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Good To Soft

bet365 Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5663.84
  • 2m 3f 154y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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bet365 Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 267-

Last run: 306 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

French Flat winner (2m, good to soft) who was a second on hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m, good) last October and had tough assignments in Graded juvenile hurdles the next twice; has had a wind op since his last run in December and this 4yo, who is in top hands, has potential off his opening mark.

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8th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

Rocky Man

11st 9lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

With a leading trainer and he's dropped to a dangerous mark; could get back on track at some stage and a market check is advised, but he's struggled on his three outings this season.

12/1

2

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Rocky Man

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

raced wide, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 6th, outpaced and dropped to rear after 3 out, pulled up after 2 out

11/4

3rd

2

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

14:20 Lingfield

Rocky Man

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

led, not fluent 3rd, headed before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32111- CD

Last run: 255 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Completed a hat-trick (2m1f/2m3f, good/soft) and made it 2-2 in handicaps when winning over C&D last time out in February; did it comfortably and a 7lb rise may well underestimate this unexposed 6yo.

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4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:20 Perth

Findthetime

11st 10lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Two wins from final three starts for Nicky Richards (1m7f/2m, heavy/soft); looked fortunate at Newcastle on second occasion (left well clear two out) but that form still reads well; versatile ground-wise and won over an extended 2m3f on hurdles; not ruled out on stable debut (same ownership).

4/1

1st

1

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

12:30 Newcastle

Findthetime

11st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

wore earplugs, didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, headway and went second before 5 out, outpaced before 3 out, 4 lengths down when left well clear 2 out

6/4

25/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 841-P9 D

Last run: 154 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles at Sedgefield in March but struggled on final two starts for Brian Ellison and he was well beaten on the Flat on his stable debut a fortnight ago; others have more pressing claims.

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3rd

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Ashington

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

No win since scoring over hurdles here (2m4f, Class 2; from 9lb higher) in March 2022; could strip fitter for recent comeback run (Warwick), while the switch back to fences for the first time in 13 months could potentially rekindle a spark; one to consider.

13/2

5th

4

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Ashington

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mark Walford

More than two years since last time successful but often runs well and he's dropped to a career-low mark; Cobden booking takes the eye on return from a break.

6/1

Form: F1P5-6 D

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Runs off the same mark as when winning at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) in March but that course brings out the best in him and he struggled on his final three starts in the spring; needs to get back on track after a break.

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3rd

6

16th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

13:00 Newcastle

Sheriff Garrett

11st 8lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leader, prominent 5th, not fluent and ridden 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, 9 lengths down and beaten when left in third last

8/1

6th

12

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:23 Wetherby

Sheriff Garrett

11st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Tim Easterby

High-mileage 9yo who exploited some help from the handicapper when holding on well to score at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day; can probably cope with today's 2lb higher mark but is not one to rely upon heavily.

9/2

Form: /06P-5

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won three in a row on the Flat this summer and he's well handicapped on his old hurdles form; however, he was soundly beaten back in this code at Uttoxeter last month and needs something extra here.

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Form: /F1P4-

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Decisive winner of maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) last December for Dan Skelton; struggled on final two runs for that yard and has changed stables (remains in the same ownership); market check advised on reappearance and stable/handicap debut but he has something to prove.

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0

6

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Cousu Main

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

Has run well in both starts since joining this stable, the first of them when second to Fenna's Loss over C&D in June; possibly needs a shade more for another win but likelier than some to give it a good shot.

9/1

4th

2

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Cousu Main

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

Signed off for Neil Mulholland with some below-par efforts in the spring but gave good account when clear second to Fenna's Lass on stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, good) four weeks ago; still unexposed over this sort of trip; a possible if in similar form again here.

9/1

2nd

3

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Cousu Main

11st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

travelled strongly, prominent, going easily when went second after 3 out, ridden when challenging approaching last, kept on

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 43/9P- D

Last run: 303 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

His profile has been patchy across his six races since winning at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) in October 2020; however, he's on a handy mark and is one to watch in the betting on his first outing of the year.

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8th

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Collooney

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

never better than mid-division, ridden and weakened after 3 out

16/1

7th

3

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

17:20 Wetherby

Collooney

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

His profile has been patchy across his six races since winning at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) in October 2020; however, he's on a handy mark and is one to watch in the betting on his first outing of the year.

9/1

4

30th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:40 Haydock

Collooney

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Has looked promising at various stages of his career, including when making a winning reappearance off this mark at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last autumn; made mistakes and proved disappointing in four goes at chasing afterwards, but he could be dangerous back over hurdles after a break.

11/1

Form: 3O21-1 D

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Improved since being stepped up in trip and won two in a row when last seen in the spring (2m3f/2m4f, good/good to soft); has also shown promise on soft; up 10lb for last time but he was clear with Ask Paddington, who won his next four, and this progressive 5yo could have more left in the tank.

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6th

1

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

14:05 Doncaster

Vintage Fizz

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Made it 2-3 over fences when winning at Bangor (2m4f, good) in September and was suited by going back left-handed when neck runner-up at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) last time; could be in the mix once more.

10/1

Form: /1214- CD BF

Last run: 224 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

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5th

3

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:35 Perth

Raffertys Return

11st 12lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has improved with headgear on last three starts, winning over 2m3f at Carlisle (heavy) in first time cheekpieces and then scoring over 2m4f at Newcastle in a visor; could go well again despite 7lb rise.

4/1

1st

5

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

16:05 Newcastle

Raffertys Return

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

In first-time tongue-tie/cheekpieces combination when beating three rivals over 2m3f at Carlisle (heavy) but he was a weakener when the visor was added at Kelso; takes on progressive opposition here and may struggle.

15/2

7th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Raffertys Return

10st 6lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Readily made all in four-runner handicap at Carlisle (2m3f, heavy) 12 days ago in first-time tongue-tie/cheekpieces; the strength of that form is dubious, but he's still 3lb lower than when a fair fourth in this last year (good to soft) and is not ruled out; visor replaces cheekpieces.

9/1

Form: 55125-

Last run: 190 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

80-1 winner of Sedgefield maiden (2m1f, good) in February; it's still very early days for this 4yo, who makes his handicap debut, but he was well beaten in a Southwell novice (2m4f, good) last time out in April and others are more compelling.

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5th

7

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:24 Sedgefield

Royle Steel

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Led close home to win here (2m3f, good) off today's mark in October and put a lesser run behind him when keeping on for respectable fourth here (2m3f, soft) last month; not one to rely upon, though, and would appeal more on better ground.

6/1

4th

3

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Royle Steel

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

held up in rear

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £70.00
Straight Forecast £66.80
Tricast £274.50
Trifecta £356.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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The Guardian:

Rocky Man

The Sun:

Vintage Fizz

TOPSPEED:

Sheriff Garrett

Daily Mail:

Rocky Man

D Express:

Rocky Man

POSTDATA:

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Telegraph:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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