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Jumps Are Back Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6153.98
  • 2m 3f 173y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Jumps Are Back Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: /3FF7-

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won final French start (2m1f, very soft) and promising efforts last October on first two British starts (2m/2m2f, good to soft/heavy); good ground here may not have suited when last seen in April and this 5yo retains potential for his top yard; the promising Freddie Gingell takes off 10lb.

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6th

1

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Kempton

Halo Des Obeaux

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

His second fall from three attempts over fences came on latest start, so he's back over hurdles; had found some improvement on heavy/soft earlier this term and could easily have more to offer for the champion trainer, but good ground would give him much more to prove.

10/1

4

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 3

13:28 Musselburgh

Halo Des Obeaux

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders on outer, mistake and fell heavily 3rd

7/2

2nd

3

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Halo Des Obeaux

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Ex-French 5yo who opened British account (fifth attempt) in a conditional jockeys' event at Sandown (2m4f, heavy); fair fourth there over 2m7f four weeks ago off today's mark and needs to prove he's worth it.

8/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3/444-

Last run: 247 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Beaten 14l when fourth of nine on handicap debut at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in March but that form has worked out well; dropped a handy 3lb and this lightly raced 6yo is open to improvement; he's one to consider.

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1st

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

15:45 Wetherby

Top Of The Bill

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

made all, ridden and led clearly after 2 out, faced challenge 4 out, stayed on

5/1

3rd

1

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Top Of The Bill

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won over hurdles here last February and got off the mark over fences over C&D (soft) in December; followed up over C&D (good to soft) last month; also effective on heavy; up 8lb for last time but had plenty in hand from Hurricance Highway and this front-runner holds strong claims once more.

11/8

1st

4

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:10 Exeter

Top Of The Bill

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

made all, led, pushed along and went clear before 2 out, hung left approaching last, kept on well approaching last, eased towards finish, unchallenged

11/2

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2P4PP- D

Last run: 211 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and inconsistent since his Grade 2 novice win at Doncaster (3m, soft) in January 2021 and he was pulled up at Cheltenham and Aintree on his final two starts last season; however, he twice showed spark here last season (including on reappearance) and is not ruled out off a reduced mark.

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1

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

14:00 Huntingdon

The Cob

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Inconsistent over hurdles since his Grade 2 novice success in January 2021 but won readily by 13l on last month's chasing debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft), despite jumping to his right throughout, and today's switch back to a clockwise track looks the right move.

13/8

1st

2

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:55 Uttoxeter

The Cob

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Grade 2-winning hurdler over 3m; that's perhaps more his trip and after making the running he was readily brushed aside by the front two in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Sandown (heavy); goes chasing as a lightly raced 8yo but may get outpaced when it matters; 2lb wrong.

5/1

3rd

1

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

The Cob

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Lightly raced and inconsistent since his Grade 2 novice win at Doncaster (3m, soft) in January 2021 and he was pulled up at Cheltenham and Aintree on his final two starts last season; however, he twice showed spark here last season (including on reappearance) and is not ruled out off a reduced mark.

8/1

Form: 1U24-5 C BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Made early mistakes when tailed off on chase/seasonal debut at Kempton three weeks ago; enjoyed a solid juvenile hurdle campaign last season, including a win here (2m, soft), and his pedigree provides plenty of optimism regarding this step up in trip; on the shortlist now back over hurdles.

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4th

4

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Hasty Parisian

11st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Just 1-20 over hurdles for Milton Harris/Anthony Charlton and has not been firing on all cylinders since returning from a break in the autumn; starts off for new trainer on a good mark and with conditions to suit but still needs today's headgear switch to perk him up.

14/1

5

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Hasty Parisian

11st 11lb

T: Harriet Dickin

4th

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Hasty Parisian

11st 1lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

took keen hold, led, not fluent 1st, headed but prominent 6th, not fluent and lost position 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, soon no impression

7/2

Form: 1512-P D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on reappearance at Fakenham (2m, good) and a major turnaround is needed just 11 days later; however, he may have needed the run and the step back up in trip is a plus, with last season's three wins coming over 2m3f-2m5f (soft/good to soft); not written off.

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2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Legal Rights

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Six wins on Flat and over hurdles but ended his time with Gary Moore on a low note and little sign of a revival for new yard; limited appeal with first-time visor replacing cheekpieces and tongue-tie discarded.

12/1

8th

1

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Legal Rights

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Became disappointing for Gary Moore last season (often racing lazily) and was safely held on stable debut at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in November; subsequent wind op might have helped but others look less risky.

16/1

Form: 1/469/ D

Last run: 624 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Looked very promising when winning first three rules starts in 2019-20; twice well beaten in early 2021 and absent since (has had second wind op in interim); returns with lots to prove but a market move would be interesting.

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8th

4

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Kepagge

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Hasn't taken to fences on his last four starts (after wind surgery) so no surprise that he's back over hurdles and this mark is manageable on the best of his form, albeit at shorter trips; there are enough doubts on a few counts to turn elsewhere.

12/1

6th

6

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Kepagge

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Useful four-time hurdle winner but he's been disappointing in his three chase runs since November; dropped another 4lb but he has something to prove and all of his wins have come at about 2m4f.

9/1

Form: 85-311 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Arrives on a hat-trick having won at Fontwell the last twice (2m1f/2m3f, good), and he's won on soft ground; however, his four British wins have all come at Fontwell and he needs to prove he can do it elsewhere.

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0

3

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:40 Leicester

Vorashann

11st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Four-time hurdle winner for Gary Moore (always at Fontwell) and will be very hard to beat if anywhere his best form here but, following a ten-month layoff, was beaten about 28l when fifth in this grade for new stable at Huntingdon in November; needs that outing to have done him good; has won on soft ground but his record on heavy is not persuasive.

7/1

5th

6

5th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

12:30 Huntingdon

Vorashann

11st 0lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

prominent, weakened 2 out

5/1

Form: 24-331 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort who capitalised on some help from the handicapper when prevailing in a tight finish at Warwick (2m3f, good) last month; also effective on soft ground; back up 4lb here but he might not be far away with Jack Martin again removing 10lb.

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8th

1

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Guernesey

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Jackie Stephen

midfield

15/2

3rd

7

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Guernesey

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Jackie Stephen

Ex-Joe Tizzard; good second off 7lb higher at Kelso in November (3m2f, soft); hasn't fared quite as well since; on a good mark now but needs to bounce back in first-time cheekpieces.

14/1

5th

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Guernesey

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

Hasn't really kicked on from his second on stable debut in November (3m2f, soft) and has a bit to find with some of these on recent evidence.

20/1

Form: 131461 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Easily won a selling hurdle at 2-7 at Stratford (2m2f, good) ten days ago, after which he was bought out of Mark Walford's yard for £8,400; has a very healthy 7-21 strike-rate over jumps but he's done all of his winning on good/good to soft ground and conditions are likely to be against him.

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5

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Floating Rock

11st 11lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

towards rear

25/1

6th

2

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Floating Rock

12st 0lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

Won 2m2f seller here in autumn 2022 but soundly beaten in four handicaps since joining current stable; untested beyond about 2m5f and has fitness to prove after 349-day absence; look elsewhere.

40/1

Form: /21F-P D

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Fell at Fontwell in February and, also over fences, he jumped poorly and was found to be lame when pulled up at Perth in May; could be suited by the return to hurdling and has run well when fresh around this time of year in each of the last two seasons; last win came on soft and he's a possible.

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5

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Cilaos Glace

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Oliver Sherwood

Most recent win came in Fontwell chase (2m3f) last winter; poor completion record since (fences/hurdles) and achieved little when he got round last time; others preferred.

33/1

7th

4

7th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:35 Leicester

Cilaos Glace

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Oliver Sherwood

Chasing campaign ended on a low note in the spring and he was in trouble by halfway when pulled up back over hurdles at Lingfield last month; too many doubts for now.

25/1

5

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

14:00 Lingfield

Cilaos Glace

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

took keen hold, pressed leader, shaken up and lost ground 4th, soon in rear, behind when not fluent 5th, soon pulled up

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £275.00
Straight Forecast £252.80
Tricast £892.20
Trifecta £1289.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Vorashann

WEST COUNTRY:

Top Of The Bill

Telegraph:

The Cob

SPOTLIGHT:

Halo Des Obeaux

RP Ratings:

Guernesey

TOPSPEED:

Legal Rights

Daily Mail:

Top Of The Bill

D Express:

Top Of The Bill

The Times:

Vorashann

Daily Mirror:

Vorashann

The Sun:

Vorashann

The Star:

Vorashann

Daily Record:

Vorashann

The Guardian:

The Cob