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16:15 Hereford

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Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 0f 53y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.10
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 31-232 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Placed three times over hurdles since justifying favouritism in a Newton Abbot maiden bumper (2m1f) during the summer of 2021; didn't hurdle fluently though when beaten 20l by the 11-8 favourite at Huntingdon (2m novice, good) four weeks ago; set to make handicap debut at a realistic level.

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5th

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

18:45 Huntingdon

Maxcel

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Mel Rowley

Good-ground bumper winner who scored on his handicap debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft) in November 2022; absent since but returns with stable in fine form and it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

15/2

6

19th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:58 Huntingdon

Maxcel

11st 3lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Won a bumper in summer 2021 and displayed improvement over hurdles when scoring on handicap debut at Hereford (2m, good; front pair clear) 11 days ago; 7lb higher here but has plenty of scope for further progress.

3/1

1st

6

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:15 Hereford

Maxcel

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mel Rowley

Placed three times over hurdles since justifying favouritism in a Newton Abbot maiden bumper (2m1f) during the summer of 2021; didn't hurdle fluently though when beaten 20l by the 11-8 favourite at Huntingdon (2m novice, good) four weeks ago; set to make handicap debut at a realistic level.

6/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 43F-41 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Promise last season, namely when a late faller at Huntingdon; stuck willingly to his task, building on a fair comeback fourth, to score for the first time over hurdles at Plumpton (2m novice handicap; good to soft, 9-4 favourite) latest; every chance from a 1lb higher mark.

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0

4

9th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

Cornicello

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

held up in last, detached throughout, pulled up before 3 out, never going well

14/1

4th

3

16th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

19:20 Fontwell

Cornicello

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Can be considered on his two wins last autumn but hasn't found that form in a pair of starts this spring; last of four at Ffos Las 20 days ago and blinkers now fitted in an attempt to perk him up.

10/1

4th

3

27th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:25 Ffos Las

Cornicello

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

prominent, ridden and outpaced 3f out, weakened 2f out

9/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4144- D

Last run: 247 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Struck on second hurdles start (Taunton, 2m maiden; soft); progress thwarted in handicaps since by an overenthusiastic style of racing; eases slightly in grade on first appearance since March; chance.

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1

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:05 Leicester

Natty Night

12st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

walked into the start, in touch with leaders, dropped to last 2nd, mistake 8th, mistake 10th, mistake 12th, weakened omitted 3 out

6/4

5th

3

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Natty Night

11st 11lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Has stamina to prove today and is not one for maximum faith, having virtually refused to race three outings ago and looked reluctant to line up last time; however, he drew clear on the run-in to open his chasing account at Leicester (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago and today's 4lb higher mark ought to be manageable.

4/1

1st

4

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:35 Leicester

Natty Night

11st 8lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

prominent, jumped left 2nd, led after 4th, headed but prominent 6th, lost position 9th, pushed along and rallied before 3 out

100/30

OUR TIP

Form: 10-414

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Improvement when scoring on second start over hurdles (Fontwell, 2m1f novice; good; reversed earlier form with the runner-up); jumped right throughout when less effective in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Warwick subsequently; the switch to a right-handed track should assist.

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4th

2

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:15 Hereford

Girlofmydreams

11st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

Improvement when scoring on second start over hurdles (Fontwell, 2m1f novice; good; reversed earlier form with the runner-up); jumped right throughout when less effective in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Warwick subsequently; the switch to a right-handed track should assist.

5/1

4th

2

29th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:36 Warwick

Girlofmydreams

11st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

jumped right throughout, chased leader, led before 4th, not fluent 4th, soon increased tempo, pushed along and joined 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened quickly run-in, lost third towards finish (jockey said mare jumped right-handed)

5/2

1st

6

4th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:50 Fontwell

Girlofmydreams

10st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

raced in second, led just before 3 out, hit 2 out, pushed along approaching last, faced challenge when jumped right and mistake last, hung right run-in, kept on

5/2

Form: 5777- BF

Last run: 242 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Hasn't had many attempts over hurdles (0-4), yet failed to excel when favourite for handicap debut at Newcastle (2m, good) in March; interesting to see how he fares for the application of cheekpieces; fresh from a recent Flat run with market potentially helpful.

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8th

14

(10)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Alghazaal

8st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Mark Usher

Infrequent winner who had plenty of chances during the winter and returns from three months off; several make greater appeal.

16/1

9th

5

(8)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Alghazaal

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Usher

Dual-purpose performer; placed on AW in four of his last five starts but he was behind Placated when a well-held third here (1m4f) last time and that took his overall record to 2-34; others are more persuasive.

20/1

Form: /P-654

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Previously with Pat Griffin and then Shark Hanlon in Ireland (0-22 combined hurdling; second on five occasions); now on 0-27 over hurdles, but is 3lb lower than for last month's sticking on fourth at Stratford (2m, good); others more appealing.

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13

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Wexford

Ashton Court

10st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

29-race maiden; well treated on his placed form from a few seasons ago but struggling for form in Britain when last seen; bought for 5,500gns since and interesting recruit for this yard; off 117 days; engaged at Navan, Saturday.

4/1

24

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Navan

Ashton Court

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

0-28 hurdles record is off-putting, though second on five occasions; back in Ireland now after a spell in Britain; perhaps Gordon Elliott can find the key to him; stable has two other runners.

14/1

6th

12

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:15 Hereford

Ashton Court

10st 12lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Simon Earle

Previously with Pat Griffin and then Shark Hanlon in Ireland (0-22 combined hurdling; second on five occasions); now on 0-27 over hurdles, but is 3lb lower than for last month's sticking on fourth at Stratford (2m, good); others more appealing.

12/1

Form: 10765- D

Last run: 273 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Landed the odds in a Wexford maiden hurdle for Henry De Bromhead (2m, good; August 2021); had difficult tasks on first two starts for Kayley Woollacott before faring slightly better when fifth of 17 at Taunton (2m3f, Class 5); 6lb lower with fitness the unknown off a 273-day absence.

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6th

9

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Stratford

Urabamba

10st 6lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Some fair efforts over hurdles and fences for this yard but more needed if he's to add to only career win in Ireland two years ago.

8/1

5th

9

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Worcester

Urabamba

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Has run reasonably over hurdles and fences for this yard but more needed if he's to add to only career win, in Ireland (for Henry De Bromhead) nearly two years ago; usual tongue-strap left off.

20/1

Form: -4237P

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ex-French racer; disappointing both starts in Britain, pulling up at Worcester (2m, soft; 100-1) 12 days ago on first run since wind surgery; 6lb lower and, with 7lb claimer booked, seeks a much needed upturn in fortunes.

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4th

8

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Coastal Sun

10st 4lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Won a Ludlow claimer last November; beaten in eight handicaps but only 4l and 7l away in her last two; Will Featherstone's 10lb claim comes in handy; possible.

5/1

6th

13

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:00 Newton Abbot

Coastal Sun

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won a claimer last November; handicap form for current yard has been moderate, finishing behind three of these when seventh at Worcester two starts ago; fair third at Stratford since but this looks tougher.

12/1

3rd

10

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:20 Stratford

Coastal Sun

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won a claiming hurdle for previous yard; respectable 10l fourth over C&D in June before a lesser effort at Worcester; not overly convincing.

12/1

Form: /37-50

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Capable Flat handicapper for Simon and Ed Crisford; still searching for a first win over hurdles (0-7) and it's difficult to draw any positives from his most recent run at Chepstow (2m good to soft; 15th of 16); 5lb lower.

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10th

1

(10)

17th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Wise Glory

9st 11lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Grace Harris

prominent

10/1

5th

2

(6)

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:55 Windsor

Wise Glory

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Grace Harris

Hasn't won in almost three years and has regressed since joining from Paul Nicholls; was running poorly over hurdles when last seen and is hard to fancy.

16/1

11

(2)

14th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

16:15 Leicester

Wise Glory

8st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Grace Harris

10/1

Form: P3-565

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Placed on first start over hurdles at Stratford (2m2f, good to soft) in October 2021 but generally poor since, including when beaten 45l (fifth of seven) on seasonal reappearance at Exeter; 5lb lower in first-time blinkers.

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10th

13

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:15 Hereford

Blueberg

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Placed on first start over hurdles at Stratford (2m2f, good to soft) in October 2021 but generally poor since, including when beaten 45l (fifth of seven) on seasonal reappearance at Exeter; 5lb lower in first-time blinkers.

10/1

5th

3

18th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

Blueberg

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

midfield, bumped 1st, mistake 4th, ridden after 5 out, lost fourth 4 out, soon weakened

8/1

6th

1

2nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

19:00 Ffos Las

Blueberg

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, headway when mistake 8th, ridden home turn, weakened omitted 4 out

8/1

Form: 488P-4 D

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Feasibly handicapped but hasn't won since springing a 100-1 surprise at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in September 2021; ran okay at Newton Abbot (fourth) in August and is 2lb lower with Brian Hughes taking over in the saddle.

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10

30th Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Taunton

Borak

11st 2lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Deborah Faulkner

Multiple winner down the years but far from consistent in either code in recent times; tailed off the last twice (hurdling/AW).

40/1

1

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Borak

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Deborah Faulkner

Multiple winner down the years but far from consistent in either code in recent times and he's worth taking on under a big weight.

25/1

10

(6)

14th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Borak

9st 5lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Deborah Faulkner

Has gained most wins over hurdles and it's seven years since his last Flat success; far from consistent in both codes in recent times; opposed.

40/1

66/1

Form: P-54P8 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Sole hurdles win (20 starts) came for Stuart Crawford at Carlisle (2m3f, mares' novice) in February 2020; nothing remotely positive to take from her two most recent efforts; easing in the weights, yet it's far safer to look elsewhere.

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8

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

15:20 Kelso

Lilys Gem

10st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

2

28th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

15:40 Leicester

Lilys Gem

11st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Bumper/hurdle winner at Carlisle when trained by Stuart Crawford; had been unconvincing for this yard but she didn't go unbacked when winning over C&D a month ago (good to soft), getting up late in the day; 5lb higher but she does go on this sort of ground.

11/2

Form: 00P-

Last run: 304 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

No worthwhile hurdles form (0-3) and equally modest on the Flat (0-3 for John O' Shea); returns to Ryan Potter to make handicap debut from 34lb wrong.

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12th

4

(6)

4th Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Angus De Bull

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Ryan Potter

Holds weak claims on form, including over hurdles, but looks a possible improver on this Flat handicap debut and first AW attempt; market support should be heeded.

12/1

5

(9)

20th Jan 2023

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

14:20 Southwell (AW)

Angus De Bull

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Ryan Potter

Stablemate of Pittsburg, who is a leading contender in the first division; holds weak claims on form, including over hurdles, but looks a possible improver on this Flat handicap debut and first AW attempt; market support should be heeded.

14/1

Form: 7653-P

Last run: 181 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Traces of ability in novice company, notably when third to an odds-on favourite at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft; beaten 7l) in January; pulled hard when flopping on handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m2f novice handicap) in May; off since; 3lb lower, but best watched.

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4th

4

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Pumpkins Pride

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Maiden; failed to finish first three handicap starts but put that right when third at Doncaster in February; last month's Ludlow sixth (favourite) was less encouraging but possible he may still progress.

6/1

6th

2

14th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:35 Ludlow

Pumpkins Pride

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Failed to complete his first three handicaps but fared much better when staying-on third at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in February and might have a bit more to offer over today's longer trip.

4/1

3rd

1

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Doncaster

Pumpkins Pride

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

prominent, not fluent 3rd

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £289.00
Straight Forecast £208.40
Tricast £549.70
Trifecta £692.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cornicello

Daily Mirror:

Maxcel

D Express:

Alghazaal

Daily Mail:

Natty Night

RP Ratings:

Cornicello

TOPSPEED:

Cornicello

POSTDATA:

Cornicello

LAMBOURN:

Cornicello

The Times:

Cornicello

Telegraph:

Cornicello

The Guardian:

Cornicello

The Sun:

Cornicello

The Star:

Cornicello

Daily Record:

Maxcel