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Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £56270
  • 2m 0f 87y
  • Class 1
  • 16 runners
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Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 11520- CD

Last run: 240 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Down the field in the County Hurdle here at the Festival and off since; however, he enjoyed a fine novice campaign otherwise; including a Grade 2 win over C&D (good; three runners) and a close second in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury (2m, good to soft); only five and could go well.

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0

2

8th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 214y

Class 3

14:45 Uttoxeter

I Like To Move It

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Very smart hurdler with good-ground wins in the Greatwood Handicap at Cheltenham and the Grade 2 Kingwell at Wincanton, easily the best of his five runs last season; his two heaviest defeats last term were on soft but best run the previous campaign was on good to soft; has much the best form in this small but select field; the one to beat if the ground is okay.

1/2

5th

2

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

I Like To Move It

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Well-beaten sixth of seven in last month's Champion Hurdle and he weakened on his sole previous attempt at this sort of trip; however, the ground was soft for both of those runs and perhaps he's better served by a sounder surface; has won the Greatwood Handicap and the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle and he's an each-way contender if able to produce his best form.

25/1

6th

2

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

I Like To Move It

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Progressive hurdler who powered clear for a 17l success in the Kingwell at Wincanton (1m7f) last month, bouncing back from his Relkeel flop over 2m4f; rated by trainer as being as good as the yard's best hurdlers in the past, including two horses who were placed in the Champion Hurdle; 3-3 over C&D, the most recent in this season's Greatwood (defied top weight in emphatic style); has raced mostly on good/good to soft; should go well.

20/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2/1-21 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Defied his inexperience when second of 25 in a handicap at Punchestown (2m, good to yielding) in April on his fourth start, and he comfortably got the job done in a Newton Abbot novice (2m1f, good) on last month's return to action; unexposed and could have plenty more to offer for in-form yard.

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10th

2

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Gin Coco

11st 12lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Won in small field at Ascot (1m7f, good) last November and back to form with fair fourth behind comfortable winner at Plumpton (2m, good) in March; needs to build on that latest run to pose a threat this afternoon.

12/1

4th

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Gin Coco

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Former Greatwood runner-up; returned to something like his best when beating five rivals at Ascot (1m7f, good) in November when tongue tied for the first time and simply never gave his running at Doncaster; had a break since then and record fresh is encouraging, as is the drying ground; strongly considered.

11/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 11B1-1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Made it four wins from five races on last month's reappearance in a handicap at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft; unraced on good); this is a much tougher test of his credentials but he could have more left in the tank for a trainer who has won two of the last five runnings (one of two for yard).

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3rd

11

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Harbour Lake

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Solid efforts the last twice, most recently runner-up to Zain Nights at Cheltenham (3m, good) when upped in trip; remains well treated on form from 2022-23 season and he could be thereabouts once more.

13/2

2nd

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Harbour Lake

10st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

midfield, steady headway on inner after 2 out, kept on run-in, went second towards finish, not pace to challenge

6/1

5th

5

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Harbour Lake

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Hasn't taken to fences on his two starts this season; there's a question mark regarding current form but he's 4lb lower than when a solid fifth of 20 at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) last April and could be involved.

8/1

Form: 1U323- D

Last run: 211 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

He needs a hurdling career-best if he's to win this competitive race but he's been in good form on the Flat this autumn and he ran well at Haydock (1m7f, good) in April on his last hurdles outing, when staying on for third having been denied a clear run; could give another good account.

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13th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

First Impression

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John & Sean Quinn

Useful dual-purpose performer but he's on a tough mark over hurdles, now 8lb higher than for his last win (last February) after going up 3lb for a narrow defeat at Doncaster; should give his running but others are preferred for win purposes.

8/1

2nd

9

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

First Impression

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John Quinn

raced in second

16/1

0

2

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

First Impression

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

In top form at Chester since returning from a three-month break, posting a win (1m2f, soft) then a good second (1m2f, good to soft); also effective elsewhere and he can give another good account.

11/2

Form: 302-2F D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Improvement is needed if she's to win this competitive handicap off her current mark, and a longer trip may be preferable; however, the stiff track provides some compensation and she was a good second to Sonigino (who has followed up) at Chepstow (2m, good) last month; each-way claims.

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7

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Nina The Terrier

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Alan King

Has three hurdles wins to her name and she's looked as good as ever this season, far from disgraced when fifth of 13 in the Greatwood at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) in November; this race is probably less competitive and returning to 2m4f may suit; each-way claims.

9/1

5th

7

13th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

14:55 Cheltenham

Nina The Terrier

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Improvement is needed if she's to win this competitive handicap off her current mark, and a longer trip may be preferable; however, the stiff track provides some compensation and she was a good second to Sonigino (who has followed up) at Chepstow (2m, good) last month; each-way claims.

14/1

Form: 0117-U C

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Won here (2m1f, good) in January and he was a creditable seventh of 26 in the County Hurdle here in March (2m1f, good to soft); he's 1lb lower than at the Festival and the in-form conditional Ben Bromley removes 7lb; returns to hurdles after a spell on the Flat and may well be bang there for a trainer who won this with a 20-1 shot in 2018.

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4th

4

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:10 York

Cormier

10st 0lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Brian Ellison

midfield

12/1

Form: 1415-1 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Made it four wins from his eight hurdle starts when landing a six-runner Class 3 handicap at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) on last month's reappearance; he's open to further improvement but it's certainly needed now 4lb higher in this better grade, and a slow surface may be preferable.

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2

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Mark Of Gold

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Has won the same 2m5f race at Kempton in February for the last two seasons, latterly in good style on soft ground (also handles good); however, he was tailed off in the Coral Cup next time off his revised mark and will need another career best to resume winning ways.

22/1

19th

9

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Mark Of Gold

11st 8lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Creditable seventh in 2023 Martin Pipe here; won the same 2m5f race at Kempton in February for the last two seasons and in good style, on soft ground latest; revised mark is a career high, though, and he needs to find extra.

33/1

1st

5

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Fell four out in the Lanzarote over C&D six weeks ago; comfortably held in his completed starts this term; won this race in emphatic style last year (off 7lb lower) and has a good chance if back in similar form.

9/2

Form: 455-11 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Has benefited from wind surgery and he won twice at Chepstow (2m, good/good to soft) last month, easily making all on the second occasion; he's 10lb higher than last time and in a much hotter race here, but this 5yo is in top hands and it remains to be seen where his limitations now lie.

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12th

3

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Sonigino

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

His two visits to Aintree have yielded a good third in this race last year (good to soft) and a 6l C&D win (heavy) in December; the return to this track could reignite some spark but he's been disappointing the last twice and a major turnaround is required.

16/1

3

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Sonigino

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Acts on any going; disappointing last time but may well bounce back, having been mostly progressive otherwise in the last two seasons; solid effort under Freddie Gingell in major 2m handicap here (form has worked out well) in November, then defied top weight in clearcut style at Aintree (2m4f); still of interest.

12/1

12th

2

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Sonigino

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Justified favouritism with 6l success at Aintree (2m4f, heavy; off 6lb lower) last month, taking record to 6-16; versatile ground-wise; generally progressive and looks a major contender.

11/2

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: 051151 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Has won four times since July, once on the Flat and three times over fences, most recently here (2m, good) three weeks ago; he was a long way below his best chase form on his last five hurdle starts, including at Listowel in September, but he's 7lb lower than for his latest chase win and he scored twice over hurdles last autumn; capable of a bold show for top Irish yard.

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3

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Dads Lad

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Three chase wins at up to 2m2f in the second half of 2022 (good to yielding and good ground); has won on soft over hurdles but jumping technique deserted him on that surface when finishing remote back over fences at Cheltenham in March; needs to show the form all wrong just four weeks later.

20/1

10th

11

15th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Dads Lad

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Took very well to fences in the first half of the season, including a success in C&D handicap (good; won a hurdle on soft) in October; never involved when reverting to hurdles in the Greatwood here in November but he has potential now back chasing after a break.

12/1

10/1

Form: 242-23 D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Close second to Cormier over C&D (good) in January and he was runner-up in two 16-runner handicaps in spring; returned from a break with a solid third of five at Ffos Las last month, when 6lb wrong at the weights, and he has sound each-way claims off his proper mark today.

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10th

10

13th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

14:55 Cheltenham

Severance

11st 1lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Close second to Cormier over C&D (good) in January and he was runner-up in two 16-runner handicaps in spring; returned from a break with a solid third of five at Ffos Las last month, when 6lb wrong at the weights, and he has sound each-way claims off his proper mark today.

10/1

3rd

5

9th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 2

15:10 Ffos Las

Severance

10st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

raced in second, hit 2 out, soon ridden, 1 length down last, lost second final 110yds, kept on

9/2

2nd

12

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Severance

10st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Form: 1137-2 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Won his first five rules starts before a creditable third of six in a Grade 2 novice here (2m4f, good), when he faded late on; stamina wasn't an issue when he went close on last month's handicap/seasonal debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) but this strong-travelling sort could be seen to good effect in a big field at a stiff track now back down in trip; respected.

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5th

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 2

16:10 Perth

A Different Kind

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won four small-field chases last summer, two over this C&D, the second on soft ground in September; could go well but went up 20lb for his wins and no easy task on return from break.

3/1

1st

1

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

15:05 Perth

A Different Kind

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

made all, went clear going easily after 3 out, canter

2/5

Form: 4762-1 D

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Grade 3 novice hurdle winner for Willie Mullins in 2020 and he won the competitive Swinton Handicap Hurdle at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) this May on his fifth run for Ann Duffield; 8lb higher here but he did it with something to spare and he's not discounted now starting out for another new trainer.

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9th

6

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Ngolo

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Patrick Neville

Won this with something to spare two years ago and runs off the same mark today; however, he's run just twice since and finished down the field at Kelso in March when back from a long absence; it remains to be seen how much ability he retains; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces.

20/1

12th

6

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Ngolo

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Patrick Neville

Won the competitive Swinton Hurdle at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) in May 2022 and is just 2lb higher today; however, he's run just once since, when tailed off in the Greatwood at Cheltenham in November 2022, and this is a tough contest in which to try to defy a hefty absence.

50/1

12th

3

13th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

14:55 Cheltenham

Ngolo

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Patrick Neville

Grade 3 novice hurdle winner for Willie Mullins in 2020 and he won the competitive Swinton Handicap Hurdle at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) this May on his fifth run for Ann Duffield; 8lb higher here but he did it with something to spare and he's not discounted now starting out for another new trainer.

25/1

Form: F340U-

Last run: 329 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

2-21 over hurdles in Ireland and his British mark looks harsh, while he was merely mid-division in a Flat maiden on his stable debut in July; however, his new trainer (who won this in 2020) excels with recruits from other yards and he's attracted ante-post market support; has to be respected.

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9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Thousand Tears

11st 1lb

J: Niall Moore

T: John M Burke

Twice successful over hurdles though not for some time (staying-on third when unseated in this race two years ago) and absent since well held on Dundalk polytrack over a year ago during short spell with Emmet Mullins.

14/1

7

(7)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 182y

19:35 Killarney

Thousand Tears

9st 13lb

J: Julie Burke

T: John M Burke

Form: 12/1-4 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced French winner (on good to soft) who returned from three years off to win a handicap at Wetherby (2m, heavy) on his stable debut in March; he retains potential for last year's winning yard and may have needed last month's reappearance at Chepstow (2m, good to soft), but this headstrong sort was soundly beaten and it's hard to be confident after that.

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1st

2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 3

18:10 Hexham

Playful Saint

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Won three times over hurdles, all at around 2m on good to soft/heavy; good second at Stratford in March (2m, heavy); not so good in better company since (in 2m4f Aintree handicap last time); half-brother to a 2m5f winner over fences; interesting on debut over fences but stamina to prove.

9/2

Form: -42445 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Consistent in the main and he's suited by good ground, but he's been beaten 12 times since his last win in June 2021 and he wasn't at his best last time; today's race looks too hot for this exposed 5yo.

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8th

15

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Castel Gandolfo

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Soundly beaten by a few of these when sixth of 18 at Cheltenham (2m1f, good) last month but it wasn't a bad performance and he's run really well when runner-up over C&D on his two previous visits to Haydock (good/good to soft); on a competitive mark and not ruled out each-way.

33/1

6th

5

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Castel Gandolfo

11st 5lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

25/1

8th

4

(8)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Castel Gandolfo

9st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Fergal O’Brien

dwelt start, in rear

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £468.00
Straight Forecast £418.50
Tricast £3529.80
Trifecta £5378.00

Selections

Telegraph:

I Like To Move It

WEST COUNTRY:

Gin Coco

SPOTLIGHT:

Cormier

The Times:

Dads Lad

POSTDATA:

Sonigino

Daily Record:

A Different Kind

D Express:

Thousand Tears

Daily Mail:

I Like To Move It

Daily Mirror:

Gin Coco

The Star:

Gin Coco

The Guardian:

Dads Lad

RP Ratings:

Cormier

TOPSPEED:

Cormier