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13:10 Plumpton

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 4f 114y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £22.00
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 92632/

Last run: 624 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who has place form in 2m4f/3m1f handicaps over hurdles, but he's probably vulnerable back in novice company, especially off the back of a long absence.

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2nd

2

12th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

17:00 Plumpton

Northern Poet

11st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

disputed lead, jumped right and lost position 2nd, lost second before 5th, outpaced and lost ground before 4 out

2/1

5th

6

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Northern Poet

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Launched chasing career with three consecutive wins towards end of last season (2m4f-3m) but was pulled up on reappearance outing in October and looked rather laboured when never-dangerous fifth at Kempton last month; needs to get back in the groove.

25/1

5th

7

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Northern Poet

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Has won on good to soft but three consecutive chase wins last spring, at 2m4f-3m1f, were on good ground; pulled up back from break in October and off again since; would probably prefer ground to dry out.

12/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran a lot better in his first Irish point than the second but that initial RPR of 84 is ordinary; however, he has joined a yard that's having a fine season.

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6th

8

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:22 Wincanton

Tea And Chats

11st 9lb

J: Sgt Nathan Rahman

T: Chris Gordon

Twice placed over hurdles but needs to get back on song as he was disappointing on his chase debut before finishing a remote second back hurdling in a Fontwell maiden; good ground is an unknown.

16/1

2nd

3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:57 Fontwell

Tea And Chats

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 3 out, stayed on after 2 out, went modest second run-in, no match for winner

4/1

5th

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Tea And Chats

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

led, pressed leader when headed after 2nd, led 8th, headed when not fluent 4 out, weakened before 3 out

7/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

The form of his Irish point win (3m, soft) in April looks all the better now with the second having done particularly well in bumpers; stable buoyed by a winner at Cheltenham on Saturday and he could be interesting.

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7th

13

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Scamallach Liath

10st 8lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Progressive 2212 record in handicap hurdles; scored in gritty fashion at Ascot (nearly 3m1f) in November and put up another most tenacious performance when beaten a head, having made most, over an extended 2m7f there (again on good; probably acts on soft) one month later; up another 5lb but surely won't go down without a fight.

7/1

2nd

1

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

12:40 Ascot

Scamallach Liath

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Progressive 221 record in handicap hurdles, well-backed favourite when winning a nine-runner race in gritty fashion here (nearly 3m1f, good) on reappearance four weeks ago; probably acts on soft; up 6lb but may continue with his improvement.

11/4

1st

2

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 4

15:45 Ascot

Scamallach Liath

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Runner-up in both handicap hurdles for Oliver Sherwood, the latest behind a progressive rival here in April (2m7f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces, now discarded); retains potential off this 3lb higher mark having moved with former trainer to Harry Derham.

11/4

8/11

Form: 903101

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Irish challenger who has won two of his last three starts, both of them good-ground handicaps at 2m5f and 2m7f; did it comfortably the last time and the runner-up has been placed again since; has the penalties but Philip Byrnes takes off 5lb and he's a key player.

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5th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Grozni

11st 9lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

held up in rear, not fluent 10th, no impression from 5 out

11/1

6th

20

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Grozni

11st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Good second under Alex Chadwick on first two starts for yard at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) and Musselburgh (2m4f, soft); however, he needs to step up on that form today and was merely sixth of eight at Sandown last month.

50/1

6th

7

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:45 Sandown

Grozni

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Ex-Irish novice chaser who has performed well under a 7lb amateur rider at Doncaster (3m) and Musselburgh (2m4f) for new yard, finishing second both times; interesting off just 2lb higher with Harry Cobden taking over.

7/1

Form: 7/

Last run: 702 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Convincing Irish point winner on soft to heavy and he was highly tried on his hurdling debut nearly two years ago; remains unexposed but he's best watched after 702 days away.

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5th

6

14th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:10 Plumpton

Promising Milan

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Syd Hosie

Convincing Irish point winner on soft to heavy and he was highly tried on his hurdling debut nearly two years ago; remains unexposed but he's best watched after 702 days away.

16/1

Form: 25

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Two runs in bumpers, proving no match for the winner at Ffos Las and then a 14l fifth at Bangor; others have shown more.

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5th

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Titanium Bullet

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

Not far away in his first two chases at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) and it wasn't his first below-par run on soft last time; possibilities.

3/1

3rd

2

6th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Titanium Bullet

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

Still a maiden but has performed well in two C&D events (good to soft) since switched to fences and ties in with Kings Justice on those pieces of form; possibilities off same mark back from 11-week break.

6/1

Form: 6-

Last run: 210 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Never dangerous in his bumper (Chepstow) but the stable has a modest strike-rate in that scene and he can be expected to improve now hurdling.

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4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:35 Wincanton

Belgarum

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

His reduced mark appeals on last season's hurdle form but he's been unable to get competitive over fences this season and was pulled up at Exeter last time; major turnaround needed.

10/1

Form: 6

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

0-6 in points and well beaten when he completed; didn't show a lot on his switch to hurdling at Fontwell (2m1f, soft; 40-1) and is readily passed over in first-time headgear.

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8th

10

14th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:10 Plumpton

Wang Dang Doodle

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Jim & Suzi Best

0-6 in points and well beaten when he completed; didn't show a lot on his switch to hurdling at Fontwell (2m1f, soft; 40-1) and is readily passed over in first-time headgear.

100/1

6th

9

4th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:05 Fontwell

Wang Dang Doodle

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jim & Suzi Best

0-6 in points and was beaten 23l or more in his completed starts in that sphere; returns form 530 days off and can only be watched on his rules debut.

100/1

100/30

Form: 2

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two of his seven Irish points and then bought for £38,000; no match for a smart novice over C&D two weeks ago but he was clear of the rest in a well strung-out field; thereabouts.

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4th

1

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Heaven Smart

12st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Kempton winner in first-time blinkers off an 8lb lower mark three months ago (made all) who should be happier back round an easy, right-handed track; it remains to be seen how two subsequent unseats have effected confidence however.

8/1

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Heaven Smart

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Took well to first-time blinkers at Kempton (3m, soft), belatedly opening his account; beaten when unseating rider at Newbury (Class 3) since but this drop back in grade may suit; headgear retained.

7/1

6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Heaven Smart

10st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Sent chasing this season; let down by his jumping on penultimate start but switching from cheekpieces to blinkers worked on latest, in which he easily won from the front in a six-runner handicap at Kempton (3m, soft) despite two mistakes; up 9lb, with another 2lb out of the handicap, but it's hard to pin down just how much he had in the tank in that breakthrough win.

5/2

Form: 7-79

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

150-1 and cheekpieces on when never-dangerous ninth of 12 on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in September; needs to take a big step forward.

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0

5

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:20 Huntingdon

Claude Almighty

11st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Jo Davis

Well beaten in first-time blinkers on handicap hurdle debut four weeks ago (2m4f); moves back up in trip with cheekpieces refitted for this chasing debut; others have much more obvious claims.

33/1

0

7

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Worcester

Claude Almighty

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Jo Davis

Low-level form thus far but always a chance that blinkers will trigger something now into handicaps.

33/1

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Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest on the Flat and a transformation is required on hurdle debut.

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3

14th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:10 Plumpton

El Paco

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

Modest on the Flat and a transformation is required on hurdle debut.

100/1

5

6th Nov 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

14:00 Sandown

El Paco

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

Modest on the Flat; a transformation is required on hurdle debut.

200/1

Form: 9-P

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won five on the Flat but jumping doesn't come easy to him and he lacked fluency before pulling up here two weeks ago.

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7th

9

(7)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:40 Lingfield (AW)

Smith

9st 8lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Lydia Richards

outpaced in rear

25/1

10th

8

(9)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Smith

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Lydia Richards

raced wide, midfield, pushed along 4f out

16/1

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