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  • 2m 4f 19y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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9/1 (Won)

Form: 2215-6 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with a below-par run and it was the same story on his recent reappearance; he's usually consistent but it's possible he needed the outing last time and he's handicapped to go well on last season's best form (including a win here in a match).

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0

4

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

13:05 Doncaster

Slanelough

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Now 7lb lower than when winning at Newcastle last November but this 11yo has struggled to get competitive since; needs to raise his game.

16/1

8th

4

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Ayr

Slanelough

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Not an easy one to predict nowadays but returned from break with fairly encouraging run at Wetherby last month and is now 3lb lower than when making all at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) just under a year ago.

16/1

5th

5

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 36y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Slanelough

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

led

16/1

Form: 5261- C

Last run: 289 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Point winner who got off the mark at the fourth attempt over hurdles in a C&D maiden (good) in February last time (wind op since); has shown promise on soft ground; takes on experienced chasers but his trainer's horses frequently improve when switched to fences and he could play a leading role.

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4

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Rowdy Rustler

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

in rear

16/1

13th

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Rowdy Rustler

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Best run back hurdling this season when 10l fourth of eight over an extended 2m4f at Newcastle (good) just before Christmas; has stamina to prove (fell before halfway previous attempt over 3m under rules) but being dropped another 4lb can only help.

8/1

Form: -21351 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won three times in spring (on good to soft and good to firm) and returned to winning ways over C&D (good) last Thursday; he carries a 7lb penalty for that short-head victory but the unexposed runner-up was clear of the remainder and this progressive 7yo holds strong claims once more.

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7th

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Hidden Commander

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Good record over fences at this venue but well beaten on last two starts, including over hurdles last time; claims back over fences, although all rules wins have been within 32 days of a previous run.

7/1

0

3

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Hidden Commander

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

raced in second, prominent halfway, weakened before 2 out, lost touch and pulled up before last

7/2

Form: 2212-3 C BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 6yo who won twice last season (2m3f/2m7f, good to soft; including here) and looked a big threat before fading into third on last month's reappearance at Wetherby (3m, good to soft); could improve for that outing and he's on the shortlist.

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2nd

7

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Geryville

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Hinted at a return to form at Wetherby and then made most of the running to win by 13l in a small field at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); that trip looked on the sharp side for this thorough stayer so all in all it was a highly positive performance; back up 7lb but has competitive form off this sort of mark.

9/2

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Geryville

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

made all, jumped well

6/1

3rd

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Geryville

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Won over C&D in October 2021 on British debut and he's well handicapped on last season's form; encouraging fourth on his reappearance at Sedgefield (3m5f, soft) in October but he's struggled the last twice (3m3f/3m) and has something to prove now back down in trip.

10/1

Form: 5212P-

Last run: 235 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 1m7f at Catterick (soft) last season and also ran well over 2m3f there (good to soft) in March; however, his form away from Catterick wasn't at the same level and this is his first run since being pulled up at Carlisle in March.

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3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Da Vinci Hand

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

On a reduced mark and he took a step back in the right direction when 14l second to well-treated winner at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) in November; however, he weakened quickly over 3m1f at Catterick (soft) in January so there's a stamina doubt today, and he refused to line up on his latest intended start (withdrawn; 3-1 at the time); a hood is added.

10/1

3

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:35 Catterick

Da Vinci Hand

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

Dual course winner; non-stayer over 3m1f back here last week; only a modest fifth in this contest 12 months ago but is 18lb lower this time; attractively handicapped.

7/2

5th

5

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:50 Catterick

Da Vinci Hand

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

Remains below his best despite finishing runner-up over 2m5f at Market Rasen (good to soft) when ultimately no match for the winner; all his best form is over shorter distances than this; cheekpieces added.

12/1

Form: 4233-3 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who showed spark as recently as January and he's dropped to an attractive mark; however, he's been soundly beaten in third on his last three starts (his reappearance most recently) and has to raise his game.

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4

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

The Paddy Pie

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

led

14/1

4th

5

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:35 Newcastle

The Paddy Pie

11st 1lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

raced in third

7/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Hidden Commander

SPOTLIGHT:

Geryville

D Express:

Rowdy Rustler

TOPSPEED:

Da Vinci Hand

The Times:

Hidden Commander

Telegraph:

Hidden Commander

The Guardian:

Hidden Commander

Daily Mail:

Hidden Commander

The Sun:

Hidden Commander

Daily Record:

Hidden Commander

RP Ratings:

Geryville

THE NORTH:

Geryville

Daily Mirror:

Geryville

The Star:

Geryville