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15:50 Wincanton

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Evelyn Partners Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3975.58
  • 2m 3f 179y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Evelyn Partners Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 532-3 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Just four career starts; just beaten in a modest novice in April and, after a break, finished third on last month's Ffos Las handicap debut (favourite); did enough there to suggest that his turn might not be far away.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

12

8th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Almost Gotaway

11st 2lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Won last three starts at about this trip on officially good ground, beating subsequent winners each time; up a further 5lb for the latest narrow win at Taunton in February but he keeps pulling out extra when needed; slight fitness query to answer and forecast rain is no plus.

13/2

1st

1

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Almost Gotaway

12st 2lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Said to have found good to soft going too slow at Market Rasen two starts ago but has won either side of that and did well to beat a penalised improver (who's now 7lb higher) on good ground over C&D 14 days ago; an 8lb higher mark might not be enough to stop him.

4/1

1st

4

7th Feb 2023

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:00 Taunton

Almost Gotaway

11st 6lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Improved form when making all in the second of two handicaps, at Wincanton in November (2m4f, good); much less effective back on good to soft at Market Rasen on Boxing Day so this surface may not be ideal either.

7/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 531-33

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Plumpton winner in April and kept plugging away when third at Chepstow 15 days ago, on first attempt at this sort of trip and on return from six months off; repeat of that puts him firmly in the firing line.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Kempton

Sami Bear

10st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

held up in rear, midfield 3rd, went fourth after 3 out, outpaced from 2 out

16/1

7th

1

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Sami Bear

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Jumping has been an issue but he won off just 1lb higher at Kempton earlier this year and it wasn't a bad run back there a month ago for all that he was well held; this is a lower grade as well.

11/2

Form: /7323-

Last run: 218 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Moderate form in bumpers and on three hurdling attempts, in the spring; wind surgery ahead of this handicap debut and, while she needs to improve, is not dismissed with stable among the winners.

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0

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

Lady Wilberry

10st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Claire Hitch

Consistent over hurdles and fences for Keiran Burke; not on a bad mark if able to resume where she left off back in May when going close in a 3m2f chase.

7/2

Form: 90P3-F

Last run: 180 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Maiden; little in novices and though prominent for a long way on his handicap debut at Stratford six months ago, was well held when falling at the last; that was a weak contest and he's been absent since.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

26th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:40 Worcester

Sure Listen

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Fiona Shaw

midfield, pulled up with one circuit to go, lame, race voided

12/1

7

26th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:00 Fontwell

Sure Listen

10st 7lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

It was over 3m when staying on best in a handicap hurdle at Taunton (good; 40-1) and the step up in trip was put forward as a reason for the improvement; 5lb is fair and he goes chasing with one point run (fourth) in the bag, but the drop back in trip might not be ideal.

10/1

11

5th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

16:03 Hereford

Sure Listen

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Fiona Shaw

Having first run over 3m under rules when staying on best of all at Taunton (good) and 5lb rise isn't the end of the world; could go well.

7/1

Form: 2P-170

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won a selling handicap off this mark in September but not as good in two subsequent outings; well beaten at Exeter 13 days ago and not certain to improve for going up to this trip.

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0

7

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:00 Exeter

Sufi

11st 10lb

J: Mr Billy Broomfield

T: Milton Harris

2m2f winner at Stratford this summer but he's an infrequent winner and has been below that level since.

33/1

6th

7

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Sufi

10st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

towards rear, pushed along before 3 out

16/1

Form: 65324/

Last run: 654 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Was running well in AW bumpers early in 2021 but absent since; first hurdling start since March 2020 and has to prove he stays this trip; doubts.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

10

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Megalodon

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

raced in second

66/1

10

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:05 Exeter

Megalodon

10st 2lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Paul Henderson

Only 9l away when first-time blinkered at Ludlow (2m, good) but wasn't half as good next time, though he did make a mistake five out; could make an impression off this mark if putting his best foot forward.

12/1

9th

12

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:50 Southwell

Megalodon

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

Not disgraced in first-time blinkers at Ludlow 12 days ago and may be capable of another decent effort in the retained headgear; however, sole win remains in a hurdles race three years ago.

25/1

Form: 64365

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Maiden; small step in the right direction when beaten less than 7l at Fontwell last month (2m3f); 3lb lower and might just have a say if cheekpieces help to eke out a bit more improvement.

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11th

10

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:45 Worcester

Blitz Spirit

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

0-8 over hurdles and 0-13 overall; travelled well for a long way at Southwell (2m4f, good; first-time blinkers) in June but was on the back foot when falling at penultimate flight there, and was safely held here 12 days ago; tries a new trip today; 5lb out of the weights.

25/1

6th

8

20th Jul 2023

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:55 Worcester

Blitz Spirit

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

Maiden; wasn't going to win at Southwell last month but was keeping on when falling two out; rather flimsy evidence but that was her first start since November so possible she can be involved if none the worse.

33/1

8

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell

Blitz Spirit

10st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Yet to show anything more than minor promise after six hurdle runs and absent since heavy defeat in first-time cheekpieces (retained) in November; had wind surgery in January and returns with a tongue-tie fitted.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £36.00
Straight Forecast £38.80
Tricast £67.20
Trifecta £112.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Sami Bear

WEST COUNTRY:

Almost Gotaway

SPOTLIGHT:

Lady Wilberry

POSTDATA:

Sufi

Daily Mail:

Almost Gotaway

The Star:

Almost Gotaway

Daily Record:

Almost Gotaway

The Guardian:

Lady Wilberry

The Times:

Sami Bear

Telegraph:

Sami Bear

D Express:

Sami Bear

Daily Mirror:

Sami Bear

The Sun:

Sami Bear