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14:25 Haydock

Good To Soft

Betfair Exchange Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £71187.5
  • 3m 0f 58y
  • Class 1
  • 14 runners
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Betfair Exchange Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 8231-2

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Placed in two 3m handicaps at Cheltenham (good to soft/soft) last winter before winning the Grade 2 National Spirit at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft); second of 15 in Cheltenham handicap (3m, good) on last month's reappearance and this progressive 6yo could again be thereabouts.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:10 Sandown

Botox Has

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

led, much reduced lead before 2 out, soon headed and weakened

33/1

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Botox Has

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Finished behind some of these rivals in two major races this season but comes here fresh, having been absent since his Rendlesham success at Haydock (3m, heavy; Grade 2) eight weeks ago; better than ever last time and could go well.

12/1

1st

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Botox Has

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

raced in second, going best when disputed lead on inner home turn, pushed along when led clearly before 3 out, went clear approaching last, nudged out run-in, comfortably

2/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 13221- D

Last run: 232 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Listed mares' novice at Doncaster (soft) in March on her first attempt at 3m under rules, and she went one better in a mares' handicap at Ayr (3m, good to soft) in April; tough task against males on this reappearance but she's highly regarded by her top trainer and could go well.

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6th

1

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Get A Tonic

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Inconsistent in the last two seasons and well beaten at Newbury in December last time out, but she comfortably made all there (2m4f, good to soft) earlier that month and can make bold bid if back on song after a break.

7/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 02117-

Last run: 385 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Easily won 2m2f Cesarewitch on the Flat last month; progressive over hurdles in 2021, with two handicap wins (2m4f/2m6f), and although he was below par on his sole crack at 3m there is every chance he'll stay this far; seems versatile ground-wise and this Irish raider could play a leading role.

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5th

6

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:00 Navan

Run For Oscar

9st 6lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders, nudged along over 3f out, soon lost position, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

14/1

2nd

2

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

15:00 Punchestown

Run For Oscar

11st 2lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

disputed lead, not fluent and raced in second 3rd, led before 4th, joined after 3 out, headed after last, soon no extra

5/4

4th

4

(8)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Run For Oscar

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: C Byrnes

Cesarewitch winner who hit the frame in the Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot last month; however, would need to take his form to a new level to win this and seems pretty exposed at this point.

22/1

Form: /1PP-2 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

11yo who was no match for the winner Good Risk At All when second on his reappearance at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) last month, but that was still a positive performance and he won the Grade 2 Rendlesham Hurdle over C&D (heavy) in February so will relish conditions; he's one to consider.

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4th

2

19th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:25 Haydock

Wholestone

11st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

11yo who was no match for the winner Good Risk At All when second on his reappearance at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) last month, but that was still a positive performance and he won the Grade 2 Rendlesham Hurdle over C&D (heavy) in February so will relish conditions; he's one to consider.

20/1

2nd

1

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 2

16:05 Carlisle

Wholestone

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

11yo who was pulled up on his last two starts in spring but a break may have done him good and he won a Grade 2 hurdle at Haydock (3m, heavy) in February when back from an absence; capable of a bold show.

12/1

1

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Wholestone

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Form: P/FPP- D

Last run: 280 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Two-time novice hurdle winner (2018-19) who won a Grade 2 chase at Ascot in November 2020; very well handicapped on that form but he's failed to complete over fences on his next five starts (pulled up three times) and has lots to prove on his reappearance now back over hurdles.

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4

19th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:25 Haydock

Imperial Aura

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Two-time novice hurdle winner (2018-19) who won a Grade 2 chase at Ascot in November 2020; very well handicapped on that form but he's failed to complete over fences on his next five starts (pulled up three times) and has lots to prove on his reappearance now back over hurdles.

25/1

3

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Imperial Aura

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Highly progressive at one stage and completed a notable hat-trick when he won Grade 2 chase at Ascot (2m5f) in November 2020; has only letters (UPFP) in his subsequent form figures, over 2m4f/3m1f, and jumping issues have been a contributory factor; however, resumption of improvement is possible provided he gets his mojo back.

5/1

1

4th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:05 Aintree

Imperial Aura

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Has failed to complete on his last three starts when unseating early at Kempton, pulled up at the Cheltenham Festival (broke blood vessel) and falling on recent reappearance at Haydock; also needs to prove this trip is what he wants but his trainer is optimistic he'll be a stayer and he was impressive when winning a 2m5f Grade 2 at Ascot last November; could go well.

11/4

Form: 2212-7

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Prominent-racer who won two novice hurdles last season (including on soft) and was a fine second in a Grade 1 novice at Aintree (3m, good to soft) in April; he may improve for last month's reappearance run in a handicap at Aintree but he needs to prove he can cope with this sort of mark.

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11th

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Gentleman At Arms

11st 3lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Stuart Edmunds

Had a career-low jumps mark when winning at Aintree (3m, soft) in November; that was a doughty performance but he reverted to heavy defeats on both starts since; has been wearing cheekpieces but now tries a visor; 7lb claimer is recruited.

25/1

7th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

13:49 Warwick

Gentleman At Arms

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Well down the weights and took advantage with Aintree win (3m, soft) in November; that was a doughty performance but he reverted to a heavy defeat when back up 5lb at Newbury three weeks later; needs more like the novice form he showed in the 2021-22 season.

12/1

11th

5

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:35 Newbury

Gentleman At Arms

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Well down weights and took advantage with Aintree win (3m, soft) three weeks ago; that was a doughty performance but he's back up 5lb and probably now needs more like the novice form he showed in the 2021-22 season.

8/1

Form: 2216-1

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Made it 2-3 in handicaps when winning on his reappearance at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago; untested beyond that distance but, having travelled well last time, he found plenty up the Carlisle hill and there can be hope this progressive 6yo will see out the trip; major player if so.

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4th

4

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

13:05 Chepstow

Good Risk At All

10st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

didn't jump with fluency, pressed leaders, awkward jump 2nd, reminders after 8th, soon detached, weakened after 5 out, tailed off

13/8

3rd

4

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:45 Cheltenham

Good Risk At All

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Record of 2-9 over hurdles and was found wanting in two ultra-competitive handicaps at last season's big spring festivals; however, he surpassed all previous RPRs when doing everything right and comfortably accounting for Alaphilippe on recent chase debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); it's not a given that he'll stay 3m, but fair chance if he does.

7/4

1st

4

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Carlisle

Good Risk At All

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

Reappeared with a convincing handicap hurdle win here (2m4f, heavy) last October; didn't threaten in hot handicap hurdles at the Cheltenham (2m5f, soft) and Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) festivals but those weren't bad performances and he's entitled to respect on this chase/seasonal debut.

5/2

Form: 1123-1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Landed a 3m hat-trick last season (good to soft/soft) and rediscovered his progressive ways when winning on last month's reappearance at Ayr (3m, good to soft); he's 9lb higher in this much hotter race but it was a very smooth win last time and this strong-traveller could have more left in the tank.

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9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Wakool

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: N W Alexander

Former Grade 2 winner but has become inconsistent and his improvement during the past three years has come over 3m.

33/1

6th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Wakool

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Won this last year (good to soft) and is also effective on heavy; however, he'll probably need a bigger performance than 12 months ago if he's to score today, and he's been inconsistent this season.

16/1

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Form: /1232-

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Impressive on heavy-ground hurdle debut last October and bumped into Constitution Hill and Jonbon the next twice; second in Grade 1 novice at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in April and this lightly raced half-brother to 3m6f NH Chase winner Stattler has potential now up in trip; firmly in calculations.

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6th

4

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Might I

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Unable to threaten over 2m5f/2m4f this spring at the big Cheltenham and Aintree meetings but he's kept on well each time and is well worth another crack at a staying trip; edging down the weights and could have a part to play if handling the ground (effective on good to soft, unraced on good).

12/1

6th

4

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Might I

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Mixed fortunes over fences this season and needs to jump better than in the Coral Cup last month when back over hurdles; however, in the circumstances (particularly a very bad mid-race blunder) he did pretty well to finish 13th and he's now 5lb lower than when a good fourth in the Martin Pipe (2m4f, soft) last March; ran a big race on sole visit here; cheekpieces (worn on last three starts) are left off; capable of playing a leading role.

16/1

13th

6

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Might I

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Fourth in the Martin Pipe here (2m4f, soft) one year ago off 3lb higher; his jumping has not been so convincing switched to fences this term but he's still looked in form; strong-travelling sort who should get into serious contention on this return to hurdling.

14/1

Form: 0/1P3- D

Last run: 266 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Just three runs last term and he has to jump better than when back over hurdles at Chepstow in February, when he finished third; however, he's 2lb lower than for a decisive hurdle win at Exeter (2m7f, heavy) in February 2021 and some of David Pipe's leading lights have returned to form with reappearance wins this autumn, which along with the ground bodes well for his claims.

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3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

Brinkley

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Reappeared with good second at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft) in November and he's not ruled out, but this 9yo has a patchy profile nowadays and was soundly beaten at Sandown (2m7f) last time on heavy ground he should have handled.

8/1

8th

5

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 2

12:40 Sandown

Brinkley

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Stays and his two wins in handicap hurdles came on heavy; lightly raced in recent seasons but close second of five at Uttoxeter (soft) 13 days ago was an upturn in his fortunes and he is very well handicapped on old form.

6/1

2nd

1

26th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 3

13:40 Uttoxeter

Brinkley

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: David Pipe

held up in last, headway after 5th, went second after 7th, challenging 2 out

9/2

Form: 23212- BF

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won the competitive EBF Novices' Final by 3l at Sandown (2m4f, soft) in March and similar form when Listed runner-up at Perth (3m, good to soft) in April; this unexposed 6yo is open to further improvement for his top trainer, who has had an excellent autumn, and he's a contender.

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5th

2

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Complete Unknown

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Highly progressive as a novice chaser last season, ending with an easy handicap win at Kempton (2m4f, soft) and staying-on second in Grade 1 novice at Aintree (3m1f, good to soft); won an intermediate chase on return but made a backward step when favourite for top 3m2f handicap at Newbury on latest outing; of major interest if that can be forgiven.

8/1

10th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Complete Unknown

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

towards rear, hampered 1st

7/1

1st

2

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 2

13:40 Newton Abbot

Complete Unknown

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

raced in second early, led 2nd, increased tempo 10th, pecked on landing 12th, going best when good jump 4 out, went clear 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and reduced lead run-in, always doing enough

4/6

Form: /0P08-

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Won a competitive 2m4f handicap at Aintree's Grand National meeting in April 2021 and he scored on the Flat in June; however, that summer win came in a modest race and his profile this year has been very patchy; soundly beaten on the Flat last time and may not want testing ground.

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1st

1

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:25 Plumpton

Tronador

12st 2lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in fourth, dropped to last after 3rd, niggled along after 4 out

10/1

20

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Tronador

10st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won this race in 2021 and 21l eighth in 2022; some good form on the Flat and over hurdles last summer but he wasn't at his best over hurdles or fences in the autumn and has been absent since; others are more compelling.

50/1

5th

6

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:12 Down Royal

Tronador

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Has been mixing hurdling with Flat action; fair third in a Bellewstown handicap hurdle in July and then placed in a staying handicap on the Flat at Goodwood; makes chasing debut after failure in a valuable handicap hurdle at Chepstow last month; would get 17lb from stablemate Find A Fifty over hurdles.

12/1

Form: 1431-3 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won two novice hurdles at Ayr (2m4f/3m, heavy/good to soft) earlier this year and she was a respectable third behind Good Risk At All and Wholestone on last month's handicap/seasonal debut at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy); improvement can't be ruled out but she may find this too competitive.

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8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Ailie Rose

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Made it four wins over hurdles when leading for much of the way at Ayr (3m, heavy) in January, albeit facing only three opponents; pulled up in a much stronger race at the Dublin Racing Festival next time; needs to bounce back with a personal best off a career-high mark.

33/1

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Ailie Rose

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: S R B Crawford

Four from 17 over hurdles and justified favouritism in handicap hurdle at Ayr last month; only 1lb higher here but this is much more competitive.

33/1

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Straight Forecast £1173.50
Tricast £7231.60
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Selections

RP Ratings:

Botox Has

WEST COUNTRY:

Might I

The Times:

Ailie Rose

Daily Mirror:

Good Risk At All

D Express:

Get A Tonic

TOPSPEED:

Complete Unknown

Daily Record:

Run For Oscar

SPOTLIGHT:

Brinkley

Telegraph:

Tronador

The Star:

Wakool

Daily Mail:

Might I

POSTDATA:

Botox Has

The Guardian:

Botox Has

The Sun:

Botox Has