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Annual Members Champion Tipster Competition Winner Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4302.34
  • 2m 7f 16y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Annual Members Champion Tipster Competition Winner Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6U-082 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

10yo who has been inconsistent over the last 12 months but he went very close at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last Thursday and is able to run off 2lb lower here; major player if backing up that latest performance.

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

5th

10

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Olivers Island

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

12yo who has been unable to threaten this season but has been in fair form of late, finishing fourth to Kinder Kid over C&D (soft) last Tuesday from 3lb out of the handicap (same today); each-way possibilities.

12/1

4th

8

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Olivers Island

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Runner-up twice in recent weeks (3m3f/3m1f) and is effectively 1lb lower today but was no match for the easy winner on either occasion and younger rivals in this line-up appeal more.

8/1

2nd

8

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

Olivers Island

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Five-time hurdle winner; gave good account when second of four at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) nine days ago but was no match for the winner (who was 0-26 over hurdles beforehand) and is out of the weights again here; younger rivals are much more appealing.

16/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 977-0

Last run: 210 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Has shown very little on his four hurdle starts (2m/2m3f, including handicap debut) and on this autumn's three Flat outings (6f-1m2f); however, there's stamina in his pedigree and he's one to watch in the betting now up in trip for a trainer who has won the last two runnings of this race.

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

11

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Lucky Bounce

11st 1lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Well beaten in 6f-1m2f races on the Flat before returning to hurdling at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) and only narrowly failing to justify strong market support; that was a big step up in trip for him but dropping back to this far shouldn't be too damaging; raised 4lb.

3/1

2nd

8

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Lucky Bounce

10st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

Has shown very little on his four hurdle starts (2m/2m3f, including handicap debut) and on this autumn's three Flat outings (6f-1m2f); however, there's stamina in his pedigree and he's one to watch in the betting now up in trip for a trainer who has won the last two runnings of this race.

5/1

9th

2

(8)

24th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

16:15 Redcar

Lucky Bounce

9st 8lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Ryan Potter

slowly into stride, in rear, hung left throughout, behind halfway (jockey said gelding hung left-handed throughout)

100/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 4P4-07 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

She's fully 13lb lower than when winning over 3m at Musselburgh in March 2021 and she's going back up in trip here, but she's hard to fancy on the evidence of this season's two runs.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Dora De Janeiro

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Simon West

Won off 17lb higher in March 2021 but only placed once since; well beaten over C&D four weeks ago and wind surgery (second such procedure) needs to help her turn her fortunes around.

20/1

10th

9

12th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Dora De Janeiro

10st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

Has won at up to 3m, but did too much in front over an extended 3m2f in deteriorating conditions at Stratford latest; 13lb below her one winning handicap mark, and chance if energies are optimally distributed.

16/1

7

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Dora De Janeiro

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

1m7f (soft) and 3m (good) hurdle winner; inconsistent; would have each-way claims based on her penultimate start over 2m7f at Market Rasen (had 2m4f defeats either side of that) and this extreme trip is worth a try.

12/1

Form: 674865

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who was a fair fifth of seven at Plumpton on recent handicap debut (3m1f, good to soft; unraced on softer); 2lb lower here but he needs to find something extra if he's to threaten.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:08 Uttoxeter

Milfolhas Has

10st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Peter Bowen

Unraced on worse than good to soft; made rules debut in only July and has some modest form, including when he showed he stays 3m1f on handicap debut on penultimate start; needs to improve, though.

20/1

4th

9

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Milfolhas Has

10st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Lightly raced 6yo who was a fair fifth of seven at Plumpton on recent handicap debut (3m1f, good to soft; unraced on softer); 2lb lower here but he needs to find something extra if he's to threaten.

12/1

5th

5

14th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:40 Plumpton

Milfolhas Has

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Has looked quite limited so far and he was no better for stepping up to 2m7f in a Worcester maiden last month; handicaps should at least present better opportunities for him.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5644-

Last run: 265 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Failed to threaten early this year on first four starts (2m/2m4f, soft/heavy) but showed ability and this half-brother to 2m7f hurdle winner Hi Ho Phoenix (RPR 126) could improve now up in trip on handicap debut.

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

5th

4

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Imperial Hurricane

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Well beaten in both handicap hurdles (2m7f/3m; cheekpieces added last time); remains unexposed and today's switch to chasing may show him in a better light, but it takes a leap of faith to support him.

20/1

3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Imperial Hurricane

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Disappointing when 11-4 for last month's handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft), having previously shown some staying potential on soft/heavy ground; however, this unexposed 6yo could return to form when back on a deeper surface and is not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces.

12/1

5th

1

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Imperial Hurricane

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Failed to threaten early this year on first four starts (2m/2m4f, soft/heavy) but showed ability and this half-brother to 2m7f hurdle winner Hi Ho Phoenix (RPR 126) could improve now up in trip on handicap debut.

3/1

Form: 75F-

Last run: 288 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

He's not obviously well treated for this handicap debut judged on his hurdles form but he won a 3m point last September and could take a step forward now upped in distance; interesting contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Baghdad Central

11st 1lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Nick Kent

Gained his breakthrough victory at Carlisle (2m3f) last April and wasn't disgraced after 11 weeks off when a fading fifth of 12 in 2m3f Doncaster handicap last month; he should take a step forward now.

12/1

Form: 06164- D

Last run: 270 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent across nine-race career and wasn't at his best on his final two outings last season; however, he's now just 1lb higher than when winning at Uttoxeter (2m7f, heavy) last December and isn't ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Ali Star Bert

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

raced in last

2/1

8

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Ali Star Bert

10st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

in touch with leaders, mistake 4th

9/2

1st

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Ali Star Bert

11st 12lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

In fine form at Southwell on last three starts (3m/3m2f, heavy/good to soft), with two wins sandwiching a near-miss; also effective elsewhere and this progressive 8yo could play another leading role.

9/4

Form: -8534P

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Displayed hints of staying potential in good-ground 2m-2m4f novice hurdles and soft going may not have suited on his handicap debut at Newcastle (2m7f) a fortnight ago, when pulled up at 80-1; not a forlorn hope if back on better ground but he has something to prove after last time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:40 Market Rasen

High Yield

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Sara Ender

Very modest maiden who was pulled up in his first three handicaps; ran well to a point in refitted cheekpieces here six weeks ago but weakened into seventh (race won by Game Beaaa); not the obvious answer.

33/1

7th

13

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

20:00 Market Rasen

High Yield

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Sara Ender

Some ability evident for Charlie Longsdon last summer, but yet to complete any of his handicap starts; drop back in trip not persuasive.

100/1

0

9

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:52 Market Rasen

High Yield

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Sara Ender

Lightly raced 6yo who displayed signs of ability last year but he was pulled up in his first two handicaps in November/December and returns from some time off with plenty to prove.

33/1

Form: F68-69

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on his French form up to spring 2021 but he's struggled to get competitive in Britain and was well beaten at Hexham recently when back from a break; a major turnaround is needed.

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

6th

8

23rd Feb 2023

Good

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

15:15 Sedgefield

Hideo

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Very well handicapped on old French form but has struggled in Britain; a transformation is required.

25/1

9

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:10 Catterick

Hideo

10st 2lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Very well handicapped on old French form but has struggled in Britain and is 10lb out of the handicap here; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces.

33/1

6

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:40 Catterick

Hideo

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Very well handicapped on French form and Brian Hughes rides for the first time, but he's struggled in Britain and is hard to fancy on recent evidence.

14/1

Form: 43-456

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in his three novice hurdles (2m-2m6f) but he showed minor promise in bumpers last winter and now goes handicapping off a lowly mark, following wind surgery; there's some stamina in his pedigree and he's not ruled out now up in trip in first-time cheekpieces; tongue-tie returns.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:25 Southwell

Having A Barney

10st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

raced in second

11/4

3rd

7

24th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

20:50 Southwell

Having A Barney

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent after 1st, short of room home turn, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on and went third run-in

4/1

6th

9

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Having A Barney

10st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

midfield

7/1

Form: 6649

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in his three maiden/novice hurdles (2m-3m) and down the field on handicap debut at Hexham (2m, soft) four weeks ago; lots of improvement is needed now back up in trip in first-time cheekpieces.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Stoney Street

10st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Well beaten in his three maiden/novice hurdles (2m-3m) and down the field on handicap debut at Hexham (2m, soft) four weeks ago; lots of improvement is needed now back up in trip in first-time cheekpieces.

33/1

9th

11

4th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

15:10 Hexham

Stoney Street

10st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Well beaten in maiden/novice company and not an obvious contender now going handicapping.

25/1

4th

4

27th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:46 Southwell

Stoney Street

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Henry Hogarth

led, headed 2nd, soon lost position and got well behind

33/1

Form: P67U87 C

Last run: 68 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

His sole win (from 94 starts) came over fences in 2018 and it's a long time since this 11yo has been competitive.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

13

(3)

1st Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:00 Beverley

LEs Fremantle

9st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Michael Chapman

Sole success in 103 starts came over fences in 2018; no apeal.

100/1

10th

13

(7)

19th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:52 Catterick

LEs Fremantle

10st 7lb

J: Miss Aaliyah Bowers-Carter

T: Michael Chapman

Sole success came over fences in 2018; holds dismal claims on 2023 Flat/jumps form.

66/1

8th

11

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

LEs Fremantle

10st 2lb

J: Alison Clarke

T: Michael Chapman

Yet to add to his shock win over fences here in 2018 and has struggled to get competitive this year.

100/1

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Exacta £262.00
Straight Forecast £168.80
Tricast £900.90
Trifecta £1407.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Imperial Hurricane

The Guardian:

Ali Star Bert

The Star:

Baghdad Central

WEST COUNTRY:

Imperial Hurricane

The Times:

Imperial Hurricane

Daily Mail:

Imperial Hurricane

D Express:

Imperial Hurricane

Daily Mirror:

Ali Star Bert

The Sun:

Ali Star Bert