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Coral Bet Bundles Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7842.24
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Coral Bet Bundles Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 6-2321 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

His form went the wrong way over fences but he went close at Ludlow (2m5f, good) last month when back over hurdles before going one better at Catterick (2m3f, soft) last time; remains very well treated on his best chase form and could play a leading role once more.

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4

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

19:30 Market Rasen

Locks Corner

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won twice on slow ground over hurdles (2m3f/2m4f) towards the end of last year but he has a mixed record since; perked up with a fair third over C&D (good) in June but he failed to back that up at Worcester and others are preferred; cheekpieces reapplied.

12/1

6th

2

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Worcester

Locks Corner

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

At least ran to his mark when 7l third at Market Rasen last time (3m, good), and the winner has completed a hat-trick since; cheekpieces deployed on all eight rules victories are still absent, however.

8/1

3rd

2

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Locks Corner

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Back in the groove with two wins at the end of last year but seems to have returned to the doldrums since; well handicapped now but something to prove and cheekpieces worn in all wins under rules are missing.

9/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1-

Last run: 304 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won an Irish maiden point (3m, yielding to soft) last December on his third start and followed up on hurdle debut at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) in February; had two fair yardsticks behind and he's open to improvement now handicapping for top northern yard, whose horses often go well when fresh.

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3rd

5

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:15 Perth

Gold Emery

10st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Won one of his two runs over hurdles; 0-7 as a chaser but runner-up four times and mistakes probably cost him the race at Haydock last time (3m4f, soft); would be dangerous off this 2lb higher mark if he can find greater fluency; cheekpieces added.

7/1

2nd

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Gold Emery

10st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly 2nd

10/1

7

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Gold Emery

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, mistake 15th

9/2

Form: 34-UUP CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Failed to complete this season on his first three chase starts (two unseats, pulled up latest); however, this lightly raced 6yo won a novice hurdle over 2m5f here last December and is not ruled out now back in this sphere.

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4th

5

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

14:00 Ayr

Half Track

11st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

led narrowly, headed but prominent 3rd, led again before 7th

12/1

5

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

13:17 Newcastle

Half Track

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

First-fence unseat on chase debut in October and his jumping wasn't great at Kelso (2m7f, soft) a fortnight ago; however, he was in touch last time when hampered/unseating five out, and this unexposed novice hurdle winner could be a contender if finding fluency over his fences.

6/1

4

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:58 Kelso

Half Track

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

novicey jumping, held up in behind leaders on outer, slow jump 10th

7/1

Form: 4412-4

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won on handicap debut at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) in March and kept on for solid second at Kelso (2m, good) later that month; reappeared with fair fourth at Newcastle (2m4f, good) last month and this unexposed 3m point winner could build on that latest performance; in calculations.

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1st

1

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:05 Kelso

Rae Des Champs

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders

9/4

4

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

19:30 Perth

Rae Des Champs

11st 1lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

4th

4

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Rae Des Champs

11st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rose Dobbin

Yet to make any significant further progress since her winning handicap debut in March 2022 but ran well in defeat at Kelso (2m2f, good) last month, after a break, and is still quite lightly raced; tries a new trip here; good chance.

7/2

Form: 763-P0 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Course winner whose mark continues to fall, but this 10yo has struggled over fences/hurdles on both runs this term and has to turn things around.

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4th

10

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Kalaharry

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ewan Whillans

2-2 over C&D in 2017-18 (good, soft), and a chase winner over 2m here since; out of form in both chases and hurdles this term, however.

66/1

10

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Kalaharry

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Regressive veteran who has been out of form over hurdles and fences this season; continues to slide down the weights but the addition of cheekpieces (retained) didn't appear to help much in a chase last month.

33/1

6th

11

6th Feb 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:15 Carlisle

Kalaharry

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Gained all wins (hurdles/fences) off higher marks but is very hard to fancy on this season's form; now goes in first-time headgear.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-P126

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

4yo who won maiden/novice hurdles in Ireland this season for Joseph O'Brien; however, he was tailed off at 50-1 at Doncaster last month on his sole run for Patrick Neville and has to leave that performance miles behind now starting out for another new yard.

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6th

1

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Faron

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won a maiden (2m2f) and a novice hurdle (2m2f) on good to yielding in Ireland last season; has been disappointing for current yard, and although well handicapped, has plenty to prove.

8/1

3rd

7

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Faron

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Stuart Coltherd

raced in second, went third after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon outpaced, not fluent last, no match for first two

20/1

11th

6

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Faron

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Stuart Coltherd

always behind

25/1

Form: P31137 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

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0

2

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

15:50 Hereford

Gaius

11st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

1m2f winner who doubled his tally in a maiden hurdle this summer; ended up well beaten on handicap debut last time and he looks vulnerable back in a novice, especially with a penalty.

14/1

6th

12

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Worcester

Gaius

10st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Comfortbly too good for Painless Potter in 2m course maiden in June and, following an excusable defeat on heavy ground, ran well when second here last month; not really bred to benefit this step up in trip, though.

14/1

2nd

1

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Worcester

Gaius

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

After two seconds he was entitled to win a modest maiden here (good) and conditions were heavy when tailed off in a handicap at Cartmel; solid form claims back in a novice, even with his penalty.

9/2

Form: 323-41 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Got up late to win a five-runner mares' handicap over C&D (soft) last month; 4lb higher in this deeper race and there's a question mark about whether she's as effective on good to soft, but her latest form has been franked and she could again be thereabouts.

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6th

10

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:32 Wetherby

Eternally Yours

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Won at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in November and was running well there last month when falling at the final flight; might not be far away.

8/1

4

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

14:00 Ayr

Eternally Yours

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald Whillans

disputed lead, led 3rd

5/1

1st

2

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Eternally Yours

11st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald Whillans

prominent, on outer, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, rallied approaching last, kept on strongly and led towards finish

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £726.00
Straight Forecast £993.80
Tricast £3074.20
Trifecta £4734.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gold Emery

TOPSPEED:

Rae Des Champs

RP Ratings:

Half Track

Daily Mirror:

Wild Polly

Telegraph:

Eternally Yours

POSTDATA:

Rae Des Champs

Daily Mail:

Rae Des Champs

The Times:

Gold Emery

The Guardian:

Gold Emery

D Express:

Gold Emery

The Star:

Gold Emery

Daily Record:

Gold Emery