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13:15 Huntingdon

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 7f 129y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 5303-2

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Third on handicap hurdle debut in March and took another step forward when second of 11 in 2m4f handicap chase at Ludlow on last month's return (tongue tied for the first time; badly hampered during the mayhem four out); won't need much improvement for this longer trip to play a part.

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3rd

6

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Crystal Moon

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Lightly raced 7yo who came on a bundle for his first run in 11 months to win with a bit in hand over this far on good ground at Hereford three months ago; has never raced on soft so subsequent three-month break might be put down to him waiting for his ground and, although 12lb higher for this, he may well have more to offer (2-4 over fences).

5/1

1st

1

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Crystal Moon

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Won over fences at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) just over a year ago, despite running in snatches, and gave good account when third (albeit well held in the end) on seasonal reappearance at Doncaster (3m, good) in November; eased in grade here, high on the list.

3/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 5761-2

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Promise in points; came good over fences at the second attempt when landing a 3m3f handicap at Stratford in April (first-time cheekpieces); second of three finishers over 3m4f at Plumpton on reappearance six weeks ago; still has time to do better over fences; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

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2

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Largy Nights

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

2-9 over fences, the latter win gained by 12l at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) in November; showed some signs of temperament when below that form there in January and is not without risk on this first start for 12 weeks.

14/1

4th

4

26th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:55 Sedgefield

Largy Nights

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

led, set steady pace

9/2

5th

2

17th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

12:10 Southwell

Largy Nights

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Low-mileage for a 9yo and stays well, as he showed when 12l to the good over 3m3f at Sedgefield a month ago (soft); 8lb asks a question but appeals as the safest option.

2/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 25P-P3

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Point winner; 0-12 under rules but he has had only two starts for this stable and showed welcome signs of a revival when third of seven at Market Rasen 25 days ago (2m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers, retained); up in trip today and he enters calculations.

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2

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:10 Wincanton

Getabuck

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

0-14 under rules; rallied well for close third at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) in early December and ran well for a long way when third (albeit well held in the end) at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day, but looked lacklustre at Fakenham in January and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

8/1

4

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:50 Fakenham

Getabuck

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

0-13 under rules but bettered very disappointing stable debut when rallying well for close third at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) in early December and ran well for a long way when third (albeit well held in the end) at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; respected.

5/1

3rd

6

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Getabuck

11st 8lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Point winner; 0-12 under rules but he has had only two starts for this stable and showed welcome signs of a revival when third of seven at Market Rasen 25 days ago (2m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers, retained); up in trip today and he enters calculations.

8/1

Form: -22U51 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Ran well over C&D in May; off the mark at the 13th attempt with a game win at Leicester this month (2m6f, good to firm; well backed); wouldn't want soft ground but a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent a prominent run.

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8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Warwick

Clear On Top

11st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Tom George

Came good over fences at seventh attempt, beating three rivals at Leicester (2m6f, good to firm) in December; that form isn't anything to get excited about, though, and he was safely held when last seen on Boxing Day.

10/1

4th

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Clear On Top

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom George

Ran well over C&D in May; off the mark at the 13th attempt with a game win at Leicester this month (2m6f, good to firm; well backed); wouldn't want soft ground but a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent a prominent run.

5/1

1st

4

1st Dec 2022

Good To Firm

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:17 Leicester

Clear On Top

10st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

raced freely, pressed leader, led 5th, headed 7th, led again 9th, hard pressed 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well and went clear run-in

9/4

33/1

Form: 2/64-7

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won a heavy-ground 2m1f handicap chase at Bangor just over two years ago off an 8lb higher mark; mixed record later that season and he finished well beaten on this month's return from a 497-day absence; may be sharper today but there are risks attached.

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6th

7

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Eurkash

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

in touch with leaders on inner, weakened before 3 out

16/1

0

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Eurkash

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Paul Webber

took keen hold, prominent

9/1

4th

7

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Eurkash

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Went down fighting when close second at Warwick (2m4f, soft) last month, after a break, and can be excused for finding 3m on heavy ground too taxing last time (first run in cheekpieces); however he remains without a win since 2020 and others appeal more.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 21-412 CD BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Off the mark with an easy win over C&D in April and he returned from his summer break to win a three-runner handicap over 2m4f here in October; made mistakes when second seven weeks ago; shouldn't be far away with a clear round.

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3

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Thundersockssundae

11st 12lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has done the bulk of his recent racing at Huntingdon, winning chases over near 3m and 2m4f last year; didn't run badly on ground slower than ideal in April; contender, for all there may be stronger stayers lurking.

11/2

3rd

5

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:40 Huntingdon

Thundersockssundae

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Fergal O’Brien

Last six runs have been here, winning two of them (this trip/2m7f); not really threatened off this mark the last twice and good ground seems the key to him.

8/1

6th

3

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Thundersockssundae

11st 12lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Off the mark with an easy win over C&D in April and he returned from his summer break to win a three-runner handicap over 2m4f here in October; made mistakes when second seven weeks ago; shouldn't be far away with a clear round.

7/2

Form: 1/P9-4 CD

Last run: 52 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in February 2020; confined to just three runs since and he hasn't really fired in any of them, albeit with last month's Fontwell fourth not devoid of hope; both wins have been when front-running and there is other pace to worry about today.

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7th

6

6th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Loud As Lions

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

Two wins in 2019/20 but absent for nearly two years after the second of them and hasn't recovered his form; however, change of headgear offers hope (won in first-time cheekpieces); best if able to lead.

12/1

9th

5

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:45 Ffos Las

Loud As Lions

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Tom Symonds

Both chase wins from the front at about 3m, latest in February 2020; long absence before last season and well below form since; four wind operations in all, the fourth before latest start; hard to rely on.

10/1

4th

5

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Loud As Lions

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Tom Symonds

Both chase wins from the front, most recently over C&D three years ago; well below best since back from absence last January and has lots to prove after pulled up on Boxing Day; had further wind surgery since.

14/1

Form: 723P36 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

13lb lower than for his Market Rasen win in April 2021 but that's a result of a real mixed bag since; might face competition for the lead and others look safer.

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2

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Eureu Du Boulay

12st 0lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Richard Hobson

led

20/1

3rd

1

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Eureu Du Boulay

12st 1lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Richard Hobson

Prominent racer whose jumping let him down when pulled up at Warwick (2m4f) last month after a break; runner-up off 4lb higher over C&D in July and is on a handy mark for this step back up in trip; not ruled out.

6/1

3rd

6

31st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:45 Market Rasen

Eureu Du Boulay

11st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Hobson

took keen hold, led, went clear 6th, reduced lead 11th, not fluent 13th, ridden before 3 out, headed 2 out, outpaced when not fluent last, soon beaten

7/2

Form: 465-53 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner over hurdles but 0-4 as a chaser and finished behind Largy Nights in a small-field event at Plumpton six weeks ago; others appeal more for win purposes.

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5th

9

5th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

16:03 Hereford

Mr Washington

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: David Dennis

Well treated on last season's best hurdle form but after pulling up over fences he finished a long way behind in 3m1f handicap hurdle at Catterick (heavy); probably needs this good ground but others have fewer risks.

12/1

3rd

6

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

Mr Washington

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: David Dennis

Pulled up over fences at Huntingdon on Boxing Day and reverts to hurdles on a higher mark; however, he was a fair third of four in a chase at Plumpton two starts ago and is well treated on last season's best hurdle form; the first-time visor may be a help and he's not written off.

4/1

7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Mr Washington

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: David Dennis

Five-time winner over hurdles but 0-4 as a chaser and finished behind Largy Nights in a small-field event at Plumpton six weeks ago; others appeal more for win purposes.

14/1

Form: 85-P2P

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

She doesn't score heavily for consistency and even her peak chase effort will need bettering if she is to come out on top today.

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6

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

13:05 Catterick

The Real Jet

11st 1lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Andy Irvine

One of her better runs when 18l second in first-time cheekpieces over fences at Lingfield (2m4f, soft) in November; however, pulled up in chases the next twice and has something to prove now back over hurdles in a visor.

20/1

9

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

The Real Jet

11st 1lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Andy Irvine

jumped left on occasions

40/1

7

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:25 Lingfield

The Real Jet

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Andy Irvine

Irish maiden point winner; standout effort when second in a novice hurdle at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) in January; down the weights in first-time headgear when second again at this track (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago on second chase start, admittedly beaten 18l but it was a step back in the right direction.

14/1

Form: 8P-463

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Two chase wins in the spring of 2021; rarely seen since but there were welcome signs of a revival when third over C&D three weeks ago; his mark has been left unchanged and he is one to take seriously.

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0

9

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

11:50 Huntingdon

Counteract

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

Two-time chase winner who was a fair third over fences here (2m7f, good) last December; however, he struggled on his next two starts in the spring (fences/hurdles) and others make greater appeal.

20/1

7th

7

14th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:15 Plumpton

Counteract

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Suzy Smith

Pulled up over fences in March on latest start; two chase wins but unplaced in five attempts over hurdles, the latest in March 2021; lot to prove back hurdling with cheekpieces on for the first time.

20/1

5

5th Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Counteract

11st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Suzy Smith

Finished third over C&D when last seen three months ago, showing clear signs of a revival; blossomed in spring 2021, scoring twice on good ground (including off 4lb higher); interesting with plenty in his favour.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £148.00
Straight Forecast £134.90
Tricast £713.90
Trifecta £892.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Counteract

RP Ratings:

Thundersockssundae

The Times:

Crystal Moon

D Express:

Clear On Top

The Guardian:

Largy Nights

POSTDATA:

Getabuck

Telegraph:

Crystal Moon

Daily Record:

Clear On Top

TOPSPEED:

Counteract

Daily Mail:

Counteract

The Star:

Counteract

WEST COUNTRY:

Thundersockssundae

Daily Mirror:

Thundersockssundae