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Stop Alconbury Brook Flooding Challenge Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5663.84
  • 2m 4f 145y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Stop Alconbury Brook Flooding Challenge Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 5PP/F- BF

Last run: 442 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper and a Chepstow maiden hurdle (2m, heavy) on first two starts; failed to complete on his last three runs but was in front when falling two out at Newton Abbot when last seen 442 days ago (first run after a wind op); has since left Paul Nicholls; could be nicely handicapped and is one to take seriously; Harry Derham's first runner as a trainer.

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8th

2

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Seelotmorebusiness

12st 1lb

J: Mr Rupert Wilks

T: Harry Derham

Made all over nearly this far at Huntingdon over Christmas (good to soft; RPR 120), but in trouble before the 11lb rise became an issue over C&D (good) next time; uneven hurdling profile overall.

7/1

5

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

16:17 Wincanton

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10st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Very lightly raced 8yo who returned from long absence to win by 12l on stable debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft; made all) on Boxing Day; hiked up 11lb for that but the form has been very well advertised by the runner-up since; major player.

5/2

1st

6

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:47 Huntingdon

Seelotmorebusiness

11st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Won a bumper and a Chepstow maiden hurdle (2m, heavy) on first two starts; failed to complete on his last three runs but was in front when falling two out at Newton Abbot when last seen 442 days ago (first run after a wind op); has since left Paul Nicholls; could be nicely handicapped and is one to take seriously; Harry Derham's first runner as a trainer.

9/2

Form: 2246-1

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

2-2 in bumpers; reliable over hurdles and the addition of a tongue-tie at Taunton last month saw him find the improvement required to gain a first win in this sphere (2m3f, good; hung left on the run-in); 5lb higher in a better race today but there was a lot to like about the way he picked up after the final hurdle at Taunton and there should be more to come from him after just eight starts.

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13

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Moveit Like Minnie

11st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost position 5th, dropped to rear 3 out, lost touch and pulled up before 2 out

25/1

9th

10

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Moveit Like Minnie

10st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Back-to-back handicap wins before a creditable fourth to the classy Luccia at Ascot; ran just okay in the Betfair Hurdle but he's a player on that penultimate effort.

14/1

9th

20

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Moveit Like Minnie

10st 12lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Stablemate of Norman Fletcher; raced mainly on good/good to soft; creditable fourth to Luccia at Ascot when bidding for a hat-trick but may ideally need a drop back in grade; all wins in Class 3 or lower.

66/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 12-P54 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won three times over hurdles last winter, kicking off with a win on Fontwell's Boxing Day card; looked to be running himself back into form when fourth at Lingfield last month (2m7f, soft) and the addition of blinkers looks a good move.

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2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Legal Rights

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Six wins on Flat and over hurdles but ended his time with Gary Moore on a low note and little sign of a revival for new yard; limited appeal with first-time visor replacing cheekpieces and tongue-tie discarded.

12/1

8th

1

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Legal Rights

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Became disappointing for Gary Moore last season (often racing lazily) and was safely held on stable debut at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in November; subsequent wind op might have helped but others look less risky.

16/1

Form: 23-8P7

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

A couple of promising efforts last season but he has made a slow start to this campaign, most recently a long way behind Poker Master over C&D three weeks ago; has much to prove.

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2nd

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

17:10 Huntingdon

Pearly Island

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Dual hurdle winner at about 2m3f on slow ground; got off the mark over fences at the sixth attempt when scoring over C&D (soft) on his penultimate start; things seemed to happen a bit too quickly for him when dropped to 2m1f (good) at Plumpton latest; not written off.

5/1

3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

17:20 Plumpton

Pearly Island

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

This trip could be on the short side but it was a likeable display when getting off the mark over fences at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft; fine on drier ground) and, overall, he probably has the least to prove here even off a 7lb higher mark.

7/2

1st

2

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Pearly Island

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lucy Wadham

0-5 over fences but headgear seems to have helped on last two outings, and the form of last month's Fakenham second (2m5f, soft; first-time blinkers) was well advertised by the winner in a valuable race at the weekend; has cheekpieces refitted today; course winner over hurdles; high on the list.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 113-11 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Something clicked for him in February and he hasn't looked back since, winning five of his last six starts (four of them here, with this season's two wins both over C&D); latest 4lb rise asks more of him but he may be up to the task.

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5th

5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

15:17 Huntingdon

Poker Master

11st 0lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Philip McBride

His jumping lacked fluency when he was tailed off on chase debut at Market Rasen on Boxing Day; something to prove over fences but he's a four-time winner over hurdles here (soft/good) and the return to this track could prompt a big performance.

5/1

16/1

Form: 25745

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in three hurdle runs but has left the impression that there is more to come; stayed on well in a fair novice here three weeks ago (2m, good) and the return to this trip will help; one to consider.

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0

1

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Worcester

Izayte

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Positively ridden returned to 2m4f here two weeks ago (good to soft) and didn't see it out quite as well as the front two; up another 2lb but looks sure to be involved.

7/2

3rd

5

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Izayte

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Last four runs have been at 2m on good ground, the pick when winning off 7lb lower at Warwick in May and his recent seconds at Uttoxeter and here; clearly in good nick but he's been down the field in his two previous 2m4f races under rules.

7/2

2nd

1

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:10 Worcester

Izayte

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Off the mark at Warwick in May (2m, good) and better form when second of five at Uttoxeter in June (form franked by the third); creeping up the weights but should remain a force at this level.

7/4

8/1

Form: 37P-33

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Ran well in the bumper on this card 12 months ago before having his sights raised; two creditable runs in novice hurdles at Lingfield and Sandown this winter, both 2m on soft; the longer trip should suit now handicapping but quicker ground isn't sure to suit.

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4th

2

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Godot

11st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Two of his three wins have been here, the latest a C&D chase on soft ground in January off just 4lb lower (narrowly); again went close here last month and it was a fairly deep handicap in which he struggled last time at Ascot; has won on good.

8/1

7th

11

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Godot

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

Dual hurdle winner last spring and battled on well for narrow chase success at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) in January; also ran well when close second in small-field contest there three weeks ago but others in this deeper race have more compelling form.

11/1

2nd

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:50 Plumpton

Godot

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

Just did enough to fend off progressive subsequent winner over C&D (soft) in January, on second chase start, and still looked in good nick at Kempton (3m, soft) last month, where he ran well until jumping errors in the home straight took their toll; good chance.

4/1

Form: 211-70 CD

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

In good form in the spring, getting off the mark over C&D in April and following up at Southwell four days later; jumping errors have blighted his two runs back from a summer break; needs full revival in competitive race.

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Form: 4-751 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Promise in Irish points; made a successful handicap debut over hurdles at Leicester 19 days ago (2m4f, soft), keeping on well at the finish; 3lb rise should be manageable but this sharper track and possible faster ground might not play to his strengths.

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5th

2

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 4

16:30 Carlisle

Yellowstone Park

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Pulled up on two of his final three starts last season but nevertheless showed some good hurdle form last term and his useful half-brothers Isleofhopendreams and Mighty Thunder both showed their best form over fences; finished placed in points and he's respected on this chase debut.

13/2

2

8th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Yellowstone Park

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Alex Hales

Relatively lightly raced 7yo; off the mark in a Leicester handicap (2m4f, soft) in December and bounced back from a major blip when runner-up at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) last month; had the run of things in front that day but unexposed as a stayer and is open to more progress; in the mix.

11/2

Form: 2632/1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who threatened over hurdles in the 2020-21 season; absent for 624 days prior to a comfortable success at Plumpton six weeks ago (2m4f, good to soft); more needed back in a handicap but that's certainly not out of the question.

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2nd

2

12th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

17:00 Plumpton

Northern Poet

11st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

disputed lead, jumped right and lost position 2nd, lost second before 5th, outpaced and lost ground before 4 out

2/1

5th

6

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Northern Poet

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Launched chasing career with three consecutive wins towards end of last season (2m4f-3m) but was pulled up on reappearance outing in October and looked rather laboured when never-dangerous fifth at Kempton last month; needs to get back in the groove.

25/1

5th

7

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Northern Poet

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Has won on good to soft but three consecutive chase wins last spring, at 2m4f-3m1f, were on good ground; pulled up back from break in October and off again since; would probably prefer ground to dry out.

12/1

Form: 4U63/4

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

No improvement for the step up in trip and switch to handicaps at Southwell last month (2m4f, soft) but that was his first start for 680 days; this should give a better indication as to where he is at present.

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7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:47 Huntingdon

Ewood Park

11st 5lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

No improvement for the step up in trip and switch to handicaps at Southwell last month (2m4f, soft) but that was his first start for 680 days; this should give a better indication as to where he is at present.

16/1

Form: /P6/53 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

His two runs back from a long absence haven't been without hope but he looks to have stumbled into a very competitive race for the grade.

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9th

7

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Oscarsman

11st 1lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

prominent, led narrowly from 1st, headed after 4 out

12/1

0

11

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Oscarsman

10st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Suzy Smith

always behind, pulled up before 8th

33/1

Form: 6472-8

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Finished second in a bumper here on debut and also filled that position in a handicap hurdle at Market Rasen in March; well beaten on last month's reappearance though and connections now turn to headgear.

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10

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

20:05 Stratford

Urban Grit

11st 12lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

took keen hold, towards rear

12/1

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:47 Huntingdon

Urban Grit

11st 3lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Finished second in a bumper here on debut and also filled that position in a handicap hurdle at Market Rasen in March; well beaten on last month's reappearance though and connections now turn to headgear.

25/1

8th

2

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

15:22 Uttoxeter

Urban Grit

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders, soon not fluent when prominent

4/1

Form: 653-PU

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Signs of ability in novice company, notably when third to an odds-on favourite at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft; beaten 7l); pulled hard before ultimately calling it a day on handicap debut at Newton Abbot in May; hampered at the start and unseated his rider on his return last month; 12-1 there and this looks a stronger race; career best is needed.

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4th

4

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Pumpkins Pride

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Maiden; failed to finish first three handicap starts but put that right when third at Doncaster in February; last month's Ludlow sixth (favourite) was less encouraging but possible he may still progress.

6/1

6th

2

14th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:35 Ludlow

Pumpkins Pride

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Failed to complete his first three handicaps but fared much better when staying-on third at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in February and might have a bit more to offer over today's longer trip.

4/1

3rd

1

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Doncaster

Pumpkins Pride

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

prominent, not fluent 3rd

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £527.00
Straight Forecast £416.50
Tricast £4481.20
Trifecta £7687.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Moveit Like Minnie

The Times:

Godot

D Express:

Seelotmorebusiness

The Guardian:

Poker Master

RP Ratings:

Pearly Island

Daily Mail:

Godot

TOPSPEED:

Moveit Like Minnie

POSTDATA:

Moveit Like Minnie

WEST COUNTRY:

Moveit Like Minnie

Telegraph:

Moveit Like Minnie

Daily Mirror:

Moveit Like Minnie

The Star:

Seelotmorebusiness

Daily Record:

Poker Master