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William Hill Betting TV Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3703.28
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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William Hill Betting TV Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qualifier)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £31.90
  • Place: £6.50

Form: /11/03 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won first two handicaps in autumn 2020; off for two years subsequently but showed he retains ability when 12l third of eight at Kelso (2m, soft) three weeks ago; needs to build on that now.

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4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Dancewiththewind

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Needs to produce more than he's managed this season on his first three chase starts, but Musselburgh last time was a sizeable step in the right direction and he could continue to get better over fences; won here twice over hurdles and he's well treated on his form in that sphere; not ruled out.

10/1

3rd

1

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Dancewiththewind

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Won Irish point earlier in career but his four rules wins have come over hurdles and although he had a stiff task on chase debut at Carlisle he showed no enthusiasm when pulled up early at Kelso in November (first-time cheekpieces, discarded now); risky.

7/2

0

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

12:30 Kelso

Dancewiththewind

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

raced in last, reminder after 1st, detached after 3rd, pulled up after 4th

7/1

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9/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 22

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Smart on the Flat; promise when runner-up in maiden/novice hurdles over about 2m at Ludlow (good to soft) and Taunton (good) in recent weeks; strong-travelling style marks him down as one who could do well in handicap hurdles and he's favourably treated based on Flat ability.

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2nd

1

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Brentford Hope

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

In the form of his life after wins last month at Newcastle and valuable Haydock contest, keen enough but seeing it out well; top-weight but seems a fair mark and potentially a major player.

12/1

1st

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Brentford Hope

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

A model of consistency over hurdles, and his latest win at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) two weeks ago was a career best; should again have the measure of third-placed Salsada; big player once more despite a 5lb rise.

15/8

1st

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Brentford Hope

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Derham

made all, reduced lead 4 out, joined briefly home turn, going best 2 out, shaken up before last, ridden and faced challenge run-in, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

6/4

12/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 225271 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Threatened to come good on a few occasions before it finally all clicked at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) last month; should remain competitive up 5lb.

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1

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Bridge Road

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Just 1-16 over hurdles but has remained in pretty good form since his breakthrough win at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) in November, and last month's Musselburgh seventh (3m, good to soft) came in a competitive series final; probably won't be far away.

8/1

7th

7

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Bridge Road

11st 3lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

Had just two runs in 3m handicaps, close up at Perth in September and a one-paced fourth at Wetherby 18 days ago (both on good); others likely to be better treated.

12/1

Form: -2P552

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on Flat; 0-6 hurdling but it could be beginning to click for him, going down only to a progressive type in 2m Sandown handicap (soft) at the start of the month; raised 4lb but still respected.

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7th

5

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Galahad Threepwood

11st 11lb

J: Maj Will Kellard

T: Ben Pauling

Edged home off 1lb lower at Doncaster last March (2m3f, good) but he suffered a heavy fall next time and hasn't got his mojo back in three subsequent starts; however, didn't run too badly last time at Huntingdon and cheekpieces could give him a lift.

12/1

Form: /941-3 D BF

Last run: 223 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in bumpers prior to running out a ready winner on 2m Hexham hurdle debut (soft) in April; creditable third under a penalty there (2m4f) the following month (final start for Sandy Forster); hard to argue his mark is generous but he does bring unexposed potential to this handicap debut.

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11

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Clear White Light

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

His form can be up and down and he was soundly beaten on the Flat a fortnight ago; however, he won in that code two starts ago and was a convincing winner over hurdles at Doncaster (2m, good) last December; just 3lb higher today and he's 2-2 on good ground; interesting contender.

33/1

Form: 531-41 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with a handicap hurdle win at Bangor (2m, soft) and made a successful start over fences at that venue (2m1f, heavy) a month ago; on a competitive mark back hurdling but others are less exposed.

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4th

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

13:50 Ludlow

Feel The Pinch

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has won his last two handicap chases and just about career-best form when winning by 6l over C&D last month; soft ground was slower than ideal when tailed off on his return to hurdles at Bangor; 6lb higher than for that recent course win but should give another good account.

5/2

Form: P4-683 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Looked promising when winning soft-ground Uttoxeter maiden by 12l for Dan Skelton one year ago but it's been largely downhill since; latest 24l third back at Uttoxeter was a bit better, particularly as he was hampered two out, but still didn't do enough to make him of interest here.

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6

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Cousu Main

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

Has run well in both starts since joining this stable, the first of them when second to Fenna's Loss over C&D in June; possibly needs a shade more for another win but likelier than some to give it a good shot.

9/1

4th

2

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Cousu Main

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

Signed off for Neil Mulholland with some below-par efforts in the spring but gave good account when clear second to Fenna's Lass on stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, good) four weeks ago; still unexposed over this sort of trip; a possible if in similar form again here.

9/1

2nd

3

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Cousu Main

11st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

travelled strongly, prominent, going easily when went second after 3 out, ridden when challenging approaching last, kept on

10/1

Form: 225421 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Added to her very good Market Rasen record when seeing off six rivals over 2m there (soft) 39 days ago; did that comfortably but might be worth taking on away from that venue off a 9lb higher mark.

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8th

13

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Lady Babs

11st 5lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Andrew Crook

Added to her very good Market Rasen record when seeing off six rivals over 2m there (soft) 39 days ago; did that comfortably but might be worth taking on away from that venue off a 9lb higher mark.

10/1

1st

6

17th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:47 Market Rasen

Lady Babs

11st 9lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Andrew Crook

Back-to-form second at Sedgefield (soft) 14 days ago and her very good C&D record (two wins and three seconds from five visits) provides plenty of hope that she can build on that now; top of the list.

3/1

2nd

5

3rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

12:42 Sedgefield

Lady Babs

11st 6lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Andrew Crook

towards rear, headway after 5th, prominent 3 out

6/1

Form: 431 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful Flat winner in Ireland and going the right way over hurdles, making all with plenty to spare in a juvenile maiden at Southwell (2m, good) last month; could be more to come in handicaps; respected.

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7th

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

I Have A Voice

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Made all in two juvenile hurdles last season (good/soft) but returned from break with two heavy defeats in handicaps this year; needs a good boost from the refitted cheekpieces here.

33/1

6

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

I Have A Voice

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Useful on the Flat and easily made all in two juvenile hurdles last season (2m, good/soft) but he returned after a lengthy absence with a heavy defeat at Newcastle (last of seven) last month; still has potential in this sphere but he has something to prove after that comeback run.

25/1

7th

5

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

I Have A Voice

11st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Nigel Hawke

Useful on the Flat and easily made all in two juvenile hurdles last season (2m, good/soft); absent since last February but has potential off this mark and he's one to watch in the betting on his comeback.

8/1

Form: 1531-3 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

2-4 over hurdles last season; no impact on the Flat at the start of the summer but better signs back hurdling when third of five at Hexham (2m, soft) last month; the second/fourth haven't done much for that form since but she's entitled to come on for the outing.

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5th

7

(2)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Bonne Vitesse

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Dual Flat and hurdle winner; ideally wants further than 1m4f these days and she's finished down the field in both handicap hurdles this year.

9/1

Form: 47-21 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Ability at ordinary level in bumpers and promising start over hurdles, second at Ayr before going one better at Kelso (2m, soft) 32 days ago; likely he has more to offer now making a quick switch to handicaps; one of two interesting contenders for his stable.

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5th

4

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

16:35 Hexham

Chapel Green

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in last, not fluent 7th, soon struggling

8/1

Form: 241-46 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 5yo who delivered on earlier hurdling promise when winning heavy-ground C&D maiden in March; has disappointed in a pair of handicap chases this term but no surprise were he to resume progress now back over hurdles.

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4th

1

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Netywell

12st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th

9/4

1st

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

13:38 Newcastle

Netywell

11st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

raced in second, pressed leader 4 out, led narrowly 3 out, shaken up and went clear last, ridden and went further clear run-in, eased towards finish

11/10

Form: 52-8

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Seven-time Flat winner; yet to better modest form over hurdles (beaten 27l when second in Catterick maiden in March) and he'll need to leave last month's handicap hurdle debut/reappearance well behind to play a prominent role here.

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6th

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:05 Market Rasen

Edgar Allan Poe

10st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Sue Smith

Won at Catterick off 5lb higher in January (1m7f, soft); poor efforts this term; stable going well but he has a bit to prove at present.

8/1

7th

3

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

Edgar Allan Poe

11st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Has a patchy profile and he was pulled up on last month's reappearance at Sedgefield, but he may have needed the run and his stable is currently in flying form; he's 1lb below his last winning mark and could go well.

12/1

0

4

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

12:25 Sedgefield

Edgar Allan Poe

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Has dropped to a mark 1lb lower than when winning at Catterick (1m7f, soft) in January, and he's effective over C&D; watch the betting but there's a suspicion he'll need this first outing since April.

9/1

Form: 4/9-44

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Well-held fourth in maiden/novice hurdles this autumn but this half-brother to very smart hurdler Tommy's Oscar rates a possible improver now making a quick switch to handicaps; one to note in the betting.

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6th

7

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

16:35 Hexham

Take Centre Stage

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, disputed lead early, led before 2nd, headed but prominent 5th, lost second and pushed along briefly 7th, lost position before 2 out

3/1

5th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:02 Newcastle

Take Centre Stage

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Jumped well and easily made all in first-time visor over C&D (heavy) last month; 6l second under a penalty at Sedgefield eight days later and he's a further 4lb higher today, but over half of the fences were omitted last time which may not have played to his strengths; retains potential.

3/1

2nd

2

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:33 Sedgefield

Take Centre Stage

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

led, headed on turn before 2 out, soon lost ground, rallied after 2 out, kept on

6/5

Form: 3/221/ D

Last run: 793 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Progressive when last seen, winning a Kelso handicap by 8l off only 2lb lower; a 793-day absence means he can only really be watched this time.

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7

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:10 Wetherby

Rob Royal

11st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

raced in last

33/1

6th

4

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Rob Royal

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

towards rear, jumped left 1st

25/1

8th

1

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:15 Uttoxeter

Rob Royal

12st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

took keen hold, soon led at steady pace, disputed lead from 3rd, shaken up after 5th

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £1428.00
Straight Forecast £811.70
Tricast £5872.30
Trifecta £9857.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

I Have A Voice

SPOTLIGHT:

Brentford Hope

The Sun:

Chapel Green

TOPSPEED:

Bridge Road

The Star:

Clear White Light

WEST COUNTRY:

Galahad Threepwood

Daily Record:

Chapel Green

The Guardian:

Bridge Road

POSTDATA:

I Have A Voice

D Express:

I Have A Voice

Daily Mirror:

I Have A Voice

The Times:

Brentford Hope

Telegraph:

Brentford Hope

Daily Mail:

Brentford Hope