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15:40 Leicester

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Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3975.58
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 17 runners
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Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 7320-7

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Sole win came on heavy ground, a Hereford maiden nearly three years ago; handicap mark continues to fall and there were some positives to take from his reappearance at Uttoxeter when 2m7f looked too far.

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5

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle

Gerolamo Cardano

11st 8lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: D J Jeffreys

midfield on outer

16/1

13

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Gerolamo Cardano

10st 7lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: D J Jeffreys

Drew clear to win by 26l at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) in December and is only 4lb higher here but was well below that form on both subsequent appearances and has become a very hard horse to predict.

16/1

4th

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:25 Fontwell

Gerolamo Cardano

10st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: D J Jeffreys

Ended a 13-race losing run in emphatic fashion at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) in December, but blew out completely when sent off a warm favourite back there (soft) last month; a contender on that penultimate effort, but there are risks attached.

5/2

40/1

  • Place: £9.50

Form: 50-650 D

Last run: 200 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

His win came on heavy ground two years ago (2m4f); more miss than hit in the meantime, though he might be happy to see the back of fences.

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5th

11

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:55 Ffos Las

Richardson

10st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Belinda Clarke

mounted in chute and taken down early, held up in last

20/1

3rd

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Richardson

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

took keen hold, in rear, not fluent 6th, good headway before 2 out, pressed leaders when hit last, soon weakened

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 21145- C

Last run: 316 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

First career win came over fences but won back-to-back hurdles last winter, a seller here and 2m6f handicap; fairly treated if resuming in top form.

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8th

8

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Gaia Vallis

10st 9lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: David Bridgwater

prominent

12/1

4th

7

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Gaia Vallis

11st 4lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: David Bridgwater

hampered start

12/1

Form: 38-2P2 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

0-13 under rules but placed a few times and a late mistake perhaps cost him here three weeks ago (1m7f, soft; unraced on heavy); returning to 2m4f shouldn't hurt and Sam Twiston-Davies is back aboard.

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7th

8

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

13:50 Wetherby

Blended Stealth

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Fair fourth at Musselburgh (3m, soft) two starts ago in cheekpieces, which go back on following a lesser run in a visor there; however, he's 0-24 and it's hard to be confident that today will be the day.

6/1

7th

8

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

12:25 Musselburgh

Blended Stealth

10st 4lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Versatile type who was a respectable fourth of 11 over C&D (soft) last month but that was behind Sanosuke and her record now stands at 0-23; needs to find more in new headgear.

6/1

Form: 540-76

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won off this mark at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) in January so there's a big run in him and returning to softer ground won't harm his chances; makes the shortlist.

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7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

After The Fox

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Below best over hurdles this season and has made inauspicious start to chasing career this spring; seems versatile regarding ground but is yet to convince stamina-wise over 3m; not the percentage call.

10/1

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

After The Fox

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Both hurdle wins gained on soft; not at his best this season and finished some way behind Kap Chidley when both made their chasing debuts at Chepstow last month; work to do, therefore.

7/1

5th

10

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

After The Fox

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won a soft-ground handicap hurdle here 13 months ago off a 4lb higher mark; hasn't found his best form this season though and now tried his hand over fences.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13-736 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Third at Fakenham when seemingly unsuited by the track and could probably have done with softer ground when never really in with a shout at Huntingdon (2m4f, good), a track that she usually runs well; won her maiden there on soft; could bounce back.

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5th

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

Hillfinch

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Dual course winner, latterly off 3lb higher over C&D (soft) just under a year ago; out of form this season, though, and needs to turn a corner; wore cheekpieces the last twice; visor tried today.

14/1

10th

3

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Hillfinch

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Now back on same mark as for hard-fought win at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) last March but dropped out of contention very tamely on final two starts last year (cheekpieces added last time) and comes here with a point to prove.

12/1

5th

4

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Hillfinch

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Ended last season in good form, most notably when winning at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft); made a satisfactory reappearance last month but dropped out very quickly after making the running at Market Rasen on latest outing and needs to put that performance behind her; sports first-time cheekpieces.

8/1

Form: 54P801 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Bumper/hurdle winner at Carlisle when trained by Stuart Crawford; had been unconvincing for this yard but she didn't go unbacked when winning over C&D a month ago (good to soft), getting up late in the day; 5lb higher but she does go on this sort of ground.

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8

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

15:20 Kelso

Lilys Gem

10st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

2

28th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

15:40 Leicester

Lilys Gem

11st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Bumper/hurdle winner at Carlisle when trained by Stuart Crawford; had been unconvincing for this yard but she didn't go unbacked when winning over C&D a month ago (good to soft), getting up late in the day; 5lb higher but she does go on this sort of ground.

11/2

Form: 255-P0

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Gained some minor honours last winter but ended the season with two heavy defeats and has started this one no better; others safer.

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12th

6

(11)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:45 Kempton (AW)

Cheng Gong

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Neil King

Twice placed over C&D at the start of the year and 1lb lower than when second of seven in February, but appears to have lost his way lately so comes with risks attached; blinkers return.

16/1

9th

4

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Cheng Gong

11st 7lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

1-20 over hurdles; placed on consecutive AW starts in January/February but made disappointing return to hurdling soon afterwards and then ran as though something was amiss on the Flat; others look less risky.

20/1

8th

3

(3)

8th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:00 Lingfield (AW)

Cheng Gong

9st 9lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Neil King

led, headed but raced in second after 4f, pushed along and lost position 8f out, struggling and became detached 4f out

7/1

Form: 9444-5 BF

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Still has low mileage; the return to 2m looked against him when a beaten favourite at Chepstow on reappearance and stable debut; open to progress back up in distance and he should go on the ground; big player.

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4

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:45 Stratford

Keplerian

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Eight-race maiden but has a useful pedigree and is unexposed over fences; weakened into fourth over 2m6f on good ground at Leicester (chase debut) most recently; withdrawn twice due to slower conditions since; interesting with improvement on the cards back down in distance.

11/2

4

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Keplerian

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced maiden whose best 2m hurdle form gives him a good chance; ran well for a long way until stamina ran out on chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained today; made some mistakes); this easier stamina test can suit and he looks sure to do better.

8/1

3

28th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Keplerian

11st 8lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced maiden whose best 2m hurdle form gives him a good chance; ran well for a long way until stamina ran out on chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained today); this easier stamina test can suit and he looks sure to do better.

7/2

Form: /P-PPP

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

A winning chaser but has been in no form over fences since returning to rules and he's 0-9 as a hurdler.

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6

28th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

15:40 Leicester

Stop The World

11st 9lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Michael Mullineaux

A winning chaser but has been in no form over fences since returning to rules and he's 0-9 as a hurdler.

100/1

5

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 2f 1y

Class 5

12:05 Doncaster

Stop The World

11st 13lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Michael Mullineaux

Beaten in eight points in first half of 2022 and he's been pulled up at big prices back over regulation fences (3m) in two runs this autumn; tongue-tie now returns but he can only be watched.

66/1

Form: 0P01-V

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Ran in a void handicap chase at Bangor on reappearance; left behind his previous form when the shock winner of a 2m handicap hurdle at Clonmel in March (2m, soft); by no means exposed; cheekpieces added.

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No Results Found

Form: 4-9P31 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Conditions were good to firm when comfortably accounting for four rivals over C&D last month but he handled soft to heavy ground in Ireland and a 6lb higher mark should be manageable.

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2nd

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Sir Jack West

11st 4lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Too inconsistent to be relied upon heavily and comes here after a poor performance over hurdles last month but stayed on well for clearcut chase win off this mark at Worcester (2m4f, good) in May and will be suited by today's ground; can't be ruled out.

10/1

0

5

19th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Sir Jack West

11st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

held up in rear, no impression after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

16/1

5th

10

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Worcester

Sir Jack West

10st 8lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Convincing winner over fences here in May (2m4f, good) and posted a comparable RPR when third next time; was never going on final outing 75 days ago but he's better than that and has won over hurdles.

13/2

Form: 11-0P3 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Not badly handicapped but inconsistent and it was a claimer in which he was third at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) four weeks ago when in this new headgear combination; returning to further is probably no bad thing and he handles heavy.

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5th

4

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

17:10 Ffos Las

Ring The Moon

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Downed an odds-on favourite when recording 33-1 win at Chepstow (2m Class 5 conditionals' handicap hurdle; soft) two starts ago but weakened tamely in a Stratford seller subsequently; has won over fences in the past, including here (2m), but couldn't be a confident choice.

11/1

3rd

2

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:27 Stratford

Ring The Moon

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

prominent, led narrowly 4th, pushed along home turn, ridden and headed approaching last, soon weakened

13/2

1st

6

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

13:25 Chepstow

Ring The Moon

10st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Evan Williams

Placed in modest Ludlow claimer (2m, good to soft) in first-time visor in November but ought to have been suited by the heavy ground when pulled up in a handicap next time and has become very unreliable.

25/1

Form: 22P-62

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

5lb above her last winning mark and looks vulnerable to an improver, as was the case when beaten 13l into second at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft); cheekpieces now replaced by a visor; handles soft ground (well beaten on heavy but early in career).

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9

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Sindabella

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Exploited some significant help from the handicapper when winning by 6l at Exeter (2m2f, soft) in December, after a break, and is also suited by this C&D; her last two runs were underwhelming though and her overall profile is not persuasive.

14/1

4th

5

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:45 Taunton

Sindabella

11st 0lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Conditions were soft when a comfortable winner at Exeter in December and ran well back there next time; still on a competitive mark but does have to rebound after a modest run at Leicester and there are question marks against her on heavy.

16/1

9th

7

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Sindabella

10st 9lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

led

7/1

Form: 806-FU

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced but he was well beaten in his sole handicap over hurdles and hasn't got round in two handicap chases this season; more to prove than some of these.

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3rd

2

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Percy Veering

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Kim Bailey

Successful in three attempts over fences late last year, winning on soft ground at Warwick, Ffos Las and Exeter, but was a spent force when taking a tired fall at Wincanton (3m1f) early in the New Year; freshened up and drops back in distance, but does sit 18lb higher than when the winning run commenced.

5/1

0

1

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Percy Veering

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Has gone 3-3 since further wind surgery and just kept on galloping when beating Caeruleum by just under 5l at Exeter (3m, soft); a further 6lb rise equates to a 19lb hike in all for that hat-trick but he's likeable.

9/4

Form: 7/23-6 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Not added to the two hurdles he won back in 2018 (one on heavy) and he turns 11 later this week; ran no more than okay over 2m7f here a month ago.

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17

28th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

15:40 Leicester

Big Picture

10st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Not added to the two hurdles he won back in 2018 (one on heavy) and he turns 11 later this week; ran no more than okay over 2m7f here a month ago.

14/1

6th

6

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

12:25 Lingfield

Big Picture

10st 3lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Dual hurdle winner in 2018 but hasn't added to tally since; ground and trip fine and, although off since June 2021, is one to monitor closely on this first start for a yard among the winners.

4/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Blended Stealth

RP Ratings:

Sir Jack West

SPOTLIGHT:

Keplerian

The Guardian:

Sindabella

The Times:

Gerolamo Cardano

Telegraph:

Gaia Vallis

D Express:

Pawpaw

WEST COUNTRY:

Blended Stealth

Daily Mail:

Blended Stealth

The Sun:

Blended Stealth

The Star:

Blended Stealth

Daily Record:

Blended Stealth

Daily Mirror:

Sir Jack West