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John Pye Auctions Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 7f 70y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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John Pye Auctions Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1P4-11 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Has won three of five handicaps, all in cheekpieces; this season's both came narrowly at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) after making the running; just a 5yo and he came back against Oliver's Island to lead on the post last time, so there's a chance he has a bit more up his sleeve.

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6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Shot Boii

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Still 8lb higher than when opening chase account at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in January but ran well in defeat in Chepstow marathon (3m6f, soft) last month and again has each-way claims.

7/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 913-5F BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo; won handicap debut over hurdles at Fontwell last December and ran creditably next time, both about 2m5f on soft; made a satisfactory first attempt at chasing on reappearance but fell when tried in cheekpieces (discarded here) next time; that leaves him unexposed at this sort of trip, which had promised to suit him.

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0

7

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:55 Fontwell

William Philo

11st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

in rear, reminder after 1st, soon detached, tailed off when pulled up before 8th

25/1

6th

5

24th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:25 Chepstow

William Philo

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Ben Lund

Hurdle and chase winner for Robert Walford (both on soft); 28-1 and little short-term encouragement in a Taunton handicap chase on last week's stable debut; return of blinkers not enough to tempt.

16/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 400-51 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Battled on well to open account at Fakenham (2m7f, good to soft; front pair 23l clear) last month in his sixth run over hurdles; raised 3lb and it looks as if he has more to offer as a stayer.

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4th

2

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Secret Trix

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Having a fine season with four wins and two seconds, latest success coming with cheekpieces on for the second time at Haydock last month (3m, first win on soft ground); headgear retained, up another 7lb and having first run at 3m2f; one with a chance.

5/2

1st

10

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Secret Trix

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Did very well in handicap hurdles in the first half of the season, winning three and runner-up twice at up to 3m on good/good to soft; also has form on heavy and he's a contender back from a five-month break with a first-time tongue-tie added to his cheekpieces.

9/1

Form: 63-961 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Snapped a near three-year losing run in Chepstow handicap (3m, good to soft) last month, making most; back up 5lb but remains well handicapped on old form; acts on soft; likely to go well again.

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16

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

16:10 Newbury

Coillte Eile

10st 11lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Four hurdle wins, all on slow ground; only fourth at Taunton (good) and the handicapper may have caught up, but these easier conditions can only help.

16/1

4th

2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:30 Taunton

Coillte Eile

11st 13lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Four hurdle wins, all on slow ground and two coming from her last three starts; races prominently; plenty to like about her decisive Lingfield win last week (2m7f, good to soft); carries 7lb penalty and has claims again provided this ground is not too quick.

13/8

1st

8

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Lingfield

Coillte Eile

11st 5lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Broke a long losing spell at Chepstow (3m, good to soft) in November when making most of the running; doubt that the heavy ground was ideal next time and she remains on a fair mark.

15/2

Form: U-0821 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

10yo who had been inconsistent for a while but went very close against Shot Boii at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last month and won by a neck at Market Rasen one week later; that took his hurdles score to 5-31; usually ridden by Aaron Anderson; on the premises if again in good form.

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5th

10

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Olivers Island

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

12yo who has been unable to threaten this season but has been in fair form of late, finishing fourth to Kinder Kid over C&D (soft) last Tuesday from 3lb out of the handicap (same today); each-way possibilities.

12/1

4th

8

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Olivers Island

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Runner-up twice in recent weeks (3m3f/3m1f) and is effectively 1lb lower today but was no match for the easy winner on either occasion and younger rivals in this line-up appeal more.

8/1

2nd

8

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

Olivers Island

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Five-time hurdle winner; gave good account when second of four at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) nine days ago but was no match for the winner (who was 0-26 over hurdles beforehand) and is out of the weights again here; younger rivals are much more appealing.

16/1

Form: 72-4P8

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced maiden whose form chance rests on his second in a Warwick maiden (2m5f, good) in March; chasing has not gone well this season, with cheekpieces fitted last time; return to hurdling needs a big response.

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2nd

2

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Royal Lake

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Won a 2m5f soft-ground handicap hurdle for Oliver Sherwood earlier this year and very nearly doubled his tally back at Fontwell on final appearance in May (3m2f); joined this yard for £22,000 and entitled to be involved.

5/2

2nd

2

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Royal Lake

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Won a 2m5f soft-ground handicap hurdle for Oliver Sherwood earlier this year and very nearly doubled his tally back at Fontwell on final appearance in May (3m2f); joined this yard for £22,000 and entitled to be involved.

5/2

2nd

6

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Royal Lake

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Oliver Sherwood

Off the mark over hurdles when winning going away here (2m5f, soft) last month; lost a shoe when third at Southwell (good to soft) since; up another 2lb and again in trip, so likely he'll need further improvement.

9/4

Form: 44-U49

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden who's taken some minor honours in staying handicaps; discouraging performances on last two outings, admittedly with six months off in between.

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3rd

8

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:35 Newton Abbot

Lakeside Lad

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

Only second chase start when runner-up at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) but it was a modest race and he's finished well held at Plumpton since, taking his record to 0-15.

8/1

6th

7

21st Mar 2023

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Lakeside Lad

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

disputed lead

4/1

2nd

4

9th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Lakeside Lad

11st 1lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

disputed lead, not fluent 9th, mistake 10th, led clearly 11th, pushed along 4 out, ridden and headed before 3 out, rallying when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

Form: 588

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Second in the last of his Irish points; disappointing favourite on debut for Dan Skelton and has been beaten much further in his two starts since; it will be interesting to see his market strength on this handicap debut over a much longer trip but he lacks any form claims.

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8th

5

8th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

16:40 Southwell

Vikings Way

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, headway 9th, mistake and lost position 10th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

5/1

8th

9

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:08 Uttoxeter

Vikings Way

11st 4lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Second in the last of his Irish points; disappointing favourite on debut for Dan Skelton and has been beaten much further in his two starts since; it will be interesting to see his market strength on this handicap debut over a much longer trip but he lacks any form claims.

12/1

8th

10

21st Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Kempton

Vikings Way

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Inconsistent (form figures P4P2) in Irish points; disappointing favourite on debut for Dan Skelton and fared no better when 20-1 next time (again over 2m3f); needs to improve a good deal for drop to 2m.

33/1

Form: 54-P8

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

An irregular heartbeat was reported after his reappearance (100-1) and he again showed little on latest start (125-1); there was a whiff of ability last term, though, and he needs a market check on this handicap debut.

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1st

1

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Uttoxeter

Ron Burgundy

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Took well to first-time visor at Worcester (2m7f, good) this month, opening his account; may build on that success and show further progress in the retained headgear; respected up 7lb.

9/4

1st

7

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Ron Burgundy

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Maiden; hasn't looked straightforward but has been placed in two of most recent three starts, the latest when just behind Ahead Of The Field over C&D last month; visor could well help him take another step forward.

7/1

3rd

8

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Ron Burgundy

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Holds solid claims on the form of his Uttoxeter third in May but he came in a remote fifth of seven in 3m Market Rasen handicap 24 days ago; he needs to get back on track.

9/1

Form: 75P-13

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) in October and good third of 13 at Wincanton (3m, good to soft), so she's going the right way.

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11

6th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:20 Hereford

Harrys Hottie

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

early mistakes, held up in rear, detached after 1st, struggling when pulled up before 12th

6/1

4th

8

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Harrys Hottie

10st 8lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Jamie Snowden

1-10 over hurdles for Harry Whittington, the win gained at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) a year ago; makes stable/chase debut after 201-day absence but is on a good mark and has Irish point experience to call upon.

7/1

3rd

4

28th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Harrys Hottie

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

prominent, pushed along and lost ground after 3 out, ridden and weakened run-in

9/2

Form: P41-36 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Six chasing wins but well held in his nine races over hurdles; stays further than this and acts on soft; chase mark is 15lb higher.

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4

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Warwick

The Late Legend

11st 3lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Tom Weston

jumped right on occasions, led, headed and lost two places 11th, lost position and dropped to last 12th, pulled up 13th

25/1

0

4

19th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

The Late Legend

11st 8lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Tom Weston

Six-time chase winner but last season didn't end well and he was 66-1 when pulled up on Warwick reappearance.

33/1

Form: 69658-

Last run: 282 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

2m3f win on good to soft with first-time tongue-tie (kept since) at Carlisle in April 2021 on handicap debut, but that performance stands out; cheekpieces were tried on last two outings; needs to be back in peak form.

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15

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Locallink

10st 3lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Steph Hollinshead

held up in rear, jumped right 1st

33/1

12th

12

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:08 Uttoxeter

Locallink

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Steph Hollinshead

2m3f win on good to soft with first-time tongue-tie (kept since) at Carlisle in April 2021 on handicap debut, but that performance stands out; cheekpieces were tried on last two outings; needs to be back in peak form.

25/1

8th

15

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:35 Chepstow

Locallink

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Steph Hollinshead

2m3f win on good to soft with first-time tongue-tie (kept since) at Carlisle last April on handicap debut; not in the same form in his four runs this term, tried in cheekpieces latest; back down from 3m1f (last two starts) but he's still hard to approach with confidence.

20/1

Form: 31/38-

Last run: 363 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Two wins from 16 starts over hurdles; it's possible that this sort of trip stretches him (made one fair attempt on heavy) but rain would otherwise be fine; absent for one year and he can go well fresh.

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9th

8

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:45 Hexham

Golan Cloud

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

led, not fluent and headed 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out (jockey said gelding made a mistake three hurdles out and was never travelling thereafter)

11/4

4th

13

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:17 Uttoxeter

Golan Cloud

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jennie Candlish

The winner of two handicaps in the north and should be on a good mark, but he was pulled up here on his return from an absence and now goes in a visor (replaces cheekpieces).

20/1

10

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:08 Uttoxeter

Golan Cloud

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Two wins from 16 starts over hurdles; it's possible that this sort of trip stretches him (made one fair attempt on heavy) but rain would otherwise be fine; absent for one year and he can go well fresh.

14/1

Form: 748654

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Unraced on worse than good to soft; made rules debut in only July and has some modest form, including when he showed he stays 3m1f on handicap debut on penultimate start; needs to improve, though.

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13

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:08 Uttoxeter

Milfolhas Has

10st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Peter Bowen

Unraced on worse than good to soft; made rules debut in only July and has some modest form, including when he showed he stays 3m1f on handicap debut on penultimate start; needs to improve, though.

20/1

4th

9

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Milfolhas Has

10st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Lightly raced 6yo who was a fair fifth of seven at Plumpton on recent handicap debut (3m1f, good to soft; unraced on softer); 2lb lower here but he needs to find something extra if he's to threaten.

12/1

5th

5

14th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:40 Plumpton

Milfolhas Has

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Has looked quite limited so far and he was no better for stepping up to 2m7f in a Worcester maiden last month; handicaps should at least present better opportunities for him.

5/1

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Exacta £302.00
Straight Forecast £250.40
Tricast £626.50
Trifecta £1042.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Secret Trix

WEST COUNTRY:

Shot Boii

Daily Mail:

Royal Lake

The Times:

William Philo

RP Ratings:

Coillte Eile

Telegraph:

Shot Boii

POSTDATA:

Secret Trix

The Guardian:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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