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Good To Soft

In Memory Of June Taylor Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £11109.84
  • 2m 3f 207y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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In Memory Of June Taylor Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.60
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 5F31-2 C BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; showed improved form as a chaser last season and he's still a maiden over hurdles, albeit a lightly raced one who was clear of the rest when second in a Taunton novice last month; won off this mark over fences and he'll like the ground.

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2nd

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Can You Call

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders, awkward jump 1st

9/1

3rd

3

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Can You Call

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Made a good return to chasing when neck second at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) and ran respectably at Taunton next time; in the mix.

4/1

7

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

13:05 Chepstow

Can You Call

9st 13lb

T: Evan Williams

12/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 423-54

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite on four occasions last season during his novice campaign, winning just the once; his second run back, finishing fourth to Love Envoi at Sandown (2m, soft), was better than the first, and he can improve again; stays this far.

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4th

2

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

17:00 Hereford

Hermes Boy

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won in the refitted cheekpieces at Wincanton in February (2m5f, heavy; 7lb lower) but that's his only good run in the last 12 months and he's since pulled up; capable but hard to trust.

5/1

7

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Hermes Boy

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

raced lazily, in rear

5/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 3-4172

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Had 11 runs for Henry De Bromhead, winning a maiden hurdle but steered clear of handicaps; made a very positive debut for Kerry Lee when pushing subsequent clearcut Cheltenham winner Punctuation to a neck over C&D (soft) last month; finished 9l clear of everything else so hard to grumble about a 4lb rise.

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3

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Kings Keeper

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Runs off a mark fully 10lb lower than when winning over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) in January 2023; however, he's been a long way below that level this season over fences and the first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) need to prompt major improvement.

13/2

4th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:52 Hereford

Kings Keeper

11st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Hurdle winner of 5lb higher in early 2023; entitled to have needed the run when well-held fifth on return to chasing in November but dropped away very tamely in straight at Chepstow in January and comes here with some questions to answer.

9/2

0

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Kings Keeper

12st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

held up in rear, outpaced 4 out

7/1

Form: 1- D

Last run: 421 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish point (yielding) and awarded a Warwick novice hurdle (2m3f, good) last November after a narrow defeat; on that form he looks temptingly handicapped.

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3rd

2

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Warwick

Blue Stello

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

led, hit 5th, briefly headed 7th, joined 10th, headed after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened

9/2

11

7th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

15:35 Sandown

Blue Stello

10st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, lost ground but in touch with leaders 2nd

13/2

8

9th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:50 Doncaster

Blue Stello

11st 1lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

3m point winner (yielding) who stayed on strongly on his rules debut at Warwick (2m3f, good) in November 2021, when awarded the race due to interference; then absent until December 2022, when he was a fair fourth on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy); that was a satisfactory return and this unexposed 7yo could have plenty more to offer for his top yard.

3/1

Form: 1332-3 C BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won a course maiden over 2m (soft) and later remained competitive in novice company; also plenty to like about his handicap debut at Wetherby (good) when perhaps in need of the run; back on softer ground and up in trip, he's well worth considering.

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5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Risk DArgent

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Pulled well clear of the rest when second of 17 here (2m, soft) on seasonal debut in November; not quite in same form on either start since but stuck to his task pretty well when fifth here (2m, soft) in January and is worth a crack at this longer trip.

10/1

5th

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Warwick

Risk DArgent

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Pulled well clear of the rest when second of 17 over C&D (soft) in November but he didn't go with much zest at Haydock next time and now wears a tongue-strap; others appeal more.

8/1

4th

8

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 3

14:05 Haydock

Risk DArgent

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent, dropped to last when not fluent 4th, struggling 3 out, stayed on run-in, went fourth towards finish

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2/1-75 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Raced freely and made all to win by a distance in a Fontwell novice (2m3f, soft) last season; unable to repeat the feat in a Cheltenham handicap three weeks ago (2m5f, good), and again raced freely when ridden with restraint in a hood at Huntingdon (2m); ability is respected but he's looking his own worst enemy at the minute.

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1

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Nickle Back

12st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

took keen hold, led, clear 2nd, not fluent 4th, reduced lead after 6th, mistake 12th

11/4

9th

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Nickle Back

11st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

One-dimensional front-runner who has yet to finish outside the top two in his five starts over fences; effective on soft ground but it was good going and the trip was 2m4f when hammering the Turners third Djelo in the Grade 1 Scilly Isles at Sandown last time, and that was after getting left behind by Master Chewy at Kempton (2m, good to soft); he'll probably be in front for a large portion of this race but staying there could be challenging.

10/1

1st

5

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 1

14:35 Sandown

Nickle Back

11st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

took keen hold, jumped well, made all, 5 lengths ahead 3rd, went further clear 7th, 15 lengths ahead going best 3 out, ridden out run-in, unchallenged

12/1

Form: 133114 CD BF

Last run: 108 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Well placed to win five handicaps during 2022 but perhaps high in the weights now after finishing only fourth of five at Kelso in September.

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2nd

1

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

15:10 Sedgefield

Latino Fling

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

raced in third

6/5

1st

2

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

17:30 Stratford

Latino Fling

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, prominent, raced in second from 3rd, led narrowly 4 out

3/1

Form: 3/221/

Last run: 798 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Progressive when last seen, winning a Kelso handicap by 8l off only 2lb lower; however, has a 798-day absence to overcome in a warm race.

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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

Form: /3P32-

Last run: 298 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Only 2-35 and his last win was well over four years ago; running okay over fences when last seen and he was placed on his final hurdle start, though that was more than three years ago; closing in fast on turning 12 and would be a surprise winner.

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3

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Ballycross

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Regressive 12yo who struggled on all three starts for new stable last season, most recently when swapping cheekpieces for first-time blinkers (retained) over C&D in March; urgently needs to stop the rot.

16/1

1

8th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Ballycross

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Regressive 12yo who struggled on all three starts for new stable last season, most recently when swapping cheekpieces for first-time blinkers (retained) in March; urgently needs to stop the rot.

25/1

7

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:30 Plumpton

Ballycross

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Over five years since his last win; some promise last season but yet to fire in three runs for current stable; down in the weights but with a lot to prove.

25/1

Form: 41522- BF

Last run: 311 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

French juvenile hurdle winner on heavy; beaten when prominent in the market in his three runs last winter but he finished a respectable second in last two starts (2m/2m3f) and has had wind surgery since; still has potential after only five runs and he needs a close look on his handicap/seasonal debut.

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7th

1

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Message Personnel

12st 1lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from an absence last December, having had wind surgery, and was pulled up on his handicap debut; has had another wind op since; something to prove but this 5yo is in top hands and showed promise in novice hurdles early last year; cheekpieces go on and he's not written off.

10/1

3

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:43 Uttoxeter

Message Personnel

11st 8lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

French juvenile hurdle winner on heavy; beaten when prominent in the market in his three runs last winter but he finished a respectable second in last two starts (2m/2m3f) and has had wind surgery since; still has potential after only five runs and he needs a close look on his handicap/seasonal debut.

11/2

5

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:45 Doncaster

Message Personnel

11st 3lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Stayed on strongly to win a French juvenile hurdle (2m1f, heavy) last July; held when prominent in the market in his three runs for Dan Skelton last winter but he finished a respectable second in last two starts (2m/2m3f) and has had wind surgery since; still has potential after only five runs and he needs a close look on his handicap/seasonal debut.

5/2

Form: 21 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Made a lot of the running and overcame a late mistake to win a 2m3f soft-ground novice at Lingfield, and the runner-up had previously beaten Hermes Boy in a novice; nice prospect and open to plenty of improvement.

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0

8

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

14:05 Doncaster

Mister Who

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

prominent, awkward jump 3rd, bad mistake 10th, fell 11th

9/2

2nd

6

14th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:20 Lingfield

Mister Who

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Just four career starts; won the novice hurdle on this card a year ago but pulled up on handicap debut the following month and absent since; could be a threat if all's well on chasing debut.

13/2

4

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Mister Who

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Delivered on earlier promise when game winner of Lingfield novice hurdle (2m3f, soft) a year ago; off since poor run on handicap hurdle debut on New Year's Eve but could have significant untapped potential over fences.

14/1

Form: 453-1

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Slight concern that he jumped right on occasions before hanging that way on the run-in when off the mark over hurdles at Fontwell (2m2f novice; 11-8 favourite); however, probably on a fair mark if that trait is ironed out with time.

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7th

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Maclaine

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

On a career-high mark after going up 8lb for winning at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) but impressed with how he jumped and travelled that day (won easily); that was also a new trip for him, offering plenty of encouragement for this far.

8/1

1st

4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Maclaine

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Close second at Doncaster (2m4f, good to soft) in December but he was well below that form at same track the following month; was reported to have bled last time and is still unexposed over fences but he's untried at this trip and others are more persuasive.

9/2

5th

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Maclaine

11st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Sent chasing for new yard this term, back to his best when second of 12 in handicap here (2m4f, good to soft) on latest start; should be on the premises off an unchanged mark, with potential too.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £286.00
Straight Forecast £251.10
Tricast £878.00
Trifecta £1015.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kings Keeper

LAMBOURN:

Blue Stello

POSTDATA:

Hermes Boy

The Times:

Mister Who

Daily Mail:

Message Personnel

Telegraph:

Go Dante

RP Ratings:

Nickle Back

The Star:

Can You Call

The Guardian:

Rob Royal

WEST COUNTRY:

Hermes Boy

D Express:

Kings Keeper

Daily Mirror:

Kings Keeper

The Sun:

Blue Stello

Daily Record:

Blue Stello