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Poundland Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3267.6
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Poundland Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 44-F46

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Consistent level of form in all five runs and, given the RPRs that he's been posting, this mark looks okay; shortlisted.

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9th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Bashers Reflection

10st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

held up in rear

20/1

8th

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Bashers Reflection

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Has appeared to idle when in front this season, which didn't stop him winning comfortably at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in November but was costly there (2m3f, soft) last month; also effective elsewhere; up 6lb for last time but this progressive 7yo could have lots more left in the tank, and he's a smooth-travelling sort who may be suited by the drop back in trip.

20/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

Bashers Reflection

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Disappointing at Aintree (2m4f, heavy) in December last time out but prior to that he impressed when winning over this C&D (heavy), and if rediscovering that form today's 6lb higher mark may not stop him.

13/2

3/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 3-1322 D BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Only 3lb higher than for his Stratford win in October (2m2f, good) and has continued to run well; withdrawn at Taunton last week after getting unruly and falling when heading to the start; he won't be far away if on better terms with himself here.

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7th

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Samatian

10st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Not badly treated on his best hurdle form at about 2m4f, including on this course, but he didn't do enough on his recent chase debut at Hereford to put him in this picture.

10/1

7th

9

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:58 Hereford

Samatian

10st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Third over hurdles at Ludlow in November but fared less well at Taunton (again 3m) and now has a strike-rate under rules of 1-17; on a competitive mark should he take a fancy to fences.

8/1

6th

11

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Samatian

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Just 1-15 over hurdles but bounced back from a disappointing seasonal debut when keeping-on third at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) last month and remains unexposed over this trip; probably won't be far away.

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 34

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Flat bred and the ground was fast when going close in a point; didn't look entirely at home on the soft ground at Bangor last time and he's got a lot of weight on his handicap debut.

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1st

4

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Duke Of Moravia

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Beaten favourite in his first four handicaps but close to his best form when third over 3m at Southwell (good to soft) when last seen in January; returns from a break with cheekpieces added and today's shorter trip could be favourable.

6/1

3rd

1

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Duke Of Moravia

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

pressed leader

10/1

Form: 333-55

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Often placed for Lucy Wadham but he's 0-12 now and doesn't look at all progressive; beaten 38l and 13l in two handicaps for current yard, with his latest effort fairly respectable.

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4

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Tiny Tantrum

10st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Won a handicap hurdle on this mark at Stratford last April (2m6f, heavy); creditable effort when fifth in a C&D handicap hurdle last time; chase debut.

12/1

5th

11

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Tiny Tantrum

10st 13lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

raced wide

10/1

4th

7

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Tiny Tantrum

10st 3lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Kept on well to open account at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) in April, his 13th start over hurdles; not seen since but a 3lb rise ought to manageable and he has made the frame on all four visits to Fakenham (twice over this trip).

11/2

Form: 6/633-

Last run: 522 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and she was a close third of four in 2m4f handicap at Uttoxeter (good to soft) before probably failing to see out 2m7f next time; off since the summer of 2021.

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7

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Sa Alors

10st 13lb

J: Mr James Turner

T: David Bridgwater

Lightly raced maiden; shaped okay at Warwick (2m3f, soft) last month on return from lengthy layoff, albeit without suggesting she's crying out for this drop back in trip; others are more appealing at 2m.

12/1

5th

12

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Sa Alors

11st 1lb

J: Mr James Turner

T: David Bridgwater

Lightly raced and she was a close third of four in 2m4f handicap at Uttoxeter (good to soft) before probably failing to see out 2m7f next time; off since the summer of 2021.

16/1

Form: 54-52P C

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Bumper form has not yet been repeated over hurdles and only four ran (and the winner scored easily) when she was runner-up at Bangor; something to prove now handicapping with cheekpieces enlisted.

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5th

6

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Bettys Belle

10st 12lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Tracey Leeson

reluctant to go to start, led at steady pace, not fluent 8th, increased tempo before 4 out, headed before 3 out

9/1

6th

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Bettys Belle

10st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Tracey Leeson

held up in rear, not fluent 9th, outpaced 4 out, detached before 3 out, tailed off

33/1

Form: 5P27/9

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

His second in a Newton Abbot maiden is miles clear of anything else he's achieved; absent for 594 days before finishing well beaten in a Taunton handicap when weak in the betting.

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10th

12

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:00 Exeter

Mr Sociable

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Chris Down

Has shown precious little since being third in a Newton Abbot maiden hurdle (2m2f, good) three years ago; pulled up on chase debut.

40/1

7

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:35 Wincanton

Mr Sociable

10st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Chris Down

125-1 runner-up in maiden hurdle at Newton Abbot in April 2021 but has shown little across his seven subsequent starts; transformation needed in first-time cheekpieces on today's chase debut.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 44

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Goes handicapping on just his third run and, while he's not thrown in on his achievements to date, there has been promise and he should progress; handled soft ground fine last time; Jamie Brace takes off 7lb.

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10th

10

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:21 Market Rasen

Highland Getaway

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Absent since finishing tailed off on handicap debut at Warwick (2m3f, soft) last December; however, he was sent off at just 4-1 and it will be interesting to see if this very lightly raced 5yo's supporters return.

10/1

8th

3

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Highland Getaway

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Goes handicapping on just his third run and, while he's not thrown in on his achievements to date, there has been promise and he should progress; handled soft ground fine last time; Jamie Brace takes off 7lb.

12/1

4th

4

25th Nov 2022

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

12:20 Ffos Las

Highland Getaway

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Half-brother to a bumper/hurdle winner but was never dangerous when a well-held fourth of ten in a Market Rasen maiden (2m, good to soft) on recent debut; ran green in that race but he needs to leave that form behind on his second start.

16/1

Form: 3U8

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Has not shown a lot in three non-handicaps from 2m to 2m4f and looked a tricky ride last time; entitled to improve as he gains experience and handicaps should now be a better fit.

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2

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Higher Ground

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has not shown a lot in three non-handicaps from 2m to 2m4f and looked a tricky ride last time; entitled to improve as he gains experience and handicaps should now be a better fit.

10/1

3

22nd Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:35 Southwell

Higher Ground

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Not shown a lot in three non-handicaps from 2m to 2m4f but he's in good hands and should do better at this level; the market may guide.

12/1

8th

2

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

15:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Higher Ground

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

17l third on debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) and looks to have ability, but did pull hard there and looked trickier still when wandering and unseating early last time; has to help himself more; hood retained.

14/1

Form: 05-P6P

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Best Irish form brings her into it but she has offered little since arriving in Britain, despite going off favourite the once.

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4

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Cool Rain

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Matt Sheppard

Best Irish form brings her into it but she has offered little since arriving in Britain, despite going off favourite the once.

25/1

4

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Cool Rain

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Matt Sheppard

Looks feasibly treated on her best form in Ireland but was pulled up when favourite on stable debut at Stratford (2m2f novice) in June before a well-held sixth of eight at Uttoxeter (2m4f handicap) the following month; overall record now stands at 0-16 and others are more convincing.

14/1

6th

7

5th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

20:00 Uttoxeter

Cool Rain

10st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

in touch with leaders, towards rear after 6th, pushed along and beaten from 2 out (usual 3 out)

16/1

Form: 20P4-P

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Tailed off or pulled up in his last three races over hurdles and again failed to complete on his switch to fences in June last time; plenty to prove.

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8

8th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Crawford

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Mark Bradstock

Second in Uttoxeter maiden (2m4f, good) in November 2021 but very disappointing since; pulled up in two handicaps this season (chase/hurdle); needs the first-time cheekpieces to make a big difference.

66/1

8

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Crawford

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Mark Bradstock

Tailed off or pulled up in his last three races over hurdles and again failed to complete on his switch to fences in June last time; plenty to prove.

40/1

Form: P75/0-

Last run: 579 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer; still early days over hurdles but he was well held on his handicap debut which was back in May 2021; absent since.

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9

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Second Chapter

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Winning pointer; still early days over hurdles but he was well held on his handicap debut which was back in May 2021; absent since.

25/1

Form: 744-

Last run: 283 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Qualifying runs were nothing to shout about but he's handicapped accordingly and now goes further; one to note in the betting.

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8th

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Yellow Jacket

10st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Placed in one of his two handicaps over hurdles but his improvement has come as a chaser, winning at Bangor (heavy) and second at Huntingdon (soft); off the same mark as last time and shouldn't be far away.

4/1

2nd

5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

13:32 Huntingdon

Yellow Jacket

10st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Off the mark over fences when beating a stable companion at Bangor last time (2m1f, heavy; tongue-tie first time); conditions suit; chance despite 4lb rise.

7/2

Form: 267366

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Standout piece of form remains his second in a Huntingdon bumper; otherwise uninspiring in that scene and he's finished tailed off in three novice hurdles.

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11th

13

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Solid Fuel

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

19-race maiden who is 11lb out of the handicap and hard to fancy.

100/1

0

8

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Solid Fuel

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

18-race maiden who was soundly beaten in both chases last month (2m3f/2m1f) and is again out of the weights here.

33/1

Form: 080-FP

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish mare who is 0-7; no worthwhile form in three handicaps since moving to Britain; tongue-tie added.

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16

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Little Brown Mouse

10st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Adrian Wintle

Ex-Irish mare who is 0-7; no worthwhile form in three handicaps since moving to Britain; tongue-tie added.

50/1

9

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:49 Stratford

Little Brown Mouse

10st 13lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Adrian Wintle

held up in rear, headway after 5th, ridden and weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up approaching last

66/1

7

26th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

16:03 Newton Abbot

Little Brown Mouse

10st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Adrian Wintle

held up in rear, fell 7th

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £354.00
Straight Forecast £270.60
Tricast £877.50
Trifecta £1394.00

Selections

The Times:

Lucky Bounce

SPOTLIGHT:

Highland Getaway

Daily Mail:

Duke Of Moravia

POSTDATA:

Samatian

RP Ratings:

Highland Getaway

Telegraph:

Highland Getaway

D Express:

Duke Of Moravia

Daily Mirror:

Duke Of Moravia

The Guardian:

Lucky Bounce

The Sun:

Lucky Bounce

The Star:

Lucky Bounce

WEST COUNTRY:

Samatian

Daily Record:

Samatian