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13:35 Warwick

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Poundland Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers’ Hurdle Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £8169
  • 3m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Poundland Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers’ Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 374

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner who displayed clear promise in three 2m3f novice/maiden hurdles in the autumn, the last twice at Chepstow (good to soft); no surprise if this much stiffer stamina test unlocks significant improvement.

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8th

13

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Lord Snootie

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Runner-up over C&D (heavy) in February and bounced back from Uttoxeter flop when second of 21 at Aintree last month (3m, good to soft; albeit no match for fast-improving winner); every chance he'll be in the mix.

10/1

2nd

19

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Lord Snootie

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Stays very well and ran a cracker when a close second to Cuthbert Dibble at Haydock (3m, heavy) in February; favourite at Uttoxeter on Midlands National day but ran no sort of race, reluctant early on and never the slightest threat behind Gwennie May Boy; can't be trusted after that, but he'll be a threat under optimum conditions if he's on a going day.

16/1

9

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Lord Snootie

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Sole win was at 3m2f so he's an assured stayer who came right back to form when perhaps unfortunate not to win at Haydock (3m, heavy) four weeks ago, the form of which now looks strong with the winner finishing third at Cheltenham on Thursday; should have every chance.

4/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 161-62

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner last season and looked back in good form when second to Langley Hundred at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) last month; needs to find something extra but is unexposed over this sort of trip and should handle the slower ground.

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3

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Farmers Gamble

12st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Won in good style at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft) last February and in front when falling three out over fences at Uttoxeter (3m, heavy) in November with first-time cheekpieces; back over hurdles off what should be a competitive mark, but there's also a step back down in trip to weigh up.

11/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 21-122 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Made all on hurdle debut here (3m1f, good) in May and returned from break with two seconds in November, the latter on handicap debut at Southwell (3m, good); won his bumper on soft; could have a say.

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2nd

4

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Sporting Ace

10st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Won in good style at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December on second chase start and, after a blip at Plumpton, was an 11l second to an unexposed winner at Uttoxeter (3m2f, heavy) four weeks ago; might not be far away.

4/1

Form: PP5-7P D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won major handicap chase at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in autumn 2021 but has looked badly out of sorts since; given very good chance by the handicapper on this first hurdling start since 2020 but needs to turn a corner.

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2

12th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, lost ground after 8th, pushed along when towards rear after 10th, got behind after 3 out

20/1

4th

4

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:17 Exeter

Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, lost position after 2nd, towards rear after 5th, pushed along before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, soon no impression and beaten

10/1

4th

1

27th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:45 Doncaster

Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won a high-profile staying chase at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in autumn 2021 but has lost his way and was beaten 28l on his return to hurdles at Warwick (3m2f); dropped further in class here but with questions to answer right now.

20/1

Form: 3121-3 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won a heavy-ground chase in first-time cheekpieces a year ago and scored in good style over C&D (heavy) when back over hurdles in February; made a very encouraging reappearance in November and is not yet fully exposed; must be considered.

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3rd

5

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

One Fer Mamma

10st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Paula Smith

Not beaten far when last of five here (4m, heavy; Don Brocco second) eight days ago but has generally been very disappointing since switching to current stable last winter; others are much more appealing.

20/1

5th

5

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

One Fer Mamma

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Paula Smith

Heavy-ground 3m chase and 3m2f hurdles winner in 2021-22 when cheekpieces first went on; mostly struggling since, and although a bit perkier in debuted blinkers latest (retained) continues below a winning level.

12/1

Form: -32443

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Fairly consistent 6yo; posted sound effort when third at Leicester (2m4f, soft) this month but has 1-16 strike-rate over hurdles and today's thorough stamina test may not play to his strengths.

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7th

2

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Cawthorne Lad

11st 12lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: D J Jeffreys

Two fairly good runs for new stable this season, more recently when staying-on third at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) six weeks ago; competes off same mark here and the longer trip will suit; shortlisted.

9/2

3rd

2

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Worcester

Cawthorne Lad

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Infrequent winner (3-31) formerly trained by Jonjo O'Neill; only 3-1 for stable debut in a 3m2f handicap hurdle at Stratford three months ago (after 154 days away) but ran a laboured race in finishing third of the four runners; reservations despite this trip being a better fit.

9/2

3rd

4

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

18:50 Stratford

Cawthorne Lad

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Infrequent winner (3-30); bang there at Leicester (2m4f, soft) and perhaps failed to stay 3m2f on his final run for Jonjo O'Neill; on a decent mark if his new trainer can get him going again.

3/1

Form: 4383-P CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler in his prime for Lucy Wadham and has a slow-ground C&D win on his CV; lost his way last season and was pulled up after jumping poorly on this month's stable/chase debut but has slipped to a very tempting mark over hurdles and Charlie Longsdon may yet be able to coax him back to form; blinkers are the headgear of choice today.

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7th

9

31st Dec 2022

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:35 Warwick

Potters Hedger

11st 4lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

led, headed 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 2 out

20/1

1

4th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:45 Huntingdon

Potters Hedger

12st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Charlie Longsdon

raced wide, slowly into stride, in touch with leaders 1st, slow jump 4th, not fluent 8th, slow jump 10th, pushed along 11th, mistake and ridden 12th, struggling 5 out

8/1

8th

10

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Potters Hedger

10st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Lucy Wadham

One win in each of the last four years; had a third breathing operation after reappearance this term and has not found his form yet but he's now 7lb below the mark he won off last January; also put up a pretty bold show at last year's Cheltenham Festival; not dismissed.

11/1

Form: P12-UR

Last run: 47 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Promising novice hurdler last season (two wins) but looked very unenthusiastic when falling to complete two chases in the autumn (wore cheekpieces last time); might be happier back over hurdles and still has potential, but comes with risk attached; blinkers tried today.

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2

1st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:45 Newbury

Young Butler

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

chased clear leader, lost ground before 6th

4/1

1st

10

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Young Butler

10st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Record of 3-9 over hurdles for Emma Lavelle and was nicely on top in the finish over 3m at Kempton the final time (May; ground was good but he's effective on soft); since changed hands for £21,000; has his quirks but likely to win more races for his respected new yard.

10/1

Form: 57-518 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Put some disappointing Flat form behind him when winning four-runner hurdle at Hereford (3m1f, good to firm) in October but struggled at Cheltenham in November (bled from the nose) and today's slow ground is not ideal.

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10th

5

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Ernesto

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

midfield

16/1

7th

5

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Ernesto

11st 5lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Ian Williams

Lurks on a very dangerous mark even before Daire McConville's useful 8lb claim is considered but has been out of form this year and needs to turn a corner; visor replaced by cheekpieces; tongue-tie removed.

8/1

Form: 8334-

Last run: 284 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 5yo who shaped with significant promise in three maiden/novice hurdles last season (2m5f-3m1f, good to soft); makes handicap debut after 284-day absence but market support will bring him into the equation.

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1

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Lucky So And So

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

Dual point winner; returned to racing under rules with three non-completions this season but got back in the groove and ran game race when clear second to very progressive rival at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) this month; only 2lb higher here; must be considered.

3/1

2nd

7

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

Lucky So And So

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

Following a layoff he was pulled up in two handicap hurdles in the autumn and unseated rider at second flight on latest outing; hardly the percentage call at present.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 245P-1

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on handicap debut last February but had wind surgery during subsequent 263-day break and stayed on well to make winning reappearance at Lingfield (2m7f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) in November; only 3lb higher here and open to further progress; respected.

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4

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Last Quarter

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Got off the mark for his current yard over hurdles at Lingfield in November and he's largely run well over fences since, fourth of nine in C&D handicap 29 days ago; he can go well again in a refitted tongue tie.

11/2

4th

4

17th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Worcester

Last Quarter

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

midfield

9/2

4th

3

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Last Quarter

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Began this season with a soft-ground hurdle win and lost out only by a short head over fences here (3m, heavy) last month but ran poorly on his latest outing and is not one to rely upon heavily.

9/1

Form: 4-1353 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Only 3lb higher than when keeping on strongly for clearcut win here (3m1f, good) in May and ought to cope pretty well with today's slower ground but he didn't really fire on his two appearances in the autumn.

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1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Very well suited by this C&D and good ground but returned from break with a disappointing effort (albeit without usual cheekpieces) three weeks ago and, even if back on song, probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

14/1

6

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Nickelsonthedime

11st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Not at his best last time at Warwick (3m1f) but was having a very solid season up until then, albeit at about 3m+; this drop in distance is a big enough concern to look elsewhere.

20/1

5th

1

25th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

disputed lead, outpaced 3 out, weakened before 2 out

11/2

Form: 43-211

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Progressive 5yo who won at Exeter (2m7f, good) and Ludlow (3m, good to soft) under Elizabeth Gale in November; up in grade and not certain to be suited by the slower ground but still enters calculations.

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5th

8

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Langley Hundred

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Won 2m7f/3m handicap hurdles on goodish ground in late 2022; made pleasing start to chasing career when second at Ludlow (3m1f, good to soft) last November but well held since, latterly behind Shot Boii at Hereford; cheekpieces added and they may help.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £827.00
Straight Forecast £773.10
Tricast £3200.00
Trifecta £4374.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Langley Hundred

SPOTLIGHT:

One Fer Mamma

Daily Mail:

Lord Snootie

The Times:

Sporting Ace

The Sun:

Young Butler

POSTDATA:

Cawthorne Lad

D Express:

Lord Snootie

RP Ratings:

One Fer Mamma

TOPSPEED:

One Fer Mamma

Telegraph:

Langley Hundred

The Guardian:

Langley Hundred

Daily Mirror:

Langley Hundred

The Star:

Langley Hundred

Daily Record:

Sporting Ace