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  • 2m 4f 19y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.10

Form: /2143- BF

Last run: 296 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Grade 1 bumper at Punchestown in April 2021; hasn't hit the same heights on his three hurdle starts but has shown some promise and connections are evidently keen to get his chasing career under way; could play a leading role in first-time tongue-tie for in-form yard.

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4

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 0y

16:55 Killarney

OToole

11st 1lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Progressive hurdler; lightly-raced chaser; won on debut in handicap chase at Newcastle before finishing runner-up to City Chief in Grade 2 at Wetherby in February; one of the least exposed candidates and will have no issues with the trip; mark doesn't look to burdensome; big shout although quick ground would be an unknown.

9/2

2nd

3

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 1

14:40 Wetherby

OToole

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

raced in last, disputing third 7th, mistake 13th, ridden and went second when not fluent 4 out, no impression when mistake last

4/1

1st

2

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

13:23 Newcastle

OToole

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

raced wide, led, headed but prominent after 2nd, pressed leader before 7th

4/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1232/U D

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Returned from a long absence at Wetherby last month and only got as far as the eighth fence on his chase debut; however, his trainer has high hopes for this bumper and two-time hurdle winner; could be a major factor.

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6th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Castle Rushen

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

towards rear on outer

20/1

5th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Castle Rushen

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Nicky Richards

Didn't really take to fences last winter but back on track when placed in handicap hurdles at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) and Perth (3m, good to soft; first-time visor) last spring; never involved on 3m Haydock reappearance last month but entitled to strip fitter.

9/1

7th

5

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:50 Haydock

Castle Rushen

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Didn't really take to fences last winter but back on track when placed in handicap hurdles at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) and Perth (3m, good to soft; first-time visor) last spring; absent since, though, and returns in a warm race.

12/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: U11-55 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Course hurdles winner who won three times in chases last season (2m-2m4f, soft/good to soft), including final two runs; a case can be made on that form but he has to perform better than when fifth on both starts this term.

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2nd

8

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Dubai Days

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Tends to come good in the spring, winning at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) last March and back on the scoresheet at Ayr (2m4f, good) three weeks ago; did it readily in a small field last time and remains feasibly treated back up 4lb; he's on the shortlist.

10/1

1st

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Dubai Days

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

held up in rear, not fluent 13th, pushed along and steady headway from 4 out, left in lead 3 out, pushed along 2 out, went clear approaching last, good jump last, comfortably

3/1

Form: 215-61 CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Has won on his last two visits to Newcastle, including over C&D (soft) in November last time out; he's gone up 5lb and this 11yo has never defied a mark this high, but there's every chance he'll make another bold bid.

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4

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

13:05 Doncaster

Slanelough

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Now 7lb lower than when winning at Newcastle last November but this 11yo has struggled to get competitive since; needs to raise his game.

16/1

8th

4

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Ayr

Slanelough

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Not an easy one to predict nowadays but returned from break with fairly encouraging run at Wetherby last month and is now 3lb lower than when making all at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) just under a year ago.

16/1

5th

5

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 36y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Slanelough

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

led

16/1

Form: 214-32 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D (good) in April and has run well in defeat on both starts this season, most recently finishing second at Doncaster (2m3f, good); also effective on soft ground and could again be thereabouts.

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9th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:30 Sedgefield

The King Of May

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Very well handicapped on form as recent as last autumn but has looked out of sorts on all four appearances this year and it takes a leap of faith to support him here.

12/1

9th

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

The King Of May

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Four-time chase winner and also won two hurdles; confined to hurdling for this year's three runs (2m1f-3m1f) and hasn't been getting competitive; something to prove right now.

25/1

6th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

The King Of May

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

held up in last, slow jump 4th, outpaced and lost touch 3 out

12/1

Form: 041-27

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Down the field at Wetherby on Boxing Day but this ex-French 7yo was progressive previously, with a win at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) last March and a good second at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in November; not ruled out.

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1st

2

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Carlisle

Dalyotin

11st 13lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Good second at Kelso in November (2m5f, good to soft) but rather disappointing since and was well behind a couple of these over C&D last time; visor replaces cheekpieces.

20/1

6th

6

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Carlisle

Dalyotin

11st 8lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Off the mark over fences at Sedgefield a year ago but his form has nosedived since a good start to this season; now on a recovery mission.

14/1

Form: 12111U D

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Beaten before stamina may have been an issue over 3m1f at Cheltenham in October last time out (unseated two out in 20-runner field); however, he won four times over fences last summer (2m3f-2m5f, good) and showed some promise on soft/good to soft earlier in career; not written off.

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9th

3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

On Springs

12st 1lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

0-7 over hurdles and yet he's a five-time chaser winner, including on his penultimate start in early 2023; his trainer can get them ready after an absence but a return to fences is presumably on the agenda in the not too distant future; at least rated lower in this discipline.

14/1

6th

2

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

On Springs

11st 13lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

jumped left on occasions, prominent, lost position 9th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off

5/1

1st

4

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

13:50 Doncaster

On Springs

11st 7lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Won four times over fences with headgear last summer, all on good ground; hasn't been at his best since and runs without headgear; others appeal more.

7/2

Form: P2-31P D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Pulled up early at Haydock last Friday (badly hampered at first fence); prior to that he returned from a break with a win at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft; Dalyotin second) and he could be in the mix off this 3lb higher mark, especially with his trainer in great form; has won on soft ground.

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8

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

13:23 Newcastle

Sirwilliamwallace

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

in touch with leaders on inner

8/1

9

30th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 3

14:00 Haydock

Sirwilliamwallace

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Picked up where he left off last spring when scoring on his return from absence at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in November; largely consistent; should remain competitive after a 3lb rise.

6/1

1st

3

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

13:43 Kelso

Sirwilliamwallace

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

in touch with leaders on inner, overjumped 4th

10/1

Form: 135131 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

There were a couple of blips last year but he made it five wins for 2022 when scoring at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) last month; has also won over C&D and this progressive 8yo could be a key player.

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7th

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Hidden Commander

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Good record over fences at this venue but well beaten on last two starts, including over hurdles last time; claims back over fences, although all rules wins have been within 32 days of a previous run.

7/1

0

3

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Hidden Commander

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

raced in second, prominent halfway, weakened before 2 out, lost touch and pulled up before last

7/2

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Castle Rushen

TOPSPEED:

Dubai Days

RP Ratings:

The King Of May

POSTDATA:

Hidden Commander

The Guardian:

On Springs

The Sun:

Slanelough

Telegraph:

Castle Rushen

D Express:

Castle Rushen

Daily Mail:

Dubai Days

Daily Mirror:

The King Of May