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  • 2m 0f 190y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0-152 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner (2m, good) who was well beaten on hurdle debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) in October but bounced back in the reapplied tongue-tie (retained) when clear second at Doncaster (2m5f, good); the drop back in trip should be fine and he's a strong contender if handling the slow ground.

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19

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Densworth

10st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Reappeared after long absence (wind surgery) to record career-best when running away with 2m Doncaster handicap last month but reportedly unsuited by tacky ground at Aintree and pulled up; cheekpieces now fitted.

12/1

7

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Densworth

11st 9lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Early reminder and soon pulled up in this race last year but wide-margin winner of both starts at about 2m either side of that, the latest at Doncaster (heavy) after wind surgery; up 10lb in a better race but has to be respected with conditions no issue.

10/1

1st

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Densworth

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Dual novice winner last season (2m1f/2m); absent since running as though something was amiss on handicap debut at last season's Aintree festival but still has potential; had wind op last August; contender if fully tuned up.

5/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 554

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

3m point winner who took a step forward when fourth of 17 at Wetherby (2m, soft) 11 days ago on his third rules start; open to further improvement for in-form stable and he might not be far away.

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1st

9

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:10 Chepstow

Sageburg County

10st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Warren Greatrex

Overall record is very mixed but it was a good run last time at Ascot in a competitive 2m5f handicap (good; second run in a tongue-tie); hasn't always followed one respectable effort with another but he's seriously considered.

11/2

3rd

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Sageburg County

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

2-5 over fences, the latter win gained in four-runner race on heavy ground in November, but his record is very mixed; no match for easy winner when second of four last month and may find today's conditions too lively; others preferred.

11/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 043

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Left his bumper form behind when third of 24 on last month's hurdle debut at Naas (2m3f, soft); that performance makes him a key player.

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3rd

1

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

Artiste DAinay

11st 4lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: T Ellis

chased clear leader

7/2

2nd

1

27th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

13:40 Cartmel

Artiste DAinay

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

chased clear leader, hit 7th, pressed leader going best after 2 out, not fluent last, soon ridden, no extra final 110yds

9/4

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner (1m2f/1m4f; RPR 78), the latest last September, and he's effective on soft ground; has the credentials to be effective over hurdles and he's an each-way possible on his jumping debut.

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3rd

2

(4)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 27y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Carrigillihy

10st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Comes alive at Pontefract and was gaining his fifth course win from seven goes when gamely scoring over 1m4f in June; not disgraced at Haydock last time; stays 2m and will probably see out this slightly longer distance; seems equally effective on good to firm and good to soft; solid contender.

100/30

5th

6

(7)

21st Jul 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Carrigillihy

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

Took Pontefract record to 5-7 (4-6 over 1m4f) ten days ago, as with the other wins gained on quicker ground than awaits here; penalty which obliges him to race off his highest ever mark is more of a concern.

6/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 273 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

In good hands but he was always towards the rear on his debut in a bumper at Bangor (2m, good; 12-1) last April; considerable improvement needed on hurdle debut and Brian Hughes rides stablemate Guillaume.

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7th

8

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Lovin Jukebox

10st 11lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Signs of promise over hurdles, notably when runner-up in a novice handicap at Sedgefield in March (2m1f, soft); could go well back from a break.

10/1

4

12th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Lovin Jukebox

11st 5lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

No match for comfortable winner when second on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in March but that still goes down as a decent effort, and he may not have been suited by the heavy ground when below that form over same C&D last month; could have a say here.

6/1

Form: 8/3-6

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed-off last of six at 66-1 on hurdle debut at Carlisle (2m3f, soft) in November but ran better than the bare result suggests in that warm novice, fading quickly before two out having failed to settle; third in one of his bumpers and no surprise to see a good run now back down in trip.

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5

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Road To Rosley

11st 6lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

Unexposed 7yo making his handicap debut; bit to prove having run moderately on both starts in 2024.

20/1

3

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:10 Hexham

Road To Rosley

11st 6lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

held up in rear, struggling when slow jump 5th, soon tailed off

33/1

5th

5

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Carlisle

Road To Rosley

11st 7lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer, headway and prominent after 3rd, briefly led 5th

9/1

Form: 236-18 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won on hurdle debut at Perth (2m, good) in September but he was well beaten under a penalty at Aintree (2m1f, good to soft) last month; this race isn't as hot as last time and he might not be far away, but there's a suspicion he'll be vulnerable giving weight all round; unraced on soft ground.

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0

13

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:14 Kelso

Our Marty

10st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

His profile has been patchy since he won a novice hurdle at Perth (2m, good) in September 2022 and he doesn't look straightforward, dropping away tamely with blinkers added (retained) over 2m5f here three weeks ago; the return to 2m will probably help but he's still hard to be confident about.

20/1

0

4

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:30 Kelso

Our Marty

11st 5lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

led

10/1

6th

3

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

15:30 Kelso

Our Marty

11st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, slightly hampered 3rd

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Non-runner on last year's two intended Flat starts having had issues at the start; showed promise over 7f/1m on the Flat in September 2021 (wind op since) and there's stamina in his Flat pedigree; could have a future over jumps and makes stable/hurdle debut with new yard among the winners.

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10th

6

(4)

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:35 Beverley

Olivers Army

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Rebecca Menzies

Following a long absence he was well beaten on two hurdle starts this January; however, he didn't run badly when midfield back on the Flat at Pontefract (1m, soft) a fortnight ago and could build on that now up in trip and back on better ground, having shown promise when staying on nicely over 7f/1m on good/good to firm in 2021; interesting for last year's winning yard.

16/1

8th

3

(14)

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Olivers Army

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Rebecca Menzies

towards rear

33/1

8th

6

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Olivers Army

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

33/1

Form:

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third in Irish maiden point in September 2020 but failed to complete in his three other points and, after a long absence, he was tailed off at 33-1 on his rules debut at Perth last August; others preferred.

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2nd

7

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Chumlee

10st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

Won by 10l on handicap debut at Newcastle a year ago and built upon encouraging seasonal reappearance when making all there (again 2m1f, heavy) last month; probably needs to take another step forward here but that's possible.

5/1

1st

6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Chumlee

10st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Sandy Forster

took keen hold, made all, set steady pace, increased tempo 3 out, nudged along 2 out, shaken up when left clear last, idled run-in, ridden final 110yds, kept on

7/2

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Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Fair second of four on the Flat in Catterick maiden (1m4f, soft) in July 2021 on her second start; absent since but her dam was a useful dual-purpose performer and she's no forlorn hope on hurdle debut.

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9th

2

(8)

3rd Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Neverwrongforlong

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, held up in rear, detached over 5f out, ridden and no impression from over 2f out

10/1

7th

6

(6)

8th Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Neverwrongforlong

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, always towards rear

50/1

10th

12

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:33 Newcastle

Neverwrongforlong

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Michael & David Easterby

Fair second of four on the Flat in Catterick maiden (1m4f, soft) in July 2021 on her second start; absent since but her dam was a useful dual-purpose performer and she's no forlorn hope on hurdle debut.

33/1

Form: 05444-

Last run: 293 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Showed ability in two of her bumpers but she was tailed off on her first two hurdle starts last season and is hard to fancy.

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5th

10

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Melvich Bay

10st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Reasonably consistent, but remains a maiden (0-15); spent force in first-time cheekpieces (retained) when badly hampered and unseating her rider at the final flight at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) last time; has work to do with This Is Bob and Raffles Wonder.

6/1

9

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Melvich Bay

10st 7lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Danny Brooke

Remains a maiden after 14 starts but she's posted fair performances when third over hurdles/fences the last twice (2m1f/1m7f, soft) and might not be far away in first-time cheekpieces.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Had a patchy record in Irish points and he was pulled up in November last time, but he won one in October and has joined a top northern yard for his rules career; no surprise if he's in the mix on hurdle debut.

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4th

5

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

16:07 Wincanton

Guillaume

11st 5lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Was entitled to run better at Ludlow (2m, soft) last time but this lightly raced 7yo looked progressive previously; won a point on good ground and could have a say.

5/2

Form: 098-P

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Triple-digit odds on all four starts; down the field in her three bumpers and pulled up on recent hurdle debut at Kelso; a tongue-tie goes on.

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14th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Izzy Bell

10st 5lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Maurice Barnes

Placed at 250-1 at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) 13 months ago but has not shown a great deal since and is now 0-8 over hurdles; makes handicap debut after 134-day break.

50/1

0

3

28th Dec 2023

Good

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Izzy Bell

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Placed at 250-1 at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) in April but hasn't repeated the form and was beaten a long way out at Newcastle five weeks ago.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£3,000 3yo; third foal; dam achieved little, half-sister to useful 7f-1m Flat winner; makes debut in tongue-tie; probably best watched.

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2nd

12

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Halfway House Lad

10st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Maurice Barnes

took keen hold

16/1

7

6th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Halfway House Lad

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Maiden who has shown positive signs the last twice, finishing fourth at this venue (1m7f) then third at Musselburgh (2m4f), both on soft ground; first win is not out of the question.

14/1

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Densworth

SPOTLIGHT:

Road To Rosley

Telegraph:

Carrigillihy

D Express:

Densworth

Daily Mirror:

Densworth

The Sun:

Densworth