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Soft

Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £52030
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 20 runners
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Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 12-2 D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced mare who has form figures of 122 under rules; finished second in last season's Challow then ran creditably behind a race-fit rival in Sandown handicap (2m4f, soft) six weeks ago when back from a layoff; still open to further improvement; appealing type.

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3rd

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

West Balboa

11st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had a bleak midwinter but showed clear signs of a revival when a close sixth of 11 at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) four weeks ago; that should have put her spot-on for a repeat bid for this race, which she won in convincing fashion off 6lb lower 12 months ago; handles soft ground, unraced on heavy; commands major respect attempting to make it 3-3 at Aintree.

3/1

6th

1

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

West Balboa

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Tailed off when favourite for Grade 1 Long Walk at Ascot in December (failed to settle) and no return to form in Sandown handicap last month; however, this mare was highly progressive previously, including a C&D win last January in the ultra-competitive Lanzarote, and she's not written off.

14/1

8th

1

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

West Balboa

12st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Flopped badly as favourite for the Group 1 Long Walk at Ascot six weeks ago when returned to 3m, having raced freely; however, very progressive otherwise (form figures of 2122111 previously), does stay 3m and may well bounce back provided she settles better.

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 618-01 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Has proved inconsistent for current yard; stayed on well to beat Petit Tonnerre at Newbury (2m4f, good) seven weeks ago but isn't certain to back up that form, for all that Freddie Gingell's claim offsets a 6lb rise.

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1

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Red Risk

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Returned from a break with good second in Grade 2 at Wetherby (3m, soft) in November but down the field three times since, including in handicap at Aintree two weeks ago when fitted with cheekpieces; others appeal more.

33/1

13th

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Red Risk

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Returned from a break with good second in Grade 2 at Wetherby (3m, soft) in November but down the field twice since; runs in a handicap for first time since well held in the 2023 Pertemps; first headgear needs to make a difference.

25/1

25/1

  • Place: £6.20

Form: 163P7-

Last run: 276 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Seemed unsuited by good ground in C&D event when last seen nine months ago and this return to forecast softer going is a plus; however, faces a harder task in this warmer contest on reappearance.

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3rd

1

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

Up For Parol

12st 1lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

His last win was in December 2021 but he's well treated on old form and was a close second at Fakenham (2m4f, good) 25 days ago; untested beyond 2m5f under rules but he rallied well last time and has claims if his stamina holds out.

11/2

2nd

1

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

15:07 Fakenham

Up For Parol

12st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Smart form as recently as last February (2m5f, soft) and his close second in a match at Fontwell (2m1f, heavy) in November wasn't too bad; not seen to good effect in two starts since but this is a drop in class and the competition isn't strong.

2/1

3rd

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Up For Parol

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

led

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 144561

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Unexposed contender who represents a very shrewd Irish trainer; justified favouritism with 1l success under Philip Byrnes at Leopardstown (2m4f, soft) last month when making handicap debut; should be capable of further progress; has to be feared.

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16th

21

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Green Glory

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

Justified favouritism in a Leopardstown handicap in December; last of four finishers in the 20-runner Lanzarote on very testing ground when last seen 105 days ago; effectively 5lb lower here (1lb wrong at weights) and there's potential for more to come on just his third handicap start.

10/1

4th

16

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Green Glory

10st 8lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Unexposed contender who represents a very shrewd Irish trainer; justified favouritism with 1l success under Philip Byrnes at Leopardstown (2m4f, soft) last month when making handicap debut; should be capable of further progress; has to be feared.

4/1

1st

10

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Green Glory

10st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, bit short of room soon after start

3/1

Form: 44-1U4

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Switch to chasing has not gone well the last twice; largely progressive over hurdles and won a competitive handicap at Punchestown (2m3f, yielding) on last attempt in this sphere; 10lb higher mark demands more.

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0

1

4th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

15:15 Ascot

Camprond

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

in touch with leaders, eased and pulled up after 3rd

20/1

15th

3

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Camprond

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Returned to form with close third of 26 in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham (2m5f, soft) last month, where he was 3l ahead when not fluent at the final flight; close second of 22 at this meeting in 2021 (2m, good to soft) and he's a strong contender despite a 5lb rise since last time.

11/2

3rd

18

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Camprond

11st 1lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Fourth in two major handicaps here last term, including this race when soft ground might not have been ideal; won well in a good handicap at Punchestown (2m3f, yielding) next time; failed to shine this winter, chasing initially, but he is 2lb lower than this time last year; headed the recent betting.

9/1

Form: 29/14F

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Reverts to hurdles having hit the deck on latest chase start (2m5f); smart on his day (won the 2019 Triumph) but not seen in this sphere since 2020 and still has something to prove beyond 2m1f.

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15th

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Pentland Hills

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

in rear throughout, outpaced 7th

12/1

2

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Pentland Hills

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced, with mixed fortunes, since winning the Triumph Hurdle in March 2019; however, he returned from latest layoff with good second to Serious Operator at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in December and may be able to build on that; one to consider.

6/1

Form: 11P-32

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Couple of sound efforts upped to 2m4f in the autumn, latest at Newbury (good) behind Red Risk; 3-3 on soft or worse; has low mileage and may do better still for his major connections; one to consider.

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7th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Petit Tonnerre

10st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Wasn't beaten far in last year's County but things haven't gone to plan this season; chasing was shelved after four defeats and he then finished last of all when sent back hurdling at Cheltenham five weeks ago; visored on that occasion and now fitted with cheekpieces; plenty to prove.

25/1

16th

13

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Petit Tonnerre

10st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Has gone chasing this season, posting some fair efforts without winning (four attempts); beaten about 6l by Faivoir when seventh in this last year (soft) and an each-way case can be made now 4lb lower; visor goes on.

20/1

Form: 120-22 CD BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Well-held second in two chase runs this term; mostly progressive as a novice hurdler last season, including a comfortable win (off 10lb lower) in this race on soft; removal of usual hood is the question mark.

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0

5

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

Cobblers Dream

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

prominent

12/1

3rd

3

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Kempton

Cobblers Dream

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ben Case

Won Lanzarote over C&D (soft) in good style in January 2022 and began last season with two very respectable chase runs, but absent since pulled up in gruelling Lanzarote this year; hard to tell where we are with him at the moment.

7/1

Form: F00-51

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

All out to win at Fontwell (2m1f, good) two months ago; performing respectably (disputing third) when a final-flight faller in this contest last year; holds frame possibilities off same mark, barring a mishap.

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2

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Quinta Do Mar

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Ben Pauling

Has run here just the once and it was a win, over hurdles in 2021; 1-4 over fences last term and ran well (after wind surgery) back over hurdles on reappearance this season, before a heavy defeat in hot race last month; back chasing today, probably in need of a career best.

7/1

16th

6

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Quinta Do Mar

11st 6lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Ran respectably at Exeter on seasonal debut; disputing third place when final-flight faller in this race in 2022 but folded tamely in it last year; more exposed than many of these rivals.

16/1

3rd

1

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 3

14:25 Exeter

Quinta Do Mar

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Mixed hurdling with chasing last season, winning in both disciplines; had wind operation during his break but he's on a tough mark and would prefer good ground.

10/1

Form: 11P8- D

Last run: 281 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won the Leamington at Warwick on this day 12 months ago, taking hurdles record to 2-2; exposed in a couple of 3m Grade 1 races subsequently; drops in class but lacks recent match practice (absent for nine months).

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4th

2

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Stag Horn

11st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

disputed lead, led before 3 out, ridden and joined 2 out, headed and weakened approaching last

9/1

2nd

3

28th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:15 Catterick

Stag Horn

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Won a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Warwick last season and predictably struggled in Grade 1 company afterwards; didn't run much of a race on his reappearance in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f handicap) but he's clearly a strong contender at this level if taking to fences; has won on fast ground.

2/1

7

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Stag Horn

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Won the Leamington at Warwick on this day 12 months ago, taking hurdles record to 2-2; exposed in a couple of 3m Grade 1 races subsequently; drops in class but lacks recent match practice (absent for nine months).

16/1

Form: B1-134 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Solid record in handicaps this term, winning at Market Rasen (2m4f) then making the frame twice, including in the Greatwood despite 2m looking too sharp; acts on soft; not fully exposed; remains of interest.

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3rd

11

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Harbour Lake

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Solid efforts the last twice, most recently runner-up to Zain Nights at Cheltenham (3m, good) when upped in trip; remains well treated on form from 2022-23 season and he could be thereabouts once more.

13/2

2nd

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Harbour Lake

10st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

midfield, steady headway on inner after 2 out, kept on run-in, went second towards finish, not pace to challenge

6/1

5th

5

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Harbour Lake

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Hasn't taken to fences on his two starts this season; there's a question mark regarding current form but he's 4lb lower than when a solid fifth of 20 at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) last April and could be involved.

8/1

Form: 123F35 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Ran well for a long way at Cheltenham (3m) last month when returned to hurdles following a brief spell back over fences; however, appears to have a tough task off current mark in this major prize.

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5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Shantou Express

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Disappointing that he didn't run better when dropped in grade at Ludlow (3m, good) as he's got a good record in Class 4s; that casts some doubts about him at the minute.

7/1

6th

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Shantou Express

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Similar type to Hurricane Harvey, having been campaigned mostly at a higher level; has lost his form since winning at Stratford last June but may revive back down in grade; 3-5 in Class 4.

12/1

7th

8

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Shantou Express

10st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Heavy ground would not have been ideal at Cheltenham 20 days ago but that was his third modest run on the bounce; won off this mark at Stratford last summer but reservations at the minute.

33/1

Form: 45021- D

Last run: 293 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Ran well in major 2m handicap at Newbury two years ago but was progressive at that point; more exposed now and has been absent since winning a much weaker race at Ascot (2m5f, good) last March.

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4th

3

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

12:45 Ascot

Fifty Ball

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

2-5 at Ascot; mostly disappointing in his nine runs this year, including twice at this track, and his best run in that period came when runner-up over 3m2f in May; wore cheekpieces on last four starts; 12lb higher this time last year but a revival is needed.

8/1

Form: 34-121 CD

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Second in heavy-ground bumper in Ireland, raced on good/good to soft for current stable; had wind surgery prior to showing progressive form this season, with second in the Persian War flanked by easy wins over 2m5f at this course and Exeter; respected on handicap debut.

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2nd

2

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Outlaw Peter

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 6th

7/2

1st

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Outlaw Peter

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Novice who was placed twice in a row this winter (2m4f, good/soft) before winning at Kempton (2m4f, good to soft) last month; came clear with a course specialist last time and could continue to progress for top yard.

9/2

1st

6

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:45 Kempton

Outlaw Peter

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Useful novice chaser who posted solid placed efforts the last twice (good/soft), including over C&D, and the form has received strong boosts since; attractively weighted off an unaltered mark and he was successful over hurdles on this card 12 months ago; commands major respect.

3/1

Form: 15-171

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Greatwood defeat is flanked by wins over 2m at Plumpton and 2m3f at Lingfield, both on good to soft; now 5-10 over hurdles but has something to prove back in a major handicap and upped further in distance.

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2

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Mark Of Gold

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Has won the same 2m5f race at Kempton in February for the last two seasons, latterly in good style on soft ground (also handles good); however, he was tailed off in the Coral Cup next time off his revised mark and will need another career best to resume winning ways.

22/1

19th

9

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Mark Of Gold

11st 8lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Creditable seventh in 2023 Martin Pipe here; won the same 2m5f race at Kempton in February for the last two seasons and in good style, on soft ground latest; revised mark is a career high, though, and he needs to find extra.

33/1

1st

5

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Fell four out in the Lanzarote over C&D six weeks ago; comfortably held in his completed starts this term; won this race in emphatic style last year (off 7lb lower) and has a good chance if back in similar form.

9/2

Form: 3123-3 BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite over fences on sole run this term, having made errors; promising novice hurdler last season, notably winning easily at Exeter (heavy) and solid third in the EBF Final at Sandown (2m4f, soft); may have more to offer back in this sphere; interesting.

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3rd

12

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Dubrovnik Harry

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Third off 1lb higher in the 2m4f EBF Final here in March 2022; staying-on fourth of 20 at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft) in October this season prompted renewed hope but he was soundly beaten in a Grade 3 handicap at Haydock (15-2) four weeks later; others look more solid.

12/1

10th

12

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:20 Haydock

Dubrovnik Harry

10st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

Third off this mark in the 2m4f EBF Final at Sandown in March 2022; has not lived up to that promise in his only four races since but his staying-on fourth of 20 at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft) on last month's reappearance gave cause for renewed encouragement.

11/1

4th

16

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Dubrovnik Harry

10st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Never really got going during three-race campaign last season (included an underwhelming chase debut) but looked very promising when placed in a hot 2m4f race on handicap hurdle debut in March 2022 and will be dangerous off current mark if back on song.

10/1

Form: 32-101 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Record of 2-3 since having wind surgery, the wins in small fields on good ground at Fakenham (2m4f maiden) and Doncaster (2m3f handicap); still fairly unexposed but has something to prove back on softer going.

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5th

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Southwell

Rathmacknee

11st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Danni O’Neill

Ex-Nicky Henderson 8yo who didn't run badly on last September's stable debut but he's been well beaten on both starts since and a return to form is needed on this return from a break.

40/1

8th

4

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

12:45 Ascot

Rathmacknee

11st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Danni O’Neill

Won twice (2m4f/2m3f on good, latest last December) but ended his time at Nicky Henderson's mostly out of form; back up from 2m/1m7f today but has not accomplished enough in his two runs for new yard to be persuasive.

50/1

Form: 227-11 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Has recorded odds-on wins in novice hurdles at Plumpton (2m4f) and Ascot (2m5f) this term, both on good ground; not fully exposed but goes into much deeper waters and returns to softer going on handicap debut.

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3rd

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Scarface

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Improving chaser who has won three of his last four and again impressed with his jumping en route to a clearcut success at Plumpton two weeks ago (2m3f, good); could be progressive enough to deal with the 6lb rise but now tackles some tried-and-trusted handicappers at this loftier level; unquestionably needs his best form yet.

8/1

1st

5

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

14:25 Plumpton

Scarface

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Progressive chaser with a course win on the board and produced his best form yet with a workmanlike display at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft); no reason why he shouldn't have a major say off 3lb higher.

7/2

1st

3

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Scarface

10st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Has improved with each of his five runs over fences and won in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) two outings ago; another good run when second to Kotmask there (2m3f, soft) last time; every chance he'll continue to progress and he could be in the mix once more.

5/1

Form: 47-236

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Colt

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

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Form: 23-542

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Record is only 1-10; however, has performed well in two races since wearing cheekpieces, finishing fourth at Sandown (2m, soft) then second at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy); frame possibilities in the retained headgear.

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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

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Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Outlaw Peter

SPOTLIGHT:

West Balboa

RP Ratings:

Dubrovnik Harry

The Times:

Harbour Lake

D Express:

Green Glory

The Guardian:

Scarface

LAMBOURN:

Rathmacknee

TOPSPEED:

Shantou Express

Telegraph:

Camprond

Daily Mail:

Outlaw Peter

Daily Mirror:

Outlaw Peter

The Star:

Outlaw Peter

Daily Record:

Outlaw Peter

POSTDATA:

West Balboa

The Sun:

West Balboa