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15:35 Warwick

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Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15609
  • 3m 1f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
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Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 7-3221 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Ridden by Bradley Roberts in five of her last six races; never better than in mares' handicaps at about 3m on last two outings, winning the latest at Kempton over Christmas; up 5lb today but did it in clearcut fashion last time, showing a strength of stamina on soft ground (unraced on heavy) and better could be forthcoming with even more of a slog today.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Warwick

Glimpse Of Gala

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent, pressed leader with one circuit to go, not fluent and lost ground 7th, hit 4 out, dropped to rear 3 out, weakened home turn

14/1

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Glimpse Of Gala

11st 6lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Often leads; last season was a good one in staying hurdles; reappeared over fences and then tailed off back hurdling at Kempton; however, getting back on slower ground was a positive when a 13l fifth to Classic Concorde at Chepstow and he was within 2l of Thursday's Cheltenham winner Monmiral; ran in snatches that day but unlikely to be far away.

40/1

5th

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Glimpse Of Gala

11st 8lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Often leads and often ridden by Bradley Roberts; had a fine season last term, including winning the Warwick qualifier (3m1f, heavy), except for her heavy defeat in the final at Cheltenham; chase/seasonal debut in October looked promising, which was followed by a flop over hurdles (good to soft) but today's more testing ground should help; needs peak form.

8/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 235-31 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Third at Aintree in November on reappearance was up with his best hurdles form; better as a novice chaser last term, including on heavy, and returned to his best when winning the 22-runner Becher over the big Aintree fences (3m2f) six weeks ago; chase mark is 9lb higher than today's; highly respected as an in-form candidate.

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7th

2

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Ashtown Lad

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Now 3lb lower than when winning the Becher Chase at Aintree in late 2022 but he's pulled up in his last four starts and the new cheekpieces had no real effect last time at Doncaster (travelled well but dropped out); stable form offers some hope for him turning things around but too risky.

11/2

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Ashtown Lad

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Beat 21 rivals to win off today's mark over the big Aintree fences (3m2f, good to soft) last season but has been pulled up on his last three appearances and needs the first-time cheekpieces to prompt a revival here.

12/1

9

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Ashtown Lad

11st 1lb

T: Dan Skelton

Form: 4-1342

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Not the most fluent jumper; has had his share of short-priced defeats over hurdles but won a maiden last May and his second of six in a novice at Thurles four weeks ago was creditable; stays 2m7f (tried 3m once) and ran well over shorter on sole start on heavy going; 2lb out of the handicap but relatively unexposed and respected from his top Irish stable.

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4

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:13 Kilbeggan

Level Neverending

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

hung left throughout

6/1

3rd

12

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Level Neverending

10st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole hurdle win came here; fairly consistent of late, including a 6l defeat in the Pertemps on his penultimate start and a 5l defeat at Punchestown last month; remains on a good mark and this looks a little easier.

6/1

26

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Level Neverending

10st 3lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: Gordon Elliott

First reserve; record of 1-9 over hurdles but has run respectably in big handicaps lately, including in first-time blinkers in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; due to run in the 3.40 here Wednesday.

Form: P8-P57 C

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Smart novice chaser two years ago but missed most of last season and has not accomplished much since; this season's three runs included two over hurdles and tongue tied the last twice, with a hood as well five days ago; back up in trip and one of his best efforts was over 3m on heavy but he's best watched at present.

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13

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Lieutenant Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Syd Hosie

Looked as though he might develop into a smart handicapper a few seasons back only for injury to intervene; won a Kempton handicap (2m4f, good; has won on heavy) 14 months ago but holding his form has been a challenge and he was well beaten by Espoir De Guye last time.

25/1

3rd

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

Lieutenant Rocco

12st 6lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Syd Hosie

Front-runner who has an in-and-out profile but he won a handicap chase at Kempton (2m4f, good) last February and ran well when runner-up in a hunter chase at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last Tuesday; can make another bold bid if this doesn't come too soon.

4/1

2nd

3

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Lieutenant Rocco

12st 6lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Syd Hosie

Had some problems since looking so promising earlier in career; won a 2m4f Kempton handicap last season before finishing a remote fourth in the cross-country race at the Cheltenham Festival; however, he ran a laboured race on hunter chase debut after 286 days away and that leaves him with questions to answer.

15/2

Form: 5-3P32

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Often makes the running; ran well in one (an easy selling-race win) of his four starts on heavy; otherwise pretty consistent in his extensive hurdling career and was runner-up at Chepstow on latest start; position 4lb out of the handicap seems to demand a career best.

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12

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Paricolor

10st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Claims on his placed efforts in late 2023 but his losing run is mounting up and he was pulled up at Exeter only 11 days ago; needs a change of headgear (first-time visor replaces regular blinkers) to make a difference.

16/1

5

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Paricolor

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Pipe

prominent

3/1

Form: -72393 BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Second in the 2020 Grade 1 Stayers' at Cheltenham and showed very smart form on occasions for Matthew Smith in each of the three seasons before this one; however, he underperformed in a summer campaign last year and did the same for new trainer with cheekpieces enlisted at Clonmel in December; ground fine and he's well handicapped if back on song.

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0

3

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Ronald Pump

11st 11lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

One-time smart sort over hurdles and fences, was 2nd in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle; however, is a long way from that level now and was beaten in two points' lately, so others preferred.

25/1

5th

5

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:55 Kilbeggan

Ronald Pump

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Runner-up in three Grade 1s over hurdles for his former yard; not at his best in four starts since joining this yard and was well beaten in a C&D handicap when last seen; visor replaces other headgear; best watched today.

50/1

9th

1

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Ronald Pump

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ciaran Murphy

Runner-up in three Grade 1s over hurdles including the Stayers' Hurdle in 2020; however, seems to have lost his way and hasn't shown enough in three runs for this yard; tailed off over fences latest.

33/1

Form: 26P4-P

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Ran well on reappearance last term but has gone the wrong way in his four starts since, the latest when back to a handicap for reappearance at Cheltenham in November; 10lb claimer is enlisted; well handicapped on old form, including on heavy ground.

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9th

1

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

On The Blind Side

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

12yo whose form is very patchy, and tailed off at Plumpton last month; however, prior to that he showed some spark on his reappearance at Sandown and his two hurdle runs here have yielded a Grade 2 second and a 50-1 win over C&D last March (soft; off today's mark); interesting now back here.

16/1

7th

4

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

On The Blind Side

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Formerly a smart staying hurdler and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when causing 50-1 surprise at Newbury (3m, soft) in March; also ran well when third (behind Hititi) on last month's seasonal debut at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) but younger rivals appeal more all the same.

7/1

Form: 312-84

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced; very nearly won handicap debut at Plumpton (2m4f) in November 2021; ran fairly well when both eighth of 25 at Punchestown festival (2m7f) in April and fourth of 15 in useful handicap at Kempton (2m5f, soft; unraced on heavy) on Boxing Day, sticking to his guns in the latter so perhaps he's worth another go at this sort of trip; 3lb out of the handicap.

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7th

2

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

The Bomber Liston

11st 10lb

J: Miss Lily Jones

T: Nicky Henderson

Has yet to win a handicap but he's well treated on some efforts, notably a Kempton second (2m5f, soft) 12 months ago off a 12lb higher mark; stable still not out of the woods after their recent troubles but he's hard to discount.

8/1

5th

7

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

The Bomber Liston

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Nicky Henderson

Kempton second (2m5f, soft) last March was one of his peak efforts; 10lb lower today, having failed to fire in the same way this season (over fences initially); back hurdling on last three starts, best of those on second occasion; place chance but others are more convincing for the win.

14/1

3rd

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:05 Ludlow

The Bomber Liston

11st 11lb

J: Miss Lily Jones

T: Nicky Henderson

Has got himself well handicapped again after a downturn in his fortunes and there were positives to take from his 7l third over C&D last month when Lily Jones was aboard; the cheekpieces seem to be having a positive effect; possibilities.

13/2

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Non-runners

Sire Du Berlais, The Bomber Liston

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Payout
Exacta £57.00
Straight Forecast £52.10
Tricast £179.40
Trifecta £222.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Ashtown Lad

SPOTLIGHT:

Glimpse Of Gala

LAMBOURN:

The Bomber Liston

WEST COUNTRY:

Paricolor

Telegraph:

Sire Du Berlais

The Guardian:

The Bomber Liston

TOPSPEED:

Glimpse Of Gala

POSTDATA:

Glimpse Of Gala

Daily Mail:

Glimpse Of Gala

Daily Record:

Glimpse Of Gala

The Times:

Ashtown Lad

D Express:

Ashtown Lad

Daily Mirror:

Ashtown Lad

The Sun:

Ashtown Lad

The Star:

Ashtown Lad