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Happy 60th Birthday Neil Young Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier) (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 3f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Happy 60th Birthday Neil Young Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier) (Div II)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 21-126

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper at Huntingdon (2m, good) last April and followed up on hurdle debut at Stratford (2m6f, good); well beaten on handicap debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) last month and has to settle better, but that run may have got the freshness out of him and he retains potential.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

11th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

16:00 Huntingdon

Give Me A Cuddle

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Yet to make any further progress since winning at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in January but gave very good account before fading into fifth at Kempton (2m5f, good; first-time tongue-tie) ten days ago and has each-way claims at least if in similar form here.

10/1

5th

9

1st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Kempton

Give Me A Cuddle

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd

33/1

12th

3

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:50 Kelso

Give Me A Cuddle

11st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

took keen hold, prominent

16/1

OUR TIP

9/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 21-184 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row last spring (2m3f/2m4f, good/good to soft) but he failed to shine on his two runs in the autumn and has to get back on track.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

14:05 Doncaster

Vintage Fizz

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Made it 2-3 over fences when winning at Bangor (2m4f, good) in September and was suited by going back left-handed when neck runner-up at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) last time; could be in the mix once more.

10/1

2nd

1

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Ayr

Vintage Fizz

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

jumped left on occasions, soon midfield, headway and pressed leaders 4 out, went second from 3 out, ridden when switched right before last, jumped left last, kept on well towards finish, just held

9/1

9/2

Form: -47213 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Comfortable win at Southwell (2m4f, good) last month following wind surgery; below par when unpenalised at Taunton (2m, good) next time but that run came just ten days later and he's back up in trip here; on the shortlist.

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0

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Norley

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Tom Gretton

prominent, pulled up last

16/1

4th

5

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 2

14:55 Fontwell

Norley

11st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Tom Gretton

held up in rear, mistake 2nd

16/1

8th

5

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 3

19:50 Fontwell

Norley

11st 10lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

took keen hold, led, headed but pressed leader before 2nd

7/1

Form: 14/3-1 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced since winning a juvenile fillies' maiden here (2m, good) in March 2021 but she defied an absence to win a handicap at Market Rasen (2m2f, good to soft) last month and this unexposed mare could have more left in the tank; has gone up just 3lb.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

13

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Gilbertina

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Her two previous full campaigns were solid before a poor run in April, which is a concern; her two handicap wins have been narrow ones but she was never better than when winning at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft; also fine on good) two months ago and holds each-way interest if she's again on song.

11/1

1st

6

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:55 Market Rasen

Gilbertina

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Winner of 2m2f handicap on this course last winter (good to soft); back to form in that race on Boxing Day but she hasn't run on soft for two years and this race is competitive.

6/1

Form: 36-282

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Good-ground bumper winner who was a promising second in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) last month in his second handicap; open to further improvement and he's one to consider.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

31st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:30 Newton Abbot

Trevada

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Sherwood

Sole win from ten starts was in a bumper in 2021 but he showed clear promise over hurdles and made a solid start over fences when a keeping-on second at Plumpton (2m3f, good) 17 days ago; takes a big step back up in trip but he's a brother to a 3m chase winner and is respected for in-form yard.

7/4

2nd

4

14th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Trevada

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

held up in last but in touch with leaders, ridden after 3 out, headway 2 out, went second last, kept on well run-in

5/1

7

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:15 Ludlow

Trevada

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

Bumper winner but he's 0-6 over hurdles and has taken two backward steps since his creditable second at Exeter (2m5f handicap) in December; brother to a 3m chase winner and is unexposed at this trip but he has a bit to prove on his switch to fences.

16/1

Form: P47-32

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won a juvenile hurdle in 2021 (2m, good) and has run pretty well for this yard on first two chase starts, most recently staying on for second of four at Leicester (2m, good); the step up in trip could be a positive now back over hurdles and there's every chance he'll be thereabouts.

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2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

15:45 Market Rasen

Keepyourdreamsbig

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2m hurdle winner (good) when with Olly Murphy; competitive on his first two starts for this trainer at Worcester and Leicester (both 2m chases, good); didn't appear to get home back over hurdles at Doncaster (2m3f, good) latest; drops 2lb and returns to chasing with stamina still to prove.

11/4

6th

7

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:55 Doncaster

Keepyourdreamsbig

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won a juvenile hurdle in 2021 (2m, good) and has run pretty well for this yard on first two chase starts, most recently staying on for second of four at Leicester (2m, good); the step up in trip could be a positive now back over hurdles and there's every chance he'll be thereabouts.

5/1

Form: 435258 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who was a close second at Market Rasen in October and he'll be in the mix if reproducing that form; however he's finished down the field the last twice and needs to bounce back.

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0

5

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Big Bad Bear

11st 5lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders, lost position and towards rear after 3rd, not fluent 4th, pushed along after 5th, struggling after 6th, pulled up after 7th

11/1

5th

5

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

14:35 Hexham

Big Bad Bear

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders

10/1

6th

6

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:15 Market Rasen

Big Bad Bear

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Five-time hurdle winner; has questions to answer after some disappointing efforts this winter but is now 4lb lower than when going close in stronger C&D race than this in October (good to soft) and can't be ruled out.

8/1

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Non-runners

Watergrange Jack, Zafar

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £721.00
Straight Forecast £632.90
Tricast £3478.70
Trifecta £4100.00

Selections

The Times:

Gilbertina

TOPSPEED:

Watergrange Jack

WEST COUNTRY:

Norley

SPOTLIGHT:

Keepyourdreamsbig

Telegraph:

Vintage Fizz

LAMBOURN:

Trevada

RP Ratings:

Big Bad Bear

POSTDATA:

Keepyourdreamsbig

Daily Mirror:

Watergrange Jack

The Sun:

Watergrange Jack

Daily Mail:

Gilbertina

D Express:

Gilbertina

Daily Record:

Gilbertina

The Guardian:

Norley

The Star:

Norley