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Diegos 69th Keep Batting Birthday Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9677.58
  • 2m 3f 207y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
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Diegos 69th Keep Batting Birthday Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 273P-F D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with a poor performance for Paul Nicholls and fell on last month's stable/chase debut; needs to get back on track but his current mark is workable and today's trip/ground will suit; can't be ruled out.

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

1st

4

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Kempton

Dargiannini

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Signed off with two down-the-field finishes in the spring (2m4f/3m), but looked in excellent nick when winning twice over 2m4f for new stable at start of this year and may yet have a bigger performance in him.

7/2

10th

4

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

12:35 Haydock

Dargiannini

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Back in prime form for new stable last season, winning twice over 2m4f in good style; lacked fluency and was below form at last month's Aintree festival but remains quite lightly raced for his age and could still have untapped potential over 3m.

8/1

11th

8

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Dargiannini

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Rookie trainer has made a fine start to career and this fellow won at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in January on his second stable start; again had something in hand at Newbury (2m4f, good) last month, despite being hampered early, and this progressive 8yo is one to consider; has won on soft.

9/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 5-0953 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed a revival and won four times in a row in early part of last year (2m3f-3m2f, all on soft); slow to return to form this season but last month's Chepstow third (2m7f, soft) was a pretty good effort and he remains on a workable mark; cheekpieces (worn for one below-par run last season) are given another go here.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

West To The Bridge

11st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Yet to win this season and not getting any younger but retains most of his ability, and this month's fourth at Newbury (2m, heavy) was perfectly respectable; 2lb lower here and the move back up in trip will suit; no surprise if he features.

7/2

4th

3

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

West To The Bridge

11st 11lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, headway before 2 out, went third run-in, no extra when lost third towards finish

33/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1F241/ D

Last run: 678 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

2-5 over hurdles in 2020-21 season, the latter win gained by 5l in 16-runner Chepstow novice (2m3f, good to soft); returns from 678-day absence but has been given a chance by the handicapper and market support will make him of significant interest.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Es Perfecto

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

held up in rear

7/4

3rd

12

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Es Perfecto

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

No match for Ginny's Destiny on the Old course here (2m4f, soft) on chase debut in November but a drastic weights turnaround favours him; never in the picture but made late headway into third behind Blow Your Wad at Kempton (2m4f, good) since and there's little between them at the weights; can improve.

6/1

3rd

6

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Es Perfecto

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Two hurdle wins but lightly raced and never looked ahead of the handicapper in that discipline; no match for a good novice on chase debut at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) on latest outing but he got his eye in early and was notably quick at the fences; has potential at this level; considered.

5/1

Form: 2/7-3P

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Returned from long absence with two disappointing chase runs towards end of last year; remains lightly raced for his age and now switches back to hurdling on a dangerous mark but others have much less to prove.

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4th

8

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 2

14:32 Uttoxeter

Corrieben Reiver

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

took keen hold, disputed lead, lost position but prominent 5th, mistake when pressed leader 2 out

16/1

2

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

13:03 Kelso

Corrieben Reiver

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Low-mileage 8yo who was a course winner over hurdles in February 2021 (2m, soft); last month's chasing debut came after a 534-day absence and he is entitled to have needed the run but he was well beaten and his current ability is not easy to gauge.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1/124-

Last run: 395 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Created good impression when winning by 18l on hurdling debut at Bangor (2m, good to soft) in October 2021; absent since respectable fourth in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) two months later but still has significant potential.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Go Dante

11st 13lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Below best in first-time cheekpieces in this race last year but he had wind surgery after and is now an established performer in leading 2m handicaps, winning two of his last three starts, including the valuable Imperial Cup at Sandown (2m, soft) last month; a further 5lb rise will test him but his proven ability at this level counts for plenty.

11/2

1st

8

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Go Dante

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

8yo who has very healthy 4-11 strike-rate; won at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) in December and another good run when third of 21 in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury (2m, heavy) four weeks ago, albeit no match for the front two; every chance he'll be in the mix.

13/2

3rd

16

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Go Dante

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Justified favouritism at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) two months ago, beating Doddiethegreat and taking record to 4-10; however, faces a stiffer task back up in class and is held by some of these rivals on Greatwood form.

20/1

Form: 137-20 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won three novice hurdles last season and lost out only by a short head on handicap debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in October; well beaten after racing too freely in major Cheltenham handicap the following month but is back in calmer waters here and remains of interest.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

15:05 Perth

A Different Kind

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

made all, went clear going easily after 3 out, canter

2/5

1st

1

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:45 Perth

A Different Kind

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Had Champ De Gane 13l behind when second to the prolific Al Zaraqaan (has won next three) at Cartmel in May, and has scored twice at Uttoxeter himself since (heavy, good), enjoying chasing the leader each time; still not entirely foot-perfect, but case strong despite another 4lb rise.

5/4

Form: P1PP-P CD

Last run: 81 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form to make all over C&D (heavy) in first-time blinkers in December 2021 but was pulled up on all three appearances in 2022; hopes of another sudden revival today are pinned on the first-time visor.

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4th

4

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Ballybegg

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Having a second go at chasing this term and finally clicked in this sphere when drawing 10l clear in six-runner race over C&D (soft) last time, despite jumping out to his left; back up 6lb, which still leaves him well handicapped judged on that latest run and on some hurdles form.

2/1

1st

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

13:00 Ludlow

Ballybegg

11st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Should be well handicapped given his hurdling achievements but he's been below par in four chase starts (stretched out over two years); beaten 17l on heavy at Chepstow last time but that was a tad more encouraging.

5/1

Form: P-P018

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

4-10 over hurdles in Ireland, the latest win gained for Gordon Elliott in Clonmel conditions race (3m, soft to heavy; first-time blinkers) last month; did that very easily but was quickly back in the doldrums on latest appearance and has become very unreliable; tried in first-time cheekpieces on today's stable debut; others look much safer.

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10

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Floueur

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Rebecca Menzies

Unpredictable over the years for several different stables; easily best effort this season when going down narrowly at Doncaster (3m, soft) in March but was beaten 41l at Uttoxeter on Midlands National day; unconvincing.

66/1

Form: 2-101P D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Doesn't help himself by tending to race too freely but displayed good turn of foot to win a shade cosily off 3lb lower at Doncaster (2m3f, good) last month; subsequent defeat in Lanzarote at Kempton can be overlooked (effectively lost all chance when badly hampered at second flight) and he remains lightly raced; good chance.

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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

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Payout
Exacta £647.00
Straight Forecast £681.40
Tricast £5895.20
Trifecta £5795.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Go Dante

SPOTLIGHT:

Rathmacknee

Daily Mail:

Dargiannini

Daily Record:

West To The Bridge

The Times:

Go Dante

Telegraph:

Go Dante

The Guardian:

Go Dante

D Express:

Go Dante

Daily Mirror:

Go Dante

The Sun:

Go Dante

The Star:

Go Dante

RP Ratings:

Rathmacknee

POSTDATA:

Rathmacknee

LAMBOURN:

Rathmacknee