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14:00 Sedgefield

Good To Soft

Vickers.Bet Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7710.26
  • 2m 0f 178y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Vickers.Bet Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 0/1-30 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner (soft ground) who made all on hurdle debut at Bangor (2m, good) in September 2021; however, he sustained an injury that day, didn't repeat the form when third of five at Wetherby (after 409 days off) and ended up well adrift on handicap debut at Kempton at Christmas.

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

7th

7

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

14:15 Haydock

Fruit N Nut

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Enjoyed a fruitful period in Class 3 handicaps last season before finishing tailed off in a higher grade at Aintree (soft no real excuse); this is another rung up the ladder and he looks up against it.

33/1

10th

17

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Fruit N Nut

11st 3lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Sound record in Class 3 handicaps this year, including wins at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) and Newbury (2m, good); however, has more on his plate off new mark in this higher grade.

25/1

1st

4

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:25 Newbury

Fruit N Nut

11st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

4-8 under rules and 2-5 over hurdles, latest win in handicap at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft; acts on good) in January; creditable third off this 4lb higher mark at Catterick latest and he's in each-way calculations.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 9352B3 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Creditable efforts at about 2m4f this season but brought down four out on penultimate start and below-form third behind an impressive winner at Wetherby two weeks ago; bit more to prove back over this trip but he has a good record (211) at this track; headgear (absent last six starts) returns.

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

3rd

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Ashington

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

No win since scoring over hurdles here (2m4f, Class 2; from 9lb higher) in March 2022; could strip fitter for recent comeback run (Warwick), while the switch back to fences for the first time in 13 months could potentially rekindle a spark; one to consider.

13/2

5th

4

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Ashington

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mark Walford

More than two years since last time successful but often runs well and he's dropped to a career-low mark; Cobden booking takes the eye on return from a break.

6/1

Form: 1261 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Raced too freely when favourite in handicap on penultimate outing but did well in his three novice hurdles, including with wins at Newcastle (2m, good) in November and Catterick (1m7f, soft) on New Year's Day; made most last time; pretty useful on Flat, so may have more to offer in this sphere.

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

4th

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Matchless

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, lost position before 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/1

6th

2

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Matchless

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Musselburgh 2m score in November was followed by a nose defeat at Doncaster off 1lb higher than today (2m3f, good); not far off that level again latest, and has stamina to spare back down in trip; chance.

11/2

2nd

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Matchless

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Flopped at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day when the trip and ground shouldn't have been an issue; in good form previously, however, winning at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) before a short-head defeat at Doncaster (2m3f, good), and he can be in the mix if leaving last time behind.

4/1

Form: 693654 CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won well off 4lb higher at Cartmel last July; out of form last three outings but steps back down in trip (three of last four runs were over 3m) and he's potentially dangerous off this mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Snookered

11st 9lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Hugh Burns

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, mistake 1st, prominent before 3rd

33/1

Form: 411117 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Listed runner-up on the AW Flat last March and went on to win his first four handicap hurdles, three of them on good ground before another improved display to score tidily with a switch to waiting tactics at Musselburgh on soft; winning spree came to an end at that track on New Year's Day but he wasn't disgraced and remains of interest.

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

10th

9

(7)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Al Zaraqaan

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Prolific winner under both codes, notching up a four-timer over fences on joining this yard last summer; well held on AW Flat return in March but he does have a lower mark on turf.

50/1

6th

2

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Al Zaraqaan

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Prolific winner under both codes, latterly notching a four-timer over fences last summer; won first time out between the ages of three and five, so goes well fresh, but this is quite an ask off his AW mark (12lb higher than when well held on turf last spring).

16/1

Form: 11U578 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Two chase wins at Cartmel last summer but unseated next time and out of form in three hurdle races since; well handicapped when he revives.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Dr Sanderson

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: -P1267

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won twice as a novice in Ireland last year for Joseph O'Brien and runner-up in a 2m2f handicap in August; however, with cheekpieces removed, he was tailed off at 50-1 and 80-1 in two British handicaps this winter; had wind surgery after latest.

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

6th

1

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Faron

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won a maiden (2m2f) and a novice hurdle (2m2f) on good to yielding in Ireland last season; has been disappointing for current yard, and although well handicapped, has plenty to prove.

8/1

3rd

7

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Faron

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Stuart Coltherd

raced in second, went third after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon outpaced, not fluent last, no match for first two

20/1

11th

6

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Faron

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Stuart Coltherd

always behind

25/1

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Straight Forecast £105.40
Tricast £207.10
Trifecta £251.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Matchless

POSTDATA:

Al Zaraqaan

TOPSPEED:

Faron

The Sun:

Fruit N Nut

The Times:

Salsada

RP Ratings:

Snookered

Telegraph:

Matchless

D Express:

Matchless

The Star:

Matchless

Daily Record:

Matchless

LAMBOURN:

Al Zaraqaan

Daily Mirror:

Al Zaraqaan