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Leicester Racecourse Ideal Self-Hire Wedding Venue Claiming Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 1m 7f 113y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Leicester Racecourse Ideal Self-Hire Wedding Venue Claiming Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: /PP4-6

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won twice in testing conditions for Evan Williams (3m; hurdle/chase) but hasn't seen much racing over the past 12 months; weakened on return to action (stable debut) over fences at Wetherby 18 days ago; slightly disconcerting to see him dropping back into a 2m claimer.

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

2nd

3

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

13:25 Exeter

No Rematch

11st 10lb

J: Miss Imogen Mathias

T: Evan Williams

Dangerously handicapped and returned to form with a near miss at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft; fine on soft) when 11l ahead of Maroochi; back up 4lb but he was well backed last time and looks a player.

7/1

2nd

4

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

No Rematch

11st 2lb

J: Miss Imogen Mathias

T: Evan Williams

Won handicaps over hurdles and fences during a previous spell for this yard; the wheels have rather come off and it's been a quiet start back with Evan Williams.

16/1

16/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2-9047 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Seems to have lost her way after a couple of commendable efforts over fences at Sedgefield (2m4f-2m5f) last spring; toiled after racing prominently over hurdles (2m4f) at that same County Durham venue just under three weeks ago; safer to look elsewhere.

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

12th

4

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Moonlight Glory

11st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Six-time hurdle winner; posted career-best performance when scoring at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in January and will be fine over today's longer trip but was unable to land any sort of blow in another of these series finals at Musselburgh (2m) last week.

33/1

9th

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Moonlight Glory

11st 8lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Six-time hurdle winner from 2m to 2m4f, latterly at Sedgefield in January (soft) off just 3lb lower; heavy ground perhaps not ideal on her penultimate run and then fell mid-race last time; has a big run in her.

25/1

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:58 Ayr

Moonlight Glory

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Not at her best on testing ground at Catterick last time (1m7f) but two sound runs before that, winning over 2m1f at Sedgefield (soft) and finishing runner-up over 2m4f, also at Sedgefield (good to soft); a possible.

8/1

4/6

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1123-1 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Impossible to knock his Leicester record (2-3; 2m-2m4f) and he took a stronger version of this claiming contest last year (in first-time cheekpieces); proved wellbeing with a recent Market Rasen selling handicap win (2m, good to soft); looks the one to beat.

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

5th

1

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Weebill

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Two wins following wind surgery last season, a selling handicap off this mark at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) and a claiming hurdle here (2m, good to soft); struck into when below best on heavy last time out but a strong contender on best form.

5/2

4th

1

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:27 Stratford

Weebill

12st 0lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Murphy

midfield, niggled along 2nd, dropped to rear before 3rd, pushed along with one circuit to go, not fluent and lost touch 2 out, tailed off, never going well

11/8

1st

5

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:00 Fakenham

Weebill

11st 5lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Murphy

Finished in front of Us And Them, who admittedly paid for doing too much in the lead, at Leicester but was a below-par favourite in his bid to win that race for the second year running; 3-6 at claiming/selling level overall and could easily bounce back; has won over C&D.

5/4

Form: -UFPPP D

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Failed to complete on all five starts since leaving Joseph O'Brien and has been pulled up on his last three starts; that said, he has been contesting stronger races (hurdles and fences) and does come out top on official BHA ratings; needs a revival dropping back into a claimer.

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

5th

1

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

13:25 Sedgefield

Us And Them

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Joe Ponting

Had some smart form over fences when trained by Joseph O'Brien including when runner-up in the 2019 Arkle, but not at the same level now and was last seen finishing third of five in a claiming hurdle for Alan Jones at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) in March; makes his debut for another new yard after eight months off and lots to prove.

14/1

3rd

4

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:00 Fakenham

Us And Them

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Alan Jones

Useful when trained in Ireland; terrible completion record (fences/hurdles) for current yard until he got round in a Leicester claimer last month, tiring after doing too much up front (finished behind Weebill); may improve on that effort granted an economical journey.

5/1

Form: 9P3105 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Successful in a novices' handicap at Southwell (2m, soft; 33-1) in November but has failed to match that level of form in two subsequent starts; first-time visor replaces blinkers and cheekpieces which have been worn previously.

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Verdict Starting price

2

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:25 Leicester

Razzo Italiano

11st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Successful in a novices' handicap at Southwell (2m, soft; 33-1) in November but has failed to match that level of form in two subsequent starts; first-time visor replaces blinkers and cheekpieces which have been worn previously.

33/1

5th

8

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:15 Uttoxeter

Razzo Italiano

10st 13lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Gary Hanmer

took keen hold, prominent, lost ground after 5th

20/1

11th

6

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:33 Uttoxeter

Razzo Italiano

11st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Beaten in a seller before springing a 33-1 surprise in handicap company at Southwell (2m, soft); there appeared no fluke about it and a 5lb rise is fair.

8/1

Form: -F6FP5

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles (3m-3m2f) for Dan Skelton in 2021 but less productive for this trainer, including when struggling at Fakenham (2m4f) in October; drops back to 2m off a three-and-a-half month break sporting a tongue-tie/cheekpieces combination for the first time.

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

2

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Lingfield

Starsky

12st 0lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Barry Brennan

Winner of two staying events for previous connections but out of sorts over hurdles since falling over fences on debut for this yard in August; tongue-tie discarded; best watched for now.

66/1

3

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:25 Leicester

Starsky

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Barry Brennan

Won twice over hurdles (3m-3m2f) for Dan Skelton in 2021 but less productive for this trainer, including when struggling at Fakenham (2m4f) in October; drops back to 2m off a three-and-a-half month break sporting a tongue-tie/cheekpieces combination for the first time.

10/1

4

26th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:25 Chepstow

Starsky

11st 10lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Barry Brennan

Won twice over hurdles (3m/3m2f) for Dan Skelton last year but seems to have lost his way.

40/1

Form: -7P780 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Sole win from 31 starts came at Naas (2m, soft) in early 2021; soundly beaten in all five runs (hurdles and fences) for this trainer; easily opposed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Fou Diligence

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Ex-Irish; has a poor strike-rate and has been out of form for current yard; others stronger.

40/1

4

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:25 Leicester

Fou Diligence

11st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Max Young

Sole win from 31 starts came at Naas (2m, soft) in early 2021; soundly beaten in all five runs (hurdles and fences) for this trainer; easily opposed.

100/1

8

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Fou Diligence

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Tailed off in three chasing attempts for this yard and suffered the same fate back over hurdles; very opposable.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Yet to win on turf (0-15) but successful four times on the AW (1m-1m4f) for previous handler Keith Dalgleish; interesting to see how he fares on hurdles debut having joined Oliver Sherwood for 4,000gns.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

16:00 Taunton

Red Bond

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

towards rear

50/1

6

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:25 Leicester

Red Bond

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

Yet to win on turf (0-15) but successful four times on the AW (1m-1m4f) for previous handler Keith Dalgleish; interesting to see how he fares on hurdles debut having joined Oliver Sherwood for 4,000gns.

5/1

3rd

1

(1)

3rd Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:46 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Bond

10st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

raced in second, pressed leader and going easily over 4f out, ridden and led when edged left and hampered rival over 2f out, headed and outpaced over 1f out, lost second final stride

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £183.00
Straight Forecast £223.90
Trifecta £318.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Weebill

Telegraph:

No Rematch

D Express:

No Rematch

The Star:

No Rematch

RP Ratings:

Weebill

TOPSPEED:

Weebill

POSTDATA:

Weebill

The Times:

Weebill

The Guardian:

Weebill

Daily Mail:

Weebill

Daily Mirror:

Weebill

The Sun:

Weebill

Daily Record:

Weebill