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Free Racing On Monday 13th March Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Free Racing On Monday 13th March Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.50
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 32-317 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Improved form when making all in the second of two handicaps, at Wincanton in November (2m4f, good); much less effective back on good to soft at Market Rasen on Boxing Day so this surface may not be ideal either.

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

3rd

12

8th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Almost Gotaway

11st 2lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Won last three starts at about this trip on officially good ground, beating subsequent winners each time; up a further 5lb for the latest narrow win at Taunton in February but he keeps pulling out extra when needed; slight fitness query to answer and forecast rain is no plus.

13/2

1st

1

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Almost Gotaway

12st 2lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Said to have found good to soft going too slow at Market Rasen two starts ago but has won either side of that and did well to beat a penalised improver (who's now 7lb higher) on good ground over C&D 14 days ago; an 8lb higher mark might not be enough to stop him.

4/1

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6/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 73-7P1 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Had masses to prove on British form and was pulled up on handicap debut at Lingfield (2m3f, soft; 20-1) but was a different horse when impressive short-priced favourite over that same C&D last week (good to soft) when quicker ground was said to have suited; big chance under penalty.

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

5th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Issar dAiry

11st 9lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

held up in rear, some headway after 4 out, kept on

15/2

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Kempton

Issar dAiry

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

Won on chase debut at Newbury (2m, soft) in December and made it 2-2 over fences when following up there (2m, soft) in January, when miles clear with a runner-up who went one better next time; hurdle wins came over 2m3f/2m4f on good to soft; could still be well treated up 8lb for last time.

11/8

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: -0031U CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Momentum checked at the final two flights and only just prevailed on handicap debut over C&D in December (good to soft; first-time tongue-tie); niggled along and had some ground to make up when unseating two out off 6lb higher at Wincanton last week; a mild improver still.

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

3rd

5

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Fame And Fun

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual hurdle winner at about 2m4f (good to soft); wasn't at all convincing in his first two chases but came good under a prominent ride over C&D (good) two weeks ago when readily repelling the strong-finishing second; just 4lb higher for this similar sort of race and Freddie Gingell's claim takes away 3lb of that.

11/10

Form: 5278

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ran better in sole bumper and on hurdle debut at Leicester (2m4f, good to firm; still turned over in three-runner race) than he did in two later hurdles but disappointing if he doesn't fare better now handicapping.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

9th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Lets Go Amigo

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

led narrowly or disputed lead, pecked on landing 10th, led clearly 13th

7/2

5th

4

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Lets Go Amigo

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Kim Bailey

0-7 over hurdles; placed off 1lb higher at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) in May but made low-key reappearance in recent C&D event won by Top Cloud; swaps visor for first-time cheekpieces today; riding arrangements suggest Samatian is the stable's main hope.

12/1

6th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

12:17 Taunton

Lets Go Amigo

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Stayed on for third at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) in May, his sixth start over hurdles, and remains unexposed over this sort of trip; however, returns from 205-day break in a competitive race and others appeal more.

8/1

Form: 4-8582

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Lost out narrowly over C&D last March (soft) but little of note this winter and was beaten nearly 30l by an easy winner at Ffos Las last week (first-time cheekpieces, retained); this is more competitive.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:05 Leicester

Justshortofabubble

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Grace Harris

Three chase wins this season, the latest gained at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft) last month; held narrow advantage before penultimate-fence fall at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) 16 days ago and might still be improving; not yet proven on heavy ground but handles soft well; respected.

2/1

Form: 0/21-P

Last run: 103 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won final start for Paul Nicholls in June 2021 but seen only twice for this yard since, pulled up over hurdles in October and well beaten on AW since; best watched in first-time hood.

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

2nd

5

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:15 Ludlow

Light In The Sky

11st 9lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Chris Down

Took a while to strike form after returning from long absence this season but finished well to go close over C&D (good; front pair clear) last week and is back in action before a 5lb rise takes effect; respected.

3/1

2nd

7

22nd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:10 Ludlow

Light In The Sky

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Won in June 2021 on final start for Paul Nicholls; not seen again until October 2022 and latest run (first-time hood) was a step back in the right direction; needs another and the step back in trip may well help.

25/1

6th

1

7th Feb 2023

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:00 Taunton

Light In The Sky

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Won final start for Paul Nicholls in June 2021 but seen only twice for this yard since, pulled up over hurdles in October and well beaten on AW since; best watched in first-time hood.

66/1

Form: 5-0U

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Soft-ground 1m6f Flat winner; shown little in three hurdle runs, was well back when unseating late at Exeter in December, but is weighted to have a say off this mark on Flat form now handicapping; improvement possible.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Arthalot

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Victor Dartnall

Ended last year in poor form over hurdles and was again well beaten when returned to the Flat in February (1m4f, AW): needs subsequent wind op to have made a massive difference; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers.

20/1

7th

1

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:17 Lingfield (AW)

Arthalot

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Victor Dartnall

midfield

25/1

11th

11

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

13:25 Exeter

Arthalot

11st 0lb

J: Miss Heidi Stevens

T: Victor Dartnall

Flat winner; seven-race maiden over hurdles and has to raise his game; 20-1 when unseating early in a C&D handicap last month.

25/1

Form: 648

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Sole Irish win at 1m but dam has bred three middle-distance winners, one a dual winning hurdler at about this trip; looks likely to improve for the switch to handicaps after three ordinary qualifying runs.

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

6th

6

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Sassified

11st 9lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Three hurdle wins on good ground this season (2m1f-2m3f); behind two of these when below form at Exeter last month and would prefer the rain to stay away but, if judged on Flat form, he could still be on a good mark.

6/1

Form: 640-7P

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Two fair hurdle runs last spring, including over C&D, but some way below that level on return from a break in December (favourite) and has had an unhappy experience over fences since; now has blinkers fitted.

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Verdict Starting price

8

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Newton Abbot

Per Vino Veritas

10st 8lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Third at Wincanton in February and not beaten too far in two subsequent starts but 0-13 in career and not a very convincing performer.

14/1

4th

10

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Per Vino Veritas

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed off a reduced mark at Wincanton (2m5f, good; 33-1) in February; may have had stamina issues over 3m here last time but he's an inconsistent maiden (0-12) and others are more solid.

12/1

5th

9

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

15:25 Taunton

Per Vino Veritas

10st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Joe Tizzard

took keen hold, midfield, bumped rival after 4 out, mistake 3 out, pushed along and headway before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

13/2

Form: 275

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Good effort to go close on second Flat run (1m2f, good) last summer; early hurdle promise in September and had class/soft-ground excuses since; of interest now handicapping but cheekpieces are an unknown.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:33 Plumpton

Just Another One

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Second of five on hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) in September but nothing since, including a couple of handicaps (cheekpieces/visor); much to prove.

20/1

5th

11

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

16:00 Taunton

Just Another One

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Second of five on hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) in September but soundly beaten three times since, most recently when upped to 2m3f and fitted with cheekpieces for handicap debut here last month; tried in a visor today; needs to turn things around.

25/1

10th

8

7th Feb 2023

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:00 Taunton

Just Another One

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Good effort to go close on second Flat run (1m2f, good) last summer; early hurdle promise in September and had class/soft-ground excuses since; of interest now handicapping but cheekpieces are an unknown.

10/1

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Exacta £292.00
Straight Forecast £210.30
Tricast £602.90
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Fame And Fun

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Just Another One

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Fame And Fun

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Fame And Fun

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