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14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Good To Soft

Bill Pusey Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Bill Pusey Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4-222 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite in both runs over hurdles but has found only the one too good; 2m4f was perhaps a stretch last time and he's one to consider off what looks a fair mark.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

18th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:08 Wetherby

Hidalgo De LIsle

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent, not fluent 3 out, soon shaken up and no impression, no extra run-in, lost third towards finish

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3-3122 D BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Model of consistency and fared best of those to have raced up with the pace when running another sound race at Musselburgh last week; Luke Scott has been claiming off him but should still give his running.

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6th

10

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Rewired

11st 6lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Started season with two clear wins at about 2m (good to soft and good) but the spell was broken when pulled up at Kelso since; hard to feel positive after that and soft ground likely to be more of a hindrance than a help.

25/1

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Rewired

11st 2lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Won twice last season and has continued to improve this term under Luke Scott, making it 2-2 for the campaign (2m, good to soft/good) with a commanding victory at Taunton in February; he's up 7lb for last time and in a higher grade this afternoon, but may well have more left in the tank.

12/1

1st

1

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Rewired

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Usually ridden by Luke Scott; last season went well apart from final start and he was straight back in the groove when easily taking a four-runner handicap at Doncaster (2m) in late December on reappearance; 5lb higher today and faces more opposition but he needs plenty of respect.

3/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: /FP-52 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo who improved for the switch to handicaps when moving well for a long way at Kelso (2m, heavy) and finding only one superior; should go well, for all that Brian Hughes seemingly prefers Hidalgo De L'Isle.

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6th

2

11th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Ayr

Barnabas Collins

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Bumper winner; 0-5 over hurdles but placed on both starts in handicaps on heavy/good to soft; should go well again but suspicion that one or two others may be better treated.

13/2

3rd

9

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Barnabas Collins

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

prominent

5/1

Form: 161-P8

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner in France but has offered precious little in two handicap hurdles for his current yard; best watched for now; looks on a tough mark.

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2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Imac Wood

11st 10lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Has not looked back since undergoing wind surgery and it was all fairly straightforward when beating a reliable type at Hereford a month ago (2m5f, good); bumped up 7lb for that but coped with testing ground in France and he makes plenty of appeal.

5/2

Form: 130/F-

Last run: 636 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Hard to know what to expect after a 636-day absence, but he's been given a chance by the handicapper, now 1lb lower than when winning at Stratford (2m3f, good to soft) in June 2019; market could be useful.

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1st

4

6th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

18:15 Uttoxeter

Lookforarainbow

11st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Lightly-raced in recent years; best run since returning from a long break when 13l-second at Bangor last time (2m, good to soft); more needed.

16/1

2nd

4

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:53 Bangor-on-Dee

Lookforarainbow

11st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Has been given a chance by the handicapper and he was entitled to need the run when fifth here last month; possibilities if building on that.

10/1

5th

8

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Lookforarainbow

11st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sarah Hollinshead

raced in last, headway after 3 out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 12 CD

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Both runs here, winning comfortably at odds of 80-1 first time out and then finding only a promising rival too good under his penalty; likely contender on his handicap debut with AJ O'Neill taking away 7lb.

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1st

17

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Gwennie May Boy

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Loves the mud and is unbeaten in two runs since joining Dan Skelton, grinding out a workmanlike success under Charlie Todd at Uttoxeter (2m7f; Floueur well held in fifth; Seefin, Classic Concorde and Lord Snootie pulled up) four weeks ago; may not have finished improving and must be seriously considered despite a 9lb rise in the weights.

7/1

1st

18

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Gwennie May Boy

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Two-time winner for Jonjo O'Neill; didn't go unbacked when repelling a stablemate at Bangor (2m7f, heavy; 4lb lower) but thrown into a much better race here.

14/1

1st

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Gwennie May Boy

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, went second 9th, led going easily after 3 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden approaching last, good jump last, kept on well run-in, unbalanced final 110yds, pushed out

9/1

Form: /27/33

Last run: 262 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden but has returned from a long absence with solid placed efforts in maiden/handicap company; back from another lengthy break now but hard to rule out.

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2nd

5

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Worcester

Chestnut Pete

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sophie Leech

0-17 under all codes but was second in two 2m chases and a 2m5f novice hurdle in the spring; won't be far away if in similar form after break.

6/1

2nd

3

14th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Chestnut Pete

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sophie Leech

led at steady pace, overjumped 2nd, headed and pushed along before 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no match for winner

8/1

2nd

5

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ffos Las

Chestnut Pete

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sophie Leech

Beaten just a neck on his chase debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month, but lost his rider at the first at Huntingdon last time; still unexposed over fences, but is 0-15 under rules and others hold more compelling claims.

14/1

Form: 31-416 CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last March and went in again on his chase debut here in November; appeared to have no excuses back hurdling at Wetherby but returning here can only be a good thing.

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4th

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

13:50 Ludlow

Feel The Pinch

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has won his last two handicap chases and just about career-best form when winning by 6l over C&D last month; soft ground was slower than ideal when tailed off on his return to hurdles at Bangor; 6lb higher than for that recent course win but should give another good account.

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £139.00
Straight Forecast £133.60
Tricast £407.60
Trifecta £562.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gwennie May Boy

TOPSPEED:

Rewired

POSTDATA:

Feel The Pinch

The Guardian:

John Betjeman

RP Ratings:

Gwennie May Boy

WEST COUNTRY:

Gwennie May Boy

The Sun:

Gwennie May Boy

The Star:

Gwennie May Boy

Daily Record:

Gwennie May Boy

The Times:

Rewired

Telegraph:

Rewired

Daily Mirror:

Rewired

Daily Mail:

Feel The Pinch