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Ascot Racecourse Supports Box4Kids Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £26015
  • 2m 3f 58y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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Ascot Racecourse Supports Box4Kids Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1-2211 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Record of 4-9 over hurdles; has form figures of 211 since having wind surgery, the wins gained at Taunton (2m3f, good) and Fakenham (2m4f, good to soft); progressive sort who warrants respect despite going into deeper waters at this level.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Irish Hill

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Right back to form when beaten just over 2l over 2m5f at Kempton (good to soft) a month ago and might have gone close without late interference; that form now looks really strong with last week's Aintree winner Kateira one placed behind, while the fifth (Harbour Lake) and sixth (West Balboa) have also run races of distinction since; well handicapped on that and other form in the past.

5/2

3rd

6

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Irish Hill

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won three in a row last season (2m3f/2m4f, good/good to soft); 0-7 and mixed form since but he took a step back in the right direction when fifth of 16 at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) last month and may build on that.

4/1

5th

12

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Irish Hill

10st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Was on the crest of a wave when completing a hat-trick in this race (good to soft) 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark than today's; hit and miss since but he was far from disgraced when ninth behind Jay Jay Reilly in the Lanzarote at Kempton five weeks ago, fading after having a clear lead turning for home; Freddie Gingell claims a handy 5lb; must be considered.

8/1

7/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 12F51/ D

Last run: 700 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Flat/hurdles winner in Britain in 2017/2018; good strike-rate (3-5 in completed starts) over hurdles in France in 2020/21, most recently winning a Listed handicap at Auteuil (2m3f, heavy) exactly 700 days ago; interesting off a handy looking mark on debut for Irish yard, especially if the market speaks positively.

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20th

3

(12)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

17:05 Navan

Zoffany Bay

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Useful hurdler who was runner-up in an Ascot handicap earlier this year; 1m4f winner at Tramore in July and another good run back there a month ago (2m); thereabouts.

6/1

3rd

2

(9)

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Tramore

Zoffany Bay

10st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, soon went second, led under 2f out, headed inside final 110yds, lost second final strides

11/2

12/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: P91-F3 D BF

Last run: 89 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Returns to hurdles following a couple of chase attempts in the autumn; 4-7 in this sphere, most recently winning well at Sandown (2m4f, good) last April; Freddie Gingell's useful claim offsets a 6lb higher mark today; not dismissed.

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2nd

1

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 175y

Class 3

12:50 Ascot

Samarrive

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Jumping issues saw chase career aborted after just two attempts last season; steadied the ship with good runs in strong handicap hurdles here (2m3f, good to soft) and at Sandown (2m4f, soft) since and connections evidently keen to give fences another go; this mark is no gift but hard to rule out.

3/1

3rd

1

29th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

16:35 Sandown

Samarrive

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

With chasing career soon aborted he returned to hurdling with a good third at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft); Freddie Gingell rides again and, if deducting his 7lb claim, this 6yo is 1lb lower than when a 5l winner of this 12 months ago; bold defence looks on the cards if okay on the ground as, while he won on heavy in France, his peak British form is on good or good to soft.

9/2

3rd

1

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Samarrive

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 5-4222

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Very consistent (form figures 4222) in good-ground handicaps this season, most recently close second at Huntingdon (upped to 2m3f) last week; threatening to get back on the scoresheet and can't be ruled out.

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10th

14

(8)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Too Friendly

8st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: James Owen

Seen far more often over hurdles (winner on varied ground); has lost his way in that discipline but he was a smooth 2m winner on the Kempton AW in March on his only Flat start since 2021; 4lb higher today but could have more to offer in this sphere and is one to consider.

18/1

8th

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Too Friendly

11st 13lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Belatedly returned to the Flat 18 days ago and won a Class 4 2m handicap at Kempton; he's a five-time winner over hurdles and well suited by a quick 2m; Alex Chadwick's claim is welcomed off a challenging mark; respected.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1P-32P

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Still has low mileage; failed to complete, along with most of the runners, in a tough Lanzarote five weeks ago (only four finished); placed in 2m4f handicaps at Aintree and Newbury in the autumn; holds each-way claims on that form.

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7th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Petit Tonnerre

10st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Wasn't beaten far in last year's County but things haven't gone to plan this season; chasing was shelved after four defeats and he then finished last of all when sent back hurdling at Cheltenham five weeks ago; visored on that occasion and now fitted with cheekpieces; plenty to prove.

25/1

16th

13

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Petit Tonnerre

10st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Has gone chasing this season, posting some fair efforts without winning (four attempts); beaten about 6l by Faivoir when seventh in this last year (soft) and an each-way case can be made now 4lb lower; visor goes on.

20/1

Form: 1-1351

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Has done his winning over 2m, most recently at Huntingdon last month when beating Whizz Kid and taking his record on good ground to 2-2; still unexposed on a sound surface; likely player if proving as effective back up in trip (mixed record at 2m3f).

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7th

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Homme Public

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Has won three of four chases at about 2m (good and good to soft) this season but the luck was with him on one occasion and he didn't need to improve to win at Doncaster in March; has more to do here and he bypassed two soft-ground races last term, so the state of the ground is a worry.

9/1

1st

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:35 Doncaster

Homme Public

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Took well to fences in the autumn but was fortunate to collect a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) two starts ago and was probably only third best on merit when second in small-field contest on latest outing; may find that others are better handicapped.

11/4

Form: P/25-3 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 9yo; hasn't really built on early promise and is 0-6 in handicaps, most recently third at Newbury (2m4f, soft) seven weeks ago; however, has place possibilities off the same mark granted a similar effort.

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4

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Glynn

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

chased clear leader

13/2

3rd

2

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:32 Newbury

Glynn

11st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, pressed leaders 2 out, lost second approaching last, no extra run-in

5/1

7th

4

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Glynn

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent

12/1

Form: 7-1304 D

Last run: 97 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Couple of Flat runs this year (below par latest); behind Irish Hill at Fontwell when last seen over hurdles, jumping left; runner-up in this contest two years ago but isn't sure to repeat the form now aged ten.

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1st

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:38 Fontwell

Thibault

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Adam West

set steady pace, increased tempo after 3 out, ridden when faced challenge after 2 out, kept on well final 110yds

5/1

5th

3

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

20:23 Salisbury

Thibault

10st 2lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Adam West

Versatile ground-wise; multiple wins for yard include a 2m handicap on the Flat at Chepstow in April 2022 but his latest win was over hurdles that May and he hasn't shone so far this year; others more obvious.

12/1

Form: 1-123 D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Scored very easily at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) on British debut, following up his French win and looking a useful prospect; beaten favourite the last twice but latest effort (2m) was creditable and it suggested this step back up in distance will suit; remains of interest.

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8th

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Djelo

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Won his first three over fences, including a narrow defeat of Master Chewy on similar terms around here (soft) and later a Grade 2 at Ascot (2m3f); although placed since in 2m4f Grade 1s, he couldn't lay a glove on Nickle Back at Sandown, nor the front two in the Turners at Cheltenham; won't mind returning to 2m and, with course form, he has each-way claims.

12/1

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 168y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Djelo

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Seems to handle any ground; early faller, having been badly hampered, on penultimate outing; ran creditably, albeit without ever threatening the all-the-way winner, in Grade 1 at Sandown (2m4f) latest when taking form figures in completed chase starts to 1112; Grade 2 winner in December; proving useful over fences but needs further progress in this field.

20/1

2nd

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 1

14:35 Sandown

Djelo

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 7th, mistake 12th, went third but still plenty to do before 3 out, no impression when left in second 2 out, kept on from last, no match for winner

4/1

25/1

Form: -3142U

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Unseated rider at the first flight in Listed novice event at Huntingdon (2m3f) last week; consistent sort otherwise and ran well in Kempton handicap (2m) the time before; now 2lb higher in a better grade.

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2nd

1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Kaleb

12st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Seems to have developed a tendency to race lazily but is well handicapped on some of his placed form in stronger races than this last year and would probably have finished second in first-time blinkers at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in February but for a last-flight fall; cheekpieces back on today.

7/1

1

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Kaleb

12st 1lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Amy Murphy

in touch with leaders, went third 5th, outpaced and lost position before 3 out, soon ridden and rallied

4/1

11th

18

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Kaleb

10st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Record is just 1-13, the win gained in Fakenham maiden hurdle (2m); creditable efforts over 2m/2m1f this season but has something to prove back up in distance/class.

33/1

Form: 5021-P CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Second in the 2021 Betfair Hurdle; two from two over hurdles at Ascot, including a good-ground success last March; now only 1lb higher and looks interesting back here with reappearance (pulled up before two out in the Lanzarote) under his belt.

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4th

3

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

12:45 Ascot

Fifty Ball

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

2-5 at Ascot; mostly disappointing in his nine runs this year, including twice at this track, and his best run in that period came when runner-up over 3m2f in May; wore cheekpieces on last four starts; 12lb higher this time last year but a revival is needed.

8/1

Form: -236P2 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Colt

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

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Selections

Daily Mail:

Djelo

Telegraph:

Supreme Gift

POSTDATA:

Homme Public

SPOTLIGHT:

Fifty Ball

The Sun:

Petit Tonnerre

WEST COUNTRY:

Irish Hill

RP Ratings:

Samarrive

Daily Record:

Too Friendly

The Guardian:

Whizz Kid

LAMBOURN:

Glynn

TOPSPEED:

Thibault

Daily Mirror:

Djelo

The Star:

Supreme Gift

The Times:

Homme Public

D Express:

Fifty Ball