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14:05 Haydock

Good To Soft

Betfred Rendlesham Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £34170
  • 3m 0f 58y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Betfred Rendlesham Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 3-1724 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Reappeared with smooth handicap success at Ayr (3m, good to soft) in October and was a respectable fourth in handicap at Musselburgh (3m, good) a fortnight ago; however, he may be a shade vulnerable once more.

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

9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Wakool

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: N W Alexander

Former Grade 2 winner but has become inconsistent and his improvement during the past three years has come over 3m.

33/1

6th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Wakool

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Won this last year (good to soft) and is also effective on heavy; however, he'll probably need a bigger performance than 12 months ago if he's to score today, and he's been inconsistent this season.

16/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: PP-461 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Won a Grade 1 novice chase in February 2020 and, following a 13-race losing sequence, he belatedly returned to winning ways when back over hurdles in a handicap at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago; could be a major player now he's back on track.

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

7th

2

25th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:45 Huntingdon

Itchy Feet

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Olly Murphy

Won this race last year (good to soft) and he might have finished closer in the Final at Cheltenham, when beaten under 7l, with an uninterrupted run; two lesser runs followed but he took advantage of a winning mark at Market Rasen in November; weights chance back up 3lb.

8/1

1st

2

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 2

13:40 Market Rasen

Itchy Feet

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Failed to fire on final outing last season and pulled up on last month's reappearance at Newton Abbot; however, he may have needed that latest outing and runs off the same mark as when winning at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) in January; capable of playing a leading role.

9/2

0

1

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 2

15:35 Newton Abbot

Itchy Feet

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

raced in second, lost two places but prominent before 5th, outpaced before 3 out

5/2

Form: 35-312 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Won the Becher Chase at Aintree (3m2f, good to soft) in December and, although he's inferior in this discipline, he was a good second off his lower hurdle mark at Warwick (3m1f, heavy) last month; might not be far away.

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

7th

2

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Ashtown Lad

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Now 3lb lower than when winning the Becher Chase at Aintree in late 2022 but he's pulled up in his last four starts and the new cheekpieces had no real effect last time at Doncaster (travelled well but dropped out); stable form offers some hope for him turning things around but too risky.

11/2

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Ashtown Lad

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Beat 21 rivals to win off today's mark over the big Aintree fences (3m2f, good to soft) last season but has been pulled up on his last three appearances and needs the first-time cheekpieces to prompt a revival here.

12/1

9

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Ashtown Lad

11st 1lb

T: Dan Skelton

Form: 1F3-22

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Displayed strong chase form last season and ran really well when going close back over hurdles in a handicap at Doncaster (3m, good) in December; has had wind surgery since and he's a leading contender.

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

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Erne River

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Back to form in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) to win six-runner handicap at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December and solid fifth of 18 in Great Yorkshire Chase there since; also effective on soft; however, needs to build on those latest efforts to win this and Doncaster brings out the best in him.

20/1

Form: 459-61 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Course winner who landed a competitive Grade 3 handicap at Sandown (2m7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, having won the same race last year; also effective on good going and could be in the mix despite a 4lb penalty.

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

4th

9

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Green Book

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Creditable fifth in the Albert Bartlett here last March; has a fine record in handicaps, making it four wins out of five completions in a useful 2m7f Sandown event in February (good to soft) but the bar is higher today and he failed to shine in a Grade 2 at Haydock last month.

28/1

5th

1

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:05 Haydock

Green Book

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Course winner who landed a competitive Grade 3 handicap at Sandown (2m7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, having won the same race last year; also effective on good going and could be in the mix despite a 4lb penalty.

11/4

1st

9

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Green Book

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Three wins last winter, culminating in this race (4lb higher today); good fifth in the 3m Grade 1 novice race at Cheltenham in March; had wind surgery in September and returned with a heavy defeat behind Flight Deck when second favourite at Chepstow at Christmas; may have needed that race but it will be interesting to see whether his backers return.

9/1

Form: 3261 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Appeared to be suited by the return to better ground when winning a novice hurdle at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; has plenty to find with today's rivals and he could do with jumping more fluently, but this unexposed 6yo is just the type of stayer that Lucinda Russell excels with and it will be no surprise to see a big run.

Place /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

17

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Inis Oirr

10st 3lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

7yo who's in his first season chasing; upped in trip and switched to front-running with a first-time visor in the Edinburgh National at Musselburgh 11 weeks ago and he took the field apart, moving 21l clear in the closing stages; that was over an extended 3m7f on good to soft, but he has been placed on soft; up 14lb today but that latest performance could hardly have been more authoritative.

10/1

1st

12

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Inis Oirr

10st 8lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

made virtually all

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £277.00
Straight Forecast £290.00
Trifecta £1336.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Itchy Feet

The Guardian:

Erne River

Telegraph:

Green Book

TOPSPEED:

Wakool

The Times:

Ashtown Lad

Daily Mail:

Erne River

The Sun:

Erne River

D Express:

Green Book

RP Ratings:

Itchy Feet

POSTDATA:

Itchy Feet

Daily Mirror:

Itchy Feet

The Star:

Itchy Feet

Daily Record:

Itchy Feet