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Good To Soft

Leaping Deere Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 3f 171y
  • Class 5
  • 0 runners
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Leaping Deere Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 69-926

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Second of 17 at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) last month and beaten only 5l when sixth of 16 at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) since; those performances read well in the context of this weak race and he's a player if conditions suit (unproven on good/good to soft); wears first-time cheekpieces.

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4th

4

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

in touch with leaders

100/30

2nd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

Dual winner over hurdles at around 2m4f this time last year (including here) and started his chasing career with two promising efforts in the autumn, but he has taken a step backwards the last twice; steps up to this sort of trip for the first time and it needs to bring about a resurgence.

9/1

4th

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Euchan Falls

10st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

Did not fire in Musselburgh race won by Indian Louis six weeks ago but ran well in his first two chases, latterly when clear second to unexposed rival over C&D (soft) in December; obvious contender if judged on that performance.

15/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 587-04

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

In good form on Flat AW this winter and ran well for a long way before fading over hurdles at Fakenham (2m7f, good) last time; could be in the mix now back down in trip, provided conditions suit (unproven on slow ground).

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7th

9

(5)

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 139y

Class 6

16:10 Pontefract

Smart Boyo

8st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Philip Kirby

Just one win from his 26 starts across both codes but he kept on to go very close over hurdles at Ayr (2m4f, good) last month and has posted fair efforts on the Flat (2m, AW) the last twice; he's an each-way possible.

13/2

5th

7

(1)

18th Apr 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Smart Boyo

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold early, midfield, pushed along and some headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

4/1

4th

2

(5)

27th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Smart Boyo

9st 5lb

J: Madi Patzelt

T: Philip Kirby

Strong traveller who doesn't always find a lot and has only won once (this time last year in first-time blinkers); has been in good form over hurdles, however, and has been found the right race under a 7lb claimer.

2/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 680

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Down the field on all three hurdle starts (soft/heavy) but his best Flat form came on good going and he could be an improver if back on better ground for this handicap debut; has a lowly mark and a first-time visor.

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10

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Paramaribo

11st 0lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Won on the Flat on latest rules start (May 2023) and dug deep to win a soft-ground point for new stable last month; still unexposed over hurdles and evidently in good nick; considered each-way.

10/1

1st

6

(7)

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

21:00 Ayr

Paramaribo

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Iain Jardine

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway over 4f out, pushed along and in touch with leaders 3f out, challenging 2f out, ridden and led inside final furlong, kept on well, won going away

9/4

2nd

3

(8)

15th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:00 Musselburgh

Paramaribo

9st 7lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Iain Jardine

towards rear, headway when short of room 2f out, pushed along and not clear run over 1f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, challenging towards finish, just failed

11/2

Form: 00473

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Point winner (3m, yielding) who left the form of his first handicap run well behind when third at Catterick (2m3f, good) recently; could have more to offer for top northern stable and he's one to consider.

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6th

7

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Heros De Moutiers

10st 13lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders

20/1

6th

3

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:35 Sedgefield

Heros De Moutiers

11st 9lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

held up in last

8/1

Form: 96-60O

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Pulled hard in first-time blinkers and was in a clear lead when taking the wrong course after the fifth flight here last time; below par previously and it's hard to make a pressing case, but he's shown ability in the past and is not discounted in this weak contest; a visor goes on this time.

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5th

9

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Northern Falcon

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

prominent

8/1

9

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Northern Falcon

10st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

Pulled hard in first-time blinkers and was in a clear lead when taking the wrong course after the fifth flight at Musselburgh last time; his claims aren't compelling on earlier hurdle form; a visor goes on this time.

16/1

11

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

13:00 Musselburgh

Northern Falcon

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

Placed in bumpers and he's on a basement mark over hurdles; however, he's struggled to get competitive over hurdles (including in three handicaps) and the first-time blinkers need to make a big difference.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 09987P

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Merely mid-division in Ireland in first two handicaps and pulled up at 50-1 on last month's stable debut at Sedgefield; others preferred.

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5th

9

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

17:10 Newcastle

Nights Of Doyen

10st 8lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Kate Leckenby

Unplaced all starts, the latest three in Britain; first-time blinkers need to effect major improvement; down in trip.

33/1

10th

10

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:00 Perth

Nights Of Doyen

10st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Kate Leckenby

Maiden; pulled up on British debut in January and beaten a fair way behind Euchan Falls at Musselburgh the following month.

33/1

6th

2

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Nights Of Doyen

11st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Kate Leckenby

prominent

33/1

Form: 52750

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

50-1 or bigger on his three hurdle starts and has failed to shine, but today's handicap debut provides a far more realistic opportunity and he was runner-up in one of his bumpers; Brian Hughes booked and could be involved.

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3

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Getabeau

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Chris Grant

towards rear

6/1

11th

7

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Getabeau

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

led, jumped right 1st, headed after 4 out

50/1

5th

7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

Getabeau

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Chris Grant

Has shown ability at an ordinary level in bumpers but failed to match the pick of that form on hurdle debut; might well find one or two too good again.

66/1

Form: 3-3458

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Struggled on her two starts in the autumn and, following wind surgery, it was the same story on last month's handicap debut at Kelso (2m, heavy); something to prove but she remains lightly raced and showed some promise in the first half of last year; not written off.

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4

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Its A Midnight

11st 6lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent

12/1

8th

7

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

13:00 Kelso

Its A Midnight

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Handicap newcomer who has been well beaten the last twice; however, she's had wind surgery since (also wears a first-time tongue-tie) and that may help her tap back into the promise shown in the first half of last year (including on heavy ground); could have a part to play.

7/1

5th

3

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:00 Newcastle

Its A Midnight

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Placed in an Ayr bumper (heavy) in February, on her second start; followed that up with a promising hurdles debut (2m, good to soft) in May; looked in need of the run when well beaten in a Hexham novices' contest last month; open to improvement now stepping up in trip.

7/1

Form: 334-7P

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Two-time French Flat winner who ran some fair races in last season's juvenile hurdle campaign; however, he's struggled on both starts this term and needs to turn things around with a visor replacing cheekpieces.

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0

8

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:12 Perth

Ultra Violet

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

0-18 over hurdles but has largely been consistent since the spring; made most of the running when third behind Prince Nino over C&D this month and has the same mark today; probably won't be far away.

7/1

3rd

7

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Perth

Ultra Violet

10st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Dual Flat winner over 1m in France; yet to win over hurdles although has been running well enough in handicaps over 2m4f/3m here this summer to suggest he has a chance.

8/1

6th

6

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:45 Perth

Ultra Violet

10st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders, reminder after 6th, in rear when mistake 8th, struggling from 4 out

9/2

Form: -P4P8P

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who has had a wind op since his last run and could return to form when back on good ground, on which his stand-out performance came; however, his profile is patchy and others are more compelling.

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5

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:50 Cartmel

Charlies Rockstar

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Unplaced all eight hurdling starts and not seen since pulled up on soft ground in February; today's return to a quicker surface ought to suit, but his claims are not obvious.

16/1

7

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Charlies Rockstar

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

prominent

20/1

4

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

12:50 Sedgefield

Charlies Rockstar

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Belied 125-1 odds when fourth in 2m1f course maiden in October (good ground) but soundly beaten in two low-grade handicaps since; others have much stronger claims.

33/1

Form: 8/50U-

Last run: 349 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has shown very little under rules and she was a first-fence faller in a point-to-point last March when last seen; she's hard to fancy.

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7

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle

Worldly Approach

10st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

Following an absence she was pulled up on two quick runs last month and remains a maiden.

50/1

9

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:00 Sedgefield

Worldly Approach

11st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

Yet to finish within 36l of the winner when completing over hurdles and pulled up a long way out on her seasonal return; opposable.

200/1

10

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Worldly Approach

10st 7lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

didn't jump well, always towards rear, pulled up with one circuit to go

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £189.00
Straight Forecast £205.80
Tricast £896.10
Trifecta £931.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Heros De Moutiers

The Sun:

Euchan Falls

D Express:

Getabeau

The Times:

Paramaribo

RP Ratings:

Heros De Moutiers

POSTDATA:

Heros De Moutiers

Telegraph:

Heros De Moutiers

Daily Mirror:

Heros De Moutiers

Daily Record:

Heros De Moutiers

The Star:

Euchan Falls