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15:15 Sedgefield

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MW Paving And Groundworks Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 3m 3f 9y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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MW Paving And Groundworks Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze Series Qualifier)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 9-8PP5 C

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Has regressed but he took a step back in the right direction when fifth of 19 at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) last month; continues to drop down the weights and now returns to the scene of his two wins; could go well.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

The Blame Game

11st 6lb

J: William Maggs

T: James Ewart

held up in rear, no impression from 3 out

20/1

0

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Musselburgh

The Blame Game

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

All three wins have been at Sedgefield (2m4f-3m3f) on a sound surface; pulled up lame at Kelso in May; has a bit to prove on return from layoff, not least his ability from this mark.

12/1

3

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:05 Kelso

The Blame Game

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

ran in snatches, held up in rear, nudged along after 5th, pushed along after 8th

3/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -40194 CD

Last run: 98 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent in second half of last year but made it two C&D wins when scoring here in September (good to firm) and returned to form when fourth at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November; key player on first run since.

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3rd

4

31st May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

20:50 Cartmel

Thatbeatsbanagher

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Has been in good form this year, winning two of his four races (second in the other two), the latest at Newcastle earlier this month (2m7f, good; fourth has won since); up 4lb; chance.

3/1

1st

3

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Thatbeatsbanagher

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Gained all three British wins over 3m3f at Sedgefield, the latest off 7lb lower in March; ran very well over that C&D last month and won't care what the weather does here, but is away from his happy hunting ground.

11/2

2nd

1

14th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:30 Sedgefield

Thatbeatsbanagher

12st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

Triple C&D winner, including on soft; comfortable scorer last time, for which he has gone up 5lb; that form hasn't worked out well but he clearly relishes his visits here and is a big player.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1/0P37

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Fair third of 19 over hurdles at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) last month on his third start back from a long absence, and he didn't jump well when back over fences last time (tailed off); respected now back in this sphere.

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4th

6

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

First Man

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent

5/1

4th

5

24th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

20:20 Southwell

First Man

11st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent, led before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, not fluent last, weakened run-in

7/1

3rd

3

23rd Feb 2023

Good

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

15:15 Sedgefield

First Man

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair third of 19 over hurdles at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) last month on his third start back from a long absence, and he didn't jump well when back over fences last time (tailed off); respected now back in this sphere.

4/1

Form: F/3626

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Catterick (3m1f, soft) on New Year's Day and also effective on good ground; not quite at the same level at Wetherby (3m, soft) since and now 0-18, but it wasn't a bad run and he might not be far away

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9th

11

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

My Strong Man

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Second at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) last month and also ran well when close fifth at Wetherby (3m, soft) a fortnight ago; evidently in good nick but is 0-18 over hurdles now and may have to settle for another minor role.

7/1

5th

9

25th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:10 Wetherby

My Strong Man

10st 8lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

disputed lead, led 4 out, headed 3 out, no extra from 2 out

9/2

2nd

7

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

15:39 Catterick

My Strong Man

11st 5lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

led, faced challenge from 3 out, headed after 2 out, soon ridden, rallied and challenging last, no extra run-in

8/1

Form: 046

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way on his three hurdle starts (2m3f-3m) but this British point winner has far more realistic claims now going handicapping off a basement mark; interesting, all the more so if attracting market support.

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3rd

4

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Benny Baloo

11st 3lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Mainly decent efforts when sent chasing last season, winning off 7lb lower on second start at Market Rasen (3m, soft to soft) and third over same C&D last time (February 3m, soft); could go well back from break.

5/1

3rd

5

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:35 Market Rasen

Benny Baloo

11st 6lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway 12th, pushed along when slow jump 3 out

4/1

Form: 69P0PP

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on old French form but has struggled in Britain; a transformation is required.

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6th

8

23rd Feb 2023

Good

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

15:15 Sedgefield

Hideo

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Very well handicapped on old French form but has struggled in Britain; a transformation is required.

25/1

9

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:10 Catterick

Hideo

10st 2lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Very well handicapped on old French form but has struggled in Britain and is 10lb out of the handicap here; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces.

33/1

6

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:40 Catterick

Hideo

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Very well handicapped on French form and Brian Hughes rides for the first time, but he's struggled in Britain and is hard to fancy on recent evidence.

14/1

Form: 8050P-

Last run: 418 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced for Peter McCreery in Ireland but didn't show much and looks to be on a tough mark for her British/stable debut.

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7

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:20 Market Rasen

Secrets De Famille

10st 4lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Neil Mechie

Unplaced in 11 career starts, the latest when tailed off on chasing debut at Cartmel nine days ago, after wind surgery; others preferred.

33/1

9th

9

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

19:20 Cartmel

Secrets De Famille

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Neil Mechie

Ex-Irish maiden who hasn't shown a great deal on her three hurdling starts for Neil Mechie this year; makes chasing debut after a recent wind op; 3lb out of the weights; not the obvious answer.

50/1

9th

9

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Secrets De Famille

10st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Neil Mechie

raced in second

33/1

Form: 47-434

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

6yo who is lightly raced, but she's failed to threaten on her three outings this season and needs something extra now in cheekpieces.

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2nd

5

21st Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

13:20 Fakenham

Redbridge Rosie

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

Has recorded three of her better efforts since returning this autumn, if perhaps not finding as much as expected in a Plumpton chase latest (3m2f); tailed off in this race last year, albeit off 14lb higher.

7/1

3rd

4

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

14:45 Plumpton

Redbridge Rosie

10st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

took keen hold, raced in second

3/1

2nd

8

19th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Redbridge Rosie

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Sarah Humphrey

took keen hold, prominent, went second before 2 out

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £241.00
Straight Forecast £205.10
Tricast £960.00
Trifecta £1286.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Thatbeatsbanagher

POSTDATA:

First Man

Telegraph:

Redbridge Rosie

Daily Record:

Secrets De Famille

The Sun:

The Blame Game

The Times:

First Man

The Guardian:

First Man

D Express:

First Man

RP Ratings:

Thatbeatsbanagher

Daily Mail:

Thatbeatsbanagher

Daily Mirror:

Thatbeatsbanagher

The Star:

Thatbeatsbanagher