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Make Your Best Bet At BetVictor Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10744.19
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Make Your Best Bet At BetVictor Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-3013 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

4-8 under rules and 2-5 over hurdles, latest win in handicap at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft; acts on good) in January; creditable third off this 4lb higher mark at Catterick latest and he's in each-way calculations.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

7

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

14:15 Haydock

Fruit N Nut

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Enjoyed a fruitful period in Class 3 handicaps last season before finishing tailed off in a higher grade at Aintree (soft no real excuse); this is another rung up the ladder and he looks up against it.

33/1

10th

17

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Fruit N Nut

11st 3lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Sound record in Class 3 handicaps this year, including wins at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) and Newbury (2m, good); however, has more on his plate off new mark in this higher grade.

25/1

1st

4

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:25 Newbury

Fruit N Nut

11st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

4-8 under rules and 2-5 over hurdles, latest win in handicap at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft; acts on good) in January; creditable third off this 4lb higher mark at Catterick latest and he's in each-way calculations.

5/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1541 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won the first and latest of his four races over hurdles, latterly on his handicap hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, good); raised 6lb but may well have more to offer.

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3rd

14

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Artistic Choice

10st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Michael Bell

Fairly useful Flat-racer who is 2-6 over hurdles; pulled up in soft-ground Newbury handicap 33 days ago but has claims if judged on his close second off today's mark there (2m, good) three weeks earlier.

10/1

12

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 183y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Artistic Choice

10st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Michael Bell

Juvenile hurdler who has performed well in 2m handicaps the last twice, winning at Huntingdon then close second here; Flat record suggests he'll stay this longer distance; possibilities off a low weight.

8/1

2nd

8

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:25 Newbury

Artistic Choice

10st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Michael Bell

Won the first and latest of his four races over hurdles, latterly on his handicap hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, good); raised 6lb but may well have more to offer.

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 112-27 CD

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

First two of his three wins were on good; very nearly won twice here (C&D) last March/April but bled from the nose when running creditably on chase debut in October; with a heavy defeat when he reverted to hurdling here on New Year's Eve, albeit over 2m4f, others have more pressing claims.

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4th

1

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:55 Kempton

Black Poppy

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Kerry Lee

One of two runners for this yard; progressive handicap hurdler at about 2m; won the Swinton at Haydock in May then ran well at Cheltenham two months ago, both on good ground; however, he has the worst chance at the weights in this higher grade and seems out of his depth.

100/1

2nd

4

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Black Poppy

11st 3lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Kerry Lee

In excellent form in the spring, winning on the New course here (2m1f, good) before collecting big prize at Haydock (1m7f, good); could quite plausibly have more improvement to come if fully tuned up after his break.

11/2

1st

13

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

14:15 Haydock

Black Poppy

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Kerry Lee

Well backed when returning to winning ways at Cheltenham (2m1f, good) and he was nicely on top in the finish that day; 5lb rise elevates him to a career-high mark, and that spells danger in this deeper race.

20/1

Form: /034-P

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Career started in Britain, then he scored over hurdles and on Flat during a spell in Ireland; absent 486 days, however, before never dangerous in a Flat race this January and pulled up at 100-1 in top C&D handicap three weeks ago; this is a far less daunting race but he needs to prove that enough ability remains.

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8th

11

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Glorious Zoff

10st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

He's 8lb higher than when winning at Warwick (2m, good) in May but posted some good efforts in defeat in handicaps subsequently and ran as well as could be expected in a Grade 2 last time; each-way claims.

12/1

3rd

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

15:00 Wincanton

Glorious Zoff

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, headway after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

50/1

0

8

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Glorious Zoff

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Seemingly revitalised by a wind op in early part of this season (unlucky not to complete a double) and has held his form well since but will probably find others in this field better handicapped.

20/1

Form: 43-480 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Made all in four-runner race over C&D in November 2021, completing a hat-trick, then made the frame in three major handicaps; however, a fair reappearance was the best of his three runs this season; now 3lb lower than that last winning mark and he's dropped in class.

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2nd

3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Kempton

Onemorefortheroad

10st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Five-time winner over hurdles; made it 2-2 as a chaser when overcoming a late mistake over C&D two weeks ago (good); 5lb rise not the end of the world when he's defied an even higher mark over hurdles; should have a say, for all that there'll be no easy lead available.

7/2

1st

8

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Onemorefortheroad

11st 7lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

made all, good jump 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and 2 lengths ahead when not fluent last, faced challenge final 110yds, just did enough

25/1

Form: F/8-15 D

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Looked good from the front in small field at Warwick (2m, good; 5lb higher today) last May in his second handicap; ran as though the race would bring him on when fair fifth at Ascot in November; off another 106 days but lightly raced and could be capable of better.

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3rd

6

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:25 Kempton

Gipsy De Choisel

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Campaigned at about 2m in Britain, winning at Warwick (good) last May; no progress in two runs since but may be ready for a crack at this longer distance; French win came over 2m3f; not dismissed.

6/1

6th

2

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:25 Newbury

Gipsy De Choisel

11st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Looked good from the front in small field at Warwick (2m, good; 5lb higher today) last May in his second handicap; ran as though the race would bring him on when fair fifth at Ascot in November; off another 106 days but lightly raced and could be capable of better.

4/1

5

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 2

16:10 Huntingdon

Gipsy De Choisel

11st 1lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Remains lightly raced; looked good at Warwick in May (2m, good) and ran as though the race would bring him on when fifth on his Ascot return; that was in mid-November and off since, but hard to rule out.

8/1

Form: 17-13P D

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Chase winner in France (2m3f, good to soft) who made a winning start in Britain in novice hurdle at Stratford in October; good third of 19 on handicap debut at Cheltenham (also 2m on good) in November and his flop at Kempton over Christmas came on soft; needs to resume progress but that may be possible back on good ground.

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6th

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:00 Fontwell

Master Dancer

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Stratford winner (2m novices', good) in October 2022; lightly raced since - did have a spell over fences - and acquitted himself well enough despite fading after the last when third at Huntingdon (2m4f, good, Kansas Du Berlais second) recently; possibilities.

13/2

3rd

5

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Huntingdon

Master Dancer

11st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

2m3f chase winner when trained in France; in good form in the autumn of 2022; inconsistent since but he has shown he retains ability and although well beaten over hurdles at Hereford latest he is on a handy mark now.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 110-38 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Won a novice on soft ground last March and added two good-ground handicaps in the spring; made an encouraging comeback at Kempton (2m, soft) in January but flopped at Huntingdon 16 days later; bit to prove after that but he's not dismissed.

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3

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:25 Newbury

Head Law

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won a novice on soft ground last March and added two good-ground handicaps in the spring; made an encouraging comeback at Kempton (2m, soft) in January but flopped at Huntingdon 16 days later; bit to prove after that but he's not dismissed.

11/2

8th

6

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:25 Huntingdon

Head Law

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won a novice here on soft ground last March en route to completing a hat-trick in two good-ground handicaps; mark suffered as a result but he looked dangerous before tiring into third on his Kempton comeback (2m, soft) and he's a 6yo with more to offer; shortlisted.

15/2

3rd

2

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Kempton

Head Law

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won a novice at Huntingdon (soft) last March and followed up in the spring in good-ground handicaps at Warwick and Southwell, all over 2m when hot favourite; ended last term on a poor note but was found to have a large haematoma on a knee; could easily resume improvement in this second season hurdling.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £354.00
Straight Forecast £300.70
Tricast £924.20
Trifecta £1283.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Artistic Choice

WEST COUNTRY:

Head Law

Daily Mail:

Black Poppy

The Times:

Fruit N Nut

SPOTLIGHT:

Gipsy De Choisel

Telegraph:

Master Dancer

RP Ratings:

Onemorefortheroad

D Express:

Head Law

The Star:

Black Poppy

POSTDATA:

Artistic Choice

NEWMARKET:

Artistic Choice

Daily Mirror:

Artistic Choice

The Sun:

Artistic Choice

Daily Record:

Artistic Choice

The Guardian:

Fruit N Nut

LAMBOURN:

Gipsy De Choisel