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Virgin Bet Cheltenham Festival Money Back Handicap Hurdle (For The Craigie Cup)

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Virgin Bet Cheltenham Festival Money Back Handicap Hurdle (For The Craigie Cup)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: -24121 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Progressive since wind operation, making it two wins in three starts at Kelso under Patrick Wadge with all-the-way success in a novice (2m, heavy) in January; seems versatile from ground perspective and obvious chance if translating Kelso form to this track.

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2nd

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Traprain Law

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Course hurdles winner (2m, good) who made it 2-4 over fences when easily making all over C&D (heavy) in February last time out; 10lb higher against classier opposition today but remains to be seen where limitations lie.

5/1

1st

1

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Ayr

Traprain Law

11st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Came up short in Class 2 race last month but has a largely solid and progressive record otherwise; jumped well and made all for easy success at Kelso (2m1f, heavy; second chase run) the time before; remains of interest back down in grade.

7/2

5th

8

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Traprain Law

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Progressive 6yo who built upon promising seasonal/chase debut when making all for comfortable success at Kelso (2m1f, heavy) last month; 10lb higher in a much deeper race today but should be fine on the faster ground and needs to be taken very seriously.

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1-1352 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won handicap hurdle on seasonal reappearance over C&D (good to soft) in October; disappointed on next two starts but much more like it when second of five at Kelso (2m, good) last month; only 1lb higher than for last success so fair claims if taking step forward from latest run.

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11th

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Ginger Mail

10st 6lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Likeable 2m hurdler who beat Cracking Rhapsody at Kelso (soft) in January and chased him home in the Morebattle there (good to soft) last time; just as effective on this course but now needs to find something extra.

25/1

2nd

11

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Ginger Mail

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Went close at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in November and won four-runner handicap over this C&D (soft) in January; solid third of six over C&D (soft) last time but there's a suspicion today's task will prove too competitive.

33/1

3rd

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Ginger Mail

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Not at his best when tried in a visor at Cheltenham in December but sound efforts with today's headgear either side of that, last time winning four-runner event over C&D (soft, Cracking Rhapsody second, third just beaten at Catterick on Tuesday); a possible.

11/2

Form: 63F428

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on handicap debut at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) in November; too free back from a break when down the field over same C&D last month; could be a different proposition with the freshness knocked out of him.

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6th

8

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

16:10 Carlisle

Kilbrainy

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

in touch with leaders

7/4

Form: 547580

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Irish import; little impact in three runs for current stable but falling down the weights and no surprise to see a revival at some stage; only success so far achieved on good ground.

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5th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Minella Youngy

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

raced in second, lost second after 9th, lost third and weakening before 4 out

33/1

1st

6

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

18:05 Kelso

Minella Youngy

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

raced in fourth, went third after 4th

9/2

3rd

3

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

Minella Youngy

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

Placed three times over hurdles this season and ran as well as could be expected on Flat debut latest; not out of this but well beaten only chasing attempt (final start in Ireland last December).

10/1

Form: FU2950

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Kelso chase in October but heavy defeats on last three starts over fences and hurdles, on latest of them beaten out of sight in a 2m4f handicap hurdle here; of little appeal until showing considerably more.

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6th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Gladiatorial

12st 0lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield, good headway and went second before 9th

15/2

5th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Gladiatorial

11st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield, headway when not fluent 3 out, no impression approaching last

2/1

Form: 1267PP D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Big prices when pulled up in both starts following wind surgery; handicapper has relented but he can only be watched until showing signs of a revival.

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6th

1

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Faron

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won a maiden (2m2f) and a novice hurdle (2m2f) on good to yielding in Ireland last season; has been disappointing for current yard, and although well handicapped, has plenty to prove.

8/1

3rd

7

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Faron

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Stuart Coltherd

raced in second, went third after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon outpaced, not fluent last, no match for first two

20/1

11th

6

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Faron

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Stuart Coltherd

always behind

25/1

Form: 504200

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden over hurdles; creditable second of 16 on handicap debut at Down Royal on Boxing Day but two subsequent runs have been underwhelming; first-time tongue tie needs to galvanise.

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10th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Cave Court

12st 4lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

raced wide, midfield

7/1

10th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Cave Court

10st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Ran up a four-timer over hurdles and fences last August/September; runner-up to subsequent scorer Clonmeen in a handicap chase at Down Royal in November; potentially well treated relative to chase form, brought down at the fourth at Down Royal.

10/1

9

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Cave Court

10st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

held up in rear, brought down 4th

6/1

Form: 900511 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

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7th

3

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Down Royal

Maimies Magic

11st 12lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

prominent

5/1

3rd

10

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Maimies Magic

10st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Running well in defeat this campaign and respectable fourth at Kelso last time but this is tougher, despite her lower mark over here.

10/1

4th

10

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:55 Kelso

Maimies Magic

10st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Won handicaps here (2m2f), heavy) and Newcastle (2m1f, soft) last winter but he's run hot and cold since his last success and was disappointing when favourite at Naas last time; has a bit to prove after another break including stamina at this new trip; tongue-tie added.

11/1

Form: 4-5396 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Regressive 10yo; not disgraced but didn't show enough when sixth of 13 at Carlisle last month to suggest he will be winning this.

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1st

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Serious Ego

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Went up 12lb for two wins at Hexham in November (2m heavy); some fair efforts since, but well beaten at Musselburgh last time; back on a fair mark now; a possible.

5/1

8th

12

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Serious Ego

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Won twice on heavy ground at Hexham in November (2m) and may need that sort of stamina test these days; got outpaced at Ayr last time when behind Mack The Man.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £36.00
Straight Forecast £38.60
Tricast £81.20
Trifecta £44.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Ginger Mail

SPOTLIGHT:

Traprain Law

TOPSPEED:

Faron

POSTDATA:

Ginger Mail

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Daily Mail:

Ginger Mail

Daily Mirror:

Ginger Mail

Telegraph:

Traprain Law

The Guardian:

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Daily Record:

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