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Get Cheltenham Ready At Rhino.Bet Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 4f 139y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Get Cheltenham Ready At Rhino.Bet Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 5-5322

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Placed on last three of his four hurdling starts, looking suited by the step up to 2m4f when clear second in Ayr maiden (good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) on latest occasion; makes handicap debut here and features prominently in calculations.

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3rd

1

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Halondo

12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

2m4f handicap winner just over a year ago when with Olly Murphy and 11lb lower; runner-up over 2m7f on reappearance before a lesser showing over 3m2f; changed stables and looks one to watch on first run since Boxing Day.

12/1

4th

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

15:27 Fontwell

Halondo

12st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, went fourth after 9th, ridden and switched right before 2 out, weakened approaching last

13/8

2nd

2

14th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Lingfield

Halondo

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

dropped to last after 6th, raced wide back straight, mistake 8th, headway after 3 out, disputed lead just before 2 out, shaken up to lead approaching last, hit and sprawled on landing last, soon headed and no extra, held up in rear

3/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 12-F45

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 6yo who looked set for a clear win before last-flight fall on handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) in December; well beaten at Catterick soon afterwards and managed only fifth at Chepstow last month but the form of that Chepstow race has worked out well and he's now only 1lb above his Ludlow mark; might be the answer.

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4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Haas Boy

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Without a win in two years but alongside an in-form rival he came well clear of the rest over 2m5f at Wincanton (soft) last time despite not jumping that well; has his stamina to prove over this far but seems back on good terms with himself.

11/2

2nd

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Haas Boy

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Hasn't fulfilled early promise but, having dropped down the weights, he was a good third of 15 at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) last month; back up just 1lb and he's won on soft ground (unraced on heavy); contender.

5/1

3rd

4

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Haas Boy

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Charlie Longsdon

Sole win came in a maiden here (2m, soft), though would have defied a mid-110s mark at Ludlow 13 months ago but for falling late on; weakening efforts latterly, however, including on recent return from wind surgery.

12/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 38-113 CD BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Scored over C&D (good to soft) in first-time cheekpieces on seasonal debut in November and followed up at Catterick (2m3f, soft) just after Christmas; not in same form when well-held third at Catterick in January but could still have more improvement to come.

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3rd

1

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Happy And Fine

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

chased clear leader

5/2

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

15:35 Chepstow

Happy And Fine

11st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Looked a chaser on the up when bagging a pair of 2m4f handicaps at Leicester and Haydock either side of Christmas; pulled up in a highly competitive Cheltenham handicap chase in January but he remains one to be interested in after a break off a 2lb lower mark.

4/1

0

8

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Happy And Fine

10st 12lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Kept to hurdles for three seasons but he is making great strides as a chaser, following a Leicester win with one from the front at Haydock (both 2m4f on heavy) where he didn't waste an ounce of energy at his fences; a further 8lb rise asks for more in this better company, though.

14/1

Form: 33-60

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on seasonal/handicap debut in December but suffered heavy defeat at Wincanton (1m7f, good) three weeks later; moves up in trip with hood added today; remains very lightly raced but comes here with quite a bit to prove.

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3rd

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:50 Catterick

Sadlers Bay

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Tom Gretton

Still a maiden but this is only his fourth run over fences and he beat all bar an in-form rival over 3m at Exeter (heavy) three weeks ago; unlikely to be far away.

3/1

2nd

9

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Sadlers Bay

11st 3lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Tom Gretton

A maiden after nine starts but began his chasing career with two good efforts in November, latterly when second at Southwell (3m, heavy); moves up in grade today but Beau Morgan claims a useful 5lb; respected.

6/1

2nd

3

28th Nov 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:10 Southwell

Sadlers Bay

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom Gretton

0-7 over hurdles but might have won at Warwick (3m1f, good to soft) in May had he not lost his footing just after the penultimate fight; satisfactory chase debut at Plumpton (near 2m4f) three weeks ago; probably acts on soft; one to consider seriously.

9/2

Form: 22-052 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Four-time course winner; no longer the force of old as a 12yo but proved he retains a significant chunk of ability and ran well from the front when second at Kempton (2m5f, good) a fortnight ago; ought to handle today's slower ground reasonably well; no surprise if he's in the mix again.

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1

1st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Kempton

Ballyhome

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent

20/1

5th

1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:15 Market Rasen

Ballyhome

12st 2lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Fergal O’Brien

Four-time course winner; no longer the force of old as a 12yo but proved he retains a significant chunk of ability and ran well from the front when second at Kempton (2m5f, good) a fortnight ago; ought to handle today's slower ground reasonably well; no surprise if he's in the mix again.

9/2

2nd

6

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Kempton

Ballyhome

11st 6lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Ran well both starts here (C&D) but now a 12yo whose best form was in 2020 and May/June 2021; long absence before this season and latest start (2m4f chase) was a step back in the right direction but now he needs another.

20/1

Form: 352587 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Five-time hurdle winner; has questions to answer after some disappointing efforts this winter but is now 4lb lower than when going close in stronger C&D race than this in October (good to soft) and can't be ruled out.

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8

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Big Bad Bear

11st 4lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

prominent, not fluent 4th

16/1

0

5

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Big Bad Bear

11st 5lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders, lost position and towards rear after 3rd, not fluent 4th, pushed along after 5th, struggling after 6th, pulled up after 7th

11/1

5th

5

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

14:35 Hexham

Big Bad Bear

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 516-18

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

4-10 over hurdles, the latest win gained in four-runner race at Leicester (1m7f, good to firm) in November; not seen since 60l defeat three months ago but should be fine on today's ground and is unexposed over 2m4f.

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6th

5

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:33 Uttoxeter

Sacre Pierre

11st 4lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

raced in second, lost position after 7th, weakened quickly before 3 out, tailed off

16/1

6th

4

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

11:45 Haydock

Sacre Pierre

11st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Winner of four small-field hurdles at about 2m1f, on ground ranging from soft to good to firm; the latest one, at Leicester last November was as good as it's got but he ran poorly next time and also when back from a break in March; off again since and guesswork involved for now.

33/1

4

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:15 Market Rasen

Sacre Pierre

11st 12lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

4-10 over hurdles, the latest win gained in four-runner race at Leicester (1m7f, good to firm) in November; not seen since 60l defeat three months ago but should be fine on today's ground and is unexposed over 2m4f.

10/1

Form: 2P-45P

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and generally very disappointing since winning hurdle debut for Nicky Henderson in 2020; struggling from fairly early stage on recent stable debut; big leap of faith required to support him here.

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4th

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Warwick

Heross Du Seuil

11st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Ryan Potter

in touch with leaders

12/1

10th

6

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Heross Du Seuil

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Ryan Potter

Not as good as he was when with Nicky Henderson and, although still a winner this season (2m4f, soft) in September, his recent efforts have been thoroughly underwhelming.

10/1

Form: 7/8-58

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Hurdle and three-time Flat winner when trained by John Quinn but a well-beaten outsider on first two runs for current stable (2m4f/2m3f).

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10th

9

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

18:15 Huntingdon

Magna Moralia

10st 8lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

2m hurdle winner (good to soft) but currently on a long losing sequence; not easy to make a case for him based on his last three starts.

50/1

13th

12

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Magna Moralia

10st 4lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Exposed sort; has won three times on the Flat and once over hurdles (2m Kelso handicap in March 2021); fair fifth at Doncaster in November (2m5f, good) but well beaten since; probably needs better ground.

50/1

11

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Magna Moralia

10st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

led, headed but pressed leader 4th

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £121.00
Straight Forecast £115.50
Tricast £220.10
Trifecta £320.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Halondo

TOPSPEED:

Happy And Fine

SPOTLIGHT:

Haas Boy

POSTDATA:

Ballyhome

D Express:

Halondo

The Sun:

Halondo

The Star:

Halondo

Daily Record:

Halondo

The Times:

Happy And Fine

RP Ratings:

Haas Boy

Daily Mirror:

Ballyhome