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Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £56270
  • 2m 7f 213y
  • Class 1
  • 24 runners
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Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 24 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.30
  • Place: £2.90

Form: -P4030 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Came through takingly to win a competitive 3m handicap at Leopardstown last February (yielding); has yo-yo'd between different trips and disciplines this winter; third to impressive Maxxum at Leopardstown in December and although the altered weights should go some way to evening things up with that rival, overall this is still a tough assignment.

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15

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Good Time Jonny

10st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, pulled up after 18th

10/1

3rd

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

16:25 Fairyhouse

Good Time Jonny

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, went modest third after 2nd, no extra from 3 out

5/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: -11114 D

Last run: 145 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Had minor bumper form on soft; won first four starts for Gordon Elliott, all on good ground, the latest of them when upped to 3m; ran well in defeat when fourth in a C&D qualifier in October, even if unable to sustain his effort in the closing stages; should still have some improvement in him but has more to prove than some on this slower ground.

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25/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: U233-3

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Latest hurdle win was over three years ago but he has twice run excellent races at the Festival, particularly when a close third in this race 12 months ago (soft; off this mark); made satisfactory return from a layoff at Haydock last month and he could go well at a price.

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15th

10

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Mill Green

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Nicky Henderson

Third in the big 3m handicap hurdles at the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals in both 2022 and 2023; exposed 12yo but there's every indication that he retains all of that ability, so may well be seriously involved once more.

20/1

3rd

4

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Mill Green

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Acts on heavy; third in 3m handicap hurdles at the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals last spring for the second season running; two runs over fences this winter suggest he's at least as good as ever; exposed 12yo but he should be seriously involved.

7/1

28/1

  • Place: £9.10

Form: 59-615 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Creditable fifth in the Albert Bartlett here last March; has a fine record in handicaps, making it four wins out of five completions in a useful 2m7f Sandown event in February (good to soft) but the bar is higher today and he failed to shine in a Grade 2 at Haydock last month.

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4th

9

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Green Book

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Creditable fifth in the Albert Bartlett here last March; has a fine record in handicaps, making it four wins out of five completions in a useful 2m7f Sandown event in February (good to soft) but the bar is higher today and he failed to shine in a Grade 2 at Haydock last month.

28/1

5th

1

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:05 Haydock

Green Book

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Course winner who landed a competitive Grade 3 handicap at Sandown (2m7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, having won the same race last year; also effective on good going and could be in the mix despite a 4lb penalty.

11/4

1st

9

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Green Book

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Three wins last winter, culminating in this race (4lb higher today); good fifth in the 3m Grade 1 novice race at Cheltenham in March; had wind surgery in September and returned with a heavy defeat behind Flight Deck when second favourite at Chepstow at Christmas; may have needed that race but it will be interesting to see whether his backers return.

9/1

Form: 1P-341 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Looked a very bright prospect on hurdle debut at Newbury (good to soft) but was pulled up in a Grade 1 novice at Aintree last April; had back surgery after and stepped up on first two handicap defeats when, after travelling kindly, he won with authority at Exeter last month (2m7f, good); this is a much taller order but it can now be onwards and upwards.

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2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Walking On Air

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Fifth in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham (3m, soft; unraced on heavy) last March off 1lb lower, doing well considering his jumping wasn't great and he didn't get the best of runs; close call on chase debut at Newbury (2m6f, soft) on sole run this season showed he's better than ever and he also has Grade 1 entry in Cheltenham novice chase; major claims.

7/2

2nd

2

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Walking On Air

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

2-7 over hurdles; absent since slightly disappointing run at Punchestown in April but was very creditable fifth off today's mark in Pertemps Final at Cheltenham Festival (3m, soft) in March and it will be very interesting to see how he fares on today's chasing debut.

7/2

9th

5

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Walking On Air

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Disappointed as a novice but had back surgery after and back to form to win at Exeter this season; ran well in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham since but his chance would be enhanced if the ground dried out.

8/1

Form: 121-23 D

Last run: 145 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Crept through the ranks over hurdles without doing lasting damage to his mark and his third in C&D qualifier in October (good), when picking up late on the run to the line, suggested there was still some better to come; all wins on good but he has run to form on soft; yard has won this four times.

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8th

9

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

14:25 Aintree

An Tailliur

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Added to his solid record when sixth of 23 to Good Time Jonny in the Pertemps at Cheltenham (3m, soft), shaping a bit better than the bare result after getting messed about a bit approaching the last and also hitting the flight; fresh for this stage of the season and likely to give a good account.

8/1

6th

10

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

An Tailliur

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Crept through the ranks over hurdles without doing lasting damage to his mark and his third in C&D qualifier in October (good), when picking up late on the run to the line, suggested there was still some better to come; all wins on good but he has run to form on soft; yard has won this four times.

10/1

3rd

8

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

An Tailliur

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

towards rear of midfield, steady headway after 6th, in touch with leaders 2 out, soon ridden, went third final 110yds, stayed on

15/2

Form: 222117 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Made very good progress since upped to 3m+ last May, doing well to hold off Coltor and The Bosses Oscar at Musselburgh last month (3m, good); rare off day at Haydock since, though, and a major revival is needed.

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6th

5

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Brandy McQueen

11st 10lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Four-time hurdle winner who won by 19l over fences here (2m7f, good to soft) in October; well treated on that form but he's lost his way in last four starts and was well held back over hurdles last time; has something to prove and he needs to turn things around; cheekpieces removed.

25/1

7th

8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Brandy McQueen

11st 8lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

raced wide early, led soon after start

25/1

Form: -11222 D BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Had an excellent time of it in the last 12 months, completing a hat-trick at Uttoxeter in November (2m7f, soft); has held his form well in the face of an ever-climbing mark but this looks a step too far.

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2nd

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

The Changing Man

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Progressive hurdle form last season included a course win on soft (unraced on heavy); excellent second to class act Stay Away Fay on chase debut at Exeter in November (3m, good to soft) but he's finished well beaten in his final two runs, latterly when favourite for his handicap debut in this discipline; did make a bad mistake four out that day and, if avoiding a similar mishap here, he has the class to be very competitive.

7/1

4th

3

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:10 Exeter

The Changing Man

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

towards rear, bad mistake and nearly lost jockey 14th, recovered and steady headway before 4 out, ridden 3 out, outpaced 2 out, jumped left and weakened last

5/2

4th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:24 Warwick

The Changing Man

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Progressive in 3m handicap hurdles last season (including on soft) and took his form to a new level when second at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November on chase debut, 1l ahead of Grey Dawning who has improved since; unseated six out in Grade 2 at Sandown latest; needs to resume improvement in a major way if he's to beat the best of these.

6/1

Form: 3-2386

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Latest hurdle win came over 3m1f at Huntingdon last January but he is still 5lb higher so has plenty on his plate in much better company than he's used to; cheekpieces (last used in April 2021) are refitted.

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7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Risk And Roll

11st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

held up in rear, disputing fourth after 3rd, pulled up before 8th, race voided

7/1

10

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Risk And Roll

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

Fair efforts over hurdles on his two runs this winter (good/good to soft) and he won at Uttoxeter (3m, soft) last September on his last chase start; on a competitive mark and could be in the mix.

12/1

Form: -13423

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Time is still on his side and he ran a fair third from out of the weights on handicap debut behind Glimpse Of Gala at Warwick in January (3m1f, heavy); replacing cheekpieces with first-time blinkers probably needs to make a difference, though.

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4

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:13 Kilbeggan

Level Neverending

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

hung left throughout

6/1

3rd

12

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Level Neverending

10st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole hurdle win came here; fairly consistent of late, including a 6l defeat in the Pertemps on his penultimate start and a 5l defeat at Punchestown last month; remains on a good mark and this looks a little easier.

6/1

26

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Level Neverending

10st 3lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: Gordon Elliott

First reserve; record of 1-9 over hurdles but has run respectably in big handicaps lately, including in first-time blinkers in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; due to run in the 3.40 here Wednesday.

33/1

Form: P-4612

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Won Grade 1 novice chase in 2020 but became hard to place over fences; exploited a lower hurdle mark at Huntingdon in January (3m1f, good to soft) but it was Wakool who found the stronger finish of the two to win a Grade 2 at Haydock since (3m, good to soft); no good thing to reverse the places on this stiffer finish and he is up against it.

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7th

2

25th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:45 Huntingdon

Itchy Feet

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Olly Murphy

Won this race last year (good to soft) and he might have finished closer in the Final at Cheltenham, when beaten under 7l, with an uninterrupted run; two lesser runs followed but he took advantage of a winning mark at Market Rasen in November; weights chance back up 3lb.

8/1

1st

2

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 2

13:40 Market Rasen

Itchy Feet

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Failed to fire on final outing last season and pulled up on last month's reappearance at Newton Abbot; however, he may have needed that latest outing and runs off the same mark as when winning at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) in January; capable of playing a leading role.

9/2

0

1

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 2

15:35 Newton Abbot

Itchy Feet

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

raced in second, lost two places but prominent before 5th, outpaced before 3 out

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 22-341 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Close up in a big-field handicap at Punchestown last April (2m4f, good to yielding); seemingly had a transformation for wind surgery and the step up to 2m7f in cheekpieces at Chepstow 19 days ago (good to soft) where he breezed through the race without a care in the world; raised 11lb in a far more competitive race but the winning impression was vivid.

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10th

8

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Thanksforthehelp

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Cruised to victory in first-time cheekpieces in this race (good to soft) last year off 10lb lower; a slightly disappointing when favourite for Pertemps Final at Cheltenham the following month and followed his Southwell novice win with a poor show on good ground in May; absent since but would have a good shout if returning in the form he showed in this 12 months ago.

13/2

10

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

12:35 Haydock

Thanksforthehelp

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Low-mileage 6yo who cruised to victory in first-time cheekpieces at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) in February; slightly disappointing when favourite for Pertemps Final at Cheltenham the following month but proved his wellbeing with a recent novice win and still has potential.

4/1

Form: -17241 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Multiple 3m winner on good to soft/soft, most recently when looking beaten from some way out in Grade 2 at Haydock last month but buckling down in great style to deny Itchy Feet; looks vulnerable returned to career-high mark.

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9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Wakool

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: N W Alexander

Former Grade 2 winner but has become inconsistent and his improvement during the past three years has come over 3m.

33/1

6th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Wakool

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Won this last year (good to soft) and is also effective on heavy; however, he'll probably need a bigger performance than 12 months ago if he's to score today, and he's been inconsistent this season.

16/1

Form: 542110 D BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Hardly had to get out of bed to win handicaps at Navan (2m6f, yielding) and Leopardstown (3m, soft) on second and third starts for this yard; had to shoulder another huge rise at the latter track on latest start and, while he could have had a clearer run before finishing nearly 15l behind Perceval Legallois, his run there questioned whether he is still ahead of the handicapper.

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1st

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Maxxum

11st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, led narrowly from 5 out, not fluent 3 out, went clear going best before last, ridden and reduced lead run-in, always doing enough

14/1

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 45y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Maxxum

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

led on inner, not fluent 4th, briefly headed after 4th, not fluent 5th, faced challenges when not fluent then stumbled and fell 2 out

14/1

Form: -42143

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Two strong Festival runs, fifth in the Martin Pipe in 2020 (soft) and finding just one too good in this race one year later (good to soft); went through a bad patch last winter and has had sinus problems but a close third at Musselburgh (3m, good) last month when back from a break shows he is ready to do himself justice off 6lb lower than in 2021; yard has won three of the last five runnings.

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0

8

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:33 Down Royal

The Bosses Oscar

12st 0lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, pushed along briefly after 1st

10/1

3rd

3

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

16:18 Cork

The Bosses Oscar

11st 8lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, lost second before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, lost third last, rallied and went third again towards finish

6/1

5th

2

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:35 Cork

The Bosses Oscar

11st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

led at slow pace

5/1

Form: 4/3744

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Very promising two winters ago, finishing fourth in the Ballymore at this meeting, but he was off for 19 months and didn't go on over fences this season; made low-key return to hurdles when fourth to Thanksforthehelp at Chepstow recently (2m7f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained today) and has it to prove for now.

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No Results Found

Form: -72134 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Series of good staying efforts over the last 12 months, winning twice with different tactics (on good/heavy) but he was no match for Walking On Air at Exeter last month and this looks too demanding.

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5

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Burrows Park

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

pressed leader, shaken up before 4 out, weakened on turn before 3 out, soon dropped to last, pulled up home straight

14/1

5th

4

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Burrows Park

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Quirky customer who often races lazily; well suited by a slog in the mud and now 11lb lower than when making all at Exeter (2m7f, heavy) 14 months ago but it's hard to predict the extent to which he'll warm to the task.

7/1

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Burrows Park

10st 12lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Multiple winner off higher marks over hurdles; best form this season when second off 8lb higher at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December; has an unconvincing record over fences but returns to this sphere looking attractively handicapped.

3/1

Form: 472658

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Came from off the pace to take sixth over 3m at Leopardstown in February but his sole hurdle win came in a maiden two years ago and it's hard to see him winning his first handicap in a race like this.

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7th

8

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 180y

15:32 Clonmel

Takarengo

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

1-26 record over hurdles; fair placed form over fences this season gives him claims of sorts but likely to find a couple too good.

8/1

5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Takarengo

11st 13lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

1-25 record over hurdles is an ongoing negative; fair placed form over fences lately, in defiance of his tendency to make mistakes; made little impression over hurdles at Cheltenham nine days ago.

10/1

8

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Takarengo

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Did well to remain competitive in his recent handicap chases at Galway (2m6f) considering the mistakes he made; seems more effective over hurdles but he's hard to win with (1-24 in this discipline).

20/1

Form: 1-5414 CD

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Made great strides over the last year and the step up to 3m was a help when coming clear of Jet Of Magic over C&D on New Year's Day (soft); went up 8lb and might have found the sharper test not quite as helpful at Huntingdon since (good to soft); further improvement on the cards back here.

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6th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Hector Javilex

11st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

12/1

12th

18

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Hector Javilex

10st 7lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Did well last term, including with a Cheltenham win (3m, soft), until tailed off in this race; much more like it again when third of 14 in the Musselburgh qualifier last month, but he does need to hit a new high.

25/1

3rd

6

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Hector Javilex

11st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Did well last term until tailed off in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham in March; chase debut in December wasn't a disgrace but he now needs to resume last winter's improvement.

16/1

Form: 5-2321 CD

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Useful effort when runner-up at Kempton two starts ago (2m5f, good to soft; has won on soft); has looked as if he has a mind of his own but there was no sign of that when upped to 3m in first-time cheekpieces here in December, where he put on a convincing spurt to go clear; raised 7lb but he could continue to go well at this trip.

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7

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Captain Morgs

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Won at Cheltenham in December 2022 by 7l off 2lb lower but, following a good second over fences, he was pulled up in the same race this season; that was on soft and he does have something to prove on soft and heavy.

16/1

0

2

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Captain Morgs

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Won this race last year by 7l off 3lb lower; second over fences at Huntingdon last month showed his wellbeing; firmly in calculations but he does have more to prove if the ground is worse than good to soft.

7/1

Form: -32211 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Recent wins have been terrier-like rather than impressive, over 3m at Kempton (soft) and in a qualifier at Warwick (3m1f, heavy) where she looked a sitting duck before her fighting spirit came into play; first-time headgear of unknown benefit but recent rain will help her more than some.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Warwick

Glimpse Of Gala

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent, pressed leader with one circuit to go, not fluent and lost ground 7th, hit 4 out, dropped to rear 3 out, weakened home turn

14/1

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Glimpse Of Gala

11st 6lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Often leads; last season was a good one in staying hurdles; reappeared over fences and then tailed off back hurdling at Kempton; however, getting back on slower ground was a positive when a 13l fifth to Classic Concorde at Chepstow and he was within 2l of Thursday's Cheltenham winner Monmiral; ran in snatches that day but unlikely to be far away.

40/1

5th

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Glimpse Of Gala

11st 8lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Often leads and often ridden by Bradley Roberts; had a fine season last term, including winning the Warwick qualifier (3m1f, heavy), except for her heavy defeat in the final at Cheltenham; chase/seasonal debut in October looked promising, which was followed by a flop over hurdles (good to soft) but today's more testing ground should help; needs peak form.

8/1

Form: /P01-2

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Looked as if no trip could be too far when winning valuable 2m1f Flat handicap in 2021 (yielding/soft); form see-sawed since but he has looked on good terms with himself for new yard, especially when a close second, just ahead of The Bosses Oscar, at Musselburgh last month (good) in only his second 3m hurdle race; up 4lb but this thorough test should suit; can go well.

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4th

2

(3)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 4

17:10 Musselburgh

Coltor

10st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Useful winning hurdler who wasn't disgraced given he was harried for the lead when third of four in 2m Beverley handicap in July; he's one to consider after a break.

5/1

3rd

3

(4)

18th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 32y

Class 3

16:55 Beverley

Coltor

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led but pestered

2/1

Form: 25-P53

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced maiden; has had some difficult assignments but was no real threat when third to Walking On Air on handicap debut at Exeter last month (2m7f, good; first-time cheekpieces, retained); this asks a lot, too.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Moka De Vassy

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

prominent

12/1

5

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Moka De Vassy

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

in touch with leaders, jumped left 1st

7/1

9th

6

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Moka De Vassy

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Not one to set your clock by but he has flashes of good form and had one of his better days when beating three rivals at Taunton (3m, good to soft) three weeks ago; 2lb rise is nothing to get down about but this is appreciably tougher than that.

6/1

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