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16:20 Fakenham

Good To Soft

Walter Wales Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 1y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Walter Wales Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: F46124

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won Warwick handicap debut upped to 2m3f (soft), and better form in defeat twice since (one C&D); held off this mark last time, though a refusal to settle offers one excuse; chance again in a weak race.

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9th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Bashers Reflection

10st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

held up in rear

20/1

8th

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Bashers Reflection

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Has appeared to idle when in front this season, which didn't stop him winning comfortably at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in November but was costly there (2m3f, soft) last month; also effective elsewhere; up 6lb for last time but this progressive 7yo could have lots more left in the tank, and he's a smooth-travelling sort who may be suited by the drop back in trip.

20/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

Bashers Reflection

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Disappointing at Aintree (2m4f, heavy) in December last time out but prior to that he impressed when winning over this C&D (heavy), and if rediscovering that form today's 6lb higher mark may not stop him.

13/2

4/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 0-900

Last run: 168 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Beaten 40l and more in four Irish starts last year, faring least well on handicap debut; back up in trip and cheekpieces added on this first start since September, but couldn't call his case compelling.

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8

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

15:59 Uttoxeter

Celine Man

10st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Henrietta C Knight

pressed leaders, briefly led 2nd, mistake 4th, not fluent and lost position briefly 9th, weakened quickly before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

14/1

7

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Celine Man

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Henrietta C Knight

The best of his five hurdle runs was his second in a Fakenham handicap in March over 2m4f, albeit beaten 12l; cheekpieces worn then are replaced by a tongue-tie; up in trip for new yard following a layoff.

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 10P70

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Diminishing returns since October's winning bumper debut, though has yet to encounter that day's good to soft (or better) over hurdles; tongue tie and wind surgery may improve matters on this handicap debut.

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6

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:35 Catterick

Rolling River

10st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Oliver Signy

Bumper winner; far from solid on hurdles form, latterly pulled up in both runs this term; however, the switch to chasing is a possible source of improvement for this southern raider; shortlisted.

6/1

0

8

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Rolling River

10st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Oliver Signy

Unexposed 5yo who won a Hexham bumper last year and kept on for respectable third here (2m4f, soft) on handicap hurdle debut in March; open to improvement over today's longer trip but needs to bounce back from last month's poor seasonal debut (first-time cheekpieces; retained) and is 2lb out of the weights.

14/1

Form: 8-465P

Last run: 186 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Multiple frame finishes over hurdles but still to win a jumps race of any sort, and ended on a low note for Amy Murphy when pulling up in a chase last September; cheekpieces replace blinkers on this stable debut.

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5th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Dynali

10st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Dual winner on the Flat; 17-race maiden over jumps and recent chase efforts uninspiring; others stronger.

33/1

5th

7

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Dynali

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent before 7th, outpaced and lost position before 4 out, weakened from 3 out

66/1

11th

12

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Dynali

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Gave fairly good account when fifth at Bangor (2m7f, good) last month, but was below that form there three weeks ago and is now 0-16 over hurdles.

33/1

Form: 9643 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Not a given he'd have won on handicap debut at Huntingdon latest (favourite) if jumping the last better; that still rated his hurdling best, and he'd shaped the time before as if this longer trip may suit.

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8th

5

(3)

9th Oct 2023

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:20 Windsor

Pride Of Hawridge

9st 9lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Stuart Edmunds

midfield, outpaced 3f out, no impression from over 2f out

20/1

7th

7

1st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:57 Warwick

Pride Of Hawridge

10st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Won twice on the Flat (1m/1m2f); has shown some aptitude for hurdling, finishing third on his handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) in February; beaten when falling at the last at Southwell 19 days ago; blinkers now given a go (both Flat wins in cheekpieces).

12/1

7

12th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:05 Southwell

Pride Of Hawridge

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along 4 out, ridden and no impression after 3 out, fell last

8/1

Form: 6/PF08

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Operating well below his peak 2019-20 win and place form since returning from a huge absence; hopes rest with added cheekpieces.

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3rd

3

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

What Will Be

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Returned from absence with some very disappointing hurdle runs last season but won on Flat in April and has held his form pretty well under both codes since; not yet proven over 2m4f but ran well for a long way when fourth at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) three weeks ago and enters calculations.

13/2

4th

3

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

What Will Be

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Dual AW winner on the Flat; second in a C&D selling hurdle (good to soft) in first-time blinkers (retained) on latest start; this tougher.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 622P53

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Free-going ways again evident upped to 2m4f at Newcastle latest (good to soft); only weakened up the run-in, however, and could easily envisage him lasting out around a sharper track; player on handicap debut.

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No Results Found

Form: 26521/ D

Last run: 712 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Signed off for Tom George with a Plumpton staying chase win almost two years ago; starts out for new connections off 1lb lower than that day, and all just a matter of whether this proves needed.

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2

1st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:47 Warwick

Manofthemoment

11st 9lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Caroline Fryer

Won 3m1f chase for Tom George in April 2021 but returned from long absence with two poor hurdle runs for new stable towards end of last season (both 2m4f) and needs the first-time cheekpieces to make a huge difference.

33/1

1

12th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:40 Southwell

Manofthemoment

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Caroline Fryer

Defied a 2lb higher mark over C&D four years ago and subsequently scored twice over fences; however, achieved nothing last month when back from long absence; needs to prove he retains ability.

25/1

3

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

16:20 Fakenham

Manofthemoment

11st 13lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Caroline Fryer

Signed off for Tom George with a Plumpton staying chase win almost two years ago; starts out for new connections off 1lb lower than that day, and all just a matter of whether this proves needed.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £138.00
Straight Forecast £101.50
Tricast £283.30
Trifecta £542.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Pride Of Hawridge

RP Ratings:

Bashers Reflection

SPOTLIGHT:

City Roller

TOPSPEED:

Dynali

Daily Mirror:

City Roller

Telegraph:

Bashers Reflection

The Star:

Bashers Reflection

The Times:

Pride Of Hawridge

The Guardian:

Pride Of Hawridge

Daily Mail:

Pride Of Hawridge

D Express:

Pride Of Hawridge

Daily Record:

Pride Of Hawridge