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  • 2m 3f 49y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Free Bet Nose Losers At BetGoodwin Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 86-434

Last run: 87 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won a heavy-ground bumper at Ffos Las early last year and best effort over hurdles when third of ten at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) in November; may have found 2m7f too far at Lingfield (heavy) the following month and each-way claims back at this trip if ready to roll after three months off.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

16:17 Fontwell

Captain Claude

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Won here at end of last year on first two chase starts (2m5f/3m2f, heavy/soft) and has continued in good form, finishing second at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) last time; that form has received firm boosts from the 8l winner and the third and he's a very solid candidate.

13/8

2nd

8

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Captain Claude

11st 4lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Has won over shorter trips but career-best win came over 3m2f at Fontwell (soft; also won on heavy) on Boxing Day, and when third off this 7lb higher mark back there it was over 2m5f; could yet prove himself worth current mark in a test of this nature.

3/1

20/1

  • Place: £15.80

Form: 804157

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Caused a 40-1 surprise at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in December, but well beaten once on the AW and twice over hurdles since; still to prove his stamina for this sort of trip.

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13th

4

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Happy Company

11st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: John O’Shea

Capable handicapper at this level but has run moderately on the Flat and over jumps on either side of a three-month absence; others safer.

14/1

6th

1

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Happy Company

12st 0lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

Won at Lingfield in December and did so under Ned Fox in five-runner race over this C&D (good to firm) in May; ran poorly in a Flat run last time but that was just one day after his win here and is best forgiven; probably needs to improve on his British hurdles form.

5/1

10th

9

(11)

29th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

14:30 Leicester

Happy Company

9st 0lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: John O’Shea

Added to his three Flat wins in Ireland when scoring over hurdles in December; respectable second in a selling hurdle at Exeter (2m2f, good) last month and he's not ruled out off a dangerous mark back in this sphere following another hurdle win at Fontwell yesterday.

12/1

Form: 35-05

Last run: 54 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Well held in three starts over hurdles since finishing a promising third in a Chepstow bumper in November 2021, albeit not totally disgraced when fifth of 14 at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) last time; may show improvement now handicapping.

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3

14th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:05 Ludlow

Realm Of Glory

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Placed on bumper debut in 2021 but has made disappointing start to hurdling career; well down the field when upped to 2m7f in Ascot handicap six weeks ago; this race is easier but he probably still needs help from the first-time cheekpieces.

5/1

8th

9

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

16:10 Ascot

Realm Of Glory

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

No progress since his close third in a Chepstow bumper last winter (soft) and beaten a long way out when a remote third on recent handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy); needs major turnaround for new trip.

12/1

3rd

1

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:45 Fontwell

Realm Of Glory

12st 1lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders, hit 4th, not fluent 6th, pushed along and dropped to last before 7th

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: -54F33

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Only beaten a neck and a short head on handicap debut here (2m6f, good) last month and may have found the stiffer test too much when beaten further into third of 12 at Plumpton (3m1f, good) three weeks later; should appreciate the return to this sort of trip and respected for last year's winning stable.

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3

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Abingworth

11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Has his own way of jumping but has finished first or second in five of his six chases, winning for a second time in this discipline when getting up late in the day in a small field at Wincanton 18 days ago (2m4f, soft); just 2lb higher for this and he's versatile ground-wise.

5/2

1st

3

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:30 Wincanton

Abingworth

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in third, disputing third with one circuit to go, mistake and lost ground 4 out

7/2

2nd

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 208y

Class 4

15:40 Hereford

Abingworth

11st 1lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Form figures of 4212 since switched to chasing, the win gained at Taunton (2m2f, good); went very close at Ludlow (2m, soft) most recently; may improve further and warrants respect back up in distance.

2/1

Form: 9-707B

Last run: 242 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Showed little in a bumper and six starts over hurdles in Ireland last year, but finished first and second in two points in January; interesting to see what the market says about him now back over hurdles on stable debut.

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2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Sir Rock

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Overcame some sticky jumping to win narrowly over C&D in December (good to soft) and then followed up with a bit more in hand at Fontwell (2m5f, soft); impressed in how he travelled through that race and could still be well handicapped off 4lb higher.

5/4

1st

5

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:55 Fontwell

Sir Rock

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

travelled strongly, midfield, headway and went third after 9th

11/4

Form: -07058

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Modest form so far and switch to a handicap made little difference at Lingfield (2m7f, good to soft) last month; this trip may suit better, but plenty of improvement is needed.

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1st

6

9th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Flemens Tipple

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Andy Irvine

led narrowly or disputed lead, raced in second 13th

13/2

6th

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

17:50 Taunton

Flemens Tipple

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Andy Irvine

0-15 and best runs have come over hurdles at Plumpton, where he was never going last time after early interference (tried cheekpieces); neither chase run was wildly encouraging (the latest on penultimate start) and others are safer.

7/1

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Flemens Tipple

11st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Runner-up in this 12 months ago off 2lb higher and placed again over hurdles here before finishing well behind on his switch to fences; now 0-14 and cheekpieces are given a go; should be thereabouts.

13/2

Form: 4-7793

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in bumpers and ran his best race so far over hurdles when third of nine on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) last month; mixed messages from the form, but any further improvement on that would make him a contender.

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8

20th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:35 Uttoxeter

Mount South

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ian Williams

Made an encouraging handicap debut when third over C&D (good to soft) in February but he didn't get very far at Fontwell next time and was pulled up at Wincanton (15-8 favourite) in March; should still have potential but he needs to get back on track after a short break.

7/1

5

27th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:00 Wincanton

Mount South

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

towards rear, ridden and hung right then jockey looked down to see if something was amiss before 2 out, pulled up just after 2 out

2/1

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:45 Fontwell

Mount South

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders, hampered 1st, soon unseated rider

5/2

Form: 048329

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Was making the frame for the seventh time in his first ten starts when second of 13 behind a dual subsequent winner at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in January, but has to put a poor effort at Warwick (2m5f, good; 4-1) last month behind him; a contender on earlier form.

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7

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:45 Fontwell

Waterloo Quay

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

prominent, not fluent 2nd, disputed lead before 5th, not fluent 6th, mistake and lost position 7th, soon pushed along and weakened

5/1

7

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:45 Ffos Las

Waterloo Quay

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

0-11; best of the rest behind a well-treated winner at Uttoxeter (2m4f) on penultimate start, making most; flopped at Warwick (2m5f) three weeks ago and now takes another step up in trip.

9/1

9th

9

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Waterloo Quay

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: David Dennis

raced in second, hit 7th, lost second when not fluent 8th, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £1678.00
Straight Forecast £1066.40
Tricast £19948.60
Trifecta £17150.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Abingworth

Telegraph:

Mount South

RP Ratings:

Captain Claude

POSTDATA:

Waterloo Quay

The Times:

Abingworth

The Guardian:

Abingworth

Daily Mirror:

Abingworth

The Sun:

Abingworth

Daily Mail:

Mount South

D Express:

Mount South

The Star:

Mount South

Daily Record:

Mount South

WEST COUNTRY:

Captain Claude