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16:55 Fontwell

Soft

BetGoodwin Your Online Bookie Handicap Hurdle

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  • 3m 1f 166y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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BetGoodwin Your Online Bookie Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1-3314 CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Record around here reads 2131, his latest course win coming over this trip (good to soft) on Boxing Day; ran well to finish a close fourth at Lingfield (2m7f, good to soft) last time considering even that looked an inadequate test; strong claims under conditions that should be ideal.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

11:55 Chepstow

Spike Jones

11st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Progressive last season and was in the process of leaving his reappearance effort behind when clouting two out at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft); not dismissed lightly.

6/1

4th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 2

13:40 Market Rasen

Spike Jones

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Pulled up on last month's reappearance at Cheltenham but he may have needed the run and he was progressive last season, which featured two wins at Fontwell (3m2f, good to soft/heavy); no surprise if he's in the shake-up.

7/1

0

20

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Spike Jones

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Thorough stayer who gained latest win over 3m2f on heavy ground at Fontwell in March; bettered that effort when close second at Kelso (3m2f, soft) soon afterwards but needs more again here; had wind a op during his break.

16/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 23-436 BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

0-6 but placed four times including when beaten just over 2l into third of nine behind Spike Jones over C&D (good to soft) on Boxing Day; now 4lb better off, but he didn't back up that effort when sent off favourite at Ffos Las (3m, soft) the following month; may not want the ground too testing.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

4

26th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:05 Perth

Prince Des Fichaux

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Improving staying chaser whose finest hour came when second in the Eider at Newcastle (4m1f, heavy) two months ago, since when he's run another good race over 2m7f at Kelso; blinkers sported for both those runs are replaced by the visor; clear claims if holding his form.

7/1

6

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

Prince Des Fichaux

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Ran a cracker from 4lb out of the weights to go close in the Eider at Newcastle last time (4m1f, heavy) and suffered a similar fate the time before there over 2m7f; career-high mark to deal with (5lb higher than last time) but he seems to be improving.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1P-7PF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won easily at Uttoxeter (2m7f, heavy) on the last day of 2021, but he has more letters in his form than numbers and has shown little in three starts since returning from an absence in December, including when pulled up behind Spike Jones over C&D on Boxing Day; others preferred.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

Carlow Farmer

11st 10lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Anthony Charlton

Both wins gained at Uttoxeter; can take plenty of driving and again he raced lazily when tailed off at Fontwell on final sighting last May; goes on the ground and stays well, but others appeal more.

25/1

6th

3

18th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

20:15 Fontwell

Carlow Farmer

11st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, reminder after 5th, pushed along before 10th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off

6/1

Form: F-333U C

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Winner over shorter trips over hurdles and fences around here, but he does stay this far and handles soft ground; returns to hurdles after unseating over fences here last time and should go well.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Alkopop

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

soon raced in second

10/1

5th

2

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Alkopop

12st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Won over fences off today's mark last season and has been placed over hurdles this term but has completed only three of his seven chases, and looked out of sorts when pulled up at Uttoxeter this month; risky.

16/1

2

1st Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Alkopop

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Below par back over hurdles two weeks ago; chase winner last term but has has failed to complete in three of his six attempts in this sphere; not exactly certain to get round.

10/1

Form: 038/4-

Last run: 670 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Point winner who was 1-14 under rules for Rebecca Curtis, the win coming over hurdles at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) in early 2020; changed hands for £7,000 in May 2021 and makes his debut for his new yard after 670 days off; best watched unless market suggests otherwise.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

Oscar Asche

10st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

Soundly beaten on all three starts since returning from long absence this year, most recently when last of six here (2m3f, good) on recent return to chasing; effectively only 3lb lower from out of the weights today; revival needed.

20/1

6th

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Fontwell

Oscar Asche

10st 10lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

Won over hurdles for Rebecca Curtis in 2020 but became disappointing for that yard and, after a long layoff, he's struggled here in both runs for new yard this spring; cheekpieces return but he's failed to complete in his three previous runs over fences and has a lot to prove back in this sphere.

16/1

5th

8

4th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

16:00 Fontwell

Oscar Asche

10st 13lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

Won over hurdles for Rebecca Curtis in 2020 but became disappointing for that yard and, following a long layoff, struggled here (3m2f, heavy) on last month's stable debut; needs to have taken significant benefit from that recent outing.

40/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Spike Jones

The Times:

Prince Des Fichaux

RP Ratings:

Alkopop

The Star:

Carlow Farmer

D Express:

Prince Des Fichaux

POSTDATA:

Spike Jones

Telegraph:

Spike Jones

The Guardian:

Spike Jones

Daily Mail:

Spike Jones

The Sun:

Spike Jones

Daily Record:

Spike Jones

Daily Mirror:

Alkopop