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Soft

Guinness Cold Brew Coffee Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8132.74
  • 2m 0f 190y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Guinness Cold Brew Coffee Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1-1551 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Made it 2-4 for his current yard when bagging C&D handicap three weeks ago; had a bit in hand there so she's much respected despite taking a 5lb rise.

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1st

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 1

13:02 Haydock

Stainsby Girl

11st 2lb

J: Mr Kit Alexander

T: N W Alexander

made virtually all, went well clear from 3 out, ridden out run-in, unchallenged

5/1

5th

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

14:05 Doncaster

Stainsby Girl

11st 2lb

J: Mr Kit Alexander

T: N W Alexander

took keen hold, led, headed 2 out, weakened approaching last

25/1

0

2

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Stainsby Girl

11st 9lb

J: Mr Kit Alexander

T: N W Alexander

Doughty 9yo, usually ridden these days by Kit Alexander; front-running sort who was back to her best when second of ten at Haydock (2m3f, good to soft) three weeks ago; effective in the mud but not proven over quite this far and probably too exposed to see off all of today's younger rivals.

16/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 543134 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Resumed winning ways at Kelso (2m) in January and has continued in good order, fourth of 16 in Morebattle Hurdle there last time; he's firmly in the picture off an unchanged mark.

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2nd

4

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:35 Haydock

Thereisnodoubt

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, mistake 3rd

6/1

4th

8

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Thereisnodoubt

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Veteran who came up well short in similar event at Ascot five weeks ago and again looks highly vulnerable; has done all his winning off lower marks and in lower grades.

20/1

7th

8

4th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

15:15 Ascot

Thereisnodoubt

10st 10lb

J: Conner McCann

T: Lucinda Russell

midfield, hampered 1st, weakening when slightly hampered after 3 out

16/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 7-4110 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Looked firmly on the up when bagging 2m novices here and at Haydock before Christmas but came in last of ten pitched into a Cheltenham Grade 2 in January; remains with potential though and not without interest for in-form yard on his handicap debut.

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5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

War Soldier

11st 11lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

midfield on inner

12/1

9th

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

16:35 Wetherby

War Soldier

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won two novice hurdles last season (2m/1m7f) and was suited by the step back up in trip when winning over C&D (soft) four weeks ago, doing well to rally after his rider lost an iron after two out; unexposed at this distance and a 6lb rise may not stop him.

4/1

1st

10

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

War Soldier

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Down the field on reappearance at Newcastle in December but may have needed the run, and this bumper and two-time novice hurdle winner is on a competitive mark on last season's best efforts; this step back up in trip is worth a go and he's not ruled out.

7/1

Form: 42P-25 D

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Made an encouraging return when runner-up at Wetherby (2m) in October but only fifth at Haydock following month and off since; has gone well fresh though so can't be discounted after his break with Brian Hughes back in the saddle.

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5th

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Alberts Back

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Michael & David Easterby

held up in last, lost touch from 3 out, never on terms

9/1

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:32 Wetherby

Alberts Back

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Mudlark who has won five times over hurdles, four of them here; 0-5 over fences and was under pressure some way out when only fourth of five finishers at Haydock in December; dropped 4lb as a result but needs to raise his game.

14/1

4th

1

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:10 Haydock

Alberts Back

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Michael & David Easterby

Mudlark who has won five times over hurdles, including over 2m3f on heavy ground here; has shown some fair form in four runs over fences, but hasn't run in a chase since February 2020; others stronger.

12/1

Form: P0-19P D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Returned with stylish victory in 2m Wetherby handicap in December but has spoiled his chance at Musselburgh and Kelso since by pulling much too hard; hood is fitted now and he's handily weighted if it helps him settle; considered.

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2nd

3

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

13:40 Newcastle

Lebowski

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Runs off same mark as for his win at Wetherby (2m, soft) last December; hasn't shone since but, having had a wind op, he was well backed at Chepstow on his stable and seasonal debut only to run without the declared tongue-tie; due to wear that appendage today; interesting to see if backers return.

7/2

Form: 8248F3 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Course winner but he arrives on the back of a below-par third of four over C&D three weeks ago; he needs to get back on track.

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3rd

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

Voix Du Reve

11st 6lb

J: Mr Dominic Hislop

T: Iain Jardine

Won this last year and now 8lb lower; market check advised but this 12yo has been below par on his last few runs; needs to turn things around.

25/1

8th

1

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Voix Du Reve

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

12yo who is 5lb lower than when winning at Ayr (2m4f, good) last April; had excuses here (bad mistake) and at Aintree (heavy going) on latest two outings, so he needs a second look.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3/6-0P D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler at his best but lightly raced nowadays and has offered little for his new yard both runs this term, pulled up at Musselburgh last time; cheekpieces are reached for now.

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8th

10

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 2

14:40 Cartmel

Band Of Outlaws

10st 6lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders

12/1

3

20th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Band Of Outlaws

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Beat one rival in first four starts for this stable but was still sent off favourite at Hexham two weeks ago; didn't look very keen in finishing seventh there and cheekpieces now replaced by first-time visor; nothing like the force of old but trainer in blazing form, which counts.

6/1

7th

1

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

20:40 Hexham

Band Of Outlaws

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

Useful at his best in Ireland for Joseph O'Brien but has beaten just one rival in four outings for current yard; carries obvious risks but his mark is in freefall and he's not one to give up on just yet.

12/1

Form: 31284/ D BF

Last run: 892 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful winner around 2m over hurdles and fences for David Cottin in France but he's been off the track for over two years; in good hands but market can prove an accurate guide on his comeback run.

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3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Houston Bere

11st 7lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Won three times in France in 2020 (hurdles/fences), but after a massive absence he's struggled in both runs (2m1f/2m) for new yard this spring; tongue-tie now goes on and he has a lot to prove at this new trip.

25/1

7th

5

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

16:52 Chepstow

Houston Bere

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Won three times in France in 2020 (hurdles/fences) and may have needed last month's stable debut when back from a very long absence; his yard is in good form and he's one to watch in the betting, but he was tailed off at 66-1 last time and needs to prove how much ability he retains.

33/1

8th

8

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle

Houston Bere

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Alex Hales

in rear on inner

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £182.00
Straight Forecast £182.50
Tricast £335.40
Trifecta £347.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Thereisnodoubt

RP Ratings:

Voix Du Reve

The Times:

Stainsby Girl

SPOTLIGHT:

War Soldier

Daily Mirror:

Stainsby Girl

Daily Record:

Stainsby Girl

Daily Mail:

Thereisnodoubt

The Sun:

Thereisnodoubt

The Star:

Thereisnodoubt

TOPSPEED:

Voix Du Reve

POSTDATA:

Voix Du Reve

Telegraph:

Voix Du Reve