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Guinness Perfect Pour Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 4f 62y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Guinness Perfect Pour Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: /23-34

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo who has made the frame on all his four runs over hurdles, posting a creditable fourth of ten in C&D novice in January; tongue tied after his break and he's one for the shortlist on his handicap debut.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Fabuleux Du Clos

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Simon West

8yo who is lightly raced for his age; stayed on to win on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) in March; however, hasn't shone on his two runs since (July/October) and has to raise his game now in cheekpieces.

9/2

3rd

4

14th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 3

15:20 Hexham

Fabuleux Du Clos

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

Came good with narrow win on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in March; not seen to same effect when upped to 3m in July but could still have untapped potential as a stayer; usually ridden very patiently.

6/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: /78-78

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Placed in a bumper but he's yet to offer much since sent hurdling and beat only one in 2m Ayr handicap last month; tongue tie fitted now with others preferred.

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3rd

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Enemy At The Gate

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald Whillans

Consistent maiden who was close up over 3m at Ayr (just behind Artic Mann) before finishing third here where dropping back to 2m3f found him out (was staying on); unlikely to be far away.

4/1

3rd

5

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Enemy At The Gate

11st 5lb

J: Mr Edward Vaughan

T: Donald Whillans

in rear early, midfield 4 out

9/2

5th

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Enemy At The Gate

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

0-9 over hurdles but has made the frame on last five appearances, most recently when clear second to Cream Of The West here (2m5f, soft) in December; has to take a 3lb rise on the chin but is likely to give another good account if stamina holds out.

15/2

13/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 5-3803

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Showed fair form in bumpers and matched that when third of nine in 2m Ayr handicap hurdle 45 days ago; he needs considering now stepped up in distance off a 2lb lower mark.

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11th

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has made excellent progress since the autumn, winning three times over C&D (good to soft-soft) and once at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft); held on only by a short head from Forged Well here last month and is another 4lb higher today but might still be on the upgrade.

13/2

1st

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Dual C&D scorer before Christmas who posted another very good effort here when second of eight over 2m6f 23 days ago; up 3lb but he ought to be in the shake-up once more.

6/1

Form: 69-283

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 6yo who made a promising start to life in handicaps when third of eight at Wetherby (2m) 12 days ago, sticking to his task well having hit two out; this step up in trip promises to suit and he's a big player off an unchanged mark.

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5th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Burrows Hall

10st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Won easily on the step up to 3m1f on soft at Catterick and the race may have came too soon when beaten back there under a penalty; effective on good ground and needs considering.

5/1

2nd

4

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:15 Catterick

Burrows Hall

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

In good form this season and improved for the step up in trip when winning comfortably over C&D (soft) last Tuesday, making virtually all; a 7lb penalty may not stop him if he can repeat that latest form.

6/4

1st

6

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:50 Catterick

Burrows Hall

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

made virtually all

4/1

16/1

Form: 3/P7

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

A fair 2m Flat winner in 2020 but he's offered little in two hurdling runs this year after a two-and-a-half-year absence; he has plenty to prove now going handicapping.

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6th

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Calevade

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders, hit 4th, soon outpaced and dropped to rear, lost touch 5th

6/1

Form: 3733-P

Last run: 134 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Ended last term in good form but she ran poorly after eight months off when pulled up in 2m Hexham handicap hurdle in November; she needs to take a big step forward if she's to gain her breakthrough success here.

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10

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Poetria

10st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

0-14 but was placed over hurdles and she did go off favourite for chase debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) where an early mistake didn't help matters (ended up last of five); better was expected by all accounts and she tries cheekpieces.

8/1

5th

5

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle

Poetria

10st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Mark Walford

13-race maiden who hasn't threatened over hurdles the last twice; however, she's on a competitive mark on her best form in that sphere and she's only six; one to watch in the betting on her chase debut.

7/1

4th

10

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

12:45 Catterick

Poetria

10st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Inconsistent 12-race maiden; fair third at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) on her seasonal return in November but she's not gone on from that and was a remote third at Newcastle last month; now tries this new trip in headgear and she comes with risks attached.

10/1

Form: 75F-P

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

A winner in points but he's yet to show much in four starts over hurdles, pulled up on his return in 2m7f Market Rasen handicap in December; he has lots to prove after his break.

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6th

8

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Baghdad Central

11st 1lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Nick Kent

Gained his breakthrough victory at Carlisle (2m3f) last April and wasn't disgraced after 11 weeks off when a fading fifth of 12 in 2m3f Doncaster handicap last month; he should take a step forward now.

12/1

Form: 7-7709

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has yet to show any form of note, coming in a well-held ninth on her handicap debut at Ayr (3m) 19 days ago; she's 3lb out of the handicap too.

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1st

12

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Farne Island

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Adam Nicol

in rear

12/1

5th

11

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle

Farne Island

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

took keen hold, prominent on outer

11/1

2nd

6

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle

Farne Island

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Adam Nicol

Down the field at big odds in both handicaps, more recently over C&D (heavy) 11 days ago when 66-1, and she's hard to fancy.

25/1

Form: 94F-P0

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Capable of fair form over hurdles/on the level on his day but he can't be relied upon; tried in a visor when last in 2m Flat Southwell handicap 11 days ago so others appeal more.

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0

9

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Green Planet

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Following wind surgery he was a fair fourth over hurdles on his reappearance at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) in September; however, he has a patchy profile nowadays and this ex-Flat performer was an early faller on his sole chase start back in April 2022.

25/1

4th

7

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:05 Market Rasen

Green Planet

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

prominent, kept on until no extra from last

33/1

Form: 6454

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 7yo who has hinted at promise, coming in a good fourth of nine in 3m Wetherby handicap hurdle in January; he's no forlorn hope off a 2lb lower mark.

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2

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Hattons Gardens

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Sandy Thomson

Point winner; ran best race over hurdles when fourth at Hexham (race worked out well) in April and reported to be suffering from an irregular heartbeat when pulled up in November; now returns from another absence but there are races in him off this mark.

13/2

Form: 035364

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Yet to score but he comes here in good nick, fourth of 14 in 2m3f Taunton handicap 25 days ago; cheekpieces go back on now and he's well in the mix eased 1lb.

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3

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:00 Plumpton

Gavroche Dallier

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

0-8 over hurdles; in the frame on three of five starts this year, most recently here (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago, and has Irish pointing experience to call upon on today's chasing debut but a couple of the others in this field look stronger.

11/2

4th

9

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

13:55 Plumpton

Gavroche Dallier

11st 3lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

in touch with leaders

10/1

10

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Gavroche Dallier

11st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

towards rear

4/1

Form: 556/P

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced mare who has shown no worthwhile form, off for 23 months before being pulled up in 3m Ayr handicap 19 days ago; a major step forward is needed from 7lb out of the handicap.

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13

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Gale Force One

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

prominent

20/1

10

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:25 Ayr

Gale Force One

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Showed no promise in three novice hurdles during 2020-21 season (2m-2m1f) and makes her handicap debut after a long absence but Nicky Richards has persisted with her and she's well worth keeping an eye on in the betting; 2lb out of the weights.

12/1

10

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:30 Uttoxeter

Gale Force One

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

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Payout
Exacta £253.00
Straight Forecast £258.20
Tricast £1340.90
Trifecta £1475.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Burrows Hall

The Guardian:

Hattons Gardens

RP Ratings:

Fabuleux Du Clos

POSTDATA:

Eloi Du Puy

Telegraph:

Burrows Hall

Daily Mail:

Burrows Hall

D Express:

Hattons Gardens

The Star:

Hattons Gardens

Daily Mirror:

Fabuleux Du Clos