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Jackson-Stops Country House Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7287.78
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Jackson-Stops Country House Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 12105- C

Last run: 370 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Smart novice at 2m-2m3f, including on soft, but was very highly tried on handicap debut in the Betfair Hurdle last February (was only 13-2), then in the Supreme at Cheltenham; off since and initially due to go chasing but should have plenty to offer at this level over hurdles.

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

7th

6

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Jpr One

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, in touch with leaders 6th

8/1

1st

4

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:15 Lingfield

Jpr One

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, slightly hampered 1st, joined leader 8th, led clearly and going easily after 2 out, ridden run-in, idled towards finish, always doing enough

100/30

3rd

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Jpr One

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, went second after 3 out, mistake and pecked on landing 2 out, lost second run-in, soon no extra

7/4

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 116-F6 D

Last run: 122 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won consecutive hurdles in France and on British debut last winter but out of depth in Grade 1 at Aintree after; fell early on return to action in October and although well adrift at Ascot next time he ran more promisingly than his 12l defeat suggests; can be a factor.

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

2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

In The Air

11st 10lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

led, not fluent 4th, headed before 6th, not fluent 4 out, soon lost position, weakened after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out

20/1

11th

3

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

In The Air

11st 13lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Left Gary Moore's stable after two lacklustre chase runs towards end of last year and finished well down the field (albeit in much stronger race than this) when reverting to hurdles for new stable a fortnight ago (refitted cheekpieces); may yet revive for Adam West but others have less to prove.

33/1

Form: -37421 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Had dropped to a mark he could win off when ending a long losing run at Chepstow 23 days ago (2m, good to soft) but it wasn't straightforward and he's gone back up 4lb into a more competitive race; overall record suggests he'll have work to do.

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

1st

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Zambezi Fix

12st 1lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won over fences here (2m, heavy) during the winter and was clear second over C&D (heavy) when switched back to hurdling in February; won't mind if the ground starts to dry out today and probably won't be far away.

7/1

3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Zambezi Fix

10st 10lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Opened his chase account at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in December; couple of second-place finishes at same venue since, latest returned to hurdles; generally consistent but loses points for having the worst strike-rate in this field; overall record is just 3-34.

3/1

2nd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Zambezi Fix

11st 10lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Runs this track well; won this last year off the very same mark and has been in good nick over fences, latterly going down narrowly here in a small field on heavy (off 5lb higher); thereabouts.

11/4

Form: 5110-6 D

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner in 2018; several layoffs since but won consecutive 2m hurdles early in 2022 and a subsequent defeat came in the Imperial Cup last March; ran a fair race on chase debut in December but probably needs to be at full strength on immediate return to hurdles.

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

3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

13:38 Newcastle

Mr Grey Sky

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

led, not fluent 8th, headed 3 out, lost ground approaching last, weakened run-in, lost second final strides

4/1

Form: 16-231 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Useful dual bumper winner who travelled strongly and won with authority when returned to 2m at Chepstow in January (soft); unlikely to be dependent on a stiff track to show his best; strong contender now handicapping.

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

3rd

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Libberty Hunter

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

He was receiving 11lb from Matata when beating that rival by only a length in a Cheltenham handicap on New Year's Day (2m, heavy) but bettered that form to finish a clear second in the Grand Annual (soft; third favourite); has earned his right to a crack at this level but is perhaps relying on the market leaders being off their game if he's to win.

10/1

2nd

10

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Libberty Hunter

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Bumper/hurdle winner who has won both completed starts over fences, latterly a 2m handicap on the New Course here (heavy) on New Year's Day; lacks the chase experience of most of these but the upside of his lightly raced profile is that there could be plenty more to come from him.

5/1

1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

12:55 Cheltenham

Libberty Hunter

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Bumper/hurdle winner who was going well when falling three out on his chase debut at Chepstow (2m, soft) in November, and made amends at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) a fortnight ago; 10lb higher in a better race here but did it very easily last time and he could have lots more left in the tank.

3/1

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Non-runners

Mamoon Star

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Payout
Exacta £124.00
Straight Forecast £118.10
Trifecta £302.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

JPR One

RP Ratings:

Zambezi Fix

The Times:

Libberty Hunter

Daily Mirror:

In The Air

The Sun:

Mamoon Star

TOPSPEED:

Mr Grey Sky

WEST COUNTRY:

JPR One

Daily Mail:

JPR One

The Star:

JPR One

Telegraph:

Libberty Hunter

Daily Record:

Libberty Hunter

POSTDATA:

Zambezi Fix

The Guardian:

Zambezi Fix

D Express:

Zambezi Fix