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Mabel And Ted Fountain Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5571.45
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Mabel And Ted Fountain Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 124-54 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Bumper (soft) and novice hurdle winner who was a fair fourth in a Chepstow handicap (2m, good to soft) last month on his second start back from an absence; another 3lb lower and down in grade here; could be in the mix.

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

5th

3

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Go Dante

11st 13lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Below best in first-time cheekpieces in this race last year but he had wind surgery after and is now an established performer in leading 2m handicaps, winning two of his last three starts, including the valuable Imperial Cup at Sandown (2m, soft) last month; a further 5lb rise will test him but his proven ability at this level counts for plenty.

11/2

1st

8

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Go Dante

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

8yo who has very healthy 4-11 strike-rate; won at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) in December and another good run when third of 21 in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury (2m, heavy) four weeks ago, albeit no match for the front two; every chance he'll be in the mix.

13/2

3rd

16

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Go Dante

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Justified favouritism at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) two months ago, beating Doddiethegreat and taking record to 4-10; however, faces a stiffer task back up in class and is held by some of these rivals on Greatwood form.

20/1

9/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 33-634 D

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 13lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

12yo who has been beaten on his last 12 starts going back to January 2020 and he's not as good as he used to be; promise has been limited this season but he raced wide at Kelso last time and has dropped to a dangerous mark; not discounted and he's one to watch in the betting.

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

3rd

9

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Mcgowans Pass

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Jennie Candlish

Consistent enough but this veteran is on a losing run and hasn't been seen since August; not the percentage play.

14/1

6th

4

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

18:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Mcgowans Pass

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Jennie Candlish

Last won in 2020 but continues to run well and second to an in-form rival last time at Perth (2m, good); unlikely to be far away.

15/2

2nd

6

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

16:30 Perth

Mcgowans Pass

10st 11lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

Long in the tooth now and last won in 2020 but has made the frame six consecutive times since December, most recently when close third at Market Rasen (2m, soft) 11 days ago; will warrant serious consideration if the ground turns soft here.

11/2

Form: 250-42 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

11yo who is without a win since December 2020 and is nothing like the force of old; however, having dropped down the weights he was runner-up at Catterick (2m3f, soft) last time and it appears as though he as found his current level; could be involved.

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

0

1

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

11:45 Haydock

Chti Balko

12st 2lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Ended a losing run of three years when making all for a wide-margin win at Bangor this month (2m, soft); back up 6lb but he was runnning in stronger races than this not so long ago and is a triple course winner; no easy lead this time but bold bid likely.

3/1

1st

2

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

13:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Chti Balko

12st 1lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Front-running veteran who has not won since December 2020 but he's finished runner-up in three of his last four starts including at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) on his return two weeks ago; remains well treated on old form and he should go well again back in trip.

8/1

2nd

2

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:40 Sedgefield

Chti Balko

12st 0lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

prominent, led 2nd, joined 2 out, soon headed, ridden approaching last, kept on run-in

5/1

Form: 31-306 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won twice in last season's juvenile hurdle campaign and returned from a break with fair third of five at Hexham (2m, soft) in November; however, she's been soundly beaten the next twice and has to raise her game.

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

5th

7

(2)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Bonne Vitesse

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Dual Flat and hurdle winner; ideally wants further than 1m4f these days and she's finished down the field in both handicap hurdles this year.

9/1

6th

9

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

16:35 Newcastle

Bonne Vitesse

11st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Dual Flat and dual hurdle winner; seemed to find 3m1f too taxing when well-held sixth at Catterick (soft) last month and now drops back in trip; others appeal more all the same, though.

14/1

Form: /15-22 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Soft-ground French bumper winner who followed up on his hurdle/stable debut and has finished second in his first two handicaps, most recently beaten just a neck at Warwick (2m, good) last month; major player.

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

1st

6

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

19:50 Hexham

Hartur DOudairies

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Became disappointing last season but, on his third start for Brian Ellison, took big step back in the right direction when running-on second in quite valuable series final at Musselburgh (2m1f, soft) last month; it's not easy to predict whether he'll build on that performance here but he remains very well handicapped on older form.

6/1

2nd

8

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Hartur DOudairies

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Brian Ellison

Became disappointing for Dan Skelton last year and there are no clear signs that he's about to turn things around.

12/1

Form: 0529P0

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 8yo who won at the 2021 Punchestown festival and is one to watch in the betting on his third start for this yard, but he has lots to prove having been pulled up/tailed off the last twice.

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

6th

2

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

19:45 Market Rasen

Guiri

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

led narrowly, slowed dramatically and headed 1st

8/1

3

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:40 Ludlow

Guiri

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

held up in rear, some headway after 7th, pushed along 5 out

20/1

6th

3

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Guiri

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

Ex-Irish 8yo who won at the 2021 Punchestown festival and is one to watch in the betting on his third start for this yard, but he has lots to prove having been pulled up/tailed off the last twice.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £155.00
Straight Forecast £168.00
Trifecta £551.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Go Dante

POSTDATA:

Chti Balko

The Times:

Go Dante

Daily Mail:

Go Dante

The Guardian:

Chti Balko

The Sun:

Chti Balko