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In Loving Memory Of Luke Howliston Handicap Hurdle

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  • 3m 0f 52y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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In Loving Memory Of Luke Howliston Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form: 6P4-PP D

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Grade 2 on last season's reappearance but there's been precious little to shout about in the meantime; has never been so low in the weights but has questions to answer.

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9th

1

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

On The Blind Side

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

12yo whose form is very patchy, and tailed off at Plumpton last month; however, prior to that he showed some spark on his reappearance at Sandown and his two hurdle runs here have yielded a Grade 2 second and a 50-1 win over C&D last March (soft; off today's mark); interesting now back here.

16/1

7th

4

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

On The Blind Side

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Formerly a smart staying hurdler and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when causing 50-1 surprise at Newbury (3m, soft) in March; also ran well when third (behind Hititi) on last month's seasonal debut at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) but younger rivals appeal more all the same.

7/1

Form: 1/161

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Back from a long absence with comfortable success in Ffos Las maiden hurdle (2m4f, soft) and after looking outclassed in the Grade 1 Challow here he easily defied a penalty at Fontwell (2m5f, good); probably progressive (low mileage for his age) and very much considered.

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11

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Kilbeg King

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 6th, pulled up quickly after 8th, looked to go wrong

20/1

6th

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Kilbeg King

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Creditable efforts in defeat in Graded novice chases this winter (3m, good/good to soft) and ran well for long way in 3m6f NH Chase at Cheltenham last month (heavy; beaten 32l); could be in the mix now back down in trip and back in a handicap, provided the removal of cheekpieces isn't an issue.

12/1

4th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Kilbeg King

11st 7lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, mistake 9th, mistake 4 out

10/1

Form: -78556 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

A belated return to fences (0-4) hasn't worked the last twice and before then he was struggling over hurdles; not the horse he was by the looks.

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3rd

4

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Skandiburg

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Charlotte Fuller

prominent, ridden after 4 out, no extra from 3 out

16/1

10th

11

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:35 Newbury

Skandiburg

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Charlotte Fuller

Well held when fifth in this race in 2021 and 2022; C&D third when last seen in March but he was way behind the first two and he's now failed to win since New Year's Day 2020, despite his move down the weights.

25/1

Form: 121121 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Hard to fault this season for his new yard, winning for a fourth time with considerable ease at Warwick 12 days ago (3m2f, soft); 2lb well-in with a penalty and has to make the shortlist.

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1st

1

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Loup De Maulde

12st 3lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, prominent 10th, niggled along briefly 11th

6/4

1st

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

15:17 Huntingdon

Loup De Maulde

12st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

0-6 over fences earlier in career but highly progressive over hurdles since joining this yard last season; in good form in that sphere the last twice and has a 9lb lower mark to work with now back chasing; course hurdle form figures read 112; very interesting.

9/4

Form: 222-13 D BF

Last run: 93 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Very comfortable winner of his handicap debut at Ffos Las (3m, soft) and perhaps Hereford didn't suit him when only third back in novice company; stable had one defy a similar absence in a good handicap at Uttoxeter last weekend and he's one to bear in mind now tried in cheekpieces.

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0

6

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:43 Uttoxeter

Phantom Getaway

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Well handicapped on his easy hurdle win at Ffos Las (3m, soft) last November but he's been lightly raced since and has struggled in his two runs over fences this season; was never really travelling at Wetherby last time and he needs a major revival; cheekpieces reapplied.

6/1

0

1

29th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

13:50 Wetherby

Phantom Getaway

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

raced in second

9/2

8th

6

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Phantom Getaway

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

prominent, outpaced 4 out, weakened after 3 out

12/1

Form: 21-113

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in three visits to Chepstow (all on good to soft), winning a bumper and two 2m3f novice hurdles; strong galloper who perhaps found Warwick a bit sharp last time but still held his own in a Grade 2 (2m5f, heavy); interesting handicap debutant on this rise to 3m.

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8

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Knowsley Road

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Having had wind surgery he returned to form with a win at Taunton (3m, soft) last month; he's 4lb higher in this hotter race but appeared to idle in front last time so could have more left in the tank; has won on good to soft ground, unraced on good.

7/1

1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Knowsley Road

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Tailed off on handicap hurdle debut on final run last season and has struggled over fences on both runs this term; something to prove but he's had a wind op, which may help him recapture the promise shown when third in a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Warwick (2m5f, heavy) last January; not ruled out.

13/2

Form: 621714 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

His last five wins have been here, in two handicap hurdles and three chases (the latest a Grade 2 over nearly 3m in February; beat Ryanair third Hitman off level weights); struggled off his new/harsh mark back here over 2m4f but perhaps this is more his trip these days and he returns to hurdling off 16lb lower.

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12th

6

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Zanza

10st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tailed off over hurdles here on final run last season and same story on last month's return; something to prove regarding current form but chasing is his game nowadays and he has an excellent record here, including a convincing win in the Grade 2 Denman Chase in February (2m7f, good); on a handy mark on that form and could go well at his favourite track now back over fences.

16/1

10th

3

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Zanza

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

His last five wins have been here, in two handicap hurdles and three chases (the latest a Grade 2); soft ground was an excuse when disappointing on his return to hurdling (now rated 16lb higher over fences) here in March and he's a feasible contender.

12/1

7th

1

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

15:10 Newbury

Zanza

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

His last five wins have been here, in two handicap hurdles and three chases (the latest a Grade 2 over nearly 3m in February; beat Ryanair third Hitman off level weights); struggled off his new/harsh mark back here over 2m4f but perhaps this is more his trip these days and he returns to hurdling off 16lb lower.

11/2

Form: 23113- BF

Last run: 384 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Got to within 2l of high-class Love Envoi on her reappearance last season and later won twice at about 3m before signing off with a good third in Listed company; 12-month absence is worrying but she doesn't look on a bad mark.

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4th

2

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

15:45 Exeter

Miss Fairfax

11st 9lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Hughie Morrison

midfield on outer, headway and disputed lead 3rd, led clearly before 6th, headed but prominent 7th, pushed along after 4 out

12/1

8th

13

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

15:10 Newbury

Miss Fairfax

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Hughie Morrison

Got to within 2l of high-class Love Envoi on her reappearance last season and later won twice at about 3m before signing off with a good third in Listed company; 12-month absence is worrying but she doesn't look on a bad mark.

7/1

3rd

7

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:20 Doncaster

Miss Fairfax

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Hughie Morrison

Delivered on earlier promise when comfortably beating Eureka Creek at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft) in January, and drew 20l clear when justifying short odds at Catterick (3m1f, soft) last month; leading contender.

9/2

Form: P81153 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Jack Hogan aboard throughout this season, combining for wins at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) and Ludlow (3m, soft); back to that sort of form when third over C&D three weeks ago and he looks a player; fine on all ground.

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1

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Hurricane Harvey

12st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Usually runs in better races; stayed on for third at Ascot (2m5f) most recently; defied a 4lb higher mark over C&D last term and looks interesting at this level returned to this scenario; 3-4 in Class 4.

9/1

3rd

8

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Hurricane Harvey

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fair fourth of 12 at Newbury (3m, good to soft) in December and he's now 6lb lower; however, this 10yo has been well beaten the last twice, most recently here (2m7f, good to soft), and needs to get back on track.

25/1

8th

1

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Hurricane Harvey

12st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Ridden by Jack Hogan since October 2022; two wins last winter and ran creditably for minor honours on first and third of his four starts this term, but he needs to perform a lot better than he did at Ludlow (a race he won last year) six weeks ago on latest outing.

20/1

Form: 1P3-9P C

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Back hurdling since pulling up over fences last Christmas and has been below his best, particularly the last twice; connections fiddling about with his headgear and he returns after further wind surgery; risky.

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3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

Brinkley

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Reappeared with good second at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft) in November and he's not ruled out, but this 9yo has a patchy profile nowadays and was soundly beaten at Sandown (2m7f) last time on heavy ground he should have handled.

8/1

8th

5

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 2

12:40 Sandown

Brinkley

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Stays and his two wins in handicap hurdles came on heavy; lightly raced in recent seasons but close second of five at Uttoxeter (soft) 13 days ago was an upturn in his fortunes and he is very well handicapped on old form.

6/1

2nd

1

26th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 3

13:40 Uttoxeter

Brinkley

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: David Pipe

held up in last, headway after 5th, went second after 7th, challenging 2 out

9/2

Form: 14/1-8 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 127

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9

20th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:05 Uttoxeter

Regarding Ruth

10st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

pressed leader, led 8th, ridden when headed after 3 out, soon weakened, hit 2 out, pulled up last

7/1

1st

7

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Warwick

Regarding Ruth

10st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Has won four times over hurdles; not at her best in two runs this season having been off for 645 days after scoring at Market Rasen in May 2021 (2m7f, good); best watched for now.

25/1

18th

22

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

14:25 Aintree

Regarding Ruth

10st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Pair of handicap wins at about 3m on good ground in spring 2021 but not seen again until last of eight at Newbury (3m) in February; can only be watched after that.

40/1

Form: 0-3130 CD

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D (good) in November and posted the same RPR when third next time at Cheltenham (soft); took a backward step at Musselburgh and there was no obvious reason for that; has to bounce back.

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4th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Abuffalosoldier

10st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Made it 2-2 at Newbury when winning a 2m6f handicap there by 10l in January (good to soft); that triggered a 9lb rise which anchored him when a well-held there back there a month ago; held by Deeper Blue on that form.

12/1

3rd

3

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

14:30 Newbury

Abuffalosoldier

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed the benefit of a wind op when posting career-best performance to win by 10l here (2m6f, good to soft) in first-time cheekpieces in January; went up 9lb for that but still enters calculations.

100/30

1st

1

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

14:35 Newbury

Abuffalosoldier

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Clear best effort over fences when second at Hereford (3m1f, good) in November; had wind surgery since last run; now wears first-time headgear; sole start at Newbury resulted in 3m hurdle win off 1lb higher; interesting back here.

8/1

Form: -11414 D

Last run: 88 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

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Payout
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Knowsley Road

RP Ratings:

Loup De Maulde

SPOTLIGHT:

Kilbeg King

The Times:

Zanza

LAMBOURN:

Abuffalosoldier

POSTDATA:

Hurricane Harvey

D Express:

Loup De Maulde

The Star:

Loup De Maulde

Daily Mail:

Knowsley Road

The Sun:

Knowsley Road

Daily Record:

Knowsley Road

WEST COUNTRY:

Kilbeg King

Daily Mirror:

Kilbeg King

Telegraph:

Zanza

The Guardian:

Zanza