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16:00 Wincanton

Soft

CRS & IBMG Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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CRS & IBMG Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: -P5841 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Successful in maiden hurdle over C&D (good) last month, opening his account at the 11th attempt and taking Wincanton form figures to 241; it wasn't a strong race but he may build on that win.

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

8th

13

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Universal Secret

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Helen Nelmes

Won off 7lb higher last year when beating John Betjeman at Wincanton (good to soft), after which he was well beaten in this race; hasn't rediscovered his touch this campaign following wind surgery.

14/1

4

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Universal Secret

11st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Won back-to-back C&D hurdles this time last year (good/good to soft), the latter when 7lb higher; had wind surgery after his next start but has been nowhere near best since; well treated if he revives.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 597231 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Rallied gamely at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) five days ago, enhancing his great record at that venue; escapes a penalty for that win and should put up another big fight; has form figures of 222 here.

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

3rd

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

John Betjeman

12st 0lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Mark Gillard

Only 3-63 and has never won away from Ffos Las; made the frame five days ago at Fontwell but probably no more than place claims.

8/1

Form: 852321 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

In a consistent vein of form since December and scored comfortably at Fontwell (2m3f, soft; made all) most recently; drops back 4f in trip but has form over C&D (placed on Boxing Day); hard to dismiss.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Sambezi

11st 5lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Oliver Signy

Only 3lb higher than when a 17l winner of a 2m4f good-ground handicap at Worcester last May; beaten about 15l in all four races this season and clearly needs to find a bit from somewhere.

8/1

Form: 312221 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort who has form figures of 312221 this term, the two wins gained on good ground at Huntingdon; seems to handle soft going; nudged up only another 2lb; again looks a solid contender.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

10

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Rewired

11st 6lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Started season with two clear wins at about 2m (good to soft and good) but the spell was broken when pulled up at Kelso since; hard to feel positive after that and soft ground likely to be more of a hindrance than a help.

25/1

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Rewired

11st 2lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Won twice last season and has continued to improve this term under Luke Scott, making it 2-2 for the campaign (2m, good to soft/good) with a commanding victory at Taunton in February; he's up 7lb for last time and in a higher grade this afternoon, but may well have more left in the tank.

12/1

1st

1

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Rewired

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Usually ridden by Luke Scott; last season went well apart from final start and he was straight back in the groove when easily taking a four-runner handicap at Doncaster (2m) in late December on reappearance; 5lb higher today and faces more opposition but he needs plenty of respect.

3/1

Form: F-PPPP

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Consistent in defeat in 2021; has totally lost his way, having failed to complete in five subsequent starts (fences/hurdles); the least appealing contestant.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

13

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:38 Exeter

Flamenco De Kerser

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

mounted in chute, visibility reduced by fog, midfield, badly hampered by faller 4th

40/1

11th

12

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Kempton

Flamenco De Kerser

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Richenda Ford

Pulled up on four of five appearances during very disappointing campaign last season, but some positives can be drawn from last month's reappearance run and he's very well handicapped now; not ruled out.

25/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Western General

TOPSPEED:

Rewired

RP Ratings:

John Betjeman

LAMBOURN:

Sambezi

WEST COUNTRY:

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Daily Record:

Western General

The Times:

Rewired

The Guardian:

Rewired

D Express:

Rewired

Daily Mirror:

Rewired

POSTDATA:

John Betjeman

The Star:

John Betjeman