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Linda Elphicks 65th Birthday Celebration Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4673.68
  • 2m 4f 28y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Linda Elphicks 65th Birthday Celebration Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 4-7843

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Unexposed sort who ran his best race when third to a hat-trick scorer at Leicester on handicap debut last time (2m4f, soft); further progress likely; chance

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5

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 5

16:25 Haydock

Marty Time

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Better again when sent handicapping on last two starts, winning by 6l in a ten-runner race at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) on latest; raised 6lb but well on top last time and could easily have more to offer.

5/2

1st

3

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:45 Hexham

Marty Time

11st 11lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

prominent, led after 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and went clear home turn, pushed out run-in, comfortably

5/2

3rd

4

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Leicester

Marty Time

11st 8lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Some late headway in novice company at Wetherby (2m3f, soft; 28-1; beaten 43l) last month; possibly will prove suited by this slightly longer trip on handicap debut but chasing could prove his long-term forte.

20/1

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9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 581647 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

C&D winner on soft in November; fair fourth at Ayr two runs later (2m5f, heavy) and appeared not to stay 2m7f last time; now tried in cheekpieces and is one with a chance.

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3rd

9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Lewa House

10st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Catch Bissett

Sole win was over C&D in November 2022 (soft); has run creditably in two of her three races in 2024, including last time when third at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft); worth considering

8/1

3rd

11

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Lewa House

10st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

1-16 over hurdles, the win gained in 2022; kept on for modest second behind Follow Charlie over C&D (heavy) in January but was never seriously involved over 3m here last month; not the percentage call.

20/1

9th

13

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Lewa House

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

1-15 over hurdles; kept on well for second here (2m4f, heavy) six weeks ago and is probably worth another crack at about 3m but is 4lb wrong today and others have stronger claims.

14/1

50/1

  • Place: £11.50

Form: 633-8P CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 2lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Exposed veteran hurdler; out of form this term, 4lb out of the handicap and would be a surprise winner.

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7th

10

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

13:45 Hexham

Kilcaragh Boy

10st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

held up in rear

16/1

3rd

10

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:45 Hexham

Kilcaragh Boy

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

took keen hold, midfield, headway 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, outpaced home turn, well held approaching last

50/1

13

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Doncaster

Kilcaragh Boy

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

in touch with leaders

50/1

Form: 76-565

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Only modest form in two bumpers and three novice hurdles at about 2m; improvement likely up in trip on handicap debut.

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2nd

11

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Cowboy Cooper

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Yet to win in 13 attempts (four over fences) but has run well enough on several occasions to suggest he can pick up a race like this, including when third over C&D last time (heavy); chance

11/2

3rd

10

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Cowboy Cooper

10st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

12-race maiden; below par at Ayr on latest start (3m, good to soft), having shaped with a degree of promise on his two previous runs over fences; not out of it.

10/1

Form: -22235 D

Last run: 188 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

1-17 over hurdles, but has also been placed seven times; 13lb higher than for only win, has been off since September and is best on good ground; others appeal more.

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9th

5

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

Petite Rhapsody

11st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Both wins were over 2m4f here; several good runs over 3m, and although not at his best behind The Longest Day last time, could bounce back.

10/1

4th

2

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:45 Perth

Petite Rhapsody

11st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, not fluent 1st

6/1

3rd

2

16th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:40 Perth

Petite Rhapsody

10st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Lucinda Russell

Frequent runner here, including for his only two wins; rallied to prevail close home over C&D (good) in May but ran a shocker back here three weeks ago; others appeal more at the weights even if he is back to his best and he has a bit more to prove if the ground is worse than good to soft.

6/1

Form: 56-76P

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner (3m, yielding to soft); showed some promise in maiden hurdles last season but hasn't progressed since going handicapping; first run back following a wind operation and cheekpieces now tried.

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10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Goodoldbill

10st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jane Walton

Won a handicap chase off 2lb lower at Newcastle in November (2m7f, soft, Coolmoyne fourth); not run as well since; better ground will suit and a possible.

10/1

11

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Goodoldbill

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jane Walton

Reportedly suited by move up to 2m7f when holding on well to cause 33-1 surprise at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November; has some scope for further progress but dropped out rather tamely in home straight at Newcastle last month (2m4f) and is 2lb wrong here.

16/1

Form: -87690

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Fourth in a Catterick bumper on second start (1m7f, good to soft) but hasn't progressed and poor efforts in handicaps on good ground at Wetherby (2m3f/3m) on last two runs; more needed.

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6th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Monaghan Boy

10st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Off the mark over fences in first-time cheekpieces over 3m3f at Sedgefield last time (soft); headgear retained and only 3lb higher; a possible.

4/1

1st

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:30 Sedgefield

Monaghan Boy

10st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

in rear but in touch with leaders, headway after 12th

2/1

Form: 00-680

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles in Ireland (3m/2m5f) but it's a long time since he has shown any worthwhile form and makes no appeal despite being well handicapped.

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1st

11

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

The White Volcano

10st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

in rear

10/1

4th

12

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

The White Volcano

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

Poor strike-rate but returned to form when dividing Largy Train and Toombridge at Carlisle (2m5f, soft) two weeks ago; no certainty to build on that, mind.

10/1

Form: /38-P4 CD

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won this race off 3lb lower in 2021; having second run back from a year on the sidelines when fourth to an in-form rival at Uttoxeter last time (2m4f, good to soft, visor replaced cheekpieces); has same headgear here and looks a major player.

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9th

8

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:45 Hexham

Golan Cloud

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

led, not fluent and headed 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out (jockey said gelding made a mistake three hurdles out and was never travelling thereafter)

11/4

4th

13

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:17 Uttoxeter

Golan Cloud

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jennie Candlish

The winner of two handicaps in the north and should be on a good mark, but he was pulled up here on his return from an absence and now goes in a visor (replaces cheekpieces).

20/1

10

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:08 Uttoxeter

Golan Cloud

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Two wins from 16 starts over hurdles; it's possible that this sort of trip stretches him (made one fair attempt on heavy) but rain would otherwise be fine; absent for one year and he can go well fresh.

14/1

Form: 0P4P9

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Best run when fourth in a Kelso novice in December (2m6f, heavy); poor efforts since, including in two handicaps; cheekpieces now tried; others stronger.

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5

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:45 Hexham

How Much

11st 2lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, struggling 2 out, pulled up approaching last

25/1

11

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

How Much

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tim Easterby

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Payout
Exacta £454.00
Straight Forecast £335.50
Tricast £11317.10
Trifecta £9669.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Golan Cloud

Daily Mail:

Lewa House

The Guardian:

Petite Rhapsody

D Express:

Lewa House

The Sun:

Lewa House

RP Ratings:

Golan Cloud

POSTDATA:

Golan Cloud

The Times:

Golan Cloud

Telegraph:

Golan Cloud

Daily Mirror:

Golan Cloud

The Star:

Golan Cloud

Daily Record:

Golan Cloud