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Invest Southwest Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7287.78
  • 2m 7f 198y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Invest Southwest Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50

Form: 1-2252 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Solid record in handicaps at 2m3f-2m5f, including two wins at this venue last term; kept on for second (behind subsequent scorer) at Exeter on latest outing; didn't convince with stamina over C&D in December (race won by Apple Rock) but has given the impression he should stay this far; big player if seeing out the 3m trip on this second attempt.

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2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Iberio

11st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Made a promising start in this sphere when fourth at Exeter in October but he's failed to build on it in three subsequent starts, making mistakes when third of five at Doncaster (3m2f) last time; others appeal more.

4/1

3rd

4

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Iberio

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Made bad mistakes at Exeter in autumn on each of his first two chase starts, but showed signs of promise and it wasn't his fault he ran out mid-race at Chepstow last month (short of room); on a competitive mark on last season's hurdle form and can go well if minimising the blunders.

11/2

Form: 1U4036

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Below par at Fontwell three weeks ago on debut for new stable; now 1lb below last winning mark but has stamina to prove on this first attempt beyond 2m5f; his wins came at 2m2f/2m3f.

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8th

1

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Guernesey

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Jackie Stephen

midfield

15/2

3rd

7

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Guernesey

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Jackie Stephen

Ex-Joe Tizzard; good second off 7lb higher at Kelso in November (3m2f, soft); hasn't fared quite as well since; on a good mark now but needs to bounce back in first-time cheekpieces.

14/1

5th

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Guernesey

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

Hasn't really kicked on from his second on stable debut in November (3m2f, soft) and has a bit to find with some of these on recent evidence.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4461-1

Last run: 318 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Showed improvement last spring, winning well at Exeter (2m5f, good) and Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft); major player provided he returns from 318-day absence in same form and stays this longer trip.

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No Results Found

Form: 561-4F CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Successful in a couple of Class 5 handicaps last term, including over C&D; has a question mark over current form, based on his two runs this season, and has something to prove in this grade.

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5th

4

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

14:00 Exeter

My Last Oscar

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Ploughed through the heavy ground when winning at Hexham in December (3m; from an 8lb lower mark); arguably that wasn't the strongest of races though, and he was never travelling when pulled up at Taunton subsequently; some work to do in these newly applied cheekpieces.

8/1

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

My Last Oscar

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

C&D winner who is prone to the odd lesser effort but he has a healthy strike-rate in handicaps at 2m7f+ and made light of heavy ground at Hexham in December (2m7f); up 8lb but still respected.

8/1

1st

1

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:20 Hexham

My Last Oscar

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Taunton winner in March 2022 (3m, soft); has not run as well since, although fair effort after a break when 20l third at Warwick last time (3m2f, soft); a possible.

7/2

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Non-runners

Apple Rock

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Payout
Exacta £61.00
Straight Forecast £66.70
Trifecta £159.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Iberio

The Times:

Apple Rock

The Guardian:

Guernesey

The Star:

My Last Oscar

RP Ratings:

Iberio

TOPSPEED:

Iberio

POSTDATA:

Iberio

WEST COUNTRY:

Iberio

D Express:

Iberio

The Sun:

Iberio

Daily Record:

Iberio

Telegraph:

Apple Rock

Daily Mail:

Apple Rock

Daily Mirror:

Apple Rock