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16:10 Ascot

Good To Soft

Colts And Fillies Club Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7393.4
  • 2m 7f 118y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Colts And Fillies Club Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 111211 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Had a tremendous run since November, winning five from six starts and the defeat very strong form, with the winner landing a hat-trick after; latest two wins at 3m (soft/heavy), doing well to hang on to a dead-heat after making most at Ffos Las 11 days ago; up a further 5lb but has another big run in him if this doesn't come too soon.

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4

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:40 Chepstow

The Imposter

10st 12lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

1st

2

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

11:55 Chepstow

The Imposter

11st 12lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Has made stunning progress to win eight of his last nine starts and none were more impressive than the latest at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft), where he was hassled up front off a strong pace and yet still found the reserves to win; may well defy another 4lb rise.

7/2

1st

4

26th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 3

13:40 Uttoxeter

The Imposter

11st 3lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

pressed leader, led after 4th, ridden after 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on, gamely

8/11

6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 332

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won sole completion in Irish points (soft); solid efforts in 2m4f novice hurdles; no real advance when runner-up to a clear winner on handicap debut at Exeter (2m7f, good) he did look all about stamina, so today's slower ground could help; cheekpieces fitted too.

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7th

13

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Scamallach Liath

10st 8lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Progressive 2212 record in handicap hurdles; scored in gritty fashion at Ascot (nearly 3m1f) in November and put up another most tenacious performance when beaten a head, having made most, over an extended 2m7f there (again on good; probably acts on soft) one month later; up another 5lb but surely won't go down without a fight.

7/1

2nd

1

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

12:40 Ascot

Scamallach Liath

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Progressive 221 record in handicap hurdles, well-backed favourite when winning a nine-runner race in gritty fashion here (nearly 3m1f, good) on reappearance four weeks ago; probably acts on soft; up 6lb but may continue with his improvement.

11/4

1st

2

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 4

15:45 Ascot

Scamallach Liath

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Runner-up in both handicap hurdles for Oliver Sherwood, the latest behind a progressive rival here in April (2m7f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces, now discarded); retains potential off this 3lb higher mark having moved with former trainer to Harry Derham.

11/4

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 492031

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Up against it behind a big improver on handicap debut at Southwell but still a promising third; although others appeared to be going better over that same C&D four weeks ago, it was he who stayed on best to win going away; has further to go today but looks a stayer in the making.

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3rd

7

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

16:10 Ascot

Charging Point

11st 5lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Up against it behind a big improver on handicap debut at Southwell but still a promising third; although others appeared to be going better over that same C&D four weeks ago, it was he who stayed on best to win going away; has further to go today but looks a stayer in the making.

3/1

1st

5

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Charging Point

11st 5lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Six-race maiden; made an encouraging handicap debut in C&D event on good ground last month and the winner boosted that form by following up next time; open to further progress at this level; respected.

7/2

3rd

7

8th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Charging Point

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Only third best on merit and didn't achieve huge amount when remote second in 2m course maiden in November, and well beaten over that trip here later that month; however, moves up to 2m4f for today's handicap debut and may yet deliver on promise shown in good-ground bumpers.

8/1

Form: 29264

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in Irish points but has looked weighted to the hilt in handicap hurdles at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) and Fontwell (2m5f, good; first-time cheekpieces, refitted today); will need to finish much more strongly upped to 2m7f to have any chance.

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4th

1

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Heaven Smart

12st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Kempton winner in first-time blinkers off an 8lb lower mark three months ago (made all) who should be happier back round an easy, right-handed track; it remains to be seen how two subsequent unseats have effected confidence however.

8/1

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Heaven Smart

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Took well to first-time blinkers at Kempton (3m, soft), belatedly opening his account; beaten when unseating rider at Newbury (Class 3) since but this drop back in grade may suit; headgear retained.

7/1

6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Heaven Smart

10st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Sent chasing this season; let down by his jumping on penultimate start but switching from cheekpieces to blinkers worked on latest, in which he easily won from the front in a six-runner handicap at Kempton (3m, soft) despite two mistakes; up 9lb, with another 2lb out of the handicap, but it's hard to pin down just how much he had in the tank in that breakthrough win.

5/2

Form: 2-5437

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Went close in mares bumper here last February (soft); ran to similar level in qualifying runs but didn't find anything extra when a fairly remote seventh on handicap debut at Ludlow last month (3m, good); still early days though and perhaps this slower ground will suit.

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5th

7

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:05 Huntingdon

Kraqueline

11st 1lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Kerry Lee

Off the mark at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) on debut over fences; disappointing favourite in both outings since; may bounce back at some stage but isn't the percentage call against some in-form opponents.

10/1

0

4

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Kraqueline

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Kerry Lee

Won with something in reserve on C&D chase debut in October but had more to prove and was beaten before the home straight in a better Warwick race since; however, she has more going for her in this lower grade.

5/1

6th

8

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Warwick

Kraqueline

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Kerry Lee

Bumper runner-up who improved upon her hurdling form when winning in good style against males on her chase debut at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) last month; unexposed in this sphere and could play a leading role up 8lb.

7/2

Form: 45331P D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Often makes the running, as when off the mark at Lingfield in February (2m7f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces); said to have been unsuited by being unable to lead when pulled up next time; that race may also have come too soon but he is unlikely to get an easy lead today either.

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6th

7

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

San Pedro

11st 5lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Two 3m1f soft-ground wins at Plumpton this year but he wasn't great back there three weeks ago and he bids to bounce back off what looks a tough mark.

12/1

7th

9

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

San Pedro

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders on outer, prominent 4th, went second 3 out

5/1

1st

4

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:30 Plumpton

San Pedro

10st 9lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

travelled strongly, pressed leader, not fluent 3rd, led 8th, went clear after 4 out, canter

6/4

Form: 3-6PP4

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Handled soft ground in novice hurdles last spring; modest efforts in first three handicaps (over hurdles and fences) but fared much better when a close fourth at Wincanton last month (2m5f, good); of more interest after that but needs to show he can cope with this greater stamina test.

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13th

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Rebel Intentions

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Dual hurdle winner at up to 2m5f, including on soft; 2lb lower than when beaten under 2l into third at Ascot (3m, good) last November; below par since then but could be revived down in grade.

12/1

5th

6

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Rebel Intentions

11st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Doubled hurdling tally with 2m3f course win in November (soft ground) and bettered that performance when close third over an extended 3m here (good) later that month; good claims if judged on that evidence but his next two runs were lacklustre (hurdle/chase) and he now has a point to prove.

9/1

0

1

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

14:00 Huntingdon

Rebel Intentions

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

in rear, soon detached

6/1

Form: 35-053

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

No progress since his close third in a Chepstow bumper last winter (soft) and beaten a long way out when a remote third on recent handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy); needs major turnaround for new trip.

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3

14th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:05 Ludlow

Realm Of Glory

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Placed on bumper debut in 2021 but has made disappointing start to hurdling career; well down the field when upped to 2m7f in Ascot handicap six weeks ago; this race is easier but he probably still needs help from the first-time cheekpieces.

5/1

8th

9

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

16:10 Ascot

Realm Of Glory

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

No progress since his close third in a Chepstow bumper last winter (soft) and beaten a long way out when a remote third on recent handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy); needs major turnaround for new trip.

12/1

3rd

1

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:45 Fontwell

Realm Of Glory

12st 1lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders, hit 4th, not fluent 6th, pushed along and dropped to last before 7th

6/1

Form: -96142

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Below best two starts ago but off the mark at Doncaster previously (3m2f, good) and he didn't do much wrong at Sedgefield last week (3m3f, soft) when chasing home one who has recaptured form of late; fair claims if fitting cheekpieces helps.

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9th

6

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

16:10 Ascot

Ailes DAmour

11st 6lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Ian Williams

Below best two starts ago but off the mark at Doncaster previously (3m2f, good) and he didn't do much wrong at Sedgefield last week (3m3f, soft) when chasing home one who has recaptured form of late; fair claims if fitting cheekpieces helps.

9/1

2nd

2

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:00 Sedgefield

Ailes DAmour

11st 13lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Ian Williams

Disappointing last time but could well bounce back; showed he stays well at Warwick (3m2f, good) on penultimate start, opening his account, and remains unexposed beyond 3m.

4/1

4th

4

3rd Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Ailes DAmour

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Having dropped down the weights he attracted market support and returned to form to win a conditionals'/amateurs' handicap at Warwick (3m2f, good) last week; had something to spare and escapes a penalty; strong claims.

7/4

10/1

Form: -54PP2

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in his two most recent handicaps (over hurdles and fences) and a recent 10l second in a Southwell maiden hurdle (2m4f, good; first-time cheekpieces, retained today) came in a race that took little winning; lots to prove back up in trip with further rain not ideal.

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10th

1

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

16:10 Ascot

Revasser

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Pulled up in his two most recent handicaps (over hurdles and fences) and a recent 10l second in a Southwell maiden hurdle (2m4f, good; first-time cheekpieces, retained today) came in a race that took little winning; lots to prove back up in trip with further rain not ideal.

10/1

2nd

10

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Revasser

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent

13/2

5

10th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Kempton

Revasser

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Lucy Wadham

Only beaten about 2l when fourth on handicap hurdle debut at Fakenham (2m7f, good to soft) on New Year's Day and was pulled up early the next time when sent off favourite; interesting now sent over fences, as a close relative of the stable's good chaser Le Reve.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £194.00
Straight Forecast £229.10
Tricast £844.90
Trifecta £725.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Charging Point

TOPSPEED:

The Imposter

Daily Record:

Scamallach Liath

POSTDATA:

One For The Wall

RP Ratings:

Heaven Smart

Daily Mirror:

San Pedro

Telegraph:

Charging Point

D Express:

Charging Point

The Sun:

Charging Point

The Times:

The Imposter

The Star:

The Imposter