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13:55 Carlisle

Soft

Join Racing TV Now Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 3f 61y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Join Racing TV Now Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 75F-P7

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; fell four out when going well in a Wetherby novice in February 2022 (2m3f, soft) on final start last season but has been disappointing on both starts this term; could bounce back.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Baghdad Central

11st 1lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Nick Kent

Gained his breakthrough victory at Carlisle (2m3f) last April and wasn't disgraced after 11 weeks off when a fading fifth of 12 in 2m3f Doncaster handicap last month; he should take a step forward now.

12/1

Form: 6-5589 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Chase winner off 12lb higher in November 2021 (2m3f, good); 0-20 over hurdles; having his second run after a wind operation but 6lb out of the handicap and others stronger.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(8)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Balranald

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Alison Hamilton

ducked right start, slowly into stride, raced wide, towards rear

20/1

Form: 46785P C

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Last three wins have been in 2m5f chases, but not at his best this year (jumped poorly last time); having first run over hurdles since November 2020 when well beaten off a 13lb higher mark at Ayr (2m4f, heavy); stable going well but 2lb out of the handicap and hard to fancy.

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6th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Ashjan

10st 4lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Sandy Forster

Ex-Irish; has won three chases for this yard, the latest at Carlisle in April 2022 (2m5f, good); creditable fourth over hurdles from well out of the handicap on same track last month, but went up the ratings following that and others now look better treated.

14/1

6th

9

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Ashjan

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Sandy Forster

Not the most reliable these days but was under 5l away in a C&D handicap three weeks ago when a stone out of the weights (behind Masked Crusader); remains to be seen if that flattered him and he's off the same mark here.

14/1

4th

12

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Ashjan

10st 2lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Sandy Forster

A three-time winner over fences (around 2m4f) in early 2022; not the most reliable nowadays but he wasn't disgraced back hurdling when fifth in 2m4f Sedgefield handicap last month; a stone out of the handicap here, however.

40/1

Form: 042522

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner but 0-21 under rules; runner-up in three of his last four runs off his true mark over fences but no easy task back over hurdles from 8lb out of the handicap.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dr Shirocco

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Forster

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 9th

6/1

2nd

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Dr Shirocco

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sandy Forster

First wins under rules came last year in 2m4f handicap chases at Hexham (good) in June and this track (good to soft; led final strides) in November; form figures at this track read 22216 but there's a bit more for him to prove over this far and, as latest start showed again, on soft ground.

5/1

Form: 36-221 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Confirmed previous promise when off the mark with a 15l-win in a mares' maiden hurdle at Ffos Las last time (2m4f, heavy); stiffer task on handicap debut but worth considering.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:15 Ffos Las

Houi Cherie

11st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Off the mark over hurdles when an all-the-way C&D maiden winner (heavy; 6-4 favourite) penultimate; weak in the betting - still favourite though - when underwhelming on handicap debut at Carlisle subsequently; switching back to Ffos Las, with Ned Fox returning to the saddle, is a sensible move.

9/2

5th

1

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Houi Cherie

12st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Confirmed previous promise when off the mark with a 15l-win in a mares' maiden hurdle at Ffos Las last time (2m4f, heavy); stiffer task on handicap debut but worth considering.

4/7

1st

4

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Ffos Las

Houi Cherie

11st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

made all, shaken up before 2 out, went well clear approaching last, impressive

2/1

Form: 000-0B

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Irish raider who was brought down two out when held in a 25-runner Fairyhouse handicap last time (2m4f, yielding; 50-1); hadn't shown a great deal at long prices before that; needs to improve

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7th

10

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Danny The Fence

10st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Not bad runs lately over hurdles; however, was well-held on handicap chase debut in November and others are preferred.

25/1

Form: 52F-0P

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Showed fair form on good ground in 2021, but hasn't run to his best in two outings this season following a 462-day break; first run since a wind operation but stiff task from 12lb out of the handicap.

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0

9

6th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:18 Hexham

Elusive Red

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Barry Murtagh

Maiden after 20 starts; some of his best hurdle efforts have come at this track but he was tailed off here in June; chasing debut.

33/1

5th

8

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Elusive Red

10st 2lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

jumped right throughout, held up in rear, headway into midfield 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last

33/1

5th

10

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:50 Hexham

Elusive Red

10st 3lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

midfield

33/1

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Form: 2-5691 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

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3rd

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Coniston Clouds

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Lightly raced 8yo who began this season with clearcut win on chasing debut at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November; fell on only subsequent outing (in January) but will be fine on today's forecast soft ground and could still have a lot more to offer over fences.

7/2

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Ritson, Coniston Clouds

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Payout
Straight Forecast £564.40
Tricast £5229.40

Selections

RP Ratings:

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SPOTLIGHT:

Baghdad Central

TOPSPEED:

Balranald

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