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15:15 Haydock

Good To Soft

cavani.co.uk Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Final Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £25720
  • 3m 0f 58y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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cavani.co.uk Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Final Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

Form: 141376 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Can be headstrong but that didn't prevent him from winning twice in the autumn; not at his best the last twice (with and without a hood) and has something to prove in the hustle and bustle of a big field.

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7th

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Tiger Jet

11st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Brian Ellison

Ended last season with 3m Haydock success and back to form when a solid fifth in 3m Cheltenham handicap in December; possibilities after a break.

6/1

5th

9

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Tiger Jet

10st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Brian Ellison

3-15 over hurdles, most notably coming from off the pace to win a 15-runner series final at Haydock (3m, good to soft; 6lb higher today) in April; surged back to that form when third of nine here (2m5f, soft) on latest start, catching the eye big time with the way he came from a most unpromising position; back up 2lb but also 3f in trip, which will surely suit him.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 112228 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Completed a hat-trick at Uttoxeter in November (2m7f, soft) and has continued to run well despite a rising mark, latterly when not beaten too far in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham (prominent throughout); considered.

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2nd

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

The Changing Man

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Progressive hurdle form last season included a course win on soft (unraced on heavy); excellent second to class act Stay Away Fay on chase debut at Exeter in November (3m, good to soft) but he's finished well beaten in his final two runs, latterly when favourite for his handicap debut in this discipline; did make a bad mistake four out that day and, if avoiding a similar mishap here, he has the class to be very competitive.

7/1

4th

3

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:10 Exeter

The Changing Man

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

towards rear, bad mistake and nearly lost jockey 14th, recovered and steady headway before 4 out, ridden 3 out, outpaced 2 out, jumped left and weakened last

5/2

4th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:24 Warwick

The Changing Man

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Progressive in 3m handicap hurdles last season (including on soft) and took his form to a new level when second at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November on chase debut, 1l ahead of Grey Dawning who has improved since; unseated six out in Grade 2 at Sandown latest; needs to resume improvement in a major way if he's to beat the best of these.

6/1

Form: 2-URP4

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

In good nick just over a year ago (win/placed form) but very little to shout about in the meantime and some quirks haven't gone unnoticed.

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2

1st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:45 Newbury

Young Butler

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

chased clear leader, lost ground before 6th

4/1

1st

10

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Young Butler

10st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Record of 3-9 over hurdles for Emma Lavelle and was nicely on top in the finish over 3m at Kempton the final time (May; ground was good but he's effective on soft); since changed hands for £21,000; has his quirks but likely to win more races for his respected new yard.

10/1

Form: 37-P52 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Three-time Aintree winner over hurdles during 2021; had some spells out of action in the meantime but it was a definite return to form when second at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) behind an easy winner who went on to be favourite in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham (beaten 8l); could be interesting after wind surgery.

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2nd

17

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

My Bobby Dazzler

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Went close at Cheltenham (3m, heavy) on New Year's Day and he's also effective on good ground; however, he's been well beaten on his three outings since and needs to turn things around.

33/1

7th

7

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

My Bobby Dazzler

11st 5lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mel Rowley

Triple hurdle winner at up to 3m, including on soft; runner-up twice returned to hurdles this year, although he was beaten 21l by the reopposing Astronomic View at Warwick (3m2f, soft) latterly.

14/1

2nd

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

My Bobby Dazzler

11st 10lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

prominent, pressed leader 9th

11/2

Form: 2-1123 BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won two small-field minor events (2m5f) to go 2-2 over hurdles and has held his own in both handicaps (2m3f/2m7f), last time at Ascot not given too stern a time once his chance of victory had passed (after three months away); stable has a good record in this race and won it 12 months ago with a not dissimilar type who was beaten the time before; player.

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5th

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Itso Fury

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Two good-ground wins last season and back on the scoresheet at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) last November; another good run when third at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago and he may be able to build on that; chance.

4/1

3rd

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Itso Fury

10st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Promising novice campaign (including two good-ground wins) last season and he left October's reappearance run miles behind to win by 2l at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) in November last time out; appeared to idle when in front, so a 5lb rise could underestimate this progressive 7yo; likely player.

11/2

Form: 3-1116 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Finished a well-held sixth (behind Itso Fury) at Ascot when bidding for a four-timer but ran respectably and Beau Morgan now takes off 7lb with his claim; enters calculations.

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8

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Apple Rock

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

towards rear of midfield, bad mistake 2nd, ridden and struggling after 5 out, soon eased and pulled up

16/1

6th

8

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Apple Rock

11st 4lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Finished a well-held sixth (behind Itso Fury) at Ascot when bidding for a four-timer but ran respectably and Beau Morgan now takes off 7lb with his claim; enters calculations.

20/1

2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Apple Rock

11st 13lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Just out of the money at Ascot last month when bidding for a four-timer but ran respectably on bare figures and likely remains in form; C&D winner the time before and enters calculations back here.

5/2

Form: 3-2132

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Doesn't want the ground too soft; had done his winning over shorter but stamina didn't look an issue at Newbury on his first crack at 3m, finding only a revitalised and well-backed winner his superior; up 3lb but a danger to all.

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2nd

3

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Warwick

Hyland

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders, went second 4 out, led going easily home turn, joined 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened gradually run-in, no match for winner

4/1

14th

17

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Hyland

10st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Notched ready wins at Warwick (2m5f, good) and Cheltenham (3m, good to soft; 20-runner qualifier) in October; good third at Newbury (3m) in December and last month's lesser show at Ascot was no disgrace back over 2m3f; has run only once on soft, in January 2022, so that could be an issue as could stable form; otherwise a bold show from this reliable sort would not surprise.

20/1

Form: P87213 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Showed a willing attitude to win narrowly at Doncaster (3m, good) but dropped out tamely at Plumpton off this 4lb higher mark when soft ground shouldn't have been a factor; opposable.

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7th

2

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

Midnightreflection

12st 1lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

Justified support with her narrow success at Ascot (2m7f, good) in November; well held on soft ground in last two runs but this return to forecast quicker conditions looks a positive and she's now 1lb lower than for last win; dangerous if she can get back on track.

12/1

5th

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Midnightreflection

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

Won with nothing to spare at Ascot in November (2m7f, good) when also ridden by Charlie Case and just 1lb lower; her following effort was okay as well and it was quite a strong race in which she was found well wanting at Lingfield; in an ideal world she probably prefers quicker ground than this.

10/1

20/1

Form: 234214 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Belatedly shed his maiden status in fairly decisive fashion at Exeter (2m7f, good) but he couldn't cope with the penalty in a better race at Newbury (behind Hyland); 3lb lower for this but career-best form is demanded.

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No Results Found

Form: 25-224

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two maiden hurdles (2m3f/2m7f) before producing a tame effort on his handicap debut (2m7f); the tongue-tie tried then is soon dispensed with and this lightly raced 8yo retains potential.

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0

5

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

13:40 Market Rasen

Bold Soldier

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Well beaten last spring on final two hurdle starts and reappears with something; however, perhaps a break will have helped and this lightly raced point runner-up may be suited by the switch to fences; not written off.

25/1

10th

13

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Bold Soldier

10st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Warren Greatrex

Runner-up in two maiden hurdles (2m3f/2m7f) before producing a tame effort on his handicap debut (2m7f); the tongue-tie tried then is soon dispensed with and this lightly raced 8yo retains potential.

33/1

4th

3

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:25 Market Rasen

Bold Soldier

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Warren Greatrex

Second in an Irish point; five-race maiden under rules, but has finished runner-up in maiden hurdles at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) and Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft) on his last two starts; tongue-tie tried on handicap debut; a possible.

2/1

16/1

Form: F2P655 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Close third in this 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark so dangerous to entirely dismiss; that said, he was in much better form coming into last year's race.

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2nd

2

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

19:55 Fontwell

Sirobbie

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

prominent, ridden after 3 out, went second but drifted left run-in, pressed winner towards finish, stayed on

11/4

1st

1

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Sirobbie

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

Six-time hurdle winner at up to 3m1f; well below par on his last two starts but showed at both Ludlow in January and Newbury in February that he retains ability; handy mark and down in grade; not written off.

5/1

11th

14

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Sirobbie

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Close third in this 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark so dangerous to entirely dismiss; that said, he was in much better form coming into last year's race.

16/1

Form: 721340 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Plenty of good runs in staying handicaps these last 12 months but he was well beaten in the Pertemps Final after being clear at one stage; can put a line through that run but he's an 11yo now and likely to be placed at best.

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5

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Burrows Park

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

pressed leader, shaken up before 4 out, weakened on turn before 3 out, soon dropped to last, pulled up home straight

14/1

5th

4

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Burrows Park

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Quirky customer who often races lazily; well suited by a slog in the mud and now 11lb lower than when making all at Exeter (2m7f, heavy) 14 months ago but it's hard to predict the extent to which he'll warm to the task.

7/1

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Burrows Park

10st 12lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Multiple winner off higher marks over hurdles; best form this season when second off 8lb higher at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December; has an unconvincing record over fences but returns to this sphere looking attractively handicapped.

3/1

Form: 1-6221 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won a bit too well for his own good at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft), with that 14l romp earning him a 9lb hit; on the plus side, he wouldn't be fully exposed as a stayer and arrives here with the wind in his sails.

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3

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Farmers Gamble

12st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Won in good style at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft) last February and in front when falling three out over fences at Uttoxeter (3m, heavy) in November with first-time cheekpieces; back over hurdles off what should be a competitive mark, but there's also a step back down in trip to weigh up.

11/1

Form: UP-511 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back chases last season and has repeated the feat over hurdles with comfortable wins over 3m on good ground at Southwell and Doncaster; had the run of things in small fields and now faces very different circumstances off a career-high mark.

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6th

5

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Docpickedme

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Richard Hobson

Has to bounce back from two non-completions but he ran well for a long way in the Grimthorpe at Doncaster and jumping left didn't help at Kempton; he's not easy to predict but a good day would see him have some say off this mark.

25/1

5

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Docpickedme

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

jumped left on occasions, led narrowly, not fluent 11th, bad mistake and headed 13th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

8/1

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Docpickedme

10st 10lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Richard Hobson

Put his stamina to good use when keeping on best in what turned out to be a fairly stern test over about 2m4f at Wetherby (soft; had wind op soon afterwards) in January; sure to be suited by today's move back up in trip but a 4lb rise might be enough to find him out in this stronger race.

14/1

Form: 080520 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Ran his best race for this yard when second to Docpickedme in a three-finisher race at Doncaster (3m, good) but Newbury was underwhelming even when taking into account the drop back to 2m4f; not easily recommended on the back of that.

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9

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Pileon

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Ran his best race for this yard when second to Docpickedme in a three-finisher race at Doncaster (3m, good) but Newbury was underwhelming even when taking into account the drop back to 2m4f; not easily recommended on the back of that.

16/1

10th

7

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

14:10 Newbury

Pileon

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Handily treated and he ran his best race for this yard when second of three finishers at Doncaster recently (3m, good); his best form these days is at that trip though so he needs to show he still has what it takes at 2m4f.

6/1

2nd

5

9th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:50 Doncaster

Pileon

11st 9lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Has dropped to a mark 9lb lower than when going very close at Cheltenham (3m, good) last April and a market check is advised, but he's been a long way below his best on his three starts for this yard; major turnaround needed.

12/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Itso Fury

LAMBOURN:

Hyland

TOPSPEED:

Tiger Jet

Daily Mail:

The Changing Man

Daily Mirror:

My Bobby Dazzler

RP Ratings:

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The Sun:

Hyland

POSTDATA:

Itso Fury

WEST COUNTRY:

Itso Fury

The Times:

Itso Fury

Telegraph:

Itso Fury

D Express:

Itso Fury