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16:25 Haydock

Good To Soft

cavani.co.uk Peculiar Pocket Square Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 3m 0f 58y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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cavani.co.uk Peculiar Pocket Square Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.90
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 544

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Irish maiden point winner who has shown some ability in 2m/2m1f maiden hurdles on last two outings (good to soft); withdrawn twice since because of soft ground; some step up in trip should suit and, although this is a big one, he needs a second look on handicap debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Some Scope

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Improving 6yo who won two of his first three chases before running big race in defeat in Grimthorpe at Doncaster (3m2f, soft) last month; drier ground will be in his favour here and he probably still has more to offer.

3/1

2nd

12

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Some Scope

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Improving 6yo who came from a long way off the pace before drawing clear to win comfortably by over 7l here (3m, good) in January and is now 2-3 over fences; 10lb higher in a much stronger race today and may not be ideally suited by the slower ground, but still needs to be taken very seriously.

3/1

6

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Some Scope

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Won with something to spare at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft; second chase attempt) two months ago and looks open to further improvement in this sphere; has low mileage; respected up 5lb.

2/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 1-436P

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won Carlisle bumper last March; started hurdling career with a solid fourth at Wetherby (2m3f, good) in November but has made three backward steps since, in handicaps on last two occasions and over 2m7f on latest; has been making jumping errors.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

7th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

14:15 Fontwell

Imperial B G

12st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Runner-up at Haydock in April but tailed off at Warwick the following month and absent since; yard in good form and James Turner takes off a very handy 10lb, so there are grounds for optimism.

9/2

9th

8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Warwick

Imperial B G

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Bumper winner who has been inconsistent in his five-race hurdling career but he returned to form with a good second at Haydock (3m, good to soft) last month and is a key player if he's on song once more.

11/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 3F891P

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Held on narrowly when making most at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in February, opening his account at the 12th attempt; flopped at Southwell 12 days later; unraced beyond an extended 2m5f; no prizes for consistency; non-runner Wetherby 4.20 on Thursday.

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0

8

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:45 Perth

Doors Breaker

10st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Tjade Collier

led, mistake 4th, not fluent 8th, headed 4 out, weakened after 3 out, soon pulled up

8/1

10th

6

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:20 Market Rasen

Doors Breaker

10st 6lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tjade Collier

led, reminders 6th, ridden after 3 out, headed before 2 out

10/1

16/1

Form: 34-15P D

Last run: 99 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

3m Chepstow winner on handicap debut in October but tailed off at Lingfield next time (reportedly unsuited by soft ground) and pulled up at Taunton latest, so has lost some of his lustre; absent 99 days.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:40 Fontwell

Bobalot

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Recorded his second hurdle win when scoring over 2m5f here (soft) in January; only 3lb higher than for that clear-cut success but he's failed to repeat the form in three runs since and needs to get back near his best; first win was at 2m7f but this is his first try at this trip.

6/1

5th

3

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Bobalot

11st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Got back to winning ways in Fontwell handicap (2m5f) in January but was pulled up in similar company at Warwick last month; he needs to bounce back in a change of headgear.

14/1

9

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Bobalot

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Exploited some help from the handicapper and was too strong for Shuil Ceoil when switched back to hurdling at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) in January, but wasn't quite at same level over that C&D last month; others appeal more.

12/1

Form: P-PBPP D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won twice in ten days over fences at Bangor in May 2021 (both 3m on soft); 9lb lower today than for the second win, having completed in only one of eight races since (remote second when he did get round); 13yo who now reverts to hurdling for first time since February 2022.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:18 Uttoxeter

Loch Garman Aris

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Creditable second of 17 here (2m7f, good to soft) last May but this teenager has struggled in both runs this winter and he remains without a win since 2021.

25/1

8th

13

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Loch Garman Aris

10st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

towards rear

20/1

6th

7

8th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Warwick

Loch Garman Aris

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Veteran who has never won over hurdles but who finished a good second of 17 at Uttoxeter when last seen in May; has tended to need an outing in recent seasons but repeat of that effort would put him firmly in this.

13/2

Form: 980403

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

0-11 and inconsistent form; one of his better efforts when third of six at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) last time, so not totally dismissed.

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6th

9

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 5

16:25 Haydock

Master Of The Malt

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Daragh Bourke

0-11 and inconsistent form; one of his better efforts when third of six at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) last time, so not totally dismissed.

14/1

3rd

6

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:00 Sedgefield

Master Of The Malt

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

Inconsistent maiden who took his record to 0-10 with a poor effort last time; however, this new trip may well suit, judged on the way he shaped two starts ago.

12/1

10th

11

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Master Of The Malt

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

0-7 over hurdles; stayed on for fourth when upped to 3m1f at Carlisle (good to soft) last month and has the services of Brian Hughes today but needs to find something extra to get a win on the board.

10/1

5/1

Form: 4-6373

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

No threat in three novice hurdles (2m-2m4f) but went up in trip in first-time cheekpieces for his handicap debut at Taunton (3m, good) early last month and finished a lot closer in third of nine; considered.

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No Results Found

Form: -78431

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: P91801 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent sort but he won over about 3m2f at Hereford (good to soft) in November and Huntingdon (good; by a nose) in March, both with changes of headgear, which he does not have today; withdrawn when ground was soft last week; also non-runner Wetherby 4.20 Thursday; has to be considered.

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0

1

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

13:40 Ludlow

Braganza Bay

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

midfield, not fluent 1st, soon lost ground, not fluent 4th

7/2

1st

4

24th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Braganza Bay

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

in rear, headway 8th, led approaching last, ran on well

9/2

6th

6

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:45 Ffos Las

Braganza Bay

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

jumped right on occasions, raced in second, jumped right and lost second 4 out, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

7/1

Form: -0046F

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden; has bits of form, not the most solid though and he was well held when falling at the final flight last time; had first-time cheekpieces that day and now also has his tongue tied; moves up from 2m4f.

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9th

7

14th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:35 Ludlow

Rocket Robbo

10st 13lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

Unplaced all eight hurdling starts; quite well handicapped if judged on his sixth of 13 at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in February but ran poorly when tried over 3m last month; considered only if lively in the betting.

20/1

8

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 5

16:25 Haydock

Rocket Robbo

10st 11lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

Eight-race maiden; has bits of form, not the most solid though and he was well held when falling at the final flight last time; had first-time cheekpieces that day and now also has his tongue tied; moves up from 2m4f.

25/1

6

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Rocket Robbo

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

Seven-race maiden; shaped with promise on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good; sixth to Doors Breaker) most recently, keeping on from a difficult position; possibilities if he takes well to first-time headgear.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £324.00
Straight Forecast £274.10
Tricast £1917.90
Trifecta £3091.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Marty Time

WEST COUNTRY:

Some Scope

The Times:

Aldsworth

The Guardian:

Here Comes The Man

RP Ratings:

Bobalot

Daily Mail:

Some Scope

Daily Mirror:

Some Scope

D Express:

Aldsworth

Daily Record:

Here Comes The Man

TOPSPEED:

Marty Time

POSTDATA:

Marty Time

Telegraph:

Marty Time

The Sun:

Marty Time

The Star:

Marty Time