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16:50 Plumpton

Good To Soft

William Hill Epic Value Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 2m 4f 114y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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William Hill Epic Value Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 461241 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

2-4 in handicaps, the wins on soft at Warwick (2m3f) and Fakenham (2m4f; by 12l at 6-5); he was also on an upward curve form-wise when taking minor honours on good ground in between; raised another 4lb but he's a steady improver who can go well again.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Bashers Reflection

10st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

held up in rear

20/1

8th

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Bashers Reflection

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Has appeared to idle when in front this season, which didn't stop him winning comfortably at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in November but was costly there (2m3f, soft) last month; also effective elsewhere; up 6lb for last time but this progressive 7yo could have lots more left in the tank, and he's a smooth-travelling sort who may be suited by the drop back in trip.

20/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

Bashers Reflection

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Disappointing at Aintree (2m4f, heavy) in December last time out but prior to that he impressed when winning over this C&D (heavy), and if rediscovering that form today's 6lb higher mark may not stop him.

13/2

25/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 398/26 BF

Last run: 172 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

4-29 on Flat; 0-7 over hurdles, best of those efforts when second over C&D (good) in September three starts back; off since October; even best hurdles form requires some improvement.

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4th

7

(1)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 4

17:10 Ascot

Cherry Cola

9st 2lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Sheena West

towards rear

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 4315P3 CD

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Made all over C&D in November and back to form when switched to fences (3m) on latest start; no prizes for consistency over the last 14 months but best efforts put him in the mix; wore cheekpieces on last two starts and now tries a visor.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Baddesley

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Runs off a mark 4lb lower than when winning over hurdles here (2m4f, good to soft) in November but well beaten in chases the last twice; did finish a close third on his first run over fences 13 months ago so can jump them.

3/1

Form: 1-P11P CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden over C&D and got up on the line in a 2m1f novice at Fontwell; pulled up either side of those two wins but he was only 17-2 for the EBF Final at Sandown on latest, which was run on heavy going and he's probably forgiven that performance; could bounce back.

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4th

5

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:50 Plumpton

Churchills Boy

11st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Won a maiden over C&D and got up on the line in a 2m1f novice at Fontwell; pulled up either side of those two wins but he was only 17-2 for the EBF Final at Sandown on latest, which was run on heavy going and he's probably forgiven that performance; could bounce back.

8/1

10

11th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Churchills Boy

11st 1lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Similar profile to Crambo as his career record is 4-5; successful over hurdles at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) and Fontwell (2m1f, good; got up on line) the last twice; this step back up in trip looks a plus; progressive sort who is one to consider.

9/1

1st

1

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:05 Fontwell

Churchills Boy

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 3rd

4/1

Form: 221P41 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Progressive on good ground last summer and she was back on good ground for latest two starts, winning by a short head under Ben Bromley over C&D on latest; raised 5lb and needs to further her improvement.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:50 Plumpton

Last Of A Legend

10st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Progressive on good ground last summer and she was back on good ground for latest two starts, winning by a short head under Ben Bromley over C&D on latest; raised 5lb and needs to further her improvement.

10/1

1st

1

27th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Last Of A Legend

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Progressive on good ground last summer and appreciated the return to similar conditions when fourth of 14 in a 2m3f handicap at Taunton in December; hard to call her well handicapped but Ben Bromley's claim will help in that respect.

7/2

4th

2

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

12:53 Taunton

Last Of A Legend

11st 13lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

Pulled up on handicap debut at Hereford four weeks ago when back from a break but the soft ground may not have suited; this lightly raced 5yo was progressive on good ground in May-July and it will be no surprise if she gets back on track with a big performance.

9/1

Form: 21-352

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Point and bumper winner, yet to transfer that promise to hurdles; had wind surgery before latest start, though, and that second at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) was a step back in the right direction; needs another on this handicap debut.

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14th

18

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Bold Reaction

10st 10lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Nicky Henderson

held up in rear, steady headway after 3rd, in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out

8/1

2nd

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Bold Reaction

11st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Point/bumper winner; 0-5 over hurdles but best form when second of 12 at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) on reappearance in just his second handicap, despite racing freely; 4lb higher today and back down in trip after three runs at 2m3f-2m4f; may have more to give.

4/1

OUR TIP

33/1

Form: 3142U0

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Sole win (nine races) was a maiden last October; last two races have not gone well (unseated early then behind) and he now wears first-time headgear.

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2nd

1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Kaleb

12st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Seems to have developed a tendency to race lazily but is well handicapped on some of his placed form in stronger races than this last year and would probably have finished second in first-time blinkers at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in February but for a last-flight fall; cheekpieces back on today.

7/1

1

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Kaleb

12st 1lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Amy Murphy

in touch with leaders, went third 5th, outpaced and lost position before 3 out, soon ridden and rallied

4/1

Form: 131

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Quite useful on Flat up to 1m4f for the Johnstons; may well turn out to be better in this sphere, having twice won easily in 2m novice races at Newbury either side of a close third at Doncaster; 4-11 when he won by a street last time; tries an extra half mile but respected as a good prospect.

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8th

1

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:50 Plumpton

Love Is Golden

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Quite useful on Flat up to 1m4f for the Johnstons; may well turn out to be better in this sphere, having twice won easily in 2m novice races at Newbury either side of a close third at Doncaster; 4-11 when he won by a street last time; tries an extra half mile but respected as a good prospect.

7/4

1st

1

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:15 Newbury

Love Is Golden

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Quite a useful Flat performer at up to 1m4f for Mark and Charlie Johnston; beat a dual previous winner with a nice bit in hand on his hurdling debut here (good; under Niall Houlihan) and looked as though he would follow up at Doncaster before running out of puff late on; sets the standard.

4/7

3rd

1

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:35 Doncaster

Love Is Golden

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pressed leader going easily 2 out (usual 3 out), led after last (usual 2 out), ridden omitted last, headed final 110yds, lost second towards finish

8/11

Form: 211203 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Started off in handicaps with two wins in January, here on first occasion; two good places from his three starts since, the latest when upped to 2m3f at Bangor; needs to find extra and a 7lb claimer is recruited.

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3rd

1

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

El Muchacho

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Not an instant success over fences but got his act together and won readily at Plumpton (2m1f, good) 11 days ago; still well handicapped on hurdling form; obvious contender.

15/8

1st

3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

17:20 Plumpton

El Muchacho

11st 9lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Well handicapped on what he was doing over hurdles this time last year; rated lower over fences for a reason and his third in a field of four at Hereford last time wasn't overly convincing.

6/1

Form: 5-186 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) in October on hurdling debut; tailed off at Huntingdon next time and although his sixth in a warm race at Warwick was creditable, he needs a good deal better on this handicap debut.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Hall Lane

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Runner-up on chasing debut at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) in November and put a lesser effort behind him when respectable fifth at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) last month; will appreciate today's ease in grade; shortlisted.

10/1

5th

8

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Hall Lane

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Underwhelming progress over hurdles after winning his novice; kicked off his chase career with a promising second at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) in November but he was a well-held fourth of six at Ludlow last time; in good hands and still lightly raced but others are more convincing.

7/1

Form: -33783

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

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4th

2

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Godot

11st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Two of his three wins have been here, the latest a C&D chase on soft ground in January off just 4lb lower (narrowly); again went close here last month and it was a fairly deep handicap in which he struggled last time at Ascot; has won on good.

8/1

7th

11

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Godot

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

Dual hurdle winner last spring and battled on well for narrow chase success at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) in January; also ran well when close second in small-field contest there three weeks ago but others in this deeper race have more compelling form.

11/1

2nd

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:50 Plumpton

Godot

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

Just did enough to fend off progressive subsequent winner over C&D (soft) in January, on second chase start, and still looked in good nick at Kempton (3m, soft) last month, where he ran well until jumping errors in the home straight took their toll; good chance.

4/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £1114.00
Straight Forecast £915.60
Tricast £12889.50
Trifecta £9593.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Love Is Golden

RP Ratings:

El Muchacho

TOPSPEED:

Bashers Reflection

D Express:

Tightenourbelts

WEST COUNTRY:

Last Of A Legend

LAMBOURN:

Bold Reaction

POSTDATA:

El Muchacho

The Star:

Bashers Reflection

Daily Mirror:

Tightenourbelts

Daily Record:

Last Of A Legend

The Sun:

Bold Reaction

The Times:

Love Is Golden

Telegraph:

Love Is Golden