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Visit Irish Store Sales With ITM Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Visit Irish Store Sales With ITM Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.40
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 2-5233 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Below form when well-held third in Taunton maiden last month but began hurdling career with three promising 2m runs in late 2022 and remains open to improvement now upped in trip and switched to a handicap.

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5th

2

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

High Game Royal

11st 12lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

in touch with leaders

4/1

3rd

5

1st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:45 Newbury

High Game Royal

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

chased clear leader, lost ground before 6th, went modest second after 4 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened and lost position approaching last

10/1

3rd

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

12:25 Exeter

High Game Royal

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

prominent, mistake 11th, struggling 4 out, went third run-in, not pace to challenge

5/2

7/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: B4-323 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

A maiden after nine hurdle runs but placed on all three appearances this season, most recently when third of 16 at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) last month; likely to be right in the thick of things again here.

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2nd

12

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Drash On Ruby

10st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

A maiden after nine hurdle runs but placed on all three appearances this season, most recently when third of 16 at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) last month; likely to be right in the thick of things again here.

7/2

3rd

5

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Drash On Ruby

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

0-8 over hurdles and 0-11 overall but placed on both appearances this season, more recently when second behind a very well-handicapped rival at Bangor (2m3f, good to soft) last month; high on the list.

100/30

2nd

4

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Drash On Ruby

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

0-7 over hurdles and more exposed than some of these but stayed on for third of 14 in Taunton handicap (2m3f, good) on seasonal debut in December and won't be far away if in similar form here.

9/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 9-6452

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 5yo who displayed improvement and ran a big race when second of 14 on last month's handicap debut at Taunton (2m3f, good); could easily have more to offer and features prominently in calculations.

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1st

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

19:00 Taunton

Bertie Wooster

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Still a maiden but has run a few good races in handicaps (1m7f-3m1f) and, although well beaten in a maiden last month, the winner went in again last weekend; unlikely to be far away.

10/1

2nd

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:25 Chepstow

Bertie Wooster

11st 6lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Is now 0-9 but he's proving a reliable sort and posted a good fourth of 12 in 2m4f Sandown handicap hurdle in January; he can go well again after a break.

9/4

4th

6

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:10 Sandown

Bertie Wooster

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Went up 6lb for a narrow defeat over 2m5f at Hereford (good) in November and that rise, combined with the step up to 3m1f, found him out when 12l away back there last month; however, has been placed in all his handicaps and he's unlikely to be far away.

10/1

Form: 1263

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Caused 80-1 shock on debut at Bangor (2m, good to soft) in October but hasn't really kicked on from that performance, and was beaten over 30l when third in Sandown handicap (2m4f, soft) last month; more needed here.

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1st

17

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Gwennie May Boy

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Loves the mud and is unbeaten in two runs since joining Dan Skelton, grinding out a workmanlike success under Charlie Todd at Uttoxeter (2m7f; Floueur well held in fifth; Seefin, Classic Concorde and Lord Snootie pulled up) four weeks ago; may not have finished improving and must be seriously considered despite a 9lb rise in the weights.

7/1

1st

18

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Gwennie May Boy

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Two-time winner for Jonjo O'Neill; didn't go unbacked when repelling a stablemate at Bangor (2m7f, heavy; 4lb lower) but thrown into a much better race here.

14/1

1st

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Gwennie May Boy

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, went second 9th, led going easily after 3 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden approaching last, good jump last, kept on well run-in, unbalanced final 110yds, pushed out

9/1

Form: 4FU32P

Last run: 105 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Signed off for Neil Mulholland with a poor run on Boxing Day but was placed on consecutive outings beforehand (2m4f/2m) and it will be interesting to see what Sheena West can do with him.

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6th

1

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

First Quest

11st 9lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

A four-time winner over hurdles; made a slow start for this yard (Flat/hurdles) but the spark returned when second over 2m3f at Fontwell (good); wouldn't want much rain but fair chance otherwise.

7/2

6th

1

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

First Quest

11st 9lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

A four-time winner over hurdles; made a slow start for this yard (Flat/hurdles) but the spark returned when second over 2m3f at Fontwell (good); wouldn't want much rain but fair chance otherwise.

7/2

Form: 05002U

Last run: 104 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles when trained in Ireland but the form of his second of 15 at Thurles (2m, yielding) in December has been pretty well advertised by the winner since; market may guide on today's stable debut.

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7th

5

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Hunters Song

11st 8lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

led

16/1

8

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

17:50 Chepstow

Hunters Song

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Gary Brown

Second of 15 in handicap at Thurles (2m, yielding) in December is the best form in this field; however, it's also easily his best form; well beaten in 2m3f handicap here on recent British debut but he's still one to consider, with tongue-tie and cheekpieces both enlisted.

7/2

6th

9

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Hunters Song

11st 1lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

0-6 over hurdles when trained in Ireland but the form of his second of 15 at Thurles (2m, yielding) in December has been pretty well advertised by the winner since; market may guide on today's stable debut.

12/1

Form: 6797P2 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Put some poor performances behind him when close second of four at Hereford (2m3f, good; refitted cheekpieces) six weeks ago but the value of that form is open to question (odds-on favourite below par) and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task again in first-time visor.

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7th

10

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Winds Of Fire

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Put some poor performances behind him when close second of four at Hereford (2m3f, good; refitted cheekpieces) six weeks ago but the value of that form is open to question (odds-on favourite below par) and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task again in first-time visor.

12/1

2nd

3

26th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

15:50 Hereford

Winds Of Fire

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Right down weights since 2m7f chase win in late 2021 (good to soft); went off the boil soon after and in very ordinary form over hurdles this winter; about-turn not guaranteed for refitted cheekpieces.

13/2

10

4th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:30 Hereford

Winds Of Fire

11st 1lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Becoming very well handicapped now and latest seventh at Ludlow was a small step in the right direction, after a series of very modest efforts; could build on that; may be best when racing prominently.

20/1

Form: 504722

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in both handicap hurdles, more recently behind an improver at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) last month; competes off same mark again here and remains unexposed over this sort of trip; shortlisted.

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1st

12

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

Ingennio

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Off the mark over fences when wide-margin winner of C&D selling chase 11 days ago (good, 4lb out of the handicap but placed horses even further out of the handicap); has a 4lb higher mark in a stronger race but could go well.

3/1

1st

2

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:32 Fakenham

Ingennio

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Richard Hobson

Disappointing favourite at Huntingdon (2m, good; second chase attempt) last Monday, taking overall record to 0-15; generally in decent form (at up to 2m4f) otherwise this term and may well rebound; one of the main players, despite being 4lb out of weights.

2/1

5th

5

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Ingennio

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Placed four times at up to 2m4f over hurdles; ran well for a long way before weakening on chase debut at Newcastle (2m, heavy) last month; has since had wind surgery; drops 2lb; check for any market confidence.

5/1

Form: 223-FP

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Became rather disappointing for Paul Nicholls last season and failed to complete both chases for new stable last month; drops in grade for today's hurdling return but still has a lot to prove.

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0

14

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:04 Wincanton

Atholl Street

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Five starts for this yard, failing to finish in two chases and tailed off in his three races back hurdling; way down the weights.

66/1

5th

6

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Newton Abbot

Atholl Street

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Four starts for this yard; failed to finish in two chases and twice tailed off back hurdling; tongue-strap returns.

50/1

8th

9

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Atholl Street

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Became rather disappointing for Paul Nicholls last season and has struggled to get competitive for new stable this term, most recently when tailed off here (2m3f) on recent return to hurdling; revival needed.

50/1

Form: 0-3735 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Dual winner as a novice last season but yet to hit top gear this term; weakened out of contention rather tamely when tried in cheekpieces at Haydock (3m, soft) last month; drops back in trip with blinkers fitted here.

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2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Kingofthewest

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

raced in second, fell 3rd

5/2

2nd

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Kingofthewest

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

prominent, left in third 9th, stayed on run-in, went third towards finish, no match for winner

7/2

Form: 6P3415 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Came good over hurdles at ninth attempt, with easy win in modest event at Catterick (2m3f, good) in February, but was safely held under penalty at Fontwell a few days later and, on balance, others appeal more.

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13

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Lifetime Legend

10st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

in touch with leaders

20/1

6th

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

19:00 Taunton

Lifetime Legend

10st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Overall strike-rate of 1-32 but his win came off an 11lb higher mark early last year (2m3f, good) and the new visor triggered a return to form at Huntingdon (2m4f, good); has to be of interest.

10/1

Form: 0-7174

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Drew clear to win by 26l at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) in December and is only 4lb higher here but was well below that form on both subsequent appearances and has become a very hard horse to predict.

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5

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle

Gerolamo Cardano

11st 8lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: D J Jeffreys

midfield on outer

16/1

13

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Gerolamo Cardano

10st 7lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: D J Jeffreys

Drew clear to win by 26l at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) in December and is only 4lb higher here but was well below that form on both subsequent appearances and has become a very hard horse to predict.

16/1

4th

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:25 Fontwell

Gerolamo Cardano

10st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: D J Jeffreys

Ended a 13-race losing run in emphatic fashion at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) in December, but blew out completely when sent off a warm favourite back there (soft) last month; a contender on that penultimate effort, but there are risks attached.

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £457.00
Straight Forecast £350.10
Tricast £1369.50
Trifecta £1897.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bertie Wooster

The Guardian:

Gwennie May Boy

The Times:

Ingennio

WEST COUNTRY:

High Game Royal

D Express:

Gwennie May Boy

The Star:

Ingennio

RP Ratings:

Bertie Wooster

TOPSPEED:

Bertie Wooster

POSTDATA:

Bertie Wooster

Telegraph:

Bertie Wooster

Daily Mail:

Bertie Wooster

Daily Mirror:

Bertie Wooster

The Sun:

Bertie Wooster

Daily Record:

Bertie Wooster