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Easter Monday Seniors’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 2m 4f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Easter Monday Seniors’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00

Form: 353252 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner (2m), who has a pretty solid record under both codes since last August but he was beaten 13l when runner-up here (2m, soft) last month and he still has stamina to prove at this sort of trip; others are more persuasive.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(4)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Swaffham Bulbeck

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Stuart Edmunds

A pretty useful jumper, last successful in a 2m handicap hurdle here in September; rarely seen on the Flat in recent years but he has finished second in staying handicaps on AW on his last two runs in this sphere; should be involved.

11/4

8th

1

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Taunton

Swaffham Bulbeck

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Stuart Edmunds

Outclassed in the Greatwood last time when pulled up at 100-1; usually consistent and went into that in form after competitive runs over 2m (good/heavy); however, he .does look on a tough mark and might be vulnerable.

9/1

Form: 4P5355 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) last February but he has a patchy record since and was tailed off when switched to chasing at Chepstow in February; now 10lb lower than for last win but he has something to prove and needs a major revival back in this sphere; hood removed.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Small Bad Bob

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

midfield, headway and went third before 9th

5/1

6th

10

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Small Bad Bob

10st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Well held at Kempton last time but this is more his scene and he won comfortably here the run before off 6lb lower, though Freddie Gordon claimed a further 7lb that day; needs respecting.

12/1

Form: P1P172 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Can be all-or-nothing with this 8yo but he has a good strike-rate of 9-24 over hurdles and bounced back near his best when runner-up at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) two weeks ago; that was in a Class 3 event and he's a key player on this drop back in grade.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

(9)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Thirtyfourstitches

9st 6lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

A fairly useful 2m4f hurdles winner but he has yet to match that form in four runs on the Flat, coming in a never-dangerous fifth on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (2m) 17 days ago; he may still do better.

9/2

0

7

(12)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Thirtyfourstitches

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

dwelt start, towards rear, took keen hold after 4f

7/1

5th

2

(12)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Thirtyfourstitches

9st 11lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Experienced 8yo who is a ten-time hurdles winner; has raced in two C&D events since switched to Flat, finishing third then sixth; the balance of that form gives him something to find.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 921P52 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Has a patchy record but he won in good style at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) in December and returned to form with a close second at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) last month; nudged up 2lb for that but he could make another bold bid back in trip; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:45 Wetherby

Made For You

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

led

6/4

5th

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:20 Sandown

Made For You

11st 13lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

No win since December 2022; respectable third both starts this term, latest on heavy; needs to improve on that form but yard is going well.

4/1

3rd

2

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

15:55 Leicester

Made For You

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

midfield, headway after 4 out, switched left before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, weakened approaching last

3/1

Form: 3P/2-P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Useful Flat performer who won on his hurdle/stable debut at Huntingdon (2m, soft) in March 2021 but he has a mixed record in only four runs since and was pulled in a Stratford handicap last month; that was after a long absence but he has some questions to answer on his second run back.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

2nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:25 Uttoxeter

Bombyx

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Long absences in his career but retains plenty of his ability judged on fifth of 12 at Ludlow in May; latest start (12 days ago) was voided early on; unraced beyond 2m; not entirely dismissed.

6/1

0

9

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:30 Stratford

Bombyx

10st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

in touch with leaders, pulled up before 4th, race voided

7/1

Form: F1342P

Last run: 124 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Clearance

9st 10lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Michael Blake

held up in rear, raced wide and ridden home turn

14/1

12th

5

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Clearance

9st 8lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Michael Blake

Veteran who won here (1m6f) five years ago and was in good form over hurdles last summer, winning three times; can go well fresh but is without a win on the Flat since the summer of 2020; others make greater appeal.

20/1

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Non-runners

Master Debonair, Bombyx, Clearance

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Payout
Exacta £83.00
Straight Forecast £80.40
Trifecta £104.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Swaffham Bulbeck

SPOTLIGHT:

Thirtyfourstitches

POSTDATA:

Made For You

The Times:

Small Bad Bob

D Express:

Master Debonair

RP Ratings:

Thirtyfourstitches

TOPSPEED:

Thirtyfourstitches

Daily Mirror:

Made For You

Daily Record:

Made For You

The Guardian:

Swaffham Bulbeck

Daily Mail:

Swaffham Bulbeck

The Sun:

Swaffham Bulbeck

The Star:

Swaffham Bulbeck