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14:10 Huntingdon

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Racing TV Huntingdon Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 2m 7f 129y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Racing TV Huntingdon Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3F-625 C

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Weights chance on best 2m4f form (good/good to soft) but the stamina question wasn't totally answered when fifth over 2m7f at Taunton in December when cheekpieces were added (retained today); likely needs more.

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3rd

5

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 210y

Class 3

18:25 Aintree

Kakamora

10st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom George

pressed leader, pushed along 3 out, ridden and weakened 2 out

9/2

1st

2

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Worcester

Kakamora

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom George

Flopped at Ludlow last month and has something to prove on the back of that, but two starts ago he won at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) and he's also effective on good ground; not ruled out.

5/2

5th

6

9th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

18:25 Ludlow

Kakamora

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tom George

These aids seem to have helped and he was having just his second attempt at a staying trip when a convincing winner at Huntingdon last month (2m7f, good to soft; only three finished); should go on; Harry Cobden a rare booking for the yard.

3/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 313612 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Multiple course winner, the latest three over C&D; has won two out five starts for this yard and no harm done with defeat to unexposed one at Southwell last month; Brian Hughes is a rare booking for the stable.

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1

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Lord Sparky

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Best known as a Huntingdon specialist but recorded career-best RPR when scoring at Fakenham (3m5f, good to soft) last season, so a marathon trip on a sharp left-handed track evidently suits him well; out of form this term, though, and needs to turn a corner.

14/1

7th

10

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Lord Sparky

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

prominent

8/1

0

3

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:40 Fakenham

Lord Sparky

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Best known as a Huntingdon specialist but his latest win (in January) was gained over C&D (good to soft; first-time visor); pulled up on last month's seasonal debut at Ludlow (wore blinkers) but has the visor back on today and that recent outing might have brought him on.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: -6P921 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Three wins for this yard over 2m4f on good and soft, most recently a second course success 26 days ago; kept to approximately that trip for a long time now, though, and has more to prove back over further.

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5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Luckofthedraw

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Toby Bulgin

Claims on last season's best but he made an underwhelming return from 320 days off at Plumpton 23 days ago; needs to leave that effort behind him.

14/1

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Luckofthedraw

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Toby Bulgin

Beat just two rivals at Huntingdon in March (2m4f, soft) and hasn't fared so well since in deeper races; bit to prove.

14/1

4th

2

16th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:25 Newcastle

Luckofthedraw

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Toby Bulgin

prominent, in touch with leaders after 3rd

7/1

Form: 2/0P-P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

All four wins in Ireland at about 2m4f on testing ground; seen only four times in the last two years and pulled up in two most recent starts in Britain, either side of wind surgery; has plenty to prove for now.

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7

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Fine Theatre

11st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Without a victory since 2020 and this unreliable veteran made mistakes when pulled up at Ffos Las (3m) last time; it's easy to look elsewhere.

20/1

1

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:20 Ffos Las

Fine Theatre

12st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Richard Phillips

Pulled up on first three starts for Richard Phillips and never looked dangerous before battling on for modest fifth at Worcester (2m7f, good) a fortnight ago; remains a difficult horse to enthuse over.

16/1

5th

3

8th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Fine Theatre

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Ex-Irish teenager who has been pulled up on all three outings for Richard Phillips, the last twice after returning from a long absence this year; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today; big leap of faith required to support him.

100/1

Form: 21432F D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has continued in fair form since beating a non-stayer in two-finisher 3m race at Fakenham in October; hadn't been asked for a serious effort when coming down four out at Taunton in March but that was a heavy fall and he needs to show his confidence is intact.

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5th

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:42 Taunton

Dans Chosen

11st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Better known as a chaser these days, with three of his four wins in that discipline gained last year; returns to hurdling over a trip short of his best and looks vulnerable.

8/1

1st

1

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:50 Ludlow

Dans Chosen

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Out of form for much of 2023 but also won at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July and September; not disgraced when third at Exeter on latest start; has to be considered.

3/1

3rd

2

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Dans Chosen

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Very in and out but has won two of his last three starts, both of them at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good); beat only two other finishers latterly but only 1lb higher for this and will go close if continuing the good work.

4/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lord Sparky

The Guardian:

Kakamora

Daily Mirror:

Luckofthedraw

POSTDATA:

Lord Sparky

The Times:

Lord Sparky

Daily Mail:

Lord Sparky

The Sun:

Lord Sparky

Daily Record:

Lord Sparky