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Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 3m 0f 60y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: 32P301

Last run: 232 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Returned to form to cause 33-1 surprise at Worcester (2m7f, good) last summer but subsequent 9lb rise asks quite a lot of her, and she has fitness to prove after a 232-day layoff.

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14

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Czech Her Out

10st 11lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Given an excellent ride by Patrick Wadge to win at Ayr (3m, soft) three weeks ago in a peculiar race (big early gaps); this 10yo is on a career-high mark now back against males but a strongly run race in a big field should be right up her street and she's also effective on good going; respected.

10/1

1st

7

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Czech Her Out

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won at Perth (3m, good to soft) last August and, after a break, kept on for good third here (2m5f, good) last month; the step back up in trip is a plus and she could be in the mix if conditions suit (ran okay in a bumper on soft in 2019; all starts since on good to soft or faster).

20/1

3rd

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:58 Ayr

Czech Her Out

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won a Perth handicap in August on stable debut (3m, good to soft) and was a good second over 3m2f at Kelso the following month; disappointing last time (October) but not ruled out back from a break.

15/2

Form: 36P021 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Suffered a mid-season dip in form but has turned things around lately, and comes here after a hard-fought win at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) two weeks ago; remains unexposed over this sort of trip and should be fine on today's forecast quicker ground; respected.

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5th

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

Hillfinch

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Dual course winner, latterly off 3lb higher over C&D (soft) just under a year ago; out of form this season, though, and needs to turn a corner; wore cheekpieces the last twice; visor tried today.

14/1

10th

3

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Hillfinch

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Now back on same mark as for hard-fought win at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) last March but dropped out of contention very tamely on final two starts last year (cheekpieces added last time) and comes here with a point to prove.

12/1

5th

4

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Hillfinch

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Ended last season in good form, most notably when winning at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft); made a satisfactory reappearance last month but dropped out very quickly after making the running at Market Rasen on latest outing and needs to put that performance behind her; sports first-time cheekpieces.

8/1

Form: 9-F0P2

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

0-8 over hurdles but returned to form and ran big race in defeat at Warwick (3m2f, soft) last month; only 1lb higher here and will be a tough nut to crack if in similar mood again.

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4th

3

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

15:35 Leicester

My Girl Lollipop

11st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Placed in a bumper and five hurdles at up to 3m2f, including on soft; entitled to need the run when pulled up on chase debut for new yard in January but might need this too, and regular cheekpieces still left off.

14/1

0

3

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

My Girl Lollipop

11st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

12-race maiden but ran well to be placed in handicap hurdles last spring on final three runs for Stuart Edmunds (3m-3m2f, soft-good) and she'll be in the mix if transferring that form to fences at the first attempt.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: P6-125 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Scored on seasonal debut at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie) in September and ran at least as well when second at Worcester (2m7f, soft) the following month; returned from a break with a lesser effort in February and needs that outing to have done him good.

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4th

3

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 3

16:00 Exeter

Gentleman Valley

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Won three in a row in early part of this season (2m7f-3m1f) and was set to finish second off today's mark before last-flight fall at Warwick (2m5f, good) this month; respected.

7/1

0

5

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Gentleman Valley

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

In fine form in the summer and completed his hat-trick in 2m7f Worcester handicap hurdle; posted another solid effort off a 6lb higher mark when fourth at Stratford (3m2f) last time so he's shortlisted.

5/1

4th

4

3rd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

17:25 Stratford

Gentleman Valley

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

Has his quirks but going great guns this summer and completed a hat-trick with a career-best effort at Worcester last month; has form on soft ground and no surprise if he proves up to this 6lb higher mark.

9/4

Form: 2-4P73

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Chasing didn't go to plan during the winter and he made a low-key return to hurdling in February but last month's keeping-on third at Bangor (2m3f, good to soft) was a lot more encouraging; unexposed over 3m and sure to appreciate today's ease in grade; shortlisted.

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2

15th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:45 Southwell

Barony Legends

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

in rear

7/1

5th

1

12th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Barony Legends

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

towards rear, headway after 10th

7/1

7

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

14:00 Wetherby

Barony Legends

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Looked very good when winning at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in October 2021; unable to reproduce that promise since but his recent 14l third at Bangor (2m3f, good to soft) wasn't devoid of promise and this longer trip may be a plus; continues to drop down the weights and he's an each-way possible.

11/1

Form: 956772 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in first two handicap hurdles but significant improvement when clear second over C&D (good to soft) last month, having been heavily backed; gets in off the same mark and remains of strong interest.

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6th

3

1st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:47 Warwick

Kingsfort Hill

11st 8lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Soundly beaten in first two handicap hurdles but was clear second at Southwell (3m, good to soft) in March, having been heavily backed; not in same form when returned to Southwell last month but will be dangerous if back on song in first-time cheekpieces here.

5/1

6th

9

12th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Kingsfort Hill

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, shaken up and lost ground 9th, pushed along and some headway before 3 out

5/2

2nd

4

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:05 Southwell

Kingsfort Hill

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Unplaced in five starts over hurdles, the latest two in handicaps, and well beaten over 2m4f here latest; drops 5lb.

7/1

Form: -7P444 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Ran well for a long way when fourth at Doncaster (3m, good) in January but didn't build on that performance on his latest outing and has basically been very disappointing since his valuable chase win in 2021.

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2

12th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, lost ground after 8th, pushed along when towards rear after 10th, got behind after 3 out

20/1

4th

4

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:17 Exeter

Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, lost position after 2nd, towards rear after 5th, pushed along before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, soon no impression and beaten

10/1

4th

1

27th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:45 Doncaster

Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won a high-profile staying chase at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in autumn 2021 but has lost his way and was beaten 28l on his return to hurdles at Warwick (3m2f); dropped further in class here but with questions to answer right now.

20/1

Form: P0627P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner in France last year and suggested he was ready to exploit some significant help from the British handicapper when second of 15 at Doncaster (3m, good) in January; below that form twice since, though, and now has it all to prove again; tongue-tie refitted.

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1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Kadex

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Beat three rivals over C&D (good to soft) in October and he nearly followed up at Fakenham; however, has since been let down by his jumping with three pull-ups; blinkers replace previous headgear.

6/1

2

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

13:45 Fakenham

Kadex

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Opened his chase account for his current yard at Plumpton (25f) in October but he has been held back by his jumping subsequently, pulled up back there last time; hood replaces usual cheekpieces with plenty to prove.

4/1

Form: 2/7PP4

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Useful for Nigel Twiston-Davies but, after a long absence, has struggled to get competitive for new stable this season (four runs; 2m-2m4f); tries a new trip today.

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7

12th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Sir Valentine

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Claire Dyson

prominent, mistake 10th, soon pushed along and lost ground, got behind after 3 out

50/1

4th

2

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:53 Bangor-on-Dee

Sir Valentine

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Claire Dyson

Useful for Nigel Twiston-Davies but, after a long absence, he's struggled in three runs (hurdle/chases) for new yard.

20/1

Form: 95211- D

Last run: 397 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Struck form and won consecutive races on good ground at Newcastle (2m6f/2m7f) last February/March; could quite plausibly have further improvement still to come but a 397-day absence may have checked his momentum.

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9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Freethinker

10st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Dual good-ground hurdle winner at Newcastle (2m6f/2m7f) in early 2022 but seems badly to have lost his way over hurdles and fences during the last year or so; leap of faith is required to support him here.

20/1

0

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:20 Huntingdon

Freethinker

10st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Both wins in good-ground events over hurdles at Newcastle in 2022; achieved nothing in 2023, latterly over fences; enough to prove.

25/1

8th

9

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Freethinker

10st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Two wins over hurdles at Newcastle (2m6f/2m7f, good) early in 2022 but pulled up in three runs this year including on his chase debut in October; has plenty to prove and he needs a major turnaround.

25/1

Form: 666P2

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in February 2022 but was well beaten on first four hurdling starts (2m-2m4f) and didn't achieve much when remote second of three last time; combination of step up in trip and first-time cheekpieces may enable improvement on handicap debut, though; worth a glance in the betting.

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8th

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Artic Breeze

10st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

0-6 over hurdles but kept on well from unpromising position when second on seasonal/stable/chase debut at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) on Boxing Day, and his Irish point win in 2022 suggests he'll be suited by today's slower ground; likely contender.

7/2

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Non-runners

Langley Hundred

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Payout
Straight Forecast £2545.70
Tricast £18347.60

Selections

RP Ratings:

Freethinker

SPOTLIGHT:

Kingsfort Hill

Telegraph:

Hillfinch

The Times:

Artic Breeze

WEST COUNTRY:

Langley Hundred

Daily Record:

Hillfinch

D Express:

Artic Breeze

Daily Mail:

Langley Hundred

TOPSPEED:

Freethinker

The Guardian:

Freethinker

Daily Mirror:

Freethinker

The Star:

Freethinker

POSTDATA:

Kingsfort Hill

The Sun:

Kingsfort Hill