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  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

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11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -77316 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Very useful chaser at his best; very much on the downgrade now and was tailed off at Haydock last month but was able to exploit his novice hurdle status in three-runner contest at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) two starts ago and ought to play a leading role here.

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

4th

6

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Kempton

Amoola Gold

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Both wins last season came over hurdles, including Chepstow contest on final outing; hasn't won over fences since 2020 and current mark reflects a general decline in his form; very well handicapped on his useful best.

7/1

1st

1

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:45 Chepstow

Amoola Gold

11st 9lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Very useful chaser at his best; very much on the downgrade now and was tailed off at Haydock last month but was able to exploit his novice hurdle status in three-runner contest at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) two starts ago and ought to play a leading role here.

11/10

6th

4

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 67y

Class 3

17:20 Haydock

Amoola Gold

11st 10lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

No win since 2020 as a chaser and he's not been firing on all cylinders this season; won latest start but that came when 8-13 in a three-runner novice hurdle; acts on soft, unraced on heavy; down the weights (14lb lower than this time last year) but has questions to answer.

13/2

6/5

  • Place: £1.40

Form: U110 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner against own age-group this season, latterly at Ludlow (2m, soft) in January; found Cheltenham Festival handicap too hot last month but is back in much calmer waters here and commands respect.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

13:00 Wincanton

Romancero Le Dun

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

in touch with leaders, outpaced 4 out, slow jump 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off

11/2

4th

5

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:05 Chepstow

Romancero Le Dun

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Unseated rider at the first hurdle on his racecourse debut one year ago; went on to win his next two starts in juvenile hurdles before finishing down the field in the Fred Winter; beaten a neck here when last seen in April; had wind surgery prior to this reappearance/chase debut and wears a tongue-strap for the first time; interesting in receipt of his 4yo allowance.

5/1

2nd

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:45 Chepstow

Romancero Le Dun

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Dual hurdle winner against own age-group this season, latterly at Ludlow (2m, soft) in January; found Cheltenham Festival handicap too hot last month but is back in much calmer waters here and commands respect.

6/5

Form: U65

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won on the Flat in Ireland last summer (1m5f; RPR 78); yet to make a significant impact after three hurdle runs but significant positives can be drawn from her fifth at Warwick (2m soft) last month and she has a good chance to collect some prize-money here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

16th

5

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Regally Blonde

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ben Case

Won 1m5f handicap at Down Royal in 2022 and perhaps she'll be happier now back on the Flat, but she hasn't really shone over hurdles this year and her claims aren't compelling.

33/1

7th

7

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Regally Blonde

10st 13lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Fair flat performer in Ireland (winner of a 1m5f handicap); patchy form over hurdles and others look to have stronger claims.

25/1

8th

6

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Regally Blonde

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Only midfield in a couple of handicap hurdles, including over C&D; however, may do better on this second start since wind surgery; favourably treated on best Flat form.

12/1

Form: 6

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Joined Christian Williams after winning six-runner Irish point in February but was soundly beaten on rules debut at Newton Abbot (2m2f, soft) a week ago and needs to take a big step forward here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:45 Chepstow

Red Notice

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Christian Williams

Joined Christian Williams after winning six-runner Irish point in February but was soundly beaten on rules debut at Newton Abbot (2m2f, soft) a week ago and needs to take a big step forward here.

16/1

6th

6

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Red Notice

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

in touch with leaders on inner

7/1

Form: 69

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at triple-digit odds in two maiden hurdles this spring (1m7f/2m1f); can't be recommended.

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0

14

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

Henzo Des Boullats

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Richenda Ford

Five-race maiden who holds weak form claims; has achieved little in two handicaps this season; others preferred.

33/1

0

14

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Henzo Des Boullats

10st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

midfield

50/1

7th

10

9th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Henzo Des Boullats

10st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

Massive prices and beaten a long way in three qualifying runs over 1m7f-2m2f; up in trip for this handicap debut and a leap of faith is required to support him.

33/1

Form: 077

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on Irish point debut in February but has struggled to get competitive in a bumper and two maiden hurdles for new stable (2m/2m2f).

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9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell

Hammer Dan

10st 9lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: David Pipe

in rear, mistake 2nd, headway after 8th, lost ground quickly after 3 out

16/1

12th

11

8th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Hammer Dan

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Runner-up on Irish point debut in February but has struggled to get competitive in his bumper or three attempts over hurdles; hood joined tongue-tie for last two starts; had wind surgery since latest and this is handicap debut, so he's worth a market check despite the lack of solid form.

9/1

Form: 6P

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Easily won two-runner Irish point in November but well beaten on first two hurdling starts (2m/2m4f); tongue-tie added today.

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2nd

11

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Ballyrashane

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Jumped well when winning four-runner chase at Fakenham (3m5f, good) last month, his second start over fences, and subsequent Ffos Las second (3m, heavy) was perfectly respectable; could still have improvement to come; shortlisted.

11/2

2nd

6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Ballyrashane

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Jumped well and dominated four-runner chase at Fakenham (good) this month, his second start over fences; it's tricky to gauge what that form is worth but he was heavily backed and is open to significant further improvement if today's different trip-and-ground combination also suits.

2/1

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RP Ratings:

Amoola Gold

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Romancero Le Dun

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Amoola Gold

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