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15:50 Huntingdon

Good To Soft

Skomal Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 3m 1f 10y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Skomal Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: /1F-2P BF

Last run: 111 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

3-10 in France; made British debut in handicap at Southwell (3m, soft) in November and ran well from the front, finding only one too strong; while that augured well, he was then pulled up over C&D on Boxing Day.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Warwick

Grillon De Monty

11st 5lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Ex-French 8yo who opened British account at third attempt, with fairly comfortably success at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) last month; well below that form over C&D 11 days ago but still a key player.

4/1

6th

2

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Warwick

Grillon De Monty

12st 1lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Three-time French chase winner who was runner-up over hurdles at Southwell (3m, soft) last November on his British debut and bounced back to form with 6l win at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) last month; a 6lb rise isn't harsh and he's firmly in calculations.

9/2

1st

7

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Grillon De Monty

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in last, headway 9th, went second before 3 out, led before 2 out, went clear last, kept on strongly, comfortably

13/2

13/2

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 45-252 D

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Winner of three handicaps at about 3m; runner-up in two of his three starts this season, not his best form but he's in the mix; sold out of Joe Tizzard's for £13,000 last month; headgear enlisted by new stable today.

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4th

3

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Lanspark

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Thorough stayer who has won four times over hurdles; has disappointed in two starts since scoring at Fontwell last December; back on a competitive mark but with a bit to prove.

12/1

6th

10

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Lanspark

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Returned to form with front-running win in small field at Fontwell (3m2f, soft) on Boxing Day; however, his recent profile has been patchy and he was pulled up at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) last month; this is competitive and a return to form is needed with a first-time visor replacing blinkers.

16/1

0

5

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Lanspark

11st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Robbie Llewellyn

led

7/2

Form: -4541P D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

First go at 3m when winning a four-runner novice handicap at Doncaster (good) early last month; pulled up three weeks later, on soft ground which should not have been an issue; needs to resume improvement.

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6th

2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Ernest Gray

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Just his second run over fences when winning over C&D (good to soft) in January and probably better again in defeat last time at Doncaster (soft) when tried in the visor; races prominently and should be bang there.

5/2

2nd

2

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:40 Doncaster

Ernest Gray

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Justified favouritism at Southwell (3m) in January on second chase attempt, adding to his bumper/hurdle wins; heavy defeat at Kempton last time, which strengthens concerns about him on testing ground but connections also decide now to reach for headgear.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 321212 CD BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won a three-runner maiden over C&D (good) in November and scored easily on handicap debut at Exeter (2m7f, good) last month, both from the front; not so good under a penalty after one-week break but a major player if bouncing straight back; up another 3lb today and has 5lb claimer enlisted; all his form is on good ground.

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5th

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Armchair Farmer

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Scored twice at about 3m as a novice hurdler last term but badly lacks recent match practice, having been absent for 12 months; the betting may prove best guide to expectations on belated reappearance.

8/1

4th

2

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Armchair Farmer

11st 12lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, hit 5th, went clear 6th, much reduced lead 8th, ridden and headed before 2 out, hung right and weakened run-in, lost two places towards finish

5/2

2nd

1

17th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

16:00 Doncaster

Armchair Farmer

12st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won a three-runner maiden at Huntingdon (3m1f, good) in November and showed improved form when easily winning on his handicap debut at Exeter (2m7f, good) last Friday; he's well treated under a 7lb penalty and should be tough to beat if conditions suit (unproven on ground slower than good).

15/8

Form: 513-84

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Below form sole start here, albeit 2m; won twice on testing ground last winter and ran creditably on handicap debut (2m5f, good) on final start last term; nowhere near that form in this two runs this term (2m/2m6f, good); has new trip but there's more to it than that if he's to stage a revival.

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10th

7

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Judicial Law

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Well beaten over C&D (soft) last time; he can be effective on soft/heavy going but better ground may be preferable and he's very much of interest on his fine efforts last autumn, when winning at Kelso (3m2f, good) and finishing second of 20 at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft); on the shortlist.

9/1

Form: 13-F55 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Chasing this season has not worked out but he's well handicapped if reverting to the 3m hurdle form he showed last January-March; wore cheekpieces latest two starts; needs a close look.

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4

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Godrevy Point

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Richard J Bandey

Chasing this season has not worked out but he's well handicapped if reverting to the 3m hurdle form he showed last January-March; wore cheekpieces latest two starts; needs a close look.

8/1

5th

2

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:00 Doncaster

Godrevy Point

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

He's well treated on his staying hurdle form from early last year (including on good ground) but his two chase starts have yielded a mid-race fall and a soundly beaten fifth of seven; something to prove in this sphere.

12/1

5th

2

3rd Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:33 Wetherby

Godrevy Point

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Richard J Bandey

disputed lead, led before 2nd, hit 8th, pushed along briefly and reduced lead after 14th

9/2

Form: -517P4

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 2m4f in small fields at Market Rasen (good/good to soft) last year; similar form in a claiming hurdle one month ago but needs career best to take this; reverts to the cheekpieces he wore twice before blinkered on last two starts; has since changed hands and left Olly Murphy.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Lets Have Another

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Signed off for Olly Murphy on a downer and he's failed to complete either run for current yard; tongue-tie added but he's readily opposed.

100/1

11

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Lets Have Another

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Last of four finishers in 2m Fakenham claimer for Olly Murphy last month and struggled when back in a handicap for recent stable debut (3m1f); drops back in trip here; not the obvious answer.

50/1

5

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Lets Have Another

11st 8lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Clare Hobson

Won twice over 2m4f in small fields at Market Rasen (good/good to soft) last year; similar form in a claiming hurdle one month ago but needs career best to take this; reverts to the cheekpieces he wore twice before blinkered on last two starts; has since changed hands and left Olly Murphy.

25/1

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