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Good To Soft

Remus Uomo Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9505.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 15 runners
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Remus Uomo Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 11682 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Performed well in 4yo handicaps at the Cheltenham Festival (eighth of 21) and Ascot (runner-up) the last twice; latter effort was boosted by the winner (a stablemate) at Aintree last week; open to further improvement; respected back against his elders.

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11th

4

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Afadil

11st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Won at Musselburgh in February (1m7f, good to soft; has also won on good ground) and has run excellent races in defeat off this mark in hot handicaps on his three starts since, most recently a close fourth in the Scottish Champion Hurdle three weeks ago (2m, soft); could be bang there once more.

9/1

4th

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Afadil

10st 8lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Fine efforts this year in some of the warmest 2m handicaps, winning the Scottish County at Musselburgh (good to soft) and performing at least as well off higher marks at Cheltenham (County; heavy) and Aintree (soft; third of 19 eight days ago) since; seems to be thriving on a busy schedule and likely to be in the thick of things again under regular rider Freddie Gingell.

11/1

3rd

6

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Afadil

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Had a good first season over hurdles but a better horse now and was again well suited by Musselburgh's easy 1m7f when winning there in February; had a very different test in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham (2m1f, heavy) last month wen having a more forceful ride but he still ran a cracker in fifth; left on the same mark and this sharp circuit should be ideal.

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £12.60

Form: 3P3U62 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Campaigned over fences in 2022; not disgraced at Wexford (2m) last month on the return to hurdling; however, he's well exposed (4-38 overall) and faces a tough task in this field.

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10th

14

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Bythesametoken

10st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Generally reliable but he was ending a losing run when winning at Killarney (2m1f, yielding to soft) in October; has nothing to fear from the conditions but balance of form suggests he'll be up against it from 2lb out of the weights.

20/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 241211 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; has form figures of 1211 (all under Patrick Wadge) since having wind surgery, winning over C&D on good going most recently; versatile ground-wise; now upped in grade but could well continue to improve; shortlisted.

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2nd

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Traprain Law

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Course hurdles winner (2m, good) who made it 2-4 over fences when easily making all over C&D (heavy) in February last time out; 10lb higher against classier opposition today but remains to be seen where limitations lie.

5/1

1st

1

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Ayr

Traprain Law

11st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Came up short in Class 2 race last month but has a largely solid and progressive record otherwise; jumped well and made all for easy success at Kelso (2m1f, heavy; second chase run) the time before; remains of interest back down in grade.

7/2

5th

8

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Traprain Law

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Progressive 6yo who built upon promising seasonal/chase debut when making all for comfortable success at Kelso (2m1f, heavy) last month; 10lb higher in a much deeper race today but should be fine on the faster ground and needs to be taken very seriously.

7/2

Form: 464313 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Might well have won at Musselburgh (2m1f, good to soft) four weeks ago but for getting the last two flights wrong (made a complete mess of the last in particular); jumped better when he won there in February; clear possibilities granted an error-free round.

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1st

7

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Scots Poet

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Consistent and not had all that much racing for an 8yo; won well at Musselburgh on New Year's Day (1m7f, soft) and just never gave his running back there three weeks ago in Mack The Man's race; hard to discount.

10/1

11th

7

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Scots Poet

11st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Consistent 8yo who wasn't overly pressed to win over slightly shorter here when last seen on New Year's Day (soft); 6lb rise sees him on a career-high mark but he's fine when fresh.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3-4291 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Below par back on the Flat last time; scored at Catterick (1m7f, good) on most recent hurdles start; however, looks vulnerable back off career-high mark, conceding weight all round.

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13th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

First Impression

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John & Sean Quinn

Useful dual-purpose performer but he's on a tough mark over hurdles, now 8lb higher than for his last win (last February) after going up 3lb for a narrow defeat at Doncaster; should give his running but others are preferred for win purposes.

8/1

2nd

9

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

First Impression

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John Quinn

raced in second

16/1

0

2

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

First Impression

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

In top form at Chester since returning from a three-month break, posting a win (1m2f, soft) then a good second (1m2f, good to soft); also effective elsewhere and he can give another good account.

11/2

Form: S31146 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles last June and November; came up short in two Listed races since, latest in France; drops back in class but others look better treated on balance of form; headgear fitted.

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1st

4

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 1

16:05 Exeter

Caroles Pass

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Bumper/hurdles winner; third in Listed races at Exeter (2m1f) and Doncaster (2m4f; improved form, just ahead of Pink Legend) when switched to chasing late last year; hampered by Pink Legend when unseating at Huntingdon on latest outing; going beyond 2m4f for the first time is worth a go but she needs three of these rivals to underperform in a major way.

8/1

0

3

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 1

15:10 Huntingdon

Caroles Pass

11st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

towards rear, hampered and unseated 11th

14/1

Form: 811 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

2-2 since having wind surgery and switched to hurdles, making all for wide-margin wins at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft); goes into deeper waters on handicap debut but is open to further progress.

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4

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Forcing Bull

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won his first two hurdle races (after wind surgery) but those were minor novices at Sedgefield (soft) and he has struggled since, in a handicap and a Grade 2; unconvinced that he's particuarly well treated.

14/1

0

4

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

12:05 Haydock

Forcing Bull

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Only 1-6 in points; won his first two hurdle races (after wind surgery) but those were minor novices at Sedgefield (soft) and, at odds of 18-1, he was tailed off in a handicap at Ayr; that latest run was too bad to be true but he has a lot to prove at this level.

20/1

Form: -41103 D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Scored twice in late 2022; the heavy going was possibly against him at Newcastle (handicap debut; beaten favourite) most recently; may have more to offer back on forecast better ground.

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5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

War Soldier

11st 11lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

midfield on inner

12/1

9th

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

16:35 Wetherby

War Soldier

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won two novice hurdles last season (2m/1m7f) and was suited by the step back up in trip when winning over C&D (soft) four weeks ago, doing well to rally after his rider lost an iron after two out; unexposed at this distance and a 6lb rise may not stop him.

4/1

1st

10

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

War Soldier

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Down the field on reappearance at Newcastle in December but may have needed the run, and this bumper and two-time novice hurdle winner is on a competitive mark on last season's best efforts; this step back up in trip is worth a go and he's not ruled out.

7/1

Form: 31F24-

Last run: 477 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Badly lacks recent match practice, having been absent since late 2021, and returns to action over an inadequate distance (both wins at 2m4f); best watched.

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3rd

1

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:20 Uttoxeter

Rattle Owl

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Dual novice winner on good ground at about 2m4f; didn't run at all badly at Ayr on the back of a long absence and he met with some interference when still in with some shout at Hexham last time; both those efforts were in Class 3s; should go well.

3/1

7th

6

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

19:20 Hexham

Rattle Owl

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

It was quite a decent effort at Ayr last month (2m, good to soft; beaten 15l), given how long he had been absent, and he now returns to his winning distance; needs considering.

8/1

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Ayr

Rattle Owl

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

towards rear

25/1

Form: 31115P D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Productive from last spring to autumn, winning five times; however, not in the same form in two runs since returning from a layoff; opposed in this competitive event.

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5th

10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

19:50 Hexham

Well Educated

10st 6lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Gained two of his five hurdling wins at this track and is quite well handicapped on some of last summer's placed form but has fitness to prove after 191-day break and reappears in a competitive race.

12/1

Form: 1147 D

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Juvenile hurdler who scored twice in October; limitations somewhat exposed at Grade 2 level in November/December but comes back fresh for spring campaign and could go well on handicap debut.

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10

6th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:05 Uttoxeter

Medyaf

10st 7lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Juvenile hurdler who scored twice in October; limitations exposed since and hopes rest on the new trip and headgear perking him up.

20/1

9

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Ayr

Medyaf

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

12/1

7th

1

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 1

13:40 Chepstow

Medyaf

11st 5lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Inferior to a few of these on the Flat; won his first two hurdles (including a Listed race at Wetherby on good to soft) but his limitations were seemingly exposed when only fourth at Cheltenham in the race won by Scriptwriter; appeared to have no excuses under a positive ride.

50/1

Form: U57865 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Last five wins came over fences; hasn't scored over hurdles for four years; modest results since returning to this sphere and hard to fancy in this warm contest.

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5th

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Dr Sanderson

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders

4/1

Form: 125211 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Made all for an easy success at Southwell (2m, good to soft; handicap debut) last week, taking form figures since joining Fergal O'Brien to 211; ahead of the assessor under a penalty (future mark 5lb higher); open to further progress; big player.

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14

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Shelikesthelights

10st 11lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won twice from the front after the tongue-tie went on last spring, latterly on handicap debut; has not looked on a great mark in her three handicaps since, the latest in January and she had wind surgery (her second this term) soon afterwards; not proven over this far but it will be interesting to see if her backers return.

9/1

3rd

5

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:10 Market Rasen

Shelikesthelights

11st 4lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won twice from the front after the tongue-tie went on last spring (2m; good/good to soft); faced a stiff rise in class when beaten at Ayr in April and unlikely that she did herself justice when reappearing (after wind op) on soft ground at Wincanton in October; conditions are again a concern this afternoon.

5/2

Form: 55174P D

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Sole win over hurdles came in a weak maiden and he has proved inconsistent otherwise; raced too freely last time out; 4lb out of the weights; unappealing.

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1st

4

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ten Ten Twenty

9st 6lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: D J Jeffreys

raced in second, led and ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

25/1

12th

8

(8)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ten Ten Twenty

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: D J Jeffreys

Winless in 2023 and he's failed to beat a rival on his last two outings (1m4f here); others are much preferred.

40/1

Form: 523

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden on Flat; has shown some promise over hurdles, third at Wetherby (2m) most recently, but faces a difficult task at this level on handicap debut; 6lb out of weights.

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7th

8

(4)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Super Stars

9st 4lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

Ran well when beaten just over a length into third of nine behind a couple of these over C&D in January; given a short break since and can go well fresh, but he is now 0-24 and others look a bit more solid.

7/1

3rd

6

(9)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Super Stars

9st 3lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

23-race maiden; wasn't beaten far (1.75l) when fourth to today's rival Spirit Of Ash over C&D in November, and meets that mare on improved terms if factoring in the 7lb claim of Tom Kiely-Marshall; latest effort excusable (1m6f), so isn't a forlorn hope from a career-low mark.

5/1

8th

12

(4)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Super Stars

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

midfield

11/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Afadil

TOPSPEED:

Traprain Law

RP Ratings:

Shelikesthelights

The Times:

Medyaf

POSTDATA:

Afadil

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Afadil

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Afadil

The Sun:

Afadil

Daily Mirror:

Shelikesthelights

The Star:

Shelikesthelights

Telegraph:

Traprain Law

The Guardian:

Traprain Law

Daily Mail:

Traprain Law

Daily Record:

Traprain Law