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Happy 80th Birthday Fabulous Ray Thorn Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 1f 162y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Happy 80th Birthday Fabulous Ray Thorn Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 244635

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won off 5lb higher at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) last March but has a mixed record since and was disappointing in his bid for a repeat success at Plumpton last month; comes with risks attached and he needs to bounce back near best.

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3rd

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Tara Iti

10st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary & Josh Moore

towards rear

11/4

33/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: 43PPP

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Ran okay here on his first two hurdle runs but he's been pulled up in all three handicaps and latest was over C&D in February; had wind surgery and now goes in cheekpieces but he has a lot to prove.

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6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Bolberry Down

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Karen Jewell

12-race maiden; pulled up in his first two chases and was well held when he did get round at Huntingdon; opposable from 2lb out of the weights.

33/1

6th

14

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Bolberry Down

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Karen Jewell

midfield, in touch with leaders when slow jump 7th

50/1

12

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Bolberry Down

10st 3lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Karen Jewell

In the frame four times over hurdles but he made a quiet start to chase career when pulled up a fair way out at Worcester in August.

40/1

Form: -32967

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Placed in two mares' maiden hurdles in the autumn (2m/2m3f) but she's finished down the field in three handicaps (2m3f-2m5f) since; still has low mileage but she needs to significantly raise her game.

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7th

3

18th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:25 Fontwell

Mistral Lady

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

prominent, pressed leader 6th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

10/1

3rd

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:15 Fontwell

Mistral Lady

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Placed in two mares' maiden hurdles in the autumn (2m/2m3f) but she's finished down the field in three handicaps (2m3f-2m5f) since; still has low mileage but she needs to significantly raise her game.

16/1

7th

7

4th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

16:00 Fontwell

Mistral Lady

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Placed in two mares' maiden hurdles in the autumn (2m/2m3f) but safely held in her first two handicaps (2m3f/2m4f); still has low mileage but clearly needs to up her game here.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-6677

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; made quite promising seasonal/hurdle debut when sixth at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) in November but he's been disappointing since, including on his handicap debut at Taunton (first run after wind surgery) last month; still lightly raced but he has questions to answer.

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8

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Filanderer

11st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Hughie Morrison

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, unseated 7th

11/2

5th

4

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Filanderer

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

took keen hold, didn't jump with fluency, prominent, led 2nd, headed 4th, mistake and pecked on landing 4 out, weakened and lost two places from last

100/30

2nd

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Filanderer

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

prominent, lost position and pushed along briefly 8th, not fluent 9th, ridden before 2 out, no impression when left in modest second last

2/1

Form: -68F4P

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Career started with two wins and a second but unplaced in six starts since; joint-favourite and shaped as if he might be returning to form when fourth at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in February but he was pulled up (in blinkers) at Taunton last time; one of three runners for Gary Moore.

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12

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Privatory

10st 13lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Paddy Butler

Became disappointing for Gary Moore last season and was pulled up when 50-1 for recent stable debut at Fontwell (2m1f, good); swaps blinkers for first-time cheekpieces here.

33/1

13

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Privatory

10st 6lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Paddy Butler

Made a solid start to his career (two hurdle wins) but has found life tough going since, plummeting down the weights; seventh of 14 (beaten 25l) on final start for Gary Moore at Plumpton in January; 4lb lower on first go for Paddy Butler.

33/1

Form: 641384 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Both his hurdle wins have come over C&D (soft/good) and latest was by 9l in December; only 2lb higher than for that success but he's not matched that form since and was well held back here last month; risks attached.

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9th

9

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Rays The One

11st 1lb

J: James Best

T: Mark Pattinson

Last hurdles win came over C&D (good) in December 2022, having also won the same contest the previous year; nowhere near that level in recent times, finishing a remote fourth of five at Plumpton (2m4f; first time tongue-tie) 39 days ago; plenty to prove.

33/1

Form: 31P-PP

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won maiden hurdle at Navan (2m4f, good) in November 2021 but he's been pulled up in all three runs for this yard and latest was over C&D (first run after wind op) last month; mark is tumbling but he has a lot to prove.

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2nd

8

7th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Noahs Light

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Richenda Ford

in touch with leaders, lost position when not fluent 10th, mistake 12th, raced in last when outpaced after 3 out

33/1

7th

15

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Warwick

Noahs Light

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Richenda Ford

Won over hurdles in Ireland in 2021 but has struggled in low-grade handicap chases this season and is 7lb wrong here; not the obvious answer.

25/1

Form: 40009

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo but he's been well held in all of his starts and latest was on his handicap debut at Taunton (2m3f, good; 28-1) in February; returns from another short break and he needs a transformation back in trip.

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5th

3

(5)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:10 Bath

Lookingdandy

9st 11lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: David Evans

0-14 under rules and needs a deal of improvement if he is to figure on Flat turf debut; stable also runs Taxiing.

33/1

Form: 41O30

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Made all at Sandown (2m, soft) in December on his second start over hurdles but things have not gone well in three handicaps since; takes a big drop back in grade but he failed to beat a rival at Ascot last time and needs a major revival; change of headgear.

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2

28th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:50 Fontwell

Penna Rossa

11st 12lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Camilla Poulton

Made all in a Sandown juvenile hurdle last December but hasn't progressed; well beaten here latest and needs the step up in trip to provoke a change of fortune.

20/1

Form: 4-0P32

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden (0-11) but she's been placed in both runs for this yard and hit a personal best when a clear second at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) last month; drops back in trip but that was a bold bid last time and she's a big player off unchanged mark.

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7th

6

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

18:42 Southwell

Dazzling Dove

10st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

16-race maiden who hasn't looked at home on testing ground in her last three races; has had her share of disappointments on goodish ground but her second here in March of last year on good to soft isn't forgotten.

12/1

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

Dazzling Dove

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Billy Aprahamian

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 3 out, soon struggling

15/2

5th

7

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Dazzling Dove

11st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Billy Aprahamian

Below best on both runs this season but Wetherby (2m3f, soft) last time was a step back in the right direction and she could be working her way back into form; well handicapped on her placed form from last February and March and not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces.

11/1

Form: /51-24 C

Last run: 101 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to Epatante; has patchy record over hurdles and was disappointing at Exeter in January but he was a close second there (2m, good to soft) on his penultimate run and his last success came at this track; in-form claimer is booked after a break and he's a big player if he can get back in the groove.

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1st

3

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Worcester

Fanfaron Dino

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

Tailed off at Fontwell last month (favourite), which takes some forgiving; won at the same track on previous outing and soft ground also no hardship so enters the argument if he can leave behind the latest flop.

3/1

5th

2

16th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

19:20 Fontwell

Fanfaron Dino

11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

Two of his three wins have come here, the latest when finishing well to collar Tara Iti over C&D 19 days ago; little between the pair again and can be expected to be played late; chances.

7/2

1st

1

28th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Fanfaron Dino

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, ridden after last (usual 2 out), kept on run-in, led final strides

4/1

Form: 611-P6

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ended 2021 with 2m handicap wins on slow ground at Lingfield and Sandown but, after 14 months off, he's struggled in both runs this year; now only 2lb higher than for last win but he was a long way below form here last month and needs to turn things around.

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6

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Naturally High

11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

held up in rear

16/1

6th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:15 Chepstow

Naturally High

11st 7lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Paddy Butler

Forced a dead-heat at Fontwell on Boxing Day (2m3f, good to soft) but well held the next time, finishing tailed off in new cheekpieces on his last run for Gary Moore; on a fair mark for new yard and handles soft.

14/1

Form: 86604- D

Last run: 392 days

W: 10st 6lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner but her last success was in 2019 and she has form figures of P4PP in points since November; has rejoined Neil Mulholland but this veteran has plenty to prove back under rules.

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4th

8

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:25 Uttoxeter

Green Or Black

10st 12lb

J: Edward Rees

T: Neil Mulholland

Veteran mare who battled well to win over C&D (good) off considerably reduced mark in June; not quite in same form since, though, and younger rivals have more appealing profiles; versatile regarding ground.

14/1

5th

8

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

20:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Green Or Black

10st 9lb

J: Edward Rees

T: Neil Mulholland

Experienced 11yo who was winning for only the third time when a length successful at Uttoxeter in June (2m, good); well held since then and others have more pressing claims.

12/1

4th

6

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:55 Uttoxeter

Green Or Black

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Veteran who rallied gamely in similar event over C&D (good) last month, ending a long losing spell; well behind Vision Of Hope at Market Rasen since but can't be dismissed back here.

10/1

Form: 209522 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Two hurdle wins last season and he's got back near his best with runner-up efforts at Plumpton (2m1f/2m) in his last two starts; seems versatile ground-wise and he's respected on this step back up in trip.

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0

8

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:55 Lingfield

Mickyh

10st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Adam West

Has perhaps lost his confidence since falling at Fontwell in April; potentially on a decent mark and he's back with his former trainer; not without hope.

15/2

0

12

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

Mickyh

10st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Dual hurdle winner but has produced two weak finishes since taking a heavy fall in April; best watched on chase debut.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £2393.00
Straight Forecast £1743.80
Tricast £25940.90
Trifecta £28754.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Mickyh

SPOTLIGHT:

Dazzling Dove

TOPSPEED:

Tara Iti

WEST COUNTRY:

Fanfaron Dino

D Express:

Filanderer

The Sun:

Dazzling Dove

POSTDATA:

Mickyh

The Times:

Mickyh

The Guardian:

Mickyh

Daily Mirror:

Mickyh

Daily Record:

Mickyh

The Star:

Tara Iti

Daily Mail:

Fanfaron Dino