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15:20 Fontwell

Good To Soft

Southern Cranes & Access Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 3f 49y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Southern Cranes & Access Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 342241 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Made his breakthrough (ninth attempt) when justifying support under Bradley Harris in a C&D handicap (heavy; hood added) last month; that was a narrow win but he showed a good attitude and is only 2lb higher here; big player again.

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2

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

15:35 Sandown

Mullinaree

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

Defied a 2lb lower mark last summer (2m4f, good; fine on softer) and returns to this discipline after two defeats over fences, the latest a respectable effort (beaten 10l); probably in fair form and entitled to run well.

20/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 3/1-4P D

Last run: 116 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won on chasing debut in October 2021 but he's had only two runs since and was pulled up at Wincanton on Boxing Day; now returns to hurdling after another break and he has questions to answer.

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0

3

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:25 Newton Abbot

Runswick Bay

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Runner-up at Fontwell in April but not so good since, especially when beaten 40l at Market Rasen last month, after wind surgery; needs better.

12/1

6th

11

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 2

14:50 Market Rasen

Runswick Bay

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Emma Lavelle

Second to Mullinaree at Fontwell in April (closely matched on these terms), on his return to hurdling, but well held next time; wind surgery since; others appear to have more compelling claims.

16/1

9th

7

1st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Kempton

Runswick Bay

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

disputed lead, not fluent 1st, prominent after 2nd

16/1

Form: 373

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; creditable third on British/hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) in November but has been tailed off in both subsequent runs; in good hands and now switches to a handicap but opening mark looks on the high side and he needs improvement.

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4th

10

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Warwick

Lunar Contact

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

3m point winner (good to yielding) who returned to form when third of seven on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) last month; shaped last time as though he would benefit from this step up in trip; on the shortlist.

5/1

3rd

9

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:20 Fontwell

Lunar Contact

11st 3lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Irish point winner; creditable third on British/hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) in November but has been tailed off in both subsequent runs; in good hands and now switches to a handicap but opening mark looks on the high side and he needs improvement.

8/1

3rd

3

23rd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:45 Ludlow

Lunar Contact

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Irish point winner; creditable third on British/hurdling debut last November but tailed off the following month; something to prove now.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 51-646 D BF

Last run: 67 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Only 3lb higher than when scoring in comfortable style at Kempton (2m) last April but hasn't found top form in just three outings this season; both wins on good but reportedly unsuited by it when beaten favourite at Catterick (2m3f) last time.

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5th

5

6th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

American Gerry

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Made it fifth-time lucky over fences when scoring in reapplied cheekpieces at Taunton (2m5f, good) 12 days ago; up 4lb but he remains well treated on best hurdles form and should have more to offer in this sphere; shortlisted.

4/1

Form: 2319

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Made it third-time lucky over hurdles with his odds-on win at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) last month but he found things tough on his handicap debut at Ascot 19 days ago; this unexposed hurdler now drops back in grade but he needs to kick on again at this new trip.

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2nd

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Fourofakind

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Both wins have come on soft ground, the handicap over this trip at Hereford in February off 3lb lower; has hit the buffers on his last two starts, with blinkers doing nothing for him last time (joining the tongue-tie he had been wearing with cheekpieces); wears no equipment this time; others safer.

12/1

3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Fourofakind

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Derham

Second at Wincanton (1m7f) in January and won at Hereford (2m3f) in February; soundly beaten when merely sixth at Kelso three weeks ago but he's better than that and there's a headgear switch today; not ruled out.

13/2

Form: 326412 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the seventh attempt when landing a Taunton handicap (2m3f, good to soft) last month; was unpenalised when runner-up at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) eight days later but that was another personal-best effort and he's respected off 5lb higher here.

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1st

14

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Ike Sport

10st 9lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Neil Mulholland

Improved for cheekpieces in the middle of 2023, and it was with a good deal of authority that he won at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) in September; swerved right and ran out before halfway at Wincanton last Sunday after a seven-month absence; if that was a one-off he could still have untapped potential and his 7lb claimer rode a winner for the yard earlier in the week.

16/1

3

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Ike Sport

11st 13lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Has form figures of 211 since the cheekpieces were added and it was with a good deal of authority he won a valuable 2m4f handicap at Worcester (good to soft) in September; 8lb higher now but Thomasina Eyston's claim takes care of most of that; goes well fresh and has obvious claims.

4/1

25/1

Form: 1-2505

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles in France (2m1f, soft) 13 months ago but he's struggled at big prices in two runs in Britain this spring; dropped another 5lb but he needs to get his career back on track.

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5th

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:30 Fontwell

Flamelco

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Placed off 7lb higher at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in November and looked set to open British account over C&D (heavy) in February, only to tire on the run-in; contender if judged on those exploits but is not very consistent and needs to bounce back from last month's disappointing run.

6/1

5th

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

13:32 Huntingdon

Flamelco

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Ex-French; winner of a handicap hurdle at Nantes in March 2022 (2m1f, soft); placed twice over fences this season, last time finishing second of three at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy); faded late on there so return to this trip could suit; each-way chance.

7/2

Form: 2-312P D

Last run: 242 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Added to his three hurdle wins when scoring over fences at Southwell (2m4f, good) last June; creditable second at Stratford next time and was reported to have had an irregular heartbeat when pulled up there in his final run last summer; returns from 242 days off but he's only 2lb higher than for last win and needs a close look back over hurdles; cheekpieces removed.

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5th

4

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

19:40 Uttoxeter

Salley Gardens

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Made very encouraging return from layoff when staying-on third at Kempton (2m5f, good; usual cheekpieces missing) last month and may not have had the race run to suit when slightly below that form on his latest outing (cheekpieces back on); remains one to be interested in.

6/1

3rd

2

24th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Salley Gardens

11st 9lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Good-ground specialist who made promising return from 252-day absence when staying on from the rear to take third in 13-runner Kempton handicap (2m5f, good) this month; sports refitted cheekpieces (worn for last three wins) here; features prominently in calculations.

11/4

3rd

5

1st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Kempton

Salley Gardens

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

towards rear

16/1

Form: P3415P D

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the 22nd attempt when scoring at Catterick (2m3f, good) in February but was well held over C&D next time and he was pulled up at Wincanton last Sunday; still 6lb higher than for his win and has quite a lot to prove again.

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13

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Lifetime Legend

10st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

in touch with leaders

20/1

6th

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

19:00 Taunton

Lifetime Legend

10st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Overall strike-rate of 1-32 but his win came off an 11lb higher mark early last year (2m3f, good) and the new visor triggered a return to form at Huntingdon (2m4f, good); has to be of interest.

10/1

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Non-runners

Pearly Island, Salley Gardens, Lifetime Legend

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Payout
Exacta £327.00
Straight Forecast £355.30
Tricast £4531.90
Trifecta £3611.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mullinaree

TOPSPEED:

Ike Sport

LAMBOURN:

Fourofakind

Daily Mail:

Pearly Island

Telegraph:

Ike Sport

The Guardian:

Ike Sport

The Star:

Fourofakind

RP Ratings:

Mullinaree

POSTDATA:

Mullinaree

The Times:

Mullinaree

D Express:

Mullinaree

Daily Mirror:

Mullinaree

The Sun:

Mullinaree

Daily Record:

Mullinaree