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16:10 Ayr

Good To Soft

Tennent’s Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10892
  • 2m 5f 91y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Tennent’s Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 6-1516 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner; has made a solid start over hurdles, winning novices at Kelso (2m5f, good) and Newcastle (2m4f, soft); far from disgraced when thrown in at the deep end for Grade 2 at Haydock in February; retains potential and could start his career in handicaps on a lenient mark.

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

11th

17

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Serious Operator

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in December and, after a solid fifth of 19 in the Lanzarote, he was back on the scoresheet at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month; up in grade today but has won five of his ten hurdle starts (including on soft) and could continue to progress.

25/1

1st

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Serious Operator

10st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Made it 4-8 over hurdles when returning to form to win at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in December; another good run when fifth of 19 in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) in January; he's back in slightly calmer waters this afternoon and could play a leading role.

5/1

5th

14

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Serious Operator

10st 11lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Suited by the return to less testing ground at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) four weeks ago, taking hurdles record to 4-8; effective at 2m5f and isn't fully exposed; could go well.

20/1

Form: 3-2356

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 10lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Old-timer who was still capable of useful form last season, finishing third of four in this race; however, age may now be catching up with him and he hasn't found much under pressure on his last two outings; opposable.

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1st

1

28th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

15:10 Fontwell

Hunters Call

12st 1lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Olly Murphy

Still capable of fine efforts, as he showed when narrowly beaten at Ayr last month; remains on a fair mark, despite top weight, but could again prove vulnerable for win purposes.

11/2

2nd

2

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

16:10 Ayr

Hunters Call

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Old-timer who was still capable of useful form last season, finishing third of four in this race; however, age may now be catching up with him and he hasn't found much under pressure on his last two outings; opposable.

7/1

6th

1

4th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

15:50 Doncaster

Hunters Call

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

In career-best form last season despite his advancing years but he's not fired as he can in his last two starts some 92 days apart; worth taking on.

14/1

Form: 337P96

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Signed off for Joseph O'Brien with two 2m3f wins last summer (hurdle/chase) but has been well held in seven runs for Dan Skelton, patiently ridden each time; however, he has tumbled in the weights and 2m was probably an inadequate trip at Wetherby three weeks ago; interesting back up in distance.

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0

7

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Uhtred

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

5/1

Form: 5-2FP3

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Ran pretty well when last seen over hurdles in February and he wasn't beaten all that far when last of four on the Flat 18 days later; stamina is the issue today (both his wins have come at about 2m) but he's certainly on a workable mark if seeing out the longer distance.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(2)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Kihavah

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

prominent, raced far side after 4f

14/1

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12/1

Form: 3548-0 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Won four in a row early in 2021 (including here) but below par on his four starts last season, initially over fences, and he was soundly beaten after a year off at Ascot three weeks ago; falling in the weights and Lewis Dobb claims 7lb but there are obvious risks.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

13

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

JAi Froid

10st 11lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Useful at his peak and still versatile at the age of 11, winning over 1m7f (heavy) and 3m1f (soft) this term; however, put firmly in his place by Cuthbert Dibble at Haydock last time and may struggle to turn things round.

28/1

25

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

JAi Froid

10st 3lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Reserve; veteran who's been resurgent with forcing rides in the mud this winter, winning twice, including in the Warwick qualifier (3m1f) when Kyntara stumbled at the last; 11l fourth to Cuthbert Dibble at Haydock last time, however, seemed to confirm that he is vulnerable to younger legs.

40/1

Form: 453S2- C

Last run: 568 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

In form when last seen in October 2021, beaten a neck over 2m4f at Hexham (good); has a good record at Ayr and now reappears off 3lb lower, so he'll be a player if ready to do himself justice after a long absence.

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3rd

3

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

13:25 Doncaster

Glinger Flame

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

11yo who returned in April from a long absence and has looked as good as ever the last twice with wins at Kelso (2m5f, good) and Ayr (3m, good to soft); could play a leading role once more.

4/1

1st

4

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

13:42 Ayr

Glinger Flame

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, staying on 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, led inside final 110yds, won going away

4/1

1st

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

17:50 Kelso

Glinger Flame

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, smooth headway and went third before 2 out, soon going best, shaken up to lead but hung left before last, ridden clear run-in

13/2

Form: 1003F0

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Has an all-or-nothing profile, mostly disappointing since winning at Perth (2m4f, good) in September; on the plus side, he should encounter ideal conditions here and can now run off a 3lb lower mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

16:10 Ayr

Curious Times

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: S R B Crawford

Has an all-or-nothing profile, mostly disappointing since winning at Perth (2m4f, good) in September; on the plus side, he should encounter ideal conditions here and can now run off a 3lb lower mark.

10/1

4

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:50 Kelso

Curious Times

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Has dropped below the mark off which he won at Perth last September and this Northern Irish challenger is one to watch in the betting, but his form has been mixed since that win and he tailed off at Ayr last time.

33/1

13th

5

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:50 Ayr

Curious Times

11st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

Scored at Perth (2m4f, good) in September but lost his way a bit over hurdles afterwards and fell when switched back to chasing for latest run in December; comes here with a bit to prove.

16/1

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Non-runners

Hugos New Horse

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Payout
Straight Forecast £92.20
Tricast £296.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Serious Operator

POSTDATA:

Hugos New Horse

TOPSPEED:

Kihavah

RP Ratings:

Uhtred

The Star:

Glinger Flame

WEST COUNTRY:

Hugos New Horse

Daily Mail:

Hugos New Horse

Daily Mirror:

Kihavah

The Sun:

Kihavah

Telegraph:

Serious Operator

The Guardian:

Serious Operator

Daily Record:

Serious Operator

The Times:

Uhtred

D Express:

Uhtred