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Kate Hinkins 40th Birthday Celebration Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 3f 123y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Kate Hinkins 40th Birthday Celebration Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 23 BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner (good to yielding ground) who was placed on first two hurdling starts, more recently when third at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) last month; back on a less testing surface for today's handicap debut and open to significant improvement; high on the list.

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1st

3

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Vandemere

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John Quinn

Irish point winner (good to yielding ground) who was placed on first two hurdling starts, more recently when third at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) last month; back on a less testing surface for today's handicap debut and open to significant improvement; high on the list.

4/1

3rd

9

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:10 Hexham

Vandemere

11st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: John Quinn

prominent, led after 2 out, faced strong challenge approaching last, ridden and headed run-in, no extra when lost second towards finish

3/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -225P4

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Ran poorly in November, after a break, but is usually pretty consistent and has dropped another 2lb since her respectable fourth at Catterick (2m3f, good) in February; considered each-way.

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6th

2

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Taragrace

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

midfield, headway 4 out, outpaced 3 out, weakened before 2 out

3/1

2nd

2

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

14:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Taragrace

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Narrowly beaten over 2m3f+ here in April but absent since; both wins at around 2m and her ability to stay this trip isn't completely guaranteed but enters the reckoning with Charlie Maggs taking off 8lb.

4/1

2nd

11

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Taragrace

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Ran poorly in November, after a break, but is usually pretty consistent and has dropped another 2lb since her respectable fourth at Catterick (2m3f, good) in February; considered each-way.

12/1

14/1

  • Place: £6.60

Form: 641430

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Irish raider who was in good form last autumn, notably when winning 17-runner Listowel handicap (3m, good); returned from break with low-key 2m run in February but moves back up in trip here; could have a say.

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4th

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

18:50 Limerick

Tullyhogue Fort

11st 0lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Ordinary handicapper has loads to find on ratings here and ground against him too.

50/1

6th

6

29th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

13:45 Leopardstown

Tullyhogue Fort

11st 10lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

raced wide, soon towards rear

200/1

7th

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Tullyhogue Fort

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John F O’Neill

Staying type who has been mixing hurdling and chasing this season; just denied in a 3m1f chase at Roscommon in August and in a 2m6f hurdle at Galway in September; found 2m inadequate at Aintree last month.

12/1

Form: 331546

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won against own age-group on British debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in November but dropped out tamely when upped to 2m4f and fitted with blinkers for handicap debut there (good) in February; now sports cheekpieces.

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2nd

4

3rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

12:35 Carlisle

Jipekaa Machin

11st 6lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Has not progressed from his winning British debut just over a year ago but ended last season with good fourth at Bangor (2m3f, good) and made a satisfactory reappearance in October; drops back in trip here; a possible.

10/1

6th

3

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Jipekaa Machin

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent

7/1

4th

12

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Jipekaa Machin

11st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Won against own age-group on British debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in November but dropped out tamely when upped to 2m4f and fitted with blinkers for handicap debut there (good) in February; now sports cheekpieces.

20/1

Form: 1-4354

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Placed off 5lb higher over C&D (good to soft) in October and has claims if judged on that performance but her only win from 39 career starts came in a very modest, three-runner novice hurdle in 2021.

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7th

9

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Sinndarella

10st 13lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Narrowly repelled Spot On Soph at Cartmel in August (2m6f, good to soft) and nothing wrong with her following third behind a solid yardstick; will need to improve on latest effort after 108 days away and that's possible.

25/1

5th

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Sinndarella

11st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Opened her account for the season in 2m6f Cartmel handicap in August and she backed it up with a good third at Market Rasen (2m7f) in November; not ruled out if fully tuned up after a break.

14/1

3rd

3

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Sinndarella

11st 9lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Placed twice in a row in the summer before winning at Cartmel (2m6f, good to soft) in August when last seen; a 4lb rise isn't harsh and she's a contender if at the top of her game back from a break.

4/1

Form: -70824 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

2-11 over hurdles; went very close in first-time cheekpieces at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) in February and didn't run badly on slower-than-ideal ground last month; probably won't be far away.

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3rd

1

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:58 Hereford

Hardy Boy

12st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Largely consistent over fences this season, pipped at Taunton (2m7f) on last two outings; sometimes wears cheekpieces and had a visor on latest start; more to prove if the ground is worse than good to soft.

7/2

2nd

6

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Hardy Boy

11st 4lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Not entirely straightforward but has been largely consistent over fences this season, caught in only the final strides over C&D (good) a fortnight ago; visored first time (has run well in cheekpieces before); another prominent showing is on the cards.

7/2

2nd

4

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Hardy Boy

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Not entirely straightforward but has been largely consistent over fences this season, and shaped as though today's move back up in trip would suit when a strong-finishing third at Doncaster (2m3f, good) a fortnight ago; high on the list.

5/1

20/1

Form: 24-630 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner; has conditions to suit here and lurks on a very attractive handicap mark but hasn't really fired on any of three appearances this season and needs to raise his game.

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4th

2

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Zafar

11st 10lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

No longer the force of old but suggested he's ready to exploit some significant help from the handicapper when second to progressive rival at Stratford (2m2f, good) last month; also suited by this C&D; likely contender.

5/2

2nd

1

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Zafar

12st 0lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

disputed lead, led 2 out, joined approaching last, headed run-in, kept on

12/1

6th

1

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:55 Ludlow

Zafar

12st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Arrives in fairly good nick, seventh of 13 in 2m4f Bangor handicap 17 days ago; he's very much one to consider off an easing mark.

5/1

Form: U4347F

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Unable to land a telling blow in his first two handicaps (2m/1m7f) and was a mid-race faller when last in action; not yet fully exposed but needs today's step up in trip to enable improvement.

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5

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Iceman Dennis

11st 7lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Inconsistent 11-race maiden who was a well-held eighth at Bangor (2m3f, good) last month; drops back in trip/grade but his form has gone the wrong way in handicaps and others are more convincing; cheekpieces back.

25/1

4

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

16:45 Stratford

Iceman Dennis

11st 6lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Mid-race faller at Bangor last month; well held there yesterday, taking record to 0-11; ran creditably (80-1) when third in novice contest here in October and has place hopes on that effort.

14/1

8th

10

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Iceman Dennis

11st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Unable to land a telling blow in his first two handicaps (2m/1m7f) and was a mid-race faller when last in action; not yet fully exposed but needs today's step up in trip to enable improvement.

20/1

Form: 3P-407

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Shaped well before fading into fourth on seasonal debut at Chepstow (2m, soft) in January but has suffered two heavy defeats since (2m/2m3f) and remains a maiden over jumps.

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1st

10

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 2

13:00 Hereford

Heva Rose

10st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Venetia Williams

First British chase start when winning nicely on her return from a break at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) and wasn't far from defying a penalty on her return visit; up another 3lb but a greater concern would be stamina as she's unraced beyond 2m4f.

7/2

2nd

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Lingfield

Heva Rose

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Disappointing in the main over hurdles last season but, following a second wind operation, she reappeared with a comfortable win over C&D (good to soft) last Tuesday on her first British chase start; will be tough to beat under a 7lb penalty if repeating that latest form.

8/11

1st

5

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:35 Lingfield

Heva Rose

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

jumped well, took keen hold, prominent, briefly led 4th, led 7th

3/1

Form: P-2P74

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Became disappointing over fences during the winter and was just a respectable fourth when back over hurdles at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) this month but is unexposed over today's trip and might be boosted by the addition of cheekpieces.

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10th

1

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Hidor De Bersy

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Tom Symonds

Became disappointing over fences during the winter and was just a respectable fourth when back over hurdles at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) this month but is unexposed over today's trip and might be boosted by the addition of cheekpieces.

10/1

4th

1

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:00 Ludlow

Hidor De Bersy

12st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Tom Symonds

Good second on seasonal/chase debut in November but both subsequent runs over fences were very disappointing and he now reverts to hurdling; given a good chance by the handicapper in this sphere but needs to get career back on track.

12/1

7th

3

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:33 Ffos Las

Hidor De Bersy

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

led, good jump 3rd, not fluent 6th

11/2

Form: 683-43

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

0-5 over hurdles and tends to race a bit too freely but ran well when third at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) this month, after a break, and has possibilities if today's step up in trip suits.

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11th

16

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Bravethewaves

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

0-5 over hurdles and tends to race a bit too freely but ran well when third at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) this month, after a break, and has possibilities if today's step up in trip suits.

10/1

3rd

4

1st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:10 Uttoxeter

Bravethewaves

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

held up in rear on outer

8/1

4th

4

13th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:35 Uttoxeter

Bravethewaves

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

held up in rear, ridden after 2 out (usual 3 out), headway approaching last, stayed on run-in, went fourth final strides

12/1

6/1

Form: 66741

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over hurdles at fifth attempt, asserting on the run-in in first-time tongue-tie at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) last month; 6lb rise demands more here but last year's useful Irish Flat form offers hope he can progress again in this sphere.

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12th

14

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Ghasham

10st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Off the mark over hurdles at fifth attempt, asserting on the run-in in first-time tongue-tie at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) last month; 6lb rise demands more here but last year's useful Irish Flat form offers hope he can progress again in this sphere.

6/1

1st

3

29th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:20 Market Rasen

Ghasham

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along and headway before 2 out, ridden last, led final 110yds, won going away

4/1

4th

7

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:45 Ludlow

Ghasham

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Pretty useful on the Flat with Joseph O'Brien; not nearly so good for new yard, including when hurdling on last three outings (best of those was hurdle debut) but this is his handicap debut in this sphere; wore cheekpieces on last two starts; market can guide.

7/1

Form: -52U95 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who was second in C&D (soft) maiden in November; unable to justify prominence in betting when safely held in first two handicaps, though, and needs the addition of cheekpieces to give him a lift.

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2nd

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Rockinastorm

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Henry Daly

Too good for dual subsequent course winner One True King when scoring over C&D (soft) in February, his third chase success this season; needs to bounce back from a poor run last month and would appeal more on slower ground, but still enters calculations.

8/1

10

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Rockinastorm

11st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Benefited from Hurlerontheditch's last-fence fall when scoring on seasonal/chase debut at Warwick (3m, soft) and has added two further chase wins since (2m5f, good/3m, soft); would appeal slightly more on slower ground but might still be on the upgrade and features prominently in calculations.

11/2

1st

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Rockinastorm

10st 7lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Henry Daly

Bright start to chase career with wins at Warwick (3m, soft) and Hereford (2m5f, good); beaten favourite the last twice (backward steps) but it's too soon to write him off; could well rebound under Gina Andrews, the winning rider in this race for the last two years.

4/1

Form: 3164P8 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat-racer who made winning handicap hurdle debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) last June; now only 2lb above that mark but his last two runs have been very disappointing (albeit with some mitigating circumstances) and others in this field look much safer.

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4

30th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Prison Break

11st 6lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Won off 6lb higher over hurdles in June 2022 but hasn't really fired this year; chasing debut and others have less to prove.

10/1

Form: 5101P- D

Last run: 382 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m4f winner in blinkers for Sarah Humphrey last season; changed hands for £8,000 after a disappointing run last spring and today's stable debut comes after a 382-day layoff; market may point the way.

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4

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Irish Sovereign

11st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Well beaten at Southwell last month, on stable debut after a year off; both wins at 2m4f and this will be his first hurdle effort at 2m.

12/1

11th

13

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell

Irish Sovereign

10st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Dual 2m4f winner (including over C&D) in blinkers for Sarah Humphrey last season; changed hands for £8,000 after a disappointing run last spring and today's stable debut comes after a 388-day layoff; market may point the way.

25/1

15

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Irish Sovereign

10st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Dual 2m4f winner in blinkers for Sarah Humphrey last season; changed hands for £8,000 after a disappointing run last spring and today's stable debut comes after a 382-day layoff; market may point the way.

16/1

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Non-runners

Thankyourluckystar, Rockinastorm, Irish Sovereign

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Payout
Exacta £398.00
Straight Forecast £271.20
Tricast £6074.30
Trifecta £5670.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vandemere

POSTDATA:

Hardy Boy

The Star:

Ghasham

RP Ratings:

Taragrace

D Express:

Rockinastorm

Daily Record:

Ghasham

WEST COUNTRY:

Hardy Boy

Daily Mirror:

Hardy Boy

TOPSPEED:

Taragrace

THE NORTH:

Vandemere

The Times:

Vandemere

Telegraph:

Vandemere

The Guardian:

Vandemere

Daily Mail:

Vandemere