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  • 2m 2f 148y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.80
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 25-843

Last run: 159 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

0-7 over hurdles but still looks well handicapped judged on Flat form; seemed a non-stayer over 2m7f when last seen; made the frame over C&D the time before and, back in this scenario, could go well.

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2nd

1

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

14:45 Market Rasen

Scudamore

11st 11lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

Three-time Flat winner who opened hurdles account with ready handicap win at Stratford (2m2f, good to soft) in April and lost out only by a head at Fakenham (2m4f, good) last month; that form isn't anything out of the ordinary and he's not yet proven over this far, but he's a major player back in novice company nevertheless.

6/4

1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Scudamore

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Jennie Candlish

1m6f Flat winner; won easily over 2m2f here (good to soft) and very nearly followed up at Fakenham (2m4f, good; Baby Sham all out to beat him) despite not jumping that well; nudged up 4lb for that latest defeat but returning to further looks a plus.

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: -3P64O C

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Debut win came in bumper at this venue; 0-9 since but still had a chance when hanging left and crashing through the wing two out at Ludlow (2m, good) most recently; possibilities off same mark, provided he doesn't repeat those antics.

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0

3

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:42 Fontwell

Dusky Days

11st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

Soft-ground bumper winner; placed in four hurdle races at up to 2m4f; improved on his hurdles form when racing prominently and under 2l third on chase debut at Hereford (2m, good) last month; step up in trip looks positive and, if that helps draw further improvement, he's a big player.

3/1

3rd

2

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Dusky Days

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jamie Snowden

Absent since a poor hurdle run in May and not one to rely upon heavily but his clear second off today's mark at Stratford (2m2f, good to soft) was a good effort; a possible if all goes to plan on chasing debut.

8/1

6th

1

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Dusky Days

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Bumper winner who is 0-8 over hurdles and has a patchy record in this sphere; hung badly left and crashed through the wing two out at Ludlow (2m, good) on penultimate run but he was a clear second in a Stratford handicap (2m2f, good to soft) last time; that was a solid effort and he's in the mix off just 1lb higher.

6/1

13/2

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 2661 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Opened his hurdles account at Plumpton (2m1f, soft; handicap debut) two weeks ago and remains unexposed under this code; still favourably treated based on the pick of his Flat form; shortlisted.

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7th

7

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Embolden

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Clare Hobson

Yet to make any further progress since his winning handicap debut at Plumpton (2m1f, soft) last April and raced lazily in rear before eventually staying on for third there (2m, good to soft) last month; others preferred.

13/2

3rd

10

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Embolden

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Clare Hobson

Didn't fire at Lingfield last month but made the frame three consecutive times (once over C&D) in September/October and is now 4lb lower than when winning here (2m1f, soft) in April; can't be ruled out.

8/1

7th

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Embolden

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

not fluent 3rd, awkward jump 2 out

6/1

Form: 530031 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Bought out of Olly Murphy's yard for £11,000 after getting off the mark in C&D seller (on heavy ground) three weeks ago; faces stiffer competition in this field but isn't fully exposed (still has low mileage).

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1

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Hokelami

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Dropped back in trip to produce a career best at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) latest, when making virtually all; 8lb rise will demand more but he is much respected.

15/8

1st

7

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Hokelami

11st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Robbie Llewellyn

made virtually all, not fluent and briefly headed 4th, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, comfortably

6/1

Form: 794U1

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Still had a chance when unseating rider three out at Bangor on handicap debut, then opened his account with a 3l win at Ludlow (2m, good to soft; Class 4); open to further progress; respected back down in grade.

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8th

4

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Scherbobalob

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Off the mark when scoring over C&D (good to soft; 10-1) in April but he's not gone on from that and pulled up back here on his return last month; only 1lb higher than for his win but overall record now stands at 1-15 and others are more convincing.

14/1

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9

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

17:41 Ludlow

Scherbobalob

11st 2lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Came good over hurdles with convincing C&D (good to soft) win in April but wasn't quite in same form on next two outings; has fitness to prove after 165-day absence and tends to race too freely; others appeal more.

12/1

6th

4

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Scherbobalob

11st 9lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Didn't get home after racing too freely at Stratford three weeks ago and needs to put that run behind him but came good over hurdles with convincing C&D success two starts ago and has obvious claims if judged on that.

10/1

Form: 527177 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Opened his hurdles account at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in December; however, has not matched that form in two subsequent runs; inconsistent since last July and can be opposed.

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8th

1

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Henry Box Brown

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won his sole bumper but he's 1-14 over hurdles and has struggled in his five runs this year, including in one start over fences; on a dangerous mark and conditions are no problem but he needs a major upturn in form.

20/1

10th

5

8th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Henry Box Brown

11st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Irish bumper winner whose sole success in 13 starts over hurdles came over C&D (heavy) last December; well beaten in his four outings since, switched to fences for latest (May); back to last season's winning mark.

12/1

Form: 90777B

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Might well have shown improvement at Southwell (2m4f; handicap debut) last month but for being brought down on the final bend (was going nicely at the time); could be dangerous granted better luck.

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7th

1

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

15:40 Stratford

Claras Soldier

12st 0lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Fergal O’Brien

Unplaced all five hurdling starts; seemed to be travelling okay when brought down on handicap debut in March but was well beaten here the following month; switches to chasing after 169-day break.

8/1

7th

8

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

16:45 Stratford

Claras Soldier

11st 1lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Might well have shown improvement at Southwell (2m4f; handicap debut) last month but for being brought down on the final bend (was going nicely at the time); could be dangerous granted better luck.

10/1

4

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Claras Soldier

11st 6lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Five-race maiden; in good hands; holds weak claims on form but looks a possible improver now handicapping over a new trip and in first-time tongue-tie; market support should be heeded.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: -54297

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced behind a useful sort in 2m novice event at Market Rasen on Boxing Day; comfortably held in two Class 4 handicaps since but may do better in this lower grade.

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8th

2

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

16:45 Stratford

They Call Me Pete

11st 11lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Not disgraced behind a useful sort in 2m novice event at Market Rasen on Boxing Day; comfortably held in two Class 4 handicaps since but may do better in this lower grade.

16/1

7th

4

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:25 Sedgefield

They Call Me Pete

11st 6lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Highish initial mark at Musselburgh last time but the step up to 2m4f appeared more the issue; may resume earlier promise now back in trip with cheekpieces fitted.

9/1

9th

2

5th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:25 Musselburgh

They Call Me Pete

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Has shown promise at maiden/novice level, most recently second to useful sort at Market Rasen (2m) on Boxing Day; looks open to progress now handicapping and upped in distance; one to consider.

13/2

Form: 707

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; well held in two novice hurdles at Ludlow for new stable; holds weak claims on handicap debut and needs to improve sharply.

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10

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Happy Sanchez

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Well beaten when 100-1 for handicap debut at end of last season (2m2f) and also when reappearing in Ludlow novice last month (2m); very difficult to enthuse over.

66/1

7th

4

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:20 Ludlow

Happy Sanchez

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

No solid claims after one Irish maiden point and four runs over hurdles, two over C&D; latest run was in a 2m2f handicap, no show at 100-1.

100/1

Form: -64224 BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner last spring; hasn't looked totally straightforward over hurdles and proved disappointing when favourite at Wetherby (2m) most recently; however, he's in good hands and not written off yet.

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2nd

3

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

12:30 Newcastle

Glory Bridge

11st 9lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Ran big race from the front when clear second on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m, good) in February and is only 3lb higher here; not seen since a poor performance in April but has live claims if fully tuned up.

6/1

7

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

16:45 Stratford

Glory Bridge

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Bumper winner last spring; hasn't looked totally straightforward over hurdles and proved disappointing when favourite at Wetherby (2m) most recently; however, he's in good hands and not written off yet.

4/1

4th

2

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Wetherby

Glory Bridge

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Bumper winner who was a clear second on his handicap debut at Doncaster (2m, good) last month and that was the first leg of a hat-trick for the winner; strong claims off this 5lb higher mark.

4/6

Form: 5-0709

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Recorded a ready success in similar event at Bangor (2m, good) yesterday, opening his account at the seventh attempt; may well have more to offer in handicaps; has to be feared under 7lb penalty.

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0

2

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Governor Green

11st 6lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

led, mistake 3 out, increased tempo after 3 out, faced challenge when fell 2 out

3/1

6

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Governor Green

10st 6lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Alastair Ralph

Unplaced in his first six starts but the seventh saw him land a significant gamble over C&D in April (made all); unable to repeat the feat next time but still ran respectably; probably needs shade more in this company.

6/1

3rd

2

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Governor Green

11st 13lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Of the mark (seventh attempt) with a front-running win under Jay Tidball in a Bangor handicap (2m, good) last month; up 7lb but he landed a gamble with that clearcut success and is open to more progress; highly respected.

7/2

Form: 66656

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Five-race maiden whose peak effort came on bumper debut; may improve now handicapping but others have stronger form as things stand.

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1st

11

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Rollos Kingdom

10st 4lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Jeremy Scott

Signs of progress when finishing 11l-third of seven at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy; cheekpieces on for second time) in February but Stratford was disappointing under similar conditions.

10/1

5th

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

15:20 Stratford

Rollos Kingdom

10st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

0-8 over hurdles; improved since going handicapping, on latest start finishing 11l-third of seven at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy, cheekpieces on for second time); each-way chance.

13/2

3rd

7

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Rollos Kingdom

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

took keen hold, led

9/1

Form: 658395

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner in France; 0-11 in Britain and suffered heavy defeats the last twice; fitting of tongue-tie needs to make a difference.

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4th

5

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Gambie Tiep

11st 3lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Has won four handicaps since last July - three chases (one here) and a hurdle race; needs to bounce back from two quiet runs over fences but there's nothing wrong with his mark over hurdles; stable won this last year.

13/2

5th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Gambie Tiep

11st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

pressed leader, briefly led 4th, lost position after 2 out (usual 3 out)

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £1171.00
Straight Forecast £897.60
Tricast £6772.60
Trifecta £9329.00

Selections

The Times:

Hokelami

POSTDATA:

Dusky Days

RP Ratings:

Glory Bridge

SPOTLIGHT:

Claras Soldier

D Express:

They Call Me Pete

The Sun:

Scherbobalob

Telegraph:

Embolden

The Star:

Hokelami

Daily Record:

Hokelami

LAMBOURN:

Dusky Days

Daily Mirror:

Glory Bridge