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KP Tyres Llanelli Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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KP Tyres Llanelli Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: -44142 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D (good to soft) in February following a wind op and, after a fair fourth at Doncaster (3m, good), he went very close when back down in trip at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; solid claims

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1st

1

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Bumpy Johnson

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Didn't really take to chasing and when back over hurdles at Wincanton (2m5f) he perhaps found the heavy ground against him; won on good and good to soft over 2m4f last season and he probably stays 3m; nothing wrong with his mark.

12/1

5th

1

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

15:15 Wincanton

Bumpy Johnson

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Pipe

Dual hurdle winner at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft/good) towards end of last season, latterly off today's mark; lacked fluency and was safely held in two chases in the autumn but ought to be seen to better effect now back over hurdles; unraced on heavy ground but handles soft well.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -17319 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Good-ground bumper winner who scored at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) in January on his third hurdle start; well beaten on handicap debut at Sandown last month but that was a hot race and the heavy ground may have been too much; retains potential and could have a part to play.

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0

4

27th Nov 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:00 Kempton

Stans The Man

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 7th, outpaced and lost position 4 out, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

6/1

0

4

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Stans The Man

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

raced lazily at times, midfield, detached and pulled up before 11th

8/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 8423

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Signs of promise on both hurdle starts (2m/2m3f, soft/good to soft), most recently 28l third of 16 in warm maiden at Lingfield; this very lightly raced 5yo is bred to get better the further he goes and is open to improvement on this handicap debut; firmly in calculations.

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3rd

9

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Big Ambitions

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Signs of promise on both hurdle starts (2m/2m3f, soft/good to soft), most recently 28l third of 16 in warm maiden at Lingfield; this very lightly raced 5yo is bred to get better the further he goes and is open to improvement on this handicap debut; firmly in calculations.

7/2

3rd

2

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Big Ambitions

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Left debut form behind when a promising fourth in Wetherby bumper in December and he made a solid start over hurdles when runner-up in another big field at that track (2m, soft) last month; needs to find more progress but he's well related and this step up in trip should suit on pedigree.

5/1

2nd

1

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Big Ambitions

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4 out

8/1

Form: -74414 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won at Hereford (2m3f, good) in February but that was a weak four-runner race and he's since been a soundly beaten fourth at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft); others have more pressing claims.

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3

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Republican

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Followed his former trainer Oliver Sherwood to Harry Derham's yard for which he made a winning start over 3m at Musselburgh (soft); didn't win with much in hand but that was his first run for 251 days and a 5lb rise is fair enough.

11/4

1st

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Republican

11st 13lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

prominent, in touch with leaders after 8th

3/1

4th

8

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Republican

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

Won at Hereford (2m3f, good) in February but that was a weak four-runner race and he's since been a soundly beaten fourth at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft); others have more pressing claims.

10/1

Form: -P12P7 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) in January and good second over fences at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) in February; however, he's failed to fire over fences/hurdles the last twice and has to get back on track.

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6

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:55 Chepstow

Mr Muldoon

11st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Won over C&D last season and was placed off 5lb higher at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) in October after an absence, but his form nosedived towards the end of last year and he needs to have been refreshed by another break.

20/1

4th

1

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:55 Taunton

Mr Muldoon

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Dual chase winner but was pulled up over fences last time after never travelling; his form can fluctuate but he ran well over hurdles at Newton Abbot in October and is hard to dismiss.

6/1

Form: 251544 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won 2m3f novice at Bangor (soft) last November and 3m1f may have stretched him on last month's handicap debut at Plumpton (soft); however, he was also below par at Leicester (2m4f, soft) in February; something to prove.

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5

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

Val Dancer

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Handicap mark took a battering for winning three on the bounce (2m6f-3m1f; soft or heavy) and he struggled with the rise in class at Uttoxeter a month ago, his first defeat in cheekpieces; now has to prove himself worthy of this high a mark at this level.

9/2

3rd

7

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Val Dancer

11st 3lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Now 3-3 since fitted with cheekpieces but it was hard work in justifying short odds and a 7lb rise (for previous win) in a small field at Catterick last month (3m1f, heavy); only 2lb higher for this but he's tackling classier opposition and could meet his match.

13/2

Form: 1522-P

Last run: 115 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Returned from an absence last December, having had wind surgery, and was pulled up on his handicap debut; has had another wind op since; something to prove but this 5yo is in top hands and showed promise in novice hurdles early last year; cheekpieces go on and he's not written off.

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7th

1

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Message Personnel

12st 1lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from an absence last December, having had wind surgery, and was pulled up on his handicap debut; has had another wind op since; something to prove but this 5yo is in top hands and showed promise in novice hurdles early last year; cheekpieces go on and he's not written off.

10/1

3

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:43 Uttoxeter

Message Personnel

11st 8lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

French juvenile hurdle winner on heavy; beaten when prominent in the market in his three runs last winter but he finished a respectable second in last two starts (2m/2m3f) and has had wind surgery since; still has potential after only five runs and he needs a close look on his handicap/seasonal debut.

11/2

5

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:45 Doncaster

Message Personnel

11st 3lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Stayed on strongly to win a French juvenile hurdle (2m1f, heavy) last July; held when prominent in the market in his three runs for Dan Skelton last winter but he finished a respectable second in last two starts (2m/2m3f) and has had wind surgery since; still has potential after only five runs and he needs a close look on his handicap/seasonal debut.

5/2

Form: 5/4313

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

All five starts on soft/heavy going; won Warwick novice (2m, soft) last month and respectable third under a penalty at Newbury (2m4f, soft) 12 days later; begins handicap life on fair mark and could have more to offer.

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4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

King Of Brazil

11st 11lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

2-3 since his breathing operation in December, the latter win gained over C&D (heavy) four weeks ago; does not always look wildly enthusiastic but latest 3lb rise ought to be manageable if Shane Quinlan can keep him motivated.

5/2

1st

5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:10 Chepstow

King Of Brazil

11st 8lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Had breathing surgery before getting off the mark over fences at Huntingdon (2m4f) in February; backed it up with a solid third at Bangor 18 days ago and he merits serious consideration eased 1lb with that form working out really well.

7/2

3rd

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

King Of Brazil

12st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

towards rear, jumped left and hampered rival 4th, steady headway from 8th, pressed leaders when not fluent 10th

5/1

Form: 9122P4 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day and runner-up at Chepstow the next twice (2m3f/2m, good to soft); however, she hasn't been at her best the last twice and a revival is required.

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1st

2

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

No No Tonic

11st 13lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Mark Gillard

prominent

14/1

5th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Kempton

No No Tonic

11st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Mark Gillard

Veteran who has done her winning at Wincanton; form dipped there on Boxing Day, following two placed efforts; first run at Kempton and isn't the percentage call.

14/1

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Exacta £213.00
Straight Forecast £194.00
Tricast £591.00
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

King Of Brazil

SPOTLIGHT:

Big Ambitions

WEST COUNTRY:

Bumpy Johnson

RP Ratings:

Sabbathical

POSTDATA:

Republican

The Guardian:

Big Ambitions

The Sun:

Big Ambitions

Daily Mail:

King Of Brazil

D Express:

King Of Brazil

Daily Mirror:

King Of Brazil

Telegraph:

Bumpy Johnson

Daily Record:

Bumpy Johnson

The Times:

Sabbathical

The Star:

Sabbathical