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Get A Run For Your Money At BetVictor Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 4f 35y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Get A Run For Your Money At BetVictor Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 012756 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Dual winner at Sedgefield in 2022 (about 2m5f; good/good to soft); well below his best since returning from a break and stopped quickly last time.

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7th

14

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Kajaki

10st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Won off today's mark at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) last April, but well beaten last autumn on last two starts and others make greater appeal than this 11yo; visor is removed and blinkers return.

25/1

8th

8

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:30 Sedgefield

Kajaki

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Not the most consistent; poor run last time but is 6lb lower than when winning this equivalent race last season at 28-1 (good to soft), so worth considering.

12/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 12431 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who doubled his tally in a 2m3f soft-ground maiden at Carlisle when going away at the finish; should have a future in handicaps and this mark could be okay.

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8th

8

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Kingston Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

6yo who has not been easy to predict but he got back on the scoresheet when beating 15 rivals in a series final here (2m5f, soft) last month; up 6lb but he kept on well last time and is open to more progress back up in trip; shortlisted.

9/2

1st

12

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Kingston Bridge

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Placed twice off higher marks towards end of last year, latterly here (2m6f, soft), but last month's C&D run was disappointing and he's against some progressive rivals today.

25/1

8th

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Kingston Bridge

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Opened his account at Carlisle last March and in good form this term until coming in only sixth back there (2m1f) last month; sort to bounce back with a tongue-tie added now.

10/1

Form: 11P3 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Stopped quickly and reportedly made a noise on her handicap debut at Doncaster, after which she underwent wind surgery; tongue-tie added at Newbury and she ran well to be third over 2m3f on good ground; this longer trip under easier conditions should be in her favour; respected.

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4th

10

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Anti Bridgie

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Dual hurdle winner who's made a solid start to her chasing career this season, initially finishing third in three handicaps (3m-3m2f); dropped back in trip with first-time cheekpieces when making most to win a novice at Warwick (2m4f, soft; probably acts on heavy) on latest start, not having to be at her best at 8-11; return to her best form would see her go very well.

3/1

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Anti Bridgie

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Dual hurdle winner (2m4f/2m5f) who has made a solid start to her chasing career this season, finishing third in three handicaps (3m-3m2f); drops back in trip with first-time cheekpieces here; has good chance at the weights and will presumably be ridden very positively.

6/5

3rd

6

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:45 Ayr

Anti Bridgie

10st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent on inner, slow jump 4 out, soon pushed along, not fluent 3 out, disputing second when not fluent last, no extra run-in

7/2

Form: 3-7834

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Easily his best form over hurdles came on good ground when 12l third in a Newcastle novice; wasn't to the same level at Catterick (again on good) and this mark looks no gift for his handicap debut.

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9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:10 Kelso

Split The Bill

11st 1lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

9/1

3rd

4

16th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Aintree

Split The Bill

11st 10lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Eight-race maiden for Micky Hammond, best run when fourth over this trip at Perth in April (good to soft); well beaten next time (didn't jump well) and now makes debut for Rebecca Menzies with a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

7th

8

10th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Split The Bill

11st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

Seven-race maiden; made an encouraging handicap debut at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) two weeks ago, finishing fourth; looks open to progress at this level and is one for the shortlist.

7/1

Form: 463

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Fourth in a hunter chase on his final run for Gordon Elliott; had two visits to Carlisle for this yard, running better the second time when beaten 12l into third in a five-runner novice (2m3f, heavy); still lightly raced and could improve for going into handicaps.

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4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:45 Cartmel

Wearelongterm

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Irish point winner; early days as a hurdler and two satisfactory races in handicaps, most recently when fourth at Kelso; trainer does well here and with the prospect of further improvement, this 6yo is shortlisted.

6/1

4th

1

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Wearelongterm

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

midfield on inner

9/1

5th

10

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Wearelongterm

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

Fourth in a hunter chase on his final run for Gordon Elliott; had two visits to Carlisle for this yard, running better the second time when beaten 12l into third in a five-runner novice (2m3f, heavy); still lightly raced and could improve for going into handicaps.

10/1

Form: 16300-

Last run: 531 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

2m2f maiden winner in Ireland when with Joseph O'Brien; potentially well handicapped but lightly raced these past two years and didn't show much in two runs for Christian Williams; new headgear for this return from another absence and would need to see some confidence behind him.

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6th

1

28th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:03 Worcester

Asserted

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

Winner in Ireland (for Joseph O'Brien) two years ago; stable debut and first start for 17 months when sixth at Perth in April; will need to derive benefit from that if he's to figure strongly.

16/1

6th

4

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Asserted

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Richard Hobson

2m2f maiden winner in Ireland when with Joseph O'Brien; potentially well handicapped but lightly raced these past two years and didn't show much in two runs for Christian Williams; new headgear for this return from another absence and would need to see some confidence behind him.

20/1

15th

16

12th Nov 2021

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Asserted

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Had three attempts over hurdles in Ireland this summer, winning over 2m2f on first occasion; beaten long way in Aintree handicap (3m) on debut for new stable; needs to leave that effort well behind.

20/1

Form: 222355 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Only success in 18 runs over hurdles came in a novice handicap at this fixture 12 months ago (good to soft); heavy ground at Hexham last time wasn't really his thing and better expected off a mark he can deal with.

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9th

5

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

Petite Rhapsody

11st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Both wins were over 2m4f here; several good runs over 3m, and although not at his best behind The Longest Day last time, could bounce back.

10/1

4th

2

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:45 Perth

Petite Rhapsody

11st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, not fluent 1st

6/1

3rd

2

16th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:40 Perth

Petite Rhapsody

10st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Lucinda Russell

Frequent runner here, including for his only two wins; rallied to prevail close home over C&D (good) in May but ran a shocker back here three weeks ago; others appeal more at the weights even if he is back to his best and he has a bit more to prove if the ground is worse than good to soft.

6/1

Form: -31865 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on his last three starts but he won at Doncaster last November in first-time cheekpieces, so he may get a boost from a visor going on; not written off.

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3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Okavango Delta

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Went close at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in December on second chase start and it was a competitive Class 4 in which he was an 11l third at Doncaster; this is easier than that and he has potential over this longer trip.

7/2

3rd

7

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Okavango Delta

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Sole win (15 races) came in a handicap hurdle at Doncaster over this trip in November 2022 when wearing first-time cheekpieces; not so good since, including twice here, until beaten a head at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) last month in his second chase start; chance if that is repeated.

7/1

Form: 53-342

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who showed the benefit of wind surgery to go close in a 2m maiden on heavy ground at Hexham; this longer trip should suit on his handicap debut and is not ruled out.

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3rd

7

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

18:20 Hexham

Ninetofive

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent

3/1

9th

9

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Ninetofive

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Lightly raced 6yo who showed the benefit of wind surgery to go close in a 2m maiden on heavy ground at Hexham; this longer trip should suit on his handicap debut and is not ruled out.

4/1

2nd

7

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Ninetofive

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Signs of ability in both starts over hurdles, latterly when favourite for an ordinary Kelso novice (since had wind surgery); would have been a deal better off with a few of these were this a handicap.

8/1

Form: 2-811F D

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Progressed to win at Kelso (2m5f, good) and Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) and was still in with a shout when falling three from home at Doncaster; still feasibly treated by the looks.

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5

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Rickety Gate

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Slightly disappointing after racing too freely on latest outing three months ago but was placed on consecutive 3m starts at Musselburgh in November (good to soft/soft) and will be fine over today's trip; a possible

7/1

Form: 41734

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Joined this yard after winning 17-runner Cork maiden (2m1f, good) last summer; beaten about 15l the last twice, latterly on his handicap debut (2m, good); softer conditions this time aren't certain to suit and he's up in trip.

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1st

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Lihyan

11st 3lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

Wins have been at 2m1f (good) and 2m4f (good to soft); unraced beyond the latter distance but he's running well and a strong traveller; hard to rule out.

9/1

4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

17:00 Ayr

Lihyan

11st 11lb

J: Ben Smith

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear

100/30

2nd

7

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Lihyan

11st 9lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

Capitalised on a reduced mark to win by just over 5l over C&D (good to soft) in December; again came from the rear to challenge strongly under William Maggs over C&D (soft) one month ago but was seen off by Duyfken and is back up another 5lb today; place chance.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1-PF9

Last run: 59 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Formerly a good stayer on the Flat; made winning stable/hurdle debut at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) in December 2021 but questions to answer after three lesser efforts following a long absence; cheekpieces fitted.

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1

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

16:35 Newcastle

Moonlight Spirit

12st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Smart on the Flat in his prime but lightly raced and generally very disappointing since winning hurdle debut in December 2021; had wind surgery during 228-day absence; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers; current ability hard to gauge.

20/1

Form: -1126P D

Last run: 122 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Beaten 19l when second over hurdles at Hexham in October and he's better known as a chaser these days (3-11); pulled up in his latest chase and now returns from 122 days away; others appeal more.

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3rd

3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

14:15 Hexham

Avoid De Master

11st 12lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: Susan Corbett

Versatile type who has won three times over fences including at 2m and 3m; now 4lb lower than for his last success 12 months ago but he's been pulled up in last two runs (fences/hurdles) and needs to turn things around; cheekpieces reapplied.

33/1

6

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Avoid De Master

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

in rear throughout, lost touch 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

16/1

4

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

14:35 Newcastle

Avoid De Master

11st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Susan Corbett

in touch with leaders, lost ground and towards rear after 2nd

11/1

Form: PF532

Last run: 214 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Placed over hurdles and fences during a light career in France; market may guide on his stable/handicap debut.

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0

1

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Loukarak

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ex-French maiden who has not shown anything like enough in his three starts in Britain, all handicaps; blinkered three times in France and now tries cheekpieces.

14/1

9

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Loukarak

11st 5lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

in rear, lost touch after 4 out, pulled up 3 out

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £2244.00
Straight Forecast £1363.10
Tricast £11781.30
Trifecta £21509.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Ninetofive

The Sun:

Kingston Bridge

SPOTLIGHT:

Anti Bridgie

Telegraph:

Lihyan

TOPSPEED:

Kajaki

WEST COUNTRY:

Asserted

Daily Record:

Kingston Bridge

POSTDATA:

Anti Bridgie

Daily Mirror:

Lihyan

The Times:

Ninetofive

The Guardian:

Ninetofive

D Express:

Ninetofive

The Star:

Ninetofive

Daily Mail:

Kajaki