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Live Neutral Earth Ltd Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Live Neutral Earth Ltd Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.40
  • Place: £1.80

Form: -61332 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Clearcut winner on his handicap debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) in October and he's returned from a break with three creditable efforts this year; nudged up 2lb for his latest second at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) but that was a bold bid and he's respected on this drop back in trip.

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4

7th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

19:00 Hereford

Just Loose Change

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Nicky Martin

Hurdle wins at 2m4f (good) and 2m3f (good to soft), the latter last April; had just four runs since and returned to form on latest two starts in midwinter, persevering well when fourth of 11 finishers at Taunton (2m3f, soft) in January; thereabouts.

10/1

4th

10

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

Just Loose Change

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nicky Martin

Ended last season with a C&D win and returned to form with clear second over C&D (also good to soft) last month; has to take a 4lb rise on the chin but won't mind if the ground remains soft.

13/2

2nd

9

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Taunton

Just Loose Change

10st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Signed off last season with a convincing C&D success off 6lb lower (good to soft; fine on soft); however, he'll need to leave his last two runs behind if he's to play a part.

14/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: F-2822 BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Hit and miss in five runs for Evan Williams but he's gone close in two handicaps (2m/2m4f, soft) for new yard this year; on same mark as for his clear second at Huntingdon 11 days ago and another bold bid can be expected.

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2nd

4

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Sonnemoser

11st 11lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Hit and miss in five runs for Evan Williams but he's gone close in two handicaps (2m/2m4f, soft) for new yard this year; on same mark as for his clear second at Huntingdon 11 days ago and another bold bid can be expected.

11/4

2nd

4

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Sonnemoser

11st 10lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

prominent, went second 7th, every chance from 3 out, soon ridden, not clear run 2 out, carried right run-in, kept on

3/1

2nd

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Wetherby

Sonnemoser

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Mixed form in bumpers and novice hurdles during light career for Evan Williams and well beaten in December when last seen; sold for £11,000 the following month; however, he now goes handicapping for a trainer enjoying a productive March and it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 4FP-7P

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Couple of expensive defeats for Dan Skelton and he missed more than a year before struggling in two runs (2m4f/3m) for new yard this year; mark is tumbling but he's now 0-7 and has plenty to prove.

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3rd

9

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Coldens Dream

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Couple of expensive defeats for Dan Skelton and he missed more than a year before struggling in two runs (2m4f/3m) for new yard this year; mark is tumbling but he's now 0-7 and has plenty to prove.

12/1

1

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:15 Taunton

Coldens Dream

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Couple of expensive defeats for Dan Skelton and missed more than a year after being pulled up on his final run for him; well beaten on his first run for his new yard early last month and now goes in first-time headgear/tongue-tie.

6/1

7th

6

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:30 Wincanton

Coldens Dream

11st 10lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Yet to be asked a question when falling three out at Leicester (1m7f; favourite) on handicap debut; pulled up at Sandown next time and has been absent for 425 days, leaving Dan Skelton in the meantime; the market moves should be revealing.

10/1

Form: -7P935

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Placed off a reduced mark at Wincanton (2m5f, good; 33-1) in February; may have had stamina issues over 3m here last time but he's an inconsistent maiden (0-12) and others are more solid.

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8

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Newton Abbot

Per Vino Veritas

10st 8lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Third at Wincanton in February and not beaten too far in two subsequent starts but 0-13 in career and not a very convincing performer.

14/1

4th

10

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Per Vino Veritas

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed off a reduced mark at Wincanton (2m5f, good; 33-1) in February; may have had stamina issues over 3m here last time but he's an inconsistent maiden (0-12) and others are more solid.

12/1

5th

9

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

15:25 Taunton

Per Vino Veritas

10st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Joe Tizzard

took keen hold, midfield, bumped rival after 4 out, mistake 3 out, pushed along and headway before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1U3221 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 1U3221 since switched to handicaps in December and he hit a clear personal best with his comfortable win at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) 11 days ago; has a penalty but he's open to more progress and his first success came over C&D (under Freddie Gingell); big player.

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3rd

5

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Fame And Fun

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual hurdle winner at about 2m4f (good to soft); wasn't at all convincing in his first two chases but came good under a prominent ride over C&D (good) two weeks ago when readily repelling the strong-finishing second; just 4lb higher for this similar sort of race and Freddie Gingell's claim takes away 3lb of that.

11/10

1st

8

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Fame And Fun

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual hurdle winner at about 2m4f (good to soft); had two chase runs, pulling up on first attempt and then a well-held fifth after making mistakes; may improve as he gains in confidence and his mark is okay.

5/1

Form: 034481 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism in a seller at Exeter (2m2f, good; visor added) two weeks ago but she didn't have to run up to her best in that race and this is much tougher back in a competitive handicap; has some work to do.

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1st

2

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

Symphorine

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Responded well to first-time visor when winning Exeter seller (2m2f, good) last month but was safely held when back in a handicap a fortnight later and her overall profile remains unconvincing.

12/1

6th

7

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Symphorine

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Justified favouritism in a seller at Exeter (2m2f, good; visor added) two weeks ago but she didn't have to run up to her best in that race and this is much tougher back in a competitive handicap; has some work to do.

8/1

1st

6

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Symphorine

10st 10lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Has yet to find any consistency and hasn't offered much in her two handicaps (soft an excuse last time), but she ran okay behind decent mares on her first two runs over hurdles; disappointing if she fails to play a part at this level; visor is a first.

2/1

Form: -UP086

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Has struggled at big prices in all six runs under rules, including two C&D handicaps (good) this year; 11lb out of the weights this time and it is easy to look elsewhere.

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4th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Freddie Fleetfoot

10st 6lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

11/2

2nd

12

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Freddie Fleetfoot

10st 4lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

0-11 over hurdles; excelled himself when 66-1 second here (2m3f, good to soft; no match for easy winner) in December but struggled when reappearing at Wincanton in February; not the most obvious answer.

40/1

10th

9

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Freddie Fleetfoot

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

Ran surprisingly well from 22lb out of the weights when virtually upsides Nordic Tiger at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) which was easily his best form yet; only 4lb wrong here and 11lb lower than last time; has to be considered.

12/1

Form: 75P075

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Has overall record of 0-9 and he's not finished closer than 16l to a winner over hurdles; 7lb out of the weights and can only be watched.

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7th

12

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

18:50 Stratford

Sans Of Gold

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

Largely poor form over hurdles and has achieved little in two starts since switched to chasing.

25/1

4th

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Sans Of Gold

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

midfield

40/1

Form: 7-0514

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Found plenty of improvement when justifying support on his handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in February but he was raised 10lb for that emphatic win and flopped in his follow-up bid at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last month; mixed messages.

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9th

8

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Auba Me Yang

11st 7lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Found plenty of improvement when justifying support on his handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in February but he was raised 10lb for that emphatic win and flopped in his follow-up bid at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last month; mixed messages.

10/1

4th

5

8th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:40 Fontwell

Auba Me Yang

11st 7lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 5 out, not fluent 4 out, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

5/2

1st

2

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:58 Ffos Las

Auba Me Yang

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 4 out, good jump and led 3 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden and went clear approaching last, won going away

7/2

Form: 560524

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Started his handicap career with a close second at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in February but he didn't match that form when only fourth of seven there last time; record now stands at 0-7 and he needs to step up again after that last run.

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5th

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Titanium Bullet

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

Not far away in his first two chases at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) and it wasn't his first below-par run on soft last time; possibilities.

3/1

3rd

2

6th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Titanium Bullet

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

Still a maiden but has performed well in two C&D events (good to soft) since switched to fences and ties in with Kings Justice on those pieces of form; possibilities off same mark back from 11-week break.

6/1

4th

5

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:30 Catterick

Titanium Bullet

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

Seven-race maiden over hurdles at up to 2m7f for Warren Greatrex; subsequently sold for £32,000; good third over C&D on chase debut last month (good to soft) on second run for new yard; improvement likely; one with a chance.

5/1

50/1

Form: 0-0677

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in both bumpers and same story at massive prices in three hurdle runs (2m-2m2f) this year; now goes handicapping but he's out of the weights and needs major improvement.

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4

13th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Wellwillya

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

0-10 over hurdles; placed off his lowly handicap mark at Exeter (2m2f, soft) in December and was not disgraced in a 2m5f maiden there in March but faces another tough task today.

100/1

5th

9

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Wellwillya

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

towards rear, steady headway before 7th

40/1

6th

7

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Taunton

Wellwillya

10st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

towards rear but in touch with leaders

13/2

Form: 50-948

Last run: 122 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Showed clear promise in his first bumper and also in his second run over hurdles but his form has been mixed and he was tailed off on his handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) in December; has questions to answer after another break and others are more convincing.

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9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Leissieres Express

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

0-5 over hurdles but he's done well since switched to fences and made it 2-6 in this sphere when forging clear at Chepstow (3m6f, soft) last month; 10lb higher back in trip but his first chase win was at 3m and he's open to more progress; key player for in-form yard.

9/2

1st

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Leissieres Express

10st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Consistent gelding but has won only once, over 3m on heavy ground at Exeter on New Year's Day (5lb lower); the obvious worry is that he's unraced beyond 3m1f and was quick enough to be competitive over 2m; might get outstayed but perhaps the most likely winner if he did see it out.

5/2

3rd

5

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Leissieres Express

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Just behind No Hubs No Hoobs when third at Exeter in November but kept on best there on New Year's Day (3m, heavy); sent off favourite to defy this 5lb higher mark at Chepstow but unseated early doors; unexposed as a stayer and he's on the shortlist.

4/1

Form: 09-PP

Last run: 321 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Has struggled in all four hurdle runs and he was very laboured on his 2m1f handicap debut at Newton Abbot (pulled up) last June; 13lb out of the weights on his return and makes no appeal.

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6

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Vendange

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Joe Tickle

Tailed off at a big price in his sole Flat run; same story in first two starts over hurdles and he's been pulled up in his last three runs in this sphere; cheekpieces are now added on his step up to this trip.

100/1

14

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Vendange

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Joe Tickle

Has struggled in all four hurdle runs and he was very laboured on his 2m1f handicap debut at Newton Abbot (pulled up) last June; 13lb out of the weights on his return and makes no appeal.

100/1

10

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:41 Newton Abbot

Vendange

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Joe Tickle

midfield, jumped left 2nd, lost position and dropped to rear when ridden before 4th, dropped to last and lost touch after 4th, tailed off when pulled up 5th

33/1

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Exacta £258.00
Straight Forecast £220.60
Tricast £1727.50
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fame And Fun

The Times:

Sonnemoser

TOPSPEED:

Just Loose Change

RP Ratings:

Fame And Fun

POSTDATA:

Fame And Fun

WEST COUNTRY:

Fame And Fun

Daily Mail:

Fame And Fun

D Express:

Fame And Fun

Daily Mirror:

Fame And Fun

The Sun:

Fame And Fun

The Star:

Fame And Fun

Telegraph:

Sonnemoser

The Guardian:

Sonnemoser

Daily Record:

Just Loose Change