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15:15 Warwick

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 3f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1262 C

Last run: 87 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Good-ground course bumper winner on debut in September; made low-key start to hurdling career in the autumn but seem to display improvement when second of three behind odds-on favourite at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in January and should have more to offer in handicaps; had wind op in February.

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7th

10

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

King Alexander

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Nicky Henderson

Easily defied top weight in lower grade at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) seven weeks ago, taking career record to 4-8; stays 2m4f, now attempts 2m5f; one of two improving contenders for Nicky Henderson.

9/1

1st

1

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 3

14:05 Exeter

King Alexander

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Raced mainly on good ground; has form figures of 11F since having wind surgery, running creditably but looking held by the winner when final-flight faller at Market Rasen (2m4f) in June latest; that race has worked out nicely, so he remains of interest; mark unchanged.

5/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 53-153 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won Fontwell novice (2m1f, good) in the autumn and bettered his underwhelming handicap debut when third of 13 at Exeter (2m, good to soft; first run after wind op) this month; could still have untapped potential over today's longer trip; one to consider.

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7th

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Maclaine

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

On a career-high mark after going up 8lb for winning at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) but impressed with how he jumped and travelled that day (won easily); that was also a new trip for him, offering plenty of encouragement for this far.

8/1

1st

4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Maclaine

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Close second at Doncaster (2m4f, good to soft) in December but he was well below that form at same track the following month; was reported to have bled last time and is still unexposed over fences but he's untried at this trip and others are more persuasive.

9/2

5th

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Maclaine

11st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Sent chasing for new yard this term, back to his best when second of 12 in handicap here (2m4f, good to soft) on latest start; should be on the premises off an unchanged mark, with potential too.

11/4

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 15412P

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful Flat-racer who is 2-6 over hurdles; pulled up in soft-ground Newbury handicap 33 days ago but has claims if judged on his close second off today's mark there (2m, good) three weeks earlier.

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3rd

14

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Artistic Choice

10st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Michael Bell

Fairly useful Flat-racer who is 2-6 over hurdles; pulled up in soft-ground Newbury handicap 33 days ago but has claims if judged on his close second off today's mark there (2m, good) three weeks earlier.

10/1

12

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 183y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Artistic Choice

10st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Michael Bell

Juvenile hurdler who has performed well in 2m handicaps the last twice, winning at Huntingdon then close second here; Flat record suggests he'll stay this longer distance; possibilities off a low weight.

8/1

2nd

8

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:25 Newbury

Artistic Choice

10st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Michael Bell

Won the first and latest of his four races over hurdles, latterly on his handicap hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, good); raised 6lb but may well have more to offer.

7/2

Form: -153P4

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Didn't run badly when fourth of nine in Ffos Las handicap (2m4f, soft) this month but hasn't progressed from his winning hurdle debut there in the autumn; others have more appealing profiles.

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11th

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Spring Meadow

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Better than latest placings suggest and stable feared here, but hard to make a strong case for him on recent evidence; could well raise his game now tried in cheekpieces.

12/1

7th

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Spring Meadow

10st 8lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

prominent, led narrowly before 4th, headed but prominent 5th

20/1

8th

2

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Spring Meadow

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Bumper and 2m4f novice hurdle winner for Nigel Twiston-Davies and fair handicap form last season; bought for 26,000GBP in May but too keen and tailed off on Irish debut at Listowel last month; hard to know what to make of him at the moment but yard's runners always respected here.

10/1

Form: 02-12P C

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won 2m maiden here at start of this season and was close second on handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in October; didn't get home after racing too freely on soft ground at Sandown last month but can fare better on the less testing surface here.

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8th

2

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

The Plimsoll Line

11st 12lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jeremy Scott

Chasing the last twice, being the last to finish on both occasions; hasn't been the easiest to predict over hurdles but he has placed form off higher marks.

7/1

4th

4

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 4

12:50 Wincanton

The Plimsoll Line

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

raced in third, struggling and lost position after 4 out, weakened after 3 out

12/1

12/1

Form: 214233 C

Last run: 203 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner in early part of season but not obviously well handicapped on hurdling form and has fitness to prove after 203-day absence; probably of greater interest when back over fences with this run under his belt.

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7th

5

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Fat Sam

11st 13lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

took keen hold, midfield

20/1

6th

4

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

17:10 Exeter

Fat Sam

11st 6lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Chris Down

Four-time chase winner on good ground and runner-up in that discipline three starts back; below par last time but that was after a fall and his final run over hurdles (in May) was positive.

7/1

5th

1

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Uttoxeter

Fat Sam

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Five-time chase winner on good ground; gave good account when second to next-time-out winner at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in June and is still on a good mark, but fell when last in action and the recent rain will not aid his cause.

9/4

Form: 234134 D

Last run: 209 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Looked back in prime form when winning by 18l at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) last summer but absent since a below-par effort in September and not the percentage call today.

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13th

7

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:05 Cheltenham

Buckos Boy

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Form figures of 112 since undergoing wind surgery, just repelling Thirtyfourstitches at Stratford (2m6f, good to soft) before being put in his place off this 4lb higher mark at Kelso (2m5f); that's probably a fair reflection of where he is right now; perhaps vulnerable.

12/1

2nd

5

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

17:50 Kelso

Buckos Boy

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

led narrowly or disputed lead, led overall after 3rd, good jump 3 out, keeping on after 2 out, headed before last, no match for winner

7/4

1st

4

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 3

18:30 Stratford

Buckos Boy

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

prominent, not fluent 7th, went second before last, ridden run-in, kept on well and led inside final 110yds

3/1

Form: -0PP3P

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in two of his three chases for Ben Pauling this year and has become hard to predict but his third at Southwell (2m, good to soft) in between was a fairly good effort and he now reverts to hurdling on a tempting mark; tongue-tie fitted; can't be ruled out.

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4th

2

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

The Grey Falco

11st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Thomas Cooper

prominent, pushed along when mistake 2 out

12/1

8th

2

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

The Grey Falco

12st 4lb

J: Mr R Sugrue

T: Thomas Cooper

Three time winner in Britain but no show whatever on his Irish debut at Tramore; others preferred.

25/1

Form: 1461P6 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Wide-margin winner of small-field seller (2m2f, good) for Mark Walford in the autumn but well beaten in two slow-ground handicaps for current stable; back on a quicker surface here but still has a lot to prove.

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5

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Floating Rock

11st 11lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

towards rear

25/1

6th

2

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Floating Rock

12st 0lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

Won 2m2f seller here in autumn 2022 but soundly beaten in four handicaps since joining current stable; untested beyond about 2m5f and has fitness to prove after 349-day absence; look elsewhere.

40/1

5th

11

8th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Floating Rock

11st 2lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

Beat two finishers in a Stratford seller for previous connections in October (2m2f, good) but not yet found his feet for new connections, including back on good ground at Warwick 11 days ago.

50/1

Form: 313-25 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Unexposed after only five hurdle runs and was very respectable second on belated seasonal/handicap debut at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) last month; below that form after racing too freely over 2m7f a fortnight later but, in the short term at least, today's drop back in trip looks the right move.

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5th

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

EverythingSontick

11st 9lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Lawney Hill

Two out of four over fences this season although fortunate last time as clear leader unseated rider at the last (3m1f, soft, Gerico Ville a close second); on the same mark; a possible.

9/2

4

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

16:05 Leicester

EverythingSontick

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Lawney Hill

Solid form when making a successful chase debut over C&D (good to soft); ran no sort of race here in January in first-time cheekpieces but the headgear was dispensed with at Plumpton (3m2f, soft) yesterday and he won that amateurs' handicap, albeit fortunate to do so after clear leader unseated at the last; has 7lb penalty if he turns out again one day later.

5/1

1st

3

26th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

EverythingSontick

12st 0lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Lawney Hill

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway before 11th

15/2

Form: 8-599P D

Last run: 75 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Began hurdling career with two wins in early 2022 but has become very disappointing this season; cheekpieces tried today; leap of faith required to support him.

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4th

8

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Doctor Parnassus

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Richard John O’Brien

Dual winner over hurdles for the Skeltons; two good efforts on the Flat and not disgraced in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Leopardstown; could have more to offer.

14/1

11th

9

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Doctor Parnassus

11st 11lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Richard John O’Brien

midfield

12/1

6th

1

(19)

4th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Doctor Parnassus

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

Fair performer for David O'Meara on the Flat before a spell over jumps; encouraging yard debut last week over insufficient 1m2f and well worth another go at this trip.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 27455F D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won on the Flat in February and was in contention before falling at third-last flight in valuable series final on recent hurdling return at Haydock; remains on a good mark in this sphere; must be considered.

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4th

5

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

14:45 Chepstow

Bashful Boy

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

held up in rear, weakened from 3 out, left in remote fourth last

20/1

10th

8

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

Bashful Boy

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Four-time hurdle winner; back on a good mark now but was unable to land a telling blow over C&D (good to soft) last month and would appeal more on better ground.

33/1

Form: 517P4P

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Last of four finishers in 2m Fakenham claimer for Olly Murphy last month and struggled when back in a handicap for recent stable debut (3m1f); drops back in trip here; not the obvious answer.

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9th

3

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Lets Have Another

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Signed off for Olly Murphy on a downer and he's failed to complete either run for current yard; tongue-tie added but he's readily opposed.

100/1

11

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Lets Have Another

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Last of four finishers in 2m Fakenham claimer for Olly Murphy last month and struggled when back in a handicap for recent stable debut (3m1f); drops back in trip here; not the obvious answer.

50/1

5

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Lets Have Another

11st 8lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Clare Hobson

Won twice over 2m4f in small fields at Market Rasen (good/good to soft) last year; similar form in a claiming hurdle one month ago but needs career best to take this; reverts to the cheekpieces he wore twice before blinkered on last two starts; has since changed hands and left Olly Murphy.

25/1

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Gardener

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Payout
Exacta £201.00
Straight Forecast £200.00
Tricast £1340.80
Trifecta £1387.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bashful Boy

LAMBOURN:

King Alexander

TOPSPEED:

The Plimsoll Line

The Guardian:

Gardener

The Star:

Maclaine

The Times:

King Alexander

The Sun:

King Alexander

Daily Record:

King Alexander

D Express:

Gardener

WEST COUNTRY:

The Plimsoll Line

Daily Mirror:

The Plimsoll Line

RP Ratings:

Bashful Boy

POSTDATA:

Bashful Boy

Telegraph:

Bashful Boy

Daily Mail:

Bashful Boy