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Sun Trade Windows Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5819.65
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Sun Trade Windows Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4-045U D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Yet to hit top gear since returning from a long layoff this year but was unlucky to come to grief at Haydock three weeks ago and continues to lurk on a good mark; can't be ruled out.

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9th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Takeit Easy

11st 2lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

midfield

12/1

2

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Takeit Easy

11st 13lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Pam Sly

Took advantage of a reduced mark when scoring at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) last April and was a good third of 17 in the Swinton at Haydock the following month; returns after 314 days off but he remains well treated on his old form and has a decent strike-rate (5-18) in this sphere; in the mix on this drop back in grade.

12/1

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7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: -53172 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Beat subsequent Imperial Cup winner Iceo in good-quality Sandown handicap in January and posted another good effort when close second at Wetherby (also 2m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month; also suited by quicker ground; commands respect.

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8th

1

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 179y

Class 3

16:08 Wincanton

Hardy Du Seuil

12st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Went off only 12-1 when pulled up over fences in the Grand Annual last time; had a decent spell over hurdles at the start of last year when competitive off this sort of mark; 2m might be his best trip but certainly not dismissed lightly.

8/1

16

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Hardy Du Seuil

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Had a decent spell over hurdles at the start of last year and returned to fences to finish a creditable third on his 2m Sandown reappearance (soft) four weeks ago, keeping on well from the rear; the cheekpieces he wore at the end of last season are refitted; not discounted.

12/1

3rd

4

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Hardy Du Seuil

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Below form in the Imperial Cup here last March on his only start on heavy; had won over 2m here (soft) last January and was runner-up elsewhere twice last spring, all over hurdles but he was pretty useful over fences too the season before; not seen since April but has to be given a close look.

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 1510 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat-racer who is 2-4 over hurdles; found the Boodles 4yo handicap far too hot at last month's Cheltenham Festival but has his sights lowered here and enters calcuations.

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4th

7

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Shared

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

midfield

12/1

21

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Shared

10st 6lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

Three wins over 2m, the most recent at Chepstow (heavy) in October; shapes as if this longer distance is worth exploring but still has something to prove in strongly contested handicaps, having been well held in the Boodles here last year and the Imperial Cup at Sandown last Saturday.

66/1

9th

12

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Shared

11st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

This is more competitive than he's used to and he was only third of six at Newbury last Saturday; however, that was still a fair run from this 5yo following a 140-day break, and the form of his small-field handicap win at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in October reads well; each-way possibilities.

25/1

Form: 742136 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Didn't fire at Ffos Las three weeks ago and has a modest strike-rate for a horse of his ability, but battled well for C&D (good to soft) win in February and is only 1lb above that mark now.

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1st

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Zambezi Fix

12st 1lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won over fences here (2m, heavy) during the winter and was clear second over C&D (heavy) when switched back to hurdling in February; won't mind if the ground starts to dry out today and probably won't be far away.

7/1

3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Zambezi Fix

10st 10lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Opened his chase account at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in December; couple of second-place finishes at same venue since, latest returned to hurdles; generally consistent but loses points for having the worst strike-rate in this field; overall record is just 3-34.

3/1

2nd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Zambezi Fix

11st 10lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Runs this track well; won this last year off the very same mark and has been in good nick over fences, latterly going down narrowly here in a small field on heavy (off 5lb higher); thereabouts.

11/4

Form: 101PPP

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Displayed good turn of foot to win a shade cosily at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in December and is now only 1lb above that mark, but has been pulled up three consecutive times since and needs to get his career back on track.

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5th

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Southwell

Rathmacknee

11st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Danni O’Neill

Ex-Nicky Henderson 8yo who didn't run badly on last September's stable debut but he's been well beaten on both starts since and a return to form is needed on this return from a break.

40/1

8th

4

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

12:45 Ascot

Rathmacknee

11st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Danni O’Neill

Won twice (2m4f/2m3f on good, latest last December) but ended his time at Nicky Henderson's mostly out of form; back up from 2m/1m7f today but has not accomplished enough in his two runs for new yard to be persuasive.

50/1

Form: 1133/4 D

Last run: 329 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Dual novice winner on slow ground for Fergal O'Brien in 2021 but seen only once last year, when fourth of six on handicap debut last June; well worth a glance in the betting before today's stable debut but others have less to prove.

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5th

10

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Lunar Sovereign

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear

13/2

3rd

8

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

17:40 Chepstow

Lunar Sovereign

10st 12lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Very creditable fourth of 17 in major Haydock handicap last May (1m7f, good) on second start for Dan Skelton, and returned from 11-month break with fairly encouraging C&D run a fortnight ago; big player if that recent outing has brought him on.

5/1

Form: 11111P D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Returned from break with disappointing effort at Aintree festival a fortnight ago but the soft ground was probably not in his favour there; had previously won seven of his first eight handicaps (all on good/good to firm) and further progress is possible if conditions are in his favour here.

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2nd

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

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11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Keiran Burke

Back to form with neck second of five in novice handicap chase at Kempton (2m2f, good to soft) last month; also effective over 2m4f and on soft ground; there's a suspicion that latest performance (when he lost a shoe) represents strong form and this 7yo novice could be in the mix once more.

15/2

2

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Kempton

Soul Icon

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Keiran Burke

Better could have been expected in Grade 2 here (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; however, there was promise in his first two chase starts at Wincanton (1m7f, soft; in front when unseating two out) and here (2m, good to soft; third of four in Grade 2), and he remains of interest now back in a handicap.

9/2

Form: 23-FP9 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Became rather disappointing for Paul Nicholls last season and has struggled to get competitive for new stable this term, most recently when tailed off here (2m3f) on recent return to hurdling; revival needed.

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0

14

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:04 Wincanton

Atholl Street

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Five starts for this yard, failing to finish in two chases and tailed off in his three races back hurdling; way down the weights.

66/1

5th

6

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Newton Abbot

Atholl Street

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Four starts for this yard; failed to finish in two chases and twice tailed off back hurdling; tongue-strap returns.

50/1

8th

9

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Atholl Street

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Became rather disappointing for Paul Nicholls last season and has struggled to get competitive for new stable this term, most recently when tailed off here (2m3f) on recent return to hurdling; revival needed.

50/1

Form: -28110 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Promising novice who doubled his hurdling tally on handicap debut at Kempton (2m, soft) in January; weakened tamely after briefly looking dangerous in valuable event at Kelso (2m, good to soft) last month but is back in calmer waters here and still has potential.

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5

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Deere Mark

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Promising novice who doubled his hurdling tally on handicap debut at Kempton (2m, soft) in January; weakened tamely after briefly looking dangerous in valuable event at Kelso (2m, good to soft) last month but is back in calmer waters here and still has potential.

3/1

12th

13

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

13:50 Kelso

Deere Mark

10st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Sam Thomas

Good-ground bumper winner who scored at Hereford (2m, soft) in December on his third hurdle start and followed up on handicap debut at Kempton (2m, soft); today's assignment is much tougher but he travelled really well last time and could have plenty more left in the tank.

7/1

17

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Deere Mark

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

Seeking a hat-trick having won Hereford novice event and Kempton handicap (driven out) the last twice, both over 2m on soft going; bumper winner on good ground; gets into this better race off a low weight; generally progressive; interesting contender.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £241.00
Straight Forecast £202.50
Tricast £1156.40
Trifecta £1402.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Hardy Du Seuil

RP Ratings:

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SPOTLIGHT:

Deere Mark

D Express:

Lunar Sovereign

The Times:

Takeit Easy

The Star:

Deere Mark

WEST COUNTRY:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mirror:

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Daily Record:

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POSTDATA:

Hardy Du Seuil

LAMBOURN:

Hardy Du Seuil

The Guardian:

Hardy Du Seuil

Daily Mail:

Hardy Du Seuil

The Sun:

Hardy Du Seuil