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Andrew Roy Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Andrew Roy Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.70
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 25-327

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Started his hurdling career with two promising placed efforts (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft) but he was tailed off on his handicap debut over C&D (11-2) last month; still has potential but this is a recovery mission after that last run.

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3rd

8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Warwick

Bertie Blue

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Well beaten on handicap debut in March but bounced back quickly to beat very progressive rival by 7l at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) last month; 8lb higher in a stronger race but open to further improvement.

6/1

1st

4

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell

Bertie Blue

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Started his hurdling career with two promising placed efforts (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft) but he was tailed off on his handicap debut over C&D (11-2) last month; still has potential but this is a recovery mission after that last run.

9/1

7th

6

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Bertie Blue

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

towards rear, mistake 1st

9/2

Form: 700111 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Major improver who made it 3-3 in handicaps when forging clear over C&D (good to soft) last month; up another 10lb but this return to forecast quicker ground is no problem and this scopey gelding could continue on the upgrade; big player again.

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4th

8

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

White Rhino

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Has come a long way this season and was tackling 3m for the first time when a clearcut winner at Cheltenham (soft) on his penultimate run; this 6lb higher mark seemed to anchor him at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) but again he ran well; solid.

7/1

26

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

White Rhino

10st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Reserve; has a cracking record in handicaps, starting off at a very low level and winning five last February-December, last time making light of the step up to 3m at Cheltenham (soft); also won on good to soft and heavy; improvement finally came to an end in January at Huntingdon but that was a creditable effort and a resumption of progress would be no surprise; player.

12/1

3rd

5

25th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:45 Huntingdon

White Rhino

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Has a cracking record in handicaps, starting off at a very low level but improving with every start and he made light of the step up to 3m when winning at Cheltenham (soft) in December; up a further 6lb but the future still looks bright.

3/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 554242

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Point winner who has reached the frame in the last four of his six hurdle runs, most recently when a clear second behind an odds-on rival at Market Rasen (2m4f maiden) last month; needs to find something extra off this opening mark but he's still unexposed and yard is in good form.

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1st

9

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:10 Chepstow

Sageburg County

10st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Warren Greatrex

Overall record is very mixed but it was a good run last time at Ascot in a competitive 2m5f handicap (good; second run in a tongue-tie); hasn't always followed one respectable effort with another but he's seriously considered.

11/2

3rd

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Sageburg County

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

2-5 over fences, the latter win gained in four-runner race on heavy ground in November, but his record is very mixed; no match for easy winner when second of four last month and may find today's conditions too lively; others preferred.

11/1

OUR TIP

Form: 05-948

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden who was tailed off at Southwell (2m, good) last time but he was a promising fourth in maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) on his penultimate run, where he was given a ride that attracted the attention of the stewards; returns from five months off but he still has potential for top yard and looks interesting back up in trip on his handicap debut.

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1st

4

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

15:50 Stratford

Doyouknowwhatimean

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

travelled strongly

5/4

1st

5

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Lingfield

Doyouknowwhatimean

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

0-12 but some fair efforts switched to fences this season, most recently 9l third when dropped to 2m at Ffos Las (heavy); another 2lb lower today and could be involved.

13/2

Form: 1/60P3 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) in April 2021 but he's not matched that form in just four runs since; drops back in trip but he got outpaced when switched back to hurdling at Market Rasen (2m7f) last time and others are more convincing; stablemate of Fletch.

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9

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Ripper Roo

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: R W Varnham

Odds-on winner of a small-field point two weeks ago but that's no advertisement for his prospects here; lacks course form and likely to be outclassed.

66/1

5th

7

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell

Ripper Roo

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Won a maiden hurdle at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) in April 2021 but he's not matched that form in just four runs since; drops back in trip but he got outpaced when switched back to hurdling at Market Rasen (2m7f) last time and others are more convincing; stablemate of Fletch.

16/1

3rd

5

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:25 Market Rasen

Ripper Roo

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Won a maiden hurdle here in April 2021 (2m4f, good); moderate efforts over fences this term after 588 days off; wore a tongue-tie and cheekpieces when pulled up last time, but wears neither here; best watched back over hurdles.

8/1

Form: U76856

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Fair on the Flat in her prime but unplaced in all six hurdle runs including two handicaps (2m1f/2m) this spring; has plenty to prove at this new trip and she's 7lb out of the weights.

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14th

17

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Rainbow Jet

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

Sole win came on Flat in 2021; holds weak claims on hurdles form and latest defeat took record in this sphere to 0-10; opposed.

33/1

7th

8

26th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

15:20 Uttoxeter

Rainbow Jet

10st 5lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

prominent, led 3rd, headed 3 out, soon weakened

20/1

Form: 8F1416

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Signed off in the autumn with front-running win under Harry Atkins at Exeter (extended 2m2f, good to firm); couldn't hang in there on slow ground at Ludlow on his recent return but he may have needed that run and could resume his progress now back up in trip; in the mix.

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8th

4

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Herecomeshogan

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Dropped a long way down the weights last year but arrested his decline with good run in defeat at Hereford (2m, good; first-time visor) three weeks ago and has obvious claims here if in similar form again.

8/1

2nd

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

Herecomeshogan

10st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Well handicapped on his winning form as a hurdler; signs of a return to form when beaten 14l despite a bad mistake over C&D last time and now goes in a visor.

16/1

6th

5

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Herecomeshogan

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Martin Keighley

Now 12lb lower than when winning from the front over hurdles last autumn but hasn't really fired this year; beaten about 38l in C&D chase (good) this month; first-time tongue-tie needs to aid his finishing effort.

12/1

Form: 62314/

Last run: 736 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won Uttoxeter novice (2m, heavy) in February 2021 and was fair fourth in Perth handicap (2m4f, good) two months later but he's been on the sidelines since; still unexposed but he has something to prove after two years off.

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8

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Newton Abbot

Fletch

10st 13lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Well beaten at Southwell last month on his return from two years off; that leaves him with plenty to prove but possibly worth noting in the betting as he had some fair novice form; stable also runs Swinging London.

14/1

8th

5

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell

Fletch

11st 11lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Olly Murphy

Won Uttoxeter novice (2m, heavy) in February 2021 and was fair fourth in Perth handicap (2m4f, good) two months later but he's been on the sidelines since; still unexposed but he has something to prove after two years off.

14/1

Form: 82F

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Mixed results in three hurdle runs since December but he showed some promise when runner-up behind a hotpot at Huntingdon (2m, good) on his second start; fell at Exeter last time but he now goes handicapping at this new trip and is one to keep an eye on.

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9th

7

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Inchester DAmsyl

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Encouraging fifth at Exeter two runs ago (2m5f handicap, soft) and the cheekpieces are added after faring less well at Southwell; comes with risks but has a competitive show in him.

8/1

5th

5

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell

Inchester DAmsyl

11st 8lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, not fluent 8th

9/1

17

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Inchester DAmsyl

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Soundly beaten in first two handicaps but, following a break, last month's fifth of 15 at Exeter (2m5f, soft) was more encouraging; has a fighting chance here if that run has brought him on.

16/1

Form: 45-496

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who looked quite promising in bumpers last season; well held at 18-1 or bigger in three hurdles runs (2m/2m4f) this winter but he's had wind surgery and it wouldn't be a surprise if he showed a lot more on this handicap debut; yard also runs Doyouknowwhatimean.

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5th

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Steal My Sunshine

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

10/1

8th

2

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Warwick

Steal My Sunshine

11st 13lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Dual 2m4f hurdle winner when cheekpieces were added last year, latterly off today's mark; seems to have lost his way since, though, and was pulled up on this month's chasing debut; needs to get back on track.

8/1

Form: 5101P- CD

Last run: 388 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m4f winner (including over C&D) in blinkers for Sarah Humphrey last season; changed hands for £8,000 after a disappointing run last spring and today's stable debut comes after a 388-day layoff; market may point the way.

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4

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Irish Sovereign

11st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Well beaten at Southwell last month, on stable debut after a year off; both wins at 2m4f and this will be his first hurdle effort at 2m.

12/1

11th

13

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell

Irish Sovereign

10st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Dual 2m4f winner (including over C&D) in blinkers for Sarah Humphrey last season; changed hands for £8,000 after a disappointing run last spring and today's stable debut comes after a 388-day layoff; market may point the way.

25/1

15

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Irish Sovereign

10st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Dual 2m4f winner in blinkers for Sarah Humphrey last season; changed hands for £8,000 after a disappointing run last spring and today's stable debut comes after a 382-day layoff; market may point the way.

16/1

Form: 1500/

Last run: 754 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Flat (1m5f, good) and hurdle winner (2m, good) in Ireland; well treated on his old hurdle form but he's not seen much action in recent years and failed to beat a rival at Southwell (1m4f, AW) on his stable debut last month; looks opposable back in this sphere.

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9th

5

(8)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

With A Start

9st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Peter Winks

towards rear

50/1

0

4

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

With A Start

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Peter Winks

Two modest chasing efforts and 26lb out of the handicap.

66/1

Form: 20-266

Last run: 116 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Has not yet lived up to his AW bumper form last winter; no match for an easy winner when runner-up at Stratford (2m, good) on the first of his three hurdle races; upped in trip for this handicap debut and the wind operation at turn of the year may also be important.

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0

2

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

13:40 Market Rasen

Swapped

12st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Completed a hat-trick with win at Southwell (3m2f, good) in September on debut for this yard; good second there (3m, good to soft) next time; pulled up at Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) 19 days ago but that was an attritional race and it will be no surprise if he bounces back in these calmer waters.

12/1

0

14

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Swapped

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Completed hat-trick with wide-margin success at Southwell (3m2f, good) on last month's stable debut and ran well in defeat over 3m there 25 days ago but is upped significantly in grade today; usually ridden positively.

33/1

Form: 71024R CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

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5th

4

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:22 Perth

Miss Wachit

10st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Ruth Jefferson

Not the most straightforward (refused to race at Southwell in June); fair effort when fourth at Market Rasen last time (2m2f, good to soft; first run after wind surgery); should fare even better back over 3m.

8/1

Form: 752

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Minor triple Flat winner at up to 2m but he's struggled since switched to hurdling this spring and was a remote second in a match at Fakenham (2m4f, good to soft) last time; now makes his handicap hurdle debut but he needs a transformation; 2lb out of weights.

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9th

10

(8)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Overstate

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Dual AW winner, latest success over 2m in February 2023; poor form over hurdles subsequently last year and showed very little when returned to the Flat at Kempton 121 days ago.

40/1

10th

2

(10)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Overstate

10st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

First two wins over 1m4f (turf) and 1m2f (Polytrack) but found stamina reserves when upped to 2m over C&D on latest Flat start for previous trainer in February; poor hurdles form since but may have more to come at this trip back with former yard if jumping experience hasn't soured him.

9/2

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Non-runners

Heros, Swapped, Miss Wachit

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Payout
Exacta £245.00
Straight Forecast £137.50
Tricast £680.90
Trifecta £1199.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

White Rhino

LAMBOURN:

Sageburg County

RP Ratings:

Bertie Blue

TOPSPEED:

Heros

Daily Mirror:

Swapped

The Times:

White Rhino

Daily Mail:

White Rhino

D Express:

White Rhino

The Sun:

White Rhino

The Star:

White Rhino

Daily Record:

White Rhino

The Guardian:

Sageburg County

Telegraph:

Bertie Blue

POSTDATA:

Heros