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At The Races App Form Study Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 3m 0f 60y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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At The Races App Form Study Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

40/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 809

Last run: 163 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

No impact in 2m-2m1f novice hurdles, but this Irish point-winning half-brother to three 2m7f-plus scorers from the wider family of Marello has more in his favour here; tongue-tie added/has had wind surgery.

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3rd

4

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

Whataboutyeh

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

travelled strongly, raced in second, disputed lead 2 out, led narrowly 3f out, pushed along when headed under 2f out, soon lost position, weakened final 110yds

13/8

3rd

8

3rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:20 Southwell

Whataboutyeh

10st 3lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Rewarded heavy market support when winning over C&D (good to soft) on handicap debut in April and returns here after a comfortable chase win at Cartmel (3m1f, good) on Friday; probably still has more to come and commands respect.

6/4

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10/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 003

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Near-8l third at Wetherby latest (2m, soft) was a good step in the right direction; ought to find his level in handicaps, though whether it's over as far as 3m is moot; good ground shouldn't inconvenience.

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2nd

1

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:25 Southwell

Montmartin

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent

10/1

3rd

5

31st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Montmartin

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, pushed along and went second 3 out, not fluent 2 out, outpaced and no chance with winner run-in, lost second final strides

25/1

12th

13

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:00 Wincanton

Montmartin

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along after 3 out

25/1

100/30

  • Place: £3.40

Form: P869P1

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Derived full benefit from treatment for stomach ulcers to break his duck at Fontwell 24 days ago (2m6f, soft); still 18lb below his initial (chasing) mark despite a re-raise, and encouragement in the pedigree ahead of this return to a stayers' trip.

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2nd

2

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Royal Lake

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Won a 2m5f soft-ground handicap hurdle for Oliver Sherwood earlier this year and very nearly doubled his tally back at Fontwell on final appearance in May (3m2f); joined this yard for £22,000 and entitled to be involved.

5/2

2nd

2

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Royal Lake

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Won a 2m5f soft-ground handicap hurdle for Oliver Sherwood earlier this year and very nearly doubled his tally back at Fontwell on final appearance in May (3m2f); joined this yard for £22,000 and entitled to be involved.

5/2

2nd

6

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Royal Lake

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Oliver Sherwood

Off the mark over hurdles when winning going away here (2m5f, soft) last month; lost a shoe when third at Southwell (good to soft) since; up another 2lb and again in trip, so likely he'll need further improvement.

9/4

Form: 576546 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Can't attribute last month's 31l defeat by Tiny Tantrum on stable debut to the ground, being a multiple winner on soft and worse; down 3lb to another career-low mark, but not entirely persuasive even so.

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6

14th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:15 Plumpton

Perfect Man

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ryan Potter

Seven hurdle wins but none since December 2020 and has tumbled a long way; well beaten on last month's stable debut (favourite) but much better when fourth at Southwell 16 days ago (in these aids); Sean Bowen booked and this 12yo might still have another hurrah in him.

9/2

4th

9

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:25 Southwell

Perfect Man

10st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Ryan Potter

midfield

11/1

6th

8

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

16:02 Stratford

Perfect Man

10st 13lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

raced in last, nudged along from 5th, became detached before 2 out

8/1

Form: 27962 BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Defied by just a head on February's Doncaster handicap debut (2m3f, good), rallying once outpaced; 3lb higher mark doesn't look prohibitive next to his bumper best, and retains potential as a stayer.

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1st

9

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Cant Beat History

11st 1lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Suited by good/firmer; improver last autumn once switched to fences, latterly winning easily over C&D; respected off 9lb higher, assuming he returns from absence in the same form.

5/1

1st

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Cant Beat History

11st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Fair hurdler; 14l winner of an ordinary novice handicap chase off 5lb lower at Market Rasen in August (2m5f, good, six fences omitted) and fair run over 3m on same course last time; each-way chance.

13/2

4th

5

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:20 Market Rasen

Cant Beat History

11st 4lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Off the mark when scoring off a 7lb lower mark over 2m5f here on third chase start last month (good, ordinary race); badly hampered when unseating rider last time; seems to stay 3m; a possible.

7/2

Form: 70P584

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Very handily treated on previous winning form, and couldn't say he failed for stamina belatedly upped to a stayers' trip last time; wind operated on in the meantime, and certainly not without hope.

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13

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Just Call Me Al

10st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gillian Boanas

Proved he retains some ability when second at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) in December but this regressive veteran was safely held on his latest outing and is not the percentage call.

12/1

6th

9

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Just Call Me Al

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gillian Boanas

11yo who has been beaten on his last 16 starts and was inconsistent last year, but he was a good second at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last time and could be in the mix if backing up that performance.

13/2

Form: 6P0212 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Followed up last month's Huntingdon success with a short-head second stepped back up to 0-110 class over this C&D 16 days ago; back up another 3lb but good case so long as she's over those two fairly hard races.

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5th

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

Hillfinch

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Dual course winner, latterly off 3lb higher over C&D (soft) just under a year ago; out of form this season, though, and needs to turn a corner; wore cheekpieces the last twice; visor tried today.

14/1

10th

3

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Hillfinch

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Now back on same mark as for hard-fought win at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) last March but dropped out of contention very tamely on final two starts last year (cheekpieces added last time) and comes here with a point to prove.

12/1

5th

4

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Hillfinch

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Ended last season in good form, most notably when winning at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft); made a satisfactory reappearance last month but dropped out very quickly after making the running at Market Rasen on latest outing and needs to put that performance behind her; sports first-time cheekpieces.

8/1

Form: 99813P C

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Winner over 3m2f here in February when the cheekpieces first went on (good), and slow ground the likelier cause of his last-time flop than the effects of the headgear wearing off; place claims once again.

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1st

6

17th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

12:10 Southwell

The Skiffle King

10st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

First and third in good-ground handicap hurdles earlier this year before struggling under softer conditions; the ground is therefore a worry and he goes without the cheekpieces that were working well.

12/1

Form: 600852

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Have to hope the return to his previous hurdling best when second at Wincanton latest wasn't entirely owed to the drop back from 3m; could still jump a little more fluently, though the returning hood might help.

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2nd

7

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Robbers Bridge

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

After his Leicester second worked out so well he was sent off a warm order over 1m7f here a month ago (heavy) and rallied bravely to gain a deserved first success; the runner-up went one better at Uttoxeter on Saturday; respected off 6lb higher and he stays this far.

11/4

1st

12

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Robbers Bridge

10st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Placed in 6-16 hurdles starts from 2m-2m5f and on a variety of ground; posted a career-best effort (RPR 82) when collared close home at Leicester (1m7f, heavy) in January; up 2lb; has form here; player.

9/4

Form: 2PF034

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

0-24 and perhaps not entirely straightforward; has run slightly above her mark in 3m Wetherby events the last twice and won't fail for stamina, but surprising if nothing shows a more decisive turn of foot.

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0

12

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

12:45 Catterick

Storm Force One

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Peter Niven

Stays well and is on a dangerous mark but she ended last season with a heavy defeat at Southwell in April and that took her record to 0-25; others are more convincing.

25/1

10th

12

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:25 Southwell

Storm Force One

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Peter Niven

always behind

16/1

Form: 2037PU CD

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Course record of 123P includes the sole C&D score in this line-up, gained last May (good); still 9lb higher than for that, however, and well short of his best on the Flat the last twice.

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11

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Robeam

10st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Michael Mullineaux

The last of his two hurdle wins was in May 2022; twice ran fourth in the autumn but on faster ground and struggled last time on heavy; others preferred.

20/1

17

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Robeam

10st 5lb

J: James Turner

T: Michael Mullineaux

2-30 over hurdles, latest win in May 2022; has refound some form when twice fourth this autumn, with a lesser show 19 days ago coming on heavy going; looks vulnerable to some of his far less exposed rivals.

50/1

Form: P64273

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Close second in a 2m5f handicap chase here last May (good), and fared okay in debuted cheekpieces (retained) until stamina ran out back over hurdles last time; drop back from that day's 3m2f makes sense.

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8

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:25 Southwell

On The Bandwagon

10st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent

12/1

3rd

8

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

On The Bandwagon

10st 6lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

led

10/1

7th

6

1st Feb 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:00 Leicester

On The Bandwagon

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

0-13 under rules but he returned to chasing with a creditable second in C&D handicap in December; this is a deeper race but he's on the same mark as last time and could be a big factor if he can back that up; his best hurdle form came on slow ground but last run was on good to firm.

11/4

Form: P04

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

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1st

7

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Wide To West

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Yet to register a victory but has run well in these blinkers to be runner-up in handicap chases (around 3m) at Leicester and Southwell (also tongue tied) of late; big shout eased 1lb with the headgear again sported.

9/4

2nd

6

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Wide To West

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Creditable efforts on both completed starts this season (has pulled up twice), last time finishing second of three finishers at Leicester (2m6f, heavy, first-time blinkers) on second run after wind surgery; headgear retained; not without a chance despite being 2lb out of the handicap.

7/2

Form: -34646

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Beaten under 4l over C&D last September but hasn't built on that encouraging effort twice subsequently, and record stands at 0-23.

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0

8

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Cheers Delboy

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

took keen hold, midfield

14/1

4th

5

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

19:00 Market Rasen

Cheers Delboy

10st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Finished a clear second behind a dual subsequent winner at Warwick (2m4f, good) in May but he was back in the doldrums with a pulled-up effort at Newton Abbot last month; has something to prove again after that and he's now 0-28 under rules; first-time visor replaces blinkers.

14/1

Form: -PP3PP

Last run: 79 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

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0

12

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Worcester

Chain Smoker

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Placed once from 13 starts for this yard; well beaten over fences in latest three starts; 10lb out of the handicap on return to hurdles.

66/1

6th

11

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Worcester

Chain Smoker

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Placed once from 12 attempts for this stable; twice well beaten at Ffos Las recently; 10lb out of the handicap.

50/1

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Exacta £731.00
Straight Forecast £629.20
Tricast £4819.30
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Selections

POSTDATA:

Hillfinch

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Lake

WEST COUNTRY:

Montmartin

The Star:

Storm Force One

Daily Mail:

Montmartin

Daily Mirror:

Montmartin

The Times:

Hillfinch

The Sun:

Hillfinch

Daily Record:

Hillfinch

RP Ratings:

Royal Lake

Telegraph:

Royal Lake

The Guardian:

Royal Lake