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  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 70323P

Last run: 143 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Pulled up over 2m4f in December and not seen again since but was placed in three consecutive 2m handicaps beforehand (one over C&D) and has obvious each-way claims if back on song; had wind op in January; hood removed.

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4th

4

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

18:45 Uttoxeter

Well Done Dani

10st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders, outpaced after 3 out, went fourth when not fluent last, no impression

7/1

7th

6

3rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:45 Southwell

Well Done Dani

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent

3/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 44224- D

Last run: 501 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Very respectable fourth on stable debut at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) in December 2021 but not seen again since and entitled to benefit from today's outing.

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1st

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:08 Fontwell

Fort De LOcean

11st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Michael Roberts

No longer the force of old but returned from long absence with two pleasing efforts in the spring, more notably when second at Southwell (2m, good to soft) on first occasion; back from another three months off here but still considered.

4/1

4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Fort De LOcean

11st 10lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Michael Roberts

held up in rear

13/2

20/1

  • Place: £8.10

Form: 547644 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdle winner on good/good to soft; not firing on all cylinders this season but was respectable fourth at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) last month and his subsequent defeat on heavy ground can be excused; back on a sound surface here and worth a second look.

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1st

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:30 Sedgefield

For Three

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Four-time hurdle winner on good/good to soft; made the frame on all three starts for new stable in the autumn, and the form of his close second over C&D (soft) in November reads very well; back on a sound surface today and will be a danger to all if ready to roll after five-month break.

3/1

4th

7

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

For Three

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

On a 15-race losing run but he went close on last month's stable debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) and was a fair fourth there (2m1f, soft) last time; every chance he'll be thereabouts in this weak-looking race.

11/4

Form: 253805 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won two novice hurdles towards end of last season but has become rather disappointing in handicaps this term; took step back in right direction on latest outing but still has something to prove.

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4th

3

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

17:10 Newcastle

Red Vision

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Two novice wins last spring but has proved disappointing in handicaps; better signs in two most recent starts, the latest at Southwell, and can be considered if cheekpieces have a beneficial effect.

9/4

4th

5

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell

Red Vision

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Won two novice hurdles towards end of last season but has become rather disappointing in handicaps this term; took step back in right direction on latest outing but still has something to prove.

12/1

5th

3

1st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:10 Uttoxeter

Red Vision

11st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders on inner

16/1

Form: 432P2P BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Placed twice over hurdles at Hexham (2m, good) last June and was second to very progressive rival over fences in January; had excuse when pulled up last time (had overreach and was lame); no surprise if he features on today's return to hurdling.

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4th

8

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

18:42 Southwell

Chemical Warfare

10st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: David Pipe

Lost his way over hurdles and fences after winning a 2m good-ground chase last May for a different yard; had wind surgery ahead of this stable debut and could easily raise his game.

7/2

6th

5

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 214y

Class 5

19:40 Uttoxeter

Chemical Warfare

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tjade Collier

Off the mark when winning a Newcastle chase in May (2m, good) but went up 8lb for that and has fallen short off a lower mark back hurdling the last twice; bit to prove off this high a mark but still on the shortlist.

9/2

10

6th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell

Chemical Warfare

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Tjade Collier

Off the mark when winning a Newcastle chase in May (2m, good) but unable to take advantage of the same mark back hurdling at Hexham since; slightly higher in the weights from 1lb wrong, but thereabouts again.

7/2

Form: 3P39-

Last run: 502 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Unexposed after only four runs but finished well down the field on handicap debut here (2m4f, good to soft) in December 2021 and hasn't raced again since.

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11

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

She Has Notions

10st 4lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Hasn't had a lot of chances but he was well beaten on his recent chase debut over 2m at Hereford and no real reason to expect improvement for the return to 2m4f.

25/1

5th

12

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

She Has Notions

10st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

One of his better efforts when beaten about 13l in a handicap hurdle here most recently when partnered by Harry Atkins; however, he's inconsistent and this is his first time over fences.

33/1

5th

11

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

She Has Notions

10st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Ran respectably when 40-1 fifth at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in September but he's an inconsistent maiden and was pulled up at Stratford next time; 3lb out of the weights here and others are more convincing.

10/1

Form: 7454F4

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

0-9 over hurdles but was in contention for a place before final-flight fall at Wetherby (2m3f, good) in February and ran well for a long way when fourth of 16 (albeit well held in the end) here (2m4f, good) last month; should be okay over today's trip; could have a say.

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2nd

6

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Bushmill Boy

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Longstanding maiden (0-21); form has dipped since twice finishing third at Carlisle and Uttoxeter (both 2m4f) late last year; first-time tongue-tie accompanies regular cheekpieces in pursuit of the breakthrough; look elsewhere.

16/1

9th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Bushmill Boy

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Third twice in a row in the autumn and has each-way claims on that form, but this 10yo is now 0-20 having been below par the last twice and needs to raise his game this afternoon.

12/1

6th

14

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Bushmill Boy

11st 1lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: David Thompson

0-19 under rules; best efforts have been at around 2m4f and he's shown he can be competitive from around this mark; each-way player.

10/1

Form: -54008

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on some of last year's form for Philip Hobbs but hasn't shown a great deal for current stable (four runs) and is not the most obvious answer here.

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5

15th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell

Forever Des Long

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Claire Dyson

Very well handicapped on some of last year's hurdling form for Philip Hobbs but hasn't shown a great deal for current stable (five runs) and has quite a bit to prove on today's chasing debut.

33/1

8th

4

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell

Forever Des Long

11st 8lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Claire Dyson

Very well handicapped on some of last year's form for Philip Hobbs but hasn't shown a great deal for current stable (four runs) and is not the most obvious answer here.

33/1

8th

2

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:55 Taunton

Forever Des Long

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Claire Dyson

Defied a higher mark when with previous stable; holds poor claims on form for current yard, however, and first-time tongue-tie needs to prompt a major turnaround.

25/1

Form: 6-945P CD

Last run: 79 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D in 2021 but this regressive veteran has a modest 2-32 strike-rate under rules and was struggling from a fairly early stage here on latest outing in February; blinkers refitted today.

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8th

11

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Phoebus Lescribaa

10st 2lb

J: Miss Holly Flynn

T: Harriet Dickin

Both wins over shorter on good ground; not in great form earlier this year and fell in a chase on latest start two months ago.

33/1

8

21st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

15:35 Stratford

Phoebus Lescribaa

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Gained the latter of his two hurdling wins in June 2021 and has not contested a chase since the following September; well beaten on both appearances this year; new headgear tried today; 3lb out of the weights.

33/1

16

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:48 Ffos Las

Phoebus Lescribaa

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Harriet Dickin

Form: 0-7596

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on all three hurdling starts, most recently in very ordinary 2m4f Plumpton maiden this month; will need to improve to make a winning handicap debut but represents a top stable and today's switch to good ground might show him in a better light.

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4

20th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:35 Uttoxeter

Scarpered

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten on all four hurdling starts, most recently when dropped back to 2m (from 2m4f) for handicap debut three weeks ago; in good hands and can't be written off just yet but needs this jump up in trip to enable significant improvement.

12/1

10th

1

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell

Scarpered

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten on all three hurdling starts, most recently in very ordinary 2m4f Plumpton maiden this month; will need to improve to make a winning handicap debut but represents a top stable and today's switch to good ground might show him in a better light.

4/1

6th

8

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:23 Plumpton

Scarpered

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Nicky Henderson

In a top stable but beaten a distance or more in all his four runs, twice over hurdles (2m/2m4f); there was some promise behind the useful Pembroke at Ludlow in December and this is very weak.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3FF7U5

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Very much in contention before penultimate-flight fall at Huntingdon in February and didn't run badly when fifth at Exeter (also 2m, good) last month but is 0-13 over hurdles now and others appeal more.

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3rd

9

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Worcester

Mutual Respect

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

Came good over fences in three-runner race at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) in July and backed up that performance with good second behind revitalised opponent over C&D (good to soft) this month; good chance.

7/2

2nd

1

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:50 Worcester

Mutual Respect

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

Not easy to predict and he only beat two rivals in a 2m chase at Uttoxeter last time in July; went up 5lb for that and will need to be every bit as good again.

7/4

1st

5

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Mutual Respect

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

raced in last but in touch with leaders

5/1

Form: 68-547

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in Bangor novice in February, after a break, but displayed minor promise in two maidens there last May and is open to improvement in handicaps; hood refitted; market may point the way.

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0

4

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Dee Eire

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gary Hanmer

Began hurdling career with two reasonably encouraging runs at Bangor in spring 2022 but wasn't seen again until 53l defeat there in February; improvement required on today's handicap debut.

14/1

5

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Dee Eire

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Unplaced in all seven starts but showed ability when beaten around 20l in two maiden hurdles here last May; tailed off in February so faces a few questions on handicap debut; up in trip.

25/1

5

20th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Dee Eire

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Unplaced all seven starts but showed ability when beaten around 20l in two maiden hurdles here last May; tailed off in February so faces a few questions on handicap debut; up in trip.

14/1

Form: 3343

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful Flat-racer who has has made the frame on all four hurdling starts, most recently when third of seven on this month's handicap debut at Ludlow (2m, good to soft); can sometimes race a bit too freely but may yet have a bigger run in him.

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2nd

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Aristobulus

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

led narrowly, jumped right 4th, jumped right 5th, led clearly after 5th, hit 4 out, soon headed, mistake 3 out, soon no chance with winner

4/1

1st

6

28th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:40 Southwell

Aristobulus

10st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

made all, going best before 2 out, ridden and hung left approaching last, kept on well run-in, eased towards finish, comfortably

20/1

4th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:00 Huntingdon

Aristobulus

10st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

set good pace, pushed along after 3 out, headed before 2 out, pecked on landing 2 out, weakened run-in

12/1

Form: 83964

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Safely held on handicap debut in January but fared much better when fourth at Huntingdon (2m, good) in February, despite wasting energy by pulling hard in the early stages; can improve again if he learns to settle.

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8th

5

(7)

28th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:50 Kempton (AW)

Dance At Night

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

slowly into stride, in rear

10/1

9

6th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell

Dance At Night

10st 5lb

J: Mr Jamie Neild

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

AW Flat win at 7f and stamina is still a query over hurdles; pulled up over C&D in April (good to soft) and, while return to good ground will suit, some doubts persist about his staying power.

16/1

11

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell

Dance At Night

10st 13lb

J: Mr Jamie Neild

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Safely held on handicap debut in January but fared much better when fourth at Huntingdon (2m, good) in February, despite wasting energy by pulling hard in the early stages; can improve again if he learns to settle.

8/1

Form: P0655P

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Fair on the Flat in his prime; unplaced all six hurdling starts this season but today's return to decent ground ought to aid her cause and she's now 13lb below her opening mark; not ruled out.

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7th

11

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

14:45 Doncaster

Rhyme Scheme

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Peter Winks

Dual Flat winner in 2021 but little to cheer since, including eight starts over hurdles; well down the weights.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £822.00
Straight Forecast £748.80
Tricast £18938.40
Trifecta £21395.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Red Vision

WEST COUNTRY:

Dance At Night

SPOTLIGHT:

Aristobulus

The Times:

Dance At Night

D Express:

Dance At Night

The Star:

Dance At Night

The Guardian:

Aristobulus

The Sun:

Aristobulus

Daily Record:

Aristobulus

POSTDATA:

Red Vision

Telegraph:

Red Vision

Daily Mail:

Red Vision

Daily Mirror:

Red Vision