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3A’s Leisure Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 7f 191y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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3A’s Leisure Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 03/32-

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in a Ballinrobe bumper nearly two years ago; placed, but finished remote, in novice/maiden hurdles for new yard back from absence; this level should prove more suitable.

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4th

7

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:55 Newton Abbot

Back Yourself

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

raced lazily at times, didn't jump with fluency, raced in fourth, jumped slightly left 3rd, went third before 10th, steadied 13th, lost third before 4 out

4/1

1st

6

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:45 Ffos Las

Back Yourself

11st 1lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Showed promise in a Ballinrobe bumper nearly two years ago; placed, but finished remote, in novice/maiden hurdles for new yard back from absence; this level should prove more suitable.

11/2

2nd

2

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Back Yourself

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Victor Dartnall

midfield

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 456-

Last run: 123 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Little to show for his three runs in 2m juvenile hurdles but has stamina in his pedigree and interesting to see whether there's any market support now going over further on his handicap debut.

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2nd

8

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Karavomylos

10st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Has won two of his last three and seemed to idle in the closing stages over C&D three weeks ago (second has won since); 4lb rise should be very manageable and, only a 4yo, there's scope for further progress.

11/4

1st

9

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

Karavomylos

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Improved form since switched to handicaps this season, including when rallying to prevail by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie, kept since) in June; fair third when 11-10 over C&D six weeks ago, which he needs to improve on in today's first-time headgear.

5/1

3rd

4

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Karavomylos

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Improved form since switched to handicaps this season, most recently when rallying gamely to prevail by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie) 23 days ago; drew clear with the runner-up there and is only 3lb higher here; won't mind if there's rain about; likely contender.

11/8

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 455-

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Not much to recommend him at first glance on what he's achieved in qualifying runs but his dam was quite a useful staying chaser in Ireland (never ran over hurdles) and there must be a chance he'll fare better off this modest mark now handicapping with more of a test of stamina.

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4th

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:50 Ffos Las

Mumbles

12st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Dual 2m3f winner on heavy ground this year, latterly at Fontwell this month; finished tired there and is effectively another 7lb higher here (raised 4lb, Conor Ring no longer claims 3lb) but further progress is possible.

11/4

1st

4

18th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:48 Fontwell

Mumbles

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

led, headed but prominent after 6th, not fluent 4 out, going best 3 out, soon led again, 4 lengths ahead when not fluent 2 out, ridden approaching last, idled and hung right run-in, kept on

9/4

Form: /7464-

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Four point wins; rather becalmed despite dropping in the weights this year but his latest fourth over C&D in March (heavy; first-time cheekpieces, retained) came in a better race than this; should have a say.

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7th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:30 Fontwell

Concrete King

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Has very mixed record this season but ran well and looked the likely winner for a long way before weakening into third over C&D (heavy; just behind Mister Murchan) last month; 2lb lower today; can't rule out.

6/1

3rd

3

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:18 Fontwell

Concrete King

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, prominent, challenging 4 out, led before 3 out, 2 lengths ahead when jinked left after 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened run-in

6/1

Form: 48334-

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Similar level of form in novice events at about 2m5f on soft and good ground but he found nothing on his handicap debut at Fontwell last month (2m5f, soft) which has to be a worry now up in trip.

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3rd

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Star Flyer

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Warren Greatrex

Won comfortably in the first-time cheekpieces at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) but he ran moderately off a 9lb higher mark next time when perhaps the headgear failed to help a second time; if it was just an off-day then he might bounce back.

11/2

4th

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Star Flyer

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, left in second 3rd

2/1

1st

3

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Star Flyer

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Lightly raced 7yo; improved form when close up in his first two handicap chases, at 2m4f (good to soft) and 3m (heavy); had an off-day at Catterick before Christmas though and now in first-time headgear.

10/1

Form: /8602-

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Looked the type to improve when switched to staying handicaps and so it proved over C&D in March (good) where he looked sure to win between the last two but ran green and was worried out of it; challenge may be delayed today and remains of interest; cheekpieces fitted.

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0

1

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Worcester

Hungry Hill

12st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, weakened before 2 out, jockey looked down to see if something was amiss run-in, soon pulled up

9/4

1st

6

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Hungry Hill

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

His breakthrough win at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) had been coming but he ran a modest latest race here when well behind Karavomylos and has to bounce back from that.

6/1

6th

3

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

Hungry Hill

11st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Runner-up in two of his first three handicaps before winning one at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) on latest outing, about to be challenged by Broomfields Cave when that rival fell at the last; up 5lb whereas Broomfields Cave has gone up 4lb; firmly in the mix.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 745P-

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Winning Irish pointer; fair fourth in the second of three 2m hurdle starts but was beaten and pulled up a long way out on handicap debut at Warwick in March (3m2f, soft); surely capable of better; cheekpieces fitted.

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3

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

16:15 Lingfield

Moodofthemoment

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Pulled up in first three handicaps last year (including chase debut in December) but got back on track in first-time blinkers at Leicester (2m4f, soft) last month, rallying for third; this 3m point winner could build on that latest run now back up in trip if the headgear maintains its effect.

5/1

Form: 0PP81- C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Had ups and downs over hurdles but she gave a fighting display when fending off the runner-up over 2m6f here two weeks ago (good to soft) and may now be on the right path; not dismissed off 3lb higher.

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6th

13

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Sadie Hill

10st 11lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Alastair Ralph

Showed best form since last May when third to a subsequent winner over C&D last month; quite interesting having been dropped another 2lb for is now 5lb lower than when winning at Ffos Las a year ago (2m6f, good to soft).

9/1

3rd

6

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Fakenham

Sadie Hill

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Alastair Ralph

3lb lower than when successful at Ffos Las (2m6f, good to soft) last April but has lost her way lately, failing to complete in two starts over fences in the autumn and running poorly back over hurdles at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in January; enough to prove.

25/1

Form: 6/P8P-

Last run: 87 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Minor form so far, including in three handicaps at up to 2m5f; first-time tongue-tie has a big job to do; 7lb out of the weights.

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0

11

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Champs Hill

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Minor form, including in four handicaps at up to 3m; tongue tied last time (May) and had wind surgery soon afterwards.

25/1

10

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:45 Ffos Las

Champs Hill

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Minor form so far, including in three handicaps at up to 2m5f; first-time tongue-tie has a big job to do; 7lb out of the weights.

33/1

12

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Champs Hill

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, ridden after 6th, soon dropped to last, pulled up before 7th

33/1

Form: /2U7P-

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Not achieved much in handicaps over hurdles and fences as yet and this looks no easier from 9lb out of the weights.

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5th

5

17th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Worcester

Tout Paris

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

0-12 under rules; 5l second in an Exeter novice (2m, good) in February; well below par on his last three starts; big improvement required.

66/1

11

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:45 Ffos Las

Tout Paris

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Lund

Not achieved much in handicaps over hurdles and fences as yet and this looks no easier from 9lb out of the weights.

50/1

7

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Tout Paris

11st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Ben Lund

in touch with leaders on outer, niggled along before 3rd, pushed along before 4th

20/1

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Non-runners

Groom De Cotte, Sadie Hill, Tout Paris

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Payout
Exacta £801.00
Straight Forecast £685.20
Tricast £5006.00
Trifecta £4482.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hungry Hill

RP RATINGS:

Sadie Hill

TOPSPEED:

Groom De Cotte

D Express:

Back Yourself

WEST COUNTRY:

Hungry Hill

Telegraph:

Hungry Hill

The Guardian:

Hungry Hill

Daily Mirror:

Hungry Hill

The Sun:

Hungry Hill

Daily Record:

Hungry Hill

POSTDATA:

Sadie Hill

The Times:

Sadie Hill

Daily Mail:

Sadie Hill

The Star:

Sadie Hill