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Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 31- D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Fifth in three Irish points last year and finished a remote third of six on hurdles debut at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last month, but improved to win a maiden hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) last month (runner-up has since won on the Flat); more will be needed on handicap debut, but with the possibility of further improvement that is quite possible.

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2nd

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Double Click

10st 11lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Quirky customer who has a very mixed record this season, and ran in snatches before eventually keeping on strongly to score over C&D (soft) last month; 3lb rise ought to be manageable but he's not an easy one to predict.

11/2

1st

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:15 Chepstow

Double Click

12st 0lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Won back-to-back hurdles at Wincanton (1m7f maiden, good to soft) and Ffos Las (2m handicap, soft) last spring; returned to form when second in new cheekpieces at Leicester (heavy) but then never travelled at all at Lingfield; can't be sure what to expect but ability is respected.

10/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 9P21- D

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in both Irish points, despite falling at the last on both occasions; well beaten in a bumper and pulled up on hurdles debut last month, but much better when second of nine at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) nine days later and easily won a maiden hurdle on similar ground there 11 days ago; this looks tougher now handicapping, but he is very much on the up.

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7

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:40 Doncaster

Good Friday Fairy

11st 3lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Front-runner; has improved switched to chasing this term, winning twice but he had luck on his side in a big way when scoring at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in January; disappointing favourite at Chepstow eight days ago, which is the chief negative but he also has not proved himself beyond 2m4f (one attempt); 5lb claimer is recruited.

7/1

4th

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:33 Chepstow

Good Friday Fairy

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Clarke

led, 2 lengths ahead 5 out, faced challenge 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

3/1

1st

5

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Uttoxeter

Good Friday Fairy

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Clarke

Lightly raced 7yo who won a maiden hurdle last spring and is faring better over fences, the only one to finish at Fontwell in December; a promising winner had to work hard to get past him at Exeter since (2m3f, heavy); up 3lb but should have plenty going for him.

2/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 75P52-

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Has shown a bit of ability on a couple of occasions in five starts over hurdles, as when second of five over C&D (soft) last month (fourth has won since); down another 1lb and frame material.

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4th

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Taunton

Imperial Measure

11st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders

7/2

2nd

7

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Imperial Measure

11st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Won on heavy at Newton Abbot in September (2m1f) and two good runs followed, including a second over C&D; reportedly bled when a disappointing favourite last time; chance if back on song.

3/1

Form: 66774- D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Made a winning debut in a Warwick bumper (2m, heavy) at the end of 2021, but became disappointing over hurdles prior to a better effort when fourth of 11 at Fontwell (2m2f, good; second start since wind surgery) last month; down another 3lb and one for the shortlist if taking another step forward.

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5th

4

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Filanderer

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

took keen hold, didn't jump with fluency, prominent, led 2nd, headed 4th, mistake and pecked on landing 4 out, weakened and lost two places from last

100/30

2nd

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Filanderer

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

prominent, lost position and pushed along briefly 8th, not fluent 9th, ridden before 2 out, no impression when left in modest second last

2/1

2nd

6

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 4

12:50 Wincanton

Filanderer

10st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Hughie Morrison

led, headed 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

14/1

Form: 51334- D

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Has run with credit since beating 16 rivals at Doncaster (2m1f, good) in January; just 2lb higher than for that win, but he is fairly well exposed now and vulnerable to an improver.

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5th

14

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:48 Ffos Las

Half The Freedom

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Has run with credit since beating 16 rivals at Doncaster (2m1f, good) in January; just 2lb higher than for that win, but he is fairly well exposed now and vulnerable to an improver.

8/1

4th

5

1st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:10 Uttoxeter

Half The Freedom

10st 12lb

J: Sean O’Briain

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, nudged along 5th, dropped to rear and pushed along 6th

11/2

3rd

6

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Warwick

Half The Freedom

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

His form has been up and down and he was a soundly beaten third at Doncaster (2m, good) last month; however, prior to that he won a big-field handicap over that C&D (good) and was runner-up on soft ground earlier in the season; capable of a bold show if at his best.

7/1

Form: 349/

Last run: 452 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner on the Flat, but losing run under both codes now up to 16; unexposed over hurdles after just three attempts, but last month's return from 165 days off on the level didn't suggest a success was imminent (has won fresh).

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6th

6

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:48 Ffos Las

Menin Gate

11st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Three-time winner on the Flat, but losing run under both codes now up to 16; unexposed over hurdles after just three attempts, but last month's return from 165 days off on the level didn't suggest a success was imminent (has won fresh).

20/1

5th

5

(7)

15th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

14:05 Yarmouth

Menin Gate

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

2-5 on AW but he's 1-22 on turf in this sphere; on dangerous mark and conditions are no problem but he generally struggled last year and his last win was in October 2020; looks opposable back from 165 days off.

9/1

5th

8

(4)

1st Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

14:10 Southwell (AW)

Menin Gate

10st 8lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, led, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed and weakened over 1f out

11/1

Form: 11355- CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Four wins last year, the latest from 4lb lower over C&D in October; not threatened in two starts since returning in March, but could show more now back in a Class 5; may not want too much rain.

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6th

4

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Good Impression

11st 6lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Another good effort at Newton Abbot when last seen in September on heavy ground that's not ideal for him; dual course winner but, under these conditions and lacking a run, others appeal more.

9/2

2nd

4

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:55 Newton Abbot

Good Impression

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

prominent in chasing group, headway after 4th, briefly led before 2 out, kept on until no extra run-in

7/4

1st

8

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:27 Newton Abbot

Good Impression

10st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Five hurdle wins, the latest over C&D (good) off 3lb lower in June; ran well when third at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) five weeks ago and is still on a workable mark; no surprise if he features.

10/1

Form: 5P5-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

All three starts on soft ground; showed some ability on his debut over C&D and his saddle slipped at Taunton next time, but no obvious excuses at Newton Abbot (2m1f) last month; may show a bit more now making his handicap debut.

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9th

1

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:18 Uttoxeter

Call Me Arthur

11st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom Lacey

Left his first two handicap runs miles behind when going close in big field at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) in November; 3lb higher after a short break but he went down fighting last time and could have more to offer now things have clicked; key player.

9/4

Form: 40F/9-

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in three starts over hurdles in France and would probably have finished third of six at Lingfield (2m heavy) in February last year had he not fallen at the last, but not seen again until tailed off at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month; enough to prove.

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9th

9

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:48 Ffos Las

Tokyo Live

11st 8lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Showed ability in three starts over hurdles in France and would probably have finished third of six at Lingfield (2m heavy) in February last year had he not fallen at the last, but not seen again until tailed off at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month; enough to prove.

20/1

9th

2

6th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Tokyo Live

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Maiden; tailed off on British debut in January last year but was running well until falling the following month, on handicap debut; absent since but has the ability to figure if all's well after the break.

6/1

1

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield

Tokyo Live

12st 3lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Showed promise in two completions over 2m1f on soft/heavy in France; finished remote on Exeter's stiff track on British debut last month but he wasn't pressed when his chance had gone; can expect better with this sharper test now handicapping for yard in fine form.

7/2

Form: U5536- D BF

Last run: 101 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Newton Abbot bumper winner (2m1f, good) last September who showed some ability over hurdles in the autumn, but following wind surgery he proved disappointing on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) in January; returns from 101 days off in a first-time tongue-tie and can go well fresh, but he does have a bit to prove.

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1st

2

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

16:50 Perth

Bobby Socks

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Best efforts on good ground; bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles when readily accounting for an in-form rival at Southwell (2m4f, good) ten days ago and he escapes a penalty for that; has obvious claims.

4/5

1st

6

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell

Bobby Socks

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

midfield

5/1

4th

2

6th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell

Bobby Socks

11st 11lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Won good-ground bumper; up against it but not disgraced in C&D maiden in November (good) and good to soft ground may not have suited when a beaten favourite for handicap debut in January; remains of interest.

6/1

Form: 83/37-

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

1-20 with his win coming on the Flat on his second start as a 3yo; well held in five starts under both codes since joining this yard and although he makes his handicap hurdle debut at a modest level, he makes limited appeal; stable also runs Good Impression.

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3rd

2

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:50 Ludlow

Zuraig

11st 2lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

held up in rear, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on and went modest third run-in

20/1

9th

8

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Zuraig

11st 6lb

J: Jack Martin

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won a soft-ground Flat seller in May but was safely held when back over hurdles in June; returns from 161-day break; not the percentage call.

16/1

Form: 784-

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

2-23 on the Flat with his latest win coming for Joe Tuite last summer; best of three efforts over hurdles when fourth of 14 at Taunton (2m1f, good) last time (winner has gone in again twice since); returns from 11 weeks off having undergone wind surgery and looks interesting on his handicap hurdle debut.

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3rd

2

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Kings Castle

11st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Dual Flat winner; 0-6 over hurdles but returned from break with good C&D (good to soft) second in December and also ran well when fourth at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; each-way claims at least.

5/1

4th

7

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Kings Castle

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Dual Flat winner; 0-5 over hurdles but returned from five-month break with good second at Taunton (2m, good to soft) 12 days ago and could still have a bigger run in him in this sphere; respected.

6/1

Form: 77645-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Enthusiastic front-runner who hasn't got home over 2m3f at Chepstow the last twice (soft/good to soft) including on handicap debut last time; return to this trip looks a positive and interesting to see what effect the hood has.

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0

15

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Hes My Shadow

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Free-goer who ran big race from the front when fourth in C&D (soft) novice last March; safely held in both subsequent handicaps and has fitness to prove after 235-day absence but still worth a second look.

20/1

4th

2

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

20:55 Stratford

Hes My Shadow

11st 6lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Free-going front-runner perhaps not seen to best effect over Chepstow's 2m3f the last twice (soft/good to soft), the latest his handicap debut; return to this trip looks a positive and interesting to see what effect the hood has.

6/1

10

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:48 Ffos Las

Hes My Shadow

11st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Enthusiastic front-runner who hasn't got home over 2m3f at Chepstow the last twice (soft/good to soft) including on handicap debut last time; return to this trip looks a positive and interesting to see what effect the hood has.

12/1

Form: 565-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

2-7 on the Flat in France, but beaten wide margins in three starts over hurdles for this yard since March; 2lb out of the weights for this handicap debut and she needs to step up.

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5th

5

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Only Fools

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Came readily clear at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) and probably ran as well under a penalty at Hereford only to bump into a rejuvenated winner; up another 2lb but should give her running and be involved.

7/2

2nd

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Only Fools

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Nearly all handicap runs on good and good to soft but she was fine on heavy at Fontwell (2m3f) last week when a clear winner; appeared not to have too hard a race there and has a good chance under penalty (due the same rise in future) to make it three wins from her last five starts.

5/2

1st

4

18th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:18 Fontwell

Only Fools

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, led, not fluent 4th, headed but prominent 6th, pushed along when good jump and led again 2 out, not fluent last, ridden clear run-in, comfortably

7/2

Form: 945P9- D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

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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

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Payout
Exacta £215.00
Straight Forecast £252.70
Tricast £1318.10
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Selections

Telegraph:

Good Friday Fairy

Daily Mirror:

Double Click

RP RATINGS:

Filanderer

POSTDATA:

Half The Freedom

D Express:

Only Fools

The Guardian:

Good Friday Fairy

The Star:

Double Click

Daily Record:

Double Click

Daily Mail:

Filanderer

WEST COUNTRY:

Half The Freedom