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18:45 Fontwell

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Vickers.Bet Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 3m 1f 166y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Vickers.Bet Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: P6550- D

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Six-time hurdle winner at up to 3m1f; well below par on his last two starts but showed at both Ludlow in January and Newbury in February that he retains ability; handy mark and down in grade; not written off.

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2nd

2

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

19:55 Fontwell

Sirobbie

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

prominent, ridden after 3 out, went second but drifted left run-in, pressed winner towards finish, stayed on

11/4

1st

1

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Sirobbie

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

Six-time hurdle winner at up to 3m1f; well below par on his last two starts but showed at both Ludlow in January and Newbury in February that he retains ability; handy mark and down in grade; not written off.

5/1

11th

14

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Sirobbie

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Close third in this 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark so dangerous to entirely dismiss; that said, he was in much better form coming into last year's race.

16/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 69P13- C

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 1/213- D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner at Plumpton, at up to 3m4f, most recently last November; switched back to hurdles on only subsequent start, when finishing a tired third at Warwick (3m2f, soft) in March; drops 2lb and should be better suited by less testing ground; contender.

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3rd

3

12th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

17:00 Plumpton

Blade Runner

11st 5lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

disputed lead, led from 2nd, mistake 14th, not fluent 4 out, not fluent and headed 3 out

7/2

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Blade Runner

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Won two chases in the autumn (2m7f/3m1f) but was then pulled up three consecutive times; step back in the right direction when modest third at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) in February but needs to do better again here.

16/1

3rd

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Blade Runner

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Pulled up in the Welsh and Surrey Nationals the last twice; has form figures of 112111 over rules fences otherwise, the most recent success over 3m1f, and may rebound now dropped back in trip/grade; not written off.

8/1

Form: /2522- D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner up to 3m1f (all on soft); sold £13,000 prior to first run for yard at Huntingdon last month, when again plugging on for second (first-time cheekpieces); extra furlong probably positive; player.

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4th

3

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Lanspark

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Thorough stayer who has won four times over hurdles; has disappointed in two starts since scoring at Fontwell last December; back on a competitive mark but with a bit to prove.

12/1

6th

10

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Lanspark

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Returned to form with front-running win in small field at Fontwell (3m2f, soft) on Boxing Day; however, his recent profile has been patchy and he was pulled up at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) last month; this is competitive and a return to form is needed with a first-time visor replacing blinkers.

16/1

0

5

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Lanspark

11st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Robbie Llewellyn

led

7/2

Form: /8P46- D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle and chase winner at up to 3m2f, on good or slower; well below his old form in four starts over fences since well over a year off; looks best watched on his return to this discipline.

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5th

5

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Sandy Boy

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Dual hurdle and chase winner at up to 3m2f, on good or slower; well below his old form in four starts over fences since well over a year off; looks best watched on his return to this discipline.

16/1

6th

7

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Sandy Boy

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Quirky customer who was fairly useful in his prime but hasn't fired since returning from a long absence this year; arguably ran better than eventual 38l defeat suggests at Exeter a fortnight ago but others appeal more all the same.

20/1

4th

5

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

15:15 Exeter

Sandy Boy

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Quirky customer who was never going before pulling up at Chepstow (3m6f); that was his second quiet run since returning from a long absence and he might not be as good as he was.

16/1

Form: /57/6- C

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

His wins have come on good and faster ground; a 13yo now and well beaten on his recent return from an absence.

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4th

5

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

15:35 Newton Abbot

Itsaboutime

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Helen Nelmes

towards rear, jumped left 1st, jumped left 2nd, not fluent 4th

40/1

6th

7

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Itsaboutime

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Helen Nelmes

His wins have come on good and faster ground; a 13yo now and well beaten on his recent return from an absence.

50/1

6th

7

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

13:50 Newton Abbot

Itsaboutime

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Helen Nelmes

ran in snatches and jumped left on occasions, in rear, squeezed through on inner and rapid headway to lead before 5th, jumped badly left and headed 7th

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £115.00
Straight Forecast £113.30
Trifecta £303.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Blade Runner

POSTDATA:

Royal Lake

Telegraph:

Lanspark

RP RATINGS:

Sirobbie

WEST COUNTRY:

Sandy Boy

The Sun:

Royal Lake

The Star:

Royal Lake

The Times:

Blade Runner

D Express:

Blade Runner

Daily Record:

Blade Runner

The Guardian:

Lanspark

Daily Mirror:

Lanspark

TOPSPEED:

Sirobbie

Daily Mail:

Sirobbie