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RBC Brewin Dolphin Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 4f 189y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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RBC Brewin Dolphin Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £4.30

Form: 09825-

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

0-8 and ran moderately last time, but her previous second in a 2m4f mares' handicap at Newcastle (heavy) would bring her into it, provided she's as effective on this ground; cheekpieces are a first; 5lb wrong.

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1st

12

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Farne Island

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Adam Nicol

in rear

12/1

5th

11

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle

Farne Island

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

took keen hold, prominent on outer

11/1

2nd

6

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle

Farne Island

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Adam Nicol

Down the field at big odds in both handicaps, more recently over C&D (heavy) 11 days ago when 66-1, and she's hard to fancy.

25/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 6F6P7- D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner but 0-8 since changing yards and lacked consistency last season.

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6th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Jimmy Rabbitte

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Hasn't won since 2019; on a fair mark now but has a bit to make up with Master Breffni on recent Carlisle form (2m3f, soft).

10/1

5th

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Jimmy Rabbitte

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Stuck on a lengthy losing run but hasn't been far away in any of his last four races (2m4f-3m); however, goodish ground is ideal and softer looks troublesome.

12/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 38033-

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Competitive in bumpers and was an 8l third of nine on his handicap debut at Ayr (2m, soft); heavy ground perhaps counted against him when racing freely on his first try over this far last time (beaten 15l); respected.

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11th

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has made excellent progress since the autumn, winning three times over C&D (good to soft-soft) and once at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft); held on only by a short head from Forged Well here last month and is another 4lb higher today but might still be on the upgrade.

13/2

1st

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Dual C&D scorer before Christmas who posted another very good effort here when second of eight over 2m6f 23 days ago; up 3lb but he ought to be in the shake-up once more.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4635-

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Ex-Gordon Elliott, for whom he ran in hunter chases; making his handicap debut when beaten just under 10l at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) and that was in a higher grade; respected.

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4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:45 Cartmel

Wearelongterm

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Irish point winner; early days as a hurdler and two satisfactory races in handicaps, most recently when fourth at Kelso; trainer does well here and with the prospect of further improvement, this 6yo is shortlisted.

6/1

4th

1

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Wearelongterm

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

midfield on inner

9/1

5th

10

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Wearelongterm

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

Fourth in a hunter chase on his final run for Gordon Elliott; had two visits to Carlisle for this yard, running better the second time when beaten 12l into third in a five-runner novice (2m3f, heavy); still lightly raced and could improve for going into handicaps.

10/1

Form: 44/06-

Last run: 90 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Some ability in bumpers but modest so far over hurdles and was 66-1 when a remote sixth on her handicap debut; reportedly bled then and has a lot to prove.

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5th

10

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Melvich Bay

10st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Reasonably consistent, but remains a maiden (0-15); spent force in first-time cheekpieces (retained) when badly hampered and unseating her rider at the final flight at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) last time; has work to do with This Is Bob and Raffles Wonder.

6/1

9

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Melvich Bay

10st 7lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Danny Brooke

Remains a maiden after 14 starts but she's posted fair performances when third over hurdles/fences the last twice (2m1f/1m7f, soft) and might not be far away in first-time cheekpieces.

4/1

3rd

5

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:35 Catterick

Melvich Bay

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Still a maiden but has been consistent over hurdles this season, most recently third at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft); first win is possible, provided she takes well to fences.

6/1

Form: 55892-

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Best effort for a long time when narrowly beaten at Carlisle last month (2m3f, good to soft; tongue-strap back on, retained); that took his record over hurdles to 0-21 but still one of the better options.

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6th

2

(8)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Balranald

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Alison Hamilton

ducked right start, slowly into stride, raced wide, towards rear

20/1

5th

6

(6)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Balranald

9st 4lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Alison Hamilton

Hurdle/chase winner who's struggled in two runs back on the Flat; the handicapper is easing off quickly but he's still hard to recommend.

33/1

7th

2

(6)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Balranald

9st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Alison Hamilton

AW winner in France as a 3yo, but best known as a hurdler/chaser these days albeit just 2-34 in that sphere; beaten a long way in an amateur riders' event at Newcastle (1m2f, Tapeta) three weeks ago and easy enough to swerve.

40/1

Form: 262/P-

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

So very nearly off the mark at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) in January of last year but was returning from a long absence when pulled up last month; even if better for that run she ideally wants further.

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1st

3

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:48 Perth

Baby Jane

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Gillian Boanas

The second of her recent Uttoxeter wins (2m7f, good; good to soft) was harder work but the runner-up was in form and they came clear; looks a big player off 5lb higher.

2/1

1st

3

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

20:40 Uttoxeter

Baby Jane

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Gillian Boanas

in touch with leaders, sprawled on landing 3rd, lost ground after 5th

3/1

1st

10

28th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:05 Uttoxeter

Baby Jane

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Gillian Boanas

towards rear

14/1

Form: 7P40-

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Didn't show much when trained in Ireland and the same story so far for this yard; wind surgery and the addition of cheekpieces may help.

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1st

9

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:05 Market Rasen

Prospect House

10st 4lb

J: William Maggs

T: Peter Niven

travelled strongly, midfield, headway after 7th, prominent 3 out, led approaching last, kept on well, pushed out

8/1

0

6

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

18:48 Hexham

Prospect House

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Peter Niven

Maiden; twice runner-up over hurdles at Market Rasen this season, most recently in a field of 14; that offers hope if he can transfer that form over fences on chasing debut.

4/1

2nd

14

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

20:00 Market Rasen

Prospect House

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Peter Niven

Not gone on from his second place here from out of the weights in May (about 2m1f, good), and 6lb behind Pateen at Perth latest; may appreciate this intermediate trip having not seen out 2m5f four runs ago.

20/1

Form: /8P43-

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 2lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Likes Catterick and was placed again there in February when beaten 11l; a 14yo now and not surprisingly finds it hard to get his head in front.

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1st

9

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

13:45 Hexham

Snowed In

10st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Lizzie Quinlan

led

20/1

9th

11

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Snowed In

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

led

16/1

3rd

10

28th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Snowed In

10st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Lizzie Quinlan

prominent

33/1

Form: 1P2PP-

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Hard to predict and pulled up the last twice, but three of his four previous efforts were encouraging (from 2m4f to 3m); big run in him if on a going day.

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10th

4

(8)

4th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:10 Musselburgh

Red Missile

10st 12lb

J: Mr J J Murphy-Knight

T: Lucinda Russell

slowly into stride, midfield, pushed out over 5f out, weakened over 2f out

20/1

8th

6

(4)

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 5

19:30 Musselburgh

Red Missile

9st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Lucinda Russell

Won over hurdles here (2m4f, soft) in January but was pulled up in three consecutive runs this spring and he struggled again when returned to the Flat at Ayr (1m7f, good to firm) last month; lots to prove.

20/1

Form: 53733-

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced maiden; seemed to run quite well when third at Doncaster (2m3f, good; first-time tongue-tie) but they went no pace and she might be flattered; still needs respecting and had wind surgery since then.

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0

9

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Game Beaaa

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

took keen hold, held up in rear

10/1

5th

7

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:40 Market Rasen

Game Beaaa

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

Came good over hurdles at 12th attempt, with quite stylish C&D (good) win from off the pace last month; not seen to quite the same effect when fourth at Kelso recently but the return to this track is an obvious plus.

9/2

4th

6

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

15:30 Kelso

Game Beaaa

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

held up in last

5/2

Form: 09600-

Last run: 102 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Didn't look well treated for his handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) and, at odds of 40-1, he finished tailed off.

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0

10

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Out For The Count

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Jennie Candlish

Modest maiden hurdler; unseated rider at first fence on chasing debut in September and was tailed off when fourth at Huntingdon (2m7f) last month; needs this sharp drop back in trip to show him in a much better light; 1lb wrong.

25/1

4th

8

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:20 Huntingdon

Out For The Count

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Jennie Candlish

Modest maiden hurdler who unseated rider at first fence when 33-1 for last month's chasing debut; not the most obvious answer.

20/1

0

9

19th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Out For The Count

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear, not fluent and unseated 1st

12/1

Form: /68P9-

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Hard to make any form claims and especially with him 7lb out of the weights.

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0

12

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

16:36 Cartmel

Big Arthur

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

led

50/1

13

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Big Arthur

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

midfield on outer

66/1

9th

11

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:13 Perth

Big Arthur

10st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Lacks worthwhile form, albeit after just one handicap (pulled up over 2m4f on heavy last time); hooded last three starts but not today; while this drop back in trip will surely help, he's hard to fancy.

66/1

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Exacta £1454.00
Straight Forecast £864.10
Tricast £2257.40
Trifecta £7973.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Eloi Du Puy

SPOTLIGHT:

Wearelongterm

Daily Mirror:

Game Beaaa

The Star:

Farne Island

RP RATINGS:

Red Missile

Telegraph:

Balranald

The Guardian:

Snowed In

Daily Mail:

Wearelongterm

The Times:

Eloi Du Puy

D Express:

Eloi Du Puy

The Sun:

Eloi Du Puy

Daily Record:

Eloi Du Puy