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BDN Construction Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 139y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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BDN Construction Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 38692-

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Form trailed off sharply last winter, but recent Plumpton second (2m4.5f, good), when denied only close home, got him back on track; 3lb higher mark still compares well next to his bumper/novice hurdles best.

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4th

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Proper Twelve

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Winning hurdler who was runner-up in his first two chases at about 2m3f (beaten 20l and just under 4l) before his early fall at Taunton when stepped up to 2m7f; there could be improvement lurking over this far; off since November.

2/1

0

8

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Proper Twelve

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

No match for easy winner when second of four on last month's chasing debut but probably bettered that performance when second at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) 24 days ago; contender if suited by today's longer trip.

6/1

2nd

1

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

13:37 Plumpton

Proper Twelve

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Off the mark over hurdles with clearcut success at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in May; no match for easy winner when second of four on last month's chasing debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) but positives can be drawn from that performance and he's 3lb lower now.

5/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: P3735- CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Currently 7lb under the lowest mark he's ever defied, over this C&D in June 2021, and fair effort back here again two starts ago; as many bad days as good nowadays, though, including last time out.

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6th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:25 Market Rasen

Black Lightning

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Strike-rate of 3-41 and has struggled since finishing fourth here last summer; not the percentage call.

66/1

11

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Black Lightning

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

11yo who is on a long losing run and hasn't been at his best on his last few starts; however, when a well-beaten second of three at Leicester in November last time out he bumped into a highly progressive winner, and an each-way case can be made on form as recent as last July.

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 37/43-

Last run: 340 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Hasn't reproduced her best bumper form over hurdles, albeit it's still early days for her as a handicapper, and whilst not seeing out today's trip last summer plenty in her pedigree suggests she may yet.

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2nd

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:00 Market Rasen

Pollypockett

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

C&D winner in June off 8lb lower and hasn't been far away in her three subsequent runs (all on good); thereabouts if a layoff doesn't hold her back.

7/2

3rd

9

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Pollypockett

10st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Won only narrowly at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) in June and has just come up short since then; mark continues to edge up and one or two others might be better in.

9/2

2nd

7

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

20:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Pollypockett

10st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Narrow Market Rasen winner (2m4f, good) who just missed out in her follow-up bid at Worcester when denied by a hat-trick seeker; further 3lb rise is no help but should give her running.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 733- BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Better with each successive racecourse outing, so an already competitive-looking initial mark may underestimate her; out of a 2m4f winner but didn't hit the line hard when third in a mares' maiden over 4f shorter here last time (good to soft).

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5

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:25 Leicester

Bushtucker Park

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Had been in good form without winning in handicaps until pulled up at Bangor (23f) in December; he needs to get back on track.

10/1

0

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

14:56 Bangor-on-Dee

Bushtucker Park

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Ended up with plenty to do and was hampered late on at Warwick last time; previous fourth at Market Rasen reads quite well in the context of this race; this longer trip should be in her favour; more solid than some.

5/2

Form: U3552- C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Two legs of last summer's hat-trick were recorded over 2m3f here (good), and last time's second from out of the weights in a series final at Musselburgh (effectively a 0-120) was better form still; player.

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2nd

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:25 Market Rasen

Misty Mani

10st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Peter Niven

Three-time hurdle winner on good ground and ran an encouraging race on soft last time at Catterick (2m3f); interesting off this low a mark.

10/1

4th

10

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Misty Mani

10st 4lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: Peter Niven

Three-time hurdle winner on good ground; kept on for third over C&D (good to soft) in December and a subsequent lesser effort on soft ground is not viewed harshly but her chance may depend on drying conditions.

14/1

5th

7

24th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Misty Mani

10st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Peter Niven

raced in last, pushed along after 3 out, soon no impression

5/1

Form: F34P3-

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Slight easing despite running to his mark when third at Carlisle last time (2m1f, good to soft) facilitates this first ever drop into a 0-100; jumped poorly on one previous C&D outing last autumn, however.

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8th

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Allbetsoff

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Last year's three wins were on good or good to soft at about 2m; seemed to see out the 2m4f fine here two weeks ago when just behind Pozo Emery; that was after quite a break so he might be sharper this time.

7/1

4th

11

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Allbetsoff

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Won three 2m hurdle races last year (one here) but the latest was in plating company and he was below form on latest outing in November; not sure to be suited by this move back up in trip; others preferred.

16/1

16/1

Form: P/07P-

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Right back to form with a close second at 80-1 in a Kempton Polytrack handicap latest (2m); six years since his sole hurdles score, however, and most recent form figures in this discipline make for grim reading.

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7th

14

12th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Argus

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Right back to form with a close second at 80-1 in a Kempton Polytrack handicap latest (2m); six years since his sole hurdles score, however, and most recent form figures in this discipline make for grim reading.

16/1

10

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:55 Ludlow

Argus

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Veteran who has cut little ice over hurdles this season but he posted a solid second on the Flat at Kempton last month; he needs to back it up now returned to this sphere.

12/1

2nd

4

(2)

19th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Argus

9st 8lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Alexandra Dunn

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear after 2f

25/1

Form: 33335- C

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

No hurdles win since 2019 and mixed record fresh; didn't take to chasing when last seen but resumes 8lb lower than when recording the last of five consecutive place finishes in handicap hurdles last autumn.

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4th

5

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:20 Stratford

Maria Magdalena

11st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Without a win since 2019; very consistent for a large part of last year but has been well below par on her last four starts and now goes in blinkers; dangerous to dismiss.

10/1

5th

1

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell

Maria Magdalena

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Without a win since 2019 and returned from break with low-key run last month but was very consistent in early part of last season and has slipped to a very tempting mark; well worth a second look.

10/1

8th

2

12th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Maria Magdalena

11st 13lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

No hurdles win since 2019 and mixed record fresh; didn't take to chasing when last seen but resumes 8lb lower than when recording the last of five consecutive place finishes in handicap hurdles last autumn.

10/1

Form: 3/333-

Last run: 329 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Hard to keep out of the places last summer, including over this C&D; welcome ease in the weights ahead of this seasonal return, but needed at least his first run back of his previous two spring campaigns.

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1st

8

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Teescomponentsfly

11st 3lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Maiden over hurdles; twice third over C&D a year ago but well beaten, again over C&D, on last month's return from an absence; needs cheekpieces to provoke some improvement.

16/1

9th

6

12th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Teescomponentsfly

11st 5lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Hard to keep out of the places last summer, including over this C&D; welcome ease in the weights ahead of this seasonal return, but needed at least his first run back of his previous two spring campaigns.

12/1

3rd

4

17th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:45 Market Rasen

Teescomponentsfly

11st 9lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

in touch with leaders, ridden home turn, headway 2 out, kept on run-in, went third final strides, not pace to challenge

7/2

Form: 0735P-

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has won at up to 3m, but did too much in front over an extended 3m2f in deteriorating conditions at Stratford latest; 13lb below her one winning handicap mark, and chance if energies are optimally distributed.

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9

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Dora De Janeiro

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Simon West

Won off 17lb higher in March 2021 but only placed once since; well beaten over C&D four weeks ago and wind surgery (second such procedure) needs to help her turn her fortunes around.

20/1

10th

9

12th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Dora De Janeiro

10st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

Has won at up to 3m, but did too much in front over an extended 3m2f in deteriorating conditions at Stratford latest; 13lb below her one winning handicap mark, and chance if energies are optimally distributed.

16/1

7

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Dora De Janeiro

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

1m7f (soft) and 3m (good) hurdle winner; inconsistent; would have each-way claims based on her penultimate start over 2m7f at Market Rasen (had 2m4f defeats either side of that) and this extreme trip is worth a try.

12/1

11/2

Form: 53/31-

Last run: 353 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Gentle progression last spring culminated in a Bangor novice handicap success (2m4f, good to soft) off 1lb lower; not far below that level over today's C&D before that, and enters calculations if ready to roll.

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6th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Methusalar

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Essentially disappointing since winning over hurdles (May 2022) for Alan King; returned to hurdling latest start from chasing; this drop back in trip should help and he continues down the weights; visored penultimate start and now has cheekpieces.

16/1

8

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Methusalar

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Back hurdling after five defeats over fences, though he was moving with purpose when departing late on at Sedgefield in November (2m3f, soft; first-time tongue-tie retained until now); has essentially become disappointing since winning over hurdles for Alan King.

12/1

Form: 7P40-8

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Not unbacked but no immediate upturn in fortunes switched to handicap company at Kelso on Wednesday, despite a wind operation, cheekpieces and a realistic mark; remains best watched for now after that.

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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: 5P6P6- D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Player on his summer 2021 win and placed form at this trip, but offered few grounds for renewed optimism on last month's return (C&D).

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9th

14

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Dakota Beat

10st 5lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: John Norton

towards rear

33/1

7th

9

19th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Dakota Beat

10st 7lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: John Norton

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced and lost position before 4 out, weakened before 3 out

14/1

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Non-runners

Rory And Me, Prospect House, Dakota Beat

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Payout
Exacta £864.00
Straight Forecast £731.00
Tricast £6231.60
Trifecta £7798.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Bushtucker Park

Telegraph:

Allbetsoff

SPOTLIGHT:

Proper Twelve

The Guardian:

Teescomponentsfly

The Sun:

Methusalar

The Star:

Misty Mani

WEST COUNTRY:

Argus

POSTDATA:

Bushtucker Park

The Times:

Bushtucker Park

RP RATINGS:

Proper Twelve

D Express:

Allbetsoff

Daily Mirror:

Allbetsoff

Daily Mail:

Teescomponentsfly

Daily Record:

Methusalar