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12:35 Haydock

Good To Soft

Pertemps Network Long Distance Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £26015
  • 3m 0f 58y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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Pertemps Network Long Distance Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 15F21-

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Finished well to cause 33-1 surprise at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month but that was a rather odd tactical race (several had a chance at the final flight) so it might be wise to treat the form with a degree of caution; that said, he'll be fine over today's trip and is evidently in good nick.

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2nd

4

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Willaston

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

In excellent form last spring, winning competitive handicaps at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) and at Haydock (3m, good), but not seen since a disappointing run in the autumn and conditions might be too soft for him here.

25/1

14th

9

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Willaston

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

In excellent form in the spring, winning competitive handicaps here (2m4f, good) and at Haydock (3m, good); not seen since a lesser effort in July (jumped right throughout) but had wind surgery the following month and further improvement remains possible.

20/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 11252-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Started off for Nicky Henderson with two chase wins last season and has twice performed well since reverting to hurdling with cheekpieces fitted, more recently when close second at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; unexposed over 3m; no surprise if he features.

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13th

1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Bold Endeavour

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten at Aintree (3m, good to soft) four weeks ago but consistent in the main and ran well at the Cheltenham Festival in March; finished second in this race last year (good) and he's a player if back on song.

12/1

11th

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Bold Endeavour

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Has a good record in big-field handicaps and was one of the few Henderson-trained runners to perform with credit at the Cheltenham Festival when fourth to Monmiral in the Pertemps Final (3m, soft) four weeks ago; could make the frame again but others appeal more for win purposes.

22/1

4th

5

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Bold Endeavour

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Fifth in the Coral Cup here one year ago in first-time cheekpieces (kept since); best effort this term when good second of ten under 5lb claimer over C&D (soft) on penultimate start, but the winner White Rhino made the better impression in staying on more strongly.

40/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 52722-

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish mare who finished second on three of her four starts for Donald McCain last season (all in cheekpieces), most recently when going close in series final at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; still unexposed over 3m; a possible if today's headgear switch has any beneficial effect.

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4th

6

2nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

15:52 Uttoxeter

Merry Poppins

10st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

midfield, not fluent 7th

6/1

3rd

1

27th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

14:15 Cartmel

Merry Poppins

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, headed and prominent before 2nd, chased clear leader 4th

13/8

3rd

13

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

12:35 Haydock

Merry Poppins

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Ex-Irish mare who finished second on three of her four starts for Donald McCain last season (all in cheekpieces), most recently when going close in series final at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; still unexposed over 3m; a possible if today's headgear switch has any beneficial effect.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: /4950- D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Held on gamely to win at 2021 Aintree festival (3m, good to soft) and was respectable fourth in this race a month later; quite well handicapped if judged on those exploits but has been below form on his three appearances this year.

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5th

6

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Party Business

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Has finished fourth in the last two runnings of this race and he's lower in the weights today; returned from break with encouraging fifth to Zain Nights at Cheltenham (3m, good) last month and could build on that run.

10/1

5th

6

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Party Business

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

midfield, bad mistake and lost ground 2nd, soon recovered, not fluent and dropped to rear 3 out

20/1

0

6

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Party Business

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Now only 2lb higher than when beating his 20 rivals at Aintree festival (3m, good to soft) in April 2022 but did not hit peak form during a fairly light campaign last season; had wind op in June; others preferred.

18/1

6/1

Form: 14124- D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Excellent second in valuable 3m handicap at Leopardstown (yielding) in February and ran another big race from the front when placed at recent Punchestown festival (2m7f, good to yielding); respected.

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5th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Grozni

11st 9lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

held up in rear, not fluent 10th, no impression from 5 out

11/1

6th

20

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Grozni

11st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Good second under Alex Chadwick on first two starts for yard at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) and Musselburgh (2m4f, soft); however, he needs to step up on that form today and was merely sixth of eight at Sandown last month.

50/1

6th

7

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:45 Sandown

Grozni

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Ex-Irish novice chaser who has performed well under a 7lb amateur rider at Doncaster (3m) and Musselburgh (2m4f) for new yard, finishing second both times; interesting off just 2lb higher with Harry Cobden taking over.

7/1

Form: 13761- CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

3-11 over hurdles, the latest win gained from off the pace in series final over C&D (good to soft) last month; further progress is not out of the question but a 7lb rise asks quite a lot of him.

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7th

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Tiger Jet

11st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Brian Ellison

Ended last season with 3m Haydock success and back to form when a solid fifth in 3m Cheltenham handicap in December; possibilities after a break.

6/1

5th

9

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Tiger Jet

10st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Brian Ellison

3-15 over hurdles, most notably coming from off the pace to win a 15-runner series final at Haydock (3m, good to soft; 6lb higher today) in April; surged back to that form when third of nine here (2m5f, soft) on latest start, catching the eye big time with the way he came from a most unpromising position; back up 2lb but also 3f in trip, which will surely suit him.

9/1

14/1

Form: 3221U- BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Promising novice at up to 2m4f last season, albeit fortunate when left clear for wide-margin win at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in February; not obviously well treated for today's handicap debut but open to improvement over the new trip.

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1st

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:35 Perth

Rambo T

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Went up 8lb for winning at Newbury in December (2m4f, soft); far from disgraced off that new mark when 16l-eighth in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham last time; has since been dropped 1lb; one to consider.

9/2

8th

22

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Rambo T

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Three wins in 2023, taking a particular step forward at Newbury (2m4f, soft) at the end of the year; 8lb higher today and he was never dangerous when 16-1 at Ascot last month, but a running-on third here (2m4f) in October ensures he is not entirely ruled out.

33/1

9th

7

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Rambo T

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Three wins in 2023, putting up a career-best effort when scoring in convincing style at Newbury (2m4f, soft) at the end of the year; further improvement cannot be ruled out but he's in deeper here off a 9lb higher mark.

9/1

Form: /3450-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Won three 2m4f novice hurdles in 2021-22 season but never really got going during light campaign last term that began over fences; finished in the ruck at last month's Aintree festival; needs to up his game.

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7th

5

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Pull Again Green

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Having been chasing last season he returned from a break and reverted to hurdles at Cheltenham (3m, good) last month, finishing a good fourth behind Zain Nights and Harbour Lake; each-way claims off the same mark.

10/1

4th

5

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Pull Again Green

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

towards rear, steady headway before 2 out, pressed leaders last, weakened gradually run-in

16/1

0

1

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

13:15 Newbury

Pull Again Green

11st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Off the mark over fences at the fourth attempt when winning easily at Bangor (3m, good) and, following an 8lb rise, he bumped into a smart chasing recruit at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft); given a further 2lb nudge for that but easy to see him running well.

11/2

Form: F35P0-

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Made all off 2lb higher mark in small field at Stratford (3m2f, good) just under a year ago but has lost his way a bit since and comes here after a heavy defeat at Ascot last month; others have much less to prove.

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5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Shantou Express

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Disappointing that he didn't run better when dropped in grade at Ludlow (3m, good) as he's got a good record in Class 4s; that casts some doubts about him at the minute.

7/1

6th

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Shantou Express

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Similar type to Hurricane Harvey, having been campaigned mostly at a higher level; has lost his form since winning at Stratford last June but may revive back down in grade; 3-5 in Class 4.

12/1

7th

8

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Shantou Express

10st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Heavy ground would not have been ideal at Cheltenham 20 days ago but that was his third modest run on the bounce; won off this mark at Stratford last summer but reservations at the minute.

33/1

Form: /F110-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Back in prime form for new stable last season, winning twice over 2m4f in good style; lacked fluency and was below form at last month's Aintree festival but remains quite lightly raced for his age and could still have untapped potential over 3m.

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1st

4

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Kempton

Dargiannini

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Signed off with two down-the-field finishes in the spring (2m4f/3m), but looked in excellent nick when winning twice over 2m4f for new stable at start of this year and may yet have a bigger performance in him.

7/2

10th

4

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

12:35 Haydock

Dargiannini

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Back in prime form for new stable last season, winning twice over 2m4f in good style; lacked fluency and was below form at last month's Aintree festival but remains quite lightly raced for his age and could still have untapped potential over 3m.

8/1

11th

8

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Dargiannini

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Rookie trainer has made a fine start to career and this fellow won at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in January on his second stable start; again had something in hand at Newbury (2m4f, good) last month, despite being hampered early, and this progressive 8yo is one to consider; has won on soft.

9/1

Form: 34984-

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Second in Grade 1 novice at Aintree (3m, good to soft) in spring 2022; unable to match that form during rather disappointing campaign last season (included two chase runs) but took step back in right direction when close fourth at Warwick (3m1f, good) recently and remains on a good mark.

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11th

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Gentleman At Arms

11st 3lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Stuart Edmunds

Had a career-low jumps mark when winning at Aintree (3m, soft) in November; that was a doughty performance but he reverted to heavy defeats on both starts since; has been wearing cheekpieces but now tries a visor; 7lb claimer is recruited.

25/1

7th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

13:49 Warwick

Gentleman At Arms

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Well down the weights and took advantage with Aintree win (3m, soft) in November; that was a doughty performance but he reverted to a heavy defeat when back up 5lb at Newbury three weeks later; needs more like the novice form he showed in the 2021-22 season.

12/1

11th

5

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:35 Newbury

Gentleman At Arms

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Well down weights and took advantage with Aintree win (3m, soft) three weeks ago; that was a doughty performance but he's back up 5lb and probably now needs more like the novice form he showed in the 2021-22 season.

8/1

Form: 3/333-

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

For the second season running, he was third over 3m in handicaps at the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals; versatile regarding ground and likely to give another good account but may find younger rivals better treated.

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15th

10

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Mill Green

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Nicky Henderson

Third in the big 3m handicap hurdles at the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals in both 2022 and 2023; exposed 12yo but there's every indication that he retains all of that ability, so may well be seriously involved once more.

20/1

3rd

4

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Mill Green

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Acts on heavy; third in 3m handicap hurdles at the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals last spring for the second season running; two runs over fences this winter suggest he's at least as good as ever; exposed 12yo but he should be seriously involved.

7/1

Form: 14162- D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles in early part of last season and recorded personal best when staying-on second in first-time cheekpieces at Aintree festival in April (3m, good to soft); won't be far away if in similar form here.

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4th

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Pounding Poet

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

held up in rear, not fluent 1st

8/1

Form: CP117- D

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Didn't get home in marathon chase at Downpatrick last month but was in good form over hurdles beforehand, completing a double with eased-down success at Lepardstown (3m, yielding); competes off much higher British hurdle mark here but could have a say.

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7th

3

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Wa Wa

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

disputed lead early, soon prominent

25/1

8th

4

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Wa Wa

11st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles at Navan and Leopardstown last season; badly out of form on last five starts, though worth noting that this represents a big drop in class after last month's Galway run.

20/1

Form: PP014- D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Won easily off reduced mark at Wincanton (2m5f, good) in February and backed up that performance with respectable fourth at Cheltenham (3m, good) last month but probably needs a career best here.

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15th

3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

12:35 Haydock

Press Your Luck

11st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Chris Gordon

Won easily off reduced mark at Wincanton (2m5f, good) in February and backed up that performance with respectable fourth at Cheltenham (3m, good) last month but probably needs a career best here.

16/1

3

29th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

16:35 Sandown

Press Your Luck

11st 9lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Steadied the ship after three poor runs with his comfortable win at Wincanton in February (2m5f) and there was nothing wrong with his 4l fourth at Cheltenham (3m; again on good) latest; those runs came after breaks of 54 and 60 days respectively, suggesting he might be best caught fresh; could have done without the rain on Thursday.

8/1

4th

2

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Press Your Luck

11st 11lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Bounced back from three poor runs when winning comfortably at Wincanton (2m5f, good) two months ago; has also won on good to soft ground and he's a player with Freddie Gordon removing a valuable 7lb this time.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 34101- D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 6yo who cruised to victory in first-time cheekpieces at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) in February; slightly disappointing when favourite for Pertemps Final at Cheltenham the following month but proved his wellbeing with a recent novice win and still has potential.

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10th

8

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Thanksforthehelp

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Cruised to victory in first-time cheekpieces in this race (good to soft) last year off 10lb lower; a slightly disappointing when favourite for Pertemps Final at Cheltenham the following month and followed his Southwell novice win with a poor show on good ground in May; absent since but would have a good shout if returning in the form he showed in this 12 months ago.

13/2

10

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

12:35 Haydock

Thanksforthehelp

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Low-mileage 6yo who cruised to victory in first-time cheekpieces at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) in February; slightly disappointing when favourite for Pertemps Final at Cheltenham the following month but proved his wellbeing with a recent novice win and still has potential.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £1074.00
Straight Forecast £1053.10
Tricast £13422.70
Trifecta £12982.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Mill Green

WEST COUNTRY:

Thanksforthehelp

SPOTLIGHT:

Dargiannini

The Sun:

Willaston

The Times:

Tiger Jet

Daily Record:

Pounding Poet

POSTDATA:

Merry Poppins

The Guardian:

Grozni

The Star:

Press Your Luck

TOPSPEED:

Shantou Express

RP RATINGS:

Gentleman At Arms

D Express:

Thanksforthehelp

Daily Mail:

Dargiannini

Telegraph:

Mill Green

Daily Mirror:

Mill Green