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Paxton’s 170th Birthday In 2023 Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5413.02
  • 2m 4f 28y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Paxton’s 170th Birthday In 2023 Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 21722-

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner who nearly added to her tally when going very close in a big field over C&D (soft) 19 days ago; up 3lb but she still looks on a workable mark and has a good record under Tom Midgley; respected.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

4

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Moonlight Glory

11st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Six-time hurdle winner; posted career-best performance when scoring at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in January and will be fine over today's longer trip but was unable to land any sort of blow in another of these series finals at Musselburgh (2m) last week.

33/1

9th

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Moonlight Glory

11st 8lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Six-time hurdle winner from 2m to 2m4f, latterly at Sedgefield in January (soft) off just 3lb lower; heavy ground perhaps not ideal on her penultimate run and then fell mid-race last time; has a big run in her.

25/1

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:58 Ayr

Moonlight Glory

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Not at her best on testing ground at Catterick last time (1m7f) but two sound runs before that, winning over 2m1f at Sedgefield (soft) and finishing runner-up over 2m4f, also at Sedgefield (good to soft); a possible.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 12214- C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Recorded his third hurdle win when scoring at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in March but he couldn't make a serious impact off this revised mark there (2m6f, good) last month; handicapper could be in control now and others are more persuasive.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Less Legacy

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

midfield

12/1

8th

13

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Less Legacy

11st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

Won this race off today's mark a year ago (good to soft) and signalled a return to form when second at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; enters calculations.

12/1

Form: 1192-9 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Durable 11yo with seven wins to his name, the latest at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) in February; good second back at that track last month but he's not easy to predict and was well held here last week; comes with risks attached and he's never won over this far.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Applaus

10st 6lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

prominent early, in touch with leaders before 3rd

25/1

6th

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Applaus

11st 1lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Dual C&D winner last season (soft/good to soft), and was placed off 10lb higher on the outer track here (2m1f, soft) in November; impossible to rule out but has become unreliable and was safely held here twice last month.

25/1

3rd

5

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Carlisle

Applaus

11st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

raced wide, led

12/1

Form: 53963-

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has ordinary strike-rate of 2-33 over hurdles but he's well treated on his old form and caught the eye with his staying-on third at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) in March; could be dangerous back up in trip after a short break.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Serious Ego

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Went up 12lb for two wins at Hexham in November (2m heavy); some fair efforts since, but well beaten at Musselburgh last time; back on a fair mark now; a possible.

5/1

8th

12

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Serious Ego

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Won twice on heavy ground at Hexham in November (2m) and may need that sort of stamina test these days; got outpaced at Ayr last time when behind Mack The Man.

14/1

3rd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Serious Ego

11st 13lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Exploited some significant help from the handicapper when winning twice on heavy ground at Hexham in November but has not quite been at the same level since; younger rivals appeal more.

8/1

Form: 31346- D BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

6yo with a record of 1-11 over hurdles; that success came in a Sedgefield handicap (2m4f, soft) in January but he's not gone on from that and has struggled back on the Flat in last two runs; still 6lb higher than for his hurdle win and has some work to do back in this sphere.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Socks Off

11st 1lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

6yo with a record of 1-11 over hurdles; that success came in a Sedgefield handicap (2m4f, soft) in January but he's not gone on from that and has struggled back on the Flat in last two runs; still 6lb higher than for his hurdle win and has some work to do back in this sphere.

8/1

5th

12

(5)

10th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

15:26 Redcar

Socks Off

8st 9lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won AW bumper in February 2021 and a 2m4f handicap hurdle on soft this January; well handicapped on Flat if compared to hurdles form but he failed comprehensively to capitalise on that when second favourite on return to Flat at Thirsk (1m4f, soft; made most) last Tuesday.

8/1

9th

10

(1)

4th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Socks Off

8st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ex-Adrian Keatley; AW bumper winner in February 2021; won a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Sedgefield in January for this yard (soft; second time with cheekpieces); plenty to find on his four runs on the Flat.

7/1

Form: 7305F-

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden but he returned from a break with a bold bid in a Newcastle handicap (2m4f, heavy) last month, where he was still in lead when he fell at the last; up 4lb but he travelled well for a long way last time and should have more to offer in this sphere; interesting contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Star Vantage

11st 1lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: George Bewley

raced in last, bad mistake and fell 3rd

20/1

7th

11

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

16:35 Newcastle

Star Vantage

10st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: George Bewley

0-8 over hurdles; well beaten before falling at third-last flight at Carlisle in October and not seen again since but it's worth remembering he was in front before his final-flight fall over C&D (heavy) last April.

16/1

0

9

26th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 5

17:05 Carlisle

Star Vantage

11st 1lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Fair maiden hurdler last term but he signed off with a poor effort at Hexham (2m4f) in May; he needs to hit the ground running on his return.

16/1

Form: 84/87-

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won three times in France in 2020 (hurdles/fences), but after a massive absence he's struggled in both runs (2m1f/2m) for new yard this spring; tongue-tie now goes on and he has a lot to prove at this new trip.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Houston Bere

11st 7lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Won three times in France in 2020 (hurdles/fences), but after a massive absence he's struggled in both runs (2m1f/2m) for new yard this spring; tongue-tie now goes on and he has a lot to prove at this new trip.

25/1

7th

5

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

16:52 Chepstow

Houston Bere

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Won three times in France in 2020 (hurdles/fences) and may have needed last month's stable debut when back from a very long absence; his yard is in good form and he's one to watch in the betting, but he was tailed off at 66-1 last time and needs to prove how much ability he retains.

33/1

8th

8

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle

Houston Bere

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Alex Hales

in rear on inner

16/1

Form: 3/341- D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism on his handicap debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) in March, opening his account at the ninth attempt; 7lb higher after a short break but he showed a good attitude last time and is open to more progress on his first run after wind surgery; big player.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Fabuleux Du Clos

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Simon West

8yo who is lightly raced for his age; stayed on to win on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) in March; however, hasn't shone on his two runs since (July/October) and has to raise his game now in cheekpieces.

9/2

3rd

4

14th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 3

15:20 Hexham

Fabuleux Du Clos

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

Came good with narrow win on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in March; not seen to same effect when upped to 3m in July but could still have untapped potential as a stayer; usually ridden very patiently.

6/1

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Non-runners

Peaceful Sunday, Houston Bere, Fabuleux Du Clos

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £108.00
Straight Forecast £151.80
Tricast £1704.90
Trifecta £726.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Serious Ego

SPOTLIGHT:

Fabuleux Du Clos

RP RATINGS:

Moonlight Glory

Telegraph:

Peaceful Sunday

POSTDATA:

Socks Off

TOPSPEED:

Applaus

The Sun:

Fabuleux Du Clos

Daily Record:

Moonlight Glory

Daily Mail:

Serious Ego

D Express:

Serious Ego

The Star:

Serious Ego