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18:25 Warwick

Good To Soft

Warwickshire Golf & Country Club Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Warwickshire Golf & Country Club Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 7P011-

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Well beaten after racing too freely on handicap debut but is 2-2 since switching to front-running role, the latter win gained at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) last month; still has some quirks to be ironed out but open to more progress and both wins under Tristan Durrell; big player.

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1st

8

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

William Of York

10st 12lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

prominent

11/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 45992-

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has not really progressed in five runs over hurdles and was beaten 21l when runner-up in a Newton Abbot handicap (2m1f, soft; tongue-tie added) last time; same mark here and he needs improvement back up in trip.

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7th

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:10 Taunton

Talimar Pearl

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up twice over hurdles last spring (2m1f/2m3f) and also at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy) in December, after a break; contender if judged on those exploits but not at best on either start this year and now 0-9.

10/1

5th

3

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Talimar Pearl

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

took keen hold

12/1

7th

4

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:58 Hereford

Talimar Pearl

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up in his last three handicaps and was beaten by an improver on his comeback run at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy); up just 1lb and entitled to be sharper all round this time.

6/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: /2523-

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in both bumpers and he's finished placed in the last two of his three hurdle runs; kept on well when a 2l third over C&D (good) last time and has claims if he can find something extra on his handicap debut.

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1st

1

7th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Kankin

12st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

towards rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, headway before 8th, not fluent when led 2 out

7/2

3rd

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Kankin

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Scored at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft; off 1lb lower) on chase debut; has failed to match that form in three runs since but looked a non-stayer over 2m7f latest; drops back in trip.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: /3534-

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Most competitive show from six starts was an eyecatching third from off the pace in a Southwell maiden (2m, good) on penultimate run; no impact on handicap debut at Newbury since but he's had wind surgery since and is a possible improver on this step up in trip; one to keep an eye on.

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No Results Found

Form: 0780P-

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Point bumper winner but struggled in five runs under rules and pulled up on handicap debut at Taunton last month; 3lb out of the weights this time and can only be watched until he shows some positive signs.

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10th

8

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Worcester

Nordy Lordy

10st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Bettered inauspicious handicap debut and arguably ran a fair bit better than eventual 22l defeat might suggest at Warwick (2m3f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, having made a forward move from the rear on the final circuit; drops back in trip here; interesting.

8/1

5th

9

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Warwick

Nordy Lordy

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Point bumper winner but struggled in five runs under rules and pulled up on handicap debut at Taunton last month; 3lb out of the weights this time and can only be watched until he shows some positive signs.

20/1

12

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:55 Taunton

Nordy Lordy

10st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Point bumper winner; poor results under rules and has pulled hard on occasions; however, he's in good hands and may be capable of better now handicapping off just 79.

16/1

Form: P0805-

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Listed Flat winner in France but has not transferred that ability to hurdling and he's been tailed off switched to handicaps (2m3f/2m4f) on last two starts; represents major connections but needs a transformation.

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5th

2

(4)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Bath

Merveillo

9st 8lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won 1m4f Listed race (very soft) in France during 2021; wasn't beaten far in a better race than this over 2m at Haydock last spring but he's generally struggled under both codes since and was tailed off back at Haydock (1m7f, heavy) 18 days ago; lots to prove.

40/1

5th

3

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Haydock

Merveillo

10st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won 1m4f Listed race in France during 2021; wasn't beaten far in a better race than this over 2m (good) on this track in May 2022 but all at sea over hurdles since and that mark is now lower than his Flat one; no joy at Goodwood recently and has it to prove at present.

20/1

8th

6

(3)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Goodwood

Merveillo

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Listed winner on Flat in France; 0-12 in Britain, mostly over hurdles (well held off modest marks the last twice); well treated on best form in this sphere but is by no means guaranteed to reproduce it.

16/1

Form: 28600-

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in final Irish point and second on hurdles debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) last June, but beaten upwards of 35l in four starts since including in handicaps the last twice; down another 5lb but best watched.

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7th

7

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Warwick

Of Corse I Can

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Runner-up in final Irish point and second on hurdles debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) last June, but beaten upwards of 35l in four starts since including in handicaps the last twice; down another 5lb but best watched.

16/1

8

9th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Of Corse I Can

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Runner-up once in four starts in Irish points and filled the same position on hurdles debut over C&D (good) last June, but beaten upwards of 35l in four starts since including in handicaps the last twice; down another 5lb but best watched for now.

20/1

12th

3

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

13:55 Plumpton

Of Corse I Can

11st 13lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, hampered 6th

25/1

Form: 5030-

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

No impact in four starts and tailed off here (2m, soft) last time but he showed promise when staying on well to snatch third in a Newbury novice (2m, good) on his penultimate run; now goes handicapping back up in trip and needs watching in the market for leading yard.

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8th

3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Warwick

Benefact

11st 10lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

No impact in four starts and tailed off here (2m, soft) last time but he showed promise when staying on well to snatch third in a Newbury novice (2m, good) on his penultimate run; now goes handicapping back up in trip and needs watching in the market for leading yard.

9/2

10th

1

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Warwick

Benefact

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Beaten favourite in his only bumper and achieved little on hurdling debut at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) last December; 66-1 when making a marked improvement on that, keeping on to be 19l third at Newbury (2m, good) last month; no surprise if he is able to build on that and be competitive.

9/2

3rd

6

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Benefact

11st 2lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Nicky Henderson

His dam has produced some pretty useful winners but he was muted in a bumper at Southwell (good; favourite) last May and novice hurdle at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft; 25-1) in December.

25/1

Form: 00/03-

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in her sole bumper and same story in three hurdle runs at up to 2m2f; still early days but she didn't jump well at Exeter last time and is 6lb out of the weights on this handicap debut.

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0

11

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Worcester

Emberscombe

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Not much to show for her efforts so far; slight improvement at Newton Abbot latest and longer trip a help but deal of improvement needed.

33/1

8th

10

7th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:35 Newton Abbot

Emberscombe

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Well beaten all four hurdle starts, the latest on last month's Warwick handicap debut (33-1); may do better in time (bred to stay well) but needs to take a major step forward to figure in this.

33/1

9th

10

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Warwick

Emberscombe

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Soundly beaten in her sole bumper and same story in three hurdle runs at up to 2m2f; still early days but she didn't jump well at Exeter last time and is 6lb out of the weights on this handicap debut.

25/1

Form: 56UP4/

Last run: 484 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden; ran respectably when fourth over fences at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft) last January but off since and this looks tough from out the weights.

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8th

10

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

Mistertommyshelby

10st 5lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Ryan Potter

Modest maiden after ten hurdle races and three chases; has ability but showed very little of it on last two outings (5-1 and 33-1); off since December and is 4lb out of the handicap.

10/1

Form: P94-

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Fortunate to win final start in Irish points (left clear when the likely winner fell); struggled in first two hurdle runs but wasn't beaten far at massive price in C&D novice (soft) in March; this is more realistic on handicap debut and he could get involved.

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6th

4

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

18:20 Stratford

Hitthekettle

11st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

Won a point in 2022 but yet to be placed after six starts under rules; not disgraced when sixth of eight here (2m2f, good to soft) last month, after a break, but needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

33/1

6th

5

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:55 Stratford

Hitthekettle

11st 3lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

Well down the field on handicap debut at Warwick (2m3f, good to soft) last May and pulled up on chasing debut here two months later; returns from 280-day absence with lots to prove.

33/1

0

6

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

17:10 Stratford

Hitthekettle

11st 3lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

held up in rear, hit 7th

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £299.00
Straight Forecast £296.90
Tricast £1049.90
Trifecta £1003.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

William Of York

RP RATINGS:

Kankin

The Guardian:

Forget The Way

LAMBOURN:

Benefact

WEST COUNTRY:

Talimar Pearl

The Star:

Merveillo

Daily Mail:

Forget The Way

The Times:

William Of York

D Express:

William Of York

Daily Mirror:

William Of York

The Sun:

William Of York

Daily Record:

William Of York

POSTDATA:

Kankin

Telegraph:

Kankin