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19:55 Warwick

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Hamlington’s Fine Jewellery Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4488.85
  • 3m 1f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Hamlington’s Fine Jewellery Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.80

Form: /1254-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) last September and good second at Worcester (2m7f, soft) in October; however, he hasn't been at the same level the last twice and has to raise his game.

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4th

3

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 3

16:00 Exeter

Gentleman Valley

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Won three in a row in early part of this season (2m7f-3m1f) and was set to finish second off today's mark before last-flight fall at Warwick (2m5f, good) this month; respected.

7/1

0

5

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Gentleman Valley

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

In fine form in the summer and completed his hat-trick in 2m7f Worcester handicap hurdle; posted another solid effort off a 6lb higher mark when fourth at Stratford (3m2f) last time so he's shortlisted.

5/1

4th

4

3rd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

17:25 Stratford

Gentleman Valley

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

Has his quirks but going great guns this summer and completed a hat-trick with a career-best effort at Worcester last month; has form on soft ground and no surprise if he proves up to this 6lb higher mark.

9/4

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 3P343- CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Just one win from his 23 rules starts; however, that came over C&D (good) last May and he's run some fair races since, most recently 7l third of 14 at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft); holds each-way claims.

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1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Very well suited by this C&D and good ground but returned from break with a disappointing effort (albeit without usual cheekpieces) three weeks ago and, even if back on song, probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

14/1

6

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Nickelsonthedime

11st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Not at his best last time at Warwick (3m1f) but was having a very solid season up until then, albeit at about 3m+; this drop in distance is a big enough concern to look elsewhere.

20/1

5th

1

25th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

disputed lead, outpaced 3 out, weakened before 2 out

11/2

20/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: /6045-

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Appeared to be suited by the step up in trip when a fair fifth of eight at Carlisle (3m1f, heavy) in March last time out; this 6yo has raced six times and could have more to offer, but improvement is needed.

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3rd

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:50 Catterick

Sadlers Bay

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Tom Gretton

Still a maiden but this is only his fourth run over fences and he beat all bar an in-form rival over 3m at Exeter (heavy) three weeks ago; unlikely to be far away.

3/1

2nd

9

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Sadlers Bay

11st 3lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Tom Gretton

A maiden after nine starts but began his chasing career with two good efforts in November, latterly when second at Southwell (3m, heavy); moves up in grade today but Beau Morgan claims a useful 5lb; respected.

6/1

2nd

3

28th Nov 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:10 Southwell

Sadlers Bay

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom Gretton

0-7 over hurdles but might have won at Warwick (3m1f, good to soft) in May had he not lost his footing just after the penultimate fight; satisfactory chase debut at Plumpton (near 2m4f) three weeks ago; probably acts on soft; one to consider seriously.

9/2

Form: 3733-

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

3m point winner (good to yielding) who returned to form when third of seven on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) last month; shaped last time as though he would benefit from this step up in trip; on the shortlist.

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4th

10

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Warwick

Lunar Contact

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

3m point winner (good to yielding) who returned to form when third of seven on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) last month; shaped last time as though he would benefit from this step up in trip; on the shortlist.

5/1

3rd

9

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:20 Fontwell

Lunar Contact

11st 3lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Irish point winner; creditable third on British/hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) in November but has been tailed off in both subsequent runs; in good hands and now switches to a handicap but opening mark looks on the high side and he needs improvement.

8/1

3rd

3

23rd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:45 Ludlow

Lunar Contact

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Irish point winner; creditable third on British/hurdling debut last November but tailed off the following month; something to prove now.

13/2

Form: 11P35-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row under Elizabeth Gale last November (2m7f/3m, good/good to soft); beaten three times since but has posted fair efforts the last twice and might not be far away.

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5th

8

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Langley Hundred

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Won 2m7f/3m handicap hurdles on goodish ground in late 2022; made pleasing start to chasing career when second at Ludlow (3m1f, good to soft) last November but well held since, latterly behind Shot Boii at Hereford; cheekpieces added and they may help.

9/1

Form: F/2P1- D

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Three-time French chase winner who was runner-up over hurdles at Southwell (3m, soft) last November on his British debut and bounced back to form with 6l win at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) last month; a 6lb rise isn't harsh and he's firmly in calculations.

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3rd

4

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Warwick

Grillon De Monty

11st 5lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Ex-French 8yo who opened British account at third attempt, with fairly comfortably success at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) last month; well below that form over C&D 11 days ago but still a key player.

4/1

6th

2

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Warwick

Grillon De Monty

12st 1lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Three-time French chase winner who was runner-up over hurdles at Southwell (3m, soft) last November on his British debut and bounced back to form with 6l win at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) last month; a 6lb rise isn't harsh and he's firmly in calculations.

9/2

1st

7

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Grillon De Monty

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in last, headway 9th, went second before 3 out, led before 2 out, went clear last, kept on strongly, comfortably

13/2

Form: 0/352-

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Two-time French winner (both on very soft) who was an encouraging second at Wincanton (2m5f, good) last month on his second stable start; there's every chance this trip will be within range and he's a possible.

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4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:35 Exeter

Enjoy Your Life

10st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Off the mark in Britain with clearcut success here (3m, good to soft) in November and added to his tally at Taunton (2m7f, soft) in February; below form on latest outing and seemingly overlooked by Charlie Deutsch here but further progress is possible if this longer trip suits.

5/1

3rd

1

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

14:20 Stratford

Enjoy Your Life

12st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Successful in two of his last four starts over fences, the latest when beating three rivals at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last month; twice well beaten in between those wins and despite that latest success, it's debatable whether deep ground is what he really wants; could be vulnerable if conditions remain testing.

Evs

1st

1

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Enjoy Your Life

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Winning chaser in France; back over fences he finished second at Wincanton (2m4f) and first at Exeter (3m; again good to soft; off 4lb lower than today); has twice performed moderately in the meantime, latterly in the Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown; on a recovery mission.

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: 55544-

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Irish bumper winner who has also shown ability over hurdles, but he's 0-8 in this sphere and needs improvement to defy current mark.

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8th

3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Warwick

State Of Fame

11st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Irish bumper winner who has also shown ability over hurdles, but he's 0-8 in this sphere and needs improvement to defy current mark.

20/1

4th

6

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

State Of Fame

11st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

towards rear, in touch with leaders after 6th, shaken up after 7th, pushed along when detached after 8th

8/1

4th

12

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

13:23 Bangor-on-Dee

State Of Fame

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Won bumper in Ireland in 2021 and subsequently showed some fair form over hurdles there; makes stable debut after 220-day layoff but will be suited by the trip/ground and has each-way claims at least if fully tuned up.

12/1

Form: 436P2-

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who has been inconsistent in his five-race hurdling career but he returned to form with a good second at Haydock (3m, good to soft) last month and is a key player if he's on song once more.

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1st

2

7th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

14:15 Fontwell

Imperial B G

12st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Runner-up at Haydock in April but tailed off at Warwick the following month and absent since; yard in good form and James Turner takes off a very handy 10lb, so there are grounds for optimism.

9/2

9th

8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Warwick

Imperial B G

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Bumper winner who has been inconsistent in his five-race hurdling career but he returned to form with a good second at Haydock (3m, good to soft) last month and is a key player if he's on song once more.

11/2

Form: 53/11/

Last run: 544 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won in May 2021 (2m7f, good) on his second handicap start and followed up that November (2m4f, good to soft); absent since and he needs to prove he retains his ability, but his trainer can ready one after an absence and resumes off his last winning mark; respected.

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3rd

3

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:10 Southwell

Barricane

11st 13lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Dual hurdle winner under Lewis Saunders this season; raced very lazily before eventually warming to the task and staying on from a poor position at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) on latter occasion; well held when last of three at Catterick last month (albeit after bad jumping error), and not an easy one to predict here.

6/1

3rd

2

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:15 Catterick

Barricane

11st 7lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Won handicap hurdles under Lewis Saunders at Uttoxeter (2m6f, heavy) and Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) this winter either side of a lesser run on his chase debut; raced lazily last time but still got the job done and has a very healthy strike-rate in this sphere; could play another leading role up 4lb.

5/2

1st

1

8th Feb 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:25 Huntingdon

Barricane

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

raced lazily, didn't always jump with fluency, dwelt start, raced in last and raced awkwardly, headway before 3 out, keeping on when pressed leaders before 2 out, stayed on to lead after last, won going away

7/2

Form: PP21P- D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

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4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Breizh Alko

11st 6lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Veteran who saw his run of good form come to an end when pulled up in 3m Chepstow handicap chase 30 days ago; it would come as no surprise to see him bounce back returned to this sphere.

12/1

7

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Breizh Alko

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Has resumed from ten months off with solid placed efforts in handicap hurdles here and at Sedgefield (3m3f) this year; this veteran can't be discounted now reverting to this sphere.

12/1

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Non-runners

Jaytee, Breizh Alko

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Payout
Exacta £587.00
Straight Forecast £570.10
Tricast £1913.70
Trifecta £2360.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Imperial B G

Daily Mail:

Grillon De Monty

RP RATINGS:

Nickelsonthedime

SPOTLIGHT:

Lunar Contact

Telegraph:

State Of Fame

Daily Mirror:

Enjoy Your Life

D Express:

Jaytee

WEST COUNTRY:

Imperial B G

The Times:

Imperial B G

The Guardian:

Imperial B G

The Star:

Grillon De Monty

Daily Record:

Grillon De Monty

POSTDATA:

Nickelsonthedime