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At The Races App Expert Tips Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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At The Races App Expert Tips Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73
  • Place: £1.02

Form: /630-1 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Returned to form and capitalised upon some help from the handicapper when winning conditional jockeys' race very comfortably by 11l at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) on Friday; escapes a penalty here and has very obvious chance to complete a quick double.

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5th

1

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Kingfast

12st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, wandered around 2nd

11/4

1st

2

15th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:15 Southwell

Kingfast

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

travelled strongly, prominent

5/4

1st

3

12th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Kingfast

11st 9lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Safely held on all three starts since returning from mammoth absence for new yard in February; perhaps ran better than bare form suggests on last two occasions but will need to see this race out much more strongly.

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 73866-

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Seemed to be getting things together when placed in big field at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) in January but hasn't built on that performance since and will need to up his game here.

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6th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:35 Market Rasen

Ez Tiger

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

took keen hold, prominent, mistake 3rd

8/1

4th

9

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Ez Tiger

10st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

led, increased tempo before 3 out

11/2

40/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: 90740-

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Belied 150-1 odds when very respectable fourth in Ludlow maiden (2m, soft) in March but finished down the field when upped to 2m5f for recent handicap debut there; may benefit from today's drop back in trip but others have much more convincing form.

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11th

14

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

My Virtue

10st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

It was a low-grade handicap in which she made the frame at Southwell in May (2m, good) and unlikely to be winning a race of this nature.

66/1

3rd

7

15th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:15 Southwell

My Virtue

10st 7lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Belied 150-1 odds when very respectable fourth in Ludlow maiden (2m, soft) in March but finished down the field when upped to 2m5f for recent handicap debut there; may benefit from today's drop back in trip but others have much more convincing form.

40/1

Form: /22FP-

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

0-15 under rules; started off for Gary Hanmer with two seconds over fences during the winter but ran poorly when tried in cheekpieces (now removed) last time and it's hard to know what to expect from him on this return to hurdling.

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4th

9

15th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:15 Southwell

Muse Of Fire

10st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

0-15 under rules; started off for Gary Hanmer with two seconds over fences during the winter but ran poorly when tried in cheekpieces (now removed) last time and it's hard to know what to expect from him on this return to hurdling.

14/1

10

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:33 Bangor-on-Dee

Muse Of Fire

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Chased home progressive rival on stable debut at Warwick (2m, soft) in December and kept on from a long way off the pace for another second at Catterick (1m7f, good) last month; held before last-fence fall on latest outing (2m4f) and 3lb wrong here, but still makes some appeal now dropped back in trip and with first-time cheekpieces fitted.

8/1

6

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Warwick

Muse Of Fire

10st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Winner of his only point back in 2018 but things never fell right for him over fences for previous yard; up against it behind progressive winners in two starts for new connections (stewards enquired latest, explanation noted) but is in shallower waters here; is open to improvement.

4/1

16/1

Form: 5/449-

Last run: 328 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles for Paul Nicholls; unlucky not to finish closer than fourth in first-time cheekpieces at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good; blundered at last flight) last June but absent since a lesser effort in first-time blinkers there a few weeks later; goes without headgear on stable debut.

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2nd

2

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Zoran

9st 6lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Emma Lavelle

Possible front-runner; definite claims if in the mood, as when going down by a head in a C&D 0-90 in November, but he finished three places behind Red Flyer two runs ago and weakened out of it at Wolverhampton last time.

12/1

5th

5

(6)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zoran

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Emma Lavelle

slowly away, in rear, headway to lead after 1f, headed 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

9/1

5th

8

(4)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:32 Lingfield (AW)

Zoran

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Emma Lavelle

Successful over fences for current stable; went very close on AW at Kempton (2m) in November and perhaps found Class 2 level beyond him last time; could go well, back down in grade.

14/1

Form: P9451- D

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a chase on January but was switched back to hurdling for last month's stable debut at Uttoxeter (2m, soft; first-time hood) and rewarded good market support in pretty good style; open to further improvement and respected.

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3rd

6

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:05 Market Rasen

Rocambolas

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

May not be straightforward but was given nicely judged ride by Dylan Whelan to win at Southwell (2m, good) on Monday and is now 2-5 for Ben Pauling; still has fairly low mileage; respected under penalty.

9/4

1st

4

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:00 Southwell

Rocambolas

10st 11lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

Came good under rules with hurdle win on stable debut in April (well backed) and looked sure to win Worcester chase (2m, good) the following month, only to capitulate on the run-in; still in contention when falling three out at Market Rasen last time; likely to play a major role.

5/2

5

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:20 Market Rasen

Rocambolas

10st 11lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

Hurdle winner on stable debut in April (well backed); not so good next time but looked sure to win on chasing debut at Worcester two weeks ago, only to fold after the final fence; has the ability to win this but clearly not be trusted implicitly for now.

11/4

Form: /0P34-

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Certainly didn't run badly when fourth on eight on handicap debut at Fakenham (2m, soft) last month but was beaten about 22l in the end and others have more pressing claims here.

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8

8th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Rubys Pearl

10st 3lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Seven-race maiden who has been beaten 22l and 18l in her two handicaps (2m; soft/good); has to step up.

14/1

7th

8

15th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:15 Southwell

Rubys Pearl

10st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Certainly didn't run badly when fourth on eight on handicap debut at Fakenham (2m, soft) last month but was beaten about 22l in the end and others have more pressing claims here.

14/1

4th

7

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:07 Fakenham

Rubys Pearl

10st 11lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

pressed leader, ridden before 2 out, outpaced and well held when lost third approaching last

14/1

Form: U5536- D BF

Last run: 107 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper in September and was placed in C&D (good) maiden hurdle in November but was disappointing favourite on handicap debut in January and hasn't raced again since; probably wants the ground to dry out; tongue-tie fitted; others have less to prove.

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1st

2

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

16:50 Perth

Bobby Socks

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Best efforts on good ground; bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles when readily accounting for an in-form rival at Southwell (2m4f, good) ten days ago and he escapes a penalty for that; has obvious claims.

4/5

1st

6

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell

Bobby Socks

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

midfield

5/1

4th

2

6th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell

Bobby Socks

11st 11lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Won good-ground bumper; up against it but not disgraced in C&D maiden in November (good) and good to soft ground may not have suited when a beaten favourite for handicap debut in January; remains of interest.

6/1

Form: 334-

Last run: 146 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

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Exacta £66.00
Straight Forecast £68.70
Tricast £758.70
Trifecta £793.00

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Kingfast

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Rocambolas

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Kingfast

TOPSPEED:

Kingfast

POSTDATA:

Kingfast

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