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Play With The Finest Bookmaker, Fitzdares Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Play With The Finest Bookmaker, Fitzdares Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.70
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 21/5- D BF

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 7yo who built upon his promising debut when winning easily at Chepstow (2m, good) in April 2022; disappointing favourite when reappearing in handicap chase in February (bled from the nose) but was given a wind op soon afterwards; now reverts to hurdling; still has potential.

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1

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Kempton

Tarahumara

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

prominent, weakened quickly after 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon pulled up

7/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 12002- D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner on good ground in early part of last season and seemingly back in good form when second at Kempton (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; suited by this C&D; can make his presence felt.

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3rd

9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Southwell

Elham Valley

11st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Won Stratford selling handicap (2m2f, good) last September for Fergal O'Brien; however, unable to threaten last autumn on his three starts for John Cornwall (who still owns him); may be best watched on stable debut.

50/1

5th

2

18th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:47 Uttoxeter

Elham Valley

11st 8lb

J: Ben Poste

T: John Cornwall

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced and dropped to rear before 2 out, soon no impression

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 24653- D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on some of last season's form for Dan Skelton but finished rather weakly on final two starts for him and did so again after looking very likely winner on stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago (ended up third, behind Elham Valley); has a point to prove.

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10th

14

(8)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Too Friendly

8st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: James Owen

Seen far more often over hurdles (winner on varied ground); has lost his way in that discipline but he was a smooth 2m winner on the Kempton AW in March on his only Flat start since 2021; 4lb higher today but could have more to offer in this sphere and is one to consider.

18/1

8th

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Too Friendly

11st 13lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Belatedly returned to the Flat 18 days ago and won a Class 4 2m handicap at Kempton; he's a five-time winner over hurdles and well suited by a quick 2m; Alex Chadwick's claim is welcomed off a challenging mark; respected.

12/1

12/1

Form: 13522- D

Last run: 258 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won twice within a week on good ground last July and was still in good form when last seen in August but returns on a fairly tough mark and will want the ground to dry out here; usually ridden very patiently.

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0

12

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:50 Hereford

Karannelle

10st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: David Rees

Never remotely competitive at Worcester last month; usually consistent but she's hard to win with (3-46) and will do well to win this.

33/1

10th

1

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Worcester

Karannelle

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Usually ridden very patiently and is quite a tricky mare to win with but she's pretty consistent and was beaten only by a neck by Saddlers Quest at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good to soft) one month ago when last seen; raced mainly on good ground; probably won't be far away.

8/1

Form: 24P35- D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Ran well for a long way on first two stable starts but dropped out rather tamely at the business both times, more recently when reverting to hurdling at Ayr (2m4f, good) last month; has the services of Brian Hughes today and is on a very good mark now but will need to see this race out more strongly.

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9th

9

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three hurdles and two chases, all on good or good to soft; fine under softer conditions and was knocking on the door (hurdles/fences) before failing to give his running the last time here (hurdle); should be well handicapped.

20/1

10th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:35 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three races over hurdles and two chasing, all on good or good to soft; continued his good recent work back over hurdles at Catterick (1m7f) when the heavy surface looked an issue beforehand; unlikely to be far away.

6/1

2nd

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Restandbethankful

11st 13lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three races over hurdles and two over fences, but all were on good/good to soft; has run creditably on soft but this testing ground is not sure to be ideal back over hurdles after some decent runs chasing.

7/2

Form: 500/P- D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 8yo; well down the field on the AW here on stable debut in March and was pulled up in 2m4f handicap hurdle here last month; has too much to prove.

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9th

5

(8)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

With A Start

9st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Peter Winks

towards rear

50/1

0

4

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

14:05 Worcester

With A Start

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Peter Winks

Two modest chasing efforts and 26lb out of the handicap.

66/1

8/1

Form: 56261-

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 4yo who has joined Laura Morgan since winning a claiming hurdle on very soft ground in February; not an easy one to weigh up on his British debut; the market may guide.

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4th

3

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

17:07 Hereford

Toronet

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: L J Morgan

Slow-ground hurdle winner in France just under a year ago; soundly beaten on first two starts for Laura Morgan but fared considerably better when third of six at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy; first-time hood) last month and has possibilities here.

11/2

3rd

7

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:33 Uttoxeter

Toronet

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

prominent, disputing third after 3 out, kept on but not pace to challenge

12/1

4th

2

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:30 Southwell

Toronet

12st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Won 2m2f claiming hurdle on final French start (very soft) in February but he dropped right out over 2m here on British debut in May; has plenty to prove over the longest trip he's tackled.

33/1

Form: 63423- D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

12yo who is not the force of old and hasn't won since 2020; ended last season with two good efforts on slow ground and a recent 1lb drop helps but he may not be seen to the same effect if the ground starts to dry out here and younger rivals appeal more anyway.

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3rd

9

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Mcgowans Pass

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Jennie Candlish

Consistent enough but this veteran is on a losing run and hasn't been seen since August; not the percentage play.

14/1

6th

4

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

18:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Mcgowans Pass

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Jennie Candlish

Last won in 2020 but continues to run well and second to an in-form rival last time at Perth (2m, good); unlikely to be far away.

15/2

2nd

6

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

16:30 Perth

Mcgowans Pass

10st 11lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

Long in the tooth now and last won in 2020 but has made the frame six consecutive times since December, most recently when close third at Market Rasen (2m, soft) 11 days ago; will warrant serious consideration if the ground turns soft here.

11/2

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Non-runners

Sea The Clouds, Mcgowan's Pass

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Payout
Exacta £198.00
Straight Forecast £190.50
Tricast £343.20
Trifecta £465.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Sea The Clouds

RP RATINGS:

Too Friendly

SPOTLIGHT:

Elham Valley

The Star:

Tarahumara

The Times:

Sea The Clouds

Telegraph:

Sea The Clouds

The Sun:

Sea The Clouds

Daily Record:

Sea The Clouds

Daily Mail:

Too Friendly

Daily Mirror:

Too Friendly

WEST COUNTRY:

Elham Valley