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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 7f 149y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 94212- BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Gained all three British wins over 3m3f at Sedgefield, the latest off 7lb lower in March; ran very well over that C&D last month and won't care what the weather does here, but is away from his happy hunting ground.

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3rd

4

31st May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

20:50 Cartmel

Thatbeatsbanagher

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Has been in good form this year, winning two of his four races (second in the other two), the latest at Newcastle earlier this month (2m7f, good; fourth has won since); up 4lb; chance.

3/1

1st

3

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Thatbeatsbanagher

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Gained all three British wins over 3m3f at Sedgefield, the latest off 7lb lower in March; ran very well over that C&D last month and won't care what the weather does here, but is away from his happy hunting ground.

11/2

2nd

1

14th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:30 Sedgefield

Thatbeatsbanagher

12st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

Triple C&D winner, including on soft; comfortable scorer last time, for which he has gone up 5lb; that form hasn't worked out well but he clearly relishes his visits here and is a big player.

2/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 25P10- C

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

4-14 over hurdles, the latest win gained at Ayr (3m, good) in March; well beaten in series final at Musselburgh a few days later and remains on career-high mark but still enters calculations.

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2nd

5

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

You Some Boy

11st 8lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

4-14 over hurdles, the latest win gained at Ayr (3m, good) in March; well beaten in series final at Musselburgh a few days later and remains on career-high mark but still enters calculations.

8/1

11th

8

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

You Some Boy

11st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Three most recent wins have come over 3m on soft and good, most recently returning to form at Ayr two weeks ago when he had to fend off persistent challengers; back up 4lb but respected for in-form yard.

7/1

1st

2

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

You Some Boy

12st 0lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won three times over hurdles last season (2m4f-3m) and posted career-best effort when close/clear second at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November; flopped when tried in cheekpieces (now removed) last time and may need some rain.

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: /8PU0-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Generally disappointing since returning from long absence in April but looked set to finish third before losing rider on run-in here (2m4f, good) two starts ago and the booking of Brian Hughes catches the eye.

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6

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

16:20 Hexham

Nikgarde

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: James Ewart

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, fell 8th

9/2

Form: 2/452- BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Yet to make any significant further progress since her winning handicap debut in March 2022 but ran well in defeat at Kelso (2m2f, good) last month, after a break, and is still quite lightly raced; tries a new trip here; good chance.

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1st

1

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:05 Kelso

Rae Des Champs

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders

9/4

4

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

19:30 Perth

Rae Des Champs

11st 1lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

4th

4

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Rae Des Champs

11st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rose Dobbin

Yet to make any significant further progress since her winning handicap debut in March 2022 but ran well in defeat at Kelso (2m2f, good) last month, after a break, and is still quite lightly raced; tries a new trip here; good chance.

7/2

Form: 54F47- BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Had been running well in early part of this year but was disappointing favourite when dropped back to 2m last month and is 9lb out of the weights for his first run beyond 2m4f; sports first-time cheekpieces.

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2nd

6

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Bushmill Boy

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Longstanding maiden (0-21); form has dipped since twice finishing third at Carlisle and Uttoxeter (both 2m4f) late last year; first-time tongue-tie accompanies regular cheekpieces in pursuit of the breakthrough; look elsewhere.

16/1

9th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Bushmill Boy

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Third twice in a row in the autumn and has each-way claims on that form, but this 10yo is now 0-20 having been below par the last twice and needs to raise his game this afternoon.

12/1

6th

14

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Bushmill Boy

11st 1lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: David Thompson

0-19 under rules; best efforts have been at around 2m4f and he's shown he can be competitive from around this mark; each-way player.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: /3314- D

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles and fences at Carlisle in 2022, and returned from break with pretty good fourth there (3m1f, good to soft; hurdles) last month; might find younger rivals better handicapped here, though.

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3

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Court Dreaming

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

in rear, awkward jump 2nd, pecked on landing 3rd, soon reminders and tailed off, pulled up after 4th

12/1

4th

7

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Carlisle

Court Dreaming

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

held up in last, pushed along briefly after 3rd

9/1

Form: PF533- D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with two fairly good efforts, more recently when third at Kelso (2m6f, good), but is seemingly on the downgrade now and some of the others have more appealing profiles.

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0

4

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Deluxe Range

11st 9lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent, pushed along after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

3/1

7th

2

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Deluxe Range

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Ended last season with two fairly good efforts, more recently when third at Kelso (2m6f, good), but is seemingly on the downgrade now and some of the others have more appealing profiles.

7/1

3rd

2

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Deluxe Range

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

His best form has come over 2m4f+ so it was an encouraging return from wind surgery when not far away over 2m at Hexham (heavy); these conditions won't faze him and he's considered.

9/1

Form: 10256- C

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won a soft-ground chase in December but has become very inconsistent over fences and ended last season with two heavy defeats; needs this switch back to hurdling to rekindle his interest.

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1

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Aire Valley Lad

12st 6lb

J: Mr Gary Derwin

T: J J M Winston

prominent, bumped and squeezed out 1st, lost position gradually after 6th, dropped to last and pushed along 10th

50/1

8th

3

5th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:07 Carlisle

Aire Valley Lad

11st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

bumped start

14/1

0

10

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Aire Valley Lad

10st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Well backed when reverting to fences at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November and bounced back to form with a win; his inconsistent profile is a concern but he remains well treated back up 5lb and has won over C&D.

7/1

Form: 43411- D

Last run: 179 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Twice won gamely from the front in a visor in September/November (2m7f, good/3m1f, soft) but this hat-trick attempt comes after a six-month absence and he'll need to hit the ground running to have any chance off current mark; cheekpieces refitted today.

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5th

7

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:35 Catterick

Balkotic

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, lost position after 7th, outpaced after 4 out, weakened and tailed off 2 out

6/1

2nd

6

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:30 Catterick

Balkotic

10st 2lb

J: Mr Ryan Price

T: Micky Hammond

C&D winner off 3lb higher last November (soft); decent third over C&D last time; stable going well so not without a chance but this looks tougher.

6/1

14/1

Form: /0/75/

Last run: 658 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner in 2019; not seen under rules since two disappointing runs for Pauline Robson in summer 2021 but went close in an open point for owner-trainer last month; not ruled out on first start for Simon Waugh.

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10th

9

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Kingrullah

11st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Simon Waugh

Dual hurdle winner in 2019; not seen under rules since two disappointing runs for Pauline Robson in summer 2021 but went close in an open point for owner-trainer last month; not ruled out on first start for Simon Waugh.

14/1

Form: 32145- D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Slightly disappointing at Perth three weeks ago but was in good form beforehand, notably when winning at Musselburgh (3m, soft); also suited by this track and has a fighting chance if back on song.

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10

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Lastofthecosmics

10st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

Slightly disappointing at Perth three weeks ago but was in good form beforehand, notably when winning at Musselburgh (3m, soft); also suited by this track and has a fighting chance if back on song.

8/1

5th

5

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:35 Perth

Lastofthecosmics

11st 6lb

J: Miss Ailsa McClung

T: Iain Jardine

Led late on to deny Red Missile in a 3m soft-ground handicap at Musselburgh in February and again finished ahead of that rival when fourth in a Class 2 on his return visit; having a solid season and likely to be in the mix.

11/2

4th

13

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Lastofthecosmics

10st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

In good form back hurdling and although just a remote third behind runner-up Lock Down Luke over C&D in January he found a late spurt to deny Red Missile close home back here last month (soft); similar effort would see him involved.

7/1

Form: 68705- D

Last run: 91 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Badly out of form over hurdles during the winter and also struggled in a recent Flat marathon; very difficult to enthuse over at present.

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11

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Tomorrows Angel

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Badly out of form over hurdles during the winter and also struggled in a recent Flat marathon; very difficult to enthuse over at present.

33/1

8th

7

(10)

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 139y

Class 6

16:10 Pontefract

Tomorrows Angel

9st 3lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tristan Davidson

Something to prove regarding current form as she was a long way below her best over hurdles this winter; however, she's had a break and this strong stayer could prove suited by today's marathon test; not ruled out.

9/1

5th

11

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Tomorrows Angel

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Has modest 1-19 strike-rate over hurdles and was always towards rear on her last three appearances; needs to turn things around.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £724.00
Straight Forecast £716.80
Tricast £7460.90
Trifecta £13604.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Thatbeatsbanagher

The Times:

Balkotic

SPOTLIGHT:

Rae Des Champs

RP RATINGS:

Court Dreaming

The Guardian:

Deluxe Range

Daily Mirror:

Balkotic

The Sun:

Balkotic

TOPSPEED:

Rae Des Champs

POSTDATA:

Rae Des Champs

Daily Mail:

Thatbeatsbanagher

The Star:

Thatbeatsbanagher

Daily Record:

Thatbeatsbanagher

D Express:

Court Dreaming