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Importance Of Being Earnest Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Importance Of Being Earnest Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

40/1 (Won)

  • Win: £72.90
  • Place: £11.60

Form: 51450- C

Last run: 218 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Belatedly opened his account with 80-1 success here (2m7f) last July; his limitations are well exposed, however, and he lacks recent match practice (off since October).

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12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 2PP78-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Consistent at Newton Abbot and this course in the early part of last season; not in the same form of late but is competitively treated granted a return to best.

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4th

3

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Kapitaliste

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Alexandra Dunn

midfield, not fluent 6th, not fluent 7th, lost ground before 4 out

4/1

5th

8

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:15 Newton Abbot

Kapitaliste

10st 3lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent

14/1

40/1

  • Place: £14.90

Form: 0/PP-P

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Made the frame a few times for previous yard; however, form figures of 0PPP for current stable reflect that he's gone totally the wrong way.

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6th

9

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Deer Hunter

10st 10lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Danni O’Neill

0-9 over hurdles; stuck to his task pretty well when sixth over 2m4f ten weeks ago and ought to be suited by today's move back up in trip, but others have more pressing claims.

16/1

6th

5

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:28 Worcester

Deer Hunter

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Danni O’Neill

Maiden; pulled up on last week's chasing debut but previous two efforts over hurdles, at this track, give him each-way claims.

12/1

Form: /1531- CD

Last run: 322 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on Flat reappearance last month; 2-3 over C&D, the wins gained in this race 12 months ago and on last hurdles start; respected back here for this return to jumps.

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2nd

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Masterdream

11st 11lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield

15/2

Form: /52P6-

Last run: 137 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Good-ground bumper winner; soft going probably wasn't ideal when last seen (handicap debut); still open to improvement at this level and looks interesting back on a better surface.

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5th

6

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Bettys Belle

10st 12lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Tracey Leeson

reluctant to go to start, led at steady pace, not fluent 8th, increased tempo before 4 out, headed before 3 out

9/1

6th

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Bettys Belle

10st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Tracey Leeson

held up in rear, not fluent 9th, outpaced 4 out, detached before 3 out, tailed off

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 23/42-

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Good-ground bumper winner who has consistent form over hurdles, close second at Plumpton (2m4f, soft; debut for new stable) most recently; that form has received a boost; looks poised to strike.

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6th

1

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Independence

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

held up in rear, pushed along 5th, reminders 7th

3/1

2nd

1

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Independence

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Made the frame in all three handicap hurdles for Brian Barr, most recently when fourth at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last spring; returned from layoff with two underwhelming AW runs in January but it will be interesting to see how he fares now back over hurdles on debut for Richard Newland.

10/1

10th

5

(1)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

11:55 Lingfield (AW)

Independence

9st 6lb

J: William Carson

T: Brian Barr

Bumper winner who is 0-5 over hurdles and 0-8 on Flat; did make a respectable return from a 222-day break when fourth in novice company at Kempton (1m4f) a fortnight ago and more realistic chance back in a handicap; cheekpieces go on for the first time.

20/1

15/2

Form: 33433-

Last run: 181 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Return from a layoff to win at Newton Abbot (stable debut) last July and proved largely consistent afterwards in 2022; possibilities on reappearance, having shown he's effective fresh.

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6th

4

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Ranco

11st 6lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Doubled his hurdling tally at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July and is now only 2lb above that mark but has become inconsistent this year and others in this line-up appeal more.

16/1

6th

6

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Ranco

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Nigel Hawke

Would have won easier at Worcester (2m4f, good) but for some premature easing on the run-in but he went out like a light next time at Uttoxeter; usually consistent in the main and could bounce back from that.

12/1

8th

2

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:50 Uttoxeter

Ranco

11st 12lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Generally consistent and gained a second hurdle success when overcoming premature easing at Worcester last month; 4lb higher and this looks potentially more competitive but he has to be considered again.

5/1

Form: 81747- CD

Last run: 142 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent mare who has been absent since a poor effort over fences on Boxing Day; sole hurdles win came over C&D and she was fresh on that occasion too, so can't be ruled out.

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0

8

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

11:50 Huntingdon

If I Say

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Has won just one of her 17 rules starts and she was well beaten over fences here last time; however, she was in fair form in that discipline previously and her sole win came over hurdles; could be thereabouts if bouncing back in reapplied cheekpieces (albeit no positive effect in the past).

5/1

3rd

6

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:20 Huntingdon

If I Say

11st 1lb

J: Cian Chester

T: Charlie Longsdon

in rear

3/1

Form: 314/P- D

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

On last winning mark; however, achieved nothing two months ago when back from a lengthy break and making debut for new trainer; headgear enlisted; best watched.

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9th

3

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Megaudais Speed

11st 11lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Ben Lund

prominent

20/1

7

9th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Megaudais Speed

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ben Lund

Two wins for Laura Young, the latest off this mark at Wincanton (2m5f, good) in March last year, but pulled up on stable debut there (2m4f, good to soft) in March this year after 321 days off; needs to leave that effort well behind with first-time cheekpieces now given a go.

20/1

2

9th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

16:25 Wincanton

Megaudais Speed

11st 13lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Ben Lund

held up in rear, pushed along and dropped to rear before 4th, struggling and pulled up before 5th

12/1

Form: /4870-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

0-7 overall but looks a possible improver back down in trip on this second handicap attempt; in good hands and his best effort came over C&D; quite interesting.

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4th

4

3rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:55 Southwell

Student Chap

11st 4lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Well down the field when upped to 2m7f for handicap debut in April and pulled up over 2m4f the following month; in good hands and remains unexposed but needs to take a big step forward here; tongue-tie added.

14/1

4

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Student Chap

11st 9lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield, outpaced and pushed along 7th

9/1

13th

2

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:35 Exeter

Student Chap

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fourth to a good rival in one of his maidens and has perhaps been waiting for drier ground to launch handicap career; could be interesting.

7/1

Form: 130-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won/third in juvenile hurdles last August but hasn't matched that form in two handicaps; hopes pinned on the new trip (first attempt beyond 2m).

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0

2

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:28 Worcester

Flintstone

11st 9lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won on hurdling debut last August but hasn't gone on from that and was pulled up over C&D in May; last of three on the Flat since and plenty to prove for now; cheekpieces fitted.

25/1

3rd

3

(2)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

19:25 Leicester

Flintstone

9st 11lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won on hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, good) last August but he's struggled in handicap hurdles in his last three runs, including when pulled up at Worcester last month; on workable mark back on the Flat but he's 0-9 in this sphere and others are more persuasive.

3/1

7

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Flintstone

11st 3lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear 6th

12/1

Form: 40703-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden who returned to form with placed effort at Exeter (2m2f, good; fourth run for new yard) last month; each-way claims if bucking his inconsistent trait.

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2nd

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Hillsin

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Alan Jones

prominent

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £11757.00
Straight Forecast £5384.00
Tricast £357248.50
Trifecta £22211.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Masterdream

SPOTLIGHT:

Independence

WEST COUNTRY:

Ranco

The Guardian:

Hillsin

The Sun:

Independence

The Star:

Independence

D Express:

Ranco

POSTDATA:

Masterdream

The Times:

Masterdream

Telegraph:

Masterdream

Daily Mail:

Masterdream

Daily Mirror:

Masterdream

Daily Record:

Masterdream