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At The Races App Expert Tips Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 5f 164y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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At The Races App Expert Tips Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 15722-

Last run: 47 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Lingfield winner last December, off this mark; his second at Exeter on latest start may have come in a seller but it still rates a good piece of form; repeat of that gives him every chance.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

4

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Happy Company

11st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: John O’Shea

Capable handicapper at this level but has run moderately on the Flat and over jumps on either side of a three-month absence; others safer.

14/1

6th

1

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Happy Company

12st 0lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

Won at Lingfield in December and did so under Ned Fox in five-runner race over this C&D (good to firm) in May; ran poorly in a Flat run last time but that was just one day after his win here and is best forgiven; probably needs to improve on his British hurdles form.

5/1

10th

9

(11)

29th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

14:30 Leicester

Happy Company

9st 0lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: John O’Shea

Added to his three Flat wins in Ireland when scoring over hurdles in December; respectable second in a selling hurdle at Exeter (2m2f, good) last month and he's not ruled out off a dangerous mark back in this sphere following another hurdle win at Fontwell yesterday.

12/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 6F74-1 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Improved since handicapping and off the mark at Ludlow (2m5f) two weeks ago; open to more progress after just six career starts and 4lb rise for the win may well not stop her scoring again.

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5th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Happy Index

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Paul Webber

Won a Ludlow handicap (2m5f, good) off 1lb lower last May but she's not gone on from that and was a well-held fifth at Huntington 18 days ago; record now stands at 1-11 and she has something to prove back in trip; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

8/1

5th

9

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Happy Index

10st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Paul Webber

led, not fluent 1st, headed and prominent 2nd

11/2

4th

9

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Happy Index

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Paul Webber

Won a 2m5f Ludlow handicap last May (good); below-par last two starts after a break; 2lb out of the weights; plenty to prove.

25/1

Form: 2248-

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Close fourth in an AW handicap this month, which offers some hope, but he has proved a disappointing performer; tailed off on handicap hurdle debut in February; probably worth a go at this trip but limited appeal.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(14)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Balgowan

10st 11lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Milton Harris

Didn't run badly when fifth of eight over C&D last time and now a further 2lb lower, but needs something extra if he's to get off the mark today.

16/1

5th

6

(3)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

17:05 Bath

Balgowan

9st 8lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, in rear but in touch with leaders

20/1

8th

7

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

20:23 Salisbury

Balgowan

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Milton Harris

Maiden; not beaten far over 1m6f on turf for William Haggas in 2022 and best Flat effort for this yard when a close fourth on AW (2m) in May; minor hurdle form in one outing since but not ruled out for a place back on turf.

10/1

Form: 0P7F-5 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Heavy defeats in novices but was on the premises when falling three out on last month's handicap debut; favourite at Market Rasen next time but found 2m+ far too sharp and got going far too late; may be a different story now back up in trip and certainly not ruled out.

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0

13

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

One Man Party

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Ten-race maiden; has each-way claims if judged on a couple of last summer's efforts but was safely held last week, after a break, and makes only limited appeal from 3lb out of the weights; tongue-tie/visor added.

20/1

8th

11

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:37 Hereford

One Man Party

10st 5lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Backed into favouritism when unseating midrace on chase debut in August (absent since); only 7l away over 2m4f at Uttoxeter the time before and, although 5lb out of the weights, Caoilin Quinn draws back 3lb of that with his claim.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1O309-

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Made all in a Sandown juvenile hurdle last December but hasn't progressed; well beaten here latest and needs the step up in trip to provoke a change of fortune.

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2

28th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:50 Fontwell

Penna Rossa

11st 12lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Camilla Poulton

Made all in a Sandown juvenile hurdle last December but hasn't progressed; well beaten here latest and needs the step up in trip to provoke a change of fortune.

20/1

9th

8

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:15 Fontwell

Penna Rossa

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Camilla Poulton

Made all at Sandown (2m, soft) in December on his second start over hurdles but things have not gone well in three handicaps since; takes a big drop back in grade but he failed to beat a rival at Ascot last time and needs a major revival; change of headgear.

10/1

Form: 503P-2

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden; not much to show for five hurdle attempts but only just beaten in a Uttoxeter chase this month; if he can transfer that improvement back to hurdles, he will be a live threat.

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11

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Prince Cleni

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Hasn't been running particularly well since successful at Southwell in June (3m, good) when in a first-time tongue-tie which was left off last time at Newton Abbot; off since September and others are safer.

14/1

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Non-runners

Coconut Twist, Prince Cleni

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £154.00
Straight Forecast £156.40
Trifecta £453.00

Selections

The Times:

Happy Index

RP RATINGS:

Happy Company

SPOTLIGHT:

One Man Party

Telegraph:

Prince Cleni

WEST COUNTRY:

Coconut Twist

D Express:

One Man Party

The Sun:

Happy Index

The Star:

Happy Index

Daily Record:

Prince Cleni

POSTDATA:

Happy Company

Daily Mirror:

Happy Company