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Good To Firm

Elliot Henderson Group Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10406
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 2
  • 5 runners
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Elliot Henderson Group Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 24452- D

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back 13 races to June 2021 but runner-up five times in the meantime, most recently at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) last month; also effective on fast ground and every chance he'll be bang there.

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

8th

15

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Castel Gandolfo

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Soundly beaten by a few of these when sixth of 18 at Cheltenham (2m1f, good) last month but it wasn't a bad performance and he's run really well when runner-up over C&D on his two previous visits to Haydock (good/good to soft); on a competitive mark and not ruled out each-way.

33/1

6th

5

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Castel Gandolfo

11st 5lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

25/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 12613- D

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Two wins (good/soft) from first four hurdle starts and solid third of seven on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) in January; returned from a break with a win on the Flat (soft) three weeks ago and he's won on fast ground in that code; can give another good account back over hurdles.

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

4th

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Matchless

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, lost position before 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/1

6th

2

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Matchless

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Musselburgh 2m score in November was followed by a nose defeat at Doncaster off 1lb higher than today (2m3f, good); not far off that level again latest, and has stamina to spare back down in trip; chance.

11/2

2nd

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Matchless

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Flopped at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day when the trip and ground shouldn't have been an issue; in good form previously, however, winning at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) before a short-head defeat at Doncaster (2m3f, good), and he can be in the mix if leaving last time behind.

4/1

Form: 1114-3 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Five wins (three over hurdles, two on the Flat) between last December and this March, and he was a good third at Hexham (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; has run well on fast ground on the Flat and he's a player.

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

6th

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Russian Virtue

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has won three of his last four hurdle starts, the latest a match at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft; winner on soft) in December; goes off an untouched mark here and a good recent run on the AW bodes well.

13/2

4th

3

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Russian Virtue

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

Disappointed at Wolverhampton on his return to the Flat 11 weeks ago but he'd been in rude health over hurdles beforehand; has two C&D wins on his record but others are more appealing in today's field.

5/1

Form: 3U622- D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Irish challenger who has been runner-up on both starts this spring, at Wexford (2m, good to yielding) and Ayr (2m, good to soft; big field); has run well on good going (unraced on faster); could again be thereabouts.

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

10th

14

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Bythesametoken

10st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Generally reliable but he was ending a losing run when winning at Killarney (2m1f, yielding to soft) in October; has nothing to fear from the conditions but balance of form suggests he'll be up against it from 2lb out of the weights.

20/1

Form: 5508-5 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Second in this last year (good to firm) when 7lb higher and took a step back in the right direction when fifth of ten here (2m6f) last time; however, he hasn't been at his very best this year and needs something extra.

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

6th

8

(2)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 5

15:50 Hamilton

The Navigator

8st 10lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Dianne Sayer

slowly away, held up in rear

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £100.00
Straight Forecast £85.60
Trifecta £334.00

Selections

The Times:

Bythesametoken

SPOTLIGHT:

Castel Gandolfo

RP RATINGS:

The Navigator

The Star:

Russian Virtue

POSTDATA:

Castel Gandolfo

WEST COUNTRY:

Castel Gandolfo

The Sun:

Castel Gandolfo

Telegraph:

Bythesametoken

The Guardian:

Bythesametoken

D Express:

Bythesametoken

Daily Record:

Bythesametoken

TOPSPEED:

The Navigator

Daily Mirror:

The Navigator