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17:45 Cartmel

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Well Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3199.84
  • 2m 6f 31y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Well Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £2.10

Form: PP48-5

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Maiden; unplaced all 11 hurdle starts but appeared to run better than he was entitled to when fifth in a Hexham maiden event this month; rather dodgy evidence, but Brian Hughes booked and a strict reading of that Hexham effort gives him a proper chance off this lowly mark.

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6th

10

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

14:50 Kelso

Strike Of Lighting

10st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

held up in rear, mistake 1st

4/1

2nd

9

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:00 Kelso

Strike Of Lighting

10st 7lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Won at Cartmel (2m6f, good) in May and seemed to find 3m1f too far there next time; also effective on soft ground; needs to perform better than when soundly beaten sixth behind Secret Secret at Cartmel (2m6f, good to soft) last time but not ruled out in view of his earlier form.

11/1

6th

8

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

15:30 Cartmel

Strike Of Lighting

10st 9lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Off the mark over C&D in May (well backed) and seemed to find extended 3m1f too far when third here next time; should again run well but this is a much hotter contest.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 456-2

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Limited promise in three juvenile hurdles (all at around 2m) but better when runner-up at Ffos Las 20 days ago when upped to 3m on handicap debut; could well improve again, though this is likely to demand a deal more.

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2nd

8

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Karavomylos

10st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Has won two of his last three and seemed to idle in the closing stages over C&D three weeks ago (second has won since); 4lb rise should be very manageable and, only a 4yo, there's scope for further progress.

11/4

1st

9

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

Karavomylos

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Improved form since switched to handicaps this season, including when rallying to prevail by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie, kept since) in June; fair third when 11-10 over C&D six weeks ago, which he needs to improve on in today's first-time headgear.

5/1

3rd

4

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Karavomylos

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Improved form since switched to handicaps this season, most recently when rallying gamely to prevail by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie) 23 days ago; drew clear with the runner-up there and is only 3lb higher here; won't mind if there's rain about; likely contender.

11/8

16/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: 3227U-

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Better known as a chaser now but was fifth to Benito over C&D last June; both career wins gained on soft so unlikely to get ideal conditions.

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3rd

5

6th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:18 Hexham

Cash Again

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

Touched off at Cartmel in June on final start for Ben Haslam; no wins since a 2m4f success here in March 2021 and all his form is at shorter so a bit to prove on stable debut.

8/1

2nd

7

30th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:05 Cartmel

Cash Again

11st 4lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

Ran well when third over hurdles here last month; better known as a chaser now so claims if he can transfer that latest effort; all four wins have come on soft ground so would appreciate rain.

6/1

Form: 4635-4

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; early days as a hurdler and two satisfactory races in handicaps, most recently when fourth at Kelso; trainer does well here and with the prospect of further improvement, this 6yo is shortlisted.

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4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:45 Cartmel

Wearelongterm

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Irish point winner; early days as a hurdler and two satisfactory races in handicaps, most recently when fourth at Kelso; trainer does well here and with the prospect of further improvement, this 6yo is shortlisted.

6/1

4th

1

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Wearelongterm

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

midfield on inner

9/1

5th

10

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Wearelongterm

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

Fourth in a hunter chase on his final run for Gordon Elliott; had two visits to Carlisle for this yard, running better the second time when beaten 12l into third in a five-runner novice (2m3f, heavy); still lightly raced and could improve for going into handicaps.

10/1

Form: 2950P-

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Latest two efforts have been lacklustre but he was touched off by Benito over C&D last June and is now 6lb lower; would ideally like some give in the ground but not dismissed given that run here last year.

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7

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Hungry Tiger

10st 11lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Best watched in this scenario on return from nine-month absence, having recorded his win last summer over 2m5f on good ground at Cartmel.

14/1

4th

3

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

16:00 Cartmel

Hungry Tiger

11st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

prominent

3/1

Form: 1/7P7-

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Two wins at 3m+ early last year; both of those on soft ground and not much since; wind surgery since latest outing; others more appealing.

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5th

4

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Don Brocco

11st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Dual winning hurdler; yet to score over fences, although was second over 4m here last month (heavy); rather disappointing since.

12/1

6th

13

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Don Brocco

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Ran well when second of five to Breeze Of Wind at Hexham (4m, heavy) on March 14 and subsequent run there may have come too soon; however, he's 0-8 over fences and 3lb out of the handicap today; others are more compelling.

20/1

4th

6

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Don Brocco

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

0-7 over fences but gave good account when second of five from out of the weights here (4m, heavy) last week and is effectively 2lb lower today; this drop back in trip won't be a problem; a possible.

5/1

Form: 64533- BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has finished third in all three visits here (each over C&D); likely to run well, but 1-53 career record.

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7

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:35 Ffos Las

Coup De Gold

10st 12lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

2-25 over hurdles when trained by David Thompson, the latter win gained at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in January; changed hands after respectable run in plating company in March; usual cheekpieces discarded on stable debut; interesting to see what Evan Williams can do with him.

9/1

Form: 27P32- CD

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

C&D winner (off 1lb lower) last June and best effort for current stable when second at Sedgefield latest (2m1f, heavy); ought to stake a claim back at a more suitable trip and good ground is fine as well.

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9th

6

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

19:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Benito

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Stays further with his wins coming at 2m3f and 2m6f; found disappointingly little for pressure last time at Cartmel but had wind surgery since then; dangerous to rule out off a competitive mark.

10/1

8th

4

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:45 Cartmel

Benito

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

C&D winner (off 1lb lower) last June and best effort for current stable when second at Sedgefield latest (2m1f, heavy); ought to stake a claim back at a more suitable trip and good ground is fine as well.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3654-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Maiden; unplaced in three novice hurdles but the initial effort, when sixth at Ayr, is quite decent form; opening handicap mark is fair on that basis and alarm bells will be ringing if the money appears.

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0

4

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

16:00 Cartmel

Bells Express

11st 7lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

towards rear

10/1

6th

9

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

15:21 Cartmel

Bells Express

10st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: James Moffatt

Runner-up in a point but unable to threaten over hurdles, including on handicap debut over C&D in May; soundly beaten when fifth in first-time tongue-tie (retained) on his first chase start here on Friday.

16/1

5th

4

30th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:05 Cartmel

Bells Express

11st 9lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Maiden; dropped out of contention on last month's handicap hurdle debut, having made a lot of the running; tongue-strap fitted for chasing debut and always hard to rule out stable's runners here.

8/1

Form: P233P-

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Three fair efforts earlier this year but pulled up latest and career record is 1-39; pulled up only previous start here.

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10th

12

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:45 Cartmel

Red Ochre

10st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Three fair efforts earlier this year but pulled up latest and career record is 1-39; pulled up only previous start here.

14/1

10

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle

Red Ochre

10st 5lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Chris Grant

towards rear

12/1

3rd

9

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Red Ochre

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Has returned from a break in decent form, placed twice over 2m3f at Wetherby (soft/good); every chance he will be thereabouts again but one or two others make more appeal for the win.

14/1

Form: 5P5P-U

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Only win came for Dan Skelton in January 2022; pulled up on stable debut and although not far behind the winner when falling at Perth 12 days ago (in a tongue-strap), that was a three-runner race.

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0

12

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

Colonel Manderson

10st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: William Young Jnr

Returned to form in first-time blinkers (retained since) to win at 33-1 at Hexham (2m7f, good) in September; pulled up there last month but the soft ground may not have suited and he's not discounted today.

20/1

0

4

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:10 Hexham

Colonel Manderson

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

Perked up by first-time blinkers when battling on well to cause 33-1 surprise over C&D (good) last month but today's slower ground is probably not ideal and it's hard to tell whether he'll be in the same mood again.

7/1

1st

5

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

Colonel Manderson

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

Southwell winner in January 2022 (for Dan Skelton) but unplaced in seven starts for this yard; blinkers on for the first time.

50/1

Form: PU925-

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

No win since September 2021 but handicap mark has tumbled in the last year, when he's mostly raced on unsuitably soft ground; fair effort on the Flat a week ago and he's now 13lb lower than when third over 2m1f here last July; one of two live candidates for yard.

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10th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Iolani

10st 9lb

J: Ben Smith

T: Miss A M Slack

Without a win since 2021 and patently not the force of old but proved he retains a modicum of ability when placed at Perth (2m, soft) last month, and today's better ground ought to be in his favour.

10/1

3rd

12

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Iolani

10st 7lb

J: William Maggs

T: Miss A M Slack

Veteran; has won ten of his 90 races, six of them over hurdles; hasn't been at his best on last few outings and a bit to prove now.

14/1

Form: 7PPP-0 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

No form for a long time and 12lb out of the handicap.

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11th

13

(3)

1st Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:00 Beverley

LEs Fremantle

9st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Michael Chapman

Sole success in 103 starts came over fences in 2018; no apeal.

100/1

10th

13

(7)

19th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:52 Catterick

LEs Fremantle

10st 7lb

J: Miss Aaliyah Bowers-Carter

T: Michael Chapman

Sole success came over fences in 2018; holds dismal claims on 2023 Flat/jumps form.

66/1

8th

11

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

LEs Fremantle

10st 2lb

J: Alison Clarke

T: Michael Chapman

Yet to add to his shock win over fences here in 2018 and has struggled to get competitive this year.

100/1

Form: 8084-8 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Two wins in Ireland, the second more than four years ago; not much to show in six runs for this yard, despite plummeting handicap mark.

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1st

11

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

The White Volcano

10st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

in rear

10/1

4th

12

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

The White Volcano

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

Poor strike-rate but returned to form when dividing Largy Train and Toombridge at Carlisle (2m5f, soft) two weeks ago; no certainty to build on that, mind.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £383.00
Straight Forecast £275.30
Tricast £4691.90
Trifecta £6332.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Benito

The Times:

Wearelongterm

RP RATINGS:

Strike Of Lighting

Daily Mirror:

Karavomylos

Telegraph:

Bells Express

TOPSPEED:

Coup De Gold

SPOTLIGHT:

Iolani

The Guardian:

Wearelongterm

POSTDATA:

Strike Of Lighting

D Express:

Benito

The Sun:

Benito

The Star:

Benito

Daily Record:

Benito