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  • 1m 7f 171y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 54-74

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Two AW wins last December (for George Boughey); tends to be too keen, as was the case when she finished fourth over C&D last Tuesday; Harry Cobden booked but this looks a much stronger contest.

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2nd

5

(8)

4th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 104y

Class 6

18:25 Yarmouth

Vision Of Hope

9st 4lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Simon Pearce

Two Flat wins (1m4f, AW) in 2022 and two hurdle wins (2m, good) last year; went close off 1lb higher at Wolverhampton in February but she's been vulnerable under both codes in both runs since; now returns to 1m4f on the Flat but others are more persuasive.

10/1

4th

5

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Vision Of Hope

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Simon Pearce

Two handicap hurdle wins at 2m on good but her finishing has let her down in three most recent attempts, the latest for new yard in November; kept to the AW since and reservations back hurdling.

16/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 9P09-1 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Heavy defeats in her first two handicaps but, fitted with a tongue-strap for the first time, justified strong market support in decisive style at Worcester on Friday evening; 7lb penalty in a better race but hard to ignore.

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6

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Bluebella

11st 6lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tom Lacey

Tongue tied first time when winning by 6l at Worcester (2m, good) last May; better form in defeat since but it was not one of her peak efforts when upped from 2m4f to 2m7f at Uttoxeter last time.

6/1

5th

6

19th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Bluebella

11st 3lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

held up in rear, hit 4 out, some headway before 3 out

5/1

3rd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:50 Uttoxeter

Bluebella

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Much improved in four starts since a tongue-strap was fitted; every chance when falling at the final flight at Worcester six weeks ago and viable option assuming no ill effects from that.

7/2

12/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6613-P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Only 1lb higher than when winning at Plumpton last month; fair third at Stratford next time before not appearing to stay nearly 3m when pulled up at Uttoxeter; not out of this on the earlier effort and has good ground form.

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7th

7

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Embolden

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Clare Hobson

Yet to make any further progress since his winning handicap debut at Plumpton (2m1f, soft) last April and raced lazily in rear before eventually staying on for third there (2m, good to soft) last month; others preferred.

13/2

3rd

10

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Embolden

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Clare Hobson

Didn't fire at Lingfield last month but made the frame three consecutive times (once over C&D) in September/October and is now 4lb lower than when winning here (2m1f, soft) in April; can't be ruled out.

8/1

7th

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Embolden

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

not fluent 3rd, awkward jump 2 out

6/1

Form: 224/2- D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

First start since December 2021 when runner-up at Southwell a month ago; more exposed than a few but repeat of that effort definitely puts him in the picture.

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1st

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:08 Fontwell

Fort De LOcean

11st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Michael Roberts

No longer the force of old but returned from long absence with two pleasing efforts in the spring, more notably when second at Southwell (2m, good to soft) on first occasion; back from another three months off here but still considered.

4/1

4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Fort De LOcean

11st 10lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Michael Roberts

held up in rear

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 630-11 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Two easy wins this month and this 8yo may have more to give, having been absent for two and a half years before starting out for Fergal O'Brien three months ago; 9lb above the winning mark but obvious appeal.

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5th

1

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Kingfast

12st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, wandered around 2nd

11/4

1st

2

15th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:15 Southwell

Kingfast

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

travelled strongly, prominent

5/4

1st

3

12th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Kingfast

11st 9lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Safely held on all three starts since returning from mammoth absence for new yard in February; perhaps ran better than bare form suggests on last two occasions but will need to see this race out much more strongly.

8/1

Form: 642-

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Pick of three hurdle attempts when runner-up to a subsequent winner at Wincanton last month; has since scored over 1m4f at Wolverhampton; opening handicap mark looks very fair and this in-form performer is shortlisted.

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9th

5

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Alkhattaaf

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

midfield, headway 5th, soon cajoled along, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out

6/1

6th

3

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Alkhattaaf

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

midfield, pushed along after 5th

3/1

1st

8

(6)

29th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alkhattaaf

9st 5lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Chris Down

prominent

7/1

Form: 76443- D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Yet to win for this yard in seven attempts but the best of those was his third at Southwell last month (not far behind Fort de L'Ocean); more needed for another win but entitled to be in the mix.

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1st

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:30 Sedgefield

For Three

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Four-time hurdle winner on good/good to soft; made the frame on all three starts for new stable in the autumn, and the form of his close second over C&D (soft) in November reads very well; back on a sound surface today and will be a danger to all if ready to roll after five-month break.

3/1

4th

7

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

For Three

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

On a 15-race losing run but he went close on last month's stable debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) and was a fair fourth there (2m1f, soft) last time; every chance he'll be thereabouts in this weak-looking race.

11/4

Form: P549P- D

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Only win came in January 2020; pulled up when last seen over hurdles four months ago and no great shakes in chases since.

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8th

10

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Megalodon

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

raced in second

66/1

10

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:05 Exeter

Megalodon

10st 2lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Paul Henderson

Only 9l away when first-time blinkered at Ludlow (2m, good) but wasn't half as good next time, though he did make a mistake five out; could make an impression off this mark if putting his best foot forward.

12/1

9th

12

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:50 Southwell

Megalodon

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

Not disgraced in first-time blinkers at Ludlow 12 days ago and may be capable of another decent effort in the retained headgear; however, sole win remains in a hurdles race three years ago.

25/1

Form: 22566-

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Flat winner in 2015 but 0-14 as a hurdler; runner-up twice last summer but unplaced both starts this year; not disgraced in the latest, from out of the handicap, though limited appeal in this field.

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8th

8

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Diamond Joel

10st 2lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Sarah Hollinshead

taken down early, in touch with leaders, outpaced and dropped to last before 3 out, soon lost touch

50/1

9th

8

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Diamond Joel

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah Hollinshead

in touch with leaders

33/1

11

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Diamond Joel

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Won on the Flat in 2015 but is 0-14 over jumps; placed three times off lowly marks last spring but struggled on chasing debut in February and looks up against it from 10lb out of the weights today.

25/1

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