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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4620.87
  • 2m 4f 28y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

Form: 3336-4 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner over 2m and shaped as though well worth a crack at today's trip when keeping-on fourth here 11 days ago; no surprise if he features.

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2nd

2

(3)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Ripon

Lord Caprio

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

1m6f course winner who arrives on the back of a 2m4f handicap hurdle win on Saturday; went close over C&D when 2lb lower last September (career best RPR) and good claims if back at that level.

9/4

1st

1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:40 Hexham

Lord Caprio

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Dual course winner over 2m and shaped as though well worth a crack at today's trip when keeping-on fourth here 11 days ago; no surprise if he features.

5/1

Form: 400P-4

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in first two handicaps but kept on well on well for fourth of 18 at Down Royal (2m1f, yielding; first-time tongue-tie) last month and has plenty of scope for further progress now back up in trip.

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3rd

11

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

15:25 Downpatrick

Chancer Dancer

11st 1lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

10-race maiden but has run well in handicap hurdles in Britain from higher marks this summer; only beaten 1l at Cartmel last month and can be in the mix again here for in-form yard.

7/2

4th

4

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

17:06 Cartmel

Chancer Dancer

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Noel C Kelly

Nine-race maiden; good second at Hexham in June (2m4f, good) but not as good since; can be free, so drop in trip no concern; bit to prove.

11/2

10th

13

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

15:50 Downpatrick

Chancer Dancer

10st 10lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield

10/1

Form: 4F47-5

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

0-11 over hurdles but ran quite well when fifth from out of the weights in first-time cheekpieces at Newcastle (2m7f, good) last month and is effectively 9lb lower here; can't be ruled out.

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2nd

6

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Bushmill Boy

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Longstanding maiden (0-21); form has dipped since twice finishing third at Carlisle and Uttoxeter (both 2m4f) late last year; first-time tongue-tie accompanies regular cheekpieces in pursuit of the breakthrough; look elsewhere.

16/1

9th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Bushmill Boy

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Third twice in a row in the autumn and has each-way claims on that form, but this 10yo is now 0-20 having been below par the last twice and needs to raise his game this afternoon.

12/1

6th

14

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Bushmill Boy

11st 1lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: David Thompson

0-19 under rules; best efforts have been at around 2m4f and he's shown he can be competitive from around this mark; each-way player.

10/1

Form: 7P5P-6

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on some of last year's Irish form but has been very disappointing for current stable since the autumn; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here.

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0

9

3rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:55 Southwell

Sight Nor Seen

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Put in fairly good front-running shift when fourth at Hexham (2m4f, good; first-time blinkers) last month but was pulled up when last in action and his overall profile remains unappealing; cheekpieces back on today; 2lb out of the weights.

33/1

0

12

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Sight Nor Seen

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mike Sowersby

Took big step back in right direction and put in fairly good front-running shift when fourth at Hexham (2m4f, good; first-time blinkers) three weeks ago but is effectively 4lb higher from out of the weights here and his overall profiles remains unappealing.

25/1

4th

13

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:40 Hexham

Sight Nor Seen

10st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Mike Sowersby

Very well handicapped on some of last year's Irish form but has been very disappointing for current stable since the autumn; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here.

33/1

10/1

Form: 2926-4

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Left disappointing British debut a long way behind when second at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) in March but two lesser efforts have followed and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

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1st

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

15:38 Wincanton

Royal Mer

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders, headway 4 out, going easily before 3 out, led just before 2 out, went clear approaching last, easily

2/1

1st

2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Royal Mer

11st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Has improved since going over fences this term, winning three times at up to 2m4f, latest off 6lb lower at Leicester (2m, soft); on a career-high mark but an obvious contender.

6/4

1st

3

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

14:50 Leicester

Royal Mer

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Pipe

Displayed a willing attitude when scoring over 2m4f here (soft; from a 4lb lower mark) in January, and seemingly undone by the extra yardage back here next time; chased home Noche Negra at Southwell last time (beaten 2.75l), so would have a chance of reversing those placings on 5lb better terms.

5/2

Form: 5846-F D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when sixth off much-reduced mark at Southwell (3m, good) in April but fell when last in action and some of his younger rivals have more appealing profiles.

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6th

9

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Just Call Me Al

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gillian Boanas

11yo who has been beaten on his last 16 starts and was inconsistent last year, but he was a good second at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last time and could be in the mix if backing up that performance.

13/2

2nd

6

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

12:25 Musselburgh

Just Call Me Al

10st 4lb

J: William Maggs

T: Gillian Boanas

Won off a much higher mark over fences at Sedgefield (2m3f, good) in January 2022 but he's drawn a blank since and has a mixed record over hurdles this year; may have needed the run at Kelso (sixth of 13) on his return last month but others are more convincing

10/1

Form: /756-6

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 25l when sixth of 12 on last month's handicap debut at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) but was quite badly hampered by a mid-race faller there and remains unexposed.

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7th

6

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:40 Hexham

Shantous Temple

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Pauline Robson

Beaten about 25l when sixth of 12 on last month's handicap debut at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) but was quite badly hampered by a mid-race faller there and remains unexposed.

20/1

6th

5

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Shantous Temple

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Pauline Robson

Shaped with promise on bumper debut; has not built on that effort but may well improve now handicapping; pedigree suggests he should have something to offer off this modest opening mark; shortlisted.

10/1

6th

6

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 4

13:20 Musselburgh

Shantous Temple

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Pauline Robson

Regressive RPRs in four runs (two bumpers, two hurdles); best watched.

50/1

Form: /86P-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Displayed first glimmer of promise when fifth here (2m, good to soft) last month and has a lowly mark for today's handicap debut but almost certainly needs to improve again; tongue-tie fitted.

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5th

14

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Blame Rose

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

Bolted up at Carlisle a month ago (2m1f, soft) but that race took little winning and she has a lot more on her plate here from well out of the weights.

25/1

1st

7

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Carlisle

Blame Rose

10st 8lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

made all, joined when not fluent 4 out

8/1

4th

13

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:30 Catterick

Blame Rose

10st 6lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

0-9 over hurdles; best run for a while when third from 4lb out of the handicap at Kelso on return from a break last month (2m5f, soft; first run after a wind op); off same mark here; interesting.

20/1

Form: 8034-6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

0-12 over hurdles in Ireland but signed off there with two very respectable runs in big-field handicaps this spring (3m/3m1f); cheekpieces removed for today's stable debut; should cope with the drop back in trip.

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8th

4

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

Female Approach

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Daragh Bourke

0-12 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and failed to make an impact on first two starts for new stable (2m4f/3m); first-time tongue-tie needs to make a big difference here; raced mainly on good ground.

20/1

0

3

3rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:55 Southwell

Female Approach

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

0-12 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and was safely held when ninth of 16 on last month's stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, good); clearly needs to do better here.

20/1

9th

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:40 Hexham

Female Approach

11st 13lb

J: William Maggs

T: Daragh Bourke

0-12 over hurdles in Ireland but signed off there with two very respectable runs in big-field handicaps this spring (3m/3m1f); cheekpieces removed for today's stable debut; should cope with the drop back in trip.

10/1

Form: P79F-9

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Showed some useful form on the Flat in Ireland but is 0-5 over hurdles for new stable this year; well beaten in 2m1f Newcastle handicap on latest outing in March; others have considerably less to prove.

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4th

10

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Ebendi

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Andrew Wilson

Returned to form when third at Perth (3m, good) last July; a seven-month absence does provide an excuse for his below-par run at Sedgefield last time but he'll need to leave that well behind to play a prominent role here.

25/1

8th

6

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Ebendi

11st 1lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Andrew Wilson

Returned to form when third at Perth (3m, good) last July; however, he's been absent since and will need to be at the top of his game on this return to action if he's to break his hurdling duck.

16/1

3rd

5

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:48 Perth

Ebendi

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Andrew Wilson

Some decent form on the Flat in Ireland but has offered little in six hurdle starts for his current yard, including in three handicaps (2m1f-2m4f); the longer trip may help but wouldn't bank on it.

40/1

Form: 67-9

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Unable to land a telling blow in three novice/maiden hurdles (2m-2m4f) this year but makes her handicap debut in a low-grade event and might get more competitive this time.

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4th

7

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

Turkey And Ham

11st 5lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Noel C Kelly

Always behind when 22-1 for handicap debut at Hexham (2m4f, good) two months ago; considered only if much stronger in the betting today; tongue-tie refitted.

16/1

11th

5

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:40 Hexham

Turkey And Ham

11st 7lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Noel C Kelly

Unable to land a telling blow in three novice/maiden hurdles (2m-2m4f) this year but makes her handicap debut in a low-grade event and might get more competitive this time.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3/31-0 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

In good form last spring, most notably when winning off mark 1lb higher than today's at Bangor (2m3f, good to soft); made low-key reappearance last month but has possibilities here if that run has brought him on.

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8

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Methusalar

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Back hurdling after five defeats over fences, though he was moving with purpose when departing late on at Sedgefield in November (2m3f, soft; first-time tongue-tie retained until now); has essentially become disappointing since winning over hurdles for Alan King.

12/1

3

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Methusalar

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter Bowen

0-4 for Peter Bowen since the autumn but was stalking the leaders before coming to grief at penultimate fence over C&D (soft) in November and didn't have the race run to suit his patient tactics when keeping-on sixth at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in December; can make his presence felt if first-time visor has positive effect.

9/2

Form: 6785-4

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Just a respectable fourth in refitted cheekpieces at Perth (2m4f, good) last month and now 0-5 over hurdles; recent 1lb drop not enough to tempt.

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5

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:35 Ayr

Sea Prince

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

prominent, not fluent 1st, mistake 2 out, soon dropped to rear, reminder after 5th, detached and no chance when pulled up before 7th

33/1

13

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Sea Prince

11st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Leonard Kerr

Pulled up off lowly mark in 2m2f handicap here on stable debut in December and now 0-8 over hurdles; not the most obvious answer.

50/1

0

5

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 5

12:25 Ayr

Sea Prince

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

held up in last

10/1

Form: 02U0-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Stayed on for second at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in the autumn and is unexposed over this sort of trip but suffered heavy defeat last month, after a layoff, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

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2nd

4

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:28 Hereford

Mactavish

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

towards rear but in touch with leaders

7/1

3rd

6

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Mactavish

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Matt Sheppard

Comes here after two Hereford wins (both 2m5f, good) this autumn and is evidently in prime form but he needs to prove he can handle today's forecast slower ground.

11/2

Form: 7P6-38

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Belied 200-1 odds when keeping on for modest third in 2m novice here last month and wasn't beaten far when eighth over that trip on subsequent handicap debut but others appeal more all the same; tries a new trip today.

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0

5

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Comeonrita

10st 3lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

always behind

25/1

12

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:40 Hexham

Comeonrita

10st 9lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

Belied 200-1 odds when keeping on for modest third in 2m novice here last month and wasn't beaten far when eighth over that trip on subsequent handicap debut but others appeal more all the same; tries a new trip today.

33/1

8th

9

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

20:50 Hexham

Comeonrita

10st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jonathan Haynes

Not a natural jumper and questionable what she achieved when a remote third in a novice here 17 days ago; goes handicapping with plenty to prove.

20/1

Form: 44-9

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Fair stayer on the Flat for Ralph Beckett last year (albeit a maiden) but safely held when 80-1 for last month's handicap hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) and clearly needs to do better here.

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7th

10

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:22 Market Rasen

Miss Blennerhasset

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Bit better for the cheekpieces when an 8l third over 2m4f here (good) four weeks ago; not sure to build on that and probably needs to.

16/1

3rd

10

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:55 Market Rasen

Miss Blennerhasset

10st 11lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Some fair form at staying trips for Ralph Beckett but it's been a modest start over hurdles and low-grade handicaps are more her scene; cheekpieces are new.

50/1

5th

8

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:10 Market Rasen

Miss Blennerhasset

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Fair stayer on the Flat for Ralph Beckett last year (albeit a maiden) but hasn't shown a great deal over hurdles for new stable this year; pulled up in 2m4f Hexham handicap three weeks ago and effectively on same mark from out of the weights here.

33/1

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Selections

The Times:

Lord Caprio

SPOTLIGHT:

Chancer Dancer

RP RATINGS:

Just Call Me Al

WEST COUNTRY:

Royal Mer

D Express:

Female Approach

Telegraph:

Methusalar

The Star:

Chancer Dancer

Daily Record:

Chancer Dancer

POSTDATA:

Just Call Me Al

The Guardian:

Lord Caprio

Daily Mail:

Lord Caprio

Daily Mirror:

Lord Caprio

The Sun:

Lord Caprio