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Andy Blight And His Amigos Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6889.18
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Andy Blight And His Amigos Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 123-

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Musselburgh winner on stable/hurdle debut but didn't really build on that in two subsequent novices; handicap debut and interesting to see how he fares in the betting against stablemate Valentino Dancer.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Market Rasen

Dancila

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, midfield, dropped to rear before 5th, headway after 3 out, ridden and weakening when mistake 2 out

9/2

1st

3

7th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

14:25 Newton Abbot

Dancila

11st 10lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Musselburgh winner on stable/hurdle debut but didn't really build on that in two subsequent novices; handicap debut and interesting to see how he fares in the betting against stablemate Valentino Dancer.

15/8

4

29th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:05 Sandown

Dancila

11st 5lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Useful Flat-racer; created pretty good impression on stable/hurdle debut at Musselburgh (1m7f, good) in February but has been held in two subsequent novice hurdles (both on good to soft) and will need to up his game to win a race this competitive on his handicap hurdle debut; tongue-tie added.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 626-42 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Most consistent and only just failed to gain a first success since April 2022 when touched off at Warwick two weeks ago; likely to be in the shake-up again and deserves another success.

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3rd

2

(3)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Coolnaugh Haze

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: James Owen

in touch with leaders, outpaced but went third inside final furlong, no match for first two

10/1

7th

7

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Coolnaugh Haze

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: James Owen

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

12/1

5th

2

(5)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

16:05 Southwell (AW)

Coolnaugh Haze

9st 9lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

soon disputed lead, lost position 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

11/4

Form: /5414- D

Last run: 219 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Last October's Stratford win came after four months off, so an absence since the end of that month might not be a great concern; sound surface suits so she is hard to rule out; has made the running successfully.

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2nd

4

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Sedgefield

Aliomaana

11st 3lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

raced in third, chased clear leader after 5th, no impression when mistake 2 out, kept on

9/2

3rd

4

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 3

15:40 Stratford

Aliomaana

10st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

led, pressed winner when headed after 1st, not fluent 5th, awkward jump 6th, lost second approaching last, kept on run-in

6/1

4th

3

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

16:30 Newton Abbot

Aliomaana

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Well beaten at Stratford latest (favourite) but made a bad mistake early in that race and ground also softer than ideal; generally consistent and will go close if able to show her best.

9/2

Form: 114P- D

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Two novice wins last autumn but tailed off at Kempton in December and pulled up on handicap debut soon after; soft ground was a plausible excuse for those but absence since is a concern; this mark shouldn't be beyond him on Flat form and he can play a part if all's well.

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6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

19:00 Hereford

Throne Hall

11st 10lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Wide-margin Flat winner under Brodie Hampson at Doncaster (1m4f, soft) in March but he laboured badly under a penalty after; has had more of a break this time and should be well treated back hurdling even though this career has seen more troughs than peaks since two wins in late 2022.

14/1

3rd

3

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Throne Hall

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Goes well at Doncaster where he perhaps handled the testing conditions better than his rivals when storming to a 10l success there last week (1m4f); clearly a strong contender under a penalty if as good again, and he's the only runner with some recent match practice.

8/11

Form: 4F9-62 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at Bangor last month on return from a break but different story when narrowly denied at Ffos Las a week later (four ran, hurdles in home straight omitted); that gives hope but this looks a tougher race; cheekpieces back (0-4 in previous attempts in them).

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6th

8

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Just The Man

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Has C&D form; not ruled out from a handicapping viewpoint but losing run has lasted nearly two years and all best efforts on good ground.

16/1

10th

13

(9)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Just The Man

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Placed twice over hurdles in 2023 (absent since July); not seen on Flat since 2022 and it's a very long time since his last success under this code; others preferred.

33/1

5th

2

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

16:00 Newton Abbot

Just The Man

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: John O’Shea

Not as good as he was but handicapped accordingly now; posted sound effort when third over C&D (good) ten days ago and is an obvious contender if in similar form again; best on good ground.

6/1

Form: 13125/ CD

Last run: 411 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Good form in competitive handicaps in the second half of 2021 but hasn't been seen since finishing tailed off 14 months ago; cheekpieces missing for this return but no surprise to see him bang on the premises.

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3rd

8

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Warwick

Valentino Dancer

10st 8lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Quirky customer who tends to idle when in front and had almost stopped to a walk before holding on to win three-runner chase at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last month; remains on a workable mark, though, and can make his presence felt; has had wind surgery since last time.

5/1

1st

2

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 3

15:07 Newton Abbot

Valentino Dancer

11st 4lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

raced in second, led going best 2 out, went clear approaching last, idled inside final 110yds

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Payout
Exacta £65.00
Straight Forecast £73.40
Trifecta £415.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Coolnaugh Haze

POSTDATA:

Dancila

WEST COUNTRY:

Just The Man

SPOTLIGHT:

Valentino Dancer

TOPSPEED:

Coolnaugh Haze

The Times:

Coolnaugh Haze

Telegraph:

Coolnaugh Haze

The Guardian:

Coolnaugh Haze

The Sun:

Coolnaugh Haze

The Star:

Coolnaugh Haze

D Express:

Dancila

Daily Mirror:

Dancila

Daily Record:

Dancila

Daily Mail:

Just The Man