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Michael Foster Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4568.06
  • 2m 0f 48y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Michael Foster Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 84P-11 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Returned from break with two clearcut wins in blinkers at Market Rasen (both 2m, good) this month; evidently back in prime form, and promising 7lb claimer Dylan Johnston is enlisted to reduce his welter burden here; obvious contender.

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0

2

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

16:25 Huntingdon

Belvedere Blast

11st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

didn't jump well, held up in rear, mistake and pushed along 9th, not fluent 10th, mistake and eased 12th, slow jump and pulled up after 3 out

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 8048-5

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Yet to be placed after six runs for Iain Jardine this year but some positives can be taken from last month's Newcastle fifth (2m1f, good), and he continues to slip down the weights; tongue-tie fitted today.

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5th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Minella Youngy

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

raced in second, lost second after 9th, lost third and weakening before 4 out

33/1

1st

6

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

18:05 Kelso

Minella Youngy

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

raced in fourth, went third after 4th

9/2

3rd

3

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

Minella Youngy

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

Placed three times over hurdles this season and ran as well as could be expected on Flat debut latest; not out of this but well beaten only chasing attempt (final start in Ireland last December).

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: /0538-

Last run: 276 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

19-race maiden; not seen since third in a Flat seller in October and her record over hurdles is not compelling; tailed off when today's headgear combination was tried in 2021; others look much safer.

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2nd

10

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

Nastasiya

10st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Back from eight-month break with two good runs in today's headgear combination this season, more recently when third at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) last month; should cope if the ground is softer here; likely contender.

7/2

3rd

6

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Nastasiya

10st 11lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

A maiden after 20 runs but returned from eight-month layoff with good third at Hexham (2m, good; just behind Minella Youngy) in today's headgear combination three weeks ago, and is unexposed over this sort of trip.

11/2

Form: F47-53

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

A maiden after 12 hurdles starts and competes from 4lb out of the weights today but ran big race when third of 16 here (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago and ought to cope with today's drop back in trip.

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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

Form: 1265P-

Last run: 263 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles for Fergal O'Brien a year ago but was sold for £4,000 after running poorly in a chase in October and today's stable debut comes after a 263-day layoff; not the percentage call.

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5th

5

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Jessica Rabbit

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Susan Corbett

Won over hurdles for Fergal O'Brien a year ago but was sold for £4,000 after running poorly in a chase in October and today's stable debut comes after a 263-day layoff; not the percentage call.

16/1

6

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

16:40 Perth

Jessica Rabbit

11st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

2-29 over hurdles, with latest win last June over 2m4f off 4lb lower; pulled up on chase debut in September and this is her first run since sold out of Fergal O'Brien's for £4,000 in October; not the percentage call.

20/1

2

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:10 Sedgefield

Jessica Rabbit

11st 11lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear, pecked on landing 9th, pushed along before 2 out, mistake 2 out, soon outpaced and beaten, pulled up approaching last

3/1

Form: 4533-7

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Just a respectable seventh at Cartmel (2m6f, good) last month and career strike-rate now stands at 1-54 but his only previous run in cheekpieces was a creditable third at Sedgefield (2m1f, heavy) in April, and he's 2lb lower here; fine on good ground; considered each-way.

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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: /627-5

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Showed only minor promise in her three qualifying runs over hurdles (2m-2m4f) but her bumper form offers hope she can take a step forward on today's handicap debut; market may guide.

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10th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

17:15 Taunton

Sunshine Girl

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Won a 3m handicap off 2lb higher last summer but mostly well held in the meantime; makes stable debut after wind surgery and others are safer.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5572-1 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Five-time hurdle winner, most recently over C&D (good) last month; subsequent 5lb rise is probably enough to leave this 11yo vulnerable but at least we know he's in good nick.

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3rd

8

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

Pateen

11st 3lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Jessica Bedi

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went third approaching last, kept on

10/1

4th

7

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:18 Hexham

Pateen

10st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Record of 5-35 over hurdles showed that he can pop up now and then, as he did over C&D in May; has continued to run to form since that and could emulate his effort in this 12 months ago, when he finished second.

9/2

Form: /789-P

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Pulled up when 50-1 for recent handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m, good; race won by Belvedere Blast) and effectively 1lb higher from out of the weights here.

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9th

10

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Iheardupainthouses

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Paula Smith

Pulled up when 50-1 for recent handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m, good; race won by Belvedere Blast) and effectively 1lb higher from out of the weights here.

50/1

6

1st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

18:40 Market Rasen

Iheardupainthouses

10st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Paula Smith

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 5th

16/1

9

14th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

17:35 Sedgefield

Iheardupainthouses

10st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Paula Smith

Fair effort on debut in a bumper when trained by Gordon Elliott 12 months ago; third in an Irish point last October; beaten a long way in all three starts for this trainer.

50/1

Form: 9/6P-P

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

19-race maiden; struggled to get competitive in a chase here six weeks ago, his only run for Paul Robson, and is 10lb out of the weights for today's stable debut; doesn't appear to have much going for him.

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0

10

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Perth

Abouttimeyoutoldme

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Stuart Coltherd

Exposed maiden over hurdles who makes no particular appeal from 3lb out of the handicap.

33/1

10th

11

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Abouttimeyoutoldme

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Stuart Coltherd

19-race maiden; struggled to get competitive in a chase here six weeks ago, his only run for Paul Robson, and is 10lb out of the weights for today's stable debut; doesn't appear to have much going for him.

25/1

11

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:40 Hexham

Abouttimeyoutoldme

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Paul Robson

Unplaced all 13 hurdling starts for the Whillanses, pulled up when last seen a year ago; needs a big step forward on chase/stable debut.

25/1

Form: 4/3-

Last run: 206 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful Flat-racer who displayed minor promise in two slow-ground hurdles last year and landed a good prize when back on the Flat in April; could be on a very good mark for today's handicap hurdle debut.

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2nd

5

(6)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 2

14:52 Pontefract

Lightening Company

8st 10lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

Won this on last year's reappearance (good to soft); 0-8 since but he reappeared with a good third at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last month and there's every chance he'll be bang there.

6/1

3rd

6

(8)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:40 Doncaster

Lightening Company

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

Has done all his winning in the spring, most recently off just 2lb lower at Pontefract (1m2f, good to soft) on 2023 reappearance; this looks the time to catch him; interesting on seasonal debut.

12/1

Form: 9P0-7P

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Had some excuses and was not disgraced when seventh at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month but struggled when dropped back to 2m1f for weak selling handicap three weeks later; 12lb wrong here; blinkers added.

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12

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Diamant Sur Canape

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Ewan Whillans

Had some excuses and was not disgraced when seventh at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month but struggled when dropped back to 2m1f for weak selling handicap three weeks later; 12lb wrong here; blinkers added.

33/1

11

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:50 Cartmel

Diamant Sur Canape

10st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Unplaced all six hurdling starts but had some excuses and wasn't beaten that far on recent handicap debut at Kelso (2m5f); not out of this if suited by the drop back in trip; hood removed.

12/1

13

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

20:50 Hexham

Diamant Sur Canape

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

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Payout
Exacta £170.00
Straight Forecast £132.80
Tricast £2688.70
Trifecta £2934.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lightening Company

RP RATINGS:

Belvedere Blast

Daily Mail:

Minella Youngy

D Express:

Sunshine Girl

TOPSPEED:

Coup De Gold

Telegraph:

Jessica Rabbit

The Guardian:

Pateen

The Times:

Lightening Company

Daily Mirror:

Lightening Company

POSTDATA:

Belvedere Blast

The Star:

Belvedere Blast

Daily Record:

Belvedere Blast