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Bet Boost At bet365 Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Bet Boost At bet365 Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: P074-5 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Managed to score just once for Dan Skelton; record for current stable isn't totally solid but latest effort hints that a revival may be on the way; current mark is very handy based on peak form.

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1st

2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Ambassador

11st 11lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

Triple hurdle winner in early part of last season (2m-2m2f), the last twice for Micky Hammond; back on a good mark now but has fitness to prove after 169-day absence and would appeal more on good ground.

8/1

8th

5

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 5

15:53 Doncaster

Ambassador

11st 9lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

Not disgraced on Flat last week; 2-4 over hurdles for current stable, the wins gained over 2m at Uttoxeter and 2m2f at Kelso; has stamina to prove at this new trip.

10/1

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10/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 214-84 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Stratford (2m, good) last September; best effort since when fourth at Newton Abbot (2m1f; wore hood) on latest start and has frame possibilities if repeating that form.

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7th

6

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Turpin Gold

11st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Robert Stephens

Over 17l behind Gerard Mentor when a weakening eighth at Exeter (2m2f, good to firm; first run after wind op) 12 days ago but didn't run badly there and has become quite well handicapped on his summer form; promising 7lb claimer enlisted today; could have a say.

16/1

8th

5

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Turpin Gold

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

Stratford novice winner last September; no striking improvement since then but was 6l down when falling late on at Newton Abbot the final time; had wind surgery; could go well.

20/1

0

4

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:27 Newton Abbot

Turpin Gold

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Robert Stephens

Has not progressed from his Stratford novice win a year ago but was second off today's mark at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in July and didn't run badly over C&D 11 days ago; has the services of Brian Hughes today; each-way claims at least.

12/1

33/1

  • Place: £6.10

Form: 787-78 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 9yo who is on a three-year losing spell and has a doubt over current form having been soundly beaten in two races (2m4f) for new yard; drops back to 2m for first time since 2021.

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Verdict Starting price

13th

10

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Bentham

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sara Ender

took keen hold, led narrowly

16/1

5th

5

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

17:06 Cartmel

Bentham

11st 7lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Sara Ender

Ex-Gavin Cromwell; fair efforts in cheekpieces behind Ambassador at Uttoxeter on last two starts; more needed.

12/1

4th

4

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:45 Uttoxeter

Bentham

11st 8lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Sara Ender

led early, headed and prominent 2nd

14/1

Form: 3P/8/3

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner and placed over hurdles for previous yard; showed clear signs of retaining his ability at Fakenham (2m, good) four weeks ago when back from long absence and making debut for Richard Newland; possibilities if building on that effort.

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0

3

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Huntingdon

Sir Canford

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Kept on resolutely to open hurdling account at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in July, his third start for Richard Newland; only 1lb higher now but form has dipped alarmingly since; headgear switched in bid to perk him up.

20/1

0

4

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Sir Canford

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

Ground it out at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in July on his third run back from a long absence and it could be that Cartmel never suited a month ago; only 4lb higher than for that recent win, but others may have more up their sleeves.

10/1

9th

1

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

15:30 Cartmel

Sir Canford

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

Third start back from a long absence when scoring over 2m4f at Uttoxeter last month; form of that race might be suspect but he may well be capable of better and he's only 4lb higher; acts on soft and in the shake-up.

10/1

Form: 16P-31 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Has a record of 2-4 in handicap hurdles and one of the defeats can be excused; strode clear in the closing stages for an 8l success at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) most recently and looks open to further progress at this level; shortlisted despite 10lb rise.

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5th

5

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:20 Bath

Vin Rouge

9st 7lb

J: George Downing

T: Seamus Mullins

Last raced on the Flat in 2022, when seen to best effect over 2m on AW; while there have been two wins over hurdles since, his latest start in that sphere (last October) was a heavy defeat and there is a great deal for him to prove on ground softer than good.

33/1

Form: 843-32

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden who has shown encouraging form this year, most recently a solid second at Ffos Las (2m4f, good; winner was on middle leg of hat-trick) where he travelled very nicely into contention; turn looks near and he's respected back down in distance.

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4th

4

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Cumhacht

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced after 3 out, headway when hampered by faller 2 out, stayed on run-in

6/1

4th

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Cumhacht

11st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Rebecca Curtis

towards rear

10/1

5th

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:10 Worcester

Cumhacht

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Rebecca Curtis

Has the ability to win races of this nature but he is 0-10 and let one slip through the net at Ffos Las in June (2m4f, good), having tanked through the race; more place money on the cards but others might see things out with more gusto.

8/1

Form: 2365-P D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Flat/hurdles winner for Alan King; didn't live up to market expectations at Stratford (2m2f) on debut for new stable, having pulled too hard; however, may settle better with hood now added and current mark is very workable; one to consider.

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7th

4

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Worcester

Rafiki

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Two runs for this yard; pulled up on Stratford debut (favourite) and well beaten (behind Turpin Gold) at Uttoxeter latest; aids left off and Harry Cobden takes over but deal to prove on recent evidence.

20/1

7th

4

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Rafiki

11st 10lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Flat/hurdles winner for Alan King; didn't live up to market expectations at Stratford (2m2f) on debut for new stable, having pulled too hard; however, may settle better with hood now added and current mark is very workable; one to consider.

8/1

0

2

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:40 Stratford

Rafiki

11st 12lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: James Owen

Dual AW winner who made a successful start over hurdles here last June (2m); however he achieved little in handicaps subsequently and left Alan King for £11,000; hard to assess on debut for new yard with tongue-tie fitted.

4/1

Form: 7P63-P CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in the Newton Abbot race won by Vin Rouge and remains an inconsistent sort; won off this mark over C&D last July but looks far from guaranteed to repeat that performance.

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7th

9

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

12:32 Fontwell

African Sun

10st 2lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

always behind

25/1

Form: 83P-86 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Similar profile to African Sun, having gained sole success over C&D last July; far from certain to repeat that form, having achieved little (over fences/hurdles) this year.

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9th

14

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Neil Mulholland

Similar profile to African Sun, having gained sole success over C&D last July; far from certain to repeat that form, having achieved little (over fences/hurdles) this year.

25/1

6th

8

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a 2m handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter last summer (effectively off this mark) and he ran some fair races over fences in the latter part of 2022; he hasn't gone with much enthusiasm in two runs this spring though and reverts to hurdling with something to prove.

12/1

8th

7

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Won over hurdles last summer (2m, good) and was second on chase debut at Plumpton (2m3f, good) in September but dropped out tamely at Plumpton last month, after a break, and needs to prove his wellbeing here.

11/2

Form: 15/P5-

Last run: 376 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 9yo; absent for just over a year but he's nicely treated and the booking of Harry Cobden is another plus on return to action; sole win (2m3f, good) came off this mark; market support should be heeded.

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7th

3

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Jakamani

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Mark Bradstock

disputed lead, weakened 2 out

20/1

0

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Jakamani

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mark Bradstock

Lightly raced 9yo; absent for just over a year but he's nicely treated and the booking of Harry Cobden is another plus on return to action; sole win (2m3f, good) came off this mark; market support should be heeded.

16/1

9

30th Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Taunton

Jakamani

11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Mark Bradstock

Only 4lb higher than when making all at Fontwell (2m3f, good; by 8l) in September but his subsequent efforts read nothing like as well; bit to prove.

20/1

Form: /306P-

Last run: 144 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden who has been with three yards already; has achieved little since handicapping and holds weak claims on debut for fourth stable (remains with same owner).

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8th

10

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Kracquer

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Lightly raced for his age, with best effort in a 2m maiden hurdle two years ago; tried cheekpieces on latest start and blinkered today; down the weights but it's hard to make a solid case.

33/1

7th

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:05 Market Rasen

Kracquer

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Lightly raced 9yo; mainly modest form but not disgraced when 24l sixth of ten in a Uttoxeter handicap (2m, good to soft) in July when last seen out; cheekpieces are now tried; 5lb out of the weights but could play a part.

40/1

6th

6

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:45 Uttoxeter

Kracquer

11st 3lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Eight-race maiden for four different yards and he's struggled at big prices in his four handicaps; didn't get very far over C&D on his return four weeks ago and can only be watched until he shows some positive signs.

40/1

Form: P048-1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Showed improvement for first-time tongue-tie in Southwell handicap (2m, good) last month, opening his account; has low mileage and may well build on that win; now 4lb higher in a deeper field but is unexposed and looks one for the shortlist.

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1st

10

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Tonto Foley

10st 3lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

prominent, led 4th, went clear after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, mistake last, kept on well run-in

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £790.00
Straight Forecast £741.40
Tricast £14521.20
Trifecta £13557.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Vin Rouge

SPOTLIGHT:

Cumhacht

Daily Record:

Tonto Foley

POSTDATA:

Turpin Gold

WEST COUNTRY:

Ambassador

Telegraph:

Jakamani

The Star:

Andapa

D Express:

Cumhacht

The Times:

Vin Rouge

Daily Mirror:

Vin Rouge

The Sun:

Vin Rouge