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John Matthews Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 0f 125y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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John Matthews Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 6/50-

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner in Ireland and there was minor promise in three maiden hurdles there; could strip fitter for his recent Flat spin (stable debut) and Brian Hughes is booked for his handicap debut in this sphere.

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9th

4

(9)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Adamaris

10st 0lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Campaigned mostly over hurdles since joining Adrian Keatley; was booked for second-place (at best) when taking a late fall at Southwell three weeks ago; switches back to the Flat in a newly applied visor; was previously effective on the AW at Dundalk, but difficult to know what to expect.

9/1

0

1

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:48 Southwell

Adamaris

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Won a Market Rasen handicap (2m, good) on his second run for this yard and was a close second there (soft) next time; his form cooled at Perth (2m4f) 19 days ago but he didn't seem to get home at that new trip and has leading form claims back in a 2m novice; respected.

9/4

6th

2

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

17:06 Perth

Adamaris

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Ex-Irish; two good hurdle runs over 2m at Market Rasen for present yard (good/soft), the latest with cheekpieces back on; not a certain stayer on first run at 2m4f.

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 3-13 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Flat winner who won a maiden at Huntingdon (2m, good; tongue-tie joining hood) and perhaps Fakenham failed to float his boat when a well-held third in a handicap there; should run better here.

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8th

7

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

17:41 Ludlow

Sisterandbrother

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat-racer who has taken pretty well to hurdling this year; denied clear run when close third (just behind Nibras Gold) off today's mark at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in July but not seen again since and today's forecast slower ground may not be ideal.

7/1

3rd

3

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:20 Newton Abbot

Sisterandbrother

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

held up in rear, not fluent 3 out

7/2

2nd

8

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Sisterandbrother

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Flat winner who won a maiden at Huntingdon (2m, good; tongue-tie joining hood) and perhaps Fakenham failed to float his boat when a well-held third in a handicap there; should run better here.

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 4338-3 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner in 2021 and as good when pretty consistent in defeat last year; however, she ran very flat on her stable debut at Worcester a month ago when beaten 25l in a four-runner race.

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4th

1

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Pillar Of Steel

12st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

taken down early, held up in rear, headway before 3 out, briefly went second 2 out, weakened gradually run-in

4/1

6th

3

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Pillar Of Steel

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: James Evans

Bang there in her last three runs for Henry Oliver, all 2m handicaps on goodish ground; difficult to call her well handicapped but entitled to give her running once more.

3/1

3rd

4

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

15:18 Southwell

Pillar Of Steel

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Henry Oliver

Came good for Henry Oliver at third attempt, keeping on well to prevail against own sex at Stratford (2m, good to soft) last month; 5lb rise demands a bit more from her but the faster ground will also suit.

7/2

Form: 4P3-61 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

All out to gain his breakthrough win at Southwell (2m, good) but a 4lb rise isn't the end of the world and he should face similar conditions here.

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10th

8

25th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:13 Huntingdon

Allbetsoff

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Three hurdle wins this season, most recently when making all to beat a subsequent winner in C&D (good) claimer three weeks ago; recent 5lb rise demands a career best on this handicap return, though.

7/1

1st

2

5th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

12:30 Huntingdon

Allbetsoff

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

made all, faced challenge 2 out, ridden after last, went clear again final 110yds, kept on well

11/4

Form: 572-18 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

His fifth win over hurdles when successful at Hexham but he was nothing like so good back there three weeks ago; an 11yo now and others appeal more.

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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

3rd

5

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

16:36 Cartmel

Pateen

11st 7lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

raced slightly wide, in touch with leaders

8/1

6th

7

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

20:00 Market Rasen

Pateen

11st 1lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Five-time hurdles winner at up to an extended 2m1f, though can stay further; another perfectly solid effort at Perth latest (trainer-ridden) and was still up to defying a low-90s official mark last summer; chance.

6/1

Form: 21225- D BF

Last run: 271 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Consistent mare who looked over-handicapped last autumn after paying the price for her Bangor win; Charlie Maggs's claim is therefore welcomed but she's been off since October.

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0

3

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:50 Hereford

Simply Red

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

The tongue-tie and cheekpieces combination worked a treat for two wins at Bangor in August (2m, good) and she wasn't far away from bringing up the hat-trick; again raced keenly at Market Rasen but couldn't get away with it in that Class 2 event; likely strong pace here will help her and capable of being in the thick of it.

12/1

6th

7

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

16:30 Market Rasen

Simply Red

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

In good form recently, winning twice in tongue-tie and cheekpieces combination at Bangor in August (2m, good) before finishing 1.25l second to Enthused (3lb worse off) at Uttoxeter last time (2m, good); should go well.

6/1

2nd

6

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 2

16:10 Uttoxeter

Simply Red

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Took form to new level when fitted with a tongue-tie last month, winning twice at favourite track Bangor (2m, good); moves up in grade here but further progress is certainly not out of the question; has won on good to soft ground and seems to handle soft fairly well.

7/2

Form: 31635- D

Last run: 263 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Only 2lb higher than for his Uttoxeter win last September (2m4f, good) and went close at Worcester the following month; has a big run in him, though he trailed in last on the Flat ten days ago following a break.

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9th

11

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Seaborough

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Ended a long losing run when scoring off 5lb higher at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last autumn but he's struggled this year and has been pulled up at Doncaster and Market Rasen this month; has a lot to prove again and can only be watched.

50/1

0

7

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:30 Market Rasen

Seaborough

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

always behind

33/1

0

12

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 5

15:53 Doncaster

Seaborough

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Well exposed 8yo who has a modest strike-rate; holds poor claims on 2023 form (Flat/hurdles); opposed.

40/1

Form: 9PP-95 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Successful during his days with Nicky Henderson but not shown much in cheekpieces for present yard.

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0

10

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Chasamax

10st 11lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Never lower in the weights but he's nothing like the force of old and remains opposable.

66/1

10th

12

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Worcester

Chasamax

10st 11lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

With a new yard this year and nowhere near his old form; dropped 24lb in the process but does not look the percentage call.

66/1

0

5

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Chasamax

11st 7lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Very well handicapped on form shown for Nicky Henderson but generally very disappointing for current stable since the spring; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

40/1

Form: 7P4PP- C

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Signed off for Olly Murphy on a downer and he's failed to complete either run for current yard; tongue-tie added but he's readily opposed.

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9th

3

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Lets Have Another

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Signed off for Olly Murphy on a downer and he's failed to complete either run for current yard; tongue-tie added but he's readily opposed.

100/1

11

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Lets Have Another

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Last of four finishers in 2m Fakenham claimer for Olly Murphy last month and struggled when back in a handicap for recent stable debut (3m1f); drops back in trip here; not the obvious answer.

50/1

5

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Lets Have Another

11st 8lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Clare Hobson

Won twice over 2m4f in small fields at Market Rasen (good/good to soft) last year; similar form in a claiming hurdle one month ago but needs career best to take this; reverts to the cheekpieces he wore twice before blinkered on last two starts; has since changed hands and left Olly Murphy.

25/1

Form: /249-2

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

0-7 but he's getting there and was only denied on the post at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) two months ago; looks a player off 4lb higher.

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10th

6

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Saturday Song

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

0-7 but he's getting there and was only denied on the post at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) two months ago; looks a player off 4lb higher.

6/1

2nd

12

11th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

16:00 Huntingdon

Saturday Song

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Looked promising when keeping on well for second in Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good to soft) in January but both subsequent handicap runs (2m3f/2m5f) have been underwhelming; still has plenty of time to do better but others appeal more here.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: /6-061 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Entitled to win a small-field seller at Uttoxeter for Noel Kelly (2m, good to soft), his first win over hurdles; could be vulnerable with top weight back in a handicap.

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7

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Supposedtobe

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Peter Bowen

Won four-runner selling hurdle for an Irish stable last summer and was also success on the Flat for Peter Bowen a few weeks later; absent since a poor Flat run last August, though, and has never raced on ground slower than good to soft/yielding.

25/1

6th

1

(4)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 209y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Supposedtobe

10st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

in rear, outpaced over 3f out, weakened from 2f out

9/1

5th

4

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:20 Newton Abbot

Supposedtobe

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4 out

11/2

Form: /0P/6- D

Last run: 398 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner for Johnny Farrelly in 2020; returned from layoff with two poor runs for Richard Hawker and, while he showed more on his debut for this yard, that was over year ago now; new trainer could yet get him going again.

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0

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Sehayli

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: L J Morgan

in touch with leaders, mistake 6th, dropped to last 9th, weakened after 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

20/1

0

10

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:05 Ludlow

Sehayli

10st 2lb

J: Miss Ellie Mayo

T: L J Morgan

Modest strike-rate of 3-33 and doesn't arrive here in convincing form; others preferred.

40/1

7th

5

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:30 Kelso

Sehayli

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

held up in rear

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £547.00
Straight Forecast £456.80
Tricast £5338.60
Trifecta £11350.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Allbetsoff

SPOTLIGHT:

Saturday Song

Daily Mirror:

Sisterandbrother

The Times:

Adamaris

WEST COUNTRY:

Chasamax

Telegraph:

Allbetsoff

The Star:

Allbetsoff

Daily Record:

Allbetsoff

The Sun:

Sisterandbrother

TOPSPEED:

Saturday Song

POSTDATA:

Saturday Song

D Express:

Adamaris