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William Hill Cumbria Crystal Cup Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £18548.69
  • 2m 6f 31y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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William Hill Cumbria Crystal Cup Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 44-513 CD BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Battled hard when overcoming adversity to have the measure of City Derby over C&D (Class 4, good; from a 3lb lower mark) in May; just about matched that level of form in defeat at Newton Abbot (third) earlier this week; shouldn't be discounted on return to Cartmel; stablemate of Songo.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

8

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:20 Haydock

Pyramid Place

10st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Syd Hosie

Trained in 26-race hurdles career by Milton Harris, best when coming from off the pace to land the Silver Trophy at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last month; ran creditably at Plumpton latest but needs to hit a new high on this first attempt beyond 2m6f.

40/1

5th

3

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

14:37 Plumpton

Pyramid Place

11st 6lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Posted career-best performance when coming from off the pace to land valuable prize at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last month and is now 7-25 over hurdles; respected.

3/1

1st

15

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 2

16:15 Chepstow

Pyramid Place

10st 13lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Picked up a valuable prize at Cartmel in July (2m6f, heavy) and again ran well to be third at Newton Abbot on ground that was perhaps on the lively side; quite exposed now, though, and most of these aren't.

20/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 2104/5

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Progressive during the 2021-22 campaign, and was an easy winner at Haydock (3m, soft; from a similar mark) in December 2021; hasn't seen much action since wind surgery in early 2022; perfectly entitled to strip fitter for a recent Uttoxeter run (fifth of eight; beaten 15.5l).

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3rd

3

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 48y

Class 2

16:25 Sedgefield

Jesuitique

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Five-time hurdle winner who has produced solid performances in defeat on his first two chase starts (3m, good/soft); interesting contender now up in trip for trainer who has a good record in this race.

4/1

3rd

4

19th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Uttoxeter

Jesuitique

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Lost out only by a nose in quite valuable handicap hurdle at Cartmel (2m6f, heavy; also suited by good ground) in July but was no match for the easy winner when second on last month's chasing debut at Stratford (3m, good) and needs to build on that performance.

4/1

2nd

2

21st Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

18:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Jesuitique

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2nd, went second after 4th

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 845-11 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Right at the top of his game when registering back-to-back wins at Worcester (2m7f) and Huntingdon (3m1f); given a short two-month break, and claimer ridden on return to action (which effectively negates a 7lb rise); should handle these softer underfoot conditions on the basis of historic form.

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8th

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Judicial Law

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Last three wins on good ground but has won on soft and heavy; off 12 weeks, creditable fifth of ten at Newbury (3m, heavy) in February, fading only from the last; the cheekpieces he wore to good effect in the autumn return now and his yard's good record in this affords him plenty of respect.

7/1

5th

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Judicial Law

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Three good-ground wins last year (2m7f-3m2f) and fine second of 20 at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft) in October; below par at Cheltenham (3m, soft) in November last time out and perhaps he wants better ground, but he's shown promise on soft/heavy in the past and is not ruled out after a break.

9/1

Form: 515-22 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Struck at Wetherby (2m5f Class 4, good to soft; from an 8lb lower mark) in April, and has been running over C&D since; runner-up to Pyramid Place (penultimate) and caught on the line by Didtheyleaveuoutto latest; should give another decent account despite continuing to rise in the weights.

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8th

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

City Derby

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Safely held on all three starts since returning from a break in January but didn't run badly at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) on latest occasion; sure to appreciate today's ease in grade and will be suited by the move back up in trip; well worth a second look.

14/1

9th

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:32 Carlisle

City Derby

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

in touch with leaders in centre of group, hit 4th

33/1

8th

7

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

City Derby

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Uncharacteristically below par at Musselburgh recently when back from 100 days off; however, he was running consistently well prior to his break and he's not written off.

12/1

Form: 68-777

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

With Joseph O'Brien when winning a good-quality handicap at Killarney (2m1f, good) in May 2022 but lost his way since; has slipped steadily down the weights for this yard without threatening a revival.

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5th

1

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Celestial Horizon

12st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Dual Flat (at up to 1m6f) and dual hurdles winner (at up to 2m1f) when trained in Ireland; well beaten in all nine starts for this trainer and plummeting in the handicap; new headgear now tried (has won in blinkers); watching brief advised unless market vibes strong.

9/1

8th

6

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 3

17:00 Sedgefield

Celestial Horizon

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Haslam

His mark continues to tumble and he's worth a market check, but he was pulled up in summer 2022 on his final three runs for Joseph O'Brien and his struggles have continued for this yard.

16/1

Form: 98-981 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on the Flat at Pontefract in April (2m5f); bounced back from a couple of lacklustre hurdles efforts when getting up to pip City Derby (Alqamar third) over C&D (Class 4; good to soft) three weeks ago; still feasibly weighted from a 3lb higher mark, and one of three for JP McManus.

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6th

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Didtheyleaveuoutto

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Haslam

Continues to drop down the weights and he didn't run badly when fifth of eight at Kelso (2m6f, soft) last month; one to watch in the betting but this 11yo needs to raise his game to return to winning ways.

16/1

5th

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:55 Kelso

Didtheyleaveuoutto

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Won a Cartmel handicap (2m6f, good; wore cheekpieces) off this mark last July; in with a chance when taking a heavy fall two out here (3m2f, good) in September but he's not fired in his last two runs; has something to prove again and he's ideally suited by quicker ground.

20/1

Form: 070-53 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Posted three course wins (2m1f, good; favourite each time) in 2021, before finding life tough last year; has slipped back down the weights and fared much better when third (beaten 5.5l) to Didtheyleaveuoutto and City Derby over C&D last time; rates as the clear pick of the James Moffatt pair.

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7th

1

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:30 Sedgefield

Alqamar

12st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Hasn't won since landing a four-timer at around 2m in the summer of 2021 (good/good to soft); well handicapped now and should fare better over this trip and on better ground (too soft on his two most recent runs); couldn't rule out.

9/1

0

5

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

17:36 Cartmel

Alqamar

10st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Moffatt

held up in rear, jumped slightly left 3rd, detached before 7th

6/1

7th

11

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 3

15:25 Cartmel

Alqamar

11st 3lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

prominent, mistake 5th

12/1

Form: 2/6-12

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Easy winner at Hexham (2m4f Class 3, good; from a 6lb lower mark) penultimate; outpaced and didn't hit top gear until late when runner-up back there subsequently, so this extra yardage could suit; most proficient on good ground, but did win on heavy back in 2020.

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3rd

3

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

13:25 Doncaster

Glinger Flame

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

11yo who returned in April from a long absence and has looked as good as ever the last twice with wins at Kelso (2m5f, good) and Ayr (3m, good to soft); could play a leading role once more.

4/1

1st

4

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

13:42 Ayr

Glinger Flame

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, staying on 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, led inside final 110yds, won going away

4/1

1st

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

17:50 Kelso

Glinger Flame

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, smooth headway and went third before 2 out, soon going best, shaken up to lead but hung left before last, ridden clear run-in

13/2

Form: 5F-3P1

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Travelled strongly when scoring with authority on return to hurdling at Newton Abbot (3m2f Class 4, good) last month; competes from a 5lb higher mark (a joint career high) on softer ground in a more competitive race, but there was plenty to like about that success; a noteworthy candidate.

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7th

3

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 3

19:50 Fontwell

Name In Lights

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, mistake 5th

14/1

3rd

6

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:30 Newton Abbot

Name In Lights

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

pressed leader, not fluent 3rd, led with one circuit to go, not fluent 4 out

10/1

9th

6

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 3

15:25 Cartmel

Name In Lights

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent

8/1

Form: 23-115 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won two of his first three for Mark Walford, in maiden and novice events, but dropped out tamely at Hexham, with nothing obvious arising; questionable stamina for new trip back in a handicap.

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9th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Carrarea

11st 7lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

Won twice in novice company at Market Rasen for Mark Walford last spring but left that yard after some lesser efforts and struggled (albeit on heavy ground) on last month's stable debut.

66/1

7th

6

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Carrarea

11st 6lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

in touch with leaders

50/1

6th

1

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Carrarea

9st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Mark Walford

Useful hurdler, winning twice for this yard in the summer (well short of his best the last twice); blew the start in one Flat run for Emmet Mullins in Ireland 426 days ago; not easily recommended.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 35662-

Last run: 87 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Placed for the second year in succession at the Punchestown festival when a luckless second of 25 on stable debut in the Adare Manor Series Final (2m4f, yielding); higher in the weights off a three-month absence on first British start; the booking of 7lb claimer Dylan Johnston should assist.

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9th

11

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

Bread And Butter

10st 8lb

J: Mr Oliver Boyden

T: Olly Murphy

Very creditable second of 25 at Punchestown festival (2m4f, yielding) on stable debut last April but seems badly to have lost his way since; big leap of faith required to support him at present.

33/1

5th

5

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

11:45 Haydock

Bread And Butter

11st 7lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Useful effort on yard debut at Punchestown in April (2m4f, yielding) but moderate runs have outweighed his good ones since and he again finished remote at Huntingdon last month; has dropped a long way in the weights but doesn't look in a position to capitalise just yet.

33/1

11th

2

25th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:13 Huntingdon

Bread And Butter

11st 13lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Very creditable second of 25 at Punchestown festival (2m4f, yielding) on stable debut in April but generally very disappointing since; leap of faith required to support him here.

20/1

Form: F0P3-U

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

No win since taking a Tramore maiden (2m5f; soft to heavy) on New Year's Day 2021; left Henry De Bromhead for £6,500 in May; was making some headway from off the pace when unseating his rider at the third-last flight over C&D in May; stablemate of Alqamar.

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0

3

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

17:50 Kelso

Minella Escape

10st 9lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

in touch with leaders on outer, went second after 8th

33/1

0

4

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 3

15:25 Cartmel

Minella Escape

11st 12lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: James Moffatt

in rear, fell 1st

33/1

4

29th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

Minella Escape

11st 6lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

in rear

25/1

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Non-runners

Johnson's Blue, Songo

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £392.00
Straight Forecast £281.00
Tricast £1123.20
Trifecta £1750.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Judicial Law

SPOTLIGHT:

Name In Lights

The Times:

Songo

Daily Mirror:

City Derby

D Express:

Bread And Butter

POSTDATA:

Pyramid Place

TOPSPEED:

Judicial Law

WEST COUNTRY:

Judicial Law

Telegraph:

Judicial Law

Daily Mail:

Judicial Law

Daily Record:

Judicial Law