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Unibets Zero% Mission Summer Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £23764.5
  • 2m 0f 125y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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Unibets Zero% Mission Summer Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3-31V2 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Has been front-running and to good effect, winning well with the cheekpieces back on Fakenham and only just missing out Cartmel; up another 3lb and there's likely competition for the lead if recent tactics are persevered with, while softening ground wouldn't be ideal either.

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8th

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Too Friendly

11st 13lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Belatedly returned to the Flat 18 days ago and won a Class 4 2m handicap at Kempton; he's a five-time winner over hurdles and well suited by a quick 2m; Alex Chadwick's claim is welcomed off a challenging mark; respected.

12/1

1st

2

(1)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Too Friendly

10st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Owen

Five-time winner over hurdles including three last summer; placed in both starts on Polytrack (at Lingfield), but returns to the Flat for the first time since July 2021 and not quite sure what to expect.

5/2

6th

3

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Too Friendly

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: James Owen

Pulled up in the Greatwood at Cheltenham last time and needs to bounce back, but he'd previously done very well following his move to this yard in April, winning three times, and this 5yo shouldn't be written off.

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 452-15 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Runner-up 12 months ago off 3lb lower; could have done with the ground being quicker when behind Too Friendly last time at Cartmel and he won his previous race at Kelso (off 3lb lower); forecast rain is a negative.

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6th

5

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Castel Gandolfo

11st 5lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

25/1

8th

4

(8)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Castel Gandolfo

9st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Fergal O’Brien

dwelt start, in rear

5/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 4P-1F2 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Would have followed up his Warwick win (after wind surgery) at Bangor but for falling at the final flight and he was unlucky not to beat Manor Park at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good); heads here in form but his mark is on the rise and rain wouldn't be welcomed.

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8th

11

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Glorious Zoff

10st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

He's 8lb higher than when winning at Warwick (2m, good) in May but posted some good efforts in defeat in handicaps subsequently and ran as well as could be expected in a Grade 2 last time; each-way claims.

12/1

3rd

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

15:00 Wincanton

Glorious Zoff

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, headway after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

50/1

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8

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Glorious Zoff

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Seemingly revitalised by a wind op in early part of this season (unlucky not to complete a double) and has held his form well since but will probably find others in this field better handicapped.

20/1

6/1

Form: 2111 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Had some notable Flat form for Tim Easterby and has been much too good for inferior opposition in registering a hat-trick in minor hurdles for mares; one of the more interesting runners now handicapping off what should be a competitive mark; seems to go on most ground.

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1st

1

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

16:10 Stratford

Myristica

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Useful Flat racer who won three consecutive novice hurdles in May-June (all on good) and was creditable fourth in Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen (2m, soft) on handicap debut in July; no match for winner when second at Warwick (2m, good) a fortnight ago but remains of interest.

11/4

2nd

1

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Warwick

Myristica

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Useful Flat racer who won three consecutive novice hurdles in May-June (all on good) and was creditable fourth in Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen (2m, soft) on handicap debut in July; back in much calmer waters here and a major player.

13/8

4th

12

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Market Rasen

Myristica

10st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

prominent, pushed along and led 2 out

6/1

12/1

Form: 2-1112 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Joined Peter Bowen after winning selling handicap and went on to win two further Class 4 handicaps at Ffos Las (2m, good); winning streak came to an end when no match for an easy winner at Perth and this looks a big ask on the back of that defeat; 1lb out of the weights and rain wouldn't help.

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5th

7

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Gavin

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

held up in last, some headway before 3 out, no impression from 2 out, hung left before last, weakened run-in

12/1

6th

6

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Worcester

Gavin

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

No match for the thriving Max Of Stars at Stratford latest (2m, good), picking off a few late on but beaten 14l; down 1lb but could be he needs further charity more than he does this first attempt at 2m4f.

9/1

Form: 1226-4 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Three hurdle wins but most recent jumps victories came last summer over fences; returned from an absence on the Flat (well beaten) but then didn't get the clearest of passages back hurdling at Stratford; on a workable mark but needs goodish ground.

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5th

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Byzantine Empire

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: John & Rhys Flint

Versatile 7yo who showed useful form over hurdles and fences for Fergal O'Brien; makes stable debut from an attractive mark but was out of form when last seen in the autumn and is best on good/good to soft ground.

20/1

7th

1

3rd Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Byzantine Empire

12st 0lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Fergal O’Brien

Three-time hurdle winner (twice over C&D) who has dropped 2lb since respectable sixth in competitive Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen (2m, soft) in July; placed on the Flat since and sure to be suited by return to this track; one to consider.

5/1

Form: 123-1 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Very useful Flat winner who is 2-4 over hurdles after his successful handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good), which was fairly comfortable; up 4lb but retains plenty of potential for further progress; good ground ideal and has missed soft-ground engagements in the past.

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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

Form: 51-311 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Enjoys good ground so the forecast is worrying; a 6lb rise for his Warwick novice win (2m3f) looked harsh but it didn't stop him making a successful handicap debut at Worcester (2m4f) with a nice bit up his sleeve; has another 6lb to deal with over a trip he's not raced over since bumpers, but he's on the upgrade.

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7th

1

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:45 Cheltenham

Everyonesgame

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Three hurdle wins this season, the latest gained in Class 2 handicap at Worcester (2m4f, good) in June; below form on latest outing (reportedly unsuited by soft ground) and has to concede weight to all his rivals here but can make his presence felt.

25/1

8th

1

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Market Rasen

Everyonesgame

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

midfield, ridden and switched left after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

10/1

Form: 116-P8 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Seven wins last year (five in chases) but has looked out of touch since returning from 235 days away, over fences and hurdles; too much to prove.

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5th

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

19:30 Market Rasen

Clear The Runway

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

held up in last but in touch with leaders, ridden omitted 2 out, soon outpaced

9/1

5th

5

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

15:45 Uttoxeter

Clear The Runway

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

raced in last, mistake 4th, brief headway after 4 out

25/1

9th

2

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Market Rasen

Clear The Runway

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 4 out, pushed along 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

25/1

Form: 16-614 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won on his second outing for this yard at Worcester (2m, good) but rather typical of him to follow that with a lesser effort; due another good one but he's 1lb out of the weights and this strong a handicap demands his best yet.

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4th

2

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

12:35 Stratford

No Recollection

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

took keen hold, held up in rear but in touch with leaders last, weakened after 2 out

20/1

0

7

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

16:10 Carlisle

No Recollection

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

towards rear throughout, mistake 4th, reminders and struggling 5th

50/1

12th

1

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

No Recollection

12st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

towards rear on outer

16/1

12/1

Form: 413-V1 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Six-time hurdle winner, latterly when getting first run on Glorious Zoff at Newton Abbot two weeks ago (2m1f, good); 3lb rise sees him on a career high and Beau Morgan claimed 7lb last time; perhaps placed at best.

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5th

2

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Manor Park

11st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer, not fluent 3rd, weakened after 3 out

16/1

11th

7

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Market Rasen

Manor Park

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Brian Barr

towards rear, pushed along and some headway on outer 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

12/1

Form: 4P-111 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Not looked back since the blinkers went on, making it 3-3 (all over 2m on good ground which seems ideal) with something to spare at Hexham a month ago; up in grade here but on a roll, and Brian Hughes has a positive strike-rate for this yard.

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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

10th

2

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Belvedere Blast

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Won first three starts in blinkers and probably undone by combination of soft ground and a rise in class when pulled up at Market Rasen in July; stays this trip (C&D winner) and could well bounce back.

9/2

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Non-runners

Earth Company, Nibras Gold

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £683.00
Straight Forecast £611.50
Tricast £8086.50
Trifecta £6107.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Myristica

RP RATINGS:

Castel Gandolfo

The Sun:

Dancila

D Express:

Earth Company

TOPSPEED:

Gavin

Telegraph:

Belvedere Blast

The Guardian:

Manor Park

WEST COUNTRY:

Myristica

The Times:

Myristica

Daily Mirror:

Myristica

The Star:

Myristica

Daily Record:

Dancila

POSTDATA:

Castel Gandolfo

Daily Mail:

Castel Gandolfo