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Brit Direct Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Brit Direct Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 074-51 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has a patchy profile but he recorded his second hurdle win when landing a C&D handicap (good) for Martin Keighley 26 days ago; 6lb higher on this stable debut but that was a comfortable success and he remains well treated on best hurdles form; another bold bid could be on the cards.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

4th

1

(2)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ambassador

9st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

pushed along early, in rear, on outer from 3f out, went fourth under 2f out, soon no extra

12/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 3-P911 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

His last three wins have been over C&D including under Lewis Stones in his last two starts (heavy/good to soft); escapes a penalty for his comfortable win in a conditional jockeys' handicap last week and he's a strong contender in his hat-trick bid.

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12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Rock On Tommy

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Exposed 9yo who has a major question mark over current form and enough to prove back up in grade (raced mostly in Class 5); opposed.

33/1

14th

16

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Rock On Tommy

10st 12lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Back-to-back wins at Uttoxeter last summer (heavy/good to soft), the latest off 2lb higher; however, last year did not end well and was no better back from a break two weeks ago.

16/1

13th

12

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Rock On Tommy

11st 3lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Won two in a row at Uttoxeter last summer (heavy/good to soft) but looked badly out of sorts when last seen in the autumn and needs to have been refreshed by 135-day break.

20/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 3P7-52 CD BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

7yo who is not easy to predict but his last win came off this mark at Southwell (2m, good to soft) last June and he returned to form with a creditable second behind Rock On Tommy over C&D last week; meets his old rival on similar terms here but he has each-way claims again.

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0

5

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

14:35 Ludlow

Ten Past Midnight

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Four-time hurdle winner (2m-2m4f); ran quite well when fourth at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in September and probably didn't get the trip when below that form over 3m last month, but his sole chasing attempt in 2022 did not go well (jumped poorly, pulled up).

11/2

6th

7

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Ten Past Midnight

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Four-time hurdle winner at up to 2m4f; good effort when fourth of 12 at Southwell (2m4f, good) three weeks ago and is suited by slow ground but today's test may tax his stamina; refitted cheekpieces replace visor.

7/1

4th

8

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Ten Past Midnight

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Twice placed during July at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft), a course he always runs well; does have form elsewhere and has won over this longer trip, so brings fairly solid credentials.

8/1

Form: 87-783 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 9yo; ran respectably when third over C&D (cheekpieces added) last time but was 13l behind Ambassador in that race and his last success was three years ago; down the list.

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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

16/1

Form: 0/8P83

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Far third in a Southwell handicap (2m, good) 25 days ago but that took his record to 0-35 and this veteran is hard to predict; others preferred.

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5th

8

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Naasik

10st 3lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: John Norton

0-37 but he's been placed in two of his last three starts, including when a 5l third at Stratford (2m, good) 14 days ago; on unchanged mark and he could be in the mix again.

11/2

3rd

10

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Stratford

Naasik

10st 4lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: John Norton

Has the odd bit of placed form but he's a 10yo with a record of 0-36; taken on.

16/1

5th

10

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:45 Uttoxeter

Naasik

10st 3lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: John Norton

Far third in a Southwell handicap (2m, good) 25 days ago but that took his record to 0-35 and this veteran is hard to predict; others preferred.

16/1

Form: 306P-U

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 87522/

Last run: 468 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Five-time Flat winner but he's 0-10 over hurdles; finished runner-up in two hurdle handicaps last spring but he returned from a lengthy absence with a tailed-off effort at Lingfield (1m4f, AW) two weeks ago; has something to prove after that and this looks tough back in this sphere.

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3rd

6

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:55 Newton Abbot

Ascot Day

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

led, went clear after 2nd, short of room when headed before 2 out, weakening when hit last

20/1

7th

11

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:27 Newton Abbot

Ascot Day

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Five-time winner on the Flat but 0-11 over hurdles; back from long absence with two heavy defeats this summer (Flat/hurdle) and 3lb out of the weights today; has a lot to prove.

33/1

7th

8

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:45 Uttoxeter

Ascot Day

10st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Five-time Flat winner but he's 0-10 over hurdles; finished runner-up in two hurdle handicaps last spring but he returned from a lengthy absence with a tailed-off effort at Lingfield (1m4f, AW) two weeks ago; has something to prove after that and this looks tough back in this sphere.

16/1

Form: 09-325

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Struggled in bumpers in first two starts but he's shown promise in maiden hurdles this summer, including when second of four at Fakenham (2m, good) on his penultimate run; this well-related 5yo still has potential for top yard and he's an interesting contender on handicap debut.

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7

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

18:00 Hereford

Thorpeness

11st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Rob Summers

Went backwards for Dan Skelton; offered little for his new yard last time, back from a second round of wind surgery, when said to have suffered with his breathing and been unsuited by soft ground; is hard to recommend.

100/1

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Warwick

Thorpeness

11st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Rob Summers

took keen hold, held up in rear, jumped left 1st, short of room 2nd

25/1

Form: 456P/

Last run: 681 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner for Mark Johnston but he showed very little in four hurdle runs for this yard in 2021; still only a 5yo but he has a lot to prove after 681 days off.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:45 Uttoxeter

Andonno

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Dual Flat winner for Mark Johnston but he showed very little in four hurdle runs for this yard in 2021; still only a 5yo but he has a lot to prove after 681 days off.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6245-

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Fair dual Flat winner (1m/1m4f) on soft/heavy ground; has not really lived up to market expectations in his four hurdle runs for current yard but it's still early days in this sphere and he's a possible improver now switched to a handicap.

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11th

17

(12)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Greatness Awaits

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ben Pauling

Dual soft-ground winner (2021 and 2022) who, fit from hurdling, has run respectably over 1m6f/2m in his three starts back on Flat this spring; needs to find a bit extra again.

16/1

4th

2

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Nottingham

Greatness Awaits

10st 0lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Ben Pauling

Dual soft-ground winner who, fit from hurdling, has recorded respectable fifths over 1m6f at Chelmsford in recent weeks; not dismissed back on turf with ground conditions to suit.

6/1

5th

4

(9)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Greatness Awaits

9st 10lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Ben Pauling

Dual soft ground winner who finished behind three of these when fifth of 16 over C&D 15 days ago, albeit being bumped and stumbling in the home straight wouldn't have helped; not dismissed, especially if aided by the switch to blinkers.

7/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rock On Tommy

WEST COUNTRY:

Ten Past Midnight

Daily Mail:

Ambassador

Telegraph:

Bentham

The Star:

Ten Past Midnight

RP RATINGS:

Rock On Tommy

POSTDATA:

Rock On Tommy

The Times:

Rock On Tommy

The Guardian:

Rock On Tommy

D Express:

Rock On Tommy

Daily Mirror:

Rock On Tommy

The Sun:

Rock On Tommy

Daily Record:

Ambassador