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Scone Estates Stone Of Destiny Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 2m 0f 47y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Scone Estates Stone Of Destiny Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: -31V21 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Progressive over hurdles with cheekpieces this summer, last time gaining his second win of the year in a valuable handicap at Market Rasen (2m, soft) when beating Castel Gandolfo (now 3lb better off) by 1.5l; up 5lb; should run well again.

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

10th

14

(8)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Too Friendly

8st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: James Owen

Seen far more often over hurdles (winner on varied ground); has lost his way in that discipline but he was a smooth 2m winner on the Kempton AW in March on his only Flat start since 2021; 4lb higher today but could have more to offer in this sphere and is one to consider.

18/1

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

6/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 6-4321 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Two sound efforts in C&D handicaps on last two starts (good ground); this looks tougher but each-way chance.

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

5th

2

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Well Planted

12st 0lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Didn't run great here in September (final hurdle run) nor on his return to the Flat last month; runs this track well as a rule but would prefer drier ground.

12/1

5th

7

(5)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Well Planted

8st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: R Mike Smith

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 52-152 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Kelso winner in May (2m, good to firm); has since finished behind Too Friendly at both Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) and Market Rasen 2m, soft), though good second on latter track and now 3lb better off for 1.5l; chance.

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

8th

15

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Castel Gandolfo

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Soundly beaten by a few of these when sixth of 18 at Cheltenham (2m1f, good) last month but it wasn't a bad performance and he's run really well when runner-up over C&D on his two previous visits to Haydock (good/good to soft); on a competitive mark and not ruled out each-way.

33/1

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

Form: 35-11 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

1m6f AW Flat winner; progressive over hurdles having won two novice events at Uttoxeter on his last two starts (2m, good to soft/heavy); has stiffer task here.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

14th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:15 Huntingdon

Liverpool Knight

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, pressed leaders after 3 out

9/2

1st

5

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

16:30 Market Rasen

Liverpool Knight

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Two 2m novice hurdle wins on heavy/good to soft at Uttoxeter in July (creditable second there last time); fourth at Perth on only previous run in a handicap (2m, good) and closely matched with third-placed Castel Gandolfo on that form; interesting.

7/1

Form: 112-55 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Decent hurdler at up to 2m4f, but not at his best last two starts (heavy ground against him last time); on a fair mark but best on good/ good to firm so wouldn't want rain.

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3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Southwell

Finisk River

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

11yo who was inconsistent across his five runs last year and returns from some time off today; however, he was runner-up at Bangor (2m7f, good) last September and his claims will be boosted if he's on good ground.

12/1

7th

1

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

Finisk River

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Sent up in trip at Bangor (2m7f, good) in September and returned to form with good second; best recent form on good ground; could be involved.

11/2

Form: P2-300

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Winner on the Flat (1m3f) and over hurdles (2m2f) for Francois Nicolle in France on going ranging from good to very soft; cheekpieces back on but hasn't run up to form for this stable in France on last three starts and comes here with a bit to prove.

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

6th

7

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 2

15:20 Perth

Dexter

10st 5lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Winner on the Flat (1m3f) and over hurdles (2m2f) for Francois Nicolle in France on going ranging from good to very soft; cheekpieces back on but hasn't run up to form for this stable in France on last three starts and comes here with a bit to prove.

25/1

Form: 6F2P-F D

Last run: 103 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Patchy form over fences for Philip Hobbs last season; dual winner over hurdles in 2021, and quite interesting with hood and tongue-tie tried on first run for new trainer providing rain stays away (non-runner on soft in Too Friendly's race at Market Rasen last time).

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Verdict Starting price

0

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 2

15:20 Perth

Earth Company

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick Neville

Patchy form over fences for Philip Hobbs last season; dual winner over hurdles in 2021, and quite interesting with hood and tongue-tie tried on first run for new trainer providing rain stays away (non-runner on soft in Too Friendly's race at Market Rasen last time).

10/1

8

8th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

13:45 Worcester

Earth Company

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Dual hurdle winner in 2021; seemed to be getting his act together over fences when second of four at Taunton (2m, soft) in January but was no match for the winner there and has since performed poorly.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £153.00
Straight Forecast £144.10
Trifecta £408.00

Selections

The Times:

Liverpool Knight

SPOTLIGHT:

Too Friendly

TOPSPEED:

Well Planted

WEST COUNTRY:

Castel Gandolfo

Daily Mail:

Liverpool Knight

D Express:

Liverpool Knight

The Sun:

Liverpool Knight

Daily Record:

Liverpool Knight

POSTDATA:

Well Planted

RP RATINGS:

Too Friendly

Telegraph:

Too Friendly

The Guardian:

Too Friendly

The Star:

Too Friendly

Daily Mirror:

Castel Gandolfo