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William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5096.16
  • 3m 2f 105y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 3-7332

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner who is beneath last summer's winning mark and he would have been closer at Uttoxeter but for a late mistake; solid claims.

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7th

1

6th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

Lelantos

12st 0lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Nicky Henderson

Game winner over Newton Abbot's 3m2f (good) and was running well when unseating late on at Southwell; handles most ground and is entitled to be in the mix.

5/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 50/212 CD BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Bang there in all three handicaps (3m-3m2f) since returning from an absence, with the win coming here (beating Rubys Reward and Danzini); didn't look straightforward when going down narrowly at Stratford and she's 4lb higher for this.

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2nd

5

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Worcester

Saxon Queen

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Has her quirks but she's finished bang there in all four handicaps over hurdles at 3m+; only 2lb higher than for latest near miss at Newton Abbot and just a question of what she'll make of fences and cheekpieces.

3/1

2nd

12

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Saxon Queen

10st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Peter Bowen

midfield

6/1

2nd

11

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:52 Stratford

Saxon Queen

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Lightly raced; went close at Ffos Las on her return from a long absence and went one better in a three-runner handicap at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good); just 2lb higher and may well have more to offer.

2/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 17P-73

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

In good form last year but that campaign ended on a low note and wouldn't get too excited about his close third behind Saxon Queen and Rubys Reward in a field of three over C&D in June when he needed cajoling along in new headgear (tongue-tie/cheekpieces); now turns to a visor.

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6th

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

17:15 Taunton

Danzini

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Keiran Burke

Would have found the ground too soft when pulled up in this last year after a similar break; can be quirky and wore cheekpieces and a visor (together with tongue-tie) when close up on her final two runs; wears just a tongue-tie this time and has a big run in her off this mark.

10/1

3rd

11

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Danzini

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

in touch with leaders

16/1

3rd

3

7th Jun 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

16:10 Newton Abbot

Danzini

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Keiran Burke

led, cajoled along from 4th, reminder after 8th, reminder after 9th, ridden when faced challenge after 3 out, pressed leaders when headed before 2 out, short of room and hampered approaching last, kept on

8/1

Form: 3-6323 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Placed plenty of times but remains a maiden and has been no threat to the principals in his last three outings, namely a handicap chase and two maiden hurdles; beginning to frustrate.

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5th

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Fortunate Fred

11st 10lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

not fluent 4th, mistake 5th, not fluent last

8/1

6th

5

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Fortunate Fred

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

14-race maiden but often thereabouts and seemed to try hard enough when going down by only 2l at Newton Abbot the final time (3m2f, soft); versatile tactically and unlikely to be far away.

7/2

Form: 232212

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won comfortably at Worcester (2m7f, good) and, after an 8lb rise, was only 2l away over C&D despite being hampered more than once; developing into a reliable stayer at this trip.

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3rd

7

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Jack The Farmer

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nigel Hawke

mounted in chute, taken down early, in rear

9/1

0

3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Jack The Farmer

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won readily by 11l at Worcester (2m7f, good) in July and has remained in good form since, losing out only by a nose at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) last month; needs to prove he's effective on soft ground, though.

6/1

2nd

3

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Jack The Farmer

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nigel Hawke

Won readily by 11l at Worcester (2m7f, good) in July and has posted two good efforts in defeat at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) since; also suited by this C&D and ought to make his presence felt again; handles good to soft ground but unproven on anything slower.

5/1

Form: 90P-15

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Back from a break to win over 2m4f at Worcester (good) but then well held when fifth at Southwell; has stamina to prove over this far.

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4th

6

19th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:52 Wincanton

Bensini

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Winning hurdler who has finished runner-up in both chase runs and might have won at Southwell last time (2m4f, good) but for a late mistake; the cheekpieces tried there appeared to work; soft ground would temper enthusiasm.

2/1

2nd

7

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Bensini

10st 11lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Opened hurdling account with hard-fought success at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July, after a break, and made good start to chasing career when second at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last month; can pose a threat if the addition of cheekpieces has any positive effect.

11/2

2nd

2

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

16:10 Fontwell

Bensini

11st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Opened account with hard-fought hurdling success at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July, after a break, and both subsequent runs were perfectly respectable; has a significant role to play if he takes well to fences on today's chasing debut.

4/1

Form: 44-212 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Pipped by Saxon Queen here in June before finishing first and second in 2m7f handicaps at Worcester (in this headgear latterly); fully entitled to be involved once more.

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5th

4

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

17:15 Plumpton

Rubys Reward

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Debra Hamer

midfield

6/1

0

9

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Rubys Reward

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Debra Hamer

Came good for Debra Hamer with ready win at Worcester (2m7f, good) in July and has finished second over that C&D twice since; probably still on a workable mark and should be fine on today's slower ground; shortlisted.

6/1

Form: 37-544

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden who didn't entirely convince with his stamina for this far when fourth at Stratford, finishing behind Saxon Queen.

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3rd

11

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

13:44 Wincanton

Testflight

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sue Gardner

13-race maiden; often attracts good market support but weakened quickly when joint-favourite for chasing debut at Stratford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago and is effectively 2lb higher today; interesting to see whether his supporters wade in again.

12/1

6th

6

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

15:40 Stratford

Testflight

10st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

0-9 over hurdles; ran well for a long way when fourth here (3m2f, good) in July but was soundly beaten over that trip at Newton Abbot the following month; drops back to 2m3f for this chasing debut.

10/1

66/1

Form: 3PP3-P

Last run: 93 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Maiden over hurdles and his three thirds don't amount to much; pulled up on chase debut when last seen in May; 4lb out of the weights.

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9th

10

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

0-16 under rules and 0-20 overall; struggled from early stage on chasing debut in May and well beaten on both subsequent hurdling starts; 1lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over.

20/1

10th

16

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jimmy Frost

towards rear, outpaced and struggling before 3 out

33/1

9th

15

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Foillmore

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jimmy Frost

prominent

66/1

Form: PP-447 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Potentially on a good mark but his struggles continued at Bangor last time with the cheekpieces back on; unconvincing.

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10th

5

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Ernesto

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

midfield

16/1

7th

5

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Ernesto

11st 5lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Ian Williams

Lurks on a very dangerous mark even before Daire McConville's useful 8lb claim is considered but has been out of form this year and needs to turn a corner; visor replaced by cheekpieces; tongue-tie removed.

8/1

Form: 5P94-3

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle for Willie Mullins; 0-11 for current yard but returned from three months off to finish close up over C&D last month (just behind Jack The Farmer) and that was only his second run in blinkers.

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0

15

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:45 Exeter

Wearapinkribbon

10st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Helen Nelmes

Third in July but out of form in his two starts since and he's 14lb out of the handicap for this first run for four months.

66/1

0

10

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:45 Newton Abbot

Wearapinkribbon

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Helen Nelmes

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly after 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (usual 4 out)

66/1

11th

9

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Wearapinkribbon

10st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

prominent

10/1

Form: 27-52P

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Chasing hasn't gone to plan and when second here in June only three finished; has brighter prospects on his hurdling exploits, having finished runner-up in three successive handicaps (1m7f-3m2f) earlier this year.

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9

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

19:10 Fontwell

Seymour Promise

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Had very mixed record last season but was reportedly better suited by the drying ground when ending that campaign with clear-cut win at Taunton (2m7f, soft) four weeks ago; contender if in the right mood again.

4/1

1st

10

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Seymour Promise

10st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up to progressive winner off this mark at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) in January but good performances have been scarce this season, and he's now 0-21 having struggled the last twice.

12/1

Form: 5U47-4 D

Last run: 93 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner over hurdles but has been out of form in this sphere for a while now and was no better on a return to fences in May; too much to prove.

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0

9

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Ratfacemcdougall

10st 9lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: D J Jeffreys

Prolific winner but seems in no form at the minute and was 40-1 when pulled up at Newton Abbot.

25/1

0

2

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Ratfacemcdougall

12st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: D J Jeffreys

held up in rear, reminder 4th

20/1

4th

7

21st May 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:35 Stratford

Ratfacemcdougall

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Seven-time winner over hurdles but has been out of form in that sphere for a while now and his record over fences in 2019 (four attempts) was not convincing; very well handicapped, but needs to turn a corner.

12/1

Form: P6-144 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won over 3m2f on the chase course here in May when only 2lb lower but hasn't backed that up and now returns to hurdling (1-10); others preferred.

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9

24th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

17:50 Taunton

Shortcross Storm

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Both chase wins have come on good ground at Newton Abbot, over 2m and 3m2f; 4lb out of the weights here but he was even worse off when a remote second on his return from a break at Fakenham; difficult to know what form he's in at the minute.

8/1

2nd

3

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:32 Fakenham

Shortcross Storm

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Recorded a 40-1 success at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) last May; far from consistent otherwise in the last two years and has been absent since August; nearly a stone out of the handicap on return to action and is not a solid option.

4/1

0

8

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Shortcross Storm

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

led, went clear before 3rd

20/1

Form: 60-459

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Uncompetitive in three bumpers and as many hurdles; goes handicapping with much to prove.

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14

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Etoile Brillante

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear of midfield

20/1

9th

2

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:40 Worcester

Etoile Brillante

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

Nothing in three bumpers or two hurdle runs to suggest she'd be winning here.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £765.00
Straight Forecast £659.60
Tricast £6267.10
Trifecta £7877.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Saxon Queen

The Times:

Rubys Reward

SPOTLIGHT:

Jack The Farmer

RP RATINGS:

Fortunate Fred

The Guardian:

Bensini

The Star:

Testflight

LAMBOURN:

Lelantos

Daily Mail:

Saxon Queen

D Express:

Saxon Queen

The Sun:

Rubys Reward

Daily Record:

Rubys Reward

WEST COUNTRY:

Jack The Farmer

Telegraph:

Jack The Farmer

Daily Mirror:

Fortunate Fred