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Radio Wyvern, Where Worcester Comes First Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Radio Wyvern, Where Worcester Comes First Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: -42234 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Last won in April 2022; stacks of creditable results since, mostly for 10lb claimer this season and including when second to Hiconic over C&D, but not quite so good when tried in cheekpieces last time; first run since sold out of the Hobbs and White stable for 22,000gns five weeks ago; should have a serious each-way chance, with new yard going strongly this term.

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

3rd

2

(3)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Coolnaugh Haze

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: James Owen

in touch with leaders, outpaced but went third inside final furlong, no match for first two

10/1

7th

7

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Coolnaugh Haze

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: James Owen

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

12/1

5th

2

(5)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

16:05 Southwell (AW)

Coolnaugh Haze

9st 9lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

soon disputed lead, lost position 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

11/4

5/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 54-114 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Revitalised mare with good-ground wins at Warwick in May and Worcester in June, but her form dipped in hat-trick bid at Southwell on latest outing; 7lb claimer enlisted.

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

4th

5

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:50 Hereford

Hiconic

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Won two good-ground handicaps this summer and has continued to run well, especially last time at Plumpton behind the seriously progressive Our Champ; returns to a mares' race and this mark isn't beyond her.

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: U-2253

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Twice a runner-up in maiden hurdles over C&D (good) in June; respectable third of eight in C&D handicap three weeks ago but needs to build markedly on that.

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

9th

9

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Painless Potter

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Picked up for 14,000gns after winning a Worcester hurdle (2m4f) for Shaun Lycett in the autumn; poor in two runs for this yard since and would want to see good support before considering him.

20/1

10th

2

(11)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Painless Potter

9st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

One win each on Flat (2022 turf novice) and over hurdles (made all this September); left Shaun Lycett for 14,000gns before pulled up in a hurdle race seven weeks ago; some AW minor honours make this look a good mark.

12/1

0

14

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Worcester

Painless Potter

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Formerly a fairly useful Flat-racer and came good over hurdles at ninth attempt, making all in C&D handicap for Shaun Lycett this month; recently changed hands for 14,000gns; interesting to see what new stable can do with him.

12/1

Form: 872P-4

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Just six starts, best when second in maiden at Wincanton in February and fourth of 14 in handicap at Plumpton in May latest, both about 2m on good; had wind surgery since latest start and needs improvement but these are relatively early days.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

21st Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:30 Hereford

Tedwin Hills

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Record of 231 since switched to fences and the form has substance; jumped well and made all at Huntingdon (2m7f, good; won by 10l) most recently; could well defy an 8lb rise with further progress on the cards.

6/4

1st

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Tedwin Hills

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Still a maiden; decent second over 2m4f at Southwell and seemed to stay the 3m okay when third to Great D'Ange at Market Rasen; looks handicapped about right but should be competitive.

11/2

3rd

4

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:20 Market Rasen

Tedwin Hills

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Eight-race maiden who was a creditable second at Southwell on his chase debut earlier this month (2m4f, good, second run after wind surgery); bred to stay 3m; interesting.

5/2

Form: U47-44 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in 2021; absent for over a year before three runs last autumn; nearer his old form when 3l fourth to Hiconic over C&D in June and soft ground presumably explains a lesser show in July; could yet be on his way back.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Worcester

Mix Of Clover

11st 6lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

Seemingly boosted by new cheekpieces when close third on return to chasing at Stratford (2m1f, good to soft) last month but was behind Iron Heart when well beaten over 2m4f here 17 days ago and cannot be relied upon.

7/1

5th

3

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Worcester

Mix Of Clover

11st 9lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

Cheekpieces were on for the first time when a close third on his return to fences at Stratford 12 days ago (2m1f, good to soft); entitled to be winning races off this mark.

11/4

Form: 5-3215 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Justified 4-7 favouritism in a four-runner maiden at Fakenham (2m, good) in June but well beaten since in a Flat handicap and here on his handicap hurdle debut; the latter was on soft but connections also now have him tongue tied first time; none too solid.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

4th

11

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

State Of Bliss

10st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Neil King

Won four-runner maiden hurdle at Fakenham last June and he's dropping down the weights; however, he's struggled to get competitive in handicaps and others make greater appeal.

20/1

Form: 2153P- D

Last run: 194 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Sole win (15 races) came in four-runner race at Huntingdon (2m, good) last October on the third of his six runs over hurdles; pulled up in a handicap there in February and well beaten in a Flat run 13 days ago in his only race since; something to prove.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

11:50 Huntingdon

Anger Management

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: John Ryan

Inconsistent and unraced beyond 2m4f but was found to be lame when well beaten here last month and he scored at Bangor (2m3f, good) the time before; won here (2m, good) last season and not written off today.

7/1

5th

5

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Huntingdon

Anger Management

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John Ryan

Has very mixed record since winning four-runner juvenile hurdle here a year ago but doubled his tally with hard-fought success at Bangor (2m3f, good) last month and has the services of Sean Bowen again here.

5/1

Form: 565162 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Can pull hard and sometimes makes the running; off the mark over fences in five-runner Market Rasen handicap (2m3f, good) in June and second at Perth when returned to 2m under Aaron Anderson last time; had better form last summer over fences but his last good show over hurdles was a win off 18lb higher in December 2021, having had four attempts in this sphere since.

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

9th

9

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three hurdles and two chases, all on good or good to soft; fine under softer conditions and was knocking on the door (hurdles/fences) before failing to give his running the last time here (hurdle); should be well handicapped.

20/1

10th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:35 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three races over hurdles and two chasing, all on good or good to soft; continued his good recent work back over hurdles at Catterick (1m7f) when the heavy surface looked an issue beforehand; unlikely to be far away.

6/1

Form: 425-2

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in maidens on two of his four starts over hurdles, including at this track in June latest; the heavy defeat in his only handicap hurdle came on soft ground but overall improvement in this sphere is needed.

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

8th

12

(2)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Kenzai Warrior

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Roger Teal

Useful on his day but has a disappointing strike-rate and is far from solid judged on 2023 form (Flat/hurdles); others preferred.

20/1

Form: -9587P CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

With a new yard this year and nowhere near his old form; dropped 24lb in the process but does not look the percentage call.

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0

10

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Chasamax

10st 11lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Never lower in the weights but he's nothing like the force of old and remains opposable.

66/1

10th

12

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Worcester

Chasamax

10st 11lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

With a new yard this year and nowhere near his old form; dropped 24lb in the process but does not look the percentage call.

66/1

0

5

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Chasamax

11st 7lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Very well handicapped on form shown for Nicky Henderson but generally very disappointing for current stable since the spring; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

40/1

Form: 13354- C

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won good-ground bumper at Worcester on debut last July and better form when third here next time; has not lived up to that when switched to hurdles from AW Flat for his most recent action; 147 days off before this handicap hurdle debut and needs to show something new.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

11

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Jack The Savage

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Laura Horsfall

Won at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft) in October on his second handicap start; merely fifth at Kempton (2m, good) subsequently but he can be in the mix if rediscovering his penultimate form.

10/1

5th

6

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Kempton

Jack The Savage

11st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Laura Horsfall

Has a tendency to race too freely but improved to win at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft) a fortnight ago, his second handicap; recent 3lb rise does not look excessive and he's open to further progress.

11/2

Form: 6-6140 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Soft ground may explain him tailing off on latest outing; far from the most consistent but he's won on both his appearances at Worcester, the latest in a handicap this June off 5lb lower than today; that guarantees a second look for him even though he needs improved hurdles form.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

(8)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

No Recollection

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Sam England

in touch with leaders on outer, went second after 3f

12/1

2nd

5

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

No Recollection

8st 10lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Sam England

raced in second, led over 2f out, headed final 110yds, kept on

33/1

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

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Payout
Exacta £222.00
Straight Forecast £174.30
Tricast £1096.60
Trifecta £1105.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Kenzai Warrior

RP RATINGS:

Coolnaugh Haze

POSTDATA:

Painless Potter

Daily Mail:

Tedwin Hills

The Guardian:

Restandbethankful

THE NORTH:

No Recollection

SPOTLIGHT:

Mix Of Clover

Daily Mirror:

Tedwin Hills

TOPSPEED:

Coolnaugh Haze

The Times:

Coolnaugh Haze

Daily Record:

Restandbethankful

WEST COUNTRY:

Painless Potter

D Express:

Painless Potter

Telegraph:

Kenzai Warrior

The Sun:

Kenzai Warrior

The Star:

Kenzai Warrior