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FBC Manby Bowdler Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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FBC Manby Bowdler Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 6-2213 D BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Improved form since switched to handicaps this season, including when rallying to prevail by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie, kept since) in June; fair third when 11-10 over C&D six weeks ago, which he needs to improve on in today's first-time headgear.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Karavomylos

10st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Has won two of his last three and seemed to idle in the closing stages over C&D three weeks ago (second has won since); 4lb rise should be very manageable and, only a 4yo, there's scope for further progress.

11/4

1st

9

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

Karavomylos

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Improved form since switched to handicaps this season, including when rallying to prevail by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie, kept since) in June; fair third when 11-10 over C&D six weeks ago, which he needs to improve on in today's first-time headgear.

5/1

3rd

4

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Karavomylos

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Improved form since switched to handicaps this season, most recently when rallying gamely to prevail by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie) 23 days ago; drew clear with the runner-up there and is only 3lb higher here; won't mind if there's rain about; likely contender.

11/8

8/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 58-P23 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner in the pointing scene this spring; back under rules for last three starts and took minor honours over hurdles at Worcester (C&D) and Uttoxeter (third to Hungry Hill) on last two occasions; considered each-way but needs extra to win.

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7th

18

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Classic Concorde

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; an 11yo who has still won six of his last nine races (all staying handicap hurdles) but he bled from the nose when pulled up behind Gwennie May Boy at Uttoxeter last time and this race looks too hot.

33/1

10

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Classic Concorde

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; some feat for an 11yo to have won six of his last eight starts (all staying handicap hurdles) and at his best in the mud, as he showed with an ultra-game defeat of Supremely West at Chepstow three weeks ago; has earned his career-high mark (up 7lb for last time) and there's no knocking him.

14/1

1st

12

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Classic Concorde

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; five wins last August-December, the last of which was over C&D (soft) at Christmas; up a further 7lb to another career-high mark at Huntingdon (good to soft) one month ago when that superb sequence came to an end and the scale of his defeat was concerning; needs to bounce back with another career best, aged 11.

20/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: FF-54P

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

20 races, with sole win a dead-heat off this mark at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last September; placed both starts here but needs to step up a couple of notches judged on her three performances elsewhere this May-July.

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3rd

7

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Maroochi

10st 5lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Keiran Burke

1m7f would have been too sharp here last time but she was poor the time before over 2m5f and is now 1-25 under rules.

16/1

5th

8

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:05 Wincanton

Maroochi

10st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Keiran Burke

Only 1-24 under rules and has struggled for consistency since back-to-back falls in late 2022; even if on a good day, this trip is short of her best.

33/1

Form: 8-23P2

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Both wins gained at Newton Abbot in May last year; seen most often at this track since, where he's been runner-up on four of five starts, including in this race last year and back over C&D (this time under Fern O'Brien) on latest outing; unlikely to be far away.

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4th

3

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Kapitaliste

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Alexandra Dunn

midfield, not fluent 6th, not fluent 7th, lost ground before 4 out

4/1

5th

8

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:15 Newton Abbot

Kapitaliste

10st 3lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent

14/1

0

9

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Worcester

Kapitaliste

10st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Two Newton Abbot wins in May 2022; winless since but mostly holding form of late, and hurdles form here reads 222P24; unable to defy Flat breeding when last tried over fences in late 2021, jumping poorly.

8/1

Form: 353-1F BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner who made it ninth-time lucky under rules when justifying favouritism in a Southwell handicap (3m, good) in June; 6-4 favourite to follow up at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) in July, running in snatches but challenging Hungry Hill at the last, only to fall; wears headgear first time; interesting.

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2nd

8

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Broomfields Cave

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield

7/1

1st

5

8th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 3

15:45 Uttoxeter

Broomfields Cave

10st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Just 1-10 over hurdles and usually knocks about in lower-grade company; gave very good account when clear second to progressive rival at Southwell (3m, good) last month but the forecast soft ground is probably not in his favour.

4/1

2nd

1

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:55 Southwell

Broomfields Cave

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Dual point winner who made it ninth-time lucky under rules when justifying favouritism in a C&D handicap (good) in June; has had some jumping issues in both subsequent runs but he looked a big threat when he fell at the last at Uttoxeter in July; still has potential as a stayer and he's a key player if he can eliminate the errors.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 02-621 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two of his first three handicaps before winning one at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) on latest outing, about to be challenged by Broomfields Cave when that rival fell at the last; up 5lb whereas Broomfields Cave has gone up 4lb; firmly in the mix.

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0

1

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Worcester

Hungry Hill

12st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, weakened before 2 out, jockey looked down to see if something was amiss run-in, soon pulled up

9/4

1st

6

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Hungry Hill

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

His breakthrough win at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) had been coming but he ran a modest latest race here when well behind Karavomylos and has to bounce back from that.

6/1

6th

3

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

Hungry Hill

11st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Runner-up in two of his first three handicaps before winning one at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) on latest outing, about to be challenged by Broomfields Cave when that rival fell at the last; up 5lb whereas Broomfields Cave has gone up 4lb; firmly in the mix.

4/1

Form: 0624-3

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Maiden after seven starts under rules; 2m3f Taunton second last December but he's not repeated the form in either of his two starts since, the latest his handicap debut when 18l third at Southwell (2m4f) in June; work to do over new trip.

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7th

4

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

St Patricks Bridge

11st 11lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Maiden after seven starts under rules; 2m3f Taunton second last December but he's not repeated the form in either of his two starts since, the latest his handicap debut when 18l third at Southwell (2m4f) in June; work to do over new trip.

10/1

3rd

1

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell

St Patricks Bridge

11st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear

13/2

6

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:50 Market Rasen

St Patricks Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Comes into the argument on his Taunton second last December but tailed off at Ffos Las in April, on only subsequent start; may not have stayed 2m6f there but still it still leaves him with a bit to prove.

7/2

8/1

Form: 0-7V24 CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Lingfield chase winner in February (3m5f); inconsistent since but second of four at Market Rasen (3m3f) on penultimate start, when a visor first replaced blinkers; big player on best chase efforts such as those and also on his C&D win off 2lb higher last June.

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3rd

1

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Enjoying life in hunter chases and was keeping on again late when a fine fourth at the Festival; respected, if he can be forgiven a lesser effort behind Master Templar and Young Buck in a Cotley point 19 days ago.

8/1

4th

2

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 0lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Has done well since switched to hunter chases for his new yard but his Warwick win (3m, soft) came at the expense of a frustrating horse who looked in command only to stop to nothing on the run-in; heavy ground was no good to this 11yo last time when behind Quintin's Man; placed at best if he's lucky.

50/1

4th

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

DJango

12st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

11yo who has thrived for the switch to hunter chases for his new yard, coming clear with a useful opponent when winning at Warwick (3m, soft) last month; solid claims.

7/2

Form: /PP/0P

Last run: 88 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

One hurdles win (2m4f, good) for Dan Skelton in July 2020 but she has accomplished very little for two Irish yards subsequently (two starts each); starts off with another trainer today.

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6th

5

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

13:55 Worcester

Prussia With Love

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Shaun Lycett

Sole win (2m4f, good) was for Dan Skelton in July 2020; very lightly raced these days and out of sorts for three different yards in her last six runs, the first of which (pulled up) was her only attempt over fences; tongue-tie (tried once, pulled up) returns.

66/1

3rd

7

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:55 Southwell

Prussia With Love

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Shaun Lycett

Sole win (2m4f, good) was for Dan Skelton in July 2020 but she's been out of sorts for three different yards in her last five runs; was beaten 27l at Worcester (2m7f, good) last month and can only be watched.

40/1

9th

5

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

Prussia With Love

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Shaun Lycett

One hurdles win (2m4f, good) for Dan Skelton in July 2020 but she has accomplished very little for two Irish yards subsequently (two starts each); starts off with another trainer today.

33/1

Form: 4479-6 D

Last run: 91 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Six-time hurdle winner (up to 3m2f) who is usually ridden very patiently; won last summer but two heavy defeats last November and another when he bled in May on his only start since; change on the licence but Graeme McPherson has always been involved.

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7th

3

6th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

12:20 Ludlow

Sammylou

11st 9lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

His third at Hereford (3m1f, good to firm) in October is a standout recent run as this veteran has been struggling for a while now; ideally wants the ground quicker than this.

10/1

7th

3

21st Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Sammylou

11st 7lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Veteran who showed clear signs of a return to form in C&D contest (good to firm) five weeks ago, finishing third; tad vulnerable against younger rivals but could go well again; 15lb below last winning mark.

8/1

3rd

3

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Sammylou

11st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Six-time hurdle winner who is usually ridden very patiently; will be suited by today's conditions but has been out of form for a good while now and needs to turn a corner.

14/1

Form: /545-4

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Consistent form in defeat on Flat this April-June (1-18 overall in that sphere); 0-11 over hurdles, well treated on some of her placed form in the 2021-22 campaign but below form on latest four attempts, including on latest outing; steps up from 2m with stamina in major doubt.

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11th

10

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

Angels Landing

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ian Williams

Consistent form in defeat on Flat this April-June (1-18 overall in that sphere); 0-11 over hurdles, well treated on some of her placed form in the 2021-22 campaign but below form on latest four attempts, including on latest outing; steps up from 2m with stamina in major doubt.

12/1

4th

3

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:55 Uttoxeter

Angels Landing

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Consistent on the Flat since spring; 0-10 over hurdles and was below par last winter; well treated on some of her placed form in the 2021-22 campaign, however.

13/2

5th

7

(6)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

20:00 Chester

Angels Landing

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Ian Williams

Yet to win on turf but has been placed over this trip at Nottingham and Wetherby (both good to firm) this month; suspicion she'll be vulnerable to some of the 3yos in this line-up, though.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £390.00
Straight Forecast £326.60
Tricast £2155.20
Trifecta £3349.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Hungry Hill

TOPSPEED:

Karavomylos

SPOTLIGHT:

Broomfields Cave

WEST COUNTRY:

Kapitaliste

The Times:

Karavomylos

D Express:

Karavomylos

The Sun:

Karavomylos

Daily Mail:

Broomfields Cave

POSTDATA:

Hungry Hill

Telegraph:

Hungry Hill

The Guardian:

Hungry Hill

Daily Mirror:

Hungry Hill

The Star:

Hungry Hill

Daily Record:

Hungry Hill