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16:00 Cartmel

Soft

Fitzdares Cartmel Cup Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10744.19
  • 2m 1f 46y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Fitzdares Cartmel Cup Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 11

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Three-time Flat winner (1m3f-1m7f), two of those successes coming in France; has taken to hurdling with aplomb, scoring twice over 2m at Southwell (good/good to soft) this summer; pulled clear last time with a rival who followed up by a wide margin three weeks later; faces a sterner assignment now handicapping but could easily have more to offer.

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2nd

5

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Young Merlin

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Started off for Amy Murphy with three hurdle wins last summer and, following a five-month break, kept on well for close third in tactical race at Nottingham (2m, soft) on Flat return a fortnight ago; remains very well handicapped on older Flat form; high on the list.

7/2

3rd

6

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Nottingham

Young Merlin

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Notched three hurdle wins on joining this yard last summer, including on soft; not seen since November but on a low mark judged on those hurdle exploits and his peak Flat form; interesting.

100/30

33/1

  • Place: £8.10

Form: 586P6- D

Last run: 175 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Managed a surprise win on the Flat in a muddling race at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) in July but he then ran poorly at Ripon two weeks later; tailed off both hurdles outings for this yard; others make more appeal.

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5th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Very Excellent

11st 5lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost ground quickly 3 out

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 0-4363 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Five wins last year but mostly in the doldrums since; seemed to perk up a bit for the refitting of cheekpieces when third of 11 at Bangor three weeks ago but the headgear is left off again today.

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No Results Found

Form: 5-3110 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Easy to forgive a well-beaten run here last time when short of room, stumbling and suffering an overreach; had previously won his first two starts for Milton Harris (2m/2m1f) and there may be better to come for this yard; handles good ground and heavy.

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10th

6

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Call Me Rocky

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Largely consistent during his summer/autumn spell with Milton Harris, winning twice (2m/2m1f, good/good to soft); not written off but he was pulled up on last month's stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft).

20/1

0

8

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Call Me Rocky

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

led narrowly, hit and headed 4 out, soon weakened quickly, pulled up after 3 out

10/1

8/1

Form: 111257 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Started off for Peter Bowen with two handicap wins at Ffos Las (2m, good) in the spring; fifth in the Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen was respectable but he should have fared better when beating only one home at Bangor last time.

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5th

7

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Gavin

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

held up in last, some headway before 3 out, no impression from 2 out, hung left before last, weakened run-in

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: P-1F23 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Gradually rising in the weights but that looks fully justified and he was a fine third of 12 in the Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft) last month; usually delivered with a late run; should be thereabouts again.

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8th

11

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Glorious Zoff

10st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

He's 8lb higher than when winning at Warwick (2m, good) in May but posted some good efforts in defeat in handicaps subsequently and ran as well as could be expected in a Grade 2 last time; each-way claims.

12/1

3rd

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

15:00 Wincanton

Glorious Zoff

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, headway after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

50/1

0

8

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Glorious Zoff

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Seemingly revitalised by a wind op in early part of this season (unlucky not to complete a double) and has held his form well since but will probably find others in this field better handicapped.

20/1

Form: 28-056 CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Unseated rider early on when favourite for this race 12 months ago (now 5lb lower); unplaced last four starts but he's slipping in the weights and there was more encouragement to be gleaned from a sixth of 12 over C&D at the start of July; local yard won this contest in 2019 and 2021; interesting.

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5th

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Vocal Duke

12st 0lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

Last win was off 6lb higher at Cartmel in June 2022 (2m1f, soft); inconsistent form this term, but chance on his second to a subsequent winner at Carlisle in October (2m1f, heavy) when wearing cheekpieces for the first time (retained).

9/2

5th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:25 Newcastle

Vocal Duke

11st 10lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

No longer as good as he was but seemed to respond well to first-tme cheekpieces when creditable second at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) last month and has obvious claims here if the headgear continues to have a positive effect.

4/1

Form: 75-113 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Likes it at Cartmel and won in a lower grade over C&D in May and June; creditable third of 12 here five weeks ago but now contests a stronger race and he'll need more to resume winning ways off the same mark.

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6th

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Calevade

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders, hit 4th, soon outpaced and dropped to rear, lost touch 5th

6/1

Form: 07-5VP D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Formerly game front-runner; enjoyed finest hour when making all in a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham in 2020 but recent efforts have left much to be desired; folded tamely at Newton Abbot last time; now wears cheekpieces.

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5th

3

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

For Pleasure

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

slowly away, raced in last

5/1

1st

1

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

For Pleasure

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

raced wide and took keen hold, prominent, led after 4f, soon switched left and against rail

8/1

Form: PD121/5 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Bangor winner two years ago but finished tailed off after a long absence at Southwell (50-1) in July; dropped 4lb since but not especially appealing.

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8th

9

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Calum Gilhooley

11st 0lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: David Thompson

Tailed off in both starts since returning from a long absence and needs to prove some of the old ability remains.

50/1

10th

7

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

16:00 Cartmel

Calum Gilhooley

10st 8lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: David Thompson

Bangor winner two years ago but finished tailed off after a long absence at Southwell (50-1) in July; dropped 4lb since but not especially appealing.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £1684.00
Straight Forecast £1410.80
Tricast £13126.70
Trifecta £3888.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Young Merlin

POSTDATA:

Glorious Zoff

D Express:

Well Educated

TOPSPEED:

Gavin

The Times:

Call Me Rocky

SPOTLIGHT:

Vocal Duke

Daily Mail:

Calevade

WEST COUNTRY:

Glorious Zoff

Telegraph:

Young Merlin

The Guardian:

Young Merlin

Daily Mirror:

Young Merlin

The Sun:

Young Merlin

The Star:

Young Merlin

Daily Record:

Young Merlin