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Ann Hitchings Memorial Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Ann Hitchings Memorial Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.32
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 22-462

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Dual winner who very nearly bagged his first handicap over C&D four weeks ago, going down by only a neck to a quirky but capable rival; up 3lb but has brighter prospects than most.

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6th

3

18th Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 26y

Class 4

16:40 Wetherby

Sea The Clouds

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Record of 3-8 over hurdles and has won his last two, over 2m4f at Worcester (good to soft) and 3m1f at Warwick (good); had a nice bit in hand last time and yet has only been raised 4lb; much respected.

9/4

1st

2

25th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Sea The Clouds

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, went third before 2 out, ridden and switched left approaching last, led final 110yds, cosily

100/30

1st

2

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Sea The Clouds

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Dual winner who very nearly bagged his first handicap over C&D four weeks ago, going down by only a neck to a quirky but capable rival; up 3lb but has brighter prospects than most.

9/4

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 12-755 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Needs to go left-handed; capable hurdler/chaser but was struggling over fences before finishing well beaten on his return to hurdling at Stratford.

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8th

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Ragamuffin

11st 1lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Neil Mulholland

His last three wins have been over fences but he's a four-time hurdle winner who can deal with this mark if ready to go after his absence; seems fine on all ground.

14/1

7th

1

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Ragamuffin

12st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Neil Mulholland

Last three wins have been over fences but it was over C&D when beaten 3l two weeks ago (good to soft), having fared best of those held up; considered.

7/2

3rd

5

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:07 Plumpton

Ragamuffin

11st 8lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Seemingly back in good form when second at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) in August but didn't fire at Sedgefield last month and he's probably best suited by good ground (albeit has won on heavy).

33/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: P-1822

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Last four runs have been at 2m on good ground, the pick when winning off 7lb lower at Warwick in May and his recent seconds at Uttoxeter and here; clearly in good nick but he's been down the field in his two previous 2m4f races under rules.

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0

1

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Worcester

Izayte

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Positively ridden returned to 2m4f here two weeks ago (good to soft) and didn't see it out quite as well as the front two; up another 2lb but looks sure to be involved.

7/2

3rd

5

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Izayte

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Last four runs have been at 2m on good ground, the pick when winning off 7lb lower at Warwick in May and his recent seconds at Uttoxeter and here; clearly in good nick but he's been down the field in his two previous 2m4f races under rules.

7/2

2nd

1

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:10 Worcester

Izayte

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Off the mark at Warwick in May (2m, good) and better form when second of five at Uttoxeter in June (form franked by the third); creeping up the weights but should remain a force at this level.

7/4

Form: 67P72/

Last run: 871 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Runner-up off 7lb higher on his final run over hurdles in April 2021 but has been well held in three Flat runs since returning from a long absence.

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4th

9

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Whiskey And Water

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Brian Ellison

Runner-up off 7lb higher on his final run over hurdles in April 2021 but has been well held in three Flat runs since returning from a long absence.

13/2

9th

10

(7)

21st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

14:25 Catterick

Whiskey And Water

9st 12lb

J: Miss Kayleigh Rayner

T: Brian Ellison

On a reduced mark and took a step back in the right direction over C&D last month on his second start back from a huge absence, but he was still soundly beaten and needs a bigger performance this afternoon.

20/1

Form: 1-3245 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Well placed to win three four-runner chases last summer (2m7f-3m) but it's been stop-start this year and he dropped out with a whimper in this new headgear back over hurdles a month ago.

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0

4

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Aviewtosea

11st 12lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Following wind surgery he was close up in a first-time visor at Stratford but his profile is a patchy one and he never looked that interested last time at Market Rasen when the blinkers returned; cheekpieces did nothing for him when tried before.

20/1

Form: 33-678

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner in Ireland but no worthwhile form for current yard, including when miles behind Sea The Clouds here last time.

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0

9

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:15 Ludlow

Esperti

10st 13lb

J: Mr James King

T: David Rees

Maiden winner in Ireland in August 2022 but nothing in four starts for this yard, including in a tongue-strap once; pulled up when last seen in August; top amateur booked but hard to summon up much enthusiasm.

33/1

0

1

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Esperti

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Maiden hurdle winner in Ireland but no worthwhile form for current yard, including when miles behind Sea The Clouds here last time.

20/1

8th

3

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:05 Worcester

Esperti

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Maiden hurdle winner at Kilbeggan last August; poor in two runs for this yard on either side of wind surgery, tried in a tongue-tie and a hood.

40/1

Form: 0057-P

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Formerly useful on the Flat and a dual hurdle winner in spring 2022; signed off for Brian Barr below form but was only 3-1 on debut for this yard at Bangor and after losing ground quickly it was reported that he bled; likely contender should the wheels stay on.

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6

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Toronto

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Formerly useful on the Flat and a dual hurdle winner in spring 2022; signed off for Brian Barr below form but was only 3-1 on debut for this yard at Bangor and after losing ground quickly it was reported that he bled; likely contender should the wheels stay on.

10/1

0

1

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Toronto

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Useful on the Flat in his prime, and a dual hurdle winner in spring 2022; ended last year with some disappointing hurdle runs for Brian Barr but makes stable debut from a very dangerous mark; can't be ignored.

7/2

5

15th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

15:00 Hereford

Toronto

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Brian Barr

Keen-going sort; two novice wins last spring but little impact in four handicaps since; continues to slide down the weights and may revive on good ground at some stage.

25/1

Form: 4090-P

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden; has bits of form but mostly disappointing and ran no race over fences on his debut for this yard after a long absence.

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8

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Sholsang

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Ex-Irish maiden; has bits of form but mostly disappointing and ran no race over fences on his debut for this yard after a long absence.

20/1

0

2

19th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Uttoxeter

Sholsang

11st 10lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Ex-Irish maiden whose close second in a beginners' chase at Down Royal in May of last year (RPR 131) is head and shoulders above his other achievements; tongue-tie added for British/stable debut and needs checking in the betting.

9/2

5

26th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Worcester

Sholsang

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Form: 9587P0 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

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

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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

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Payout
Exacta £169.00
Straight Forecast £174.60
Tricast £463.50
Trifecta £512.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Sea The Clouds

SPOTLIGHT:

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TOPSPEED:

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Daily Record:

Izayte

D Express:

Whiskey And Water

The Times:

Sea The Clouds

The Guardian:

Sea The Clouds

Daily Mail:

Sea The Clouds

The Sun:

Sea The Clouds

POSTDATA:

Oslo

Telegraph:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Star:

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WEST COUNTRY:

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