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Richard Hitchings Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Richard Hitchings Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 8-P232 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Only 2-49 under rules but placed in his last three starts and gave it everything when a rallying second over C&D last week; thereabouts if that hard race hasn't left a mark.

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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

13/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: /050-1 C

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden form but it was all change when driven out to make a successful handicap debut over 2m4f here (good) in June; could easily cope with the 7lb rise and this longer distance.

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5th

9

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Worcester

Best Mate Dave

10st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Front pair clear when only just failing to add a 2m7f contest here in August to his C&D handicap debut success (good); up another 4lb but still on the upgrade and clearly has stamina to spare at this trip.

5/1

2nd

10

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:55 Worcester

Best Mate Dave

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Modest maiden form but it was all change when driven out to make a successful handicap debut over 2m4f here (good) in June; could easily cope with the 7lb rise and this longer distance.

13/2

5/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 221 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

3m point winner so no real surprise to see him improve for the longer trip when leading late on in a C&D maiden last month (second run in cheekpieces); this mark asks a question of him, however.

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2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Woodie Flash

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Finished well to lead close home at Market Rasen (2m7f, heavy) last month and is now 3-8 over hurdles; only 3lb higher here and could still have more to offer; respected.

5/1

1st

1

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:05 Market Rasen

Woodie Flash

12st 2lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Point winner who made it 2-6 over hurdles with his emphatic win at Warwick (3m2f, soft) in November; disappointing in his follow-up bid at Lingfield 13 days later but that may have come too soon and he could resume his progress here after a break; respected for in-form yard.

3/1

3rd

4

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:28 Lingfield

Woodie Flash

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Point and dual hurdle winner with low mileage on the clock; dictated throughout and came home 20l clear in a 3m2f handicap at Warwick two weeks ago (soft); hit with a 10lb rise but could deal with that.

4/6

Form: P0-U43

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Beaten under 10l in his two completed handicaps but handicap mark hasn't really moved and he'll need more.

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2nd

7

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

18:20 Stratford

Inspector Lynley

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

0-9 over hurdles and not seen since struggling on heavy ground in December (first-time cheekpieces; retained) but the form he was showing on goodish ground last summer/autumn brings him into the equation.

8/1

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9

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Inspector Lynley

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

0-10 but hasn't been too far away in his completed handicaps and now gets cheekpieces; conditions are a complete grey area as he's unraced on anything softer than good to soft.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 640-36

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler/chaser; sits on a career-low mark but his recent third was remote and he's been struggling for a while in both disciplines.

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3rd

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Red Happy

11st 3lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

prominent, reminder 3rd, pushed along briefly 14th, slow jump 4 out, outpaced 3 out, weakened 2 out

13/2

5th

1

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Red Happy

12st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Completed hat-trick when winning over C&D (good to soft) in December and another big run when third at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last time; solid claims.

4/1

3rd

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Red Happy

10st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm) in October on final run for David Pipe and he's 2-2 for this yard following wins here (2m5f, good to soft) and at Carlisle (2m5f, good to soft); remains well treated on old form, including over staying trips, but it's a long time since he ran well on deep ground.

7/2

Form: 265112 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Ten-time winner, though only twice over hurdles; kept finding to very nearly bring up a hat-trick over fences at Perth (3m; first two wins over 2m4f) and he's off a 20lb lower mark than that day now back hurdling.

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No Results Found

Form: P/F-73

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

0-12 under rules; latest 11l third over C&D on soft ground was mildly encouraging and this 8yo still has low mileage.

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3rd

5

19th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:52 Wincanton

Off The Planet

11st 3lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Joe Tickle

0-13 under rules and fell early when tried once before over fences two years ago; subsequent hurdling exploits leave him with further questions to answer; had wind surgery since latest start.

20/1

7th

11

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:55 Worcester

Off The Planet

10st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

0-12 under rules; latest 11l third over C&D on soft ground was mildly encouraging and this 8yo still has low mileage.

20/1

3rd

7

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Off The Planet

11st 6lb

J: Mr Oscar Palmer

T: Joe Tickle

Not totally disgraced on stable debut at Newton Abbot last month but this maiden still makes modest appeal now back up in trip.

33/1

Form: /4PFP-

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Point winner who went 0-9 under rules for Joe Tizzard (in same ownership) and failed to complete in his last three chases; placed in two novice hurdles earlier in career and on a dangerous mark if new trainer can get him going again.

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0

3

21st Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

13:20 Fakenham

Aki Bomaye

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jack Jones

Lost his way over fences for Joe Tizzard, and debut effort returned to hurdles for new connections extended his run of non-completions to four; likely hopes rest more on wind surgery than a further 3lb drop.

14/1

0

5

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:55 Worcester

Aki Bomaye

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jack Jones

Point winner who went 0-9 under rules for Joe Tizzard (in same ownership) and failed to complete in his last three chases; placed in two novice hurdles earlier in career and on a dangerous mark if new trainer can get him going again.

8/1

2

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Aki Bomaye

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along briefly before 7th, pushed along, ridden and no impression before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

8/1

Form: 321224 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Maintained his momentum when just failing at Market Rasen (2m4f) two starts back and again didn't run badly at Bangor; likely to go well again having won at 2m6f.

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8th

1

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Lighthouse Mill

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: David Dennis

Came good with clearcut win at Stratford (2m6f, good to firm) in June and was very close second in quite valuable contest at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) the following month; good claims if judged on that evidence but needs to bounce back from a poor run a fortnight ago.

12/1

0

6

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:55 Worcester

Lighthouse Mill

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Maintained his momentum when just failing at Market Rasen (2m4f) two starts back and again didn't run badly at Bangor; likely to go well again having won at 2m6f.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £202.00
Straight Forecast £201.50
Tricast £1693.60
Trifecta £1387.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Judge Earle

SPOTLIGHT:

Best Mate Dave

The Sun:

Woodie Flash

POSTDATA:

Blue Sans

D Express:

Aki Bomaye

Daily Mirror:

Masterdream

Daily Record:

Woodie Flash

Telegraph:

Best Mate Dave

The Star:

Best Mate Dave

WEST COUNTRY:

Blue Sans

The Times:

Judge Earle

The Guardian:

Judge Earle

Daily Mail:

Judge Earle