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Bentley Edinburgh Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 2f 25y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Bentley Edinburgh Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.90
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 4-5117

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Two Uttoxeter wins in July (second one on stable debut, now only 2lb higher); below form at same track last month but could bounce back and Joshua Thompson takes off valuable 10lb; acts on good and soft ground.

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8th

5

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 5

15:53 Doncaster

Ambassador

11st 9lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

Not disgraced on Flat last week; 2-4 over hurdles for current stable, the wins gained over 2m at Uttoxeter and 2m2f at Kelso; has stamina to prove at this new trip.

10/1

4th

1

(2)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ambassador

9st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

pushed along early, in rear, on outer from 3f out, went fourth under 2f out, soon no extra

12/1

4th

1

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Ambassador

12st 0lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced 2 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: -6137P

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Bangor winner in May (only success from 26 hurdle outings); well below form in latest two starts and usual aids missing; others appeal more.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

2

(8)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Balranald

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Alison Hamilton

ducked right start, slowly into stride, raced wide, towards rear

20/1

5th

6

(6)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Balranald

9st 4lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Alison Hamilton

Hurdle/chase winner who's struggled in two runs back on the Flat; the handicapper is easing off quickly but he's still hard to recommend.

33/1

7th

2

(6)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Balranald

9st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Alison Hamilton

AW winner in France as a 3yo, but best known as a hurdler/chaser these days albeit just 2-34 in that sphere; beaten a long way in an amateur riders' event at Newcastle (1m2f, Tapeta) three weeks ago and easy enough to swerve.

40/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 25-037 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

It's two years and 24 races since he won but that success came at this meeting; not in great form this summer but record at this track (two wins and four places from six starts) means he is an interesting contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

11

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Iolani

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Miss A M Slack

Six-time winner over hurdles but not since 2021, and was badly out of form when last seen in the autumn; resumes on a tempting mark but has a lot more to prove than some.

25/1

10th

10

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Iolani

10st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Miss A M Slack

Multiple winner but hasn't scored for over two years and form has been patchy since that last win; dropped a fair way in the weights but hasn't shaped of late as though a return to winning ways is imminent.

20/1

Form: P04471 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Off the mark when beating 13 rivals at Market Rasen last month (attracted support, now 5lb higher); could well take another leap forward now that she's won but all her form is on good ground so further rain a concern.

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0

9

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Game Beaaa

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

took keen hold, held up in rear

10/1

5th

7

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:40 Market Rasen

Game Beaaa

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

Came good over hurdles at 12th attempt, with quite stylish C&D (good) win from off the pace last month; not seen to quite the same effect when fourth at Kelso recently but the return to this track is an obvious plus.

9/2

4th

6

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

15:30 Kelso

Game Beaaa

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

held up in last

5/2

Form: 6-F974

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a bumper on his debut in February but little since; beaten a minimum of 33l when completing over hurdles; of interest only if attracting support now tackling a handicap for the first time.

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3rd

9

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:25 Musselburgh

Foxwood

10st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: George Bewley

Runner-up in a bumper on his debut but he's not achieved much in his five hurdle runs (2m-2m4f) since May; got closer to the target at Kelso (2m2f, good) in September but was still only fifth of eight in that race and he needs to find more after another break.

13/2

5th

8

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

15:30 Kelso

Foxwood

10st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: George Bewley

in touch with leaders on outer

11/1

4th

2

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

18:20 Perth

Foxwood

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: George Bewley

in touch with leaders, weakened gradually from 3 out

16/1

Form: 70P-4F

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Novice winner a year ago but not much since, reverts to hurdling after three chasing attempts and hopes may rest on effect of first-time cheekpieces on return from more than three months off.

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0

13

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:14 Kelso

Our Marty

10st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

His profile has been patchy since he won a novice hurdle at Perth (2m, good) in September 2022 and he doesn't look straightforward, dropping away tamely with blinkers added (retained) over 2m5f here three weeks ago; the return to 2m will probably help but he's still hard to be confident about.

20/1

0

4

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:30 Kelso

Our Marty

11st 5lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

led

10/1

6th

3

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

15:30 Kelso

Our Marty

11st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, slightly hampered 3rd

11/2

Form: 26-452

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Career record is 0-19 but he has finished second in three of his last six races, the latest when beaten a neck at Cartmel last month; this could be his lucky day, especially with Gavin Sheehan booked.

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6th

10

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Fathers Advice

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

took keen hold, prominent

8/1

10

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Fathers Advice

11st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

Now 0-23 after weakening tamely to be a remote third over 2m4f at Ayr when tried in cheekpieces; soft ground was no excuse on that occasion; others have more going for them.

12/1

Form: 098-

Last run: 205 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Bought for £15,000 after winning an Irish point in April 2022; tailed off in three maiden hurdles at the start of this year; great deal to prove but on a basement mark for handicap debut and market check definitely needed.

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15

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Coilrock

9st 12lb

T: D J Jeffreys

13

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Fakenham

Coilrock

10st 2lb

T: D J Jeffreys

0

14

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:28 Hereford

Coilrock

10st 2lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: D J Jeffreys

always behind

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £769.00
Straight Forecast £730.60
Tricast £12298.40
Trifecta £8054.00

Selections

The Times:

Fathers Advice

POSTDATA:

Ambassador

SPOTLIGHT:

Iolani

The Star:

Game Beaaa

D Express:

Coilrock

The Guardian:

Our Marty

Telegraph:

Fathers Advice

Daily Mail:

Fathers Advice

Daily Mirror:

Fathers Advice

Daily Record:

Fathers Advice

The Sun:

Ambassador

RP RATINGS:

Iolani