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16:22 Perth

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  • 2m 7f 207y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: P1-223

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Pulled out another small personal best in first-time blinkers (retained) when about 5l third on unfavourable terms in a Killarney novice last month (2m7f, soft); more exposed than fellow handicap debutant Monochromix after nine hurdles outings, but no trip/ground concerns.

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11th

15

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Stuzzikini

10st 12lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than midfield

66/1

Form: /PPP1- C

Last run: 154 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Two most recent wins gained when granted a softish lead, the latest a C&D 0-130 in April (good to soft) that ended a run of four non-completions; 4lb re-rise is likely not as key as the ability to boss things again.

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0

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

14:45 Musselburgh

Burbank

11st 9lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Formerly smart chaser who came back from the doldrums with a Perth hurdles win (3m2f, good to soft) in April; pulled up in the other five of his last six starts, including on his reappearance at Bangor last month; hard to be confident but a possible player if he is allowed to dominate.

20/1

0

2

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Burbank

12st 1lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

raced lazily at times, prominent, lost position 7th, struggling 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: /07-33

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Respectable third over 2m7f in July after eight months out; didn't hit the line at all hard when dropped back 2.5f at Bellewstown next time and he was done with before two out when well held at Perth (again about 2m4f; made most) on Wednesday; others preferred.

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5th

1

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:55 Perth

Andys Flame

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Yet to make any further progress since winning 15-runner Downpatrick handicap (2m3f, good) in March and still needs to prove he's fully effective on soft ground but was placed on his last two appearances (2m7f/2m4f) and his trainer has a very good strike-rate in Britain.

11/2

Form: 7332-

Last run: 193 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Only beaten off inside the final half furlong of a Carlisle maiden back in March (2m3f, soft); absent since, and initial mark looks a pound or two high strictly on that and previous evidence, but has shaped as if in need of something nearer to today's trip more than once already; player.

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2nd

7

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Monochromix

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

0-10 but showed improved form when close second on chase debut at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in February, and perhaps good to soft going didn't play to his strengths when fourth there (2m4f) latest; retains potential for good yard and today's stiff 2m4f on testing ground could be right up this 6yo's street.

15/2

4th

6

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Monochromix

11st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Suffered slump in form over hurdles after pleasing seasonal/handicap debut in October but got back on track with big run in defeat behind Artic Row over C&D (soft) on last month's chasing debut; major player if in the right mood again.

5/1

2nd

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Monochromix

11st 9lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Runner-up on seasonal/handicap hurdle debut at Hexham (2m4f, soft) in October but has gone the wrong way since, and was particularly disappointing when pulled up at Musselburgh last month; makes chasing debut here; needs to get career back on track.

11/1

Form: 213241 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Good pace compensated for the drop in trip when scoring over 2m here (soft) 17 days ago but he was a remote fourth over that same C&D yesterday; didn't see it out on either of his attempts at 3m.

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Form: P42234 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Hurdling strike-rate worsened to 1-26 when he was always behind here on Wednesday; 6lb out of the weights.

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4th

7

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:05 Catterick

Dalileo

10st 3lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Lisa Harrison

held up in rear, headway 3 out (usual 4 out), outpaced after 2 out (usual 3 out), briefly went third before last (usual 2 out), weakened run-in

6/1

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Verdict

Not an obviously strong 0-140, with a topweight rated 12lb below the ceiling. A win for Stuzzikini would surprisingly be a first for the Irish in this race since 2012 (another Gordon Elliott inmate) and he has more bases covered as regards effectiveness over this trip and ground combination than his fellow handicap debutant MONOCHROMIX. Lucinda Russell’s less exposed gelding has likely been waiting for this sort of a trip, however, and is narrowly preferred. [Jeremy Grayson]

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Stuzzikini

SPOTLIGHT:

Monochromix

The Guardian:

Malangen

The Star:

Burbank

TOPSPEED:

Monochromix

Telegraph:

Monochromix

D Express:

Monochromix

POSTDATA:

Stuzzikini

The Times:

Stuzzikini

Daily Mail:

Stuzzikini

Daily Mirror:

Stuzzikini

Daily Record:

Stuzzikini

The Sun:

Malangen