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Belgrade Insulations & Dry Lining Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 3f 49y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Belgrade Insulations & Dry Lining Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 643115 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won two Newton Abbot handicaps during the summer, making harder work of it the second time; went up a collective 11lb and that was perhaps a factor in his latest defeat there.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Sassified

11st 9lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Three hurdle wins on good ground this season (2m1f-2m3f); behind two of these when below form at Exeter last month and would prefer the rain to stay away but, if judged on Flat form, he could still be on a good mark.

6/1

7th

8

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:00 Exeter

Sassified

11st 8lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Has enjoyed a fruitful summer on good ground, making it three wins from his last four starts with a 2l success at Fontwell (2m3f); has another 4lb to deal with but that looks manageable.

4/1

1st

8

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

17:15 Fontwell

Sassified

10st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Won two Newton Abbot handicaps during the summer, making harder work of it the second time; went up a collective 11lb and that was perhaps a factor in his latest defeat there.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: U32P5-

Last run: 179 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdle winner; low-key stable debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in April and two down-the-field Flat runs have followed; has something to prove now.

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6th

1

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

First Quest

11st 9lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

A four-time winner over hurdles; made a slow start for this yard (Flat/hurdles) but the spark returned when second over 2m3f at Fontwell (good); wouldn't want much rain but fair chance otherwise.

7/2

6th

1

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

First Quest

11st 9lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

A four-time winner over hurdles; made a slow start for this yard (Flat/hurdles) but the spark returned when second over 2m3f at Fontwell (good); wouldn't want much rain but fair chance otherwise.

7/2

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3/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 71311- CD

Last run: 336 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won this 12 months ago on his return to hurdling and that was on the back of a laboured run on the Flat, whereas this time he won at Bath a month ago; should go well, for all that he's high in the weights (last jumps win was off 6lb lower).

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14th

2

(4)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Beat The Heat

9st 11lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Scored at Bath (1m6f) last summer but he's been off since pulled up over hurdles at Plumpton in November; not ruled out though if fully tuned up for his return.

12/1

0

7

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:07 Plumpton

Beat The Heat

11st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jim Boyle

Triple hurdle winner at Fontwell (2m1f-2m3f, good-soft) last year and added to his tally with a Flat success in August; good third at Fontwell (2m3f, good) when back over hurdles last month and 1lb lower here; probably won't be far away.

6/1

Form: 044

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Limited Flat maiden whose fourths over hurdles were remote; a long way out of the weights for handicap debut.

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8th

8

(4)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Steven Seagull

8st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: John Ryan

One win in 18 starts came in a four-runner hurdle in November and form of that race is decidedly shaky; poor under both codes since then including when well behind Reverberation over C&D in December.

20/1

8th

8

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Steven Seagull

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: John Ryan

Lowly rated maiden on the Flat; won what turned out to be a very uncompetitive juvenile hurdle here (2m1f, heavy) in November but was pulled up when back in a handicap hurdle at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) recently.

12/1

14/1

Form: -52243

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner; 0-8 over hurdles but was second in consecutive handicaps in the spring (2m2f/2m) and, following wind surgery, only faded late on last time at Uttoxeter; not dismissed.

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5th

5

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Only Fools

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Came readily clear at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) and probably ran as well under a penalty at Hereford only to bump into a rejuvenated winner; up another 2lb but should give her running and be involved.

7/2

2nd

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Only Fools

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Nearly all handicap runs on good and good to soft but she was fine on heavy at Fontwell (2m3f) last week when a clear winner; appeared not to have too hard a race there and has a good chance under penalty (due the same rise in future) to make it three wins from her last five starts.

5/2

1st

4

18th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:18 Fontwell

Only Fools

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, led, not fluent 4th, headed but prominent 6th, pushed along when good jump and led again 2 out, not fluent last, ridden clear run-in, comfortably

7/2

Form: 000-52

Last run: 98 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a handicap hurdle at Cartmel (2m1f, good) in June on final run for Peter Flood; finished tailed off in a first-time visor in 1m4f classified race on first run for this yard and and he's now 0-11.

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2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Mi Sueno

11st 11lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Paddy Butler

Made all to win easily by 13l in a selling handicap at Fakenham (2m, soft) and repeated the trick over 2m here last month, albeit by a far narrower margin; up just 2lb and Rob Hargreaves rides again with his 7lb claim, but it could be harder to dominate this bigger field.

3/1

1st

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:52 Plumpton

Mi Sueno

11st 8lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Paddy Butler

took keen hold, led, 4 lengths ahead 3rd, jumped slightly left 4th, much reduced lead 4 out, hit 3 out, soon headed, rallied 2 out

11/8

1st

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:40 Fakenham

Mi Sueno

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

made all, went well clear from 3 out, easily

5/1

Form: 79325-

Last run: 180 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

0-6; beaten about 6l in two handicaps at about this trip back in the spring; open to improvement, especially after wind surgery and with a tongue-tie tried.

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4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:35 Wincanton

Belgarum

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

His reduced mark appeals on last season's hurdle form but he's been unable to get competitive over fences this season and was pulled up at Exeter last time; major turnaround needed.

10/1

0

15

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

16:15 Exeter

Belgarum

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not yet competitive in handicap chases at 2m4f, 2m2f and over C&D (finished remote third to Time To Bite); up against it from out of the weights.

20/1

3rd

8

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:55 Exeter

Belgarum

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Nine-race maiden; placed a couple of times over hurdles (2m1f/2m3f) but he's weakened in his two chase runs this autumn; still early days in this sphere and mark is falling but he needs to raise his game significantly.

10/1

Form: F-P436 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Two of his three hurdle wins were in Jersey; last win was over fences nearly a year ago but recent form in that discipline has been modest.

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0

13

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

No Worries

10st 3lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

Last success came over fences a year ago; couple of poor efforts since returned to hurdles and he has a doubt over current form; opposed.

25/1

9th

16

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 5

15:53 Doncaster

No Worries

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Failed to progress over fences after winning the first attempt; poor effort returned to hurdles six weeks ago; has a doubt over current form and others are preferred.

33/1

Form: 2U1-6F

Last run: 145 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Nothing has gone right since winning narrowly at Kempton three starts ago; held every chance when the saddle slipped back there and then fell mid-race at Plumpton; on a fair mark and can show his form when fresh.

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7th

1

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Sami Bear

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Jumping has been an issue but he won off just 1lb higher at Kempton earlier this year and it wasn't a bad run back there a month ago for all that he was well held; this is a lower grade as well.

11/2

3rd

10

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Kempton

Sami Bear

10st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Short-head winner over C&D (good to soft) in February off 3lb lower under his now usual rider Freddie Gordon; jumping problems have been an issue, including with jumping out markedly to his left, and they hadn't gone away when he disappointed on his recent return from a summer break; that seriously tempers enthusiasm for him.

10/1

Form: 5/239-

Last run: 346 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Placed in two good-ground maiden hurdles last summer before struggling on handicap debut at Chepstow a year ago; absent since and new trainer (same owners) fits a tongue-tie; let the market guide.

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7th

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Taunton

Sarsen

11st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 3rd

12/1

7th

8

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Sarsen

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Anthony Honeyball

Soundly beaten in first two handicaps, the latter his seasonal/stable debut in October (2m3f) but he had some excuses that day and is not written off just yet.

14/1

Form: 0864-4

Last run: 149 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Beaten 12l behind Sir Rock on handicap debut over 2m5f here in May; will do well to reverse those placings from 9lb out of the weights.

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1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

15:39 Catterick

Abbeyhill

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear, headway on outer after 7th, soon in touch with leaders, went third after 3 out, pushed along and led after 2 out, faced challenge last, ridden and kept on well run-in

15/8

Form: 07BP-1 C

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 6yo; got stuck in the mud on stable debut but then won quite decisively over 2m5f on good ground here in May; 5lb rise was fair and he's on the shortlist.

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2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Sir Rock

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Overcame some sticky jumping to win narrowly over C&D in December (good to soft) and then followed up with a bit more in hand at Fontwell (2m5f, soft); impressed in how he travelled through that race and could still be well handicapped off 4lb higher.

5/4

1st

5

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:55 Fontwell

Sir Rock

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

travelled strongly, midfield, headway and went third after 9th

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £829.00
Straight Forecast £1024.80
Tricast £4493.60
Trifecta £3094.00

Selections

The Times:

Beat The Heat

SPOTLIGHT:

Belgarum

Daily Mirror:

Sir Rock

POSTDATA:

Only Fools

The Star:

No Worries

D Express:

Sami Bear

RP RATINGS:

Belgarum

WEST COUNTRY:

Belgarum

Daily Record:

Sir Rock

Telegraph:

Beat The Heat

The Guardian:

Beat The Heat

Daily Mail:

Beat The Heat

The Sun:

Beat The Heat