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16:40 Wetherby

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  • 3m 0f 26y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: F171-3 D BF

Last run: 165 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Last seven runs over fences; comfortably conceded plenty of weight to a subsequent winner at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) before running well back over 2m4f; on a good mark for this return to hurdling and stable is in form.

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1st

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Duke Of Deception

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Two chase wins towards end of last season and he also scored over hurdles at Wetherby (3m, good) last October; has run well to finish second back over fences the last twice, most recently beaten just 1l at Bangor (3m5f, heavy); ticks plenty of boxes.

5/1

2nd

8

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Duke Of Deception

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

raced wide, towards rear

6/1

Form: -513PP D

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won a handicap hurdle on heavy ground in July but his following third was remote and he's since pulled up over fences and hurdles; has become very difficult to predict.

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0

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Butlers Brief

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Below par at Bangor a fortnight ago when the heavy going shouldn't have been an issue (won on such ground in July); however, he won at Kelso (3m2f, good to soft) two starts ago and could bounce back with a bold show.

5/2

5th

1

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Butlers Brief

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

led but pestered, headed 2 out, soon weakened

6/1

1st

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

13:05 Kelso

Butlers Brief

11st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent, awkward jump 3rd, led 5th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and faced challenge when not fluent last, kept on well run-in, won going away

8/1

Form: 1322-4

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has only won a Fontwell maiden for which she was odds-on favourite; 0-5 in handicaps and she wasn't that threatening when twice runner-up; may have needed latest run at Cartmel having been off for a year.

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0

15

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Belles Benefit

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Has won only a Fontwell 2m5f maiden for which she was odds-on; however, didn't run too badly last time at Market Rasen over a totally inadequate 2m and her close third over this far at Wetherby in October makes her a player.

25/1

4th

6

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:10 Market Rasen

Belles Benefit

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Has only won a Fontwell 2m5f maiden for which she was odds-on; finished close up at Wetherby on her return but below that level at Hereford the last twice and she's been running over 3m.

12/1

6th

8

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:48 Hereford

Belles Benefit

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Has only won a Fontwell maiden for which she was odds-on; a weakener over C&D last time but wasn't far away the time before (3m) and now goes in cheekpieces.

7/1

Form: 61114- C

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Fourth off this mark at Perth last time (3m2f, good to soft) having won her three previous races at up to 3m; perhaps high in the weights now but could feature.

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6

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

14:40 Ascot

Miss Milano

11st 3lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear, pulled up before 7th

9/2

4th

4

18th Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 26y

Class 4

16:40 Wetherby

Miss Milano

11st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Fourth off this mark at Perth last time (3m2f, good to soft) having won her three previous races at up to 3m; perhaps high in the weights now but could feature.

6/1

1

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 149y

Class 4

20:45 Aintree

Miss Milano

12st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Fourth off this mark at Perth last time (3m2f, good to soft) having won her three previous races at up to 3m; not out of it.

Form: 1-9U00 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Flat winner who stays well, with one of his three hurdle victories coming over 3m3f; however, a disappointing year got no better when well held at Sedgefield last week.

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5th

7

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:35 Catterick

Balkotic

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, lost position after 7th, outpaced after 4 out, weakened and tailed off 2 out

6/1

2nd

6

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:30 Catterick

Balkotic

10st 2lb

J: Mr Ryan Price

T: Micky Hammond

C&D winner off 3lb higher last November (soft); decent third over C&D last time; stable going well so not without a chance but this looks tougher.

6/1

3rd

6

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:05 Catterick

Balkotic

10st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

led, headed before 8th, outpaced and lost position after 2 out (usual 3 out), kept on run-in

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: -46211 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

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Payout
Straight Forecast £546.30
Tricast £3694.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sea The Clouds

TOPSPEED:

Miss Milano

The Times:

Duke Of Deception

RP RATINGS:

Sea The Clouds

POSTDATA:

Sea The Clouds

LAMBOURN:

Sea The Clouds

Telegraph:

Sea The Clouds

Daily Mail:

Sea The Clouds

D Express:

Sea The Clouds

Daily Mirror:

Sea The Clouds

The Sun:

Sea The Clouds

Daily Record:

Sea The Clouds

The Star:

Miss Milano

The Guardian:

Duke Of Deception