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Joe Atkinson Celebrating Happy Retirement Day Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5527.68
  • 2m 5f 122y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Joe Atkinson Celebrating Happy Retirement Day Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 60751-

Last run: 177 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery prior to opening her hurdles account in Taunton handicap (3m, soft) when last seen six months ago; may build on that success; now upped in grade but is compensated by running off a very low weight; one to consider.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Little Else

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Won consecutive handicaps in 2023, over C&D (soft) and 2m5f (heavy), and didn't look done with from a handicapping viewpoint when fourth at Newbury in January (3m, soft); likely contender down in grade.

12/1

4th

16

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Little Else

10st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Seemingly all the better for wind surgery when winning 3m/2m5f (soft/heavy) handicaps by neck margins; got edged out by an exposed mare at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) since but returning to further should benefit her; she's not without hope.

14/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: /1123- D

Last run: 453 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Record of 3-6 since switched to fences and appears well treated off this lower hurdle mark if proving as good back in this sphere; only 1-11 as a hurdler and lacks recent match practice (absent for 15 months) but market confidence should be noted.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

11

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Balkardy

10st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Second hurdle success when showing a good attitude and making virtually all over 3m (soft) at Musselburgh last month but he ran poorly behind a few of these at Warwick since; bounce-back called for.

22/1

5th

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Balkardy

10st 13lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

led, good jump 7th, headed 3 out

10/1

1st

2

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Balkardy

11st 12lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

made virtually all, pecked on landing 4th, briefly headed after 10th, led again after 11th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden before last, sustained duel with runner-up run-in, kept on towards finish, gamely

5/1

Form: 11 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Two from two in Britain, recording both wins at this course (2m2f/2m5f, good/heavy); took well to first-time cheekpieces on latest occasion; allotted a very handy opening mark judged on his German Flat form and looks open to further improvement under this code; strongly respected.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(5)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Wonderful Eagle

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

raced in third, went second before halfway

5/1

8th

14

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

13:15 Cheltenham

Wonderful Eagle

10st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Useful German Flat winner (1m4f/1m2f) in 2022; hurdling for this yard on last four starts, with 2m2f and 2m6f wins at Newton Abbot on first two occasions; better form taking minor honours in the mud in handicaps both starts since, latterly at Cheltenham (2m5f); needs extra but cheekpieces (tried two and three starts back) return and there's a big rethink on his trip.

14/1

4th

9

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Cheltenham

Wonderful Eagle

10st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Useful German Flat winner (1m4f/1m2f) in 2022; three hurdle races for this yard at Newton Abbot, with two wins (2m2f and 2m6f) before good third on heavy ground on handicap hurdle debut; wore cheekpieces last two starts; needs a good deal better, including as he's 4lb out of the handicap, but Flat form gives some hope.

8/1

Form: 51/

Last run: 597 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Absent since his 6l novice success at Taunton (2m3f, soft) in March 2022 when having only his second run for Paul Nicholls; has low mileage and could well progress further; interesting on return to action, especially if strong in the betting.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:30 Plumpton

Individualiste

11st 9lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, bad mistake 3rd, overjumped 4th, soon cajoled along, reminders and lost position 5th, struggling 6th, pulled up before 7th

13/2

5

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:07 Wincanton

Individualiste

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, struggling 11th, weakening when mistake 13th, soon pulled up

7/2

Form: 3P243P C

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Form dipped on belated return to chasing last week; largely consistent over hurdles otherwise this term and may well bounce back; however, he's 0-15 since recording back-to-back wins here in May 2022.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

8

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:15 Newton Abbot

Kapitaliste

10st 3lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent

14/1

0

9

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Worcester

Kapitaliste

10st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Two Newton Abbot wins in May 2022; winless since but mostly holding form of late, and hurdles form here reads 222P24; unable to defy Flat breeding when last tried over fences in late 2021, jumping poorly.

8/1

3rd

6

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

14:35 Newton Abbot

Kapitaliste

11st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent, struggling after 7th, stayed on but not pace to challenge

5/1

Form: 409-7P

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner for Keith Dalgleish and successful once over hurdles for Gordon Elliott; form has dipped markedly for current stable, as present mark reflects; big revival is required.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

5

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Platinumcard

11st 11lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Well beaten on all five starts for David Pipe, the last two on heavy ground last month; comes here with a lot to prove but combination of better ground and first-time blinkers may enable an upturn.

16/1

6th

7

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:15 Newton Abbot

Platinumcard

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

led

25/1

0

12

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

16:33 Chepstow

Platinumcard

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Plenty of competitive form on the Flat and over hurdles for previous yards but has looked cold as ice in three runs for this one; could yet turn a corner and well treated if he did.

25/1

Form: 6P15-

Last run: 313 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Raced four times in France, standout form when winning over 2m3f last November; hard to assess with total confidence but market support should be heeded.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:55 Taunton

Bonheur De Ballon

11st 7lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

A French winner over this far; had wind surgery before pulling up on stable debut in a handicap and underwent the same procedure ahead of another quiet run at Doncaster two weeks ago; cheekpieces added.

20/1

13th

4

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Bonheur De Ballon

11st 11lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Pulled up at 22-1 on stable debut at Newton Abbot (2m5f, heavy) in October; however, this French winner (2m3f, good to soft) has had a wind op since; one to watch in the betting now back on less testing ground.

20/1

Form: 343-32 BF

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

More exposed than some of these rivals and record is only 1-17 but he's a consistent sort; creditable second at Hexham (2m7f, good) when last seen four months ago; place possibilities off same mark.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Hasty Parisian

11st 11lb

T: Harriet Dickin

4th

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Hasty Parisian

11st 1lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

took keen hold, led, not fluent 1st, headed but prominent 6th, not fluent and lost position 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, soon no impression

7/2

2nd

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Hasty Parisian

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

held up in rear, went third 10th, outpaced and pushed along 11th, ridden and kept on from 2 out, hampered by faller but left in remote second last, stayed on run-in, no match for winner

7/2

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Non-runners

Gyenyame

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £434.00
Straight Forecast £475.60
Tricast £1123.00
Trifecta £1378.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Wonderful Eagle

D Express:

Individualiste

TOPSPEED:

Kapitaliste

Daily Mirror:

Balkardy

RP RATINGS:

Gyenyame

WEST COUNTRY:

Wonderful Eagle

The Times:

Wonderful Eagle

Telegraph:

Wonderful Eagle

The Guardian:

Wonderful Eagle

Daily Mail:

Wonderful Eagle

The Sun:

Wonderful Eagle

Daily Record:

Wonderful Eagle

The Star:

Individualiste

POSTDATA:

Kapitaliste