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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3725.25
  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 5
  • 18 runners
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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £22.70
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 33/17- BF

Last run: 493 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won in first-time cheekpieces at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) in May 2022 and, given his subsequent absence, something was presumably amiss when off colour the following month; returns on a competitive mark.

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3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield

Wolfspear

11st 7lb

J: Mr Oliver Boyden

T: Olly Murphy

disputing second, went second before 4th, pressed leader when unseated 4 out

6/4

1st

6

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:33 Uttoxeter

Wolfspear

11st 3lb

J: Mr Oliver Boyden

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, not fluent 4th, hit 3 out, went second approaching last, led inside final 110yds, kept on well

11/4

12/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: OP12-6 D

Last run: 159 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

In good form earlier this year with a first at Taunton and second at Wincanton; well held the final time but this mark isn't beyond him.

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4th

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

19:00 Taunton

Stanley Pincombe

11st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

His mark has taken a hit for his recent consistency, latterly finishing second of 16 in a good-ground C&D handicap in early February for which he went up another 3lb; should be thereabouts nonetheless.

7/1

2nd

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Stanley Pincombe

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

raced wide, midfield

7/2

16/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: 2043-

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Shaped better to be third in a Taunton maiden in March (2m, heavy) and both her running style and pedigree suggest that today's stiffer stamina test will suit on her handicap debut.

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8th

10

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Sams Amour

10st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Keiran Burke

Started handicap career with two good runs at about 2m3f (on good and heavy) but was pulled up over 3m next time and never really threatened back in trip at Exeter last month; others more likely.

14/1

4th

8

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:40 Exeter

Sams Amour

10st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

towards rear, not fluent 5 out

12/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 74-152 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Made a winning debut for Kim Bailey at Stratford in July (2m2f, good) and returned to that level 12 days ago after wind surgery, going down narrowly at Worcester; considered.

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5th

6

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:15 Stratford

Lady Gwen

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

took keen hold, prominent, lost position 4 out, rallied on outer 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

7/1

2nd

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:10 Fakenham

Lady Gwen

12st 0lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Kim Bailey

Three wins this season, the latest gained at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) last month; posted sound effort when third off today's mark there recently and further progress remains possible; respected.

4/1

Form: 05857/

Last run: 589 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Not many positives to take from his novice runs and he now goes handicapping after a long absence.

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1st

5

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Merry Monty

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Ten-race maiden; runner-up over hurdles at Exeter (2m2f, soft) in December and finished strongly to fill same position on last month's chasing debut there (2m3f, heavy); may not be suited by the faster ground here, though, and others appeal more.

11/4

Form: P/346-

Last run: 298 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Former Group-race winner for Andre Fabre; made it 0-10 over hurdles when tailed off at Taunton last December and returns for a new yard; best watched.

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7th

3

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Gyllen

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Kayley Woollacott

in touch with leaders

3/1

1st

12

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:10 Sandown

Gyllen

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Kayley Woollacott

Good enough to win a Group 2 on the Flat in France when owned by Godolphin; went 0-12 over hurdles for two previous yards but he's come good for this one with back-to-back Taunton wins (2m3f, good; 3m/good to soft); raised 20lb for those but something has clicked and deeper ground here will be no hardship.

6/1

1st

5

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Gyllen

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Kayley Woollacott

Made just a fairly encouraging seasonal/stable debut in October but displayed big jolt of improvement to win easily by 13l here (2m3f, good) a fortnight ago; hiked up 13lb for that and has stamina to prove over new trip today but ought to handle the slower ground and commands respect.

7/2

Form: 431151 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: 2443-1

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

His breakthrough win had been coming and he was ridden out to prevail by just over 2l at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) on his return from a break; shouldn't be far away off 7lb higher.

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4th

8

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Weavers Answer

11st 6lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Opened account over 2m in the autumn and took form to whole new level when winning readily by 17l in first-time cheekpieces at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) 11 days ago; 5lb ahead of the handicapper under 7lb penalty here; needs to be taken very seriously.

2/1

Form: 512U3- BF

Last run: 179 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; won off 4lb lower at Wincanton in March (2m4f, good to soft) and twice placed since; could go well if fitness isn't an issue on first run since April.

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5th

6

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Watchoutitscookie

10st 9lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

1-15 over hurdles and was tailed off in his last run in that discipline; again well held when third on his chase debut at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) where he probably went off a bit too fast given the conditions; wouldn't be the percentage call.

6/1

3rd

10

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Watchoutitscookie

10st 7lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

6yo chasing newcomer who has won just one of his 16 starts and was tailed off over hurdles at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) three weeks ago; however, he won at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) last March and was a good second at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) last month; not discounted.

14/1

Form: 112223 D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Likeably consistent but has nearly 10l to find with Cawthorne Cracker on their recent clash here; does have a pull in the weights and should give his running once more.

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13th

13

(13)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Pittsburg

10st 9lb

J: Miss Ella McGarty-Jones

T: Ryan Potter

slowly away, in rear

12/1

5th

4

(2)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pittsburg

9st 6lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Ryan Potter

Winning hurdler/chaser who landed his first Flat success at the 14th attempt at Kempton (1m3f, Polytrack) last month; a staying-on fourth of 11 over C&D 13 days later and holds each-way claims from the same mark.

7/2

Form: 5P33-7

Last run: 143 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won handicaps over hurdles and fences during a previous spell for this yard; has lost his way but a revival is not out of the question.

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2nd

3

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

13:25 Exeter

No Rematch

11st 10lb

J: Miss Imogen Mathias

T: Evan Williams

Dangerously handicapped and returned to form with a near miss at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft; fine on soft) when 11l ahead of Maroochi; back up 4lb but he was well backed last time and looks a player.

7/1

2nd

4

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

No Rematch

11st 2lb

J: Miss Imogen Mathias

T: Evan Williams

Won handicaps over hurdles and fences during a previous spell for this yard; the wheels have rather come off and it's been a quiet start back with Evan Williams.

16/1

Form: /4PP-5 C BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Well below her best on the Flat this autumn and also disappointed when favourite for a handicap hurdle last month at Newton Abbot; others appeal more.

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4th

4

(7)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Wilderness

9st 11lb

J: George Downing

T: Seamus Mullins

Arrives on a long losing run and her recent form on the Flat and over hurdles isn't overly encouraging either; it's easy to look elsewhere.

33/1

8th

10

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Taunton

Wilderness

10st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

midfield, lost ground after 6th

25/1

Form: 03564-

Last run: 183 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Comfortably beaten in all his runs but this 5yo could be open to some improvement now handicapping.

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10th

11

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Moonlight Artist

11st 5lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Raced prominently when a C&D winner (good to soft) off 3lb lower in November; respectable effort to be third at Aintree (3m, heavy) next time; below that level twice since, including when second at Wincanton latest; interesting back here with claimer assigned.

5/1

2nd

7

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Moonlight Artist

10st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Came good at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft) in November, his second handicap, and subsequent Aintree third (3m, heavy) was very respectable; below form after jumping left throughout at Hereford in January but can pose a potent threat if he kicks that habit here.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 164-73 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

The blinkers worked well initially (second then first) but last year ended prematurely after two modest efforts; has been quiet since returning, in no headgear over hurdles and fences.

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0

5

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

College Oak

10st 13lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Won off an 11lb higher mark at Stratford in June of 2022 but very little to shout about since then and was 66-1 when tailed off here a month ago (2m2f); returning to further is no bad thing but he's lost his way.

14/1

14th

1

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:00 Exeter

College Oak

12st 0lb

J: Mr Johnathan Rees

T: Jamie Snowden

The blinkers worked well initially (second then first) but last year ended prematurely after two modest efforts; has been quiet since returning, in no headgear over hurdles and fences.

20/1

Form: 5-1766 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

2m2f winner at Stratford this summer but he's an infrequent winner and has been below that level since.

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0

7

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:00 Exeter

Sufi

11st 10lb

J: Mr Billy Broomfield

T: Milton Harris

2m2f winner at Stratford this summer but he's an infrequent winner and has been below that level since.

33/1

6th

7

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Sufi

10st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

towards rear, pushed along before 3 out

16/1

Form: 2-653

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Runner-up (ordinary form) at Newton Abbot on sole bumper start; inferior form over hurdles, with his latest third very remote; much to prove on handicap debut.

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0

9

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:00 Exeter

The Punt

11st 5lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Alan Jones

Runner-up (ordinary form) at Newton Abbot on sole bumper start; inferior form over hurdles, with his latest third very remote; much to prove on handicap debut.

20/1

3rd

3

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:52 Stratford

The Punt

11st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Alan Jones

Runner-up (ordinary form) at Newton Abbot on sole bumper start; inferior form so far over hurdles and very much up against it.

40/1

Form: 449-5P

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Reverts back to hurdles after two defeats over fences but he was tailed off in his previous handicap hurdle; now blinkered.

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0

12

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:00 Exeter

Thistlebuffs

11st 0lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: David Pipe

Reverts back to hurdles after two defeats over fences but he was tailed off in his previous handicap hurdle; now blinkered.

20/1

0

7

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Worcester

Thistlebuffs

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Capable of better than his Perth chasing debut fifth (2m, good) once he settles better and jumping more fluently; big hike in trip asks a question starting out for David Pipe.

7/1

5th

6

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Perth

Thistlebuffs

10st 6lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pecked on landing and slightly hampered 1st

9/1

Form: 9P5-31 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Placed in his first handicap and won his second over 2m here 12 days ago when the front two pulled clear; 5lb rise isn't the end of the world.

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0

18

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:00 Exeter

Cawthorne Cracker

10st 5lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Placed in his first handicap and won his second over 2m here 12 days ago when the front two pulled clear; 5lb rise isn't the end of the world.

8/1

1st

15

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Cawthorne Cracker

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fared much better when keeping-on third in Southwell handicap (2m, good) a month ago; just 2lb higher for this and probably has more to offer.

14/1

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Straight Forecast £1968.20
Tricast £53361.10
Trifecta £19883.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cawthorne Cracker

WEST COUNTRY:

Sassified

D Express:

The Punt

POSTDATA:

Lady Gwen

LAMBOURN:

College Oak

RP RATINGS:

Cawthorne Cracker

The Times:

Cawthorne Cracker

Telegraph:

Cawthorne Cracker

Daily Mail:

Cawthorne Cracker

Daily Record:

Cawthorne Cracker

Daily Mirror:

Sassified