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13:10 Wincanton

Good To Soft

George Smith Horseboxes Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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George Smith Horseboxes Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 6F2-

Last run: 207 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Unexposed after only three starts and kept on for second in run-of-the-mill C&D maiden (good) in April last time; probably needs to improve to make a winning seasonal/handicap debut but that's possible.

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4th

5

8th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

15:35 Sandown

West End Boy

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Easy win on his handicap and seasonal debut at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in October and readily followed up off the same mark at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) eight days later, when forced to switch; hit with 12lb rise but could still be ahead of the handicapper.

9/2

1st

8

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:37 Plumpton

West End Boy

10st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Displayed significant improvement on seasonal/handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) eight days ago, drawing clear to win quite comfortably by 10l; escapes a penalty here and commands respect.

5/4

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 52545-

Last run: 207 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won three times at Taunton (2m, good-soft) last year and went close off mark 2lb higher than today's there in February, but she ended last season with some tame efforts and returns from a break with a point to prove.

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5th

1

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

19:20 Stratford

Amelias Dance

12st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Runner-up five times last season but not at best when well-held fourth at Taunton (2m, soft) in March; pulled up after a bad early mistake at Kempton last month.

5/1

4

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Amelias Dance

11st 12lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

midfield, bad mistake and almost fell 3rd, soon pulled up quickly

14/1

4th

4

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Amelias Dance

11st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened from 2 out

2/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 64523-

Last run: 202 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 5yo who was placed in his first two handicaps, more recently when third of 11 at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in April; not sure to be suited by today's drop back in trip but still enters calculations.

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1st

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

19:00 Taunton

Bertie Wooster

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Still a maiden but has run a few good races in handicaps (1m7f-3m1f) and, although well beaten in a maiden last month, the winner went in again last weekend; unlikely to be far away.

10/1

2nd

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:25 Chepstow

Bertie Wooster

11st 6lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Is now 0-9 but he's proving a reliable sort and posted a good fourth of 12 in 2m4f Sandown handicap hurdle in January; he can go well again after a break.

9/4

4th

6

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:10 Sandown

Bertie Wooster

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Went up 6lb for a narrow defeat over 2m5f at Hereford (good) in November and that rise, combined with the step up to 3m1f, found him out when 12l away back there last month; however, has been placed in all his handicaps and he's unlikely to be far away.

10/1

Form: -12221 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Progressive 5yo who doubled his tally for the season when rallying well for Cameron Iles at Worcester (2m, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; could still have more to offer; respected.

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4th

6

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:10 Wincanton

Getaway Tom

11st 4lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive 5yo who doubled his tally for the season when rallying well for Cameron Iles at Worcester (2m, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; could still have more to offer; respected.

7/2

1st

1

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Getaway Tom

12st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

Improved to win quite comfortably at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in May, his sixth start over hurdles, and has finished second three consecutive times since; sports first-time tongue-tie today and capable 10lb claimer Cameron Iles is enlisted; likely to be right in the thick of things again.

4/1

2nd

2

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:27 Newton Abbot

Getaway Tom

11st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Improved to win quite comfortably at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in May, his sixth start over hurdles, and finished second on both subsequent outings; lost out only narrowly to Sassified over C&D two runs ago; ought to be right in the thick of things again.

4/1

Form: 3P3-23

Last run: 158 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

0-5 over hurdles but second on handicap debut at Ludlow in May and the form of his Warwick third (also 2m, good) ten days later was well advertised by the front pair afterwards; probably still has potential; must be considered.

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3rd

3

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Him Malaya

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Only win was quite comfortable in a 1m7f soft-ground handicap at Wincanton last season; perhaps better again when third after a break at Kempton (2m, good) as he wasn't best positioned when the tempo increased; that run can be upgraded and he ran well in this 12 months ago, finishing second to Zucayan.

4/1

3rd

13

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Him Malaya

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, held up in rear, plenty to do 3 out, headway before 2 out, went third approaching last, kept on

12/1

Form: 2P49-8 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Took form to whole new level when making all for two eased-down C&D wins towards end of last year (good/good to soft) and is now well handicapped on her subsequent placed form; however, she lost her way in the spring and made a low-key reappearance here ten days ago; needs to bounce back.

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1st

2

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

No No Tonic

11st 13lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Mark Gillard

prominent

14/1

5th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Kempton

No No Tonic

11st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Mark Gillard

Veteran who has done her winning at Wincanton; form dipped there on Boxing Day, following two placed efforts; first run at Kempton and isn't the percentage call.

14/1

Form: 52118- D

Last run: 191 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Seemingly aided by fitting of a tongue-tie when making all twice in the spring (maiden/handicap) and was not discredited when midfield in competitive race at Ayr on latest outing; had wind op during 191-day break and has plenty of scope for further progress this season.

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14

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Shelikesthelights

10st 11lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won twice from the front after the tongue-tie went on last spring, latterly on handicap debut; has not looked on a great mark in her three handicaps since, the latest in January and she had wind surgery (her second this term) soon afterwards; not proven over this far but it will be interesting to see if her backers return.

9/1

3rd

5

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:10 Market Rasen

Shelikesthelights

11st 4lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won twice from the front after the tongue-tie went on last spring (2m; good/good to soft); faced a stiff rise in class when beaten at Ayr in April and unlikely that she did herself justice when reappearing (after wind op) on soft ground at Wincanton in October; conditions are again a concern this afternoon.

5/2

Form: 141-P6 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Six-time chase winner (once here); first hurdling start since spring 2021 when well-held sixth at Chepstow (2m, heavy) this month but the ground was probably not in his favour and he might come on for the run.

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3

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Not Available

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

When a 23l third at Newbury (2m, soft) two starts ago he was behind two highly progressive rivals and he continues to drop down the weights, but positive performances have been scarce this season and he was tailed off at Sandown (1m7f, soft) last time.

10/1

9th

10

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Not Available

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won six times over fences but seems to have developed his own ideas about the game and looks a difficult ride these days; below form this term on both British starts on heavy; latest outing was his best show this season but he needs to better that.

25/1

3rd

3

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:45 Newbury

Not Available

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won six times over fences but seems to have developed his own ideas about the game and looks a difficult ride these days; in his current form others are way more appealing.

15/2

Form: 311P- CD

Last run: 183 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Useful Flat racer who took pretty well to hurdling last season, winning twice over C&D on good to soft; pulled up in a hot novices' handicap on final day of last season but will find this easier and the return to this track is an obvious plus.

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8th

9

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:10 Uttoxeter

Celtic Art

10st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jeremy Scott

midfield

11/2

3rd

3

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Celtic Art

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

raced in second, pressed leader 4 out, switched right before 2 out, soon lost second, kept on run-in

11/4

3rd

8

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Celtic Art

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Only 1lb higher than for his Lingfield win in November (2m, soft; first-time cheekpieces); below par since then and didn't look at home on the heavy ground at Wincanton last time.

14/1

Form: 84117- CD

Last run: 185 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Came good with consecutive C&D wins in February/March (maiden/handicap) but signed off with disappointing run at Taunton in April and others are higher up the pecking order; had wind op in August; tongue-tie goes on.

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8th

13

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Universal Secret

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Helen Nelmes

Won off 7lb higher last year when beating John Betjeman at Wincanton (good to soft), after which he was well beaten in this race; hasn't rediscovered his touch this campaign following wind surgery.

14/1

4

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Universal Secret

11st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Won back-to-back C&D hurdles this time last year (good/good to soft), the latter when 7lb higher; had wind surgery after his next start but has been nowhere near best since; well treated if he revives.

14/1

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Princess T

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Payout
Exacta £2382.00
Straight Forecast £1884.00
Tricast £11616.50
Trifecta £12570.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Getaway Tom

WEST COUNTRY:

Him Malaya

TOPSPEED:

Bertie Wooster

SPOTLIGHT:

Celtic Art

The Star:

Universal Secret

POSTDATA:

Princess T

RP RATINGS:

No No Tonic

D Express:

Him Malaya

Daily Mirror:

Getaway Tom

Daily Record:

Getaway Tom

The Sun:

Bertie Wooster

The Times:

Celtic Art