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16:04 Wincanton

Good To Soft

Tony Young Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 5f 82y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Tony Young Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6651-1 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Completed a 12-day hat-trick in October 2020, culminating in this race; two long layoffs since but he was back to form when scoring under Olive Nicholls over C&D in April and Kempton last Sunday, seemingly helped no end by the introduction of cheekpieces; all five wins on good or good to firm but he also has a good piece of heavy-ground form (2021); did it easily last week, so should go well under his penalty in hat-trick bid.

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1st

1

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:04 Wincanton

Oscars Moonshine

12st 9lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Completed a 12-day hat-trick in October 2020, culminating in this race; two long layoffs since but he was back to form when scoring under Olive Nicholls over C&D in April and Kempton last Sunday, seemingly helped no end by the introduction of cheekpieces; all five wins on good or good to firm but he also has a good piece of heavy-ground form (2021); did it easily last week, so should go well under his penalty in hat-trick bid.

2/1

1st

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Kempton

Oscars Moonshine

11st 11lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent

9/2

1st

5

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Oscars Moonshine

11st 9lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Completed his 12-day hat-trick in October 2020 with a C&D success (good); diminishing returns so far this season, but 4lb back below his last winning mark, and drying ground will help; cheekpieces now tried.

7/1

OUR TIP

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: U314- C

Last run: 201 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Sole start on soft was as 2yo (well beaten); runaway winner from the front in 2m4f maiden event here (good to soft) in March; not so good on handicap hurdle debut at Exeter (2m) the following month but he should still be unexposed in this sphere.

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11th

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Gyenyame

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led, headed 2nd, briefly led 4th, mistake 5th, awkward jump 6th, outpaced and lost position before 2 out

14/1

5th

8

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:08 Newbury

Gyenyame

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

2m4f maiden winner who had been holding his own in handicaps (2m-3m) before running rather flat when a remote third at Sandown the last time (2m4f, soft); returning to 3m is probably in his favour but others might be better handicapped.

9/1

3rd

8

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

15:35 Sandown

Gyenyame

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Wincanton maiden winner (2m4f, good to soft) who has held his own in all four subsequent handicaps (2m-3m) without looking ahead of his mark; it was a Class 2 last time at Cheltenham and this might not be so demanding; unraced in cheekpieces over hurdles but these aids worked well for him on the Flat.

6/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 12411- D

Last run: 203 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

3-5 in handicaps, the wins at Warwick (2m3f), Fakenham (2m4f) and Plumpton (2m4f); raised a further 5lb for this reappearance but one to note given last season's upward curve.

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9th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Bashers Reflection

10st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

held up in rear

20/1

8th

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Bashers Reflection

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Has appeared to idle when in front this season, which didn't stop him winning comfortably at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in November but was costly there (2m3f, soft) last month; also effective elsewhere; up 6lb for last time but this progressive 7yo could have lots more left in the tank, and he's a smooth-travelling sort who may be suited by the drop back in trip.

20/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

Bashers Reflection

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Disappointing at Aintree (2m4f, heavy) in December last time out but prior to that he impressed when winning over this C&D (heavy), and if rediscovering that form today's 6lb higher mark may not stop him.

13/2

Form: 73366-

Last run: 187 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Tongue-tie first time (kept since) for 7l win at Hereford (2m3f, soft; from 3lb lower) in November 2022; two respectable efforts among five starts since but she needs to return at her peak to hold a win chance today.

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8th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Phillapa Sue

10st 5lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Won comfortably at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December and returned to form when narrowly winning a four-runner mares' handicap on last month's chase debut (3m, heavy); could have a say now back on song.

14/1

1st

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Phillapa Sue

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Won off 4lb lower over hurdles at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December but she didn't shine in last two runs in that sphere; still has potential as a stayer but she needs to kick on again on this switch to fences.

9/2

4th

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Phillapa Sue

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Second to an improver at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) in November before winning convincingly at Doncaster (3m, good to soft); never got into it from off the pace at Newbury but she's better than that.

12/1

Form: UU32-0 C

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft; ran well both starts at this track for a win in January 2022 and a C&D third this April; tailed off in May when last seen but has a chance if he returns refreshed.

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3rd

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Great Ocean

11st 7lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a soft-ground maiden here in 2022 and a handicap at Hereford (2m3f, good; under Joe Anderson) last November; heavy ground may have been too much here on penultimate start but he also needs to perform better than at Market Rasen last time.

16/1

6th

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

15:32 Market Rasen

Great Ocean

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Won at Hereford (2m3f, good) last month and heavy ground may have been too much at Wincanton a fortnight ago; effective on soft; not ruled out.

9/1

8th

7

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Great Ocean

11st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

disputed lead, lost position but in touch with leaders from 2nd

4/1

Form: 4353-F D BF

Last run: 161 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

His last run over hurdles was last season's reappearance (October; close third); raised his game afterwards over fences, including two wins, and best efforts on varied ground make this look a very good mark if all's okay on first run since a fall in May.

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7th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Sheldon

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, mistake 3rd

11/2

1st

2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:07 Wincanton

Sheldon

11st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

jumped right throughout, raced in second, led 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on

5/1

3rd

5

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:55 Leicester

Sheldon

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Fenced better than usual when resuming winning ways in 2m4f Wincanton handicap on Boxing Day; up 3lb but not taken lightly if his jumping holds up again.

3/1

16/1

Form: P2F11/

Last run: 561 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Last seen winning handicap hurdles at Plumpton (3m, good) and Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) but that was in the spring of 2022; returns off the same mark as last time and has some soft-ground form but market may guide.

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1st

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Morfee

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

jumped well, took keen hold, held up in rear, in touch with leaders 4th, led going easily before 15th, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, comfortably

2/1

2nd

3

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Morfee

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Only 14 races and has won three of his last five, latterly making the breakthrough over fences with an idling win at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft); today's softer surface is perhaps a greater concern than the 5lb rise.

7/2

1st

9

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Morfee

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Completed a hurdling double over 3m+ in spring 2022 and showed he retains all his ability at just the second time of asking after a long absence when 3l second in 2m4f Wincanton handicap chase 21 days ago, with reopposing pair Gingerbred and Balko Saint behind him; should go well now stepping back up in trip.

5/1

Form: 24-222 C

Last run: 144 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in February-June on his last four starts over fences, with a below-form hurdles run on heavy going interrupting that sequence; also bit to prove on soft; tongue tied last three starts but not today; well treated judged on 2021 hurdles form and on best of those chase efforts.

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6th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Balko Saint

11st 10lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Very well handicapped on some of last year's placed form but returned from break with three below-par runs in the autumn and needs to turn a corner; won a heavy-ground hurdle in France in 2021 but may be best suited by good ground.

16/1

7th

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Balko Saint

11st 2lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Runner-up four times over fences at up to 2m5f during the spring/summer but below par in a hurdle race/chase at Wincanton since returning from a break; up in trip; others have less to prove.

20/1

Form: /25F5-

Last run: 217 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Runner-up over fences in November (3m2f, good) first time out last season; well below form in his three runs afterwards, returned to hurdling for a novice event in March when last seen; tongue-tie (absent last term) returns; well treated judged on his better efforts.

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1st

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Bring The Action

10st 12lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Nigel Hawke

Inconsistent this term but has possibilities provided he takes well to new headgear; had wind surgery (his second) since last run; sole rules win came off 17lb higher.

10/1

Form: 2261P- D

Last run: 192 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Ran poorly on last season's sole run over hurdles, while taking well to fences until a respiratory noise was reported on final outing; cheekpieces last two; needs to be back at her best on this first run since wind surgery.

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4th

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

13:28 Wincanton

Lady Kk

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Bounced back from a disappointing seasonal debut (over hurdles) to win narrowly at Taunton (2m7f, good) last month; will be fine on today's slower ground but has become a hard mare to predict and is on a career-high mark.

7/2

1st

1

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Lady Kk

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when winning small-field mares' chase here (2m5f, good) in March but was pulled up on both subsequent outings (chase/hurdle) and has become a hard one to predict.

10/1

0

6

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:04 Wincanton

Lady Kk

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Ran poorly on last season's sole run over hurdles, while taking well to fences until a respiratory noise was reported on final outing; cheekpieces last two; needs to be back at her best on this first run since wind surgery.

16/1

Form: P5/12-

Last run: 321 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Brother to 1m4f and smart French 2m1f-2m5f hurdle/chase winner (placed in 3m2f Group 3 chase) El Gringo, half-brother to three Flat winners; ran for three different trainers during six-race French career, winning a 2m2f hurdle race last November on very soft; unexposed on first British run.

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6th

13

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Southwell

Seignor Gringo

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

French winner (2m2f, very soft) who was under pressure very early when 23l third of eight at Fakenham (2m, soft) in December on second stable start; however, today's longer trip may help and he's not ruled out.

16/1

3rd

3

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:10 Fakenham

Seignor Gringo

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

raced lazily, held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, went third approaching last, kept on

20/1

Form: FP98-5

Last run: 165 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Five starts for this yard, failing to finish in two chases and tailed off in his three races back hurdling; way down the weights.

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0

14

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:04 Wincanton

Atholl Street

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Five starts for this yard, failing to finish in two chases and tailed off in his three races back hurdling; way down the weights.

66/1

5th

6

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Newton Abbot

Atholl Street

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Four starts for this yard; failed to finish in two chases and twice tailed off back hurdling; tongue-strap returns.

50/1

8th

9

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Atholl Street

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Became rather disappointing for Paul Nicholls last season and has struggled to get competitive for new stable this term, most recently when tailed off here (2m3f) on recent return to hurdling; revival needed.

50/1

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Non-runners

Lassue, Mikhailovich, The Scorpion King, Johnny B

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Payout
Exacta £170.00
Straight Forecast £155.60
Tricast £641.10
Trifecta £915.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Oscars Moonshine

D Express:

Seignor Gringo

WEST COUNTRY:

Mikhailovich

LAMBOURN:

The Scorpion King

SPOTLIGHT:

Bashers Reflection

The Star:

Lassue

The Times:

Gyenyame

TOPSPEED:

Phillapa Sue

POSTDATA:

Oscars Moonshine

Telegraph:

Oscars Moonshine

Daily Mirror:

Oscars Moonshine

The Sun:

Oscars Moonshine

Daily Record:

Oscars Moonshine