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14:25 Huntingdon

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 7f 129y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Download The Rhino.Bet App Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.90
  • Place: £2.10

Form: /3447-

Last run: 247 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won a couple of novice hurdles two winters ago for Nicky Henderson and highly tried afterwards; mistakes hindered him in his three previous chase attempts and he ran poorly back over hurdles when last seen (cheekpieces soon discarded); still only a 6yo and remains in same ownership despite changing yards.

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2nd

20

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Surrey Quest

10st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Ended his time with Nicky Henderson under a cloud but emerged for new yard with wins in October and December; the latter followed wind surgery and came at Newbury (3m2f, soft; furthest he's been) where he emerged best in a fine scrap as the first two drew well clear; this 5lb higher mark may well underestimate that performance but he needs to bounce back from a disappointing show at Doncaster in January.

33/1

10th

10

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Surrey Quest

11st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Has won both his chases for this yard, though was helped by a collapsing pace at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) and it was hard work to follow up at Newbury (3m2f, soft; following a wind op); at least encouraging that the front two pulled clear last time and he could prove himself worthy of this 7lb higher mark.

11/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 23123-

Last run: 191 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Similar sort of form last season in novice hurdles, from 2m3f to 2m7f on good and slower ground; a good looker who should come into his own over fences; respected.

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2nd

1

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Storminhome

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Not seen to best effect over 3m on soft ground three weeks ago but responded well to first-time cheekpieces when second at Doncaster (2m3f, good) two starts ago, and that piece of form gives him claims here.

11/2

3rd

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Storminhome

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

raced in second, pushed along after 16th, hung left and outpaced before 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/4

2nd

2

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Storminhome

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Sole win came over hurdles at this track (2m3f) one year ago; switched to chasing and handicapping over about 3m for his three starts this term, running well for minor honours in two of them; chance on that and he drops back in trip in first-time headgear.

5/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 230P-4

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Not himself when flopping in his only handicap as a hurdler but got back on track with a pleasing effort in maiden company a month ago (2m4f, good to soft), and this winning pointer can step up now sent over 3m for his chase debut.

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3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 4

17:04 Market Rasen

Harjo

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Charlie Longsdon

jumped left throughout, raced in second, awkward jump 4th, not fluent 8th

15/8

2nd

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:52 Hereford

Harjo

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Reportedly unsuited by the ground (soft, heavy in places) when pulled-up favourite at Wetheby last month; needs to put that run behind him but looked in excellent nick when scoring at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) two starts ago and could still have more to offer over fences.

11/8

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:32 Wetherby

Harjo

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Lightly raced 7yo; already much better over fences than hurdles and jumped well when scoring at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) in December in clearcut style; open to further improvement and could overcome a 7lb rise.

3/1

Form: 14B49- D

Last run: 192 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler for Paul Nicholls but sole chase win was a walkover and he lost his way afterwards; joined this yard for £30,000 and comes with risks following wind surgery and tried in new headgear.

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1st

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Milan Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Sarah Humphrey

Had got himself well handicapped given his highs for Paul Nicholls and he returned to winning ways over C&D in December (good to soft), having rallied best after losing his position; subsequent absence is probably no big deal and a 5lb rise is fair.

6/1

1st

6

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

14:10 Plumpton

Milan Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sarah Humphrey

Useful staying hurdler for Paul Nicholls but not the same proposition over fences and soundly beaten in two runs for new yard.

14/1

7th

4

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:30 Leicester

Milan Bridge

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sarah Humphrey

A fairly useful hurdles/chase winner for Paul Nicholls; ended last season well out of sorts though and he came in a well-held fourth at Huntingdon on his yard debut after a wind op; others appeal more.

14/1

Form: 41315- C

Last run: 219 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won two of his last four hurdles, with both wins over 2m3f on slowish ground; made a bold mid-race move before weakening last time at Newbury; has scope for further progress and is now sent over fences.

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2nd

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

17:10 Huntingdon

Pearly Island

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Dual hurdle winner at about 2m3f on slow ground; got off the mark over fences at the sixth attempt when scoring over C&D (soft) on his penultimate start; things seemed to happen a bit too quickly for him when dropped to 2m1f (good) at Plumpton latest; not written off.

5/1

3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

17:20 Plumpton

Pearly Island

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

This trip could be on the short side but it was a likeable display when getting off the mark over fences at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft; fine on drier ground) and, overall, he probably has the least to prove here even off a 7lb higher mark.

7/2

1st

2

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Pearly Island

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lucy Wadham

0-5 over fences but headgear seems to have helped on last two outings, and the form of last month's Fakenham second (2m5f, soft; first-time blinkers) was well advertised by the winner in a valuable race at the weekend; has cheekpieces refitted today; course winner over hurdles; high on the list.

3/1

Form: 3121P- D

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Had three quick runs (with form figures of 121) in handicap hurdles before looking in need of a break when pulled up at Exeter in April; goes chasing off a fair mark and he has a pointing background.

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4th

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

Gerico Ville

11st 3lb

J: Miss Molly Landau

T: Chris Gordon

Closely matched with Everything'sontick who beat him by a neck at Plumpton two runs back (3m1f, soft) when both would have been beaten had the leader stood up at the last; well beaten last time but was badly hampered; visor replaces cheekpieces; not out of it.

11/2

3rd

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Gerico Ville

11st 7lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, mistake then badly hampered by faller 4 out, awkward jump 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon no impression

11/2

2nd

5

26th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Gerico Ville

11st 9lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders on outer

5/2

Form: 22224- BF

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper and a maiden hurdle during opening half of 2022; endured a string of near misses in handicaps off this sort of mark but it would be no surprise should he make a better chaser.

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2nd

4

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Sporting Ace

10st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Won in good style at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December on second chase start and, after a blip at Plumpton, was an 11l second to an unexposed winner at Uttoxeter (3m2f, heavy) four weeks ago; might not be far away.

4/1

Form: 137/3- C

Last run: 187 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner in 2022; ran a fine race when returning from a year off to finish third under a big weight at Perth (2m4f, good) in April; makes chase debut after another absence but she was placed in a point and retains potential.

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5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Holly Hartingo

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

The winner of two non-handicaps, one of them here; having a quiet season with the exception of her Kempton fifth and cheekpieces are now called on.

10/1

0

6

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Holly Hartingo

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

Took a step back in the right direction with a fair fifth at Kempton (3m, good to soft) a month ago and each-way claims if building on that.

25/1

Form: 43420-

Last run: 192 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Went close on his handicap debut over hurdles when returning to 3m at Doncaster in February and trainer could offer no explanation for next time; won a 3m point so should have a future over fences, though best form to date has been on good ground.

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4th

1

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Lepashe

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sam Allwood

towards rear

14/1

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Payout
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Straight Forecast £237.20
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Storminhome

RP RATINGS:

Surrey Quest

Daily Mail:

Pearly Island

D Express:

Holly Hartingo

POSTDATA:

Gerico Ville

WEST COUNTRY:

Storminhome

The Guardian:

Storminhome

Daily Mirror:

Storminhome

The Sun:

Storminhome

The Star:

Storminhome

Daily Record:

Storminhome

TOPSPEED:

Surrey Quest

The Times:

Surrey Quest

Telegraph:

Surrey Quest