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Jim And Rita Feeney Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4039.96
  • 2m 2f 148y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Jim And Rita Feeney Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £58.30
  • Place: £6.30

Form: 664-U3

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden who has not finished closer than 19l to a winner; may have needed the run at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) on her return last month but she needs a transformation back at this trip.

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1st

6

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Harthill

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Dennis

Seven-race maiden who has not finished closer than 19l to a winner; may have needed the run at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) on her return last month but she needs a transformation back at this trip.

25/1

3rd

7

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

17:15 Newton Abbot

Harthill

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: David Dennis

prominent, weakened after 3 out

10/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 6060-2

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

0-8 but he recorded his first placed effort when an 11l second at Perth (2m4f, heavy) on his return in September; should benefit from that run and he could be in the mix again off 1lb lower here.

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16th

16

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Libor Lad

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Took form to whole new level when winning comfortably at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) in February, his 11th hurdling start, but was safely held (albeit on heavy ground) off new mark last month and it's hard to know what to expect from him in first-time cheekpieces here.

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 34225- D

Last run: 234 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Looks interesting on his best form last season including a close call at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft), but he has patchy record and his sole win was four years ago; probably best watched back from 234 days off.

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4th

4

14th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:40 Lingfield

Kenny George

11st 5lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 2nd, headed and prominent 4th

5/1

3rd

2

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Kenny George

12st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Looks interesting on his best form last season including a close call at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft), but he has patchy record and his sole win was four years ago; probably best watched back from 234 days off.

20/1

5th

6

13th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:00 Plumpton

Kenny George

10st 3lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Sheena West

disputed lead, pushed along and lost position after 9th, not fluent 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 234454

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden but he showed some promise in bumpers and his best effort from three hurdle runs was a rallying fourth in a novice here (2m, good) last month; beaten 32l then but possible improver now handicapping.

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4th

7

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Footloose Man

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Six-race maiden but he showed some promise in bumpers and his best effort from three hurdle runs was a rallying fourth in a novice here (2m, good) last month; beaten 32l then but possible improver now handicapping.

16/1

4th

6

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:10 Stratford

Footloose Man

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Showed a degree of ability in run-of-the-mill bumpers this season but has made an underwhelming start to his hurdling career and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for low-grade handicaps; hood refitted; tongue-tie on for first time.

66/1

Form: 7640-5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden but best yet when a front-running fifth of ten on her stable/seasonal debut at Worcester (2m, good to soft) last month; only beaten around 4l in that race and each-way claims if she can build on that.

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3rd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Passing Kate

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Matt Sheppard

Has form figures of 123132 since November and her latest second at Ludlow (2m, soft) was behind a big improver; only 1lb higher here and she should be in the thick of things again.

9/2

2nd

3

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Passing Kate

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

2-7 for new stable this season, the latter win gained in good style at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in February; gave good account when third (albeit well held in the end) from out of the weights in higher-grade company at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month and can play a major role on this return to Class 5.

11/4

Form: 7332-6 D

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner who ran several good races in the spring including a close second at Taunton (3m, soft) on her penultimate run; remains feasibly treated but her tactical speed will be tested back at this trip and she doesn't have a great record when fresh.

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8th

8

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Gaia Vallis

10st 9lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: David Bridgwater

prominent

12/1

4th

7

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Gaia Vallis

11st 4lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: David Bridgwater

hampered start

12/1

Form: 3095-

Last run: 208 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Third in a bumper last November but he was tailed off at big prices in three hurdle runs after that; now goes handicapping off a lowly mark but he needs to show a lot more back from 208 days off.

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1st

6

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

Whynotnowroy

10st 13lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Keiran Burke

travelled strongly, not fluent 1st, towards rear, headway before 6th, in touch with leaders with one circuit to go

7/2

3rd

12

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Whynotnowroy

10st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Between between 5l and 13l in a trio of 2m3f handicaps at Taunton since the hood went on, latterly joined by a tongue-tie; an each-way possible.

7/1

4th

15

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:10 Taunton

Whynotnowroy

10st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Keiran Burke

0-7 over hurdles but, with a hood fitted, displayed improvement on his two starts last month, latterly when clear second over C&D (soft); has tongue-tie added today; can make his presence felt again.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 776-80 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won his sole bumper but he's 1-14 over hurdles and has struggled in his five runs this year, including in one start over fences; on a dangerous mark and conditions are no problem but he needs a major upturn in form.

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9

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Henry Box Brown

10st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

in rear, hampered by faller 6th

25/1

8th

1

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Henry Box Brown

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won his sole bumper but he's 1-14 over hurdles and has struggled in his five runs this year, including in one start over fences; on a dangerous mark and conditions are no problem but he needs a major upturn in form.

20/1

Form: P91128

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Had a good spell on slow ground at Uttoxeter (2m) in July, with two wins and a second, but he returned from a short break with a laboured effort there last month; bit to prove again after that and he's never won off a mark this high; equipment removed.

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12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Rock On Tommy

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Exposed 9yo who has a major question mark over current form and enough to prove back up in grade (raced mostly in Class 5); opposed.

33/1

14th

16

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Rock On Tommy

10st 12lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Back-to-back wins at Uttoxeter last summer (heavy/good to soft), the latest off 2lb higher; however, last year did not end well and was no better back from a break two weeks ago.

16/1

Form: 7/6PP-

Last run: 283 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

0-9 under rules and was pulled in his last two handicaps (2m7f/3m) last winter before a well-held second back in a point in April; now returns to hurdling after another break; plenty to prove but has joined a yard that has done well this season; market watch needed.

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0

4

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Merry Dreamer

11st 13lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

0-9 under rules and was pulled in his last two handicaps (2m7f/3m) last winter before a well-held second back in a point in April; now returns to hurdling after another break; plenty to prove but has joined a yard that has done well this season; market watch needed.

25/1

7

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Merry Dreamer

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

0-8 under rules and ran no race in a Lingfield handicap (2m7f, heavy) a month ago when 66-1; cheekpieces join the tongue-tie.

50/1

Form: 32224- CD

Last run: 280 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won at Stratford (2m2f, good) last autumn, after a break, and was placed on fast and soft ground in all five subsequent starts last season; has fitness to prove after 280-day absence but no surprise if he's involved.

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7th

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Samatian

10st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Not badly treated on his best hurdle form at about 2m4f, including on this course, but he didn't do enough on his recent chase debut at Hereford to put him in this picture.

10/1

7th

9

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:58 Hereford

Samatian

10st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Third over hurdles at Ludlow in November but fared less well at Taunton (again 3m) and now has a strike-rate under rules of 1-17; on a competitive mark should he take a fancy to fences.

8/1

6th

11

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Samatian

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Just 1-15 over hurdles but bounced back from a disappointing seasonal debut when keeping-on third at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) last month and remains unexposed over this trip; probably won't be far away.

5/1

Form: 88P7-

Last run: 207 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Not much to show for one bumper run and three over hurdles; still early days and now goes handicapping but he needs major improvement.

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1st

10

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Mister Upton

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

disputed lead

20/1

4th

9

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Mister Upton

10st 7lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Lightly raced but he's offered little so far, including two handicaps at about 2m3f; probably goes up in trip more in hope than expectation.

20/1

Form: -8P771

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Off the mark (15th attempt) when landing a gamble with an easy front-running win on his recent stable debut at Plumpton (2m, good to soft; 5-4 favourite); well treated under a penalty with his mark due to be 4lb higher in future and he's open to more progress; strong contender.

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1st

9

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

King Otis

10st 2lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

midfield, not fluent 1st, headway before 4 out

8/1

Form: 5956-

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Finished down the field in his four runs so far but he wasn't beaten far in a Wincanton maiden (1m7f, good to soft) when last seen in April; still unexposed and he needs a close look on his seasonal/handicap debut.

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10

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:35 Ffos Las

Smart Casual

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

0-8 over hurdles but has been knocking on the door since the winter: raced a bit too freely when second here (2m4f, heavy) on latest outing and may benefit from today's drop back in trip; likely contender.

2/1

2nd

5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:50 Ffos Las

Smart Casual

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

took keen hold, held up in rear, mistake 4th, pushed along and headway after 2 out, ridden disputing second run-in, no extra final 110yds

2/1

Form: 81233- BF

Last run: 217 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won over fences at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) 12 months ago and was a fair third in that sphere on his final run in the spring; now returns to hurdling after 217 days off but he's on a dangerous mark back in this sphere and needs watching in market.

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2nd

9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Boys Of Wexford

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

He has a modest 1-17 strike-rate but he's run well in defeat in these cheekpieces the last twice, most recently runner-up at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft); might not be far away.

11/2

2nd

13

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Boys Of Wexford

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

prominent

10/1

Form: /6-7P5

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Ran respectably when a 40-1 fifth at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in September but he's an inconsistent eight-race maiden and is not certain to back that up; others are more convincing.

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11

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

She Has Notions

10st 4lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Hasn't had a lot of chances but he was well beaten on his recent chase debut over 2m at Hereford and no real reason to expect improvement for the return to 2m4f.

25/1

5th

12

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

She Has Notions

10st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

One of his better efforts when beaten about 13l in a handicap hurdle here most recently when partnered by Harry Atkins; however, he's inconsistent and this is his first time over fences.

33/1

5th

11

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

She Has Notions

10st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Ran respectably when 40-1 fifth at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in September but he's an inconsistent maiden and was pulled up at Stratford next time; 3lb out of the weights here and others are more convincing.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £6707.00
Straight Forecast £4546.30
Tricast £65749.90
Trifecta £20427.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

King Otis

Telegraph:

Merry Dreamer

WEST COUNTRY:

Samatian

D Express:

Merry Dreamer

RP RATINGS:

King Otis

POSTDATA:

King Otis

The Times:

King Otis

The Guardian:

King Otis

Daily Mail:

King Otis

Daily Mirror:

King Otis

The Sun:

King Otis

The Star:

King Otis

Daily Record:

King Otis