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14:30 Warwick

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Trustatrader Fully Vetted Tradespeople Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4488.85
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 17 runners
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Trustatrader Fully Vetted Tradespeople Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 21/5-1 D

Last run: 176 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 7yo who made all in Southwell handicap (2m, good) in May and is now 2-3 over hurdles; should be fine on today's slower ground and can play a major role if fully tuned up after 176-day break.

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1

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Kempton

Tarahumara

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

prominent, weakened quickly after 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon pulled up

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 59437- D

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Failed to win last season but was placed over hurdles and fences; didn't run badly in competitive series final at Haydock in April and resumes on a tempting mark; worth a second look.

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5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Risk DArgent

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Pulled well clear of the rest when second of 17 here (2m, soft) on seasonal debut in November; not quite in same form on either start since but stuck to his task pretty well when fifth here (2m, soft) in January and is worth a crack at this longer trip.

10/1

5th

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Warwick

Risk DArgent

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Pulled well clear of the rest when second of 17 over C&D (soft) in November but he didn't go with much zest at Haydock next time and now wears a tongue-strap; others appeal more.

8/1

4th

8

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 3

14:05 Haydock

Risk DArgent

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent, dropped to last when not fluent 4th, struggling 3 out, stayed on run-in, went fourth towards finish

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 26-322 C

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Did not make any significant further progress after her Lingfield novice win (2m, good to soft) in February but was placed off today's mark in 14-runner handicap here (2m5f, good) in May and may not have handled heavy ground when remote second on latest outing in July.

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4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Walk Of No Shame

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Form dipped badly on last appearance but generally consistent otherwise and may rebound; however, her sole handicap win looks weak form (beat just two rivals) and she's 2lb above that mark.

10/1

0

1

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:25 Leicester

Walk Of No Shame

12st 0lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Resumed winning ways in 2m Southwell handicap and not discredited off a 4lb higher mark when third in 2m Newbury handicap later in December; she's very much one to consider.

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 8622-5 D

Last run: 177 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won twice last season (2m/1m7f) and was still in good form when last seen in the spring but may find others better handicapped here.

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5th

6

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Force De Frap

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Becoming ever more versatile, winter's Bangor and Ludlow wins being his first on soft or slower; handicapper has appeared to have his measure the last twice, a scruffy round of jumping latest notwithstanding.

7/1

5th

4

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

15:38 Wincanton

Force De Frap

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last

7/2

2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

15:50 Stratford

Force De Frap

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

held up in rear

5/2

Form: 4164-1 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner when trained in Ireland and stayed on well to make winning seasonal/stable debut at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) last month; may not be seen to quite the same effect if the ground starts to dry out but is evidently in very good nick.

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4th

6

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

18:10 Uttoxeter

Royal Rhythm

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders

8/1

2nd

3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Royal Rhythm

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, headway before 4 out, went second before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

100/30

Form: 6F8522 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Sometimes races too freely and is usually ridden very patiently but comes here after two creditable seconds under regular rider Kai Lenihan last month; no surprise if he appears late on the scene again.

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4th

8

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Gerard Mentor

11st 3lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Has dipped beneath his last winning mark which was at this track in November 2022; ran well on a couple of occasions last season but not last time at Taunton following wind surgery; bit to prove now.

16/1

12th

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Gerard Mentor

11st 13lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Had a break and wind surgery since two heavy defeats in November (soft/good to soft); doesn't need top of the ground but had finished second under those conditions previously and he's on a competitive mark.

10/1

Form: 916P-0 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Caused 66-1 shock in C&D (soft) novice a year ago, his second start over hurdles, but struggled in his first two handicaps; will find this easier than Chepstow last month but still has questions to answer.

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3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Always Busy

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Christian Williams

Has become disappointing but off his reduced mark he beat all bar an in-form mare over 3m at Taunton 21 days ago (soft); has been front-running and this place should suit him.

7/2

2nd

5

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Always Busy

11st 12lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Generally very disappointing since shock win in 2m Warwick novice in autumn 2022 and faded rather tamely after racing prominently over 2m3f here last month; unexposed over 3m and continues to slip down the weights but needs to turn a corner.

12/1

8th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Always Busy

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, led, disputed lead 4 out

9/1

Form: 67-856 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Useful novice during 2021-22 season but has regressed this year; this summer's Flat form was very underwhelming and he was soundly beaten when back over hurdles last month; needs to turn a corner.

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1st

4

(3)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Socialist Agenda

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: L J Morgan

Five-time bumper/hurdle winner, who got off the mark on the Flat when forging clear at Southwell (2m, Tapeta; 13-8 favourite) last month; a 4lb rise for that smooth win looks fair and he's a big player again on this drop back in trip.

6/4

1st

5

(4)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Socialist Agenda

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: L J Morgan

in touch with leaders

7/2

7th

5

(8)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Socialist Agenda

9st 2lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: L J Morgan

Three bumper wins and two over hurdles within the first seven starts of his career, but 0-19 under both codes since; third in three outings at Southwell (1m4f-2m) since the blinkers went on and another place may be his best hope.

7/1

Form: 12358/

Last run: 570 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Made promising start to hurdling career for Alan King in 2021 but his first two handicap runs were disappointing and today's stable debut comes after a 570-day absence; market likely to point the way.

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12th

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Grosvenor Court

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: D J Jeffreys

Fairly useful for Alan King before absence but that layoff seems to have put the brakes on as he's shown little over hurdles and fences in two starts for new yard; first-time tongue-tie needs to help spark a revival; could only consider if backed.

16/1

0

1

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:45 Leicester

Grosvenor Court

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: D J Jeffreys

held up in rear, struggling before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

14/1

Form: 34U62-

Last run: 215 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Gave good account when second in Hereford maiden (2m3f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie/blinkers) in April but will need a bigger performance on this seasonal/handicap debut and the aids are left off this time.

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10th

3

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:58 Hereford

Maxs Champ

11st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Second in a C&D maiden (good to soft; wore tongue-tie/blinkers) but nowhere in three handicaps since then when without any headgear (as is the case today); questions to answer.

25/1

6th

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:52 Ffos Las

Maxs Champ

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Ended last season with creditable second in Hereford maiden (2m3f, good to soft; wore tongue-tie/blinkers) but soundly beaten in two 2m handicaps last month (no headgear for either) and now has questions to answer.

20/1

0

4

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:38 Exeter

Maxs Champ

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

visibility reduced by fog, in rear, lost touch 4th, pulled up back straight

16/1

Form: 4331-1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won junior hurdle at Hexham (2m, soft) in April and was left with simple task when short-odds favourite fell at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month; has a lot more on his plate here but remains unexposed.

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13th

6

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Eagle Of The Glen

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Carroll Gray

Won two minor hurdles some 176 days apart last year (soft/good); down 8lb for three fairly comprehensive failures in handicaps.

33/1

0

12

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Eagle Of The Glen

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

2m winner at Hexham (soft) and here (good; race fell apart) either side of a summer break, but well below that level in handicaps since (ran lazily latest); 2m4f asks a new question; cheekpieces added.

50/1

Form: 24123/

Last run: 1124 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won Downpatrick maiden (2m5f, good) for Paul Nolan in summer 2020 but makes stable/handicap debut after a mammoth absence and could be considered only if lively in the betting.

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16th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Knot On Time

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Adrian Wintle

Best form was in Ireland back in 2020; hasn't offered much at all since returning from a long absence.

33/1

4

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Knot On Time

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Adrian Wintle

Well handicapped on Irish form but that was in 2020; absent 1124 days before this season; soundly beaten on reappearance and off the pace when falling three out at Hereford ten weeks ago, so has a fair bit to prove.

25/1

Form: 6902-

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Struggled on first two hurdling starts but fared considerably better when clear second in Wincanton maiden (1m7f, good; first-time hood) in April; could easily have more to offer in handicaps this season.

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2nd

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:00 Exeter

Dunstall Rambler

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Best hurdling effort came on good ground last spring (1m7f, first-time hood) and he shaped well back on a sound surface on his 2m Huntingdon chase debut last month, upsides under hand riding when falling at the last; capable of winning a handicap chase off a mark in the 90s on that evidence.

9/4

3

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Dunstall Rambler

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Showed some promise in a Wincanton maiden hurdle (1m7f, good) last spring but has gone backwards since and was pulled up at Doncaster last month; has something to prove now switched to fences.

14/1

Form: 1108-9

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won three 2m4f handicaps last autumn/winter but ended last season with two lacklustre efforts and also disappointed when reappearing in September; leap of faith required to support him in first-time cheekpieces.

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1st

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Accidental Legend

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

made virtually all, briefly headed with one circuit to go, shaken up when not fluent 2 out, good jump last, kept on well run-in

4/1

2nd

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:05 Market Rasen

Accidental Legend

11st 9lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Recorded his fourth hurdle win when scoring at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in December and he's finished runner-up in both runs since, including a game effort when upped to 3m1f at Catterick last month; that latest form looks solid enough and he should have more to offer at staying trips; respected with cheekpieces reapplied.

11/4

2nd

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:50 Catterick

Accidental Legend

11st 9lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

disputing second

6/1

Form: 60-580

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

0-11 over hurdles; showed some fair form in Ireland for Henry de Bromhead but was tailed off in Stratford maiden on last month's stable debut and needs to leave that run a long way behind.

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7th

3

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Dixie Flyer

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

Of interest on his Irish form and although he's yet to fire for Sean Curran, he's dropped 19lb in five runs; blinkers now given a go; check betting.

16/1

11th

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Dixie Flyer

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Sean Curran

Bumper winner who was in the frame four times over hurdles in Ireland but has not yet found his form for new connections since back from a layoff and continues best watched.

33/1

Form: 53P/0-

Last run: 390 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Placed in Naas maiden (2m3f, yielding) for Gordon Elliott in 2021-22 season but was sold out of that stable for £8,000 after disappointing chase debut 13 months ago; market may guide on first start for Fergal O'Brien.

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2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:45 Wetherby

Barncroft

11st 0lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Fergal O’Brien

11-race maiden; fair second in a novice handicap at Uttoxeter in November (2m4f, soft), but pulled up at Lingfield when last out (2m7f, soft); tongue-tie now tried; down in grade.

16/1

1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Barncroft

12st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced now but he finally recaptured some form when runner-up at Uttoxeter in November (2m4f, soft; refitted cheekpieces, as today); may be on the way back and pedigree suggests he has a good chance of staying 2m7f.

9/2

Form: 600P5-

Last run: 361 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 6yo who struggled in two maidens for this stable last autumn (2m3f/2m); returns from one-year absence with hood fitted.

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9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Deja Rouge

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Kate Hazard

Ex-Gordon Elliott; has shown precious little since joining this yard; out of the weights.

100/1

12

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Deja Rouge

10st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Kate Hazard

midfield

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £437.00
Straight Forecast £375.80
Tricast £3079.60
Trifecta £5020.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Gerard Mentor

WEST COUNTRY:

Royal Rhythm

TOPSPEED:

Force De Frap

Daily Record:

Eagle Of The Glen

The Times:

Gerard Mentor

Daily Mail:

Gerard Mentor

Daily Mirror:

Gerard Mentor

The Guardian:

Royal Rhythm

The Star:

Royal Rhythm