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Sportvision Stadia & Event Branding Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 7f 149y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Sportvision Stadia & Event Branding Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze Series Qualifier)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 45-69

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Yet to show anything more than minor promise after three hurdle runs (2m-2m3f, good-soft) but is open to improvement if suited by this stamina test on his handicap debut.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Tune In A Box

11st 8lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Comfortable wins this season in first two handicaps (2m7f/3m, soft) then narrowly denied hat-trick at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) four weeks ago; he's another 3lb higher today but this 5yo could still have more to offer.

5/4

2nd

7

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Tune In A Box

11st 5lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

6/5

1st

4

25th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:10 Wetherby

Tune In A Box

11st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Well-backed winner when upped in trip on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November; hit with 9lb rise but had plenty in hand and could still be ahead of the handicapper.

9/4

9/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 82P8-P

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with two disappointing efforts and was pulled up (albeit after running well to a point) when back in action last month; should be fine on today's ground but needs that recent outing to have brought her on.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Just Jess

10st 10lb

J: William Maggs

T: Sue Smith

Very inconsistent mare who struggled on her chasing debut in January and was soundly beaten when switched back to hurdling last month; too well handicapped to rule out but others look much less risky.

10/1

8th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Just Jess

10st 12lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Struggled on recent chasing debut and now quickly reverts to hurdling; has very patchy overall record but is 2lb lower than when winning at Catterick (3m1f, soft) at start of 2023 and is likely to be suited by 3m3f.

10/1

0

7

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Just Jess

10st 12lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Two-time hurdle winner (including here over 3m1f on soft) who was a fair fifth in that discipline over an inadequate 2m3f here last time; handicapped to play a leading role if immediately taking to fences.

8/1

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7/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 77-241 D

Last run: 159 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Off the mark under rules at 20th attempt, making all at Hexham (2m7f, good) in June; subsequent 5lb rise does not look excessive but we haven't seen him again since and today's slower ground may not be ideal.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Velasco

11st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

Won handicaps at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) and Doncaster (3m, heavy) before pulling up at Kelso after a break of just one week; now 10lb higher than for his last win (by 18l) but this refreshed 8yo can make his presence felt.

10/1

9

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Velasco

10st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

Thriving and bids for a hat-trick after bagging handicaps at Sedgefield (2m4f) and Doncaster (3m) recently; has a 7lb penalty to overcome now but he's still very much one to consider.

5/1

1st

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

16:25 Doncaster

Velasco

11st 10lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

made all, went well clear after 3 out, canter

4/1

Form: 561F-6

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Scored on handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in January and ran well for a long way when sixth of 19 at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) on recent seasonal reappearance; could easily have untapped potential over today's longer trip; high on the list.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

So Many Roads

11st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders on outer

7/1

5th

8

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

12:45 Kelso

So Many Roads

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Donald Whillans

Lacks a change of gear and conditions were heavy for sole success, over 2m4f at Ayr last winter; found wanting when tried over nearly 3m last time; others appeal more.

6/1

4th

1

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:15 Newcastle

So Many Roads

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Scored on handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in January and ran well for a long way when sixth of 19 at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) on recent seasonal reappearance; could easily have untapped potential over today's longer trip; high on the list.

3/1

Form: 02-431 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Came from off the pace to open account at Hexham (2m7f, heavy) a fortnight ago, her first start since a wind op; remains very lightly raced for her age and features prominently in calculations here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:15 Newcastle

Solway Primrose

10st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Lisa Harrison

Came from off the pace to open account at Hexham (2m7f, heavy) a fortnight ago, her first start since a wind op; remains very lightly raced for her age and features prominently in calculations here.

5/1

1st

8

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:20 Hexham

Solway Primrose

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Lisa Harrison

Lightly raced hurdler who comes here on the back of a solid third of nine in C&D handicap last month; has since had a wind op so needs considering eased 1lb.

9/1

3rd

10

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:10 Hexham

Solway Primrose

10st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Lisa Harrison

Unexposed after only four hurdle runs but was just a respectable fourth of six when upped to 3m for last month's handicap debut at Perth (soft) and needs to take a step forward here.

11/1

Form: 24264-

Last run: 239 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles; ended last season with very respectable fourth of seven over C&D (heavy) in March but is only 2lb lower today and needs to find something extra.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Perculator

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Mark Walford

led at steady pace

9/2

10

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Perculator

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Drew nicely clear of the others with progressive rival when opening account at Wetherby (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in January and didn't run badly on heavy ground at Carlisle last month (albeit she was very tired in the closing stages); a possible if suited by this quicker ground.

13/2

4th

1

19th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Carlisle

Perculator

11st 13lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders, awkward jump 9th

9/4

Form: 62642-

Last run: 258 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

0-15 over hurdles; ended last season with good second at Ayr (3m, good) but struggled in a heavy-ground Flat race last month and others have more pressing claims here.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

My Strong Man

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Second at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) last month and also ran well when close fifth at Wetherby (3m, soft) a fortnight ago; evidently in good nick but is 0-18 over hurdles now and may have to settle for another minor role.

7/1

5th

9

25th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:10 Wetherby

My Strong Man

10st 8lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

disputed lead, led 4 out, headed 3 out, no extra from 2 out

9/2

2nd

7

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

15:39 Catterick

My Strong Man

11st 5lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

led, faced challenge from 3 out, headed after 2 out, soon ridden, rallied and challenging last, no extra run-in

8/1

Form: 4353/3

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner who made pleasing return from long absence when rallying third at Kelso (3m2f, soft) last month; still well handicapped on older form and has headgear refitted today; one to consider.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

11

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Dequall

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Stuart Coltherd

Not far behind Jem In Em in October when returning from a long absence but dull since and he's a long way out of the weights.

100/1

9th

13

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Dequall

10st 8lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Stuart Coltherd

Three hurdle wins but the latest was three years ago; his third back from an absence at Kelso in October suggested he could make an impact from his basement mark but he's disappointed three times since.

28/1

8th

11

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Dequall

10st 12lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Stuart Coltherd

Three wins from 24 races over hurdles, the latest win over 3m2f at Kelso in March 2021 (12lb lower today); 556 days off before third there in October but there have been two major backward steps since.

16/1

Form: /PP-P3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner in 2021; pulled up on first three hurdling starts but last month's third at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) was much more encouraging; up in trip for today's handicap debut; further progress required.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Largy Train

11st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Something has clicked having won his last three races from the front, latterly beating two of these at Carlisle (2m5f, soft); up another 7lb but only a 7yo and he's likeable.

2/1

1st

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Largy Train

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Soundly beaten in first two chases but was evidently suited by switch to much more positive tactics when scoring by 16l at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) last month; recently followed up with hard-fought success at Hexham (2m4f, heavy), and must be considered in current form.

Evs

1st

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Largy Train

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

led, not fluent 3 out, headed after 2 out, disputing lead when mistake last, lost second run-in, rallied and kept on well to lead inside final 110yds, gamely

11/8

Form: 965

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has made a low-key start to his hurdling career this autumn but was only beaten about 15l when fifth in Sedgefield maiden (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago and might have some improvement to come in staying handicaps.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

10

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Swift Reply

10st 8lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon Waugh

Belied his 50-1 odds when runner-up over C&D (soft) last month on his second handicap start; can be thereabouts if confirming that promise.

6/1

2nd

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:07 Sedgefield

Swift Reply

10st 5lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon Waugh

midfield

50/1

0

8

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:15 Newcastle

Swift Reply

10st 7lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon Waugh

Has made a low-key start to his hurdling career this autumn but was only beaten about 15l when fifth in Sedgefield maiden (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago and might have some improvement to come in staying handicaps.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £390.00
Straight Forecast £356.70
Tricast £3110.10
Trifecta £3197.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

So Many Roads

POSTDATA:

Solway Primrose

RP RATINGS:

Just Jess

Telegraph:

Velasco

THE NORTH:

Dequall

The Times:

So Many Roads

The Guardian:

So Many Roads

D Express:

So Many Roads

Daily Mail:

Solway Primrose

The Star:

Solway Primrose

Daily Record:

Solway Primrose

TOPSPEED:

Just Jess

Daily Mirror:

Velasco

The Sun:

Dequall