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Somerset “Hands And Heels” Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Conditional & Amateur Jockeys’) (Part Of RE)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Somerset “Hands And Heels” Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Conditional & Amateur Jockeys’) (Part Of RE)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: P3-235

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Respectable efforts in handicaps at Ludlow and Warwick (both 2m on good) before fading out of it on soft ground here last month; drying conditions would bring him into the equation.

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0

7

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Him Malaya

11st 8lb

J: Bdr Jody Sole

T: Paul Nicholls

Had a bit in hand when winning over 1m7f soft at Wincanton in November and wasn't disgraced when upped to a Class 3 back there (heavy); Jody Sole has won this twice in recent seasons.

11/4

3rd

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Him Malaya

11st 1lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, disputed lead, raced in second from 2nd, not fluent 4th

9/4

1st

1

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Him Malaya

12st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent

7/2

33/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: P60-P6

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced last time at Exeter but was still well held and he's higher in the weights here (out of the handicap).

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9th

8

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Daany

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Joe Tickle

Opened account at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January and arguably ran a fair bit better than bare form suggests when a weakening fifth at Hereford (2m, soft) two weeks ago; considered each-way.

8/1

5th

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Daany

10st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

Sole win over hurdles came at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January; still going okay up front when unseating three out there last time; has the form to go well but is more exposed than some of these rivals.

8/1

6

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Daany

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Got off the mark over hurdles at the 11th attempt, racing prominently to score over C&D (heavy) in January; bettered that despite being beaten 6l after a 7lb rise back here next time; below par both in this code and on AW in two further starts; player if bouncing back.

9/2

25/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: U74-10

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Appeared much improved when winning a fast-ground maiden for mares at Exeter last month but the assessor took note and, following a significant hike in the weights, she struggled back in a handicap there 13 days ago; dropped 7lb but quicker conditions would be preferred.

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4th

4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:35 Wincanton

Miss Marette

11st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Creditable third over C&D (soft) three months ago; had wind surgery (her third) since; Exeter reappearance win showed she goes well fresh; possibilities provided she's effective with usual hood removed.

7/1

3rd

7

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Miss Marette

10st 11lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Chris Down

in touch with leaders, prominent 2nd

25/1

10th

4

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Miss Marette

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Didn't go unbacked when winning a fast-ground maiden for mares here a month ago, which represented a significant improvement on her previous defeat when beaten in a handicap; that was off 74 and now on 93, but something may have clicked; posted her highest RPR on soft ground (bumper).

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 462

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Two runs in Ireland, the best when fourth of 16 in a maiden on yielding to soft; couldn't live with the winner on his British debut at Worcester (2m, good to soft) but that horse went on to finish second in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham; interesting handicap debutant.

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8th

1

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Carlisle

R S Ambush

12st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

prominent in centre of group

5/2

4th

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

13:20 Huntingdon

R S Ambush

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Five-race maiden who ran well upped to 2m3f at Carlisle (good to soft; finished 1l second) most recently; open to progress at this sort of trip and warrants respect despite 3lb rise.

7/2

Form: 7-4261

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

A 2l winner at Sedgefield last month (2m1f, good; 6lb lower) on his final run for Milton Harris and he was close up in an 8.6f AW handicap last week on his first run for this yard; has shown his best form on good ground.

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8th

13

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Escobedo

10st 3lb

J: Miss Lily Jones

T: Sylvester Kirk

in touch with leaders, mistake 1st

20/1

12th

10

(11)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:38 Southwell (AW)

Escobedo

10st 4lb

J: Miss Lily Jones

T: Sylvester Kirk

Partnered by Lily Jones on five of his six starts (once over hurdles) since switching to current stable and has been placed twice this year, more recently when third to Harbour Vision at Wolverhampton (9.4f) a fortnight ago; may not be ideally suited by this drop back in trip, though.

14/1

Form: 30-7

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Flat winner; not that competitive in his qualifying runs over hurdles but has to be of interest for this yard now sent into a handicap; ground should be fine.

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6th

5

(8)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tidal Storm

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Joe Ponting

Sole win came in a Kempton handicap (1m4f) in August 2022 and he's struggled under both codes in the last 14 months; with another new yard now and has plenty to prove back up in trip; headgear removed.

20/1

7th

2

(4)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Tidal Storm

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Harry Derham

Sole win came over C&D when 1lb higher and with Ed Walker; unable to get competitive in three hurdle races for this trainer; drops 4lb for his return to this code; blinkers go on; plenty to prove at present.

9/1

0

3

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Tidal Storm

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Fair 1m4f AW Flat winner; not so hot over hurdles, admittedly after just four attempts and his handicap hurdle debut three weeks ago was the best of that form, but he managed just sixth of nine when favourite that day at Wincanton (1m7f, soft); wears headgear and tongue-tie both first time.

3/1

Form: 002U6-

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Placed in an Irish handicap; well beaten over 2m3f on British debut but he's still one to consider, with tongue-tie and cheekpieces both enlisted.

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7th

5

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Hunters Song

11st 8lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

led

16/1

8

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

17:50 Chepstow

Hunters Song

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Gary Brown

Second of 15 in handicap at Thurles (2m, yielding) in December is the best form in this field; however, it's also easily his best form; well beaten in 2m3f handicap here on recent British debut but he's still one to consider, with tongue-tie and cheekpieces both enlisted.

7/2

6th

9

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Hunters Song

11st 1lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

0-6 over hurdles when trained in Ireland but the form of his second of 15 at Thurles (2m, yielding) in December has been pretty well advertised by the winner since; market may guide on today's stable debut.

12/1

Form: 133-18 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Only his third run over hurdles when edging home in a Plumpton maiden on good ground in May; perhaps needed it at Kempton on handicap debut and that was in a higher grade.

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7th

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Angels Dream

11st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Course maiden winner last May (2m, good); wasn't beaten too far in a handicap back here in December before getting stuck in the mud at Wincanton; he's of interest.

10/1

6th

4

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:05 Wincanton

Angels Dream

11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Plumpton maiden winner in May (2m, good) and it was back there when returning to form to be a 7l fourth in handicap company (good to soft); needs more off just 2lb lower; won on very soft in France.

10/1

Form: 31-13 CD

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won his maiden over C&D (good to soft) and followed up in a Ffos Las handicap (soft); last of three at Warwick but drier conditions were perhaps an excuse; still lightly raced.

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2nd

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Double Click

10st 11lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Quirky customer who has a very mixed record this season, and ran in snatches before eventually keeping on strongly to score over C&D (soft) last month; 3lb rise ought to be manageable but he's not an easy one to predict.

11/2

1st

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:15 Chepstow

Double Click

12st 0lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Won back-to-back hurdles at Wincanton (1m7f maiden, good to soft) and Ffos Las (2m handicap, soft) last spring; returned to form when second in new cheekpieces at Leicester (heavy) but then never travelled at all at Lingfield; can't be sure what to expect but ability is respected.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £780.00
Straight Forecast £842.80
Tricast £15564.00
Trifecta £7693.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

R S Ambush

LAMBOURN:

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WEST COUNTRY:

Him Malaya

D Express:

Hunters Song

POSTDATA:

Ballymagee

RP RATINGS:

R S Ambush

The Times:

R S Ambush

The Guardian:

R S Ambush

Daily Mail:

R S Ambush

Daily Mirror:

R S Ambush

The Sun:

R S Ambush

Daily Record:

R S Ambush

Telegraph:

Double Click

The Star:

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