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Soft

Neil ‘Rip’ Kirby Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 3f 188y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Neil ‘Rip’ Kirby Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 53-21 D

Last run: 189 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who won a 2m4f good-ground novice at Hexham in May and the runner-up has since completed a hat-trick (two handicaps); could be well handicapped and it's unlikely that softer ground will trouble him; the same connections had a welcome winner last week.

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

3rd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Harper Valley

12st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Enjoying an excellent season and he readily bagged a third victory in 2m3f Catterick handicap 27 days ago; up another 6lb but he has more to offer; big shout.

4/1

1st

6

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Harper Valley

11st 3lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear, headway after 4 out, led after 3 out, pushed along and went clear before 2 out, ridden when not fluent last, pushed out final 110yds, comfortably

11/2

100/30

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 2321-6 BF

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Had excuses when a beaten favourite at Market Rasen (2m7f) in May when last seen; progressive prior to that in winning over 2m6f at Kelso (good; goes on soft) and she remains of interest.

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4th

3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Hashtag Boum

11st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ruth Jefferson

Runner-up twice in a row (2m4f/2m6f, soft) towards end of last year and went one better at Market Rasen (soft) last month, where rail adjustments meant the distance was close to 3m; this lightly raced mare could have more to offer over staying trips and is on the shortlist up 4lb.

4/1

1st

4

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:05 Market Rasen

Hashtag Boum

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ruth Jefferson

Won at Kelso (2m6f, good) last April on second handicap start and ran well to finish second on her two starts towards the end of last year (2m4f/2m6f, soft); today's extra yardage could be a positive for this lightly raced mare and she's one to consider.

7/2

Form: 444348 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Without a win since March 2022 but has accrued plenty of minor honours and it was always going to be tough last time at Aintree; suited by these smaller fields.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:20 Sedgefield

Ashington

12st 0lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Mark Walford

Without a win since March 2022 but has accrued plenty of minor honours and it was always going to be tough last time at Aintree; suited by these smaller fields.

7/2

8th

2

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 3

12:50 Aintree

Ashington

11st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Mark Walford

Last three wins were in small fields and none since March 2022; plenty of minor honours with various ground and trips since but a win looks unlikely in race this competitive.

16/1

4th

3

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

14:35 Hexham

Ashington

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

raced in last

5/1

Form: 318164 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Raced prominently and hung around for a good fourth when tried in this new headgear combination over 2m1f here 19 days ago (soft); won over this far at Perth in September and must have some chance.

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11

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Prince Nino

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

2-17 over hurdles; back on a workable mark now but not seen since running poorly in January and probably better suited by 2m4f.

25/1

7th

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Prince Nino

11st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Two wins at Perth (2m4f, good/soft) last August/September; mixed form since but he had an excuse when pulled up at Newcastle a fortnight ago (bad mistake five out) and he's not ruled out each-way.

14/1

0

4

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

12:30 Newcastle

Prince Nino

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Dual 2m4f hurdle winner this summer (good/soft) and a very respectable fourth when dropped back to 2m1f in first-time visor at Sedgefield (soft) last month; probably needs a career best to overcome current mark, though; cheekpieces refitted today.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5/8-26 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Ran a mighty race on his return from a mammoth absence when going close over C&D and probably produced a similar performance at Musselburgh last time as that was a Class 3; a 10yo now but has claims.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:20 Sedgefield

Theatre Legend

11st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Ran a mighty race on his return from a mammoth absence when going close over C&D and probably produced a similar performance at Musselburgh last time as that was a Class 3; a 10yo now but has claims.

13/2

6th

5

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Theatre Legend

11st 4lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Ran a mighty race on his return from a mammoth absence when going close at Sedgefield (2m4f, good; off 4lb lower); back in trip in a loftier grade now and he'll need to back that up.

5/1

2nd

2

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:30 Sedgefield

Theatre Legend

12st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Two ordinary runs following wind surgery in March 2022; off for 508 days and plenty to prove.

20/1

Form: /225-0 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won a novice hurdle in these colours for Dan Skelton and then twice runner-up in handicaps; stopped very quickly on chase debut at Warwick three weeks ago and now with Ben Haslam; hard to dismiss off a dangerous mark.

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2nd

8

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Hartur DOudairies

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Brian Ellison

Became disappointing for Dan Skelton last year and there are no clear signs that he's about to turn things around.

12/1

5th

2

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Hartur DOudairies

12st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear

25/1

11th

12

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Hartur DOudairies

10st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Won a novice hurdle for Dan Skelton before runner-up in two handicaps; signed off for that yard with a poor run and produced another in November on his one run for Ben Haslam; sold for £4,000 since; others have more going for them.

50/1

Form: 956P-P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in both runs for this yard but he looks on a good mark given the strength of his French form and is one to note in the market.

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1

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:35 Newcastle

Polisud

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Useful in France and now getting it together for current connections following wind surgery, beating an in-form horse (a winner before and since) over C&D three weeks ago (heavy); could still be well handicapped despite the 7lb rise.

5/6

1st

4

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

15:50 Newcastle

Polisud

11st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, led 6th, went clear going best home turn, pushed along 2 out, ridden run-in, reduced lead inside final 110yds, always doing enough

11/2

3rd

11

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Polisud

10st 12lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, went third just before 3 out, not fluent last, soon lost third and weakened

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £110.00
Straight Forecast £126.90
Trifecta £244.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Harper Valley

TOPSPEED:

Hashtag Boum

RP RATINGS:

Ashington

Daily Mirror:

Theatre Legend

The Times:

Harper Valley

The Guardian:

Harper Valley

Daily Mail:

Harper Valley

D Express:

Harper Valley

The Sun:

Harper Valley

Daily Record:

Harper Valley

The Star:

Hashtag Boum

POSTDATA:

Ashington