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Nightingales Storage Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4673.68
  • 2m 7f 198y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Nightingales Storage Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 6P-113 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Started off for Robbie Llewellyn with two wins last month (2m6f, good/2m5f, good to firm); managed only third when favourite to complete hat-trick at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) 25 days ago but the ground may not have been ideal for him there and he remains of interest.

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

3rd

7

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:05 Market Rasen

Top Cloud

10st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Won in October on first two starts for yard (about 2m6f, good/good to firm) before fair third at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) and he's returned to winning ways the last twice (3m/2m7f, good); he'll have something to prove if the ground is slower than good but he's clearly thriving and his winning spree may well continue if conditions aren't an issue.

9/4

Form: 64-401

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Always behind at Fontwell last month, after a break, but kept on strongly to reward good market support at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) ten days ago, form that was very well advertised by the clear runner-up at Chepstow on Friday; effectively only 3lb higher under his penalty here; ought to be hard to beat.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

15:39 Catterick

Abbeyhill

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear, headway on outer after 7th, soon in touch with leaders, went third after 3 out, pushed along and led after 2 out, faced challenge last, ridden and kept on well run-in

15/8

Form: 444224

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Twice went close on good ground last month (3m2f/3m; wore cheekpieces) and was very respectable fourth of 15 when dropped back to 2m here (good to soft; first-time blinkers) a fortnight ago; evidently in good nick but his career strike-rate is now 0-22 and others in this field have more potential.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

12:17 Taunton

Stiletto

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Keiran Burke

Twice went close on good ground last month (3m2f/3m; wore cheekpieces) and was very respectable fourth of 15 when dropped back to 2m here (good to soft; first-time blinkers) a fortnight ago; evidently in good nick but his career strike-rate is now 0-22 and others in this field have more potential.

7/1

4th

9

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Stiletto

11st 6lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

0-12 over hurdles but lost out only narrowly in consecutive good-ground handicaps last month (3m2f/3m); swaps usual cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here; rain probably won't aid his cause but he ought to cope with today's sharp drop back in trip and is evidently in good nick.

4/1

2nd

4

19th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

3m 0f 150y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Stiletto

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

20-race maiden but surely his turn will come and he was clear of the rest in going down narrowly at Fontwell (3m2f, good) latest; something to prove should conditions turn soft but much respected otherwise; raised 4lb.

5/1

Form: 597-28 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Bettered low-key handicap debut when second at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) in May and was reportedly unsuited by the soft ground when upped to 2m7f at Lingfield this month; remains unexposed (particularly over this sort of trip); could have a say.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Robinsville

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

0-10; had wind surgery after pulling up here in January and shaped better behind the prolific Lady Balko last time at Taunton (3m, soft); dropping in distance shouldn't be any hardship and he can go well.

13/2

4th

13

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Robinsville

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

0-8 over hurdles but the form of his C&D fourth (good ground) in November has been very well advertised by the front pair since; pulled up with respiratory issue in January but had wind surgery soon afterwards and has tongue-tie fitted today; could have a say if he handles today's ground.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 322

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Split two subsequent winners when second in what has turned out to be a warm race on handicap debut at Hereford (2m5f, good) last month; now with new trainer having left Jennie Candlish; each-way claims at least.

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5th

2

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

12:17 Taunton

Izzys Grey

11st 11lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Split two subsequent winners when second in what has turned out to be a warm race on handicap debut at Hereford (2m5f, good) last month; now with new trainer having left Jennie Candlish; each-way claims at least.

9/2

2nd

2

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Izzys Grey

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jennie Candlish

midfield, headway 8th, went second home turn, kept on

16/1

Form: 784P-3

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Stayed on for third at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) in May, his sixth start over hurdles, and remains unexposed over this sort of trip; however, returns from 205-day break in a competitive race and others appeal more.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Lets Go Amigo

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Kim Bailey

0-7 over hurdles; placed off 1lb higher at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) in May but made low-key reappearance in recent C&D event won by Top Cloud; swaps visor for first-time cheekpieces today; riding arrangements suggest Samatian is the stable's main hope.

12/1

6th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

12:17 Taunton

Lets Go Amigo

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Stayed on for third at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) in May, his sixth start over hurdles, and remains unexposed over this sort of trip; however, returns from 205-day break in a competitive race and others appeal more.

8/1

3rd

3

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:55 Ludlow

Lets Go Amigo

11st 9lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Low-mileage 5yo who ran poorly in first-time cheekpieces at Huntingdon (3m1f) in March; he needs to bounce back with headgear retained.

10/1

Form: 11423P D

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner at Newton Abbot this summer (2m5f/3m2f) and was second there (3m2f) when switched back to hurdling in September; seems very versatile regarding ground but has questions to answer after two disappointing runs.

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9

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Honey Im Good

11st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

A two-time chase scorer at Newton Abbot last summer but her more recent efforts have been far less encouraging, tried in cheekpieces when beating only one at Musselburgh (3m) four weeks ago; she's not easy to make a case for.

33/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £135.20
Tricast £252.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Abbeyhill

Telegraph:

Top Cloud

WEST COUNTRY:

Stiletto

D Express:

Top Cloud

POSTDATA:

Abbeyhill

The Times:

Abbeyhill

Daily Mail:

Abbeyhill

The Star:

Abbeyhill

Daily Record:

Abbeyhill

The Guardian:

Stiletto