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Leisure Combo Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 3f 88y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Leisure Combo Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 4/523-

Last run: 270 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 5yo who was placed in two good-ground maiden hurdles at Southwell (2m/2m4f) in February/March; had wind op during nine-month break; open to improvement in handicaps.

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2nd

1

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:12 Southwell

Jumping Jupiter

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Placed in maiden hurdles here (2m/2m4f, good) and again on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft; beaten 21l); pulled up here last time but possibilities on those peak efforts; has changed yards.

5/1

Form: 3-5536

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

0-8 over hurdles; gave good account when placed off today's mark at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) in September but his latest run was slightly disappointing and others in this field have more potential.

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7th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:00 Market Rasen

My Brother Jack

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ollie Pears

AW Flat winner (1m6f); has yet to win over hurdles but made the frame on good ground here in September and had to deal with softer conditions since.

7/1

0

7

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 4

12:20 Aintree

My Brother Jack

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ollie Pears

AW Flat winner (1m6f); yet to win over hurdles and needs to improve on recent efforts, but quite interesting now upped markedly in trip (first run at beyond 2m2.5f).

14/1

Form: 316- C

Last run: 247 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Made all in small-field novice here (2m, good) in February, his second hurdling start; well beaten on handicap hurdle debut in March but reverts to this sphere after a recent 2m AW win and ought to be suited by today's step up in trip; one to consider.

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10th

1

(8)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Gift Of Raaj

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent

16/1

10th

4

(9)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:38 Southwell (AW)

Gift Of Raaj

9st 11lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

9/2

Form: /646P-

Last run: 244 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in his first two handicaps (2m5f/2m6f) and returns from 244-day absence with a lot to prove but it must be significant that Nicky Henderson is persisting with him.

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5th

3

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

18:20 Stratford

Propelled

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Represents a top stable but has been safely held in all five handicap hurdles (2m3f-3m; cheekpieces added last time); continues to slide down the weights but is difficult to enthuse over.

10/1

6th

4

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Propelled

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Nicky Henderson

slowly away, raced wide and towards rear early

13/2

8th

9

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:58 Hereford

Propelled

11st 4lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Nicky Henderson

In a top yard but has shown only hints of promise thus far and hasn't raised his game at all in three handicaps (2m5f-3m); tailed off at Ludlow last time and just 3lb lower.

10/1

Form: 41P-32

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Placed on both appearances this season, more recently when close second of 15 here (2m5f, good) a fortnight ago; nudged up 2lb for that but has very obvious claims if in similar form again.

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5th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Burrows Hall

10st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Won easily on the step up to 3m1f on soft at Catterick and the race may have came too soon when beaten back there under a penalty; effective on good ground and needs considering.

5/1

2nd

4

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:15 Catterick

Burrows Hall

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

In good form this season and improved for the step up in trip when winning comfortably over C&D (soft) last Tuesday, making virtually all; a 7lb penalty may not stop him if he can repeat that latest form.

6/4

1st

6

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:50 Catterick

Burrows Hall

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

made virtually all

4/1

Form: 15446-

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Dual French bumper winner; yet to make a major impact after four British hurdling starts but run well for a long way before weakening into sixth on handicap debut at Hexham (2m4f, soft) in April; back from a break.

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4th

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Halpha Soleil

10st 13lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders

8/1

2nd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Halpha Soleil

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Sedgefield winner off 2lb lower in December (2m4f, good to soft); rather disappointing since; wouldn't rule out.

8/1

6th

6

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:54 Sedgefield

Halpha Soleil

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, briefly led 3 out, soon outpaced

6/1

Form: 5P-633 D BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Third over 2m on both outings this autumn (good to soft/heavy); needs a slightly better performance today but is now 4lb lower than when winning by 7l over today's trip on good ground at Catterick in February; tongue-tie refitted.

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13

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Lifetime Legend

10st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

in touch with leaders

20/1

6th

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

19:00 Taunton

Lifetime Legend

10st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Overall strike-rate of 1-32 but his win came off an 11lb higher mark early last year (2m3f, good) and the new visor triggered a return to form at Huntingdon (2m4f, good); has to be of interest.

10/1

Form: 76P/2-

Last run: 546 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

0-10 over hurdles in Ireland; signed off with creditable second of 16 at Tramore (2m5f, good to yielding) in June 2022 and subsequently changed hands for £10,000; market may prove best guide on stable debut.

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5th

9

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

18:42 Southwell

Eric Carmen

10st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Placed over hurdles in Ireland in summer 2022 but has lost his way badly; opposable.

25/1

Form: PP-234 BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in first two handicaps but has made the frame three consecutive times (once in a seller) since fitted with blinkers, the last twice at Sedgefield in October (2m1f/2m4f, good); considered each-way.

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3rd

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Brians Jet

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Brian Ellison

Struggled to cope with heavy ground at Hexham in March and now 0-11 over hurdles; arrives here with a bit to prove but is now 7lb lower than when keeping on well for third over C&D (good) in October; swaps blinkers for refitted cheekpieces.

7/1

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

14:50 Hexham

Brians Jet

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

0-12 over hurdles but, with blinkers added, has made the frame on four of his five appearances this season; just a respectable fourth at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft) on Boxing Day and not yet proven on slow ground but still enters calculations.

4/1

Form: 23P426

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two of his five chases in early part of this season; just a respectable sixth of 13 when switched back to hurdling at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in October but not yet fully exposed over this sort of trip.

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5th

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Copper Fox

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Did not progress after winning maiden hurdle in June 2022 but gave pretty good account when close fourth of 11 at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) a fortnight ago; drops back in trip with tongue-tie and cheekpieces both refitted; one to consider.

4/1

4th

7

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

18:15 Huntingdon

Copper Fox

11st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

2m hurdle winner (good); not disgraced in any of his last three starts; may appreciate the return to a sound surface but does need to pull out more.

12/1

4th

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

16:50 Musselburgh

Copper Fox

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

0-11 in handicaps since winning a maiden hurdle in June 2022 but he ran well when fourth in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) last month, and this drop back in trip could bear fruit.

13/2

Form: 01/VP-

Last run: 338 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Scored over hurdles at Clonmel (2m, soft) in March 2022, his third handicap; struggled on both British starts for Joanne Foster last season and returns from 11-month absence with a lot to prove but is still worth keeping an eye on in the betting before this first run for Sam England.

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2nd

2

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:24 Sedgefield

Big Bee Hive

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Just 1-10 over hurdles but made very good start to chasing career, keeping on well to beat in-form rival here (2m3f, soft) 16 days ago; 7lb rise does not look excessive; leading contender.

2/1

Abandoned

Form: 62U4-0

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a soft-ground chase last season but made low-key reappearance over hurdles at Sedgefield in October and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing; goes beyond 2m1f for first time here.

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14th

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

North Parade

11st 13lb

J: William Maggs

T: Sue Smith

Progressive 9yo who won three in a row at Newcastle (2m4f, good-heavy) during the winter and was placed on his last two appearances (2m3f/3m); goes well for William Maggs and ought to make his presence felt again.

10/1

2nd

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

North Parade

11st 7lb

J: William Maggs

T: Sue Smith

Won three in a row under William Maggs at Newcastle (2m4f, good/heavy) this winter and kept on well for third at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago, having lost ground when short of room on the home turn; he's worth a go at this new trip and may well be involved.

4/1

Abandoned

Form: 0-348

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when third of four on hurdle debut at Aintree (2m4f, good; wore cheekpieces) in May but suffered two heavy defeats in September and it's hard to know what to expect on this handicap debut; no headgear today.

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2

4th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:45 Southwell

Ismael

11st 11lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Kevin Frost

Came good under rules at sixth attempt, with clearcut success at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in January; found 3m on heavy ground too taxing when remote third last month but may still have more to offer back at 2m4f.

7/2

3rd

7

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

16:25 Doncaster

Ismael

11st 5lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Kevin Frost

raced in second, ridden 3 out, soon outpaced and no chance with winner, weakened and lost second before last

100/30

Form: 642505

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Not far behind Burrows Hall when very respectable fifth of 15 here (2m5f, good) a fortnight ago and remains well handicapped on older form but has a modest hurdling strike-rate (1-18) and is not one to rely upon.

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10th

9

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

18:15 Huntingdon

Magna Moralia

10st 8lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

2m hurdle winner (good to soft) but currently on a long losing sequence; not easy to make a case for him based on his last three starts.

50/1

13th

12

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Magna Moralia

10st 4lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Exposed sort; has won three times on the Flat and once over hurdles (2m Kelso handicap in March 2021); fair fifth at Doncaster in November (2m5f, good) but well beaten since; probably needs better ground.

50/1

11

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Magna Moralia

10st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

led, headed but pressed leader 4th

14/1

Form: /4997-

Last run: 308 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Showed nothing more than more promise in three novice hurdles last season, when part of Fergal O'Brien's operation; makes handicap debut after ten-month absence; considered only if lively in the betting.

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7th

5

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:25 Musselburgh

We Gotta Getaway

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Beaten 32l or more at big prices in three hurdle runs (2m-2m3f) for Fergal O'Brien last winter; still unexposed but he returns from almost a year off and needs to show a lot more on his handicap/stable debut; tongue-tie added.

7/1

Form: 4-1327

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Belatedly off the mark over hurdles at Hexham (2m7f, good) in May and was placed over that C&D on his next two outings; not seen since a lesser effort at Bangor in August, though, and is 3lb wrong here.

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11th

12

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Buto

10st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Didn't run badly when fifth at Musselburgh in December following a break, and he was in good form last May/June; he may be able to build on that latest performance and he's one to consider.

16/1

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Non-runners

African Sun, Scudamore, Whelans Bridge

Verdict

Burrows Hall ran very well in defeat in a big-field handicap over 2m5f here a fortnight ago and will be a tough nut to crack if in similar form again but today’s trip-and-ground combination ought to be ideal for LIFETIME LEGEND, who comes here after two very respectable recent efforts over 2m and has slipped to a good mark. Next on the list is five-time Flat winner Gift Of Raaj, who is still unexposed over hurdles and should have untapped potential over this new trip.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

POSTDATA:

Burrows Hall

RP RATINGS:

Copper Fox

SPOTLIGHT:

Lifetime Legend

D Express:

Scudamore

Telegraph:

Jumping Jupiter

LAMBOURN:

Propelled

WEST COUNTRY:

We Gotta Getaway

The Times:

Gift Of Raaj

The Guardian:

Copper Fox

Daily Mirror:

Burrows Hall

The Star:

Burrows Hall

Daily Record:

Burrows Hall

Daily Mail:

Lifetime Legend

The Sun:

Scudamore