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Coral Long Distance Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £34170
  • 3m 0f 52y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Coral Long Distance Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2226-3 C BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 159

Form & Verdict

Below best in last two appearances but that's out of character; very consistent (over fences/hurdles) for most of his career and may well bounce back; produced his peak RPR in this sphere when second in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham (3m, soft) last season; good chance on that form.

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

7th

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Dashel Drasher

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Close second in the 2023 Stayer's Hurdle at Cheltenham but didn't fare nearly so well in the latest running of that prize and he was a distant sixth in this contest 12 months ago; although a good stayer on his day, he's not the percentage call.

16/1

5

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Dashel Drasher

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Ran a stormer at 40-1 when close second to Sire Du Berlais in this race last year (soft); in solid form this term, winning the Grade 2 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury (3m, good to soft) before making the frame in the Grade 1 Long Walk at Ascot (3m, good) and Grade 2 Cleeve here (3m, good to soft); he's 11 now and needs to build on this season's efforts, but his cause may be aided if he's back on soft ground; he's an each-way possible once more.

20/1

4th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Dashel Drasher

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

led narrowly

4/1

OUR TIP

3/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 52137- CD

Last run: 260 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 157

Form & Verdict

Form figures in this contest read 1232; finished strongly and failed only narrowly last year, prior to recording a third win in the Long Walk; behind Dashel Drasher at Cheltenham the last twice and is nearly a 12yo now but still warrants respect having been a grand stayer for so long.

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Verdict Starting price

10

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Paisley Park

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Won this in 2019 and third to Flooring Porter in 2021 and 2022; only seventh last year but this 12yo has been performing highly creditably this season and has gone close on all three starts, in the Long Distance Hurdle (behind Dashel Drasher who was receiving 6lb), the Long Walk (behind Crambo) and the Cleeve (behind Noble Yeats who was receiving 6lb); each-way chance.

12/1

2nd

4

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Paisley Park

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

in touch with leaders

5/2

2nd

7

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Paisley Park

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Legendary stayer with form figures of 1131 in this race and he did well to win last year's renewal that was rescheduled at Kempton as that wouldn't be his track; only narrowly failed to concede 6lb to Dashel Drasher at Newbury on his traditional crack at the Long Distance Hurdle three weeks ago and the fire still burns brightly.

7/1

Form: 21P7-3 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Useful handicap hurdler; formerly with Jonjo O'Neill; ran well at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft) on stable/seasonal debut, with blinkers replacing his usual cheekpieces; stiffer assignment on these terms, however.

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12th

3

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Flight Deck

11st 12lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Ran really well towards the end of last year when third on first two starts for this yard; of interest on that form but this 10yo's performances have gone the wrong way the last twice and he needs to get back on track.

50/1

17th

3

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Flight Deck

11st 4lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Ex-Jonjo O'Neill; good third in handicap at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft; behind Hyland) and Newbury Grade 2 on first two starts for new stable, before a lesser show in Grade 2 here in January; has career-high mark and probably vulnerable.

40/1

Form: /1172-

Last run: 230 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Smart mare who is a multiple winner at up to 2m5f; creditable second when tackling 3m in the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree (good to soft) on last appearance and remains unexposed at this distance, making her an interesting prospect for this division in 2023-24; very appealing.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Maries Rock

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

She hasn't found her peak form this season and, with the yard under a cloud, she was pulled up at Cheltenham last month; it remains to be seen if her stable is back on song but she did win a mares' Grade 2 at Doncaster in January and a good case can be made on last season's best efforts, including her second in the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle here (3m, good to soft) last April; also effective on soft and over 2m4f; not discounted.

14/1

8

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Maries Rock

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders

14/1

Form: 3/153-

Last run: 272 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish hurdler who showed fairly useful form, including reappearance win, last term for Richard Newland; however, he's bottom of this pack on ratings; new headgear combination on first run for Patrick Neville.

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6

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Mahons Glory

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Patrick Neville

Made big impact on only second outing for current yard when running away with seven-runner event at Kempton (2m5f, good) on Boxing Day; faced tough task at Aintree (Grade 1; 100-1) two weeks ago, but he's now 10lb higher than at Kempton and in a stronger race, so another personal best is needed.

14/1

8th

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Mahons Glory

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Patrick Neville

Won C&D maiden (good to soft) in October 2022 and readily made all in handicap at Kempton (2m5f, good) this December on second run for new yard; showed promise on soft/heavy earlier in career; takes a leap in grade today but it was a career-best performance last time and it remains to be seen where the ceiling of his ability now lies; not ruled out each-way at big odds.

66/1

1st

7

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Mahons Glory

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Patrick Neville

Ex-Irish hurdler who won a maiden at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) last October on first run for Dr Newland; ran creditably on his two starts later last term and his debut for another new yard at the start of this month was an impossible task in Grade 2 (wore hood and first-time cheekpieces, retained today); this return to a handicap also demands a career best, though.

14/1

Form: 1131-0 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Solid novice hurdler last term, winning five times; however, form dipped markedly (well behind Flight Deck) when favourite at Cheltenham on reappearance; may bounce back at some stage but this is a tough task.

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5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Hugos New Horse

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Prolific winner last season from 1m7f to 2m4f, culminating with a novice success at this meeting; his current campaign hasn't got going at all and was no better for wind surgery last time at Kempton; now goes in cheekpieces; has enough to prove.

12/1

10th

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Hugos New Horse

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Tailed off on both runs this term (October/December) but has had wind surgery since, which could help him rediscover the form shown in last season's prolific novice campaign; not discounted.

12/1

0

4

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Hugos New Horse

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Solid novice hurdler last term, winning five times; however, form dipped markedly (well behind Flight Deck) when favourite at Cheltenham on reappearance; may bounce back at some stage but this is a tough task.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £97.00
Straight Forecast £107.40
Trifecta £428.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Dashel Drasher

The Star:

Hugos New Horse

Daily Record:

Paisley Park

TOPSPEED:

Dashel Drasher

POSTDATA:

Dashel Drasher

WEST COUNTRY:

Dashel Drasher

D Express:

Dashel Drasher