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13:11 Bangor-on-Dee

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Richard Pennell Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6680.46
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Richard Pennell Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 423-22 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Front-running veteran who has not won since December 2020 but he's finished runner-up in three of his last four starts including at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) on his return two weeks ago; remains well treated on old form and he should go well again back in trip.

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0

1

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

11:45 Haydock

Chti Balko

12st 2lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Ended a losing run of three years when making all for a wide-margin win at Bangor this month (2m, soft); back up 6lb but he was runnning in stronger races than this not so long ago and is a triple course winner; no easy lead this time but bold bid likely.

3/1

1st

2

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

13:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Chti Balko

12st 1lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Front-running veteran who has not won since December 2020 but he's finished runner-up in three of his last four starts including at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) on his return two weeks ago; remains well treated on old form and he should go well again back in trip.

8/1

2nd

2

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:40 Sedgefield

Chti Balko

12st 0lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

prominent, led 2nd, joined 2 out, soon headed, ridden approaching last, kept on run-in

5/1

Form: 355-91 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has a patchy profile but this triple chase winner cashed in on his lower hurdles mark when justifying favouritism at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) two weeks ago; 6lb higher here but that was a comfortable success and he's respected.

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2nd

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Heritier

10st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

mounted in chute and taken down early, wore earplugs, midfield

13/2

2nd

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:02 Newcastle

Heritier

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Runner-up at Sedgefield on two of his last three chase starts, on the latest occasion behind a winner who was on the first leg of a hat-trick; solid third over hurdles since; every chance he'll be in the mix.

5/1

3rd

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

17:10 Wetherby

Heritier

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Won over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in November and has run well to finish second over fences on two of his three starts for this yard (2m3f/2m1f, good to soft/soft); reverts to hurdles today and could be thereabouts.

4/1

Form: 5P31/9 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 6yo; won a Huntingdon novice (2m, good) for Gary Moore in April 2022 but he was on the sidelines for 19 months before his heavy defeat in Ayr handicap (2m, good to soft) on his recent comeback; had wind surgery since but he has something to prove on his second run for Olly Murphy.

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1st

5

31st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:50 Leicester

Transatlantic

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders, going best when prominent 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in

7/1

4th

2

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Transatlantic

11st 12lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Won a Huntingdon novice (2m, good) for Gary Moore in April 2022; returned last month from a mammoth absence and ran a lot better at Bangor next time following wind surgery, although he was well beaten and didn't jump too well; may prefer drier ground.

6/1

Form: 116191 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Four-time course winner who has won five of his ten starts for current yard, with three gained over hurdles and two over fences; on same mark as for his clearcut chase win at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) on Monday and he's a big player again back in this sphere.

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4th

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

13:50 Ludlow

Feel The Pinch

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has won his last two handicap chases and just about career-best form when winning by 6l over C&D last month; soft ground was slower than ideal when tailed off on his return to hurdles at Bangor; 6lb higher than for that recent course win but should give another good account.

5/2

4th

1

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

13:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Feel The Pinch

12st 2lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Four-time course winner who has won five of his ten starts for current yard, with three gained over hurdles and two over fences; on same mark as for his clearcut chase win at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) on Monday and he's a big player again back in this sphere.

100/30

1st

3

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Feel The Pinch

11st 1lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has won four of his nine starts for current yard, the latest gained in good style over hurdles at Southwell (2m, good) last month; found things tough in big field at Cheltenham last time but he's back in calmer waters on this return to chasing and is 2-5 in this sphere; dangerous.

7/2

Form: 67421- D

Last run: 232 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

5yo who got off the mark over hurdles when landing a Sedgefield maiden (2m1f, heavy) in April; this looks competitive on his handicap hurdle debut but he's a useful Flat performer and has been generally progressive in this sphere; respected on his return.

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4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:50 Ffos Las

Thunderclap

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Ridden clear to win over 2m5f at Kempton (soft) in February and wasn't disgraced in a stronger handicap than this back there in March; has won on heavy and if he can last home over this trip then he won't be far away.

8/1

7th

12

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Thunderclap

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Hughie Morrison

2lb out of the handicap today and tailed off at Newbury a fortnight ago; however, conditions were extremely attritional and prior to that he won in good style over this C&D (soft) when upped in trip; no forlorn hope.

25/1

6th

6

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Thunderclap

11st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Hughie Morrison

Fairly useful on the Flat at his best and best effort over hurdles came on latest start when winning comfortably at Kempton (2m5f, soft; acts on heavy) on first venture beyond 2m1f; up 6lb but on the shortlist.

11/4

Form: /27P4-

Last run: 221 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

French bumper winner (1m4f, heavy), who was a promising fourth in a Ffos Las novice (2m, good to soft) in the third of his three hurdle runs last season; had wind surgery since and he needs watching in the market on his handicap/seasonal debut.

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4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Icarat

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Bumper winner in France; has far-from-solid claims on British form but he's in good hands and unexposed over fences; admittedly well held when unseating rider two out at Ffos Las (2m; 11-2 for chase debut) most recently.

7/1

6

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Icarat

11st 5lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders, not fluent when prominent 7th

9/1

8th

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

13:20 Huntingdon

Icarat

11st 3lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Disappointing at Bangor on handicap/seasonal debut, taking British record to 0-4, but is in excellent hands and should be capable of better; bumper winner in France; one to consider.

12/1

Form: 2-P303

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won Fontwell maiden (2m1f, good to soft) for Milton Harris last December but he has a mixed record since; wasn't beaten far when third of five at Uttoxeter two weeks ago but he's now 1-11 over hurdles and others are more convincing.

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7th

7

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

13:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Polyphonic

11st 6lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Won Fontwell maiden (2m1f, good to soft) for Milton Harris last December but he has a mixed record since; wasn't beaten far when third of five at Uttoxeter two weeks ago but he's now 1-11 over hurdles and others are more convincing.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £455.00
Straight Forecast £442.90
Tricast £11925.00
Trifecta £6672.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Feel The Pinch

RP RATINGS:

Heritier

Telegraph:

Thunderclap

The Times:

Transatlantic

The Star:

Chti Balko

TOPSPEED:

Heritier

Daily Record:

Heritier

Daily Mirror:

Thunderclap

POSTDATA:

Feel The Pinch

Daily Mail:

Feel The Pinch

D Express:

Feel The Pinch