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Allied Massarellas Cash & Carry Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 2m 0f 128y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Allied Massarellas Cash & Carry Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 51319- C

Last run: 273 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

It was a winnable race he landed on at Newcastle in February (2m4f, good; 4lb lower) but he can be excused his subsequent defeat in new blinkers which he's not sported in any of his subsequent Flat runs (close up in the latest over 1m4f in April); lacks a run and, even if on his game, this might be too tough.

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11

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Clear White Light

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

His form can be up and down and he was soundly beaten on the Flat a fortnight ago; however, he won in that code two starts ago and was a convincing winner over hurdles at Doncaster (2m, good) last December; just 3lb higher today and he's 2-2 on good ground; interesting contender.

33/1

5th

9

(8)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Clear White Light

9st 5lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Won when favourite at Catterick (1m4f, heavy) three weeks ago on his second Flat handicap start; 5lb higher today but he's still well treated judged on his hurdling ability (including on good ground); strong claims.

9/2

1st

5

(1)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Clear White Light

9st 7lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Lightly raced on the Flat (0-4) and was a close fourth on his handicap debut over C&D last April; he should be on a good mark given the level he's reached over hurdles, including a win in December; quite interesting with conditions suitable; now tongue tied.

9/2

9/2

  • Place: £2.70

Form: P57-35 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on his high-profile exploits in 2021; last season never got going but the signs were better when third at Aintree in May and some of the yard's inmates have needed their first run back, so there's good reason to expect better from him than at Kempton 19 days ago; respected.

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16th

6

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Soaring Glory

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Successful in two notable handicaps in 2021, one of them here, and looks well treated on that smart form; however, he's on an 11-race losing sequence and had no obvious excuses when only fifth of the seven finishers at Kempton just after Christmas.

16/1

5th

2

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Soaring Glory

11st 9lb

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

14/1

Form: 354-23 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Made hay in juvenile hurdles last season and added three on the Flat to his tally this summer; back from a break to continue his good work with placed efforts in Fontwell/Plumpton handicaps (2m3f/2m4f) but that's come at a small cost ratings-wise and he might just be vulnerable.

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10

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Mr Freedom

11st 4lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Won at Plumpton (2m, soft) in March and, after failing to threaten in the County Hurdle, he was a fair second back at Plumpton last time (2m, good); however, there's a suspicion this will be too competitive.

16/1

2nd

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Mr Freedom

11st 5lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Had this season's consistency rewarded with a 2l Class 3 success on soft here this month before predictably struggling when 28-1 for the County Hurdle; off his current mark he could be vulnerable to others better in.

12/1

13th

19

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Mr Freedom

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Some solid runs in defeat this season before winning six-runner Class 3 handicap at Plumpton (2m, soft) 11 days ago; carries a 5lb penalty in this much hotter race but he did very well to finish fifth of 21 in the Fred Winter at last season's Festival (2m, soft), as his jockey reported his saddle slipped early and he was bumped after two out; could go well at a big price.

40/1

Form: 5251-3 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won twice as a juvenile hurdler; back from a break he finished third on the Flat and filled the same placing on his return to hurdling in a 2m handicap at Plumpton (good to soft); 2lb lower for this but in a stronger race.

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5th

5

(5)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:45 Newbury

Spartan Army

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

disputed lead early, headed and prominent after 1f

5/1

3rd

5

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Spartan Army

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

Progressive since switched to AW and held on well to beat Prydwen by a neck in the Marathon Trial at Lingfield (2m) most recently; beat Palace Boy at Southwell the time before; now 3-3 in this sphere and commands major respect.

3/1

1st

8

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Spartan Army

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

prominent

7/2

Form: 293552 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Seven-time hurdle winner who is consistent in the main; ran well at Wetherby last time (no excuses) but that made it ten defeats on the trot and his handicap mark hasn't moved very far.

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5th

4

2nd Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 3

13:31 Doncaster

Hurricane Ali

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: John Mackie

Seven-time hurdle winner who is consistent in the main; ran well at Wetherby last time (no excuses) but that made it ten defeats on the trot and his handicap mark hasn't moved very far.

8/1

2nd

2

18th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:08 Wetherby

Hurricane Ali

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

disputed lead, raced in second before 3 out, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, jumped left last, no impression run-in

7/1

5th

3

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 2

16:10 Uttoxeter

Hurricane Ali

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

Seven hurdle wins (one over C&D); only fifth of six when favourite at Southwell (2m, good) on Thursday, where he appeared to have plenty in his favour; will need to up his game here and the recent rain has not helped.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 21U7-5 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Only 3lb above his last winning mark; it was a strong handicap in which he struggled on final start of last season and it was a likeable return at Musselburgh (Class 3 over 1m7f; good to soft), a run that could well bring him on; Brian Hughes replaces his regular 10lb claimer, so at the weights he has plenty more on his plate.

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1st

2

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Collingham

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Won a Class 2 handicap off 11lb higher under Charlie Maggs at Musselburgh 14 months ago so the ability is there; however, last season didn't really get off the ground and he tried two different types of headgear.

9/1

12th

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Collingham

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Won a Class 2 handicap here just over 12 months ago off 7lb higher but this season hasn't really got going and blinkers are now turned to.

20/1

10th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Collingham

11st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Bagged a good prize at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) 13 months ago and is now 4lb below that mark but is yet to hit top gear this season, albeit he wasn't beaten far when eighth on last month's return to Musselburgh.

14/1

Form: 43-V77 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Not had much racing since his last win off a 5lb higher mark in March 2022; now a 10yo and he was beaten a long way out on his return from a break at Newbury.

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15

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:07 Naas

Oakley

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Anthony Mullins

A 1m7f winner in Germany; well supported when close second in a 1m4f handicap at Cork last August; ran poorly at Navan before scoring on Dundalk AW in October; will need more experience judged on hurdle outings at Fairyhouse and Punchestown.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £402.00
Straight Forecast £326.70
Tricast £821.00
Trifecta £1421.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Collingham

SPOTLIGHT:

Ballybreeze

RP RATINGS:

Soaring Glory

Daily Record:

Spartan Army

D Express:

Mr Freedom

The Star:

Clear White Light

Telegraph:

Hurricane Ali

POSTDATA:

Collingham

Daily Mirror:

Collingham

The Sun:

Collingham

The Times:

Ballybreeze

The Guardian:

Ballybreeze

Daily Mail:

Ballybreeze

WEST COUNTRY:

Soaring Glory