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Good To Soft

Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £21784
  • 2m 4f 118y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £29.00
  • Place: £4.30

Form: 4665-4 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Second in a valuable handicap at Haydock (3m, soft) at this time last year; unable to match that form in five runs since and chasing has been put on hold after she trailed home a well-held fourth at Warwick last month; well treated if returning to her best but she carries obvious risks.

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6th

1

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Get A Tonic

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Inconsistent in the last two seasons and well beaten at Newbury in December last time out, but she comfortably made all there (2m4f, good to soft) earlier that month and can make bold bid if back on song after a break.

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 634-29

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Has claims on his second in the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las (good to soft) in October and it's possible that softer ground was against him in the Greatwood at Cheltenham five weeks later; won a 3m point (beat Constitution Hill) on debut and today's first attempt at 2m4f may suit.

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5th

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Anyharminasking

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

His form has been up and down this season but he was a good second in the Welsh Champion Hurdle (2m, good to soft) in October and travelled well before fading at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in December last time out; not ruled out now back down in distance.

12/1

4th

2

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

13:25 Doncaster

Anyharminasking

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Reappeared with good second in the Welsh Champion Hurdle (2m, good to soft) and, after a midfield finish in the Greatwood, he was runner-up at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) a fortnight ago when upped in trip; could have more to offer at this sort of distance and he's one to consider.

3/1

2nd

3

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

Anyharminasking

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 4th, rapid headway before 3 out, went second 2 out

14/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 1123/ D

Last run: 602 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 6yo, last seen finishing third in a Grade 1 novice at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in April 2022; has an absence of over 600 days to overcome but may retain untapped potential and market support would be significant.

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3rd

2

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

North Lodge

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

took keen hold, towards rear on inner

15/2

3rd

8

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Aintree

North Lodge

11st 4lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

2nd

1

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 1

13:32 Kelso

North Lodge

11st 8lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Won on debut at Aintree (2m1f, soft) in December and followed up in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m4f, good); now carries a 5lb penalty against numerous promising rivals but this unexposed 5yo has to be respected.

11/4

Form: 32P1-0

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Signed off last season with a career best when seeming suited by the step up to 3m at Ayr (good to soft); could finish only in midfield at Cheltenham (2m5f) on reappearance and is now on a retrieval mission.

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5th

5

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Off To A Flyer

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, slow jump 1st, pecked on landing 3rd, briefly led 4th

10/1

3

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:07 Wincanton

Off To A Flyer

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, weakened after 13th, pulled up after 4 out

9/1

0

4

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

14:35 Newbury

Off To A Flyer

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Ran creditably in useful event here (2m4f) on most recent hurdles start; well held in novice handicap chase at Kempton later in December but may do better now dropped in class; should make a chaser (point winner); not ruled out.

10/1

Form: 1P-14F D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won decisively at Perth (2m4f, soft) in September and things haven't gone his way since, faring best of the pacesetters at Chepstow the following month and an early faller when favourite at Cheltenham last time; could still be unexposed and is high on the list for an in-form yard.

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7th

10

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Uncle Bert

11st 4lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has won with something to spare under James Turner the last twice (2m4f, soft), particularly at Bangor three weeks ago; he's gone up another 8lb and is in a much hotter race today, but things have clearly clicked for this 7yo and it's possible he remains ahead of the handicapper.

16/1

1st

5

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Uncle Bert

11st 6lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Two wins this season, the latter under James Turner at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) last month; recent 4lb rise does not look excessive and further progress is not out of the question; respected.

9/2

1st

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

16:35 Wetherby

Uncle Bert

11st 7lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Shot up the weights after winning by 12l at Perth (2m4f, soft) in September and there's a suspicion he remains a shade high in the handicap, but he ran well when second of fourth at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last time and might not be far away.

11/2

Form: 1P9-05 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Promising start to his rules career early this year, winning a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft), but he hasn't gone on as expected; ran respectably when fifth of nine in handicap there in November but, off an unchanged mark, he'll need to improve for the fitting of cheekpieces.

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2nd

4

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

15:50 Newbury

Rock My Way

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Won a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) last winter and has taken pretty well to fences this term, just making the odd mistake when third of seven at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) 12 days ago; should stay this far and impossible to discount but he'll probably need a career best.

8/1

3rd

1

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

15:30 Hereford

Rock My Way

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Irish point winner who won a Grade 2 hurdle at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) last January; that career stalled a bit but he has scope for fences and there was nothing to knock when runner-up on chase debut at Plumpton (2m3f, soft; first-time tongue-tie, retained); has potential.

7/2

Form: 1100-4 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Made good progress last season, the last of three wins gained in valuable Ascot handicap (2m3f, good to soft) in February; satisfactory reappearance (after wind surgery) when fourth of seven at Kempton 19 days ago, finishing just behind Cobblers Dream; becoming well handicapped again.

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3rd

6

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Irish Hill

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won three in a row last season (2m3f/2m4f, good/good to soft); 0-7 and mixed form since but he took a step back in the right direction when fifth of 16 at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) last month and may build on that.

4/1

5th

12

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Irish Hill

10st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Was on the crest of a wave when completing a hat-trick in this race (good to soft) 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark than today's; hit and miss since but he was far from disgraced when ninth behind Jay Jay Reilly in the Lanzarote at Kempton five weeks ago, fading after having a clear lead turning for home; Freddie Gingell claims a handy 5lb; must be considered.

8/1

9th

13

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Irish Hill

10st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Stablemate of Sonigino; ran respectably in first-time blinkers at Newbury (2m4f) two weeks ago, albeit no match for the winner; faces a harder task off same mark in this deeper race.

18/1

OUR TIP

Form: P1F-13 C BF

Last run: 73 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

9yo who enjoyed his finest hour when beating Stage Star in Grade 2 novice chase at this meeting 12 months ago; looked as good as ever over hurdles when winning handicap at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in September and wasn't disgraced at Kelso next time; drying ground would suit; each-way claims.

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8th

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

raced wide, in touch with leaders, not fluent 5 out, weakened then not fluent 3 out, tailed off

16/1

3rd

1

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

17:50 Kelso

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders on inner

11/8

1st

1

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:17 Newton Abbot

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, went second after 7th, led before 2 out, drifted left after 2 out, clear when not fluent last, comfortably

5/1

Form: /22P-3 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Won the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, soft) in 2022 and went close in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham (2m4f, good to soft) next time, in the latter off a 2lb higher mark than today's; failed to fire in 2022-23, including over fences, but might have needed the run when third of seven at Kempton on reappearance three weeks ago; possibilities if building on that.

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0

5

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

Cobblers Dream

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

prominent

12/1

3rd

3

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Kempton

Cobblers Dream

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ben Case

Won Lanzarote over C&D (soft) in good style in January 2022 and began last season with two very respectable chase runs, but absent since pulled up in gruelling Lanzarote this year; hard to tell where we are with him at the moment.

7/1

Form: 15- C BF

Last run: 336 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Big-money purchase after an easy win in an Irish point (3m) and he looked a smart prospect when making a winning hurdling debut at this meeting (2m, good) 12 months ago; went off 2-7 over the same C&D five weeks later but folded tamely into fifth on softer ground; has been given plenty of time to recover and could be leniently treated for his first run in a handicap.

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0

7

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

Jet Powered

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, bit short of room after 4 out, weakened quickly and pulled up home turn

3/1

5th

1

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

12:40 Newbury

Jet Powered

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Big-money purchase after an easy win in an Irish point, and he looked a smart prospect when making a successful hurdling debut over C&D (good; 8-13) five weeks ago, forging clear from the last; tended to jump slightly right but otherwise it was a near-faultless performance; the one to beat.

1/2

1st

9

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:10 Newbury

Jet Powered

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Half-brother to very useful Irish jumper Westerner Lady; drew clear to win slow-ground Irish point by 8l on debut last December, form that has been pretty well advertised under rules by the third; bought for 350,000gns soon afterwards and has joined a top stable; could be anything.

10/11

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Payout
Exacta £2793.00
Straight Forecast £2803.80
Tricast £21898.50
Trifecta £26068.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Uncle Bert

LAMBOURN:

Jet Powered

Daily Mirror:

Anyharminasking

RP RATINGS:

Rock My Way

The Times:

Off To A Flyer

Daily Record:

North Lodge

POSTDATA:

Irish Hill

TOPSPEED:

Get A Tonic

WEST COUNTRY:

Uncle Bert

The Guardian:

Uncle Bert

D Express:

Uncle Bert

Telegraph:

Jet Powered

Daily Mail:

Jet Powered

The Sun:

Jet Powered

The Star:

Anyharminasking