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BetGoodwin Chris Gordon Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6073.15
  • 2m 4f 114y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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BetGoodwin Chris Gordon Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 3031-P D

Last run: 217 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

On a recovery mission after thoroughly underwhelming runs over hurdles and on the Flat during early summer; however, if back to the form he showed when making all in a Sedgefield handicap off 5lb lower in February (2m4f, good) he wouldn't be far away.

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1

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Jaramillo

12st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Made all at Sedgefield (2m4f) last February off 3lb lower; however, he's struggled in his three starts (one on Flat) since, the latest six weeks ago after 203 days off; not proven beyond 2m4f (one attempt).

9/1

9th

5

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 4

14:30 Ascot

Jaramillo

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Made all at Sedgefield (2m4f, good; also effective on good to soft) and on that evidence this 5lb higher mark may not be beyond him; however, he struggled over hurdles and on the Flat on his last two outings in May/June and needs to get back on track following a break.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4117-4

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Back-to-back wins in maiden and novice company at Fontwell in the spring (heavy/good); since beaten in the region of 20l in two Sandown handicaps (2m/2m4f) but this represents a drop in class and he's still only a 4yo with better days ahead of him more than likely.

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2nd

6

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Huntingdon

Kansas Du Berlais

11st 4lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Won back-to-back hurdles at Fontwell (2m1f, heavy; 2m3f, good) last spring, when with Gary Moore; well beaten for new yard at Exeter in January but has since had wind surgery and now sports new headgear; bit to prove.

7/1

6th

2

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:40 Exeter

Kansas Du Berlais

11st 12lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Adam West

prominent

11/2

Form: 495-52 C

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

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Abandoned

Form: 3-21 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

He was found a very weak maiden in which to get off the mark at Hereford (2m3f, good) and the runner-up was tailed off back there last week; looks progressive though and open to improvement now handicapping.

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1st

1

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:50 Hereford

Baltray

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Remote third in an Irish bumper when 100-1 (heavy); didn't go unbacked when a clear second on his switch to hurdling at Fontwell (2m3f, good) and the winner is useful; sets the standard here.

11/10

2nd

1

7th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Baltray

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Belied 100-1 odds when third in a Limerick bumper last December (for Donal Hassett); beaten more than 20l then but still shaped well; could be a serious factor on stable/hurdle debut after an absence.

7/1

Form: 6-3223

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m winner but stays this far and, with the cheekpieces removed, eyecatchingly crept into third after getting outpaced back over 2m in a Warwick handicap last month (soft; has won on good to soft); considered.

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1

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:25 Leicester

Walk Of No Shame

12st 0lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Resumed winning ways in 2m Southwell handicap and not discredited off a 4lb higher mark when third in 2m Newbury handicap later in December; she's very much one to consider.

7/2

3rd

7

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:05 Newbury

Walk Of No Shame

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Placed in big-field handicap at Warwick (2m, soft) in November, after a break, and beat her two rivals fairly comfortably at Southwell (2m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; 4lb higher in much strong race today, though.

6/1

1st

4

17th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Walk Of No Shame

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Bumper winner on soft and promising novice hurdle winner at Lingfield in February (2m, good to soft); hasn't shot the lights out in handicaps since but she crept late into third of 16 finishers on return to 2m at Warwick in November; remains of interest.

15/8

Form: 12-621 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Record of 3-12 over hurdles and it was a career best in winning narrowly over C&D two weeks ago (good to soft); that was a Class 5 and this likely demands more, but he's likeable.

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2nd

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Stanley Pincombe

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

raced wide, midfield

7/2

Form: 3P4P0- CD

Last run: 239 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Had some lengthy absences since winning a maiden here four years ago, his sole career success; the odd decent run in the meantime but last season did not end well, including one attempt at chasing.

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9th

7

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Oscarsman

11st 1lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

prominent, led narrowly from 1st, headed after 4 out

12/1

0

11

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Oscarsman

10st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Suzy Smith

always behind, pulled up before 8th

33/1

Abandoned

Form: 6524-F

Last run: 201 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Overall record of 2-39 and he's 0-16 as a hurdler; however, looked booked to put that right until falling at the final flight at Newton Abbot in May (2m2f, good); returns for a new yard off 4lb higher; hard to rule out.

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14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:55 Fontwell

Clongowes

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Neil King

Looked in control when falling at the last at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) last May on final start for Daniel Steele; 4lb lower today, having been a bit below that level on his first two runs for new yard and then had heavy ground as an excuse on latest; these cheekpieces have not been on since 2021.

16/1

7th

5

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:18 Uttoxeter

Clongowes

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Looked in control when falling at the last at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) last May; that was a missed opportunity for one with an overall strike-rate of 2-41 and he's been well held in both runs for new yard this winter.

18/1

7th

12

7th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:55 Plumpton

Clongowes

10st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Would surely have won at Newton Abbot last May (2m2f, good; acts on soft) had he not come down at the last; that was a missed opportunity for one with an overall strike-rate of 2-40 and he could have run better on his recent return from an absence (stable debut).

16/1

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Verdict

This looks tricky. Stanley Pincombe has more on his plate than here two weeks ago but he’s a likeable type and this race is named after his trainer. Baltray is a lightly raced last-time-out winner open to improvement and Walk Of No Shame promises to be well served by returning to this trip, but the 4yo KANSAS DU BERLAIS gets the nod. This dual Fontwell winner takes a welcome drop in grade from two Sandown handicaps and he shaped as though his latest race would bring him on.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

POSTDATA:

Stanley Pincombe

D Express:

Baltray

RP RATINGS:

Oscarsman

SPOTLIGHT:

Kansas Du Berlais

WEST COUNTRY:

Walk Of No Shame

LAMBOURN:

Jaramillo

Daily Record:

Baltray

The Times:

Stanley Pincombe

Telegraph:

Stanley Pincombe

The Guardian:

Stanley Pincombe

Daily Mail:

Stanley Pincombe

Daily Mirror:

Stanley Pincombe

The Sun:

Stanley Pincombe

The Star:

Stanley Pincombe

TOPSPEED:

Oscarsman