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Rachael Blackmore Serial Winners Fund Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £31218
  • 1m 7f 216y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Rachael Blackmore Serial Winners Fund Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1111-4 CD BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Productive juvenile hurdler last term, completing a four-timer that included C&D win (heavy); may resume his progress with Cheltenham reappearance under his belt; 2-2 in handicaps; remains of interest.

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5th

12

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Spirit DAunou

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

5yo who made it five wins from first seven starts when landing Sandown handicap (2m, heavy) in December; however, he's finished down the field in hot handicaps the last twice and has something to prove now up in trip.

50/1

13th

1

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Spirit DAunou

12st 0lb

J: Mr Freddie Mitchell

T: Gary Moore

He's 10lb higher than when winning over C&D (heavy) in December and was always behind in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury four weeks ago; however, he won in fine style on that penultimate outing to make it 2-2 at Sandown (and 5-7 overall), and this 5yo could have a part to play now back here.

14/1

15th

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Spirit DAunou

11st 13lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Scored comfortably at Sandown (2m, heavy) two months ago, taking handicap record to 3-3 and overall record to 5-7; hit with 10lb rise but has a progressive profile and his trainer has won this race three times; strong credentials.

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: /2F2-1

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 4yo who narrowly won at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft; maiden event) last month on British debut; 3lb out of weights in this handicap but Ned Fox takes off 5lb; open to further progress.

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2nd

1

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Bucksy Des Epeires

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Narrow winner of Lingfield maiden (2m3f, good to soft) on British debut in November and very creditable second in valuable Sandown handicap (2m, heavy) the following month; strong contender if judged on those exploits but not much has gone to plan on recent outings, and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

3/1

9th

3

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

13:15 Ascot

Bucksy Des Epeires

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Didn't go with much zest at Aintree on Boxing Day and then came down early in the Lingfield race won by Inthewaterside, but he certainly has claims on his clear second in a handicap at Sandown (2m, heavy) before then, form that has worked out quite well; needs to bounce back but it's still relatively early days for him.

10/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1307-2 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Easy winner in France a year ago; 0-4 in Britain but is finding his feet and ran well at Wetherby (2m, heavy) most recently, finishing clear second behind a useful and well-treated rival who dictated the pace; may well build on that reappearance effort; interesting off the same mark.

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12th

7

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Punta Del Este

11st 6lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Impressed over 2m3f on heavy at Haydock but failed to dispel stamina doubts for this trip when a weakener over 3m there (heavy) the last time, having been raised 10lb; it could be that something came to light when his in-form trainer is evidently keen to go again over this far.

25/1

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:50 Haydock

Punta Del Este

11st 12lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Suited by racing beyond 2m for the first time when wide-margin winner of 2m3f course handicap (heavy) seven weeks ago; raised 10lb but there should be more to come as his stamina is drawn out; a must for the shortlist.

4/1

Form: 44-137 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Veteran who came up well short in similar event at Ascot five weeks ago and again looks highly vulnerable; has done all his winning off lower marks and in lower grades.

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2nd

4

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:35 Haydock

Thereisnodoubt

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, mistake 3rd

6/1

4th

8

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Thereisnodoubt

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Veteran who came up well short in similar event at Ascot five weeks ago and again looks highly vulnerable; has done all his winning off lower marks and in lower grades.

20/1

7th

8

4th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

15:15 Ascot

Thereisnodoubt

10st 10lb

J: Conner McCann

T: Lucinda Russell

midfield, hampered 1st, weakening when slightly hampered after 3 out

16/1

6/1

Form: 123-31 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism with a clearcut win over C&D (soft) last month, taking hurdles form figures to 2412331; now 2lb out of weights but is still favourably treated judged on Flat achievements; solid claims.

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2nd

9

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Arqoob

10st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Well beaten when upped in trip at Doncaster (3m, soft) three weeks ago but prior to that he kept on for a good third of 16 here (2m3f, good to soft) and is one to consider now back down in distance.

7/1

5th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Arqoob

10st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

in touch with leaders

5/2

3rd

16

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Arqoob

10st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Lucy Wadham

Gained clearcut success at Sandown (2m, soft) in November and ran just as well when third of six to Rare Edition at Kempton (2m, good to soft) last month; however, he's 2lb out of the handicap in this more competitive race and he's moving into unknown territory trip-wise.

20/1

Form: 16P3-P D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Impressive at Newbury on British debut nearly a year ago; disappointing since, sometimes proving too headstrong; achieved nothing over C&D last month on first handicap attempt.

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4th

3

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Jupiter Du Gite

11st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

led, soon clear

7/4

1st

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Jupiter Du Gite

11st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Impressive hurdle debut at Newbury (2m, soft) last winter; nowhere near that level in five subsequent outings over hurdles but back on track switched to fences when second of eight in 2m Hereford handicap (good to soft) in January; this sometimes keen-goer doesn't appeal as certain to benefit from this longer trip.

5/1

Form: 531-37 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Ran poorly, albeit back from a layoff, on latest chase start; returns to hurdles looking well treated on best form over fences, and he has won over C&D; not seen in this sphere since March 2021.

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4th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Red Rookie

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Didn't run badly when third of five in first-time cheekpieces two starts ago but has been well below his best form this season and is untested beyond about 2m4f under rules; dips in grade today; no headgear this time.

12/1

7th

5

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Red Rookie

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

3-4 on heavy going; third of five when wearing first-time cheekpieces over C&D 12 days ago was easily his best show this term; needs to take another step back up the ladder but he's well handicapped on last season's form.

14/1

3rd

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 2

14:00 Sandown

Red Rookie

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

held up in last, pushed along after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, no impression, left in third last

9/1

Form: 3781-6 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Landed the 2021 Imperial Cup over C&D but his two subsequent wins came at 2m4f/2m5f; well beaten on seasonal debut, remains on career-high mark and isn't crying out for this drop back in trip.

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3rd

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Langer Dan

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has peaked to win competitive handicaps at spring festivals in each of the last three seasons, scoring over C&D in 2022 (good to soft) and landing the last two Coral Cups at Cheltenham (2m5f, soft); has something to find with the pick of these now tackling a Grade 1 but he's an each-way possible.

9/1

1st

10

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Langer Dan

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Won this race (soft) last year off the same mark; he's not shown much this season even by his usual winter standards but ulcers were diagnosed and he's raised his game for the Cheltenham or Aintree festivals in each of the last four seasons; it's hard to say he won't do it again.

8/1

14th

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Langer Dan

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

The winner of three major handicap hurdles, most recently last season's Coral Cup off 2lb lower; however, badly out of form this term and needs a big revival.

40/1

Form: 2-2223

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Successful in Fontwell juvenile hurdle on British debut a year ago; 0-9 since but has proved consistent, most recently third at Ascot (1m7f, good); holds place possibilities off same mark.

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5th

3

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Jilaijone

11st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Progressive in the first half of this season, with his place finishes at Cheltenham and Ascot (the latter off 3lb higher) reading especially well in today's context; chance dropping sharply in class from the Betfair Hurdle of last time, but not easy to win with (1-14).

8/1

13th

18

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Jilaijone

10st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Normally consistent but his form dipped sharply in the Sandown race won by Spirit D'Aunou last time; fairly exposed and has managed only one win from 13 appearances; opposed in this hot handicap.

66/1

0

6

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Jilaijone

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Successful in Fontwell juvenile hurdle on British debut a year ago; 0-9 since but has proved consistent, most recently third at Ascot (1m7f, good); holds place possibilities off same mark.

9/1

Form: 54-233 D BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Consistent efforts this season but faces a tougher assignment in this field and the forecast slow ground is a negative; has gained all turf wins (Flat/hurdles) on good/firmer.

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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

1st

1

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:52 Plumpton

Mr Freedom

12st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

took keen hold, held up in rear, good headway before 3 out, went second 2 out, ridden approaching last, led run-in, kept on well

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £411.00
Straight Forecast £405.70
Tricast £2017.50
Trifecta £2829.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Impose Toi

SPOTLIGHT:

Punta Del Este

WEST COUNTRY:

Jilaijone

POSTDATA:

Punta Del Este

D Express:

Jilaijone

TOPSPEED:

Impose Toi

LAMBOURN:

Impose Toi

The Times:

Impose Toi

Telegraph:

Impose Toi

The Sun:

Impose Toi

The Star:

Impose Toi