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15:05 Lingfield

Good To Soft

Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 3f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.10
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2211-4

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won on testing ground over fences (2m2f) in his final two runs in France this spring; never-dangerous fourth back over hurdles on stable debut at Newbury (2m, good to soft) last month but that was an eyecatching effort behind Willmount in a useful novice event; now goes back up in trip and he looks interesting on his handicap debut.

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2nd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:00 Hexham

Joker De Mai

11st 9lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Harry Derham

prominent, went clear with winner after 3rd, led 2 out

4/6

2nd

3

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

16:05 Newcastle

Joker De Mai

11st 9lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Harry Derham

Ex-French; won easily at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) on second stable start and at least as good when runner-up to a well-handicapped horse at Kempton (2m5f, soft); strong form claims and he's Harry Derham's only runner on the card.

5/2

2nd

8

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Joker De Mai

11st 2lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Harry Derham

Ex-French youngster who scored easily at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) on second British start; beaten favourite later in December but should still have more to offer; bred to stay this new trip; shortlisted.

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 23P2-7

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Three placed efforts over hurdles including when runner-up behind Kansas Du Berlais at Fontwell (2m1f, heavy) in March but he weakened on his handicap debut at Ascot (2m3f, soft; 12-1) last month; may have needed that run but he's now 0-8 and others are more persuasive.

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7th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Southwell

Awaythelad

11st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Pulled up when back in a handicap at Sandown last month; however, that was a hotter race than this and he'd previously shown improved form in these cheekpieces, winning a Ludlow maiden (2m5f, soft) then a Leicester novice (2m4f, soft); also effective on good/good to soft; not ruled out.

7/1

7

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Awaythelad

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Ben Pauling

Beaten six times over hurdles (including two handicaps) before going 2-2 in the cheekpieces, winning easily at Ludlow before defying a penalty with an all-out defeat of Roger Pol at Leicester (2m4f, soft); likeable type who can run well but ultimately come up short.

16/1

1st

1

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:55 Leicester

Awaythelad

11st 8lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Took well to first-time cheekpieces at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) this month, opening his account at the tenth attempt; penalty is virtually offset by Beau Morgan's useful 5lb claim; leading player in the retained headgear.

2/1

15/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4117-4 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Started favourite in the first six of his seven British starts; came good when landing maiden/novice events at Fontwell (2m1f/2m3f) in the spring but he's been well held in handicaps in last two runs; drops back in grade on his second run after a break but he needs to resume his progress.

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2nd

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:00 Fontwell

Kansas Du Berlais

11st 11lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Dual course winner, the latest coming over C&D (novices', good, 10-11 favourite) last April; keeping-on second on return from further wind surgery at Huntingdon (2m4f, good; first-time hood, with Master Dancer third) recently; preferred to stablemate In The Air.

9/2

Form: 162- D

Last run: 316 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who won on his hurdle debut at Worcester (2m4f, soft) last October and went very close in a Fontwell (2m1f, good) novice in his final run last season; returns from 316 days off but he still has potential and needs a close look on his handicap debut.

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1st

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Kempton

Id Like To Know

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Chris Gordon

Lightly raced chaser with scope; went down by a short-head on chase debut at Newbury (2m, soft) before doing it comfortably on his return visit there (heavy); his Plumpton run was disappointing given the good ground was expected to suit but perhaps the track found him out; 6lb out of the weights but new partner Angus Cheleda claims 5lb; races prominently; respected.

9/2

4th

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

14:25 Plumpton

Id Like To Know

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Lightly raced 7yo with some scope about him; won over hurdles and he would be 2-2 over fences but for getting short-headed at Newbury in January; had something in hand when going one better back there a month ago (2m; raised 8lb); those runs were on soft/heavy ground but trainer reckons goodish ground will suit him well, as should this return to further.

15/8

1st

5

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Id Like To Know

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Lightly raced 7yo; scored over hurdles last term; made a promising chase debut in C&D event (soft; off 4lb lower) most recently, going down narrowly to Issar d'Airy who is declared (3:00) on this card; open to further progress and holds very solid claims.

9/4

Form: 364-8U

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won off 4lb higher on his chase debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) last autumn but he's lost his way in last four starts and was tailed off when he unseated at Plumpton on his return in October; dual winner over hurdles in the past but he has questions to answer back in this sphere; headgear added.

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5th

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:55 Plumpton

Zacony Rebel

12st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Dual hurdle winner who has lost his way since winning over fences two seasons ago and never threatened on his return to hurdles a month back when tried in cheekpieces; others carry fewer risks.

20/1

5th

1

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Zacony Rebel

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Won off 4lb higher on his chase debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) last autumn but he's lost his way in last four starts and was tailed off when he unseated at Plumpton on his return in October; dual winner over hurdles in the past but he has questions to answer back in this sphere; headgear added.

16/1

0

3

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Zacony Rebel

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

in rear throughout, dropped to last and struggling 11th

14/1

Form: 1/P6P- C

Last run: 228 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Ended 2021 with two handicap wins (2m) on slow ground but he's had only three runs since and has struggled in all of them; now 3lb lower than for last success but he has plenty to prove after another absence.

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6

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Naturally High

11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

held up in rear

16/1

6th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:15 Chepstow

Naturally High

11st 7lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Paddy Butler

Forced a dead-heat at Fontwell on Boxing Day (2m3f, good to soft) but well held the next time, finishing tailed off in new cheekpieces on his last run for Gary Moore; on a fair mark for new yard and handles soft.

14/1

Form: 161-03

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Three wins over hurdles (1m7f/2m) last winter and he got back near that form when a 2l third at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) last month; now goes back up in trip but he rallied well last time and has gone close at 2m4f in the past; respected.

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7th

7

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Colonial Empire

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Three wins over hurdles (1m7f/2m) last winter and he got back near that form when a 2l third at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) last month; now goes back up in trip but he rallied well last time and has gone close at 2m4f in the past; respected.

6/1

3rd

6

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Colonial Empire

11st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Held up off a strong gallop before coming clear at Taunton on his final run of last season (2m, good); the ground was heavy when quiet on reappearance at Chepstow and entitled to come on for that run.

10/1

Form: 6531- D

Last run: 251 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who beat some subsequent winners in a maiden at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) in his final run last term; returns after 251 days off but he's open to more progress and is an interesting contender on his handicap debut.

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11th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Rocco Royale

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

All downhill since winning a 2m3f maiden here (soft; 11-10 favourite) last April; has eased a further 4lb since pulling up at Market Rasen (2m7f, heavy) last month; set to encounter better ground dropping back markedly in trip.

18/1

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:05 Market Rasen

Rocco Royale

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Justified favouritism in a Fontwell maiden (2m3f, soft) last spring but he's struggled in both handicaps this winter; still has potential after only six runs but he needs a transformation on this step up to 2m7f.

7/1

5th

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Rocco Royale

11st 13lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Tailed off on handicap/seasonal debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in December and something to prove after that; however, he may have needed the outing and this lightly raced 6yo retains potential having won a maiden hurdle at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last April; no surprise to see a big run.

13/2

Form: 5P5P-P D

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won off 18lb higher at Newbury (3m, good to soft) for Nicky Henderson in November 2019 but he's not seen much action since and has been pulled up in three of his last four runs; has plenty to prove and his tactical speed will be tested back at this trip.

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0

3

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

Won off 18lb higher at Newbury (3m, good to soft) for Nicky Henderson in November 2019 but he's not seen much action since and has been pulled up in three of his last four runs; has plenty to prove and his tactical speed will be tested back at this trip.

33/1

0

4

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

A three-time hurdles/chase winner (from 2m4f to 3m) in 2019 for Nicky Henderson but well below par last season and pulled up on his sole outing for Christian Williams in 3m4f Taunton handicap chase in March; cheekpieces go on for another new yard here with plenty to prove.

33/1

6

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:25 Taunton

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Very well handicapped on old form but ended 2022 with some very disappointing efforts for Nicky Henderson and needs to have been revitalised by the switch to a new stable; first run beyond 3m2f.

16/1

Form: 8/71P-

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 6yo; had wind surgery before his 40-1 win at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) in February and he was thrown in at the deep end in Grade 1 novice at Aintree (pulled up) in final run last term; back in much calmer waters on this handicap debut and he needs a close look on his return; hood added.

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1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Hallwood

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Mark Rimell

Sprung a 40-1 surprise when winning a Carlisle maiden (2m1f, good to soft; first time tongue-tie) last February; struggled since and continues to fall in the weights; back in trip for first start since wind surgery.

16/1

4th

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Hallwood

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Mark Rimell

Lightly raced 7yo who caused 40-1 surprise when making all to win Carlisle maiden (2m1f, good to soft) by 12l last February; struggled on seasonal/handicap debut in December, though, and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

20/1

Form: 9-238

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Bought for £380,000 after winning an Irish point last November; placed in first two hurdle runs (2m/2m3f) this autumn but he didn't find a great deal after travelling smoothly on his handicap debut at Cheltenham (eighth of 17); last month; still early days and this is a drop back in grade but he needs more improvement; stablemate of Rocco Royale.

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2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

Brook Bay

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Placed twice over hurdles in the autumn (2m/2m3f) and wasn't beaten far when eighth of 17 on subsequent handicap debut at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft); not seen since running as though something was a amiss in December but will be on the premises if all is well here.

11/2

0

9

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Brook Bay

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Bought for £380,000 after winning an Irish point last November; placed in first two hurdle runs (2m/2m3f) this autumn but he didn't find a great deal after travelling smoothly on his handicap debut at Cheltenham (eighth of 17); last month; still early days and this is a drop back in grade but he needs more improvement; stablemate of Rocco Royale.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £350.00
Straight Forecast £236.60
Tricast £730.20
Trifecta £1206.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Kansas Du Berlais

SPOTLIGHT:

Rocco Royale

Telegraph:

Colonial Empire

TOPSPEED:

Brook Bay

LAMBOURN:

Joker De Mai

WEST COUNTRY:

Rocco Royale

Daily Mirror:

Rocco Royale

POSTDATA:

Kansas Du Berlais

D Express:

Kansas Du Berlais

The Star:

Brook Bay

The Guardian:

Colonial Empire

Daily Mail:

Colonial Empire