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14:45 Wincanton

Soft

Yarlington Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6495.63
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Yarlington Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4712-5

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won Taunton novice (2m, good to soft) in March and confirmed that improvement when second there (2m, good to soft) in April; shaped on last month's handicap and seasonal debut at Sandown (2m, soft) as though he may have needed the run, and this unexposed 6yo could be a contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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19th

12

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Aurigny Mill

11st 6lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Bids for a hat-trick, having recorded ready wins at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) and Kempton (2m, good to soft) the last twice; improving sort who has possibilities despite going up in grade off a sterner mark.

14/1

1st

9

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Aurigny Mill

10st 11lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Victor Dartnall

held up in last, good headway and pressed leader when not fluent 2 out, led approaching last, soon clear, readily

9/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 49-863 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won three times here (1m7f/2m4f, soft-good) last year; below par over C&D on first two runs this season but back on song when third at Taunton last time and could have a part to play.

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1st

2

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

No No Tonic

11st 13lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Mark Gillard

prominent

14/1

5th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Kempton

No No Tonic

11st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Mark Gillard

Veteran who has done her winning at Wincanton; form dipped there on Boxing Day, following two placed efforts; first run at Kempton and isn't the percentage call.

14/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 3-2351 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Built upon his previous promise when winning under Olive Nicholls over C&D (soft) last month; did it with something to spare and this unexposed 4yo could take a 5lb rise in his stride.

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0

7

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Him Malaya

11st 8lb

J: Bdr Jody Sole

T: Paul Nicholls

Had a bit in hand when winning over 1m7f soft at Wincanton in November and wasn't disgraced when upped to a Class 3 back there (heavy); Jody Sole has won this twice in recent seasons.

11/4

3rd

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Him Malaya

11st 1lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, disputed lead, raced in second from 2nd, not fluent 4th

9/4

1st

1

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Him Malaya

12st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent

7/2

Form: 1P-P16 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Two-time C&D winner who scored in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Lingfield (2m, soft) last month; drops back down in grade today after contesting a warm handicap at Newbury ten days ago, but he was tailed off and isn't easy to fancy on the back of that.

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3rd

3

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Celtic Art

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

raced in second, pressed leader 4 out, switched right before 2 out, soon lost second, kept on run-in

11/4

3rd

8

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Celtic Art

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Only 1lb higher than for his Lingfield win in November (2m, soft; first-time cheekpieces); below par since then and didn't look at home on the heavy ground at Wincanton last time.

14/1

Form: P2115/

Last run: 602 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Absent since April 2022 (changed hands for 10,000euros this January) but he won two in a row over hurdles/fences in France in March 2022 (both on testing ground) and makes his British debut with his new trainer's horses running well; watch the betting.

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1st

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:18 Chepstow

Prince Quali

10st 8lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Four-time winner when trained in France and came good in Britain at fourth attempt, keeping on well to fend off late challenge from Dr T J Eckleburg in similar race to this over C&D (heavy) in February; subsequent 4lb rise ought to be manageable; obvious contender.

9/4

1st

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

15:43 Chepstow

Prince Quali

10st 7lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

prominent, pushed along before 5 out, ridden to lead before 4 out, went clear after 2 out, reduced lead last, kept on well run-in

7/2

2nd

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Prince Quali

11st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Four French wins in the mud over hurdles and fences at up to 2m2f; off the scene for 20 months and needed his hurdle return for new yard in December but he came on plenty for it when pressing a well-treated one hard back over fences at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) last month; good claims if no ill effects for leaving off regular hood.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 56P9-2 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

9yo who isn't the force of old but he's dropped down the weights and was a close second of five off this mark under Gearoid Harney at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) last month; every chance he'll be in the mix once more.

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3rd

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Sizing Pottsie

11st 10lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Smart chaser in his prime; on the downgrade now and has rather mixed record over hurdles this season but lurks on a very tempting mark and ought to handle today's ground well; will be very dangerous if perked up by first-time blinkers.

7/1

7th

4

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Sizing Pottsie

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

2022 Grade 2 chase winner when trained by Jessica Harrington; close second of five under Gearoid Harney at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in November when returning from wind surgery, but that's been followed by three lesser efforts; rarely seen over this far.

33/1

4th

3

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:20 Sandown

Sizing Pottsie

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

2022 Grade 2 chase winner when trained by Jessica Harrington; close second of five under Gearoid Harney at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in November when returning from wind surgery; followed that with a poor show but made a partial revival at Leicester on latest outing, albeit held by Made For You.

5/1

Form: 310-35 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

4yo who won two novice hurdles last season; hasn't run badly this autumn in two handicaps (2m, heavy/soft) but he has to raise his game today.

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4th

6

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Despereaux

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

towards rear but in touch with leaders

10/1

3rd

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Despereaux

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won two novice hurdles last season; ran moderately last time but not disgraced in two handicaps previously; perhaps a better horse on goodish ground, so could do with conditions drying out.

9/1

Form: 32-051 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won at Hereford (2m3f, good) recently on second start back from a break; on that latest evidence this drop back in trip isn't an obvious plus but he went close over 2m at Taunton (soft) in April; entitled to respect.

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3rd

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Great Ocean

11st 7lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a soft-ground maiden here in 2022 and a handicap at Hereford (2m3f, good; under Joe Anderson) last November; heavy ground may have been too much here on penultimate start but he also needs to perform better than at Market Rasen last time.

16/1

6th

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

15:32 Market Rasen

Great Ocean

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Won at Hereford (2m3f, good) last month and heavy ground may have been too much at Wincanton a fortnight ago; effective on soft; not ruled out.

9/1

8th

7

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Great Ocean

11st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

disputed lead, lost position but in touch with leaders from 2nd

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £355.00
Straight Forecast £375.20
Tricast £949.30
Trifecta £1371.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Him Malaya

The Sun:

Sizing Pottsie

RP RATINGS:

Him Malaya

TOPSPEED:

Him Malaya

POSTDATA:

Him Malaya

WEST COUNTRY:

Him Malaya

The Times:

Him Malaya

Telegraph:

Him Malaya

The Guardian:

Him Malaya

Daily Mail:

Him Malaya

D Express:

Him Malaya

Daily Mirror:

Him Malaya

The Star:

Him Malaya

Daily Record:

Him Malaya