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Higher Ashton Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £2983.76
  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Higher Ashton Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.80
  • Place: £3.30

Form: P477-P

Last run: 187 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Often used to lead; one win (March 2021) from 16 races over hurdles, plus two defeats as a chaser; had wind surgery before pulled up lame in June when last seen; runner-up here (2m5f) last November after a similar layoff and she's 15lb lower today, so a case can be made.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:45 Taunton

Sindabella

11st 0lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Conditions were soft when a comfortable winner at Exeter in December and ran well back there next time; still on a competitive mark but does have to rebound after a modest run at Leicester and there are question marks against her on heavy.

16/1

9th

7

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Sindabella

10st 9lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

led

7/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 857/55 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

0-3 in bumpers and 0-5 over hurdles; prominent until late on when fifth this autumn in large-field handicaps over C&D (good) and Taunton (2m, good to soft; favourite); hooded on two of last three starts but not today; needs to find a bit extra.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Merry Monty

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Ten-race maiden; runner-up over hurdles at Exeter (2m2f, soft) in December and finished strongly to fill same position on last month's chasing debut there (2m3f, heavy); may not be suited by the faster ground here, though, and others appeal more.

11/4

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 770-P6

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Appeared to show improved form when staying-on sixth of 13 in novice here (2m, good to soft) last month after his summer break, a 38l defeat at 300-1 but it entitles him to a second look on his return to a handicap (his third) in this weak field.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Wellwillya

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

0-7 over hurdles; stayed on for third off lowly mark in Exeter handicap (2m2f, soft) last month but that piece of form does little to advertise his claims at this level.

50/1

3rd

12

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Wellwillya

10st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Helen Nelmes

Appeared to show improved form when staying-on sixth of 13 in novice here (2m, good to soft) last month after his summer break, a 38l defeat at 300-1 but it entitles him to a second look on his return to a handicap (his third) in this weak field.

10/1

4/1

Form: 60-P62

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Fit from the Flat before going back over hurdles on last two starts and his second of nine in novice handicap at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) on latest was the first time he's been competitive in this sphere; considered.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

13

(1)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Daany

9st 3lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Joe Tickle

Two Flat wins (1m) in 2021; belatedly scored again in handicap hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) last month but he was disappointing at Ffos Las last time; returns to the Flat off a dangerous mark but he's not easy to predict and others are more persuasive.

12/1

7th

4

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Daany

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

led, slowed tempo 4th

11/2

2nd

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:30 Wincanton

Daany

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

took keen hold, led, hit 5th, headed when hampered last, soon no extra

11/2

33/1

Form: 95-P70

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Tongue tied on last two starts and cheekpieces were fitted for handicap debut on latest (possibly stretched by 2m4f, on soft) but he still has not made a significant impact; 3lb out of the handicap.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

12

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:37 Hereford

Starvidov

10st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Lightly raced; only 11-2 for his second run in a handicap at Exeter (2m2f, soft) but was beaten 22l in the end; stamina to prove over this far and he's 5lb out of the weights.

20/1

5th

14

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Starvidov

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Tongue tied on last two starts and cheekpieces were fitted for handicap debut on latest (possibly stretched by 2m4f, on soft) but he still has not made a significant impact; 3lb out of the handicap.

33/1

Form: 3P740- C

Last run: 236 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

11yo who is just 1-32 in career, with that win over hurdles here (near 2m6f, heavy) in January 2022; gave only two echoes of that form in his eight starts since and he's been off since April, so does not look the percentage call despite being 9lb below that one winning mark.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Bellamys Grey

10st 2lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Carroll Gray

Fair second here (2m4f, good to soft) four weeks ago but this inconsistent 12yo has a poor strike-rate and is 6lb out of the handicap today; others are more compelling.

25/1

2nd

11

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Bellamys Grey

10st 2lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Carroll Gray

Veteran with a poor strike-rate and finished tailed off after a break at Exeter; opposable from 5lb out of the weights.

25/1

Form: 642/P8

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden; runner-up twice here in the 2021-22 campaign; missed last season and latest start (66-1 here) was only a minor step back in the right direction; 2lb out of the handicap.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:20 Fontwell

Miss Harriett

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Polly Gundry

raced wide, took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from 4 out

33/1

7th

13

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Miss Harriett

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Polly Gundry

Longstanding maiden; runner-up twice here in the 2021-22 campaign; missed last season and latest start (66-1 here) was only a minor step back in the right direction; 2lb out of the handicap.

25/1

Form: 76/60- C

Last run: 246 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Had two long layoffs in recent seasons and there's hardly been an echo of his old form; way down the weights.

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Verdict Starting price

12th

11

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

16:15 Exeter

Saintemilion

10st 10lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

C&D winner in 2019 but he hasn't been in much form since returning from two years off last March.

66/1

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:20 Exeter

Saintemilion

11st 1lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

Has not seen much action in recent years and he returned from another absence with two heavy defeats here (hurdle/chase) last month; mark is tumbling but he's well into the veteran stage now and has plenty to prove.

33/1

6th

1

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:55 Exeter

Saintemilion

12st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

Had two long layoffs in recent years and there's hardly been an echo of his old form; way down the weights but his last win was in 2019 and he has plenty to prove on this return to chasing.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 32P-7P

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Ex-French maiden who has not shown anything like enough in his three starts in Britain, all handicaps; blinkered three times in France and now tries cheekpieces.

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0

1

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Loukarak

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ex-French maiden who has not shown anything like enough in his three starts in Britain, all handicaps; blinkered three times in France and now tries cheekpieces.

14/1

9

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Loukarak

11st 5lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

in rear, lost touch after 4 out, pulled up 3 out

33/1

Form: P14-P4 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent but he won twice when ridden prominently on soft ground early this year and was not disgraced when front-running under Ella Herbison at Plumpton on latest outing, his second following wind surgery; considered.

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0

2

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Bert Wilson

11st 10lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Inconsistent but he won twice when ridden prominently on soft ground early this year and was not disgraced when front-running under Ella Herbison at Plumpton on latest outing, his second following wind surgery; considered.

13/2

Form: 30-76 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Fair 1m4f AW Flat winner; not so hot over hurdles, admittedly after just four attempts and his handicap hurdle debut three weeks ago was the best of that form, but he managed just sixth of nine when favourite that day at Wincanton (1m7f, soft); wears headgear and tongue-tie both first time.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(4)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Tidal Storm

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Harry Derham

Sole win came over C&D when 1lb higher and with Ed Walker; unable to get competitive in three hurdle races for this trainer; drops 4lb for his return to this code; blinkers go on; plenty to prove at present.

9/1

0

3

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Tidal Storm

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Fair 1m4f AW Flat winner; not so hot over hurdles, admittedly after just four attempts and his handicap hurdle debut three weeks ago was the best of that form, but he managed just sixth of nine when favourite that day at Wincanton (1m7f, soft); wears headgear and tongue-tie both first time.

3/1

6th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Tidal Storm

11st 6lb

J: Mr Rupert Wilks

T: Harry Derham

in rear

3/1

Form: 61/0P- CD

Last run: 306 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won a small-field novice hurdle on fast ground over C&D in October 2021; off 445 days before failing to spark last winter, including with his jumping; dropped a total of 12lb as a result of those two runs.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

14

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Battle March

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

in touch with leaders, slow jump 1st, not fluent 3 out

66/1

0

5

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Battle March

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Won a small-field novice hurdle on fast ground over C&D in October 2021; off 445 days before failing to spark last winter, including with his jumping; dropped a total of 12lb as a result of those two runs.

33/1

Form: /P8P-P

Last run: 218 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Minor form, including in four handicaps at up to 3m; tongue tied last time (May) and had wind surgery soon afterwards.

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0

11

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Champs Hill

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Minor form, including in four handicaps at up to 3m; tongue tied last time (May) and had wind surgery soon afterwards.

25/1

10

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:45 Ffos Las

Champs Hill

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Minor form so far, including in three handicaps at up to 2m5f; first-time tongue-tie has a big job to do; 7lb out of the weights.

33/1

12

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Champs Hill

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, ridden after 6th, soon dropped to last, pulled up before 7th

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £325.00
Straight Forecast £270.50
Tricast £1011.90
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Selections

Telegraph:

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RP RATINGS:

Wellwillya

POSTDATA:

Tidal Storm

D Express:

Merry Monty

Daily Mirror:

Bert Wilson

SPOTLIGHT:

Sindabella

Daily Mail:

Daany

WEST COUNTRY:

Saintemilion

The Times:

Wellwillya

The Guardian:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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LAMBOURN:

Tidal Storm