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12:30 Doncaster

Good To Soft

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 3m 0f 84y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Howarth Timber & Building Supplies Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: -2118P D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

He's well treated on chase form this May/June and perhaps he needed the run at Ludlow last month (pulled up); however, he has to leave that performance miles behind and all of his best efforts have come over fences.

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1st

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Jaytee

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ian Williams

made all

6/1

2nd

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Jaytee

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

Pulled up over fences at Ludlow last month but left that run miles behind when exploiting lower hurdle mark over this C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago; also effective on soft ground; having gone up 5lb he remains well treated on this year's best chase form and holds leading claims.

8/13

1st

2

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:30 Doncaster

Jaytee

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

He's well treated on chase form this May/June and perhaps he needed the run at Ludlow last month (pulled up); however, he has to leave that performance miles behind and all of his best efforts have come over fences.

12/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 264-31 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Beat only two rivals to get off the mark under rules at Southwell (3m, heavy) last month but he did it nicely and is unexposed over staying trips; remains on a competitive mark up 3lb and he's also effective on good/good to soft; could be thereabouts.

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2nd

2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:42 Wincanton

Stratton Oakmont

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Beat only two rivals when off the mark under rules at Southwell (3m, heavy) in November but did it nicely and he's since been a good second in 3m handicaps at Doncaster (good to soft) and Wetherby (soft; beaten a neck); raised another 3lb but major claims.

4/1

2nd

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 4

13:40 Wetherby

Stratton Oakmont

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Kayley Woollacott

Beat only two rivals when off the mark under rules at Southwell (3m, heavy) in November but did it nicely and he's since been a good second at Doncaster (3m, good to soft); today's return to deeper ground could be in his favour and he's firmly in calculations.

6/1

Form: 8/250-

Last run: 311 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Well beaten last winter on final two novice runs for Paul Nicholls, having previously made a promising hurdle debut at Taunton (2m3f, good); however, he returns having had wind surgery and interesting on handicap debut.

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3

8th Feb 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:25 Huntingdon

Urban Soldier

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

0-4 for Paul Nicholls then had wind surgery; solid third in Doncaster handicap (good to soft; form has substance) upped to 3m on debut for new stable; should build on that encouraging effort; respected off same mark.

9/4

3rd

7

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:30 Doncaster

Urban Soldier

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Well beaten last winter on final two novice runs for Paul Nicholls, having previously made a promising hurdle debut at Taunton (2m3f, good); however, he returns having had wind surgery and interesting on handicap debut.

4/1

10th

12

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:00 Taunton

Urban Soldier

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Fair second of seven over C&D (good) on hurdle debut in November and an each-way case can be made on that form; however, he has to jump better than when well beaten over C&D (good) last time.

11/1

Form: 76-314 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Good-ground bumper winner who won at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in October on his second handicap start; ran in snatches when fair fourth at Kelso (3m2f, soft) last time and perhaps he'll be sharper now in cheekpieces; respected.

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2nd

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Jem In Em

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

midfield

7/1

4th

3

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:30 Doncaster

Jem In Em

11st 7lb

J: Conner McCann

T: Lucinda Russell

Good-ground bumper winner who won at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in October on his second handicap start; ran in snatches when fair fourth at Kelso (3m2f, soft) last time and perhaps he'll be sharper now in cheekpieces; respected.

4/1

Form: -31313 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

His form dipped at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) three weeks ago but he was running well previously, posting wins at Newton Abbot (3m2f, heavy) and Wincanton (3m, good); no surprise if he bounces back with a big performance.

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3rd

7

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Ben Lilly

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

midfield

12/1

25/1

Form: 420-P5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Went close over C&D (good) in February and is now 2lb lower; has struggled on his three starts since but the last two have been over fences and he's not a forlorn hope now back over hurdles.

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0

1

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Lepashe

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

Well handicapped on hurdle form as recent as last February but he struggled in the autumn on his first two chase starts and wasn't at his best back over hurdles last month; needs to raise his game in first-time headgear.

16/1

6th

5

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:30 Doncaster

Lepashe

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

Went close over C&D (good) in February and is now 2lb lower; has struggled on his three starts since but the last two have been over fences and he's not a forlorn hope now back over hurdles.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6222/

Last run: 605 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

5yo who was runner-up on final three French starts in 2021-22 (2m1f/2m2f, very soft); he's an interesting contender but makes his British debut after a long absence (has had wind op since last seen) and he's taking a sizeable step up in trip; others come with fewer risks attached.

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7th

1

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:30 Doncaster

Inedit De Mee

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

5yo who was runner-up on final three French starts in 2021-22 (2m1f/2m2f, very soft); he's an interesting contender but makes his British debut after a long absence (has had wind op since last seen) and he's taking a sizeable step up in trip; others come with fewer risks attached.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £268.00
Straight Forecast £259.40
Trifecta £1034.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Stratton Oakmont

SPOTLIGHT:

Urban Soldier

RP RATINGS:

Jem In Em

Daily Mirror:

Ben Lilly

The Times:

Jem In Em

Telegraph:

Urban Soldier

Daily Mail:

Urban Soldier

The Star:

Urban Soldier

WEST COUNTRY:

Stratton Oakmont

The Guardian:

Stratton Oakmont

D Express:

Stratton Oakmont

The Sun:

Stratton Oakmont

Daily Record:

Stratton Oakmont