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Ladbrokes Get Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £11618.2
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Ladbrokes Get Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.80

Form: /153-5

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish hurdler who won a maiden at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) last October on first run for Dr Newland; ran creditably on his two starts later last term and his debut for another new yard at the start of this month was an impossible task in Grade 2 (wore hood and first-time cheekpieces, retained today); this return to a handicap also demands a career best, though.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Mahons Glory

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Patrick Neville

Ex-Irish hurdler who won a maiden at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) last October on first run for Dr Newland; ran creditably on his two starts later last term and his debut for another new yard at the start of this month was an impossible task in Grade 2 (wore hood and first-time cheekpieces, retained today); this return to a handicap also demands a career best, though.

14/1

5th

5

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Mahons Glory

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Patrick Neville

Ex-Irish hurdler who showed fairly useful form, including reappearance win, last term for Richard Newland; however, he's bottom of this pack on ratings; new headgear combination on first run for Patrick Neville.

66/1

3rd

4

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

15:00 Kelso

Mahons Glory

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Ex-Irish 7yo who showed improved form to win on his stable debut in a maiden hurdle at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) last October; made eyecatching headway before fading in 3m Grade 2 novice at Doncaster (3m, good) last time and he's an interesting contender now back down in trip in a handicap.

7/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 73-13 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to the high-class jumper Charbel; promise in bumpers and won his hurdles debut at Plumpton in November, drawing clear in impressive fashion; while not living up to his stable's recent exalted winners of a good novice event at Newbury (also 2m4f on good to soft) four weeks later, he did show improved form in 2l third of 12 and any further progress would make this look an attractive mark for handicap debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Emailandy

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

led

11/10

2nd

6

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Emailandy

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Half-brother to the high-class jumper Charbel; promise in bumpers and won his hurdles debut at Plumpton in November, drawing clear in impressive fashion; while not living up to his stable's recent exalted winners of a good novice event at Newbury (also 2m4f on good to soft) four weeks later, he did show improved form in 2l third of 12 and any further progress would make this look an attractive mark for handicap debut.

3/1

3rd

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

13:05 Newbury

Emailandy

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Half-brother to the high-class jumper Charbel; showed some promise in bumpers and made a winning start over hurdles at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft; 7-1) four weeks ago, drawing clear in impressive fashion; Paul Nicholls has taken the last three runnings of this contest with subsequent Grade 1 winners Bravemansgame, Stage Star and Stay Away Fay; leading contender.

5/1

Form: 5-2252

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in three of his five races, all at about 2m over hurdles; did much his best work at the finish for his last two seconds (Chepstow and Lingfield) and also ran creditably when fifth of 17 in handicap at Cheltenham in between; all those three best efforts were on good to soft; it looks like he's been crying out for a step up in trip, which he gets today, so he's one for the shortlist.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:10 Sandown

Artistic Endeavour

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Kept finding when again runner-up in a 2m handicap at Lingfield (good to soft) but didn't improve for going further at Kempton (2m5f, good); still looks a winner waiting to happen (runner-up in three of his six runs) and he's unexposed on this ground.

14/1

3rd

10

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Artistic Endeavour

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Runner-up in three of his five races, all at about 2m over hurdles; did much his best work at the finish for his last two seconds (Chepstow and Lingfield) and also ran creditably when fifth of 17 in handicap at Cheltenham in between; all those three best efforts were on good to soft; it looks like he's been crying out for a step up in trip, which he gets today, so he's one for the shortlist.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1F17-5 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Three wins during last season's highly progressive campaign, the last of them in fine style over C&D (good) in February; won on the Flat (2m, heavy) in May and might have needed the run when well beaten over just 1m7f at Ascot on jumps reappearance last month; 9lb higher mark than February seems to demand further improvement but he needs respect back here.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Fell four out in the Lanzarote over C&D six weeks ago; comfortably held in his completed starts this term; won this race in emphatic style last year (off 7lb lower) and has a good chance if back in similar form.

9/2

0

5

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

on well over C&D (good) last February but needs to prove he can cope with this higher mark and better grade; only a modest fourth here on Boxing Day; early faller in this race last year.

12/1

4th

1

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Three wins during last season's highly progressive campaign, the last of them in fine style over C&D (good) in February; won on the Flat (2m, heavy) in May and might have needed the run when well beaten over just 1m7f at Ascot on jumps reappearance last month; 9lb higher mark than February seems to demand further improvement but he needs respect back here.

6/1

Form: 11-470 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Completed a notable hat-trick this February/April (3m4f-4m1f, good/good to soft) in the Eider, the Scottish National and the bet365 Gold Cup; hasn't shone over hurdles this term or in top 3m2f handicap chase at Newbury latest (back in headgear, which is now discarded); best watched for now.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Kittys Light

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Completed a notable hat-trick this February/April (3m4f-4m1f, good/good to soft) in the Eider, the Scottish National and the bet365 Gold Cup; hasn't shone over hurdles this term or in top 3m2f handicap chase at Newbury latest (back in headgear, which is now discarded); best watched for now.

33/1

13th

13

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Kittys Light

10st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

held up in rear

16/1

7th

5

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Kempton

Kittys Light

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Ended last season with remarkable hat-trick of wins in major staying handicap chases; never really looked dangerous when keeping on from the rear for modest fourth over hurdles at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) last month, though, and needs that run to have brought him on.

14/1

Form: 2/3146

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

759 days off before this season; won easily at Chepstow (2m, heavy) on second run back, followed by a fair fourth at Ascot (1m7f, soft) but he weakened badly late on over 2m4f on heavy at Aintree 17 days ago; while he had 2m4f form on good ground in 2021, others have more solid achievements at this sort of trip.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 208y

Class 4

15:40 Hereford

Chance A Tune

11st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Acts on heavy; below best switched to fences at Ludlow (2m; behind Abingworth) last time but may improve with that experience under his belt; bred to make a chaser and looks nicely treated on hurdles form.

9/2

Form: 11/3-1 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Promising efforts in 2021 included a C&D maiden win (good); absent 629 days prior to a fair third behind Mark Of Gold over C&D in February and back to his best when winning at Taunton (2m3f, good) late last month by 8l; today's 9lb higher mark demands more but he travelled much the best last time and ran on strongly, so may well be about to scale greater heights.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

2

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Will Carver

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Promising efforts in 2021 included a C&D maiden win (good); absent 629 days prior to a fair third behind Mark Of Gold over C&D in February and back to his best when winning at Taunton (2m3f, good) late last month by 8l; today's 9lb higher mark demands more but he travelled much the best last time and ran on strongly, so may well be about to scale greater heights.

100/30

1st

1

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:00 Taunton

Will Carver

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders

13/8

3rd

2

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Kempton

Will Carver

11st 11lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Irish maiden point winner; last four runs were as a novice hurdler with easy odds-on wins in small fields on good ground over C&D and at Perth; tongue tied in the latter and on this first appearance for 629 days; has had ligament problems; market strength needs a close look because he appears to be on a highly competitive mark if he's tuned up for this return.

7/1

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Non-runners

Bear Ghylls, Pounding Poet, Classic Lord

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Payout
Exacta £423.00
Straight Forecast £359.60
Tricast £1532.80
Trifecta £2149.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Will Carver

WEST COUNTRY:

Emailandy

TOPSPEED:

Classic Lord

D Express:

Bear Ghylls

The Times:

Emailandy

Daily Mail:

Emailandy

Daily Record:

Emailandy

The Guardian:

Classic Lord

The Star:

Classic Lord

RP RATINGS:

Will Carver

POSTDATA:

Will Carver

LAMBOURN:

Will Carver

Telegraph:

Will Carver

Daily Mirror:

Will Carver