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14:38 Wincanton

Good To Soft

Steel Beams Steelbeams.Online Boxing Day Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Steel Beams Steelbeams.Online Boxing Day Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 150-9 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Hurdle/Flat winner when trained in Ireland; shaped with considerably more promise than eventual 17l defeat might suggest when ninth on last month's stable debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) and should be fine on the slower ground here; one to consider.

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14

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Black Hawk Eagle

10st 11lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Ex-Irish 6yo who won at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day on second start for Kerry Lee and followed up at Hereford (2m, good to soft); this is hotter but the form of the Wincanton race has worked out well and he did it readily last time; could continue to improve for this yard.

5/1

1st

4

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Black Hawk Eagle

11st 3lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Won maiden hurdle in Ireland in late 2022 and quite a promising Flat stayer subsequently (best RPR 83); useful effort on second start for new yard at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day when beating a good subsequent winner; 5lb higher mark shouldn't be beyond him.

5/2

1st

2

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Black Hawk Eagle

12st 1lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Hurdle/Flat winner when trained in Ireland; shaped with considerably more promise than eventual 17l defeat might suggest when ninth on last month's stable debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) and should be fine on the slower ground here; one to consider.

12/1

Form: 132-34 D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage filly who was creditable third on last month's seasonal/handicap debut at Hereford (2m, good); reportedly not suited by the idiosyncratic track when below that form at Fakenham a fortnight later and remains very much of interest.

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1st

1

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Kempton

Georgi Girl

12st 0lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

In-form mare who easily justified favouritism at Sandown (2m, soft; off 10lb lower) two weeks ago; still has low mileage and could well improve further; respected.

2/1

1st

6

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Georgi Girl

11st 9lb

J: Maj Charlie O’Shea

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

0-5 since her winning debut but only blip came around the quirky Fakenham two runs back; went down only narrowly last time at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) and she seems a willing mare; 3lb higher; has a bit to prove on this softer ground.

5/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -22524 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Second in this race last year (good to soft) and looked as good as ever when filling same position at Kempton (2m, good) last month; didn't run badly on very testing ground a fortnight ago; probably won't be far away.

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5th

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

John Betjeman

12st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Returns to a better trip having been stretched by 2m4f last time and he was beaten only 4l the run before; could have some say but he finds winning difficult (3-59).

16/1

8th

3

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

John Betjeman

11st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

His six runs at this track have yielded four seconds and a last-time-out third; however, all those were over 1m7f, he's hardly ever raced beyond even 2m1f and never over this far, in an extensive career.

12/1

3rd

1

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

John Betjeman

12st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Mark Gillard

Second in this race last year (good to soft) and looked as good as ever when filling same position at Kempton (2m, good) last month; didn't run badly on very testing ground a fortnight ago; probably won't be far away.

8/1

Form: 784-U2

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner; 0-5 over hurdles but returned from five-month break with good second at Taunton (2m, good to soft) 12 days ago and could still have a bigger run in him in this sphere; respected.

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4th

7

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Kings Castle

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Dual Flat winner; 0-5 over hurdles but returned from five-month break with good second at Taunton (2m, good to soft) 12 days ago and could still have a bigger run in him in this sphere; respected.

6/1

2nd

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

11:45 Taunton

Kings Castle

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Fair Flat-racer; seemed to be getting his act together over hurdles when fourth in C&D (good) novice in February but unseated rider on handicap debut in May and has been absent since a very poor Flat run in July.

14/1

Form: 5-9222

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Prolific winner in Jersey (mainly on the Flat) who has finished second on his last three hurdling starts, most recently at Hereford (2m3f, good) last month; more exposed than some of these, though, and today's slower ground may not be ideal.

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5th

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Man Of The Sea

11st 7lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Prolific winner in Jersey (mainly on the Flat) who has finished second on his last three hurdling starts, most recently at Hereford (2m3f, good) last month; more exposed than some of these, though, and today's slower ground may not be ideal.

5/1

2nd

5

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

Man Of The Sea

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

Nine-time Flat winner who is 3-11 over hurdles and was a creditable second back in this sphere at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) in September; ideally suited by good or quicker ground and he should go well again after a short break.

11/4

2nd

3

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:05 Market Rasen

Man Of The Sea

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

raced in second, led 3 out, headed approaching last, kept on

4/1

Form: 117-P5 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Struck form and won twice over C&D in February/March (maiden/handicap) but has gone off the boil again; others have more persuasive profiles.

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4

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Universal Secret

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Helen Nelmes

Won a maiden (good) and a handicap (good to soft) over 1m7f here last year but hasn't offered a great deal in his last four outings; others safer.

14/1

6th

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Universal Secret

11st 3lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Helen Nelmes

Struck form and won twice over C&D in February/March (maiden/handicap) but has gone off the boil again; others have more persuasive profiles.

33/1

5th

10

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:38 Exeter

Universal Secret

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Helen Nelmes

visibility reduced by fog, prominent

20/1

Form: /239-0

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in first two handicaps, the latter his seasonal/stable debut in October (2m3f) but he had some excuses that day and is not written off just yet.

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7th

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Taunton

Sarsen

11st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 3rd

12/1

7th

8

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Sarsen

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Anthony Honeyball

Soundly beaten in first two handicaps, the latter his seasonal/stable debut in October (2m3f) but he had some excuses that day and is not written off just yet.

14/1

Form: 34

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Stayed on for third behind two next-time-out winners in C&D maiden (soft) on rules debut in October and also displayed significant promise when fourth at Cheltenham (2m, soft) last month; open to improvement in handicaps; no surprise if he features.

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4

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:42 Wincanton

Ticking Tom Bomb

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Joe Tizzard

Showed some ability in soft-ground maidens over 1m7f/2m at this track and Cheltenham; flopped when favourite on handicap debut here (1m7f) on Boxing Day; there's been a big rethink on his trip and it will be interesting to see if his backers return.

8/1

0

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Ticking Tom Bomb

11st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Stayed on for third behind two next-time-out winners in C&D maiden (soft) on rules debut in October and also displayed significant promise when fourth at Cheltenham (2m, soft) last month; open to improvement in handicaps; no surprise if he features.

4/1

4th

7

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

13:10 Cheltenham

Ticking Tom Bomb

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Left his point form behind when third of 15 at 40-1 on rules debut in maiden hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) three weeks ago; open to improvement for in-form yard but others have achieved considerably more.

40/1

Form: 8122-1 D

Last run: 226 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Took form to new level when scoring at Plumpton (2m, good) in May and is now 2-10 over hurdles; has scope for further progress but returns from 226-day absence in a competitive race.

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2nd

10

29th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:20 Plumpton

Glance At Me

11st 1lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

midfield

9/1

0

10

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Glance At Me

10st 5lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

Took form to new level when scoring at Plumpton (2m, good) in May and is now 2-10 over hurdles; has scope for further progress but returns from 226-day absence in a competitive race.

9/2

Form: 623P90

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

No significant promise in three maiden/novice hurdles in the autumn (twice over C&D) and 6lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut; worth a glance in the betting but significant improvement is needed.

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0

11

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Theweddingcanwait

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Syd Hosie

No significant promise in three maiden/novice hurdles in the autumn (twice over C&D) and 6lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut; worth a glance in the betting but significant improvement is needed.

33/1

13th

17

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Theweddingcanwait

10st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Syd Hosie

Runner-up/third in two good-ground bumpers in the summer but unable to transfer that ability to her two attempts over hurdles.

66/1

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Non-runners

Ventara

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Payout
Exacta £428.00
Straight Forecast £388.20
Tricast £2173.50
Trifecta £920.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Glance At Me

WEST COUNTRY:

Georgi Girl

SPOTLIGHT:

Black Hawk Eagle

POSTDATA:

Man Of The Sea

The Star:

Ventara

RP RATINGS:

Universal Secret

D Express:

Ticking Tom Bomb

Daily Mail:

Georgi Girl

The Guardian:

Glance At Me

The Sun:

Glance At Me

The Times:

Black Hawk Eagle

Daily Mirror:

Man Of The Sea