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14:35 Haydock

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Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7710.26
  • 2m 2f 191y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

Form: 307-23

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Left behind by front pair when third in valuable Sandown handicap (2m, heavy) three weeks ago but that still goes down as a good effort and he remains lightly raced; moves up in trip here; leading contender.

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

1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Punta Del Este

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Last five runs have been on heavy so conditions were no excuse when running poorly the last twice, and was beaten too far out to blame 3m; Harry Skelton rides the yard's other one.

20/1

12th

7

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Punta Del Este

11st 6lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Impressed over 2m3f on heavy at Haydock but failed to dispel stamina doubts for this trip when a weakener over 3m there (heavy) the last time, having been raised 10lb; it could be that something came to light when his in-form trainer is evidently keen to go again over this far.

25/1

Form: 4-1374

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Five-time hurdle winner (three times on heavy ground); behind Punta Del Este when modest fourth in valuable Sandown handicap (2m, heavy) three weeks ago and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but will appreciate today's ease in grade.

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

2nd

4

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:35 Haydock

Thereisnodoubt

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, mistake 3rd

6/1

4th

8

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Thereisnodoubt

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Veteran who came up well short in similar event at Ascot five weeks ago and again looks highly vulnerable; has done all his winning off lower marks and in lower grades.

20/1

7th

8

4th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

15:15 Ascot

Thereisnodoubt

10st 10lb

J: Conner McCann

T: Lucinda Russell

midfield, hampered 1st, weakening when slightly hampered after 3 out

16/1

Form: 239-31

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Built upon encouraging seasonal debut when keeping on well to score under William Maggs at Market Rasen (2m, soft) this month; 3lb higher in a stronger race here, though, and the increased emphasis on stamina is not certain to suit.

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

11

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

Start In Front

10st 9lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won here (2m, soft) last season and back on the scoresheet at Market Rasen (2m, soft) in December; well beaten at Haydock (2m3f, heavy) last time and remains unproven at today's sort of trip, but perhaps the very testing ground was too much and this 5yo is not written off.

9/1

3rd

7

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:35 Haydock

Start In Front

10st 4lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

prominent, lost position 6th, dropped to rear after 7th

7/2

1st

3

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

11:55 Market Rasen

Start In Front

11st 7lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

Racing from out of the weights in an 0-140 was more the issue than the eight-month absence (has defied similar) at Wetherby latest (2m, heavy); player with easier grade, the ground and lower mark all positives.

11/4

Form: 4/131-

Last run: 306 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

2-3 over hurdles, with both wins gained in 2m novice races at Ayr (2m, soft/good to soft) last season; has fitness to prove after ten-month absence but could easily have improvement to come in handicaps.

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

5th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 3

14:02 Carlisle

Fortescue Wood

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 1st

8/1

4th

3

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:35 Haydock

Fortescue Wood

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 7th

4/1

1st

4

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Fortescue Wood

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

took keen hold, prominent, led 2nd, clear 4th, reduced lead 4 out, went well clear from 2 out, easily

5/1

Form: 97P-09

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Smart in his prime for Henry de Bromhead but has plummeted down the weights this year; tailed off over C&D on latest outing five weeks ago and needs a huge boost from the first-time cheekpieces today.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

22

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Jason The Militant

10st 4lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Capable of very useful form for Henry de Bromhead; however, record for current stable is far from convincing and latest defeat came in lower grade at Newcastle; hopes of revival are pinned on first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces worn the last twice).

100/1

5th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Jason The Militant

11st 13lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Continues to tumble down the weights and is one to watch in the betting, but hasn't been shaping as though he's about to halt the slide.

8/1

5th

2

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:35 Haydock

Jason The Militant

11st 11lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

led

20/1

Form: F60-63

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when third of six at Doncaster (2m3f, good) this month, after a break, and remains very well handicapped on some of last year's form but has become unreliable, and heavy ground is probably not ideal.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

15:07 Fakenham

Gaelik Coast

11st 10lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Hurdle and chase successes on ground ranging from good to soft; winner of one course start, over fences in 2020, and well handicapped on much of his form at about 2m4f; some way off his best on last two starts, though, and blinkers worn once last winter weren't much help.

5/1

5th

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Gaelik Coast

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Six rules wins divided between hurdles and fences; back hurdling the last twice, not beaten far when third of six at Doncaster (2m3f, good) and heavy ground was an excuse last time (has won on soft); very well handicapped on some of his form.

10/1

6th

5

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:35 Haydock

Gaelik Coast

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

held up in last, headway and in touch with leaders 6th

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: /32-44 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Mixes hurdling with chasing; ran poorly over fences here five weeks ago, having bled from the nose, but his seasonal debut (over hurdles) was very encouraging and conditions are very much in his favour today.

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

2

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Cheddleton

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Slow-ground specialist; no longer the force of old but first-time cheekpieces enabled him to exploit a reduced mark in four-runner chase at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; not sure to be in same mood here but remains well handicapped over hurdles.

8/1

1st

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:27 Newcastle

Cheddleton

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, headway 10th, went second 4 out, pressed leader 3 out, challenging when ridden last, led run-in, kept on well towards finish

9/2

0

1

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:35 Haydock

Cheddleton

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

took keen hold, prominent, lost position and dropped to rear after 7th

6/1

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Payout
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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Start In Front

SPOTLIGHT:

Punta Del Este

The Times:

Cheddleton

Daily Mail:

Fortescue Wood

THE NORTH:

Thereisnodoubt

POSTDATA:

Punta Del Este

D Express:

Punta Del Este

Daily Record:

Punta Del Este

TOPSPEED:

Start In Front

The Guardian:

Start In Front

Daily Mirror:

Start In Front

The Star:

Start In Front

Telegraph:

Cheddleton

The Sun:

Cheddleton