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tote.co.uk New Year New Me Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 1m 7f 124y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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tote.co.uk New Year New Me Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.40
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 4-242S CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Scored over C&D (good to soft) last February and largely consistent since; was in the process of running well when slipping up here (race won by Cuban Cigar) last time; should give his running.

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11th

7

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Scots Poet

11st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Consistent 8yo who wasn't overly pressed to win over slightly shorter here when last seen on New Year's Day (soft); 6lb rise sees him on a career-high mark but he's fine when fresh.

3/1

1st

11

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

13:45 Musselburgh

Scots Poet

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, headway and went third 3 out, led 2 out, ridden clear before last, kept on well run-in, comfortably

14/1

0

6

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

14:10 Musselburgh

Scots Poet

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Consistent type who won over C&D (good to soft) in February and was a good second over C&D (good to soft) three weeks ago; solid claims.

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 110-31 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won off this mark at Bangor (2m3f, soft) last month but beat only one rival and faces a stiffer assignment in this much deeper field; on the plus side, has good strike-rates (4-6 over hurdles; 2-3 at 2m).

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8th

7

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Ballygeary

10st 6lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Lightly raced 7yo; third off 1lb higher in a big field at Cheltenham (2m, good) in the autumn and he shaped better than the result suggests when seventh of 17 in the Morebattle at Kelso (2m, good to soft; short of room closing stages) four weeks ago; handles the mud; may have more to offer yet.

8/1

7th

18

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Ballygeary

10st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

C&D novice winner who beat Skycutter in a match at Bangor (2m3f, soft) in December and has run well in defeat at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft/good to soft) the last twice; he needs something extra today but he's lightly raced and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will help.

10/1

5th

8

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Ballygeary

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won a match at Bangor before finishing second of 11 over C&D (soft) on New Year's Day; that's probably as good as he is and Peter Kavanagh has been claiming 3lb this season; can give his running but might be vulnerable when it matters.

11/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 1214 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Maiden on Flat; 2-4 over hurdles, not disgraced in Listed grade most recently; won over C&D (good to soft) in November and has possibilities back here, provided she takes well to first-time visor.

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18

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Belle Of Annandale

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Yet to win on Flat (0-19; runner-up six times) but has taken well to hurdling, winning a Perth maiden and a novice contest at Musselburgh; unplaced on the Flat last time; little appeal from 4lb out of the handicap.

25/1

7th

1

(1)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Belle Of Annandale

9st 12lb

J: Kyle McHugh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Yet to win on Flat (0-19; runner-up six times) but has taken well to hurdling, winning maiden and novice contests at Perth and Musselburgh; reverts to the AW (0-2) after finishing a creditable third in a valuable handicap hurdle at Musselburgh (with visor fitted) on New Year's Day.

11/4

3rd

10

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

13:45 Musselburgh

Belle Of Annandale

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

prominent on inner, hit 5th, led narrowly 3 out

14/1

Form: 721311 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Trained in Ireland; successful in three British races (2m/2m3f, good to soft) since August, latest at Haydock; 2-3 in handicaps; progressing well and has to be feared despite another rise in weights.

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5th

3

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Park Annonciade

11st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Three wins, all on good to soft, this season, including over C&D; creditable sixth in a decent Musselburgh handicap last time (1m7f, good to soft); one with a chance.

9/4

6th

10

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Park Annonciade

10st 7lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Looked progressive in winning back-to-back handicaps at Ayr (2m) and Haydock (2m3f; again good to soft) before a well-held fourth over C&D on New Year's Day when behind Ballygeary; wasn't helped by an early mistake that day and he did run on well at the finish; possibilities.

8/1

4th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

13:45 Musselburgh

Park Annonciade

11st 9lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, lost position when bad mistake 2nd, towards rear after 6th

3/1

Form: 228/P2 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Clear signs of retaining ability in C&D event two weeks ago on second run back from lengthy layoff; however, now goes up two grades and faces a tougher task; record is only 1-14.

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1st

3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Cancan

11st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Yet to add to her C&D maiden win in 2021 but was placed on consecutive 1m7f starts at Musselburgh last month and is 1lb lower today; probably won't be far away.

3/1

3rd

2

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

16:50 Musselburgh

Cancan

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Just one win from her 16 starts but she's run some good races in defeat here, most recently third to Bashful over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago; could be thereabouts.

6/1

3rd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:35 Musselburgh

Cancan

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Returned in October from a long layoff and has been beaten 7l and about 11l in handicaps over C&D the last twice; needs to find a bit on those efforts and others are less exposed.

12/1

Form: 26-214 D BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery prior to opening his account at Kelso (2m, good to soft) on hurdles debut; refitted hood possibly contributed to his defeat over C&D since; now goes in tongue-tie; still unexposed.

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4th

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Slugger

10st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

held up in rear, pushed along briefly after 4th, outpaced before 3 out, lost ground and no chance before 2 out

8/1

5th

7

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Slugger

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Iain Jardine

Won a C&D novice in October (good to soft) and fair form on both runs since, last time finishing sixth after pulling hard in a Musselburgh handicap when wearing a tongue-tie for the first time (retained); hood now tried; considered each-way.

14/1

6th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

13:45 Musselburgh

Slugger

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 4th, struggling after 6th

14/1

Form: 5213 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Disappointing on British/hurdles debut; progressive in hood since, most recently third at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) on handicap debut; still looks well treated on German Flat form (dual Listed winner); big player, provided removal of headgear doesn't have negative effect.

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1st

1

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:15 Ffos Las

Panjari

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

travelled strongly, pressed leader, disputed lead 3rd, led narrowly 3 out, went clear run-in, easily

5/2

5th

1

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Panjari

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Took well to first-time cheekpieces at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft; scored easily) three weeks ago; now concedes 3lb all round in a better race but may have more to offer in the retained headgear.

6/1

1st

3

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:25 Musselburgh

Panjari

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

German Flat form (dual Listed winner) suggests he has come up a bit short as hurdler, despite Taunton win and his third in a handicap at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft); disappointing without headgear in a C&D handicap last time and, having worn a hood three times, now tries cheekpieces.

7/1

Form: 1U7-56 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Poor effort last time; however, has a respectable record at Musselburgh and returns here off only 1lb above last winning mark; runner-up in this race last year; can't rule out a big run.

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12th

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Collingham

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Won a Class 2 handicap here just over 12 months ago off 7lb higher but this season hasn't really got going and blinkers are now turned to.

20/1

10th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Collingham

11st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Bagged a good prize at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) 13 months ago and is now 4lb below that mark but is yet to hit top gear this season, albeit he wasn't beaten far when eighth on last month's return to Musselburgh.

14/1

8th

9

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Collingham

10st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Won for a second time here when taking this 12 months ago, off just 2lb higher but also with Charlie Maggs claiming 10lb; this season has been slow getting going and he could have run better back here last time.

12/1

Form: 12-241 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Has plenty of Musselburgh form, including creditable fourth in this race last year; regained the winning thread, albeit narrowly, over C&D on latest outing; frame possibilities, despite career-high mark.

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4th

4

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Cuban Cigar

12st 0lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Narrow winner of this 12 months ago when 10lb lower but he's made further progress this term, including another course win; latest run wasn't his best but his previous third in a strong race here gives him a good chance.

13/2

3rd

7

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Cuban Cigar

11st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Held on well to win at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in November and posted career-best performance when third in Scottish County Hurdle over that C&D (good to soft) last month; might be a shade vulnerable after latest 2lb rise but is evidently in very good nick.

8/1

3rd

13

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Cuban Cigar

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Has lots of form here but it was a narrow success in November and he was never dangerous when behind some of these on New Year's Day.

33/1

Form: 52-145 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish youngster who scored easily at Uttoxeter on hurdles/stable debut; sound efforts in Grade 2 and handicap at Cheltenham (2m/2m1f, good/soft) since; ties in closely with Panjari on latest effort; remains open to further progress; respected.

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6th

8

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Williethebuilder

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Disappointing at Musselburgh on New Year's Day but consistent otherwise this term and may bounce back; ties in with Idy Wood and Panjari on Cheltenham form in October/December.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: /11P-P D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Versatile ground-wise; pulled up in better races at 2m2f/2m4f the last twice; could well rebound and resume his progress back down in trip/grade, being 3-3 over 2m/2m1f; not written off.

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3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

14:45 Haydock

Carcaci Castle

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Underwhelming when third of five at Ayr (2m, heavy) last time and he could do with jumping better; however, prior to that he was a promising second on his chase debut at Carlisle (2m, soft) and is not written off.

11/2

3rd

4

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Ayr

Carcaci Castle

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Acts on heavy; bumper/hurdles winner who shouldn't be long in scoring over fences, having performed well (half-length second to Gardener) in first-time cheekpieces at Carlisle on the switch to this sphere; enters calculations.

7/2

2nd

4

5th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 3

14:02 Carlisle

Carcaci Castle

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

took keen hold, prominent

12/1

Form: 44-113 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft; solid record (over 2m) this term, making all twice at Kelso then good third in big field at Cheltenham; still has low mileage; up a further 5l but he's improving; sound chance back in Scotland.

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6th

12

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Caithness

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Down the field at Kempton and Musselburgh on his two runs this year and needs to raise his game; however, made all twice in a row over C&D (good/soft) in the autumn, prior to a good third of 17 at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft), and he'd be a player if rediscovering that sort of form.

33/1

10th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Caithness

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Twice made all at Kelso (good/soft) before a front-running third of 17 at Cheltenham (second handicap); didn't jump well enough to remain competitive when last of six at Kempton three weeks ago and he's better than that.

9/1

6th

3

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Kempton

Caithness

11st 3lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

took keen hold, led, mistake 1st, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3 out, headed home turn, not fluent 2 out, soon weakened

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £1394.00
Straight Forecast £1115.90
Tricast £24682.80
Trifecta £19843.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Park Annonciade

TOPSPEED:

Caithness

D Express:

Ballygeary

The Times:

Panjari

POSTDATA:

Cuban Cigar

SPOTLIGHT:

Williethebuilder

RP RATINGS:

Collingham

Daily Mirror:

Park Annonciade

Daily Record:

Park Annonciade

THE NORTH:

Caithness

Daily Mail:

Caithness

The Sun:

Ballygeary

The Star:

Panjari

The Guardian:

Cuban Cigar