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Golf Inn Prestwick Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • Class 2
  • 4 runners
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Golf Inn Prestwick Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50

Form: 6410-4 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who goes on heavy and was fourth in a big-field valuable handicap at Navan last time out; much respected despite a career-high mark.

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

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Ailie Rose

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Made it four wins over hurdles when leading for much of the way at Ayr (3m, heavy) in January, albeit facing only three opponents; pulled up in a much stronger race at the Dublin Racing Festival next time; needs to bounce back with a personal best off a career-high mark.

33/1

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Ailie Rose

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: S R B Crawford

Four from 17 over hurdles and justified favouritism in handicap hurdle at Ayr last month; only 1lb higher here but this is much more competitive.

33/1

Form: 410-6F CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

First and second in the last two renewals of this race and a Grade 2 winner last February; not been at his best in the meantime but only had the four races and the usual cheekpieces return after falling early in a visor at Haydock in November; handles heavy and should be a factor once more.

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

9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Wakool

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: N W Alexander

Former Grade 2 winner but has become inconsistent and his improvement during the past three years has come over 3m.

33/1

6th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Wakool

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Won this last year (good to soft) and is also effective on heavy; however, he'll probably need a bigger performance than 12 months ago if he's to score today, and he's been inconsistent this season.

16/1

Form: 332-41 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Only heavy-ground runs were in bumpers, finishing well held; goes on soft and this former Paul Nicholls inmate made it 4-12 over hurdles when easily winning a three-runner 3m1f handicap at Carlisle a month ago; up just 3lb.

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

9th

15

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Barbados Bucks

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

Won three-runner handicap at Carlisle in December (off 3lb higher) on second stable start, but unable to threaten on his three starts since and needs to raise his game in a big way.

100/1

6th

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Barbados Bucks

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Daragh Bourke

Successful on just the second start for his current yard at Carlisle in December but he came in only ninth in 2m7f Sandown handicap hurdle last month; no surprise to see him bounce back here though.

12/1

Form: 54-534

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won off 2lb higher last Christmas but below that level this season and, while he handles heavy, these conditions might stretch his stamina over this new trip.

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

5th

3

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:35 Perth

Raffertys Return

11st 12lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has improved with headgear on last three starts, winning over 2m3f at Carlisle (heavy) in first time cheekpieces and then scoring over 2m4f at Newcastle in a visor; could go well again despite 7lb rise.

4/1

1st

5

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

16:05 Newcastle

Raffertys Return

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

In first-time tongue-tie/cheekpieces combination when beating three rivals over 2m3f at Carlisle (heavy) but he was a weakener when the visor was added at Kelso; takes on progressive opposition here and may struggle.

15/2

7th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Raffertys Return

10st 6lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Readily made all in four-runner handicap at Carlisle (2m3f, heavy) 12 days ago in first-time tongue-tie/cheekpieces; the strength of that form is dubious, but he's still 3lb lower than when a fair fourth in this last year (good to soft) and is not ruled out; visor replaces cheekpieces.

9/1

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Exacta £57.00
Straight Forecast £56.00
Trifecta £167.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Wakool

SPOTLIGHT:

Ailie Rose

Daily Record:

Ailie Rose

POSTDATA:

Wakool

Telegraph:

Wakool

The Star:

Wakool