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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 1m 7f 124y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.30

Form: -34631 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Dropped back in trip for last month's handicap debut over C&D (good to soft) and this lightly raced 6yo comfortably justified favouritism; hit with 14lb rise but it remains to be seen where her limitations lie.

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1st

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:07 Sedgefield

Sunday Soldier

11st 13lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Bolted up on last month's handicap debut at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) and easily defied 14lb rise there (1m7f, soft) last week; she's 7lb ahead of the handicapper under a 7lb penalty and should be tough to beat.

10/11

1st

5

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Sunday Soldier

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Dropped back in trip for last month's handicap debut over C&D (good to soft) and this lightly raced 6yo comfortably justified favouritism; hit with 14lb rise but it remains to be seen where her limitations lie.

11/4

1st

11

18th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

13:25 Musselburgh

Sunday Soldier

10st 6lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Lightly raced 5yo who was placed in two bumpers for Fergal O'Brien in the spring; well held in three hurdle runs at around 2m4f during the summer but she now goes handicapping off a lowly mark and is a possible improver on this drop back in trip; needs watching in market on her return.

6/1

25/1

  • Place: £8.10

Form: 2/5P57

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced over hurdles since showing promise in this code in autumn 2021; won on AW last September but has been soundly beaten over hurdles the last twice and needs to raise his game.

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5th

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

16:50 Musselburgh

We Still Believe

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

0-9 over hurdles but unfortunate to bump into handicap blots when runner-up the last twice, over C&D and at Catterick (both on soft); a win may well be imminent.

9/2

2nd

8

24th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

We Still Believe

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

took keen hold, led, not fluent 3 out, soon headed, led again just before 2 out, headed 2 out, no extra and no chance with winner from last

4/1

2nd

13

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

We Still Believe

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

Lightly raced over hurdles since showing promise in this code in autumn 2021; won on AW last September but has been soundly beaten over hurdles the last twice and needs to raise his game.

25/1

40/1

  • Place: £12.70

Form: 27P4P0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in maiden hurdle at Clonmel (2m, soft) last May and she's of interest on that form, but she's struggled to get competitive since; needs to turn things around with a first-time visor replacing cheekpieces.

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4th

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Milajess

11st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, weakened 2 out

13/2

3rd

7

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Milajess

11st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Runner-up in maiden hurdle at Clonmel (2m, soft) last May and she's of interest on that form, but she's struggled to get competitive since; needs to turn things around with a first-time visor replacing cheekpieces.

40/1

Form: 40953P

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Displayed hints of ability in bumpers and a novice hurdle but was pulled up when 16-1 on her handicap debut at Kelso (2m, soft) in October and has something to prove after that.

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10th

15

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Noble Annys

10st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Wilf Storey

Ex-Irish maiden who has made the frame a couple of times for new yard, fourth at Musselburgh latest; not sure to back up that effort, having been inconsistent hitherto.

20/1

4th

9

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Noble Annys

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Wilf Storey

Displayed hints of ability in bumpers and a novice hurdle but was pulled up when 16-1 on her handicap debut at Kelso (2m, soft) in October and has something to prove after that.

33/1

0

11

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:14 Kelso

Noble Annys

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Wilf Storey

Reached the frame in Irish bumpers; easily her best effort over hurdles when 19l third of 11 in 2m Hexham novice (soft) 22 days ago; her opening mark isn't obviously generous but it's of some interest that Brian Hughes retains the ride.

16/1

Form: /4763-

Last run: 264 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Fair third of six at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) last April on handicap hurdle debut and latest run in this code, when behind two improvers; ran well on AW on Boxing Day and he's one to consider now wearing cheekpieces for the first time over hurdles, with all four Flat wins having come in such headgear.

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5th

4

(8)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:17 Lingfield (AW)

Percy Willis

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

in touch with leaders

14/1

8th

9

(3)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Percy Willis

9st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Prevailed by a short head off 1lb lower at Newcastle (1m4f) in October, after a break, and was very respectable fourth over C&D on latest Flat start in December; didn't run badly on either hurdle start last month but others appeal more all the same.

12/1

6th

11

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Percy Willis

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Four-time AW scorer; 0-11 on turf (Flat/hurdles) and finished only a modest fifth at Musselburgh most recently; doesn't look the percentage call in a competitive field.

16/1

12/1

Form: /4-864

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

10yo who is 0-7 over hurdles and is hard to fancy on the evidence of his three runs in 2023; however, he's dropped down the weights and Laura Morgan's horses are always worth a second look here; check the betting.

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9th

13

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Rafferty

11st 1lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Has done his winning over fences (2m3f/2m4f) and record over hurdles leaves plenty to be desired; an unlikely player unless new headgear makes a big difference.

25/1

6th

3

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Rafferty

11st 9lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

10yo who is 0-7 over hurdles and is hard to fancy on the evidence of his three runs in 2023; however, he's dropped down the weights and Laura Morgan's horses are always worth a second look here; check the betting.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 81644P

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Two wins at Perth (2m4f, good/soft) last August/September; mixed form since but he had an excuse when pulled up at Newcastle a fortnight ago (bad mistake five out) and he's not ruled out each-way.

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7th

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Prince Nino

11st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Two wins at Perth (2m4f, good/soft) last August/September; mixed form since but he had an excuse when pulled up at Newcastle a fortnight ago (bad mistake five out) and he's not ruled out each-way.

14/1

0

4

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

12:30 Newcastle

Prince Nino

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Dual 2m4f hurdle winner this summer (good/soft) and a very respectable fourth when dropped back to 2m1f in first-time visor at Sedgefield (soft) last month; probably needs a career best to overcome current mark, though; cheekpieces refitted today.

6/1

4th

7

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:20 Sedgefield

Prince Nino

10st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Raced prominently and hung around for a good fourth when tried in this new headgear combination over 2m1f here 19 days ago (soft); won over this far at Perth in September and must have some chance.

10/1

Form: 355-72

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Useful Flat-racer at his best; yet to fully transfer that ability to hurdles but he was a fair second behind an easy Irish-trained winner at Bangor (2m, heavy) three weeks ago and may still have more to offer in this code.

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8th

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Whitehaven

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Useful Flat-racer at his best; yet to fully transfer that ability to hurdles but he was a fair second behind an easy Irish-trained winner at Bangor (2m, heavy) three weeks ago and may still have more to offer in this code.

6/1

2nd

2

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

15:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Whitehaven

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Useful Flat-racer at his best; yet to build upon last winter's quite promising hurdling debut but, following a break, ran well to a point on recent handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft); sports first-time blinkers here and has possibilities if that recent outing brought him on.

4/1

7th

1

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

14:20 Sedgefield

Whitehaven

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Five wins at up to 2m on the Flat for Hughie Morrison and his final appearance was under that code when tailed off in the consolation race for the Chester Cup in May; had shown some ability over hurdles before then and now makes his handicap hurdle debut in a modest race.

9/2

Form: 6U4013 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Last month's first hurdle win came in a novice claimer at Ludlow (2m, soft) but he's since been a fair third in a handicap at Newcastle (2m1f, good) on stable debut and today's speedier test could be a plus; chance.

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5th

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Lingfield

Uncle Arthur

11st 4lb

J: James Turner

T: James Owen

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened after 3 out

10/1

0

6

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Uncle Arthur

11st 8lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Last month's first hurdle win came in a novice claimer at Ludlow (2m, soft) but he's since been a fair third in a handicap at Newcastle (2m1f, good) on stable debut and today's speedier test could be a plus; chance.

7/1

3rd

5

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

12:30 Newcastle

Uncle Arthur

11st 5lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Off the mark over hurdles at ninth attempt, justifying good market support in Ludlow claimer (2m, soft) for Fergal O'Brien this month; subsequently changed hands for £5,000; faces a tougher task now back in a handicap but it will be interesting to see what James Owen can do with him.

5/2

Form: 525-1O

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Ran out at fourth flight at Sedgefield in November last time so comes with a note of caution; however, he made a winning stable debut at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) last August and is unexposed in this code; could go well.

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0

8

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Mr Rumbalicious

11st 5lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Ran out at fourth flight at Sedgefield in November last time so comes with a note of caution; however, he made a winning stable debut at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) last August and is unexposed in this code; could go well.

10/1

0

4

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

14:20 Sedgefield

Mr Rumbalicious

11st 3lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

jumped right on occasions, took keen hold, led, ran out just before 4th

11/2

1st

7

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

17:06 Cartmel

Mr Rumbalicious

10st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: James Moffatt

Dual 2m AW winner for Alan King in March; ordinary form in three runs over hurdles so far, but a possible improver on handicap/stable debut; sold for £11,000 since last run.

11/1

Form: 384-46 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on last season's hurdle form and he was a fair fourth on his chase debut here in November; however, he was disappointing when back over hurdles at Newcastle three weeks ago and the first-time tongue-tie needs to be the catalyst for a return to form.

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0

10

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Hashtag Lord

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: James Ewart

Well handicapped on last season's hurdle form and he was a fair fourth on his chase debut here in November; however, he was disappointing when back over hurdles at Newcastle three weeks ago and the first-time tongue-tie needs to be the catalyst for a return to form.

11/1

6th

6

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

Hashtag Lord

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Some fair efforts earlier this year among his first few handicap hurdles (including on heavy), and likewise on last month's chase and seasonal debut; returns to hurdles on a reduced mark and could be involved.

6/1

Form: -75472

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

She's a 16-race maiden but she ran well when second here (2m4f, good to soft) last month off a career-low mark (behind comfortable winner Lihyan who is due to run in the 1:55); back up 1lb today; might not be far away.

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11th

9

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Dot Cotton

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: R Mike Smith

towards rear

9/1

0

11

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Dot Cotton

11st 2lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

She's a 16-race maiden but she ran well when second here (2m4f, good to soft) last month off a career-low mark (behind comfortable winner Lihyan who is due to run in the 1:55); back up 1lb today; might not be far away.

9/1

2nd

4

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:25 Musselburgh

Dot Cotton

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: R Mike Smith

On dangerous mark but she's still a maiden after 15 starts and has an uninspiring record of 4937677547 in handicaps; others preferred.

9/1

Form: 3-5460

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown much among her three hurdle starts but she has potential off this lowly opening mark in view of her placed form in bumpers towards the end of 2022; no surprise if she's in the shake-up.

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9th

2

(7)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Whozatgirl

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Lucinda Russell

Signs of ability in bumpers; poor form over hurdles and 7f likely to be sharp enough now her attentions are switched to the Flat.

40/1

0

12

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Whozatgirl

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Hasn't shown much among her three hurdle starts but she has potential off this lowly opening mark in view of her placed form in bumpers towards the end of 2022; no surprise if she's in the shake-up.

10/1

10th

15

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Ayr

Whozatgirl

10st 13lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Placed in two bumpers late last year but she's been unable to get competitive on her first two hurdle starts and others appeal more.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £520.00
Straight Forecast £496.30
Tricast £18816.30
Trifecta £25419.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Sunday Soldier

RP RATINGS:

Uncle Arthur

POSTDATA:

Dot Cotton

D Express:

Mr Rumbalicious

SPOTLIGHT:

Percy Willis

The Times:

Sunday Soldier

Telegraph:

Sunday Soldier

The Guardian:

Sunday Soldier

Daily Mail:

Sunday Soldier

The Sun:

Sunday Soldier

The Star:

Sunday Soldier

Daily Record:

Sunday Soldier

Daily Mirror:

Uncle Arthur