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Quinnbet Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5650.67
  • 2m 7f 149y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Quinnbet Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 5-34P9 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

On a competitive mark on last spring's hurdle form and faced very tough task on his chase debut in October (pulled up); however, he was soundly beaten over hurdles at Musselburgh last time and has to get back on track.

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

1st

15

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Curley Finger

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

C&D winner last March and back to form with another successful front-running performance at Newcastle four weeks ago; 6lb higher today, including 2lb out of the handicap, but needs some respect.

12/1

1st

3

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Curley Finger

11st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

made all, set steady pace, soon pestered, not fluent 3 out, ridden and clear with one other before last, edged left run-in, kept on

10/1

100/30

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 4/3/92 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Just four runs since winning over C&D (soft) in January 2020; returned to form with neck second to Juge Et Parti at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) last month and there can be optimism he'll build on that now back up in trip.

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

6th

2

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:50 Catterick

Teescomponentstrig

11st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

midfield, dropped to rear before 4 out, soon struggling

16/1

7th

1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Teescomponentstrig

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gillian Boanas

Made an underwhelming return in November from a long layoff but has run well in defeat twice since, more recently when clear second to a next-time-out winner at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) last month; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here; major player.

4/1

Form: /56/23 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

10yo who showed promise in defeat at Kelso in the autumn on his two starts since returning from a long layoff; shaped when third last time (3m2f, good to soft; also effective on soft) as though he'd have appreciated a stronger gallop and he could have more to offer over staying trips.

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

4th

10

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Artic Mann

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Placed three consecutive times since returning from long absence in the autumn; over 6l behind Teescomponentstrig when third at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) last month and only 3lb better off with that rival here but still enters calculations.

10/1

3rd

7

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Artic Mann

10st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

taken down early, didn't jump with fluency, held up in rear, headway on outer and went third 3 out, no extra before last

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 627-25

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Close second on stable and seasonal debut at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November and he rallied for a fair fifth at Ayr (2m4f, soft) last time; this step back up in trip could be just what he needs.

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

4th

2

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:35 Catterick

Guernesey

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

prominent on inner, bit short of room on turn after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, weakened after 2 out, left in remote fourth last

11/2

4th

2

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Guernesey

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

Close second on stable and seasonal debut at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November and he rallied for a fair fifth at Ayr (2m4f, soft) last time; this step back up in trip could be just what he needs.

11/2

5th

6

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Guernesey

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

Having dropped down the weights he returned to form with good second on recent stable and seasonal debut at Kelso (3m2f, soft); he should be fine now back down in trip and is a likely player if this doesn't come too soon.

8/1

Form: P433P3 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

10yo who isn't the force of old but ran some fair races over fences in the autumn, most recently third at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft); continues to edge down the weights and might not be far away if the return to hurdling isn't a problem (three wins in this sphere, which he last tackled in May 2022).

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

10th

6

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

The Vollan

11st 9lb

J: Miss Ellie Callwood

T: L J Morgan

Regressive 10yo who is better known as a staying chaser now; didn't run badly when switched back to hurdling two starts ago (2m7f) and will appreciate today's ease in grade but younger rivals appeal more.

16/1

4th

6

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

The Vollan

10st 12lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Ran some fair races over fences last autumn but this 10yo is nothing like as good as he was; well beaten back over hurdles last time and others have more going for them.

8/1

5th

6

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

The Vollan

10st 11lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

10yo who isn't the force of old but ran some fair races over fences in the autumn, most recently third at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft); continues to edge down the weights and might not be far away if the return to hurdling isn't a problem (three wins in this sphere, which he last tackled in May 2022).

9/1

Form: 4P-P21 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

11yo who was runner-up at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in November then went one better over that same C&D (heavy; beat Teescomponentstrig by a neck); has won over 3m in the past and he's respected now back up in trip.

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

5th

3

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

16:35 Newcastle

Juge Et Parti

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

Dug deep to win off much-reduced mark at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in December and remains well handicapped on older form but he never really got involved here (2m7f) last month and has become unreliable.

12/1

6th

5

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Juge Et Parti

10st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

11yo who was runner-up at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in November then went one better over that same C&D (heavy; beat Teescomponentstrig by a neck); has won over 3m in the past and he's respected now back up in trip.

4/1

1st

5

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

13:15 Hexham

Juge Et Parti

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

Winning hurdler/chaser at up to 3m; sound run back over hurdles when runner-up over C&D on reappearance last month; up 2lb but well handicapped on his best form; should go well.

4/1

Form: 11-735

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Better could have been expected in a Listed mares' race at Kempton in November on her first crack at 3m, but prior to that she kept on well for third on handicap debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) and there are stayers in her pedigree; has won on soft; could go well now back in a handicap.

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

7th

1

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Space Voyage

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Better could have been expected in a Listed mares' race at Kempton in November on her first crack at 3m, but prior to that she kept on well for third on handicap debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) and there are stayers in her pedigree; has won on soft; could go well now back in a handicap.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £211.00
Straight Forecast £209.40
Trifecta £886.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Teescomponentstrig

SPOTLIGHT:

Guernesey

THE NORTH:

Artic Mann

Daily Mirror:

Juge Et Parti

The Guardian:

Space Voyage

TOPSPEED:

Curley Finger

Telegraph:

Guernesey

The Star:

Artic Mann

POSTDATA:

Teescomponentstrig

The Times:

Teescomponentstrig

Daily Mail:

Teescomponentstrig

D Express:

Teescomponentstrig

Daily Record:

Teescomponentstrig

The Sun:

Juge Et Parti