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BetGoodwin Sussex Stayers Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £39022.5
  • 3m 0f 217y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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BetGoodwin Sussex Stayers Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 44-823

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles but placed on both starts for Neil Mulholland, more recently when keeping on well for third at Ascot (2m7f, good) a fortnight ago; 1lb out the weights in a stronger race today but the return to soft ground might unlock improvement.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Transmission

10st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Has Cheltenham 3m Grade 1 novice entry; formerly with Colm Murphy in Ireland; placed on first two starts for Neil Mulholland, before off the mark in eight-runner handicap at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) four weeks ago, in clearcut style in the end after Joe Anderson had performed wonders to climb back in the saddle following a bad blunder at the sixth flight; up 6lb but the horse, as well as his jockey, left a favourable impression last time.

7/1

1st

8

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Transmission

10st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

0-6 over hurdles but placed on both starts for Neil Mulholland, more recently when keeping on well for third at Ascot (2m7f, good) a fortnight ago; 1lb out the weights in a stronger race today but the return to soft ground might unlock improvement.

9/2

3rd

3

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

12:40 Ascot

Transmission

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Had a mixed record in Ireland; upped in trip and fitted with cheekpieces on first start for new yard (same owner) in 3m1f maiden hurdle at Huntingdon four weeks ago, shaping as if he stayed okay even if it wasn't his best form; needs to build on that on today's handicap debut.

20/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 111-42

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with three hurdle wins (2m4f-3m) and posted another career-best performance when close second at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) last month; latest 4lb rise does not look excessive and he might still be improving; good chance.

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2nd

6

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Hititi

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Two wins here; ended last season with three hurdle wins; best efforts on latest two outings when beaten a neck at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) and second again at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft); up another 3lb but a leading player.

5/1

2nd

5

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Hititi

11st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Ended last season with three hurdle wins (2m4f-3m) and posted another career-best performance when close second at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) last month; latest 4lb rise does not look excessive and he might still be improving; good chance.

9/2

2nd

4

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 2

12:40 Sandown

Hititi

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Flourished in February-April this year on good ground and good to soft, comfortably bringing up his hat-trick on his first attempt over 3m (Taunton); 14-1, every chance two out at Newbury (3m) one month ago, so looked in need of the race fading into fourth; acts on soft and probably on heavy but has not encountered either with this sort of stamina test, so that leaves a question to answer even if that latest run has put him spot on.

11/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 12-182 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won three times over hurdles last year (once over C&D on soft ground); not yet fully exposed but was no match for easy winner when second at Carlisle (3m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago and will need a career best.

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2nd

9

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Ramo

10st 6lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Has won three of his last seven starts and now looks high in the weights after appearing to give his running but only placed in 3m1f handicaps the last twice; even with Ned Fox's welcome claim, this probably demands his best form yet.

10/1

3rd

7

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Ramo

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Won three times over hurdles last year (once over C&D on soft ground); not yet fully exposed but was no match for easy winner when second at Carlisle (3m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago and will need a career best.

5/1

2nd

4

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Carlisle

Ramo

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

led, hit 7th

3/1

Form: 3P186- C

Last run: 253 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner last season, latterly when making all off 5lb lower at Newbury (3m, good); will be fine on today's slower ground but absent since respectable sixth in major 3m4f handicap chase in April and will need to be in peak form to have any chance off current mark.

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1st

8

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Annual Invictus

11st 3lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Dual chase winner in late 2021 (small fields) but his two subsequent wins have been over hurdles, as was his reappearance when a 12l fourth at Plumpton (3m1f, soft); that could have teed him up nicely for this but others have more going for them.

12/1

4th

2

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Annual Invictus

11st 13lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Dual hurdle winner last season, latterly when making all off 5lb lower at Newbury (3m, good); will be fine on today's slower ground but absent since respectable sixth in major 3m4f handicap chase in April and will need to be in peak form to have any chance off current mark.

10/1

6th

7

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Annual Invictus

10st 8lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Has gained this season's two hurdles wins over 3m on good ground; appeared to find 3m2f on soft going beyond him at the Cheltenham Festival when returned to fences; has stamina to prove upped further in distance.

18/1

OUR TIP

Form: 754-34

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Placed in valuable handicap chases on both outings this season, more recently when keeping-on fourth in Coral Gold Cup at Newbury (3m2f, goof to soft) last month; unraced over hurdles since March 2020 but could be very interesting trying to exploit his lower mark in this sphere.

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5th

3

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Eldorado Allen

11st 12lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed in valuable handicap chases on both outings this season, more recently when keeping-on fourth in Coral Gold Cup at Newbury (3m2f, goof to soft) last month; unraced over hurdles since March 2020 but could be very interesting trying to exploit his lower mark in this sphere.

11/4

1

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:40 Chepstow

Eldorado Allen

12st 0lb

T: Joe Tizzard

4th

5

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Eldorado Allen

10st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not in peak form on final few runs last season and he'd have been fifth at best on his reappearance at Ascot but for two final-fence fallers; however, that was nevertheless an eyecatching run as he raced enthusiastically in front and frequently jumped to the left at that right-handed venue; goes back left-handed today and he's well handicapped on form such as his Grade 2 Denman Chase win here (2m7f, good to soft) in February 2022 and last autumn's second placings in the Charlie Hall and the Betfair Chase; interesting.

20/1

Form: 5205-1

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Dual Grade 2 hurdle winner in his prime and still performing at a pretty high level, most recently when keeping on stoutly from an unpromising position to lead on run-in at Hereford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago; that form is treated with a degree of caution but he's only 1lb higher here and looks well worth another crack at a staying trip.

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6th

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Call Me Lord

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nicky Henderson

Dual Grade 2 hurdle winner in his prime and still performing at a pretty high level, most recently when keeping on stoutly from an unpromising position to lead on run-in at Hereford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago; that form is treated with a degree of caution but he's only 1lb higher here and looks well worth another crack at a staying trip.

7/1

1st

1

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 2

13:35 Hereford

Call Me Lord

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Dual Grade 2 hurdle winner in his prime and still performing at a pretty high level last season, most notably when second off today's mark in valuable Sandown handicap (2m7f, good to soft) in February; today's trip/ground combination should also suit; contender if fully tuned up after break.

7/2

5th

3

29th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:00 Sandown

Call Me Lord

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nicky Henderson

Won this race in 2018 and has posted some good efforts in competitive handicaps this season, winning at Kempton (2m5f, good) and twice second over 2m7f here (soft/good to soft); struggled at Cheltenham last month and is not as good as he was, but it won't be a surprise if he gives a good account.

10/1

Form: PP1P-3 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Formerly a smart staying hurdler and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when causing 50-1 surprise at Newbury (3m, soft) in March; also ran well when third (behind Hititi) on last month's seasonal debut at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) but younger rivals appeal more all the same.

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9th

1

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

On The Blind Side

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

12yo whose form is very patchy, and tailed off at Plumpton last month; however, prior to that he showed some spark on his reappearance at Sandown and his two hurdle runs here have yielded a Grade 2 second and a 50-1 win over C&D last March (soft; off today's mark); interesting now back here.

16/1

7th

4

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

On The Blind Side

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Formerly a smart staying hurdler and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when causing 50-1 surprise at Newbury (3m, soft) in March; also ran well when third (behind Hititi) on last month's seasonal debut at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) but younger rivals appeal more all the same.

7/1

Form: 3F/44P

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Didn't run badly over fences on first two starts for new stable this season but stopped quickly and was pulled up when back over hurdles at Chepstow 11 days ago; might be aided by first-time tongue-tie here but has a lot more to prove than some.

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5th

1

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Mario De Pail

12st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Peter Bowen

Form dipped sharply over hurdles the last twice; 0-7 over fences but has a consistent record when completing in this sphere and now drops in class off a reduced mark; first chase win is not out of the question.

10/1

8th

6

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Mario De Pail

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter Bowen

Didn't run badly over fences on first two starts for new stable this season but stopped quickly and was pulled up when back over hurdles at Chepstow 11 days ago; might be aided by first-time tongue-tie here but has a lot more to prove than some.

20/1

0

3

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:40 Chepstow

Mario De Pail

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

His last hurdle race was four years ago, since which he has been 0-7 over fences and had 573 days off before this season; all of his completions over fences, including with cheekpieces enlisted on latest start, suggest that he shouldn't be far away.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £229.00
Straight Forecast £212.80
Tricast £423.40
Trifecta £716.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hititi

TOPSPEED:

Call Me Lord

The Times:

Eldorado Allen

RP RATINGS:

On The Blind Side

POSTDATA:

Ramo

D Express:

Transmission

WEST COUNTRY:

Hititi

Daily Mirror:

Hititi

The Star:

Hititi

Daily Record:

Eldorado Allen

LAMBOURN:

Call Me Lord

The Sun:

Call Me Lord

Telegraph:

On The Blind Side