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Good To Soft

Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £52030
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 19 runners
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Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £49.70
  • Place: £6.70

Form: 1-2358 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Successful over hurdles and fences at Kempton; however, hasn't raced in this sphere since a heavy defeat over C&D in March 2022; watching brief is advised.

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12th

3

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had been competing over fences prior to springing a 33-1 surprise in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) in January, travelling well for a long way and sealing the issue with a good jump at the last; up 7lb but that's solid form and he's likely to be in the thick of things again.

12/1

1st

8

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Successful over hurdles and fences at Kempton; however, hasn't raced in this sphere since a heavy defeat over C&D in March 2022; watching brief is advised.

33/1

8th

7

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Jay Jay Reilly

10st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

The only one who lacks any Cheltenham experience; second-season chaser, seen more often over shorter and although he stayed on for fifth over 2m6f at Newbury two weeks ago and that was creditable in form terms, it showed clearly that improvement is needed and that he's still capable of jumping errors; well beaten in his only jumps race on soft.

33/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 231-15

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on softer than good; progressive RPRs in notable 2m/2m2f races in 2023, winning twice; French Flat record (stayed 1m7f) suggests this new trip is well worth exploring; shortlisted.

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1st

3

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

14:05 Wincanton

Nemean Lion

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

prominent, pressed leader from 5th, led before 2 out, pushed along and kept on well run-in, always doing enough

15/8

2nd

4

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Nemean Lion

11st 11lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Raced mainly on softer than good; progressive RPRs in notable 2m/2m2f races in 2023, winning twice; French Flat record (stayed 1m7f) suggests this new trip is well worth exploring; shortlisted.

11/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 12-112 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Form figures read 11212112; would likely have won a major handicap at Ascot (1m7f, good) most recently but for two late errors; stays 2m5f and commands respect, being a very solid and progressive sort.

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3rd

7

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Impose Toi

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Form figures read 11212112; would likely have won a major handicap at Ascot (1m7f, good) most recently but for two late errors; stays 2m5f and commands respect, being a very solid and progressive sort.

3/1

2nd

8

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 1

15:35 Ascot

Impose Toi

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Nicky Henderson

Well-backed favourite for 17-runner race at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) five weeks ago on handicap debut and he justified it, leading at the last and driven out to take career record to 5-7; withdrawn when ground was heavy two weeks ago (runner-up on soft on hurdles debut); 10lb higher than at Cheltenham, so needs further marked improvement but no shock if he finds it.

11/2

11/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: 32F-13 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Sound form in mares' handicaps since returned to hurdles, winning at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) then third at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft); 3-6 in this sphere; possibilities off bottom weight.

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4th

15

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Good Look Charm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Back from chasing when winning at Wincanton (2m5f) and third at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) and she topped that form when staying-on fourth of 19 in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; a 3m2f run last March seemed creditable at the time and the Lanzarote suggested that another crack at this sort of trip may well help.

10/1

4th

19

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Good Look Charm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Sound form in mares' handicaps since returned to hurdles, winning at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) then third at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft); 3-6 in this sphere; possibilities off bottom weight.

11/1

Form: 61-791 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Suited by the return to less testing ground at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) four weeks ago, taking hurdles record to 4-8; effective at 2m5f and isn't fully exposed; could go well.

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5th

14

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Serious Operator

10st 11lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Suited by the return to less testing ground at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) four weeks ago, taking hurdles record to 4-8; effective at 2m5f and isn't fully exposed; could go well.

20/1

1st

7

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

13:25 Doncaster

Serious Operator

10st 9lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Made it 3-5 over hurdles when winning on handicap debut at Ayr (2m5f, good) in April and he reappeared with a respectable seventh of 16 at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) in October; heavy ground may have been too much for him at Wetherby last time and he retains potential now back on better ground.

6/1

9th

5

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

13:19 Wetherby

Serious Operator

11st 6lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

midfield

4/1

Form: 1-2U99

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Useful at about 2m on his day but has a major question mark over current form; chance depends on whether the combination of new trip and first-time cheekpieces prompts a revival.

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4th

8

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Teddy Blue

10st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Gary Moore

Unplaced on his last four starts but there was a bit more promise in his sixth of 19 to Jay Jay Reilly in the Lanzarote at Kempton five weeks ago, when the 2m5f trip might have stretched his stamina (both hurdles wins at 2m); this intermediate distance could be ideal and he's gradually slipping in the weights; not without a chance in a first-time tongue-strap.

9/1

6th

9

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Teddy Blue

11st 3lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Useful at about 2m on his day but has a major question mark over current form; chance depends on whether the combination of new trip and first-time cheekpieces prompts a revival.

33/1

9th

5

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 1

15:35 Ascot

Teddy Blue

11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Has some quirks but held on by a short head in the Sussex Champion Hurdle at Plumpton in April and good second in the Swinton at Haydock (again on good; acts on soft) in May, when a last-flight error might have cost him the race; unseated early on reappearance, eight days before tailed off here seven weeks ago, so others have more pressing claims at the moment.

20/1

Form: 21-1F1

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Easily defied top weight in lower grade at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) seven weeks ago, taking career record to 4-8; stays 2m4f, now attempts 2m5f; one of two improving contenders for Nicky Henderson.

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7th

10

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

King Alexander

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Nicky Henderson

Easily defied top weight in lower grade at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) seven weeks ago, taking career record to 4-8; stays 2m4f, now attempts 2m5f; one of two improving contenders for Nicky Henderson.

9/1

1st

1

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 3

14:05 Exeter

King Alexander

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Raced mainly on good ground; has form figures of 11F since having wind surgery, running creditably but looking held by the winner when final-flight faller at Market Rasen (2m4f) in June latest; that race has worked out nicely, so he remains of interest; mark unchanged.

5/2

8

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 2

14:50 Market Rasen

King Alexander

10st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Just six career starts and unbeaten in both since wind surgery; took a Warwick handicap in April and no trouble back in novice company latest; major step up in class but likely to be open to plenty more progress.

11/4

Form: 42-211

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Solid record in Class 4 this term, winning at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft) most recently; 5lb claimer Joe Anderson (won on him last June) returns, in bid to offset 5lb rise; 4-12 over hurdles; upped sharply in grade but arrives in top form; shortlisted.

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1st

13

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Mothill

10st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Wins in 2023 came in Class 4 events at Uttoxeter and Sedgefield (both 2m4f, good to soft) and the rise in class seemed to find him out when he was only eighth in the Lanzarote at Kempton last time; needs first-time cheekpieces to spark a career-best effort.

16/1

8th

17

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Mothill

10st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Solid record in Class 4 this term, winning at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft) most recently; 5lb claimer Joe Anderson (won on him last June) returns, in bid to offset 5lb rise; 4-12 over hurdles; upped sharply in grade but arrives in top form; shortlisted.

16/1

1st

1

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:00 Sedgefield

Mothill

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Neil Mulholland

towards rear, steady headway 3 out, led going easily after 2 out, ridden clear final 110yds, readily

5/2

Form: 00-472 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Sonigino; ran respectably in first-time blinkers at Newbury (2m4f) two weeks ago, albeit no match for the winner; faces a harder task off same mark in this deeper race.

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5th

12

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Irish Hill

10st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Was on the crest of a wave when completing a hat-trick in this race (good to soft) 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark than today's; hit and miss since but he was far from disgraced when ninth behind Jay Jay Reilly in the Lanzarote at Kempton five weeks ago, fading after having a clear lead turning for home; Freddie Gingell claims a handy 5lb; must be considered.

8/1

9th

13

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Irish Hill

10st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Stablemate of Sonigino; ran respectably in first-time blinkers at Newbury (2m4f) two weeks ago, albeit no match for the winner; faces a harder task off same mark in this deeper race.

18/1

2nd

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Irish Hill

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader, led narrowly 2 out, headed last, ridden run-in, soon no extra and no chance with winner

4/1

Form: 04-P41 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Suited by the step up to 2m3f at Taunton (good to soft) last month and may well build on that win, being unexposed beyond 2m; 3-8 over hurdles, versatile ground-wise and has won at Kempton; very much one to note.

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6th

12

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Samuel Spade

10st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Proved suited by the step up to 2m3f at Taunton (good to soft) in December, running on well; rather disappointing in the Lanzarote over C&D since but still isn't fully exposed beyond 2m; not written off.

9/2

10th

16

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Samuel Spade

10st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Suited by the step up to 2m3f at Taunton (good to soft) last month and may well build on that win, being unexposed beyond 2m; 3-8 over hurdles, versatile ground-wise and has won at Kempton; very much one to note.

16/1

1st

5

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Taunton

Samuel Spade

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Won two non-handicaps last season, on soft and good; behind Amelia's Dance at Kempton but that race wasn't really run to suit and he might well strip fitter for this.

7/1

33/1

Form: 07-227

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Record is just 1-13, the win gained in Fakenham maiden hurdle (2m); creditable efforts over 2m/2m1f this season but has something to prove back up in distance/class.

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1

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Kaleb

12st 1lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Amy Murphy

in touch with leaders, went third 5th, outpaced and lost position before 3 out, soon ridden and rallied

4/1

11th

18

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Kaleb

10st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Record is just 1-13, the win gained in Fakenham maiden hurdle (2m); creditable efforts over 2m/2m1f this season but has something to prove back up in distance/class.

33/1

7th

5

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

13:15 Cheltenham

Kaleb

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

0-5 in handicaps but runner-up in three of them, including at Plumpton and Sandown (2m, soft) in his two starts this season; probably not far away.

20/1

Form: 13-341

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism with 6l success at Aintree (2m4f, heavy; off 6lb lower) last month, taking record to 6-16; versatile ground-wise; generally progressive and looks a major contender.

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12th

2

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Sonigino

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Justified favouritism with 6l success at Aintree (2m4f, heavy; off 6lb lower) last month, taking record to 6-16; versatile ground-wise; generally progressive and looks a major contender.

11/2

1st

1

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Aintree

Sonigino

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Third of 20 in competitive C&D handicap (good to soft) in April and has also run well in defeat on both starts this season, at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) and in the Greatwood at Cheltenham (2m, soft) last time; this step back up in trip should be in his favour and he's a solid contender.

4/1

4th

4

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Sonigino

11st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Did well last term; bold show five weeks ago when third in a useful handicap at Chepstow (near 2m4f, heavy) in which he travelled strongly to lead after two out, suggesting this drop back in trip would be fine; last season featured a heavy defeat in this race but he can't be ruled out.

12/1

Form: 376-42

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Back in better form on last appearance; ran creditably off higher marks in this race in 2022 (finished sixth) and 2023 (finished third), both on soft; fighting chance.

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3rd

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Up For Parol

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

led

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 81-6P9 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

The winner of three major handicap hurdles, most recently last season's Coral Cup off 2lb lower; however, badly out of form this term and needs a big revival.

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14th

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Langer Dan

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

The winner of three major handicap hurdles, most recently last season's Coral Cup off 2lb lower; however, badly out of form this term and needs a big revival.

40/1

9th

2

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Langer Dan

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Won the Coral Cup at Cheltenham in March and is one to watch in the betting, but he's struggled on his two starts this season (the latest only last Saturday) and a major turnaround is required.

33/1

20/1

Form: 21-UP3 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Didn't take to fences in November; ran well at Cheltenham (soft) on the return to hurdles, taking form figures in this sphere to 31213 (2m3f-3m); each-way possibilities off same mark.

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2nd

9

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Hermino AA

10st 13lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Didn't take to fences in November; good third at Cheltenham (3m, soft) on the return to hurdles but needs to improve on that form, and he was beaten a long way when next seen in good 2m5f handicap at Kempton (25-1) three weeks ago; work to do, even now back up in trip.

33/1

15th

11

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Hermino AA

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

Didn't take to fences in November; ran well at Cheltenham (soft) on the return to hurdles, taking form figures in this sphere to 31213 (2m3f-3m); each-way possibilities off same mark.

20/1

3rd

3

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Hermino AA

11st 1lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Promising novice hurdler last season (won twice, including on soft) who's not taken at all well to fences this term; this return to hurdling will hopefully see something much better again and the first run beyond 2m4f does not rule him out.

14/1

Form: P414-3

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Ran respectably at Exeter on seasonal debut; disputing third place when final-flight faller in this race in 2022 but folded tamely in it last year; more exposed than many of these rivals.

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2

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Quinta Do Mar

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Ben Pauling

Has run here just the once and it was a win, over hurdles in 2021; 1-4 over fences last term and ran well (after wind surgery) back over hurdles on reappearance this season, before a heavy defeat in hot race last month; back chasing today, probably in need of a career best.

7/1

16th

6

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Quinta Do Mar

11st 6lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Ran respectably at Exeter on seasonal debut; disputing third place when final-flight faller in this race in 2022 but folded tamely in it last year; more exposed than many of these rivals.

16/1

3rd

1

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 3

14:25 Exeter

Quinta Do Mar

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Mixed hurdling with chasing last season, winning in both disciplines; had wind operation during his break but he's on a tough mark and would prefer good ground.

10/1

Form: 3-035P C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Campaigned mostly at about 2m under rules; mixed results over hurdles/fences this season; landed a major handicap at Newbury last February but has something to prove over this new trip.

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17th

3

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Aucunrisque

11st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Campaigned mostly at about 2m under rules; mixed results over hurdles/fences this season; landed a major handicap at Newbury last February but has something to prove over this new trip.

20/1

0

3

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 2

13:15 Cheltenham

Aucunrisque

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Gamely made all in last season's Betfair Hurdle; returned to fences for the first time in 11 months when fifth of eight at Ascot (2m1f, good; finished a place in front of Funambule Sivola) three weeks ago; will have to build on that but it's certainly possible and he's well treated on several pieces of form.

13/2

5th

4

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:15 Ascot

Aucunrisque

11st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Gamely made all in last season's Betfair Hurdle; kept to hurdles since, with mixed results; has form figures of 122 over fences, finishing 1l second to Boothill on much worse terms in Kempton Grade 2 on last attempt; fighting chance if that effort is repeated.

5/1

Form: F17-54 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

on well over C&D (good) last February but needs to prove he can cope with this higher mark and better grade; only a modest fourth here on Boxing Day; early faller in this race last year.

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

1st

5

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Fell four out in the Lanzarote over C&D six weeks ago; comfortably held in his completed starts this term; won this race in emphatic style last year (off 7lb lower) and has a good chance if back in similar form.

9/2

0

5

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

on well over C&D (good) last February but needs to prove he can cope with this higher mark and better grade; only a modest fourth here on Boxing Day; early faller in this race last year.

12/1

4th

1

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Three wins during last season's highly progressive campaign, the last of them in fine style over C&D (good) in February; won on the Flat (2m, heavy) in May and might have needed the run when well beaten over just 1m7f at Ascot on jumps reappearance last month; 9lb higher mark than February seems to demand further improvement but he needs respect back here.

6/1

Form: F/30-4 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Bumper/hurdle winner for Richard Spencer; below-par fourth over fences at Cheltenham when last seen; faces a demanding task in this field on debut for new yard (remains with same owner).

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

8

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Wonderwall

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Bumper and 2m5f hurdle winner, unraced beyond that; signed off for Richard Spencer when below form over fences at Cheltenham in November (returned from Flat, after wind surgery) and was brought down early when 22-1 for good handicap hurdle at Kempton three weeks ago for new yard; bit to prove.

16/1

0

12

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Wonderwall

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Bowen

Bumper/hurdle winner for Richard Spencer; below-par fourth over fences at Cheltenham when last seen; faces a demanding task in this field on debut for new yard (remains with same owner).

16/1

4th

3

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Wonderwall

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Richard Spencer

Promising novice hurdler in winter 2021-22 and he ran pretty well in a Grade 2 novice in November 2022 on his sole chase start; however, his form has gone the wrong way on the Flat this year and others provide more compelling options; has had wind surgery since last run last month.

12/1

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