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Book Season Finale At Plumpton Now Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £2983.76
  • 2m 4f 114y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Book Season Finale At Plumpton Now Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 65-424

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in all three handicaps, most notably when second to progressive rival at Hereford (2m5f, good to firm) in October; creeping up the weights for his troubles but ought to be on the premises again.

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1st

2

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Nickelforce

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Made the frame in all three handicaps, most notably when second to progressive rival at Hereford (2m5f, good to firm) in October; creeping up the weights for his troubles but ought to be on the premises again.

3/1

4th

9

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 5

15:53 Doncaster

Nickelforce

11st 3lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Five-race maiden; solid second at Hereford (2m5f, good to firm; hood reapplied) most recently, keeping on; looks open to further progress in handicaps; appealing type.

5/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4-17S2 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Not one to rely upon heavily but scored over 2m here (good to soft) on seasonal debut in November and battled on well from poor position to take second over that trip here a fortnight ago; worth another crack at 2m4f; could have a say.

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7

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

held up in rear, smooth headway after 9th, prominent and going easily when bad mistake and unseated 3 out

4/1

2nd

3

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

11st 9lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Not one to rely upon heavily but scored over 2m here (good to soft) on seasonal debut in November and battled on well from poor position to take second over that trip here a fortnight ago; worth another crack at 2m4f; could have a say.

5/1

2nd

10

7th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:55 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Gained a hard-fought C&D win on November's return; further progress is not out of the question after only nine races but he weakened tamely at Lingfield next time and then slipped up mid-race back here when 15-2; some reservations.

10/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 225/23

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

0-10 over hurdles but returned from long absence with good second at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in November and also ran well when third at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) this month; not yet proven over this far but still features prominently in calculations.

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3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

One Last Glance

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

Placed in 6-11 starts, including in a 2m hurdle here; if he can transfer his better efforts over hurdles to this sphere then he should be capable of having a say from this mark on his chase debut.

11/4

3rd

7

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

One Last Glance

11st 5lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Tom Gretton

0-10 over hurdles but returned from long absence with good second at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in November and also ran well when third at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) this month; not yet proven over this far but still features prominently in calculations.

5/1

Form: 458-68

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Safely held when 33-1 for recent handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft); might be seen to better effect over today's longer trip but is not the most obvious answer.

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1st

10

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:42 Wincanton

Rivers Corner

10st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Syd Hosie

Modest form; beaten 23l and 28l in his two handicaps, so has work to do; takes another step up in trip.

25/1

4th

11

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Rivers Corner

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Syd Hosie

Safely held when 33-1 for recent handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft); might be seen to better effect over today's longer trip but is not the most obvious answer.

33/1

Form: 16-98P

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won heavy-ground bumper on debut a year ago but has cut little ice since switched to hurdling and was pulled up on last month's handicap debut; needs combination of wind op and first-time tongue-tie to enable a transformation.

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3rd

3

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:55 Fontwell

The Cox Express

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Robert Walford

Won heavy-ground bumper on debut last January but has cut little ice in his five runs over hurdles, the latest his handicap debut at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) when tongue tied first time after wind surgery; work to do.

25/1

5th

8

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

The Cox Express

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Won heavy-ground bumper on debut a year ago but has cut little ice since switched to hurdling and was pulled up on last month's handicap debut; needs combination of wind op and first-time tongue-tie to enable a transformation.

16/1

0

5

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

The Cox Express

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Robert Walford

Won his bumper on heavy, albeit a weak one; tailed off in all three qualifying runs over hurdles but at least he should go on the ground.

10/1

Form: 2975

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on hurdle debut in France in September (2m1f, soft) and showed first significant promise in Britain when fifth against other juveniles at Exeter (2m, good to soft) in November; had wind surgery soon afterwards and now moves up in trip for his handicap debut; should have more to offer.

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6th

10

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Kauto Kawai

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: David Pipe

Runner-up on hurdle debut in France in September (2m1f, soft) and showed first significant promise in Britain when fifth against other juveniles at Exeter (2m, good to soft) in November; had wind surgery soon afterwards and now moves up in trip for his handicap debut; should have more to offer.

6/1

Form: /1-6P9 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on old form but, following a long absence, was soundly beaten in three chases for new stable in the autumn; needs to be revitalised by today's return to hurdling.

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7th

9

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Reine Fee

11st 2lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Well handicapped on old form but, following a long absence, was soundly beaten in three chases for new stable in the autumn; needs to be revitalised by today's return to hurdling.

25/1

Form: 436P-6 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Became disappointing for Gary Moore last season (often racing lazily) and was safely held on stable debut at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in November; subsequent wind op might have helped but others look less risky.

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2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Legal Rights

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Six wins on Flat and over hurdles but ended his time with Gary Moore on a low note and little sign of a revival for new yard; limited appeal with first-time visor replacing cheekpieces and tongue-tie discarded.

12/1

8th

1

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Legal Rights

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Became disappointing for Gary Moore last season (often racing lazily) and was safely held on stable debut at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in November; subsequent wind op might have helped but others look less risky.

16/1

Form: 895-86

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Not yet fully exposed after only six hurdle starts but was safely held in his first three handicaps (2m3f-2m5f) and needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

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0

5

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

King Of Lombardy

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not yet fully exposed after only six hurdle starts but was safely held in his first three handicaps (2m3f-2m5f) and needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

12/1

6th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Taunton

King Of Lombardy

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, in touch with leaders before 4 out

12/1

Form: 78P/92 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in 2m Chepstow handicap in October, after a long absence, and did not achieve a great deal when remote second in a seller over that trip here the following month (first-time cheekpieces); revival needed.

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0

6

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Canford Light

11st 6lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Well beaten in 2m Chepstow handicap in October, after a long absence, and did not achieve a great deal when remote second in a seller over that trip here the following month (first-time cheekpieces); revival needed.

25/1

Form: 2P1-F8 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Did well over fences last season, winning three times; below form here last month, after a layoff, but might have needed that outing and usual cheekpieces are refitted for this bid to exploit his lower hurdle mark.

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12

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Who Is That

10st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Did well over fences last season, winning three times; below form here last month, after a layoff, but might have needed that outing and usual cheekpieces are refitted for this bid to exploit his lower hurdle mark.

10/1

8th

2

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Who Is That

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

3-10 over fences, the latest win gained at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in April; that form has been very well advertised by the close second since, but this one hasn't been seen since he fell at Worcester in May.

11/2

5

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Worcester

Who Is That

11st 6lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Bar a couple of blips he ran really well last season and returned to form with a win under Freddie Gordon at Fontwell (2m3f, good) last month; the clear runner-up has franked the form and he's a strong contender up 4lb.

3/1

Form: 5444U8

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden; has each-way claims if judged on a couple of last summer's efforts but was safely held last week, after a break, and makes only limited appeal from 3lb out of the weights; tongue-tie/visor added.

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13

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

One Man Party

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Ten-race maiden; has each-way claims if judged on a couple of last summer's efforts but was safely held last week, after a break, and makes only limited appeal from 3lb out of the weights; tongue-tie/visor added.

20/1

8th

11

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:37 Hereford

One Man Party

10st 5lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Backed into favouritism when unseating midrace on chase debut in August (absent since); only 7l away over 2m4f at Uttoxeter the time before and, although 5lb out of the weights, Caoilin Quinn draws back 3lb of that with his claim.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £321.00
Straight Forecast £237.50
Tricast £1490.10
Trifecta £1122.00

Selections

The Times:

Birdman Bob

RP RATINGS:

King Of Lombardy

SPOTLIGHT:

Nickelforce

Daily Mirror:

Kauto Kawai

The Sun:

One Last Glance

Daily Mail:

Who Is That

Telegraph:

Grandee

The Star:

Nickelforce

POSTDATA:

King Of Lombardy

WEST COUNTRY:

King Of Lombardy

The Guardian:

Birdman Bob

D Express:

Birdman Bob

Daily Record:

Birdman Bob