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Leicester Racecourse Ideal Self-Hire Wedding Venue Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 1m 7f 113y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Leicester Racecourse Ideal Self-Hire Wedding Venue Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

Form: 9/334 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has had three starts at Ludlow since returning from a long absence last November; showed promise in a couple of those but was beaten 19l when the favourite on his handicap debut (2m5f, soft) latest; unexposed, drops back in trip and is not ruled out.

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

1st

7

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

15:55 Leicester

The Famous Five

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

took keen hold, prominent, challenging and going best 2 out, pushed along and led last, kept on well final 110yds, comfortably

5/2

4th

8

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:05 Ludlow

The Famous Five

11st 2lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Useful French Flat form when winning twice over middle distances in 2021; has yet to really get going over hurdles, following his heavy initial defeat in a Grade 2 with remote placings here over 2m5f and 2m; however, he was running on over the shorter trip last time and looks interesting back up in trip for his handicap debut, especially in a race his stable has done well in.

5/2

3rd

13

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

The Famous Five

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Two French Flat wins in 2021 but he's had just two hurdle runs for this yard; struggled at Kempton last February but that was in the Adonis (Grade 2) and he ran well for a long way over 2m5f here (third of six) on his recent comeback; looks open to more progress on this drop back in trip and he's respected for in-form yard.

3/1

Form: 1-1390 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back hurdles at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) and Ffos Las (2m, soft) last spring but has been last in all three subsequent starts; plenty to prove at present; cheekpieces now tried.

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

4th

3

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield

Double Click

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won back-to-back hurdles at Wincanton (1m7f maiden, good to soft) and Ffos Las (2m handicap, soft) last spring; lost his way but bounced back in the new cheekpieces when giving it a good go from the front at Leicester (heavy); thereabouts dropped back into a Class 5.

9/4

2nd

8

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

15:55 Leicester

Double Click

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

led, headed before 4 out, rallied and led again after 3 out, faced challenge 2 out, headed last, no extra final 110yds

9/1

10th

1

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

Class 5

14:15 Uttoxeter

Double Click

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won maiden at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) and followed up in a Ffos Las handicap (2m, soft); two backward steps since (May and November) and it's a concern that he showed so little when 5-1 back on soft at Wincanton last time; this is a big step up in trip and he is bred to stay.

10/1

Form: P524-3 CD

Last run: 75 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Just 1lb higher now than his latest success, at Musselburgh 13 months ago; returned from a break with a respectable effort to be 23l third in a 0-130 at Newbury last November; needs to improve on that to win but that's not ruled out.

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

5th

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:20 Sandown

Made For You

11st 13lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

No win since December 2022; respectable third both starts this term, latest on heavy; needs to improve on that form but yard is going well.

4/1

3rd

2

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

15:55 Leicester

Made For You

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

midfield, headway after 4 out, switched left before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, weakened approaching last

3/1

3rd

6

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:05 Newbury

Made For You

11st 7lb

J: Mr Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

always behind

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6P9-26 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Former Grade 2 chase winner when trained by Jessica Harrington; good effort when returning from a break and wind surgery at Uttoxeter last November (2m, heavy); jumping let him down a bit on his latest start; player if he can bounce back.

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

4th

3

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:20 Sandown

Sizing Pottsie

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

2022 Grade 2 chase winner when trained by Jessica Harrington; close second of five under Gearoid Harney at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in November when returning from wind surgery; followed that with a poor show but made a partial revival at Leicester on latest outing, albeit held by Made For You.

5/1

4th

1

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

15:55 Leicester

Sizing Pottsie

12st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, disputed lead, weakened from 2 out

4/1

Form: 12554P D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has won twice over hurdles on soft at up to 2m4f; best form would give him a chance but hasn't produced that on his last four starts.

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

10th

6

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Heross Du Seuil

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Ryan Potter

Not as good as he was when with Nicky Henderson and, although still a winner this season (2m4f, soft) in September, his recent efforts have been thoroughly underwhelming.

10/1

5th

6

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

15:55 Leicester

Heross Du Seuil

10st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Ryan Potter

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 2nd, not fluent and dropped to midfield 3rd, struggling after 4 out, tailed off

10/1

Form: 707/7

Last run: 137 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won twice on the Flat in Ireland at up to 1m4f, when trained by Peter Fahey; has changed hands since being last of seven in a Kilbeggan hurdle when last seen in September; bit to prove.

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

7th

9

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Kojin

10st 4lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

held up in rear

33/1

9th

10

(3)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kojin

8st 7lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Won twice on the Flat in Ireland in the second half of 2022; badly out of sorts in 2023 and he was pulled up in the mud on last month's stable debut (hurdles); lowly mark back on the Flat but others have fewer negatives.

33/1

0

4

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

15:55 Leicester

Kojin

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 5th, led before 4 out, weakened quickly and headed after 3 out, pulled up after 2 out

10/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £68.00
Tricast £161.80

Selections

POSTDATA:

The Famous Five

WEST COUNTRY:

Sizing Pottsie

Telegraph:

Double Click

TOPSPEED:

Heross Du Seuil

RP RATINGS:

Made For You

The Times:

The Famous Five

The Guardian:

The Famous Five

D Express:

The Famous Five

The Sun:

The Famous Five

The Star:

The Famous Five

Daily Record:

The Famous Five

Daily Mirror:

Sizing Pottsie