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Betfair Serial Winners Fund Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers’ Hurdle Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £10744.19
  • 3m 0f 52y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Betfair Serial Winners Fund Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers’ Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: P1-2P2 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D (good) last March and he's been a good second on two of his three starts this season (good to soft/soft), including over C&D; there's every chance he'll be in the mix.

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1st

3

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Emitom

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won over C&D (good) last March and he's been a good second on two of his three starts this season (good to soft/soft), including over C&D; there's every chance he'll be in the mix.

4/1

2nd

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

14:10 Ludlow

Emitom

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Formerly high class; snapped a long losing run at Newbury last March on debut for this yard and ran well to be second 251 days later; he didn't run much of a race at Haydock last time but this is at least easier than that.

4/1

0

9

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:20 Haydock

Emitom

10st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Very smart at his peak (early 2020) with Warren Greatrex, including for a C&D Grade 2 win on heavy ground; snapped a long losing run at Newbury this March on debut for this yard and creditable second there in November when next seen; chance on that, although this is a more competitive race.

12/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 27-112 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo who won his first two starts for this yard towards the end of last year (2m7f/3m, good to soft/heavy) and may well have completed a hat-trick at Warwick (3m1f, soft) but for a stumble after the final flight; has a progressive profile and could go well once more.

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2nd

4

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Kyntara

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Lightly raced 8yo who won his first two starts for this yard towards the end of last year (2m7f/3m, good to soft/heavy) and may well have completed a hat-trick at Warwick (3m1f, soft) but for a stumble after the final flight; has a progressive profile and could go well once more.

3/1

2nd

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

13:49 Warwick

Kyntara

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Point winner for this trainer; won a bumper (2m, heavy) and was placed on five of six hurdle/chase starts for Kim Bailey; rejoined Mel Rowley for this season, easily winning a four-runner handicap hurdle at Lingfield (2m7f, good to soft) and following up by 7l against six rivals at Aintree (3m, heavy); up 6lb and in class but he now looks a rising force.

5/2

1st

1

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 4

12:20 Aintree

Kyntara

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Point winner for this trainer; won a bumper (2m, heavy) and was placed on several occasions over hurdles for Kim Bailey; re-joined Mel Rowley last month and easily won four-runner Lingfield handicap hurdle (2m7f, good to soft) last time; up 5lb in a better race; a possible.

11/4

6/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 3U-155 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Won at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) last January and in good style on his reappearance at Aintree (3m, good to soft) in October; of interest on that Aintree win but he's finished merely fifth the last twice; has to raise his game.

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3rd

8

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Equinus

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) last January and in good style on his reappearance at Aintree (3m, good to soft) in October; of interest on that Aintree win but he's finished merely fifth the last twice; has to raise his game.

6/1

Form: 31421/ D

Last run: 660 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 10yo who was a promising second on handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) in March 2022 and won off today's mark at Warwick (3m1f, good) the following month; however, he's been absent since and it remains to be seen if he retains his ability.

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4th

9

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Picanha

10st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Very lightly raced 10yo who was a promising second on handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) in March 2022 and won off today's mark at Warwick (3m1f, good) the following month; however, he's been absent since and it remains to be seen if he retains his ability.

25/1

1st

7

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:00 Warwick

Picanha

10st 10lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

2nd

1

3rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Picanha

11st 12lb

J: Daniel Hiskett

T: Richard Phillips

Won his only point and his only bumper, and landed a maiden hurdle at Warwick (2m5f, soft) in December on his second start back from a long absence; well beaten in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham since but has far more realistic claims on this handicap debut and this very lightly raced 8yo is respected.

100/30

OUR TIP

Form: 133128 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Three good-ground wins last year (2m7f-3m2f) and fine second of 20 at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft) in October; below par at Cheltenham (3m, soft) in November last time out and perhaps he wants better ground, but he's shown promise on soft/heavy in the past and is not ruled out after a break.

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5th

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Judicial Law

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Three good-ground wins last year (2m7f-3m2f) and fine second of 20 at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft) in October; below par at Cheltenham (3m, soft) in November last time out and perhaps he wants better ground, but he's shown promise on soft/heavy in the past and is not ruled out after a break.

9/1

8th

6

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Judicial Law

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

In a solid spell from May onwards, including three good-ground wins but also placed on soft and heavy; wore cheekpieces on last two starts, showing career-best form on latest when strong-finishing second of 20 over C&D; up another 3lb but will probably get in the shake-up.

6/1

2nd

11

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Judicial Law

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Rallied well to lead close home in first-time cheekpieces at Kelso (3m2f, good) last month and is now 5-14 over hurdles; needs to find something extra to overcome latest 3lb rise but enters calculations.

14/1

Form: 2-5146 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner who scored on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November; soundly beaten over fences the next twice and unproven on soft ground, but he's in top hands and perhaps the return to hurdles will trigger a revival from this lightly raced 8yo.

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6th

7

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Wiseguy

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner who scored on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November; soundly beaten over fences the next twice and unproven on soft ground, but he's in top hands and perhaps the return to hurdles will trigger a revival from this lightly raced 8yo.

9/1

6th

4

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Wiseguy

10st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced 8yo who made winning seasonal/chase debut at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November; not quite in same form when fourth at Cheltenham last month but can do better if more fluent over the fences here.

12/1

4th

3

16th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

12:40 Cheltenham

Wiseguy

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

led, hit 6th, mistake 14th, hit 17th, headed after 2 out, weakened last

7/2

Form: 3-7014 BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Returned to form in this headgear combination to win big-field handicap at Cheltenham (2m5f, good to soft) in November and fair fourth at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) next time; also effective on soft ground and this step back up in trip is worth a go; not ruled out.

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7th

5

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

American Sniper

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Returned to form in this headgear combination to win big-field handicap at Cheltenham (2m5f, good to soft) in November and fair fourth at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) next time; also effective on soft ground and this step back up in trip is worth a go; not ruled out.

13/2

4th

2

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Taunton

American Sniper

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Not the easiest to catch right but the front two came clear when he returned to winning ways at Cheltenham (2m5f, good to soft) on latest start, with first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces back on; seems fine on soft ground and not without hope of defying a 6lb rise if holding his form.

3/1

Form: -22116

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 6yo who won two novice hurdles towards the end of last year (2m7f/2m6f, good to soft/heavy); soundly beaten sixth when back in a handicap at Cheltenham (3m, heavy) on New Year's Day but it wasn't a bad performance and he may be capable of better; not discounted.

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8th

11

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Ikarak

10st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Ex-French 6yo who won two novice hurdles towards the end of last year (2m7f/2m6f, good to soft/heavy); soundly beaten sixth when back in a handicap at Cheltenham (3m, heavy) on New Year's Day but it wasn't a bad performance and he may be capable of better; not discounted.

15/2

6th

8

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Ikarak

10st 6lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Won twice over fences in France (very soft/heavy) in 2022; competitive in all five British starts, with cheekpieces on last three and making all in novice hurdles at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft) and Newcastle (2m6f, heavy) on last two; respected on his return to a handicap.

8/1

1st

1

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Newcastle

Ikarak

11st 7lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Carries a 7lb penalty against some interesting rivals but he won twice over fences in France last year (very soft/heavy) and has shown strong form in Britain, winning a novice hurdle at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft) in October last time out; he's the one to beat today.

4/5

Form: P1P-37 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 2-3414 D BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in December and not helped by mid-race mistake when fair fourth of six at Haydock (3m, heavy) 11 days later; this consistent 11yo could give a good account but has a modest 2-33 strike-rate and today's race is warmer than he's used to; others are more compelling.

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10th

10

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Ballymagroarty Boy

10st 13lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Won at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in December and not helped by mid-race mistake when fair fourth of six at Haydock (3m, heavy) 11 days later; this consistent 11yo could give a good account but has a modest 2-33 strike-rate and today's race is warmer than he's used to; others are more compelling.

12/1

7

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:40 Chepstow

Ballymagroarty Boy

10st 8lb

T: Nigel Hawke

4th

2

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Ballymagroarty Boy

11st 6lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nigel Hawke

Has 2-32 strike-rate but scores good marks for consistency, his first win (2018) came at this track and his second was delivered in clearcut fashion at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) 11 days ago on the first occasion he's been ridden by Ben Bromley; up 4lb to a career-high mark at the age of ten but should be seriously involved.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £161.00
Straight Forecast £207.20
Tricast £985.90
Trifecta £1308.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Emitom

D Express:

Kyntara

SPOTLIGHT:

On The Blind Side

WEST COUNTRY:

American Sniper

TOPSPEED:

Ikarak

LAMBOURN:

Wiseguy

The Sun:

American Sniper

Daily Mirror:

Kyntara

The Star:

Kyntara

POSTDATA:

Emitom

The Times:

Emitom

The Guardian:

Emitom

Daily Record:

Emitom

Telegraph:

On The Blind Side

Daily Mail:

On The Blind Side