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Payne Crop Nutrition Ltd Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 7f 95y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Payne Crop Nutrition Ltd Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 321214 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Emphatic C&D winner on good to soft before coming up well shy at Sandown when out of the weights; likeable type and effectively 2lb lower than for that course win courtesy of Alex Chadwick taking off 7lb.

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

3rd

12

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

For Gina

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

raced in second and pressed leader, disputed lead 8th, led 3 out, saddle slipped and jockey unbalanced before 2 out, headed last, lost second towards finish

10/1

2nd

4

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

For Gina

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

Triple staying hurdle winner; produced a career-best when winning decisively at Fakenham (2m7f, soft) on her penultimate start; ran no sort of race in a Doncaster Listed event (3m, soft) latest; should be thereabouts if bouncing back.

5/1

5

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

15:10 Doncaster

For Gina

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Has a progressive record in Class 5 handicaps, most recently winning at Fakenham (2m7f, soft); however, faces a much tougher assignment upped sharply in grade.

12/1

11/10

  • Place: £1.30

Form: P-35F1

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Left Warren Greatrex for £2,500 in October but his new trainer has turned him around as he was going well when falling late on at Southwell (3m) and then made amends by winning as he liked at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft); 12lb higher now with a penalty, as he was due a 5lb rise, but still looks the one to beat.

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

1st

6

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Hermes Le Gris

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Was quick to make his mark for his current yard when bagging 2m4f Huntingdon handicap hurdle in February but he comes here on the back of a below-par sixth at Hereford (2m4f) 38 days ago; he's the sort to bounce back though.

4/1

6th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Hermes Le Gris

11st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

In good form for new stable this year, most notably when winning easily by 7l at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) last month; had to settle for second at Fakenham (2m7f, soft) three weeks ago and is effectively another 2lb higher here but the drop back in trip looks the right move; major player.

15/8

2nd

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Hermes Le Gris

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway and went second after 3 out, went clear with winner 2 out, weakened gradually before last

11/10

OUR TIP

Form: 5-12P4 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Clearcut winner over 2m4f here in November (good to soft) and perhaps better again when going close at Leicester (1m7f, heavy); however, her guard has dropped the last twice and she's sent over a new trip with a lot of weight.

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

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:45 Uttoxeter

Crem Fresh

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Barry Brennan

Below her best on last three appearances, though a reluctance to settle (often the case) was never going to help when upped to nearly 3m the last time; she did win at Fakenham in November (7lb lower) on her last race at about this trip and heavy ground is fine.

10/1

3rd

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Crem Fresh

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Barry Brennan

took keen hold, led, headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out

9/1

Form: P533

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and best form yet when a rallying third of 15 upped to 3m at Doncaster (good to soft) on handicap debut; that's something to build on.

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

5

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Little Talks

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Neil King

prominent

10/1

4th

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Little Talks

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

raced in second, lost position 3 out, weakened before 2 out

6/1

Form: 3P602

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer; left previous hurdle form behind when runner-up on handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft), weakening from the last; going further here shouldn't be a problem giving his background.

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

4th

7

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Mistymal

10st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Somewhat disappointing when upped to 2m7f at Fakenham last month but his second on handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) in January was a good performance, and he's probably worth persisting with over this trip.

9/2

5th

6

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Mistymal

10st 11lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

in touch with leaders, weakened before 3 out

4/1

2nd

6

17th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:35 Southwell

Mistymal

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Tim Vaughan

Pulled up/tailed off on his three hurdle starts but now goes handicapping off a lowly mark and he won an Irish maiden point last April, after which he was bought for £58,000; he's one to keep a close eye on in the betting.

13/2

Form: 3-244P

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Only 1-26 and 0-7 as a hurdler; two good chase runs this season but twice poor as well, including when pulled up last time at Sedgefield; a repeat of his close second at Warwick in November (2m4f, soft) would see him very competitive, for all that it was over fences; stays this far.

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

6th

7

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Eurkash

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

in touch with leaders on inner, weakened before 3 out

16/1

0

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Eurkash

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Paul Webber

took keen hold, prominent

9/1

4th

7

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Eurkash

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Went down fighting when close second at Warwick (2m4f, soft) last month, after a break, and can be excused for finding 3m on heavy ground too taxing last time (first run in cheekpieces); however he remains without a win since 2020 and others appeal more.

10/1

Form: 7-7506

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Beaten a good way in all his runs and doesn't look obviously well treated for this handicap debut; unraced beyond 2m4f.

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

4th

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Mountain Bay

11st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in rear, outpaced 5th

25/1

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Mountain Bay

11st 11lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

in rear, reminder after 7th, weakened and pulled up before 10th

20/1

6th

4

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Mountain Bay

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Down the field at big prices in two bumpers and same story in three hurdle runs since October; needs a transformation at this new trip.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £97.00
Straight Forecast £88.90
Trifecta £685.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hermes Le Gris

The Times:

Mistymal

The Sun:

For Gina

RP RATINGS:

Hermes Le Gris

POSTDATA:

Hermes Le Gris

Telegraph:

Hermes Le Gris

The Guardian:

Hermes Le Gris

Daily Mail:

Hermes Le Gris

D Express:

Hermes Le Gris

Daily Mirror:

Hermes Le Gris

The Star:

Hermes Le Gris

Daily Record:

Hermes Le Gris