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Blundells Preparatory Racing To School Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4832.11
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Blundells Preparatory Racing To School Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

OUR TIP

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £2.00

Form: -24826

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Came clear with an unexposed winner over 2m4f at Wincanton in November and his defeat back there the following month was on his chase debut; could go well.

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

1st

2

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Chankaya

11st 13lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Mitchell Hunt

Came clear with an unexposed winner over 2m4f at Wincanton in November and his defeat back there the following month was on his chase debut; could go well.

5/1

6th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Chankaya

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Acts well in the mud so his handicap debut on heavy ground at Chepstow was disappointing; put the record straight when coming clear with an unexposed winner over 2m4f here 19 days ago; has gone up 6lb and this Flat-bred's ability to cope with fences has to be taken on trust on chase debut.

7/1

2nd

5

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Chankaya

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Looked as though he might be going somewhere when second at Newton Abbot and fourth at Uttoxeter, but he then ran moderately on his handicap debut; should have a squeak off this mark.

20/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 341326 BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won on heavy at Newton Abbot in September (2m1f) and two good runs followed, including a second over C&D; reportedly bled when a disappointing favourite last time; chance if back on song.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Taunton

Imperial Measure

11st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders

7/2

2nd

7

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Imperial Measure

11st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Won on heavy at Newton Abbot in September (2m1f) and two good runs followed, including a second over C&D; reportedly bled when a disappointing favourite last time; chance if back on song.

3/1

25/1

  • Place: £7.10

Form: 023-7

Last run: 107 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won four times on the Flat when trained in France and made the frame in two maiden hurdles; however, faded into a remote seventh on handicap debut (2m1f, soft) and stamina could be an issue over this far.

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

11th

6

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Diamand De Vindecy

11st 4lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Robert Bevis

Ran his best race in this sphere when third of 12 in 2m3f Taunton handicap 16 days ago; he was a fair 1m7f winner on the Flat in France so needs considering off an unchanged mark.

12/1

3rd

1

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Diamand De Vindecy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Robert Bevis

Won four times on the Flat when trained in France and made the frame in two maiden hurdles; however, faded into a remote seventh on handicap debut (2m1f, soft) and stamina could be an issue over this far.

25/1

Form: 7-4896

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Like a few in here, he's performed to a modest standard in novice events but consequently goes handicapping at a realistic level; worth checking in the betting.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:40 Chepstow

Getuptheyard

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Very respectable fourth of 12 on handicap debut at Taunton (2m3f, soft) in February but ran in snatches when below that form over same C&D last month; others look safer here.

20/1

8th

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:10 Taunton

Getuptheyard

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Unplaced all four hurdling starts but made pretty good start to handicap career when fourth of 12 over C&D (soft) three weeks ago and enters calculations.

7/1

4th

4

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Getuptheyard

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Nigel Hawke

Like a few in here, he's performed to a modest standard in novice events but consequently goes handicapping at a realistic level; worth checking in the betting.

12/1

Form: 44-54P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

A 14l fourth in 2m Wincanton handicap (1m7f, heavy) before a puzzling run at Leicester (2m4f); now 8lb lower than for that penultimate run and cheekpieces are added.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Mini Yeats

10st 6lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

0-10 over hurdles; stayed on well to take second over C&D (soft) on last month's chasing debut, but needs to bounce back from a poor performance 12 days later; swaps cheekpieces for first-time visor.

7/1

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Mini Yeats

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Had plenty of chances to get off the mark over hurdles and again he came up short on chasing debut at Taunton (2m, soft), where he was outpaced before keeping on (second run in the cheekpieces); no surprise to see him produce something similar here.

4/1

2nd

7

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Mini Yeats

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Mitchell Hunt

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost position after 4 out, rallied from 2 out, no chance with winner but went second run-in

10/1

Form: 7-7805

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Lasted just two races with Dan Skelton; beaten 17l into fifth on handicap debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) and looks up against it.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

12

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Irlandais

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Lasted just two races with Dan Skelton; beaten 17l into fifth on handicap debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) and looks up against it.

12/1

5th

10

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Irlandais

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Lasted just two races with Dan Skelton and has shown nothing in two runs for this yard; goes handicapping with much to prove.

14/1

12th

7

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 3

13:45 Exeter

Irlandais

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Kayley Woollacott

Didn't last long with Dan Skelton and he was 66-1 when tailed off in a maiden at Wincanton three weeks ago.

100/1

Form: -7P7R8

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Refused to race at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) two runs back and hasn't shown much when she has consented to take part; hood removed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Gardons La

10st 6lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Beginning to look exposed after offering little in six handicaps and refused to race in one of those; others safer.

20/1

7

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:35 Wincanton

Gardons La

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Holds weak claims on bare form and comes with risk having refused to race here in December; however, the combination of drop in trip and Harry Cobden (up for first time) may prompt improvement.

16/1

7th

9

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Gardons La

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

Refused to race at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) two runs back and hasn't shown much when she has consented to take part; hood removed.

40/1

Form: 79P7

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Probably flattered by proximity to principals when ninth of 14 on hurdle debut over C&D as she's offered little since; goes handicapping with much to prove.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

13

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Doras Addrezz

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

No threat in either of her two handicaps of late, over 2m3f and 2m, although she was right up against it from way out of the handicap here this month; early days yet but a good deal more needed.

33/1

6th

7

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:35 Hereford

Doras Addrezz

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Unable to land a significant blow when 33-1 for last month's handicap debut at Taunton (2m3f, soft) and effectively 18lb higher from out of the weights here.

33/1

8th

11

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Doras Addrezz

10st 3lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Probably flattered by proximity to principals when ninth of 14 on hurdle debut over C&D as she's offered little since; goes handicapping with much to prove.

33/1

Form: 0778

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Hard to make a solid case on his modest achievements to date but he now goes handicapping for an in-form yard; market useful.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

King Of The Road

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Well beaten on handicap debut in February (made respiratory noise) but fared considerably better and was clearcut winner here (2m2f, good to soft) ten days ago; carries 7lb penalty today but has plenty of scope for further progress; respected.

7/2

1st

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

King Of The Road

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Modest form in a bumper and in four runs over hurdles, including at Taunton on handicap debut last time (2m3f, soft, rider said the gelding made a respiratory noise); others look stronger.

10/1

Form: 9005

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in all his hurdles but in good hands and there could be improvement lurking now raised in trip for handicap debut.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Bruce Gobbler

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tailed off in all his hurdles but in good hands and there could be improvement lurking now raised in trip for handicap debut.

9/1

5th

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:15 Wincanton

Bruce Gobbler

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Has trailed in tailed off in three runs for this yard, the last two hurdles at Taunton; very opposable.

50/1

12th

2

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:55 Taunton

Bruce Gobbler

11st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Finished last of four in his sole point and tailed off in both starts for this yard, in a bumper and a 2m novice over C&D.

150/1

13/2

Form: 8-7545

Last run: 182 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Point winner in May; has performed okay in two of her handicaps but needs more if she's to win this; formerly with Alastair Ralph.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

15

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:40 Chepstow

Citizen Jane

10st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Ryan Potter

Soundly beaten on all three starts for new stable this year and now 0-11 over hurdles; not written off just yet but could be considered only if lively in the betting; tongue-tie (worn for last two races) left off.

25/1

9th

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Citizen Jane

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ryan Potter

Point winner last spring who was on the premises in two handicaps over the summer, at 2m4f (soft) and 2m1f (good); well beaten in first outing for this yard and had a hopeless weights task next time but capable of having a say in this company.

16/1

7th

6

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:35 Hereford

Citizen Jane

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Competitive off lowly marks for Alastair Ralph last summer but soundly beaten on last month's stable debut at Taunton (2m3f, soft) and now 0-9 over hurdles; 16lb out of the weights today; tongue-tie added.

25/1

Form: 8-3P36 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Point and chase (2m4f, soft) winner; a staying-on third of 14 in a handicap hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) last month but then disappointed favourite backers when sent over 2m4f back there (trip no excuse); certainly a contender on that penultimate piece of form.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

12

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Tribesmans Glory

10st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Regressive and inconsistent 10yo who has not won since 2020; ran game race when second of four at Bangor (2m1f, soft) last month but it's hard to predict whether he'll be in the right mood again.

14/1

2nd

5

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Tribesmans Glory

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Tailed off the last twice over hurdles and was pulled up on his sole chase run this campaign; has won in this discipline but has a good bit to prove right now.

14/1

12th

8

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Tribesmans Glory

10st 13lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Point and chase (2m4f, soft) winner; a staying-on third of 14 in a handicap hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) last month but then disappointed favourite backers when sent over 2m4f back there (trip no excuse); certainly a contender on that penultimate piece of form.

15/2

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Payout
Exacta £225.00
Straight Forecast £165.30
Tricast £2740.80
Trifecta £3609.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

King Of The Road

RP RATINGS:

Chankaya

SPOTLIGHT:

Imperial Measure

The Star:

Irlandais

D Express:

Diamand De Vindecy

POSTDATA:

Tribesmans Glory

The Times:

King Of The Road

Telegraph:

King Of The Road

Daily Mail:

King Of The Road

The Sun:

King Of The Road

Daily Mirror:

Imperial Measure

The Guardian:

Chankaya

Daily Record:

Chankaya