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15:05 Huntingdon

Soft

Richard Howard Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 1m 7f 171y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Richard Howard Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 00-7F3 BF

Last run: 95 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles in France last February (including Listed race) and was in good form in British handicap chases when last seen in the autumn; has a fighting chance here if fully tuned up after three-month break; hood and tongue-tie both fitted for first time in Britain.

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

3rd

13

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Jipcot

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Two-time French hurdle winner (including Listed); things finally clicked in Britain at Huntingdon (2m, soft) last Sunday when he went back over hurdles and won easily with hood/tongue-tie combined (same today); had only four rivals to beat and this is much hotter, but he's respected under a penalty.

11/2

1st

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Jipcot

12st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Won twice over hurdles in France last February (including Listed race) and was in good form in British handicap chases when last seen in the autumn; has a fighting chance here if fully tuned up after three-month break; hood and tongue-tie both fitted for first time in Britain.

5/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 220-73

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Smart on the Flat at his best; 0-6 over hurdles but bettered low-key seasonal debut when close third of six over C&D (soft) last month, and can improve again if more fluent over the flights today.

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11th

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Bluegrass

10st 9lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Third in the 2022 Dante for Aidan O'Brien; however, he took a while to win his first race over hurdles, scoring easily at the eighth attempt at Fakenham on good ground he seemed to enjoy (as was also the case on the Flat); might be vulnerable under these conditions.

15/2

1st

1

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:10 Fakenham

Bluegrass

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Very useful on the Flat for Aidan O'Brien and he signalled his turn is near in this sphere when a good runner-up in 2m Huntingdon handicap 12 days ago; he holds major claims back in maiden company.

5/4

2/1

Form: 457331 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Learning to settle better as he gathers experience, and came from off the pace to win readily by over 7l at Southwell (2m, good to soft) in January, his second handicap; up 9lb but could still have a lot more to offer.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Damarta

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Learning to settle better as he gathers experience, and came from off the pace to win readily by over 7l at Southwell (2m, good to soft) in January, his second handicap; up 9lb but could still have a lot more to offer.

2/1

Form: 64-151 D

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 8yo who is 2-3 for Jonjo O'Neill this season, the latter win gained at Wetherby (2m, soft) on Boxing Day; 6lb higher here but a 3lb claimer is replaced by a 10lb claimer; respected.

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2nd

3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Royal Rhythm

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, headway before 4 out, went second before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

100/30

4th

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Royal Rhythm

11st 11lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ex-Irish 8yo who is 2-3 for Jonjo O'Neill this season, the latter win gained at Wetherby (2m, soft) on Boxing Day; 6lb higher here but a 3lb claimer is replaced by a 10lb claimer; respected.

3/1

1st

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Royal Rhythm

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Dual hurdle winner when trained in Ireland; nicely on top on debut for this yard at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) and it's unlikely that he gave his running at Warwick off just 4lb higher last time; remains of interest.

9/2

Form: 1426-5 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Left Alan King after two disappointing Flat runs last summer but made quite pleasing reappearance when fifth of nine over hurdles at Taunton (2m, good) for Jimmy Frost last month; needs to build on that performance here but not ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

6

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Greystoke

11st 1lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Left Alan King after two disappointing Flat runs last summer but made quite pleasing reappearance when fifth of nine over hurdles at Taunton (2m, good) for Jimmy Frost last month; needs to build on that performance here but not ruled out.

16/1

5th

9

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Greystoke

10st 12lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

1-6 over hurdles, not seen in this sphere since July 2022; hit career-best Flat form (1m4f) last spring but went off the boil and unraced since August; has changed hands and left Alan King.

33/1

10th

5

(8)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Newbury

Greystoke

9st 11lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Alan King

Consistent on AW before winning comfortably at Chester (1m4f, soft) in May, a clear personal best; backward steps in both starts since, however.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £158.00
Straight Forecast £151.80
Trifecta £273.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Royal Rhythm

SPOTLIGHT:

Damarta

D Express:

Jipcot

TOPSPEED:

Bluegrass

The Times:

Greystoke

The Sun:

Damarta

The Star:

Jipcot

POSTDATA:

Bluegrass

WEST COUNTRY:

Royal Rhythm

Telegraph:

Royal Rhythm

Daily Record:

Royal Rhythm