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Klargester Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Klargester Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 31-2F1 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Late faller on penultimate start; justified favouritism in novice contest over C&D (heavy) latest, adding to his two bumper wins; still open to further progress and should do well in handicaps; respected.

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5th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 183y

Class 3

14:10 Newbury

Spirits Bay

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual bumper winner who has taken well to hurdling, winning a novice and handicap over an extended 2m at Exeter (soft/heavy) in recent weeks; had plenty in hand latterly so an 8lb rise looks fair.

4/1

1st

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Spirits Bay

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Late faller on penultimate start; justified favouritism in novice contest over C&D (heavy) latest, adding to his two bumper wins; still open to further progress and should do well in handicaps; respected.

13/8

1st

5

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:05 Exeter

Spirits Bay

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual bumper winner who was second to a useful rival on hurdling debut at Sandown (2m, soft) in November and looked set to be placed before last-flight fall in good race at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) the following month; the one to beat here.

4/7

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5/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: -12310 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Came up well short in major handicap at Newbury last month; consistent and steadily progressive otherwise; scored at Warwick (2m, soft) the time before and, now back down in grade, remains of interest.

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1st

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Donnacha

11st 12lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, awkward jump 5th, going best when challenging 3 out, led just before 2 out, soon shaken up, ridden and kept on well run-in

2/1

2nd

2

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Donnacha

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Came up well short in major handicap at Newbury last month; consistent and steadily progressive otherwise; scored at Warwick (2m, soft) the time before and, now back down in grade, remains of interest.

5/2

11th

24

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Donnacha

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Ran well behind Go Dante and Doddiethegreat at Cheltenham in December, then won at Warwick (2m, soft) last month; faces a harder task at this level but he's consistent and steadily progressive; one to consider.

22/1

Form: 413 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Scored at this venue (2m2f, heavy) on second attempt under rules; no match for the first two at Taunton (2m3f) since but has been dropped 4lb for that effort; interesting back at Exeter on handicap debut.

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6th

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Moorefields

11st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

in touch with leaders

9/2

3rd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Moorefields

11st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Scored at this venue (2m2f, heavy) on second attempt under rules; no match for the first two at Taunton (2m3f) since but has been dropped 4lb for that effort; interesting back at Exeter on handicap debut.

5/1

3rd

2

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Moorefields

11st 9lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Made the frame in three Irish points; this term he has run in two maiden hurdles at Exeter, coming a promising fourth on hurdling debut (2m, soft) and improving to win 16-runner race on New Year's Day (2m2f, heavy); two of today's rivals, however, demand big improvement.

12/1

Form: P23206 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 9yo whose rules record is just 1-24; beaten long way at Sandown (2m4f) last month on debut for new stable; more exposed than most of these rivals and is best watched unless there's a market move.

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6th

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:42 Hereford

Hard Rain

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Ex-Irish 9yo whose second-place finish at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) came in selling grade and who still has a poor strike-rate; far from certain to go one better returned to handicap level.

12/1

2nd

1

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:50 Exeter

Hard Rain

11st 8lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Tailed off on both starts for this yard and needs to get back on track, but he holds strong claims on last year's Irish form and this drop in grade could trigger a revival.

3/1

4th

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Hard Rain

11st 6lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Ex-Irish 9yo whose rules record is just 1-24; beaten long way at Sandown (2m4f) last month on debut for new stable; more exposed than most of these rivals and is best watched unless there's a market move.

20/1

Form: 764173 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Respectable third in mares' event over C&D (heavy) two weeks ago; however, she's not particularly well treated and going back against males isn't ideal, having gained all wins against her own sex.

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4th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Heure De Gloire

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Made all against her own sex here (2m, heavy) in February, but hasn't been in the same form since (four runs) and was beaten 27l at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) last time; edging back down the weights but she needs to bounce back near her best.

14/1

7th

12

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:55 Chepstow

Heure De Gloire

11st 5lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Made all against her own sex at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in early February, but hasn't been in the same form since (three runs) and it's hard to foretell whether she'll be in the right mood.

16/1

5th

6

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Heure De Gloire

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Respectable third in mares' event over C&D (heavy) two weeks ago; however, she's not particularly well treated and going back against males isn't ideal, having gained all wins against her own sex.

10/1

Form: 4433

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Four wins in German Flat races and two wins in British points; consistent results (4433) over hurdles for new yard and ties in with Donnacha on Warwick running two starts ago; possibilities.

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6th

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Koenigsstern

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Four wins in German Flat races and two wins in British points; consistent results (4433) over hurdles for new yard and ties in with Donnacha on Warwick running two starts ago; possibilities.

13/2

3rd

6

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Koenigsstern

11st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

led, bad mistake last (usual 4 out)

5/1

3rd

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Warwick

Koenigsstern

11st 1lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Has an unusual profile, beginning his career on the Flat in Germany (wins at 10.5f-1m7f) before scoring twice in points (good to soft/soft) early in 2023; promise on both his starts in novice hurdles, losing two places late on when fourth of 13 at Plumpton (2m4f) on second of them; interesting candidate back at 2m on handicap debut.

9/1

Form: 15U/1- D

Last run: 663 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; absent since defying a 3lb higher mark over fences at Stratford (2m6f, good) 22 months ago on British debut and sole run for David Pipe; sold for £3,000 last May; heed the market signals.

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3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Vernon Subutex

11st 12lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Ex-French; absent since defying a 3lb higher mark over fences at Stratford (2m6f, good) 22 months ago on British debut and sole run for David Pipe; sold for £3,000 last May; heed the market signals.

14/1

1st

3

15th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:22 Stratford

Vernon Subutex

11st 13lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Multiple hurdle/chase winner at up to 2m3f in France and has therefore been a productive youngster (he's still only a 5yo); quite difficult to assess from a handicapping perspective but market support should be heeded on British debut.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £64.00
Straight Forecast £61.90
Trifecta £178.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Spirits Bay

TOPSPEED:

Donnacha

RP RATINGS:

Heure De Gloire

Daily Mirror:

Koenigsstern

The Times:

Spirits Bay

Telegraph:

Spirits Bay

D Express:

Spirits Bay

The Star:

Spirits Bay

Daily Record:

Spirits Bay

WEST COUNTRY:

Donnacha

The Guardian:

Donnacha

Daily Mail:

Donnacha

The Sun:

Donnacha

POSTDATA:

Heure De Gloire