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Broxton Gates Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 7f 32y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Broxton Gates Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.30
  • Place: £2.70

Form: -85533

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Still unexposed after only four hurdling starts but was beaten about 32l when plugging-on third in Huntingdon handicap (3m1f, soft) three weeks ago and needs to take a step forward here.

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9

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Jalisco Star

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Laura Horsfall

Placed in points and improved form when winning at Bangor (2m7f, soft) last Saturday on her second handicap start; she's 7lb higher in this better race but did it very comfortably last time and is entitled to respect.

9/2

1st

4

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Jalisco Star

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Laura Horsfall

Still unexposed after only four hurdling starts but was beaten about 32l when plugging-on third in Huntingdon handicap (3m1f, soft) three weeks ago and needs to take a step forward here.

12/1

3rd

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

Jalisco Star

11st 8lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Laura Horsfall

Unexposed mare who ran well when third (albeit well held in the end) in Catterick maiden (3m1f, heavy; first start after wind op) last month; can make her presence felt again on today's handicap debut.

8/1

Form: 246148 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner over fences but 0-11 over hurdles; returned from break with heavy-ground success in the autumn but was tailed off in Sedgefield marathon chase in January and has become hard to predict.

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1st

3

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Rostello

11st 4lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Five-time winner over fences who returned to hurdling last time at Bangor and ran well off his 7lb lower mark in that scene; previous C&D winner and should be a factor.

9/2

2nd

2

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Rostello

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Five-time winner over fences but 0-11 over hurdles; returned from break with heavy-ground success in the autumn but was tailed off in Sedgefield marathon chase in January and has become hard to predict.

8/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 664221 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, digging deep to prevail by a neck at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; 6lb rise demands a bit more from him, but at least we know he's in good nick.

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3rd

6

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Fantomas

11st 4lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, digging deep to prevail by a neck at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; 6lb rise demands a bit more from him, but at least we know he's in good nick.

9/4

1st

10

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Fantomas

10st 11lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Sole win was over fences in 2022; might well have opened hurdling account last time at Southwell (3m, good to soft) had he jumped better, and the winner was in form.

4/1

2nd

7

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell

Fantomas

11st 1lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

didn't jump with fluency, in rear

5/1

Form: 3P6025

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 9645P

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Three-time Irish point winner who made quite promising handicap hurdle debut when fifth at Uttoxeter (2m6f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in December; that form has worked out well but his chasing debut in January was very disappointing and he quickly reverts to hurdling with a point to prove.

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5th

5

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Tara Cove

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Three-time Irish point winner who made quite promising handicap hurdle debut when fifth at Uttoxeter (2m6f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in December; that form has worked out well but his chasing debut in January was very disappointing and he quickly reverts to hurdling with a point to prove.

8/1

2

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Tara Cove

11st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

0-4 under rules, midfield in Uttoxeter handicap hurdle (2m6f) most recently; had wind surgery since; progressive sort in points, winning three times, and looks interesting on chase debut.

9/2

5th

7

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

Class 5

14:15 Uttoxeter

Tara Cove

11st 6lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

3-7 in Irish points; heavy defeats in his three runs over hurdles for new yard mean that he lacks form claims, but he could be a different proposition now upped in trip in a first-time tongue-tie for handicap debut.

8/1

Form: 44-86P

Last run: 108 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Belied triple-digit odds when fourth in this race a year ago but was pulled up on latest appearance in December and has now been unplaced all 12 hurdling starts; cheekpieces given a whirl today.

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6th

8

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Tis But A Scratch

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Belied triple-digit odds when fourth in this race a year ago but was pulled up on latest appearance in December and has now been unplaced all 12 hurdling starts; cheekpieces given a whirl today.

40/1

0

8

6th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

12:20 Ludlow

Tis But A Scratch

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

A couple of fourths back in the spring were mildly promising but lesser efforts the last twice and he's now 0-12; has to step up.

40/1

Form: 3-PP03

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Struggled in first three handicaps but his third of 16 behind Fantomas at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago was much better; contender if able to build on that performance.

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7th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Sea Village

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Oliver Signy

Struggled in first three handicaps but his third of 16 behind Fantomas at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago was much better; contender if able to build on that performance.

7/2

3rd

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Sea Village

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Oliver Signy

Well handicapped on peak efforts in novice events but very underwhelming this season in three handicaps (2m3f-3m), latterly after wind surgery (did lose a shoe); needs a revival before warranting serious consideration.

12/1

13th

5

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Sea Village

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Signy

prominent on inner, not fluent 5th, mistake 4 out, hampered 3 out

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: -20625

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Placed on four of his eight hurdling starts, most recently when second at Hereford (2m3f, soft) in first-time cheekpieces last month; didn't run badly when upped to 2m5f there 11 days later and has possibilities here if suited by this even longer trip.

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7

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

17:00 Hereford

Iron DEx

10st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Perked up for cheekpieces on two visits here in February (2m3f/2m5f; soft) and didn't get home over 2m7f at Bangor after racing freely; capable of bouncing back.

8/1

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Iron DEx

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Placed on four of his eight hurdling starts, most recently when second at Hereford (2m3f, soft) in first-time cheekpieces last month; didn't run badly when upped to 2m5f there 11 days later and has possibilities here if suited by this even longer trip.

11/2

5th

6

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Iron DEx

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Ran well from the front when second in first-time cheekpieces here (2m3f, soft) 11 days ago and has now been placed on four of his seven hurdling starts; moves up in trip today; no surprise if he makes another bold bid.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £1897.00
Straight Forecast £1677.00
Tricast £8362.30
Trifecta £8888.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Fantomas

SPOTLIGHT:

Mistymal

RP RATINGS:

Sea Village

The Star:

Rostello

The Times:

Mistymal

D Express:

Mistymal

WEST COUNTRY:

Fantomas

Telegraph:

Fantomas

The Guardian:

Fantomas

Daily Mail:

Fantomas

The Sun:

Fantomas

Daily Record:

Fantomas