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16:25 Haydock

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Mick Sziler Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9241.75
  • 3m 0f 58y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Mick Sziler Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0-434P

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Point winner who made it 0-8 under rules in Ireland when pulled up last month; however, he ran well when third of 13 in a handicap at Limerick (3m, heavy) in December and his new trainer does well with recruits from other yards; interesting on stable debut, especially if well backed.

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1st

2

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:15 Uttoxeter

One Big Bang

11st 12lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

raced in second, joined leader 5th, led before 4 out, shaken up before 3 out, clear approaching last, kept on well, comfortably

8/15

1st

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

One Big Bang

11st 10lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Point winner who made it 0-8 under rules in Ireland when pulled up last month; however, he ran well when third of 13 in a handicap at Limerick (3m, heavy) in December and his new trainer does well with recruits from other yards; interesting on stable debut, especially if well backed.

5/1

6

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

One Big Bang

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Paul Tobin

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent early, in touch with leaders when pushed along briefly after 3rd, pushed along after 8th, reminder after 9th, weakened after 4 out

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 493

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

First past the post in British maiden point last April (3m, good to soft; disqualified due to carrying incorrect weight); took step in right direction when 23l third of 15 at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last month on third hurdle start and he could relish this longer trip on handicap debut; contender.

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2nd

8

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Best Life

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Mel Rowley

First past the post in British maiden point last April (3m, good to soft; disqualified due to carrying incorrect weight); took step in right direction when 23l third of 15 at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last month on third hurdle start and he could relish this longer trip on handicap debut; contender.

8/1

3rd

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

13:30 Doncaster

Best Life

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Mel Rowley

His 3m maiden point win (good to soft) last Easter has been scrubbed off as he carried insufficient weight; modest form on both starts over hurdles (soft) this winter and he needs to leave that well behind.

66/1

9th

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:20 Ludlow

Best Life

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

His 3m maiden point win (good to soft) last Easter has been scrubbed off as he carried insufficient weight; kicked off his hurdling career with a remote fourth of five at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft; 33-1) last month and he needs to leave that form well behind.

40/1

Form: 265232

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Heavy-ground handicap hurdle winner (2m4f) who has run well in defeat on his last three starts (2m3f/2m5f); however, he's just 1-14 over hurdles and may be vulnerable to stronger stayers now back up in trip.

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3rd

11

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Awesome Foursome

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Heavy-ground handicap hurdle winner (2m4f) who has run well in defeat on his last three starts (2m3f/2m5f); however, he's just 1-14 over hurdles and may be vulnerable to stronger stayers now back up in trip.

10/1

2nd

3

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

14:07 Huntingdon

Awesome Foursome

11st 12lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won a handicap off 5lb lower at Perth in September (2m4f, heavy) and mainly creditable efforts since then, last time finishing third over 2m5f at Hereford (soft); chance.

8/1

Form: U33436

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Made it 0-10 when tailed off at Taunton (3m, soft) last month and has something to prove, including with his jumping; however, prior to that he was a good third when upped in trip at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) and he could be thereabouts if rediscovering that form.

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4th

7

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Spitalfield

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Made it 0-10 when tailed off at Taunton (3m, soft) last month and has something to prove, including with his jumping; however, prior to that he was a good third when upped in trip at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) and he could be thereabouts if rediscovering that form.

20/1

6th

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Spitalfield

11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Has run well in handicap hurdles on last two starts, seeming to stay 3m1f (soft) when third at Huntingdon this month, despite racing enthusiastically; not obviously ahead of his mark but on the premises again.

11/2

3rd

2

8th Feb 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:25 Huntingdon

Spitalfield

12st 0lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, mistake 6th, bit short of room 4 out, headway and went second going okay after 3 out

7/2

Form: 84313 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

3m point winner who scored by 6l on handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, soft) on February 13; merely a 12l third there (3m, heavy) 13 days later but perhaps that run came too soon and this lightly raced 6yo retains potential for her good yard; no surprise to see a big performance.

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3rd

2

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Fiveafterfour

11st 10lb

J: Conner McCann

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear

4/1

5th

10

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Fiveafterfour

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

3m point winner who scored by 6l on handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, soft) on February 13; merely a 12l third there (3m, heavy) 13 days later but perhaps that run came too soon and this lightly raced 6yo retains potential for her good yard; no surprise to see a big performance.

10/1

3rd

4

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:45 Ayr

Fiveafterfour

11st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Strong at the finish in similar event here (2m4f, soft; handicap debut) two weeks ago, adding to her Irish point win; likely to be suited by this first attempt at 3m under rules and is open to further progress; revised mark looks manageable; respected.

6/4

Form: 3632

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Signs of promise in points/bumper and showed improved form when rallying for close second in maiden hurdle at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) a fortnight ago; this brother to 2m7f/3m winner No But I Will (RPR 122) is open to improvement now up in trip on handicap debut and could go well.

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6th

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Rock Steady Eddie

12st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

Signs of promise in points/bumper and showed improved form when rallying for close second in maiden hurdle at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) a fortnight ago; this brother to 2m7f/3m winner No But I Will (RPR 122) is open to improvement now up in trip on handicap debut and could go well.

6/1

2nd

4

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:10 Hexham

Rock Steady Eddie

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

Third in a bumper here in October but beaten 39l and 25l in his two hurdles; needs to step up.

25/1

3rd

4

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:07 Wetherby

Rock Steady Eddie

11st 4lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

Twice finished third in 3m British maiden points and occupied same position on bumper debut at Hexham (2m, soft) in October; he's better than he showed on last month's hurdle debut at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) but needs to take a sizeable step forward here.

40/1

Form: 1211F3 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Shot up the weights after winning four times this season (including over C&D on heavy) and he needs to prove he can cope with his current mark; however, he failed to settle in front before weakening into a well-beaten third at Lingfield last time, and could bounce back at some stage.

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7th

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Hill Of Tara

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Shot up the weights after winning four times this season (including over C&D on heavy) and he needs to prove he can cope with his current mark; however, he failed to settle in front before weakening into a well-beaten third at Lingfield last time, and could bounce back at some stage.

10/1

3rd

4

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

Hill Of Tara

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Very much at home on testing ground and made it four wins in five starts when never threatened at Hereford in January (3m1f); however, all that came at a cost mark-wise and he was beaten when falling late on at Plumpton.

11/2

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Hill Of Tara

11st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

pressed leader, led 7th, went clear with winner 3 out, pushed along and headed home turn, soon outpaced, 7 lengths down and tired when jumped left and fell last

4/5

Form: 426-4

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Displayed ability in maiden hurdles early last year; the first-time hood may help him settle better and this lightly raced 7yo may have needed the run at Taunton last month when back from a year off, but he's now been well beaten in both handicaps and needs to leave those runs behind.

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3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Keable

11st 12lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Displayed ability in maiden hurdles early last year; the first-time hood may help him settle better and this lightly raced 7yo may have needed the run at Taunton last month when back from a year off, but he's now been well beaten in both handicaps and needs to leave those runs behind.

25/1

4th

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Keable

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Soundly beaten in sole Irish point; ran well behind talented rivals in first two hurdle starts at about 2m6f (soft and good to soft) but his effort was very short-lived on handicap debut at Exeter on latest start last February; should be competitive on the earlier form if fit for the fray.

10/1

Form: 0-3121 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won on handicap debut at Ayr (2m5f, soft) in December and, after a close second of 13 there (3m, soft) last month, he returned to winning ways in a small field at Hexham (2m7f, heavy) a fortnight ago; he could do with jumping better than last time but he's progressive and on the shortlist.

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4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Cream Of The West

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: N W Alexander

Won on handicap debut at Ayr (2m5f, soft) in December and, after a close second of 13 there (3m, soft) last month, he returned to winning ways in a small field at Hexham (2m7f, heavy) a fortnight ago; he could do with jumping better than last time but he's progressive and on the shortlist.

4/1

1st

2

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:50 Hexham

Cream Of The West

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last, hit 2nd, headway and in touch with leaders when not fluent 2 out, soon recovered, led and going easily before last, ridden out run-in, always doing enough

11/8

2nd

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Cream Of The West

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Lightly raced 8yo who improved to make winning handicap debut here (2m5f, soft; front pair clear) in December; subsequent 5lb rise does not look excessive and he's open to further progress over 3m; respected.

11/2

Form: 855331

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

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Non-runners

Both Barrels

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Payout
Exacta £186.00
Straight Forecast £155.90
Tricast £1076.20
Trifecta £1437.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Awesome Foursome

The Times:

Cream Of The West

The Guardian:

Both Barrels

POSTDATA:

Hill Of Tara

D Express:

Fiveafterfour

The Star:

Jalisco Star

SPOTLIGHT:

One Big Bang

The Sun:

Both Barrels

TOPSPEED:

Awesome Foursome

WEST COUNTRY:

Awesome Foursome

Daily Mirror:

Awesome Foursome

Daily Record:

Hill Of Tara

Telegraph:

Cream Of The West

Daily Mail:

Cream Of The West