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16:15 Plumpton

Good To Soft

BetGoodwin Sussex Champion Hurdle Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £39022.5
  • 1m 7f 195y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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BetGoodwin Sussex Champion Hurdle Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 115537 CD

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Hit the ground running for this yard with two good-ground wins, including a big-field handicap at Cheltenham (5lb lower); no further progres, though it was his first run after wind surgery (and in a tongue-tie) when running well for a long way in the Betfair; course winner who could feature.

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3rd

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Our Champ

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

led but pestered, increased tempo 5th

4/1

1st

11

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Our Champ

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

travelled strongly, midfield

10/1

7th

19

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Our Champ

10st 12lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Won his first two races for current yard, both on good ground; no further progress; chance partly depends on whether he's helped by two new factors, namely wind surgery and fitting of tongue-tie.

33/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 33U210 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Had this season's consistency rewarded with a 2l Class 3 success on soft here this month before predictably struggling when 28-1 for the County Hurdle; off his current mark he could be vulnerable to others better in.

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2nd

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Mr Freedom

11st 5lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Had this season's consistency rewarded with a 2l Class 3 success on soft here this month before predictably struggling when 28-1 for the County Hurdle; off his current mark he could be vulnerable to others better in.

12/1

13th

19

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Mr Freedom

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Some solid runs in defeat this season before winning six-runner Class 3 handicap at Plumpton (2m, soft) 11 days ago; carries a 5lb penalty in this much hotter race but he did very well to finish fifth of 21 in the Fred Winter at last season's Festival (2m, soft), as his jockey reported his saddle slipped early and he was bumped after two out; could go well at a big price.

40/1

1st

1

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:52 Plumpton

Mr Freedom

12st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

took keen hold, held up in rear, good headway before 3 out, went second 2 out, ridden approaching last, led run-in, kept on well

7/2

10/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 713421 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer with a course win to his name and he was good value for his narrow winning margin under Elizabeth Gale last time at Fakenham (2m, good; 5lb lower); prior to that he was only placed in a couple of handicaps won by today's rivals and he might be vulnerable in this strong a handicap.

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4th

15

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Tapley

10st 13lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

in touch with leaders

14/1

3rd

13

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Tapley

10st 10lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

Prominent racer with a course win to his name and he was good value for his narrow winning margin under Elizabeth Gale last time at Fakenham (2m, good; 5lb lower); prior to that he was only placed in a couple of handicaps won by today's rivals and he might be vulnerable in this strong a handicap.

10/1

1st

8

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Tapley

11st 5lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

Consistent rather than progressive since November's Kempton win (2m, good), running to an RPR of 116 for the third time in four back there over Christmas; place claims again, all the more so on ground better than soft.

9/2

Form: 20-510 D

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Former Greatwood runner-up; returned to something like his best when beating five rivals at Ascot (1m7f, good) in November when tongue tied for the first time and simply never gave his running at Doncaster; had a break since then and record fresh is encouraging, as is the drying ground; strongly considered.

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4th

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Gin Coco

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Former Greatwood runner-up; returned to something like his best when beating five rivals at Ascot (1m7f, good) in November when tongue tied for the first time and simply never gave his running at Doncaster; had a break since then and record fresh is encouraging, as is the drying ground; strongly considered.

11/1

10th

4

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Gin Coco

10st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Recaptured his 2022 promise when winning in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) at Ascot (1m7f, good) three weeks ago; he's 4lb higher in this more competitive race but remains lightly raced and could have more to offer.

3/1

Form: 134-81 D

Last run: 107 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

1m2f Flat winner; absent since December but that day he beat 13 rivals with some comfort at Doncaster (2m, good to soft) when sporting a first-time tongue-tie (second run after wind surgery); a 6lb rise could have been worse.

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2nd

12

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Rare Middleton

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader

10/1

5th

12

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Rare Middleton

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent early, in touch with leaders 2nd

9/2

Form: -035P0 CD

Last run: 78 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Won this race by the skin of his teeth two years ago when just 4lb lower (no claimer on board) and he was third last year behind Teddy Blue; while nothing has come together this season, two defeats were over fences and 2m5f was perhaps a stretch back over hurdles for the Lanzarote in January; returning here heightens interest in him.

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6th

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Aucunrisque

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

raced wide, prominent

6/1

17th

3

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Aucunrisque

11st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Campaigned mostly at about 2m under rules; mixed results over hurdles/fences this season; landed a major handicap at Newbury last February but has something to prove over this new trip.

20/1

11/2

Form: 2U9964 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Only 3lb higher than for his narrow win in this last year and it was his first start in this headgear combination when a close fourth at Ascot the last time (2m3f, good to soft); does have his quirks but daren't discount.

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7th

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Teddy Blue

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Gary Moore

held up in rear

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2112P6 D

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Belatedly returned to the Flat 18 days ago and won a Class 4 2m handicap at Kempton; he's a five-time winner over hurdles and well suited by a quick 2m; Alex Chadwick's claim is welcomed off a challenging mark; respected.

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8th

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Too Friendly

11st 13lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Belatedly returned to the Flat 18 days ago and won a Class 4 2m handicap at Kempton; he's a five-time winner over hurdles and well suited by a quick 2m; Alex Chadwick's claim is welcomed off a challenging mark; respected.

12/1

1st

2

(1)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Too Friendly

10st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Owen

Five-time winner over hurdles including three last summer; placed in both starts on Polytrack (at Lingfield), but returns to the Flat for the first time since July 2021 and not quite sure what to expect.

5/2

6th

3

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Too Friendly

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: James Owen

Pulled up in the Greatwood at Cheltenham last time and needs to bounce back, but he'd previously done very well following his move to this yard in April, winning three times, and this 5yo shouldn't be written off.

16/1

Form: 751149 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Back-to-back handicap wins before a creditable fourth to the classy Luccia at Ascot; ran just okay in the Betfair Hurdle but he's a player on that penultimate effort.

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13

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Moveit Like Minnie

11st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost position 5th, dropped to rear 3 out, lost touch and pulled up before 2 out

25/1

9th

10

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Moveit Like Minnie

10st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Back-to-back handicap wins before a creditable fourth to the classy Luccia at Ascot; ran just okay in the Betfair Hurdle but he's a player on that penultimate effort.

14/1

9th

20

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Moveit Like Minnie

10st 12lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Stablemate of Norman Fletcher; raced mainly on good/good to soft; creditable fourth to Luccia at Ascot when bidding for a hat-trick but may ideally need a drop back in grade; all wins in Class 3 or lower.

66/1

Form: 0043P3 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Five-time hurdle winner at up to 2m2f; one-dimensional 6yo who tends to go off like the wind and unsurprisingly this track suits him well (three course wins); however, he has done his winning at a lower level.

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10th

14

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Inferno Sacree

10st 3lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

led

33/1

3rd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Inferno Sacree

11st 11lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Five-time hurdle winner at up to 2m2f; respectable front-running third at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) and reportedly unsuited by stepping up to 2m3f on heavy ground when pulled up at Catterick; better expected here but others are more intriguing.

14/1

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Inferno Sacree

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nigel Hawke

led, headed after 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out, pulled up approaching last

8/1

Form: 9-1765 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Tristan Durrell aboard in his last five races, including a decisive success at Ascot in November (1m7f, soft) when just 4lb lower; has subsequently struggled in some hot handicaps and cheekpieces could trigger something; would prefer softer ground, mind.

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4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Knickerbockerglory

11st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Tristan Durrell aboard in his last five races, including a decisive success at Ascot in November (1m7f, soft) when just 4lb lower; has subsequently struggled in some hot handicaps and cheekpieces could trigger something; would prefer softer ground, mind.

10/1

5th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Knickerbockerglory

11st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Second in this last year (heavy) and won on reappearance at Ascot (1m7f, soft) in November; unplaced in two hot handicaps since but helped set things up for those ridden more patiently when sixth in Betfair Hurdle at Newbury (2m, heavy) last month, and he's capable of a bold bid if things go his way in front; Tristan Durrell has ridden him on his last four starts.

12/1

6th

4

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Knickerbockerglory

11st 11lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Dan Skelton

Front-runner; acts on heavy ground; absent since midfield effort in the Greatwood which likely came too soon after his reappearance win at Ascot (1m7f, soft) earlier in November; interesting, given his good record when fresh.

20/1

Form: 2110-P D

Last run: 323 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Bumper and three-time hurdle winner whose final run in this discipline was when pulled up in Haydock's Swinton last May; recent AW efforts weren't too shoddy and, despite being 8lb higher than his winning mark, he's not one to put a line through.

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15th

3

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Parramount

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent

33/1

5

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Parramount

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Charlie Longsdon

Bumper and three-time hurdle winner whose final run in this discipline was when pulled up in Haydock's Swinton last May; recent AW efforts weren't too shoddy and, despite being 8lb higher than his winning mark, he's not one to put a line through.

16/1

3rd

5

(1)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Parramount

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent

9/1

Form: -41014 D

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Has won two of his four runs for this yard but his mark has suffered and off this figure he was beaten 16l behind Aurigny Mill at Kempton when last seen over Christmas; the first-time blinkers will need to make a difference.

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8

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Brookie

11st 8lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Anthony Honeyball

Has won two of his four runs for this yard but his mark has suffered and off this figure he was beaten 16l behind Aurigny Mill at Kempton when last seen over Christmas; the first-time blinkers will need to make a difference.

20/1

4th

4

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Brookie

11st 5lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 4 out

11/2

1st

1

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Brookie

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

midfield, headway 4 out, pushed along when mistake 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, kept on well run-in, all out

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £662.00
Straight Forecast £511.70
Tricast £7097.90
Trifecta £5124.00

Selections

D Express:

Rare Middleton

TOPSPEED:

Knickerbockerglory

RP RATINGS:

Too Friendly

WEST COUNTRY:

Aurigny Mill

The Times:

Mr Freedom

Telegraph:

Aucunrisque

SPOTLIGHT:

Gin Coco

Daily Mirror:

Rare Middleton

The Sun:

Rare Middleton

The Star:

Rare Middleton

Daily Record:

Rare Middleton

The Guardian:

Knickerbockerglory

POSTDATA:

Too Friendly