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HR.Smith Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 1m 7f 169y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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HR.Smith Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 663

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful Flat-racer who has improved with experience over hurdles; kept on for respectable third in Huntingdon maiden (2m, soft) on last month's stable debut and should have more to offer in handicaps; tongue-tie added; strong contender.

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

1st

1

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Balhambar

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Fairly useful Flat-racer who has improved with experience over hurdles; kept on for respectable third in Huntingdon maiden (2m, soft) on last month's stable debut and should have more to offer in handicaps; tongue-tie added; strong contender.

6/4

3rd

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Balhambar

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Harry Derham

Fairly useful on the Flat for Michael Bell and bettered disappointing hurdling debut when respectable sixth in C&D maiden (good to soft) in January; sold for 32,000gns last month and might make further progress for new stable but this will be the slowest ground he has encountered.

3/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 512313 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

2-7 for new stable this season, the latter win gained in good style at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in February; gave good account when third (albeit well held in the end) from out of the weights in higher-grade company at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month and can play a major role on this return to Class 5.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Passing Kate

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

2-7 for new stable this season, the latter win gained in good style at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in February; gave good account when third (albeit well held in the end) from out of the weights in higher-grade company at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month and can play a major role on this return to Class 5.

11/4

3rd

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:35 Hereford

Passing Kate

10st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

2-6 for new stable this season, the latter win gained in good style at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) ten days ago; effectively 10lb higher from 3lb out of the weights today but still respected in current mood.

5/2

1st

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:35 Wincanton

Passing Kate

11st 3lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Opened her account with narrow success at Leicester (1m7f, heavy) in November; couple of creditable efforts over 2m4f since, while shaping as if this drop back in distance will suit; latest piece of form has been franked by the first two since; respected off unaltered mark.

11/4

Form: 6232 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat-racer who was placed on the last three of his four hurdling starts; no match for wide-margin winner when second over C&D (soft) on handicap debut in February but was nicely clear of the others; shortlisted.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Royal Deeside

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Fair Flat-racer who was placed on the last three of his four hurdling starts; no match for wide-margin winner when second over C&D (soft) on handicap debut in February but was nicely clear of the others; shortlisted.

3/1

2nd

11

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Royal Deeside

10st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Flat maiden; beaten in three hurdle races won by useful horses, latterly behind the highly regarded Givemefive; goes on soft and has to rate an interesting handicap debutant.

4/1

3rd

10

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Warwick

Royal Deeside

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

Flat maiden; disappointed when favourite for his hurdle debut over C&D in November and he was well beaten when second of six at Newbury last month; may do better yet but such progress is required.

9/1

Form: 0003

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Six-time Flat winner; did not emerge from rear division on his first three hurdling starts but ran big race when third on last month's handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy); 2lb lower here and has cheekpieces (worn for last four Flat wins) refitted; must be considered.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Dundory

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Six-time Flat winner; did not emerge from rear division on his first three hurdling starts but ran big race when third on last month's handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy); 2lb lower here and has cheekpieces (worn for last four Flat wins) refitted; must be considered.

6/1

3rd

8

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Dundory

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Multiple turf winner at up to 1m4f on the Flat (RPR 83), where he is not ground dependent; has failed to transfer that ability to this code in three maiden hurdles; may be able to show more now entering handicaps from a workable mark; market check suggested.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-P647

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

In the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) in February but took backward step when well beaten on handicap debut later that month; drops back from 2m3f here.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Glengolly

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

In the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) in February but took backward step when well beaten on handicap debut later that month; drops back from 2m3f here.

12/1

7th

5

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Glengolly

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Improving with experience over hurdles and in the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; back up in trip for today's handicap debut; could have a say.

12/1

4th

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

Glengolly

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Showed some promise on bumper debut; has failed to build on that effort and is likely to be more interesting in handicaps shortly; drops back in trip for third hurdles attempt.

100/1

Form: PPP9

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Won a point bumper just under a year ago but did not show any promise on her first four hurdling starts (2m-2m5f) and is 3lb wrong for today's handicap debut.

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6th

7

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Mo Zola

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Won a point bumper just under a year ago but did not show any promise on her first four hurdling starts (2m-2m5f) and is 3lb wrong for today's handicap debut.

40/1

9th

12

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:55 Ludlow

Mo Zola

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Point bumper winner; rules form figures (PPP) make her impossible to recommend.

200/1

10

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:50 Ludlow

Mo Zola

11st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Belinda Clarke

Won a point bumper but soon lost touch this autumn in hurdle races here (2m; 125-1) and at Hereford (2m3f; 200-1); hooded last time.

100/1

Form: 044/

Last run: 713 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Remains very unexposed but displayed only minor promise when a big-priced outsider for three C&D maiden/novice hurdles in early 2022 and makes handicap debut after 713-day absence.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Fort Nelson

10st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Remains very unexposed but displayed only minor promise when a big-priced outsider for three C&D maiden/novice hurdles in early 2022 and makes handicap debut after 713-day absence.

33/1

9

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Fort Nelson

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

0-7 under both codes and has been well held in three hurdle runs for current yard but his RPRs have been heading in the right direction; this is more realistic on handicap hurdle debut and he needs checking in market.

16/1

4th

3

20th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:00 Ludlow

Fort Nelson

11st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Unplaced all six career starts; beaten 35l or more in two C&D hurdling attempts; may do better once handicapped.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £90.00
Straight Forecast £86.00
Trifecta £211.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Balhambar

The Times:

Royal Deeside

RP RATINGS:

Passing Kate

WEST COUNTRY:

Dundory

The Guardian:

Passing Kate

The Star:

Royal Deeside

Daily Record:

Royal Deeside

POSTDATA:

Balhambar

Telegraph:

Balhambar

Daily Mail:

Balhambar

D Express:

Balhambar

Daily Mirror:

Balhambar

The Sun:

Dundory