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Safran Landing Systems Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13202.5
  • 2m 7f 213y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Safran Landing Systems Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 34141 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Useful stayer on the Flat and duly improved for going over 3m when edging home in a tight three-way photo at Newbury (good to soft); 1lb out of the weights so 5lb higher here in a better race, but his heart is in the right place and he could go well.

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1st

16

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Zain Nights

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Lucy Wadham

Useful Flat stayer who has improved for tackling 3m over hurdles, posting game wins at Newbury (3m, good to soft) and Cheltenham (3m, good) this spring; this 5yo could still be well treated and is firmly in calculations.

6/1

1st

15

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Zain Nights

10st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent, led 2nd, briefly headed 4th, hit 9th, pushed along home turn, ridden and kept on well run-in, edged left final 110yds, pushed out

10/1

1st

12

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:08 Newbury

Zain Nights

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Useful stayer on the Flat; looks all about stamina over hurdles, having rallied to win a 2m4f maiden at Market Rasen (good to soft) and again doing his best work late to finish a well-held fourth on handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f); this longer trip should suit him well and he's in the mix.

9/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 45-P55

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdle winner and finished third in a Greatwood here; connections soon called time on chase career and back over hurdles he kept on to finish fifth over 2m5f at Kempton (good to soft) a month ago, dividing the Skelton pair Kateira and West Balboa who were first and third respectively in handicaps at Aintree last week; quite interesting raised in trip with stamina in the pedigree.

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3rd

11

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Harbour Lake

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Solid efforts the last twice, most recently runner-up to Zain Nights at Cheltenham (3m, good) when upped in trip; remains well treated on form from 2022-23 season and he could be thereabouts once more.

13/2

2nd

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Harbour Lake

10st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

midfield, steady headway on inner after 2 out, kept on run-in, went second towards finish, not pace to challenge

6/1

5th

5

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Harbour Lake

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Hasn't taken to fences on his two starts this season; there's a question mark regarding current form but he's 4lb lower than when a solid fifth of 20 at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) last April and could be involved.

8/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 314P21

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

A 2l fourth in a 2m4f handicap at this meeting last season on only previous visit here; this season's two wins have come at Ascot, a 2m3f good-ground chase in November and a 2m5f good-ground handicap hurdle last month; that latest success was by clear daylight to earn this 6lb higher mark; hard to rule out.

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3rd

4

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Supreme Gift

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

prominent, pressed leader 2 out, kept on run-in, outpaced final 110yds, lost second towards finish

11/2

1st

5

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Supreme Gift

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Won over fences here (2m3f, good) last November on first course visit and he was back here for the first time since when returning to form with a good second over hurdles (2m7f, good to soft) last month; the visor that went on last time is retained; key player if producing another good run.

5/1

Form: -8412P C

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

The latest of three hurdle wins came in the 2m4f novice hurdle at this meeting two years ago; hasn't really kicked on over fences, although his second to Chianti Classico off level weights in a 2m7f Chepstow handicap two runs back now looks a sterling effort (bled in next race); dangerous off this mark back over hurdles and with drying ground in his favour.

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7th

5

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Pull Again Green

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Having been chasing last season he returned from a break and reverted to hurdles at Cheltenham (3m, good) last month, finishing a good fourth behind Zain Nights and Harbour Lake; each-way claims off the same mark.

10/1

4th

5

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Pull Again Green

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

towards rear, steady headway before 2 out, pressed leaders last, weakened gradually run-in

16/1

0

1

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

13:15 Newbury

Pull Again Green

11st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Off the mark over fences at the fourth attempt when winning easily at Bangor (3m, good) and, following an 8lb rise, he bumped into a smart chasing recruit at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft); given a further 2lb nudge for that but easy to see him running well.

11/2

Form: 950-4U D

Last run: 172 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Back to the same mark off which he beat 20 rivals in a 3m handicap at the Grand National meeting two years ago (good to soft); lightly raced in the meantime and current wellbeing is an issue as he was tailed off when unseating here in October.

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5th

6

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Party Business

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Has finished fourth in the last two runnings of this race and he's lower in the weights today; returned from break with encouraging fifth to Zain Nights at Cheltenham (3m, good) last month and could build on that run.

10/1

5th

6

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Party Business

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

midfield, bad mistake and lost ground 2nd, soon recovered, not fluent and dropped to rear 3 out

20/1

0

6

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Party Business

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Now only 2lb higher than when beating his 20 rivals at Aintree festival (3m, good to soft) in April 2022 but did not hit peak form during a fairly light campaign last season; had wind op in June; others preferred.

18/1

Form: 40-430 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last season on soft ground when 5lb lower; after a chase campaign was soon aborted he was a close third at Musselburgh (3m, soft) but then made no impact here in the Pertemps Final, weakening quickly; others appeal more.

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6th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Hector Javilex

11st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

12/1

12th

18

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Hector Javilex

10st 7lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Did well last term, including with a Cheltenham win (3m, soft), until tailed off in this race; much more like it again when third of 14 in the Musselburgh qualifier last month, but he does need to hit a new high.

25/1

3rd

6

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Hector Javilex

11st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Did well last term until tailed off in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham in March; chase debut in December wasn't a disgrace but he now needs to resume last winter's improvement.

16/1

Form: 224231 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Saw his consistency rewarded with a narrow verdict at Exeter (2m7f, heavy; 3lb lower) on his final run for Anthony Charlton (in same ownership); appears to have no obvious ground preferences but this is his first visit here; others preferred for the win but brings each-way claims.

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7th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Shallow River

10st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

towards rear

9/1

1st

12

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Shallow River

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

No win since January 2022 but a very solid sequence this season under Bradley Harris, with last six starts including four seconds; wore cheekpieces last three outings; stayed on well for a close third in the Warwick qualifier four weeks ago but he was no match for Goshhowposh on the run-in at Wincanton time before and a 2lb swing should not be enough to turn the tables.

8/1

3rd

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

13:49 Warwick

Shallow River

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Runner-up three times in a row this autumn and also ran creditably when upped to 2m7f/3m on last two outings, second again at Wincanton on latest; ridden in all those five races by Bradley Harris; wore cheekpieces last two; while needing respect for consistency, some improvement is needed for a first handicap win.

9/1

Form: 71P4P- C

Last run: 368 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Late withdrawal from the Grade 1 3m hurdle at Aintree last weekend, in which he was pulled up the previous year on his latest sighting; Grade 2 winner in the past and has the class to go well under top weight; absences are rarely a concern with Skelton horses.

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8th

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Proschema

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, headway on outer after 2 out, outpaced approaching last, weakened run-in

8/1

8

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:35 Aintree

Proschema

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, some headway after 10th, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 3 out

25/1

Form: 2-5243 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Ran perfectly well to be third on ground too soft for him at Doncaster last month (3m); hasn't had a lot of racing since his last success in October 2021 and he's on a workable mark; unraced here.

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9th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Copper Coin

10st 11lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

took keen hold, prominent, mistake and nearly lost jockey 2 out

16/1

3rd

5

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Copper Coin

10st 13lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

prominent

10/1

Form: 4413-5 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Has done his winning at a lower level and really needed to run better than he did on his return from a break at Newbury (3m, good to soft) to make the shortlist in this race, especially with him 8lb wrong at the weights.

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10th

16

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Teds Friend

10st 2lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear

40/1

5th

7

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Teds Friend

11st 10lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Back in form when last seen in September 2022, winning over 2m7f at Worcester (good to soft; 1lb lower) and then a close third at Bangor; how he'll fare after his absence remains to be seen and perhaps the market will guide.

12/1

14/1

Form: -22435

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Has been holding his own in handicaps (2m-3m) without looking ahead of his mark and has ground to make up with Zain Nights on their recent Newbury clash.

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11th

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Gyenyame

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led, headed 2nd, briefly led 4th, mistake 5th, awkward jump 6th, outpaced and lost position before 2 out

14/1

5th

8

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:08 Newbury

Gyenyame

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

2m4f maiden winner who had been holding his own in handicaps (2m-3m) before running rather flat when a remote third at Sandown the last time (2m4f, soft); returning to 3m is probably in his favour but others might be better handicapped.

9/1

3rd

8

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

15:35 Sandown

Gyenyame

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Wincanton maiden winner (2m4f, good to soft) who has held his own in all four subsequent handicaps (2m-3m) without looking ahead of his mark; it was a Class 2 last time at Cheltenham and this might not be so demanding; unraced in cheekpieces over hurdles but these aids worked well for him on the Flat.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 205-16 C

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Now an 11yo and understandably not the horse he was (former Grade 2 winner); some doubts as to what he achieved in a small field at Hereford in December (2m3f, good) and then ran moderately at Plumpton (3m1f, soft); stays this far but looks vulnerable to up-and-comers.

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6th

7

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:10 Sandown

Call Me Lord

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, mistake 4 out, weakened from 2 out

40/1

12th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Call Me Lord

11st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nicky Henderson

midfield, outpaced 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

20/1

6th

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Call Me Lord

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nicky Henderson

Dual Grade 2 hurdle winner in his prime and still performing at a pretty high level, most recently when keeping on stoutly from an unpromising position to lead on run-in at Hereford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago; that form is treated with a degree of caution but he's only 1lb higher here and looks well worth another crack at a staying trip.

7/1

Form: 5U2331

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Cheekpieces fitted the last twice; with John McConnell when third in 3m Grade 2 hurdle here in December (soft); successful debut for this yard at Market Rasen (2m4f novice, good to soft) and that form looks all the better now with the runner-up third in the EBF Final at Sandown before winning well at Plumpton; if taking that form literally this 6yo is well handicapped.

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13th

8

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Moon Dorange

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

raced wide, in touch with leaders, smooth headway 3 out

7/1

1st

2

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Moon Dorange

11st 8lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

raced in second, briefly led after 2nd, not fluent 4th, not fluent 6th

15/8

8

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Moon Dorange

11st 5lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Odds-on for his sole success to date in a 2m6f maiden at Cartmel and Johnnywho made light work of him at Carlisle in November (2m4f); appeared to find some improvement for cheekpieces when third in a 3m Grade 2 here last time (soft) but he lacks the star potential of some of these.

28/1

Form: -51466 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Bumper/maiden hurdle winner who won a competitive novice handicap chase at Exeter in November off just 3lb lower (good to soft); ran okay on his return to hurdling at Newbury (3m, heavy) and last week provided concrete evidence that his yard has turned a corner.

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12

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Wiseguy

10st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

midfield, dropped to rear 7th, soon raced awkwardly and lost touch, eased and pulled up before 3 out

12/1

6th

7

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Wiseguy

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner who scored on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November; soundly beaten over fences the next twice and unproven on soft ground, but he's in top hands and perhaps the return to hurdles will trigger a revival from this lightly raced 8yo.

9/1

6th

4

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Wiseguy

10st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced 8yo who made winning seasonal/chase debut at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November; not quite in same form when fourth at Cheltenham last month but can do better if more fluent over the fences here.

12/1

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Gowel Road, Goshhowposh

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Payout
Exacta £221.00
Straight Forecast £230.50
Tricast £1338.20
Trifecta £2045.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Gowel Road

SPOTLIGHT:

Harbour Lake

Telegraph:

Supreme Gift

WEST COUNTRY:

Goshhowposh

The Sun:

Shallow River

LAMBOURN:

Wiseguy

Daily Mail:

Proschema

The Times:

Harbour Lake

Daily Mirror:

Supreme Gift

TOPSPEED:

Gowel Road

POSTDATA:

Gowel Road

The Guardian:

Gowel Road

The Star:

Gowel Road