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14:30 Fontwell

Good To Soft

Yeeehaaa.Bet Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 1f 162y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Yeeehaaa.Bet Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 7-443 BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Raced too freely when upped in trip for handicap debut at Taunton (2m3f, soft; third of 14; 7-2 joint-favourite) last month; has to be of interest now dropping back in distance in newly applied headgear; one of the likeliest candidates.

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5th

8

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Solar System

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Only his fifth start and second handicap when coming from off the pace to score comfortably at Fontwell (2m1f, good; first-time hood); 6lb rise fair given his potential for further improvement.

2/1

1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Solar System

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Raced too freely when upped in trip for handicap debut at Taunton (2m3f, soft; third of 14; 7-2 joint-favourite) last month; has to be of interest now dropping back in distance in newly applied headgear; one of the likeliest candidates.

7/2

5

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:10 Taunton

Solar System

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Fourth of 12 on both hurdling starts, more recently here (2m, soft) on last month's seasonal debut; moves up in trip today and should have improvement to come in handicaps; high on the list.

5/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 561337 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in a weak juvenile maiden over C&D (soft) on Boxing Day; ran to a similar level when placed in handicap company (Southwell and Lingfield) on his next two appearances, before struggling at Sandown; tendency to race too freely remains a worry; one of three for Gary Moore.

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2nd

10

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Bridge

11st 1lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Off the mark in a weak juvenile maiden over C&D (soft) on Boxing Day; ran to a similar level when placed in handicap company (Southwell and Lingfield) on his next two appearances, before struggling at Sandown; tendency to race too freely remains a worry; one of three for Gary Moore.

13/2

7th

8

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

13:15 Sandown

Bridge

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Questionable what he achieved in winning at Fontwell on Boxing Day (soft) and has come up short in his two handicaps, though being too free out in front was no help when a weakener on heavy ground at Lingfield the last time; a return to colder tactics could benefit but others appeal more in this deeper race.

20/1

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 438573

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

All three wins have come at Ffos Las (2m); placed at Wincanton on Boxing Day, and again at Huntingdon (2m, good) last time, without necessarily looking poised to take advantage of a continually easing mark.

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3rd

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

John Betjeman

12st 0lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Mark Gillard

Only 3-63 and has never won away from Ffos Las; made the frame five days ago at Fontwell but probably no more than place claims.

8/1

3rd

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

John Betjeman

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

All three wins have come at Ffos Las (2m); placed at Wincanton on Boxing Day, and again at Huntingdon (2m, good) last time, without necessarily looking poised to take advantage of a continually easing mark.

16/1

Form: 98P537

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Warwick bumper winner (January 2023); hasn't offered much in seven attempts over hurdles, although did manage to finish third of eight over 2m3f here (beaten 8.75l) on penultimate start; safer options lie elsewhere.

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2nd

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

The Cox Express

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Robert Walford

midfield, bumped 1st

6/1

4th

14

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

The Cox Express

10st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Warwick bumper winner (January 2023); hasn't offered much in seven attempts over hurdles, although did manage to finish third of eight over 2m3f here (beaten 8.75l) on penultimate start; safer options lie elsewhere.

18/1

7th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

The Cox Express

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Has been disappointing since a successful bumper debut but there's some light at the end of the tunnel after running third over this trip at Fontwell (heavy; 5-1); now goes in cheekpieces and he has each-way claims.

8/1

Form: 58P7U4

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Idled when justifying favouritism at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last April; failed to kick on positively over hurdles, and hasn't exactly relished the recent switch to fences either; easing mark returning to hurdles; stablemate of Tara Iti and Bridge.

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5th

12

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Executive Pool

10st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Idled when justifying favouritism at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last April; failed to kick on positively over hurdles, and hasn't exactly relished the recent switch to fences either; easing mark returning to hurdles; stablemate of Tara Iti and Bridge.

20/1

4th

4

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Executive Pool

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Defied a 4lb higher mark over hurdles at Hereford last April (2m, good to soft); hasn't offered a great deal in the meantine and jumping has looked an issue in his two chase runs.

12/1

12/1

Form: 3-9149

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

The combination of a first-time hood and more patient tactics were offered as an explanation for the improved form shown when a clearcut winner at Worcester (2m maiden) in September; has run to a similar level (on RPR's) over further since; probably a shade high in the handicap.

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6th

10

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Gieves

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Ben Pauling

Won a Worcester maiden in a first-time hood last September but that aid is now left off after finishing well behind Solar System at Fontwell.

16/1

6th

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Gieves

11st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Ben Pauling

The combination of a first-time hood and more patient tactics were offered as an explanation for the improved form shown when a clearcut winner at Worcester (2m maiden) in September; has run to a similar level (on RPR's) over further since; probably a shade high in the handicap.

12/1

9th

8

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Gieves

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Pauling

in touch with leaders, mistake 3rd, headway when bad mistake and nearly lost jockey 3 out

7/1

Form: 663721 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Improved since sent handicapping; accounted for the subsequent Taunton scorer Soir De Gala (runs later today at Exeter) when off the mark over a similar trip at Plumpton 18 days ago; 8lb higher, although still 3lb well in, as he bids to double-up; rock-solid credentials.

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3

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Macari

11st 11lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Came good over hurdles at fifth attempt, in 2m1f handicap here (good) last month; below that form at Fontwell since and his tendency to race too freely remains a worry, but he still features prominently in calculations.

4/1

7th

11

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Macari

10st 11lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Improved since sent handicapping; accounted for the subsequent Taunton scorer Soir De Gala (runs later today at Exeter) when off the mark over a similar trip at Plumpton 18 days ago; 8lb higher, although still 3lb well in, as he bids to double-up; rock-solid credentials.

3/1

1st

9

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Macari

10st 11lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Looked worthy of his basement mark for handicap debut but ran a lot better over the 2m here (soft) a month ago in chasing home a subsequent winner; just 1lb higher.

11/2

Form: P54P36

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

15-race maiden; runner-up from 12lb out of the handicap over C&D (66-1) in September; has failed to better that in six subsequent starts, so it isn't all that difficult to focus on others for the solution; 10lb wrong.

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8th

16

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Onnaroll

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Cynthia Woods

15-race maiden; runner-up from 12lb out of the handicap over C&D (66-1) in September; has failed to better that in six subsequent starts, so it isn't all that difficult to focus on others for the solution; 10lb wrong.

66/1

6th

11

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

Onnaroll

10st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Cynthia Woods

Not living up to his name as a 14-race maiden and, although placed a couple of times, he can be keen and inconsistent; tongue-tie joins regular hood.

20/1

Form: 46-084 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Last hurdles win came over C&D (good) in December 2022, having also won the same contest the previous year; nowhere near that level in recent times, finishing a remote fourth of five at Plumpton (2m4f; first time tongue-tie) 39 days ago; plenty to prove.

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9th

9

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Rays The One

11st 1lb

J: James Best

T: Mark Pattinson

Last hurdles win came over C&D (good) in December 2022, having also won the same contest the previous year; nowhere near that level in recent times, finishing a remote fourth of five at Plumpton (2m4f; first time tongue-tie) 39 days ago; plenty to prove.

33/1

Form: -14423 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Profile implies that he's most proficient over shorter trips (won over 2m at Lingfield in November), so his latest modest third over 2m5f here can be excused; is capable from this kind of mark, but will probably find a few of the others stronger.

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10th

15

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Whats My Line

10st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Michael Madgwick

Profile implies that he's most proficient over shorter trips (won over 2m at Lingfield in November), so his latest modest third over 2m5f here can be excused; is capable from this kind of mark, but will probably find a few of the others stronger.

14/1

3rd

6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

15:42 Fontwell

Whats My Line

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Madgwick

C&D winner who scored on his reappearance at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) last November and, after two lesser runs here, was a good second at Lingfield (2m, heavy) last month; 3lb out of the handicap today but holds each-way possibilities nevertheless.

9/1

2nd

8

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield

Whats My Line

10st 3lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Madgwick

C&D winner on good to soft in November when just 2lb lower; beaten 13l and 15l on slower ground in the meantime and conditions are a concern.

10/1

Form: 31-85P C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

All downhill since winning a 2m3f maiden here (soft; 11-10 favourite) last April; has eased a further 4lb since pulling up at Market Rasen (2m7f, heavy) last month; set to encounter better ground dropping back markedly in trip.

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11th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Rocco Royale

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

All downhill since winning a 2m3f maiden here (soft; 11-10 favourite) last April; has eased a further 4lb since pulling up at Market Rasen (2m7f, heavy) last month; set to encounter better ground dropping back markedly in trip.

18/1

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:05 Market Rasen

Rocco Royale

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Justified favouritism in a Fontwell maiden (2m3f, soft) last spring but he's struggled in both handicaps this winter; still has potential after only six runs but he needs a transformation on this step up to 2m7f.

7/1

5th

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Rocco Royale

11st 13lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Tailed off on handicap/seasonal debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in December and something to prove after that; however, he may have needed the outing and this lightly raced 6yo retains potential having won a maiden hurdle at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last April; no surprise to see a big run.

13/2

Form: 71P-P4 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Sprung a 40-1 surprise when winning a Carlisle maiden (2m1f, good to soft; first time tongue-tie) last February; struggled since and continues to fall in the weights; back in trip for first start since wind surgery.

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1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Hallwood

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Mark Rimell

Sprung a 40-1 surprise when winning a Carlisle maiden (2m1f, good to soft; first time tongue-tie) last February; struggled since and continues to fall in the weights; back in trip for first start since wind surgery.

16/1

4th

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Hallwood

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Mark Rimell

Lightly raced 7yo who caused 40-1 surprise when making all to win Carlisle maiden (2m1f, good to soft) by 12l last February; struggled on seasonal/handicap debut in December, though, and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

20/1

Form: 34-

Last run: 445 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Placed in C&D novice on debut in November 2022 but less productive at Plumpton two months later and absent since; low-mileage, but does have questions to answer switching to handicap company for belated reappearance.

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6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Trevors Lad

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Placed in C&D novice on debut in November 2022 but less productive at Plumpton two months later and absent since; low-mileage, but does have questions to answer switching to handicap company for belated reappearance.

10/1

4th

8

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:40 Plumpton

Trevors Lad

11st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Out of a half-sister to high-class hurdler Bilboa and made promising debut when keeping-on third at Fontwell (2m1f, good) in November; that form already puts him on the premises here and he has very obvious scope for improvement.

3/1

Form: U44934 CD

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Usually a force to be reckoned with at Fontwell (form figures 44121) and sits 4lb lower than scoring over C&D last summer; tailed off when last seen at Lingfield in February, but freshened up by a break since; one of three for Gary Moore.

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3rd

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Tara Iti

10st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary & Josh Moore

towards rear

11/4

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Tara Iti

11st 4lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Usually a force to be reckoned with at Fontwell (form figures 44121) and sits 4lb lower than scoring over C&D last summer; tailed off when last seen at Lingfield in February, but freshened up by a break since; one of three for Gary Moore.

12/1

Form: 5-0667

Last run: 81 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Made a solid start to his career (two hurdle wins) but has found life tough going since, plummeting down the weights; seventh of 14 (beaten 25l) on final start for Gary Moore at Plumpton in January; 4lb lower on first go for Paddy Butler.

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12

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Privatory

10st 13lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Paddy Butler

Became disappointing for Gary Moore last season and was pulled up when 50-1 for recent stable debut at Fontwell (2m1f, good); swaps blinkers for first-time cheekpieces here.

33/1

13

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Privatory

10st 6lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Paddy Butler

Made a solid start to his career (two hurdle wins) but has found life tough going since, plummeting down the weights; seventh of 14 (beaten 25l) on final start for Gary Moore at Plumpton in January; 4lb lower on first go for Paddy Butler.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £275.00
Straight Forecast £213.10
Tricast £1973.60
Trifecta £1969.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Macari

SPOTLIGHT:

Solar System

D Express:

The Cox Express

Daily Mirror:

Gieves

Telegraph:

Hallwood

The Star:

Tara Iti

The Guardian:

Beat The Heat

TOPSPEED:

John Betjeman

Daily Mail:

Macari

The Sun:

Macari

Daily Record:

Macari

WEST COUNTRY:

Solar System

The Times:

Solar System