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Good To Soft

Liz And Izzy’s HOAP Podcast Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Liz And Izzy’s HOAP Podcast Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.67
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 69891

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Tailed off on handicap debut in February but took huge step forward at Exeter (2m2f, good) on Friday, keeping on strongly to win readily by 10l; needs to be taken very seriously under 7lb penalty here.

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1st

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Captain Wallace

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Tailed off on handicap debut in February but took huge step forward at Exeter (2m2f, good) on Friday, keeping on strongly to win readily by 10l; needs to be taken very seriously under 7lb penalty here.

11/8

1st

11

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Captain Wallace

11st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

raced in second

14/1

9th

12

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Captain Wallace

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Joined Sam Thomas after going very close in soft-ground Irish point last March; launched rules career with three disappointing maiden/novice hurdle runs towards end of last year (2m-2m4f) but makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and still has plenty of time to get his act together; hooded for first time.

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 785

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

0-5 in Irish points last year and unable to land a telling blow in three maiden/novice hurdles (1m7f-2m1f) in February/March but moves up in trip for this handicap debut and market support will make him of interest.

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6th

2

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

Dixie Cowboy

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

0-5 in Irish points last year; found only one rival too good on handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good) 16 days ago, albeit 11l too good; another move in trip seemed plausible in that performance, so he's considered.

3/1

2nd

14

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Dixie Cowboy

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

0-5 in Irish points last year and unable to land a telling blow in three maiden/novice hurdles (1m7f-2m1f) in February/March but moves up in trip for this handicap debut and market support will make him of interest.

10/1

5th

5

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Dixie Cowboy

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Maiden Irish pointer who has beaten just one rival in a pair of 2m maiden hurdles this February; others appeal more.

66/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 0-5672

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Safely held in three maiden hurdles for new stable this season but came from off the pace for clear second over C&D (heavy) on this month's handicap debut; major contender if just as good on today's faster ground.

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3rd

1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Saint Bibiana

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Georgina Nicholls

Safely held in three maiden hurdles for new stable this season but came from off the pace for clear second over C&D (heavy) on this month's handicap debut; major contender if just as good on today's faster ground.

7/1

Form: P4-PP9

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Placed in two bumpers and a Newcastle novice (2m4f, good to soft) last season but has cut little ice in his five handicaps; tongue-tie fitted for first time here; difficult to enthuse over.

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2nd

4

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

20:20 Stratford

City Roller

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Laura Horsfall

Modest and exposed maiden; ran okay back from a break at Southwell 16 days ago but he could probably do with some more help from the handicapper.

14/1

4th

13

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

City Roller

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Laura Horsfall

Placed in two bumpers and a Newcastle novice (2m4f, good to soft) last season but has cut little ice in his five handicaps; tongue-tie fitted for first time here; difficult to enthuse over.

66/1

Form: 52P633

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden who shaped well before weakening into third over C&D (heavy; behind Saint Bibiana) on recent stable debut; may not be ideally suited by today's faster ground but still considered; cheekpieces added.

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8th

4

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Larkfield Lusive

11st 7lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

0-8 in Ireland; beaten 11l and 19l in a pair of 2m4f handicap hurdles for this yard (tried cheekpieces last time); much depends on whether he can raise his game over fences as needs to.

13/2

5th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Larkfield Lusive

11st 6lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Ex-Irish maiden who shaped well before weakening into third over C&D (heavy; behind Saint Bibiana) on recent stable debut; may not be ideally suited by today's faster ground but still considered; cheekpieces added.

10/1

Form: -P6475

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

In the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) in February but soundly beaten in first two handicaps (2m3f/2m); improvement needed in first-time tongue-tie.

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6th

9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Glengolly

11st 4lb

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 soundly beaten in first two handicaps (2m3f/2m); improvement needed in first-time tongue-tie.

33/1

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

Form: 020983

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Well down the field in two Irish handicaps in the autumn (2m4f/3m) and did not achieve huge amount when third of six in Exeter seller (2m2f, heavy) for Matt Sheppard last month; however, she was claimed for £6,000 after that latest run and her up-and-coming new trainer has booked Harry Cobden.

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1st

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

19:40 Fontwell

Mermaids Cave

11st 8lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Back from a break with a 4l third at Leicester in March, but that was a small-field seller and she was disappointing back in a handicap at Southwell (2m4f, good; 6-1) last month; record now stands at 0-8 and others are more convincing.

6/1

7th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Mermaids Cave

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Well down the field in two Irish handicaps in the autumn (2m4f/3m) and did not achieve huge amount when third of six in Exeter seller (2m2f, heavy) for Matt Sheppard last month; however, she was claimed for £6,000 after that latest run and her up-and-coming new trainer has booked Harry Cobden.

8/1

Form: 665

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in February 2023; showed only glimmers of promise in three 2m3f maiden hurdles this season and not obviously well treated for handicap debut but improvement is possible.

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8th

12

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Ginger Jonny

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

Irish point winner in February 2023; showed only glimmers of promise in three 2m3f maiden hurdles this season and not obviously well treated for handicap debut but improvement is possible.

14/1

5th

4

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

14:42 Huntingdon

Ginger Jonny

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

Made all in Irish maiden point; twice tailed off over hurdles, over 2m3f on good to soft and soft; best watched for now.

20/1

6th

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

13:30 Doncaster

Ginger Jonny

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

Made all in Irish maiden point on debut last February, before £35,000 sale; 25-1 and tongue tied, beaten 37l when sixth of 16 in maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in October, prominent long way; has ability but needs big improvement.

16/1

Form: -5144P D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Came good in first-time tongue-tie at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) in January, his second start for Samuel Drinkwater; his next two runs were perfectly respectable but he was struggling before stamina might have been an issue over 3m1f last time and others probably have more potential.

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9th

8

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Nimbus Boy

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Came good in first-time tongue-tie at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) in January, his second start for Samuel Drinkwater; his next two runs were perfectly respectable but he was struggling before stamina might have been an issue over 3m1f last time and others probably have more potential.

16/1

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

Nimbus Boy

11st 9lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Reportedly aided by addition of tongue-tie when opening account at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) in January, his second start for Samuel Drinkwater; not quite in same form when fourth on next two outings (both 2m4f) but has possibilities if this longer trip suits.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-540P

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Looked quite promising when fourth in Ludlow novice (2m, good to soft) in October but his first two handicap runs (both 2m3f) were very disappointing; needs help from the first-time cheekpieces here.

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2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

I Got Stung

11st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Looked quite promising when fourth in Ludlow novice (2m, good to soft) in October but his first two handicap runs (both 2m3f) were very disappointing; needs help from the first-time cheekpieces here.

25/1

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:10 Taunton

I Got Stung

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Didn't jump well enough and was eventually well beaten on handicap debut in January but his keeping-on fourth at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in October was encouraging, and he probably still has potential.

12/1

Form: 55556P

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

May not have been suited by the heavy ground when well beaten on last month's handicap debut but he dropped out very tamely on good ground at Huntingdon three weeks ago and comes here with a lot to prove; sports first-time cheekpieces.

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3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Mountain Pass

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

May not have been suited by the heavy ground when well beaten on last month's handicap debut but he dropped out very tamely on good ground at Huntingdon three weeks ago and comes here with a lot to prove; sports first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:10 Huntingdon

Mountain Pass

11st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harry Derham

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

9/2

6th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

14:25 Newbury

Mountain Pass

10st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Well beaten on heavy in December when last seen, having begun hurdling career with two promising 2m runs on good/good to soft; due to make his handicap debut over 2m5f early last month but withdrawn when the ground was soft; that's a concern but market may guide for this handicap newcomer.

10/1

Form: P-5253

Last run: 170 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Went close on last summer's handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) and was very respectable third at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) on latest outing in November; each-way claims if fully tuned up after break.

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4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Blazing Court

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Went close on last summer's handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) and was very respectable third at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) on latest outing in November; each-way claims if fully tuned up after break.

10/1

Form: 65-055

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on hurdling debut in October but, following a wind op, shaped with promise on consecutive appearances at start of this year (2m4f/2m3f); should have more to offer in handicaps; no surprise if he features.

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7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Tigger

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Well beaten on hurdling debut in October but, following a wind op, shaped with promise on consecutive appearances at start of this year (2m4f/2m3f); should have more to offer in handicaps; no surprise if he features.

10/1

5th

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Tigger

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

raced wide, in rear

20/1

5th

9

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Tigger

11st 3lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Ran well to a point on seasonal/hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) but weakened quickly in the straight and was well beaten in the end; had wind op in November; probably one for further down the line.

25/1

Form: 62629P

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden; made quite pleasing stable debut when second in Hexham maiden (2m, soft) in October but a well-beaten outsider in both subsequent handicaps (1m7f/2m); attempts a new trip here.

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8th

10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

19:15 Hexham

All Ways And Ever

10st 8lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

midfield in centre of group

50/1

11

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

All Ways And Ever

11st 3lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Ex-Irish maiden; made quite pleasing stable debut when second in Hexham maiden (2m, soft) in October but a well-beaten outsider in both subsequent handicaps (1m7f/2m); attempts a new trip here.

100/1

8

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

All Ways And Ever

11st 8lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Ex-Irish maiden; made quite pleasing stable debut when second in Hexham maiden (2m, soft) in October but struggled when 66-1 handicap debut at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in February; cheekpieces refitted.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £268.00
Straight Forecast £252.60
Tricast £2147.70
Trifecta £2902.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Captain Wallace

RP RATINGS:

Tigger

WEST COUNTRY:

Blazing Court

Daily Record:

Mermaids Cave

D Express:

Glengolly

TOPSPEED:

Nimbus Boy

Telegraph:

Captain Wallace

The Guardian:

Captain Wallace

Daily Mail:

Captain Wallace

Daily Mirror:

Captain Wallace

The Sun:

Captain Wallace

The Star:

Captain Wallace

POSTDATA:

Tigger

The Times:

Blazing Court