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Get Emma’s Offers At Planet Sport Bet Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 3m 0f 60y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Get Emma’s Offers At Planet Sport Bet Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £4.20

Form: 250-3P

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Needs to bounce back from a tame effort on soft ground in February but made very encouraging seasonal/stable/handicap debut when third at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December and has possibilities here if aided by first-time cheekpieces.

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1st

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Urban Soldier

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Needs to bounce back from a tame effort on soft ground in February but made very encouraging seasonal/stable/handicap debut when third at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December and has possibilities here if aided by first-time cheekpieces.

6/1

3

8th Feb 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:25 Huntingdon

Urban Soldier

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

0-4 for Paul Nicholls then had wind surgery; solid third in Doncaster handicap (good to soft; form has substance) upped to 3m on debut for new stable; should build on that encouraging effort; respected off same mark.

9/4

3rd

7

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:30 Doncaster

Urban Soldier

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Well beaten last winter on final two novice runs for Paul Nicholls, having previously made a promising hurdle debut at Taunton (2m3f, good); however, he returns having had wind surgery and interesting on handicap debut.

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4-P7P

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Pulled up when upped to 2m3f for handicap at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) in February but remains very unexposed and is still worth keeping an eye on in the betting; tongue-tie fitted.

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2nd

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Jeteye

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Pulled up when upped to 2m3f for handicap at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) in February but remains very unexposed and is still worth keeping an eye on in the betting; tongue-tie fitted.

16/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 543211 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Was a longstanding maiden until winning at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) and Hexham (2m7f, heavy) in recent weeks; evidently in very good nick but will need to take another step forward to land this prize.

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3rd

13

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Rumble B

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Justin Landy

towards rear

10/1

3rd

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Rumble B

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Justin Landy

Was a longstanding maiden until winning at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) and Hexham (2m7f, heavy) in recent weeks; evidently in very good nick but will need to take another step forward to land this prize.

6/1

Form: -42413 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Consistent 5yo who asserted on run-in to open account at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in January, his seventh start over hurdles; placed off today's mark at Ascot (2m7f, good) last month and ought to be on the premises again.

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4th

4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Nickelforce

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Consistent 5yo who asserted on run-in to open account at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in January, his seventh start over hurdles; placed off today's mark at Ascot (2m7f, good) last month and ought to be on the premises again.

6/1

3rd

8

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Nickelforce

11st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Made the frame in three consecutive handicaps in the autumn (2m4f-2m5f) and returned from break with clearcut win at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in January; moves up from Class 5 today but might have untapped potential over this longer trip.

4/1

1st

2

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Nickelforce

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Made the frame in all three handicaps, most notably when second to progressive rival at Hereford (2m5f, good to firm) in October; creeping up the weights for his troubles but ought to be on the premises again.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: -58B32

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

0-7 over hurdles but placed on both starts since upped to 3m and fitted with cheekpieces, more recently when second in stronger race than this at Newbury (good to soft) last month; likely contender.

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1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Mahler Moon

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

0-7 over hurdles but placed on both starts since upped to 3m and fitted with cheekpieces, more recently when second in stronger race than this at Newbury (good to soft) last month; likely contender.

3/1

2nd

10

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Mahler Moon

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Just his second handicap when brought down midrace over Christmas and then, with cheekpieces joining a tongue-tie, managed to hold on for a podium position at Doncaster (3m, good); was beaten 10l and he's off an untouched mark here, so more is needed.

8/1

3rd

13

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Mahler Moon

11st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Well beaten in the autumn in his first two handicaps (2m/2m5f); had wind surgery but was again an outsider when brought down at Wetherby (2m3f) on Boxing Day, close up at the time but it was at the fourth last; cheekpieces are added and he's upped in trip.

20/1

Form: B-930P

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Struggled to cope with heavy ground when upped to 2m5f for recent handicap debut but was placed in a 2m novice on good to soft in the autumn and remains unexposed; swaps cheekpieces for blinkers here.

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2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Royal Defender

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Struggled to cope with heavy ground when upped to 2m5f for recent handicap debut but was placed in a 2m novice on good to soft in the autumn and remains unexposed; swaps cheekpieces for blinkers here.

14/1

6

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:20 Exeter

Royal Defender

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Bought for 155,000gns after winning Irish maiden point (3m) in May 2022; his rules form has been patchy but he was a fair third in a Lingfield novice hurdle (2m, good to soft) last November and is open to improvement now up in trip in first-time cheekpieces on handicap debut; watch the betting.

5/1

10th

7

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

12:05 Cheltenham

Royal Defender

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

10l winner in his Irish point; opposable on what he has shown under rules, although his third of eight at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) last time was better than his hurdling debut form.

25/1

Form: P75342 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has not progressed since last June's quite impressive 2m4f course maiden win (good ground) and was no match for winner when remote second over C&D (heavy) this month, but today's less testing ground ought to suit him better and he's on a good mark now.

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5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Faded Fantasy

11st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Has not progressed since last June's quite impressive 2m4f course maiden win (good ground) and was no match for winner when remote second over C&D (heavy) this month, but today's less testing ground ought to suit him better and he's on a good mark now.

9/1

2nd

5

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:10 Southwell

Faded Fantasy

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Lost his way a bit after last June's quite impressive course maiden win (2m4f, good), and finished very tired (albeit on heavy ground) when upped to 3m at Wincanton last month; continues to edge down the weights but others here have more pressing claims.

8/1

Form: 4055P0

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Just a respectable fifth on handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, soft) in February and well beaten twice since (2m5f/2m4f); wore cheekpieces two starts ago; blinkers on for this first attempt at 3m; needs to turn things around.

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7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Golden Ambition

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Just a respectable fifth on handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, soft) in February and well beaten twice since (2m5f/2m4f); wore cheekpieces two starts ago; blinkers on for this first attempt at 3m; needs to turn things around.

12/1

4

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Golden Ambition

11st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Safely held when fifth on handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, soft) in February and pulled up when tried in blinkers (now removed) last month; remains lightly raced but needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

14/1

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Golden Ambition

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Remains unexposed after only four hurdling starts but was unable to land a telling blow when fifth on last month's handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, soft) and needs help from the first-time cheekpieces here.

20/1

Form: 323313

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Consistent over hurdles towards end of last year and got off the mark at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) in January but his last two runs were disappointing (Flat/hurdle) and he's not bred to benefit from this step up in trip; cheekpieces refitted; others look much safer.

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8

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Im Too Tired

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Consistent over hurdles towards end of last year and got off the mark at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) in January but his last two runs were disappointing (Flat/hurdle) and he's not bred to benefit from this step up in trip; cheekpieces refitted; others look much safer.

12/1

3rd

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Warwick

Im Too Tired

11st 3lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

took keen hold, held up in rear

2/1

Form: P-PP8F D

Last run: 102 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Dual good-ground hurdle winner at Newcastle (2m6f/2m7f) in early 2022 but seems badly to have lost his way over hurdles and fences during the last year or so; leap of faith is required to support him here.

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9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Freethinker

10st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Dual good-ground hurdle winner at Newcastle (2m6f/2m7f) in early 2022 but seems badly to have lost his way over hurdles and fences during the last year or so; leap of faith is required to support him here.

20/1

0

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:20 Huntingdon

Freethinker

10st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Both wins in good-ground events over hurdles at Newcastle in 2022; achieved nothing in 2023, latterly over fences; enough to prove.

25/1

8th

9

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Freethinker

10st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Two wins over hurdles at Newcastle (2m6f/2m7f, good) early in 2022 but pulled up in three runs this year including on his chase debut in October; has plenty to prove and he needs a major turnaround.

25/1

Form: 1-96PP D

Last run: 124 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Rallied well to lead close home at Taunton (3m, good) last March but has been out of form this season (including one chasing attempt); considered only if lively in the betting.

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11

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Unspeakable

10st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Christian Williams

Rallied well to lead close home at Taunton (3m, good) last March but has been out of form this season (including one chasing attempt); considered only if lively in the betting.

20/1

0

8

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

13:25 Exeter

Unspeakable

11st 3lb

J: Mr Daniel Ellis

T: Christian Williams

Was going nowhere when pulled up on chase debut last time; didn't head into that in much form and the ground was good when he won at Taunton in March; tongue-tie sported then and since is now left off.

12/1

Form: 0P8668

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Safely held in three 2m3f chases (all on soft ground) for new stable this season; might be better suited by today's trip-and-ground combination on his return to hurdling but has a lot more to prove than some.

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12

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Mizuma

10st 7lb

J: William Maggs

T: Danny Brooke

Safely held in three 2m3f chases (all on soft ground) for new stable this season; might be better suited by today's trip-and-ground combination on his return to hurdling but has a lot more to prove than some.

25/1

8th

2

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Mizuma

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Ex-Irish maiden who was safely held on first two starts for Danny Brooke, more recently when about 20l behind Bebside Banter over C&D last month; recent 5lb drop helps but he clearly needs to up his game.

16/1

Form: 63P626

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Proved he retains some ability when second at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) in December but this regressive veteran was safely held on his latest outing and is not the percentage call.

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13

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Just Call Me Al

10st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gillian Boanas

Proved he retains some ability when second at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) in December but this regressive veteran was safely held on his latest outing and is not the percentage call.

12/1

6th

9

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Just Call Me Al

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gillian Boanas

11yo who has been beaten on his last 16 starts and was inconsistent last year, but he was a good second at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last time and could be in the mix if backing up that performance.

13/2

Form: 009P

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Struggled (albeit on soft ground) when 33-1 for handicap debut over C&D five weeks ago and is effectively 8lb higher today, from out of the handicap.

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14

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Clarehill

10st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Olly Williams

Struggled (albeit on soft ground) when 33-1 for handicap debut over C&D five weeks ago and is effectively 8lb higher today, from out of the handicap.

66/1

6

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell

Clarehill

10st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Olly Williams

Modest point form in Ireland; soundly beaten in maiden hurdles at 2m and 2m3f but he goes handicapping off a very modest mark, even if 3lb out of the weights, so may do better.

14/1

9th

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:00 Doncaster

Clarehill

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Olly Williams

always behind

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £722.00
Straight Forecast £541.30
Tricast £4446.50
Trifecta £9372.00

Selections

The Times:

Nickelforce

POSTDATA:

Mahler Moon

SPOTLIGHT:

Faded Fantasy

RP RATINGS:

Urban Soldier

WEST COUNTRY:

Royal Defender

The Star:

Freethinker

Telegraph:

Rumble B

The Guardian:

Nickelforce

D Express:

Nickelforce

Daily Mirror:

Nickelforce

The Sun:

Nickelforce

Daily Mail:

Mahler Moon

Daily Record:

Mahler Moon