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14:25 Perth

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Assured Partners Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 4f 35y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Assured Partners Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 133

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Placed in 3m points and he stayed on well to win on hurdle debut at Stratford (2m, soft) last November; again kept on nicely when third at Bangor (2m, soft) last month in his first handicap and today's step up in trip could be just what this unexposed 6yo needs to return to winning ways.

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

1st

7

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

What A Johnny

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear

3/1

3rd

4

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Bangor-on-Dee

What A Johnny

11st 10lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Placed in two Irish points last year and justified odds-on favouritism on rules debut at Stratford (2m, soft) in November; not discredited when third at Sedgefield later that month and should have some improvement to come in handicaps.

4/1

11/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 425424 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

His form has been mixed over fences on his last six starts but there have been positive performances and this two-time hurdle winner is on a feasible mark now back in this sphere with Gavin Sheehan booked; a first-time visor replaces his usual cheekpieces.

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

2nd

12

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Euchan Falls

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

prominent

11/1

4th

4

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

in touch with leaders

100/30

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 371225 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won maiden hurdle at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in February then runner-up under William Maggs last month in first two handicaps (2m1f/2m3f, soft); rallied too late when fifth at speedy Musselburgh (2m1f, soft) last time and this step back up in trip could bear fruit.

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

3rd

2

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Final Edgar

11st 11lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mark Walford

pressed leader

6/1

5th

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Final Edgar

11st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mark Walford

Runner-up in both his handicaps, over 2m1f and 2m3f (soft); doesn't have a lot in hand off his mark by the looks (up 1lb) but he should be competitive once more.

8/1

2nd

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Final Edgar

12st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mark Walford

Eased-down winner of soft-ground Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) and found only one too good on his handicap debut back there; the winner ran a solid race to be runner-up at Bangor last weekend; thereabouts.

4/1

Form: 326898 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Runner-up over C&D last September, which continued a consistent spell, and he's 11lb lower today; soundly beaten on his four starts this year and needs to turn things around, but he's back in a tongue-tie this afternoon and it had a positive effect when last applied in 2022.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

11

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

City Derby

10st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

in touch with leaders

12/1

8th

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

City Derby

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Safely held on all three starts since returning from a break in January but didn't run badly at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) on latest occasion; sure to appreciate today's ease in grade and will be suited by the move back up in trip; well worth a second look.

14/1

9th

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:32 Carlisle

City Derby

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

in touch with leaders in centre of group, hit 4th

33/1

Form: 5-2564

Last run: 250 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Two-time hurdle winner (in 2020) who won two point-to-points last spring; on a reduced mark but he didn't really threaten over fences last summer and may be best watched now back hurdling on first run since.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Western Run

11st 11lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

towards rear but in touch with leaders, hit 7th

25/1

4th

4

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

16:30 Perth

Western Run

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: R Mike Smith

Not the force of old; won two open points in March/April but has fared less well since returning to handicap chases; others stronger.

8/1

6th

1

30th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

14:30 Cartmel

Western Run

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: R Mike Smith

Dual point winner for new stable this year but didn't achieve huge amount when well-held second of three on last month's rules return at Perth, and has since been well beaten in the Perth Gold Cup.

10/1

16/1

Form: P-5116 D BF

Last run: 241 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Tailed off over fences at Cartmel last August and absent since; however, he won two chases there earlier last summer (3m1f/2m5f, good/heavy) and runs off his last winning mark this afternoon; has won four times over hurdles and trainer's horses often go well fresh; not discounted.

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

6th

5

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Jelski

11st 10lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

in rear

16/1

6th

3

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

14:20 Cartmel

Jelski

11st 3lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

On a course hat-trick after wins over 3m1f+ in June and C&D last month; had to work hard in both but the reward is that his handicap mark is only edging upwards; acts on any ground, seemingly, and obvious credentials.

9/4

Form: 331347 C BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won here (2m, good to soft) last April and back on the scoresheet at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) in January; needs to raise his game after two lesser performances but that's possible, and he's not written off.

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

7th

6

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Duyfken

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders

15/2

7th

6

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Duyfken

11st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Consistent 5yo who is fine over 2m and 2m4f; heavy ground perhaps not ideal last time when first tried in a tongue-tie and could run well if back on song, for all that he might now be too high in the weights.

14/1

Form: 5U/1-P D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won twice in spring 2022 (2m3f/2m6f, very soft/good) and a market check is advised on this second start back from a long absence; however, he showed very little on last month's stable debut at Exeter (2m, soft; 50-1).

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

8th

3

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Vernon Subutex

11st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

took keen hold, held up in rear

25/1

3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Vernon Subutex

11st 12lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Ex-French; absent since defying a 3lb higher mark over fences at Stratford (2m6f, good) 22 months ago on British debut and sole run for David Pipe; sold for £3,000 last May; heed the market signals.

14/1

1st

3

15th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:22 Stratford

Vernon Subutex

11st 13lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Multiple hurdle/chase winner at up to 2m3f in France and has therefore been a productive youngster (he's still only a 5yo); quite difficult to assess from a handicapping perspective but market support should be heeded on British debut.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 21P37F C

Last run: 111 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent this term but was making headway when falling at fourth-last fence at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) in January last time; won over hurdles here (2m, good) last June and is probably fine at this trip; chance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Garde Des Champs

12st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

led narrowly

9/1

Form: 876-5P CD

Last run: 111 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who has tumbled down the weights and it's possible a change of stables will prompt an upturn in fortunes (ex-Nicky Richards; remains in same ownership); however, it's a long time since he's been competitive.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Big Bad Bear

11st 4lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

prominent, not fluent 4th

16/1

0

5

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Big Bad Bear

11st 5lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders, lost position and towards rear after 3rd, not fluent 4th, pushed along after 5th, struggling after 6th, pulled up after 7th

11/1

5th

5

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

14:35 Hexham

Big Bad Bear

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 457213 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Has done well in these blinkers, winning at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in February before another good run in third at Musselburgh (2m1f, soft); he could have more to offer now back up in trip and he's firmly in calculations.

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

9

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Beaumesnil

11st 3lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

towards rear

9/2

3rd

10

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Beaumesnil

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

Signs that he might not be straightforward but his breakthrough win had been coming and he travelled best before finishing the job off at Wetherby (2m3f, soft); that should have done his confidence some good; 7lb higher.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £335.00
Straight Forecast £296.20
Tricast £1278.00
Trifecta £1605.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

What A Johnny

POSTDATA:

Final Edgar

The Guardian:

Maillot Blanc

TOPSPEED:

Garde Des Champs

RP RATINGS:

City Derby

Telegraph:

Final Edgar

Daily Mail:

Final Edgar

The Times:

What A Johnny

The Sun:

What A Johnny

The Star:

What A Johnny

Daily Record:

What A Johnny

D Express:

Maillot Blanc

Daily Mirror:

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