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AK Bets Sports Betting & Casino Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 47y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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AK Bets Sports Betting & Casino Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 168338 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Went up 12lb for two wins at Hexham in November (2m heavy); some fair efforts since, but well beaten at Musselburgh last time; back on a fair mark now; a possible.

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1st

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Serious Ego

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Went up 12lb for two wins at Hexham in November (2m heavy); some fair efforts since, but well beaten at Musselburgh last time; back on a fair mark now; a possible.

5/1

8th

12

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Serious Ego

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Won twice on heavy ground at Hexham in November (2m) and may need that sort of stamina test these days; got outpaced at Ayr last time when behind Mack The Man.

14/1

3rd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Serious Ego

11st 13lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Exploited some significant help from the handicapper when winning twice on heavy ground at Hexham in November but has not quite been at the same level since; younger rivals appeal more.

8/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: -97859

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Third in a Kelso bumper on debut last April (2m, good); fairly ordinary form over hurdles, including on handicap debut at Ayr last time (2m, good to soft); improvement needed.

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2nd

7

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Northern Cardinal

11st 3lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Third in a Kelso bumper on debut last April (2m, good); fairly ordinary form over hurdles, including on handicap debut at Ayr last time (2m, good to soft); improvement needed.

15/2

9th

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Northern Cardinal

11st 3lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Placed in Kelso bumper last spring; showed nothing more than minor promise in his three qualifying runs over hurdles there (2m, soft/heavy) and his tendency to race too freely remains a worry but he has a lowly mark for this handicap debut and is a possible improver.

11/2

5th

10

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Northern Cardinal

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders on outer, hit 1st, soon midfield

50/1

14/1

  • Place: £8.30

Form: 735P00 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 7lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Veteran; has won ten of his 90 races, six of them over hurdles; hasn't been at his best on last few outings and a bit to prove now.

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10th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Iolani

10st 9lb

J: Ben Smith

T: Miss A M Slack

Without a win since 2021 and patently not the force of old but proved he retains a modicum of ability when placed at Perth (2m, soft) last month, and today's better ground ought to be in his favour.

10/1

3rd

12

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Iolani

10st 7lb

J: William Maggs

T: Miss A M Slack

Veteran; has won ten of his 90 races, six of them over hurdles; hasn't been at his best on last few outings and a bit to prove now.

14/1

11th

11

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Iolani

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Miss A M Slack

Six-time winner over hurdles but not since 2021, and was badly out of form when last seen in the autumn; resumes on a tempting mark but has a lot more to prove than some.

25/1

Form: 956447 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; latest win came off 7lb lower at Kilbeggan in July last year (2m2f, yielding to soft); has not run up to his best on either start for present yard; bit to prove at present.

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4th

2

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Kellies Dream

12st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Daragh Bourke

Ex-Irish; latest win came off 7lb lower at Kilbeggan in July last year (2m2f, yielding to soft); has not run up to his best on either start for present yard; bit to prove at present.

12/1

7th

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Kellies Dream

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

Dual hurdle winner when trained in Ireland but made low-key stable debut when well-held fourth at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) last month; needs to take a good step forward here.

12/1

Form: -15387 CD

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last May (good) but was below par here on last two starts; returns after a break on ground that is probably softer than ideal.

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5th

4

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Just Dottie

11st 12lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

C&D winner last May (good) but was below par here on last two starts; returns after a break on ground that is probably softer than ideal.

16/1

7th

7

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

16:15 Perth

Just Dottie

10st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: R Mike Smith

held up in rear, some headway 3 out, weakened 2 out

8/1

Form: -5877P

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; best efforts were over this trip on soft ground back in 2022; not run up to his best for this yard (pulled up over fences last time) but is becoming well handicapped.

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4th

4

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

16:25 Hexham

Broadford Publican

11st 1lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

towards rear

16/1

6th

6

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Broadford Publican

11st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Stuart Coltherd

Ex-Irish; best efforts were over this trip on soft ground back in 2022; not run up to his best for this yard (pulled up over fences last time) but is becoming well handicapped.

16/1

Form: -96543

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Doncaster winner on the Flat for Lucinda Russell last year (1m2f, heavy); fair efforts over hurdles last month, finishing fourth in handicaps at Ayr (2m, good to soft) and Carlisle (2m1f, soft); one to consider.

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7th

10

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Dont Look Back

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: William Young Jnr

Doncaster winner on the Flat for Lucinda Russell last year (1m2f, heavy); fair efforts over hurdles last month, finishing fourth in handicaps at Ayr (2m, good to soft) and Carlisle (2m1f, soft); one to consider.

9/2

3rd

8

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Dont Look Back

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: William Young Jnr

Won on the Flat a year ago but is yet to be placed after eight hurdling starts; gave good account when fourth at Ayr (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago but is effectively 3lb higher here and others look stronger.

20/1

Form: 244P5P

Last run: 83 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Good run after a break when second at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in July last year; mainly below-par since, last four over fences; others preferred.

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8th

13

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Coeur Aimant

10st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Good run after a break when second at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in July last year; mainly below-par since, last four over fences; others preferred.

10/1

7

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:35 Catterick

Coeur Aimant

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Soundly beaten in similar event over C&D five weeks ago, taking overall record to 0-19; hard to support with confidence but has become well handicapped on best hurdles efforts.

10/1

5th

9

28th Dec 2023

Good

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

13:40 Catterick

Coeur Aimant

10st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

in rear, headway after 4th, not fluent 7th, weakened before 3 out

12/1

Form: 5732-0 D

Last run: 345 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

14-race maiden over hurdles, but has won two chases, both over 2m1f on good to soft at Kelso; effective on soft ground, is 3lb lower over hurdles but may need the run after 345-day break.

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9th

8

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Fourth Of July

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

14-race maiden over hurdles, but has won two chases, both over 2m1f on good to soft at Kelso; effective on soft ground, is 3lb lower over hurdles but may need the run after 345-day break.

8/1

10th

8

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

14:15 Newcastle

Fourth Of July

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Without a win since 2021 and evidently not as good as he was but ran big race in defeat at Hexham (1m7f, soft) three weeks ago and today's better ground is probably in his favour; no surprise if he features.

7/1

Form: 44-U63

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden over hurdles; third at Musselburgh on latest start (2m4f, soft) and chance on that form despite drop in trip.

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3

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Agilulf

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Adam Nicol

Eight-race maiden over hurdles; third at Musselburgh on latest start (2m4f, soft) and chance on that form despite drop in trip.

5/1

4

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Agilulf

11st 8lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Adam Nicol

Ex-Flat horse who is now 0-13 overall; no closer than 20l in his three completed handicaps over hurdles and others appeal more on this return from an absence.

20/1

Form: 665-5P

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 7yo making his handicap debut; bit to prove having run moderately on both starts in 2024.

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5

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Road To Rosley

11st 6lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

Unexposed 7yo making his handicap debut; bit to prove having run moderately on both starts in 2024.

20/1

3

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:10 Hexham

Road To Rosley

11st 6lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

held up in rear, struggling when slow jump 5th, soon tailed off

33/1

5th

5

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Carlisle

Road To Rosley

11st 7lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer, headway and prominent after 3rd, briefly led 5th

9/1

Form: PP4P-P

Last run: 161 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Ex-Phil Kirby; pulled up in the 2m4f handicap hurdle at this meeting last year; had finished 17l-last of four in a Newcastle novice the previous month (2m1f, heavy), form that gives him a chance here as the three in front of him are now rated over 20lb higher than him; interesting on debut for new yard.

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9

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Barley Breeze

10st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Ex-Phil Kirby; pulled up in the 2m4f handicap hurdle at this meeting last year; had finished 17l-last of four in a Newcastle novice the previous month (2m1f, heavy), form that gives him a chance here as the three in front of him are now rated over 20lb higher than him; interesting on debut for new yard.

14/1

0

2

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:00 Sedgefield

Barley Breeze

11st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Philip Kirby

Poor form in bumpers/hurdles and now makes his debut over fences after 202 days off; related to some useful hurdlers/chasers and the market may reveal what to expect.

25/1

Form: P26U40

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden over hurdles; plenty to make up with a few of these on his below-par tenth at Ayr last time (2m, good to soft, tongue-tie on for first time); tongue-tie left off here but blinkers now tried.

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11

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Lifetime Adventure

10st 8lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Andrew Hamilton

Ten-race maiden over hurdles; plenty to make up with a few of these on his below-par tenth at Ayr last time (2m, good to soft, tongue-tie on for first time); tongue-tie left off here but blinkers now tried.

14/1

10th

12

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Lifetime Adventure

10st 7lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Andrew Hamilton

0-9 over hurdles but ran fairly well when fourth at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) last week and has each-way claims if combination of drop back in trip and first-time tongue-tie proves beneficial here.

15/2

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Exacta £399.00
Straight Forecast £394.50
Tricast £8336.00
Trifecta £10955.00

Selections

The Times:

Serious Ego

SPOTLIGHT:

Barley Breeze

Telegraph:

Agilulf

POSTDATA:

Lifetime Adventure

THE NORTH:

Barley Breeze

Daily Record:

Agilulf

The Guardian:

Serious Ego

Daily Mail:

Serious Ego

D Express:

Serious Ego

Daily Mirror:

Serious Ego

The Sun:

Serious Ego

The Star:

Serious Ego