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Sinclair Discovery Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 5f 55y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Sinclair Discovery Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: /8904-

Last run: 81 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Finished much closer when fourth of 12 at 33-1 on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) in February last time, albeit well behind the third and 27l off the winner; moving up in trip looks a positive today.

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1st

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Jaxonne

10st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Finished much closer when fourth of 12 at 33-1 on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) in February last time, albeit well behind the third and 27l off the winner; moving up in trip looks a positive today.

8/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 23233-

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

1-13 in handicaps, the win at Perth (2m4f, heavy) last September, but usually gives his running and looks effective from 2m4f to 3m; usually claimer ridden; possibly ideally suited by ground softer than good but should not be far away if the first-time headgear does not have adverse effect.

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2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Awesome Foursome

11st 10lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

1-13 in handicaps, the win at Perth (2m4f, heavy) last September, but usually gives his running and looks effective from 2m4f to 3m; usually claimer ridden; possibly ideally suited by ground softer than good but should not be far away if the first-time headgear does not have adverse effect.

7/2

3rd

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Awesome Foursome

11st 10lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2m4f hurdle winner (heavy); thereabouts in three of his last four starts, although beaten 19l at Haydock (3m, soft) latest; drops 1lb and should be competitive.

13/2

3rd

11

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Awesome Foursome

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Heavy-ground handicap hurdle winner (2m4f) who has run well in defeat on his last three starts (2m3f/2m5f); however, he's just 1-14 over hurdles and may be vulnerable to stronger stayers now back up in trip.

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 09/89-

Last run: 344 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Saw plenty of action in Ireland and also won a 1m6f AW Flat race last month on sixth start for current yard; ran respectably in that sphere 15 days ago; heavy defeats in Ireland in his last four starts over hurdles, latest last June, which he needs to put well behind him.

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3rd

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Bear Claws

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Saw plenty of action in Ireland and also won a 1m6f AW Flat race last month on sixth start for current yard; ran respectably in that sphere 15 days ago; heavy defeats in Ireland in his last four starts over hurdles, latest last June, which he needs to put well behind him.

8/1

4th

5

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Claws

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Alastair Ralph

Ex-Irish 7yo, who got back on the scoresheet when landing a 1m6f handicap here (13-2) on his return three weeks ago; got first run in that race but a 3lb rise looks fair enough and he's respected on this drop back in trip.

4/1

1st

4

(7)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Claws

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Alastair Ralph

Ex-Irish 7yo who was placed twice over C&D for his new yard last autumn; ended 2023 on a low note but given a chance by the handicapper if a 110-day break sparks a revival.

100/30

Form: 64041- CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery before penultimate start and improved to win eight-runner handicap debut over C&D (good) on latest, coming from off the pace to lead close home; up 4lb but should have more to offer.

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4th

3

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Musique De Fee

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

Had wind surgery before penultimate start and improved to win eight-runner handicap debut over C&D (good) on latest, coming from off the pace to lead close home; up 4lb but should have more to offer.

11/4

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:35 Ludlow

Musique De Fee

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Georgina Nicholls

Showed some ability in bumpers (once on good ground) before fairly respectable fourth of seven on hurdling debut at Wincanton (2m5f, heavy) in December; well beaten twice since, though, and needs improvement on this handicap debut.

10/1

8

4th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Musique De Fee

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Georgina Nicholls

Close up in a point and bumper; has made an ordinary start hurdling (over further) and returns from a break after wind surgery; could raise his game.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 48U55-

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two bumpers last spring but has not made much impact in his five starts over hurdles; beaten 16l on handicap debut over C&D (9-1) last time and has worn cheekpieces on last three outings; work to do.

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5th

1

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Pearl Island

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Made the frame in two bumpers last spring but has not made much impact in his five starts over hurdles; beaten 16l on handicap debut over C&D (9-1) last time and has worn cheekpieces on last three outings; work to do.

12/1

5th

6

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Pearl Island

10st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Daly

Made the frame in two bumpers last spring and also displayed promise when fourth on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in November; however, has gone the wrong way since and needs to turn things around on this handicap debut.

12/1

5th

6

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Pearl Island

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Henry Daly

Slowed dramatically and unseated rider at first flight on latest outing; something to find on earlier form but is bred to do better, being out of a triple hurdles winner for his connections.

25/1

Form: 01930- CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner for former yard, including of this race two years ago; made a winning debut for yard at Hereford (2m3f, good to firm; has won on soft) in October; creditable third there in November but there were heavy defeats either side of that; the latest was admittedly after 119 days off; mixed messages but considered.

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6th

6

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Fenney Brook

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Katy Price

Dual C&D winner for former yard, including of this race two years ago; made a winning debut for yard at Hereford (2m3f, good to firm; has won on soft) in October; creditable third there in November but there were heavy defeats either side of that; the latest was admittedly after 119 days off; mixed messages but considered.

9/1

11th

5

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Fenney Brook

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Katy Price

Three handicap wins for previous yard; went into a decline last summer but revitalised when making winning debut for yard over C&D (good to firm; has won on soft) in October and had excuses since; likely to be ridden more patiently again now reunited with Gavin Sheehan; thereabouts.

7/1

3rd

8

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:35 Hereford

Fenney Brook

10st 5lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Bounced back to form with game C&D (good to firm) win on last month's stable debut but suffered a heavy defeat at Ludlow three weeks ago and now has questions to answer again; others preferred.

12/1

Form: 0/050-

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Heavy defeats on all five starts, the latest on handicap debut at Stratford (3m2f; 80-1) three weeks ago when tongue tied first time; while he may not have stayed the trip that day, others bring more pressing claims.

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7th

11

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Alfie Sharp

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Heavy defeats on all five starts, the latest on handicap debut at Stratford (3m2f; 80-1) three weeks ago when tongue tied first time; while he may not have stayed the trip that day, others bring more pressing claims.

33/1

12th

14

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Alfie Sharp

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Struggled to get competitive in four maiden/novice hurdles (1m7f-2m3f) but combination of new trip and first-time tongue-tie may enable improvement on this handicap debut.

33/1

5th

3

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:20 Hereford

Alfie Sharp

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Well beaten at triple-digit odds on both hurdling starts; can't be recommended.

100/1

Form: P/U67-

Last run: 138 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced for his age, with best effort in a 2m maiden hurdle two years ago; tried cheekpieces on latest start and blinkered today; down the weights but it's hard to make a solid case.

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8th

10

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Kracquer

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Lightly raced for his age, with best effort in a 2m maiden hurdle two years ago; tried cheekpieces on latest start and blinkered today; down the weights but it's hard to make a solid case.

33/1

7th

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:05 Market Rasen

Kracquer

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Lightly raced 9yo; mainly modest form but not disgraced when 24l sixth of ten in a Uttoxeter handicap (2m, good to soft) in July when last seen out; cheekpieces are now tried; 5lb out of the weights but could play a part.

40/1

6th

6

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:45 Uttoxeter

Kracquer

11st 3lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Eight-race maiden for four different yards and he's struggled at big prices in his four handicaps; didn't get very far over C&D on his return four weeks ago and can only be watched until he shows some positive signs.

40/1

Form: 11137- BF

Last run: 254 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Completed quick hat-trick when fitted with cheekpieces last July; not seen since tailed off in a first-time visor in September on final start for Milton Harris; may well need a career best.

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2

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Nadim

11st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richard Hawker

Completed quick hat-trick when fitted with cheekpieces last July; not seen since tailed off in a first-time visor in September on final start for Milton Harris; may well need a career best.

13/2

7th

1

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:08 Fontwell

Nadim

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Completed quick hat-trick when fitted with cheekpieces in July and was beaten under 1l when third off today's mark at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) on Saturday, albeit after racing rather lazily in rear for much of that contest; will be fine on today's faster ground and could have more improvement to come if switch to first-time visor helps to keep the revs up.

6/4

Form: 8P87-

Last run: 125 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Tongue tied all starts; never involved in her bumper and has not shown much in three starts over hurdles, the latest in January; had wind surgery soon afterwards; upped in trip for this handicap debut, which will suit her well on pedigree.

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8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Behind The Veil

11st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Tongue tied all starts; never involved in her bumper and has not shown much in three starts over hurdles, the latest in January; had wind surgery soon afterwards; upped in trip for this handicap debut, which will suit her well on pedigree.

10/1

7th

11

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:55 Taunton

Behind The Veil

11st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Tongue tied all starts; never involved on bumper debut and pulled up at Lingfield, then finished remote over C&D, in two hurdle starts.

150/1

8th

9

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Behind The Veil

10st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Unable to justify prominence in betting when midfield on last month's bumper debut and pulled up when 40-1 for hurdling debut a fortnight ago (2m3f).

66/1

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SPOTLIGHT:

Musique De Fee

D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

Fenney Brook

The Times:

Musique De Fee

Telegraph:

Musique De Fee

The Star:

Musique De Fee

POSTDATA:

Awesome Foursome

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Awesome Foursome

The Sun:

Awesome Foursome

Daily Record:

Awesome Foursome