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My Pension Expert Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8449.6
  • 3m 1f 10y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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My Pension Expert Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £3.50

Form: /PP14- CD

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Returned to form with front-running win over C&D (good) in October but was quickly back in the doldrums at Kempton the following month and it's hard to know what to expect from him on this reappearance outing.

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4th

3

27th Nov 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:00 Kempton

Ballintubber Boy

11st 12lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, led, increased tempo before 4 out, headed after 3 out, soon weakened

15/8

1st

1

10th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

16:55 Huntingdon

Ballintubber Boy

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual hurdle winner last season, latterly when making all off 2lb lower at Market Rasen (2m7f, good) in February, but has looked out of sorts on both appearances this term and needs to prove his wellbeing.

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 431PP-

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Showed the benefit of a wind op when wide-margin winner at Fakenham (2m7f, soft; also suited by good) in December but two very disappointing runs followed (chase/hurdle); needs to have been refreshed by 117-day break; refitted cheekpieces replace visor.

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0

14

25th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:45 Huntingdon

Edison Kent

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Wide-margin 2m7f Fakenham win before Christmas but pulled up a long way out at Fontwell one week later; much higher mark now from out of the weights; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

16/1

Form: 6/472- C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m hurdle winner in early 2023; began this year with two down-the-field AW runs but was evidently well suited by the hike up in trip when close second on return to hurdling at Ludlow (3m, good) last month; still unexposed as a stayer; one to consider.

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2nd

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Planet Legend

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Successful in a couple of 2m juvenile hurdles last season; down the field in two AW Flat handicaps this year; enough to prove upped markedly in distance.

20/1

10th

3

(5)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Planet Legend

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

A two-time 2m hurdles winner for his current yard but he was tried in blinkers when a below-par ninth back in this sphere over C&D 18 days ago; he needs to bounce back.

5/1

Form: 3PP74-

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Lost his way over fences last season and was safely held when back over hurdles in February but last month's staying-on fourth at Ludlow (3m, good; about 6l behind Planet Legend) was much more encouraging, and he remains very well handicapped on older form.

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4th

5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Ubetya

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Chase form has gone pear-shaped since his 2m5f win last spring; failed to revive on the return to hurdles last time; drops back in grade but is badly out of sorts and unproven at this trip.

20/1

7th

6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

16:35 Wetherby

Ubetya

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Runs off a mark 4lb lower than when winning over fences at Cartmel last May and has had jumping issues when struggling in chases on his last three starts, so this return to hurdling is worth a go; showed promise in this sphere early in career but there's a major doubt regarding his current form.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: P/P08-

Last run: 58 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Unraced over hurdles since 2022 and much better known as a cross-country chaser nowadays; badly out of form during light campaign last season and comes here with a lot to prove but will be suited by the ground and is sure to appreciate the ease in grade; cheekpieces removed after one use.

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8

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Back On The Lash

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Best known for his Cheltenham cross-country exploits nowadays and he was pulled up/tailed off on his last two runs last autumn; however, he returns from a break on a handy mark and in first-time cheekpieces and a tongue-tie; best form is on good/good to soft; no surprise to see a good run.

16/1

Form: 16857- C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Began this year with two substandard efforts but her respectable seventh at Chepstow (2m7f, good) last month was a step back in the right direction and she's now 3lb lower than for her narrow win at Ascot (2m7f, good) in November; can't be ruled out.

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7th

2

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

Midnightreflection

12st 1lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

Justified support with her narrow success at Ascot (2m7f, good) in November; well held on soft ground in last two runs but this return to forecast quicker conditions looks a positive and she's now 1lb lower than for last win; dangerous if she can get back on track.

12/1

5th

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Midnightreflection

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

Won with nothing to spare at Ascot in November (2m7f, good) when also ridden by Charlie Case and just 1lb lower; her following effort was okay as well and it was quite a strong race in which she was found well wanting at Lingfield; in an ideal world she probably prefers quicker ground than this.

10/1

Form: 11171- C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

5-6 over fences since cheekpieces were added last June, the latest win gained here (2m4f, good) last month; reverts to hurdling on a 4lb lower mark and will be fine over today's trip; commands respect.

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1st

1

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

17:10 Huntingdon

Mole Court

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Mopped up several of these events from 2m4f-3m1f in the spring and autumn of last year, all on good or good to soft; genuine soft ground probably against him at Cheltenham in November when last seen; drops back further in trip and may still have more to come.

5/2

7th

14

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Mole Court

10st 9lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Ben Pauling

Very progressive 6yo who is 4-4 since fitted with cheekpieces, the latest win gained under Jack Andrews in 19-runner handicap over C&D (good) three weeks ago with two of today's rivals on his heels; unraced on ground slower than good to soft but otherwise his claims are very solid.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £1044.00
Straight Forecast £953.30
Tricast £4210.20
Trifecta £5006.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mole Court

RP RATINGS:

Midnightreflection

Telegraph:

Planet Legend

THE NORTH:

Ubetya

The Star:

Ballintubber Boy

Daily Record:

Planet Legend

WEST COUNTRY:

Mole Court

The Times:

Mole Court

The Guardian:

Mole Court

Daily Mail:

Mole Court

Daily Mirror:

Mole Court

The Sun:

Mole Court

D Express:

Ubetya

TOPSPEED:

Midnightreflection

POSTDATA:

Midnightreflection