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17:35 Fontwell

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starsportsbet.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 1f 162y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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starsportsbet.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 8531-2 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Not the easiest but seems to have been helped by the cheekpieces, winning well at Kempton (2m, good) last month and second of nine at Ludlow (2m, good) a fortnight ago when possibly unlucky not to follow up; major player from 1lb higher.

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2nd

7

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Cawthorne Banker

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Might be a bit tricky but it was his second run in cheekpieces and his second handicap when coming clear at Kempton (2m, good) three weeks ago; the ability is there to cope with an 8lb rise and good ground seems to suit him well.

3/1

1st

3

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Cawthorne Banker

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield

9/4

3/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 53/1-5 BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Did it well when making a successful handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) last month after a year off; up 10lb when only fifth of 11 at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) eight days ago, but only two flights were jumped so it's probably best to forgive that; shortlisted.

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1st

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Happy Boy

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, went third after 3 out, pushed along and led 2 out, went clear approaching last, kept on well run-in, comfortably

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 9/077-

Last run: 87 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Early promise over hurdles for Alan King but has gone the wrong way, including in three starts for this yard (the tongue-tie going on); blinkers are now added; probably best watched.

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7th

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Taunton

Sarsen

11st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 3rd

12/1

7th

8

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Sarsen

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Anthony Honeyball

Soundly beaten in first two handicaps, the latter his seasonal/stable debut in October (2m3f) but he had some excuses that day and is not written off just yet.

14/1

Form: 6074-4

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Ran well above his Irish hurdles form when fourth of 14 on stable debut in a Taunton novice hurdle (2m1f, soft; 250-1) last month, but an 11lb rise for that looked harsh in view of his effort in a Hereford handicap (2m, good) 13 days ago; 5lb drop is not enough to tempt.

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No Results Found

Form: 05/90-

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdles winner over 2m on soft/good in 2022 but has lost her way, including at Taunton last month on her return from another lengthy absence; others look stronger.

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10th

15

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Eventful

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Back to her last winning mark (November 2020); however, well held in three runs last year and she's been a long-time absent.

20/1

4/1

Form: 6781P-

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Not the most consistent but hurdle wins at Worcester (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) a year ago and Southwell (2m, good) in September show that he is capable; only 1lb higher than for the latest and his recent Flat return should have put him straight; worth a second look.

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No Results Found

Form: 11/3P- CD

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Versatile sort who does seem suited by this track (record 431113); beaten a very long way on last month's Flat return and this trip on drying ground is not sure to be enough of a test for him now.

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No Results Found

Form: 667P-P

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won his first two starts over hurdles (one in France) but 0-14 since and very much on the downgrade; addition of a tongue-tie needs to have a dramatic effect.

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12

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Privatory

10st 13lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Paddy Butler

Became disappointing for Gary Moore last season and was pulled up when 50-1 for recent stable debut at Fontwell (2m1f, good); swaps blinkers for first-time cheekpieces here.

33/1

13

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Privatory

10st 6lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Paddy Butler

Made a solid start to his career (two hurdle wins) but has found life tough going since, plummeting down the weights; seventh of 14 (beaten 25l) on final start for Gary Moore at Plumpton in January; 4lb lower on first go for Paddy Butler.

33/1

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