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Johnny & Tony Connell Memorial Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £18210.5
  • 3m 1f 83y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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Johnny & Tony Connell Memorial Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 123P-1 C

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won four staying chases on ground ranging from good to heavy last season and back to form to win a staying chase here on Saturday (jumped well); escapes a penalty and is 5lb lower over hurdles so he's an interesting runner.

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13/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 3114-2

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Irish raider; won a maiden and two novice hurdle at up to 2m5f for John McConnell; good second in a 3m handicap at Kilbeggan on stable debut last time (good, hood tried); has a chance, but best form on decent ground and any rain would be a negative.

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16/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 4BP0-3

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Ran his best race for a while when third at Aintree last time (2m4f, good); has won on soft ground but yet to prove that he stays this far.

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OUR TIP

Form: 2P21-1 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

In fine form at present, following up her good second in a Newbury handicap in March (3m, good to soft) by winning similar events at Warwick (3m1f, good) and Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft); up a total of 19lb (8lb higher than last win); one with a chance.

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1st

8

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Warwick

Take No Chances

10st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, steady headway after 3 out, went second home turn, disputed lead 2 out, pushed along to lead approaching last, ran on well run-in, eased towards finish, readily

11/4

Form: 11126- CD

Last run: 100 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won three on the trot last season, two of them over C&D on good to soft/soft; not at his best when last seen out (February), but stable has an excellent record here; better expected.

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6th

8

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:50 Haydock

Our Sam

11st 0lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

7yo who completed a hat-trick in the first half of the season and ran another fine race when second of six over C&D (heavy) just before Christmas; there's no reason why he won't give his running but he is up against a few progressive types here.

14/1

Form: 22263-

Last run: 219 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since September 2022; fair form for Milton Harris last summer; conditions suit; could go well on stable debut on first run since October.

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Form: 1498-P CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Won this race off 6lb lower mark in 2023 (good); came into that race in decent form but has struggled on last three starts, and has plenty to prove having pulled up at Uttoxeter when back from a break earlier this month (2m4f, soft).

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2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:10 Uttoxeter

Aramax

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

in rear

20/1

8th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Aramax

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear, struggling from 4 out

12/1

Form: 1224-1

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Seemed suited by the step up to 2m7f when a convincing winner at Market Rasen last time (good); up 6lb; handles soft ground and could improve again now up to 3m1f.

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1st

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Lihyan

11st 3lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

Wins have been at 2m1f (good) and 2m4f (good to soft); unraced beyond the latter distance but he's running well and a strong traveller; hard to rule out.

9/1

4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

17:00 Ayr

Lihyan

11st 11lb

J: Ben Smith

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear

100/30

Form: 537P7- C

Last run: 237 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won three times on good ground over 2m1f in 2021; not won since, although was a fair third over 2m6f here last July (good to soft); bit to prove.

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7th

1

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:30 Sedgefield

Alqamar

12st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Hasn't won since landing a four-timer at around 2m in the summer of 2021 (good/good to soft); well handicapped now and should fare better over this trip and on better ground (too soft on his two most recent runs); couldn't rule out.

9/1

Form: 91113- D

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Completed a hat-trick of wins at around this trip on soft ground earlier this year; went up 14lb but fair third off this mark in a better race last time (3m, soft); one to consider.

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3rd

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Curley Finger

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won this last year and returns searching for a four-timer after three soft-ground wins at about 3m; was all out for the latest and has a 5lb rise to defy, so it won't be easy.

11/4

1st

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Curley Finger

10st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

made all, not fluent 4 out, jumped left 2 out, not fluent last, ridden run-in, drifted left final 110yds, kept on gamely, all out

7/2

16/1

Form: 45P40-

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Winner over hurdles and fences for Tom Lacey; didn't show his best form in five runs for Stuart Coltherd; well handicapped; conditions suit and quite interesting on stable debut.

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13th

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Scipion

11st 10lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

midfield

50/1

Form: /1402-

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Won at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) and Haydock last spring (3m, good); 12l second to an in-form rival at Bangor when last seen out in March (2m3f, soft; subsequent Swinton hurdle winner Pickanumber back in third); sound run only previous start here; interesting.

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2nd

4

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Willaston

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

In excellent form last spring, winning competitive handicaps at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) and at Haydock (3m, good), but not seen since a disappointing run in the autumn and conditions might be too soft for him here.

25/1

14th

9

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Willaston

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

In excellent form in the spring, winning competitive handicaps here (2m4f, good) and at Haydock (3m, good); not seen since a lesser effort in July (jumped right throughout) but had wind surgery the following month and further improvement remains possible.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £320.00
Straight Forecast £304.80
Tricast £2040.20
Trifecta £2622.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Take No Chances

The Times:

Lihyan

Daily Mirror:

Lisnamult Lad

SPOTLIGHT:

Willaston

TOPSPEED:

Mr Yeats

The Sun:

Aramax

The Star:

Lisnamult Lad

POSTDATA:

Take No Chances

Telegraph:

Take No Chances

Daily Mail:

Take No Chances

D Express:

Take No Chances

The Guardian:

Lihyan

Daily Record:

Lihyan