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Weatherbys Digital Solutions Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4066.37
  • 3m 1f 166y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Weatherbys Digital Solutions Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.80
  • Place: £4.70

Form: /74P9-

Last run: 124 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has the more senior jockey booking of the two Snowden runners and tumbling mark looks good next to his 2022 French winning form (16.5f, soft); mixed signals last season as to whether a stayers' trip is required, however.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Kempton

Kitesurfer

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won over hurdles in France in 2022 and still has low mileage; respectable fourth of seven when upped to 2m4f at Uttoxeter (soft) in November but ran very poorly on latest outing (had wind op soon afterwards) and it's hard to know what to expect from him in first-time cheekpieces here.

25/1

0

1

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Kitesurfer

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Jamie Snowden

took keen hold, led narrowly, not fluent 4th

8/1

OUR TIP

13/2

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 62116- D BF

Last run: 238 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Ended 2023 on a low note when chasing a hat-trick when last seen, but remains pretty unexposed as a stayer following the preceding cosy Warwick win on first go beyond 3m (good); nothing in hand of his unchanged mark, but he is claimed from for the first time in a while; can function when fresh.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

18th Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 26y

Class 4

16:40 Wetherby

Sea The Clouds

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Record of 3-8 over hurdles and has won his last two, over 2m4f at Worcester (good to soft) and 3m1f at Warwick (good); had a nice bit in hand last time and yet has only been raised 4lb; much respected.

9/4

1st

2

25th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Sea The Clouds

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, went third before 2 out, ridden and switched left approaching last, led final 110yds, cosily

100/30

Form: 7511-1

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

A different horse since the recent return to the good ground of his 3m Irish point win, and has gained two legs of his handicap hat-trick (all 2m4f or thereabouts) under Freddie Gingell; another personal best needed upped 9lb and 3m2f asks a fresh question, but strong case nonetheless.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:22 Wincanton

Paddy De Pole

12st 2lb

J: Bdr Jody Sole

T: Paul Nicholls

Win his point on good ground and was encountering similar conditions for the first time when bounding clear in a 2m4f handicap at Plumpton last week; must have every chance of following up under a penalty.

7/4

Form: 35PP-1 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Immediate revival for the return to hurdles and first-time cheekpieces (retained) when landing a C&D 0-120 latest; needs the headgear to inspire a second time, but 5lb rise seems about right.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Earth King

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Has only won a four-runner novice hurdle; only run of distinction in five starts over fences was his third over 2m4f here on Boxing Day (good to soft); jumped moderately next time over 2m6f and then pulled up over 3m2f when heavy ground shouldn't have bothered him; should be on a good mark but not exactly crying out to be backed.

7/2

Form: 166-22 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Beaten half a length over 3m2f twice last month, his racing lazily and making mistakes likely costing him victory over C&D in the first of those (good); did the basics better in first-time cheekpieces latest, but further 3lb rise for another near-miss isn't helpful; visor goes on.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:40 Fontwell

Thirtyfour Thirty

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Syd Hosie

Justified support on handicap debut here (2m1f, heavy) in December but he's been disappointing in two runs at 2m5f since; now only 1lb higher than for his win but he has plenty to prove again and is untried at this trip.

6/1

Form: 44346- D

Last run: 264 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Can be reluctant/race lazily and failed to win in 2023, but an absence since September is as much of a worry today, as all six career wins having been gained after turnrounds of 42 days or fewer.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

14:35 Newton Abbot

Presenting Yeats

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

dwelt start, raced in last, soon pushed along, prominent when bit short of room 1st, reminder 6th, dropped to last after 7th, soon detached

6/1

4th

7

11th Sep 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 2

16:25 Newton Abbot

Presenting Yeats

10st 12lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

in rear, ridden briefly 5 out

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £1035.00
Straight Forecast £1084.10
Trifecta £3683.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Paddy De Pole

RP RATINGS:

Earth King

POSTDATA:

Thirtyfour Thirty

WEST COUNTRY:

Paddy De Pole

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Paddy De Pole

Telegraph:

Paddy De Pole

The Guardian:

Paddy De Pole

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Paddy De Pole

Daily Mirror:

Paddy De Pole

The Sun:

Paddy De Pole

Daily Mail:

Earth King

The Star:

Earth King

Daily Record:

Earth King