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19.05 Worcester

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FBC Manby Bowdler Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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FBC Manby Bowdler Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 11-133

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Won three in a row over hurdles this spring (2m2f-2m5f, good/good to soft) before a solid third of six at Uttoxeter; beaten about 14l when third over fences here last month but that form has been franked by the first two and he could be in the mix now back over hurdles.
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Form: 11432-

Last run: 162 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Landed a hat-trick last autumn (2m3f/2m5f, good/good to soft) and continued in good form, finishing second at Plumpton when last seen in February; has had a wind op since and he's run well when fresh; could be a contender.
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6th

2

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Cheltenham

Getalead

11st 9lb

J: David Prichard

T: Claire Harris

slowly into stride, soon prominent in chasing group, not fluent 4th, ridden and lost position before 2 out (usual 3 out), stayed on run-in

16/1

Form: 2P7/P- D

Last run: 241 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
His mark continues to fall but he's struggled on his last three hurdle starts, the latest last November, and he's been well beaten on the Flat on his last three outings; major turnaround needed in first-time headgear.
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OUR TIP

Form: 35P-11 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Made a winning stable debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good) in May after a layoff and followed up at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last month; had just a neck to spare last time but he's clearly in top form and has to be respected.
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1st

1

7th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 1

14:10 Chepstow

Accidental Rebel

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent, pushed along and went second 2 out, soon hung left, slightly hampered approaching last where 2 1/2 lengths down, ridden and led run-in, stayed on (jockey said gelding hung left-handed under pressure)

14/1

Form: 163-61 C

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Won over fences here (2m4f, good) last month on second start back from a break and he's able to run off 5lb lower now back over hurdles; however, his hurdle form is inferior and he needs a career best in this sphere.
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1st

4

3rd Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

16:42 Newbury

Northern Bound

11st 7lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, headway after 5 out, cajoled along and went second 2 out, ridden approaching last, idled run-in, always doing enough

6/1

2nd

2

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

13:40 Warwick

Northern Bound

11st 7lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

prominent 11th, ridden after 3 out, made strong challenge after 2 out, every chance run-in, no extra towards finish

6/4

1st

4

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 3

15:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Northern Bound

11st 7lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

held up in behind leaders, pressed leaders 4 out, went second then pushed along before 2 out, going best after 2 out, pushed along to lead approaching last, went clear run-in, comfortably

5/2

Form: 266-52

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Struggled on first three starts this year but much more like it when going close over C&D (good) last month; in the shake-up if backing up that performance with another good one.
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4th

5

7th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

14:40 Uttoxeter

Faint Hope

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Grace Harris

prominent, went second after 6th, lost second when ridden after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened run-in

8/1

4th

2

20th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:27 Newton Abbot

Faint Hope

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Grace Harris

prominent, disputing third when ridden home turn, kept on but not pace to challenge

7/2

Form: 17212P D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Has won four times over fences this season and he has a much lower hurdle mark; however, he was beaten a long way when second of five over hurdles at Newton Abbot on July 11 and was pulled up in the Summer Plate Chase just ten days ago; needs to get back on track.
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3rd

4

27th Nov 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 2

15:10 Leicester

Al Roc

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Tough sort having scored four times during a very busy 2022 (has raced 23 times this year); however, has proved far from consistent since the last success; receives plenty of weight from his rivals, having dropped to a handy mark, but not sure what to expect.

20/1

10

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 3

14:05 Fontwell

Al Roc

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: David Pipe

led, raced in second when headed 6th, dropped to last and struggling 11th, behind when pulled up after 13th

33/1

Form: /0/2-3

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Third of seven at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) in May when back from a break and another fair run when fourth on the Flat last month; wears a first-time tongue-tie and may be able to build on that penultimate effort.
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2nd

6

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:15 Taunton

True Romance

11st 2lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

Just one win since August 2019 and he's been out of sorts in his last three appearances, in 2m4f handicap hurdles and a 1m6f AW event; on the plus side, these terms are favourable.

11/8

5th

2

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10th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

True Romance

9st 11lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield, not clear run over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

15/2

Form: 62-526 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Has a patchy profile and he was a disappointing favourite at Perth last month but that may have come too soon, just eight after his good second over this C&D (good); could bounce back with a big run.
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1st

1

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:15 Taunton

Iron Heart

11st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Short of his best on last four starts, only last week finishing tailed off in a 2m5f handicap at Ludlow; big chance at the weights but perhaps not in his current form.

2/1

9th

8

3rd Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:19 Ludlow

Iron Heart

11st 3lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: David Pipe

Runner-up in two of his six runs this year; short of his best on last three starts though and others look more persuasive.

16/1

4th

5

28th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

15:36 Bangor-on-Dee

Iron Heart

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

towards rear of midfield, headway 7th, chased winner after 3 out, ridden and mistake 2 out, soon lost second and weakened

7/1

Form: 144-44 BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Won at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last October and is now 3lb lower; however, he's failed to threaten when fourth on his three starts since April and needs to raise his game; unproven at today's trip.
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2nd

5

7th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Kempton

First Quest

11st 8lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Won twice last season at about this trip on sharp tracks and it was a solid effort in defeat last time at Sedgefield; handicapped to win again and goes on any ground.

13/2

3rd

5

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:55 Sedgefield

First Quest

11st 11lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield, headway and prominent 3 out, shaken up and pressed leader when not fluent 2 out, pushed along when hung left approaching last, ridden and no extra run-in, soon drifted left

16/1

Betting Forcast

11/2 Ashoka, 7/1 Getalead, 25/1 Supakalanistic, 9/2 Accidental Rebel, 6/1 Northern Bound, 15/2 Faint Hope, 6/1 Al Roc, 15/2 True Romance, 7/1 Iron Heart, 14/1 First Quest

Verdict

Northern Bound and Al Roc are very well treated on this season's chase form but have something to prove over hurdles. Accidental Rebel is 2-2 for Fergal O'Brien and holds strong claims but this could go to GETALEAD on his first outing since February. He was progressive last season, when also running well after some time off, and he's had a wind op since he was last seen. Ashoka, Faint Hope and True Romance could also run well.[Ben Hutton]

Selections

POSTDATA:

Northern Bound

SPOTLIGHT:

Getalead

WEST COUNTRY:

Accidental Rebel

Daily Mail:

Faint Hope

RP Ratings:

Iron Heart

TOPSPEED:

Getalead

Daily Express:

Getalead

The Times:

Accidental Rebel

The Star:

Accidental Rebel

Telegraph:

Northern Bound

The Guardian:

Northern Bound

Daily Mirror:

Northern Bound

Daily Record:

Northern Bound

The Sun:

Faint Hope