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20.10 Worcester

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Cazoo Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Cazoo Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 032-35

Last run: 58 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Went close off this mark on his previous visit here in April (C&D, good) and returns from a break with his yard going well; needs considering.
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4th

4

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 4

15:50 Ascot

Halifax

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

No wins in 11 but positive performances the last twice when never nearer that at the finish in handicaps at Worcester (2m, good) and Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft); not a given that he'll stay this far but it could suit him.

7/1

3rd

5

26th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:25 Chepstow

Halifax

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear, not fluent 1st, pushed along after 3 out, outpaced 2 out, headway and went third approaching last, kept on well

7/2

2nd

3

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Halifax

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear, steady headway back straight, disputing third 3 out, soon ridden, went second after 2 out, kept on but not pace to challenge

5/1

Form: 1-52P7 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Competitive as a novice but has performed poorly in two handicaps and needs help from the headgear.
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No Results Found

Form: 73-142 D BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Useful two-time Flat winner; off the mark over hurdles in a Newton Abbot novice (2m1f, good) and then found trouble in running when a beaten favourite on his handicap debut; didn't do a lot wrong at Fontwell the last time when late rain wouldn't have helped; gelded in the meantime; good claims.
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No Results Found
OUR TIP

Form: 3300-2

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Maiden; back from six months off when only headed late on by African Sun at Uttoxeter; better off at the weights with the winner and he might be sharper for that run.
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6th

3

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:51 Southwell

Annual Review

11st 9lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

disputed lead, led 3rd, headed 8th, ridden and weakened before 3 out

5/1

6th

6

15th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Annual Review

11st 6lb

J: David England

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in midfield 1st, hampered 1st, mistake 2nd, headway 9th, ridden and outpaced 2 out, soon beaten

7/1

Form: 005-

Last run: 152 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Showed more in his final qualifying run to be beaten just under 10l at Huntingdon (2m, soft); the type to do better in handicaps.
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5th

5

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Land Of My Delight

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Weakened into a well-beaten fourth of seven when upped in trip at Stratford (2m6f, good) last month but he stayed on well for second on his handicap debut at Worcester (2m, good) in July, and on that evidence he's of interest at today's distance; lightly raced and not written off.

8/1

20

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Land Of My Delight

10st 2lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Kept on well to take second of nine on handicap debut at Worcester (2m, good) in July; he was disappointing, however, when trying 2m6f at Stratford (again on good) early last month; needs to resume improvement.

33/1

4th

6

3rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

15:20 Stratford

Land Of My Delight

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

held up in rear, headway after 7th, disputing second after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened home turn, lost third run-in

4/1

Form: /4-265

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Winning pointer; hasn't built on his second in a Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good) but he brings some potential into handicaps.
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No Results Found

Form: /8668-

Last run: 238 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Yet to offer much over hurdles (including a handicap) and recent defeats on the Flat have come off basement marks; others preferred.
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2nd

7

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

14:15 Fontwell

Denable

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Anthony Carson

in touch with leaders, headway 3 out, challenging when mistake 2 out, every chance last, soon ridden, kept on but held final 110yds

11/2

1st

5

13th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:35 Uttoxeter

Denable

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Anthony Carson

midfield, headway home turn, went second after 2 out (usual 3 out), led last, ran on well, readily

11/2

Form: 08-P41 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Poor on the Flat; first win of any description when narrowly prevailing from Annual Review at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in a race in which they only jumped two hurdles; again carries a light weight but in a stronger race and probably vulnerable.
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3rd

11

22nd Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:35 Southwell

African Sun

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

A lot of the flights were omitted when the surprise winner of a Uttoxeter handicap in July and he can jump moderately; also carried his head awkwardly throughout when well held back there a month ago.

25/1

6th

9

14th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:34 Uttoxeter

African Sun

10st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

carried head awkwardly throughout, towards rear, hung left but steady headway from 3rd, led narrowly 5th, pushed along and headed 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened from 2 out

25/1

14

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:00 Sedgefield

African Sun

10st 7lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

prominent, slow jump 1st, hit 2nd, lost position 3rd, pushed along 5th, dropped to rear and struggling after 6th, tailed off when pulled up approaching last

20/1

Form: 6/P0P-

Last run: 99 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Tailed off or pulled up over hurdles and goes handicapping from well out of the weights.
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10th

5

(5)

28th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Half Nelson

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Grace Harris

held up in last

33/1

7th

6

(13)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:38 Southwell (AW)

Half Nelson

9st 9lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Grace Harris

Soundly beaten at triple-figure odds in all his ten races, the last three when switched to racing under Flat rules (latest was C&D maiden); flimsy form but this is his Flat handicap debut.

50/1

2

(11)

1st Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Half Nelson

9st 12lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Grace Harris

dwelt start, took keen hold, midfield on outer, headway and prominent from over 7f out

100/1

Betting Forcast

4/1 Halifax, 7/1 Carn A Chlamain, 7/2 Greystoke, 3/1 Annual Review, 10/1 Land Of My Delight, 9/1 Crews Pitch, 25/1 Denable, 11/2 African Sun, 100/1 Half Nelson

Verdict

There should be a big run in the now-gelded GREYSTOKE (nap) who remains capable of better as a hurdler. Halifax returns to the scene of his best run yet and is feared most, ahead of Annual Review.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

RP Ratings:

Annual Review

SPOTLIGHT:

Greystoke

Telegraph:

African Sun

TOPSPEED:

Annual Review

POSTDATA:

Annual Review

WEST COUNTRY:

Annual Review

Daily Mail:

Annual Review

Daily Express:

Annual Review

Daily Mirror:

Annual Review

The Sun:

Annual Review

The Times:

Greystoke

The Guardian:

Greystoke

Daily Record:

Greystoke

The Star:

African Sun