July 27 / 13.00 Perth

13.00 Perth

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Visit racingtv.com Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3430.98
  • 2m 4f 35y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Visit racingtv.com Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 21-222 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Runner-up three consecutive times here (2m4f-3m) since C&D win in April, the last twice behind the same progressive rival (who has won again since); likely to be right in the thick of things again.
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1

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:20 Perth

Petite Rhapsody

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Form: 6433-6

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Just a respectable sixth on latest hurdling start, at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in May, but has made the frame three times on the Flat since and reverts to this code on a workable mark; contender if stamina holds out over new trip.
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5

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

14:13 Newcastle

Genever Dragon

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Won at Kelso (2m2f, good) in September and beaten just a neck at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft) 13 days later; there can be optimism he'll be fine now back down to 2m and this consistent 5yo can again be thereabouts.

6/1

2nd

12

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:55 Sedgefield

Genever Dragon

11st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, hit 7th, pushed along and increased tempo before 2 out, hit 2 out, soon hard ridden, headed approaching last, good jump last, soon battled back, kept on and just held

6/1

1st

3

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

17:15 Kelso

Genever Dragon

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led narrowly, awkward jump 3 out, hit 2 out, soon ridden, hard ridden and headed approaching last, led again run-in, kept on

9/2

Form: 570-42

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Very useful on the Flat in his prime and has started off in handicap hurdles with two good runs this season, more recently when second to a bang-in-form mare at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) 16 days ago; tries a new trip today; needs to be taken very seriously.
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4th

2

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:20 Perth

Al Muffrih

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden approaching last, hung right run-in, kept on

7/2

2nd

3

24th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

17:20 Sedgefield

Al Muffrih

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

held up in last, hit 4th, headway home turn, ridden after 2 out, went second but drifted left last, kept on well towards finish, just held

100/30

Form: 4453-5

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Kept on for modest third in run-of-the-mill Southwell maiden (2m4f, good) for Philip Hobbs in April but struggled on last month's stable debut and needs to take a big step forward on today's handicap debut.
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8

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

12:12 Newcastle

Lone Star

11st 1lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Placed in a couple of mares' hurdles, the more recent being on her penultimate start at Hexham (2m4f, good) in September; didn't appear to get home in soft ground when stepped up to 2m7f at Market Rasen latest; drops 1lb and back again in trip; each-way player.

7/1

4th

5

17th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

13:20 Market Rasen

Lone Star

10st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

led, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 4th, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened

5/2

5th

5

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Worcester

Lone Star

11st 3lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Philip Kirby

held up in rear, ridden and some headway before 3 out, well held from 2 out

8/1

Form: 46-213 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Came good over hurdles with quite comfortable success at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in June and also ran well when placed over that C&D last month; stays 2m on the Flat, so looks well worth another crack at 2m4f over hurdles; respected.
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2nd

6

11th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:47 Huntingdon

Leopolds Rock

10st 12lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

midfield, headway after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, went second just after last, kept on but no match for winner

7/2

Form: 42F-63

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Just 1-13 over hurdles but both of last month's runs were respectable (latter was over C&D) and she has slipped to a good mark; not ruled out.
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7

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Topkapi Star

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ewan Whillans

towards rear, mistake and fell 3rd

10/1

Form: P-PP53

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish 8yo who has been badly out of form for new stable in recent months; didn't achieve much when remote third of four in slowly run 3m contest here this month; difficult to enthuse over.
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12th

11

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

A Place Apart

10st 5lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lisa Harrison

pressed leaders, disputed lead from 1st, headed 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, tailed off

33/1

9th

9

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

A Place Apart

10st 11lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Lisa Harrison

midfield, not fluent 4 out, soon pushed along, weakened quickly after 3 out

25/1

Form: /0/74-

Last run: 260 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
0-6 over hurdles; arguably ran better than bare form suggests when about 18l fourth at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) last November and posted a good effort on the Flat last month but others appeal more all the same.
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6

(3)

11th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

The Rutland Rebel

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

Stays well and won twice on the AW at Wolverhampton early in 2021; came good over hurdles at Perth in July and ran even better there the following month, but he was well below par at Southwell on Flat in September; faded approaching the final flight over hurdles here (2m4f) on Thursday.

10/1

5th

9

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:55 Newcastle

The Rutland Rebel

10st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

prominent

9/1

7th

3

27th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:16 Southwell

The Rutland Rebel

11st 6lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, weakened 2 out

7/2

Betting Forcast

7/2 Petite Rhapsody, 7/1 Genever Dragon, 3/1 Al Muffrih, 12/1 Lone Star, 100/30 Leopolds Rock, 7/1 Topkapi Star, 25/1 A Place Apart, 10/1 The Rutland Rebel