July 29 / 13.25 Bangor-on-Dee

13.25 Bangor-on-Dee

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R W Hough & Sons Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3430.98
  • 2m 7f 7y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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R W Hough & Sons Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 30677-

Last run: 175 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Beaten a minimum of 30l in three novice hurdles last winter; plenty to prove on handicap debut, after a break, on that basis but was placed in two bumpers a year ago (on good ground); Finn Lambert's 8lb claim a major plus and not at all dismissed; up in trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

20th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Fine By Me

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened

2/1

4th

6

13th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:50 Uttoxeter

Fine By Me

11st 5lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield, headway before 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden and outpaced approaching last, kept on but no impression run-in (vet said gelding lost his left-fore shoe)

9/2

OUR TIP

11/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5-3362

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Doncaster winner in January and quite consistent since; good second (clear of the the rest) at Worcester eight days ago and should be firmly involved once again, with Theo Gillard's 3lb claim a plus.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:00 Doncaster

Bird On The Wire

10st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Only win in 17 starts over hurdles was when scoring off a 6lb lower mark over C&D in January; some fair efforts since, though below-par last time (September).

6/1

5th

2

6th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:52 Hexham

Bird On The Wire

11st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

raced in second, pushed along and lost position after 2 out, ridden and weakened before last

7/4

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -41323

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Wide-margin winner at Southwell in May (made all) and fair displays since; third (of 17) at Worcester this month and could be hard to catch if able to establish a lead.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

11th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:40 Southwell

Robeam

10st 13lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Michael Mullineaux

always towards rear, pulled up after 3 out

10/1

7th

10

25th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

15:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Robeam

10st 8lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Michael Mullineaux

raced in second, lost second and prominent 2nd, mistake 3rd, lost position and ridden 9th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off (trainer said, regarding the poor form shown, that the gelding was unsuited by the going and that in his opinion it was riding tacky on this occasion, which was noted; vet said a post race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

8/1

3rd

4

27th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:16 Southwell

Robeam

11st 4lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Michael Mullineaux

led, not fluent 3rd, pushed along 2 out, ridden and headed last, no extra run-in

8/1

Form: 9P-557

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Twice placed in novices in 2020 but has generally been well beaten in handicaps, the latest when tailed off at Uttoxeter last month.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14

13th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:50 Uttoxeter

Top Drawer

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Tracey Leeson

midfield, niggled along briefly after 3rd, lost position 6th, dropped to rear 2 out, eased and pulled up approaching last

25/1

4th

7

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Top Drawer

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Tracey Leeson

in touch with leaders, lost position 6th, headway 3 out, ridden and weakened 2 out

25/1

Form: 78-357

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Maiden; no real threat in three handicaps (cheekpieces on for first time in latest) and 11lb out of the weights; others more obvious.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

13

11th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Tre A Peni

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, ridden and weakening when jumped right 2 out

16/1

4th

11

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Worcester

Tre A Peni

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent, jumped slightly right 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on run-in (vet said mare lost her left-fore shoe)

25/1

10th

11

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Worcester

Tre A Peni

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

led, headed and close up 2nd, ridden and weakened before 3 out

33/1

Form: 6P-3U

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Third at Warwick (2m) two starts ago but has failed to finish two other hurdling attempts; major step up in trip on handicap debut but unexposed and yard in fine form so definitely needs a market check.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

31st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Cheating Jack

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

Failed to complete two of his three qualifying runs but his third at Warwick (2m, good) in between was quite promising; due to step up to today's trip for handicap debut at Bangor (1.25) on Friday.

7/1

6th

3

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Cheating Jack

11st 8lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

always towards rear, lost touch from 2 out

9/2

Form: 111-39 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Landed a hat-trick last summer but yet to find that form in two starts this season; well beaten at Southwell latest and still 8lb above highest winning mark so deal to prove for now.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

13:35 Newton Abbot

Espinator

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Adrian Wintle

pressed leader, ridden to lead home turn, headed 2 out, every chance when mistake last, kept on but held towards finish

7/1

7th

2

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Espinator

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Adrian Wintle

in touch with leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out

10/1

Form: 9-3224

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Seven wins on the Flat but yet to score over hurdles; better efforts in blinkers on latest three outings but more required for a win.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

26th Sep 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

14:18 Newton Abbot

Ben Lilly

12st 1lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

held up in rear, headway 4th, lost position 6th, pushed along before 9th, ridden and some headway before 2 out, soon weakened

5/1

3rd

3

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

13:35 Newton Abbot

Ben Lilly

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

prominent, every chance 2 out, soon ridden, no extra approaching last

6/1

Form: /0P4-P

Last run: 90 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Two point wins in 2017; little in four hurdle attempts this year, after another long absence, and 20lb out of the handicap; wind surgery since latest outing will need to inspire massive improvement.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Culverwell

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: Martin Keighley

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position 4th, detached in rear 8th, pulled up before 3 out, not pace to challenge

66/1

Non-runners

Ben Lilly, Boomtime Banker

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £7.50
Straight Forecast £7.55
Tricast £15.85
Trifecta £24.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bird On The Wire

Telegraph:

Espinator

Daily Mail:

Robeam

WEST COUNTRY:

Ben Lilly

Daily Express:

Espinator

RP Ratings:

Bird On The Wire

TOPSPEED:

Bird On The Wire

POSTDATA:

Bird On The Wire

The Times:

Bird On The Wire

The Guardian:

Bird On The Wire

Daily Mirror:

Bird On The Wire

The Sun:

Bird On The Wire

Daily Record:

Bird On The Wire

The Star:

Robeam