November 17 / 14.13 Newcastle

14.13

Good

Off The Fence On youtube.com/attheraces Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8822.52
  • 2m 0f 46y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
SKY
View Course
Off The Fence On youtube.com/attheraces Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £28.90
  • Place: £5.10

Form: 44-329 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 10lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
14yo who is on a 14-racing losing run and was soundly beaten at Chepstow last month; however, he may improve for that first outing since June and he's on a handy mark judged on some fair efforts in the first half of this year; not ruled out each-way.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

11

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

14:13 Newcastle

Applesandpierres

10st 10lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

14yo who is on a 14-racing losing run and was soundly beaten at Chepstow last month; however, he may improve for that first outing since June and he's on a handy mark judged on some fair efforts in the first half of this year; not ruled out each-way.

20/1

9th

7

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Applesandpierres

11st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

always towards rear

25/1

Form: 121121 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Made it four wins since August (including on good to soft) when scoring over C&D (good) last Thursday; that was a conditionals' handicap so he's unpenalised today (due a 7lb rise); leading claims if conditions suit (unproven on soft ground).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

9

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Lucky Lover Boy

10st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Multiple hurdle winner, including over C&D; acts on good but not ground dependent; has been on the slide in the handicap over the past year; beaten favourite when dropped in grade at Sedgefield latest and this is no easier task.

11/1

6th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Lucky Lover Boy

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Seven-time hurdle winner (twice over C&D); no longer the force of old but took good step back in right direction when keeping-on third at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month and is another 1lb lower here; respected.

3/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 219-03 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Won a novice hurdle at Kelso (2m, good) in March and returned to form when third at Wetherby (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago on his third handicap start; having travelled well last time out he could benefit from this drop back in trip and is one to consider.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Limerick Leader

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

2m hurdle winner (good); took a step back in the right direction when 3l second in a Musselburgh chase (2m4f, soft; first-time tongue-tie and visor) two starts ago; well below that level when favourite at Kelso (2m1f, soft) latest; hard to predict.

10/1

4th

6

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Limerick Leader

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

2m hurdle winner (good); took a step back in the right direction when 3l second in a Musselburgh chase (2m4f, soft; first-time tongue-tie and visor) two starts ago; well below that level when favourite at Kelso (2m1f, soft) latest; hard to predict.

10/1

6th

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Limerick Leader

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Yet to score over fences but he got back on track in a change of headgear (visor replaced cheekpieces) when second of nine in 2m4f handicap chase at Musselburgh three weeks ago; he needs to back it up with visor again sported.

2/1

Form: 434853

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
0-18 over hurdles and has had plenty of chances in handicaps; takes on proven winners here but he was a creditable third at 50-1 in a maiden hurdle at Musseburgh on his final run for Maurice Barnes and he's off a career-low mark now back in a handicap for his stable debut; might not be far away.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(9)

25th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:30 Musselburgh

My Macho Man

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Katie Scott

Winless since his 3yo debut and has regressed under both codes in recent times; opposable.

10/1

10th

5

(6)

15th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 6

20:00 Hamilton

My Macho Man

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Katie Scott

Winless since his 3yo debut and has regressed under both codes in recent times; won't mind the softer ground, down another 3lb and going without the usual headgear by way of a change.

20/1

7th

3

(1)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

15:05 Musselburgh

My Macho Man

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Katie Scott

Debut AW winner (1m) who is on a 29-race losing run; last of seven when stepped up to 1m5f at Ayr latest; has finished runner-up over C&D (soft) previously; given a chance by the handicapper now, so not written off.

20/1

Form: 245-16 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent in novice hurdles and down the field on recent handicap debut at Wetherby; however, he may have needed that first run since June and an each-way case can be made on his best novice and maiden form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:20 Market Rasen

Rory And Me

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

pressed leader, not fluent and lost ground 5th

4/1

2nd

2

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Rory And Me

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

All three wins here, two in bumpers and a maiden hurdle (2m2f+) a year ago; best effort since when close fourth over C&D last month (in cheekpieces for first time, behind Magna Moralia) and each-way hopes.

7/1

4th

4

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

19:45 Market Rasen

Rory And Me

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, pushed along and lost position last (usual 3 out)

3/1

Form: 62-4

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Went close at Kelso (2m2f, good to soft) in April on second rules start and again ran well when fourth at Perth (2m, good) in September; this lightly raced 5yo begins handicap life on a fair mark and is open to improvement.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Jet Legs

11st 13lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

Enjoying a progressive novice chase campaign and won here (3m, heavy) in February; 7l second to improving winner at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last time and his surplus stamina may be no bad thing on the testing ground; chance.

6/1

3rd

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Jet Legs

11st 13lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

Enjoying a progressive novice chase campaign and won here (3m, heavy) in February; 7l second to improving winner at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last time and his surplus stamina may be no bad thing on the testing ground; chance.

6/1

2nd

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:12 Newcastle

Jet Legs

11st 4lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

pressed leader, led at steady pace 2nd, briefly headed after 9th, headed 13th, soon disputing lead, went clear with winner 3 out, no extra before last

9/4

Form: /2/536

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a bumper at Carlisle in 2019 then absent until this June; has shown some ability in three novice/maiden hurdles this season but improvement is required if he's to make a winning handicap debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

11

29th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:20 Cartmel

Bushmill Boy

10st 7lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

0-20 over hurdles but is reasonably consistent; gave good account when second (albeit tired and well held in the end) at Hexham (2m, heavy) in March and will be fine on the forecast faster ground here; considered.

8/1

2nd

6

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Bushmill Boy

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Longstanding maiden (0-21); form has dipped since twice finishing third at Carlisle and Uttoxeter (both 2m4f) late last year; first-time tongue-tie accompanies regular cheekpieces in pursuit of the breakthrough; look elsewhere.

16/1

9th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Bushmill Boy

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Third twice in a row in the autumn and has each-way claims on that form, but this 10yo is now 0-20 having been below par the last twice and needs to raise his game this afternoon.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 64-131 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won at Kelso (2m6f, good) in May and bounced back from lesser performance in June to win at the same track (2m, good to soft) last month following a break; ran well here in March and could be a key player once more.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

13:05 Kelso

Lock Down Luke

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

in touch with leaders, lost position 7th, headway and keeping on before 2 out, no impression before last

9/1

6th

2

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Lock Down Luke

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jackie Stephen

Both hurdle wins at Kelso, over 2m6f (good) and 2m (good to soft) but his C&D second on New Year's Day was right up there with his best efforts, pulling clear with subsequent Pertemps close seventh; 5lb higher today but is more likely than not to go well.

13/2

2

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:55 Musselburgh

Lock Down Luke

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jackie Stephen

Won twice last year and a clear runner-up over C&D (soft) on New Year's Day, behind one who has followed up; again second at Kelso (2m6f, good) on Friday and he's a contender if this doesn't come too soon.

6/1

Form: /P6P-8 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won a novice hurdle at Perth in April 2021 but he struggled over fences the next twice and it's been the same story back over hurdles on his last two starts; a dramatic return to form is required.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

19:20 Cartmel

Coolkill

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

midfield on inner, went fourth 9th, mistake and lost position 10th

10/1

7th

8

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

19:20 Cartmel

Coolkill

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Struggled on heavy ground last time but opened chasing account with clearcut success at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft; also suited by good) two starts ago and is still quite lightly raced for his age; could have a say.

10/1

11

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Coolkill

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Thomson

10yo who is lightly raced for his age and travelled well to win by 3l at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft); he's 6lb higher against much tougher opponents today, but he looked promising earlier in his career and is not discounted.

13/2

Form: P4F2/P

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Pulled up over hurdles at Ayr last month on first run since June; has to leave that form miles behind but he may have needed the outing and he ran well on the Flat in June on his second start back from a long absence; showed some promise in novice hurdles in late 2020 and is not written off.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(1)

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

17:05 Hamilton

Billy Bathgate

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Only one win from 37 career starts but he is mainly a consistent sort who now gets a tongue-tie; needs to raise game if he's to get back to winning ways.

7/1

5th

7

(4)

14th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

21:00 Ayr

Billy Bathgate

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Running well on the AW before a respectable third over C&D two weeks ago; the concerns are his conversion rate of 1-36 and doubts about him soft ground should the rain set in.

9/2

5th

7

(4)

14th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

21:00 Ayr

Billy Bathgate

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Running well on the AW before a respectable third over C&D two weeks ago; the concerns are his conversion rate of 1-36 and doubts about him soft ground should the rain set in.

9/2

Form: 43-

Last run: 346 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Fair efforts in juvenile events late last year on his two hurdle starts and he won on the Flat in June, but he's been regressive in that code since and needs to turn things around on this handicap hurdle debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Bamboo Bay

11st 5lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Philip Kirby

Low-grade handicapper on the Flat these days; well beaten 150-1 shot in a course novice hurdle when returning to jumping last month; plenty to prove at present.

33/1

7th

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Bamboo Bay

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Philip Kirby

Dual Flat winner; unexposed over hurdles, two fair runs as a juvenile but well beaten on handicap debut on last run (November 2022); out of form on recent Flat runs; others stronger.

33/1

Form: -62312 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

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

14th

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

20:00 Market Rasen

Genever Dragon

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

No issues with trip or good ground judged on such as last September's Kelso win; ordinary strike-rate of 2-17 over hurdles but most consistent if last month's Worcester 55l seventh is overlooked (lost a shoe).

12/1

7th

1

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Worcester

Genever Dragon

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Shaped as if the run was needed when third at Stratford, on return from nine months off; most consistent last year and every reason to expect him to put in a good shift again.

5/1

2

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:09 Worcester

Genever Dragon

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Placed six consecutive times (twice on the Flat) last summer/autumn, most notably when winning off 3lb lower at Kelso (2m2f, good) on penultimate appearance; respectable return to action at Stratford yesterday.

13/2

Form: 82402U

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

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

Form: 4378-6 D

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 76

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

0

9

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Perth

Placedela Concorde

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Hasn't won since 2018; well-beaten third of three from 13lb out of the handicap on return to fences at Hexham in June (2m4f, good); 2lb wrong here; others appeal more.

40/1

3rd

3

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 4

14:25 Hexham

Placedela Concorde

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

raced in last, awkward jump 6th, lost touch from 7th

16/1

7

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:05 Kelso

Placedela Concorde

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

led at steady pace, not fluent 3rd, headed before 9th

33/1

Non-runners

Genever Dragon, Placedela Concorde

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £105.60
Straight Forecast £68.65
Tricast £301.78
Trifecta £787.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lucky Lover Boy

Telegraph:

Lock Down Luke

The Guardian:

Lock Down Luke

The Star:

Lock Down Luke

RP Ratings:

Lucky Lover Boy

TOPSPEED:

Lucky Lover Boy

POSTDATA:

Lucky Lover Boy

The Times:

Lucky Lover Boy

Daily Mail:

Lucky Lover Boy

D Express:

Lucky Lover Boy

Daily Mirror:

Lucky Lover Boy

The Sun:

Lucky Lover Boy

Daily Record:

Lucky Lover Boy