November 23 / 13.20 Hereford

13.20 Hereford

Good To Soft

Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 3f 147y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 34-336 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Won course maiden (2m5f, good) in January and returned from break with very respectable third in Southwell handicap (2m4f, good to firm) in September; ran well for a long way at Worcester (2m4f, soft) last month but was tired in the home straight there, and there is a nagging concern the underfoot conditions might also be too taxing for him here.
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1st

1

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

Zestful Hope

12st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

Won course maiden (2m5f, good) in January and returned from break with very respectable third in Southwell handicap (2m4f, good to firm) in September; ran well for a long way at Worcester (2m4f, soft) last month but was tired in the home straight there, and there is a nagging concern the underfoot conditions might also be too taxing for him here.

8/1

6th

9

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Worcester

Zestful Hope

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent, briefly went third when ridden before 3 out, jumped left and ridden from 3 out, well held 2 out, weakening when blundered last

16/1

3rd

5

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:36 Southwell

Zestful Hope

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

led, joined 7th, headed and weakened after 3 out

7/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0254-1

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Came good over hurdles at seventh attempt, with pretty convincing success on last month's seasonal debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft); went up 8lb for that but today's move back up in trip ought to suit and further progress is possible.
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2nd

6

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

Walkinthewoods

11st 4lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Came good over hurdles at seventh attempt, with pretty convincing success on last month's seasonal debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft); went up 8lb for that but today's move back up in trip ought to suit and further progress is possible.

4/1

1st

8

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Walkinthewoods

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

midfield, headway from 3 out, pushed along to lead last, ridden and went clear run-in, kept on strongly

11/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 7000-2

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Posed no threat on handicap debut in January but, having attracting market support, fared much better when close second here (2m5f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) a fortnight ago; has to take a 3lb rise on the chin but probably still has potential.
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3rd

8

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

William Ewart

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Posed no threat on handicap debut in January but, having attracting market support, fared much better when close second here (2m5f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) a fortnight ago; has to take a 3lb rise on the chin but probably still has potential.

4/1

2nd

12

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

15:45 Hereford

William Ewart

10st 3lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Showed some promise in bumpers but he's struggled at big prices in his four hurdle runs including a Taunton handicap (2m3f, good to soft) in January; dropped 5lb but he needs a tongue-tie to make a big difference after 290 days off.

25/1

Form: /62/80

Last run: 177 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Out of form over hurdles in Ireland in the spring and both Flat runs for John O'Shea last month were underwhelming; not the percentage call.
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4th

5

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

Happy Company

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: John O’Shea

Out of form over hurdles in Ireland in the spring and both Flat runs for John O'Shea last month were underwhelming; not the percentage call.

40/1

9th

5

(1)

29th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Happy Company

9st 4lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John O’Shea

held up in rear, pushed along halfway, no impression from under 2f out

20/1

6th

6

(10)

13th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:50 Brighton

Happy Company

9st 5lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John O’Shea

towards rear, struggling in rear 3f out, ran on final furlong, never near to challenge (jockey said gelding was outpaced)

25/1

Form: P73-28 BF

Last run: 179 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Arrested his decline when placed on consecutive starts in the spring (both 2m, good) and ought to handle today's slower ground, but we haven't seen him since a disappointing effort in May and he's yet to convince stamina-wise over this far; cheekpieces (left off last time) are back on today.
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5th

3

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

Sambezi

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Signy

Arrested his decline when placed on consecutive starts in the spring (both 2m, good) and ought to handle today's slower ground, but we haven't seen him since a disappointing effort in May and he's yet to convince stamina-wise over this far; cheekpieces (left off last time) are back on today.

12/1

1

4th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:00 Fontwell

Sambezi

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Signy

Won a C&D maiden (good to soft) last March; returned to form after wind surgery with two placed efforts in 2m handicaps in the spring but he was disappointing at Ffos Las last time; his bumper win came after an absence but he's hard to predict and comes with risks attached after 160 days off.

7/1

Form: 669/

Last run: 601 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Showed nothing more than minor promise in his three qualifying runs in February-April 2021 (all over 2m) and makes handicap debut after 601-day absence but is open to improvement at some stage and market support will make him of significant interest.
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6th

7

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

Duke Of Earl

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Showed nothing more than minor promise in his three qualifying runs in February-April 2021 (all over 2m) and makes handicap debut after 601-day absence but is open to improvement at some stage and market support will make him of significant interest.

10/1

Form: /515-0

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Bettered his bumper form to win Bangor maiden (2m, soft) on hurdling debut last December but his next run was disappointing and he struggled on last month's seasonal/handicap debut (2m4f, good to soft); remains unexposed but comes here with a point to prove.
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2

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

Chris Cool

12st 1lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Bettered his bumper form to win Bangor maiden (2m, soft) on hurdling debut last December but his next run was disappointing and he struggled on last month's seasonal/handicap debut (2m4f, good to soft); remains unexposed but comes here with a point to prove.

25/1

12th

10

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ffos Las

Chris Cool

10st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, shaken up and lost position after 6th, in rear 7th, got behind and struggling before 3 out

10/1

Form: F-4121

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner this autumn, more recently when pushed out to score quite comfortably in conditional jockeys' race at Wincanton (1m7f, good) on Thursday; has stamina to prove over new trip here but runs without a penalty (albeit a 2lb rise for an earlier run has now taken effect) and should be fine on the slower ground; commands respect.
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7th

3

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Doncaster

Cornicello

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

Dual hurdle winner this autumn, more recently when pushed out to score quite comfortably in conditional jockeys' race at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last week; has stamina to prove over new trip here but escapes a penalty (albeit a 2lb rise for an earlier run has now taken effect); commands respect.

7/4

4

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

Cornicello

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Jamie Snowden

Dual hurdle winner this autumn, more recently when pushed out to score quite comfortably in conditional jockeys' race at Wincanton (1m7f, good) on Thursday; has stamina to prove over new trip here but runs without a penalty (albeit a 2lb rise for an earlier run has now taken effect) and should be fine on the slower ground; commands respect.

6/4

1st

1

17th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:25 Wincanton

Cornicello

12st 0lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

In good form this season, winning at Plumpton last month and clear of the rest when second at Hereford nine days ago; due to go up 2lb in future; won't mind the recent rain and live claims again.

8/11

Form: 99-0

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Failed to land any sort of blow in three maiden/novice hurdles (2m-2m3f) and is 3lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut; however, a market reference is recommended nevertheless.
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9

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

Dogem By Design

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

Failed to land any sort of blow in three maiden/novice hurdles (2m-2m3f) and is 3lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut; however, a market reference is recommended nevertheless.

25/1

13th

2

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

12:08 Wetherby

Dogem By Design

11st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

always towards rear

100/1

Non-runners

Cornicello

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £10.40
Straight Forecast £10.42
Tricast £20.85
Trifecta £26.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cornicello

Telegraph:

Walkinthewoods

RP Ratings:

Zestful Hope

WEST COUNTRY:

Duke Of Earl

Daily Mirror:

Walkinthewoods

The Star:

Walkinthewoods

Daily Record:

Walkinthewoods

POSTDATA:

Cornicello

LAMBOURN:

Cornicello

The Times:

Cornicello

The Guardian:

Cornicello

Daily Mail:

Cornicello

D Express:

Cornicello

The Sun:

Cornicello