December 16 / 12.25 Uttoxeter

12.25

Good To Soft

Quinnbet Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 3f 207y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Quinnbet Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 31-332

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

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7th

1

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Sami Bear

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Jumping has been an issue but he won off just 1lb higher at Kempton earlier this year and it wasn't a bad run back there a month ago for all that he was well held; this is a lower grade as well.

11/2

3rd

10

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Kempton

Sami Bear

10st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Short-head winner over C&D (good to soft) in February off 3lb lower under his now usual rider Freddie Gordon; jumping problems have been an issue, including with jumping out markedly to his left, and they hadn't gone away when he disappointed on his recent return from a summer break; that seriously tempers enthusiasm for him.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7229-F

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

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4th

3

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

15:35 Leicester

My Girl Lollipop

11st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Placed in a bumper and five hurdles at up to 3m2f, including on soft; entitled to need the run when pulled up on chase debut for new yard in January but might need this too, and regular cheekpieces still left off.

14/1

0

3

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

My Girl Lollipop

11st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

12-race maiden but ran well to be placed in handicap hurdles last spring on final three runs for Stuart Edmunds (3m-3m2f, soft-good) and she'll be in the mix if transferring that form to fences at the first attempt.

13/2

Form: 64-44

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

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0

7

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Jasmiwa

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has won two soft-ground handicaps at about 3m but found heavy too taxing when a disappointing favourite at Ffos Las last time; wasn't at her very best first time back either but there are further races in her off this mark.

8/1

14

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 121y

Class 2

15:40 Kempton

Jasmiwa

10st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Form: 2/232-

Last run: 303 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

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7th

5

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Skinflint

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

held up in rear, outpaced before 5 out

14/1

7th

6

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 40y

Class 3

15:15 Taunton

Skinflint

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

11yo who was in career-best form in refitted cheekpieces at the start of 2023, winning twice at Chepstow; remote fourth when bidding for the hat-trick there in April, though, and off since.

12/1

4th

6

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Skinflint

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Henry Oliver

11yo who has been in career-best form in refitted cheekpieces this year, winning twice here (2m3f/2m7f); moves up in grade today but is pretty versatile regarding ground and must be considered in current mood.

3/1

Form: 9444-5 BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

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4

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:45 Stratford

Keplerian

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Eight-race maiden but has a useful pedigree and is unexposed over fences; weakened into fourth over 2m6f on good ground at Leicester (chase debut) most recently; withdrawn twice due to slower conditions since; interesting with improvement on the cards back down in distance.

11/2

4

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Keplerian

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced maiden whose best 2m hurdle form gives him a good chance; ran well for a long way until stamina ran out on chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained today; made some mistakes); this easier stamina test can suit and he looks sure to do better.

8/1

3

28th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Keplerian

11st 8lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced maiden whose best 2m hurdle form gives him a good chance; ran well for a long way until stamina ran out on chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good; first-time tongue-tie, retained today); this easier stamina test can suit and he looks sure to do better.

7/2

Form: /P-PPP

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

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6

28th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

15:40 Leicester

Stop The World

11st 9lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Michael Mullineaux

A winning chaser but has been in no form over fences since returning to rules and he's 0-9 as a hurdler.

100/1

5

26th Nov 2022

Good

3m 2f 1y

Class 5

12:05 Doncaster

Stop The World

11st 13lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Michael Mullineaux

Beaten in eight points in first half of 2022 and he's been pulled up at big prices back over regulation fences (3m) in two runs this autumn; tongue-tie now returns but he can only be watched.

66/1

Form: 532-31 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

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3rd

12

8th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Almost Gotaway

11st 2lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Won last three starts at about this trip on officially good ground, beating subsequent winners each time; up a further 5lb for the latest narrow win at Taunton in February but he keeps pulling out extra when needed; slight fitness query to answer and forecast rain is no plus.

13/2

1st

1

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Almost Gotaway

12st 2lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Said to have found good to soft going too slow at Market Rasen two starts ago but has won either side of that and did well to beat a penalised improver (who's now 7lb higher) on good ground over C&D 14 days ago; an 8lb higher mark might not be enough to stop him.

4/1

1st

4

7th Feb 2023

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:00 Taunton

Almost Gotaway

11st 6lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Improved form when making all in the second of two handicaps, at Wincanton in November (2m4f, good); much less effective back on good to soft at Market Rasen on Boxing Day so this surface may not be ideal either.

7/1

Form: 400-51

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

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2nd

8

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 3

12:50 Aintree

Secret Trix

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

midfield, headway 3 out, went second 2 out, challenging when pushed along last, ridden and no extra run-in

13/2

2nd

2

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Secret Trix

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Back from break with three consecutive wins in cheekpieces this season (2m7f-3m, good); not sure to be suited by today's drop back in trip but may still be on the upgrade and needs to be taken very seriously.

6/4

1st

3

19th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Secret Trix

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Has improved for cheekpieces to win his last two, both over 3m on good ground at Southwell; up another 6lb for last time but softer conditions won't faze him and there could be another personal best on the horizon.

6/4

Form: 20P4-P

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

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8

8th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Crawford

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Mark Bradstock

Second in Uttoxeter maiden (2m4f, good) in November 2021 but very disappointing since; pulled up in two handicaps this season (chase/hurdle); needs the first-time cheekpieces to make a big difference.

66/1

8

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Crawford

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Mark Bradstock

Tailed off or pulled up in his last three races over hurdles and again failed to complete on his switch to fences in June last time; plenty to prove.

40/1

Form: 540-76 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

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7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

After The Fox

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Below best over hurdles this season and has made inauspicious start to chasing career this spring; seems versatile regarding ground but is yet to convince stamina-wise over 3m; not the percentage call.

10/1

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

After The Fox

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Both hurdle wins gained on soft; not at his best this season and finished some way behind Kap Chidley when both made their chasing debuts at Chepstow last month; work to do, therefore.

7/1

5th

10

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

After The Fox

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won a soft-ground handicap hurdle here 13 months ago off a 4lb higher mark; hasn't found his best form this season though and now tried his hand over fences.

16/1

Form: 45-P37

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

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10th

8

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Calidad

10st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Lawney Hill

Made it 0-14 under rules when an early faller at Fakenham last Tuesday; however, he's operating off a much-reduced mark and showed spark when winning a point in April; possible contender.

11/2

0

3

21st Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

13:55 Fakenham

Calidad

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lawney Hill

held up in rear, bad mistake and fell heavily 2nd

11/2

3rd

6

8th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:40 Fontwell

Calidad

11st 3lb

J: Cian Chester

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent, ridden and outpaced when not fluent 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 73-308

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

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7th

6

12th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Syr Maffos

11st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Tom Lacey

Generally disappointing since moving into handicaps but took good step in right direction when fourth at Taunton (2m, good to soft; first-time blinkers) last month, and that form has already worked out well; 3lb lower here; visored refitted this time; can make his presence felt.

7/2

4th

11

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:55 Taunton

Syr Maffos

11st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Six-race maiden; shaped better than bare result in first-time visor at Uttoxeter when last seen, eventually tiring on the heavy going; may improve back on better ground with blinkers now given a whirl.

14/1

5th

7

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:33 Uttoxeter

Syr Maffos

11st 3lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Well behind in both his handicaps (2m/2m5f) and reportedly hung right-handed in the latest; the visor needs to have some effect.

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 44554-

Last run: 273 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 88

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8th

10

31st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Fiamette

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Jo Davis

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and dropped to rear 8th

33/1

Form: 6/633-

Last run: 507 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

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7

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Sa Alors

10st 13lb

J: Mr James Turner

T: David Bridgwater

Lightly raced maiden; shaped okay at Warwick (2m3f, soft) last month on return from lengthy layoff, albeit without suggesting she's crying out for this drop back in trip; others are more appealing at 2m.

12/1

5th

12

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Sa Alors

11st 1lb

J: Mr James Turner

T: David Bridgwater

Lightly raced and she was a close third of four in 2m4f handicap at Uttoxeter (good to soft) before probably failing to see out 2m7f next time; off since the summer of 2021.

16/1