January 09 / 13.40 Ayr

13.40

Soft

racingtv.com Conditional Jockeys’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 5f 91y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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racingtv.com Conditional Jockeys’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 445-33

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Third on hurdle and seasonal debut at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) in October and again showed promise when occupying the same position at Bangor (2m3f, soft) last time; goes handicapping off a fair mark and could progress.
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3rd

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Horacio Apples

12st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

towards rear

6/1

3rd

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

13:37 Sedgefield

Horacio Apples

11st 13lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4th, outpaced 4 out, weakened from 2 out

7/4

8/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 20-428

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Made it 0-9 when well beaten at Wetherby a fortnight ago but perhaps the good to soft ground wasn't ideal; prior to that he was a good second at Kelso (2m6f, soft) and he could be a contender with conditions to suit.
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3rd

4

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Economic Editor

10st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

Maiden; twice runner-up over hurdles this season (soft/heavy); didn't jump with enough zip on recent chasing debut and faded out of contention; may do better with that experience behind him but will need to.

8/1

6th

13

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Economic Editor

10st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

Modest form pointing in 2020; not particularly consistent over hurdles, but has shown his best form on testing ground so could go well in these conditions on his first run over fences.

9/1

14th

16

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Economic Editor

10st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

midfield

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 0P39-8

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at Hereford (2m7f, good to soft) last March and same story on reappearance here (3m, good to soft) in October; needs to get back on track but the first-time cheekpieces could help and this lightly raced 6yo is of interest judged on his third at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) last February.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

14:30 Carlisle

Moonacura

10st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

11-race maiden but only two starts over fences and was close second at Hexham (1m7f, heavy) last week; nudged up 3lb but he still looks feasibly treated and has form at up to 2m5f over hurdles; dangerous in another change of headgear.

9/2

2nd

3

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:10 Hexham

Moonacura

10st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

Tailed off on chase debut here (3m, heavy) a fortnight ago but he's never convinced over that trip and he ran okay for a fair way; good third over hurdles at Ayr (2m5f, heavy) in January when wearing first-time cheekpieces and perhaps the first-time blinkers will give him a boost today.

11/4

6th

10

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Moonacura

10st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

midfield

14/1

Form: 2-5816

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the tenth attempt when narrowly prevailing at 20-1 in a big field at Hexham (2m4f, soft) in November; he's a player on that form but needs to bounce back from a lesser performance at Kelso (2m6f, soft).
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3rd

11

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Lewa House

10st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

1-16 over hurdles, the win gained in 2022; kept on for modest second behind Follow Charlie over C&D (heavy) in January but was never seriously involved over 3m here last month; not the percentage call.

20/1

9th

13

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Lewa House

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

1-15 over hurdles; kept on well for second here (2m4f, heavy) six weeks ago and is probably worth another crack at about 3m but is 4lb wrong today and others have stronger claims.

14/1

Form: 694-63

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Didn't run badly when third of six at Kelso (2m6f, soft) in November on second stable start but was 11l behind runner-up Your Place and she's out of the handicap again today; now 0-9 and others are preferred.
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6th

15

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

September Daisy

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

She's 2lb out of the handicap and was no match for the easy winner at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last time; however, she won over 2m7f at Hexham (good to soft) in May and is an each-way possible now back up in trip.

8/1

2nd

8

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

September Daisy

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

led early, headed but prominent 1st

8/1

Form: 463658

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Has produced the odd fair performance but this longstanding maiden is 6lb out of the handicap and it's best to look elsewhere.
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10

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:45 Sedgefield

New Zealander

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

prominent

33/1

6th

9

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 5

13:40 Ayr

New Zealander

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Leonard Kerr

Has produced the odd fair performance but this longstanding maiden is 6lb out of the handicap and it's best to look elsewhere.

33/1

8th

12

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

New Zealander

10st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

19-race maiden over hurdles and doesn't look to have an obvious chance from 3lb out of the handicap on his first run over fences.

40/1

Form: 462493

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
0-8 and she was well beaten over 2m4f here (soft) two starts ago, but when a fair third over 2m here (good to soft) last time she shaped as though she'd benefit from this step back up in trip (ran well at up to 3m in Ireland); has shown promise on soft and is not ruled out.
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11th

9

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Dot Cotton

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: R Mike Smith

towards rear

9/1

0

11

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Dot Cotton

11st 2lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

She's a 16-race maiden but she ran well when second here (2m4f, good to soft) last month off a career-low mark (behind comfortable winner Lihyan who is due to run in the 1:55); back up 1lb today; might not be far away.

9/1

2nd

4

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:25 Musselburgh

Dot Cotton

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: R Mike Smith

On dangerous mark but she's still a maiden after 15 starts and has an uninspiring record of 4937677547 in handicaps; others preferred.

9/1

Form: -667P2

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent 17-race maiden but she returned to form with a good second in a first-time visor (retained) at Kelso (2m6f, soft) in November last time out and could land a first win if reproducing that performance.
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4

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle

Your Place

10st 11lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

9th

16

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Your Place

10st 8lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

0-17 over hurdles; threatened off higher marks on a few occasions last year but was safely held in fourth after making the running here (2m4f, good to soft) last month and patience in her has worn thin.

12/1

4th

9

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:45 Ayr

Your Place

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Maiden who was running well this time last year, including over C&D, but mixed these days and disappointed here in January after a better effort at Kelso previously; has had wind surgery since, which offers hope.

7/1

Form: 654-50

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Fair performances last March on final two runs for Iain Jardine and another one when fifth here (2m3f, soft) in November on stable debut; each-way claims on that evidence but he made it 0-11 when disappointing here (2m4f, heavy) last Monday and needs to bounce back.
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6th

9

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Wotsmyname

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Leonard Kerr

Unplaced all 11 hurdle starts; gave good account before fading into fifth on seasonal/stable debut here (2m3f, soft) in November but last month's three runs were all disappointing and it takes a leap of faith to support him on today's chasing debut.

25/1

8th

10

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Wotsmyname

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

Fair fifth on his stable and seasonal debut at Ayr in November but he's been well beaten on both runs this month and has to turn things around.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £11.90
Straight Forecast £11.16
Tricast £46.83
Trifecta £64.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Horacio Apple's

RP Ratings:

Your Place

The Times:

Economic Editor

The Star:

September Daisy

The Guardian:

Horacio Apple's

Daily Mail:

Horacio Apple's

Daily Mirror:

Horacio Apple's

The Sun:

Horacio Apple's

Daily Record:

Horacio Apple's

POSTDATA:

Your Place

Telegraph:

Your Place

D Express:

Your Place