January 26 / 14.00 Wetherby

14.00 Wetherby

Soft

racingtv.com Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3511.86
  • 2m 3f 154y
  • Class 5
  • 19 runners
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racingtv.com Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 470111 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
3-3 since upped to this sort of trip, the latest win gained by a nose at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft; front pair clear) on Boxing Day; another 6lb higher here but still an obvious one for the shortlist.
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1st

3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Blue Shark

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield

7/2

1st

7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:27 Fontwell

Blue Shark

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Beaten a minimum of 28l in first five hurdling starts but came good at Chepstow two outings ago and stepped up on that when winning decisively at Newcastle; this is stronger and he's up another 8lb but major claims again.

9/4

33/1

  • Place: £13.30

Form: 6PP-PP

Last run: 207 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Won off a lowly mark at Kelso (2m5f, good) in October 2021 but was pulled up on all four appearances in 2022; big leap of faith to support him here.
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2nd

18

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Red Ochre

10st 5lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Chris Grant

in touch with leaders

33/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: -456P5

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Bettered disappointing handicap debut and ran well for long way when fifth of 12 at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft; cheekpieces removed) on Boxing Day; needs to take another step forward but enters calculations.
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3rd

14

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Having A Barney

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

held up in rear, slightly hampered 2nd

20/1

5th

13

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:05 Market Rasen

Having A Barney

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Mark Walford

prominent

40/1

7

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Having A Barney

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Well beaten in his three novice hurdles (2m-2m6f) but he showed minor promise in bumpers last winter and now goes handicapping off a lowly mark, following wind surgery; there's some stamina in his pedigree and he's not ruled out now up in trip in first-time cheekpieces; tongue-tie returns.

8/1

OUR TIP

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: -13222

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Placed all four starts since opening account at Stratford (2m2f, good) in October, most recently when close second at Warwick (2m3f, soft) on New Year's Eve; went up another 5lb for that but is likely to make his presence felt again here.
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4th

11

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Samatian

11st 5lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

disputed lead, led clearly after 2nd

7/1

2nd

13

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Samatian

10st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Only 3lb higher than for his Stratford win in October (2m2f, good) and has continued to run well; withdrawn at Taunton last week after getting unruly and falling when heading to the start; he won't be far away if on better terms with himself here.

3/1

8

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:53 Taunton

Samatian

10st 5lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Kim Bailey

Came good over hurdles at eighth attempt on seasonal debut at Stratford (2m2f, good); solid placed efforts off today's mark in his three starts since (2m2f/2m4f; under Kai Lenihan on second occasion); in-form candidate who moves up in trip and there is some stamina in the family.

6/1

Form: 09459-

Last run: 345 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Made very encouraging handicap debut when fourth of 14 at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in December 2021 but absent since two lesser efforts last winter and considered only if lively in the betting here.
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5th

5

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Storm Tiger

11st 11lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Stella Barclay

held up in last

25/1

Form: 769-92

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Beaten 30l+ when down the field in first two handicaps but took big step forward when clear second of 17 behind unexposed rival at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) this month and needs to be taken very seriously after that performance.
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6th

12

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd

10/1

2nd

14

2nd Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

Euchan Falls

10st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

Beaten 30l+ when down the field in first two handicaps, the latter on seasonal debut here (2m3f, soft) in November; significant improvement needed.

50/1

10

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

12:12 Newcastle

Euchan Falls

10st 13lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Showed some promise when a 200-1 chance in a Carlisle novices' hurdle (2m1f, soft) in February; well beaten in two handicaps since; still early days and he is on a workable mark if he can be revived.

33/1

Form: -635F1

Last run: 143 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Exploited much-reduced mark when winning four-runner contest at Perth (3m, soft) in September; not seen again since but combination of 3lb rise and drop back in trip ought to be manageable here.
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7th

10

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Topkapi Star

11st 7lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Ewan Whillans

held up in rear

10/1

7

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Topkapi Star

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ewan Whillans

towards rear, mistake and fell 3rd

10/1

Form: 122405 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
In good form over fences in early part of this season but well beaten on both hurdling starts this winter (3m/3m1f); drops back in trip in refitted cheekpieces/first-time tongue-tie here; others have much less to prove.
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8th

4

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Loughermore

11st 11lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Simon Waugh

prominent in chasing group

25/1

5th

10

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

Loughermore

10st 11lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Simon Waugh

Won at Southwell (3m2f, good) last May and runner-up at Cartmel (3m1f, good/good to soft) the next twice; of interest on that form and he's run well on heavy ground in the past, but he has to perform better than he managed on his two runs at the end of last year.

10/1

11th

1

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

11:50 Wetherby

Loughermore

12st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Simon Waugh

in touch with leaders

14/1

Form: 533-34 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Won on the Flat in first-time cheekpieces in September and was placed over hurdles at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft; visor refitted) the following month; didn't run badly on subsequent chasing debut and returns from 12-week break on a workable mark; no surprise if she features.
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9th

7

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Joie De Vivre

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

midfield

7/1

4th

1

3rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:20 Sedgefield

Joie De Vivre

12st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

midfield, in touch with leaders 3rd, bumped 7th

8/1

3rd

7

13th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

15:20 Carlisle

Joie De Vivre

11st 5lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

in touch with leaders, ridden 3 out, 3 lengths fifth last, held run-in, went third final strides

7/1

Form: 572463

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
0-7 over hurdles; all three handicap runs in the autumn were respectable but he was behind Samatian when third of five at Leicester (2m4f, good to firm) last time and needs to find something extra here.
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10th

6

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Largy Reach

11st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders

16/1

3rd

1

14th Nov 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:50 Leicester

Largy Reach

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Bled from the nose when runner-up on similar ground at Sedgefield (2m1f novices', good to firm) in August and has fared okay in a couple of handicaps since, including in a first-time hood (retained) at Carlisle latterly; stamina is a slight concern over 2m4f; easing (3lb) in the weights.

5/1

Form: 7896

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Made low-key handicap debut when never-dangerous sixth (over 18l behind Euchan Falls) at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) this month; not yet fully exposed but clearly needs to do better here.
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11th

9

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Shantou Moon

11st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

midfield

25/1

6th

10

2nd Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

Shantou Moon

11st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Unable to land a significant blow in three maiden hurdles towards end of last year (2m-2m4f) but makes his handicap debut in a low-grade event and may yet deliver on the promise he showed in Irish points.

16/1

9th

8

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Ayr

Shantou Moon

11st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

raced in last

66/1

Form: P472/5

Last run: 83 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Went close at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) in April 2021 and made pleasing return from long absence when close fifth at Hexham (2m7f, soft) in November; a contender here if able to build on that reappearance run.
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12th

15

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Orlas’ Abbey

10st 9lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: Susan Corbett

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd

14/1

5th

9

4th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:45 Hexham

Orlas’ Abbey

10st 5lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: Susan Corbett

Reeled-in after making a late mistake at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft; 33-1) in spring of 2021; absent since, so it will be interesting to see if she can build positively upon that much improved effort; 5lb higher (with a 7lb claimer booked); market informative.

16/1

8/1

Form: 530

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Unexposed 6yo who kept on for third in Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good to soft) last month, his second start; well beaten on heavy ground since but open to improvement in handicaps and is bred to be suited by today's step up in trip.
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13th

2

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Hokelami

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

took keen hold, midfield

8/1

12th

10

28th Dec 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

12:10 Leicester

Hokelami

11st 0lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Olly Murphy

Has shaped with some promise in hurdle races won by shorter-priced stablemates, latterly at Uttoxeter behind Clonakilty; finished 18l behind so unlikely to be reversing those places.

33/1

3rd

5

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:25 Uttoxeter

Hokelami

11st 6lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Olly Murphy

towards rear, pushed along and headway 3 out, ridden and went third last, kept on but no match for first two

20/1

Form: 0-4282 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
0-10 over hurdles but second in three handicaps, most recently when running big race at Ayr (2m5f, heavy; refitted cheekpieces) this month, and has good each-way claims again here.
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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

2nd

7

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 5

13:40 Ayr

Economic Editor

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

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.

8/1

8th

16

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

11:50 Wetherby

Economic Editor

10st 6lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 6478-8 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Won Newcastle maiden (2m4f, good) last season and ran well to a point over that C&D on seasonal debut on Boxing Day; might feature here if that recent outing has brought him on.
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1

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Fiadh

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Chris Grant

in touch with leaders

20/1

8th

2

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

12:15 Newcastle

Fiadh

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

disputed lead

33/1

Form: -09987

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish maiden who was safely held in two soft-ground handicaps for Denis Hogan in late 2022 (2m4f/2m5f); significant improvement is required on today's stable debut.
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7

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Nights Of Doyen

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Kate Leckenby

in touch with leaders on inner

33/1

8

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Nights Of Doyen

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Kate Leckenby

Ex-Irish maiden who was safely held in two soft-ground handicaps for Denis Hogan in late 2022 (2m4f/2m5f); significant improvement is required on today's stable debut.

33/1

7th

5

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Tramore

Nights Of Doyen

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear of midfield early, headway when slightly hampered 3 out, in touch with leaders when ridden but weakened before 2 out

16/1

Form: 543P

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Pulled up after racing too freely on handicap hurdle debut in October and finished last when back on the AW in refitted cheekpieces (retained here) last month; difficult to enthuse over.
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11th

10

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Calculus

10st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Sara Ender

took keen hold, midfield on inner

50/1

13

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Calculus

10st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Sara Ender

Pulled up after racing too freely on handicap hurdle debut in October and finished last when back on the AW in refitted cheekpieces (retained here) last month; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

9th

12

(7)

15th Dec 2022

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

15:33 Southwell (AW)

Calculus

8st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Sara Ender

Lost his maiden tag at Beverley (1m4f) in June but he was pulled up over hurdles at Carlisle when last seen out in October; he needs to bounce back.

16/1

Form: 6/545

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Flat Flat-racer with nine wins on his CV; still unexposed over hurdles but was just a respectable fifth on recent handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) and younger rivals are more persuasive here.
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17

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Lopes Dancer

10st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Harriet Bethell

Flat Flat-racer with nine wins on his CV; still unexposed over hurdles but was just a respectable fifth on recent handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) and younger rivals are more persuasive here.

20/1

5th

15

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

13:00 Huntingdon

Lopes Dancer

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Harriet Bethell

Nine Flat wins (eight on AW); made a belated return to hurdling (0-3) in November and latest fourth was in a claimer; others appeal more.

33/1

4th

7

30th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:45 Ludlow

Lopes Dancer

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Harriet Bethell

Nine Flat wins (eight on AW); two hurdling attempts, four years apart, and no threat in the second of them, at Market Rasen 20 days ago; this is less demanding and not impossible that he could figure.

14/1

Form: 080-35

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 6yo who was placed on handicap debut at Hexham (2m, soft) in November; below that form at Southwell later that month but may still have untapped potential over today's longer trip.
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19

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Right Said Ted

10st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

held up in rear, slightly hampered 1st

14/1

5th

12

22nd Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:35 Southwell

Right Said Ted

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Best RPR came in a bumper but there were more positive signs over hurdles when third of 14 on his handicap debut at Hexham (2m, soft); possibilities if building on that.

7/1

3rd

13

4th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

16:10 Hexham

Right Said Ted

10st 3lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

On a lowly mark for handicap debut but needs to improve on his three runs so far.

25/1

Non-runners

Nights Of Doyen, Calculus, Lopes Dancer

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £484.40
Straight Forecast £341.69
Tricast £3759.65
Trifecta £0.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Blue Shark

D Express:

Samatian

POSTDATA:

Economic Editor

SPOTLIGHT:

Euchan Falls

RP Ratings:

Fiadh

The Star:

Topkapi Star

The Times:

Euchan Falls

Telegraph:

Blue Shark

The Sun:

Blue Shark

Daily Mirror:

Samatian

Daily Record:

Samatian

The Guardian:

Economic Editor

Daily Mail:

Economic Editor