January 26 / 16.15 Wetherby

16.15 Wetherby

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Start Your RacingTV Free Trial Now Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3511.86
  • 3m 0f 26y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Start Your RacingTV Free Trial Now Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: -31112 CD BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Completed a hat-trick when winning over C&D (good to soft) last month and his good form continued when 5l second of 15 at Exeter (2m5f, heavy) recently; another 3lb higher here but every chance he'll be bang there.
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1st

4

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

The Imposter

11st 9lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Completed a hat-trick when winning over C&D (good to soft) last month and his good form continued when 5l second of 15 at Exeter (2m5f, heavy) recently; another 3lb higher here but every chance he'll be bang there.

5/1

2nd

9

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

14:10 Exeter

The Imposter

11st 6lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

prominent

11/4

1st

10

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

11:50 Wetherby

The Imposter

11st 1lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

prominent

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 2-4653 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Hasn't really threatened in 2m4f handicaps at Ayr the last twice (soft/heavy) but those were still fair efforts and he suffered interference when a 16l third of 17 last time; this lightly raced 6yo is open to improvement now up in trip and could have a part to play.
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2nd

2

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Jet Legs

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Hasn't really threatened in 2m4f handicaps at Ayr the last twice (soft/heavy) but those were still fair efforts and he suffered interference when a 16l third of 17 last time; this lightly raced 6yo is open to improvement now up in trip and could have a part to play.

4/1

3rd

1

2nd Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

Jet Legs

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Went close in 2m2f Kelso novice last spring and started off in handicaps with two very respectable runs in November, the latter over C&D; another 2lb lower today and makes more appeal than several of these.

8/1

5th

9

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

12:35 Ayr

Jet Legs

11st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

Best run when second to useful prospect in a Kelso novice (2m2f, good to soft) in April; not quite so good since but may fare better now stepped up in trip.

16/1

Form: 8-2P24

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
0-14 under rules and he has an up-and-down profile; tailed off at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) last time but he was a good second there (1m7f, soft) previously and has run well at up to 3m1f in the past; not written off.
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3rd

5

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Blended Stealth

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

0-14 under rules and he has an up-and-down profile; tailed off at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) last time but he was a good second there (1m7f, soft) previously and has run well at up to 3m1f in the past; not written off.

12/1

4th

7

28th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

15:40 Leicester

Blended Stealth

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

0-13 under rules but placed a few times and a late mistake perhaps cost him here three weeks ago (1m7f, soft; unraced on heavy); returning to 2m4f shouldn't hurt and Sam Twiston-Davies is back aboard.

7/2

2nd

6

7th Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

12:10 Leicester

Blended Stealth

10st 9lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Flopped badly when warm favourite for last month's chasing debut and is now 0-12 overall but he ran well when second off today's mark over hurdles at Fakenham (2m4f, good) on seasonal debut in October and has possibilities if coping with the drop back in trip.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 33

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Hasn't threatened when third on his first two hurdle starts (2m3f/2m5f) but those were still fair efforts and this soft-ground 3m point winner should be an improver now up in trip on handicap debut.
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4th

1

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

The Gooner

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Hasn't threatened when third on his first two hurdle starts (2m3f/2m5f) but those were still fair efforts and this soft-ground 3m point winner should be an improver now up in trip on handicap debut.

7/2

3rd

12

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

The Gooner

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

pressed leaders, not fluent 3rd, prominent from 4th, not fluent 8th, ridden when outpaced after 3 out, well held when went third after 2 out, no match for first two

5/2

3rd

5

27th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:30 Carlisle

The Gooner

10st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

ran in snatches and novicey jumping, in touch with leaders, niggled along and ridden after 6th

11/8

Form: 69/22B BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in the autumn in his first two handicaps (2m4f/2m5f, soft) and brought down at the fifth flight at Newcastle last time; has shaped as though this step up in trip could suit and he holds likeable claims.
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5th

9

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Rockmann

10st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Runner-up in the autumn in his first two handicaps (2m4f/2m5f, soft) and brought down at the fifth flight at Newcastle last time; has shaped as though this step up in trip could suit and he holds likeable claims.

8/1

16

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

12:15 Newcastle

Rockmann

10st 10lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Mark Walford

prominent

7/2

2nd

9

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:20 Kelso

Rockmann

10st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Best effort after lengthy absence when chasing home a subsequent dual winner at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) on handicap debut last month; claims if this doesn't come too quickly.

5/2

Form: 9F/362 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Having dropped down the weights he ran well when second at Catterick (3m1f, soft) on New Year's Day; he's back up 3lb and is now 0-17, but he might not be far away in first-time cheekpieces.
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6th

13

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

My Strong Man

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Having dropped down the weights he ran well when second at Catterick (3m1f, soft) on New Year's Day; he's back up 3lb and is now 0-17, but he might not be far away in first-time cheekpieces.

9/1

2nd

11

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

My Strong Man

10st 3lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

led, headed but prominent after 3rd

7/1

6th

11

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:35 Musselburgh

My Strong Man

10st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

In contention for a place before last-flight fall at Wetherby (3m, good) in April 2021 and returned from long layoff with encouraging third at Ayr (2m3f, good to soft) last month; back up in trip today; shortlisted.

7/1

Form: 64P-80

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 6yo who has stamina in his pedigree; however, he was tailed off at Newcastle on Boxing Day on his handicap debut and he has to be an entirely different proposition now up in trip in first-time headgear.
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7th

7

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Get Going

10st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Lightly raced 6yo who has stamina in his pedigree; however, he was tailed off at Newcastle on Boxing Day on his handicap debut and he has to be an entirely different proposition now up in trip in first-time headgear.

66/1

12th

11

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

12:15 Newcastle

Get Going

11st 3lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st

25/1

33/1

Form: 54-509

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

9th

4

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 5

13:40 Ayr

Wotsmyname

10st 10lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Leonard Kerr

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.

8/1

12th

13

2nd Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

Wotsmyname

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

Yet to be placed after eight hurdle starts but ran well until fading out of contention on the run-in on seasonal/stable debut here (2m3f, soft) in November and has possibilities if able to build on that performance.

12/1

Form: P39-83

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Weakened when he tackled 2m7f/3m last year but he stayed on well for third over the extended 2m5f at Ayr (heavy) recently when wearing first-time cheekpieces; well worth another go at a staying trip and this lightly raced 6yo could have more to offer in the headgear.
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9th

11

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Moonacura

10st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Weakened when he tackled 2m7f/3m last year but he stayed on well for third over the extended 2m5f at Ayr (heavy) recently when wearing first-time cheekpieces; well worth another go at a staying trip and this lightly raced 6yo could have more to offer in the headgear.

14/1

3rd

6

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 5

13:40 Ayr

Moonacura

10st 7lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Stuart Coltherd

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.

7/1

Form: 3-92PF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Pops up with the odd good run, as when second in this last year and also on reappearance at Market Rasen in November; however, she was pulled up next time and it's hard to know what to expect from this 21-race maiden.
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10th

14

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Storm Force One

10st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Peter Niven

Pops up with the odd good run, as when second in this last year and also on reappearance at Market Rasen in November; however, she was pulled up next time and it's hard to know what to expect from this 21-race maiden.

25/1

8

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

13:05 Catterick

Storm Force One

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Peter Niven

Pops up with the odd good run and was second of five on her reappearance at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in November, but she was pulled up over C&D 11 days ago and is now 0-20; headgear switched.

7/1

8

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Storm Force One

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter Niven

prominent on outer, led after 3rd, headed but prominent 4th

5/1

Form: 45867P

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Displayed some ability in bumpers but his form went the wrong way over hurdles and he was pulled up in a first-time hood at 66-1 on last month's handicap debut over C&D; wears cheekpieces this time.
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11th

15

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Tommy’s Fortune

10st 6lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Tjade Collier

Displayed some ability in bumpers but his form went the wrong way over hurdles and he was pulled up in a first-time hood at 66-1 on last month's handicap debut over C&D; wears cheekpieces this time.

40/1

13

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

11:50 Wetherby

Tommy’s Fortune

10st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Tjade Collier

in rear

33/1

7th

9

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

12:42 Newcastle

Tommy’s Fortune

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tjade Collier

midfield

100/1

16/1

Form: -9P253

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Runner-up at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in October and bounced back from lesser run at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) when third at Taunton (3m, good); however, she's now 0-17 and the return to slow ground may be against her.
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12th

12

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Telefina

10st 8lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Runner-up at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in October and bounced back from lesser run at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) when third at Taunton (3m, good); however, she's now 0-17 and the return to slow ground may be against her.

16/1

3rd

12

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:53 Taunton

Telefina

10st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Adam West

Maiden on the Flat and over hurdles but placed for the first time when runner-up over 2m5f at Fontwell (good) in October; not so hot on soft ground at Ludlow one month later; 7lb out of the handicap.

33/1

5th

10

21st Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:15 Ludlow

Telefina

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Maiden on the Flat and over hurdles but placed for the first time when runner-up over this trip at Fontwell (good); she was beaten some 11l by the winner but it's something to build on.

16/1

Form: 3652F-

Last run: 462 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Went very close at Hexham (2m7f, good) in October 2021 but he looked held when falling two out at Carlisle later that month and this inconsistent maiden has been absent since; others have more compelling claims.
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13th

16

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Elusive Red

10st 2lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

Went very close at Hexham (2m7f, good) in October 2021 but he looked held when falling two out at Carlisle later that month and this inconsistent maiden has been absent since; others have more compelling claims.

25/1

Form: 5644-5

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Disappointing when 11-4 for last month's handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft), having previously shown some staying potential on soft/heavy ground; however, this unexposed 6yo could return to form when back on a deeper surface and is not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces.
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3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Imperial Hurricane

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Disappointing when 11-4 for last month's handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft), having previously shown some staying potential on soft/heavy ground; however, this unexposed 6yo could return to form when back on a deeper surface and is not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces.

12/1

5th

1

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Imperial Hurricane

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Failed to threaten early this year on first four starts (2m/2m4f, soft/heavy) but showed ability and this half-brother to 2m7f hurdle winner Hi Ho Phoenix (RPR 126) could improve now up in trip on handicap debut.

3/1

Form: 3-666

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Point-to-point bumper winner who was a promising third in a rules bumper at Hexham last March; made no impact when sixth on his three hurdle starts (2m-2m4f) but he makes his handicap debut off a lowly mark in first-time cheekpieces; interesting, especially if well backed.
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8

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Top Cloud

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Chris Grant

Point-to-point bumper winner who was a promising third in a rules bumper at Hexham last March; made no impact when sixth on his three hurdle starts (2m-2m4f) but he makes his handicap debut off a lowly mark in first-time cheekpieces; interesting, especially if well backed.

8/1

6th

9

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

11:45 Newcastle

Top Cloud

11st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Chris Grant

Won a point bumper in February and fair third to a useful sort in Hexham bumper on rules debut the following month; ordinary form over hurdles so far.

20/1

6th

10

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

12:42 Newcastle

Top Cloud

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

midfield

16/1

Non-runners

Dev Of Tara

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Payout
Exacta £31.90
Straight Forecast £33.89
Tricast £427.36
Trifecta £344.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Gooner

The Guardian:

The Imposter

RP Ratings:

Moonacura

Telegraph:

Jet Legs

POSTDATA:

Blended Stealth

WEST COUNTRY:

The Gooner

The Sun:

The Gooner

The Star:

The Gooner

Daily Record:

The Gooner

Daily Mail:

Moonacura

D Express:

The Imposter

Daily Mirror:

The Imposter