February 11 / 15.48 Warwick

15.48

Good

Virgin Bet Daily Price Boosts Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5016.95
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Virgin Bet Daily Price Boosts Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.70
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 111O52

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Landed juvenile hurdle hat-trick in September (2m1f, good) and when second in Plumpton handicap (2m, soft) last month he bumped into one who has followed up; has since gone one better on Flat AW and this in-form 4yo could play a leading role.
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10

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Mr Freedom

11st 4lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Won at Plumpton (2m, soft) in March and, after failing to threaten in the County Hurdle, he was a fair second back at Plumpton last time (2m, good); however, there's a suspicion this will be too competitive.

16/1

10

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Mr Freedom

11st 4lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Won at Plumpton (2m, soft) in March and, after failing to threaten in the County Hurdle, he was a fair second back at Plumpton last time (2m, good); however, there's a suspicion this will be too competitive.

16/1

2nd

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Mr Freedom

11st 5lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Had this season's consistency rewarded with a 2l Class 3 success on soft here this month before predictably struggling when 28-1 for the County Hurdle; off his current mark he could be vulnerable to others better in.

12/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1/15-2 CD

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
French bumper (2m, soft) and C&D novice hurdle (good) winner who returned from an absence with a respectable second behind a well-handicapped winner at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) in November; this very lightly raced 6yo could have plenty more to offer for his top yard.
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5

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

18:30 Hexham

Hartur DOudairies

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

In good form recently, winning over 2m here in May (good); narrowly beaten by Well Educated (8lb worse off) over C&D last time (good); chance.

3/1

2nd

3

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

20:28 Hexham

Hartur DOudairies

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear, not fluent 6th, smooth headway 3 out, went second approaching last, kept on run-in, no impression towards finish

9/4

2nd

3

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

20:28 Hexham

Hartur DOudairies

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear, not fluent 6th, smooth headway 3 out, went second approaching last, kept on run-in, no impression towards finish

9/4

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: -722P1 CD

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Runner-up twice in a row over hurdles in the autumn (2m, good/good to soft) and bounced back from chasing flop when winning over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) in December; just 3lb higher today and this C&D winner could be bang there once more.
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2nd

1

6th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:43 Uttoxeter

Opening Bid

12st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Only 2lb higher than for his last chase win (October); encouraging fourth on his return from a break and it was a rare start for him over hurdles these days last time out; others still preferred.

10/1

7th

12

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Opening Bid

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

raced in second

14/1

7th

12

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Opening Bid

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

raced in second

14/1

Form: 47/P1- D

Last run: 623 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Well backed when returning to form with a comfortable win at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) in May 2021; interesting to see how he goes in the betting on this first start since but it's a hefty absence to defy.
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4th

5

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:48 Warwick

Timeforaspin

11st 7lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Mark Usher

Well backed when returning to form with a comfortable win at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) in May 2021; interesting to see how he goes in the betting on this first start since but it's a hefty absence to defy.

14/1

Form: 43-254

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Made the frame in both bumpers (including on good ground) and he's also run well in defeat in some warm races on his three hurdle starts (1m7f/2m, good to soft); goes handicapping off a fair mark and could be in the mix.
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1st

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Bubble Dubi

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Stuart Edmunds

travelled strongly

7/2

3rd

6

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 3

14:05 Haydock

Bubble Dubi

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

chased clear leader, switched right when lost second after 3 out, kept on but not pace to challenge

7/1

3rd

3

25th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:13 Huntingdon

Bubble Dubi

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Came good over hurdles at fifth attempt, at Stratford (2m, good to soft) in March, and was third in valuable series final at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) the following month; jumped poorly and was disappointing favourite on last month's seasonal/chase debut but could still have untapped potential in this sphere.

4/1

33/1

Form: 25-7PP D

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Four-time chase winner who is very well treated on form as recent as last April; however, he's struggled on his four starts since and a major turnaround is needed with cheekpieces now added.
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5

5th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:00 Huntingdon

Doukarov

11st 8lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Amy Murphy

Well treated on best chase form; out of sorts for new yard this season until hinting at a revival back over hurdles last time; however, needs to build on that effort.

10/1

6th

4

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:48 Warwick

Doukarov

11st 7lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Amy Murphy

Four-time chase winner who is very well treated on form as recent as last April; however, he's struggled on his four starts since and a major turnaround is needed with cheekpieces now added.

33/1

Form: 131 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Flat winner who scored on hurdle debut in C&D juvenile event (good to soft) in November and made it 2-3 in this code when comfortably winning a handicap against his elders over C&D (heavy) last month; he's 7lb higher in a better race today but is unexposed and could again be a key player.
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4th

6

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Huntingdon

Non Stop

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, not fluent 1st, soon lost ground but in touch with leaders

5/1

3rd

5

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 4

12:50 Wincanton

Non Stop

10st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, pressed leader from 5th, lost second after 3 out, no extra from 2 out

11/4

2nd

9

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 4

14:25 Taunton

Non Stop

10st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

1m AW and dual 2m hurdle winner; may just have needed the run after a break on his chase debut at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month; should be capable of stepping up on that.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 311534 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Below par on last three starts but made mistakes over fences on the first two occasions and soft ground may not have suited when back over hurdles last time; won two in a row over hurdles/fences in the autumn and runs off a lower mark here; could go well with conditions in his favour.
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2nd

1

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:30 Market Rasen

Minella Plus

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

disputed lead, led after 1st

8/1

5th

6

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Minella Plus

11st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders

10/1

6th

2

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:18 Hexham

Minella Plus

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Best effort for some time when third at Bangor last month and may be able to build on that; five career wins have come in fields of six or fewer but too well handicapped now to be dismissed.

5/2

Form: 5317- D

Last run: 323 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Has an inconsistent profile and was well beaten on Flat AW last month; however, he ran well at Wolverhampton in December and won a good-ground juvenile maiden hurdle at Doncaster (2m, good) last February; not ruled out.
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8th

5

(3)

17th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 5

17:00 Chester

Thunder Ahead

9st 6lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders

14/1

7th

4

(3)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 175y

Class 5

13:15 Haydock

Thunder Ahead

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Not at his best on the Flat and over hurdles this year but didn't run badly when fourth of eight at Chelmsford (1m6f, AW) last month and, having raced freely, he could benefit from this drop back in distance; on a competitive mark and not ruled out.

10/1

4th

1

(7)

27th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

22:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Thunder Ahead

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Alan King

led

25/1

Form: 4130-9 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle (2m, good) in November 2021 for Dan Skelton but tailed off last March on final run for that yard and well beaten on stable debut at Wincanton on Boxing Day; needs to get back on track.
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5th

4

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:05 Exeter

Greatest Star

11st 10lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Looks well handicapped on some of his form and he ran his best race for this yard when second in a 2m handicap hurdle at Sandown (soft) last month; his only win came on good ground and there are winning chasers in the family; could be the answer.

4/1

2nd

8

7th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Greatest Star

10st 7lb

J: Tpr Lucy Westlake

T: Fergal O’Brien

Well handicapped on some of his form for the Skeltons but he's finished tailed off in all three runs for this yard, despite travelling strongly to a point last time at Doncaster; could come good again but reservations for now.

20/1

9th

4

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Doncaster

Greatest Star

11st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

travelled strongly, jumped left on occasions, held up in rear

6/1

Form: 112- D

Last run: 336 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Won juvenile events in summer 2021 on first two hurdle starts (2m1f/2m, good to soft/good) and fair second of four in Sandown handicap (2m, soft) last March when next seen; absent since but this lightly raced 5yo retains potential and the betting may be informative.
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5

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:40 Newbury

Langafel

11st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Dual juvenile winner during summer 2021 (2m1f/2m, good to soft/good) and fair second of four in Sandown handicap (2m, soft) last March when last seen; lightly raced 5yo who retains potential and the betting may be informative.

4/1

7

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:48 Warwick

Langafel

11st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Gary Moore

Won juvenile events in summer 2021 on first two hurdle starts (2m1f/2m, good to soft/good) and fair second of four in Sandown handicap (2m, soft) last March when next seen; absent since but this lightly raced 5yo retains potential and the betting may be informative.

9/1

Non-runners

Langafel

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Payout
Exacta £19.70
Straight Forecast £17.71
Tricast £87.20
Trifecta £113.50

Selections

POSTDATA:

Non Stop

SPOTLIGHT:

Hartur D'Oudairies

RP Ratings:

Greatest Star

D Express:

Bubble Dubi

The Times:

Mr Freedom

Telegraph:

Hartur D'Oudairies

Daily Mail:

Hartur D'Oudairies

The Star:

Hartur D'Oudairies

WEST COUNTRY:

Non Stop

The Guardian:

Non Stop

Daily Mirror:

Non Stop

The Sun:

Non Stop

Daily Record:

Non Stop

TOPSPEED:

Greatest Star