February 20 / 16.10 Lingfield

16.10

Good To Soft

At The Races App Market Movers Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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At The Races App Market Movers Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.40
  • Place: £3.70

Form: /83-64

Last run: 267 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Five-time Flat winner but he's 0-9 over hurdles; looks interesting on his close third at Fontwell (2m1f, good to soft) last February but he didn't match that in final two runs last season and has something to prove after 267 days off.
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4th

5

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Good Time Ahead

9st 3lb

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Won over hurdles in November but no Flat success since July 2018; 5lb lower than when fourth of nine at Wolverhampton (16.5f, Tapeta) in December, but well held in three starts (AW/hurdles) since; others more solid.

20/1

3rd

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:40 Fakenham

Good Time Ahead

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jim & Suzi Best

midfield, not fluent and lost position 5th, ridden after 4 out, went modest third from 2 out

6/4

7th

5

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

13:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Good Time Ahead

9st 5lb

T: Jim & Suzi Best

His AW wins were all in 2017; won twice over hurdles in 2023 and penultimate start (Wolverhampton 2m) showed all is not lost on AW, but he ran poorly (14-1; made most) with blinkers reinstated over C&D one week ago behind two of today's rivals; others look a bit more solid.

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 0/60P7

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner in 2021 but he's struggled at big prices in his three hurdle runs and latest was back at 2m at Huntingdon (good to soft) last month; still early days but he needs a transformation on handicap debut.
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3rd

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

16:29 Market Rasen

Superstylin

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Suzy Smith

mounted in chute and taken down early, held up in rear, headway and went fourth after 5th, went third after 8th

6/4

2nd

3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

14:00 Market Rasen

Superstylin

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Suzy Smith

Added to his point/hurdle wins when scoring in good style on his chase debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in November; was only third of five behind Zara's Universe at Southwell two weeks ago but he may have needed that after a break and should have more to offer in this sphere; dangerous.

2/1

10/1

  • Place: £14.50

Form: 644-0P

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Two promising frame efforts in two 2m handicaps in Ireland last spring but out of sorts in final two runs last summer; record now 0-9 and has questions to answer on British/stable debut; first-time tongue-tie.
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7th

6

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

18:42 Southwell

Dazzling Dove

10st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

16-race maiden who hasn't looked at home on testing ground in her last three races; has had her share of disappointments on goodish ground but her second here in March of last year on good to soft isn't forgotten.

12/1

7th

6

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

18:42 Southwell

Dazzling Dove

10st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

16-race maiden who hasn't looked at home on testing ground in her last three races; has had her share of disappointments on goodish ground but her second here in March of last year on good to soft isn't forgotten.

12/1

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

Dazzling Dove

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Billy Aprahamian

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 3 out, soon struggling

15/2

100/30

Form: 20-68F D

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Soft-ground hurdle winner in his first two starts last winter but he's been disappointing switched to handicaps in his last four runs; mark is tumbling and this is a big drop back in grade but he couldn't make an impact before falling two out at Kempton last time and others are preferred.
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8

26th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:35 Fontwell

Privatory

10st 4lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Paddy Butler

Won his first two starts over hurdles (one in France) but 0-14 since and very much on the downgrade; addition of a tongue-tie needs to have a dramatic effect.

33/1

8

26th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:35 Fontwell

Privatory

10st 4lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Paddy Butler

Won his first two starts over hurdles (one in France) but 0-14 since and very much on the downgrade; addition of a tongue-tie needs to have a dramatic effect.

33/1

12

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Privatory

10st 13lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Paddy Butler

Became disappointing for Gary Moore last season and was pulled up when 50-1 for recent stable debut at Fontwell (2m1f, good); swaps blinkers for first-time cheekpieces here.

33/1

Form: 11-7PP D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat/hurdle winner but he's lost his way under both codes in the last nine months and has been pulled up in his last two hurdle runs; has plenty to prove back in this sphere and he's still 6lb higher than for last win.
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2nd

2

(14)

1st May 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:04 Windsor

Gold Souk

9st 9lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Daniel Steele

Had lost his way under both codes but, after wind surgery, he landed a bit of a gamble when beating 13 rivals at Bath (11.7f, soft) on Good Friday; tapped for speed in a steadily run 1m2f event at Brighton nine days ago; still feasibly weighted and enters the reckoning.

8/1

5th

9

(8)

22nd Apr 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

19:15 Brighton

Gold Souk

8st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Daniel Steele

Had lost his way under both codes, but after wind surgery he landed a bit of a gamble when beating 13 rivals at Bath (11.7f, soft) 15 days ago; has won on fast ground as well and although 5lb higher, he remains feasibly treated on old form; couldn't rule out.

5/1

1st

11

(11)

7th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

14:50 Bath

Gold Souk

9st 5lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Daniel Steele

Two-time hurdle winner who won two handicap hurdles last spring but he struggled to get competitive in either code this winter and the subsequent wind surgery has to make a big difference.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5P2

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Useful triple winner over middle distances on the Flat; had excuses when struggling on first two hurdling starts (bled from the nose/heavy ground) and he left those efforts well behind when a 33-1 second in Fakenham maiden (2m, good; cheekpieces reapplied) 18 days ago; open to more progress on his handicap hurdle debut and he's respected.
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4th

2

(13)

20th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

19:40 Windsor

Enthused

9st 10lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: James Owen

prominent

9/1

4th

2

(13)

20th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

19:40 Windsor

Enthused

9st 10lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: James Owen

prominent, challenging from 2f out, carried left 1f out, soon no extra

9/1

Form: 286-P0 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Well treated on some of his 2021 form for Dan Skelton but he's struggled in three runs under both codes for new yard this winter; now drops back in trip/grade but he needs to turn things around; cheekpieces back on.
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4th

4

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Ambassador

11st 11lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

Multiple winner at up to 2m2f, including three over C&D (on good or slower); travelled strongly and then kept on well when scoring here latest; up 5lb and same claimer now claims 3lb less; still a player.

6/1

1st

2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Ambassador

11st 11lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

Triple hurdle winner in early part of last season (2m-2m2f), the last twice for Micky Hammond; back on a good mark now but has fitness to prove after 169-day absence and would appeal more on good ground.

8/1

1st

2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Ambassador

11st 11lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

Triple hurdle winner in early part of last season (2m-2m2f), the last twice for Micky Hammond; back on a good mark now but has fitness to prove after 169-day absence and would appeal more on good ground.

8/1

Form: 8U-P46 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Looked quite promising when winning a novice hurdle over C&D (good to soft) in November 2021 but he's gone the wrong way since and has struggled in three chase handicaps this season; mark continues to fall but he needs a major revival back in this sphere; yard also runs Often Overlooked.
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2nd

5

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:30 Wincanton

Sherborne

10st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in touch with leaders, disputing third with one circuit to go, headway after 4 out, led before 2 out

13/2

Form: P/4-5

Last run: 99 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Respectable efforts in 2m Flat handicaps in his last two starts and he ran well to a point in a Fontwell novice hurdle (2m1f, good) three runs back; still unexposed in this sphere and interesting to see how he figures in the market on his handicap hurdle debut.
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4th

4

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:10 Stratford

Pleasure Garden

10st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Karen Jewell

Well beaten after racing too freely on handicap hurdle debut in February but kept on well to make winning chase debut at Plumpton (2m1f, good) in April then ran well in defeat behind progressive rival at Fontwell (2m2f, good) last month; would have something to prove on ground slower than good to soft but, otherwise, he's a major player.

5/2

2nd

7

18th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

19:40 Fontwell

Pleasure Garden

10st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Karen Jewell

Four Flat wins in 2020; little to show over hurdles for current yard but made a winning chase debut at Plumpton last month; may have been fortunate but jumped soundly and only 4lb higher; should play a leading part.

7/2

1st

6

9th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Pleasure Garden

10st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Karen Jewell

Four Flat wins in 2020 (for Sir Mark Prescott) but no joy since; well beaten on handicap hurdle debut latest and lot to prove now chasing.

16/1

Form: 12-540

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Market Rasen winner (2m2f, good to soft) for Philip Hobbs last March but was disappointing in final run for that trainer and tailed off in both starts for new yard this winter; others more convincing.
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5

15th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell

Forever Des Long

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Claire Dyson

Very well handicapped on some of last year's hurdling form for Philip Hobbs but hasn't shown a great deal for current stable (five runs) and has quite a bit to prove on today's chasing debut.

33/1

8th

4

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell

Forever Des Long

11st 8lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Claire Dyson

Very well handicapped on some of last year's form for Philip Hobbs but hasn't shown a great deal for current stable (four runs) and is not the most obvious answer here.

33/1

8th

2

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:55 Taunton

Forever Des Long

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Claire Dyson

Defied a higher mark when with previous stable; holds poor claims on form for current yard, however, and first-time tongue-tie needs to prompt a major turnaround.

25/1

Form: 6945

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Showed ability in a point and bumper in first two starts and was a promising fourth at Haydock (1m7f, soft) in the second of his three hurdle runs this winter; half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner and he should have more to offer now switched to a handicap; needs watching in the market.
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7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Kempton

Playtogetaway

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

midfield, lost position 4th, not fluent 7th, weakened quickly 3 out, soon pulled up

11/2

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Kempton

Playtogetaway

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

midfield, lost position 4th, not fluent 7th, weakened quickly 3 out, soon pulled up

11/2

2nd

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:42 Hereford

Playtogetaway

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Has form figures of 113 (over 2m) since handicapping, respectable third here (good to soft) most recently; still not fully exposed and, judged on pedigree, the new trip is worth exploring.

9/2

Form: 0-883

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Well held at big prices in three novice hurdles but he rallied for a respectable third behind the two market leaders at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; this is more realistic on handicap debut and this lightly raced gelding needs a close looks.
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9

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Lingfield

Often Overlooked

11st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Well held at big prices in three novice hurdles but he rallied for a respectable third behind the two market leaders at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; this is more realistic on handicap debut and this lightly raced gelding needs a close looks.

9/1

3rd

4

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:40 Plumpton

Often Overlooked

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Bettered inauspicious hurdling debut when respectable eighth over C&D (soft) four weeks ago and can probably improve again in due course but has quite a bit to find with the principals here.

20/1

Form: 4-8714 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Came good with an emphatic win over C&D (heavy) in December but his mark shot up 12lb and failed to repeat the form at Plumpton three weeks ago; he needs to resume his progress back at this track.
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0

4

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Lingfield

Tommy Dillion

11st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Heavy-ground 2m hurdle winner at this track this time last year; handicapper has been in control since; 1lb higher than when placed over hurdles latest but possible that he may improve for this switch to chasing.

10/1

3rd

10

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:33 Plumpton

Tommy Dillion

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Perhaps coped best with the heavy ground when romping home at Lingfield (2m handicap) in December and has struggled since off higher marks; was completely tailed off the last time.

20/1

4th

7

13th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Tommy Dillion

11st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Well held behind Inferno Sacree over C&D in January but is fully 21lb better off today; since unseated his jockey mid-race (started joint-favourite) behind Good Time Ahead and is one to consider.

6/1

Form: 05000-

Last run: 408 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
In rear in all six starts including tailed-off efforts in handicaps (2m1f/1m7f, soft) in his last two runs; can only be watched.
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10th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Cards Are Dealt

10st 5lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

always behind, tailed off

40/1

10th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Cards Are Dealt

10st 5lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Nine-race maiden who has been pulled up in two staying handicaps since returning from another long absence; out of the weights on this big drop back in trip and can only be watched; cheekpieces added.

40/1

Non-runners

Playtogetaway, Cards Are Dealt

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Payout
Exacta £160.90
Straight Forecast £133.24
Tricast £6240.13
Trifecta £4870.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Enthused

POSTDATA:

Sherborne

Daily Mail:

Playtogetaway

The Guardian:

Often Overlooked

RP Ratings:

Tommy Dillion

The Times:

Pleasure Garden

The Star:

Playtogetaway

D Express:

Often Overlooked

Telegraph:

Enthused

Daily Mirror:

Enthused

Daily Record:

Tommy Dillion

WEST COUNTRY:

Sherborne

The Sun:

Sherborne