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Join A Kim Bailey Racing Syndicate Handicap Hurdle (Conditionals’/Amateurs) (RE Initiative)

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 3m 2f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Join A Kim Bailey Racing Syndicate Handicap Hurdle (Conditionals’/Amateurs) (RE Initiative)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 57P-96

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Not yet lived up to bumper promise (on good) over hurdles and the step up to 2m7f didn't work to his advantage at Fakenham 22 days ago; others higher up the list.
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9th

6

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

16:10 Ascot

Ailes DAmour

11st 6lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Ian Williams

Below best two starts ago but off the mark at Doncaster previously (3m2f, good) and he didn't do much wrong at Sedgefield last week (3m3f, soft) when chasing home one who has recaptured form of late; fair claims if fitting cheekpieces helps.

9/1

2nd

2

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:00 Sedgefield

Ailes DAmour

11st 13lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Ian Williams

Disappointing last time but could well bounce back; showed he stays well at Warwick (3m2f, good) on penultimate start, opening his account, and remains unexposed beyond 3m.

4/1

4th

4

3rd Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Ailes DAmour

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Having dropped down the weights he attracted market support and returned to form to win a conditionals'/amateurs' handicap at Warwick (3m2f, good) last week; had something to spare and escapes a penalty; strong claims.

7/4

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 9P0-22

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Moderate form before absence but has taken a step forward on last two starts and was quite a promising second at Wincanton recently (2m4f, good to soft) considering he was impeded at the last; pedigree suggests this longer trip can suit even better; thereabouts.
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1st

10

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Seymour Promise

10st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up to progressive winner off this mark at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) in January but good performances have been scarce this season, and he's now 0-21 having struggled the last twice.

12/1

1st

10

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Seymour Promise

10st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up to progressive winner off this mark at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) in January but good performances have been scarce this season, and he's now 0-21 having struggled the last twice.

12/1

5th

6

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:40 Wincanton

Seymour Promise

10st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

20-race maiden; peak effort when second in a four-runner Newton Abbot handicap chase (3m2f, good) last June; not written off based on his C&D second (heavy) in January but has failed to complete either side of that.

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 5P6427

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Went close to getting off the mark in 2m4f chase last May but has run more moderate races than good ones in handicap hurdles/chases at up to 3m3f and has something to find back hurdling; cheekpieces fitted.
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8

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:25 Southwell

On The Bandwagon

10st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent

12/1

3rd

8

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

On The Bandwagon

10st 6lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

led

10/1

7th

6

1st Feb 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:00 Leicester

On The Bandwagon

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

0-13 under rules but he returned to chasing with a creditable second in C&D handicap in December; this is a deeper race but he's on the same mark as last time and could be a big factor if he can back that up; his best hurdle form came on slow ground but last run was on good to firm.

11/4

Form: 1353P3 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Has won (3m1f, last May) and gone well in all three completions here; while he hasn't been at his best this winter he is only just above his winning mark and the return to this track should help.
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5th

1

25th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

disputed lead, outpaced 3 out, weakened before 2 out

11/2

3rd

4

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Nickelsonthedime

11st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Three-time winner who is mostly consistent and only 2lb higher than for his workmanlike win over further at Newton Abbot 51 days ago; couldn't possibly leave out of calculations.

4/1

1st

1

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

15:35 Newton Abbot

Nickelsonthedime

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

led at steady pace, mistake 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, jumped left 2 out, pushed out run-in

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 285-67

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Two good efforts in handicaps at 2m5f and 2m7f in early 2022, only just failing on the nod in the former; hasn't run to the same level in either start since back from a break but fitting cheekpieces could help.
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6th

4

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Warwick

Cafe Pushkin

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Short-headed at Fontwell (2m6f, good to soft) last January in his second handicap; that's easily the closest he's got, with similar form over 2m7f once last March but not so good in his three runs this season; wore cheekpieces last time (soundly beaten over C&D) and they are retained.

12/1

5th

2

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

Cafe Pushkin

11st 10lb

J: Mr James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders

8/1

1

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 5

13:55 Wincanton

Cafe Pushkin

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

visibility reduced by fog

16/1

Form: 5-35P5

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Best form at 2m4f on good for Gordon Elliott; up against it on yard debut but didn't allay stamina worries on handicap debut over 3m1f at Plumpton 11 days ago (first-time hood, retained); has work to do.
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8th

5

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

18:40 Stratford

Dame Prestige

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in rear, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened

40/1

2

31st May 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Dame Prestige

11st 5lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Close third on hurdle debut for Gordon Elliott at Perth (2m4f, good) last summer but he's been pulled up in three of his four runs for new yard this year, including in his last two handicaps; dropped another 5lb but has a lot to prove.

33/1

6

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:40 Taunton

Dame Prestige

10st 7lb

J: Mr William Gough

T: Seamus Mullins

Close third on hurdle debut for Gordon Elliott at Perth (2m4f, good) last summer but this year's form for Seamus Mullins has been very underwhelming; drops back in trip after racing too freely in two handicaps last month (3m1f/3m2f); needs to turn a corner.

33/1

Form: 1-6902

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Off for 17 months since finding plenty to win 2m4f maiden hurdle in May 2021; has taken time to recapture form but he looked to appreciate the longest trip he's tackled so far when runner-up over 3m2f at Southwell 16 days ago (good); up 3lb but has every chance.
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4

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

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11st 8lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Kim Bailey

raced lazily, midfield

3/1

2nd

2

8th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

16:40 Southwell

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11st 13lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

disputed lead, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on run-in

16/1

13th

3

10th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:15 Doncaster

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12st 1lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Kim Bailey

Won Market Rasen maiden hurdle in May 2021 (2m4f, good; first-time tongue-tie); below par since with cheekpieces and a tongue-tie on both runs following a long break (had wind surgery); needs to bounce back.

25/1

Form: 70-410

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Possibly unsuited by the return to soft ground at Newcastle 24 days ago but had earlier won with something in hand when upped to 3m at Taunton (good) despite getting distracted once in the lead; remains of interest.
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7th

4

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Turnaway

12st 3lb

J: Anna Cropper

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Modest winning hurdler for Dan Skelton in December; not sure what to expect on Flat.

20/1

3

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Turnaway

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Came good over hurdles at sixth attempt, with clear win at Taunton (3m, good) in December; open to further progress on today's chasing debut but his last two runs were very disappointing and he needs to put those behind him.

6/1

5

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

Turnaway

11st 7lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

midfield

11/2

Form: 1443/5 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Likeable type who was on the upgrade when winning staying chases in late 2020 (good/good to soft) but was returning from two years off when down the field over inadequate 2m4f on recent return over hurdles; this trip will suit but may need another run or two.
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0

9

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Lingfield

Mr Palmtree

10st 2lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Harriet Dickin

Likeable stayer who won twice over fences in late 2020; returned from a two-year absence in February and has been very mixed over hurdles either side of a 3m2f win (soft) in March; trip worry back chasing.

25/1

7th

6

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

11:50 Huntingdon

Mr Palmtree

10st 6lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Harriet Dickin

20-1 winner at Warwick (3m2f, soft) in March and he's also effective on good/good to soft ground; however, the win was his sole bright run among five starts earlier this year, and he was down the field the last twice.

14/1

8th

7

1st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Warwick

Mr Palmtree

11st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

held up in rear, headway 7th, weakened after 3 out

8/1

Form: 8-P447

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Promising effort upped to 3m at Taunton in December, well off the pace when blundering two out but a late spurt took him into a close fourth (good); faded over 3m2f since but still of interest on the earlier run.
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10

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

Lord Bill

10st 5lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Grace Harris

towards rear

10/1

7th

7

8th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

16:40 Southwell

Lord Bill

11st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

9/1

4th

8

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:40 Taunton

Lord Bill

10st 13lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Pulled up on his handicap debut first time back and then beaten 22l in a seller; opposable.

25/1

Form: 9P2530

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Closely matched with Turnaway on their 3m form at Taunton although the winner had something in hand and this one has run a lesser race since; 2lb wrong but the return to good ground is likely to help.
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6th

9

28th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:05 Uttoxeter

Telefina

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

disputed lead

20/1

8

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:05 Southwell

Telefina

10st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

0-11 over hurdles; peak effort came when staying on for third at Taunton (3m, good) last December but has gone backwards in two starts since.

14/1

9

8th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

14:40 Fontwell

Telefina

10st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

0-19 and it's hard to make her the percentage call but she was placed on good ground here (2m5f) and at Taunton (3m) in two of her five starts this autumn/winter; right out of form on last two outings.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £51.80
Straight Forecast £48.27
Tricast £289.54
Trifecta £295.70

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Seymour Promise

SPOTLIGHT:

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POSTDATA:

Nickelsonthedime

RP Ratings:

Cafe Pushkin

The Star:

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Daily Record:

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D Express:

Cafe Pushkin

The Times:

Seymour Promise

Telegraph:

Seymour Promise

The Guardian:

Seymour Promise

Daily Mirror:

Seymour Promise

Daily Mail:

Nickelsonthedime

The Sun:

Nickelsonthedime