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  • Prize money: £5914.72
  • 3m 0f 84y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50

Form: 32-611

Last run: 113 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 8yo who showed improved form in the autumn when back from a break, winning under Conor Rabbitt at Wetherby (2m5f, good to soft) and Kelso (2m6f, soft); showed some promise on good ground last season; could have more to offer and she's firmly in calculations for an in-form yard.
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6

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

14:40 Ascot

Miss Milano

11st 3lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear, pulled up before 7th

9/2

4th

4

18th Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 26y

Class 4

16:40 Wetherby

Miss Milano

11st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Fourth off this mark at Perth last time (3m2f, good to soft) having won her three previous races at up to 3m; perhaps high in the weights now but could feature.

6/1

1

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 149y

Class 4

20:45 Aintree

Miss Milano

12st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Fourth off this mark at Perth last time (3m2f, good to soft) having won her three previous races at up to 3m; not out of it.

Form: -32121 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won a three-runner maiden at Huntingdon (3m1f, good) in November and showed improved form when easily winning on his handicap debut at Exeter (2m7f, good) last Friday; he's well treated under a 7lb penalty and should be tough to beat if conditions suit (unproven on ground slower than good).
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4th

2

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Armchair Farmer

11st 12lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, hit 5th, went clear 6th, much reduced lead 8th, ridden and headed before 2 out, hung right and weakened run-in, lost two places towards finish

5/2

2nd

1

17th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

16:00 Doncaster

Armchair Farmer

12st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won a three-runner maiden at Huntingdon (3m1f, good) in November and showed improved form when easily winning on his handicap debut at Exeter (2m7f, good) last Friday; he's well treated under a 7lb penalty and should be tough to beat if conditions suit (unproven on ground slower than good).

15/8

1st

3

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Armchair Farmer

11st 11lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent, led after 1st, clear when hit 8th, went further clear before 9th

4/1

Form: -23F85

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who also showed promise in novice hurdles, but he's been soundly beaten in handicaps the last twice and has to raise his game.
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6th

1

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Grand Du Nord

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last

11/2

3rd

4

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

14:50 Hexham

Grand Du Nord

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

held up in rear

13/2

2nd

2

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:20 Wetherby

Grand Du Nord

11st 10lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Bumper winner who showed promise in novice hurdles, but has yet to offer much at all in handicaps; he was tailed off when third over this far at Doncaster.

20/1

Form: 809

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on his three rules starts (2m-2m4f) but this Irish raider and 3m point winner goes up in trip for his handicap debut and it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting with Brian Hughes booked.
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5th

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:10 Huntingdon

Twoconduit

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Henrietta C Knight

towards rear

10/1

5th

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:10 Huntingdon

Twoconduit

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Henrietta C Knight

First past the post on debut in a point in December 2022 (disqualified due to prohibited substance); struggled to get competitive over hurdles when trained in Ireland but a market move would be interesting on stable debut.

10/1

8

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Twoconduit

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Maike Magnussen

Stripped of 2022 Boulta point win after positive test; modest hurdles form; stable debut.

14/1

Form: 5-3311

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Won on handicap debut at Ayr (2m5f, heavy) and followed up at Bangor (2m7f, good to soft); unraced on good ground; his latest form is working out well and this progressive 6yo is respected in his hat-trick bid.
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3rd

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Horacio Apples

12st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

towards rear

6/1

3rd

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

13:37 Sedgefield

Horacio Apples

11st 13lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4th, outpaced 4 out, weakened from 2 out

7/4

Non-runners

Horacio Apple's

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Payout
Exacta £10.10
Straight Forecast £11.71
Trifecta £17.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Armchair Farmer

The Times:

Horacio Apple's

Daily Record:

Miss Milano

TOPSPEED:

Grand Du Nord

Telegraph:

Horacio Apple's

The Guardian:

Horacio Apple's

Daily Mail:

Horacio Apple's

The Sun:

Horacio Apple's

RP Ratings:

Armchair Farmer

POSTDATA:

Armchair Farmer

D Express:

Armchair Farmer

Daily Mirror:

Armchair Farmer

The Star:

Armchair Farmer