March 22 / 15.35 Haydock

15.35

Soft

Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7472.61
  • 2m 2f 191y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 2F-093 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
With the cheekpieces off and having dropped down the weights, he returned to form with a creditable third at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) last month; his rules wins have come on soft/heavy ground and he's a strong contender if producing another good performance here.
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0

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:02 Chepstow

Alnadam

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Sophie Leech

Very useful chaser in his prime but needed considerable help from the handicapper before his hurdling win for Dan Skelton in March; unplaced in five French hurdles since joining Sophie Leech and not the most obvious answer here; suited by soft/heavy ground.

33/1

1st

2

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

15:35 Haydock

Alnadam

12st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

With the cheekpieces off and having dropped down the weights, he returned to form with a creditable third at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) last month; his rules wins have come on soft/heavy ground and he's a strong contender if producing another good performance here.

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 122-P7

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Irish maiden hurdle winner who was runner-up in novice hurdles last spring on his first two starts for this yard; the form of his stable is a positive but he's struggled on both runs this season; major turnaround needed.
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4th

2

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

14:00 Wetherby

Hasty Brook

11st 13lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

in touch with leaders

4/1

2nd

5

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

15:35 Haydock

Hasty Brook

11st 10lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Irish maiden hurdle winner who was runner-up in novice hurdles last spring on his first two starts for this yard; the form of his stable is a positive but he's struggled on both runs this season; major turnaround needed.

16/1

1

17th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Doncaster

Hasty Brook

12st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Fairly useful ex-Irish 2m winner but he's failed to fire in two runs for current yard this term, tongue tied when only seventh in 2m4f Wetherby handicap hurdle in January; needs to bounce back.

14/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1/2-3 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won Wexford bumper (2m2f, yielding) in March 2021 and promising second on hurdle/stable debut that October (2m, good to soft); returned from long absence with fair third at Chepstow (2m, soft) in January and this unexposed handicap newcomer is open to plenty of improvement; one to consider.
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2nd

3

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:35 Warwick

Hurlerontheditch

11st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

held up in rear, ridden and went third on inner home turn, switched right last, went second run-in, stayed on

6/1

2nd

3

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:35 Warwick

Hurlerontheditch

11st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

held up in rear, ridden and went third on inner home turn, switched right last, went second run-in, stayed on

6/1

5th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Hurlerontheditch

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced after 4 out, no impression from 3 out

11/2

Form: /443-4

Last run: 104 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Has dropped to an attractive mark but this 9yo was regressive on the Flat last year and tailed off at Taunton in December when back over hurdles; needs to get back on track.
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11th

10

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

On To Victory

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

One-time very useful Flat performer who won twice over hurdles early in 2021; fourth at Haydock (2m3f, soft) last March but pulled up in November (25-1) when next seen; goes beyond 2m5f for first time.

14/1

0

4

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 3

14:05 Exeter

On To Victory

11st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

One-time useful Flat performer who has won over hurdles; however, seems past his best and doesn't look solid on 2022/2023 form (both codes); absent since Haydock fourth in March; best watched unless the market suggests a big run is expected.

14/1

Form: 133-24 D

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
11yo who was below par at Carlisle last October last time out but may have needed that run and he returns with his stable in excellent form; he was running really well last February-May (2m3f-3m, good to soft/soft) and he's a player if recapturing that form.
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6th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

17:00 Ayr

Better Getalong

12st 0lb

J: Miss Ella McGarry

T: Nicky Richards

disputed lead early, raced in second after 2nd, raced slightly wide with one circuit to go

14/1

Form: -62356

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Won twice at Carlisle last March and running well in defeat towards the end of last year; however, he hasn't been at the top of his game the last twice and needs something extra here.
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1st

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Malpas

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

prominent, hit 4 out, led 3 out, kept on well from 2 out, ridden out

12/1

1st

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Malpas

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Went close over C&D (heavy) in February and will also be suited by today's faster ground but finished down the field over hurdles here last month and remains without a win since March 2022; others have more appealing profiles.

12/1

9th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Malpas

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, headed after 3 out, weakened quickly after 2 out

14/1

Form: 6-P12P D

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Back to form when winning over hurdles at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) in January and creditable second over fences at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) next time; however, he was pulled up in a chase at Doncaster three weeks ago and needs to bounce back.
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6

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:55 Chepstow

Mr Muldoon

11st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Won over C&D last season and was placed off 5lb higher at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) in October after an absence, but his form nosedived towards the end of last year and he needs to have been refreshed by another break.

20/1

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:55 Chepstow

Mr Muldoon

11st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Won over C&D last season and was placed off 5lb higher at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) in October after an absence, but his form nosedived towards the end of last year and he needs to have been refreshed by another break.

20/1

Form: -164U2

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Unproven at this trip and he could do with settling better than at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) last month, but he was a close second behind Applaus on that occasion and could be in the mix if seeing out the distance.
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5th

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Vocal Duke

12st 0lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

Last win was off 6lb higher at Cartmel in June 2022 (2m1f, soft); inconsistent form this term, but chance on his second to a subsequent winner at Carlisle in October (2m1f, heavy) when wearing cheekpieces for the first time (retained).

9/2

5th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:25 Newcastle

Vocal Duke

11st 10lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

No longer as good as he was but seemed to respond well to first-tme cheekpieces when creditable second at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) last month and has obvious claims here if the headgear continues to have a positive effect.

4/1

2nd

1

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

16:10 Carlisle

Vocal Duke

12st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

prominent

16/1

Form: -PP211

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Has won by a head at Carlisle (2m1f, soft/good to soft) on his last two starts; his last three wins have come at the Cumbrian venue but he's capable elsewhere and also over this longer trip; respected.
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11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Applaus

10st 6lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

prominent early, in touch with leaders before 3rd

25/1

11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Applaus

10st 6lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

prominent early, in touch with leaders before 3rd, lost position and pushed along briefly 4th, reminders after 6th

25/1

6th

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Applaus

11st 1lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Dual C&D winner last season (soft/good to soft), and was placed off 10lb higher on the outer track here (2m1f, soft) in November; impossible to rule out but has become unreliable and was safely held here twice last month.

25/1

Form: 267PP6 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on Irish form as recent as last August but he's struggling since arriving in Britain and is hard to fancy.
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6th

1

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Faron

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won a maiden (2m2f) and a novice hurdle (2m2f) on good to yielding in Ireland last season; has been disappointing for current yard, and although well handicapped, has plenty to prove.

8/1

3rd

7

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Faron

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Stuart Coltherd

raced in second, went third after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon outpaced, not fluent last, no match for first two

20/1

11th

6

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Faron

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Stuart Coltherd

always behind

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £45.80
Straight Forecast £45.30
Tricast £141.38
Trifecta £196.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Alnadam

WEST COUNTRY:

Hurlerontheditch

The Times:

Vocal Duke

TOPSPEED:

Faron

Daily Mail:

Better Getalong

The Guardian:

Applaus

Telegraph:

Hurlerontheditch

Daily Record:

Hurlerontheditch

Daily Mirror:

Vocal Duke

RP Ratings:

Alnadam

POSTDATA:

Alnadam

D Express:

Alnadam

The Sun:

Alnadam

The Star:

Alnadam