March 22 / 16.45 Haydock

16.45

Soft

Old Boston Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 3m 0f 58y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Old Boston Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 12 BF

Last run: 69 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Won an Irish maiden point (3m, yielding to soft) in November 2021 and stayed on well to score on rules debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) last November; turned over when 5-6 in novice at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) in January but he kept on and it was probably better form; visored first time; should bring potential to this handicap debut.
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Verdict Starting price

0

1

13th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:50 Exeter

Broomfield Present

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

2-3 over hurdles last season and made a good start to chasing career last month, staying on for third in handicap here (3m, good to soft); headed but still a close third of four when brought down three out at Uttoxeter (3m, heavy) 16 days later; faces a significantly longer trip but there's plenty to suggest it can help.

9/4

0

2

26th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:05 Uttoxeter

Broomfield Present

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

led narrowly or disputed lead, ridden when headed after 4 out, 1 length down when brought down 3 out

6/4

3rd

5

10th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Exeter

Broomfield Present

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Made it 2-3 over hurdles when winning in a first-time visor (retained) on handicap debut at Haydock (3m, soft) in March; this very lightly raced point winner could have more to offer now switched to fences and he reappears with his trainer among the winners; firmly in calculations.

13/2

3/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 43-552

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Disappointing favourite at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) on penultimate start; has shown improved form over about 2m4f in his other two runs this season, short-headed at Wetherby (soft) on latest; needs to prove his stamina but otherwise looks a player on handicap debut.
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4

9th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Ffos Las

Galudon

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Harry Whittington

Has more than enough ability to win races and has gone close on his last two starts, proving his stamina for 3m when second of six at Haydock (soft) 18 days ago; cheekpieces now added; unlikely to be far away.

5/1

2nd

3

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:45 Haydock

Galudon

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Harry Whittington

Disappointing favourite at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) on penultimate start; has shown improved form over about 2m4f in his other two runs this season, short-headed at Wetherby (soft) on latest; needs to prove his stamina but otherwise looks a player on handicap debut.

3/1

2nd

5

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

12:47 Wetherby

Galudon

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Harry Whittington

in touch with leaders on inner, prominent after 3rd

3/1

Form: -22F3F

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 7yo who has won a point and 2m4f novice hurdle; ran in chases on his three starts since wind surgery and fell in two; fair third of four at Ayr (3m, soft) in between, not 100% proving his stamina; tongue tied first time; return to hurdling may well help.
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3rd

2

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:45 Haydock

Gaillimh A Stor

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Low-mileage 7yo who has won a point and 2m4f novice hurdle; ran in chases on his three starts since wind surgery and fell in two; fair third of four at Ayr (3m, soft) in between, not 100% proving his stamina; tongue tied first time; return to hurdling may well help.

7/1

5

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

13:15 Kelso

Gaillimh A Stor

10st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders on inner, mistake and fell 1st

7/1

3rd

4

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Gaillimh A Stor

10st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders, went third 13th, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last

4/1

Form: 5-3311

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Won on handicap debut at Ayr (2m5f, heavy) and followed up at Bangor (2m7f, good to soft); it was by just a head last time but the form is solid and he has more in the tank; now tongue tied first time; up 4lb but may well complete the hat-trick.
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1st

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Horacio Apples

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, held up in rear

16/1

1st

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Horacio Apples

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Came good over fences with comfortable success at Bangor (2m4f, heavy) in December and will be fine over today's longer trip, but began this year with two disappointing efforts and may find today's ground too lively; had wind op last month.

16/1

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

Form: 10-373 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Won a 2m3f maiden and 2m novice contest (soft) early last year; makes appeal on that form but it's not been repeated in handicaps; upped to 2m7f last time but he was a remote third of six; cheekpieces are now added.
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2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Kingofthewest

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

raced in second, fell 3rd

5/2

2nd

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Kingofthewest

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

prominent, left in third 9th, stayed on run-in, went third towards finish, no match for winner

7/2

Form: 2214 D BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Runner-up both starts (one on soft) before winning a five-runner race at Aintree (3m) on handicap debut; fair fourth of 11 when favourite at Exeter (2m7f, again good to soft) after two-month break; needs to resume improvement and to prove himself on soft or heavy but he looks a thorough stayer.
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5th

1

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Broadway Boy

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Front-running stayer who acts on soft going; scoped badly and found to have stomach ulcers after last run (below par, three months ago); progressive otherwise and the form of his Cheltenham handicap win (3m2f) in December is very strong; should rebound provided he takes to first-time headgear.

15/2

5th

1

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Broadway Boy

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Front-running stayer who acts on soft going; scoped badly and found to have stomach ulcers after last run (below par, three months ago); progressive otherwise and the form of his Cheltenham handicap win (3m2f) in December is very strong; should rebound provided he takes to first-time headgear.

15/2

1

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:24 Warwick

Broadway Boy

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Did well in handicap hurdles but he is already a far superior chaser; three wins from four starts in this sphere, on last two occasions from the front at Cheltenham when taking a Listed novice event (3m, soft; by 20l) and Grade 3 handicap (3m2f, soft); the latter, when heavily backed favourite, was despite notable jumping errors and a mighty performance in the circumstances; gives weight all round but will be hard to outmuscle.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £34.30
Straight Forecast £47.51
Trifecta £96.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Horacio Apple's

The Times:

Broadway Boy

LAMBOURN:

Galudon

WEST COUNTRY:

Broomfield Present

POSTDATA:

Gaillimh A Stor

TOPSPEED:

Kingofthewest

The Guardian:

Broadway Boy

The Sun:

Broadway Boy

RP Ratings:

Horacio Apple's

THE NORTH:

Horacio Apple's

Telegraph:

Horacio Apple's

Daily Record:

Horacio Apple's

Daily Mail:

Galudon

D Express:

Galudon

Daily Mirror:

Broomfield Present

The Star:

Broomfield Present