March 23 / 13.25 Chepstow

13.25

Soft

ACO Blue Roof System Conditional Jockeys’ Training Series Handicap Hurdle (Part Of The REI)

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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ACO Blue Roof System Conditional Jockeys’ Training Series Handicap Hurdle (Part Of The REI)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £38.20
  • Place: £9.80

Form: 1-0P3P D

Last run: 85 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Placed in modest Ludlow claimer (2m, good to soft) in first-time visor in November but ought to have been suited by the heavy ground when pulled up in a handicap next time and has become very unreliable.
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5th

4

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

17:10 Ffos Las

Ring The Moon

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Downed an odds-on favourite when recording 33-1 win at Chepstow (2m Class 5 conditionals' handicap hurdle; soft) two starts ago but weakened tamely in a Stratford seller subsequently; has won over fences in the past, including here (2m), but couldn't be a confident choice.

11/1

3rd

2

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:27 Stratford

Ring The Moon

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

prominent, led narrowly 4th, pushed along home turn, ridden and headed approaching last, soon weakened

13/2

1st

6

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

13:25 Chepstow

Ring The Moon

10st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Evan Williams

Placed in modest Ludlow claimer (2m, good to soft) in first-time visor in November but ought to have been suited by the heavy ground when pulled up in a handicap next time and has become very unreliable.

25/1

11/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 89331 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 12st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Delivered on earlier promise when fairly comfortable winner on handicap debut at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) on Sunday; carries 7lb penalty here but stable's capable conditional Cameron Iles claims 8lb; obvious contender.
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8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Big Blue Moon

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Won on handicap debut at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) a year ago and probably bettered than performance when clear second under a penalty at Chepstow (2m, soft) soon afterwards; seen only once this season, when very disappointing favourite on last month's chasing debut (jumped poorly and was pulled up), but is unexposed over this sort of trip and remains of strong interest.

5/1

5

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Big Blue Moon

11st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, hit 4th, not fluent 5th, not fluent 7th

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 5P3731 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
No longer the force of old but looked in good nick when winning off much-reduced mark at Plumpton (2m, soft) on Monday and has form as recent as the autumn that suggests her 7lb penalty is manageable here.
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9th

9

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Brown Bullet

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Andy Irvine

Three-time hurdle winner who is rated lower over fences after struggling in her first two attempts in late 2021; however, she gave it a right go on returning to this discipline over C&D three weeks ago when conceding the lead only late on (Shaw's Cross runner-up); this is a higher grade but she is entitled to a second look.

13/2

3rd

4

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Brown Bullet

11st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Andy Irvine

Struggled in two chases in late 2021 and has raced exclusively over hurdles since; scored off 5lb higher mark here (2m, soft) in March and might have needed last month's reappearance run but still looks risky on this switch back to fences; usual hood removed; cheekpieces remain.

10/1

Form: 25P-75

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Travelled well to a point on last month's seasonal debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) and arguably ran better than finishing position suggests when fifth over that C&D (good; just behind Karakoram) 18 days ago; also suited by 2m; can make his presence felt.
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4th

2

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

13:25 Chepstow

Jaunty Viking

12st 1lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Brian Eckley

Travelled well to a point on last month's seasonal debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) and arguably ran better than finishing position suggests when fifth over that C&D (good; just behind Karakoram) 18 days ago; also suited by 2m; can make his presence felt.

7/1

5th

8

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Ffos Las

Jaunty Viking

11st 7lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Brian Eckley

prominent

33/1

7th

10

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:43 Ffos Las

Jaunty Viking

11st 2lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Brian Eckley

Won here (2m6f, good) in June 2021 and was placed three consecutive times last winter (2m-2m5f) but disappointing on last couple of outings and has fitness to prove after 297-day absence.

16/1

Form: 034

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Didn't show a great deal in three qualifying runs over hurdles and is 8lb out of the weights for handicap debut but his fair Flat form for Michael Bell offers hope he can do better in this sphere at some stage.
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12

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Loudspeaker

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Seamus Mullins

Fair Flat-racer; well beaten over hurdles this month but finished well to lead close home on recent chasing debut at Doncaster (2m, good); effectively 5lb higher here but, given the Flat ability, could still have a bigger run in him over fences.

9/4

1st

9

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Loudspeaker

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Seamus Mullins

Has some fair Flat form on his CV but his record over hurdles is not inspiring and he's not bred for chasing; 1lb out of the weights here; others have much stronger claims.

33/1

8th

14

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Loudspeaker

10st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Has been most competitive on the Flat (stays well) but remains a maiden and achieved nothing in two soft-ground handicap hurdles last season.

33/1

Form: 135441 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Five-time hurdle winner, most recently when just doing enough to prevail at Taunton (3m, good to soft; front pair clear) ten days ago; can cope with today's drop back in trip but is only due a 5lb rise and looks a shade vulnerable under a 7lb penalty.
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9th

11

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Karakoram

10st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Five-time hurdle winner over trips ranging from 2m to 3m; has slipped to a tempting mark but needs to better his recent efforts and has developed a tendency to hit a flat spot in his races.

33/1

9th

11

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Karakoram

10st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Five-time hurdle winner over trips ranging from 2m to 3m; has slipped to a tempting mark but needs to better his recent efforts and has developed a tendency to hit a flat spot in his races.

33/1

8th

14

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Karakoram

10st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Grace Harris

Five-time hurdle winner, most recently off 5lb higher mark in this race a year ago (good to soft); not firing on all cylinders this season, though, and often hits a flat spot in his races nowadays; others preferred.

12/1

Form: 052717 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Drew a long way clear with the runner-up when rallying well to get off the mark over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in December; has claims on that performance but didn't fire at Plumpton in January and is not one to rely upon heavily.
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8th

1

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Henry Box Brown

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won his sole bumper but he's 1-14 over hurdles and has struggled in his five runs this year, including in one start over fences; on a dangerous mark and conditions are no problem but he needs a major upturn in form.

20/1

10th

5

8th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Henry Box Brown

11st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Irish bumper winner whose sole success in 13 starts over hurdles came over C&D (heavy) last December; well beaten in his four outings since, switched to fences for latest (May); back to last season's winning mark.

12/1

Form: 5000-5

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Unplaced all six starts over hurdles; not beaten far when fifth of seven at Ludlow (2m, good) three weeks ago but today's slower ground is probably not in his favour and he remains difficult to enthuse over.
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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

Cards Are Dealt

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £69.90
Straight Forecast £62.72
Tricast £150.21
Trifecta £207.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Big Blue Moon

The Guardian:

Karakoram

The Times:

Loudspeaker

The Sun:

Henry Box Brown

The Star:

Brown Bullet

RP Ratings:

Big Blue Moon

POSTDATA:

Big Blue Moon

Telegraph:

Big Blue Moon

D Express:

Big Blue Moon

Daily Record:

Big Blue Moon

Daily Mail:

Karakoram

Daily Mirror:

Karakoram