March 29 / 13.15 Newcastle

13.15

Heavy

Cazoo Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 7f 149y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Cazoo Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.30
  • Place: £3.30

Form: -46983

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
0-14 but has been competitive on occasions, including under Joshua Thompson when third of 12 in 3m handicap at Ayr on latest outing; wore headgear first time that day and it's retained today; acts on soft; considered.
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Verdict Starting price

9

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Howzat Hiris

10st 3lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Won at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last March and second to It's Maisy at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in December; well treated on those efforts but soundly beaten on her three runs since and needs to turn things around.

8/1

8th

16

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Howzat Hiris

10st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Off the mark over hurdles at 15th attempt when making all at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last March; posted best effort since when second at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in December but has merely underlined her inconsistency when well held twice since.

16/1

6th

12

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Howzat Hiris

10st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Off the mark over hurdles at 15th attempt when making all at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last March and posted best effort since when second at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in December; well beaten last month, though, and not the percentage call today.

12/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 646583

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Won a bumper last May; easily closest finish since when third of 15 at Hexham (near 3m, heavy) 13 days ago in her second handicap, passing seven rivals from two out and never nearer; of major interest off same mark.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Pipers Cross

10st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has form figures of 22213 (all in Class 5) for current yard, the win gained at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft; easily); now goes in up grade but her consistency is an asset; place possibilities.

11/2

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Pipers Cross

10st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has form figures of 22213 (all in Class 5) for current yard, the win gained at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft; easily); now goes in up grade but her consistency is an asset; place possibilities.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: U85633

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Made his debut in only November; staying-on third in good-ground handicaps here (2m1f) and at Ayr (2m4f) on last two starts; looks worth another go beyond that, having earlier tried 2m6f twice in the mud, and could have more to offer.
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3rd

5

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:40 Newcastle

Something Golden

11st 5lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Victor Thompson

in touch with leaders, weakened 3 out

8/1

Form: 152426

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner on heavy last October and runner-up in two of her four novice hurdles; handicap debut at Wetherby (3m, good) on latest start was her highest rating but came from finishing only sixth of 12, so she does not look the best treated despite a subsequent 3lb drop; a return to much more testing ground should help, though.
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4th

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Perculator

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Mark Walford

led at steady pace

9/2

4th

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Perculator

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Mark Walford

led at steady pace

9/2

10

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Perculator

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Drew nicely clear of the others with progressive rival when opening account at Wetherby (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in January and didn't run badly on heavy ground at Carlisle last month (albeit she was very tired in the closing stages); a possible if suited by this quicker ground.

13/2

Form: 8996

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Won Irish maiden point (3m, soft) last April; heavy defeats in Britain in three novice hurdles and, after wind surgery, beaten 20l when sixth of 15 on handicap debut at Hexham (near 3m, heavy) 13 days ago; he was well behind Pipers Cross in the latter and is 2lb out of the handicap today.
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5th

7

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:15 Newcastle

Serious Mickey

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Won Irish maiden point (3m, soft) last April; heavy defeats in Britain in three novice hurdles and, after wind surgery, beaten 20l when sixth of 15 on handicap debut at Hexham (near 3m, heavy) 13 days ago; he was well behind Pipers Cross in the latter and is 2lb out of the handicap today.

6/1

6th

14

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Serious Mickey

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Form of last April's Irish point win (3m, soft) hasn't worked out; three heavy defeats in slow-ground 2m hurdles since, and hopes likely rest as much on the wind surgery as the step back up in trip.

16/1

13

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:00 Ayr

Serious Mickey

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Opened her account at the fifth attempt in Irish points; has poor claims on rules form (2m) but looks a possible improver now handicapping and upped to 2m4f on first run since wind surgery.

16/1

12/1

Form: 32/6-0

Last run: 128 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
10yo who is a 16-race maiden; well handicapped on old form but seen only twice over the last two seasons, latterly when beaten 63l in November; acts on soft, unraced in a handicap on heavy; hard to approach with confidence.
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1st

4

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

19:00 Perth

Arnica

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and pushed along 3 out, led again when hit 2 out, joined last, ridden and headed run-in, rallied and led again towards finish, gamely

6/1

4th

7

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:35 Perth

Arnica

11st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Brown

T: N W Alexander

17-race maiden; some reasonable efforts in March/April 2021 but well beaten on both starts this season on return from more than a year off; currently comes with risks attached.

12/1

3

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:00 Newcastle

Arnica

11st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: N W Alexander

17-race maiden; two fair efforts in March/April 2021 but well beaten on both starts this season on return from 394 days off; others stronger.

22/1

Form: 0P-799

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Thurles bumper winner in 2021 on final Irish start; nowhere near that form in his five runs since, the last four over hurdles (up to 3m) and he had cheekpieces installed on handicap debut last time; lacks solid claims.
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8

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:50 Hexham

Imperial Lord

10st 6lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

in rear

25/1

5

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:15 Newcastle

Imperial Lord

10st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Thurles bumper winner in 2021 on final Irish start; nowhere near that form in his five runs since, the last four over hurdles (up to 3m) and he had cheekpieces installed on handicap debut last time; lacks solid claims.

25/1

9th

5

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:30 Uttoxeter

Imperial Lord

10st 11lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Thurles bumper winner on final start in Ireland; nowhere near that form in four runs for new yard, the last three over hurdles (last two were at this track over 2m4f and 2m7f); headgear installed on this handicap debut and the bumper form means he is not entirely ruled out.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £27.00
Straight Forecast £22.78
Trifecta £98.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Pipers Cross

RP Ratings:

Howzat Hiris

Daily Record:

Something Golden

Daily Mail:

Perculator

Telegraph:

Arnica

POSTDATA:

Pipers Cross

THE NORTH:

Pipers Cross

The Times:

Pipers Cross

The Guardian:

Pipers Cross

D Express:

Pipers Cross

Daily Mirror:

Pipers Cross

The Sun:

Pipers Cross

The Star:

Howzat Hiris