March 29 / 15.00 Newcastle

15.00

Heavy

quinnbet.com Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9505.8
  • 2m 4f 62y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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quinnbet.com Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 6/2145 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Something to prove regarding current form having been well beaten over fences the last twice; however, perhaps the first-time visor and/or the return to hurdles will prompt a revival, and she's on a competitive mark; won over fences here in December and is a two-time hurdle winner on heavy ground.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Miah Grace

11st 7lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

held up in rear, pushed along after 11th, ridden and no impression after 4 out

8/1

1st

2

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

15:00 Newcastle

Miah Grace

11st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Something to prove regarding current form having been well beaten over fences the last twice; however, perhaps the first-time visor and/or the return to hurdles will prompt a revival, and she's on a competitive mark; won over fences here in December and is a two-time hurdle winner on heavy ground.

7/1

5th

2

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

13:15 Kelso

Miah Grace

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

mounted in chute, held up in rear on outer, not fluent and niggled along briefly 8th

10/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2/U2U4 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Promising novice hurdler in 2020-21 (including on heavy ground) then absent until December of this season; promising runner-up here (2m4f, soft) in January on second chase start; jumping issues have been costly the next twice but he could be well treated now back over hurdles; cheekpieces go on.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Castle Rushen

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

towards rear on outer

20/1

6th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Castle Rushen

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

towards rear on outer

20/1

5th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Castle Rushen

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Nicky Richards

Didn't really take to fences last winter but back on track when placed in handicap hurdles at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) and Perth (3m, good to soft; first-time visor) last spring; never involved on 3m Haydock reappearance last month but entitled to strip fitter.

9/1

Form: 6P8777

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Took a step back in the right direction when seventh at Wetherby last month and his mark continues to fall; market check advised but he has to build on that latest performance if he's to win this.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Aramax

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear, struggling from 4 out

12/1

9th

2

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

13:42 Ayr

Aramax

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

midfield on outer, pushed along after 8th, lost position and reminder after 9th

6/1

4th

1

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

17:36 Cartmel

Aramax

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

held up in rear

9/4

Form: 119P-4 D

Last run: 126 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Below par over fences on final two runs last season and same story on sole run this term in November; however, he's dropped down the weights and the forecast heavy ground is right up his street; reverts to hurdles; respected.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

15:00 Newcastle

Adrimel

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Below par over fences on final two runs last season and same story on sole run this term in November; however, he's dropped down the weights and the forecast heavy ground is right up his street; reverts to hurdles; respected.

7/2

3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:35 Wetherby

Adrimel

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Grade 2 novice hurdle winner in January 2021 and he scored twice over fences at Haydock last winter (2m/2m4f, soft/heavy); below par on final two starts last season and same story on reappearance here in November, but he may have needed that last run and is not ruled out off a handy mark.

13/2

4th

1

23rd Nov 2022

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 3

15:10 Wetherby

Adrimel

11st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 6th, pushed along 4 out, ridden and weakened gradually from 3 out

7/2

Form: 6B-5P2 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Things didn't go to plan over fences on his first two starts of the season but, having had wind surgery, he returned to form when second in a handicap hurdle at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) this month; has won here, and on soft ground, and there's every chance he'll be thereabouts.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

13

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Donny Boy

10st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Bumper/hurdle winner who is 0-6 over fences and this is a tough race in which to make the breakthrough; probably no more than place claims even if the cheekpieces trigger something.

14/1

3rd

13

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Donny Boy

10st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Bumper/hurdle winner who is 0-6 over fences and this is a tough race in which to make the breakthrough; probably no more than place claims even if the cheekpieces trigger something.

14/1

3rd

3

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

15:45 Wetherby

Donny Boy

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders, went third and challenging 3 out, ridden and weakened last

11/4

Form: 11215- D

Last run: 389 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Absent since his Flat campaign came to an end last October; however, he can go well fresh and he won three novice hurdles (2m-2m3f, soft-good) last season; not ruled out on handicap hurdle debut.
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4th

2

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:04 Wetherby

Its Good To Laugh

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

raced in second, overjumped 1st, steadied 4th, lost second before 3 out, soon lost third, weakened and no chance from 2 out

5/1

8th

5

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

14:05 Chester

Its Good To Laugh

8st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Jennie Candlish

Arrives on a lengthy losing run but he's knocking on the door, runner-up twice here (to Emiyn first occasion) before chasing home Yorkindness at Musselburgh (2m, good to soft); ought to be thereabouts again from an unchanged mark.

13/2

2nd

1

(1)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 4

17:10 Musselburgh

Its Good To Laugh

10st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Jennie Candlish

Arrives on a lengthy losing run but he's knocking on the door, runner-up in 2m Chester handicap 15 days ago; he ought to be in the shake-up again off an unchanged mark.

3/1

Form: 5-5120 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Place /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Cerendipity

11st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, led on outer 2 out, going best when left clear last, ridden out run-in

6/1

1st

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Cerendipity

11st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, led on outer 2 out, going best when left clear last, ridden out run-in

6/1

5th

5

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

15:45 Wetherby

Cerendipity

10st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Sue Smith

in touch with leaders, headway and challenging 4 out, not fluent 3 out, bad mistake 2 out, soon weakened

4/1

Non-runners

Cerendipity

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Payout
Exacta £29.60
Straight Forecast £29.11
Trifecta £189.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Castle Rushen

Telegraph:

Adrimel

RP Ratings:

Aramax

POSTDATA:

Donny Boy

Daily Record:

It's Good To Laugh

Daily Mail:

Miah Grace

The Times:

Castle Rushen

D Express:

Castle Rushen

Daily Mirror:

Castle Rushen

The Sun:

Castle Rushen

TOPSPEED:

Aramax

The Guardian:

Adrimel

The Star:

Adrimel