June 26 / 16.30 Southwell

16.30

Good

Prestige Safety Your Competent H&S Specialist Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 3m 0f 60y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Prestige Safety Your Competent H&S Specialist Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 80353- BF

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Two point wins; has run reasonably in all three handicap hurdle attempts and ground may have been too soft when third at Bangor in March; open to progress as a stayer and considered back from a break.
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1st

5

8th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 3

15:45 Uttoxeter

Broomfields Cave

10st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Just 1-10 over hurdles and usually knocks about in lower-grade company; gave very good account when clear second to progressive rival at Southwell (3m, good) last month but the forecast soft ground is probably not in his favour.

4/1

Form: 14U4/

Last run: 671 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Two Flat starts after a long absence; passable effort at Southwell in the first and soft ground might not have suited when well beaten at Nottingham next time; having first outing over hurdles since August 2021 and not impossible if the step up in trip proves to her liking.
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5th

1

18th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

20:10 Southwell

Shes All In Gold

12st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, not fluent 8th, ridden and no impression after 3 out

11/4

2nd

5

26th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell

Shes All In Gold

11st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

held up in rear, good headway 4 out

5/1

Form: P2/1

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
First start for more than two years when second in a point last month and showed the benefit of that when just beating a hot favourite in a Newton Abbot novice (2m5f, good) 19 days ago; opening handicap mark no gimme but may well be open to improvement despite being a 9yo.
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1st

2

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Sylvies Dance

11st 13lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Won 2m5f novice (good) last June but she didn't see out 3m on handicap debut at Southwell next time and presumably soft ground was the sticking point, despite having won a point on that surface, when pulled up on latest start last July; safer to wait for ground to dry out.

16/1

0

1

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Sylvies Dance

12st 0lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Kayley Woollacott

Showed a good attitude when narrowly winning a Newton Abbot novice last month but beaten more than 20l in a Southwell handicap since, fading out of it late on; acts on soft and the novice win gives him decent claims.

7/2

3rd

2

26th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell

Sylvies Dance

11st 5lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Kayley Woollacott

disputed lead, led clearly after 3 out

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: P8PP-4

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Won off 13lb higher last October but has been pretty dismal since; return to a sound surface at Warwick did him little good but still not written off, given how well handicapped he is now.
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10th

5

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Ernesto

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

midfield

16/1

7th

5

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Ernesto

11st 5lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Ian Williams

Lurks on a very dangerous mark even before Daire McConville's useful 8lb claim is considered but has been out of form this year and needs to turn a corner; visor replaced by cheekpieces; tongue-tie removed.

8/1

Form: 336-26 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Five chase wins last summer but tailed off in both starts this season, after a break; reverts to hurdles off a much lower mark but with enough to prove, given those recent efforts.
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5th

5

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

17:05 Ludlow

Judge Earle

11st 3lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Won two 2m4f chases (good to soft/soft) in July and lost out only narrowly to a dual subsequent winner at Perth (3m, good; front pair well clear) in August; not quite in same form at Uttoxeter three weeks ago but still considered.

8/1

Form: /323P/

Last run: 603 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Only hurdle win in Ireland nearly four years ago; showed nothing in two chases for this yard in 2021 so all to prove on return from 20 months off; presence of Harry Cobden in the saddle is at least a positive.
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3rd

1

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Worcester

Blackhillsofdakota

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Had chase form at 2m4f+ in Ireland two years ago; very lightly raced and minor form for this yard since, including when pulled up and well held over hurdles since back from absence; still early days in comeback.

40/1

5th

6

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

15:25 Newton Abbot

Blackhillsofdakota

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

Pulled-up 50-1 shot at Southwell last month, his first start for 603 days; entitled to have benefited from that outing but could be considered only if much stronger in the betting here; seems best on good ground.

20/1

1

26th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell

Blackhillsofdakota

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent, pushed along and lost position 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

10/1

Form: 2321-3

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Showed abundant stamina when winning Stratford chase in April (extended 3m3f, good to soft) but finished last of three at Fakenham since; well held in four starts over hurdles last season but may be a different story at this trip; not discounted.
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3rd

4

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Kym Eyre

11st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Off the mark under rules in a 3m3f chase at Stratford in April (good to soft); returned from a three-month absence to win a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot in October and followed up over fences at Ffos Las two weeks later; not at her best over hurdles in hat-trick bid last month but no real surprise were she to bounce back.

5/1

4th

6

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Kym Eyre

10st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in third, slow jump 2nd, lost third after 4 out, weakened after 2 out

7/2

1st

3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Kym Eyre

11st 4lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Game winner of gruelling handicap chase at Stratford (3m3f, good to soft) in April and again looked suited by emphasis on stamina when keeping on well to reel in the long-time leader over hurdles at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) last month; probably needs a career best here.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £9.30
Straight Forecast £8.40
Trifecta £39.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Broomfields Cave

POSTDATA:

Kym Eyre

Telegraph:

Sylvies Dance

Daily Mirror:

Kym Eyre

The Sun:

Kym Eyre

RP RATINGS:

Broomfields Cave

TOPSPEED:

Broomfields Cave

The Times:

Broomfields Cave

The Guardian:

Broomfields Cave

Daily Mail:

Broomfields Cave

The Star:

Broomfields Cave

D Express:

Sylvies Dance

Daily Record:

Sylvies Dance