July 11 / 20.10 Uttoxeter

20.10

Soft

stmodwenhomes.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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stmodwenhomes.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

Form: 533-P9 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Won a C&D selling hurdle in June 2022 (good); not fared as well since, but perhaps failed to stay 2m4f on last two starts; return to 2m could help but a bit to prove.
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10th

9

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Rock On Tommy

11st 1lb

J: Mr Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Won two in a row over 2m at Uttoxeter (heavy/good to soft) in July but he's lost his way in his two runs this autumn and needs a major revival after his pulled-up effort at Stratford 25 days ago.

14/1

Form: 55/02-

Last run: 358 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Yet to win over hurdles, but was a close second at Cartmel (2m, good, cheekpieces) when last seen out nearly a year ago; no headgear this time but from an in-form yard; a possible.
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7

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:35 Catterick

Coeur Aimant

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Soundly beaten in similar event over C&D five weeks ago, taking overall record to 0-19; hard to support with confidence but has become well handicapped on best hurdles efforts.

10/1

5th

9

28th Dec 2023

Good

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

13:40 Catterick

Coeur Aimant

10st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

in rear, headway after 4th, not fluent 7th, weakened before 3 out

12/1

0

12

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Coeur Aimant

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Runner-up a couple of times over hurdles but 0-15 in that sphere and didn't show enough on last month's chase debut at Hexham to suggest he's the one to be on this afternoon.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 529-42

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Maiden who can pull hard; in the frame over 2m3f and 2m4f on last two starts (good); may settle better now tried at 2m again.
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2nd

13

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Robbers Bridge

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

0-13 over hurdles but placed off this mark on four of last five starts, most recently when third at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) in November; today's trip-and-ground combination will also suit; probably in the mix again.

6/1

Form: F086-2 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Dual AW winner on the Flat; second in a C&D selling hurdle (good to soft) in first-time blinkers (retained) on latest start; this tougher.
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3rd

3

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

What Will Be

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Returned from absence with some very disappointing hurdle runs last season but won on Flat in April and has held his form pretty well under both codes since; not yet proven over 2m4f but ran well for a long way when fourth at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) three weeks ago and enters calculations.

13/2

4th

3

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

What Will Be

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Dual AW winner on the Flat; second in a C&D selling hurdle (good to soft) in first-time blinkers (retained) on latest start; this tougher.

8/1

Form: 7531-1 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Has won his last two races, on first occasion beating a subsequent winner at Perth (2m, good to soft); still on a fair mark and should go well again.
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2nd

7

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Magic Mike

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

took keen hold, led, headed 2nd, joined leader 5th, led again 4 out, rallied when headed run-in, no extra towards finish

9/2

4th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

17:35 Huntingdon

Magic Mike

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

Didn't jump great when winning at Southwell (2m, good to soft) but the hot favourite in second was even worse in that department; it could be dodgy form but they did at least pull clear; raised 5lb.

7/2

Form: P60-03 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden (2m2f) and a novice hurdle (2m2f) on good to yielding in Ireland last season; has been disappointing for current yard, and although well handicapped, has plenty to prove.
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6th

1

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Faron

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won a maiden (2m2f) and a novice hurdle (2m2f) on good to yielding in Ireland last season; has been disappointing for current yard, and although well handicapped, has plenty to prove.

8/1

3rd

7

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Faron

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Stuart Coltherd

raced in second, went third after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon outpaced, not fluent last, no match for first two

20/1

11th

6

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Faron

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Stuart Coltherd

always behind

25/1

Form: P780P- D

Last run: 160 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish; has a poor strike-rate and has been out of form for current yard; others stronger.
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7th

8

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Fou Diligence

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Ex-Irish; has a poor strike-rate and has been out of form for current yard; others stronger.

40/1

4

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:25 Leicester

Fou Diligence

11st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Max Young

Sole win from 31 starts came at Naas (2m, soft) in early 2021; soundly beaten in all five runs (hurdles and fences) for this trainer; easily opposed.

100/1

8

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Fou Diligence

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Tailed off in three chasing attempts for this yard and suffered the same fate back over hurdles; very opposable.

50/1

Form: 4/3-0

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Best run when third on testing ground in a Wetherby novice in November; beat Saturday's Old Newton Cup winner Wootton'Sun on the Flat at Pontefract in April (1m2f, good to soft), but disappointing both runs since including on handicap hurdle debut.
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0

6

(1)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

Lightening Company

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

Exposed 5yo who takes on some progressive rivals but he ran okay at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) recently and was seen to good effect when winning over C&D (good to soft) in April; not ruled out now back at Pontefract.

12/1

3rd

6

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

16:10 Doncaster

Lightening Company

8st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ben Haslam

slowly away, raced in last, outpaced over 3f out, headway and prominent over 2f out, edged left and no extra from over 1f out

14/1

3rd

2

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:15 Cartmel

Lightening Company

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

took keen hold, raced in third, no impression after 2 out, weakened run-in

8/1

Form: 7F0-3F

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Won a novice handicap with a first-time visor at Taunton in February (2m3f, good) and fair third in ordinary Newton Abbot handicap two runs back (2m1f, good); cheekpieces now tried; soft ground perhaps not ideal.
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10th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Professor Calculus

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Seemingly back in good form when placed at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in June but not much has gone to plan since; soundly beaten when upped to 2m4f in August and has further to go here; swaps cheekpieces for refitted visor; not the percentage call.

33/1

8th

6

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Professor Calculus

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

No paragon of consistency but Taunton winner in February (2m3f, made all, first time in a visor) and also ran well at Newton Abbot in June; heavy ground probably to blame when pulled up here latest; often leads.

16/1

4

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Professor Calculus

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won a novice handicap with a first-time visor at Taunton in February (2m3f, good) and fair third in ordinary Newton Abbot handicap two runs back (2m1f, good); cheekpieces now tried; soft ground perhaps not ideal.

9/1

Form: 845P/

Last run: 445 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Fair handicapper at up to 1m4f on the Flat for Tom Dascombe; hasn't shown much over hurdles; goes on soft ground; has joined a new yard and with a tongue-tie tried could go well off his lowly mark despite long absence.
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0

9

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Pot Of Paint

10st 3lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair on the Flat in 2020/2021 but showed nothing more than minor promise over hurdles for John Groucott in 2022 and, following a long absence, was pulled up in recent Uttoxeter handicap on stable debut; leap of faith required to support him here.

14/1

7

19th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:40 Uttoxeter

Pot Of Paint

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Capable handicapper at up to 1m4f on the Flat; hasn't shown much over hurdles but still early days and now having first run for a respected outfit; yet to shine in a hood but the tongue-tie is new; market informative on first start since April 2022.

15/2

7

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Pot Of Paint

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair handicapper at up to 1m4f on the Flat for Tom Dascombe; hasn't shown much over hurdles; goes on soft ground; has joined a new yard and with a tongue-tie tried could go well off his lowly mark despite long absence.

10/1

Form: P63-P8 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Fair third in a Southwell novice handicap (2m, soft) in November, but ordinary efforts since; 2lb out of the handicap.
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7th

9

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

12:32 Fontwell

African Sun

10st 2lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

always behind

25/1

8th

12

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

African Sun

10st 2lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

Shock winner at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last summer but this year's form off lowly marks is very uninspiring and he's 10lb out of the weights.

33/1

Form: 66-7U5

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
7f juvenile winner for Hugo Palmer; one of her best hurdle runs was when fifth at Worcester last time (2m, good, 3lb out of the handicap); even further out of the handicap here and softer ground not sure to suit.
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11th

1

(6)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Beautiful Surprise

9st 9lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: Roger Ingram

0-14 on the Flat/hurdles since her successful racecourse debut and a drop in trip made no difference when sixth of eight over C&D last month; down to a Class 6 for the first time and tongue-tie now given a go, but still hard to warm to.

20/1

6th

7

(2)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Beautiful Surprise

9st 4lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: Roger Ingram

in touch with leaders

33/1

7

(9)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

11:30 Lingfield (AW)

Beautiful Surprise

9st 4lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: Roger Ingram

7f winner in 2021 for Hugo Palmer but subsequently showed largely poor form over hurdles for Nigel Hawke; modest fifth at Kempton returned to this code last month; opposed.

33/1

Non-runners

Lightening Company, Pot Of Paint, African Sun, Beautiful Surprise

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Payout
Straight Forecast £46.59
Tricast £147.37

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Magic Mike

Daily Mail:

Robber's Bridge

RP RATINGS:

Rock On Tommy

Telegraph:

Lightening Company

WEST COUNTRY:

Professor Calculus

POSTDATA:

What Will Be

The Sun:

Robber's Bridge

The Times:

Magic Mike

The Guardian:

Magic Mike

Daily Mirror:

Magic Mike

The Star:

Magic Mike

Daily Record:

Magic Mike

D Express:

Rock On Tommy