August 30 / 19.50 Uttoxeter

19.50

Good

Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 3f 207y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 6P54-

Last run: 173 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far on handicap debut at Exeter in March, despite looking unsuited by going right-handed (not for the first time); absent since but still unexposed and could well figure, especially if cheekpieces help.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Jacks Orchard

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Made promising late headway over 2m on handicap debut in March and returned from break with 2m4f win at Uttoxeter (good; first-time cheekpieces) in August; open to significant further progress over staying trips and a major player here; unraced on ground slower than good to soft under rules but was placed in a soft-ground point.

4/1

1st

7

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:50 Uttoxeter

Jacks Orchard

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Not beaten far on handicap debut at Exeter in March, despite looking unsuited by going right-handed (not for the first time); absent since but still unexposed and could well figure, especially if cheekpieces help.

8/1

33/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: /8-063

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Flat winner; yet to score over hurdles after 11 attempts and, though his latest Perth third was a modest step in the right direction, still only makes modest appeal.
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0

10

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:25 Uttoxeter

Willy Nilly

10st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Lisa Harrison

0-12 over hurdles and has something to prove on ground slower than good but ran big race when second here (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago and will be fine over today's shorter trip.

7/1

2nd

9

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:50 Uttoxeter

Willy Nilly

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Lisa Harrison

Flat winner; yet to score over hurdles after 11 attempts and, though his latest Perth third was a modest step in the right direction, still only makes modest appeal.

33/1

3rd

4

16th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:25 Perth

Willy Nilly

11st 5lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Lisa Harrison

Placed twice over hurdles for Donald McCain in 2021 but soundly beaten in his three runs for new stable; not proven on softer than good.

33/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 9-122F BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Much improved in four starts since a tongue-strap was fitted; every chance when falling at the final flight at Worcester six weeks ago and viable option assuming no ill effects from that.
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Verdict Starting price

6

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Bluebella

11st 6lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tom Lacey

Tongue tied first time when winning by 6l at Worcester (2m, good) last May; better form in defeat since but it was not one of her peak efforts when upped from 2m4f to 2m7f at Uttoxeter last time.

6/1

6

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Bluebella

11st 6lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders

6/1

5th

6

19th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Bluebella

11st 3lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

held up in rear, hit 4 out, some headway before 3 out

5/1

Form: 543-54

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Maiden; has shaped as if she is capable of a win and was still in front at the last flight at Worcester (2m7f) latest before fading; still open to improvement and no surprise to see her involved.
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2nd

5

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Valentine Getaway

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Eight-race maiden with minor honours in her last four handicaps, including when second over the extended 3m1f at Hereford; wore cheekpieces on latest start; place chance again.

4/1

2nd

5

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Valentine Getaway

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

prominent, hit 2nd, disputed lead 4 out, led narrowly after 3 out, headed after 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

4/1

3rd

4

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:05 Ludlow

Valentine Getaway

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Eight-race maiden; creditable second at Hereford (3m1f, good) most recently; possibilities off same mark provided she takes well to first-time headgear.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 853

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Just five career starts and now makes handicap debut; no real threat in two British starts over hurdles but may well have more to offer now going up in trip; improvement needed but possible.
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5th

3

19th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

3m 0f 150y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Just A Mystery

11st 1lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced maiden; easy to back at 18-1 and had no excuses when only fifth at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) on his switch to handicaps; pedigree at least offers hope for him staying this longer trip.

13/2

5th

1

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:50 Uttoxeter

Just A Mystery

12st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Just five career starts and now makes handicap debut; no real threat in two British starts over hurdles but may well have more to offer now going up in trip; improvement needed but possible.

8/1

3rd

3

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:35 Uttoxeter

Just A Mystery

11st 2lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Struggled in two points in a maiden hurdle in Ireland this spring but displayed minor promise when fifth on recent stable debut at Stratford (2m, good) and should have more to offer.

10/1

9/1

Form: 655

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Flat winner in France; hasn't made much impact over hurdles in Britain but now makes handicap debut after wind surgery, with tongue-strap returning and blinkers replacing cheekpieces; also up in trip; lot to prove but market check essential.
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2

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Activist

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Easy wins on soft ground at Plumpton (2m) and Taunton (2m3f) in February but he flopped in his hat-trick bid at Exeter (pulled up) in March; has had a break since those quick-fire runs but he's 4lb higher than last time and needs to bounce back with a personal best.

8/1

2

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Activist

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Easy wins on soft ground at Plumpton (2m) and Taunton (2m3f) in February but he flopped in his hat-trick bid at Exeter (pulled up) in March; has had a break since those quick-fire runs but he's 4lb higher than last time and needs to bounce back with a personal best.

8/1

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:10 Exeter

Activist

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

pressed leaders, lost position when bit short of room and hampered after 1st, soon prominent but pushed along, weakened after 5th, pulled up before 3 out

5/6

Form: 6-0434

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Hasn't been beaten far in latest three handicap starts but now 0-15 and improvement needed from somewhere if he's to gain a win.
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11th

13

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Solid Fuel

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

19-race maiden who is 11lb out of the handicap and hard to fancy.

100/1

0

8

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Solid Fuel

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

18-race maiden who was soundly beaten in both chases last month (2m3f/2m1f) and is again out of the weights here.

33/1

7th

10

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

14:30 Exeter

Solid Fuel

10st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

17-race maiden who was well held when third of five on recent chasing debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) and is 1lb higher here.

25/1

5/1

Form: 33-741 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Generally consistent and gained a second hurdle success when overcoming premature easing at Worcester last month; 4lb higher and this looks potentially more competitive but he has to be considered again.
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6th

4

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Ranco

11st 6lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Doubled his hurdling tally at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July and is now only 2lb above that mark but has become inconsistent this year and others in this line-up appeal more.

16/1

6th

6

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Ranco

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Nigel Hawke

Would have won easier at Worcester (2m4f, good) but for some premature easing on the run-in but he went out like a light next time at Uttoxeter; usually consistent in the main and could bounce back from that.

12/1

8th

2

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:50 Uttoxeter

Ranco

11st 12lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Generally consistent and gained a second hurdle success when overcoming premature easing at Worcester last month; 4lb higher and this looks potentially more competitive but he has to be considered again.

5/1

Form: 6/6-97

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Maiden; unplaced all six hurdle starts; slightly better at Worcester latest, in blinkers for first time, but deal more needed; up in trip.
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0

11

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Tika Moon

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Failed to complete when a big-priced outsider for two chases last month and can't be recommended from 2lb out of the weights here.

100/1

0

8

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Tika Moon

10st 3lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Maiden; placed in a bumper but little to show for seven attempts over hurdles and was pulled up on this month's Bangor chasing debut.

66/1

0

9

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Tika Moon

10st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, reminder after 4th, weakened quickly 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

50/1

Non-runners

Ten Past Midnight, Happy Index

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £129.70
Straight Forecast £105.47
Tricast £437.81
Trifecta £420.10

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Ranco

Telegraph:

Bluebella

The Sun:

Happy Index

SPOTLIGHT:

Jacks Orchard

POSTDATA:

Just A Mystery

Daily Mail:

Activist

The Star:

Ten Past Midnight

Daily Mirror:

Bluebella

Daily Record:

Happy Index

D Express:

Jacks Orchard

WEST COUNTRY:

Ranco

The Times:

Ranco

The Guardian:

Ranco