September 24 / 15.10 Plumpton

15.10

Good To Soft

Half Moon Plumpton Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 114y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Half Moon Plumpton Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 576-9

Last run: 121 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced mare whose struggles for Sheila Lewis included a poor handicap run when hooded; however, Fergal O'Brien is very capable of turning new recruits around and she needs checking in the betting.
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4th

6

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Aviewofthestars

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stella Barclay

Struck form and won two handicaps (2m4f/2m) for Fergal O'Brien last autumn; below that form on stable debut in November but the heavy ground may not have suited that day and, after only seven hurdling starts, she's not yet fully exposed.

6/1

Form: P47-81

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Sound surface seemed to help when a battling winner at Fontwell (2m5f, good) after racing enthusiastically; only 3lb higher with Dylan Whelan again on board; hard to rule out.
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13th

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Rebel Intentions

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Dual hurdle winner at up to 2m5f, including on soft; 2lb lower than when beaten under 2l into third at Ascot (3m, good) last November; below par since then but could be revived down in grade.

12/1

13th

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Rebel Intentions

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Dual hurdle winner at up to 2m5f, including on soft; 2lb lower than when beaten under 2l into third at Ascot (3m, good) last November; below par since then but could be revived down in grade.

12/1

5th

6

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Rebel Intentions

11st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Doubled hurdling tally with 2m3f course win in November (soft ground) and bettered that performance when close third over an extended 3m here (good) later that month; good claims if judged on that evidence but his next two runs were lacklustre (hurdle/chase) and he now has a point to prove.

9/1

Form: -34122 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Won only narrowly at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) in June and has just come up short since then; mark continues to edge up and one or two others might be better in.
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2nd

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:00 Market Rasen

Pollypockett

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

C&D winner in June off 8lb lower and hasn't been far away in her three subsequent runs (all on good); thereabouts if a layoff doesn't hold her back.

7/2

2nd

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:00 Market Rasen

Pollypockett

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

C&D winner in June off 8lb lower and hasn't been far away in her three subsequent runs (all on good); thereabouts if a layoff doesn't hold her back.

7/2

3rd

9

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Pollypockett

10st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Won only narrowly at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) in June and has just come up short since then; mark continues to edge up and one or two others might be better in.

9/2

Form: P7-523 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Twice placed during July at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft), a course he always runs well; does have form elsewhere and has won over this longer trip, so brings fairly solid credentials.
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0

5

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

14:35 Ludlow

Ten Past Midnight

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Four-time hurdle winner (2m-2m4f); ran quite well when fourth at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in September and probably didn't get the trip when below that form over 3m last month, but his sole chasing attempt in 2022 did not go well (jumped poorly, pulled up).

11/2

6th

7

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Ten Past Midnight

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Four-time hurdle winner at up to 2m4f; good effort when fourth of 12 at Southwell (2m4f, good) three weeks ago and is suited by slow ground but today's test may tax his stamina; refitted cheekpieces replace visor.

7/1

4th

8

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Ten Past Midnight

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Twice placed during July at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft), a course he always runs well; does have form elsewhere and has won over this longer trip, so brings fairly solid credentials.

8/1

Form: 9/6-7P

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
0-7 and has shown no form this season in various headgear; has too much to prove.
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11

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

She Has Notions

10st 4lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Hasn't had a lot of chances but he was well beaten on his recent chase debut over 2m at Hereford and no real reason to expect improvement for the return to 2m4f.

25/1

5th

12

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

She Has Notions

10st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

One of his better efforts when beaten about 13l in a handicap hurdle here most recently when partnered by Harry Atkins; however, he's inconsistent and this is his first time over fences.

33/1

5th

11

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

She Has Notions

10st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Ran respectably when 40-1 fifth at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in September but he's an inconsistent maiden and was pulled up at Stratford next time; 3lb out of the weights here and others are more convincing.

10/1

12/1

Form: 3-7418 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
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.
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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: /262-0

Last run: 146 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Maiden over hurdles (0-9) but placed a good few times, including this race 12 months ago off the same mark; returns to this scene after a number of competitive efforts in staying Flat handicaps; considered.
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4th

7

(1)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 4

17:10 Ascot

Cherry Cola

9st 2lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Sheena West

towards rear

12/1

4th

7

(1)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 4

17:10 Ascot

Cherry Cola

9st 2lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Sheena West

towards rear

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8692-1 D

Last run: 135 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Ran well when second over C&D in April and the following month only had to be pushed out to collect at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft); 9lb higher for this but he's only a 5yo and probably progressive.
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4th

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Proper Twelve

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, prominent from 3rd, weakened after 3 out

2/1

4th

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Proper Twelve

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Winning hurdler who was runner-up in his first two chases at about 2m3f (beaten 20l and just under 4l) before his early fall at Taunton when stepped up to 2m7f; there could be improvement lurking over this far; off since November.

2/1

0

8

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Proper Twelve

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

No match for easy winner when second of four on last month's chasing debut but probably bettered that performance when second at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) 24 days ago; contender if suited by today's longer trip.

6/1

Form: F7P67-

Last run: 168 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Longstanding maiden; didn't run badly here in April (final run) but being 10lb out of the weights looks a major stumbling block.
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7th

15

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

12:35 Lingfield

Shiroccos Delight

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anna Newton-Smith

20-race maiden; only two of those were over fences (including latest) but he's very hard to fancy from 10lb out of the weights proper.

100/1

8th

11

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

13:37 Plumpton

Shiroccos Delight

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Anna Newton-Smith

19-race maiden who was pulled upon chasing debut last December and hasn't shown a great deal over hurdles since; 5lb out of the weights; not the obvious answer.

50/1

Form: /5PP-2

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Ex-French 5yo who remains unexposed; easily his best run for this yard was after a break at Fontwell two weeks ago (2m3f, good) when he remained on the scene despite racing freely up front; considered off an untouched mark.
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7th

1

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Icare Grandchamp

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Gary Moore

Mixed form over hurdles in Britain and well beaten latest; however, he was second of four at Fontwell two starts ago and perhaps the switch to fences will help this 5yo tap back into the promise he showed over hurdles in France in March 2022; Gary Moore has won two of the last three runnings.

7/1

10th

1

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Icare Grandchamp

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Ex-French 5yo who remains unexposed; easily his best run for this yard was after a break at Fontwell two weeks ago (2m3f, good) when he remained on the scene despite racing freely up front; considered off an untouched mark.

9/2

2nd

4

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

15:38 Fontwell

Icare Grandchamp

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Ex-French 5yo who is unexposed after only five starts; not seen since pulled up in two Lingfield handicaps (2m3f/2m) towards end of 2022 and unraced on ground quicker than good to soft (twice withdrawn with good deemed unsuitable); leap of faith required to support him here.

13/2

66/1

Form: 089-59 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Record of 2-47, though both wins did at least come over hurdles; quiet under both codes this year and he's well out of the weights.
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0

14

3rd Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell

Ulysses

10st 2lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Derek Shaw

towards rear, outpaced 6th, brief headway 9th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

50/1

11th

12

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Ulysses

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Record of 2-47, though both wins did at least come over hurdles; quiet under both codes this year and he's well out of the weights.

66/1

11th

13

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Ulysses

9st 0lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Derek Shaw

Both of his wins were over hurdles, along with vast majority of his races; no significant impact on the Flat in recent years.

50/1

Form: 8/3419 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Ground it out at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in July on his third run back from a long absence and it could be that Cartmel never suited a month ago; only 4lb higher than for that recent win, but others may have more up their sleeves.
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0

3

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Huntingdon

Sir Canford

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Kept on resolutely to open hurdling account at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in July, his third start for Richard Newland; only 1lb higher now but form has dipped alarmingly since; headgear switched in bid to perk him up.

20/1

0

4

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Sir Canford

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

Ground it out at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in July on his third run back from a long absence and it could be that Cartmel never suited a month ago; only 4lb higher than for that recent win, but others may have more up their sleeves.

10/1

9th

1

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

15:30 Cartmel

Sir Canford

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

Third start back from a long absence when scoring over 2m4f at Uttoxeter last month; form of that race might be suspect but he may well be capable of better and he's only 4lb higher; acts on soft and in the shake-up.

10/1

Non-runners

Systemic

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast £51.92
Tricast £302.85

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Ten Past Midnight

Telegraph:

Proper Twelve

RP RATINGS:

Rebel Intentions

The Times:

Icare Grandchamp

SPOTLIGHT:

Cherry Cola

Daily Record:

Pollypockett

The Sun:

Proper Twelve

Daily Mirror:

Rebel Intentions

D Express:

Icare Grandchamp

WEST COUNTRY:

Ten Past Midnight

The Star:

Ten Past Midnight

POSTDATA:

Cherry Cola