September 24 / 15.45 Plumpton

15.45

Good To Soft

Friends & Family Remembering Norman Sharpe Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 1m 7f 195y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Friends & Family Remembering Norman Sharpe Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 52246-

Last run: 183 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Form dipped in his final two runs for a previous yard but has been runner-up on three occasions (in non-handicaps) and could be on a good mark if Chris Gordon can get him going again.
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7th

19

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Our Champ

10st 12lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Won his first two races for current yard, both on good ground; no further progress; chance partly depends on whether he's helped by two new factors, namely wind surgery and fitting of tongue-tie.

33/1

3rd

7

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Our Champ

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

prominent, disputed lead 3rd, lost position home turn

14/1

5th

4

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

14:15 Newbury

Our Champ

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Comfortable wins this autumn on first two starts for yard (2m, good), on second occasion in a competitive handicap at Cheltenham; must prove he can cope with the hike up the weights and he was soundly beaten at Ascot last time, but that was on soft going; not written off now back on better ground.

14/1

11/2

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 4-1142 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Won two good-ground handicaps in June and got back on track when second at Worcester, though was no match for the winner; looks vulnerable off her current mark.
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4th

5

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:50 Hereford

Hiconic

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Won two good-ground handicaps this summer and has continued to run well, especially last time at Plumpton behind the seriously progressive Our Champ; returns to a mares' race and this mark isn't beyond her.

10/1

2nd

5

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Hiconic

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Won two good-ground handicaps in June and got back on track when second at Worcester, though was no match for the winner; looks vulnerable off her current mark.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 142-86 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Won this three years ago; two standout efforts last season were his Kempton success and a near-miss in the Sussex Champion Hurdle back here (same mark); 2m5f was too far when disappointing at Newton Abbot 22 days ago; chance.
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7th

9

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

16:33 Chepstow

Get Back Get Back

11st 4lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Nearly won the Sussex Champion Hurdle earlier this year and another good run at Plumpton 19 days ago (2m, good); does seem to like tight tracks and dry ground, so this might not play to his strengths.

10/1

3rd

1

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Get Back Get Back

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Won this three years ago; two standout efforts last season were his Kempton success and a near-miss in the Sussex Champion Hurdle back here (same mark); 2m5f was too far when disappointing at Newton Abbot 22 days ago; chance.

7/1

6th

5

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:17 Newton Abbot

Get Back Get Back

10st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Clearcut winner at Kempton (2m, good to soft) in the autumn and bettered that performance when very close second in Sussex Champion Hurdle at Plumpton (2m, good) in April; only 1lb above that mark here but was below form on the Flat last time and has stamina to prove.

8/1

Form: 311043 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Hit the ground running for this yard with two wins in July (good/good to soft) and after a blip he's been back in good form the last twice; no reason why he shouldn't be in the thick of things.
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10th

6

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Call Me Rocky

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Largely consistent during his summer/autumn spell with Milton Harris, winning twice (2m/2m1f, good/good to soft); not written off but he was pulled up on last month's stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft).

20/1

0

8

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Call Me Rocky

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

led narrowly, hit and headed 4 out, soon weakened quickly, pulled up after 3 out

10/1

4th

4

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Call Me Rocky

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Hit the ground running for this yard with two wins in July (good/good to soft) and after a blip he's been back in good form the last twice; no reason why he shouldn't be in the thick of things.

7/2

Form: P21426 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Ex-Paul Nicholls; not far away in his first two chases for this yard but offered little the final time; quirky sort who might appreciate this return to hurdling but others are more intriguing.
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2nd

6

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

15:10 Huntingdon

Magistrato

11st 8lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

jumped left on occasions, took keen hold, pressed leader and went clear, led 8th, 7 lengths ahead 11th, went further clear from 12th, much reduced lead when jumped left and mistake 2 out, hung left and headed run-in, kept on

14/1

5th

6

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Magistrato

11st 2lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Ex-Paul Nicholls; not far away in his first two chases for this yard but offered little the final time; quirky sort who might appreciate this return to hurdling but others are more intriguing.

16/1

Form: 8-3313 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Bang there in her last three runs for Henry Oliver, all 2m handicaps on goodish ground; difficult to call her well handicapped but entitled to give her running once more.
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4th

1

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Pillar Of Steel

12st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

taken down early, held up in rear, headway before 3 out, briefly went second 2 out, weakened gradually run-in

4/1

6th

3

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Pillar Of Steel

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: James Evans

Bang there in her last three runs for Henry Oliver, all 2m handicaps on goodish ground; difficult to call her well handicapped but entitled to give her running once more.

3/1

3rd

4

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

15:18 Southwell

Pillar Of Steel

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Henry Oliver

Came good for Henry Oliver at third attempt, keeping on well to prevail against own sex at Stratford (2m, good to soft) last month; 5lb rise demands a bit more from her but the faster ground will also suit.

7/2

Form: 12952- CD

Last run: 153 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Ran poorly in his previous handicap but this course winner probably ran better than he ever has when second in a Kempton novice (2m, good) in April; off since but should be fairly treated.
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4th

11

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Alien Storm

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

A promising novice last season and began this campaign with two good efforts, latterly when sixth of 18 at Cheltenham (2m, good) in October; tries a new trip today and may still have a bigger run in him.

8/1

6th

9

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Alien Storm

10st 10lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

A promising novice last season and looked set to finish second before last-flight fall in Plumpton handicap (2m, good; race won by Our Champ) last month; not yet fully exposed; could have a say.

16/1

0

2

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Alien Storm

11st 13lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Ran poorly in his previous handicap but this course winner probably ran better than he ever has when second in a Kempton novice (2m, good) in April; off since but should be fairly treated.

7/2

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £16.50
Straight Forecast £17.25
Trifecta £92.90

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Alien Storm

TOPSPEED:

Call Me Rocky

POSTDATA:

Pillar Of Steel

SPOTLIGHT:

Our Champ

WEST COUNTRY:

Get Back Get Back

D Express:

Our Champ

Daily Mirror:

Alien Storm

The Sun:

Alien Storm

The Times:

Call Me Rocky

The Star:

Call Me Rocky

Telegraph:

Pillar Of Steel

Daily Record:

Pillar Of Steel