October 06 / 16.07 Fontwell

16.07

Good

Broadsword Assured Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 2m 1f 162y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
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Broadsword Assured Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25

Form: 0F64-4

Last run: 60 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Won an Irish maiden hurdle just over 12 months ago with Tony Martin and did well in a couple of handicaps on his final starts for that yard; every chance if he can continue the good work for new connections.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Brookie

11st 5lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 4 out

11/2

1st

1

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Brookie

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

midfield, headway 4 out, pushed along when mistake 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, kept on well run-in, all out

5/1

10th

3

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:05 Newbury

Brookie

11st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

towards rear

4/1

Form: 52-312 CD BF

Last run: 141 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Beat four rivals in this two years ago off a stone higher mark; not quite the same force as back then but was running well when last seen in the spring and likely to go well on his first run for Chris Gordon; likes to lead.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Small Bad Bob

10st 11lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

disputed lead, outpaced and lost position after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

5/1

1st

8

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

16:15 Plumpton

Small Bad Bob

10st 8lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Won over fences here for Paul Henderson in May and probably bumped into an improver when second over hurdles at Fontwell (2m1f, good) on recent stable debut; remains on a good mark; high on the list.

11/2

2nd

4

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

16:07 Fontwell

Small Bad Bob

10st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Beat four rivals in this two years ago off a stone higher mark; not quite the same force as back then but was running well when last seen in the spring and likely to go well on his first run for Chris Gordon; likes to lead.

13/8

Form: 52216- C

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who repelled a subsequent winner in a Plumpton maiden in February and wasn't disgraced in a Class 2 handicap at Sandown in April (soft); seems to enjoy this drier ground and he's won after a break in the past.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

12

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Tapley

10st 3lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, pressed leader 3 out, led going best home turn

12/1

4th

9

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

14:15 Newbury

Tapley

10st 6lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

Back on song with handicap win at Kempton (2m, good) last month and fair third there (2m, good to soft) on Monday; however, this is a much tougher assignment and others are preferred.

33/1

3rd

4

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Tapley

11st 4lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 3 out, outpaced 2 out, mistake last, no extra run-in

7/1

Form: 512113 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Won three times on good ground at Newton Abbot during the summer; dropped his guard when a remote third at Stratford but still on a fair mark if bouncing back from that.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(7)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Clearance

9st 10lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Michael Blake

dwelt start, in rear

33/1

4th

3

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

16:07 Fontwell

Clearance

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Michael Blake

Won three times on good ground at Newton Abbot during the summer; dropped his guard when a remote third at Stratford but still on a fair mark if bouncing back from that.

10/1

3rd

1

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:15 Stratford

Clearance

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Michael Blake

prominent, dropped to last when outpaced after 2 out, no chance but kept on run-in, went third again final strides

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £5.50
Straight Forecast £5.56
Trifecta £8.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Small Bad Bob

TOPSPEED:

Brookie

The Times:

Tapley

POSTDATA:

Clearance

WEST COUNTRY:

Brookie

The Guardian:

Brookie

The Star:

Tapley

RP RATINGS:

Small Bad Bob

Telegraph:

Small Bad Bob

Daily Mail:

Small Bad Bob

D Express:

Small Bad Bob

Daily Mirror:

Small Bad Bob

The Sun:

Small Bad Bob

Daily Record:

Small Bad Bob