October 17 / 17.00 Huntingdon

17.00

Good

Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 1m 7f 171y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 221191 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Generally in very good form this season and appreciated the return to quicker conditions when scoring narrowly at Ludlow last week; beat a frustrating sort there but he escapes a penalty.
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0

2

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:55 Cheltenham

Enthused

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

The only of these with a Flat background and he's taken well to hurdling, progressing at a rate of knots in handicaps on his favoured good ground; it's difficult to gauge how far the momentum gathered in shallower waters might take him but he was never better than last time at Huntingdon.

20/1

1st

2

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:00 Huntingdon

Enthused

11st 13lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

raced in second, pressed leader 3 out, pushed along to lead before 2 out, good jump last, went clear run-in, readily

5/2

15/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 7168-6 D

Last run: 146 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Has been coming up well short in some strong middle-distance handicaps on the Flat this summer; hasn't progressed as hoped over hurdles since his Newbury win earlier this year and went down by 7l on his handicap debut; cheekpieces may improve matters.
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4th

9

(4)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Postmark

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Anthony Charlton

led, headed and raced in second after 2f

14/1

3rd

3

(2)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Postmark

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Anthony Charlton

The handicapper was in command on the Flat this summer and although his latest hurdle second (October) was respectable, he will need to raise his game to win here.

14/1

2nd

4

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:00 Huntingdon

Postmark

11st 9lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

in touch with leaders, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, no match for winner

15/2

Form: 372-23 D BF

Last run: 159 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Bumped into a well-backed improver when clear second on handicap debut at Warwick (2m, good) and his run ten days later may have come too soon, though again he ran well (in a first-time hood, which is now discarded); could do with settling better but has races in him off this 3lb higher mark.
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1st

10

25th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:13 Huntingdon

Parc DAmour

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Kim Bailey

Bumper winner who has made the frame on six of his seven hurdling starts, most recently when clear second to well-treated rival at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) this month; doesn't help himself by tending to race too freely but ought to be right in the thick of things again.

9/2

2nd

3

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:37 Plumpton

Parc DAmour

11st 5lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Bumper winner who has made the frame on five of his six hurdling starts, most recently when third in Huntingdon handicap (2m, good; also handles soft) last month; doesn't help himself by tending to race too freely but ought to give another good account; tongue-tie added.

13/2

3rd

3

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:00 Huntingdon

Parc DAmour

11st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Kim Bailey

took keen hold, held up in last, mistake 2nd, smooth headway before 3 out, not fluent on outer 2 out, pushed along and not fluent approaching last, kept on but no impression run-in

7/2

Form: 133-5U BF

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Juvenile hurdle winner and won on the Flat this June; beaten under 8l when fifth on his return to hurdling (under Isabelle Ryder) and went well for a long way before unseating on chase debut latest; he's a possible.
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3rd

1

(2)

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Graffiti

9st 9lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Gary Brown

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

4/1

2nd

3

(8)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Graffiti

9st 10lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Gary Brown

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

10/1

7th

1

(4)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

15:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Graffiti

10st 2lb

J: Oliver Timms

T: Gary Brown

slowly away, towards rear

9/4

Form: 3343F-

Last run: 172 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Can race keenly over hurdles and he also jumped moderately before falling late on (held at the time) at Southwell in April (2m, good to soft); ran no more than okay on the Flat 13 days ago after a break.
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5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Aristobulus

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Made all in small-field novice handicap hurdle at Southwell (2m4f, heavy; comfortably off 6lb lower) four weeks ago, adding to his Flat wins; possibilities provided he's just as effective over fences; tongue-tie applied.

4/1

1st

6

28th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:40 Southwell

Aristobulus

10st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

made all, going best before 2 out, ridden and hung left approaching last, kept on well run-in, eased towards finish, comfortably

20/1

4th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:00 Huntingdon

Aristobulus

10st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

set good pace, pushed along after 3 out, headed before 2 out, pecked on landing 2 out, weakened run-in

12/1

Form: -51354 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Good strike-rate of 6-18 over hurdles for Milton Harris; poor last time but only 1lb above the last mark he defied and interesting to see what Dan Skelton can do with him.
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6th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:00 Huntingdon

Appreciate

11st 7lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

towards rear, outpaced and lost touch after 3 out, tailed off

7/2

4th

4

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Appreciate

11st 4lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

6-17 over hurdles, the latest win gained at Cartmel (2m1f, good) in May; very respectable fifth off today's career-high mark in competitive race at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in July; probably won't be far away.

7/1

5th

3

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Appreciate

11st 13lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Has very good 6-16 strike-rate over hurdles, the latest win gained at Cartmel (2m1f, good) in May; current mark probably requires a career-best effort but he could plausibly have untapped potential over this trip.

9/1

Non-runners

John Betjeman

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £11.90
Straight Forecast £12.73
Trifecta £25.10

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Enthused

SPOTLIGHT:

Parc D'Amour

The Star:

Appreciate

The Guardian:

Parc D'Amour

D Express:

Parc D'Amour

Daily Mirror:

Parc D'Amour

TOPSPEED:

Enthused

POSTDATA:

Enthused

The Times:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mail:

Enthused

The Sun:

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Daily Record:

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