November 12 / 14.50 Sandown

14.50

Soft

Sri Lanka – The Jewel Of Asia Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Two Mile Hurdle Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 1m 7f 216y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Sri Lanka – The Jewel Of Asia Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Two Mile Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4123-3 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Fit off the Flat when 5l third at Plumpton three weeks ago (2m, good to soft; fine on softer), finishing close up behind runner-up Kaleb; that's not the only piece of form he has that entitles him to each-way consideration.
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18

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Arqoob

10st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Represents an in-form trainer-jockey partnership and wasn't beaten far when eighth of 15 at Cheltenham ten days ago; goes well here (Flat and jumps) and ties in closely with Bad on their placed efforts at Ascot in February; has each-way possibilities in first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

18

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Arqoob

10st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Represents an in-form trainer-jockey partnership and wasn't beaten far when eighth of 15 at Cheltenham ten days ago; goes well here (Flat and jumps) and ties in closely with Bad on their placed efforts at Ascot in February; has each-way possibilities in first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

8th

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Arqoob

10st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 2U07-2 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Made a solid start over hurdles last season and kept digging to finish second in a 2m handicap at Plumpton 20 days ago (2m, good to soft); could be sharper this time and a stiffer stamina test here won't faze him.
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2nd

1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Kaleb

12st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Seems to have developed a tendency to race lazily but is well handicapped on some of his placed form in stronger races than this last year and would probably have finished second in first-time blinkers at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in February but for a last-flight fall; cheekpieces back on today.

7/1

2nd

1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Kaleb

12st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Seems to have developed a tendency to race lazily but is well handicapped on some of his placed form in stronger races than this last year and would probably have finished second in first-time blinkers at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in February but for a last-flight fall; cheekpieces back on today.

7/1

1

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Kaleb

12st 1lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Amy Murphy

in touch with leaders, went third 5th, outpaced and lost position before 3 out, soon ridden and rallied

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £6.50

Form: 34/18- D

Last run: 338 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Will need to run better than he did at Cheltenham last December when last seen but he was nicely on top at the finish off just 2lb lower at Warwick the time before and that wasn't his first win when fresh; has something to prove on ground this soft but interesting otherwise.
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5th

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Iontach Cheval

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in rear, mistake 6th, outpaced with one circuit to go, reminders 8th, weakened 2 out

20/1

0

3

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Iontach Cheval

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Alastair Ralph

Back below the mark of November's Warwick success (2m) and will be happiest should conditions remain quicker than soft; never a factor at Doncaster latest but reckoned by connections to need today's trip now.

20/1

9th

5

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Iontach Cheval

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Won at Warwick (2m, good to soft) last November on second handicap start and respectable third at Sandown (2m, soft) last month when back from an absence; could build on that latest performance now back on better ground and he's firmly in calculations.

15/2

Form: 5/155- CD

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Exploited his reduced mark at Leicester last November when 2lb lower (1m7f, good to soft; has won on heavy) and wasn't far off that form when fifth at Newbury last time; record when fresh further heightens interest but he's by some way the oldest of these.
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1

15th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Totterdown

12st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

13yo who bounced back with a front-running win at Huntingdon (2m, soft) in March; back up 5lb in the weights but he forged clear from an odds-on rival last time and remains very well treated on his old form; could make another bold bid.

8/1

1

15th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Totterdown

12st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

13yo who bounced back with a front-running win at Huntingdon (2m, soft) in March; back up 5lb in the weights but he forged clear from an odds-on rival last time and remains very well treated on his old form; could make another bold bid.

8/1

1st

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:52 Huntingdon

Totterdown

12st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Veteran; fair fourth at Sandown in November (2m, soft) but rather disappointing since (hung and jumped right-handed before being pulled up at Chepstow last time); return to this right-handed track should suit; a bit to prove.

16/1

Form: /4712- D

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Nicely progressive last season when winning a Taunton novice before readily outpointed by the also penalised Iliko D'Olivate on return visit (again 2m on good to soft); fully entitled to give the winner more to think about here armed with a 7lb pull.
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3

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Aurigny Mill

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Looked one to follow when winning two in a row in December (1m7f/2m, heavy/good to soft) and this hold-up horse should have the race run to suit today; didn't run badly at Chepstow (2m, good) a fortnight ago, when back from a break, but needs a bigger performance here.

16/1

3

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Aurigny Mill

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Looked one to follow when winning two in a row in December (1m7f/2m, heavy/good to soft) and this hold-up horse should have the race run to suit today; didn't run badly at Chepstow (2m, good) a fortnight ago, when back from a break, but needs a bigger performance here.

16/1

4th

3

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

17:40 Chepstow

Aurigny Mill

11st 11lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Victor Dartnall

Well beaten in major handicap at Newbury in February but is back in calmer waters here and had looked progressive when winning his two previous races; unraced on ground quicker than good to soft but could still have a bigger run in him.

5/1

Form: 123- D BF

Last run: 262 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Useful Flat horse who won a Class 2 handicap over 1m6f on soft at Doncaster in September (twice below that level since); beaten off 2lb higher on his handicap hurdle debut in February (good) but entitled to improve on that form under these conditions, especially on only his fourth run over hurdles; has won a novice; interesting.
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8th

5

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Legendary Day

9st 6lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

midfield

10/1

8th

5

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Legendary Day

9st 6lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

midfield

10/1

6th

5

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

18:20 Ripon

Legendary Day

8st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

held up in rear

14/1

Form: 4U1F0-

Last run: 207 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Narrow winner at Doncaster last March off 4lb higher (2m3f, good) but he fell heavily mid-race next time and was below par on final run; has a Flat background and questionable how much improvement he has in him.
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7th

5

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Galahad Threepwood

11st 11lb

J: Maj Will Kellard

T: Ben Pauling

Edged home off 1lb lower at Doncaster last March (2m3f, good) but he suffered a heavy fall next time and hasn't got his mojo back in three subsequent starts; however, didn't run too badly last time at Huntingdon and cheekpieces could give him a lift.

12/1

Form: /16P3- D

Last run: 225 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Made all at Newbury on New Year's Eve (soft) but way too headstrong in Cheltenham Graded races afterwards; again took a keen hold at Stratford without the hood that he had been wearing but again he checked out quickly; headgear returns and he needs to settle if he's to give himself much of a chance to defy this high a mark on handicap debut.
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4th

3

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Jupiter Du Gite

11st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

led, soon clear

7/4

4th

3

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Jupiter Du Gite

11st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

led, soon clear

7/4

OUR TIP

Form: 124P1- D

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Reportedly has to go right-handed and both wins have come in novice events at Taunton (soft/good to soft), latterly at the expense of Aurigny Mill (by 5l); may need further progress to defy this mark on handicap debut and chasing is on the agenda according to the trainer's recent Stable Tour.
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0

2

12th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

14:50 Sandown

Iliko DOlivate

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Reportedly has to go right-handed and both wins have come in novice events at Taunton (soft/good to soft), latterly at the expense of Aurigny Mill (by 5l); may need further progress to defy this mark on handicap debut and chasing is on the agenda according to the trainer's recent Stable Tour.

4/1

1st

2

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Taunton

Iliko DOlivate

11st 10lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

made all, increased tempo from 5th, kept on well from 2 out, readily

2/1

1

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:30 Newbury

Iliko DOlivate

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Could do with settling better but he's still shown a consistent level of form in Britain and his defeats when penalised have come at top tracks; looks sure to be involved once more.

2/1

Form: 23195- D

Last run: 205 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Ex-Flat; fulfilled earlier promise when easily winning a Haydock maiden (1m7f, soft) last season before offering little in a couple of handicaps (Class 2/Class 4); could yet prove himself worth this sort of mark and he returns from wind surgery with his yard having winners.
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2nd

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Fourofakind

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Both wins have come on soft ground, the handicap over this trip at Hereford in February off 3lb lower; has hit the buffers on his last two starts, with blinkers doing nothing for him last time (joining the tongue-tie he had been wearing with cheekpieces); wears no equipment this time; others safer.

12/1

2nd

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Fourofakind

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Both wins have come on soft ground, the handicap over this trip at Hereford in February off 3lb lower; has hit the buffers on his last two starts, with blinkers doing nothing for him last time (joining the tongue-tie he had been wearing with cheekpieces); wears no equipment this time; others safer.

12/1

3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Fourofakind

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Derham

Second at Wincanton (1m7f) in January and won at Hereford (2m3f) in February; soundly beaten when merely sixth at Kelso three weeks ago but he's better than that and there's a headgear switch today; not ruled out.

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £27.30
Straight Forecast £26.87
Tricast £507.86
Trifecta £349.20

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Arqoob

WEST COUNTRY:

Iliko D'Olivate

SPOTLIGHT:

Legendary Day

D Express:

Aurigny Mill

LAMBOURN:

Fourofakind

Telegraph:

Totterdown

The Sun:

Iliko D'Olivate

The Star:

Iliko D'Olivate

Daily Mirror:

Legendary Day

Daily Record:

Legendary Day

TOPSPEED:

Arqoob

POSTDATA:

Arqoob

The Times:

Arqoob