December 19 / 15.20 Wincanton

15.20

Soft

Trustatrader You Can Trust Our Traders Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Trustatrader You Can Trust Our Traders Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 11 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Well backed before making winning rules debut over C&D (soft) in October and did not need to improve to follow up in weak race at Chepstow (2m, soft; won easily) last month; should have more to offer in handicaps and commands respect.
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2nd

3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 2

14:35 Exeter

Lowrys Bar

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Made it 4-4 over hurdles when winning at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last month, which was his second small-field handicap victory; has achieved a strong level of form; leading claims under double penalty now back in a novice.

6/4

1st

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

15:10 Chepstow

Lowrys Bar

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Made promising Irish point debut just under a year ago and is 3-3 under rules this season (all on soft ground), including a 2m course win in November and last month's handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f); promises to be very well suited by today's longer trip and commands respect.

15/8

2/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 12-2

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Won one of his two races as a juvenile last term and was clear second to a next-time-out winner on handicap debut at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in October; raised 5lb for that but has plenty of scope for further progress.
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2nd

4

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:20 Wincanton

Javert Allen

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won one of his two races as a juvenile last term and was clear second to a next-time-out winner on handicap debut at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in October; raised 5lb for that but has plenty of scope for further progress.

2/1

2nd

4

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

17:41 Ludlow

Javert Allen

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Beat three rivals to make winning debut in junior hurdle at Bangor (2m, soft) last November and was second to useful rival in similar race over C&D (soft) in January; makes handicap debut after 293-day absence but should have more to offer this season.

6/1

Form: 1-2852

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles this autumn but got career back on track with good second on handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) a week ago; today's race looks more competitive but the less-testing ground will also suit and he remains lightly raced.
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4th

1

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Out Of Focus

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Bumper winner who made the frame in handicap hurdles off marginally higher marks; bred to make a chaser and it was a respectable first attempt at Hereford (soft) when shaping as though 2m was too sharp now; respected.

7/2

4th

1

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Out Of Focus

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Bumper winner who made the frame in handicap hurdles off marginally higher marks; bred to make a chaser and it was a respectable first attempt at Hereford (soft) when shaping as though 2m was too sharp now; respected.

7/2

4th

1

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Out Of Focus

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Bumper winner who made the frame in handicaps over hurdles off marginally higher marks; bred to make a chaser and conditions won't faze him.

9/2

Form: 1829/2 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Very useful Flat-racer who won two juvenile hurdles for Philip Kirby in 2021; beaten in a match on recent stable debut, after a long absence, but appeared to run well and could still have untapped potential over hurdles.
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11th

16

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Skycutter

11st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Useful Flat form (best RPR 102) and has been going the right way over hurdles for this yard, albeit taking time to pick up when a keeping-on third in a competitive Kelso hurdle (2m, good to soft) last time; effective on more testing ground and a strong pace will suit, so should improve further.

9/1

11th

16

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Skycutter

11st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Useful Flat form (best RPR 102) and has been going the right way over hurdles for this yard, albeit taking time to pick up when a keeping-on third in a competitive Kelso hurdle (2m, good to soft) last time; effective on more testing ground and a strong pace will suit, so should improve further.

9/1

3rd

16

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Skycutter

10st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Won by 5l under Tristan Durrell at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) last time on his third run for Dan Skelton; on that evidence a 6lb rise isn't harsh and his useful Flat form also provides optimism he remains well treated off his current hurdle mark; has also won n good/good to soft; firmly in calculations.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 657/1-

Last run: 448 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Looked promising in bumpers in 2021-22 season and was not disgraced in Grade 2 novice on hurdling debut in February of that campaign; seen only once last term, winning easily at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) 15 months ago, but remains unexposed and can evidently go well when fresh.
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1st

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:42 Hereford

Legionar

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Harriet Dickin

led narrowly, headed after 2 out, rallied and led again last, ridden out

4/1

1st

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:42 Hereford

Legionar

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Harriet Dickin

Held on by a neck under Harry Cobden at Ludlow (2m5f, soft; off 3lb lower) this month on debut for new stable, taking hurdles record to 2-5; may have more to offer and is one for the shortlist.

4/1

1st

3

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Legionar

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Harriet Dickin

Very promising in bumpers for Milton Harris in 2021-22 season and readily won Sedgefield novice hurdle (2m4f, good) by 10l in September 2022; not seen again until two lesser efforts for Anthony Charlton this winter and has something to prove on this stable debut but the booking of Harry Cobden catches the eye.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £6.80
Straight Forecast £7.52
Trifecta £14.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Javert Allen

WEST COUNTRY:

Lowry's Bar

Telegraph:

Lowry's Bar

Daily Mirror:

Lowry's Bar

The Star:

Lowry's Bar

RP RATINGS:

Javert Allen

TOPSPEED:

Javert Allen

POSTDATA:

Javert Allen

The Times:

Javert Allen

The Guardian:

Javert Allen

Daily Mail:

Javert Allen

D Express:

Javert Allen

The Sun:

Javert Allen

Daily Record:

Javert Allen