February 12 / 15.15 Plumpton

15.15

Soft

Structured Communications Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 1m 7f 195y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Structured Communications Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.20
  • Place: £1.80

Form: U

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won final start in Germany (1m3f, good) in August 2022; not seen again until hampered and unseating at the first on British/hurdle debut at Sedgefield in December (4-1); up against it after that; Harry Cobden 2-6 for trainer.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Lario

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Charlton

prominent

9/1

0

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:25 Sedgefield

Lario

11st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Anthony Charlton

1m3f good-ground Flat winner in Germany in August 2022; hasn't been seen since (has been gelded) and market should guide on hurdle/British debut.

6/1

4/11

  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Smart Flat handicapper who got up close home in a valuable 1m6f Newmarket event (soft) last May and later ran a huge race when runner-up at Royal Ascot (1m4f); well below best when last seen in August and goes hurdling relatively late in life but he stands out in terms of ability.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

HMS President

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

prominent

4/11

22th

12

(17)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

HMS President

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Mostly highly competitive last term and has surged to new heights this season; won a valuable 16-runner race at Newmarket (1m6f, soft) in May and beaten a neck at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) nine weeks ago; raised another 5lb but needs respect.

16/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 443

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Four Flat wins in Germany at up to 1m7f, most recently in 2021, then went pointing last winter, winning both completed starts; now making a go of his latest career switch to hurdles, doing well when a close third in a 2m Warwick handicap (soft) last month; good place claims at least.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Koenigsstern

11st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

led, bad mistake last (usual 4 out)

5/1

3rd

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Warwick

Koenigsstern

11st 1lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Has an unusual profile, beginning his career on the Flat in Germany (wins at 10.5f-1m7f) before scoring twice in points (good to soft/soft) early in 2023; promise on both his starts in novice hurdles, losing two places late on when fourth of 13 at Plumpton (2m4f) on second of them; interesting candidate back at 2m on handicap debut.

9/1

4th

9

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:40 Plumpton

Koenigsstern

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

prominent

14/1

Form: /P-350 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Won Kempton bumper in early 2022; disappointing hurdle debut later that year and although he fared much better behind a smart one at Newbury (2m, good to soft) in November he's back-tracked twice since; risky in first-time cheekpieces.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Onewayortother

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

pressed leader

10/1

10th

9

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Onewayortother

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Kempton bumper winner in 2022; very respectable third in Newbury maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) on seasonal debut in November, but backward step last month and others have more pressing claims.

10/1

5th

12

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Onewayortother

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Bumper winner (2m, good to soft) who was pulled up on hurdle debut at Lingfield last November but returned from a year off to finish third behind a Nicky Henderson hotpot at Newbury (2m, good to soft) last month; has claims on the back of that performance.

11/2

Form: 24-95

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not go on from encouraging second on bumper debut for Paul Nicholls in two runs at that level after and was beaten a long way on hurdle debut for new yard at Fontwell in January; likely one for another day.
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5th

9

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Seaside Legend

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

towards rear, hampered 1st

25/1

5th

5

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:12 Fontwell

Seaside Legend

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

held up in rear, not fluent 5th, no impression from 4 out

5/1

9th

6

14th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

12:10 Lingfield

Seaside Legend

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Had two wind surgeries, the first before a reasonably encouraging Hereford debut 12 months ago and then again after bleeding from the nose in February; looked raw last season and no surprise if he comes on plenty.

11/4

66/1

Form: 31/3-7

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
AW bumper winner at 1m4f in France; fair bumper third on British debut in May 2022 and highly tried in Flat maidens that summer; raced freely and found little on hurdle debut at Huntingdon on recent return from absence; likely to need another run or two.
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7th

5

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:20 Plumpton

Inigo

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Lightly raced since French AW bumper win in 2021 and showed only minor promise on his two hurdling starts this year, the latter over C&D (soft) a fortnight ago; improvement required.

14/1

6th

4

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Inigo

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

held up in rear

66/1

7th

7

25th Jan 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:25 Huntingdon

Inigo

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, towards rear

33/1

Form: 9

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Comes into this on his best Flat form, such as a 1m6f win at Salisbury (soft) in October, but his hurdle debut for this yard at Wincanton (4-1) last month wasn't encouraging for the immediate future; handicaps may well provide richer pickings later.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Military Tycoon

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

steady headway 2 out (usual 5 out)

10/1

Form: 95

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Big prices and not yet made any impression in novice company over C&D and at Huntingdon.
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8th

5

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Je Suis Sacre

11st 7lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

towards rear, hampered 1st

150/1

5th

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:20 Huntingdon

Je Suis Sacre

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Unpromising debut (always behind, well beaten) in similar event at Plumpton last month; best watched.

66/1

9th

8

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

12:40 Plumpton

Je Suis Sacre

11st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

always behind

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second foal; dam 7f-1m2f AW winner (RPR 66), half-sister to French/German 7.5f-1m winner Dark Road; unlikely newcomer.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

12

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Celtic Orla

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

held up in rear

150/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0/PP-7

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest form so far, in a bumper and when completing just once in three hurdle starts at about 2m (hood fitted latest, retained today); has a lot of work to do.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Freddy Boy

11st 7lb

J: James Martin

T: David Bridgwater

held up in last, always behind

150/1

7th

2

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:23 Uttoxeter

Freddy Boy

11st 8lb

J: James Martin

T: David Bridgwater

Tailed off in his sole bumper in March 2022 and was pulled up in both hurdle runs (2m, soft) last season; hood is now added on his comeback after 383 days off.

66/1

Form: P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
AW winner in 2021 who is 0-22 on turf; struggling from some way out on recent hurdle debut at Newbury before being pulled up (300-1; tongue-tie left off, refitted today); best watched for now.
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5th

8

(8)

26th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dancing Master

9st 11lb

J: Miss Clodagh Horrigan

T: Neil Mulholland

His sole win came over 2m here in 2021 and he's struggled at massive prices in two hurdle runs for his current yard; had form at this sort of trip in Jersey last summer but he has a tough draw back on the Flat and is 4lb out of the weights; probably best watched.

14/1

11th

1

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Dancing Master

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield, bumped and lost ground 1st

100/1

4

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:25 Newbury

Dancing Master

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Only 1-27 on Flat, the win gained in 2021; trained in Jersey since April 2022; brings limited potential to stable/hurdles debut.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sole Flat win in 1m2f Brighton handicap (good to firm; acts on good to soft) in 2022; out of sorts in 2023 and returns to Adam West with lots to prove on hurdle debut.
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10

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield

On The Nose

10st 13lb

J: James Davies

T: Adam West

1m2f winner in 2022 before losing his way; made an inauspicious start to hurdling career when unseating at the second flight having slowed up dramatically (did the same at the first).

200/1

10

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

On The Nose

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

midfield, slowed dramatically and hampered rivals 1st, unseated when slowed dramatically and bad mistake 2nd

100/1

7th

9

(7)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:55 Brighton

On The Nose

8st 12lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Mark Hoad

led, headed when switched to near side over 3f out, weakened quickly 2f out

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £18.40
Straight Forecast £13.71
Trifecta £53.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

HMS President

RP RATINGS:

Koenigsstern

WEST COUNTRY:

Je Suis Sacre

TOPSPEED:

Koenigsstern

The Guardian:

Koenigsstern

The Star:

Koenigsstern

POSTDATA:

HMS President

The Times:

HMS President

Telegraph:

HMS President

Daily Mail:

HMS President

D Express:

HMS President

Daily Mirror:

HMS President

The Sun:

HMS President

Daily Record:

HMS President