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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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

8

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Lario

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Harry Derham

Plumpton maiden winner for Anthony Charlton; third in both races for this yard, closely matched with Cannock Park on Newbury form (good to soft) and then unable to lay a glove on Secret Squirrel at Taunton (soft); he's not weighted to reverse those latter placings and Paul O'Brien has got off him; tongue-tie added.

25/1

11th

8

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Lario

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Harry Derham

Plumpton maiden winner for Anthony Charlton; third in both races for this yard, closely matched with Cannock Park on Newbury form (good to soft) and then unable to lay a glove on Secret Squirrel at Taunton (soft); he's not weighted to reverse those latter placings and Paul O'Brien has got off him; tongue-tie added.

25/1

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:33 Taunton

Lario

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Won Plumpton maiden (2m, soft) for Anthony Charlton in February, his second hurdling start, and was creditable third in useful race at Newbury (2m, good to soft) for new stable last month; must be considered.

11/4

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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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

3

(6)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

HMS President

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

always behind, switched to centre after 4f

9/1

11th

3

(6)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

HMS President

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

always behind, switched to centre after 4f, dropped to last over 3f out

9/1

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

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Koenigsstern

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Four wins in German Flat races and two wins in British points; consistent results (4433) over hurdles for new yard and ties in with Donnacha on Warwick running two starts ago; possibilities.

13/2

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

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:25 Warwick

Onewayortother

11st 3lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Won his sole bumper but he's 0-5 over hurdles and didn't finish closer than 15l to a winner in that sphere; has had wind surgery and now makes his handicap/chase debut but he needs a major upturn in form; cheekpieces worn last time are removed.

9/2

3rd

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:25 Warwick

Onewayortother

11st 3lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Won his sole bumper but he's 0-5 over hurdles and didn't finish closer than 15l to a winner in that sphere; has had wind surgery and now makes his handicap/chase debut but he needs a major upturn in form; cheekpieces worn last time are removed.

9/2

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

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

18th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

14:13 Fontwell

Seaside Legend

11st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Did not progress after promising bumper debut for Paul Nicholls in autumn 2022 but bettered low-key stable/hurdle debut when making steady late headway for fifth at Plumpton (2m, soft) last month, and has each-way claims at least here.

11/2

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

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

17th Jul 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Inigo

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary & Josh Moore

took keen hold

9/2

8

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell

Inigo

10st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Won a French bumper in 2021 and was very much in contention before falling at the third-last flight on handicap hurdle debut at Kempton (2m, good; 7-1); impossible to rule out.

12/1

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

10th

12

16th May 2024

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

14:30 Salisbury

Military Tycoon

8st 9lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from 3f out

20/1

10th

12

16th May 2024

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

14:30 Salisbury

Military Tycoon

8st 9lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from 3f out

20/1

7

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Military Tycoon

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Useful stayer on the Flat (RPR 81); modest over hurdles thus far but it would be surprising if he couldn't fare better now handicapping at a low level.

9/2

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

13

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Kempton

Celtic Orla

10st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

Unpromising debut (beaten long way) in 2m maiden hurdle at Plumpton last month; best watched.

100/1

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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Verdict Starting price

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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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

16

(14)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Dancing Master

10st 4lb

J: Miss Clodagh Horrigan

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield on outer

50/1

15th

16

(14)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Dancing Master

10st 4lb

J: Miss Clodagh Horrigan

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield on outer

50/1

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

13:55 Plumpton

Dancing Master

11st 6lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, slow jump and reminders 2nd, lost touch 4th, pulled up before 3 out

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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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

12

(6)

22nd Jul 2024

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

20:50 Windsor

On The Nose

9st 1lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Adam West

took keen hold, midfield

14/1

6th

5

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:00 Newton Abbot

On The Nose

11st 6lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Low-grade Flat winner at 1m in April; debatable what she achieved behind a 1-9f when a 66-1 second in a Fontwell maiden a month ago (2m3f, good); this should reveal more on handicap debut.

14/1

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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