February 12 / 16.15 Plumpton

16.15

Soft

Mayo Wynne Baxter Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 4f 114y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Mayo Wynne Baxter Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 4-182

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Minor form but did it nicely when winning at Lingfield in November (2m, good to soft); didn't look ahead of his mark on handicap debut after but he made a hot favourite work when attempting to concede a penalty back in a novice here since (first-time cheekpiees, retained); now has to prove stamina upped to 2m4f.
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1st

6

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Colours On Canvas

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jim & Suzi Best

made all, increased tempo 9th, shaken up and went clear before 2 out, eased towards finish, unchallenged

9/2

2nd

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:50 Plumpton

Colours On Canvas

11st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Jim & Suzi Best

led, headed and pushed along after 3 out, ridden approaching last, kept on but no impression run-in

7/1

8th

4

7th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:55 Plumpton

Colours On Canvas

11st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Backed out of it only late on when fourth of 23 in a Naas maiden hurdle on yielding to soft last March; signs of inexperience but still won nicely on his British debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft); dangerously unexposed now sent into handicaps.

5/1

16/1

Form: 13-136 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Ended latest campaign with two wins from final three starts (2m3f, soft/2m4f, good); not in the same form since back from a layoff on Boxing Day but even the second run might have been needed; could do better today.
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2nd

4

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Sambezi

11st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Oliver Signy

pressed leader

16/1

3

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

Sambezi

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Soundly beaten last of three at Fontwell on Boxing Day but ran well for a long way on that first outing since last May; progressive last spring, with two wins (2m3f/2m4f, soft/good), and he's not discounted.

8/1

3rd

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

11:57 Fontwell

Sambezi

11st 7lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Oliver Signy

2-3 at Fontwell; absent since his easy success at Worcester (2m4f, good) in May; now 9lb higher but Cillin Leonard takes off a handy 5lb; serious player provided he returns in similar form.

5/2

Form: 57/1-5 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won bumper on good to soft; impressive when beating a useful rival on second hurdle start, at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) in September 2022, but not seen again until running well for a long way in a better race than this at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) before Christmas; might prefer less testing ground but if he's the same horse as he was 17 months ago then he has potential.
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3rd

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Legionar

11st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Anthony Charlton

towards rear, headway 8th

8/1

5th

2

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:20 Wincanton

Legionar

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

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.

6/1

Form: 1F-P32 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Had some quite useful form at about 2m4f in Ireland; not clear how much of that ability remains after some point and hunter chase runs but he has run two fair races in 2m and 2m4f hurdles for his new yard and should be involved again.
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4th

5

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Homme Dun Soir

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Billy Aprahamian

raced wide, prominent, lost ground 5th, rallied but pushed along 9th

11/4

2nd

6

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:10 Market Rasen

Homme Dun Soir

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

Quite useful when with Gordon Elliott and Stuart Crawford; returned from a spell of hunter chasing and pointing with a good third in a Doncaster handicap hurdle last month (2m, good to soft; 40-1, stable debut); should come on for that run and this return to 2m4f is sure to suit; good chance.

3/1

3rd

2

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Homme Dun Soir

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Billy Aprahamian

Talented hurdler/chaser earlier in career and showed when runner-up in a point-to-point in May that some spark remains; however, he has a patchy profile nowadays and was pulled up in a hunter chase at Huntingdon later in May; makes debut for new yard and others have less to prove.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7-2270

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Maiden who ran really well when a close seventh of 12 in a strong Cheltenham handicap (2m1f, soft) in December; never in his comfort zone over 2m5f in a big Kempton race next time but this is much less competitive and the return to soft ground can suit; however, first-time blinkers are an unknown as he was well held in one try in cheekpieces.
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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

11th

18

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Kaleb

10st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Record is just 1-13, the win gained in Fakenham maiden hurdle (2m); creditable efforts over 2m/2m1f this season but has something to prove back up in distance/class.

33/1

7th

5

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

13:15 Cheltenham

Kaleb

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

0-5 in handicaps but runner-up in three of them, including at Plumpton and Sandown (2m, soft) in his two starts this season; probably not far away.

20/1

Form: 33-42P

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Won 2m3f novice hurdle (good) but seems suited by shorter and in choppy waters over fences this winter, pulling up here last month; has something to prove under the conditions back hurdling but at least his mark has declined in tandem with his chase one.
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3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Red Windsor

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, cajoled along 5th, dropped to rear and looked reluctant 8th, soon lost touch

5/1

0

4

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

13:15 Plumpton

Red Windsor

10st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Tailed off on seasonal/chasing debut in October but his keeping-on second of five here (2m1f, good to soft) the following month was a lot more encouraging; needs another big step in the right direction today, though./

9/1

Form: -17S22 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Suited by this track; off the mark over 2m in November and has also run well in his other completed handicaps here, only shaken off late by an improved one over C&D (soft) last time; in a higher grade than usual but a solid contender.
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2nd

2

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:52 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

11st 12lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

prominent, not fluent 2nd, went second before 4 out, going best 3 out, soon led, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, no extra and headed towards finish

5/4

7

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

held up in rear, smooth headway after 9th, prominent and going easily when bad mistake and unseated 3 out

4/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £47.44

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Homme D'un Soir

RP RATINGS:

Kaleb

SPOTLIGHT:

Birdman Bob

The Star:

Colours On Canvas

Telegraph:

Legionar

LAMBOURN:

Sambezi

Daily Record:

Colours On Canvas

The Guardian:

Kaleb

The Sun:

Kaleb

The Times:

Birdman Bob

Daily Mirror:

Birdman Bob

POSTDATA:

Homme D'un Soir

Daily Mail:

Homme D'un Soir

D Express:

Homme D'un Soir