February 26 / 14.50 Plumpton

14.50

Soft

Stonegate Homes Derby: Gallop To Glory Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3828.72
  • 1m 7f 195y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Stonegate Homes Derby: Gallop To Glory Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Windy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.20
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 65562

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
No match for easy winner when second in Lingfield handicap (2m, soft) a fortnight ago and now 0-5 over hurdles but is 2lb lower here and enters calculations.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:10 Exeter

Activist

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

pressed leaders, lost position when bit short of room and hampered after 1st, soon prominent but pushed along, weakened after 5th, pulled up before 3 out

5/6

1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Taunton

Activist

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead

7/4

1st

6

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Activist

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

No match for easy winner when second in Lingfield handicap (2m, soft) a fortnight ago and now 0-5 over hurdles but is 2lb lower here and enters calculations.

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 76637

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Showed only minor promise on first two hurdling starts and was well beaten on latest outing but has a lowly mark for today's handicap debut and remains unexposed.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Macari

10st 11lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Improved since sent handicapping; accounted for the subsequent Taunton scorer Soir De Gala (runs later today at Exeter) when off the mark over a similar trip at Plumpton 18 days ago; 8lb higher, although still 3lb well in, as he bids to double-up; rock-solid credentials.

3/1

7th

11

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Macari

10st 11lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Improved since sent handicapping; accounted for the subsequent Taunton scorer Soir De Gala (runs later today at Exeter) when off the mark over a similar trip at Plumpton 18 days ago; 8lb higher, although still 3lb well in, as he bids to double-up; rock-solid credentials.

3/1

1st

9

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Macari

10st 11lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Looked worthy of his basement mark for handicap debut but ran a lot better over the 2m here (soft) a month ago in chasing home a subsequent winner; just 1lb higher.

11/2

Form: 06265P

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Placed in heavy-ground maiden hurdle in Ireland in the autumn but soundly beaten on first three British starts, the last twice in Southwell handicaps (2m4f/2m); needs to get career back on track.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Grasshopper Time

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

led at steady pace, not fluent 4th, joined 5th, pushed along and headed before 3 out

3/1

3rd

2

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Grasshopper Time

11st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Placed in heavy-ground maiden hurdle in Ireland in the autumn but soundly beaten on first three British starts, the last twice in Southwell handicaps (2m4f/2m); needs to get career back on track.

16/1

0

6

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Grasshopper Time

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

held up in rear

33/1

Form: FP9462

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
0-7 over hurdles and more exposed than some of these but bounced back from a disappointing run when second over C&D (soft) a fortnight ago and has obvious claims if in the right mood again.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

18th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:18 Fontwell

Callin Baton Rouge

10st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

midfield, good jump and headway on outer 5th, led 6th, hit 3 out, headed and outpaced 2 out, kept on but no chance with winner from last

9/4

4th

7

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Callin Baton Rouge

11st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

0-7 over hurdles and more exposed than some of these but bounced back from a disappointing run when second over C&D (soft) a fortnight ago and has obvious claims if in the right mood again.

7/2

2nd

6

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Callin Baton Rouge

11st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, headway 4 out, went second 2 out, challenging approaching last, no extra run-in

6/1

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: 5584

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Placed on four of his six Flat starts in France and made encouraging handicap hurdle debut when fourth over C&D (good to soft) last month; needs to build on that run but has possibilities if handling the forecast slower ground.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

(4)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Windsor

Kotari

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Gary Moore

held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and switched right when headway over 1f out, kept on well and led towards finish

12/1

1st

9

(4)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Windsor

Kotari

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Gary Moore

held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and switched right when headway over 1f out, kept on well and led towards finish

12/1

5th

1

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Kotari

11st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Placed on four of his six Flat starts in France and made encouraging handicap hurdle debut when fourth over C&D (good to soft) last month; needs to build on that run but has possibilities if handling the forecast slower ground.

11/2

Form: 598

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Unable to land a significant blow on first three hurdling starts but wasn't beaten that far in Newbury maiden (2m, good to soft) last month and ought to be more competitive now switched to a low-grade handicap.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

15:42 Fontwell

Aworkinprogress

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

His half-brother City Derby has won over an extended 2m5f and this lightly raced 5yo is one to watch in the betting now up in trip; however, he was soundly beaten in last of six on last month's handicap debut at Plumpton (2m, soft) and needs a sizeable step forward this afternoon.

13/2

6th

4

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Aworkinprogress

11st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Unable to land a significant blow on first three hurdling starts but wasn't beaten that far in Newbury maiden (2m, good to soft) last month and ought to be more competitive now switched to a low-grade handicap.

8/1

Form: 6-8663

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Has a tendency to race too freely and didn't find much at the business end when well-held third on last month's handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft), having travelled strongly for a long way; may benefit from combination of drop back in trip and first-time tongue-tie here, though.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Wetherby

Lone Soldier

11st 4lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Has a tendency to race too freely and didn't find much at the business end when well-held third on handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) in January, having travelled strongly for a long way; may benefit from combination of drop back in trip and first-time tongue-tie here, though.

5/2

5

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Lone Soldier

11st 4lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Has a tendency to race too freely and didn't find much at the business end when well-held third on last month's handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft), having travelled strongly for a long way; may benefit from combination of drop back in trip and first-time tongue-tie here, though.

4/1

Non-runners

Sanitiser

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Payout
Exacta £39.60
Straight Forecast £41.41
Tricast £324.63
Trifecta £230.50

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Callin Baton Rouge

POSTDATA:

Kotari

SPOTLIGHT:

Lone Soldier

WEST COUNTRY:

Activist

LAMBOURN:

Callin Baton Rouge

Telegraph:

Callin Baton Rouge

Daily Mail:

Callin Baton Rouge

D Express:

Callin Baton Rouge

Daily Mirror:

Callin Baton Rouge

The Star:

Callin Baton Rouge

Daily Record:

Callin Baton Rouge

The Times:

Kotari

The Guardian:

Kotari

The Sun:

Kotari