February 28 / 16.05 Wincanton

16.05

Heavy

Full Circle Series At Punchestown Festival Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 5f 82y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Full Circle Series At Punchestown Festival Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -69112 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Comfortable wins this season in first two handicaps (2m7f/3m, soft) then narrowly denied hat-trick at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) four weeks ago; he's another 3lb higher today but this 5yo could still have more to offer.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Tune In A Box

11st 8lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Comfortable wins this season in first two handicaps (2m7f/3m, soft) then narrowly denied hat-trick at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) four weeks ago; he's another 3lb higher today but this 5yo could still have more to offer.

5/4

2nd

7

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Tune In A Box

11st 5lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

6/5

1st

4

25th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:10 Wetherby

Tune In A Box

11st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Well-backed winner when upped in trip on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November; hit with 9lb rise but had plenty in hand and could still be ahead of the handicapper.

9/4

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 26-853

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Hasn't fulfilled early promise but, having dropped down the weights, he was a good third of 15 at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) last month; back up just 1lb and he's won on soft ground (unraced on heavy); contender.
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4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Haas Boy

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Without a win in two years but alongside an in-form rival he came well clear of the rest over 2m5f at Wincanton (soft) last time despite not jumping that well; has his stamina to prove over this far but seems back on good terms with himself.

11/2

2nd

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Haas Boy

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Hasn't fulfilled early promise but, having dropped down the weights, he was a good third of 15 at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) last month; back up just 1lb and he's won on soft ground (unraced on heavy); contender.

5/1

3rd

4

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Haas Boy

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Charlie Longsdon

Sole win came in a maiden here (2m, soft), though would have defied a mid-110s mark at Ludlow 13 months ago but for falling late on; weakening efforts latterly, however, including on recent return from wind surgery.

12/1

Form: 843

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Has made the frame in last two novice hurdles (2m4f/2m5f, soft), keeping on well each time; third in an Irish maiden point over 3m (soft to heavy) last April and has shaped as though he'll be suited by a test of stamina on today's ground; one to consider for in-form yard on handicap debut.
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5th

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Defi Nonantais

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, overjumped and pecked on landing 1st, outpaced and lost position gradually 3 out

14/1

3rd

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Defi Nonantais

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tizzard

Has made the frame in last two novice hurdles (2m4f/2m5f, soft), keeping on well each time; third in an Irish maiden point over 3m (soft to heavy) last April and has shaped as though he'll be suited by a test of stamina on today's ground; one to consider for in-form yard on handicap debut.

11/4

3rd

4

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Kempton

Defi Nonantais

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Kept on for fairly respectable fourth at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) last month, his second hurdling start, and has plenty of scope for further progress but others in this line-up have much better form.

14/1

Form: 740-62 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Fair second here (2m4f, good to soft) four weeks ago but this inconsistent 12yo has a poor strike-rate and is 6lb out of the handicap today; others are more compelling.
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4th

8

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Bellamys Grey

10st 4lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Carroll Gray

Runner-up over 2m4f here in February but he's a quirky veteran who often races very lazily, as was again evident when well beaten at Fontwell last time.

20/1

4th

8

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Bellamys Grey

10st 4lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Carroll Gray

Runner-up over 2m4f here in February but he's a quirky veteran who often races very lazily, as was again evident when well beaten at Fontwell last time.

20/1

4th

4

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

16:48 Fontwell

Bellamys Grey

10st 7lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Carroll Gray

raced lazily at times, held up in rear, no impression from 3 out

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 6531-8

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Tailed off on handicap/seasonal debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in December and something to prove after that; however, he may have needed the outing and this lightly raced 6yo retains potential having won a maiden hurdle at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last April; no surprise to see a big run.
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6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:05 Market Rasen

Rocco Royale

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Justified favouritism in a Fontwell maiden (2m3f, soft) last spring but he's struggled in both handicaps this winter; still has potential after only six runs but he needs a transformation on this step up to 2m7f.

7/1

5th

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Rocco Royale

11st 13lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Tailed off on handicap/seasonal debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in December and something to prove after that; however, he may have needed the outing and this lightly raced 6yo retains potential having won a maiden hurdle at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last April; no surprise to see a big run.

13/2

Form: 439

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Better could have been expected on last month's handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f, soft); however this lightly raced 5yo wears first-time cheekpieces today and showed promise when making the frame in two maiden hurdles at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft/soft) in the autumn; not written off.
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6th

4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Captain Boudet

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Better could have been expected on last month's handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f, soft); however this lightly raced 5yo wears first-time cheekpieces today and showed promise when making the frame in two maiden hurdles at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft/soft) in the autumn; not written off.

9/1

9th

10

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:10 Sandown

Captain Boudet

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Has run okay in a couple of 2m3f maidens at Chepstow this season, one of them won by a subsequent Grade 2 winner; appeals as the type to raise his game in handicaps.

25/1

Form: P7PPP5

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a point-to-point bumper but he's struggled on his eight rules starts and would be a surprise winner from 10lb out of the handicap.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

12

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Crookbarrow

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Cynthia Woods

towards rear

100/1

5th

12

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Crookbarrow

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Cynthia Woods

towards rear

100/1

7

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Crookbarrow

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Cynthia Woods

Runner-up in a point-to-point bumper but he's struggled on his eight rules starts and would be a surprise winner from 10lb out of the handicap.

100/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £7.40
Straight Forecast £7.28
Trifecta £22.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tune In A Box

WEST COUNTRY:

Defi Nonantais

RP RATINGS:

Haas Boy

Daily Mirror:

Rocco Royale

Daily Record:

Defi Nonantais

The Times:

Tune In A Box

Telegraph:

Tune In A Box

The Guardian:

Tune In A Box

Daily Mail:

Tune In A Box

D Express:

Tune In A Box

The Sun:

Tune In A Box

The Star:

Tune In A Box

POSTDATA:

Haas Boy