March 04 / 16.52 Plumpton

16.52

Soft

William Hill Epic Value Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3828.72
  • 1m 7f 195y
  • Class 5
  • 4 runners
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William Hill Epic Value Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25

Form: 263FP1 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Came good over hurdles at 12th attempt, making all to win easily by 13l in selling handicap at Fakenham (2m, soft) last month; it's hard to gauge what that form is worth but he'll take some catching if in similar form here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Mi Sueno

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

raced in second

7/1

6th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Mi Sueno

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

raced in second, lost second when outpaced after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

7/1

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Mi Sueno

11st 11lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Paddy Butler

Made all to win easily by 13l in a selling handicap at Fakenham (2m, soft) and repeated the trick over 2m here last month, albeit by a far narrower margin; up just 2lb and Rob Hargreaves rides again with his 7lb claim, but it could be harder to dominate this bigger field.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 17S22U CD BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Scored over C&D (good to soft) on seasonal debut and was second here twice in January (2m/2m4f); looked set to be heavily involved again before coming to grief at third-last flight here three weeks ago and has obvious claims again.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

11st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out

16/1

3

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Birdman Bob

11st 11lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Won over hurdles at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) last November and running well there this year (2m/2m4f, soft); the different track and switch to fences are the question marks today, but his pedigree offers hope for chasing and he's a major player if his good form continues; cheekpieces go on.

9/2

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

Form: 6-P893

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
0-6 over hurdles; took big step in right direction when third over C&D (soft) in first-time visor three weeks ago but needs to build on that performance today.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:52 Plumpton

Criquette

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Billy Aprahamian

took keen hold, held up in rear, went third before 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, no impression before 2 out

4/1

3rd

7

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Criquette

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Billy Aprahamian

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 4 out, outpaced after 3 out, rallied and went third after 2 out, no extra run-in

20/1

9th

2

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Criquette

11st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Billy Aprahamian

Winning Irish pointer but rules career has yet to get off the ground and she's achieved terribly little in handicaps over hurdles and fences; reverts to hurdles with something to prove in first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

Form: 1P8-09 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Won Hereford maiden (2m, soft) for Alan King at start of last year but has struggled on both hurdling starts for new stable this season; needs to turn a corner.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Tying The Knot

11st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Daniel O’Brien

prominent

40/1

7th

9

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Tying The Knot

11st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Daniel O’Brien

prominent

40/1

7th

2

(2)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Tying The Knot

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Daniel O’Brien

Hurdle winner for Alan King in early 2023 but he had mixed form for that yard and has been rather down on his luck for this one so far, on the AW and over hurdles.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £4.60
Straight Forecast £4.78
Trifecta £6.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Birdman Bob

RP RATINGS:

Mi Sueno

POSTDATA:

Mi Sueno

Telegraph:

Mi Sueno

The Guardian:

Mi Sueno

The Sun:

Mi Sueno

The Times:

Birdman Bob

Daily Mail:

Birdman Bob

D Express:

Birdman Bob

Daily Mirror:

Birdman Bob

The Star:

Birdman Bob

Daily Record:

Birdman Bob