April 14 / 14.05 Plumpton

14.05

Good

Dorothy Bridle Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3828.72
  • 3m 0f 217y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Dorothy Bridle Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 7-4314 D BF

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when making all at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in January, his third handicap; slightly disappointing when warm favourite at Sedgefield the following month but remains one to be interested in.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Townhill

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

soon led, headed but prominent after 1st, pushed along disputing second home turn, keeping on and 1 length down when left in lead 2 out, clear approaching last, kept on well, comfortably

3/1

1st

5

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Townhill

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

soon led, headed but prominent after 1st, pushed along disputing second home turn, keeping on and 1 length down when left in lead 2 out, clear approaching last, kept on well, comfortably

3/1

4th

1

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Townhill

12st 0lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Tom Lacey

Placed in first two handicaps (2m7f/2m5f) before making virtually all in first-time cheekpieces at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) last month; drew clear of the others with the runner-up there and a recent 5lb rise does not look excessive; high on the list.

11/4

OUR TIP

15/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-4156 D

Last run: 141 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Four hurdle wins, the latest at Hereford (3m1f, good) in November; not quite in same form on his following two starts that month, though, and has fitness to prove after 141-day break.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Masterdream

11st 11lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield

15/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 444424 D

Last run: 168 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Ran game race in defeat over fences at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in October and switches back to hurdling on a workable mark but we haven't seen him since a below-par chase run 168 days ago.
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Verdict Starting price
No Results Found

Form: -27542

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
0-5 over hurdles but ran well in her first two handicaps, more recently when second at Taunton (3m, soft) last month; still unexposed as a stayer and features prominently in calculations.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Fortune Forever

11st 11lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

9/4

4th

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Fortune Forever

11st 11lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

9/4

2nd

1

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Fortune Forever

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts and shaped very much as though today's longer trip might suit when keeping on well for fourth of 15 on handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, good) in January; high on the list.

4/1

Form: 7PPP5P

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Pulled up when 150-1 for 2m5f Wincanton handicap in February and has now been unplaced all eight hurdling runs; 5lb wrong here; can't be recommended.
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Verdict Starting price

7

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Crookbarrow

10st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Cynthia Woods

Runs off proper mark today, unlike when 30l fifth over C&D (good) last time from 5lb out of the handicap; however, that was one of his better performances and this ten-race maiden is hard to fancy.

25/1

7

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Crookbarrow

10st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Cynthia Woods

Runs off proper mark today, unlike when 30l fifth over C&D (good) last time from 5lb out of the handicap; however, that was one of his better performances and this ten-race maiden is hard to fancy.

25/1

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

Form: 0PP0

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Showed no significant promise in three novice/maiden hurdles (2m3f-2m5f) but makes handicap debut from a basement mark and has more realistic chance to get competitive this time; up in trip; 1lb out of the weights.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

9th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Rum Cove

10st 13lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced in last, lost ground after 11th, struggling and pulled up back straight

14/1

7

9th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Rum Cove

10st 13lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced in last, lost ground after 11th, struggling and pulled up back straight

14/1

6th

10

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Rum Cove

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

midfield

14/1

Form: P8-094

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Won a juvenile hurdle for Alan King last season but has struggled for new stable this term; stamina heads deep into unknown territory today (unraced beyond about 2m1f); swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.
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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

Form: -009PP

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Pulled up off a basement mark when 66-1 for handicap debut at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) in February and effectively 6lb higher here; needs last month's wind op to have made a massive difference.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

Vintage Icon

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Andy Irvine

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, bad mistake 3 out, soon dropped to rear

50/1

11

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

Vintage Icon

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Andy Irvine

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, bad mistake 3 out, soon dropped to rear

50/1

8th

13

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Vintage Icon

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

towards rear

100/1

Form: 11-480

Last run: 93 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Returned from long absence with quite promising run in November (2m4f) but two heavy defeats have followed; getting back on good ground ought to aid his cause but he has a lot more to prove than some of these on this first venture beyond 2m5f.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

The Turtle Said

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent, led after 1st, raced wide home turn, 1 length ahead when ran out 2 out

20/1

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

The Turtle Said

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent, led after 1st, raced wide home turn, 1 length ahead when ran out 2 out

20/1

14th

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

The Turtle Said

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Neil Mulholland

His first two handicaps produced wins at Uttoxeter and Worcester (under a 10lb claimer) in summer 2022, both 2m4f on good; ran creditably over C&D (soft) when next seen last November, despite a bad mistake, but tailed off at Ludlow latest which puts a dampener on his prospects.

25/1

Form: -7P6PP

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Badly out of sorts in early part of this season and was pulled up last month, after a break; continues to slide down the weights but it takes a leap of faith to support him here.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

9

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Mr Tambourine Man

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Well treated on his old hurdle form but last win was two years ago and he's been pulled up in his last three runs; visor is now tried and he needs to turn things around; one of two runners for David Pipe.

16/1

2nd

9

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Mr Tambourine Man

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Well treated on his old hurdle form but last win was two years ago and he's been pulled up in his last three runs; visor is now tried and he needs to turn things around; one of two runners for David Pipe.

16/1

2

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Mr Tambourine Man

11st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders early, lost position and towards rear after 3rd, detached 6th, pulled up after 8th

20/1

Form: P24-9P

Last run: 136 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Maiden who struggled in two chases in the autumn and now reverts to hurdling after a break; unexposed in this sphere and over this trip but still difficult to enthuse over.
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Verdict Starting price

8

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Endersen

11st 1lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

in touch with leaders on outer, dropped to midfield 2nd, dropped to rear 4 out

33/1

8

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Endersen

11st 1lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

in touch with leaders on outer, dropped to midfield 2nd, dropped to rear 4 out

33/1

0

10

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

12:35 Lingfield

Endersen

11st 1lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

0-4 in points and 0-5 under rules, well held when making the frame in two 2m5f Kempton novice hurdles in February/March; 40-1, beaten 50l on chase/handicap debut at Plumpton (2m3f) on recent reappearance; tries a new trip under rules and there is stamina in his pedigree.

40/1

Form: 0P40

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at huge odds in three novice/maiden hurdles (2m3f-2m4f); makes handicap debut from a lowly mark but still needs the longer trip to enable significant improvement; 3lb out of the weights.
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Verdict Starting price

11

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Simon The Seagull

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Diana Grissell

towards rear

33/1

11

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Simon The Seagull

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Diana Grissell

towards rear

33/1

10th

11

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

14:42 Huntingdon

Simon The Seagull

11st 7lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Diana Grissell

Tailed off in his two completed starts, an AW bumper and a heavy-ground maiden hurdle.

100/1

Non-runners

Kick Up A Storm

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £12.50
Straight Forecast £11.85
Tricast £129.97
Trifecta £78.90

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Fortune Forever

SPOTLIGHT:

Townhill

Daily Mirror:

Kick Up A Storm

RP RATINGS:

Masterdream

POSTDATA:

Fortune Forever

WEST COUNTRY:

Fortune Forever

The Times:

Fortune Forever

Telegraph:

Fortune Forever

Daily Record:

Fortune Forever

D Express:

Townhill

The Sun:

Townhill

The Star:

Townhill