April 14 / 15.15 Plumpton

15.15

Good

Extech Racing To The Cloud! Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9241.75
  • 3m 0f 217y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Extech Racing To The Cloud! Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 823158 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Third good run for this yard when overcoming a mistake to win well over C&D (soft) in January; suffered a couple of reality checks in the meantime and perhaps on a tough mark now (Joe Anderson has been riding).
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1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Transmission

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, not fluent 5th, pushed along and headway after 3 out, raced wide home turn, ridden to lead last, went clear run-in

8/1

1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Transmission

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, not fluent 5th, pushed along and headway after 3 out, raced wide home turn, ridden to lead last, went clear run-in

8/1

8th

12

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Transmission

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Ex-Irish gelding who has had four runs for current yard; overcame a serious blunder to beat Hititi at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) before coming back down to earth at Sandown when only fifth behind Saint Davy (on good to soft); has the same mark here but getting back in the mud won't do him any harm.

16/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: -1F521 D

Last run: 189 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Wore cheekpieces for last three runs; off since early October when leading late on over 2m7f at Uttoxeter (good to soft); returns off just a 3lb higher mark and has probably been waiting for the ground to dry up (no worthwhile form on soft); could go well.
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2nd

8

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Broomfields Cave

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield

7/1

2nd

8

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Broomfields Cave

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield

7/1

1st

5

8th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 3

15:45 Uttoxeter

Broomfields Cave

10st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Just 1-10 over hurdles and usually knocks about in lower-grade company; gave very good account when clear second to progressive rival at Southwell (3m, good) last month but the forecast soft ground is probably not in his favour.

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2141P2

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Three wins at about 2m7f and returned to something like her best with a near miss at Huntingdon (3m1f, good; under Dylan Whelan); wasn't great on only previous run here but sharp tracks suit her well; certainly not out if it.
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4th

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

For Gina

10st 11lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

Three wins at about 2m7f and did well to finish third at Plumpton last month after her rider lost the irons late on; thereabouts.

11/1

4th

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

For Gina

10st 11lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

Three wins at about 2m7f and did well to finish third at Plumpton last month after her rider lost the irons late on; thereabouts.

11/1

3rd

12

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

For Gina

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

raced in second and pressed leader, disputed lead 8th, led 3 out, saddle slipped and jockey unbalanced before 2 out, headed last, lost second towards finish

10/1

Form: 3F2-11 D

Last run: 120 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who lost his first six hurdles but has won both his handicaps this season, from the front over 3m1f on good ground at Hereford (form figures of 211 since fitted in this headgear); has another 7lb to contend with but looks on the upgrade and he goes well fresh.
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3rd

1

16th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

Norton Hill

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

jumped right on occasions, led, hit 5th, not fluent 8th, headed 2 out, no extra from last

2/1

3rd

1

16th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

Norton Hill

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

jumped right on occasions, led, hit 5th, not fluent 8th, headed 2 out, no extra from last

2/1

4th

6

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Norton Hill

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

led but pestered, hit 6th, joined 8th, not fluent 9th, lost two places 3 out

7/4

Form: 441713 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Two C&D wins on soft this year on his only previous visits to the track; ran perfectly well off this mark at Newbury (after a 4lb rise) and back here he's on the shortlist.
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3rd

4

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Im A Starman

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Mark Rimell

All wins on soft/good to soft, including two at Plumpton (3m1f) last season; form dipped on good going there most recently; may rebound granted an ideal surface.

8/1

3rd

4

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Im A Starman

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Mark Rimell

All wins on soft/good to soft, including two at Plumpton (3m1f) last season; form dipped on good going there most recently; may rebound granted an ideal surface.

8/1

5th

11

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Im A Starman

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Mark Rimell

towards rear

14/1

Form: 15304P

Last run: 83 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Won twice last summer at Stratford, over 2m6f on good and 3m2f on good to soft; it's been a struggle since the last of those wins but he's well handicapped and returns from a break under suitable conditions.
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6th

10

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Hunting Percival

10st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

prominent

33/1

6th

10

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Hunting Percival

10st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

prominent

33/1

0

1

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Hunting Percival

12st 1lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Syd Hosie

Dual winner at Stratford last summer (2m6f/3m2f), latterly off today's mark; drops in grade after respectable fourth at Wincanton (3m, good to soft) on Boxing Day and will be suited by the forecast good ground here; high on the list.

8/1

Form: 153141 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Last of four but not beaten far behind a major improver on his penultimate run and successful over C&D (soft) on either side of that; beat three rivals with ease the last time and has gone up 8lb; that could stop him but drying ground won't; respected.
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6th

7

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

San Pedro

11st 5lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

12/1

6th

7

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

San Pedro

11st 5lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Two 3m1f soft-ground wins at Plumpton this year but he wasn't great back there three weeks ago and he bids to bounce back off what looks a tough mark.

12/1

7th

9

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

San Pedro

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders on outer, prominent 4th, went second 3 out

5/1

Form: P3P11P

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Does love Exeter and after going back-to-back there in 2m2f/2m7f handicaps he struggled in a higher grade at Uttoxeter when heavy ground shouldn't have hindered him; mark untouched after that and there are doubts as to whether Plumpton will be his track.
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8th

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Striking A Pose

11st 12lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 6th

16/1

8th

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Striking A Pose

11st 12lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 6th

16/1

15

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Striking A Pose

10st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

1-15 over fences but now 4-8 as a hurdler after back-to-back wins at Exeter, over 2m2f on good to soft and more impressive last time over 2m7f on heavy (with Freddie Gingell claiming 5lb); does love Exeter (four wins there) and his only other win came at another right-handed course in Wincanton, so going left-handed here might not be ideal.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 53019P

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Won a four-runner handicap at Taunton (3m, good to soft) in December off 1lb higher; nothing since but he can bounce back out of nowhere and blinkers are on for cheekpieces.
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9th

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Moka De Vassy

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

prominent

12/1

9th

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Moka De Vassy

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

prominent

12/1

5

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Moka De Vassy

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

in touch with leaders, jumped left 1st

7/1

Form: 24-2P5 C

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Has to bounce back from two comprehensive failures but he returned with a near-miss at Exeter (2m7f, good) and he's consistent in the main; will like the ground and if back on song he's a player.
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10th

5

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Royal Pretender

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

midfield

12/1

10th

5

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Royal Pretender

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

midfield

12/1

5th

1

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:05 Market Rasen

Royal Pretender

12st 2lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Alan King

Uncharacteristic flop at Wincanton on Boxing Day but he's consistent otherwise and had reappeared with a close second at Exeter in October; can be thereabouts if back on song.

13/2

20/1

Form: 13P-PP D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Tailed off or pulled up on four appearances (hurdling the last twice) since winning over fences at Bangor (2m4f, good to soft) in February of last year; something to prove but the stable is showing signs of emerging from a spell in the wilderness and she's got herself well handicapped.
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11th

7

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Fable

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

towards rear, detached halfway

20/1

11th

7

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Fable

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

towards rear, detached halfway

20/1

6

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Fable

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders

10/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £50.70
Straight Forecast £45.39
Tricast £191.31
Trifecta £323.80

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Norton Hill

The Times:

Transmission

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Pretender

POSTDATA:

San Pedro

TOPSPEED:

Hunting Percival

The Sun:

Transmission

Telegraph:

Norton Hill

D Express:

Norton Hill

Daily Mirror:

Norton Hill

The Star:

Norton Hill

RP RATINGS:

Royal Pretender

Daily Record:

San Pedro