April 17 / 14.05 Cheltenham

14.05

Good To Soft

Kingston Stud Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 2m 4f 56y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Kingston Stud Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 063121

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 6yo who was one of two to pull nicely clear of the others when winning at Newbury (2m, good to soft) last month and now 2-5 over hurdles; could easily have a lot more to offer over today's longer trip; high on the list.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

16

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Doyen Quest

10st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield

7/1

1st

16

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Doyen Quest

10st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield

7/1

9

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Doyen Quest

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles at Taunton last month and was a clear second on his handicap debut there (2m, soft) 11 days ago, despite losing a shoe; well treated off same mark here (due to be 6lb higher in future) and he's a major player for Dan Skelton.

11/4

20/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: -34912 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Ended last year with Class 4 win at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) and ran well in defeat at Plumpton (2m4f, good) last month but is not the force of old and younger rivals have more appealing profiles.
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2nd

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Whatsupwithyou

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

midfield, in touch with leaders 4th

20/1

2nd

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Whatsupwithyou

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

midfield, in touch with leaders 4th

20/1

2nd

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Whatsupwithyou

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

The form of his Ludlow win just before Christmas (2m5f, soft; under a 7lb claimer) hasn't worked out too badly and coming here fresh is no bad thing; has more on his plate after a 6lb rise but he was rated higher back in the day.

13/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 35341 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Displayed significant jolt of improvement when upped to 2m4f for recent handicap debut at Plumpton (good), keeping on strongly to win very comfortably by 7l; went up 7lb and tackles much stronger opposition here but still needs to be taken very seriously.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

15

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Sea Invasion

10st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Chris Gordon

prominent

5/1

3rd

15

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Sea Invasion

10st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Chris Gordon

prominent

5/1

1st

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Sea Invasion

12st 2lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

prominent, led going easily before 3 out

9/2

Form: 12-24P

Last run: 123 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
In very good form at around this time last year, perhaps most notably when close second in Listed mares' race over C&D (good), but has been off since a lacklustre C&D run in December.
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Verdict Starting price

11th

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Zestful

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Perhaps not straightforward but, having been detached after two out, she stormed home for a 1l fourth of 15 at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; has gone close over 2m7f in the past and she's capable of playing a leading role if everything clicks.

10/1

11th

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Zestful

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Perhaps not straightforward but, having been detached after two out, she stormed home for a 1l fourth of 15 at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; has gone close over 2m7f in the past and she's capable of playing a leading role if everything clicks.

10/1

4th

8

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Zestful

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd

18/1

Form: 312414 BF

Last run: 177 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
In good form for Milton Harris last summer/autumn (two wins) and remains unexposed over this sort of trip but makes stable debut after six-month break and will need to hit the ground running to have any chance.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Uggy Uggy Uggy

11st 0lb

J: Miss Megan Bevan

T: Keiran Burke

prominent

7/1

1st

11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Uggy Uggy Uggy

11st 0lb

J: Miss Megan Bevan

T: Keiran Burke

Goes well on good ground; shaped encouragingly on first outing for current yard when a close fifth of 15 at Cheltenham (2m4f) last month, still in front approaching the last; may improve for the run, his first for six months; might be the answer with his stable going well.

7/1

5th

17

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Uggy Uggy Uggy

10st 4lb

J: Miss Megan Bevan

T: Keiran Burke

prominent, raced wide early, pressed leader 2nd, led 3rd, awkward jump 5th

25/1

Form: 421212 D BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
2-4 since switched to handicaps in the winter, the wins gained at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) and Sandown (2m4f, soft); kept on well for creditable second at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) last month and might still be on the upgrade; respected.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

12

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Titan Discovery

10st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

midfield, in touch with leaders 4th

7/1

6th

12

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Titan Discovery

10st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

midfield, in touch with leaders 4th

7/1

2nd

9

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Titan Discovery

10st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Won on handicap debut at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) in December before a good second at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft), and back to winning ways at Sandown (2m4f, soft) last month; up 6lb for last time and this is hotter, but he did it readily and there could still be mileage in his mark.

9/2

Form: 3-14F5 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Made excellent progress last year, winning four times before creditable fourth over C&D (soft) in December; raced too freely and was a shade disappointing on latest outing in February but still enters calculations.
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4th

9

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Windtothelightning

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Mare who was progressive last year and returned to form when seventh of 15 at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month, beaten just under 3l; she went very close in a 3m point and this first attempt at a staying trip under rules is worth a go; not discounted.

11/1

4th

9

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Windtothelightning

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Mare who was progressive last year and returned to form when seventh of 15 at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month, beaten just under 3l; she went very close in a 3m point and this first attempt at a staying trip under rules is worth a go; not discounted.

11/1

7th

4

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Windtothelightning

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, lost position 5th

12/1

14/1

Form: 153352

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Gave a good account when clear second at Ascot (2m5f, good) last month but remains 6lb higher than when winning at Sandown (2m, soft) in the autumn and will probably need to find something extra today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

18

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Arqoob

10st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Represents an in-form trainer-jockey partnership and wasn't beaten far when eighth of 15 at Cheltenham ten days ago; goes well here (Flat and jumps) and ties in closely with Bad on their placed efforts at Ascot in February; has each-way possibilities in first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

18

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Arqoob

10st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Represents an in-form trainer-jockey partnership and wasn't beaten far when eighth of 15 at Cheltenham ten days ago; goes well here (Flat and jumps) and ties in closely with Bad on their placed efforts at Ascot in February; has each-way possibilities in first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

8th

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Arqoob

10st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

Form: -31728 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Pipped in closing stages after idling on run-in at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in February; that was still a career-best performance but he'll need a well-timed ride here and was safely held in last month's Imperial Cup at Sandown; first-time cheekpieces fitted; others look safer.
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9th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Bashers Reflection

10st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

held up in rear

20/1

9th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Bashers Reflection

10st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

held up in rear

20/1

8th

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Bashers Reflection

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Has appeared to idle when in front this season, which didn't stop him winning comfortably at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in November but was costly there (2m3f, soft) last month; also effective elsewhere; up 6lb for last time but this progressive 7yo could have lots more left in the tank, and he's a smooth-travelling sort who may be suited by the drop back in trip.

20/1

Form: 16P-18 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Led close home for narrow win on seasonal debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in December but was below that form over 3m in February and some of the others in this field look better handicapped.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Peking Rose

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced last season and had breaks between all three races, the best of them when prevailing narrowly at Doncaster first time back (2m3f, good); latest Cheltenham effort when fifth over 2m4f wasn't too shoddy; finished well beaten on his only previous run at 3m.

9/1

4th

6

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Peking Rose

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced last season and had breaks between all three races, the best of them when prevailing narrowly at Doncaster first time back (2m3f, good); latest Cheltenham effort when fifth over 2m4f wasn't too shoddy; finished well beaten on his only previous run at 3m.

9/1

10th

3

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Peking Rose

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

25/1

Form: P41061 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Kept on well to win from off the pace at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) last month and is now 4-11 over hurdles but he's 5lb higher in a much stronger race here and will almost certainly need to jump more fluently.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Samuel Spade

11st 1lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

towards rear

14/1

11th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Samuel Spade

11st 1lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

towards rear

14/1

1st

1

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Huntingdon

Samuel Spade

12st 2lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Triple hurdle winner at up to 2m3f, including on soft, the latest at Taunton in December; the handicapper has had his measure in two more competitive races since but drops in grade and that could be the key to a revival.

11/4

Form: 3-86P5

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Ended 2023 with two disappointing chase runs and also below form when back over hurdles in February; however, now 4lb lower than when a creditable third in this race a year ago and drying ground will aid his cause.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Lallygag

11st 9lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield

16/1

3rd

4

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Lallygag

11st 9lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield

16/1

12th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Lallygag

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent

14/1

Form: 16-711

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Has taken form to a whole new level on last two appearances, making all over 2m at Newbury both times (soft/heavy); today's trip/ground combination should also suit and, after only seven hurdle starts, she still has scope for further progress.
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13th

5

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Spring Note

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

led, headed but pressed leader 3rd

7/1

13th

5

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Spring Note

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

led, headed but pressed leader 3rd

7/1

1st

7

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

Spring Note

11st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

made all, faced challenge approaching last, went clear again run-in, kept on well, ridden out

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 121601 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
3-6 over hurdles, the most notable success gained in Grade 2 novice at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) in November; not obviously well treated in this handicap but he looked suited by the step up to 2m5f last month and remains unexposed over this sort of trip.
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14th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Kamsinas

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

in touch with leaders, mistake 6th

8/1

14th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Kamsinas

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

in touch with leaders, mistake 6th

8/1

Form: 4FP-2P C

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced since winning Triumph Hurdle here in 2019; returned from 11-month absence with good second at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in December but needs to bounce back from a poor performance at Kelso in March.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Pentland Hills

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

in rear throughout, outpaced 7th

12/1

15th

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Pentland Hills

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

in rear throughout, outpaced 7th

12/1

2

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Pentland Hills

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced, with mixed fortunes, since winning the Triumph Hurdle in March 2019; however, he returned from latest layoff with good second to Serious Operator at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in December and may be able to build on that; one to consider.

6/1

Non-runners

Teddy Blue, Lord Of Cheshire, Artistic Endeavour

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £62.30
Straight Forecast £60.91
Tricast £305.96
Trifecta £465.70

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Kamsinas

SPOTLIGHT:

Sea Invasion

RP RATINGS:

Doyen Quest

Daily Mail:

Spring Note

POSTDATA:

Titan Discovery

THE NORTH:

Windtothelightning

Telegraph:

Samuel Spade

LAMBOURN:

Pentland Hills

Daily Mirror:

Spring Note

D Express:

Sea Invasion

The Star:

Sea Invasion

The Guardian:

Doyen Quest

The Sun:

Doyen Quest

WEST COUNTRY:

Kamsinas

The Times:

Kamsinas

Daily Record:

Kamsinas