April 19 / 18.30 Exeter

18.30

Good To Soft

Henrys Bar Mount Pleasant Road Exeter Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4092.77
  • 2m 7f 25y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Henrys Bar Mount Pleasant Road Exeter Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 6-367

Last run: 155 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Showed a bit of promise when third at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft) on his hurdle debut last October; well below that level since (both 2m3f); returns from a break for handicap debut from a top yard in good form; cheekpieces now added; interesting from a workable mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

21st Jul 2024

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

13:50 Stratford

Kick Up A Storm

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

All the better for cheekpieces when winning comfortably at Exeter (2m7f, good) but never threatened to defy an 11lb rise at Hereford and he's up another 2lb here; that latest run leaves him with a bit to prove now.

11/4

5th

4

13th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

16:05 Hereford

Kick Up A Storm

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Lightly raced 6yo who displayed significant improvement when fitted with cheekpieces for last month's handicap debut at Exeter (2m7f, good), winning readily by over 4l; hiked up 11lb for that but the form has been very well advertised by the runner-up since; may encounter slower ground here but still commands respect.

4/5

5th

4

13th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

16:05 Hereford

Kick Up A Storm

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Lightly raced 6yo who displayed significant improvement when fitted with cheekpieces for last month's handicap debut at Exeter (2m7f, good), winning readily by over 4l; hiked up 11lb for that but the form has been very well advertised by the runner-up since; may encounter slower ground here but still commands respect.

4/5

100/30

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 432351 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark at the tenth attempt here (3m, heavy) when a wide-margin winner in a mares' chase latest; well treated if transferring that ability back to this sphere but that is far from certain.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

19:30 Hereford

Cooleenymore

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Robert Walford

Had a few goes in handicap hurdles/chase before a clear winner over fences at Exeter (3m, heavy) in April; bumped into one back hurdling off the same mark there (good) since but hurdle mark up just 4lb (raised 10lb over fences); likely to go well again.

7/4

1st

5

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

19:30 Hereford

Cooleenymore

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Robert Walford

Had a few goes in handicap hurdles/chase before a clear winner over fences at Exeter (3m, heavy) in April; bumped into one back hurdling off the same mark there (good) since but hurdle mark up just 4lb (raised 10lb over fences); likely to go well again.

7/4

2nd

14

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Cooleenymore

11st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Got off the mark at the tenth attempt here (3m, heavy) when a wide-margin winner in a mares' chase latest; well treated if transferring that ability back to this sphere but that is far from certain.

100/30

Form: 652323

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
2m4f hurdle winner (heavy); thereabouts in three of his last four starts, although beaten 19l at Haydock (3m, soft) latest; drops 1lb and should be competitive.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:18 Market Rasen

Awesome Foursome

11st 10lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Not the best of strike-rates (1-17 over hurdles) but placed on all six starts this year, last time finishing runner-up to an easy winner at Ludlow (2m5f, good; visored first time); headgear retained; each-way chance.

5/1

2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Awesome Foursome

11st 10lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

1-13 in handicaps, the win at Perth (2m4f, heavy) last September, but usually gives his running and looks effective from 2m4f to 3m; usually claimer ridden; possibly ideally suited by ground softer than good but should not be far away if the first-time headgear does not have adverse effect.

7/2

2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Awesome Foursome

11st 10lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

1-13 in handicaps, the win at Perth (2m4f, heavy) last September, but usually gives his running and looks effective from 2m4f to 3m; usually claimer ridden; possibly ideally suited by ground softer than good but should not be far away if the first-time headgear does not have adverse effect.

7/2

Form: 4383

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Showed some ability when third in a Leicester novice hurdle (2m4f, heavy) in January; had wind surgery after being well beaten on handicap debut next time; weakened to be 21l third at Wetherby (3m, soft) since then; still early days but does have a bit to prove.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:10 Worcester

Just In A Bit

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Safely held when making the frame in two handicap hurdles this spring (2m7f/3m) and now 0-5 in that sphere; improvement is possible but needed on today's chasing debut.

12/1

4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Just In A Bit

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Showed some ability when third in a Leicester novice hurdle (2m4f, heavy) in January; had wind surgery after being well beaten on handicap debut next time; weakened to be 21l third at Wetherby (3m, soft) since then; still early days but does have a bit to prove.

25/1

4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Just In A Bit

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Showed some ability when third in a Leicester novice hurdle (2m4f, heavy) in January; had wind surgery after being well beaten on handicap debut next time; weakened to be 21l third at Wetherby (3m, soft) since then; still early days but does have a bit to prove.

25/1

Form: 84335

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Has shown glimpses of promise in both novice and handicap company and stepped up slightly on his return from wind surgery when fifth at Plumpton (2m4f, good; first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces) latest; drops 2lb and likely to need more improvement to defy this mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Defi Nonantais

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Joe Tizzard

Has shown glimpses of promise in both novice and handicap company and stepped up slightly on his return from wind surgery when fifth at Plumpton (2m4f, good; first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces) latest; drops 2lb and likely to need more improvement to defy this mark.

20/1

5th

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Defi Nonantais

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Joe Tizzard

Has shown glimpses of promise in both novice and handicap company and stepped up slightly on his return from wind surgery when fifth at Plumpton (2m4f, good; first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces) latest; drops 2lb and likely to need more improvement to defy this mark.

20/1

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

Form: P212FP D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
2m7f hurdle winner (soft) at Chepstow in November off 7lb lower; matched that effort in defeat at Lingfield next time; that form would see him involved but there's a bit to prove after falling in a chase and running no sort of race back over hurdles last time.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

14th Jun 2024

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

19:55 Newton Abbot

Dear Ralphy

12st 1lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Anthony Honeyball

Back in good form lately and finished strongly to double hurdling tally at Fontwell (3m2f, good) on Wednesday; will have 7lb penalty to shoulder if he makes a quick reappearance here but won't mind if the ground softens.

3/1

1st

2

12th Jun 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:43 Fontwell

Dear Ralphy

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Honeyball

held up in rear, not clear run and switched sharply left before 2 out, pushed along and steady headway approaching last, went third but still plenty to do last, edged left but kept on well run-in, ridden to lead against far rail towards finish

7/2

2nd

3

26th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

17:00 Fontwell

Dear Ralphy

11st 5lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

In good form last November, including a Chepstow win (3m, soft), but things haven't panned out for him in three starts this year and although he managed to complete last time, he was still beaten a very long way; best watched for now.

14/1

Form: 498866

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Debut Irish point winner who has shown ability over hurdles without winning; took a step back in the right direction latest but others push stronger claims.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

14th Jul 2024

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

16:30 Stratford

My Girl Katie

11st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

soon prominent

14/1

4th

8

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

20:30 Bangor-on-Dee

My Girl Katie

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

0-14 over hurdles and was well held off lowly mark at Stratford (2m6f, good) four weeks ago; makes no appeal back in a maiden.

16/1

7th

7

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

21:00 Stratford

My Girl Katie

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Grace Harris

0-16 under rules; similar form in defeat the last twice, beaten 7l by No More No here and then by a slightly smaller margin at Market Rasen (2m4f, good); shouldn't be far away.

7/1

Form: P59166 BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Sprang a 25-1 surprise at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in February, when 5lb lower but the handicapper appears to have had her measure since.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:25 Market Rasen

The Midwife

11st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

25-1 winner over C&D in February (good to soft) but hasn't kicked on from there and others appeal more.

25/1

5th

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:25 Market Rasen

The Midwife

11st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

25-1 winner over C&D in February (good to soft) but hasn't kicked on from there and others appeal more.

25/1

8th

10

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

The Midwife

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Grace Harris

Sprang a 25-1 surprise at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in February, when 5lb lower but the handicapper appears to have had her measure since.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: -P0PP3

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Held up when a 2m5f hurdle winner (good to soft) last spring; poor form since then until taking a step back in the right direction at Taunton (3m, soft) latest; each-way player if he can back that up.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Ithaka

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ryan Potter

Far from consistent; best form when winning at Wincanton (off 4lb higher) last spring and third at Taunton on penultimate start; well weighted but isn't a solid option.

16/1

7th

10

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Ithaka

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ryan Potter

Far from consistent; best form when winning at Wincanton (off 4lb higher) last spring and third at Taunton on penultimate start; well weighted but isn't a solid option.

16/1

9th

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Ithaka

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ryan Potter

Held up when a 2m5f hurdle winner (good to soft) last spring; poor form since then until taking a step back in the right direction at Taunton (3m, soft) latest; each-way player if he can back that up.

7/1

Form: -01362 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Raced prominently when a C&D winner (good to soft) off 3lb lower in November; respectable effort to be third at Aintree (3m, heavy) next time; below that level twice since, including when second at Wincanton latest; interesting back here with claimer assigned.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

11

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Moonlight Artist

11st 5lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Raced prominently when a C&D winner (good to soft) off 3lb lower in November; respectable effort to be third at Aintree (3m, heavy) next time; below that level twice since, including when second at Wincanton latest; interesting back here with claimer assigned.

5/1

10th

11

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Moonlight Artist

11st 5lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Raced prominently when a C&D winner (good to soft) off 3lb lower in November; respectable effort to be third at Aintree (3m, heavy) next time; below that level twice since, including when second at Wincanton latest; interesting back here with claimer assigned.

5/1

Form: 8587

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Hasn't yet managed to get competitive in four attempts and probably needs a favour from the handicapper before doing so.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

13

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Captain Marco

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Hasn't yet managed to get competitive in four attempts and probably needs a favour from the handicapper before doing so.

50/1

11th

13

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Captain Marco

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Hasn't yet managed to get competitive in four attempts and probably needs a favour from the handicapper before doing so.

50/1

7th

10

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Captain Marco

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Beaten over 30l and unable to land a telling blow in three maiden/novice hurdles this season (1m7f-2m3f); needs the longer trip to unlock significant improvement on today's handicap debut; stable runs two.

20/1

Form: 36P2P

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Irish point second who was placed in a heavy ground bumper on debut and also in a Kempton novices' hurdle (2m5f, soft) in February; pulled up on handicap debut at Taunton later that month but player if a subsequent wind operation has a positive effect; also has first-time cheekpieces added to the tongue-strap he's worn recently.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Tough Approach

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Irish point second who was placed in a heavy ground bumper on debut and also in a Kempton novices' hurdle (2m5f, soft) in February; pulled up on handicap debut at Taunton later that month but player if a subsequent wind operation has a positive effect; also has first-time cheekpieces added to the tongue-strap he's worn recently.

14/1

12th

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Tough Approach

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Irish point second who was placed in a heavy ground bumper on debut and also in a Kempton novices' hurdle (2m5f, soft) in February; pulled up on handicap debut at Taunton later that month but player if a subsequent wind operation has a positive effect; also has first-time cheekpieces added to the tongue-strap he's worn recently.

14/1

6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Tough Approach

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Early promise in Irish point and bumper; low-key start to hurdle career but he fared better when runner-up to a hotpot at Kempton (2m5f, soft) recently and should do better again on switch to this level over new trip.

9/1

Form: 2136P5

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner at up to 2m5f, including on soft; 2lb lower than when beaten under 2l into third at Ascot (3m, good) last November; below par since then but could be revived down in grade.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Rebel Intentions

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Dual hurdle winner at up to 2m5f, including on soft; 2lb lower than when beaten under 2l into third at Ascot (3m, good) last November; below par since then but could be revived down in grade.

12/1

13th

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Rebel Intentions

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Dual hurdle winner at up to 2m5f, including on soft; 2lb lower than when beaten under 2l into third at Ascot (3m, good) last November; below par since then but could be revived down in grade.

12/1

5th

6

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Rebel Intentions

11st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Doubled hurdling tally with 2m3f course win in November (soft ground) and bettered that performance when close third over an extended 3m here (good) later that month; good claims if judged on that evidence but his next two runs were lacklustre (hurdle/chase) and he now has a point to prove.

9/1

Form: -PP037

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Placed three times at up to 3m1f over hurdles, all on slow ground; well treated on his form of a year ago but plenty to prove based on three starts since wind surgery.
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8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Sea Village

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Oliver Signy

Placed three times at up to 3m1f over hurdles, all on slow ground; well treated on his form of a year ago but plenty to prove based on three starts since wind surgery.

25/1

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Sea Village

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Oliver Signy

Placed three times at up to 3m1f over hurdles, all on slow ground; well treated on his form of a year ago but plenty to prove based on three starts since wind surgery.

25/1

7th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Sea Village

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Oliver Signy

Struggled in first three handicaps but his third of 16 behind Fantomas at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago was much better; contender if able to build on that performance.

7/2

Non-runners

Optimistic Joe

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £52.30
Straight Forecast £39.29
Tricast £389.12
Trifecta £487.50

Selections

POSTDATA:

Cooleenymore

RP RATINGS:

Rebel Intentions

WEST COUNTRY:

Defi Nonantais

Telegraph:

Optimistic Joe

SPOTLIGHT:

Kick Up A Storm

Daily Record:

Moonlight Artist

Daily Mirror:

Awesome Foursome

D Express:

Sea Village

The Times:

Cooleenymore

The Guardian:

Cooleenymore

Daily Mail:

Cooleenymore

The Sun:

Cooleenymore

TOPSPEED:

Rebel Intentions

The Star:

Rebel Intentions