April 19 / 16.05 Fontwell

16.05

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 1f 162y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 66-634

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Sister to 2m hurdle winner Some Spin; showed ability in bumpers and there has been some promise in her three hurdle runs, including a third of six at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January; looks open to progress now switched to a handicap and she's an interesting contender.
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3rd

11

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Worcester

Bethpage

10st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

held up in rear, headway before 3 out

9/2

1st

1

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:55 Southwell

Bethpage

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Scored on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m1f, good) in April and was evidently suited by the longer trip when following up with fairly cosy success at Ludlow (2m5f, good) last month; latest 4lb rise does not look excessive, and she might still be on the upgrade; commands respect.

9/4

1st

3

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Bethpage

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Has shown some ability on all starts and won eight-runner race at Fontwell (2m1f, good) by 4l last time on handicap debut; up 5lb and this is a marked step up in trip but she kept on well last time; shortlisted.

9/4

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 46-657

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Wasn't beaten far in her final bumper and she shaped with promise in big-field events in first two hurdle runs; had a daunting task behind Golden Ace at Taunton last time and this is much more realistic on her handicap debut; one of two runners for Emma Lavelle and she needs a close look.
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8th

2

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

20:00 Stratford

Lady Caro

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Best effort over hurdles came when favourite and second when trying to make all at Fontwell (2m1f, good) last month; below par when upped to 2m3f back there latest; each-way player back down in trip.

9/1

6th

1

8th May 2024

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

20:10 Fontwell

Lady Caro

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

0-7 but was a well-backed favourite on handicap debut here (2m1f, good) last month and she gave it a good shot from the front before finishing runner-up behind a stablemate who went off at 11-4; open to more progress in handicaps and this new trip should be within range on pedigree; key player.

2/1

6th

1

8th May 2024

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

20:10 Fontwell

Lady Caro

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

0-7 but was a well-backed favourite on handicap debut here (2m1f, good) last month and she gave it a good shot from the front before finishing runner-up behind a stablemate who went off at 11-4; open to more progress in handicaps and this new trip should be within range on pedigree; key player.

2/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: -92275

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Disappointing at Newton Abbot when last seen in October but the step up to 2m5f may have backfired and she enters the reckoning on her second in a novice there (2m2f, good to soft) last summer; this is only her third handicap and she's not ruled out on her return.
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3rd

7

21st Jul 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

15:05 Newton Abbot

Ryders Rock

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Maiden; has enough handicap form to think she can find a race; lesser effort when cheekpieces were fitted 13 days ago but a previous Stratford third (2m, good) puts her in this picture.

10/1

9th

7

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Ryders Rock

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed on two of her three appearances this year, more recently when finishing well to snatch third at Stratford (2m, good) last month; now 0-9 over hurdles but has a fighting chance if first-time cheekpieces aid her cause here (runner-up twice in blinkers last year).

12/1

3rd

6

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

Ryders Rock

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Stayed on to grab third at Fontwell (2m1f, good) in April, after a break, but didn't really build on that performance the following month and is now 0-8 over hurdles.

7/1

Form: P-8565

Last run: 229 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Won an Irish point in April 2021 but she's 0-10 under rules and has form figures of PP8565 in handicaps (2m3f-2m7f); mark continues to fall but she needs a transformation on this big drop back in trip; hood and tongue-tie return.
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7th

10

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:58 Market Rasen

Trickalight

10st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

prominent, weakened before 2 out

6/1

7th

10

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:58 Market Rasen

Trickalight

10st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

prominent, weakened before 2 out

6/1

2nd

10

8th May 2024

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

20:10 Fontwell

Trickalight

10st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Irish point winner who is 0-11 under rules, but she kept on well from off the pace and was only beaten around 5l here (2m1f, good) on her return last month; should benefit from that run and she's not ruled out back up in trip; hood removed.

12/1

Form: 12P845

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Won a Ludlow handicap (2m5f, good) off 1lb lower last May but she's not gone on from that and was a well-held fifth at Huntington 18 days ago; record now stands at 1-11 and she has something to prove back in trip; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.
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5th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Happy Index

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Paul Webber

raced in second, lost second after 3 out, weakened and lost two places final 110yds

8/1

5th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Happy Index

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Paul Webber

Won a Ludlow handicap (2m5f, good) off 1lb lower last May but she's not gone on from that and was a well-held fifth at Huntington 18 days ago; record now stands at 1-11 and she has something to prove back in trip; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

8/1

5th

9

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Happy Index

10st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Paul Webber

led, not fluent 1st, headed and prominent 2nd

11/2

Form: 569F-P

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Showed some ability in qualifying runs and she hadn't been shaken off when taking an heavy fall two out on her handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last March; seemed to need the run at Wincanton on her comeback in February and this return to forecast quicker ground looks a positive; one to keep an eye on.
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1st

2

21st Jul 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

15:05 Newton Abbot

Konigin Isabella

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Had been vulnerable in handicaps this year but she ran better at Stratford two starts ago and there was nothing wrong with her attitude when a narrow winner over C&D (good) in June; has gone back up 4lb but in good heart and likely to go well.

7/2

1st

6

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:00 Newton Abbot

Konigin Isabella

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Raced prominently before proving one paced at Stratford last time (2m, good) when just behind Queen Of Steel; that was better, though.

8/1

Form: 58-45

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Two AW wins on the Flat including at Southwell (1m3f) on her penultimate run last month; 0-4 over hurdles but was a respectable fifth of 13 in a Taunton handicap (2m, soft) in January and she still has potential in this sphere; could be dangerous back over hurdles.
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7th

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Opticality

11st 1lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Mitchell Hunt

Two AW wins on the Flat including at Southwell (1m3f) on her penultimate run last month; 0-4 over hurdles but was a respectable fifth of 13 in a Taunton handicap (2m, soft) in January and she still has potential in this sphere; could be dangerous back over hurdles.

11/2

7th

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Opticality

11st 1lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Mitchell Hunt

held up in rear, mistake 3rd, weakened 2 out, tailed off

11/2

11th

9

(6)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Opticality

9st 5lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Mitchell Hunt

in touch with leaders

7/2

Form: 009500

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish mare who has not finished closer than 34l to a winner in her six hurdle runs including two handicaps; has not been with her new yard for long but she needs major improvement back in trip.
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8th

8

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Phoebes Charm

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Clare Hobson

Hasn't finished withing 25l of the winner in six starts over hurdles; first-time hood will need to have a dramatic effect from 8lb out of the handicap.

33/1

8th

8

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Phoebes Charm

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Clare Hobson

Hasn't finished withing 25l of the winner in six starts over hurdles; first-time hood will need to have a dramatic effect from 8lb out of the handicap.

33/1

8th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Phoebes Charm

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Clare Hobson

jumped slightly right throughout, prominent throughout, weakened after 6th, tailed off

33/1

Form: 7-1835 C

Last run: 259 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Won a good-ground bumper here last May; no impact in three hurdle runs last summer but it is still early days in this sphere and she should have a future in handicaps; needs watching in market back from 259 days off.
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6th

5

1st Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

Mays Hill

11st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

0-5 over hurdles but bumped into a big improver and had a next-time-out winner behind her when second over C&D (good) last month; competes off same mark today; likely contender.

5/2

2nd

8

13th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

21:00 Worcester

Mays Hill

10st 10lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Bumper winner who is still unexposed over hurdles; lacked the pace to land a telling blow on recent handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) but kept on well and was beaten under 5l in the end; that was her first run since last summer and it might have done her good.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £8.20
Straight Forecast £8.02
Tricast £50.07
Trifecta £53.70

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Mays Hill

The Times:

Lady Caro

POSTDATA:

Happy Index

SPOTLIGHT:

Bethpage

Daily Mail:

Ryder's Rock

D Express:

Opticality

Telegraph:

Mays Hill

Daily Mirror:

Mays Hill

Daily Record:

Mays Hill

The Guardian:

Lady Caro

The Sun:

Lady Caro

The Star:

Happy Index