April 21 / 13.57 Wincanton

13.57

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Stay & Spa At The Eastbury Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7846.5
  • 2m 5f 82y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Stay & Spa At The Eastbury Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.60
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 31-438 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
C&D winner in the past but it was over 3m when winning at this week's big Ayr meeting 12 months ago and that's perhaps more her trip these days; on a tough mark anyway and Freddie Gingell has claimed the last twice.
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12

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Sabrina

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Inconsistent but she returned to form with a convincing win in first-time cheekpieces at Wincanton (2m5f, good) three weeks ago; she'll have no problem with the step up in trip; contender if the headgear maintains its effect.

10/1

12

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Sabrina

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Inconsistent but she returned to form with a convincing win in first-time cheekpieces at Wincanton (2m5f, good) three weeks ago; she'll have no problem with the step up in trip; contender if the headgear maintains its effect.

10/1

1st

2

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Sabrina

11st 13lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

C&D winner in the past but it was over 3m when winning at this week's big Ayr meeting 12 months ago and that's perhaps more her trip these days; on a tough mark anyway and Freddie Gingell has claimed the last twice.

14/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 472953

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Right back to form when beaten just over 2l over 2m5f at Kempton (good to soft) a month ago and might have gone close without late interference; that form now looks really strong with last week's Aintree winner Kateira one placed behind, while the fifth (Harbour Lake) and sixth (West Balboa) have also run races of distinction since; well handicapped on that and other form in the past.
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2nd

1

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Irish Hill

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Right back to form when beaten just over 2l over 2m5f at Kempton (good to soft) a month ago and might have gone close without late interference; that form now looks really strong with last week's Aintree winner Kateira one placed behind, while the fifth (Harbour Lake) and sixth (West Balboa) have also run races of distinction since; well handicapped on that and other form in the past.

5/2

2nd

1

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Irish Hill

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Right back to form when beaten just over 2l over 2m5f at Kempton (good to soft) a month ago and might have gone close without late interference; that form now looks really strong with last week's Aintree winner Kateira one placed behind, while the fifth (Harbour Lake) and sixth (West Balboa) have also run races of distinction since; well handicapped on that and other form in the past.

5/2

3rd

6

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Irish Hill

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won three in a row last season (2m3f/2m4f, good/good to soft); 0-7 and mixed form since but he took a step back in the right direction when fifth of 16 at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) last month and may build on that.

4/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 1-8333

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who is coming along steadily over hurdles and wasn't at all disgraced when 10l away on his handicap debut over this far at Kempton; tongue-tie returns with cheekpieces added and there's definite scope for improvement.
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3rd

9

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Katate Dori

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Bumper winner who is coming along steadily over hurdles and wasn't at all disgraced when 10l away on his handicap debut over this far at Kempton; tongue-tie returns with cheekpieces added and there's definite scope for improvement.

4/1

3rd

9

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Katate Dori

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Bumper winner who is coming along steadily over hurdles and wasn't at all disgraced when 10l away on his handicap debut over this far at Kempton; tongue-tie returns with cheekpieces added and there's definite scope for improvement.

4/1

Form: 566-75 CD

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won five times for his previous yard but too quiet for comfort in both starts for this one; had wind surgery but this is a tough race in which to bounce back to form.
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5

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Getalead

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Kevin Pickard

Won five times for his previous yard; had been quiet for this one but it wasn't a bad effort back from wind surgery at Wincanton last time (2m5f, good; beaten 14l); could build on that and, although without a win over this far, he probably stays.

13/2

5

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Getalead

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Kevin Pickard

midfield, dropped to rear and struggling after 4th, detached 6th, pulled up before 7th

13/2

4th

7

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Getalead

11st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Kevin Pickard

Won five times for his previous yard but too quiet for comfort in both starts for this one; had wind surgery but this is a tough race in which to bounce back to form.

25/1

Form: 1245-3

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Sole career win came in a Ludlow handicap chase in February of last year (3m, good); beaten a long way into third on his return from an absence in a 2m4f novice at Huntingdon.
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2nd

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Seigneur Des As

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Win last February came off this mark but he's offered little in two runs over hurdles back from almost a year off, latterly for his new yard a fortnight ago; the return to fences needs to help.

10/1

2nd

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Seigneur Des As

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Win last February came off this mark but he's offered little in two runs over hurdles back from almost a year off, latterly for his new yard a fortnight ago; the return to fences needs to help.

10/1

5th

8

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Seigneur Des As

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harriet Dickin

Sole career win came in a Ludlow handicap chase in February of last year (3m, good); beaten a long way into third on his return from an absence in a 2m4f novice at Huntingdon.

20/1

Form: 264416

Last run: 111 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Narrow winner in the mud at Fontwell in December (2m1f) but was then tailed off at Exeter; that penultimate effort is a standout over hurdles; won a bumper on good.
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5th

4

12th Jun 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

14:43 Fontwell

Thirtyfour Thirty

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Beaten half a length over 3m2f twice last month, his racing lazily and making mistakes likely costing him victory over C&D in the first of those (good); did the basics better in first-time cheekpieces latest, but further 3lb rise for another near-miss isn't helpful; visor goes on.

3/1

2nd

3

30th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Warwick

Thirtyfour Thirty

11st 9lb

J: Miss Megan Bevan

T: Syd Hosie

led

5/1

2nd

4

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:40 Fontwell

Thirtyfour Thirty

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Syd Hosie

Justified support on handicap debut here (2m1f, heavy) in December but he's been disappointing in two runs at 2m5f since; now only 1lb higher than for his win but he has plenty to prove again and is untried at this trip.

6/1

Form: 341P02 D

Last run: 144 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Bumper and maiden hurdle winner for Gordon Elliott; last seen chasing home Ooh Betty in a 2m3f good-ground handicap at Hereford in November and the winner has gone on to better things, including a second at Cheltenham this week behind Festival heroine Golden Ace; interesting.
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5th

1

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:40 Fontwell

Weseekherthere

11st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner for Gordon Elliott; runner-up at Hereford (2m3f, good) on second run for current yard, but she's not easy to predict and was tailed off at Wincanton on her return last month; has something to prove again after that and she's untried beyond 2m5f.

12/1

Form: 1414-U D BF

Last run: 338 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Dual novice winner who was still in with some sort of shout when unseating late on at Aintree a year ago when 2lb higher; would have a chance if returning in the same form and the market can guide in that respect; ground should be ideal.
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8th

5

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Lutinebella

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Dual novice winner who was still in with some sort of shout when unseating late on at Aintree a year ago when 2lb higher; would have a chance if returning in the same form and the market can guide in that respect; ground should be ideal.

8/1

8th

5

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Lutinebella

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Dual novice winner who was still in with some sort of shout when unseating late on at Aintree a year ago when 2lb higher; would have a chance if returning in the same form and the market can guide in that respect; ground should be ideal.

8/1

2

19th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

20:15 Aintree

Lutinebella

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Dual novice winner last season and ran well from the front when fourth in Listed event at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; could be well treated for today's handicap debut; commands respect.

15/8

Form: 6-2211

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Has form figures of 211 since the cheekpieces were added and it was with a good deal of authority he won a valuable 2m4f handicap at Worcester (good to soft) in September; 8lb higher now but Thomasina Eyston's claim takes care of most of that; goes well fresh and has obvious claims.
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3rd

1

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 2

15:48 Market Rasen

Ike Sport

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

in touch with leaders, hampered 1st, midfield after 3rd

6/1

1st

14

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Ike Sport

10st 9lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Neil Mulholland

Improved for cheekpieces in the middle of 2023, and it was with a good deal of authority that he won at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) in September; swerved right and ran out before halfway at Wincanton last Sunday after a seven-month absence; if that was a one-off he could still have untapped potential and his 7lb claimer rode a winner for the yard earlier in the week.

16/1

1st

14

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Ike Sport

10st 9lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Neil Mulholland

Improved for cheekpieces in the middle of 2023, and it was with a good deal of authority that he won at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) in September; swerved right and ran out before halfway at Wincanton last Sunday after a seven-month absence; if that was a one-off he could still have untapped potential and his 7lb claimer rode a winner for the yard earlier in the week.

16/1

Form: 14-11F BF

Last run: 121 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Beat the same rival in winning two minor hurdles at Hereford (2m3f, good) and was on the retreat when coming down on handicap debut at Ascot (2m5f, good to soft); competes here off an untouched mark but it's still relatively early days.
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11th

6

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 2

15:48 Market Rasen

Magic Seven

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

jumped left throughout, prominent, lost position before 3rd, soon midfield

14/1

4

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Magic Seven

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Beat the same rival in winning two minor hurdles at Hereford (2m3f, good) and was on the retreat when coming down on handicap debut at Ascot (2m5f, good to soft); competes here off an untouched mark but it's still relatively early days.

7/1

4

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Magic Seven

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Beat the same rival in winning two minor hurdles at Hereford (2m3f, good) and was on the retreat when coming down on handicap debut at Ascot (2m5f, good to soft); competes here off an untouched mark but it's still relatively early days.

7/1

Form: 212135

Last run: 209 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Not at his best last time at Warwick (3m1f) but was having a very solid season up until then, albeit at about 3m+; this drop in distance is a big enough concern to look elsewhere.
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1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Very well suited by this C&D and good ground but returned from break with a disappointing effort (albeit without usual cheekpieces) three weeks ago and, even if back on song, probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

14/1

1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Very well suited by this C&D and good ground but returned from break with a disappointing effort (albeit without usual cheekpieces) three weeks ago and, even if back on song, probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

14/1

6

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Nickelsonthedime

11st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Not at his best last time at Warwick (3m1f) but was having a very solid season up until then, albeit at about 3m+; this drop in distance is a big enough concern to look elsewhere.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £23.10
Straight Forecast £41.98
Tricast £158.31
Trifecta £321.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Irish Hill

RP RATINGS:

Ike Sport

The Star:

Magic Seven

Daily Mirror:

Lutinebella

Telegraph:

Sabrina

TOPSPEED:

Ike Sport

The Sun:

Ike Sport

Daily Record:

Ike Sport

POSTDATA:

Irish Hill

WEST COUNTRY:

Irish Hill

The Times:

Irish Hill

D Express:

Irish Hill