April 23 / 17.15 Southwell

17.15

Good To Soft

Read Harry Cobden’s Blog At Planet Sport Bet Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4066.37
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Read Harry Cobden’s Blog At Planet Sport Bet Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 533112 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Struck form in February, winning handicaps at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) and Huntingdon (2m, soft); no match for much improved rival when well-held second at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) last month but remains of interest.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Nordic Tiger

11st 8lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

Struck form in February, winning handicaps at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) and Huntingdon (2m, soft); no match for much improved rival when well-held second at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) last month but remains of interest.

5/1

1st

8

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Nordic Tiger

11st 8lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

Struck form in February, winning handicaps at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) and Huntingdon (2m, soft); no match for much improved rival when well-held second at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) last month but remains of interest.

5/1

2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:30 Plumpton

Nordic Tiger

11st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

in touch with leaders, went second 5th, pushed along and outpaced when not fluent 2 out, ridden and no impression run-in, no match for winner

7/4

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -2270U

Last run: 71 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Seems to have developed a tendency to race lazily but is well handicapped on some of his placed form in stronger races than this last year and would probably have finished second in first-time blinkers at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in February but for a last-flight fall; cheekpieces back on today.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

15:58 Market Rasen

Kaleb

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

midfield, headway after 3 out, pushed along and went third before 2 out, good jump last, led final 110yds, kept on well

7/2

1st

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

15:58 Market Rasen

Kaleb

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

midfield, headway after 3 out, pushed along and went third before 2 out, good jump last, led final 110yds, kept on well

7/2

2nd

1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Kaleb

12st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Seems to have developed a tendency to race lazily but is well handicapped on some of his placed form in stronger races than this last year and would probably have finished second in first-time blinkers at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in February but for a last-flight fall; cheekpieces back on today.

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: /PP324 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Promising novice hurdler for Paul Nicholls in 2021 but, following a mammoth absence, has largely been disappointing for new stable this season; weakened quickly in home straight over C&D last month; visor is the headgear of choice today.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

4th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:20 Southwell

Pozo Emery

11st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

in touch with leaders

5/1

1st

7

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Pozo Emery

11st 10lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Former winner for Paul Nicholls who has come a long way down the weights; made the frame over C&D two weeks ago with the visor back on and has each-way claims once more.

7/1

1st

7

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Pozo Emery

11st 10lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Former winner for Paul Nicholls who has come a long way down the weights; made the frame over C&D two weeks ago with the visor back on and has each-way claims once more.

7/1

Form: 331410 C

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Won three 2m hurdle races last year (one here) but the latest was in plating company and he was below form on latest outing in November; not sure to be suited by this move back up in trip; others preferred.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

1st Jun 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

16:15 Hexham

Allbetsoff

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

C&D winner (good); testing ground is a concern, while his mark suggests that he might find a few too good even if handling conditions.

8/1

8th

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Allbetsoff

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Last year's three wins were on good or good to soft at about 2m; seemed to see out the 2m4f fine here two weeks ago when just behind Pozo Emery; that was after quite a break so he might be sharper this time.

7/1

8th

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Allbetsoff

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Last year's three wins were on good or good to soft at about 2m; seemed to see out the 2m4f fine here two weeks ago when just behind Pozo Emery; that was after quite a break so he might be sharper this time.

7/1

6/1

Form: 21-327 BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 6yo who did well to finish second at Warwick (2m, soft) in January, having become detached from the others after a first-flight jumping error; reportedly unsuited by the heavy ground when well beaten at Doncaster month; moves up in trip here and can go very well if back on song.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Klitschko

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Low-mileage 6yo who did well to finish second at Warwick (2m, soft) in January, having become detached from the others after a first-flight jumping error; reportedly unsuited by the heavy ground when well beaten at Doncaster month; moves up in trip here and can go very well if back on song.

6/1

5th

4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Klitschko

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Low-mileage 6yo who did well to finish second at Warwick (2m, soft) in January, having become detached from the others after a first-flight jumping error; reportedly unsuited by the heavy ground when well beaten at Doncaster month; moves up in trip here and can go very well if back on song.

6/1

7th

6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Klitschko

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Low-mileage 6yo who did well to finish second at Warwick (2m, soft) in January, having become detached from the others after a first-flight jumping error; 1lb lower here and must be considered.

11/4

Form: 01123P

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Displayed sudden jolt of improvement to win twice at Catterick (1m7f, soft) in early part of this year and the form of his subsequent Newcaslte second (2m1f, heavy) reads well; unexposed over this sort of trip but needs to bounce back from a poor performance four weeks ago.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Letthedustsettle

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Displayed sudden jolt of improvement to win twice at Catterick (1m7f, soft) in early part of this year and the form of his subsequent Newcaslte second (2m1f, heavy) reads well; unexposed over this sort of trip but needs to bounce back from a poor performance four weeks ago.

10/1

6th

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Letthedustsettle

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Displayed sudden jolt of improvement to win twice at Catterick (1m7f, soft) in early part of this year and the form of his subsequent Newcaslte second (2m1f, heavy) reads well; unexposed over this sort of trip but needs to bounce back from a poor performance four weeks ago.

10/1

3

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:20 Exeter

Letthedustsettle

11st 13lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

Won two in a row at Catterick earlier this year (1m7f, soft) then runner-up in warm race at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy); didn't quite see out 3m1f when fair third of four at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) three weeks ago and today's distance could be ideal for this 6yo, who remains unexposed.

9/2

Form: 21211P C BF

Last run: 266 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Triple hurdle winner in cheekpieces or a visor in early part of this this season; seemed to take form to whole new level when scoring by 39l here (3m, good) on latest occasion but not seen since a poor run last August and his headgear is missing.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

24th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

17:55 Hereford

Basford

12st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jennie Candlish

Took form to new level when winning twice in a visor last June/July (2m5f/3m, good); needs to prove he can cope with a mark this high but returned from layoff with satisfactory run last month and has the visor refitted here.

13/2

6th

2

24th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

17:55 Hereford

Basford

12st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jennie Candlish

Took form to new level when winning twice in a visor last June/July (2m5f/3m, good); needs to prove he can cope with a mark this high but returned from layoff with satisfactory run last month and has the visor refitted here.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 234P44

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Useful chaser at his best but a tricky horse to win with and has been out of form since the winter; on a tempting mark for this British hurdling debut but others have more pressing claims.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

6th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:43 Uttoxeter

Yes Indeed

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

1-16 as a chaser; well handicapped on his peak form but he had a quiet winter and that rolled into the spring; much depends on what the visor might bring and that angle makes him hard to rule out.

9/1

8th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Yes Indeed

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Useful chaser at his best but a tricky horse to win with and has been out of form since the winter; on a tempting mark for this British hurdling debut but others have more pressing claims.

12/1

8th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Yes Indeed

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Useful chaser at his best but a tricky horse to win with and has been out of form since the winter; on a tempting mark for this British hurdling debut but others have more pressing claims.

12/1

Form: 321-5P

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Triple hurdle winner in early part of 2022-23 season (2m-2m1f) but returned from layoff with heavy defeat last spring and again disappointed when back in action last month; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Kerosine Light

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Triple hurdle winner in early part of 2022-23 season (2m-2m1f) but returned from layoff with heavy defeat last spring and again disappointed when back in action last month; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

33/1

9th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Kerosine Light

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Triple hurdle winner in early part of 2022-23 season (2m-2m1f) but returned from layoff with heavy defeat last spring and again disappointed when back in action last month; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

33/1

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Kerosine Light

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won three handicaps at around 2m on good ground in 2022; not at his best on his only run in 2023 (May); had form on soft ground when in Ireland and could go well back after a break.

17/2

Form: 5/P46-

Last run: 482 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Out of form over fences towards end of 2022 and returned from one-year absence with string of disappointing AW runs starting in December; has too much to prove on first hurdling start since 2021.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Nelson River

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Tony Carroll

Returned from one-year absence with string of disappointing AW runs starting in December and was well beaten when back over hurdles last month; drops back from 2m4f with first-time blinkers fitted today.

50/1

7th

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Nelson River

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Tony Carroll

Returned from one-year absence with string of disappointing AW runs starting in December and was well beaten when back over hurdles last month; drops back from 2m4f with first-time blinkers fitted today.

50/1

10th

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Nelson River

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Tony Carroll

Out of form over fences towards end of 2022 and returned from one-year absence with string of disappointing AW runs starting in December; has too much to prove on first hurdling start since 2021.

50/1

Non-runners

Billy Boi Blue, Intimate, Captains Pick

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £24.50
Straight Forecast £21.89
Tricast £309.31
Trifecta £229.80

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Nordic Tiger

SPOTLIGHT:

Klitschko

The Times:

Intimate

WEST COUNTRY:

Billy Boi Blue

Daily Mirror:

Basford

POSTDATA:

Nordic Tiger

LAMBOURN:

Nordic Tiger

Telegraph:

Nordic Tiger

Daily Mail:

Nordic Tiger

Daily Record:

Nordic Tiger

The Star:

Intimate

TOPSPEED:

Klitschko

The Guardian:

Klitschko

D Express:

Klitschko

The Sun:

Billy Boi Blue