May 18 / 20.03 Uttoxeter

20.03

Good

Quinnbet Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Quinnbet Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: /4207-

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Placed in a Newbury maiden hurdle (2m, soft) last December; wasn't far off that level but was too free when stepped up in trip at Ascot (2m3f, good) latest; should appreciate the return to shorter for his handicap debut but more needed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Strutter

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Placed in a Newbury maiden hurdle (2m, soft) last December; wasn't far off that level but was too free when stepped up in trip at Ascot (2m3f, good) latest; should appreciate the return to shorter for his handicap debut but more needed.

3/1

1st

2

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Strutter

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Placed in a Newbury maiden hurdle (2m, soft) last December; wasn't far off that level but was too free when stepped up in trip at Ascot (2m3f, good) latest; should appreciate the return to shorter for his handicap debut but more needed.

3/1

7th

11

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 3f 58y

Class 3

13:35 Ascot

Strutter

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Hooded for all runs bar his debut; encouraging efforts on two visits to Newbury (bumper/maiden hurdle) before stopping very quickly at Huntingdon two months ago; even if back on song he's probably up against it, and Nico De Boinville rides stablemate Old Time Chaser.

16/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 2274- BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat winner at up to 1m2f; placed twice in slow ground 2m juvenile hurdles; raced freely and beaten over 11l when favourite on last month's handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good); drops 1lb; probable player if settling.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Orchestra

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Dual Flat winner at up to 1m2f on good to soft; below par when returning from a break at Kempton (2m, good) in April; back in better form when headed close home over C&D (good to soft) latest; up 1lb; player.

7/2

2nd

6

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Orchestra

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Dual Flat winner at up to 1m2f; placed twice in slow ground 2m juvenile hurdles; raced freely and beaten over 11l when favourite on last month's handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good); drops 1lb; probable player if settling.

6/1

2nd

6

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Orchestra

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Dual Flat winner at up to 1m2f; placed twice in slow ground 2m juvenile hurdles; raced freely and beaten over 11l when favourite on last month's handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good); drops 1lb; probable player if settling.

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: U1P2-2 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Soft ground 2m chase winner in February, when 12lb lower; went close in that discipline (2m3f, heavy) on his penultimate start and also when back over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) latest; up 5lb; respected.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

30th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:08 Ffos Las

Thatza Dazzler

11st 8lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

12lb lower when winning over fences in February but has posted three good runs on the bounce now, the last two over hurdles (2m, good to soft); sure to be involved if holding his form.

11/4

3rd

9

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Thatza Dazzler

10st 12lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Soft ground 2m chase winner in February, when 12lb lower; went close in that discipline (2m3f, heavy) on his penultimate start and also when back over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) latest; up 5lb; respected.

6/1

3rd

9

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Thatza Dazzler

10st 12lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Soft ground 2m chase winner in February, when 12lb lower; went close in that discipline (2m3f, heavy) on his penultimate start and also when back over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) latest; up 5lb; respected.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 50446-

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Had been gradually going the right way until a below par effort on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) latest; drops 2lb; more needed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

LAllier

11st 11lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Michael Wigham

Had been gradually going the right way until a below par effort on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) latest; drops 2lb; more needed.

20/1

4th

3

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

LAllier

11st 11lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Michael Wigham

Had been gradually going the right way until a below par effort on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) latest; drops 2lb; more needed.

20/1

6th

8

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

18:45 Huntingdon

LAllier

11st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Michael Wigham

Fourth on both hurdle starts, most recently in a big field at Wetherby (2m, soft); improvement needed off his opening mark but this 5yo is unexposed and could have more to offer.

14/1

Form: 753/1- D

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Built on the promise he showed at Plumpton when a comfortable 8l winner at Kempton (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) on his handicap debut last month; up 10lb for that and 5lb-claiming rider is enlisted; player.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

26th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:35 Fontwell

Happy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Did it well when making a successful handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) last month after a year off; up 10lb when only fifth of 11 at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) eight days ago, but only two flights were jumped so it's probably best to forgive that; shortlisted.

3/1

2nd

1

26th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:35 Fontwell

Happy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Did it well when making a successful handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) last month after a year off; up 10lb when only fifth of 11 at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) eight days ago, but only two flights were jumped so it's probably best to forgive that; shortlisted.

3/1

5th

1

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Happy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Built on the promise he showed at Plumpton when a comfortable 8l winner at Kempton (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) on his handicap debut last month; up 10lb for that and 5lb-claiming rider is enlisted; player.

7/2

Form: 0553-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Steadily going the right way, as shown when beaten around 6l into third at Kempton (2m, good) on last month's handicap debut; drops 1lb; should be involved.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

16:50 Market Rasen

Albert Park

11st 9lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Nigel Hawke

0-5 over hurdles but was placed on handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good) in April and didn't run badly in a somewhat unsatisfactory race last month; remains one to be intertested in.

6/1

6th

8

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Albert Park

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Steadily going the right way, as shown when beaten around 6l into third at Kempton (2m, good) on last month's handicap debut; drops 1lb; should be involved.

7/1

6th

8

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Albert Park

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Steadily going the right way, as shown when beaten around 6l into third at Kempton (2m, good) on last month's handicap debut; drops 1lb; should be involved.

7/1

Form: 7594-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
8-1, ridden prominently before fading to be 29l fourth on his handicap and stable debut at Exeter (2m2f, good) last month; drops 1lb; early days and no surprise if he is able to see his effort through better now back again in trip.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Electric Eddy

11st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Didn't last home from the front when upped to 2m2f at Exeter on stable debut in April but shaped more encouragingly when settled just off the pace back at 2m when a 6l seventh of 11 at Uttoxeter (good to soft) in May; bit more needed again but Finn Lambert's 3lb claim can help.

6/1

7th

4

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Electric Eddy

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

8-1, ridden prominently before fading to be 29l fourth on his handicap and stable debut at Exeter (2m2f, good) last month; drops 1lb; early days and no surprise if he is able to see his effort through better now back again in trip.

9/1

7th

4

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Electric Eddy

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

8-1, ridden prominently before fading to be 29l fourth on his handicap and stable debut at Exeter (2m2f, good) last month; drops 1lb; early days and no surprise if he is able to see his effort through better now back again in trip.

9/1

Form: 60073-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Runner up in a good ground maiden bumper this time last year; hasn't built on that over hurdles but took a step in the right direction at Kempton (2m, good) latest; could be involved if able to build on that.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

14

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

12:40 Worcester

Exclusive Getaway

10st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Placed off today's lowly mark on handicap hurdle debut at Kempton (2m, good) in April and didn't run badly in a somewhat unsatisfactory race at Uttoxeter last month; back up in trip for today's chasing debut and has possibilities if he takes well to fences.

10/1

8th

10

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Exclusive Getaway

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Runner up in a good ground maiden bumper this time last year; hasn't built on that over hurdles but took a step in the right direction at Kempton (2m, good) latest; could be involved if able to build on that.

10/1

8th

10

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Exclusive Getaway

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Runner up in a good ground maiden bumper this time last year; hasn't built on that over hurdles but took a step in the right direction at Kempton (2m, good) latest; could be involved if able to build on that.

10/1

Form: 86987-

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Beaten a long way at big prices in all five starts; tongue-tie now tried.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

11

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Square Du Roule

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Beaten a long way at big prices in all five starts; tongue-tie now tried.

66/1

9th

11

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Square Du Roule

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Beaten a long way at big prices in all five starts; tongue-tie now tried.

66/1

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:35 Wincanton

Square Du Roule

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Beaten 27l in his first bumper and a lot further since then, the last twice over hurdles.

100/1

Form: 1/454- D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Won a good ground Fakenham bumper for Milton Harris in 2021; inconsistent in three starts since returning from a long absence; initial mark not obviously attractive.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

5

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Coin Basket

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Won a good ground Fakenham bumper for Milton Harris in 2021; inconsistent in three starts since returning from a long absence; initial mark not obviously attractive.

10/1

10th

5

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Coin Basket

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Won a good ground Fakenham bumper for Milton Harris in 2021; inconsistent in three starts since returning from a long absence; initial mark not obviously attractive.

10/1

4th

7

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Coin Basket

10st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Won a good-ground Fakenham bumper for Milton Harris in April 2022; didn't run badly in a Plumpton novice on her return from a long absence but failed to build on that at Chepstow on stable debut; opposable.

12/1

20/1

Form: 29756-

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Placed in a French claiming hurdle last September (2m1f, soft); well beaten in first four starts for this trainer, the latest when 12-1 on his handicap debut at Plumpton (2m4f, soft); more needed.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

7

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Kauto Kawai

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Placed in a French claiming hurdle last September (2m1f, soft); well beaten in first four starts for this trainer, the latest when 12-1 on his handicap debut at Plumpton (2m4f, soft); more needed.

20/1

11th

7

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Kauto Kawai

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Placed in a French claiming hurdle last September (2m1f, soft); well beaten in first four starts for this trainer, the latest when 12-1 on his handicap debut at Plumpton (2m4f, soft); more needed.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £28.70
Straight Forecast £33.51
Tricast £178.11
Trifecta £138.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Happy Boy

TOPSPEED:

Orchestra

The Star:

Exclusive Getaway

The Times:

Albert Park

WEST COUNTRY:

Orchestra

Telegraph:

Orchestra

Daily Mail:

Orchestra

Daily Mirror:

Orchestra

RP RATINGS:

Happy Boy

POSTDATA:

Happy Boy

The Guardian:

Happy Boy

D Express:

Happy Boy

The Sun:

Happy Boy

Daily Record:

Happy Boy