May 18 / 20.33 Uttoxeter

20.33

Good

Debbie Kent Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 3f 207y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Debbie Kent Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 8902-1 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
No joy in three points but he's gradually got his act together over hurdles and got off the mark with a clearcut win at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) 11 days ago; up 12lb but he beat a clear second with plenty in hand last time and he's still unexposed in this sphere; major player.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

30th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Ffos Las

Jasmin De Grugy

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

Improving hurdler who went up 12lb for beating Crossbeau here and had matters in control when left clear at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft); up another 8lb but has the scope to deal with that.

11/8

1st

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Jasmin De Grugy

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

No joy in three points but he's gradually got his act together over hurdles and got off the mark with a clearcut win at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) 11 days ago; up 12lb but he beat a clear second with plenty in hand last time and he's still unexposed in this sphere; major player.

5/4

1st

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Jasmin De Grugy

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

No joy in three points but he's gradually got his act together over hurdles and got off the mark with a clearcut win at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) 11 days ago; up 12lb but he beat a clear second with plenty in hand last time and he's still unexposed in this sphere; major player.

5/4

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5/522-

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Unbeaten in two bumpers on good ground; 0-5 over hurdles but he ran his best race in this sphere when strong-finishing second of 16 at Taunton (2m, good) last month; up 2lb but he was beaten around only 2l last time and is open to more progress over hurdles; interesting contender back up in trip and drying ground would be a positive.
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1st

3

4th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:48 Perth

Earth Cry

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Arrives on the up, cosily bagging 2m3f Fontwell handicap hurdle 22 days ago; he's not taken lightly despite a 5lb rise in the weights.

3/1

1st

1

12th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

17:18 Fontwell

Earth Cry

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Unbeaten in two bumpers on good ground; 0-6 over hurdles but runner-up on all three occasions since the tongue-tie went on and he was switched to handicaps (2m-2m4f); unfortunate to bump into an improver (won since) at Uttoxeter on latest start; return to good ground will suit and he commands plenty of respect off the same mark.

6/4

2nd

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Earth Cry

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Unbeaten in two bumpers on good ground; 0-5 over hurdles but he ran his best race in this sphere when strong-finishing second of 16 at Taunton (2m, good) last month; up 2lb but he was beaten around only 2l last time and is open to more progress over hurdles; interesting contender back up in trip and drying ground would be a positive.

4/1

50/1

  • Place: £10.70

Form: 8088P-

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in her first three hurdle runs before pulled up at another big price on her handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good) last month; cheekpieces now go on and she's 2lb out of the weights; yard also runs Earth Cry.
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5th

9

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:55 Southwell

Bella Cavalla

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

Struggled on handicap debut in April but, with cheekpieces added, belied 66-1 odds when keeping-on third of 13 at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) last month; effectively 1lb higher here but further progress is possible.

10/1

3rd

13

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Bella Cavalla

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

Tailed off in her first three hurdle runs before pulled up at another big price on her handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good) last month; cheekpieces now go on and she's 2lb out of the weights; yard also runs Earth Cry.

50/1

Form: 56054-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Won a Fakenham maiden (2m, good) last summer but that was a four-runner race and he's not threatened since; dropped another 2b but he needs to raise his game significantly after a second wind operation.
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7th

15

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

State Of Bliss

10st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Didn't run badly when fifth of ten at Fontwell (2m3f, good) this month and continues to slip down the weights but is only 1-12 over hurdles and others in this field have much more appealing profiles.

20/1

5th

5

12th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

16:43 Fontwell

State Of Bliss

11st 3lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Won four-runner maiden (2m, good) a year ago but yet to make an impact in handicaps as a hurdler; didn't run badly when fourth at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft; first run back from a second wind operation) last month but failed to build on that at Fakenham last time.

9/1

Form: 724P-P

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
0-7 under rules and he's been pulled up at big prices in both his handicaps, including behind Jasmin De Grugy at Ffos Las 11 days ago.
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5th

10

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Go On Ya Goodthing

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

0-7 under rules and he's been pulled up at big prices in both his handicaps, including behind Jasmin De Grugy at Ffos Las 11 days ago.

33/1

5th

10

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Go On Ya Goodthing

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

0-7 under rules and he's been pulled up at big prices in both his handicaps, including behind Jasmin De Grugy at Ffos Las 11 days ago.

33/1

7

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:55 Ffos Las

Go On Ya Goodthing

10st 10lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

led, headed 6th, soon pushed along and lost position, dropped to last and pulled up after 7th

50/1

Form: 11167- D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Hold-up performer who won three in a row (2m/2m4f) on good ground last summer; has struggled in two runs in the mud this spring but he's now only 1lb higher than for last success and could rediscover his spark back in quicker conditions; not ruled out.
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3rd

4

18th Jul 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:55 Worcester

No Way Pedro

11st 11lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

Won three in a row last summer, two when ridden by Beau Morgan, and gained a third Worcester win when appreciating the step back up to this trip ten days ago; has 7lb penalty but Beau Morgan returns with his 5lb claim, so another bold bid looks on the cards.

5/1

1st

9

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Worcester

No Way Pedro

11st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

Won three in a row last summer (2m-2m4f) and seems gradually to have worked his way back to form this year; not yet proven over this far but ran well over 2m4f here last month; could have a say.

10/1

4th

8

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Worcester

No Way Pedro

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

Summer 2023 good-ground hat-trick included two wins under Beau Morgan and successes at Worcester over 2m and C&D; modest 2024 so far but 3m trip asked too much latest; 4lb below last winning mark and may revive.

33/1

Form: 686-

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Always behind and beaten 29l or more in his three qualifying runs but it's still very early days for this well-bred 5yo and he now switches to a handicap; possible improver and he needs watching in the market.
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7th

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Stick With Me Sam

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

Always behind and beaten 29l or more in his three qualifying runs but it's still very early days for this well-bred 5yo and he now switches to a handicap; possible improver and he needs watching in the market.

25/1

7th

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Stick With Me Sam

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

Always behind and beaten 29l or more in his three qualifying runs but it's still very early days for this well-bred 5yo and he now switches to a handicap; possible improver and he needs watching in the market.

25/1

6th

11

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Southwell

Stick With Me Sam

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

150-1 for novice hurdle at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) and maiden at Doncaster (2m3f, good) this winter, with better effort on debut but still plenty to find and he needs to improve his jumping; hooded first time.

50/1

Form: 5376P-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Some promise in bumpers but he's not achieved much over hurdles and was pulled up on his handicap debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy; 25-1) last month; can only be watched until he shows some positive signs in this sphere.
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4th

10

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Worcester

Magical Arthur

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Soundly beaten in first two handicaps for Philip Kirby (both over 2m4f this spring) and is now with a new stable; may benefit from today's return to good ground; worth a glance in the betting.

25/1

8th

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Magical Arthur

11st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Some promise in bumpers but he's not achieved much over hurdles and was pulled up on his handicap debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy; 25-1) last month; can only be watched until he shows some positive signs in this sphere.

25/1

8th

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Magical Arthur

11st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Some promise in bumpers but he's not achieved much over hurdles and was pulled up on his handicap debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy; 25-1) last month; can only be watched until he shows some positive signs in this sphere.

25/1

Form: 6F03-3

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
14-race maiden Flat/hurdles; fair third in 2m handicap hurdles here (soft) and at Southwell (good) in last two runs but this race is competitive at this new trip and she's out the weights again; has some work to do.
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2nd

14

21st Jul 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

16:35 Stratford

Northern Rose

10st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

prominent

16/1

7th

9

(11)

1st Jul 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Northern Rose

8st 11lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Gary Hanmer

16-race maiden who went close over hurdles at Stratford (2m, good) last month but she's yet to be placed on the Flat and has a best RPR of 45 in this sphere (5f-2m); had wind surgery since her last run but she needs improvement back on AW.

12/1

2nd

14

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

20:00 Stratford

Northern Rose

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Placed at both Uttoxeter (2m, soft) and Southwell (2m, good) this spring; never involved back at Uttoxeter over 2m4f (good to soft) latest; drops 4lb and the return to this trip should see her competitive again.

10/1

Form: /4130- D

Last run: 243 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Off the mark (12th attempt) with an emphatic win at Southwell (2m4f, good) last summer but she bled from the nose when tailed off at Worcester in September; has had a break since but she doesn't have a great record fresh.
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9th

3

26th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Methodtothemagic

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Placed off 4lb higher on chasing debut at Leicester (2m6f, good) in early 2023 and won over hurdles in good style last summer; good claims on that evidence but was well beaten on last two hurdling starts, having bled from the nose both times, and comes with risk.

16/1

10th

3

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Methodtothemagic

11st 10lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Off the mark (12th attempt) with an emphatic win at Southwell (2m4f, good) last summer but she bled from the nose when tailed off at Worcester in September; has had a break since but she doesn't have a great record fresh.

16/1

Form: 49675-

Last run: 153 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Modest form in bumpers and he's struggled at big prices in his three runs over hurdles (2m4f); hood worn in last three starts is now removed and he needs a transformation on handicap debut.
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7

1st Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:25 Worcester

Willwekeephim

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Pulled up in a maiden point, well beaten in bumpers and over hurdles; makes chasing debut but difficult to recommend.

66/1

11

4th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Willwekeephim

10st 10lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

taken down early, prominent

50/1

11th

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Willwekeephim

10st 13lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Modest form in bumpers and he's struggled at big prices in his three runs over hurdles (2m4f); hood worn in last three starts is now removed and he needs a transformation on handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 2/564/

Last run: 660 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
16-race maiden who was well held over fences in his final three runs (2m6f, good) in 2022 and has been on the sidelines since; returns after 660 days off and is best watched back over hurdles; equipment removed.
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12th

12

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Thais Toir

10st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Adrian Wintle

16-race maiden who was well held over fences in his final three runs (2m6f, good) in 2022 and has been on the sidelines since; returns after 660 days off and is best watched back over hurdles; equipment removed.

33/1

12th

12

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Thais Toir

10st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Adrian Wintle

16-race maiden who was well held over fences in his final three runs (2m6f, good) in 2022 and has been on the sidelines since; returns after 660 days off and is best watched back over hurdles; equipment removed.

33/1

4th

9

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Thais Toir

10st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Adrian Wintle

prominent, mistake 4th, disputed lead when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last

14/1

Form: /5474-

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo who got much closer to the target on his handicap debut when 3l fourth of 11 at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) last month; well backed in that race and he should have more to offer in this sphere; respected.
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1st

11

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Just Chasing May

10st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Creditable fourth on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) in April and looked set to finish second behind very progressive rival before last-flight fall over C&D (good to soft) last month; major player.

5/2

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Just Chasing May

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Lightly raced 5yo who got much closer to the target on his handicap debut when 3l fourth of 11 at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) last month; well backed in that race and he should have more to offer in this sphere; respected.

7/1

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:33 Uttoxeter

Just Chasing May

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Lightly raced 5yo who got much closer to the target on his handicap debut when 3l fourth of 11 at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) last month; well backed in that race and he should have more to offer in this sphere; respected.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £6.10
Straight Forecast £5.46
Tricast £171.59
Trifecta £207.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jasmin De Grugy

Daily Mail:

Stick With Me Sam

RP RATINGS:

Jasmin De Grugy

POSTDATA:

Jasmin De Grugy

WEST COUNTRY:

Jasmin De Grugy

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Jasmin De Grugy

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Jasmin De Grugy

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Jasmin De Grugy

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Jasmin De Grugy

Daily Mirror:

Jasmin De Grugy

The Sun:

Jasmin De Grugy

The Star:

Jasmin De Grugy

Daily Record:

Jasmin De Grugy