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Langley Castle An Outstanding Small Hotel Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 0f 48y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Langley Castle An Outstanding Small Hotel Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 3/3P-2

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Made a promising start for current stable when second behind a Nicky Henderson handicap debutante at Southwell (2m, good) two weeks ago; unexposed 6yo who holds strong claims racing off the same mark with conditions to his liking.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Jumping Jupiter

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders, led after 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in, comfortably

3/1

1st

1

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Jumping Jupiter

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders, led after 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in, comfortably

3/1

2nd

1

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:12 Southwell

Jumping Jupiter

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Placed in maiden hurdles here (2m/2m4f, good) and again on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft; beaten 21l); pulled up here last time but possibilities on those peak efforts; has changed yards.

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 5244-1 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Five-time hurdle winner on good/good to soft; made the frame on all three starts for this stable in the autumn and showed a good turn of foot when coming from off the pace under a confident ride to win a shade cosily at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) this month after a five-month break; remains well treated on past form despite the 5lb rise for that win; strong chance of a follow-up.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell

For Three

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Hurdle win number five when nicely on top at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) and similar form in defeat at Hexham; that's now five solid efforts on the bounce and fully entitled to have some say.

13/2

2nd

5

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

For Three

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in rear

4/1

2nd

5

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

For Three

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in rear

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £6.40

Form: 9115-4 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Won two handicaps (2m4f/2m) for Fergal O'Brien last autumn; left November's low-key stable debut behind when fourth at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) this month when returning from a break; that run should set her up nicely for this, she's not fully exposed and is respected back on a more suitable surface.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Aviewofthestars

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Stella Barclay

towards rear, steady headway before 2 out

12/1

3rd

7

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Aviewofthestars

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Stella Barclay

towards rear, steady headway before 2 out

12/1

4th

6

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Aviewofthestars

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stella Barclay

Struck form and won two handicaps (2m4f/2m) for Fergal O'Brien last autumn; below that form on stable debut in November but the heavy ground may not have suited that day and, after only seven hurdling starts, she's not yet fully exposed.

6/1

Form: /636-5

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Eight-race maiden over hurdles but ran her best race for some time when back on better ground in the Sedgefield handicap won by For Three (2m1f, good) 11 days ago; no forlorn hope on the better terms with conditions to suit.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

1st Jun 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

18:35 Hexham

Lady Hamilton

10st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

Modest Flat performer; fair runs on two handicaps at 2m/2m1f on good on last two starts over hurdles (fourth here last time;) return to 2m4f on much softer ground perhaps not ideal.

15/2

4th

12

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Lady Hamilton

10st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

midfield

16/1

4th

12

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Lady Hamilton

10st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

midfield

16/1

Form: 4P4P-3

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Remains a maiden after 14 starts but posted one of his better efforts when back on good ground at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) this month; needs to find some consistency but has each-way claims racing off the same mark.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Brians Jet

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Brian Ellison

in touch with leaders

7/1

5th

9

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Brians Jet

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Brian Ellison

in touch with leaders

7/1

3rd

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Brians Jet

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Brian Ellison

Struggled to cope with heavy ground at Hexham in March and now 0-11 over hurdles; arrives here with a bit to prove but is now 7lb lower than when keeping on well for third over C&D (good) in October; swaps blinkers for refitted cheekpieces.

7/1

Form: 2643-1 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Seemingly had plenty to find at the weights but opened his account over hurdles at the ninth attempt when dropped into selling company over C&D this month (good to soft); has more on his plate here back in a handicap but appears to have found some spark in the recently fitted cheekpieces.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

11

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

10st 11lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

midfield, not fluent 2nd, dropped to rear 4th

6/1

6th

11

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

10st 11lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

midfield, not fluent 2nd, dropped to rear 4th

6/1

1st

7

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

16:25 Hexham

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

11st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

led, not fluent and headed 4th, lost second before 5th, mistake and pecked on landing 3 out, rallied and went second 2 out, led again last, faced challenge run-in, kept on final 110yds

8/1

16/1

Form: /U63P-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Maiden over hurdles after nine attempts; third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on penultimate start gives him a chance but he's been pulled up since; down in the weights but a bit to prove at present and others appeal more.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

4

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Agilulf

11st 6lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Adam Nicol

prominent

16/1

7th

4

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Agilulf

11st 6lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Adam Nicol

prominent

16/1

3

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Agilulf

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Adam Nicol

Eight-race maiden over hurdles; third at Musselburgh on latest start (2m4f, soft) and chance on that form despite drop in trip.

5/1

Form: 7338-8 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Lost his way over fences and showed no immediate improvement for the switch back to hurdles at Kelso (2m5f, good) 13 days ago; attractively weighted if finding some spark back at 2m with blinkers now replacing the visor.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Ritson

11st 7lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

led at fast pace, headed after 2 out, soon lost position, weakened gradually run-in

20/1

8th

3

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Ritson

11st 7lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

led at fast pace, headed after 2 out, soon lost position, weakened gradually run-in

20/1

8th

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

Ritson

11st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, prominent, weakened from 2 out

16/1

Form: 153P-7

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Ran respectably off 3lb higher returned to hurdles here (2m4f, good) ten days ago; won off this mark over fences in January but the concern would be the drop back to 2m.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Indian Louis

12st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, lost position gradually after 3 out, weakened home turn

9/1

9th

2

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Indian Louis

12st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, lost position gradually after 3 out, weakened home turn

9/1

7th

6

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Indian Louis

11st 3lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent early, in touch with leaders before 3rd

12/1

Form: 77P6-4

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish; 12-race maiden who finished just over 10l behind Wotyoudunnow Buddy in a C&D seller recently; has plenty to find on British form.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

10

29th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:20 Cartmel

Broadford Publican

10st 8lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Stuart Coltherd

Yet to be placed after 13 starts, the last seven for this stable; only beaten about 10l when fourth in Hexham seller (2m, good to soft) this month but others have much more persuasive form.

16/1

10th

14

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Broadford Publican

10st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Stuart Coltherd

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

16/1

10th

14

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Broadford Publican

10st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Stuart Coltherd

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

16/1

Form: P2386-

Last run: 155 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Suffered a couple of heavy defeats over hurdles at the back end of last year and fared little better on the AW since the turn of the year; back on his most recent winning mark but reverts to hurdles with questions to answer.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

13

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Balranald

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Alison Hamilton

held up in rear, mistake 3 out

16/1

11th

13

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Balranald

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Alison Hamilton

held up in rear, mistake 3 out

16/1

10th

10

(4)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

16:17 Catterick

Balranald

9st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Alison Hamilton

Hasn't been in the best of form on the AW this year; well handicapped as a result, but perhaps best watched for now.

25/1

Form: 17668- D

Last run: 155 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Won a brace of handicaps last September (2m5f-2m2f, good); has struggled on the deeper ground over the winter but he's now racing off 4lb lower than for the second of those wins and, with conditions in his favour, he could be a player if ready to do himself justice on his first start since December.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

12

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:32 Perth

Darkest Day

10st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4th

20/1

12th

6

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Darkest Day

11st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: William Young Jnr

in touch with leaders

25/1

12th

6

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Darkest Day

11st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: William Young Jnr

in touch with leaders

25/1

Form: 753U/6 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner (once over C&D) when trained by Rebecca Menzies; returned for new stable in November after a long absence but shaped more encouragingly when sixth at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) back over hurdles this month returning from another break; he should be all the sharper for that and could be involved off 3lb lower.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

8

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Major Snugfit

10st 13lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

prominent

12/1

13th

8

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Major Snugfit

10st 13lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

prominent

12/1

6th

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:30 Sedgefield

Major Snugfit

11st 4lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Three-time hurdle winner (once over C&D) when trained by Rebecca Menzies but returned from long absence with very disappointing Flat run for new stable in November and has been off for another six months since.

33/1

Form: 6P6/P-

Last run: 95 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
1m AW winner on the Flat for James Evans; has made little impact over hurdles so far and failed to show any benefit for wind surgery when pulled up at Kelso in February (2m, soft); returning from another break and enters handicap hurdles with plenty to prove.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Last Mission

10st 12lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

held up in rear, hit 3rd, bad mistake and unseated 4th

33/1

10

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

21:00 Hexham

Last Mission

10st 12lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

held up in rear, hit 3rd, bad mistake and unseated 4th

33/1

9

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Last Mission

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

took keen hold, in touch with leaders in centre of group

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £17.50
Straight Forecast £15.58
Tricast £319.89
Trifecta £311.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

For Three

Daily Mail:

Jumping Jupiter

The Times:

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

Daily Mirror:

Indian Louis

POSTDATA:

Lady Hamilton

RP RATINGS:

Major Snugfit

The Guardian:

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

D Express:

Jumping Jupiter

Daily Record:

Jumping Jupiter

Telegraph:

For Three

The Sun:

For Three

The Star:

For Three