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Book Our Winning Post Restaurant Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £6152.36
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Book Our Winning Post Restaurant Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

Form: U243-1 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Fair 1m2f Flat winner; 1-8 over hurdles, opening his account at the fourth attempt in handicaps when staying on best at Warwick (2m, good) last month; should give another good account off the 3lb rise and is a leading contender.
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1st

1

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

20:25 Newton Abbot

Kings Castle

12st 5lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Jeremy Scott

Fair Flat-racer who has struck form over hurdles in recent weeks, winning in good style at Warwick (2m, good) and over C&D (2m1f, good); carries 7lb penalty for the latter success but good 5lb claimer Ben Bromley is enlisted; should cope if the ground eases; obvious contender.

6/4

1st

2

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Kings Castle

11st 12lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Fair 1m2f Flat winner; 1-8 over hurdles, opening his account at the fourth attempt in handicaps when staying on best at Warwick (2m, good) last month; should give another good account off the 3lb rise and is a leading contender.

11/4

9

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Kings Castle

10st 13lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Dual Flat winner in Class 5; 0-7 over hurdles but he's in a consistent vein of form, creditable third at Taunton (2m Class 5) most recently; however, bit to prove back up in grade.

10/1

Form: 1/4-23 CD BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced lately but made pleasing stable debut when clear second at Plumpton (2m, good) last month and ran to a similar level when third at Hereford 12 days later; back up 2lb but he's firmly in the picture with 7lb claimer James Turner booked to ride.
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2nd

9

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Colonel Lesley

10st 10lb

J: James Turner

T: Alan Jones

Lightly raced lately but made pleasing stable debut when clear second at Plumpton (2m, good) last month and ran to a similar level when third at Hereford 12 days later; back up 2lb but he's firmly in the picture with 7lb claimer James Turner booked to ride.

7/2

3rd

11

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

20:00 Hereford

Colonel Lesley

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Alan Jones

Lightly raced in recent years but made pleasing stable debut when clear second at Plumpton (2m, good) this month and has a significant role to play here if that run brought him on.

8/1

3rd

11

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

20:00 Hereford

Colonel Lesley

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Alan Jones

Lightly raced in recent years but made pleasing stable debut when clear second at Plumpton (2m, good) this month and has a significant role to play here if that run brought him on.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7594-7

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
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.
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2nd

5

1st Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Worcester

Electric Eddy

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, not fluent 4 out, led 3 out, headed last, no extra final 110yds

3/1

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

Form: 3U4F-3 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Jumping issues have surfaced since Christmas's winning chase debut at Fontwell (2m2f, soft); ran respectably returned to hurdles last month off this mark in refitted cheekpieces and he's worth considering, albeit with 0-12 record in this discipline.
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8th

12

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:00 Newton Abbot

Gorcombe Moonshine

10st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Sole win in 23 starts was over fences late last year but he's been on the scene over hurdles of late, latterly at Worcester last week (on good); should be involved once more.

5/1

3rd

11

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Worcester

Gorcombe Moonshine

10st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

led, briefly headed 2nd

7/1

4th

10

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Gorcombe Moonshine

10st 6lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Jumping issues have surfaced since Christmas's winning chase debut at Fontwell (2m2f, soft); ran respectably returned to hurdles last month off this mark in refitted cheekpieces and he's worth considering, albeit with 0-12 record in this discipline.

9/1

10/1

Form: U420P- CD

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Hasn't won since July 2022 and out of sorts on last two starts of last year; however she's generally consistent and is back on a good mark, so she's not completely ruled out if fully tuned up back from a 212-day break.
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5th

4

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Karannelle

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Good-ground specialist who is usually ridden very patiently and needs to be produced with a well-timed challenge; unable to land a blow in a tactical race last month but her reappearance run a few days earlier was quite encouraging and she's on a good mark if all goes to plan here.

11/2

7th

9

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Karannelle

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Good-ground specialist who is usually ridden very patiently and needs to be produced with a well-timed challenge; made very encouraging reappearance when keeping-on fifth here (2m1f, good) last week and remains on a workable mark; not out of this if conditions remain in her favour.

16/1

5th

4

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Karannelle

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Hasn't won since July 2022 and out of sorts on last two starts of last year; however she's generally consistent and is back on a good mark, so she's not completely ruled out if fully tuned up back from a 212-day break.

10/1

Form: 43178- CD

Last run: 176 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Sprung a 50-1 surprise in a Newton Abbot novice hurdle on his stable debut last October; well held in two handicap hurdles since and offered little back on the Flat in February; returns from a break with a point to prove having been given wind surgery.
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1st

2

1st Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Worcester

Afta Party

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

took keen hold, led but pestered, headed but prominent after 3rd, challenging 2 out, led again last, ridden clear final 110yds, readily

12/1

7th

2

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

20:25 Newton Abbot

Afta Party

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Made all to cause 50-1 shock in soft-ground C&D novice in October and ran first race of note since when sixth in recent C&D handicap win by King's Castle, having been prominent for a long way; swaps hood for refitted cheekpieces today; tongue-tie removed; others have more persuasive profies.

25/1

6th

1

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Afta Party

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Sprung a 50-1 surprise in a Newton Abbot novice hurdle on his stable debut last October; well held in two handicap hurdles since and offered little back on the Flat in February; returns from a break with a point to prove having been given wind surgery.

25/1

Form: 6PP-8

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Modest maiden on the Flat and well beaten on both completed starts over hurdles, including last month on first start back from wind surgery; makes handicap hurdle debut from out of the weights and needs to find significant improvement.
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8th

10

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

14:00 Newton Abbot

What An Icon

10st 2lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Chris Down

Not beaten far here earlier this month but was tailed off last week at Stratford; 10lb out of the weights.

33/1

9th

10

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

What An Icon

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Not disgraced when seventh in tactical race on recent handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) and effectively 3lb lower here but others have more pressing claims.

25/1

7th

11

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

What An Icon

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Modest maiden on the Flat and well beaten on both completed starts over hurdles, including last month on first start back from wind surgery; makes handicap hurdle debut from out of the weights and needs to find significant improvement.

33/1

Form: 126-47 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Six-time hurdle winner on good to soft or better at around 2m, with two of those wins here last summer and it was in this race on first occasion; yet to really fire in three starts this year but he's dropped to a good mark and warrants consideration with the booking of a promising 5lb claimer.
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2nd

5

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

18:40 Stratford

Good Impression

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Dual hurdle winner at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in early part of last season, latterly off 3lb higher than today; not really firing on all cylinders this spring (four runs) but booking of Harry Cobden catches the eye.

8/1

8th

7

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Good Impression

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Six-time hurdle winner on good to soft or better at around 2m, with two of those wins here last summer and it was in this race on first occasion; yet to really fire in three starts this year but he's dropped to a good mark and warrants consideration with the booking of a promising 5lb claimer.

8/1

7th

5

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

20:00 Hereford

Good Impression

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Has pretty good 6-26 strike-rate over hurdles and posted a sound effort when fourth at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) this month; probably won't be far away.

12/1

Form: 51140-

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Twice successful in 3m handicap hurdles at Perth (on good) last August before fairing less well on soft at Hexham and well beaten at Hereford (3m1f, good) in November when last seen; makes little appeal back at 2m with questions to answer.
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4th

5

4th Jul 2024

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

The Longest Day

11st 5lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Won two in a row over C&D (good) last August; well held in three runs since but 2m1f was no good to him on reappearance last month and he now returns to his favoured track; dangerous if he can rediscover his spark.

14/1

9th

8

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

The Longest Day

11st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Sophie Leech

Twice successful in 3m handicap hurdles at Perth (on good) last August before fairing less well on soft at Hexham and well beaten at Hereford (3m1f, good) in November when last seen; makes little appeal back at 2m with questions to answer.

25/1

11th

11

6th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

The Longest Day

10st 13lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Twice successful under Roisin Leech in staying handicap hurdles at Perth (on good) before fairing less well on soft at Hexham; even if back on song he might be on a tough mark.

8/1

Form: 1P21-7 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
3-14 over hurdles with her most recent win coming in April at Fakenham (2m, good) ridden by James Martin; flopped when favourite at Plumpton in May; remains on a career-high mark and needs to leave that latest effort behind but is probably capable of doing so.
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6

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

13:30 Stratford

Glance At Me

10st 13lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

Posted career-best performance when winning at Fakenham (2m, good) in April and will be fine over today's longer trip but two very disappointing runs have followed and he now has a point to prove.

10/1

5

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Glance At Me

11st 4lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

3-14 over hurdles with her most recent win coming in April at Fakenham (2m, good) ridden by James Martin; flopped when favourite at Plumpton in May; remains on a career-high mark and needs to leave that latest effort behind but is probably capable of doing so.

6/1

7th

4

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Glance At Me

11st 9lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

Beat Andapa to win this race on good ground a year ago and added to her tally at Fakenham (2m, good) six weeks ago; back up to her career-high mark today but ought to give this a good shot.

9/2

Form: 9267P- C

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Appears to save her best for this track, winning over 2m2f last May and second over 2m5f in October; well beaten twice in November and pulled up when never travelling back at 2m in February; has enough to prove back from a break even with Harry Cobden taking the ride.
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6th

4

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Caitlins Court

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Jimmy Frost

Has gone well here in the past, winning over 2m2f last May and second over 2m5f in October; well beaten twice in November and pulled up on both starts this year; needs to be revitalised by first-time blinkers.

14/1

6

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Caitlins Court

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jimmy Frost

Appears to save her best for this track, winning over 2m2f last May and second over 2m5f in October; well beaten twice in November and pulled up when never travelling back at 2m in February; has enough to prove back from a break even with Harry Cobden taking the ride.

10/1

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:35 Wincanton

Caitlins Court

11st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Best rules form at Newton Abbot, namely a win over 2m2f last May and a second-place finish over 2m5f in October; well held the last twice; something to prove in this new scenario.

20/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £10.34
Tricast £40.58

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

King's Castle

POSTDATA:

Colonel Lesley

D Express:

Glance At Me

TOPSPEED:

Karannelle

RP RATINGS:

Good Impression

The Times:

King's Castle

Telegraph:

King's Castle

The Guardian:

King's Castle

Daily Mail:

King's Castle

The Sun:

King's Castle

The Star:

King's Castle

Daily Record:

King's Castle

Daily Mirror:

Colonel Lesley