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  • Date: 04 May 2021
  • Going: GOOD to SOFT
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Snellings Novices' Handicap Hurdle (5) (Class 5)

  • Distance: 2m 4f 1y
  • Age: 3 years old+
  • Runners: 11
  • Prize: £7,600
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Has hinted at promise and not given overly hard time of it on handicap bow when third of 7 at Taunton (19f, good to firm) 13 days ago. Well worth considering granted this stiffer test of stamina.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
21/04/21 Taunton 3/7 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Gd/Frm 11st 0lbs Mitchell Bastyan 22.03
29/03/21 Fontwell Park 5/6 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Gd/Frm 10st 8lbs Harry Reed 88.38
23/03/21 Taunton 7/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Good 10st 7lbs Mitchell Bastyan 1000
15/03/21 Plumpton -/5 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Gd/Sft 10st 7lbs Lilly Pinchin 331.67
04/03/21 Ludlow 9/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Soft 10st 8lbs Kevin Jones 1000
09/02/21 Kempton Park 11/13 Bumper 2m Slow 10st 8lbs Kevin Jones 132.71
08/01/21 Lingfield Park 10/14 Bumper 2m Std/Slow 10st 4lbs Mitchell Bastyan 8.62

Winner at Catterick in March but below-form fourth of 10 in handicap at Wetherby (16f, good to soft) 42 days ago. Up in trip and sort to bounce back.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/03/21 Wetherby 4/10 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 11st 10lbs William Marshall 10.5
10/03/21 Catterick Bridge 1/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 156y Soft 11st 12lbs William Marshall 14.92
19/02/21 Fakenham 2/5 Hurdle 2m 3y Heavy 11st 7lbs William Marshall 39.86
16/01/21 Warwick 8/11 Hurdle 2m Heavy H 11st 1lbs James Best 41.61
03/01/21 Catterick Bridge -/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 156y Heavy H 11st 6lbs Lee Edwards 38.03
10/12/20 Taunton 4/11 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft H 11st 8lbs James Best 65.64
21/08/20 Newton Abbot 4/12 Hurdle 2m 167y Good H 10st 12lbs James Davies 140
04/01/20 Wincanton 10/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft H 11st 5lbs William Kennedy 134.94
09/11/19 Wincanton -/5 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft 11st 0lbs James Davies 798.23
27/10/19 Wincanton 4/17 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs William Kennedy 170
17/10/19 Wincanton 4/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Good 11st 0lbs William Kennedy 582.24
09/09/19 Newton Abbot 6/8 Hurdle 2m 2f 110y Soft h 10st 12lbs Alan Johns 155.91
20/08/19 Newton Abbot 8/8 Hurdle 2m 2f 110y Good h 11st 0lbs Theo Gillard 110
17/09/18 Brighton 2/9 Flat 1m 1f 207y Good h 10st 0lbs Paddy Bradley 8.4
28/08/18 Epsom Downs 5/5 Flat 1m 2f 17y Gd/Sft H 9st 4lbs Trevor Whelan 10.99
02/08/18 Epsom Downs 4/7 Flat 1m 2f 17y Gd/Frm h 9st 7lbs Jason Watson 3.65
12/07/18 Epsom Downs 2/6 Flat 1m 2f 17y Gd/Frm h 8st 10lbs Trevor Whelan 14
26/06/18 Brighton 3/10 Flat 1m 1f 207y Gd/Frm h 10st 2lbs Paddy Bradley 5.46
24/05/18 Sandown Park 5/15 Flat 1m 1f 209y Soft h 8st 9lbs Paddy Mathers 34
12/05/18 Lingfield Park 5/8 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft h 9st 7lbs Paddy Bradley 19.98
03/03/18 Lingfield Park 6/10 Flat 1m 4f Std h 9st 4lbs Rob Hornby 15

Fair maiden but she followed good C&D second with poor effort at Market Rasen in December. Needs to bounce back after a break.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/12/20 Market Rasen -/12 Hurdle 2m 4f 139y Soft z 11st 12lbs Kielan Woods 12.5
30/11/20 Fakenham 2/11 Hurdle 2m 4f 1y Gd/Sft z 11st 6lbs Harry Bannister 10
05/11/20 Market Rasen 6/12 Hurdle 2m 4f 139y Gd/Sft z 11st 2lbs Harry Bannister 14.65
17/10/20 Stratford-On-Avon 5/10 Hurdle 2m 70y Gd/Sft z 11st 12lbs Miss Gina Andrews 6.49
26/09/20 Market Rasen 2/11 Hurdle 2m 2f 140y Good z 11st 9lbs Kielan Woods 5.29
19/08/20 Stratford-On-Avon 3/9 Hurdle 2m 2f 148y Heavy z 11st 5lbs Kielan Woods 3.46
30/07/20 Southwell 3/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Gd/Frm 10st 10lbs Harry Bannister 15.08
08/07/20 Stratford-On-Avon 3/9 Hurdle 2m 70y Gd/Sft 10st 10lbs Kielan Woods 3.97
18/02/20 Southwell 6/12 Flat 1m 6f 21y Std H 9st 9lbs Miss Sophie Smith 13.5
18/01/20 Chelmsford City 3/9 Flat 2m Slow H 9st 4lbs Miss Sophie Smith 15.66
29/10/19 Southwell 2/9 Flat 1m 4f 14y Fast 9st 4lbs P. J. McDonald 9.8
22/08/19 Leicester 8/8 Flat 1m 3f 179y Good 9st 7lbs Dane O'Neill 8.06
12/08/19 Wolverhampton 2/10 Flat 1m 4f 51y Std 9st 9lbs P. J. McDonald 4.99
27/07/19 Chester 4/9 Flat 1m 4f 63y Heavy 8st 11lbs S. P. Davis 31.45
16/06/19 Doncaster 8/9 Flat 1m 6f 115y Soft 9st 2lbs P. J. McDonald 6.66
06/06/19 Haydock Park 2/6 Flat 1m 3f 140y Good 9st 10lbs Connor Beasley 15.5
30/04/19 Nottingham 12/14 Flat 1m 2f 50y Gd/Sft 9st 6lbs Adam Kirby 9.05
28/11/18 Wolverhampton 5/11 Flat 1m 142y Std 9st 0lbs Fran Berry 21
14/11/18 Kempton Park 2/14 Flat 1m Slow 9st 0lbs P. J. McDonald 16
27/10/18 Newbury 8/11 Flat 1m Good 9st 0lbs Gerald Mosse 9

Lightly-raced maiden. 10/1, good fifth of 8 in handicap at Fontwell (19.2f, good to soft) 45 days ago. One for the shortlist.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/03/21 Fontwell Park 5/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs Jack Quinlan 15
19/11/20 Wincanton 6/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 166y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Jack Quinlan 42
16/10/20 Fakenham 5/10 Hurdle 2m 3y Gd/Sft 10st 5lbs Harry Bannister 160
19/02/20 Doncaster 7/12 Hurdle 2m 128y Soft 10st 0lbs Jack Quinlan 175.12
23/01/20 Fakenham 5/8 Hurdle 2m 3y Soft 10st 0lbs Jack Quinlan 300
10/10/19 Southwell 5/13 Flat 1m 4f 14y Std 8st 9lbs Ryan Tate 4.5
19/09/19 Southwell 2/11 Flat 1m 6f 21y Std 8st 9lbs Ryan Tate 24.38
20/06/19 Chelmsford City 5/10 Flat 1m 2f Fast H 8st 11lbs Ryan Tate 309.91
30/05/19 Sandown Park 14/14 Flat 1m 1f 209y Gd/Frm H 8st 9lbs Ryan Tate 1000
10/05/19 Nottingham 9/14 Flat 1m 2f 50y Soft H 8st 11lbs Ryan Tate 410.7

Lightly-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time, below-form fifth of 17 in 2m handicap at Doncaster 95 days ago. Back up in trip with more needed.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
29/01/21 Doncaster 5/17 Hurdle 2m 128y Soft h 10st 11lbs Robert Dunne 27.94
31/12/20 Warwick -/15 Hurdle 2m 3f Heavy H 11st 4lbs Richard Patrick 68.62
22/11/20 Uttoxeter 10/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Heavy 10st 9lbs Robert Dunne 1000
12/11/20 Ludlow 4/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Good 11st 4lbs Robert Dunne 970
27/10/20 Bangor-On-Dee -/12 Hurdle 2m 145y Heavy 10st 5lbs Robert Dunne 1000

Still winless, and pulled up in handicap hurdle (40/1) at Plumpton (17.8f, good) 29 days ago. Hood back on with something to prove.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/04/21 Plumpton -/11 Hurdle 2m 1f 164y Good z 11st 7lbs James Davies 68.94
01/02/21 Lingfield Park 10/14 Bumper 2m Std z 11st 4lbs Joshua Moore 246.6
26/09/20 Market Rasen 9/11 Hurdle 2m 2f 140y Good 11st 5lbs Jeremiah McGrath 15.94
19/08/20 Stratford-On-Avon 4/9 Hurdle 2m 2f 148y Heavy 11st 3lbs Jeremiah McGrath 40
03/11/19 Huntingdon 11/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 137y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Dave Crosse 307.57
18/10/19 Fakenham 2/4 Hurdle 2m 4f 1y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Dave Crosse 90
23/09/19 Warwick 6/8 Hurdle 2m 5f Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs Jeremiah McGrath 350.64
07/09/19 Stratford-On-Avon 4/6 Bumper 2m 70y Good 11st 0lbs Jeremiah McGrath 28.31
31/05/19 Stratford-On-Avon 6/13 Bumper 2m 70y Good O 11st 10lbs Miss Alice Stevens 176.2

Still without a win but posted creditable sixth of 12 in novice hurdle (200/1) at Taunton (19f, good) 42 days ago. Into handicaps now but others are better treated.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/03/21 Taunton 6/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Good 10st 8lbs James Best 404.61
25/02/21 Huntingdon -/14 Hurdle 2m 4f 145y Soft 11st 2lbs Paul O'Brien 394.71
04/02/21 Wincanton 8/14 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Heavy 11st 0lbs Paul O'Brien 170
26/12/20 Wincanton 5/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft 10st 10lbs Paul O'Brien 400
22/04/19 Fakenham 3/9 Bumper 2m 3y Gd/Frm 11st 2lbs James Best 13.68
11/03/19 Taunton 5/12 Bumper 2m 104y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs David Noonan 17.79
19/01/19 Taunton 5/14 Bumper 2m 104y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs David Noonan 217.78
10/12/18 Lingfield Park 7/10 Bumper 2m Slow 10st 7lbs David Noonan 51.03

Completed for first time in five runs when modest sixth of 11 in 2m handicap hurdle at Sedgefield 25 days ago. Very hard to warm to.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/04/21 Sedgefield 6/11 Hurdle 2m 178y Good H 11st 3lbs Colm McCormack 35.23
25/03/21 Sedgefield -/11 Hurdle 2m 3f 188y Gd/Sft H 11st 1lbs Colm McCormack 25
11/03/21 Carlisle -/9 Hurdle 2m 1f Soft H 11st 1lbs Colm McCormack 18
16/02/21 Catterick Bridge -/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 66y Heavy 10st 8lbs Joe Colliver 24
26/12/20 Wetherby -/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 154y Heavy 10st 12lbs Joe Colliver 17.5
05/12/20 Aintree 4/11 Hurdle 2m 209y Heavy 10st 12lbs Joe Colliver 57.54
16/11/20 Leicester 2/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 113y Soft 10st 10lbs Joe Colliver 81.59
13/10/20 Newcastle 12/14 Flat 2m 56y Slow 8st 0lbs David Egan 60.62
14/09/20 Thirsk 3/5 Flat 1m 4f 8y Good 9st 0lbs Jack Garritty 185.48
06/11/19 Nottingham 9/11 Flat 1m 75y Heavy 9st 0lbs Jack Garritty 220
09/10/19 Newcastle 10/11 Flat 1m 5y Slow 9st 0lbs Jack Garritty 149.61

Only one win from 33 runs, and arrives on back of modest fifth of 8 in 2m handicap chase at Wincanton 16 days ago. Others much preferred.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
18/04/21 Wincanton 5/8 Chase 1m 7f 149y Good + 11st 0lbs Lorcan Murtagh 12.98
23/03/21 Huntingdon 7/10 Chase 2m 104y Gd/Sft z 11st 2lbs Bryony Frost 15.31
17/11/20 Fakenham 3/8 Chase 2m 59y Gd/Sft + 11st 4lbs Daryl Jacob 12.54
02/11/20 Hereford 2/9 Chase 2m 8y Gd/Sft z 11st 4lbs Bryony Frost 5.96
21/09/20 Warwick 4/12 Chase 2m 54y Good + 11st 3lbs Bryony Frost 6.8
03/09/20 Southwell 2/11 Chase 1m 7f 182y Gd/Frm + 11st 0lbs Bryony Frost 8.4
18/08/20 Fontwell Park -/9 Chase 2m 1f 165y Gd/Frm + 11st 4lbs Bryony Frost 7
29/07/20 Bangor-On-Dee 3/8 Chase 2m 4f 72y Gd/Sft z 10st 12lbs Bryony Frost 3.35
27/07/20 Market Rasen 2/11 Chase 2m 1f 43y Good z 11st 1lbs Bryony Frost 6.2
08/07/20 Stratford-On-Avon 2/10 Chase 2m 213y Gd/Sft z 11st 1lbs Bryony Frost 7.4
04/11/19 Hereford 1/12 Chase 2m 8y Gd/Sft z 10st 8lbs Bryony Frost 6.09
17/10/19 Wincanton 2/10 Chase 1m 7f 149y Good z 10st 1lbs Bryony Frost 7.32
23/09/19 Warwick 2/9 Chase 2m 54y Gd/Frm z 9st 8lbs Bryony Frost 7.2
02/09/19 Hexham 6/7 Chase 1m 7f 133y Good b 10st 2lbs Ciaran Gethings 8.6
17/08/19 Market Rasen 4/10 Chase 2m 1f 43y Good z 10st 1lbs Bryony Frost 3.7
30/07/19 Worcester 6/9 Chase 2m 110y Gd/Sft v 10st 4lbs Bryony Frost 6.44
20/07/19 Cartmel 2/6 Chase 2m 1f 61y Gd/Sft b 10st 2lbs Bryony Frost 3.5
07/07/19 Market Rasen 3/7 Chase 2m 1f 43y Good b 10st 7lbs Kielan Woods 8.52
24/06/19 Southwell 9/12 Chase 1m 7f 153y Gd/Sft b 10st 11lbs Kielan Woods 7
27/01/19 Fontwell Park -/7 Chase 2m 1f 165y Soft + 10st 8lbs Kielan Woods 9.44
31/12/18 Warwick 3/12 Chase 2m 54y Gd/Sft + 10st 11lbs Kielan Woods 4.9

Poor maiden on Flat and over hurdles. Others more persuasive on handicap debut.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/04/21 Lingfield Park 11/11 Flat 1m 4f Std 9st 2lbs Stefano Cherchi 1000
11/02/21 Kempton Park 7/12 Bumper 2m 2f Slow 11st 4lbs Aidan Coleman 128.3
18/01/21 Lingfield Park 5/9 Bumper 2m Std/Slow 11st 4lbs Aidan Coleman 123.36
08/01/21 Lingfield Park 7/8 Bumper 2m Std/Slow 11st 5lbs Adam Wedge 53.75
21/11/20 Huntingdon 7/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs Harry Bannister 1000
09/11/20 Kempton Park 8/9 Hurdle 2m Good 10st 12lbs Harry Bannister 903.97
13/10/20 Huntingdon 12/15 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Nick Scholfield 752.92
16/08/20 Market Rasen 6/12 Bumper 2m 125y Good 11st 0lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 27.66
07/01/20 Lingfield Park 5/14 Bumper 2m Slow 11st 2lbs Aidan Coleman 50
03/12/19 Lingfield Park 4/10 Bumper 2m Std 11st 0lbs Adam Wedge 35.92
12/11/19 Lingfield Park 4/13 Bumper 2m Std 11st 0lbs Adam Wedge 22

125/1, modest sixth of 7 in novice hurdle at Ludlow (15.8f, good to soft) 40 days ago. Up in trip. Goes handicapping now with work to do.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
25/03/21 Ludlow 6/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Katie O'Farrell 653.83
01/02/21 Lingfield Park 13/14 Bumper 2m Std 11st 4lbs Bryony Frost 285.09
18/01/21 Lingfield Park 9/9 Bumper 2m Std/Slow 11st 4lbs Bryony Frost 295.55
08/09/17 Kempton Park 12/13 Flat 1m 7f 218y Slow 0 9st 5lbs Dougie Costello 266.98
01/08/17 Worcester 11/11 Hurdle 2m Good 11st 0lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 19
17/09/16 Catterick Bridge 9/11 Flat 1m 5f 175y Gd/Sft 9st 9lbs James J. Doyle 20
29/08/16 Epsom Downs 9/10 Flat 1m 4f 10y Good 11st 1lbs Mr David Dunsdon 27.2
20/08/16 Chester 11/11 Flat 1m 7f 195y Good 9st 9lbs John Egan 14.3
27/07/16 Goodwood 18/20 Flat 2m 5f Gd/Frm 8st 8lbs Silvestre De Sousa 13.55
25/06/16 Chester 2/11 Flat 1m 7f 195y Gd/Sft 9st 0lbs John Egan 9.83
22/10/15 Ludlow 7/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Good 10st 12lbs Jamie Moore 9.66
15/10/15 Uttoxeter 5/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Good 11st 0lbs Robert Dunne 5.34
12/09/15 Chester 4/5 Flat 1m 7f 195y Soft 9st 3lbs Daniel Cremin 7.35
13/08/15 Salisbury 2/9 Flat 1m 6f 21y Good 8st 9lbs Daniel Cremin 12.06
29/07/15 Sandown Park 3/10 Flat 1m 6f Good 8st 12lbs Daniel Cremin 13.66
11/07/15 Chester 1/5 Flat 1m 6f 91y Good 8st 11lbs Daniel Cremin 10.43
03/06/15 Nottingham 5/14 Flat 1m 6f 15y Gd/Frm 9st 6lbs Martin Harley 37.63
11/05/15 Doncaster 3/11 Flat 1m 4f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs Martin Harley 30.16
20/04/15 Windsor 7/9 Flat 1m 3f 135y Gd/Frm 9st 2lbs Charles Bishop 14.29
18/03/15 Kempton Park 2/7 Flat 1m 4f Fast 8st 6lbs Joe Fanning 6.54
06/03/15 Wolverhampton 2/7 Flat 1m 4f 50y Std 8st 5lbs Joe Fanning 4.5

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

Plenty of these have question marks against them and recent Taunton third MR YEATS could prove the answer given he's still got few miles on the clock and should be suited by this stiffer test of stamina on just his second go in handicaps. Postie is another low-mileage sort who needs considering, with Top Beak weighted to have a say too if shrugging off a modest Wetherby effort.

Betting Forecast

9/2 Mr Yeats (Ire), 9/2 Top Beak (Ire), 9/1 Say Nothing, 6/1 Postie, 11/1 Happy And Content (Ire), 33/1 Bullsempire (Ire), 25/1 Crem Fresh, 10/1 High Moor Flyer, 9/1 Wisecracker, 25/1 Ace Time, 22/1 Diamond Joel
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