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  • Date: 08 April 2021
  • Going: GOOD
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Racing To School Handicap Hurdle (5) (D.ii) (Class 5)

  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 11
  • Prize: £5,779
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Went the wrong way from hurdling debut in the winter and opening mark doesn't look overly appealing. Fit from a spin on the Flat.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/03/21 Lingfield Park 4/10 Flat 1m 5f Std/Slow 9st 4lbs Rossa Ryan 34.28
30/12/20 Taunton 5/13 Hurdle 2m 104y Heavy 10st 12lbs David Noonan 72.29
12/11/20 Ludlow 7/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Good 10st 12lbs David Noonan 28.01
07/10/20 Ludlow 4/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Gd/Frm 11st 0lbs David Noonan 17.03
28/08/20 Goodwood 8/9 Flat 2m Heavy 9st 5lbs Luke Morris 65
12/08/20 Kempton Park 5/9 Flat 1m 3f 219y Slow 9st 2lbs Rossa Ryan 894.48
25/07/20 Doncaster 7/8 Flat 1m 3f 197y Gd/Frm 9st 2lbs Ryan Tate 139.82
17/07/20 Chepstow 5/11 Flat 1m 4f Gd/Frm 9st 3lbs Ryan Tate 277.66

Fair 1m Flat winner. In the process of showing improved form (still in front) when falling 2 out in Ludlow handicap on penultimate outing, then not ideally placed at Stratford last time. Considered.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/03/21 Stratford-On-Avon 8/13 Hurdle 2m 70y Soft 10st 13lbs Jay Tidball 13.93
04/03/21 Ludlow -/17 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Soft 10st 7lbs Jay Tidball 48.21
15/02/21 Lingfield Park 6/7 Bumper 2m Std 11st 2lbs Jay Tidball 145.25
20/12/20 Fakenham 2/10 Hurdle 2m 3y Gd/Sft 10st 2lbs Sean Houlihan 61.18
04/12/20 Exeter 15/16 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy 11st 2lbs Harry Reed 84.6
16/11/20 Leicester 4/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 113y Soft 10st 12lbs Harry Kimber 548.52
19/02/20 Ludlow 16/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Heavy 11st 4lbs Harry Kimber 1000
24/01/20 Lingfield Park 7/8 Flat 1m 4f Std 10st 1lbs Mr Charlie Sprake 100
26/12/19 Fontwell Park 8/9 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Heavy 10st 12lbs Harry Kimber 124.35
27/11/19 Southwell 11/14 Flat 6f 16y Fast B 10st 13lbs Mr Charlie Sprake 30
17/10/19 Chelmsford City 8/12 Flat 1m Slow B 9st 7lbs Sean Levey 6
11/09/19 Kempton Park 3/12 Flat 1m Slow B 9st 10lbs Thore Hammer Hansen 5.7
31/08/19 Lingfield Park 4/7 Flat 1m 1y Std B 9st 10lbs Mark Crehan 5.7
24/08/19 Windsor 9/10 Flat 1m 31y Gd/Frm 9st 7lbs Tom Marquand 15.5
16/08/19 Newmarket (July) 7/10 Flat 1m Gd/Sft 9st 12lbs James Doyle 13.5
11/07/19 Newbury 10/12 Flat 1m Gd/Frm 11st 0lbs Mr Simon Walker 15.62
03/07/19 Kempton Park 5/10 Flat 1m Slow 9st 9lbs Luke Catton 23
17/06/19 Windsor 6/11 Flat 1m 31y Good 9st 4lbs Fergus Sweeney 32
03/06/19 Windsor 5/7 Flat 1m 31y Gd/Frm 8st 11lbs Fergus Sweeney 16
01/05/19 Ascot 13/20 Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 1lbs Seamus Cronin 18.5
25/04/19 Chelmsford City 4/9 Flat 1m Slow 9st 1lbs Rossa Ryan 12.92

Well held in a bumper/novice hurdles in recent months but very much the sort to do better now handicapping on firmer ground. Very much one to consider.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/03/21 Ludlow 6/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Soft 11st 2lbs Richie McLernon 189.73
18/02/21 Sandown Park 6/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy 11st 2lbs Richie McLernon 720
20/01/21 Newbury 7/15 Hurdle 2m 69y Heavy 11st 0lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 350
03/12/20 Market Rasen 7/9 Bumper 2m 125y Heavy 11st 0lbs Richard Johnson 4.22

Exposed maiden but has been placed off higher marks, including when third in C&D handicap when last seen 2 years ago. Big ask on return.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
29/11/18 Taunton 3/12 Hurdle 2m 104y Gd/Sft + 10st 0lbs Bryony Frost 11
15/11/18 Taunton 7/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Gd/Frm + 10st 12lbs Paul O'Brien 9.25
23/08/18 Fontwell Park 6/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Good + 11st 4lbs Paul O'Brien 15.77
30/07/18 Newton Abbot 8/11 Hurdle 2m 167y Soft + 10st 11lbs Paul O'Brien 44
26/06/18 Newton Abbot 6/8 Hurdle 2m 2f 110y Gd/Frm + 11st 12lbs Paul O'Brien 9.74
30/11/17 Taunton 6/10 Hurdle 2m 104y Good + 10st 7lbs Paul O'Brien 4.4
16/11/17 Taunton 2/15 Hurdle 2m 104y Good + 10st 11lbs Paul O'Brien 14.53
01/11/17 Taunton 2/9 Hurdle 2m 104y Gd/Frm + 10st 12lbs Paul O'Brien 140
12/10/17 Exeter 5/14 Hurdle 2m 175y Gd/Sft + 11st 5lbs Conor Ring 80
28/05/17 Fontwell Park 8/11 Hurdle 2m 1f 145y Gd/Sft + 11st 4lbs Paul O'Brien 39.96
10/05/17 Newton Abbot -/16 Hurdle 2m 167y Good + 10st 7lbs Conor Ring 43.25
20/04/17 Taunton 4/12 Hurdle 2m 104y Gd/Frm + 11st 4lbs Paul O'Brien 81.7
12/03/17 Warwick -/9 Hurdle 2m Heavy 0 11st 6lbs Conor Ring 129.57
13/11/16 Fontwell Park 10/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 33y Soft 11st 0lbs Paul O'Brien 358.53
19/10/16 Fontwell Park 8/10 Hurdle 2m 1f 145y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Conor Ring 1000
07/10/16 Newton Abbot 7/8 Hurdle 2m 2f 110y Good 10st 12lbs Paul Moloney 100
19/07/16 Ballinrobe 7/10 Bumper 2m 1f 110y Gd/Sft z 12st 0lbs Mr D. Skehan 50.62
05/06/16 Kilbeggan 4/10 Hurdle 2m Good 11st 4lbs Jonathan Moore 14.27
13/05/16 Kilbeggan 5/14 Hurdle 2m Good 11st 4lbs Sean Flanagan 29

Veteran who is well treated and hasn't been disgraced of late, so merits consideration for all he's likely vulnerable to less-exposed types.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
25/03/21 Chepstow 3/13 Hurdle 2m 11y Good B 10st 1lbs Lewis Stones 8.58
10/03/21 Catterick Bridge 4/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 156y Soft B 10st 11lbs Robert Williams 12.45
23/02/21 Taunton 3/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Heavy B 10st 4lbs Lewis Stones 26.7
04/02/21 Ffos Las 5/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Heavy B 10st 10lbs James Nixon 51.79
08/12/20 Fontwell Park 8/9 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Soft B 10st 12lbs Jordan Williams 44
16/11/20 Plumpton 3/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Heavy B 10st 11lbs Jordan Williams 7.9
08/11/20 Ffos Las 4/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Heavy B 10st 7lbs Lewis Stones 28
17/03/20 Wetherby 4/6 Hurdle 2m Heavy B 10st 11lbs Charlie Price 3.34
04/03/20 Catterick Bridge 1/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 156y Soft B 10st 4lbs Charlie Price 3.05
14/02/20 Fakenham 3/10 Hurdle 2m 3y Soft B 10st 11lbs Robert Williams 6.2
30/01/20 Ffos Las 3/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Heavy B 10st 0lbs Charlie Price 16
18/01/20 Taunton 7/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft B 10st 9lbs Robert Williams 67.95
31/12/19 Uttoxeter 10/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Heavy B 10st 10lbs Charlie Todd 9.59
13/12/19 Bangor-On-Dee 2/10 Hurdle 2m 145y Heavy B 10st 11lbs Niall Houlihan 6.69
18/11/19 Plumpton 1/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Soft B 10st 7lbs Charlie Price 4.1
10/11/19 Ffos Las 5/6 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Heavy B 10st 2lbs Jordan Williams 6.47
29/10/19 Chepstow 3/17 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Gd/Sft B 10st 8lbs Robert Williams 54.72
05/06/19 Newton Abbot 2/10 Hurdle 2m 167y Gd/Sft B 10st 3lbs Sean Houlihan 6.03
08/05/19 Newton Abbot 4/13 Hurdle 2m 2f 110y Soft B 10st 8lbs Charlie Price 7.26
20/04/19 Newton Abbot 4/14 Hurdle 2m 167y Good B 10st 8lbs Robert Williams 18.35
21/03/19 Chepstow 1/12 Hurdle 2m 11y Gd/Sft B 10st 2lbs Charlie Price 7

Poor handicap hurdler who has underperformed the last twice. Others preferred.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
25/03/21 Chepstow 5/13 Hurdle 2m 11y Good 0 9st 13lbs Max Browne 9.83
10/03/21 Catterick Bridge 11/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 156y Soft 0 10st 10lbs Charlie Price 13.11
23/02/21 Taunton 5/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Heavy 0 10st 4lbs Charlie Price 25.34
16/11/20 Plumpton 2/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Heavy 0 10st 5lbs Charlie Price 4.96
08/11/20 Ffos Las 7/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Heavy 0 10st 1lbs Jordan Williams 16.5
28/09/20 Newton Abbot 5/15 Hurdle 2m 2f 110y Good 0 10st 5lbs Robert Williams 7.2
08/09/20 Newton Abbot 4/11 Hurdle 2m 167y Good 0 10st 5lbs Niall Houlihan 27
21/07/20 Chepstow 5/14 Flat 1m 4f Gd/Frm 0 9st 3lbs Joshua Bryan 84.27
18/07/20 Bath 6/10 Flat 1m 6f Firm 0 8st 8lbs Gavin Ashton 75
11/03/20 Huntingdon 6/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Soft 0 10st 7lbs Page Fuller 18
10/02/20 Plumpton 2/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Heavy 0 10st 7lbs Charlie Price 4.1
07/01/20 Taunton 7/13 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft 0 10st 9lbs Richard Johnson 9.2
05/12/19 Leicester 5/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 113y Soft 0 10st 8lbs Charlie Price 8.67
06/11/19 Chepstow 1/9 Hurdle 2m 11y Soft 0 10st 6lbs Charlie Price 8.2
29/10/19 Chepstow 5/17 Hurdle 2m 11y Gd/Sft 0 10st 6lbs Richard Johnson 12
05/06/19 Fontwell Park 4/6 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Good 0 10st 6lbs Charlie Price 8.8
14/05/19 Ffos Las 6/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Good 0 11st 1lbs Robert Williams 8.4
03/04/19 Kempton Park 10/13 Flat 1m 2f 219y Std 0 9st 0lbs Stevie Donohoe 80
11/03/19 Taunton 4/11 Hurdle 2m 104y Gd/Sft 0 10st 3lbs Charlie Price 22.16
13/02/19 Plumpton 5/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Soft 0 10st 11lbs Rex Dingle 6.96
09/01/19 Taunton 2/7 Hurdle 2m 104y Good 0 10st 7lbs Patrick Cowley 3.35

Scored twice for Henry Daly last term, but has been badly out of sorts for his current yard.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/03/21 Southwell 13/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Soft 11st 11lbs Jordan Nailor 40.07
03/12/20 Market Rasen 9/11 Hurdle 2m 125y Heavy 11st 10lbs Archie Bellamy 25
22/10/20 Ludlow 10/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Good 11st 9lbs Tom Queally 21
08/10/20 Exeter 10/12 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Good 11st 5lbs Jordan Nailor 18.15
19/02/20 Ludlow 3/11 Hurdle 2m 5f 55y Heavy 11st 4lbs Tom O'Brien 16
30/12/19 Haydock Park -/11 Hurdle 2m 2f 191y Soft 10st 5lbs Bryony Frost 11.5
23/11/19 Huntingdon 6/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Soft 11st 6lbs Miss Alice Stevens 5.25
22/10/19 Exeter 1/12 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Gd/Sft 12st 7lbs Miss Alice Stevens 2.91
19/10/19 Stratford-On-Avon 1/8 Hurdle 2m 70y Soft 12st 3lbs Bryony Frost 7
11/05/19 Warwick 9/12 Hurdle 2m 5f Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Andrew Tinkler 70
23/04/19 Ludlow 8/12 Hurdle 2m 5f 55y Gd/Frm 11st 12lbs Andrew Tinkler 21
30/03/19 Stratford-On-Avon 8/13 Hurdle 2m 70y Good 11st 0lbs Andrew Tinkler 170.79
28/02/19 Ludlow 5/14 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Good 11st 2lbs Andrew Tinkler 100
17/01/19 Ludlow 7/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Good 11st 4lbs Richard Patrick 117.84
21/12/18 Uttoxeter 5/9 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Heavy 11st 0lbs Andrew Tinkler 23.7
23/11/18 Ffos Las 4/10 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Soft 10st 12lbs Mark Galligan 36

Has only hinted at ability in bumpers/over hurdles to this point, but he's bred to be better than a mark of 96 and has a tongue tie applied for his handicap debut.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/12/20 Wincanton 5/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft 11st 0lbs Bryan Carver 7.06
12/11/20 Taunton 7/11 Hurdle 2m 104y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Bryan Carver 319.26
29/10/20 Stratford-On-Avon 7/11 Hurdle 2m 70y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Ciaran Gethings 92.89
07/02/20 Kempton Park 8/9 Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs Jamie Moore 810
23/11/19 Ascot 13/13 Bumper 1m 7f 152y Soft 11st 0lbs Bryan Carver 1000

Lost his way in Ireland and returns from 18 months with plenty to prove for a new stable.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
12/10/19 Fairyhouse 12/16 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 0 11st 4lbs A. M. McCurtin 120
28/09/19 Navan 19/25 Hurdle 2m 6f Good 10st 12lbs A. M. McCurtin 150
28/02/19 Clonmel -/18 Hurdle 3m 20y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs J. J. Slevin 18.5
14/02/19 Clonmel 6/17 Hurdle 2m 3f 86y Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Mr J. J. Codd 16.21
08/09/18 Wexford 4/14 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs A. M. McCurtin 7.2
11/08/18 Kilbeggan 1/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 180y Good 11st 0lbs A. M. McCurtin 8.85
24/07/18 Ballinrobe 2/13 Hurdle 2m 6f 10y Good 10st 12lbs J. J. Slevin 5.15
10/07/18 Roscommon 3/17 Hurdle 3m Good 10st 11lbs J. J. Slevin 9.6
23/05/18 Wexford 5/14 Hurdle 2m Good 10st 11lbs J. J. Slevin 16.8
05/05/18 Wexford 9/12 Hurdle 2m Heavy 10st 11lbs A. M. McCurtin 23
07/04/17 Wexford -/14 Hurdle 2m Soft 10st 12lbs A. M. McCurtin 15.55
25/03/17 Thurles 8/18 Hurdle 2m 7f 45y Soft 10st 13lbs A. M. McCurtin 50.36
26/05/16 Tipperary 10/18 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs M. J. Ferris 211.12
12/06/15 Clonmel 9/17 Hurdle 2m 110y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs B. M. Cash 228.47
21/05/15 Clonmel 7/13 Hurdle 2m 4f Good 11st 4lbs P. F. Mangan 184.98
14/05/15 Tipperary 8/10 Bumper 2m 2f Heavy 12st 0lbs Mr D. L. Queally 24.41

Poor maiden on Flat and no solid form over hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
25/03/21 Chepstow -/13 Hurdle 2m 11y Good 9st 10lbs Mark Galligan 195.86
04/02/21 Ffos Las -/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Heavy 10st 5lbs Page Fuller 315.01
04/12/20 Exeter 12/16 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy 10st 6lbs Archie Bellamy 820.18
15/11/20 Fontwell Park -/9 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Heavy 10st 9lbs Tabitha Worsley 80.51
06/02/20 Doncaster 13/14 Hurdle 2m 128y Gd/Sft 10st 1lbs Patrick Cowley 160
08/01/20 Ludlow 9/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Soft 10st 5lbs Patrick Cowley 1000
26/12/19 Fontwell Park -/9 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Heavy 10st 5lbs Patrick Cowley 160
22/11/19 Catterick Bridge 9/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 156y Gd/Sft 10st 5lbs Patrick Cowley 627.72
02/07/19 Chepstow 12/13 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm 8st 11lbs John Egan 20.17
08/06/19 Lingfield Park 10/14 Flat 1m 4f Std 9st 0lbs Theodore Ladd 112.2
20/05/19 Redcar 9/11 Flat 1m 5f 218y Good 8st 13lbs Clifford Lee 34
02/05/19 Salisbury 10/14 Flat 1m 1f 201y Good 9st 2lbs John Egan 107.07
16/09/18 Ffos Las 8/8 Flat 1m Soft 8st 11lbs Gina Mangan 407.21
05/09/18 Ffos Las 9/13 Flat 7f 80y Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs Jack Mitchell 503.6
14/08/18 Ffos Las 8/11 Flat 7f 80y Gd/Sft 8st 11lbs Hayley Turner 48

In fair form on the Flat of late but has yet to threaten over hurdles, pulled up at Wincanton 140 days ago. Plenty to prove.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/11/20 Wincanton -/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Gd/Sft 0 10st 3lbs Kai Lenihan 48.93
21/09/20 Warwick 4/10 Hurdle 2m Good 0 10st 7lbs Paul O'Brien 41.4
13/09/20 Bath 5/11 Flat 1m 2f 37y Gd/Frm 0 9st 4lbs Thomas Greatrex 7.49
27/08/20 Chelmsford City 5/10 Flat 1m 2f Std/Slow 0 9st 7lbs Ray Dawson 10.55
22/07/20 Bath 2/10 Flat 1m 2f 37y Gd/Frm 0 9st 7lbs Raul Da Silva 5.82
10/07/20 Bath 5/14 Flat 1m 2f 37y Good 0 8st 4lbs Raul Da Silva 65
11/06/20 Yarmouth 6/11 Flat 1m 3y Good 0 8st 10lbs Gabriele Malune 34
06/02/20 Chelmsford City 9/11 Flat 1m 2f Slow 0 9st 8lbs George Rooke 135.03
14/01/20 Chelmsford City 6/11 Flat 1m 5f 66y Slow 0 9st 3lbs George Rooke 166.94
02/01/20 Chelmsford City 9/15 Flat 1m 2f Slow V 9st 1lbs George Rooke 133.06
12/12/19 Taunton 6/9 Hurdle 2m 104y Heavy V 10st 12lbs Paul O'Brien 148.12
28/11/19 Lingfield Park 10/13 Flat 1m 2f Std V 9st 2lbs Finley Marsh 481.31
06/11/19 Wolverhampton 11/11 Flat 1m 142y Std 0 9st 0lbs William Cox 71.83
15/08/19 Salisbury 9/9 Flat 1m Gd/Sft 0 9st 6lbs Trevor Whelan 108.18
26/07/19 Uttoxeter 13/14 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Good 0 11st 6lbs Paul O'Brien 120
16/07/19 Bath 7/9 Flat 1m Firm 0 9st 10lbs Megan Nicholls 13
22/05/19 Yarmouth 6/12 Flat 1m 3f 104y Good 9st 8lbs Megan Nicholls 13.5
01/05/19 Bath 3/12 Flat 1m Gd/Frm 0 10st 0lbs Trevor Whelan 49.53
14/04/19 Wincanton 9/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Good 10st 8lbs Paul O'Brien 677.07
13/12/18 Warwick 6/14 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Tom Bellamy 560
25/11/18 Exeter 9/11 Hurdle 2m 175y Soft 10st 12lbs Tom Bellamy 900

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

GRANDEE is potentially thrown in on Flat form having been handed an opening mark of 93 so, while he's achieved little over hurdles to this point, he's worth chancing if the market speaks in his favour. Fellow handicap debutants An Tailliur and Troed Y Parc are others to consider.

Betting Forecast

20/1 Theocrat (Ire), 11/1 Letsbe Avenue (Ire), 4/1 An Tailliur (Fr), 14/1 Serveontime (Ire), 5/1 Flanagans Field (Ire), 20/1 Shadow's Girl, 14/1 Don Juan Du Gouet (Fr), 11/2 Troed Y Parc, 28/1 Time Is Time (Ire), 250/1 Lucky Circle, 28/1 Johni Boxit
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