16:05 Worcester

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  • Date: 22 July 2021
  • Going: GOOD
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap Hurdle (5) (Class 5)

  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 10
  • Prize: £5,779
  • Race status: Weighed In

Back to form of late, runner-up over this C&D prior to landing a conditional jockeys' race under Charlie Hammond at Stratford (18.7f). Escapes a penalty for that and he's the one to beat.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/07/21 Stratford-On-Avon 1/12 Hurdle 2m 2f 148y Good h 11st 12lbs Charlie Hammond 9.04
30/06/21 Worcester 2/14 Hurdle 2m 4f Good h 11st 7lbs Bryan Carver 12
11/06/21 Newton Abbot 8/15 Hurdle 2m 167y Good h 11st 12lbs Bryan Carver 9.4
30/05/21 Fontwell Park -/15 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Gd/Frm h 11st 5lbs Bryan Carver 9.6
12/05/21 Worcester 6/15 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft h 11st 11lbs Bryan Carver 24
16/04/21 Exeter -/11 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Gd/Frm h 11st 12lbs Joe Anderson 3.4
04/12/20 Exeter 1/16 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy h 11st 2lbs Richard Patrick 4.82
26/11/20 Taunton 2/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Good h 11st 4lbs Bryan Carver 6.39
28/10/20 Taunton 1/13 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Good h 10st 2lbs Joe Anderson 15.59
20/10/20 Exeter -/11 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Good h 10st 12lbs Mr Michael Legg 3.71
08/10/20 Exeter 2/11 Hurdle 2m 175y Good h 10st 12lbs James Davies 13.5
19/09/20 Newton Abbot 7/16 Hurdle 2m 167y Good h 10st 12lbs James Davies 50.5
19/08/20 Stratford-On-Avon -/8 Hurdle 2m 2f 148y Heavy 11st 5lbs James Davies 24
21/01/20 Exeter 8/11 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy H 10st 13lbs David Noonan 61.62
01/01/20 Exeter 7/14 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy H 11st 4lbs James Davies 856.15
05/11/19 Exeter 9/9 Hurdle 2m 5f 135y Soft H 10st 12lbs James Davies 500.48
22/05/19 Warwick 5/8 Hurdle 2m 3f Good H 11st 0lbs James Davies 540

Snapped a long losing run when getting on top close home over C&D on debut for new connections. 4 lb rise fair, but he's evidently no winning machine and is probably worth taking on this time.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/06/21 Worcester 1/11 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft + 11st 4lbs Fergus Gillard 4.9
12/05/21 Worcester 8/15 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft v 11st 4lbs Alex Edwards 20.53
06/05/21 Huntingdon 3/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 137y Gd/Sft + 10st 8lbs Brian Hughes 9.77
08/04/21 Taunton -/5 Chase 2m 2f 40y Good + 11st 5lbs Tom Bellamy 5.34
17/10/20 Market Rasen 2/13 Chase 2m 3f 34y Gd/Sft + 11st 0lbs Brian Hughes 7.2
22/09/20 Warwick -/8 Chase 2m 4f Good + 10st 13lbs Bryan Carver 3.59
02/09/20 Uttoxeter 3/12 Chase 2m 4f Good + 10st 13lbs Ben Poste 12.63
06/08/20 Stratford-On-Avon 4/13 Chase 2m 213y Good + 11st 9lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 5.4
31/01/20 Catterick Bridge 6/6 Chase 1m 7f 145y Gd/Sft v 11st 4lbs Brian Hughes 4.16
03/01/20 Musselburgh 2/10 Chase 2m 4f 68y Gd/Sft v 11st 0lbs Brian Hughes 5.1
08/12/19 Huntingdon 3/15 Hurdle 2m 4f 145y Gd/Sft v 10st 8lbs Richard Patrick 18.69
12/11/19 Huntingdon 2/10 Hurdle 2m 4f 145y Gd/Sft v 11st 4lbs Brian Hughes 8.03
18/10/19 Uttoxeter 6/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Soft + 11st 5lbs Brian Hughes 3.1
10/10/19 Exeter 2/9 Hurdle 2m 175y Gd/Sft + 11st 8lbs David Bass 6.26
04/04/19 Taunton 1/11 Hurdle 2m 104y Gd/Sft v 10st 9lbs David Bass 3.04
26/03/19 Hereford 2/17 Hurdle 2m 3f 147y Good v 10st 9lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 33.06
07/03/19 Wincanton -/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 166y Soft v 11st 0lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 22.17
17/02/19 Huntingdon 6/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Gd/Sft + 11st 0lbs Brian Hughes 16.5
19/12/18 Lingfield Park 11/11 Flat 1m 7f 169y Std/Slow b 10st 0lbs Dougie Costello 90
25/11/18 Exeter -/17 Hurdle 2m 5f 135y Soft z 11st 9lbs Noel Fehily 55
30/10/18 Chepstow 15/18 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Good z 12st 0lbs Aidan Coleman 63.1

More miss than hit since registering sole success in a mares' maiden at Bangor almost 2 years ago, and she's likely to come up short once more. Cheekpieces refitted.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/06/21 Worcester 5/14 Hurdle 2m 4f Good 11st 4lbs Patrick Cowley 12.11
15/06/21 Stratford-On-Avon 7/12 Hurdle 2m 2f 148y Good 11st 1lbs Patrick Cowley 36.89
01/12/20 Southwell -/14 Hurdle 2m 4f 88y Gd/Sft 0 11st 9lbs Rex Dingle 42
18/11/20 Warwick 8/10 Chase 2m 4f Soft 10st 9lbs Jonathan Burke 25.32
03/11/20 Exeter 8/12 Hurdle 2m 5f 135y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs James Best 133.38
15/10/19 Hereford 9/11 Hurdle 2m 3f 147y Gd/Sft 11st 10lbs Richard Johnson 3.9
24/09/19 Warwick 2/8 Hurdle 2m 3f Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs Leighton Aspell 12.99
28/08/19 Worcester 5/10 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft H 11st 5lbs Leighton Aspell 20
02/08/19 Bangor-On-Dee 1/6 Hurdle 2m 3f 123y Good H 11st 0lbs Leighton Aspell 5.72
21/07/19 Newton Abbot 3/7 Hurdle 2m 5f 122y Good H 10st 9lbs Leighton Aspell 15.5
02/12/18 Leicester -/6 Hurdle 1m 7f 113y Good H 11st 2lbs Harry Stock 5.61
15/11/18 Ludlow 5/15 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Good H 11st 4lbs Leighton Aspell 53.91
02/11/18 Uttoxeter 5/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Good H 11st 5lbs Leighton Aspell 376.23
27/04/18 Towcester -/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 151y Heavy H 10st 5lbs Wayne Hutchinson 364.85
25/01/18 Warwick 9/10 Bumper 2m Soft 10st 11lbs Harry Stock 72.46
23/07/17 Stratford-On-Avon 5/8 Bumper 2m 70y Good 10st 10lbs Andrew Tinkler 13.82

Just the one win to his name from 16 starts over hurdles, but the handicapper has shown mercy and he's an each-way player on the back of his latest effort at Uttoxeter. Yard also saddles Espressino.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/06/21 Uttoxeter 4/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Good 0 10st 13lbs Page Fuller 12
12/05/21 Worcester 6/7 Chase 2m 4f Gd/Sft 0 11st 0lbs James Davies 17.37
22/04/21 Exeter 4/6 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Gd/Frm 0 10st 11lbs Bryan Carver 6.45
18/11/20 Warwick 10/12 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 0 11st 5lbs Joe Anderson 7.9
25/10/20 Wincanton 5/13 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Good 0 11st 12lbs James Davies 33.04
08/10/20 Exeter -/12 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Good 0 11st 7lbs Bryan Carver 10.5
21/09/20 Warwick 5/14 Hurdle 2m 5f Good 0 11st 8lbs Bryan Carver 6.89
02/09/20 Uttoxeter 2/17 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Good 0 11st 9lbs Bryan Carver 10.54
17/08/20 Uttoxeter 7/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Good 0 11st 6lbs David Noonan 32.61
27/10/19 Wincanton 9/17 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Gd/Sft 0 11st 11lbs James Davies 24
23/09/19 Warwick 3/10 Hurdle 2m 5f Gd/Frm 0 11st 5lbs David Noonan 12
04/09/19 Uttoxeter 1/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Gd/Frm 0 11st 0lbs David Noonan 13
14/08/19 Worcester 3/12 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 0 11st 0lbs James Davies 16.23
26/07/19 Uttoxeter 4/6 Hurdle 2m 7f 70y Good 0 12st 7lbs Bryan Carver 5.2
30/06/19 Uttoxeter 3/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Good 0 11st 7lbs James Davies 29.28
14/07/18 Newton Abbot 3/4 Hurdle 2m 5f 122y Gd/Frm 11st 0lbs James Davies 6.68
27/06/18 Worcester 4/11 Hurdle 2m 4f Good 10st 12lbs James Davies 228.83

Failed to improve on his handicap debut at Doncaster (19.4f) in March, but it's still early days for this 5-y-o and he's likely to do better at some point soon. Tongue strap applied.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/03/21 Doncaster 3/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 88y Good 11st 12lbs Gavin Sheehan 13.55
26/11/20 Taunton 8/14 Hurdle 2m 104y Good 10st 12lbs Robbie Power 32
18/11/20 Warwick 3/9 Hurdle 2m Soft 10st 12lbs Gavin Sheehan 55.37
15/10/20 Carlisle 6/11 Hurdle 2m 1f 33y Good 10st 12lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 8.89

Proved that he retains ability when just touched off at Uttoxeter (23.3f) in June, but his 2 subsequent efforts have lacked spark.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/07/21 Worcester 8/14 Hurdle 2m 7f Gd/Sft V 10st 8lbs James Davies 34
21/06/21 Southwell 10/10 Hurdle 3m 60y Good V 10st 9lbs James Davies 5.82
03/06/21 Uttoxeter 2/15 Hurdle 2m 7f 70y Good V 9st 11lbs James Davies 36
19/05/21 Southwell 7/14 Hurdle 2m 4f 88y Good V 10st 7lbs James Best 42
10/05/21 Southwell -/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Gd/Sft 9st 12lbs William Marshall 55.56
17/03/21 Huntingdon 7/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Soft 10st 12lbs James Davies 95
04/10/20 Uttoxeter -/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Dave Crosse 42.45
20/02/20 Huntingdon 5/14 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Heavy 10st 2lbs James Davies 14
31/12/19 Uttoxeter 6/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Heavy 11st 6lbs Dave Crosse 42.67
05/12/19 Leicester 5/6 Hurdle 2m 4f 110y Soft 10st 10lbs James Davies 19.49
21/11/19 Market Rasen 7/11 Hurdle 2m 125y Soft 12st 0lbs Miss Gina Andrews 48.03
07/11/19 Market Rasen 5/9 Hurdle 2m 4f 139y Heavy 11st 6lbs James Davies 32
01/10/19 Southwell 5/6 Hurdle 2m 7f 209y Heavy + 11st 11lbs William Marshall 6.68
29/08/19 Fontwell Park 2/4 Hurdle 3m 1f 166y Gd/Frm + 11st 5lbs Harry Skelton 1.66
04/08/19 Market Rasen 2/10 Hurdle 2m 2f 140y Gd/Frm + 11st 10lbs Harry Skelton 1.29
01/08/19 Stratford-On-Avon 1/14 Hurdle 2m 6f 7y Gd/Sft + 11st 3lbs Harry Skelton 2.13
03/04/19 Wincanton 3/6 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Good 0 11st 0lbs Dave Crosse 90.78
15/01/19 Lingfield Park 8/9 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 10st 6lbs Sean Bowen 30
26/12/18 Wetherby 14/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 154y Soft 0 11st 6lbs Jamie Bargary 75
07/12/18 Sandown Park 8/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy 0 11st 6lbs David Bass 46
24/03/18 Newbury 5/7 Hurdle 2m 2f 183y Soft 0 10st 11lbs Richard Johnson 8.88

Yet to trouble the judge in 5 starts over timber and it's hard to envisage him making an impact from 6 lb out of the handicap.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/07/21 Worcester 9/14 Hurdle 2m 7f Gd/Sft + 10st 2lbs Jack Tudor 9.92
01/05/21 Uttoxeter 13/15 Hurdle 2m 7f 70y Gd/Sft 10st 8lbs Jack Tudor 21
21/01/21 Ludlow 10/10 Hurdle 2m 5f 55y Heavy 11st 5lbs Ben Poste 195.72
17/12/20 Hereford 6/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 147y Heavy 11st 5lbs Dylan Kitts 55
02/12/20 Ludlow 9/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Soft 11st 4lbs Dylan Kitts 32.1
17/05/19 Aintree 8/11 Bumper 2m 209y Good 0 11st 8lbs Mr J. Teal 19.22

On a good mark judged on pick of last year's form, but has failed to threaten in 2 starts for this yard since returning from a break in May.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
29/06/21 Stratford-On-Avon 4/7 Hurdle 2m 6f 7y Good 0 10st 12lbs James Best 14.77
31/05/21 Huntingdon 3/9 Hurdle 2m 4f 145y Good 0 11st 11lbs James Best 25.55
28/10/20 Taunton -/13 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Good 0 11st 6lbs K. Brogan 4.88
29/09/20 Bangor-On-Dee 4/14 Hurdle 2m 7f 7y Gd/Sft B 11st 6lbs Jonathan Burke 5.22
02/09/20 Uttoxeter 2/16 Hurdle 2m 7f 70y Good 0 11st 12lbs Richard Patrick 5.74
16/08/20 Market Rasen 4/12 Hurdle 2m 7f 16y Good 0 11st 12lbs Jonathan Burke 4.3
04/08/20 Southwell 1/11 Hurdle 2m 4f 88y Good 0 11st 6lbs Jonathan Burke 8.51
20/07/20 Market Rasen 9/12 Hurdle 2m 125y Gd/Frm 11st 5lbs Mr Tommie M. O'Brien 21
01/03/20 Huntingdon 6/6 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Heavy 11st 2lbs Alan Johns 9.6
07/02/20 Bangor-On-Dee 10/15 Hurdle 2m 145y Heavy 11st 11lbs Mr Zac Baker 10
18/01/20 Taunton 7/11 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft 11st 9lbs Alan Johns 23
29/12/19 Doncaster 11/11 Hurdle 2m 128y Soft 11st 7lbs Richard Johnson 24
10/12/19 Uttoxeter 10/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Heavy 11st 12lbs Nico de Boinville 29.07
27/11/19 Wetherby 8/11 Hurdle 2m 3f 154y Soft 12st 1lbs Stan Sheppard 40.79
21/04/19 Fairyhouse 2/15 Hurdle 2m 4f Good b 10st 9lbs J. J. Slevin 15.5
17/03/19 Wexford 1/11 Hurdle 2m Soft b 11st 7lbs Shane Shortall 4
02/03/19 Navan 13/20 Hurdle 2m Soft b 11st 7lbs J. J. Slevin 4.9
16/02/19 Gowran Park 3/20 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft b 11st 7lbs J. J. Slevin 28.6
14/01/19 Punchestown 10/22 Hurdle 2m Good z 11st 4lbs J. J. Slevin 20.69
21/06/18 Leopardstown 7/7 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm B 8st 12lbs M. C. Hussey 4.78
16/06/18 Limerick 1/6 Flat 1m 3f 70y Good B 9st 7lbs Donnacha O'Brien 4.9

Yet to trouble the judge, but ability is clearly there and she left the impression that moving back up to this trip would help when fourth in a 2m mares' novice here last month. Handicap debut.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/06/21 Worcester 4/9 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Brendan Powell 17
03/06/21 Ffos Las 5/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Good H 10st 12lbs Brendan Powell 14.02
17/05/21 Ffos Las 3/4 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft H 11st 0lbs Richie McLernon 17.91
10/08/20 Southwell -/14 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Gd/Frm H 10st 12lbs Nico de Boinville 6.1
06/07/20 Uttoxeter 4/12 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Good 10st 12lbs Aidan Coleman 4.54

Failed to threaten both starts in points and hasn't shown much in a trio of outings in this sphere either. Has undergone wind surgery and improvement needed now upped in trip for this handicap debut.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
31/05/21 Huntingdon 9/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Good z 11st 4lbs Gavin Sheehan 174.31
13/05/21 Fontwell Park 5/8 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Gd/Frm z 10st 13lbs Gavin Sheehan 24
11/04/21 Plumpton 5/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Good z 11st 4lbs Page Fuller 153.48

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

ESPRESSINO is officially 6 lb 'well-in' following his decisive Stratford success 11 days ago and will take plenty of stopping if in a similar mood. Stablemate Minella Mojo is not without each-way hope, but the lightly-raced pair Spanish Jump and Gerboise Borget may provide the greatest resistance.

Betting Forecast

9/4 Espressino, 11/2 Veiled Secret (Ire), 18/1 Cut And Run, 12/1 Minella Mojo (Ire), 8/1 Spanish Jump (Fr), 40/1 Ulysses (Ger), 50/1 Tom O'roughley (Ire), 22/1 Christopher Robin (Ire), 12/1 Gerboise Borget (Fr), 33/1 Megamegawhitething (Ire)
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