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  • Date: 22 November 2020
  • Going: HEAVY
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Racingtv.com/Freemonth Handicap Hurdle (5) (D.ii) (Class 5)

  • Distance: 2m 5f 135y
  • Age: 3 years old+
  • Runners: 12
  • Prize: £5,844
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Mixed bag since his successful return/handicap debut at Uttoxeter (20f) in July but might have gone close without a mistake 2 out at Chepstow last time. One to consider.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/10/20 Chepstow 4/13 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Soft 11st 1lbs David Noonan 17.18
13/10/20 Hereford 8/12 Hurdle 2m 5f 163y Good B 11st 5lbs Paddy Brennan 8.11
01/09/20 Newton Abbot 6/11 Hurdle 2m 5f 122y Good V 11st 11lbs Tom Scudamore 5.7
08/08/20 Uttoxeter 5/13 Hurdle 2m 7f 70y Good V 11st 7lbs Tom Scudamore 9.31
16/07/20 Uttoxeter 1/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Good V 11st 0lbs Tom Scudamore 13
21/02/20 Exeter 9/13 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy 11st 0lbs David Noonan 1000
18/01/20 Taunton 9/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft 11st 2lbs Tom O'Brien 348.41
30/12/19 Taunton 10/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft 10st 12lbs Nick Scholfield 493.09
23/02/19 Chepstow 9/15 Bumper 2m 11y Gd/Sft 10st 10lbs Mitchell Bastyan 163.27
23/10/18 Exeter 3/4 Bumper 1m 5f 38y Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs David Noonan 5

Point winner but yet to show much under Rules, well held when backed at long odds in similar event at Uttoxeter (2m) last time.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/10/20 Uttoxeter 10/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Soft 11st 3lbs David England 14.85
04/10/20 Uttoxeter 9/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs David England 286.71
04/03/20 Catterick Bridge 3/6 Chase 3m 1f 54y Soft 11st 12lbs Mr Jack Andrews 80
04/05/18 Cheltenham -/7 Chase 3m 1f 56y Good 12st 0lbs Mr Simon Morgan 95
12/03/17 Warwick 6/6 Bumper 2m Heavy 11st 2lbs Robert Dunne 216.97

Modest in bumpers but shaped with some encouragement in novice hurdles for previous yard and may have needed the run when a beaten favourite at Plumpton for new stable. Blinkers go on.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/11/20 Plumpton 5/9 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Soft 0 11st 6lbs C. M. Leonard 3.5
24/08/20 Southwell 7/13 Hurdle 3m 60y Gd/Frm 0 11st 12lbs Hugh Nugent 23.26
08/08/20 Uttoxeter 7/13 Hurdle 2m 7f 70y Good 11st 10lbs Harry Bannister 73.21
07/07/20 Newton Abbot -/8 Hurdle 3m 2f 105y Good 11st 9lbs Harry Bannister 24
30/10/19 Fakenham 3/6 Hurdle 2m 7f 95y Gd/Sft 11st 3lbs Harry Bannister 8.8
09/10/19 Ludlow 3/6 Hurdle 2m 5f 55y Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs Harry Bannister 21.6
29/08/19 Sedgefield 3/6 Hurdle 2m 3f 188y Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs Harry Bannister 7.49
22/04/19 Huntingdon 4/6 Bumper 1m 7f 171y Good 11st 0lbs Harry Bannister 28.64
10/12/18 Lingfield Park 3/10 Bumper 2m Slow 11st 0lbs Jeremiah McGrath 18
22/11/18 Wincanton 3/4 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Good 10st 12lbs Daryl Jacob 58.56
10/10/18 Southwell 9/11 Bumper 1m 7f 153y Good H 11st 10lbs Harry Bannister 18.73

Yet to show anything, shaping like he might even have had some sort of problem on handicap debut at Ffos Las 7 weeks ago. Tongue tie on as he goes up markedly in trip.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
01/10/20 Ffos Las -/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Gd/Sft 10st 1lbs Robert Dunne 14.86
29/07/20 Bangor-On-Dee 8/11 Hurdle 2m 145y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Robert Dunne 794.92
01/07/20 Southwell 8/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Good 11st 0lbs Robert Dunne 522.6
27/10/19 Wincanton -/17 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Mark Quinlan 1000

From a good family but it's been a struggle for him for this yard so far, never dangerous after a wind op on return at Hereford recently (not unbacked). Down another 3 lb and new headgear goes on.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
10/11/20 Hereford 8/13 Hurdle 2m 53y Gd/Sft z 10st 13lbs Tom Scudamore 6.6
17/03/20 Taunton 10/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft h 11st 4lbs Tom Scudamore 21.37
06/02/20 Doncaster 12/18 Hurdle 2m 128y Gd/Sft z 11st 3lbs Tom Scudamore 360
21/01/20 Exeter 7/16 Hurdle 2m 175y Heavy z 11st 4lbs Tom Scudamore 28.27
12/12/19 Taunton 8/13 Hurdle 2m 104y Heavy H 10st 12lbs Tom Scudamore 108.57
28/04/19 Lignieres 4/6 Bumper 1m 3f 205y Gd/Sft 10st 1lbs Felix de Giles -

Has done most of her racing here, running well in a couple of mares' events last season. Never going well on return at Hereford 12 days ago.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
10/11/20 Hereford -/12 Hurdle 2m 5f 163y Gd/Sft 10st 9lbs James Davies 95
26/02/20 Wincanton 12/16 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Soft 11st 3lbs Sean Houlihan 30.84
21/01/20 Exeter 2/6 Hurdle 2m 7f 25y Heavy 11st 0lbs Sean Houlihan 4.63
19/12/19 Exeter 4/14 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy 10st 10lbs Sean Houlihan 248.91
27/10/19 Wincanton 7/17 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Gd/Sft 10st 5lbs Sean Houlihan 164.24
22/02/19 Exeter 8/9 Hurdle 2m 175y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Sean Houlihan 1000
20/01/19 Exeter 7/11 Bumper 2m 175y Soft 10st 11lbs Sean Houlihan 250
07/12/18 Exeter 11/14 Bumper 2m 175y Soft 10st 5lbs Sean Houlihan 71.54

Maiden who was pulled up in a handicap chase at Sedgefield when last seen and might need this first run for 9 months.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/02/20 Sedgefield -/8 Chase 3m 2f 59y Heavy b 11st 8lbs James Bowen 10
03/01/20 Hereford 4/11 Chase 3m 1f 44y Heavy b 11st 12lbs James Bowen 14.18
10/12/19 Uttoxeter 4/7 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Heavy + 11st 10lbs James Bowen 11
07/04/19 Ffos Las 3/14 Chase 2m 7f 177y Soft + 11st 11lbs Andrew Tinkler 13
16/03/19 Fontwell Park 3/7 Chase 3m 1f 210y Heavy + 11st 12lbs Leighton Aspell 3.3
18/02/19 Lingfield Park 3/12 Chase 2m 7f 110y Heavy + 11st 9lbs Andrew Tinkler 28
17/12/18 Ffos Las 7/9 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy + 11st 11lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 18.33
05/05/18 Uttoxeter 4/15 Hurdle 2m 7f 70y Gd/Sft + 11st 12lbs Richard Johnson 27
13/04/18 Sedgefield -/4 Chase 2m 5f 28y Heavy + 11st 9lbs Lorcan Murtagh 5.26
27/03/18 Hereford 4/8 Chase 2m 4f 194y Soft z 11st 12lbs Adam Wedge 8.66
20/02/18 Wetherby 3/5 Chase 2m 5f 75y Heavy z 11st 12lbs Adam Wedge 6
23/01/18 Leicester 2/7 Hurdle 2m 4f 110y Heavy z 11st 12lbs Ciaran Gethings 32.87
22/11/17 Chepstow 7/12 Hurdle 2m 11y Heavy z 11st 12lbs Brendan Powell 60
17/04/17 Chepstow 6/7 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Good z 10st 6lbs Brendan Powell 100
29/12/16 Doncaster -/10 Hurdle 2m 128y Good z 10st 12lbs Gavin Sheehan 14.65
01/12/16 Market Rasen 4/12 Hurdle 2m 148y Soft z 10st 5lbs Ryan Hatch 196.74
29/08/16 Chepstow 8/13 Flat 1m 4f 23y Gd/Sft z 9st 0lbs Tom Marquand 44
04/07/16 Windsor 11/13 Flat 1m 67y Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs Tom Marquand 667.66
22/06/16 Bath 8/10 Flat 1m 3f 144y Soft 8st 9lbs Tom Marquand 728.34
12/05/16 Salisbury 10/13 Flat 1m 1f 198y Gd/Sft 8st 13lbs Charles Bishop 648.07

Showed his first real form, though also some temperament, when third in staying handicap hurdle at Fontwell 16 days ago (hung badly left and saddle slipped late on).

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/11/20 Fontwell Park 3/8 Hurdle 3m 1f 166y Soft 9st 9lbs Archie Bellamy 36.57
01/11/20 Huntingdon -/16 Hurdle 3m 1f 10y Gd/Sft B 9st 12lbs Ben Godfrey 26.17
28/09/20 Newton Abbot 6/15 Hurdle 2m 2f 110y Good 10st 5lbs Ben Godfrey 20.1
05/01/20 Plumpton 11/15 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Soft + 10st 10lbs Tom Bellamy 88.48
28/11/19 Taunton 9/13 Hurdle 2m 104y Gd/Sft + 10st 12lbs Tom Bellamy 1000
27/10/19 Wincanton 8/11 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Gd/Sft 0 10st 12lbs Tom Bellamy 1000
17/10/19 Wincanton 5/6 Hurdle 2m 3f 166y Good 0 10st 12lbs Nick Scholfield 573.44
05/10/19 Fontwell Park 8/8 Bumper 2m 1f 162y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Nick Scholfield 208.22
23/02/19 Chepstow 15/15 Bumper 2m 11y Gd/Sft 10st 10lbs Jason Dixon 342.79
14/01/19 Ffos Las 7/11 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Heavy 10st 2lbs James Bowen 20.04

Signs of a little ability but his mark has taken a hit after his effort in a useful event for new yard here last month. Steps up in trip for handicap debut.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/10/20 Exeter 5/9 Hurdle 2m 175y Good 11st 0lbs Jeremiah McGrath 360
20/07/20 Gowran Park 9/15 Hurdle 2m Good H 12st 0lbs P. E. Corbett 130.12
10/07/20 Kilbeggan 6/13 Hurdle 2m 3f 180y Gd/Sft 11st 6lbs P. E. Corbett 67.63
24/10/19 Thurles 9/11 Bumper 1m 7f 200y Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Dylan Johnston 45.88
09/09/19 Perth 5/8 Bumper 2m 47y Soft 10st 12lbs Brian Hughes 2.54

Took a step forward when 12½ lengths third of 8 in 19f Taunton novice when last seen in March, but another jolt of improvement needed on this first foray into handicaps.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
17/03/20 Taunton 3/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft 10st 8lbs James Best 176.74
21/01/20 Exeter 3/6 Hurdle 2m 7f 25y Heavy 11st 0lbs David Noonan 475.38
06/11/19 Chepstow 10/12 Bumper 2m 11y Soft 10st 5lbs James Best 409.8

Has shown a bit more in 2 runs this season though he'll find weaker races than this.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/11/20 Chepstow 4/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Soft 0 10st 5lbs Page Fuller 32
20/10/20 Exeter -/11 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Good 0 10st 6lbs Mr Peter Summers 258.74
05/03/20 Wincanton -/11 Chase 3m 1f 30y Heavy 0 10st 6lbs Edward Austin 120
02/02/20 Taunton -/12 Chase 2m 2f 40y Soft 0 10st 12lbs James Davies 162.44
01/01/20 Exeter 8/14 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy 11st 4lbs Edward Austin 1000
19/12/19 Exeter 6/7 Hurdle 2m 7f 25y Heavy 10st 12lbs James Best 880.56
06/12/19 Exeter 15/18 Hurdle 2m 175y Soft 10st 12lbs James Best 1000

Fared a bit better on third run over hurdles here last month but handicapper has taken no chances.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/10/20 Exeter 6/10 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Good 10st 12lbs Chester Williams 50.04
19/09/20 Newton Abbot 7/8 Hurdle 2m 5f 122y Good 10st 12lbs Chester Williams 78.44
17/03/20 Taunton 6/8 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft 11st 0lbs Lizzie Kelly 11.97
21/02/20 Exeter 8/11 Bumper 2m 175y Heavy 11st 2lbs Chester Williams 15.5

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

It could be worth giving THE DARLEY LAMA another chance in the hope he can build on his Plumpton run, his first for 10 weeks, when starting out for Richard Newland. He's been dropped another 3 lb and has sterner headgear on now. Mystic Court and Freddy Fanatapan are also considered, while Flou Artsistique could yet come good.

Betting Forecast

14/1 Freddy Fanatapan, 22/1 Light Flicker (Ire), 7/2 The Darley Lama (Ire), 50/1 Thirsty Farmer, 5/1 Flou Artsistique (Fr), 40/1 Arctic Footprint, 20/1 Hepburn, 20/1 Kalabee (Ire), 25/1 Out By Six (Fr), 14/1 Kingsmill Gin, 40/1 Darsi Rose (Ire), 8/1 After The Fox
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