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  • Date: 23 February 2021
  • Going: HEAVY
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Handicap Hurdle (2) (Class 2)

  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 8
  • Prize: £15,000
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Nicely bred and was progressing well at this track when last seen, showing a good attitude to win a couple of novices. 13-month absence to overcome on hurdling debut, however.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
07/01/20 Taunton 1/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft 11st 10lbs Micheal Nolan 1.8
12/12/19 Taunton 1/13 Hurdle 2m 104y Heavy 10st 12lbs Micheal Nolan 3.71
14/11/19 Taunton 2/13 Hurdle 2m 104y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Micheal Nolan 18

Quickly made up into useful hurdler last term and produced an encouraging chasing debut when third in a novice at Uttoxeter on reappearance. Off a further 116 days since but mark looks reasonable.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/10/20 Uttoxeter 3/8 Chase 1m 7f 214y Soft h 11st 2lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 2.54
25/01/20 Cheltenham 2/8 Hurdle 2m 4f 56y Heavy H 11st 5lbs Sean Bowen 2.62
01/01/20 Exeter 1/14 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy H 11st 4lbs Sean Bowen 1.36
29/11/19 Newbury 2/16 Hurdle 2m 69y Good H 11st 0lbs Sean Bowen 3.38
26/02/19 Ffos Las 1/16 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Soft H 11st 9lbs Noel Fehily 1.59
21/12/18 Uttoxeter 1/9 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Heavy H 11st 0lbs Noel Fehily 1.84

Fairly useful jumper in France, winning completing 4-timer in Cagnes-Sur-Mer listed chase. Returns to hurdling having run out early in handicap chase at Musselburgh on debut for this yard.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/02/21 Musselburgh -/9 Chase 1m 7f 182y Soft z 11st 11lbs Lorcan Williams 4.88
15/02/20 Haydock Park 2/6 Hurdle 1m 7f 144y Heavy 11st 6lbs Adrien Merienne 4.12
05/01/20 Cagnes-Sur-Mer 1/12 Chase 2m 2f 196y Soft 10st 10lbs Adrien Merienne 4.92
29/12/19 Cagnes-Sur-Mer 1/7 Chase 2m 2f 86y Soft 11st 3lbs Adrien Merienne -
11/12/19 Cagnes-Sur-Mer 1/16 Hurdle 2m 89y Soft 10st 12lbs Adrien Merienne 5.3
30/11/19 Cagnes-Sur-Mer 1/11 Chase 2m 2f 86y Soft 11st 0lbs Adrien Merienne -
29/10/19 Fontainebleau 3/11 Hurdle 2m 1f 142y Soft 11st 0lbs Adrien Merienne 29.1
04/10/19 Nantes 7/9 Hurdle 2m 1f 88y Soft 10st 8lbs Adrien Merienne -
20/07/19 Clairefontaine 7/15 Hurdle 2m 198y Soft 10st 6lbs Adrien Merienne 260
04/07/19 Longchamp 8/8 Flat 1m 3f 205y Good 8st 11lbs Julien Guillochon 401.6
18/06/19 Dieppe 8/11 Flat 1m 3f 205y Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs Jerome Claudic 330
17/03/19 Saint-Brieuc 10/13 Flat 1m 3f 205y Heavy 8st 12lbs Damien Gibello Sacco -

Won the Betfair Hurdle last year and, although he's gone backwards from a promising start over fences this term, he remains with potential as a hurdler.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
18/12/20 Ascot 4/5 Chase 2m 2f 175y Soft z 11st 0lbs Harry Cobden 6.05
20/11/20 Ascot -/3 Chase 2m 2f 175y Gd/Sft z 11st 1lbs Harry Cobden 3.68
17/10/20 Market Rasen 2/3 Chase 2m 1f 43y Gd/Sft z 11st 2lbs Harry Cobden 2.02
08/02/20 Newbury 1/24 Hurdle 2m 69y Good z 11st 5lbs Harry Cobden 110
18/01/20 Ascot 6/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 58y Soft z 11st 7lbs Harry Cobden 9
10/11/19 Auteuil -/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 85y Heavy 10st 8lbs Harry Cobden 5.2
15/03/19 Cheltenham Triumph Hurdle 10/14 Hurdle 2m 179y Gd/Sft z 11st 0lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 18
04/11/18 Auteuil 2/7 Hurdle 2m 1f 197y Soft 10st 8lbs Gaetan Masure 4.41
14/10/18 Auteuil 2/7 Hurdle 2m 1f 197y Soft 10st 12lbs Thomas Gueguen 3.78
24/09/18 Auteuil -/8 Chase 2m 1f 88y Soft 10st 6lbs 1.7
06/09/18 Auteuil 1/5 Hurdle 2m 1f 197y Soft 11st 0lbs 1.8
09/06/18 Auteuil 2/7 Hurdle 2m 1f 88y Soft 10st 8lbs Thomas Gueguen 1.58
28/04/18 Auteuil 1/8 Hurdle 1m 6f 201y Soft 10st 6lbs 1.79
18/03/18 Auteuil 1/10 Hurdle 1m 6f 201y Heavy 10st 6lbs -

Has some temperament but he did manage a win at Wincanton in December and was quickly back to form when second in a handicap there a month ago. One to consider.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
21/01/21 Wincanton 2/4 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Heavy + 11st 12lbs Ciaran Gethings 3.93
27/12/20 Kempton Park 8/13 Hurdle 2m Heavy + 11st 3lbs Ciaran Gethings 34
03/12/20 Wincanton 1/6 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft + 11st 12lbs Tom Scudamore 8.63
15/11/20 Fontwell Park -/6 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Heavy + 11st 5lbs Alan Johns 6.54
10/10/20 Chepstow 5/8 Hurdle 2m 11y Gd/Frm + 10st 11lbs Ciaran Gethings 9.08
09/03/20 Stratford-On-Avon 2/13 Hurdle 2m 70y Heavy + 11st 8lbs Ciaran Gethings 14.56
30/01/20 Wincanton 8/11 Hurdle 2m 3f 166y Heavy z 11st 7lbs Harry Reed 13.51
07/01/20 Taunton 2/11 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft z 10st 11lbs Ciaran Gethings 27
05/12/19 Wincanton 6/15 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Gd/Sft z 11st 7lbs Ciaran Gethings 13
01/11/19 Uttoxeter -/6 Chase 1m 7f 214y Soft z 11st 2lbs Ciaran Gethings 23.01
12/10/19 Chepstow 6/9 Hurdle 2m 11y Soft z 11st 4lbs Ciaran Gethings 50
26/05/19 Uttoxeter -/4 Chase 1m 7f 214y Gd/Sft z 11st 0lbs Ciaran Gethings 7.55
20/04/19 Newton Abbot 1/8 Hurdle 2m 167y Good z 11st 6lbs Ciaran Gethings 4.7
04/03/19 Southwell 3/6 Hurdle 1m 7f 153y Good z 11st 8lbs Ciaran Gethings 3.65
16/02/19 Wincanton 1/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Good z 11st 2lbs Ciaran Gethings 6.8
27/11/18 Lingfield Park 7/9 Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Gd/Sft 11st 6lbs Ciaran Gethings 6.4
14/11/18 Exeter 3/8 Hurdle 2m 175y Good H 11st 9lbs James Best 18.06
07/10/18 Uttoxeter 3/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Good H 11st 0lbs Ciaran Gethings 7.61
30/12/17 Taunton 2/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft H 10st 12lbs Ciaran Gethings 7.4
05/12/17 Southwell 5/14 Hurdle 1m 7f 153y Gd/Sft H 11st 0lbs Nick Scholfield 15
03/11/17 Uttoxeter 8/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Gd/Sft H 10st 12lbs Nick Scholfield 50

Winning pointer who made up into a fairly useful hurdler last term but hasn't made any great impact over fences this term. Needs to improve back in this discipline.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/12/20 Wincanton 5/9 Chase 2m 4f 35y Soft 10st 12lbs Robbie Power 9.54
19/11/20 Wincanton 5/9 Chase 1m 7f 149y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs Robbie Power 27.19
30/10/20 Uttoxeter 6/8 Chase 1m 7f 214y Soft 11st 2lbs Robbie Power 13.12
11/03/20 Cheltenham Ballymore Novices' Hurdle -/12 Hurdle 2m 5f Soft 11st 7lbs Harry Cobden 720
17/01/20 Chepstow 2/6 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Heavy 11st 8lbs Robbie Power 1.7
26/12/19 Kempton Park 3/8 Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 5lbs Robbie Power 5.7
20/11/19 Chepstow 1/16 Hurdle 2m 11y Soft 10st 12lbs Robbie Power 2.06
22/10/19 Exeter 2/14 Hurdle 2m 175y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Robbie Power 3

Fairly useful jumper at up to 23f in France but jumped poorly when pulled up on British/stable debut, so no surprise to see him back over hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/11/20 Cheltenham -/16 Chase 2m 4f 44y Soft 10st 9lbs Micheal Nolan 732.77
17/05/20 Auteuil -/20 Chase 2m 7f 80y Soft 10st 12lbs Thomas Beaurain 45.65
24/02/20 Auteuil 2/9 Chase 2m 2f 86y Heavy 11st 2lbs Thomas Beaurain 15.79
05/01/20 Cagnes-Sur-Mer -/14 Chase 2m 6f 191y Soft 10st 6lbs Raphael Mayeur 46
09/12/19 Cagnes-Sur-Mer 7/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 194y Soft 10st 10lbs Raphael Mayeur 13
30/11/19 Cagnes-Sur-Mer 1/9 Chase 2m 2f 196y Soft 11st 7lbs Raphael Mayeur -
16/11/19 Auteuil -/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 85y Heavy 10st 8lbs Raphael Mayeur 28
06/01/19 Cagnes-Sur-Mer 4/11 Chase 2m 6f 191y Gd/Sft 10st 6lbs Raphael Mayeur 7.2
24/12/18 Cagnes-Sur-Mer 14/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 194y Soft 10st 12lbs 8.32
07/12/18 Cagnes-Sur-Mer 1/13 Hurdle 2m 1f 88y Soft 10st 8lbs 3.82
03/11/18 Auteuil 3/9 Chase 2m 1f 88y Soft 0 10st 12lbs 21
11/06/17 Auteuil 6/10 Chase 2m 6f 192y Soft 0 10st 6lbs Stephane Paillard -
17/04/17 Auteuil -/19 Chase 2m 7f 80y Soft 0 11st 5lbs Stephane Paillard 90
15/03/17 Compiegne -/8 Chase 2m 2f 196y Soft 11st 2lbs -
05/03/17 Auteuil -/10 Chase 2m 5f 192y Heavy 10st 10lbs Olivier Jouin 19.5
22/01/17 Pau 4/15 Chase 3m 2f 67y Soft 10st 8lbs -
01/01/17 Pau -/12 Chase 2m 6f 191y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs -
27/11/16 Auteuil 1/16 Chase 2m 5f 192y Soft 11st 2lbs -
05/11/16 Auteuil -/17 Chase 2m 5f 192y Soft 11st 5lbs -
04/10/16 Auteuil 4/8 Chase 2m 5f 192y Soft 11st 0lbs Kevin Nabet -
15/09/16 Auteuil 3/12 Chase 2m 1f 88y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs -

Useful hurdler who hasn't been in great form this term but went off too hard at Sandown 52 days ago. Mark is edging back down, so not a forlorn hope if he gets his own way in front.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/01/21 Sandown Park 5/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Soft 0 11st 2lbs Liam Harrison 8.55
05/12/20 Sandown Park 9/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy 11st 4lbs Liam Harrison 17
08/11/20 Ffos Las -/5 Chase 2m Heavy H 11st 1lbs Paddy Brennan 4.62
17/10/20 Market Rasen 3/3 Chase 2m 1f 43y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Paddy Brennan 4.5
04/01/20 Sandown Park 3/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Soft H 11st 9lbs Paddy Brennan 5.77
10/11/19 Sandown Park 1/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy H 11st 12lbs Paddy Brennan 2.06
01/04/19 Ludlow 7/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Gd/Frm H 11st 12lbs Daniel Hiskett 14
09/03/19 Sandown Park -/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Soft 10st 1lbs Daniel Hiskett 16.44
23/02/19 Chepstow 4/11 Hurdle 2m 11y Gd/Sft H 12st 2lbs Daniel Hiskett 13.5
09/01/19 Taunton 5/5 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Good H 11st 12lbs Richard Johnson 6.4
08/12/18 Sandown Park 3/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy H 11st 9lbs Daniel Hiskett 8.8
11/11/18 Sandown Park 1/20 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy H 11st 12lbs Daniel Hiskett 31.21
16/10/18 Huntingdon 3/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Good H 11st 10lbs Daniel Hiskett 2.56
04/10/18 Huntingdon 1/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Gd/Frm H 11st 4lbs Daniel Hiskett 6.26
27/04/18 Towcester -/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 151y Heavy H 11st 4lbs Daniel Hiskett 5.6
10/04/18 Hereford 1/8 Hurdle 2m 53y Heavy H 11st 2lbs Daniel Hiskett 5.3
28/03/18 Warwick 7/8 Hurdle 2m Heavy H 11st 0lbs Daniel Hiskett 70
21/02/18 Ludlow 7/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Soft H 11st 4lbs Daniel Hiskett 44
26/12/17 Huntingdon 8/14 Bumper 1m 7f 171y Soft H 11st 0lbs Richard Condon 34
29/11/17 Hereford 2/12 Bumper 2m 53y Good H 11st 0lbs Daniel Hiskett 35.7
09/11/17 Ludlow 5/11 Bumper 1m 7f 169y Good H 11st 0lbs Daniel Hiskett 120.98

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

KING ROLAND made a positive return when third in a novice at Uttoxeter on chasing debut and remains with potential in this sphere, so he's fancied to improve past a mark of 140 up against, in the main, more exposed types. Masters Legacy is progressive but has a lengthy absence to overcome, so last year's Betfair Hurdle winner Pic d'Orhy could pose the main threat to the selection.

Betting Forecast

6/1 Masters Legacy (Ire), 11/4 King Roland (Ire), 9/2 Rockadenn (Fr), 6/1 Pic D'orhy (Fr), 7/1 River Bray (Ire), 20/1 Getaway Fred (Ire), 33/1 Pinson Du Rheu (Fr), 9/1 Totterdown
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