18:10 Huntingdon Tue 22 May 2018

  • Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
  • 1m 7f 171y, Good (Watered)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£3,249.002nd£954.003rd£477.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:3m 47.8sOff time:18:10:56
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1
512-0OR: 102
16/1

Beaten 32L over C&D on handicap debut last month, his third run after a wind operation. Dropped 3lb, he'll likely have better to offer at some stage.

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2
511-12OR: 100
5/1

Showed promise on bumper debut last summer but has failed to progress as hoped. 100/1 and well fended off in C&D maiden last time, opening handicap mark doesn't look a soft one.

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3
911-12OR: 100D
25/1

Sole hurdles win came at Southwell in February selling handicap hurdle over 2m, well held both starts over timber for new trainer, drop back to 2m is a positive though.

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4
611-12OR: 100
11/2

Winner at Market Rasen in March over similar trip on good to soft (rated 90) and has run well in both starts since, including second over this C&D. Should give another good account back here.

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5
511-11OR: 99
16/1

Best effort (from four) over hurdles came at Lingfield (2m, soft) in December but will need to improve now going handicapping having run four times on the AW since without a win.

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6
411-10OR: 102
40/1

Has run well to a point in his recent visits to this track but just seems unable to find a lot when push comes to shove. Maiden after 17 starts in both codes and likely to remain so after this.

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7
711-8OR: 96D
15/2

Won a good ground handicap hurdle over 2m1f at Stratford in April 2017 off a mark of 103. Would have sound claims on that form but hasn't produced a lot since, including Warwick reappearance this month.

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Spadert9(ex 7)
511-7OR: 88D
1/1

Much-improved effort last time at Southwell to land a novice handicap hurdle in ready fashion. Carries a penalty for that score but likely a big threat with a repeat effort.

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10
810-13OR: 87
100/1

Held in all six starts over hurdles, eased another 4lb but first starts since September and not great record fresh so possibly best watched today.

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13
610-0OR: 72
50/1

Beaten wide margins at Taunton and Fakenham in both recent starst, ten races without success over timber now and seems easier to look somewhere else for the winner.

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Non-Runners

8
Give Him Time17
711-7OR: 95
T: N J GiffordJ: J M Davies
11
Pension Madness29
510-5OR: 79
T: J FarrellyJ: Patrick Cowley
12
Silva Samourai174
910-2OR: 76
T: G McPhersonJ: Kielan Woods

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Lake Chapala811-107/2
T: C GordonJ: M Goldstein

Betting

Forecast

Spader (1/1), St George's Oval (5/1), The Blue Bomber (11/2), Give Him Time (6/1), Elysian Prince (15/2), Silva Samourai (14/1), Pension Madness (14/1), Deduce (16/1), Dream Baie (16/1), Stuccodor (25/1), Charlie Chaplin (40/1), Blackadder (50/1), Overrider (100/1)

Verdict

Spader improved his lot with a win at Southwell this month and will be in the mix here with a repeat showing but he does carry a penalty and isn't a certainty to turn up in the same mood, so he looks short enough in the early betting. THE BLUE BOMBER is the one that appeals most from a consistency standpoint and wouldn't be winning out of turn after some decent efforts. Pension Madness can hold place claims on his best work while Give Him Time is on a feasible mark back over hurdles.
  1. The Blue Bomber
  2. Spader
  3. Pension Madness

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