16:50 Huntingdon Tue 16 October 2018

  • racinguk.com Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 3m 1f 10y, Good
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£4,549.002nd£1,336.003rd£668.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:6m 9.2sOff time:16:53:14
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1
1111-12OR: 107D
40/1

Hasn't won since January 2015 (Grade 3), and amassed a poor completion record over fences in the early part of 2018; dropped 2lb since finishing a distant fifth of six to Brave Eagle at Plumpton (2m4f+) in May; eased in grade.

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2
Hepijeup,t12
711-11OR: 106CD
9/4

Unbeaten in two starts for Stuart Edmunds; given a 7lb rise for his 1¼L C&D win earlier this month (Mamoo third); chance he's capable of landing the hat-trick provided conditions don't deteriorate too much.

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4
811-10OR: 105C
25/1

Has won at this track previously, but his most recent wins have come in Shropshire at Ludlow (2m5f+ soft); current handicap mark plenty high enough and ended last season with a disappointing effort.

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5
711-9OR: 104
25/1

Badly out of sorts over fences lately (PUPP5), so reverts to hurdling with cheekpieces added to his usual tongue-tie; 4lb higher than when winning over an extended 2m4f at Southwell (good) in September 2016.

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6
611-8OR: 103BF
10/1

Hit a rich vein of form in mid to late 2017 (winning four on the bounce), but the handicapper eventually wrestled back control; pulled up on chasing debut here in May; wouldn't want excessive rain.

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7
611-8OR: 103BF
11/2

Nine-race maiden; inching up the weights after finishing runner up in each of his last two starts (including when ¾L behind Midnight Aurora); likely to race prominently, but could prove vulnerable stamina wise (if conditions deteriorate further).

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8
511-7OR: 102
5/1

Newton Abbot (3m2f+) winner in July who appeared to find this trip on the sharp side when finishing in excess of 7L third to Hepijeu over C&D 12 days ago; chance of a reversal on improved terms fairly minimal.

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9
610-13OR: 94
20/1

12-race maiden; in solid form when last seen in action at Newton Abbot (2m5f+) in June, finishing well from off the pace to get within about 2L of the winner Amour D'Or; couldn't be discounted.

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10
510-13OR: 94BF
8/1

Took some time to get her act together for Dan Skelton, but she's headed in the right direction now; 9lb higher than when beating Western Storm by ¾L at Worcester (2m7f, good) in August, but has posted another solid effort since; chance.

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11
610-12OR: 93
8/1

Eight-race maiden; finished over 16L fourth to subsequent winner Hepijeu at Uttoxeter (2m7f) last month; has a handy turnaround at the weights today, so fully entitled to go close to reversing that form, especially if sharper for the outing.

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12
1110-11OR: 92
33/1

4-50 career; 66/1 and keeping on from off the pace (beaten in excess of 20L) on his first start since December 2017 at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last month; progress possible, but not good enough.

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13
810-9OR: 90
33/1

Had a further 11 starts since his sole win in a 2m novices claiming hurdle (for Fergal O'Brien) at Leicester in January, including when a never competitive 12th of 15 on stable debut (2m3f+) here earlier this month.

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Non-Runners

3
Perfect Poison34
1011-10OR: 105
T: D McCain JnrJ: Mr T Gillard

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Audacious Plan812-06/4
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Charlie Hammond

Betting

Forecast

Hepijeu (9/4), Mamoo (5/1), Western Storm (11/2), Midnight Aurora (8/1), Robin Deuz Pois (8/1), Plantagenet (10/1), Perfect Poison (16/1), Mauna Kea (20/1), Galactic Power (25/1), Definitly Grey (25/1), Polarbrook (33/1), Indian Reel (33/1), Invicta Lake (40/1)

Verdict

The majority of the most relevant form-lines centre around the hat-trick seeking Hepijeu. He is fully respected, and despite a 7lb rise in the weights should come out on top of Mamoo. However, he wouldn't want too much more rain to fall, and is far less certain to confirm the placings with Robin Deuz Pois (from Uttoxeter). Midnight Aurora is on an upward curve for Dan Skelton, and can probably see off old rival Western Storm with that 6yo potentially vulnerable stamina wise late in the race. However, in a tight race, we'll aim a value-based dart at the 12-race maiden MAUNA KEA who shouldn't be hastily dismissed.
  1. Mauna Kea
  2. Midnight Aurora
  3. Hepijeu

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