15:50 Wetherby Tue 19 March 2019

  • Peter Harper 60th Birthday Celebration Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
  • 3m 26y, Soft (Good to soft in places)
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£3,514.002nd£1,032.003rd£516.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 55.7sOff time:15:50:17
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1
612-0OR: 102D
20/1

Shock winner of a 2m4f mares' novices' hurdle at Ayr in January (a race in which the long odds-on favourite Queens Cave flopped); didn't repeat that effort the following month and now tries the handicap option for the first time.

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2
511-12OR: 100
8/1

Lightly-raced; seemingly didn't quite see out the 3m1f trip on handicap debut at Plumpton (good) last month; in truth hasn't done an awful lot wrong so far and is generally progressive withing her grade; should make her mark.

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3
611-9OR: 97
4/1

Took a small step forward in a "Hands And Heels" race at Carlisle (2m3f+, soft) just under a fortnight ago when finishing 14L third to Jurys Out and stablemate Strike West; further improvement is required.

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4
711-9OR: 97
6/1

A 31-race maiden (0-22 over hurdles); has failed to complete on his two previous visits to Wetherby; running reasonably well of late with his recent Newcastle third (2m4f+) franked by runner-up Mah Mate Bob; place chance.

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5
711-7OR: 95
3/1

Infrequent winner (1-20), yet has found a rich seam of form this winter (5,2,1,2,5,2) rising a total of 10lb in the handicap; caught close home by Discay over this C&D in late December; entitled to be there or thereabouts.

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6
611-5OR: 93
25/1

Placed in an Irish PTP (3m) in May 2018; shown modest form under rules so far; unseated Brian Hughes at the fourth flight when upped in trip on handicap debut (in first-time cheekpieces) at Newcastle latest.

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7
611-4OR: 92BF
8/1

Maiden (0-9); out-ran his 40/1 odds when headed on the run-in at Carlisle (3m1f, good to soft) on his penultimate start; not so effective with a quick turnaround at Ffos Las (3m) eight-days later; now sits 4lb higher in the weights.

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8
611-2OR: 90
8/1

Half-brother to the bumper/2m2f-2m6f hurdle winner Bonne Fee; difficult to enthuse over his form so far, but it remains early days in handicap company; the combination of a visor/step up in trip could potentially eke out some improvement.

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9
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510-12OR: 86
12/1

17-race maiden under both codes (0-6 over hurdles); falling quickly in the weights but with little else seemingly in his favour; look elsewhere.

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10
710-11OR: 85
20/1

Twice a winner on the Flat (1m6f-2m); yet to show any aptitude for hurdling (0-8) and no obvious reason as to why that is likely to change; stablemate of The Sting.

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11
810-0OR: 66
125/1

Has more letters to her name than numbers so far; competes from 8lb outside of the handicap proper this afternoon; couldn't be entertained; look elsewhere.

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Betting

Forecast

Border Victor (3/1), The Sting (4/1), Dulce Panem (6/1), Gallows Point (8/1), No Trumps (8/1), Mid Day Gun (8/1), Leopard (12/1), Leverock Lass (20/1), Wishing Well (20/1), Capmonfor (25/1), How Much Is Enough (125/1)

Verdict

A very winnable contest. The likes of Border Victor and the 31-race maiden Dulce Panem have acquitted themselves reasonably well of late and are perfectly capable of figuring in the mix, whilst the Oliver Greenall-trained Mid Day Gun is a definite player on the basis of his penultimate start at Carlisle. However, you'd like to believe that there's more to come from the steadily progressive mare NO TRUMPS. She lacks a change of gear, but with the ground forecast to be riding on the soft side that mightn't be all that relevant this afternoon. Furthermore, her trainer Charlie Longsdon has a respectable strike-rate (19-89; 21%) at this Yorkshire venue.
  1. No Trumps
  2. Mid Day Gun
  3. Border Victor

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