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Sunday 22 November 2020

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racingtv.com/freemonth Handicap Hurdle (Div 1)

Class 5  |   2m 5f 135y  |   Soft  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:21  |   Winning time: 5m 39.87s
Weighed In
1
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: J E Moore |  T: R H Buckler|  OR: 99
16/1

Off the mark in 3m Taunton handicap a year ago but not seen again until finishing a distant fifth at Hereford 3 weeks ago. Needs to leave that run well behind.

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2
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-10  |  J: R Johnson |  T: H D Daly|  OR: 97
13/2

Well held in a bumper and 3 novice hurdles but handicaps provide him with a more realistic chance and has Richard Johnson doing the steering.

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3
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-9  |  J: Page Fuller |  T: Oliver Signy|  OR: 96WS
40/1

Winning Irish pointer. Beaten a long way in 3 maiden/novice hurdles for this yard but possible she'll fare better now handicapping having had a wind op.

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4
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-8  |  J: Isabel Williams |  T: Mrs H R J Nelmes|  OR: 95
66/1

Still a maiden and no promise in 2 chase starts for this yard last month. Remains to be seen if a return to hurdling makes any difference.

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5
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: Ben Jones |  T: Miss E C Lavelle|  OR: 94
4/1

Mixed record for Seamus Mullins. Also pulled up in 2 handicap hurdles for Paul Henderson in 2019 but has been given a chance by handicapper ahead of this first run for Emma Lavelle. Check betting.

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6
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: Bryan Carver |  T: C J Down|  OR: 92|  C
18/1

Successful over 3m at Taunton under Bryan Carver when last seen in March 2019. Much depends on whether he's primed for this belated return to action.

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7
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4  |  J: Mr Kieren Buckley |  T: N J Hawke|  OR: 91
25/1

Only mild encouragement in bumpers/novice hurdles but could have more to offer now handicapping over a longer trip. Tongue tie added. One of more interesting runners.

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8
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Thomas Bellamy |  T: N R Mitchell|  OR: 89
50/1

Downed tools and tailed off when pulled up on Plumpton handicap debut 20 days ago. Can't make a case for after that display.

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9
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-1  |  J: Lorcan Williams |  T: P Gundry|  OR: 88
66/1

Poor maiden on Flat for Stuart Kittow. Yet to fare any better over hurdles but she was keeping on when stumbling 2 out on her 2m Wincanton handicap debut in February. Up in trip on return.

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10
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-13  |  J: T J O'Brien |  T: Noel Williams|  OR: 86|  BF
3/1

Ran well first 2 starts back from absence. Sent off favourite over 25.5f at Hereford last time but left impression stamina stretched as she weakened into remote fourth. Interesting back over shorter.

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11
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: N F Houlihan |  T: Ryan Chapman|  OR: 85
22/1

Maiden point winner in January but yet to make an impact over hurdles, including switched to handicap company at Taunton last time.

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12
Age: 10|  Weight: 10-10  |  J: James Bowen |  T: Ali Stronge|  OR: 83
14/1

Placed on both starts in handicap hurdles last season so each-way claims if ready to roll after 9 months off.

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13
Age: 13|  Weight: 10-9  |  J: Cillin Leonard |  T: Miss S Smith|  OR: 82|  D
14/1

Veteran who left the impression he may have another race in him last season but was well held on his recent return to action at Market Rasen. Needs to leave that behind.

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14
Age: 10|  Weight: 10-8  |  J: Fergus Gillard |  T: Mark Gillard|  OR: 81|  C
4/1

Below par in just 2 runs last term but signs she's in better form when fourth on 19.5f Chepstow return 13 days ago. Longer trip now a help and she's 3 lb lower than when winning here in spring 2019.

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Betting

Forecast

My Mums Posh (3/1), Avithos (4/1), Present Destiny (4/1), Bretney (13/2), Invicta Lake (14/1), Heresmynumber (14/1), Cushuish (16/1), Motts Cross (18/1), Comeragh Lad (22/1), Crossfirehurricane (25/1), Dream De Dream (40/1), Pour Une Raison (50/1), Miss Harriett (66/1), Nativegetaway (66/1)

Verdict

MY MUMS POSH didn't appear to get home when favourite over 25.5f at Hereford last time and might be worth another chance. Avithos shaped nicely on her recent return to action and is a threat now stepping back up in trip. Crossfirehurricane appeals as one who could have more to offer in handicaps, while Present Destiny needs keeping an eye on in the betting on his first run for Emma Lavelle.

  1. MY MUMS POSH
  2. AVITHOS
  3. CROSSFIREHURRICANE

Prize Money

1st: £2,794.002nd: £820.003rd: £410.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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