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Wednesday 15 September 2021

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    William Hill Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle (Div 2)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 2f 25y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:55  |   Winning time: 4m 16.6s
1
Horse silk
Flighty Bridep150
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12| J: J R Wildman(7)| T: D J Jeffreys| OR:  98
16/1
Good efforts when runner-up in mares novice/maiden this season but wasn't quite in the same form in a similar event at Worcester last time. Cheekpieces added for handicap bow and needs to improve.
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2
Horse silk
Countister20
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-9| J: R P McLernon| T: B Haslam| OR:  95
3/1
Has plummeted in the weights since joining this yard and confirmed she's back in better heart when second in 12-runner event at Sedgefield (19.8f) 20 days ago. Likely to go well again.
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Timeform
3
Horse silk
Monashb12
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-8| J: Nathan Moscrop(3)| T: R Menzies| OR:  96
9/1
Returned to form in a first-time visor on latest hurdle start at Cartmel and has been shaping up okay in blinkers (retained here) back on the level since. Not ruled out.
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4
Horse silk
Craig Starp58
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-2| J: Peter Kavanagh(10)| T: D McCain Jnr| OR:  88| BF| CD
8/1
Veteran on a long losing run and went backwards from his reappearance when only sixth of 9 in 22.1f handicap at Cartmel in July.
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Timeform
5
Horse silk
Rickety Gate63
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-13| J: B S Hughes| T: N G Richards| OR:  85
8/1
Still looking for first success and hard to find encouragement from Uttoxeter handicap bow in July.
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Timeform
6
Horse silk
Grey Atlantic Wayb,t20
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-12| J: Henry Brooke| T: D Brooke| OR:  84
16/1
Limited chaser who looked rusty with a tongue strap refitted on his first outing for a new stable at Sedgefield 20 days ago. Blinkers back on and this ought to reveal more.
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Timeform
7
Horse silk
Stage Powerp,t11
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-11| J: C O'Farrell| T: I Jardine| OR:  85
12/1
Ran his best race over hurdles from 8 lb out of the weights when second in 18.7f handicap at Stratford 11 days ago, albeit no match for winner. Can make presence felt with a repeat.
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Timeform
8
Horse silk
Grand Enterprisep,t32
Age: 11|  Weight: 10-6| J: Jamie Hamilton| T: H Hogarth| OR:  78
11/2
Belatedly gained a second career success at Market Rasen in July. Decent second from 1 lb out of the handicap there last time and should be able to remain competitive from his current mark.
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9
Horse silk
Hey Bobt32
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-6| J: S Bowen| T: O Murphy| OR:  78
8/1
Modest weak-finishing hurdler for Chris Grant. Sound start for the Olly Murphy yard after wind surgery when third at Uttoxeter in July but went backwards at Market Rasen last time.
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Timeform
10
Horse silk
Red Ochrev120
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-4| J: Sean Quinlan| T: C Grant| OR:  76
5/1
Long-standing maiden who wasn't disgraced on the back of 5 weeks off/breathing operation when seventh at Sedgefield 20 days ago, but he's not one to go overboard about. Visor on for 1st time.
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Timeform
11
Horse silk
Andonnot52
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-0| J: Craig Nichol| T: O Greenall| OR:  71
50/1
Modest Flat performer who has yet to offer any sign of encouragement over hurdles and is a long way out of the weights on this switch to handicaps.
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Timeform

Forecasts

Countister (3/1), Red Ochre (5/1), Grand Enterprise (11/2), Hey Bob (8/1), Rickety Gate (8/1), Craig Star (8/1), Monash (9/1), Stage Power (12/1), Grey Atlantic Way (16/1), Flighty Bride (16/1), Andonno (50/1)

Verdict

One-time useful hurdler COUNTISTER confirmed she's back in decent heart when runner-up at Sedgefield 20 days ago and a reproduction of that may well be good enough to come out on top here. Stage Power and Monash head up the opposition.

  1. COUNTISTER (FR)
  2. STAGE POWER (IRE)
  3. MONASH (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Dubai Outlaw
Weight: 10-5  |Age: 7
11/10

Prize Money

1st: £2,505.002nd: £1,154.003rd: £577.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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