15:30 Southwell

Tuesday 30 November 2021

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    Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 4f 88y  |   Good  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:31  |   Winning time: 5m 5.12s
1
Horse silk
Midnight Callistot28
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12| J: Ben Godfrey(5)| T: A J Honeyball| OR:  100| BF
7/2
Fairly useful bumper winner, but she has proved expensive to follow and there were no real excuses when sixth of 18 on return/first run following a wind op at Exeter (16.7f). Tongue strap refitted.
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2
Horse silk
Mountain Hawkh1181
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-12| J: Daniel Hiskett(3)| T: C Ellam| OR:  100
250/1
Out of sorts over fences for Gavin Cromwell in Ireland when last seen in the summer. Can only be watched now starting out for a new yard in a first-time hood.
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3
Horse silk
Unblinking285
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-5| J: J Nailor(3)| T: R Bevis| OR:  93
25/1
It's been a couple of years since he got seriously competitive and he was well held at Fontwell (19.2f) when last seen in February.
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4
Horse silk
Mandalayan252
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4| J: G Sheehan| T: W Greatrex| OR:  92
11/1
Sole win from 16 starts on the Flat was gained on the AW. Record in this sphere stands at 0-11, but he has been given a chance by the handicapper and will be a threat if fully tuned-up here.
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5
Horse silk
Classic Tunet244
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-3| J: Cillin Leonard(5)| T: Miss C Dyson| OR:  91| CDWS
40/1
Surprise C&D winner last December, but ended that campaign on a low-key note and record when fresh hardly augurs well ahead of this seasonal reappearance.
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6
Horse silk
Commander Miller228
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-2| J: Page Fuller| T: Mrs D O'Neill| OR:  90WS
50/1
Claims judged on bits and pieces of form, not least when runner-up off this mark at Warwick last September. However, well held when last seen 7 months ago (wind op since) and he's 0-13 over hurdles.
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7
Horse silk
Denable22
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-1| J: Jack Quinlan| T: A Carson| OR:  89
33/1
Modest in bumpers/on the Flat and hasn't shown much in a trio of appearances over hurdles to date.
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8
Horse silk
Thundersockssundaep118
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-13| J: P J Brennan| T: F O'Brien| OR:  87| BF
5/2
Turned over at odds-on when returning to action for new yard at Worcester (2½m) recently. Still, that effort represented a step forward all the same and claims if new headgear has the desired effect.
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9
Horse silk
Black Lightningb41
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-11| J: Tabitha Worsley(5)| T: Georgie Howell| OR:  85
10/1
Returned to form when notching third hurdles success at Fontwell (21.8f) last time, finding more for pressure than is often the case. Nudged up just 2 lb, but not certain to be in the same form here.
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10
Horse silk
Unit Sixtyfour35
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-11| J: K Brogan(3)| T: B Pauling| OR:  85
8/1
Runner-up on second start in Irish points and though yet to trouble the judge following 3 starts under Rules, it'll be interesting to see how he fares in the betting on this handicap debut.
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11
Horse silk
Irish Sovereignb125
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-11| J: Nick Scholfield| T: Mrs S J Humphrey| OR:  85
50/1
Appears to be pretty limited judged on efforts in maiden/novice hurdles, and fared little better tried over fences in a Fontwell handicap earlier this month. Blinkers enlisted.
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12
Horse silk
Time Is Time21
Age: 12|  Weight: 10-6| J: Conor Ring(3)| T: Miss Sarah Robinson| OR:  80| D
200/1
Lost his way in Ireland and there are very few positives to glean from his 2 efforts since joining this yard.
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13
Horse silk
Global Protektor33
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-6| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  81
33/1
Will need to leave the form of his 3 qualifying runs over hurdles well behind in order to make an impact on this handicap debut, but that's entirely possible given the yard he represents.
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14
Horse silk
Ulyssesv18
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-5| J: B S Hughes| T: D Shaw| OR:  79| D
14/1
Gained first win since 2019 at Worcester in July, but form has dipped badly since and it's probably best to look elsewhere, for all that he's 1-1 under Brian Hughes.
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15
Horse silk
Killane36
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-4| J: Peter Kavanagh(7)| T: D McCain Jnr| OR:  78| D
5/1
Much improved when making a winning handicap debut at Ayr (19.5f) last month. That wasn't much of a race, but a 4 lb rise looks fair and this 6-y-o should have more to offer.
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16
Horse silk
True Thoughtst18
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-3| J: Mitchell Bastyan(3)| T: Mrs L J Young| OR:  77| D
14/1
Caused a surprise when opening hurdles account at Wincanton (19.7f) in November 2019. More miss than hit since, but latest effort at Worcester was good enough to make him of interest here.
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Forecasts

Thundersockssundae (5/2), Midnight Callisto (7/2), Killane (5/1), Unit Sixtyfour (8/1), Black Lightning (10/1), Mandalayan (11/1), True Thoughts (14/1), Ulysses (14/1), Unblinking (25/1), Denable (33/1), Global Protektor (33/1), Classic Tune (40/1), Irish Sovereign (50/1), Commander Miller (50/1), Time Is Time (200/1), Mountain Hawk (250/1)

Verdict

KILLANE still looked rough around the edges when scoring on his handicap debut at Ayr and while this is a tougher assignment he has gone up just 4 lb and further improvement should be forthcoming. Donald McCain's charge is marginally preferred to Unit Sixtyfour, who could himself be about to take a step forward now pitched into a handicap. Thundersockssundae and Mandalayan are others to consider.

  1. KILLANE (IRE)
  2. UNIT SIXTYFOUR (IRE)
  3. THUNDERSOCKSSUNDAE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Classic Tune
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 10
40/1

Prize Money

1st: £2,342.002nd: £1,079.003rd: £539.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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