15:35 Warwick

Saturday 15 January 2022

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    Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 2  |   3m 1f  |   Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:35  |   Winning time: 6m 27.74s
1
Horse silk
Sire Du Berlaisp,t18
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-12| J: T Scudamore| T: G Elliott| OR:  158
14/1
Second in Stayers' at 2021 Cheltenham Festival and also twice a winner of final of this series at that meeting. Pulled up at Leopardstown over Christmas. Cheltenham likely the main aim again.
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2
Horse silk
Sporting John36
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-5| J: Aidan Coleman| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  151| BF
3/1
Grade 1 novice chase winner last term. Made a successful return to hurdles in 3m Cheltenham listed handicap in November and respectable fourth back there since. Considered.
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3
Horse silk
Third Wind28
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-0| J: Tom Cannon| T: H Morrison| OR:  146
15/2
Looked a stayer on the up when taking Rendlesham at Haydock last February. Not at that level twice since, although he may have needed the run in Ascot Grade 1 on return and this easier.
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4
Horse silk
The Jam Manp42
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-0| J: K Brogan(3)| T: R McNally| OR:  146| D
10/1
Very useful over hurdles and fences, including a win in last year's Troytown. Creditable fourth of 23 at Navan last month and trainer has a good strike-rate with his British runners.
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5
Horse silk
Keeper Hillp41
Age: 11|  Weight: 10-8| J: Adrian Heskin| T: W Greatrex| OR:  140| CD
33/1
Smart but clumsy chaser who wasn't at the same level when returned to hurdles at the start of 2021. Ran no sort of race back over fences on his return and has a fair bit to prove back hurdling.
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6
Horse silk
Alaphilippe302
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-8| J: P J Brennan| T: F O'Brien| OR:  140
7/2
Point/bumper winner who was a useful novice hurdler last term, the highlight being a 3m Haydock Grade 2 success in February. Opening handicap mark of 140 looks manageable.
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7
Horse silk
Riggs56
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-0| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  132
85/40
Back on the up when second in EBF Final at Sandown last March and stepped up on even that form when runner-up in competitive 3m Haydock handicap in November. Fancied to go well again.
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Forecasts

Riggs (85/40), Sporting John (3/1), Alaphilippe (7/2), Third Wind (15/2), The Jam Man (10/1), Sire Du Berlais (14/1), Keeper Hill (33/1)

Verdict

A chance is taken on the fitness of the returning ALAPHILIPPE as he doesn't look overburdened off a mark of 140 considering he was Grade 2 novice hurdle winner last season. Riggs ran well when stepped up to 3m at Haydock last time and heads the dangers along with Sporting John.

  1. ALAPHILIPPE (IRE)
  2. RIGGS (IRE)
  3. SPORTING JOHN (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Imperial Alcazar
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 7
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £15,609.002nd: £7,176.003rd: £3,588.004th: £1,794.005th: £897.006th: £447.00

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