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Saturday 14 May 2022

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    White Lion At Weston Novices' Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 7f 70y  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:25  |   Winning time: 5m 38.3s
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Horse silk
9/2
Failed to make an impact when returning from 17 months off at Stratford (18.7f, good to soft) in April, but he's been given a chance by the handicapper and better can be expected here with that run under his belt.
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2
Horse silk
Cossack Dancerp1,t31
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-10| J: Finn Lambert(7)| T: N A Twiston-Davies| OR:  99| BF
8/1
Immediately improved for the switch to handicaps when second at Perth last spring. However, well held both starts since, including on debut for this yard back from a break/second wind op at Southwell last month. Cheekpieces added.
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3
Horse silk
Young O'Leary72
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-9| J: David Prichard(5)| T: Tim Vaughan| OR:  98
11/2
Has failed to fire over fences on his last three starts (tried in cheekpieces last time), but he found just one too good off an 8 lb higher mark on his latest run over hurdles at Taunton in November. Needs considering.
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4
Horse silk
Lifeisahighwayt37
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-5| J: Kielan Woods| T: B Pauling| OR:  94
4/1
Successful between the flags in 2019 and went close in a Southwell handicap hurdle off a higher mark than this last spring. Well below par on his last three starts, but will be a danger to all if able to bounce back.
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5
Horse silk
Eightytwo Team33
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-1| J: T J O'Brien| T: C Ellam| OR:  90
25/1
Exposed as a poor maiden in this sphere and best watched on debut for new yard.
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6
Horse silk
Barnie Beetle14
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-13| J: Alan Doyle(7)| T: J Mackie| OR:  88
33/1
Pulled up both starfts for Oliver Greenall, but there were signs of ability on show starting out for new yard in a 2m maiden hurdle here last month. Worth a second look in the betting upped in trip for this handicap debut.
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7
Horse silk
Cheer's Delboyp42
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-3| J: Tabitha Worsley(3)| T: Harriet Dickin| OR:  78
5/2
Placed on two of his last three starts, including at Chepstow (19.4f, good) back from a break last month. 1 lb lower now and shouldn't be far away, but he's now 0-14 over hurdles and 0-18 overall under Rules.
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8
Horse silk
Sir Jim22
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-2| J: Thomas Willmott(3)| T: Ruth Jefferson| OR:  77
6/1
Yet to make an impact from four starts over hurdles, with no improvement forthcoming on handicap debut at Southwell last month.
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Forecasts

Cheer's Delboy (5/2), Lifeisahighway (4/1), Tango Echo Charlie (9/2), Young O'Leary (11/2), Sir Jim (6/1), Cossack Dancer (8/1), Eightytwo Team (25/1), Barnie Beetle (33/1)

Verdict

Question marks surround most of these for one reason or another. YOUNG O'LEARY is no exception following a string of inauspicious displays over fences, but he is worth chancing back in this sphere off a potentially handy mark. Tango Echo Charlie and Lifeisahighway also appeal from a handicapping perspective and they are feared most in that order of preference.

Previous Winners

2021
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Weight: 10-4  |Age: 7
15/2

Prize Money

1st: £3,730.002nd: £1,719.003rd: £859.004th: £430.005th: £350.006th: £350.00

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