16:35 Huntingdon 24 Apr 2018

Enhanced Place Odds At 188Bet Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,249 - 16 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m 7f 171y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
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7-62RPP
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Emerald green, large red spots, sleeves and spots on cap (Mrs Gloria Jessop)

Blazing Glen (IRE)  61 

ch g Beneficial - Kofiyah's Rose (Roselier)

10 11-2
82
10 11-2
82

10-y-o maiden who's set for another struggle.

10-y-o maiden who's set for another struggle.

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7064
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Emerald green and red check, halved sleeves, emerald green and red quartered cap (Mrs Belinda Clarke)

El Scorpio (IRE)  14 

b g Scorpion - El Monica (Kahyasi)

6 11-2
-
6 11-2
-

Modest in bumpers and similar form over hurdles. Hard to fancy.

Modest in bumpers and similar form over hurdles. Hard to fancy.

3
22-4332
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Yellow, emerald green triple diamond and armlets, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds (Boyle Racing)

Eskendash (USA)  29 

ch g Eskendereya - Daffaash (Mr. Greeley)

5 11-2
124
5 11-2
124

Fairly useful on the Flat and another placed effort over hurdles when runner-up in C&D handicap last month, staying on well. The one to beat.

Fairly useful on the Flat and another placed effort over hurdles when runner-up in C&D handicap last month, staying on well. The one to beat.

4
7
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Black, yellow hoops, black sleeves, yellow stars and cap (Mr Ryan Crumley)

Gothic Empire (IRE)  15 

b g Dark Angel - Box Of Frogs (One Cool Cat)

6 11-2
-
6 11-2
-

Fairly useful on the Flat and was given a considerate introduction to hurdling when well held at Kempton 15 days ago. He's capable of better, especially in handicaps when the time comes.

Fairly useful on the Flat and was given a considerate introduction to hurdling when well held at Kempton 15 days ago. He's capable of better, especially in handicaps when the time comes.

5
21-1255
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Yellow, royal blue braces, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars and stars on cap (Mr P H Betts)

Hatcher (IRE)  171 

b g Doyen - African Keys (Quws)

5 11-2 h
115 WS
5 11-2 h
115 WS

Dual bumper winner who produced a promising first run over hurdles when runner-up over C&D in October. Didn't convince next 2 starts (hard ride) but may fare better now returning after a break.

Dual bumper winner who produced a promising first run over hurdles when runner-up over C&D in October. Didn't convince next 2 starts (hard ride) but may fare better now returning after a break.

6
F
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Black, brown armlets (Fathers & Sons)

Movie Set (USA)  147 

b g Dubawi - Short Skirt (Diktat)

6 11-2
-
6 11-2
-

Fairly useful form on Flat for Saeed bin Suroor in 2015, but made a discouraging start in sphere when falling at Lingfield in November.

Fairly useful form on Flat for Saeed bin Suroor in 2015, but made a discouraging start in sphere when falling at Lingfield in November.

7
358
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Royal blue, pink spots, pink sleeves, royal blue spots (Miss Chantal Wootten)

Royal Marskell 29 

b g Multiplex - Socialise (Groom Dancer)

9 11-2
-
9 11-2
-

Temperamental on the Flat (has refused to race more than once) and seems to be going the wrong way over hurdles.

Temperamental on the Flat (has refused to race more than once) and seems to be going the wrong way over hurdles.

8
3F4
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Orange, black seams, black sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap (The Boys From Roscommon Syndicate)

St Patrick's Day (IRE)  39 (28F) 

b g Fastnet Rock - Race For The Stars (Fusaichi Pegasus)

6 11-2 p
104
6 11-2 p
104

Regressive on the Flat and little to shout about in 2 completed starts over hurdles.

Regressive on the Flat and little to shout about in 2 completed starts over hurdles.

9
008
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Dark blue, yellow cross belts and sleeves, dark blue and white check cap (Mrs J Micklethwait)

Talk Of Monty 41 

b g Fair Mix - Talk The Talk (Terimon)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Half-brother to bumper winner Troyanand modest chaser Longueville Flier. Too free to last out all 3 starts in bumpers this term.

Half-brother to bumper winner Troyanand modest chaser Longueville Flier. Too free to last out all 3 starts in bumpers this term.

10
P-2
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Pink, pink and dark blue check sleeves (Mr C Flinton & Mr G Bailey)

The Captain (IRE)  114 

b g Millenary - Quilt (Terimon)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

£8,000 3-y-o, £15,000 5-y-o, Millenary gelding. Half-brother to 4 winners, including fairly useful hurdler Quarrymount. Dam maiden on Flat (stayed 1¼m). Runner-up completed start in points (31 Dec).

£8,000 3-y-o, £15,000 5-y-o, Millenary gelding. Half-brother to 4 winners, including fairly useful hurdler Quarrymount. Dam maiden on Flat (stayed 1¼m). Runner-up completed start in points (31 Dec).

11
3B5
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Dark blue, white seams, white and dark blue check sleeves, dark blue cap (Mr Bart Ryan-Beswick)

Working Class 15 

b g Bahri - Louise D'arzens (Anabaa)

4 10-11
-
4 10-11
-

Fairly useful performer on the Flat for Peter Chapple-Hyam and fair form completed starts in this sphere, though is headstrong and still has to prove that he stays well enough for hurdling.

Fairly useful performer on the Flat for Peter Chapple-Hyam and fair form completed starts in this sphere, though is headstrong and still has to prove that he stays well enough for hurdling.

12
00P/
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Orange, black sleeves, orange armlets, black cap (Mr Mark Fooks)

Dont Call Me Doris 949 

b m Franklins Gardens - Grove Dancer (Reprimand)

8 10-9
-
8 10-9
-

Well in bumpers and absent since pulling up on hurdling debut in 2015/16.

Well in bumpers and absent since pulling up on hurdling debut in 2015/16.

13
877-
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Black, white disc, white sleeves, black spots, white cap (Mr Michael Moriarty)

Golden Cannon 389 (64F) 

b m Winker Watson - Kalmina (Rahy)

7 10-9
-
7 10-9
-

Modest on the Flat and well beaten in 3 bumpers.

Modest on the Flat and well beaten in 3 bumpers.

14
88-99
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White, black diamond, royal blue sleeves and cap (Kiki Partnership)

Min Tiky (IRE)  119 

b m King's Theatre - Kon Tiky (Perrault)

6 10-9 t1
-
6 10-9 t1
-

Well held in bumpers/both starts over hurdles (in cheekpieces).

Well held in bumpers/both starts over hurdles (in cheekpieces).

15
7-777
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Purple, light green seams, quartered cap (R Jenner & J Green)

No No Legend 29 

b m Midnight Legend - Karinga Madame (Karinga Bay)

5 10-9
-
5 10-9
-

Hinted at ability in bumpers and shaped better than the distance beaten suggests on hurdling bow when 10 lengths seventh of 16 to Presenting Pearl here last month. Better to come.

Hinted at ability in bumpers and shaped better than the distance beaten suggests on hurdling bow when 10 lengths seventh of 16 to Presenting Pearl here last month. Better to come.

16
080-5P3
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Black and red (quartered), white sleeves, red armlets, red cap (The Rann Family)

Run For Eva 13 

b m Westerner - Glorybe (Monsun)

5 10-9 h
-
5 10-9 h
-

Looks of little account.

Looks of little account.

Verdict

The consistent ESKENDASH, who has come up against the likes of Kalashnikov and Clondaw Castle this season, was not far away from breaking his duck when beaten a head over course and distance last time and a repeat of that should see him hard to beat. Working Class disappointed last time but showed promise in his runs before that so needs to be given respect, while The Captain, a runner-up in a point before switching to Caroline Bailey for 15,000 pounds, and El Scorpio are worth noting at longer odds.

Verdict

Fairly useful Flat performer ESKENDASH has run a number of good races in defeat over hurdles, including over C&D last time, and is taken to gain reward for consistency. No No Legend is likely to build on an encouraging hurdles debut, while Hatcher may have benefited from a break.

17:10 Huntingdon 24 Apr 2018

Daily Racing Specials At 188Bet Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,224 - 16 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 4f 145y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
952137
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Dark green, white stripe, pink and white hooped sleeves, striped cap (Lambourne, Forbes, Losse, Beese & Fidd)

Oscar Star (IRE)  40 

b m Oscar - Tucacas (Highest Honor)

5 11-4
123 WS2
5 11-4
123 WS2

Benefited from a further step up in trip when winning 5-runner novice at Southwell (3m, soft). Not disgraced next time but ran poorly at Towcester after.

Benefited from a further step up in trip when winning 5-runner novice at Southwell (3m, soft). Not disgraced next time but ran poorly at Towcester after.

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64-008
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Dark green, red chevron, striped sleeves, hooped cap (Big Bucks Racing)

Cadeaux's Fire 50 

ch m Major Cadeaux - Confetti (Groom Dancer)

5 10-12
- WS2
5 10-12
- WS2

Poor form in bumpers for Alan King and fared no better for this yard.

Poor form in bumpers for Alan King and fared no better for this yard.

3
2F2146
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Royal blue, pink star, pink sleeves, royal blue stars, pink cap, royal blue star (Mr J Perriss)

Cloone Lady (IRE)  13 

b m Milan - Cloone Leader (Supreme Leader)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Off mark at fourth attempt in Irish points (Feb 4). Some promise at Bangor on hurdles bow in March but never involved next time.

Off mark at fourth attempt in Irish points (Feb 4). Some promise at Bangor on hurdles bow in March but never involved next time.

4
33-
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Dark blue, light blue stars, dark blue and red hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Mike Roberts)

Elegant (IRE)  532 

b m Oscar - Good Thought (Mukaddamah)

7 10-12
- WS
7 10-12
- WS

Modest form in bumpers in 2016 and since sold from Don Cantillon for £7,500.

Modest form in bumpers in 2016 and since sold from Don Cantillon for £7,500.

5
851-807
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Light blue, orange stars (Crawford-smith Family)

Huntress (IRE)  50 

b m Flemensfirth - Madgehil (Anshan)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Plumpton bumper winner who has made a discouraging start to career over hurdles in 2 runs this season and well beaten back in a bumper last time.

Plumpton bumper winner who has made a discouraging start to career over hurdles in 2 runs this season and well beaten back in a bumper last time.

6
1-322F0
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Yellow, emerald green epaulets and armlets (Lady Dulverton)

Jet Set (IRE)  31 

b m Getaway - Lavender Track (Pistolet Bleu)

6 10-12 t1
119
6 10-12 t1
119

Made a winning point debut a year ago. Placed in a bumper and progressive over hurdles until finding Grade 2 handicap at Newbury too competitive. Big player back in calmer waters. Tongue tie fitted.

Made a winning point debut a year ago. Placed in a bumper and progressive over hurdles until finding Grade 2 handicap at Newbury too competitive. Big player back in calmer waters. Tongue tie fitted.

7
00
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White, dark green hoop and armlets, black and dark green quartered cap (Gumbrills Racing Partnership)

Maggies Legend 124 

b m Midnight Legend - Very Special One (Supreme Leader)

5 10-12 t
-
5 10-12 t
-

Poor form in bumpers 6 weeks apart (in tongue strap last time).

Poor form in bumpers 6 weeks apart (in tongue strap last time).

8
63P
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Light blue, chocolate sash (Moore, Moore & Kendrick)

Megaboost (IRE)  26 

b m Court Cave - Sweetasanu (Sri Pekan)

5 10-12 p1
-
5 10-12 p1
-

Bought for £40,000 after finishing runner-up in a point in January. Well held only bumper start and ran only to a modest level when third of 7 on hurdles bow. Pulled up next time and headgear fitted.

Bought for £40,000 after finishing runner-up in a point in January. Well held only bumper start and ran only to a modest level when third of 7 on hurdles bow. Pulled up next time and headgear fitted.

9
6/2-38
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White, red cross belts, royal blue and white halved sleeves, royal blue cap (British Racing Club)

Mythical Legend 102 

ch m Midnight Legend - Materiality (Karinga Bay)

7 10-12
-
7 10-12
-

Fair form when runner-up in a Bangor bumper in May 2016 and made an encouraging debut in this sphere after 19 months off when third of 9 at Fontwell (19.2f, heavy). Down the field next time, though.

Fair form when runner-up in a Bangor bumper in May 2016 and made an encouraging debut in this sphere after 19 months off when third of 9 at Fontwell (19.2f, heavy). Down the field next time, though.

10
6P
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Dark blue, royal blue star, armlets and star on cap (Mr Richard Rowe)

Remember Me Well (IRE)  106 

b m Doyen - Creidim (Erins Isle)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Doyen filly. Closely related to fairly useful chaser Fight Commander. No show in bumper/maiden hurdle.

Doyen filly. Closely related to fairly useful chaser Fight Commander. No show in bumper/maiden hurdle.

11
5187
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Red, royal blue and white hooped sleeves, white cap (The Munificent Seven)

Rose Of Cimarron (IRE)  140 

b m Westerner - Sharp Single (Supreme Leader)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Fair bumper winner who found the going too tough at Cheltenham (2m) but disappointed on hurdles bow at Lingfield.

Fair bumper winner who found the going too tough at Cheltenham (2m) but disappointed on hurdles bow at Lingfield.

12
3-04P4
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Black, yellow stars, white sleeves, black cap, yellow star (Edging Ahead)

Shazzamataz (IRE)  29 

br m Presenting - Dame O'neill (Dr Massini)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Placed on point debut but showed nothing in bumper at Tipperary in May last year. However, proved a different proposition for her new yard when fourth on hurdling debut at Huntingdon and will improve.

Placed on point debut but showed nothing in bumper at Tipperary in May last year. However, proved a different proposition for her new yard when fourth on hurdling debut at Huntingdon and will improve.

13
48
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Dark green and white diamonds, light green sleeves, dark green cap, white diamond (Paul Nicholls & Jack Barber)

Shoreline (FR)  154 

b m Coastal Path - Bahamas (Pistolet Bleu)

5 10-12 h
-
5 10-12 h
-

Last of 4 finishers on point debut (May 6) and pulled too hard in a bumper at Southwell.

Last of 4 finishers on point debut (May 6) and pulled too hard in a bumper at Southwell.

14
2603
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Royal blue, yellow sleeves, white cap (Mr S P Tindall)

Simonia (IRE)  15 

gr m Yeats - Dusty Too (Terimon)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Runner-up in a bumper on debut. Took a couple of backward steps but back on track when third of 12 on hurdling debut at Ludlow 2 weeks ago and should have more to offer up in trip.

Runner-up in a bumper on debut. Took a couple of backward steps but back on track when third of 12 on hurdling debut at Ludlow 2 weeks ago and should have more to offer up in trip.

15
022-2
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Royal blue and yellow stripes, red cap (Mr G C Hartigan)

Swatow 350 

b m Shantou - Sudden Beat (Beat All)

6 10-12 h1
118
6 10-12 h1
118

Well held sole bumper start (ran green) but runner-up all 3 starts over hurdles, albeit failing to land the odds at Exeter when last seen 11 months ago. Hood on 1st time.

Well held sole bumper start (ran green) but runner-up all 3 starts over hurdles, albeit failing to land the odds at Exeter when last seen 11 months ago. Hood on 1st time.

16
57F
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Grey, orange stars on sleeves, orange cap (Mr Robert E Tillett)

Dancecraft 4 

b f Mastercraftsman - Samba Chryss (Galileo)

4 10-6 b1
-
4 10-6 b1
-

Minor promise in bumpers (making late headway on both starts) but got no further than the first sent hurdling 4 days ago, jumping wildly to her left and falling. Blinkered for 1st time.

Minor promise in bumpers (making late headway on both starts) but got no further than the first sent hurdling 4 days ago, jumping wildly to her left and falling. Blinkered for 1st time.

Verdict

Swatow has finished second on all three of her hurdles outings and returns from nearly a year off the track with leading claims if able to repeat those efforts. However, Nicky Henderson's SIMONIA, a half-sister to Simonsig, has been improving with every run and the step up in trip can see her build on her third-placed effort last time having found herself outpaced over the shorter distance. Elegant is interesting following wind surgery for new handler Michael Roberts, with Jet Set another to consider sporting a first-time tongue tie.

Verdict

JET SET found a Grade 3 handicap at Newbury too competitive last month but she was progressive prior to that and looks a big player back in much calmer waters. Simonia shaped well on her hurdling debut and almost certainly has more to offer being a half-sister to high-class hurdler/top-class chaser Simonsig, while Shazzamataz caught the eye on debut for this yard over C&D 4 weeks ago.

17:45 Huntingdon 24 Apr 2018

Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,614 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 104y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
235513
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Light blue, brown cross of lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap (Chris Stedman & Mark Albon)

Darebin (GER)  30 

ch g It's Gino - Delightful Sofie (Grand Lodge)

6 11-8 v
118
6 11-8 v
118

Cashed in on a weak race at Sandown in March and a respectable third in better company at Ascot since. One to consider.

Cashed in on a weak race at Sandown in March and a respectable third in better company at Ascot since. One to consider.

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443F3-5
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Black and white check, yellow sleeves, black and white quartered cap (Mr Malcolm C Denmark)

No Dice (IRE)  114 

ch g Presenting - Roxbury (Overbury)

9 11-6
116
9 11-6
116

Showed ability initially over fences for Tony Martin last season. Effort on return/debut for new yard at Uttoxeter was low-key to put it mildly, but this should reveal more.

Showed ability initially over fences for Tony Martin last season. Effort on return/debut for new yard at Uttoxeter was low-key to put it mildly, but this should reveal more.

3
2313U4
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Maroon and dark green diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, maroon and pink quartered cap (Mrs Jane George & Mrs Helen Shelton)

San Pedro De Senam (FR)  26 

br g Saint Des Saints - Tetiaroa (Poliglote)

5 11-5 b1
115
5 11-5 b1
115

Came home in splendid isolation when opening chase account in 3-runner affair at Plumpton in January. However, not in the form since despite shaping better than the result last time. Blinkers on.

Came home in splendid isolation when opening chase account in 3-runner affair at Plumpton in January. However, not in the form since despite shaping better than the result last time. Blinkers on.

4
6F660U
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Royal blue, light green star, light green sleeves, royal blue stars and cap (Mrpaull Drinkwater/drr D P Newland)

Capitoul (FR)  17 

b g Enrique - Ranavalo (Ungaro)

6 11-5
115
6 11-5
115

Yet to be asked for effort when unseated his rider 3 out in handicap hurdle at Fakenham 17 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Yet to be asked for effort when unseated his rider 3 out in handicap hurdle at Fakenham 17 days ago. Makes chase debut.

5
0-220PP
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Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Hargam (FR)  87 

gr g Sinndar - Horasana (Galileo)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Useful hurdler for Nicky Henderson but hasn’t looked a natural chaser and has questions to answer for all his mark is becoming potentially very lenient.

Useful hurdler for Nicky Henderson but hasn’t looked a natural chaser and has questions to answer for all his mark is becoming potentially very lenient.

6
44-2P12
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Emerald green and black stripes, emerald green sleeves, black cap (Mrs D P G Flory)

Nightfly 111 

br m Midnight Legend - Whichway Girl (Jupiter Island)

7 11-4 t
114
7 11-4 t
114

Made a successful debut over fences at Southwell in December and was unlucky to bump into at Ludlow since. Respected.

Made a successful debut over fences at Southwell in December and was unlucky to bump into at Ludlow since. Respected.

7
3422-42
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Mauve, purple stars, quartered cap (Pete & Pauline Wordingham & Partner)

Ballycamp (IRE)  13 

br g Kayf Tara - All Our Blessings (Statoblest)

9 11-4
114
9 11-4
114

Remains a maiden but got back on track at a more realistic level when second of 4 in handicap at Market Rasen (17.2f) 13 days ago. Though, that form is hardly solid.

Remains a maiden but got back on track at a more realistic level when second of 4 in handicap at Market Rasen (17.2f) 13 days ago. Though, that form is hardly solid.

8
5/3FUF3
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Royal blue, yellow spots, royal blue cap (Mr Mark Burton)

Its A Sting (IRE)  50 

b g Scorpion - Wyndham Sweetmarie (Mister Lord)

9 10-9 h
105 WS2
9 10-9 h
105 WS2

Has lost his way over jumps these last 2 seasons but proved on his bumper debut at Kempton last time that he does retain his ability. Needs to build on that now.

Has lost his way over jumps these last 2 seasons but proved on his bumper debut at Kempton last time that he does retain his ability. Needs to build on that now.

9
88-0873
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Emerald green and red check, halved sleeves, emerald green and red quartered cap (Mrs Belinda Clarke)

Shininstar (IRE)  29 

b g Westerner - Shiny Button (Bob's Return)

9 10-3 h
99 12
9 10-3 h
99 12

Little solid form over hurdles and well held both starts over fences recently. Easily opposed.

Little solid form over hurdles and well held both starts over fences recently. Easily opposed.

Verdict

This could be the ideal opportunity for ITS A STING to fulfil the potential he has shown and reward handler Oliver Sherwood's patience given the gelding has had his share of setbacks over the years. Things didn't really work out over fences back in 2015 and 2017, but he has always shaped like fences should suit and has smart hurdles form to his name. Darebin appears the best of Gary Moore's pair, while Nightfly and Ballycamp have both gone close of late and have to be considered.

Verdict

DAREBIN was third in a decent handicap at Sandown last time, and a repeat may well be good enough here. Nightfly and No Dice are next on the list.

18:20 Huntingdon 24 Apr 2018

188Bet Up To 75 Cash Bonus Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,848 - 17 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

3m 1f 10y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
F0-1652
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Black, white chevron, white sleeves, black armlets (Mr J Toes & Mr J O'loan)

Lough Salt (IRE)  26 

b g Brian Boru - Castlehill Lady (Supreme Leader)

7 11-13
116
7 11-13
116

Fair hurdler who returned to form when runner-up at Wetherby (21f) 4 weeks ago, running on. Step back up in trip rates a positive on that evidence.

Fair hurdler who returned to form when runner-up at Wetherby (21f) 4 weeks ago, running on. Step back up in trip rates a positive on that evidence.

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951323
iT
Yellow, purple stars, purple sleeves, light green stars, light green cap (Rees, Hardwick, Vaughan, Allum & Savil)

Innisfree Lad (IRE)  27 

b g Yeats - Tasmani (Turgeon)

6 11-12
115 WS2
6 11-12
115 WS2

Facile winner of a Uttoxeter handicap (23.3f) in December. Has run with credit all 3 starts since, seemingly finding the drop back in trip against him at Wincanton (21.3f) latest.

Facile winner of a Uttoxeter handicap (23.3f) in December. Has run with credit all 3 starts since, seemingly finding the drop back in trip against him at Wincanton (21.3f) latest.

3
322461
iT
Light blue, grey stars on sleeves, light blue cap, grey star (Bailey, Jessup, Lloyd & Varley)

Reckless Behavior (IRE)  13 

b g Gold Well - Wee Wallis (Windsor Castle)

6 11-11
114
6 11-11
114

Belatedly confirmed handicap debut promise when keeping on gamely to score at Market Rasen (20.6f) 2 weeks ago. He's stoutly bred and the longer trip promises to be within reach.

Belatedly confirmed handicap debut promise when keeping on gamely to score at Market Rasen (20.6f) 2 weeks ago. He's stoutly bred and the longer trip promises to be within reach.

4
DP3-05P
iT
Red, black diamond, red sleeves, yellow diamonds, black cap, red diamonds (Graham And Alison Jelley)

One Forty Seven (IRE)  123 

b g Beneficial - Still Bubbly (Hubbly Bubbly)

6 11-10 v1
113
6 11-10 v1
113

Become rather disappointing for the switch to handicaps last year, yet he had showed ability in his qualifying runs and the application of a visor may well perk him up.

Become rather disappointing for the switch to handicaps last year, yet he had showed ability in his qualifying runs and the application of a visor may well perk him up.

5
835-P16
iT
Mauve and white (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, check cap (Aylett Batcheler McCarthy & Pearson)

Hoke Colburn (IRE)  75 

br g Beneficial - Ravaleen (Executive Perk)

6 11-9
112
6 11-9
112

Made it second time lucky in handicaps at Southwell (20.3f) in November. However, proved to be a disappointment over C&D in February, yet it remains early days.

Made it second time lucky in handicaps at Southwell (20.3f) in November. However, proved to be a disappointment over C&D in February, yet it remains early days.

6
2-4F357
iT
Dark blue and orange (quartered), dark blue sleeves, orange stars, dark blue cap, orange star (Lost In 1936 Partnership)

Coeur Pensif (FR)  46 

br g Laveron - Lady Easter (Cadoudal)

6 11-9 p1
112
6 11-9 p1
112

Runner-up only start in points and fair form in novice hurdles. Opening mark on the stiff side and he never threatened on handicap debut at Sandown (19.8f) last month.

Runner-up only start in points and fair form in novice hurdles. Opening mark on the stiff side and he never threatened on handicap debut at Sandown (19.8f) last month.

7
6-42150
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Dreamsoftheatre (IRE)  88 

gr g King's Theatre - Caroline Fontenail (Kaldounevees)

10 11-8 t p
111
10 11-8 t p
111

Ended long losing run over C&D in October but long way below that level both starts since. Return to better ground may help now.

Ended long losing run over C&D in October but long way below that level both starts since. Return to better ground may help now.

8
2P2215
iT
Black, emerald green cross of lorraine (Amblyn Racing)

Amberjam (IRE)  43 

b g Duke Of Marmalade - Makarova (Sadler's Wells)

8 11-8 p
111
8 11-8 p
111

In decent enough form this season with a C&D win in February and plenty of places since joining Lucy Wadham from Oliver Sherwood in November. Not at his best last time at Plumpton, though.

In decent enough form this season with a C&D win in February and plenty of places since joining Lucy Wadham from Oliver Sherwood in November. Not at his best last time at Plumpton, though.

9
2434P4
iT
Red, yellow epaulets and sleeves, royal blue cap (Farrier Jump Jets)

Thisonetime (IRE)  44 

br g Kalanisi - Dizzy's Whisper (Supreme Leader)

7 11-7
110
7 11-7
110

Fair maiden hurdler/chaser for Dan Skelton. Feasible to think return/yard debut at Warwick (21f) was needed last month, but he was expensive to follow for previous connections.

Fair maiden hurdler/chaser for Dan Skelton. Feasible to think return/yard debut at Warwick (21f) was needed last month, but he was expensive to follow for previous connections.

10
31P-533
iT
Purple, red seams and sleeves, white cap (The Ladies Of Martins Hill)

Scooby (IRE)  126 

b g Dubai Destination - Maggie Howard (Good Thyne)

7 11-7
110
7 11-7
110

Stepped up on comeback run with pair of respectable placed efforts towards the end of 2017. Each-way possibilities on the back of a short break.

Stepped up on comeback run with pair of respectable placed efforts towards the end of 2017. Each-way possibilities on the back of a short break.

11
745677
iT
Royal blue and white diabolo, white sleeves and cap (Kim Bailey Racing Partnership Vii)

Milord (GER)  29 

br g Monsun - Montserrat (Zilzal)

9 11-7 p
110
9 11-7 p
110

Has slipped to a handy mark but appears to be struggling for form at present.

Has slipped to a handy mark but appears to be struggling for form at present.

12
2-645
iT
BLACK, ORANGE and BLACK diabolo on sleeves, BLACK and ORANGE quartered cap (Delancey)

Frozen Flame (IRE)  88 

b g Frozen Fire - Flame Supreme (Saddlers' Hall)

5 11-6
109
5 11-6
109

Runner-up on his sole start in Irish points in February, and definite promise second of 3 starts in maiden hurdles earlier this term. Rates a likely improver now handicapping.

Runner-up on his sole start in Irish points in February, and definite promise second of 3 starts in maiden hurdles earlier this term. Rates a likely improver now handicapping.

13
PP3212
iT
White, maroon epaulets, royal blue and black striped sleeves and cap (Woodward, Laurie, Bridges And Smith)

Sackett 17 

b g Midnight Legend - Gloriana (Formidable)

7 11-5
108
7 11-5
108

Going the right way now, finding further improvement to open his account at Hereford (19.6f) 4 weeks ago. Solid second at Uttoxeter (20f) and no reason why he won't run well again.

Going the right way now, finding further improvement to open his account at Hereford (19.6f) 4 weeks ago. Solid second at Uttoxeter (20f) and no reason why he won't run well again.

14
3F3814
iT
Light blue, silver hooped sleeves, light blue and red quartered cap (Lord Clinton & Captain Adrian Pratt)

Tzar De L'elfe (FR)  27 

b g Satri - Rue Tournefort (Marchand De Sable)

8 11-3
106
8 11-3
106

Broke long-standing maiden tag in a 9-runner handicap hurdle at Sandown in March, though no surprise to see him follow that with a poor effort at Warwick 4 weeks ago.

Broke long-standing maiden tag in a 9-runner handicap hurdle at Sandown in March, though no surprise to see him follow that with a poor effort at Warwick 4 weeks ago.

15
F37-049
iT
Pink, dark blue cross of lorraine, quartered cap (Cockerell Cowing Racing)

Ballintara (IRE)  74 

b g Getaway - Miltara (Milan)

6 11-3
106
6 11-3
106

Showed a bit in bumpers and over hurdles and likely to have more chance now handicapping. Betting should guide.

Showed a bit in bumpers and over hurdles and likely to have more chance now handicapping. Betting should guide.

16
551188
iT
Black, crimson hoops, white cap, black spots (Mr A G Blackmore)

Occasionally Yours (IRE)  18 

b g Moscow Society - Kristina's Lady (Lafontaine)

14 11-2
105
14 11-2
105

Two wins from 6 starts this season, latterly a Fakenham selling handicap in November. Has struggled in better company of late though, and he's not getting any younger.

Two wins from 6 starts this season, latterly a Fakenham selling handicap in November. Has struggled in better company of late though, and he's not getting any younger.

17
227/084
iT
Royal blue, orange hoop and armlets, hooped cap (Blythe Stables Llp)

Argent Knight 41 

gr g Sir Percy - Tussah (Daylami)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fair form over hurdles for Donald McCain in 2014/15, and dual winner on Flat for Keith Dalgleish during early-2016. Modicum of promise on back of lengthy absence for new yard but others preferred.

Fair form over hurdles for Donald McCain in 2014/15, and dual winner on Flat for Keith Dalgleish during early-2016. Modicum of promise on back of lengthy absence for new yard but others preferred.

18
9068P4
iT
Orange and dark green (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap (Mr A White)

Arthur's Reuben 61 

b g Malinas - Ambitious Annie (Most Welcome)

5 10-0 t p
89 1
5 10-0 t p
89 1

Well held in 4 maiden hurdles and whilst he stepped up on his handicap debut effort when fourth of 14 here (20.6f) in February, that effort suggested his mark is on the stiff side.

Well held in 4 maiden hurdles and whilst he stepped up on his handicap debut effort when fourth of 14 here (20.6f) in February, that effort suggested his mark is on the stiff side.

Verdict

SACKETT was only beaten two lengths when second last time, in an attempt to follow up his Hereford victory, and having made the podium here earlier in the season, the in-form seven-year-old is well worth chancing stepping back up in trip. He has finished second over the distance in the past, in similar conditions at Uttoxeter, and that gives hope of a bold showing here. Lough Salt and Innisfree Lad are consistent and dangerous rivals to watch out for at the head of the handicap, while the frequently placed Scooby and course and distance winner Amberjam are others capable of getting involved.

Verdict

RECKLESS BEHAVIOR confirmed the promise of his handicap debut in the autumn and showed a willing attitude in the process when opening his account over a shorter trip 2 weeks ago. He's a stoutly-bred individual, so this longer trip promises to be within reach, and he is fancied to defy a 5 lb higher mark. This is competitive though, with Lough Salt, One Forty Seven and Sackett others to note.

18:55 Huntingdon 24 Apr 2018

188bet Roa/racing Post Owners' Jackpot Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,614 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 3f 189y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
0-P1411
iT
Grey, green and red sash, pink cap (P J King & Son)

Ratify 46 

br g Rakaposhi King - Sea Sky (Oats)

14 11-12
114
14 11-12
114

Might be 14, but he's only 4 starts (has won 3 of them) into life with Fergal O'Brien and all set for another bold showing having comfortably capitalised on a lower hurdles mark at Sandown last month.

Might be 14, but he's only 4 starts (has won 3 of them) into life with Fergal O'Brien and all set for another bold showing having comfortably capitalised on a lower hurdles mark at Sandown last month.

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2
3-1562P
iT
Royal blue and white stripes, diamonds on sleeves (Dg Partners)

Bendomingo (IRE)  104 

b g Beneficial - Bobbies Storm (Bob Back)

7 11-10
112
7 11-10
112

Winner over hurdles from this mark a year ago, but hasn't done enough in 2 outings over fences to make him a viable betting proposition back from a break.

Winner over hurdles from this mark a year ago, but hasn't done enough in 2 outings over fences to make him a viable betting proposition back from a break.

3
5722-22
iT
Purple, orange stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (Robins Outlaws)

Chateau Robin (IRE)  138 

br g Robin Des Pres - Bella With A Zee (Persian Bold)

7 11-5
107
7 11-5
107

Produced a pleasing first display over fences after 8 months off at Ayr in November. However, struggled when a distant second at Wincanton next time and bit to prove on the back of that.

Produced a pleasing first display over fences after 8 months off at Ayr in November. However, struggled when a distant second at Wincanton next time and bit to prove on the back of that.

4
2544PP
iT
Light blue and white check, halved sleeves, light blue and white quartered cap (Jimmy Hack Racing Partners)

Border Breaker (IRE)  192 

br g Indian Danehill - Flying Answer (Anshan)

9 11-5 t
107
9 11-5 t
107

Lost his way for Simon Waugh towards the end of last year, but he's gone well fresh in the past and is potentially thrown in on old form, so worth a market check debuting for a new yard.

Lost his way for Simon Waugh towards the end of last year, but he's gone well fresh in the past and is potentially thrown in on old form, so worth a market check debuting for a new yard.

5
6/252P-6
iT
Light blue, red star, red sleeves, light blue stars, red cap, light blue star (The Ferandlin Peaches)

Glengra (IRE)  161 

gr g Beneficial - Zaraza (Darshaan)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Ex-pointer who went wrong way from a pleasing chasing debut at Doncaster last year but still appeals as the sort to do well in this sphere if he can see his races out more thoroughly. One to consider.

Ex-pointer who went wrong way from a pleasing chasing debut at Doncaster last year but still appeals as the sort to do well in this sphere if he can see his races out more thoroughly. One to consider.

6
55624U
iT
Yellow, royal blue braces, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars and stars on cap (Mr P H Betts)

Oakidoaki 58 

b g Sulamani - Sweet Robinia (Bob Back)

6 10-6 t p
94
6 10-6 t p
94

Has just the one solid piece of form over fences and has been let down by either his jumping or his attitude the last twice, so best to look elsewhere.

Has just the one solid piece of form over fences and has been let down by either his jumping or his attitude the last twice, so best to look elsewhere.

7
61446P
iT
Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap (Mr J R Cornwall)

That's The Deal (IRE)  119 

b g Turtle Island - Sister Swing (Arctic Lord)

14 10-5
93
14 10-5
93

Out of sorts when last seen in October, but he's a 9-time winner over fences who has been eased in the weights a little, so dangerous if tuned up and allowed an easy lead.

Out of sorts when last seen in October, but he's a 9-time winner over fences who has been eased in the weights a little, so dangerous if tuned up and allowed an easy lead.

8
252342
iT
Black, beige hoops and armlets, black and royal blue hooped cap (Sarah-jayne Davies & Steve Mace)

Pembroke House 14 

gr g Terimon - Bon Coeur (Gunner B)

11 10-5 p
93
11 10-5 p
93

Good second from out of the weights at Hereford a fortnight ago, but hard to win with nowadays and form has been rather in and out this season.

Good second from out of the weights at Hereford a fortnight ago, but hard to win with nowadays and form has been rather in and out this season.

9
4/45-0P
iT
Purple, white seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Read & Pepperdine)

Rising Tide (IRE)  147 

b g Dubai Destination - Erins Love (Double Bed)

7 10-3
91
7 10-3
91

Signs of ability all 3 starts for Lucinda Russell in 2015-16 but no immediate promise for current stable, beaten a long way out at Lingfield on chasing debut in November.

Signs of ability all 3 starts for Lucinda Russell in 2015-16 but no immediate promise for current stable, beaten a long way out at Lingfield on chasing debut in November.

Verdict

The 14-year-old RATIFY has been in fine form this season and can land a hat-trick here only 2lb higher than when successful over course and distance in February. Chateau Robin has filled the runner-up spot on his last four outings and will need to step up, so the main danger may come from the 11-year-old Pembroke House, who was only beaten half a length last time and has to be considered here off the same mark.

Verdict

RATIFY has found a new lease of life for his current yard and looks certain to produce another bold front-running display in his bid to make it 4 from 5 since the change of scenery. Glengra and Border Breaker are two of several with question marks hanging over them, but they're well handicapped and there's reason to think they could be back on their game here.

19:30 Huntingdon 24 Apr 2018

188Bet Download The App Handicap Chase (Class 5) (5YO plus)

Winner £3,899 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 7f 129y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
55-5233
iT
Red, white star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star (Mrs J Hitchings)

Baron Du Plessis (FR)  98 

b g Network - Larme A L'oeil (Luchiroverte)

7 12-1
102
7 12-1
102

Produced his best effort yet when third in 19.1f handicap at Doncaster in December, then shaped as if still in form over a trip too far at Hereford next time, so big player back in distance.

Produced his best effort yet when third in 19.1f handicap at Doncaster in December, then shaped as if still in form over a trip too far at Hereford next time, so big player back in distance.

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2
8P1P13
iT
Emerald green, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap, red star (Mr Dan Lloyd)

Silent Man (IRE)  119 

br g Morozov - Outdoor Heather (Presenting)

8 12-1 t
102
8 12-1 t
102

Hit and miss this season, though has won 3 times, including at Southwell in December. Creditable third at Fontwell 9 days later and expected to go well again despite 4-month break.

Hit and miss this season, though has won 3 times, including at Southwell in December. Creditable third at Fontwell 9 days later and expected to go well again despite 4-month break.

3
F7726P
iT
Emerald green and white (quartered), royal blue sleeves and cap (Ms G E Morgan)

Midnight Gem 128 

b m Midnight Legend - Barton Flower (Danzero)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Matched fair hurdles form at the third attempt over fences in November, runner-up in a 23.6f novices' handicap over C&D. Failed to build on that, but could get back on track after a break.

Matched fair hurdles form at the third attempt over fences in November, runner-up in a 23.6f novices' handicap over C&D. Failed to build on that, but could get back on track after a break.

4
6P32-UP
iT
Red, white chevron, halved sleeves, red and white striped cap (Mr Steve Edkins)

What A Laugh 320 

b g Kayf Tara - Just For A Laugh (Idiot's Delight)

13 12-1
102
13 12-1
102

Has long since been on the downgrade and looks almost impossible to make a case for back from 10 months off.

Has long since been on the downgrade and looks almost impossible to make a case for back from 10 months off.

5
63U232
iT
Emerald green and red (quartered), red sleeves, emerald green stars, red cap (Mr C T Pogson)

Mondo Cane (IRE)  46 

b g Beneficial - La Vita E Bella (Le Nain Jaune)

11 11-12 p
99
11 11-12 p
99

Three places in a row now with a 4l 2nd at Leicester in slightly better company off this mark last month. Should give another good account, but he's vulnerable from a handicapping perspective.

Three places in a row now with a 4l 2nd at Leicester in slightly better company off this mark last month. Should give another good account, but he's vulnerable from a handicapping perspective.

6
112231/
iT
White, emerald green hollow box (Mr & Mrs G E Pickering)

Derryfadda (IRE)  901 

b g Scorpion - San Diego (Leading Counsel)

9 11-10
97
9 11-10
97

On the up when last seen for Richard Ford over 2 years ago, winning comfortably at Musselburgh on final outing. Huge absence since is obvious concern, but well treated debuting for new yard.

On the up when last seen for Richard Ford over 2 years ago, winning comfortably at Musselburgh on final outing. Huge absence since is obvious concern, but well treated debuting for new yard.

7
P5-7646
iT
Black and orange (quartered), orange sleeves and cap (Winterfields Farm Ltd)

Like Sully (IRE)  119 

b g Presenting - Swing Into Action (Be My Native)

10 11-4
91
10 11-4
91

Al 3 career victories have come at Plumpton and again ran well back there when just failing in January, but below par since.

Al 3 career victories have come at Plumpton and again ran well back there when just failing in January, but below par since.

8
75636/U
iT
Black, mauve star and armlets, white cap (Mr David Cramm)

Chill In The Wood 57 

br m Desert King - Zaffaranni (Zaffaran)

9 10-12
85
9 10-12
85

Poor hurdler who looks up against it on handicap chase bow.

Poor hurdler who looks up against it on handicap chase bow.

9
256-6PP
iT
Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap (Mr J R Cornwall)

The Jugopolist (IRE)  128 

b g Oscar - Chance My Native (Be My Native)

11 10-7 b
80
11 10-7 b
80

Hard to fancy based on what he's achieved this year, acknowledging he has a reasonable record at this track.

Hard to fancy based on what he's achieved this year, acknowledging he has a reasonable record at this track.

10
3411-33
iT
White, black chevron, black sleeves, white diamonds, quartered cap (Mr Andrew J Martin)

Midnight Mustang 26 

b g Midnight Legend - Mustang Molly (Soldier Rose)

11 10-5
78
11 10-5
78

Ended last season in good form, winning final 2 starts, but different story this time around, seen out only twice and below form on both occasions, so bit to prove.

Ended last season in good form, winning final 2 starts, but different story this time around, seen out only twice and below form on both occasions, so bit to prove.

11
74U024
iT
White, purple epaulets, sleeves and star on cap (Mr Layton T Cheshire)

Heurtevent (FR)  23 

b g Hold That Tiger - Sybilia (Spectrum)

9 10-0
73