18:40 Aintree
Smarkets Betting Exchange Handicap Hurdle (2) 4yo+
Smarkets Betting Exchange Handicap Hurdle (2) 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m 4f Runners: 12
Hurdle Turf
Good 2m 4f
A competitive handicap. The percentage call is to side with EATON HILL, who was placed in at least as strong a race over C&D last month, which has also worked out favourably. The manifold dangers are headed by Lisheen Prince, Wenyerreadyfreddie and Whatzdjazz, while Theclockisticking also merits a positive mention.[Keith Melrose]
RP Ratings Eaton Hill
SPOTLIGHT Eaton Hill
LAMBOURN Wenyerreadyfreddie
POSTDATA Whatzdjazz
THE NORTH Caius Marcius
TOPSPEED Massini's Trap
WEST COUNTRY Sternrubin
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2-3
2
Theclockisticking
T O'Brien/S Edmunds
Age: 6
Weight: 11-11
Spotlight Form: 11332-
138 3/1, 10/3
3/1
SP
At least placed on all five hurdles starts, good second in useful novice at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; unexposed at this sort of trip, which should suit, and needs to find only a little now in handicaps.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/04/18
    CHL 20Gd Cl2 NvHd,13K
    11-4
    2/14 2l, Diese Des Bieffes[13/2]11-4
    Ciaran Gethings
    138
    114
    135
  • 08/02/18
    HUN 19Sft Cl1 NvLisHd,17K
    11-4
    3/6 26l, Vinndication[100/30]11-4
    Ciaran Gethings
    140
    95
    127
  • 22/12/17
    ASC 15Sft Cl1 NvG2Hd,20K
    11-0
    3/6 4 1/4l, Claimantakinforgan[7/1]11-0
    Ciaran Gethings
    140
    112
    135
  • 14/11/17
    HUN 15Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-1
    1/8 10l, Cause Toujours[15/8]10-12
    Ciaran Gethings
    104
    135
  • 20/10/17
    FAK 16Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-9
    1/6 32l, Holryale[9/4]10-12
    Ciaran Gethings
    81
    133
  • 30/09/17
    MAR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-11
    2/11 1 3/4l, Simply The Betts[25/1]11-0
    Ciaran Gethings
    25
    108
8
Eaton HillD
R Patrick/K Lee
Age: 6
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: /0632-
147 7/2, 4/1
7/2
SP
Dual novice winner in early 2017 and steady improvement in handicaps, second in C&D Grade 3 last month wearing first-time tongue-tie (retained); first and third both ran well since, so 3lb rise looks on the lenient side.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/04/18
    Ain 20Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,42K
    10-0
    2/19 3/4l, Jester Jet[20/1]10-9 t(1)
    Jamie Moore
    124
    104
    128
  • 31/12/17
    UTT 19Hy Cl3 HdHc,5K
    11-7
    3/4 13 1/2l, Cave Top[11/4]11-3
    Jamie Moore
    125
    44
    122
  • 22/12/17
    ASC 21GS Cl3 CdHdHc,6K
    11-7
    6/8 22l, Golan Fortune[3/1]11-5
    Richard Patrick
    125
    124
  • 27/10/17
    CHL 21Gd Cl3 HdHc,8K
    11-7
    11/21 20l, Master Dancer[12/1]10-12
    Jamie Moore
    126
    66
    122
  • 23/04/17
    STR 22Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-6
    1/5 8l, Chosen Tribe[5/2]10-7
    Jamie Moore
    126
    84
    110
  • 18/03/17
    UTT 19Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-7
    PU/9 Atirelarigo[6/1]11-1
    Jamie Moore
    126
7
WhatzdjazzD
H Skelton/D Skelton
Age: 6
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: 1F582-
144 11/2, 6/1
13/2
SP
Dual winner last summer and back to form when second in Listed mares' handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; up 4lb for that but fairly unexposed overall and likely to be in the mix once more.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/04/18
    CHL 20Gd Cl1 LisHdHc,14K
    10-5
    2/17 1/2l, Rejaah[12/1]10-4
    Harry Skelton
    124
    110
    131
  • 22/03/18
    LUD 15Sft Cl3 HdHc,8K
    11-12
    8/9 30l, Flashing Glance[9/1]11-11
    Paddy Brennan
    127
    78
    103
  • 18/02/18
    MAR 16Sft Cl3 HdHc,13K
    11-9
    5/10 24l, Solomon Grey[14/1]11-12
    Jack Sherwood
    130
    80
    111
  • 02/09/17
    NAB 21Gd Cl2 HdHc,23K
    10-7
    F/14 Golden Birthday[9/1]10-9
    Harry Skelton
    130
  • 22/07/17
    MAR 20Gd Cl2 HdHc,11K
    10-9
    1/8 4 1/2l, Guitar Pete[7/4F]11-9
    Harry Skelton
    122
    8
    129
  • 10/07/17
    WOR 20Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    1/8 11l, Three Star General[11/8F]11-2
    Harry Skelton
    115
    80
    129
1
Sternrubin
R Johnson/P Hobbs
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: /2203-
140 8/1, 9/1
8/1
SP
Often front-runner and ran okay when 11l third here last month (2m, soft); cheekpieces on for first run over this trip, which he ought to stay.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/04/18
    Ain 16Sft Cl2 HdHc,31K
    11-1
    3/15 11l, Havana Beat[7/1]9-11
    Sean Houlihan
    140
    121
    134
  • 16/03/18
    CHL 16Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,57K
    11-1
    10/24 15 1/2l, Mohaayed[40/1]10-8
    Richard Johnson
    143
    96
    135
  • 24/11/17
    ASC 18GS Cl3 Ch,10K
    11-2
    2/4 29l, Dolos[7/4]10-8
    Tom O'Brien
    143
    40
    114
  • 24/10/17
    EXE 17GS Cl3 Ch,7K
    11-2
    2/6 2l, Yanworth[3/1]11-2
    Richard Johnson
    143
    49
    145
  • 23/09/17
    NMK 18Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    9-2
    12/20 45l, Who Dares Wins[10/1]9-0
    Tom Queally
    95
    48
    65
  • 15/08/17
    Ffo 14Hy Cl4Hc,5K
    9-13
    1/7 9l, Moabit[7/2]9-2
    Kieran Shoemark
    84
    54
    99
9
Wenyerreadyfreddie
N De Boinville/N Henderson
Age: 7
Weight: 10-13
Spotlight Form: 21/4P-
143 11/1, 10/1
9/1
SP
Steadily progressive in maidens/novices in 2016/17, winning at Doncaster (2m, soft) final start; potential excuses on both runs in handicaps late in 2017 (chase debut second time) and returns on a workable mark.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/12/17
    KEM 20GS Cl3 NvChHc,14K
    10-13
    PU/8 Hell's Kitchen[11/2]11-8
    Daryl Jacob
    128
  • 12/11/17
    SAN 15GS Cl3 HdHc,13K
    11-11
    4/12 18 1/2l, Maria's Benefit[7/2F]10-10
    Nico de Boinville
    129
    81
    123
  • 03/03/17
    DON 16Sft Cl4 NvCdHd,4K
    10-12
    1/8 4 1/2l, Blue Hussar[1/2F]10-12
    Ned Curtis
    123
    99
    131
  • 27/01/17
    DON 19Gd Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-5
    2/14 9l, Brio Conti[13/8F]11-5
    Jeremiah McGrath
    102
    123
  • 14/12/16
    NBY 16GS Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-0
    3/17 9l, High Bridge[9/1]10-7
    Jeremiah McGrath
    90
    123
  • 05/03/16
    DON 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-11
    2/5 4 1/2l, Midnight Maestro[7/4]10-3
    Mr Alex Ferguson
    33
    110
10
Caius Marcius
B Hughes/N Richards
Age: 7
Weight: 10-11
Spotlight Form: 14289-
146 12/1, 10/1
9/1
SP
Dual winner of 2m, good-ground handicaps last spring, the latter from this mark; has gone well fresh in the past but this is a stronger race than he's used to and others hold stronger claims.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/10/17
    Ain 20GS Cl2 HdHc,17K
    10-7
    9/15 23l, Bags Groove[12/1]11-2
    Ryan Day
    126
    103
    113
  • 30/09/17
    MAR 16Gd Cl1 LisHdHc,20K
    11-3
    8/15 11 1/2l, Listen To The Man[10/1]10-13
    Craig Nichol
    129
    91
    126
  • 19/08/17
    PER 16Sft Cl2 HdHc,16K
    11-5
    2/6 8l, Dear Sire[4/1]11-2
    Craig Nichol
    128
    78
    129
  • 30/06/17
    CRT 17GS Cl2 HdHc,13K
    11-2
    4/11 4l, Lough Kent[4/1]9-8
    Craig Nichol
    128
    99
    129
  • 18/05/17
    PER 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,8K
    11-9
    1/6 2 3/4l, Verona Opera[13/8F]10-11
    Craig Nichol
    124
    113
    128
  • 15/04/17
    HAY 15Gd Cl2 HdHc,31K
    10-13
    7/17 8 3/4l, Stamp Your Feet[11/1]10-3
    Craig Nichol
    125
    110
    121
4
Massini's TrapCD
F Gregory/J Nash
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: /3509-
145 12/1, 11/1
12/1
SP
Last win came over C&D (good) in October 2016 and solid runs in defeat here in October/April, but still 7lb above his last winning mark and probably vulnerable.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/04/18
    Ain 20Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,42K
    10-12
    9/19 14l, Jester Jet[16/1]10-9 bl
    Mark Walsh
    136
    102
    127
  • 04/02/18
    LEO 24Sft HdHc,39K
    10-4
    13/16 85l, Total Recall[40/1]10-4 bl
    Cathal Landers
    132
    64
  • 31/12/17
    PUN 20Sft/Hy Hd,11K
    10-13
    5/9 13l, Killultagh Vic[25/1]11-4 bl
    Dylan Robinson
    132
    64
    135
  • 29/10/17
    Ain 20GS Cl2 HdHc,17K
    11-1
    3/15 4 1/2l, Bags Groove[33/1]11-2 bl
    Mitchell Bastyan
    136
    132
    138
  • 11/10/17
    GOW 14Hy Hc,6K
    8-11
    12/18 35l, Laid Back Luke[25/1]9-11 bl
    Leigh Roche
    63
    24
  • 27/08/17
    CUR 12Gd Hc,6K
    10-4
    7/9 6l, Our Rachael[16/1]9-11 cp
    Miss M Mouthaan
    63
    50
    59
11
Lisheen PrinceD
A Coleman/O Murphy
Age: 7
Weight: 10-9
Spotlight Form: 214/0-
144 9/1, 12/1
14/1
SP
Won Ffos Las maiden in November 2016 and fine third on handicap debut at Kempton following month; shaped better than result at Cheltenham on first run since (stable debut) and market strength would be very interesting.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/04/18
    CHL 20Gd Cl2 HdHc,16K
    10-2
    15/22 15 1/2l, Champagne Express[10/1]9-13
    Aidan Coleman
    123
    71
    112
  • 26/12/16
    KEM 21Gd Cl3 HdHc,9K
    11-1
    4/15 4 1/2l, Doesyourdogbite[9/2J]11-9
    Richard Johnson
    124
    82
    125
  • 30/11/16
    Ffo 20GS Cl5 MdHd,3K
    10-12
    1/13 3 1/2l, Alf 'N' Dor[10/11F]10-12
    Richard Johnson
    10
    117
  • 08/11/16
    HUN 15Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    2/11 2 1/4l, Apasionado[3/1]11-5
    Richard Johnson
    76
    115
  • 15/11/15
    CHL 16GS 4-6yCl1 LisNHF,11K
    11-0
    8/13 22l, Ballyandy[11/2]11-0
    Richard Johnson
    75
    103
3
Stamp Your FeetD
B J Geraghty/T George
Age: 6
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: P124P-
144 20/1, 18/1
20/1
SP
Won at Hereford (2m3f, soft) in December and better form in defeat over staying trips next two starts; pulled up on return from a break last time but better can be expected now if coping with drop back in trip.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/04/18
    SAN 19GS Cl2 HdHc,22K
    11-4
    PU/19 Soul Emotion[25/1]11-6 t
    Niall P Madden
    135
  • 04/02/18
    MUS 26Sft Cl2 HdHc,13K
    11-5
    4/11 3 1/4l, Calett Mad[9/1]11-8 t
    A P Heskin
    135
    55
    138
  • 01/01/18
    MUS 23GS Cl3 HdHc,12K
    11-7
    2/9 3/4l, Cresswell Legend[4/1]11-2 t
    A P Heskin
    132
    65
    136
  • 16/12/17
    HER 19Sft Cl2 HdHc,16K
    10-5
    1/5 2l, Rayvin Black[9/4]10-9 t
    Niall P Madden
    128
    59
    132
  • 18/11/17
    CHL 21Sft Cl3 HdHc,13K
    11-3
    PU/16 Coole Cody[7/1]11-11 t
    Barry Geraghty
    128
  • 29/10/17
    Ain 20GS Cl2 HdHc,17K
    10-7
    2/15 2 1/4l, Bags Groove[7/1]11-2 t
    A P Heskin
    123
    121
    128
5
CanelieD
Miss A O'Connor/H Fry
Age: 6
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: 4P1PP-
145 40/1, 50/1
25/1
SP
Made winning start for this yard at Taunton in January (2m3f, soft) but has flopped on both starts since and hard to have much faith in at present.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/04/18
    TAU 19Hy Cl3 HdHc,8K
    10-13
    PU/6 Risk And Roll[9/2]9-11 t
    Miss A B O'Connor
    132
  • 04/02/18
    LEO 18Sft HdHc,39K
    10-10
    PU/18 Alletrix[8/1]10-3 t(1)
    Donal McInerney
    129
  • 09/01/18
    TAU 19Sft Cl3 HdHc,8K
    11-2
    1/8 1 3/4l, Padleyourowncanoe[10/1]10-6
    Niall P Madden
    124
    56
    134
  • 19/11/17
    COR 20Sft/Hy HdHc,14K
    10-7
    PU/9 Montys Meadow[7/2]10-6
    Jack Kennedy
    121
  • 26/10/17
    THU 16Y MdHd,6K
    11-7
    4/17 11 1/2l, Glens Harmony[5/2]11-7
    Barry Geraghty
    121
    90
    113
  • 12/02/17
    LEO 16Sft HdHc,13K
    10-7
    8/13 13l, Grand Partner[5/1F]10-12
    Barry Geraghty
    121
    77
    113
6
Diamond FortD
P Brennan/F O'Brien
Age: 6
Weight: 11-2
Spotlight Form: 1/1P9-
144 33/1, 28/1
33/1
SP
Good start in handicaps, winning 2m3f events at Chepstow (good) and Wetherby (soft) seven months apart; bit to prove after two poor runs since, but off four months since latest so market support may be notable.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/01/18
    WET 19Sft Cl3 HdHc,7K
    11-8
    9/11 45l, Westend Story[9/1]11-1
    Alain Cawley
    131
    91
  • 25/11/17
    HAY 18Hy Cl2 HdHc,31K
    10-8
    PU/9 Limited Reserve[7/1]9-11
    Paddy Brennan
    131
  • 04/11/17
    WET 19Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-7
    1/11 3 3/4l, Raven's Tower[5/1]11-10
    Paddy Brennan
    121
    131
  • 17/04/17
    CHP 19Gd Cl4 HdHc,6K
    11-6
    1/15 5l, Ozzy Thomas[7/1]11-7
    Paddy Brennan
    114
    95
    123
  • 01/02/17
    HER 19Hy Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-4
    3/12 2 1/4l, Ice Cool Champs[4/1]11-4
    Conor Shoemark
    47
    117
  • 04/01/17
    HER 19Sft Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    3/14 19l, Strong Pursuit[20/1]11-4
    Paddy Brennan
    25
    113
12
Cool SkyD
E Austin/I Williams
Age: 9
Weight: 10-9
Spotlight Form: 3/174-
145 40/1, 33/1
40/1
SP
Won at Goodwood festival last year and followed up at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) off 1lb lower than today; below form on testing ground last two starts but no surprise if better ground and five-month break perks him up.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/12/17
    Ain 20Hy Cl2 HdHc,15K
    10-10
    4/4 50l, Black Ivory[8/1]10-7
    Tom O'Brien
    123
    17
    81
  • 15/11/17
    BAN 19Sft Cl2 HdHc,14K
    10-2
    7/9 24l, Dashing Oscar[8/1]11-0 cp
    Tom O'Brien
    123
    46
    104
  • 13/09/17
    UTT 19Gd Cl3 HdHc,5K
    10-9
    1/4 3/4l, Just Milly[5/4F]10-10 cp
    Tom O'Brien
    121
    57
    123
  • 02/08/17
    GOO 20GS Cl2Hc,31K
    8-2
    1/15 1 1/4l, Aurora Gray[25/1]8-4
    Josephine Gordon
    80
    75
    88
  • 17/06/17
    SAN 14GF Cl4Hc,6K
    9-6
    6/7 8 3/4l, Machine Learner[7/1]9-5 cp(1)
    Stevie Donohoe
    83
    2
    76
  • 27/05/17
    HAY 16Fm Cl2Hc,13K
    8-8
    6/8 3 1/4l, Yorkidding[20/1]9-8
    Andrew Mullen
    84
    20
    85
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