15:10 Leicester
Humberstone Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (4) 4yo+
Humberstone Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (4) 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 1m 7f 113y Runners: 9
Hurdle Turf
Good 1m 7f 113y
This looks competitive but FALCON SUN is taken to defy a 7lb rise and repeat his recent comfortable C&D success. Global Thrill looks a potential danger with his tongue-tie back on and first-time cheekpieces potentially offering a further boost. Thounder is another possible contender, granted a clear round, while Box Office and Working Class are others who can make their presence felt.[Jonathan Doidge]
RP Ratings Working Class
LAMBOURN Working Class
POSTDATA Sparky Stowaway
SPOTLIGHT Falcon Sun
THE NORTH Bit Of A Quirke
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
2
Falcon SunCD
H Skelton/D Skelton
Age: 5
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 46-951
124 5/2, 9/4
5/2
SP
Showed promise as a juvenile last season and has gradually got back on track this season, after wind surgery; showed improved form when winning a 0-125 comfortably over C&D last month (good to firm); up 7lb for that, and can again go close.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/12/18
    LEI 16GF Cl3 HdHc,7K
    11-5
    1/6 5l, Jacbequick[9/2]11-11 bl,t
    Harry Skelton
    108
    69
    117
  • 19/11/18
    HER 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-11
    5/11 6 3/4l, William H Bonney[16/1]11-12 bl,t(1)
    Harry Skelton
    110
    93
    108
  • 26/10/18
    CHL 16Gd Cl3 MdHd,9K
    11-0
    9/13 66l, Thomas Darby[50/1]11-0 t,w
    Bridget Andrews
    115
    35
    67
  • 24/03/18
    NBY 19Sft 4yCl2 HdHc,26K
    10-13
    6/7 49l, Mister Chow[7/1]11-9 t(1)
    Bridget Andrews
    117
    40
    72
  • 25/01/18
    WAR 16Hy 4yCl4 Hd,5K
    10-12
    4/8 12 1/2l, Mister Chow[5/1]10-12
    Harry Skelton
    84
    109
  • 29/11/17
    WET 16Sft 3yCl4 MdHd,3K
    10-12
    3/11 8l, Albert's Back[10/1]10-12
    Harry Skelton
    73
    109
5
Sparky Stowaway
J Quinlan/P Webber
Age: 7
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 1P3-93
125 11/2, 5/1
9/2
SP
Won a big-field handicap last season (2m2f) when with Thomas Mullins in Ireland; was below par on debut for this trainer, but much better effort when third over C&D last time (winner has won again since); up 2lb and in first-time hood; not ruled out.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/12/18
    LEI 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,8K
    10-11
    3/11 3 1/4l, Ar Mest[18/1]11-2
    Tom O'Brien
    110
    65
    116
  • 16/10/18
    HUN 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-9
    9/12 32l, Snapdragon Fire[12/1]11-13
    Gavin Sheehan
    112
    68
    90
  • 01/04/18
    FAI 20Sft/Hy NvHdHc,11K
    10-7
    3/13 7l, Nobody Home[8/1]10-6
    David Mullins
    106
    97
    113
  • 25/02/18
    NAA 16Sft HdHc,7K
    11-2
    PU/15 Golden Jewel[5/1C]10-4
    David Mullins
    106
  • 26/12/17
    LEO 18Y HdHc,7K
    10-9
    1/26 1l, Banksoftheshannon[10/1]10-3
    Sean McDermott
    99
    51
    115
  • 18/10/17
    PUN 20Y/Sft HdHc,6K
    11-10
    6/16 16 1/2l, Artic Pearl[10/1]11-0
    David Mullins
    100
    101
8
Working ClassD
H Beswick/O Sherwood
Age: 5
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: -26713
127 9/2, 4/1
9/2
SP
Took a bit of time to come to hand this season but has kicked on lately, awarded a race after a stewards' enquiry at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) last month; improving on that form when third at Wincanton (good) last time; up another 1lb; should be thereabouts.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/01/19
    WCN 15Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-4
    3/15 4 3/4l, Texan Nomad[14/1]10-9
    Harrison Beswick
    109
    105
    116
  • 18/12/18
    FAK 16GS Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-2
    1/6 1/4l, The Very Thing[11/2]11-12
    Harrison Beswick
    106
    52
    108
  • 25/11/18
    EXE 17GS Cl4 CdHdHc,5K
    11-6
    7/11 33l, Peterborough[28/1]11-6
    Harrison Beswick
    110
    61
    84
  • 25/10/18
    LUD 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    10-11
    6/8 36l, New Agenda[14/1]12-0
    Harrison Beswick
    112
    66
    87
  • 10/05/18
    HUN 16Gd Cl4 NvHdHc,4K
    11-2
    2/13 1 1/2l, Cosmic King[20/1]11-8
    Harrison Beswick
    110
    71
    108
  • 24/04/18
    HUN 16Gd Cl5 MdHd,3K
    10-4
    UR/16 Movie Set[14/1]11-2
    Harrison Beswick
    103
3
ThounderD
J E Moore/G L Moore
Age: 5
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 114-PU
120 5/1, 9/2
5/1
SP
Won a couple of good-ground juvenile hurdles in 2017; off for over a year before being pulled up at Sandown on his reappearance, when heavy ground was a possible excuse; was supported prior to unseating early over C&D last time; remains of interest.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 10/01/19
    LEI 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,8K
    11-2
    UR/8 Turning Gold[6/1]11-7
    Jamie Moore
    115
  • 08/12/18
    SAN 16Hy Cl1 LisHdHc,39K
    10-2
    PU/10 Man Of Plenty[16/1]10-2
    Jamie Moore
    118
  • 19/11/17
    FON 18GS 3yCl4 Hd,4K
    11-2
    4/8 27l, Jukebox Jive[9/4]10-12
    William Clarke
    120
    54
    112
  • 29/10/17
    WCN 15Gd 3yCl4 Hd,5K
    10-8
    1/11 5l, Black Prince[15/8F]10-12
    William Clarke
    95
    114
  • 05/10/17
    HUN 16Gd 3yCl4 Hd,4K
    10-12
    1/9 Plato's Kode[2/1]11-3
    Jamie Moore
    52
    98
  • 11/04/17
    Nan 15GS 3yHd,9K
    10-3
    3/3 1 1/2l, Vixenta[11/1]9-13
    Simon Evin
6
Box OfficeDBF
J O'Neill Jr/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 8
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: 335533
126 9/1, 10/1
7/1
SP
Not the force he once was and has not won over hurdles since 2014, when trained in France; went close at Southwell (1m7f, good) in October and bettered that at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) last time; nudged up another 3lb, so more needed, but should be competitive.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/12/18
    HUN 21Sft Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-4
    3/14 1 3/4l, Daydream Aulmes[7/2F]11-12
    Jonjo O'Neill Jr
    107
    73
    115
  • 25/10/18
    STH 16Gd Cl4 CdHdHc,4K
    11-6
    3/9 3/4l, Mauricio[7/1]11-11
    Jonjo O'Neill Jr
    105
    7
    107
  • 06/09/18
    SED 21Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-1
    5/6 22l, Da Baba Elephant[8/1]11-2
    Aidan Coleman
    107
    95
  • 19/08/18
    STH 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-13
    5/8 27l, Polished Rock[5/1]10-10 bl(1)
    Aidan Coleman
    111
    34
    91
  • 27/07/18
    UTT 16Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-9
    3/5 13l, King's Reste[9/4]11-10
    Aidan Coleman
    109
    83
    106
  • 20/05/18
    STR 17Gd Cl4 ChHc,6K
    11-8
    3/10 7l, Modeligo[4/1F]11-2
    Aidan Coleman
    109
    89
    111
4
Imperial Nemesis
S Twiston-Davies/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 6
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 302-47
121 14/1
12/1
SP
Ended last season with a promising second on hurdles debut at Perth (2m, soft); stepped up on that on his reappearance at Warwick (2m5f, good to soft) in November; never got competitive over 2m7f (heavy) last time; not sure that this shorter trip on faster ground will be ideal.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/12/18
    UTT 23Hy Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-10
    7/13 70l, Lord Getaway[12/1]10-7
    Jamie Bargary
    117
    6
    57
  • 29/11/18
    WAR 21GS Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-0
    4/17 18 1/2l, Nestor Park[12/1]11-0
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    91
    115
  • 26/04/18
    PER 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    2/13 2 3/4l, Asylo[10/1]10-9
    Jamie Bargary
    45
    108
  • 09/02/18
    KEM 16Sft 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,3K
    10-11
    11/14 30l, Sevarano[20/1]11-4
    Mr Jack Savage
    29
    82
  • 30/12/17
    HAY 16Hy 4-6yCl4 NHF,3K
    10-11
    3/5 10l, Air Navigator[7/1]11-0
    Jamie Bargary
    38
    97
  • 09/11/17
    LUD 16Gd 4-6yCl4 NHF,3K
    10-11
    7/11 7 3/4l, Vinndication[3/1]10-7
    Jamie Bargary
    37
    98
10
Bit Of A Quirke
D Jacob/M Walford
Age: 6
Weight: 10-8
Spotlight Form: 7335-5
120 9/1, 10/1
12/1
SP
Completed a four-timer on a sound or fast surface on the Flat at around 1m2f last year; had shown promise in maiden hurdles last season; needs to improve on his two handicap efforts to defy this mark, on his return from a three-month break.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/10/18
    RED 10Gd Cl4Hc,6K
    9-1
    11/15 16 1/2l, Winged Spur[33/1]9-1
    Dougie Costello
    71
    36
    50
  • 10/08/18
    NMK 10Sft Cl5Hc,5K
    10-0
    5/6 29l, Overtrumped[4/1]8-5
    Silvestre De Sousa
    72
    7
    25
  • 23/07/18
    BEV 10GF Cl5Hc,4K
    10-4
    4/7 4 3/4l, Ideal Candy[7/4F]9-2
    Andrew Mullen
    72
    45
    68
  • 14/07/18
    CHS 10Gd Cl4Hc,6K
    8-10
    1/10 3/4l, Zlatan[7/2]9-6
    Andrew Mullen
    68
    49
    77
  • 07/07/18
    BEV 10GF Cl5Hc,5K
    8-11
    1/7 1 1/4l, Purple Rock[7/4F]9-5
    Andrew Mullen
    64
    9
    72
  • 19/06/18
    BEV 10Gd Cl6Hc,3K
    9-6
    1/11 1/4l, Clarabel[4/1]8-10
    Tom Eaves
    62
    31
    69
1
Prairie TownD
L Edwards/A Carroll
Age: 8
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 8123-6
126 22/1, 25/1
28/1
SP
Won a Sedgefield novices' handicap chase (2m, soft; in cheekpieces) this time last year, when 1lb lower; held his form in two further runs in the spring, but some way short of his best at Sandown recently (2m4f); drop back in trip looks positive for return to hurdles, but bit to prove.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/01/19
    SAN 20GS Cl3 ChHc,9K
    11-5
    6/8 37l, Larry[14/1]11-11
    Lee Edwards
    122
    74
    103
  • 17/11/18
    LIN 12St Cl6Hc,3K
    9-3
    15/16 8 3/4l, Your Band[11/2]8-7
    Poppy Bridgwater
    60
    38
    51
  • 31/10/18
    KEM 12St/Slw Cl6Hc,3K
    9-3
    5/13 5 3/4l, Ross Raith Rover[33/1]9-0
    Poppy Bridgwater
    60
    46
    59
  • 20/04/18
    AYR 16Gd Cl3 NvChHc,10K
    11-1
    3/5 17l, Azzuri[10/1]11-1 bl(1)
    Lee Edwards
    123
    104
    125
  • 29/03/18
    TOW 16Hy Cl3 NvChHc,7K
    11-8
    2/4 14l, Skipping On[9/2]9-12 cp
    Lee Edwards
    123
    102
    126
  • 28/01/18
    SED 16Sft Cl3 NvChHc,7K
    10-6
    1/4 1/2l, Burrenbridge Hotel[4/1]10-10 cp
    Lee Edwards
    118
    107
    126
9
Global ThrillD
C Brace/B Llewellyn
Age: 10
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 07-145
124 25/1, 22/1
28/1
SP
Won three times at around 2m last season, and again at Newton Abbot in May (good) when 1lb lower; may have needed his return to action at Taunton after a break; 3lb drop and return of tongue-tie (worn for his last four wins), together with first-time cheekpieces, could help; interesting.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/12/18
    TAU 16GS Cl3 HdHc,8K
    9-11
    5/6 20l, Beltor[20/1]11-3 cp
    Sean Houlihan
    108
    54
    95
  • 15/06/18
    Ain 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,8K
    10-1
    4/8 11l, Cause Toujours[12/1]11-6 t
    Sean Houlihan
    107
    53
    103
  • 09/05/18
    NAB 17Gd Cl3 HdHc,7K
    10-3
    1/9 1/2l, Shrubland[12/1]10-11 t
    Sean Houlihan
    104
    38
    106
  • 27/04/18
    CHP 16Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-4
    7/11 14l, Hollywood Ken[12/1]11-9 t
    Robert Williams
    105
    55
    97
  • 14/04/18
    CHP 16Hy Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-10
    10/13 23l, Ardmayle[20/1]11-3 t
    Robert Williams
    107
    74
    95
  • 07/12/17
    WCN 15Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-2
    3/5 12 1/2l, Coeur Blimey[9/2]11-3 t
    Richard Johnson
    103
    79
    104
7
Tikk Tock Boom
T O'Brien/I Williams
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: 4U8-52
119
Non runner
Irish maiden point winner; her better efforts over hurdles have been over further, including on handicap debut at Worcester (2m7f, good) when last seen in June; up 3lb and open to improvement, but has to prove she has the speed for this drop back in trip.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/06/18
    WOR 23Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-5
    2/10 1 1/2l, Timeforben[5/1]11-7
    Tom O'Brien
    107
    45
    108
  • 05/05/18
    UTT 16Gd Cl5 MdHd,3K
    10-9
    5/10 7 1/4l, Mick Maestro[5/1]11-2
    Tom O'Brien
    64
    95
  • 21/04/18
    BAN 23GS Cl5 MdHd,3K
    10-9
    8/13 26l, Merry Milan[20/1]11-2
    Jamie Moore
    47
    80
  • 26/03/18
    HUN 21GS Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-0
    UR/16 Presenting Pearl[8/1]11-0
    Tom O'Brien
  • 31/12/17
    WAR 21Hy Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    4/9 8 3/4l, Black Tulip[50/1]11-5
    A P Heskin
    69
    105
  • 08/12/17
    EXE 17Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-5
    7/16 40l, Time To Move On[25/1]10-12
    Tom O'Brien
    37
    78
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