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Smarkets Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (4) 4yo+
Smarkets Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (4) 4yo+
Going:
Heavy
Heavy
Distance: 1m 7f 216y Runners: 11
Hurdle Turf
Heavy 1m 7f 216y
Top of the list are handicap hurdle newcomers SUBCONTINENT and Paddy's Poem, with the 1m/1m2f Flat winner Subcontinent preferred after he ran out of steam over 2m3f on his last two starts in this sphere. Gassin Golf should be placed but has difficulty in winning, while Balibour completes the shortlist.[Richard Austen]
RP Ratings Gassin Golf
LAMBOURN Balibour
TOPSPEED Balibour
POSTDATA Vicenzo Mio
SPOTLIGHT Subcontinent
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
1
Gassin GolfD
R Patrick/K Lee
Age: 9
Weight: 12-1
Spotlight Form: F0-834
129 7/2, 4/1
9/2
SP
1-24 strike-rate over hurdles tempers enthusiasm for him as a win prospect but no ground worries, placed on three of four visits here, including best effort this season penultimate start, and good chance for same again.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/01/18
    HER 19Sft Cl3 HdHc,7K
    11-7
    4/10 16 1/2l, Cougar Kid[4/1]9-12 t,cp
    Richard Johnson
    123
    57
    120
  • 06/01/18
    SAN 15Hy Cl2 HdHc,16K
    10-5
    3/10 6 1/4l, Call Me Lord[7/1]11-12 t,cp
    Brian Hughes
    122
    82
    127
  • 04/11/17
    AYR 16Hy Cl2 HdHc,19K
    10-8
    8/8 35l, Martila[8/1]10-0
    Will Kennedy
    127
    93
  • 11/03/17
    SAN 15Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,39K
    11-0
    10/13 27l, London Prize[8/1]11-2 t,cp(1)
    Richard Patrick
    133
    53
    117
  • 11/02/17
    NBY 16Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,88K
    10-13
    F/16 Ballyandy[18/1]11-1 bl,t
    Jamie Moore
    133
  • 26/11/16
    NBY 20GS Cl2 HdHc,23K
    11-5
    5/11 12 1/2l, Onefitzall[11/1]11-3 cp
    Jamie Moore
    135
    92
    129
5
BalgemmoisDBF
C Gethings/Ali Stronge
Age: 5
Weight: 11-9
Spotlight Form: 33-914
122 9/2, 4/1
9/2
SP
His second handicap when off the mark at Leicester (1m7f, soft) in December; respectable fourth on heavy there off this 7lb higher mark five weeks ago; ridden up with pace or set pace on those last two starts; needs to resume progress.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/01/18
    LEI 15Hy Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-4
    4/12 5 1/4l, Mr Antolini[11/2F]11-7
    Brendan Powell
    116
    98
    114
  • 03/12/17
    LEI 15Sft Cl4 HdHc,6K
    11-4
    1/9 1/4l, Wind Place And Sho[12/1]11-2
    Brendan Powell
    109
    99
    117
  • 20/10/17
    WCN 19Gd Cl4 NvHdHc,4K
    11-9
    9/12 26l, Arty Campbell[25/1]10-5
    Brendan Powell
    112
    59
    91
  • 07/02/17
    MAR 16Sft 4yCl4 Hd,3K
    10-12
    3/8 11l, Domperignon Du Lys[50/1]11-5
    Brendan Powell
    85
    107
  • 18/01/17
    NBY 16Sft 4yCl4 Hd,5K
    10-12
    3/4 22l, Flying Tiger[66/1]11-0
    Adam Wedge
    40
    99
  • 24/11/16
    TOW 13GS 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    6/12 8l, Mick Maestro[25/1]10-12
    Tom O'Brien
    36
    84
7
Subcontinent
C Deutsch/Miss V Williams
Age: 6
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 5-P46
122 3/1, 4/1
5/1
SP
Fairly useful on Flat at up to 1m2f; only four starts over hurdles, showing significant ability on heavy ground at Chepstow on last two occasions and, as he needs to see the race out better, this drop back from 2m3f on handicap debut should be a big help; one to note.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/01/18
    CHP 19Hy Cl4 MdHd,4K
    10-11
    6/16 11l, Diablo De Rouhet[14/1]11-0
    Charlie Deutsch
    113
    88
    111
  • 09/12/17
    CHP 19Hy Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-5
    4/15 11 1/2l, Chooseyourweapon[50/1]11-5
    Mr H F Nugent
    84
    111
  • 27/11/17
    LUD 15GS Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-0
    PU/16 New To This Town[16/1]11-0
    Liam Treadwell
  • 12/05/17
    CHS 12Gd Cl4 ApHc,9K
    9-3
    10/10 24l, St Mary's[10/1]8-9
    Callum Rodriguez
    84
    25
    53
  • 01/02/17
    HER 19Hy Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-4
    5/12 39l, Ice Cool Champs[6/1]11-4
    Liam Treadwell
    4
    82
  • 26/09/15
    Cfd 10St Cl3Hc,8K
    9-1
    7/8 6 3/4l, Majeed[6/1]9-10
    William Buick
    90
    57
    86
3
Paddy's Poem
Bryony Frost/N Gifford
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
Spotlight Form: 3-8332
118 13/2, 7/1
6/1
SP
Needs improvement on this handicap debut but last two starts (placed on heavy/soft at Plumpton) were his best efforts and Bryony Frost is booked; made the running last time, having raced freely when held up on previous two outings; could have more to offer and is one for the shortlist.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/01/18
    PLU 15Sft Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-4
    2/10 8l, Distingo[11/4]11-4
    Tom Cannon
    117
    86
    114
  • 07/01/18
    PLU 15Hy Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-5
    3/13 8 1/4l, Jaisalmer[12/1]11-5
    Leighton Aspell
    97
    113
  • 18/12/17
    PLU 15Sft Cl4 NvHd,3K
    11-6
    3/13 29l, Lisp[20/1]10-7
    Leighton Aspell
    72
    106
  • 28/11/17
    LIN 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    8/16 35l, First Flow[25/1]10-12
    Leighton Aspell
    62
    90
  • 30/03/17
    WAR 16Sft 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-2
    3/9 2l, Mance Rayder[20/1]10-9
    Leighton Aspell
    38
    103
  • 10/02/17
    KEM 16GS 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,3K
    11-4
    9/16 19 1/2l, Haafapiece[33/1]10-3
    Daryl Jacob
    62
    100
4
Balibour
P Cowley/Miss E Lavelle
Age: 6
Weight: 11-9
Spotlight Form: -46533
126 10/1, 8/1
15/2
SP
Raised his game lately, on latest start racing a little freely and making most when third of ten at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) on handicap debut; all hurdle starts have been at 2m3f-2m6f but 2m now looks an interesting move and he's an each-way player.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/01/18
    HUN 19Sft Cl4 CdHdHc,5K
    11-12
    3/10 4 1/4l, Just So Cool[6/1]11-4
    Mitchell Bastyan
    115
    104
    115
  • 23/11/17
    WCN 21Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-5
    3/11 18l, Captain Cattistock[80/1]10-12
    Patrick Cowley
    26
    109
  • 02/11/17
    STR 22Gd Cl4 MdHd,3K
    10-7
    5/6 11l, Linenhall[40/1]11-0
    Patrick Cowley
    84
    109
  • 24/09/17
    UTT 19GS Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-5
    6/12 27l, Ballymountain Boy[50/1]11-4
    Patrick Cowley
    41
    98
  • 03/09/17
    WOR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-0
    4/7 19 1/2l, Beyond The Clouds[33/1]11-7
    Nick Scholfield
    73
    99
  • 22/02/17
    DON 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    10/13 63l, Black Op[40/1]11-2 t(1)
    Daryl Jacob
    23
    65
12
GeorgieshoreDBF
J Bowen/Miss Z Davison
Age: 10
Weight: 10-0
Spotlight Form: P-4315
122 8/1, 17/2
8/1
SP
Just 1-20 under rules prior to making all at Leicester (1m7f, heavy) last month; lesser show under 7lb penalty there eight days later; remains well treated on form as recent as March 2016 but that's now looking rather too long ago; star claimer James Bowen is booked.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 31/01/18
    LEI 15Hy Cl4 HdHc,6K
    10-10
    5/13 10 1/2l, Ardmayle[4/1J]11-7 h
    Tommy Dowling
    94
    72
    88
  • 23/01/18
    LEI 15Hy Cl4 HdHc,6K
    10-0
    1/9 2 1/2l, Delface[3/1]11-9 h
    Tommy Dowling
    87
    89
    94
  • 22/12/17
    UTT 19Sft Cl5 HdHc,2K
    10-9
    3/10 9l, Sunday Central[11/4F]11-10 h
    Tommy Dowling
    88
    63
    89
  • 07/12/17
    LEI 15Sft Cl5 HdHc,4K
    10-9
    4/8 6 1/4l, Cougar Kid[5/1]11-7 h
    Tommy Dowling
    88
    30
    91
  • 06/03/17
    LIN 23Hy Cl5 HdHc,4K
    11-1
    PU/9 Point N Shoot[5/1]11-0 cp(1)
    William Featherstone
    92
  • 24/02/17
    EXE 16GS Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-6
    5/12 17l, Baccalaureate[9/1]10-9
    William Featherstone
    95
    58
    90
8
Vicenzo MioD
H Reed/C Gordon
Age: 8
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: -86445
127 12/1, 11/1
10/1
SP
Last won in 2013; not beaten that far at Newbury in December and now has an 11lb lower mark but that's on the back of three lesser efforts; cheekpieces joined tongue-tie on last two outings; others preferred.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/01/18
    LIN 16Hy Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-9
    5/5 14 1/2l, Northandsouth[100/30]9-9 t,cp
    Tom Cannon
    117
    97
    107
  • 18/01/18
    WCN 21Hy Cl3 HdHc,7K
    11-8
    4/14 35l, Savoy Court[16/1]11-5 t,cp(1)
    Tom Cannon
    120
    10
    96
  • 26/12/17
    FON 17Sft Cl3 HdHc,5K
    11-5
    4/8 14 1/2l, Knocknanuss[8/1]11-12 t
    James Bowen
    122
    78
    117
  • 02/12/17
    NBY 20GS Cl2 HdHc,26K
    10-0
    6/12 8 3/4l, Old Guard[50/1]11-7 t
    David Noonan
    123
    63
    123
  • 12/11/17
    SAN 19GS Cl3 CdHdHc,6K
    11-12
    8/10 19l, Golan Fortune[22/1]10-12 t
    Bryony Frost
    127
    28
    115
  • 11/03/17
    SAN 20GS Cl3 NvChHc,8K
    11-8
    3/6 29l, Casse Tete[11/4F]11-8 t
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    127
    86
    118
2
Chieftain's ChoiceCD
J Bargary/K Frost
Age: 9
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: -23230
126 9/1, 10/1
11/1
SP
Won this race last year off 5lb lower; went into that renewal in good form, whereas this time he was tailed off at Leicester five weeks ago after more than five months off; heavy ground was fine earlier in career, though, and he has to be considered.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/01/18
    LEI 15Hy Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-7
    12/12 46l, Mr Antolini[20/1]11-7
    James Bowen
    124
    49
    81
  • 01/08/17
    PER 16GS Cl4 NvCh,4K
    11-2
    3/4 15 1/2l, Chitu[7/4]11-1
    Brian Hughes
    125
    92
    123
  • 16/07/17
    STH 15Gd Cl4 NvCh,4K
    11-2
    2/4 5l, Azzuri[4/1]11-2
    Brian Hughes
    93
    123
  • 14/05/17
    LUD 15Gd Cl3 HdHc,8K
    11-3
    3/4 1 3/4l, Peruvien Bleu[4/1]10-5
    Brian Hughes
    125
    39
    124
  • 06/05/17
    HEX 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-4
    2/8 1/4l, Atomix[9/2]11-1
    Finian O'Toole
    122
    61
    127
  • 08/04/17
    Ain 16Gd Cl2 HdHc,31K
    10-0
    2/19 5l, Chesterfield[16/1]10-5
    Harry Bannister
    120
    115
    127
6
Bazooka
M Bastyan/D Flood
Age: 7
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 445-35
122 22/1, 25/1
22/1
SP
Plenty of Flat action, including wins on soft and heavy, but only five starts over hurdles; third over C&D on penultimate hurdles start (stiff task latest, never dangerous in a Flat run since) but the first-time cheekpieces (blinkered twice on Flat, below form) need to give him a lift.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/02/18
    KEM 10St Cl4Hc,6K
    9-2
    9/11 7 3/4l, Thaqaffa[40/1]9-6
    Timmy Murphy
    73
    36
    68
  • 23/12/17
    HAY 18Hy Cl2 HdHc,13K
    10-9
    5/5 32l, Limited Reserve[16/1]11-7
    James Banks
    116
    14
    86
  • 08/12/17
    SAN 15GS Cl4 NvHdHc,6K
    11-12
    3/12 9l, Cap Du Nord[12/1]10-9
    James Banks
    117
    58
    116
  • 23/10/17
    WDR 10Sft Cl4Hc,5K
    8-8
    2/14 3/4l, Road To Dubai[10/1]9-5
    Hollie Doyle
    70
    45
    77
  • 01/10/17
    EPS 12Hy Cl4 ApHc,6K
    9-0
    3/11 3 1/4l, Whinging Willie[12/1]9-7
    Hollie Doyle
    71
    25
    76
  • 17/09/17
    Ffo 11Hy Cl5Hc,4K
    8-9
    1/5 3/4l, Inconceivable[12/1]9-5
    Rossa Ryan
    65
    21
    72
9
Mr FickleCD
W Clarke/G L Moore
Age: 9
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 12-980
126 16/1, 18/1
22/1
SP
Acts on soft (more to prove on heavy) but easily his best two runs last term came on a sound surface over about 2m4f in the spring and he needs to leave this season's form well behind; 7lb lower than on reappearance; check the market moves.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/12/17
    KEM 21Sft Cl3 HdHc,13K
    9-12
    14/14 77l, Golan Fortune[66/1]10-4 cp
    Michael Heard
    117
    5
    52
  • 05/12/17
    LIN 19Sft Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-1
    8/9 21l, The Game Is A Foot[16/1]10-8
    William Clarke
    119
    77
    104
  • 12/11/17
    SAN 19GS Cl3 CdHdHc,6K
    10-8
    9/10 23l, Golan Fortune[25/1]10-12
    William Clarke
    119
    15
    103
  • 23/10/17
    WDR 11Sft Cl6Hc,2K
    11-4
    8/12 12l, Betsalottie[20/1]10-3
    Mr S Roche
    67
    13
    55
  • 05/04/17
    WCN 21Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-6
    2/8 1/4l, Demographic[4/1]10-12 v
    Joshua Moore
    114
    47
    117
  • 27/03/17
    PLU 20GF Cl3 HdHc,10K
    10-9
    1/9 11l, Holbrook Park[16/1]11-8 v
    Joshua Moore
    107
    58
    119
11
Briac
S Houlihan/M Pattinson
Age: 7
Weight: 10-1
Spotlight Form: 20-465
124 20/1, 28/1
33/1
SP
Modest AW Flat wins in 2017, also placed on turf in August but well held in three handicaps at Plumpton on his return to hurdles, on testing ground last twice; 8lb lower than on hurdles reappearance but others make more appeal.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/01/18
    PLU 15Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-10
    5/11 11l, Argyle[20/1]11-6
    Tom Cannon
    96
    72
    92
  • 07/01/18
    PLU 15Hy Cl4 HdHc,5K
    10-11
    6/8 37l, Not Never[12/1]11-12 cp(1)
    Sean Houlihan
    100
    27
    69
  • 04/12/17
    PLU 15GS Cl5 HdHc,4K
    11-7
    4/8 24l, Our Merlin[16/1]10-12
    Sean Houlihan
    102
    59
    101
  • 17/11/17
    Cfd 13St Cl7Hc,3K
    9-0
    9/14 20l, Kaisan[9/2]9-7
    Paddy Bradley
    48
    18
    26
  • 04/10/17
    KEM 15St/Slw Cl6Hc,2K
    9-2
    6/14 6l, St Andrews[20/1]9-3
    Daniel Muscutt
    50
    22
    50
  • 23/08/17
    BAT 13Gd Cl6Hc,2K
    8-12
    6/13 5 3/4l, Hope Is High[20/1]9-12
    Daniel Muscutt
    51
    49
10
First Quest
M Heard/J Boyle
Age: 4
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight Form: 6658
122
Non runner
Fair form up to 1m6f on Flat for Ed Dunlop; nothing in his four results over hurdles suggests that this is a good mark and it's possible that soft ground (unraced on heavy) has been against him, but at least this handicap hurdle debut offers a more realistic chance.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/01/18
    PLU 15Sft Cl4 MdHd,4K
    10-7
    8/10 53l, Distingo[25/1]11-4
    Marc Goldstein
    13
    56
  • 13/01/18
    KEM 16Sft 4yCl4 Hd,4K
    10-12
    5/7 16 1/2l, Redicean[200/1]11-4
    Marc Goldstein
    55
    101
  • 27/12/17
    KEM 16Sft 3yCl2 Hd,13K
    10-12
    6/6 118l, Redicean[33/1]10-12
    Marc Goldstein
  • 08/12/17
    SAN 15GS 3yCl2 Hd,13K
    11-0
    6/7 96l, Sussex Ranger[40/1]11-5
    Leighton Aspell
    41
  • 24/10/17
    YAR 11GS Cl5Hc,3K
    9-1
    2/13 2 1/4l, Hajaam[12/1]9-10 bl,t
    Martin Harley
    71
    71
    75
  • 10/10/17
    CAT 12GS Cl5Hc,3K
    9-4
    4/9 3 3/4l, Riviere Argentee[7/4F]8-6 bl,t
    Silvestre De Sousa
    73
    47
    76
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