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Elizabeth Day Supporting Injured Jockeys Fund Novices' Handicap Hurdle (0-115) (4) 4yo+
Elizabeth Day Supporting Injured Jockeys Fund Novices' Handicap Hurdle (0-115) (4) 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m 7f 198y Runners: 7
Hurdle Turf
Good 2m 7f 198y
A single-figure field but quite competitive nonetheless. Rosemary Russet and, in particular, last-time-out Plumpton winner Winter Spice are respected but preference is for Paul Nicholls' WORTHY FARM, who has every chance on the form of his two starts over hurdles and is a potential improver handicapping now. [Mel Cullinan]
RP Ratings Farm The Rock
POSTDATA Winter Spice
SPOTLIGHT Worthy Farm
WEST COUNTRY Mrs Miggins
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
2
Farm The RockD
S Houlihan/K Price
Age: 7
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: F4-911
122 9/4, 5/2
9/4
SP
Chasing a hat-trick after wins from the front at Bangor and Exeter (both on good) returned to hurdles this autumn, after a break; very much a contender up 5lb since last time, while he won a point on soft so any rain shouldn't be a problem.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/11/18
    EXE 23Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-1
    1/8 1 1/2l, Plantagenet[5/2F]10-9
    Sean Houlihan
    109
    89
    116
  • 11/10/18
    BAN 23Gd Cl4 NvHdHc,4K
    11-7
    1/8 1/4l, Flying Verse[9/2]11-8
    Sean Houlihan
    106
    42
    111
  • 05/05/18
    UTT 22Gd Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    11-8
    9/16 39l, Fact Flow[9/1]10-2
    Ben Poste
    109
    54
    82
  • 21/04/18
    BAN 20GS Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    11-0
    4/10 13 1/2l, Kapcorse[12/1]11-2 t
    Ben Poste
    111
    68
    114
  • 10/01/18
    LUD 20GS Cl4 NvChHc,7K
    11-2
    F/9 Hey Bill[12/1]11-3 t
    Ben Poste
    111
  • 16/12/17
    HER 21Sft Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-4
    F/6 Spock[5/2]9-7 t
    Ben Poste
    111
1
Worthy Farm
H Cobden/P Nicholls
Age: 5
Weight: 11-10
Spotlight Form: 13-3
122 10/3, 3/1
11/4
SP
Easy odds-on winner in sole point in May 2017 and plenty of promise in two novice hurdles, at Bangor (2m7f) in May and last time at Warwick (3m2f) this month; opening mark is reasonable and potential improver for his top yard handicapping now, so of strong interest here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/11/18
    WAR 26Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    3/6 1 3/4l, De Name Evades Me[9/4]10-12
    Harry Cobden
    10
    115
  • 21/04/18
    BAN 23GS Cl5 MdHd,3K
    10-13
    3/13 1/2l, Merry Milan[3/1J]11-2
    Bryony Frost
    77
    118
3
Winter Spice
J Bowen/J Farrelly
Age: 7
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 263221
121 7/2, 10/3
3/1
SP
Made the frame in five of his first six starts over hurdles before deserved all-the-way success at Plumpton (2m4f) last time; stayer on the Flat and good chance he'll have no problem with this distance upped in trip; penalty makes things harder but still commands considerable respect.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/11/18
    PLU 21Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-12
    1/5 7l, Sackett[11/8F]11-9 h
    Mr Luca Morgan
    107
    77
    115
  • 06/11/18
    EXE 22Gd Cl3 NvHd,6K
    10-12
    2/5 2 1/2l, Cotswold Way[5/1]11-4 h
    Tom Cannon
    106
    76
    115
  • 11/10/18
    WOR 20Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-7
    2/12 18l, Kublai[5/2F]10-3 h
    Lorcan Williams
    107
    91
    111
  • 21/09/18
    NAB 18GS Cl4 CdHdHc,5K
    11-11
    3/14 4 1/4l, Rocket Ronnie[7/1]10-7 h
    Lorcan Williams
    107
    73
    109
  • 01/09/18
    NAB 17Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-5
    6/9 15l, Majestic Touch[10/1]11-10 h
    Tom Cannon
    110
    54
    103
  • 15/08/18
    NAB 18Gd Cl4 MdHd,5K
    10-12
    2/15 1 1/4l, Delirant[12/1]10-12 h
    Tom Cannon
    83
    106
4
Rosemary Russet
Miss A O'Connor/H Fry
Age: 6
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 52-276
118 6/1, 13/2
6/1
SP
Bumper winner who has bit to find on balance of form so far over hurdles; however, the way she stayed on for second at Wincanton (2m5f) on one occasion last season suggests this step up in trip may well help, so not discounted.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/11/18
    LUD 21Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-4
    6/14 18 1/2l, Midnight Glory[10/1]10-2 t
    Miss A B O'Connor
    112
    70
    102
  • 12/10/18
    NAB 22Hy Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-11
    7/13 28l, Miss Mash[5/1]11-5 t
    Noel Fehily
    114
    95
  • 09/05/18
    NAB 22Gd Cl3 NvHd,8K
    10-12
    2/8 16l, Desirable Court[2/1]10-12 t
    Niall P Madden
    114
    30
    104
  • 01/02/18
    WCN 21Hy Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-0
    2/9 1l, Jubilympics[5/2]10-7 t(1)
    Noel Fehily
    105
  • 11/12/17
    FON 19Hy Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-10
    5/9 35l, Roksana[4/1]11-3
    Noel Fehily
    58
    93
  • 15/11/17
    EXE 19Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-3
    8/15 23l, Waiheke[9/4F]10-10
    Benjamin Godfrey
    85
7
Mrs Miggins
T Scudamore/D Pipe
Age: 5
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 38-33
110 7/1, 10/1
12/1
SP
Very lightly raced 5yo who has been third in both starts over hurdles, last time at Exeter (2m2f) when having first race since wind surgery; the way she shaped last time, outpaced before keeping on, raises some hopes that she can find at least some of the necessary improvement now up in trip.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/11/18
    EXE 19Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-10
    3/9 9 3/4l, Alsa Mix[10/1]10-10 t(1),w
    Tom Scudamore
    45
    96
  • 08/05/18
    EXE 17Gd Cl4 MdHd,4K
    10-12
    3/11 10l, Tillythetank[10/1]10-12
    Tom Scudamore
    96
  • 12/03/18
    TAU 16Hy 4-6yCl5 NHF,2K
    11-0
    8/9 56l, Cedar Valley[12/1]10-6
    David Noonan
    58
  • 01/01/18
    EXE 17Hy 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,2K
    10-12
    3/7 10 1/2l, Summit Like Herbie[9/5]10-12
    Tom Scudamore
    85
5
The Groovy Hoovy
L Aspell/O Sherwood
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 47-P16
122 14/1, 12/1
14/1
SP
Improved form with a breakthrough success at Southwell (2m4f) in October on second start since having had a wind operation; thereabouts on that effort but less good at Hereford since and needs to refind that Southwell form upped in trip in cheekpieces now.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/11/18
    HER 22Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-3
    6/14 26l, Samson's Reach[6/1]10-12
    Leighton Aspell
    111
    50
    96
  • 10/10/18
    STH 20Gd Cl4 NvHdHc,4K
    11-12
    1/14 1 1/2l, Asking Questions[15/2]12-0
    Leighton Aspell
    105
    53
    112
  • 28/05/18
    HUN 21Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-11
    PU/13 Salix[14/1]11-3 w
    Conor Shoemark
    108
  • 22/04/18
    STR 22GS Cl4 NvHd,7K
    11-0
    7/13 57l, Secret Investor[33/1]11-0
    Conor Shoemark
    111
    22
    67
  • 20/02/18
    TAU 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-2
    4/14 14 1/2l, The Russian Doyen[20/1]11-8
    Leighton Aspell
    25
    102
  • 04/02/18
    TAU 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-3
    5/13 18l, Storm Home[14/1]11-3
    Leighton Aspell
    50
    101
6
Little WindmillD
Bryony Frost/N King
Age: 8
Weight: 11-2
Spotlight Form: 1312PP
110 14/1, 18/1
20/1
SP
Front-runner who had been in good form since having had a wind operation, three wins since then, including one over hurdles before showing further improvement in two chase wins; however, two pulled up runs over fences on last couple of starts have to count as a major negative going into this.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/11/18
    LUD 26Gd Cl3 ChHc,8K
    10-11
    PU/9 Gardiners Hill[25/1]10-10 t,cp
    Miss Lilly Pinchin
    115
  • 31/10/18
    FAK 21Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-7
    PU/5 Beau Sancy[5/1]11-1 t,cp
    Mr Jack Andrews
    116
  • 02/10/18
    STH 24Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-8
    2/6 3/4l, Cornish Warrior[5/2F]11-3 t,cp
    Mr Jack Andrews
    112
    59
    121
  • 23/09/18
    PLU 26Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-8
    1/6 7l, More Than Luck[5/2F]11-12 t,cp
    Wayne Hutchinson
    105
    75
    114
  • 19/08/18
    STH 24Gd Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-10
    3/11 22l, Beautiful People[7/1]10-7 t,cp
    Mr Jack Andrews
    105
    31
    98
  • 06/08/18
    NAB 26GF Cl5 ChHc,5K
    11-7
    1/13 9l, Alanjou[13/2]10-7 t,cp
    Wayne Hutchinson
    95
    87
    110
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