13:05 Leicester 1 Dec 2016

Knighton Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,549 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m 7f 113y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
P3R21-7
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Red, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star (Mr & Mrs Mark Laws)

Ben Arthur (IRE)  10 

b g Marienbard - Oscartrainer (Oscar)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Point winner who offered little on hurdling bow at Ludlow recently and looks more of a long-term prospect.

Point winner who offered little on hurdling bow at Ludlow recently and looks more of a long-term prospect.

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7
iT
Green, red and gold hooped cap (Mr I F W Buchan)

Braw Angus 12 

b g Alflora - Suilven (Teenoso)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Looked in need of experience when seventh of 13 in novice hurdle at Huntingdon (15.8f) on NH debut recently, and will have better opportunities when qualified for handicaps.

Looked in need of experience when seventh of 13 in novice hurdle at Huntingdon (15.8f) on NH debut recently, and will have better opportunities when qualified for handicaps.

3
529
iT
Brown, pink spots (Int-ex Contracting Limited)

Free Return (IRE)  8 

b g Mr Combustible - Marisha (Gulland)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Maiden pointer who never landed a blow on hurdling debut at Hereford 8 days ago.

Maiden pointer who never landed a blow on hurdling debut at Hereford 8 days ago.

4
0
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Royal blue and light blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, royal blue armlets (Mr R G Whitehead)

Generous Day (IRE)  37 

b g Daylami - Our Pride (Generous)

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

Made little impact on NH debut in bumper at Bangor in October and is best watched on hurdling bow.

Made little impact on NH debut in bumper at Bangor in October and is best watched on hurdling bow.

5
iT
Mauve, yellow seams, yellow cap (Pump & Plant Services And Martin Holde)

Gios Last (GER)  (602F) 

gr g Paolini - Giovanella (Common Grounds)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Fair winner on the Flat but hasn't been seen for 20 months and now with new yard for hurdling debut.

Fair winner on the Flat but hasn't been seen for 20 months and now with new yard for hurdling debut.

6
12-3
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Dark blue, pink triple diamond, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, dark blue cap, pink star (Mrs Margaret Forsyth)

London Prize 26 

b g Teofilo - Zibet (Kris)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Fairly useful Flat/Bumper winner (at up to 16f) who was a promising third in novice event at Down Royal (16f) on hurdles bow last month. Improvement anticipated and is a big player.

Fairly useful Flat/Bumper winner (at up to 16f) who was a promising third in novice event at Down Royal (16f) on hurdles bow last month. Improvement anticipated and is a big player.

7
17/
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Brown, light blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr Richard Bailey)

Maximus Maridius 618 

br g Fair Mix - Dutch Czarina (Prince Sabo)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Not seen since well-held in Southwell bumper in March 2015 and is hard to recommend on yard/hurdling debut.

Not seen since well-held in Southwell bumper in March 2015 and is hard to recommend on yard/hurdling debut.

8
32
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Dark blue, yellow hoop, white sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star (Bruton Street Uk - Iii)

Moscato 21 

gr g Hernando - Alba Stella (Nashwan)

5 10-12
125
5 10-12
125

Useful performer on the Flat who has posted a couple of solid efforts over timber so far, latest when runner-up in minor event at Ludlow (21.2f) last month. Should be more to come yet.

Useful performer on the Flat who has posted a couple of solid efforts over timber so far, latest when runner-up in minor event at Ludlow (21.2f) last month. Should be more to come yet.

9
iT
Black, light green and black chevrons on sleeves, light green cap (Mr D R Passant)

Newera (146F) 

ch g Makfi - Coming Home (Vettori)

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

Fairly useful Flat winner (at up to 10.4f) for Tom Dascombe who is an interesting recruit to hurdling and is worth a market check on his first start for new connections.

Fairly useful Flat winner (at up to 10.4f) for Tom Dascombe who is an interesting recruit to hurdling and is worth a market check on his first start for new connections.

10
iT
Royal blue, light blue sash, gold horseshoe, gold sleeves, light blue armlets, black cap (Mrs Calvin Houghland)

Speedy Runaway (IRE)  

b g Presenting - Toasted Oats (Be My Native)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Presenting gelding. Brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Wolf Moon, and half-brother to 2 winners, including fairly useful hurdler/chaser Cottersrock. Market check advised on debut.

Presenting gelding. Brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Wolf Moon, and half-brother to 2 winners, including fairly useful hurdler/chaser Cottersrock. Market check advised on debut.

11
U
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Light blue, brown hoop and armlets (Mr & Mrs T O'donohoe)

Sunday Royal (FR)  17 

b g Sunday Break - Princess D'orange (Anabaa)

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

Fair maiden on the Flat who was hampered and unseated rider in novice hurdle at Plumpton on NH debut 17 days ago. Well supported on that occasion and is not discounted.

Fair maiden on the Flat who was hampered and unseated rider in novice hurdle at Plumpton on NH debut 17 days ago. Well supported on that occasion and is not discounted.

12
F
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Dark blue and light blue diamonds, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue star (The Blue Harlequin Racing Club)

Xhale (FR)  24 

b g Halling - Xanadu Bliss (Xaar)

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

Poor maiden on the Flat in France and was well behind when falling on hurdling debut at Kempton last month.

Poor maiden on the Flat in France and was well behind when falling on hurdling debut at Kempton last month.

13
21F1-84
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Light blue and royal blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, red armlets, red cap (The First Equus Syndicate)

Ypsilanti (IRE)  195 

ch g Beneficial - Glacialjoy (Glacial Storm)

7 10-12
-
7 10-12
-

Modest fourth of 14 in hunter chase at Stratford (22.6f) on latest start in May and will likely find this trip too sharp on first attempt over hurdles.

Modest fourth of 14 in hunter chase at Stratford (22.6f) on latest start in May and will likely find this trip too sharp on first attempt over hurdles.

Verdict

Rated 94 on the Flat and successful five times in that sphere, MOSCATO shaped with promise when placed over timber latest. He simply didn't seem to get home over the extended 2m5f at Ludlow that day, failing to justify favouritism in the process, but now returned to 2m, Oliver Sherwood's charge is taken to open his account over obstacles. London Prize is entitled to build on a fair third at Down Royal and is considered the main danger ahead of Sunday Royal, who was hampered by a loose horse at Plumpton latest and can be forgiven the run.

Verdict

LONDON PRIZE was progressive on the Flat this autumn and posted an encouraging third on his debut in this discipline at Down Royal last month. There should be more to come yet and he is taken to land the opener. Moscato has performed creditably in a pair of outings over timber and is the obvious danger. Sunday Royal is next best.

13:35 Leicester 1 Dec 2016

Barkby Conditional Jockeys' Selling Hurdle (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £2,599 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 4f 110y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Weighed In - Result Stands
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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0-32121
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Pink and dark blue stripes, dark blue and pink diabolo on sleeves, pink cap (Mrs Jennifer Marsh)

Moss Street 32 (21F) 

b g Moss Vale - Street Style (Rock Of Gibraltar)

6 11-8 b
115
6 11-8 b
115

Enjoyed a productive spell under both codes for John Flint this year, scoring in a Huntingdon claimer (15.8f) in October. Well below par on AW for new yard since but not dismissed back over timber.

Enjoyed a productive spell under both codes for John Flint this year, scoring in a Huntingdon claimer (15.8f) in October. Well below par on AW for new yard since but not dismissed back over timber.

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017-07
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Yellow, black braces, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow and black striped cap (Mr W P Flynn)

Dalaki (IRE)  25 

b g Dalakhani - Lunda (Soviet Star)

5 11-4
116
5 11-4
116

Landed a Fakenham maiden hurdle back in January. Hit and miss on Flat/over hurdles since, but latest Naas effort was a creditable one and the drop in grade can only help his cause.

Landed a Fakenham maiden hurdle back in January. Hit and miss on Flat/over hurdles since, but latest Naas effort was a creditable one and the drop in grade can only help his cause.

3
5-734PF
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Royal blue and light blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap, royal blue diamond (Pearce Bros Partnership)

Berry De Carjac (FR)  45 

ch g Epalo - Miria Galanda (Ut*chef De Clan)

5 10-12 p h1
104
5 10-12 p h1
104

Maiden who ran up to best when third over hurdles at Market Rasen (18.6f) in August. Indifferent efforts have followed over fences subsequently, but claims nonetheless.

Maiden who ran up to best when third over hurdles at Market Rasen (18.6f) in August. Indifferent efforts have followed over fences subsequently, but claims nonetheless.

4
74443/4-
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Emerald green and dark green (quartered), halved sleeves (Mr R Carmichael & Alan Hill)

Royal Etiquette (IRE)  550 (122F) 

b g Royal Applause - Alpine Gold (Montjeu)

9 10-12 t p
82
9 10-12 t p
82

Been a while between drinks (last tasted success on the Flat in (2014) and exploits on the level in recent months have been far from inspiring.

Been a while between drinks (last tasted success on the Flat in (2014) and exploits on the level in recent months have been far from inspiring.

5
21F4/
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Black and yellow check, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap (The Marron Partnership)

Spyder 951 

b g Resplendent Glory - Collect (Vettori)

8 10-12
113
8 10-12
113

Fair up to 1¼m on Flat and took well to hurdling for Lucy Wadham, landing a Towcester novice event in spring 2014. However, not seen since running below par in April of that year. Yard debut.

Fair up to 1¼m on Flat and took well to hurdling for Lucy Wadham, landing a Towcester novice event in spring 2014. However, not seen since running below par in April of that year. Yard debut.

6
58P53P
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White, dark green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap, dark green diamond (Quality Pipe Supports (Q P S ) Ltd)

Tribal Dance (IRE)  42 

br g Flemensfirth - Native Sparkle (Be My Native)

10 10-12 p
64
10 10-12 p
64

Been out of sorts for a while, never travelling well prior to being pulled up over fences at Ludlow last month. Hard to fancy back over hurdles.

Been out of sorts for a while, never travelling well prior to being pulled up over fences at Ludlow last month. Hard to fancy back over hurdles.

7
P5/
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Light blue, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves (Mrs C H N Chamberlain)

Sylvatica (IRE)  923 

gr m Tikkanen - Dapples (Accordion)

6 10-5 h1
-
6 10-5 h1
-

Tikkanen half-sister to winning pointer by Bach. Limited encouragement in 2 Irish points in 2014 and only market support would make her of interest on belated Rules debut for new stable. Hooded.

Tikkanen half-sister to winning pointer by Bach. Limited encouragement in 2 Irish points in 2014 and only market support would make her of interest on belated Rules debut for new stable. Hooded.

Verdict

DALAKI was well beaten in a handicap hurdle at Naas last time, finishing midfield, but this drop in grade enhances his claims significantly and he's favourably treated on these terms. Moss Street failed to beat a rival home on the all-weather at Chelmsford last time but makes appeal on his preceding 11-length victory in a claiming hurdle at Huntingdon. Berry De Carjac is also worth considering now a first-time hood is applied.

Verdict

DALAKI didn't fare too badly on his latest outing over hurdles at Naas, and with the drop in grade only going to aid his cause, he gets the nod to regain the winning thread. Moss Street needs to shrug off a lesser effort on the Flat for new connections but is feared if bouncing back, whilst Berry de Carjac can also play a part.

14:05 Leicester 1 Dec 2016

Clipston Handicap Chase (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,498 - 3 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m 7f 201y

Firm (Good to Firm 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
F/314-P6
iT
Maroon, yellow triple diamond, yellow sleeves, maroon armlets, maroon and yellow quartered cap (Mr & Mrs K B Snook)

Days Ahead (IRE)  17 

ch g Kheleyf - Hushaby (Eurobus)

9 11-12 t1 b
110
9 11-12 t1 b
110

Ran poorly both starts this season and is difficult to recommend with any confidence. Tongue strap on for first time.

Ran poorly both starts this season and is difficult to recommend with any confidence. Tongue strap on for first time.

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821328
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Light blue, white braces and sleeves (Tim & Miranda Johnson)

Nefyn Bay 35 

b g Overbury - So Cloudy (Cloudings)

7 11-10 t p
108
7 11-10 t p
108

Twice a winner (at up to 20.1f) over fences this season but was below par at Sedgefield last time and looks on a stiff mark at present.

Twice a winner (at up to 20.1f) over fences this season but was below par at Sedgefield last time and looks on a stiff mark at present.

3
F-7232F
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Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)

Vital Evidence (USA)  6 

b g Empire Maker - Promising Lead (Danehill)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Bettered hurdling form when runner-up on Sedgefield chase debut (16.4f) in October. Fell early on at Doncaster last time but will be dangerous if his jumping holds up. Cheekpieces back on.

Bettered hurdling form when runner-up on Sedgefield chase debut (16.4f) in October. Fell early on at Doncaster last time but will be dangerous if his jumping holds up. Cheekpieces back on.

4
535321
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Royal blue, white spots and sleeves, scarlet cap (Mr Robert Gibbons)

Thankyou Very Much 17 

b m Lucky Story - Maid Of Perth (Mark of Esteem)

6 11-7 t b
105
6 11-7 t b
105

Posted best effort yet when decisively winning 6-runner handicap chase at Musselburgh (16.9f) last month. 7 lb rise fair and looks the one to beat.

Posted best effort yet when decisively winning 6-runner handicap chase at Musselburgh (16.9f) last month. 7 lb rise fair and looks the one to beat.

Verdict

THANKYOU VERY MUCH's form in three runs over fences already surpasses anything he achieved in 11 starts over hurdles. He romped to an easy seven-length success over 2m1f at Musselburgh latest and could defy a 7lb rise to land a double. Nefyn Bay struggled at Sedgefield last time but had been in good form prior to that, while Days Ahead is capable of better than he has produced so far this season.

Verdict

THANKYOU VERY MUCH has already made up into a better chaser than a hurdler and won't have any problem with the likely quick ground. She is taken to score again. Nefyn Bay looks the main danger.

14:35 Leicester 1 Dec 2016

Lubenham Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,549 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 4f 110y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
721P0-4
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Emerald green, yellow striped sleeves, hooped cap (Turf Club 2016 & The Real Partnership)

Pulling Power 12 

br m Erhaab - Pulling Strings (Accordion)

6 11-12 t
115
6 11-12 t
115

Possibly needed the run after 8 months off on return at Ascot 12 days ago but she at least returned to form. Has been dropped 1 Ib since and entitled to come on for that.

Possibly needed the run after 8 months off on return at Ascot 12 days ago but she at least returned to form. Has been dropped 1 Ib since and entitled to come on for that.

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22P5-34
iT
Red, yellow sash, striped sleeves and star on cap (Mr W Clifford)

Deja Bougg 72 

b m Tobougg - La Riveraine (Riverman)

5 11-6 t1
109
5 11-6 t1
109

Shaped as though still in good form at Warwick in September, jumping better than previously too. Seems to want a strong gallop, but has a bigger performance in her.

Shaped as though still in good form at Warwick in September, jumping better than previously too. Seems to want a strong gallop, but has a bigger performance in her.

3
11P-P44
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White, large black spots, black cap (Elite Racing Club)

Clemency 25 

b m Halling - China Tea (High Chaparral)

5 11-6
109
5 11-6
109

Won a couple of novice hurdles last season but struggled first 2 starts in handicaps. Better efforts recently give her a shout from a reduced mark, so not out of this.

Won a couple of novice hurdles last season but struggled first 2 starts in handicaps. Better efforts recently give her a shout from a reduced mark, so not out of this.

4
46121-P
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Turquoise blue, scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, white cap (Mr P Tosh)

Oscar Jane (IRE)  213 

b m Oscar - Turrill House (Charmer)

9 11-2 t b
105
9 11-2 t b
105

Won 4 times last season, but found run of good form coming to a halt when pulled up at Warwick in May. Hasn't been seen since, but yard in form, and interesting to see what the market says.

Won 4 times last season, but found run of good form coming to a halt when pulled up at Warwick in May. Hasn't been seen since, but yard in form, and interesting to see what the market says.

5
P4131/7-
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White and dark blue stripes, diamonds on sleeves (Mr B W Parren)

Lights Of Broadway (IRE)  264 

b m Broadway Flyer - Supreme Call (Supreme Leader)

10 11-1
104
10 11-1
104

Won twice for Bernard Llewellyn in 2014/15, but was well held on return from 13 months off when last seen in March. Probably best watched starting out for new yard unless the market says otherwise.

Won twice for Bernard Llewellyn in 2014/15, but was well held on return from 13 months off when last seen in March. Probably best watched starting out for new yard unless the market says otherwise.

6
03-65F1
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Purple, red chevron, quartered cap (Sweet Little Kitty's)

Sweetlittlekitty (IRE)  155 

b m Robin Des Champs - Alcrea (Commander Collins)

6 10-13 t p
102
6 10-13 t p
102

Proved a different proposition upped in trip when opening her account in this sphere at Worcester (23f) in June. Drop back in trip a slight concern, but she remains with potential now handicapping.

Proved a different proposition upped in trip when opening her account in this sphere at Worcester (23f) in June. Drop back in trip a slight concern, but she remains with potential now handicapping.

7
2/44544-
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White, green sleeves and collar, claret cap (Mrs John Webber)

Miss Tongabezi 253 

b m Overbury - Shiwa (Bustino)

7 10-8 t h
97
7 10-8 t h
97

Was proving consistent rather than progressive over hurdles last season, and improvement needed to defy this mark on return from 8 months off.

Was proving consistent rather than progressive over hurdles last season, and improvement needed to defy this mark on return from 8 months off.

8
5-65451
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Maroon, light blue sleeves, light blue and white quartered cap (Mr Tom Weston)

Tullow Tonic (IRE) (ex7)  7 

b m Beneficial - Annalecky (Bob's Return)

5 10-6 h
95 2
5 10-6 h
95 2

Barely needed to improve to cash in off a further-reduced mark at Towcester last week, forging clear after the last. Seemed suited by the emphasis on speed that day, but respected under a penalty.

Barely needed to improve to cash in off a further-reduced mark at Towcester last week, forging clear after the last. Seemed suited by the emphasis on speed that day, but respected under a penalty.

Verdict

SWEETLITTLEKITTY signed off last season with a determined novice hurdle victory at Worcester and, starting handicap life off what looks a lenient mark of 102, she gets the vote to follow up. Clemency wasn't beaten far in class three company at Sandown and she should go close in this lesser event, while Pulling Power and Deja Bougg, who wears a first-time tongue-tie, cannot be ruled out either.

Verdict

The drop in trip is a slight concern for SWEETLITTLEKITTY on her return, but she remains with potential for better in this sphere, and is just preferred to last week's Towcester winner Tullow Tonic, who has proved vulnerable off this mark in the past.

15:10 Leicester 1 Dec 2016

Mountsorrel Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,330 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 6f 151y

Firm (Good to Firm 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
P-051F3
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Royal blue, brown sleeves and cap (Mrs Frank Caudwell)

Oliver's Hill (IRE)  23 

b g Shantou - River Rouge (Croco Rouge)

7 11-12 t b
104
7 11-12 t b
104

Took advantage of a career-low mark in first-time blinkers in a 20f Plumpton handicap. Still going well when falling there next time and beaten only by a pair of unexposed sorts at Lingfield since.

Took advantage of a career-low mark in first-time blinkers in a 20f Plumpton handicap. Still going well when falling there next time and beaten only by a pair of unexposed sorts at Lingfield since.

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27457-7
iT
Light blue, maroon spots and sleeves, light blue cap (Mr A McIver)

Captain Mcginley (IRE)  37 

bl g Robin Des Pres - Rocella (Goofalik)

6 11-10 b1
102
6 11-10 b1
102

Placed all 4 starts in bumpers and bits of promise in a light hurdles campaign in 2015/16. Shaped as if needing return and may benefit from switch to chasing.

Placed all 4 starts in bumpers and bits of promise in a light hurdles campaign in 2015/16. Shaped as if needing return and may benefit from switch to chasing.

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2P423P
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Maroon, yellow stripe, light green sleeves, yellow armlets and spots on light green cap (Mr Royston Morgan Evans)

Charlie Mon (IRE)  10 

ch g Presenting - Prowler (Old Vic)

7 11-6 p
98 4
7 11-6 p
98 4

Yet to win and building up a mixed record to boot, well held last 2 starts, including in this headgear.

Yet to win and building up a mixed record to boot, well held last 2 starts, including in this headgear.

4
364315
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Mauve, pink seams, mauve sleeves, pink star on cap (Ms Diane Carr)

She's Late 21 

ch g Pivotal - Courting (Pursuit of Love)

6 11-5
97
6 11-5
97

Ended a long losing run but fortunate to do so at Ludlow 6 weeks ago. Struggled back over hurdles next time but capable of going close here.

Ended a long losing run but fortunate to do so at Ludlow 6 weeks ago. Struggled back over hurdles next time but capable of going close here.

5
P03253
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Black, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap (Whites Of Coventry Limited)

Inch Rover (IRE)  10 

b g Dushyantor - Ban Gardai (Mukaddamah)

9 10-0 b
78 2
9 10-0 b
78 2

Placed a couple of times over hurdles in recent months and might have found the going too testing on chase debut at Ludlow 10 days ago. Can't rule out.

Placed a couple of times over hurdles in recent months and might have found the going too testing on chase debut at Ludlow 10 days ago. Can't rule out.

Verdict

SHE'S LATE was a little disappointing over hurdles at Ludlow latest but he won nicely in this sphere at the same venue the time before and could regain the winning thread. The runner-up has since franked the form of that game victory in October and a 5lb rise might not be enough to anchor him if arriving in the same mood. Oliver's Hill is more than capable on a going day, while Captain McGinley could improve for the switch to fences.

Verdict

OLIVER'S HILL arrives in good heart, beaten only by a couple of unexposed sorts at Lingfield last month, and appeals as the most likely winner. Captain McGinley looks the sort who may benefit from the switch to chasing and is feared most.

15:40 Leicester 1 Dec 2016

Marston Trussell Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,249 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 7f 113y

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
253491
iT
White, red stars, black sleeves, white armlets, white and black quartered cap (Mr J Thomas)

Bobble Boru (IRE)  15 

b m Brian Boru - Balreask Lady (Shardari)

8 11-12
98
8 11-12
98

Struck at the fourth time of asking for this stable when seeing off 9 rivals over 2m at Chepstow (good to soft) last month. Should still be competitive after 6 lb rise.

Struck at the fourth time of asking for this stable when seeing off 9 rivals over 2m at Chepstow (good to soft) last month. Should still be competitive after 6 lb rise.

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2
P55-356
iT
Black, orange star (Mr Craig Buckingham)

Levelling 16 

ch m Pivotal - Lane County (Rahy)

4 11-12 p
98
4 11-12 p
98

Signs of promise in handful of starts for Dan Skelton but only minor promise in 2 starts for Marjorie Fife this autumn and has switched yards again. Cheekpieces back on.

Signs of promise in handful of starts for Dan Skelton but only minor promise in 2 starts for Marjorie Fife this autumn and has switched yards again. Cheekpieces back on.

3
547553
iT
Light blue, dark blue stripe and sleeves (Mr B Dowling)

Tiradia (FR)  60 

b g Without Connexion - Jimanji (Kadalko)

9 11-8
94
9 11-8
94

Has been given a chance by the handicapper and unlucky not to finish a bit closer (squeezed for room home turn) when 8 lengths third at Huntingdon last time. Expected to figure under Brian Hughes.

Has been given a chance by the handicapper and unlucky not to finish a bit closer (squeezed for room home turn) when 8 lengths third at Huntingdon last time. Expected to figure under Brian Hughes.

4
4-5F86P
iT
Royal blue, light blue sleeves, royal blue stars, light blue cap (Mr Richard Hobson)

Caprice D'anglais (FR)  8 

gr g Kapgarde - Odile de neulliac (Turgeon)

4 11-4 v1
90 4
4 11-4 v1
90 4

Modest form in hurdle/chase events in France. No promise in a couple of starts for new yard last month. Visor the headgear of choice this time.

Modest form in hurdle/chase events in France. No promise in a couple of starts for new yard last month. Visor the headgear of choice this time.

5
504/62
iT
Red, yellow sash, striped sleeves and star on cap (Mr W Clifford)

Amantius 19 

b g Multiplex - Ghana (Bigstone)

7 11-4 b
90
7 11-4 b
90

In decent form on Flat this year and showed he can be competitive off this mark over hurdles when 9 lengths second at Uttoxeter (heavy) last time. Return to less testing ground may help if anything.

In decent form on Flat this year and showed he can be competitive off this mark over hurdles when 9 lengths second at Uttoxeter (heavy) last time. Return to less testing ground may help if anything.

6
653443
iT
Royal blue, red chevron, red and royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star (M Duthie & G Lee)

Sinour (IRE)  37 

b g Observatory - Siniyya (Grand Lodge)

6 11-0 t h
86
6 11-0 t h
86

Maiden hurdler who seemed to run very well when third in Chepstow seller last time but beaten off lower marks prior to that so needs to show he can back it up.

Maiden hurdler who seemed to run very well when third in Chepstow seller last time but beaten off lower marks prior to that so needs to show he can back it up.

7
111/P98
iT
Light green and emerald green (quartered), light green sleeves (Miss Hannah James)

Diamond Tammy (IRE)  16 

b g Tamayaz - Mary Dont Be Long (The Bart)

10 11-0 p
86
10 11-0 p
86

Completed the hat-trick over fences at Ludlow for Matt Sheppard early in 2015, but arrives with something to prove having been well beaten in 2 chases and a hurdle since joining this yard.

Completed the hat-trick over fences at Ludlow for Matt Sheppard early in 2015, but arrives with something to prove having been well beaten in 2 chases and a hurdle since joining this yard.

8
607266
iT
Light blue, white hoops and armlets (Mrs Gill Summers)

Rose Red 57 

ch m Weld - Secret Whisper (Infantry)

9 10-13 t
85
9 10-13 t
85

Made winning reappearance at Uttoxeter in June. Back-to-form second over 19f at Stratford in August but merely underlined inconsistency with pair of lesser efforts since.

Made winning reappearance at Uttoxeter in June. Back-to-form second over 19f at Stratford in August but merely underlined inconsistency with pair of lesser efforts since.

9
67P9P
iT
Dark green, light green cross of lorraine (Mr Peter Hepworth)

Pepperello 8 

b g Lucky Story - Rhuby River (Bahhare)

Non Runner

Non Runner

No promise in various company. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Tongue strap on first time.

No promise in various company. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Tongue strap on first time.

10
P875
iT
Dark blue, yellow star, checked sleeves, yellow cap (Tom Gretton Racing Ii & Ownaracehorse)

Callaghan (GER)  42 

b g Cacique - Cent Cheveux Blanc (Pentire)

3 10-3 t p1 h
89
3 10-3 t p1 h
89

Well held all 4 starts over hurdles. More realistic chance now handicapping but others still preferred. Cheekpieces on first time.

Well held all 4 starts over hurdles. More realistic chance now handicapping but others still preferred. Cheekpieces on first time.

Verdict

Not a race for maximum stakes but BOBBLE BORU showed a likeable attitude when winning at Chepstow last time and a 6lb rise might not be enough to anchor her if arriving in the same determined mood. Tiradia is 1lb lower than when placed at Huntingdon and should give another good account, while Levelling, Amantius and Sinour are others to note.

Verdict

AMANTIUS probably isn't one for maximum faith but the return to less testing conditions may help and he's taken to strike under Aidan Coleman. Tiradia was unlucky not to finish a bit closer last time and is respected with Brian Hughes in the plate, while a 6 lb rise is unlikely to prevent last month's Chepstow scorer Bobble Boru making her presence felt again.

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