16:25 Plumpton

Sunday 7 April 2019

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starsports.bet Handicap Hurdle

Class 5  |   2m 4f 114y  |   Good (Watered)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:27  |   Winning time: 5m 4.1s
Weighed In
1
Age: 6|  Weight: 12-0  |  J: Ms B Hampson |  T: Archie Watson|  OR: 102
6/4

Placed on his first two starts for this yard and came good when winning over an extended 2m3f at Hereford (good) last time out. One for the shortlist despite a 7lb rise in the weights.

2
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-13  |  J: T J O'Brien |  T: M Roberts|  OR: 101|  CD
9/1

C&D winner was returning from wind surgery when finishing 5L third in a small field handicap hurdle over an extended 2m1f at Fontwell (soft) last time out. Interesting to see how he performs.

3
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-9  |  J: Jack Quinlan |  T: T Gallagher|  OR: 97
40/1

Maiden after four starts under Rules and beaten 38L on handicap debut over 2m here last time out. Cheekpieces tried for the first time but others appear to hold stronger claims.

4
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-8  |  J: D A Jacob |  T: H Whittington|  OR: 96
8/1

Six race maiden finished 32L fifth in a maiden hurdle at Huntingdon (2m, good) last time out. Worth a check in the market now switched to handicaps.

5
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-8  |  J: Tom Cannon |  T: C Gordon|  OR: 96
8/1

Shaped as if this step up in trip would suit when finishing fifth over 2m on soft ground here last time out. Wears cheekpieces for the first time on this occasion.

6
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-6  |  J: Daniel Sansom |  T: C Fryer|  OR: 94|  DWS
20/1

Has had wind surgery since finishing 53L 11th in a big field handicap hurdle over an extended 2m4f at Huntingdon (good) in February. Looking for his first victory in well over two years.

7
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: N F Houlihan |  T: G L Moore|  OR: 93
4/1

Held in five starts over hurdles including when 25L seventh over around this trip at Huntingdon (good) in February. Good second in an AW handicap at Kempton (2m) subsequently.

8
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Page Fuller |  T: Miss Z C Davison|  OR: 90
28/1

Maiden after seven starts under Rules but ran a fair race when sixth over this C&D on good ground in February. Likely more needed if she is to take this contest however.

9
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-13  |  J: R T Dunne |  T: N P Mulholland|  OR: 94
8/1

Returning from a break when winning by 4L over 2m4f at Fakenham (good) just over a month ago. Good third over the same trip at Sedgefield (good-to-soft) subsequently and another bold show expected.

11
Age: 11|  Weight: 10-5  |  J: Brendan Powell |  T: Mrs L C Jewell|  OR: 79|  C
50/1

Course winner showed good form over fences in 2017 but off for nearly two years prior to pulling up at Southwell (good) on his return to action last month. Probably best watched back over hurdles.

12
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: Jamie Bargary |  T: Alexandra Dunn|  OR: 74
25/1

15 race maiden was beaten 50L in a 2m handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (good-to-soft) last month. Has run well here in the past but others appear to hold stronger claims.

13
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: J E Moore |  T: C Gordon|  OR: 74
16/1

Maiden after eight starts under Rules and makes his handicap debut with cheekpieces tried for the first time following a 90L defeat at Fontwell (2m3f, good-to-soft) in January.

Non-Runners

10
Fading Icon52
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 4
T: Miss S West  J: M Goldstein

Betting

Forecast

Bazarov (6/4), Age Of Wisdom (4/1), Fading Icon (7/1), Molliana (8/1), Sirobbie (8/1), Telegraph Place (8/1), Snippetydoodah (9/1), Marocchino (16/1), Druid's Folly (20/1), Chasing Headlights (25/1), Maisy Belle (28/1), Boland's Mill (40/1), Clonusker (50/1)

Verdict

BAZAROV was a winner last time out and he looks capable of defying top weight to take this competitive looking handicap hurdle. Molliana remains open to improvement and can follow up her good win last time out by claiming second in this event while third place can go the way of another four-year-old filly Fading Icon.
  1. Bazarov
  2. Molliana
  3. Fading Icon

Prize Money

1st: £3,119.002nd: £916.003rd: £458.004th: £450.005th: £450.006th: £450.007th: £450.008th: £450.00

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