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Grosvenor Casinos Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good
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Best Odds
Silk colours for Master Dancer
Master Dancer p
J: Richard Johnson
T: Tim Vaughan
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 6 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (40%)
Was denied narrowly over track and trip back in May, now two pounds higher than for that and without a claimer. Ran well enough on the level last time on unsuitably soft ground. Place claims at most, still eight pounds above his last winning mark.
Safely held on Flat last month but clear second to in-form rival over C&D in May
Age: 8
Weight: 11-12
OR: 125
Days: 48
17 Jun 19Not Nottingham14f Sft5Hc9-7 p5/8Battle Of Issus (7½L)25/17068
25 May 19Ffo Ffos Las20f Gd3HcH11-5 p2/7Gone Platinum (1¾L)8/1123129
23 Apr 19Lud Ludlow24f Gd3HcH11-11 tp15/5Young Wolf (61L)5/112797
17 Nov 18Chl Cheltenham24f GdHcHL10-8 pF/10First Assignment ()16/1129122
13 Oct 18Chp Chepstow19.5f GdHcHG310-12 p14/18Garo De Juilley (25L)25/1130110
8 Aug 18Kem Kempton (AW)16f St/Slw4Hc8-11 p9/9Vis A Vis (33L)40/17547
Silk colours for Final Choice
Final Choice p
J: Lee Edwards
T: Adam West
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Won Last Time Out - Won on last start
Only Ride - Jockey's only ride at the meeting
Long Traveller - Trained 150+ miles from racecourse
Shoulders a penalty for a very narrow success at Uttoxeter last month, three pounds above his official mark. Is far from guaranteed to back that effort up, and even if doing so this mark precludes him.
Only due to go up 4lb for recent Uttoxeter win but takes his chance under 7lb penalty here
Age: 6
Weight: 11-11
OR: 117
Days: 12
30 Jun 19Utt Uttoxeter20f Gd4HcH12-2 p1/10Hattaab (nk)12/1117117
26 May 19Utt Uttoxeter20f GS4HcH11-12 p2/7Iron Horse (20L)33/1120108
30 Apr 19Cfd Chelmsford (AW)16f St5Hc8-12 v7/7Dazzling Rock (37L)20/16831
3 Apr 19Sth Southwell (AW)18.5f St3Hc7-11 b4/7Mixboy (14½L)33/17163
19 Mar 19Hun Huntingdon16f Gd3HcH11-6 p3/5Capone (11L)40/1121111
2 Mar 19Lin Lingfield (AW)16f St4Hc9-12 b7/8Navajo Star (16L)33/17260
Silk colours for Romanor
Romanor h
J: Daniel Sansom 3
T: Seamus Mullins
Denied narrowly in his last two starts over slightly shorter, staying on over two-miles-two last time. Nudged up a pound for each of those efforts, this is a stiff mark, however this longer trip could well unlock further improvement.
Arrives here after finishing second on last two outings (2m/2m2f); considered
Age: 5
Weight: 11-9
OR: 122
Days: 35
7 Jun 19Mar Market Rasen18.5f Gd3HcH11-5 h2/9Fanzio (1¾L)4/1121123
18 May 19Ban Bangor-on-Dee16.5f Gd4HcH11-7 h2/9Nayati (1¾L)11/4120120
27 Apr 19San Sandown16f Gd2NvHcH9-12 h8/15Getaway Trump (10½L)28/1122120
16 Mar 19Kem Kempton16f GS4NvH11-13 h3/6Harambe (13L)50/1121125
27 Dec 18Kem Kempton16f GS3HcH10-4 8/12Eddiemaurice (32L)16/1122100
9 Dec 18Hun Huntingdon16f GS3HcH10-13 4/12William H Bonney (5½L)20/1122121
Silk colours for Airton
Airton tp
J: Tom Scudamore
T: David Pipe
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (0%)
Only Ride - Jockey's only ride at the meeting
Regressive since making a winning stable/hurdling debut at Taunton, placing twice in novice company before showing little in two handicap starts. Hardly shaped with any more encouragement on the flat last time; wind op needs to inspire a comeback.
Won on hurdle debut in February but now needs wind op to enable a return to form
Age: 6
Weight: 11-8
OR: 121
Days: 58
25 May 19Sal Salisbury14f GF4Hc9-0 tp15/6Ship Of The Fen (9¼L)5/27672
15 May 19Nab Newton Abbot18.5f Gd3HcH11-2 b9/13Tamarillo Grove (27L)9/1124106
27 Apr 19San Sandown16f Gd2NvHcH10-6 b113/15Getaway Trump (23L)25/1127113
30 Mar 19Str Stratford16.5f Gd4NvH11-6 3/13Petit Palais (3L)15/8128116
28 Feb 19Tau Taunton19f Gd4NvH11-8 2/8At Its Own Expense (2L)11/10F-125
19 Feb 19Tau Taunton16.5f Gd4NvH11-2 1/12Scaramanga (nk)20/1-125
Silk colours for Ballon Onabudget
Ballon Onabudget
J: Jonathan Burke
T: Tom George
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Only Ride - Jockey's only ride at the meeting
Trainer Course Specialist - 20%+ strike rate here in current & past 5 seasons
Second in three starts this year in novice/maiden company, a disappointing favourite last time when turned over by a hurdling debutante. New trip should suit, although it'll need to eke out more on his return to handicap company.
Fair form when second in 2m maiden last month; now upped in trip for handicap return
Age: 6
Weight: 11-2
OR: 115
Days: 35
7 Jun 19Utt Uttoxeter16f GS4MdH11-2 2/7Indieburg (6L)EvensF117117
7 May 19Exe Exeter18.5f Gd4NvH10-12 2/5Rococo River (1¾L)11/4122114
17 Feb 19Mar Market Rasen16.5f Gd3HcH11-9 8/11Dino Velvet (30L)10/1122102
17 Jan 19Lud Ludlow16f Gd4NvH11-4 2/11Back On The Lash (shd)9/2-119
18 Oct 18Trm Tramore16f GdNHF11-9 1/8Owenacurra Lass (2¼L)6/1-103
9 Oct 18Gal Galway19f YMdH11-12 10/15Sancta Simona (46L)100/1-92
Silk colours for Fool To Cry
Fool To Cry p 1
J: Tom Cannon
T: Johnny Farrelly
Seen mostly on the level recently, struggling on reappearance on Tapeta. Conditions suit and she's on a fair mark if back to hurdling at her best, five pounds lower than when placing in November 2017. Recent evidence suggests that's unlikely.
First hurdle run since 2017; has regressed significantly on the Flat in the meantime
Age: 6
Weight: 10-13
OR: 112
Days: 572
13 May 19Wol Wolverhampton (AW)14f St6Hc8-13 13/13Hussar Ballad (25L)28/152-
18 Sep 18Lin Lingfield (AW)16f St6Hc9-6 10/14Dubai Frame (17½L)14/15641
29 Aug 18Mus Musselburgh16f Gd6Hc9-6 8/9Fontainbleau (9¼L)8/15952
7 Jul 18Not Nottingham14f GF5Hc9-0 6/10Paddy A (11L)25/16157
12 Jun 18Lin Lingfield16.5f GF5Hc8-8 8/8Fitzwilly (11½L)33/16459
14 May 18Wol Wolverhampton (AW)12f St5Hc9-1 8/12Gravity Wave (18½L)33/16749
Silk colours for Hattaab
J: Kielan Woods
T: Graeme McPherson
Only Ride - Jockey's only ride at the meeting
Placed in all four runs this year including on stable debut when denied by a neck under similar conditions at Uttoxeter. This contest demands more and his record of none from nine is a worry, for all that he races off an unchanged, dangerous mark.
3lb ahead of the handicapper after close second to Final Choice on recent stable debut
Age: 6
Weight: 10-8
OR: 107
Days: 12
30 Jun 19Utt Uttoxeter20f Gd4HcH11-6 2/10Final Choice (nk)5/1107107
9 May 19Wcn Wincanton15.5f GF4HcH11-4 3/6Petite Jack (3¾L)2/1F107107
16 Apr 19Exe Exeter18.5f GS3HcH9-10 3/8Here's Herbie (6¼L)2/1F102104
9 Apr 19Sth Southwell15.5f Gd4HcH11-2 2/15Cardigan Bay (hd)14/1102111
11 Oct 18Cfd Chelmsford (AW)16f St6Hc9-2 5/9Jumping Cats (14½L)6/15341
18 Sep 18Red Redcar14f GF6Hc9-9 3/11Betancourt (5¾L)11/15556
Silk colours for Ballyellis
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 5 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (25%)
Trainer Course Specialist - 20%+ strike rate here in current & past 5 seasons
Now rated fourteen pounds below his opening mark after four underwhelming runs in handicap company. Was a little better last time, not beaten far into sixth over track and trip. Dropped a pound, he could sneak a place but no more than that.
0-8 over hurdles; not beaten far here three weeks ago but something extra needed
Age: 6
Weight: 10-7
OR: 106
Days: 22
20 Jun 19Ffo Ffos Las20f Gd4HcH11-9 6/11North Star Oscar (4L)8/1107107
23 Apr 19Lud Ludlow21.5f Gd4NvHcH11-3 9/12Neverbeen To Paris (34L)6/111193
3 Apr 19Wcn Wincanton21.5f Gd4HcH10-7 6/9That's A Given (9¾L)12/1114109
15 Mar 19Fak Fakenham16f GS3HcH10-7 6/8Thistimenextyear (11L)8/1118110
20 Feb 19Lud Ludlow21.5f Gd4HcH11-12 7/14Black Buble (18½L)14/1120116
17 Jan 19Lud Ludlow16f Gd4NvH10-8 4/11Back On The Lash (2¼L)50/1-117
Silk colours for Brave Helios
Brave Helios t
J: Alexander Thorne 7
T: Dr Richard Newland
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 6 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (38%)
Won Last Time Out - Won on last start
Was off the track for a year before returning to action for this stable with an impressive success. Eight pounds ahead of the assessor and with the yard flying, he can take this from bottom weight for all that this is a tougher assignment.
Escapes penalty for recent stable-debut win at Worcester; makes obvious appeal
Age: 9
Weight: 10-0
OR: 98
Days: 9
3 Jul 19Wor Worcester20f Gd5HcH11-6 t1/11Skinflint (3¾L)4/198114
2 Aug 18Str Stratford22.5f Gd5HcCh11-11 tp6/11Massini's Lady (28L)25/19684
25 Jun 18Sth Southwell24f Gd5HcH11-12 tPU/11Celestial Chimes ()9/199-
28 May 18Hun Huntingdon20.5f Gd4HcH11-2 t2/13Salix (9L)25/199100
5 Nov 17Hun Huntingdon25f Gd4HcH11-4 tp8/11Night Generation (23L)18/110281
5 Oct 17Hun Huntingdon25f Gd4HcH10-9 tp5/9Dreamsoftheatre (16½L)18/110394

This is a rise in grade in for BRAVE HELIOS but he and the well-backed favourite pulled well clear of the others at Worcester last week.

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Brave Helios

Betting Forecast:

11/10 Brave Helios,

11/2 Hattaab,

8/1 Master Dancer,


Ballon Onabudget,

12/1 Final Choice,

16/1 Airton,


50/1 Fool To Cry

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