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15:35 Wincanton

Connaught.plc.uk Handicap Hurdle (Class D )

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Soft
  • ¤0 added
1
Silk - Pink, Brown epaulets
  • Form U/1P2-35
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 123

2
Silk - White, Navy Blue lacings (frogs), White cap
  • Form 31P/
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 120

3
Silk - Royal blue, white chevron, white sleeves, royal blue spots, quartered cap
  • Form 22F2F0
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 120

4
Silk - Yellow, Maroon seams, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 433-F20
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 118

5
Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap
  • Form 62-3130
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 118

6
Silk - White, red star, sleeves and cap
  • Form 122333
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 114

7
Silk - BLACK, BLACK and YELLOW check cap
  • Form 30P/0-40
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 110

8
Silk - Dark blue, grey star and star on cap
  • Form 1-PFU05
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 105

9
Silk - Black, White hooped sleeves, Orange cap
  • Form 043-414
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 101

10
Silk - Royal Blue and White (quartered), striped sleeves, White cap
  • Form 0-03440
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 97

In depth

Verdict

The vote here goes to The Gene Genie ahead of Island Sound, Emanic, Forever Dream and, possibly, Turbo. In what is not an easy race to work out, the piece of form that lodges in the mind is the selection's course and distance win from a two-pound higher mark in January. He has also been running fairly well of late and, with the handicapper now cutting him some slack, he could go well. Forever Dream has paid for his consistency of late since being raised 11 pounds for his course and distance win in March but he could still play a part in this affair. Lord Joshua has looked promising in the past but comes here after a very long layoff. Island Sound has run well on his last two outings in what have been, overall, better races than this, so expect him to show up. Avitta is now four pounds above the mark from which she won at Haydock but, to be fair, she has not sparkled in her last two runs. The lightly-raced Emanic is a bit in-and-out formwise but first-time blinkers could yet prove interesting. Despite carrying a good home reputation into his jumping career, the 2002 November Handicap winner Turbo has yet to sparkle over hurdles so the jury is out on him at present. The Gene Genie won over course and distance from a two-pound higher mark in January and, with the handicapper now cutting him some slack, he could go well. With Robyn Alexander not seeming to have progressed this season and Kildee Lass possibly having been nabbed by the grader, the wheel spins back to the selection which, once again, is The Gene Genie.