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After Royal Ascot’s five-day prestigious meeting concluded yesterday, we welcome some decent jumps action for Sunday’s schedule on Father’s Day with Hexham and Worcester taking place. In the “Visit attheraces.com/marketmovers Handicap Hurdle”, JAUNTY SORIA (best price 6-1) looks interesting off top-weight.
The Neil Mulholland-trained Mare developed into quite a useful hurdler back in 2019, in which she reached the frame in four consecutive events before she deservedly opened her account under today’s rider Sam Twiston-Davies at Fontwell in a Mares' Novices' Hurdle. In the procedure of that maiden victory, she brushed aside two horses who were rated 99 and 102, while taking into account, all of her races in that particular season were in class 4 company, too. Since returning from a nineteen-month absence, she’s predominantly worked her fitness back up to scratch and shaped with considerable promise to finish fourth over today’s course-and-distance back in May, where she travelled noticeably strongly and looked to be coming with a winning challenge until blundering the second last. In addition, the first, second and third all went onto advertise the strength of the form by winning next-time-out and, to further support her claims, on all of outings last season, including last time, in much stronger company, I would have her winning a race like this all day long so, with clear claims on form, she looks a really good bet to potentially regain the winning thread.
Just the eight-runners here, and another tricky heat for punters but the more exposed runners look vulnerable to me and there’s a couple of interesting candidates lurking on fairly attractive marks and are worth an investment here.
Firstly, the unexposed and improving BUCKS DREAM (best price 21-5), representing trainer Peter Bowen who has his team in fantastic order at present. It’s not often Peter brings a small but select team to the Northumberland venue but in a five-year period, he’s three-from-ten here (30%) and is operating at an outstanding 47% strike-rate over the last fourteen days with seven winners from his last fifteen participants, too. With that in mind, that certainly bodes well for Bucks Dream, who remains winless in this sphere but has improved steadily with each outing and seemed suited to the step up in distance on last month’s handicap debut when second before running to a similar to stay on to some degree and take third here seventeen days ago. He has, surprisingly, been eased 1 lb in the weights and with potential for better in this sphere, he looks pretty well-handicapped on that latest evidence and another big run looks assured.
I am also very attracted to the price generally available about Ben Haslam’s DEMI SANG (best price 9-1) who reverts to hurdling on a very good mark and certainly has the credentials to play a leading role here.
The eight-year-old hasn’t been at his best over the larger obstacles this season but there were positive signs to glean from his recent fourth despite not jumping all that great. He was placed off a 9lb higher mark on his latest hurdle start in November and drops into this grade for only the second time in his career from a really capable mark. He has proved his capabilities in much better races than this during his career so he will appreciate today’s easier assignment, where connections seemed to have found him a winnable opportunity being the most well-handicapped horse in the race with the strongest form-lines attached to his profile. He is actually quite consistent for a horse with plenty of ability who doesn’t win as often as he should and his price looks inflated, therefore, he will be my each-way choice in the race, as I’m convinced he’s better than his official mark and this grade.
Prince Dundee arrives on the back of a third course-and-distance victory but races off a career-high mark here and may find DR ROBIN (best price 7-2) too hot to handle representing the bang in-form Sean and Peter Bowen team.
The eleven-year-old is clearly a quirky customer but he turned in one of his better efforts twenty days ago and finds himself five-pounds below his last winning mark, where he comfortably dispatched the 121-rated Red Giant. That form paramount in the context of this afternoon’s contest and he’s a very dangerous horse when in the right frame of mind in which some of last year’s RPR’s of 120-plus back that up, too. There are plenty of course-specialists in today’s line-up but he might be able to dominate this field if getting into a nice jumping rhythm on the front-end and having established himself to be a more than useful operator in stronger company than this throughout the duration of his career, his connections should have a good inkling as to what is required so the return to this grade with conditions to suit might be the catalyst for a return to winning form.