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Tardree lands the odds at Southwell


Making all the running under Adam Wedge, Tardree won his first race over Hurdles as an Odds On shot should, very comfortably.

TARDREE, not beaten far into second on his last two starts, was handed a simple task when the overnight odds-on market leader was taken out during the morning, and the 8yo got it done in the style the market suggested he would, securing a first win as a hurdler.


Licklighter wins at Market Rasen


Reverting to Hurdles, Licklighter who is a useful Chaser, made all the running under Adam Wedge to win very comfortably.

LICKLIGHTER had a sound chance on his chase form, but his latest hurdles effort was disappointing. He was back to form here, and having dictated the gallop in modestly-run affair won without being asked a serious question. In this sort of form he can follow up with a penalty.


Clear The Runway wins over Hurdles

Having won 3 chases already this year and gone up 30 lbs, Clear The Runway was switched back to hurdles and landed a comfortable, all the way success under Adam Wedge.

CLEAR THE RUNWAY had thrived over fences since landing a gamble at Musselburgh in February, adding two further wins at this track and rising a collective total of over 30lb in the weights. Therefore, this looked the perfect opportunity to break the duck over hurdles, and so it proved making every single yard of the running.

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Percussion impressive over 3 miles

Stepping up to 3 miles, Percussion was given a patient ride by Adam Wedge. he cruised into contention down the back and won comfortably.

PERCUSSION was an emphatic winner over 2m4f here last time (in a first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces combination) and he repeated the dose off a 9lb higher mark, and over an extra four furlongs. He was patiently handled by his rider, but could be called the winner as soon as he loomed into contention leaving the back straight. He'll be hit hard by the assessor after this easy win.


Seemingly So wins at Market Rasen

The fitting of a tongue tie and drop in class helped Seemingly So regain winning form under a confident ride from Adam Wedge.

SEEMINGLY SO had been nowhere near the level he achieved when winning at Musselburgh in two subsequent starts, but took well to the fitting of a tongue-tie, to go with the cheekpieces, and bounced back to form dropping to a Class 5 event. His profile shows it's highly unlikely he'll back this up, unless the tongue-tie continues to have a positive effect.

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Treble at Southwell

CLEAR THE RUNWAY took a grip but jumped with aplomb and won eased down having cruised clear in the straight, adding a second C&D success to his CV. He's taken well to fences with form figures now reading 12121 and he certainly looks capable of adding to that, especially if kept on the go.

PERCUSSION put up a career-best. With a tongue-tie and first-time cheekpieces, he travelled strongly and sauntered clear to score by a wide margin. The drop back to 2m4f clearly suited him and he may improve a little more.

FIRE AWAY hadn't shown his best on two starts over fences this spring after a break (up against it last time, when sporting first-time visor) but set the standard now back over hurdles and returned to novice company. A couple of untidy jumps in the straight didn't aid his cause but he kept finding enough to hold off the second. His lower hurdle mark could prove tempting before going back over fences.

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Clear The Runway impressive at Southwell

Given a very positive ride from Adam Wedge, Clear The Runway easily compensated for his narrow Mussleburgh defeat last time out with a convincing success.

CLEAR THE RUNWAY won with plenty to spare and is unfortunate not to be unbeaten in three attempts over fences. A strong traveller and essentially a good jumper, he stays further and should continue on his upward curve.

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Champ Is Real follows up at Mussleburgh

Given a very confident, waiting ride by Adam Wedge, Champ Is Real cruised to victory at Mussleburgh, effectively 4lbs better off than his last win where he was 11 lbs out of the handicap.

CHAMP IS REAL won well on his debut over regulation fences over this C&D 10 days earlier from 11lb out of the handicap. The 6yo was wearing a first-time cheekpieces and tongue-tie headgear combination. He readily made the most of this fantastic follow-up opportunity from 4lb lower despite a 7lb penalty. His winning time was good, he had plenty in hand at the finish and the hat-trick seems within his capabilities.

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Loughderg Rocco breaks Hurdles duck at Mussleburgh

After a short break, Loughderg Rocco was a comfortable winner of his first hurdle race at the third attempt, after a step down in grade.

LOUGHDERG ROCCO was returning from an 81-day break, dropping in class and trip. He found this test a tad too sharp but still had enough in hand to defeat his main form rival in ready enough fashion. The 6yo is an Irish point winner who should have even more to offer over regulation fences at some stage.


Bold Endeavour wins over hurdles

Bold Endeavour made a classy debut over hurdles at Sedgefield under a confident ride from Adam Wedge, he looks to have a bright future.

Add 9yds. Fair form in this maiden hurdle and the principals have the potential to go on to better things. Lanty Slea was around 2 lengths down in second when unseating on the turn before the second last. BOLD ENDEAVOUR, a ready bumper winner here in the spring, followed up switched to hurdles on his return. It wasn't quite as straightforward as the eventual result might suggest but he was going away at the finish and there should be more to come, particularly as his stamina is drawn out (3m point winner).