The Jockey Niall Houlihan has 5 rides Thursday 24th November 2022

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Race 1 Lingfield 12:-25 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 23f

163 Shot Boii
Not fully exposed and, having been well backed, returned with a career best to double his tally over C&D 16 days ago. Should go well again.
11-4Fergus GillardDavid Pipelocked1.38/11.25/19
182 Legal Rights
Three-time winner last season and, while unable to figure on both starts this term, his latest effort at Sandown was a bit better and he's been given a chance by the handicapper since.
11-13 Niall HoulihanGary Moorelocked4/13/125
5216 Big Picture
Modest hurdler who hasn't been seen for 17 months (has left Johnny Farrelly). On a feasible mark and worthy of a market check.
10-3Lewis StonesOlly Murphylocked6/15.5/18
135 Kilganer Queen
Multiple winner in Ireland and scored for this yard at Sedgefield in April. Probably building up her fitness on both outings this season and can't be ruled out from a sliding mark.
10-12Ben Ffrench DavisAdam Westlocked8.5/17.5/112
2571 Mr Harp
Mixed record last season, pulled up at Hereford on final outing 8 months ago. Well treated on his best form, so warrants a market check.
12-1Nathan BrennanThomas Gallagherlocked9/19/10
207 Oliver's Island
Capable on a going day and took a small step back in the right direction when eighth at Hexham last time, so not completely dismissed.
10-2Aaron AndersonJessica Bedilocked12/122/183
164 Gold Clermont
Rather in and out for Tom Lacey and didn't offer a great deal of promise on debut for this yard in a C&D handicap hurdle recently. Plenty to prove.
11-1Caoilin QuinnAndy Irvinelocked18/120/111
2828 Tis But A Scratch
Limited sort who makes no appeal from out of the weights.
10-2Tabitha WorsleyGeorgie Howelllocked150/1125/117
There are 8 runners in this race.

Race 2 Lingfield 12:-55 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 24f

206 Coolvalla
Largely progressive hurdler who made a winning start in this sphere in 26f handicap at Fontwell 20 days ago by 7 lengths from Echo Watt. Up 10 lb but he has more to offer and rates a big player.
11-9Tom CannonChris Gordonlocked1.5/12/133
417 Bobmahley
Got off the mark in 5-runner handicap chase at Fakenham (24.2f) 41 days ago. Needs considering despite taking a 3 lb rise.
11-7Alan JohnsTim Vaughanlocked6/14/133
25510 Advantura
Got back on track in first-time blinkers when second in 3m handicap hurdle at Taunton 8 months ago. Headgear is retained for his chase debut and can't be dismissed.
10-2Tom O'BrienPhilip Hobbslocked7.5/14/147
282 Galtee Mountain
Cheekpieces on when landing a hat-trick over fences at Fontwell last season. Not disgraced after 7 months off when sixth of 11 in handicap at Worcester (20f) 28 days ago. Headgear still left off but he's no forlorn hope..
12-0Gavin SheehanPat Murphylocked8/112/150
201 Echo Watt
Tongue strap on for 1st time when creditable second of 9 to Coolvalla in handicap chase at Fontwell (26f) 20 days ago. Didn't prove especially consistent last season so needs to back it up.
12-2James BestRichard Hobsonlocked8/17.5/16
2874 Red Lion Lad
Fair maiden hurdler/chaser who ran poorly in first-time blinkers when sixth in novice hurdle at Ffos Las (21.9f) 9 months ago. Switches to fences after a wind op with more needed.
11-13Fergus GillardDavid Pipelocked8.5/15.5/135
2005 Uallrightharry
Unreliable sort who was visored when pulled up in handicap chase at Plumpton (25.7f) 6 months ago. Cheekpieces back on and others much preferred.
11-13Marc GoldsteinJohn Best & Karen locked14/150/1257
208 An Marcach
It's now fourteen runs since his last win in 2021 and he was behind when falling 4th in handicap chase (12/1) at Hexham (24.2f) 20 days ago. Needs to improve his jumping.
11-5Charlie HammondDr Richard Newlandlocked25/122/112
163 Neil The Legend
Arrives well out of sorts, only ninth of 10 in handicap chase here 16 days ago. Others are much preferred.
12-0Sean O'BriainKatharine Davislocked80/166/118
There are 9 runners in this race.

Race 3 Lingfield 13:30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 20f

189 Roger Rarebit
Showed improved after 8 months off when second of 10 in handicap hurdle (7/2) at Ffos Las (20f, soft) 18 days ago, despite making mistakes. Still unexposed and one to be interested in.
11-6Stan SheppardTom Laceylocked3.33/12.25/132
286 Guguss Collonges
Shaped encouragingly back over hurdles on first run since leaving Gary Moore when good second of 13 in handicap hurdle (14/1) at Stratford (18.7f, good to soft) 28 days ago. That form is proving solid and he's likely to give another good account.
11-10Daryl JacobRoger Teallocked4.5/14.5/10
2013 Gorcombe Moonshine
Showed his first form in this sphere from well out of the handicap with a hood refitted on first outing since leaving Jimmy Frost when sixth of 10 at Fontwell (17.7f, soft) 20 days ago, needing stronger gallop. May do better again now stepping up in trip.
10-5Bryan CarverRobert Walfordlocked7.5/18.5/113
2703 Delgany Monarch
Maiden who ran well for a long way when fourth at Chepstow (23.6f) in January, fading late on. Failed to build on that promise back down in trip at Fontwell next time but has eased a bit further in the weights as a result and can't be ruled out on return.
11-12 Niall HoulihanRichard Rowelocked8.5/111/129
2910 Issar D'airy
Improved on debut form when second in French bumper last November. Changed hands for €90,000 thereafter but went backwards from a mildly encouraging hurdling/yard debut when a remote third at Kempton in March. Fared no better on return at Fakenham but may do better now handicapping up in trip.
11-5Jamie MooreGary Moorelocked8.5/120/1135
172 Iskar D'airy
French bumper winner who caught the eye on his hurdling debut at Kempton in May. Has shown very little both outings since but may do better now venturing into handicaps up in trip.
11-12Caoilin QuinnGary Moorelocked10/166/1560
2258 Brandisova
Much improved when following home Love Envoi in 21f Warwick novice hurdle on New Year's Eve. Failed to take to chasing thereafter but took a step back in the right direction returned to hurdling at Southwell on most recent outing in April.
11-6Bryony FrostLucy Wadhamlocked11/110/19
464 Navegaon Gate
Fair Flat maiden who ran respectably after 6 months off when fourth of 11 at Perth in September. However, turned in a poor effort back up in trip at Ffos Las (23.9f) the following month. Visor now applied.
11-11Sam Twiston-DaviesNigel locked11/116/145
1814 The Imposter
Produced his best effort to date in a first-time tongue strap after 11 months off when third of 10 in handicap hurdle (14/1) at Ffos Las (20f, soft) 18 days ago. In the mix with a repeat.
10-4Tom BuckleyNigel Hawkelocked11/15/155
25011 My Ticketyboo
Lightly-raced maiden who took little interest when tailed off on handicap debut at Fontwell when last seen in March. Others preferred despite his stable going well.
11-0Tom CannonChris Gordonlocked14/122/157
18612 Lakeside Lad
Made the frame in 18-runner event at Exeter in April but produced a laboured effort at Fakenham when last seen. Off 6 months.
10-8Micheal NolanSeamus Mullinslocked22/112/145
817 Bolberry Down
Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler Mr Jack (2m-2½m winner) and offered something to work on when fourth of 8 in a maiden hurdle Fontwell on debut in August. However, failed to repeat that effort there next time and improvement needed now making a quick switch to handicaps.
11-9Marc GoldsteinJohn Best & Karen locked40/166/165
301 Kalpaga
Glimmers of ability over hurdles in France but was well held on his Chepstow handicap debut last month, having been easy to back. Others more persuasive.
12-0Alan JohnsTim Vaughanlocked66/1150/1127
365 The Big Red One
Hinted at ability in his qualifying runs last season but made an underwhelming start in handicaps when pulled up before 3 out on his return at Worcester last month.
11-11Daniel SansomSeamus Mullinslocked66/166/10
915 Percy's Prince
Modest Flat winner but has shown next to nothing in four runs over hurdles.
10-2Ben PosteClare Hobsonlocked125/1125/10
There are 15 runners in this race.

Race 4 Lingfield 14:05 Novices Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

2210 Hot Rod Lincoln
Successful on sole outing in Irish points, showed plenty to work on when fourth of 14 in maiden hurdle (3/1) at Chepstow (19.4f, good to soft) on Rules debut 22 days ago. Not taken lightly with progress to come.
11-0Jonathan BurkeHarry Frylocked1.5/11.75/117
5506 Givega
Authorized gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful French hurdler Flip de Vega. Dam, French 1½m winner, sister to high-class hurdler (stayed 3m) Quevega. Won only start in Irish points (May 2021). One to note on Rules debut.
11-0Jamie MooreGary Moorelocked1.63/11.2/126
228 High Game Royal
Runner-up only outing in bumpers for F. Foucher in France, made promising start over hurdles after 12 months off when fifth of 15 in maiden at Chepstow (2m, good to soft, 28/1) 22 days ago. Can open his account.
11-0Tom O'BrienPhilip Hobbslocked4/14/10
227 Halondo
Fair in bumpers and caught the eye starting out over hurdles when fifth of 15 in maiden at Chepstow (2m, good to soft, 20/1) 22 days ago, finishing well without given a hard time. Open to improvement.
11-0Sean BowenOlly Murphylocked12/110/117
2973 Dirham Emirati
Fairly useful winner at 12,5f on Flat. Possibly needed run on hurdling bow in January, before yet to be asked for effort when falling at the last in maiden (2/1) at Plumpton (15.9f, good to soft). Remains capable of better. Shortlisted.
11-0Caoilin QuinnGary Moorelocked12/122/183
144 Embolden
Modest on the level nowadays. Showed aptitude for hurdling when second of 11 in novice hurdle at Market Rasen (16.6f, good to soft, 125/1) on NH debut 14 days ago, though no match for winner.
11-0Ben PosteClare Hobsonlocked40/180/1100
2212 Rolling Clouds
Made frame all 5 starts in points, latest in March. Shaped as if better for run when tenth of 15 in maiden (28/1) at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) on hurdling debut 22 days ago. Much more needed.
11-0Sam Twiston-DaviesMartin Keighleylocked40/180/1100
01 Birdman Bob
€55,000 3-y-o, Flemensfirth gelding. Dam bumper/fair 2m hurdle winner, closely related to smart hurdler/top-class chaser (stayed 3¼m) Monalee. Tough ask on debut.
11-0 Niall HoulihanAndy Irvinelocked100/1150/150
165 Flemen's Tipple
Signs of ability in a couple of Irish bumpers but has finished well held on both outings for current yard, seventh of 8 in novice at this course (19.5f, good to soft) on hurdles bow 16 days ago.
11-0James BestAndy Irvinelocked150/1150/10
2472 Black Of The Glade
Winner of a point bumper but made an unpromising start to his career under Rules when fifth of 6 in bumper at Exeter (16.7f, soft, 7/2). Off 8 months ahead of hurdling debut.
11-0Mr Tommie M Clive locked150/1100/133
4111 Rhubarb Bikini
Fair handicapper on the Flat but pulled up on hurdling debut at Fakenham last month. Has since ran one of lesser races back on the level since. Best watched.
11-0Marc GoldsteinMichael Attwaterlocked200/1125/138
119 Holkham Hall
Has offered little in varied events under Rules so far. Fared no better on first run since leaving T. J. O'Mara when last of 8 in novice at Fontwell (17.7f, good) on hurdles bow 11 days ago.
11-0Sean HoulihanPaul Hendersonlocked250/1300/120
There are 12 runners in this race.

Race 5 Lingfield 15:05 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

2826 Time For Hollie
Finished in the top three all 4 starts in bumpers last season, suited by the emphasis on stamina when successful at Uttoxeter in December. Can make a winning start over hurdles upped in trip after 9 months off.
11-2David BassKim Baileylocked1.38/11.2/113
369 Jasmiwa
Fetched €100,000 as a 3-y-o but looked in need of experience in a pair of bumpers in March. After 7 months off, late headway when fourth in mares novice at Worcester (2m, good to soft, 6/1) on hurdles bow last month. Entitled to progress.
11-1Sam Twiston-DaviesNigel locked2.5/13.33/133
2410 Mistral Lady
Some encouragement in a couple of starts in bumpers and was given a considerate introduction to hurdling when third of 8 in mares maiden at Plumpton (15.9f, good, 14/1) 24 days ago. Step up in trip should suit.
11-1Tom O'BrienPhilip Hobbslocked3.33/13.5/15
2152 Felicie Du Maquis
Fourth foal. Dam unraced, half-sister to fair hurdler/useful chaser (2m/17f winner) Lorient Express and fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (stayed 3¼m) Nikola. Won 2 of 5 starts in points and runner-up other 3 occasions.
11-2Mr Tommie M Clive locked10/14.5/155
145 Mistral Nell
Winner of a Fakenham bumper on debut but has gone the wrong way since, below expectations when sixth of 10 in mares maiden at Market Rasen (20.6f, good to soft, 4/1) on hurdles bow 14 days ago. Needs to get back track.
11-2Bryony FrostLucy Wadhamlocked12/112/10
114 Maire's Dream
Poor in bumpers and has fared little better over hurdles. 150/1 and hooded for 1st time, first run since leaving Olly Murphy when seventh of 8 in novice at Fontwell (17.7f, good) 11 days ago.
11-2Charlie PriceCamilla Poultonlocked100/1200/1100
211 Bella Ciao
Placed once in bumpers, though possibly flattered. Offered little on hurdling debut when eighth of 9 in mares maiden at Ludlow (15.8f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Needs to leave previous form behind.
11-2Sean BowenMartin Keighleylocked100/166/134
183 Honest Oscar
Third on sole start in Irish points and occupied same position in a Plumpton bumper in December 2020. After nearly 2 years off, pulled up in maiden at Sandown (2m, heavy) on hurding debut 18 days ago. Looks up against it.
11-2 Niall HoulihanAndy Irvinelocked100/1100/10
8837 Uncertain Times
125/1, left behind before straight when twelfth of 13 in maiden hurdle at Roscommon (20.9f, good) on debut. Has since won in Irish points. Makes limited appeal on first run for yard after leaving David Harry Kelly.
11-2Rex DingleAnna Newton-Smithlocked150/1200/133
148 Walk In The Stars
Little form in bumpers and over hurdles so far, first run since leaving Christine Dunnett when pulled up in novice at Market Rasen (20.6f, good to soft, 250/1) 14 days ago, tailing off quickly.
11-2Ben PosteClare Hobsonlocked200/1200/10
There are 10 runners in this race.