Saint John Henry

Saint John

, Henry First Viscount Bolingbroke. 1678-1751.
English statesman, orator, and writer. A Jacobite, he spent much of his life in exile and wrote influential political treatises, notably The Idea of a Patriot King (1749).
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Longshot Ed Quigley Saint John Henry 3.50 Lingfield Disappointed lately, but has dropped down to his last winning mark and will enjoy the trip and ground.
Saint John Henry's form figures are hardly inspiring, but the prospect of more testing ground than at Cheltenham last time could see him revived in the Bet totetrifecta Handicap Hurdle at Ffos Las.
GARRY OWEN NEWSBOY 12.35 SAINT JOHN HENRY THORESBY 1.05 HIGHLAND RETREAT HIGHLAND RETREAT 1.35 PRESENTING ARMS PRESENTING ARMS 2.05 EDUARD (NAP) WISHFULL THINKING 2.35 BIRCH HILL 3.05 MADAME TRIGGER LIFEBOAT MONA (NAP) 3.35 BALLY BRAES UPBEAT COBBLER GARRY'S DOUBLE: EDUARD (NAP) & MADAME TRIGGER NEWSBOY'S DOUBLE: LIFEBOAT MONA (NAP) & PRESENTING ARMS Chase course - GOOD TO SOFT (Soft in places); Hurdle course - SOFT (Good to soft in places) (GoingStick: Chase 7.2, Hurdle 6.2) (All rail in innermost position.
Topweight Saint John Henry, who was pulled up behind Cyclop at Market Rasen, has made a habit of not finishing and has failed to complete on three of his four starts since scoring on his fencing introduction at Chepstow last October.
Elsewhere, Saint John Henry brought up a century for the campaign for trainer David Pipe with an impressive display in the Weatherbys Bank Handicap Hurdle at Bangor.
Saint John Henry 3.15 Bangor SP forecast: 6-4 David Pipe's charge won twice over course and distance on soft ground last year and, equipped with first-time blinkers, returned to form when beaten a neck at over 3m2f Warwick last time.
The 5-1 winner was still five lengths behind in fifth at the last but rattled home to deny the 3-1 market leader Saint John Henry, who had touched a low of 1.19.
DAVID PIPE became the first trainer to hit the century mark this season after Saint John Henry carried the Kings Palace colours of owner Bryan Drew to a clearcut success in the 3m handicap hurdle.
Saint John Henry's trainer, jockey and owner will be hoping for the same result in two weeks' time with Kings Palace, the RSA Chase second favourite who is unbeaten in three starts over fences.
Of Saint John Henry, he added: "He's progressed tremendously this season and has only just turned five so hopefully there are better things to come.
3.25 Bangor Weatherbys Bank Handicap Hurdle 3m RUK Card page 40 DAVID PIPE starts the day on 99 winners for the season and he could bring up his century in style by landing the richest race of the afternoon with Saint John Henry.
The trainer, who also runs Bladoun in the later 2m4f hurdle, has reached 100 in four of his previous eight seasons with a licence and Saint John Henry has already contributed two wins to the current tally.

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