James Best

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6th

6

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Worcester

Gambie Tiep

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Robert Walford

led, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon weakened

7/1

8th

9

3rd Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

15:00 Market Rasen

Silvretta Schwarz

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

disputed lead, pressed leader before 3rd, going okay but lost ground after 5th, pushed along and lost position after 9th, soon dropped to rear and beaten

25/1

5th

1

3rd Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:25 Market Rasen

Country Kitten

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

prominent, mistake 2nd, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened

16/1

3rd

6

1st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:23 Newton Abbot

Bright Focus

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Laura Hurley

midfield, jumped path after 6f, headway back straight, led 2f out, ran green and jumped path when headed over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong

14/1

3rd

2

27th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell

Debden Bank

11st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

led, ridden when faced strong challenge home turn, headed 2 out, soon held but stayed on

9/2

17

26th Jun 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Amateur

10st 7lb

J: James Best

T: John Flint

tracked leaders, dropped to midfield 6th, lost position and towards rear 12th, soon struggling, pulled up before 15th

9/1

7

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Worcester

Illico De Moutiers

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Hobson

Not beaten far in a French bumper last October but not seen since; brother to winning hurdler Bilko and worth a market check now tackling hurdles; tongue-strap worn on debut left off.

10/1

3

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

13:05 Worcester

Storm Rising

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Harper

Has deteriorated sharply over the last year and tailed off in a hurdles race last week; tongue-strap on for first time over jumps.

33/1

6th

2

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Happy Returns

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Neil Mulholland

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4th, hit 4 out, pushed along and dropped to last 3 out, soon weakened

50/1

3rd

6

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Sheldon

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

7

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Plumpton

On The Rise

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

10th

10

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:34 Newton Abbot

Mcgregors Charge

10st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Laura Hurley

5th

3

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Kingsmill Gin

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Got off the mark with a 16-1 win at Taunton (3m2f, good to soft) in December but she's been beaten around 27l at Chepstow (3m2f/3m6f) in both subsequent runs; drops back in trip/grade but she's still 7lb higher than for her win and has something to prove.

8/1

1st

3

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

13:37 Newton Abbot

Morfee

11st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

3rd

6

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

13:37 Newton Abbot

Presenting Yeats

10st 8lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

10th

10

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

15:50 Cheltenham

Pump It Up

10st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Spencer

2nd

1

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle

Brief Times

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Neil Mulholland