October 26 / 12.38 Bangor-on-Dee

12.38 Bangor-on-Dee

Good To Soft

Halloween Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 4m 11s
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Halloween Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.90
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-

Last run: 229 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Cost 170,000euros in 2019 and has a useful pedigree; even-money when easily making winning debut in Warwick bumper (1m7f, soft) in March; leading claims if taking to hurdling at the first attempt.
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4th

1

29th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:05 Newbury

Go Dante

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Won his bumper in good style then followed up at Bangor (2m, good to soft) switched to hurdles; jumping lacked fluency when turned over at Ascot (1m7f) last time and that defeat reduces his appeal upped in class; however, pedigree suggests he'll improve for this new trip.

14/1

2nd

1

19th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

13:30 Ascot

Go Dante

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Easy winner of a bumper and romped home on last month's Bangor hurdling debut, when looking likely to win even before his main market rival fell two out; held in high regard and hard to beat if all goes well.

1/3

1st

5

26th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

12:38 Bangor-on-Dee

Go Dante

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Cost 170,000euros in 2019 and has a useful pedigree; even-money when easily making winning debut in Warwick bumper (1m7f, soft) in March; leading claims if taking to hurdling at the first attempt.

4/5

13/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 4- BF

Last run: 391 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Encouraging fourth in Huntingdon bumper (1m5f, good) on debut last September and subsequently showed a fairly useful level of ability on the Flat on AW/soft ground; has the potential to do well over hurdles.
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5

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

16:25 Ffos Las

Green Planet

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Fairly useful on the Flat, and has shown some aptitude for hurdling this season; just a respectable fourth on last month's handicap debut at Doncaster (2m, soft) and not bred for fences or today's longer trip, but could have a say if he takes to this game.

8/1

4th

10

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:45 Doncaster

Green Planet

10st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Showed some fairly useful form during light Flat career and started off over hurdles with two very respectable runs in the autumn (both 2m, good to soft); well beaten on soft ground last month but remains unexposed in this sphere; makes handicap debut today.

7/1

9th

6

4th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:20 Chepstow

Green Planet

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Runner-up in Class 4 handicap on the Flat last spring (1m5f; RPR 82) and began hurdling career with two very respectable runs in the autumn; needs take a good step forward to win this, though.

10/1

33/1

  • Place: £17.90

Form: P7-120

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
French bumper winner; may have needed recent stable debut in a Uttoxeter novice hurdle (2m, good), when tailed off; probably best watched for now.
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3rd

2

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

15:35 Warwick

Heritier

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Showed improved form when wide-margin winner off a 10lb lower mark on his first run over fences in Britain at Market Rasen in March (2m1f, good to soft) and the race maybe came too soon for him when a well-beaten third to Bempton Cliffs over same C&D next time (started at 4-7); interesting back from a break.

11/4

3rd

1

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:05 Market Rasen

Heritier

12st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

1st

4

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

14:45 Market Rasen

Heritier

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Bumper winner in France (well held on sole chase start there); campaigned over hurdles in Britain, best effort when runner-up at Ludlow last time; possibilities off same mark if he takes well to British chasing.

7/2

Form: -30751 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Comfortably won big-field handicap at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) in August for Colin Bowe and has changed hands since; may have more to offer and can give another good account, but the win came off a modest mark and he carries a penalty against some promising, unexposed rivals today.
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2nd

8

29th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

17:16 Uttoxeter

Zamond

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Winning hurdler in Ireland; made a slow start with Donald McCain but coming good now and his latest Fakenham conqueror has won again since (albeit in an uncompetitive race); considered.

8/1

4th

11

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Zamond

10st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won on his final start in Ireland (2m1f, good) last summer and he's dropped down the weights, but he's hard to make a case for judged on his handicap form for his current stable.

12/1

7th

3

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:00 Catterick

Zamond

11st 10lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Won on his final start in Ireland (2m1f, good) last summer; hasn't cut much ice in four starts for his current stable but he's been dropped a few pounds and still has relatively few miles on the clock; not discounted.

4/1

Form: 31-2 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Promising third on debut in Warwick bumper (2m, heavy) in January, before winning one at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in April then finishing second of four back at Warwick (2m, good) last month; brings potential to this hurdle debut and could be in the mix.
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3rd

2

1st Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:50 Newton Abbot

Ted’s Friend

11st 9lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent, pressed leader from 4th, hung left and hit 10th, ridden when lost second after 4 out, weakening when mistake 2 out

5/1

3rd

4

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Ffos Las

Ted’s Friend

11st 9lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

2nd

2

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Worcester

Ted’s Friend

11st 10lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Form: 4/227-

Last run: 344 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in two good-ground bumpers last autumn and soft ground may not have suited when well beaten on hurdle debut last November; retains potential but he didn't jump well and has been absent since, so reservations today.
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4

14th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Hey Joe

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Went very close on good ground in the third of his three bumpers in October 2020; has cut little ice in three novice hurdles since but is still early days in this sphere and he's one to keep an eye on now upped in trip on his handicap debut.

13/2

14th

6

25th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield

Hey Joe

10st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Twice runner-up in bumpers but he's cut little ice in two novice hurdles, off 11 months before never-dangerous sixth at Bangor (2m) 30 days ago; sort to do better in due course.

33/1

6th

6

26th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

12:38 Bangor-on-Dee

Hey Joe

10st 12lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Runner-up in two good-ground bumpers last autumn and soft ground may not have suited when well beaten on hurdle debut last November; retains potential but he didn't jump well and has been absent since, so reservations today.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in 1m AW maiden in 2018 on his sole rules run; showed ability and pace in 3m maiden points in Ireland last year, finishing third when last seen last October; sold for £15,000 the following month and wind op since; could have a future at this trip under rules and not ruled out.
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6

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

15:40 Plumpton

Fraughan Hill

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

Tearaway in Irish points and not always proven much more bidable in 2m hurdles since, with an occasional tendency to jump left the last twice as well; almost certainly better than he's been able to show to date, therefore, but remains risky turning to fences now despite declining mark.

33/1

5

21st Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:15 Ayr

Fraughan Hill

10st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Not obviously well treated for today's handicap debut but he took a step in the right direction when mid-division in a maiden hurdle at Southwell (2m, good) three weeks ago, and this lightly raced 5yo has far more realistic claims now going handicapping off a modest mark; a tongue-tie goes on.

9/1

6th

3

30th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:30 Southwell

Fraughan Hill

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Warren Greatrex

Beaten in a 1m AW maiden, three Irish points and twice over hurdles for current yard; was 50-1 the last time when hooded at Sandown; that aid soon removed and others appeal more.

33/1

Form: 5-0

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Favourite when 14l fifth of nine on debut in Hereford bumper (2m, good) last October and well beaten on sole run since in Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) maiden hurdle recently; major improvement is required.
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8th

1

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:18 Perth

Immortal Fame

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

1st

2

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:40 Wincanton

Immortal Fame

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

2-3 since handicapping, finding plenty for pressure when a 6l winner at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; up 7lb but going the right way.

13/8

1st

4

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Immortal Fame

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Sprang a 25-1 surprise at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in December but had no obvious excuse when well beaten over 3m at Doncaster on only subsequent start; pulled out of a race at Lingfield this month because of unsuitable ground (heavy); 8lb higher than for his victory and has a bit to prove.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 5

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Two-time Flat winner (1m2f/1m3f), with a peak RPR of 81, and has the credentials to be effective over hurdles; however, after some below-par Flat runs he was soundly beaten on his recent hurdle debut at Stratford.
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6th

8

(6)

9th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Newbury

Francisco Bay

10st 9lb

J: Miss Sophie Smith

T: Ed de Giles

slowly away, raced wide, in rear, rapid headway and prominent after 3f, ridden 3f out, drifted left 2f out, soon weakened

8/1

1st

4

(4)

26th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 6

20:10 Carlisle

Francisco Bay

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Ed de Giles

7/2

11th

12

(10)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Newbury

Francisco Bay

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Ed de Giles

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair fourth in British maiden point (2m4f, good) on debut in April but others here have far more substance to their claims.
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4th

14

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

13:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Money For Jam

10st 0lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Sam Allwood

8th

10

7th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

15:00 Uttoxeter

Money For Jam

11st 4lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Sam Allwood

Finished fourth in a point but has shown little in two novice hurdles.

66/1

8

10th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Money For Jam

10st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sam Allwood

Faded into fourth over this trip on a sole pointing start for Tom Weston last spring, and offered no immediate hope of better switched to hurdles here last time.

200/1

Form: 1- D

Last run: 210 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Belied odds of 25-1 to make winning debut in Warwick bumper (2m, good) in March; reappears with his stable in excellent form and he's respected on this first run over hurdles.
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2nd

4

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:05 Newbury

Black Poppy

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Kerry Lee

Unbeaten in two handicap attempts, at Hereford and when pipping Straw Fan Jack over C&D last month; 4lb higher and may well be open to further improvement; looks a solid option again.

7/2

1st

6

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:02 Newbury

Black Poppy

10st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Kerry Lee

Raced only on good/good to soft; not disgraced in two novice hurdles (won by notable rivals) in December, then rallied well to make a successful handicap debut at Hereford (2m) in January; likely to progress further; respected off bottom weight upped in grade.

9/4

8

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Black Poppy

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Kerry Lee

Beaten by some useful prospects in novice races and gained his reward when rallying to win at Hereford on last month's handicap debut; 5lb higher in a stronger race so another step forward needed, but that's possible.

4/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 225 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Hasn't shown anything like enough in his points and sole bumper to be of interest on this hurdle and stable debut.
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5

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:35 Leicester

Kilcasey Gold

11st 2lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Clare Ellam

Shown little so far but at least this is easier than when pulled up on handicap chase debut at Navan last week; still has much to prove back with former yard.

33/1

15

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Kilcasey Gold

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Paul John Gilligan

Poor form in points and over hurdles; limited chasing experience; nothing to suggest that he can make an impact here, 12lb out of the handicap.

100/1

Form: 87-

Last run: 234 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
His dam was a useful dual-purpose performer but this fellow was well beaten for David O'Meara in two bumpers and changed hands for £3,000 in March; needs to be a vastly different proposition on hurdle/stable debut.
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8

7th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

12:00 Uttoxeter

One For Navigation

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Comfortably held in two bumpers and has failed to complete in two hurdles starts; not hard to oppose.

50/1

11

13th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

12:22 Uttoxeter

One For Navigation

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Went off at 150-1 when pulled up in a novice hurdle at Bangor; makes no appeal on the back of that.

100/1

13

26th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

12:38 Bangor-on-Dee

One For Navigation

10st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

His dam was a useful dual-purpose performer but this fellow was well beaten for David O'Meara in two bumpers and changed hands for £3,000 in March; needs to be a vastly different proposition on hurdle/stable debut.

50/1

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Exacta £135.00
Straight Forecast £121.40
Trifecta £5686.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Go Dante

POSTDATA:

Black Poppy

WEST COUNTRY:

Ted's Friend

Telegraph:

Black Poppy

The Star:

Black Poppy

The Times:

Go Dante

The Guardian:

Go Dante

Daily Mail:

Go Dante

Daily Express:

Go Dante

Daily Mirror:

Go Dante

The Sun:

Go Dante

Daily Record:

Ted's Friend