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Pickwick Bookmakers Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 5m 2s
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Pickwick Bookmakers Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 311-

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to high-class jumper Yanworth and was 2-3 in bumpers last season; created very good impression when scoring at Wetherby (heavy) last Christmas and bred to be suited by step up in trip; wind op during summer and now fitted with a tongue-tie; leading contender on hurdling debut.

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2nd

2

14th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Mr Glass

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Performed below expectations in his last two hurdles but he won two novices (2m3f/2m6f) before finishing third to Constitution Hill in the Grade 1 Tolworth; interesting chaser for this season on the back of wind surgery.

6/4

2nd

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:01 Chepstow

Mr Glass

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won two bumpers last season and began hurdling career with two wins in the autumn (2m3f/2m6f); left toiling by top-notcher Constitution Hill in Grade 1 Tolworth (2m, heavy) in January but that was a good run, much better than last month's sixth of nine on handicap debut (2m6f); tries a new trip and returns to less testing ground; firmly in the mix if back on song.

11/10

6th

8

19th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

15:58 Wincanton

Mr Glass

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Won two bumpers last season and began hurdling career with two wins in the autumn (2m3f/2m6f); left toiling by the very exciting Constitution Hill when third in Grade 1 Tolworth (2m, heavy) last month but that certainly wasn't a bad run and his sights are lowered today; likely contender.

2/1

100/1

  • Place: £19.70

Form: 1/8

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Comfortably won four-runner Aintree bumper (soft) on debut for Nicky Henderson in November 2017 but struggled when returning from mammoth absence for new stable in 2m novice hurdle here this month.

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2nd

9

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

19:50 Chepstow

Welsby

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Deborah Faulkner

6th

11

19th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

14:20 Chepstow

Welsby

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Deborah Faulkner

Went missing for nearly four years after winning a four-runner Aintree bumper for Nicky Henderson; well beaten here on his stable/hurdling debut but left that form behind to keep a smart Paul Nicholls favourite honest over C&D 24 days ago; that brings him right into it.

4/1

2nd

11

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:20 Chepstow

Welsby

11st 4lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Deborah Faulkner

Comfortably won four-runner Aintree bumper (soft) on debut for Nicky Henderson in November 2017 but struggled when returning from mammoth absence for new stable in 2m novice hurdle here this month.

100/1

66/1

  • Place: £7.30

Form: P-

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed clear promise in Irish points last autumn but was pulled up when 40-1 for soft-ground Tipperary bumper in March; subsequently changed hands for £25,000; hooded for today's stable/hurdle debut.

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7th

4

31st May 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Ballygoe

11st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

11-race maiden but he's dropped some way in the weights and was close up when he fell two out at Exeter (2m, good) in March; tongue-tie is now added after a short break and he could be dangerous.

9/2

9

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:40 Exeter

Ballygoe

11st 1lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Maiden; the medium of strong market support at Taunton last month but was pulled up; worth noting to see if the money returns but others safer.

16/1

7

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:30 Taunton

Ballygoe

11st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Fair start to hurdling career in autumn 2021 but hasn't gone on from that and failed to threaten in handicaps last autumn on last two starts.

12/1

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W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

20,000euros 3yo; fourth foal; dam well held in maiden hurdles; pedigree doesn't leap off the page but he represents a top stable; market may guide on today's racecourse debut.

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8

11th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Kempton

Major Sting

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Fair fourth on debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good) last October then pulled up/tailed off the next twice (2m5f/3m, soft); something to prove on handicap debut but he's in top hands and the return to better ground could help.

13/2

8th

6

15th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 121y

Class 3

12:55 Kempton

Major Sting

10st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Shaped with some promise when fourth on his Chepstow debut (good) but failed to build on it at Warwick (soft) last month; others are more obvious on that basis.

20/1

9

9th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Warwick

Major Sting

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Mistake two out no help when beaten 22l into fourth on his debut in a 2m3f maiden hurdle at Chepstow (good); caught the eye of paddock watchers there and he should improve.

10/1

Form: 8- BF

Last run: 253 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to very useful hurdler Flash Collonges; very disappointing favourite when last of eight in AW bumper in February but ought to be capable of considerably better.

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6

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Hazard Collonges

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jos Lovegrove-Fielden

T: R Teague

Displayed some ability over hurdles earlier in career but 0-7 in points since and he's hard to fancy today.

50/1

4th

2

5th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Hazard Collonges

11st 11lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

100/1

Form: 87-

Last run: 186 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Safely held in two bumpers towards the end of last season; step up in trip ought to suit but probably one for quite a bit further down the line.

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0

7

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

12:40 Fakenham

Rosearelli

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced before 4 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up approaching last

10/1

4th

1

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:15 Market Rasen

Rosearelli

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

prominent, outpaced after 4 out, weakened before 3 out

6/1

0

6

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Rosearelli

10st 13lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Began chasing career with two wins (one over 2m3f here) for Ali Stronge in early 2022; off the track for 523 days before respectable fourth over hurdles on last month's stable debut and looks interesting now back over fences and with that outing under her belt.

9/2

Form: 55

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed promise when fifth in two good-ground bumpers, the latter at Bangor last month; ought to have a future over jumps but almost certainly needs to improve to land a significant blow in this.

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3rd

8

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Warwick

William Ewart

10st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Came good over fences at fourth attempt, at Southwell (3m, heavy) in February, but was not seen to quite the same effect when well-held third on last two outings and would appeal more on slower ground.

8/1

Form: 67-

Last run: 198 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Joined Ben Pauling after finishing second in soft-ground Irish point in February 2020; very disappointing start to hurdling career in early part of this year (twice tailed off) but can't be written off just yet.

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5th

4

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Lingfield

Unit Sixtyfour

11st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

led, headed 4th, disputed lead omitted 8th

7/1

0

1

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Unit Sixtyfour

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Gained back-to-back handicap wins last winter (2m/2m2f, soft/good to soft) and a number of the fences were omitted when he was third at Fontwell, which wouldn't have played to his strengths; absent since clearly not giving his running at Kelso in March; returns from a break with his yard having winners; respected.

5/2

8th

2

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

16:45 Kelso

Unit Sixtyfour

11st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Won two in a row this winter (2m/2m2f, soft/good to soft) and a number of the fences were omitted when he was third at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) latest, which wouldn't have played to his strengths; solid claims.

4/1

Form: 7P/8-

Last run: 349 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Well-beaten on both hurdle starts, the latter last November (2m2f).

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3rd

12

20th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield

Castcarrie

10st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Robert Walford

Unplaced in all five starts, including on her C&D handicap debut last month; addition of cheekpieces will have to provoke improvement.

16/1

9th

12

25th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

12:15 Lingfield

Castcarrie

10st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Robert Walford

Well beaten in her one bumper and three hurdle races; moves up in trip for handicap debut, with tongue tied first time.

25/1

9th

14

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:20 Chepstow

Castcarrie

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Well-beaten on both hurdle starts, the latter last November (2m2f).

100/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 317 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a French 1m4f Flat winner; struggled in soft-ground Southwell bumper on last December's debut but is in good hands and is another that may show the benefit of a wind op.

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10th

9

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:20 Chepstow

Softkore

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Out of a French 1m4f Flat winner; struggled in soft-ground Southwell bumper on last December's debut but is in good hands and is another that may show the benefit of a wind op.

12/1

66/1

Form: 6/9-

Last run: 341 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has useful Flat pedigree and made quite promising debut in AW bumper at Newcastle in January 2020 but was well beaten at Market Rasen the following November and today's hurdling debut comes after a 341-day absence.

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11th

2

(4)

30th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Konigsberg

9st 5lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Tim Vaughan

Fair sixth on debut in Newcastle bumper (2m, Tapeta) in January 2020 but lesser efforts have followed on his two runs since (bumper/maiden hurdle); may be best watched now switched to the Flat.

33/1

11th

4

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:20 Chepstow

Konigsberg

11st 4lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Has useful Flat pedigree and made quite promising debut in AW bumper at Newcastle in January 2020 but was well beaten at Market Rasen the following November and today's hurdling debut comes after a 341-day absence.

66/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Always towards rear when 22-1 for bumper debut at Huntingdon (good to soft) in March; considered only if much stronger in the betting today.

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3

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

16:14 Market Rasen

Pitch It Up

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

disputing second, lost position 5th, not fluent 6th, went second 8th, lost second after 10th, weakened 11th, behind when pulled up before 3 out

14/1

9

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Pitch It Up

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Handicap debutant who is not a solid contender on form, with his apparent best effort possibly unreliable; in good hands but doesn't look well treated compared to others.

16/1

8th

8

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Pitch It Up

11st 2lb

Well beaten on his first two outings, and it's hard to know what he achieved when 16l last of three at Leicester (2m4f, good to soft; led and made mistakes) six weeks ago; could be unexposed but others appeal more.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 43- BF

Last run: 285 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite and finished rather weakly when well-held third on hurdle debut at Bangor (2m3f, heavy) in January; may have benefited from a subsequent wind op and it's worth remembering he was close second to last season's Albert Bartlett Hurdle winner Vanillier on his Irish point debut in 2019; tongue-tie fitted; high on the list.

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2

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:20 Chepstow

Fishkhov

11st 4lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Beaten favourite and finished rather weakly when well-held third on hurdle debut at Bangor (2m3f, heavy) in January; may have benefited from a subsequent wind op and it's worth remembering he was close second to last season's Albert Bartlett Hurdle winner Vanillier on his Irish point debut in 2019; tongue-tie fitted; high on the list.

7/2

Form: 09-67

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Non-runner.

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9th

12

1st Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

13:50 Ffos Las

Jukebox Junior

10st 10lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Soundly beaten in bumpers and just modest form over hurdles, including a distant third at this course (2m4f); less interesting than the other handicap debutants.

25/1

5th

4

6th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Jukebox Junior

11st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Soundly beaten in bumpers; poor third at Ffos Las (2m4f) on debut over hurdles and was tailed off when refusing at the final flight here (2m7f) next time; has weak form claims.

40/1

4

4th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

11:38 Chepstow

Jukebox Junior

10st 12lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Nikki Evans

Well beaten in all four bumpers and didn't achieve much when remote third at 250-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft); up in trip with tongue-tie added here.

150/1

Form: 69-

Last run: 263 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won Irish maiden point at sixth attempt last December (heavy ground) but struggled in two novice hurdles here (both 2m, heavy) in early part of this year; moves up in trip today.

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11th

11

29th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

12:03 Uttoxeter

Sempione Park

10st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Robert Stephens

Irish point winner but tailed off in two hurdling attempts, both at Chepstow, since being trained in Britain.

100/1

8

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:20 Chepstow

Sempione Park

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Robert Stephens

Won Irish maiden point at sixth attempt last December (heavy ground) but struggled in two novice hurdles here (both 2m, heavy) in early part of this year; moves up in trip today.

66/1

Form: 90-

Last run: 276 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Finished well down the field in two slow-ground bumpers for Sam Thomas last season (hooded both times); needs the quicker surface to show her in a much better light on today's stable/hurdle debut.

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15

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:20 Chepstow

Jet Fantastique

10st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Finished well down the field in two slow-ground bumpers for Sam Thomas last season (hooded both times); needs the quicker surface to show her in a much better light on today's stable/hurdle debut.

50/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mr Glass

WEST COUNTRY:

Fishkhov

LAMBOURN:

Major Sting

RP Ratings:

Mr Glass

POSTDATA:

Mr Glass

Telegraph:

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The Guardian:

Mr Glass

Daily Mail:

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Daily Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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The Times:

Fishkhov