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EBF Stallions “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 3m 33s
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EBF Stallions “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

2/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.10
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 111-1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in three bumpers, culminating with a Grade 2 victory at the Grand National meeting; jumped well in the main when making successful hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m, good) and had a lot more in hand than his length verdict may suggest; will take some beating.

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1st

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Knappers Hill

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

jumped well, prominent, disputed lead 7th, good jump and led clearly 5 out, pushed along before 2 out, went clear approaching last, easily

4/6

2nd

3

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Chepstow

Knappers Hill

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, outpaced after 5 out, soon hung left, went second after 4 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

4/5

1st

2

29th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:00 Sandown

Knappers Hill

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Listed bumper winner on soft ground in 2020; landed the valuable novices' handicap on this card a year ago and resumed with another two wins in the autumn, the latter in a Wincanton Grade 2 (1m7f, good to firm); his improvement seems to have levelled off since the turn of the year but he didn't run badly when third at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in February and should be fine over today's trip.

11/4

14/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 306-4 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed promise in bumpers without progressing and, following wind surgery, it was an underwhelming return he made in a 2m5f novices' hurdle at Kempton (good) when dropping right out up the final straight; half-brother to Black Corton and perhaps chasing will see him in a better light.

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2

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Gala De Corton

11st 12lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Built on promise shown in good-ground novice hurdles to win on last month's handicap debut here (2m, soft); his nearest challenger fell at final flight so his 16l margin of victory flatters him, but a 6lb rise isn't harsh and he's open to further improvement, especially now back up in trip with him being a half-brother to his top yard's 3m Grade 1 winner Black Corton.

9/2

1st

4

29th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:55 Doncaster

Gala De Corton

11st 8lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Maiden; good run when second to a subsequent handicap winner in a Taunton novice last time (2m, good); interesting contender on his handicap debut.

4/1

2nd

4

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Gala De Corton

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Was dropped back in trip for his second hurdle start and showed improved form to finish a good second at Wincanton (1m7f, good; just ahead of Earth Company); this half-brother to Black Corton could continue to progress and his top trainer has a good record in this race; strong claims.

9/4

10/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 420-

Last run: 236 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Encouraging efforts in his first two bumpers (here on good and the Kempton AW) before whatever reason failing to give his running at Stratford; out of a very well-related dam (bumper winner) and he should have a bright future, albeit when sent over longer distances; had wind surgery.

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3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 2

15:20 Perth

Earth Company

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick Neville

Patchy form over fences for Philip Hobbs last season; dual winner over hurdles in 2021, and quite interesting with hood and tongue-tie tried on first run for new trainer providing rain stays away (non-runner on soft in Too Friendly's race at Market Rasen last time).

10/1

8

8th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

13:45 Worcester

Earth Company

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Dual hurdle winner in 2021; seemed to be getting his act together over fences when second of four at Taunton (2m, soft) in January but was no match for the winner there and has since performed poorly.

16/1

Form: 54P

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

The winner of two Irish points but disappointing so far under rules and this doesn't look any easier; likely to be chasing sooner rather than later.

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1

26th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:40 Worcester

Nelsons Rock

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Developed into a mercurial staying chaser last summer, winning two small-field events (3m2f, good) but tanking twice also; remains to be seen what mood he returns in, but reproduction of the form of his 2l second in a C&D 0-120 hurdle of a year ago brings him right into the reckoning.

3/1

1st

2

4th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

16:25 Fontwell

Nelsons Rock

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, pressed leader after 1st, ridden and every chance before 3 out, kept on and on inner run-in, led inside final 110yds

4/1

5

25th Jul 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Nelsons Rock

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, bumped 10th, pushed along before 12th, ridden and lost second but prominent with one circuit to go, dropped to last and struggling 15th, lost touch and tailed off when pulled up 2 out

9/2

Form: 2/477-

Last run: 217 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Described as a "gorgeous horse" in his trainer's recent Stable Tour; not beaten far in either of his bumpers and stable in better form now than back in the spring when he never figured in two runs over hurdles; disappointing should he not show more this time.

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2

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Rectory Oak

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, reminders after 5th, ridden after 8th, soon became detached, well behind when pulled up 4 out

6/1

1st

3

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:50 Newton Abbot

Rectory Oak

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led, reminders when briefly headed 2nd, prominent when headed 4th, ridden after 11th, soon lost second, weakened 3 out, left in modest second 2 out, left alone last

11/4

6th

2

29th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

16:24 Fontwell

Rectory Oak

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

11/2

20/1

Form: 6-9

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Comfortably held in a bumper (led) in April and on last month's hurdling debut (good to soft); perhaps one for further down the line when granted a greater test of stamina.

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7th

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Samatian

10st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Not badly treated on his best hurdle form at about 2m4f, including on this course, but he didn't do enough on his recent chase debut at Hereford to put him in this picture.

10/1

7th

9

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:58 Hereford

Samatian

10st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Third over hurdles at Ludlow in November but fared less well at Taunton (again 3m) and now has a strike-rate under rules of 1-17; on a competitive mark should he take a fancy to fences.

8/1

6th

11

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Samatian

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Just 1-15 over hurdles but bounced back from a disappointing seasonal debut when keeping-on third at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) last month and remains unexposed over this trip; probably won't be far away.

5/1

Form: 00-544

Last run: 109 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never closer than 14l in his five Irish bumpers and an RPR of 92 was as good as it got; has a lot to find on this hurdling debut.

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1

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:23 Taunton

Blueblood

11st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Unplaced in five Irish bumpers and heavy defeats on good ground in his three British hurdle races; absent 370 days before latest.

100/1

10th

2

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Blueblood

11st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Unplaced in five Irish bumpers and no impact in two hurdles in Britain last November (distant last of three second occasion); likely outsider on return.

100/1

3rd

2

19th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

13:30 Ascot

Blueblood

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Unplaced in five Irish bumpers and was tailed off on recent British/hurdling debut at Wincanton.

66/1

Form: 8224

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Twice runner-up in small-field bumpers but it's ordinary form and, as a half-brother to same connections' multiple chase winner Findusatgorcombe, he'll probably come to himself further down the line.

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4th

9

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 5

16:40 Taunton

Gorcombe Moonshine

10st 5lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Robert Walford

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3rd, jumped badly left 5 out, went second 4 out, weakened approaching last, lost two places run-in

7/2

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Gorcombe Moonshine

10st 7lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Has taken well to fences, winning at Fontwell (2m2f, soft; maiden previously) then creditable third at Plumpton (2m1f); may have more to offer at an ordinary level in this sphere; enters calculations.

5/1

3rd

5

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

13:45 Plumpton

Gorcombe Moonshine

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

raced in second, jumped left and bumped rival 7th, led narrowly before 4 out

11/4

Form: 44-2

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Ran well in 2m3f/1m7f hurdles last season given that he didn't settle particularly well on either occasion and that trait was once more evident on his recent reappearance over C&D when ultimately no match for the odds-on favourite; still a work in progress but holds each-way appeal.

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7

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Kalyptra

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Ten-race maiden who has been pulled up in three of his last four handicaps, including at Stratford (2m, good) two weeks ago; mark is tumbling but it's a long time since he showed any worthwhile form and he needs a major turnaround.

50/1

0

9

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Kalyptra

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

jumped right 4th, led

50/1

5th

3

22nd Jun 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 214y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Kalyptra

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last

25/1

Form: 557

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

RPRs in the 80s when fifth in his two bumpers and at 66-1 he never really counted in a 2m3f maiden hurdle at Chepstow.

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3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

William Ewart

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Stayed on to break his chase duck at the fourth attempt at Southwell (3m, heavy) only to then finish a remote third at Wincanton; that was very laboured but if bouncing back he'd have a chance.

3/1

3rd

2

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:40 Wincanton

William Ewart

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

2m7f hurdle winner who is unexposed over fences; stayed on to break his chase duck at the fourth attempt at Southwell (3m, heavy) latest; up 4lb but no surprise if there is more to come.

2/1

1st

7

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

William Ewart

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

raced wide, held up in rear, headway going easily and prominent 3 out, led on turn before 2 out, ridden and joined run-in, led clearly inside final 110yds, stayed on

3/1

Form: 84-8

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

No more than minor promise in two bumpers when with Fergal O'Brien; never figured when lengthy odds for hurdling/stable debut at Stratford (2m, good) and this is likely to prove much too tough for her.

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6th

11

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

13:40 Ludlow

Milanese Rose

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear

20/1

Form: 97-

Last run: 339 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

No more than minor promise in her two bumpers and this is no easy starter over hurdles.

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10

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

19:00 Newton Abbot

What A Pleasure

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Well beaten at Worcester on return from 13 months off; might be straighter for that but has never been placed; cheekpieces tried.

50/1

7th

12

26th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:10 Worcester

What A Pleasure

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Offered too little on Exeter handicap debut 13 months ago and unseen since; half-brother Fat Sam has enjoyed a productive last two summers for Chris Down on today's sort of trip/ground, and that way hope lies.

66/1

10th

12

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:40 Exeter

What A Pleasure

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Some promise in bumpers but none in three starts over hurdles; handicap debut and others far more obvious.

50/1

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Kalyptra

The Star:

Kalyptra

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