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12:15 Wetherby

Good To Soft

Dransfields CIU Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 2m 3f 154y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 4m 56s
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Dransfields CIU Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 31-2

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Raced only on soft/heavy ground; justified favouritism at Exeter on the second of two bumper starts last term; kept on for a silver medal, though no match for potentially smart winner, at Newton Abbot (2m2f) on the switch to hurdles; should be capable of better still; leading contender.

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7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Thunder Rock

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Went back up in trip at Kelso (2m7f, good to soft) last month and won that Listed chase in decisive fashion; has also won on soft; this 8yo is unexposed over staying trips and could have more to offer, but others have far more substance to their form and he looks vulnerable in this Grade 1.

25/1

1st

2

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 1

15:25 Kelso

Thunder Rock

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, pushed along and headway after 3 out, went fourth before 2 out, switched right and went second before last, led last, kept on well run-in, readily

9/2

2nd

2

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

15:35 Musselburgh

Thunder Rock

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Strong form in defeat in Graded novice chases last term and justified 11-8 favouritism in clearcut fashion in four-runner Listed event at Carlisle (2m4f, soft; jumped well) in November; that saw him favourite for Grade 3 handicap at Cheltenham but he was soon struggling with the fences; has cheekpieces today and the earlier positive impression cannot be forgotten.

7/2

OUR TIP

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-13 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Rules form is on good ground; 2m3f bumper winner in Ireland; got away with drop to 2m at Warwick on debut over hurdles but appeared to find it too sharp in Listed event at Kempton last time; ready for this step back up in distance and remains of interest.

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5

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

Cobblers Dream

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

prominent

12/1

3rd

3

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Kempton

Cobblers Dream

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ben Case

Won Lanzarote over C&D (soft) in good style in January 2022 and began last season with two very respectable chase runs, but absent since pulled up in gruelling Lanzarote this year; hard to tell where we are with him at the moment.

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 6

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Raced only on good ground; runner-up in two British points; stayed on for sixth in 2m maiden hurdle at Cheltenham on rules debut, leaving the firm impression he'll be suited by this step back up in trip; open to improvement and has place possibilities.

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3

4th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

11:52 Wetherby

Adjournment

10st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Oliver Greenall

Promising but he ran at Market Rasen on Thursday after that meeting passed an inspection (performed with credit in third); likely capable of better again but this would come very quickly after that.

3rd

1

2nd Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:22 Market Rasen

Adjournment

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall

Runner-up in two British points; promise in a 2m Cheltenham maiden on hurdle debut and confirmed he possesses at least a fair level of ability when staying on for third over 2m3f at Wetherby (good to soft) 19 days ago; extra yardage here should help and open to further progress.

7/1

3rd

2

13th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

12:15 Wetherby

Adjournment

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Raced only on good ground; runner-up in two British points; stayed on for sixth in 2m maiden hurdle at Cheltenham on rules debut, leaving the firm impression he'll be suited by this step back up in trip; open to improvement and has place possibilities.

8/1

Form: 45-P

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising debut in Huntingdon bumper; has not built on that effort in two subsequent starts, latest at Worcester (2m7f, soft) switched to hurdles; however, this drop back in distance may suit.

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3rd

6

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Le Grand Lion

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Ben Pauling

Absent since chase defeat (let down by jumping) in May 2022; defied a 5lb higher mark over hurdles at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) two starts earlier; tongue-tie now added; well handicapped assuming he retains ability, and market support should be heeded.

4/1

5th

1

5th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Le Grand Lion

12st 2lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Form: 6334-4

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed ability in bumpers last term and wasn't disgraced in 2m4f novice hurdle at Carlisle on reappearance; however, overall form leaves him with something to find; again set for minor honours at best.

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8th

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

Ritson

11st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, prominent, weakened from 2 out

16/1

8th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Ritson

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

prominent, in touch with leaders 6th

25/1

Form: 401-

Last run: 208 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Did well in his two attempts in turf bumpers last season (below par on AW in between), winning by 4l on good ground at Hexham latest; open to further progress this term; not dismissed.

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6th

1

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Grand Du Nord

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last

11/2

3rd

4

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Grand Du Nord

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

held up in rear

13/2

Form: 4

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Poor maiden on Flat; could make a better hurdler as he wasn't disgraced over C&D last month despite returning with a wound on his left-fore; however, needs to improve a good deal on that bare form.

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6th

6

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

14:10 Cartmel

Phoenix Strike

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Still a maiden (0-15) but he's getting there after making the frame in three successive handicaps, the latest over 2m5f at Sedgefield; didn't quite see that out after looking threatening and has further to go this time, but certainly considered each-way.

7/1

3rd

5

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:50 Sedgefield

Phoenix Strike

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

3rd

5

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

15:05 Newcastle

Phoenix Strike

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

0-13 under both codes but he did make a reasonable start in handicap hurdles when third over 2m1f at Sedgefield (good) in January; first and second in that race won on next start so he could be very competitive off 1lb lower this afternoon.

6/1

Form: 4-50

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fourth in Tipperary bumper on sole Irish run; no progress in two outings for new stable, beaten long way at Aintree (2m4f) switched to hurdles latest; opposed.

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7

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:50 Market Rasen

Big Changes

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Deborah Faulkner

Four wins (2m5f-3m, good/good to soft) from his nine chase starts for Laura Morgan; not disgraced from lower hurdle mark at Huntingdon on last month's stable and seasonal debut; could build on that performance now back chasing and with the tongue-tie reapplied.

12/1

4th

1

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Big Changes

11st 8lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Deborah Faulkner

Improved to win two good-ground handicap chases (2m6f/3m) before getting stuck in the mud at Hexham (2m4f, heavy); returns to hurdling off what should be a good mark on stable debut; goes on good to soft.

8/1

4th

1

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Big Changes

11st 8lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Deborah Faulkner

Improved to win two good-ground handicap chases (2m6f/3m) before getting stuck in the mud at Hexham (2m4f, heavy); returns to hurdling off what should be a good mark on stable debut; goes on good to soft.

8/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Thunder Rock

TOPSPEED:

Cobblers Dream

WEST COUNTRY:

Le Grand Lion

Telegraph:

Adjournment

The Times:

Cobblers Dream

The Guardian:

Cobblers Dream

The Sun:

Cobblers Dream

The Star:

Cobblers Dream

RP Ratings:

Thunder Rock

POSTDATA:

Thunder Rock

Daily Mail:

Thunder Rock

Daily Express:

Thunder Rock

Daily Mirror:

Thunder Rock

Daily Record:

Thunder Rock