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13:22 Market Rasen

Soft

MansionBet Faller Insurance Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 4f 139y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 5m 41s
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MansionBet Faller Insurance Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £28.60
  • Place: £5.70

Form: 5

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to useful 2m-2m5f hurdle winner Bastien; showed ability when sticking on for fifth on his Chepstow bumper debut (soft) last month and this longer trip promises to suit now hurdling.

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4

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:45 Hereford

Guerlain De Vaux

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Won his first two novice hurdles at up to 3m1f for Oliver Sherwood last term (good to soft/soft) before being sold for £75,000 in May; a possible on his chase/stable debut.

13/2

12

8th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Lingfield

Guerlain De Vaux

10st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Alastair Ralph

Record of 2-3 over hurdles for Oliver Sherwood, the wins gained over 2m4f and 3m1f; something was possibly amiss in hat-trick attempt when last seen; sold for £75,000 since; remains open to further improvement and looks an interesting recruit for Alastair Ralph.

8/1

3

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Worcester

Guerlain De Vaux

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Alastair Ralph

Unexposed 6yo who began hurdling career with two wins for Oliver Sherwood last winter (2m4f, soft/3m1f, good to soft); flopped badly on handicap debut in March but remains one to be interested in; changed hands for £75,000 in May; makes stable debut today.

7/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2-4

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Gave the promising Mr Glass a bit to think about on his Haydock bumper debut (good to soft) in March; beaten 23l into fourth on his 2m4f Aintree hurdle debut (good) 39 days ago but it was quite a useful contest won by a subsequent Grade 2 runner-up; considered with improvement on the cards.

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1st

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Lounge Lizard

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Daly

Dual chase winner who posted career-best performance when dropped back to 2m4f for valuable Cheltenham handicap (good to soft) in January, keeping on well for a clear second; went up 3lb for that but is in calmer waters here and commands respect.

5/2

2nd

12

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Lounge Lizard

10st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Daly

raced wide, in touch with leaders, jumped right 6th, disputing second when mistake 5 out, challenging 2 out, hung left then not fluent last

25/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 63

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 2-P

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed plenty of promise when going close in a heavy-ground bumper at Newbury in January but subsequently had wind surgery and all of a sudden has a bit to prove after stopping quickly on his Chepstow hurdle debut/reappearance 29 days ago.

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5

4th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:35 Uttoxeter

Mumbo Jumbo

11st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Placed off 7lb higher mark in stronger race than this at Exeter (3m, good to soft) in November but was pulled up on next two outings and was last of four (albeit not beaten far) when cheekpieces were added for latest run; now 0-15 under all codes and needs to up his game; drops back in trip with visor tried today.

5/1

4th

2

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Mumbo Jumbo

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Now 0-14 after two pull-ups but 3m5f looked too far for him last time and he's on a competitive mark on last season's best efforts.

7/1

Form: 33/F2- BF

Last run: 429 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed plenty of promise in a pair of 2m4f Sedgefield novice hurdles in August/September of 2020, finishing runner-up on completed start; should play a prominent role if returning from a 429-day absence in anything like the same form; tongue-tied first time.

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5th

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Fortunate Fred

11st 10lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

not fluent 4th, mistake 5th, not fluent last

8/1

6th

5

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Fortunate Fred

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

14-race maiden but often thereabouts and seemed to try hard enough when going down by only 2l at Newton Abbot the final time (3m2f, soft); versatile tactically and unlikely to be far away.

7/2

Form: 7-7

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second in Irish point last November but hasn't offered enough in a bumper/maiden hurdle for this yard since to fancy his chances here; tongue-strap worn last time is discarded.

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6th

3

2nd Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:22 Market Rasen

Dinghy Young

10st 12lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Second in Irish point last November but hasn't offered enough in a bumper/maiden hurdle for this yard since to fancy his chances here; tongue-strap worn last time is discarded.

33/1

7th

2

30th Sep 2021

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

12:30 Warwick

Dinghy Young

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Joined Nigel Twiston-Davies after second in Irish point last November; well beaten in heavy-ground bumper in January but ought to be capable of much better; up in trip with tongue-tie fitted for today's hurdling debut.

16/1

40/1

Form: 40

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fourth in a Warwick bumper in May but well held when setting out over hurdles there 27 days ago, with the reopposing Foxinthebox well ahead of him in fourth.

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No Results Found

25/1

Form: 7-4

Last run: 209 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hinted at ability but didn't achieve enough in two course bumpers in the spring to suggest he's likely to make a significant impact on this hurdle debut over a longer trip.

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4th

11

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Mixedwave

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 1st

9/2

1st

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:55 Huntingdon

Mixedwave

11st 12lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Pam Sly

3-10 over fences, the latest win gained over C&D (good to soft) in January; also ran very well when second at Market Rasen (3m, soft) and is an obvious one to consider.

7/4

2nd

10

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:35 Market Rasen

Mixedwave

10st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders

4/1

Form: 644-9

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in his three bumpers last season for Johnny Farrelly but never involved on Exeter hurdle debut for new trainer 22 days ago; this longer trip may help but still can't make a good case for.

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12th

8

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:35 Exeter

Farceur De Maulne

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Richard Hawker

Latest two defeats on either side of wind surgery were on good to soft and he prefers drier ground; his third of 12 over 3m at Ffos Las in October brings him into it.

12/1

5th

4

27th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:30 Wincanton

Farceur De Maulne

11st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Richard Hawker

Had a second wind surgery since suffering a heavy defeat here (3m) on last appearance 116 days ago; best form, including third-place finish in this race last year, has come on good going; forecast slow ground is a negative.

9/1

5

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 5

13:55 Wincanton

Farceur De Maulne

11st 5lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Richard Hawker

visibility reduced by fog

7/1

Form: 37-

Last run: 254 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to useful 2m2f hurdle winner Hometown Boy; fair third on the first of two bumper runs last season; should be capable of making a mark over hurdles at some point but a watching brief is advised on this occasion.

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0

10

18th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

18:05 Southwell

Twistedfirestarter

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, led, mistake 1st

16/1

0

7

30th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

15:40 Cartmel

Twistedfirestarter

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Maiden; not much to show for his career so far but had every chance until late on when fifth at Huntingdon in January; pulled up two months later and has since left Richard Spencer for £2,000; worth market check on first start for David Pipe but plenty to prove still.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 02-

Last run: 328 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Much better effort in bumpers last season when 2l second on Newcastle's AW in March; brother to a useful 3m hurdler so this longer trip promises to suit now jumping; respected for his good stable, particularly if the betting vibes are strong.

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3rd

1

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

16:14 Market Rasen

Baby Ben

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, mistake last

10/1

6th

3

5th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:03 Worcester

Baby Ben

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Fergal O’Brien

4th

3

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:45 Market Rasen

Baby Ben

11st 5lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Second in a bumper; hasn't completed in three starts over hurdles but he was still travelling comfortably when unseating his rider at Taunton four weeks ago; carries risks but impossible to discount.

7/1

Form: 24

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in both points last December and an Aintree bumper (confined to pointers) in May; ran to a fair level when fourth on 2m3f Warwick hurdle debut (good) 27 days ago; reported by his rider to have hung to his right so perhaps going this way round will suit him better; open to progress for a stable which continues in form.

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7th

10

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Foxinthebox

11st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Unexposed maiden winner (3m1f, good) who might not be on a bad mark but this looks a big ask after so long out.

12/1

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W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ready winner over 3m on his sole start in Irish points in May; worth a precautionary market check on this hurdle debut.

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7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Harry Du Berlais

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

3m winner here in late 2022 when a stone higher in the weights; a series of disappointing runs followed and now he's hard to trust; tried cheekpieces and a tongue-tie during that time and now goes in a visor.

12/1

8th

9

28th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

14:50 Catterick

Harry Du Berlais

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Nick Kent

Won at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last November and well treated on that form; however, his subsequent form has been patchy and he's been pulled up the last twice; plenty to prove.

14/1

Form: 8144-

Last run: 262 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a bumper in France; satisfactory start in Britain when fourth in a course bumper and Stratford juvenile hurdle in early-spring but he will need to improve for the longer trip to get heavily involved on return.

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2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Has Troke

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

In-form contender who was driven clear in the closing stages at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy; off 4lb lower) last month, opening his chase account at the sixth attempt; holds solid-looking claims.

5/2

1st

2

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Has Troke

11st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

raced in second

4/1

3rd

3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

15:32 Lingfield

Has Troke

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

raced wide, in touch with leaders, dropped to last 6th, not fluent and pushed along briefly 8th, outpaced and cajoled along 9th

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £1423.00
Straight Forecast £718.10
Trifecta £6823.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lounge Lizard

Telegraph:

Foxinthebox

TOPSPEED:

Adjournment

LAMBOURN:

Fortunate Fred

WEST COUNTRY:

Baby Ben

RP Ratings:

Lounge Lizard

The Times:

Lounge Lizard

The Guardian:

Lounge Lizard

Daily Mail:

Lounge Lizard

The Sun:

Lounge Lizard

Daily Record:

Lounge Lizard

Daily Express:

Foxinthebox

The Star:

Foxinthebox

POSTDATA:

Adjournment

Daily Mirror:

Fortunate Fred