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Wessex Internet Full Fibre ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 3m 0f 150y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 6m 10s
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Wessex Internet Full Fibre ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: /05-11 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Absent 11 months before easily winning at Ffos Las (3m, good) and Exeter (2m5f, good) this autumn in his two handicaps; carries 7lb penalty for the latter 11 days ago and is due to go up another 7lb, so he very much sets the standard if he's in the same form.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:50 Ffos Las

In Rem

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won five on the spin over hurdles (2m5f-3m2f) during the 2021-22 season; lost his way over fences and, although he steadied the ship back hurdling at Exeter, he was behind Longshanks; looks vulnerable.

10/1

3rd

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

14:00 Exeter

In Rem

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won five on the spin over hurdles (2m5f-3m2f) during the 2021-22 season, but has been campaigned exclusively over fences in recent times; pulled up after making a bad mistake in the North Wales National at Bangor (3m5f, heavy) three weeks ago; easing mark, and 2-3 here at Exeter.

10/1

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

In Rem

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear with one circuit to go, bad mistake and almost fell 12th, soon lost touch, pulled up 13th

8/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 02-553

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Third of five in novice event at Taunton (2m3f, good to firm) last time appeared to be improvement; this is a new trip (tried 2m6f on hurdling debut), it's his handicap debut and he has tongue-tie enlisted, so he needs a market check despite further improvement being needed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

10

26th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Kempton

Don Alvaro

10st 6lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

disputed lead, not fluent 6th

9/2

1st

1

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:40 Wincanton

Don Alvaro

12st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

jumped well, disputed lead, led clearly after 5 out

11/10

1st

8

5th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:35 Wincanton

Don Alvaro

10st 5lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader, led before 3 out, went clear when ridden after 2 out, kept on well

9/2

Form: 383-42

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Second on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) four weeks ago, admittedly in just a five-runner race but he looks bred far more for this sort of trip and has been dropped 2lb.

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10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:03 Wincanton

Earth Business

11st 3lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Off the mark over hurdles at Exeter in February (2m2f, good to soft) but he comes here under a cloud, having been pulled up on his chase debut before completing in his own time at Exeter; cheekpieces left off.

20/1

8th

1

14th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Earth Business

12st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

In first-time cheekpieces when winning over hurdles here (2m2f, good to soft) in February but looked very laboured on his seasonal reappearance and then essentially refused to race on chase debut at Chepstow; reservations.

14/1

4

25th Oct 2022

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Earth Business

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

virtually refused to race, lost many lengths start, pulled up before 1st

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 353P-0

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

First-time cheekpieces when never-nearer third of 16 on handicap debut at Warwick (2m5f, soft; 5lb lower today) last December; never going in them at Bangor (2m7f, heavy; favourite) five weeks later and well adrift without them at Exeter when next seen three weeks ago; very mixed messages.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Market Rasen

Call Simon

10st 11lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Lightly raced 7yo who has dropped down the weights and is one to watch in the betting on his chase debut; however, he's been a long way below his best on this season's three outings over hurdles.

20/1

7th

4

13th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

15:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Call Simon

11st 4lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Placed off 9lb higher on handicap debut at Warwick (2m5f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) 13 months ago but yet to build on that performance; safely held when fourth of six at Wincanton (3m, good; no headgear) six weeks ago and needs to up his game.

12/1

4th

3

2nd Dec 2021

Good

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

13:45 Wincanton

Call Simon

10st 11lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

First-time cheekpieces when never-nearer third of 16 on handicap debut at Warwick (2m5f, soft; 5lb lower today) last December; never going in them at Bangor (2m7f, heavy; favourite) five weeks later and well adrift without them at Exeter when next seen three weeks ago; very mixed messages.

12/1

12/1

Form: 32-230

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

0-7 in points and 0-9 over hurdles but she had a string of minor honours (up to 3m2f) before returning from summer break with a stiff task back down in trip at Cheltenham three weeks ago; probably on the premises.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Johnny B

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Dominated this race in 2022 and caused 50-1 surprise in heavy-ground hurdle race on seasonal debut in January but his record in recent years is very mixed and it's always hard to predict how he'll run.

16/1

7th

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Johnny B

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Caused 50-1 shock at Wincanton (3m, heavy; also suited by good ground) in December, after a long layoff, but pulled up twice since (chase/hurdle); not an easy one to predict.

20/1

Form: -5P6FF

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 19 starts and his best form was in Ireland in 2019; fails to convince on anything he's done over the last year or so in Britain, trying chasing on last four starts but falling early in the last two.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

12

29th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 198y

13:15 Clonmel

Big Tree

10st 6lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Noel C Kelly

didn't jump well, always towards rear, overjumped 1st, nudged along after 3rd, no impression from 4 out, tailed off

40/1

6th

6

2nd Dec 2021

Good

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

13:45 Wincanton

Big Tree

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Simon Earle

Maiden after 19 starts and his best form was in Ireland in 2019; fails to convince on anything he's done over the last year or so in Britain, trying chasing on last four starts but falling early in the last two.

33/1

7

9th Nov 2021

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:22 Hereford

Big Tree

11st 0lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Simon Earle

Not beaten far when sixth at Worcester (2m7f, good) in August but fell when last in action and is now 0-19 under all codes; others have much more convincing profiles.

20/1

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