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11:52 Wetherby

Good To Soft

racingtv.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4247.88
  • 2m 5f 56y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 5m 34s
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racingtv.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.55
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 21-1 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Course bumper winner last season and he made a successful switch to hurdles at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) under Richard Patrick last month, responding well to get back up after fluffing the last; definitely more to come.

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10

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Hillcrest

11st 8lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Giant of a horse who had sufficient speed to win a bumper on good to soft and he has won all his completed starts over hurdles, gaining valuable course experience in the process; kept rolling in very taking fashion under a prominent ride at Haydock (3m Grade 2 on heavy) most recently and he looks to have all the attributes required for this war of attrition.

100/30

1st

1

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

15:50 Haydock

Hillcrest

11st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Made it 3-3 over hurdles (2m4f/2m5f, soft/good to soft) when winning Listed novice at Cheltenham on New Year's Day; odds-on when unseating early in Grade 2 novice there three weeks ago; attempts a new trip today and conditions will be gruelling, but he looks set to evolve into a stayer and an exciting one at that; leading form claims under 5lb penalty.

11/8

1

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:40 Cheltenham

Hillcrest

11st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Raced on only good to soft ground until a C&D Listed race on soft four weeks ago, in which his career took another step forward when he proved too strong for the Henderson-trained favourite; has won the last four of his five starts (3-3 over hurdles) and this very big, scopey individual looks to have a very bright future, with form already which apparently gives him good chance today (if the ground is okay) despite giving weight all round.

6/4

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 401-6

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hexham bumper winner on good ground in April but never threatened when sixth on his course for hurdle debut (2m3f, good to soft) three weeks ago; will likely need to step up a fair bit to trouble the previous hurdle winners in this line-up.

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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: 5-

Last run: 256 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hinted at ability in a Huntingdon bumper on good to soft in March; there's plenty of stamina in his pedigree so this longer trip should help now jumping.

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2nd

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

17:10 Huntingdon

Pearly Island

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Dual hurdle winner at about 2m3f on slow ground; got off the mark over fences at the sixth attempt when scoring over C&D (soft) on his penultimate start; things seemed to happen a bit too quickly for him when dropped to 2m1f (good) at Plumpton latest; not written off.

5/1

3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

17:20 Plumpton

Pearly Island

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

This trip could be on the short side but it was a likeable display when getting off the mark over fences at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft; fine on drier ground) and, overall, he probably has the least to prove here even off a 7lb higher mark.

7/2

1st

2

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Pearly Island

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lucy Wadham

0-5 over fences but headgear seems to have helped on last two outings, and the form of last month's Fakenham second (2m5f, soft; first-time blinkers) was well advertised by the winner in a valuable race at the weekend; has cheekpieces refitted today; course winner over hurdles; high on the list.

3/1

Form: 31

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Closely related to useful Irish chaser Castlebrook; placed in Irish point and a Southwell bumper before readily making a successful start over hurdles at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) five weeks ago; it may not have been much of a race but he could only win easily and could be very useful.

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2

15th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:45 Southwell

Barony Legends

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

in rear

7/1

5th

1

12th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Barony Legends

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

towards rear, headway after 10th

7/1

7

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

14:00 Wetherby

Barony Legends

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Looked very good when winning at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in October 2021; unable to reproduce that promise since but his recent 14l third at Bangor (2m3f, good to soft) wasn't devoid of promise and this longer trip may be a plus; continues to drop down the weights and he's an each-way possible.

11/1

OUR TIP

Form: 633

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 9

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

66-1, never involved when ninth of 15 on his Chepstow bumper debut on soft ground one month ago; this longer trip should suit now hurdling (half-brother to a 3m winner) but he's likely still best watched.

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1st

8

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Duke Of Luckley

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Has won fresh in the past and he went close over C&D last summer; visor worn on last three starts replaced by cheekpieces.

5/1

2nd

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:08 Fontwell

Duke Of Luckley

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, not fluent 1st, pressed leader 4 out, mistake 2 out, soon no chance with winner

15/8

Form: P

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Non-runner.

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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: 73

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Useful at his best on the Flat, although seemingly not the force of old; better effort in novice hurdles around 2m this autumn when third at Sedgefield 23 days ago; up significantly in trip; probably more one for the handicaps after this.

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1st

4

(5)

12th Sep 2023

Good

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

13:30 Catterick

Sameem

10st 0lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leader, led after 4f, switched to near side on turn over 2f out, rallied when headed over 1f out, led again final 110yds, kept on

5/1

7th

8

(3)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Sameem

10st 5lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

Needs to produce more than he's managed the last twice, but those have still been fair efforts and he won under regular rider Emily Roberts at Ripon in June; not ruled out.

11/1

Form: 9759

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Comfortably held at around 2m in two bumpers and two novice hurdles; will need major improvement for this much longer trip.

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6th

9

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Wotsmyname

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Leonard Kerr

Unplaced all 11 hurdle starts; gave good account before fading into fifth on seasonal/stable debut here (2m3f, soft) in November but last month's three runs were all disappointing and it takes a leap of faith to support him on today's chasing debut.

25/1

8th

10

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Wotsmyname

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

Fair fifth on his stable and seasonal debut at Ayr in November but he's been well beaten on both runs this month and has to turn things around.

33/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Barony Legends

Telegraph:

Hillcrest

WEST COUNTRY:

Duke Of Luckley

TOPSPEED:

Grand Du Nord

Daily Express:

Hillcrest

The Star:

Hillcrest

RP Ratings:

Barony Legends

POSTDATA:

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Daily Mirror:

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Daily Record:

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