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11:50 Doncaster

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bet365 Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5990.6
  • 2m 3f 88y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 4m 50s
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bet365 Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1P-6

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Impressive winner of Wincanton bumper (1m7f, soft) last December; lost action next time and beat only one home in novice at Aintree on hurdling debut five weeks ago; needs to improve but that's not out of the question.

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9

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

Mucho Mas

10st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Very solid record (form figures 2211) switched to fences last season, with the wins gained at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) and Sandown (3m, soft); another 4lb higher today but he has more to offer and should be capable of scoring off that mark before long, perhaps today.

13/2

15

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Mucho Mas

10st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Very solid record (form figures 2211) since switched to fences, the wins gained at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) and this track (3m, soft; gamely); now 5lb out of weights in a better race and returns to forecast faster ground but his progressive profile is a selling point.

12/1

1

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Mucho Mas

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Two seconds and as many firsts since sent over fences and was ultra-game in fending off Feivel at Sandown (3m, soft), for which a 4lb rise is very fair; 12st asks a question of him but plenty to like otherwise.

5/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4-2

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shaped well in an Irish bumper (2m3f, soft) and made a perfectly satisfactory hurdling debut when second of four in a novice at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft); that form was boosted when the winner followed up in a handicap here yesterday; has to be respected.

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2nd

1

20th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:50 Carlisle

Ask The Doc

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Prominent racer who has turned in a series of creditable efforts over hurdles, last time finishing runner-up to a progressive sort in a five-runner event at Doncaster (2m3f, soft); now tried in a tongue-tie; the one to beat.

2/5

2nd

3

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Doncaster

Ask The Doc

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Oliver Greenall

Yet to win and rather disappointing when favourite last time but previous C&D second points to his chance; receives 7lb from the top one and that puts him firmly into the mix.

6/4

10

19th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

15:58 Wincanton

Ask The Doc

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Made the frame on last spring's Irish bumper debut and has also shown clear promise in all three hurdling starts for new stable this season (2m3f-2m4f); beaten odds-on favourite last time and now makes handicap debut in a good race but still enters calculations.

10/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 7

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well held in a point and a maiden hurdle at Chepstow; the latter was only three weeks ago and he needs to improve considerably on that form.

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9th

1

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:35 Killarney

The Street

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E McNamara

Chepstow handicap hurdle winner on soft ground for Emma Lavelle; lost his way subsequently and sold for 7,000 GBP; yard debut.

25/1

2

8th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

The Street

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Well treated on 2m3f Chepstow win in February 2022 (soft) but had a terrible time over fences and hurdles since back from a break in November; now goes in cheekpieces after dropping right out at Wincanton recently.

14/1

8th

12

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

14:25 Wincanton

The Street

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Scored off today's mark on last season's handicap debut (2m3f, soft) but fell at first fence in both chases in the autumn and was pulled up on both subsequent hurdling starts (3m2f/3m1f); may benefit from today's drop back in trip but it takes a leap of faith to support him.

14/1

Form: 3223-4

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Consistent level of form in bumpers at Ascot, Exeter and Newbury; jumped sketchily when 5l fourth of six in novice at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft; 7-2) on hurdling debut; ought to improve; big player.

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1st

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

15:45 Wetherby

Top Of The Bill

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

made all, ridden and led clearly after 2 out, faced challenge 4 out, stayed on

5/1

3rd

1

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Top Of The Bill

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won over hurdles here last February and got off the mark over fences over C&D (soft) in December; followed up over C&D (good to soft) last month; also effective on heavy; up 8lb for last time but had plenty in hand from Hurricance Highway and this front-runner holds strong claims once more.

11/8

1st

4

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:10 Exeter

Top Of The Bill

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

made all, led, pushed along and went clear before 2 out, hung left approaching last, kept on well approaching last, eased towards finish, unchallenged

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish maiden point in April before changing hands for £40,000; made perfect start under rules when winning novice hurdle at Carlisle (2m4f, soft; 5-2 favourite) six weeks ago, never far away; the runner-up went one better on his next outing; open to improvement and a solid contender.

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2nd

1

27th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:53 Carlisle

Gredin

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won on hurdle debut here (2m4f, soft) in October and probably bettered that performance when close second at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) in December; not sure to be suited by the quicker ground here (recently withdrawn with good to soft deemed unsuitable) but, nevertheless, he's a strong contender.

1/3

1

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:01 Wetherby

Gredin

11st 7lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Donald McCain

Made a winning hurdling debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) in the autumn and he has run creditably over 3m+ on his last two starts; dropping back in trip should be no inconvenience for this prominent racer; leading contender.

9/4

4th

3

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

16:00 Doncaster

Gredin

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Made a winning rules debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) last October; couldn't build on that here (2m3f, good to soft) next time, under a penalty; went very close to defying his penalty at Catterick latest (3m1f, good to soft), when a better jump at the last may have sealed it; big player.

9/4

Form: 230

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Didn't progress in bumpers, and he was tailed off at Cheltenham (33-1) when last seen seven weeks ago; should make a hurdler but he looks the stable's second string here.

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5th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Fine By Me

11st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Needs to bounce back from last month's below-par Fontwell run but was creditable second at Bangor (2m7f, good) two starts ago, after a break, and has claims if judged on that performance.

11/2

Form: 5-3F

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Looked a stayer in bumpers, third at Worcester (good to soft); very weak in the market and looked clueless on hurdling debut at Lingfield, making bad mistake at the first and falling at the second; can only be watched.

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8th

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Kicksaftersix

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

Scored in a refitted hood at Hexham (2m, good; beating Budarri by 5.5l) last June; no match for Guinness Affair (who won his next three) back there the following week, and has been given a break since last seen in October; current mark isn't insurmountable if fully fit and ready to roll.

9/1

5th

4

14th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Kicksaftersix

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Came good when landing a C&D handicap (good) in June and he had a tough task behind a major improver when second of three here later that month; returns from a break but he seems fairly versatile ground-wise and still has potential in this sphere; respected.

5/2

Form: 70-

Last run: 303 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

50,000euros 3yo; failed to beat a rival in two bumpers for Nigel Twiston-Davies; now wears a tongue-strap on hurdling/stable debut; worth monitoring in the market after a break.

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5

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

11:50 Doncaster

Let It Loose

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Richard Hobson

50,000euros 3yo; failed to beat a rival in two bumpers for Nigel Twiston-Davies; now wears a tongue-strap on hurdling/stable debut; worth monitoring in the market after a break.

33/1

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 194 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

5-6 for a bumper at Huntingdon (good to firm) and beat all but one of his rivals, every chance 2f out; bred for jumping and this longer trip should suit him on his hurdling debut; commands respect for a top yard.

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5th

7

15th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:15 Southwell

Westwood Ryder

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Made promising bumper debut two years ago, staying for second at Huntingdon (good to firm); not seen again since but is still in the care of Nicky Henderson and could still have a good future over jumps; had wind op in December; market may point the way.

2/1

9

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

11:50 Doncaster

Westwood Ryder

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

5-6 for a bumper at Huntingdon (good to firm) and beat all but one of his rivals, every chance 2f out; bred for jumping and this longer trip should suit him on his hurdling debut; commands respect for a top yard.

11/4

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Top Of The Bill

SPOTLIGHT:

Gredin

LAMBOURN:

Westwood Ryder

Daily Mail:

Kicksaftersix

The Star:

Westwood Ryder

Daily Record:

Westwood Ryder

TOPSPEED:

Top Of The Bill

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The Sun:

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Telegraph:

Gredin

Daily Express:

Gredin

Daily Mirror:

Gredin