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bet365 Summit Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £33828
  • 2m 0f 128y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 4m 6s
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bet365 Summit Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 111 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Failed to progress on the Flat for Andrew Balding but things have clicked over hurdles for his new yard, and he completed a hat-trick in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (2m, good; 9-2) four weeks ago with a strong late run; penalised for that win but he may not have reached his ceiling just yet.

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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

5th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

15:00 Wincanton

Knight Salute

11st 5lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Milton Harris

held up in last, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4th, detached 3 out, pushed along home turn, outpaced before 2 out, soon well held, went third run-in

8/1

2nd

1

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Knight Salute

11st 8lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Milton Harris

in touch with leaders, switched right and headway 2 out, edged left but every chance approaching last, ridden run-in, kept on

5/2

1st

5

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Knight Salute

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Milton Harris

Bagged a few notable juvenile prizes, including the Adonis at Kempton, before suffering a comprehensive defeat in the Triumph where his hurdling bubble was well and truly burst (5-5 in this sphere previously); that Cheltenham defeat suggests he's vulnerable in another Grade 1.

16/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1-1 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Son of Sholokhov from a family of useful jumpers; unbeaten in two runs over hurdles, namely newcomers' event at Auteuil (1m7f, very soft; for David Cottin) in April and Listed race at Wetherby (2m, good to soft; shrugged off mistakes to win with plenty in hand) in October; could be a smart prospect and needs taking very seriously indeed.

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2

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:55 Newbury

Porticello

11st 13lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Very useful juvenile hurdler last season, having won the Finale at Chepstow and fared best of the British runners when sixth in the Triumph; possibilities provided he stays this new trip on reappearance.

10/1

6th

10

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Porticello

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Debut was hurdles win in France (very soft) last April; sole defeat in four British starts came against Knight Salute at Doncaster but rallied to get back within three-quarters of a length; further improvement for wide-margin wins at Chepstow (Grade 1 on soft) and Haydock (heavy); each-way claims.

14/1

1st

3

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

13:30 Haydock

Porticello

11st 6lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

3l hurdles win in France (very soft) last April on debut; won at Wetherby on British debut and came second from the front in a Grade 2 at Doncaster (again on good to soft) before running away with a Grade 1 at Chepstow (soft) at Christmas; that's a pretty much faultless record and he brings promise as well as the best form.

2/5

Form: 112 D BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Failed by 2l to complete a hurdling hat-trick at Kempton (2m, good) in October, but that was still a personal best; now returns after wind surgery; probably needs more if he's to get back on the winning trail against some smart prospects.

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1

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Impulsive One

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Brian Ellison

took keen hold, always behind

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on the Flat and looks at least as good over hurdles, following up a Stratford debut win with a comfortable success at Newcastle (2m, good to soft; again 5-4) two weeks ago; faces sterner opposition here but he's far from exposed and commands plenty of respect.

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10th

14

(8)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Too Friendly

8st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: James Owen

Seen far more often over hurdles (winner on varied ground); has lost his way in that discipline but he was a smooth 2m winner on the Kempton AW in March on his only Flat start since 2021; 4lb higher today but could have more to offer in this sphere and is one to consider.

18/1

Form: 113 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Has taken well to hurdling, winning at Uttoxeter and Cartmel in the summer, both on good ground; creditable third to Porticello in Listed event at Wetherby last time, but this race looks even tougher.

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6th

5

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:33 Uttoxeter

Sacre Pierre

11st 4lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

raced in second, lost position after 7th, weakened quickly before 3 out, tailed off

16/1

6th

4

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

11:45 Haydock

Sacre Pierre

11st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Winner of four small-field hurdles at about 2m1f, on ground ranging from soft to good to firm; the latest one, at Leicester last November was as good as it's got but he ran poorly next time and also when back from a break in March; off again since and guesswork involved for now.

33/1

4

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:15 Market Rasen

Sacre Pierre

11st 12lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

4-10 over hurdles, the latest win gained in four-runner race at Leicester (1m7f, good to firm) in November; not seen since 60l defeat three months ago but should be fine on today's ground and is unexposed over 2m4f.

10/1

Form: 125 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Left in front at final flight on hurdle debut at Perth (2m, good) in September; down the field at Warwick (wore cheekpieces) last time and looks out of his depth in this company.

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6th

7

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

New Reality

10st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Left in front at final flight on hurdle debut at Perth (2m, good) in September; down the field at Warwick (wore cheekpieces) last time and looks out of his depth in this company.

100/1

5th

1

5th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Warwick

New Reality

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Left in front at final flight on hurdle debut at Perth (2m, good) in September and again ran well when runner-up at Wetherby (2m, good); the first-time cheekpieces may help his jumping but there are some interesting hurdling newcomers today and he's again vulnerable under his penalty.

6/1

2nd

1

13th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:38 Wetherby

New Reality

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won 1m4f maiden at Tipperary (yielding) for Jim Bolger in the spring; made winning hurdling debut in five-runner race at Perth (2m, good; 11-4) last month, 2l down and keeping on when left in front at last; penalised but open to improvement and should go well again.

6/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

The only one of these without hurdling experience, but he had some fairly useful Flat form for William Haggas, notably a close second over 1m2f here in October; changed hands for 55,000gns soon after; interesting debutant.

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2nd

1

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Kolisi

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

raced in second, ridden after 2 out, soon no chance with winner, kept on

3/1

2nd

2

1st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

18:40 Market Rasen

Kolisi

11st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

prominent, not fluent 1st, hit 3 out

3/1

4th

3

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:55 Newton Abbot

Kolisi

11st 11lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

prominent, pressed leader 3 out, pushed along when briefly led before 2 out, soon drifted left, pressed leader when badly squeezed out 2 out, soon lost position and bumped rival, no extra approaching last

7/1

Form: 2-14 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Promising juvenile hurdler; easily made all on stable debut at Chepstow in October and shaped better than the result when fourth in Grade 2 at Cheltenham (again 2m, good) four weeks ago, losing two places near the finish after racing freely; has a 5lb pull with Knight Salute and should go close.

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3rd

3

12th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Magistrato

11st 11lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

took keen hold, led, hit 5th, headed before 2 out

11/2

2nd

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Magistrato

11st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Quirky customer who might well have gone close last time at Huntingdon (back over fences; 2m4f, good) had he not jumped left and hung left, having been clear at one stage; carries his head awkwardly but that's just him and if getting loose on the lead around here he'd probably go close.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £113.00
Straight Forecast £98.40
Tricast £215.30
Trifecta £353.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Magistrato

The Times:

Too Friendly

TOPSPEED:

Impulsive One

Daily Express:

Knight Salute

Daily Mirror:

Porticello

RP Ratings:

Magistrato

POSTDATA:

Magistrato

WEST COUNTRY:

Magistrato

The Guardian:

Magistrato

Daily Mail:

Magistrato

LAMBOURN:

Impulsive One

The Sun:

Knight Salute

Telegraph:

Too Friendly

The Star:

Too Friendly

Daily Record:

Too Friendly