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12:47 Hereford

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Save The Children Christmas Jumpers Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 3f 147y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 4m 52s
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Save The Children Christmas Jumpers Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Smart stayer on the Flat, winning for a fifth time on his final outing over 2m2f on soft ground at Pontefract; has the potential to be quite useful over hurdles if taking to it.

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4th

2

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Stag Horn

11st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

disputed lead, led before 3 out, ridden and joined 2 out, headed and weakened approaching last

9/1

2nd

3

28th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:15 Catterick

Stag Horn

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Won a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Warwick last season and predictably struggled in Grade 1 company afterwards; didn't run much of a race on his reappearance in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f handicap) but he's clearly a strong contender at this level if taking to fences; has won on fast ground.

2/1

7

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Stag Horn

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Won the Leamington at Warwick on this day 12 months ago, taking hurdles record to 2-2; exposed in a couple of 3m Grade 1 races subsequently; drops in class but lacks recent match practice (absent for nine months).

16/1

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5/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 115-1 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won his bumper here (soft) before not disgraced in the Grade 2 at Aintree's Grand National meeting; on all that he was entitled to make a successful start over hurdles at Fontwell (2m1f, good) and duly delivered in decisive style; more needed here, especially with a penalty.

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13th

16

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

World Of Dreams

10st 10lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent

12/1

3rd

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

World Of Dreams

11st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Two-time bumper winner (good to soft/soft) who won two of his first three hurdle starts in the 2021-22 season; absent since but he has potential off this mark if retaining all of his promise, and trainer's horses often go well fresh; one of two for yard and the betting may be informative.

13/2

1st

2

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:10 Plumpton

World Of Dreams

11st 8lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Won his bumper on soft ground; encountered good ground for both his runs over hurdles, winning well at Fontwell (2m1f) and then runner-up to a useful Flat recruit at Hereford (2m3f); that was a good run with his penalty and he was clear of the third; much respected.

7/4

16/1

  • Place: £9.50

Form: 6-203

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Definite ability in bumpers and in one of his novice hurdles, yet an RPR of 93 is his best yet and that leaves him with plenty to find against some of today's rivals.

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10

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:10 Taunton

Mojito Royale

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

pressed leaders early, prominent from 3rd, pushed along after 8th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out

50/1

2

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:45 Ffos Las

Mojito Royale

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Placed in two 2m3f Hereford novice hurdles (both on good) in late 2021; however, safely held on handicap debut last January and soon under pressure when pulled up at Fontwell (2m6f) when next seen five weeks ago; wore cheekpieces last five starts but now has tongue-tie and blinkers.

50/1

5

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:15 Fontwell

Mojito Royale

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

raced lazily, prominent, lost ground after 3rd, towards rear 6th, struggling and reminder with one circuit to go

25/1

Form: 28-05

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Went backwards in bumpers but lots to like about his hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) when never stronger than through the line at odds of 100-1; that form - beaten under 7l - brings him right into it and he's from a family that stays well.

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0

1

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

13:40 Ludlow

Braganza Bay

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

midfield, not fluent 1st, soon lost ground, not fluent 4th

7/2

1st

4

24th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Braganza Bay

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

in rear, headway 8th, led approaching last, ran on well

9/2

6th

6

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:45 Ffos Las

Braganza Bay

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

jumped right on occasions, raced in second, jumped right and lost second 4 out, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

7/1

Form: 4-74

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Chasing type who showed significant improvement to finish fourth in a decent 2m3f maiden hurdle at Fontwell (soft) and the runner-up won easily last week; much respected on that bare form and yet he should keep progressing.

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5th

1

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Walkonthewildside

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

8th

7

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

15:50 Fontwell

Walkonthewildside

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Beaten between 14l and 23l in his qualifying runs (2m-2m3f), probably running his best race here in October (soft); should improve for going handicapping.

3/1

4th

9

14th Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:30 Huntingdon

Walkonthewildside

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Outran 50-1 odds when very respectable fourth on hurdle debut at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) in October but took backward step when well-held fifth at Hereford (2m3f, good) last month and others here look stronger.

16/1

Form: 7/86

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in three Irish points in 2018; beaten under 20l in two hurdles (2m3f/2m) for this yard so can possibly win races at some point, though handicaps will be more like it.

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12th

1

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Warwick

Paschals Dream

11st 12lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Daniel Bourne

Runner-up in three Irish points in 2018; has finished in mid-division in three novice hurdles, best effort when sixth at Ffos Las (2m, soft) on second start; others more solid, but he may do better now handicapping.

11/1

6th

11

11th Dec 2021

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:47 Hereford

Paschals Dream

10st 12lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Runner-up in three Irish points in 2018; beaten under 20l in two hurdles (2m3f/2m) for this yard so can possibly win races at some point, though handicaps will be more like it.

40/1

6th

6

17th Nov 2021

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

12:20 Ffos Las

Paschals Dream

11st 4lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Daniel Bourne

Runner-up in three Irish points in 2018 but beaten a long way on hurdles/stable debut at Warwick (2m3f, good; first-time hood/tongue-tie) 12 days ago on first start after wind surgery; improvement needed.

50/1

Form: 34-

Last run: 397 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Two bumper runs at Chepstow for Jamie Snowden were both quite promising and this longer distance is a good move for his hurdling debut; needs respecting.

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9th

8

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Auba Me Yang

11st 7lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Found plenty of improvement when justifying support on his handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in February but he was raised 10lb for that emphatic win and flopped in his follow-up bid at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last month; mixed messages.

10/1

4th

5

8th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:40 Fontwell

Auba Me Yang

11st 7lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 5 out, not fluent 4 out, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

5/2

1st

2

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:58 Ffos Las

Auba Me Yang

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 4 out, good jump and led 3 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden and went clear approaching last, won going away

7/2

Form: 325-7

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed on his first two starts in bumpers (soft/heavy) before finishing tailed off at Wetherby in December; ran okay in the face of a stiff task on his switch to hurdling at Ascot (1m7f, soft) and there were positives to glean from that effort; each-way possibilities.

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1st

6

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Highstakesplayer

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

disputed lead, pushed along 2 out, led clearly approaching last, good jump last, pushed out run-in, always doing enough

4/1

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Highstakesplayer

10st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, weakened quickly 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

4/1

1st

6

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Highstakesplayer

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive sort who is 2-2 since switched to fences, both wins gained at Hereford (2m5f) in autumn 2022; absent since but has clear possibilities provided he returns in similar form; stays 3m; market support should be heeded.

6/1

Form: 5-54

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Won a 3m point on testing ground and may need that trip over hurdles; respectable fourth in a 2m3f novice here latterly but was behind Mojito Royale and she has others to worry about as well.

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1st

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:08 Wincanton

Fashions Model

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Ran surprisingly well at the weights when fourth in a mares' novice chase at Warwick (2m4f, soft) last month but failed in a major way to back it up when pulled up last week at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) in the handicap won by Committee Of One; could bounce back.

11/4

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

14:15 Ffos Las

Fashions Model

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Sheila Lewis

Kept on well for second at Ludlow (3m, soft; refitted cheekpieces) last month, her second start after a long absence, and faced very tough task at the weights when creditable fourth in Warwick novice chase (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; looks the one to beat here.

7/4

50/1

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up to a progressive winner of Henry Daly's in his only point start (2m5f) but he was down the field in a Uttoxeter bumper (good) and is opposable on the back of that effort.

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11

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

13:23 Bangor-on-Dee

Sonic Gold

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: John O’Shea

Runner-up on point debut in 2020 but well down the field on both starts under rules in 2021 (bumper/hurdle); returns from 469-day absence here; had wind op in February 2022.

100/1

10th

12

11th Dec 2021

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:47 Hereford

Sonic Gold

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: John O’Shea

Runner-up to a progressive winner of Henry Daly's in his only point start (2m5f) but he was down the field in a Uttoxeter bumper (good) and is opposable on the back of that effort.

50/1

Form: 99

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a bumper and suffered the same fate on his hurdling debut.

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3rd

12

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

18:53 Uttoxeter

Tis But A Scratch

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Has yet to make the frame over hurdles and there's no obvious signs of improvement forthcoming.

66/1

6th

8

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Tis But A Scratch

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Belied triple-digit odds when fourth in this race a year ago but was pulled up on latest appearance in December and has now been unplaced all 12 hurdling starts; cheekpieces given a whirl today.

40/1

Form:

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off after racing too freely on recent debut at Chepstow (2m3f, soft; 300-1); can only be watched here.

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12th

4

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4th Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Angus De Bull

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Ryan Potter

Holds weak claims on form, including over hurdles, but looks a possible improver on this Flat handicap debut and first AW attempt; market support should be heeded.

12/1

5

(9)

20th Jan 2023

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

14:20 Southwell (AW)

Angus De Bull

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Ryan Potter

Stablemate of Pittsburg, who is a leading contender in the first division; holds weak claims on form, including over hurdles, but looks a possible improver on this Flat handicap debut and first AW attempt; market support should be heeded.

14/1

Form:

Last run: 200 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Some positives to take from his point runs for Colin Bowe but at 20-1 he was well held in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Southwell.

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13

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:05 Chepstow

Goodwillhunting

10st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Ryan Potter

Has no obvious chance, with form figures of 0PPP under rules, though was only 5-1 for chase/handicap debut last time and could have improvement in him; change of headgear.

12/1

9

22nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Market Rasen

Goodwillhunting

10st 0lb

J: David England

T: Ryan Potter

Signs of ability in Irish points; nothing of note over hurdles so far but he is on a rock-bottom mark now handicap/chasing in new aids, even allowing for being 4lb wrong.

33/1

3

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

12:22 Uttoxeter

Goodwillhunting

11st 4lb

J: David England

T: Ryan Potter

No progress in four Irish points in 2020 and he's struggled in two hurdle runs (2m3f/2m4f) for new yard this year; makes no appeal.

66/1

Form: 4

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Finished a 14l fourth of nine in a soft-ground bumper at Worcester, showing signs of inexperience; bred to stay well over hurdles; should have a future.

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7

11th Dec 2021

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:47 Hereford

Methody

10st 12lb

J: Katie O’Farrell

T: Oliver Sherwood

Finished a 14l fourth of nine in a soft-ground bumper at Worcester, showing signs of inexperience; bred to stay well over hurdles; should have a future.

12/1

4th

9

20th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:23 Worcester

Methody

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

18,000euros foal, £40,000 3yo; first foal; dam unraced sister to 2m3f-3m hurdle/chase winner Some Invitation out of unraced half-sister to high-class jumpers Thisthatandtother and Carlingford Lough; trainer 1-3 in bumpers this season (13% over five seasons); needs market check on debut.

9/1

Form: 9P

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a bumper and pulled up early after jumping poorly on hurdling debut; headgear turned to.

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15th

15

10th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:52 Ffos Las

Mitchell Street

10st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Huge prices on all three hurdles runs so far, completing last time but still beaten 58l; overlooked from 4lb out of the weights.

100/1

14th

9

22nd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:45 Ludlow

Mitchell Street

10st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Sheila Lewis

Has pulled up in both his runs over hurdles, with and without cheekpieces; no appeal.

200/1

8

11th Dec 2021

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:47 Hereford

Mitchell Street

10st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Sheila Lewis

Tailed off in a bumper and pulled up early after jumping poorly on hurdling debut; headgear turned to.

200/1

Form: 49

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Went close in one of his points; some promise in two bumpers without suggesting he'll be the answer to this.

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10th

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Outback Frontiers

11st 5lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

Won run-of-the-mill Chepstow maiden (2m, good) in April 2022, but absent since disappointing handicap run the following June and will probably not be ideally suited by the forecast soft ground.

33/1

8th

2

2nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Ffos Las

Outback Frontiers

11st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

prominent, ridden when outpaced before 2 out, soon well held

6/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Stag Horn

WEST COUNTRY:

World Of Dreams

The Guardian:

Braganza Bay

RP Ratings:

Highstakesplayer

The Sun:

Braganza Bay

TOPSPEED:

Highstakesplayer

Telegraph:

World Of Dreams

Daily Mail:

World Of Dreams

POSTDATA:

Stag Horn

LAMBOURN:

Stag Horn

The Times:

Stag Horn

Daily Express:

Stag Horn

Daily Mirror:

Stag Horn

The Star:

Stag Horn

Daily Record:

Stag Horn