December 12 / 13.55 Southwell

13.55 Southwell Good To Soft

Star Sports Bet Owners Club Guarantee Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 3m 55s
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Star Sports Bet Owners Club Guarantee Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 22472

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in the first two of her four bumpers; second again when she made hurdle debut in four-runner novice at Catterick (2m3f, good) last month but she was no match for the winner and on that evidence looks likely to find or two too good for her again.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

9th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

20:20 Southwell

Brianna Rose

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

4th

2

30th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:15 Taunton

Brianna Rose

11st 12lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Martin Keighley

Only a 4yo; responded well for pressure to be well on top at the line in a 2m maiden on good to soft at Southwell; this mark is no gimme but she's less exposed than most of these.

9/2

1st

10

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:55 Southwell

Brianna Rose

11st 1lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Runner-up in the first two of her four bumpers; second again when she made hurdle debut in four-runner novice at Catterick (2m3f, good) last month but she was no match for the winner and on that evidence looks likely to find or two too good for her again.

9/2

4/6

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4-2

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
£80,000 3yo; dam French bumper and useful 2m2f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner; fourth in bumper at Warwick in March and improved when running-on second of 13 in 2m maiden hurdle at Market Rasen one month ago, both on good; brings clearly the best hurdles form and potential.
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5th

5

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Warwick

Horizon D’Ainay

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Encouraging second at Market Rasen (2m, good) in November, which was his second start and hurdle debut, and on that evidence he's on a good mark; turned over at odds-on at Southwell (2m, good to soft) since but he's a key player if recapturing the Market Rasen promise now in a tongue-tie.

7/2

2nd

5

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:55 Southwell

Horizon D’Ainay

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

£80,000 3yo; dam French bumper and useful 2m2f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner; fourth in bumper at Warwick in March and improved when running-on second of 13 in 2m maiden hurdle at Market Rasen one month ago, both on good; brings clearly the best hurdles form and potential.

4/6

2nd

3

11th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

12:30 Market Rasen

Horizon D’Ainay

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

£80,000 3yo; second foal of a French bumper and useful 2m2f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner; second favourite, about 14l fourth of ten in maiden bumper at Warwick (2m, good) in March, no extra after making progress on home turn; capable of better but needs a great deal better.

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 9-3

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won two Class 6 handicaps at around 1m this summer; tailed off on hurdling debut in March and although his third of seven at Ludlow (2m, good) under Archie Bellamy three weeks ago was a lot better, he should still require something of a much higher order to win this.
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4th

5

24th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:10 Huntingdon

Order Of St John

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Won twice at a modest level on the Flat and has placed form in maiden hurdles, but has not offered a lot in two soft-ground handicaps and everything points to him appreciating faster ground than this.

10/1

6th

7

10th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:25 Huntingdon

Order Of St John

11st 8lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Dual low-grade winner on Flat; not disgraced in two maiden hurdles in late 2021 but suffered a heavy defeat in handicap last month; others preferred.

25/1

7

2nd Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

14:50 Leicester

Order Of St John

10st 9lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: D J Jeffreys

Two 1m Flat wins at a modest level last summer; third in two maiden hurdles (2m, good/good to soft) at the end of 2021 but he was well beaten on his handicap debut (soft) last month; stablemate of Lively Citizen.

20/1

Form: 6

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-sister to Irish National winner Burrows Saint; 5-1, raced freely in rear and hung left on final turn when 25l last of six in maiden hurdle at Ludlow (2m, good) early last month; needs a transformation.
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3rd

12

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:00 Taunton

Yvette Guilbert

11st 13lb

Half-sister to Irish National winner Burrows Saint; didn't live up to market expectation at Ludlow on debut in November but she was a promising 6l fourth in another maiden hurdle at Southwell (2m, good to soft) last month; that was eyecatching from off the pace and she's an interesting contender for top yard.

11/2

4th

12

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:55 Southwell

Yvette Guilbert

11st 1lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Half-sister to Irish National winner Burrows Saint; 5-1, raced freely in rear and hung left on final turn when 25l last of six in maiden hurdle at Ludlow (2m, good) early last month; needs a transformation.

20/1

6th

6

4th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:30 Ludlow

Yvette Guilbert

11st 4lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Fifth foal; half-sister to winners Burrows Saint (2m3f-3m5f hurdle/chase including Irish National) and Jersey Lady (bumper/2m hurdle); bred to be well above average and an interesting newcomer for an in-form yard.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 59

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest form in good-ground bumpers here in May (reportedly finished lame) and Newbury last month; hooded on hurdles debut for a top yard.
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4th

3

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:50 Sedgefield

Clean Getaway

11st 3lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Ex-Nicky Henderson; fair fourth at Catterick on first run for this yard (2m3f, good) but has a bit to find with Not What It Seems on that form and was disappointing last time (soft ground).

5/1

6th

14

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

17:20 Doncaster

Clean Getaway

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Lightly raced 5yo who has shown some ability, including at Catterick last month on his first run since leaving Nicky Henderson, and he's one to watch in the betting on this first handicap start; however, he's not obviously well treated so improvement is needed.

16/1

4th

2

4th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

15:10 Catterick

Clean Getaway

11st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Failed to threaten on his four starts for Nicky Henderson and was sold for £6,500 last Wednesday; lots of improvement needed on stable debut.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
30,000euros foal, 60,000euros 3yo; 2nd foal; dam point winner and maiden hurdler, half-sister to useful 2m-2m4f chase winner Rouge Et Blanc and useful French 2m1f-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Red Name; bought for £8,000 in May, having failed to make the track for Nicky Henderson.
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8th

5

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Come On Gary

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Made some fairly encouraging late headway when sixth of 12 on debut at Southwell (2m, good to soft) in December but was tailed off in run-of-the-mill event at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) last month and is difficult to enthuse over after that.

12/1

7th

1

8th Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

Come On Gary

11st 6lb

Looked in need of the experience and never a factor on last month's debut at Southwell; however, kept on in the closing stages and may well play a more prominent role if benefiting from that first effort.

6/1

6th

3

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:55 Southwell

Come On Gary

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

30,000euros foal, 60,000euros 3yo; 2nd foal; dam point winner and maiden hurdler, half-sister to useful 2m-2m4f chase winner Rouge Et Blanc and useful French 2m1f-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Red Name; bought for £8,000 in May, having failed to make the track for Nicky Henderson.

20/1

Form: 45

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Easily justified favouritism in good-ground point bumper in April 2019; absent until showing modest form in a bumper in May and her 40l fifth of six in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (2m, good) three weeks ago did not boost her case.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

13

27th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

13:45 Wetherby

Way Past Midnight

10st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Paul Webber

Won a point bumper in 2019 and was fourth in Bangor bumper on rules debut last May; showed very little in three novice/maiden hurdles towards end of last year (2m-2m3f) but has scope for improvement in handicaps; sports first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

6th

8

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

12:40 Huntingdon

Way Past Midnight

10st 5lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Paul Webber

Point bumper winner in April 2019; whiff of promise in Bangor bumper in May but two hurdle runs leave her with plenty to find.

50/1

7th

11

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:55 Southwell

Way Past Midnight

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Paul Webber

Easily justified favouritism in good-ground point bumper in April 2019; absent until showing modest form in a bumper in May and her 40l fifth of six in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (2m, good) three weeks ago did not boost her case.

25/1

Form: 34-47

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made the frame in two bumpers (good to soft/AW) last winter, hanging left; tailed off, however, in this season's two runs over hurdles.
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9th

8

22nd Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Ange Endormi

10st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Had wind surgery in December; sent handicapping over 2m4f here on his two starts since, with blinkers enlisted, and those placed efforts from the front were the first that bore any resemblance to his bumper form; 3m is worth a go but he needs to raise his game again.

12/1

3rd

9

5th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:05 Southwell

Ange Endormi

10st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

9

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:55 Newcastle

Ange Endormi

10st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Ben Pauling

Improved effort switched to handicap company after wind surgery (also blinkered first-time; retained) when second of 12 at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) on Monday, pulling nicely clear of the remainder; pedigree suggests this longer trip could suit and big player if coping with the quick turnaround.

Form: 6-76

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won soft-ground maiden point on debut in December 2020 but soundly beaten in a bumper and two novice hurdles.
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8

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

For Fitz Sake

10st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Won a point in 2020 and showed first worthwhile form under rules when third on handicap/chase debut at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last month, where he ran well for a long way but was tired and well held in the end; well beaten at Leicester since and effectively 3lb higher here but it's too soon to write him off; tongue-tie removed; cheekpieces added.

5/1

6th

9

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:35 Leicester

For Fitz Sake

10st 3lb

J: Harry Reed

T: L J Morgan

Won sole point; miles out of the weights when a tired third on chase debut at Market Rasen recently (3m, good to soft); 4lb lower here but has a similar stamina test today; hood left off (tongue-tie retained).

4/1

3rd

8

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Market Rasen

For Fitz Sake

10st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: L J Morgan

Showed very little in a bumper and three novice hurdles, and he's 18lb wrong at the weights for this handicap and chase debut; however, he won his sole point-to-point at Alnwick in December 2020 and today's switch to fences and big step up in trip could be major positives; watch the betting.

12/1

Form: P

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair maiden at best (stays 1m4f) on the Flat for Kevin Philippart de Foy; had wind surgery before pulled up at 40-1 in novice hurdle at Hereford (2m, good) six weeks ago; tongue-tie enlisted.
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6

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:55 Southwell

Minster

11st 8lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Fair maiden at best (stays 1m4f) on the Flat for Kevin Philippart de Foy; had wind surgery before pulled up at 40-1 in novice hurdle at Hereford (2m, good) six weeks ago; tongue-tie enlisted.

50/1

8

1st Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:25 Hereford

Minster

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Form went the wrong way on the Flat for Kevin Philippart de Foy but he's had wind surgery since his last run in June and, based on his best form in that code (RPR of 71 over 1m4f), he's not written off on this hurdle and stable debut.

12/1

Form: 2-0

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Changed hands for £70,000 after second in good-ground Huntingdon bumper for Mel Rowley in April; remote last, however, after making the running when 11-1 for maiden hurdle at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) in October.
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7th

7

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:45 Taunton

Not Long Now

10st 6lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Aytach Sadik

Couple of decent thirds in novice company and went off too fast on his handicap debut last time at Ludlow (2m); could have a competitive run in him off this mark with William Kennedy replacing a claimer.

20/1

8th

2

3rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:00 Ludlow

Not Long Now

11st 9lb

J: Alison Johnson

T: Aytach Sadik

His best hurdle run came when third of 15 over C&D (good to soft) last month, and he'll appreciate the return to a right-handed track having jumped that way at left-handed Sedgefield last time; not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces on handicap debut.

16/1

3rd

4

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:45 Sedgefield

Not Long Now

11st 0lb

J: Alison Johnson

T: Aytach Sadik

First run for this yard after leaving Evan Williams' stable when outrunning odds of 200-1 to finish third at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) after leading for a long way; won't be starting at such a big price here but needs to take another step forward.

14/1

Form: 0

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
50-1 when no show in 16-runner bumper at Warwick (good) last month.
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9

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:55 Southwell

Behress

11st 1lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

50-1 when no show in 16-runner bumper at Warwick (good) last month.

66/1

13

7th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

15:30 Uttoxeter

Behress

10st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

Went off 50-1 and beat only three home in 16-runner bumper at Warwick (good) last month; hard to fancy on hurdling debut.

50/1

13th

5

5th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Warwick

Behress

10st 12lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

12th foal; from a useful dual-purpose family, being a sister to Barizan and a half-sister to Baradari; trainer not known for bumper winners but she's worth a market check on debut given her pedigree.

25/1

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Straight Forecast £80.20
Trifecta £431.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Horizon D'Ainay

Telegraph:

Come On Gary

WEST COUNTRY:

Brianna Rose

LAMBOURN:

Clean Getaway

RP Ratings:

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