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14:45 Ludlow

Good To Soft

Tanners Prosecco “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 1m 7f 169y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 3m 50s
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Tanners Prosecco “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 17-1 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Posted sky-high RPR of 130 when winning a Kempton AW bumper by 17l earlier this year and when favourite to follow up in Aintree's Grade 2 he raced far too keenly; hood looked a notable addition for his hurdling debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) and he justified strong market support with ease; very promising.

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2

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Balco Coastal

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, led after 2nd, headed 8th, led again 10th, joined 4 out, weakened quickly 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

2/1

7th

2

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 168y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Balco Coastal

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent

10/1

2nd

1

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 1

14:20 Sandown

Balco Coastal

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped left on occasions, led, disputed lead after 6th, prominent from 9th

7/2

13/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £25,000 after finishing runner-up in a 3m Irish point (on good ground) in September; that form has yet to be truly tested but he's joined a top yard.

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8th

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Frere DArmes

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, pressed leader 4 out, weakened quickly approaching last

5/1

4th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Frere DArmes

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, headway 5th, outpaced after 2 out, kept on

4/1

3rd

2

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Frere DArmes

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

jumped slightly left throughout, raced in second

2/1

50/1

  • Place: £16.40

Form: 8-67

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair run in one of his bumpers but he was nowhere in a Bangor maiden hurdle and at 66-1 not a lot was expected of him; had wind surgery since.

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8

10th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

16:40 Stratford

Sulbrick

10st 11lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Lightly raced 7yo who has shown signs of ability but he was tailed off at Hereford in his sole handicap and others have more pressing claims; wears a first-time hood.

16/1

7th

9

5th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Sulbrick

11st 6lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

8th

7

31st Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:00 Hereford

Sulbrick

10st 8lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

He was beaten some 27l when third in a Ludlow novice hurdle and further than that at Doncaster next time; should pick up a handicap sooner or later but this looks competitive.

8/1

Form: 3-8

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to a French hurdle/chase winner; both runs were in Newton Abbot bumpers, shaping well in the first on good ground and probably unsuited by the heavy surface when then tailed off; should play some part.

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2nd

2

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

18:50 Stratford

Hard Frost

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Below par in last two completed starts, then early faller latest; won off just 1lb lower at Taunton (2m7f) in December and a return to that form would put him in the picture.

5/1

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Hard Frost

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Just lasted home in a 2m7f chase on good to soft here in December when only 1lb lower; nowhere near as good since then but returning here will be no bad thing (also finished fourth in this 12 months ago).

5/1

4th

4

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:00 Plumpton

Hard Frost

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

led, briefly headed 7th, headed before 12th, outpaced and lost position before 2 out, weakened approaching last

3/1

Form: 60-

Last run: 268 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

From a family of pointers and was tailed off in both his bumpers.

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15

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:20 Doncaster

Volatore

10st 12lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Ran well for a long way on hurdling debut in December 2021 but suffered heavy defeats on both appearances last year and needs to take a good step forward on today's handicap debut.

33/1

8th

9

11th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:53 Southwell

Volatore

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

led, headed and prominent when lost two places after 2nd, dropped to midfield after 4th, dropped to rear and lost touch before 2 out, tailed off

100/1

Form: 80

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in both Irish maiden points but it's been a quiet start under rules, finishing well beaten in an AW bumper and 2m novice hurdle.

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4

5th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

14:50 Sedgefield

Fortyfive West

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

prominent, awkward jump 1st, reminders and dropped to last 14th, soon lost touch and pulled up, bled from the nose

8/1

7

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:30 Worcester

Fortyfive West

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

led, headed and raced in second 6th, lost second but close up 7th, lost ground after 10th, ridden and weakened after 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, burst blood vessel (vet said gelding bled form the nose)

12/1

4th

5

12th Jul 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:40 Southwell

Fortyfive West

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

jumped right on occasions, led, ridden when headed home turn, soon lost second and held, weakening when hit last

5/1

33/1

Form: 6-96

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No better than sixth in a bumper and two races over hurdles; gives the impression that longer trips will benefit.

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7th

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Samatian

10st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Not badly treated on his best hurdle form at about 2m4f, including on this course, but he didn't do enough on his recent chase debut at Hereford to put him in this picture.

10/1

7th

9

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:58 Hereford

Samatian

10st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Third over hurdles at Ludlow in November but fared less well at Taunton (again 3m) and now has a strike-rate under rules of 1-17; on a competitive mark should he take a fancy to fences.

8/1

6th

11

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Samatian

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Just 1-15 over hurdles but bounced back from a disappointing seasonal debut when keeping-on third at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) last month and remains unexposed over this trip; probably won't be far away.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 601-1 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Impressed in winning his third bumper and again showed a liking for good ground when beating respected opposition on his switch to hurdling at Uttoxeter (2m), where he led soon after three out and kept on strongly; solid claims.

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5th

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Iontach Cheval

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in rear, mistake 6th, outpaced with one circuit to go, reminders 8th, weakened 2 out

20/1

0

3

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Iontach Cheval

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Alastair Ralph

Back below the mark of November's Warwick success (2m) and will be happiest should conditions remain quicker than soft; never a factor at Doncaster latest but reckoned by connections to need today's trip now.

20/1

9th

5

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Iontach Cheval

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Won at Warwick (2m, good to soft) last November on second handicap start and respectable third at Sandown (2m, soft) last month when back from an absence; could build on that latest performance now back on better ground and he's firmly in calculations.

15/2

Form: 33

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten about 7l when third in a Huntingdon bumper but he was tailed off when filling the same position on his hurdling debut at Doncaster; shouldn't be good enough.

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2nd

8

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Stumps Or Slips

10st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Tom Weston

Warwick (2m) and Worcester (2m4f) good-ground winner a year ago and 5lb higher than for the latter; laid a useful marker for the summer back here in March, albeit his jumping again lacked fluency.

8/1

4th

2

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

15:35 Huntingdon

Stumps Or Slips

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Tom Weston

Looked on the up when going in at Worcester (2m4f) last June but he's been off the track since unseating 2 out (in fourth) back there in August; possibilities after his lay-off all the same.

7/2

0

1

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Stumps Or Slips

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Tom Weston

Made it 2-3 as a chaser when drawing away over 2m4f here in June (8lb lower) and struggled back over 2m1f at Bangor where he found no rhythm at all; could bounce back from that now returned to further.

9/2

Form: 90-97

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hasn't achieved a great deal to date and this is no easier than his two previous hurdling assignments; likely to need handicaps.

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8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Warwick

Clear On Top

11st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Tom George

Came good over fences at seventh attempt, beating three rivals at Leicester (2m6f, good to firm) in December; that form isn't anything to get excited about, though, and he was safely held when last seen on Boxing Day.

10/1

4th

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Clear On Top

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom George

Ran well over C&D in May; off the mark at the 13th attempt with a game win at Leicester this month (2m6f, good to firm; well backed); wouldn't want soft ground but a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent a prominent run.

5/1

1st

4

1st Dec 2022

Good To Firm

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:17 Leicester

Clear On Top

10st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

raced freely, pressed leader, led 5th, headed 7th, led again 9th, hard pressed 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well and went clear run-in

9/4

Form: 5274

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Easily his best run was a second of six in a Stratford bumper (good to soft) in October; insufficient promise over hurdles to be seriously considered against the best of these.

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10th

1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Walkinthewoods

12st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Won a division of this race a year ago (soft ground) and has finished second five times over hurdles/fences since but suffered a worrying dip in form on his two outings last month and now has a point to prove.

7/1

8th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Walkinthewoods

10st 13lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

0-7 since switched to fences in November but he's had some close calls at around 2m3f; disappointing at Chepstow last time and now switches back to hurdling but he won over C&D last spring and he seems versatile ground-wise; not ruled out.

7/1

4th

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Walkinthewoods

11st 12lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in last, detached before 6th, struggling after 11th, soon tailed off

3/1

Form: -0716P D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won one of his five starts in Irish bumpers but it was generally modest form in that scene; 100-1 when pulled up in a Warwick maiden hurdle (2m5f, soft).

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8th

14

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:40 Taunton

Modreeney

10st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

held up in rear, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and no impression before 3 out

5/1

2nd

8

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:58 Ffos Las

Modreeney

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

held up in rear before 1st, headway before 3 out, went second when not fluent 2 out, ridden and outpaced approaching last, kept on

6/4

10

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

13:00 Taunton

Modreeney

10st 4lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Won an Irish bumper in August 2021; perhaps a return to good ground today, this autumn's wind surgery and/or the first-time tongue-tie will help, but something needs to after the heavy defeats in his five starts in Britain.

20/1

Form: 9-6F

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shaped with a degree of promise on his hurdling debut at Warwick (2m, good) and was still going okay when falling in a three-runner race at Hereford that hadn't really hotted up when he came down; probably vulnerable.

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11th

10

14th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:55 Worcester

Magic Venture

10st 3lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

fractious at the post, didn't jump well, always towards rear, never dangerous

50/1

12th

5

27th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

15:55 Chepstow

Magic Venture

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Displayed glimmers of promise on first two hurdling starts but was a well-beaten 200-1 shot at Ludlow five days ago and makes no significant appeal here.

100/1

13th

8

22nd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:45 Ludlow

Magic Venture

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Shaped with a degree of promise on his hurdling debut at Warwick (2m, good) and was still going okay when falling in a three-runner race at Hereford that hadn't really hotted up when he came down; probably vulnerable.

66/1

Form: 9PP

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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

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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

200/1

Form: 4

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest point form and at odds of 100-1 he finished a remote last of four in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Sedgefield.

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6th

7

25th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

19:35 Warwick

Stinggrey

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Lightly raced 9yo who has not finished closer than 17l to a winner under rules, including in his two completed starts over fences; 7lb out of the weights this time and makes no appeal back in trip.

33/1

9

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

14:30 Fakenham

Stinggrey

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Max Young

5th

8

21st Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:15 Warwick

Stinggrey

10st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal out of a dam who won at an ordinary level on the Flat and over hurdles; unlikely to be troubling the best of these on his debut.

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14th

9

9th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:35 Uttoxeter

Barnie Beetle

10st 11lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: John Mackie

mounted in chute, never better than mid-division, ridden and dropped to rear home turn, behind home straight

25/1

7th

6

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Barnie Beetle

10st 13lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: John Mackie

Pulled up in two starts for Oliver Greenall but at least showed a hint of ability on stable debut here last month (2m); handicap debut and takes a large step up in trip; plenty to prove but unexposed.

12/1

7th

1

30th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:18 Uttoxeter

Barnie Beetle

11st 6lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: John Mackie

Big prices and was pulled up in two hurdle runs for Oliver Greenall this year, including over C&D (good); can only be watched for new yard.

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Balco Coastal

WEST COUNTRY:

Hard Frost

Telegraph:

Iontach Cheval

RP Ratings:

Balco Coastal

TOPSPEED:

Balco Coastal

POSTDATA:

Balco Coastal

LAMBOURN:

Balco Coastal

The Times:

Balco Coastal

The Guardian:

Balco Coastal

Daily Mail:

Balco Coastal

Daily Express:

Balco Coastal

Daily Mirror:

Balco Coastal

The Sun:

Balco Coastal

The Star:

Balco Coastal

Daily Record:

Balco Coastal