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Play Coral “Racing Super Series” For Free Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 5m 6s
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Play Coral “Racing Super Series” For Free Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 223-42

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Placed in all three bumpers last season and made the frame in two 2m4f Uttoxeter novice hurdles this term, more notably when clear second of 11 on soft ground three weeks ago; probably won't be far away.

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5th

5

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 3

14:00 Doncaster

Nothin To Ask

11st 7lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

always behind

16/1

0

7

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

13:30 Aintree

Nothin To Ask

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Made excellent start to chasing career last autumn, winning twice (2m3f, good), and he's a soft-ground winner over hurdles; he could improve for his October reappearance at Chepstow (under pressure when bad mistake two out) but his form has been patchy since those two wins.

25/1

9th

1

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

15:15 Chepstow

Nothin To Ask

12st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear, headway before 5 out, outpaced when bad mistake and almost fell 2 out, soon weakened

8/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 19- C

Last run: 342 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won good-quality bumper here (heavy) on last November's debut; not seen since very disappointing run at Exeter in January but has since been given a wind op, and remains a good prospect for novice hurdles.

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12

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Chavez

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Unraced beyond an extended 2m5f and he was fading when falling at the final fence over that trip in a competitive handicap at Leopardstown last month; however, he ran well for a very long way under an aggressive ride and this lightly raced 8yo has some stamina in his pedigree; not ruled out.

16/1

22

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Chavez

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Off the track for 11 months after bolting up despite jumping left in a Fairyhouse beginners 13 months ago; ran well despite some poor jumping in the Dan and Joan Moore at Fairyhouse; 3lb wrong here and others preferred.

33/1

5th

9

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Chavez

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Wide margin course winner in a beginners' in January and not a bad run when fifth on his return on St Stephen's Day at Leopardstown; entitled to come on for that and he's unexposed but Townend prefers Uncle Phil.

14/1

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6/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2-3 BF

Last run: 236 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in course bumper (good to soft) on debut in March and also displayed considerable promise when third at Kelso (good) in May; no surprise if he features on today's hurdling debut.

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2nd

1

17th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Bucks Boggle

11st 8lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Tom George

Placed in two bumpers last spring; satisfactory C&D hurdling debut, three weeks ago, and ranks as a leading contender after that.

11/4

3rd

3

27th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Bucks Boggle

11st 4lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Tom George

Runner-up in course bumper (good to soft) on debut in March and also displayed considerable promise when third at Kelso (good) in May; no surprise if he features on today's hurdling debut.

6/1

Form:

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to dual Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo but suffered 63l defeat over C&D (good to soft) on this month's debut outing.

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4th

5

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:30 Huntingdon

TAraison

10st 10lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Just a respectable fourth behind Leskinfere over C&D (soft) on chasing debut last March and not seen again until a disappointing hurdle run in October; returns here with a bit to prove but is in good hands and remains lightly raced.

8/1

4th

7

26th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:55 Chepstow

TAraison

10st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, not fluent and reminder 5 out, ridden and struggling before 3 out, tailed off

5/1

4th

7

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

TAraison

11st 2lb

J: Mr Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Brother to dual Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo but showed very little over hurdles and looked a hard ride before pulling up on handicap/chase debut over this far at Lingfield (heavy); plenty to prove.

20/1

Form: 85

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not disgraced when fifth of ten on this month's hurdling debut at Newcastle (2m6f, good to soft) but will need to take a big step forward to pose a significant threat here.

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2nd

1

5th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:05 Southwell

Hesque De LIsle

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Not shown a great deal over hurdles so far though caught the stewards' attention when sixth of ten at Huntingdon two runs back (2m, soft); quite interesting up in trip for handicap debut.

6th

4

11th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:20 Exeter

Hesque De LIsle

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom Lacey

Safely held in three bumpers towards end of last year and made just a mildly encouraging hurdle debut when sixth of ten at Huntingdon (2m, soft; ride attracted stewards' attention) last month; might be one for a bit further down the line.

20/1

6th

1

24th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:35 Huntingdon

Hesque De LIsle

11st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Ordinary form so far, in a soft-ground Ascot bumper and hurdles at Newcastle and Chepstow; this is easier than last time but he has to step up.

10/1

100/1

Form: 60-90

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten at triple-digit odds in two bumpers and two hurdles (2m3f/2m2f); can't be recommended.

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16

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Lingfield

Kiwi Ling

10st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Fiona Shaw

Didn't show any significant promise in four maiden/novice hurdles (2m2f-2m7f) but is another who now switches to a handicap on a lowly mark; sports first-time blinkers.

100/1

7th

7

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

13:40 Exeter

Kiwi Ling

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Fiona Shaw

Impossible to consider on the poor form she's shown so far.

200/1

6th

11

27th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Kiwi Ling

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Fiona Shaw

Well beaten at triple-digit odds in two bumpers and two hurdles (2m3f/2m2f); can't be recommended.

100/1

Form: 19-

Last run: 309 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Justified odds-on favouritism in modest Exeter bumper (soft) for Colin Tizzard last December but struggled in Newbury Listed race in February; now with Fergal O'Brien for jumping career; others look stronger.

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4th

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Autonomous Cloud

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Only contested six chases and both wins have been here, narrowly beating Iron Bridge (with whom he is 7lb worse off) in the 3m novice handicap on this card 12 months ago (soft) and following up eight months later over the same trip (heavy; two finished); he wasn't the only one not to do himself justice in a gruelling Welsh National at Christmas (bled from the nose) on sole sighting since; good jumper who keeps galloping and excellent chance if bringing his A game to the party; now has tongue tied.

6/1

0

11

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Autonomous Cloud

10st 9lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Progressive in his five chases and has had just ten races overall; pipped Iron Bridge at Uttoxeter on final start last term; reappeared in four-runner race there (3m, heavy) one month ago and was challenging when left well clear three out from the only other finisher; has 4lb penalty; good jumper who keeps on galloping at 3m/3m2f and has more in the tank, which may well be revealed with this step up in class and distance.

7/1

Form: 32/2-P

Last run: 228 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Returned from ten-month absence with very respectable second in Class 4 novices' handicap at Worcester (2m, good) in April but was sold out of Richard Newland's stable for £2,500 after poor run a few weeks later and faces tough task on today's stable debut.

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2

27th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Boltissime

11st 4lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Sophie Leech

Returned from ten-month absence with very respectable second in Class 4 novices' handicap at Worcester (2m, good) in April but was sold out of Richard Newland's stable for £2,500 after poor run a few weeks later and faces tough task on today's stable debut.

20/1

Form: P/5-3

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten after racing too freely on British debut a year ago and it's tricky to gauge what he achieved when third of four at Ascot (2m5f, good) last month; however, he's in good hands and still has potential.

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3rd

2

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Worcester

Go Sacre Go

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

0-6 over hurdles; looked set to finish second in Class 5 handicap at Taunton (3m, good) last month but swerved left and unseated rider just after last flight; has a bit to find on the figures here.

6/1

2

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Go Sacre Go

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

5th

8

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Warwick

Go Sacre Go

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Stablemate of Hyland who had a wind operation after a low-key stable/British debut in December 2020; has worn a hood when underperforming in two runs this winter; interesting to see it left off for his handicap debut given he can pull hard; may do better at some stage.

7/1

Form: 5-0

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when fifth of eight in course bumper in March (good to soft) and subsequent down-the-field run was in good race at Cheltenham but significant improvement is needed on today's hurdling debut.

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5

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Sams The Man

11st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

in rear, shaken up before 4th, not fluent 7th, pushed along and got well behind before 8th, pulled up back straight

40/1

2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Sams The Man

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

Maiden; not badly treated on 2m7f handicap form in November but that was his best effort by some way this winter; pulled up over fences on final start for Katy Price and risky for new yard with cheekpieces discarded.

16/1

5

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Sams The Man

11st 9lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Katy Price

Inconsistent maiden over hurdles and doesn't look straightforward; best effort this season when third at Chepstow (2m7f) on penultimate run; chance largely depends on how well he takes to fences.

9/1

Form: 4

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two Irish points in 2019 but, following a long absence, made low-key stable/hurdle debut when last of four (behind Go Sacre Go) at Ascot (2m5f) last month.

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10

27th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

The Strap Man

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Placed in two Irish points in 2019 but, following a long absence, made low-key stable/hurdle debut when last of four (behind Go Sacre Go) at Ascot (2m5f) last month.

16/1

4th

4

20th Nov 2021

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 2

12:20 Ascot

The Strap Man

10st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

0-3 in Irish points in 2019 before changing hands for £20,000; has since had a breathing operation and makes his hurdling debut after a mammoth absence.

9/1

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Nothin To Ask

TOPSPEED:

Go Sacre Go

SPOTLIGHT:

Chavez

WEST COUNTRY:

Autonomous Cloud

Daily Mail:

Chavez

Daily Mirror:

Chavez

POSTDATA:

Nothin To Ask

The Times:

Nothin To Ask

The Guardian:

Nothin To Ask

Daily Express:

Nothin To Ask

The Sun:

Nothin To Ask

LAMBOURN:

Go Sacre Go

Telegraph:

Go Sacre Go

The Star:

Go Sacre Go

Daily Record:

Go Sacre Go