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13:55 Exeter

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  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 4m 31s
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Watch Race Replays At racingtv.com Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £55,000 after placed in two Irish points and bumped into a rival with potential on debut under rules in a bumper at Southwell (good to soft); the form is nothing special but it sets the standard here.

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2

29th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:30 Uttoxeter

Dancing With Deco

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Justified favouritism in run-of-the-mill Exeter maiden hurdle (2m, heavy) last month but never threatened to follow up at Wetherby (2m3f, good) and he looks vulnerable once more; should stay.

9/2

5th

1

5th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

12:50 Wetherby

Dancing With Deco

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Close second to a subsequent hurdle winner on bumper debut in December (good to soft) and justified favouritism in run-of-the-mill Exeter maiden hurdle (2m, heavy) last month; has a lot more on his plate here but remains unexposed and is likely to be suited by the step up in trip.

3/1

1st

2

11th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:55 Exeter

Dancing With Deco

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Bought for £55,000 after placed in two Irish points and bumped into a rival with potential on debut under rules in a bumper at Southwell (good to soft); the form is nothing special but it sets the standard here.

11/8

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 8

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Good jumping pedigree but at 10-1 he was never better than midfield on good to soft here in early December, trailing the winner by 34l at the line; has to step up on that to make an impact.

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3rd

3

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:30 Ludlow

Thruthelookinglass

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Safely held in Lingfield maiden (2m3f, soft) in November and not seen again since but was in front when unseating rider just before last flight at Worcester (2m4f, soft) in October and remains unexposed.

8/1

5th

10

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

12:30 Lingfield

Thruthelookinglass

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Kim Bailey

Clear promise in both attempts over hurdles, latest at Worcester (2m4f, soft) where he held every chance when jinking left and unseating rider just before the final flight; enters calculations.

7/2

9

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Worcester

Thruthelookinglass

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

midfield, smooth headway home turn, made strong challenge after 3 out, shaken up after 2 out, every chance when jinked right and unseated rider last

6/1

100/1

  • Place: £12.30

Form: 960

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Beaten 40l+ in three maiden hurdles, earning a low handicap mark.

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8th

13

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Universal Secret

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Helen Nelmes

Won off 7lb higher last year when beating John Betjeman at Wincanton (good to soft), after which he was well beaten in this race; hasn't rediscovered his touch this campaign following wind surgery.

14/1

4

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Universal Secret

11st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Won back-to-back C&D hurdles this time last year (good/good to soft), the latter when 7lb higher; had wind surgery after his next start but has been nowhere near best since; well treated if he revives.

14/1

4

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Universal Secret

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Helen Nelmes

Won a maiden (good) and a handicap (good to soft) over 1m7f here last year but hasn't offered a great deal in his last four outings; others safer.

14/1

Form: P8

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Only eighth when completing at Taunton and is bred to stay a lot further than this.

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4th

5

5th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:35 Exeter

Walk Away Now

10st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

12th

14

19th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

17:05 Wincanton

Walk Away Now

10st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Colin Tizzard

Most encouraging of three hurdle runs when keeping-on fourth in very ordinary Exeter maiden (2m, heavy) last month; needs to improve again to make winning handicap debut but the move back up in trip ought to suit.

12/1

4th

9

11th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:55 Exeter

Walk Away Now

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Only eighth when completing at Taunton and is bred to stay a lot further than this.

25/1

Form: 76

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

It was a decent novice (form already franked) in which he was beaten 16l on good to soft ground here in December and he raced prominently until hitting two out; this looks a lot easier and he should improve.

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5th

8

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Langley Hundred

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Won 2m7f/3m handicap hurdles on goodish ground in late 2022; made pleasing start to chasing career when second at Ludlow (3m1f, good to soft) last November but well held since, latterly behind Shot Boii at Hereford; cheekpieces added and they may help.

9/1

4th

5

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:58 Hereford

Langley Hundred

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Dual hurdle winner in November 2022 (2m7f/3m); made a pretty good start to chasing career when second at Ludlow (3m1f, good to soft) last November but well below that form over C&D three weeks later; below form on worse than good to soft.

5/1

Form:

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Weak 16-1 chance when tailed off on good to soft at Southwell (bumper), finishing well adrift of Dancing With Deco.

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3rd

2

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Percy Veering

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Kim Bailey

Successful in three attempts over fences late last year, winning on soft ground at Warwick, Ffos Las and Exeter, but was a spent force when taking a tired fall at Wincanton (3m1f) early in the New Year; freshened up and drops back in distance, but does sit 18lb higher than when the winning run commenced.

5/1

0

1

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Percy Veering

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Has gone 3-3 since further wind surgery and just kept on galloping when beating Caeruleum by just under 5l at Exeter (3m, soft); a further 6lb rise equates to a 19lb hike in all for that hat-trick but he's likeable.

9/4

Form: 37

Last run: 214 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Some positives to take from his first bumper run but fewer from the second when beaten 26l at Newton Abbot; opposable on this switch to hurdling.

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3

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:00 Newton Abbot

Bluffmeifyoucan

11st 11lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Has a patchy record and he didn't fire at Wincanton (100-30 favourite) in March but that was after a good second at Fontwell (2m5f, good) and he was successful in a novice event last spring; has claims if he can get back near best after a break and he's in the mix.

13/2

3rd

7

9th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

14:40 Wincanton

Bluffmeifyoucan

11st 2lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

took keen hold, midfield, headway after 3rd

11/4

2nd

8

26th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

15:00 Fontwell

Bluffmeifyoucan

11st 2lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Big improvement to win Exeter novice (2m2f, soft) in February on final start last term by 18l; has done little in handicaps this winter, reportedly making a respiratory noise on second occasion; best watched.

50/1

Form: 08

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won on the AW for this yard but has finished tailed off in his two runs over hurdles, albeit at Newbury; should make more of an impact in this company.

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10th

9

(9)

17th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Nottingham

Sarim

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Warren Greatrex

7th

4

(7)

7th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Nottingham

Sarim

9st 7lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Warren Greatrex

8th

6

11th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:55 Exeter

Sarim

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Warren Greatrex

Won on the AW for this yard but has finished tailed off in his two runs over hurdles, albeit at Newbury; should make more of an impact in this company.

20/1

Form: 78

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Regressive on the Flat for Richard Hannon (0-11) before selling on for £1,800; has shown very little in his two runs over hurdles.

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11

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:38 Taunton

Clarendon Cross

10st 0lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Has some fairly useful Flat form on his CV but became very disappointing in that sphere for Richard Hannon in the autumn and has struggled over hurdles for new stable this winter (three attempts); 13lb of of the weights for today's handicap hurdle debut; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

9th

11

11th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:55 Exeter

Clarendon Cross

10st 7lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Regressive on the Flat for Richard Hannon (0-11) before selling on for £1,800; has shown very little in his two runs over hurdles.

50/1

8th

6

30th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:45 Taunton

Clarendon Cross

10st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

Regressive on the Flat for Richard Hannon (0-11) before selling on for £1,800; in trouble a long way out when tailed off on his switch to hurdling at Fontwell.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5P-P

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well related and there was promise in his first bumper run at Wincanton when only 7l off the winner (on soft); pulled up in both subsequent starts (hooded for hurdling debut) but feasible he might get back on track after wind surgery.

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3

11th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:55 Exeter

Earth Star

11st 6lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Jack R Barber

Well related and there was promise in his first bumper run at Wincanton when only 7l off the winner (on soft); pulled up in both subsequent starts (hooded for hurdling debut) but feasible he might get back on track after wind surgery.

14/1

3

12th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Worcester

Earth Star

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jack R Barber

Out of a useful hurdler/chaser and made promising bumper debut when fifth of 13 at Wincanton (soft) on Boxing Day; pulled up (bled from the nose) on next outing in February and not seen again since but should have a future over jumps; hooded for first time.

14/1

Form: P

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

£1,000 yearling and she was in trouble a long way out before pulling up at Wincanton.

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11

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Rays Rabble

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Mitchell Hunt

always behind, jumped right 2nd

100/1

0

18

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:20 Wincanton

Rays Rabble

10st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Mitchell Hunt

Pulled up in two hurdles two winters ago and absent since; very opposable.

100/1

10

11th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:55 Exeter

Rays Rabble

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Mitchell Hunt

£1,000 yearling and she was in trouble a long way out before pulling up at Wincanton.

200/1

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Exacta £113.00
Straight Forecast £136.10
Trifecta £2844.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Langley Hundred

The Guardian:

Dancing With Deco

RP Ratings:

Langley Hundred

POSTDATA:

Langley Hundred

WEST COUNTRY:

Langley Hundred

The Times:

Langley Hundred

Telegraph:

Langley Hundred

The Sun:

Langley Hundred

The Star:

Langley Hundred

Daily Mail:

Dancing With Deco

Daily Express:

Dancing With Deco

Daily Mirror:

Dancing With Deco

Daily Record:

Dancing With Deco