January 18 / 13.25 Newcastle

13.25 Newcastle Good To Soft

Cazoo Search Drive Smile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 2m 0f 46y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 4m 3s
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Cazoo Search Drive Smile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 6832

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Would have probably opened his account at Wetherby (2m, soft; handicap debut) on Boxing Day but for hanging on the run-in; up 3lb for that narrow defeat but Tom Midgley takes off 7lb today; holds every chance provided he's more straightforward this time.
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6th

1

(13)

22nd May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 York

Kihavah

9st 13lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Fairly useful over hurdles; already promises to be somewhat better back on Flat, switched twice before he asserted in clearcut style in C&D handicap (good) 11 days ago under Ryan Sexton; raised 7lb but has more to offer.

11/2

1st

8

(14)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

16:45 York

Kihavah

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

6th

3

(9)

6th May 2022

Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:20 Chester

Kihavah

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4-3461 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Still has low mileage; showed improved form in maiden hurdle at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) on Boxing Day and could well build on that success; interesting on handicap debut.
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5th

5

6th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:48 Sedgefield

Twoshotsoftequila

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Showed improvement to win 2m1f maiden hurdle here on Boxing Day and has gone well in two handicaps since, clear second over C&D (soft) latest; open to further progress and commands respect despite 5lb rise.

6/4

6

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

17:20 Doncaster

Twoshotsoftequila

11st 6lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won maiden hurdle at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in December and has run well in both handicaps, most recently when upped in trip at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) and a half-length second behind an improving winner; unexposed at this distance and he runs before a 5lb rise kicks in; strong claims.

9/2

2nd

2

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:55 Sedgefield

Twoshotsoftequila

11st 12lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Wom 2m1f maiden here (soft) and was making his handicap debut when a well-beaten second to an improving sort at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) last time; good chance this longer trip will see him in a better light.

5/1

20/1

  • Place: £9.20

Form: 735-55

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Sole success came on Flat; modest fifth in all three handicap hurdle attempts; needs a major step forward.
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6th

5

(3)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:28 Musselburgh

Lizzie Loch

8st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

5th

3

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:30 Perth

Lizzie Loch

11st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

9

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Lizzie Loch

10st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ewan Whillans

Modest 1m5f Flat winner; 0-11 over hurdles and she followed a good third over 2m4f at Musselburgh last month with a poor show when tried in a tongue-strap (now dispensed with) over that same C&D ten days ago; 2lb out of the handicap.

20/1

Form: 542

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Dual AW winner at a modest level on Flat; big odds in three juvenile hurdles but appeared to run well (50-1 second) at Musselburgh most recently and has possibilities if backing up that effort.
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7th

3

(8)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:28 Musselburgh

Oot Ma Way

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

6

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:55 Ayr

Oot Ma Way

10st 6lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Iain Jardine

3

(10)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

14:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Oot Ma Way

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Dual Tapeta winner last autumn (1m2f/8.6f) and has taken pretty well to hurdling since; unseated rider on latest outing four weeks ago but could turn out to be well handicapped for this Flat return.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4F4152 D BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Off the mark in handicap hurdle at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in early December; below par at Fakenham next time, then bounced back with a good effort (clear second) at Catterick on New Year's Day; tongue-tie now added; likely player if holding his form.
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No Results Found

Form: 30-066

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Sole win came on Flat when trained in Ireland; has not troubled the judge in four handicap hurdles and needs to raise his game markedly.
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5

24th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:02 Southwell

Jack Yeats

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Stuart Coltherd

0-11 over hurdles but not beaten far on either start this spring (2m/2m1f) and continues to slip down the weights; has cheekpieces refitted today; can't be ruled out.

8/1

7th

7

10th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

14:00 Sedgefield

Jack Yeats

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

4th

5

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Jack Yeats

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

20/1

Form: 445008

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Ex-French maiden whose British form leaves a lot to be desired; best watched unless the betting suggests he's about to turn the corner.
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12

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

14:40 Newcastle

Trac

10st 9lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-French 5yo; initially very disappointing in Britain but exploited some significant help from the handicapper when coming from off the pace to beat Kinerton Hill at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) three weeks ago; interesting to see whether he can build on that performance on today's faster ground.

15/2

1st

11

16th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Trac

10st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-French maiden, unplaced all five starts in Britain; carries obvious risks but last month's seventh at Newcastle (2m, good to soft; 40-1) was a step in the right direction and he's another 5lb lower today; not discounted.

20/1

7th

10

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

Trac

10st 0lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-French maiden whose British form leaves a lot to be desired; best watched unless the betting suggests he's about to turn the corner.

20/1

Form: 562316 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Ex-French youngster who opened his account in juvenile hurdle at Sedgefield (2m1f) on British debut; well held under a penalty at Market Rasen but a 9lb drop in his mark is some help going into this first handicap.
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6

30th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:30 Sedgefield

Monjules

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: John Norton

Ex-French youngster who opened his account in C&D juvenile hurdle (good to soft) on British debut; well held in two subsequent outings but the return to this venue may have a positive effect.

20/1

8th

8

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

Monjules

10st 11lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: John Norton

Ex-French youngster who opened his account in juvenile hurdle at Sedgefield (2m1f) on British debut; well held under a penalty at Market Rasen but a 9lb drop in his mark is some help going into this first handicap.

12/1

6th

1

2nd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

12:52 Market Rasen

Monjules

11st 5lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: John Norton

Placed on three of his seven hurdling starts in France and kept on strongly to make winning British debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) last month; that form isn't anything to get too excited about, but he may better equipped than some of these to cope with today's slow ground.

9/2

Form: 6-8194 D

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Absent since finishing 17l fourth at Killarney (handicap debut) in October, his final Irish start; peak form when winning maiden hurdle at Clonmel (2m, good) last June; check the market signals on debut for new yard.
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4

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:18 Perth

Tommydan

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

2nd

3

20th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Carlisle

Tommydan

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Won a Clonmel maiden hurdle last summer (2m, good); he has finished out with the washing in two runs for new yard this year and others have stronger claims.

16/1

8th

5

11th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Tommydan

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Peak Irish form when winning maiden at Clonmel (2m, good) last June; weak in the market when tailed off at Newcastle on Britsih debut last month; quickly dropped 5lb but probably best watched unless coming in for support.

14/1

Form: 04-P87

Last run: 140 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Seemed to run well on final start in Ireland; has achieved little for current stable, well beaten on handicap debut when last seen; addition of tongue-tie needs to make a big difference.
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10th

6

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

High Sheriff

10st 13lb

J: Alison Johnson

T: Kenny Johnson

Seemed to run well on final start in Ireland; has achieved little for current stable, well beaten on handicap debut when last seen; addition of tongue-tie needs to make a big difference.

33/1

Form: 3/4-64

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Has shown ability in bumpers and novice hurdles, most recently fourth at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) on return from a layoff; looks open to improvement now handicapping; one to consider.
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1

10th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

14:00 Sedgefield

North Parade

12st 1lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

6

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

North Parade

10st 13lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Determined C&D winner (soft; 6lb lower mark, but now claimer ridden) on penultimate start, and can be forgiven his subsequent effort at Wetherby (finished lame); still low mileage over hurdles (1-6), although will need to take another step forward in this better race.

7

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:11 Wetherby

North Parade

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

Jumping held him back on his first few goes over hurdles but he was forcefully ridden and hurdled more fluently when winning at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) two weeks ago; may not have reached his ceiling yet and he's a serious contender again off 6lb higher.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £253.00
Straight Forecast £199.80
Tricast £5654.60
Trifecta £4384.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Oot Ma Way

SPOTLIGHT:

North Parade

The Star:

Kihavah

The Times:

Twoshotsoftequila

The Guardian:

El Jefe

TOPSPEED:

Oot Ma Way

Daily Mail:

Oot Ma Way

Daily Express:

Oot Ma Way

Daily Mirror:

Oot Ma Way

The Sun:

Oot Ma Way

Daily Record:

Oot Ma Way

POSTDATA:

North Parade

THE NORTH:

North Parade

Telegraph:

North Parade