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13:15 Newbury

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 4m 12s
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2- BF

Last run: 305 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Absent since showing promise (clear second) when favourite for Kempton bumper last March; nicely bred and should progress well; top trainer used the glowing words "I love him" in Stable Tour; very interesting.

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2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Walking On Air

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Fifth in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham (3m, soft; unraced on heavy) last March off 1lb lower, doing well considering his jumping wasn't great and he didn't get the best of runs; close call on chase debut at Newbury (2m6f, soft) on sole run this season showed he's better than ever and he also has Grade 1 entry in Cheltenham novice chase; major claims.

7/2

2nd

2

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Walking On Air

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

2-7 over hurdles; absent since slightly disappointing run at Punchestown in April but was very creditable fifth off today's mark in Pertemps Final at Cheltenham Festival (3m, soft) in March and it will be very interesting to see how he fares on today's chasing debut.

7/2

9th

5

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Walking On Air

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Disappointed as a novice but had back surgery after and back to form to win at Exeter this season; ran well in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham since but his chance would be enhanced if the ground dried out.

8/1

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11/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Finished third on the second of his two attempts in Irish points; promising rules debut in novice hurdle at Fontwell (2m1f, soft) on Boxing Day, winning by 6l; open to further progress and enters calculations.

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8

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Hecouldbetheone

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Won two novice hurdles (2m1f/2m4f) two seasons ago but he missed last term and has been well held in three runs this winter, including over fences here in last two starts; on reduced mark back over hurdles but has questions to answer for another new yard.

16/1

6th

7

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:10 Newbury

Hecouldbetheone

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Made satisfactory stable debut over hurdles last month, after a long layoff, and gave it a good shot from the front before fading into fifth over C&D (good to soft) on chasing debut 19 days ago; this race looks a bit easier; could have a say.

6/1

5th

6

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

12:40 Newbury

Hecouldbetheone

10st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Scored twice over hurdles in 2021-22 for Gary Moore and may be sharper for Plumpton comeback run having missed last season; however, faces a stiffer assignment upped in grade on chase debut.

25/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 45

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Clear promise in 2m bumper (close fourth) and 2m4f novice hurdle (fifth) at this venue, despite racing rather too freely both times; still open to improvement, particularly if settling better; possibilities.

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1st

4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Maclaine

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Close second at Doncaster (2m4f, good to soft) in December but he was well below that form at same track the following month; was reported to have bled last time and is still unexposed over fences but he's untried at this trip and others are more persuasive.

9/2

5th

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Maclaine

11st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Sent chasing for new yard this term, back to his best when second of 12 in handicap here (2m4f, good to soft) on latest start; should be on the premises off an unchanged mark, with potential too.

11/4

2nd

6

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

13:05 Doncaster

Maclaine

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Soundly beaten fourth of five on his chase and stable debut at Huntingdon last month but could improve for that first outing since April and he was progressive over hurdles last season; remains lightly raced and no surprise if he takes a big step forward this afternoon.

14/1

Form: 4

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Multiple winner at 1m6f-2m on Flat for David Brown; only a modest fourth on hurdles debut at Taunton (2m, soft) last week; should do better at some stage but may need longer trips in this sphere.

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3rd

7

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Ben Lilly

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

midfield

12/1

Form: 37

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Finished third in two Irish points and filled the same position in Ascot bumper (soft) on rules debut; posted a lesser effort last time; needs improvement if he's to make a successful debut over hurdles.

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3

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:05 Wincanton

Card Dealer

11st 3lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Third in a couple of Irish points and also on his rules debut in an Ascot bumper; ran well enough for a long way in another of those but yet to build on that promise in two novice hurdles.

20/1

5th

5

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:40 Sandown

Card Dealer

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Finished third in two Irish points and filled the same position in Ascot bumper on rules debut; couple of lesser efforts since, latest at Newbury on the switch to hurdling; needs improvement.

16/1

5th

5

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:15 Newbury

Card Dealer

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Finished third in two Irish points and filled the same position in Ascot bumper (soft) on rules debut; posted a lesser effort last time; needs improvement if he's to make a successful debut over hurdles.

16/1

Form: 3-235

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in three bumpers but was a beaten favourite each time (left Willie Mullins after second start); well-held fifth at Plumpton (2m, soft) on the switch to hurdles; may do better in handicaps later on.

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1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

14:30 Ludlow

Hara Kiri

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Second run back from an absence when played late to edge out a previous winner with the pair clear at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft; ran well the time before on heavy); raised 8lb for that but Dylan Johnston claims 3lb; strongly considered.

13/8

1st

4

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:35 Market Rasen

Hara Kiri

11st 10lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear

5/1

Form: 5

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Failed by a long way to transfer his fairly useful Flat form to this code at Doncaster (2m) on debut for Charlie Longsdon; however, had wind surgery since that modest effort and may do better.

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9th

5

(8)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Alghazaal

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Usher

Dual-purpose performer; placed on AW in four of his last five starts but he was behind Placated when a well-held third here (1m4f) last time and that took his overall record to 2-34; others are more persuasive.

20/1

3rd

3

(7)

4th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Alghazaal

9st 8lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Mark Usher

dwelt start, prominent, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, soon weakened and lost second

5/1

Form: 99

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Comfortably held in Warwick bumper and Taunton novice hurdle (2m3f); application of tongue-tie needs to make a big difference.

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0

3

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:55 Exeter

Groom De Cotte

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

Well handicapped on his best hurdles form but he was tailed off at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) on his return in October; that took his record to 0-11 and he has something to prove on this switch to chasing.

7/1

Form: 45-495

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Consistent efforts in three bumpers; form has dipped sharply in two attempts over hurdles, distant fifth over C&D (soft) latest; needs to raise his game.

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11

1st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Hiway One O Three

10st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Has held his form since February's Market Rasen romp (2m3f, good), equalling rather than surpassing his previous best RPR in last month's narrow defeat upped to a stayer's trip; likely a bit more needed.

10/1

3

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:30 Plumpton

Hiway One O Three

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Rattled off a hat-trick over hurdles last spring; off the mark at the third attempt over fences at Market Rasen in February and he has finished second in both runs since, narrowly giving best to Northern Poet over C&D two weeks ago; should remain competitive but no certainty to reverse the placings.

11/4

2nd

2

9th Apr 2023

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:40 Plumpton

Hiway One O Three

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Market Rasen winner in February and defeat under a penalty came just seven days later; unraced beyond 2m4f but pedigree suggests he could well stay; has started favourite in latest six outings (winning three).

6/4

66/1

Form: 85

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flat winner for previous stable; has not transferred that form to hurdles at Plumpton (2m) the last twice and may be more interesting when qualified for a mark; yard has a better chance with Hecouldbetheone.

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6th

6

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

14:45 Newton Abbot

Systemic

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, brief headway before 3 out, no impression before 2 out

6/1

9th

2

(8)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Systemic

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Flat (1m4f, AW) and hurdle winner (2m, good); struggled under both codes in first three runs after a lengthy absence, but he showed signs of a revival with his 4l fourth at Salisbury (1m6f, good) last week; that was behind two progressive 3yos and has claims if he can back that up.

8/1

Form: VPU-P

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed little on Flat for previous yard; yet to complete the course over hurdles; had wind surgery since last run and now goes in tongue-tie; has no form claims.

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4

10th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:05 Wincanton

Logans Choice

11st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Nick Lampard

4

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:05 Wincanton

Logans Choice

11st 3lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Nick Lampard

Has shown very little on Flat or over hurdles; beaten a long way at triple-figure odds on his last two starts.

100/1

11th

14

31st Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Logans Choice

10st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nick Lampard

Showed little on the Flat for previous yard and same story over hurdles for his current trainer; long way out of the weights on this handicap hurdle debut and is easy to look elsewhere.

100/1

Form: 23-F1 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two bumpers; held every chance when final-flight faller at Lingfield on debut over hurdles, then scored at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) where he beat a subsequent winner by 12l; respected under 7lb penalty.

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0

6

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Cousu Main

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

Has run well in both starts since joining this stable, the first of them when second to Fenna's Loss over C&D in June; possibly needs a shade more for another win but likelier than some to give it a good shot.

9/1

4th

2

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Cousu Main

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

Signed off for Neil Mulholland with some below-par efforts in the spring but gave good account when clear second to Fenna's Lass on stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, good) four weeks ago; still unexposed over this sort of trip; a possible if in similar form again here.

9/1

2nd

3

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Cousu Main

11st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

travelled strongly, prominent, going easily when went second after 3 out, ridden when challenging approaching last, kept on

10/1

Form:

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W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Hurdles debutant who is hard to fancy, having shown poor form on Flat for current yard; still a maiden under that code.

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9th

9

(8)

26th Sep 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

13:25 Ffos Las

Enchantee

9st 2lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Geoffrey Deacon

prominent, lost position halfway, in rear and outpaced 4f out, ridden and got behind from over 2f out

33/1

7th

7

(5)

3rd May 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Enchantee

8st 11lb

J: George Bass

T: Geoffrey Deacon

400-1 when unseating mid-race on hurdling debut last time; well beaten in three Flat runs for this yard prior to that, all of them handicaps (1m-1m4f).

33/1

13

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:15 Newbury

Enchantee

10st 7lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Geoffrey Deacon

Hurdles debutant who is hard to fancy, having shown poor form on Flat for current yard; still a maiden under that code.

200/1

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Hecouldbetheone

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Walking On Air

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Hecouldbetheone

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