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Good To Soft

Don’t Miss A Beat With Free RacingTV Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £1906.1
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 4m 7s
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Don’t Miss A Beat With Free RacingTV Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 22

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising second at Market Rasen (unlucky) and Ascot (improved effort; beaten 1l) seven months apart, both on good to soft ground; comes from a yard in excellent form and high on the list.

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1

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Authorised Speed

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

in touch with leaders, mistake and fell 2nd

66/1

3rd

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

13:15 Plumpton

Authorised Speed

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

Useful bumper winner (good to soft) who won three novice hurdles last season (2m3f/2m, soft); held narrow lead before penultimate-fence fall on last month's seasonal/handicap/chase debut at Ascot (2m1f, good to soft) and needs to be taken very seriously.

5/4

6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Kapgarde half-brother to four winners including Papagana (very useful 2m-3m hurdle), News Reel (French 2m2f-2m3f jumps including Listed hurdles) and Napoleony (French 1m2f); dam 10.5f winner, half-sister to high-class 2m-2m5f jumper Nickname; classy pedigree; top yard; interesting newcomer.

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3

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 5

16:47 Newbury

Captain Destiny

11st 3lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Paul Nicholls

Promising second in C&D contest (good to soft) 45 days ago, proving no match for the winner but sticking on to fare best of the newcomers; nicely bred and should progress; respected.

5/2

2nd

4

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 5

16:00 Newbury

Captain Destiny

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Kapgarde half-brother to four winners including Papagana (very useful 2m-3m hurdle), News Reel (French 2m2f-2m3f jumps including Listed hurdles) and Napoleony (French 1m2f); dam 10.5f winner, half-sister to high-class 2m-2m5f jumper Nickname; classy pedigree; top yard; interesting newcomer.

6/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made winning start in 16-runner race at Exeter (good to soft; 14-1) last month, leading inside final 1f; has more on his plate under a penalty but he's certainly open to improvement.

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2

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

13:55 Uttoxeter

Clifton Bridge

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Beat 15 rivals when making a winning debut in an Exeter bumper last December and ran well when third in a stronger race on only other start (picked up an injury in the process); plenty of winning hurdlers in his pedigree and shortlisted now hurdling.

7/2

3rd

1

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 5

16:00 Newbury

Clifton Bridge

11st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Made winning start in 16-runner race at Exeter (good to soft; 14-1) last month, leading inside final 1f; has more on his plate under a penalty but he's certainly open to improvement.

5/1

1st

3

3rd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:50 Exeter

Clifton Bridge

10st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

£5,000 3yo; 10th foal; closely related to bumper/2m and 2m6f hurdle winner Ardnahoe, half-brother to 1m3f-12.5f Flat/2m4f hurdle winner Henry's Girl & 2m6f hurdle winner Derrychrin; dam maiden half-sister to 2m-2m2f hurdle winner Black Queen; feasible contender for respected connections.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to jumps winners Cabaret Queen (2m4f-3m hurdle/smart chase) and Internal Transfer (2m3f-2m6f hurdle/chase); dam 2m4f/2m5f hurdle winner; yard has a 14% strike-rate in bumpers in the last five seasons.

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6

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 3

13:50 Ascot

Militaire

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Made the frame in both bumpers and on all four hurdling starts, most recently when very respectable fourth of 11 on handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) in February; probably needs to find something extra to win this but last month's wind op is a possible source of improvement.

11/2

4th

1

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:43 Ffos Las

Militaire

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Slightly disappointing when well-held third over C&D (soft) last month but shaped with significant promise when placed on first two hurdling starts (both 2m4f, good to soft) and should have improvement to come in handicaps.

5/1

3rd

7

23rd Jan 2023

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Militaire

11st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Fourth in his two bumpers and has produced RPRs of 113 in finishing second over C&D and third at Cheltenham; appealing form credentials at this level should he handle the heavy ground (all runs on good to soft).

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-

Last run: 305 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fifth at Wexford (2m2f, yielding; 15-2) last March before being beaten 12l and more in two Irish points; much more required here but at least he's joined a yard with a fair record (14-106 last five seasons) in this sphere.

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10th

11

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Alto Alto

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, prominent, weakened quickly from 4 out

12/1

2nd

5

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

Alto Alto

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

All four wins have been here, latterly rallying gamely to fend off a subsequent winner over C&D in mid-February (soft); he's now 2-2 in this headgear combination (previous success over hurdles) and looks sure to be involved after a 4lb rise.

9/4

1st

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

14:45 Plumpton

Alto Alto

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

C&D winner on soft last April but chase career went to pot after and recent win here came over hurdles (in these aids); need to have faith in him repeating the form back over fences off 3lb higher than latest chase loss.

7/2

Form: 51 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Stepped up on his debut form when winning junior bumper at Hereford (good; 4-1; led 1f out) in December; this race looks stronger and he'll need to improve further to follow up.

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5th

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:00 Fontwell

Decorated

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Made all at Taunton (2m3f, heavy; first time tongue-tie; from 2lb higher) last March; mixed fortunes this season; working slowly back to form post wind surgery, and better at Exeter (2m5f, soft; fourth, beaten 17l) last time; this shorter trip should suit.

10/1

4th

6

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Decorated

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

disputed lead

10/1

4th

6

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Decorated

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Has an up-and-down profile and is untested beyond 2m4f; however, he's had wind surgery (his second) since being pulled up at Market Rasen on Boxing Day and he won twice on testing ground last season; wears first-time cheekpieces and is not written off.

16/1

Form: 7

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£31,000 3yo; raced freely when over 6l seventh of 12 at Ascot (good to soft; 40-1) last month; bit to find with runner-up Authorised Speed on that form but he's open to improvement and not dismissed lightly.

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9

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:40 Huntingdon

Onesteptwosteps

10st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

From the wider family of Straw Bear, but nothing much to recommend him since a fair seventh in an Ascot Listed bumper on debut two years ago; up in trip switched to fences on handicap debut.

16/1

12th

8

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Warwick

Onesteptwosteps

11st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Finished in midfield on debut in a Listed Ascot bumper in December 2021 but has been well below that level in another bumper and two novice hurdles, either side of wind surgery; plenty to prove at present.

33/1

7th

5

27th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Onesteptwosteps

11st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5th, shaken up after 6th

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

38,000euros 3yo; sixth foal; half-brother to four winners including Harambe (useful bumper/2m-2m2f hurdle), Diamond Rock (2m1f chase/2m2f hurdle) and Crystal Gazing (bumper/2m3f and 2m5f hurdle); fascinating debutant for leading stable.

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2

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

15:05 Fakenham

Kingsand Bay

11st 4lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

9th

7

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

14:49 Newton Abbot

Kingsand Bay

11st 6lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

9

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 4

15:45 Wincanton

Kingsand Bay

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Half-brother to four winners including Harambe (useful bumper/2m-2m2f hurdle); weak in the market on debut when 13-2 and was both free and green, beating just one home in a Newbury bumper in January; in very good hands and no surprise if he is able to show a fair bit more now going hurdling.

10/1

Form: 00

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten at long odds at Chepstow and Warwick; difficult to recommend.

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9th

11

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 5

16:00 Newbury

Double For Fun

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Well beaten at long odds at Chepstow and Warwick; difficult to recommend.

200/1

11th

16

9th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Warwick

Double For Fun

10st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Prominent to a point before dropping out on soft ground at Chepstow (100-1); didn't run too badly but unlikely to be the answer to this.

100/1

12th

15

3rd Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:35 Chepstow

Double For Fun

10st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Second foal out of a bumper winner and half-sister to 2m hurdle/useful chase winner Owen Na View and 2m3f hurdle winner Uptown Lady; trainer 0-17 in these races the last five seasons, so she's probably up against it.

66/1

Form: 421 D

Last run: 1 day

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Built on his debut form when second to Clifton Bridge at Exeter (good to soft) seven weeks ago, and bolted up back at Exeter (good to soft) yesterday; has to be respected under a 7lb penalty if turned out swiftly.

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4th

2

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:05 Fontwell

Firestream

11st 8lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 4th, not fluent 3 out

13/8

2nd

1

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Ffos Las

Firestream

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

An impressive Exeter win was not his only good run in bumpers last season and he powered clear to collect by some 21l on his switch to hurdling at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie; RPR 134); could be decidedly smart.

2/1

1st

5

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Firestream

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

Brother to very useful hurdler Master Debonair; displayed significant ability in all four bumpers last season, most notably when winning by 11l at Exeter (good to soft) on third outing, and features prominently in calculations on today's hurdling debut; tongue-tie fitted.

7/2

14/1

Form: 3

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Cost 32,000euros as a 3yo and he made an encouraging start when third of 14 at Huntingdon (heavy; 10-1) on Boxing Day, no extra late on; may well improve and has to be respected.

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4th

2

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Godot

11st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Two of his three wins have been here, the latest a C&D chase on soft ground in January off just 4lb lower (narrowly); again went close here last month and it was a fairly deep handicap in which he struggled last time at Ascot; has won on good.

8/1

7th

11

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Godot

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

Dual hurdle winner last spring and battled on well for narrow chase success at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) in January; also ran well when close second in small-field contest there three weeks ago but others in this deeper race have more compelling form.

11/1

2nd

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:50 Plumpton

Godot

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

Just did enough to fend off progressive subsequent winner over C&D (soft) in January, on second chase start, and still looked in good nick at Kempton (3m, soft) last month, where he ran well until jumping errors in the home straight took their toll; good chance.

4/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Authorised Speed

WEST COUNTRY:

Captain Destiny

LAMBOURN:

Kingsand Bay

Telegraph:

Clifton Bridge

TOPSPEED:

Godot

The Times:

Onesteptwosteps

POSTDATA:

Firestream

Daily Express:

Captain Destiny

Daily Mirror:

Captain Destiny

Daily Mail:

Kingsand Bay

The Guardian:

Clifton Bridge

RP Ratings:

Authorised Speed

The Sun:

Authorised Speed

The Star:

Authorised Speed

Daily Record:

Authorised Speed