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SBK Betting Podcast Juvenile Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6698.58
  • 1m 7f 152y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 3m 49s
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SBK Betting Podcast Juvenile Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

0-10 on Flat (peak RPR 83) for David O'Meara but looks an interesting hurdles prospect as he's a half-brother to last season's Tolworth winner Metier; bought for 66,000gns since last run; market confidence should be heeded on debut for Dan Skelton.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

8

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Doctor Parnassus

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Richard John O’Brien

Dual winner over hurdles for the Skeltons; two good efforts on the Flat and not disgraced in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Leopardstown; could have more to offer.

14/1

11th

9

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Doctor Parnassus

11st 11lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Richard John O’Brien

midfield

12/1

6th

1

(19)

4th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Doctor Parnassus

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

Fair performer for David O'Meara on the Flat before a spell over jumps; encouraging yard debut last week over insufficient 1m2f and well worth another go at this trip.

14/1

11/2

Form: 3

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Twilight Twist; Flat win (for the Gosden yard) came on fast ground; perhaps not ideally suited by the soft surface at Kempton (well-held third) on the switch to hurdles; should improve at some stage.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

1st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

19:10 Market Rasen

Restitution

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader after 5th, hit 7th

11/1

6th

4

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Warwick

Restitution

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Displayed huge improvement when sauntering to 12l win at Doncaster (2m, good) in December and put two lesser efforts behind him when staying-on third at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) last month; still unexposed over this trip and may benefit from the addition of cheekpieces.

6/1

3rd

3

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

14:25 Wincanton

Restitution

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Appeared to display huge improvement when sauntering to 12l win at Doncaster (2m, good) in December; subsequent defeat in major handicap is not viewed harshly but he looked out of sorts at Stratford last month and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

20/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Record of 2-4 on the Flat in France; gifted the race at Taunton (good to soft) on debut over hurdles, as he was 3l behind the leader when that rival took a final-flight tumble; however, remains unexposed in general and looks open to progress in this sphere; cheekpieces applied.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Irish Hill

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won three in a row last season (2m3f/2m4f, good/good to soft); 0-7 and mixed form since but he took a step back in the right direction when fifth of 16 at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) last month and may build on that.

4/1

5th

12

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Irish Hill

10st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Was on the crest of a wave when completing a hat-trick in this race (good to soft) 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark than today's; hit and miss since but he was far from disgraced when ninth behind Jay Jay Reilly in the Lanzarote at Kempton five weeks ago, fading after having a clear lead turning for home; Freddie Gingell claims a handy 5lb; must be considered.

8/1

9th

13

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Irish Hill

10st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Stablemate of Sonigino; ran respectably in first-time blinkers at Newbury (2m4f) two weeks ago, albeit no match for the winner; faces a harder task off same mark in this deeper race.

18/1

Form: 124 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

AW Flat winner; scored at Huntingdon (good) on first crack at this game and has posted two sound efforts since, latest at Cheltenham (good to soft) where he was an eyecatching fourth having finished well from a difficult position; form has substance; respected.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

12:35 Ascot

Twilight Twist

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

AW Flat winner; scored at Huntingdon (good) on first crack at this game and has posted two sound efforts since, latest at Cheltenham (good to soft) where he was an eyecatching fourth having finished well from a difficult position; form has substance; respected.

11/4

4th

3

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

12:05 Cheltenham

Twilight Twist

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Made winning hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) in October and runner-up at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; was no match for the winner last time, which suggests he'll be vulnerable under a 4lb penalty today, but he's in good hands to progress and is not ruled out.

15/2

2nd

2

27th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 2

11:45 Newcastle

Twilight Twist

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

Won over 8.6f on the AW but an RPR of 74 was as good as it got on the Flat; promises to do better over hurdles, though, given how well he won at Huntingdon (good) and the clear second was runner-up in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham soon after; below best on one soft-ground Flat start.

15/8

OUR TIP

Form: 231F D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Triple Flat scorer; opened his hurdles account at Warwick (soft) on penultimate start and would probably have followed up at Taunton (good to soft) but for a final-flight fall when still in the lead and 3l clear of Irish Hill; free-going sort who may not relish this stiffer track but has leading claims on form.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

4

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Kempton

Graystone

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Lucy Wadham

Fair Flat winner up to 1m3f; free-going sort for whom front-running seems best over hurdles and he's won at Warwick and Wetherby on his last two completed starts; clear leader when he fell at the final flight in between; raised in grade but has among the best chances on form.

8/1

1st

1

27th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Wetherby

Graystone

11st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Triple Flat winner; made virtually all for clearcut hurdling win at Warwick (2m, soft) last month and was all set to follow up before last-flight fall at Taunton (2m, good to soft) three weeks later; leading contender.

15/8

1

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

12:35 Ascot

Graystone

11st 4lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Lucy Wadham

Triple Flat scorer; opened his hurdles account at Warwick (soft) on penultimate start and would probably have followed up at Taunton (good to soft) but for a final-flight fall when still in the lead and 3l clear of Irish Hill; free-going sort who may not relish this stiffer track but has leading claims on form.

11/2

Form: 731 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Placed on the Flat in Spain/France; getting better over hurdles with experience and made all for a 13l success at Hereford (good to soft) most recently; open to further improvement and enters calculations.

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3rd

2

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Hayedo

11st 13lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Won a Hereford maiden hurdle in January 2022 (2m, good to soft); lightly raced and rather disappointing since but on a good mark and stable in fine form; off since August.

3/1

5th

4

18th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

18:25 Fontwell

Hayedo

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

led, mistake 6th, ridden and headed home turn, weakened after last (usual 2 out)

9/2

5th

2

(5)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

18:30 Epsom

Hayedo

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

pressed leader, led after 3f, shaken up and headed 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

5/1

Form: 22

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Very minor form on Flat; already looks a better hurdler having finished second at Exeter and Taunton (2l behind Irish Hill) since switched to this code; however, needs more improvement to get off the mark.

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10th

11

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:40 Exeter

Girandole

10st 7lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Mark Gillard

Twice runner-up in juvenile hurdles at the end of 2021 but unplaced in four handicap attempts, the latest at Taunton last month.

25/1

7th

8

23rd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Girandole

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Mark Gillard

midfield

33/1

4th

4

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:58 Ffos Las

Girandole

11st 1lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

took keen hold, disputed lead, pushed along 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened from last

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £127.00
Straight Forecast £171.00
Trifecta £278.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Irish Hill

The Times:

Restitution

RP Ratings:

Hayedo

SPOTLIGHT:

Twilight Twist

Telegraph:

Irish Hill

Daily Mail:

Irish Hill

The Sun:

Irish Hill

Daily Record:

Irish Hill

The Guardian:

Restitution

Daily Mirror:

Restitution

The Star:

Restitution

POSTDATA:

Hayedo

Daily Express:

Hayedo