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14:00 Haydock

Soft

‘The New One’ Unibet Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Champion Hurdle Trial Race)

  • Prize money: £42712.5
  • 1m 7f 144y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 3m 52s
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‘The New One’ Unibet Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Champion Hurdle Trial Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/13 (Won)

  • Win: £1.58
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -23111 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 156

Form & Verdict

One of the rising stars on the northern scene after winning three successive handicaps (1m7f-2m3f; good or good to soft) this winter and he was never more impressive than at Musselburgh last time; would be giving plenty of weight to all of these in a handicap and conditions should hold no fears; hard to beat.

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

4th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:35 Doncaster

Tommys Oscar

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ann Hamilton

Grade 2 novice chase winner over C&D last winter and looked just as good when scoring comfortably on seasonal debut at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft) in October; last month's Musselburgh fourth (2m4f, soft) was perfectly respectable and today's shorter trip arguably suits him better; good chance.

9/4

4th

1

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

15:35 Musselburgh

Tommys Oscar

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Two wins and a second from his three starts here, admittedly as a hurdler and over two years ago; a peak chase performance, such as his 2m1f Kelso win in October, would also see him bang there but he has a bit more to prove judged on his few appearances under rules over this sort of trip.

8/1

7th

1

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Tommys Oscar

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

He wasn't at his best last November on his last hurdle start but won this race in the 2021-22 campaign (good to soft) and scored off today's mark over fences at Kelso two starts ago; entitled to respect.

13/2

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25/1

  • Place: £6.60

Form: PP-920 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Likes to force the issue and probably overdid it when tailed off in a strong handicap at Ascot just before Christmas; his previous second in first-time cheekpieces (now left off) at Doncaster was more like it but not even that form should be good enough to threaten here; has now had further wind surgery.

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9

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Global Citizen

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

6/1

3rd

19

15th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Global Citizen

10st 12lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Prominent racer who saw off Andy Dufresne to win this 12 months ago (heavy) off 3lb lower mark; nowhere near that form in three starts since but last month's run in the Kingwell should have sharpened him up and this has presumably been the plan all along; no surprise if he is back to his best.

16/1

4th

4

18th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

15:12 Wincanton

Global Citizen

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Pauling

pressed leader, lost second after 3 out, soon ridden, outpaced before 2 out, weakened approaching last

25/1

Form: 335-13 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Now a 12yo but he looks better than ever following wind surgery, having comfortably won a Bangor handicap (soft) before finishing a close third in the Grade 2 International Hurdle at Cheltenham; has to be seriously involved if replicating that latest effort.

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

1st

1

28th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

15:10 Fontwell

Hunters Call

12st 1lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Olly Murphy

Still capable of fine efforts, as he showed when narrowly beaten at Ayr last month; remains on a fair mark, despite top weight, but could again prove vulnerable for win purposes.

11/2

2nd

2

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

16:10 Ayr

Hunters Call

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Old-timer who was still capable of useful form last season, finishing third of four in this race; however, age may now be catching up with him and he hasn't found much under pressure on his last two outings; opposable.

7/1

6th

1

4th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

15:50 Doncaster

Hunters Call

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

In career-best form last season despite his advancing years but he's not fired as he can in his last two starts some 92 days apart; worth taking on.

14/1

Form: 113-07 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Led from pillar to post in a three-runner renewal of this 12 months ago but he's finished tailed off in his three subsequent starts; even if the blinkers did trigger a response (cheekpieces failed to last time), there will be no freebie up front this year with Global Citizen in opposition.

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Verdict Starting price

4

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 3

15:20 Musselburgh

Navajo Pass

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

4th

5

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 2

16:05 Carlisle

Navajo Pass

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Struggled over hurdles last season but he was a Grade 2 winner in this code in January 2021 and, following a break, he returned to form with an easy win on the Flat at Haydock a fortnight ago; on his old form he's on a very attractive mark if continuing his revival now back over hurdles.

9/4

Form: 1P-372 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Successful in France before winning one of his four starts for Paul Nicholls; joined this stable for £45,000 and ran encouragingly behind a well-handicapped rival here (2m3f, heavy) three weeks ago; should give his running on ground he goes well on but probably placed at best.

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4

19th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

13:15 Haydock

Rockadenn

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Alastair Ralph

Well beaten at Aintree in April when last seen but the good to soft ground may not have suited; has been given a chance by the handicapper and is now 7lb lower than when second over C&D (heavy) in December; conditions will be right up his street and he could have a major say if fully tuned up.

12/1

12th

14

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Rockadenn

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

4th

2

16th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 3

14:40 Wetherby

Rockadenn

11st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Three outings for this yard since leaving Paul Nicholls, all over hurdles; runner-up at Haydock in December but not so good latest; ran out only previous chasing start in Britain but 3-3 in France; interesting if he can show that sort of form; probably best if held up.

11/2

Form: 0-9368

Last run: 108 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Has some good hurdle and chase form in the mud but he was well beaten in the Coral Cup last March on his final British start and subsequent French exploits are nothing to shout about.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

9

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

15:55 Cheltenham

Garo De Juilley

10st 10lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

always towards rear, mistake 2 out

33/1

14th

17

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Garo De Juilley

10st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Sophie Leech

His only two wins in the last three years have been in France; he's not proved himself over this sort of trip (100-1 sole attempt) and was soundly beaten on last three outings, so others look far more solid.

66/1

6th

2

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

14:00 Haydock

Garo De Juilley

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sophie Leech

Has some good hurdle and chase form in the mud but he was well beaten in the Coral Cup last March on his final British start and subsequent French exploits are nothing to shout about.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £119.00
Straight Forecast £146.70
Trifecta £326.00

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