January 28 / 12.55 Huntingdon

12.55 Huntingdon Good To Soft

Pertemps Network Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB Race) (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 1m 7f 171y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 3m 53s
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Pertemps Network Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB Race) (Div II)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3-41 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has recorded an identical RPR of 110 in all three bumpers he contested, last time at Wincanton coming home strongly to get off the mark (on soft); that form has yet to be truly tested but he looks a useful prospect.
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1st

6

28th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

12:55 Huntingdon

Shallow River

11st 4lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has recorded an identical RPR of 110 in all three bumpers he contested, last time at Wincanton coming home strongly to get off the mark (on soft); that form has yet to be truly tested but he looks a useful prospect.

13/8

1st

15

26th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:45 Wincanton

Shallow River

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Bought for £66,000 after finishing third on heavy ground at Thurles; unable to reach the leaders having been held up last when fourth of 11 over C&D (good; 5-2) on British debut; remains open to improvement, won't be inconvenienced by any rain and could be the one to beat.

5/2

4th

8

6th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Shallow River

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Bought for £66,000 soon after finishing third in a heavy-ground bumper at Thurles, where he finished strongly to divide horses from top yards who had shown ability; could be a decent recruit for his in-form yard.

5/2

7/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won one of his nine Flat runs for Roger Charlton, a 1m2f fast-ground handicap last summer; joined this yard for 55,000gns and made a nice enough start over hurdles when a 13l runner-up on good to soft ground at Hereford; as a 4yo, he's receiving plenty of weight; entered in the Triumph.
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7

27th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Big Boy Bobby

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alan King

Capable Flat performer at 1m2f-1m4f; ran okay to be runner-up in his first two hurdles at Hereford/Huntingdon and it was no great surprise to see him struggle in a Grade 2 at Kempton; not sure he's that well handicapped and stable perhaps has better chances.

14/1

6th

3

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Kempton

Big Boy Bobby

10st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Fair form on Flat at 1m2f-1m4f; runner-up on good to soft ground at Hereford and Huntingdon in his two starts over hurdles for new yard, form which makes this task look very tough but his trainer has won three of the last five runnings of this race.

33/1

2nd

10

28th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

12:55 Huntingdon

Big Boy Bobby

10st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won one of his nine Flat runs for Roger Charlton, a 1m2f fast-ground handicap last summer; joined this yard for 55,000gns and made a nice enough start over hurdles when a 13l runner-up on good to soft ground at Hereford; as a 4yo, he's receiving plenty of weight; entered in the Triumph.

7/4

6/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 147 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Considering the positive impression he made in winning a good-ground bumper here it's been an underwhelming start over hurdles, with him beaten about 20l and 25l on soft (2m) and good to soft ground (2m3f) respectively; will need to find something on those efforts if he's to raise his profile here.
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1st

2

11th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

20:40 Perth

Wolfspear

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Won only start in bumpers; no real threat in three novice hurdles but attracted support ahead of last month's handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m2f, good to soft); sloppy round of jumping cost him dear and he did well to finish third; slightly longer trip could help and has claims if he can find more fluency; cheekpieces added.

11/2

10

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:18 Perth

Wolfspear

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

3rd

4

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Wolfspear

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Form: 1/

Last run: 1379 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Absent since winning a good-ground 1m5f bumper at Fontwell in April 2018 but that's eye-catching form when subsequent Grade 1-winning chaser Itchy Feet wasn't the only good horse he beat that day; the burning question is what ability he retains after so long off; perhaps the market can guide.
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4th

5

28th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

12:55 Huntingdon

Kalinihta

11st 4lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Noel Williams

Absent since winning a good-ground 1m5f bumper at Fontwell in April 2018 but that's eye-catching form when subsequent Grade 1-winning chaser Itchy Feet wasn't the only good horse he beat that day; the burning question is what ability he retains after so long off; perhaps the market can guide.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Decent on his day when trained by David O'Meara (peak RPR 83) but his two wins were at 7f and he never ran beyond an extended 1m on the Flat, so stamina is by no means a given for hurdling; joined current trainer for £18,000; effective in cheekpieces but today's hood is a first.
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5th

3

5th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:40 Huntingdon

Daniel Deronda

11st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

4th

2

5th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Daniel Deronda

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

2nd

4

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:45 Southwell

Daniel Deronda

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dual 7f winner on the Flat for David O'Meara; only a modest fifth at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft; hood applied) switched to hurdles on debut for Amy Murphy; addition of tongue-tie needs to prompt improvement.

33/1

Form: 66

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Second favourite for a Ludlow bumper but finished well held in the end and he was a much bigger price when again uncompetitive on his hurdling debut at Taunton; best watched for now.
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8th

8

8th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

14:40 Ludlow

Charming Getaway

10st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Has yet to finish higher than midfield and he trailed home last on his handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m, soft); has a lot to prove but he is at least bred for this longer distance.

10/1

9th

6

16th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:10 Huntingdon

Charming Getaway

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

No better than midfield in a bumper or three maiden/novice hurdles; notable that he was only 11-4 for his bumper though and no surprise at all to see an improved showing now switched to low-grade handicaps.

10/1

9th

3

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Charming Getaway

11st 0lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Kim Bailey

Safely held when sixth in two bumpers, and never looked dangerous when filling same position on recent hurdling debut at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft).

25/1

Form: 00

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
From a good yard but modest form so far, in a bumper and novice hurdle (both on soft).
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4th

13

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:35 Chepstow

Half The Freedom

10st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Soundly beaten in his bumper and three races over hurdles; makes handicap debut, moves up in trip and switches to a left-handed track (has hung and jumped left) so he is worth a check for market move.

11/1

8th

5

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:50 Ludlow

Half The Freedom

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

No threat in a bumper or in two starts over hurdles; may well do better once handicapped and racing on a left-handed track.

50/1

7th

4

28th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

12:55 Huntingdon

Half The Freedom

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

From a good yard but modest form so far, in a bumper and novice hurdle (both on soft).

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 05

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Has finished well behind in a bumper and a novice hurdle, both on soft ground; no appeal for now.
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1st

8

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:15 Ayr

Bells Of Stamford

10st 3lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

5th

7

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

14:52 Chepstow

Bells Of Stamford

10st 10lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Well-beaten outsider in three 2m novice hurdles this winter; has better chance to get competitive in this low-grade handicap and the longer trip may show him in a better light but others have more pressing claims.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Limited 19-race maiden off the Flat and has been in no form since returning from a long absence.
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7

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Tilsworth Sammy

10st 10lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: J R Jenkins

3rd

4

10th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

13:50 Stratford

Tilsworth Sammy

11st 0lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: J R Jenkins

Poor maiden on the Flat and tailed off at 300-1 on first two hurdle starts.

100/1

5th

7

16th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Tilsworth Sammy

11st 6lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: J R Jenkins

Poor maiden on the Flat and he was a remote 300-1 shot here on his hurdle debut in January.

100/1

Form: 67-P

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
No sign of ability so far, in a bumper and two novice hurdles.
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10th

9

28th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

12:55 Huntingdon

Pipers Dream

10st 11lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Louise Allan

No sign of ability so far, in a bumper and two novice hurdles.

100/1

8

15th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Leicester

Pipers Dream

10st 5lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Louise Allan

Beaten 35l in bumper at Plumpton and 89l when 250-1 for 2m3f novice at Wetherby.

100/1

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Straight Forecast £48.40
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Selections

RP Ratings:

Big Boy Bobby

SPOTLIGHT:

Shallow River

The Sun:

Wolfspear

Telegraph:

Kalinihta

WEST COUNTRY:

Shallow River

The Star:

Shallow River

POSTDATA:

Big Boy Bobby

The Times:

Big Boy Bobby

The Guardian:

Big Boy Bobby

Daily Mail:

Big Boy Bobby

Daily Express:

Big Boy Bobby

Daily Mirror:

Big Boy Bobby

Daily Record:

Big Boy Bobby