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12:40 Sandown

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5990.6
  • 1m 7f 216y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 4m 10s
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Virgin Bet Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.45
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-24 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Made a winning debut in Kempton bumper on good going (beat a notable rival) and might have followed up in Ascot novice hurdle but for pulling hard (worn down towards the finish); started second favourite for the Tolworth here four weeks ago but probably found the surface too testing; leading player back on forecast better ground.

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8

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Shallwehaveonemore

11st 7lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Bumper winner (2m, good) who found heavy ground too much in the Grade 1 Tolworth, before an easy novice win back at Sandown (2m, good to soft); another good effort when runner-up in Grade 2 Dovecote at Kempton (2m, good to soft) last time but his limitations are likely to be exposed today.

66/1

2nd

6

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Shallwehaveonemore

11st 5lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Plenty of promise on first two starts (including bumper win here on good ground) before finding the Grade 1 Tolworth on heavy ground too much; easily made all back at Sandown (2m, good to soft) subsequently and that impressive performance makes him the one to beat today.

5/4

1st

6

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:40 Sandown

Shallwehaveonemore

11st 0lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Made a winning debut in Kempton bumper on good going (beat a notable rival) and might have followed up in Ascot novice hurdle but for pulling hard (worn down towards the finish); started second favourite for the Tolworth here four weeks ago but probably found the surface too testing; leading player back on forecast better ground.

8/11

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16/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 265-13 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Highly tried on last two starts for Oliver Sherwood, then benefited from drop back in class at Fakenham (2m, good) on debut for Alan King and his subsequent third at Plumpton (soft) looks solid with the first two scoring since; should again pick up some prize-money.

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6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Grandeur DAme

10st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders, prominent from 3rd, weakened 4 out, pulled up 3 out

7/2

0

11

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Grandeur DAme

10st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

led, mistake and unseated 1st

10/1

4th

9

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Grandeur DAme

10st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Sole run here was in a bumper (runner-up); something of a bumpy road since he was sent over fences last term but he's now won three of his seven chases and left his five rivals 25l and more behind in handicap at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) four weeks ago, impressing with his jumping once he went on at the fifth; 11lb higher today (3lb out of the handicap) in a much better race but has to be considered given the extreme ease of that win.

16/1

Form: 32-2

Last run: 258 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in three starts over hurdles in France, finishing second at Auteuil (2m2f) the last twice; has joined Nicky Henderson and looks open to any amount of progress in Britain; had wind surgery since last run; interesting, especially if strong in the betting.

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4

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Kempton

Balkeo

11st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Unexposed 5yo who showed promise in short French career; last month's stable debut at Sandown was underwhelming and he needs to perform considerably better today, but he's in top hands and may have needed the run last time.

7/2

2

3rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Balkeo

11st 10lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Nicky Henderson

Unexposed 5yo who showed promise during his short French career; last month's stable debut at Sandown was somewhat underwhelming and he needs to perform considerably better if he's to defy this opening mark, but he's in top hands and may have needed the run last time.

9/2

3rd

4

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:40 Sandown

Balkeo

11st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Showed ability in three starts over hurdles in France, finishing second at Auteuil (2m2f) the last twice; has joined Nicky Henderson and looks open to any amount of progress in Britain; had wind surgery since last run; interesting, especially if strong in the betting.

15/8

Form: 1221-2 D BF

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Had form figures of 122123 for Keith Dalgleish, the wins gained in bumpers at Huntingdon and Kelso; last two efforts came in novice hurdle and Flat novice event; sold for £27,000 since; consistent thus far and could go well on debut for new stable.

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3rd

4

21st May 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

18:30 Stratford

Arthurs Seat

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Toby Bulgin

8/11

2nd

6

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Arthurs Seat

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Toby Bulgin

3rd

7

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Arthurs Seat

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Toby Bulgin

Form: 375

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 5P

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

1m3f Flat winner in Ireland; unconvincing form in juvenile hurdles at this course (modest fifth) and Kempton (pulled up) for new yard; first-time hood needs to have major effect.

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10

10th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Kempton

Optimistic Belief

10st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

Was in no form on the Flat before finishing second in a big-field handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; disappointing that he failed to build on that at Fontwell and he's becoming hard to predict.

10/1

6th

5

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:27 Fontwell

Optimistic Belief

11st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

Badly out of form on the Flat this year but different story when second of 17 on handicap hurdle debut at Chepstow in October; up 2lb but repeat of that puts him right in the shake-up.

11/2

2nd

16

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Optimistic Belief

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

held up in rear, good headway before 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and kept on approaching last, no impression run-in

40/1

Form: 57

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

1m4f Flat winner; has shaped better than the bare result in novice hurdles at Doncaster and Newbury for new yard but may be more interesting when switched to handicaps.

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Balkeo

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