February 08 / 13.35 Market Rasen

13.35 Market Rasen

Good To Soft

Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 2m 4f 139y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 5m 27s
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Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4-52

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced point winner (3m, yielding) who returned to form when runner-up at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) last month on his second start back from a long absence; leading claims today in his bid to go one better.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17th

11

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Hometown Hero

10st 11lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Off the mark over hurdles at the fourth attempt when holding on grimly under Bridget Andrews at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) last month; faces tougher opposition on this first start in handicaps; tongue-tie added.

20/1

1st

3

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

13:35 Market Rasen

Hometown Hero

11st 2lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Lightly raced point winner (3m, yielding) who returned to form when runner-up at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) last month on his second start back from a long absence; leading claims today in his bid to go one better.

5/4

2nd

5

20th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Hometown Hero

11st 8lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Point winner (3m, yielding) who was a promising fourth on rules debut at Warwick (2m5f, good) in October 2020; then absent until fifth at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) last month and, while he needs a bigger performance today, he's in top hands and could improve for that run.

100/30

6/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 4-33

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Promising thirds towards the end of last year on his first two hurdle starts (2m/2m3f, soft/good to soft); this unexposed 5yo may have more to offer but such improvement is needed if he's to come out on top today.
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1st

3

17th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:45 Hexham

Luke

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Michael & David Easterby

Caught the eye when placed on hurdles debut here (2m; 28-1) in November, and has continued to progress since; only narrowly beaten by a stablemate of Camdonian at Market Rasen (2m4f) five weeks ago; major player.

Evs

2nd

4

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

13:35 Market Rasen

Luke

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Michael & David Easterby

Promising thirds towards the end of last year on his first two hurdle starts (2m/2m3f, soft/good to soft); this unexposed 5yo may have more to offer but such improvement is needed if he's to come out on top today.

6/1

3rd

11

29th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:28 Doncaster

Luke

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Michael & David Easterby

Has shown signs of promise in a bumper and novice hurdle, both at Hexham, but would be a surprise winner here.

12/1

Form: 2-44

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on debut in bumper here (2m, good) last April and promising fourth at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in a novice hurdle that has worked out extremely well; underwhelming at Uttoxeter since but perhaps soft ground was the reason; could bounce back with big run if today's conditions suit.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:22 Bangor-on-Dee

Tigerbythetail

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

3rd

11

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 4

15:45 Wincanton

Tigerbythetail

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

His 5l fourth to Hillcrest (prominent in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett betting) last November now reads well but he has failed to build on that in two further starts at Uttoxeter and Market Rasen; having said that, he looks likely to pick up some prize money in this weak contest.

7/2

3rd

5

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

13:35 Market Rasen

Tigerbythetail

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Runner-up on debut in bumper here (2m, good) last April and promising fourth at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in a novice hurdle that has worked out extremely well; underwhelming at Uttoxeter since but perhaps soft ground was the reason; could bounce back with big run if today's conditions suit.

7/4

Form: 4-

Last run: 301 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Stayed on for fair fourth on debut in mares' bumper at Southwell (2m, good) last April and this half-sister to useful 2m-2m5f hurdle winner Black Mischief is open to improvement now up in trip on her first hurdle start; however, she'll need to be useful to win this.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

26th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Miss Wachit

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

chased clear leader, chased leader after 7th, ridden and weakened before 3 out

11/2

1st

2

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell

Miss Wachit

11st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 4th, saddle slipped home turn, soon ridden, headed approaching last, rallied run-in, led towards finish, won going away (trainer said, regards the apparent improvement in form, this was the mare's handicap debut and she also benefitted from the first-time application of blinkers)

8/1

7th

8

9th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:50 Southwell

Miss Wachit

10st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

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Form: 410-60 BF

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a bumper at Thurles (2m, heavy) last February for Willie Mullins before finishing down the field in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham; tailed off on stable/hurdle debut at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) in November and something to prove after that, but he's had a wind op and is not written off.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(7)

21st Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:40 Beverley

Cool Jet

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

5th

1

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

13:35 Market Rasen

Cool Jet

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Brian Ellison

Won a bumper at Thurles (2m, heavy) last February for Willie Mullins before finishing down the field in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham; tailed off on stable/hurdle debut at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) in November and something to prove after that, but he's had a wind op and is not written off.

7/1

3

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:40 Ayr

Cool Jet

10st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Brian Ellison

Won heavy-ground bumper at Thurles for Willie Mullins in February, his second start, but seemed to have his limitations exposed in stronger bumpers afterwards and was very disappointing favourite on stable/hurdle debut at Newcastle on Saturday (burst blood vessel); non-runner

Form: 5-76

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fairly encouraging debut in bumper here last February but well beaten the next twice, over hurdles most recently; others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

3

28th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Hesbehindyou

11st 6lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Andy Irvine

Hasn't achieved much at all so far, with his best run first time out in a bumper; outclassed against the best of these.

100/1

6th

2

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

13:35 Market Rasen

Hesbehindyou

11st 2lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Andy Irvine

Fairly encouraging debut in bumper here last February but well beaten the next twice, over hurdles most recently; others preferred.

66/1

6th

5

6th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Hesbehindyou

11st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Andy Irvine

Showed some ability in a Market Rasen bumper (soft) on his debut last February but he failed to build on that when 66-1 at the same track in November; now switches to to hurdles and is probably best watched.

33/1

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