February 13 / 14.30 Exeter

14.30 Exeter Soft

Virgin Bet British Stallion Studs EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4629.1
  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 5m 2s
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Virgin Bet British Stallion Studs EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £2.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fifth foal; half-brother to a point winner; dam 3m1f chase winner for yard (RPR 103), half-sister to two winners; in good hands and the betting may be informative on debut (one of two newcomers for the stable).
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3rd

4

11th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

13:45 Exeter

Trelawne

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Stoutly bred 6yo who created very good impression when winning by 18l here (2m2f, soft) on last month's debut; up in trip today; could be anything.

13/8

1st

11

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Trelawne

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Fifth foal; half-brother to a point winner; dam 3m1f chase winner for yard (RPR 103), half-sister to two winners; in good hands and the betting may be informative on debut (one of two newcomers for the stable).

10/1

OUR TIP

20/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 045

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown ability (including here) and he's the type to improve, but he needs a big step forward if he's to threaten on this fourth start.
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2nd

3

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Bonza Boy

11st 0lb

J: David Prichard

T: Jeremy Scott

Has shown ability (including here) and he's the type to improve, but he needs a big step forward if he's to threaten on this fourth start.

20/1

5th

6

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Bonza Boy

11st 2lb

Tailed off in a bumper on debut but he showed some ability when 20l fourth of 15 in maiden hurdle at Exeter (2m, soft; 250-1) three weeks ago; comes from a family with which Jeremy Scott has done well, and should progress with racing, but plenty to find with the penalised runners.

14/1

4th

3

16th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

12:30 Exeter

Bonza Boy

10st 12lb

J: David Prichard

T: Jeremy Scott

Half-brother to connections' 2m3f-2m7f hurdle winner Bonza Girl (RPR 120) but tailed off at 33-1 on last month's debut in Chepstow bumper (2m, soft) and has to leave that form miles behind.

66/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5-3431 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Built upon previous promise (including here on good to soft) when upped in trip and winning a Lingfield handicap (2m3f, heavy) three weeks ago; this unexposed 6yo is progressive and he's a key player under a 7lb penalty.
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8th

8

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Triple Trade

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Built on previous promise when winning Lingfield handicap (2m3f, heavy) in January but he was put firmly in his place when beaten at odds-on back in a novice at Exeter last time; flying higher here and will need a personal best.

16/1

3rd

2

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Triple Trade

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Built upon previous promise (including here on good to soft) when upped in trip and winning a Lingfield handicap (2m3f, heavy) three weeks ago; this unexposed 6yo is progressive and he's a key player under a 7lb penalty.

6/4

1st

5

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

16:08 Lingfield

Triple Trade

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Had excuses for defeat on sole run on heavy; improving over hurdles and although unable to pick up on handicap debut over 2m at Sandown (good to soft) he kept on steadily after the last, suggesting this sort of trip will suit (dam won at 2m1f on Flat and bred two stout stayers).

6/1

Form: 41-315 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who got off the mark at the second attempt over hurdles at Ascot (2m3f, good) in November; not disgraced when fifth in Cheltenham Listed race (2m4f, soft) in January; leading form claims under 7lb penalty in first-time tongue-tie.
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2nd

1

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:45 Market Rasen

Doctor Ken

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Bumper winner who got off the mark at the second attempt over hurdles at Ascot (2m3f, good) in November; hasn't built on that, well held in a tongue-strap last time, but he's had wind surgery since and should go well with conditions in his favour.

2/1

4th

1

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Doctor Ken

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Bumper winner who got off the mark at the second attempt over hurdles at Ascot (2m3f, good) in November; not disgraced when fifth in Cheltenham Listed race (2m4f, soft) in January; leading form claims under 7lb penalty in first-time tongue-tie.

2/1

1

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Warwick

Doctor Ken

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Market Rasen bumper winner (good to soft) who won his maiden hurdle at Ascot (2m3f, good), albeit at odds of 4-7 and not impressively; subsequently suffered a heavy defeat when 12-1 in Listed company at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) and now bids to bounce back from that in a first-time tongue-tie.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
£8,000 yearling; £20,000 3yo; seventh foal; half-brother to four winners including Halo Moon (bumper/chase; RPR 128) and Chantara Rose (2m5f hurdle; 118); dam bumper/hurdle winner (116); one of two newcomers for Kim Bailey; check betting, but Trelawne may be yard's first string under David Bass.
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7th

3

11th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:20 Exeter

Captain Rose

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Kim Bailey

Well held in the end but shaped with promise when fifth behind stablemate Trelawne (runs in previous race) on last month's debut here (2m2f, soft); likely to build on that performance at some stage.

14/1

5th

4

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Captain Rose

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

£8,000 yearling; £20,000 3yo; seventh foal; half-brother to four winners including Halo Moon (bumper/chase; RPR 128) and Chantara Rose (2m5f hurdle; 118); dam bumper/hurdle winner (116); one of two newcomers for Kim Bailey; check betting, but Trelawne may be yard's first string under David Bass.

16/1

Form: 48

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
There's potential in his pedigree and he was a promising fourth on debut in Chepstow bumper (2m, good to soft) in December; still very early days over hurdles and heavy ground may not have suited at Chepstow last month, but he failed to jump with fluency and was tailed off; a tongue-tie goes on today (wore a hood last time); others provide more solid options.
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10

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Pachacuti

11st 6lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Displayed improvement when second to odds-on stablemate at Exeter (2m, soft) last month, his third run over hurdles, but will need to take another good step forward in this deeper race.

14/1

11

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Taunton

Pachacuti

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: David Pipe

Second to an odds-on stablemate last time at Exeter (2m, soft), which represented a significant improvement on his first two runs over hurdles; this looks deeper.

10/1

2nd

6

25th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Pachacuti

11st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Promise in a bumper on his debut in December but beaten 40l+ in two novice hurdles; ran better than it looks here 12 days ago and should do better in time; yard also runs Kingofthewest.

14/1

Form: 2364

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Placed in both bumpers (2m, good) and another fair performance when a near-17l fourth of ten at Lingfield (2m4f, soft) recently on his second hurdle start; probably needs to improve to win this but can give a good account in a race lacking depth.
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2nd

5

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:00 Market Rasen

Urban Grit

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Placed in two bumpers on good going; best effort in novice hurdles when fourth at Leicester (soft); looks open to plenty of improvement now handicapping and back on forecast better ground; interesting.

7/2

7th

12

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Urban Grit

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Placed in both bumpers (2m, good) and another fair performance when a near-17l fourth of ten at Lingfield (2m4f, soft) recently on his second hurdle start; probably needs to improve to win this but can give a good account in a race lacking depth.

8/1

4th

11

25th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:20 Leicester

Urban Grit

11st 3lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Placed in good-ground bumpers at Huntingdon and Market Rasen before getting stuck in the mud at Haydock (heavy); conditions shouldn't be quite so demanding for his hurdling debut and he clearly has ability.

14/1

Form: 705

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
A couple of respectable efforts among his bumpers (including here last time) but hasn't shown enough to suggest he'll make an impact today.
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7th

9

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Taunton

Merry Monty

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Chris Down

No more than minor promise so far and will remain vulnerable in races of this nature; now hooded.

100/1

5th

5

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:08 Taunton

Merry Monty

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Showed nothing more than minor promise in bumpers and was tailed off when 150-1 for last month's hurdle debut at Exeter (2m2f, soft).

100/1

8th

6

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Merry Monty

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

A couple of respectable efforts among his bumpers (including here last time) but hasn't shown enough to suggest he'll make an impact today.

40/1

Form: 76

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Third of five in sole point but well beaten last month on first two rules starts (2m/2m4f, good to soft) and lots of improvement is needed.
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1st

9

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

17:15 Ayr

Stringtoyourbow

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

2nd

9

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:45 Newbury

Stringtoyourbow

10st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Well beaten on two of his three starts over hurdles but there was some promise at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in between; handicap debut and well worth a glance in the betting.

16/1

9th

9

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Stringtoyourbow

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Third of five in sole point but well beaten last month on first two rules starts (2m/2m4f, good to soft) and lots of improvement is needed.

40/1

Form: 36

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Encouraging third on debut at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in December before a lesser run at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft); today's longer trip on hurdle debut could be a plus but others have more compelling claims.
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6th

3

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

14:49 Newton Abbot

Dom Bosco

11st 6lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Tom George

5

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Dom Bosco

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Encouraging third on debut at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in December before a lesser run at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft); today's longer trip on hurdle debut could be a plus but others have more compelling claims.

12/1

6th

2

3rd Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Dom Bosco

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Just under 5l off the winner when one-paced at Ludlow (good to soft); he'll stay further when sent hurdling but is clearly a contender.

3/1

Form: 08

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Tailed off at big odds on his first two starts.
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6th

6

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:55 Wincanton

Saffron Tiger

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

Big odds when showing little in a bumper and two hurdle races.

100/1

8

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Saffron Tiger

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

Tailed off at big odds on his first two starts.

100/1

8th

8

2nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Saffron Tiger

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

Bred to be suited by this step up in trip but he was tailed off at 66-1 on his debut in a Wincanton bumper (1m7f, soft) on Boxing Day.

100/1

Form: 0-P7

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Won Irish maiden point in October 2020 but struggled on both starts for Paul Nicholls and same story on recent stable debut at Wincanton.
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7th

10

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:45 Wincanton

Tamgho Borget

10st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Didn't show any significant promise in three maiden/hurdles this season (1m7f-2m5f) but beat a now-useful hurdler when winning an Irish point in 2020; one to watch in the betting before today's chase/handicap debut.

10/1

9

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:18 Newcastle

Tamgho Borget

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Winning pointer; hasn't shown a great deal over hurdles but his point form was solid and he could prove a different proposition now going chasing over this longer trip on handicap debut.

6/1

10

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Tamgho Borget

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Won Irish maiden point in October 2020 but struggled on both starts for Paul Nicholls and same story on recent stable debut at Wincanton.

40/1

Form: 858

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten on all three starts and his trainer has far more obvious claims with Triple Trade.
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4

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:40 Wincanton

West Orchard

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Has not beaten many home in a bumper or three hurdle runs; bred to do much better at some point and this a more realistic assignment.

12/1

13

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

West Orchard

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Colin Tizzard

Soundly beaten on all three starts and his trainer has far more obvious claims with Triple Trade.

50/1

8th

12

22nd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:58 Taunton

West Orchard

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Struggled on bumper debut in October but his hurdle run at Ascot (2m3f, good) in November was much more encouraging, albeit he finished only fifth of six; needs to improve again here.

25/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Triple Trade

RP Ratings:

Doctor Ken

Daily Mail:

Bonza Boy

POSTDATA:

Triple Trade

WEST COUNTRY:

Triple Trade

Telegraph:

Triple Trade

Daily Mirror:

Triple Trade

The Sun:

Triple Trade

The Star:

Triple Trade

Daily Record:

Triple Trade

TOPSPEED:

Doctor Ken

The Times:

Doctor Ken

Daily Express:

Doctor Ken