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16:10 Hereford

Soft

Central Roofing Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6753.04
  • 2m 3f 147y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 5m 7s
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Central Roofing Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 30-324 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Maiden; in the frame in five of six hurdling starts and runner-up to a subsequent winner two starts ago; every chance on that effort but didn't really build on it when fourth at Chepstow 12 days ago.

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1st

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Eaton Collina

11st 11lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Front-runner who won two in a row towards the end of last season and capitalised on the drop back in trip when winning easily over C&D (soft) four weeks ago; up 7lb but can make another bold bid and he's respected.

2/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 4-664U

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner; consistent over hurdles and may have finished second at Exeter latest, but for unseating; 0-10 in this discipline and probably needs to find some improvement to gain a first success.

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1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Very well suited by this C&D and good ground but returned from break with a disappointing effort (albeit without usual cheekpieces) three weeks ago and, even if back on song, probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

14/1

6

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Nickelsonthedime

11st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Not at his best last time at Warwick (3m1f) but was having a very solid season up until then, albeit at about 3m+; this drop in distance is a big enough concern to look elsewhere.

20/1

5th

1

25th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

disputed lead, outpaced 3 out, weakened before 2 out

11/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-2P2

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Couldn't handle going left-handed at Stratford two starts ago but runner-up in her other two hurdling efforts, the latest over 2m5f+ here last month; that form nothing special and more required on handicap debut.

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7th

2

29th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

I Spy A Diva

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

prominent

11/2

1st

3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Warwick

I Spy A Diva

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Began last season with three wins on good/good to firm (2m3f-2m5f) and, following a break, took form to new level when third in Cheltenham Listed race (2m4f, good) last month; might still be improving; respected.

11/2

3rd

4

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

I Spy A Diva

11st 2lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Won two novices (2m5f/2m3f) and a 3m handicap earlier in the season and it wasn't her first below-par run on soft ground when well held in a Kempton handicap over Christmas; has no doubt been held back for a spring campaign and could run well.

16/1

Form: 2-5532

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Maiden; gradually getting closer over hurdles and runner-up at Musselburgh last month; that was an uncompetitive novice event and probably needs improvement on handicap debut, although that is more than possible.

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2nd

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

17:15 Cartmel

Mexican Boy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: J J O’Shea

Maiden; second in a Southwell handicap chase last November (2m; RPR 101) but fell on latest two attempts and has left Olly Murphy; new trainer (also runs The Creadan Rogue) has good record in these races; market a help.

6/1

5

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Taunton

Mexican Boy

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

in rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 7th, some headway before 13th, in touch with leaders 14th, soon shaken up

11/2

8

31st Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

16:25 Wetherby

Mexican Boy

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Runner-up at Southwell (2m, good) last November and his half-brother Mance Rayder has won at up to 3m4f; however, no threat when fifth over 2m the last twice and the suitability of this step up in trip is questionable.

12/1

Form: 742P64

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Maiden; worth another shot at this sort of trip after keeping on when fourth over 2m here latest but definitely needs a deal more.

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11th

2

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:05 Hereford

Chantilly Haze

11st 2lb

J: Mr Lewis Gordon

T: Phillip Dando

Runner-up twice last term but ran to minor RPRs both times; exposed mare whose record is now 0-24; set for another supporting role.

25/1

9

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Newton Abbot

Chantilly Haze

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Runner-up in two of her last three starts but now 0-23 in career; likely to be in the mix but vulnerable again as she seeks a first win.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 553-33 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Has threatened more than he has produced so far over hurdles; saw out the race better at Exeter two weeks ago and application of cheekpieces could offer some help; usually travels well in his races.

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6th

7

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Hope You Do

11st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Has threatened more than he has produced so far over hurdles; saw out the race better at Exeter two weeks ago and application of cheekpieces could offer some help; usually travels well in his races.

4/1

3rd

6

2nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:40 Exeter

Hope You Do

11st 6lb

J: Jack Martin

T: Philip Hobbs

Winner of 1m3f French bumper in 2020; showed early promise over hurdles but a skewed jump two out when travelling well on handicap debut here in November cost him dear (2m, good); slight query about this extra distance but is still one of the more likely ones.

2/1

3rd

2

21st Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:00 Exeter

Hope You Do

11st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

French bumper winner; 0-3 in maiden hurdles for new stable, most recently third at Chepstow (2m, good) in April; open to progress now handicapping and looks an interesting contender.

7/2

Form: -4200P

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Maiden; runner-up in a Worcester maiden last May (for Nigel Twiston-Davies) but has shown very little in three starts for this yard.

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6th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Sinister Minister

11st 6lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Sheila Lewis

Generally in good form this season, and rallied well to open his account at Bangor (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; will be fine on today's faster ground and is evidently in good heart but his poor record on right-handed tracks is a worry here.

5/2

1st

6

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Sinister Minister

10st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Sheila Lewis

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly before 7th, ridden and headed before 2 out, rallied and led again when mistake last, kept on well run-in

11/2

Form: 211FF7

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Beat two rivals at Ludlow on British debut last October but fell on next two starts and well beaten at Ffos Las recently; bit to prove.

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0

6

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Canford Light

11st 6lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Well beaten in 2m Chepstow handicap in October, after a long absence, and did not achieve a great deal when remote second in a seller over that trip here the following month (first-time cheekpieces); revival needed.

25/1

Form: 9932

Last run: 177 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; runner-up over hurdles last August and won two of three points subsequently (below best latest); British/handicap debut and betting may indicate what confidence lies behind his chance.

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2nd

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Coastguard Station

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 7th, good headway after 3 out, led after 2 out, hung left approaching last, kept on but headed final strides

6/1

1st

2

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Coastguard Station

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Ended 2023 on a low note but returned to form with creditable second in stronger race than this at Ascot (2m1f, good) last month, despite jumping left throughout; back on a left-handed track today and remains on a good mark; good chance.

13/8

2nd

6

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Coastguard Station

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

jumped left throughout, took keen hold, held up in rear, dropped to last before 3rd, headway after 3 out, kept on well run-in, went second towards finish

9/1

Form: 3-174

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

It was only a claimer he won at Ludlow in December but ran quite well in a Doncaster handicap latest; stout stayer on the Flat so may well benefit from this longer trip; not dismissed.

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10th

10

(8)

12th Oct 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Overhaugh Street

9st 4lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Ed de Giles

always towards rear

25/1

11th

17

(4)

28th Sep 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:55 Nottingham

Overhaugh Street

8st 2lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Ed de Giles

dwelt start, always towards rear

25/1

7th

11

(8)

15th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

16:37 Pontefract

Overhaugh Street

9st 5lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Ed de Giles

held up in rear, pushed along about five wide over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out

14/1

Form: 34

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Just three career starts; bought for £60,000 after finishing second in an Irish point and in the frame in both British novice hurdles; beaten a long way latest but that was a strong contest; handicap debut and worth a market check with a tongue-strap fitted.

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2nd

7

20th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 4

14:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Robin Des Fox

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Oliver Signy

prominent

16/1

6

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

12:50 Wetherby

Robin Des Fox

11st 6lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Oliver Signy

Runner-up a few times (point/hurdles); however, not in much form in two outings (chase/hurdle) this season; subsequently had a second wind surgery, which needs to prompt a revival.

10/1

6

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Lingfield

Robin Des Fox

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Runner-up in a couple of maiden hurdles (2m4f-3m; Ludlow and Sedgefield) either side of wind surgery; fluffed his lines on rules chasing debut at Hexham (3m, soft; 11-4); switches back to the smaller obstacles for handicap (hurdles) debut.

10/1

Form: 5432

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Last month's handicap debut, after wind surgery and with a tongue-strap fitted, saw him narrowly beaten by a well-handicapped rival; up 4lb but clearly one for the shortlist.

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8

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:15 Ludlow

Smoking Pigeon

11st 5lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Low-mileage 9yo whose jumping improved as the race went on at Huntingdon and ran out a 5l winner (2m7f, good to soft); still unexposed over fences but his overall record is patchy and he faded into a well-held fifth at Kempton (3m, good) last time; returns after a short break but he comes with risks attached.

5/1

5th

7

10th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Kempton

Smoking Pigeon

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Low-mileage 9yo whose jumping improved as the race went on at Huntingdon and ran out a 5l winner (2m7f, good to soft); 6lb higher this time in what looks a better race, but needs considering.

100/30

1st

3

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:30 Huntingdon

Smoking Pigeon

11st 10lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Placed in two soft-ground handicap hurdles in early part of last year (2m3f here/2m5f) and made quite promising seasonal/chase debut when third here (2m4f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; remains lightly raced for his age and could have untapped potential at around 3m.

4/1

Form: 8-0545

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Maiden; pick of three hurdling efforts when fifth at Market Rasen in the first of them; hasn't backed that up but handicap debut, after wind surgery, might offer him the chance to do so.

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0

1

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

13:40 Ludlow

Braganza Bay

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

midfield, not fluent 1st, soon lost ground, not fluent 4th

7/2

1st

4

24th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Braganza Bay

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

in rear, headway 8th, led approaching last, ran on well

9/2

6th

6

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:45 Ffos Las

Braganza Bay

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

jumped right on occasions, raced in second, jumped right and lost second 4 out, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

7/1

Form: F16399 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Chepstow winner in November (off 1lb lower) but three of his four subsequent runs have been well below that level; blinkers need to inspire a return to his best.

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8

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:50 Hereford

Kenyan Cowboy

10st 7lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Neil King

Won over hurdles in 2021 but has badly lost his way since last winter; pulled up over hurdles in refitted cheekpieces at Chepstow yesterday.

33/1

13

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Kenyan Cowboy

10st 2lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Neil King

led

33/1

Form: 49U76

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish point last May; not much to show for three hurdling attempts but kept on steadily over 2m at Ludlow in the latest of them; conceivable he could do better back up in trip on handicap debut.

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10th

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Outback Frontiers

11st 5lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

Won run-of-the-mill Chepstow maiden (2m, good) in April 2022, but absent since disappointing handicap run the following June and will probably not be ideally suited by the forecast soft ground.

33/1

Form: 36-317

Last run: 245 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Stratford winner last May (2m6f, good) but well beaten the following month and absent since; still 4lb above the winning mark.

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2nd

4

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:53 Stratford

Always Able

11st 5lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Just 1-14 over hurdles but the win was gained over C&D (good to soft; last May) and she returns here after a good effort in defeat at Hereford (2m5f, soft) two weeks ago; fine on good ground; respected.

3/1

2nd

5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:51 Hereford

Always Able

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Matt Sheppard

Showed staying qualities to win over this trip at Stratford (good to soft) last May and she might have needed the run after a break when 6l fourth of 12 over C&D two weeks ago; far more persuasive than most.

7/2

4th

4

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Always Able

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Matt Sheppard

Had dropped a few pounds when showing staying qualities to win over 2m6f at Stratford (good to soft) last May but was beaten a long way the following month; soft ground probably not ideal on return from layoff.

8/1

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Exacta £225.00
Straight Forecast £215.10
Tricast £961.00
Trifecta £1042.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Hope You Do

Telegraph:

I Spy A Diva

SPOTLIGHT:

Smoking Pigeon

Daily Mail:

Eaton Collina

LAMBOURN:

Robin Des Fox

Daily Record:

Mexican Boy

The Times:

Braganza Bay

RP Ratings:

Chantilly Haze

TOPSPEED:

Kenyan Cowboy

Daily Express:

Nickelsonthedime

The Star:

I Spy A Diva

WEST COUNTRY:

Hope You Do

The Sun:

Hope You Do

The Guardian:

Smoking Pigeon

Daily Mirror:

Eaton Collina