February 20 / 13.55 Newbury

13.55 Newbury

Soft

Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 4m 21s
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Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.67
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 13P D

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Took a step backwards at Ascot (2m5f) two months ago but has raced only three times and may still have more to offer; won bumper on debut, then finished third to smart Stage Star in novice hurdle at this venue (2m4f, good to soft); leading player on that course form.
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2nd

2

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

13:55 Newbury

Kincardine

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Flopped at Ascot two outings ago but has shown plenty of ability in his other three starts, the latest when making all over 2m+ here in February; stays this trip and should be firmly involved again.

2/1

1st

7

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Kincardine

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Took a step backwards at Ascot (2m5f) two months ago but has raced only three times and may still have more to offer; won bumper on debut, then finished third to smart Stage Star in novice hurdle at this venue (2m4f, good to soft); leading player on that course form.

9/4

3

17th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

13:10 Ascot

Kincardine

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Clear promise in two starts, winning bumper at Southwell in May then finishing third in novice hurdle at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) last month; although comfortably held in latter, he should still have more to offer.

7/2

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 12 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Held on for neck success in bumper here (2m, good; form has substance) on debut, then finished a close second in maiden hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f, soft); has made a solid start to his career and looks likely to progress further; appealing profile.
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5th

2

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Super Duper Sam

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

4th

4

14th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:00 Plumpton

Super Duper Sam

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

Just held on to win good-ground Newbury bumper on debut in November and has finished second on both hurdle starts, most recently when back at Newbury (2m, soft) three weeks ago; probably needs to improve to win but pedigree offers significant hope he'll be suited by the step up in trip.

7/2

2nd

11

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Super Duper Sam

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

Held on for neck success in bumper here (2m, good; form has substance) on debut, then finished a close second in maiden hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f, soft); has made a solid start to his career and looks likely to progress further; appealing profile.

2/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Largely consistent 1m handicapper on Flat last year for Chris Wall, including a soft-ground success (RPR 86); sold for 44,000gns since last run; however, may need a sharper 2m now hurdling.
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4th

5

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:11 Wetherby

Bucephalus

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Laura Young

Consistent miler on the Flat for Chris Wall; has taken well to hurdling, third at Newbury on debut and beaten only a neck at Huntingdon (2m, soft; headed towards finish) 16 days ago; open to further improvement, and an interesting contender as he moves in to handicaps.

11/4

2nd

4

6th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:10 Huntingdon

Bucephalus

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Laura Young

Consistent miler for Chris Wall and he handles soft ground; later bought for 44,000gns; didn't look a natural hurdler at Newbury (soft) so did well to be beaten only 10l and was 11l ahead of Accidental Legend; if finding greater fluency he should be bang there.

9/2

3rd

2

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Bucephalus

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Laura Young

Largely consistent 1m handicapper on Flat last year for Chris Wall, including a soft-ground success (RPR 86); sold for 44,000gns since last run; however, may need a sharper 2m now hurdling.

12/1

Form: 7

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Never figured in Doncaster bumper last month but may do much better with the experience under his belt and switched to hurdles; bred to do well over jumps.
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7th

3

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:03 Stratford

Accidental Legend

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has an attractive pedigree and has shown some ability across his three starts, but he hasn't threatened and needs a sizeable step forward.

20/1

6th

1

6th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:10 Huntingdon

Accidental Legend

11st 3lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Down the field in a bumper and when fourth in a maiden hurdle at Newbury (soft) he finished 11l off Bucephalus; placed at best unless he finds something from somewhere.

8/1

4th

1

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Accidental Legend

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Never figured in Doncaster bumper last month but may do much better with the experience under his belt and switched to hurdles; bred to do well over jumps.

10/1

20/1

Form: 6-9F4

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Showed some improvement in similar event at Uttoxeter (2m, good; finished fourth) last month but needs another step forward; may find better opportunities when handicapping.
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4

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Ez Tiger

11st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alex Hales

Beaten 16l+ in his qualifying runs and his most prominent display came on good ground; goes handicapping with much to prove but this is a bad race.

5/1

5th

4

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Ez Tiger

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Showed some improvement in similar event at Uttoxeter (2m, good; finished fourth) last month but needs another step forward; may find better opportunities when handicapping.

20/1

4th

4

29th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:13 Uttoxeter

Ez Tiger

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alex Hales

Mid-division in two bumpers; well held when falling two out in novice at Huntingdon (100-1) on hurdling debut; needs to improve.

25/1

Form: 5256

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner who has bits of encouraging rules form, most recently sixth at Fontwell (2m1f, good to soft) where he caught the eye in keeping on from a difficult position; possibilities if he takes well to first-time hood (replaces tongue-tie).
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2nd

3

25th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

Forward Plan

11st 9lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Anthony Honeyball

Improved for the removal of the hood and first return to a stayers' trip since his pointing days when a staying-on second on this month's Fontwell handicap debut (3m2f, good); 2lb rise leaves him with very little in hand, but may yet do better again, especially if cutting out the errors.

3/1

2nd

3

4th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

19:10 Fontwell

Forward Plan

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Irish point winner (3m) and runner-up in a Catterick bumper; has shown promise over hurdles, including when catching the attention of the stewards' here (2m2f maiden) in February; less effective in a hood (now removed) the last twice, but interesting to see how he fares now upped-in-trip.

9th

2

9th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:15 Fontwell

Forward Plan

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Irish point winner who has bits of encouraging rules form, including an eyecatching effort over C&D two runs ago, but gives the general impression he'll find better opportunities when sent into handicaps.

14/1

Form: 79

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Minor form in Plumpton bumper and beaten long way in Wincanton novice hurdle; yard has a much stronger chance with Super Duper Sam.
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10th

7

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:35 Wincanton

Glenview Beauty

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

Could be this represents a slightly easier assignment than either previous hurdles starts (one C&D), but present level of attainment yet to be determined having refused to settle on both occasions.

100/1

7th

12

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Glenview Beauty

10st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

Minor form in Plumpton bumper and beaten long way in Wincanton novice hurdle; yard has a much stronger chance with Super Duper Sam.

66/1

9th

8

3rd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:40 Wincanton

Glenview Beauty

10st 9lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

18-1, finished down the field on debut in Plumpton mares' bumper (2m1f, good to soft); probably best watched now tackling hurdles.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 694P

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest form at best in two bumpers and two maiden hurdles (3m/3m1f) for Laura Horsfall; drops back markedly in trip on debut for new yard; needs improvement.
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1st

9

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:18 Stratford

Ernie Bilko

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Modest so far but it was a Newbury maiden hurdle in which he made his debut for Richard Bandey and there could be some improvement lurking now sent into handicaps; watch the market.

8/1

8th

3

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Ernie Bilko

11st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Modest form at best in two bumpers and two maiden hurdles (3m/3m1f) for Laura Horsfall; drops back markedly in trip on debut for new yard; needs improvement.

66/1

5

10th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

13:05 Doncaster

Ernie Bilko

11st 3lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Laura Horsfall

Finished down the field in two bumpers and beaten about 22l when fourth of five finishers in maiden hurdle at Huntingdon (3m1f, good; 50-1) three weeks ago; needs to up his game.

16/1

100/1

Form: 7

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Only minor form in two Irish points and a Taunton bumper; others preferred.
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8th

7

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

19:50 Chepstow

Lord Bill

11st 6lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

2nd

8

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:08 Chepstow

Lord Bill

11st 1lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Grace Harris

Ran well to a point on hurdling debut at Newbury (2m, soft) in February but last month's Taunton run was a backward step and low-grade handicaps are probably on the agenda after this.

50/1

9th

8

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Taunton

Lord Bill

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Grace Harris

150-1 when tailed off in a Newbury maiden hurdle 22 days ago and hard to see him getting involved.

100/1

Form: 617-P6

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Bumper winner in France; weakened into a well-held sixth over C&D (soft) last time and still has underwhelming form in Britain but represents top connections and may yet do better; stable also runs Kincardine.
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6

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Horn Cape

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Nicky Henderson

Bumper winner in France; weakened into a well-held sixth over C&D (soft) last time and still has underwhelming form in Britain but represents top connections and may yet do better; stable also runs Kincardine.

7/1

6th

5

29th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

12:50 Newbury

Horn Cape

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Nicky Henderson

Bumper winner in France; has not lived up to expectations in Listed bumper at this venue and maiden hurdle at Exeter for top new connections, though latter effort can be excused (bad mistake at third flight put him out of it); should do better, barring errors.

14/1

7

16th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

12:30 Exeter

Horn Cape

10st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

French bumper winner (1m4f, very soft) who was sent off at just 7-2 in a Listed bumper at Newbury (2m, good to soft) on stable debut in February, when well beaten in seventh; however, he retains potential for his top connections and could be an entirely different proposition on this hurdle debut.

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Placed over 1m2f on second Flat start for Martyn Meade but subsequently regressed badly; tongue-tie applied on hurdles debut; best watched.
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9

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Lumination

11st 6lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Placed over 1m2f on second Flat start for Martyn Meade but subsequently regressed badly; tongue-tie applied on hurdles debut; best watched.

100/1

Form: 6/1-25 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Finished last of five at Kempton on Boxing Day but looks interesting on earlier form, notably AW bumper success (easily beat a useful sort) and second to nice type in novice hurdle at Warwick (2m, good).
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6th

9

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

15:30 Newbury

Robelli

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ian Williams

Caused 33-1 surprise when easily winning AW bumper in January, his second run, and made pretty good start to hurdling career when second at Warwick (2m, good) in November; took a backward step last on good to soft ground last time, though, and was recently withdrawn with soft ground deemed unsuitable.

10/1

10

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Robelli

11st 6lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Ian Williams

Finished last of five at Kempton on Boxing Day but looks interesting on earlier form, notably AW bumper success (easily beat a useful sort) and second to nice type in novice hurdle at Warwick (2m, good).

10/1

5th

6

26th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:45 Kempton

Robelli

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ian Williams

His bumper defeat of the now unbeaten hurdler Datsalrightgino makes for very good reading and it was a pleasing first run over hurdles at Warwick (2m, good) behind a promising one of Dan Skelton's; needs to raise his game to trouble the best of these but that's by no means out of the question.

8/1

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Kincardine

SPOTLIGHT:

Super Duper Sam

WEST COUNTRY:

Forward Plan

Daily Express:

Robelli

TOPSPEED:

Kincardine

POSTDATA:

Kincardine

LAMBOURN:

Kincardine

The Times:

Kincardine

Daily Mirror:

Kincardine

Telegraph:

Super Duper Sam

Daily Mail:

Super Duper Sam

The Sun:

Super Duper Sam

The Star:

Super Duper Sam

Daily Record:

Super Duper Sam