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13:55 Newbury

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Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 4
  • 10 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

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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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2

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:20 Southwell

Kincardine

11st 13lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Returned to form with win in first-time cheekpieces at Exeter (2m, good to soft; first run after wind surgery) in April but was back in the doldrums at Ludlow last month; should be fine over today's trip but it's hard to predict whether he'll be in the right mood.

7/1

11th

8

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

19:00 Ludlow

Kincardine

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Pulled up on his first two starts this season but then landed 2m Exeter handicap on the back of a wind op (also cheekpieces on) four weeks ago; still low mileage so he's not taken lightly despite a 4lb rise.

4/1

1st

8

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Kincardine

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped right on occasions, made all, mistake 5 out, ridden and hard pressed from 2 out, mistake last, kept on well run-in

6/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 12 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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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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7th

3

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

17:20 Wincanton

Super Duper Sam

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent, ridden before 2 out, weakened approaching last

16/1

9th

12

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:05 Chepstow

Super Duper Sam

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

Won his only bumper; 0-6 over hurdles and he fell two out when disputing third in a handicap at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) on latest outing; arguably set to show his best form that day, so he needs improvement.

10/1

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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2nd

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Bucephalus

12st 0lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Fairly useful Flat-racer who came good over hurdles with clearcut success at Newbury (2m, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) last month; might be seen to even better effect if the ground dries out here; likely contender.

9/2

7th

8

(7)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:40 Doncaster

Bucephalus

8st 10lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Neil Mulholland

Scored comfortably off 5lb lower in this race 12 months ago (soft); recorded a heavy-ground win on latest hurdles start, which tees him up nicely for the return to this scenario; shortlisted.

11/2

1st

6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

14:25 Newbury

Bucephalus

11st 3lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Seen mostly on Flat; 0-6 over hurdles, with a solid record (five minor honours, three in handicaps) until he seemingly went to nothing from entering the final straight on heavy going at Fontwell 17 days ago; connections respond by having his tongue tied today and 7lb claimer is also enlisted.

16/1

Form: 7

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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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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1st

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Accidental Legend

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

made virtually all, briefly headed with one circuit to go, shaken up when not fluent 2 out, good jump last, kept on well run-in

4/1

2nd

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:05 Market Rasen

Accidental Legend

11st 9lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Recorded his fourth hurdle win when scoring at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in December and he's finished runner-up in both runs since, including a game effort when upped to 3m1f at Catterick last month; that latest form looks solid enough and he should have more to offer at staying trips; respected with cheekpieces reapplied.

11/4

2nd

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:50 Catterick

Accidental Legend

11st 9lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

disputing second

6/1

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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6th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:35 Market Rasen

Ez Tiger

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

took keen hold, prominent, mistake 3rd

8/1

4th

9

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Ez Tiger

10st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

led, increased tempo before 3 out

11/2

Form: 5256

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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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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3rd

10

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Forward Plan

10st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Second-season chaser who was highly progressive this winter, with a win and a near-miss at Doncaster (3m, good to soft/good) followed by a prestigious handicap victory at Kempton (3m, soft) where he stormed home to score; a 4lb rise isn't harsh and this improving 8yo is a strong candidate.

6/1

1st

7

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Forward Plan

10st 9lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Second-season chaser who went very close in major handicap at Doncaster (3m, good; off 4lb lower) most recently; won at same venue the time before; acts on soft; generally progressive and should go well again.

7/1

2nd

12

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Forward Plan

10st 9lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Progressive last season; out of the weights when well held on reappearance in the Badger Beer and off a 7lb lower mark than that day he came from behind to see off Mister Coffey over C&D (good to soft) in December; they only jumped ten of the 18 fences (none up the home straight) but a 4lb rise still seems very fair; has to be on the shortlist.

8/1

Form: 79

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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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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9th

12

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

Glenview Beauty

10st 3lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

Has run in a bumper and four hurdle races; handicap debut brought her closer in this discipline 16 days ago but she was still beaten 24l in that 2m race at Uttoxeter; no solid claims but the move up in trip can suit, judged on her pedigree.

25/1

6th

9

28th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:05 Uttoxeter

Glenview Beauty

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

always towards rear, well held when mistake 2 out

20/1

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

OUR TIP

Form: 694P

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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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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5th

6

14th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:40 Lingfield

Ernie Bilko

10st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Game winner on his handicap debut at Stratford in March 2022 (2m6f, good) but absent since; 3lb higher mark neither here nor there and he's had only six starts, so has hopes if he retains his ability after the absence.

6/1

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

100/1

Form: 7

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Only minor form in two Irish points and a Taunton bumper; others preferred.

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10

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

Lord Bill

10st 5lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Grace Harris

towards rear

10/1

7th

7

8th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

16:40 Southwell

Lord Bill

11st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

9/1

4th

8

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:40 Taunton

Lord Bill

10st 13lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Pulled up on his handicap debut first time back and then beaten 22l in a seller; opposable.

25/1

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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1st

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

13:30 Newcastle

Horn Cape

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

disputing second early, raced in second after 3rd, disputed lead and going best 2 out, shaken up to lead before last, 1 length ahead when left well clear last, pushed out run-in

7/4

2nd

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Horn Cape

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders on outer, not fluent 3rd, good jump and went second 2 out, challenging run-in, no extra final 110yds, no match for winner

15/8

1st

6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Horn Cape

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Won twice towards the end of last year, including over C&D on heavy, and his good form continued when runner-up at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) last month; remains on a career-high mark but he's a solid candidate.

7/4

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