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Lodge Hotel At Newbury Racecourse Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2723
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 4m 10s
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Lodge Hotel At Newbury Racecourse Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made all for comfortable success in Irish point (yielding to soft) three months ago; subsequently sold for £170,000; wears hood on rules debut; new yard is 3-15 in bumpers this term; interesting contender.

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3rd

2

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Lookaway

11st 7lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Acts on soft; disappointing in major handicap at Newbury two months ago but very consistent otherwise this term and may well rebound provided he takes to first-time cheekpieces; Greatwood effort is strong form and he scored at this meeting two years ago (Grade 2 bumper).

16/1

16th

5

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Lookaway

11st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Front-runner; dual Grade 2 winner; has form figures of 11122 this term, runner-up on soft ground the last twice in major handicap at Cheltenham (2m) and Grade 1 novice here (2m4f); may still have further progress in him; solid contender.

11/1

Form: 17- D BF

Last run: 343 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Apparently "came back wrong" from his run at Warwick last March; made a winning debut at Southwell (soft) three months earlier and may yet confirm that promise; the form hasn't worked out well but he won easily; enters calculations on reappearance.

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3rd

4

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Warwick

Fame And Concrete

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Form dipped on good going last time; largely solid record on slow ground otherwise and there may still be progress to come from him, having had just two handicap attempts; possibilities if he takes well to first-time headgear.

7/2

8th

2

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Fame And Concrete

12st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Unraced on the forecast good ground and he's yet to transfer his useful bumper form to hurdles; however, he was a fair third of 12 behind an easy winner on last month's handicap debut at Lingfield (2m7f, good to soft), and is open to improvement.

3/1

3rd

1

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Lingfield

Fame And Concrete

12st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won bumper in late 2020; shown hurdle promise and although no match for penalised 127-rated rival at Newcastle 20 days ago (2m4f, soft) he kept on stoutly into second; looks sure to be suited by this longer trip on handicap debut if taking part (taken out of good-ground races in 2022).

6/4

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 532

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Form figures of 532 reflect that he's improving steadily, most recently second at Doncaster (good to soft) where he kept on having travelled well for a long way; withdrawn due to soft ground at Exeter last Sunday; heading in the right direction and has major claims on form.

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5th

11

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:30 Newbury

Nollyador

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Has yet to replicate his decent bumper form over hurdles and he was about 5l behind Future Investment at Taunton last time when the latter wasn't at his best; had a wind operation since then.

9/1

6th

10

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:00 Taunton

Nollyador

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Emma Lavelle

Displayed good form when placed in bumpers and it's still very early days over hurdles; things may click in this discipline at some point but he hasn't really shone in his first two attempts and improvement is needed.

8/1

6th

7

10th Jan 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 4

12:45 Doncaster

Nollyador

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Placed in three of his four bumpers and fair fifth despite a couple of jumping errors on hurdles debut at Aintree in December (2m1f, good to soft); now tongue tied; improvement likely and he has an each-way chance.

13/2

Form: 7

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest debut (well-held seventh) at Southwell ten weeks ago; may do better with the experience under his belt but stable appears to have a much stronger chance with Nollyador.

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3rd

2

31st Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:58 Warwick

Avalanche Peak

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Debut effort wasn't up to much but showed more at Newbury (soft) when running on to be fourth of ten runners, beaten about 6l; gives the impression that he'll stay well and might be vulnerable to sharper types; Joe Anderson also rode last time.

33/1

4th

3

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Avalanche Peak

11st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Modest debut (well-held seventh) at Southwell ten weeks ago; may do better with the experience under his belt but stable appears to have a much stronger chance with Nollyador.

20/1

7th

2

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:20 Southwell

Avalanche Peak

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Half-brother to fair Irish hurdle winner Definiteadare; dam well beaten both starts (bumper/hurdle) but is half-sister to useful jumpers Viva Steve and Dublin Four; stable has very respectable bumper strike-rate.

12/1

Form: 36

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Clear signs of ability in two races on good to soft ground, finishing 12l third at Uttoxeter then 14l sixth in big field at Exeter; however, probably needs improvement to get off the mark.

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7

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Awaythelad

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Ben Pauling

Beaten six times over hurdles (including two handicaps) before going 2-2 in the cheekpieces, winning easily at Ludlow before defying a penalty with an all-out defeat of Roger Pol at Leicester (2m4f, soft); likeable type who can run well but ultimately come up short.

16/1

1st

1

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:55 Leicester

Awaythelad

11st 8lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Took well to first-time cheekpieces at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) this month, opening his account at the tenth attempt; penalty is virtually offset by Beau Morgan's useful 5lb claim; leading player in the retained headgear.

2/1

1st

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:20 Ludlow

Awaythelad

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Nine-race maiden but he's been placed in four of his six hurdle runs including when 11l second behind a major improver in a Lingfield handicap (2m3f, good to soft) last month; effective in the mud and he's respected back in a maiden for in-form yard; cheekpieces added.

100/30

Form: 6 BF

Last run: 105 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Absent since finishing 6l sixth at Sandown (soft; started joint-favourite) in November; from a useful French family and represents top stable, so should be capable of improvement; shortlisted.

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0

2

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

15:35 Newton Abbot

Sandalwood

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

raced in second, pulled up quickly after 3 out

9/4

1st

3

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:15 Newton Abbot

Sandalwood

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader, led 3rd, headed after 3 out, led again when ridden before 2 out, clear when not fluent last, stayed on

9/4

4

31st May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:40 Warwick

Sandalwood

11st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

No match for easy winner when second at Plumpton this month, having refused to settle in first-time blinkers, but was first past the post in cheekpieces at Taunton (3m, good to soft; demoted to second) two starts ago and the cheekpieces are back on here; player if handling the forecast fast ground.

5/2

Form: 28

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner who collected a silver medal in big field at Warwick (soft) on rules debut; however, failed to back up that form at Southwell (never figured) last time; others are more appealing.

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6th

5

14th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Grand Knight

11st 0lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Sean Curran

Won a point in 2020 and came second in 17-runner Warwick bumper (soft) on rules debut in December but he's finished tailed off switched to hurdles in last three runs; still lightly raced and now goes handicapping but he needs a transformation on this step up in trip.

14/1

5th

4

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:10 Kempton

Grand Knight

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

9th

4

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

Grand Knight

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Sean Curran

Point winner who finished second in bumper on rules debut; has not matched that form in three runs since, latest switched to hurdles; others preferred.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising second of six in newcomers' event at Ffos Las (heavy) two months ago, his sole start for Sam Drinkwater; out of a bumper/Flat winner and looks open to any amount of progress; respected.

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12th

1

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Athgarvan

11st 0lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: B F Brookhouse

Runner-up on debut in Ffos Las bumper (2m, heavy) in December 2021; a lesser run followed at Newbury (2m, soft) two months later and he's been absent since (wind op in interim; now tongue tied); however, he has his first run for an up-and-coming yard and could tap back into initial promise.

25/1

8th

2

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Athgarvan

11st 5lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Ian Williams

Promising second of six in newcomers' event at Ffos Las (heavy) two months ago, his sole start for Sam Drinkwater; out of a bumper/Flat winner and looks open to any amount of progress; respected.

7/2

2nd

1

16th Dec 2021

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Athgarvan

11st 8lb

J: Danny Burton

T: Samuel Drinkwater

23,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam bumper/1m6f Flat winner (RPR 59); stable 3-26 in bumpers in the last five seasons.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

36,000euros foal, 80,000euros 3yo; dam 2m3f/2m5f hurdle winner, sister to hurdle/chase winner Quiet Thought, half-sister to winners Deep Sunset (bumper/hurdle/chase) and Glacial Sunset (bumper/hurdle); trainer is 2-16 in bumpers; check the betting.

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3

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:10 Market Rasen

Nightboat To Cairo

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Richard Spencer

Not beaten that far when fifth of seven in good-ground Huntingdon bumper in April, his second start, but will need to take a good step forward to trouble the principals on today's seasonal/hurdle debut.

25/1

5th

5

18th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:25 Huntingdon

Nightboat To Cairo

11st 1lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Spencer

9th

8

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Nightboat To Cairo

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Richard Spencer

36,000euros foal, 80,000euros 3yo; dam 2m3f/2m5f hurdle winner, sister to hurdle/chase winner Quiet Thought, half-sister to winners Deep Sunset (bumper/hurdle/chase) and Glacial Sunset (bumper/hurdle); trainer is 2-16 in bumpers; check the betting.

11/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam 1m4f/1m5f AQPS Flat winner, half-brother to 2m3f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Azrou D'Ex and 3m hurdle winner Galypso Clermont out of 1m4f AQPS Flat winner; yard is 4-33 in bumpers; market can guide.

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5th

6

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Hi Riko

10st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

He's on a handy mark on his best hurdle form but this inconsistent 11-race maiden was pulled up in January on his sole chase start and needs to be an entirely different proposition now back over fences.

20/1

7th

7

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Hi Riko

11st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Richard Hobson

0-8 over hurdles but came second on consecutive outings in the November (2m4f/2m3f) and put two poor performances behind him when fourth in first-time cheekpieces at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last month; has possibilities if in the right mood again here.

7/1

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Exacta £224.00
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Selections

The Times:

Lookaway

RP Ratings:

Fame And Concrete

Daily Express:

Sandalwood

POSTDATA:

Nollyador

SPOTLIGHT:

Athgarvan

Telegraph:

Lookaway

Daily Mail:

Lookaway

The Star:

Lookaway

The Sun:

Sandalwood

Daily Record:

Nollyador

WEST COUNTRY:

Fame And Concrete

Daily Mirror:

Fame And Concrete