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13:42 Doncaster

Soft

Virgin Bet Free Bets For Winners Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 2m 0f 128y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 4m 9s
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Virgin Bet Free Bets For Winners Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.80
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 285U

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Debut bumper runner-up at Musselburgh (soft) last October; made a promising hurdles debut at Ayr (2m, soft); hard to know whether he would have improved on that at Kelso (2m, good) last time but he had joined the leader when unseating two out; no great surprise if he goes well.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Ginger Mail

10st 6lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Likeable 2m hurdler who beat Cracking Rhapsody at Kelso (soft) in January and chased him home in the Morebattle there (good to soft) last time; just as effective on this course but now needs to find something extra.

25/1

2nd

11

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Ginger Mail

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Went close at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in November and won four-runner handicap over this C&D (soft) in January; solid third of six over C&D (soft) last time but there's a suspicion today's task will prove too competitive.

33/1

3rd

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Ginger Mail

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Not at his best when tried in a visor at Cheltenham in December but sound efforts with today's headgear either side of that, last time winning four-runner event over C&D (soft, Cracking Rhapsody second, third just beaten at Catterick on Tuesday); a possible.

11/2

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15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Turf and AW Flat winner at up to 1m2f for Eve Johnson Houghton (RPR 89); plenty to like about his winning debut over hurdles (first run for this trainer) over C&D (good; Scudamore over 3l third) last month, when the headgear used by previous stable was discarded; penalised; likely improver.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:20 Newton Abbot

Ridgeway

10st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, not fluent 1st, not fluent 3 out, soon lost position and dropped to rear

6/1

6

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Ridgeway

11st 4lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, didn't jump with fluency, in rear, struggling when not fluent 3 out

10/1

2nd

1

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 4

19:15 Market Rasen

Ridgeway

12st 2lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, midfield, some headway when not fluent 5th, pushed along and went second after last (usual 4 out), ridden and no extra run-in

6/4

Form: 72

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third in two Irish points; raced freely when 7-2 on rules debut in a Catterick bumper (good to soft) in December, finishing over 12l seventh; again raced freely when making significant improvement to finish over 9l second at Wetherby (2m, soft; first-time hood) last month; could be a big player.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Cartonne

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Ended 2023 in excellent form, winning from the front at Doncaster (2m3f, good) and here (2m4f, soft); reeled in fairly comfortably at Ascot (2m5f, good) last month, though, and needs today's longer trip to enable further improvement.

16/1

6th

6

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Cartonne

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Ended 2023 in excellent form, winning from the front at Doncaster (2m3f, good) and Ludlow (2m4f, soft); didn't fire when upped to 2m7f at Musselburgh last month but further progress remains possible if he's back on song .

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost £6,500 last spring; fifth foal; half-brother to three winners, two of them in both hurdles and chases; dam unraced half-sister to 1m7f AQPS Flat/useful Irish 2m-2m1f jump winner Narquois; best placing of fourth in three Irish points; probably best watched on rules debut.

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9th

14

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:25 Perth

Goguenard

10st 7lb

J: Cian Chester

T: D J Jeffreys

Very effective in the mud as he showed in winning three of his first four handicaps (2m3f-2m6f; raced prominently); ground described as good to soft, soft in places) was reportedly too quick for him when below par at Chepstow; it could be a similar scenario here.

14/1

11th

10

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:40 Chepstow

Goguenard

10st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Improving 8yo who is 3-4 since switched to handicaps, the latest win gained at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) last month; usually races prominently and is likely to give this a good shot.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual 1m4f AW winner last winter when with Mick Channon (RPR 93); placed on soft ground on the Flat, where he stays at least 1m6f; certainly of interest in terms of his Flat ability, if he can transfer that to this code on his hurdles/stable debut; market can guide.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Galahad Threepwood

11st 11lb

J: Maj Will Kellard

T: Ben Pauling

Edged home off 1lb lower at Doncaster last March (2m3f, good) but he suffered a heavy fall next time and hasn't got his mojo back in three subsequent starts; however, didn't run too badly last time at Huntingdon and cheekpieces could give him a lift.

12/1

Form: 267-4

Last run: 292 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed promise, particularly on debut in a Musselburgh bumper (good to soft) last season, when with Stuart Crawford; changed hands for £16,000 last September; pedigree suggests he will be better for a stiffer test of stamina but not written off on hurdles debut.

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0

3

31st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 130y

17:40 Galway

Largy Gift

12st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Mark Fahey

Showed promise in bumpers for Stuart Crawford before brief stint in Britain for Neil Mechie, notably winning modest Uttoxeter maiden hurdle in June (good-to-soft) on returning from 474-day absence; interesting to see if he can back that up here on handicap debut.

12/1

1st

4

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

17:25 Uttoxeter

Largy Gift

11st 4lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Neil Mechie

Showed promise in bumpers when trained in Ireland but was pulled up in two novice hurdles for new stable last year and it takes a big leap of faith to support him on this first start for 474 days.

66/1

6

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Doncaster

Largy Gift

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Neil Mechie

Ability in bumpers but was pulled up on recent stable/hurdling debut; hood now fitted.

40/1

Form: 3

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual AW Flat winner at up to 1m6f for Ivan Furtado (RPR 74); made a promising debut over hurdles over C&D last month, weakening after the last, when over 3l third behind the reopposing Ridgeway; has a 7lb pull for that and is entitled to consideration.

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7th

1

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:45 Huntingdon

Scudamore

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

towards rear

3/1

Form: 7/

Last run: 1096 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal of a 2m-2m2f hurdle winner; 80-1 on debut in a Newcastle AW bumper, when beaten 30l, three years ago to the day; can only watch.

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6

27th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:50 Cartmel

Zanevsky

11st 4lb

J: John Kington

T: Stella Barclay

midfield, mistake 1st, not fluent 2nd, lost position 4th, became detached 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

100/1

7

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:12 Warwick

Zanevsky

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Stella Barclay

Three-figure odds when pulled up on hurdling debut at Doncaster (2m, soft) last month; can only be watched for now.

66/1

8

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:42 Doncaster

Zanevsky

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Stella Barclay

First foal of a 2m-2m2f hurdle winner; 80-1 on debut in a Newcastle AW bumper, when beaten 30l, three years ago to the day; can only watch.

50/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ridgeway

RP Ratings:

Cartonne

The Star:

Ginger Mail

The Times:

Galahad Threepwood

POSTDATA:

Cartonne

The Guardian:

Cartonne

Daily Record:

Cartonne

Telegraph:

Ridgeway

Daily Mail:

Ridgeway

Daily Express:

Ridgeway

Daily Mirror:

Ridgeway

The Sun:

Ridgeway