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15:40 Hereford

Good To Soft

Royal Equestrian Bedding Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5827.22
  • 3m 1f 119y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 6m 33s
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Royal Equestrian Bedding Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00

Form: 3-25FP

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Winning chaser in France but has not been seen to best effect since coming to England, leading and falling three out when an odds-on favourite in the last of three hurdle races and then pulling up in a valuable 3m5f handicap chase at Warwick last time; has been found a good opportunity to open his account in this country.

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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Warwick

Grace A Vous Enki

11st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Last season was disappointing but he took a good step back in the right direction when third at Doncaster (3m, good) in February, despite racing rather lazily, and remains on a good mark.

7/2

3rd

4

22nd Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:25 Doncaster

Grace A Vous Enki

11st 6lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Has something to prove regarding his current form having failed to shine this season; however, this two-time novice hurdle winner (3m1f/2m7f, good to soft/good) could appreciate the return to hurdles (from fences), and he's not written off for his top stable.

6/1

5

2nd Jan 2023

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

15:00 Plumpton

Grace A Vous Enki

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual chase winner in France but has performed poorly in his two runs over British fences, latterly at Ludlow in November; on his return to hurdling he slipped up during the early stages; ground will be fine and he'll probably stay the trip, but he needs to turn things around.

10/1

Form: 535-0P D

Last run: 88 days

W: 10st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Three-times chase winner but tailed off and pulled up in that sphere on both starts this season; 0-4 over hurdles and is presumably back over hurdles to boost his confidence

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3rd

7

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:35 Hexham

Late Romantic

11st 12lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Reappeared with fair third at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in February and a failure to settle proved costly on heavy ground at Carlisle (3m, heavy) last month; each-way claims if bouncing back to form.

10/1

4th

7

19th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Late Romantic

11st 12lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ran okay at Wetherby behind two horses who ran at Cheltenham on Friday; this softer ground will be in his favour; chance.

8/1

3rd

4

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:55 Wetherby

Late Romantic

11st 12lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, prominent, ridden before 3 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

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Form: 83

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sent off at 125-1 at Exeter on his hurdling debut (2m5f, good to soft) but outran those odds, staying on well from an unpromising position to finish third of the 12 runners; should be wiser this time, greater stamina test should suit and looks the main threat to Grace A Vous Enki.

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1

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Lucky So And So

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

Dual point winner; returned to racing under rules with three non-completions this season but got back in the groove and ran game race when clear second to very progressive rival at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) this month; only 2lb higher here; must be considered.

3/1

2nd

7

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

Lucky So And So

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

Following a layoff he was pulled up in two handicap hurdles in the autumn and unseated rider at second flight on latest outing; hardly the percentage call at present.

40/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 345 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won five of his six points in Ireland but finished down the field on British debut in the valuable hunter chase at the Cheltenham Festival (3m2f, good to soft) last March; holds an entry in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at the Festival next month but that looks rather fanciful at this stage.

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4

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:40 Hereford

Mr Mantilla

10st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Won five of his six points in Ireland but finished down the field on British debut in the valuable hunter chase at the Cheltenham Festival (3m2f, good to soft) last March; holds an entry in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at the Festival next month but that looks rather fanciful at this stage.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £126.00
Straight Forecast £194.50
Trifecta £224.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Lucky So And So

SPOTLIGHT:

Grace A Vous Enki

Telegraph:

Mr Mantilla

WEST COUNTRY:

Lucky So And So

The Times:

Lucky So And So

Daily Express:

Lucky So And So

Daily Mirror:

Lucky So And So

The Sun:

Lucky So And So

RP Ratings:

Grace A Vous Enki

Daily Mail:

Grace A Vous Enki

Daily Record:

Grace A Vous Enki

The Star:

Mr Mantilla