March 04 / 15.05 Doncaster

15.05 Doncaster Soft

Virgin Bet Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 2m 0f 128y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 4m 21s
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Virgin Bet Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63

Form: 121 D

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Won his sole bumper (2m, good) and, having been a close second on October's hurdle debut at Stratford (2m, good), he went one better in a three-runner novice at Kempton (2m, good) the following month; slow ground beckons today and he carries a penalty, but he could continue to progress.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

1

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Call Of The Wild

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Sole defeat came at the hands of the now very smart handicapper Onemorefortheroad; not hard pressed to win small-field novices the last twice and it was good to see the latest runner-up win his next two, albeit minor events at odds-on; this stronger company should test his mettle but he's going the right way.

1st

1

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Call Of The Wild

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Alan King

Won his sole bumper (2m, good) and, having been a close second on October's hurdle debut at Stratford (2m, good), he went one better in a three-runner novice at Kempton (2m, good) the following month; slow ground beckons today and he carries a penalty, but he could continue to progress.

6/4

1st

1

22nd Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Kempton

Call Of The Wild

10st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Well-bred 4yo who created good impression when comfortably winning good-ground Huntingdon bumper by over 8l on debut in May; found useful rival just too strong when odds-on for last month's hurdle debut at Stratford (2m, good) but was clear of the others and remains very much of interest.

4/6

Form: 233

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Promise on first two starts (2m, good) before 9l third to Jonbon at Newbury (2m, good to soft) last time out in November; that form is working out well and he holds leading claims on his first run since a wind op.
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2nd

7

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Boombawn

10st 13lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Has won his last two from the front and Jack Andrews was aboard when he comfortably conceded weight to Hasty Parisian at Ffos Las (good) 16 days ago; fluent jumper who likes this ground and doesn't look too harshly treated.

15/2

1st

1

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:00 Ffos Las

Boombawn

11st 8lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

1st

2

21st Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:20 Southwell

Boombawn

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Flattered by finishing in such close proximity (within 9l) to Jonbon at Newbury on penultimate start, yet in the context of this race that was a pleasing effort; unable to land the odds at Doncaster (2m, soft) on return from wind surgery, but sets the form standard and should find these forecast drier conditions more favourable.

4/5

Form: P3

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won his sole point last May and, having been pulled up on his rules debut, he took a step in the right direction at Catterick in January; was still soundly beaten, however, and others have far stronger claims.
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2nd

5

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

15:43 Bangor-on-Dee

Harry Du Berlais

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Very unexposed 5yo who won easily on last spring's Irish point debut and displayed some promise when third in a novice hurdle in January; looks interesting on today's chase/handicap debut; market may guide.

7/2

3rd

5

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Harry Du Berlais

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Won his sole point last May and, having been pulled up on his rules debut, he took a step in the right direction at Catterick in January; was still soundly beaten, however, and others have far stronger claims.

25/1

3rd

5

26th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:40 Catterick

Harry Du Berlais

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Clearcut winner of a maiden point in Ireland last May; pulled up on his rules debut in novice hurdle at Market Rasen (2m5f, soft; 10-1) in December, but not before helping to take the field along at a strong pace; he's since had wind surgery and could prove a different proposition today.

9/1

Form: 710-63 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
AW bumper winner who was a fair third over C&D (good) last month on his second hurdle start, when racing freely in front; further improvement is possible but necessary to make a serious impact in this line-up.
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4th

4

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Creggan White Hare

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

AW bumper winner who was a fair third over C&D (good) last month on his second hurdle start, when racing freely in front; further improvement is possible but necessary to make a serious impact in this line-up.

11/1

3rd

4

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

Creggan White Hare

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Early bumper promise before winning one on AW; overfaced at Cheltenham last March and ran as if the run was needed when favourite on C&D hurdle debut for this yard two weeks ago; can play more of a part here.

11/2

6th

4

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

14:25 Doncaster

Creggan White Hare

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Delivered on earlier promise when winning AW bumper at Newcastle last February, and subsequent heavy defeat at Cheltenham Festival can easily be overlooked; makes hurdling debut after ten-month absence but no surprise if he features; owner-trained last season; now with Fergal O'Brien.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 36

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Encouraging runs late last year in his two bumpers (1m7f, good/good to soft); there's potential in his pedigree and he's open to improvement on hurdle debut, but he needs a sizeable step forward to threaten the top two.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:50 Hexham

Burrows Hall

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

9th

2

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle

Burrows Hall

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

Encouraging runs late last year in his two bumpers (1m7f, good/good to soft); there's potential in his pedigree and he's open to improvement on hurdle debut.

12/1

3

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Burrows Hall

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

Encouraging runs late last year in his two bumpers (1m7f, good/good to soft); there's potential in his pedigree and he's open to improvement on hurdle debut, but he needs a sizeable step forward to threaten the top two.

20/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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TOPSPEED:

Call Of The Wild

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Daily Record:

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Daily Express:

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