March 04 / 16.05 Newbury

16.05 Newbury

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Play Pick 6 At BetVictor Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5609.38
  • 3m 0f 52y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 6m 16s
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Play Pick 6 At BetVictor Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 5-64P5 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Veteran whose last win was over C&D but that was in 2018; has not greatly threatened to add to that over the last year but his two runs this winter were over inadequate 2m1f and 1m7f, in a claimer last time; return to this trip should help.
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7th

7

13th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell

Vive Le Roi

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Tony Carroll

1st

11

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Vive Le Roi

10st 1lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Tony Carroll

Veteran whose last win was over C&D but that was in 2018; has not greatly threatened to add to that over the last year but his two runs this winter were over inadequate 2m1f and 1m7f, in a claimer last time; return to this trip should help.

25/1

5th

7

2nd Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:15 Leicester

Vive Le Roi

11st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Tony Carroll

Veteran, on a long losing run; pulled up after an absence at Fontwell (2m2f) on Boxing Day and today's further drop in distance is far from certain to suit; opposable.

14/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 0/P-73 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Good servant down the years but below his best on the Flat last summer and same story back over hurdles for last two starts; even so, latest third at Huntingdon showed he can be thereabouts given his reduced mark.
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16th

13

(1)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Who Dares Wins

8st 11lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Alan King

midfield, ridden and weakened over 2f out

33/1

7th

10

(14)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Who Dares Wins

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Alan King

took keen hold, prominent, shaken up and edged right over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

20/1

12th

1

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

16:29 Haydock

Who Dares Wins

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

9/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 8-4358 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Had wind surgery last June; his chasing career has faltered, which sees him back hurdling for first time since March 2020 and off a good mark if he regains the spark; acts on soft.
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7th

12

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Haydock

Hurricane Harvey

10st 8lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

6th

4

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

16:29 Haydock

Hurricane Harvey

11st 4lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

3rd

6

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Hurricane Harvey

11st 5lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Had wind surgery last June; his chasing career has faltered, which sees him back hurdling for first time since March 2020 and off a good mark if he regains the spark; acts on soft.

9/1

Form: 1P-2P4

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
2m3f novice wins on heavy and soft at Taunton last winter; has not built on that in handicaps this season but he took minor honours at 2m3f and 2m6f on two of those starts; good chance he will stay 3m but he may also need a lift from today's first-time headgear.
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4th

3

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Stellar Magic

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

2m3f novice wins on heavy and soft at Taunton last winter; has not built on that in handicaps this season but he took minor honours at 2m3f and 2m6f on two of those starts; good chance he will stay 3m but he may also need a lift from today's first-time headgear.

6/1

4th

3

19th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

15:58 Wincanton

Stellar Magic

11st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

Dual novice winner last winter and made pleasing seasonal/handicap debut when second at Haydock (2m3f, soft) in December; never travelling after an early jumping error at Ascot last month but can play a significant role here if all goes to plan.

5/1

4

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

13:45 Ascot

Stellar Magic

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

2-3 in novice hurdles last term (had an excuse for the defeat); solid effort in Haydock handicap (2m3f, soft; clear second off 4lb lower) on reappearance; looks the type to improve further; respected.

9/2

Form: U-4414 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Back hurdling on all three starts for new trainer; 7l win at Huntingdon was a return to his best and he was a close fourth over C&D off today's 10lb higher mark three weeks ago, both on good to soft but he's also gone well on soft and heavy; firmly in the each-way picture.
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3rd

9

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Risk And Roll

10st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Risk And Roll

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

Has made a successful return to hurdling since joining James Evans, winning easily at Huntingdon and backing that up with a good effort off this mark at Newbury next time; however, not so good back at Newbury on Friday.

8/1

5th

4

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Risk And Roll

11st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

Back hurdling on all three starts for new trainer; 7l win at Huntingdon was a return to his best and he was a close fourth over C&D off today's 10lb higher mark three weeks ago, both on good to soft but he's also gone well on soft and heavy; firmly in the each-way picture.

6/1

Form: /6U-92

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Useful on Flat; had never made much impact in handicap hurdles until his second of eight over C&D (good to soft) three weeks ago; respected.
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9th

9

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

16:29 Haydock

Coeur De Lion

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

6th

8

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Coeur De Lion

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Useful on Flat; had never made much impact in handicap hurdles until his second of eight over C&D (good to soft) three weeks ago; respected.

7/2

2nd

8

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Coeur De Lion

10st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Useful on Flat, including winning the Ascot Stakes in 2020, and twice ran well from four attempts in that sphere in 2021; has never made much impact in handicap hurdles, including here in December, and he was last of four on AW Flat last month, so others are more persuasive.

13/2

Form: 322/26

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Useful Flat stayer; back hurdling twice over 2m3f at Wetherby this winter, running creditably on first occasion; not disgraced in a Flat run last month but he's since left Ben Haslam; runner-up in summer 2019 on both his attempts at 3m and may have more to give as stayer in this discipline.
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14th

13

(16)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Solo Saxophone

8st 7lb

J: J F Egan

T: Alex Hales

7th

5

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Solo Saxophone

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Alex Hales

Useful Flat stayer; back hurdling twice over 2m3f at Wetherby this winter, running creditably on first occasion; not disgraced in a Flat run last month but he's since left Ben Haslam; runner-up in summer 2019 on both his attempts at 3m and may have more to give as stayer in this discipline.

16/1

Form: 03-643 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
One win in each of the last four years; had a third breathing operation after reappearance this term and has not found his form yet but he's now 7lb below the mark he won off last January; also put up a pretty bold show at last year's Cheltenham Festival; not dismissed.
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8th

10

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Potters Hedger

10st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Lucy Wadham

One win in each of the last four years; had a third breathing operation after reappearance this term and has not found his form yet but he's now 7lb below the mark he won off last January; also put up a pretty bold show at last year's Cheltenham Festival; not dismissed.

11/1

3rd

4

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 3

15:52 Fakenham

Potters Hedger

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Lucy Wadham

Last win (3m, heavy) came just over a year ago and he can compete off a 4lb lower mark here; might have needed the run after a third breathing operation when fourth of eight in the same race at Haydock last month; big player if building on that; first and second in two previous outings here.

4/1

4th

5

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:10 Haydock

Potters Hedger

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Lucy Wadham

Visored first time, instead of other headgear, when he followed a heavy defeat to win this race (heavy) last year with a late lunge; has a 2lb lower mark today and although making less of an impact since and beaten a long way behind Teescomponents Lad in November on reappearance, he had wind surgery soon afterwards; also now reverts to blinkers; case can be made.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 10-3PP D

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
All went well as a staying novice last season until a laboured show in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; his two runs over fences this season (blinkered on second occasion) continued in downbeat fashion, as did his return to hurdling on Boxing Day; needs to emerge from under a heavy cloud.
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9th

1

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Barbados Buck’s

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

All went well as a staying novice last season until a laboured show in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; his two runs over fences this season (blinkered on second occasion) continued in downbeat fashion, as did his return to hurdling on Boxing Day; needs to emerge from under a heavy cloud.

14/1

7

26th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 2

14:38 Wincanton

Barbados Buck’s

11st 6lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

All went well as novice last season until a laboured show in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; his two runs over fences this season have continued in downbeat fashion, wearing blinkers last time; back hurdling in effort to reignite the spark and it's too early to write him off.

15/2

3

10th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

12:40 Cheltenham

Barbados Buck’s

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Laboured in the Albert Bartlett here on final start last season and it was a similar story on chase debut at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) where his jumping was sloppy; progressive otherwise and may be able to resume his improvement with blinkers now applied; by no means written off.

5/1

Form: 5-281O D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Readily made all at Plumpton (3m1f, good; acts on soft) in January; no penalty at Doncaster ten days later and most of the hurdles were omitted but they still managed to get the better of him as he ran out at what's usually the fifth last; ridden by Nathan Brennan for both of those starts; 7lb higher and he's not the most reliable.
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10th

7

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Scarpia

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Readily made all at Plumpton (3m1f, good; acts on soft) in January; no penalty at Doncaster ten days later and most of the hurdles were omitted but they still managed to get the better of him as he ran out at what's usually the fifth last; ridden by Nathan Brennan for both of those starts; 7lb higher and he's not the most reliable.

6/1

7

10th Feb 2022

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Scarpia

11st 1lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Nicky Henderson

Tailed off at Hereford at the turn of the year but back on track with a bang when readily making all at Plumpton (3m1f, good) under Nathan Brennan ten days ago, seemingly well suited by a combination of more positive tactics and less testing ground; escapes a penalty as that was a conditional jockeys' event so he'll take a bit of stopping if in the same form.

9/4

1st

6

31st Jan 2022

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:10 Plumpton

Scarpia

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Nicky Henderson

Won Fontwell maiden (2m1f, soft) last March and was a close second on his handicap debut at Ascot (2m5f) last month but he finished tailed off when upped to 3m1f at Hereford last time; only 2lb higher than for his penultimate run but he has a mixed record over hurdles and comes with risks attached.

8/1

Form: 511

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Made debut in only November; won at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) on hurdling debut and kept on relentlessly to get up close home in another novice hurdle at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) next time; withdrawn when the ground was soft at Ascot two weeks ago; promising stayer, one to consider seriously on this handicap debut.
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3

13th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell

Guerlain De Vaux

11st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

9

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Guerlain De Vaux

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

Made debut in only November; won at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) on hurdling debut and kept on relentlessly to get up close home in another novice hurdle at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) next time; withdrawn when the ground was soft at Ascot two weeks ago; promising stayer, one to consider seriously on this handicap debut.

5/1

4

19th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Guerlain De Vaux

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

Made debut in only November; won at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) on hurdling debut and kept on relentlessly to get up close home in another novice hurdle at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) next time; promising stayer, one to consider seriously on this handicap debut.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £2180.00
Straight Forecast £1687.50
Tricast £20128.50
Trifecta £24564.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Guerlain De Vaux

Telegraph:

Coeur De Lion

WEST COUNTRY:

Stellar Magic

TOPSPEED:

Who Dares Wins

The Star:

Scarpia

POSTDATA:

Risk And Roll

RP Ratings:

Vive Le Roi

LAMBOURN:

Guerlain De Vaux

The Guardian:

Guerlain De Vaux

Daily Mirror:

Guerlain De Vaux

The Times:

Stellar Magic

Daily Mail:

Coeur De Lion

The Sun:

Coeur De Lion

Daily Record:

Coeur De Lion

Daily Express:

Who Dares Wins