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16:40 Doncaster

Soft

Virgin Bet Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 2m 3f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 4m 59s
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Virgin Bet Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 5

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart Flat performer for Rod Millman, up to June 2018, with four wins (1m-1m4f, peak RPR 106, has won on soft); understandably too free on last month's hurdling/stable debut, after such a mammoth absence, but still shaped with promise; more required to beat two of these but no surprise if he improves for the recent effort.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

4th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

15:00 Newton Abbot

Duke Of Bronte

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Rod Millman

Useful Flat performer for Rod Millman and now back with his former trainer after a brief stint with Dan Skelton, for whom he won a small-field novice hurdle at Doncaster before predictably struggling in a Grade 1 at Aintree; every chance back at this level even with a penalty.

11/8

13th

6

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Duke Of Bronte

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

1st

5

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Doncaster

Duke Of Bronte

11st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Smart Flat performer for Rod Millman, up to June 2018, with four wins (1m-1m4f, peak RPR 106, has won on soft); understandably too free on last month's hurdling/stable debut, after such a mammoth absence, but still shaped with promise; more required to beat two of these but no surprise if he improves for the recent effort.

4/1

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6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4-224 BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Yet to win and rather disappointing when favourite last time but previous C&D second points to his chance; receives 7lb from the top one and that puts him firmly into the mix.

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2nd

1

20th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:50 Carlisle

Ask The Doc

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Prominent racer who has turned in a series of creditable efforts over hurdles, last time finishing runner-up to a progressive sort in a five-runner event at Doncaster (2m3f, soft); now tried in a tongue-tie; the one to beat.

2/5

2nd

3

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Doncaster

Ask The Doc

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Oliver Greenall

Yet to win and rather disappointing when favourite last time but previous C&D second points to his chance; receives 7lb from the top one and that puts him firmly into the mix.

6/4

10

19th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

15:58 Wincanton

Ask The Doc

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Made the frame on last spring's Irish bumper debut and has also shown clear promise in all three hurdling starts for new stable this season (2m3f-2m4f); beaten odds-on favourite last time and now makes handicap debut in a good race but still enters calculations.

10/1

Form: 1-O12

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism at Newcastle in December and took another step forward when narrowly beaten at Wetherby latest; the way he stuck to his task there suggests he will benefit from this step up in trip; leading claims.

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2

5th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:55 Lingfield

Lupus Regem

12st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

2nd

4

8th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Lupus Regem

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

midfield, steady headway from 5th

6/1

3rd

1

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Doncaster

Lupus Regem

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Justified favouritism at Newcastle in December and took another step forward when narrowly beaten at Wetherby latest; the way he stuck to his task there suggests he will benefit from this step up in trip; leading claims.

6/5

Form: P-7

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown a great deal in two starts, the latest his hurdling debut in January, after more than a year off.

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4

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:16 Perth

Beep Beep

11st 7lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seems to be improving with experience, and was only beaten about 15l when third of four at Ludlow (2m5f, good) last month; upped in trip again for today's handicap debut and should have more to offer.

4/1

3rd

2

28th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:40 Ludlow

Beep Beep

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Soundly beaten on both hurdling starts, more recently when last of four finishers at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) this month; needs today's faster ground to show him in a much better light.

16/1

4th

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Doncaster

Beep Beep

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Hasn't shown a great deal in two starts, the latest his hurdling debut in January, after more than a year off.

33/1

Form: 12 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner and easy success at Catterick on British/hurdling debut; probably ran at least as well when second at Carlisle, when jumping a bit left; may prefer going this way round and leading claims.

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9th

9

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Silver Flyer

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Only 2lb higher than for his 3m win at Doncaster in December; inconsistent and last two efforts were nowhere near his best, but perhaps blinkers will do something for him (good and bad when tried in cheekpieces).

25/1

13

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Silver Flyer

10st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Donald McCain

Up and down this season and finished tailed off when favourite for a four-runner 3m handicap at Doncaster a month ago; this company is warmer than he's accustomed to and probably placed at best.

20/1

3rd

3

9th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:50 Doncaster

Silver Flyer

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Reappeared with promising second on handicap debut at Ayr (3m, good to soft) in October and bounced back from lesser run at Carlisle for a hard-fought win over this C&D (good) in December; this lightly raced 7yo could have more to offer for his good yard and is on the shortlist up 4lb.

5/1

Form: 267-4P

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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

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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

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Selections

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Silver Flyer

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