March 05 / 15.37 Newbury

15.37 Newbury

Soft

BetVictor Non-Runner-No-Bet At Cheltenham Seniors’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10510.78
  • 2m 4f 118y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 5m 18s
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BetVictor Non-Runner-No-Bet At Cheltenham Seniors’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: -78691 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Combination of aiming lower and a serious drop in the weights paid off when a ready winner at Market Rasen 25 days ago (2m4f, good to soft; has won on soft); back up 3lb in a more competitive race but he should be involved if taking another step back to his old form.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Bold Plan

11st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Has returned to form with a vengeance, winning handicaps over this trip at Market Rasen (good to soft) and Newbury (soft) and both times with a bit in hand; back up the weights but not by much and he's defied 5lb higher in the past; strong claims.

5/1

1st

5

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:37 Newbury

Bold Plan

11st 5lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Combination of aiming lower and a serious drop in the weights paid off when a ready winner at Market Rasen 25 days ago (2m4f, good to soft; has won on soft); back up 3lb in a more competitive race but he should be involved if taking another step back to his old form.

5/1

1st

1

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:00 Market Rasen

Bold Plan

11st 12lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Has struggled to get competitive on his four starts this season (all over hurdles) but he continues to tumble down the weights and he's taking a big drop in grade today; not ruled out.

3/1

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7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 164312 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
C&D winner on soft (when 2lb lower); has returned to best hurdle form of late, winning at Taunton then just lacking the firepower of a well-treated rival at Huntingdon 23 days ago (2m3f, soft); solid chance.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

13th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Aintree

Dorking Boy

11st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

1st

6

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:40 Kempton

Dorking Boy

11st 3lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

5th

16

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Dorking Boy

10st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Has won twice this season (2m3f/2m4f, good/good to soft) and he's been a good second the last twice (2m3f/2m4f, soft); however, he's in a more competitive race today and needs to raise his game if he's to prevail.

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1-P7U2 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner on heavy but very effective on good; often does best work late, as when up against a front-running improver at Uttoxeter last time out (2m4f); looks sure to go well off the same mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

8

13th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Aintree

Stormy Flight

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

5th

7

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:40 Kempton

Stormy Flight

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

2nd

3

22nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 3

15:36 Exeter

Stormy Flight

11st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Only 1lb higher than for last season's Uttoxeter success (good; handles soft) and he's in similar form judged on recent placed efforts back there and at Newbury; plenty to like, other than all that form was over 2m4f and this might not be far enough for him.

15/2

Form: 10-65P D

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Very useful on his day, as when winning a Listed handicap at Kempton last January (2m5f, soft); had course form in his novice days but seems ideally suited by sharp tracks and was pulled up a long way out over C&D in November; takes a drop in grade but now has something to prove.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

15:30 Market Rasen

Boreham Bill

11st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

4th

1

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:37 Newbury

Boreham Bill

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Very useful on his day, as when winning a Listed handicap at Kempton last January (2m5f, soft); had course form in his novice days but seems ideally suited by sharp tracks and was pulled up a long way out over C&D in November; takes a drop in grade but now has something to prove.

11/1

8

27th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Boreham Bill

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Only 1lb higher than for his 66-1 win in last season's Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton (2m5f, soft) and he wouldn't have been seen to best effect off a steady pace when a close fifth back there 19 days ago in the race won by Calva D'Auge; one to consider at an each-way price.

9/1

Form: -59274 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Sole win in 2m4f maiden hurdle in 2019; needs peak form to figure in this company and she hasn't been at her best on last two starts (slightly out of the weights in the first of them).
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Verdict Starting price

8

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

14:09 Haydock

Hotter Than Hell

10st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

5th

10

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:37 Newbury

Hotter Than Hell

10st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Sole win in 2m4f maiden hurdle in 2019; needs peak form to figure in this company and she hasn't been at her best on last two starts (slightly out of the weights in the first of them).

14/1

4th

3

26th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:50 Wincanton

Hotter Than Hell

11st 11lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Alan King

Just 1-14 over hurdles but gave very good account when close second in Class 2 event over C&D (good) in November, and last month's defeat from out of the weights in strong race at Cheltenham can be excused.

13/2

Form: 5-8325 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Often leads; suited by this C&D when winning a novice hurdle and a fine third in a Grade 1 (good to soft; has won on soft); has been dropping in the weights since early in 2021 and newly eligible for this grade after fading at Ascot in January; could revive with tongue-tie refitted.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

17:50 Chepstow

Kateson

12st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Alastair Ralph

6th

2

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:37 Newbury

Kateson

11st 10lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Often leads; suited by this C&D when winning a novice hurdle and a fine third in a Grade 1 (good to soft; has won on soft); has been dropping in the weights since early in 2021 and newly eligible for this grade after fading at Ascot in January; could revive with tongue-tie refitted.

7/1

5th

8

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

13:45 Ascot

Kateson

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alastair Ralph

Distant second at Chepstow last time over a trip (2m7f) that's probably too far for him; creditable third in this race 12 months ago (for previous stable) and has a fighting chance off 8lb lower this time round.

10/1

Form: 4-5348 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Has won on soft and this trip suits; hasn't run in this grade since fifth at Market Rasen last May but is 7lb lower now; still a slight question mark about current form despite the company he's been keeping.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:37 Newbury

Commanche Red

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Chris Gordon

Has won on soft and this trip suits; hasn't run in this grade since fifth at Market Rasen last May but is 7lb lower now; still a slight question mark about current form despite the company he's been keeping.

7/1

8th

17

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Kempton

Commanche Red

10st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Chris Gordon

Has a notable piece of chase form at this course but is inferior over hurdles and handicapped accordingly; finished about 11l behind Marie's Rock back here on Boxing Day and is exposed now.

33/1

4th

5

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Commanche Red

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Chris Gordon

Sometimes makes the running; won over fences on this card in 2019 (2m4f, soft); settled at a much lower level last term, reverting to hurdles halfway through, and also needs to improve on his third at Plumpton (after summer break) eight weeks ago; others are a bit more persuasive.

9/1

Form: 222-07

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Switch to fences didn't work out for Tim Vaughan but mildly progressive hurdler for previous yard last spring, second over C&D (good) and at Haydock (good to soft; acts on heavy); needs more in a better race but has had relatively few chances and new trainer is in fine form.
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Verdict Starting price

7

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:37 Newbury

Song Of The Hunter

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

Switch to fences didn't work out for Tim Vaughan but mildly progressive hurdler for previous yard last spring, second over C&D (good) and at Haydock (good to soft; acts on heavy); needs more in a better race but has had relatively few chances and new trainer is in fine form.

11/2

7th

3

10th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:30 Doncaster

Song Of The Hunter

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

2m4f point and 2m maiden hurdle winner (both on soft) who ended last season with three seconds in competitive hurdle handicaps; no obvious promise on chasing debut at Chepstow on first start for this yard, though, and now has something to prove.

16/1

11th

10

3rd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

14:30 Chepstow

Song Of The Hunter

10st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

2m4f point and 2m maiden hurdle winner (both on soft) who ended last season with three runner-up efforts in competitive hurdle handicaps; with another new yard now but he's a versatile type with a solid record and it wouldn't be a surprise if he made a bold bid on his chase/seasonal debut; cheekpieces removed and tongue-tie goes on.

14/1

Form: -0R424 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Latest three wins over fences, most recently last April (2m4f, good); has struggled a bit since, hence dropping smartly in the weights, and will need to turn things round from his recent return to hurdles at Musselburgh.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:45 Sedgefield

Nietzsche

11st 12lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Brian Ellison

3rd

7

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

15:30 Ayr

Nietzsche

10st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Brian Ellison

4th

5

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

16:15 Newcastle

Nietzsche

11st 4lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Brian Ellison

Latest three wins over fences, most recently last April (2m4f, good); has struggled a bit since, although latest 2m Catterick fourth back hurdling was respectable; 3lb lower now (even more if Jack Andrews' claim is taken into account) and this trip probably more suitable for him these days.

5/1

Form: -653PP

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Has a squeak on best form over shorter but pulled up in two chase runs this year and is having first attempt beyond 2m1f.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:37 Newbury

Benny’s Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Has a squeak on best form over shorter but pulled up in two chase runs this year and is having first attempt beyond 2m1f.

11/1

1

3rd Feb 2022

Good

1m 7f 149y

Class 4

14:10 Wincanton

Benny’s Bridge

12st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Pulled up at Newbury 15 days ago when reportedly losing his confidence after a bad mistake at the water jump; however, prior to that he was third on his chase debut at Doncaster (2m, soft) and he's a contender if tapping back into that promise; won on good ground over hurdles.

11/4

3

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

13:50 Newbury

Benny’s Bridge

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Thrown in on the pick of his hurdling form for Fergal O'Brien; not at that level this season but he made a perfectly satisfactory chasing debut when 5l third of six at Doncaster (2m, soft) three weeks ago; dangerous if building on that.

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £488.00
Straight Forecast £518.40
Tricast £3381.50
Trifecta £1584.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Dorking Boy

WEST COUNTRY:

Stormy Flight

Daily Express:

Bold Plan

RP Ratings:

Kateson

TOPSPEED:

Hotter Than Hell

SPOTLIGHT:

Song Of The Hunter

Telegraph:

Stormy Flight

The Guardian:

Stormy Flight

Daily Mirror:

Dorking Boy

The Sun:

Dorking Boy

Daily Record:

Dorking Boy

The Star:

Bold Plan

The Times:

Kateson

POSTDATA:

Hotter Than Hell