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15:55 Carlisle

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4629.1
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 28s
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Watch Racing TV Now Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -15423 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Beaten four times since winning C&D novice (good) last October but has continued to show good form (including over C&D on soft last time) and this looks an excellent opportunity to post a second win.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Malpas

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

chased clear leader

8/1

7th

2

10th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:05 Leicester

Malpas

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Quickly reverted to hurdling after last season's very disappointing chasing debut but returned to fences with fairly good third at Carlisle (2m, good to soft) last month and ought to be well suited by the slower ground here; recorded his career-best RPR on his only run on heavy; needs to be taken very seriously.

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 6-883F

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

No chance when falling at the final fence on last month's handicap debut at Newcastle (2m6f, good); has bundles to find with Malpas but has showed a glimmer of ability when a 36l third of nine at Kelso (2m, heavy) two starts ago, and a case can be made for him being best of the rest.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

11

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Lewa House

10st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

1-16 over hurdles, the win gained in 2022; kept on for modest second behind Follow Charlie over C&D (heavy) in January but was never seriously involved over 3m here last month; not the percentage call.

20/1

9th

13

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Lewa House

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

1-15 over hurdles; kept on well for second here (2m4f, heavy) six weeks ago and is probably worth another crack at about 3m but is 4lb wrong today and others have stronger claims.

14/1

Form: 5065

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on his last three starts (good/good to soft; two over hurdles) and it's hard to envisage him bothering stablemate Malpas; however, he was a fair fifth on his debut last December in a soft-ground bumper at Sedgefield and may have more to offer when back on a slower surface.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

17

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Newcastle

Punta Prima

10st 4lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Plugged on for modest fourth at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in first-time blinkers this month, on sixth hurdle start, but was about 20l behind Tartan Cookie there and needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

20/1

4th

9

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Punta Prima

10st 5lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

midfield

20/1

7th

7

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

15:43 Uttoxeter

Punta Prima

10st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

towards rear, hung left and pushed along briefly after 6th, outpaced and pushed along before 3 out, soon beaten and lost touch

14/1

Form: 7

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

17-2, faded into a 23l seventh of 11 on last month's debut in a bumper at Catterick (1m7f, soft); this half-brother to two winners should be capable of better at some point; this is his first run over hurdles.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Yellow Jacket

10st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Placed in one of his two handicaps over hurdles but his improvement has come as a chaser, winning at Bangor (heavy) and second at Huntingdon (soft); off the same mark as last time and shouldn't be far away.

4/1

2nd

5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

13:32 Huntingdon

Yellow Jacket

10st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Off the mark over fences when beating a stable companion at Bangor last time (2m1f, heavy; tongue-tie first time); conditions suit; chance despite 4lb rise.

7/2

Form: 5497

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in bumpers but well beaten last month on his first two hurdle starts; there was very little between him and Baron Briggs over C&D (soft) two starts ago.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Kian Calling

10st 4lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

midfield on outer

14/1

0

9

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

11:55 Newcastle

Kian Calling

10st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Absent since March 2022 but returns with stable in fine form; has shown hints of ability and makes handicap debut off a basement mark, with the step up in trip a possible plus; interesting, especially if well backed.

5/1

Form: -P77PP

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Takes a big drop back in trip having been pulled up over 2m7f the last twice, but she's also very hard to fancy on her earlier form.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:55 Carlisle

Hedgebird

10st 10lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: John Groucott

Takes a big drop back in trip having been pulled up over 2m7f the last twice, but she's also very hard to fancy on her earlier form.

50/1

6

12th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

15:08 Uttoxeter

Hedgebird

10st 13lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: John Groucott

Poor form in her six starts and makes no appeal in this field.

200/1

13

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

15:07 Uttoxeter

Hedgebird

10st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: John Groucott

Whiff of ability in a fast-ground bumper on debut but her hurdling efforts have been poor; switch to handicaps not enough to tempt; unraced on slower than good to soft.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at 20-1 on debut over C&D (soft) last month and he's bred to need further; however, he's related to some useful types and, Malpas aside, there's very little depth in this race.

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

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Baron Briggs

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Didn't jump well enough in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Ayr three weeks ago and now 0-5 over fences but began this year with good thirds on soft ground at Musselburgh (2m4f) and Ayr (3m); major player if back on song here; tongue-tie refitted.

11/4

4th

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sandy Thomson

Has finished third in all four starts over fences, including when just over 2l behind Heritier De Sivola over C&D (soft) last month (2lb better off with that rival); cheekpieces given a go and Brian Hughes a positive booking, but he hasn't looked the most natural of jumpers so far which raises concerns.

6/1

3rd

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Low-mileage 7yo who has posted two good efforts this season, more recently when close third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; could quite plausibly be seen to even better effect over today's longer trip; shortlisted.

9/2

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Straight Forecast £22.90
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Malpas

Telegraph:

Yellow Jacket

RP Ratings:

Malpas

TOPSPEED:

Malpas

POSTDATA:

Malpas

The Times:

Malpas

The Guardian:

Malpas

Daily Mail:

Malpas

Daily Express:

Malpas

Daily Mirror:

Malpas

The Sun:

Malpas

The Star:

Malpas

Daily Record:

Malpas