March 11 / 14.30 Newcastle

14.30 Newcastle

Good

Cazoo Search Drive Smile Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5827.22
  • 2m 0f 46y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 3m 55s
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Cazoo Search Drive Smile Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 0-0972 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner; best run over hurdles when second in 2m4f course maiden (good) 38 days ago; outpaced before staying on on that occasion so drop back to 2m perhaps not an obvious move.
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2

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Fingal’s Hill

11st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Peter Atkinson

Bumper winner who made it fourth time lucky over hurdles when forging clear in a Newcastle novice (2m, good) last month; this is tough under a penalty but he's open to more progress and is respected back up in trip.

1st

5

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle

Fingal’s Hill

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Peter Atkinson

Bumper winner; best run over hurdles when second in 2m4f course maiden (good) 38 days ago; outpaced before staying on on that occasion so drop back to 2m perhaps not an obvious move.

8/1

2nd

2

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle

Fingal’s Hill

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Peter Atkinson

Bumper winner who has failed to show the same level of form in two runs over hurdles; return to good ground should suit but he has plenty to prove.

50/1

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6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 21 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
1m4f maiden winner on Flat for William Haggas in June 2020; confirmed promise of hurdle debut second at Thurles in October (only run for Ellmarie Holden) when readily making a successful start for this stable at Taunton (2m, good) a month ago; could be quite useful and the one to beat again.
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5th

4

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Kempton

Choral Work

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Close second on hurdling debut in Ireland in the autumn and went one better on stable debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) in February; perhaps a shade disappointing when well-held second in another two novice races last month but could easily have more to offer in handicaps.

9/2

2nd

1

28th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:45 Ludlow

Choral Work

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Close second on hurdling debut in Ireland in the autumn and went one better on stable debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) last month; found one too good when favourite for latest race but is back against her own sex here and ought to be a very tough nut to crack.

15/8

2nd

3

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle

Choral Work

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

1m4f maiden winner on Flat for William Haggas in June 2020; confirmed promise of hurdle debut second at Thurles in October (only run for Ellmarie Holden) when readily making a successful start for this stable at Taunton (2m, good) a month ago; could be quite useful and the one to beat again.

6/4

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pretty useful on the Flat (stays 1m6f) for Mick Channon; both wins in that sphere on AW but he has plenty of form on turf; should be up to making presence felt in race like this now hurdling.
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1

3rd Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:35 Huntingdon

Galahad Threepwood

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

chased clear leader, headway when blundered 3 out, soon weakened quickly, pulled up before 2 out (trainer could offer no explanation for the poor performance other than the report from the jockey that the gelding was never travelling; vet reported that a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

7/4

2nd

2

18th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Warwick

Galahad Threepwood

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Useful on the Flat for Mick Channon (both wins on AW but showed comparable form on turf); respectable stable/hurdling debut, but no more than that, when third at Newcastle in March; still lively contender here.

7/2

3

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Kempton

Galahad Threepwood

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Useful on the Flat for Mick Channon and made promising stable/hurdle debut when keeping-on third at Newcastle (2m, good) in March; any improvement on that performance will put him right in the thick of things here.

Form: 4

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
10-1, led until over 2f out before fading to finish fourth of five on Ayr bumper debut (2m, heavy) in January; looks to have some ability but would still be a bit of a surprise winner on hurdle debut.
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4th

9

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle

Ring Pretender

10st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

10-1, led until over 2f out before fading to finish fourth of five on Ayr bumper debut (2m, heavy) in January; looks to have some ability but would still be a bit of a surprise winner on hurdle debut.

33/1

6

3rd Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:20 Kelso

Ring Pretender

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Stuart Coltherd

10-1, led until over 2f out before fading to finish fourth of five on Ayr bumper debut (2m, heavy) 26 days ago; one of two hurdle newcomers from the stable; betting should help to split them.

9/1

4th

5

9th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ayr

Ring Pretender

11st 13lb

Newcomer; 6,500euros 2yo, £22,000 3yo; fourth foal; half-sister to French 2m1f hurdle winner; dam placed at 5f-1m1f, half-sister to two talented sprinters; trainer in good form but isn't known for bumper winners.

16/1

200/1

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Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Poor form at up to 1m4f on the Flat last year; likely outsider now hurdling.
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8th

7

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

13:55 Hexham

Cornell

10st 11lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: John Davies

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost ground quickly after 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off

250/1

8

10th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:00 Sedgefield

Cornell

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: John Davies

9th

14

(10)

6th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:50 Catterick

Cornell

8st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: John Davies

Form: 5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Very useful on the Flat for Joseph O'Brien and Ralph Beckett but distant last of five on recent Kelso hurdle debut after a lengthy absence; needs to have come on a lot in a short time.
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8th

7

30th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

Cliffs Of Dooneen

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

sweating, raced wide towards rear, awkward jump 4th, not fluent 6th, pushed along after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, made no impression

13/2

3rd

8

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:52 Perth

Cliffs Of Dooneen

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

held up in rear, ridden home turn, headway 2 out, soon hung left and went third, kept on

9/2

Form: 4 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Could only manage a fair fourth of eight on his Musselburgh bumper debut last month but the fact he went off the 7-4 favourite on that occasion suggests he's well regarded now making a quick switch to hurdles.
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4

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Andre Le Notre

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Pauline Robson

Didn't live up to market expectations in his sole bumper at Musselburgh (7-4 favourite) in February and was tailed off behind Fingal's Hill on his hurdling debut at Newcastle last month.

7th

1

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle

Andre Le Notre

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Pauline Robson

Could only manage a fair fourth of eight on his Musselburgh bumper debut last month but the fact he went off the 7-4 favourite on that occasion suggests he's well regarded now making a quick switch to hurdles.

6/1

4th

1

20th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

17:00 Musselburgh

Andre Le Notre

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Pauline Robson

7,000gns yearling; 40,000euros 3yo; sixth foal; brother to Spanish 1m3f winner, half-brother to talented dual-purpose performer Authorized Too and a 7f/1m winner; interesting to see how he goes in the betting on debut.

9/1

Form: 14 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a Musselburgh bumper on debut in October but didn't jump with much fluency and never involved when distant fourth on last week's Catterick hurdle debut; can only be watched after that.
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11th

2

(6)

25th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Kopa Kilana

10st 0lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Rebecca Menzies

5th

5

(6)

21st Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:40 Beverley

Kopa Kilana

9st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Rebecca Menzies

1

(1)

13th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

16:00 Beverley

Kopa Kilana

10st 0lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won a Musselburgh bumper in October (1m7.5f, soft) but well beaten on Flat debut at Newcastle last time (1m); others stronger.

Form: 36

Last run: 87 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.
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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

Form: /2-342 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Dual bumper winner and fair maiden on the Flat; has performed to a similar level when placed on three of his four starts over hurdles (all around 2m); should figure but vulnerable to anything with potential.
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2nd

7

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:50 Market Rasen

Rory And Me

11st 4lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, slow jump 1st, pushed along before 2 out, soon switched left, went second after 2 out, pecked on landing last, ridden and ran on well run-in, no match for winner

50/1

5th

5

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Rory And Me

11st 1lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Placed in three of five hurdling attempts but well beaten in the other pair, including at Wetherby last month; place prospects again if returning to the form he showed when second at Newcastle in February.

4th

5

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Rory And Me

11st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Two-time bumper winner who has also shown promise on the Flat and over hurdles; has his limitations but his form reads well in today's context and he's a key player provided conditions suit (might not want soft ground).

4/1

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Exacta £95.00
Straight Forecast £77.50
Trifecta £251.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Choral Work

The Times:

Galahad Threepwood

POSTDATA:

Rory And Me

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Daily Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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