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15:30 Wincanton

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4-2832 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Placed on three of his four hurdling starts, the last twice over C&D this year (good to soft/soft); may yet have a bigger run in him and ought to be right in the thick of things again today; tongue-tie added.

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7th

3

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 3

19:50 Fontwell

Name In Lights

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, mistake 5th

14/1

3rd

6

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:30 Newton Abbot

Name In Lights

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

pressed leader, not fluent 3rd, led with one circuit to go, not fluent 4 out

10/1

9th

6

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 3

15:25 Cartmel

Name In Lights

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent

8/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 16-2

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won Newbury bumper last season and made promising start to hurdling career when second of three behind useful rival at Kempton (2m, good) in November; not seen again since but still a major player here.

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9

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

17:05 Cheltenham

Petrossian

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

took keen hold, prominent, left in lead 4th, fell 3 out

6/1

2nd

11

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Petrossian

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won Newbury bumper last season and made promising start to hurdling career when second of three behind useful rival at Kempton (2m, good) in November; not seen again since but still a major player here.

13/8

12

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Taunton

Petrossian

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Paul Nicholls

Newbury bumper winner; returning from 240 days away when second to a good horse on his hurdling debut at Kempton after racing keenly; now returns from another break but he's evidently up to winning a race like this.

2/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a sister to the stable's smart hurdler Get Me Out Of Here and made promising debut when keeping-on fourth of 15 at Ludlow (2m, soft) last month; will need to build on that performance but has obvious potential.

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5th

1

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:50 Catterick

Biowavego

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

disputing second

9/1

5th

6

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Biowavego

11st 8lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

His third win over hurdles when a 3l winner over C&D last May (good to firm; won on soft); lost his way a little afterwards but could be better for a break and James Smith takes away a useful 7lb.

10/1

4th

1

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Biowavego

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Launched chasing career with two fairly respectable runs on soft ground this summer (3m2f/2m7f); needs to take a step forward today but is now 2lb lower than when winning a fast-ground hurdle in May and may benefit from the addition of cheekpieces; interesting.

4/1

Form: 211-5F D BF

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beat a subsequent Grade 1 winner in French AQPS flat race in February 2021; disappointing favourite when only fifth on stable/hurdle debut in November and fell heavily here the following month; in good hands and remains open to improvement but the stable's other runner Petrossian looks safer; cheekpieces added.

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4th

6

26th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:25 Chepstow

Huflower

11st 5lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield, pushed along when not fluent 3 out, lost third and weakened before last

9/2

11

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Worcester

Huflower

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

6th

3

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Huflower

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield, headway after 4th, pushed along before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon outpaced

9/2

Form: 4P

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when fourth of five on bumper debut at Plumpton in December but was pulled up on last month's hurdle debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft); drops back in trip here.

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6th

10

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

16:30 Plumpton

The Big Red One

10st 13lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Whiff of promise last spring but he's been well beaten at big prices in three handicaps this season; probably wouldn't want too much rain on his return from four months off.

25/1

5th

4

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Lingfield

The Big Red One

11st 7lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Best maiden form came on good ground; didn't appear to be in love with today's conditions when tailed off here last month in the race won by The Imposter; lost a shoe, but debatable what difference that made.

20/1

6th

5

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:30 Lingfield

The Big Red One

11st 11lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Encouraging fourth in maiden hurdle at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) in April and he may have needed last month's handicap debut at Worcester (2m4f, good; pulled up); very early days and he's not written off, but he's unproven on soft/heavy ground and it's hard to be optimistic after last time.

33/1

Form: 8976

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Yet to show anything more than minor promise after two bumper runs and two starts over hurdles; will probably be of greater interest once qualified for handicaps.

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5th

5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Phoenix Risen

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Won this 12 months ago (good to soft) and he followed up two weeks later, again here (soft); didn't show a lot back from a break at Newbury but could leave that running behind and he's on a perfectly good mark.

9/1

14

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Phoenix Risen

10st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Dual Taunton winner who went close at Fontwell on his penultimate run last summer but he's fairly exposed now and has an uninspiring record when fresh; looks opposable upped in grade after 249 days off.

20/1

Form: 97-P6

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in two bumpers in 2020 but well beaten after racing too freely in two hurdles this year (2m/2m3f); hooded today.

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0

10

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

19:00 Newton Abbot

What A Pleasure

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Well beaten at Worcester on return from 13 months off; might be straighter for that but has never been placed; cheekpieces tried.

50/1

7th

12

26th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:10 Worcester

What A Pleasure

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Offered too little on Exeter handicap debut 13 months ago and unseen since; half-brother Fat Sam has enjoyed a productive last two summers for Chris Down on today's sort of trip/ground, and that way hope lies.

66/1

10th

12

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:40 Exeter

What A Pleasure

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Some promise in bumpers but none in three starts over hurdles; handicap debut and others far more obvious.

50/1

Form: 900-

Last run: 336 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a bumper and two hurdles in Ireland last season; can only be watched on today's stable debut.

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8th

1

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Bally Dun

11st 6lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Ryan Chapman

Well beaten in a bumper and two hurdles in Ireland last season; can only be watched on today's stable debut.

100/1

Form: P

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up when 300-1 for recent rules debut here (2m4f); can't be recommended.

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8

18th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:05 Warwick

Crosspoint

10st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Jeremy Naylor

Little to recommend him and was pulled up on recent chasing debut here; 11lb out of the handicap.

66/1

10

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:50 Warwick

Crosspoint

10st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Jeremy Naylor

Struggled at huge odds in three Wincanton maiden/novice hurdles in March/April (1m7f-2m4f) and makes chase/handicap debut from 7lb out of the weights; considered only if much stronger in the betting today.

25/1

2

10th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:05 Wincanton

Crosspoint

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Dr Jeremy Naylor

Form: 6P

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Struggled on debut at Plumpton in December and was pulled up when 200-1 at Exeter in January.

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7th

1

(3)

27th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:55 Chepstow

Blakey Bear

10st 2lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Neil Mulholland

100/1

11th

1

(4)

19th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blakey Bear

10st 0lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Neil Mulholland

10th

4

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Blakey Bear

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Neil Mulholland

Struggled on debut at Plumpton in December and was pulled up when 200-1 at Exeter in January.

100/1

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Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bettered low-key Irish point debut when second of 14 on slow ground in January, after which he joined Alexandra Dunn; doesn't have a particularly high standard to reach on today's rules debut but others appeal more all the same.

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2

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Big Bill Newman

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alexandra Dunn

Bettered low-key Irish point debut when second of 14 on slow ground in January, after which he joined Alexandra Dunn; doesn't have a particularly high standard to reach on today's rules debut but others appeal more all the same.

33/1

3

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Taunton

Big Bill Newman

11st 6lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Alexandra Dunn

Runner-up in an Irish point in January but the form looks nothing special (RPR of only 81).

50/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Set to be placed before last-fence fall in soft-ground Irish point last month but considered only if attracting good market support before today's rules debut.

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9th

13

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:30 Taunton

Instant Gambler

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Displayed some ability in points and a market check is advised on handicap debut, but he's shown very little under rules.

33/1

12

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:30 Taunton

Instant Gambler

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Alexandra Dunn

Showed some ability in Irish maiden points and he goes handicapping off a basement mark in a first-time hood; however, he's very hard to fancy on the evidence of his first four hurdle starts.

33/1

Form: 124 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won good-ground course bumper on debut in November and has made the frame on both subsequent hurdling starts (2m4f/2m3f); probably needs to find something extra to win this, though, and it remains to be seen whether this drop back in trip will suit.

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4th

6

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Norton Hill

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

led but pestered, hit 6th, joined 8th, not fluent 9th, lost two places 3 out

7/4

Form: 4862

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Displayed improvement when second to odds-on stablemate at Exeter (2m, soft) last month, his third run over hurdles, but will need to take another good step forward in this deeper race.

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1st

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Pachacuti

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Won over hurdles last February; placed in three of his four starts over fences and the form is solid; clear second off just 1lb lower at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) most recently and looks poised to go one better.

2/1

2nd

6

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Pachacuti

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: David Pipe

Ran creditably in first-time cheekpieces at Exeter (3m, heavy) on New Year's Day and has now been placed in two of his three chase starts; hurdles success came off just 2lb lower; possibilities.

5/1

3rd

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Pachacuti

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Grossly flattered by his proximity when second in an eventful race on seasonal/chase debut at Warwick (3m, soft) in November and was pulled up later that month; needs a good boost from the first-time blinkers here.

14/1

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Name In Lights

SPOTLIGHT:

Petrossian

Telegraph:

Biowavego

POSTDATA:

Name In Lights

WEST COUNTRY:

Name In Lights

The Guardian:

Name In Lights

Daily Mail:

Name In Lights

Daily Express:

Name In Lights

The Sun:

Name In Lights

The Star:

Name In Lights

RP Ratings:

Petrossian

The Times:

Petrossian

Daily Mirror:

Petrossian

Daily Record:

Petrossian