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17:10 Stratford

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Cotswold Larder Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2178.4
  • 2m 0f 70y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 3m 56s
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Cotswold Larder Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

20,000euros 3yo; second foal; half-sister to useful bumper winner Firestep; dam also a bumper/useful 2m hurdle winner and is well related; plenty to like on paper and with a top yard; interesting that she takes on male opposition first time out.

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3rd

14

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Lightfoot Lady

10st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Won bumper at Stratford (2m, good) on debut in March 2022 then absent until pulled up on hurdle debut last June (2m, good); hung left throughout when soundly beaten fifth at Huntingdon (2m, good) in November, after wind op, but she's in top hands and things could click again at some stage.

10/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1 D

Last run: 116 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Joined Jonjo O'Neill after Irish point win last spring and kept on well to make winning rules debut at Southwell (good) in November; placed horses have been competitive since then; respected despite the penalty.

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9

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 3

14:55 Fakenham

Carrigdoun Boy

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Bumper winner; unexposed and took a significant step up from his hurdling debut when 1l second at Kempton (2m, good to soft) in November; initial mark looks on the stiff side judged on that but he's a point winner and open to improvement now upped in trip for his handicap debut; interesting.

7/1

2nd

4

21st Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Kempton

Carrigdoun Boy

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 53-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not far away in two quick runs last March and was quite free on his return from 333 days away at Kempton last month; should come on for that and last season's promise brings him into it.

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6th

2

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Hurricane Bay

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Dual novice hurdle winner last season (2m5f/3m) and placed in Doncaster Grade 2 (3m, good) in between; probably bumped into a very good one when second in Perth Listed race in April, and his handicap mark ought to be workable on this chasing debut.

8/1

2nd

5

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 1

15:00 Perth

Hurricane Bay

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

led but pestered, joined 8th, led again after 3 out, joined 2 out, soon ridden and headed, no extra run-in

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£30,000 3yo; second foal; brother to 2m4f hurdle winner Maid On The Moon; dam bumper/2m-2m4f hurdle winner from a good family; market may guide as to expectations.

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No Results Found

Form: 223

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has probably improved a little with each race and his latest Catterick conqueror could be useful; that was on soft ground but he went close on good first time out.

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5th

1

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Stroll On By

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

Comfortable win at Exeter (2m1f, good) in October on second chase start; faded into 13l third at Kempton (2m4f, good) subsequently but it was still a good run in a 0-120; runner-up in soft-ground bumper here in 2021; drops back into a 0-110 today and could be a contender.

3/1

3rd

8

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:15 Kempton

Stroll On By

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

Built upon his encouraging chase debut when comfortably drawing 9l clear of Sherborne to score at Exeter (2m1f, good) three weeks ago; 9lb higher in stronger race here but will be fine over today's longer trip and is evidently in prime form.

3/1

1st

2

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

14:30 Exeter

Stroll On By

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent, led before 4 out, went clear after 2 out, comfortably

11/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £45,000 on the back of winning a 3m Irish point on yielding to soft in October; the third has won since for Lucinda Russell; 2m round here might on the tight side but needs respecting.

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6th

8

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:00 Uttoxeter

Red River Valley

11st 4lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear

10/1

5th

5

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Worcester

Red River Valley

11st 4lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Bought for £45,000 on the back of winning a 3m Irish point on yielding to soft in October 2021; 17-2, never-dangerous sixth of ten in bumper at Stratford (2m, good) in March 2022, which was modest form; off since and has tongue tied; better could be forthcoming and he needs a market check.

5/1

Form: 757

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

His middle effort wasn't devoid of promise but tailed off in both runs on either side of that.

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4th

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Exmoor Forest

11st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Generally very disappointing since his 3m1f maiden hurdle win last May but took good step back in right direction when third at Exeter (2m5f, soft) last month, and is another 2lb lower for today's chasing debut.

8/1

3rd

8

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Exmoor Forest

11st 5lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

towards rear

50/1

9th

10

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Exmoor Forest

11st 2lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Upped to 3m1f when making all in a Warwick maiden (3m1f, good) last May; pulled up next two starts since and, after wind surgery, well beaten at Exeter (2m7f) 17 days ago but that was a step back in the right direction; needs overall improvement and 7lb claimer takes over.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam 3m1f chase winner, half-sister to 2m7f/3m chase winner Kick For Touch and bumper/2m2f hurdle/chase winner Games; yard 0-20 in these races the last five seasons.

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5th

9

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Worcester

Best Mate Dave

10st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Front pair clear when only just failing to add a 2m7f contest here in August to his C&D handicap debut success (good); up another 4lb but still on the upgrade and clearly has stamina to spare at this trip.

5/1

2nd

10

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:55 Worcester

Best Mate Dave

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Modest maiden form but it was all change when driven out to make a successful handicap debut over 2m4f here (good) in June; could easily cope with the 7lb rise and this longer distance.

13/2

Form: 1 D

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beat very little at Catterick in December (good to soft) as the form hasn't worked out at all, but it was s very comfortable win and he's well related; should progress.

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11th

4

29th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:40 Doncaster

Kracka Nut

11st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Bumper winner who made a winning debut over hurdles in a first-time tongue tie at Market Rasen in October (2m, good to soft); not disgraced in a stronger race at Wetherby last time (2m, good); a possible on handicap debut.

5/1

2

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:25 Uttoxeter

Kracka Nut

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Prevailed in sprint finish to win on hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) in October and wasn't discredited when fourth of five in good race at Wetherby (2m, good) later that month; could easily have more to offer in handicaps; no surprise if he features.

7/1

4th

2

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:28 Wetherby

Kracka Nut

11st 5lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

raced freely, towards rear, pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened

7/2

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; half-sister to 2m7f hurdle winner Singapore Saga; dam 2m/2m2f hurdle winner; stable 1-25 in bumpers in recent seasons.

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10th

11

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Asian Spice

11st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Jimmy Frost

Struck form and won twice at Exeter (2m, good to soft) in November; returned from short break with two lesser efforts last month but heavy ground may not have suited last time and further progress remains possible.

8/1

4th

6

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:33 Exeter

Asian Spice

10st 6lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

2-2 in handicaps, both over C&D (good to soft) in November, and faced tough task in Wincanton novice three weeks ago after a break (well beaten); unraced on soft/heavy and 10lb higher than for last win, but that form looks particularly strong and her half-sister Singapore Saga won on soft ground.

9/4

8th

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Asian Spice

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

The winner of two 2m handicaps at Exeter (good to soft) in November; returning to novice company under a double penalty asks a big question of her.

20/1

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Exacta £335.00
Straight Forecast £376.00
Trifecta £2140.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lightfoot Lady

Daily Mail:

Kracka Nut

WEST COUNTRY:

Carrigdoun Boy

TOPSPEED:

Stroll On By

The Times:

Aldsworth

LAMBOURN:

Lightfoot Lady

Daily Mirror:

Lightfoot Lady

Daily Record:

Lightfoot Lady

Daily Express:

Kracka Nut

The Sun:

Kracka Nut

The Star:

Kracka Nut

POSTDATA:

Stroll On By

Telegraph:

Carrigdoun Boy

The Guardian:

Carrigdoun Boy