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Quiz Clothing Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £8713.6
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Quiz Clothing Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -21119 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in mid-division in the Imperial Cup (2m4f, soft) last time but it wasn't a bad run in that hot race and he lost a shoe; had previously landed a hat-trick (2m3f/2m4f, soft/good to soft) when winning on his handicap debut at Huntingdon and is entitled to plenty of respect today.

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

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Thunder Rock

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Went back up in trip at Kelso (2m7f, good to soft) last month and won that Listed chase in decisive fashion; has also won on soft; this 8yo is unexposed over staying trips and could have more to offer, but others have far more substance to their form and he looks vulnerable in this Grade 1.

25/1

1st

2

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 1

15:25 Kelso

Thunder Rock

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, pushed along and headway after 3 out, went fourth before 2 out, switched right and went second before last, led last, kept on well run-in, readily

9/2

2nd

2

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

15:35 Musselburgh

Thunder Rock

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Strong form in defeat in Graded novice chases last term and justified 11-8 favouritism in clearcut fashion in four-runner Listed event at Carlisle (2m4f, soft; jumped well) in November; that saw him favourite for Grade 3 handicap at Cheltenham but he was soon struggling with the fences; has cheekpieces today and the earlier positive impression cannot be forgotten.

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 07-11

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

3m point winner who is 2-2 for this yard following hurdle wins at Uttoxeter (2m, good) and Kelso (2m, heavy); has had something in hand each time and could be even better at this longer trip; lots to like.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Grey Skies

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, soon no impression

11/2

2nd

3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

14:30 Carlisle

Grey Skies

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

jumped well, raced in second, led 4th, increased tempo 4 out, going easily 2 out, shaken up and reduced lead approaching last, ridden run-in, headed final 110yds, kept on

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 44-112

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Two hurdle wins last August/September (2m/2m3f, good/good to soft) and returned from a break with a good second at Downpatrick (2m3f, yielding) last week; could build on that run today but others have stronger claims.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

2

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

15:05 Perth

Clondaw Hollow

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John C McConnell

jumped right on occasions, prominent, mistake 4 out, soon weakened

5/2

4th

1

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

16:05 Bellewstown

Clondaw Hollow

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

towards rear, good headway before 3 out, outpaced when went modest fourth before 2 out, no extra approaching last

10/1

3rd

2

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 4f 0y

18:50 Clonmel

Clondaw Hollow

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John C McConnell

led at steady pace, pushed along and headed before 2 out, ridden and lost second approaching last, no extra run-in

8/13

Form: 1

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Rallied well to force a dead-heat in a 3m point (good to yielding) in November and again strong at the finish when winning 25-runner maiden at Navan (2m, heavy) on hurdle debut in February; very much unexposed and could have more to offer for his top Irish trainer; major player.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

5

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Irish Blaze

11st 2lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Won twice for Gordon Elliott and had done well on his three Irish starts for Cian Collins, notably when beating subsequent Fairyhouse handicap winner Captains Nephew in a Down Royal novice event in January; struggled in the Red Rum at Aintree; stamina could be an issue, best form has been at around 2m.

12/1

12th

10

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Irish Blaze

10st 7lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Front-runner; ridden last five starts by claimer Carl Millar; has raised his game this winter but is relatively exposed over fences and, although a heavy-ground hurdle winner in 2022, he's missed three races on soft and heavy going since August; it remains to be seen how he copes with today's surface.

14/1

Form: 39241

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

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

4th

3

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

14:45 Newton Abbot

Peaceful Sunday

10st 9lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear, no impression from 3 out

5/1

7th

5

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Worcester

Peaceful Sunday

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear, no impression from 3 out

20/1

4th

2

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:30 Stratford

Peaceful Sunday

11st 7lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

Ex-Irish 7yo who has some fairly useful form on his CV but started off for Jennie Candlish with two very underwhelming chase runs this summer; not an easy horse to weigh up at present but drops in grade for today's hurdling return and enters calculations; refitted cheekpieces replace visor.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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

1

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:45 Sedgefield

Grey Market

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: John C McConnell

pressed leader, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 4th, pulled up before 6th, dismounted, fatally injured

5/2

1st

3

7th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

16:15 Hexham

Grey Market

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John C McConnell

Runner-up in the second of his two Irish points and he made a promising start over hurdles when going close at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) 17 days ago; stayed on well for a clear second in that race and he sets the standard on this step up in trip; strong contender with Brian Hughes booked.

6/4

2nd

4

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:50 Perth

Grey Market

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: John C McConnell

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Payout
Exacta £79.00
Straight Forecast £81.00
Trifecta £219.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Grey Skies

The Times:

Irish Blaze

TOPSPEED:

Thunder Rock

RP Ratings:

Grey Skies

Telegraph:

Grey Skies

The Guardian:

Grey Skies

The Sun:

Grey Skies

Daily Record:

Grey Skies

Daily Mail:

Irish Blaze

Daily Express:

Irish Blaze

Daily Mirror:

Irish Blaze

POSTDATA:

Thunder Rock

The Star:

Thunder Rock