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bet365 Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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bet365 Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

6/5 (Won)

  • Win: £3.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made a very promising debut at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in January, keepng on from the rear to finish second of 12; open to any amount of improvement if suited by the quicker ground here and commands respect.

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1

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Kempton

Tarahumara

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

prominent, weakened quickly after 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon pulled up

7/1

50/1

  • Place: £15.80

Form: 799

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran well to a point on hurdling debut at Newbury (2m, soft) in February but last month's Taunton run was a backward step and low-grade handicaps are probably on the agenda after this.

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10

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

Lord Bill

10st 5lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Grace Harris

towards rear

10/1

7th

7

8th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

16:40 Southwell

Lord Bill

11st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

9/1

4th

8

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:40 Taunton

Lord Bill

10st 13lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Pulled up on his handicap debut first time back and then beaten 22l in a seller; opposable.

25/1

10/11

  • Place: £1.10

Form: -22142 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Ran to fairly useful level when winning Exeter novice (2m, good to soft) in December and wasn't discredited when beaten odds-on favourite at Hereford (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago, where he pulled well clear of the others with an improver; placed in a bumper on good ground; leading contender.

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4th

2

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

17:00 Hereford

Hermes Boy

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won in the refitted cheekpieces at Wincanton in February (2m5f, heavy; 7lb lower) but that's his only good run in the last 12 months and he's since pulled up; capable but hard to trust.

5/1

7

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Hermes Boy

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

raced lazily, in rear

5/1

Form: P6

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Competitive in low-grade AW handicaps this year and wasn't disgraced in a recent Southwell novice hurdle (2m, good); still makes only limited appeal.

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10th

8

(4)

11th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:46 Bath

Codebook

9st 2lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Joe Ponting

lost many lengths start, in rear, rapid headway to lead after 2f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened quickly from over 1f out

16/1

Form: 84

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair on the Flat for Tom Dascombe but soundly beaten on all three starts for this yard, the last twice over hurdles; others look much stronger.

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9

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Pot Of Paint

10st 3lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair on the Flat in 2020/2021 but showed nothing more than minor promise over hurdles for John Groucott in 2022 and, following a long absence, was pulled up in recent Uttoxeter handicap on stable debut; leap of faith required to support him here.

14/1

0

7

19th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:40 Uttoxeter

Pot Of Paint

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Capable handicapper at up to 1m4f on the Flat; hasn't shown much over hurdles but still early days and now having first run for a respected outfit; yet to shine in a hood but the tongue-tie is new; market informative on first start since April 2022.

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: 4

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair Flat-racer who made quite encouraging stable/hurdle debut when fourth (albeit well held) at Taunton (2m, soft) last month; needs to take a good step forward but will be suited by the faster ground.

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8th

1

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:53 Uttoxeter

Castle Quarter

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield, hampered home turn, pushed along and brief headway 3 out, soon outpaced, ridden and weakened quickly approaching last

7/2

5th

2

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

19:40 Newton Abbot

Castle Quarter

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

pressed leader, led after 2nd, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last

3/1

2nd

1

13th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:55 Uttoxeter

Castle Quarter

12st 0lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, headway after 6th, led 3 out, blundered 2 out, soon ridden, headed after last, no extra final 110yds

11/4

Form: 0/8

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten when 200-1 for last month's hurdling debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft); can't be recommended here.

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10

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Lindisfarne

10st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Made pretty good start to chasing career when third here (2m4f, good) in October 2022; returned from long absence with two disappointing runs during the winter but might have needed the first outing and sustained a wound after bad jumping error on latter occasion; may yet make up for lost time.

10/1

0

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Lindisfarne

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Lightly raced 9yo; well beaten on soft ground last month, after a long layoff, but made promising start to chasing career when second at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in October 2022 and may yet build on that performance.

4/1

5th

11

19th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Lindisfarne

10st 5lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Robert Walford

Placed in all his three handicaps, two hurdles and a chase (2m4f-2m7f); remains unexposed in this discipline and this mark looks fine, but an absence since October of last year reduces his appeal.

6/1

Form: 74

Last run: 187 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Only beaten about 15l when fourth of six at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in September, her second hurdling start, but the form isn't anything to get excited about and we haven't seen her again since.

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7th

8

12th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:45 Fontwell

Jellicle Jewel

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

10

5th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:03 Worcester

Jellicle Jewel

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

8th

11

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:08 Chepstow

Jellicle Jewel

10st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Only beaten about 15l when fourth of six at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in September, her second hurdling start, but the form isn't anything to get excited about and we haven't seen her again since.

33/1

Form: 9

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fourth in an Irish point in October (yielding ground) but was always towards the rear on hurdling debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) in February.

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7th

8

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Worcester

Dogem By Design

10st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Maiden who is 0-6 since switched to chasing, best effort when second in small field at Catterick three outings back; each-way hopes on that form but he's not solid.

10/1

3rd

7

20th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

19:35 Uttoxeter

Dogem By Design

10st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Ryan Potter

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, ridden omitted 4 out, left in fourth omitted 2 out, weakened omitted last, finished 4th, placed 3rd

5/1

5th

4

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

15:50 Market Rasen

Dogem By Design

10st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

Pulled up in first two chases but has fared better on last couple of outings, more recently when staying-on second of five at Catterick (1m7f, good) 12 days ago; a contender here if coping with the slower ground.

9/4

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has very good Flat pedigree but was offloaded by Richard Hannon after 28l defeat on last summer's debut; gelded in the autumn and is fitted with a tongue-tie for today's stable/hurdle debut.

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6

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Vendange

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Joe Tickle

Tailed off at a big price in his sole Flat run; same story in first two starts over hurdles and he's been pulled up in his last three runs in this sphere; cheekpieces are now added on his step up to this trip.

100/1

14

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Vendange

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Joe Tickle

Has struggled in all four hurdle runs and he was very laboured on his 2m1f handicap debut at Newton Abbot (pulled up) last June; 13lb out of the weights on his return and makes no appeal.

100/1

10

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:41 Newton Abbot

Vendange

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Joe Tickle

midfield, jumped left 2nd, lost position and dropped to rear when ridden before 4th, dropped to last and lost touch after 4th, tailed off when pulled up 5th

33/1

33/1

Form: P0

Last run: 93 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Very close second on the Flat in September (1m2f; RPR 73) but struggled in two juvenile hurdles for new stable in December.

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10

15th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:52 Stratford

Shielded

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

4th

2

(3)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

16:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Shielded

9st 1lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

11th

11

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:59 Newton Abbot

Shielded

10st 0lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Form: 0/66-P

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up when 200-1 for hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, good) a week ago; that run came after a very long absence and was not devoid of promise, but it's hard to envisage him making the necessary improvement here.

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7th

3

(7)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

13:50 Southwell (AW)

Half Nelson

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Grace Harris

Holds weak claims on bumper, hurdles and Flat form; looks a decidedly modest maiden and is opposed.

40/1

8th

6

(1)

5th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Half Nelson

9st 7lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Grace Harris

Down the field here (1m6f) last week, taking overall record (bumpers/hurdles/Flat) to 0-12; yet to finish in the first five; improvement needed.

25/1

10th

5

(5)

28th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Half Nelson

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Grace Harris

held up in last

33/1

Form: 23-3RR

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when last of three behind two fairly useful rivals on hurdle debut at Kempton (2m, good) in November but has refused to race on both subsequent appearances; blinkers fitted here; too risky.

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3

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:12 Fontwell

Hartnoll Hero

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Victor Dartnall

refused to race

33/1

7

3rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:10 Stratford

Hartnoll Hero

11st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Placed in two bumpers in 2020-21 season but refused to race in two maiden hurdles last winter and spoiled his chance by racing far too freely in first-time blinkers (now removed) on latest outing in April; has hood refitted here; too risky.

25/1

13th

6

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:08 Chepstow

Hartnoll Hero

11st 1lb

J: Unknown

T: Victor Dartnall

Not beaten far when last of three behind two fairly useful rivals on hurdle debut at Kempton (2m, good) in November but has refused to race on both subsequent appearances; blinkers fitted here; too risky.

16/1

Form: O8

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ducked sharply left and ran out on bumper debut in February and was beaten about 37l (albeit on soft ground) when last of eight at Newbury last month; can only be watched on today's hurdling debut.

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6th

3

7th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Warwick

Diamond Jack

11st 4lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

8th

6

30th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:18 Uttoxeter

Diamond Jack

11st 6lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Has shown very little at big prices in four starts including non-completions over hurdles (2m/2m1f, good) in his last two runs; hood is now added and can only be watched.

5

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

12:30 Newton Abbot

Diamond Jack

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Tailed off in his completed start in bumpers and was well beaten when unseating at the last on his hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m, good, 50-1) two weeks ago.

50/1

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Hermes Boy

SPOTLIGHT:

Tarahumara

Daily Record:

Castle Quarter

The Times:

Tarahumara

The Guardian:

Tarahumara

Daily Express:

Tarahumara

The Sun:

Tarahumara

The Star:

Tarahumara

TOPSPEED:

Hermes Boy

POSTDATA:

Hermes Boy

WEST COUNTRY:

Hermes Boy

Telegraph:

Hermes Boy

Daily Mail:

Hermes Boy

Daily Mirror:

Hermes Boy