April 02 / 13.00 Newbury

13.00 Newbury

Good To Soft

John Haine Memorial Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4738.02
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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John Haine Memorial Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 15241 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
4yo filly who has bits of Listed form; justified favouritism back down in class at Kempton (2m) two weeks ago, taking record on good ground to 2-2; can see her running well despite the double penalty.
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6th

9

(10)

7th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 45y

Class 4

18:45 Haydock

Malakahna

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, minor headway over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

14/1

4th

1

(1)

5th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

15:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Malakahna

10st 2lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, pushed along and weakened over 2f out

5/2

1st

3

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

15:50 Cheltenham

Malakahna

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 33-330

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Beaten long way when last seen four months ago; consistent otherwise in 2021, having finished third in all previous outings (two bumpers, two over hurdles); likely player if back to that form.
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1st

7

7th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Warwick

The Plimsoll Line

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

2nd

6

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

The Plimsoll Line

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Beaten long way when last seen four months ago; consistent otherwise in 2021, having finished third in all previous outings (two bumpers, two over hurdles); likely player if back to that form.

12/1

11th

13

4th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

14:32 Chepstow

The Plimsoll Line

10st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Has finished third in all his runs, two soft-ground Exeter bumpers and good-ground runs over hurdles (2m/2m3f); behind respected opposition or subsequent winners in both those starts this term; very solid.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 321 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Form figures of 321 reflect his steady progress; close second in bumper here in November, then went one better in C&D novice hurdle (good to soft) seven weeks ago; open to further improvement; respected.
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3rd

2

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

Surtitle

11st 7lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Form figures of 321 reflect his steady progress; close second in bumper here in November, then went one better in C&D novice hurdle (good to soft) seven weeks ago; open to further improvement; respected.

9/2

1st

10

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Surtitle

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Improved on his debut form when neck second of ten in bumper here (good; 12-1) in November, running green but keeping on well; bred for jumping (dam a sister to the high-class hurdler/chaser Oscar Whisky) and he has plenty of potential; stablemate of Great Heart'Jac.

6/1

2nd

10

4th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 5

15:40 Newbury

Surtitle

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Went off 15-8 for his Bangor debut and looked in need of the experience after hanging both ways; was beaten 10l behind an ill-fated winner but the second has won over hurdles since; needs respecting.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 5-0832

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Placed in novice hurdles at Wincanton (1m7f) and Taunton (2m3f) the last twice, showing improved form; could go well again but needs further progress if he's to get off the mark.
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2nd

4

5th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Benandgone

11st 9lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Brian Barr

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

19:50 Chepstow

Benandgone

11st 6lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Brian Barr

4th

3

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

Benandgone

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Brian Barr

Placed in novice hurdles at Wincanton (1m7f) and Taunton (2m3f) the last twice, showing improved form; could go well again but needs further progress if he's to get off the mark.

14/1

Form: 6

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in two Irish points; well-held sixth in Taunton bumper for new yard, having pulled hard; needs to settle better and take a big step forward.
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5th

5

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

Jet Marshall

11st 0lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Philip Hobbs

Runner-up in two Irish points; well-held sixth in Taunton bumper for new yard, having pulled hard; needs to settle better and take a big step forward.

25/1

6th

3

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

17:08 Taunton

Jet Marshall

11st 3lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Philip Hobbs

Half-brother to useful hurdler/chaser Monbeg Gold; runner-up in two Irish points this winter (soft/yielding) before changing hands for £50,000; new stable has very healthy strike-rate in bumpers (13%).

8/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
AW Flat winner for the Gosden yard; took well to hurdling and first-time hood when winning at Huntingdon (2m, soft) on debut for Harry Eustace; open to progress in this sphere and can't be dismissed.
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6th

11

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

At A Pinch

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Harry Eustace

AW Flat winner for the Gosden yard; took well to hurdling and first-time hood when winning at Huntingdon (2m, soft) on debut for Harry Eustace; open to progress in this sphere and can't be dismissed.

11/2

1st

10

24th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:35 Huntingdon

At A Pinch

10st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Harry Eustace

Won a 1m3f AW maiden on her penultimate run for the Gosdens but she rarely looked straightforward in her seven starts; bought for 24,000gns; not sure what she'll make of hurdling or a first-time hood, but her raw ability is respected.

4/1

10th

6

(9)

28th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:13 Lingfield (AW)

At A Pinch

8st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: John & Thady Gosden

Runner-up as favourite three times in a row before she dominated from the front when 10-11 in a maiden at Kempton (upped 1m3f, AW) three weeks ago; while she did that well, and perhaps this extra 2f will also suit, others in this Listed race have accomplished a good deal more.

8/1

Form: 52

Last run: 152 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Raced in two bumpers in France, close second at Durtal latest; sold for 90,000euros later in November; unexposed and very much an unknown quantity; market confidence should be heeded on British debut.
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3rd

7

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:10 Kempton

Issar d’Airy

10st 7lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

7th

13

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

Issar d’Airy

10st 6lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Raced in two bumpers in France, close second at Durtal latest; sold for 90,000euros later in November; unexposed and very much an unknown quantity; market confidence should be heeded on British debut.

11/2

Form: 00

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Poor maiden on Flat; pair of duck eggs over hurdles; very hard to fancy.
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2nd

7

24th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:50 Uttoxeter

Encashment

10st 9lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

took keen hold, pressed leader, prominent when not fluent 5th, led narrowly before 3 out, ridden when headed last, led again run-in, kept on until no extra and headed towards finish

9/1

12

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

18:55 Newton Abbot

Encashment

10st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Has yet to win a race (0-14) but she's not been far away in any of her handicaps and perhaps this new headgear combination can give her a lift (cheekpieces worked on the Flat when combined with a hood).

33/1

3rd

7

2nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:37 Uttoxeter

Encashment

10st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

led, ridden when faced challenge after 3 out, hit 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on but no extra run-in, lost second inside final 110yds

5/2

Form: 2876

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner who finished second in bumper on rules debut; has not matched that form in three runs since, latest switched to hurdles; others preferred.
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6th

5

14th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Grand Knight

11st 0lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Sean Curran

Won a point in 2020 and came second in 17-runner Warwick bumper (soft) on rules debut in December but he's finished tailed off switched to hurdles in last three runs; still lightly raced and now goes handicapping but he needs a transformation on this step up in trip.

14/1

5th

4

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:10 Kempton

Grand Knight

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

9th

4

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

Grand Knight

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Sean Curran

Point winner who finished second in bumper on rules debut; has not matched that form in three runs since, latest switched to hurdles; others preferred.

40/1

Form: 0700

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Finished third in Irish point; poor form under rules, beaten long way on hurdles debut most recently.
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5

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

15:05 Fakenham

Kilfords Queen

10st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

10

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Warwick

Kilfords Queen

10st 13lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Well held in bumpers and over hurdles so far; handicaps will be more her level.

100/1

10th

10

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

Kilfords Queen

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Finished third in Irish point; poor form under rules, beaten long way on hurdles debut most recently.

100/1

Form: 6-91 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish; well held behind Surtitle here on stable/hurdles debut, then took a major step forward at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) where he made all for 40-1 success; has more on his plate under 7lb penalty.
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1

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

Storm Hill

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Ex-Irish; well held behind Surtitle here on stable/hurdles debut, then took a major step forward at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) where he made all for 40-1 success; has more on his plate under 7lb penalty.

12/1

1st

7

28th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Storm Hill

11st 6lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Paul Henderson

Runner-up in an Irish point; 66-1 when down the field in a Newbury novice hurdle, the form of which gives him plenty to find with Saligo Bay.

50/1

9th

9

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Storm Hill

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Midfield in a Tipperary bumper last March; close second in an Irish point two months later; tough assignment on today's hurdling debut.

33/1

Form: 8-6411 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Won bumper on final outing in France, then followed up at Taunton (2m, good to soft; scored comfortably) on British/hurdles debut; this 4yo should have more to offer; major player under 7lb penalty.
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3rd

4

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Inca De Lafayette

11st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

7

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

Inca De Lafayette

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won bumper on final outing in France, then followed up at Taunton (2m, good to soft; scored comfortably) on British/hurdles debut; this 4yo should have more to offer; major player under 7lb penalty.

5/2

1st

12

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Taunton

Inca De Lafayette

10st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Delivered on earlier promise when winning French AQPS race in November (1m4f, heavy), after which he joined Paul Nicholls for 80,000euros; doesn't need to be anything special to play a significant role on today's hurdling debut.

2/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Fair maiden at up to 2m on Flat; absent since September and may need the outing/experience on first crack at hurdling but market support should be noted.
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5th

3

(5)

16th Jun 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Doublethetrouble

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Lucy Wadham

chased leader, pushed along and lost position 4f out, outpaced 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon lost touch

4/1

7th

3

(4)

17th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Nottingham

Doublethetrouble

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Lucy Wadham

12

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:00 Newbury

Doublethetrouble

10st 6lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Lucy Wadham

Fair maiden at up to 2m on Flat; absent since September and may need the outing/experience on first crack at hurdling but market support should be noted.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £168.00
Straight Forecast £164.80
Trifecta £503.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Malakahna

SPOTLIGHT:

Surtitle

Daily Express:

Inca De Lafayette

The Times:

Jet Marshall

The Star:

At A Pinch

The Guardian:

Storm Hill

Daily Record:

Inca De Lafayette

TOPSPEED:

Malakahna

POSTDATA:

Malakahna

Daily Mirror:

Malakahna

WEST COUNTRY:

Surtitle

Telegraph:

Surtitle

Daily Mail:

Surtitle