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  • Prize money: £3703.28
  • 2m 7f 25y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £6.70
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 127424 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

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

5th

3

24th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:25 Chepstow

To Be Sure

11st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Four wins (two hurdles, two chases) over this sort of trip, including on soft ground; well short of his best on his last three starts but he's bounced back in the past; betting useful.

7/1

5th

10

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

To Be Sure

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

in rear, some headway 14th, weakened 5 out

7/1

3rd

3

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 3

13:50 Ffos Las

To Be Sure

10st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Evan Williams

Struggled in huge field at Cheltenham last time and faces an easier task in this race, getting plenty of weight from his two rivals; successful over C&D (Class 5) two starts ago and warrants respect back here.

5/2

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  • Place: £4.20

Form: 4-P5P8 CD

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

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0

2

7th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

17:00 Newton Abbot

Danny Whizzbang

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Pulled up twice over hurdles early this year and didn't appear to be going well when falling at Huntingdon in May; chase winner off 4lb higher in April 2022 but returns to fences with plenty to prove; Harry Cobden knows him well from his time with Paul Nicholls.

3/1

7

23rd May 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

16:30 Huntingdon

Danny Whizzbang

10st 9lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Course winner over fences in spring 2022 (2m7f, good) but returned from break with two poor hurdling runs in early part of this year and has been off for another three months since; getting back on good ground will aid his cause but it takes a leap of faith to support him at present.

16/1

11

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Danny Whizzbang

10st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

in touch with leaders

25/1

Form: 073713 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

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

12th

13

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:10 Chepstow

Trixster

10st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Respectable minor honours in three of his first four starts this season but well beaten next time and jumping proved his undoing on latest; now switches back from chasing to his first hurdle run since last April; 7lb lower than his chase mark and also wears headgear for the first time.

12/1

6

9th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Wincanton

Trixster

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

didn't jump well, held up in rear, blundered and unseated rider 11th

6/1

6th

2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Trixster

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 11th, ridden after 5 out, mistake 4 out, made no impression

7/2

Form: 050425

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

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

2nd

11

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Johnny B

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Dominated this race in 2022 and caused 50-1 surprise in heavy-ground hurdle race on seasonal debut in January but his record in recent years is very mixed and it's always hard to predict how he'll run.

16/1

7th

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Johnny B

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Caused 50-1 shock at Wincanton (3m, heavy; also suited by good ground) in December, after a long layoff, but pulled up twice since (chase/hurdle); not an easy one to predict.

20/1

3

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:42 Wincanton

Johnny B

11st 13lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

50-1 when winning comfortably by 9l over hurdles on seasonal debut at Wincanton (3m, heavy) in December; 6lb higher today; remains well handicapped on older chasing form but pulled up in that sphere on New Year's Day and has become unreliable.

12/1

Form: 671-4P D

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

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0

4

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Aviewtosea

11st 12lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Following wind surgery he was close up in a first-time visor at Stratford but his profile is a patchy one and he never looked that interested last time at Market Rasen when the blinkers returned; cheekpieces did nothing for him when tried before.

20/1

0

3

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:50 Market Rasen

Aviewtosea

12st 0lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Following wind surgery he was a close third in a first-time visor at Stratford last month; he's a contender on that form but his profile this year is patchy and he was well beaten at Ayr last time; blinkers return today (no obvious positive effect previously); others are more solid.

16/1

Form: 511P6

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

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

4th

3

27th Nov 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:00 Kempton

Ballintubber Boy

11st 12lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, led, increased tempo before 4 out, headed after 3 out, soon weakened

15/8

1st

1

10th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

16:55 Huntingdon

Ballintubber Boy

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual hurdle winner last season, latterly when making all off 2lb lower at Market Rasen (2m7f, good) in February, but has looked out of sorts on both appearances this term and needs to prove his wellbeing.

9/1

Form: 44F-63

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

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4

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

13:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Mason Jar

11st 7lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

prominent, pushed along before 4 out, soon lost position, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out (jockey said gelding ran flat; train's rep could offer no further explanation for the performance; vet said a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than the gelding was showing a prolonged recovery rate)

20/1

9th

11

5th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Mason Jar

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

7th

3

5th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:50 Exeter

Mason Jar

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

Form: 24PP65

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Place /
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9

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:29 Worcester

Storm Rising

10st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Harper

always towards rear, struggling from 5th, soon became detached, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

25/1

3rd

3

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

13:05 Worcester

Storm Rising

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Harper

Has deteriorated sharply over the last year and tailed off in a hurdles race last week; tongue-strap on for first time over jumps.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £469.00
Straight Forecast £484.10
Tricast £1733.90
Trifecta £2605.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Johnny B

The Times:

Ballintubber Boy

WEST COUNTRY:

Aviewtosea

Daily Express:

Mason Jar

POSTDATA:

Trixster

Daily Record:

To Be Sure

The Star:

Ballintubber Boy

Telegraph:

Aviewtosea

RP Ratings:

Johnny B

TOPSPEED:

Johnny B

Daily Mail:

Johnny B

Daily Mirror:

Johnny B

The Sun:

Mason Jar

The Guardian:

Trixster