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12:30 Newton Abbot

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Racing Partnership Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5010.32
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Racing Partnership Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.45
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -11360 D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

3-3 in bumpers and he's 2-5 over hurdles; disappointing in Grade 3 handicap at Sandown last month but that was on testing ground on his step up to 2m4f, and he ran well to finish sixth in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury (2m, good to soft) on his penultimate run; sets a useful standard back in much calmer waters and should be hard to beat if he can bounce back near best.

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

1st

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Knappers Hill

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

jumped well, prominent, disputed lead 7th, good jump and led clearly 5 out, pushed along before 2 out, went clear approaching last, easily

4/6

2nd

3

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Chepstow

Knappers Hill

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, outpaced after 5 out, soon hung left, went second after 4 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

4/5

1st

2

29th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:00 Sandown

Knappers Hill

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Listed bumper winner on soft ground in 2020; landed the valuable novices' handicap on this card a year ago and resumed with another two wins in the autumn, the latter in a Wincanton Grade 2 (1m7f, good to firm); his improvement seems to have levelled off since the turn of the year but he didn't run badly when third at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in February and should be fine over today's trip.

11/4

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11/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 213121 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Proved a real money-spinner since joining Nigel Hawke last spring, winning five chases and two novice hurdles; this is much tougher than the race he won at Taunton (2m, good) on his return last week but he put in a dominant display to score by 18l and it wouldn't be a surprise if he made another bold bid under a double penalty.

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

0

9

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Diligent

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Mary Sanderson

in touch with leaders, lost ground before 2nd, in rear before 6th

20/1

2nd

2

31st May 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

16:30 Newton Abbot

Diligent

12st 0lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Mary Sanderson

jumped right on occasions, led, headed 4 out, ridden and no impression from 2 out

15/8

4

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:55 Kempton

Diligent

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Mary Sanderson

Multiple winner over jumps in 2021 and 2022; best effort in hunter chases this year when second to notable rival at Wincanton (2m4f, good); behind Gaboriot at Ludlow last time and now goes without usual hood.

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful 1m2f winner (good) for Andrew Balding last summer; joined this yard for 50,000gns and he should make a hurdler but this looks a tough starting point in this sphere after 187 days off; hood added.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

26th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

17:13 Newton Abbot

Cadeau DOr

10st 13lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

held up in behind leaders, disputed lead 7th, hung left and bumped rival 3 out, ridden and every chance before 2 out, no extra approaching last

7/2

3rd

1

18th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:20 Plumpton

Cadeau DOr

12st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

prominent, ridden when mistake 2 out, kept on run-in, went third towards finish

11/2

1

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

16:30 Newton Abbot

Cadeau DOr

11st 4lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

1m2f winner 12 months ago; made the frame off his modest mark in a handicap here ten days ago (2m1f, good) and a repeat won't see him far away back in a maiden.

2/1

Form: 1/3FF1

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

French bumper winner; twice let down by his jumping for current connections before a much-improved display when landing a big-field Clonmel maiden (2m2f, heavy; RPR 126) last month; the narrow leader fell at last in that race but this free-going sort is open to more progress back in trip and he's respected on his British/stable debut (left Emmet Mullins for £8,000).

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

1

4th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 137y

Class 3

12:40 Exeter

Geni De La Cour

11st 6lb

J: Mr Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

Added to his French bumper win when landing a Clonmel maiden hurdle (2m2f, heavy; RPR 126) for Emmet Mullins in March; looks interesting on that form but he's had two different trainers since and was pulled up when switched to fences at Newton Abbot on his return in September; tongue-tie is now added back in this sphere and he has some questions to answer.

16/1

2

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

14:45 Newton Abbot

Geni De La Cour

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Syd Hosie

novicey jumping, prominent, raced awkwardly early, hit 3rd, became detached 6th, soon pulled up

13/2

2

4th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

15:00 Newton Abbot

Geni De La Cour

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

French bumper winner who also won a Clonmel maiden hurdle in March (2m2f, heavy) for Emmet Mullins, after which he changed hands for £8,000; debatable what he achieved here 18 days ago (on good ground) behind the very smart Knappers Hill but he ran okay.

3/1

Form: O8U

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in two 1m2f runs for Godolphin last summer and was out the back again at a massive price on his recent stable debut at Kempton (1m); now switches to hurdling and can only be watched.

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

9th

5

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Alkhattaaf

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

midfield, headway 5th, soon cajoled along, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out

6/1

6th

3

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Alkhattaaf

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

midfield, pushed along after 5th

3/1

1st

8

(6)

29th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alkhattaaf

9st 5lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Chris Down

prominent

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £18.00
Straight Forecast £18.70
Trifecta £52.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Knappers Hill

Telegraph:

Diligent

POSTDATA:

Geni De La Cour

RP Ratings:

Knappers Hill

TOPSPEED:

Knappers Hill

WEST COUNTRY:

Knappers Hill

The Times:

Knappers Hill

The Guardian:

Knappers Hill

Daily Mail:

Knappers Hill

Daily Express:

Knappers Hill

The Sun:

Knappers Hill

Daily Mirror:

Diligent

The Star:

Diligent

Daily Record:

Diligent