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Racing To School Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5854.44
  • 1m 7f 169y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Racing To School Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-122 D

Last run: 129 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Runner-up twice at the end of last year, having earlier won on his hurdling debut at Warwick in May; absence of no concern and holds leading claims, especially if wind surgery proves beneficial.

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3rd

1

12th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:25 Market Rasen

Sayadam

12st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Yet to finish out of the frame; creditable third to one completing a hat-trick on first run over 3m at Taunton last time; has won on good/soft; a possible.

9/1

3rd

6

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Sayadam

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

The winner of four of his eight starts, most recently over 2m3f on soft ground in November; not progressed since but his stable is in better form now and the step up to 3m also offers hope of better; one to take seriously.

13/2

4th

3

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Sayadam

11st 13lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Kim Bailey

Consistent and improving, even allowing for him coming up short when made favourite for his latest handicap at Taunton (2m3f, soft); ran right through the line there and he's arguably 6lb lower for this with Kai Lenihan taking away 7lb.

11/4

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 153219 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a hot Aintree handicap latest but reserves his best for this track and gained a second C&D success in a handicap last month; 12lb penalty to defy but every reason to expect another good effort.

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6th

8

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Just The Man

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Has C&D form; not ruled out from a handicapping viewpoint but losing run has lasted nearly two years and all best efforts on good ground.

16/1

10th

13

(9)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Just The Man

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Placed twice over hurdles in 2023 (absent since July); not seen on Flat since 2022 and it's a very long time since his last success under this code; others preferred.

33/1

5th

2

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

16:00 Newton Abbot

Just The Man

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: John O’Shea

Not as good as he was but handicapped accordingly now; posted sound effort when third over C&D (good) ten days ago and is an obvious contender if in similar form again; best on good ground.

6/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 76

Last run: 100 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ability on the Flat, without managing a win, but yet to transfer that to hurdling; well beaten in two attempts in the winter; may do better on less testing ground; stable companion of Just The Man.

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6th

3

7th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:35 Newton Abbot

Fight For It

11st 10lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

Novice winner but unplaced in all four handicap efforts; bang there at Ludlow in the latest of them last month but faded out of contention; tends to race too freely and another whose chance may depend on the effect of a hood (worn for the first time over hurdles).

14/1

7th

8

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Fight For It

11st 3lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

Easily beat Zucayan to win C&D novice on this card a year ago (good ground) but ended last year with two very underwhelming handicap runs and struggled (albeit on soft ground) on the Flat last month, after a break; cheekpieces removed after one use; tends to race too freely; others look safer.

20/1

Form: 04

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unplaced all six career starts; beaten 35l or more in two C&D hurdling attempts; may do better once handicapped.

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6th

11

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Fort Nelson

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Displayed minor promise in two Ludlow novice hurdles in spring 2022 but, following a long absence, was well beaten when 50-1 for handicap debut there last month; had wind op soon afterwards.

33/1

7th

6

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Fort Nelson

10st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Remains very unexposed but displayed only minor promise when a big-priced outsider for three C&D maiden/novice hurdles in early 2022 and makes handicap debut after 713-day absence.

33/1

Form: 885

Last run: 113 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Didn't show a great deal in three starts in Ireland, two over hurdles and in a bumper when last seen in December; has joined a powerful yard for British career so worth a check in the betting.

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2

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:35 Newcastle

Into The Sunset

11st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Won two good-ground handicaps in 2022; on a perfectly good mark but his form on softer surfaces is much less convincing.

5/1

7th

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Into The Sunset

12st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Won two good-ground handicaps in 2022, the second one off today's mark at Cartmel (2m1f) that August; however, he's been absent since and is faced with very different conditions on this return to action.

3/1

1st

6

27th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

18:10 Cartmel

Into The Sunset

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 4 out, pushed along and headway on outer from 2 out, disputed lead then left clear last, ridden and kept on strongly run-in

7/1

Form: 75

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

In the frame in six of eight Irish Flat starts (best RPR 84) and should have the ability to succeed over hurdles; hasn't threatened in two outings but still time to come good; one of four runners for Oliver Greenall.

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5th

8

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:50 Cartmel

Mcpherson

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Placed off 11lb higher on handicap hurdle debut at Ludlow (2m, good) just over a year ago but returned from layoff with two down-the-field runs this spring and needs a boost from the first-time cheekpieces here.

8/1

8th

11

6th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

18:15 Uttoxeter

Mcpherson

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair form on the Flat at up to 1m4f for Jessica Harrington; subsequently had wind surgery but mainly disappointing over hurdles, although on a lowly mark now.

10/1

8

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Mcpherson

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

0-8 over hurdles; gave good account when placed behind Zucayan at Ludlow (2m, good) last May but absent since finishing lame at Worcester the following month; others have more pressing claims here.

10/1

Form: 54

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a point in January; better of two efforts over hurdles when fourth at Wincanton three weeks ago; may improve on that but deal more needed to win this.

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8th

1

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Lighthouse Mill

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: David Dennis

Came good with clearcut win at Stratford (2m6f, good to firm) in June and was very close second in quite valuable contest at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) the following month; good claims if judged on that evidence but needs to bounce back from a poor run a fortnight ago.

12/1

0

6

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:55 Worcester

Lighthouse Mill

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Maintained his momentum when just failing at Market Rasen (2m4f) two starts back and again didn't run badly at Bangor; likely to go well again having won at 2m6f.

10/1

Form: 7

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Produced RPRs of 70 in two Irish Flat outings a year ago; disappointing British/hurdling debut when beaten out of sight over C&D last month.

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12

13th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:35 Uttoxeter

Torino

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Soundly beaten in first three handicap hurdles (2m-2m4f; wore cheekpieces); needs today's headgear switch to make a big difference; 1lb out of the weights.

33/1

5th

6

1st Sep 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:00 Sedgefield

Torino

10st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent, lost position after 4th, slow jump and dropped to rear 5th, soon pushed along, outpaced and well held 2 out, kept on from last

25/1

13th

12

5th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:00 Uttoxeter

Torino

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, ridden home turn, weakened omitted 3 out

33/1

Form: P

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

No immediate promise when pulled up over C&D on last month's debut; bred to stay much further.

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4th

4

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

18:45 Uttoxeter

Well Done Dani

10st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders, outpaced after 3 out, went fourth when not fluent last, no impression

7/1

7th

6

3rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:45 Southwell

Well Done Dani

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent

3/1

Form: UP

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

From a good jumping family but hasn't distinguished herself in two starts, being pulled up over C&D last month in the second of them.

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10th

6

20th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:00 Ludlow

Lady Tara Moss

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Oliver Greenall

From a good jumping family but hasn't distinguished herself in two starts, being pulled up over C&D last month in the second of them.

66/1

4

28th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:45 Ludlow

Lady Tara Moss

10st 12lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Oliver Greenall

Form a pretty good jumping family but slowed dramatically and unseated her rider at second flight when 80-1 for debut at Uttoxeter in October, and hasn't raced again since.

66/1

12

3rd Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:40 Uttoxeter

Lady Tara Moss

10st 5lb

J: David England

T: Oliver Greenall

£4,000 yearling; sixth foal; sister to 2m4f hurdle winner Miss Tara Moss, half-sister to 2m hurdle/3m chase winner Midnight Moss and 3m2f hurdle winner Ballymilsy; dam bumper/2m hurdle winner; nice pedigree but lack of experience likely to count against her.

33/1

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