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Braceys Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3049.76
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Braceys Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 9U7672

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

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10th

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Outback Frontiers

11st 5lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

Won run-of-the-mill Chepstow maiden (2m, good) in April 2022, but absent since disappointing handicap run the following June and will probably not be ideally suited by the forecast soft ground.

33/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1/826 D

Last run: 154 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

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2nd

9

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

19:50 Chepstow

Welsby

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Deborah Faulkner

6th

11

19th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

14:20 Chepstow

Welsby

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Deborah Faulkner

Went missing for nearly four years after winning a four-runner Aintree bumper for Nicky Henderson; well beaten here on his stable/hurdling debut but left that form behind to keep a smart Paul Nicholls favourite honest over C&D 24 days ago; that brings him right into it.

4/1

2nd

11

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:20 Chepstow

Welsby

11st 4lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Deborah Faulkner

Comfortably won four-runner Aintree bumper (soft) on debut for Nicky Henderson in November 2017 but struggled when returning from mammoth absence for new stable in 2m novice hurdle here this month.

100/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 5

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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3

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

Dances On The Sand

11st 10lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Just minor efforts in three runs during the opening half of 2022 but handicapped accordingly and needs checking in the betting on this belated return; steps up from 2m.

14/1

4th

2

7th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Warwick

Dances On The Sand

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

3rd

4

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

19:50 Chepstow

Dances On The Sand

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Form: 59

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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2nd

4

1st Sep 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:00 Sedgefield

Windy Cove

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

chased leader, led going okay home turn, pushed along approaching last, soon hard pressed, ridden and headed last, outpaced and held run-in

6/1

5th

12

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:27 Bangor-on-Dee

Windy Cove

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

towards rear, mistake 3rd, headway 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

10/1

3rd

4

11th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:45 Newton Abbot

Windy Cove

10st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

led, went clear after 4th, mistake 5th, reduced lead after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, headed approaching last, soon no extra

9/2

Form: 5U45

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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12

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

13:00 Taunton

Bells Of Rutland

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Appeared to show modest form in a maiden (2m, good) on his final start last term but tailed-off last this season in his two handicaps.

50/1

8th

10

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:40 Ffos Las

Bells Of Rutland

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

prominent, pushed along after 5th, lost position and dropped to rear home turn, got behind before 3 out, soon struggling

33/1

8th

7

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:28 Uttoxeter

Bells Of Rutland

10st 10lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

midfield, not fluent 1st, ridden briefly after 3rd, headway on outer when not fluent 6th, soon ridden, struggling before 3 out, tailed off, lost shoe (vet said gelding lost his left-fore shoe)

12/1

Form: 3PU3

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

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12

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:35 Ffos Las

Howdy Partner

10st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Nikki Evans

Still in contention before falling at third-last flight over C&D (heavy) in February but was tailed-off 66-1 shot at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last month and is now 0-8 over hurdles.

50/1

12th

13

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:40 Chepstow

Howdy Partner

10st 10lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Nikki Evans

Still in contention before falling at third-last flight at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in February but is now 0-7 over hurdles; others have much more compelling claims.

33/1

Form: 6

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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4th

1

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

13:20 Chelmsford (AW)

This Ones For Fred

9st 9lb

T: David Evans

Won two in a row over 1m4f (one on Lingfield Polytrack) last summer off higher marks but has lost his way.

6/1

7th

2

(5)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

This Ones For Fred

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Evans

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

9th

3

(6)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:40 Newcastle (AW)

This Ones For Fred

11st 1lb

J: Miss Sophie Bain

T: David Evans

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 7992

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

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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

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Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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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

Form: -08324

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

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5th

7

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:30 Wincanton

Benandgone

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Brian Barr

Ran better last February-May than he did in his two starts this autumn; needs a revival.

16/1

1

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Benandgone

12st 1lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Brian Barr

Ran well in novices/handicap debut in the spring but hasn't lived up to the promise of those in two outings since a break; far too soon to wirte him off and return to his best gives live hopes.

5/1

5th

2

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:52 Chepstow

Benandgone

11st 12lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Brian Barr

Positives to take from his last five starts and, although beaten some 21l at Stratford last time, the winner was well ahead of his mark (followed up at Ascot last weekend); should be thereabouts.

11/2

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5 yo Gelding

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2nd

8

(6)

28th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

14:15 Kempton (AW)

Big Wing

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Lee Carter

16-race maiden who came closest to winning when beaten a head by a subsequent winner at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) this month; just 1lb higher, but this trip appears to stretch him and others are more convincing.

7/2

2nd

8

(2)

11th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Big Wing

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Lee Carter

Not disgraced when fifth of 13 at Kempton (1m3f, Polytrack) when last seen in September, but is 0-15 under both codes and seems unlikely to be suited by the shorter trip.

9/1

1

(2)

31st Oct 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Big Wing

9st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Lee Carter

0-15 under both codes but has run with credit in two of three starts since joining this yard, as when fifth of 13 at Kempton (1m3f, Polytrack) last month (eased prematurely); drops in grade and frame material if coping with this shorter trip.

12/1

Form: 3 BF

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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5

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

19:50 Chepstow

Eye To The Sky

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom Lacey

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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4th

1

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Worcester

Bear A Hand

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Price

Lightly raced mare who made pretty good start to handicap career when third of ten at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) three weeks ago; should be okay on today's faster ground and may still have a bigger run in her; respected.

11/4

3rd

5

6th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

18:15 Uttoxeter

Bear A Hand

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Price

Best of three runs when fourth in a Doncaster novice last time (2m3f, good); weakened late on so shouldn't be inconvenienced by the drop in trip on handicap debut; a possible

20/1

6

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Bear A Hand

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Price

Form: 173 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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1st

4

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Iskar DAiry

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, headway before 3 out, shaken up when led narrowly before 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in

7/2

4th

1

27th Feb 2023

Good

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Iskar DAiry

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Not yet replicated his bumper form over hurdles but it was a big step towards that when a clear second off 3lb lower at Lingfield two weeks ago (2m, good to soft); well backed that day and even drier conditions here should benefit.

3/1

2nd

6

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Lingfield

Iskar DAiry

11st 3lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, prominent, went second after 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on but no chance with winner final 110yds

16/1

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Exacta £162.00
Straight Forecast £133.30
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Selections

RP Ratings:

Welsby

SPOTLIGHT:

Benandgone

Telegraph:

Eye To The Sky

WEST COUNTRY:

Dances On The Sand

Daily Record:

Eye To The Sky

POSTDATA:

Benandgone

Daily Mail:

Benandgone

TOPSPEED:

Welsby

The Times:

Welsby

The Guardian:

Welsby