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bet365 Select Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £45560
  • 2m 5f 110y
  • Class 1
  • 4 runners
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bet365 Select Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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Form: 28-243 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

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

4

29th Apr 2023

Good

2m 6f 164y

Class 1

14:50 Sandown

McFabulous

11st 5lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Quality bumper/hurdle performer who has won two of his five runs over fences (including a Grade 2) and had excuses for his three defeats (lost action/finished lame/irregular heartbeat); comes with an element of risk but his trainer can be trusted to have him spot on for this seasonal finale; very effective on good but career-high RPR was achieved on soft.

10/1

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

13:15 Newbury

McFabulous

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

High-class bumper/hurdle winner who has taken well to fences, easily beating the odds-on Thyme Hill over C&D (good) in November; safely held in second by the same rival in Grade 1 novice at Kempton on Boxing Day, finishing lame after running well for a long way; under optimum conditions today he's the one to beat provided he's fully recovered from that last run.

4/9

2nd

2

26th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Kempton

McFabulous

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Inferior hurdler to Thyme Hill - albeit very smart in his own right - but the early signs are that he'll be the better chaser after making light work of the Hobbs horse in a 2m7f Grade 2 at Newbury (good), which came on the heels of a faultless display at Exeter; sound jumping has been a feature in his performances so far and he's sure to take a lot of beating; also effective on soft/good to soft.

13/8

Form: -1623F D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

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

3rd

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Warwick

Indefatigable

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Paul Webber

led before 2 out, pressed leader when headed 2nd, lost two places 6th, ridden after 8th, went third before 2 out, stayed on but no match for first two

20/1

5

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Indefatigable

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

An admirable mare over many seasons but she has failed to beat a rival in her two runs this term and looked badly out of sorts last time.

33/1

Form: P-2145 D BF

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

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

3rd

2

23rd Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:07 Sandown

Fusil Raffles

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

5

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Fusil Raffles

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Gifted the Charlie Hall at Wetherby in October and his return to 3m was unconvincing last time; has some useful form at about 2m4f here (soft/good to soft), notably second in the Grade 1 novice chase on this card last year and fourth in the Racing Post Gold Cup two starts ago; should go well.

10/1

5th

3

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Fusil Raffles

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Fortunate winner of the Charlie Hall at Wetherby in October, gifted the race when Shan Blue fell, but that was still a very positive performance on his first crack at 3m and he again ran well when fourth in a 2m4f handicap at Cheltenham last month; his jumping lacked fluency last time but he might be more in his comfort zone today back up in trip; solid claims.

4/1

Form: 0/311- C

Last run: 364 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

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

13th

12

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31st Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

18:40 Galway

Scaramanga

11st 7lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: W P Mullins

Effectively campaigned, espacially over hurdles; fourth in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham before travelling to America to land the Grade 1 Iroquois Hurdle in May; should be effective off this mark and an intriguing runner here.

10/1

4th

4

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Scaramanga

11st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Useful hurdler two seasons back for Paul Nicholls; still pretty useful on Flat, changing stables after Royal Ascot last year and running respectably in two good Flat handicaps in the autumn; the latter was on heavy going but he's not been seen often on testing ground and peak efforts on no worse than good to soft; second to The Very Man in a charity Flat race last month and this is his first run over hurdles for Willie Mullins.

66/1

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Scaramanga

TOPSPEED:

McFabulous

LAMBOURN:

Fusil Raffles

SPOTLIGHT:

Indefatigable

The Times:

Fusil Raffles

Daily Mirror:

Fusil Raffles

POSTDATA:

McFabulous

WEST COUNTRY:

McFabulous

Daily Record:

McFabulous

Telegraph:

Scaramanga

The Guardian:

Scaramanga

Daily Mail:

Scaramanga

Daily Express:

Scaramanga

The Sun:

Scaramanga

The Star:

Indefatigable