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At The Races App Form Study Maiden Hurdle (Arc Summer Novices’ Hdl Series Qual’) (GBB) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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At The Races App Form Study Maiden Hurdle (Arc Summer Novices’ Hdl Series Qual’) (GBB) (Div I)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

13/8 (Won)

Form: 2

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner; narrowly beaten on last month's stable/hurdling debut at Ffos Las and that form is better than it looked at the time; entitled to improve for the experience and warrants respect.

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

4th

1

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

17:41 Ludlow

Nibras Gold

12st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Made all at Ffos Las (2m, good to firm) in May, after a break, and has remained in good form since but holds no secrets from the handicapper and would appeal more on good or faster ground.

7/1

2nd

3

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

17:10 Exeter

Nibras Gold

11st 10lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Won from the front at Ffos Las in May (2m, good to firm) and has continued to run well since then; 2m5f stretched him last time at Warwick; looks a player with Gearoid Harney taking off 8lb this time.

4/1

2nd

2

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Nibras Gold

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Returned from break with front-running win at Ffos Las (2m, good to firm; first run after wind op) in the spring and has remained in good form since; runner-up off today's mark at Southwell (2m, good) 18 days ago and his Flat stamina offers significant hope today's step up in trip will suit.

3/1

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5/1

Form: 54/31- D

Last run: 331 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Four starts in bumper and narrowly won the latest of them, at Newton Abbot last July; that form is ordinary (runner-up unplaced in three hurdles since) but pedigree offers encouragement now jumping; not discounted.

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5th

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

18:45 Huntingdon

Maxcel

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Mel Rowley

Good-ground bumper winner who scored on his handicap debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft) in November 2022; absent since but returns with stable in fine form and it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

15/2

6

19th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:58 Huntingdon

Maxcel

11st 3lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Won a bumper in summer 2021 and displayed improvement over hurdles when scoring on handicap debut at Hereford (2m, good; front pair clear) 11 days ago; 7lb higher here but has plenty of scope for further progress.

3/1

1st

6

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:15 Hereford

Maxcel

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mel Rowley

Placed three times over hurdles since justifying favouritism in a Newton Abbot maiden bumper (2m1f) during the summer of 2021; didn't hurdle fluently though when beaten 20l by the 11-8 favourite at Huntingdon (2m novice, good) four weeks ago; set to make handicap debut at a realistic level.

6/1

Form: 2

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Three starts in Irish points, winning the latest of them a month ago; runner-up on recent hurdling debut at Fontwell (2m5f) when shaping quite well; leading contender if drop to 2m suits.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

12:53 Taunton

Gata Ban

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Point winner who was placed in June on her first two hurdle starts (2m5f/2m, good); well beaten on last month's handicap debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good) and she's hard to fancy on the back of that, but she may have needed the run and is no forlorn hope.

20/1

8th

3

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Gata Ban

11st 11lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

Irish point winner in May; bought for 20,000gns and placed in both novice starts the following month; didn't seem suited by drop to 2m at Worcester in the second of them and fair appeal back up in trip on handicap debut.

5/1

3rd

10

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Worcester

Gata Ban

10st 11lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

Three starts in Irish points, winning the latest of them a month ago; runner-up on recent hurdling debut at Fontwell (2m5f) when shaping quite well; leading contender if drop to 2m suits.

2/1

Form: 5-6

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Midfield finish in a bumper and same when sixth on recent hurdling debut here (2m4f); shaped quite well for a long way in that latest race and likely to improve in due course.

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11

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Prince Cleni

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Hasn't been running particularly well since successful at Southwell in June (3m, good) when in a first-time tongue-tie which was left off last time at Newton Abbot; off since September and others are safer.

14/1

Form: 6-76

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No threat in two bumpers, a year apart, and finished last on this month's Uttoxeter hurdling debut (25-1).

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0

8

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Blue Shark

11st 10lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Six wins between November 2022 and May 2023 included one over C&D (good); back to within 1lb of the final winning mark in that sequence, but too far below par the last four times to expect him to capitalise.

16/1

0

5

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:48 Hereford

Blue Shark

11st 10lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Between November of last year and this May he won six times in seven starts (2m3f-2m4f); however, shot up the weights as a consequence and he's beaten only one finisher in his last three appearances; has stamina to prove.

12/1

Form: 43PP6-

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two bumpers a year ago but no promise in three starts over hurdles since; sold out of Paul Webber's yard for £3,000 in March.

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0

11

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Tika Moon

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Failed to complete when a big-priced outsider for two chases last month and can't be recommended from 2lb out of the weights here.

100/1

0

8

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Tika Moon

10st 3lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Maiden; placed in a bumper but little to show for seven attempts over hurdles and was pulled up on this month's Bangor chasing debut.

66/1

0

9

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Tika Moon

10st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, reminder after 4th, weakened quickly 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

50/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 255 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 40l in a Newton Abbot bumper last October (for Fergal O'Brien, 11-2); hurdling debut after a break and change of yards.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

13:25 Stratford

Theoldfellashorse

11st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

towards rear, not fluent 2nd, hit 4th, outpaced 6th, slow jump and lost touch 7th, got well behind from 2 out, tailed off

50/1

7th

4

10th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:56 Stratford

Theoldfellashorse

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

jumped right on occasions, always towards rear

25/1

7th

5

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Worcester

Theoldfellashorse

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Beaten 40l in a Newton Abbot bumper last October (for Fergal O'Brien, 11-2); hurdling debut after a break and change of yards.

20/1

Form: 85-4

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Limited promise in two bumpers and beaten a fair way on last month's stable/hurdling debut (backed at big odds); plenty to prove for now.

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8th

7

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Worcester

Mr Anderson

10st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Robert Walford

Limited promise in two bumpers and beaten a fair way on last month's stable/hurdling debut (backed at big odds); plenty to prove for now.

33/1

4th

3

21st May 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

17:30 Stratford

Mr Anderson

10st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Robert Walford

Unable to land a blow in two good-ground bumpers for Christian Williams in December; makes stable/hurdle debut after 161-day break; tongue-tie fitted; significant improvement required.

33/1

5th

8

11th Dec 2021

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

15:42 Hereford

Mr Anderson

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Always towards rear (albeit not beaten that far) when 16-1 for Wincanton race won by Mr Sundander last week.

25/1

Form: 6P-3

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No threat when third at Warwick last month, on his second start over hurdles, but it still represented a step forward; more needed.

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4

31st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Cheating Jack

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

Failed to complete two of his three qualifying runs but his third at Warwick (2m, good) in between was quite promising; due to step up to today's trip for handicap debut at Bangor (1.25) on Friday.

7/1

6th

3

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Cheating Jack

11st 8lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

always towards rear, lost touch from 2 out

9/2

2

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Worcester

Cheating Jack

11st 4lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

No threat when third at Warwick last month, on his second start over hurdles, but it still represented a step forward; more needed.

12/1

Form: 96U-

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish point (from three attempts) and better of two outings over hurdles when sixth at Taunton in February (led); early casualty in a hunter chase since but that previous effort gives him some hope.

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9

27th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:30 Southwell

Paudie

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Syd Hosie

led, jumped right 1st, prominent when headed before 3rd, weakened quickly after 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (trainer's rep said gelding stopped quickly; vet said post-race examination revealed no abnormalities)

8/1

4

22nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Worcester

Paudie

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Syd Hosie

Runner-up in an Irish point (from three attempts) and better of two outings over hurdles when sixth at Taunton in February (led); early casualty in a hunter chase since but that previous effort gives him some hope.

14/1

3

10th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 6

15:50 Wincanton

Paudie

11st 12lb

J: Maj Charlie O’Shea

T: Syd Hosie

Placed in an Irish point last spring and put in pretty good front-running shift when very respectable sixth in Taunton novice hurdle (2m3f, good to soft) for Harriet Brown last month; now with another new trainer for hunter chase debut; needs to improve but remains unexposed.

25/1

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