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12.00 Cartmel

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Happy Birthday Anthea Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3430.98
  • 2m 1f 46y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Happy Birthday Anthea Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 56-7

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced in two bumpers last season but well beaten after racing too freely at Stratford three weeks ago; has the hood refitted for today's hurdle debut but significant improvement is required.
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7th

2

28th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

20:50 Stratford

Blame The Farrier

11st 2lb

J: Mr Joshua Thompson

T: David Thompson

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden 4f out, weakened home turn (jockey said gelding ran too free in the early stages)

25/1

6th

2

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle

Blame The Farrier

11st 2lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: David Thompson

Fifth of nine in a Southwell bumper in November (16-1; 2m, good); hood added today and he will need improvement for it.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
0-7 in Irish points; went close on good ground in April but the winner of that race struggled in a subsequent maiden hurdle; changed hands for £5,500 in May; market may guide on rules debut.
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No Results Found

Form: 99D13/0

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Showed some smart form on the Flat in Ireland in 2020 and was first past the post in a heavy-ground juvenile hurdle in March 2021 (subsequently disqualified); soundly beaten in three Class 2 handicaps for new stable this year (two on the Flat, one a C&D hurdle) and is a hard horse to weigh up at present, but he will find this race much easier.
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7th

14

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 2

14:20 Cartmel

Iberia

10st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

in rear, awkward jump 3rd, mistake then pushed along briefly 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, still plenty to do when not fluent last, minor headway run-in, never dangerous

12/1

9th

3

(4)

5th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 2

14:40 Pontefract

Iberia

9st 3lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Gary Hanmer

Form: 4-25

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Didn't get home after racing too freely over 2m6f here last month but shaped with significant promise when second of six over C&D (good to soft; no match for winner) on stable debut three weeks earlier and today's drop back in trip looks the right move.
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5th

3

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

14:30 Cartmel

Nechako

11st 4lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

took keen hold, jumped right on occasions, prominent, led after 1st, mistake 3 out, soon ridden and headed, weakened after 2 out, tailed off (vet said gelding was coughing post-race)

10/1

2nd

7

1st Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

15:10 Cartmel

Nechako

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: James Moffatt

held up in behind leaders, dropped to rear 3rd, lost touch 3 out, went remote fourth from 2 out

20/1

Form: 7/4-

Last run: 198 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Six-time Flat winner at up to 1m who was fairly useful at his best; safely held (albeit on soft ground) on both hurdle runs for his previous two trainers and finished last on the Flat on recent debut for Ann Duffield but not without a chance if all goes well here; tongue-tie fitted today.
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5th

7

(5)

2nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 4

20:20 Carlisle

Rains Of Castamere

9st 11lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ann Duffield

held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, headway and waiting for room 2f out, ridden and went third 1f out, kept on strongly and squeezed through final 110yds, led towards finish

16/1

4th

3

(2)

26th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Ayr

Rains Of Castamere

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Form: 6/P

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Showed only minor promise in points/bumper when trained in Ireland and, following a long layoff, was struggling from fairly early stage on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Hexham (2m, good).
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13

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

So Be It

10st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, lost position after 7th, weakened final circuit, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

7th

3

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

18:50 Perth

So Be It

11st 4lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: William Young Jnr

towards rear on outer, hampered 1st, soon recovered, headway 4th, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, soon ridden and struggling, tailed off

100/1

Form: 29-2

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Runner-up in two of his three bumpers, more recently when behind a subsequent hurdle winner at Hexham (good; first-time hood) last month; ought to have a future over jumps and is on the shortlist here.
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7th

4

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Star Vantage

11st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

in rear, soon detached, joined main group before 5th, some headway before 3 out, shaken up when not fluent 2 out, soon pushed along, stayed on but never near to challenge

8/1

2nd

7

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Star Vantage

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: George Bewley

took keen hold, held up in last, headway over 3f out, ridden and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

6/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
0-14 on the Flat; showed some fair form at up to 1m for Charles Hills in 2021 but hasn't fired since switched to current stable and his stamina for hurdling is not assured.
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9th

7

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Propagation

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Dianne Sayer

always towards rear

25/1

4th

3

(5)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:58 Ayr

Propagation

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Dianne Sayer

carried badly right start, in rear, soon chased leaders, nudged along 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong

12/1

Form: 7

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Placed off a lowly mark on the Flat last summer and last month's stable/hurdle debut at Perth (2m, good) wasn't devoid of promise, albeit she was well beaten in the end; others in this line-up have stronger claims, though.
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No Results Found

Form: 0305-3

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Kept on well for third in Fairyhouse maiden hurdle (2m, yielding to soft) during the winter but left Gordon Elliott after two lesser efforts and was safely held when third of six in C&D mares' race for new stable in May; needs to do better today but last month's wind op offers hope.
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3rd

6

30th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

13:40 Cartmel

Saywhatyouwant

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Ten-race maiden in Ireland but did go close on the Flat (1m2f handicap) for her first yard and she was later placed in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott; now with Donald McCain and this looks a good opening.

11/10

5th

17

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

14:10 Naas

Saywhatyouwant

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Went close on the Flat in October and came on from her hurdle debut when hitting the frame in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse last month; posted a lesser effort since when tailed off at Punchestown but may bounce back and she has place claims.

7/2

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Betting Forcast

20/1 Blame The Farrier, 12/1 Grand Soufle, 100/30 Iberia, 5/1 Nechako, 14/1 Rains Of Castamere, 50/1 So Be It, 7/2 Star Vantage, 25/1 Propagation, 33/1 Red Amapola, 2/1 Saywhatyouwant

Verdict

Iberia and/or Saywhatyouwant will be very dangerous if able to replicate their best Irish form but both come here with quite a bit to prove and the answer might be STAR VANTAGE, who kept on well for second behind a subsequent hurdle winner in a Hexham bumper last month. Nechako ought to be suited by today’s drop back in trip and is second choice.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

RP Ratings:

Saywhatyouwant

SPOTLIGHT:

Star Vantage

The Star:

Grand Soufle

POSTDATA:

Iberia

The Times:

Star Vantage

Telegraph:

Star Vantage

Daily Record:

Star Vantage

TOPSPEED:

Saywhatyouwant

The Guardian:

Saywhatyouwant

Daily Mail:

Saywhatyouwant

Daily Express:

Saywhatyouwant

Daily Mirror:

Saywhatyouwant

The Sun:

Saywhatyouwant