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Happy Birthday John Lane Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5990.6
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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Happy Birthday John Lane Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.45
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 69-111 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Completed a hat-trick of hurdle wins when successful in a three-runner contest at Stratford (2m, good) last time despite some indifferent jumping; penalties are mounting up but she is progressive and tough, and likely to prove hard to beat.

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4th

1

(1)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Pop The Champagne

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Bumper/hurdle winner; no significant impact in five Flat starts (all AW), beaten 5l when seventh of 12 in 1m6f Wolverhampton handicap on the latest last month; tackles a 0-65 for the first time but need to see more.

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: /339-3

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair placed form in bumpers; tailed off on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter but, following eight months off, he shaped much better when third at the same track (2m, good) last month; should be sharper for that run and has each-way claims.

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7th

6

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Turpin Gold

11st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Robert Stephens

Over 17l behind Gerard Mentor when a weakening eighth at Exeter (2m2f, good to firm; first run after wind op) 12 days ago but didn't run badly there and has become quite well handicapped on his summer form; promising 7lb claimer enlisted today; could have a say.

16/1

8th

5

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Turpin Gold

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

Stratford novice winner last September; no striking improvement since then but was 6l down when falling late on at Newton Abbot the final time; had wind surgery; could go well.

20/1

0

4

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:27 Newton Abbot

Turpin Gold

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Robert Stephens

Has not progressed from his Stratford novice win a year ago but was second off today's mark at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in July and didn't run badly over C&D 11 days ago; has the services of Brian Hughes today; each-way claims at least.

12/1

25/1

  • Place: £11.60

Form: P/

Last run: 638 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on only hurdles outing when trained in Ireland; 16 runs without a win on the Flat and well held on both starts for this stable over 6f and 1m; doesn't appeal as the sort to thrive in this sphere.

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7th

3

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Sydney Blues

11st 13lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 4 out, pushed along 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

16/1

6th

3

8th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Sydney Blues

11st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Still a maiden (0-16 on Flat, 0-3 over hurdles) but ran well at Newton Abbot last summer and could be open to progress on this handicap hurdle debut; heed the market signals on return from layoff.

13/2

4th

6

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

16:30 Newton Abbot

Sydney Blues

11st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader from 4th, ridden home turn, soon weakened

4/1

Form: 6

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Winner over 6f/7f on the Flat; following a year off, he wore a hood on hurdling/stable debut at Worcester (2m, good) last month and shaped with only limited promise in finishing sixth of ten; no headgear this time and big improvement required.

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8th

13

(11)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 4

17:30 Nottingham

Duesenberg

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Pipe

midfield, towards rear after 2f, switched right and up the centre from over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced and beaten

25/1

6th

5

(3)

8th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

14:15 Epsom

Duesenberg

11st 4lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

held up in rear, switched to near side 3f out, ridden and minor headway over 2f out, no impression over 1f out

14/1

4th

4

20th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

13:07 Newton Abbot

Duesenberg

11st 2lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

held up in rear, headway after 5th, went fourth but raced wide home turn, ridden before 2 out, stayed on but not pace to challenge

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 07/

Last run: 626 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Little impact in maiden/claiming hurdles late in 2020; kept to the Flat since and won over 1m at Brighton in April; not an obvious contender on this switch back to jumping.

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2nd

8

(8)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:15 Lingfield (AW)

Bbob Alula

9st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Bill Turner

1m course winner; placed over C&D; losing run now at 15 but showed here last October that he can be competitive if better for a recent start on turf.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third in an Irish point in May; first run under rules on debut for Jimmy Frost; probably best watched.

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7th

9

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

15:22 Chepstow

Wrap Your Wings

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Maiden after five starts; pick of three hurdle efforts at Newton Abbot two starts ago but last at Worcester since; handicap debut and, with stamina in the pedigree, might do better now upped in trip; hood fitted.

20/1

9th

8

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Wrap Your Wings

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

always towards rear, not fluent 4 out

33/1

4th

7

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:20 Newton Abbot

Wrap Your Wings

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Jimmy Frost

led, pressed leader when headed 2nd, ridden home turn, soon lost second and held, no extra when lost third run-in

40/1

Form: 0-3333

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

0-9 over hurdles but has been placed six times including when third at Worcester (2m, good) on latest start, form which has since been boosted by the second; place claims again.

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6th

6

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

11st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

took keen hold, never better than midfield, mistake 1st

66/1

8th

6

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:35 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Mark Gillard

0-15 over hurdles and 0-61 overall; very well handicapped on some of last year's form but was safely held over C&D (good) last month and remains a difficult horse to enthuse over; raced mainly on good ground; once placed on the Flat on soft.

25/1

7th

6

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

10st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

held up in last, pushed along after 3 out, ridden 2 out, no telling impression

33/1

Form: 0-37

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Mildly encouraging third in a bumper at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in June but backward step when distant seventh at Worcester last time; brother to a winning hurdler so may do better at this game.

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3rd

11

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

13:44 Wincanton

Testflight

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sue Gardner

13-race maiden; often attracts good market support but weakened quickly when joint-favourite for chasing debut at Stratford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago and is effectively 2lb higher today; interesting to see whether his supporters wade in again.

12/1

6th

6

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

15:40 Stratford

Testflight

10st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

0-9 over hurdles; ran well for a long way when fourth here (3m2f, good) in July but was soundly beaten over that trip at Newton Abbot the following month; drops back to 2m3f for this chasing debut.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

No wins in 20 starts on the Flat from 7f-1m4f; worth a crack over hurdles but doesn't make a great deal of appeal.

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9th

6

20th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

13:07 Newton Abbot

Productive

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stuart Kittow

towards rear of midfield, ridden after 3 out, weakened home turn, tailed off

25/1

7th

6

(3)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

18:35 Chepstow

Productive

9st 9lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Stuart Kittow

steadied start, bit short of room soon after start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden and dropped to last over 2f out, well behind from over 1f out

16/1

3rd

5

(6)

29th Jun 2022

Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:20 Bath

Productive

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Stuart Kittow

pulled hard, prominent, dropped to midfield over 8f out, lost position over 6f out, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Two wins in 41 starts on the Flat, the most recent of them over 1m in June last year; obvious stamina concerns on hurdling debut but interesting to see how he fares.

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7th

5

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Regulator

11st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Infrequent Flat winner despite keeping modest company for the most part; 66-1 when pulled up mid-race in a novice hurdle at Newton Abbot.

40/1

8

(8)

13th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:15 Brighton

Regulator

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Alexandra Dunn

Some reasonable runs in defeat of late, including when fourth of seven at Leicester (1m2f, good to firm) on Tuesday, but he needs something extra if he's to boost his modest 2-45 strike-rate.

16/1

4th

8

(6)

11th Oct 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:55 Leicester

Regulator

8st 9lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Alexandra Dunn

midfield, headway on outer 4f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden on the Flat and no encouragement on debut for Nigel Hawke three weeks ago; hurdling may prove more suitable but a watching brief is advised.

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6th

7

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Time To Burn

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

took keen hold, midfield

16/1

6th

6

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

14:32 Newton Abbot

Time To Burn

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Placed for first time over hurdles when third off lowly handicap mark at Wincanton (1m7f, good) in March but faces very tough assignment on these terms.

33/1

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