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16:50 Stratford

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Grace & Dotty Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 2f 148y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Grace & Dotty Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Displayed clear promise on both starts, more recently when close second to short-odds favourite at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last month; ought to be suited by today's step up in trip and has a significant role to play.

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

2nd

1

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:20 Hereford

Bagheera Ginge

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

jumped left on occasions, led, bad mistake 4th, headed but prominent before 10th, led again 3 out, headed approaching last, kept on

4/1

1st

3

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Warwick

Bagheera Ginge

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Reliable sort who was in good form without winning over fences this term until coming in last of four in 2m5f Stratford handicap 35 days ago; the sort to bounce back so he needs considering.

5/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 42 BF

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Useful Flat-racer who made the frame on both hurdling starts for new stable this spring; turned over at short odds when clear second at Worcester (2m, good) on latter occasion but the winner was a rules debutant who ran well under a penalty on his next outing; major player here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

13th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:50 Uttoxeter

Dreamweaver

12st 1lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

took keen hold, close up, lost position home turn, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

12/1

2nd

4

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

16:50 Stratford

Dreamweaver

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

prominent, mistake 4th, not fluent when pressed leader 2 out, pushed along home turn, ridden and no extra approaching last, weakened run-in, no match for winner

6/4

2nd

2

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Dreamweaver

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

led narrowly or disputed lead, ridden after 3 out, headed approaching last, kept on until no extra final 110yds

2/5

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 12 BF

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Joined Dan Skelton after good-ground point win in February and made winning rules debut in good-ground Southwell bumper in May; that form has taken some knocks and he found one too good when odds-on to defy a penalty in June but he still features prominently in calculations on hurdling debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:35 Wincanton

Victory Club

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Won a point for this yard and then a Southwell bumper for Dan Skelton, for whom he was a well-held third on hurdle debut; back with Harriet Dickin he was tailed off at Taunton when 50-1.

25/1

10th

7

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Victory Club

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

1-2 in points for this yard in early 2022 and finished first and second in two bumpers for Dan Skelton later that year, but a well-held third of nine on hurdles debut at Stratford (2m3f, good); interesting to see what the market makes of him back with his former stable after 19 months off.

14/1

Form: 6

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed significant ability on the Flat for Andre Fabre in France but struggled on British Flat debut in June and made low-key start to hurdling career when well-beaten sixth at Worcester (2m, good) last month.

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11th

10

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:45 Worcester

Blitz Spirit

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

0-8 over hurdles and 0-13 overall; travelled well for a long way at Southwell (2m4f, good; first-time blinkers) in June but was on the back foot when falling at penultimate flight there, and was safely held here 12 days ago; tries a new trip today; 5lb out of the weights.

25/1

6th

8

20th Jul 2023

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:55 Worcester

Blitz Spirit

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

Maiden; wasn't going to win at Southwell last month but was keeping on when falling two out; rather flimsy evidence but that was her first start since November so possible she can be involved if none the worse.

33/1

8

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell

Blitz Spirit

10st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Yet to show anything more than minor promise after six hurdle runs and absent since heavy defeat in first-time cheekpieces (retained) in November; had wind surgery in January and returns with a tongue-tie fitted.

20/1

Form: 6

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten after making the running on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good; hooded) last month and difficult to enthuse over.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:28 Uttoxeter

Thistle Do

11st 1lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Simon Edwards

held up in rear on inner, outpaced and pushed along 3 out, keeping on when not fluent 2 out, ridden and went third last, kept on run-in, no match for first two

16/1

7th

7

7th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

13:30 Uttoxeter

Thistle Do

11st 4lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Simon Edwards

midfield, not fluent 6th, ridden before 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened approaching last

50/1

5th

5

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

16:50 Stratford

Thistle Do

11st 4lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Simon Edwards

towards rear, not fluent 5th, headway into midfield after 6th, prominent when jumped badly right 2 out, pushed along after 2 out, no extra home turn, weakened and beaten approaching last

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 47

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

0-3 in points; made quite encouraging rules debut when fourth at Worcester (2m, good) last month but well beaten after racing too freely/hanging at Market Rasen three weeks ago; others have more pressing claims.

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6th

3

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

16:50 Stratford

Codey Jones

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, not fluent 4th, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, carried right and hampered 2 out, ridden and got behind after 2 out, tailed off approaching last

14/1

7th

1

31st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:35 Market Rasen

Codey Jones

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Martin Keighley

took keen hold, raced wide early, chased clear leader, lost second but prominent in chasing group 2nd, lost position after 4th, pushed along and struggling from 5th, tailed off

8/1

4th

2

14th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:25 Worcester

Codey Jones

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

led, led before 3 out, ridden and outpaced when edged left after 2 out, soon beaten

25/1

Form: 6-7654

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Safely held on both hurdling starts, attracting attention of the stewards when about 40l fourth at Uttoxeter (2m, good) on latter occasion four weeks ago; can almost certainly do better at some stage but will need to improve quickly to win this.

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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: 5

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 36l when last of five in good-ground course bumper on last month's rules debut; can only be watched on today's hurdling debut.

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9

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Beannaigh Do

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Sheila Lewis

Inconsistent maiden; clear best effort when second at Ffos Las (2m3f, good) last April; achieved nothing of value here (2m4f/2m, soft) the last twice; opposed.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some promise on AW for Grant Tuer last autumn but quickly became very disappointing in Flat handicaps this spring; sold for £1,500 in May; can only be watched on this stable/hurdle debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

6th Nov 2022

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:40 Ffos Las

Great Ridley

11st 0lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Limited Flat maiden who has shown nothing over hurdles, with and without a hood.

100/1

10th

10

20th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Warwick

Great Ridley

10st 12lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

always towards rear, dropped to last and detached when mistake 4th, soon ridden, lost touch and blundered 3 out, tailed off

100/1

9th

8

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

16:50 Stratford

Great Ridley

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

jumped slightly right throughout, raced freely, in touch with leaders, awkward jump 1st, pushed along and lost position after 6th, in rear when not fluent 3 out, soon tailed off (jockey said gelding ran too free in the early stages)

100/1

Form: 2684

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Outran triple-digit odds when second in good-ground Southwel bumper on rules debut in May but well beaten on both hurdling starts last month.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

20th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Lockandload

10st 4lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: James Evans

in touch with leaders

16/1

7th

6

27th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

13:10 Leicester

Lockandload

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: James Evans

Runner-up in a spring bumper; only minor form in 2m4f maiden hurdles but attracted support on latest occasion and is evidently thought capable of better; gives the impression this drop back in trip will suit; blinkers replace the cheekpieces worn last time; interesting on handicap debut.

5/1

5th

12

7th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

13:30 Uttoxeter

Lockandload

10st 11lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: James Evans

towards rear of midfield, some headway when pushed along after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened last (jockey said mare ran green)

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £62.00
Straight Forecast £56.10
Trifecta £116.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dreamweaver

RP Ratings:

Bagheera Ginge

Daily Mirror:

Victory Club

POSTDATA:

Bagheera Ginge

WEST COUNTRY:

Bagheera Ginge

The Star:

Bagheera Ginge

Daily Record:

Bagheera Ginge

The Sun:

Victory Club

The Times:

Dreamweaver

Telegraph:

Dreamweaver

The Guardian:

Dreamweaver

Daily Mail:

Dreamweaver

Daily Express:

Dreamweaver