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Vandemoortele Worcester “Shaping A Tasty Future” Maiden Hurdle (Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Vandemoortele Worcester “Shaping A Tasty Future” Maiden Hurdle (Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £20.30
  • Place: £3.90

Form: 52P5P-

Last run: 144 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on hurdling debut in France last year but placed on only one of six British starts; reported to have irregular heartbeat when pulled up on two of last three appearances; has the ability feature here if all goes to plan but others are less risky.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Monte Igueldo

12st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

took keen hold, prominent, lost position after 7th, pulled up before 8th

25/1

4th

2

20th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Monte Igueldo

11st 13lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Won a hurdle and two chases for the Greenall/Guerriero partnership last autumn but was pulled up on latest start in January; handicap mark asks something of him but worth market check on stable debut (same owner).

6/1

3

29th Jan 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:50 Southwell

Monte Igueldo

11st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won a maiden hurdle on reappearance and comfortably added two small-field handicap chases; hit with a 10lb rise for winning a weak race at Musselburgh (2m, good to soft) but he looks very progressive.

5/6

9/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: U42-

Last run: 182 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful Flat-racer; not an instant success over hurdles and his tendency to race too freely remains a concern but he seemed to be getting his act together when second at Taunton (2m, soft) in March and is open to further progress.

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4th

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Winterwatch

11st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Given his Flat ability he's become disappointing over hurdles and he's now 0-10; was placed here a month ago but was some 9l off the winner.

6/1

3rd

5

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Winterwatch

11st 8lb

J: James Robottom

T: Harry Fry

took keen hold, prominent

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 073-

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on first two hurdling starts in France but appeared to take big step forward when third of 13 on heavy ground in February; back on a much quicker surface for today's British debut but worth keeping an eye on.

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

5th

3

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Bahtiyar

11st 13lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Dan Skelton

Narrowly to justify heavy market support on stable debut at Stratford (2m, good; behind Tally's Son) and pulling hard perhaps contributed to a slipping saddle there next time; possibilities.

5/2

0

3

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:15 Stratford

Bahtiyar

11st 2lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, held up in rear, saddle slipped before 3rd, went fourth 4th, dropped to last after 2 out, soon pulled up

15/8

2nd

2

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Bahtiyar

11st 13lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

7/2

Form: 8-

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Very useful Flat-racer for Charlie Fellowes; didn't jump well when only eighth of 11 on stable/hurdle debut at Newbury (2m, good to soft) in February and not seen again since but is in good hands and ought to be capable of better.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

25th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

14:55 Bangor-on-Dee

King Ottokar

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

pressed leader, left in lead 1st, soon headed and raced in second, left in lead 6th, pushed along and headed 2 out, switched right and ridden approaching last, held when slow jump last, lost second towards finish

9/2

4th

4

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

King Ottokar

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders, disputing third 3 out, ridden when outpaced after 2 out, soon hung left, kept on run-in

4/1

Form: 2334/2

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Placed in all three bumpers in 2020; made underwhelming hurdle debut later than year but returned from long absence with very respectable second at Stratford (2m, good) two months ago and will likely be on the premises if able to build on that performance here.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

12:35 Stratford

Donnie Azoff

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

led

7/4

4th

5

3rd Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Donnie Azoff

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Dual 2m hurdle winner this year; beaten in three small-field chases in between but ran well on two occasions; seemed to stay 2m5f (over hurdles) two starts ago; not out of this if suited by the step up to 3m.

9/2

1st

1

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:05 Stratford

Donnie Azoff

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

jumped slightly right throughout, made all, kept on well from last, ridden out

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1/5F4-

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Dual French bumper winner; didn't look anything special in three British novice/maiden hurdles last season but was given a wind op in the spring and Paul Nicholls is persisting with him; possible improver.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

26th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:25 Chepstow

Huflower

11st 5lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield, pushed along when not fluent 3 out, lost third and weakened before last

9/2

11

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Worcester

Huflower

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

6th

3

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Huflower

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield, headway after 4th, pushed along before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon outpaced

9/2

Form: 6P-

Last run: 259 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Belied 200-1 odds when very respectable sixth in good-quality juvenile hurdle at Cheltenham (2m1f, good to soft) last December but was pulled up at Kempton later that month and has slipped to a lowly mark on the Flat this year.

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Verdict Starting price

6

11th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:02 Huntingdon

Elusive Artist

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Tony Carroll

always towards rear, pulled up after 4 out (trainer's rep said gelding made a respiratory noise)

20/1

6

(9)

3rd Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Elusive Artist

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Tony Carroll

Not prolific but his win came on Tapeta and he has dropped a long way in the weights; no surprise to see him go well and looks the pick of Tony Carroll's three runners.

6/1

7th

9

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Elusive Artist

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Tony Carroll

prominent, lost position 6th, hit 3 out, held from 2 out

14/1

Form: 940-54

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second of 17 in Cork bumper in April 2021 but generally very disappointing since switching to current stable; comes here after fairly respectable fourth at Perth (2m, good) last month but needs to up his game.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:05 Market Rasen

Shuil Donn

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Paul Collins

midfield, headway 6th, not fluent 7th, weakening when mistake 2 out

13/8

1st

4

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell

Shuil Donn

11st 9lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: Paul Collins

Runner-up in a big-field bumper at Cork in April 2021 but he's been generally disappointing in six runs since; now goes handicapping after wind surgery but he's been off for almost a year and has something to prove for another new yard.

10/1

8th

6

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Shuil Donn

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

held up in rear, headway home turn, ridden and weakened after 3 out

12/1

Form: 9P-

Last run: 213 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Yet to show any worthwhile form on the Flat or over hurdles; makes no appeal.

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8

1st Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:45 Wincanton

Tiger Print

10st 3lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: William de Best-Turner

Struggled to get competitive when 80-1 for handicap hurdle debut at Leicester (1m7f, good to firm) in November and needs to take a huge step forward here.

66/1

5th

6

14th Nov 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

14:20 Leicester

Tiger Print

10st 5lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: William de Best-Turner

Has achieved little on Flat and over hurdles; has decidedly poor form claims and needs significant improvement on handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 98

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maiden pointer who has struggled at triple-digit odds on both hurdling starts this summer (2m/2m4f).

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Verdict Starting price

8

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

13:45 Fakenham

Imperial Senorita

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Poor hurdler who was pulled up on chase debut at Sedgefield in November; cheekpieces now tried but would be a surprise winner.

50/1

7

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

13:55 Sedgefield

Imperial Senorita

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Max Young

Modest and inconsistent maiden in Irish points; soundly beaten in maiden hurdles for new stable; weak claims on handicap/chase debut.

33/1

10th

11

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Imperial Senorita

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

always towards rear

100/1

Form: UU

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden on the Flat and has unseated rider on both hurdling starts (albeit badly hampered on first occasion); tongue-tie refitted today; not the obvious answer.

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Verdict Starting price

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

100/1

Form: 6

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well-beaten 50-1 shot in what looked a modest C&D maiden on recent debut.

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10th

12

3rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:10 Stratford

Bumpy Evans

10st 13lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Ben Lund

always towards rear, tailed off

100/1

12th

8

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Bumpy Evans

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Ben Lund

midfield, towards rear when hampered 4th, weakened after 6th, tailed off

100/1

6th

4

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Worcester

Bumpy Evans

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Ben Lund

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden after 4 out, weakened 3 out

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won five-runner maiden point on fast ground in May but faces much tougher assignment on today's rules debut and is probably best watched.

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11th

7

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:55 Chepstow

Hold Your Fort

11st 4lb

J: Mr Geoff Barfoot-Saunt

T: Tracey Barfoot-Saunt

towards rear of midfield, outpaced and lost touch after 7th, well held 3 out

200/1

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Payout
Exacta £668.00
Straight Forecast £432.50
Trifecta £10343.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Donnie Azoff

Daily Mail:

King Ottokar

The Times:

Winterwatch

POSTDATA:

Huflower

TOPSPEED:

Monte Igueldo

The Guardian:

Huflower

Daily Mirror:

Winterwatch

The Star:

Winterwatch

RP Ratings:

Donnie Azoff

LAMBOURN:

Donnie Azoff

Telegraph:

Donnie Azoff

Daily Express:

King Ottokar

The Sun:

King Ottokar

Daily Record:

King Ottokar