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Paddy Power Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4247.88
  • 2m 4f 1y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Paddy Power Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 3057-3

Last run: 164 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden, creditable 6l third to Watashock over C&D (good) in the spring; a repeat of that would put him in the mix again but he'll need more if he's to gain an elusive first success.

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

5th

6

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Cobbs Corner

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, lost touch 2 out, tailed off

8/1

5th

10

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Cobbs Corner

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Won off today's mark over hurdles at Fakenham (2m4f, good) in October 2022; made quite promising seasonal/chase debut at Hereford (2m, good) last month but was not travelling well when brought down at Hereford 19 days ago and his overall record is not compelling.

6/1

0

11

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Cobbs Corner

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Just 1-10 over hurdles but made a quite promising seasonal/chase debut when fourth over C&D (good) this month and can pose a potent threat if that outing has brought him on; 1lb out of the weights.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 53938-

Last run: 183 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden; creditable third of eight at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) in March before fading in a big field at Exeter (wore cheekpieces) the following month; today's trip is probably a bare minimum for him, but he's not without a chance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

13:50 Wetherby

Blended Stealth

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Fair fourth at Musselburgh (3m, soft) two starts ago in cheekpieces, which go back on following a lesser run in a visor there; however, he's 0-24 and it's hard to be confident that today will be the day.

6/1

7th

8

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

12:25 Musselburgh

Blended Stealth

10st 4lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Versatile type who was a respectable fourth of 11 over C&D (soft) last month but that was behind Sanosuke and her record now stands at 0-23; needs to find more in new headgear.

6/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 5885-1 D

Last run: 164 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Beaten over 30l in his first five races but he was well backed and showed significant improvement to win nine-runner race at Ayr (2m4f, good; never far away and jumped more fluently) in May; up only 4lb and open to further progress; may well follow up.

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

8th

8

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

18:50 Stratford

Bells Of Stamford

11st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Tim Vaughan

Competitively treated on his Warwick win (2m4f) in February 2023; badly out of sorts last term, however; market may prove best guide on return from three-month break.

12/1

7

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Bells Of Stamford

11st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Best chase form when coming clear over 2m4f at Warwick (good) last February but he fell next time and heavy ground hasn't done much for him this winter; no surprise to see a bolder show today.

12/1

Form: 3-1238 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D (good ground) in May but hasn't built on that and he was sold from Dan Skelton for just £4,000 in September; tailed-off last of eight on debut for new yard three weeks ago and has plenty to prove after that.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3

30th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Watashock

11st 0lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Won Fakenham handicap (2m4f, good) for Dan Skelton in May and bettered disappointing stable debut when respectable fourth over that C&D this month; not sure to be suited by this return to a right-handed track (hung left when beaten in a match here in spring) but still a likely contender.

11/4

4th

1

14th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Watashock

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

held up in rear, ridden after 3 out, went fourth on inner home turn, made no impression

14/1

8th

3

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:40 Market Rasen

Watashock

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

held up in rear, ridden home turn, weakened before 2 out, tailed off

10/1

Form: 221

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

3yo; poor on Flat but has taken well to hurdling and won four-runner juvenile at Huntingdon (2m, good; 12-1) ten days ago; shapes as if he'll stay 2m4f; may not have reached his limit; shortlisted for handicap debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

11:50 Huntingdon

Anger Management

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: John Ryan

Inconsistent and unraced beyond 2m4f but was found to be lame when well beaten here last month and he scored at Bangor (2m3f, good) the time before; won here (2m, good) last season and not written off today.

7/1

5th

5

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Huntingdon

Anger Management

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John Ryan

Has very mixed record since winning four-runner juvenile hurdle here a year ago but doubled his tally with hard-fought success at Bangor (2m3f, good) last month and has the services of Sean Bowen again here.

5/1

Form: 8/73-2

Last run: 130 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 10yo; best effort over hurdles when a close second at Southwell (2m4f, good; wore cheekpieces; 2-1) in June on first start for Laura Morgan; may do better still for this yard and she has to be respected.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Sparkling Dawn

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: L J Morgan

held up in rear, headway 3 out, bit short of room just before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

13/2

6th

5

14th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Sparkling Dawn

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

midfield, headway and pressed leaders 3 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

100/30

Form: 36-644

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

0-14 over hurdles; fourth at Fontwell and Newton Abbot on her last two outings; will have no problem with today's conditions and may make the frame again but others appeal more for the win.

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

5th

9

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Baby Sham

10st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Her two hurdle wins came on good ground last May/June, latterly over 3m2f at Fontwell; pretty remote in her two latest starts, however.

12/1

Form: 45/3

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Useful for John Gosden, winning twice over 1m4f in 2020, but no great shakes over hurdles so far; well-beaten last of three in maiden at Plumpton last month and needs to improve for the switch to handicaps.

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Verdict Starting price

6

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Worcester

Indigo Lake

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly and dropped to rear after 4 out

25/1

8th

2

14th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Indigo Lake

11st 13lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

held up in rear, pushed along 3 out, soon beaten and lost touch, tailed off, lost shoe

15/2

3rd

1

18th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 164y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Indigo Lake

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

tracked winner, not fluent 6th, not fluent and lost second 3 out, soon pushed along, weakened 2 out

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £248.00
Straight Forecast £205.80
Tricast £675.20
Trifecta £1141.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Anger Management

SPOTLIGHT:

Bells Of Stamford

Daily Mail:

Sparkling Dawn

WEST COUNTRY:

Blended Stealth

The Guardian:

Cobbs Corner

The Times:

Bells Of Stamford

The Star:

Bells Of Stamford

TOPSPEED:

Anger Management

POSTDATA:

Anger Management

NEWMARKET:

Anger Management

Telegraph:

Anger Management

Daily Mirror:

Anger Management

Daily Record:

Anger Management

Daily Express:

Sparkling Dawn