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British EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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British EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.10

Form: /3213- D

Last run: 244 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in all three Irish points in 2021 and made very promising start to rules career in bumpers at start of this year, beating 12 rivals to win at Southwell before creditable third in Listed event at Newbury (also good to soft); makes hurdling debut after eight-month absence but still a major player.

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1

10th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:15 Doncaster

Ballyglass

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Toby Lawes

Did not have to live up to his good bumper form when a cosy winner on hurdle debut at Uttoxeter in October (2m, good) and was far from discredited when beaten nearly 10l in a warm Haydock Listed race since (1m7f, soft); should play a big part in this less demanding race.

11/4

5th

1

19th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

12:10 Haydock

Ballyglass

11st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Toby Lawes

Third in Listed bumper at Newbury (2m, good to soft) in February and readily won at 10-11 on last month's hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good); others have a lot more substance to their hurdle form but he has considerable potential and is not ruled out; showed promise on testing ground in a bumper.

10/1

1st

2

14th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:15 Uttoxeter

Ballyglass

11st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Toby Lawes

prominent, not clear run after 3 out, soon switched right, led 2 out, went clear approaching last, comfortably

11/8

50/1

  • Place: £6.90

Form: 87-

Last run: 258 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten over C&D (good) when 33-1 for hurdling debut in January; riding arrangements suggest Alnitak is the stable's main hope here.

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6th

1

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Wetherby

Inflagrante

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Soundly beaten at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in January in his first handicap hurdle but 2m on the forecast good ground might represent his optimum conditions for now, and this lightly raced 7yo is not written off.

8/1

7th

2

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:17 Uttoxeter

Inflagrante

12st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Only the five runs, falling in the latest on his chase debut when on the retreat; now makes handicap debut as a hurdler and there were positives to take from his novice efforts here.

6/1

2

30th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:15 Ludlow

Inflagrante

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Four career starts; runner-up over hurdles at Uttoxeter last month but didn't build on that at the same track two weeks later; trainer wasting no time sending him chasing but opening handicap mark demands improvement.

9/2

5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1319- D

Last run: 188 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner on good ground last season; form of his narrow success at Doncaster in January was very well advertised by the runner-up afterwards, and this gelding ran well for a long way in a Grade 2 event at Aintree in April; good hurdling prospect.

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3rd

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Prairie Wolf

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Has made it 3-5 over fences with wins at Catterick (2m3f, soft) and Haydock (2m4f, soft) the last twice; he's up in the weights and in grade today and could do with jumping with greater fluency, but he's clearly progressing nicely and could have even more left in the tank.

5/1

1st

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

14:45 Haydock

Prairie Wolf

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Two wins (2m4f/2m3f, good to soft/soft) from last three starts, with good fourth in hot novice handicap at Cheltenham in between; did it comfortably at Catterick latest despite final-fence blunder; unexposed over fences and could have more to offer in this sphere; key player up 7lb for last time.

Evs

1st

1

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Prairie Wolf

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Delivered on earlier chasing promise when eased-down winner at Doncaster in December and his subsequent fourth in a hot race at Cheltenham (also 2m4f, good to soft) was very respectable; back in calmer waters today; good chance.

11/10

Form: 3/

Last run: 599 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed on Irish point debut in 2020 and also in Fairyhouse bumper on rules debut in February 2021; subsequently changed hands for £60,000; today's stable/hurdle debut comes after a long absence but market support will make him of interest; hood fitted.

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0

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:22 Ffos Las

Pomerol George

11st 6lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

midfield, broke down, slipped and pulled up quickly after 3rd

14/1

4th

8

14th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:15 Uttoxeter

Pomerol George

11st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

held up in rear, headway home turn, in touch with leaders when ridden after 3 out, went fourth run-in, stayed on

12/1

Form: 70-

Last run: 214 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

About 21l behind Ballyglass on bumper debut in January, and his run at Stratford in March was a backward step from that; hurdling debut today.

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9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Phil The Sock

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Phil York

always behind

66/1

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Phil The Sock

10st 13lb

J: Mr Phillip York

T: Phil York

held up in rear, mistake and detached 4th

50/1

Form: 05-8

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a heavy-ground bumper and two good-ground hurdles; can only be watched at present.

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4th

4

21st Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

12:45 Fakenham

Berties Bandana

10st 9lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

slowly away, raced in last, jumped left 3rd, outpaced 9th, not fluent 12th, lost touch and struggling 13th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out

12/1

10th

8

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

16:20 Hereford

Berties Bandana

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, held up in rear, always behind (jockey said gelding hung left-handed throughout)

16/1

8th

7

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

15:25 Huntingdon

Berties Bandana

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Easily his best run when weakening from the third-last flight at Uttoxeter (2m novice, good) three runs ago; departed early when 16-1 for his handicap debut and was then pulled up at Hereford (soft; 66-1); getting back on drier ground may help matters and still early days; cheekpieces added.

50/1

Form: 888

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in two bumpers this summer and showed only minor promise when eighth of ten on last month's hurdling debut at Warwick (2m, good).

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7

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Horse Power

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Finished down the field in his four runs last year and was pulled up in a Southwell maiden (2m, good to soft) on return last month; still early days and now goes handicapping but he needs a transformation.

12/1

8

12th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:35 Southwell

Horse Power

11st 6lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent, ridden and dropped to rear after 3 out

20/1

7th

4

14th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:15 Uttoxeter

Horse Power

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield, headway before 3 out, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out

50/1

Form: 45-

Last run: 222 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shaped with clear promise before weakening into fifth on hurdling debut at Huntingdon (2m, soft) in March; should have more to offer in due course but others have more compelling claims here.

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4th

6

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:10 Wincanton

Getaway Tom

11st 4lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive 5yo who doubled his tally for the season when rallying well for Cameron Iles at Worcester (2m, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; could still have more to offer; respected.

7/2

1st

1

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Getaway Tom

12st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

Improved to win quite comfortably at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in May, his sixth start over hurdles, and has finished second three consecutive times since; sports first-time tongue-tie today and capable 10lb claimer Cameron Iles is enlisted; likely to be right in the thick of things again.

4/1

2nd

2

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:27 Newton Abbot

Getaway Tom

11st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Improved to win quite comfortably at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in May, his sixth start over hurdles, and finished second on both subsequent outings; lost out only narrowly to Sassified over C&D two runs ago; ought to be right in the thick of things again.

4/1

50/1

Form: 6

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Never really got involved when sixth of ten (beaten about 25l) over C&D (good) on last month's debut; needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

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6

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Bluebella

11st 6lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tom Lacey

Tongue tied first time when winning by 6l at Worcester (2m, good) last May; better form in defeat since but it was not one of her peak efforts when upped from 2m4f to 2m7f at Uttoxeter last time.

6/1

5th

6

19th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Bluebella

11st 3lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

held up in rear, hit 4 out, some headway before 3 out

5/1

3rd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:50 Uttoxeter

Bluebella

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Much improved in four starts since a tongue-strap was fitted; every chance when falling at the final flight at Worcester six weeks ago and viable option assuming no ill effects from that.

7/2

Form: 5

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Joined David Pipe after winning from the front on Irish point debut in March (yielding ground); made very underwhelming stable/hurdle debut when fifth at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good to soft) last month but it would be foolish to write him off after that.

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5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Ya Know Yaseff

10st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Hit the ground running when first tried in blinkers, winning twice (2m7f, good; 3m2f, good to soft); patchy since but two runs back she was runner-up on soft at Wincanton (3m1f) and that brings her into it.

7/2

0

6

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Ya Know Yaseff

10st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Won twice when fitted with blinkers in September (2m7f/3m2f) and looked as good as ever when second at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) last month; not one to rely upon heavily but will be fine on today's ground and features prominently in calculations.

7/2

50/1

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Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £10,000 after finishing third in good-ground maiden point in April; probably best watched on today's rules debut.

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8th

4

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:20 Warwick

Kalabana

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

Placed in good-ground maiden point in April but struggled when 100-1 for Uttoxeter novice hurdle last month.

100/1

11th

11

14th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:15 Uttoxeter

Kalabana

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

always towards rear, tailed off (jockey said gelding ran green. vet reported the gelding lost his right fore shoe)

50/1

Form: 48/0-

Last run: 301 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten when 150-1 for hurdling debut here (2m4f, good to soft) last December and not seen again since.

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6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Howyouplaythegame

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

Placed twice off higher marks at about 2m; form has dipped since reappearance and he remains a maiden; enough to prove, including stamina, over this new trip.

8/1

4th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Howyouplaythegame

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

Below par the last twice and particularly disappointing at Taunton last month when making it 0-10; however, perhaps the first-time hood will help and a case can be made judged on his close third at Doncaster (2m, good) last November; also effective on soft ground.

10/1

10th

6

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Howyouplaythegame

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

Succumbed only in closing stages when close third on chasing debut at Doncaster (2m, good) in November and a subsequent lesser effort on heavy ground can be overlooked; will be fine on this right-handed track and goes on the shortlist; tongue-tie fitted for first time.

6/1

Form: 42-

Last run: 213 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Improved on his debut effort when close second in seven-runner Sedgefield bumper (good to soft) in March; that form probably isn't anything to get too excited about but he ought to have a future over jumps.

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4th

1

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

The Scorpion King

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Won by 4l at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) and that seemed unlikely when under the pump a long way from home; might not be straightforward but the ability is there to cope with a 5lb rise.

11/4

1st

2

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:18 Fontwell

The Scorpion King

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

raced lazily at times, prominent, outpaced and detached after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, good jump and went second last, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/1

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Non-runners

Alnitak, Howyouplaythegame, The Scorpion King

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Payout
Exacta £363.00
Straight Forecast £381.10
Trifecta £783.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Prairie Wolf

POSTDATA:

Ballyglass

LAMBOURN:

The Scorpion King

Telegraph:

Alnitak

WEST COUNTRY:

Pomerol George

The Times:

Prairie Wolf

Daily Mirror:

Prairie Wolf

The Sun:

Prairie Wolf

The Star:

Prairie Wolf

The Guardian:

Ballyglass

Daily Mail:

Ballyglass

Daily Express:

Ballyglass

Daily Record:

Ballyglass