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  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Download The Vickers.Bet App ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 21- D

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner (3m, good) who went close on his bumper debut at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) in February and went one better at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) in March; open to further improvement for top trainer and he's firmly in calculations on this hurdle debut.

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2nd

5

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:27 Kempton

Tahmuras

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Grade 1 winner as a novice hurdler last term; never going well on debut over rules fences but has fared much better in cheekpieces since, defying top weight in novice handicap at Aintree (2m4f, soft) then creditable second at Exeter (2m3f, heavy); headgear retained; another strong Pendil contender for Paul Nicholls, who has won this race 13 times.

2/1

2nd

1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 48y

Class 2

14:05 Exeter

Tahmuras

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Grade 1 novice hurdle winner; disappointing on final two starts last season and, after wind surgery, same again on chase/seasonal debut in November; cheekpieces, however, saw a career best when he won a six-runner novice handicap chase at Aintree (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day, leading four out and finding plenty when challenged; good chance if that is repeated.

15/8

1st

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

14:50 Aintree

Tahmuras

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent on outer, went second 10th, pressed leader 11th, led and going best 4 out, faced challenge from 2 out, sustained duel with runner-up approaching last, kept on well run-in, won going away

11/4

9/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 43-

Last run: 203 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Built on the promise of his first two starts (point/bumper, both on soft) when third in Southwell bumper (2m, good) last time out in April; that form has worked out well and he's not ruled out now switched to hurdles.

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1st

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Bubble Dubi

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Stuart Edmunds

travelled strongly

7/2

3rd

6

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 3

14:05 Haydock

Bubble Dubi

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

chased clear leader, switched right when lost second after 3 out, kept on but not pace to challenge

7/1

3rd

3

25th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:13 Huntingdon

Bubble Dubi

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Came good over hurdles at fifth attempt, at Stratford (2m, good to soft) in March, and was third in valuable series final at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) the following month; jumped poorly and was disappointing favourite on last month's seasonal/chase debut but could still have untapped potential in this sphere.

4/1

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5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1-U D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Got loose beforehand but impressed on debut in Taunton bumper (2m, soft) in March; it's disconcerting that he unseated at the first flight on his hurdle debut at Bangor last Tuesday (slowed dramatically and jumped badly left) but could be a leading contender if he gets his jumping right.

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5th

5

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Sergeant Wilson

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Temptingly treated on the pick of his handicap form at about 2m on ground not too slow; Taunton last time was disappointing (2m3f, good) but coming back to a sharp 2m will help and could run well if his jumping holds up (can make mistakes).

7/1

8th

5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Sergeant Wilson

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Chased home - albeit from afar - the well-handicapped Brentford Hope at Newbury in November (good to soft) and that wasn't his first competitive run in handicaps; has his quirks and can race freely, but soft/heavy ground wouldn't have suited the last twice and he returns to the scene of his wide-margin bumper win.

11/2

4th

10

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Sergeant Wilson

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ran well when second at Newbury (2m, good to soft) two starts ago and is now 4lb lower than when going very close in this race a year ago; holds obvious claims if judged on that evidence but often harms his chance by racing too freely; others are less risky.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won on debut in an Irish maiden point (3m, soft) in February and changed hands for £160,000 later that month; this half-brother to classy hurdler/chaser Bright New Dawn brings plenty of potential to this rules debut.

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2nd

3

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:30 Chepstow

Out Of Office

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

jumped well, led, going best 3 out, shaken up 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened gradually run-in

7/1

0

2

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Ffos Las

Out Of Office

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

prominent, fell 1st

5/1

4th

2

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:10 Taunton

Out Of Office

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Winning Irish pointer who built upon a promising rules debut when drawing clear to win quite comfortably by over 7l at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) in December; already sets a useful form standard here and can probably improve again.

11/10

Form: 2-

Last run: 374 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No match for the winner on debut in French bumper last October (1m7f, soft) but it was still a promising start to his career and he has a useful French pedigree; bought for 62,000euros last November and not ruled out on this hurdle and stable debut.

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5th

2

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

High Game Royal

11st 12lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

in touch with leaders

4/1

3rd

5

1st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:45 Newbury

High Game Royal

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

chased clear leader, lost ground before 6th, went modest second after 4 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened and lost position approaching last

10/1

3rd

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

12:25 Exeter

High Game Royal

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

prominent, mistake 11th, struggling 4 out, went third run-in, not pace to challenge

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second of five on debut in Irish maiden point (3m, soft) last October; bought for £62,000 the following month and unraced since, but it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting on this rules debut.

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6th

5

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:20 Perth

Clonakilty

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won when back up in trip at Lingfield (2m4f, soft) in February and bounced back from lesser run to win in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Southwell (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago; had just two rivals to beat last time but he's progressive and entitled to respect today.

100/30

3

4th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Clonakilty

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Won comfortably at Lingfield on his third chase run (2m4f, soft) but was left for dead by the winner at Leicester after a 7lb rise; remains of interest and cheekpieces are added.

7/2

2nd

1

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

Clonakilty

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders on inner, headway 4 out, slightly hampered 3 out, challenging when ridden 2 out, weakened approaching last

10/11

Form: 1- D

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed promise in both 3m points in 2021 and won by 11l on his bumper debut at Huntingdon (2m, soft) in March; the runner-up has won twice since; key player on hurdle debut for last year's winning yard.

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6th

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Pembroke

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Effectively gifted both chase wins, at Warwick (walkover) and Aintree (sole finisher), and he wasn't at this best at Kempton (2m4f, soft) in February last time; however, he's had wind surgery since and comes into calculations judged on his third in a Grade 2 novice at Lingfield (2m, soft) two starts ago; one to consider now back down in trip and back at a left-handed track.

9/2

3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:27 Kempton

Pembroke

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Effectively gifted both chase wins, at Warwick (walkover) and Aintree (2m4f; sole finisher); however, ran well at the weights in Grade 2 at Lingfield (2m, soft; finished third) most recently and may rate higher still over fences; not dismissed.

5/1

Form: 3/3

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair efforts when third in his two bumpers (2m4f, heavy; 2m, good), in March 2021 and June 2022; should have a future over hurdles but others have achieved more.

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7th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

General Medrano

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, no impression after 4 out

10/1

3rd

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

General Medrano

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Launched chasing career with two 2m wins in the autumn (both on good to soft, one here); yet to make any further progress but his fourth at Sandown (1m7f, soft) in January was a pretty good effort and he might still have untapped potential over this longer trip.

6/1

2

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

General Medrano

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Improved for the switch to fences, comfortably winning 2m handicap chases at Uttoxeter and Huntingdon (on good to soft) before bumping into one ahead of its mark at Plumpton (2m3f); Kempton last time wasn't so good but definite claims if forgiven that weak finish.

8/1

Form: 26

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No match for the easy winner when second of five in Newton Abbot bumper (2m1f, good to soft) on debut in September, and soundly beaten in mid-division at Chepstow (2m, good) since; improvement needed now over hurdles.

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3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Always Busy

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Christian Williams

Has become disappointing but off his reduced mark he beat all bar an in-form mare over 3m at Taunton 21 days ago (soft); has been front-running and this place should suit him.

7/2

2nd

5

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Always Busy

11st 12lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Generally very disappointing since shock win in 2m Warwick novice in autumn 2022 and faded rather tamely after racing prominently over 2m3f here last month; unexposed over 3m and continues to slip down the weights but needs to turn a corner.

12/1

8th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Always Busy

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, led, disputed lead 4 out

9/1

Form: 75-

Last run: 263 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Improved form when fifth of nine at Warwick (2m, good to soft) in February on his second start and the first-time hood could help him settle better on this hurdle debut; however, others have stronger claims.

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0

2

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Governor Green

11st 6lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

led, mistake 3 out, increased tempo after 3 out, faced challenge when fell 2 out

3/1

6

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Governor Green

10st 6lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Alastair Ralph

Unplaced in his first six starts but the seventh saw him land a significant gamble over C&D in April (made all); unable to repeat the feat next time but still ran respectably; probably needs shade more in this company.

6/1

3rd

2

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Governor Green

11st 13lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Of the mark (seventh attempt) with a front-running win under Jay Tidball in a Bangor handicap (2m, good) last month; up 7lb but he landed a gamble with that clearcut success and is open to more progress; highly respected.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

10,000euros foal, 28,000euros 3yo; fifth foal; brother to 2m hurdle/chase winner Timberman (RPR 131); dam 2m6f hurdle winner (113); in good hands and a market check is advised on debut, but he takes on rivals who have already shown considerable promise.

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8

9th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

16:25 Wincanton

Dr Hegarty

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear, pushed along and became detached after 1st, reminder after 2nd, struggling when pulled up before 4th

6/1

5th

5

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:35 Sandown

Dr Hegarty

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Represents major stable but has the worst claims on form having been soundly beaten in 2m maiden hurdles at Chepstow and Southwell; should be more interesting when sent into handicaps.

100/1

Form: 2/52-3

Last run: 173 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in three of his four bumpers and this drop back in trip may help on this second hurdle start; however, he was tailed off at Aintree (2m4f, good) last time out in May and is hard to fancy on the back of that.

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7

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:45 Fontwell

Waterloo Quay

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

prominent, not fluent 2nd, disputed lead before 5th, not fluent 6th, mistake and lost position 7th, soon pushed along and weakened

5/1

7

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:45 Ffos Las

Waterloo Quay

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

0-11; best of the rest behind a well-treated winner at Uttoxeter (2m4f) on penultimate start, making most; flopped at Warwick (2m5f) three weeks ago and now takes another step up in trip.

9/1

9th

9

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Waterloo Quay

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: David Dennis

raced in second, hit 7th, lost second when not fluent 8th, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out

9/2

Form:

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) in May on fourth start and it's still very early days under rules; however, he was tailed off over hurdles at Kelso (2m, good to soft) 11 days ago and is probably best watched.

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6th

7

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Heros De Moutiers

10st 13lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders

20/1

6th

3

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:35 Sedgefield

Heros De Moutiers

11st 9lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

held up in last

8/1

200/1

Form: 06

Last run: 158 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown enough in three starts to suggest she'll make an impact.

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6

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell

Shees A Stella

10st 12lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Struggled in three maiden/novice hurdles for Debra Hamer in the autumn (2m-2m3f) but makes debut for Christian Williams on a lowly handicap mark and is well worth keeping an eye on in the betting.

16/1

9th

14

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:35 Taunton

Shees A Stella

10st 7lb

J: Alexander Thorne

T: Debra Hamer

No worthwhile form in a point, two bumpers and two maiden hurdles.

100/1

16

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Shees A Stella

10st 10lb

J: Alexander Thorne

T: Debra Hamer

Well beaten at huge odds on recent hurdling debut here (2m, good to soft); moves up in trip today.

200/1

Form: 5

Last run: 129 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Close second of four in Irish maiden point (3m, good to yielding) last November on his second start, but he was tailed off at 28-1 in a novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) this June on his sole rules outing.

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6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Champagne Gift

10st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

8yo who is an eight-race maiden and has a patchy profile; however, he's shown the odd sign of promise and could improve for last month's return from a break; not ruled out each-way in first-time blinkers.

12/1

3rd

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:40 Taunton

Champagne Gift

10st 11lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: D J Jeffreys

pressed leader, not fluent 1st, not fluent 4th, briefly disputed lead 4 out, outpaced after 3 out, no match for first two

10/1

0

7

30th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Champagne Gift

10st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Maiden; close fourth over hurdles at Worcester (2m4f) last month but not as good at Perth latest; stamina to prove at this trip on chasing debut but possibly worth a market glance.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £132.00
Straight Forecast £108.50
Trifecta £466.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Pembroke

POSTDATA:

Tahmuras

WEST COUNTRY:

Sergeant Wilson

The Guardian:

Bubble Dubi

Telegraph:

Sergeant Wilson

Daily Mirror:

Sergeant Wilson

The Times:

Pembroke

Daily Mail:

Pembroke

D Express:

Pembroke

The Sun:

Tahmuras

The Star:

Tahmuras

Daily Record:

Tahmuras