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Good To Soft

Thistle Systems Autocask Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 1m 7f 124y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Thistle Systems Autocask Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

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7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won an Irish maiden point (3m, yielding to soft) in February on his fourth start and also showed promise when third on last month's bumper debut at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft); that form has been franked by the runner-up and he could play a leading role on this first hurdle start.

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9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

General Officer

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Progressive novice who was suited by the return to a left-handed track when winning at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month; also effective on soft/heavy; this is a tougher test of his credentials than last time but he's up just 2lb and could continue to improve for last year's winning yard.

9/1

1st

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

16:00 Kelso

General Officer

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, raced in second from 2nd, led just before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on, always doing enough

4/1

3rd

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 3

13:40 Musselburgh

General Officer

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Dual course winner over hurdles in 2022 and has made a good start to chasing career this season; followed emphatic win at Doncaster (2m3f, good) with clear second to a revitalised opponent at Aintree (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day; major player.

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 8/6-

Last run: 211 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on his two rules starts, a year apart (the latest his stable debut in April); very hard to fancy on that evidence but he was third in an Irish maiden point in December 2020 and it's still early days; one to keep an eye on in the betting.

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4th

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Telhimlisten

11st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

led, headed 7th

14/1

5th

5

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Telhimlisten

11st 6lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won four in a row over hurdles for Jennie Candlish in March (2m/2m4f, good/soft) and also scored over fences in April (2m3f, soft); possibly needed the run over hurdles at Kelso in October on his second stable start, but he was pulled up; doubts about his current form, and also stamina.

10/1

33/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: -43485

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

1m AW Flat winner in February 2020 but he's 0-17 over hurdles and would be a shock winner if coming out on top here.

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8th

8

(9)

25th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:30 Musselburgh

My Macho Man

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Katie Scott

Winless since his 3yo debut and has regressed under both codes in recent times; opposable.

10/1

10th

5

(6)

15th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 6

20:00 Hamilton

My Macho Man

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Katie Scott

Winless since his 3yo debut and has regressed under both codes in recent times; won't mind the softer ground, down another 3lb and going without the usual headgear by way of a change.

20/1

7th

3

(1)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

15:05 Musselburgh

My Macho Man

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Katie Scott

Debut AW winner (1m) who is on a 29-race losing run; last of seven when stepped up to 1m5f at Ayr latest; has finished runner-up over C&D (soft) previously; given a chance by the handicapper now, so not written off.

20/1

Form: -76326

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

0-5 over hurdles and below best at Punchestown (2m, good) three weeks ago, but it wasn't a bad run; prior to that he was second of 16 at Navan (2m, good to yielding; beaten about 8l) and that's the best jumps form in this field; key player.

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5th

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

19:15 Huntingdon

Harel Du Marais

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Settled better but couldn't raise game in the first-time hood (retained) when fifth in a Wetherby chase latest (1m7f, soft); others more appealing, though has at least coped fine with good ground previously.

25/1

5th

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Harel Du Marais

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Ex Stuart Crawford; placed on five of his 12 runs over hurdles; pulled quite hard before falling at the last on chase debut at Leicester last time (2m1f, soft); addition of a hood should help; interesting.

6/1

Form: 324-3

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

0-4 over hurdles and vulnerable if bumping into anything above-average, but this Flat winner has been placed on two of his last three starts in this code (2m, good/good to soft) and might not be far away if fully tuned up on his first run since May.

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7th

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Sanosuke

12st 0lb

J: Mr Kit Alexander

T: N W Alexander

Musselburgh winner off 5lb lower in November and fair efforts since; could go well but has his quirks (refused to line up and was withdrawn at Musselburgh last time).

10/1

Form: 007UP-

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

No worthwhile form across his first five starts and a transformation is required in a first-time hood.

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0

12

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

16:36 Cartmel

Big Arthur

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

led

50/1

13

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Big Arthur

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

midfield on outer

66/1

9th

11

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:13 Perth

Big Arthur

10st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Lacks worthwhile form, albeit after just one handicap (pulled up over 2m4f on heavy last time); hooded last three starts but not today; while this drop back in trip will surely help, he's hard to fancy.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten on last 19 Flat starts and hasn't been at his best in that code this year; however, this seven-time Flat winner has still shown enough to suggest he's entitled to some respect on this hurdle debut; not ruled out.

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3rd

13

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Glasses Up

8st 11lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Seven course wins, most recently when gamely making all over this trip last August; out of form on AW when last seen in autumn, though, and does not have a good record when fresh.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Displayed ability on the Flat for William Haggas last year, with a peak RPR of 70 from his four races; however, unraced since changing hands for 25,000gns last September and might be best watched on stable/hurdle debut.

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5

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

14:07 Musselburgh

Into The Fire

11st 4lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Paul Robson

Displayed ability on the Flat for William Haggas last year, with a peak RPR of 70 from his four races; however, unraced since changing hands for 25,000gns last September and might be best watched on stable/hurdle debut.

14/1

Form: P

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Didn't jump with fluency when pulled up at 300-1 on debut at Perth (2m, good to soft) in May.

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9

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

14:07 Musselburgh

Twentys Plenty

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

Didn't jump with fluency when pulled up at 300-1 on debut at Perth (2m, good to soft) in May.

200/1

12

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:15 Perth

Twentys Plenty

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

First foal; dam maiden point winner/well beaten hurdles, closely related to 6f-1m winner Six Strings, half-sister to winners My Ukelele (7f-1m1f) and Chetan (6f-1m); trainer 9% with hurdlers over the past five seasons; watching brief on debut.

33/1

Form: P

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Displayed very little on the Flat (four starts) and pulled up at 250-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft).

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5

29th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:20 Cartmel

Civil Justice Gone

11st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Barry Murtagh

Pulled up when 250-1 for two maiden hurdles in the autumn; can't be recommended here.

100/1

10

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

14:07 Musselburgh

Civil Justice Gone

10st 11lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Barry Murtagh

Displayed very little on the Flat (four starts) and pulled up at 250-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft).

200/1

7

5th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Civil Justice Gone

10st 10lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Barry Murtagh

raced wide, held up in rear, mistake when sprawled on landing and nearly lost jockey 4 out, soon pulled up

200/1

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Payout
Exacta £202.00
Straight Forecast £255.30
Trifecta £4037.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Harel Du Marais

The Guardian:

Sanosuke

SPOTLIGHT:

General Officer

POSTDATA:

Harel Du Marais

The Times:

Harel Du Marais

Telegraph:

Harel Du Marais

D Express:

Harel Du Marais

Daily Record:

Harel Du Marais

The Star:

General Officer

Daily Mail:

Sanosuke

Daily Mirror:

Sanosuke

The Sun:

Sanosuke