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Good To Soft

Dransfields CIU Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5173.7
  • 2m 3f 154y
  • Class 3
  • 15 runners
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Dransfields CIU Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran in two British maiden points this spring, finishing second on debut (2m4f, good to soft) before a comfortable win when last seen (3m, good); no surprise if he's in the mix on this first rules start.

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7

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

14:30 Newbury

Moon Hunter

10st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Henry Daly

A very promising novice hurdler last season and made an encouraging chase debut in the autumn but two heavy defeats have followed; drying ground would aid his cause here and he still has plenty of time to turn things around but he's a risky option at the moment.

10/1

5th

1

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:10 Market Rasen

Moon Hunter

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Henry Daly

Winning pointer (3m, good) who won his first two starts over hurdles in 2022 (both over 2m3f on good ground); decent fourth on chase debut over 2m4f at Cheltenham in October (good) but lesser run at Exeter last time (3m, good to soft); has potential but soft ground not ideal and best rules form is over shorter.

7/2

OUR TIP

11/4

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3-

Last run: 235 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on debut in Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) and fair third in a bumper here (2m, good to soft) in March; open to improvement for his top trainer (who runs two) now up in trip over hurdles; respected.

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5th

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Hitching Jacking

10st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Below the best of his hurdle form in three runs over fences and failed to quash stamina doubts over this far when a weakening third last time at Kempton (3m, good to soft); Dan Skelton happy to persevere with this trip, however, and he's on a perfectly good mark.

6/1

3rd

4

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Hitching Jacking

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Finished a creditable third of seven finishers over 2m4f at Doncaster (good to soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); his current mark shouldn't be beyond him but he hasn't looked to relish a stamina test in two runs beyond that trip and there are more certain stayers in the field.

7/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 19

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won two British points in April (2m4f/3m, good to soft/good) and added a point-to-point bumper at Aintree (2m1f, good) in May; it's very early days over hurdles but he was well beaten on his stable debut over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago and a major turnaround is needed.

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7

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

14:15 Hexham

Macavity

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

prominent

16/1

6th

1

(4)

5th May 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Macavity

9st 12lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

midfield, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out

14/1

Form: 531-

Last run: 230 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Built on the promise of his first two bumper runs (2m, good to soft) when making all at Carlisle (2m1f, good) in March; he's in a tougher race for this hurdle debut but there's stamina in his pedigree and he's on the shortlist now tackling a longer trip.

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1st

2

7th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

14:15 Fontwell

Imperial B G

12st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Runner-up at Haydock in April but tailed off at Warwick the following month and absent since; yard in good form and James Turner takes off a very handy 10lb, so there are grounds for optimism.

9/2

9th

8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Warwick

Imperial B G

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Bumper winner who has been inconsistent in his five-race hurdling career but he returned to form with a good second at Haydock (3m, good to soft) last month and is a key player if he's on song once more.

11/2

Form: 1/864-

Last run: 321 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner (2m, good) who was an encouraging fourth at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) last December on his second hurdle start; absent since and vulnerable if bumping into anything useful, but he might not be far away.

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10th

1

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

16:10 Ascot

Revasser

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Pulled up in his two most recent handicaps (over hurdles and fences) and a recent 10l second in a Southwell maiden hurdle (2m4f, good; first-time cheekpieces, retained today) came in a race that took little winning; lots to prove back up in trip with further rain not ideal.

10/1

2nd

10

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Revasser

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent

13/2

5

10th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Kempton

Revasser

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Lucy Wadham

Only beaten about 2l when fourth on handicap hurdle debut at Fakenham (2m7f, good to soft) on New Year's Day and was pulled up early the next time when sent off favourite; interesting now sent over fences, as a close relative of the stable's good chaser Le Reve.

7/1

Form: 40-

Last run: 298 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair fourth on debut in bumper here (2m, heavy) in January but he looked a hard ride when tailed off over hurdles at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) 11 days later; may be best watched on this first run since.

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5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Great Ballinboris

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Back from a lengthy absence, and wind surgery, when weakening on handicap debut at Wetherby (2m3f, soft; third) on Boxing Day; failed to build on that at Carlisle (2m5f, beaten 33l) subsequently; sits 4lb lower on faster ground over a much shorter trip; best watched.

10/1

4th

3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Great Ballinboris

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Very lightly raced 8yo who made encouraging seasonal/chase/handicap debut when third (albeit well held) at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) on Boxing Day; not seen again since but is the dark horse in this line-up.

4/1

3rd

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Great Ballinboris

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, raced in third from 11th, weakened after 4 out

10/1

Form: 47/4-

Last run: 399 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Makes stable debut having been bought for £5,000 in May; displayed some ability among his three bumper starts for Tom Lacey but considerable improvement is needed if he's to threaten on this first run since last October.

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5

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 5

16:25 Haydock

Marty Time

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Better again when sent handicapping on last two starts, winning by 6l in a ten-runner race at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) on latest; raised 6lb but well on top last time and could easily have more to offer.

5/2

1st

3

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:45 Hexham

Marty Time

11st 11lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

prominent, led after 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and went clear home turn, pushed out run-in, comfortably

5/2

3rd

4

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Leicester

Marty Time

11st 8lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Some late headway in novice company at Wetherby (2m3f, soft; 28-1; beaten 43l) last month; possibly will prove suited by this slightly longer trip on handicap debut but chasing could prove his long-term forte.

20/1

Form: 5 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in May (3m, yielding) on his fourth Irish maiden point start and sold for £18,000 later that month; in top hands (one of two for yard) and he should be capable of better than he showed on last month's rules debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good), but it's hard to be confident after that.

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8th

5

8th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

16:40 Southwell

Vikings Way

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, headway 9th, mistake and lost position 10th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

5/1

8th

9

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:08 Uttoxeter

Vikings Way

11st 4lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Second in the last of his Irish points; disappointing favourite on debut for Dan Skelton and has been beaten much further in his two starts since; it will be interesting to see his market strength on this handicap debut over a much longer trip but he lacks any form claims.

12/1

8th

10

21st Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Kempton

Vikings Way

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Inconsistent (form figures P4P2) in Irish points; disappointing favourite on debut for Dan Skelton and fared no better when 20-1 next time (again over 2m3f); needs to improve a good deal for drop to 2m.

33/1

Form: 70

Last run: 110 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Down the field in both Irish bumpers for Philip Fenton and he needs to be an entirely different proposition on this hurdle/stable debut.

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0

10

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Out For The Count

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Jennie Candlish

Modest maiden hurdler; unseated rider at first fence on chasing debut in September and was tailed off when fourth at Huntingdon (2m7f) last month; needs this sharp drop back in trip to show him in a much better light; 1lb wrong.

25/1

4th

8

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:20 Huntingdon

Out For The Count

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Jennie Candlish

Modest maiden hurdler who unseated rider at first fence when 33-1 for last month's chasing debut; not the most obvious answer.

20/1

0

9

19th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Out For The Count

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear, not fluent and unseated 1st

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

9,000euros yearling; sixth foal; closely related to bumper/2m4f-3m6f chase winner Fact Of The Matter (RPR 137), half-brother to winners Manofthemountain (useful 2m4f-3m2f chase) and Battle Of Midway (bumper and 2m3f/2m4f hurdle; 133); the betting may be informative on debut.

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5

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:45 Hexham

How Much

11st 2lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, struggling 2 out, pulled up approaching last

25/1

11

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

How Much

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tim Easterby

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on debut in point-to-point bumper (2m, good to soft) in February but well beaten in 2m4f/3m points the next twice; now goes hurdling and others make greater appeal.

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4th

8

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:00 Newcastle

Is So Cute Dimaria

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on outer, lost position 5th, pushed along before 7th

25/1

8th

11

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Is So Cute Dimaria

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Tim Easterby

Modest form so far but showed a little more last time when tried in this headgear combination and finishing fifth of 15 at Wetherby (2m3f, good, Red Ochre third); 4lb wrong but that is more than negated by rider's claim.

25/1

Form: 9-P

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Down the field in sole bumper (2m, good to soft) in April and pulled up at 200-1 on hurdle debut over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago.

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16

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:05 Market Rasen

Telegram Bob

10st 2lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear

40/1

4th

3

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:25 Sedgefield

Telegram Bob

11st 3lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Tim Easterby

didn't jump well, always towards rear

100/1

12th

15

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

12:08 Wetherby

Telegram Bob

10st 13lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Tim Easterby

Down the field in sole bumper (2m, good to soft) in April and pulled up at 200-1 on hurdle debut over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago.

100/1

Form: 99-

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in ninth on his first two hurdle starts (2m, soft/good) and he's hard to fancy.

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7th

8

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Worcester

Dogem By Design

10st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Maiden who is 0-6 since switched to chasing, best effort when second in small field at Catterick three outings back; each-way hopes on that form but he's not solid.

10/1

3rd

7

20th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

19:35 Uttoxeter

Dogem By Design

10st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Ryan Potter

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, ridden omitted 4 out, left in fourth omitted 2 out, weakened omitted last, finished 4th, placed 3rd

5/1

5th

4

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

15:50 Market Rasen

Dogem By Design

10st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

Pulled up in first two chases but has fared better on last couple of outings, more recently when staying-on second of five at Catterick (1m7f, good) 12 days ago; a contender here if coping with the slower ground.

9/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in his first two Irish maiden points before a close second in May last time out (3m, yielding); changed hands for £40,000 later that month and his new stable is enjoying a productive season; not ruled out.

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5th

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Concetto

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made all in first-time blinkers at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) at start of this month and is now 4-11 over fences; competes off career-high mark but further progress is possible.

3/1

1st

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Concetto

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

made all

9/1

5th

1

7th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:55 Carlisle

Concetto

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ridden more prominently than previously this season when back to winning ways in 3m Market Rasen handicap last month; up 5lb but runner-up has gone in since so he's not taken lightly.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £322.00
Straight Forecast £258.40
Trifecta £6211.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Imperial B G

Daily Mail:

Hitching Jacking

SPOTLIGHT:

Present Fair

The Star:

Concetto

The Guardian:

Revasser

WEST COUNTRY:

Imperial B G

The Times:

Imperial B G

D Express:

Imperial B G

Daily Mirror:

Imperial B G

Daily Record:

Imperial B G

The Sun:

Hitching Jacking

Telegraph:

Present Fair