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13:45 Hereford

Good To Soft

Central Roofing Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9149.28
  • 3m 1f 44y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Central Roofing Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 130P-5

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Bit disappointing since Ludlow maiden hurdle win in January (2m5f, soft), including on last month's chase debut at Worcester (2m4f, soft); plenty to prove.

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8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Jet Plane

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

His form can be up and down but he's won his last two, from the rear at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) last month and from the front at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last week; won on soft last October; did it easily last time and he's 4lb ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; key player.

7/2

1st

5

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

Jet Plane

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead, left in lead 2nd, clear before 8th, increased tempo and went well clear before 3 out, hit 2 out, shaken up approaching last, eased inside final 110yds

7/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: /3222- BF

Last run: 253 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper winner who was placed on all four starts at up to 2m7f over hurdles last season; goes chasing with a tongue-tie tried on first run after a wind operation; good chance.

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4

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Kyntara

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Had one attempt at chasing last season; confined to hurdles this campaign and he's been hard to knock for consistency or progress, last time out at Cheltenham going agonisingly close in the Pertemps Final (3m, soft); questionable whether he can bridge the gap to Grade 1 level but it won't be through a lack of effort.

10/1

2nd

22

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Kyntara

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Lightly raced 8yo, improved with new yard this term (front-running); may well have completed a hat-trick but for his final-flight stumble at Warwick (3m1f, soft; behind J'Ai Froid) in January, which he followed with a good second to Emitom at Newbury (heavy); up another 3lb but respected.

22/1

2nd

4

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Kyntara

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Lightly raced 8yo who won his first two starts for this yard towards the end of last year (2m7f/3m, good to soft/heavy) and may well have completed a hat-trick at Warwick (3m1f, soft) but for a stumble after the final flight; has a progressive profile and could go well once more.

3/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 32223- BF

Last run: 209 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; placed on all five starts over hurdles for current yard last season when returning from an 880-day break; ran three times over fences in France in 2019, showing best form when third in a 4yo race at Auteuil (ran to an RPR of 130 so well treated on that form); seems to stay 3m and one to consider on first run after wind surgery.

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5

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 80y

16:45 Tipperary

Amenon

11st 8lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Formerly useful for Paul Nicholls; modest form in points and hunter chases for current yard.

50/1

Form: 1153-4

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper winner; a bit disappointing after winning Doncaster novice hurdle on reappearance last term; now goes chasing on first run after a wind operation and wears first-time blinkers (no improvement when cheekpieces were tried).

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9

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Lyrical Genius

11st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

0-10 over hurdles but twice went very close off mark 5lb higher than today's over this trip last year, and also ran well when third here (3m6f, soft) last month; fine on good ground and warrants serious consideration.

9/2

3rd

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Lyrical Genius

11st 1lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Went close off 3lb higher at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October; subsequent form figures may look okay but he's been beaten 20l, 30l and 84l in his three runs since; likes to front-run so a soft lead would help matters.

6/1

4th

8

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Lyrical Genius

10st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Front-runner who went close off this mark on reappearance at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October, but was beaten 20l when runner-up to Foxboro over this C&D (soft) next time and failed to shine at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) most recently; a return to form is needed.

12/1

Form: 54321/ D

Last run: 581 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Easy winner of a Southwell handicap hurdle (3m, good) for Caroline Bailey when last seen out; probably best watched on chase debut after a 581-day break.

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1

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:00 Southwell

Just A Deal

12st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

in touch with leaders

11/2

2

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Just A Deal

11st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Martin Keighley

Improving handicap hurdler in spring 2021, winning final start for previous connections at Southwell (3m, good; acts on good to soft); entitled to need the run for new yard after absence on chase debut at Hereford in November but was still beaten a fair way out; can do better.

7/1

5

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Just A Deal

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Martin Keighley

Won a Southwell handicap hurdle (3m, good) for Caroline Bailey in April 2021 but then absent until last month when tailed off on his chase debut at Hereford; some early interference didn't help but still could have shown more.

10/1

Form: 15171- D

Last run: 269 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who won three handicap hurdles last term, the last two over 3m1f on heavy ground; on a career-high mark (5lb higher than for last win) but worth considering on chase debut.

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8th

3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Foillan

11st 10lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Patrick Neville

Three wins over hurdles, over 2m4f on good to soft and twice over 3m on heavy; hasn't been at his best since returning from a year out and, having travelled well, his finishing effort in this new headgear combination last time was disappointing.

12/1

4th

3

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:50 Catterick

Foillan

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Patrick Neville

3m winner on heavy ground and has become very well handicapped; has been contesting stronger races than this and didn't run at all badly at Haydock last time in a race he won two years earlier; that was after wind surgery and in new headgear; visor replaces cheekpieces this time.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 34125- BF

Last run: 230 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Two good runs in handicap hurdles over 2m3f in February, winning at Chepstow (soft) and finishing second here (good to soft); has his stamina to prove (didn't show much only start at 3m when pointing) but not out of it in chase debut.

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9th

1

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:35 Killarney

The Street

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E McNamara

Chepstow handicap hurdle winner on soft ground for Emma Lavelle; lost his way subsequently and sold for 7,000 GBP; yard debut.

25/1

2

8th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

The Street

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Well treated on 2m3f Chepstow win in February 2022 (soft) but had a terrible time over fences and hurdles since back from a break in November; now goes in cheekpieces after dropping right out at Wincanton recently.

14/1

8th

12

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

14:25 Wincanton

The Street

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Scored off today's mark on last season's handicap debut (2m3f, soft) but fell at first fence in both chases in the autumn and was pulled up on both subsequent hurdling starts (3m2f/3m1f); may benefit from today's drop back in trip but it takes a leap of faith to support him.

14/1

Form: 511P- D

Last run: 256 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won his first two novice hurdles at up to 3m1f for Oliver Sherwood last term (good to soft/soft) before being sold for £75,000 in May; a possible on his chase/stable debut.

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4

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:45 Hereford

Guerlain De Vaux

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Won his first two novice hurdles at up to 3m1f for Oliver Sherwood last term (good to soft/soft) before being sold for £75,000 in May; a possible on his chase/stable debut.

13/2

12

8th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Lingfield

Guerlain De Vaux

10st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Alastair Ralph

Record of 2-3 over hurdles for Oliver Sherwood, the wins gained over 2m4f and 3m1f; something was possibly amiss in hat-trick attempt when last seen; sold for £75,000 since; remains open to further improvement and looks an interesting recruit for Alastair Ralph.

8/1

3

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Worcester

Guerlain De Vaux

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Alastair Ralph

Unexposed 6yo who began hurdling career with two wins for Oliver Sherwood last winter (2m4f, soft/3m1f, good to soft); flopped badly on handicap debut in March but remains one to be interested in; changed hands for £75,000 in May; makes stable debut today.

7/1

Form: 2P7P-3

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won a point bumper in April 2021; mainly disappointing over hurdles and on chase debut for Nicky Henderson last season; well beaten over hurdles on debut for current yard; others stronger.

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1

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

16:55 Uttoxeter

Another Brown Bear

12st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

prominent, disputed lead after 2nd, niggled along briefly 5th, pushed along 8th, weakened before 3 out

25/1

1

28th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:05 Uttoxeter

Another Brown Bear

12st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

prominent

20/1

8

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:45 Hereford

Another Brown Bear

11st 4lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Won a point bumper in April 2021; mainly disappointing over hurdles and on chase debut for Nicky Henderson last season; well beaten over hurdles on debut for current yard; others stronger.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £153.00
Straight Forecast £130.40
Tricast £534.80
Trifecta £563.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kyntara

POSTDATA:

Amenon

Telegraph:

Lyrical Genius

WEST COUNTRY:

Kyntara

The Times:

Kyntara

Daily Mail:

Kyntara

D Express:

Kyntara

Daily Mirror:

Kyntara

The Star:

Kyntara

Daily Record:

Kyntara

The Guardian:

Amenon

The Sun:

Amenon