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13:10 Chepstow

Good To Soft

Spectra Group Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Spectra Group Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.10
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4214-

Last run: 258 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Brother to very useful hurdler Master Debonair; displayed significant ability in all four bumpers last season, most notably when winning by 11l at Exeter (good to soft) on third outing, and features prominently in calculations on today's hurdling debut; tongue-tie fitted.

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4th

2

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:05 Fontwell

Firestream

11st 8lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 4th, not fluent 3 out

13/8

2nd

1

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Ffos Las

Firestream

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

An impressive Exeter win was not his only good run in bumpers last season and he powered clear to collect by some 21l on his switch to hurdling at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie; RPR 134); could be decidedly smart.

2/1

1st

5

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Firestream

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

Brother to very useful hurdler Master Debonair; displayed significant ability in all four bumpers last season, most notably when winning by 11l at Exeter (good to soft) on third outing, and features prominently in calculations on today's hurdling debut; tongue-tie fitted.

7/2

16/1

  • Place: £7.90

Form: 8/2/

Last run: 850 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made promising hurdle debut when second to useful rival at Stratford (2m2f, good) in July 2020 but not seen again since; market may guide.

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4th

6

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

17:10 Hexham

Sponthus

12st 0lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: W H Easterby

in rear

11/4

5th

3

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:07 Exeter

Sponthus

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Very lightly raced 8yo who made pleasing return from long absence when second (albeit no match for winner) in Chepstow maiden (2m3f, good to soft) in November; below that form after racing too freely at Huntingdon on Boxing Day but should have some improvement to come in handicaps.

11/2

5

13th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:30 Plumpton

Sponthus

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Very lightly raced 8yo who made pleasing return from long absence when second (albeit no match for winner) in Chepstow maiden (2m3f, good to soft) in November; below that form after racing too freely at Huntingdon on Boxing Day but should have some improvement to come in handicaps.

9/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat two previous winners in three-runner Irish point in April (yielding ground) and made promising start to rules career when fourth of 16 over C&D (good to soft) last month; should build on that performance and can make his presence felt.

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1st

1

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:50 Sedgefield

Hold Up La Colmine

12st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Irish point winner who has proved consistent in five maiden hurdles for new yard, close third at Ayr (2m3f, good to soft) most recently; holds solid claims in a weak race on handicap debut.

Evs

3rd

8

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:45 Ayr

Hold Up La Colmine

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs

Irish point winner; mostly running well without winning over hurdles and he didn't seem beaten by lack of stamina at Catterick recently (2m3f, good); steady enough without obvious scope for improvement.

4/1

3rd

6

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:40 Catterick

Hold Up La Colmine

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Point winner who has made the frame on his first three starts under rules (2m3f, good to soft/heavy), most recently a close third of 14 at Lingfield; leading form claims for southern trainer who is 3-5 with his Catterick runners in the last five seasons.

11/8

Form: 37

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won 15-runner Irish point by 8l in May (good to yielding) and has shaped with promise on both hurdling starts this autumn, more recently when about 14l seventh over C&D (good to soft); needs to improve to win this but that's not out of the question.

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8th

13

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Lord Snootie

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Runner-up over C&D (heavy) in February and bounced back from Uttoxeter flop when second of 21 at Aintree last month (3m, good to soft; albeit no match for fast-improving winner); every chance he'll be in the mix.

10/1

2nd

19

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Lord Snootie

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Stays very well and ran a cracker when a close second to Cuthbert Dibble at Haydock (3m, heavy) in February; favourite at Uttoxeter on Midlands National day but ran no sort of race, reluctant early on and never the slightest threat behind Gwennie May Boy; can't be trusted after that, but he'll be a threat under optimum conditions if he's on a going day.

16/1

9

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Lord Snootie

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Sole win was at 3m2f so he's an assured stayer who came right back to form when perhaps unfortunate not to win at Haydock (3m, heavy) four weeks ago, the form of which now looks strong with the winner finishing third at Cheltenham on Thursday; should have every chance.

4/1

Form: 6784-

Last run: 211 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bettered uninspiring point/bumper form when respectable fourth on hurdling debut at Warwick (2m3f, good to soft) in April but hasn't raced again since and others here look much stronger.

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5th

11

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Prince Des Malvaux

11st 4lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

Bettered uninspiring point/bumper form when respectable fourth on hurdling debut at Warwick (2m3f, good to soft) in April but hasn't raced again since and others here look much stronger.

66/1

4th

6

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Warwick

Prince Des Malvaux

11st 6lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

Form: 22- BF

Last run: 278 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won on pointing debut in spring 2021 and was runner-up in two slow-ground bumpers last winter; makes hurdling debut after a 278-day absence but market support will make him of strong interest.

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2nd

5

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:45 Fontwell

Hermes Du Gouet

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Yet to build upon last winter's heavy-ground maiden hurdle win (2m) and has been safely held in two 2m3f chases this season but tries a new trip today and still has plenty of time to get his act together over fences.

7/2

6th

3

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Hermes Du Gouet

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

never going well, in touch with leaders, dropped to rear and cajoled along 7th, dropped to last and slow jump 11th, rallied before 5 out, lost ground 4 out

100/30

Form: 5/

Last run: 608 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to French chase winners; some promise in an Irish bumper before winning one of his four points there; bought for £18,500 and likely to win races for a respected yard.

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5th

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:35 Wetherby

Grave La Klass

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Kim Bailey

Well beaten on his first three hurdle starts (2m2f/2m3f) and not obviously well treated on handicap debut, but the step up in trip could be a positive for this 3m point winner; interesting, especially if well backed.

6/1

7th

5

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:05 Exeter

Grave La Klass

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Won an Irish point last March but began hurdling career with two underwhelming runs in the autumn (both over 2m3f at Chepstow) and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps.

40/1

Form: 43-

Last run: 264 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Behind Hermes Du Gouet when fourth on bumper debut but probably bettered that performance when third at Hereford (good to soft) in February; needs another good step forward here but ought to have a future over jumps.

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2nd

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Canty Bay

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Disappointing at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) last month but prior to that he was an easy winner at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) on his second handicap start; won a maiden hurdle here (2m3f, good to soft) in November; goes up in trip today and this lightly raced 7yo is not written off.

8/1

7th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Canty Bay

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Landed a maiden over 2m3f at Taunton in November and plenty in hand when making his second handicap start a winning one over 2m5f at Ludlow (soft) last month; the style of that success suggests there could be more to come.

7/2

1st

3

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Canty Bay

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Off the mark at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) on reappearance and was going okay when falling next time; creditable third at Lingfield (2m3f, soft; handicap debut) since; remains open to progress and warrants respect off an unaltered mark back down in class.

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to useful hurdler/chaser Theatre Mill; bought for £80,000 soon after winning six-runner Irish point on debut in March (yielding ground); the third from that race has won a bumper this autumn; interesting to see how he fares on rules debut.

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4th

2

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:05 Taunton

Loop Head

11st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

midfield

4/1

2nd

9

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

16:00 Taunton

Loop Head

11st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

midfield, prominent 4 out, ridden and went second 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

50/1

11th

11

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:10 Ffos Las

Loop Head

11st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Joined Evan Williams after winning Irish point debut in March; tailed off after racing far too freely on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) but combination of drop back in trip and first-time hood may enable improvement.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£40,000 4yo; seventh foal; closely related to bumper/2m4f hurdle winner Sam Noir; dam Flat/smart hurdle winner; entitled to benefit from today's debut outing.

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5th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Bampton Star

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Beat a subsequent winner with the pair clear on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, soft) and had little trouble in defying a 6lb rise back there on heavy; up another 8lb but this 7yo would appear to be going places at this sort of level.

11/8

1st

6

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Exeter

Bampton Star

10st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Runner-up on handicap hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last month then went one better on recent chase debut over today's C&D (soft) in first-time cheekpieces (retained); he was clear with the in-form runner-up and could have plenty more to offer over fences; a 6lb rise may not stop him.

9/4

1st

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Bampton Star

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Unexposed; solid hurdles effort at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last month on handicap/seasonal debut, finishing second behind a progressive sort who was on the third leg of a five-timer; interesting off just 1lb higher, assuming he takes well to first-time cheekpieces and fences.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two Irish points in November 2020 but this rules debut comes after a long absence others in this line-up have more obvious claims.

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6th

4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Inchagoill Lady

11st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Kevin Pickard

Lightly raced hurdler and, following a wind operation, she was a 13l third over 3m at Exeter on chase debut; ended up tailed off back over the same C&D last week but was running well until a late mistake and then eased; not ruled out with assured stamina an asset here.

8/1

3rd

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Inchagoill Lady

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Kevin Pickard

Pulled up over hurdles when 100-1 for stable debut in November but, following a wind op, fared considerably better when third over C&D (soft) on last month's chasing debut; 2lb lower today and a major player if the first-time cheekpieces have any positive effect.

9/2

3rd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Inchagoill Lady

11st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Kevin Pickard

Achieved nothing in 2m5f handicap hurdle here on sole run this term (had wind surgery since) and remains far from solid on rules form; may improve for this switch to chasing, having shown promise in points.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-

Last run: 218 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Always towards when 18-1 for bumper debut at Exeter in April; can only be watched here.

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4

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

Champersgalore

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

always towards rear, not fluent 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

200/1

3

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Champersgalore

11st 4lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Jeremy Scott

Always towards when 18-1 for bumper debut at Exeter in April; can only be watched here.

100/1

12th

2

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

19:40 Exeter

Champersgalore

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Form: 510P-

Last run: 312 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Gamely won very modest bumper in September 2021 but struggled on both subsequent hurdling starts; returns from ten-month absence here.

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0

8

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Ffos Las

Deal Em High

10st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Debra Hamer

Modest bumper winner two seasons ago; hurdles form is far from consistent, best effort when second in weak 2m maiden here in May; seems to need good ground; opposed.

25/1

0

5

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Deal Em High

10st 9lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Debra Hamer

Good-ground bumper winner who was runner-up in a Ffos Las maiden (2m, good) in May but he's not gone on from that in two runs since; ran respectably in a Ffos Las handicap (fourth of ten) in August but he needs more back from a short break and this return to soft ground is a concern.

7/2

Form: 2-

Last run: 243 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Kept on well for second in course bumper in March (good to soft), form than has recently been very well advertised by the winner over hurdles; looks a good hurdling prospect and goes on the shortlist.

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3rd

3

29th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:25 Market Rasen

Hero

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Runner-up in a bumper a year ago but hasn't shown that ability in three hurdling starts; hooded when well beaten latest (behind stable companion) and may do better when switched to handicaps.

5/1

5th

3

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:33 Market Rasen

Hero

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Creditable second to useful rival in Chepstow bumper (good to soft) on debut last March but pulled up after racing too freely on hurdle debut there in November and well beaten after jumping poorly at Ayr last month; ought to be capable of much better at some stage but connections' other runner Hourvari has much stronger claims here; hooded for first time.

12/1

9th

6

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Hero

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Creditable second to useful rival in Chepstow bumper (good to soft) on debut last March; not seen since flopping badly on hurdle debut there in November (raced too freely and was pulled up) but remains a good prospect and his strength in the betting relative to stablemate Benassi may reveal some clues.

4/1

Form: 662-

Last run: 238 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Seemingly aided by fitting of tongue-tie when second in soft-ground Newton Abbot bumper in March, his third start; needs to improve again to make winning hurdle debut here but was given a wind op soon after his latest run and represents a top stable.

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0

2

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

15:35 Newton Abbot

Sandalwood

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

raced in second, pulled up quickly after 3 out

9/4

1st

3

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:15 Newton Abbot

Sandalwood

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader, led 3rd, headed after 3 out, led again when ridden before 2 out, clear when not fluent last, stayed on

9/4

4

31st May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:40 Warwick

Sandalwood

11st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

No match for easy winner when second at Plumpton this month, having refused to settle in first-time blinkers, but was first past the post in cheekpieces at Taunton (3m, good to soft; demoted to second) two starts ago and the cheekpieces are back on here; player if handling the forecast fast ground.

5/2

Form: 060

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

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

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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

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hold Up La Colmine

Telegraph:

Hero

TOPSPEED:

Lord Snootie

WEST COUNTRY:

Firestream

D Express:

Loop Head

POSTDATA:

Lord Snootie

Daily Mail:

Hero

Daily Record:

Hero

RP Ratings:

Hold Up La Colmine

The Times:

Hold Up La Colmine

The Guardian:

Hold Up La Colmine

Daily Mirror:

Hold Up La Colmine

The Star:

Firestream