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12:40 Kempton

Good To Soft

EBF Stallions “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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EBF Stallions “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.37
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 224-2

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to Faugheen; ran well in Aintree Grade 2 on final bumper start and finished a clear second at Ascot (1m7f, good) on the switch to hurdles; looks capable of going one better in this field.

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5th

1

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Blow Your Wad

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Acts on any ground; responded well to second-time cheekpieces in the Pendil (2m4f Grade 2) in February, taking Kempton record to 3-3; faces a stiffer task on this third attempt at the Aintree festival but is fresher than his rivals, having bypassed Cheltenham, and may rate higher still.

10/1

1st

3

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:27 Kempton

Blow Your Wad

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Acts on any ground; wears cheekpieces for first time over fences, having never really travelled at Cheltenham four weeks ago; better off with Le Patron on Sandown running in November (chase debut); successful in novice handicap over C&D on Boxing Day, taking Kempton record to 2-2, and warrants respect back here.

9/4

6th

2

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Blow Your Wad

11st 8lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Lacks Cheltenham experience but he looked a novice to follow when finding plenty to win at Kempton last month (2m4f, good; acts on soft), beating a Nicholls runner with strong handicap hurdle form at the track; up 6lb but every chance he will be running off higher marks before long.

5/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 12-34 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on good ground; successful in Southwell bumper on rules debut and has proved consistent since, most recently fourth at Cheltenham (2m) switched to hurdles; should go well again.

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9

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 3

14:55 Fakenham

Carrigdoun Boy

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Bumper winner; unexposed and took a significant step up from his hurdling debut when 1l second at Kempton (2m, good to soft) in November; initial mark looks on the stiff side judged on that but he's a point winner and open to improvement now upped in trip for his handicap debut; interesting.

7/1

2nd

4

21st Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Kempton

Carrigdoun Boy

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st

11/2

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 461-8

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Scored easily over hurdles at Auteuil (2m1f, heavy) on final French start and retains potential; however, folded tamely having pulled hard at Ascot on British debut; chance depends on whether he settles better.

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2

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Invincible Nao

11st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

Keen-going front-runner who came good over fences with 14l success at Fakenham (2m5f, soft) last month and took another step forward when close second in valuable event at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; commands respect in current form.

3/1

Form: 11 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Form figures read 4111, the wins gained in Irish point, Newton Abbot bumper and Newbury novice hurdle; beat just two rivals last time (2m, good) and now carries 6lb penalty in a deeper race; still unexposed, however.

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5th

11

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:10 Taunton

Lock Out

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Has not really taken to chasing this season (three attempts) and was well beaten over hurdles on penultimate start; on dangerous mark now but comes here with a lot to prove; blinkered last time; cheekpieces back on today.

14/1

4th

3

13th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

12:50 Exeter

Lock Out

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Hat-trick in 2022 comprised point, bumper and novice hurdle wins; ended last term on a low note and, following wind surgery, he's continued downhill this season (tried at up to near 3m); wore cheekpieces with tongue-tie on first two outings this season and now has a go in blinkers.

10/1

7th

4

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

Lock Out

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Hat-trick in 2022 comprised point, bumper and hurdle wins; below best in two chase outings this term, taking handicap record to 0-5, but could revive off a reduced mark back in this sphere.

10/1

Form: 4-03

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

0-7 in Ireland, mostly in points; appeared to run well (100-1 third) at Taunton on the latest of his two attempts over hurdles; however, needs improvement to get off the mark.

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3

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:00 Plumpton

Gavroche Dallier

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

0-8 over hurdles; in the frame on three of five starts this year, most recently here (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago, and has Irish pointing experience to call upon on today's chasing debut but a couple of the others in this field look stronger.

11/2

4th

9

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

13:55 Plumpton

Gavroche Dallier

11st 3lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

in touch with leaders

10/1

10

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Gavroche Dallier

11st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

towards rear

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8120-2 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

AW bumper winner last winter; well behind Blow Your Wad at Aintree in April and was no match for easy winner at Stratford (2m, good) on reappearance; however, this Henderson runner may rate higher yet.

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0

2

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

13:40 Market Rasen

Swapped

12st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Completed a hat-trick with win at Southwell (3m2f, good) in September on debut for this yard; good second there (3m, good to soft) next time; pulled up at Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) 19 days ago but that was an attritional race and it will be no surprise if he bounces back in these calmer waters.

12/1

0

14

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Swapped

10st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Completed hat-trick with wide-margin success at Southwell (3m2f, good) on last month's stable debut and ran well in defeat over 3m there 25 days ago but is upped significantly in grade today; usually ridden positively.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Inconsistent (form figures P4P1) in Irish points and the success is possibly weak form as only two completed; nevertheless fetched £62,000 at sale later in May; check the market signals.

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3

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

16:15 Lingfield

Moodofthemoment

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Pulled up in first three handicaps last year (including chase debut in December) but got back on track in first-time blinkers at Leicester (2m4f, soft) last month, rallying for third; this 3m point winner could build on that latest run now back up in trip if the headgear maintains its effect.

5/1

Form: 58

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 7-

Last run: 408 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Absent since an underwhelming debut (well-held seventh of eight) in Chepstow bumper 13 months ago; best watched unless the market speaks positively.

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12th

8

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:24 Plumpton

Champagne Mesdames

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Struggled on first two hurdling starts but was prominent for a long way and displayed some promise when fifth in first-time blinkers at Taunton (2m, soft) this month; needs to improve again here but has potential.

12/1

5th

2

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Taunton

Champagne Mesdames

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Perhaps needed the experience on sole bumper run; has achieved nothing in two novice hurdles (2m/2m3f) since but first-time headgear is a possible source of improvement.

25/1

Form: 1-0

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Both starts in bumpers, winning over 11.5f when trained in France then down the field at Cheltenham (2m) for new stable; related to a couple of useful jumpers; may do better still.

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3rd

3

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Ffos Las

Ironica De Thaix

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Won French bumper in 2021 but well down the field on both British starts for Christian Williams last season (bumper/hurdle); now with another new stable and moves up from 2m; considered only if lively in the betting.

12/1

10th

7

21st Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Kempton

Ironica De Thaix

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Both starts in bumpers, winning over 11.5f when trained in France then down the field at Cheltenham (2m) for new stable; related to a couple of useful jumpers; may do better still.

25/1

10th

9

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

17:00 Cheltenham

Ironica De Thaix

11st 3lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

midfield, outpaced home turn, soon held

14/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Blow Your Wad

LAMBOURN:

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Daily Record:

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WEST COUNTRY:

Carrigdoun Boy

RP Ratings:

Blow Your Wad

TOPSPEED:

Blow Your Wad

POSTDATA:

Blow Your Wad

The Times:

Blow Your Wad

Telegraph:

Blow Your Wad

Daily Mail:

Blow Your Wad

Daily Mirror:

Blow Your Wad

The Sun:

Blow Your Wad

The Star:

Blow Your Wad

The Guardian:

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D Express:

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