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14:35 Southwell

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Closely related to useful hurdler/chaser Marquis Of Carabas; made virtually all to win slow-ground Irish point by 4l on debut in January, form that has been well advertised by the runner-up under rules this autumn; might need further than 2m to be seen to best effect but, nevertheless, he's a very interesting recruit for Jonjo O'Neill.

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2nd

1

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Warwick

Red Dirt Road

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

2-4 over hurdles, the latter win gained by 12l on handicap debut at Exeter (2m, good) in March; very creditable fourth in good-quality Cheltenham novice when upped to 2m4f last month; ought to play a major role.

9/2

4th

6

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

15:15 Cheltenham

Red Dirt Road

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, led narrowly, edged right after 3 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, ridden and rallied approaching last, weakened run-in

8/1

1st

3

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:35 Exeter

Red Dirt Road

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won sole start in Irish points and beat a subsequent winner on British/hurdling debut in November; just denied at Leicester the following month and now makes handicap debut off what looks a fair mark; shortlisted.

5/2

13/8

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 042-13 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Delivered on promise shown in Ireland when winning good-ground course bumper by 4l on stable debut in May and was very respectable third in mares' novice hurdle at Newbury (2m, good) this month; leading contender.

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5th

3

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Mrs Grimley

11st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sam Allwood

Won heavy-ground novice hurdle for Ben Pauling in early part of 2023 but became very disappointing for that stable last season; needs combination of wind op and change of scenary to prompt a revival.

14/1

3

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Mrs Grimley

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Ben Pauling

Won a novice hurdle at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) last January; backward steps in her three handicaps this season (favourite on latest) so connections now reach for a tongue-tie and cheekpieces.

12/1

0

5

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Doncaster

Mrs Grimley

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

prominent, dropped to rear and niggled along with one circuit to go

11/1

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16/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 2-1U55 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Justified odds-on favouritism in modest Newton Abbot bumper in September but unseated rider after attempting to refuse at first flight on subsequent hurdle debut, and safely held twice since; others look stronger.

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1st

2

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

16:50 Perth

Bobby Socks

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Best efforts on good ground; bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles when readily accounting for an in-form rival at Southwell (2m4f, good) ten days ago and he escapes a penalty for that; has obvious claims.

4/5

1st

6

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell

Bobby Socks

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

midfield

5/1

4th

2

6th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell

Bobby Socks

11st 11lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Won good-ground bumper; up against it but not disgraced in C&D maiden in November (good) and good to soft ground may not have suited when a beaten favourite for handicap debut in January; remains of interest.

6/1

Form: 4934-6

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

0-8 in Irish bumpers but made the frame on four occasions and evidently has ability; makes stable/hurdle debut after 200-day absence; riding arrangements suggest Daniel Deronda is the stable's main hope.

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3rd

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Shandancer

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear

6/1

7th

10

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:00 Uttoxeter

Shandancer

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

midfield

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising as a 2yo but remains a maiden after 19 Flat starts and has been knocking about in run-of-the-mill handicaps this autumn; should be fine stamina-wise on today's hurdling debut but makes only limited appeal.

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5

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:58 Ffos Las

Knowwhentorun

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Roger Teal

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, ridden and became detached after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

7/1

6th

4

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Taunton

Knowwhentorun

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Roger Teal

19-race maiden on Flat; comfortably held in two attempts over hurdles, modest fifth at Southwell then eighth at Plumpton; unappealing.

25/1

8th

9

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:00 Plumpton

Knowwhentorun

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Roger Teal

0-19 on the Flat; has some fairly useful form on his record but knocks about in run-of-the-mill handicaps nowadays and was soundly beaten when 50-1 for recent hurdling debut at Southwell.

100/1

Form: 524-5

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat-racer who showed aptitude for hurdling in early part of this year, most notably when second to useful rival over C&D (good to soft); not seen since underwhelming handicap debut in May but had a wind op in September and can play a significant role in this.

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4th

3

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:10 Fakenham

Daniel Deronda

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

A modest maiden hurdler for Amy Murphy who was below par when last seen out on the Flat in 14f Yarmouth handicap seven months ago; needs to hit the ground running for his new yard.

20/1

7th

9

(4)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 17y

Class 5

15:35 Yarmouth

Daniel Deronda

9st 6lb

J: George Wood

T: Amy Murphy

Two years since he last won and he's had plenty of chances in less-competitive handicaps of late; Sharp Distinction looks his yard's most interesting contender.

20/1

Form:

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to stable's low-grade hurdle winner Flight To Nowhere; well down the field when 100-1 for last month's bumper debut.

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4th

1

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Worcester

Bear A Hand

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Price

Lightly raced mare who made pretty good start to handicap career when third of ten at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) three weeks ago; should be okay on today's faster ground and may still have a bigger run in her; respected.

11/4

3rd

5

6th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

18:15 Uttoxeter

Bear A Hand

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Price

Best of three runs when fourth in a Doncaster novice last time (2m3f, good); weakened late on so shouldn't be inconvenienced by the drop in trip on handicap debut; a possible

20/1

6

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Bear A Hand

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Price

Form: 305-94

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in a bumper last autumn and bettered low-key seasonal/hurdle debut when keeping on steadily for fourth at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) nine days ago, where he was given a ride that attracted the attention of the stewards; can probably improve again at some stage.

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1st

4

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

15:50 Stratford

Doyouknowwhatimean

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

travelled strongly

5/4

1st

5

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Lingfield

Doyouknowwhatimean

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

0-12 but some fair efforts switched to fences this season, most recently 9l third when dropped to 2m at Ffos Las (heavy); another 2lb lower today and could be involved.

13/2

Form: 55

Last run: 148 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when fifth of seven on bumper debut at Kelso in May but his run at Worcester two months later was a backward step; significant improvement is needed on today's hurdling debut.

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4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Blazing Court

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Went close on last summer's handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) and was very respectable third at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) on latest outing in November; each-way claims if fully tuned up after break.

10/1

Form: 2492

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two bumpers in early part of this season; only third best on merit and didn't achieve huge amount when remote second in C&D maiden hurdle 18 days ago; another minor prize is probably his best hope.

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3rd

7

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

16:10 Ascot

Charging Point

11st 5lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Up against it behind a big improver on handicap debut at Southwell but still a promising third; although others appeared to be going better over that same C&D four weeks ago, it was he who stayed on best to win going away; has further to go today but looks a stayer in the making.

3/1

1st

5

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Charging Point

11st 5lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Six-race maiden; made an encouraging handicap debut in C&D event on good ground last month and the winner boosted that form by following up next time; open to further progress at this level; respected.

7/2

3rd

7

8th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Charging Point

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Only third best on merit and didn't achieve huge amount when remote second in 2m course maiden in November, and well beaten over that trip here later that month; however, moves up to 2m4f for today's handicap debut and may yet deliver on promise shown in good-ground bumpers.

8/1

Form: 88-4

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten about 31l when last of four finishers on recent hurdling debut at Newcastle (2m4f, good); not the obvious answer here.

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1st

6

17th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 185y

Class 5

12:10 Southwell

The Skiffle King

10st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

First and third in good-ground handicap hurdles earlier this year before struggling under softer conditions; the ground is therefore a worry and he goes without the cheekpieces that were working well.

12/1

Form: 464-4

Last run: 172 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Sprint winner on the Flat when trained in France; did well to finish fourth on British hurdling debut at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in June, having lost significant ground at the start, but the form is modest; ran very poorly on the Flat for new stable a fortnight ago; too risky.

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2

(7)

16th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

More Joy

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

5.5f winner when trained in France; beaten a long way on her first two starts for this trainer (AW/hurdles) and refused to race on latest.

50/1

5

28th Dec 2022

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

More Joy

11st 0lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Sprint winner on the Flat when trained in France; has made the frame in three hurdle races but well beaten in two runs since joining Micky Hammond (usual hood left off last time); too much to prove for comfort.

25/1

12th

13

29th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

More Joy

10st 11lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, led

25/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 355 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Out of a useful bumper/hurdle winner; made just a mildly encouraging bumper debut when midfield at Warwick (soft) last December and Harry Skelton rides her stablemate here.

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11

29th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Blue Bubbles

10st 11lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, held up in rear

16/1

8th

15

9th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Warwick

Blue Bubbles

10st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Third foal; half-sister to point/bumper/2m4f hurdle winner Bold Endeavour; dam very useful bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, closely related to 2m4f hurdle winner Court Artist and useful jumper Shady Operator; interesting newcomer for her top yard.

6/1

Form: 99

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 80l+ in both her bumpers; cheekpieces removed after one use; makes no appeal on today's hurdling debut.

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12

29th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Lorraines Girl

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Olly Williams

towards rear, not fluent 1st, mistake 2nd

200/1

9th

11

28th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Lorraines Girl

10st 6lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Williams

50-1 and tailed off at Southwell in May; now wears cheekpieces; hard to fancy.

50/1

9th

8

24th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:02 Southwell

Lorraines Girl

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Olly Williams

Fourth foal; half-sister to bumper winner Duke Of Rockingham; dam maiden pointer, half-sister to bumper/useful jumps winner Ohio Gold and bumper/hurdle winner Tragic Ohio; trainer yet to have a bumper winner, but this filly has the right type of pedigree.

33/1

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