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Soft

Ballymore Winter Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £34170
  • 2m 3f 173y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Ballymore Winter Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 11P-2 BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won Listed bumper at Ascot last winter and made perfectly satisfactory start over hurdles when second in big field at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft; 10-11; rallied after mistake three out) in October; open to plenty of improvement and his half-brother Enrilo won this race in 2019; big player.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

12th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

13:05 Sandown

Henri The Second

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Sole hurdles win (five attempts) came in a Grade 2 novice event over 2m4f on soft ground here last December; ran creditably next two starts, including when fourth to Rock My Way at Cheltenham, but pulled up in the EBF Final here (heavy) in March when last seen; had wind surgery in July and this half-brother to the stable's smart Enrilo should still be one to note.

2/1

13/2

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 13 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Similar form when winning maiden at Aintree (2m4f, good) in May and finishing third to Man At Work in novice over the same C&D (good to soft; faded under 6lb penalty) in November; could still be unexposed and unlikely to be far away.

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3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Henrys Friend

11st 7lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Ben Pauling

raced in second, lost second and prominent 8th, pecked on landing 16th, mistake and lost ground 18th, pulled up before 4 out

14/1

1st

2

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Henrys Friend

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Won at Newbury (2m6f, soft) in December on second chase start and followed up in another novice handicap at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) last month; others have more substance to their form but he could continue to progress and is not ruled out; wears first-time cheekpieces.

13/2

Form: 11-11 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has assembled a blemish-free CV, winning his sole point (3m), both his bumpers and two novice hurdles; showed a jolt of improvement when scoring at Bangor (2m7f, soft) three weeks ago in clearcut style, giving weight all round; this is stronger but he's hard to pin down and should go well again.

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2nd

8

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Maximilian

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Too strong for subsequent Albert Bartlett winner Stay Away Fay when winning Grade 2 at Doncaster (3m, good) in January and now 3-4 over hurdles (includes soft-ground win); there is little doubt that Stay Away Fay showed significant improvement at Cheltenham, but this 7yo still has potential.

5/1

1st

5

28th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Maximilian

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

held up in behind leaders on inner, niggled along briefly 4th, dropped to rear and outpaced 5th

9/2

3rd

5

2nd Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:20 Sandown

Maximilian

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Has assembled a blemish-free CV, winning his sole point (3m), both his bumpers and two novice hurdles; showed a jolt of improvement when scoring at Bangor (2m7f, soft) three weeks ago in clearcut style, giving weight all round; this is stronger but he's hard to pin down and should go well again.

9/4

Form: 21-1 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point and bumper winner; kept on pluckily after making the running when scoring on hurdling debut in novice at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in October; he'll need to improve on that form to follow up in this higher grade but that's not out of the question.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Warwick

Park This One

12st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Jamie Snowden

Point (3m) and bumper winner who won two of his four hurdle starts (2m4f/2m3f, good/soft), with one of the defeats coming in a Grade 2 at Sandown; doesn't look on too bad a mark and his trainer has been looking forward to getting him over fences.

9/2

4th

6

28th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Park This One

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Jamie Snowden

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 3rd

16/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shaped well in a point before changing hands for £155,000, and he made an immediate impact over hurdles when winning seven-runner novice at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft; 15-2) with plenty in hand; looks a useful prospect at least and needs to be taken seriously.

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3

1st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:45 Newbury

Man At Work

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Pipe

always behind, pulled up after 4 out

3/1

5th

4

2nd Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:20 Sandown

Man At Work

11st 2lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Shaped well in a point before changing hands for £155,000, and he made an immediate impact over hurdles when winning seven-runner novice at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft; 15-2) with plenty in hand; looks a useful prospect at least and needs to be taken seriously.

11/4

1st

8

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

12:26 Aintree

Man At Work

10st 13lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

In a 7l third when falling at the final fence on his debut in an Irish maiden point (3m, soft to heavy) in March; the first two have since joined leading Irish yards and this fellow was sold for £155,000 in April; there's every chance he'll have a bright future under rules and he's a possible.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point runner-up (3m, yielding to soft) who was narrowly in front when left clear at the final flight on his hurdling debut at Worcester (2m4f, soft; 8-1); meets sterner opposition here but could have more to offer.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Kempton

Id Like To Know

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Chris Gordon

Lightly raced chaser with scope; went down by a short-head on chase debut at Newbury (2m, soft) before doing it comfortably on his return visit there (heavy); his Plumpton run was disappointing given the good ground was expected to suit but perhaps the track found him out; 6lb out of the weights but new partner Angus Cheleda claims 5lb; races prominently; respected.

9/2

4th

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

14:25 Plumpton

Id Like To Know

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Lightly raced 7yo with some scope about him; won over hurdles and he would be 2-2 over fences but for getting short-headed at Newbury in January; had something in hand when going one better back there a month ago (2m; raised 8lb); those runs were on soft/heavy ground but trainer reckons goodish ground will suit him well, as should this return to further.

15/8

1st

5

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Id Like To Know

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Lightly raced 7yo; scored over hurdles last term; made a promising chase debut in C&D event (soft; off 4lb lower) most recently, going down narrowly to Issar d'Airy who is declared (3:00) on this card; open to further progress and holds very solid claims.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £155.00
Straight Forecast £163.10
Trifecta £479.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Maximilian

WEST COUNTRY:

Man At Work

SPOTLIGHT:

Henri The Second

LAMBOURN:

Park This One

Telegraph:

Man At Work

D Express:

Man At Work

Daily Mirror:

Man At Work

The Sun:

Man At Work

TOPSPEED:

Maximilian

POSTDATA:

Maximilian

The Times:

Maximilian

The Guardian:

Maximilian

The Star:

Maximilian

Daily Record:

Maximilian

Daily Mail:

Henri The Second