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Burnham Plastering & Drylining Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Burnham Plastering & Drylining Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 21-1 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

"Gallops all day" according to his trainer and he was never headed on his hurdling debut over C&D (good to soft) a month ago, jumping well and collecting with more in hand than the margins suggest (runner-up finished strongly); obvious chance of defying a penalty.

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8

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Knowsley Road

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Having had wind surgery he returned to form with a win at Taunton (3m, soft) last month; he's 4lb higher in this hotter race but appeared to idle in front last time so could have more left in the tank; has won on good to soft ground, unraced on good.

7/1

1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Knowsley Road

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Tailed off on handicap hurdle debut on final run last season and has struggled over fences on both runs this term; something to prove but he's had a wind op, which may help him recapture the promise shown when third in a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Warwick (2m5f, heavy) last January; not ruled out.

13/2

Form: 40-4

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart Flat stayer for Ralph Beckett before changing hands for 70,000gns; has not yet delivered over hurdles, though there were positives to take from his 7l fourth here a month ago when the stable second string; further improvement likely.

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6th

1

24th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Future Investment

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Very useful on the Flat but 0-7 over hurdles; just a respectable fourth in Newbury novice (2m4f, soft) on latest outing in March and will need to do better to pose a threat on today's handicap hurdle debut.

3/1

4th

8

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:30 Newbury

Future Investment

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

The form of his second at Chepstow in December (2m3f, good to soft) makes for good reading in this company but it's been rather underwhelming in the meantime, with him never dangerous at all when a well-held fourth at Taunton latterly (2m3f); going further should help, as may this galloping track; solid chance if at his best.

7/1

4th

4

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:00 Taunton

Future Investment

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Tailed off in a hot maiden at Cheltenham on New Year's Day but he's back in calmer waters here and this useful Flat performer holds leading form claims judged on his second at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in December; could bounce back with a big effort.

5/2

Form: 1/16-2 C BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

With Brian Eckley when winning a division of the bumper on this card 12 months ago and then finished a close sixth at Listed level on his debut for these connections; travelled the best when evens for a 2m maiden here last month only to be edged out by a subsequent winner; nice prospect.

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3rd

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Libberty Hunter

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

He was receiving 11lb from Matata when beating that rival by only a length in a Cheltenham handicap on New Year's Day (2m, heavy) but bettered that form to finish a clear second in the Grand Annual (soft; third favourite); has earned his right to a crack at this level but is perhaps relying on the market leaders being off their game if he's to win.

10/1

2nd

10

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Libberty Hunter

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Bumper/hurdle winner who has won both completed starts over fences, latterly a 2m handicap on the New Course here (heavy) on New Year's Day; lacks the chase experience of most of these but the upside of his lightly raced profile is that there could be plenty more to come from him.

5/1

1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

12:55 Cheltenham

Libberty Hunter

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Bumper/hurdle winner who was going well when falling three out on his chase debut at Chepstow (2m, soft) in November, and made amends at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) a fortnight ago; 10lb higher in a better race here but did it very easily last time and he could have lots more left in the tank.

3/1

Form: 3

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Wide-margin winner of an Irish point and confirmed himself promising when beaten under 5l on his switch to hurdling over this trip at Lingfield (soft); this looks a better race and one he'll do well to win.

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5

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Warwick

Grey Dalco

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

Became disappointing over hurdles towards end of last season and has been pulled up in all three chases this term (2m3f-2m4f); moves back up in trip with huge amount to prove.

20/1

4

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Grey Dalco

11st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

Point winner who also showed promise in novice hurdles in late-2022; however, he struggled in handicap hurdles early last year and it's been the same story this season on his first two chase starts.

20/1

Form: 1/

Last run: 1041 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £80,000 soon after winning a modest soft-ground Kelso bumper by 4l in early 2020; never raced for Paul Nicholls and his second run has been a long time coming; probably best watched.

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6

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Manorbank

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

midfield, hit 8th

4/1

2nd

6

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

17:40 Chepstow

Manorbank

11st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Dual novice hurdle winner last spring (once over C&D); failed to build upon encouraging chase/handicap debut when pulled up at Exeter in November and not seen again since but remains lightly raced; market may guide.

10/1

0

4

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Manorbank

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Lightly raced 8yo; successful in novice hurdles at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) and Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) in the spring; respectable third in 2m novice handicap chase at Ffos Las six weeks ago and remains open to further progress; one to consider.

7/1

Form: 5/7

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won one of his four points in Ireland and then bought for £18,500; 20-1 when midfield in a C&D maiden here two weeks ago and he'll need to find plenty on that form.

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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: 160

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

It was a run-of-the-mill summer bumper that she won at Worcester (good) and she has been comfortably held at Cheltenham since; could be up against it on this switch to hurdling against male opposition.

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15

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Dreaming Diamond

11st 5lb

J: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

T: Paul King

Bumper winner in June 2022 (good) but a non-stayer in two points and a Stratford hunter chase (2m7f) this spring; couldn't fancy.

100/1

Form: 7-9

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

In good hands but has finished tailed off in a bumper here and a novice hurdle at Kempton; was 125-1 the last time.

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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: 9-

Last run: 293 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Only 5-1 for an Exeter bumper (soft) but he dropped out to finish a tailed-off last; now goes hurdling in what's probably a good race.

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8

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

14:47 Chepstow

Maximum Dex

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tom George

Only 5-1 for an Exeter bumper (soft) but he dropped out to finish a tailed-off last; now goes hurdling in what's probably a good race.

33/1

9th

9

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

17:00 Exeter

Maximum Dex

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

26,000euros foal, £52,000 3yo; sixth foal; half-brother to point and useful 2m3f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Omar Maretti; dam placed in bumper and 2m2f/2m4f hurdles; yard is 1-16 in bumpers this term but market may guide.

16/1

5

1st Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:20 Ffos Las

Maximum Dex

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Tom George

26,000euros foal, £52,000 3yo; half-brother to point/useful 2m3f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Omar Maretti; dam placed in bumper/2m2f and 2m4f hurdles; yard is 1-15 in bumpers this term.

9/1

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