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Cornish Rock Gin Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Cornish Rock Gin Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

5/4 (Won)

Form: 12-112 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who won at Exeter (2m2f/2m) in his first two hurdle runs before a clear second behind a 1-2 shot there (2m; RPR 131) 19 days ago; sets a good standard on that form and he's a big player back up in trip; his wins have come on good/good to firm but last run was on good to soft.

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

3rd

4

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Lallygag

11st 9lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield

16/1

12th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Lallygag

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent

14/1

Form: 5-206

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Clear second in six-runner Market Rasen bumper (2m, good) in September but that form probably isn't anything to get too excited about and he's finished tailed off in two hurdle runs (2m3f) since.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

St Patricks Bridge

11st 11lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Maiden after seven starts under rules; 2m3f Taunton second last December but he's not repeated the form in either of his two starts since, the latest his handicap debut when 18l third at Southwell (2m4f) in June; work to do over new trip.

10/1

3rd

1

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell

St Patricks Bridge

11st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear

13/2

6

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:50 Market Rasen

St Patricks Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Comes into the argument on his Taunton second last December but tailed off at Ffos Las in April, on only subsequent start; may not have stayed 2m6f there but still it still leaves him with a bit to prove.

7/2

Form: 22U11 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish point and two bumpers; didn't get very far on his hurdling debut at Newton Abbot (unseated at first) in October but he's won at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) and here (2m, good) since; has a double penalty but he pulled a long way clear with his main market rival last time and is open to more progress upped in trip; respected.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 179y

Class 3

16:08 Wincanton

American Sniper

11st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

In a first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces back on he won a 20-runner race at Cheltenham (2m5f, good to soft) in November; fair fourth at Taunton (2m3f) four weeks later but he found little when returned to 3m at Newbury since; better expected back in trip with his yard going well.

10/1

7th

5

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

American Sniper

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Returned to form in this headgear combination to win big-field handicap at Cheltenham (2m5f, good to soft) in November and fair fourth at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) next time; also effective on soft ground and this step back up in trip is worth a go; not ruled out.

13/2

Form: 4

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won by 7l at Windsor (1m, soft) in his last Flat run and he made an encouraging start over hurdles for new yard when fourth at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month; stayed on steadily in that maiden but this is a stronger race and he has quite a lot to find upped in trip.

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8th

9

(8)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Afta Party

8st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Gillard

Sprung a 50-1 surprise in a Newton Abbot novice hurdle on his stable debut last October; well held in two handicap hurdles since and he's opposable back on the Flat.

50/1

Form: 8-2

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal from unraced half-sister to high-class chaser Farmer Jack; struggled in his sole bumper in March but he was a promising second when switched to hurdles over C&D (good) on return last month; that was behind a subsequent winner and he looks a likely improver with that run under his belt; stablemate of Lallygag.

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1st

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Urban Soldier

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Needs to bounce back from a tame effort on soft ground in February but made very encouraging seasonal/stable/handicap debut when third at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December and has possibilities here if aided by first-time cheekpieces.

6/1

3

8th Feb 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:25 Huntingdon

Urban Soldier

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

0-4 for Paul Nicholls then had wind surgery; solid third in Doncaster handicap (good to soft; form has substance) upped to 3m on debut for new stable; should build on that encouraging effort; respected off same mark.

9/4

Form: 90

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in his only point and he's been tailed off at big prices in two novice hurdles (2m4f/2m) this season.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

10

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:35 Exeter

Ipsos Pierji

11st 2lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Shown little but conditions were soft when pulled up on handicap debut over 2m6f and this trip/ground could be more suitable; tongue-tie added.

25/1

5

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 5

13:05 Ffos Las

Ipsos Pierji

11st 8lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Showed little in a point and three novice hurdles in 2022; this is his first realistic chance but plenty of improvement is needed.

14/1

Form: 9-55

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in a Warwick bumper in March and same story at big prices in two novice hurdles (2m) this season; tongue-tie is removed after one use and he remains best watched for now.

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5th

10

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Silver Atom

10st 9lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

1-21 with his win (modest form) coming from a Flat race last September; this is his 13th attempt over hurdles and four of his latest five hurdle starts saw him in the frame, albeit over about 2m3f; stamina to prove.

7/1

Form: 7048-6

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in his final bumper but he's been well held at big prices in two maiden hurdles (2m1f/2m); has plenty of stamina in pedigree but he has a lot to find upped to this trip and will be more interesting when switched to handicaps.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Gabriels Getaway

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Took very well to fences last season, winning three times on good ground (2m-2m3f); 7lb out of the weights here but can easily be excused last month's below-par run (soft ground, first start for seven months) and still has plenty of scope for further progress; might be the answer.

14/1

3rd

3

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

13:50 Ludlow

Gabriels Getaway

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Suffered his first defeat over fences (had been 3-3) when racing too keenly and dropping away at Bangor in May; has shot up the ratings but his new mark still looks manageable on the RPR he recorded the time before at Exeter (2m3f, good); some market confidence would be welcomed after seven months off.

3/1

4th

1

20th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Gabriels Getaway

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

took keen hold, prominent

Evs

Form: 8P-9

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has struggled at big prices in three novice hurdles (2m/2m7f), most recently when beaten out of sight here (2m, good; first run after wind op) on his return last month; can only be watched.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

9th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Call Me Tlalok

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

took keen hold, led narrowly, slow jump and headed 11th, ridden and dropped to rear after 12th, became detached 13th, pulled up before 14th

8/1

9th

4

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:53 Taunton

Call Me Tlalok

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Has struggled at big prices in three novice hurdles (2m/2m7f), most recently when beaten out of sight here (2m, good; first run after wind op) on his return last month; can only be watched.

100/1

9th

3

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:10 Taunton

Call Me Tlalok

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

No show in two novice hurdles last term; has had wind surgery; stable's very good strike-rate this season provides hope for better but would need to see market support to consider.

66/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £579.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lallygag

Telegraph:

American Sniper

The Star:

Urban Soldier

Daily Record:

Urban Soldier

Daily Mail:

American Sniper

The Sun:

American Sniper

RP Ratings:

Lallygag

POSTDATA:

Lallygag

WEST COUNTRY:

Lallygag

The Times:

Lallygag

The Guardian:

Lallygag

D Express:

Lallygag

Daily Mirror:

Lallygag