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12:40 Ffos Las

Good To Soft

Cazoo Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3539.9
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Cazoo Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.70
  • Place: £4.20

Form: 5

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Cost £90,000 after winning a 3m Irish point on yielding to soft; 12-1, he ran well for a long way when beaten 9l over 2m3f at Chepstow in a race won by the useful Knowsley Road (third since won a handicap); has better days ahead of him.

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2

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Hurricane Highway

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

He could do with cutting out the mistakes but he was a promising third at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December on his second chase start then kept on for second behind easy winner Top Of The Bill over this C&D (good to soft); the return to testing ground could be a positive and he's respected.

11/4

2nd

6

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:10 Exeter

Hurricane Highway

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

raced wide, in touch with leaders, slow jump and dropped to rear 3rd, headway on outer 10th

11/2

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4214-1 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

An impressive Exeter win was not his only good run in bumpers last season and he powered clear to collect by some 21l on his switch to hurdling at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie; RPR 134); could be decidedly smart.

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4th

2

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:05 Fontwell

Firestream

11st 8lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 4th, not fluent 3 out

13/8

2nd

1

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Ffos Las

Firestream

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

An impressive Exeter win was not his only good run in bumpers last season and he powered clear to collect by some 21l on his switch to hurdling at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie; RPR 134); could be decidedly smart.

2/1

1st

5

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Firestream

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

Brother to very useful hurdler Master Debonair; displayed significant ability in all four bumpers last season, most notably when winning by 11l at Exeter (good to soft) on third outing, and features prominently in calculations on today's hurdling debut; tongue-tie fitted.

7/2

9/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form:

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £100,000 after winning a point in January and made his debut for this yard in a Punchestown bumper in April when he appeared to perform beneath market expectations (100-30); remains interesting.

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5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Great Name That

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

Point winner who has largely consistent rules form and ran well over C&D (heavy) two starts ago; now 2lb lower and has solid claims back here; success would not be out of turn.

5/1

2nd

5

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Great Name That

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

in touch with leaders, slow jump and dropped to last 9th, not fluent 10th, went modest fourth after 5 out

11/2

2nd

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Great Name That

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

prominent, pressed leader 15th, led after 3 out (usual 4 out), hung right when headed before 2 out (usual 3 out), no extra run-in

9/2

Form: 3/1P

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; the form of his Warwick win (2m3f, good to soft) makes for good reading and the chances are that he failed to give his true running at Ascot; could easily bounce back from that.

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3rd

2

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:35 Leicester

Gunnery Officer

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Game winner on stable debut at Warwick (2m3f novice, good to soft); after a slight blip at Ascot (unsuitable ground), fared much more encouragingly at Ffos Las (fourth) latest; stays well (is a 3m point winner) so must enter the thought process under optimum conditions.

5/1

4th

2

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Ffos Las

Gunnery Officer

11st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Ex-Irish; the form of his Warwick win (2m3f, good to soft) makes for good reading and the chances are that he failed to give his true running at Ascot; could easily bounce back from that.

10/1

2

19th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 2

12:20 Ascot

Gunnery Officer

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Stuart Edmunds

raced in second, pushed along briefly 5th, mistake 5 out, pushed along and dropped to last 3 out, pulled up home turn

11/4

Form: 3

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Couldn't lay a glove on the principals in a soft-ground 2m4f maiden at Worcester but he's from a good family and should improve with experience.

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9th

1

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Hercules Morse

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Won 2m4f Ffos Las maiden last January; looked a promising candidate for handicaps after that, but tailed off on handicap debut at Exeter (2m7f, again good to soft) one month ago when next seen, making the early running at 6-1; back down in trip and may strip fitter this time, for in-form yard.

9/1

6th

2

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:45 Exeter

Hercules Morse

11st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Shaped with promise on first two hurdling starts, then took a big step forward to win a Ffos Las maiden (2m4f, good to soft); that win was last January and the layoff asks a question but he did look a promising candidate for handicaps and moving up in trip; one to note.

11/2

1

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:30 Ludlow

Hercules Morse

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Shaped with promise on first two hurdling starts then took big step forward to win Ffos Las maiden (2m4f, good to soft) ten weeks ago; that form already puts him right in the thick of things here, and he's open to further improvement.

2/1

Form: 242-

Last run: 281 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Only three ran when runner-up in a 2m4f novice at Huntingdon and the winner won easily, but an RPR of 113 was respectable and he didn't jump that well; needs a market check to help see if he's the pick of Nicky Henderson's three.

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5th

3

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

18:20 Stratford

Propelled

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Represents a top stable but has been safely held in all five handicap hurdles (2m3f-3m; cheekpieces added last time); continues to slide down the weights but is difficult to enthuse over.

10/1

6th

4

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Propelled

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Nicky Henderson

slowly away, raced wide and towards rear early

13/2

8th

9

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:58 Hereford

Propelled

11st 4lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Nicky Henderson

In a top yard but has shown only hints of promise thus far and hasn't raised his game at all in three handicaps (2m5f-3m); tailed off at Ludlow last time and just 3lb lower.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £100,000 soon after winning five-runner Irish point last October; leading trainer describes him as a "lovely, big chasing type" and he probably has a bright future; had wind op.

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5th

6

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:40 Market Rasen

The Brew Master

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Toby Lawes

pressed leader, mistake 1st, prominent from 3rd, lost position 6th, lost ground when not fluent 3 out

4/1

7th

12

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Ffos Las

The Brew Master

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Bought for £100,000 soon after winning five-runner Irish point last October; leading trainer describes him as a "lovely, big chasing type" and he probably has a bright future; had wind op.

7/1

11

16th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:45 Warwick

The Brew Master

11st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Form: 7577-

Last run: 271 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off behind Firestream on his bumper debut and was no better than fifth in his other three; opposable.

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No Results Found

Form: 2-47

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won his Irish point on soft and three runs under rules have been on good, the best of them when runner-up in a Plumpton bumper; returning to softer conditions could trigger some improvement but it will need to.

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6

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Desert Fortune

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Low-mileage 7yo who made an encouraging seasonal/stable/chase debut at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) in February, keeping on well for a clear second; well below that form over C&D last month but sports first-time blinkers today and remains of interest.

13/2

4th

3

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Desert Fortune

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Low-mileage 7yo who made very encouraging seasonal/stable/chase debut at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago, keeping on well for a clear second; moves back up in trip and competes off same mark here; could easily have a bigger run in her.

15/8

OUR TIP

Form: 1 C

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £95,000 after finishing clear second in an Irish point; well backed for a 2m novice here (soft) and he won comfortably after tanking through the race; looks useful.

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1st

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Rath Gaul Hill

10st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

held up in rear, pushed along briefly after 6th, outpaced 8th, rallied and went third before 4 out

11/4

1st

8

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Rath Gaul Hill

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

2m novice hurdle winner who has shown signs of promise among his three chase starts, travelling well when 11l second at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) last time; this drop back in trip may help and he's not ruled out.

8/1

2nd

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Rath Gaul Hill

11st 1lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

took keen hold, held up in rear

8/1

Form: 4/4-42

Last run: 121 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Showed definite ability in her bumpers but failed to register an RPR above 96 and others in here probably have greater potential as hurdlers.

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8

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Orange Gina

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Showed some ability in bumpers last year but unplaced all five hurdling starts; pulled up when upped to 2m7f at Worcester last month and effectively 6lb higher here; very difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

0

11

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Orange Gina

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Nikki Evans

Not beaten far when ninth of 12 here (2m4f, good) on handicap debut two months ago, having made the running, but is effectively 1lb higher today and needs to improve for the step up in trip.

33/1

9th

12

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:28 Worcester

Orange Gina

10st 7lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Little to show for three efforts over hurdles but may do better now handicapping, bearing in mind she showed ability (including a second) in bumpers at this track last summer.

25/1

100/1

Form: 7

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Proved no threat in a Market Rasen bumper (good to soft) when easy to back at 33-1.

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5th

9

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Coal Fire

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, midfield after 3rd, lost ground before 4 out, soon struggling

6/1

3rd

1

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Coal Fire

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Led close home to collect pretty good prize at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in July and looked well suited by step up to 3m2f when doubling tally at Newton Abbot (soft) a fortnight ago; could still have more to offer if aided by first-time cheekpieces; respected.

5/1

1st

3

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

16:15 Newton Abbot

Coal Fire

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

midfield, headway when switched right after 3 out, ridden and led 2 out

11/2

Form: 57

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Fifth in a field of seven in a bumper here and was soon on the back foot with novicey jumping when tailed off at Doncaster.

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6th

14

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Our Flying Angel

10st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Not beaten far in her only bumper but tailed off or pulled up on her four hurdle races; makes handicap debut over new trip and first-time headgear but a transformation is needed, including as she's 12lb out of the handicap.

33/1

11th

12

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Our Flying Angel

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not beaten far when fifth of seven on sole bumper start but tailed off/pulled up on her three hurdle outings; a transformation is needed.

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fetched £100,000 after comfortably winning an Irish point (3m, good) and the third has gone on to be placed in maiden hurdles; top trainer was positive about him in his Stable Tour.

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5

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:30 Newbury

Ballyhigh

11st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

Fetched £100,000 after comfortably winning an Irish point (3m, good); trainer was complimentary about him in his pre-season Stable Tour and he reportedly bled when pulled up on his hurdling debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft; 7-2); remains interesting.

33/1

5

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:40 Ffos Las

Ballyhigh

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Fetched £100,000 after comfortably winning an Irish point (3m, good) and the third has gone on to be placed in maiden hurdles; top trainer was positive about him in his Stable Tour.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £540.00
Straight Forecast £388.10
Trifecta £13414.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Firestream

D Express:

Rath Gaul Hill

TOPSPEED:

Hurricane Highway

Daily Mail:

Great Name That

Telegraph:

Spring Meadow

Daily Record:

Rath Gaul Hill

RP Ratings:

Firestream

POSTDATA:

Firestream

WEST COUNTRY:

Firestream

The Times:

Firestream

The Guardian:

Firestream

Daily Mirror:

Firestream

The Sun:

Firestream

The Star:

Firestream