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Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 4

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to smart jumper Bright New Dawn; joined Evan Williams after winning Irish point debut in February and made promising start to rules career when fourth over C&D (good to soft) last month; if that run has brought him on, he's a major player today.

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2nd

3

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:30 Chepstow

Out Of Office

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

jumped well, led, going best 3 out, shaken up 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened gradually run-in

7/1

0

2

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Ffos Las

Out Of Office

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

prominent, fell 1st

5/1

4th

2

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:10 Taunton

Out Of Office

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Winning Irish pointer who built upon a promising rules debut when drawing clear to win quite comfortably by over 7l at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) in December; already sets a useful form standard here and can probably improve again.

11/10

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 24

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up on last month's bumper debut at Uttoxeter (good) but didn't jump well enough when just a respectable fourth over hurdles there (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and will need to find some fluency here.

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4th

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Warwick

Equinus

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, outpaced and lost ground quickly home turn, no impression from 2 out

8/1

4th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Equinus

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

held up in rear, in touch with leaders 5th

9/4

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5/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1-14 D BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won good-ground Kempton bumper on debut in March and began hurdling career with easy success at Stratford (2m, good) in October; finished tired when only fourth on soft ground last time but remains very much of interest.

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3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:25 Warwick

Gitche Gumee

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Sole hurdles win was in a Stratford novice (2m, good) in October 2022 and he's been beaten around 16l in his two chase runs; mark continues to fall and is still early days in this sphere but he needs improvement back from a break; cheekpieces added.

13/2

3rd

7

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:15 Doncaster

Gitche Gumee

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

midfield, mistake 1st, hit 4th

11/2

4th

3

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Gitche Gumee

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Bumper/novice winner and should be well handicapped on his second at Warwick in February; fell next time and below par when last seen, but he's bred for fences.

9/4

Form: 6-63

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shaped with clear promise on first two hurdling starts, more recently when third behind two expensive recruits at Newbury (2m, good) last month; likely contender.

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8th

6

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Taunton

Half Dozen

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Built upon his previous efforts (on good and good to soft) when winning in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) on last Monday's handicap debut at Hereford (2m, soft); he had a lot more in hand than the winning margin of a length and a half suggests and looks well treated under a 7lb penalty.

4/5

1st

6

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:25 Hereford

Half Dozen

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Has shown promise over hurdles, notably when third at Newbury in November (form perhaps not as strong as looked likely at the time); moves into handicaps with a tongue-tie now enlisted; capable of better.

9/2

4th

6

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:00 Chepstow

Half Dozen

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Shaped with clear promise on first two hurdling starts, more recently when third behind two expensive recruits at Newbury (2m, good) last month; likely contender.

11/4

25/1

Form: 6

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up on Irish point debut in January but made low-key start to rules career at Lingfield last month and needs subsequent wind op to have made a big difference.

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3rd

4

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:30 Wincanton

Torula

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Had wind surgery after rules debut and has run better in two 2m novice hurdles since; improvement is needed on this handicap debut but he's now tongue tied and steps back up in trip, which will probably suit.

5/1

3rd

12

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Torula

11st 2lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Well beaten on rules debut in November but last month's keeping-on fifth at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) was more encouraging; needs to improve again here but can be considered each-way.

12/1

5th

15

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:00 Chepstow

Torula

11st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Runner-up on Irish point debut in January but made low-key start to rules career at Lingfield last month and needs subsequent wind op to have made a big difference.

25/1

Form: 62

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bettered low-key rules debut when clear second in Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; contests a deeper race here and will almost certainly need to improve again but still enters calculations.

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5th

8

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Ballydisco

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Ended last season with a 2m7f hurdle win (good to soft) on this card and is now 8lb lower but has been out of form over hurdles and fences this term; needs to turn a corner.

16/1

7th

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Ballydisco

11st 6lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Won twice over hurdles last spring (3m/2m7f, heavy/good to soft) and is below last winning mark; could capitalise at some stage but this season has been disappointing (hurdles/fences) and needs to get back on track.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to smart chaser Hammersly Lake; went close in good-ground Irish point in October, his third start, and was bought for £85,000 last month; market may guide on today's rules debut.

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5th

2

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Kap Chidley

11st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

0-7 over fences but ran quite well when third at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) last month and is now 6lb lower than when second over C&D (good to soft) in October; must be considered.

11/2

3rd

2

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Kap Chidley

11st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Kicked off this season with two good chase runs (3m/2m4f; good to soft) but modest efforts the last twice on either side of wind surgery and ground this testing is a worry.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£25,000 3yo; second foal; dam French 2m1f chase winner, half-sister to useful French jumper Quick Fire; doesn't have a particularly daunting standard to reach on debut but probably best watched all the same.

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9th

7

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Inchester DAmsyl

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Encouraging fifth at Exeter two runs ago (2m5f handicap, soft) and the cheekpieces are added after faring less well at Southwell; comes with risks but has a competitive show in him.

8/1

5th

5

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell

Inchester DAmsyl

11st 8lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, not fluent 8th

9/1

17

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Inchester DAmsyl

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Soundly beaten in first two handicaps but, following a break, last month's fifth of 15 at Exeter (2m5f, soft) was more encouraging; has a fighting chance here if that run has brought him on.

16/1

Form: 57B

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on hurdling debut in October and looked to be struggling when brought down on home turn at Newbury last month; one for further down the line.

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4th

1

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

Celtic Fortune

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield, lost ground after 5th, towards rear with one circuit to go

7/1

4th

4

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Fakenham

Celtic Fortune

11st 11lb

T: Neil Mulholland

in touch with leaders, jumped path before 1st

15/2

Form: 8

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

About 43l behind Half Dozen when making low-key debut at Newbury (2m, good); suffered some interference that day and is entitled to have benefited from the outing but others here have much more obvious claims.

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5

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:30 Taunton

West Park Boy

11st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

5th

10

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:27 Uttoxeter

West Park Boy

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs

in touch with leaders

14/1

10th

16

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:00 Chepstow

West Park Boy

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs

About 43l behind Half Dozen when making low-key debut at Newbury (2m, good); suffered some interference that day and is entitled to have benefited from the outing but others here have much more obvious claims.

33/1

Form: 7-54P

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten on first two hurdling starts and can't be recommended.

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2nd

7

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

18:20 Stratford

Inspector Lynley

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

0-9 over hurdles and not seen since struggling on heavy ground in December (first-time cheekpieces; retained) but the form he was showing on goodish ground last summer/autumn brings him into the equation.

8/1

0

9

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Inspector Lynley

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

0-10 but hasn't been too far away in his completed handicaps and now gets cheekpieces; conditions are a complete grey area as he's unraced on anything softer than good to soft.

8/1

Form: 75-07

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten that far on either of his hurdling attempts but without ever looking dangerous; will probably be of greater interest once qualified for handicaps.

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0

2

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Governor Green

11st 6lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

led, mistake 3 out, increased tempo after 3 out, faced challenge when fell 2 out

3/1

6

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Governor Green

10st 6lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Alastair Ralph

Unplaced in his first six starts but the seventh saw him land a significant gamble over C&D in April (made all); unable to repeat the feat next time but still ran respectably; probably needs shade more in this company.

6/1

3rd

2

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Governor Green

11st 13lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Of the mark (seventh attempt) with a front-running win under Jay Tidball in a Bangor handicap (2m, good) last month; up 7lb but he landed a gamble with that clearcut success and is open to more progress; highly respected.

7/2

Form: 400

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Didn't show enough on his first two hurdling starts to warrant serious consideration today.

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25/1

Form: 47

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when fourth of seven in good-ground Ffos Las bumper in October (hooded) but managed only a midfield finish here (good to soft; no headgear) last month; needs to take a good step forward on today's hurdling debut; hood refitted.

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1st

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield

Ito Ditto

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

jumped slightly right throughout, led, good jump 3 out, shaken up before 2 out, clear approaching last, went well clear run-in, readily

6/4

23

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Ito Ditto

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

Acts on soft; front-running novice hurdler who has a solid record this term, with close second at Exeter flanked by wins at Chepstow (handicap/novice); new mark and sharp rise in class make for a tougher assignment but he's improving.

25/1

1st

2

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Ito Ditto

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Last season's hood has been removed for his two handicaps this season and he's improved, comfortably making all over C&D and beaten a head at Exeter (also 2m on good to soft); that's six races over hurdles in total, so he's seen far more action than most of these, and he needs further improvement.

8/1

Form: 88-300

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

0-7 in French bumpers (placed only once) and has struggled to get competitive on both recent hurdling starts in Britain.

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0

10

17th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:10 Southwell

Invincible De Mee

10st 5lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Tim Vaughan

Runner-up at Exeter (2m5f, good) last March on second handicap start but beaten 15l; pulled up on both runs since and others preferred.

33/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Out Of Office

The Times:

Gitche Gumee

WEST COUNTRY:

Half Dozen

POSTDATA:

Equinus

The Guardian:

Gitche Gumee

Daily Record:

Gitche Gumee

The Star:

Half Dozen

RP Ratings:

Out Of Office

Telegraph:

Out Of Office

Daily Mail:

Out Of Office

D Express:

Out Of Office

Daily Mirror:

Out Of Office

The Sun:

Out Of Office