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Pertemps Network Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6807.5
  • 1m 7f 113y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Pertemps Network Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: O36-2

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran well in two Irish bumpers early this year and was bought for £60,000 in May; moved with purpose for a long way over C&D 21 days ago (soft) but was unable to put the race to bed; it was still a promising effort.

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4th

2

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

Gardener

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Unseated two out here in January (2m, soft; looked set to win) and didn't jump well when pulled up at Ayr (2m, heavy) last time; however, in between he did well to win at right-handed Carlisle (2m, soft) despite jumping to the left, and this lightly raced 8yo retains potential; the first-time cheekpieces could help his jumping and he's bred to be suited by this trip.

7/2

2

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Ayr

Gardener

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

2-3 since joining new stable and switched to fences (unlucky on penultimate start); all out to beat Carcaci Castle at Carlisle (2m, soft; jumped left) most recently but may well have more to offer back on a left-handed course; respected.

11/4

7/4

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beat a decent horse in his Irish point (soft) and again in a maiden hurdle at Southwell (2m, good), with the front two clear; has a penalty but clearly talented and going up in distance should suit.

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2nd

1

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Warwick

Red Dirt Road

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

2-4 over hurdles, the latter win gained by 12l on handicap debut at Exeter (2m, good) in March; very creditable fourth in good-quality Cheltenham novice when upped to 2m4f last month; ought to play a major role.

9/2

4th

6

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

15:15 Cheltenham

Red Dirt Road

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, led narrowly, edged right after 3 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, ridden and rallied approaching last, weakened run-in

8/1

1st

3

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:35 Exeter

Red Dirt Road

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won sole start in Irish points and beat a subsequent winner on British/hurdling debut in November; just denied at Leicester the following month and now makes handicap debut off what looks a fair mark; shortlisted.

5/2

Form: 373

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper promise and he saw his race out well over C&D three weeks ago after hitting a flat spot (soft); closely matched with runner-up Gardener; even deeper conditions this time could work in his favour.

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15th

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Cuthbert Dibble

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Consistent 6yo who was better than ever when winning at Haydock (3m, heavy) in February and ran another cracker when third to Monmiral in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham (3m, soft; favourite; rallied) the following month; may still have more to offer and is high on the list once more.

13/2

3rd

12

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Cuthbert Dibble

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2-5 as a novice hurdler last season and his form up went another notch when winning handicaps at Chepstow (extended 2m3f; easily) and Haydock (extended 3m) in his two starts this season; all hurdle races have been on soft or heavy ground; another 6lb higher today but it looked as if he had more in the tank last time and has plenty more to offer as a stayer; big chance.

9/1

1st

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:50 Haydock

Cuthbert Dibble

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2-5 as a novice hurdler last season and took his form up another notch when coasting home in Chepstow handicap (extended 2m3f, heavy) on reappearance 18 days ago; first attempt at 3m; an 8lb rise doesn't look enough to stop him with further progress on the cards.

2/1

Form: 61 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

It was never really in much doubt when justifying a shade of odds-on favouritism at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) and he looks a nice prospect; respected even with a penalty.

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6th

5

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:20 Perth

Clonakilty

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won when back up in trip at Lingfield (2m4f, soft) in February and bounced back from lesser run to win in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Southwell (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago; had just two rivals to beat last time but he's progressive and entitled to respect today.

100/30

3

4th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Clonakilty

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Won comfortably at Lingfield on his third chase run (2m4f, soft) but was left for dead by the winner at Leicester after a 7lb rise; remains of interest and cheekpieces are added.

7/2

2nd

1

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

Clonakilty

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders on inner, headway 4 out, slightly hampered 3 out, challenging when ridden 2 out, weakened approaching last

10/11

Form: 4-61 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Sixth in a good maiden at Chepstow when perhaps in need of the run (like a few from this yard back then) and he duly improved to floor the well-backed favourite over C&D a month ago; not without hope of defying a penalty if going on the ground (all runs on good to soft).

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2nd

2

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

15:38 Wincanton

Mount Tempest

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, headway 5 out, soon disputing lead, led clearly after 4 out, headed then mistake 2 out, soon no chance with winner

4/1

4th

2

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Mount Tempest

11st 13lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Pulled up at Chepstow last month and now goes without blinkers, in which he'd been running well previously this winter (two wins); however, heavy ground may have been too much last time; a contender if bouncing back.

5/1

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

15:43 Chepstow

Mount Tempest

11st 3lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, disputed lead 6th, outpaced and lost position before 5 out, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before last

9/2

100/1

Form: 183

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish bumper winner; beaten 39l (good to soft) and 52l (soft) in his two runs under rules.

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No Results Found

Form: 6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Posted a useful RPR of 92 when winning over 1m2f on soft ground in October 2021; not in the same form in just two Flat runs this year and he was well held on his hurdling debut at Haydock, albeit in a decent race (on soft).

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4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:50 Ffos Las

Thunderclap

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Ridden clear to win over 2m5f at Kempton (soft) in February and wasn't disgraced in a stronger handicap than this back there in March; has won on heavy and if he can last home over this trip then he won't be far away.

8/1

7th

12

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Thunderclap

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Hughie Morrison

2lb out of the handicap today and tailed off at Newbury a fortnight ago; however, conditions were extremely attritional and prior to that he won in good style over this C&D (soft) when upped in trip; no forlorn hope.

25/1

6th

6

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Thunderclap

11st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Hughie Morrison

Fairly useful on the Flat at his best and best effort over hurdles came on latest start when winning comfortably at Kempton (2m5f, soft; acts on heavy) on first venture beyond 2m1f; up 6lb but on the shortlist.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 51

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair Flat horse who got off the mark at the second attempt over hurdles in a 2m1f maiden at Sedgefield (good to soft); won that with a bit in hand but has a penalty and this is stronger.

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2

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

16:00 Perth

Berties Wish

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

led, headed and fell last

4/1

1st

4

(6)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

20:15 Ripon

Berties Wish

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Jennie Candlish

pushed along briefly to lead soon after start, headed but raced in second after 1f, pushed along and led again 3f out, ridden and drifted right 2f out, keeping on against far rail 1f out, ridden out final 110yds

4/1

10

29th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:05 Sandown

Berties Wish

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Jennie Candlish

Free-goer who is 2-7 over hurdles, the latter win gained in first-time hood on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in February; both subsequent runs (one on soft ground) were perfectly respectable but it seems that others in this line-up have more potential.

33/1

Form: 5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Remote fifth on his debut here and has plenty of ground to make up on both Gardener and Cuthbert Dibble.

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6

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

General Hubble

10st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Came good with narrow win at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) in November, his fifth hurdle run, but two disappointing efforts followed, the latter his chase debut; switches back to hurdling with a point to prove.

8/1

5

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

General Hubble

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Off the mark in handicap hurdle at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) in November; soundly beaten at Southwell since but retains low mileage and may still have more to offer; change of headgear for chase debut.

11/2

7th

10

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

General Hubble

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

prominent

9/2

Form: 462

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bled from the nose on his second run but plenty of promise either side of that, last time only narrowly missing out in a C&D maiden; these conditions will be new having raced on good or faster ground so far.

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3rd

4

14th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

12:55 Huntingdon

The Geordie Ginge

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, outpaced 3 out, mistake 2 out, kept on but no impression run-in

5/4

3rd

4

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Worcester

The Geordie Ginge

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, not fluent 4th, left in lead before 5th, headed before 3 out, weakened approaching last

5/4

2nd

6

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

17:00 Stratford

The Geordie Ginge

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

disputed lead, not fluent 3 out, shaken up approaching last, ridden run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

7/2

100/1

Form: 8/6-95

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

For a 200-1 outsider he didn't run badly here the last time when 14l behind Mount Tempest; perhaps one for handicaps.

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7

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Warwick

Adamhill

11st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Henry Oliver

Yet to be placed after ten starts under rules but ran well when ninth of 15 over C&D (good; beaten under 9l) in first-time visor last month and has possibilities off a 3lb lower mark today; tongue-tie refitted.

10/1

9th

5

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Adamhill

11st 5lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Made quite promising chase/handicap debut in February but his second chase run was disappointing and, following a wind op, he was tailed off over hurdles 12 days ago; needs help from the first-time visor here.

14/1

9th

4

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:22 Chepstow

Adamhill

11st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Made promising chase/handicap debut in February but his second chase run was disappointing and he now reverts to hurdling; comes here with a point to prove but had a wind op last month and remains unexposed.

10/1

Form: 53

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has shaped with some promise in hurdle races won by shorter-priced stablemates, latterly at Uttoxeter behind Clonakilty; finished 18l behind so unlikely to be reversing those places.

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1

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Hokelami

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Dropped back in trip to produce a career best at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) latest, when making virtually all; 8lb rise will demand more but he is much respected.

15/8

1st

7

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Hokelami

11st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Robbie Llewellyn

made virtually all, not fluent and briefly headed 4th, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, comfortably

6/1

Form: P5

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in points but he was 100-1 when a remote fifth at Hereford (2m3f, soft) and handicaps will be more like it.

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5th

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Concetto

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made all in first-time blinkers at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) at start of this month and is now 4-11 over fences; competes off career-high mark but further progress is possible.

3/1

1st

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Concetto

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

made all

9/1

5th

1

7th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:55 Carlisle

Concetto

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ridden more prominently than previously this season when back to winning ways in 3m Market Rasen handicap last month; up 5lb but runner-up has gone in since so he's not taken lightly.

9/4

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Straight Forecast £145.90
Trifecta £562.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cuthbert Dibble

TOPSPEED:

Gardener

RP Ratings:

Red Dirt Road

Daily Mirror:

Mount Tempest

Daily Record:

Clonakilty

POSTDATA:

Cuthbert Dibble

Daily Mail:

Cuthbert Dibble

D Express:

Cuthbert Dibble

The Sun:

Cuthbert Dibble

WEST COUNTRY:

Red Dirt Road

The Times:

Gardener

Telegraph:

Gardener

The Guardian:

Gardener

The Star:

Gardener