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Good To Soft

Coral Bet Bundles Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10406
  • 2m 4f 118y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Coral Bet Bundles Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3-4111 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Stoutly bred and has taken off since stepped up to 2m4f+ this season, completing a quickfire hat-trick at Ludlow, Southwell and Exeter; his mark has risen 19lb as a result but he again had plenty in hand last time; up in grade here but it's fully justified and he can win again.

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8th

2

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Blenkinsop

11st 8lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

4-4 since switched to handicaps, the latest win gained in very good style at Newbury (2m4f, soft; also suited by good) in December; moves up in grade today and has a bit to find on the figures but it's hard to tell when his improvement will level off, and his pedigree makes him a good candidate for 3m.

14/1

3

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Blenkinsop

11st 5lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

Stoutly bred and has improved in leaps and bounds since stepped up to 2m4f+ this season, completing four-timer in well-contested handicap at Newbury (soft) on New Year's Eve; again looked to have plenty in hand at the finish that day and he's well worth his place in this higher grade.

11/2

1st

12

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Blenkinsop

10st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

Stoutly bred and has taken off since stepped up to 2m4f+ this season, completing a quickfire hat-trick at Ludlow, Southwell and Exeter; his mark has risen 19lb as a result but he again had plenty in hand last time; up in grade here but it's fully justified and he can win again.

7/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 61P1-5 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

4yo who won two juvenile hurdles last season from the front at Sandown (2m, heavy) and Fakenham (2m4f, good); has questions to answer after running poorly in handicap at Kempton on reappearance but he's still lightly raced and could bounce back; stablemate of Warranty.

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2nd

13

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Moulins Clermont

10st 5lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

4yo who won two juvenile hurdles last season from the front at Sandown (2m, heavy) and Fakenham (2m4f, good); has questions to answer after running poorly in handicap at Kempton on reappearance but he's still lightly raced and could bounce back; stablemate of Warranty.

20/1

5th

2

21st Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:25 Kempton

Moulins Clermont

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Record of 2-4 in juvenile hurdles last season, the wins gained from the front at Sandown (2m, heavy) and Fakenham (2m4f, good); may be capable of further progress this term; shortlisted.

5/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: PP/25-

Last run: 252 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and mixed form since winning a maiden in January 2020, some way below par when last seen at Sandown in April; this mark is manageable if he's on a going day, but, as with his stablemate Bothwell Bridge, that's hardly guaranteed.

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4

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Glynn

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

chased clear leader

13/2

3rd

2

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:32 Newbury

Glynn

11st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, pressed leaders 2 out, lost second approaching last, no extra run-in

5/1

12/1

Form: 8-2211 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Took a while to get off the mark over hurdles but better than ever with back-to-back wins at Plumpton (2m4f, good) and Warwick (2m3f, soft) in the autumn; up another 7lb but thriving and can't be ruled out.

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1st

3

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Warranty

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

Dual hurdle winner for Gary Moore in autumn 2022 but returned from long absence with two disappointing runs in that sphere for new stable this spring; hard to know what to expect from him on this first Flat start since 2021.

7/1

Form: 1435-P C BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Smart form last season, running right up to his best when fifth of 14 in the Betfair Hurdle over 2m here (good to soft) in February; went off favourite for his chasing debut at Carlisle but made a bad mistake five out and was pulled up in the straight; not ruled out back over hurdles but he faces several unexposed types and his stamina for 2m4f is not guaranteed.

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16th

6

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Soaring Glory

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Successful in two notable handicaps in 2021, one of them here, and looks well treated on that smart form; however, he's on an 11-race losing sequence and had no obvious excuses when only fifth of the seven finishers at Kempton just after Christmas.

16/1

5th

2

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Soaring Glory

11st 9lb

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

14/1

Form: 2F5-1

Last run: 66 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Hard to weigh up accurately after just four runs, but he was impressive in getting off the mark in a Chepstow novice (2m, good to soft) in October; he's unexposed as he moves in to handicaps and will be a leading contender if seeing out today's longer trip (mixed messages from pedigree).

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11

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Pikar

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Won his novices on good to soft/good but acted on soft when close up in his latest handicap, in a good 2m1f race at Cheltenham in January 2023; had wind surgeries either side of his latest run that April and readiness for this is an unknown but it's possible a stiffer test at this trip would suit.

12/1

5th

5

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

15:15 Cheltenham

Pikar

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, headway 3 out, headway before 2 out, ridden approaching last, weakened run-in

9/2

1st

4

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Warwick

Pikar

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Useful form when winning his novice at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) and has contested two strong handicaps since then, the latest at Cheltenham when sticking on well for third; shouldn't have a problem with this longer trip and his form is right up there in this company; now tongue tied.

5/4

Form: 2112-2 C BF

Last run: 83 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Consistent 6yo; beaten only a nose here in April and ran creditably again on his chasing debut at Ffos Las in October; however, he bled on the second occasion and now reverts to hurdling; unproven beyond 2m

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4th

1

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:55 Kempton

Black Poppy

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Kerry Lee

One of two runners for this yard; progressive handicap hurdler at about 2m; won the Swinton at Haydock in May then ran well at Cheltenham two months ago, both on good ground; however, he has the worst chance at the weights in this higher grade and seems out of his depth.

100/1

2nd

4

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Black Poppy

11st 3lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Kerry Lee

In excellent form in the spring, winning on the New course here (2m1f, good) before collecting big prize at Haydock (1m7f, good); could quite plausibly have more improvement to come if fully tuned up after his break.

11/2

1st

13

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

14:15 Haydock

Black Poppy

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Kerry Lee

Well backed when returning to winning ways at Cheltenham (2m1f, good) and he was nicely on top in the finish that day; 5lb rise elevates him to a career-high mark, and that spells danger in this deeper race.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: /1P1-3 C

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo; twice made all over 2m on good ground last season; performed as if amiss on chasing debut at Newton Abbot on reappearance; may have some untapped potential back over hurdles but his stamina for this longer distance could be an issue; won a bumper on soft ground.

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6th

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

20:05 Warwick

Silent Revolution

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Made several jumping errors when well-held third on chasing debut in 2022 and was quickly reverted to hurdling; useful in that sphere when on song and will be suited by today's trip/ground but his tendency to race too freely remains a concern, and he's a risky option on this second attempt over fences.

8/1

11th

9

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Silent Revolution

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Rather disappointing last term, which was followed by wind surgery and he also wore a tongue-tie first time when below form five weeks ago on reappearance; more questions to answer going beyond an extended 2m4f for the first time but he has edged down the weights.

20/1

3rd

3

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Silent Revolution

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

held up in last, headway before 2 out, went third after 2 out, soon ridden, edged left and weakened run-in

15/2

Form: 227-16 C BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Has some solid form and showed himself as good as ever when justifying favouritism at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft; first outing after wind surgery) in October; poor run over this C&D next time probably best ignored (blundered early on); still could be unexposed; high on the list.

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10th

3

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Peking Rose

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

25/1

Form: 1FPP-P D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Has an all-or-nothing profile, either winning or failing to complete on last seven starts; pulled up over fences for the third consecutive outing on reappearance; returns to hurdles for the first time since April 2021 and does not look handicapped out of things, but he carries obvious risks.

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5th

2

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:35 Worcester

Bothwell Bridge

11st 8lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped right on occasions and early mistakes, led narrowly, headed 2nd, soon pressed leader, lost position 7th, not fluent 9th

9/2

8th

9

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:55 Market Rasen

Bothwell Bridge

10st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

Arrested his decline with some respectable hurdle runs this year, but was safely held when back over fences in first-time cheekpieces last month and has basically become disappointing; others preferred.

10/1

Form: 02-2F5 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Has three hurdles wins to her name and she's looked as good as ever this season, far from disgraced when fifth of 13 in the Greatwood at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) in November; this race is probably less competitive and returning to 2m4f may suit; each-way claims.

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7

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Nina The Terrier

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Alan King

Has three hurdles wins to her name and she's looked as good as ever this season, far from disgraced when fifth of 13 in the Greatwood at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) in November; this race is probably less competitive and returning to 2m4f may suit; each-way claims.

9/1

5th

7

13th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

14:55 Cheltenham

Nina The Terrier

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Improvement is needed if she's to win this competitive handicap off her current mark, and a longer trip may be preferable; however, the stiff track provides some compensation and she was a good second to Sonigino (who has followed up) at Chepstow (2m, good) last month; each-way claims.

14/1

Form: 1/111-

Last run: 312 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in a bumper and three non-handicap hurdles, all confined to her own sex and all on good to soft ground; faces no easy task judged on bare form on her handicap debut, but she won easily over 2m3f at Taunton when last out in February and it remains to be seen where her limitations lie.

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7th

1

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

15:15 Cheltenham

Lady Adare

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Has had three wind operations, the latest last May after a poor run at this meeting; won chase debut at Worcester in October and very good second in Grade 2 novice at Wincanton one month later, both at 2m4f, but a nine-day gap before latest start was seemingly insufficient as she ran poorly (2m1f); off 150 days since and needs improvement but could still have more to offer.

4/1

0

4

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 1

15:00 Exeter

Lady Adare

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Won on chase debut at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) last month and ran really well when second against males in Grade 2 Rising Stars Novices' Chase at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) nine days ago; she should be fine at this shorter trip and she holds leading form claims.

9/4

Form: 11PP-P D

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

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10

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Tamar Bridge

10st 10lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Olly Murphy

2

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:25 Exeter

Tamar Bridge

11st 6lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

Pulled up in 3m handicap hurdles the last twice (January/February); progressive at up to 2m4f otherwise; may have more to offer back down in distance and should make a "lovely chaser" according to his trainer.

9/1

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Non-runners

Martello Sky, Bothwell Bridge, Lady Adare, Tamar Bridge

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Payout
Exacta £911.00
Straight Forecast £820.60
Tricast £15799.80
Trifecta £16451.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Lady Adare

Telegraph:

Pikar

RP Ratings:

Soaring Glory

POSTDATA:

Nina The Terrier

SPOTLIGHT:

Blenkinsop

D Express:

Peking Rose

Daily Mail:

Pikar

The Star:

Pikar

Daily Mirror:

Lady Adare

The Sun:

Lady Adare

Daily Record:

Lady Adare

The Times:

Nina The Terrier

TOPSPEED:

Soaring Glory

The Guardian:

Soaring Glory