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Happy New Year From Poundland Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2178.4
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 17 runners
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Happy New Year From Poundland Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a sister to useful chaser The Westerner Boy and kept on well for clearcut success on debut at Uttoxeter (good) in November; has slower ground and 7lb penalty to overcome here but looks a good prospect.

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2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

16:25 Haydock

Bowenspark

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Henry Daly

Fourth in Grade 2 bumper at Aintree last April and easy win on hurdle debut at Stratford (2m, soft) in November; beaten when falling in Grade 2 here (1m7f, good to soft) next time, and turned over at 8-15 at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last time, but his pedigree hints he could have staying potential.

10/1

1

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Bowenspark

11st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Useful in bumpers last season and created good impression when winning easily by 11l on hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, soft) in November; safely held in fourth before last-fight fall in Haydock Grade 2 (1m7f, good to soft) later that month but remains a very good prospect.

10/11

0

1

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

12:05 Haydock

Bowenspark

11st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Dual bumper winner (on good and soft) who might well have gone close to winning the Grade 2 at Aintree's National meeting had that race panned out more favourably; didn't beat a lot on his hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, soft) but it was impressive; exciting prospect.

9/4

5/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4 BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unable to justify favouritism on last month's debut at Cheltenham (good; tongue tied) but kept on well for very respectable fourth, and has obvious scope to build on that performance here.

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3rd

9

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Katate Dori

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Bumper winner who is coming along steadily over hurdles and wasn't at all disgraced when 10l away on his handicap debut over this far at Kempton; tongue-tie returns with cheekpieces added and there's definite scope for improvement.

4/1

3rd

1

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Kempton

Katate Dori

12st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Bumper winner who was placed in two of his three qualifying races, latterly when third at Hereford (2m3f, good) last month; up in trip today and should have improvement to come in handicaps; seems versatile ground-wise.

4/1

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 12/

Last run: 622 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made winning debut at Doncaster (good to soft) in November 2020 and was close second to very useful rival at Ayr (good to soft) the following April; returns from 622-day absence here but can make his presence felt if he handles the slower ground.

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10th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Masaccio

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Kept on for fifth in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in December and easily returned to winning ways when 1-6 in Kempton novice (2m5f, soft) in February; has a chiefly Flat pedigree but has shaped as though he might be a stayer, and he could be thereabouts now up in trip on handicap debut.

4/1

1st

2

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Kempton

Masaccio

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Battled well to make winning seasonal/hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in October and has performed commendably against smart opposition on both subsequent appearances, more recently when fifth in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in December; leading contender.

8/13

Form:

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Closely related to bumper/useful hurdle winner Del La Mar Rocket; always towards rear when 20-1 for good-ground Cheltenham bumper in October but is with a very good stable and might get more competitive here.

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4th

1

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Havock

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Went close in a novice hurdle and ran fairly well to be beaten 10l on his switch to fences at Ffos Las (2m3f, good to soft); down 3lb and this is a lower grade.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

110,000euros 3yo; second foal; dam bumper winner, sister to high-class chaser Time For Rupert; represtents a top stable and features prominently in calculations.

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2nd

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

Dont Tell Su

11st 11lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Paul Nicholls

Bumper winner who was placed on his first three hurdle starts (2m-2m5f) before winning easily at 1-6 at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) last month; his jumping is a work in progress but he's in top hands and it will be no surprise if he is a serious force on this handicap debut.

7/2

1

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:35 Wincanton

Dont Tell Su

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Beat a good horse in winning his Chepstow bumper; ran into subsequent Grade 2 winner Minella Missile on his hurdling debut there and placed again since then, over 2m and 2m5f; did get turned over at odds of 4-11 on his penultimate run but even a repeat of that form (which was below his best) might be sufficient here.

1/4

2nd

2

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Dont Tell Su

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Chepstow bumper winner who looked green but was the only one to offer any resistance to a subsequent Grade 2 winner when runner-up on hurdle debut there (2m3f, good to soft); perhaps found 2m on soft ground against him when turned over at Exeter since but remains of interest.

2/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Brother to very useful Irish hurdler Deploy The Getaway; came good in points at fourth attempt, in heavy-ground maiden at Buckfastleigh in March, but has a lot more on his plate here; stable 0-33 in bumpers during last five seasons.

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15

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Stellar Stream

11st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Improved to win North Wales National at Bangor (3m5f, heavy) in first-time cheekpieces in February and was in front before unseating rider at third-last fence in West Wales National at Ffos Las (3m4f, heavy) last month; also has winning form on good ground, and evidently in very good nick.

8/1

7

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

Stellar Stream

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

raced in second, hit 13th, led 16th, 2 lengths ahead when bad mistake and unseated 3 out

4/1

Form: 4-2

Last run: 238 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two good-ground course bumpers in the spring, latterly when second (no match for winner) behind an exciting prospect; others in this line-up appeal more, though.

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8th

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Much Too Dear

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Laura Horsfall

Ten-race maiden who was an unlucky second, having been badly hampered early on, at Ascot (2m7f; belated handicap debut) most recently; raised 6lb but has clear possibilities granted better fortune.

6/1

2nd

3

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Much Too Dear

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Laura Horsfall

0-6 over hurdles but was second in Kempton maiden (2m5f, good) last spring and also ran well when fourth in novice race over that C&D in November; upped in trip for today's handicap debut; a possible.

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on Irish point debut in May 2021 (good to yielding) and was bought for £6,000 a few weeks later; the winner hasn't done much to advertise that form under rules, though, and this stable debut has been a long time coming; had wind op in October.

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3rd

6

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:45 Chepstow

Key Instinct

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Neil King

Second in her only Irish point; modest form in her second bumper (the first of two runs with tongue tied) but heavy defeats at 250-1 and 200-1 when racing freely in her two novice hurdles.

66/1

5th

5

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:10 Wincanton

Key Instinct

10st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

took keen hold, held up in last, headway 3 out, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

90,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam fairly useful 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner from family of Stayers Hurdle winner Shuil Ar Aghaidh; stable has good bumper strike-rate (17%); no surprise if he features.

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1

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

16:35 Ffos Las

East Bridge

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

90,000euros 3yo whose dam was a 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner (RPR 129); the step up in trip should be a positive on hurdle debut but he was tailed off on his bumper debut at Warwick (2m, soft; 16-1) on New Year's Eve and has to leave that form miles behind.

20/1

9th

7

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

East Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Oliver Sherwood

90,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam fairly useful 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner from family of Stayers Hurdle winner Shuil Ar Aghaidh; stable has good bumper strike-rate (17%); no surprise if he features.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£3,000 2yo; ninth foal; half-brother to six winners including 1m7f Group 2 Flat winner Canticum and useful Flat-racer Busy Street; dam unraced sister to Dewhurst winner Distant Music; stable has good bumper strike-rate (16%); market support will make him of interest.

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9th

1

29th Jan 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Artistic Fighter

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

Flat-bred 5yo who cost £3,000 as a 2yo; tailed off at Warwick (soft) when weak in the market and two new forms of headgear are soon turned to.

40/1

10th

4

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Artistic Fighter

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Ian Williams

£3,000 2yo; ninth foal; half-brother to six winners including 1m7f Group 2 Flat winner Canticum and useful Flat-racer Busy Street; dam unraced sister to Dewhurst winner Distant Music; stable has good bumper strike-rate (16%); market support will make him of interest.

33/1

Form:

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Struggled to get competitive when a big-priced outsider for recent debut at Plumpton (soft).

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6

6th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

14:30 Fontwell

Lucky Mac

11st 5lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

in rear, pushed along before 4th, struggling and reminders after 4th

150/1

11th

10

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Lucky Mac

11st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

Struggled to get competitive when a big-priced outsider for recent debut at Plumpton (soft).

100/1

10th

9

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Lucky Mac

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Andy Irvine

always towards rear

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£9,500 3yo; first foal; dam unraced half-sister to useful bumper/jumps winner Aranleigh; others are a lot more enticing on paper.

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8th

5

18th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:57 Wincanton

Thieving Gap

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Showed a bit more second time out (hurdling debut; 2m, good) but was still beaten some 41.

100/1

6th

11

8th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:10 Southwell

Thieving Gap

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out

100/1

12th

13

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Thieving Gap

11st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

£9,500 3yo; first foal; dam unraced half-sister to useful bumper/jumps winner Aranleigh; others are a lot more enticing on paper.

100/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 257 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to a US 1m Grade 2 winner but made inauspicious debut when last of eight at Chepstow (good) last April and hasn't raced again since.

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8th

7

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:45 Plumpton

Cassowary

10st 11lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

Well beaten at Lingfield on hurdle debut and has twice failed to finish since; down in trip; hard to recommend.

100/1

10

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Warwick

Cassowary

11st 0lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

Struggled when 200-1 for last month's hurdling debut (2m3f) and came to grief at first flight on latest outing.

100/1

12

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Cassowary

11st 0lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

towards rear, unseated rider 1st

200/1

Form: 7

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Always towards rear when 250-1 for recent debut at Hereford (soft); can't be recommended here.

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2

(1)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

15:32 Wolverhampton (AW)

Amico Amore

9st 5lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

8yo who was tailed off in two bumpers in 2022 and he's struggled in two Flat runs (1m3f/1m) this winter; can only be watched.

100/1

7th

1

(2)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Amico Amore

10st 2lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

Beaten a very long way in two bumpers at the end of 2022 and although fourth of eight in a Kempton novice (1m3f, Polytrack; 250-1) this month, was still beaten around 17l; little appeal.

66/1

4th

3

(8)

10th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Amico Amore

9st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

slowly away

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to useful jumper Looksnowtlikebrian; placed on Irish point debut in October 2021 (good ground) and was bought for £34,000 a few weeks later; new trainer does well in bumpers (17% strike-rate); market may guide.

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14

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Tullywest

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Half-brother to useful jumper Looksnowtlikebrian; placed on Irish point debut in October 2021 (good ground) and was bought for £34,000 a few weeks later; new trainer does well in bumpers (17% strike-rate); market may guide.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

14th foal; sister to bumper winner Sparkling Dawn and hurdle winner Revani, half-sister to 1m6f Flat/useful hurdle winner Maska Pony; dam 6f winner, half-sister to Cesarewitch winner/high-class hurdler Detroit City; tongue-tied on debut; will probably need to be fairly useful.

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17

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Silver Birch Lady

10st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Claire Hitch

14th foal; sister to bumper winner Sparkling Dawn and hurdle winner Revani, half-sister to 1m6f Flat/useful hurdle winner Maska Pony; dam 6f winner, half-sister to Cesarewitch winner/high-class hurdler Detroit City; tongue-tied on debut; will probably need to be fairly useful.

100/1

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Non-runners

Beachcomber, Tullywest

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Payout
Exacta £232.00
Straight Forecast £204.50
Trifecta £1095.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Katate Dori

The Times:

Bowenspark

SPOTLIGHT:

Masaccio

The Star:

East Bridge

Daily Mail:

Much Too Dear

Telegraph:

Bowenspark

Daily Mirror:

Bowenspark

TOPSPEED:

Katate Dori

POSTDATA:

Katate Dori

D Express:

Katate Dori

The Sun:

Katate Dori

The Guardian:

Masaccio

Daily Record:

Masaccio