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Watch On Racing TV Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • Class 4
  • 17 runners
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Watch On Racing TV Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.62
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 19-211 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who is 2-3 over hurdles after workmanlike wins in a Wincanton novice (good to firm) and Sandown handicap (soft); returns to novice company in an ordinary race and may well defy his penalties.

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5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Hugos New Horse

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Prolific winner last season from 1m7f to 2m4f, culminating with a novice success at this meeting; his current campaign hasn't got going at all and was no better for wind surgery last time at Kempton; now goes in cheekpieces; has enough to prove.

12/1

10th

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Hugos New Horse

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Tailed off on both runs this term (October/December) but has had wind surgery since, which could help him rediscover the form shown in last season's prolific novice campaign; not discounted.

12/1

0

4

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Hugos New Horse

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Solid novice hurdler last term, winning five times; however, form dipped markedly (well behind Flight Deck) when favourite at Cheltenham on reappearance; may bounce back at some stage but this is a tough task.

25/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5/16- D

Last run: 380 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Sandown bumper (soft) winner and he wasn't far behind some good horses when sixth at Ascot; should have a bright future now jumping, though he picked up a slight tendon injury last time and has been off for a year; market helpful.

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1st

11

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

14:25 Wincanton

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Began hurdling career with two very promising runs at start of this year (2m) but was turned over at very short odds on next outing (2m2f) and underperformed when upped to 2m5f three weeks ago; needs a boost from the first-time cheekpieces on today's handicap debut.

12/1

3rd

2

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:42 Exeter

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won soft-ground Sandown bumper last season and has made the frame on all three hurdling starts this term; turned over at very short odds when second of four here (2m2f, good) last month and moves up in trip with a point to prove, but his earlier form makes him a leading contender.

13/8

2nd

1

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, jumped right 1st, ridden just before 3 out, hit 2 out, soon no impression and held

1/4

100/1

  • Place: £16.60

Form: 4-96

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Some positives to take from her first run in bumpers but not a lot since, including hurdling debut; now hooded.

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5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Casts Tasha

11st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Switched to fences the last twice, winning at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) then pulled up at Exeter; consistent sort over hurdles but has stamina to prove at this distance and remains on career-high mark to boot.

8/1

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Casts Tasha

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Idled then jumped very awkwardly at the final fence but did enough to justify favouritism at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy; chase debut) five weeks ago when 6lb lower; has hurdles form at this venue; consistent mare who holds solid claims.

5/4

1st

1

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:30 Ffos Las

Casts Tasha

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Opened hurdles account at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) at end of last season and has performed well on all three appearances this term, most recently when second at Exeter (2m5f, heavy) last month; nudged up to another career-high mark for this chasing debut but still commands respect.

Evs

Form: 8-

Last run: 424 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Definite promise in his mid-division finish in a soft-ground bumper at Chepstow 14 months ago; second run has been a while in coming and this big 6yo is probably one for another day.

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4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Dylans Double

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Seven-race maiden who looks far from solid judged on his handicap form over hurdles; however, this switch to chasing is a possible source of improvement off a reduced mark.

12/1

7th

15

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Dylans Double

10st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Six-race maiden; jumping lacked fluency on handicap/seasonal debut at Plumpton and he pulled up at Exeter three weeks later; 5lb lower than on handicap debut but others look more solid.

16/1

Form: 4-8

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Beaten in the region of 25l in two Chepstow bumpers, on heavy and good to soft; can only be watched for now.

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14

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:27 Uttoxeter

With Poise

11st 1lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

took keen hold, in rear

100/1

5th

18

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:30 Exeter

With Poise

10st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Chris Honour

Beaten in the region of 25l in two Chepstow bumpers, on heavy and good to soft; can only be watched for now.

25/1

100/1

Form: 06

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Three times runner-up on the Flat for Richard Hannon; tailed off over hurdles at Chepstow and Taunton.

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3rd

6

(10)

20th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

17:50 Doncaster

Clay

9st 12lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Neil King

took keen hold, disputed lead, raced in second after 1f, shaken up when led under 3f out, ridden when headed 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

14/1

2nd

2

(4)

9th May 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:25 Lingfield (AW)

Clay

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Neil King

Maiden on Flat for Richard Hannon and over hurdles (modest form) for current yard; runner-up twice over C&D in early 2021 but has seemingly regressed overall; others preferred.

12/1

5th

9

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Clay

10st 7lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Creditable third of 17 in a Doncaster handicap (2m, good) in January but he's not hit the same level in his two runs since and is now 0-14; others are more persuasive.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 166 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a Worcester bumper on good to soft by a nose but it's been a quiet start over hurdles with defeats of 29l and 14l; still has each-way claims having shown more than most.

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2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Awesome Foursome

11st 10lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

1-13 in handicaps, the win at Perth (2m4f, heavy) last September, but usually gives his running and looks effective from 2m4f to 3m; usually claimer ridden; possibly ideally suited by ground softer than good but should not be far away if the first-time headgear does not have adverse effect.

7/2

3rd

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Awesome Foursome

11st 10lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2m4f hurdle winner (heavy); thereabouts in three of his last four starts, although beaten 19l at Haydock (3m, soft) latest; drops 1lb and should be competitive.

13/2

Form: 64

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish Flat record of 1-13 for Johnny Murtagh and stayed 1m3f; bought for 40,000gns to go hurdling; beaten about 30l in races at Market Rasen and Taunton; could yet do better.

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6th

6

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Sassified

11st 9lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Three hurdle wins on good ground this season (2m1f-2m3f); behind two of these when below form at Exeter last month and would prefer the rain to stay away but, if judged on Flat form, he could still be on a good mark.

6/1

Form: 060/

Last run: 712 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Has shown pretty much nothing in a bumper and two runs over hurdles (hooded the last twice).

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5th

8

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Call Me Sainte

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Has struggled in her handicap hurdles and goes chasing from a long way out of the weights.

50/1

12

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Call Me Sainte

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Has struggled to get seriously competitive off lowly marks in handicaps this season and is 6lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over.

25/1

100/1

Form: 93/5- BF

Last run: 599 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Finished third in a Fontwell bumper in April 2021 but now established as an ordinary Flat performer who has won twice over 1m on the AW; readily opposed.

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9th

8

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Daany

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Joe Tickle

Opened account at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January and arguably ran a fair bit better than bare form suggests when a weakening fifth at Hereford (2m, soft) two weeks ago; considered each-way.

8/1

5th

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Daany

10st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

Sole win over hurdles came at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January; still going okay up front when unseating three out there last time; has the form to go well but is more exposed than some of these rivals.

8/1

200/1

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W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Twice runner-up off basement Flat marks last summer for a different yard; should stay the trip fine over hurdles but he's of limited ability.

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13th

16

8th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Heresmax

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Modest maiden on the Flat (runner-up twice over 1m4f/1m5f) who accomplished little in his three runs over hurdles (first two were for Polly Gundry); absent 232 days before latest; handicap debut in this sphere comes off a basement mark.

33/1

5th

3

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Worcester

Heresmax

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, weakened before 2 out

33/1

4

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Heresmax

11st 10lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Polly Gundry

Twice runner-up (1m4f and 1m5f) off basement Flat marks last summer for Micky Hammond; 100-1, beaten 53l in novice hurdle at Exeter (2m, heavy) on debut for new connections and best watched despite now having tongue tied.

100/1

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden on the Flat and has been regressing for a while; only midfield on recent stable debut on the AW; new headgear combination.

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Form: 5-0

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won low-grade 1m6f Flat handicap in spring 2021 and went close in another (2m) in August 2022; however, neither run over hurdles was overly encouraging, and he looks up against it no matter what effect a new tongue-tie has.

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7th

8

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Arthalot

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Victor Dartnall

Ended last year in poor form over hurdles and was again well beaten when returned to the Flat in February (1m4f, AW): needs subsequent wind op to have made a massive difference; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers.

20/1

7th

1

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:17 Lingfield (AW)

Arthalot

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Victor Dartnall

midfield

25/1

11th

11

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

13:25 Exeter

Arthalot

11st 0lb

J: Miss Heidi Stevens

T: Victor Dartnall

Flat winner; seven-race maiden over hurdles and has to raise his game; 20-1 when unseating early in a C&D handicap last month.

25/1

Form: 0-P

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a bumper and was well behind when pulled up in a novice hurdle at Hereford.

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10th

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Freddy Boy

11st 7lb

J: James Martin

T: David Bridgwater

held up in last, always behind

150/1

7th

2

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:23 Uttoxeter

Freddy Boy

11st 8lb

J: James Martin

T: David Bridgwater

Tailed off in his sole bumper in March 2022 and was pulled up in both hurdle runs (2m, soft) last season; hood is now added on his comeback after 383 days off.

66/1

Form: 67

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never really involved in a Chepstow bumper and he was tailed off on his switch to hurdling at Taunton; probably working his way towards a handicap mark.

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4th

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Taunton

Imperial Measure

11st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders

7/2

2nd

7

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Imperial Measure

11st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Won on heavy at Newton Abbot in September (2m1f) and two good runs followed, including a second over C&D; reportedly bled when a disappointing favourite last time; chance if back on song.

3/1

Form: PU-0

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

At least completed here last time when tried in a hood but he finished a long way back.

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Payout
Exacta £29.00
Straight Forecast £26.70
Trifecta £1038.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hugos New Horse

Daily Mail:

Buckhorn Rocco

RP Ratings:

Hugos New Horse

TOPSPEED:

Hugos New Horse

POSTDATA:

Hugos New Horse

WEST COUNTRY:

Hugos New Horse

The Times:

Hugos New Horse

Telegraph:

Hugos New Horse

D Express:

Hugos New Horse

Daily Mirror:

Hugos New Horse

The Sun:

Hugos New Horse

Daily Record:

Hugos New Horse

The Star:

Buckhorn Rocco