Home / January 07 / 15:08 Newcastle

15:08 Newcastle

Soft

At The Races App Expert Tips Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 4f 62y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
SKY
View Course
At The Races App Expert Tips Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £12.10
  • Place: £4.30

Form: 46-15 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Two-time 3m point winner (on yielding to soft and good to yielding) who won on hurdle/stable debut at Kelso (2m5f, good) in October; tailed off in hot novice at Cheltenham (3m, good) three weeks later but has had wind op since and retains potential; not ruled out in first-time tongue-tie.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

17

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Serious Operator

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in December and, after a solid fifth of 19 in the Lanzarote, he was back on the scoresheet at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month; up in grade today but has won five of his ten hurdle starts (including on soft) and could continue to progress.

25/1

1st

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Serious Operator

10st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Made it 4-8 over hurdles when returning to form to win at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in December; another good run when fifth of 19 in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) in January; he's back in slightly calmer waters this afternoon and could play a leading role.

5/1

5th

14

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Serious Operator

10st 11lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Suited by the return to less testing ground at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) four weeks ago, taking hurdles record to 4-8; effective at 2m5f and isn't fully exposed; could go well.

20/1

15/2

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 3

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Went close last May in his sole Irish maiden point (3m, good to yielding) and again showed promise when third in bumper here (2m, good to soft) last month; the step up in trip could be a plus on this hurdle debut and he might not be far away for last year's winning yard.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

14:30 Catterick

Had To Be Hugo

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rebecca Menzies

raced in last

11/2

0

10

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 123y

Class 3

14:57 Market Rasen

Had To Be Hugo

10st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Lightly raced; well-beaten third on his chase debut at Kelso last month (2m7f) but then stayed on well for the same placing on his return there over hurdles (both runs in cheekpieces); looks a thorough stayer who might be helped by the new visor, but lack of chasing experience is a concern.

8/1

3rd

2

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:10 Kelso

Had To Be Hugo

11st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

in touch with leaders, outpaced and dropped to rear after 3 out, rallied approaching last, kept on run-in, went third inside final 110yds

3/1

Form: 3-48

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hasn't gone on from his promising debut third in bumper here (2m, AW) last February and he was tailed off on hurdle debut at Sandown (2m, soft) last month; has had wind op since and represents in-form yard, which are causes for optimism, but a major turnaround is needed.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Star Flyer

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when winning comfortably over C&D (good to soft) in February; not quite in the same form on either subsequent appearance but still ran respectably at Plumpton last time, and the return to this track is an obvious plus.

5/1

3rd

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Star Flyer

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Warren Greatrex

Won comfortably in the first-time cheekpieces at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) but he ran moderately off a 9lb higher mark next time when perhaps the headgear failed to help a second time; if it was just an off-day then he might bounce back.

11/2

4th

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Star Flyer

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, left in second 3rd

2/1

Form: 132 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Aintree (2m4f, good) last May and has run well in defeat the next twice, most recently second in a Grade 2 novice at Sandown (2m4f, soft) last month; sets strong form standard under 7lb penalty.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Henrys Friend

11st 7lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Ben Pauling

raced in second, lost second and prominent 8th, pecked on landing 16th, mistake and lost ground 18th, pulled up before 4 out

14/1

1st

2

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Henrys Friend

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Won at Newbury (2m6f, soft) in December on second chase start and followed up in another novice handicap at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) last month; others have more substance to their form but he could continue to progress and is not ruled out; wears first-time cheekpieces.

13/2

Form: 0-525

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who has shown some promise in Ireland; improvement required to win here but his yard is in good form and he's not discounted.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

18

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Bleu DEnfer

10st 0lb

T: S R B Crawford

Third reserve; would have won without falling at Down Royal last time; worth a look if he gets in.

3rd

2

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:20 Perth

Bleu DEnfer

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: S R B Crawford

Won maiden hurdle at Ayr (2m3f, heavy) in February and was 1l ahead and going okay when falling three out in novice chase at Down Royal (2m3f, soft) last month; has the ability to play a part but jumping issues have been a feature of his light chasing career so he comes with risks attached.

4/1

Form: 7-P

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in sole bumper and pulled up on recent hurdle debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:08 Newcastle

Armys Dream

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Gillian Boanas

prominent

100/1

1

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

Armys Dream

11st 4lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Tailed off on debut (reportedly burst blood vessel) at Doncaster in March.

100/1

7th

1

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

17:15 Doncaster

Armys Dream

11st 3lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

£15,000 3yo; fifth foal; closely related to a point winner; dam half-sister to smart chaser (National second) Cappa Bleu; worth a glance in the betting but others are more enticing.

33/1

Form: 15-P

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has run just twice since winning on debut in Ayr bumper for Stuart Crawford in May 2021; pulled up at 150-1 on recent hurdle and stable debut at Doncaster and he's very hard to fancy on the back of that.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Largy Train

11st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Something has clicked having won his last three races from the front, latterly beating two of these at Carlisle (2m5f, soft); up another 7lb but only a 7yo and he's likeable.

2/1

1st

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Largy Train

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Soundly beaten in first two chases but was evidently suited by switch to much more positive tactics when scoring by 16l at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) last month; recently followed up with hard-fought success at Hexham (2m4f, heavy), and must be considered in current form.

Evs

1st

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Largy Train

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

led, not fluent 3 out, headed after 2 out, disputing lead when mistake last, lost second run-in, rallied and kept on well to lead inside final 110yds, gamely

11/8

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £789.00
Straight Forecast £1031.40
Trifecta £5506.00

Selections