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12:20 Wincanton

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Virgin Bet Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 5f 82y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Virgin Bet Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £51.00
  • Place: £5.90

Form: 24-75

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Reached the frame in a couple of bumpers; didn't run too badly in a first-time hood at Taunton (2m, good) in a race that has thrown up winners, but he'll need plenty more here; stable second string on jockey bookings.

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3rd

2

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

16:07 Wincanton

I Shut That DOr

11st 13lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

50-1 winner of a 2m5f novice hurdle here last season; that's not been a springboard to anything better and he was a remote third in his only completion over fences; pulled up after wind surgery last time.

12/1

5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 21 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner who finished second in a bumper and then looked nice when the decisive winner of a novice hurdle at Wetherby over this trip; good chance to follow up.

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4

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:45 Uttoxeter

Top Target

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Won quite comfortably on hurdle debut at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) in December and has performed well on both subsequent outings, more recently when fourth on handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) in January; that form already puts him in the mix here and he could quite plausibly have untapped potential over today's longer trip.

9/2

4th

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Ffos Las

Top Target

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Showed a good attitude to win his novice at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) and jumping out to his left was no help when turned over at Wincanton; still finished clear of the remainder behind a likely improver; handicap debutant.

4/1

2nd

2

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

Top Target

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

jumped left throughout, led, increased tempo when joined 8th, ridden when headed home turn, briefly led but hung left before 2 out, 5 lengths down last, stayed on

5/4

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Changed hands for 280,000euros after easily winning an Irish point; disappointing 8-11 favourite on hurdling debut at Carlisle (2m3f, soft) but he's surely capable of better.

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1

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

20:40 Uttoxeter

The Gooner

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

jumped slightly right throughout, raced in second 3rd, not fluent 4th, not fluent 5th

9/2

5th

4

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:25 Worcester

The Gooner

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won his point on testing ground and conditions were also on the soft side for his three runs over hurdles, the best being a near 10-length defeat on handicap debut at Wetherby (3m) last time; unexposed under these conditions and, with cheekpieces turned to, he has to be of interest.

2/1

4th

1

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

The Gooner

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Hasn't threatened when third on his first two hurdle starts (2m3f/2m5f) but those were still fair efforts and this soft-ground 3m point winner should be an improver now up in trip on handicap debut.

7/2

Form: 53-P9

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten about 10l in his two bumpers but a lot further in his two runs over hurdles (2m3f/2m) and there will be other days for him.

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2nd

12

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Herakles Westwood

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Warren Greatrex

held up in rear

14/1

4th

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:55 Chepstow

Herakles Westwood

11st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

3-5 since switched to handicaps this season, the latest win gained at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in January; below form when warm favourite at Ludlow in February but further progress remains possible.

6/1

4th

4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Herakles Westwood

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Got up on the line at Catterick (2m3f, soft) four weeks ago, completing a hat-trick and taking record in handicaps to 3-4; improving hurdler who is on a roll and has to be feared despite another rise in the weights.

2/1

Form: 6

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a British maiden point (2m4f, good to soft) and was bought for £75,000; rushed off his feet in a 2m1f good-ground novice hurdle at Fontwell but this stiffer stamina test should be up his street; also interesting that he was only 3-1 for that so is presumably held in some regard.

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5th

10

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Pedley Wood

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won his first two over fences (3m1f, good; 3m2f, good to soft) and just as good in defeat the last twice, perhaps bumping into an improver (unraced since) at Wincanton last time (soft); highly likely to give his running and be involved.

13/2

2nd

7

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Pedley Wood

10st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Point winner who has form figures of 112 since switched to chasing; ran well at Kempton (3m, soft) most recently; edging up the weights but Freddie Gingell takes off a useful 5lb; still open to further progress and commands respect.

9/4

2nd

10

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Kempton

Pedley Wood

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Point winner who has duly taken well to rules fences, winning at Hereford (3m1f, good) and Taunton (3m2f, good to soft); could well improve further and defy another small rise in weights.

7/2

Form: 57

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Comfortably held in two novice hurdles at about 2m4f and handicaps will be more his thing.

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2nd

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Caeruleum

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Eight-race maiden; runner-up on chase debut and again last time at Exeter (3m, soft), though was no match for the 17l winner; doubt he gave his running the time before when tailed off behind Nine Nine Nine and should hold some sort of chance.

7/1

2nd

4

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Caeruleum

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Seven-race maiden; made pretty good start to chasing career when second over C&D (soft) in December but two very disappointing runs have followed and he now has a point to prove.

6/1

3

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Caeruleum

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Robert Walford

Six-race maiden; has started favourite in both outings since switched to fences, running well at Exeter (3m, soft) then disappointing at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy); may still do better and remains of interest.

5/2

Form: 03

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off behind stablemate Knowsley Road on his debut but showed more back at Chepstow (stepped up to 2m7f) where he ran on well to make the frame; that's something to build on.

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1

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:40 Chepstow

De Wanted Warrior

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Disappointing at Wincanton (2m5f) the last twice; ran well over C&D (good to soft) in December, finishing third to a stablemate who has since bagged Grade 2 honours; interesting on that best effort.

12/1

1

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

17:20 Wincanton

De Wanted Warrior

12st 1lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

held up in last, some headway after 7th, weakened quickly 3 out, soon pulled up

5/1

7th

5

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

De Wanted Warrior

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leaders, led narrowly or disputed lead and increased tempo from 8th, ridden home turn, weakened quickly when headed before 2 out

7/2

Form:

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Big price (20-1) for a newcomer from this yard when beaten nearly a distance in a good-ground bumper at Exeter; also hooded that day and got loose beforehand; best watched for now.

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4th

4

31st May 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:30 Newton Abbot

Imprevu Du Large

10st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Paul Nicholls

Beaten upwards of 42l in his first three hurdle runs but he ran well for a long way on his recent handicap debut at Ludlow (3m, good; 17l third); should have more to offer now switched to fences for top yard and he's an interesting contender on this drop back in trip; tongue-tie added.

4/1

3rd

5

14th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:05 Ludlow

Imprevu Du Large

10st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Beaten upwards of 42l in three qualifying runs at up to 2m5f (good/good to soft) this year but it's very rare for his top trainer to get one in off such a low opening mark; dangerous to ignore.

9/4

14

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:10 Taunton

Imprevu Du Large

10st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Paul Nicholls

Beaten upwards of 42l in three qualifying runs at up to 2m5f (good/good to soft) this year but it's very rare for his top trainer to get one in off such a low opening mark; one of three runners from the stable and it'll be very interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

9/1

Form: 7577-8

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No better than fifth in his four bumpers and, at huge odds, he finished tailed off in a 2m4f soft-ground novice hurdle at Ffos Las.

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Form: 0-P

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a bumper and pulled up on his hurdling debut at Chepstow when 200-1; no appeal for now.

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4

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

Champersgalore

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

always towards rear, not fluent 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

200/1

3

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Champersgalore

11st 4lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Jeremy Scott

Always towards when 18-1 for bumper debut at Exeter in April; can only be watched here.

100/1

12th

2

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

19:40 Exeter

Champersgalore

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

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Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam placed 2m2f hurdle, out of point/3m2f chase winning sister to useful point/2m4f and 2m5f hunter chase winner Miss O'Grady; would be a surprise winner first time out.

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3

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:42 Exeter

Jills Memory

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Pulled up when 66-1 for debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) in January and can only be watched today.

66/1

3

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:10 Wincanton

Jills Memory

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Pulled up when 66-1 for debut over C&D (good to soft) in January and can only be watched today.

100/1

10

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

Jills Memory

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Robert Walford

midfield, struggling 8th, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

50/1

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