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14:30 Huntingdon

Good To Soft

Arkle Finance EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 1m 7f 171y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Arkle Finance EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 10-13 C BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Course bumper winner who drew clear to win by 6l on hurdling debut at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in November and wasn't discredited when a well-held third over same C&D last month; leading contender here.

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9

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Western Zephyr

10st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent behind clear leader 4th, headway after 6th, not fluent 12th, lost position 5 out

14/1

4

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Kempton

Western Zephyr

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Has bled from the nose when tailed off the last twice (December/January); however, he's on a handy mark judged on the promise of his first two chase starts in the autumn and the recent form of his stable is encouraging; no surprise if he bounces back to form with a big performance.

10/1

33/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 6-5

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten far in his two bumpers last year (both on good) and ought to have a future over jumps but has quite a bit to find with the principals on today's hurdling debut.

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9th

7

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Welsh Charger

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Alastair Ralph

Won two novice hurdle last season and back on the scoresheet at Market Rasen (2m2f, good to soft) on Boxing Day on second handicap start; followed up at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) last month; hit with a 9lb rise for last time but this 6yo is progressive and could have more left in the tank.

11/2

1st

3

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Welsh Charger

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Two wins (Ludlow) and two seconds as a novice last term; built on that when justifying favouritism at Market Rasen (extended 2m2f, good to soft) on Boxing Day in his second handicap, failing to settle early on but seizing the initiative entering the final turn and in charge from before two out; the extra distance asks a question but he's bred to stay and 5lb rise should be outstripped at some point soon by his potential.

7/2

1st

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

15:32 Market Rasen

Welsh Charger

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Alastair Ralph

Kept on for two novice hurdle wins at Ludlow (2m, good/soft) last term and not beaten far when fourth on last month's handicap and seasonal debut at Huntingdon (2m, good); open to improvement over today's extra yardage.

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 65

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten on rules debut in November but last month's keeping-on fifth at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) was more encouraging; needs to improve again here but can be considered each-way.

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3rd

4

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:30 Wincanton

Torula

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Had wind surgery after rules debut and has run better in two 2m novice hurdles since; improvement is needed on this handicap debut but he's now tongue tied and steps back up in trip, which will probably suit.

5/1

3rd

12

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Torula

11st 2lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Well beaten on rules debut in November but last month's keeping-on fifth at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) was more encouraging; needs to improve again here but can be considered each-way.

12/1

5th

15

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:00 Chepstow

Torula

11st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Runner-up on Irish point debut in January but made low-key start to rules career at Lingfield last month and needs subsequent wind op to have made a big difference.

25/1

Form: 3-50

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed significant promise in two bumpers last spring but raced too freely and was well beaten when switched to hurdling at Bangor (2m, soft) in November; had wind op soon afterwards; tongue-tie now added.

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1st

12

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

Ingennio

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Off the mark over fences when wide-margin winner of C&D selling chase 11 days ago (good, 4lb out of the handicap but placed horses even further out of the handicap); has a 4lb higher mark in a stronger race but could go well.

3/1

1st

2

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:32 Fakenham

Ingennio

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Richard Hobson

Disappointing favourite at Huntingdon (2m, good; second chase attempt) last Monday, taking overall record to 0-15; generally in decent form (at up to 2m4f) otherwise this term and may well rebound; one of the main players, despite being 4lb out of weights.

2/1

Form: 622P

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two bumpers last year, the latter on soft ground at Catterick in November, but the form isn't anything to get too excited about and he was pulled up on recent hurdling debut at Fakenham; hood left off today; cheekpieces remain.

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No Results Found

Form: 45-49

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

With a top stable and looked quite promising in bumpers last season but both hurdle runs last month were underwhelming and significant improvement is required here.

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5th

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Steal My Sunshine

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

10/1

8th

2

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Warwick

Steal My Sunshine

11st 13lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Dual 2m4f hurdle winner when cheekpieces were added last year, latterly off today's mark; seems to have lost his way since, though, and was pulled up on this month's chasing debut; needs to get back on track.

8/1

Form: 0/60P

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in 2021 but struggled on both hurdling starts in the autumn and needs to learn to settle.

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3rd

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

16:29 Market Rasen

Superstylin

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Suzy Smith

mounted in chute and taken down early, held up in rear, headway and went fourth after 5th, went third after 8th

6/4

2nd

3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

14:00 Market Rasen

Superstylin

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Suzy Smith

Added to his point/hurdle wins when scoring in good style on his chase debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in November; was only third of five behind Zara's Universe at Southwell two weeks ago but he may have needed that after a break and should have more to offer in this sphere; dangerous.

2/1

Form: 5976-

Last run: 316 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Safely held in two bumpers and two maiden hurdles in Ireland last season (all on slow ground) and is probably best watched on today's stable debut.

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1st

5

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:35 Exeter

Any Biscuits

11st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Tongue-tie added and was having his first run beyond 2m over hurdles when a well-backed winner at Market Rasen (2m2f, soft); 5lb rise is fair.

4/1

1st

5

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

14:05 Market Rasen

Any Biscuits

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Ex-Irish maiden who failed to build upon low-key stable debut when soundly beaten on handicap debut at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) in January; moves up in trip and has tongue-tie fitted here; not written off just yet.

8/1

9th

4

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:24 Plumpton

Any Biscuits

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Ex-Irish maiden; made low-key stable debut in Huntingdon novice this month but no surprise if he gets much more competitive now switched to a low-grade handicap and with that outing under his belt.

10/1

Form: 8-867

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made fairly encouraging hurdle debut when sixth over C&D (good) in November but Taunton last month was a backward step and he'll probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps.

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5th

11

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

12:55 Hereford

Let It Shine

10st 8lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Michael Scudamore

Twice made the frame on good ground during the summer (2m/2m4f) and quickly put a lacklustre run behind him when very respectable fourth at Wincanton (3m, good) last month but is 0-8 over hurdles now and others here have more potential.

16/1

Form: 7

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed on Irish point debut last spring (yielding to soft) and not disgraced in Uttoxeter bumper (good) on rules debut in November but others in this line-up have much stronger claims.

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3rd

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:25 Market Rasen

Warners Cross

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Clare Hobson

Had wind surgery ahead of his handicap debut over 2m2f here in August and was bang there when taking a heavy fall two out; granted plenty of recovery time and that run was after a break of 164 days, so being fresh is no bad thing; same mark.

10/1

Form: 9P0

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Well-beaten at triple-digit odds on first two hurdling starts (2m3f/2m); similar outcome very likely again here.

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12

23rd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Trudiemadlydeeply

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Robbie Llewellyn

pulled hard, midfield, not fluent 5 out, ridden and dropped to rear before 4 out

25/1

11th

15

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Trudiemadlydeeply

10st 9lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Well-beaten at triple-digit odds on first two hurdling starts (2m3f/2m); similar outcome very likely again here.

100/1

10th

16

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:25 Ludlow

Trudiemadlydeeply

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Well beaten in sole bumper and pulled up at 200-1 on hurdle debut.

100/1

Form: 68

Last run: 123 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a point bumper last spring but struggled in two subsequent rules bumpers; can't be recommended on today's hurdling debut.

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6

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:58 Bangor-on-Dee

Bury Walls

10st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Simon Edwards

Came second in a point bumper last May, but well beaten at huge odds in three maiden/novice hurdles this year (2m-2m7f) and needs to take a good step forward on today's handicap debut.

33/1

8th

1

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Bury Walls

11st 7lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Simon Edwards

held up in rear

200/1

6th

2

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

13:00 Uttoxeter

Bury Walls

11st 6lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Simon Edwards

Runner-up in a point bumper last spring but struggled in two subsequent rules bumpers and was pulled up when 300-1 for recent hurdle debut (2m); moves up in trip today.

100/1

Form: 6 BF

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

From a French jumping family; beaten about 39l when sixth of nine on bumper debut at Hereford (good to soft) in November but was made favourite for that race and is presumably thought capable of much better.

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4

5th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Galaxy Moon

11st 5lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Didn't live up to market expectations on sole bumper start; has failed to improve in two attempts over hurdles; may do better when switched to handicaps.

40/1

7th

4

8th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:10 Southwell

Galaxy Moon

11st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

raced in second, jumped slightly right 1st, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

16/1

5

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Galaxy Moon

11st 2lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

From a French jumping family; beaten about 39l when sixth of nine on bumper debut at Hereford (good to soft) in November but was made favourite for that race and is presumably thought capable of much better.

12/1

Form: 83-

Last run: 286 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has a fairly good jumping pedigree but showed nothing more than minor promise in two bumpers last season and is not the obvious answer here.

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2nd

4

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

My Gift To You

11st 13lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

midfield

3/1

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Western Zephyr

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Torula

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Western Zephyr

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Western Zephyr

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Western Zephyr