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16:00 Huntingdon

Good To Soft

Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide ‘Newcomers’ National Hunt Flat Race (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2178.4
  • 1m 7f 171y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide ‘Newcomers’ National Hunt Flat Race (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fourth foal; half-brother to 2m-2m7f hurdle winner Terresita; dam bumper/2m hurdle/2m4f chase winner from the family of smart staying jumpers Pleasure Shared and Southern Vic; stable 9-64 in bumpers the last five seasons; not ruled out.

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

10th

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Taras Halls

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

prominent

14/1

2nd

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:19 Market Rasen

Taras Halls

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

disputed lead early, went clear with winner after 3rd, not fluent 5th, chased clear leader 6th

7/4

10th

11

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Taras Halls

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sue Smith

Could not have given his true running when tailed off behind Asta La Pasta on Boxing Day (sent off just 4-1) and twice runner-up subsequently, to the Cheltenham-bound Handstands (2m4f, soft) and then Champagne Twist at Doncaster (good); has a 7lb pull with the Pauling horse here and getting back on softer ground won't hurt; each-way claims.

12/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Seventh foal; half-sister to winners Fashionesque (6f; RPR 75) and Zarrar (1m3f-1m4f (70); 2m1f hurdle); dam 1m3f-2m AW winner (77), out of Listed-placed 7f 2yo winning half-sister to 1m Listed winner Wagtail; Flat-oriented yard had a well-touted newcomer win a bumper here earlier this season.

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

6th

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:44 Market Rasen

Fashionelle

11st 6lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Hasn't been out since finishing second of three behind a useful sort (now a 125-rated hurdler) in a Fontwell bumper last April (1m5f, good); interesting on hurdles debut.

6/1

2nd

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 159y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Fashionelle

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft) in her sole run for Rae Guest but that form is some way below the standard here and she failed to build on that at Southwell (well-held sixth) on her stable debut last month; down the list.

12/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

16,000euros 2yo; ninth foal; half-brother to winners Kitchapoly (2m-2m1f hurdle/chase) and Korkouee (2m1f-2m4f hurdle/chase); dam runner-up in French 2m-2m3f hurdle/chases; trainer 0-12 in these races the last five seasons so watching brief probably best.

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

3

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Kooky

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Clear promise on first two hurdling starts but he has been soundly beaten in three handicaps this year (1m7f/2m4f); has to turn things around now sent over fences but he has had a wind op.

14/1

11

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Kooky

10st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Placed in a bumper in early 2023 and also displayed clear promise on first two hurdling starts but he has been soundly beaten in two handicaps this year (1m7f/2m4f) and needs to turn things around.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

42,000euros 3yo; fourth foal; half-brother to bumper/useful hurdler Festival D'Ex and bumper/hurdle winner Good Luck Charm; dam unplaced on the Flat in France but half-sister to French 2m3f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Azrou D'Ex; market can guide.

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

3rd

4

15th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:15 Southwell

Ilestdancingspirit

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Half-brother to useful Irish hurdler Festival D'ex; made the frame in two bumpers at start of this year and evidently has some ability; interesting to see how he fares on today's hurdling debut.

7/1

3rd

4

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

16:45 Market Rasen

Ilestdancingspirit

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Dam bred bumper/hurdle winners; respectable debut in newcomers bumper at Huntingdon when lacking the know-how to get involved, although he did stick to the task for a 9l fourth; should come on for the run but he may need more of a test of stamina.

8/1

4th

3

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Ilestdancingspirit

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

42,000euros 3yo; fourth foal; half-brother to bumper/useful hurdler Festival D'Ex and bumper/hurdle winner Good Luck Charm; dam unplaced on the Flat in France but half-sister to French 2m3f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Azrou D'Ex; market can guide.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Value rose from 35,000euros as a foal to 100,000euros as a yearling; brother to 2m3f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Arizona Cardinal, closely related to 2m4f hurdle winner Lily Pedlar, and half-brother to bumper/3m1f-3m2f hurdle winner Spike Jones; dam once-raced half-sister to Long Run; nice pedigree and from a yard that wins plenty of these.

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

11th

2

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:08 Newbury

Destroytheevidence

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Nicely progressive since the cheekpieces went on, following two Kempton wins (one a handicap off 8lb lower) with an excellent second in a 3m Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham in December (soft); got outpaced on good ground in another Grade 2 at Doncaster in January and that's forgiven; much better can be expected this afternoon.

3/1

4th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Destroytheevidence

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Perked up the application of cheekpieces to win comfortably on consecutive visits to Kempton, a 2m5f novice (good) and 3m handicap (good to soft); surpassed all that when keeping on for second behind a smart prospect of Nicky Henderson's in a 3m soft-ground Grade 2 at Cheltenham (raced prominently); that form is right up there and he stays well.

7/2

2nd

3

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:00 Cheltenham

Destroytheevidence

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Has raced only on good ground or good to soft; 3-5 over hurdles, firmly in charge with cheekpieces at Kempton on last two outings; the latest was over 3m on handicap debut, in just a five-runner race but that's the best form in this line-up.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; half-brother to winners Tedham (useful 2m5f hurdle/3m chase), Lily Of Leysbourne (2m3f hurdle) and Lily Glitters (3m-3m1f hurdle); dam bumper/useful 2m-2m3f hurdle winner; looks a likely type on paper for his top yard.

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

3rd

4

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Wetherby

Lone Soldier

11st 4lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

led, headed 3 out, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, went third and kept on run-in

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£4,500 3yo; third foal; half-brother to 1m winner Poetic Motion (RPR 54); dam prolific 1m-9.4f winner, half-sister to 6f-1m AW winner Outpost; Flat bred and goes in a tongue-tie; would need to see confidence behind him.

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

1st

4

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:50 Exeter

Watching Over You

10st 4lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Flat-bred 4yo who doesn't have much stamina on the dam's side; weakened on bumper debut at Huntingdon (16-1) and this stiff test raises questions.

7/1

7th

10

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Watching Over You

10st 9lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

£4,500 3yo; third foal; half-brother to 1m winner Poetic Motion (RPR 54); dam prolific 1m-9.4f winner, half-sister to 6f-1m AW winner Outpost; Flat bred and goes in a tongue-tie; would need to see confidence behind him.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£800 yearling; 13th foal; half-brother to seven winners, including a couple of hurdlers; dam German 1m2f winner; immediate fitting of a hood sounds a note of caution.

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

5th

4

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

18:53 Uttoxeter

Geordie Night

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Not a bad first run in handicap company at Market Rasen (2m2f) without suggesting he's that well treated; today's much longer trip will need to bring him.

10/1

7th

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Geordie Night

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Has shaped quite well in novice /maiden hurdles at about 2m; interesting up in trip on handicap debut.

13/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Seventh foal; half-brother to 2m hurdle winner All Is Good; dam unraced half-sister to 2m-2m4f hurdle winner Whatsthatallabout out of twice-raced sister to bumper/2m4f-3m hurdle and smart chase winner Vodka Bleu; stable has its share of success in these races.

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

6th

3

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

18:40 Chepstow

Corporal Jackjones

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

Successful in two bumpers at Newton Abbot last June then ran respectably at Worcester on hurdles debut; form dipped in October and absent since; place possibilities if rebounding.

10/1

6th

7

19th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Corporal Jackjones

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

prominent, in touch with leaders after 2nd

8/1

6th

6

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

14:20 Fontwell

Corporal Jackjones

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

novicey jumping, led, wandered around before 1st, raced in second after 2nd

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; Flat pedigree contains plenty of speed so wouldn't be a certain stayer, though with his Flat stable 2-15 in bumpers the last five seasons he can't be entirely dismissed.

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

10th

2

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Everbest St George

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Roger Teal

First foal; Flat pedigree contains plenty of speed so wouldn't be a certain stayer, though with his Flat stable 2-15 in bumpers the last five seasons he can't be entirely dismissed.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £862.00
Straight Forecast £717.30
Trifecta £10062.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Destroytheevidence

POSTDATA:

Lone Soldier

WEST COUNTRY:

Corporal Jackjones

SPOTLIGHT:

Fashionelle

The Guardian:

Watching Over You

The Times:

Lone Soldier

Daily Record:

Lone Soldier

Telegraph:

Corporal Jackjones

Daily Mirror:

Corporal Jackjones

D Express:

Destroytheevidence

The Star:

Destroytheevidence