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13:40 Hereford

Soft

Cazoo Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 3f 147y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Cazoo Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 41

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Soft-ground point winner; beaten at odds-on on rules debut at Ffos Las (2m, soft), but she made a marked improvement, despite greenness, to break her duck in a Uttoxeter maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) last month; step up in trip should suit; should be more to come from this initial mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Cheltenham

Missed Tee

11st 5lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Dual hurdle winner for Dan Skelton and bounced back quickly from disappointing stable debut when third at Ludlow (2m4f, soft) in March; needs to improve again to win this but has place claims.

7/1

3rd

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Missed Tee

11st 5lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

A couple of fair efforts in handicap chases last autumn but pulled up on both runs this year (hunter chase last time); others are preferred.

20/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 213412 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

2-6 over hurdles (both wins on good); stays 2m3f; arrives on the back of a career best when second at Taunton (2m3f, good) last month; up 1lb; likely player if handling soft ground.

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5

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Leading Theatre

11st 13lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

7/1

2nd

2

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:40 Hereford

Leading Theatre

11st 11lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

2-6 over hurdles (both wins on good); stays 2m3f; arrives on the back of a career best when second at Taunton (2m3f, good) last month; up 1lb; likely player if handling soft ground.

4/1

2nd

1

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

12:53 Taunton

Leading Theatre

12st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Listed bumper runner-up who made it 2-5 over hurdles when winning at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in October on her second handicap start; she's in a deeper race here but is just 1lb higher and could have more to offer.

13/2

5/1

Form: 2-43 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Second in a conditions hurdle (2m2f, very soft) on his sole start in France; well beaten in two starts at around 2m since joining this trainer, the latest when odds-on at Leicester; step up in trip looks positive but he needs to find some improvement.

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16

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Ramo

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Usually gives his running and eked out a bit more improvement when a neck second of ten at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) in January; no obvious reason why he won't perform creditably again but he's creeping up the weights and this is undoubtedly the strongest opposition he's encountered.

22/1

2nd

9

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Ramo

10st 6lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Has won three of his last seven starts and now looks high in the weights after appearing to give his running but only placed in 3m1f handicaps the last twice; even with Ned Fox's welcome claim, this probably demands his best form yet.

10/1

3rd

7

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Ramo

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Won three times over hurdles last year (once over C&D on soft ground); not yet fully exposed but was no match for easy winner when second at Carlisle (3m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago and will need a career best.

5/1

Form: 3955

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Point winner; well beaten in three mares' novices hurdles; initial mark looks stiff but she should at least be suited by this step up in trip.

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3rd

4

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Kym Eyre

11st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Off the mark under rules in a 3m3f chase at Stratford in April (good to soft); returned from a three-month absence to win a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot in October and followed up over fences at Ffos Las two weeks later; not at her best over hurdles in hat-trick bid last month but no real surprise were she to bounce back.

5/1

4th

6

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Kym Eyre

10st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in third, slow jump 2nd, lost third after 4 out, weakened after 2 out

7/2

1st

3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Kym Eyre

11st 4lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Game winner of gruelling handicap chase at Stratford (3m3f, good to soft) in April and again looked suited by emphasis on stamina when keeping on well to reel in the long-time leader over hurdles at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) last month; probably needs a career best here.

11/2

Form: 2/8041

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Broke his duck over hurdles when scoring at 40-1 at Lingfield (2m, good to soft; cheekpieces) last month; well beaten on AW in the other code since; up 5lb for return to hurdles and back up in trip; not written off but others hold stronger claims.

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13th

4

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Happy Company

11st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: John O’Shea

Capable handicapper at this level but has run moderately on the Flat and over jumps on either side of a three-month absence; others safer.

14/1

6th

1

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Happy Company

12st 0lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

Won at Lingfield in December and did so under Ned Fox in five-runner race over this C&D (good to firm) in May; ran poorly in a Flat run last time but that was just one day after his win here and is best forgiven; probably needs to improve on his British hurdles form.

5/1

10th

9

(11)

29th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

14:30 Leicester

Happy Company

9st 0lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: John O’Shea

Added to his three Flat wins in Ireland when scoring over hurdles in December; respectable second in a selling hurdle at Exeter (2m2f, good) last month and he's not ruled out off a dangerous mark back in this sphere following another hurdle win at Fontwell yesterday.

12/1

Form: 900

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at big odds in all three starts but goes handicapping off a modest mark and may yet improve.

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6th

10

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

20:20 Stratford

Luminaries

10st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Poor form in six runs for this yard; has a basement mark but not easily recommended back from eight months off.

25/1

0

11

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Luminaries

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, no impression before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

50/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Missed Tee

TOPSPEED:

Leading Theatre

RP Ratings:

Ramo

D Express:

Ramo

The Sun:

Ramo

The Star:

Ramo

The Times:

Missed Tee

Telegraph:

Missed Tee

Daily Mail:

Missed Tee

Daily Record:

Missed Tee

POSTDATA:

Leading Theatre

WEST COUNTRY:

Leading Theatre

The Guardian:

Leading Theatre

Daily Mirror:

Leading Theatre