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Bloomfields Horseboxes Presents The Raceline Professional Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 4
  • 17 runners
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Bloomfields Horseboxes Presents The Raceline Professional Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 00

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; beaten out of sight on last month's British/hurdle debut at Taunton (80-1).

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1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

15:39 Catterick

Abbeyhill

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear, headway on outer after 7th, soon in touch with leaders, went third after 3 out, pushed along and led after 2 out, faced challenge last, ridden and kept on well run-in

15/8

Form: 7

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Three Flat wins at up to 2m (all on good or quicker, has run well on soft, peak RPR 83); beaten 40l+ on last month's hurdling debut, however.

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2nd

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:18 Sedgefield

Byron Hill

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Patrick Neville

Three Flat wins (1m6f-2m; good/good to firm) prior to being sold out of Richard Hughes's yard for 22,000gns; twice placed over hurdles (0-4), including in a Ffos Las maiden (2m4f, good; 9-2); interesting type for Patrick Neville, with Sam Twiston-Davies an eyecatching jockey booking.

11/2

0

1

(3)

29th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newmarket (July)

Byron Hill

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Richard Hughes

No match for the winner when second of four at Pontefract (2m1f, good to firm) 17 days ago but that was a big step back in the right direction and he's on a handy mark; first-time blinkers replace the cheekpieces adopted last time; possible contender.

7/1

Form:

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest Flat maiden and tailed off on this month's hurdling/stable debut at Exeter; tongue-strap now fitted.

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13th

16

8th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Heresmax

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Modest maiden on the Flat (runner-up twice over 1m4f/1m5f) who accomplished little in his three runs over hurdles (first two were for Polly Gundry); absent 232 days before latest; handicap debut in this sphere comes off a basement mark.

33/1

5th

3

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Worcester

Heresmax

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, weakened before 2 out

33/1

4

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Heresmax

11st 10lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Polly Gundry

Twice runner-up (1m4f and 1m5f) off basement Flat marks last summer for Micky Hammond; 100-1, beaten 53l in novice hurdle at Exeter (2m, heavy) on debut for new connections and best watched despite now having tongue tied.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Too green to do himself justice in a bumper seven weeks ago (also hung left); limited appeal now switched to hurdles.

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6th

7

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

12:55 Hereford

Hey Mister Dj

10st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Pulled up in first two handicaps, both over 2m7f at Uttoxeter in May; remains unexposed and returns with a tongue-tie fitted but considered only if lively in the betting.

20/1

3

28th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:05 Uttoxeter

Hey Mister Dj

11st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

towards rear, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4th

20/1

Form: 3120-3

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Good French bumper form in 2021 (well beaten at Aintree last April on British debut); lacked fluency and reportedly hung left on first attempt over hurdles last month but still shaped with promise in finishing third; likely to be sharper for the experience and shortlisted.

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No Results Found

Form: 470

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ability in bumpers but well beaten on last month's Chepstow hurdling debut (80-1); tends to race freely.

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1st

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield

Ito Ditto

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

jumped slightly right throughout, led, good jump 3 out, shaken up before 2 out, clear approaching last, went well clear run-in, readily

6/4

23

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Ito Ditto

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

Acts on soft; front-running novice hurdler who has a solid record this term, with close second at Exeter flanked by wins at Chepstow (handicap/novice); new mark and sharp rise in class make for a tougher assignment but he's improving.

25/1

1st

2

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Ito Ditto

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Last season's hood has been removed for his two handicaps this season and he's improved, comfortably making all over C&D and beaten a head at Exeter (also 2m on good to soft); that's six races over hurdles in total, so he's seen far more action than most of these, and he needs further improvement.

8/1

Form: 2

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for 310,000gns after romping home in an Irish point; no match for the winner when runner-up over C&D on hurdling debut in November but still ran with credit; could prove hard to beat if benefiting from that.

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1st

3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:10 Market Rasen

Ittack Blue

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

led, mistake 2 out, ridden and went clear approaching last, reduced lead inside final 110yds, kept on, always doing enough

1/2

Form: 4-46

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ability in first two bumpers but well beaten in the latest, at Haydock last month; should have a future over hurdles but possibly at further.

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1st

5

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Jack Sprat

10st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Sole win came here (2m3f, good to soft) from a prominent ride last November; has been a little inconsistent since and probably needs a couple of others to underperform if he is to defy this mark.

7/1

4th

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Jack Sprat

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Came good with clearcut success at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) in November and has remained in good form; proven on heavy ground and ought to be in the shake-up again.

8/1

4th

14

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Jack Sprat

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Jamie Snowden

Easy win here in November (almost 2m4f, good to soft); late mistakes perhaps more the issue twice since rather than a mark which keeps rising in defeat, and remains of interest.

6/1

Form: 57

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten too far on hurdling debut last June but tailed off at Exeter since; no real appeal.

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6

9th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ffos Las

Mangrove River

11st 3lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

led

100/1

6

23rd Jan 2023

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Mangrove River

11st 10lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Beaten in two points and down the field in two novice hurdles on good ground at about 2m; others much preferred.

100/1

Abandoned

Form: 565-6

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran quite well in two bumpers and again on his hurdling debut last February; however, no threat at Fontwell last month, after a break.

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5th

7

29th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

14:30 Ludlow

Night Jet

10st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Tom Symonds

Now 0-11 and has had a few chances in handicaps, failing to finish closer than 15l; the new visor didn't do a lot for him last time.

10/1

5th

9

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Night Jet

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

in touch with leaders

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-45 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner on debut a year ago and by no means disgraced twice since in tougher company; might have each-way prospects now hurdling.

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11

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Odins Quest

10st 10lb

J: Mr Freddie Mitchell

T: Gary Moore

Can see out of only his right eye so restricted to racing right handed; gave it a good go from the front when a rallying third at Ludlow (2m, soft) a month ago and he has another big run in him.

10/1

3rd

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

14:30 Ludlow

Odins Quest

11st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Bumper/maiden winner (including on soft); can see out of only his right eye so restricted to racing right handed; his first completion in handicaps when strong in the finish to take a close third at Taunton and excellent claims with a repeat of that effort; his yard is 2-4 here this season.

11/4

3rd

4

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Odins Quest

11st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Came good over hurdles in Wincanton maiden (1m7f, good to soft) in April but pulled up in both subsequent handicaps (bled on first occasion, raced far too freely last time); still has plenty of time to get back on track but others here come with fewer risks.

14/1

Form: 694

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Definitely has ability and left behind a very modest hurdling debut when fourth at Haydock last month; capable of winning races though stable appears to hold stronger claims here with Imperial Bede.

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7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Kempton

Playtogetaway

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

midfield, lost position 4th, not fluent 7th, weakened quickly 3 out, soon pulled up

11/2

2nd

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:42 Hereford

Playtogetaway

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Has form figures of 113 (over 2m) since handicapping, respectable third here (good to soft) most recently; still not fully exposed and, judged on pedigree, the new trip is worth exploring.

9/2

Form: 353

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has run with credit in Irish points, two bumpers and when a keeping-on third at Fontwell on last month's hurdling debut; should find opportunities but will need improvement to beat a few of these.

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4th

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Proper Twelve

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Winning hurdler who was runner-up in his first two chases at about 2m3f (beaten 20l and just under 4l) before his early fall at Taunton when stepped up to 2m7f; there could be improvement lurking over this far; off since November.

2/1

0

8

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Proper Twelve

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

No match for easy winner when second of four on last month's chasing debut but probably bettered that performance when second at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) 24 days ago; contender if suited by today's longer trip.

6/1

2nd

1

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

13:37 Plumpton

Proper Twelve

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Off the mark over hurdles with clearcut success at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in May; no match for easy winner when second of four on last month's chasing debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) but positives can be drawn from that performance and he's 3lb lower now.

5/1

Form: 6/46

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; safely held both starts over hurdles but may well do better down in trip and after wind surgery; declared 1.00 Chepstow Tuesday.

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2nd

3

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

15:17 Huntingdon

Regarde

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won here last autumn on first two chase starts (2m7f/2m4f, good) before solid third at Newcastle (2m7f, good); different ground today but he was going okay when unseating seven out at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) last month; wears first-time cheekpieces and he's one to consider.

3/1

5

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Regarde

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Very solid record (over 2m4f/2m7f on good going) since switched to chasing, winning twice at Huntingdon then creditable third at Newcastle; likely player provided he's as effective back on forecast much softer ground.

4/1

3rd

3

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

13:05 Newcastle

Regarde

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Jamie Snowden

led

2/1

Form: 0-75

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two bumpers and again on last month's hurdling debut at Ludlow; very much caught the eye there, staying on to finish fifth, and likely to do much better in due course.

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4

20th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:35 Uttoxeter

Scarpered

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten on all four hurdling starts, most recently when dropped back to 2m (from 2m4f) for handicap debut three weeks ago; in good hands and can't be written off just yet but needs this jump up in trip to enable significant improvement.

12/1

10th

1

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell

Scarpered

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten on all three hurdling starts, most recently in very ordinary 2m4f Plumpton maiden this month; will need to improve to make a winning handicap debut but represents a top stable and today's switch to good ground might show him in a better light.

4/1

6th

8

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:23 Plumpton

Scarpered

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Nicky Henderson

In a top stable but beaten a distance or more in all his four runs, twice over hurdles (2m/2m4f); there was some promise behind the useful Pembroke at Ludlow in December and this is very weak.

6/1

Abandoned

Form: P0

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

French Flat winner; unplaced in that discipline in Britain and no promise in two attempts over hurdles.

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7th

1

(8)

29th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vissani

9st 10lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

midfield

4/1

5th

7

(4)

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:20 Windsor

Vissani

8st 10lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

slowly away, in rear

7/1

1

(8)

13th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

14:10 Newcastle (AW)

Vissani

9st 11lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

1m4f winner when trained in France; it's been tough going for this yard but there was much more promise when a keeping-on sixth over the extended 1m at Wolverhampton 19 days ago; going back up in distance can help and this drop into 0-55 company also likely to be beneficial; check betting.

15/2

Form: 3O

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Fair third in a bumper; tore off in front on recent Wincanton hurdling debut but proved unsteerable and ran off the course on the home turn; clearly has ability and going left-handed should help but best watched.

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11

8th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Worcester

Roccstar Bay

10st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Early promise for Nicky Henderson when third in a Southwell bumper on debut but has looked an awkward ride in two hurdle starts; best watched for new yard.

50/1

10th

18

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 3

13:05 Doncaster

Roccstar Bay

10st 9lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Nicky Henderson

Half-sister to useful jumper Fancy Foundations; hooded and held up when promising second in Southwell bumper last May; was the clear pacesetter when switched to hurdling at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft; 14-1) on Boxing Day but she had steering issues and ran out around the home turn; comes with risks attached after that; interesting to see how she figures in the market.

10/1

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Verdict

Imperial Bede should certainly improve on his Leicester third and looks the main threat to ITTACK BLUE, who ran well enough over C&D on his hurdling debut to suggest he can win this.[Jonathan Neesom]