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Cazoo Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 3f 49y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Cazoo Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.90

Form: /4-173

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper at Chepstow (2m, good) in October on stable debut; latest start was the better of his two attempts over hurdles but that 27l third of five at Southwell (2m4f, good) suggests he's best watched for now.

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0

4

27th Nov 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:00 Kempton

Stans The Man

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 7th, outpaced and lost position 4 out, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

6/1

0

4

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Stans The Man

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

raced lazily at times, midfield, detached and pulled up before 11th

8/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4252

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won an Irish maiden point last March; has shown plenty of ability in three of his four runs under rules, the exception being on heavy going; always-prominent second of 11 in maiden at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) last time and again has good each-way prospects.

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3rd

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Our Champ

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

led but pestered, increased tempo 5th

4/1

1st

11

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Our Champ

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

travelled strongly, midfield

10/1

7th

19

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Our Champ

10st 12lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Won his first two races for current yard, both on good ground; no further progress; chance partly depends on whether he's helped by two new factors, namely wind surgery and fitting of tongue-tie.

33/1

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9/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 723- BF

Last run: 290 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Eighth foal; half-brother to French winners Age D'Or (1m4f and 14.7f AQPS Flat/2m1f-2m4f chase) and La Baghera (2m4f-2m7f cross-country chase); placed at Auteuil (2m1f, heavy) last spring in his two hurdle races, before fetching 140,000 euros last May; hooded and tongue tied for all three French runs but not today; makes British debut in what looks a weak race, so has good chance.

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20th

5

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

In DOr

11st 3lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Venetia Williams

prominent

9/1

2nd

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

15:42 Fontwell

In DOr

12st 7lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Venetia Williams

Fair third on last month's handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, soft) and built on that with easy win at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) last Thursday; he's 5lb ahead of the handicapper under a 7lb penalty and should be tough to beat.

8/11

1st

4

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

In DOr

11st 5lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Venetia Williams

Improvement needed if he's to win off his current mark but he was a fair third on last month's handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, soft) and this lightly raced 6yo is in good hands to progress; no surprise if he's in the mix.

11/2

Form: 75

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

From very good jumping family; no great shakes in his two bumpers last month, notwithstanding some improvement when fifth of ten at Chepstow.

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2nd

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Rivers Corner

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

Came good with two slow-ground wins when upped to 3m in February, and gave another good account when close third at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) 12 days ago; might still be on the upgrade; good chance.

4/1

3rd

2

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

17:05 Newcastle

Rivers Corner

11st 12lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Syd Hosie

Thrashed a subsequent winner at Wincanton (3m, heavy) and made light work of a 10lb rise at Taunton (3m, soft; form franked); a first Newcastle runner for the Dorset-based trainer Syd Hosie; 2-2 under Harry Atkins; likely to prove tough to beat in hat-trick mission despite a further 10lb rise.

9/4

1st

12

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Rivers Corner

10st 11lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Syd Hosie

Nothing doing in bumpers and early hurdle races, including in first two handicaps, but he handled the step up to 3m on heavy ground far better than his toiling rivals when well clear at Wincanton 12 days ago; up 10lb but he's unexposed.

9/2

Form: 22-84

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on good to soft last January and March in his two bumpers; needs to brush up on his jumping but his second attempt over hurdles was a step back in the right direction; needs another.

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5th

4

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:33 Plumpton

Ohnodonttakemehome

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Pat Murphy

Twice runner-up in bumpers and there has been mild promise in his qualifying runs over hurdles; cheekpieces added for his handicap debut; could be a player.

4/1

5th

7

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Ohnodonttakemehome

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Pat Murphy

Runner-up on good to soft last January and March in his two bumpers; needs to brush up on his jumping but his second attempt over hurdles was a step back in the right direction; needs another.

14/1

4th

6

11th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:53 Southwell

Ohnodonttakemehome

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Pat Murphy

didn't jump with fluency, prominent, went second after 2nd, led 4th, headed and pressed leader 6th, mistake 3 out, ridden and lost second when not fluent 2 out, lost third and weakened approaching last

10/1

Form: 54

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Recruited for £75,000 after comfortably winning a 2m4f Irish point last February; the ability he's shown in a bumper at Chepstow and maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter (both 2m on good to soft) does not suggest he's up to winning this but he was prominent in the betting.

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1st

4

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Doyen For Money

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Made a winning handicap debut at Plumpton (2m4f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) and didn't give his running next time off this 4lb higher mark (raced freely and made mistakes); remains of interest.

8/1

7th

2

10th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

19:15 Fontwell

Doyen For Money

11st 13lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

Low-mileage 5yo who displayed improvement to make winning handicap debut at Plumpton (2m4f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; only 4lb higher today and won't be bothered by the forecast rain; big player.

5/2

1st

7

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Doyen For Money

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

travelled strongly, towards rear, headway 4 out, hampered 3 out, challenging when shaken up 2 out, led last, ridden and hung left run-in, kept on well

10/1

Form: 8-97

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to winners including the stable's smart jumper Irish Saint; disappointing in a bumper last March and heavy defeats in her two hurdle races this term; Mullins Bay looks the stable first string.

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6th

10

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:30 Taunton

Sister Saint

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Down the field in sole bumper and well beaten on her three hurdle starts; improvement needed but she's in top hands and goes handicapping off a basement mark; interesting, all the more so if strong in the betting.

100/30

7th

11

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Sister Saint

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Half-sister to winners including the stable's smart jumper Irish Saint; disappointing in a bumper last March and heavy defeats in her two hurdle races this term; Mullins Bay looks the stable first string.

25/1

7th

14

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:00 Lingfield

Sister Saint

10st 11lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Half-sister to five winners, notably the stable's smart jumper Irish Saint; didn't live up to market expectations in sole bumper in March and she made a low-key start over hurdles at Exeter (2m2f, good; tailed off) last month; still very early days but she needs a transformation on this switch to slower ground.

10/1

Form: 40

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability when 150-1 fourth of 12 in a 2m novice at Lingfield (soft) on debut in November, albeit beaten 27l; burst a blood vessel when remote there (2m3f, heavy; 16-1) four weeks later, making most; others have accomplished more.

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6th

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

11st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out

16/1

3

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Birdman Bob

11st 11lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Won over hurdles at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) last November and running well there this year (2m/2m4f, soft); the different track and switch to fences are the question marks today, but his pedigree offers hope for chasing and he's a major player if his good form continues; cheekpieces go on.

9/2

2nd

2

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:52 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

11st 12lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

prominent, not fluent 2nd, went second before 4 out, going best 3 out, soon led, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, no extra and headed towards finish

5/4

Form: 7

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair stayer on the Flat with three turf wins on a sound surface, the latest last September; however, tailed off when 20-1 at Plumpton in December on hurdling debut and he was last of 13 in an AW Flat run three weeks ago.

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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: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 34

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Did not live up to favouritism in a bumper at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in October but his fourth of 13 at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft; 15-2) five weeks ago was better form; limitations but has shown enough to suggest he's a player on hurdle debut today and he is well related.

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6

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Mullins Bay

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Did not live up to favouritism in a bumper at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in October but his fourth of 13 at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft; 15-2) five weeks ago was better form; limitations but has shown enough to suggest he's a player on hurdle debut today and he is well related.

9/4

4th

8

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:32 Huntingdon

Mullins Bay

11st 0lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Paul Nicholls

15-8 favourite for a Newton Abbot bumper (2m1f, good) on debut ten weeks ago and shaped well enough in third, albeit never looking like winning in the closing stages; can do better but he will need to.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £306.00
Straight Forecast £275.30
Trifecta £1280.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Mullins Bay

RP Ratings:

Our Champ

LAMBOURN:

Ohnodonttakemehome

Telegraph:

Mullins Bay

The Sun:

Mullins Bay

The Star:

Mullins Bay

TOPSPEED:

Our Champ

POSTDATA:

Our Champ

D Express:

Our Champ