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Follow @attheraces On Twitter Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Follow @attheraces On Twitter Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.29
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1211 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Sole defeat came in a Cheltenham bumper and he made it 2-2 over hurdles with a most taking display at Aintree (2m1f, good to soft) where he defied a penalty; the second won easily this week; Supreme entrant who looks useful.

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1st

12

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Strong Leader

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Absent since running well in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham (good to soft; wore cheekpieces; Grade 2) 11 weeks ago on first attempt over 3m; unexposed at this trip and his Aintree form includes a good second in Grade 1 novice (2m) at this meeting last year; possibilities.

9/1

3rd

7

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Strong Leader

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 2nd

8/1

4th

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:15 Cheltenham

Strong Leader

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Fair ninth in Supreme Novices' here (2m, soft) in March and second in Grade 1 Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree (2m, good to soft) next time; back to form when second in Grade 2 Ascot Hurdle (2m3f, good) in November and this lightly raced 7yo is a possible improver, but it's needed in this field.

5/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 42 BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish maiden point winner, beaten 14l and 21 in his two runs over hurdles; this looks no easier; has had a wind op and is now tongue tied.

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3

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:53 Bangor-on-Dee

Ballabawn

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Irish point winner; fairly consistent over hurdles and did well to finish third on his handicap debut at Ludlow given that he hung left-handed; should improve on that form.

3/1

3rd

2

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:15 Ludlow

Ballabawn

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Irish point winner who has made the frame on all three hurdling starts, most recently when remote second behind an exciting prospect at Southwell (2m, good) in January; open to improvement in handicaps and one to consider.

9/4

2nd

2

29th Jan 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Ballabawn

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Irish maiden point winner, beaten 14l and 21 in his two runs over hurdles; this looks no easier; has had a wind op and is now tongue tied.

8/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 82

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No match for a Nicholls odds-on favourite at Taunton but that was a big step forward from his debut effort; this has the look of a stronger race, however.

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1st

9

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Mammies Boy

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

towards rear, headway after 4 out

12/1

5th

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Mammies Boy

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Off the mark on seventh run over hurdles when winning at Taunton last time (2m3f, good); now 10lb higher on forecast softer going.

9/4

1st

10

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Mammies Boy

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield, not fluent 5th

14/1

Form: 798

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Uncompetitive in a bumper and two hurdles; looks the stable's third string.

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7

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Kash Tara

11st 2lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Displayed first glimmer of promise over hurdles when plugging on for modest fourth in 2m Southwell maiden in January; probably needs to improve again on today's handicap debut but is with a top stable and can't be ignored.

7/1

4th

5

29th Jan 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Kash Tara

11st 2lb

J: David England

T: Dan Skelton

Uncompetitive in a bumper and two hurdles; looks the stable's third string.

33/1

100/1

Form: 986

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a bumper and two maiden hurdles; handicaps will be more like it.

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4th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:00 Market Rasen

My Portia

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Mild signs of progress in a first-time tongue-tie when fifth in a 2m1f handicap chase here in March; very lightly raced and this is her first handicap over hurdles; hood added.

10/1

Form: 6-599

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

British point bumper winner at Larkhill; quiet in two bumpers under rules and in as many novice hurdles; one for another day.

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1st

7

21st May 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

16:05 Stratford

Maid Of The Night

10st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

2-3 since switched to handicaps, and the form of last month's Ludlow success (2m5f, good to soft) has recently been well advertised by the close second; moves up in trip today; could easily have more to offer.

5/1

1st

11

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:23 Ludlow

Maid Of The Night

10st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Improved and rewarded heavy market support on handicap debut at Hereford (2m5f, good) in February; beaten when falling at Ffos Las (3m) latest but progress remains possible.

7/1

9

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:45 Ffos Las

Maid Of The Night

10st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Won a point bumper in January 2022; well held under rules until handicap debut 18 days ago when she won seven-runner race at Hereford (good) on step up from 2m to 2m6f; 5-4 favourite that day and plenty in that performance suggested she would stay further; raised 6lb but may well follow up.

7/4

OUR TIP

Form: 27

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart Flat performer at about 1m2f and it was a strong novice hurdle in which he finished second at Huntingdon, having travelled and jumped well; soft ground hindered him at Kempton latest; had wind surgery since and now tongue tied; big player.

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2nd

1

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

14:32 Newton Abbot

Father Of Jazz

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Very useful Flat-racer; left Dan Skelton after two disappointing hurdle runs during the winter but won three in a row for new yard this spring (all 2m, good); back in novice company after after comfortable success in Class 3 Aintree handicap last time and ought to be a very tough nut to crack.

2/5

1st

2

16th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 103y

Class 3

19:35 Aintree

Father Of Jazz

11st 8lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: James Owen

Smart Flat performer; has been in good form over hurdles since joining this yard and bids for a hat-trick after winning good-ground novice events at Kempton and over C&D (wore a hood on both occasions); chance on handicap debut.

7/4

1st

1

19th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 103y

Class 4

17:20 Aintree

Father Of Jazz

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: James Owen

Very useful Flat-racer; briefly lost his way after an encouraging first run over hurdles when with Dan Skelton (same owners) but got himself right back on track with a smooth success at Kempton (2m, good; stable debut); should have every chance of defying a penalty in what looks a weaker race.

5/4

Form: U76

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

2021 Flat win but positives thin on the ground since sent over hurdles.

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14th

17

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Rainbow Jet

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

Sole win came on Flat in 2021; holds weak claims on hurdles form and latest defeat took record in this sphere to 0-10; opposed.

33/1

7th

8

26th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

15:20 Uttoxeter

Rainbow Jet

10st 5lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

prominent, led 3rd, headed 3 out, soon weakened

20/1

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W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

First foal out of a 2m3f/2m6f chase winner but this is her debut at the age of six and a watching brief is best.

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8

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

14:40 Fakenham

Aurelia Fadilla

10st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

No serious involvement in four hurdles, most recently pulled up on handicap debut at Stratford in September (2m2f, good; out of the weights); runs off correct mark today but plenty more needed.

50/1

0

8

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:30 Stratford

Aurelia Fadilla

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Tom Gretton

Showed no significant promise at triple-digit odds in three 2m novice hurdles during the winter; 9lb wrong for today's handicap debut and could be considered only if much stronger in the betting this time.

20/1

6th

6

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:35 Doncaster

Aurelia Fadilla

10st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Tom Gretton

always towards rear, mistake 2nd, mistake 3 out (usual 4 out)

100/1

Form: 5- BF

Last run: 353 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

1m2f maiden winner (good to soft) on the Flat in France for Alain De Royer-Dupre; appeared to perform below expectations on his hurdling debut at Doncaster nearly a year ago but managed fifth of 12 and reportedly made a noise; gelded since, had a wind op and now tongue tied; Harry Skelton prefers Father Of Jazz.

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2

(4)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Beraz

9st 13lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Unexposed 6yo who ran well when third behind Onesmoothoperator in the November Handicap over C&D, especially as he made his effort away from the first two; finished fourth of 13 in a hot handicap over 1m2f here on New Year's Day and form of that race is working out spectacularly well; major player from same mark.

5/1

4th

5

(5)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Beraz

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Enjoyed a good season for this yard in 2023, winning twice on turf and rounding off his campaign with a placed effort in the November Handicap; can win races off this mark but this one might prove too daunting.

8/1

3rd

9

(4)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Beraz

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Julie Camacho

Flopped on penultimate outing but otherwise progressive for current stable and that defeat is flanked by turf wins over 1m4f/1m2f, latest at Leicester; dam's side suggests he'll relish this step back up in distance; could well improve further; shortlisted on AW debut.

8/1

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Exacta £93.00
Straight Forecast £97.80
Trifecta £452.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Strong Leader

SPOTLIGHT:

Father Of Jazz

WEST COUNTRY:

Mammies Boy

TOPSPEED:

Strong Leader

POSTDATA:

Strong Leader

Telegraph:

Strong Leader

D Express:

Strong Leader

Daily Mirror:

Strong Leader

The Sun:

Strong Leader

Daily Record:

Strong Leader

The Times:

Father Of Jazz

The Star:

Father Of Jazz