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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£75,000 buy after winning in his third Irish point (narrowly); left that form miles behind when third behind respected opposition in a 2m3f maiden at Chepstow (good to soft; tongue tied) where he weakened out of it only late on; had wind op since; entered in the Ballymore and should be winning this.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 3

13:05 Doncaster

Richhill

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Point/hurdle winner who built upon his chase debut fifth when third of six at Newbury (2m, good to soft) four weeks ago in a race that is working out well; in top hands and could take another step forward today, provided conditions suit (unraced on soft/heavy).

6/1

3rd

5

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

12:40 Newbury

Richhill

10st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Point/hurdle winner; weakened into well-held fifth at Kempton (2m4f, good) on chase/seasonal debut but may do better with that outing under his belt and dropped back in trip (worth another go at 2m).

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 8-3

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten 17l in his Irish point and 25l in both a bumper and 2m4f novice hurdle at Market Rasen; a wind op may trigger some improvement but he returns from a break as the stable's apparent second string.

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1st

2

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Chilinlikeavillain

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

prominent

8/13

1

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

16:20 Ludlow

Chilinlikeavillain

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had a wind operation after October reappearance; 20-1, big improvement when beaten a neck in 11-runner maiden at Southwell (2m4f, good) late last month, running on well to give odds-on stablemate a scare; the dam's high-class brother Take The Stand won at up to 4m; good chance he'll stay and he's a leading contender.

7/4

2nd

4

29th Jan 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Chilinlikeavillain

11st 10lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Beaten 17l in his Irish point and 25l in both a bumper and 2m4f novice hurdle at Market Rasen; a wind op may trigger some improvement but he returns from a break as the stable's apparent second string.

10/1

Form: P-30

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not far away in a good-ground French bumper but tailed off at 66-1 in a soft-ground maiden at Hereford; these conditions are perhaps more suitable for him but others appeal more.

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5th

14

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Imaginary Dragon

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Lightly raced 6yo; just two runs for this yard, when second on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m1f, good to soft) and hammering his seven rivals when upped to 3m at Kelso (soft); 7lb rise may underestimate what he did last time and he is open to further improvement.

10/1

Form: PP

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for 135,000euros after easily winning an Irish point last April; 5-2 favourite when pulled up on hurdling debut but 33-1 when suffering the same fate last time; perhaps the wind surgery/tongue-tie will help.

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2

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:05 Southwell

Heads Or Harps

12st 1lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

Irish point winner; failed to complete on first two starts under rules (favourite on first occasion); a bit more encouragement in latest C&D effort and there's a good chance he will fare better now handicapping.

10/1

4th

6

29th Jan 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Heads Or Harps

11st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Michael Scudamore

Bought for 135,000euros after easily winning an Irish point last April; 5-2 favourite when pulled up on hurdling debut but 33-1 when suffering the same fate last time; perhaps the wind surgery/tongue-tie will help.

14/1

8

29th Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:10 Doncaster

Heads Or Harps

11st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Michael Scudamore

Easily won an Irish maiden point (3m, yielding to soft) in April and was sold for 135,000euros later that month; it's still very early days under rules but he was pulled up on his hurdle debut at Worcester (2m4f, soft; 5-2 favourite) in October and he's hard to fancy on the back of that.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 32-03

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promise in Irish bumpers (best run on good to yielding) and again when third on his hurdling debut at Haydock (1m7f, soft); improvement is needed to take this.

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1st

10

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

14:42 Huntingdon

Roccovango

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Now 0-8 but again placed when going close in a 2m handicap here last month on soft ground; that was a Class 4 contest so would be vulnerable in a good many maiden hurdles but he looks a player in this one; should stay; tries cheekpieces.

2/1

Form: 864

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in his first two runs over hurdles but ran much better to be fourth at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) when within 5l of the winner who went in again this week; has each-way claims.

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No Results Found

Form: P

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well-held fourth in Irish points and he was a big price when pulled up on his hurdling debut at Hereford (soft); cheekpieces tried here but he's hard to recommend.

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4th

10

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:35 Leicester

Ballinoulart

10st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

led, headed but prominent after 4th, led again 7th, not fluent and headed 3 out

7/2

Form: 80

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dead-heated for first in a British maiden point (3m, good) in April; has not shown much at all under rules (bumper/hurdle).

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8

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Deadly Missile

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Point winner who has finished second a few times over rules fences and holds place possibilities on those efforts; form dipped the last twice, however, and he looks more exposed than some of these rivals.

12/1

5th

8

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Deadly Missile

10st 3lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Finished well to go close at Market Rasen (3m, good) in September and was also second over C&D (good; albeit well held) the following month, but didn't fire last time and is now 0-11 under rules; others appeal more.

14/1

5th

9

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

13:40 Ludlow

Deadly Missile

10st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

in touch with leaders

9/1

Form: 248

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a point and finished second in a small-field bumper for previous stable; beaten a long way in two hurdle races for this one and makes limited appeal for now; has had wind surgery.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Mystic Man

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Derham

Launched chasing career with two wins for Oliver Sherwood in the spring and bounced back from a lesser effort when making all to score by just over 7l over C&D (good; cheekpieces refitted) on last month's stable debut; latest 11lb rise asks a question of him but he's probably still on the upgrade.

5/4

1st

3

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:45 Southwell

Mystic Man

11st 3lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Derham

Won over C&D and at Fakenham (3m, both on good) in his first two starts over fences and he had an excuse when returned to slow ground in his hat-trick bid in July; still looks feasibly treated on his penultimate form and he could resume his progress back in quicker conditions; respected on first run for Harry Derham.

2/1

0

3

28th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Uttoxeter

Mystic Man

11st 10lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Oliver Sherwood

Pulled up on handicap hurdle debut in March but is 2-2 since switched to fences this season; beat only two rivals when upped to 3m at Fakenham (good) last month but did so easily; likely contender.

13/8

Form: 666

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner last February but finished completely tailed off in his three runs over hurdles; has masses to find with the best of these.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Artic Breeze

10st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

0-6 over hurdles but kept on well from unpromising position when second on seasonal/stable/chase debut at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) on Boxing Day, and his Irish point win in 2022 suggests he'll be suited by today's slower ground; likely contender.

7/2

Form: 73-9

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Close up in a Chepstow bumper but 50-1 when tailed off in a maiden for mares at Uttoxeter.

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7th

8

17th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Black Sam Vicki

10st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Close third in a Chepstow bumper last March but she's struggled at big prices in three hurdle runs since; takes a big drop back in trip but she needs considerable improvement.

16/1

9th

3

9th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:25 Ludlow

Black Sam Vicki

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Third in a Chepstow bumper but she has offered little in two runs in this sphere, pulled up in Southwell maiden (2m4f) in January; others appeal more.

66/1

11

29th Jan 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Black Sam Vicki

11st 3lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Close up in a Chepstow bumper but 50-1 when tailed off in a maiden for mares at Uttoxeter.

100/1

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Straight Forecast £181.30
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Richhill

POSTDATA:

A Definite Getaway

The Star:

Roccovango

WEST COUNTRY:

A Definite Getaway

Telegraph:

A Definite Getaway

RP Ratings:

Richhill

The Times:

Richhill

D Express:

Richhill

Daily Mirror:

Richhill

The Sun:

Richhill

Daily Record:

Richhill