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13:15 Hereford

Soft

Cazoo Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 5f 163y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Cazoo Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 21

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Purchased for 85,000gns after Irish point win; close second here (2m) on rules debut then went one better with a half-length success at Chepstow (2m3f, soft); solid record thus far and should be capable of further progress; holds Supreme/Ballymore entries; respected.

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6th

5

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

14:30 Newbury

Atlanta Brave

11st 3lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Dual hurdle winner who has improved with experience over fences this season and ran a big race in defeat when clear second here (3m2f, soft) just after Christmas; could still be well treated after a 6lb rise and today's drop back in trip won't be a problem.

100/30

10

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 3

14:25 Newbury

Atlanta Brave

11st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Point/hurdles winner who still has low mileage and time on his side; ran well at Exeter (3m, good to soft; second chase attempt) most recently, while shaping as if he'll be suited by this longer trip; acts on soft; looks the type to improve further; strong contender off unaltered mark.

9/2

2nd

5

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Atlanta Brave

11st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Irish point winner who was 2-4 over hurdles last season (won at up to 2m6f); did not live up to his market billing in handicaps at Newbury (2m3f hurdle race) in March or Cheltenham (2m4f chase) one month ago, so needs to raise his game, but these are early days and this longer trip is plausible.

6/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 142-

Last run: 339 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Showed a fair level of ability in three races on soft/heavy last winter, notably a success in bumper (debut) and close second in 2m3f novice hurdle, both at Warwick; still unexposed and looks a nice prospect for Deborah Cole; bang there on ratings.

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4

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Hauraki Gulf

11st 6lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Won small-field events in the mud at Sedgefield (2m5f) and Leicester (near 2m7f) in two of his first three starts over fences; his C&D performance (heavy) on latest outing was modest, however.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 41-15

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only fifth under a penalty at Warwick (2m5f, soft) when last seen, albeit in quite a useful race; progressive form otherwise, including wins in Doncaster bumper and Ffos Las novice hurdle; nicely bred and should still have more to offer; remains of interest.

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11th

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Spring Meadow

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Better than latest placings suggest and stable feared here, but hard to make a strong case for him on recent evidence; could well raise his game now tried in cheekpieces.

12/1

7th

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Spring Meadow

10st 8lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

prominent, led narrowly before 4th, headed but prominent 5th

20/1

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W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed promise in Irish point (3m, soft) three months ago, finishing second; bred to be well suited by this scenario on rules debut, being half-brother to a dual 2m5f hurdle winner; interesting.

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No Results Found

Form: 1-60

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won good-ground bumper at Bangor last April; only midfield at this course (2m) and well beaten Ludlow (2m5f) switched to hurdles this season; needs to find improvement.

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3rd

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Bertie B

11st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Came good over hurdles at eighth attempt, with fairly comfortable success at Hereford (2m5f, soft) a fortnight ago; recent 5lb rise does not look excessive and further progress is possible.

11/2

1st

3

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Bertie B

11st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when placed at Fontwell (2m5f heavy) in December but his hurdling strike-rate now stands at 0-7 and others in this line-up probably have more potential.

12/1

3rd

1

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Bertie B

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Can be keen; most effective performances have come on good ground when winning a bumper and finishing close up in a 2m4f handicap at Huntingdon earlier this year; uncompetitive this campaign, though did lose a shoe last time.

20/1

Form: 59067

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Minor RPRs in bumpers and over hurdles; holds weak claims and should find better opportunities when switched to handicaps.

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5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Lady Berlais

11st 6lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Made all at Fakenham (2m, soft) in December when 5lb lower; nothing since and the trip is a worry.

12/1

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Lady Berlais

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, led, headed 5 out, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

5/1

Form: F-8

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual point winner who was in the process of running well when final-fence faller in hunter chase on rules debut; possibly needed the run (back from 12-month absence) at Chepstow switched to hurdles but was a long way behind stablemate Atlanta Brave in that race.

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3rd

4

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

17:45 Cheltenham

Havent Time

12st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Miss S McQueen

2-8 in points; just had enough in the tank to repel Polish at Southwell (3m, soft) and heavy ground might not have been ideal for him when third at Exeter (just behind Yippee Ki Yay); unlikely to be far away.

13/2

3rd

2

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:50 Exeter

Havent Time

12st 2lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Miss S McQueen

Two-time point winner who is lightly raced under rules and returned to form when winning hunter chase at Stratford (3m, soft) three weeks ago; the market leaders underperformed and the strength of the form is questionable, but he can give another good account.

13/2

1st

9

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Havent Time

11st 12lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Miss S McQueen

in touch with leaders

50/1

Form: 02

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Placed in three of her four career starts, most recently 50-1 second in mares' maiden hurdle over C&D on soft ground (second attempt under rules); could go well again but some of these rivals have greater potential.

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6th

4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Inchagoill Lady

11st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Kevin Pickard

Lightly raced hurdler and, following a wind operation, she was a 13l third over 3m at Exeter on chase debut; ended up tailed off back over the same C&D last week but was running well until a late mistake and then eased; not ruled out with assured stamina an asset here.

8/1

3rd

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Inchagoill Lady

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Kevin Pickard

Pulled up over hurdles when 100-1 for stable debut in November but, following a wind op, fared considerably better when third over C&D (soft) on last month's chasing debut; 2lb lower today and a major player if the first-time cheekpieces have any positive effect.

9/2

3rd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Inchagoill Lady

11st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Kevin Pickard

Achieved nothing in 2m5f handicap hurdle here on sole run this term (had wind surgery since) and remains far from solid on rules form; may improve for this switch to chasing, having shown promise in points.

20/1

Form: 7 BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

From a useful family; runner-up in a couple of point bumpers last spring; didn't fare nearly so well in Haydock bumper for new yard but is open to progress now hurdling and upped in distance; could go well.

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9th

7

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:15 Hereford

Kallow Point

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

From a useful family; runner-up in a couple of point bumpers last spring; didn't fare nearly so well in Haydock bumper for new yard but is open to progress now hurdling and upped in distance; could go well.

7/1

7th

4

30th Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

15:30 Haydock

Kallow Point

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

First foal; unraced dam closely related to 2m hurdle winner Cornerkova out of bumper/2m6f hurdle/chase winning half-sister to smart Eduard, family of National winner Monty's Pass; second in two British point bumpers; winner of the latter has done nothing for the form.

4/1

Form: 5R8PPP

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Returns to novice hurdle company with a better chance than his recent chase form figures suggest, as he sets the standard on his autumn form in this sphere, including 3m win at Southwell; however, this eight-time winner over fences is a lot more exposed than these rivals.

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3rd

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Red Happy

11st 3lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

prominent, reminder 3rd, pushed along briefly 14th, slow jump 4 out, outpaced 3 out, weakened 2 out

13/2

5th

1

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Red Happy

12st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Completed hat-trick when winning over C&D (good to soft) in December and another big run when third at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last time; solid claims.

4/1

3rd

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Red Happy

10st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm) in October on final run for David Pipe and he's 2-2 for this yard following wins here (2m5f, good to soft) and at Carlisle (2m5f, good to soft); remains well treated on old form, including over staying trips, but it's a long time since he ran well on deep ground.

7/2

Form: 70

Last run: 116 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Down the field in two autumn bumpers for Hannah James, who still owns her; needs huge improvement on debut for Sheila Lewis.

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10th

8

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Minneigh Mozze

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Unseated rider at first flight on hurdling debut in January and well beaten at big odds on both outings last month, latterly in C&D race won by Welsh Charger.

200/1

14th

12

22nd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Minneigh Mozze

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Is yet to show any form of note in bumpers and two starts over hurdles at Hereford this year; she's very hard to make a case for.

100/1

8th

11

5th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:33 Hereford

Minneigh Mozze

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Down the field in two autumn bumpers for a different yard; 250-1 for a hurdle here last week and unseated after jinking right at the first flight.

66/1

Form: 690

Last run: 96 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Hurdles debutante who has poor form claims having been soundly beaten in three bumpers.

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7

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:30 Chepstow

Sabaarelli

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tony Carroll

Soundly beaten in bumpers and refused at the first on hurdle debut.

200/1

12

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:15 Hereford

Sabaarelli

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Tony Carroll

Hurdles debutante who has poor form claims having been soundly beaten in three bumpers.

100/1

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Exacta £103.00
Straight Forecast £98.00
Trifecta £203.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Hauraki Gulf

SPOTLIGHT:

Atlanta Brave

WEST COUNTRY:

Spring Meadow

POSTDATA:

Atlanta Brave

Telegraph:

Atlanta Brave

Daily Mail:

Atlanta Brave

D Express:

Atlanta Brave

Daily Record:

Atlanta Brave

TOPSPEED:

Hauraki Gulf

The Times:

Hauraki Gulf

The Guardian:

Hauraki Gulf

Daily Mirror:

Hauraki Gulf

The Sun:

Hauraki Gulf

The Star:

Hauraki Gulf