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13:30 Chepstow

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Sold for £120,000 after winning his sole Irish point; has potential but was just workmanlike when winning a minor C&D event (good to soft) in November and will do well to carry the penalty in a warmer race.

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0

1

23rd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 67y

Class 3

12:20 Haydock

Doyen Star

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

in rear throughout, not fluent 5th, jumped right 6th, lost touch 8th, pulled up before 3 out

2/1

5th

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Doyen Star

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, good jump 8th, outpaced and dropped to rear before 4 out, no impression before 3 out

13/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3-12 D BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Perfect introduction to hurdles when hardly coming off the bridle at Newcastle (2m, good to soft); up in class over C&D since (soft) and after travelling well he slightly mistimed two out then made a worse mistake at the last behind one who was fulfilling bumper promise; looks talented.

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7th

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Crebilly

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

He could do with jumping better than in the Plate at Cheltenham (2m5f, soft) last month, but in the circumstances this 7yo did very well to be second; kept on well too and his pedigree also provides optimism that he'll be suited by this step up in trip; could be a key player if finding some fluency.

7/2

2nd

10

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Crebilly

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Improving hurdler last spring; has kept up the good work since switched to fences and was pressing a smart one hard when falling two out on chase debut (2m4f, soft; has won on good to soft) here in December; had even more to prove in a particularly strong C&D novice next time and he gave best only on the run-in; had plenty in the tank when forging home at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) last month and looks sure to be in the thick of it.

9/2

1st

4

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 48y

Class 2

14:05 Exeter

Crebilly

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Had a productive first season over hurdles last term; looked better still in two runs over fences at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) this season, albeit falling two out on first occasion and put in his place by the principals on latest when he was just over 2l behind Trelawne on same terms as today; not far away.

9/4

15/8

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beat subsequent bumper winners in 2m4f point last spring (soft) and plenty to like about hurdle debut behind a Nicholls improver on hurdle debut here in October (2m3f, good to soft); off since but can do better.

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2nd

12

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:35 Newbury

Hoe Joly Smoke

10st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Won a maiden point in March 2022; pulled up in a Kelso Grade 2 novice in March but placed in his other three races over hurdles, back from wind surgery when third of 16 in a maiden at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) one month ago; needs better in this warm race on handicap debut but early days and he rallied well last time, so the new trip might help.

4/1

3rd

5

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:25 Chepstow

Hoe Joly Smoke

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, stayed on and went third last

7/2

7

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 1

14:25 Kelso

Hoe Joly Smoke

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in midfield on inner

9/1

Form: 5/16-2 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Good bumper form; made stirring comeback from absence when pressing a useful rival on hurdle debut at Exeter last month (2m, heavy); had a hard race and no guarantee he will come on for the run but good form claims.

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1st

11

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

14:25 Wincanton

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Began hurdling career with two very promising runs at start of this year (2m) but was turned over at very short odds on next outing (2m2f) and underperformed when upped to 2m5f three weeks ago; needs a boost from the first-time cheekpieces on today's handicap debut.

12/1

3rd

2

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:42 Exeter

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won soft-ground Sandown bumper last season and has made the frame on all three hurdling starts this term; turned over at very short odds when second of four here (2m2f, good) last month and moves up in trip with a point to prove, but his earlier form makes him a leading contender.

13/8

2nd

1

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, jumped right 1st, ridden just before 3 out, hit 2 out, soon no impression and held

1/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

33,000euros 3yo; 11th foal; brother to winners Beg To Differ (useful 2m-3m hurdle/chase) and Ashtown Lad (useful 2m3f-3m2f hurdle/chase); dam unraced half-sister to bumper/2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Splendour; faces a very tough introduction and yard's main hope is Crebilly.

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3rd

1

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:25 Exeter

Anytrixwilldo

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Not beaten far in good-quality Chepstow novice (good to soft) last February but beaten 26l and 15l in his two maidens; still early days and the RPR he posted first time suggests he should be capable of a lot better.

7/4

2nd

1

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:00 Market Rasen

Anytrixwilldo

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

raced in second, outpaced when not fluent 2 out, weakening when not fluent last

2/1

6th

1

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Anytrixwilldo

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

5/2

Form: 2691 D

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Found major improvement when back on a sharper track at Warwick in November (2m, soft); still a query about suitability of a testing course like this and has more to do under a penalty in competitive race like this.

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3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Always Busy

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Christian Williams

Has become disappointing but off his reduced mark he beat all bar an in-form mare over 3m at Taunton 21 days ago (soft); has been front-running and this place should suit him.

7/2

2nd

5

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Always Busy

11st 12lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Generally very disappointing since shock win in 2m Warwick novice in autumn 2022 and faded rather tamely after racing prominently over 2m3f here last month; unexposed over 3m and continues to slip down the weights but needs to turn a corner.

12/1

8th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Always Busy

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, led, disputed lead 4 out

9/1

Form: 6/

Last run: 718 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest bumper debut and has been off since finishing second in an Irish point nearly two years ago; best watched for new yard.

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4th

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

16:29 Market Rasen

Minella Choice

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

held up in last

11/2

9

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Minella Choice

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders

13/2

Form: 940

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Big prices and well held in bumpers and a novice hurdle; hood worn on last two starts is discarded; much easier opportunities await.

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2

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 50y

15:05 Killarney

Black Tonic

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Richard John O’Brien

Promise towards the end of last season in Britain; well-backed on both Kilbeggan outings for current yard but has failed to settle each time, keeping on late when beaten little over 2l on latest (2m); upped in trip here and should go well if settling better.

9/2

Form: 7

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Maiden on Flat, showing best form when close up in 2m AW handicap; beaten a long way behind Doyen Star over C&D in November and likely to be other days for him; first-time hood fitted.

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8th

4

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Scherbobalob

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Off the mark when scoring over C&D (good to soft; 10-1) in April but he's not gone on from that and pulled up back here on his return last month; only 1lb higher than for his win but overall record now stands at 1-15 and others are more convincing.

14/1

0

9

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

17:41 Ludlow

Scherbobalob

11st 2lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Came good over hurdles with convincing C&D (good to soft) win in April but wasn't quite in same form on next two outings; has fitness to prove after 165-day absence and tends to race too freely; others appeal more.

12/1

6th

4

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Scherbobalob

11st 9lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Didn't get home after racing too freely at Stratford three weeks ago and needs to put that run behind him but came good over hurdles with convincing C&D success two starts ago and has obvious claims if judged on that.

10/1

150/1

Form: 85

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

50-1, no impact in two Exeter bumpers; one to watch now hurdling.

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4th

3

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Rapid River

11st 5lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

held up in last, pushed along after 5th, weakened and behind after 4 out

33/1

6th

4

12th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 1

15:30 Exeter

Rapid River

11st 5lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Well beaten at big odds on all three starts; outclassed here.

200/1

10th

10

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Rapid River

11st 2lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

50-1, no impact in two Exeter bumpers; one to watch now hurdling.

150/1

Form: 305

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Signs of ability in a Bangor bumper in the autumn but well adrift in two hurdle starts and handicaps are the logical next step.

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1st

6

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

14:07 Huntingdon

Sailed Away

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Fairly exposed now, but comes here in decent form having finished third in a novice handicap at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) and close second in a handicap at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) on last two starts; chance.

4/1

2nd

8

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

17:10 Wetherby

Sailed Away

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Stuart Edmunds

0-9 under rules after soundly beaten third at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) latest but that was still a fair run and he was a good second at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) the time before; also ran well on heavy ground in December; this might not take much winning and he's on the shortlist.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £170.00
Straight Forecast £157.20
Trifecta £481.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Crebilly

The Times:

Hoe Joly Smoke

TOPSPEED:

Buckhorn Rocco

Daily Record:

Doyen Star

The Sun:

Hoe Joly Smoke

The Star:

Hoe Joly Smoke

RP Ratings:

Crebilly

POSTDATA:

Crebilly

WEST COUNTRY:

Crebilly

Telegraph:

Crebilly

Daily Mail:

Crebilly

D Express:

Crebilly

Daily Mirror:

Crebilly

The Guardian:

Buckhorn Rocco