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12:35 Sandown

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 1m 7f 216y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.67
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-11 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper winner who has recorded a couple of 16l successes at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) since switched to hurdles; Supreme entry who looks useful and remains unbeaten; respected even with a big penalty.

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1st

1

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Chasing Fire

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Three-time hurdle winner who made a successful chase debut in a small field at Uttoxeter in October; back in a handicap he went close at Kelso on his first attempt at 2m5f and now goes further again; prone to untidy jumping but good chance otherwise.

9/4

2nd

1

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

16:00 Kelso

Chasing Fire

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders on outer, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, went second last, kept on well run-in

5/1

4th

2

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 1

13:10 Wetherby

Chasing Fire

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Olly Murphy

raced wide throughout, held up in last, disputing third 10th, outpaced before 4 out

15/2

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9/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2-1

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Close second at Compiegne (2m1f; hurdles debut) on final start in France; went one better at Taunton (2m3f, soft) on first run for Paul Nicholls, scoring by 6l; should have more to offer; major contender.

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0

2

12th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

14:50 Sandown

Iliko DOlivate

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Reportedly has to go right-handed and both wins have come in novice events at Taunton (soft/good to soft), latterly at the expense of Aurigny Mill (by 5l); may need further progress to defy this mark on handicap debut and chasing is on the agenda according to the trainer's recent Stable Tour.

4/1

1st

2

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Taunton

Iliko DOlivate

11st 10lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

made all, increased tempo from 5th, kept on well from 2 out, readily

2/1

1

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:30 Newbury

Iliko DOlivate

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Could do with settling better but he's still shown a consistent level of form in Britain and his defeats when penalised have come at top tracks; looks sure to be involved once more.

2/1

Form: 222 BF

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maiden pointer in Ireland; has form figures of 222 in Carlisle bumpers for new yard and should win an ordinary race at some stage; however, faces a difficult-looking task in this field on debut over hurdles.

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4th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Blue Ridge Hill

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Good run when fifth in a Sandown novice handicap hurdle in January (2m4f, soft) but pulled up at Doncaster next time (3m, soft) when tried in a tongue-tie (dispensed with here); now tried in blinkers.

7/1

10

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Blue Ridge Hill

10st 5lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

midfield, hampered 1st

6/1

Form: 1-45 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair form in bumpers, winning at Huntingdon (2m, soft) then not disgraced twice subsequently; however, faces no easy task against some rivals who appear to have greater potential, including stablemate Stenatee.

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11

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Odins Quest

10st 10lb

J: Mr Freddie Mitchell

T: Gary Moore

Can see out of only his right eye so restricted to racing right handed; gave it a good go from the front when a rallying third at Ludlow (2m, soft) a month ago and he has another big run in him.

10/1

3rd

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

14:30 Ludlow

Odins Quest

11st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Bumper/maiden winner (including on soft); can see out of only his right eye so restricted to racing right handed; his first completion in handicaps when strong in the finish to take a close third at Taunton and excellent claims with a repeat of that effort; his yard is 2-4 here this season.

11/4

3rd

4

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Odins Quest

11st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Came good over hurdles in Wincanton maiden (1m7f, good to soft) in April but pulled up in both subsequent handicaps (bled on first occasion, raced far too freely last time); still has plenty of time to get back on track but others here come with fewer risks.

14/1

Form: 07

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Represents major stable but has the worst claims on form having been soundly beaten in 2m maiden hurdles at Chepstow and Southwell; should be more interesting when sent into handicaps.

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8

9th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

16:25 Wincanton

Dr Hegarty

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear, pushed along and became detached after 1st, reminder after 2nd, struggling when pulled up before 4th

6/1

5th

5

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:35 Sandown

Dr Hegarty

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Represents major stable but has the worst claims on form having been soundly beaten in 2m maiden hurdles at Chepstow and Southwell; should be more interesting when sent into handicaps.

100/1

Form: 16

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Successful in weak event at Hereford (2m3f, good to firm) on rules debut and found things much harder in Grade 2 at Cheltenham (2m5f; well held) when last seen; set for minor honours judged on bare figures.

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13th

17

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Getaway Drumlee

10st 11lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

prominent

6/1

1st

4

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Getaway Drumlee

11st 1lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

prominent, going easily when led before 6th, shaken up and went clear approaching last, mistake last, went well clear run-in, eased inside final 110yds

9/4

2nd

12

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Getaway Drumlee

11st 1lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Very lightly raced 8yo who comfortably won run-of-the-mill Hereford novice (2m3f, good to firm) on rules debut in October; subsequent Grade 2 defeat is easily overlooked and he had excuses when pulled up at Sandown last month; makes handicap debut here; remains unexposed.

10/1

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Stenatee

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Payout
Exacta £27.00
Straight Forecast £25.60
Trifecta £118.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Chasing Fire

RP Ratings:

Chasing Fire

TOPSPEED:

Chasing Fire

POSTDATA:

Chasing Fire

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Chasing Fire

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Chasing Fire

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Chasing Fire

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Chasing Fire

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Chasing Fire

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Chasing Fire

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Chasing Fire

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Chasing Fire