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16:03 Sandown

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 1m 7f 216y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Virgin Bet Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 1 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

90,000euros purchase who made the perfect start to his career at Exeter (good to soft; 7-2) in December, overcoming greenness; could improve considerably and is high on the list.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

21

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Inthewaterside

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Made it 4-5 when making all on handicap debut at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in January; second in Ascot novice (2m3f, good to soft) since and that form has been franked by the winner, who was receiving 8lb; the first-time hood may be a plus (fractious pre-race last time); could be on a good mark now back in a handicap and he's open to further improvement for top trainer.

8/1

2nd

2

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

13:15 Ascot

Inthewaterside

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Beat good horses in his bumpers and made a successful hurdling debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) despite taking a fierce hold; rather disappointing on this course next time but got firmly back on track with an all-the-way success in a Lingfield handicap (2m3f, soft) last month; should continue on the upgrade and commands major respect.

6/4

1st

5

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Inthewaterside

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Beat good horses in his bumpers and made a successful hurdling debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) despite taking a fierce hold in a slowly run race; settled better in front at Ascot (1m7f, good) but they only dawdled around and he was outpaced when it mattered; this would be a better trip for one entered in the 3m Grade 1 novice at Cheltenham; interesting handicap debutant.

11/4

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11/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

22,000euros 3yo; Mount Nelson half-brother to 1m7f/2m3f hurdle winner Doyen Ta Win; dam unraced sister to French 2m5f Grade 3 hurdle winner Overlord; plausible pedigree for a race of this nature and stable has a 17% strike-rate in bumpers in the last five seasons; the pick of the newcomers.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Ten Lengths Tom

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent

15/2

2nd

1

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:05 Exeter

Ten Lengths Tom

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Bumper winner who built upon November's encouraging seasonal/hurdle debut when battling well to collect Uttoxeter maiden (2m4f, soft) four days later; has a major role to play here.

7/4

1st

5

26th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

11:55 Uttoxeter

Ten Lengths Tom

11st 3lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Split two Nicholls horses in his first bumper and won comfortably at Warwick (soft) next time; 9-2 but ridden a long way out when a soundly beaten sixth of 12 on hurdling debut at Ascot (1m7f, soft) but that was against some talented principals and it looked as if he was crying out for a longer trip, which he gets today; considered.

7/2

Form: 1 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Like stablemate Inthewaterside, he made a winning debut at Exeter (heavy; 8-15), doing so in a canter and following up a similarly easy win in an Irish point; still holds an entry in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham; he's an exciting prospect and probably the one to beat.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:45 Exeter

Wrappedupinmay

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Easy winner of an Irish point and Exeter bumper (heavy) on first two starts; however, turned over at 8-13 on his next three outings and made an underwhelming handicap debut when second favourite at Ascot (2m7f) on latest start, so others are now preferred for win purposes.

4/1

5th

2

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

12:40 Ascot

Wrappedupinmay

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Easy winner of an Irish point and Exeter bumper (heavy) on first two starts; turned over at 8-13 on good to soft all three starts since, the last two when switched to hurdles over about 2m6f at Ffos Las and Exeter; put in his place last time but that was by a subsequent Grade 2 novice winner; has a realistic opening handicap mark and shapes like he's a stayer.

7/4

2nd

6

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 3

12:35 Exeter

Wrappedupinmay

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

raced in second, awkward jump 4th

10/11

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

By Dartmouth; half-brother to Cool Sky, a prolific Flat/hurdles winner, including for this yard; trainer has a healthy strike-rate in bumpers (2-8 this season); has to be respected, especially if strong in the market.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

15:40 Fakenham

Cool Style

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, led, headed 2f out, soon weakened

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sageburg half-sister to useful 2m3f-3m chase winner Groody Hill; yard's four bumper runners in recent years have all been unplaced.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

15

11th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:05 Huntingdon

Good Old Sussex

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jim & Suzi Best

always behind

66/1

6

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

17:00 Plumpton

Good Old Sussex

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Jim & Suzi Best

80-1 when a never-dangerous fifth of six at Sandown 11 weeks ago; significant improvement is required.

33/1

5th

3

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

16:03 Sandown

Good Old Sussex

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Sageburg half-sister to useful 2m3f-3m chase winner Groody Hill; yard's four bumper runners in recent years have all been unplaced.

33/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Changed hands for 3,000gns last summer; brother to Listed-placed 9.5f AW 2yo/1m2f turf winner Chorba; yard 0-10 under NH rules in recent years.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(9)

8th Mar 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

15:35 Kempton (AW)

Gazzah

10st 0lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Luke Dace

prominent on outer, lost ground before straight, towards rear 5f out, soon shaken up

100/1

6th

5

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

16:03 Sandown

Gazzah

10st 6lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Luke Dace

Changed hands for 3,000gns last summer; brother to Listed-placed 9.5f AW 2yo/1m2f turf winner Chorba; yard 0-10 under NH rules in recent years.

33/1

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Selections

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