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Vogelberg Family EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5203
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Vogelberg Family EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 11-1P D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner last season and created pretty good impression when clearcut winner of Ascot maiden (2m3f, good to soft) on hurdling debut in November; flopped in Grade 1 Challow in December but had wind surgery soon afterwards and is back in much calmer waters here; tongue-tie fitted; major player.

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8th

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Crambo

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Acts on ground from good to heavy; disappointing in the Stayers' Hurdle most recently but progressive otherwise and could well rebound; won at this course (2m4f handicap) in October and Ascot (3m Grade 1, gamely) in December; remains of major interest.

7/1

4

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Crambo

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Highly progressive second-season hurdler who won the Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot (3m, good) in December by a short head from Paisley Park; he needs a bigger performance on today's first outing since but this 7yo keeps finding the necessary further improvement, as his excellent seven-from-ten strike-rate attests; versatile ground-wise; entitled to plenty of respect.

5/1

1st

3

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Crambo

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Only defeats in his novice campaign were at Grade 1 level; impressed in a 2m4f Aintree handicap on his comeback and, although only third on his step up to 3m at Haydock (Class 1 handicap, good to soft), his strong finish from off a steady pace was seriously eyecatching; has to bridge a sizeable class-gap here but could be progressive enough to do so.

7/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 3

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Joined Donald McCain after good-ground Irish point win in October and was right in the thick of things for a long way before weakening into third on bumper debut at Wetherby (soft) in December; ought to make his presence felt on today's hurdling debut.

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1st

4

20th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

13:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Waspy

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

made all, pushed along and 5 lengths ahead when not fluent 2 out, kept on, comfortably

11/10

5

14th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

15:20 Sedgefield

Waspy

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Donald McCain

Joined Donald McCain after his Irish point win in October; made a solid start under rules when third in a Wetherby (2m, soft) bumper and he was a promising second when switched to hurdling at Bangor (2m, good to soft) in February; that was behind an odds-on rival and he could make a big impact if he settles a bit better this time.

15/8

2nd

12

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Waspy

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Joined Donald McCain after good-ground Irish point win in October and was right in the thick of things for a long way before weakening into third on bumper debut at Wetherby (soft) in December; ought to make his presence felt on today's hurdling debut.

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 334

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in both bumpers before very respectable fourth on last month's hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m, soft); ideally needs to learn to settle better but the first-time hood may help in that regard; each-way claims at least.

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1st

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Donnacha

11st 12lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, awkward jump 5th, going best when challenging 3 out, led just before 2 out, soon shaken up, ridden and kept on well run-in

2/1

2nd

2

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Donnacha

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Came up well short in major handicap at Newbury last month; consistent and steadily progressive otherwise; scored at Warwick (2m, soft) the time before and, now back down in grade, remains of interest.

5/2

11th

24

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Donnacha

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Ran well behind Go Dante and Doddiethegreat at Cheltenham in December, then won at Warwick (2m, soft) last month; faces a harder task at this level but he's consistent and steadily progressive; one to consider.

22/1

Form: 37

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when third of six in good-ground Huntingdon bumper last spring but that form looks modest, and he was safely held in a stronger bumper in November; best watched on today's hurdling debut.

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2nd

3

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Commanding View

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Disappointed after racing too freely over 2m3f on latest outing but kept on well to make winning handicap debut at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) in December and may yet to build on that performance.

12/1

4/1

Form: 2/2

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Went close on bumper debut in December 2020 and returned from two-year absence with another bumper second on Boxing Day, at Huntingdon (good to soft); likely contender on today's hurdling debut.

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1st

1

7th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Kankin

12st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

towards rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, headway before 8th, not fluent when led 2 out

7/2

3rd

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Kankin

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Scored at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft; off 1lb lower) on chase debut; has failed to match that form in three runs since but looked a non-stayer over 2m7f latest; drops back in trip.

5/1

Form: 8P

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Struggled in Hereford bumper on debut in November and was pulled up when switched to hurdling there (2m, soft) the following month.

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2nd

1

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Mister Barclay

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Tom Symonds

Came good over hurdles at tenth attempt, with hard-fought win at Exeter (2m7f, heavy) last month; still unexposed over this sort of trip and open to improvement over fences; shortlisted.

11/2

1st

9

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Mister Barclay

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Tom Symonds

Placed on three of his five appearances this season, most recently when second to unexposed subsequent winner at Wetherby (3m, soft) last month; could still have more to offer over staying trips and helps to give his connections a good hand in this race.

7/1

2nd

3

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Mister Barclay

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Tom Symonds

Below form at Hereford (2m5f) last month and now 0-8 over hurdles but was placed over 2m3f here on consecutive appearances beforehand and could plausibly have untapped potential over 3m.

9/2

Form: 568-54

Last run: 262 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 21l in two C&D maidens last May and not seen again since; open to improvement in due course but needs to brush up her jumping and is entitled to benefit from today's outing.

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0

4

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Dee Eire

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gary Hanmer

Began hurdling career with two reasonably encouraging runs at Bangor in spring 2022 but wasn't seen again until 53l defeat there in February; improvement required on today's handicap debut.

14/1

5

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Dee Eire

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Unplaced in all seven starts but showed ability when beaten around 20l in two maiden hurdles here last May; tailed off in February so faces a few questions on handicap debut; up in trip.

25/1

5

20th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Dee Eire

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Unplaced all seven starts but showed ability when beaten around 20l in two maiden hurdles here last May; tailed off in February so faces a few questions on handicap debut; up in trip.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

9,000euros yearling; half-brother to two French AQPS flat/jumps winners and fair chaser Gouet Des Bruyeres; dam French AQPS flat/cross-country chase winner; has pretty good standard to reach on debut.

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5

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Warwick

Intel Des Bruyeres

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Out of a French AQPS flat/cross-country chase winner; 11-1, made low-key debut when tailed off at Bangor (2m, good to soft) last month; tries a new trip today.

12/1

8th

5

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Intel Des Bruyeres

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

9,000euros yearling; half-brother to two French AQPS flat/jumps winners and fair chaser Gouet Des Bruyeres; dam French AQPS flat/cross-country chase winner; has pretty good standard to reach on debut.

16/1

6

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ffos Las

Intel Des Bruyeres

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Sam Thomas

Form: P

Last run: 108 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Maiden Irish pointer who was pulled up when 250-1 for C&D novice on rules debut in October; had wind op the following month.

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3rd

10

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

King Of The Hill

10st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Sam Allwood

held up in rear

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£54,000 3yo; sixth foal; half-brother to high-class chaser Dunvegan; dam unraced half-sister to a French Listed-placed hurdle/chase winner; looks interesting on paper; worth a glance in the betting.

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12th

12

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:25 Perth

One Step Up

11st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Well beaten in his three handicaps for Nicky Richards, the latest after wind surgery; remains in the same colours despite changing yards.

25/1

7th

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

One Step Up

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Pulled up when joint-favourite for handicap debut at Hexham in November (2m) and weakened into sixth at Wetherby (2m3f) on Boxing Day; arrives here in need of improvement but was given a wind op in January and it would be reckless to write him off at this stage.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-UP

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unseated rider at second flight on hurdle debut in October and was pulled up when 300-1 for Uttoxeter maiden in December.

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2

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Arcenos Adventure

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Sam Allwood

Unseated rider at second flight on hurdle debut in October and was pulled up when 300-1 for Uttoxeter maiden in December.

100/1

1

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

12:55 Uttoxeter

Arcenos Adventure

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Sam Allwood

towards rear, awkward jump 1st

100/1

5

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:50 Stratford

Arcenos Adventure

10st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Sam Allwood

Tailed off on debut in a bumper at Bangor (2m, good) in April; bred to make a jumper but needs to take huge step forward on hurdling debut.

50/1

Form: 0-58

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made fairly encouraging hurdle debut at Newcastle (2m1f, soft) last month but failed to build on that at Catterick (2m3f, soft) on next outing and Waspy is seemingly the stable's main hope here.

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7th

8

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Lovin Jukebox

10st 11lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Signs of promise over hurdles, notably when runner-up in a novice handicap at Sedgefield in March (2m1f, soft); could go well back from a break.

10/1

4

12th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Lovin Jukebox

11st 5lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

No match for comfortable winner when second on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in March but that still goes down as a decent effort, and he may not have been suited by the heavy ground when below that form over same C&D last month; could have a say here.

6/1

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Straight Forecast £36.90
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Crambo

Daily Record:

Waspy

Daily Mirror:

Kankin

RP Ratings:

Crambo

TOPSPEED:

Crambo

POSTDATA:

Crambo

WEST COUNTRY:

Crambo

The Times:

Crambo

Telegraph:

Crambo

The Guardian:

Crambo

Daily Mail:

Crambo

D Express:

Crambo

The Sun:

Crambo

The Star:

Crambo