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Daily Tips On betting.betfair.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7079.8
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Daily Tips On betting.betfair.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pretty busy over middle distances on Flat in 2021 and 2022, with plenty of fairly useful form along with some lesser efforts; sold out of the Johnston stable for 40,000gns in October; basic Flat ability requires plenty of respect.

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

8th

1

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:50 Plumpton

Love Is Golden

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Quite useful on Flat up to 1m4f for the Johnstons; may well turn out to be better in this sphere, having twice won easily in 2m novice races at Newbury either side of a close third at Doncaster; 4-11 when he won by a street last time; tries an extra half mile but respected as a good prospect.

7/4

1st

1

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:15 Newbury

Love Is Golden

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Quite a useful Flat performer at up to 1m4f for Mark and Charlie Johnston; beat a dual previous winner with a nice bit in hand on his hurdling debut here (good; under Niall Houlihan) and looked as though he would follow up at Doncaster before running out of puff late on; sets the standard.

4/7

3rd

1

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:35 Doncaster

Love Is Golden

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pressed leader going easily 2 out (usual 3 out), led after last (usual 2 out), ridden omitted last, headed final 110yds, lost second towards finish

8/11

OUR TIP

3/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2-4411 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Comfortable win at Taunton (2m, good) in December and he followed up in clearcut style over 2m3f there (good to soft; made all) on Tuesday; only four days to get over that latest run and defying the double penalty should ask a big question but he's been on a roll and needs plenty of respect.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

29th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:05 Sandown

Holetown Hero

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual winner at Taunton (2m/2m3f, good/good to soft) during the winter and probably posted personal-best effort when close second to short-odds favourite at Newton Abbot (2m1f, soft; front pair well clear) this month; benefits from Freddie Gingell's useful 7lb claim on today's handicap debut; enters calculations.

16/1

2nd

1

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

12:40 Newton Abbot

Holetown Hero

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

led, awkward jump 2nd

7/4

2nd

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Holetown Hero

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Comfortable win at Taunton (2m, good) in December and he followed up in clearcut style over 2m3f there (good to soft; made all) on Tuesday; only four days to get over that latest run and defying the double penalty should ask a big question but he's been on a roll and needs plenty of respect.

3/1

25/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: 50

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

His dam has produced some pretty useful winners but he was muted in a bumper at Southwell (good; favourite) last May and novice hurdle at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft; 25-1) in December.

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8th

3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Warwick

Benefact

11st 10lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

No impact in four starts and tailed off here (2m, soft) last time but he showed promise when staying on well to snatch third in a Newbury novice (2m, good) on his penultimate run; now goes handicapping back up in trip and needs watching in the market for leading yard.

9/2

10th

1

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Warwick

Benefact

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Beaten favourite in his only bumper and achieved little on hurdling debut at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) last December; 66-1 when making a marked improvement on that, keeping on to be 19l third at Newbury (2m, good) last month; no surprise if he is able to build on that and be competitive.

9/2

3rd

6

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Benefact

11st 2lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Nicky Henderson

His dam has produced some pretty useful winners but he was muted in a bumper at Southwell (good; favourite) last May and novice hurdle at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft; 25-1) in December.

25/1

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful over 1m2f on Flat last summer for William Jarvis; co-favourite, second of 14 in maiden hurdle at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft) 15 days ago for new yard, which confirms that he needs to be in serious calculations.

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Verdict Starting price

18

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Arqoob

10st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Represents an in-form trainer-jockey partnership and wasn't beaten far when eighth of 15 at Cheltenham ten days ago; goes well here (Flat and jumps) and ties in closely with Bad on their placed efforts at Ascot in February; has each-way possibilities in first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

8th

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Arqoob

10st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

2nd

9

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Arqoob

10st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Well beaten when upped in trip at Doncaster (3m, soft) three weeks ago but prior to that he kept on for a good third of 16 here (2m3f, good to soft) and is one to consider now back down in distance.

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

10,000euros foal, £27,000 3yo; third foal; dam well-beaten half-sister to the bumper/useful 2m3f-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Le Toscan and 1m7f Flat/2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Zayta; stable also runs Love Is Golden and the market can guide.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Time To Dazzle

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

disputed lead

7/1

8

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Time To Dazzle

11st 7lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Low-mileage 6yo who stayed on well to win by 8l at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) last month, his second handicap; 8lb rise demands more from him here but he's an obvious one for the shortlist.

9/4

Form: 23028

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Irish maiden point winner in the mud; minor honours in three of his five races under rules (made the running in four) and the other two were heavy defeats, admittedly with a very stiff task in Grade 2 last time; has Cheltenham 2m5f Grade 1 novice entry; while there's nothing to suggest that is realistic, he has a place chance if back on song today.

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2nd

6

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

20:05 Warwick

Way Out

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Syd Hosie

Not quite at his best over hurdles a fortnight ago, after a break, but was placed in Class 3 handicap chases at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) and Newbury (2m7f, good to soft) in the autumn and that form makes him of strong interest.

7/1

Form: 8

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pretty useful on his day on the Flat; while recent hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft; first run on softer than good) was not devoid of promise, he was well behind Arqoob and is probably best watched for the time being in this sphere.

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9th

2

(1)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Ace Rothstein

10st 1lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Dylan Cunha

Creditable fourth in quite valuable series final at Nottingham (1m6f, soft) in September but disappointing on his next Flat start and reverts to this sphere after heavy defeat on last month's handicap hurdle debut; too inconsistent to trust.

20/1

12th

4

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Kempton

Ace Rothstein

11st 13lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Dylan Cunha

Useful on the Flat in his prime and seemed to be getting his act together over hurdles when close second in Huntingdon novice (2m, good) in March, but has rather mixed record on the Flat since switching to current stable in May and is not an easy one to predict on this handicap hurdle debut.

8/1

6th

3

(1)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Goodwood

Ace Rothstein

11st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Dylan Cunha

took keen hold, soon led at slow pace, increased tempo 4f out, headed 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

Form: 3/55

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Irish maiden point winner; third in a bumper in March 2021 but, with wind surgery last August, he did not race again until well held twice in novice hurdles (2m/2m3f, soft) this winter; major work to do.

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0

6

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:05 Wincanton

Starevitch

11st 2lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Won a point and placed in a bumper before going absent for 638 days; minor form in three novice hurdles and a handicap chase last season; returns to hurdles with low mileage for an 8yo but others have more compelling credentials.

8/1

4th

2

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:35 Ludlow

Starevitch

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Irish maiden point winner; third in a bumper in March 2021 but, with wind surgery last August, he did not race again until well held in three novice hurdles this winter (latest at Newbury last month); now makes chase debut and goes beyond 2m3f for the first time under rules.

9/2

Form: 00

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Irish point win last March; tailed off, however, in Irish bumper last May and a novice hurdle at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft; 80-1) six weeks ago; tongue tied on penultimate start and again today.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

15:39 Catterick

Abbeyhill

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear, headway on outer after 7th, soon in touch with leaders, went third after 3 out, pushed along and led after 2 out, faced challenge last, ridden and kept on well run-in

15/8

Form: 135-3P D BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who was fifth of eight in Grade 2 novice at Kempton (2m) last February; had a wind op last July and made a fair reappearance when 15l third here (2m4f, good; clear two out) but he stopped very quickly before two out at Chepstow (2m3f) latest; has easily the best hurdles form and this drop back in trip may help, as may the tongue-tie and second wind operation.

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14th

22

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Russian Ruler

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Nicky Henderson

Ended last season with two 2m wins but this term has been a write-off, pulled up for the third time in four outings in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; stamina for 3m is unproven; difficult to recommend.

50/1

23

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Russian Ruler

10st 3lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Nicky Henderson

Ended last season with two wins but this term hasn't gone so well, most recently below-par fifth at Kelso (2m5f) where he was friendless in the betting switched back to hurdles from fences; the current form of his yard is another negative going into this tougher assignment.

100/1

5th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Russian Ruler

10st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Henderson

Won his final two hurdle starts last spring (2m, soft/good) and fair fourth on chase/seasonal debut at Newbury (2m, good to soft) in December; pulled up over fences the next twice and something to prove regarding current form, but chasing may not be his game; not written off back hurdling.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £433.00
Straight Forecast £310.10
Trifecta £12349.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Arqoob

RP Ratings:

Russian Ruler

POSTDATA:

Way Out

WEST COUNTRY:

Holetown Hero

D Express:

Way Out

Daily Mail:

Holetown Hero

The Times:

Russian Ruler

The Guardian:

Russian Ruler

TOPSPEED:

Arqoob

Telegraph:

Arqoob

Daily Mirror:

Arqoob

The Sun:

Arqoob

The Star:

Arqoob

Daily Record:

Arqoob