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JenningsBet Devizes ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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JenningsBet Devizes ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 5-P584

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Twice placed over hurdles last season but not so good this term and he was competing off a modest mark when a 22l fourth (of 17) in C&D handicap last time; now 0-10 and others are preferred.

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

8th

13

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Universal Secret

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Helen Nelmes

Won off 7lb higher last year when beating John Betjeman at Wincanton (good to soft), after which he was well beaten in this race; hasn't rediscovered his touch this campaign following wind surgery.

14/1

4

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Universal Secret

11st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Won back-to-back C&D hurdles this time last year (good/good to soft), the latter when 7lb higher; had wind surgery after his next start but has been nowhere near best since; well treated if he revives.

14/1

Form: 4-87

Last run: 86 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed something when fourth in a Uttoxeter bumper in October 2021 but, following a year on the sidelines, has been beaten 43l and 110l in his two runs over hurdles; early days still but now with a good bit to prove.

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

3rd

3

21st Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:30 Hereford

Tedwin Hills

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Record of 231 since switched to fences and the form has substance; jumped well and made all at Huntingdon (2m7f, good; won by 10l) most recently; could well defy an 8lb rise with further progress on the cards.

6/4

1st

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Tedwin Hills

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Still a maiden; decent second over 2m4f at Southwell and seemed to stay the 3m okay when third to Great D'Ange at Market Rasen; looks handicapped about right but should be competitive.

11/2

3rd

4

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:20 Market Rasen

Tedwin Hills

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Eight-race maiden who was a creditable second at Southwell on his chase debut earlier this month (2m4f, good, second run after wind surgery); bred to stay 3m; interesting.

5/2

Form: 32-50

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Secured minor honours in two bumpers on testing ground last season; ran okay on his switch to hurdling at Hereford (2m, good) but Ludlow last time was a backward step, albeit over a longer trip (2m5f); initial efforts bring him into the reckoning for at least place money.

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

6th

3

9th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

What A Steal

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom George

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, towards rear 7th, headway after 14th, mistake 15th

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 32/

Last run: 692 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two French hurdles about two years ago, on good to soft and good ground; clearly has ability but, unless notably strong in the betting, a watching brief is a sensible call after a good while out.

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

4th

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Moytier

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Syd Hosie

disputed lead

6/1

3rd

2

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Moytier

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

Perhaps flattered to win quite so convincingly over fences here two runs back (2m4f, soft) and was then a remote third again here after going up 9lb; 5lb lower for this return to hurdling and Gearoid Harney takes off a further 7lb, so has a chance at the weights.

9/2

3rd

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:30 Wincanton

Moytier

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Syd Hosie

disputed lead, led narrowly before 10th, headed before 3 out, soon lost position

9/4

Form: 1-14 D

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

The winner of two good-gound bumpers and he would have been closer but for a late mistake when 21l behind a useful winner on hurdling debut at Ludlow (good to soft); should have every chance in this company.

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

2nd

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Earth Cry

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Unbeaten in two bumpers on good ground; hasn't really got anything together so far over hurdles and when second last time he was beaten 45l by the odds-on favourite (2m2f handicap, heavy; first-time tongue-tie); well handicapped on those bumper exploits.

10/1

Form: 00

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten about a distance in a bumper and novice hurdle at this track; significant improvement is needed.

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

1st

8

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Tuscan Rose

10st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

0-7 over hurdles but was placed for first time when keeping-on third at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) in January and has possibilities if suited by today's step up in trip.

9/2

3rd

8

17th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:10 Southwell

Tuscan Rose

10st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

0-7 but took step in right direction when fifth of 12 at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) in November; that was her first run since last May and she might build on it; not discounted.

7/1

Form: 305

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Signs of ability in a Bangor bumper in the autumn but well adrift in two hurdles; looks one for further down the line.

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

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

Form: 06

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed a bit more second time out (hurdling debut; 2m, good) but was still beaten some 41.

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

8th

5

18th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:57 Wincanton

Thieving Gap

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Showed a bit more second time out (hurdling debut; 2m, good) but was still beaten some 41.

100/1

6th

11

8th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:10 Southwell

Thieving Gap

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out

100/1

12th

13

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Thieving Gap

11st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

£9,500 3yo; first foal; dam unraced half-sister to useful bumper/jumps winner Aranleigh; others are a lot more enticing on paper.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 127 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hanging left-handed down the straight was no help when finishing well behind in a Uttoxeter bumper (good; 25-1); subsequent wind surgery and the fitting of a tongue-tie could trigger some improvement.

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

8

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:15 Stratford

Somerway

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tom George

Has achieved little in three runs; may be more interesting when switched to handicaps.

40/1

8

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Somerway

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

Well beaten in a bumper and again on last month's hurdling debut at Wincanton which followed wind surgery; going left-handed might help, at least.

33/1

9th

9

18th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:57 Wincanton

Somerway

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tom George

Hanging left-handed down the straight was no help when finishing well behind in a Uttoxeter bumper (good; 25-1); subsequent wind surgery and the fitting of a tongue-tie could trigger some improvement.

10/1

Form: P

Last run: 242 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed little in a Newton Abbot hurdle last summer when 125-1.

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

7

9th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

15:15 Wincanton

Dream Bet

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Has struggled on all three hurdling starts (1m7f-2m5f) and makes no appeal; sports first-time blinkers.

100/1

13

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:47 Chepstow

Dream Bet

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Struggling from fairly early stage on both hurdling starts (2m5f/1m7f); can't be recommended here.

200/1

8

18th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:57 Wincanton

Dream Bet

11st 0lb

J: Miss Chloe Emsley

T: Polly Gundry

Showed little in a Newton Abbot hurdle last summer when 125-1.

100/1

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Payout
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Earth Cry

WEST COUNTRY:

What A Steal

The Star:

Moytier

RP Ratings:

Earth Cry

POSTDATA:

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The Times:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mail:

Earth Cry

D Express:

Earth Cry

Daily Mirror:

Earth Cry

The Sun:

Earth Cry

Daily Record:

Earth Cry

The Guardian:

What A Steal