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Wincanton Jennings Bet Kingwell Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £41608
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 1
  • 4 runners
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Wincanton Jennings Bet Kingwell Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34

Form: 520-16 C BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper here; some feat to have defied top weight in the Greatwood at Cheltenham (2m, good) and although behind First Street in his two runs either side of that, he did finish nearly 3l ahead of the Henderson runner (who was conceding 3lb) in last season's Betair at Newbury; Cheltenham last time was disappointing but soft ground over 2m4f seemed to find him out; much better can be expected of him this afternoon.

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

0

2

8th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 214y

Class 3

14:45 Uttoxeter

I Like To Move It

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Very smart hurdler with good-ground wins in the Greatwood Handicap at Cheltenham and the Grade 2 Kingwell at Wincanton, easily the best of his five runs last season; his two heaviest defeats last term were on soft but best run the previous campaign was on good to soft; has much the best form in this small but select field; the one to beat if the ground is okay.

1/2

5th

2

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

I Like To Move It

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Well-beaten sixth of seven in last month's Champion Hurdle and he weakened on his sole previous attempt at this sort of trip; however, the ground was soft for both of those runs and perhaps he's better served by a sounder surface; has won the Greatwood Handicap and the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle and he's an each-way contender if able to produce his best form.

25/1

6th

2

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

I Like To Move It

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Progressive hurdler who powered clear for a 17l success in the Kingwell at Wincanton (1m7f) last month, bouncing back from his Relkeel flop over 2m4f; rated by trainer as being as good as the yard's best hurdlers in the past, including two horses who were placed in the Champion Hurdle; 3-3 over C&D, the most recent in this season's Greatwood (defied top weight in emphatic style); has raced mostly on good/good to soft; should go well.

20/1

Form: 11-114 CD

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict

Confirmed himself highly progressive when making all in the Grade 2 Elite here in November (good to firm) and a mix of patient tactics, a longer trip and soft ground all contributed to his defeat at Cheltenham when well behind First Street; it's easy to envisage him shrugging aside that disappointment back here; respected.

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

1st

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Knappers Hill

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

jumped well, prominent, disputed lead 7th, good jump and led clearly 5 out, pushed along before 2 out, went clear approaching last, easily

4/6

2nd

3

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Chepstow

Knappers Hill

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, outpaced after 5 out, soon hung left, went second after 4 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

4/5

1st

2

29th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:00 Sandown

Knappers Hill

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Listed bumper winner on soft ground in 2020; landed the valuable novices' handicap on this card a year ago and resumed with another two wins in the autumn, the latter in a Wincanton Grade 2 (1m7f, good to firm); his improvement seems to have levelled off since the turn of the year but he didn't run badly when third at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in February and should be fine over today's trip.

11/4

Form: 325-13 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Placed in some quality handicaps last season and impressed when conceding weight all round in Newbury's Gerry Feilden in November (2m, good); no match for prolific stablemate Marie's Rock in the Grade 2 Relkeel at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) but he was 8l ahead of Knappers Hill with I Like To Move It even further back; the one to beat on that form.

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

4th

4

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

20:05 Warwick

First Street

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Smart hurdler with 4-16 strike-rate; can be excused last month's down-the-field finish in Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr (made bad jumping error in early stages) but was well beaten at very short odds in a match race on chasing debut in November and returns to fences with a point to prove.

7/2

14th

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

First Street

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Smart 2m hurdler at his best but hasn't quite hit peak form this season, respectable 10l third of five to Lossiemouth in Grade 2 at Cheltenham three months ago; now 3lb lower than for his last handicap success (November 2022) but he was only eighth of ten behind Rubaud 12 months ago and needs to rediscover his spark; perhaps recent wind surgery will give him a boost.

10/1

Form: 231-P7 D

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Last seen in October when tailed off in the US Grand National (hurdle) and prior to that ran poorly over fences at Worcester; won last season's Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival, despite his advancing years, but these terms are tough even if returning to form back over hurdles.

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

9

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Global Citizen

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

6/1

3rd

19

15th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Global Citizen

10st 12lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Prominent racer who saw off Andy Dufresne to win this 12 months ago (heavy) off 3lb lower mark; nowhere near that form in three starts since but last month's run in the Kingwell should have sharpened him up and this has presumably been the plan all along; no surprise if he is back to his best.

16/1

4th

4

18th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

15:12 Wincanton

Global Citizen

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Pauling

pressed leader, lost second after 3 out, soon ridden, outpaced before 2 out, weakened approaching last

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £85.00
Straight Forecast £95.10
Trifecta £103.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

First Street

RP Ratings:

I Like To Move It

The Guardian:

Knappers Hill

The Star:

Global Citizen

WEST COUNTRY:

I Like To Move It

The Times:

I Like To Move It

D Express:

I Like To Move It

Daily Mirror:

Knappers Hill

Daily Record:

Knappers Hill

TOPSPEED:

First Street

POSTDATA:

First Street

LAMBOURN:

First Street

Telegraph:

First Street

Daily Mail:

First Street