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14:40 Exeter

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Virgin Bet Daily Money Back Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

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  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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Virgin Bet Daily Money Back Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00

Form: 50/65

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held in both hurdle runs after a long absence but he shaped with some promise when fifth of 11 here (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; not sure this drop back in trip is ideal but he's still very lightly raced and is the clear second-best on the figures behind Buckhorn Rocco.

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2

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Earth King

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Has only won a four-runner novice hurdle; only run of distinction in five starts over fences was his third over 2m4f here on Boxing Day (good to soft); jumped moderately next time over 2m6f and then pulled up over 3m2f when heavy ground shouldn't have bothered him; should be on a good mark but not exactly crying out to be backed.

7/2

5

14th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Earth King

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Sole win (ten races) in a four-runner novice hurdle at Exeter (2m2f) last February; sent chasing this term, easily best of four attempts when third of seven at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft; acts on heavy) on penultimate start; tried 2m6f latest; there's some stamina in the family and he's well treated judged on peak efforts.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: /16-24

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Sandown bumper winner who made a stirring comeback from a lengthy absence when going close behind a useful rival on his hurdling debut here (2m, heavy) last month; ran to a similar level when a 3l fourth at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and he sets a clear standard in this small field; should be very hard to beat.

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1st

11

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

14:25 Wincanton

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Began hurdling career with two very promising runs at start of this year (2m) but was turned over at very short odds on next outing (2m2f) and underperformed when upped to 2m5f three weeks ago; needs a boost from the first-time cheekpieces on today's handicap debut.

12/1

3rd

2

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:42 Exeter

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won soft-ground Sandown bumper last season and has made the frame on all three hurdling starts this term; turned over at very short odds when second of four here (2m2f, good) last month and moves up in trip with a point to prove, but his earlier form makes him a leading contender.

13/8

2nd

1

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, jumped right 1st, ridden just before 3 out, hit 2 out, soon no impression and held

1/4

Form: 00-0

Last run: 124 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in bumper last December and same story in two runs over hurdles since; looks one for minor handicaps a bit further down the line.

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0

11

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Worcester

Emberscombe

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Not much to show for her efforts so far; slight improvement at Newton Abbot latest and longer trip a help but deal of improvement needed.

33/1

8th

10

7th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:35 Newton Abbot

Emberscombe

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Well beaten all four hurdle starts, the latest on last month's Warwick handicap debut (33-1); may do better in time (bred to stay well) but needs to take a major step forward to figure in this.

33/1

9th

10

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Warwick

Emberscombe

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Soundly beaten in her sole bumper and same story in three hurdle runs at up to 2m2f; still early days but she didn't jump well at Exeter last time and is 6lb out of the weights on this handicap debut.

25/1

Form: 8506

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has struggled at big prices in all four runs this winter including over hurdles in last two starts; was thrown in at the deep end against Luccia in a Listed event over C&D last time but he still has stacks to find with Buckhorn Rocco here; can only be watched.

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4th

3

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Rapid River

11st 5lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

held up in last, pushed along after 5th, weakened and behind after 4 out

33/1

6th

4

12th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 1

15:30 Exeter

Rapid River

11st 5lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Well beaten at big odds on all three starts; outclassed here.

200/1

10th

10

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Rapid River

11st 2lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

50-1, no impact in two Exeter bumpers; one to watch now hurdling.

150/1

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