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12:47 Chepstow

Good To Soft

Pertemps Network Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4465.72
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Pertemps Network Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/4 (Won)

Form: 21-322 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won good-ground Fontwell bumper last spring and ran to fair level when placed on all three hurdling starts this season (1m7f-2m1f); ought to be suited by today's step up in trip; leading contender.

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1st

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:35 Perth

Rambo T

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Went up 8lb for winning at Newbury in December (2m4f, soft); far from disgraced off that new mark when 16l-eighth in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham last time; has since been dropped 1lb; one to consider.

9/2

8th

22

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Rambo T

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Three wins in 2023, taking a particular step forward at Newbury (2m4f, soft) at the end of the year; 8lb higher today and he was never dangerous when 16-1 at Ascot last month, but a running-on third here (2m4f) in October ensures he is not entirely ruled out.

33/1

9th

7

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Rambo T

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Three wins in 2023, putting up a career-best effort when scoring in convincing style at Newbury (2m4f, soft) at the end of the year; further improvement cannot be ruled out but he's in deeper here off a 9lb higher mark.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8646

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Belied 100-1 odds when very respectable fourth at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) on Boxing Day, his third start over hurdles, but needs to bounce back from a 41l defeat at Southwell (2m4f, good) last month.

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Form: 893

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Always towards rear on hurdling debut in December (2m3f) but shaped with significant promise when third at Exeter (2m, heavy) last month, albeit tired and well held in the end; moves back up in trip here and has each-way claims.

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1st

10

7th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

19:00 Hereford

Big Blue Moon

11st 3lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Winner and a close second in first two handicaps last spring; pulled up in first two starts after 11 months off but he turned things round with a narrow win at Warwick (2m3f, good) which would have been more emphatic with cleaner jumps at the last two; bold bid likely despite 4lb rise.

7/2

1st

11

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Big Blue Moon

10st 11lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive last season when first and second in his opening two handicaps; pulled up over fences on his return and suffered the same fate back hurdling here last month; on a useful mark if he can get back on track but reservations for now.

12/1

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Big Blue Moon

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Won on handicap debut at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) a year ago and probably bettered than performance when clear second under a penalty at Chepstow (2m, soft) soon afterwards; seen only once this season, when very disappointing favourite on last month's chasing debut (jumped poorly and was pulled up), but is unexposed over this sort of trip and remains of strong interest.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

2-24 on the Flat for Ed de Giles, the latter win gained in low-grade AW handicap last spring (1m4f; RPR 62); out of form when last seen in the autumn and probably best watched on today's stable/hurdle debut; hood refitted.

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6th

7

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:18 Stratford

Lucky Draw

11st 3lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Narrow defeats in two handicaps in June (both weaker contests than this) but well beaten back in novice company latest; tends to race too freely; others look to have more viable claims.

14/1

4th

10

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:40 Southwell

Lucky Draw

10st 9lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Daniel Bourne

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 4th, some headway 5th

13/8

2nd

2

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:10 Market Rasen

Lucky Draw

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Dual Flat winner who has improved with experience over hurdles and was over 30l clear of the third when second to Green Or Black at Uttoxeter (2m, good) this month; has to take a 6lb rise on the chin but could still be well handicapped.

11/4

Form: 754

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

From a very good jumping family but showed only minor promise in two bumpers and a Fontwell maiden hurdle (2m3f) for Joe Tizzard this winter; improvement required on today's stable debut.

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2nd

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Rivers Corner

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

Came good with two slow-ground wins when upped to 3m in February, and gave another good account when close third at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) 12 days ago; might still be on the upgrade; good chance.

4/1

3rd

2

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

17:05 Newcastle

Rivers Corner

11st 12lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Syd Hosie

Thrashed a subsequent winner at Wincanton (3m, heavy) and made light work of a 10lb rise at Taunton (3m, soft; form franked); a first Newcastle runner for the Dorset-based trainer Syd Hosie; 2-2 under Harry Atkins; likely to prove tough to beat in hat-trick mission despite a further 10lb rise.

9/4

1st

12

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Rivers Corner

10st 11lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Syd Hosie

Nothing doing in bumpers and early hurdle races, including in first two handicaps, but he handled the step up to 3m on heavy ground far better than his toiling rivals when well clear at Wincanton 12 days ago; up 10lb but he's unexposed.

9/2

Form: 5-

Last run: 443 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a sister to high-class chaser Ollie Magern and made quite promising debut when fifth of 17 in soft-ground Warwick bumper in December 2021; this hurdling debut comes after a 443-day absence, though.

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7th

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Hill Of Tara

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Shot up the weights after winning four times this season (including over C&D on heavy) and he needs to prove he can cope with his current mark; however, he failed to settle in front before weakening into a well-beaten third at Lingfield last time, and could bounce back at some stage.

10/1

3rd

4

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

Hill Of Tara

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Very much at home on testing ground and made it four wins in five starts when never threatened at Hereford in January (3m1f); however, all that came at a cost mark-wise and he was beaten when falling late on at Plumpton.

11/2

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Hill Of Tara

11st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

pressed leader, led 7th, went clear with winner 3 out, pushed along and headed home turn, soon outpaced, 7 lengths down and tired when jumped left and fell last

4/5

Form: 64-9P9

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in bumpers but both hurdle runs this year have been very underwhelming and low-grade handicaps are probably on the agenda after this.

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6th

9

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Dear Ralphy

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

2m7f hurdle winner (soft) at Chepstow in November off 7lb lower; matched that effort in defeat at Lingfield next time; that form would see him involved but there's a bit to prove after falling in a chase and running no sort of race back over hurdles last time.

12/1

1

26th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Dear Ralphy

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Form figures of 212 in staying handicap hurdles (good to soft or soft) after undergoing wind surgery and didn't take to fences at Wincanton last time; might not have any great margin for error off this mark but respected nonetheless.

15/8

0

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Dear Ralphy

11st 8lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

didn't jump well, prominent, bad mistake 2nd, overjumped 4th, bad mistake and fell 5th

3/1

Form: 00

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won Irish point by 13l last spring but was beaten out of sight at triple-digit odds on stable/hurdle debut at Taunton (2m3f) in December.

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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: 32-8

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed behind same useful rival in both bumpers last season; dropped out of contention very tamely on hurdle debut at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) in November and not seen again since but was given a wind op soon afterwards and now has a tongue-tie fitted; could still have a good future over jumps.

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6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

15:50 Stratford

Boom Boom

10st 10lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Rob Summers

£7,000 buy in January having won a 1m7f Wincanton maiden for Nicky Henderson in April 2023; disappointing on both starts after that; tried in a tongue-tie for stable/chase debut.

33/1

0

9

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:15 Kempton

Boom Boom

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Comfortably won run-of-the-mill maiden hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f, good) in April but was pulled up on handicap debut the following month and made disappointing chase debut four weeks ago; now sports blinkers; Nico de Boinville evidently prefers Touchy Feely.

14/1

Form: 086

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 40l in two bumpers in November and showed only minor promise when sixth on recent hurdling debut at Hereford (2m3f, good).

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14th

10

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

Dirk Gently

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

always behind

8/1

0

5

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Dirk Gently

10st 13lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

A maiden after nine starts but stuck to his task very well when second on chasing debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) five weeks ago and has obvious claims if in similar form.

11/2

2nd

6

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Dirk Gently

10st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Defeats over hurdles include a seller but first run for this team when third in a 2m4f handicap here (good) last month and now goes chasing, which he's bred for.

6/1

Form: 7-0

Last run: 302 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in both Irish bumpers last season but made all in soft-ground Irish point in November and has since joined Kim Bailey; market may guide on today's hurdle debut.

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2

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

17:10 Huntingdon

El Rio

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Showed a good degree of promise when winning an Ascot maiden hurdle (2m4f, soft) last April but has been some way below that level since, albeit suffered an irregular heartbeat on penultimate start; latest effort was, at least, more encouraging; well treated on chase debut if back to his best.

7/1

6th

2

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Huntingdon

El Rio

12st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Looked potentially useful when winning an Ascot maiden (2m3f, soft) last April but well below that level since and had an irregular heartbeat when pulled up at Taunton latest; bit to prove but a big player if back on song.

14/1

0

2

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

El Rio

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Unexposed 7yo who won Ascot maiden (2m3f, soft) in very good style last April; below that form on good ground at Kempton in November and not seen again since, but is back on a slower surface for this handicap debut and still has potential.

9/1

Form: 9

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well-beaten 200-1 shot in course bumper on rules debut three weeks ago; can only be watched on today's hurdling debut.

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10th

6

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Ffos Las

Minella Magical

11st 7lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Nikki Evans

prominent

100/1

9

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:47 Chepstow

Minella Magical

11st 9lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Nikki Evans

Well-beaten 200-1 shot in course bumper on rules debut three weeks ago; can only be watched on today's hurdling debut.

200/1

9th

8

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

16:40 Chepstow

Minella Magical

11st 2lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Nikki Evans

Dam useful on Flat in France and over jumps in Britain, has bred winning bumper/hurdler; well-beaten fifth on point debut (3-1) in Ireland last May; others higher up the list.

100/1

Form: PP

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

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

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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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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rambo T

LAMBOURN:

Boom Boom

Telegraph:

A Definite Getaway

WEST COUNTRY:

El Rio

The Times:

Boom Boom

D Express:

Boom Boom

RP Ratings:

Rambo T

POSTDATA:

Rambo T

The Guardian:

Rambo T

Daily Mail:

Rambo T

Daily Mirror:

Rambo T

The Sun:

Rambo T

The Star:

Rambo T

Daily Record:

Rambo T