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13:22 Chepstow

Good To Soft

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

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

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 12 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Delivered on promise shown in Irish points last spring when narrow winner of soft-ground Hereford bumper on rules debut in November; no match for winner when second on last month's hurdle debut at Exeter (2m, heavy) but that was still an encouraging run, and he's open to improvement on today's less testing ground.

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1st

3

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:20 Perth

Ioupy Collonges

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Pulled up on chase debut at Chepstow in October and merely third of four at Newbury (2m4f, heavy) last time, although that has proved to be a warm little race; this 6yo remains lightly raced for top yard and may find a chunk of improvement at some stage; won on soft/good to soft over hurdles.

3/1

3rd

4

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

Ioupy Collonges

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Had an excuse (found to have irregular heartbeat) on sole run this season, namely chase debut 140 days ago; progressive otherwise under rules and showed promise in points; remains of interest, particularly if the market signals are positive.

9/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 7525-3

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed significant ability in bumpers last season and also when keeping-on third on last month's hurdling debut at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft; several flights omitted); needs to improve but has potential.

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3rd

8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Warwick

Bertie Blue

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Well beaten on handicap debut in March but bounced back quickly to beat very progressive rival by 7l at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) last month; 8lb higher in a stronger race but open to further improvement.

6/1

1st

4

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell

Bertie Blue

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Started his hurdling career with two promising placed efforts (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft) but he was tailed off on his handicap debut over C&D (11-2) last month; still has potential but this is a recovery mission after that last run.

9/1

7th

6

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Bertie Blue

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

towards rear, mistake 1st

9/2

25/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 4706

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bettered inauspicious hurdling debut when keeping on for respectable sixth at Ffos Las (2m, soft) last month but significant further improvement will be required over today's longer trip.

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1st

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield

Ito Ditto

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

jumped slightly right throughout, led, good jump 3 out, shaken up before 2 out, clear approaching last, went well clear run-in, readily

6/4

23

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Ito Ditto

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

Acts on soft; front-running novice hurdler who has a solid record this term, with close second at Exeter flanked by wins at Chepstow (handicap/novice); new mark and sharp rise in class make for a tougher assignment but he's improving.

25/1

1st

2

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Ito Ditto

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Last season's hood has been removed for his two handicaps this season and he's improved, comfortably making all over C&D and beaten a head at Exeter (also 2m on good to soft); that's six races over hurdles in total, so he's seen far more action than most of these, and he needs further improvement.

8/1

Form: 2-44 BF

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second to useful rival in good-ground course bumper last April and also displayed significant promise when fourth here in October (good to soft); below that form when warm favourite for soft-ground Catterick bumper in November but still looks interesting on today's hurdling debut.

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7th

8

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

11:45 Taunton

Moonshine Spirit

11st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Placed off 5lb higher on handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) in June but has looked out of sorts on recent outings and comes here with a lot to prove.

16/1

11th

6

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Moonshine Spirit

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Reached the frame in three of his first four hurdle runs but he's returned from a break with two disappointing efforts this autumn; looks feasibly treated on his best hurdles form but needs to get back on track.

10/1

10th

1

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:40 Chepstow

Moonshine Spirit

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, weakened 3 out

9/1

Form: 0P

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten here on both hurdling starts (2m3f/2m7f); needs the first-time tongue-tie to make a massive difference.

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5th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Bampton Star

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Beat a subsequent winner with the pair clear on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, soft) and had little trouble in defying a 6lb rise back there on heavy; up another 8lb but this 7yo would appear to be going places at this sort of level.

11/8

1st

6

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Exeter

Bampton Star

10st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Runner-up on handicap hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last month then went one better on recent chase debut over today's C&D (soft) in first-time cheekpieces (retained); he was clear with the in-form runner-up and could have plenty more to offer over fences; a 6lb rise may not stop him.

9/4

1st

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Bampton Star

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Unexposed; solid hurdles effort at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last month on handicap/seasonal debut, finishing second behind a progressive sort who was on the third leg of a five-timer; interesting off just 1lb higher, assuming he takes well to first-time cheekpieces and fences.

4/1

Form: 6

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of connections' useful jumper Pass The Time but raced too freely and was beaten about 35l when sixth on last month's bumper debut at Fontwell (good to soft).

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3

27th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Get With The Times

11st 5lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Neil Mulholland

First worthwhile form when finishing second at Newbury on Saturday but he was miles behind the winner and it's questionable what he achieved; placed at best if turned out again.

25/1

2nd

4

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:15 Newbury

Get With The Times

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Neil Mulholland

Uncompetitive in a bumper and two hurdles; probably one for modest handicaps at some point.

100/1

9th

6

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Get With The Times

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

always towards rear, not fluent 2nd

66/1

Form: 50

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two bumpers this year, the latter here three weeks ago, and very difficult to enthuse over at present.

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3rd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Passing Kate

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Matt Sheppard

Has form figures of 123132 since November and her latest second at Ludlow (2m, soft) was behind a big improver; only 1lb higher here and she should be in the thick of things again.

9/2

2nd

3

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Passing Kate

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

2-7 for new stable this season, the latter win gained in good style at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in February; gave good account when third (albeit well held in the end) from out of the weights in higher-grade company at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month and can play a major role on this return to Class 5.

11/4

Form: 3

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Kept on for third in mares' race at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) on recent debut but that form looks very modest and she'll need to take a big step forward to pose a threat.

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8th

13

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:22 Chepstow

Tiptoe Tara

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Kept on for third in mares' race at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) on recent debut but that form looks very modest and she'll need to take a big step forward to pose a threat.

20/1

3rd

9

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:35 Uttoxeter

Tiptoe Tara

11st 3lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Matt Sheppard

in touch with leaders, jumped slightly left 3rd, midfield after 4th

14/1

Form: 808

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dead-heated in a maiden point last spring but has shown very little on his three starts under rules this season.

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8

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Deadly Missile

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Point winner who has finished second a few times over rules fences and holds place possibilities on those efforts; form dipped the last twice, however, and he looks more exposed than some of these rivals.

12/1

5th

8

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Deadly Missile

10st 3lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Finished well to go close at Market Rasen (3m, good) in September and was also second over C&D (good; albeit well held) the following month, but didn't fire last time and is now 0-11 under rules; others appeal more.

14/1

5th

9

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

13:40 Ludlow

Deadly Missile

10st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

in touch with leaders

9/1

200/1

Form: 90

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off behind Ioupy Collonges on bumper debut in November and finished well down the field when switched to hurdling last month.

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2nd

7

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

18:53 Uttoxeter

Twp Stori

10st 13lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Had been knocking on the door before winning five-runner race at Fontwell (3m2f, heavy), his ninth start over hurdles; up 7lb but does at least have momentum behind him.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 27/337

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

0-8 over hurdles since his debut in 2019 and returned from latest layoff with very underwhelming handicap run two weeks ago but has the ability to feature if that recent outing did him good.

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2nd

5

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Worcester

Chestnut Pete

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sophie Leech

0-17 under all codes but was second in two 2m chases and a 2m5f novice hurdle in the spring; won't be far away if in similar form after break.

6/1

2nd

3

14th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Chestnut Pete

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sophie Leech

led at steady pace, overjumped 2nd, headed and pushed along before 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no match for winner

8/1

2nd

5

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ffos Las

Chestnut Pete

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sophie Leech

Beaten just a neck on his chase debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month, but lost his rider at the first at Huntingdon last time; still unexposed over fences, but is 0-15 under rules and others hold more compelling claims.

14/1

Form: 7

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced half-sister to smart jumper Emily Gray; safely held when seventh of 17 on debut at Wetherby (2m, soft) last month but significant positives can be drawn from that performance and he has very obvious scope for improvement.

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12th

12

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

12:30 Market Rasen

Ranging Bear

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Showed some promise in the first of his two starts last winter; had wind surgery since the last one and now goes in tongue-tie; nicely bred and looks open to improvement this term; possibilities.

16/1

10

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:22 Chepstow

Ranging Bear

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Out of an unraced half-sister to smart jumper Emily Gray; safely held when seventh of 17 on debut at Wetherby (2m, soft) last month but significant positives can be drawn from that performance and he has very obvious scope for improvement.

9/2

7th

13

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Ranging Bear

11st 2lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders, wandered on approach 1st

4/1

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Ioupy Collonges

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Ranging Bear

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Ranging Bear

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