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Free Racing On Monday 13th March Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2722.46
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Free Racing On Monday 13th March Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First reported foal; dam (ran three times) won AW bumper, half-sister to two bumper winners (one also a hurdle winner); bred to do well in this discipline, in which yard also has a good record; interesting newcomer.

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

5th

7

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Secret Squirrel

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Dual bumper winner who has compiled a solid profile over hurdles; beaten a neck by Fire Flyer at Taunton in February (2m3f, good) and beat Helnwein and Lario with relative ease at Taunton (2m, soft) recently; he's not the biggest and looks quite speedy, so whether he'll be at his best on sharper tracks than Sandown remains to be seen; each-way appeal on form, though.

8/1

6

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:33 Taunton

Secret Squirrel

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Dual bumper winner who was second to useful rivals on first two hurdling starts (2m/2m3f); switches back to this code after running well on last month's Flat debut; ought to be right in the thick of things again.

9/2

4th

8

(3)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Secret Squirrel

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Hughie Morrison

2-2 in bumpers and made a successful hurdles debut in December, since when he has run really well to finish second behind two nice types; his dam won an AW bumper and the market should be most instructive on Flat debut.

13/2

6/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £200,000 after winning his sole Irish maiden point (3m, good to yielding) and he was the 5-4 favourite when runner-up on his bumper debut at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in January; sets a good form standard and is open to improvement.

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

6th

5

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Act Of Authority

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Second to Secret Squirrel in a bumper on good; the winner of three minor races over hurdles, latterly dominating a small field at Wetherby (soft); looks high in the weights on what he's achieved and others are more intriguing.

20/1

1st

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Act Of Authority

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

made all, shaken up and 4 lengths ahead when jumped left and mistake 2 out, soon ridden, always doing enough

Evs

3rd

1

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Act Of Authority

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Bought for £200,000 after winning an Irish point; beaten 11l in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (2m, good) in October but easy odds-on winner from the front at Bangor (soft) on his other two starts over hurdles; sets a clear standard with all of those three pieces of form.

4/6

16/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

14,000gns yearling; ninth foal; half-brother to four Flat winners including useful pair Fifth Avenue (1m) and Heisman (1m-1m1f); dam 6f 2yo Listed winner; makes debut in what may be a warm race; perhaps best watched.

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

5th

8

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Wetherby

Light Sentence

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

From a good Flat family; positives to take from both his runs and did well to finish second at Taunton (good to soft) given how keenly he raced; must have a chance.

7/2

2nd

11

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:45 Taunton

Light Sentence

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

From a good Flat family and shaped with significant promise when third over C&D (good) on debut 18 days ago; has a fighting chance if able to build on that performance today.

12/1

3rd

6

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:35 Taunton

Light Sentence

10st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Signy

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along and briefly led over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

14,000euros foal, 40,000euros 3yo; second foal; dam placed in 2m4f maiden hurdle, out of 2m4f bumper-winning sister to the smart Back In Focus; the fact he makes his debut in a hood strikes a cautionary note but his yard has a healthy strike-rate in bumpers and the betting could be informative.

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

1st

20

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Tune In A Box

10st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom Lacey

midfield

16/1

1st

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Tune In A Box

11st 8lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Comfortable wins this season in first two handicaps (2m7f/3m, soft) then narrowly denied hat-trick at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) four weeks ago; he's another 3lb higher today but this 5yo could still have more to offer.

5/4

2nd

7

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Tune In A Box

11st 5lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

6/5

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Comfortably made all on debut in Irish mares' maiden point (3m, yielding) in November and sold for £170,000 the following month; has joined a top yard for her rules career and has to be respected, even taking on males.

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

0

1

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:05 Wincanton

Annie K

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Bought for £170,000 after comfortably making all in an Irish point (yielding); free to post and during the race when a remote fifth in a bumper at Taunton in March; now hooded and has had wind surgery; entitled to do better.

4/1

5th

5

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:35 Taunton

Annie K

10st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

keen to post, raced freely, led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

15/8

OUR TIP

Form: 04

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten only about 9l when 11th of 12 at Ascot (1m7f, good) on debut and heavy ground may not have suited at Exeter since, but he needs to step up on that debut form if he's to come out on top here.

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

5th

1

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:23 Plumpton

Bar Thyme

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Minor form in bumpers and now clearly flattered by his debut effort at Ascot when under 9l off the winner; others preferred.

25/1

6th

2

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:35 Taunton

Bar Thyme

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along 6f out, weakened from 4f out

12/1

4th

1

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:50 Exeter

Bar Thyme

11st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Half-brother to useful jumpers Jepeck and Western Jo; not beaten far when 11th of 12 at Ascot (good) in October but never really looked likely to land a telling blow there.

8/1

Form: 3

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair third of five when 40-1 on debut at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) in November and he's open to improvement, but it's needed today.

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

9th

6

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Taunton

Haafbourd

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

midfield, not fluent 5th, not fluent 6th

33/1

6th

4

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Warwick

Haafbourd

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

towards rear

250/1

7th

6

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Haafbourd

11st 1lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Not beaten far when third of five in Fakenham bumper in November but struggled on his first two hurdling attempts.

100/1

66/1

Form: 7

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

25-1, soundly beaten in mid-division on debut at Fontwell (2m1f, good to soft) in January; others have much stronger claims.

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

4

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:35 Ffos Las

Cocardier

11st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alan Jones

Attracted the attention of the stewards when keeping on steadily for third on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in January and was not beaten that far in his other two qualifying races; ideally needs to learn to settle better but is open to improvement in handicaps and will be feared if strong in the betting.

16/1

3rd

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:05 Wincanton

Cocardier

11st 7lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Alan Jones

Tailed off in two bumpers but caught the eye of the stewards when 15l third on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy); tried in cheekpieces that day and again when fifth of 12 in maiden at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) 11 days ago, showing further modest form so he looks best watched for now.

33/1

5th

2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Cocardier

11st 7lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Alan Jones

Trainer-owned 7yo; tailed off in two bumpers but caught the eye of the stewards when a 15l third on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) when tried in cheekpieces; that's something to build but likely to be placed at best.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £177.00
Straight Forecast £142.20
Trifecta £1088.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Act Of Authority

WEST COUNTRY:

Annie K

The Times:

Secret Squirrel

D Express:

Secret Squirrel

RP Ratings:

Act Of Authority

TOPSPEED:

Act Of Authority

POSTDATA:

Act Of Authority

The Guardian:

Act Of Authority

Daily Mail:

Act Of Authority

Telegraph:

Annie K

Daily Mirror:

Annie K

The Sun:

Annie K

The Star:

Annie K

Daily Record:

Annie K