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Virgin Bet Best Odds Daily Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 2m 3f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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Virgin Bet Best Odds Daily Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38

Form: 453

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Point runner-up who has shown promise over hurdles, notably when third over of ten over C&D (good) 36 days ago; open to further progress; likely to go well.

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

7th

9

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

14:05 Doncaster

Gentle Frank

10st 6lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Lightly raced 7yo who impressed when winning a novice hurdle here (2m3f, good) in March and could improve for last month's chase debut here (3m, good); however, he was well beaten and this is a tough race in which to bounce back.

12/1

4th

1

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

Gentle Frank

12st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Not always fluent over hurdles but won easily at this course (2m3f, good) in March and looks interesting back here on chase/handicap debut; should take to this game, having shown promise in points.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-25 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Created good impression when easily winning Exeter bumper (good to soft) on rules debut last March; satisfactory start to his hurdle career when second to the useful Chianto Classico at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in December and pulled too hard when stepped up to to around 3m at Uttoxeter since; given another chance back down in trip.

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

6th

9

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

13:15 Haydock

Park Hill Dancer

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Took a while to get the hang of hurdling (beaten at 11-10 three times in succession) but rattled off a quick double in May and was impressive at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) on the second occasion; an 8lb rise since looks fair enough and he returns from six months off with his stable on fire.

7/2

1st

4

28th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Park Hill Dancer

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Came clear with his market rival when taking a 2m4f good-ground maiden at Huntingdon 17 days ago; handicap debut and this mark doesn't look too challenging.

2/1

1st

4

11th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:40 Huntingdon

Park Hill Dancer

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

took keen hold, held up in rear and in touch with leaders, went third 3 out, went second and going best when challenging 2 out, good jump and led narrowly last, ridden and kept on run-in, just prevailed

13/8

Form: 33- BF

Last run: 331 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Changed hands for £180,000 after an Irish point win in November 2021; third in a bumper and 2m5f maiden hurdle for Gavin Cromwell in Ireland last spring; his price dropped considerably to £16,500 when sent to auction again in the autumn but he retains potential for his new yard.

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

10th

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:45 Huntingdon

Champagne Town

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 5th

20/1

Form: 59-09U

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Showed only minor promise in six hurdle starts in Ireland; looks up against it on his first outing for a new yard.

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

3rd

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:05 Plumpton

Saved By The River

11st 4lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, outpaced 4 out, no impression before 3 out

66/1

9th

11

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Saved By The River

10st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Belied 33-1 odds when placed at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in June, his fourth start for Seamus Mullins, but didn't fire over that C&D on latest outing and is now 0-11 over hurdles.

16/1

5th

7

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Saved By The River

10st 7lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Ex-Irish maiden who's had 14 races; penultimate start was one of his better efforts, when third of eight over C&D, and he was not disgraced in blinkers when trying 3m2f on latest; place hopes.

12/1

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Gentle Frank

SPOTLIGHT:

Park Hill Dancer

Telegraph:

Champagne Town

POSTDATA:

Gentle Frank

The Times:

Gentle Frank

The Sun:

Gentle Frank

The Star:

Gentle Frank

RP Ratings:

Park Hill Dancer

Daily Mail:

Park Hill Dancer

Daily Mirror:

Park Hill Dancer

Daily Record:

Park Hill Dancer

The Guardian:

Champagne Town

D Express:

Champagne Town