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Virgin Bet Daily Money Back Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 3m 0f 84y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Virgin Bet Daily Money Back Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 02112U BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

The last time he ran over hurdles saw him win a big-field 2m5f handicap on good ground at Cheltenham in November (off 12lb lower); nearly followed up over fences and was going well when unseating three out at Navan; unlikely to be far away.

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2nd

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Sweet Will

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

led, joined 2nd, led again 6th, 2 lengths ahead after last, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

3rd

3

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Sweet Will

11st 8lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

raced in second

10/1

Form: 44-5P2 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Did well last season as a staying chaser and ran a pleasing race on his return to hurdling in a 2m7f novice at Chepstow (good to soft), only succumbing to a lightly-raced improver; strongly considered off a handy mark.

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3rd

4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

The Newest One

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Winning chaser who belatedly got off the mark over hurdles with an easy win in a Chepstow novice (2m7f, heavy; 11-8f) in December; only seventh in a Cheltenham handicap next time but he was placed in a Grade 2 event at Doncaster (3m, good) on his last outing and has leading claims on that form; key player.

2/1

3rd

9

27th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

The Newest One

11st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Winning chaser who belatedly got off the mark over hurdles in a Chepstow novice (2m7f, heavy; 11-8f); only seventh next time in a 3m Cheltenham handicap and he's not got the obvious profile for a race of this nature.

12/1

Form: 4-5463

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

His chasing debut in October was disappointing and hasn't really threatened in three subsequent runs over hurdles; looked a hard ride the last time; may need his sights lowered.

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4th

4

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Hasty Parisian

11st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Just 1-20 over hurdles for Milton Harris/Anthony Charlton and has not been firing on all cylinders since returning from a break in the autumn; starts off for new trainer on a good mark and with conditions to suit but still needs today's headgear switch to perk him up.

14/1

5

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Hasty Parisian

11st 11lb

T: Harriet Dickin

4th

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Hasty Parisian

11st 1lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

took keen hold, led, not fluent 1st, headed but prominent 6th, not fluent and lost position 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, soon no impression

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 24-441

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Ran moderately on his previous attempt at this trip but looked all the better for further wind surgery when staying on strongly over 2m4f at Ffos Las (good to soft); won his bumper on good ground and has to be on the shortlist following a fair 4lb rise.

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1st

1

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Bumpy Johnson

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Didn't really take to chasing and when back over hurdles at Wincanton (2m5f) he perhaps found the heavy ground against him; won on good and good to soft over 2m4f last season and he probably stays 3m; nothing wrong with his mark.

12/1

5th

1

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

15:15 Wincanton

Bumpy Johnson

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Pipe

Dual hurdle winner at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft/good) towards end of last season, latterly off today's mark; lacked fluency and was safely held in two chases in the autumn but ought to be seen to better effect now back over hurdles; unraced on heavy ground but handles soft well.

14/1

Form: 57F2P6 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Five of his six wins over hurdles have come at Uttoxeter; stays 3m well and has run okay in two of his last three starts, but remains to be seen what he'll make of new headgear (replacing a visor).

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2nd

2

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

19:55 Fontwell

Sirobbie

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

prominent, ridden after 3 out, went second but drifted left run-in, pressed winner towards finish, stayed on

11/4

1st

1

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Sirobbie

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

Six-time hurdle winner at up to 3m1f; well below par on his last two starts but showed at both Ludlow in January and Newbury in February that he retains ability; handy mark and down in grade; not written off.

5/1

11th

14

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Sirobbie

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Close third in this 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark so dangerous to entirely dismiss; that said, he was in much better form coming into last year's race.

16/1

Form: 53-235

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

In career-best form last season despite his advancing years but he's not fired as he can in his last two starts some 92 days apart; worth taking on.

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1st

1

28th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

15:10 Fontwell

Hunters Call

12st 1lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Olly Murphy

Still capable of fine efforts, as he showed when narrowly beaten at Ayr last month; remains on a fair mark, despite top weight, but could again prove vulnerable for win purposes.

11/2

2nd

2

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

16:10 Ayr

Hunters Call

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Old-timer who was still capable of useful form last season, finishing third of four in this race; however, age may now be catching up with him and he hasn't found much under pressure on his last two outings; opposable.

7/1

6th

1

4th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

15:50 Doncaster

Hunters Call

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

In career-best form last season despite his advancing years but he's not fired as he can in his last two starts some 92 days apart; worth taking on.

14/1

Form: 23F1

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Going well when falling three out on his handicap debut at Sedgefield and bounced back with a maiden success at Ffos Las (2m6f, good to soft), albeit in no more than workmanlike fashion despite going off odds-on; probably needs a step up on that form back in a handicap.

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7th

11

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Snipe

10st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Sent chasing for this second campaign under rules and it's gone well, notably at Aintree (3m1f, soft; unraced on heavy) on Boxing Day for his second chase win; that was smooth, asserting well from two out, and he got going much too late when creditable second on good ground at Doncaster (3m) three weeks ago, so this greater test of stamina makes serious appeal for him.

6/1

2nd

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Snipe

10st 6lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Made smooth headway before asserting at Aintree (3m1f, soft) on Boxing Day and is now 2-4 over fences; still has something to prove on good ground but is probably still on the upgrade; good chance.

4/1

1st

5

26th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 3

14:15 Aintree

Snipe

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Chasing this term, comfortably taking a five-runner handicap at Southwell (3m, good to soft) on first attempt; not discredited next time and good second to No But I Will at Wetherby (3m, soft) latest, so he's firmly in the mix.

5/1

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Selections

Telegraph:

Sweet Will

SPOTLIGHT:

Bumpy Johnson

POSTDATA:

The Newest One

The Star:

Snipe

Daily Mail:

Sweet Will

D Express:

Sweet Will

Daily Mirror:

Sweet Will

Daily Record:

Sweet Will

RP Ratings:

Bumpy Johnson

TOPSPEED:

Bumpy Johnson

WEST COUNTRY:

Bumpy Johnson

The Sun:

Bumpy Johnson

The Times:

The Newest One

The Guardian:

The Newest One