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6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4/6

Last run: 133 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Joined Fergal O'Brien after Irish point win in December 2021 and was only beaten about 13l when sixth of eight in much stronger maiden hurdle than this at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) in October; had wind op during subsequent break; should have more to offer.

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4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Young Buster

11st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Hit the ground running over fences with a hat-trick in handicaps (2m4f-2m7f) and this prominent racer was clear when clouting three out at Doncaster in January (3m, good; fine on softer; first run in cheekpieces); there was sufficient promise in that run to suggest he remains on a workable mark; respected.

14/1

3rd

2

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Young Buster

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Kept on stoutly to score at Kelso (2m6f, heavy) last month and is now 3-3 over fences; also suited by good ground and could have more improvement to come if aided by the addition of cheekpieces; major player.

9/2

20/1

  • Place: £6.10

Form: 67

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on in heavy-ground course bumper in January and also displayed promise when seventh of 15 on hurdling debut here (2m, soft) later that month; moves up in trip today; not ruled out each-way.

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6th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Lelant

11st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Had a near miss over hurdles at Taunton (2m3f, good) in November but he's not gone on from that and was a remote fourth here (2m, heavy) last month; that took his hurdling record to 0-8 and he needs this switch to fences to reinvigorate him; tongue-tie added.

13/2

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11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 7U3

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair stayer on the Flat; well beaten on hurdle debut in December but was in contention for a place before coming to grief at penultimate flight at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) in January and was respectable third (albeit well held) at Warwick (2m, good) last month; back up in trip here; each-way claims at least.

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2nd

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:18 Sedgefield

Byron Hill

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Patrick Neville

Three Flat wins (1m6f-2m; good/good to firm) prior to being sold out of Richard Hughes's yard for 22,000gns; twice placed over hurdles (0-4), including in a Ffos Las maiden (2m4f, good; 9-2); interesting type for Patrick Neville, with Sam Twiston-Davies an eyecatching jockey booking.

11/2

0

1

(3)

29th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newmarket (July)

Byron Hill

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Richard Hughes

No match for the winner when second of four at Pontefract (2m1f, good to firm) 17 days ago but that was a big step back in the right direction and he's on a handy mark; first-time blinkers replace the cheekpieces adopted last time; possible contender.

7/1

Form:

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a sister to high-class jumper Oscar Whisky and changed hands for £200,000 after very promising Irish point debut in November 2021; not seen again until finishing down the field in Chepstow bumper in November but remains an interesting prospect; market may guide.

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1st

1

28th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

13:40 Fontwell

Not Long Left

11st 3lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

didn't always jump with fluency, jumped slightly right throughout, made all, hung left when ridden after last, stayed on

8/11

2nd

4

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Not Long Left

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

led, pushed along after 3 out, ridden when disputed lead last, no extra final 110yds

14/1

4th

8

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Ffos Las

Not Long Left

11st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, led

10/1

Form: 58

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has a good jumping pedigree and shaped with promise when fifth of eight in good-ground Ascot bumper in November but his run at Wincanton (good to soft) on Boxing Day was less encouraging and improvement is required on today's hurdling debut.

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8

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Warwick

Table Thirty Four

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Has good jumping pedigree and made quite encouraging hurdle debut when fifth of 13 at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) this month; has quite a bit to find here but is worth keeping an eye on with the future in mind.

16/1

5th

11

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Ffos Las

Table Thirty Four

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

midfield

12/1

8th

10

26th Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:45 Wincanton

Table Thirty Four

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Underwent wind surgery before his debut at Ascot and also ran in a tongue-tie; made no impression in the end but, at 4-1, better was seemingly expected of him; may do better.

7/1

Form: 8P6

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled-up outsider on hurdling debut in December and showed no significant promise when completing at Bangor (2m, good to soft) last month; moves up in trip here.

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2nd

1

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Mister Barclay

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Tom Symonds

Came good over hurdles at tenth attempt, with hard-fought win at Exeter (2m7f, heavy) last month; still unexposed over this sort of trip and open to improvement over fences; shortlisted.

11/2

1st

9

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Mister Barclay

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Tom Symonds

Placed on three of his five appearances this season, most recently when second to unexposed subsequent winner at Wetherby (3m, soft) last month; could still have more to offer over staying trips and helps to give his connections a good hand in this race.

7/1

2nd

3

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Mister Barclay

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Tom Symonds

Below form at Hereford (2m5f) last month and now 0-8 over hurdles but was placed over 2m3f here on consecutive appearances beforehand and could plausibly have untapped potential over 3m.

9/2

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Eighth foal; brother to a French hurdle/chase winner, half-brother to four winners including a French Listed hurdle winner and an Italian Grade 2 chase winner; dam French hurdle/chase winner; newcomer from a respected stable; well worth a glance in the betting.

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0

2

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

14:00 Huntingdon

Rajaran

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

in touch with leaders, slightly hampered 6th, bad mistake 11th, soon towards rear

9/1

0

7

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 5

13:15 Wincanton

Rajaran

11st 3lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

There's potential in his pedigree and the way he kept on for a 19l fifth at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) last month suggests he could improve for this step up in trip on handicap debut; could be a leading player.

5/1

Form: 7

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in an Irish point in December but showed only minor promise (albeit in stronger race than this) on recent hurdling debut at Sandown (2m, good to soft); needs to take a good step forward over today's longer trip.

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7th

6

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:50 Catterick

Invictus Allen

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Left disappointing chase/handicap debut a long way behind when clear second to next-time-out winner at Ffos Las (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces); didn't appear to get home over 3m5f at Fakenham and remains capable of better; cheekpieces sported the last twice are removed.

3/1

4th

8

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:40 Fakenham

Invictus Allen

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Unexposed after only five rules starts and left disappointing chase/handicap debut a long way behind when clear second to next-time-out winner at Ffos Las (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month; moves up in trip again here and could still have a lot more to offer.

4/1

100/1

Form: 00-5

Last run: 276 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Struggled in two bumpers in early 2022 and also when 150-1 for hurdling debut here (2m, good) last June.

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5th

13

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:50 Ludlow

Tara Haze

10st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Phillip Dando

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 4 out, pushed along 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

66/1

8th

12

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Tara Haze

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Yet to show any significant promise after two bumper runs and two hurdle runs (2m/2m4f).

200/1

9th

15

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Ffos Las

Tara Haze

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

towards rear of midfield, mistake 3rd

100/1

Form: 9P

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Struggled when 150-1 for recent hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) and makes no appeal here; sports first-time cheekpieces.

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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: 7

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Small-field point winner last spring; never looked dangerous but was beaten only about 30l in good-quality Cheltenham maiden (2m4f, good to soft) on rules debut in January; ought to play a much more prominent role in this easier race.

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5th

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

15:20 Huntingdon

G A Henty

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

pressed leader

6/1

Form: 607

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in both bumpers in the autumn and made just a mildly encouraging hurdle debut when midfield at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) in January; probably one for further down the line.

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5

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Rajjamataz

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

0-10 but good second in handicap hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last April and ran well when fifth on chase debut at Leicester (2m4f, soft) in January, when in front jumping the final fence; could be aided by the slightly shorter trip today and this 6yo is one to be interested in.

5/1

Form: 68

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

With a good stable but was unable to justify prominence in the betting when well beaten on bumper debut in November and was always towards rear over C&D (soft) on hurdling debut six weeks ago.

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5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ran big race in defeat when fitted with cheekpieces for last month's chasing debut at Southwell (3m, heavy), and bumped into a progressive subsequent winner when well-held second at Leicester (2m6f, soft) 23 days ago; likely contender here.

11/4

2nd

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Took a step in a positive direction when switching to fences at Southwell (3m, heavy; runner-up in first-time cheekpieces) last month; 3lb higher but is lightly raced and open to further improvement from this lowly mark; rates as the most obvious threat to Montgomery.

11/4

2nd

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, headway and pressed winner on turn before 2 out, not fluent and lost ground 2 out, rallied and joined winner run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

11/2

Form: /4-420

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in good-ground bumpers but the form isn't anything to get too excited about, and she was tailed off (albeit on soft ground) over C&D on hurdling debut in December.

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0

8

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Orange Gina

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Showed some ability in bumpers last year but unplaced all five hurdling starts; pulled up when upped to 2m7f at Worcester last month and effectively 6lb higher here; very difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

0

11

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Orange Gina

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Nikki Evans

Not beaten far when ninth of 12 here (2m4f, good) on handicap debut two months ago, having made the running, but is effectively 1lb higher today and needs to improve for the step up in trip.

33/1

9th

12

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:28 Worcester

Orange Gina

10st 7lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Little to show for three efforts over hurdles but may do better now handicapping, bearing in mind she showed ability (including a second) in bumpers at this track last summer.

25/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Young Buster

POSTDATA:

G A Henty

The Times:

Byron Hill

WEST COUNTRY:

G A Henty

Telegraph:

G A Henty

RP Ratings:

Young Buster

D Express:

Young Buster

Daily Mirror:

Young Buster

The Star:

Young Buster

The Sun:

Byron Hill

Daily Record:

Byron Hill