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Call Star Sports On 08000 521321 Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Call Star Sports On 08000 521321 Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0-1521 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Good-ground bumper winner who has improved steadily in novice hurdles, most recently making all at Newcastle (2m1f, soft) where he was dropped back in trip; leading player even with a 7lb penalty.

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19

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Densworth

10st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Reappeared after long absence (wind surgery) to record career-best when running away with 2m Doncaster handicap last month but reportedly unsuited by tacky ground at Aintree and pulled up; cheekpieces now fitted.

12/1

7

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Densworth

11st 9lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Early reminder and soon pulled up in this race last year but wide-margin winner of both starts at about 2m either side of that, the latest at Doncaster (heavy) after wind surgery; up 10lb in a better race but has to be respected with conditions no issue.

10/1

1st

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Densworth

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Dual novice winner last season (2m1f/2m); absent since running as though something was amiss on handicap debut at last season's Aintree festival but still has potential; had wind op last August; contender if fully tuned up.

5/1

40/1

  • Place: £8.90

Form: 5-00

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Remote fifth in bumper and two duck eggs over hurdles; nothing to recommend her.

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13

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Starlight Glance

10st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

in rear, lost action and pulled up after 1st

16/1

2nd

10

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Starlight Glance

10st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

midfield

40/1

100/1

  • Place: £19.70

Form: 07-0P

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Holds poor claims on form (bumpers/hurdles); easily opposed.

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8

8th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Rubys Pearl

10st 3lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Seven-race maiden who has been beaten 22l and 18l in her two handicaps (2m; soft/good); has to step up.

14/1

7th

8

15th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:15 Southwell

Rubys Pearl

10st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Certainly didn't run badly when fourth on eight on handicap debut at Fakenham (2m, soft) last month but was beaten about 22l in the end and others have more pressing claims here.

14/1

4th

7

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:07 Fakenham

Rubys Pearl

10st 11lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

pressed leader, ridden before 2 out, outpaced and well held when lost third approaching last

14/1

Form: 31-3 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Solid record in three races at Market Rasen, with bumper win (for Laura Morgan) flanked by two placed efforts, latest in 2m novice hurdle on Boxing Day; one of the main players on form.

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1

6th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

18:15 Uttoxeter

The Wild Westerner

12st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Kate Hazard

Bumper winner in June 2021 (2m, good to soft); fair form in novice/maiden hurdles at up to 2m4f; down in trip but no easy task on handicap debut.

9/1

6th

10

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

The Wild Westerner

11st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Kate Hazard

raced in second

20/1

4th

8

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

The Wild Westerner

11st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Kate Hazard

took keen hold, prominent

13/2

Form: 800

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

In excellent hands but appears to be one of the stable's lesser lights having suffered three heavy defeats; may be more interesting when switched to handicaps.

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5th

8

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:55 Ludlow

Robynson

10st 6lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

In excellent hands but he's offered little in four runs in this sphere and was pulled up on his handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f) 24 days ago; the fitting of first-time cheekpieces need to spark a major improvement.

10/1

7th

8

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:22 Chepstow

Robynson

10st 10lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Unable to land a significant blow in three novice/maiden hurdles this season (2m-2m1f) but makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark and the step up in trip may unlock improvement; watch the market.

4/1

5th

7

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Robynson

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 48-37

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Inconsistent form in four starts, best efforts when fourth in Wincanton bumper and third in Exeter novice hurdle (2m, good); has frame possibilities if running to that level.

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2nd

10

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Hunting Brook

11st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Formerly with Emma Lavelle; won his first two for Gordon Elliott (handicaps at 3m and 2m5f) but could be high in the weights now and has something to find with Milk Market on their recent Bellewstown clash; blinkers added.

12/1

5th

2

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Hunting Brook

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders before 2 out, no impression approaching last

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1-1432 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 112 on good ground, the wins gained on first two runs (bumper/hurdle); creditable second to useful rival at Warwick (2m) back on sound surface last time; respected if the going doesn't ease.

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3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:25 Warwick

Gitche Gumee

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Sole hurdles win was in a Stratford novice (2m, good) in October 2022 and he's been beaten around 16l in his two chase runs; mark continues to fall and is still early days in this sphere but he needs improvement back from a break; cheekpieces added.

13/2

3rd

7

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:15 Doncaster

Gitche Gumee

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

midfield, mistake 1st, hit 4th

11/2

4th

3

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Gitche Gumee

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Bumper/novice winner and should be well handicapped on his second at Warwick in February; fell next time and below par when last seen, but he's bred for fences.

9/4

Form: 05

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Raced in two bumpers in the autumn, better effort when fifth of 15 at Ludlow latest having made the running; needs another step forward but that is possible; related to several jumps winners.

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6th

10

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Gieves

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Ben Pauling

Won a Worcester maiden in a first-time hood last September but that aid is now left off after finishing well behind Solar System at Fontwell.

16/1

6th

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Gieves

11st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Ben Pauling

The combination of a first-time hood and more patient tactics were offered as an explanation for the improved form shown when a clearcut winner at Worcester (2m maiden) in September; has run to a similar level (on RPR's) over further since; probably a shade high in the handicap.

12/1

9th

8

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Gieves

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Pauling

in touch with leaders, mistake 3rd, headway when bad mistake and nearly lost jockey 3 out

7/1

Form: 58

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten long way in C&D maiden last month, failing to match the form of his bumper effort last spring; best watched.

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3

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

Glenton

11st 6lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Showed promise in a course bumper on debut last May (in a hood; refitted for the first time since) but has been beaten a long way and pulled up in two hurdle runs; ordinary handicaps the next step.

100/1

4

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Glenton

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

held up in rear, mistake and stumbled 1st, jumped right 3rd

33/1

8th

5

8th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:10 Southwell

Glenton

11st 7lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

20/1

Form: 4P

Last run: 183 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flat winner in 2021 for Roger Charlton but wasn't in anything like the same form last year, including over hurdles, for the Charalambous/Clutterbuck yard; something to prove on debut for Claire Dyson.

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6

8th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:25 Uttoxeter

Keeper

10st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Claire Dyson

Flat winner in 2021 for Roger Charlton but wasn't in anything like the same form last year for a different yard, including over hurdles; made a quiet debut for this trainer in a novice hurdle three months ago and has had further wind surgery in the meantime; plenty to prove.

20/1

6

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Keeper

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Claire Dyson

raced wide, took keen hold, in touch with leaders

40/1

5

4th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:50 Fontwell

Keeper

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

always towards rear, slow jump 2nd, jumped left 3rd, mistake and ridden 6th, soon struggling and lost touch, pulled up 2 out

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £2215.00
Straight Forecast £912.10
Trifecta £52746.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gitche Gumee

POSTDATA:

Densworth

Telegraph:

The Wild Westerner

RP Ratings:

Gitche Gumee

The Times:

Gitche Gumee

The Guardian:

Gitche Gumee

Daily Mail:

Gitche Gumee

D Express:

Gitche Gumee

The Sun:

Gitche Gumee

Daily Record:

Gitche Gumee

WEST COUNTRY:

Densworth

Daily Mirror:

Densworth

The Star:

Densworth