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17:00 Wincanton

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Salisbury Hospice Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2178.4
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Salisbury Hospice Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 22 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up on Irish point debut a year ago and in 13-runner bumpers at Chepstow (good to soft) and Doncaster (good) this season; a very obvious contender here.

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10th

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

17:20 Kelso

Go West

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, led

11/2

1st

3

9th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

17:00 Wincanton

Go West

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

made all, increased tempo 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden and 7 lengths ahead over 1f out, pushed out final 110yds, eased towards finish

9/4

2nd

4

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:25 Doncaster

Go West

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Went close in sole Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) last March and runner-up on bumper debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) in November; open to improvement for top trainer and he's a strong candidate.

15/8

9/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 54

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bettered underwhelming debut and was prominent for a long way when fourth of 17 over C&D (good to soft) on Boxing Day; that form has worked out well and this race looks easier; good chance.

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4th

2

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Kempton

Bentleys Return

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Placed in two bumpers towards end of last season and built upon encouraging hurdle debut when third of 13 in Plumpton maiden (2m4f, good to soft; unraced on anything slower) in December, form that has recently been well advertised by the runner-up; makes handicap debut here; respected.

7/1

3rd

2

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:40 Plumpton

Bentleys Return

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Placed in two bumpers in the spring and recovered from significant mid-race jumping error to take very respectable third on seasonal/hurdle debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in October; likely contender here.

3/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 5

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler A Distant Place; dam French Flat winner, half-sister to a French Grade 1 chase winner; showed his inexperience but also some significant ability when keeping-on fifth in above-average race at Uttoxeter (good) in November; can improve; shortlisted.

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2nd

12

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Pic Roc

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Progressing fast, and he followed a win in a 2m3f novice at Ascot (good to soft) in February with an excellent second of 17 to a stablemate in the EBF Final over C&D (soft) in March; up 5lb but that looks strong form (third-placed Emailandy won well next time) and he's high on the list again.

6/1

2nd

5

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Pic Roc

11st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

A better horse now than when behind Fire Flyer in December; only narrowly outpointed by the penalised Hasthing at Catterick (soft) before a strong finish saw him get the better of the smart Inthewaterside (also penalised) in a 2m3f novice at Ascot (good to soft); improving all the time and has to rate a strong contender.

8/1

1st

10

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

13:15 Ascot

Pic Roc

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Placed in two bumpers last spring (both on good to soft) and has since laid a sound foundation for his hurdling career, giving the impression he might have won at Catterick (2m3f, soft; first two well clear) five weeks ago with a slicker jump at the last; likely to continue on an upward curve.

12/1

Form: 7

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Out of a fairly useful 1m2f Flat winner; stayed on for respectable seventh of 18 against own sex here (good to soft) last month but needs to improve to land a telling blow today.

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Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£25,000 3yo; fourth foal; half-brother to useful chaser Shanty Alley; dam 2m3f-3m hurdle winner, half-sister to two hurdle winners; stable has good strike-rate in bumpers (17%); can't be ignored.

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9th

13

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Court In The Act

10st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Hammered about 10l by Fiercely Proud when they met in a maiden earlier this season but does have an 11lb pull with the Pauling horse and he's improved since, winning a Kempton maiden that's worked out well (on good) before running respectably behind an odds-on shot at Ludlow; unlikely that he's the worst handicapped of these.

10/1

2nd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Court In The Act

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Won Fontwell bumper (2m1f, good) last October and built upon his hurdle debut second at Hereford (2m, good) when making all at Kempton (2m, good) on Boxing Day; leading claims under 7lb penalty provided he handles conditions (unproven on ground slower than good).

6/4

1st

1

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:05 Kempton

Court In The Act

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Progressed well in bumpers, winning in convincing style at Fontwell (good) in October; pleasing debut over hurdles six weeks later when second of 13 at Hereford (2m, good) behind a useful rival who has since followed up under a penalty; open to improvement and has rock-solid credentials.

7/2

Form: 65

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed promise on both starts for Tom Weston but significant improvement is required on today's stable debut.

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5

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Stratford

Elusive Enemy

11st 8lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Alexander Gibbons

Pulled hard when second in a 2m maiden at Worcester (good) and did the same when faring less well on his return visit; bit risky on handicap debut, especially with the hood removed.

12/1

8th

10

28th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:58 Worcester

Elusive Enemy

10st 13lb

J: Mr James Jeavons

T: Alexander Gibbons

Not much in three bumpers or on hurdling debut but different story when second over C&D six weeks ago, despite pulling hard for much of the race; form of that event ordinary but repeat puts him in with each-way claims.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; half-brother to bumper winner Meep Meep Mag; dam unraced half-sister to useful Irish jumper Ponmeoath; stable does pretty well in bumpers (12% strike-rate); no surprise if he features.

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7th

4

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

Dreadpoetssociety

11st 4lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

jumped slightly left early, in touch with leaders, bumped rival 1st

6/1

6th

3

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:20 Plumpton

Dreadpoetssociety

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Chris Gordon

Pulled up on hurdling debut at Fontwell on Boxing Day and didn't achieve much when fifth of six in uncompetitive C&D novice last month.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam third in French 2m1f hurdles, half-sister to a French Listed hurdle winner; probably best watched on debut.

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2nd

7

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Barford Groover

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

held up in rear, good headway over 2f out, edged left when challenging over 1f out, soon bumped rival, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, no extra towards finish

100/1

8th

9

9th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

17:00 Wincanton

Barford Groover

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden and no impression from 4f out

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; half-sister to stable's useful chaser Numitor; dam unplaced in bumpers; rare bumper runner for stable; others appeal more on paper.

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9th

7

12th Apr 2023

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:35 Southwell

The Pit Popsy

11st 0lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Heather Main

took keen hold, midfield on outer, ridden and no impression from 4f out

100/1

9th

6

9th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

17:00 Wincanton

The Pit Popsy

10st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Heather Main

held up in rear, never going well

25/1

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