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Virgin Bet Best Odds Daily Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Virgin Bet Best Odds Daily Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 98F56

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Fell on hurdling debut and well beaten the last twice, albeit showing ability on both occasions before weakening on heavy/soft ground; tongue tie goes on for handicap debut and he could improve if the going is less testing this time; interesting to see what the betting makes of him in relation to stable companion High Roller.

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5th

4

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:15 Perth

Artic Row

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Hasn't always been foot perfect over fences but he's won all three completed starts and was nicely on top in the latest at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft); progressive, and breeding offers plenty of optimism for him staying this longer trip.

9/2

1st

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Artic Row

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Has suffered a couple of mishaps since switched to chasing in the autumn but won over C&D (soft) both times he completed; raised another 7lb since digging deep to repel Monochromix here last month but he travelled well for a long way and the front pair drew a long way clear of the others; likely contender.

11/4

1st

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Artic Row

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Won quite stylishly over C&D (soft) on what was effectively his seasonal/chase debut in December and was in contention for a place at least before penultimate-fence fall at Kelso (2m5f, soft) last month; remains very much of interest.

11/4

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 444576

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

No wins in 11 starts over hurdles and well beaten over C&D (heavy) on latest start in January; handicap mark on the slide but others are much less exposed.

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6th

10

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Fathers Advice

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

took keen hold, prominent

8/1

10

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Fathers Advice

11st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

Now 0-23 after weakening tamely to be a remote third over 2m4f at Ayr when tried in cheekpieces; soft ground was no excuse on that occasion; others have more going for them.

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 853453

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Winless in 21 starts over hurdles but has shaped well in all three runs for current yard, including when third on latest outing at Musselburgh (2m, soft) in January; claims on that form but his lack of wins is offputting; 2lb wrong.

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8th

8

(9)

25th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:30 Musselburgh

My Macho Man

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Katie Scott

Winless since his 3yo debut and has regressed under both codes in recent times; opposable.

10/1

10th

5

(6)

15th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 6

20:00 Hamilton

My Macho Man

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Katie Scott

Winless since his 3yo debut and has regressed under both codes in recent times; won't mind the softer ground, down another 3lb and going without the usual headgear by way of a change.

20/1

7th

3

(1)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

15:05 Musselburgh

My Macho Man

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Katie Scott

Debut AW winner (1m) who is on a 29-race losing run; last of seven when stepped up to 1m5f at Ayr latest; has finished runner-up over C&D (soft) previously; given a chance by the handicapper now, so not written off.

20/1

Form: -62338

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Maiden over hurdles but placed in three of six outings; fair effort when third on handicap debut over C&D (heavy) two starts ago but below that level of form when eighth at Carlisle latest; bit to prove after that display.

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0

10

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Hashtag Lord

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: James Ewart

Well handicapped on last season's hurdle form and he was a fair fourth on his chase debut here in November; however, he was disappointing when back over hurdles at Newcastle three weeks ago and the first-time tongue-tie needs to be the catalyst for a return to form.

11/1

6th

6

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

Hashtag Lord

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Some fair efforts earlier this year among his first few handicap hurdles (including on heavy), and likewise on last month's chase and seasonal debut; returns to hurdles on a reduced mark and could be involved.

6/1

Form: 23450

Last run: 75 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Signs of ability but tailed off over 2m4f last time in a tongue tie (left off here); subsequent wind surgery needs to have a positive effect.

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7th

11

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

14:50 Kelso

Ginger Pointe

10st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

in touch with leaders on outer

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: FP-523

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; 0-5 over hurdles but placed on both starts in handicaps on heavy/good to soft; should go well again but suspicion that one or two others may be better treated.

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6th

2

11th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Ayr

Barnabas Collins

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Bumper winner; 0-5 over hurdles but placed on both starts in handicaps on heavy/good to soft; should go well again but suspicion that one or two others may be better treated.

13/2

3rd

9

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Barnabas Collins

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

prominent

5/1

Form: 6546-7

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in five starts over hurdles, latterly beaten a long way over 2m1f at Carlisle (good to soft); makes little appeal from 2lb out of the weights.

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0

9

(7)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Toutatis

9st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ewan Whillans

slowly away, held up in rear

14/1

6th

5

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

18:35 Musselburgh

Toutatis

9st 1lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Ewan Whillans

raced in second

14/1

8th

8

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 32y

Class 6

19:35 Carlisle

Toutatis

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ewan Whillans

Remains winless but he posted a good second of seven in 1m5f Ayr handicap three weeks ago; possibilities.

7/1

Form: 87790-

Last run: 457 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Little impact in five starts over hurdles, the last of them on handicap debut in December 2021; not hard to oppose after his long absence.

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4th

12

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Get Em In

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Maurice Barnes

Fair effort when third in a 2m4f novice chase on this card last season (2m4f, good to soft); hasn't shown anything this year (ran out on second occasion); plenty to prove.

40/1

7

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:45 Catterick

Get Em In

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

11-race maiden who ran out at the first fence at Musselburgh last month and is 13lb out of the handicap today; others are preferred.

50/1

9

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Get Em In

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Ten-race maiden who lacks solid form claims; pulled up over 2m4f here on latest start and tried 3m time before; 3lb out of the handicap.

25/1

Form: -70507

Last run: 127 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Irish challenger; 0-10 over hurdles; won Sligo claimer on the Flat last summer but mainly struggled since; well beaten on the Flat when last seen in November; plenty to prove.

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11th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Gamigin

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

12/1

15th

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Gamigin

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Noel C Kelly

Much improved to record wins at Ayr and here (2m1f) in December with cheekpieces fitted; solid third off 8lb higher at Leopardstown last month, having travelled well; not sure if this return to 2m4f will suit however.

11/2

Form: 603-52

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Stable companion of Gamigin; 0-10 over hurdles but last month's second at Punchestown (2m4f, yielding) was encouraging after nine months off; fair fifth here (2m4f, good) yesterday and might not be far away.

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5th

10

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Herculaneum

11st 7lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield

9/2

Form: 53-34 BF

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Definite signs of ability in both starts over hurdles, latterly when fourth of nine at Kelso (2m, soft) in November; has had wind surgery ahead of this first run in handicap company; considered.

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3rd

7

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

18:20 Hexham

Ninetofive

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent

3/1

9th

9

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Ninetofive

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Lightly raced 6yo who showed the benefit of wind surgery to go close in a 2m maiden on heavy ground at Hexham; this longer trip should suit on his handicap debut and is not ruled out.

4/1

2nd

7

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Ninetofive

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Signs of ability in both starts over hurdles, latterly when favourite for an ordinary Kelso novice (since had wind surgery); would have been a deal better off with a few of these were this a handicap.

8/1

Form: 2-569

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in a bumper but well held in all three starts over hurdles; in good hands and may do better now handicapping; worth a check for market support.

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3rd

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Coniston Clouds

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Lightly raced 8yo who began this season with clearcut win on chasing debut at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November; fell on only subsequent outing (in January) but will be fine on today's forecast soft ground and could still have a lot more to offer over fences.

7/2

Form: 4-37

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Best of three runs over hurdles when third of six over C&D (good to soft) in October; backward step when last seen at Newcastle in January but has had wind surgery since; tongue tie on for handicap debut; market strength would make him interesting.

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3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

High Roller

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Some ability in his first four starts over hurdles, but having been absent for nine months and undergone wind surgery he was pulled up here (2m2f, soft) in December; related to winners over fences, but enough to prove upped in trip for his chase debut.

10/1

0

3

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 5

12:25 Ayr

High Roller

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

took keen hold, prominent, jumped right 1st

8/1

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Non-runners

Gift Of Raaj, Gamigin, Herculaneum, Ninetofive, Coniston Clouds, High Roller

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Payout
Exacta £160.00
Straight Forecast £144.00
Tricast £1091.80
Trifecta £1070.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Gift Of Raaj

POSTDATA:

Barnabas Collins

The Guardian:

Ninetofive

SPOTLIGHT:

Artic Row

The Times:

Hashtag Lord

RP Ratings:

My Macho Man

Daily Mail:

Ninetofive

D Express:

Barnabas Collins

The Sun:

Barnabas Collins

Daily Mirror:

Gift Of Raaj

The Star:

Gift Of Raaj

Daily Record:

Gift Of Raaj