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John Haine Memorial Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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John Haine Memorial Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.37
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 13 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Quite a useful Flat performer at up to 1m4f for Mark and Charlie Johnston; beat a dual previous winner with a nice bit in hand on his hurdling debut here (good; under Niall Houlihan) and looked as though he would follow up at Doncaster before running out of puff late on; sets the standard.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

1

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:50 Plumpton

Love Is Golden

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Quite useful on Flat up to 1m4f for the Johnstons; may well turn out to be better in this sphere, having twice won easily in 2m novice races at Newbury either side of a close third at Doncaster; 4-11 when he won by a street last time; tries an extra half mile but respected as a good prospect.

7/4

1st

1

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:15 Newbury

Love Is Golden

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Quite a useful Flat performer at up to 1m4f for Mark and Charlie Johnston; beat a dual previous winner with a nice bit in hand on his hurdling debut here (good; under Niall Houlihan) and looked as though he would follow up at Doncaster before running out of puff late on; sets the standard.

4/7

3rd

1

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:35 Doncaster

Love Is Golden

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pressed leader going easily 2 out (usual 3 out), led after last (usual 2 out), ridden omitted last, headed final 110yds, lost second towards finish

8/11

100/1

  • Place: £9.30

Form: 669

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Uncompetitive in a bumper and two hurdles; probably one for modest handicaps at some point.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

27th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Get With The Times

11st 5lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Neil Mulholland

First worthwhile form when finishing second at Newbury on Saturday but he was miles behind the winner and it's questionable what he achieved; placed at best if turned out again.

25/1

2nd

4

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:15 Newbury

Get With The Times

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Neil Mulholland

Uncompetitive in a bumper and two hurdles; probably one for modest handicaps at some point.

100/1

9th

6

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Get With The Times

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

always towards rear, not fluent 2nd

66/1

Form: 1

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for 45,000euros after winning a 1m6f French bumper on very soft ground by 10l; mixed messages as to the strength of that form and the market could be enlightening with the stable also running Love Is Golden.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Angels Dream

11st 9lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Won the C&D maiden on this card a year ago (good ground) but generally very disappointing since; tailed off in 2m1f handicap won by Macari here last month and the first-time blinkers need to make a big difference.

10/1

7th

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Angels Dream

11st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Course maiden winner last May (2m, good); wasn't beaten too far in a handicap back here in December before getting stuck in the mud at Wincanton; he's of interest.

10/1

Form: P0

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in one of his points but impossible to make a case on his hurdling form.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Wide To West

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Yet to register a victory but has run well in these blinkers to be runner-up in handicap chases (around 3m) at Leicester and Southwell (also tongue tied) of late; big shout eased 1lb with the headgear again sported.

9/4

2nd

6

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Wide To West

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Creditable efforts on both completed starts this season (has pulled up twice), last time finishing second of three finishers at Leicester (2m6f, heavy, first-time blinkers) on second run after wind surgery; headgear retained; not without a chance despite being 2lb out of the handicap.

7/2

Form: 74

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way in maidens at Plumpton (good) and Fontwell (heavy), latterly only last week; no appeal for now.

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7th

8

8th May 2024

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

20:10 Fontwell

Lady Salvador

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Very lightly raced 8yo; beaten 39l or more in her first three runs but she looked a different proposition on handicap debut when a close second over C&D (heavy; 4-1) in November; returns after another break but she's open to more progress and is an interesting contender.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 008

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won Irish point by 13l last spring but has been beaten 125l and 130l in his two runs over hurdles for this yard.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

15:39 Catterick

Abbeyhill

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear, headway on outer after 7th, soon in touch with leaders, went third after 3 out, pushed along and led after 2 out, faced challenge last, ridden and kept on well run-in

15/8

Form: 5-P

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat ability needs respecting but has tailed off and pulled up in his two runs over hurdles; pulled very hard in the first-time hood latterly and the tongue-tie fitted then is now left off; really needs to settle better if he's to have a future as a jumper.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Imperial Sun

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Fairly useful at up to 1m4f on the Flat but he's not achieved much in his three hurdle runs this year and has pulled hard in last two starts; now goes handicapping off a lowly mark but he needs to settle better if he's to have a future as a jumper.

8/1

7th

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:15 Newbury

Imperial Sun

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Flat ability needs respecting but has tailed off and pulled up in his two runs over hurdles; pulled very hard in the first-time hood latterly and the tongue-tie fitted then is now left off; really needs to settle better if he's to have a future as a jumper.

8/1

4

8th Mar 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

16:10 Fontwell

Imperial Sun

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

raced freely, prominent, pulled way into lead just after 1st, not fluent 3rd, much reduced lead 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon pushed along and weakened quickly, pulled up approaching last

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £252.00
Straight Forecast £334.00
Trifecta £616.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Love Is Golden

WEST COUNTRY:

Imperial Sun

RP Ratings:

Love Is Golden

TOPSPEED:

Love Is Golden

POSTDATA:

Love Is Golden

The Times:

Love Is Golden

Telegraph:

Love Is Golden

The Guardian:

Love Is Golden

Daily Mail:

Love Is Golden

Daily Record:

Love Is Golden