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13:30 Wincanton

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Xtratherm & CRS Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Xtratherm & CRS Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

1/3 (Won)

  • Win: £1.17
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 222 BF

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Had some very good form on the Flat and looks a winner waiting to happen over hurdles after finishing second in all three runs for Richard Hughes, latterly on his handicap debut; joined an up-and-coming stable for 90,000gns; now tongue tied.

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2nd

1

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Brentford Hope

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

In the form of his life after wins last month at Newcastle and valuable Haydock contest, keen enough but seeing it out well; top-weight but seems a fair mark and potentially a major player.

12/1

1st

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Brentford Hope

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

A model of consistency over hurdles, and his latest win at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) two weeks ago was a career best; should again have the measure of third-placed Salsada; big player once more despite a 5lb rise.

15/8

1st

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Brentford Hope

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Derham

made all, reduced lead 4 out, joined briefly home turn, going best 2 out, shaken up before last, ridden and faced challenge run-in, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

6/4

10/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£15,000 3yo; 8th foal; half-brother to winners It's Jennifer (French 2m2f-2m6f hurdle/chase) and Mish Mash (2m3f/2m5f hurdle); dam 2m1f hurdle winner; kicks off in a race with no depth so worth checking in the market.

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7th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

King Of The Lake

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Runner-up in six of his seven appearances, including a close call in an Exeter maiden (2m5f, soft) last month and a front-running second in a handicap there (2m2f, heavy) last time; should go well again back up in trip and he's on the shortlist.

5/1

2nd

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

King Of The Lake

11st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

led but pestered, raced in second before 4th, led before 3 out, headed just before 2 out, weakened inside final 110yds

3/1

2nd

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

King Of The Lake

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

midfield

7/4

10/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 180 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a Worcester bumper last May but has been easy to back both times over hurdles and hasn't shown much at all; disappointing if he can't raise his game at some stage, but best watched for now.

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7

9th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

New Beginnings

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Worcester bumper winner (2m, good to soft) winner a year ago who has finished well behind the winner in three starts over hurdles, but he wasn't disgraced when third of 11 at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) last time (winner has gone in again since); pedigree suggests he should relish this longer trip on handicap debut and high on the list.

7/2

3rd

6

27th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

New Beginnings

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won a Worcester bumper last May but has been easy to back both times over hurdles and hasn't shown much at all; disappointing if he can't raise his game at some stage, but best watched for now.

10/1

13th

10

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 3

13:05 Doncaster

New Beginnings

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Out of a 2m4f-3m1f hurdle winner; justified favouritism in a Worcester bumper (2m, good to soft) on debut last May but was a weak 12-1 shot for a maiden hurdle there (2m4f, soft) in October and he finished tailed-off eighth of 12; returns from another break and has some questions to answer.

25/1

Form: 67P

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten in the region of 20l in his two bumpers and was 300-1 when pulled up on his hurdling debut.

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3rd

6

19th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:55 Uttoxeter

Democritus

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jo Davis

prominent

4/1

1st

8

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Worcester

Democritus

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jo Davis

Narrowly denied in a maiden hurdle at Warwick (2m3f, good) in April only to disappoint in a novice next time when tried in cheekpieces; tongue-tie fitted for handicap debut here and has the ability to cope with this mark; more interesting than most of these.

10/1

8th

3

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Worcester

Democritus

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jo Davis

Improving with experience and only just denied at Warwick (2m3f, good) on latest start three months ago; repeat of that gives him major claims and he handled soft ground on previous start; cheekpieces go on.

5/1

Form: F

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

52,000euros 3yo; dam a dual bumper winner (RPR 100) from a talented family; only 8-1 when taking a heavy fall mid-race at Taunton; could feature.

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4th

8

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Ventara

11st 4lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Improved second on his handicap debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) when seemingly crying out for further; solid chance.

9/2

2nd

10

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:40 Chepstow

Ventara

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, went second before 2 out, soon outpaced, disputing second run-in

8/1

Form: 4486FU D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Keen-goer who won a Perth bumper for Gordon Elliott last April; inferior form for current yard and was 150-1 when unseating at the first flight last time.

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7th

2

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Gun Runner Cash

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

taken down early, took keen hold, held up in last

33/1

6th

6

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:25 Wincanton

Gun Runner Cash

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

Generally very disappointing since winning Perth bumper for Gordon Elliott last spring, and his tendency to race far too freely remains a concern; never looked dangerous with sixth in C&D maiden nine days ago; others preferred.

14/1

6th

4

27th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Gun Runner Cash

11st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

Keen-goer who won a Perth bumper for Gordon Elliott last April; inferior form for current yard and was 150-1 when unseating at the first flight last time.

66/1

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W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Seventh foal; closely related to 2m4f hurdle winner General Mahler, half-sister to winners Rolling Dough (2m-2m5f hurdle/chase) and Roll The Dough (2m4f/2m5f hurdle); dam unraced; market may guide with the stable running three.

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8

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:05 Ludlow

Well Paid Soldier

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Neil Mulholland

Beaten 19l when third in a handicap hurdle at Bangor (2m7f, soft; second handicap, in new cheekpieces) but it's been all very lack-lustre since; it's hard to be confident about her chance on chase debut.

12/1

10

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Well Paid Soldier

10st 2lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Beaten 19l when showing more at Bangor (2m7f, soft; second handicap in new cheekpieces) but it was all very lack-lustre at Leicester when behind Lady Balko.

20/1

Form: P

Last run: 131 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Took a keen hold before weakening and pulling up in a soft-ground bumper at Warwick; had wind surgery in the meantime; can only be watched for now.

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11

26th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:10 Worcester

Anne Bonny

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Pulled up on sole bumper run and gone the wrong way across three 1m7f-2m maiden hurdle starts, beaten a long way out here latest; likely one for 2m4f-plus in time, but can't fancy on handicap debut as things stand.

10/1

10th

10

8th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Worcester

Anne Bonny

10st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Ran well for a long way on hurdling debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) in March but never looked dangerous in modest race over same C&D last month.

50/1

7th

6

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Anne Bonny

10st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear

10/1

Form: P5

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Soon became disappointing after a promising Flat debut in Ireland; nothing positive to report so far over hurdles.

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0

12

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

19:00 Newton Abbot

Atlantic Breeze

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nigel Hawke

in rear

20/1

8th

12

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Worcester

Atlantic Breeze

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Showed no significant promise when a big-priced outsider for three hurdle races last season and is 2lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut but is, nevertheless, worth a glance in the betting.

16/1

9th

12

27th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Atlantic Breeze

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Soon became disappointing after a promising Flat debut in Ireland; nothing positive to report so far over hurdles.

66/1

100/1

Form: 8P

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never really emerged from the rear at Ludlow and was pulled up at Taunton; no appeal for now.

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5th

12

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

Milton Boy

10st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Hard to get remotely excited about his first five runs (at about 2m) and goes handicapping with it all to prove; had wind surgery; wore cheekpieces last time; 2lb out of the weights.

40/1

Form: P

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dam fair hurdle/chase winner for these connections; 80-1 for a Fontwell bumper and was pulled up after racing in rear throughout.

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12

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Kempton

Time To Smile

11st 5lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Noel Williams

Showed no significant promise in a bumper and two maiden hurdles (1m7f/2m) for Seamus Mullins; upped in trip for stable debut.

100/1

13

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

17:50 Chepstow

Time To Smile

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Dam fair hurdle/chase winner for these connections; pulled up when 80-1 for a Fontwell bumper and remote last when 250-1 for a Wincanton maiden hurdle.

50/1

11th

7

27th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Time To Smile

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Dam fair hurdle/chase winner for these connections; 80-1 for a Fontwell bumper and was pulled up after racing in rear throughout.

66/1

Form: 00-02

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three bumpers and highly questionable what she achieved when a remote second in a four-runner hurdle at Exeter.

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2nd

7

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

19:20 Stratford

Asian Spice

10st 4lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Jimmy Frost

Struck form and won twice at Exeter (2m, good to soft) in November, but has found it tougher back from a break in February/March and remains 6lb above her last successful mark.

10/1

10th

11

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Asian Spice

11st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Jimmy Frost

Struck form and won twice at Exeter (2m, good to soft) in November; returned from short break with two lesser efforts last month but heavy ground may not have suited last time and further progress remains possible.

8/1

4th

6

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:33 Exeter

Asian Spice

10st 6lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

2-2 in handicaps, both over C&D (good to soft) in November, and faced tough task in Wincanton novice three weeks ago after a break (well beaten); unraced on soft/heavy and 10lb higher than for last win, but that form looks particularly strong and her half-sister Singapore Saga won on soft ground.

9/4

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