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Hilda Peak Happy Birthday 9th April Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2450.7
  • 2m 0f 70y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Hilda Peak Happy Birthday 9th April Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £100,000 after finishing second in Irish point in January and he filled the same position on rules debut at Huntingdon (soft; 5-2) 17 days ago; should be thereabouts once more.

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5th

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Westerninthepark

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Won his bumper on heavy before finishing midfield in Aintree's Grade 2 (behind Hasthing); they were modest hurdle races (Plumpton/Fakenham; 2m4f) in which he justified odds-on favouritism but he's a big horse with plenty more to offer.

12/1

1st

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

14:40 Fakenham

Westerninthepark

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Charlton

raced in second, joined leader after 7th, led and pushed along when not fluent 2 out, went clear on turn before last, comfortably

4/5

1st

6

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Westerninthepark

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Clearcut winner of Stratford bumper (heavy) last April and he had a tough task in Grade 2 at Aintree in final run last season; well-held third at Exeter (2m2f, good) on his hurdling debut but he ran well for a long way and that was a promising effort; this longer trip should be within range on pedigree and he's respected back from another break.

9/4

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 2

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Strong in the market and shaped quite well when second of four at Newbury (good to firm; 11-4) six weeks ago; there's more depth to this contest but he still commands respect.

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6th

12

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Titan Discovery

10st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

midfield, in touch with leaders 4th

7/1

2nd

9

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Titan Discovery

10st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Won on handicap debut at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) in December before a good second at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft), and back to winning ways at Sandown (2m4f, soft) last month; up 6lb for last time and this is hotter, but he did it readily and there could still be mileage in his mark.

9/2

1st

3

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:46 Sandown

Titan Discovery

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Runner-up in four of his six races; went one better by a head in a sustained duel for 14-runner handicap at Ascot (1m7f) in December, before finding only a Henderson-trained favourite too hot in ten-runner novice handicap over C&D (again good to soft) 12 days ago; more to prove back in the mud and after a 4lb rise, but lots to like.

9/4

7/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in an Irish point (made much of the running) in February, after which he fetched £165,000 at the sales; has a useful jumps pedigree and has to be respected on his rules debut.

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1st

2

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

Lord Of Thunder

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

travelled strongly, prominent, going best when led 2 out, soon went clear, easily

11/8

1st

4

19th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:20 Wincanton

Lord Of Thunder

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in touch with leaders

9/4

Form: 8-0

Last run: 122 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Reportedly bled on debut; showed even less when last of 15 at Ludlow in the autumn; needs first-time tongue-strap to have a dramatic effect.

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4th

8

11th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Warwick

My Monty

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: James Evans

held up in rear

12/1

5th

7

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:42 Hereford

My Monty

10st 11lb

J: Ben Poste

T: James Evans

Placed in C&D maiden (soft) last month and that form ties in him with Inoui Machin on a line through the winner; open to progress now handicapping and is one to consider.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Westerner half-brother to two hurdle winners; made a pleasing start when second of nine at Exeter (good; 100-30 favourite) seven weeks ago; that just about sets the form standard here and he could improve; leading contender.

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9th

1

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

18:40 Chepstow

Banteer

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Seems well down the pecking order at his powerful yard but best effort (third to useful opponent) reads well in this context; apparent non-stayer over 2m5f on soft ground most recently; respected back down in distance with tongue-tie fitted.

5/2

6th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Banteer

11st 5lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

The best of his qualifying runs was here over 1m7f (heavy) when 15l behind a subsequent Grade 2 winner and well behind him that day in fourth was Lady Balko who has recently gone on a winning spree; potentially well handicapped for last year's winning combination.

11/4

5th

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:15 Doncaster

Banteer

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Bumper runner-up (2m, good) who was an encouraging third of 15 at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) a fortnight ago on his second hurdle start; he was no match for the front two and improvement is needed today, but he's in top hands and the step up in trip could well be a positive.

11/2

Form: 3

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed something to build on when third of six at Hereford (good; 40-1) in February, but that wasn't the strongest of bumpers and he'll need to do better to make an impact today.

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12th

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

17:45 Ludlow

Brockarno

11st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Raced twice last term for John Groucott, better effort when third at Hereford on debut; that form is very weak; belated reappearance.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

By Linda's Lad; dam point and 2m/2m4f hurdle winner; stable 5-66 in bumpers in the last five seasons; hooded for debut.

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7

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:12 Southwell

Harry Gulliver

10st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

A smidgeon of promise when fifth in a Chepstow maiden (good to soft) but tailed off in two further ones since; handicapped accordingly but has much to prove.

20/1

16th

7

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:50 Newbury

Harry Gulliver

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Tailed off in his sole bumper; shaped with some promise on hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) in April but faded badly when second favourite at Worcester (2m, good) in May; best watched for now.

66/1

Form:

Last run: 134 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Changed hands for 70,000euros as a 3yo and came in for some support on debut but folded tamely to finish last of 13 at Chepstow (good to soft; 8-1); needs to have improved significantly in the five months since then.

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7th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

13:30 Doncaster

Connolly

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

led, mistake 1st, not fluent 2nd, headed before 3 out

50/1

9th

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:45 Wincanton

Connolly

11st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

In good hands but tailed off in both runs last season on good to soft and heavy; has now had wind surgery.

50/1

8th

3

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

17:12 Stratford

Connolly

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Changed hands for 70,000euros as a 3yo and came in for some support on debut but folded tamely to finish last of 13 at Chepstow (good to soft; 8-1); needs to have improved significantly in the five months since then.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo

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Form & Verdict

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Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

French-bred 4yo who beat only one home in a 2m4f point in March; his stable had a winner on Thursday, but others still make more appeal.

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8th

12

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

James Baie

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Max Young

Promise in bumpers on good to soft for Harriet Dickin last spring; yet to achieve much over hurdles, held back by his jumping, but getting back on a sounder surface may help and new blinkers could spark extra too.

33/1

12th

11

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

James Baie

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Max Young

Not disgraced in two bumpers last spring but showed no significant promise when a big-priced outsider for three novice/maiden hurdles in the autumn; cheekpieces on for handicap debut; needs to take a big step forward.

40/1

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Non-runners

Chevington, James Baie

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £315.00
Straight Forecast £325.20
Trifecta £1155.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Banteer

POSTDATA:

Westerninthepark

The Times:

Lord Of Thunder

The Guardian:

Chevington

RP Ratings:

Banteer

WEST COUNTRY:

Banteer

Telegraph:

Banteer

D Express:

Banteer

Daily Mirror:

Banteer

Daily Record:

Westerninthepark

The Star:

Lord Of Thunder

The Sun:

Chevington