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14:45 Uttoxeter

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Blithfield Building Services Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 7f 70y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Blithfield Building Services Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 321438

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Found last month's EBF Final too hot but has shown some fairly useful form this season, most notably when winning at Southwell (2m4f, good) in December; seems versatile regarding ground and has a significant role to play if stamina holds out on first run beyond 2m5f.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

19th Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:35 Carlisle

Mexico

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Displayed improved form when upped in trip and winning easily in a novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft) in April; unexposed over staying trips and not ruled out on his chase debut, but this is a tough first assignment in this sphere and he's not bred for fences.

10/1

12th

18

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

14:25 Aintree

Mexico

10st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Proved a revelation stepping up to about 3m for the first time when barely coming off the bridle to win a Uttoxeter novice event (soft) a fortnight ago; went about 14l clear at the last before being eased, so a 7lb rise in his mark looks lenient; stable won this race in 2021; considered.

10/1

1st

1

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:45 Uttoxeter

Mexico

11st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

in touch with leaders on outer, hit 6th, led going easily after 4 out, went clear after 3 out, eased run-in, easily

9/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 223222 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won at Warwick (3m1f, good) on hurdle debut right at start of this season and, following a six-month break, has been placed six consecutive times since, the last five times in handicaps (cheekpieces added last time); effective on soft ground (untested on heavy); likely to be right in the thick of things again.

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

2nd

4

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Sporting Ace

10st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Won in good style at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December on second chase start and, after a blip at Plumpton, was an 11l second to an unexposed winner at Uttoxeter (3m2f, heavy) four weeks ago; might not be far away.

4/1

Form: 4-5P22 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Probably better known as a chaser now but runner-up on both starts since switching back to hurdling this year, more recently in Class 2 handicap at Doncaster (3m, good) last month; may not be ideally suited by the slower ground here but has good chance at these weights.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

The Newest One

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Winning chaser who belatedly got off the mark over hurdles with an easy win in a Chepstow novice (2m7f, heavy; 11-8f) in December; only seventh in a Cheltenham handicap next time but he was placed in a Grade 2 event at Doncaster (3m, good) on his last outing and has leading claims on that form; key player.

2/1

3rd

9

27th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

The Newest One

11st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Winning chaser who belatedly got off the mark over hurdles in a Chepstow novice (2m7f, heavy; 11-8f); only seventh next time in a 3m Cheltenham handicap and he's not got the obvious profile for a race of this nature.

12/1

Form: 12P D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Battled well to win on hurdle debut at Haydock (3m, soft) in November and again displayed willing attitude when close second to fairly useful rival at Hereford (3m1f, soft) the following month; pulled up when upped to Grade 2 level in February but will find this race easier and is a contender if back on song.

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14

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Mr Vango

10st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Mrs Sara V Bradstock

Upped to nearly 3m7f for the Devon National at Exeter (heavy) in February and made all to win by 60l; that's not the easiest form to pinpoint (he has a 15lb higher mark today) and he did not reproduce it when third to a runaway winner in the NH Chase at Cheltenham (3m6f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) 18 days later, but this very lightly raced 8yo could have more to give.

14/1

3rd

5

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Mr Vango

11st 7lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Mrs Sara V Bradstock

led, mistake 8th, headed after 3 out

20/1

1st

4

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Mr Vango

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Mark Bradstock

Won sole point in February 2022 and scored on hurdle debut at Haydock (3m, soft) that November; reappeared this season with fair third on his chase and handicap debut at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) on Boxing Day and his trainer is a dab hand with marathon chasers; firmly in calculations.

9/2

Form: 2124 BF

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won quite comfortably on hurdle debut at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) in December and has performed well on both subsequent outings, more recently when fourth on handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) in January; that form already puts him in the mix here and he could quite plausibly have untapped potential over today's longer trip.

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4

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:45 Uttoxeter

Top Target

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Won quite comfortably on hurdle debut at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) in December and has performed well on both subsequent outings, more recently when fourth on handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) in January; that form already puts him in the mix here and he could quite plausibly have untapped potential over today's longer trip.

9/2

4th

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Ffos Las

Top Target

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Showed a good attitude to win his novice at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) and jumping out to his left was no help when turned over at Wincanton; still finished clear of the remainder behind a likely improver; handicap debutant.

4/1

2nd

2

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

Top Target

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

jumped left throughout, led, increased tempo when joined 8th, ridden when headed home turn, briefly led but hung left before 2 out, 5 lengths down last, stayed on

5/4

Form: 9

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shaped with significant promise before falling at final fence in both Irish points this winter but was soundly beaten in Chepstow bumper on recent rules debut and is not the obvious answer here.

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7

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:40 Doncaster

Good Friday Fairy

11st 3lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Front-runner; has improved switched to chasing this term, winning twice but he had luck on his side in a big way when scoring at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in January; disappointing favourite at Chepstow eight days ago, which is the chief negative but he also has not proved himself beyond 2m4f (one attempt); 5lb claimer is recruited.

7/1

4th

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:33 Chepstow

Good Friday Fairy

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Clarke

led, 2 lengths ahead 5 out, faced challenge 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

3/1

1st

5

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Uttoxeter

Good Friday Fairy

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Clarke

Lightly raced 7yo who won a maiden hurdle last spring and is faring better over fences, the only one to finish at Fontwell in December; a promising winner had to work hard to get past him at Exeter since (2m3f, heavy); up 3lb but should have plenty going for him.

2/1

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Payout
Exacta £112.00
Straight Forecast £109.60
Trifecta £333.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

The Newest One

Telegraph:

Top Target

SPOTLIGHT:

Sporting Ace

The Star:

Mr Vango

Daily Mail:

Top Target

D Express:

Top Target

The Guardian:

Sporting Ace

TOPSPEED:

The Newest One

POSTDATA:

The Newest One

WEST COUNTRY:

The Newest One

The Times:

The Newest One

Daily Mirror:

The Newest One

The Sun:

The Newest One

Daily Record:

The Newest One