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17:00 Fontwell

Soft

Cazoo Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 1m 5f 159y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Cazoo Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

110,000euros 3yo; 11th foal; brother to smart bumper/2m hurdle winner I Am Maximus, half-brother to four winners, two of them quite useful on the Flat; dam US 6f/French Listed-placed 1m 2yo winner; market reference recommended, particularly in relation to stable's other runner Taita Hills.

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

3rd

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

All Authorized

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

midfield, pushed along and headway 3 out

7/2

2nd

1

18th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

14:13 Fontwell

All Authorized

11st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Course bumper winner who posted his best of four hurdling performances when second on this month's handicap debut at Newbury (2m, heavy); will be hard to beat if he reproduces that form in this maiden.

4/11

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10/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form:

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to smart novice chaser City Chief and useful Irish hurdler Premium Package; dam bumper/useful jumps winner; has good pedigree but dropped out of contention well before turn for home on debut at Huntingdon (good; hooded) last month and needs to take a big step forward here.

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

6th

8

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:05 Huntingdon

Mount Ferns

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Runner-up in a Fontwell bumper (1m5f, soft) last April but this season's two runs over hurdles (also on soft) were a far cry form that.

25/1

9th

8

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:25 Exeter

Mount Ferns

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Runner-up in a Fontwell bumper (1m5f, soft) and unlikely that he gave his true running when a major fader on his switch to hurdling at Warwick (2m3f, soft); 7-1 that day and interesting to see what the market makes of him this time.

8/1

11th

6

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:20 Warwick

Mount Ferns

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Half-brother to smart chaser City Chief; dam a useful jumper; dropped out of contention before home turn on bumper debut in March but fared much better when second at Fontwell (soft) a few weeks later and can probably improve again over hurdles this season.

7/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 36

Last run: 93 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat-bred 4yo who kept on for third on debut at Huntingdon (1m5f, good; form has worked out well) in November and was respectable sixth in Cheltenham Listed race (1m6f, soft) on New Year's Day; likely contender here.

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

4th

1

(3)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Dotties Star

9st 12lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Still a maiden but is related to a few winners for his yard and ran well (clear second) over 1m2f at Windsor last month, signalling that his turn may be near; shortlisted.

6/1

2nd

3

(3)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:25 Windsor

Dotties Star

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Regressive maiden who can pull hard and hasn't always looked the easiest; conditions won't pose a problem down another 2lb but there are risks involved.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam point winner/placed 2m3f hurdle; showed improvement when winning good-ground maiden point by 6l in January, form that has been well advertised by the runner-up since; with good stable for rules career; high on the list.

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

4th

4

4th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 5f 159y

Class 5

17:00 Fontwell

Taita Hills

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

prominent in chasing group, outpaced and pushed along 5f out

5/1

Form: 7

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

20-1, well beaten when last of seven on debut at Ffos Las (good) one month ago; can only be watched after that performance.

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

8th

12

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:00 Fakenham

JVentile

10st 13lb

T: Oliver Signy

Only modest efforts so far and needs to improve on this first run on good ground.

100/1

0

7

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:12 Fontwell

JVentile

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Oliver Signy

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, mistake and lost position 5th, pulled up before 4 out

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Eighth foal; half-sister to bumper/prolific jumps winner Hatcher and two other jumps winners; dam unraced half-sister to high-class jumper China Rock; stable has healthy 10% strike-rate in bumpers.

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

13th

3

17th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:27 Huntingdon

Drishogue

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Half-sister to the useful Hatcher but she was soundly beaten on her debut at Fontwell (1m5f, soft; 10-1) last April and has been absent since; wears a first-time tongue-tie and a transformation is needed.

33/1

Form:

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Struggling from fairly early stage when a big-priced outsider for debut at Kempton (soft) last month

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

8th

13

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Vintage Icon

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

towards rear

100/1

10

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Vintage Icon

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Triple-figure prices and low-key form in bumpers and over hurdles; 8lb out of the weights on handicap debut.

66/1

0

11

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Vintage Icon

11st 3lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Andy Irvine

towards rear, not fluent 1st

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third foal; half-brother to fair 2m/2m7f hurdle winner Norse Legend; dam 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase winner; Flat-oriented trainer doesn't run many in bumpers; market may guide.

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

0

7

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Last In Line

11st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Geoffrey Deacon

Struggled when a 400-1 outsider for recent hurdling debut at Newbury (2m4f).

150/1

0

8

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

14:35 Newbury

Last In Line

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Geoffrey Deacon

33-1, always towards rear when 39l eighth of nine in bumper at Fontwell (1m6f, soft) in April; bred to jump but best watched on this first go.

100/1

8th

2

4th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 5f 159y

Class 5

17:00 Fontwell

Last In Line

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Geoffrey Deacon

towards rear, outpaced and pushed along 5f out

14/1

Form: 796-

Last run: 371 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on all three starts last season and needs subsequent wind op to make huge difference on first run for just over a year.

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

9th

1

4th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 5f 159y

Class 5

17:00 Fontwell

Knowledgeable King

11st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

held up in rear

66/1

6th

2

29th Mar 2022

Good

1m 5f 159y

Class 5

16:25 Fontwell

Knowledgeable King

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

9th

7

6th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:10 Huntingdon

Knowledgeable King

11st 3lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

Barely sighted when a 33-1 chance at Warwick (heavy); readily opposed.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £413.00
Straight Forecast £433.80
Trifecta £1404.00

Selections

The Times:

All Authorized

SPOTLIGHT:

Dotties Star

WEST COUNTRY:

Bing Belle

Daily Mirror:

Taita Hills

Telegraph:

All Authorized

Daily Mail:

All Authorized

D Express:

All Authorized

Daily Record:

All Authorized

The Guardian:

Bing Belle

The Star:

Bing Belle

RP Ratings:

Dotties Star

POSTDATA:

Dotties Star

The Sun:

Dotties Star