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16:15 Hereford

Soft

Cazoo Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 2 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 2m 0f 53y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Cazoo Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 2 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Favourite for both starts in Irish points; fell at the first on debut but won the second, last December; sold for £110,000 soon after and another to consider now tackling a bumper for leading stable.

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1st

4

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:50 Taunton

The Doyen Chief

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, jumped right 3rd, went third after 3 out, went second before 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, idled but kept on run-in

2/1

0

3

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

The Doyen Chief

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Perhaps beaten by a good horse for his only defeat under rules and he comfortably accounted for a previous Skelton winner at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft); brings plenty of potential into handicaps.

6/1

1st

6

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

The Doyen Chief

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

raced in last but in touch with leaders, went fourth 6th, prominent 3 out

8/13

Form: 3

Last run: 159 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Had several subsequent winners behind when an encouraging third at Ascot last October; not seen since but repeat of that makes him of strong interest and trainer 2-3 in bumpers at this track in recent seasons.

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3rd

8

7th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

19:00 Hereford

Soldierofthestorm

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Looked as if he had more to offer in handicaps when quite impressive over C&D (soft; also won on good to soft) in February but the slightly longer distance and heavy ground found him out at Newbury next time; can easily be given another chance back on less testing ground.

6/1

3rd

10

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Soldierofthestorm

11st 8lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won hurdle debut last May and clicked again to justify 13-8 favouritism in seven-runner handicap at Hereford (2m4f, soft) 16 days ago, travelling much the best to go on turning for home (ungainly at the last); up 6lb but could still be a work in progress, with significant potential.

3/1

1st

4

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:32 Hereford

Soldierofthestorm

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

travelled strongly, prominent, pressed leader 2 out, led going easily approaching last, not fluent last, pushed along and went clear run-in, readily

10/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1 D

Last run: 163 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Emphatic debut winner at Bangor last October (11 ran, 5-4 favourite); not seen since and penalty to defy but potentially useful and yard in fine form; shortlisted.

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5th

3

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Lump Sum

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Acts on any going; useful Grade 2 form the last twice, finishing second at Doncaster then going one better in clearcut fashion at Kempton, both over 2m; faces a stiffer assignment upped further in class but he's improving and comes here fresh having bypassed Cheltenham.

16/1

1st

6

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Lump Sum

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Ran well in the Grade 2 Rossington Main at Doncaster (2m, good) four weeks ago, taking hurdles form figures to 112; acts on any ground; improving and has the best chance on ratings.

5/4

2nd

3

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

13:30 Doncaster

Lump Sum

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Sam Thomas

held up in rear, still plenty to do 2 out, headway and in touch with leaders approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, went second inside final 110yds

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Debutant; brother to bumper winner Ballycairn; trainer just 2-41 in these races in last five seasons; others more obvious.

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3rd

6

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Macs Legacy

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Second to very progressive rival on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good) in January and bounced back from lesser effort when third at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy; first-time blinkers) last month; back up to a staying trip today and could still have more to offer.

11/2

3rd

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:50 Ffos Las

Macs Legacy

11st 7lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Rebecca Curtis

Displayed clear improvement when second to very progressive rival on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good) two starts ago but was slightly disappointing on soft ground there (2m5f) last month and conditions are a worry again here; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sister to four winners, including bumper/hurdler Royal Kahala; trainer has some success (14-111 in last five years) in these races but this debutante faces some promising rivals.

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6th

8

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:58 Hereford

Oneandahalfdegrees

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Sister to four winners, including smart Royal Kahala; showed some ability in bumpers (good to soft) at Hereford in April and Wincanton in November; better is needed but she is bred more for this trip.

8/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 128 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in a point but won an Ayr bumper last November (for Stuart Crawford); sold for £40,000 the following month; should progress but this is likely to prove a deal tougher under a penalty.

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6th

1

6th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:15 Hereford

Largy Valley

11st 9lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Pulled up in a point but won an Ayr bumper last November (for Stuart Crawford); sold for £40,000 the following month; should progress but this is likely to prove a deal tougher under a penalty.

8/1

1st

4

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Ayr

Largy Valley

11st 0lb

J: Mr Stephen Connor

T: S R B Crawford

took keen hold, prominent, ran green from over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, always doing enough

9/2

Form: 2

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran well when second of six over C&D in February (attracted support); this looks a tougher event so improvement needed to figure strongly.

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2nd

1

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:18 Ludlow

Chevington

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Alastair Ralph

Unexposed 5yo who displayed clear promise in three 2m novice hurdles last season (good to soft/soft), notably here in December behind a smart one; that was on soft ground and yet he's bypassed two recent handicaps on account of the ground being too slow; his form claims are up there at this level.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal of a dam who won over a mile; yard having a good season, including a newcomer winning a bumper last week, but others appeal more than this debutant; tongue-strap fitted.

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5

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

19:10 Chepstow

Maryah Island

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Oliver Signy

Well beaten in both bumpers, then refused to race on last week's hurdling debut; can't be recommended.

100/1

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:30 Fontwell

Maryah Island

11st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Oliver Signy

Tailed off in both his bumpers, the latest after a wind op; cheekpieces added to a tongue-tie.

100/1

6

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:00 Fakenham

Maryah Island

11st 6lb

T: Oliver Signy

OUR TIP

Form: 5

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off on last month's debut; tongue-strap fitted now.

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2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Catch The Crumpet

11st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

No promise in three runs over 2m, latest switched to hurdles; new trip needs to make a huge difference.

100/1

0

2

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

12:35 Ffos Las

Catch The Crumpet

11st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

in rear, struggling from 4 out, tailed off

100/1

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Exacta £232.00
Straight Forecast £200.60
Trifecta £540.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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RP Ratings:

Chevington

WEST COUNTRY:

Soldierofthestorm

The Star:

Maryah Island

POSTDATA:

Chevington

The Guardian:

Chevington

Daily Mail:

Soldierofthestorm

D Express:

Soldierofthestorm

TOPSPEED:

Lump Sum

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