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Welcome Back To Newton Abbot Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Welcome Back To Newton Abbot Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.45
  • Place: £1.02

Form: -33122 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Has been progressing well in handicaps, especially with a close second in a valuable Sandown event (heavy ground) two starts ago; fair effort latest and plenty of appeal back in novice company, even if down in trip.

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1st

2

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

12:40 Newton Abbot

Inneston

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

prominent on inner

8/11

2nd

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 183y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Inneston

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Two solid performances at Sandown (2m4f) since switched to handicap level, winning narrowly in February then close second (clear of remainder) in the EBF Final; looks the type to improve further; commands respect.

3/1

2nd

14

11th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Inneston

10st 13lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Bumper winner in France; opened his British account in C&D event (good to soft; handicap debut) last month, justifying favouritism by a head from Twin Power; that was his first crack at 2m4f; nicely bred 5yo who should have more to offer; appealing type.

12/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: -44112 D BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Two Taunton wins this season and probably taking on quite a task when beaten at Newbury latest; every chance of another success, despite the double penalty, but heavy ground is a serious concern.

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1

29th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:05 Sandown

Holetown Hero

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual winner at Taunton (2m/2m3f, good/good to soft) during the winter and probably posted personal-best effort when close second to short-odds favourite at Newton Abbot (2m1f, soft; front pair well clear) this month; benefits from Freddie Gingell's useful 7lb claim on today's handicap debut; enters calculations.

16/1

2nd

1

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

12:40 Newton Abbot

Holetown Hero

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

led, awkward jump 2nd

7/4

2nd

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Holetown Hero

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Comfortable win at Taunton (2m, good) in December and he followed up in clearcut style over 2m3f there (good to soft; made all) on Tuesday; only four days to get over that latest run and defying the double penalty should ask a big question but he's been on a roll and needs plenty of respect.

3/1

100/1

  • Place: £13.30

Form: 0-U

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Leading stable but no real promise in two starts; 100-1 when unseating at the first last month, on return from long absence.

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No Results Found

Form: 0-2361 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Off the mark (after wind surgery) with comfortable win in a Huntingdon maiden last month; could well do better but faces much tougher rivals here.

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1st

4

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:50 Stratford

Milldam

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Comes here in good form having won two of his last three races, both on testing ground, the latest at Catterick last month (1m7f, heavy); up 3lb in a better race but should go well again.

3/1

1st

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Milldam

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, headway before 4th, soon led but pestered

4/1

Form: 5P

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Signs of ability on debut in January and not his fault when pulled up next time; still up against it in this company.

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2nd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:12 Ffos Las

Call Me Arthur

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Tom Lacey

Left his first two handicap runs miles behind when going close in big field at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) in November; only 2lb higher here but he flopped when prominent in the market at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in January and has something to prove again after another break; tongue-tie added.

13/2

Form: 5

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner in France last summer but no immediate promise when well beaten at Taunton nine days ago (40-1).

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No Results Found

Form: 0-067

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off all four starts, the latest pair over hurdles.

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4

13th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Wellwillya

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

0-10 over hurdles; placed off his lowly handicap mark at Exeter (2m2f, soft) in December and was not disgraced in a 2m5f maiden there in March but faces another tough task today.

100/1

5th

9

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Wellwillya

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

towards rear, steady headway before 7th

40/1

Form: P-8

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an AW handicap in February but hasn't shown a great deal in two attempts over hurdles.

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0

4

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Hobsons Bay

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Went close on the Flat (1m4f, AW) in February but he struggled switched to this sphere in final three runs in the spring; now makes his handicap hurdle debut but he needs a transformation back from 198 days off; new combination of headgear.

12/1

8th

5

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

12:40 Newton Abbot

Hobsons Bay

11st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

in touch with leaders

100/1

8th

8

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:10 Taunton

Hobsons Bay

11st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nigel Hawke

Close second in low-grade AW handicap last February but had struggled on hurdling debut a fortnight earlier and still has a lot to prove in this sphere; swaps visor for first-time blinkers today.

50/1

Form: U7

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Early casualty on her debut last May and finished tailed off at Lingfield two months ago.

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4th

9

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

19:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Nowyouvebinandunit

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Seven-race maiden but looks mildly progressive after pushing the favourite to within a length at Worcester (2m4f, good); this may take a bit more winning, though.

8/1

2nd

9

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Worcester

Nowyouvebinandunit

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Maiden; has improved since handicapping and last month's Ffos Las third was a decent effort; repeat of that gives her fair claims.

12/1

3rd

7

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Nowyouvebinandunit

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Some improvement when beaten just over 12l in a C&D handicap (soft) last month, not helped by a bad mistake two out; needs further improvement to feature but cheekpieces may spark it.

33/1

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