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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 2f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.34
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 242

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Solid efforts all starts and good second to a subsequent winner in a Taunton handicap latest; sets a very clear standard on form.

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

4th

1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Western General

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield

9/2

2nd

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Western General

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Joe Tizzard

Low-mileage 6yo who won over hurdles a year ago; ultimately well beaten in two 2m3f Exeter chases at start of this year, but was moving into contention before bad jumping error cooked his goose at fourth-last fence on latter occasion; another 4lb lower today and a possible if all goes to plan this time; tongue-tie added.

12/1

10th

1

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

16:15 Exeter

Western General

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won 2m maiden hurdle on soft but heavy ground may have found him out when pulled up on recent chase debut over C&D; this will take less winning though so too soon to pass over back on less testing ground.

10/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 13-36 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner here in October 2021 (heavy ground); long absence before two recent outings over hurdles and hasn't really shown enough in either to suggest he is about to win; place prospects, though.

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

4th

8

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Knowwhentoholdem

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Lightly raced 9yo who is inconsistent, but he won easily for Anthony Charlton at Newbury (2m4f, heavy) four weeks ago on his third handicap run; tougher task here but makes stable debut with new yard among the winners (remains in same ownership) and a 5lb rise might not be enough to stop him.

7/2

1st

8

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:32 Newbury

Knowwhentoholdem

10st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Charlton

prominent, led 2 out, ridden and went clear run-in, comfortably

9/2

12/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 0P5

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Best of three starts when fifth at Chepstow two months ago (in a tongue-strap for first time); might have place hopes if building on that.

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

5th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Bampton Star

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Beat a subsequent winner with the pair clear on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, soft) and had little trouble in defying a 6lb rise back there on heavy; up another 8lb but this 7yo would appear to be going places at this sort of level.

11/8

1st

6

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Exeter

Bampton Star

10st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Runner-up on handicap hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last month then went one better on recent chase debut over today's C&D (soft) in first-time cheekpieces (retained); he was clear with the in-form runner-up and could have plenty more to offer over fences; a 6lb rise may not stop him.

9/4

1st

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Bampton Star

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Unexposed; solid hurdles effort at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last month on handicap/seasonal debut, finishing second behind a progressive sort who was on the third leg of a five-timer; interesting off just 1lb higher, assuming he takes well to first-time cheekpieces and fences.

4/1

Form: 9680

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two bumpers and both starts over hurdles; might have prospects in handicaps in due course.

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

9

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Bob Bank

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Eight-race maiden who was well beaten in three handicap chases in the autumn and is 3lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over on that evidence but connections are persisting, and it's worth noting he attracted market support last time; wore cheekpieces two starts ago; blinkers tried here.

12/1

0

8

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

13:05 Ffos Las

Bob Bank

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

disputed lead, not fluent 2nd, soon prominent, mistake 9th

25/1

8th

16

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Bob Bank

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

in rear, mistake 5th

16/1

Form: 309

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third in a bumper last November but has been tailed off in both starts over hurdles, the latest on recent stable debut.

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

1st

6

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

Whynotnowroy

10st 13lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Keiran Burke

travelled strongly, not fluent 1st, towards rear, headway before 6th, in touch with leaders with one circuit to go

7/2

3rd

12

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Whynotnowroy

10st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Between between 5l and 13l in a trio of 2m3f handicaps at Taunton since the hood went on, latterly joined by a tongue-tie; an each-way possible.

7/1

4th

15

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:10 Taunton

Whynotnowroy

10st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Keiran Burke

0-7 over hurdles but, with a hood fitted, displayed improvement on his two starts last month, latterly when clear second over C&D (soft); has tongue-tie added today; can make his presence felt again.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Four starts in Irish points and came from some way back to win the latest in February; not sure the form stacks up that well but clearly has ability and interesting to note any support on British/hurdling debut.

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

4th

6

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:45 Chepstow

Red Notice

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Christian Williams

Joined Christian Williams after winning six-runner Irish point in February but was soundly beaten on rules debut at Newton Abbot (2m2f, soft) a week ago and needs to take a big step forward here.

16/1

6th

6

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Red Notice

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

in touch with leaders on inner

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 07

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish point in February but has been tailed off in a bumper and on hurdle debut in the last 19 days; hood now fitted.

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

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell

Hammer Dan

10st 9lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: David Pipe

in rear, mistake 2nd, headway after 8th, lost ground quickly after 3 out

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in a maiden point two months ago (jumping lacked fluency); best watched on debut under rules.

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

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

King Conker

11st 6lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Richard Hawker

midfield on outer, slow jump 1st, soon reminders and dropped to rear, became detached before 2nd, soon tailed off and pulled up

40/1

Form: 05-2U7

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

His second at Exeter in February came in a very weak race; usually well beaten, in chases as well as over hurdles.

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

5th

5

17th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Worcester

Tout Paris

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

0-12 under rules; 5l second in an Exeter novice (2m, good) in February; well below par on his last three starts; big improvement required.

66/1

11

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:45 Ffos Las

Tout Paris

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Lund

Not achieved much in handicaps over hurdles and fences as yet and this looks no easier from 9lb out of the weights.

50/1

7

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Tout Paris

11st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Ben Lund

in touch with leaders on outer, niggled along before 3rd, pushed along before 4th

20/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 711 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Midfield but tailed off in an Irish bumper two years ago; best watched on British/hurdling start after the absence.

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

5th

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:40 Taunton

Zufal

11st 10lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

towards rear, in touch with leaders 3rd, briefly disputed lead 4 out

33/1

6th

8

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

17:07 Hereford

Zufal

11st 1lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

Belied huge odds when fourth of 12 in Newton Abbot novice (2m1f, good to soft) last May but struggled when 80-1 for handicap debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) in December; upped in trip today.

50/1

9th

1

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

11:45 Taunton

Zufal

12st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

Belied huge odds when fourth of 12 in Newton Abbot novice (2m1f, good to soft) in May but struggled (albeit on heavy ground) there in October and is not an easy one to predict on today's handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 807

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in two bumpers and on last month's hurdling debut; likely to need a thorough test of stamina in time.

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

8

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

17:00 Exeter

Sweet Saffron

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Gardner

Tailed off in two bumpers and hasn't raised her game over hurdles.

50/1

11

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Sweet Saffron

10st 13lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

in rear

100/1

7th

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Sweet Saffron

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Sue Gardner

took keen hold, towards rear, headway after 3rd

40/1

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