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Racing TV Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 1m 7f 171y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Racing TV Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2221 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Had some very good form on the Flat and was runner-up on first three starts over hurdles; left Richard Hughes for 90,000gns in February and, with tongue tied first time, did not have to improve to easily make all when 1-6 in a maiden at Wincanton two weeks ago; this is much tougher but he should be very competitive.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Brentford Hope

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

In the form of his life after wins last month at Newcastle and valuable Haydock contest, keen enough but seeing it out well; top-weight but seems a fair mark and potentially a major player.

12/1

1st

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Brentford Hope

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

A model of consistency over hurdles, and his latest win at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) two weeks ago was a career best; should again have the measure of third-placed Salsada; big player once more despite a 5lb rise.

15/8

1st

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Brentford Hope

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Derham

made all, reduced lead 4 out, joined briefly home turn, going best 2 out, shaken up before last, ridden and faced challenge run-in, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

6/4

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8/13

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 11-21 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Two French bumper wins last year and narrowly defeated on British/hurdle debut at Ludlow in January (2m5f); back to 2m when winning a four-runner maiden at Exeter (good) one month ago, admittedly at odds of 1-7 but the Ludlow run makes him the one to beat on hurdles form.

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3rd

7

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Impose Toi

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Form figures read 11212112; would likely have won a major handicap at Ascot (1m7f, good) most recently but for two late errors; stays 2m5f and commands respect, being a very solid and progressive sort.

3/1

2nd

8

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 1

15:35 Ascot

Impose Toi

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Nicky Henderson

Well-backed favourite for 17-runner race at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) five weeks ago on handicap debut and he justified it, leading at the last and driven out to take career record to 5-7; withdrawn when ground was heavy two weeks ago (runner-up on soft on hurdles debut); 10lb higher than at Cheltenham, so needs further marked improvement but no shock if he finds it.

11/2

Form: 13

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for 45,000euros after winning a 1m6f French bumper on very soft ground by 10l; second favourite to an impressive odds-on stablemate when third of seven in novice hurdle at Newbury (2m, soft) 16 days ago; should build on that but he's hard to fancy in this.

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5

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Angels Dream

11st 9lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Won the C&D maiden on this card a year ago (good ground) but generally very disappointing since; tailed off in 2m1f handicap won by Macari here last month and the first-time blinkers need to make a big difference.

10/1

7th

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Angels Dream

11st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Course maiden winner last May (2m, good); wasn't beaten too far in a handicap back here in December before getting stuck in the mud at Wincanton; he's of interest.

10/1

Form: 83

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sole win on debut as 2yo; went downhill on the Flat and his hurdles form in two runs at Ludlow is no threat to today's principals.

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8th

8

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

16:15 Perth

John The Baptist

10st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

jumped right throughout, always behind, tailed off

7/1

100/1

Form: 0P

Last run: 143 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

200-1 and 150-1, failed to show much in two novice hurdles at Chepstow (2m, good to soft; hooded) in the autumn; left Nigel Hawke for £1,000 since.

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8th

16

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Onnaroll

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Cynthia Woods

15-race maiden; runner-up from 12lb out of the handicap over C&D (66-1) in September; has failed to better that in six subsequent starts, so it isn't all that difficult to focus on others for the solution; 10lb wrong.

66/1

6th

11

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

Onnaroll

10st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Cynthia Woods

Not living up to his name as a 14-race maiden and, although placed a couple of times, he can be keen and inconsistent; tongue-tie joins regular hood.

20/1

Form: 8P

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Both runs were on softer than good and at this track, when beaten 27l in a bumper and pulled up at 125-1 in a 2m maiden hurdle.

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8th

2

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Alright Chap

11st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Well-beaten outsider on his two hurdling starts towards the end of last season; can't be recommended here.

100/1

6th

3

10th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:35 Huntingdon

Alright Chap

11st 5lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Both runs were on softer than good and at this track, when beaten 27l in a bumper and pulled up at 125-1 in a 2m maiden hurdle.

100/1

1

28th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:00 Huntingdon

Alright Chap

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Richard Phillips

always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Five wins up to 1m2f in his 32-race Flat career; some fair form in that sphere but not so good from last June onwards; best watched on hurdle debut.

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7th

3

(3)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 133y

Class 6

16:42 Lingfield

Elmejor

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Karen Jewell

slowly away, in rear, pushed along 4f out

33/1

3

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:45 Plumpton

Elmejor

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Karen Jewell

Five Flat wins (all on AW); regressive in 2022 and last month's hurdle debut offered little immediate promise.

50/1

5

10th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:35 Huntingdon

Elmejor

11st 5lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Karen Jewell

Five wins up to 1m2f in his 32-race Flat career; some fair form in that sphere but not so good from last June onwards; best watched on hurdle debut.

50/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Impose Toi

POSTDATA:

Brentford Hope

Daily Record:

VE Day

WEST COUNTRY:

John The Baptist

RP Ratings:

Impose Toi

LAMBOURN:

Impose Toi

Telegraph:

Impose Toi

D Express:

Impose Toi

The Sun:

Impose Toi

The Star:

Impose Toi

The Times:

Brentford Hope

The Guardian:

Brentford Hope

Daily Mail:

Brentford Hope

Daily Mirror:

Brentford Hope