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14:23 Plumpton

Good To Soft

Arthur Ashford Memorial “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 4f 114y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Arthur Ashford Memorial “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: -33783

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

0-8 and beaten off modest marks in his last three handicaps; latest Lingfield effort was fine (2m, good to soft) but he should be vulnerable back in a maiden.

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4th

2

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Godot

11st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Two of his three wins have been here, the latest a C&D chase on soft ground in January off just 4lb lower (narrowly); again went close here last month and it was a fairly deep handicap in which he struggled last time at Ascot; has won on good.

8/1

7th

11

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Godot

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

Dual hurdle winner last spring and battled on well for narrow chase success at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) in January; also ran well when close second in small-field contest there three weeks ago but others in this deeper race have more compelling form.

11/1

2nd

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:50 Plumpton

Godot

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Andy Irvine

Just did enough to fend off progressive subsequent winner over C&D (soft) in January, on second chase start, and still looked in good nick at Kempton (3m, soft) last month, where he ran well until jumping errors in the home straight took their toll; good chance.

4/1

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5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1398

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Horse

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made a promising start in bumpers when winning at Ffos Las and then third in a Listed race at Cheltenham (both good); last couple of runs don't read half as well but he should make a hurdler and has been found a weak race in which to kick off.

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3rd

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:00 Fontwell

Cape Vidal

11st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Ridden out to score over C&D (novices', good) in October; absent until returning for handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) recently, pulling up after losing his action approaching the home turn; strong in the market there, so interesting to see if he can bounce back.

13/2

3

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Cape Vidal

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

Bumper winner (good) who built upon last April's hurdle debut second at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) when winning at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in October; on that latest start he was clear with a runner-up who went one better next time, and he's one to be interested in on handicap debut; one of two for yard.

9/2

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1345

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won on his bumper debut at Stratford (2m, good) last May and further promise when third of 16 in maiden hurdle at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) on New Year's Day; underwhelming since (novice/handicap) but still enters calculations in a very winnable race.

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0

4

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Copshill Lad

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Charlton

in touch with leaders

9/2

2nd

2

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Copshill Lad

12st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Anthony Charlton

0-7 over hurdles but returned from a break with two good efforts this autumn, latterly when close second at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) six weeks ago; new trip today; can make his presence felt if stamina holds out.

3/1

Form: 4

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in the last of his four Irish points and that was on good ground, whereas conditions were soft when a weakener at Market Rasen (2m4f); could improve on that form.

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0

9

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Honneur De Sivola

10st 12lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Clare Hobson

Runner-up in four of his six chases and due a change of luck, having bumped into well-handicapped horses the last twice (2m3f/C&D); every chance.

7/1

Form: 046

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Minor form in bumpers and now clearly flattered by his debut effort at Ascot when under 9l off the winner; others preferred.

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5th

1

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:23 Plumpton

Bar Thyme

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Minor form in bumpers and now clearly flattered by his debut effort at Ascot when under 9l off the winner; others preferred.

25/1

6th

2

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:35 Taunton

Bar Thyme

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along 6f out, weakened from 4f out

12/1

4th

1

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:50 Exeter

Bar Thyme

11st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Half-brother to useful jumpers Jepeck and Western Jo; not beaten far when 11th of 12 at Ascot (good) in October but never really looked likely to land a telling blow there.

8/1

Form: 0-759

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

In a top stable but beaten a distance or more in all his four runs, twice over hurdles (2m/2m4f); there was some promise behind the useful Pembroke at Ludlow in December and this is very weak.

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4

20th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:35 Uttoxeter

Scarpered

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten on all four hurdling starts, most recently when dropped back to 2m (from 2m4f) for handicap debut three weeks ago; in good hands and can't be written off just yet but needs this jump up in trip to enable significant improvement.

12/1

10th

1

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell

Scarpered

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten on all three hurdling starts, most recently in very ordinary 2m4f Plumpton maiden this month; will need to improve to make a winning handicap debut but represents a top stable and today's switch to good ground might show him in a better light.

4/1

6th

8

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:23 Plumpton

Scarpered

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Nicky Henderson

In a top stable but beaten a distance or more in all his four runs, twice over hurdles (2m/2m4f); there was some promise behind the useful Pembroke at Ludlow in December and this is very weak.

6/1

Form: 50

Last run: 105 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £72,000 soon after winning an Irish point last March; first bumper run (beaten 12l at Catterick) was better than the second but disappointing should he not be capable of better now hurdling and tongue tied.

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1st

3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

20:30 Hereford

Jet Of Dreams

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Warren Greatrex

Irish point winner in March 2022 (3m, good to yielding); yet to win under rules, although has some fair form over this trip, notably when 4l-third at Warwick in September (good, wore cheekpieces); fair run after a break and wind surgery last time, conditions suit and a possible.

4/1

2nd

5

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Jet Of Dreams

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

held up in rear, mistake 8th, plenty to do when headway after 4 out

8/1

3rd

4

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Jet Of Dreams

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

held up in rear, headway after 7th, went third 4 out, mistake 3 out

5/1

Form: 605-08

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held in four bumpers and he was tailed off on his hurdling debut at Lingfield when 250-1.

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3rd

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Engaging Sam

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

Yet to have a say in bumpers or over hurdles, most recently in handicaps over 2m3f here and 2m5f at Fontwell this winter.

66/1

6th

9

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Engaging Sam

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

Unable to land any sort of blow when 200-1 for handicap debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in November and effectively 1lb higher from out of the weights here.

50/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cape Vidal

POSTDATA:

Copshill Lad

Daily Record:

Godot

RP Ratings:

Cape Vidal

WEST COUNTRY:

Cape Vidal

The Times:

Cape Vidal

Telegraph:

Cape Vidal

D Express:

Cape Vidal

The Sun:

Cape Vidal

The Star:

Cape Vidal

The Guardian:

Copshill Lad

Daily Mail:

Copshill Lad

Daily Mirror:

Copshill Lad