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Harry And Betty Savill Memorial Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 1f 164y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Harry And Betty Savill Memorial Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.50
  • Place: £5.90

Form: 266

Last run: 125 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Four Flat wins at an ordinary level (stayed well); modest form so far over hurdles (his second was remote) but entitled to show more now sent into handicaps.

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7th

7

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Embolden

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Clare Hobson

Yet to make any further progress since his winning handicap debut at Plumpton (2m1f, soft) last April and raced lazily in rear before eventually staying on for third there (2m, good to soft) last month; others preferred.

13/2

3rd

10

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Embolden

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Clare Hobson

Didn't fire at Lingfield last month but made the frame three consecutive times (once over C&D) in September/October and is now 4lb lower than when winning here (2m1f, soft) in April; can't be ruled out.

8/1

7th

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Embolden

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

not fluent 3rd, awkward jump 2 out

6/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 33-665

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner in Ireland in 2017 but 0-13 over hurdles and doesn't arrive here in much form.

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6th

7

(1)

4th May 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Goodwood

Clongowes

8st 7lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Daniel Steele

Back with his former trainer for this first start on the Flat since October 2021; no win since the summer of 2017 so not hard to oppose.

66/1

4

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:55 Fontwell

Clongowes

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Neil King

Looked in control when falling at the last at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) last May on final start for Daniel Steele; 4lb lower today, having been a bit below that level on his first two runs for new yard and then had heavy ground as an excuse on latest; these cheekpieces have not been on since 2021.

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 8714U4

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Perhaps coped best with the heavy ground when romping home at Lingfield (2m handicap) in December and has struggled since off higher marks; was completely tailed off the last time.

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0

4

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Lingfield

Tommy Dillion

11st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Heavy-ground 2m hurdle winner at this track this time last year; handicapper has been in control since; 1lb higher than when placed over hurdles latest but possible that he may improve for this switch to chasing.

10/1

3rd

10

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:33 Plumpton

Tommy Dillion

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Perhaps coped best with the heavy ground when romping home at Lingfield (2m handicap) in December and has struggled since off higher marks; was completely tailed off the last time.

20/1

4th

7

13th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Tommy Dillion

11st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Well held behind Inferno Sacree over C&D in January but is fully 21lb better off today; since unseated his jockey mid-race (started joint-favourite) behind Good Time Ahead and is one to consider.

6/1

Form: 40P9P

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

66-1 when pulled up on his handicap debut and he's struggling to build any momentum; opposable despite this drop in grade.

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6th

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

11st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out

16/1

3

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Birdman Bob

11st 11lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Won over hurdles at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) last November and running well there this year (2m/2m4f, soft); the different track and switch to fences are the question marks today, but his pedigree offers hope for chasing and he's a major player if his good form continues; cheekpieces go on.

9/2

2nd

2

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:52 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

11st 12lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

prominent, not fluent 2nd, went second before 4 out, going best 3 out, soon led, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, no extra and headed towards finish

5/4

Form: 22-845

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Twice runner-up in bumpers and there has been mild promise in his qualifying runs over hurdles; cheekpieces added for his handicap debut; could be a player.

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5th

4

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:33 Plumpton

Ohnodonttakemehome

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Pat Murphy

Twice runner-up in bumpers and there has been mild promise in his qualifying runs over hurdles; cheekpieces added for his handicap debut; could be a player.

4/1

5th

7

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Ohnodonttakemehome

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Pat Murphy

Runner-up on good to soft last January and March in his two bumpers; needs to brush up on his jumping but his second attempt over hurdles was a step back in the right direction; needs another.

14/1

4th

6

11th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:53 Southwell

Ohnodonttakemehome

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Pat Murphy

didn't jump with fluency, prominent, went second after 2nd, led 4th, headed and pressed leader 6th, mistake 3 out, ridden and lost second when not fluent 2 out, lost third and weakened approaching last

10/1

10/1

Form: F-7386 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdler (0-10) but he travels okay in his races and perhaps 2m4f was too far last time at Huntingdon when one of the favourites; mark continues to fall and he's not ruled out.

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1st

11

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Ez Tiger

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Made his breakthrough off 2lb lower at Southwell (2m, good) last summer but was not at his best on either appearance at start of this year and some of the others in this line-up look more interesting.

14/1

6th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:35 Market Rasen

Ez Tiger

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

took keen hold, prominent, mistake 3rd

8/1

4th

9

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Ez Tiger

10st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

led, increased tempo before 3 out

11/2

Form: 7677 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on the Flat at his best and ran okay in his novices, particularly behind the useful Hansard here in his final one; one of the market leaders for his handicap debut here but ran no race at all; that was puzzling.

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7th

2

(6)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 68y

Class 5

17:12 Lingfield

Downsman

9st 9lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Jim Boyle

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear

7/1

3rd

5

(3)

8th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

18:45 Windsor

Downsman

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Jim Boyle

Failed to shine when tried over hurdles on last five starts; no significant impact last year on the Flat except for first time out but the handicapper is giving him a chance and he's not ruled in new headgear; both wins were in 2021 on heavy going.

11/2

6

(8)

4th May 2023

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

16:20 Salisbury

Downsman

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

Failed to shine when tried over hurdles on last five starts; no significant impact last year on Flat except for first time out but the handicapper is giving him an increasing chance; both wins were in 2021 on heavy going.

33/1

Form: 32P5/

Last run: 724 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Only midfield on his handicap debut as a hurdler but he returns to jumping on the back of a good run of form on the Flat (1m4f winner) and his yard could not be in better nick; interesting.

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10th

11

(10)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Big Jimbo

9st 1lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Gary Moore

towards rear, some headway from 2f out, no impression inside final furlong

12/1

4th

7

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Big Jimbo

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, raced in third

11/4

2nd

8

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Big Jimbo

9st 6lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

In good form in middle-distance events here earlier in the year, including a C&D win; also scored at Bath in August but he has been absent since a poor run back at Bath eight weeks ago; course record means he can't be discounted back down into a Class 6.

8/1

Form: 48-376

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Best efforts when fourth in Wincanton bumper and third in Exeter novice hurdle (2m, good); poor the last twice but the ability is there to feature off this low a mark and perhaps a tongue-tie can help him.

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2nd

10

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Hunting Brook

11st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Formerly with Emma Lavelle; won his first two for Gordon Elliott (handicaps at 3m and 2m5f) but could be high in the weights now and has something to find with Milk Market on their recent Bellewstown clash; blinkers added.

12/1

5th

2

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Hunting Brook

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders before 2 out, no impression approaching last

13/2

Form: 21695P C

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won a good-ground bumper here in September but has yet to reproduce that form over hurdles and was well behind when pulled up on his handicap debut here (11-1).

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11

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Invictus De Brion

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Beat useful rival to win small-field course bumper in September but has made a disappointing start to hurdling career; pulled up in first two handicaps (both over 2m1f here); big leap of faith needed to support him.

20/1

8

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:33 Plumpton

Invictus De Brion

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Chris Gordon

Won a good-ground bumper here in September but has yet to reproduce that form over hurdles and was well behind when pulled up on his handicap debut here (11-1).

8/1

3

27th Feb 2023

Good

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Invictus De Brion

11st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Chris Gordon

Won a good-ground bumper here in September and his latest fifth (beaten 24l) in a maiden here was his best effort yet over hurdles; should have a future in handicaps of this nature.

11/2

Form: 27505

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Second of five on hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) in September but nothing since, including a couple of handicaps (cheekpieces/visor); much to prove.

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9

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:33 Plumpton

Just Another One

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Second of five on hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) in September but nothing since, including a couple of handicaps (cheekpieces/visor); much to prove.

20/1

5th

11

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

16:00 Taunton

Just Another One

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Second of five on hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) in September but soundly beaten three times since, most recently when upped to 2m3f and fitted with cheekpieces for handicap debut here last month; tried in a visor today; needs to turn things around.

25/1

10th

8

7th Feb 2023

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:00 Taunton

Just Another One

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Good effort to go close on second Flat run (1m2f, good) last summer; early hurdle promise in September and had class/soft-ground excuses since; of interest now handicapping but cheekpieces are an unknown.

10/1

Form: 43PPP

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Ran okay at Fontwell on his first two hurdle runs but has pulled up in all his handicaps; had wind surgery and now goes in cheekpieces; lots to prove.

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6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Bolberry Down

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Karen Jewell

12-race maiden; pulled up in his first two chases and was well held when he did get round at Huntingdon; opposable from 2lb out of the weights.

33/1

6th

14

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Bolberry Down

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Karen Jewell

midfield, in touch with leaders when slow jump 7th

50/1

12

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Bolberry Down

10st 3lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Karen Jewell

In the frame four times over hurdles but he made a quiet start to chase career when pulled up a fair way out at Worcester in August.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £2098.00
Straight Forecast £1379.40
Tricast £13449.10
Trifecta £18146.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Big Jimbo

RP Ratings:

Ohnodonttakemehome

SPOTLIGHT:

Ez Tiger

WEST COUNTRY:

Just Another One

Daily Mirror:

Downsman

The Star:

Tommy Dillion

POSTDATA:

Clongowes

The Guardian:

Ohnodonttakemehome

Daily Mail:

Ohnodonttakemehome

The Times:

Ez Tiger

D Express:

Big Jimbo

The Sun:

Big Jimbo

Daily Record:

Big Jimbo