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18:20 Aintree

Good To Soft

Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £28135
  • 2m 0f 209y
  • Class 1
  • 20 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 20 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.50
  • Place: £5.80

Form: 1

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Came from towards the rear to lead inside the final furlong at Musselburgh (soft; 11-1) in January, winning with plenty in hand; interesting to see him pitched in at the deep end on just his second start and he has to be respected.

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8th

13

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Florida Dreams

10st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Had finest hour when winning last season's Grade 2 bumper at the Aintree festival (good to soft); made heavy weather of justifying short odds over C&D (soft) in December, and was let down by his jumping when upped in trip at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) in February; needs to get back on track but there could still be untapped potential after just four hurdles runs.

12/1

3rd

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:25 Musselburgh

Florida Dreams

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

novicey jumping, held up in last, mistake 7th, not fluent 10th

9/4

6/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2-321 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

One of two runners from the Willie Mullins stable; showed some improvement to build on three frame finishes when scoring at Cork (heavy; 5-4 favourite) last month, always travelling powerfully; this is a sterner assignment but he's a useful prospect and impossible to rule out.

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1st

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Blizzard Of Oz

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

prominent, mistake 4th, challenging on outer going best after 2 out, led before last, ridden out

5/2

5th

3

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 21y

13:55 Naas

Blizzard Of Oz

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Beat Any Road in a Cork bumper in March but beaten twice by Captain Cody and had to overcome a poor round of jumping in winning his maiden hurdle at Punchestown in December; needs to improve to win this.

3/1

1st

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:00 Punchestown

Blizzard Of Oz

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

midfield, headway and went second after 2 out, challenging when carried left last, soon led and edged right, ridden clear towards finish

11/10

12/1

  • Place: £7.10

Form: 11-2

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Clearcut winner of two French AQPS races in autumn 2021 and failed by only 1l to make it 3-3 at Uttoxeter (soft; 17-2; best work late on) four weeks ago; doesn't have much to find on that form and is not ruled out by any means.

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6th

8

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Hasthing

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Placed in a Grade 2 bumper; will need to jump better than at Newbury last time (2m) but returning to further will help after winning his two previous races at about this distance (heavy/soft), latterly narrowly repelling subsequent Ascot winner Pic Roc who was receiving 6lb; has been well found in the market but for good reason.

3/1

7th

1

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:55 Newbury

Hasthing

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield

5/2

Form: 114 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

From a useful family and successful in double-figure fields at Uttoxeter (good) and Warwick (soft; got up close home) on his first two outings; done for speed when only fourth of eight to Aslukgoes in Listed race at Newbury (good) in February, but more testing conditions today should play to his strengths and he's not without a hope of turning the tables on that rival.

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2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

16:25 Haydock

Bowenspark

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Henry Daly

Fourth in Grade 2 bumper at Aintree last April and easy win on hurdle debut at Stratford (2m, soft) in November; beaten when falling in Grade 2 here (1m7f, good to soft) next time, and turned over at 8-15 at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last time, but his pedigree hints he could have staying potential.

10/1

1

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Bowenspark

11st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Useful in bumpers last season and created good impression when winning easily by 11l on hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, soft) in November; safely held in fourth before last-fight fall in Haydock Grade 2 (1m7f, good to soft) later that month but remains a very good prospect.

10/11

0

1

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

12:05 Haydock

Bowenspark

11st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Dual bumper winner (on good and soft) who might well have gone close to winning the Grade 2 at Aintree's National meeting had that race panned out more favourably; didn't beat a lot on his hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, soft) but it was impressive; exciting prospect.

9/4

Form: 1 D

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a sister to Marello, who was unbeaten in three bumpers and high class over hurdles; promising in his own right, following a comfortable point win with a last-gasp success in a bumper at Leopardstown (soft; 4-1; front two well clear) on Boxing Day; already useful on the figures and has plenty of untapped potential.

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3rd

1

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Pour Les Filles

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, pushed along before 2 out, ridden but lost second last, no extra run-in

2/1

3rd

8

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Punchestown

Pour Les Filles

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Comfortable point winner the season before last; beat a Willie Mullins-trained favourite in a bumper at last season's Christmas fixture at Leopardstown; did not get the best of runs when fifth behind the promising Florida Dream in 20-runner Grade 2 bumper at Aintree; should make a high-class novice hurdler.

5/4

Form: 211 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

All three runs at Ayr; made all in January (heavy) and February (good to soft), with a bit to spare on second occasion; likely to give it his best shot from the front once more but this is a much sterner assignment.

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7th

3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:55 Aintree

Esprit Du Potier

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

2-2 over 2m4f, the latest success at Newcastle (heavy) where he hammered inferior rivals; now goes up against mostly superior opponents on form hitherto but may improve further at this distance.

20/1

1st

2

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Esprit Du Potier

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

travelled strongly, made all

8/11

0

5

27th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Esprit Du Potier

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won two of his four bumpers (heavy/good to soft); runner-up in a pair of 2m hurdles but improved for 2m4f when making all at Ayr (heavy) and he might well progress again for going this far; couldn't rule out.

8/1

14/1

Form: 12/32

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

6yo who ran well after a long absence when third to Bowenspark at Warwick (soft) on New Year's Eve and improved a bit more when second to Aslukgoes in Listed race at Newbury (good) in February; in the mix once again but he'll need more if he's to turn those placed efforts into a win.

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10th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Masaccio

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Kept on for fifth in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in December and easily returned to winning ways when 1-6 in Kempton novice (2m5f, soft) in February; has a chiefly Flat pedigree but has shaped as though he might be a stayer, and he could be thereabouts now up in trip on handicap debut.

4/1

1st

2

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Kempton

Masaccio

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Battled well to make winning seasonal/hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in October and has performed commendably against smart opposition on both subsequent appearances, more recently when fifth in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in December; leading contender.

8/13

5th

6

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Masaccio

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Seems to handle soft ground; consistent in bumpers and has remained in good form since switched to hurdles, winning at Chepstow (2m3f) then very close second over C&D; could go well again, given his record to date.

12/1

Form: 1

Last run: 169 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beat a well-backed favourite on debut at Uttoxeter (good) in October and that rival went one better at Chepstow over Christmas in runaway style; not seen since (withdrawn from Aslukgoes' Newbury race in February when the ground dried out) but remains a most promising sort; another to consider.

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1st

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Go To War

11st 12lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Good-ground bumper winner who won comfortably over C&D (soft) in December on his third hurdle start; has had wind op since and now wears a tongue-tie; strong contender under a 7lb penalty.

11/10

1st

4

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Go To War

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Uttoxeter bumper winner before finishing eighth in the Grade 2 at Aintree; was about to mount his challenge when jinking and unseating three out on hurdling debut at Exeter but didn't do much wrong at Taunton, other than find two superior (finished clear of the remainder); the winner bolted up again last week; brings the best form credentials.

4/6

3rd

8

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Taunton

Go To War

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won a good-ground Uttoxeter bumper before finishing a respectable eighth in the Grade 2 at Aintree; well backed for hurdling debut at Exeter (2m2f, good) and was mounting a challenge when jinking and unseating three out; much respected.

2/1

7/1

Form: 1

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flat-bred gelding from the family of Enable; drew clear closing stages when winning at Naas (yielding; 3-1 favourite) in February; withdrawn from the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham due to soft ground; hard to pin down but with an excellent stable and impossible to discount.

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4th

6

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Samui

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a Listed handicap hurdle off 121 at Listowel in September; bounced back from poor run at Tipperary when beaten 9l in the County; wasn't seen to best effect and 3lb lower here; one to consider.

8/1

9th

18

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Samui

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Disappointing in Tipperary Grade 3 last October and absent since; however, prior to that he won a big-field 4yo handicap at Listowel (2m, good to yielding) and that form reads well; also effective on soft ground; this unexposed sort retains potential for his top trainer and is not written off.

66/1

2nd

1

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Samui

12st 9lb

J: Shauna Knowles

T: Gordon Elliott

.

6/1

Form: 111 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has made a flawless start to his career, winning twice for Ian Williams last summer and maintaining his unbeaten record in Listed race at Newbury (again good ground; improved form to beat Masaccio in workmanlike style) in February; leading contender if handling today's more testing conditions.

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10th

1

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

18:20 Aintree

Aslukgoes

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

Has made a flawless start to his career, winning twice for Ian Williams last summer and maintaining his unbeaten record in Listed race at Newbury (again good ground; improved form to beat Masaccio in workmanlike style) in February; leading contender if handling today's more testing conditions.

10/1

1st

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

16:43 Newbury

Aslukgoes

11st 7lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

Clearcut winner of two good-ground bumpers last summer for Ian Williams, readily landing odds at Fontwell on second occasion; meets sterner opposition here but impossible to discount; new yard had first winner on Thursday.

10/1

1st

1

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

19:30 Fontwell

Aslukgoes

11st 6lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Ian Williams

prominent, went second and going best home turn, soon hung right and shaken up, led 3f out, kept on well from 2f out, comfortably

4/5

Form: 1 D

Last run: 275 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Changed hands for £70,000 in between a battling point success and a more convincing win in a Killarney bumper (good; 3-1) last summer; has to overcome a nine-month absence and a step up in grade, but he's in excellent hands and could have a say if handling today's softer ground.

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0

1

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

Kinbara

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Recorded two wide-margin wins in July, over 3m Wexford on good to yielding and over 2m6f at Cartmel; weakened from two out in 2m5f Cheltenham Grade 2 contest a month ago; down in class now.

6/1

4th

3

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Kinbara

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John C McConnell

Irish 5yo who is 2-2 since switch to hurdles, recording 18l wins at Wexford (3m, good to yielding) and Cartmel (2m6f, heavy) in July; now goes in tongue-tie; faces stiffer opposition upped in class but looks useful and brings respectable RPRs to this bigger stage; interesting contender.

5/1

1st

2

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

14:15 Cartmel

Kinbara

11st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Point and bumper winner; easily justified favouritism on hurdles debut at Wexford (3m maiden; good to yielding) a fortnight ago; penalised accordingly but trainer usually does well with his British runners (2-4 at Cartmel this season); likely to have plenty more to offer with conditions to suit.

4/9

Form: 21 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £100,000 after finishing second in an Irish point in January and has done well for his new connections, winning comfortably at Stratford (heavy; 7-2) two weeks ago; however, nearly all of today's rivals have stronger form so he'll need a jolt of improvement to follow up.

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5th

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Westerninthepark

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Won his bumper on heavy before finishing midfield in Aintree's Grade 2 (behind Hasthing); they were modest hurdle races (Plumpton/Fakenham; 2m4f) in which he justified odds-on favouritism but he's a big horse with plenty more to offer.

12/1

1st

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

14:40 Fakenham

Westerninthepark

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Charlton

raced in second, joined leader after 7th, led and pushed along when not fluent 2 out, went clear on turn before last, comfortably

4/5

1st

6

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Westerninthepark

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Clearcut winner of Stratford bumper (heavy) last April and he had a tough task in Grade 2 at Aintree in final run last season; well-held third at Exeter (2m2f, good) on his hurdling debut but he ran well for a long way and that was a promising effort; this longer trip should be within range on pedigree and he's respected back from another break.

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: 216 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unplaced in a point less than a year ago but has made great strides in bumpers since, flooring a shorter-priced stablemate at Limerick before running a cracker when a close sixth at the Cheltenham Festival (soft; 50-1); that's the best form on offer here and he commands major respect.

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1st

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Captain Cody

11st 3lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: W P Mullins

midfield, smooth headway on outer after 3 out, challenging 2 out, led when not fluent last, pushed out and went clear towards finish

20/1

4th

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Captain Cody

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

pressed leader, lost position when outpaced after 2 out

11/8

2nd

5

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 21y

13:55 Naas

Captain Cody

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Good bumper horse, beating Blizzard Of Oz twice and finishing sixth at Cheltenham; jumped sketchily but brushed aside Backtonormal at Gowran and likely to improve for this.

13/8

Form: 110

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £125,000 after a successful debut at Market Rasen in October and he followed up in a Listed race at Cheltenham (soft) on New Year's Day; however, he was well beaten at the Cheltenham Festival (100-1; 19l behind Captain Cody) last time and needs to up his game significantly.

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2nd

3

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Fiercely Proud

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Good third in similar event at Doncaster (2m, good) four weeks ago, taking hurdles form figures to 113, and ties in closely with Lump Sum on that effort; acts on soft; major contender.

100/30

3rd

1

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

13:30 Doncaster

Fiercely Proud

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ben Pauling

Won a Listed bumper (on soft) before coming up well short at the spring festivals; the form of his debut hurdle win at Hereford (through the second) gives him the beating of Lump Sum and the front two came clear when he followed up in gritty fashion at Taunton (2m, good to soft); entered in the Supreme.

5/1

Form: 13-21 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has improved with each of his four runs, notching second win in big field at Kelso (soft) three weeks ago; he'll need better still to follow up in this higher grade but he's a likeable sort, not dismissed lightly.

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3rd

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

16:45 Ayr

Berties Ballet

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Dual bumper winner (good/soft) and won a Haydock novice (heavy) on his second run over hurdles; limitations somewhat exposed since then (in good company) and could be up against it again here; unraced beyond 2m2f.

20/1

4th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 1

14:17 Kelso

Berties Ballet

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

held up in rear, hampered by faller 1st, dropped to last before 3rd

20/1

Form: 21 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Went down narrowly on Wincanton debut on Boxing Day and gained compensation two months later in 14-runner race at Chepstow (good to soft; 6-4 favourite), always prominent; promising type, in good hands and ought to make his presence felt again.

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2nd

1

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

12:05 Cheltenham

Beat The Bat

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Bumper winner who has raised his game switched to hurdling this season with a second at Chepstow and narrow win at Ascot, both over about 2m3f on good to soft; unraced on softer; back down in trip but has narrowly the best chance on hurdles form and must be on the shortlist.

7/2

1st

3

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 3

12:15 Ascot

Beat The Bat

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Bumper winner (2m, good to soft) who was tailed off in Grade 2 at Aintree but bounced back when going close in a big field on last month's hurdle and seasonal debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft); he was clear of the remainder and sets a strong standard for the rest of these to aim at.

5/2

2nd

2

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:25 Chepstow

Beat The Bat

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

prominent, disputed lead just after 2 out, led narrowly last, soon hung right, kept on but headed towards finish

5/1

Form: 12

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has shaped well in two races at Huntingdon, scoring on debut in January (good to soft) and running at least as well when second under a penalty in March (good); may not have reached his limit but faces a tougher task.

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10th

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Taras Halls

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

prominent

14/1

2nd

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:19 Market Rasen

Taras Halls

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

disputed lead early, went clear with winner after 3rd, not fluent 5th, chased clear leader 6th

7/4

10th

11

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Taras Halls

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sue Smith

Could not have given his true running when tailed off behind Asta La Pasta on Boxing Day (sent off just 4-1) and twice runner-up subsequently, to the Cheltenham-bound Handstands (2m4f, soft) and then Champagne Twist at Doncaster (good); has a 7lb pull with the Pauling horse here and getting back on softer ground won't hurt; each-way claims.

12/1

Form: 101 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Saddle slipped at Cheltenham on New Year's Day but he has a 100% record otherwise, scoring at Ayr (soft) in November and Doncaster (good) in January; in much deeper waters here but his second win came easily by 8l and it's hard to know where his ceiling lies.

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

10th

3

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Dino Bellagio

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won two of his four bumpers and has plenty of jumpers in his pedigree, but he made early mistakes when pulled up before four out on hurdling debut at Bangor (2m, soft) in October; off since, due to be back on better ground and cheekpieces are enlisted.

5/1

0

7

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Dino Bellagio

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent, jumped badly right and bumped rival 2nd, mistake and lost position 4th, struggling when pulled up before 4 out

11/4

18th

16

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

18:20 Aintree

Dino Bellagio

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Saddle slipped at Cheltenham on New Year's Day but he has a 100% record otherwise, scoring at Ayr (soft) in November and Doncaster (good) in January; in much deeper waters here but his second win came easily by 8l and it's hard to know where his ceiling lies.

12/1

25/1

Form: 13 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a weak contest at Fakenham when with top Flat trainer Roger Varian, then did well to finish third to Aslukgoes at Newbury (good) given how freely he raced; a first-time hood may help him to settle better today.

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

6th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Shinji

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Martin Keighley

took keen hold, prominent, weakening when awkward jump 2 out

4/1

0

5

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:48 Uttoxeter

Shinji

11st 9lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, mistake 6th, going okay and challenging when ran out 3 out

9/2

Form: 1 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Plenty of bumper winners in his pedigree and he created a most favourable impression when making a successful debut at Taunton (good to soft; 5-1) last month, easily pulling clear; yard has won two of the last three runnings of this race; open to plenty of improvement and high on the list.

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

6th

7

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Centara

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won a 2m3f novice here on good to soft in December but cut out quickly when penalised back here last month; still has something to learn and could turn out well handicapped off this mark, but keen-going tendencies remains a concern.

6/1

5th

1

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:50 Taunton

Centara

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, led, mistake 4 out, headed before 2 out, weakened and lost two places from last

5/2

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Selections

Telegraph:

Centara

SPOTLIGHT:

Pour Les Filles

The Times:

Florida Dreams

RP Ratings:

Captain Cody

TOPSPEED:

Blizzard Of Oz

Daily Mirror:

Samui

D Express:

Beat The Bat

WEST COUNTRY:

Hasthing

The Guardian:

Kinbara

Daily Mail:

Centara

Daily Record:

Pour Les Filles

The Star:

Florida Dreams

POSTDATA:

Captain Cody

The Sun:

Blizzard Of Oz