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Boutique Event Hire Conditional Jockeys’ Training Series Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (RE Initiative)

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 7f 149y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Boutique Event Hire Conditional Jockeys’ Training Series Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (RE Initiative)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 80-153 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; made a successful debut over hurdles in a mares' novice at Wetherby in December (2m3f, good to soft); shade disappointing since; first run at this trip.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:25 Leicester

Nells Bells

11st 6lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

A two-time hurdles winner last season but she returned from nine months off with a well-held fifth of seven in 2m2f Kelso handicap 33 days ago; she needs to take a big step forward.

8/1

5th

3

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

14:28 Kelso

Nells Bells

11st 3lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

held up in rear, niggled along briefly before 4 out

5/1

1st

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:00 Newcastle

Nells Bells

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

held up in last, hit 2nd, niggled along after 3rd, pushed along briefly before 7th

9/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -74632

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden who has proved suited by the step up to 3m, having been placed at Ayr (third; 3m, good to soft) and Carlisle (second; 3m1f, heavy) on his last two starts; one to consider.

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3rd

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle

Nights In Venice

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

Disappointing at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago but he'd previously made a positive start to his chasing career and won at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in February; can be a contender if leaving last time behind.

7/2

4th

3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Nights In Venice

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders

7/4

1st

5

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Nights In Venice

11st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

The only maiden in this field but is unexposed over fences; had wind surgery prior to respectable fourth at Carlisle (3m, soft) three weeks ago on debut in this sphere; possibilities off current mark.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 225222 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

16-race maiden who has finished runner-up on six of her last seven starts; hung left when narrowly beaten at Huntingdon last time (3m1f, soft); cheekpieces now tried; a possible.

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8th

5

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Shesupincourt

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ryan Potter

Won twice on slow ground towards end last year (both times over 2m7f) but has become inconsistent this season and was pulled up on two of her last three outings; current mark probably demands a career best; cheekpieces (left off last twice) refitted; not the percentage call.

8/1

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Shesupincourt

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ryan Potter

Won over an extended 2m7f at Chepstow (heavy) in November and Bangor (soft; by 8l) in December; pulled up on penultimate start but bounced back with a creditable second over C&D (good to soft) ten days later, no chance against a resurgent mare; probably on the premises.

3/1

2nd

7

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:55 Southwell

Shesupincourt

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ryan Potter

Won over an extended 2m7f at Chepstow (heavy) in November and Bangor (soft; by 8l) in December; up another 8lb when pulled up off today's mark at Leicester ten days ago and needs to bounce back from that poor show.

7/1

Form: 067758

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Ordinary form so far and now steps up to this sort of trip for the first time under rules (well beaten in a 3m point); blinkers now tried; others stronger.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:00 Newcastle

Is So Cute Dimaria

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on outer, lost position 5th, pushed along before 7th

25/1

8th

11

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Is So Cute Dimaria

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Tim Easterby

Modest form so far but showed a little more last time when tried in this headgear combination and finishing fifth of 15 at Wetherby (2m3f, good, Red Ochre third); 4lb wrong but that is more than negated by rider's claim.

25/1

Form: 492-8P

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a novice handicap at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in March 2022, but not shown much since (pulled up when tried over fences last time); has since had wind surgery, so should fare better.

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1st

5

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

18:20 Stratford

R Bernard

11st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mel Rowley

Came good over hurdles on second start for current stable, making all to win fairly easily here (3m2f, good to soft) last month; went up 10lb for that but could quite plausibly make further progress for Mel Rowley.

7/4

1st

15

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

R Bernard

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mel Rowley

0-9 over hurdles; unable to justify heavy market support when third on last month's stable debut at Southwell (3m, soft) and effectively 3lb higher here but that was his first start since November and it will be interesting to see whether his backers wade in again.

7/1

Form: -7725P

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Musselburgh handicap in January (1m7f, soft), but poor efforts since (stiff task last time); takes a marked step up in trip.

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2nd

4

6th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Bebside Banter

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Largely sound record (1P12) since switched to chasing, the wins gained at Sedgefield (2m5f/2m3f, soft); creditable second there last time; switch to Catterick is the sole question mark (first run here).

3/1

2nd

7

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Bebside Banter

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

2-3 since switched to fences in the autumn, the latter win gained over C&D (soft) last month; another 4lb higher today but likely to make a very bold bid from the front.

2/1

1st

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Bebside Banter

10st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

jumped well, made all

5/1

Form: 469831 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over C&D last time despite pulling quite hard (heavy; Arnica last of six); had a soft lead on that occasion but should be competitive off this 4lb higher mark.

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9

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Howzat Hiris

10st 3lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Won at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last March and second to It's Maisy at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in December; well treated on those efforts but soundly beaten on her three runs since and needs to turn things around.

8/1

8th

16

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Howzat Hiris

10st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Off the mark over hurdles at 15th attempt when making all at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last March; posted best effort since when second at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in December but has merely underlined her inconsistency when well held twice since.

16/1

6th

12

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Howzat Hiris

10st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Off the mark over hurdles at 15th attempt when making all at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last March and posted best effort since when second at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in December; well beaten last month, though, and not the percentage call today.

12/1

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Non-runners

Arnica, R Bernard

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Payout
Exacta £215.00
Straight Forecast £244.30
Tricast £516.00
Trifecta £540.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Howzat Hiris

POSTDATA:

Shesupincourt

Daily Mail:

Nights In Venice

Telegraph:

Shesupincourt

The Guardian:

Shesupincourt

Daily Mirror:

Nights In Venice

The Sun:

Nights In Venice

RP Ratings:

Howzat Hiris

The Times:

Howzat Hiris

The Star:

Howzat Hiris

Daily Record:

Howzat Hiris