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Start Bay Inn Torcross Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 5
  • 18 runners
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Start Bay Inn Torcross Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 76-891 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Tongue-tie added and was having his first run beyond 2m over hurdles when a well-backed winner at Market Rasen (2m2f, soft); 5lb rise is fair.

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1st

5

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:35 Exeter

Any Biscuits

11st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Tongue-tie added and was having his first run beyond 2m over hurdles when a well-backed winner at Market Rasen (2m2f, soft); 5lb rise is fair.

4/1

1st

5

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

14:05 Market Rasen

Any Biscuits

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Ex-Irish maiden who failed to build upon low-key stable debut when soundly beaten on handicap debut at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) in January; moves up in trip and has tongue-tie fitted here; not written off just yet.

8/1

9th

4

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:24 Plumpton

Any Biscuits

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Ex-Irish maiden; made low-key stable debut in Huntingdon novice this month but no surprise if he gets much more competitive now switched to a low-grade handicap and with that outing under his belt.

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 4330

Last run: 121 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Third in two novice hurdles here (2m3f/2m, good) before finishing down the field in a Taunton handicap; should have done better there but it's still early days.

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2nd

10

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:50 Cheltenham

Ooh Betty

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

3-13 over hurdles; lost out only by a nose to Aston Martini in quite valuable race at Lingfield (2m, soft) in January, having been bumped on the run-in, and her next two runs were also very creditable; the most exposed one in this line-up but handles good ground and probably won't be far away.

14/1

3rd

1

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Ooh Betty

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Career-best form was two runs back when runner-up in a mares' novice at Lingfield (2m, soft; awarded the race on the day but lost it on appeal); late mistakes were no help when second to Party Vibes at Market Rasen and she was giving the Daly mare 9lb that day; certainly not without hope of reversing those placings, especially with Joe Anderson now taking off 5lb; stays this far.

14/1

2nd

1

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 3

15:25 Market Rasen

Ooh Betty

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Having a good season over hurdles with two wins in May (2m3f/2m4f, good/good to soft) and another in a mares' novice handicap in November (2m3f, good); career-best form last time when runner-up in a mares' novice at Lingfield (2m, soft; awarded the race on the day but lost it on appeal); should go well again.

5/4

100/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 804070

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

0-14 and was 100-1 when tailed off in a Chepstow handicap last month.

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2nd

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Hillsin

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Alan Jones

prominent

8/1

6th

2

17th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:10 Southwell

Hillsin

11st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Alan Jones

Remains a maiden after 17 starts and today's stable debut is his first run since last July, but he's been a good third on two of his last three starts (2m2f/2m4f, good) and has run well on soft in the past; not ruled out.

6/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 474-52

Last run: 148 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Just lost out to a well-backed rival when second of 15 at Taunton (2m3f, good) in November; unlikely to be found wanting for fitness after his break.

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12th

9

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Callistos King

11st 3lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

held up in rear, headway before 3 out

14/1

0

3

18th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell

Callistos King

11st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, prominent

5/1

4th

1

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Worcester

Callistos King

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Fair and consistent hurdler who posted a solid third in first-time cheekpieces in 3m Stratford handicap 22 days ago; interesting chasing debutant for his top yard.

5/2

Form: 45-854

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Beaten double-digit lengths in all his runs and latest fourth at Plumpton was underwhelming (2m4f handicap, soft); cheekpieces are soon turned to.

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4th

6

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:10 Wincanton

Getaway Tom

11st 4lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive 5yo who doubled his tally for the season when rallying well for Cameron Iles at Worcester (2m, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; could still have more to offer; respected.

7/2

1st

1

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Getaway Tom

12st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

Improved to win quite comfortably at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in May, his sixth start over hurdles, and has finished second three consecutive times since; sports first-time tongue-tie today and capable 10lb claimer Cameron Iles is enlisted; likely to be right in the thick of things again.

4/1

2nd

2

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:27 Newton Abbot

Getaway Tom

11st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Improved to win quite comfortably at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in May, his sixth start over hurdles, and finished second on both subsequent outings; lost out only narrowly to Sassified over C&D two runs ago; ought to be right in the thick of things again.

4/1

Form: 09P744

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Beaten in the region of 20l in his three handicaps, in cheekpieces and blinkers; has to step up to have any chance.

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11th

12

18th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:25 Fontwell

Mr Snow Way

10st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

raced in second, hit 4th, not fluent and lost position 3 out, pushed along and lost ground into midfield home turn, ridden and weakened before 2 out

12/1

6th

17

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:35 Exeter

Mr Snow Way

10st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Beaten in the region of 20l in his three handicaps, in cheekpieces and blinkers; has to step up to have any chance.

33/1

4th

7

27th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:00 Wincanton

Mr Snow Way

10st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

led, briefly disputed lead 4th, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened and lost third approaching last

10/1

Form: 378453

Last run: 168 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Raised his game to finish third on his handicap debut here (2m, good) in November and could step up again.

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3rd

11

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

13:44 Wincanton

Testflight

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sue Gardner

13-race maiden; often attracts good market support but weakened quickly when joint-favourite for chasing debut at Stratford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago and is effectively 2lb higher today; interesting to see whether his supporters wade in again.

12/1

6th

6

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

15:40 Stratford

Testflight

10st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

0-9 over hurdles; ran well for a long way when fourth here (3m2f, good) in July but was soundly beaten over that trip at Newton Abbot the following month; drops back to 2m3f for this chasing debut.

10/1

Form: 906P

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Shown little but conditions were soft when pulled up on handicap debut over 2m6f and this trip/ground could be more suitable; tongue-tie added.

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8th

10

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:35 Exeter

Ipsos Pierji

11st 2lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Shown little but conditions were soft when pulled up on handicap debut over 2m6f and this trip/ground could be more suitable; tongue-tie added.

25/1

5

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 5

13:05 Ffos Las

Ipsos Pierji

11st 8lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Showed little in a point and three novice hurdles in 2022; this is his first realistic chance but plenty of improvement is needed.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 404

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner now making her handicap debut over hurdles and her latest fourth at Ludlow (2m, soft) was fairly encouraging.

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6th

7

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:18 Stratford

Lucky Draw

11st 3lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Narrow defeats in two handicaps in June (both weaker contests than this) but well beaten back in novice company latest; tends to race too freely; others look to have more viable claims.

14/1

4th

10

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:40 Southwell

Lucky Draw

10st 9lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Daniel Bourne

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 4th, some headway 5th

13/8

2nd

2

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:10 Market Rasen

Lucky Draw

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Dual Flat winner who has improved with experience over hurdles and was over 30l clear of the third when second to Green Or Black at Uttoxeter (2m, good) this month; has to take a 6lb rise on the chin but could still be well handicapped.

11/4

100/1

Form: -008P6

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Both wins came on the AW and he's not going anywhere fast over hurdles; opposable.

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9th

8

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Daany

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Joe Tickle

Opened account at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January and arguably ran a fair bit better than bare form suggests when a weakening fifth at Hereford (2m, soft) two weeks ago; considered each-way.

8/1

5th

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Daany

10st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

Sole win over hurdles came at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January; still going okay up front when unseating three out there last time; has the form to go well but is more exposed than some of these rivals.

8/1

6

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Daany

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Got off the mark over hurdles at the 11th attempt, racing prominently to score over C&D (heavy) in January; bettered that despite being beaten 6l after a 7lb rise back here next time; below par both in this code and on AW in two further starts; player if bouncing back.

9/2

16/1

Form: 463P64

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Best run so far when beaten 21l in a 2m3f handicap at Taunton two runs ago; will need to better that.

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2nd

4

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Coconut Twist

11st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Brian Barr

in touch with leaders

11/2

2nd

6

3rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:55 Southwell

Coconut Twist

10st 9lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Brian Barr

0-10 over hurdles but runner-up on his last three appearances (behind Secret Trix over C&D on second occasion) and it's reasonable to expect another good run today.

4/1

Form: P6-444

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Not threatened in either of his handicaps at about 2m4f but had more behind than in front on both occasions; could be helped by returning to this trip and considered.

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2

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Worcester

Dom Bosco

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Tom George

Fair maiden hurdler but offered little on his first go over fences when remote fifth to Sir Jack West in C&D handicap 29 days ago; needs to take a big step forward.

16/1

5th

1

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Worcester

Dom Bosco

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

Made it 0-8 when below par in handicap hurdle at Exeter last month but he's on a competitive mark on his best hurdle form and this 6yo is not ruled out now switched to fences in a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

12th

3

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:35 Exeter

Dom Bosco

11st 13lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

Not threatened in either of his handicaps at about 2m4f but had more behind than in front on both occasions; could be helped by returning to this trip and considered.

15/2

50/1

Form: -90606

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Modest performer who was no better for going handicapping at Wincanton (2m5f) and has lots to prove.

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16th

16

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Libor Lad

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Took form to whole new level when winning comfortably at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) in February, his 11th hurdling start, but was safely held (albeit on heavy ground) off new mark last month and it's hard to know what to expect from him in first-time cheekpieces here.

16/1

Form: 5/0/63

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Three Flat wins; 0-6 over hurdles and beaten 53l and 25l in two handicaps since returning from a long absence.

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5th

1

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Kingfast

12st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, wandered around 2nd

11/4

1st

2

15th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:15 Southwell

Kingfast

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

travelled strongly, prominent

5/4

1st

3

12th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Kingfast

11st 9lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Safely held on all three starts since returning from mammoth absence for new yard in February; perhaps ran better than bare form suggests on last two occasions but will need to see this race out much more strongly.

8/1

Form: 044

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Some promise when a 17l fourth in his middle run and handicaps should see him in a better light.

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15th

9

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:35 Exeter

Atlantic Fleet

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Some promise when a 17l fourth in his middle run and handicaps should see him in a better light.

10/1

4th

1

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Atlantic Fleet

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

14/1

4th

1

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Taunton

Atlantic Fleet

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

From a useful family and represents notable connections; soundly beaten in Chepstow bumper (good to soft) last month but should do better with that debut experience under his belt.

20/1

Form: -5P975

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Showed more when weakening out of the picture late on at Doncaster (2m3f, good), finishing only 6l off the winner; each-way appeal.

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4th

3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Kings Justice

11st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Sam Allwood

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway before 10th, mistake 13th

9/4

2nd

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Kings Justice

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Sam Allwood

In good form at Catterick (2m3f, soft/good to soft) since wearing cheekpieces, disputing second when brought down two out last time; likely player provided he takes to Hereford.

7/2

Form: 84717F D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

First-time visored when winning a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Taunton in February; ran moderately next time and then fell mid-race on his return to fences; bit risky.

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10th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Professor Calculus

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Seemingly back in good form when placed at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in June but not much has gone to plan since; soundly beaten when upped to 2m4f in August and has further to go here; swaps cheekpieces for refitted visor; not the percentage call.

33/1

8th

6

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Professor Calculus

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

No paragon of consistency but Taunton winner in February (2m3f, made all, first time in a visor) and also ran well at Newton Abbot in June; heavy ground probably to blame when pulled up here latest; often leads.

16/1

0

4

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Professor Calculus

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won a novice handicap with a first-time visor at Taunton in February (2m3f, good) and fair third in ordinary Newton Abbot handicap two runs back (2m1f, good); cheekpieces now tried; soft ground perhaps not ideal.

9/1

Form: 0P75

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Couldn't get remotely excited by her form to date (hooded last twice) but this is her handicap debut so is entitled to show more.

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0

11

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Blue Anchor

10st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Richard Hawker

Poor form in five runs for previous connections and sold on for just £2,000.

50/1

18th

12

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:35 Exeter

Blue Anchor

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Couldn't get remotely excited by her form to date (hooded last twice) but this is her handicap debut so is entitled to show more.

14/1

5th

2

9th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:05 Wincanton

Blue Anchor

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

held up in rear

66/1

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Exacta £803.00
Straight Forecast £642.70
Tricast £6573.60
Trifecta £6452.00

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SPOTLIGHT:

Dom Bosco

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