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Two Mile Oak Abbotskerswell Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2178.4
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Two Mile Oak Abbotskerswell Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.90
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 11 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tramore and Huntingdon soft-ground bumper wins gained under differing tactics; latter (British debut; run of the race) sets clear standard on RPRs and he's respected again, notwithstanding the double penalty.

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2nd

10

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Supremely West

10st 9lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

3-3 in bumpers and 2-5 hurdling; no match for the winner on last two starts but did well to rally for second of eight on handicap debut here (heavy) last time and this first foray beyond 2m5f under rules holds possibilities; Luke Scott, who rode for his last bumper win, returns; not dismissed.

7/1

2nd

3

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

14:45 Chepstow

Supremely West

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

in touch with leaders, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4 out, outpaced 3 out, rallied after 2 out, no chance with winner but went second approaching last, kept on

6/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 9 BF

Last run: 116 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Looked a threat only to weaken from 2f out on his Wincanton debut over Christmas (good to soft); backed into favouritism that day, and given almost four months off since; remains of interest.

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3rd

8

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Tinklers Hill

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Didn't live up to market expectations on his bumper debut at Wincanton last winter but he found improvement when runner-up at Exeter (2m, good; Pride Of Paris fifth) in April; split two subsequent hurdle winners in that race and he looks interesting on his switch to this sphere.

3/1

2nd

10

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

20:05 Exeter

Tinklers Hill

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Looked a threat only to weaken from 2f out on his Wincanton debut over Christmas (good to soft); backed into favouritism that day, and given almost four months off since; remains of interest.

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 7

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Green when 26l seventh on February's bumper debut (good), traffic issues also not helping matters; can do better, though must take on trust he'll work out what's required in time today; tongue tie retained.

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2nd

1

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Emailandy

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

led

11/10

2nd

6

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Emailandy

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Half-brother to the high-class jumper Charbel; promise in bumpers and won his hurdles debut at Plumpton in November, drawing clear in impressive fashion; while not living up to his stable's recent exalted winners of a good novice event at Newbury (also 2m4f on good to soft) four weeks later, he did show improved form in 2l third of 12 and any further progress would make this look an attractive mark for handicap debut.

3/1

3rd

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

13:05 Newbury

Emailandy

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Half-brother to the high-class jumper Charbel; showed some promise in bumpers and made a winning start over hurdles at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft; 7-1) four weeks ago, drawing clear in impressive fashion; Paul Nicholls has taken the last three runnings of this contest with subsequent Grade 1 winners Bravemansgame, Stage Star and Stay Away Fay; leading contender.

5/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £80,000 after winning a Chaddesley Corbett 2m4f maiden point for Tom Ellis (good to soft); nephew of Cilaos Emery, whose high-class jumping career was preceded by a bumper debut success, and dam won one of these in France also; no surprise if emerging on top.

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4th

4

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

20:05 Exeter

Im Ravenous

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Bought for £80,000 after winning a Chaddesley Corbett 2m4f maiden point for Tom Ellis (good to soft); nephew of Cilaos Emery, whose high-class jumping career was preceded by a bumper debut success, and dam won one of these in France also; no surprise if emerging on top.

5/2

Form: 7

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Have to trust he'll know more than when a green 38l seventh on last month's Warwick debut, though bumper-winning prowess in immediate family keeps him of some interest in this sphere for now.

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1st

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Pride Of Paris

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Victor Dartnall

Soundly beaten in 2m Taunton novice last month but his fourth in a 2m3f maiden there (good to soft) two starts ago was quite promising and he's open to improvement in handicaps.

5/1

7th

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Pride Of Paris

11st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Kept on for fifth of 13 in good-ground Exeter bumper in April but safely held in two maiden hurdles this autumn and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps after this run.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £75,000 in February immediately after making a winning debut in a Punchestown point (good to yielding); bumper winners in the immediate family include triple scorer half-brother Clondaw Warrior; looks the part on paper and readily shortlisted; yard 1-4 in bumpers this term.

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1st

9

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

The Midwife

11st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

prominent early, steadied towards rear 3rd

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Full sister Spice Girl won three bumpers for Martin Keighley during summer 2017, though not her debut; market confidence would help.

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3rd

9

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:25 Hereford

Spice Boy

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Unable to land a significant blow in soft-ground Ascot bumper last month but stayed on for very respectable fourth at Worcester (good to soft) two starts ago and should have a future over jumps.

25/1

9th

10

4th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

16:15 Ascot

Spice Boy

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

towards rear throughout

16/1

4th

8

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:05 Worcester

Spice Boy

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Sister Spice Girl won three bumpers for Martin Keighley after a never-dangerous debut; this one also failed to figure when he made his debut at Exeter (good; 16-1) in April but he showed some promise.

16/1

Form: 5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a mare who won 35 times (30 points) at 2m4f-3m2f, and already looked in need of a stiffer test than bumpers can provide on last month's Hereford debut; hood discarded.

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2nd

2

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Myfanwys Magic

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Belied triple-digit odds when close second in Warwick novice (2m, soft) in November but was just a respectable fourth when upped to 3m for recent handicap debut at Southwell (good to soft); drops back in trip here; improvement needed.

14/1

4th

3

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Myfanwys Magic

11st 10lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Went close in a novice hurdle at Warwick in November and showed that form was no fluke at Ludlow latest, both over 2m on soft; initial mark looks a bit stiff but further improvement may well be possible over this much longer trip, with the dam having had plenty of stamina.

4/1

Form: 50

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Some ability evident on his Kempton debut fifth in February (good to soft), albeit weakening quickly once headed; questions to answer having failed by some margin to back that up at the same venue next time.

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1st

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Elpologreg

10st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

0-9; well beaten in all three starts over fences; others preferred.

9/1

3rd

4

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Elpologreg

10st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

towards rear, outpaced 3 out, some headway before 2 out, no impression when left in remote third last

33/1

0

8

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Elpologreg

11st 0lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Not yet fully exposed after only seven runs but was well beaten when fourth on last month's chase/handicap debut at Fakenham (2m5f, good to soft) and needs to take a big step forward here.

20/1

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20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winner in February on the second of two Irish point starts (3m, yielding), but starts out under Rules for a yard not especially associated with bumper winners; perhaps best viewed as one for later on.

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5

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Stratford

Hobie

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: David Dennis

Won a maiden hurdle at Worcester (2m, good) in May but things have not gone well in his last three runs including a remote fifth of six on his chase debut at Exeter (2m3f) last month; dropped another 4lb but he has plenty to prove at this new trip and his best form has come on fast ground.

33/1

5th

1

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

16:35 Exeter

Hobie

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: David Dennis

The winner of a modest maiden hurdle earlier this year; highly tried on handicap debut latest but does look on a tough mark for this chasing debut.

8/1

0

10

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Worcester

Hobie

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: David Dennis

Improved to win modest 2m novice here in May but returns after heavy defeat behind Manimole at Southwell three weeks ago and others in the line-up have much more compelling form.

50/1

Form: 8

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

100-1, wouldn't settle and beaten 30l on last month's debut (soft); better days likely await granted a trip and obstacles.

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4th

8

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Rangatira Jack

11st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Linda Blackford

Has no obvious form claims having been beaten 31l and 45l in his two hurdles; perhaps one for handicaps.

100/1

9th

13

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Rangatira Jack

11st 6lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

Made quite encouraging hurdle debut when fifth (albeit well held) in 2m novice here (good to soft) in November but seems unlikely to make the necessary progress today.

33/1

5th

8

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Rangatira Jack

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

Down the field at big odds on his two bumpers in the spring (soft/good; including here) and he'd be a surprise winner today.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

12,000euros yearling out of an unraced sister to Prix La Haye Jousselin winner Turgot; yard can find the odd bumper winner, but has sent out only five runners in this sphere all season.

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1

17th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:50 Worcester

Sweet Threat

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

Prominent up to a point at Exeter (good; 7-1) last month but he ended up tailed off and can only be watched after that low-key start.

16/1

5

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Warwick

Sweet Threat

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tom George

Prominent up to a point at Exeter (good; 7-1) but ended up tailed off.

50/1

12th

9

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

20:05 Exeter

Sweet Threat

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

12,000euros yearling out of an unraced sister to Prix La Haye Jousselin winner Turgot; yard can find the odd bumper winner, but has sent out only five runners in this sphere all season.

8/1

Form: 7

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No great encouragement in two bumpers (one between the flags) ten months apart, beaten 71l in the latest.

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9th

6

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

12:30 Uttoxeter

Johnthepostman

11st 4lb

J: Mr Geoff Barfoot-Saunt

T: Tracey Barfoot-Saunt

Beaten out of sight at huge odds on both hurdling starts (2m3f/2m4f) and needs the first-time blinkers to generate miraculous improvement.

200/1

6th

2

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Ffos Las

Johnthepostman

11st 4lb

J: Mr Geoff Barfoot-Saunt

T: Tracey Barfoot-Saunt

raced in second, lost position with one circuit to go, dropped to last before 6th, struggling from 4 out, tailed off

100/1

13th

5

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:55 Chepstow

Johnthepostman

11st 4lb

J: Mr Geoff Barfoot-Saunt

T: Tracey Barfoot-Saunt

always behind, tailed off (trainer said gelding was unsuited by the Going on this occasion, officially described as Good to Soft, Soft in places, and would benefit from a quicker surface)

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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11th

15

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:50 Newbury

Vision De Maine

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, led

33/1

7th

13

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Chepstow

Vision De Maine

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: David Pipe

midfield

6/1

2nd

8

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

17:35 Sedgefield

Vision De Maine

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Won on debut in an Irish maiden point (3m, firm) in March and bought for £95,000 later that month; new trainer is 3-6 in bumpers at this course and this 4yo has to be respected on his rules debut.

15/8

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Payout
Exacta £157.00
Straight Forecast £132.40
Trifecta £872.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Vision De Maine

RP Ratings:

Supremely West

The Times:

The Midwife

Telegraph:

Hobie

Daily Mirror:

Vision De Maine

The Star:

Vision De Maine

Daily Record:

Vision De Maine

POSTDATA:

Supremely West

The Sun:

Supremely West