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13:40 Fontwell

Good To Soft

Jeb Homes Building Your Future Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 2m 3f 49y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Jeb Homes Building Your Future Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 44241 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Close fourth in a Listed hurdle (2m2f) in his sole start in France in September; turned over as favourite in first three runs for Gary Moore but he got off the mark when making all here (2m1f, heavy) last month; has a penalty but that was a dominant display over a clear second last time and he still has potential; respected.

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2nd

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:00 Fontwell

Kansas Du Berlais

11st 11lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Dual course winner, the latest coming over C&D (novices', good, 10-11 favourite) last April; keeping-on second on return from further wind surgery at Huntingdon (2m4f, good; first-time hood, with Master Dancer third) recently; preferred to stablemate In The Air.

9/2

100/1

  • Place: £31.90

Form: 40/89P

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in his second bumper in December 2020 but, after more than two years off, he's struggled at big prices in three hurdle runs (2m/2m5f) this year; easy to look elsewhere.

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2nd

2

28th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:05 Uttoxeter

Tzunami

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Paul Henderson

held up in rear

9/2

3rd

10

10th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

17:45 Fontwell

Tzunami

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Paul Henderson

Kept on from unlikely position to take 80-1 second here (2m3f, good) last month, his fourth start over hurdles; posed no threat to the clear winner and the value of the form is open to question but, nevertheless, there's a chance he can snatch another minor prize today.

20/1

2nd

5

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:40 Fontwell

Tzunami

11st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Paul Henderson

Showed promise in his second bumper in December 2020 but, after more than two years off, he's struggled at big prices in three hurdle runs (2m/2m5f) this year; easy to look elsewhere.

100/1

Form: -1432F BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who scored in emphatic style on his hurdling debut (2m, good) in October; 0-4 since but he chased home a useful rival at Warwick in February and was in a clear second when falling at the last at Southwell last time; sets fair standard on his best form and this step up in trip looks a good move on pedigree (out of 2m5f winner); big player.

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3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:25 Warwick

Gitche Gumee

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Sole hurdles win was in a Stratford novice (2m, good) in October 2022 and he's been beaten around 16l in his two chase runs; mark continues to fall and is still early days in this sphere but he needs improvement back from a break; cheekpieces added.

13/2

3rd

7

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:15 Doncaster

Gitche Gumee

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

midfield, mistake 1st, hit 4th

11/2

4th

3

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Gitche Gumee

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Bumper/novice winner and should be well handicapped on his second at Warwick in February; fell next time and below par when last seen, but he's bred for fences.

9/4

Form: 473

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Found improvement upped to 2m3f when third in a Taunton novice (good) last month but he was beaten around 18l and has plenty more to find in this stronger race.

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6th

4

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Archie Macdart

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Joe Ponting

Made the frame in his last two novice races (2m6f/2m5f) and was unlucky to come to grief at first flight on handicap debut here a week ago but he's 0-8 over hurdles now and almost certainly needs to improve.

20/1

0

3

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Archie Macdart

11st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Joe Ponting

0-7 over hurdles; switches to a handicap after running well in last two novice races (2m6f/2m5f) but almost certainly needs to improve.

16/1

4th

4

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Warwick

Archie Macdart

10st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Joe Ponting

sweating, took keen hold, prominent, led 2nd, not fluent 4th, not fluent and headed 3 out, outpaced 2 out, weakened run-in

16/1

Form: 250-11

Last run: 161 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who won a bumper (1m7f, good) and a hurdle event (2m2f, heavy) in his final two runs in France in the autumn; that was a clearcut success on his switch to hurdling last time and he's respected under a penalty on his British/stable debut.

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1

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:40 Ffos Las

Ilot De LIsle

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Impressive French bumper winner (1m7f, good) who justified favouritism on hurdles debut at Strasbourg (2m2f; heavy) last November; has since changed hands, and makes his British debut under a 7lb penalty in a winnable affair; an interesting candidate.

13/8

2

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:40 Fontwell

Ilot De LIsle

11st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Lightly raced 5yo who won a bumper (1m7f, good) and a hurdle event (2m2f, heavy) in his final two runs in France in the autumn; that was a clearcut success on his switch to hurdling last time and he's respected under a penalty on his British/stable debut.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run: 338 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

3-1 for a Southwell bumper (2m, good) on his debut last May but he never got involved before finishing a tailed-off last of ten; lost a shoe in that race but he now returns after 11 months off and has quite a lot to prove on his hurdling debut.

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3

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:40 Fontwell

Captain Lara

11st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Oliver Sherwood

3-1 for a Southwell bumper (2m, good) on his debut last May but he never got involved before finishing a tailed-off last of ten; lost a shoe in that race but he now returns after 11 months off and has quite a lot to prove on his hurdling debut.

14/1

10th

6

18th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

18:50 Southwell

Captain Lara

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

First foal; dam 1m-8.4f winner (RPR 93), half-sister to 2m2f Group 2/smart 2m-2m5f hurdle winner Thomas Hobson; trainer 17% in bumpers (five seasons); check market for any confidence on debut.

10/1

Form: 6P

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in his sole bumper and was pulled up at a massive price on his hurdling debut at Taunton (2m, heavy) last month.

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2

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:00 Hexham

Clinton Lane

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

took keen hold, prominent, in touch with leaders after 3rd, lost third after 4th

10/1

Form: 0/PP

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 9yo who achieved nothing in Ireland (points/bumper) and has been pulled up in two hurdle runs for new yard this year.

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11th

8

11th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:25 Huntingdon

Giveusacuddle

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Denis Quinn

Only two completions from seven career starts to date, and replication of form of last-time Fontwell fifth ought not suffice here.

66/1

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:40 Fontwell

Giveusacuddle

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Denis Quinn

Very lightly raced 9yo who achieved nothing in Ireland (points/bumper) and has been pulled up in two hurdle runs for new yard this year.

100/1

3

5th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:15 Huntingdon

Giveusacuddle

11st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Denis Quinn

held up in rear

50/1

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Non-runners

Ilot De L'Isle, Clinton Lane

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Payout
Exacta £1094.00
Straight Forecast £351.80
Trifecta £1951.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kansas Du Berlais

RP Ratings:

Gitche Gumee

WEST COUNTRY:

Clinton Lane

POSTDATA:

Kansas Du Berlais

D Express:

Kansas Du Berlais

Daily Mirror:

Kansas Du Berlais

The Star:

Kansas Du Berlais

Daily Record:

Kansas Du Berlais

The Times:

Gitche Gumee

Telegraph:

Gitche Gumee

Daily Mail:

Gitche Gumee