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17:05 Fontwell

Good To Soft

Broadsword Group 25th Anniversary Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 1m 5f 159y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Broadsword Group 25th Anniversary Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.29

Form: 1

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Prominent in the market at Taunton (2m, good) last month and he made smooth headway before staying on well for a clearcut win over the favourite; has a penalty on this drop in trip but that was a striking debut effort and he looks a useful prospect.

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5th

7

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Secret Squirrel

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Dual bumper winner who has compiled a solid profile over hurdles; beaten a neck by Fire Flyer at Taunton in February (2m3f, good) and beat Helnwein and Lario with relative ease at Taunton (2m, soft) recently; he's not the biggest and looks quite speedy, so whether he'll be at his best on sharper tracks than Sandown remains to be seen; each-way appeal on form, though.

8/1

6

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:33 Taunton

Secret Squirrel

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Dual bumper winner who was second to useful rivals on first two hurdling starts (2m/2m3f); switches back to this code after running well on last month's Flat debut; ought to be right in the thick of things again.

9/2

4th

8

(3)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Secret Squirrel

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Hughie Morrison

2-2 in bumpers and made a successful hurdles debut in December, since when he has run really well to finish second behind two nice types; his dam won an AW bumper and the market should be most instructive on Flat debut.

13/2

Form: 26

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft) in her sole run for Rae Guest but that form is some way below the standard here and she failed to build on that at Southwell (well-held sixth) on her stable debut last month; down the list.

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6th

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:44 Market Rasen

Fashionelle

11st 6lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Hasn't been out since finishing second of three behind a useful sort (now a 125-rated hurdler) in a Fontwell bumper last April (1m5f, good); interesting on hurdles debut.

6/1

2nd

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 159y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Fashionelle

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft) in her sole run for Rae Guest but that form is some way below the standard here and she failed to build on that at Southwell (well-held sixth) on her stable debut last month; down the list.

12/1

Form: 60

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Travelled well for a long way when a 7l sixth at Kempton (2m, good to soft) on his debut in February but he failed to build on that when out the back at Fakenham last month; others preferred.

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3rd

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:38 Huntingdon

Solid As A Rock

10st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Bumper form was nothing to shout about, with her latest third a remote last; others are much preferred.

33/1

3rd

4

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 159y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Solid As A Rock

10st 9lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Travelled well for a long way when a 7l sixth at Kempton (2m, good to soft) on his debut in February but he failed to build on that when out the back at Fakenham last month; others preferred.

33/1

10th

8

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

17:27 Fakenham

Solid As A Rock

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Finished sixth of eight at Kempton (2m, good to soft; 14-1) on her debut in February but she travelled smoothly for a long way and was only beaten around 7l in the end; should benefit from that experience and she's not ruled out.

16/1

Form: 23 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made a good start when runner-up at Plumpton (2m1f, soft) in December and that was behind an odds-on rival who went on to finish third in the Champion Bumper; held in third when favourite at Chepstow last month but that was another promising effort after a break and he sets the standard on this drop in trip; key player.

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2nd

14

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

King William Rufus

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, led, jumped slightly left 4 out, 2 lengths ahead when not fluent 2 out, faced challenge last, headed final 110yds, kept on

8/1

1st

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

13:55 Plumpton

King William Rufus

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

jumped well, made all, pushed along home turn, ridden and kept on well run-in, won going away

100/30

6th

2

8th Feb 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:40 Huntingdon

King William Rufus

11st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Ran respectably at Newbury (behind notable rival) and Ascot (handicap debut) the last twice; still well treated on bumper form, which has plenty of substance; one to consider.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; half-brother to 2m3f hurdle winner Just Sophie; dam point/3m hurdle winner, closely related to useful 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Solstice Star, half-sister to useful 2m2f-3m hurdle/chase winner Graceful Legend; this looks a tough starting point and he's probably best watched.

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5

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:20 Exeter

Maximum Effort

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Noel Williams

Lightly raced 5yo who produced his best run yet when keeping on for third in maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last month; there's stamina in his pedigree and today's longer trip could suit on handicap debut.

9/1

3rd

5

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:23 Chepstow

Maximum Effort

11st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Noel Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 5th, outpaced after 3 out, rallied after 2 out, stayed on and went third run-in

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

8,500euros foal, 15,000euros 3yo; seventh foal; half-brother to four winners including Serious Charges (useful 2m-2m7f hurdle) and Cosa Ban (2m2f hurdle); dam 2m Flat (RPR 67) and 2m hurdle winner; yard has 47% record in bumpers here in recent years and he needs watching in market on debut.

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10th

22

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Solstice Saint

11st 0lb

T: Anthony Honeyball

Has run in two bumpers and two novice hurdles; joint-favourite for debut but increasingly big odds since and none of that form reads well.

66/1

6th

13

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Solstice Saint

11st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Went off joint-favourite when midfield on bumper debut but tailed off at big odds the next twice, most recently on hurdle debut at Taunton.

100/1

10th

12

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Taunton

Solstice Saint

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

The dam has produced four winners; a weakener in both her bumpers (good then good to soft); opposable in a race of this nature.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

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8

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 159y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Mrs Maisel

10st 2lb

J: William Kennedy

T: John Berry

Terms and conditions

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Non-runners

All Authorized, Maximum Effort, Solstice Saint, Mrs Maisel

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £12.00
Straight Forecast £14.50
Trifecta £19.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Secret Squirrel

Telegraph:

All Authorized

RP Ratings:

King William Rufus

WEST COUNTRY:

Solstice Saint

The Star:

All Authorized

Daily Record:

All Authorized

The Guardian:

Solstice Saint

The Times:

Secret Squirrel

Daily Mail:

Secret Squirrel

D Express:

Secret Squirrel

Daily Mirror:

Secret Squirrel

The Sun:

Secret Squirrel