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Marston’s Brewery “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Marston’s Brewery “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2-

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in December; promising second to a subsequent winner on hurdles debut at Wetherby last month (2m, good to soft) and should improve.

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7

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Clody Flyer

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Two novice wins but beaten favourite on handicap debut in June; all hurdle form over 2m but won an Irish point and the handicap defeat suggested he may need a step up in trip; live claims if that's the case.

3/1

2nd

2

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Southwell

Clody Flyer

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Irish point winner; had little to beat at Kelso last month (2m, good to firm) but his earlier hurdle win has some merit (two subsequent winners behind); opening mark looks reasonable and not hard to envisage him adding another success.

5/4

1st

1

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:30 Kelso

Clody Flyer

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

made all

1/6

7/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 41- D

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Brother to a 2m4f hurdle winner; won a six-runner Hereford bumper in February (2m, good); should go well now hurdling.

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4th

1

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Out Of Focus

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Bumper winner who made the frame in handicap hurdles off marginally higher marks; bred to make a chaser and it was a respectable first attempt at Hereford (soft) when shaping as though 2m was too sharp now; respected.

7/2

Form: 1/45- D

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Promise in bumpers (Southwell winner on debut) but didn't jump fluently when well beaten on hurdles debut in a strong mares' race at Market Rasen (20-1); better expected.

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4th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:05 Southwell

Stowaway Jess

11st 7lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Made virtually all to win comfortably by 9l at Market Rasen last May and was not discredited when well-held second behind useful mare at Stratford (also 2m2f, good) a month later; has each-way claims at least if returning from 308-day layoff in similar form.

7/1

2nd

1

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

15:15 Stratford

Stowaway Jess

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won a bumper last year and has improved with experience over hurdles; came good with 9l success from the front at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) four weeks ago and features prominently in calculations here; raced mainly on good ground but made the frame in a bumper on good to soft.

9/4

20/1

Form: 4-

Last run: 135 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled hard and ran green when fourth on debut in Ayr juvenile in December (2m, good to soft; 11-2); first-time hood worn there is retained with tongue-tie added; needs to settle better if he's to improve.

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5th

4

(3)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

led

13/2

4th

1

(10)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Habitual front-runner who battled well to prevail by a short head over 1m here last month; should be okay back at 7f but has wide draw today and recent 2lb rise might be enough to leave him vulnerable.

15/2

Form:

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W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran in two Irish points, finishing fourth in an ordinary maiden on second occasion; needs to improve on hurdle/stable debut

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3rd

1

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:50 Stratford

Hidol Du Livet

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

Has raced very freely on both hurdling starts but it didn't stop him dominating from the front at Worcester (2m, good) this month; that form isn't anything to get too excited about but he has plenty of scope for further progress and this track ought to suit his running style.

5/2

1st

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Worcester

Hidol Du Livet

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

Signs of some ability when fourth of five finishers in the second of two Irish points but he proved hard to restrain on hurdle debut for new yard at Uttoxeter (2m, good) four weeks ago and paid the price; has potential but needs to learn to settle.

11/2

5th

6

6th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:05 Uttoxeter

Hidol Du Livet

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

took keen hold early, held up in rear, headway to lead 2nd, prominent when headed after 4th, ridden after 3 out, kept on until no extra approaching last

12/1

Form: 2-

Last run: 339 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a bumper winner; second in a Newton Abbot bumper on debut last June; off since and more needed on hurdle debut.

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9

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:00 Exeter

The Punt

11st 5lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Alan Jones

Runner-up (ordinary form) at Newton Abbot on sole bumper start; inferior form over hurdles, with his latest third very remote; much to prove on handicap debut.

20/1

3rd

3

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:52 Stratford

The Punt

11st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Alan Jones

Runner-up (ordinary form) at Newton Abbot on sole bumper start; inferior form so far over hurdles and very much up against it.

40/1

Form: 60-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest form in a point, a bumper and a maiden hurdle; others stronger.

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7th

4

6th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:05 Uttoxeter

Even Break

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

prominent, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

66/1

10th

6

12th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:35 Southwell

Even Break

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along after 4 out

100/1

6th

4

15th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:50 Huntingdon

Even Break

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along and lost position 3f out

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1/20-

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Three runs in bumpers, best form when runner-up to a subsequent winner at Doncaster in February (2m, good); disappointing on soft at Kelso since; interesting newcomer to hurdles (dam won over hurdles and fences).

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5th

1

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Cuban Court

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Low-mileage 6yo who was creditable second of 17 on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m, good) in January; subsequent defeat on heavy ground is not viewed harshly but his well-held seventh at Warwick (good) on Monday also needs to be forgiven.

10/1

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Cuban Court

10st 13lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Neil King

Best form on good ground, including second in big field at Doncaster (2m; handicap debut) in January; well beaten on heavy going there since; may show progress, granted his ideal surface.

12/1

Form: 183- D

Last run: 158 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Strong puller who has shown promise in two of his three bumpers, winning on debut at Worcester (2m, good to soft) and last time finishing runner-up in a strong event at Southwell (2m, good; first-time hood, retained today); half-brother won over hurdles and is an interesting hurdles debutant.

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2

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:45 Southwell

Genovese

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Won Worcester bumper (good to soft) on debut last September and was placed on good ground here (first-time hood) in November; unseated at the seventh on his hurdling debut over C&D last week but was still travelling well enough at the time and he was only 9-2 for that race; interesting contender.

11/2

3

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:45 Southwell

Genovese

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, bad mistake when unseated 7th

9/2

1

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:40 Worcester

Genovese

11st 8lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Thrice-raced gelding who ran well in first-time hood (retained) at Southwell when last seen six months ago; sets the form standard and commands respect back at the scene of his debut success.

2/1

Form: 50-

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Off the mark at fifth attempt in points (won a three-finisher Larkhill maiden by 30l) but well beaten at big odds in two races over hurdles; best watched.

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9

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Hugueneau

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

0-5 over hurdles for Dan Skelton last season but ran well in defeat behind progressive rival at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) 12 days ago and features prominently in calculations here.

3/1

2nd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Hugueneau

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Point winner but he's 0-7 over hurdles and has not finished closer than 12l to a winner in this sphere; ran well for a long way at Market Rasen (fourth of ten) when last seen in February and mark continues to fall but others are more convincing; cheekpieces removed.

9/1

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Non-runners

Ballyrashane, Cuban Court, Genovese, Hugueneau

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Payout
Exacta £53.00
Straight Forecast £59.90
Trifecta £158.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Clody Flyer

SPOTLIGHT:

Stowaway Jess

WEST COUNTRY:

Genovese

Daily Mirror:

Cuban Court

Daily Mail:

Genovese

The Times:

Stowaway Jess

The Star:

Stowaway Jess

POSTDATA:

Clody Flyer

Telegraph:

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The Guardian:

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D Express:

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The Sun:

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Daily Record:

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