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Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 4f 189y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.45
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 34511- C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Maiden for previous yards; 2-2 since joining Donald McCain, winning at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) and this course (2m2f, good); open to further progress for this stable; has the best form chance even with a double penalty.

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1st

1

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:50 Kelso

Ballyporeen

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent on inner, led before 7th

4/7

1st

1

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Ballyporeen

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Built upon promise shown for Rebecca Menzies when winning Musselburgh handicap (2m4f, good to soft) by 24l on last month's stable debut; tackles stronger opposition and has penalty to carry here but still respected.

11/4

1st

3

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:00 Musselburgh

Ballyporeen

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Showed enough in qualifying runs to be competitive on handicap debut at Sedgefield but found little (2m5f, good to soft); left Rebecca Menzies since; still time for better but takes on high-flying rivals.

12/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 53-

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Held a slight advantage when final-fence faller in Irish point; has shaped encouragingly in two attempts over hurdles, third at Hexham (2m, soft) latest; should be suited by this longer distance; respected.

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5th

6

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Harper Valley

11st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Made it 3-8 over hurdles when scoring at Catterick (2m3f, heavy) in February; creditable third over 2m5f here (soft) next time but he didn't fire on his return visit three weeks ago; cheekpices are now added on this drop back in grade but he needs more progress.

10/1

10th

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Harper Valley

12st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

3-9 over hurdles; gave very good account when coming from off the pace for third behind Eloi Du Puy and Forged Well over C&D (soft) last month and may yet have a bigger run in him.

8/1

3rd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Harper Valley

12st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Enjoying an excellent season and he readily bagged a third victory in 2m3f Catterick handicap 27 days ago; up another 6lb but he has more to offer; big shout.

4/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 148/5-

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner in 2021 for previous yard; seems held by Ballyporeen on course running last month (stable debut) but did enough to think he has frame possibilities in this field.

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9th

9

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Kopa Kilana

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

midfield on inner, dropped to rear before 3 out, no chance before 2 out

16/1

Form: 45/0-

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Absent since finishing down the field here (2m; hurdles debut) exactly 200 days ago; may do better over this longer trip (second in 3m Irish point prior to rules career).

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5th

5

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:50 Perth

Franz Josef

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

never better than midfield

66/1

4th

3

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:50 Kelso

Franz Josef

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

led, headed but prominent before 7th

25/1

10th

3

22nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Franz Josef

11st 4lb

J: Mr Lyall Hodgins

T: Sandy Thomson

in rear, headway into midfield and going okay after 3 out, pushed along and ridden before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, soon beaten

33/1

Form: 5R7/2-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Distant second of two finishers at Sedgefield last month when back from lengthy absence and making debut for new stable; holds weak claims on the majority of his form.

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3

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

2m 7f 96y

Class 5

16:40 Kelso

Bilboa River

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

disputed lead, good jump to lead 13th, shaken up after 4 out, 1 length ahead when mistake and unseated 3 out

7/1

6th

8

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

19:00 Perth

Bilboa River

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

disputed lead, led 3 out

16/1

Form: 096-

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Holds poor claims on his form at about 2m but pedigree suggests he'll improve for this new trip; handicaps may prove more suitable, however.

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7th

8

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Heeztheboy

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

midfield

7/1

6th

3

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:24 Sedgefield

Heeztheboy

11st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

Lightly raced 7yo who displayed improvement to make winning chase/handicap debut at Hexham (1m7f, heavy) in December and was stalking the leaders before penultimate-fence fall here (2m3f, soft) last month; could still have a lot more to offer and must be considered.

9/4

0

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Heeztheboy

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

in touch with leaders, going easily when fell 2 out

7/4

OUR TIP

Form: UP/8F-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Career started with Ayr bumper win (2m, good); things have not gone swimmingly since, mid-race faller switched to hurdles (2m1f) most recently; would have possibilities if back to debut form.

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7

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:50 Kelso

Jimmys Jet

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

novicey jumping, held up in rear, not fluent 4th, lost touch and pulled up after 7th

14/1

4

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 4

13:20 Musselburgh

Jimmys Jet

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

Form figures in bumpers (1UP8) demonstrate that things have not gone swimmingly since his Ayr debut success; however, combination of wind surgery and switch to hurdles may prompt a turnaround.

16/1

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W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

4,500euros foal; closely related to Slovakian 2m Flat winner Moreira, half-sister to useful 2m3f/2m4f hurdle winner Champagne Express; dam 3m chase winner; market helpful on debut.

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12

29th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:20 Cartmel

Why Not Dream

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

25-1 for recent debut at Kelso (2m5f), where she was tailed off when unseating rider at penultimate flight; drops in trip here.

66/1

9

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:50 Kelso

Why Not Dream

10st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 5056-

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor RPRs in two bumpers and two hurdles contests; hard to recommend and looks destined for low-grade handicaps.

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0

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

15:39 Catterick

Brasingaman Bella

11st 6lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

raced in second, bumped and lost position 8th, weakened quickly after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

20/1

0

7

26th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

15:20 Uttoxeter

Brasingaman Bella

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

in touch with leaders, dropped to last 4th, detached after 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

10/1

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Straight Forecast £21.30
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ballyporeen

The Times:

Harper Valley

The Guardian:

Harper Valley

Daily Mail:

Harper Valley

The Star:

Harper Valley

RP RATINGS:

Ballyporeen

TOPSPEED:

Ballyporeen

POSTDATA:

Ballyporeen

Telegraph:

Ballyporeen

D Express:

Ballyporeen

Daily Mirror:

Ballyporeen

The Sun:

Ballyporeen

Daily Record:

Ballyporeen