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Racing UK Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2178.4
  • 1m 7f 171y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Racing UK Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 2-

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to a bumper winner and half-brother to another; brushed aside by clear winner after leading at Market Rasen (good) in February but that still goes down as a promising debut; enters calculations.

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8th

1

(3)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

17:15 Southwell (AW)

Whatawit

10st 0lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

prominent, switched right 4f out, outpaced 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out

15/8

1st

3

(11)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Whatawit

9st 8lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Dual bumper scorer who shaped well on his first go in this sphere when third of 17 in 15f maiden at Leopardstown in June; back after a break with more to offer and he holds leading claims.

11/4

11/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

48,000euros 3yo; sixth foal; half-brother to four winners in France including a Listed chase winner and a Listed hurdle winner; dam 2m2f hurdle/2m3f chase winner; one of two runners for his top stable in this.

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4th

17

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Lucky Place

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Easy winner at Doncaster and enhanced his reputation when second at Taunton (soft) and Cheltenham, both against rivals who are serious contenders for Graded-race novice honours this week; those three novice races were over about 2m3f-2m4f and he's a clear candidate for further improvement on this handicap debut for stable which has tasted plenty of success in this race.

14/1

2nd

7

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Lucky Place

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Bolted up at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) and conceded 14lb to the winner when going down narrowly at Taunton (soft); unwise to knock that effort when his conqueror ran second to the smart Dysart Enos in last season's Grade 2 bumper for mares at the Grand National meeting; needs a second look.

14/1

2nd

2

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Lucky Place

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

No match for easy winner when second on hurdling debut in November, but improved to win readily by 13l at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) last month; likely to encounter slower ground here but has plenty of scope for further progress and features prominently in calculations.

7/4

25/1

  • Place: £13.70

Form: 5-

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to useful chaser Shanty Alley; 10-1, raced too freely when well-held fifth of nine at Wincanton (good to soft) in March; needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

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9th

13

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Court In The Act

10st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Hammered about 10l by Fiercely Proud when they met in a maiden earlier this season but does have an 11lb pull with the Pauling horse and he's improved since, winning a Kempton maiden that's worked out well (on good) before running respectably behind an odds-on shot at Ludlow; unlikely that he's the worst handicapped of these.

10/1

2nd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Court In The Act

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Won Fontwell bumper (2m1f, good) last October and built upon his hurdle debut second at Hereford (2m, good) when making all at Kempton (2m, good) on Boxing Day; leading claims under 7lb penalty provided he handles conditions (unproven on ground slower than good).

6/4

1st

1

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:05 Kempton

Court In The Act

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Progressed well in bumpers, winning in convincing style at Fontwell (good) in October; pleasing debut over hurdles six weeks later when second of 13 at Hereford (2m, good) behind a useful rival who has since followed up under a penalty; open to improvement and has rock-solid credentials.

7/2

Form: 6-

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to stable's top-class chaser Altior; shaped with significant promise before fading into sixth of 17 at Kempton (soft) in March and is a likely contender here.

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4

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 45y

19:05 Punchestown

Montecam

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent on inner, fell 1st

10/1

1st

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:07 Hereford

Montecam

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Half-brother to Altior; placed in two races at Doncaster (2m3f, good/good to soft) since switched to hurdles, latest behind the subsequent EBF final winner; the clear pick on form.

4/9

3rd

8

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:00 Doncaster

Montecam

11st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

took keen hold, prominent, went second before 3 out, no impression approaching last, kept on but lost second towards finish

5/2

Form: 76-

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Related to a couple of useful jumpers; bettered low-key debut and shaped with some promise when sixth of 14 at Chepstow (good to soft) in February but almost certainly needs to improve again here.

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3rd

6

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:40 Exeter

Muskoka

11st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

held up in last, not fluent 1st, jumped right 2nd, good headway before 5 out, went second after 4 out

3/1

2nd

8

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Muskoka

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Form figures of 7653 reflect his steady progress, most recently third in C&D event (good) when switched to hurdles from the bumper sphere; pedigree suggests he'll take another step forward, being closely related to a multiple winner for his stable; one of the main players.

5/1

3rd

9

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

15:50 Hereford

Muskoka

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Finished closer in each of his bumpers, last time going down by about 10l at Huntingdon (good); related to a couple of useful jumpers and he should progress now hurdling.

16/1

Form: 2-

Last run: 68 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to stable's very useful hurdler Montbazon; gave short-odds favourite a race when clear second of five on debut at Doncaster (good) in March and likely has a significant role to play here.

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9th

6

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Broomhill Road

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Has not yet delivered on his bumper promise over hurdles, and was quickly left behind when the pace lifted in 2m3f Taunton novice last month; might be boosted by first-time visor on this handicap debut, though.

10/1

7th

4

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Broomhill Road

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Showed some ability in his two bumpers but remote at 20-1 in both his hurdle races.

33/1

3rd

6

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

11:57 Market Rasen

Broomhill Road

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Fair efforts in both bumpers (2m, good) and he could improve for last month's hurdle debut at Exeter (2m2f, good); however, he was well beaten last time and needs a sizeable step forward here.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£26,000 2yo; fourth foal; half-brother to hurdle winners Jubilee Express and Oxygen; dam unplaced bumpers/hurdle, half-sister to bumper/useful hurdle winner Vieux Lille; stable has respectable 10% bumper strike-rate.

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2

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:12 Southwell

Platenium

11st 10lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Well beaten in two bumpers and three hurdles, with his best form a 14l eighth at Newbury (heavy); disappointing should he fail to raise his game at this level on handicap debut; tongue-tie tried; market could be useful.

6/1

9th

9

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Platenium

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

held up in rear

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£20,000 3yo; second foal; dam placed over hurdles, half-sister to smart jumpers Easter Legend and Easter Meteor; one of two runners for stable with very good 18% strike-rate in bumpers; looks the part on paper.

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8

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:40 Southwell

Youlneverwalkalone

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Well beaten at Doncaster (2m3f, good) last time but prior to that he was a fair fourth of 16 on hurdle debut at Ludlow (2m5f, soft), despite his jumping lacking fluency; could be in the mix if bouncing back.

12/1

7th

12

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:00 Doncaster

Youlneverwalkalone

11st 10lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield, awkward jump 1st

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; half-brother to bumper/useful hurdle winner Potters Midnight; dam low-grade hurdle winner; stable has good bumper strike-rate (14%); market may guide.

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8th

4

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Potters Bishop

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Matt Crawley

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

16/1

9th

4

11th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:05 Huntingdon

Potters Bishop

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Charlie Longsdon

Third foal; half-brother to bumper/useful hurdle winner Potters Midnight; dam low-grade hurdle winner; stable has good bumper strike-rate (14%); market may guide.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

48,000euros 3yo; second foal; dam bumper/fairly useful Flat/useful hurdle winner, half-sister to useful jumper Due Reward; stable wins fair share of bumpers; market support will bring him into the equation.

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0

2

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:20 Southwell

Head Over Hinds

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

held up in rear

7/1

12th

3

11th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

12:35 Lingfield (AW)

Head Over Hinds

11st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Well held in both bumpers but he ran well for a long way when fifth of 13 at Hereford (2m, good) in October and that form was boosted when the runner-up ran well in a Listed race next time; open to more improvement after another break and he's respected.

15/2

5th

1

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:15 Hereford

Head Over Hinds

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

12/1

Form: 5-

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to a bumper winner; made quite promising debut and was only beaten about 4l when fifth of 11 at Fakenham (soft) last month but this race is probably a bit more competitive.

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7th

1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:05 Southwell

Mistral Blue

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Bettered bumper form when winning easily by 16l on hurdling debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in December but that was a very thin race, and she didn't jump well enough when tailed off in a stronger contest in January.

10/1

6th

6

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:30 Hereford

Mistral Blue

11st 5lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Never that dangerous in her three bumpers but improved for stepping up in trip on hurdling debut at Doncaster (good) where she responded well for pressure to come well clear in the closing stages; has a penalty in this stronger race but she looks a useful prospect and is strongly respected.

13/2

Form: 7-

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced half-sister to useful Irish jumper Ponmeoath; only 7-1 for debut at Wincanton (good to soft) in March but was beaten about 68l; clearly needs to take a big step forward.

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7th

4

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

Dreadpoetssociety

11st 4lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

jumped slightly left early, in touch with leaders, bumped rival 1st

6/1

6th

3

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:20 Plumpton

Dreadpoetssociety

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Chris Gordon

Pulled up on hurdling debut at Fontwell on Boxing Day and didn't achieve much when fifth of six in uncompetitive C&D novice last month.

50/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Closely related to St Leger second The Last Drop and two very useful Flat-racers but was in rear throughout when 80-1 for debut at Taunton (good to soft) in March.

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0

8

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

14:20 Fontwell

West Hill Moth

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

took keen hold, towards rear, mistake 2nd

100/1

13th

14

11th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:05 Huntingdon

West Hill Moth

10st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

towards rear, ridden over 3f out

66/1

11th

13

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:45 Taunton

West Hill Moth

10st 6lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

12th foal; closely related to St Leger second The Last Drop and two very useful Flat-racers (one also a useful hurdler), half-brother to two other Flat winners (one very useful); dam fair 7f AW winner; stable has just a fair bumper strike-rate but this newcomer has a striking pedigree.

20/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unable to justify prominence in the betting when well beaten on debut at Ffos Las (soft) in January but is from a good jumping family and ought to be capable of much better.

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10th

5

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Present For Me

11st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Kevin Hunter

pulled hard, raced wide, towards rear, weakened and lost touch over 5f out, tailed off

100/1

14th

5

11th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:05 Huntingdon

Present For Me

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

in rear

14/1

8th

7

31st Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:35 Ffos Las

Present For Me

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

held up in rear

13/2

Form: 6-

Last run: 86 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to bumper and useful jumper Benbane Head; unable to land a significant blow when sixth of eight at Lingfield (AW) in February.

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13

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

Ropeman

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Danni O’Neill

Soundly beaten in three bumpers (Lingfield, Huntingdon and Worcester) last year; scope for hurdling on pedigree - dam a half-sister to the useful 2m5f/3m1f hurdle/chase winner Benbane Head; monitor only in newly applied hood.

100/1

5th

1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Worcester

Ropeman

11st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Danni O’Neill

Never a threat and well held at Lingfield (AW) and Huntingdon (good); has an experience edge over his younger rivals but still hard to recommend.

50/1

Form: 5-

Last run: 96 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced half-sister to high-class hurdler Relkeel; struggled to get competitive when 80-1 for debut at Sandown (good to soft) in February.

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16th

15

11th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:05 Huntingdon

Good Old Sussex

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jim & Suzi Best

always behind

66/1

6

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

17:00 Plumpton

Good Old Sussex

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Jim & Suzi Best

80-1 when a never-dangerous fifth of six at Sandown 11 weeks ago; significant improvement is required.

33/1

5th

3

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

16:03 Sandown

Good Old Sussex

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Sageburg half-sister to useful 2m3f-3m chase winner Groody Hill; yard's four bumper runners in recent years have all been unplaced.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £556.00
Straight Forecast £494.80
Trifecta £29734.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Montecam

POSTDATA:

Mistral Blue

Daily Mail:

Broomhill Road

Telegraph:

Whatawit

The Times:

Head Over Hinds

WEST COUNTRY:

Youlneverwalkalone

The Sun:

Mistral Blue

RP RATINGS:

Montecam

TOPSPEED:

Montecam

LAMBOURN:

Montecam

The Guardian:

Montecam

D Express:

Montecam

The Star:

Montecam

Daily Mirror:

Broomhill Road

Daily Record:

Whatawit