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Paxton’s For Kverneland Machinery & Metal Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 7f 63y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Paxton’s For Kverneland Machinery & Metal Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 212- C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in sole Irish point in December and he has form figures of 212 in bumpers since, with the win gained from the front at this track (2m, heavy); has plenty of jumps winners at up to 3m2f in his striking pedigree and he's an interesting contender upped to this trip on his hurdling debut; yard won this in 2022.

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12

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Chance The Robin

10st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

prominent, pressed leader 5th

6/1

2nd

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Chance The Robin

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Won both a bumper (heavy) and maiden hurdle at Hexham last season; returned in November and well held both starts in novice company; not a bad effort when fourth on handicap debut at Leopardstown.

8/1

4th

1

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

Chance The Robin

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Won both a bumper (heavy) and maiden hurdle at Hexham last season; returned in November and well held both starts in novice company; handicap debut and others preferred.

14/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 13235-

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won his sole bumper (2m1f, soft) in November and he's shown clear promise over hurdles since, with his best effort a third in a Kelso handicap (2m6f, good; RPR 114) on his penultimate run; sets the standard on that form and he's respected back in a maiden.

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4th

11

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Swallows Song

10st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Bumper winner who is 0-8 over jumps and has been held in chase handicaps in his last three runs; wasn't beaten far here (2m7f, soft) last time but this is a much deeper race and he needs to find more back over hurdles.

10/1

3rd

5

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

13:00 Kelso

Swallows Song

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Won sole bumper start and showed ability over hurdles; below that form on both starts over fences but entitled to need chase debut after five months off and tough task last time; more needed, though.

8/1

5th

6

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Carlisle

Swallows Song

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Lightly raced bumper winner who has run some encouraging races in defeat over hurdles, but he has plenty to find with the pick of today's rivals and was well beaten on his recent chase debut at Kelso (novicey jumping).

50/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: F8532- C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who is 0-10 over hurdles but he was only just caught in a 3m handicap at Wetherby (good to soft) last month; this looks tougher back in maiden but he still has potential as a stayer and is not ruled out; cheekpieces added.

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6th

1

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Grand Du Nord

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last

11/2

3rd

4

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Grand Du Nord

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

held up in rear

13/2

Form: 0-7

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in a maiden point (3m) in February but he's finished down the field at 25-1 in two hurdle runs (2m1f) in Ireland since; this big step up in trip could help but he needs something of a transformation.

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7

13th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 96y

19:43 Sligo

Now Go Soldier Go

11st 4lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, pushed along and lost position after 5 out, pulled up quickly before 4 out

16/1

4th

6

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Now Go Soldier Go

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, hampered 1st, soon recovered

14/1

7th

14

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Now Go Soldier Go

11st 4lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

midfield

25/1

Form: 6PP48-

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in his sole point but he's 0-12 under rules since including in minor handicaps at up to 2m7f; has a stacks to find back in a maiden and is easy to look elsewhere.

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6th

10

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

14:50 Kelso

Strike Of Lighting

10st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

held up in rear, mistake 1st

4/1

2nd

9

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:00 Kelso

Strike Of Lighting

10st 7lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Won at Cartmel (2m6f, good) in May and seemed to find 3m1f too far there next time; also effective on soft ground; needs to perform better than when soundly beaten sixth behind Secret Secret at Cartmel (2m6f, good to soft) last time but not ruled out in view of his earlier form.

11/1

6th

8

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

15:30 Cartmel

Strike Of Lighting

10st 9lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Off the mark over C&D in May (well backed) and seemed to find extended 3m1f too far when third here next time; should again run well but this is a much hotter contest.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1/253-

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won his sole bumper at Ayr (good to soft) in 2021 and was a good second on hurdle debut there (2m, soft) in November; has not matched that form in two runs over 2m4f at Newcastle since (latest after wind surgery) but he kept on for a fair third last and looks a possible improver on his step up to this trip; in the mix.

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6th

3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Gege Ville

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders on inner

7/2

3rd

4

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

13:35 Newcastle

Gege Ville

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Nicky Richards

Ayr bumper winner last term (2m, good to soft); good second on hurdles debut (2m, soft) but well below par over this trip last time (good to soft); has since had wind surgery, so should fare better.

13/2

5th

5

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

11:45 Newcastle

Gege Ville

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Off for a year after Ayr bumper win in November 2021; good second in a novice hurdle on same course last month (2m, soft) and an interesting contender now up in trip.

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has failed to complete in three points this spring and can only be watched on his switch to rules.

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5

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Intofocus

11st 6lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tina Jackson

in touch with leaders

50/1

Form: P5-

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest Flat performer, who has struggled at big prices in both his hurdle runs (2m5f/2m1f) and latest was at Sedgefield in March; no appeal.

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9th

7

(6)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Third Avenue

9st 3lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Andrew Crook

Has generally struggled since a couple of absences and this summer's work was poor under both codes; would be a surprise winner.

33/1

7th

9

(3)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:00 Catterick

Third Avenue

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Andrew Crook

Only 1-20 on the Flat and that success came over 1m6f in Ireland two years ago; no worthwhile hurdle form on last three appearances.

20/1

11

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Third Avenue

10st 5lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

Modest on the Flat and tailed off on only completion in three hurdle starts; aids return and starts handicap life off a basement mark but still hard to make much of a case for him.

25/1

Form: /0800-

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Big prices and has finished tailed in all five runs, including three hurdle events (2m-2m4f) this year; cheekpieces are now added on this switch to a staying trip.

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10

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Parelli Power

10st 13lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jane Walton

jumped right on occasions, led, slow jump and hampered rival 1st

100/1

11th

10

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Parelli Power

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jane Walton

Tailed off in all four runs divided between bumpers and maiden hurdles.

100/1

10th

8

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

13:35 Hexham

Parelli Power

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jane Walton

Tailed off at big odds in both bumpers and same story on recent hurdle debut at Carlisle (2m3f, soft).

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £58.00
Straight Forecast £61.60
Trifecta £154.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Chance The Robin

RP RATINGS:

Swallows Song

Telegraph:

Gege Ville

TOPSPEED:

Grand Du Nord

POSTDATA:

Swallows Song

The Sun:

Swallows Song

The Guardian:

Chance The Robin

Daily Mail:

Chance The Robin

D Express:

Chance The Robin

Daily Mirror:

Chance The Robin

The Star:

Gege Ville

Daily Record:

Gege Ville

The Times:

Grand Du Nord