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14:35 Newton Abbot

Soft

Alan (Rabbit) Welch Tribute Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3158.68
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Alan (Rabbit) Welch Tribute Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4361- D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Improved form to win at Chepstow in March (made all); that form has been boosted by subsequent wins of the placed horses so, even under a 7lb penalty, is worth considering.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 4

15:35 Wetherby

Oakley Dancer

11st 11lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

prominent

2/1

2nd

1

17th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Oakley Dancer

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Has made great strides since no match for Walk Of No Shame on hurdle debut at Lingfield in February, making all at Chepstow and Newton Abbot (about 2m1f; soft and good to soft); outpointed by well-treated rival on recent handicap debut at Leicester (1m7f, heavy) but still has potential.

9/4

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Evs

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2-

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well clear of the rest when chasing home a progressive rival at Wincanton in March; that was a promising start to his career and should be a leading force in this field.

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7th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

King Of The Lake

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Runner-up in six of his seven appearances, including a close call in an Exeter maiden (2m5f, soft) last month and a front-running second in a handicap there (2m2f, heavy) last time; should go well again back up in trip and he's on the shortlist.

5/1

2nd

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

King Of The Lake

11st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

led but pestered, raced in second before 4th, led before 3 out, headed just before 2 out, weakened inside final 110yds

3/1

2nd

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

King Of The Lake

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

midfield

7/4

40/1

  • Place: £12.70

Form: 085-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two bumpers; better when fifth on last month's hurdle debut but unlikely to trouble a few of these.

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5th

5

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

15:40 Sandown

Mairis Icon

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Eighth attempt when off the mark in good style in six-runner novice at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) early last month, going on at the fourth and easily going clear after two out; that puts her in the argument.

3/1

1st

6

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Mairis Icon

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

travelled strongly, pressed leaders, led 4th, went clear after 2 out, easily

10/1

4th

4

19th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Mairis Icon

11st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

midfield, headway after 3 out

9/1

100/1

Form: 0/P-

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in an Irish point two years ago and was pulled up on last month's British/hurdle debut.

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5th

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:40 Taunton

Zufal

11st 10lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

towards rear, in touch with leaders 3rd, briefly disputed lead 4 out

33/1

6th

8

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

17:07 Hereford

Zufal

11st 1lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

Belied huge odds when fourth of 12 in Newton Abbot novice (2m1f, good to soft) last May but struggled when 80-1 for handicap debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) in December; upped in trip today.

50/1

9th

1

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

11:45 Taunton

Zufal

12st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

Belied huge odds when fourth of 12 in Newton Abbot novice (2m1f, good to soft) in May but struggled (albeit on heavy ground) there in October and is not an easy one to predict on today's handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 138/3- D

Last run: 173 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Good bumper form and solid third on hurdle debut at Ffos Las, six months ago; leading contender on that, if ready after the break, but probably wouldn't want the ground to dry out too much.

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4th

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Astronomic View

11st 5lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Came good over hurdles in no uncertain terms when easy 21l winner from My Bobby Dazzler over 3m2f at Warwick (soft) three weeks ago; respected up 8lb.

5/1

1st

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Astronomic View

11st 1lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

in touch with leaders, smooth headway after 3 out, led going easily before 2 out

7/1

3rd

9

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Astronomic View

11st 4lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Runner-up in all three of his handicap hurdles (2m2f, 2m7f on heavy and 2m5f) and has been showing very consistent form; needs a bit extra to win one of this competitiveness and cheekpieces are enlisted.

12/1

Form: 37-

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in Irish points and on hurdle debut, in March, but tailed off since (2m7f+); even a return to the initial effort would leave him with a lot to find; down in trip.

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5th

6

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Shot Tower

11st 5lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Joe Ponting

Seemed to excel himself when second of three from a long way out of the handicap at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last month but was grossly flattered by his proximity to idling winner and the form looks somewhat dubious; soundly beaten off correct mark since; others preferred.

8/1

4th

7

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Worcester

Shot Tower

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Joe Ponting

24lb out of the weights when running surprisingly well at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last week, though only three ran and the chances are the bare form flatters him; this should confirm one way or another, but he's 19lb lower this time so has to be taken seriously.

100/30

Form: 30-

Last run: 97 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat winner; third on hurdle debut last December but tailed off next time and well beaten back on the Flat last month; something to prove but has joined up-and-coming yard (was with Ed Walker); might have place prospects.

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9th

14

(3)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:20 Bath

Tidal Storm

8st 10lb

J: William Carson

T: Joe Ponting

Sole win came in a Kempton AW handicap (1m4f) in August 2022 and he's struggled on Flat and over hurdles since; trained mostly by Ed Walker and Harry Derham, with this being his second run for current yard.

40/1

6th

5

(8)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tidal Storm

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Joe Ponting

Sole win came in a Kempton handicap (1m4f) in August 2022 and he's struggled under both codes in the last 14 months; with another new yard now and has plenty to prove back up in trip; headgear removed.

20/1

Form: U6-

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed once on the Flat, from three attempts; unseated on hurdle debut and beaten more than 40l at Kempton last month; limited appeal

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4th

13

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Marley Head

10st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Made it 0-4 on the Flat when nowhere in a 1m handicap two months ago; 0-6 over hurdles and there has been no more than glimmers of promise; cheekpieces added.

50/1

12th

1

(14)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Bath

Marley Head

9st 11lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Joe Tizzard

No chance with the winner when runner-up in a Lingfield novice (1m2f, AW) last December; has failed to sparkle over hurdles since (0-6), so switches back to the Flat for handicap debut at a realistic level.

20/1

6th

7

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:35 Newton Abbot

Marley Head

10st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Unplaced all five hurdling starts but made good headway to challenge in the straight at Worcester (2m4f, good) 18 days ago, before weakening into eighth on the run-in; could have a say if this drop back in trip suits.

12/1

66/1

Form: 70-

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a bumper last August and only limited promise on hurdle debut 19 days ago; may need more time.

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6th

7

31st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

13:55 Newton Abbot

Maskara

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Well beaten in a bumper last summer and same story at massive prices in two hurdle runs (2m1f/2m3f) this spring; remains best watched for now.

66/1

9th

10

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:35 Newton Abbot

Maskara

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

took keen hold, towards rear, in touch with leaders before 3 out

66/1

10th

9

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:45 Chepstow

Maskara

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Dam bumper and useful hurdle winner; 14-1, faded to finish tailed-off last of seven in bumper at Stratford (2m, good) last August.

33/1

Form: 777-

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held in a bumper and hefty defeats in both hurdle starts; might do better further down the line.

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10th

2

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:35 Newton Abbot

Bohemian Lad

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Anthony Honeyball

towards rear on outer, headway and in touch with leaders before 3 out

40/1

7th

2

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Bohemian Lad

11st 5lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Minor promise in a bumper here in December; well beaten on his hurdle debut at Fontwell six weeks ago (2m1f, good); likelihood is that he's a longer-term prospect.

66/1

7th

3

6th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:30 Fontwell

Bohemian Lad

11st 7lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4th, bad mistake and dropped to rear 5th, soon reminders, struggling when slightly hampered 4 out

20/1

100/1

Form: 097-

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in two bumpers and on last month's hurdle debut

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

9

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:35 Newton Abbot

Dark Moon

10st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear of midfield, shaken up after 5 out, lost ground and in rear before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

100/1

7th

6

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Taunton

Dark Moon

10st 10lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

always towards rear, tailed off

100/1

Form: 3P8-

Last run: 263 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; runner-up once on the Flat and third on her hurdle debut last July; two lesser efforts followed; probably best watched on British debut after nine months off unless there's some support.

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11

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:35 Newton Abbot

La Bretesche

10st 3lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Jeremy Scott

in touch with leaders, mistake 5th, ridden and weakened after 3 out

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £193.00
Straight Forecast £147.60
Trifecta £6330.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

King Of The Lake

POSTDATA:

Oakley Dancer

LAMBOURN:

Tidal Storm

TOPSPEED:

Astronomic View

RP RATINGS:

King Of The Lake

WEST COUNTRY:

King Of The Lake

Telegraph:

King Of The Lake

D Express:

King Of The Lake

Daily Mirror:

King Of The Lake

The Sun:

King Of The Lake

The Star:

King Of The Lake

The Times:

Oakley Dancer

The Guardian:

Oakley Dancer

Daily Mail:

Oakley Dancer

Daily Record:

Oakley Dancer