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16:20 Newton Abbot

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Racing Partnership Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4568.06
  • 2m 2f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Racing Partnership Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

40/1 (Won)

  • Win: £29.00
  • Place: £4.90

Form: 467P-

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish point and not disgraced in three novice hurdles at the end of last year; pulled up at Taunton on handicap debut five months ago and not seen since; more to prove than most.

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2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:35 Wincanton

Caitlins Court

11st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Best rules form at Newton Abbot, namely a win over 2m2f last May and a second-place finish over 2m5f in October; well held the last twice; something to prove in this new scenario.

20/1

7th

4

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Taunton

Caitlins Court

11st 7lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

led, headed but prominent before 4 out

8/1

6th

8

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:10 Exeter

Caitlins Court

10st 9lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Lucky to win at Newton Abbot in May when left clear; can be her own worst enemy by refusing to settle and she shot off into a clear lead before collared late on back at Newton Abbot last month (2m5f, soft); comes with risks, especially on this stiffer track.

12/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 0P311-

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Much improved since cheekpieces were fitted and notched a Taunton double last month; 4lb rise for the second of those looks very fair (well in command when making a mistake at the final flight) and strong claims again.

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5th

5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Phoenix Risen

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Won this 12 months ago (good to soft) and he followed up two weeks later, again here (soft); didn't show a lot back from a break at Newbury but could leave that running behind and he's on a perfectly good mark.

9/1

14

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Phoenix Risen

10st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Dual Taunton winner who went close at Fontwell on his penultimate run last summer but he's fairly exposed now and has an uninspiring record when fresh; looks opposable upped in grade after 249 days off.

20/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: /0597-

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Hints of ability in novices and attracted plenty of support on last month's handicap debut at Taunton, only to trail home in seventh behind Phoenix Risen; has to leave that well behind but healthy swing in the weights and interesting to see if the money comes again.

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3rd

5

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

18:50 Stratford

Robinsville

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Joe Tizzard

From a notable family but has proved a modest maiden over hurdles; however, has possibilities off current mark, provided he improves for the switch to fences.

7/1

6th

6

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Robinsville

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

0-10; had wind surgery after pulling up here in January and shaped better behind the prolific Lady Balko last time at Taunton (3m, soft); dropping in distance shouldn't be any hardship and he can go well.

13/2

Form: 7/P00-

Last run: 166 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Didn't beat another rival in three novices at the end of last year; 17lb out of the weights on handicap debut.

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0

12

3rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:45 Southwell

Double Or Quits

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

midfield, ridden after 5 out

33/1

4th

12

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Newton Abbot

Double Or Quits

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Didn't beat another rival in three novices at the end of last year; 17lb out of the weights on handicap debut.

33/1

17th

15

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:00 Exeter

Double Or Quits

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

Pulled up and tailed off in two starts over hurdles; readily opposed.

200/1

Form: 5P33-

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Just four career starts and beaten 14l in two Taunton maiden hurdles early this year; handicap debut after three months off and longer trip a likely plus, on pedigree; one of two runners for Harry Fry; considered.

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2nd

13

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

Danton

10st 11lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Came good when landing a big-field handicap at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) in November but he's pulled up in the mud in both subsequent runs; now returns to quicker ground but he needs a major revival at this new trip.

14/1

0

5

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Danton

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Evidently suited by step up to 2m5f when opening account at Exeter (good to soft) in November on fifth hurdle run; pulled up after losing action there last month but remains open to further improvement if all is well here.

6/1

Form: 66524-

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Probably ran as well as he was entitled to when fourth in a maiden event latest and placed in three of his six handicap attempts before that; 0-15 over hurdles and others more persuasive for win purposes.

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6th

7

(1)

4th May 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Goodwood

Clongowes

8st 7lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Daniel Steele

Back with his former trainer for this first start on the Flat since October 2021; no win since the summer of 2017 so not hard to oppose.

66/1

4

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:55 Fontwell

Clongowes

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Neil King

Looked in control when falling at the last at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) last May on final start for Daniel Steele; 4lb lower today, having been a bit below that level on his first two runs for new yard and then had heavy ground as an excuse on latest; these cheekpieces have not been on since 2021.

16/1

Form: 0/P6P/

Last run: 553 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has shown very little in four starts and absent since being pulled up at Exeter 18 months ago; hard to fancy but Harry Fry persisting and needs a glance in the betting on handicap debut; stable also runs Danton.

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9th

7

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

18:00 Uttoxeter

Burrows Treat

11st 1lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Displayed minor promise in one of her three hurdling starts in 2021 but was pulled up in the other two, and today's handicap debut comes after a 589-day absence; remains unexposed but stable has much more obvious chance with Ma Belle Noire.

20/1

7

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Newton Abbot

Burrows Treat

10st 10lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Has shown very little in four starts and absent since being pulled up at Exeter 18 months ago; hard to fancy but Harry Fry persisting and needs a glance in the betting on handicap debut; stable also runs Danton.

20/1

Form: P9354-

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Third at Wincanton in February and not beaten too far in two subsequent starts but 0-13 in career and not a very convincing performer.

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8

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Newton Abbot

Per Vino Veritas

10st 8lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Third at Wincanton in February and not beaten too far in two subsequent starts but 0-13 in career and not a very convincing performer.

14/1

4th

10

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Per Vino Veritas

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed off a reduced mark at Wincanton (2m5f, good; 33-1) in February; may have had stamina issues over 3m here last time but he's an inconsistent maiden (0-12) and others are more solid.

12/1

5th

9

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

15:25 Taunton

Per Vino Veritas

10st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Joe Tizzard

took keen hold, midfield, bumped rival after 4 out, mistake 3 out, pushed along and headway before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

13/2

Form: 78262-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two of her last three starts but now 0-23 in career; likely to be in the mix but vulnerable again as she seeks a first win.

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11th

2

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:05 Hereford

Chantilly Haze

11st 2lb

J: Mr Lewis Gordon

T: Phillip Dando

Runner-up twice last term but ran to minor RPRs both times; exposed mare whose record is now 0-24; set for another supporting role.

25/1

9

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Newton Abbot

Chantilly Haze

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Runner-up in two of her last three starts but now 0-23 in career; likely to be in the mix but vulnerable again as she seeks a first win.

8/1

Form: 08P60-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in six hurdling starts; last month's Exeter effort represented a minor step forward but nowhere near enough to make him of interest.

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9th

8

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Daany

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Joe Tickle

Opened account at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January and arguably ran a fair bit better than bare form suggests when a weakening fifth at Hereford (2m, soft) two weeks ago; considered each-way.

8/1

5th

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Daany

10st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

Sole win over hurdles came at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January; still going okay up front when unseating three out there last time; has the form to go well but is more exposed than some of these rivals.

8/1

6

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Daany

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Got off the mark over hurdles at the 11th attempt, racing prominently to score over C&D (heavy) in January; bettered that despite being beaten 6l after a 7lb rise back here next time; below par both in this code and on AW in two further starts; player if bouncing back.

9/2

Form: P0867-

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all starts and 10lb out of the handicap.

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4th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Freddie Fleetfoot

10st 6lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

11/2

2nd

12

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Freddie Fleetfoot

10st 4lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

0-11 over hurdles; excelled himself when 66-1 second here (2m3f, good to soft; no match for easy winner) in December but struggled when reappearing at Wincanton in February; not the most obvious answer.

40/1

10th

9

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Freddie Fleetfoot

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

Ran surprisingly well from 22lb out of the weights when virtually upsides Nordic Tiger at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) which was easily his best form yet; only 4lb wrong here and 11lb lower than last time; has to be considered.

12/1

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Non-runners

Inchagoill Lady, Danton, Burrows Treat

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Payout
Exacta £631.00
Straight Forecast £465.70
Tricast £2418.40
Trifecta £3149.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Phoenix Risen

POSTDATA:

Clongowes

WEST COUNTRY:

Danton

The Guardian:

Danton

The Sun:

Danton

RP RATINGS:

Phoenix Risen

The Times:

Phoenix Risen

Telegraph:

Phoenix Risen

Daily Mail:

Phoenix Risen

Daily Record:

Phoenix Risen

D Express:

Clongowes

Daily Mirror:

Clongowes

The Star:

Clongowes