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Good To Soft

Edinburgh Gin Classic Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 47y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Edinburgh Gin Classic Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 463-

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Displayed minor promise in two bumpers in the autumn and made a lot of the running when third of eight (albeit beaten 17l in the end) over C&D (soft) on recent hurdling debut; probably needs to improve to win this but has potential.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Bix Beiderbecke

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won a maiden hurdle at Perth in May (good); struggled a bit in handicaps since although a bad mistake two out cost him his chance at Musselburgh last time (1m7f, good to soft); on a fair mark now so wouldn't rule out.

20/1

7th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:35 Musselburgh

Bix Beiderbecke

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Can take a strong hold and races prominently; made all in a Perth maiden (2m, good) but tailed off here next time in a handicap and looked on the retreat when taking a heavy fall three out at Wetherby (again on soft); return to drier conditions does look in his favour but he needs to get back on track.

14/1

0

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Bix Beiderbecke

11st 9lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Made all with 3l to spare in a maiden at Perth (2m, good) in May and that RPR suggests he could be on a fair mark; quiet on handicap debut last month (soft) and may need drier ground but the hood could help matters.

5/1

9/4

  • Place: £2.10

Form: U-

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 4yo who is out of a very useful hurdler and shaped with promise on last month's debut at Tramore (2m, soft), albeit he was well held in third when unseating rider at penultimate flight; ought to build on that performance and play a significant role here.

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0

12

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Knocknacree

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Robert Widger

in rear, reminder after 4th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

20/1

14th

7

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Knocknacree

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

towards rear of midfield

12/1

4th

11

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

17:48 Roscommon

Knocknacree

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Bit of promise until unseating on debut before 3l second of seven at Perth; dam fair hurdler over 2m4f/2m5f and might want further but leading contender.

7/4

Form: /5935-

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Displayed significant improvement over hurdles when 66-1 third at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in February and was very respectable fifth in valuable series final on handicap debut at Kelso (2m, soft) the following month; among the most appealing ones in this field.

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6th

4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

12:50 Kelso

Lacila Blue

11st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Consistent in her five runs last February-November, all over about 2m and second of five in a handicap at Hexham (heavy; acts on good) last time; needs extra to win but has place claims again.

7/2

2nd

3

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

15:05 Hexham

Lacila Blue

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Placed in three of her last four hurdles starts (all around 2m); has shown enough to suggest she can be competitive from this mark, now returning to handicap company.

2/1

3rd

10

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:54 Kelso

Lacila Blue

10st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went third last, kept on

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: /3U8P-

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Clear second to a smart horse on bumper debut in 2021 and looked set to be placed behind two useful rivals before penultimate-flight fall in maiden hurdle at Down Royal (2m1f, soft) in January; has very strong claims if judged on those exploits but his last two runs were very disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him here; wears a first-time hood.

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4th

1

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:15 Perth

Bellaney Lord

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Clear second to a smart horse on bumper debut in 2021 and looked set to be placed behind two useful rivals before penultimate-flight fall in maiden hurdle at Down Royal (2m1f, soft) in January; has very strong claims if judged on those exploits but his last two runs were very disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him here; wears a first-time hood.

4/1

4

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Bellaney Lord

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: S R B Crawford

Has proved disappointing since a good second to the talented Champ Kiely (147-rated, Ballymore third) on debut in a bumper at Limerick almost two years ago; pulled-up at Down Royal last month.

14/1

22

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Bellaney Lord

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

First reserve; bumper form hasn't been matched since going hurdling, pulled up last time at Down Royal; hood now tried.

Form: 7/627-

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two of her four bumpers but hasn't shown a great deal on her two hurdling starts, more recently when midfield in Wetherby maiden (2m, good to soft) six weeks ago; improvement required.

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10th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

17:15 Taunton

Sunshine Girl

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Won a 3m handicap off 2lb higher last summer but mostly well held in the meantime; makes stable debut after wind surgery and others are safer.

33/1

10th

12

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

14:07 Hereford

Sunshine Girl

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Placed at Cartmel (2m6f, good to soft) last summer on her second start for Gary Hanmer but well beaten twice since, more recently when pulled up in Warwick race won by Annie Day in November; now has a point to prove.

25/1

0

6

8th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Warwick

Sunshine Girl

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Stays well, winning at Southwell (3m, good to soft) in July and a close third over 2m6f at Cartmel for new yard in August; however, a long way below form in September which leaves her with something to prove.

12/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

In rear when falling on Irish point debut in February and always behind in Ayr bumper on last month's rules debut; now with a new stable; hood fitted today.

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7th

6

27th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

13:40 Cartmel

Bay West

10st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Andrew Hamilton

always behind, awkward jump 2nd, detached after 4 out, tailed off

100/1

6th

5

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:15 Perth

Bay West

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Andrew Hamilton

In rear when falling on Irish point debut in February and always behind in Ayr bumper on last month's rules debut; now with a new stable; hood fitted today.

25/1

11th

11

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Bay West

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

Changed hands for just 1,500euros as a foal but he makes some appeal on pedigree, his dam a half-sister to the smart dual-purpose performer Blue Bajan; Northern Ireland-based trainer is 1-7 with British bumper runners in recent seasons.

33/1

Form: 9/47-

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shaped with quite a bit more promise than eventual 42l defeat might suggest on hurdle debut at Ayr (2m, good) in March but never really got involved when seventh of eight over C&D last month.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:15 Perth

Desert Stranger

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: R Mike Smith

Shaped with quite a bit more promise than eventual 42l defeat might suggest on hurdle debut at Ayr (2m, good) in March but never really got involved when seventh of eight over C&D last month.

14/1

7th

5

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:40 Perth

Desert Stranger

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Well beaten all three career starts, the latest on hurdling debut seven weeks ago, after 11 months off.

66/1

4th

3

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Ayr

Desert Stranger

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Well beaten on bumper debut in 2021 and also struggled in a Flat maiden last spring; can only be watched on today's hurdling debut.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £183.00
Straight Forecast £181.80
Trifecta £506.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lacila Blue

The Guardian:

Bix Beiderbecke

RP RATINGS:

Bellaney Lord

D Express:

Knocknacree

The Star:

Bix Beiderbecke

Daily Record:

Bix Beiderbecke

TOPSPEED:

Lacila Blue

POSTDATA:

Lacila Blue

The Times:

Lacila Blue

Daily Mail:

Lacila Blue

Daily Mirror:

Lacila Blue

Telegraph:

Bellaney Lord

The Sun:

Bellaney Lord