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17:40 Stratford

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Royal Equestrian Racing Club Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 70y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Royal Equestrian Racing Club Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4605-3 BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Flat winner but 1-26 overall and 0-15 as a hurdler; disappointing favourite in a seller here last time and doesn't look straightforward; now with new stable.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Call Me Rocky

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Largely consistent during his summer/autumn spell with Milton Harris, winning twice (2m/2m1f, good/good to soft); not written off but he was pulled up on last month's stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft).

20/1

0

8

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Call Me Rocky

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

led narrowly, hit and headed 4 out, soon weakened quickly, pulled up after 3 out

10/1

4th

4

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Call Me Rocky

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Hit the ground running for this yard with two wins in July (good/good to soft) and after a blip he's been back in good form the last twice; no reason why he shouldn't be in the thick of things.

7/2

Form: 4620-

Last run: 188 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Just missed out in a fast-ground maiden at Leicester (four ran) before getting stuck in the mud on his return visit; off since Christmas and one or two others appeal more.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

14th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

12:55 Huntingdon

The Geordie Ginge

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, outpaced 3 out, mistake 2 out, kept on but no impression run-in

5/4

3rd

4

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Worcester

The Geordie Ginge

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, not fluent 4th, left in lead before 5th, headed before 3 out, weakened approaching last

5/4

2nd

6

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

17:00 Stratford

The Geordie Ginge

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

disputed lead, not fluent 3 out, shaken up approaching last, ridden run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

7/2

40/1

  • Place: £8.50

Form: 98

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

0-9 but showed some fair form at up to 1m5f for Andrew Balding before changing hands for 18,000gns; difficult to recommend on his hurdling and he's held by Thorpeness.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

1

(2)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:38 Lingfield (AW)

Love Mystery

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

Has run some fair races on the Flat for Andrew Balding and over hurdles since joining this yard, but is 0-14 under rules; drops in class for this return to the level, but others still look more solid.

7/1

4th

5

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

Love Mystery

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Another personal best hurdling RPR last time when about 7l fourth in a Perth handicap (2m, good to soft), though a bit surprising he didn't hit the line more strongly given he stays at least 1m5f on the Flat; further to travel returned to maiden company this evening.

3/1

4th

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

21:00 Perth

Love Mystery

11st 8lb

J: Mr James King

T: Olly Murphy

Showed some fair form on the Flat for Andrew Balding and seemed to be getting his act together over hurdles when keeping-on third in Stratford maiden (2m, good) last month; open to more improvement in handicaps and top amateur James King is booked today; unraced on ground slower than good.

11/4

Form: /4F-72

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Best run was his latest when chasing home an Irish challenger at Bangor (2m, good), where he might have given the winner more of a fright with better jumping late on; considered.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

12:55 Hereford

Trick Of The Tail

11st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Certainly didn't run badly when fourth in Sedgefield maiden (2m1f, good) six weeks ago but is 0-8 over hurdles now and probably needs today's step up in trip to unlock some improvement.

10/1

4th

6

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:20 Sedgefield

Trick Of The Tail

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

disputed lead, outpaced 2 out, weakened from last

5/1

Form: 09-32

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Tongue-tie fitted for his thirds over hurdles, beaten just over 3l on both occasions; handles a tight, left-handed venue and won't be far away.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Warwick

Thorpeness

11st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Rob Summers

took keen hold, held up in rear, jumped left 1st, short of room 2nd

25/1

0

6

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:35 Uttoxeter

Thorpeness

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Rob Summers

Made quite promising start to hurdling career for Dan Skelton in the spring but left that stable after struggling in Class 5 handicap here in July; hooded for today's stable debut needs to take a big step forward.

50/1

Form: 2

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner who didn't look a complete natural when runner-up in a small field on his hurdling debut at Market Rasen (good) but probably won't be far away with a repeat of that; easily forgiven his subsequent defeat in a York handicap.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

1

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Newmarket (July)

Outsmart

10st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Ollie Pears

Has a patchy profile and his last success was 15 months ago but that was off 6lb higher at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) and he wasn't beaten far back there ten days ago; could be a dangerous if he can build on that in new headgear.

12/1

4th

3

(6)

16th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Beverley

Outsmart

10st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

prominent on outer

16/1

6th

8

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

17:40 Stratford

Outsmart

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ollie Pears

prominent, ridden after 2 out, outpaced approaching last

9/4

50/1

Form: P8

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Looks moderate and was well behind Trick Of The Tail at Bangor 24 days ago; now tongue tied.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

24th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Carapaz

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: David Dennis

raced in last, not fluent 3rd, headway 12th, weakened before 3 out

10/1

0

9

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:20 Huntingdon

Carapaz

10st 3lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: David Dennis

Safely held off lowly marks in first two chases (both 2m4f; cheekpieces added last time); needs this step up in trip to unlock considerable improvement.

20/1

5th

8

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:45 Southwell

Carapaz

10st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: David Dennis

Failed to complete in two points and he's not shown much in six runs under rules; finished a remote sixth of ten on his chase debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) two weeks ago and he needs to leave that form well behind; new combination of equipment.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

All four Flat wins came on the AW at a fairly ordinary level, the latest on his final start at Wolverhampton in May (9.4f); probably up against it on hurdling debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

14

(15)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Its A Love Thing

9st 4lb

J: James Ryan

T: Sam England

Won on the AW (1m3f Kempton) and over hurdles since joining this yard; recent seconds over 1m4f and 1m, coming from well behind over the shorter trip last time; drawn wide but otherwise has plenty in his favour.

6/1

2nd

6

(6)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Its A Love Thing

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

steadied start, held up in rear, still plenty to do 3f out, headway into midfield over 1f out, went fourth against near rail inside final furlong, kept on and went second inside final 110yds, nearest finish

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £161.00
Straight Forecast £160.50
Trifecta £5629.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Outsmart

SPOTLIGHT:

Trick Of The Tail

WEST COUNTRY:

The Geordie Ginge

Daily Record:

Thorpeness

The Star:

The Geordie Ginge

D Express:

Trick Of The Tail

Daily Mirror:

Trick Of The Tail

The Times:

Outsmart

Telegraph:

Outsmart

The Guardian:

Outsmart

Daily Mail:

Outsmart