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18:10 Stratford

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

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

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 53

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Some ability on the Flat (trained by the Gosdens and Gary Moore); left his initial effort over hurdles behind when keeping on for an 8l third at Worcester (2m, good); may need a bit more here but he's on the shortlist.

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10

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:55 Chepstow

Sobegrand

11st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John & Rhys Flint

Came from the rear to win Stratford maiden (2m, good) for Olly Murphy last summer, but next two runs were very disappointing and he was sold for £20,000 in the autumn; not sure to be suited by today's ground and probably best watched on stable/handicap debut; cheekpieces (worn twice on the Flat) refitted.

33/1

3rd

4

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:48 Southwell

Sobegrand

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Just one win from eight starts under both codes but that was a convincing success at Stratford (2m, good) on his penultimate run and he had an excuse over 2m4f on soft last time; could bounce back on this drop back in trip and he still has potential in this sphere.

7/2

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: /166-4 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; it wasn't a strong bumper that he won at Ffos Las (good) but he caught the eye of the stewards when a never-dangerous fourth at Uttoxeter on his third run over hurdles (2m, good); best efforts have been in a hood that's now left at home and he can race freely, but the talent is there.

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4th

4

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

18:50 Uttoxeter

Rock On Harry

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Went very close on last month's handicap debut at Worcester (2m, good) then exploited good opportunity in modest Market Rasen maiden (2mf, good to soft) 24 days ago; probably still on a workable mark and further progress is possible; likely contender.

100/30

1st

5

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:10 Market Rasen

Rock On Harry

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Tom Lacey

raced in second, led before 2 out, went clear approaching last, kept on well, ridden out

4/5

2nd

1

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Worcester

Rock On Harry

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Point/bumper winner; has shown enough over hurdles to suggest he can find an opening but likely to need improvement if he's to justify this mark on handicap debut.

11/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6-324

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Raced freely and finished tailed off on the Flat on Saturday; running well over hurdles prior to that, including a handicap fourth at Aintree (2m4f, good; fine at 2m); thereabouts.

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7th

8

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Fandabidozi

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gary Hanmer

Just one win from his 38 starts (0-8 over hurdles); however, he's on a competitive mark on last summer's hurdle form and ran okay on the Flat (AW) 11 days ago; each-way contender.

9/1

6th

8

(2)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:55 Southwell (AW)

Fandabidozi

8st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Gary Hanmer

towards rear on inner, headway and edged left under 2f out, no extra final 110yds

25/1

7th

4

(9)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Fandabidozi

9st 1lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Gary Hanmer

Regularly in the frame over hurdles between May and August last year; ran well back on the Flat when fourth of 12 at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta; first-time tongue-tie) last month, but didn't repeat it back there nine days later; losing run up to 33 and hard to enthuse over.

16/1

Form: 73

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Joined Warren Greatrex after going close on Irish point debut in February; made an underwhelming start to rules career but was better when a 13l third at Cartmel (2m1f, good) a month ago and that form is up there in this company.

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2nd

3

18th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:18 Fontwell

Callin Baton Rouge

10st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

midfield, good jump and headway on outer 5th, led 6th, hit 3 out, headed and outpaced 2 out, kept on but no chance with winner from last

9/4

4th

7

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Callin Baton Rouge

11st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

0-7 over hurdles and more exposed than some of these but bounced back from a disappointing run when second over C&D (soft) a fortnight ago and has obvious claims if in the right mood again.

7/2

2nd

6

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Callin Baton Rouge

11st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, headway 4 out, went second 2 out, challenging approaching last, no extra run-in

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Seventh foal; half-sister to winners Star Of Lanka (bumper/useful 2m3f hurdle), Interkab (Italian 7f) and Douro A Morire (Italian 5.5f/7f); dam fourth over 6f/1m (RPR 70), half-sister to triple 1m2f winner Another Choice out of useful 5f/6f 2yo winner; this is a belated debut but she's with a top yard.

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0

6

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

14:45 Doncaster

Luckie Money

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Made a belated racecourse debut in July and showed a little ability on first two starts but tailed off on latest; had wind surgery the following day; also now tongue tied for this handicap debut, for a major yard which also runs Maggie O; market strength may tell the tale.

8/1

7th

9

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Worcester

Luckie Money

10st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Showed ability on her belated racecourse debut in July and again at Bangor recently; handicaps may be her best hope in due course.

20/1

3rd

5

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Luckie Money

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

July's belated debut at Stratford (2m, good) wasn't without hope but she'll need plenty more here.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 235-

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two good-ground course bumpers last year and wasn't beaten far when fifth at Southwell (again on good) in December; should have a future over jumps.

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8th

2

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Borderline

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Martin Keighley

Displayed improvement when fourth in Newton Abbot maiden (2m2f, good) in August but was safely held on handicap debut the following month and the forecast rain may not be in his favour here.

20/1

5th

5

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Warwick

Borderline

11st 3lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Martin Keighley

Soundly beaten on first two hurdling starts but last month's close fourth at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) was a significant step forward and he could easily have further improvement to come in handicaps.

14/1

4th

1

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Borderline

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Martin Keighley

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

33/1

Form: 944P-P

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

2-2 in points but he was well held in three bumpers for Gordon Elliott last summer and has pulled up in both his hurdles; perhaps wind surgery can make a difference but he's not hard to take on.

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9th

5

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Newton Abbot

Great Schema

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

Won two points (good to firm/good) towards end of last year but has struggled on all three hurdling starts since switching to current stable; big leap of faith required to support him here.

50/1

7th

4

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

18:10 Stratford

Great Schema

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

2-2 in points but he was well held in three bumpers for Gordon Elliott last summer and has pulled up in both his hurdles; perhaps wind surgery can make a difference but he's not hard to take on.

16/1

4

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Great Schema

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

2-2 in points but he was well held in three bumpers for Gordon Elliott last summer and was pulled up at 100-1 on his hurdling/stable debut at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) in December; has something to prove on return and he needs a transformation.

20/1

Form: 9/

Last run: 591 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a bumper in 2021 and has achieved nothing on the Flat since.

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0

2

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

18:10 Stratford

Doves Delight

11st 4lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Michael Mullineaux

Tailed off in a bumper in 2021 and has achieved nothing on the Flat since.

100/1

11th

3

(5)

2nd Aug 2022

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

14:45 Catterick

Doves Delight

9st 4lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Mullineaux

towards rear, ridden before halfway, struggling 3f out, switched to near side but detached 2f out, tailed off

33/1

Form: 4/5P-

Last run: 94 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hasn't offered a great deal in two hurdle starts this past spring, following a long absence; drier ground could see him in a better light.

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0

8

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

My Boy Grizzle

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Ellam

Maiden whose struggles continued when pulled up on his recent chase debut; out of the weights.

66/1

0

10

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

18:00 Market Rasen

My Boy Grizzle

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Clare Ellam

Modicum of promise on hurdling bow in March but little since, and exited early last time; watching brief wisest switching to fences.

100/1

0

9

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:40 Southwell

My Boy Grizzle

11st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Ellam

took keen hold, held up in rear, bad mistake and unseated 3rd

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £205.00
Straight Forecast £218.70
Trifecta £698.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Callin Baton Rouge

The Times:

Sobegrand

Daily Mail:

Fandabidozi

SPOTLIGHT:

Rock On Harry

WEST COUNTRY:

Borderline

POSTDATA:

Callin Baton Rouge

LAMBOURN:

Callin Baton Rouge

The Guardian:

Callin Baton Rouge

Daily Mirror:

Callin Baton Rouge

Daily Record:

Callin Baton Rouge

Telegraph:

Sobegrand

The Star:

Sobegrand

The Sun:

Fandabidozi

D Express:

Rock On Harry