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14:15 Newton Abbot

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4955.86
  • 2m 2f 110y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0/3

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual point winner (good/good to soft) who made quite promising stable/hurdle debut when third (albeit well held) here (2m5f, good) three weeks ago; probably needs a better performance to win this, but that's possible.

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4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Frankie Faulkner

11st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Yet to add to his hurdling victory but he's proved consistent over fences thus far, posting a solid third at Musselburgh (3m) in February; ran poorly reverted to hurdles at Stratford since but he can bounce back for last year's winning yard.

3/1

9

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Frankie Faulkner

11st 5lb

T: Evan Williams

6th

1

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

15:20 Stratford

Frankie Faulkner

11st 12lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Winning Irish pointer; won a Newton Abbot maiden hurdle for current yard last July (2m2f, good); has been chasing since, last time finishing third at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft, cheekpieces tried); headgear retained; a possible back over hurdles.

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 74U-92

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Ran well for a long way when second of five in first-time blinkers here (2m1f, good) last month, her third hurdling attempt, but she was no match for the very easy winner and will need to improve again.

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3rd

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Ryders Rock

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Disappointing at Newton Abbot when last seen in October but the step up to 2m5f may have backfired and she enters the reckoning on her second in a novice there (2m2f, good to soft) last summer; this is only her third handicap and she's not ruled out on her return.

6/1

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9/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 23-632

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Placed on five of his seven hurdling starts, including a very close second in this race last year; didn't really take to chasing in the spring (two attempts) but was respectable second to a big improver when back over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m good to soft; first-time cheekpices) last month and ought to cope if the ground ends up soft; major player.

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5th

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Fortunate Fred

11st 10lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

not fluent 4th, mistake 5th, not fluent last

8/1

6th

5

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Fortunate Fred

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

14-race maiden but often thereabouts and seemed to try hard enough when going down by only 2l at Newton Abbot the final time (3m2f, soft); versatile tactically and unlikely to be far away.

7/2

Form: 6

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won on the Flat for Marcus Tregoning in 2021 (1m4f, good to firm; RPR 78) and, following a two-year absence, was not disgraced when sixth on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Worcester (2m, good; also has form on soft); a possible if that recent outing did him good.

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5th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Worcester

Valparaiso

11st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richard Hawker

Flat winner in 2021; absent for two years before two runs over hurdles this summer, shaping with some promise in both; more needed to win this and handicaps may be a better option in due course.

20/1

4th

8

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Newton Abbot

Valparaiso

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Richard Hawker

Won on the Flat for Marcus Tregoning in 2021 (1m4f, good to firm; RPR 78) and, following a two-year absence, was not disgraced when sixth on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Worcester (2m, good; also has form on soft); a possible if that recent outing did him good.

8/1

6th

9

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:25 Worcester

Valparaiso

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Richard Hawker

Quite a useful Flat handicapper for Marcus Tregoning (won a 1m4f Doncaster handicap on fast ground in April 2021); hasn't run for two years and no easy task on jumps debut.

16/1

Form: 8P-3

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Began career with two very disappointing runs (bumper/hurdle) but, following a wind op, fared considerably better when third at Ffos Las (2m, good) last month; that form already makes him a leading contender here, and he has plenty of scope for further progress.

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5th

9

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Newton Abbot

Film DAction

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

Began career with two very disappointing runs (bumper/hurdle) but, following a wind op, fared considerably better when third at Ffos Las (2m, good) last month; that form already makes him a leading contender here, and he has plenty of scope for further progress.

15/8

3rd

4

8th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:20 Ffos Las

Film DAction

10st 9lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Anthony Honeyball

Disappointing favourite in bumper and pulled up in juvenile hurdle; however, had wind surgery since last run and now goes in tongue-tie; those factors may prompt a much better effort.

12/1

4

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Film DAction

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

French-bred; sent off 2-1 favourite for Fontwell bumper in January but disappointed, finishing only eighth of 14, beaten 53l; stable in good form; should do better on hurdles debut.

5/1

Form: 7

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

With a good stable but was tailed off at Worcester (2m, good) on last month's debut, having raced too freely; needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

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0

13

19th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Thrifty Scot

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

took keen hold, midfield, dropped to rear after 7th, struggling when pulled up before 4 out

16/1

5th

4

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

14:32 Newton Abbot

Thrifty Scot

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tailed off in Worcester bumper on debut in June and showed only minor promise in run-of-the-mill 2m2f maiden hurdle here last month.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

0-5 in Irish points; seemed to show significant improvement when close third of 13 on good to yielding ground in May but the winner hasn't done much to advertise that form on her first two rules starts; hooded for rules debut; others have more pressing claims.

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7th

11

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Newton Abbot

Yellowstoneempress

10st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Joe Ponting

0-5 in Irish points; seemed to show significant improvement when close third of 13 on good to yielding ground in May but the winner hasn't done much to advertise that form on her first two rules starts; hooded for rules debut; others have more pressing claims.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal from a mare who was of little account on the Flat; can only be watched on belated debut.

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11

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Taunton

Bowmans Dream

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Carroll Gray

towards rear

40/1

5th

3

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Bowmans Dream

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Carroll Gray

in rear, not fluent 1st

50/1

5th

2

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Worcester

Bowmans Dream

11st 4lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

Tailed off in two Newton Abbot novices.

100/1

Form: 44P-P7

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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.

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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

100/1

Form: 8-PP

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up at triple-digit odds here on both starts over hurdles; drops from 2m5f with tongue-tie fitted today.

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5

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Farnon

11st 4lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Laura Hurley

always behind, detached after 3rd, pulled up after 3 out

100/1

10th

2

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Newton Abbot

Farnon

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Laura Hurley

Pulled up at triple-digit odds here on both starts over hurdles; drops from 2m5f with tongue-tie fitted today.

100/1

0

2

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

20:05 Newton Abbot

Farnon

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Laura Hurley

Well beaten in a bumper in January (for James Ewart) and looked badly in need of the experience when pulled up on this month's stable/hurdle debut (lost touch by halfway); cheekpieces now fitted.

66/1

Form: 00-P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made all for wide-margin maiden point win in April (good ground) but ran out on next appearance in that sphere and dropped out very tamely after racing too freely in 2m5f novice hurdle here on recent stable debut; risky.

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6

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Newton Abbot

Ideal Vert

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Made all for wide-margin maiden point win in April (good ground) but ran out on next appearance in that sphere and dropped out very tamely after racing too freely in 2m5f novice hurdle here on recent stable debut; risky.

14/1

0

4

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

20:05 Newton Abbot

Ideal Vert

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led

10/1

20th

7

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:40 Punchestown

Ideal Vert

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in a point but beaten a long way out when 17-2 for his Rules debut in a maiden hurdle at Navan in November; tongue-tie needs to make a big difference.

16/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Fortunate Fred

The Guardian:

Frankie Faulkner

The Star:

Frankie Faulkner

POSTDATA:

Fortunate Fred

LAMBOURN:

Fortunate Fred

The Times:

Fortunate Fred

Daily Mirror:

Fortunate Fred

Daily Record:

Fortunate Fred