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Vickers.Bet.App Novices’ Hurdle (Arc Summer Novices’ Brush Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Vickers.Bet.App Novices’ Hurdle (Arc Summer Novices’ Brush Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three-time Flat winner (twice in France) who readily made winning stable/hurdle debut over C&D (good) three weeks ago, form that was well advertised by the runner-up on Sunday; could easily have more to offer and commands respect.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Young Merlin

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Started off for Amy Murphy with three hurdle wins last summer and, following a five-month break, kept on well for close third in tactical race at Nottingham (2m, soft) on Flat return a fortnight ago; remains very well handicapped on older Flat form; high on the list.

7/2

3rd

6

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Nottingham

Young Merlin

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Notched three hurdle wins on joining this yard last summer, including on soft; not seen since November but on a low mark judged on those hurdle exploits and his peak Flat form; interesting.

100/30

4th

1

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:28 Lingfield

Young Merlin

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Amy Murphy

High Flat mileage before embarking on hurdling career this summer; won his first three (2m-2m1f; including handicap off just 2lb lower) but he's run flat the last twice and there are stamina worries over this far.

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: /4-244

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Made the frame on all four hurdling starts for Dan Skelton but safely held on both outings for current stable, more recently in C&D seller a fortnight ago; has a tendency to race too freely and looks risky in first-time cheekpieces.

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2nd

2

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:48 Southwell

Book Of Secrets

11st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Put in a dominant display at Market Rasen (2m maiden) last month but he was disappointing under a penalty there two weeks later; may have gone off too hard in that race but he has a patchy record and is now 1-9 over hurdles; risks attached.

13/2

4th

1

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

17:30 Market Rasen

Book Of Secrets

11st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

1m2f winner; dominant from a long way out when unchallenged over C&D two weeks ago (good to soft); penalised in a better race here but they wouldn't want to give him too much rope.

7/2

1st

2

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:35 Market Rasen

Book Of Secrets

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Below form on first two starts for current stable but seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when clear second at Southwell (2m, good to soft) last month, where he raced freely and built up a big lead; will be hard to catch in this modest race if in similar form again; effective on good/good to soft; unraced on soft.

10/11

40/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: PP2-P5

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Second off lowly mark in Fontwell handicap (2m1f, good; first-time cheekpieces) in April but quickly back in the doldrums since and faces a tough assignment.

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6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

Bolberry Down

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Karen Jewell

12-race maiden; pulled up in his first two chases and was well held when he did get round at Huntingdon; opposable from 2lb out of the weights.

33/1

6th

14

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Bolberry Down

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Karen Jewell

midfield, in touch with leaders when slow jump 7th

50/1

12

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Bolberry Down

10st 3lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Karen Jewell

In the frame four times over hurdles but he made a quiet start to chase career when pulled up a fair way out at Worcester in August.

40/1

Form: 049-22

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Nothing special on the Flat but has improved with experience over hurdles this year and switches back to novice company after finishing second in two 2m handicaps; her tendency to race too freely remains a nagging concern but she has a good chance on the figures.

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6th

7

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:18 Stratford

Lucky Draw

11st 3lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Narrow defeats in two handicaps in June (both weaker contests than this) but well beaten back in novice company latest; tends to race too freely; others look to have more viable claims.

14/1

4th

10

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:40 Southwell

Lucky Draw

10st 9lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Daniel Bourne

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 4th, some headway 5th

13/8

2nd

2

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:10 Market Rasen

Lucky Draw

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Dual Flat winner who has improved with experience over hurdles and was over 30l clear of the third when second to Green Or Black at Uttoxeter (2m, good) this month; has to take a 6lb rise on the chin but could still be well handicapped.

11/4

Form: 54

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Developed into fairly useful Flat-racer for Richard Hughes last year and bettered disappointing stable/hurdle debut when respectable fourth at Hexham (2m, good) last month; needs to improve again here but ought to be capable of a fair bit better over hurdles at some stage; market may guide.

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12th

7

(9)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Grand Scheme

9st 12lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Sam England

Ended last season on a low note and after three quiet runs over hurdles he was down the field at York 17 days ago (behind Cormier); opposable.

66/1

7th

5

(5)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:10 York

Grand Scheme

10st 0lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Sam England

midfield

40/1

5th

6

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:40 Southwell

Grand Scheme

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear after 5th

10/1

Form: 9

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 50-1 for belated debut at Worcester a fortnight ago; can only be watched here.

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0

13

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Moo Moos Milan

10st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: L J Morgan

Tailed off at big odds over hurdles this summer on first three starts and he's 13lb wrong for this chase and handicap debut; however, his trainer has an excellent 33% strike-rate here, including wins with well-backed chasing newcomers such as Champ Is Real and Clear The Runway, and he could play a leading role in first-time cheekpieces if attracting market support.

7/1

6th

5

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:35 Market Rasen

Moo Moos Milan

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Showed no significant promise on his first two starts (both 2m), and was a long way behind Book Of Secrets on latter occasion.

50/1

Form: 566

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed only minor promise when sixth on his first two hurdling starts and low-grade handicaps are probably on the agenda after this

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7th

7

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:40 Southwell

Il Cima

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: L J Morgan

prominent, pushed along and lost position 5th

66/1

6th

7

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:58 Worcester

Il Cima

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Tailed off in a bumper and well beaten on recent hurdle debut.

66/1

6th

2

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:30 Southwell

Il Cima

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

took keen hold, held up in rear halfway, pushed along after 5th

25/1

Form: UP-P57

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Yet to show any significant promise after four hurdle runs and not the obvious answer.

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0

5

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:40 Southwell

Dee Day Landing

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Mark Weatherer

held up in rear, ridden and no impression from 3 out

100/1

Form: 4/5P-P

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on hurdling debut in March but pulled up twice since; needs combination of first-time tongue and refitted hood to make a huge difference here.

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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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Exacta £147.00
Straight Forecast £159.80
Trifecta £1236.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lucky Draw

Telegraph:

Young Merlin

RP RATINGS:

Lucky Draw

POSTDATA:

Lucky Draw

The Times:

Lucky Draw

Daily Mirror:

Lucky Draw

Daily Record:

Lucky Draw

The Guardian:

Young Merlin

Daily Mail:

Young Merlin

D Express:

Young Merlin

The Sun:

Young Merlin

The Star:

Young Merlin