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Defender Blair Castle Horse Trials Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 47y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Defender Blair Castle Horse Trials Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.30
  • Place: £2.00

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed fair form at up to 1m5f on the Flat without winning for Keith Dalgleish; sold for 26,000gns since last run; interesting for her new, in-form yard on hurdles debut (half-sister to a hurdles winner).

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

12th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Belle Of Annandale

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Flat maiden who has taken well to hurdling, winning two non-handicaps; visored for the one and only time when third on handicap debut at Musselburgh on New Year's Day and it was a deep race in which he struggled last time at Leopardstown's big February fixture (blinkered for a second time); no headgear now and has each-way claims if at her best.

20/1

18

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Belle Of Annandale

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Yet to win on Flat (0-19; runner-up six times) but has taken well to hurdling, winning a Perth maiden and a novice contest at Musselburgh; unplaced on the Flat last time; little appeal from 4lb out of the handicap.

25/1

7th

1

(1)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Belle Of Annandale

9st 12lb

J: Kyle McHugh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Yet to win on Flat (0-19; runner-up six times) but has taken well to hurdling, winning maiden and novice contests at Perth and Musselburgh; reverts to the AW (0-2) after finishing a creditable third in a valuable handicap hurdle at Musselburgh (with visor fitted) on New Year's Day.

11/4

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 64-473

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Exposed; placed in three of his nine runs over hurdles, including last time when third in a C&D handicap (good); hood now tried; a possible.

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

5th

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

19:15 Huntingdon

Harel Du Marais

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Settled better but couldn't raise game in the first-time hood (retained) when fifth in a Wetherby chase latest (1m7f, soft); others more appealing, though has at least coped fine with good ground previously.

25/1

5th

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Harel Du Marais

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Ex Stuart Crawford; placed on five of his 12 runs over hurdles; pulled quite hard before falling at the last on chase debut at Leicester last time (2m1f, soft); addition of a hood should help; interesting.

6/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 11 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish point in April (form sound); has since won bumpers at Worcester and Newton Abbot; form only on good ground; interesting contender on hurdles debut.

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

6th

7

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Olivers Travels

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

midfield, slow jump and dropped to rear 7th, headway before 4 out, weakened quickly from 3 out

4/1

2nd

1

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:35 Uttoxeter

Olivers Travels

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Dual bumper winner who opened hurdling account at second attempt, with 11l success in five-runner Worcester maiden (2m7f, good) this month; carries penalty in deeper race here but ought to play a significant role.

3/1

Form: /5PP-4 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner; not as good over hurdles so far, but fair fourth over 2m4f here last time (good); has bled from the nose so one to treat with a degree of caution.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Call Me Harry

10st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

raced in last

16/1

4

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Call Me Harry

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

Runs this track well and when behind a couple of these here last time he was let down by his jumping; respected.

7/1

4th

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Call Me Harry

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last, awkward jump 4th, some headway before 10th

5/2

Form: 4-

Last run: 124 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

By Geordieland out of a jumping-bred mare who was placed in a bumper; fair fourth in a Kelso bumper on debut in April (2m, good; first and second have won since); hood tried; interesting now going hurdling.

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

6

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 3

18:10 Hexham

Here Comes Georgie

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Patrick Neville

raced in last

14/1

6th

2

11th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:55 Catterick

Here Comes Georgie

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Patrick Neville

Improved form when runner-up over C&D (good to soft) in November and went one better at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) latest; unraced on soft ground; could continue to progress and he's respected under a penalty.

9/2

1st

5

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Carlisle

Here Comes Georgie

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Patrick Neville

Five-race maiden; mixed results (5F92) over hurdles but his second at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) on latest start represents improvement; major player provided that form is backed up.

9/2

Form: 90-

Last run: 312 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor form in two Irish mares' bumpers last year; needs to improve for hurdles and switch of yards.

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

12th

14

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Kurphy

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Unplaced all seven hurdling starts; beaten about 32l (albeit on soft ground) when sixth at Perth (3m) last month and effectively 7lb higher here.

25/1

6th

10

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Kurphy

10st 2lb

J: Mr Dominic Hislop

T: Iain Jardine

Eight-race maiden; fair effort in first-time cheekpieces when fifth in a Musselburgh novice handicap on latest start in February (2m4f, soft); headgear retained; stamina to prove; more needed.

12/1

5th

12

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Kurphy

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

raced in last

25/1

Form: 6

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sister to a 3m1f hurdle/3m7f chase winner; modest effort in a bumper here on debut (2m, good, 40-1); improvement needed now switched to hurdles.

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

7th

10

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:15 Perth

Sing My Story

10st 8lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Sister to a 3m1f hurdle/3m7f chase winner; modest effort in a bumper here on debut (2m, good, 40-1); improvement needed now switched to hurdles.

33/1

6th

8

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

17:02 Perth

Sing My Story

10st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Lucinda Russell

Fifth foal; sister to stable's 3m1f hurdle/3m7f chase winner Your Own Story; dam unraced half-sister to high-class chaser Joe Lively; tongue tied on debut; riding arrangements suggest Balfour Girl is stable's main hope.

16/1

Form: 06P-

Last run: 323 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has shown very little so far and others have stronger claims.

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0

8

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:00 Hexham

Ile De Memoires

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Has shown only modest form at long odds and would be a surprise winner.

100/1

0

12

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

14:25 Carlisle

Ile De Memoires

10st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Low-level form after one bumper and four hurdle races, the latest her handicap debut at Perth (2m4f, soft); no form claims.

100/1

0

11

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Perth

Ile De Memoires

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

Unexposed; may improve on her handicap debut, but is 10lb wrong at the weights and has shown only modest form.

25/1

Form: 6P-50

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Poor form to date and would be a surprise winner.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

6

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:15 Perth

Jad Mahal

11st 1lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Poor form to date and would be a surprise winner.

50/1

11th

8

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

13:50 Hexham

Jad Mahal

10st 11lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Maurice Barnes

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer, not fluent and lost position 2nd

100/1

5th

3

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:30 Kelso

Jad Mahal

10st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

took keen hold, raced in second

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: P74

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ex-Stuart Crawford; poor form; best watched on stable debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

1

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:15 Perth

Billy Hyatt

11st 4lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Andrew Hamilton

Ex-Stuart Crawford; poor form; best watched on stable debut.

66/1

4th

3

16th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

15:05 Perth

Billy Hyatt

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: S R B Crawford

raced in last, went third 5th, outpaced and lost ground quickly after 3 out, soon struggling

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £352.00
Straight Forecast £323.90
Trifecta £641.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Harel Du Marais

SPOTLIGHT:

Olivers Travels

The Times:

Olivers Travels

Daily Mail:

Olivers Travels

D Express:

Olivers Travels

Daily Mirror:

Olivers Travels

Daily Record:

Olivers Travels

TOPSPEED:

Harel Du Marais

POSTDATA:

Harel Du Marais

Telegraph:

Harel Du Marais

The Guardian:

Harel Du Marais

The Sun:

Harel Du Marais

The Star:

Harel Du Marais