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16:20 Newton Abbot

Heavy

Devondale Electrical Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 5f 122y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Devondale Electrical Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.30
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Left it very late before snatching victory on stable/hurdle here (2m2f, good) last month; the bare form isn't anything to get too excited about but he was a very talented Flat-racer when trained in Germany and could easily have more to offer in this sphere; sports first-time cheekpieces.

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6th

6

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 2

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Wonderful Eagle

8st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

German Flat winner who met with some success over hurdles for current yard before returning to his Flat work with a win in six-runner race here (1m6f, AW) one month ago, always close up and battling on well; 3lb higher today but could still be well treated on German form; has often worn blinkers or cheekpieces and now it's a visor; major player.

9/2

1st

2

(5)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Wonderful Eagle

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

raced in third, went second before halfway

5/1

8th

14

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

13:15 Cheltenham

Wonderful Eagle

10st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Useful German Flat winner (1m4f/1m2f) in 2022; hurdling for this yard on last four starts, with 2m2f and 2m6f wins at Newton Abbot on first two occasions; better form taking minor honours in the mud in handicaps both starts since, latterly at Cheltenham (2m5f); needs extra but cheekpieces (tried two and three starts back) return and there's a big rethink on his trip.

14/1

100/1

  • Place: £12.70

Form: 98-

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has some fair Flat form on his CV but was well beaten on both hurdling attempts in the spring (both 2m) and has struggled on the Flat since.

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1st

2

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Chankaya

11st 13lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Mitchell Hunt

Came clear with an unexposed winner over 2m4f at Wincanton in November and his defeat back there the following month was on his chase debut; could go well.

5/1

6th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Chankaya

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Acts well in the mud so his handicap debut on heavy ground at Chepstow was disappointing; put the record straight when coming clear with an unexposed winner over 2m4f here 19 days ago; has gone up 6lb and this Flat-bred's ability to cope with fences has to be taken on trust on chase debut.

7/1

2nd

5

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Chankaya

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Looked as though he might be going somewhere when second at Newton Abbot and fourth at Uttoxeter, but he then ran moderately on his handicap debut; should have a squeak off this mark.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Completed only one of his four Irish points in 2022 and makes his stable/hurdle debut after a 482-day absence; can't be recommended.

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3rd

3

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:20 Newton Abbot

Alberts Bay

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Ryan Chapman

led at steady pace early, went clear after 2nd, reduced lead after 3rd, went clear again after 5th, headed before 2 out, kept on

50/1

3

7th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

13:50 Newton Abbot

Alberts Bay

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Ryan Chapman

Only finished one of four starts in Irish points a year ago but ran quite well on that occasion; still probably best watched on hurdle debut after the absence.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 32-51

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fifth in good-quality maiden at Galway festival (2m5f, good to yielding) on last month's hurdling debut and delivered on that promise when easily winning lesser maiden there (2m, soft) 11 days ago, despite not jumping very well; back up in trip with hood fitted here; ought to be very hard to beat.

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15

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Alvaniy

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Low-mileage 6yo; off the mark at Galway (2m, soft) last September but disappointing in three British races, pulled up in the Betfair Hurdle on latest; hard to recommend from 8lb out of the handicap.

16/1

21

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Alvaniy

10st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: W P Mullins

Has low mileage; off the mark at Galway (2m, soft) in September; disappointing in two British races (2m5f/2m3f, wore hood) since but may fare better back down in trip with headgear removed; by no means fully exposed.

50/1

6th

4

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:30 Wetherby

Alvaniy

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

midfield, weakened before 3 out

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

0-5 in Irish points, showing nothing more than minor promise; seemingly up against it on today's rules debut.

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0

5

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:20 Newton Abbot

Hugo Alko

11st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

prominent, weakened after 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £764.00
Straight Forecast £417.80
Trifecta £1824.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Alvaniy

WEST COUNTRY:

Thirtyfour Thirty

The Times:

Wonderful Eagle

RP RATINGS:

Alvaniy

POSTDATA:

Alvaniy

Telegraph:

Alvaniy

The Guardian:

Alvaniy

Daily Mail:

Alvaniy

D Express:

Alvaniy

Daily Mirror:

Alvaniy

The Sun:

Alvaniy

The Star:

Alvaniy

Daily Record:

Alvaniy