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Paul Ferguson’s Jumpers To Follow Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Paul Ferguson’s Jumpers To Follow Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £51.00
  • Place: £6.60

Form: 4F-743

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Fair on the Flat in his prime and was placed in low-grade handicap hurdle over C&D (good) for Syd Hosie in June but has a lot to find against some promising rivals on this stable debut; blinkers replaced by refitted hood.

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8th

9

(8)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Afta Party

8st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Gillard

Sprung a 50-1 surprise in a Newton Abbot novice hurdle on his stable debut last October; well held in two handicap hurdles since and he's opposable back on the Flat.

50/1

5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1931- D

Last run: 211 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner last season, more recently when finishing strongly at Huntingdon (good; front pair clear) in March; from a good jumping family and ought to play a leading role on this hurdling debut.

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10th

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:42 Taunton

Roger Pol

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Two bumper wins; a win and three seconds over hurdles before suffering his first blip when never going in the strong EBF Final at Sandown in March; the balance of his form makes him a strong contender.

7/2

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Roger Pol

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Dual bumper winner; never out of the first four over hurdles and conceded a headstart to Awaythelad before pushing him close in a Leicester novice last time (2m4f, soft); no surprise should he reverse those placings but there are others to worry about.

16/1

2nd

3

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:55 Leicester

Roger Pol

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

Dual bumper winner; has form figures of 212 over hurdles, the win gained at Fakenham (2m, good to soft); ran well in Ascot handicap (2m5f, good to soft) most recently; strong contender returned to novice level.

13/8

7/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2348-

Last run: 211 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Useful Flat-racer who was placed in two soft-ground novice hurdles for Richard Hughes at Plumpton last winter; didn't fire on handicap hurdle debut in March and subsequent Flat form has been disappointing (last two runs were for this stable); reverts to hurdling with a bit to prove; swaps visor for refitted cheekpieces.

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11th

8

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 4

12:55 Ascot

Prince Imperial

11st 1lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Useful form as Flat/AW winner at up to 2m1f, including on soft; 0-6 over hurdles, where he has yet to show the same ability; while last month's third of 12 in handicap at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) was narrowly his best form in this sphere, more is needed from him.

12/1

3rd

1

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Prince Imperial

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, midfield, headway 5th, challenging 2 out, ridden to lead and switched to near side approaching last, kept on run-in

15/2

3rd

5

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:15 Newton Abbot

Prince Imperial

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Useful Flat-racer who was placed in two soft-ground novice hurdles for Richard Hughes at Plumpton last winter; didn't fire on handicap hurdle debut in March and subsequent Flat form has been disappointing (last two runs were for this stable); reverts to hurdling with a bit to prove; swaps visor for refitted cheekpieces.

7/1

Form: 3-5

Last run: 141 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Displayed promise on first two hurdling starts, more notably when third of five at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) on debut, but faces a tough task on this first run since May.

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3rd

7

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Wonderweasle

10st 6lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Tim Vaughan

Opened her account at the seventh attempt in C&D handicap 16 days ago; she's not discounted despite taking a 3lb rise.

3/1

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: 43-4

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Attracted attention of the stewards on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) in May, where he was held up a long way off the pace before keeping on well in the straight for fourth; ought to be capable of better at some stage but jockey bookings suggest Colonel Whizz is the stable's main hope.

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2nd

4

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

18:10 Uttoxeter

Damarta

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway 3 out

7/1

3rd

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Damarta

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Learning to settle better as he gathers experience, and came from off the pace to win readily by over 7l at Southwell (2m, good to soft) in January, his second handicap; up 9lb but could still have a lot more to offer.

2/1

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 133 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to fairly useful chaser Cuban Pete; no match for impressive winner when second of six on bumper debut at Market Rasen (good) in May but evidently has some ability and should have a future over jumps.

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6

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Colonel Whizz

11st 8lb

T: Olly Murphy

3rd

4

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

14:07 Huntingdon

Colonel Whizz

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Best run when second in a maiden hurdle at Fakenham in November (2m4f, good to soft); hasn't run as well since, although excuses for below-par run on handicap debut last time (3m, soft); tongue-tie now tried; bit to prove.

6/1

Form:

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up on Irish point debut in April and was down the field (albeit not beaten that far) on hurdling debut at Limerick in July; changed hands for £4,000 last month; tongue-tie fitted for stable debut; best watched.

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4

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

18:42 Southwell

No Mean Feat

11st 4lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Simon Hodgson

Unlike some of these he does have experience in handicaps but they're nothing to shout about, the latest over fences; kicks for a new yard with much to prove.

25/1

3

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

No Mean Feat

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

A well-beaten outsider in all three handicap hurdles, the last twice over 2m here (good to soft/soft); needs combination of forecast good ground and switch to chasing to enable considerable improvement.

25/1

Form: 6- BF

Last run: 262 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to useful hurdler/chaser Tedham; dam a useful hurdler; just a respectable sixth when favourite for bumper debut at Huntingdon (good to soft) in January but had wind surgery during the summer and is open to significant improvement.

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Form: 3-5

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Put in pretty good front-running shift when third in Ludlow bumper (good to soft) for Tom Weston in April but made low-key stable/hurdle debut over C&D two months ago and needs to take a big step forward.

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2nd

3

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

16:48 Fontwell

Blackacre

10st 8lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

midfield, outpaced before 2 out, kept on well and went second run-in, nearest finish

8/1

100/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 328 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at triple-digit odds in two novice hurdles last autumn and can't be recommended here.

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0

12

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:20 Ludlow

Hidden Belle

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Well beaten at triple-digit odds in two novice hurdles last autumn and same story at Newton Abbot (2m1f) last month; needs to do much better on this step up in trip but she has stamina in her pedigree and a tongue-tie could make a difference on handicap debut.

14/1

10th

10

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:15 Newton Abbot

Hidden Belle

10st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Tim Vaughan

Well beaten at triple-digit odds in two novice hurdles last autumn and can't be recommended here.

100/1

11th

16

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:15 Hereford

Hidden Belle

10st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Tim Vaughan

Inauspicious debut (tailed off) in Newton Abbot novice hurdle last month; best watched.

100/1

Form: 8- BF

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Comfortably won maiden point by 6l on debut last November but performed very poorly when favourite for Exeter bumper in March; can surely do much better but Harry Skelton rides the stable's other one here.

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11th

7

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:15 Newton Abbot

Vinnie Sparkles

11st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Comfortably won maiden point by 6l on debut last November but performed very poorly when favourite for Exeter bumper in March; can surely do much better but Harry Skelton rides the stable's other one here.

14/1

8th

6

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:02 Exeter

Vinnie Sparkles

11st 12lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

Trainer-owned 5yo who won his British point (3m, good to soft) by a comfortable 6l; runner-up has done nothing for the form but he's joined the right yard to progress under rules.

4/5

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Payout
Exacta £1696.00
Straight Forecast £1176.30
Trifecta £5147.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Roger Pol

RP RATINGS:

Damarta

Daily Mail:

Colonel Whizz

WEST COUNTRY:

No Mean Feat

D Express:

Colonel Whizz

TOPSPEED:

Damarta

POSTDATA:

Damarta

The Guardian:

Damarta

LAMBOURN:

Roger Pol

The Times:

Roger Pol

Telegraph:

Roger Pol

Daily Mirror:

Roger Pol

The Sun:

Roger Pol

The Star:

Roger Pol

Daily Record:

Roger Pol