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16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Good To Soft

Nightingale House Hospice Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4805.18
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Nightingale House Hospice Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/9 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Talented Flat performer for Aidan O'Brien at best; narrowly beaten in a Ballinrobe maiden on hurdle debut in July (for Josh Halley); ought to be very hard to beat on first start for David Pipe.

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0

2

(34)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Wordsworth

9st 12lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: David Pipe

Stays 2m but below-form seventh in the 2m5f Queen Alexandra in 2022; well treated today on best of his Group-race form for Aidan O'Brien and, switched to hurdling this year, he breezed home in front in a Bangor maiden (soft) for new yard ten days ago; case can be made.

25/1

1st

6

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Wordsworth

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

led, increased tempo 4 out, going best when left clear 2 out, canter

4/9

2nd

3

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

16:38 Ballinrobe

Wordsworth

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Josh Halley

106-rated Flat performer for Aidan O'Brien, 2nd in Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris and 3rd in last year's Curragh Cup among his best performances; close 4th in a Down Royal Listed last month on his stable debut; an adequate round of jumping might be all that's needed here; handles any ground

11/10

20/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 4

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish point (probably modest form); too free on last month's Worcester hurdle debut and faded into fourth; might have place prospects if learning from that.

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7th

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Black Occ

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Questionable what he achieved when a well-held second behind a useful Flat recruit at Bangor (2m, soft) and he was beaten further at Hereford (2m3f) latest; makes handicap debut after quite a break and others are safer.

20/1

4th

8

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:50 Hereford

Black Occ

11st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Runner-up in an Irish point; raced freely when a remote fourth on hurdling debut at Worcester and questionable what he achieved when a well-held second behind a useful Flat recruit at Bangor; should be better for going up in trip but others appeal more.

8/1

2nd

7

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Black Occ

11st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

took keen hold, midfield, not fluent 4th, headway 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on run-in

20/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 5- BF

Last run: 165 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism in a point bumper in March but only fifth (when again market leader) on stable debut at this track the following month; has a measure of ability and place hopes now setting out over hurdles.

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1st

4

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield

Wise Guy

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Point winner who may prefer a stiffer stamina test than 2m as it was over 2m3f that he was beaten about 10l into third in his first handicap at Huntingdon (soft); however, that was an effort he should build on given his low mileage.

4/1

3rd

5

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Wise Guy

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Good-ground point winner last March; something to find after his two completed runs over hurdles, given wind surgery before latest, but he's upped from 2m for this handicap debut and needs a market check.

12/1

Form: 3/4

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising third in a Southwell bumper in April 2022 and bought for £36,000 soon after; absent until finishing last at Newton Abbot on recent hurdling debut (behind stable companion); likely to do much better in time.

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7th

10

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Chantilly Rose

10st 5lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

midfield

16/1

6th

6

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

12:32 Fontwell

Chantilly Rose

10st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

0

14

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Chantilly Rose

10st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Switched to current stable after promising bumper debut on good ground in April 2022; soundly beaten in two slow-ground hurdle races this autumn, after a layoff, and seemingly Dan Skelton's second string here.

33/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to stable's Flat/hurdle/chase winner Silva Eclipse; worth a market glance on racecourse debut but may be one for later on.

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10th

2

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

12:09 Wetherby

Fat Harry

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Displayed some ability when 28l sixth of 11 at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) last month on his second start, but he needs another big step forward here.

50/1

6th

2

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Fat Harry

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

midfield

50/1

5th

3

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Fat Harry

11st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

midfield, mistake 2nd, some headway when hit 4 out, weakened before 3 out

33/1

Form: 45-

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Didn't live up to expectations in a Taunton bumper in March or over hurdles at Plumpton the following month; something to prove after those.

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2nd

7

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Tune In A Box

11st 5lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

6/5

1st

4

25th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:10 Wetherby

Tune In A Box

11st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Well-backed winner when upped in trip on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November; hit with 9lb rise but had plenty in hand and could still be ahead of the handicapper.

9/4

Form: 9-

Last run: 246 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Horse

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed-off last in a Ffos Las bumper in January; gelded soon after and wind surgery in March; can hopefully do better now hurdling.

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8th

6

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Specialagent McGee

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Tailed off in a bumper in January and on this month's hurdle debut (100-1).

100/1

7th

5

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Specialagent McGee

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

held up in rear, no impression from 3 out

40/1

4

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:55 Warwick

Specialagent McGee

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Nicky Martin

Form: 34-

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shaped well in an Irish point and on bumper debut; too free when only fourth when last seen in March but should have a future over hurdles, especially if learning to settle; one of the likelier candidates.

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6th

2

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

13:00 Carlisle

Easter Junction

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent on inner

7/2

4th

1

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:35 Doncaster

Easter Junction

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

In process of running well before unseating rider at penultimate flight on last month's hurdling debut and also displayed significant promise before fading into fourth on run-in at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) 18 days later; has a big role to play here, particularly if first-time tongue-tie aids his finishing effort.

4/1

4th

2

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

15:50 Sedgefield

Easter Junction

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Shaped well in an Irish point and on bumper debut; too free in his second bumper but would probably have finished second in a maiden hurdle at Bangor (2m, soft) 18 days ago had he not sprawled on landing two out and unseated; that's something to build on and he's one to consider.

11/4

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