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

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

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 22- BF

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £200,000 after winning an Irish point; second in two bumpers at the start of this year (behind a subsequent winner each time): likely to be seen in a much better light now hurdling.

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

1st

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Act Of Authority

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

made all, shaken up and 4 lengths ahead when jumped left and mistake 2 out, soon ridden, always doing enough

Evs

3rd

1

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Act Of Authority

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Bought for £200,000 after winning an Irish point; beaten 11l in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (2m, good) in October but easy odds-on winner from the front at Bangor (soft) on his other two starts over hurdles; sets a clear standard with all of those three pieces of form.

4/6

1st

1

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

14:21 Bangor-on-Dee

Act Of Authority

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Bought for £200,000 after winning an Irish point; strolled home by 14l over C&D (soft) on his hurdling debut and his jumping improved when beaten 11l in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (good) won by subsequent Greatwood runner-up Lookaway; sets a clear standard back in much calmer waters here and he should be hard to beat under his penalty.

8/13

14/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 327-

Last run: 323 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Twice ran well over C&D last autumn (including in this race) but tailed off at Hereford in November and absent since; bit to prove.

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7

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

17:00 Hereford

Iron DEx

10st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Perked up for cheekpieces on two visits here in February (2m3f/2m5f; soft) and didn't get home over 2m7f at Bangor after racing freely; capable of bouncing back.

8/1

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Iron DEx

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Placed on four of his eight hurdling starts, most recently when second at Hereford (2m3f, soft) in first-time cheekpieces last month; didn't run badly when upped to 2m5f there 11 days later and has possibilities here if suited by this even longer trip.

11/2

5th

6

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Iron DEx

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Ran well from the front when second in first-time cheekpieces here (2m3f, soft) 11 days ago and has now been placed on four of his seven hurdling starts; moves up in trip today; no surprise if he makes another bold bid.

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 4-

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Good start to career when fourth (of 17) in a Warwick bumper in April; ought to have races in him and could well make an impact on hurdling debut.

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3rd

8

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Don Marione

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, prominent, bumped 2nd, mistake 3rd, outpaced before 2 out, weakened approaching last

10/1

4th

13

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Warwick

Don Marione

10st 9lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Second foal of a French hurdle winner and cost 55,000euros last year; trainer has solid record in bumpers (4-16 at this track in last five years); certainly worth monitoring in the betting ahead of his debut.

8/1

Form: 2/393-

Last run: 247 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two bumpers but tailed off on both hurdle attempts last winter (for Tom Lacey); lot to prove but interesting to see what a change of stables can do and Harry Skelton rides.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

8

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

Major Fortune

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Appeared to have a nice bit in hand despite a narrow winning margin over C&D (heavy) 12 days ago which brought up his four-timer; danger to all off just 6lb higher.

7/4

Form: 5855-

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Yet to be placed but has shaped as if he has a deal more to offer; absent since April (wind surgery since) and not sure dropping back in trip will help but well worth keeping an eye on; one of two runners for yard.

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2nd

10

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Mahler Moon

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Just his second handicap when brought down midrace over Christmas and then, with cheekpieces joining a tongue-tie, managed to hold on for a podium position at Doncaster (3m, good); was beaten 10l and he's off an untouched mark here, so more is needed.

8/1

3rd

13

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Mahler Moon

11st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Well beaten in the autumn in his first two handicaps (2m/2m5f); had wind surgery but was again an outsider when brought down at Wetherby (2m3f) on Boxing Day, close up at the time but it was at the fourth last; cheekpieces are added and he's upped in trip.

20/1

Form: 2

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest record in Irish points and second of four in a Warwick bumper in May; hood fitted for hurdling debut.

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7th

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

13:44 Bangor-on-Dee

Exclusive Getaway

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Second of four on bumper debut at Warwick in May but tailed off at triple-figure odds on first three hurdle starts.

100/1

13th

1

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

12:09 Wetherby

Exclusive Getaway

11st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Second of four on bumper debut at Warwick in May but tailed off at triple-figure odds last month on first two hurdle starts.

100/1

0

3

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Exclusive Getaway

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Showed some ability when second of four on bumper debut in May but struggled when 100-1 for recent hurdling debut.

100/1

Form: 2-

Last run: 241 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; second at Hereford on British/hurdle debut in February; this looks harder but she ought to have place hopes.

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3rd

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

14:15 Ffos Las

Shiroccosmagicbaby

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Won soft-ground Irish point in November 2022 and made promising start to rules career when second in Hereford maiden hurdle (2m3f, good) last season; well beaten on all three hurdling starts this term, the latest her handicap debut in November, but still worth a glance in the betting before today's chasing debut; tongue-tie fitted.

12/1

10th

6

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:20 Ludlow

Shiroccosmagicbaby

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Irish point winner who made a promising start over hurdles when runner-up at Hereford (2m3f, good) in February but she's struggled in both runs this season; still lightly raced but needs a transformation on her handicap debut.

10/1

0

11

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:58 Chepstow

Shiroccosmagicbaby

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, midfield

66/1

Form: 1010- D

Last run: 172 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of his depth at Aintree in April but had won two of his three previous bumper starts; plenty of jumpers in his pedigree and one of the more interesting contenders on hurdle debut.

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

10th

3

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Dino Bellagio

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won two of his four bumpers and has plenty of jumpers in his pedigree, but he made early mistakes when pulled up before four out on hurdling debut at Bangor (2m, soft) in October; off since, due to be back on better ground and cheekpieces are enlisted.

5/1

0

7

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Dino Bellagio

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent, jumped badly right and bumped rival 2nd, mistake and lost position 4th, struggling when pulled up before 4 out

11/4

18th

16

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

18:20 Aintree

Dino Bellagio

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Saddle slipped at Cheltenham on New Year's Day but he has a 100% record otherwise, scoring at Ayr (soft) in November and Doncaster (good) in January; in much deeper waters here but his second win came easily by 8l and it's hard to know where his ceiling lies.

12/1

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Straight Forecast £74.80
Trifecta £775.00

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