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Langley Castle An Outstanding Small Hotel “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 48y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Langley Castle An Outstanding Small Hotel “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73
  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Found plenty of improvement in his second Irish point when rallying well to win in the mud at Loughrea in March; changed hands for £115,000 the following month; out of a half-sister to a useful 2m hurdler and an interesting contender on rules debut.

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3rd

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Whistle Stop Tour

11st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders

8/1

1st

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:23 Ayr

Whistle Stop Tour

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

raced in second, pushed along and pressed leader 3 out, ridden and hung badly left approaching last, led run-in, kept on well and went clear final 110yds

4/1

4th

5

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:25 Musselburgh

Whistle Stop Tour

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Made the running for Irish point win and when 18l winner at Hexham (2m, soft) on hurdle debut; good third at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) before soundly beaten on heavy ground at Haydock; needs to resume progress.

20/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 721224 BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Ex-Gordon Elliott; won a maiden at Market Rasen (2m2f) on second run for this yard and was runner-up behind odds-on rivals in next two starts; flopped when 4-9 at Stratford (2m6f) in August but he sets a fair standard on his best form and is a big player if he can bounce back on this drop back in trip; his win came on good ground but he's effective on soft/heavy.

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0

7

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 3

17:00 Sedgefield

Jeepydoff Meel

10st 11lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Won Market Rasen maiden (2m2f) in June on second start for this yard; no threat in novice hurdles since but he's run some fair races (including on heavy) and has been given a chance by the handicapper; not discounted.

8/1

2nd

1

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:25 Hexham

Jeepydoff Meel

11st 7lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Ex-Gordon Elliott; won a maiden at Market Rasen (2m2f) on second run for this yard and was runner-up behind odds-on rivals in next two starts; flopped when 4-9 at Stratford (2m6f) in August but he sets a fair standard on his best form and is a big player if he can bounce back on this drop back in trip; his win came on good ground but he's effective on soft/heavy.

11/4

4th

1

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 3

14:05 Stratford

Jeepydoff Meel

11st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Ex-Gordon Elliott; odds-on when successful over 2m2f at Market Rasen and beaten 17l (2m4f, good) and 18l (2m6f, heavy) in his two subsequent runs; was at least beaten by the right horses (both long odds-on) and probably has only Cheltenam De Vaige to beat.

8/13

50/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 9-4095

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some promise in Irish bumpers during the spring but was tailed off on her hurdling/stable debut at Kelso (2m5f, good) last month; drops back in trip but her form has been up and down so far; others are preferred.

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7th

14

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Noble Annys

10st 6lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: R K Watson

Some bumper promise before switched to Britain, placed in a Hexham novice her best effort; well held in Catterick claimer last month and now debuts for new yard with tongue tie tried.

14/1

5th

7

6th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Noble Annys

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Wilf Storey

Ex-Irish maiden who is inconsistent; has made the frame twice for current yard but suffered a heavy defeat last time; far from solid and faces a difficult task at the weights to boot.

25/1

10th

15

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Noble Annys

10st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Wilf Storey

Ex-Irish maiden who has made the frame a couple of times for new yard, fourth at Musselburgh latest; not sure to back up that effort, having been inconsistent hitherto.

20/1

Form: 76-3

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some promise in three bumpers in Ireland, most recently when a 21l third behind a 1-4 shot at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) in July; should have a future over jumps and needs watching in market on his hurdling/stable debut.

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7th

5

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Kilta

11st 11lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Won comfortably on handicap debut at Southwell (2m, soft) last month and ran big race in defeat at Haydock (2m3f, soft) 16 days layer, keeping on strongly for a close second (front pair pulled well clear); moves up further in trip here and could still have a lot more to offer.

6/1

2nd

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Kilta

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Promise in bumpers and initial hurdles and won very comfortably on his switch to handicaps at Southwell (2m, soft) when barely coming off the bridle; up 8lb but could still be on a handy mark.

11/8

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unseated (badly hampered) in April in his first point but won the second one in good style the following month before being sold for £15,000; out of a well-related 2m4f hurdle winner and needs a close look on his rules debut; yard also runs Emotional Roller.

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2

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Hawkseye View

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Sue Smith

Just a respectable fourth on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) in February and took backward step when tailed off at Wetherby a fortnight ago; others have much less to prove.

20/1

10th

12

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Hawkseye View

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Point winner who was placed in two novice hurdles at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft/heavy) this winter but he was well beaten at Doncaster (2m3f, good) next time and failed to threaten on last month's handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft); needs to raise his game.

33/1

4th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:54 Sedgefield

Hawkseye View

11st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to a smart chaser but he was 0-6 in Irish points; hurdling debut after 152 days off and is probably best watched.

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0

12

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Emotional Roller

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Sue Smith

Had shown little until a better effort at Wetherby latest (2m3f, soft) when under 6l third; the longer trip is probably a positive; each-way player.

9/1

3rd

12

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

13:00 Wetherby

Emotional Roller

10st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Sue Smith

0-6 in points and well beaten on his three rules runs, but he makes his handicap debut off a lowly mark and the form of the stable is a positive; market check advised.

25/1

4

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

Emotional Roller

11st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Second of three in an Irish maiden point in March but 0-6 in that discipline and he's struggled this autumn on his first two rules starts.

100/1

Form: 1480- D

Last run: 165 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism in a Sedgefield bumper (2m1f, soft) on his rules debut last December but he failed to go on from that in three subsequent runs; bit to prove on his return but he's a half-brother to a useful hurdler and needs checking in the market on his switch to this sphere.

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13th

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:35 Wetherby

Judicial Review

11st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost ground before 5th

25/1

5th

6

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

12:15 Sedgefield

Judicial Review

11st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Won a soft-ground bumper here about 12 months ago and ran well to be fourth at Carlisle next time; dropped out very tamely when 12-1 for hurdling debut at Hexham and needed to show more.

16/1

7th

4

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:25 Hexham

Judicial Review

11st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Justified favouritism in a Sedgefield bumper (2m1f, soft) on his rules debut last December but he failed to go on from that in three subsequent runs; bit to prove on his return but he's a half-brother to a useful hurdler and needs checking in the market on his switch to this sphere.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held in his three completed starts in Irish points this spring before being sold for £10,000 in May; brother to smart hurdler/chaser Hang In There but he needs major improvement on this switch to rules.

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3rd

8

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Empty Nest

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Not far away in his first two runs over fences at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) but his soft-ground form is less convincing, which might explain his below par effort there last time; needs conditions to dry out.

7/1

3rd

9

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

15:00 Catterick

Empty Nest

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Improvement when fourth on chase/handicap debut over C&D (good to soft) in November and took another step forward when staying on for close third over C&D (good to soft) last time; every chance this unexposed 6yo will continue to progress and he could play a leading role in a first-time tongue-tie.

5/1

Form: /6745-

Last run: 347 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Big prices and beaten 27l or more in his six runs, including four over hurdles last year; returns from long absence and can only be watched.

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10th

8

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:54 Kelso

Mrindependant

11st 4lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

in rear

50/1

0

6

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:25 Hexham

Mrindependant

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Big prices and beaten 27l or more in his six runs, including four over hurdles last year; returns from long absence and can only be watched.

50/1

5th

4

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Ayr

Mrindependant

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

prominent in chasing group, blundered 4th, ridden after 4 out, weakened 3 out

100/1

Form: 43-7

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in three bumpers but he couldn't pose a threat in that sphere; half-brother to two hurdle winners but he needs improvement on this switch to jumps.

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3rd

5

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:05 Hexham

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

0-7 over hurdles; seemed to respond well to first-time blinkers when second to progressive rival on handicap debut at Catterick (1m7f, soft) last month but wasn't quite in same form on either subsequent outing; needs today's headgear switch to give him a lift; 2lb out of the weights.

13/2

4th

5

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

15:50 Newcastle

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

10st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

led, not fluent 3rd, hit 5th, slow jump and headed 6th, outpaced and lost position 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out

15/2

6th

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

11st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

didn't always jump with fluency, led, reminder after 3rd

13/2

Form: 735-

Last run: 165 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising third in a Newcastle bumper (2m1f, heavy) in March but he was never involved on his hurdling debut over C&D (well-held fifth) the following month; in good hands and still early days but much improvement needed; stablemate of Whistle Stop Tour.

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6th

12

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Greenhill Gardens

11st 1lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

in rear

12/1

6th

9

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:22 Newcastle

Greenhill Gardens

10st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Placed in a bumper; modest efforts at about 2m over hurdles and hung left over C&D (heavy) when fourth on his handicap debut; shaped better in a void race back here latest; no surprise if he takes a step up on that.

8/1

9

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:20 Newcastle

Greenhill Gardens

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, headway 3 out, went second and 2 lengths down 2 out, race voided, led 3 out

11/2

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Non-runners

Poetry Man, Stylish Recruit, Celebrating Katie

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Payout
Exacta £46.00
Straight Forecast £40.00
Trifecta £500.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Whistle Stop Tour

RP RATINGS:

Jeepydoff Meel

The Guardian:

Greenhill Gardens

The Times:

Whistle Stop Tour

Telegraph:

Whistle Stop Tour

Daily Mail:

Whistle Stop Tour

D Express:

Whistle Stop Tour

Daily Mirror:

Whistle Stop Tour

The Star:

Whistle Stop Tour

Daily Record:

Whistle Stop Tour

TOPSPEED:

Jeepydoff Meel

POSTDATA:

Jeepydoff Meel

The Sun:

Jeepydoff Meel