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13:45 Uttoxeter

Soft

Grace & Dotty Country Clothing Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Grace & Dotty Country Clothing Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 41- D

Last run: 229 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran in two bumpers at Market Rasen last winter, winning by nearly 10l on second occasion (good ground); well bred and should have a bright future for his leading yard.

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11th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Asta La Pasta

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Bumper winner who is now 3-5 over hurdles after defying a double penalty in workmanlike fashion at Wetherby (2m, soft; placed on heavy); the form of that race has been let down and he was only third in his previous handicap when 9lb lower; needs his best yet and by some margin.

7/1

1st

1

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Wetherby

Asta La Pasta

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Bumper winner who made it 2-4 over hurdles when easily winning a novice at Market Rasen on Boxing Day (2m, good to soft; also effective on heavy); now carries double penalty but holds leading claims nevertheless.

13/8

11

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Asta La Pasta

10st 4lb

T: Dan Skelton

11/2

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 9-

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Odds-on winner of an Irish point (yielding to soft) last November on debut and was sold for £380,000; tailing off in bumper at Kempton (good) in February was a poor start in Britain but he now has his tongue tied and these are very early days.

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2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

Brook Bay

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Placed twice over hurdles in the autumn (2m/2m3f) and wasn't beaten far when eighth of 17 on subsequent handicap debut at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft); not seen since running as though something was a amiss in December but will be on the premises if all is well here.

11/2

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9

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Brook Bay

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Bought for £380,000 after winning an Irish point last November; placed in first two hurdle runs (2m/2m3f) this autumn but he didn't find a great deal after travelling smoothly on his handicap debut at Cheltenham (eighth of 17); last month; still early days and this is a drop back in grade but he needs more improvement; stablemate of Rocco Royale.

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Seven runs for William Knight, fair form when placed last summer in handicaps at 1m3f and 1m2f; sold for 40,000gns before not disgraced on stable debut in February; transfers to hurdling and the market may guide.

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0

9

4th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

14:40 Ascot

Royal Thunder

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Showed ability at up to 1m4f on the Flat without being any great shakes; then bought for 40,000gns; ran a nice first race over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) but was behind Brook Bay and there are others to worry about here.

20/1

Form: 4-

Last run: 455 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; dam French Listed-placed 2m1f hurdle/chase winner, half-sister to 2m4f Grade 3 hurdle winner Mister Gyor out of maiden half-sister to French 2m7f Listed chase winner Geelong; 9-1, 17l fourth of seven from off the pace in a claiming hurdle at Dax (2m1f, good) in July 2022; not seen since but worth a market check.

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2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:30 Plumpton

Nordic Tiger

11st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

in touch with leaders, went second 5th, pushed along and outpaced when not fluent 2 out, ridden and no impression run-in, no match for winner

7/4

1st

5

8th Feb 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:40 Huntingdon

Nordic Tiger

11st 9lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

made virtually all, briefly headed 5th, faced challenges but going okay before 2 out, mistake when jumped slightly right last, soon joined, rallied when ridden run-in, kept on well

13/8

1st

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Nordic Tiger

12st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

Went down by under 2l on his switch to handicaps at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) before producing a rather flat finish at Taunton (2m3f); this trip shouldn't be a problem on breeding and remains of interest.

11/4

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13/2

Form: 44- BF

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Favourite for two bumpers at Market Rasen (good/good to soft) last season but 12l behind Asta La Pasta on first occasion and below that form on second; has useful pedigree and it will be interesting to see if his backers return.

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1st

1

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

13:00 Chepstow

Borodale

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts but lacked the pace to land a telling blow when seventh in steadily run Market Rasen handicap (2m2f, good to soft) last month and needs this stiffer stamina test to show him in a better light.

6/1

7th

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

15:32 Market Rasen

Borodale

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Fifth on both completed hurdle starts and he's not obviously well treated for his handicap debut, but there's potential in his pedigree and his trainer is in fine form; no surprise to see an improved showing; watch market.

7/1

Form: 232-

Last run: 164 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Two seconds (Plumpton and Warwick) and a third in between (too free at Chepstow) in his three starts last season and that's the best bumper form in this line-up; non-runner at Fontwell on Friday; big player.

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1st

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

13:55 Plumpton

King William Rufus

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

jumped well, made all, pushed along home turn, ridden and kept on well run-in, won going away

100/30

6th

2

8th Feb 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:40 Huntingdon

King William Rufus

11st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Ran respectably at Newbury (behind notable rival) and Ascot (handicap debut) the last twice; still well treated on bumper form, which has plenty of substance; one to consider.

12/1

Form: 45-

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fourth at Exeter (good) and fifth at Wetherby (soft) in his two bumpers early this year; others have better form, including stablemate Asta La Pasta.

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8

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Mr Hope Street

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Represents a top stable but was always behind when 22-1 for handicap debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) in February and needs today's longer trip to show him in a much better light.

14/1

8th

9

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Mr Hope Street

10st 13lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Handicap debutant from a leading stable and it was always going to be tough in his latest novice won by the high-class Gidleigh Park; market informative.

11/2

10/1

Form: 62-

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Prominent in the market and showed significant ability in bumpers at Punchestown (good) last October and Kilbeggan (good to yielding; 14l second) in April; left Gordon Elliott for £30,000 in May.

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5th

1

4th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:45 Southwell

Brandt

12st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

Makes handicap debut after 134-day absence but displayed improvement when fourth in Warwick novice (2m, soft) in November and has plenty of scope for further progress over this longer trip.

100/30

Form: 7-

Last run: 168 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

14-1 and hooded when beaten 39l in maiden hurdle at Stratford (2m, good to soft) in April, racing freely early on and badly hampered two out; capable of better but others have more solid claims.

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1st

10

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:55 Stratford

Telefenney

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts but was beaten about 25l when fourth of nine on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in February and her tendency to race too freely remains a concern; 1lb wrong here.

25/1

4th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Telefenney

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, held up in rear

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

20,000euros foal, 47,000euros 3yo; third foal; dam point/2m-2m5f hurdle/chase winner, out of maiden half-sister to leading French jumper Mid Dancer (2m-3m5f hurdle/chase winner including triple Grand Steeplechase de Paris); won at the third attempt in Irish maiden points this February/March, before sold for £30,000; well related and market may guide.

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0

1

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:20 Warwick

Blagthebookies

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Joined Christian Williams after Irish point win in March; a well-beaten outsider in three 2m hurdles last month; will probably be of much greater interest once the handicapper has seen fit to give him a mark.

66/1

0

1

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Blagthebookies

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Joined Christian Williams after Irish point win in March; a well-beaten outsider in two 2m hurdles this month and will probably be of much greater interest when upped in trip and switched to handicaps.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £190.00
Straight Forecast £201.80
Trifecta £2329.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Asta La Pasta

POSTDATA:

King William Rufus

LAMBOURN:

Nordic Tiger

D Express:

Borodale

WEST COUNTRY:

Brook Bay

The Times:

King William Rufus

Telegraph:

Asta La Pasta

Daily Mirror:

Asta La Pasta

The Sun:

Asta La Pasta

The Star:

Asta La Pasta

Daily Record:

Asta La Pasta