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15:10 Stratford

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Newport Recycling Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4629.1
  • 2m 0f 70y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Newport Recycling Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: U4356-

Last run: 345 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Not seen since disappointing handicap debut for Gordon Elliott just under a year ago but was placed in 16-runner juvenile hurdle at Gowran Park (2m, good to yielding) four weeks earlier and it will be interesting to see what Nigel Twiston-Davies can do with him.

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2nd

1

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:05 Market Rasen

Shetland Tony

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won a Stratford novice by 18l in October (2m, good); not disgraced in two handicaps since; down in grade; chance.

7/4

5th

4

25th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:13 Huntingdon

Shetland Tony

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ex-Irish 4yo who won Stratford maiden (2m, good) by 18l on last month's stable debut; safely held in competitive Cheltenham handicap 18 days later but has sights lowered here and remains of interest.

10/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 130- D

Last run: 177 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Easily won Fakenham bumper for Roger Varian last November and was very creditable third in Listed Newbury bumper (good) on stable debut in February, despite again racing too freely; well beaten in Grade 2 bumper at Aintree festival in April but remains a good hurdling prospect.

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0

5

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:48 Uttoxeter

Shinji

11st 9lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, mistake 6th, going okay and challenging when ran out 3 out

9/2

6th

8

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

12:05 Cheltenham

Shinji

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

His best form from three bumpers was a Listed third at Newbury (good); no match for the winner on hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, good) in October; perhaps failed to stay 2m4f when a well-beaten front-running favourite at Fakenham (good to soft) last month but needs major overall improvement.

28/1

5th

6

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

14:05 Fakenham

Shinji

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Martin Keighley

led, jumped right 1st, not fluent 4th, headed last (usual 2 out), weakened quickly run-in

2/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful Flat-racer over middle-distance trips for Andrew Balding, albeit with only one win from ten starts; changed hands for 40,000gns in October 2022; makes stable/hurdle debut after 389-day absence but ought to be very competitive at this level if all goes to plan.

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3rd

5

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:50 Stratford

Schmilsson

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Progressive novice; off the mark at Sedgefield last month (2m1f, soft) and decent effort when second in novice at Ludlow last time (2m, soft); conditions suit; chance on handicap debut.

3/1

2nd

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:50 Ludlow

Schmilsson

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Flat winner for Andrew Balding and quite useful in that scene; has made a solid start over hurdles and readily justified favouritism on soft ground at Sedgefield; looks to have more on his plate here with a penalty, but unlikely to go down without a fight.

100/30

1st

9

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Schmilsson

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

made all, soon clear

7/4

Form: 23445

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed a degree of ability in run-of-the-mill bumpers this season but has made an underwhelming start to his hurdling career and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for low-grade handicaps; hood refitted; tongue-tie on for first time.

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4th

7

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Footloose Man

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Six-race maiden but he showed some promise in bumpers and his best effort from three hurdle runs was a rallying fourth in a novice here (2m, good) last month; beaten 32l then but possible improver now handicapping.

16/1

4th

6

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:10 Stratford

Footloose Man

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Showed a degree of ability in run-of-the-mill bumpers this season but has made an underwhelming start to his hurdling career and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for low-grade handicaps; hood refitted; tongue-tie on for first time.

66/1

Form: 425-29

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Useful on the Flat but 0-5 over hurdles; kept on for second in run-of-the-mill Worcester maiden (2m, good) in June but was well beaten in a handicap there in August; others have more persuasive profiles.

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8th

12

(2)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Kenzai Warrior

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Roger Teal

Useful on his day but has a disappointing strike-rate and is far from solid judged on 2023 form (Flat/hurdles); others preferred.

20/1

Form: 60-3

Last run: 148 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some fair form on the Flat in 2021 and seemed to be improving with experience over hurdles in this spring; attracted the stewards' attention when keeping on for never-dangerous third at Ludlow (2m, good) in May; open to further progress here.

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5th

8

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Captain Attridge

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Henry Oliver

Some fair form on Flat in 2021; missed last year and has not made an impact in his four hurdle runs since April but he attracted the attention of the stewards with his third over C&D (good) on penultimate run; never got involved at Stratford on his return last month but he looks a possible improver on this handicap hurdle debut and is one to keep an eye on.

12/1

6th

1

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:10 Stratford

Captain Attridge

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Henry Oliver

Showed some fair form on the Flat in 2021 and seemed to be improving with experience over hurdles in this spring; attracted the stewards' attention when keeping on for never-dangerous third at Ludlow (2m, good) in May; open to further progress here.

16/1

3

27th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

17:55 Ffos Las

Captain Attridge

11st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Form: 97-

Last run: 182 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in both bumpers last season and can only be watched on today's hurdling debut.

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4th

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Mountain Bay

11st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in rear, outpaced 5th

25/1

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Mountain Bay

11st 11lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

in rear, reminder after 7th, weakened and pulled up before 10th

20/1

6th

4

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Mountain Bay

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Down the field at big prices in two bumpers and same story in three hurdle runs since October; needs a transformation at this new trip.

50/1

Form: 3-59

Last run: 7 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 soundly beaten in two Newton Abbot novice hurdles (2m5f/2m1f) since switching to current stable.

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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

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Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fairly useful Flat-racer at up to 1m, with 5-42 strike-rate; not firing on all cylinders this year and his stamina for hurdling is not assured but he has joined a good stable for his jumping career.

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3rd

3

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Global Esteem

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Five-time Flat winner at 7f/1m; outran his 100-1 odds at Kempton (2m, good; finished fourth) this month on second attempt over hurdles; could go well again, provided the surface doesn't turn testing.

7/1

4th

6

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Kempton

Global Esteem

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fairly useful Flat-racer at up to 1m with 5-42 strike-rate, but struggled to get seriously competitive on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Stratford (2m, good); has a lot on his plate here.

25/1

9th

3

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:10 Stratford

Global Esteem

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fairly useful Flat-racer at up to 1m, with 5-42 strike-rate; not firing on all cylinders this year and his stamina for hurdling is not assured but he has joined a good stable for his jumping career.

14/1

Form: 57

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on bumper debut in July but was tailed off after racing too freely on hurdling debut a Fontwell (2m1f) in August.

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10th

7

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:10 Stratford

Jormungandr

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Not disgraced on bumper debut in July but was tailed off after racing too freely on hurdling debut a Fontwell (2m1f) in August.

66/1

7th

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

Jormungandr

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Half-brother Gerolamo Cardano is a 2m-2m4f hurdles winner for the same connections (better at shorter trips), offering hope the form of last month's bumper debut fifth (RPR 78) can be stepped up on.

14/1

5th

7

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Jormungandr

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

prominent, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on

16/1

Form: 360-58 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

0-9 over hurdles in Ireland for Henry de Bromhead but showed some fair form, with best recent effort his fifth of 14 in Killarney handicap (2m1f, good) in July; big player if performing to similar level on stable debut.

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7th

3

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Dixie Flyer

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

0-10 over hurdles in Ireland for Henry de Bromhead and has not shown a great deal on his three starts for Sean Curran; of interest only if attracting good market support.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £217.00
Straight Forecast £183.40
Trifecta £787.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Shinji

SPOTLIGHT:

Dixie Flyer

The Guardian:

Shetland Tony

The Times:

Schmilsson

Daily Mirror:

Global Esteem

The Sun:

Kenzai Warrior

Telegraph:

Shinji

D Express:

Shinji

Daily Record:

Shinji

The Star:

Shetland Tony

Daily Mail:

Schmilsson

RP RATINGS:

Dixie Flyer

TOPSPEED:

Dixie Flyer

POSTDATA:

Dixie Flyer