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Exeter Season Opener Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Exeter Season Opener Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/6 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1713

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won the first of two bumpers and the first of two novice hurdles; both hurdling came with tongue tied at 2m on good to soft, with a Worcester win and creditable third at Uttoxeter; the hurdles form pick and should stay.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

17:41 Ludlow

Jeudidee

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

2-3 in novice hurdles, the latter win gained by 12l at Exeter (2m2f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; did that fairly easily and should be fine on the forecast slower ground here; commands respect.

5/2

1st

1

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Jeudidee

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

towards rear but in touch with leaders

5/6

3rd

2

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:35 Uttoxeter

Jeudidee

11st 5lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Bounced back quickly from disappointing bumper run to win on hurdle debut at Worcester (2m, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; that form isn't anything to get too excited about but he has obvious potential.

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 56 BF

Last run: 131 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair form on the Flat for the Charltons, winner twice over 1m4f at Epsom in 2021; sent hurdling with tongue tied by new yard this May/June, with a quite encouraging first attempt at Fontwell (2m5f, good) but disappointing favourite when dropped to 2m at Worcester the following month; had wind surgery soon afterwards; interesting to see if his backers return.

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Verdict Starting price

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:40 Taunton

Amalfi Bay

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

in touch with leaders, jumped right 2nd, pushed along briefly 5 out, mistake 4 out, mistake and struggling 3 out

15/8

2nd

2

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Amalfi Bay

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, jumped left last, alone last

4/1

Form: 126321 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Pretty busy in handicap chases this April-September, including with three wins (2m2f, 2m5f and 2m1f) on good ground; 2022 hurdles form was not of that order but excellent chance if the chase form were repeated.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

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12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Front-runner who won three good-ground chases in early part of this season (2m1f-2m5f); returned from break with 54l defeat on soft ground last month and conditions may not improve quickly enough for him today.

8/1

4th

1

18th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Post No Bills

12st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ryan Potter

Won three handicap chases from 2m1f to 2m5f on good ground last year, going up 14lb; returns after a break on a career-high mark on ground that is probably not ideal for him (runner-up when favourite the last time he ran on soft).

7/2

3rd

5

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Post No Bills

11st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Ryan Potter

led, not fluent 2nd, soon clear

3/1

Form: 4972

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Belied 100-1 odds when second of seven in maiden at Worcester (2m, good) on latest start but was no match for the easy winner and the form is probably not worth a great deal.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

9

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

12:55 Hereford

Go On Ya Goodthing

10st 8lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

100-1 second in Worcester maiden (2m, good) in September, his second run over hurdles, and last month's Exeter fourth (2m2f, good to firm) was also quite promising; upped in trip again for today's handicap debut; could have a say.

14/1

4th

7

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Go On Ya Goodthing

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

raced in second, chased clear leader after 2nd

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 845

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Low-level form in two hurdle races at Newton Abbot and one at Worcester.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

11

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Taunton

Bowmans Dream

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Carroll Gray

towards rear

40/1

5th

3

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Bowmans Dream

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Carroll Gray

in rear, not fluent 1st

50/1

5th

2

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Worcester

Bowmans Dream

11st 4lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

Tailed off in two Newton Abbot novices.

100/1

Form: 0P-B

Last run: 134 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brought down at the first in May when last seen but he'd earlier shown little at massive prices in his two hurdle runs in February/March.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Getaway Tothe Wood

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Sarah Robinson

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 5th

100/1

3

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Getaway Tothe Wood

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Robinson

8yo who has shown very little at massive prices in his two hurdle runs (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft) this year.

100/1

1

9th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

15:15 Wincanton

Getaway Tothe Wood

11st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Robinson

In rear throughout when 250-1 for last month's belated debut at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft).

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair 1m4f Flat winner in 2022 and ran well from the front over 1m5f in July on reappearance this year; two backward steps since are a worry but he'd be a player if best Flat form could be transferred to this sphere.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

6

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Ancient Capital

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 1st, jumped left 2nd, awkward jump 5th, jumped badly left 6th

20/1

5th

5

(2)

14th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 209y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Ancient Capital

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Robert Stephens

Won over C&D (good to firm) on last summer's stable debut and ran big race from the front when third on seasonal reappearance at Newbury (1m5f, good) in July; not seen to same effect on soft ground last month but still has fairly low mileage and could be dangerous if allowed to dominate.

5/1

6th

2

(5)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

20:42 Leicester

Ancient Capital

10st 1lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Robert Stephens

Has mixed record in his seven starts but he won a Ffos Las handicap (1m4f, good to firm) last July and was a creditable third at Newbury (1m5f, good) last month; that was a bold bid after a lengthy absence and he's respected on this drop back in trip/grade.

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £93.00
Straight Forecast £100.20
Trifecta £169.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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WEST COUNTRY:

Jeudidee

Daily Mail:

Amalfi Bay

The Times:

Jeudidee

Telegraph:

Jeudidee

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POSTDATA:

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Daily Record:

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