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15:05 Worcester

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Richard Newland Racing Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Richard Newland Racing Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.50
  • Place: £2.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

30,000euros foal, 100,000euros 3yo; eighth foal; brother to useful bumper/2m hurdle winner Pembroke, half-brother to five winners including Miss Night Owl (bumper/2m hurdle), Fighting Fit (useful 2m-2m2f hurdle/chase) and Molly Carew (2m-2m5f hurdle/chase); dam maiden chaser; newcomer to note.

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

11th

16

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

17:35 Aintree

Wellington Arch

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Twice beaten under a penalty since his debut win at Worcester in October and it's unlikely that Jonjo O'Neill Jr had to think twice before preferring stablemate Mister Meggit.

40/1

4th

4

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

16:20 Sandown

Wellington Arch

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, ridden and outpaced from 2f out, lost third final strides

5/1

3rd

1

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

15:50 Ascot

Wellington Arch

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, headway over 2f out, went third over 1f out, kept on but not pace to challenge

3/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

38,000euros yearling; second foal; half-brother to French 2m1f hurdle/2m2f chase winner Raffles Capital; dam placed in French 2m1f hurdle, half-sister to multiple Stayers' Hurdle winner Big Buck's; favourite for a British point in March and won it easily by 8l; first bumper runner of the season for his top yard.

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

1st

7

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:40 Southwell

Rickety Bridge

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

British maiden point winner (3m, soft) who also showed promise in the autumn on his first two bumper starts (2m, good to soft/soft); below par in Wincanton bumper (1m7f, good to soft) in January but retains potential, especially now up in trip on hurdle debut (from family of Big Buck's).

7/4

5th

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Rickety Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

led, pushed along 3f out, headed 2f out, soon outpaced and lost position, hung right and weakened quickly over 1f out

6/5

9/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

25,000euros yearling, 35,000euros 3yo; third foal; dam French 1m3f/1m4f Flat and 1m7f hurdle/2m1f chase winner; ran in Irish points in the spring, winning on third occasion and sold for £70,000 in May; needs a close look.

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

1st

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

16:10 Catterick

Wendigo

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Had Magical Hill back in third when winning his Irish maiden point (good to yielding) and then sold on for £70,000; finished third at Worcester (behind respected opposition) before beating three rivals in a slowly run race at Hexham (heavy); going the right way.

9/4

Form: 7-

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sister Spice Girl won three bumpers for Martin Keighley after a never-dangerous debut; this one also failed to figure when he made his debut at Exeter (good; 16-1) in April but he showed some promise.

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

3rd

9

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:25 Hereford

Spice Boy

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Unable to land a significant blow in soft-ground Ascot bumper last month but stayed on for very respectable fourth at Worcester (good to soft) two starts ago and should have a future over jumps.

25/1

9th

10

4th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

16:15 Ascot

Spice Boy

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

towards rear throughout

16/1

4th

8

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:05 Worcester

Spice Boy

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Sister Spice Girl won three bumpers for Martin Keighley after a never-dangerous debut; this one also failed to figure when he made his debut at Exeter (good; 16-1) in April but he showed some promise.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

8,000euros yearling, 3,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam pulled up in three points, closely related to useful 2m-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Mad Brian and bumper winner Myblueeyedgirl; off the mark at the fifth attempt (after three non-completions) in British points last season, before sold for £22,000 in May; his stable is one to note and also runs Wet The Shamrock.

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

5th

6

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:05 Worcester

Nowmelad

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

8,000euros yearling, 3,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam pulled up in three points, closely related to useful 2m-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Mad Brian and bumper winner Myblueeyedgirl; off the mark at the fifth attempt (after three non-completions) in British points last season, before sold for £22,000 in May; his stable is one to note and also runs Wet The Shamrock.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

4th foal; half-brother to 2m-2m4f hurdle winner Broomfields Jeremy; dam bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, half-sister to 2m4f hurdle winner What A Riddle out of 2m hurdle-winning half-sister to smart staying hurdler What A Question; second in an Irish point in April and bought for £24,000 in May; stable (runs two) has a good strike-rate with its few runners in bumpers.

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

6th

2

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:05 Worcester

Wet The Shamrock

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

4th foal; half-brother to 2m-2m4f hurdle winner Broomfields Jeremy; dam bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, half-sister to 2m4f hurdle winner What A Riddle out of 2m hurdle-winning half-sister to smart staying hurdler What A Question; second in an Irish point in April and bought for £24,000 in May; stable (runs two) has a good strike-rate with its few runners in bumpers.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sixth foal; closely related to 2m4f/2m7f hurdle winner If Karl's Berg Did, half-brother to 2m4f hurdle winner Merry Berry; dam bumper and 2m1f hurdle/chase winner, half-sister to seven Flat/jumps winners; from a top yard and needs a close look.

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

5

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:05 Huntingdon

Huckleberry Sting

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Hasn't offered much in a bumper or two novice hurdles; stablemate of Rock House.

40/1

12th

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Huckleberry Sting

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

In top hands but hasn't offered a great deal in either run, latterly sent off at 80-1 in a Kempton novice.

100/1

9th

8

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Kempton

Huckleberry Sting

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

With a top stable but made low-key bumper debut when seventh of ten at Worcester (good to soft; raced freely) last month; needs to take a huge step forward here.

12/1

Form: 76-

Last run: 250 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to the owner's Arkle Trophy winner Western Warhorse; hooded and made a quiet start in bumpers (good to soft) at Market Rasen and Wetherby last winter, getting the message late in the day last time but he will probably prove vulnerable today to one of the bumper newcomers.

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

3rd

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

14:40 Fakenham

West Warhorse

11st 9lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: B F Brookhouse

Showed significant improvement when leading for much of the way to win readily in a C&D maiden hurdle (soft) last December; hung badly right and was pulled up at Plumpton since; bit to prove after that, especially going left-handed again but he may be able to bounce back.

9/4

0

3

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:45 Plumpton

West Warhorse

11st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: B F Brookhouse

took keen hold, jumped right throughout, led, hung badly right and headed on turn before 6th, soon pulled up

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

42,000euros 3yo; eighth foal; closely related to winners Romella (2m hurdle) and Milans Edge (bumper), half-brother to bumper winner Bombay Sapphire; dam unraced half-sister to useful 2m-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Alright Now M'Lad; worth a market check on debut.

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

9th

15

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

13:30 Doncaster

The Dark Edge

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

About 11l seventh of 13 to Gentleman's Relish in Newbury bumper (good to soft) in November but beaten about 50l at Wincanton and Hereford in his two runs (about 2m4f) over hurdles.

66/1

6th

10

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:07 Hereford

The Dark Edge

11st 4lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Didn't run too badly in a useful Newbury bumper but was beaten a long way on his switch to hurdling at Wincanton (2m4f, soft; 28-1).

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£10,000 3yo; sixth foal; half-brother to French winners Wild Fly (1m3f/1m5f) and Warsime (8.5f); dam French 9.5f-11.5f winner; market may guide on debut.

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

7th

8

14th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

12:10 Lingfield

Wonder King

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Noel Williams

33-1 for debut at Worcester last month when finding it hard work from some way out and finishing last of ten.

100/1

10th

3

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:05 Worcester

Wonder King

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Noel Williams

£10,000 3yo; sixth foal; half-brother to French winners Wild Fly (1m3f/1m5f) and Warsime (8.5f); dam French 9.5f-11.5f winner; market may guide on debut.

10/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £394.00
Straight Forecast £295.00
Trifecta £1601.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rickety Bridge

TOPSPEED:

West Warhorse

LAMBOURN:

Wendigo

The Guardian:

Huckleberry Sting

WEST COUNTRY:

Rickety Bridge

The Times:

Rickety Bridge

D Express:

Rickety Bridge

Daily Mirror:

Rickety Bridge

The Sun:

Rickety Bridge

The Star:

Rickety Bridge

Daily Record:

Rickety Bridge

Telegraph:

Wendigo

POSTDATA:

West Warhorse

Daily Mail:

West Warhorse