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17:00 Newton Abbot

Soft

William Hill Betting TV Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2904.92
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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William Hill Betting TV Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Walk In The Park half-brother to winners Mack The Man (2m hurdle) and Here Comes The Man (2m7f chase); dam unraced sister to useful bumper and 2m4f hurdle/chase winner Mick The Man; changed hands for £225,000 after winning an Irish point (yielding/soft) in February; stable operates at around 25% in bumpers; has an appealing profile.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

14

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Walks Like The Man

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Charlton

Well behind Fire Flyer in one of his bumpers; had three hurdle runs, with his narrow success over 2m4f at Plumpton (soft) something of a standout; would be a surprise winner.

40/1

4th

1

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:12 Fontwell

Walks Like The Man

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Charlton

prominent, switched right after 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened

13/8

1st

8

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:45 Plumpton

Walks Like The Man

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Charlton

raced in second, led on turn before 6th, faced challenge before 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, soon rallied, led again inside final 110yds, gamely

4/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother by Black Sam Bellamy to 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner Midnight Glance; dam bumper and 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase winner; yard just 1-31 in bumpers in the last five seasons.

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2nd

3

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:50 Exeter

Pirates Tale

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

raced in third, not fluent 5 out, mistake 4 out, challenging from 3 out, jumped left last, no extra towards finish

9/4

4th

8

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 2

14:35 Exeter

Pirates Tale

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

His dam was useful and he was second on debut in bumper at Newton Abbot (2m1f, heavy) in October; well beaten here (2m, good to soft) next time and, while he retains potential, he now goes hurdling in a warm race and others are more compelling.

66/1

8th

10

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:00 Exeter

Pirates Tale

11st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

His dam was useful and he fared best of the debutants when a clear second to a £225,000 point winner at Newton Abbot (2m1f, heavy) last month; sets the form standard and he's open to improvement; respected.

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

By Milan out of the 1m2f Flat and smart 1m7f-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Tarla; clear of the third when second in an Irish point (soft/heavy) last spring; stable does well (22% in last five seasons) in this sphere.

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6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Tough Approach

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Early promise in Irish point and bumper; low-key start to hurdle career but he fared better when runner-up to a hotpot at Kempton (2m5f, soft) recently and should do better again on switch to this level over new trip.

9/1

2nd

13

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Kempton

Tough Approach

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Runner-up on Irish point debut last spring and made quite promising start to rules career when keeping-on third in Newton Abbot bumper (heavy) in October but dropped out of contention very quickly on first two hurdling starts and can only be watched here.

33/1

0

14

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:25 Newbury

Tough Approach

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Placed in Irish point and Newton Abbot bumper; form dipped sharply at Uttoxeter (2m4f) on the switch to hurdles but subsequent wind surgery, allied with tongue-tie, may have positive effect; still unexposed.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost 42,000euros as a store and was 1-1 in Irish points; new stable has had a bumper winner from only four goes; this son of Youmzain, out of an unraced half-sister to the smart 2m-2m4f jumps winner Gala Ball, makes a fair bit of appeal on paper.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

17:00 Hereford

El Granjero

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Has gained momentum over hurdles and ran out the comfortable winner of a 2m3f maiden here (soft) two weeks ago when odds-on; doesn't look unrealistically treated at all for his handicap debut.

11/10

1st

2

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

El Granjero

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Point winner (3m, yielding) who was an encouraging fourth in his sole bumper (2m1f, heavy) before finishing runner-up on all three hurdle starts (2m3f/2m5f, good to soft), beaten just a neck most recently; leading claims.

10/11

2nd

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

El Granjero

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Irish point winner who was placed on first two hurdling starts, more recently when clear second to useful rival at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) in January; features prominently in calculations here.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Represents a top trainer/owner combination and is a half-brother to six winners in France; commands major respect on debut and market support would be significant.

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5th

6

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Hikari Pompadour Aa

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders on inner

2/1

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Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Buck's Boom half-brother to 3m chase winner Hermann Clermont; dam maiden half-sister to 2m3f/2m4f chase winner Verco De Clermont, from family of Master Minded; cost 70,000euros as a 3yo; yard just 8% in bumpers.

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3rd

3

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Ambion View

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Has displayed some ability on both starts, when sixth at Newton Abbot (2m1f, heavy) then soundly beaten third at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft), but improvement is needed today with the top two being useful prospects.

16/1

3rd

1

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:45 Wincanton

Ambion View

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Joe Tizzard

12-1, only sixth of nine in an ordinary time on his heavy-ground debut at Newton Abbot; entitled to show more.

20/1

6th

3

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Ambion View

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

towards rear of midfield

10/1

Form: 55

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has shown ability in two good-ground bumpers, better effort when fifth on debut over C&D, but faces several interesting rules newcomers from leading yards.

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4th

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Basman Palace

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Carroll Gray

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts and last month's fourth in Wincanton maiden (1m7f, soft) was quite promising; almost certainly needs a bigger performance on today's handicap debut, though.

16/1

7

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:35 Wincanton

Basman Palace

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Carroll Gray

Some sign of progress when beaten 25l by Don't Tell Su's talented stablemate Fire Flyer in a C&D novice two months ago; what he actually achieved is debatable and is probably one for handicaps.

33/1

3rd

7

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:15 Wincanton

Basman Palace

10st 13lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Carroll Gray

Has yet to get remotely competitive and can't be fancied to beat the best of these.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off when unseating rider in Irish point in May; yard has a perfectly respectable record in bumpers but other runners still appeal more.

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9th

14

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Fox Wallace

10st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

Tailed off at big odds on all three rules starts.

200/1

10th

11

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Fox Wallace

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

Unseated in her sole point and she's finished tailed off in both hurdles runs (2m1f/2m) this autumn; no appeal.

100/1

10th

12

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 3

13:45 Exeter

Fox Wallace

10st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

Tailed off when unseating in a point and was beaten a long way on heavy ground at Newton Abbot (bumper).

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

By Blue Bresil out of a 2m1f/2m4f hurdle winner; worth a market check on rules/stable debut but finished a remote last of four in point bumper in the spring.

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10th

6

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Bruce Gobbler

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tailed off in all his hurdles but in good hands and there could be improvement lurking now raised in trip for handicap debut.

9/1

5th

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:15 Wincanton

Bruce Gobbler

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Has trailed in tailed off in three runs for this yard, the last two hurdles at Taunton; very opposable.

50/1

12th

2

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:55 Taunton

Bruce Gobbler

11st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Finished last of four in his sole point and tailed off in both starts for this yard, in a bumper and a 2m novice over C&D.

150/1

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Payout
Exacta £398.00
Straight Forecast £522.90
Trifecta £2886.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Walks Like The Man

WEST COUNTRY:

Ambion View

TOPSPEED:

Basman Palace

The Times:

El Granjero

Telegraph:

Hikari Pompadour Aa

Daily Mail:

Hikari Pompadour Aa

Daily Mirror:

Hikari Pompadour Aa

Daily Record:

Hikari Pompadour Aa

The Guardian:

Walks Like The Man

D Express:

Walks Like The Man

The Star:

Walks Like The Man