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Molson Coors Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Molson Coors Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 25-

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Close second in good-ground course bumper on debut last November but that form isn't anything out of the ordinary, and he returned with a lesser effort at Ffos Las in March; others have stronger claims.

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1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Big Fish

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

raced in second, lost position gradually 9th, going okay when broke down and pulled up quickly after 3 out

6/1

7th

1

27th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Big Fish

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Likely that he failed to give his true running when a remote fourth at Warwick (2m5f, soft) having previously looked good in winning on good ground at Exeter (2m2f); remains a horse of interest and his dam won over this far.

20/1

4th

1

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Warwick

Big Fish

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, went second 6th, lost second 4 out, not fluent and lost third 3 out, weakening when mistake last

7/2

9/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 2-2 BF

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on both hurdling starts in the spring (1m7f/2m1f, good to soft); probably needs to find something extra to land this prize but his pedigree suggests the extra distance will suit; each-way claims.

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2nd

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

King Of The Lake

11st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

led but pestered, raced in second before 4th, led before 3 out, headed just before 2 out, weakened inside final 110yds

3/1

2nd

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

King Of The Lake

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

midfield

7/4

2nd

5

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

14:45 Taunton

King Of The Lake

10st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

raced in fourth and detached, headway after 3 out, went third before 2 out, stayed on run-in, went second towards finish

11/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 210-

Last run: 192 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Clearcut winner of heavy-ground Stratford bumper in April; behind Go To War when 12th of 20 in Grade 2 Aintree bumper a fortnight later but ran better than bare form suggests, having made good headway to pose a threat in the straight; respected on today's hurdling debut.

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5th

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Westerninthepark

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Won his bumper on heavy before finishing midfield in Aintree's Grade 2 (behind Hasthing); they were modest hurdle races (Plumpton/Fakenham; 2m4f) in which he justified odds-on favouritism but he's a big horse with plenty more to offer.

12/1

1st

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

14:40 Fakenham

Westerninthepark

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Anthony Charlton

raced in second, joined leader after 7th, led and pushed along when not fluent 2 out, went clear on turn before last, comfortably

4/5

1st

6

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Westerninthepark

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Clearcut winner of Stratford bumper (heavy) last April and he had a tough task in Grade 2 at Aintree in final run last season; well-held third at Exeter (2m2f, good) on his hurdling debut but he ran well for a long way and that was a promising effort; this longer trip should be within range on pedigree and he's respected back from another break.

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: 323-

Last run: 342 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in both bumpers last year (one on good ground) and made good start to hurdling career when third of 17 at Warwick (2m, soft) last November; not seen again since but should have more to offer this season.

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7th

2

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

American Land

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed in two bumpers and a 2m soft-ground novice at Warwick in late 2022; had 11 months off after that and he moved well for a long way before getting tired at Exeter (2m2f, good) in October; since had wind surgery and now tries a tongue-tie; probably has to improve a bit.

11/2

4th

1

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

American Land

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed in both bumpers last year (one on good ground) and made good start to hurdling career when third of 17 at Warwick (2m, soft) last November; not seen again since but should have more to offer this season.

7/1

3rd

3

16th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Warwick

American Land

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed in bumpers at Down Royal (for Stuart Crawford) and Newton Abbot; no match for the winner last time but wasn't disgraced; open to progress now hurdling and again has place possibilities.

8/1

Form: 0/027-

Last run: 186 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Didn't achieve much when well-held second of four behind long-odds-on rival on hurdling debut in March and was safely held in poor maiden here (2m) the following month.

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10th

11

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Asian Spice

11st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Jimmy Frost

Struck form and won twice at Exeter (2m, good to soft) in November; returned from short break with two lesser efforts last month but heavy ground may not have suited last time and further progress remains possible.

8/1

4th

6

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:33 Exeter

Asian Spice

10st 6lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

2-2 in handicaps, both over C&D (good to soft) in November, and faced tough task in Wincanton novice three weeks ago after a break (well beaten); unraced on soft/heavy and 10lb higher than for last win, but that form looks particularly strong and her half-sister Singapore Saga won on soft ground.

9/4

8th

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Asian Spice

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

The winner of two 2m handicaps at Exeter (good to soft) in November; returning to novice company under a double penalty asks a big question of her.

20/1

Form: 2-6

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to stable's very useful hurdler Montbazon; gave short-odds favourite a race when clear second of five on bumper debut in March but didn't really build on that performance on second outing; improvement required on this hurdling debut.

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9th

6

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Broomhill Road

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Has not yet delivered on his bumper promise over hurdles, and was quickly left behind when the pace lifted in 2m3f Taunton novice last month; might be boosted by first-time visor on this handicap debut, though.

10/1

7th

4

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Broomhill Road

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Showed some ability in his two bumpers but remote at 20-1 in both his hurdle races.

33/1

3rd

6

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

11:57 Market Rasen

Broomhill Road

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Fair efforts in both bumpers (2m, good) and he could improve for last month's hurdle debut at Exeter (2m2f, good); however, he was well beaten last time and needs a sizeable step forward here.

12/1

Form: 595-P

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two maiden hurdles in the spring (1m7f/2m5f); stable has much more obvious chance with King Of The Lake; tongue-tie fitted.

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7th

12

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:37 Hereford

Starvidov

10st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Lightly raced; only 11-2 for his second run in a handicap at Exeter (2m2f, soft) but was beaten 22l in the end; stamina to prove over this far and he's 5lb out of the weights.

20/1

5th

14

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Starvidov

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Tongue tied on last two starts and cheekpieces were fitted for handicap debut on latest (possibly stretched by 2m4f, on soft) but he still has not made a significant impact; 3lb out of the handicap.

33/1

Form: 643-8

Last run: 155 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two bumpers last November (good to firm/soft) but was tailed off when switched to hurdling in May (2m4f, jumped right throughout); probably one for further down the line.

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12th

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Hobbs Joy

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Encouraging third of five in Catterick bumper (1m7f, soft) last November on second start but he's struggled on his three runs over hurdles.

66/1

9th

3

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:15 Taunton

Hobbs Joy

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

towards rear, some headway back straight

66/1

8th

5

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Hobbs Joy

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Made the frame in two bumpers last November (good to firm/soft) but was tailed off when switched to hurdling in May (2m4f, jumped right throughout); probably one for further down the line.

50/1

Form: 5-25

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Joined Christian Williams after close second in good-ground Kilbeggan bumper in June, form that has been very well advertised by the winner on the Flat since, but managed only fifth of seven in run-of-the-mill Worcester bumper for new stable in August; will need to up his game here.

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7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:33 Taunton

Captains Pick

11st 3lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Bettered inauspicious hurdling debut when fourth in Plumpton maiden (2m4f, good) ten days ago but needs to take another big step forward to pose a significant threat.

50/1

4th

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:10 Plumpton

Captains Pick

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Second in an Irish bumper but it's been ordinary stuff in Britain and went off at 125-1 before pulling up in a maiden at Exeter.

33/1

0

3

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Captains Pick

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Joined Christian Williams after close second in good-ground Kilbeggan bumper in June, form that has been very well advertised by the winner on the Flat since, but managed only fifth of seven in run-of-the-mill Worcester bumper for new stable in August; will need to up his game here.

25/1

Form: 18-

Last run: 192 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to useful hurdler Flight Deck; won good-ground Uttoxeter bumper in pretty good style on debut a year ago and didn't really enjoy the run of the race when very respectable eighth of 20 in Grade 2 Aintree bumper in April; looks a good prospect for novice hurdles.

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1st

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Go To War

11st 12lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Good-ground bumper winner who won comfortably over C&D (soft) in December on his third hurdle start; has had wind op since and now wears a tongue-tie; strong contender under a 7lb penalty.

11/10

1st

4

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Go To War

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Uttoxeter bumper winner before finishing eighth in the Grade 2 at Aintree; was about to mount his challenge when jinking and unseating three out on hurdling debut at Exeter but didn't do much wrong at Taunton, other than find two superior (finished clear of the remainder); the winner bolted up again last week; brings the best form credentials.

4/6

3rd

8

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Taunton

Go To War

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won a good-ground Uttoxeter bumper before finishing a respectable eighth in the Grade 2 at Aintree; well backed for hurdling debut at Exeter (2m2f, good) and was mounting a challenge when jinking and unseating three out; much respected.

2/1

Form: 67-

Last run: 480 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Struggled in two bumpers for Christian Williams last year; fared better in points in early part of this year, dead-heating in a maiden on latest outing in March, but has a lot more on his plate on today's hurdling debut.

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6

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Kempton

Scoresby

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Ben Clarke

Dead-heated in a maiden point in March but was pulled up at triple-digit odds when back under rules for last month's hurdling debut.

100/1

0

7

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Scoresby

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Struggled in two bumpers for Christian Williams last year; fared better in points in early part of this year, dead-heating in a maiden on latest outing in March, but has a lot more on his plate on today's hurdling debut.

33/1

7th

2

1st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:23 Newton Abbot

Scoresby

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

always towards rear, weakened back straight, tailed off

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Always towards rear when 100-1 for 1m2f AW novice on debut in December 2021; now with new stable for hurdling career; can only be watched.

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13

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Big Star

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Joe Tickle

Always towards rear when 100-1 for 1m2f AW novice on debut in December 2021; now with new stable for hurdling career; can only be watched.

100/1

9th

8

(1)

28th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Big Star

9st 0lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Second foal; dam placed in a point, half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Landenstown Lady out of French 2m1f chase winning half-sister to useful jumpers; on pedigree it looks as if others will have too much zip for her.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £726.00
Straight Forecast £652.30
Trifecta £2387.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Go To War

Daily Mail:

King Of The Lake

SPOTLIGHT:

Mikimoto

The Guardian:

Big Fish

D Express:

Westerninthepark

Daily Mirror:

King Of The Lake

The Sun:

King Of The Lake

Telegraph:

Mikimoto

Daily Record:

Mikimoto

POSTDATA:

Go To War

WEST COUNTRY:

Go To War

The Times:

Go To War

The Star:

Big Fish