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14:10 Hereford

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Vickers.Bet EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 53y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Vickers.Bet EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £1.54
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 110- D

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper wins at Southwell and Warwick last winter before understandably finding Cheltenham too hot to handle in March; half-brother to a hurdle winner and can make his presence felt, at least, on debut.

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2

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Favour And Fortune

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Appears to handle any ground; comfortably held in last season's Champion Bumper here; very consistent otherwise, runner-up in Aintree Grade 1 and Exeter Listed event (notwithstanding a lack of fluency) over 2m the last twice, taking hurdles form figures to 1122; faces a stiffer assignment back at this meeting and has the added pressure of needing to jump more proficiently than last time.

25/1

2nd

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 1

15:05 Exeter

Favour And Fortune

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Impressed on first two hurdle starts before finishing clear second in Grade 1 Tolworth at Aintree (2m, soft) on Boxing Day; he's a highly likeable prospect and is firmly in calculations.

7/4

2nd

3

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

13:05 Aintree

Favour And Fortune

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

midfield on inner, towards rear after 5th

10/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 265-1 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Ability in bumpers and won in good style on this month's Warwick hurdling debut; faces a couple of tough rivals under her 7lb penalty but clearly progressive and comes to this in fine fettle.

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4th

2

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:35 Hereford

Flight Of Freedom

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

No match for easy winner when second here (2m, good) last month but won comfortably on hurdling debut at Warwick (2m, good) two weeks earlier; up in trip for first handicap and could still have a lot more to offer.

7/2

2nd

8

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Flight Of Freedom

10st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

held up in rear

2/1

1st

3

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

Flight Of Freedom

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Shaped with significant promise in all three bumpers, most recently when fifth of 15 in good-quality contest at Cheltenham (good) in April; holds each-way claims at least on this hurdling debut.

12/1

50/1

  • Place: £16.30

Form: 90-

Last run: 213 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not a great deal to show for two bumper efforts at the start of the year; best watched on hurdle debut; yard also runs Gower Prince

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3rd

4

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Tedley

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Soundly beaten in hot race at Sandown on last month's handicap debut but made all in Wincanton maiden (1m7f, soft) two starts ago and, now dropped in grade, still has potential.

11/2

12th

13

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Tedley

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has looked a slow-burner over hurdles but he's getting there and fended off his market rival with the pair dominating a weak maiden at Wincanton (1m7f, soft); has a future ahead of him and probably over this sort of trip, but others have more compelling credentials.

25/1

1st

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:05 Wincanton

Tedley

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Placed in three of his five runs over hurdles, notably when second on heavy going at Ffos Las over 2m and 2m4f; rather disappointing at Warwick in between but he has a huge shout if latest form is reproduced.

8/11

Form: 2-1122 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Two defeats in two days last month but didn't really have the rub of the green in either; had looked good when winning at Hexham and Market Rasen and, notwithstanding her 10lb penalty, could go very close.

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1st

8

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

All The Glory

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Burdened with a double penalty when behind Smiling Getaway and Lilting Verse last time at Ludlow on soft ground that probably wasn't ideal; had previously finished a clear second behind the well-touted Shanagh Bob at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) and, armed with plenty of experience, she could go well at a price.

33/1

5th

1

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

All The Glory

11st 12lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Looks exposed after ten hurdling starts but won twice at around 2m in early part of this season and gave very good account when clear second to recent Grade 2 winner Shanagh Bob at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) last month; likely to make her presence felt here.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4/00-

Last run: 381 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Three bumper runs; not beaten far when fourth of five on debut in April 2022 but twice tailed off after; has joined an in-form yard for hurdle debut (was with Matt Sheppard) but hard to fancy; hood fitted.

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6th

5

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Gower Prince

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ordinary bumper form and a similar story in his three novice hurdles (soft to good); handicaps could see him in a better light but it would boost interest in him if there was some market optimism.

8/1

4th

7

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

13:15 Sandown

Gower Prince

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ordinary bumper form; appeared to take a step forward when beaten 22l on hurdling debut at Hereford (good; first-time hood retained since) but he then trailed home tailed off at Aintree; others have shown more and it could be that he needs good ground.

33/1

Form: F37-

Last run: 198 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ability in first two bumper outings but tailed off in the third, in April; Adam Wedge takes over for hurdle debut and, while others have more obvious claims, this one is worth keeping an eye on.

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5th

9

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Three Cliffs Bay

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Evan Williams

Surprise winner of novice at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in November on his second start over hurdles, but hasn't built on that; needs a personal best, and by some margin, from 4lb out of the handicap.

20/1

4th

6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Three Cliffs Bay

11st 3lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Surprise winner at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in November on his second start over hurdles and was then third over 2m4f under same conditions; handicap debut at Taunton was a backward step but good ground might not be for him.

10/1

7th

4

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Three Cliffs Bay

11st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Kept on strongly from off the pace to cause 25-1 surprise at Ffos Las (2m) in November on his second start over hurdles; creditable third of five in another heavy-ground novice there (2m4f) one month later; needs better but back down in trip and may well have more to offer on handicap debut.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Debutant; bought for 80,000euros as a 3yo; half-brother to three winners, including smart bumper/hurdler/chaser Keeper Hill; interesting but rather offputting that he's already undergone wind surgery and sports a tongue-strap on debut; still worth a look in the betting.

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10th

5

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Kempton

Rock Of The Nation

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Half-brother to smart jumper Keeper Hill and useful hurdler Dargiannini (runs in 3.00) but well beaten when 25-1 for recent bumper debut at Hereford.

50/1

7th

5

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Rock Of The Nation

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Debutant; bought for 80,000euros as a 3yo; half-brother to three winners, including smart bumper/hurdler/chaser Keeper Hill; interesting but rather offputting that he's already undergone wind surgery and sports a tongue-strap on debut; still worth a look in the betting.

14/1

Form: 9-7

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Horse

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a bumper in January and on this month's hurdle debut (100-1).

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8th

6

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Specialagent McGee

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Tailed off in a bumper in January and on this month's hurdle debut (100-1).

100/1

7th

5

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Specialagent McGee

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

held up in rear, no impression from 3 out

40/1

4

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:55 Warwick

Specialagent McGee

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Nicky Martin

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Newcomer; second foal; dam an unraced half-sister to several winners, Flat and hurdles; will need to be useful to trouble some of these.

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0

4

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Pallaton

11st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Newcomer; second foal; dam an unraced half-sister to several winners, Flat and hurdles; will need to be useful to trouble some of these.

50/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Flight Of Freedom

RP RATINGS:

Favour And Fortune

WEST COUNTRY:

All The Glory

POSTDATA:

Flight Of Freedom

Telegraph:

Flight Of Freedom

Daily Mail:

Flight Of Freedom

D Express:

Flight Of Freedom

Daily Record:

Flight Of Freedom

The Times:

Favour And Fortune

The Guardian:

Favour And Fortune

Daily Mirror:

Favour And Fortune

The Star:

Favour And Fortune

The Sun:

All The Glory