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Good To Soft

Brenda Jenner Memorial Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 3f 49y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Brenda Jenner Memorial Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: 31- C

Last run: 241 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Two good runs in bumpers last season, winning the second of them decisively here in February; those behind him have done little for the form but he remains a decent prospect for hurdling; shortlisted.

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

1st

2

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:40 Newbury

Goodwin

11st 6lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Bumper winner who has performed to a similar level in winning a novice at Plumpton and finishing third under a penalty at Kempton (both over 2m on good to soft); progressive 6yo who likes to get on with it and shouldn't be far away.

7/2

3rd

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:55 Kempton

Goodwin

11st 6lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

led, jumped left 1st, headed 2 out, soon ridden, lost second and no extra from last

5/2

1st

7

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

12:40 Plumpton

Goodwin

11st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

made all

11/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two of four starts in points (one a bumper) but hasn't been seen for ten months; best watched on hurdle/stable debut.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:00 Exeter

Hellstopatthetop

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Irish point runner up who is hard to make a strong case for based on his form under rules so far.

33/1

0

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

13:35 Taunton

Hellstopatthetop

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Maiden pointer who showed nothing more than tiny glimmers of promise in three maiden/novice hurdles this autumn (2m-2m3f); upped in trip for today's chase/handicap debut; considered only if lively in the betting.

20/1

Form: 1931-2 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner last season; beaten favourite behind a 50-1 winner on this month's hurdle debut but wouldn't judge him at all harshly on that; longer trip very likely to suit and rates a solid contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:42 Taunton

Roger Pol

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Two bumper wins; a win and three seconds over hurdles before suffering his first blip when never going in the strong EBF Final at Sandown in March; the balance of his form makes him a strong contender.

7/2

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Roger Pol

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Dual bumper winner; never out of the first four over hurdles and conceded a headstart to Awaythelad before pushing him close in a Leicester novice last time (2m4f, soft); no surprise should he reverse those placings but there are others to worry about.

16/1

2nd

3

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:55 Leicester

Roger Pol

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

Dual bumper winner; has form figures of 212 over hurdles, the win gained at Fakenham (2m, good to soft); ran well in Ascot handicap (2m5f, good to soft) most recently; strong contender returned to novice level.

13/8

Form: 7

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran well in an Irish point in February but far too keen when suffering a heavy defeat on this month's C&D hurdle debut; clearly needs to learn to settle if he's to maximise his potential.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

Double Powerful

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

travelled strongly, held up in rear, good headway after 3 out, challenging before 2 out, joined leader approaching last, nudged along run-in, led inside final 110yds, pushed out

11/8

1st

7

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Fakenham

Double Powerful

10st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

Still finished well behind the winner, but performed a bit better when fourth of 14 at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) in January, shaping as though a return to further might suit; each-way claims.

8/1

Form: 509-35

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

His Stratford third in May doesn't amount to a great deal and he was beaten 34l over C&D earlier this month.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

12

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Elpologreg

10st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Won an eventful novice handicap chase at Fakenham in February (2m, soft), in which he looked in trouble at one stage and the race essentially fell apart; finished last of the five next time at Plumpton.

20/1

5th

5

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Elpologreg

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

The outsider of five when getting off the mark in an eventful novice handicap chase at Fakenham 24 days ago (2m, soft); probably flattered, as he looked in trouble at one stage and the race essentially fell apart; has a 5lb rise to deal with.

7/2

1st

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:10 Fakenham

Elpologreg

10st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

0-9; well beaten in all three starts over fences; others preferred.

9/1

Form: 1-

Last run: 195 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ideal start to his career when landing a Taunton bumper in April; form of that race yet to be tested but he created a good impression; likely to be well served by this longer trip over hurdles (dam won at 2m6f) and of obvious interest.

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Verdict Starting price

15th

11

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Geezer Rockstar

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Unlikely that he gave his true running when well behind Fiercely Proud on his hurdling debut and definitely not next time on heavy ground; better judged on his latest maiden success at Ascot (2m3f, good) when just too good for an Irish raider who had previously finished second in a strong handicap at Musselburgh; unexposed and could easily be on a useful mark.

12/1

1st

5

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 3f 58y

Class 3

13:35 Ascot

Geezer Rockstar

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Taunton bumper winner who was a 15l fourth of 14 there on his hurdling debut, again on good to soft; presumably resented the heavy ground when pulled up at Exeter; open to improvement but he'll need some to beat the best of these.

16/1

0

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Geezer Rockstar

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Unable to land a telling blow and arguably a shade disappointing when well-held fourth on last month's seasonal/hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) but created pretty good impression when ready winner of 13-runner bumper there (good to soft) last April and retains significant potential.

4/1

Form: 67

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Disappointing favourite for a bumper and beaten a long way on this month's hurdle debut here; may need more time.

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Verdict Starting price

12th

8

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:00 Chepstow

Jongleur DEtoiles

11st 4lb

T: Neil Mulholland

Unable to land a significant blow in three novice/maiden hurdles in the autumn (the last two over C&D) and will probably be of greater interest when the handicapper has seen fit to give him a mark.

66/1

Abandoned

Form: U242-2 BF

Last run: 146 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

French Flat winner and runner-up in three of five hurdle starts there, the latest in June (behind a subsequent winner); bought for 75,000euros the following month and another to consider, having joined a good yard.

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19

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Sun Joy

10st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

led, headed but prominent before 1st, hit 3rd

16/1

4

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:20 Exeter

Sun Joy

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

His French Flat win (soft) came in cheekpieces, which he wore for the first time in Britain when winning handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) in January; he beat 14 rivals and has just a modest 3lb rise to deal with this afternoon; on the shortlist in the retained headgear.

9/2

1st

7

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Sun Joy

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Mark is finally more in line with his peak hurdling achievements here and in France on all going types; interesting to see whether the first use of cheekpieces since his Flat days can inspire a stronger finish.

14/1

Form: 16-

Last run: 239 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat five rivals when taking a Warwick bumper in January but well beaten on his hurdle debut at Catterick the following month (both starts for Tom Lacey); facing a tough task on stable debut.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

The Cox Express

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Robert Walford

midfield, bumped 1st

6/1

4th

14

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

The Cox Express

10st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Warwick bumper winner (January 2023); hasn't offered much in seven attempts over hurdles, although did manage to finish third of eight over 2m3f here (beaten 8.75l) on penultimate start; safer options lie elsewhere.

18/1

7th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

The Cox Express

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Has been disappointing since a successful bumper debut but there's some light at the end of the tunnel after running third over this trip at Fontwell (heavy; 5-1); now goes in cheekpieces and he has each-way claims.

8/1

Form: 32-153

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; better of two starts over hurdles when fair third over slightly shorter trip here 19 days ago; probably needs to step up on that but possible each-way hopes.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:25 Plumpton

A Tickatickatiming

10st 5lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Sheena West

led, not fluent 4 out, headed before 2 out

5/2

3rd

1

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:55 Stratford

A Tickatickatiming

12st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Delivered on earlier hurdling promise when game winner of Plumpton maiden (2m, good to soft) in November and bumped into a big improver when second on handicap debut there (2m4f, good) three weeks ago; gets another chance off the same mark here; leading contender.

3/1

2nd

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

A Tickatickatiming

11st 7lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

prominent, went second going easily 3 out

13/2

Form: 0/

Last run: 580 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed once from three Irish pointing starts; last on hurdle debut at Chepstow in March 2022 and absent since.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell

Im On My Way

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

raced wide, in touch with leaders, went second before 9th, pressed leader before 2 out, outpaced after 2 out, rallied run-in, led towards finish

13/8

0

10

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Im On My Way

10st 13lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: Neil Mulholland

14-1 for handicap debut at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago and showed much improved form to win that 11-runner race by a neck with strong finish; up 4lb and in trip, apparently now with clear potential.

5/1

1st

10

19th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Im On My Way

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway after 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden run-in, kept on well and led towards finish

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Debutante; bought for £30,000 as a 3yo; fourth foal; dam, bumper/hurdle winner, half-sister to useful winners Boychuk and Golden Chieftain; will need to be above average to make a serious impact.

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2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:05 Ludlow

No No Fizz

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Clear signs of improvement when second at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) this month on handicap debut; could well build on that effort; likely player up just 2lb.

8/1

2nd

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

No No Fizz

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent, led 2nd

8/1

5th

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:17 Plumpton

No No Fizz

11st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in May 2021 (bought for £30,000 soon after) but absent since; best watched on hurdle debut.

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5th

8

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Sparkling Bird

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: David Dennis

Out of a half-sister to smart jumpers Royal Regatta and Three Musketeers; bought by David Dennis for £30,000 after winning a slow-ground Irish point in May 2021.

25/1

11

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:30 Huntingdon

Sparkling Bird

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Bought for £30,000 after winning a 3m Irish point on soft/heavy in May 2021; the form could have worked out a lot better.

33/1

Abandoned

Form: 5P9-

Last run: 235 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Didn't cut much ice in three bumpers; sister to two hurdle winners so can hopefully do better in this discipline.

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9th

10

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

17:10 Newbury

Taras Light

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Had a physical excuse (lost her action in the early stages, soon pulled up, found to be lame) at Ascot two weeks ago; showed signs of ability at Fontwell in January but that bare form gives her modest claims.

50/1

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Verdict

Bumper winner Geezer Rockstar could be a useful prospect and is greatly feared on his hurdle debut. Goodwin is another with potential and Sun Joy brings French form to the table but preference is for ROGER POL, a beaten favourite at Newton Abbot but likely to do much better.[Jonathan Neesom]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Roger Pol

WEST COUNTRY:

Geezer Rockstar

The Times:

Goodwin

POSTDATA:

A Tickatickatiming

Telegraph:

Geezer Rockstar

The Guardian:

Geezer Rockstar

D Express:

Geezer Rockstar

The Star:

Geezer Rockstar

LAMBOURN:

Roger Pol

Daily Mail:

Roger Pol

Daily Mirror:

Roger Pol

The Sun:

Roger Pol

Daily Record:

Roger Pol