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13:50 Cheltenham

Good To Soft

Masterson Holdings Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £20812
  • 2m 0f 87y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Masterson Holdings Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4P912- D

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on first two British starts but, following a wind op, caused 50-1 surprise in valuable juvenile handicap at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) in April and probably bettered that performance when second of 20 against older horses at Aintree festival 12 days later; has good chance at the weights here.

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1st

4

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 1

14:05 Ascot

Blueking D’Oroux

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader, carried left 6th, soon disputing second, switched right when slightly hampered after 2 out, led run-in, kept on well, ridden out

5/1

1st

2

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

13:50 Cheltenham

Blueking D’Oroux

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, led 2 out, ridden after last, kept on well

11/10

2nd

18

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Blueking D’Oroux

11st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Had wind surgery prior to 50-1 win at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) just 12 days ago when making handicap debut and having only third start for Paul Nicholls; incurs 7lb penalty but further progress is possible.

11/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 452-22 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Just 1-10 over hurdles and not favoured by the weights here but went close in France on last month's seasonal debut and also ran well in defeat at Chepstow (2m, heavy) a fortnight ago; also suited by much faster ground; can give another good account.

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6

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Jilaijone

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Successful in Fontwell juvenile hurdle on British debut a year ago; 0-9 since but has proved consistent, most recently third at Ascot (1m7f, good); holds place possibilities off same mark.

9/1

3rd

4

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Jilaijone

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Runner-up on last four starts, most recently a level-weights 4yo race at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) when unfavoured by the terms; hit with a 7lb rise now back in a handicap but he's progressive and can be in the mix.

9/2

2nd

6

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

13:50 Cheltenham

Jilaijone

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

held up in last, headway after 2 out, disputing second approaching last, kept on but not pace to challenge

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6113-1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Made winning seasonal/handicap debut at Kelso (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and is now 3-4 over hurdles; can probably make further progress but has quite a bit to find with the principals here.

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3rd

3

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

13:50 Cheltenham

Bois Guillbert

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position after 3rd, headway 5th, disputing second approaching last, no extra run-in

10/1

1st

3

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:00 Kelso

Bois Guillbert

11st 10lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Began hurdling career with two wins against his own age group last winter (2m, good to soft/good) and was very respectable third at Hexham (2m, soft) in April on latest start; open to improvement in handicaps this season; respected.

5/2

3rd

1

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:50 Hexham

Bois Guillbert

11st 10lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Unbeaten over hurdles having won at Ayr in December (2m, good to soft) and Wetherby in February (2m, good); stable in fine form and should go well despite his 10lb penalty.

5/2

Form: 21111- D

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

4-5 over hurdles, the latest two wins gained in 2m handicaps at Sandown (heavy) and Chepstow (good to soft) towards end of last season; did it stylishly on latter occasion and will be a tough nut to crack if resuming in similar form.

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1st

5

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Spirit D’Aunou

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Productive juvenile hurdler last term, completing a four-timer that included C&D win (heavy); may resume his progress with Cheltenham reappearance under his belt; 2-2 in handicaps; remains of interest.

11/2

4th

8

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

13:50 Cheltenham

Spirit D’Aunou

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 2nd, soon went fourth, outpaced after 2 out, went fourth again run-in

2/1

1st

7

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

16:52 Chepstow

Spirit D’Aunou

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Made debut last November and, after winning two juvenile hurdles in the winter (2m, good/soft), he completed the hat-trick in a 4yo handicap at Sandown (2m, heavy) last month; the clear runner-up has franked that form and he's a strong contender now 5lb higher against older horses.

6/4

Form: 435-31

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Made underwhelming hurdle debut last month but delivered on earlier bumper promise when winning Huntingdon maiden (2m3f, good) 18 days ago; can improve again but his form is some way short of the standard required here.

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4th

7

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Mr Mackay

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won maiden at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) on second start over hurdles; better form when fifth of seven in a 4yo event here (2m, good to soft) later in October, racing freely up front and looking very novicey over most of his hurdles, including by jumping out to his right; should be capable of better.

20/1

5th

7

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

13:50 Cheltenham

Mr Mackay

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

jumped right on occasions, led, hit 4th, mistake and headed 2 out, no extra approaching last

16/1

Form: 35102 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won Cork maiden (2m1f, yielding) for Henry de Bromhead during the summer and outran 39-1 odds when second of 15 in France (2m2f, heavy) on recent stable debut, having made a bold bid from the front; hooded for first time here; considered each-way.

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6th

4

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

13:50 Cheltenham

Bojak

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Sophie Leech

in touch with leaders, headway 5th, outpaced from 2 out

25/1

11th

5

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Bojak

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won over 7f on soft ground in France; has had only three runs over hurdles; remote fifth behind Samui at Tramore in June; came good when beating the odds-on Hypotenus at Cork two months ago.

10/1

1st

1

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

16:40 Cork

Bojak

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, headway and went third 3 out, not fluent 2 out, ridden and ran on well run-in, led towards finish

25/1

Form: 16-733 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Respectable third in Uttoxeter handicap when upped to 2m4f in August and today's drop back to 2m won't be a problem but he's yet to make any significant further progress since his wide-margin Market Rasen maiden win in February and others in this line-up have more appealing profiles; cheekpieces (often worn on the Flat) fitted for first time over hurdles.

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7th

5

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

13:50 Cheltenham

Chaos Control

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

raced in second, pressed leaders 2 out, soon bumped, weakened approaching last

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £251.00
Straight Forecast £245.20
Trifecta £879.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Blueking D'Oroux

SPOTLIGHT:

Spirit D'Aunou

The Star:

Mr Mackay

Telegraph:

Bois Guillbert

TOPSPEED:

Spirit D'Aunou

Daily Mail:

Spirit D'Aunou

Daily Mirror:

Spirit D'Aunou

Daily Record:

Spirit D'Aunou

POSTDATA:

Blueking D'Oroux

WEST COUNTRY:

Blueking D'Oroux

The Times:

Blueking D'Oroux

The Guardian:

Blueking D'Oroux

D Express:

Blueking D'Oroux

The Sun:

Blueking D'Oroux