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15:05 Lingfield

Good To Soft

At The Races App Expert Tips Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 3f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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At The Races App Expert Tips Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair on the Flat in his prime but not seen since running poorly in a seller for a Polish trainer in July 2021; can only be watched on this hurdling debut.

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6th

8

(1)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Lingfield (AW)

Barbarosa

9st 1lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Clare Hobson

Sole British success came over C&D in February when 3lb higher; has been going backwards since then but back here for the first time since that success and on a handy mark again, a revival would not surprise.

20/1

9th

6

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

18:45 Brighton

Barbarosa

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Clare Hobson

towards rear

25/1

Form: 43/86-

Last run: 305 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Kept on for third in Hereford bumper (good to soft) in February 2022 but was soundly beaten on both hurdling starts last season; returns from ten-month break today.

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2nd

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Canty Bay

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Disappointing at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) last month but prior to that he was an easy winner at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) on his second handicap start; won a maiden hurdle here (2m3f, good to soft) in November; goes up in trip today and this lightly raced 7yo is not written off.

8/1

7th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Canty Bay

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Landed a maiden over 2m3f at Taunton in November and plenty in hand when making his second handicap start a winning one over 2m5f at Ludlow (soft) last month; the style of that success suggests there could be more to come.

7/2

1st

3

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Canty Bay

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Off the mark at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) on reappearance and was going okay when falling next time; creditable third at Lingfield (2m3f, soft; handicap debut) since; remains open to progress and warrants respect off an unaltered mark back down in class.

3/1

Abandoned

Form: 0/6FP-

Last run: 352 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Struggled when 200-1 for 2m novice hurdle here last November and not seen again since.

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0

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield

Honore

11st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Pat Phelan

led, jumped badly left 1st, headed when jumped left 2nd

200/1

0

2

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

12:30 Plumpton

Honore

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

held up in rear

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a sister to a useful French jumper; impressed when winning heavy-ground Irish point by 12l in March and joined Dan Skelton for £100,000 the following month; looks a very good prospect.

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3rd

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Illico De Cotte

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no match for first two

9/2

3rd

2

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Illico De Cotte

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Irish point winner; showed ability either side of being pulled up (lost a shoe) in a Grade 2 Cheltenham event and was off the mark at Hereford (3m1f, soft) latest; cheekpieces fitted; he should be open to some improvement in handicaps.

7/4

1st

4

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Illico De Cotte

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, led 7th, pushed along and went clear 2 out, reduced lead when mistake last, stayed on run-in, ridden out

Evs

Form: 8395-

Last run: 241 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed only minor promise on his two hurdling starts last season (both 2m) and riding arrangements suggest he's not the stable's main hope here; tongue-tie fitted.

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0

7

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:35 Leicester

Letmetellusomethin

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, jumped left and mistake 4th, weakened after 5 out, pulled up after 4 out

10/1

7th

7

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Letmetellusomethin

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

No more than minor promise over hurdles but this is his first time outside of novice company and is entitled to show more; cheekpieces added to the tongue-tie tried last time; market vibes awaited with interest.

8/1

Form: 42-2

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner who was second in a bumper in the spring; no match for impressive winner when second on last month's hurdling debut at Warwick (2m5f, good) but might be seen in a better light on the slower ground here; can make his presence felt.

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0

8

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Warwick

Rockstown Native

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders

12/1

2nd

6

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Warwick

Rockstown Native

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent on outer, towards rear but in touch with leaders 5th, edged left and hampered rival on turn before 5 out, went second just before 4 out, no chance with winner after 2 out, kept on

7/2

Form: 8

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Joined Jonjo O'Neill after very promising Irish point debut in the spring but was always behind when reappearing in Fontwell novice hurdle last month and needs to leave that performance a long way behind.

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4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Clondaw Royale

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, pressed leader 5th, slow jump 7th, led 3 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, bad mistake and fell 2 out

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to smart jumper Cannington Brook; changed hands for £100,000 soon after finishing third in good-ground Irish point on debut in May; interesting to see how he fares on today's rules debut.

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7th

11

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Face DMusic

11st 1lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Katy Price

Best form when runner-up twice at Hereford (2m3f) in November; failed to see out 2m7f last time but that was on soft ground; has low mileage and may do better still.

16/1

3rd

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Face DMusic

11st 8lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Placed on Irish point debut last spring and on first two hurdling starts, both at Hereford (2m3f, good) in November; unseated rider mid-race when upped to 2m7f for recent handicap debut but could still have untapped potential over this sort of trip; unraced on ground other than good.

3/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 189 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to two fair jumpers; unable to justify prominence in the betting when only tenth of 17 in good-ground Warwick bumper in April but ought to be capable of better.

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7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Golden Ambition

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Just a respectable fifth on handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, soft) in February and well beaten twice since (2m5f/2m4f); wore cheekpieces two starts ago; blinkers on for this first attempt at 3m; needs to turn things around.

12/1

4

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Golden Ambition

11st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Safely held when fifth on handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, soft) in February and pulled up when tried in blinkers (now removed) last month; remains lightly raced but needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

14/1

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Golden Ambition

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Remains unexposed after only four hurdling starts but was unable to land a telling blow when fifth on last month's handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, soft) and needs help from the first-time cheekpieces here.

20/1

Form: 67

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten after racing too freely on last month's hurdling debut at Fontwell; probably one for a bit further down the line.

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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

Form: 5-

Last run: 203 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a close relative of useful jumper O Maonlai; made just a mildly encouraging bumper debut when keeping-on fifth at Taunton (good to soft) in April but has plenty of scope for progress over jumps this season.

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2

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

18:20 Stratford

Star Of Affinity

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Joe Tizzard

Made the frame in first two handicaps, more recently when third at Exeter (2m2f, good) three weeks ago; needs to find something extra here but has been shaping as though the longer trip might suit.

4/1

4th

5

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Star Of Affinity

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Fell mid-race in a Fontwell maiden two months ago; there was smidgeons of promise prior to that and should raise his game in handicaps.

8/1

0

6

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:12 Fontwell

Star Of Affinity

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

took keen hold, prominent, fell 4 out

20/1

Form: UU-

Last run: 256 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Behind when unseating rider on both hurdling starts last season; makes no appeal here.

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9th

10

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

14:40 Chepstow

The Flying Fig

11st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

in rear throughout, outpaced 6th, lost touch after 3 out

100/1

4

19th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:00 Newbury

The Flying Fig

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

80-1 for recent debut at Fontwell (2m1f, good) and seemed to be finding it hard to keep up before unseating rider at fourth flight.

66/1

Abandoned

Form: 40-1F4 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won run-of-the-mill Bangor bumper in May, her fourth start, and was still going well before unseating rider at third-last flight on hurdling debut the following month but was disappointing favourite in modest mares' race last month and has a lot more on her plate here.

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5th

7

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Fakenham

Tique

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Seamus Mullins

towards rear

20/1

4th

10

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

13:10 Stratford

Tique

11st 4lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Won good-ground Bangor bumper last spring but has made an underwhelming start to her hurdling career (five attempts) and a minor role is probably her best hope here.

14/1

7th

11

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Lingfield

Tique

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

midfield

33/1

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Non-runners

Mercian Omen

Verdict

The most interesting runner is impressive Irish point winner ILLICO DE COTTE, who could have a very good future under rules. Rockstown Native was well held when second on his hurdling debut but might have a bigger run in him on today’s slower ground. Face D’Music has each-way possibilities.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Rockstown Native

SPOTLIGHT:

Illico De Cotte

D Express:

Mercian Omen

Daily Mail:

Illico De Cotte

Daily Mirror:

Illico De Cotte

The Sun:

Illico De Cotte

The Star:

Illico De Cotte

POSTDATA:

Rockstown Native

WEST COUNTRY:

Rockstown Native

The Times:

Rockstown Native

Telegraph:

Rockstown Native

The Guardian:

Rockstown Native

Daily Record:

Rockstown Native