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13:20 Hereford

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NAF Racing Best Turned Out League “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 3f 147y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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NAF Racing Best Turned Out League “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 414- C BF

Last run: 320 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Came home 10l clear in a course bumper last November (good to soft; useful RPR 115) but wasn't that threatening on his return visit when penalised (soft); likely contender now raised in trip for hurdling debut.

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4

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Magic Seven

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Beat the same rival in winning two minor hurdles at Hereford (2m3f, good) and was on the retreat when coming down on handicap debut at Ascot (2m5f, good to soft); competes here off an untouched mark but it's still relatively early days.

7/1

0

2

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

12:45 Ascot

Magic Seven

11st 12lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

1-3 in bumpers, the win on good to soft and below form sole start on soft; absent 320 days before easily winning last month over hurdles at Hereford (2m4f, good) in a maiden and novice; hot favourite in both of those and this handicap debut presents much sterner opposition but he's promising.

3/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.50

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Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Close third in his only Irish point (3m, good) in May; that form has yet to be tested but he fetched £100,000 at the sales.

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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

10/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 49-3

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Needs to settle better but it was a likeable return when third in his final bumper at Warwick (good); improvement on the cards now hurdling.

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7th

8

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Gentleman Jacques

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

Never gave his running in a Hereford maiden last time but consistent prior to that without being progressive; probably worthy of this mark and has had a wind op ahead of handicap debut.

13/2

6th

6

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

Gentleman Jacques

11st 7lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Ran well from the front when fourth of 15 at Ludlow (2m, soft) last month and has now made the frame on all four hurdling starts (once over C&D); doesn't appear to be making any progress, though, and others have slightly better form.

8/1

4th

4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:55 Ludlow

Gentleman Jacques

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Charlie Longsdon

0-3 in bumpers and 0-3 over hurdles but has consistent form; made the frame in C&D events (soft/good to soft) the last twice, one place behind Lindy Reilly latest; possibilities with Harry Cobden up for first time.

6/1

Form: 1-4 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beat just five rivals when favourite for a good-ground bumper here in February and found it tougher under a penalty at Worcester, though again he ran okay; bred to do well over hurdles.

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6th

6

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

19:10 Chepstow

Prairie Diamond

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Martin Keighley

Won good-ground Hereford bumper on debut in February 2023 and began hurdling career with two fairly encouraging fourths in the autumn (2m/2m3f); absent since a disappointing run in November but still makes more appeal than most of these.

10/1

11th

12

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

Prairie Diamond

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Won a Hereford bumper (2m, good) on debut in February but he's finished fourth in both subsequent runs and was behind Gentleman Jacques on his recent hurdling debut at Hereford (2m3f, good); has some work to do to turn the tables with his old rival and not sure this drop back in trip will suit.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 25-

Last run: 219 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Reportedly made a noise when tailed off in his second bumper and has undergone wind surgery since then; plenty of positives to take from his debut effort at Exeter.

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9th

1

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

18:40 Chepstow

Banteer

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Seems well down the pecking order at his powerful yard but best effort (third to useful opponent) reads well in this context; apparent non-stayer over 2m5f on soft ground most recently; respected back down in distance with tongue-tie fitted.

5/2

6th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Banteer

11st 5lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

The best of his qualifying runs was here over 1m7f (heavy) when 15l behind a subsequent Grade 2 winner and well behind him that day in fourth was Lady Balko who has recently gone on a winning spree; potentially well handicapped for last year's winning combination.

11/4

5th

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:15 Doncaster

Banteer

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Bumper runner-up (2m, good) who was an encouraging third of 15 at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) a fortnight ago on his second hurdle start; he was no match for the front two and improvement is needed today, but he's in top hands and the step up in trip could well be a positive.

11/2

Form: 6-3

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off when favourite for a Wincanton bumper and was much easier in the market when again well beaten on his hurdling debut at Worcester (2m7f); not overly appealing on what he's shown thus far.

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1st

12

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Kick Up A Storm

11st 5lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Showed a bit of promise when third at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft) on his hurdle debut last October; well below that level since (both 2m3f); returns from a break for handicap debut from a top yard in good form; cheekpieces now added; interesting from a workable mark.

7/2

Form: 0-642

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Just minor promise in Ireland before changing hands for £12,000; hammered by his sole rival in a match here three weeks ago.

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4th

11

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Warwick

Meranti

10st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Pulled up on both hurdling starts this season and also struggled (albeit on heavy ground) on last month's chasing debut; moves back up from 2m3f today; big leap of faith required to support him.

33/1

9

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Meranti

10st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Lightly raced 6yo who has a useful pedigree and is one to watch in the betting on chase debut; however, he's been tailed off/pulled up in his three handicap hurdles and needs to be an entirely different proposition today.

50/1

12

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Meranti

10st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Sheila Lewis

towards rear, reminders after 5th

100/1

Form: 8-23

Last run: 133 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

RPRs in the 90s when thereabouts in bumpers on sound surfaces at Ffos Las and Southwell; others have achieved more and she's left Peter Bowen for £5,000.

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6

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:12 Southwell

Gladys Eva Jane

10st 7lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Minor form when placed in her last two bumpers, still going off huge odds for all three hurdle starts and achieving little; handicap debut.

25/1

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Pearl Island, Sammy's Guarantee, Steel Ally, The Winslow Boy

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Payout
Exacta £69.00
Straight Forecast £71.70
Trifecta £285.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Magic Seven

Daily Mail:

Pearl Island

WEST COUNTRY:

Banteer

The Guardian:

Kick Up A Storm

SPOTLIGHT:

Steel Ally

D Express:

Gentleman Jacques

The Sun:

Pearl Island

The Times:

Magic Seven

Telegraph:

Magic Seven

Daily Mirror:

Magic Seven

Daily Record:

Magic Seven