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14:25 Newbury

Good To Soft

Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £11981.2
  • 3m 0f 52y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: RP43-1 D

Last run: 192 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Record of 3-9 over hurdles for Emma Lavelle and was nicely on top in the finish over 3m at Kempton the final time (May; ground was good but he's effective on soft); since changed hands for £21,000; has his quirks but likely to win more races for his respected new yard.

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2

1st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:45 Newbury

Young Butler

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

chased clear leader, lost ground before 6th

4/1

1st

10

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Young Butler

10st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Record of 3-9 over hurdles for Emma Lavelle and was nicely on top in the finish over 3m at Kempton the final time (May; ground was good but he's effective on soft); since changed hands for £21,000; has his quirks but likely to win more races for his respected new yard.

10/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: P/4P1- CD

Last run: 251 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

High-class at his peak when with Warren Greatrex and snapped a long losing run on his debut for this yard over C&D (3m, good; fine on softer) in March; 5lb rise very acceptable should he continue the good work.

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5th

15

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Emitom

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Two wins and two seconds from his five races for current yard; both the wins were at Newbury, including in clearcut style from Kyntara on heavy going last time out; back up another 5lb but he was fourth in the Grade 1 Stayers' on his only visit to the Festival, admittedly in 2020, but a case can be made for this resurgent 10yo.

25/1

1st

3

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Emitom

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won over C&D (good) last March and he's been a good second on two of his three starts this season (good to soft/soft), including over C&D; there's every chance he'll be in the mix.

4/1

2nd

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

14:10 Ludlow

Emitom

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Formerly high class; snapped a long losing run at Newbury last March on debut for this yard and ran well to be second 251 days later; he didn't run much of a race at Haydock last time but this is at least easier than that.

4/1

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13/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1252-2

Last run: 180 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Showed some class for his previous yard; hit the ground running for this one with back-to-back wins in handicap chases (2m4f) and did well once returned to hurdling, following his fifth in the Coral Cup with near misses back at Cheltenham and then Haydock (3m); stuck on a tough mark but that's not to say he can't run well; goes on all ground.

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13th

1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Bold Endeavour

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten at Aintree (3m, good to soft) four weeks ago but consistent in the main and ran well at the Cheltenham Festival in March; finished second in this race last year (good) and he's a player if back on song.

12/1

11th

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Bold Endeavour

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Has a good record in big-field handicaps and was one of the few Henderson-trained runners to perform with credit at the Cheltenham Festival when fourth to Monmiral in the Pertemps Final (3m, soft) four weeks ago; could make the frame again but others appeal more for win purposes.

22/1

4th

5

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Bold Endeavour

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Fifth in the Coral Cup here one year ago in first-time cheekpieces (kept since); best effort this term when good second of ten under 5lb claimer over C&D (soft) on penultimate start, but the winner White Rhino made the better impression in staying on more strongly.

40/1

Form: 42111- D

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Improving at a rate of knots when last seen in the spring, bringing up his hat-trick on his first attempt over 3m at Taunton (good to soft); won that decisively with the front two clear and hard to grumble with a 6lb rise.

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10th

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Hititi

12st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Robert Walford

Ended last season with three hurdle wins; even better again in defeat this campaign with three near misses and off a tough mark it makes sense to claim 5lb through Angus Cheleda; solid claims with no trip/ground issues.

12/1

2nd

6

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Hititi

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Two wins here; ended last season with three hurdle wins; best efforts on latest two outings when beaten a neck at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) and second again at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft); up another 3lb but a leading player.

5/1

2nd

5

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Hititi

11st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Ended last season with three hurdle wins (2m4f-3m) and posted another career-best performance when close second at Sandown (2m7f, heavy) last month; latest 4lb rise does not look excessive and he might still be improving; good chance.

9/2

Form: 103U-1 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo; stayed on best to see off his closest pursuer by 5l at Aintree (good to soft; James Turner claimed 10lb) with the pair pulling 16l clear of the remainder in what had looked a competitive handicap; escapes a penalty and goes up 9lb in future; clear claims provided his jumping stands the test (was novicey last time).

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4th

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Warwick

Equinus

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, outpaced and lost ground quickly home turn, no impression from 2 out

8/1

4th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Equinus

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

held up in rear, in touch with leaders 5th

9/4

Form: 22212-

Last run: 196 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Has only won races restricted to mares but she nearly put that right at Warwick (3m1f, good) on final appearance in April; still on a competitive mark but wouldn't want the ground too soft.

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10th

2

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Martha Brae

11st 10lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Never looked happy when a remote third to the reopposing Astronomic View at Warwick (3m2f, soft) three weeks ago and now has headgear refitted for the first time since joining this yard; had been in good form prior to that latest run.

20/1

3rd

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Martha Brae

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, pecked on landing 5th, not fluent 7th, cajoled along 8th, reminders 9th, lost touch 3 out

4/1

3rd

6

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Martha Brae

10st 9lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

in rear, stayed on after 3 out, went modest third run-in, never dangerous

25/1

14/1

Form: 5/110- C

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Showed plenty of determination to win valuable 3m handicap chases at Ascot and Kempton last season, both on good ground (has won on soft); didn't stay 4m2f in the Grand National afterwards; rated 7lb lower over hurdles (three-time winner) and returns from his break with his yard firing in the winners.

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0

14

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Our Power

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Sam Thomas

Well beaten over hurdles here on last month's reappearance but he was without these cheekpieces and his form hit new heights over fences last season, winning two Grade 3 handicaps (3m, good) before failing to stay 4m2f in the Grand National; further improvement is possible and he could be a threat.

14/1

7th

2

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Our Power

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Sam Thomas

Showed plenty of determination to win valuable 3m handicap chases at Ascot and Kempton last season, both on good ground (has won on soft); didn't stay 4m2f in the Grand National afterwards; rated 7lb lower over hurdles (three-time winner) and returns from his break with his yard firing in the winners.

14/1

11th

35

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Our Power

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Started on the Flat but has been a rising force through his five campaigns over jumps; this term he's knuckled down admirably to prevail on the run-in in valuable 3m handicaps at Ascot and Kempton, both on good ground but he scored last season on soft; 4lb well-in compared to his recently revised mark; unraced beyond 3m1f but trainer says "this lad stays forever".

20/1

Form: 2/114- D BF

Last run: 232 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Won two staying handicap chases after joining David Pipe and wasn't himself when disappointing the final time, since when he's undergone wind surgery; should be on a good mark for this return to hurdling.

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0

2

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Only The Bold

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Impressed when winning on his first two chase starts last season and he's one to watch in the betting; however, he's failed to shine since and lacked spark when pulled up in the Welsh National last time.

16/1

0

10

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Only The Bold

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Started off for David Pipe with two emphatic chase wins in the mud last winter but there have been three backward steps since, the last two over hurdles in November after wind surgery; unraced beyond 3m1f; form chance if he could surge back to last season's best.

25/1

Form: 14080- CD

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Lost his way last season but on his reappearance he won a 2m7f soft-ground handicap at Sandown off 4lb higher; clearly a contender should he return to that level of form.

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2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Dolphin Square

12st 6lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Mixed form over hurdles last year and tailed off at Chepstow over Christmas when last seen; however, he showed some spark earlier in December and he won hunter chases in February 2022 (2m7f/3m2f, heavy/soft) on his last two runs over fences; capable of having a big say.

4/1

6th

2

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:40 Chepstow

Dolphin Square

11st 3lb

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Led in the final stride at Sandown (2m7f, soft; acts on heavy) on reappearance last term; went downhill since until a change to this headgear back in the same Sandown race 18 days ago was his best performance since New Year's Day, so there is renewed hope.

10/1

4th

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 2

12:40 Sandown

Dolphin Square

11st 0lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Led in the final stride in this race (soft; acts on heavy) on reappearance last term; has an 8lb lower mark this time round, having gone downhill after that win and he was tailed off at Newbury one month ago; first-time blinkers replace his usual cheekpieces.

12/1

Form: 17147- C

Last run: 230 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

His last five wins have been here, in two handicap hurdles and three chases (the latest a Grade 2); soft ground was an excuse when disappointing on his return to hurdling (now rated 16lb higher over fences) here in March and he's a feasible contender.

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12th

6

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Zanza

10st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tailed off over hurdles here on final run last season and same story on last month's return; something to prove regarding current form but chasing is his game nowadays and he has an excellent record here, including a convincing win in the Grade 2 Denman Chase in February (2m7f, good); on a handy mark on that form and could go well at his favourite track now back over fences.

16/1

10th

3

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Zanza

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

His last five wins have been here, in two handicap hurdles and three chases (the latest a Grade 2); soft ground was an excuse when disappointing on his return to hurdling (now rated 16lb higher over fences) here in March and he's a feasible contender.

12/1

7th

1

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

15:10 Newbury

Zanza

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

His last five wins have been here, in two handicap hurdles and three chases (the latest a Grade 2 over nearly 3m in February; beat Ryanair third Hitman off level weights); struggled off his new/harsh mark back here over 2m4f but perhaps this is more his trip these days and he returns to hurdling off 16lb lower.

11/2

Form: /P1PP- C

Last run: 264 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in three of his four chases last season but he did win over 3m2f here on New Year's Eve (soft) off 1lb higher; was a useful hurdler back in the day and wouldn't put it past him to run well.

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5

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Grumpy Charley

11st 5lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Chris Honour

Pulled up in three of his four chases last season but he did win over 3m2f here on New Year's Eve (soft) off 1lb higher; was a useful hurdler back in the day and wouldn't put it past him to run well.

33/1

5

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Grumpy Charley

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Won at Newbury (3m2f, soft) on New Year's Eve and there can be optimism he'll stay this far; not discounted but he's never run well away from Newbury over fences and he was pulled up at Warwick last time.

16/1

7

14th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Grumpy Charley

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Chris Honour

Won at Newbury (2m6f, soft) in December 2021 in his second chase and he was back to life when scoring at that same meeting (3m2f, soft) two weeks ago; back up 6lb but it looks like he has reserves of stamina and he won two hurdle races on heavy; interesting.

8/1

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Exacta £759.00
Straight Forecast £674.20
Tricast £2922.90
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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Equinus

LAMBOURN:

Bold Endeavour

TOPSPEED:

Young Butler

The Sun:

Zanza

SPOTLIGHT:

Our Power

POSTDATA:

Equinus

WEST COUNTRY:

Equinus

The Times:

Equinus

The Guardian:

Equinus

Daily Mail:

Equinus

D Express:

Equinus

Daily Mirror:

Equinus

The Star:

Equinus

Daily Record:

Equinus

Telegraph:

Bold Endeavour