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13:30 Wincanton

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Lenny Roberts Memorial Trophy Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 5f 82y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Lenny Roberts Memorial Trophy Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Joined this top yard after winning a 2m4f British point on good ground last December; described as a "lovely individual" by his trainer and has to be of major interest.

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

4th

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Kempton

Il Pino

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Promising sort who is two from two, having justified favouritism in British point (2m4f, good) and Wincanton novice hurdle (2m5f, soft); readily beat a subsequent dual scorer in latter four months ago; open to any amount of further progress and commands respect on return from another break.

2/1

1st

2

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Il Pino

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Joined this top yard after winning a 2m4f British point on good ground last December; described as a "lovely individual" by his trainer and has to be of major interest.

10/11

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3-P

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

The horse who beat him in an Irish point won the maiden hurdle at Ffos Las in which Idefix De Ciergues was well held; ran another nice race in his bumper and interesting that he was asked to contest the Grade 2 Persian War on his hurdling debut; stopped quickly but the yard is in better form now than back then.

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1st

2

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

Lord Of Thunder

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

travelled strongly, prominent, going best when led 2 out, soon went clear, easily

11/8

1st

4

19th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:20 Wincanton

Lord Of Thunder

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in touch with leaders

9/4

25/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 5P-

Last run: 331 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Faded to finish fifth in his bumper and was pulled up at odds of 50-1 on his switch to hurdles last Christmas; has a good bit to prove.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Jail No Bail

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Faded to finish fifth in his bumper and was pulled up at odds of 50-1 on his switch to hurdles last Christmas; has a good bit to prove.

25/1

3

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Jail No Bail

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Anthony Honeyball

14-1 and tongue tied, disputed lead long long way when about 9l fifth of 13 in bumper here (2m, good to soft) last month; needs to build on that in a big way.

14/1

Form: 21264

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Respectable bumper form on good ground; tailed off on his hurdling debut at Cheltenham (3m) but ran better here 12 days ago behind the potentially high-class Meatloaf (1m7f, good to soft); each-way claims.

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6th

11

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Thirtyfour Thirty

10st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Syd Hosie

Narrow winner in the mud at Fontwell in December (2m1f) but was then tailed off at Exeter; that penultimate effort is a standout over hurdles; won a bumper on good.

20/1

6th

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:00 Exeter

Thirtyfour Thirty

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Syd Hosie

Stayed on dourly to lead close home on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m1f, heavy) three weeks ago and, given the manner of that success, today's move back up in trip looks the right move; enters calculations.

6/1

1st

1

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

15:40 Fontwell

Thirtyfour Thirty

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Syd Hosie

Respectable bumper form on good ground; hasn't hit the same heights over hurdles (good to soft or soft) and conditions are a concern.

9/2

Form: 322-

Last run: 238 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in all his bumpers and was clear of the remainder at Taunton the last time when beaten 5l by one who recently impressed on his hurdling debut; son of Presenting who looks sure to benefit from this stiffer stamina test now hurdling.

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2nd

2

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:08 Taunton

Pentire Head

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold early, raced in second, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

11/4

5

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:42 Wincanton

Pentire Head

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Placed in all three bumpers (two on heavy) last season; hurdling career has not matched that form, favourite when placed in the mud at this track (1m7f) and Exeter (2m2f) on last two outings; could still be interesting with champion trainer opting for a new trip on handicap debut.

7/2

3rd

12

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Pentire Head

11st 6lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Placed in all three bumpers last season (good-heavy) but has made a somewhat underwhelming start to his hurdling career; no match for easy winner when second at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) last month; improvement required.

5/1

Form: 5

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran well in Irish points and again when a weakening fifth at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) when behind last week's Cheltenham winner Minella Missile; fully entitled to come on for that run.

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8th

6

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Ri Na Cuirte

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

No match for clear winner when plugging on for modest second of five on handicap hurdle debut at Doncaster (3m, heavy) last month but positives can still be drawn from the performance and he remains lightly raced; cheekpieces added today.

12/1

2nd

5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

16:25 Doncaster

Ri Na Cuirte

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

towards rear, raced wide when not fluent 6th, reminder before 4 out, ridden 3 out, stayed on and went remote second before last

10/1

6th

7

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Ri Na Cuirte

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Ran well in Irish points and again when a weakening fifth at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) when behind last week's Cheltenham winner Minella Missile; fully entitled to come on for that run.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £50,000 after winning his second Irish point (yielding) and there's substance to that form; absent for 12 months but likely that he has a bright future.

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7th

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Rockwiththetimes

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

No threat on his four hurdle runs, most recently on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft); however, this lightly raced point winner is a possible improver now switched to fences and it will be no surprise to see a good run; first-time cheekpieces replace the visor adopted last time.

9/1

7th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Rockwiththetimes

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Winning pointer; tailed off or pulled up in his three hurdles and trainer turns to headgear for this switch to handicaps; could raise his game but might not; perhaps the market can guide.

8/1

6th

7

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Rockwiththetimes

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

towards rear, some headway 6th, outpaced 9th, kept on but no impression from 2 out

20/1

Form: 0-4

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well bred; tailed off in his bumper and when beaten 18l by a nice prospect at Aintree (2m4f) they went a very steady gallop; looks the stable second string on jockey bookings.

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5th

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:08 Taunton

Sparkling Duke

11st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent early, dropped to last when not fluent 3rd, struggling 6th, detached from 8th, tailed off

7/1

8th

9

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Sparkling Duke

10st 13lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Well bred; tailed off in his bumper and when beaten 18l by a nice prospect at Aintree (2m4f) they went a very steady gallop; looks the stable second string on jockey bookings.

16/1

4th

11

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:35 Aintree

Sparkling Duke

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Joe Tizzard

Soundly beaten in Taunton bumper in April; nicely bred and may do better in due course.

40/1

100/1

Form: P-

Last run: 289 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in his first point; 100-1 for hurdling debut at Taunton and ran accordingly (2m3f).

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5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Katopop

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

Hasn't shown much in novice hurdles (2m-2m5f) and improvement is needed on this handicap/chase debut; however, he was runner-up in a British maiden point (3m, good to soft) in November 2022 and the switch to fences and step up in trip could be positives; wears tongue-tie under rules for first time.

14/1

7th

7

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Katopop

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

midfield

100/1

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Non-runners

Idefix De Ciergues

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £105.00
Straight Forecast £114.90
Trifecta £1705.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Il Pino

Daily Mail:

Rockwiththetimes

SPOTLIGHT:

Lord Of Thunder

The Star:

Pentire Head

POSTDATA:

Idefix De Ciergues

The Times:

Il Pino

Telegraph:

Il Pino

The Guardian:

Il Pino

Daily Mirror:

Il Pino

The Sun:

Il Pino

Daily Record:

Il Pino

D Express:

Rockwiththetimes