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Give The Gift Of Ascot Membership “Introductory” Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15843
  • 1m 7f 152y
  • Class 2
  • 4 runners
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Give The Gift Of Ascot Membership “Introductory” Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25

Form: 11/1/ D

Last run: 746 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in two bumpers, beating a now 137-rated hurdler on the first occasion; still green but comfortably hammered inferior rivals on his hurdling debut at Kempton when last seen two years ago (2m5f, good); since sidelined with a tendon injury; promising.

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

7th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Doddiethegreat

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced 8yo; it was his first real blip when midfield in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham but the stable was under a cloud then and his previous fourth in the 2m Betfair Hurdle was eyecatching, especially with a view to his potential over this far; very interesting.

11/4

12th

21

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Doddiethegreat

10st 13lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

8yo but just six races; won the first four and finishing second at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) in December was a solid introduction to handicaps; 18-1 for a top handicap at Newbury (2m, heavy) last month and, having tried to settle him out the back, his late progress into fourth of 21 caught the eye, despite hanging left; stable form is the big worry but, off the same mark as last time and back up in trip, having run away with a 2m5f novice in 2021, he should have a big shout.

15/2

4th

11

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Doddiethegreat

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced 8yo; form figures (bumpers/hurdles) read 11112, most recently second to Go Dante at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft); unbeaten record has gone and this is a harder task but he may still have more to offer.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won three of his 20 starts on the Flat and ran up to his best when placed over 1m2f at Windsor (soft) last month; should make a hurdler but lacks the same potential as his rivals.

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

8th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Junkanoo

12st 1lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

midfield, good headway before 3 out

7/1

14

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Junkanoo

10st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Three-time Flat winner (including on soft) who was second on first three hurdle starts (good/good to soft) before winning Plumpton novice (2m, good to soft) at 2-9; opening mark is no gift but he's unexposed in this code and trainer is 6-29 (21%) here this season; one of two for yard; not discounted.

16/1

1st

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:50 Plumpton

Junkanoo

11st 5lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

prominent, went second 5th, led after 3 out, good jump and went clear 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, comfortably

1/5

Form: 71- D

Last run: 278 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Midfield in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham on debut (soft) then ran out a comfortable winner of a juvenile hurdle at Newbury in February (2m, good to firm); that was a poor race and he faces far classier opposition now.

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

8th

2

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

18:10 Uttoxeter

Cloud Dancer

11st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3 out

13/2

2nd

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Cloud Dancer

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

Won on last season's hurdling debut at Newbury (2m, good to firm) and was close third of four in good race at Ascot (1m7f, good) when reappearing in November; slightly disappointing when upped to 2m4f at Plumpton (soft) last month, but drops back in trip here and remains one to be interested in.

4/1

3rd

1

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:00 Plumpton

Cloud Dancer

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Gary Moore

prominent, pushed along home turn

11/4

Form: 11-1 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat good horses in his bumpers at Exeter and Sandown, both on good to soft ground; did well to dig deep and make a winning start over hurdles at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) given how hard he pulled off a slow gallop; potentially very smart.

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

3rd

21

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Inthewaterside

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Made it 4-5 when making all on handicap debut at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in January; second in Ascot novice (2m3f, good to soft) since and that form has been franked by the winner, who was receiving 8lb; the first-time hood may be a plus (fractious pre-race last time); could be on a good mark now back in a handicap and he's open to further improvement for top trainer.

8/1

2nd

2

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

13:15 Ascot

Inthewaterside

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Beat good horses in his bumpers and made a successful hurdling debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) despite taking a fierce hold; rather disappointing on this course next time but got firmly back on track with an all-the-way success in a Lingfield handicap (2m3f, soft) last month; should continue on the upgrade and commands major respect.

6/4

1st

5

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Inthewaterside

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Beat good horses in his bumpers and made a successful hurdling debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) despite taking a fierce hold in a slowly run race; settled better in front at Ascot (1m7f, good) but they only dawdled around and he was outpaced when it mattered; this would be a better trip for one entered in the 3m Grade 1 novice at Cheltenham; interesting handicap debutant.

11/4

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