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12:55 Ascot

Good To Soft

Bet With Ascot Donation Box Scheme Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13615
  • 2m 5f 141y
  • Class 2
  • 5 runners
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Bet With Ascot Donation Box Scheme Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1-1

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in his Irish maiden point (3m, soft) in February 2022 before £125,000 sale; 2-2 for the champion trainer, having taken a bumper at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) this March and a novice hurdle at Newton Abbot (2m1f, heavy) five weeks ago; responded well to a strong challenge when making all in the latter, so he's promising, well regarded and another win would not surprise despite his stiffer task on ratings.

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

1

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:25 Musselburgh

Farnoge

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

held up in rear

2/1

0

3

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Farnoge

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

3-3 under rules, most recently making all and driven out at Ascot (2m5f, good; acts on softer); open to further progress and may put up a bold show, for all that Harry Cobden prefers stablemate Captain Teague.

10/1

1st

1

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 2

12:55 Ascot

Farnoge

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

made all, drifted left approaching last, soon ridden, kept on well final 110yds

11/8

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

20,000euros foal, 52,000euros 3yo; 10th foal; half-brother to high-class 2m1f-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Benefficient; dam unraced half-sister to 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Silent Creek and bumper/useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Ask The Butler; evens, left clear two out when winning by miles in an Irish maiden point (3m, yielding); sold for £250,000 later in February; an eyecatching recruit to hurdling for new connections.

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

4th

4

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Leader In The Park

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Bought for £250,000 after last year's impressive Irish point debut and came good over hurdles at third attempt, making all for clearcut success in Doncaster maiden (2m3f, soft) in February; needs to progress again but has considerable potential.

7/1

1st

12

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

13:30 Doncaster

Leader In The Park

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

£250,000 buy after winning on debut in an Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) last February; lots of promise when second of five in novice hurdle at Ascot (2m5f, good) in November, but well below that form when front-running over that same C&D (good to soft) at Christmas, making mistakes at the last two flights; the initial Ascot form sets a clear standard in this field.

5/4

6th

4

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

13:20 Ascot

Leader In The Park

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Changed hands for £250,000 after winning on debut in Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) in February, and also showed lots of promise when second over C&D (good) on last month's rules debut; it looked a hot little race last time and he's a key player this afternoon.

7/2

Form: 22212- BF

Last run: 221 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; half-brother to useful winners Altus (2m2f-2m3f hurdle/chase), Mauricius (2m1f hurdle/chase) and Primco (2m hurdle); dam 1m7f-2m2f hurdle (including 2m2f Listed) winner; runner-up in both his French hurdle races, with a win and two seconds from three attempts there over fences; two of those seconds were in Listed events (including 2m6f latest start); has been front-running; off since April; sets the standard on form.

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

20

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Excello

11st 1lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Chase winner in France (2m1f, heavy) last March; looked promising when winning at Ascot (2m5f, good) in December on second start for this yard but he was a long way from justifying a shortish price in a competitive 2m4f handicap here in January and has a lot to prove with this big step up in trip.

25/1

11th

6

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Excello

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders, slow jump and lost ground quickly 3rd, soon in rear, not fluent 5 out, headway after 4 out, not fluent 3 out

6/1

1st

3

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 2

13:15 Ascot

Excello

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Only third of five when favourite for a 2m5f good-ground novice hurdle here on his recent stable debut but he did well in a brief chasing career in France and today's softer ground should be preferable; however, has his work cut out on these terms (even with 4yo allowance) and his BHA mark of 133 could yet be flattering.

11/2

Form: 45-5

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Irish maiden point winner in April 2022; second bumper run was a backward step but he had wind surgery and did better when fifth of 16 in maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last month; needs more again.

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

2nd

3

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:07 Hereford

Genietoile

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Irish maiden point winner; 0-5 under rules but fair efforts in two hurdles behind respected opposition (2m3f/2m5f) before struggling in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (16-1); needs a second look at this level.

9/2

8th

4

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:00 Cheltenham

Genietoile

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Irish maiden point winner (April 2022) who has drawn a blank in two bumpers and two hurdle races; after wind surgery, his hurdles form (2m3f/2m6f) has shown him in a more positive light and it looks as if 3m may suit, but others have accomplished more.

25/1

4th

2

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 2

12:55 Ascot

Genietoile

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

prominent, outpaced 2 out, kept on run-in

16/1

Form: 3-4

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won Irish maiden point last December; significant ability when taking minor honours in a bumper at Taunton (good to soft) in March and maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft; made most) in October; not dismissed.

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

2nd

7

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:10 Plumpton

Saladins Son

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Irish point winner; four defeats over hurdles but wasn't disgraced in finishing seventh of 17 runners in Sandown's EBF Final three weeks ago (2m4f, soft); this is a whole lot easier than that.

8/15

7th

15

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Saladins Son

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Irish point winner; no closer than 9l in his three hurdles and was put in his place by the winner last time at Fontwell (2m1f, soft); this could be more his trip (previous hurdle runs at 2m3f/2m5f) but this mark wouldn't be a gift on what he's achieved thus far.

22/1

2nd

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:12 Fontwell

Saladins Son

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

led, 2 lengths ahead when not fluent 2 out, headed last, weakened run-in

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £147.00
Straight Forecast £161.90
Trifecta £245.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Excello

TOPSPEED:

Saladins Son

The Times:

Leader In The Park

WEST COUNTRY:

Farnoge

POSTDATA:

Saladins Son

Telegraph:

Saladins Son

D Express:

Leader In The Park

The Star:

Leader In The Park

RP RATINGS:

Excello

LAMBOURN:

Excello

The Guardian:

Excello

Daily Mail:

Excello

Daily Mirror:

Excello

The Sun:

Excello

Daily Record:

Excello