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14:05 Ascot

Good To Soft

Coral Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Ascot Hurdle) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £56950
  • 2m 3f 58y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Coral Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Ascot Hurdle) (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: P912-1 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Bottom of the pack on ratings but he's an unexposed 4yo with plenty of upside; won a competitive juvenile handicap here (2m, good to soft) in the spring and ran a cracker when second in a strong all-aged event (2m, soft) at Aintree two weeks later; didn't have to be at his best to make a cosy winning reappearance at Cheltenham; up in grade but he retains a stack of untapped potential and should have no problem with the longer trip.

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

5th

9

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Blueking DOroux

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Lightly raced improver from a top yard and was a rare 4yo winner of the Grade 2 Coral Hurdle (2m3f, good) here four weeks ago when edging out one who went close in a Grade 1 novice last season; unraced beyond that trip so will be into unknown territory a long way from home, but he's promising.

10/1

1st

4

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 1

14:05 Ascot

Blueking DOroux

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader, carried left 6th, soon disputing second, switched right when slightly hampered after 2 out, led run-in, kept on well, ridden out

5/1

1st

2

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

13:50 Cheltenham

Blueking DOroux

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, led 2 out, ridden after last, kept on well

11/10

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1192-0 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Progressive in his novice hurdle season, rounding off the campaign with a fine fast-finishing second in an Aintree Grade 1 (2m, good to soft), but he took a backward step on his reappearance when last of ten in the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las (joint-favourite); needs to bounce back but he's still relatively low mileage and today's longer distance promises to suit.

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

1st

12

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Strong Leader

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Absent since running well in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham (good to soft; wore cheekpieces; Grade 2) 11 weeks ago on first attempt over 3m; unexposed at this trip and his Aintree form includes a good second in Grade 1 novice (2m) at this meeting last year; possibilities.

9/1

3rd

7

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Strong Leader

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 2nd

8/1

4th

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:15 Cheltenham

Strong Leader

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Fair ninth in Supreme Novices' here (2m, soft) in March and second in Grade 1 Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree (2m, good to soft) next time; back to form when second in Grade 2 Ascot Hurdle (2m3f, good) in November and this lightly raced 7yo is a possible improver, but it's needed in this field.

5/1

Form: U3163- D BF

Last run: 210 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Likeable mare with a 50% strike-rate over hurdles; easily won Warwick Listed race (2m5f, good) in February and wasn't beaten far when third of five in a Grade 2 at Sandown in April; reappears with her stable in excellent form and looks sure to go well.

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

10

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Theatre Glory

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

pressed leaders

100/1

5th

4

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:35 Doncaster

Theatre Glory

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nicky Henderson

Useful at up to 2m5f and has Graded form; running respectably when final-flight faller in Cheltenham handicap most recently; some of her relatives have 3m form and she shapes accordingly; interesting upped in distance.

11/2

0

1

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Theatre Glory

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Won here in April 2022 and creditable sixth of nine when 50-1 in the Grade 1 Mares' Hurdle here (2m4f, soft) this March; not disgraced on Ascot reappearance, despite being only third of five as favourite, but might not be well enough handicapped to win this.

5/1

Form: 12352- CD

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict

Mercurial dual-purpose campaigner, last seen finishing in rear in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket (8-1) six weeks ago; hard to predict over jumps down the years but he's high-class at his best and was on a going day when winning this race on good ground 12 months ago; big chance if repeating that form.

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

1st

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Goshen

11st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Notoriously quirky but is a talented hurdler when on song; nowhere near best in Graded contests this term and now gives chasing another shot; disappointing in both attempts over fences but this represents a big drop in class off a very attractive mark; good chance provided he's on a going day.

5/1

3rd

1

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

14:05 Wincanton

Goshen

11st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

pressed leader, dropped to last but in touch with leaders after 5th, outpaced before 2 out, went third run-in, no match for first two

8/1

9th

5

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Goshen

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

A prolific winner but rarely the easiest to predict; going right-handed suits him well (dual Ascot winner) but hasn't been at his best under either code of late and failed to uphold his good Sandown record when last of four in the recent Fighting Fifth (cheekpieces tried there soon removed); was in better form when dividing Paisley Park and Champ in the rearranged version of this 12 months ago (Kempton) on his only previous attempt at 3m.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4326-4

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Has been an excellent servant to connections for many years, but age finally seems to be catching up with him and he was only fourth of five on his reappearance at Kempton five weeks ago, in a race he'd won the previous two seasons; probably vulnerable to younger legs.

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

5th

6

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:55 Kempton

Sceau Royal

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Multiple winner down the years; turns 12 imminently and his two results this season, including behind Rubaud when bidding for a third success in Kempton Listed event in October, suggest he's perhaps finally on the wane; well held in this contest in 2022.

100/1

5th

2

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 1

14:05 Ascot

Sceau Royal

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

prominent, disputing third before 2 out, weakened approaching last

11/2

4th

3

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:05 Kempton

Sceau Royal

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

High-class hurdler/chaser who has been an excellent servant to connections over the years and is bidding to win this race for the third season running; seemed to race too freely in first-time cheekpieces (now removed) in Aintree Hurdle in April but faced a tough assignment there anyway and ought to be very hard to beat here.

10/11

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Payout
Exacta £150.00
Straight Forecast £137.40
Trifecta £318.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Theatre Glory

RP RATINGS:

Goshen

TOPSPEED:

Strong Leader

D Express:

Strong Leader

LAMBOURN:

Theatre Glory

The Guardian:

Theatre Glory

The Sun:

Theatre Glory

The Times:

Goshen

Telegraph:

Goshen

Daily Mirror:

Goshen