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15:50 Ascot

Good To Soft

Nirvana Spa Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 1m 7f 152y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Nirvana Spa Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£175,000 3yo; brother to the bumper, 2m hurdle and 2m4f chase winner Are U Wise To That; half-brother to the bumper, 1m6f Flat and 2m/2m6f hurdle winner Didtheyleaveuoutto; dam unraced half-sister to Denman; interesting candidate for a top stable that won this race with a newcomer last year.

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

1st

1

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 2

15:50 Newbury

Regents Stroll

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Well-bred son of Walk In The Park from the family of Denman; justified favouritism in six-runner race at Ascot (good; 7-4) in November with a bit in hand, winning going away; looks a useful prospect and has to be high on the list despite conceding weight all round.

3/1

1st

4

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

15:50 Ascot

Regents Stroll

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

raced in second, nudged along from over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

5/2

6/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

32,000euros foal; by top jumps sire Blue Bresil; dam 12.3f-2m winner (RPR 83), half-sister to winners Rowlestonerendezvu (1m2f/1m4f), Choochoobugaloo (2m hurdle), No To Trident (1m2f Flat/2m hurdle) and Rowlestone Lad (2m hurdle); bang-in-form yard does very well in this sphere.

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

2nd

5

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Kempton

Tradecraft

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Son of Blue Bresil, who is the sire of connections' outstanding hurdler Constitution Hill; duly showed promise at Ascot (1m7f, good) 11 weeks ago, finishing second; respected with progress on the cards.

11/8

2nd

7

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

15:50 Ascot

Tradecraft

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, went second over 1f out, kept on until no extra inside final 110yds

6/4

Form: 1 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to the useful bumper and 2m hurdle winner Pembroke, and he looked well above average himself when making a winning start at Worcester (good to soft; 17-2) six weeks ago; the runner-up that day boosted the form with a good fourth in the Listed race at Cheltenham last Sunday; stable won this race in 2019 with Soaring Glory; big player despite a 4lb penalty.

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

11th

16

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

17:35 Aintree

Wellington Arch

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Twice beaten under a penalty since his debut win at Worcester in October and it's unlikely that Jonjo O'Neill Jr had to think twice before preferring stablemate Mister Meggit.

40/1

4th

4

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

16:20 Sandown

Wellington Arch

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, ridden and outpaced from 2f out, lost third final strides

5/1

3rd

1

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

15:50 Ascot

Wellington Arch

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, headway over 2f out, went third over 1f out, kept on but not pace to challenge

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£14,000 3yo; half-brother by Malinas to 3m2f chase winner Tractor Fred; dam well held bumper/2m-3m hurdles, half-sister to useful 2m5f/3m chase winner Coljon; stable 12% in bumpers; can't be ruled out on debut but others appeal a bit more on paper.

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

4th

6

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

15:50 Ascot

The Sainted Canary

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, outpaced over 2f out, went fourth inside final furlong, kept on

16/1

Form: 30

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Gave a subsequent dual bumper winner a race in an Irish point in May but has shown modest form at best in two outings under rules for this stable; needs to raise his game.

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

9th

10

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Minella Miracle

11st 2lb

J: Mr John Reddington

T: Thomas Gallagher

Point runner-up who has shown some ability in bumpers, but nothing like enough to suggest he'll make an impact in this hot race.

200/1

5th

3

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

15:50 Ascot

Minella Miracle

11st 2lb

J: Mr John Reddington

T: Thomas Gallagher

led, raced wide and headed home turn, weakened inside final furlong

50/1

10th

5

14th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

12:10 Lingfield

Minella Miracle

11st 2lb

J: Mr John Reddington

T: Thomas Gallagher

Gave a subsequent dual bumper winner a race in an Irish point in May but raced freely up with the pace on Southwell bumper debut for new yard (20-1) and was readily brushed aside; no tongue-tie today; needs more.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Better effort in Irish points 12 months apart when third of seven five weeks ago; new yard 0-13 (all unplaced) in bumpers in last five years.

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

2nd

16

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Johns Dream

10st 3lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Sheila Lewis

It's been underwhelming stuff over hurdles from 2m to 2m5f; goes handicapping with an awful lot to prove.

25/1

6th

3

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Johns Dream

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Showed ability in an Irish point but low-key form in Britain so far, in a bumper and two novice hurdles, and waiting for a handicap mark now.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £61.00
Straight Forecast £55.20
Trifecta £128.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tradecraft

RP RATINGS:

Wellington Arch

WEST COUNTRY:

Wellington Arch

The Guardian:

Wellington Arch

POSTDATA:

Tradecraft

LAMBOURN:

Tradecraft

Telegraph:

Tradecraft

D Express:

Tradecraft

The Sun:

Tradecraft