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Good To Soft

Betfair Racing Podcasts Newton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £28475
  • 1m 7f 144y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Betfair Racing Podcasts Newton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.40

Form: B13-12 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper winner and went in at the first time of asking over hurdles with the minimum of fuss at Worcester in October (good to soft); held his own in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham next time (good) and that form looks all the stronger now, with the winner finishing second in last week's Greatwood; appealing form claims for last year's winning owners.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Kamsinas

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

in touch with leaders, mistake 6th

8/1

1st

1

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Kempton

Kamsinas

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

3m point winner; has progressed to a useful level at about 2m under rules, winning Grade 2 at Haydock (good to soft) in November; possibly unsuited by soft/heavy ground in Grade 1 at Aintree and major handicap at Newbury since; leading contender, provided he's effective at new trip.

11/4

Form: 1

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £50,000 after winning a 3m soft-ground Irish point; good value for his narrow winning margin on hurdling debut at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy; 13-8 favourite) but he's into deeper waters here and drying ground might not be ideal.

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15th

22

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Making Headway

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Two novice hurdle wins this term (2m1f/2m, heavy) along with a Grade 2 second, and he rallied for a near-9l fourth of 16 on handicap debut in the Imperial Cup at Sandown (2m, soft) last month; this 3m point winner is open to improvement now up in trip and is one to consider; cheekpieces go on.

6/1

4th

7

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Making Headway

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

3m point winner who scored on hurdle debut at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) in October and, after making the frame in Graded races the next twice, won Newbury novice (2m, heavy) last month when back down in grade; improvement needed on handicap debut but that's possible from this unexposed 6yo, who could prove well suited by this big-field scenario and expected strong pace.

5/1

1st

3

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:55 Newbury

Making Headway

11st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

made all

6/4

14/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1-312 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Merely pushed out to win his maiden at Perth but was put in his place by Primoz when penalised at Ayr (2m, good to soft); racing freely didn't help his cause but he'll need a much improved display to take this strong Grade 2.

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1st

4

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 183y

Class 3

14:10 Newbury

I Love My Baie

11st 11lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Winning for a second time over hurdles when taking a four-runner Ayr novice (2m4f, soft) by 7l just before Christmas; ran poorly in a 3m Doncaster Grade 2 in January but his overall record provides hope that he can bounce back to form now handicapping.

14/1

8th

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

I Love My Baie

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Winning for a second time over hurdles when taking a four-runner Ayr novice (2m4f, soft) by 7l just before Christmas and the Grade 2 he contested the time before was over an inadequate 2m; there are stayers in the family and he needs a second look.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unable to win any of his five Irish points but strong in the market when only just missing out on his switch to hurdles at Kelso (2m, soft) where he jumped well; however, the second has disappointed since and he's probably up against it.

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4th

1

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 5

12:25 Ayr

Flash Du Pistolet

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

led

5/2

4th

3

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

12:05 Haydock

Flash Du Pistolet

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Unable to win any of his five Irish points but strong in the market when only just missing out on his switch to hurdles at Kelso (2m, soft) where he jumped well; however, the second has disappointed since and he's probably up against it.

20/1

2nd

5

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:54 Kelso

Flash Du Pistolet

11st 4lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

jumped well

10/1

Form: 55-33

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Only third on his hurdling debut at Hexham and while his Aintree run 15 days later reads a lot better, that was a muddling event in which they dawdled for most of it; could be flattered.

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4

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

16:05 Newcastle

Rich Spirit

11st 6lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Won a Catterick novice (2m3f, good to soft) and then clear second on handicap debut at Doncaster (good); going the right way and he fell early when 16-1 for a strong Grade 2 at Kelso this month.

9/2

10

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 1

14:17 Kelso

Rich Spirit

11st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

in touch with leaders when fell heavily 1st

16/1

2nd

12

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Rich Spirit

10st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Found Grade 2 novice too hot two starts ago but delivered on earlier promise when winning readily by 10l at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) last month and should have more to offer in handicaps; high on the list.

6/1

Form: /119-4 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner but inferior to some of these in that sphere and, after a second wind operation, he was tailed off on his switch to hurdling at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft); very opposable on the back of that in this tougher race; now tongue tied.

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3rd

3

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Bullets Hill

11st 10lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

Dual bumper winner on good to soft; has been highly tried in his last two hurdle races but before those he was tailed off at Ludlow and has a bit to prove right now; handicap debut.

8/1

0

1

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Bullets Hill

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ella Pickard

Dual bumper winner but form dipped sharply on final attempt in that sphere; soundly beaten in two races over hurdles (1m7f Grade 2 latest) and faces a very stiff task upped further in class.

150/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £150,000 after second in two Irish points; tongue-tie was fitted for hurdling debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft) and he made all for a comfortable defeat of I Love My Baie (who was conceding a penalty) with last season's Aintree Grade 2 bumper winner back in third; looks highly promising.

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1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Primoz

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Bought for £150,000 after two seconds in Irish points; looks well treated on the form of his front-running novice win here in November (2m, good to soft) and unlikely that he's done himself justice since then, including in a Grade 2; one to consider on handicap debut.

9/1

4th

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Primoz

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent

11/10

Form: 1144-1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner (on good and soft) who might well have gone close to winning the Grade 2 at Aintree's National meeting had that race panned out more favourably; didn't beat a lot on his hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, soft) but it was impressive; exciting prospect.

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Verdict Starting price

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

16:25 Haydock

Bowenspark

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Henry Daly

Fourth in Grade 2 bumper at Aintree last April and easy win on hurdle debut at Stratford (2m, soft) in November; beaten when falling in Grade 2 here (1m7f, good to soft) next time, and turned over at 8-15 at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) last time, but his pedigree hints he could have staying potential.

10/1

1

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Bowenspark

11st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Useful in bumpers last season and created good impression when winning easily by 11l on hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, soft) in November; safely held in fourth before last-fight fall in Haydock Grade 2 (1m7f, good to soft) later that month but remains a very good prospect.

10/11

0

1

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

12:05 Haydock

Bowenspark

11st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Dual bumper winner (on good and soft) who might well have gone close to winning the Grade 2 at Aintree's National meeting had that race panned out more favourably; didn't beat a lot on his hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, soft) but it was impressive; exciting prospect.

9/4

Form: 8110-

Last run: 218 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Only 1-6 in points; won his first two hurdle races (after wind surgery) but those were minor novices at Sedgefield (soft) and, at odds of 18-1, he was tailed off in a handicap at Ayr; that latest run was too bad to be true but he has a lot to prove at this level.

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0

4

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

12:05 Haydock

Forcing Bull

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Only 1-6 in points; won his first two hurdle races (after wind surgery) but those were minor novices at Sedgefield (soft) and, at odds of 18-1, he was tailed off in a handicap at Ayr; that latest run was too bad to be true but he has a lot to prove at this level.

20/1

3

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Ayr

Forcing Bull

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, not fluent and headed 1st

8/1

1st

1

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:15 Sedgefield

Forcing Bull

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Had wind surgery prior to wide-margin success over C&D on soft ground last week when making hurdles debut, adding to his Irish point win; looks well up to defying a 7lb penalty in this weaker race.

2/7

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Payout
Exacta £399.00
Straight Forecast £458.00
Tricast £4611.80
Trifecta £2831.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Kamsinas

SPOTLIGHT:

Bowenspark

Daily Mail:

Primoz

TOPSPEED:

Forcing Bull

POSTDATA:

Bowenspark

Telegraph:

Bowenspark

D Express:

Bowenspark

The Star:

Bowenspark

WEST COUNTRY:

Kamsinas

The Times:

Kamsinas

The Guardian:

Kamsinas

Daily Mirror:

Kamsinas

The Sun:

Kamsinas

Daily Record:

Kamsinas