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12:50 Kempton

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EBF Stallions “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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EBF Stallions “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 11- D

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

From a family that has served his connections well; two from two having won good-ground bumpers at Taunton (comfortably) and Fontwell (cosily) in March/April; promising sort for novice hurdles this term and commands major respect.

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

5th

7

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Secret Squirrel

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Dual bumper winner who has compiled a solid profile over hurdles; beaten a neck by Fire Flyer at Taunton in February (2m3f, good) and beat Helnwein and Lario with relative ease at Taunton (2m, soft) recently; he's not the biggest and looks quite speedy, so whether he'll be at his best on sharper tracks than Sandown remains to be seen; each-way appeal on form, though.

8/1

6

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:33 Taunton

Secret Squirrel

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Dual bumper winner who was second to useful rivals on first two hurdling starts (2m/2m3f); switches back to this code after running well on last month's Flat debut; ought to be right in the thick of things again.

9/2

4th

8

(3)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Secret Squirrel

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Hughie Morrison

2-2 in bumpers and made a successful hurdles debut in December, since when he has run really well to finish second behind two nice types; his dam won an AW bumper and the market should be most instructive on Flat debut.

13/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1343-U

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unseated rider mid-race at Wincanton on hurdles/seasonal debut; bumper form included a win at Huntingdon (good) and solid effort in Listed grade at Cheltenham (soft); likely player granted a clear round.

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

6th

4

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

19:15 Huntingdon

Dancing In Brazil

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Ready winner of a junior bumper here in November 2022 (good); mark not obviously generous, but could yet make light of it if finally overcoming the free-going tendencies of every hurdles start so far.

11/1

4th

3

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

Dancing In Brazil

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Bumper winner who was runner-up over hurdles at Kempton (2m, good to soft) in November and didn't run badly when fourth at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) the following month; has shown a tendency to race too freely but still goes on the shortlist here; gelded in January.

6/1

4th

6

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:15 Doncaster

Dancing In Brazil

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Good-ground bumper winner who also ran well on soft going in that sphere; mid-race unseat on last month's hurdle debut before 5l second at Kempton (2m, good to soft); needs something extra today but his useful pedigree provides optimism he'll improve for this longer trip; possible contender.

11/2

100/1

  • Place: £10.90

Form: 3-0

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in point/rules bumpers in March; beaten long way at Chepstow on the switch to hurdles, having been friendless in the betting; opposed on balance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Thank You Maam

12st 2lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Georgina Nicholls

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position 4 out

8/1

13th

16

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Thank You Maam

11st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Georgina Nicholls

Still a maiden and couldn't hold a candle to Fire Flyer before coming up just short on his handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, soft); could have done without the 4lb rise in this much stronger race.

33/1

2nd

1

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

17:07 Hereford

Thank You Maam

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

No match for short-odds winner when second in Wincanton novice (1m7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago but has now been placed on last three hurdling starts; back up in trip for today's handicap debut; ought to be very competitive.

7/2

Form: 2-

Last run: 231 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

From a useful French family; shaped with promise in Fakenham bumper (soft) on sole start for Olly Murphy, finishing second; the form is weak but she should progress on breeding and looks one for the shortlist.

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Verdict Starting price

13

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

16:00 Uttoxeter

Floating Line

10st 13lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, not fluent 5th, lost ground after 4 out, weakened before 3 out

16/1

6

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:39 Chepstow

Floating Line

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Runner-up in Fakenham bumper for Olly Murphy last April; didn't live up to market expectations in Kempton novice hurdle (2m) in November but is still open to progress.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 44-5B

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Inferior to some of these rivals on bumper achievements; has the best hurdles form, namely his Uttoxeter effort on reappearance, but that is a modest standard; brought down at Fakenham last time.

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

5th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Borodale

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Off the mark at the seventh attempt (just second handicap run) when scrambling home in a 2m3f novice handicap hurdle at Chepstow (heavy) in January, left in the lead at the last; goes chasing off the same mark and still capable of further progress.

3/1

1st

1

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

13:00 Chepstow

Borodale

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts but lacked the pace to land a telling blow when seventh in steadily run Market Rasen handicap (2m2f, good to soft) last month and needs this stiffer stamina test to show him in a better light.

6/1

Form: 33-0

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Finished last of 15 in Cheltenham bumper on reappearance, failing to back up his two placed efforts (including at Kempton) last season; may rebound at some stage but others are preferred.

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

5th

4

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:45 Huntingdon

Highway One O Five

11st 11lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

prominent on outer

2/1

2nd

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Highway One O Five

11st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

prominent

9/2

6th

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Highway One O Five

11st 8lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Chris Gordon

Placed in two of his three bumpers; shaped well when fourth in a Newbury maiden hurdle in December (2m, soft), but has been rather disappointing since, including on handicap debut last time.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

38,000euros foal, 45,000euros yearling, 40,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam placed in French 2m2f/2m3f chases, sister to French 2m-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Thisbee Du Mathan, half-sister to French 2m1f Grade 3 chase winner Odeillo Du Mathan; sole newcomer in the field; market instructive.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Jolyjump

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary & Josh Moore

in touch with leaders, short of room 2nd, not fluent 5th, hit 6th, not fluent 7th

13/8

1st

11

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Jolyjump

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Beaten 25l+ in his three qualifying runs; in a good yard and handicaps should see him in a better light; the market can guide.

7/1

Form: 16-9 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Form of bumper debut win at Warwick (heavy) lacks strength; well held in two maiden hurdles since, latest for new yard; handicaps more suitable shortly.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

The Cox Express

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Robert Walford

midfield, bumped 1st

6/1

4th

14

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

The Cox Express

10st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Warwick bumper winner (January 2023); hasn't offered much in seven attempts over hurdles, although did manage to finish third of eight over 2m3f here (beaten 8.75l) on penultimate start; safer options lie elsewhere.

18/1

7th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

The Cox Express

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Has been disappointing since a successful bumper debut but there's some light at the end of the tunnel after running third over this trip at Fontwell (heavy; 5-1); now goes in cheekpieces and he has each-way claims.

8/1

Form: 86P-

Last run: 280 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Holds poor claims on his form shown in three starts last winter; may find his level in handicaps shortly.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Taunton

Spicy Nelson

10st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced wide, prominent, not fluent 3rd

12/1

0

11

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 5

13:15 Wincanton

Spicy Nelson

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Hasn't shown much across his four starts but this 50,000euros 3yo now goes handicapping off a basement mark; one to watch in the betting.

10/1

Form: 5-226

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Good second in his last two spring bumper starts in Ireland for Peter Fahey; form dipped at Wincanton on stable/hurdles debut but the soft going was a possible excuse; should bounce back and play a big role granted better ground.

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

6th

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Perfect Nelson

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Placed in an Irish bumper; has little to boast about in Britain and trailed Centara by some 20l over C&D when last seen in December; doesn't look on a good mark for handicap debut.

20/1

10th

9

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:00 Taunton

Perfect Nelson

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

towards rear

16/1

0

5

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Kempton

Perfect Nelson

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jeremy Scott

Good second in his last two spring bumper starts in Ireland for Peter Fahey; form dipped at Wincanton on stable/hurdles debut but the soft going was a possible excuse; should bounce back and play a big role granted better ground.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £138.00
Straight Forecast £125.60
Trifecta £4967.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Secret Squirrel

LAMBOURN:

Floating Line

WEST COUNTRY:

Perfect Nelson

POSTDATA:

Borodale

D Express:

Dancing In Brazil

The Guardian:

Floating Line

The Star:

Floating Line

The Times:

Secret Squirrel

Telegraph:

Secret Squirrel

Daily Mail:

Secret Squirrel

Daily Mirror:

Secret Squirrel

The Sun:

Secret Squirrel

Daily Record:

Secret Squirrel