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14:21 Bangor-on-Dee

Soft

Paul & Janet Mizen Wedding Anniversary Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7657.45
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Paul & Janet Mizen Wedding Anniversary Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/13 (Won)

  • Win: £1.17
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 22-16 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £200,000 after winning an Irish point; strolled home by 14l over C&D (soft) on his hurdling debut and his jumping improved when beaten 11l in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (good) won by subsequent Greatwood runner-up Lookaway; sets a clear standard back in much calmer waters here and he should be hard to beat under his penalty.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Act Of Authority

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

made all, shaken up and 4 lengths ahead when jumped left and mistake 2 out, soon ridden, always doing enough

Evs

3rd

1

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Act Of Authority

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Bought for £200,000 after winning an Irish point; beaten 11l in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (2m, good) in October but easy odds-on winner from the front at Bangor (soft) on his other two starts over hurdles; sets a clear standard with all of those three pieces of form.

4/6

1st

1

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

14:21 Bangor-on-Dee

Act Of Authority

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Bought for £200,000 after winning an Irish point; strolled home by 14l over C&D (soft) on his hurdling debut and his jumping improved when beaten 11l in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (good) won by subsequent Greatwood runner-up Lookaway; sets a clear standard back in much calmer waters here and he should be hard to beat under his penalty.

8/13

7/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 24

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

4yo who is out of a very well-connected mare; made a promising rules debut when runner-up in a bumper here (2m, soft) in October and he ran into an impressive winner when a respectable fourth at Carlisle last month; has good target to aim at on this switch to hurdling but he should have a future in this sphere and yard that has won this four times since 2014.

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2nd

3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

15:05 Carlisle

Panhandle Slim

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, jumped left 6th, increased tempo 7th, pushed along 2 out, ridden and headed last, weakened gradually run-in

7/2

3rd

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

16:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Panhandle Slim

11st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Second in one of his bumpers and here on hurdle debut (2m, soft) in December, before going one better when upped to 2m4f at Sedgefield (good to soft; led run-in) on Boxing Day; should need further improvement to win this and now has 7lb claimer on board.

7/2

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 6

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made a low-key start when a remote last of six in a Chepstow bumper (2m, heavy; 9-1) last month; with leading yard and has some useful jumpers in his pedigree but he needs a transformation on this switch to hurdling.

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2nd

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Catch Him Derry

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, headway 3 out, pressed leader going best 2 out, ridden approaching last, not fluent last, outpaced run-in, no impression towards finish

7/4

1st

2

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Catch Him Derry

11st 13lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear

6/1

Form: 96

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

3-7 in Irish points but he's been well held in his two hurdle runs (2m/2m4f) on testing ground this autumn; still very early days in this sphere but he needs lots of improvement back in trip; stablemate of Panhandle Slim.

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5th

5

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Tara Cove

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Three-time Irish point winner who made quite promising handicap hurdle debut when fifth at Uttoxeter (2m6f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in December; that form has worked out well but his chasing debut in January was very disappointing and he quickly reverts to hurdling with a point to prove.

8/1

2

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Tara Cove

11st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

0-4 under rules, midfield in Uttoxeter handicap hurdle (2m6f) most recently; had wind surgery since; progressive sort in points, winning three times, and looks interesting on chase debut.

9/2

5th

7

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

Class 5

14:15 Uttoxeter

Tara Cove

11st 6lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

3-7 in Irish points; heavy defeats in his three runs over hurdles for new yard mean that he lacks form claims, but he could be a different proposition now upped in trip in a first-time tongue-tie for handicap debut.

8/1

Form: 4-80

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well held in two bumpers in the spring and was tailed off at 40-1 on his hurdling debut at Warwick (2m, soft) last month; remains best watched for now.

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Verdict Starting price

6

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Mollys Third Man

11st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Has no solid form claims and he dropped out before pulling up when 20-1 for handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft); on the plus side he's bred for this far and could improve for cheekpieces.

14/1

10

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Mollys Third Man

11st 3lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Well held in his two bumpers and three novice hurdles; 28l seventh of 14 at Doncaster (2m, good to soft) on last occasion appeared to be improved form and he's bred for this step up in trip but he lacks any solid form claims.

14/1

7th

8

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Mollys Third Man

11st 4lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Well held in two bumpers in the spring and tailed off at 40-1 in his two runs over hurdles; best watched for now.

66/1

Form: 758

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made an encouraging start over hurdles when a staying-on fifth at a massive price at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in October but he failed to build on that when a remote eighth at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) two weeks ago; others preferred.

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5th

1

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

Gentle Victor

12st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, towards rear, headway after 5th, in touch with leaders when lost ground after 3 out, soon struggling

14/1

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Gentle Victor

10st 8lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Best RPR when eyecatching fifth over 2m at this course (hurdles debut) in October; possible improver off bottom weight returned to Ludlow on handicap debut; not dismissed.

10/1

Form: 8

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Out of a useful Flat winner at up to 1m4f but she made a low-key start in a Huntingdon novice (2m, good; 40-1) last month and is probably one for further down the line.

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2nd

14

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Special Dragon

10st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Unexposed; modest form in three novice hurdles at about 2m; may fare better now handicapping up in trip with a hood tried on first run since wind surgery.

12/1

12th

15

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Special Dragon

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Has made a low-key start in two novice hurdles (good/soft) and now goes in a tongue-tie; one for handicaps.

100/1

7th

11

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

14:21 Bangor-on-Dee

Special Dragon

10st 7lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Out of a useful Flat winner at up to 1m4f but she made a low-key start in a Huntingdon novice (2m, good; 40-1) last month and is probably one for further down the line.

33/1

Form: 3257

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in small-field bumpers in his first two runs but he struggled here in October and was the same story on his hurdling debut at Doncaster (2m, good; 40-1) two weeks ago; opposable.

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5th

6

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:55 Leicester

Professor Higgins

11st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Gary Hanmer

Form dipped sharply on final start in bumpers and he has struggled in both attempts over hurdles (2m); combination of first-time tongue-tie and new trip needs to have major effect.

33/1

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Straight Forecast £14.70
Trifecta £138.00

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