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Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 2m 4f 118y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won an Irish point in February and was bought for £225,000 soon afterwards; beaten at odds-on on hurdling debut at Warwick (2m3f, soft) last month but shaped with plenty of encouragement, running green when challenging two out and pulling clear with the winner; open to lots of improvement and may well go one better.

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5

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Jingko Blue

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Found one too good when odds-on for stable/hurdle debut in November and prevailed by only a nose in Newbury novice (2m4f, good to soft) the following month but displayed significant jolt of improvement when sauntering clear of very progressive subsequent winner in Sandown handicap (2m4f, good to soft) last month; after that performance, he's well worth his place in this line-up.

14/1

1st

1

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

13:25 Sandown

Jingko Blue

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Has Cheltenham Grade 1 novice entries (2m5f and 3m); won an Irish point last February and bought for £225,000; shaped with plenty of encouragement on hurdling debut (2m3f, soft) despite odds-on defeat and went one better by a nose at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) two months ago, always prominent and rallying; has plenty of potential and this looks a realistic opening mark.

2/1

1st

9

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

13:05 Newbury

Jingko Blue

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Won an Irish point in February and was bought for £225,000 soon afterwards; beaten at odds-on on hurdling debut at Warwick (2m3f, soft) last month but shaped with plenty of encouragement, running green when challenging two out and pulling clear with the winner; open to lots of improvement and may well go one better.

15/8

2/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: /327-1

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Listed bumper here (good) in February and took well to hurdling when scoring in a big field at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in October; the runner-up gave that latest form a boost when going one better next time; open to improvement and unlikely to be far away.

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10th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Masaccio

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Kept on for fifth in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in December and easily returned to winning ways when 1-6 in Kempton novice (2m5f, soft) in February; has a chiefly Flat pedigree but has shaped as though he might be a stayer, and he could be thereabouts now up in trip on handicap debut.

4/1

1st

2

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Kempton

Masaccio

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Battled well to make winning seasonal/hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in October and has performed commendably against smart opposition on both subsequent appearances, more recently when fifth in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in December; leading contender.

8/13

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 73-1 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to the high-class jumper Charbel; showed some promise in bumpers and made a winning start over hurdles at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft; 7-1) four weeks ago, drawing clear in impressive fashion; Paul Nicholls has taken the last three runnings of this contest with subsequent Grade 1 winners Bravemansgame, Stage Star and Stay Away Fay; leading contender.

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8

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Emailandy

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Gained due reward for his consistency when winning at Plumpton (2m4f, good) on Easter Sunday; likely to give his all again, but he's now 5lb higher, in a warmer race, and he's held by Mahons Glory judged on their running at Kempton just after Christmas; further improvement possible but necessary.

8/1

1st

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Emailandy

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Ran away with a novice hurdle over C&D in November (good to soft) and has continued to run well, better than ever last time when making the frame in Sandown's competitive EBF Final; progressive enough to cope with the 2lb rise; big player.

7/2

3rd

2

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Emailandy

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Beaten 11l into second on handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, good) before failing odds-on backers returned to novice company at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft); cheekpieces join force with his regular tongue-tie and they need to make a difference; unraced on ground slower than good to soft.

16/1

Form: 24-4

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

In the frame on all five starts and his hurdling debut, when 24l fourth of 12 at Ascot (1m7f, soft; 18-1), came in a race with some depth; shapes as if he'll be well suited by today's longer distance; lots to find on form but he's in good hands and could make his presence felt.

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1st

3

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

18:10 Uttoxeter

Il Va De Soi

11st 7lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

prominent, went second going easily 3 out, led before 2 out

5/2

1st

11

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:55 Chepstow

Il Va De Soi

11st 5lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

Unexposd 6yo who left a disappointing handicap debut a long way behind when clear second in first-time cheekpieces at Newbury (2m4f, heavy) last month; major player if the headgear continues to aid.

7/2

2nd

12

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Il Va De Soi

11st 1lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

0-2 in points and 0-5 under rules; heavy defeat when co-favourite for handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in December last time, which sees cheekpieces enlisted today.

9/1

Form: 3-

Last run: 326 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

A brother to the bumper winner and progressive hurdler Springwell Bay, and made a satisfactory debut in bumper at Exeter (heavy; 4-1) in January; off 11 months since and now goes hurdling in a fairly warm race.

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5th

10

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

13:05 Newbury

Kayf Dancer

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

A brother to the bumper winner and progressive hurdler Springwell Bay, and made a satisfactory debut in bumper at Exeter (heavy; 4-1) in January; off 11 months since and now goes hurdling in a fairly warm race.

10/1

3rd

3

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:15 Exeter

Kayf Dancer

11st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along over 3f out

11/2

Form: 5-57

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unplaced in two bumpers and a novice hurdle, beaten out of sight by Emailandy at Plumpton (100-1) in the latter; needs to up his game.

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7

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Touch Of Thunder

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Camilla Poulton

Not disgraced in any of his three qualifying races (all 2m4f) but was beaten about 33l when fifth on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) in January and is difficult to enthuse over after that.

25/1

5th

1

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Touch Of Thunder

12st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Camilla Poulton

Not disgraced in any of his three qualifying races, the last two in good-quality 2m4f Newbury novices; in much calmer waters for today's handicap debut and ought to get much more competitive this time.

9/2

6th

13

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

14:35 Newbury

Touch Of Thunder

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Camilla Poulton

22l sixth of 12 when 150-1 over C&D (good to soft) last time was improvement but he's surely best watched until going handicapping.

50/1

Form: 45

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up on last year's Irish point debut; failed to build upon first run over hurdles when a well-held fifth of 12 at Warwick (soft; 125-1) last month; plenty of improvement required.

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4th

1

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Grasss Jet

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Thomas Gallagher

Second on last year's Irish point debut and has displayed promise on all three hurdling starts this autumn (1m7f-2m4f); not obviously well treated for today's handicap debut but the step up in trip may unlock improvement.

14/1

7th

6

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

13:05 Newbury

Grasss Jet

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Thomas Gallagher

Runner-up on last year's Irish point debut; failed to build upon first run over hurdles when a well-held fifth of 12 at Warwick (soft; 125-1) last month; plenty of improvement required.

66/1

5th

3

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Warwick

Grasss Jet

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Thomas Gallagher

towards rear of midfield

50/1

Form: 23-9

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No impact in a bumper or novice hurdle (125-1) since joining this yard; one of two runners for these connections.

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2nd

9

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Eire Street

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Jackie Stephen

Well beaten in 2m novice here on stable debut in December but 2-2 since switched to handicaps, the latest win gained in very good style at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in February; seemingly on a steep upward curve; major player.

11/2

1st

7

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Eire Street

10st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Jackie Stephen

Opened his account with a 25l success at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) last Monday, on handicap debut and second run for new yard; good chance under 7lb penalty, provided the form is repeated in this different scenario (longer distance, contrasting course and higher grade).

Evs

OUR TIP

Form: 6 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Better effort in Irish points when a close second in March (soft ground) to a subsequent bumper winner; favourite but folded tamely after making running when sixth of nine at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) on hurdling debut; bit to prove after that; also declared 1.44 Bangor.

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1st

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Captain Wallace

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Tailed off on handicap debut in February but took huge step forward at Exeter (2m2f, good) on Friday, keeping on strongly to win readily by 10l; needs to be taken very seriously under 7lb penalty here.

11/8

1st

11

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Captain Wallace

11st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

raced in second

14/1

9th

12

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Captain Wallace

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Joined Sam Thomas after going very close in soft-ground Irish point last March; launched rules career with three disappointing maiden/novice hurdle runs towards end of last year (2m-2m4f) but makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and still has plenty of time to get his act together; hooded for first time.

6/1

Form: 684-

Last run: 247 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten on all three starts; may do better when qualified for handicaps but faces a stiff assignment here.

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5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ran big race in defeat when fitted with cheekpieces for last month's chasing debut at Southwell (3m, heavy), and bumped into a progressive subsequent winner when well-held second at Leicester (2m6f, soft) 23 days ago; likely contender here.

11/4

2nd

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Took a step in a positive direction when switching to fences at Southwell (3m, heavy; runner-up in first-time cheekpieces) last month; 3lb higher but is lightly raced and open to further improvement from this lowly mark; rates as the most obvious threat to Montgomery.

11/4

2nd

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, headway and pressed winner on turn before 2 out, not fluent and lost ground 2 out, rallied and joined winner run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

11/2

200/1

Form: 0-5800

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

0-12 over hurdles and looks exposed; well beaten in his two runs for current stable and now returns from wind surgery.

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7th

3

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Dixie Flyer

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

Of interest on his Irish form and although he's yet to fire for Sean Curran, he's dropped 19lb in five runs; blinkers now given a go; check betting.

16/1

11th

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Dixie Flyer

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Sean Curran

Bumper winner who was in the frame four times over hurdles in Ireland but has not yet found his form for new connections since back from a layoff and continues best watched.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to the bumper and useful 3m hurdle winner What Path; changed hands for £180,000 after a debut second in an Irish point (yielding ground) in April; worth monitoring in the market with his powerful yard also running Jingko Blue.

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0

8

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

13:05 Newbury

Jeu Des Champs

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Nicky Henderson

Half-brother to the bumper and useful 3m hurdle winner What Path; changed hands for £180,000 after a debut second in an Irish point (yielding ground) in April; worth monitoring in the market with his powerful yard also running Jingko Blue.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £51.00
Straight Forecast £48.00
Trifecta £128.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jingko Blue

RP RATINGS:

Masaccio

Daily Mail:

Emailandy

WEST COUNTRY:

Kayf Dancer

TOPSPEED:

Jingko Blue

LAMBOURN:

Jingko Blue

The Times:

Jingko Blue

The Guardian:

Jingko Blue

D Express:

Jingko Blue

The Star:

Jingko Blue

Daily Record:

Jingko Blue

POSTDATA:

Masaccio

Telegraph:

Masaccio

Daily Mirror:

Masaccio

The Sun:

Masaccio