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14:15 Newbury

Good To Soft

Bet In Race With Coral Intermediate Handicap Hurdle (Reg’ As The Gerry Feilden) (Premier H’cap)(GBB)

  • Prize money: £28475
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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Bet In Race With Coral Intermediate Handicap Hurdle (Reg’ As The Gerry Feilden) (Premier H’cap)(GBB)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1154-2 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Fine fourth in Grade 1 Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree (2m, good to soft) in April and that form reads well; returned with respectable second of four in Grade 2 Elite Hurdle at Wincanton (2m, good to soft), which may have got the freshness out of him (didn't settle); one to consider on handicap debut.

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

5th

1

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 1

15:35 Ascot

Hansard

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Has won on soft; excellent fourth in Grade 1 novice at Aintree in April; travelled smoothly to two out and responded well thereafter when winning eight-runner Grade 3 handicap at Newbury (again 2m on good to soft) three weeks ago; up 4lb and in a much stronger field but he's a serious prospect.

6/1

1st

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

14:15 Newbury

Hansard

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Fine fourth in Grade 1 Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree (2m, good to soft) in April and that form reads well; returned with respectable second of four in Grade 2 Elite Hurdle at Wincanton (2m, good to soft), which may have got the freshness out of him (didn't settle); one to consider on handicap debut.

13/2

11/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2106-3

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

French hurdle winner who was very well backed on his British debut when mid-division in the 4yo handicap at the Cheltenham Festival in March; fair efforts at Ascot on his two runs since and he could improve for last month's reappearance there, but he needs to.

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13

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Bad

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

0-7 in Britain but he has gone close, notably when grabbed on the line by the rallying winner at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft; Arqoob never dangerous in third) in February; disappointing when joint-favourite for the Imperial Cup on this course next time; starting to look frustrating but he's certainly not handicapped out of things and a first-time tongue-strap could help.

8/1

11th

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Bad

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

French winner (2m2f, heavy) who is 0-6 in Britain but has run some really good races, most recently following wind surgery when narrow second of 16 at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) in first-time cheekpieces (retained); today's shorter trip may be ideal and this 5yo is in calculations up 4lb.

11/2

2nd

14

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Bad

10st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Winless in five runs since arriving from France but the first of them came in the competitive Fred Winter at Cheltenham and he has been placed on all three starts this season, two of them here; went in snatches last time but still ran well and has since had wind surgery; reappears in cheekpieces with his stable in very good form; moving up from 2m to 2m3f could suit; interesting.

6/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 211-61 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Very talented on the Flat and made it 3-4 in the tongue-tie and for this yard (all hurdles) when bolting up in C&D handicap (good to soft) last month, after a break; hit with 11lb rise but there could still be mileage in his mark in view of his dominance last time, as well as his Flat ability.

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2nd

1

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Brentford Hope

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

In the form of his life after wins last month at Newcastle and valuable Haydock contest, keen enough but seeing it out well; top-weight but seems a fair mark and potentially a major player.

12/1

1st

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Brentford Hope

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

A model of consistency over hurdles, and his latest win at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) two weeks ago was a career best; should again have the measure of third-placed Salsada; big player once more despite a 5lb rise.

15/8

1st

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Brentford Hope

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Derham

made all, reduced lead 4 out, joined briefly home turn, going best 2 out, shaken up before last, ridden and faced challenge run-in, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

6/4

33/1

Form: 6-3713 D BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Back on song with handicap win at Kempton (2m, good) last month and fair third there (2m, good to soft) on Monday; however, this is a much tougher assignment and others are preferred.

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2nd

17

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Tapley

10st 12lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

Won twice under Elizabeth Gale last season (2m, good) and solid fourth of 18 at Cheltenham last time (2m1f, good; behind two of these); can give another good account but needs a career best to win this hot race.

20/1

4th

15

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Tapley

10st 13lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

in touch with leaders

14/1

3rd

13

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Tapley

10st 10lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

Prominent racer with a course win to his name and he was good value for his narrow winning margin under Elizabeth Gale last time at Fakenham (2m, good; 5lb lower); prior to that he was only placed in a couple of handicaps won by today's rivals and he might be vulnerable in this strong a handicap.

10/1

Form: 46-115 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Comfortable wins this autumn on first two starts for yard (2m, good), on second occasion in a competitive handicap at Cheltenham; must prove he can cope with the hike up the weights and he was soundly beaten at Ascot last time, but that was on soft going; not written off now back on better ground.

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3rd

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Our Champ

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

led but pestered, increased tempo 5th

4/1

1st

11

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Our Champ

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

travelled strongly, midfield

10/1

7th

19

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Our Champ

10st 12lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Won his first two races for current yard, both on good ground; no further progress; chance partly depends on whether he's helped by two new factors, namely wind surgery and fitting of tongue-tie.

33/1

Form: 11P-P1 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Two novice hurdle wins early this year (1m7f, good to soft) and he returned to form with a win in first-time cheekpieces at Lingfield (2m, soft) recently; he could have more to offer in the headgear but there's a firm suspicion he'll be vulnerable in this hotter race.

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8th

9

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:10 Uttoxeter

Celtic Art

10st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jeremy Scott

midfield

11/2

3rd

3

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Celtic Art

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

raced in second, pressed leader 4 out, switched right before 2 out, soon lost second, kept on run-in

11/4

3rd

8

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Celtic Art

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Only 1lb higher than for his Lingfield win in November (2m, soft; first-time cheekpieces); below par since then and didn't look at home on the heavy ground at Wincanton last time.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11011- CD

Last run: 217 days

W: 11st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Ex-French filly who won C&D 4yo event (good) on British debut in March and, after Cheltenham Festival flop, she won competitive handicaps in April at Cheltenham (2m1f, good) and Sandown (2m, soft); wind op since; has stacks of potential and top trainer has excellent record in this race.

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2nd

3

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

14:05 Doncaster

Under Control

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders, pushed along after 2 out, headway last, ridden run-in, kept on and went second inside final furlong, no match for winner

4/1

Form: 1112-0 D

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Made all in three handicaps in a row in Ireland last season (1m7f-2m3f, heavy-good to yielding) and may have been ready for a break when well beaten at Killarney in May; needs to be better than ever today but she's only five and has travelled from Ireland for her comeback; not discounted.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:22 Wexford

Doyen Ta Win

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

made all

5/1

3rd

2

21st Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

17:20 Tramore

Doyen Ta Win

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

led, jumped slightly left 4 out, much reduced lead after 3 out

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £471.00
Straight Forecast £534.20
Tricast £1443.20
Trifecta £1508.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Under Control

TOPSPEED:

Brentford Hope

RP RATINGS:

Hansard

POSTDATA:

Celtic Art

LAMBOURN:

Under Control

The Times:

Under Control

Daily Mail:

Under Control

D Express:

Under Control

The Sun:

Under Control

Daily Record:

Under Control

Telegraph:

Brentford Hope

The Guardian:

Brentford Hope

Daily Mirror:

Brentford Hope

The Star:

Brentford Hope