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Paul Ferguson’s Jumpers To Follow “Introductory” Juvenile Hurdle (Go North Grey Bomber Qual’) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £15843
  • 2m 0f 46y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Paul Ferguson’s Jumpers To Follow “Introductory” Juvenile Hurdle (Go North Grey Bomber Qual’) (GBB)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Regressive seven-race maiden on Flat (peak RPR 69); chance depends on how well he responds to wind surgery and change of code on debut for new yard.

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

7th

9

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

Captain Potter

10st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

Well backed when winning at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) 12 days ago on his second hurdle start; came well clear with a solid yardstick and receives valuable 4yo allowance on this handicap debut; possible contender.

7/1

1st

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:07 Sedgefield

Captain Potter

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

midfield

33/1

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: 7

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

French Flat form (peak RPR 95) is respectable in this context; shaped better than bare result (well-held seventh) in Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Cheltenham on British debut and has possibilities at this lower level.

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

3rd

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

18:00 Hereford

Ellerton

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Fairly useful on the Flat in France but nothing exciting over hurdles to date (highly tried a couple of times, beaten in a weak juvenile event too); this is far more realistic on his handicap debut back from a short break.

3/1

Form: P

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Thrown into deep end, along with stablemate Ellerton, in Cheltenham Grade 2 on hurdles debut (hampered at first flight; eventually pulled up); top rated (RPR 98) on his Flat form for Andrew Balding.

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Verdict Starting price

13th

1

(15)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Galactic Jack

9st 12lb

J: J F Egan

T: Harriet Dickin

Remote in the Chester Vase last May; won at Salisbury (1m4f, good to firm) last June in first-time cheekpieces but he has not shone since (mostly over hurdles) for four different stables; now tries a visor.

50/1

5th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Galactic Jack

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harriet Dickin

Tailed off back on the Flat 18 days ago after struggling over hurdles; hardly has his tail up going into this handicap debut from 2lb out of the weights.

40/1

10th

11

(6)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Galactic Jack

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: Harriet Dickin

Sole AW run saw him last of ten at 100-1 on Southwell Tapeta in late December; that was in the middle of a modest campaign switched to hurdling by new yard and he needs something like his peak Flat form (1m4f win last June in first-time cheekpieces, for Andrew Balding) to hold a winning chance on this first start since leaving Tony Charlton.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unexposed sort, having raced just four times on Flat, winning once (1m4f, soft, RPR 89; penultimate outing); remains open to further progress and looks the type to make a useful juvenile hurdler for his major dual-purpose yard; respected.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(5)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

18:20 Windsor

Insanity

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Absent since underwhelming hurdles efforts in December; has some promising Flat form, notably a Ffos Las novice success (1m4f, soft) under Rossa Ryan; interesting back under this code.

7/1

0

4

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:20 Kempton

Insanity

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position after 3rd, struggling before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

1m6f Flat winner (peak RPR 86) for Charlie Johnston; unraced on soft/heavy; sold 45,000gns, gelded and had wind surgery since last run; now wears tongue-tie; has the ability to make a fairly useful hurdler.

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2nd

2

(4)

2nd May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:27 Ayr

Midnight Lion

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, soon led, rallied when headed over 2f out, no extra final 110yds

5/2

7th

1

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:57 Newcastle (AW)

Midnight Lion

10st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

1m6f winner for the Johnston yard last summer who took advantage of a tumbling mark here last Monday, when doing it well over 1m2f; won't mind going back up in distance and holds fair claims under a 5lb penalty.

2/1

Form: 2

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

1m2f Flat winner (RPR 79) for James Ferguson; sets the hurdles standard, having finished second at Musselburgh (good to soft) on debut in this sphere, and is open to progress; declared 1:15 Newbury Friday.

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6

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Ragosina

10st 12lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

1m2f Flat winner for James Ferguson; off the mark over hurdles in a mares' event at Sedgefield in February (2m4f, soft); not so good last time (heavy); cheekpieces now tried; handicap debut; others look better treated.

14/1

6th

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 3

13:50 Stratford

Ragosina

10st 13lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: B F Brookhouse

prominent

4/1

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Verdict

The two Syd Hosie-trained contenders, Ellerton (second choice) and Galactic Jack, faced a difficult introduction to hurdling at Cheltenham two weeks ago and have possibilities dropped back in class. However, the Alan King-trained INSANITY looks an interesting prospect for this sphere and is taken to score at the first attempt.[Steve Boow]