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13:10 Southwell (AW)

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BetMGM: It’s Showtime “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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BetMGM: It’s Showtime “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race

Runners: 14 runners

Type: NH Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Sleet

OUR TIP

Form: 567-6

Last run: 136 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Very useful 1m6f winner for a previous yard but didn't do much over hurdles for Harry Fry and one of four Flat defeats for this yard came in a seller.

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5th

9

(10)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

13:12 Southwell (AW)

Achnamara

9st 1lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Philip Kirby

Formerly useful but holds weak claims on recent form; best effort for current stable came in a seller on turf; down the field in AW handicaps otherwise of late.

50/1

9th

9

(7)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Achnamara

9st 7lb

J: J F Egan

T: Philip Kirby

A fairly useful 1m6f winner for Charlie Johnston but yet to match that form for his current yard, finishing well behind Quantum Cat and Franberri over C&D last time.

33/1

Form: P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner in Poland; 200-1 when pulled up in a Kempton novice hurdle 20 days ago.

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9th

6

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

18:45 Brighton

Barbarosa

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Clare Hobson

towards rear

25/1

8th

15

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

10:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Barbarosa

8st 8lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Clare Hobson

Second start for the yard when winning a 0-50 classified event at Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) in February, but well beaten in both handicaps since and needs to get back on track; can miss the break.

20/1

8th

8

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Barbarosa

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Clare Hobson

reared start, slowly away

14/1

Form:

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a Hereford maiden hurdle only 12 days ago but his Flat form earlier this year (at up to 2m2f) makes him a strong candidate in a race of this nature; the return of cheekpieces is a further positive.

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6th

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Blow Your Horn

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Completed a Flat hat-trick last June but not in the same form since, including twice over hurdles; something to prove back under this code.

33/1

11th

14

(6)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Blow Your Horn

9st 5lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ian Williams

Completed a turf hat-trick over 14.5f-2m2f last summer, but not matched that form on the Flat or over hurdles since; hasn't raced over a trip this short in over four years so not hard to have reservations.

40/1

Form: PP-234 BF

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed over hurdles but in fairly modest company and he remains a maiden; others look better equipped for this.

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2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

14:50 Hexham

Brians Jet

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

0-12 over hurdles but, with blinkers added, has made the frame on four of his five appearances this season; just a respectable fourth at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft) on Boxing Day and not yet proven on slow ground but still enters calculations.

4/1

4th

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

12:15 Sedgefield

Brians Jet

11st 9lb

J: William Maggs

T: Brian Ellison

Pulled up for the fourth time in his last seven starts at Doncaster 11 days ago and still to show soft ground is ideal; easy enough to take on.

8/1

Form: 27882-

Last run: 263 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Threatened on occasions but couldn't win a race for Ben Pauling and it was a small-field handicap in which he was second in March; had wind surgery and changed yards; others preferred.

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11

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Chadlington Lad

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

towards rear

40/1

8th

11

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

11:45 Taunton

Chadlington Lad

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

0-11 over hurdles for Ben Pauling; no match for winner when second of four at Huntingdon (2m, soft) in March and makes stable debut after 274-day absence; had wind surgery in October; others preferred.

12/1

Form: 23F136 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Ran poorly in his latest handicap hurdle but he's usually consistent and has AW experience from his early days; should give his running.

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6th

7

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Warwick

Choirmaster

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Consistent over hurdles this season and was one of two to pull nicely clear of the others when scoring at Bangor (2m, good) last month; close third off new mark there three weeks ago (first-time cheekpieces); respected.

7/1

3rd

3

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Choirmaster

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, prominent, challenging when left in lead 2 out, no extra and headed final 110yds, lost second towards finish

15/8

Form: P-

Last run: 291 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Jumped poorly when pulled up in a juvenile hurdle at Wetherby in February, since when he's had wind surgery; returns in a tongue-tie; only went off 9-1 for his debut and he's still unexposed.

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8th

1

(4)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Coco Loco

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Rebecca Menzies

Makes belated Flat debut after two non-completions over hurdles; very opposable.

66/1

0

4

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Carlisle

Coco Loco

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Achieved nothing at Wetherby (2m) in February, having been hindered by greenness and a lack of fluency; had wind surgery since and now goes in/ tongue-tie; may do better this time.

20/1

Form: 1/20-P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; didn't run much of a race on his hurdle debut at Fakenham but left that form behind to finish a fairly close fourth at Doncaster on Saturday; this would be a quick reappearance but his ability is respected.

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8th

13

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Cuban Court

10st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Neil King

Low-mileage 6yo who showed the benefit of a wind op when keeping-on second of 17 over C&D (good) on handicap debut five weeks ago; moves up from Class 5 today but is open to further progress and goes on the shortlist.

9/1

2nd

7

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Cuban Court

11st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Pulled up in 2m3f event here last month; had wind surgery since; performed well in both 2m attempts at Doncaster (bumper/hurdle) and looks open to improvement now handicapping.

20/1

Form: 6-

Last run: 341 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Won a 1m4f Newbury handicap in August 2022 for Ian Williams when in the same colours; well beaten over hurdles last Christmas but ran okay on last Flat run in June; hood sported the last twice is left off; perhaps placed at best.

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2nd

7

(7)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Dark Mystery

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: B F Brookhouse

Winless since 2022 but he wasn't discredited given he raced wide when ninth of 12 in 1m6f Wolverhampton handicap in February; possibilities off a falling mark.

6/1

9th

5

(10)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dark Mystery

9st 10lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: B F Brookhouse

Sole win (16 races) in August 2022; has edged down the weights and has career-low mark, with penultimate start (June) in particular showing that significant ability remains, but his record beyond 1m4f is a concern.

9/1

6th

3

(1)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

11:30 Lingfield (AW)

Dark Mystery

9st 9lb

J: Matteo Pinna

T: B F Brookhouse

Fair effort when a close fourth on turf here in June; absent since but untried at 2m and not on a bad mark if his stamina holds out.

10/1

Form: P

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner (1m4f-1m6f) at a lowly level; 50-1 when pulled up on last week's hurdling debut, having jumped poorly.

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6th

5

(4)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:50 Newcastle (AW)

Desert Quest

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Ewan Whillans

held up in rear, switched to near side over 3f out

5/1

5th

5

(9)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Desert Quest

9st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

Had three of these behind when back to winning form over C&D in January and again ran well when beaten half a length into second of ten back here last month; up another 1lb but likely to go well again.

6/1

Form: 63-18 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Narrowly won a good-ground Worcester bumper in September but that was a modest race and he was tailed off on his hurdling debut.

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5th

3

(4)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Little Peter

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: John Berry

Bumper winner last September and showed ability on the AW when second of nine behind a 66-1 shot here (1m3f) in December; not so good when fourth of nine at Kempton (1m3f, Polytrack) last time and a line though the winner gives him a bit to find with Caustic.

20/1

4th

2

(3)

10th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Little Peter

9st 6lb

J: Luke Catton

T: John Berry

Bumper winner; outran his 66-1 odds in 1m3f contest at Southwell on the switch to this code, finishing clear second behind the market leader; likely player, provided that form is backed up.

9/2

2nd

3

(9)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

17:15 Southwell (AW)

Little Peter

9st 7lb

J: Luke Catton

T: John Berry

prominent, led 4f out

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 7-

Last run: 304 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Seven Flat wins at up to 1m4f include two on the AW; tailed off on his hurdling debut earlier this year and others might see this out stronger.

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6th

7

(5)

11th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Pistoletto

9st 5lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: John Ryan

dwelt start, in rear

33/1

Form: 4524-6

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Had some useful hurdle form in Ireland for Joseph O'Brien but it's been a quiet start for this yard under both codes, including a heavy defeat at Kelso only four days ago; now tongue tied.

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4th

8

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Libby

10st 6lb

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ex-Irish mare who has been disappointing under all codes for current stable since the autumn; last of four in Newcastle chase (2m4f, heavy) on latest outing five weeks ago; needs to stage a revival but today's much faster ground may aid her cause.

14/1

4th

2

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:20 Newcastle

Libby

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ex-Irish mare who has been disappointing over hurdles and on the Flat for current stable since the autumn; seemed to run well when third of four on last month's chasing debut at Carlisle (2m5f, soft), despite a significant jumping error on final circuit, but her overall profile remains unconvincing.

9/2

Form: 2O79P4

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Second in a turf bumper here in June; has proved limited over hurdles and it was a low-grade handicap in which she was close up 16 days ago.

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6th

4

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

14:05 Doncaster

Riccirella

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in last, weakened after 2 out

100/1

7th

5

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:07 Sedgefield

Riccirella

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Lightly raced 6yo who doesn't look the easiest of rides and best form thus far has come on good ground; however, she stormed home for 2l fourth on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m, good) in November, despite being hampered after final flight, and could prove well treated when things really click.

7/1

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Verdict

Flat form could prove of greater significance than hurdling exploits and that angle makes BLOW YOUR HORN (nap) a strong contender. Choirmaster is the second choice.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Blow Your Horn

Telegraph:

Dark Mystery

RP RATINGS:

Achnamara

POSTDATA:

Libby

The Sun:

Dark Mystery

The Star:

Dark Mystery

The Times:

Blow Your Horn

D Express:

Blow Your Horn

Daily Mirror:

Blow Your Horn

Daily Record:

Blow Your Horn