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13:45 Plumpton

Good To Soft

Theo’s Charm Memorial Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 1m 7f 195y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Theo’s Charm Memorial Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 40-731

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Former useful Flat-racer who confirmed previous hurdle promise when coming well clear at Fontwell two weeks ago (2m1f, heavy); that form doesn't look strong and a penalty may find him out.

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6th

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:52 Plumpton

Classic Lord

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

led, not fluent and headed 2nd, outpaced and lost position 4 out, slow jump 3 out, soon weakened

6/1

2nd

1

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:46 Sandown

Classic Lord

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ex-Irish; impressive wins at Fontwell (2m1f) and Bangor (2m) this winter from the front in novice hurdles on heavy ground; ridden by 7lb claimer, faded markedly when making his handicap hurdle debut over 2m4f on soft at Aintree, so his stamina has not been proved.

7/1

10

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Classic Lord

10st 7lb

T: Tim Vaughan

Form: PP

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled up at Ffos Las and Ludlow at odds of 66-1 and 200-1 respectively; no appeal.

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1

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Ask Me Out

11st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, outpaced and struggling 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 9th

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced half-sister to the stable's Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth; made his hurdling debut over 2m4f here last month and he did well to finish a closing third after a bad blunder four out had him on the back foot; while clearly open to improvement if cutting out the mistakes, this drop in trip wouldn't be an obvious positive.

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5th

4

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Avada Kedavra

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

midfield, good headway after 4 out, outpaced and found little after 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

5/2

7th

1

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 2

13:15 Warwick

Avada Kedavra

11st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Nicky Henderson

Out of an unraced half-sister to the stable's Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth; made hurdling debut over 2m4f at Plumpton (good to soft) and finished third after a bad blunder four out had him on the back foot; below form dropped to 2m next time and needs major overall improvement.

14/1

7th

2

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Avada Kedavra

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Out of an unraced half-sister to stable's Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth; made hurdling debut over 2m4f at Plumpton (good to soft) and did well to finish a closing third after a bad blunder four out had him on the back foot; while clearly open to improvement, this drop in trip wouldn't be an obvious positive.

100/30

Abandoned

Form: 31-2 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Came 8l clear in a Fontwell bumper (good); positively ridden when ultimately no match for the Nicholls-trained Emailandy over 2m4f here (good to soft) four weeks ago with a staying-on Avada Kedavra closing to within 2l; that form looks very solid with the winner placed in a good race at Newbury on Saturday; dropping back in trip heightens interest further.

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1st

2

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:40 Newbury

Goodwin

11st 6lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Bumper winner who has performed to a similar level in winning a novice at Plumpton and finishing third under a penalty at Kempton (both over 2m on good to soft); progressive 6yo who likes to get on with it and shouldn't be far away.

7/2

3rd

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:55 Kempton

Goodwin

11st 6lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

led, jumped left 1st, headed 2 out, soon ridden, lost second and no extra from last

5/2

1st

7

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

12:40 Plumpton

Goodwin

11st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

made all

11/4

Form: 77

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

0-4 in points and no better than seventh in 2m3f/2m hurdles; one for further down the line.

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5th

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:00 Exeter

Hellstopatthetop

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Irish point runner up who is hard to make a strong case for based on his form under rules so far.

33/1

0

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

13:35 Taunton

Hellstopatthetop

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Maiden pointer who showed nothing more than tiny glimmers of promise in three maiden/novice hurdles this autumn (2m-2m3f); upped in trip for today's chase/handicap debut; considered only if lively in the betting.

20/1

0

6

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Chepstow

Hellstopatthetop

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

towards rear

66/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 254 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

40-1, tailed off on debut at Newbury (bumper, soft) in March; he's probably best watched for the time being.

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8

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:10 Taunton

Joker De Thaix

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Well beaten in two of his three qualifying races but ran well for a long way when fourth at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in between; makes handicap debut here; could have a say.

12/1

8th

5

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:23 Uttoxeter

Joker De Thaix

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

No show in his first two starts but he shaped with some promise when fourth of ten in a maiden hurdle here (2m4f, heavy; hood added) last month; should be able to build on that but he has plenty to find with Roccos Inspiration on this drop back in trip.

5/1

Form: 1/P-3 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has had two lengthy absences since sweeping aside the useful Itso Fury on his bumper debut at Kempton in early 2022; it was a very likeable return he made at Newbury when third behind the exciting Willmount at Newbury (2m, good to soft) and he should make his presence felt.

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4th

8

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Onewayortother

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

pressed leader

10/1

10th

9

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Onewayortother

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Kempton bumper winner in 2022; very respectable third in Newbury maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) on seasonal debut in November, but backward step last month and others have more pressing claims.

10/1

5th

12

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Onewayortother

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Bumper winner (2m, good to soft) who was pulled up on hurdle debut at Lingfield last November but returned from a year off to finish third behind a Nicky Henderson hotpot at Newbury (2m, good to soft) last month; has claims on the back of that performance.

11/2

Form: 52

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won his second Flat start in France without too much trouble (1m3f; very soft); has raced too freely in both his hurdles, finishing well held in a good race at Ascot but he deserves credit for staying on the scene at Lingfield (2m, good to soft); this sharper track should be to his liking.

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12th

11

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:50 Newbury

Pyrotechnic

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Flat win in France (1m3f, very soft); performances at Ascot (1m7f, soft) and Lingfield (2m, good to soft; runner-up) were the best hurdles form in this field but more will almost certainly be required to win this and he could do with settling better; stable runs three.

6/1

Form: 3-

Last run: 284 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Close second over 1m4f in France (soft); wasn't helped by a bad mistake three out when appearing to perform below market expectations on her hurdling debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, good; beaten 26l; 5-2); no doubt capable of better.

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8

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Jamaicaine

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mulholland

Lengthy breaks between first three races; close second in a French Flat race on debut but modest form on British/hurdles debut, tailed off next time and pulled up latest; handicap debutante in famous colours but it's still not an enticing profile; market can guide.

14/1

0

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Jamaicaine

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Long breaks between all three races; close second on Flat debut in France but beaten a long way in two hurdles for this yard; one for handicaps.

20/1

10th

12

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Jamaicaine

10st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

Close second on Flat debut in France in spring 2022 but well held when third on stable/hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) in February and will need a much better performance.

8/1

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Verdict

This shorter trip looks a major plus for GOODWIN who gave Saturday’s Newbury third Emailandy a lot lot more to think about here last month than a near 10l defeat would suggest. Avada Kedavra ran well in third considering his chance was severely compromised by a jolting error four out, though this drop back in distance wouldn’t be an obvious plus for him. The danger could be Onewayortother who retains significant potential after his nice reappearance at Newbury.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Goodwin

RP RATINGS:

Onewayortother

LAMBOURN:

Avada Kedavra

The Star:

Classic Lord

The Sun:

Avada Kedavra

TOPSPEED:

Goodwin

POSTDATA:

Goodwin

Telegraph:

Goodwin

The Guardian:

Goodwin

Daily Mail:

Goodwin

D Express:

Goodwin

Daily Record:

Goodwin

The Times:

Onewayortother

Daily Mirror:

Onewayortother