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15:50 Wincanton

Soft

Kingwell Farm ‘Junior’ National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2178.4
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Kingwell Farm ‘Junior’ National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

Form: 1 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dictated a steady pace when making most of the running at Ludlow (good to soft) but he quickened up well and the fifth has won since; likely contender with James Turner's claim erasing the penalty.

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3rd

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:40 Chepstow

Lightning Flash

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Twice well held in bumpers after a successful debut but bred to make a jumper and he ran a nice first race over hurdles behind a respected rival at Taunton (beaten 2l; soft); faces another one here but should run well.

9/2

2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:10 Taunton

Lightning Flash

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Out of a half-sister to high-class jumper Mr Mole; readily won Ludlow bumper (good to soft) on debut in November but his next two bumper runs were disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him on today's hurdling debut.

8/1

10th

7

21st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:05 Lingfield (AW)

Lightning Flash

10st 9lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ready win on debut at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in November; heavy ground may have been too much for him at Wincanton last month and he's not written off under a 4lb penalty.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£45,000 3yo; seventh foal; closely related to 2m4f/2m7f hurdle/chase winner Allo Allo, half-brother to winners Ebonello (bumper/2m hurdle) & Pour Les Filles (bumper); dam bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, sister to high-class bumper/2m-3m1f hurdle winner Marello; bred to have a future; one of the five newcomers representing the yard.

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5th

4

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 2

15:50 Newbury

Crest Of Fortune

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

Plenty of bumper winners in his pedigree and he enhanced the family record with a workmanlike success at Wincanton (heavy; 11-2) in December despite running green; he was one of three Honeyball runners that day and the same number line up here; might be the pick of them again.

9/1

1st

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:45 Wincanton

Crest Of Fortune

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Anthony Honeyball

£45,000 3yo; seventh foal; closely related to 2m4f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Allo Allo, half-brother to winners Ebonello (bumper/2m hurdle) and Pour Les Filles (bumper); dam bumper/2m4f hurdle winner; some appeal on pedigree; one of four entered for a trainer who is 21% in bumpers (five seasons).

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£16,000 3yo; fifth foal; half-brother to useful winners Uncle Alastair (bumper and 2m-3m hurdle/chase) and Movie Legend (2m-2m4f hurdle/chase); dam 2m4f-2m6f hurdle winner; market informative with his trainer saddling five.

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10th

8

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 2

15:50 Newbury

Dance And Glance

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

£16,000 3yo; Passing Glance half-brother to useful winners Uncle Alastair (bumper and 2m-3m hurdle/chase) and Movie Legend (2m-2m4f hurdle/chase); dam 2m4f-2m6f hurdle winner; well worth a market check on debut with leading bumper stable (successful in this race last year) running three.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£18,000 yearling; second foal; half-brother to dual bumper winner The Kemble Brewery; dam point winner/unplaced in bumpers and over hurdles, sister to smart 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner Warriors Tale and 2m4f-3m chase winner Elkstone; jockey arrangements suggest that he could be his stable's best chance.

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9th

4

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:45 Wincanton

Dark Material

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

£18,000 yearling; second foal; half-brother to dual bumper winner The Kemble Brewery; dam point winner/unplaced in bumpers and over hurdles, sister to smart 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner Warriors Tale; another of the trainer's four entrants who looks worth a market check.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£12,000 3yo; second foal; half-brother to 2m hurdle winner Chase A Fortune; dam bumper/2m6f hurdle winner, out of maiden half-sister to useful chasers Setter Country (best around 2m) and Linton Rocks (stayed 3m); another interesting newcomer from the Honeyball yard.

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14th

10

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 2

15:50 Newbury

Double Dragon

10st 10lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Some encouragement when under 10l fourth of ten at Hereford (good; 7-2) in December, losing ground late on; wouldn't need to improve much to come into the reckoning.

16/1

4th

3

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

15:22 Hereford

Double Dragon

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Anthony Honeyball

£12,000 3yo; half-brother to 2m hurdle winner Chase A Fortune; dam bumper/2m6f hurdle winner, out of maiden half-sister to two useful chasers; stable has always had a good record in bumpers; shortlisted on debut.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; half-brother to bumper winner Montenay; dam 1m2f winner (RPR 88), half-sister to 2m4f Group 1 winner Sergeant Cecil and 2m7f-3m1f chase winner Graduation Night; stable 0-8 in bumpers during recent seasons.

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3rd

9

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:30 Fontwell

Grenadier Jed

10st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

disputed lead, led clearly 5f out, headed 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong

16/1

5th

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:45 Wincanton

Grenadier Jed

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Fifth foal; half-brother to bumper winner Montenay; dam 1m2f winner (RPR 88), half-sister to 2m4f Group 1 winner Sergeant Cecil and 2m7f-3m1f chase winner Graduation Night; trainer 0-9 in bumpers over five seasons.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made 200,000euros as a yearling but never raced for Godolphin and was sold on for 8,000gns earlier this year; best watched.

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6th

9

21st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:05 Lingfield (AW)

Infantryman

10st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Pat Murphy

20-1, tailed off on last month's debut at Wincanton (heavy).

100/1

7th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:45 Wincanton

Infantryman

11st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Pat Murphy

200,000euros yearling, 8,000gns 3yo; first foal; dam French 9.5f winner (including AW; RPR 90); trainer's only bumper runner of the past five years was second twice.

40/1

Form: 3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Couldn't lay a glove on front-runner Lightning Flash at Ludlow but that was a good first run and he's bred to progress with racing.

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6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

13:55 Plumpton

Night Stalker

10st 10lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

held up in rear, jumped badly right and mistake 2nd, unseated when swerved sharply right and tried to refuse 3rd

14/1

5th

9

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Kempton

Night Stalker

10st 9lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Drops back in class, having come up short in Listed grade at Cheltenham on New Year's Day; placed at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in November but that form has largely worked out poorly.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

55,000euros 3yo; sixth foal; half-brother to winners Special Tiara (2m-2m1f hurdle/top-class chase), Special Diamond (2m hurdle) and Accidental Rebel (2m3f-2m5f hurdle); dam unraced half-sister to useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Royal Choice; appealing on paper and one of five runners for the yard.

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11

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Oakleys Way

10st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

held up in rear

5/2

3rd

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:45 Wincanton

Oakleys Way

11st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

35,000euros foal, 55,000euros 3yo; sixth foal; half-brother to three winners, including Special Tiara (2m-2m1f hurdle and top-class chase); dam unraced half-sister to useful 2m-2m4f hurdle and chase winner Royal Choice; another interesting runner representing this trainer; market check.

6/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£13,000 3yo; third foal; half-brother to 1m3f AW winner Ring Fenced (RPR 80); dam 1m2f winner (88), half-sister to 2m Listed winner Ranch Hand out of useful 1m6f winning half-sister to 1m Group 2 winner Passing Glance and Imperial Cup winner Scorned; stable's bumper record of 0-15 in these races in recent seasons reduces appeal; wears a tongue-tie.

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8th

10

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:45 Wincanton

Sea Victory

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Jo Davis

£13,000 3yo; third foal; half-brother to 1m3f AW winner Ring Fenced (RPR 80); dam 1m2f winner (88), half-sister to 2m Listed winner Ranch Hand; trainer 0-15 in bumpers (five seasons); tongue-tie fitted for his debut.

50/1

Form: 8

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never made any real inroads from off the pace when midfield at Exeter (1m5f, good to soft; 25-1).

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9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:35 Wincanton

Square Du Roule

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Beaten 27l in his first bumper and a lot further since then, the last twice over hurdles.

100/1

8th

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:10 Taunton

Square Du Roule

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Soundly beaten in both bumpers last year and also when a big-priced outsider for recent hurdling debut at Hereford.

100/1

9th

5

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Square Du Roule

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Well held in bumpers at Exeter (behind Kel Du Large) and this track; out of a jumps winner but needs major improvement on bare form.

66/1

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Verdict

Ludlow winner Lightning Flash has to be feared with James Turner’s claim taking care of his penalty, but Anthony Honeyball does particularly well in bumpers and he runs five. The market should reveal plenty but DARK MATERIAL is a half-brother to this season’s Cheltenham bumper winner The Kemble Brewery and Sam Twiston-Davies is 8-22 for the yard this season.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Lightning Flash

SPOTLIGHT:

Dark Material

Daily Record:

Night Stalker

WEST COUNTRY:

Crest Of Fortune

POSTDATA:

Lightning Flash

Telegraph:

Lightning Flash

D Express:

Lightning Flash

Daily Mirror:

Lightning Flash

The Sun:

Lightning Flash

The Times:

Dark Material

The Guardian:

Dark Material