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Betfair Racing Podcasts Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7804.5
  • 1m 7f 216y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Betfair Racing Podcasts Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Windy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 5-23

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Finished alone to win Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) on debut and runner-up at Kempton (2m, good) in May on first hurdle start; another promising run when third to Southoftheborder (due to run in 1.50) over C&D (soft) last month and has had wind op since; interesting on handicap debut.

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

7th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

13:25 Sandown

Classic Anthem

11st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jim Boyle

Won here (2m, heavy; 8lb higher today) in December in his only handicap and placed in his other three starts over hurdles; beaten a neck at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) on latest, seeming to prove his stamina despite racing freely; needs to find extra.

6/1

2nd

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:45 Plumpton

Classic Anthem

11st 10lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jim Boyle

Placed on first two hurdling starts and, following a wind op, kept on well to open account in Sandown handicap (2m, heavy) last month; ought to be suited by today's step up in trip and is a leading contender.

6/4

16/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 5-8116

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Landed a good-ground hat-trick this May-July (two over hurdles, one on the Flat) and his trainer has won three of the last eight runnings of this race; heavy/soft ground probably hasn't suited on his last three starts (back over hurdles most recently) but he could have the same problem today.

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3rd

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Hes A Latchico

11st 1lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4th, headway and went third after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

15/8

6th

3

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:20 Fontwell

Hes A Latchico

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

towards rear, midfield when hit 4th

11/4

2nd

11

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Hes A Latchico

10st 7lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Won three on the bounce earlier this year on good ground (two hurdles here and a Flat handicap) and showed that softer ground holds no fears when looking as though he would win at Sandown before getting outstayed over 2m on heavy; should stay this far under these conditions and this mark isn't beyond him.

14/1

Form: 41-13 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Easily won Market Rasen bumper (2m, good) in February and followed up on hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) in October; well-beaten third at Exeter (2m, good to soft) last time and could do with settling better on handicap debut, but he's in good hands to progress; tongue-tie goes on.

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11th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Asta La Pasta

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Bumper winner who is now 3-5 over hurdles after defying a double penalty in workmanlike fashion at Wetherby (2m, soft; placed on heavy); the form of that race has been let down and he was only third in his previous handicap when 9lb lower; needs his best yet and by some margin.

7/1

1st

1

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Wetherby

Asta La Pasta

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Bumper winner who made it 2-4 over hurdles when easily winning a novice at Market Rasen on Boxing Day (2m, good to soft; also effective on heavy); now carries double penalty but holds leading claims nevertheless.

13/8

11

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Asta La Pasta

10st 4lb

T: Dan Skelton

Form: 6F2-11 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Easy win on his handicap and seasonal debut at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in October and readily followed up off the same mark at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) eight days later, when forced to switch; hit with 12lb rise but could still be ahead of the handicapper.

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4th

5

8th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

15:35 Sandown

West End Boy

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Easy win on his handicap and seasonal debut at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in October and readily followed up off the same mark at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) eight days later, when forced to switch; hit with 12lb rise but could still be ahead of the handicapper.

9/2

1st

8

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:37 Plumpton

West End Boy

10st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Displayed significant improvement on seasonal/handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) eight days ago, drawing clear to win quite comfortably by 10l; escapes a penalty here and commands respect.

5/4

OUR TIP

Form: 22

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Went close on rules debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in October and runner-up to Josh The Boss (due to run in 1.50) at Aintree (2m4f, soft) last time; there's every chance he'll be effective at today's shorter trip and this very lightly raced 4yo brings potential to his handicap debut.

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2nd

6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Magical King

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Merely fifth in his two previous handicaps and he's just 2lb lower today; however, he got off the mark in first-time cheekpieces (retained) in a novice here (2m3f, soft) last month, when narrowly behind Willsburg when that rival fell at the final flight; and he's not ruled out.

15/2

1st

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Magical King

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Stuart Edmunds

Runner-up in the autumn on first two hurdle starts (2m4f, good to soft/soft) and, while he hasn't really kicked on, he's run respectably in the face of some tough tasks since; has an easier assignment today and holds leading claims in first-time cheekpieces for yard in flying form.

5/4

5th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

13:25 Sandown

Magical King

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Went close on rules/hurdle debut in October and better form on all three starts since, place chance when hampered at the final flight on handicap debut won by Classic Anthem here (2m, heavy; stays 2m4f) on second occasion; should not be far away.

9/1

20/1

Form: 242-22

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

French Flat winner who was runner-up over hurdles on final two runs there; he could improve for last month's British debut in Taunton maiden hurdle (2m3f, good to soft) but was no match for the winner in second and he's not obviously well treated off his opening mark.

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4

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:20 Exeter

Sun Joy

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

His French Flat win (soft) came in cheekpieces, which he wore for the first time in Britain when winning handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) in January; he beat 14 rivals and has just a modest 3lb rise to deal with this afternoon; on the shortlist in the retained headgear.

9/2

1st

7

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Sun Joy

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Mark is finally more in line with his peak hurdling achievements here and in France on all going types; interesting to see whether the first use of cheekpieces since his Flat days can inspire a stronger finish.

14/1

6th

5

7th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:55 Plumpton

Sun Joy

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

French Flat winner and signed off there with two seconds over hurdles; again ran well when finding one too good (10l inferior) in a Taunton maiden and a struggle on heavy ground at Sandown (handicap on latest start) is always readily forgiven; dangerous to leave out of calculations.

9/2

Form: 2212-4

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

French bumper winner who has been well beaten over hurdles on both British starts but they were still fair runs relative to today's modest opening mark, and he shaped over C&D last time as though he would improve for the run; possible improver for leading yard and firmly in calculations.

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8

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Impact Du Bonheur

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield, not fluent 5th, niggled along briefly 8th, outpaced and dropped to rear 9th

11/2

6th

13

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Impact Du Bonheur

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

French bumper winner who has been well beaten over hurdles on all three British starts, last of seven off this mark on handicap debut at Sandown on latest (2m, heavy; 5-1, weakening when hampered at the final flight); cheekpieces join the tongue-tie.

11/2

7th

7

8th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

15:35 Sandown

Impact Du Bonheur

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

French bumper winner who has been well beaten over hurdles on both British starts but they were still fair runs relative to today's modest opening mark, and he shaped over C&D last time as though he would improve for the run; possible improver for leading yard and firmly in calculations.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £329.00
Straight Forecast £341.90
Tricast £2461.70
Trifecta £3057.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Immortal

WEST COUNTRY:

West End Boy

The Times:

Classic Anthem

SPOTLIGHT:

Impact Du Bonheur

POSTDATA:

Impact Du Bonheur

Telegraph:

West End Boy

Daily Mirror:

West End Boy

The Sun:

West End Boy

LAMBOURN:

Immortal

D Express:

Immortal

The Star:

Immortal

Daily Record:

Immortal

The Guardian:

Classic Anthem

Daily Mail:

Classic Anthem