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Coral Presents “Big Evs” On YouTube Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Coral Presents “Big Evs” On YouTube Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 235-2

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two of his three bumpers last season and ran big race in defeat behind very good prospect on last month's hurdling debut at Exeter (2m, good to soft); moves up in trip here; features prominently in calculations.

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4th

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:15 Uttoxeter

Range

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Beaten in three bumpers but made it second-time lucky over hurdles at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) in December; led for long way before fading into fifth in 3m Doncaster Grade 2 in January; that suggests this drop back in trip could suit; probably capable of better again.

9/4

5th

8

27th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Range

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Sam Thomas

led, headed before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, no chance when not fluent last

8/1

33/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 65-0

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed minor promise in both bumpers last season but was always towards the rear over C&D (good to soft) on hurdling debut in October; now sports cheekpieces.

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1st

2

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Magical Escape

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Had somewhat mixed record over hurdles last season but got back on track and was far too good for Idefix De Ciergues when winning Chepstow maiden (2m7f, soft) last month; if all goes to plan again, he's a big player.

3/1

1st

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Magical Escape

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Displayed big jolt of improvement when runner-up in first-time cheekpieces here (2m3f, heavy) in December, his second hurdling start; that's the best form on offer here but his two subsequent runs were underwhelming (2m5f/2m3f); tries a new trip today.

9/4

4th

6

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Magical Escape

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

in touch with leaders, jumped left 1st, outpaced 7th, not fluent 3 out, lost touch before 2 out, jumped left last, kept on run-in, no telling impression

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 3/285-

Last run: 265 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two bumpers last year and also displayed promise when fifth over C&D (soft) on hurdling debut in March; has fitness to prove after 265-day absence but is open to improvement if fully tuned up.

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3rd

1

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:45 Uttoxeter

Ottoline

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Has not really taken to fences the last twice and she won her last race over hurdles, a 2m6f novice for mares at this course on heavy ground; has to prove herself worthy of current mark, however.

10/1

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:25 Ludlow

Ottoline

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Off the mark at Uttoxeter (2m6f, heavy) on most recent hurdles start; disappointing on chase debut there since but pedigree suggests she should still have more to offer, including in this sphere; not written off.

9/2

Form: 85-52

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten about 30l in both bumpers last season and on last month's hurdling debut but fared much better when clear second (albeit no threat to winner) over C&D (soft) a fortnight ago and should still have more to offer.

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5th

12

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

Hurricane Danny

11st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Runner-up in a Chepstow maiden (2m3f, soft) in November but he's not gone on from that and was tailed off on his handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, soft) in February; still early days in this sphere but he now steps up to 2m7f and has something to prove after another break; stablemate of Florencethemachine.

16/1

8th

3

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Kempton

Hurricane Danny

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Well beaten in heavy-ground novice at Chepstow (2m3f) in December but his second in a soft-ground maiden over that C&D in November was promising and he remains unexposed; no surprise if he features.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced half-sister to a point/hunter chase winner; seems very unlikely to meet the standard required on today's debut outing.

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1st

1

11th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:05 Warwick

El Curamach

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ryan Potter

made all

7/4

4th

4

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

El Curamach

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ryan Potter

prominent, pressed leader with one circuit to go

14/1

250/1

Form: 67

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Lowly rated Flat maiden who was a well-beaten outsider on both hurdling starts last month; makes no appeal here.

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2nd

5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:55 Ffos Las

Crossbeau

11st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

prominent, not fluent 3rd, led 6th

10/1

4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Crossbeau

11st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3 out, weakening when jumped right last

10/1

Form: 2

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to top-class Flat-racer Vision D'Etat; joined David Pipe after winning fast-ground Irish point in March; no match for a subsequent Listed bumper winner when second on rules debut at Sedgefield (soft) in October but ought to make his mark over hurdles soon.

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7th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Vision De Maine

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Point winner who finished second in a Sedgefield bumper on his rules debut last October; two hurdle efforts leave him with plenty to prove though.

20/1

11th

15

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:50 Newbury

Vision De Maine

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, led

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7-1 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to very smart jumper Sporting John; soundly beaten on bumper debut in March but, following a wind op, kept on strongly to cause 125-1 surprise on last month's hurdling debut at Lingfield (2m3f, soft); likely contender.

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3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Theyseekhimthere

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Kept on strongly to cause 125-1 shock on hurdling debut at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in November but has not built on that performance; will find this easier than the Ascot novice he contested last month but still has a point to prove on his handicap debut.

16/1

7th

4

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

13:15 Ascot

Theyseekhimthere

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Half-brother to the smart jumper Sporting John who won this race in 2020 for Philip Hobbs; kept on strongly to spring 125-1 surprise on hurdling debut at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in November but hasn't built on that and has something to find on the ratings.

33/1

4th

3

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

Theyseekhimthere

11st 7lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

pressed leader, mistake 5th, lost second before 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

Form: 45

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed significant promise in both bumpers, more recently when keeping-on fifth of 13 at Newbury (good to soft) last month; needs to improve to win here on hurdling debut but worth keeping an eye on with the future in mind.

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7

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

Harbour Bridge

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Jo Davis

Fared okay in a Newbury bumper (fifth of 13, beaten 11l) in November; has shown next to nothing since switching to hurdles (0-3); wind surgery could assist, but it's simply a case of watch this space for the time being.

66/1

4th

1

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

14:20 Fontwell

Harbour Bridge

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jo Davis

Showed some ability in his two bumpers but pulled up over hurdles at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) and Newbury (2m, good to soft); headgear now.

66/1

0

7

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:50 Newbury

Harbour Bridge

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Jo Davis

Not far behind Another Fine Mess in bumper here in November (second start); however, achieved nothing at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) on the switch to hurdles.

200/1

Form: 77

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Maiden pointer; not disgraced when midfield over C&D on hurdling debut in October but there was no significant improvement at Kempton last month; probably one for low-grade handicaps after this run.

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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

Form: 46

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Joined Charlie Longsdon after winning Irish point on yielding ground in May; showed some promise before tiring quickly on hurdle debut in October but was again well beaten last time; can only be watched at present.

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8th

12

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

18:15 Huntingdon

Ideal De Romay

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Point winner who has shown little in four attempts under rules; handicap debut.

20/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 259 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten out of sight (albeit in valuable race) when 40-1 for bumper debut at Newbury (soft) in March; could be considered only if much stronger in the betting here.

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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: 0U/

Last run: 597 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Struggled on both rules starts for Philip Hobbs in spring 2022 and not seen since pulled up on point debut in April; can't be recommended.

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8

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Wotastunner

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Blake

Opposable on his achievements to date, including chase debut latest; unraced on good ground so that offers some hope.

50/1

7

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Wotastunner

11st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Blake

Very lightly raced 7yo who, relative to this lowly mark, ran okay when 28l fourth in maiden hurdle here (2m2f, heavy) in January; however, he's since been pulled up at Leicester (2m4f, soft) on his handicap debut and has something to prove on this first chase start.

25/1

4

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:25 Leicester

Wotastunner

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Michael Blake

250-1 and visored, showed his first form of note when fourth of 16 in 2m2f Exeter novice hurdle 30 days ago; more is needed now he goes handicapping though.

33/1

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