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Good To Soft

Coral “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Coral “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 11-3 D BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart bumper performer who won the Grade 2 at Aintree in April (2m1f, good to soft); bit disappointing when only third over C&D on hurdles debut (2m, good to soft; 6-5), but stable going well now and is an obvious contender.

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3rd

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:25 Musselburgh

Florida Dreams

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

novicey jumping, held up in last, mistake 7th, not fluent 10th

9/4

5th

4

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

13:05 Aintree

Florida Dreams

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear, not fluent 4th

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 32 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Failed to finish in two points; placed on both starts in bumpers, last time on stable debut finishing second of six at Ffos Las (2m, soft); quite interesting on hurdles debut.

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1st

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Phantomofthepoints

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Lost out only by a neck to a Grade 2 bumper winner when clear second on hurdle debut at Ayr (2m, soft) in December and has good claims if judged on that performance, but two lesser efforts have followed, the latter a short-odds defeat at Hexham; comes here with a point to prove.

9/4

2nd

2

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:10 Hexham

Phantomofthepoints

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: David Pipe

led, set steady pace

4/9

6th

9

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

13:15 Ascot

Phantomofthepoints

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Failed to finish in points but has since gone pretty close on all three outings under rules, rallying and beaten only a neck on hurdling debut at Ayr (2m, soft) in December; third, fifth and sixth won next time out, giving the form a solid feel; should stay this longer trip; big shout.

13/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2/3-33 BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran really well on hurdles debut (November 2022, trained by Joseph O'Brien) when third in a decent race at Punchestown (2m3f, yielding); hasn't fared as well since, last time finishing third over C&D, just over a length behind Hombre de Guerra; each-way chance.

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4th

1

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:10 Down Royal

Joshua Des Flos

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Showed ability in bumpers without winning; all three hurdle starts have come at Ayr over 2m and got off the mark on latest when a comfortable winner (hvy); a repeat of that will see him involved and will be suited by plenty of rain.

4/1

1st

4

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Joshua Des Flos

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Third in a hot Punchestown maiden (2m3f, yielding) on hurdle debut in November 2022 and also on consecutive C&D starts towards end of last year; not yet tested on heavy ground but today's race looks easier than his latest and he ought to play a leading role.

11/10

Form: 85-2

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair fifth on hurdle debut over C&D (good to soft) in February and shaped well when 5l runner-up to a subsequent winner over C&D (good to soft) last month; chance.

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1st

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Hombre De Guerra

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Caught the eye over C&D (good to soft) on seasonal debut in November, finishing well to chase home a useful rival, and has made the frame here on both subsequent outings; the form of his 2m4f third in January reads well in this context and he's a leading contender.

4/1

3rd

3

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

12:45 Ayr

Hombre De Guerra

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders, ridden and went second before 2 out, soon no chance with winner, weakened and lost second final 110yds

9/4

4th

6

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:20 Ayr

Hombre De Guerra

11st 6lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Fair fifth on hurdle debut over C&D (good to soft) in February and shaped well when 5l runner-up to a subsequent winner over C&D (good to soft) last month; chance.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 44

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won an ordinary Irish point in April (3m, soft); fair form over hurdles, last time finishing fourth to a subsequent winner over C&D (good to soft, 40-1); each-way chance.

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4th

11

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Dream Boy

11st 4lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won 2m course maiden in December (heavy ground) and looked suited by the step up in trip when very respectable fourth over C&D (soft; race won by Eloi Du Puy) on last month's handicap debut; 1lb drop not enough to tempt today, though.

16/1

4th

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Dream Boy

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Stuart Coltherd

disputed lead

8/1

Form: 963

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £70,000 in February after winning two Irish points the previous month; fair form over hurdles, last time finishing third in a novice at Hexham (2m, heavy); more needed.

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3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Indian Louis

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won from the front at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; hasn't been entirely convincing over the fences in his last two runs but still finished close up at Ayr the last time; couldn't rule out.

7/1

3rd

2

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Indian Louis

11st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual point winner who duly took well to chasing at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; a couple of bad mistakes contributed to disappointing effort over C&D since; may rebound granted an error-free round.

11/2

5th

3

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Indian Louis

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual Irish point winner at start of last year and made all at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) when switched to regulation fences for last month's handicap debut; 5lb rise demands more from him here but he has obvious scope for further progress.

5/2

50/1

Form: 73-7

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has shown promise in bumpers, notably when third at Ayr in March (2m, good) and last time when seventh in a decent race at Carlisle (2m1f, soft); quite interesting on jumps debut.

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3rd

3

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Adveram

11st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ian Duncan

midfield on outer

16/1

6th

4

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

17:05 Newcastle

Adveram

11st 4lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ian Duncan

Found the odds-on favourite Bleu D'enfer too strong in maiden company at Ayr (2m3f, heavy; beaten 4.75l) four weeks ago; switches to handicapping at a realistic level, and should have more to offer as he continues to gather experience; stablemate of Cave Hill.

5/1

2nd

1

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:35 Ayr

Adveram

11st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ian Duncan

midfield, headway after 4 out, went second 3 out, not fluent 2 out

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £15,000 at Doncaster in May having run a career-best when second in an Irish point 17 days earlier (3m, good); no easy task on rules debut.

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6th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:27 Newcastle

Benefit Ben

11st 5lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

held up in last, not fluent 4th

9/1

2nd

2

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Benefit Ben

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

midfield

33/1

8th

2

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:20 Ayr

Benefit Ben

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Bought for £15,000 at Doncaster in May having run a career-best when second in an Irish point 17 days earlier (3m, good); no easy task on rules debut.

50/1

Form: P

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Gelding by Doyen who was bought for 45,000 euros as a 3yo; 50-1 when pulled up on hurdles debut at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy); probably best watched for now.

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8th

4

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Lord Denning

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

towards rear, bad mistake and nearly lost jockey 2nd

10/1

5th

4

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Lord Denning

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

held up in rear

50/1

9th

9

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:20 Ayr

Lord Denning

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

Gelding by Doyen who was bought for 45,000 euros as a 3yo; 50-1 when pulled up on hurdles debut at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy); probably best watched for now.

100/1

Form: 98/U

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a bumper and on only completed start over hurdles; others stronger.

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4th

6

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

17:05 Newcastle

Scalloway Bay

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Third to the recent Haydock scorer Yealand (Glory Hights second) over 2m4f here (first-time tongue-tie) in January, before running to a similar level (over 2m6f) next time; keeping-on in fourth in the voided race here (2m4f) this month, so looks well worth a try over 3m.

11/1

5

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:20 Newcastle

Scalloway Bay

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

in rear, not fluent 5th, headway 3 out, 5 lengths fourth 2 out, soon flagged down, race voided

7/1

4th

4

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Scalloway Bay

11st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Steadily improving at a minor level; best effort when third on his handicap debut here (2m4f, soft; first-time tongue-tie); the longer trip and 1lb drop can help; player.

7/1

Form: 2-6658

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Newcastle AW bumper in January; modest efforts over hurdles (well behind Florida Dreams at Ayr last month); others stronger.

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3rd

12

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Paddy Elvis

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Well beaten the last twice including at this track and major questions to answer; cheekpieces tried.

33/1

8th

10

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Paddy Elvis

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

disputed lead early, pressed leader from 1st, weakened before 2 out

20/1

25/1

Form: 42-3 BF

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for 30,000gns out of Dermot Weld's yard after finishing in the frame in his three bumpers (didn't always look easy); hood tried on jumps debut; perhaps best watched this time.

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9th

11

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:20 Catterick

Sattam

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

A fair bumper performer for Dermot Weld and he hinted at promise on his second hurdles run for current yard when fifth in 2m4f Ayr novice 22 days ago; he needs to take another step forward.

200/1

5th

6

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

12:45 Ayr

Sattam

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

towards rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, some headway 4 out, jumped left and mistake 2 out, soon weakened

25/1

Form:

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

2,200 euros 3yo; tailed off in a C&D bumper on debut (good to soft) last month; not an obvious contender.

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13

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Golden Swift

10st 2lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Struggled to get competitive when a big-priced outsider for three maiden hurdles (twice over C&D); has more realistic chance to get competitive in this low-grade handicap but still makes only limited appeal.

50/1

10th

4

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Golden Swift

11st 7lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

always behind

100/1

10th

2

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Golden Swift

11st 8lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Well beaten over C&D when 300-1 for hurdling debut three weeks ago.

100/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 238 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

31,000 euros 3yo who is a half-brother to a bumper winner; sent off at 9-2 on debut in a Kelso bumper in April (2m, good) but finished 25l eighth of 10; may do better now going jumping.

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2nd

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Master Bricklayer

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: N W Alexander

Struggled in two of his three qualifying races but displayed some promise when keeping-on fifth at Kelso (2m, heavy) in between; upped in trip for today's handicap debut; no surprise if he features.

12/1

9th

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:20 Kelso

Master Bricklayer

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Took a step forward when 13l fifth of nine behind Dream Boy on hurdle debut over C&D (heavy) 16 days ago; open to further improvement but may not come into his own until tackling a longer trip.

33/1

5th

10

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:02 Kelso

Master Bricklayer

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Down the field in a Kelso bumper and Ayr maiden hurdle; looks to need more time.

100/1

Form: 237

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Placed in her two bumpers on good/good to firm; well beaten over C&D on hurdles debut (well behind Florida Dreams); bit to prove.

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6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:45 Musselburgh

Snow Shepherdess

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Iain Jardine

Placed in both bumpers (good to firm/good) but well beaten at triple-figure odds on her two hurdle starts and others are preferred.

66/1

15th

16

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:20 Ayr

Snow Shepherdess

10st 13lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Iain Jardine

Placed in her two bumpers on good/good to firm; well beaten over C&D on hurdles debut (well behind Florida Dreams); bit to prove.

50/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Florida Dreams

SPOTLIGHT:

Hombre De Guerra

The Guardian:

Joshua Des Flos

Daily Mirror:

Hombre De Guerra

Daily Record:

Hombre De Guerra

POSTDATA:

Florida Dreams

The Times:

Florida Dreams

Telegraph:

Florida Dreams

Daily Mail:

Florida Dreams

D Express:

Florida Dreams

The Star:

Florida Dreams

The Sun:

Joshua Des Flos