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12:45 Wincanton

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Wincanton Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Wincanton Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

2/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 13-1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Carries a penalty today and didn't always jump with fluency on last month's hurdle debut at Ffos Las (2m, soft), but he won easily at 2-5 and stands out as the one to beat here.

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5th

3

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Lump Sum

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Acts on any going; useful Grade 2 form the last twice, finishing second at Doncaster then going one better in clearcut fashion at Kempton, both over 2m; faces a stiffer assignment upped further in class but he's improving and comes here fresh having bypassed Cheltenham.

16/1

1st

6

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

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11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Ran well in the Grade 2 Rossington Main at Doncaster (2m, good) four weeks ago, taking hurdles form figures to 112; acts on any ground; improving and has the best chance on ratings.

5/4

2nd

3

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

13:30 Doncaster

Lump Sum

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Sam Thomas

held up in rear, still plenty to do 2 out, headway and in touch with leaders approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, went second inside final 110yds

5/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1/P D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won on debut in Worcester bumper (2m, soft) in October 2021, then absent until pulled up on hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) this October; he needs to prove how much ability he retains but he's in top hands and it will be no surprise if he leaves that comeback run miles behind.

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9th

6

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 183y

Class 3

14:10 Newbury

Onethreefivenotout

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Dropped out tamely on his 2m4f Sandown handicap debut at the start of February but bounced straight back with cheekpieces added (retained) when taking a Wincanton maiden (1m7f, heavy) five weeks ago; another who has to enter the reckoning.

10/1

1st

5

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Onethreefivenotout

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Paul Nicholls

On a recovery mission after dropping out tamely in a 2m4f handicap at Sandown but he was only 4-1 for that after going close in non-handicaps here (1m7f, heavy) and at Kempton (2m, good); he's a bit of a standout on those pieces of form and cheekpieces are unlikely to do him any harm.

4/5

9th

4

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

13:25 Sandown

Onethreefivenotout

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won bumper (soft) in October 2021 before missing the next two years; three hurdle races this term, runner-up at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) and Kempton (2m, good; closed to a neck) on last two outings and it looks as if this step back up in trip will suit him well on handicap debut.

3/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 25-5

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising second on debut in Exeter bumper (2m, good) in February; well beaten the next twice, most recently on his hurdle and seasonal debut, but he's in top hands and could get back on track at some point; trainer runs two.

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6th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Banteer

11st 5lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

The best of his qualifying runs was here over 1m7f (heavy) when 15l behind a subsequent Grade 2 winner and well behind him that day in fourth was Lady Balko who has recently gone on a winning spree; potentially well handicapped for last year's winning combination.

11/4

5th

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:15 Doncaster

Banteer

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Bumper runner-up (2m, good) who was an encouraging third of 15 at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) a fortnight ago on his second hurdle start; he was no match for the front two and improvement is needed today, but he's in top hands and the step up in trip could well be a positive.

11/2

25/1

Form: 65

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Point winner for whom things could click under rules at some point, but she's been well beaten at 20-1 and 100-1 on her first two hurdle starts and needs a sizeable step forward here.

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1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Lady Balko

12st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Clear second at this course (2m3f) last month when bidding for a soft-ground four-timer, and remains in good form; unbeaten over 3m and warrants respect back up in distance; climbing the weights but still looks open to further progress.

11/4

2nd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Lady Balko

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

led, increased tempo before 3 out, joined approaching last, headed inside final 110yds, soon no extra

5/6

1st

1

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Lady Balko

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Came good over hurdles at seventh attempt, winning by 19l at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last month, and followed up over C&D (soft) a few days later; effectively another 7lb higher than last time now but needs to be taken very seriously in current mood.

5/2

Form: 555

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair fifth on first two hurdle starts (2m, good/good to soft); has limitations but he's towards the top of the pecking order in this field.

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2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:10 Huntingdon

Mountain Pass

11st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harry Derham

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

9/2

6th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

14:25 Newbury

Mountain Pass

10st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Well beaten on heavy in December when last seen, having begun hurdling career with two promising 2m runs on good/good to soft; due to make his handicap debut over 2m5f early last month but withdrawn when the ground was soft; that's a concern but market may guide for this handicap newcomer.

10/1

Form: 500

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Went off joint-favourite when midfield on bumper debut but tailed off at big odds the next twice, most recently on hurdle debut at Taunton.

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10th

22

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Solstice Saint

11st 0lb

T: Anthony Honeyball

Has run in two bumpers and two novice hurdles; joint-favourite for debut but increasingly big odds since and none of that form reads well.

66/1

6th

13

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Solstice Saint

11st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Went off joint-favourite when midfield on bumper debut but tailed off at big odds the next twice, most recently on hurdle debut at Taunton.

100/1

10th

12

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Taunton

Solstice Saint

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

The dam has produced four winners; a weakener in both her bumpers (good then good to soft); opposable in a race of this nature.

50/1

Form: 6/

Last run: 642 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

It was a useful bumper here (1m7f, good to soft) in which he made his debut in March 2022 but he was soundly beaten in sixth at 200-1 and this is his first run since; probably best watched.

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7th

2

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:05 Exeter

Benville Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

Well beaten at triple-digit odds on first two hurdling starts, both times over 1m7f at Wincanton.

100/1

11th

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Benville Bridge

11st 8lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

Triple-figure prices and no impact in two course starts, a bumper in March 2022 and on hurdle debut last month; early days yet.

200/1

7th

5

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Benville Bridge

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Fiona Shaw

It was a useful bumper here (1m7f, good to soft) in which he made his debut in March 2022 but he was soundly beaten in sixth at 200-1 and this is his first run since; probably best watched.

66/1

Form: -74317

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in handicap at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) last time but he was a 50-1 winner of a novice hurdle at Newton Abbot (2m1f, soft) in October and is not written off in a change of headgear in a race lacking depth.

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8th

9

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28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Afta Party

8st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Gillard

Sprung a 50-1 surprise in a Newton Abbot novice hurdle on his stable debut last October; well held in two handicap hurdles since and he's opposable back on the Flat.

50/1

8th

1

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Afta Party

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Tailed off in handicap at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) last time but he was a 50-1 winner of a novice hurdle at Newton Abbot (2m1f, soft) in October and is not written off in a change of headgear in a race lacking depth.

10/1

Form: 5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Didn't threaten in two Irish maiden points (2m4f/3m) earlier this year and well beaten at 25-1 on last month's rules debut in Lingfield novice hurdle (2m, good to soft); considerable improvement is needed.

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1st

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

15:42 Fontwell

Aworkinprogress

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

His half-brother City Derby has won over an extended 2m5f and this lightly raced 5yo is one to watch in the betting now up in trip; however, he was soundly beaten in last of six on last month's handicap debut at Plumpton (2m, soft) and needs a sizeable step forward this afternoon.

13/2

6th

4

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Aworkinprogress

11st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Unable to land a significant blow on first three hurdling starts but wasn't beaten that far in Newbury maiden (2m, good to soft) last month and ought to be more competitive now switched to a low-grade handicap.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

£2,000 3yo; first foal; dam unplaced, half-sister to useful winners Briery Fox and Briery Queen; from in-form yard and worth a market check on debut in a race lacking depth.

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8th

4

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:50 Ludlow

Cams Girl

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

150-1 and 200-1 when weakening in the closing stages to incur heavy defeats at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) and Plumpton (1m, soft).

100/1

7th

3

22nd Jan 2024

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:15 Plumpton

Cams Girl

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

in touch with leaders

100/1

10th

15

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Cams Girl

10st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

£2,000 3yo; first foal; dam unplaced, half-sister to useful winners Briery Fox and Briery Queen; from in-form yard and worth a market check on debut in a race lacking depth.

66/1

Form: 9

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

French Flat winner who was returning from long absence when tailed off on recent hurdle and stable debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft); the first-time hood could help him settle better, and he attracted market support last time, but he needs to be an entirely different proposition just 12 days on.

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1st

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:10 Exeter

Loverdose

10st 8lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

prominent, pressed leaders after 1st, led narrowly 5th, ridden after 2 out, kept on well run-in

16/1

8th

7

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:07 Fontwell

Loverdose

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Won on the Flat in France in April 2022 but struggled on both British hurdling starts this autumn (2m/1m7f) and needs a transformation.

66/1

Form: 43-889

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Encouraging third of five in Catterick bumper (1m7f, soft) last November on second start but he's struggled on his three runs over hurdles.

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12th

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Hobbs Joy

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Encouraging third of five in Catterick bumper (1m7f, soft) last November on second start but he's struggled on his three runs over hurdles.

66/1

9th

3

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:15 Taunton

Hobbs Joy

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

towards rear, some headway back straight

66/1

8th

5

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Hobbs Joy

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Made the frame in two bumpers last November (good to firm/soft) but was tailed off when switched to hurdling in May (2m4f, jumped right throughout); probably one for further down the line.

50/1

Form: 623P9

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up/third in two good-ground bumpers in the summer but unable to transfer that ability to her two attempts over hurdles.

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0

11

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Theweddingcanwait

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Syd Hosie

No significant promise in three maiden/novice hurdles in the autumn (twice over C&D) and 6lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut; worth a glance in the betting but significant improvement is needed.

33/1

13th

17

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Theweddingcanwait

10st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Syd Hosie

Runner-up/third in two good-ground bumpers in the summer but unable to transfer that ability to her two attempts over hurdles.

66/1

Form: 5-4658

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not devoid of ability in bumpers but well beaten on first two hurdle starts and hard to fancy on that evidence.

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Form: 31/05 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a good-ground bumper in September 2021 but, following a long absence, he finished down the field last month on his first two hurdle starts (2m, heavy/soft) and has to raise his game in a big way.

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12th

10

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:30 Wincanton

Renegade Arrow

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

never going well, always behind, tailed off

16/1

15th

12

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Renegade Arrow

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a good-ground bumper in September 2021 but, following a long absence, he finished down the field last month on his first two hurdle starts (2m, heavy/soft) and has to raise his game in a big way.

66/1

5th

5

24th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Renegade Arrow

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

Two promising bumper runs in the summer of 2021, winning at Perth on the second occasion (2m, good); 14-1 when tailed off over C&D on this month's return from 793 days off (Inion Tiogair third); can do better in time but perhaps on better ground and when handicapping.

12/1

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