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Jetset Tours And Flights Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB) (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Jetset Tours And Flights Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB) (Div II)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 52-31 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Placed on stable/hurdle debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) last month and improved to beat short-odds rival over C&D (good) a fortnight ago; likely to encounter slower ground today but sets a good hurdling standard.

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1st

1

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Ballee

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Placed on stable/hurdle debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) last month and improved to beat short-odds rival over C&D (good) a fortnight ago; likely to encounter slower ground today but sets a good hurdling standard.

5/4

1st

2

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Taunton

Ballee

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

With a Northern Irish yard when runner-up in a bumper at Stratford and later changed hands for £35,000; from off the pace he never remotely threatened Matterhorn's promising stablemate Meatloaf at Wincanton but it was a nice run; probably wants further but has solid claims if he can improve again.

13/2

3rd

1

11th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

12:40 Wincanton

Ballee

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

With a Northern Irish yard when runner-up in a bumper at Stratford (good to soft) in March and that RPR of 113 suggests he should have a fair future over hurdles; later changed hands for £35,000.

4/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 321-5 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Led close home to win Listed Sandown bumper on heavy ground in March and made satisfactory reappearance when fifth in that grade at Cheltenham (soft) last month; ought to have a good future over jumps; respected.

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1st

10

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Larchmont Lass

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Second to Goodtimecrew in the bumper here 12 months ago before narrowly winning a Listed race at Sandown (heavy); has yet to really progress any further over hurdles, beaten 23l+ in both attempts (the latest a Listed race); could yet come good.

4/1

4th

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 1

14:10 Taunton

Larchmont Lass

11st 4lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Maintained her progress in bumpers when getting up to deny Casa No Mento in a Listed event at Sandown in March; no more than a satisfactory return at Cheltenham (bumper) and didn't jump well enough to trouble her market rival here on hurdling debut; should be wiser this time.

9/1

2nd

13

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Larchmont Lass

10st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Led close home to win Listed Sandown bumper on heavy ground in March and made satisfactory reappearance when fifth in that grade at Cheltenham (soft) last month; ought to have a good future over jumps; respected.

5/2

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8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 4-

Last run: 242 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to a useful French hurdler; fourth of six in Wincanton bumper (good to soft) on debut in April; needs to improve to make a winning hurdle debut but has potential.

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3rd

3

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Coastal Rock

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Half-brother to a useful French hurdler; fourth of six in Wincanton bumper (good to soft) on debut in April; needs to improve to make a winning hurdle debut but has potential.

8/1

4th

4

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

17:20 Wincanton

Coastal Rock

10st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on but not pace to challenge

100/30

Form: 5

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a chase-winning half-sister to a smart French jumper; 20-1, not beaten far when fifth of seven in Ffos Las bumper (good to soft) two months ago but it's tricky to assess what that form is worth.

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3rd

5

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:20 Ludlow

Jackpot Cash

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Evan Williams

Out of chase-winning half-sister to a smart French jumper; 20-1, not beaten far when fifth of seven in Ffos Las bumper in October; 40l behind the impressive winner in novice hurdle at Taunton (2m, again good to soft) two months later but nevertheless came fourth of 13 at 66-1 and should improve.

10/1

4th

5

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Jackpot Cash

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Out of a chase-winning half-sister to a smart French jumper; 20-1, not beaten far when fifth of seven in Ffos Las bumper (good to soft) two months ago but it's tricky to assess what that form is worth.

25/1

5th

7

15th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Jackpot Cash

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

held up in last, some headway from over 2f out, stayed on final furlong

12/1

Form: 20

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Close second in Stratford bumper on debut in August (good to soft; front pair clear) but well down the field at Wincanton (good to soft) last month and it's hard to know what to expect from him on this hurdling debut.

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5th

2

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Baskerville

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Close second in Stratford bumper on debut in August (good to soft; front pair clear) but well down the field at Wincanton (good to soft) last month and it's hard to know what to expect from him on this hurdling debut.

14/1

12th

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:10 Wincanton

Baskerville

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

prominent, outpaced 3f out, weakened from 2f out

6/1

2nd

2

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

19:30 Stratford

Baskerville

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

£5,000 3yo; third foal; dam unraced sister to useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Doctor Linton; with a good stable and probably doesn't need to be anything special to pose a threat on debut.

9/2

Form: 38

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to stable's very useful chaser Le Milos; stayed on for third in Ludlow bumper (good to soft) in May but back from a break with a lesser effort there last month and appears to face tough task on hurdle debut.

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9th

11

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Chatty Chich

11st 1lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Stayed on for third in Ludlow bumper last spring, but didn't make it out of the rear division in two novice hurdles last month (2m/2m1f); stable has much more obvious chance with Goonhilly.

50/1

7th

10

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:07 Fontwell

Chatty Chich

10st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Half-sister to stable's very useful chaser Le Milos; stayed on for third in Ludlow bumper (good to soft) in May but returned with a lesser effort there last month and never on terms when 100-1 for recent hurdle debut.

25/1

Form: 75-74

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Kept on for fifth of 13 in good-ground Exeter bumper in April but safely held in two maiden hurdles this autumn and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps after this run.

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1st

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Pride Of Paris

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Victor Dartnall

Soundly beaten in 2m Taunton novice last month but his fourth in a 2m3f maiden there (good to soft) two starts ago was quite promising and he's open to improvement in handicaps.

5/1

7th

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Pride Of Paris

11st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Kept on for fifth of 13 in good-ground Exeter bumper in April but safely held in two maiden hurdles this autumn and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps after this run.

25/1

Form: 8P

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Unable to justify prominence in betting when midfield on last month's bumper debut and pulled up when 40-1 for hurdling debut a fortnight ago (2m3f).

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7th

11

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:55 Taunton

Behind The Veil

11st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Tongue tied all starts; never involved on bumper debut and pulled up at Lingfield, then finished remote over C&D, in two hurdle starts.

150/1

8th

9

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Behind The Veil

10st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Unable to justify prominence in betting when midfield on last month's bumper debut and pulled up when 40-1 for hurdling debut a fortnight ago (2m3f).

66/1

0

1

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:55 Lingfield

Behind The Veil

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Kim Bailey

Dam 2m5f hurdle winner; had wind surgery before debut and also tongue tied for that never-dangerous eighth of 16 in bumper at Warwick (soft) three weeks ago; just 11-2 that day, so much better was presumably expected.

20/1

Form: 4

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fairly useful Flat-racer at up to 1m4f and made a quite encouraging stable/hurdle when fourth in today's headgear combination at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) last month; needs to take a good step forward today, though.

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9th

8

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Time Interval

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Fairly useful Flat-racer at up to 1m4f and made a quite encouraging stable/hurdle when fourth in today's headgear combination at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) last month; needs to take a good step forward today, though.

14/1

4th

14

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

Time Interval

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Useful four-time winner on the Flat and his last success was at Goodwood (1m2f, heavy) on his penultimate run in May; now switches to hurdling for David Pipe and he's one to keep an eye on back from 192 days off; equipment returns.

8/1

12th

8

(17)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Newbury

Time Interval

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: John Flint

led, raced centre from 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, headed 2f out, ridden and lost ground from over 1f out

8/1

Form: 3-

Last run: 294 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Close second on Flat debut in France in spring 2022 but well held when third on stable/hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) in February and will need a much better performance.

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8

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Jamaicaine

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mulholland

Lengthy breaks between first three races; close second in a French Flat race on debut but modest form on British/hurdles debut, tailed off next time and pulled up latest; handicap debutante in famous colours but it's still not an enticing profile; market can guide.

14/1

0

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Jamaicaine

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Long breaks between all three races; close second on Flat debut in France but beaten a long way in two hurdles for this yard; one for handicaps.

20/1

10th

12

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Jamaicaine

10st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

Close second on Flat debut in France in spring 2022 but well held when third on stable/hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) in February and will need a much better performance.

8/1

Form: 7P/

Last run: 629 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in two bumpers for Tom George in early 2022; can only be watched on today's stable/hurdle debut; hood (worn on debut) is refitted.

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3

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:15 Wincanton

Our Nobby

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Polly Gundry

Has shown precious little in two West Country hurdles and was triple-digit odds for both.

100/1

0

10

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Our Nobby

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Polly Gundry

Tailed off when 200-1 for last month's stable/hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft); can't be recommended here.

100/1

11th

6

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Our Nobby

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

Soundly beaten in two bumpers for Tom George in early 2022; can only be watched on today's stable/hurdle debut; hood (worn on debut) is refitted.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 200-1 for recent Ludlow bumper; can only be watched on this hurdling debut.

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0

7

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:20 Southwell

Darquesse

10st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Claire Dyson

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear and pushed along before 5th

50/1

0

11

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Darquesse

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Claire Dyson

Has shown zero in a bumper here and a Taunton novice hurdle.

100/1

Form: 0-6

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to useful hurdler Crebilly; well beaten in both her bumpers and the first-time tongue-tie needs to make a huge difference on this hurdling debut.

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4th

8

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:23 Chepstow

Walkinthecotswolds

11st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

took keen hold, prominent, dropped to midfield before 3rd, headway and disputed lead 4 out, challenging 2 out

10/1

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