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12:10 Fakenham

Good To Soft

Nar Valley Bloodhounds Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4629.1
  • 2m 4f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Nar Valley Bloodhounds Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.20
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 76-87

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to owner's Arkle winner Western Warhorse; not beaten far in any of his three bumpers but made low-key hurdle debut when well-held seventh at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month and will almost certainly need to improve.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

14:40 Fakenham

West Warhorse

11st 9lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: B F Brookhouse

Showed significant improvement when leading for much of the way to win readily in a C&D maiden hurdle (soft) last December; hung badly right and was pulled up at Plumpton since; bit to prove after that, especially going left-handed again but he may be able to bounce back.

9/4

0

3

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:45 Plumpton

West Warhorse

11st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: B F Brookhouse

took keen hold, jumped right throughout, led, hung badly right and headed on turn before 6th, soon pulled up

4/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 9-

Last run: 599 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to smart jumper Dedigout; shaped with significant promise before fading into ninth in good bumper at 2022 Punchestown festival and looked set to win an Irish point before last-fence fall the following November; bought for £57,000 just over a year ago; hooded for today's stable debut; will need to be taken very seriously if strong in the betting.

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9th

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Ballyvaughan Bay

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: D J Jeffreys

Shaped with promise in big-field bumper at 2022 Punchestown festival and looked set to win an Irish point before last-fence fall the following November; returned after another absence last month but he made an encouraging hurdle/stable debut when runner-up at Fakenham (2m4f, soft); should benefit from that run and he's in the mix; hood worn last time is removed.

7/1

2nd

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

12:10 Fakenham

Ballyvaughan Bay

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Out of a half-sister to smart jumper Dedigout; shaped with significant promise before fading into ninth in good bumper at 2022 Punchestown festival and looked set to win an Irish point before last-fence fall the following November; bought for £57,000 just over a year ago; hooded for today's stable debut; will need to be taken very seriously if strong in the betting.

6/1

9th

3

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:45 Punchestown

Ballyvaughan Bay

12st 0lb

J: Mr A T Feeney

T: John Joseph Murphy

33/1

Form: P5

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Close second on Irish point debut in May but a well-beaten outsider on both hurdling starts this autumn (2m5f/2m3f); tongue-tie added here.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Little Talks

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

raced in second, lost position 3 out, weakened before 2 out

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two Irish points in April and was bought by Olly Murphy for £43,000 the following month; makes rules debut in an uncompetitive race and is a likely contender.

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4th

4

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:55 Leicester

Bennettsbridge

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Placed twice in Irish points; jumping lacked fluency and he proved a disappointing favourite at Fakenham (2m4f, soft) for new stable but losing a shoe didn't help; open to improvement.

7/1

4th

2

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

12:10 Fakenham

Bennettsbridge

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Placed in two Irish points in April and was bought by Olly Murphy for £43,000 the following month; makes rules debut in an uncompetitive race and is a likely contender.

9/4

Form: 6/

Last run: 678 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten over 2m here on hurdle debut in February 2022 and not seen in this sphere since, but she has developed into a fairly useful Flat stayer in the second half of this year; interesting.

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5th

7

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

12:10 Fakenham

September Power

10st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Michael Wigham

Well beaten over 2m here on hurdle debut in February 2022 and not seen in this sphere since, but she has developed into a fairly useful Flat stayer in the second half of this year; interesting.

13/8

8th

13

(9)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

September Power

8st 2lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Wigham

A three-time 2m winner in 2023 who recorded another solid effort when fourth of 14 to Duke Of Oxford over C&D 16 days ago; ought to be in the shake-up.

20/1

4th

7

(6)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

September Power

9st 7lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Wigham

Can throw in the odd shocker but she's won three times in 2m handicaps this year, notably when coming from off the pace to score at York in September off 4lb lower; each-way claims on a good day.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 83-56

Last run: 192 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in Cork bumper for Jessica Harrington last year and subsequently showed fair Flat form for that stable but his two hurdle runs in June (2m2f/2m4f) were underwhelming and he was sold for 8,500gns after a poor Flat run later that month.

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0

3

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

12:10 Fakenham

Summer Gale

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Clare Hobson

Placed in Cork bumper for Jessica Harrington last year and subsequently showed fair Flat form for that stable but his two hurdle runs in June (2m2f/2m4f) were underwhelming and he was sold for 8,500gns after a poor Flat run later that month.

10/1

13th

12

(5)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:20 Leopardstown

Summer Gale

11st 7lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield

10/1

6th

15

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

15:40 Punchestown

Summer Gale

11st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

Fair maiden on the Flat in the latter part of last season, also managing a good bumper run at Cork last summer on good; underwhelming hurdles debut at Kilbeggan six days ago, novicey in jumping and under pressure some way out; quick return here.

11/2

Form: 5-

Last run: 384 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a small-field point in 2021 and wasn't beaten far in a claiming hurdle on last year's rules debut; returned from one-year layoff with respectable third in a restricted point last month but his form isn't anything to get excited about.

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0

15

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Swearer

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tickle

Not beaten far in claiming hurdle on rules debut in November 2022 but was pulled up in an ordinary Fakenham maiden (2m4f, soft) when back under rules last month.

66/1

0

4

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

12:10 Fakenham

Swearer

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Joe Tickle

Won a small-field point in 2021 and wasn't beaten far in a claiming hurdle on last year's rules debut; returned from one-year layoff with respectable third in a restricted point last month but his form isn't anything to get excited about.

10/1

5th

2

30th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:45 Ludlow

Swearer

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

Two outings in points (for this trainer), beating three rivals in the second of them, in April 2021; probably best watched on hurdle debut.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £329.00
Straight Forecast £294.80
Trifecta £7647.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Bennettsbridge

SPOTLIGHT:

September Power

Telegraph:

Ballyvaughan Bay

POSTDATA:

West Warhorse

Daily Mail:

Bennettsbridge

Daily Mirror:

Bennettsbridge

The Sun:

Bennettsbridge

The Star:

Bennettsbridge

D Express:

Ballyvaughan Bay

The Times:

September Power

Daily Record:

September Power