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15:25 Aintree

Soft

William Hill Stories Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (Series Qualifier) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 0f 209y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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William Hill Stories Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (Series Qualifier) (GBB)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.40
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 1 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two Irish points (soft/good) in April and made a winning start for his in-form new stable in a Kelso bumper (2m, good to soft) 45 days ago; that form isn't anything out of the ordinary but he battled well.

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4th

8

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

16:25 Newbury

Union Avenue

11st 7lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Has shown good battling qualities to come out on top in driving finishes at Kelso (good to soft) and Aintree (soft); commands respect again, even though regular rider Charlotte Jones cannot claim her usual 3lb.

4/1

1st

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 4

15:25 Aintree

Union Avenue

11st 9lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

raced in second

12/1

Form: 1

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Black Sam Bellamy 4yo who dug deep to shade a close finish on his Uttoxeter bumper debut (2m, heavy) 38 days ago; the fourth has finished a good second since so the form might have a bit of substance; has to give weight to some promising sorts here, though.

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3rd

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 4

15:25 Aintree

Gamesters Guy

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

held up in rear

11/1

1st

2

18th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:57 Uttoxeter

Gamesters Guy

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, prominent, led going best 3f out, ridden 2f out, faced challenge 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, just did enough

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost 50,000euros as a 3yo and is a half-brother to winners Hourvari (2m2f/2m3f hurdle) and Desir Du Sud (French 2m1f hurdle); stable has a very good 21% strike-rate in bumpers in the last five seasons; interesting to see what the betting makes of him.

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4th

5

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 4

15:25 Aintree

Jaccours

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear

7/1

Form: 77-

Last run: 244 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only seventh in two bumpers in April, although there was strength behind him in the betting on the first occasion; has undergone wind surgery ahead of this return to action; significant improvement will be needed.

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No Results Found

Form: 2

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a French Grade 1 hurdle winner and stayed on for creditable second on his Ascot debut (soft) last month; the winner was third in a Listed bumper back at Ascot on Friday; should play a prominent role.

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1st

4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:50 Doncaster

Monty Bodkin

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Out of a French Grade 1 hurdle winner; second of 11 at Ascot (soft) in November on debut but he flopped when making the running at Aintree (soft) in another bumper on Boxing Day; big shout if judged just on Ascot.

3/1

6th

6

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 4

15:25 Aintree

Monty Bodkin

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

led at steady pace

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £58,000 a few weeks after finishing second on her completed start in Irish points in November 2022; it's taken a while for new connections to get her back to the track and a watching brief is advised unless the betting strongly suggests otherwise.

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9th

10

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:02 Kelso

Disco Annie

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Bought for £58,000 after her second in an Irish point in November 2022, but she returned from a lengthy absence with a tailed-off effort on her rules debut at Aintree (2m1f, soft) in December; hood is now added and others are preferred.

40/1

7th

8

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 4

15:25 Aintree

Disco Annie

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

raced in last

20/1

Form: 4- BF

Last run: 245 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to bumper and Grade 1 novice winner Minella Cocooner; made debut for Sean Doyle in a valuable bumper at the Punchestown festival (2m, yielding to soft) in April and shaped well to finish fourth of 16; raced quite freely and sports a hood on return for Paul Nicholls; likely hard to beat.

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No Results Found

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Non-runners

The New Lion

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £117.00
Straight Forecast £170.10
Trifecta £1382.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Farland

WEST COUNTRY:

Monty Bodkin

The Times:

The New Lion

D Express:

Jaccours

Daily Record:

Union Avenue

RP RATINGS:

Farland

POSTDATA:

Farland

Telegraph:

Farland

The Guardian:

Farland

Daily Mail:

Farland

Daily Mirror:

Farland

The Sun:

Farland

The Star:

Monty Bodkin