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Coral Get Closer To The Action Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Coral Get Closer To The Action Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 27 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.90
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 630-12 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Last season's hood has been removed for his two handicaps this season and he's improved, comfortably making all over C&D and beaten a head at Exeter (also 2m on good to soft); that's six races over hurdles in total, so he's seen far more action than most of these, and he needs further improvement.

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23

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Ito Ditto

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

Acts on soft; front-running novice hurdler who has a solid record this term, with close second at Exeter flanked by wins at Chepstow (handicap/novice); new mark and sharp rise in class make for a tougher assignment but he's improving.

25/1

1st

2

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Ito Ditto

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Last season's hood has been removed for his two handicaps this season and he's improved, comfortably making all over C&D and beaten a head at Exeter (also 2m on good to soft); that's six races over hurdles in total, so he's seen far more action than most of these, and he needs further improvement.

8/1

2nd

6

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:38 Exeter

Ito Ditto

11st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

visibility reduced by fog, led, headed and pressed leader 2nd

11/4

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3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Easy winner in May on his third attempt at Irish points (3m, soft) before £40,000 sale; also no problems when 13-2 for 16-runner maiden hurdle at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) one month ago, so he takes high rank in this field on form and potential.

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2nd

1

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Imperial Saint

11st 7lb

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Easy winner in May on his third attempt at Irish points (3m, soft) before £40,000 sale; also no problems when 13-2 for 16-runner maiden hurdle at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) one month ago, so he takes high rank in this field on form and potential.

3/1

1st

8

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

Imperial Saint

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Easy winner of his third Irish point (3m, soft) in May before being sold for £40,000 later that month; half-brother to some hurdle/chase winners in France and he needs a close look on this switch to rules.

5/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

£8,000 purchase after her Irish point win (soft) in March; that proved a bargain straightaway when she won a seven-runner bumper at Ffos Las (2m, heavy; 7-1) last month by 19l, always travelling smoothly under Isabel Williams; the form has not been boosted but she looked promising.

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No Results Found

Form: 232-1 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in big-field bumpers towards the end of last season and returned from wind surgery to make a successful hurdle debut in 12-runner C&D maiden (heavy) seven weeks ago, in battling fashion with Inion Tiogair 10l back in third; big player judged on that and he was declared for Aintree Grade 1 yesterday (non-runner) so connections presumably think a lot of him.

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1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Jackpot DAthou

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

raced wide, disputed lead, raced in second from 4th

6/4

4th

3

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Jackpot DAthou

11st 7lb

T: Paul Nicholls

Placed in big-field bumpers towards the end of last season and returned from wind surgery to make a successful hurdle debut in 12-runner C&D maiden (heavy) seven weeks ago, in battling fashion with Inion Tiogair 10l back in third; big player judged on that and he was declared for Aintree Grade 1 yesterday (non-runner) so connections presumably think a lot of him.

6/4

Form: 100-73 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Sprang a 40-1 surprise in a Ludlow bumper (2m, soft) in January on her stable debut; two hurdle runs over C&D this autumn, faring better when third on heavy ground last time but she was left 10l behind by Jackpot D'Athou; has a 7lb swing and should do better but others are preferred today.

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10

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Inion Tiogair

10st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Caused 40-1 surprise in soft-ground bumper last January on her only appearance at Ludlow; showed that sort of form only once (three starts back) from six starts since and showed little on handicap debut (2m3f) two weeks ago, albeit on heavy going, so she's hard to fancy.

40/1

0

3

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Inion Tiogair

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Caused 40-1 surprise in soft-ground Ludlow bumper just over a year ago and began hurdling career with three fairly encouraging 2m runs here; not obviously well treated for today's handicap debut but open to improvement if suited by the step up in trip.

25/1

66/1

Form: 6-50

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made the frame in his two Irish points but well beaten in the mud this year for a bumper and two recent hurdle races.

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8th

6

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

13:50 Wetherby

Shillanavogy

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Warren Greatrex

Three quick runs in novice hurdles last month and well beaten in each of them; however, he was third in a point and may get more competitive now in handicaps on a lowly mark; watch the betting.

4/1

16/1

Form: 4

Last run: 207 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

1m2f Flat win (yielding to soft) in May 2022 looked useful form; however, disappointing in his light handicap career in Ireland and just modest form on hurdling/stable debut at Worcester (2m, good) in June.

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13th

12

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:50 Newbury

Ruler Legend

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Flat winner in Ireland; has failed to transfer that form to hurdles in two attempts, well beaten in midfield at Chepstow latest; may be more interesting in handicaps shortly.

33/1

16/1

Form: 69

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Short-headed in an Irish maiden point (soft) in March; bought for £60,000 but tailed off when favourite for a maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) in November and came ninth of 12 when 22-1 at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) over three weeks later.

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9th

12

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Captain Wallace

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Joined Sam Thomas after going very close in soft-ground Irish point last March; launched rules career with three disappointing maiden/novice hurdle runs towards end of last year (2m-2m4f) but makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and still has plenty of time to get his act together; hooded for first time.

6/1

8th

9

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Captain Wallace

11st 0lb

T: Sam Thomas

Short-headed in an Irish maiden point (soft) in March; bought for £60,000 but tailed off when favourite for a maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) in November and came ninth of 12 when 22-1 at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) over three weeks later.

16/1

Form: 8

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Represents JP McManus but has not shown enough in his three Irish points or a 2m1f novice hurdle on heavy ground at Newton Abbot.

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13th

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Jasmin De Grugy

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Failed to complete in two of three Irish points and looks to be making his way towards handicaps after two distant finishes over hurdles in Britain.

100/1

9th

13

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Jasmin De Grugy

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

Represents JP McManus but has not shown enough in his three Irish points or a 2m1f novice hurdle on heavy ground at Newton Abbot.

25/1

8th

6

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:15 Newton Abbot

Jasmin De Grugy

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

midfield

10/1

Form: 5006

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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.

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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

50/1

Form: 60

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Always towards the rear in a bumper at Hereford (good) and novice at Taunton (2m, good to soft); unruly beforehand when 100-1 in the latter.

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3rd

12

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

My Friend Sean

10st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

pressed leader, led 4th

10/1

33/1

Form: 5

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

The dam's winners include Daphne Moon (useful 2m4f hurdle/3m chase); 17-2 for maiden bumper at Market Rasen (2m, soft) three weeks ago but came last of five, beaten 12l; needs a transformation.

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1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

16:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Absolute Steel

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom Lacey

First two starts saw him beat a total of one rival; 200-1, therefore, for a novice hurdle at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) 17 days ago but he made most to win that eight-runner race, rallying to see off the 4-9 favourite; wandered at plenty of his hurdles that day and looks the type to improve but the penalty may be his undoing today.

100/30

1st

4

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 2

14:35 Exeter

Absolute Steel

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Soundly beaten in December on sole bumper start and tailed off at 200-1 on subsequent hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m, soft); best watched.

100/1

100/1

Form: 87

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Useful in his pomp over middle distances on AW Flat but out of form this year, including tailed off in two novice hurdles last month.

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13th

20

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Sky Power

11st 0lb

T: Robert Stephens

Useful in his pomp over middle distances on AW Flat but out of form this year, including tailed off in two novice hurdles last month.

100/1

7th

6

24th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Sky Power

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Robert Stephens

250-1 when a remote eighth at Kempton on his hurdle debut 11 days ago (2m, good); not easy to fancy.

66/1

8th

12

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Kempton

Sky Power

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

Useful at up to 1m4f on the Flat in his prime, but became disappointing for Ralph Beckett last year and there was no revival for new stable this summer; makes hurdling debut; difficult to enthuse over.

66/1

Form: 959-12 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

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6th

3

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Macanogue

12st 0lb

J: Bdr Benjamin Durrell

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Improved with each hurdle run in Ireland, winning a Kilbeggan maiden in May; hasn't threatened the winner in his two British novice hurdles but they were good horses ahead of him; ground should be fine for him on handicap debut.

11/2

4

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Macanogue

11st 7lb

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Form: UP-314

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 113

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2nd

1

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

The Good Doctor

11st 12lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Justified favouritism with 8l success in similar event at Fontwell (2m1f, good to soft; second British start) on Boxing Day, adding to his French win; incurs 10lb penalty but is open to further progress.

3/1

5

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

The Good Doctor

11st 7lb

T: Ben Pauling

1st

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:07 Fontwell

The Good Doctor

11st 9lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Signed off in France with slow-ground handicap win (2m2f) in May; just a respectable fourth on last month's British debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) but even that form makes him a big player here and there's a good chance he can do better.

3/1

Form: 3/3-74

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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6th

3

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Another Lord

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter Bowen

midfield

14/1

Form: 25-53

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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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

8

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Banteer

11st 0lb

T: Paul Nicholls

Form: 54

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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1st

10

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Everyonesacritic

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders on inner, went third before 3 out, disputing second 2 out, led narrowly last, drifted left and faced challenge run-in, ridden out final 110yds

5/1

14th

3

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Everyonesacritic

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Irish point winner last April but began hurdling career with two low-key runs in November (2m5f/2m) and has a lot to find here.

33/1

Form: 06

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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5th

6

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Guivinec

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

Won a maiden point last spring but didn't show a great deal in a bumper and two novice hurdles (2m/2m3f) towards the end of last year.

50/1

0

3

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:00 Taunton

Guivinec

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent

14/1

11

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Guivinec

11st 0lb

T: Anthony Honeyball

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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12

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Home And Dry

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Deborah Faulkner

0

7

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:00 Chepstow

Home And Dry

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Deborah Faulkner

Fair Flat-racer who made the frame on first two starts for Deborah Faulkner, both over 2m on Polytrack in June; makes hurdling debut after six-month break, though, and his record on turf is alarmingly poor.

50/1

2nd

5

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Home And Dry

9st 1lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Deborah Faulkner

raced in second, outpaced and lost position 3f out, rallied against far rail over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went second again towards finish, no match for winner

7/2

Form: 34-5U

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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6th

5

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:00 Taunton

Mersey Street

11st 0lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

16/1

Form: 3

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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4th

3

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Nedzor

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

led, hampered by loose horse before 2nd

33/1

7th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:35 Exeter

Nedzor

11st 1lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

Second on point debut in March but beaten about 15l when third of seven in uncompetitive novice hurdle at Chepstow (2m, soft) last month and needs to build on that performance.

11/2

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W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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6th

7

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Owl Of Athens

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Unexposed 5yo who was not beaten far when shaping well in Chepstow novice (2m, heavy) last month; back up in trip for today's handicap debut and open to significant improvement.

7/1

5th

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Owl Of Athens

11st 3lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

towards rear

50/1

8th

9

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Owl Of Athens

11st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Out of a half-sister to Grand National runner-up Pleasant Company; kept on steadily and not beaten far when seventh of 14 over C&D (good to soft) on recent debut, but is probably one for further down the line.

33/1

Form: 3-0

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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9th

9

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Soir De Gala

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Third of five in a bumper here on debut; modest form in his first two hurdles and safe to say that Onethreefivenotout is the yard's number one here.

14/1

11th

13

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:25 Newbury

Soir De Gala

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Solid third (form has substance) in Wincanton bumper on debut; couple of underwhelming efforts since, albeit heavy ground was a possible excuse switched to hurdles latest; represents major connections and should still do better.

16/1

Form: 4-81 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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2nd

7

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Stay If U Want To

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Rallied to fend off a newcomer in his final bumper at Market Rasen (good to soft; first-time hood); that form is nothing special at all but he should progress over jumps.

5/4

Form: P/7

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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8

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Supreme Commander

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Syd Hosie

Second in what turned out to be a very good Irish point on debut in December 2021 but pulled up in a hunter chase on rules debut the following March and was not seen again until struggling in Grade 2 novice hurdle in November; in calmer waters here but not an easy one to weigh up.

33/1

24

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Supreme Commander

11st 0lb

T: Syd Hosie

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5 yo Gelding

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1

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

The Gypsy Davey

11st 12lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Benefited from front-running tactics when winning an Irish point and similar tactics worked a treat when never headed on hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, soft); that wasn't a strong race but this isn't either so has a good chance of defying the penalty.

11/10

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8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:55 Taunton

The Gypsy Davey

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Half-brother to 2m hurdle winner Cotton Jenny; dam 2m chase winner, sister to 2m chase/2m4f hurdle winner Captain Dash; has run in four Irish points, putting up an improved show when making all in early December; hard to know what that form amounts to but he goes hurdling at a realistic level.

9/2

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