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William Hill Radio Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2450.7
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 23 runners
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William Hill Radio Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 23 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

OUR TIP

Form: 1 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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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: 5

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

0-9 in points and beaten a long way on rules debut in bumper at Sedgefield (18-1) in October; hard to see him breaking his duck today.

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3rd

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Southwell

Backbyjet

11st 12lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Brian Ellison

0-9 in points; scored at first attempt in this sphere in Catterick novice (2m3f, heavy) on New Year's Day but that's modest form and he was put firmly in his place back there over three weeks later; needs big improvement.

12/1

8th

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:20 Catterick

Backbyjet

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Brian Ellison

Maiden pointer but he went in at the first time of asking in this sphere in C&D novice 23 days ago; he can build on that so is respected despite shouldering a 7lb penalty.

14/1

1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

12:45 Catterick

Backbyjet

11st 5lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Brian Ellison

led, headed before 2 out, ridden and rallied approaching last, led again run-in, kept on well, gamely

16/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

72,000euros 3yo; by Soldier Of Fortune; dam 2m-2m4f hurdle winner, half-sister to bumper and 2m3f/2m5f hurdle winner Martha Brae and bumper/2m hurdle winner Danielle's Journey; makes appeal on pedigree and his stable is 21% in bumpers in the last five seasons; interesting newcomer.

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3rd

1

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

16:30 Chepstow

Barlovento

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

72,000euros 3yo; second foal; dam fair 2m-2m4f hurdle winner, half-sister to useful hurdler Martha Brae and another bumper/hurdle winner; stable has very good bumper strike-rate (22%); no surprise if he features on debut.

11/2

Abandoned

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Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

80,000euros foal; Presenting half-brother to a point winner; dam unraced sister to high-class 2m-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Oscar Whisky out of a half-sister to useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Lucky Baloo; won an Irish point in the mud almost a year ago and has joined a leading stable.

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No Results Found

Abandoned

Form: 77-

Last run: 245 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form: 8

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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5th

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

15:40 Musselburgh

Ebony Warrior

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

towards rear but in touch with leaders, outpaced from over 3f out

9/2

8th

3

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:35 Newbury

Ebony Warrior

11st 2lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

in rear

20/1

Form: 7

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Seemed too green to do himself justice and beat only one home on debut at Warwick (66-1) nearly three months ago; may well improve but he certainly needs to.

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12th

4

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:10 Doncaster

Grand Geste

11st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Made no impact at Warwick (2m, good) in October, having been friendless in the betting; looks one for the longer term.

50/1

7th

8

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Warwick

Grand Geste

11st 1lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

£13,000 3yo; Cloudings gelding; dam, 7f 2yo winner (RPR 73), is a half-sister to bumper and useful 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Band Of Blood; a respected newcomer.

20/1

Abandoned

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Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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3rd

3

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:50 Doncaster

I Play County

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Won Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) last April on debut; 13-2, prominent long way when fourth of 18 in C&D bumper (good to soft) six weeks ago, which is probably strong form in this context and he should improve.

5/2

4th

4

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

I Play County

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

prominent

10/1

Abandoned

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Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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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

Abandoned

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Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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4th

5

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Jackpot DAinay

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, outpaced 3f out, rallied 2f out, ran green and wandered around over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

8/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

By Jack Hobbs; dam runner-up in bumper and well held in 2m4f hurdle, sister to 2m5f hurdle winner Boomtown Kat; yard has an above-average strike-rate in this sphere (18% in last five seasons); plausible newcomer.

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2nd

5

8th Feb 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Jax Junior

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

took keen hold, led on inner

33/1

11th

6

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Jax Junior

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

midfield

33/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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4th

1

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

15:45 Haydock

Maggies Boy

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

raced in third, outpaced over 3f out, no chance from over 2f out, weakened quickly from over 1f out, lost third final 110yds, tailed off

11/1

Form: 6

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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7th

2

(4)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:05 Southwell (AW)

Musical Masquerade

9st 12lb

J: Lewis Chalkley

T: Michael & David Easterby

in rear

50/1

7th

2

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Musical Masquerade

10st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

led early, headed and prominent after 1f

100/1

7th

1

(9)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Musical Masquerade

9st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Down the field in two bumpers this winter; best watched now switched to the Flat.

20/1

Abandoned

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Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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4th

6

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Rehill Relic

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

Bought for £50,000 after winning an ordinary 2m4f British point; finished second of four in a Haydock bumper (heavy) in December but was well held by the winner and then trailed in tailed off at Carlisle (soft); entitled to raise his game now sent over hurdles.

33/1

6th

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Carlisle

Rehill Relic

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

took keen hold, prominent on outer

4/1

2nd

2

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

15:45 Haydock

Rehill Relic

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

raced in second, pushed along and pressed leader briefly over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened and no chance with winner from over 1f out

9/2

Abandoned

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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7th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

16:20 Sandown

San Frandisco

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

led, cajoled along before halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened

100/30

1st

4

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

15:45 Haydock

San Frandisco

11st 2lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Jamie Snowden

made all, set steady pace, pushed along over 2f out, went clear over 1f out, kept on well and went further clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish, unchallenged

10/11

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

135,000euros 3yo; Saint Des Saints half-brother to useful French/Italian 2m1f-2m4f hurdle winner Champ De Bataille; dam French 2m Flat and 2m2f hurdle winner, sister to a French 2m1f hurdle winner; that's an attractive pedigree and his excellent stable won this with a newcomer 12 months ago.

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No Results Found

Form: 5

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a point bumper in May, then shaped better than the bare result suggests when fifth of 15 in a well-contested bumper at Cheltenham (good to soft; 66-1; hampered over 1f out) in October; should improve and appeals most of those to have run.

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9th

15

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

The Northernlights

11st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Georgina Nicholls

towards rear

20/1

12

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:55 Chepstow

The Northernlights

11st 2lb

T: Georgina Nicholls

Abandoned

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W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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5th

8

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:07 Wetherby

Walk On Quest

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Went close on debut in Irish maiden point (3m, soft to heavy) last March and also finished second in maiden hurdle at Kelso in December (2m, heavy; 11-10 favourite); improvement needed on this second rules start but he's in good hands and the step up in trip could be a plus; bright prospect.

5/2

2nd

12

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:02 Kelso

Walk On Quest

11st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Went close in an Irish maiden point (3m, soft to heavy) in March and in third was Itseemslikeit who has since won a maiden hurdle at Ffos Las; changed hands for £100,000 in April and could be interesting; had wind surgery and now goes in a tongue tie.

2/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fetched £115,000 after winning narrowly but with a bit in hand on his second Irish point start; that form hasn't worked out yet but this 4yo is of obvious interest for his top yard.

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4th

9

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:10 Doncaster

Western Harmony

11st 4lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Nicky Henderson

Both starts in Irish points last spring, winning at Ballindenisk latest; sold for £115,000 soon after; described as a "very nice type" by Nicky Henderson in Stable Tour; respected rules debutant.

5/2

13

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:55 Chepstow

Western Harmony

11st 2lb

T: Nicky Henderson

Abandoned

Form: 7

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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7th

16

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Windsurfer

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ben Case

held up in rear

25/1

7th

14

11th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:10 Wincanton

Windsurfer

11st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

midfield, some headway 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

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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:

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W: 0st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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11th

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:42 Sedgefield

Ocean Of Stars

11st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Patrick Neville

held up in rear, reminders and struggling 5f out, tailed off from over 3f out

20/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 0st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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10th

9

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Carlisle

Upfordebate

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Patrick Neville

took keen hold, prominent on inner

9/1

4th

10

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:42 Sedgefield

Upfordebate

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Patrick Neville

held up in rear

14/1

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Verdict

Paul Nicholls and Bryony Frost combined to win this 12 months ago and in the nicely bred SUPER SAINT they have another attractive candidate. The main danger could be The Northernlights who made a pleasing rules debut in a well-contested event at Cheltenham. Barlovento, Barrabooka and Western Harmony, representing the powerful stables of Murphy, McCain and Henderson respectively, are others to consider in an interesting contest.[Richard O’Brien]

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Western Harmony

SPOTLIGHT:

Super Saint

POSTDATA:

Barlovento

The Guardian:

The Northernlights

The Times:

Barrabooka

Telegraph:

Western Harmony

D Express:

Western Harmony

Daily Mirror:

Western Harmony

The Sun:

Western Harmony

Daily Record:

Western Harmony

Daily Mail:

Super Saint

The Star:

Super Saint