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Thurlestone Hotel “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4092.77
  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Thurlestone Hotel “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.40
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 4

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in three Irish points in early part of 2023 and, having attracted market support, was very respectable fourth of 15 here (2m, soft) on last month's rules debut; has over 4l to find with Iris Des Issards on that form but still considered each-way.

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6th

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Moorefields

11st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

in touch with leaders

9/2

3rd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Moorefields

11st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Scored at this venue (2m2f, heavy) on second attempt under rules; no match for the first two at Taunton (2m3f) since but has been dropped 4lb for that effort; interesting back at Exeter on handicap debut.

5/1

3rd

2

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Moorefields

11st 9lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Made the frame in three Irish points; this term he has run in two maiden hurdles at Exeter, coming a promising fourth on hurdling debut (2m, soft) and improving to win 16-runner race on New Year's Day (2m2f, heavy); two of today's rivals, however, demand big improvement.

12/1

33/1

  • Place: £13.20

Form: 87

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maiden pointer in Ireland; displayed minor promise in two 2m maiden hurdles here (both on soft) last month but will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps.

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3rd

11

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:45 Exeter

Daring Plan

11st 6lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Maiden pointer; easily his most competitive show came one month ago when second of 16 in a maiden hurdle here (2m2f, heavy) at 50-1; needs another burst of improvement but stuck to his task admirably that day and this radical change in trip could be just the ticket on today's handicap debut.

7/1

2nd

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Daring Plan

11st 6lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Maiden pointer in Ireland; displayed minor promise in two 2m maiden hurdles here (both on soft) last month but will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps.

33/1

7th

2

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:25 Exeter

Daring Plan

11st 4lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Didn't run too badly for a 200-1 chance here last week but was beaten 28l and he's unlikely to be winning this.

66/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 322-52 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in all three bumpers last season (good-heavy) but has made a somewhat underwhelming start to his hurdling career; no match for easy winner when second at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) last month; improvement required.

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2nd

2

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:08 Taunton

Pentire Head

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold early, raced in second, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

11/4

5

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:42 Wincanton

Pentire Head

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Placed in all three bumpers (two on heavy) last season; hurdling career has not matched that form, favourite when placed in the mud at this track (1m7f) and Exeter (2m2f) on last two outings; could still be interesting with champion trainer opting for a new trip on handicap debut.

7/2

3rd

12

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Pentire Head

11st 6lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Placed in all three bumpers last season (good-heavy) but has made a somewhat underwhelming start to his hurdling career; no match for easy winner when second at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) last month; improvement required.

5/1

Form: 0U/P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up when 200-1 for recent stable debut at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy); visor added here.

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7

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Wotastunner

11st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Blake

Very lightly raced 7yo who, relative to this lowly mark, ran okay when 28l fourth in maiden hurdle here (2m2f, heavy) in January; however, he's since been pulled up at Leicester (2m4f, soft) on his handicap debut and has something to prove on this first chase start.

25/1

4

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:25 Leicester

Wotastunner

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Michael Blake

250-1 and visored, showed his first form of note when fourth of 16 in 2m2f Exeter novice hurdle 30 days ago; more is needed now he goes handicapping though.

33/1

4th

16

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Wotastunner

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Michael Blake

Pulled up when 200-1 for recent stable debut at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy); visor added here.

100/1

Form: 3-0

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Only third of five on bumper debut at Wincanton (good to soft) last April but wasn't beaten far and that form has worked out quite well; weakened out of contention when reappearing in Cheltenham bumper in October but represents a top stable and ought to have a future over jumps.

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3rd

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Soir De Gala

12st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders

6/4

1st

6

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Soir De Gala

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Low-mileage 5yo who was about 20l clear of the third when close second on handicap debut at Plumpton (2m1f, good) ten days ago; encounters slower ground here but is back in action before a 7lb rise takes effect.

4/6

2nd

7

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Soir De Gala

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Third in a small-field bumper; nothing to shout about over hurdles but now handicapped accordingly and fully entitled to show more here.

4/1

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam fairly useful 2m/2m3f hurdle winner for this stable; entitled to learn from this debut outing but market support will make him of interest.

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4th

3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:10 Exeter

Killigarth

11st 3lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

prominent, outpaced after 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off

11/2

5th

6

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:23 Uttoxeter

Killigarth

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Out of a 2m/2m3f hurdle winner but he's been beaten around 40l in two maiden hurdles (2m2f/2m) on testing ground this month; has no form claims as things stand and handicaps will be more suitable.

33/1

Form: 2223-5

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in three Carlisle bumpers (good to soft-heavy) in autumn 2022 and was third in good-quality novice hurdle at Sandown (2m, good to soft) in February; flopped on seasonal debut in October and not seen again since but is a leading contender here if back on song.

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4th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Blue Ridge Hill

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Good run when fifth in a Sandown novice handicap hurdle in January (2m4f, soft) but pulled up at Doncaster next time (3m, soft) when tried in a tongue-tie (dispensed with here); now tried in blinkers.

7/1

10

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Blue Ridge Hill

10st 5lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

midfield, hampered 1st

6/1

5th

8

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:10 Sandown

Blue Ridge Hill

11st 6lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Runner-up in all his bumpers when confined to Carlisle; shaped well when third here in his first hurdle last February but heavy defeats have followed; has to turn things around on handicap debut.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: P5

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a good-ground maiden point just over a year ago; ran well to a point on last month's hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) but is not the most obvious answer.

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3rd

7

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Cloudy Flamingo

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Keiran Burke

Won a point in 2022 but has not shown much under rules this season and was safely held on last month's handicap chase debut at Taunton (2m7f, soft); not written off just yet but needs a good boost from the first-time blinkers here.

10/1

5th

6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Cloudy Flamingo

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Keiran Burke

led

16/1

8th

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Cloudy Flamingo

11st 6lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Won a good-ground maiden point just over a year ago; ran well to a point on last month's hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) but is not the most obvious answer.

40/1

Form: 80-5

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made quite encouraging hurdle debut when fifth (albeit well held) in 2m novice here (good to soft) in November but seems unlikely to make the necessary progress today.

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2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Rangatira Jack

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

raced in second

6/1

3rd

4

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:00 Wincanton

Rangatira Jack

11st 6lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

Arrived here last month with no form claims and yet was beaten under 10l behind respected opposition in a maiden hurdle (1m7f, heavy); that's something to build on.

11/2

4th

8

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Rangatira Jack

11st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Linda Blackford

Has no obvious form claims having been beaten 31l and 45l in his two hurdles; perhaps one for handicaps.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £55,000 soon after finishing second in good-ground Irish point last May; the third from that race finished second twice over hurdles in November and this fellow has possibilities on today's rules debut if he handles the ground.

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5th

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Paddy In The Caddy

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

held up in midfield

7/2

1st

4

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Paddy In The Caddy

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Bought for £55,000 after finishing second in an Irish point but he's been well held in his three runs over hurdles thus far, a never-dangerous seventh of 12 in Wincanton novice (15f) 37 days ago; this longer trip should suit though so he's no forlorn hope now going handicapping.

8/1

7th

7

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Paddy In The Caddy

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Finished behind two of these when tailed off in an Exeter maiden hurdle and had to settle for another minor role on good to soft here earlier this month; one for another day.

33/1

Form: 00

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

With a good stable but was well beaten on his first two hurdling starts (1m7f/2m) and needs the addition of cheekpieces to make a massive difference.

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0

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Contramar

11st 6lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

With a good stable but was well beaten on his first two hurdling starts (1m7f/2m) and needs the addition of cheekpieces to make a massive difference.

66/1

12th

5

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Taunton

Contramar

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Prominent to a point before ending up tailed off in a maiden at Wincanton (soft); Ballee looks the yard's main hope.

50/1

10th

3

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:54 Wincanton

Contramar

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

£36,000 3yo; fifth foal; half-brother to winners It's Probably Me (bumper/2m3f hurdle) and The Wild Wild Sea (2m4f hurdle); dam unraced half-sister to useful winners Kayf Grace (bumper/2m hurdle) and Missis Potts (2m-2m3f hurdle/chase); entitled to benefit from this debut outing.

20/1

Form: 6-

Last run: 323 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal from a point winner; beaten about 27l after racing too freely in good-ground Exeter bumper last February; not easily recommended.

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0

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:55 Chepstow

Cool View

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Made low-key bumper debut at Exeter last February and was pulled up (albeit on heavy ground) when 250-1 for recent hurdle debut.

100/1

0

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Cool View

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Tom George

First foal from a point winner; beaten about 27l after racing too freely in good-ground Exeter bumper last February; not easily recommended.

33/1

Form: 1-4

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unable to land a telling blow and arguably a shade disappointing when well-held fourth on last month's seasonal/hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) but created pretty good impression when ready winner of 13-runner bumper there (good to soft) last April and retains significant potential.

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1st

5

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 3f 58y

Class 3

13:35 Ascot

Geezer Rockstar

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Taunton bumper winner who was a 15l fourth of 14 there on his hurdling debut, again on good to soft; presumably resented the heavy ground when pulled up at Exeter; open to improvement but he'll need some to beat the best of these.

16/1

0

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Geezer Rockstar

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Unable to land a telling blow and arguably a shade disappointing when well-held fourth on last month's seasonal/hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) but created pretty good impression when ready winner of 13-runner bumper there (good to soft) last April and retains significant potential.

4/1

4th

5

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Geezer Rockstar

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Raced prominently and readily drew clear of a subsequent hurdle winner (trained by Paul Nicholls) in his bumper here in April on good to soft; that was a nice start for a horse with a good jumping pedigree (will stay well).

4/1

Form: 42

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Took good step forward from encouraging rules debut when second of 15 here (2m, soft) last month and is likely to be suited by today's step up in trip; has another significant role to play.

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2nd

7

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Iris Des Issards

11st 8lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Kayley Woollacott

Creditable second of 15 in Exeter maiden (2m, soft) in December but his final qualifying run was disappointing and last month's handicap debut was no better than respectable; needs to do better here.

10/1

5th

2

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

17:07 Hereford

Iris Des Issards

11st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Disappointed in final qualifying run but his second of 15 at Exeter (2m, soft) in December was very encouraging, and he has plenty of scope to build on that performance if back on song for handicap debut.

6/1

Form: 7P/0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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

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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: 5-P

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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.

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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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Exacta £6255.00
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Selections

POSTDATA:

Iris Des Issards

SPOTLIGHT:

Geezer Rockstar

Daily Record:

Pentire Head

RP RATINGS:

Blue Ridge Hill

WEST COUNTRY:

Geezer Rockstar

The Guardian:

Geezer Rockstar

Daily Mail:

Geezer Rockstar

The Sun:

Geezer Rockstar

The Times:

Iris Des Issards

Telegraph:

Iris Des Issards

D Express:

Iris Des Issards

Daily Mirror:

Iris Des Issards

The Star:

Iris Des Issards