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tote.co.uk Hair Of The Dog Juvenile Hurdle (Go North Grey Bomber Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 1m 7f 124y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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tote.co.uk Hair Of The Dog Juvenile Hurdle (Go North Grey Bomber Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 61 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Dual Flat scorer at a modest level; didn't take to cheekpieces here (well behind Union Flag) on hurdles debut; won over C&D (soft) later in November, though, with usual blinkers reapplied; enters calculations.

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5th

4

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Rory The Cat

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Has won two juvenile events here, the latest in January (1m7f, soft) when 4-9 favourite Teorie pulled too hard and was below-par in fourth; well-beaten sixth in a Listed race here last time (1m7f, soft) and plenty to find with Balboa on that form.

9/1

6th

8

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 1

13:20 Musselburgh

Rory The Cat

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual Flat scorer at a modest level; didn't take to cheekpieces here (well behind Union Flag) on hurdles debut; followed that, however, with two C&D wins (soft) with usual blinkers reapplied, latterly making the early running and rallying past Union Flag, before holding off Churchwarden by 1l; improving but this race will demand better still.

10/1

1st

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

Rory The Cat

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

led

9/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed promise (over 1m4f) on the latest of two starts in Curragh maidens for the Harty stable; sold for 54,000euros since; interesting on debut for a trainer who has won this race three times in the last five years.

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4th

2

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

13:25 Naas

Churchwarden

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Promise over 1m4f on the second of two starts in Curragh maidens for the Harty stable; sold for 54,000Euro; second on the first of two hurdle outings at Musselburgh; hard to see him being a match for the winners in this field.

25/1

5th

5

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 1

13:20 Musselburgh

Churchwarden

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Promise (over 1m4f) on the second of two starts in Curragh maidens for the Harty stable; sold for 54,000euros before his 1l second of six to Rory The Cat on hurdle debut over C&D (soft) on New Year's Day, staying on and a promising effort for sure but this race seems to demand a lot more.

16/1

2nd

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

Churchwarden

11st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

prominent

4/1

Form: 314 CD BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Disappointing at Catterick last time but recorded a comfortable win over C&D (good to soft; stable debut) earlier in November and holds leading claims on that form; could well rebound, returned to Musselburgh.

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8th

3

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 1

13:20 Musselburgh

Union Flag

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Fair middle-distance Flat maiden in Ireland; comfortable win over C&D (good to soft) on hurdle/stable debut but flopped at Catterick next time and again below form back here (behind two of these) on latest start; carries his head awkwardly; questions to answer.

16/1

3rd

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

Union Flag

11st 7lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders

5/2

4th

2

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:40 Catterick

Union Flag

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, headed after 3rd, lost second home turn, outpaced 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last, not fluent last

6/4

Form: 1 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

The pick of this field judged on his Irish Flat form; scored by a wide margin at Catterick (1m7f, good to soft) on the switch to hurdles and commands respect with penalty offset by Daire Davis's 7lb claim.

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3rd

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Teorie

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Both wins have been on good to soft (juvenile events at Catterick and Southwell) and was only fourth of six when 4-9 on soft on previous run here in January (1m7f, pulled hard); however, came out second best of the English when tenth in the Boodles last time (heavy); a chance.

13/2

10th

22

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Teorie

10st 12lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

1m2f soft-ground Flat winner in Ireland; three hurdle runs have yielded wins at Catterick and Southwell (both good to soft; with and without cheekpieces); his form credentials aren't compelling for a handicap of this nature.

40/1

1st

11

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Teorie

10st 11lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won 1m2f maiden (soft) in Ireland last July for Jim Bolger, from five Flat starts; odds on for both hurdle starts for new yard, scoring by a wide margin at Catterick (1m7f, good to soft) but failing to build on that when fourth for 7lb claimer at Musselburgh (soft; raced freely); the latter was in cheekpieces, as was second Flat start; should still have potential.

9/2

Form: F5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten when taking a final-flight fall here (race won by Union Flag) on debut; folded tamely at Ayr (soft) since; needs improvement.

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6th

7

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

La Quarite

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

Has been brought along steadily having fallen on racecourse debut here in November, best run being last time when second to a stable companion on handicap debut over 1m7f here (soft; wore a hood for the first time); up 6lb and headgear retained; may improve a little more.

9/1

2nd

11

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

16:50 Musselburgh

La Quarite

10st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

Tailed off the last twice but prior to those he showed ability on his debut over this C&D (fell at final flight) and he has a lowly mark and a valuable 12lb 4yo allowance on this handicap debut; the first-time hood could help him settle better and he may be of interest; watch the betting.

14/1

5th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

La Quarite

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

pulled hard, held up in rear

33/1

Form: 7

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Unpromising debut (beaten very long way) in Aintree bumper in November, having been friendless in the betting; best watched.

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0

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

Apples Destiny

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: R Mike Smith

didn't jump well, held up in rear

66/1

7th

9

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 4

15:50 Aintree

Apples Destiny

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: R Mike Smith

£10,500 2yo; Sir Percy half-sister to 2m5f hurdle winner Happy Index; dam useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner; the only filly in the line-up; stable 0-36 in bumpers in the last five seasons.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £578.00
Straight Forecast £628.50
Trifecta £1348.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Teorie

The Times:

Churchwarden

POSTDATA:

Union Flag

Daily Mail:

Rory The Cat

RP RATINGS:

Teorie

Telegraph:

Teorie

The Guardian:

Teorie

D Express:

Teorie

Daily Mirror:

Teorie

The Sun:

Teorie

The Star:

Teorie

Daily Record:

Teorie