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Quiz Night At Golf Inn Prestwick Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4547.4
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Quiz Night At Golf Inn Prestwick Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £1.58
  • Place: £1.10

Form: /3-333

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Third in a hot Punchestown maiden (2m3f, yielding) on hurdle debut in November 2022 and also on consecutive C&D starts towards end of last year; not yet tested on heavy ground but today's race looks easier than his latest and he ought to play a leading role.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:10 Down Royal

Joshua Des Flos

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Showed ability in bumpers without winning; all three hurdle starts have come at Ayr over 2m and got off the mark on latest when a comfortable winner (hvy); a repeat of that will see him involved and will be suited by plenty of rain.

4/1

1st

4

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Joshua Des Flos

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Third in a hot Punchestown maiden (2m3f, yielding) on hurdle debut in November 2022 and also on consecutive C&D starts towards end of last year; not yet tested on heavy ground but today's race looks easier than his latest and he ought to play a leading role.

11/10

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4- BF

Last run: 451 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Joined Lucinda Russell for £135,000 after easy Irish point win in April 2022; managed only fourth when odds-on for Hexham bumper that October and this hurdling debut comes after another 451-day absence but he could still have a good future; market may guide.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

15:55 Kelso

Myretown

11st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

made all, travelled strongly, not fluent 2 out, shaken up and went clear before last, kept on well run-in, readily

4/7

10

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Myretown

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Seen only twice since Irish point win in April 2022 but made pleasing start to hurdling career when clear second of 14 here (2m, heavy) last month; very likely to be suited by today's step up in trip and commands respect.

2/1

2nd

6

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Myretown

11st 8lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Joined Lucinda Russell for £135,000 after easy Irish point win in April 2022; managed only fourth when odds-on for Hexham bumper that October and this hurdling debut comes after another 451-day absence but he could still have a good future; market may guide.

3/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 57

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Weakened quickly when favourite for rules debut at Sedgefield in November but shaped well and was beaten about only 7l when seventh over C&D (soft; first-time tongue-tie) a fortnight ago; sports cheekpieces today; can probably make further progress.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Professor Klump

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Delivered on earlier hurdling promise when narrow winner of run-of-the-mill Carlisle maiden (2m1f, heavy) last month; will need to progress again to follow up on this handicap debut, but that's possible.

5/1

1st

4

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Carlisle

Professor Klump

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

made virtually all, briefly headed 5th

3/1

3rd

7

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Professor Klump

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Weakened quickly when favourite for rules debut at Sedgefield in November but shaped well and was beaten about only 7l when seventh over C&D (soft; first-time tongue-tie) a fortnight ago; sports cheekpieces today; can probably make further progress.

6/1

Form: 6

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in the first of his two Irish points last year but showed only minor promise when 100-1 for last month's C&D (soft) rules debut.

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3rd

8

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Tommy Combats

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Beaten in the region of 30l in a trio of Ayr maidens (2m/2m4f; soft/heavy) but handicaps of this nature should provide better opportunities; market useful.

7/1

3rd

16

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Tommy Combats

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Showed only minor promise in 2m course maidens on first two hurdling starts and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps after this run.

33/1

4th

11

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Tommy Combats

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Placed in the first of his two Irish points last year but showed only minor promise when 100-1 for last month's C&D (soft) rules debut.

33/1

Form: 2469-5

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in course bumper on debut in October 2022 but his subsequent bumper form was underwhelming and he lacked fluency when safely held on his first two hurdling starts; improvement required.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

15:55 Kelso

Lucky Soldier

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

towards rear, mistake 4th, not fluent 4 out, still plenty to do when not fluent 2 out, awkward jump last, kept on well and went third towards finish, eyecatcher

16/1

5th

5

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Lucky Soldier

11st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, jumped left and bumped rival 1st, soon midfield

16/1

5th

5

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Lucky Soldier

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: N W Alexander

Runner-up in course bumper on debut in October 2022 but his subsequent bumper form was underwhelming and he lacked fluency when safely held on his first two hurdling starts; improvement required.

25/1

Form: 28-9

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second of five in a very slowly run bumper here last season but was soundly beaten when 100-1 for hurdling debut over C&D (soft) three weeks ago.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

River Ayr

11st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

Unexposed 6yo who displayed improvement when respectable fifth in Sedgefield maiden (2m1f, soft) last month, his third hurdling start; not obviously well treated for handicap debut but open to further progress.

12/1

5th

9

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

River Ayr

11st 7lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

midfield

50/1

6th

8

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

River Ayr

11st 8lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

Second of five in a very slowly run bumper here last season but was soundly beaten when 100-1 for hurdling debut over C&D (soft) three weeks ago.

100/1

Form: 32-27

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran as though something was amiss on hurdling debut at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) a fortnight ago but was placed in all three bumpers and should remain a good prospect; unraced on ground slower than good to soft.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Heart Above

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

in rear, some headway after 4 out

20/1

7th

3

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Heart Above

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Ran as though something was amiss on hurdling debut at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) a fortnight ago but was placed in all three bumpers and should remain a good prospect; unraced on ground slower than good to soft.

8/1

7th

3

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

12:55 Musselburgh

Heart Above

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Showed progressive form with his three placed efforts in bumpers and he went very close at Kelso (2m, good to soft) on his return last month; out of the same connections' prolific winning hurdler Cool Baranca and he's an interesting contender on his switch to this sphere.

11/4

Form: UF0P-P

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Showed no significant promise when a big-priced outsider for his three hurdling starts last spring; returns from a break today.

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5th

14

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Captain Nelson

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: R Mike Smith

0-7 in novice/maiden hurdles, completing only twice and showing no significant promise; makes handicap debut from a basement mark but still needs improvement.

50/1

8th

1

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Captain Nelson

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: R Mike Smith

Showed no significant promise when a big-priced outsider for his three hurdling starts last spring; returns from a break today.

100/1

3

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

18:20 Cartmel

Captain Nelson

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Has a tongue tie on for first time but significant improvement needed.

50/1

Form:

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to a useful French jumper; well down the field (albeit in a much deeper race than this) on debut at Leopardstown (2m, yielding) on Boxing Day; connections have much stronger chance with Joshua Des Flos.

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9th

11

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Supreme Authority

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Is by a top sire but has shown little sign of ability and can't be fancied.

100/1

23th

13

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:12 Naas

Supreme Authority

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Two runs in recent weeks simply that he will struggle to make any impression here.

50/1

9th

10

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Supreme Authority

11st 8lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Half-brother to a useful French jumper; well down the field (albeit in a much deeper race than this) on debut at Leopardstown (2m, yielding) on Boxing Day; connections have much stronger chance with Joshua Des Flos.

20/1

OUR TIP

100/1

Form: 00

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten over C&D when 300-1 for hurdling debut three weeks ago.

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13

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Golden Swift

10st 2lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Struggled to get competitive when a big-priced outsider for three maiden hurdles (twice over C&D); has more realistic chance to get competitive in this low-grade handicap but still makes only limited appeal.

50/1

10th

4

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Golden Swift

11st 7lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

always behind

100/1

10th

2

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Golden Swift

11st 8lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Well beaten over C&D when 300-1 for hurdling debut three weeks ago.

100/1

Form: P

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Struggled when 150-1 for recent debut at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

8

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Wetherby

Midnight Alnwicky

10st 9lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Adam Nicol

Triple-figure odds and has struggled on first two starts.

200/1

Form: 6F6P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Failed to complete two of her first three hurdling starts and was beaten about 32l when sixth of eight at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in between; remains best watched.

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12th

12

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Its For You Mum

11st 1lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Failed to complete two of her first three hurdling starts and was beaten about 32l when sixth of eight at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in between; remains best watched.

66/1

0

2

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

12:15 Hexham

Its For You Mum

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

She's been a well-beaten sixth on both completed starts and needs to find a sizeable chunk of improvement if she's to threaten today.

33/1

6th

7

18th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:37 Uttoxeter

Its For You Mum

10st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Beaten about 23l when sixth of eight on bumper debut at Hexham (soft) last month and fell at first flight when 100-1 for recent hurdling debut there.

20/1

Form: 0-57

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when fifth of eight in run-of-the-mill Kelso maiden (2m, soft) on hurdling debut in October but was safely held over C&D (soft) last month; tongue-tie added today; not the most obvious answer.

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6

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Skiddaw

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Not beaten far when fifth of eight on hurdle debut at Kelso (2m, soft) in October but didn't show a great deal in two subsequent C&D maidens (tongue-tie added last time); remains unexposed but needs January's wind op to have made a big difference.

10/1

0

9

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Skiddaw

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Not beaten far when fifth of eight in run-of-the-mill Kelso maiden (2m, soft) on hurdling debut in October but was safely held over C&D (soft) last month; tongue-tie added today; not the most obvious answer.

20/1

7th

9

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Ayr

Skiddaw

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: N W Alexander

Tailed off in Worcester bumper (2m, good) on sole run for Philip Hobbs but showed some promise when fifth on hurdle and stable debut at Kelso (2m, soft) in October, and his pedigree provides hope he'll improve; not ruled out.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Eighth foal; sister to bumper and low-grade hurdle winner Henry Box Brown, half-sister to same connections' fairly useful hurdler Island Mahee; dam placed in a bumper, half-sister to smart jumper Mendip Express; newcomer from same stable as leading form contender Joshua Des Flos.

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17th

9

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Naas

Raynbo

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

Jumped poorly when pulled up on Ayr debut, no sign of ability in two completed starts.

66/1

16th

22

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:07 Down Royal

Raynbo

10st 11lb

T: S R B Crawford

midfield

8th

10

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Navan

Raynbo

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Jumped poorly when 16-1 for her debut at Ayr in January and needs to leave that run behind.

33/1

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Exacta £55.00
Straight Forecast £46.70
Trifecta £323.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Joshua Des Flos

Daily Mail:

Myretown

RP RATINGS:

Joshua Des Flos

POSTDATA:

Joshua Des Flos

The Times:

Joshua Des Flos

Telegraph:

Joshua Des Flos

The Guardian:

Joshua Des Flos

D Express:

Joshua Des Flos

Daily Mirror:

Joshua Des Flos

The Sun:

Joshua Des Flos

The Star:

Joshua Des Flos

Daily Record:

Joshua Des Flos