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  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 3y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Book Your Skip Online @fakenhamskips.co.uk Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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Abandoned

Form: 78-

Last run: 306 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two bumpers in early part of last year; sports first-time cheekpieces for today's hurdling debut; could be considered only if lively in the betting.

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4

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:35 Ffos Las

Cocardier

11st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alan Jones

Attracted the attention of the stewards when keeping on steadily for third on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in January and was not beaten that far in his other two qualifying races; ideally needs to learn to settle better but is open to improvement in handicaps and will be feared if strong in the betting.

16/1

3rd

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:05 Wincanton

Cocardier

11st 7lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Alan Jones

Tailed off in two bumpers but caught the eye of the stewards when 15l third on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy); tried in cheekpieces that day and again when fifth of 12 in maiden at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) 11 days ago, showing further modest form so he looks best watched for now.

33/1

5th

2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Cocardier

11st 7lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Alan Jones

Trainer-owned 7yo; tailed off in two bumpers but caught the eye of the stewards when a 15l third on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) when tried in cheekpieces; that's something to build but likely to be placed at best.

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 88

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair on the Flat at up to 1m4f (three wins) but struggled to get competitive when a big-priced outsider for first two hurdling starts; cheekpieces refitted today; probably needs better ground.

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10th

3

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:55 Kempton

Eloso

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jim & Suzi Best

always behind

100/1

8th

6

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

12:40 Plumpton

Eloso

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Jim & Suzi Best

midfield

66/1

Form: -06265

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Signed off in Ireland with pretty good second at Tramore (2m, heavy) in October; weakened out of contention very tamely on first two British outings but faced tough assignment on first occasion and may not have stayed 2m4f last time; makes more appeal than some of these.

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9th

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:45 Huntingdon

Grasshopper Time

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

held up in rear

11/1

4th

2

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Grasshopper Time

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

led at steady pace, not fluent 4th, joined 5th, pushed along and headed before 3 out

3/1

3rd

2

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Grasshopper Time

11st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Placed in heavy-ground maiden hurdle in Ireland in the autumn but soundly beaten on first three British starts, the last twice in Southwell handicaps (2m4f/2m); needs to get career back on track.

16/1

Form: 066

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made fairly encouraging hurdle debut at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) last month, keeping on steadily for sixth of 18; that form isn't anything to get too excited about but he's open to improvement and has each-way claims here.

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1st

1

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Hawk Stone

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Scopey 5yo who has finished runner-up in both handicaps (heavy/soft) and would probably have won the latest at Chepstow (2m) had he been more fluent over the closing hurdles; up 2lb but they claim 3lb now and he has strong claims.

5/2

2nd

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:15 Chepstow

Hawk Stone

11st 12lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Harriet Dickin

Lightly raced 5yo with some size about him and he chased home a well-backed favourite on handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy), finishing clear of the rest; has to be of interest off just 1lb higher.

5/2

2nd

1

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Hawk Stone

12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Not devoid of ability based on one of his bumper runs and a couple of his efforts over hurdles; was never in it after an early mistake over C&D last month; missed a race last week after he scoped wrong; initial mark looks stiff based on his form.

16/1

Form: 3F6456

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Showed some fair form in Ireland last summer, most notably when placed in Cork maiden (2m1f, yielding), but beaten 50l+ on all three starts for James Owen, most recently in C&D (soft) handicap a fortnight ago (first-time visor); today's race is easier but he still needs to up his game.

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0

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:20 Plumpton

Jimmy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

midfield

12/1

Form: 5-3S

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner who shaped with significant promise before weakening into third on hurdle debut at Bangor (2m, soft) in October and was very much in contention before slipping up (albeit a fair way from home) over C&D two months ago; had wind surgery in the meantime; likely contender.

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3rd

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Wise Guy

11st 3lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Stuart Edmunds

Progressive 5yo who drew 8l clear to score under Harry Atkins at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) a fortnight ago and is now 2-7 over hurdles; respected.

9/4

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Wise Guy

11st 6lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Stuart Edmunds

Travelled strongly before asserting at Lingfield (2m, heavy) last month, his second handicap, and was not discredited when turned over at short odds by all-the-way winner at Huntingdon (2m, soft) a fortnight ago; still has potential and remains of strong interest.

5/2

2nd

5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:52 Huntingdon

Wise Guy

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Kept on well to get off the mark on second handicap start at Lingfield last time (2m, heavy) and should go well again despite a 4lb rise.

11/8

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well down the field in all four Flat races, most recently in low-grade AW handicap six weeks ago; can't be recommended on today's hurdling debut.

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10

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

18:15 Huntingdon

Sir Cilia

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Matt Crawley

Moderate form in all starts under both codes; can only watch.

33/1

6th

5

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:27 Fakenham

Sir Cilia

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Matt Crawley

Flat form doesn't amount to much; modest fifth in both attempts over hurdles, latest over C&D; needs improvement.

16/1

5th

9

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:10 Fakenham

Sir Cilia

10st 10lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Matt Crawley

Lightly-raced Flat maiden who offered little on his hurdling debut when a remote fifth in Warwick juvenile in January; lots more is needed.

66/1

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Non-runners

Just Gino, Most Agreeable

Verdict

Irish point winner JUST GINO weakened into fifth when favourite for last month’s hurdling debut but not before shaping with significant promise. He needs to learn to settle better but ought to build on that recent performance and is the most appealing option in this modest maiden. Wise Guy also made an encouraging hurdle debut at Bangor and is feared most, while Grasshopper Time and Jimmy Boy have possibilities if judged on their Irish form.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Just Gino

The Sun:

Wise Guy

WEST COUNTRY:

Hawk Stone

RP RATINGS:

Just Gino

POSTDATA:

Just Gino

The Times:

Just Gino

Telegraph:

Just Gino

The Guardian:

Just Gino

Daily Mail:

Just Gino

D Express:

Just Gino

Daily Mirror:

Just Gino

The Star:

Just Gino

Daily Record:

Wise Guy