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Farmers Friend Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Farmers Friend Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 152-

Last run: 270 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won Wincanton bumper (good to soft) on debut just over a year ago and outran 40-1 odds when very creditable second in Aintree festival Grade 2 (good to soft) in April; makes hurdling debut after nine-month break but looks a good prospect.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Golden Ace

11st 8lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

prominent, went second after 2nd

8/11

1st

11

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Golden Ace

10st 12lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Won Wincanton bumper (good to soft) on debut just over a year ago and outran 40-1 odds when very creditable second in Aintree festival Grade 2 (good to soft) in April; makes hurdling debut after nine-month break but looks a good prospect.

7/2

2nd

6

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Golden Ace

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Fifth of 14 at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) in February, which perhaps highlights her limitations, but it was still a good run under a penalty and she didn't help herself by failing to settle; the form of her debut win at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) worked out well and she's not ruled out.

33/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 221 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No match for easy winner when second on hurdling debut in November, but improved to win readily by 13l at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) last month; likely to encounter slower ground here but has plenty of scope for further progress and features prominently in calculations.

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2nd

7

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Lucky Place

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Bolted up at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) and conceded 14lb to the winner when going down narrowly at Taunton (soft); unwise to knock that effort when his conqueror ran second to the smart Dysart Enos in last season's Grade 2 bumper for mares at the Grand National meeting; needs a second look.

14/1

2nd

2

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Lucky Place

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

No match for easy winner when second on hurdling debut in November, but improved to win readily by 13l at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) last month; likely to encounter slower ground here but has plenty of scope for further progress and features prominently in calculations.

7/4

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10/11

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4-12

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Created good impression when making all on hurdling debut at Exeter (2m, good to soft) in November and ran big race in defeat in Sandown Grade 2 (2m4f, heavy) last month; back in calmer waters today and a very strong contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 1

15:05 Exeter

Insurrection

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won over C&D (good to soft) on hurdle debut in November and good second in Sandown Grade 2 (2m4f, heavy) in December; only third at 4-6 in Taunton novice (2m3f, soft) last month but that form has been firmly boosted by the front two and he's entitled to respect.

11/4

3rd

1

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Insurrection

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Created good impression when making all on hurdling debut at Exeter (2m, good to soft) in November and ran big race in defeat in Sandown Grade 2 (2m4f, heavy) last month; back in calmer waters today and a very strong contender.

10/11

Form:

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a well-connected mare and represents a good stable, but was in rear throughout on last month's debut at Exeter (2m, soft).

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8

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Nordic Storm

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Out of a well-connected mare and represents a good stable but was unable to land a significant blow on his first two outings (2m/2m3f).

66/1

4th

8

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Nordic Storm

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Out of a well-connected mare and represents a good stable, but was in rear throughout on last month's debut at Exeter (2m, soft).

33/1

Form: 06P

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a maiden point last spring but didn't show a great deal in a bumper and two novice hurdles (2m/2m3f) towards the end of last year.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Guivinec

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

Won a maiden point last spring but didn't show a great deal in a bumper and two novice hurdles (2m/2m3f) towards the end of last year.

50/1

0

3

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:00 Taunton

Guivinec

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent

14/1

11

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Guivinec

11st 0lb

T: Anthony Honeyball

Form: 9P/98

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Always behind when a 400-1 outsider for first two hurdle races, the latter over C&D in November.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Brucie Bonus

11st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Sarah Robinson

Always behind when a 400-1 outsider for first two hurdle races, the latter over C&D in November.

100/1

8th

1

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Brucie Bonus

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sarah Robinson

Struggled at massive prices in two bumpers here early in 2022 and was the same story on his hurdling debut at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) in August; can only be watched after another break.

100/1

9th

2

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Brucie Bonus

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Sarah Robinson

always behind, not fluent 1st

100/1

Form: 0-74

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten about 39l when fourth of nine on hurdling debut at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago and needs to take a big step forward.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Kempton

Pescatorius

11st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Harriet Dickin

Showed nothing more than minor promise on first two hurdling starts (2m4f/2m3f) and low-grade handicaps are probably on the agenda after this.

100/1

7th

10

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Pescatorius

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Beaten about 39l when fourth of nine on hurdling debut at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago and needs to take a big step forward.

50/1

4th

6

19th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:20 Wincanton

Pescatorius

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Harriet Dickin

held up in rear, no impression after 3 out

100/1

Form: 7

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to Grand National runner-up Pleasant Company; kept on steadily and not beaten far when seventh of 14 over C&D (good to soft) on recent debut, but is probably one for further down the line.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Owl Of Athens

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Unexposed 5yo who was not beaten far when shaping well in Chepstow novice (2m, heavy) last month; back up in trip for today's handicap debut and open to significant improvement.

7/1

5th

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Owl Of Athens

11st 3lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

towards rear

50/1

8th

9

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Owl Of Athens

11st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Out of a half-sister to Grand National runner-up Pleasant Company; kept on steadily and not beaten far when seventh of 14 over C&D (good to soft) on recent debut, but is probably one for further down the line.

33/1

Form: PP-

Last run: 430 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a soft-ground Irish point in February 2022, but did not look straightforward when pulled up in two novice hurdles for Laura Young later that year; makes debut for new stable after 430-day absence.

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3rd

9

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Taunton

Come On Paddy Mac

10st 5lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th

10/1

2

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Come On Paddy Mac

11st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Neil Mulholland

Irish point winner in February 2022 but well beaten on all three hurdling starts, most recently when 100-1 for stable debut three weeks ago; tongue-tie added here.

100/1

9th

5

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Come On Paddy Mac

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a soft-ground Irish point in February 2022, but did not look straightforward when pulled up in two novice hurdles for Laura Young later that year; makes debut for new stable after 430-day absence.

33/1

10th
3
Azolo

100/1

Form: 0P0

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Struggled when a big-priced outsider for first two hurdling attempts (2m/2m4f).

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

10th

3

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Azolo

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Struggled when a big-priced outsider for first two hurdling attempts (2m/2m4f).

100/1

11th

1

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:40 Plumpton

Azolo

11st 4lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Ben Clarke

in touch with leaders

150/1

0

1

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Azolo

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Runner-up in British maiden point (2m4f, good to soft) in April on second start but tailed off at 150-1 on bumper debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and is probably best watched now hurdling.

100/1

Form: 8-P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Struggled when a 400-1 outsider for recent hurdling debut at Newbury (2m4f).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

7

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Last In Line

11st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Geoffrey Deacon

Struggled when a 400-1 outsider for recent hurdling debut at Newbury (2m4f).

150/1

0

8

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

14:35 Newbury

Last In Line

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Geoffrey Deacon

33-1, always towards rear when 39l eighth of nine in bumper at Fontwell (1m6f, soft) in April; bred to jump but best watched on this first go.

100/1

8th

2

4th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 5f 159y

Class 5

17:00 Fontwell

Last In Line

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Geoffrey Deacon

towards rear, outpaced and pushed along 5f out

14/1

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Straight Forecast £136.70
Trifecta £185.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Insurrection

Telegraph:

Lucky Place

Daily Mirror:

Golden Ace

D Express:

Lucky Place

RP RATINGS:

Insurrection

TOPSPEED:

Insurrection

POSTDATA:

Insurrection

WEST COUNTRY:

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The Guardian:

Insurrection

Daily Mail:

Insurrection

The Sun:

Insurrection

Daily Record:

Insurrection

The Star:

Golden Ace