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12:50 Doncaster

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4193.42
  • 2m 0f 128y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Download The At The Races App Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 13

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won on rules debut at Warwick (2m3f, soft) in November despite a final-flight mistake, and the runner-up has franked that form; well-beaten third of five in Grade 2 at Sandown (2m4f, heavy) last month but nevertheless holds leading claims under a penalty today now back down in grade.

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6th

6

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Personal Ambition

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Acts on soft ground; bagged Grade 2 honours at Kelso (2m2f) six weeks ago, taking hurdles record to 3-4, but had little to spare and posted a substandard performance for that particular race; has much more on his plate at this higher level.

20/1

1st

9

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 1

14:17 Kelso

Personal Ambition

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

didn't always jump with fluency, disputed lead, prominent when awkward jump 2nd

4/1

1st

1

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Personal Ambition

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Won on rules debut at Warwick (2m3f, soft) in November despite a final-flight mistake, and the runner-up has franked that form; well-beaten third of five in Grade 2 at Sandown (2m4f, heavy) last month but nevertheless holds leading claims under a penalty today now back down in grade.

5/4

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 411-33 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Two-time bumper winner (good/good to soft; including here) who jumped better in first-time blinkers (retained) here (2m3f, good to soft) last month on his second hurdle start, weakening into a soundly beaten third; unraced on soft; the drop back in trip could help today and he's a key player.

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3rd

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:42 Hereford

Inoui Machin

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Unraced on soft/heavy; edged ahead in the final strides in C&D maiden five weeks ago, collaring a rival who has scored twice here since; 2lb rise in his mark looks manageable; respected back in a handicap.

5/2

1st

7

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

Inoui Machin

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

Dual bumper winner last season and has made the frame on all four hurdling starts this term, most recently when fourth in Taunton handicap (2m, good; first-time cheekpieces) last month; today's longer trip won't be a problem and he ought to play a major role now back in novice company.

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 1/P5 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Won bumper at Stratford (2m, good) on debut in March 2022 then absent until pulled up on hurdle debut last June (2m, good); hung left throughout when soundly beaten fifth at Huntingdon (2m, good) in November, after wind op, but she's in top hands and things could click again at some stage.

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3rd

14

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Lightfoot Lady

10st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Won bumper at Stratford (2m, good) on debut in March 2022 then absent until pulled up on hurdle debut last June (2m, good); hung left throughout when soundly beaten fifth at Huntingdon (2m, good) in November, after wind op, but she's in top hands and things could click again at some stage.

10/1

Form: 2-440

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Ran well last February/May in first two bumpers (good ground) but disappointing at Fakenham (good to soft) in November and soundly beaten on last month's hurdle debut at Newbury (2m, soft); has to raise her game.

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3rd

3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:10 Huntingdon

Charmians Place

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Neil King

raced in second, not fluent 2nd

6/1

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:05 Doncaster

Charmians Place

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Promise last February/May in first two bumpers (both good ground) but three lesser runs have followed (soft/good to soft), over hurdles the last twice; the first-time tongue-tie needs to prompt a revival.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 54

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

3m point winner who is one to watch in the betting in a first-time tongue-tie on this third rules start; has shown ability on both hurdle runs and is not ruled out each-way, but he may be of greater interest in handicaps.

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5th

3

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Finn Lough

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

3m point winner who is one to watch in the betting in a first-time tongue-tie on this third rules start; has shown ability on both hurdle runs and is not ruled out each-way, but he may be of greater interest in handicaps.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

14,000euros foal, 45,000euros 3yo; fourth foal; brother to 2m4f-3m4f hurdle/chase winner Tim Pat (RPR 129); dam unraced sister to 2m4f-2m5f hurdle winner Resolute Bay (126); in top hands and makes debut in race lacking depth; could play leading role, especially if strong in betting.

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5th

8

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:40 Doncaster

Skiffle Man

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

There's some potential in his pedigree and he's open to improvement for his top yard, but beaten 32l when sixth on last month's debut over C&D (good to soft; 13-2) and Harry Skelton rides stablemate Williethebuilder.

14/1

6th

9

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Skiffle Man

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

14,000euros foal, 45,000euros 3yo; fourth foal; brother to 2m4f-3m4f hurdle/chase winner Tim Pat (RPR 129); dam unraced sister to 2m4f-2m5f hurdle winner Resolute Bay (126); in top hands and makes debut in race lacking depth; could play leading role, especially if strong in betting.

5/1

Form: 1-P0 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won bumper at Bangor (2m, good) on debut last April and she's a half-sister to top-class chaser Presenting Percy; monitor the betting, but she's struggled on her first two hurdle starts (tailed off at 100-1 last time).

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7th

15

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Mrs Tabitha

10st 11lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won bumper at Bangor (2m, good) on debut last April and she's a half-sister to top-class chaser Presenting Percy; monitor the betting, but she's struggled on her first two hurdle starts (tailed off at 100-1 last time).

100/1

10th

9

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Mrs Tabitha

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Half-sister to top-class chaser Presenting Percy; drew nicely clear to win good-ground Bangor bumper on debut in April but ran no race when switched to hurdling last month and needs to bounce back here.

20/1

Form: 64

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Improved form when fourth in bumper at Ludlow (2m, soft) last month on his second start; could continue to progress but a bigger run is certainly needed if he's to make an impact on this hurdle debut.

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2

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:10 Huntingdon

Badlands Boy

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

0-4, best efforts when fourth in Ludlow bumper in December and third in Sedgefield maiden hurdle (2m1f, soft; eyecatcher) five weeks ago; again has frame possibilities.

13/2

Form: 950

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown enough across his first three starts to suggest he'll be making an impact today; lowly handicaps beckon after this run.

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9th

7

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Martalite

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Hasn't shown enough across his first three starts to suggest he'll be making an impact today; lowly handicaps beckon after this run.

100/1

12th

6

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:20 Wincanton

Martalite

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Finished well down the field in a Newbury bumper and again in a Hereford novice hurdle; 100-1 for both.

50/1

5th

6

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Martalite

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Unpromising debut (always behind, beaten 57l) in Newbury bumper three weeks ago, having been friendless in the betting; from a decent jumping family but needs a massive step forward.

40/1

Form: 4P

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair fourth on rules debut at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) in November and has had wind op since being pulled up here (2m3f, good to soft) last month; each-way claims if bouncing back to form.

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4th

4

(4)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Ronaldoreturns

9st 4lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: James Owen

Hint of ability on hurdle debut in November but no show since and hard to recommend on Flat debut for new yard; hood/tongue-tie added.

50/1

10th

8

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Ronaldoreturns

11st 4lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Fair fourth on rules debut at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) in November and has had wind op since being pulled up here (2m3f, good to soft) last month; each-way claims if bouncing back to form.

66/1

0

14

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Ronaldoreturns

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Last month's hurdle debut fourth at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft; 125-1) gives him something to build on but others are more compelling.

33/1

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Two-time Flat winner (1m6f/2m) who won't be found wanting for stamina over hurdles, but those victories came at a lowly level and he may be best watched on his first run in this code.

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8th

1

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Gold Ring

11st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Neil Mechie

Won low-grade 2m Flat handicap last spring and bettered inauspicious hurdling debut when running well for a long way in 2m1f maiden here (soft) last month; well beaten since but still not ruled out on handicap hurdle debut.

20/1

10th

3

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Gold Ring

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Neil Mechie

Two staying wins on the Flat at a lowly level; second run over hurdles was better than the first but still has a good bit to find.

100/1

6th

6

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Gold Ring

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Neil Mechie

took keen hold, briefly led, soon pressed leader, led narrowly 3 out (usual 4 out), headed before 2 out

33/1

200/1

Form: 07-

Last run: 290 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off at big odds in both bumpers and he needs to be an entirely different proposition on this first hurdle start.

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0

5

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

The Old Bull

11st 10lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Tom Gretton

Tailed off in both bumpers and was beaten out of sight at a massive price on his recent hurdling debut at Doncaster (2m, good to soft).

100/1

12th

10

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

The Old Bull

11st 4lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Tom Gretton

Tailed off at big odds in both bumpers and he needs to be an entirely different proposition on this first hurdle start.

200/1

7th

9

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:18 Carlisle

The Old Bull

10st 9lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tom Gretton

28-1, tailed off on debut at Aintree (2m1f, soft) last November; a transformation is required in a first-time tongue-tie.

50/1

Form: 4

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three-time Flat winner (at about 1m2f) who was a fair fourth on his hurdle and stable debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in November; that form has worked out well and he could improve for that first run since August; might not be far away in a first-time tongue-tie.

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0

6

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Mafia Power

11st 4lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Patrick Neville

Three-time Flat winner (at about 1m2f) who was a fair fourth on his hurdle and stable debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in November; that form has worked out well and he could improve for that first run since August; might not be far away in a first-time tongue-tie.

25/1

4th

5

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:00 Sedgefield

Mafia Power

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Patrick Neville

towards rear

16/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £38.00
Straight Forecast £36.10
Trifecta £153.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Personal Ambition

POSTDATA:

Inoui Machin

LAMBOURN:

Lightfoot Lady

Daily Mirror:

Zain Nights

RP RATINGS:

Personal Ambition

TOPSPEED:

Personal Ambition

WEST COUNTRY:

Personal Ambition

The Times:

Personal Ambition

The Guardian:

Personal Ambition

Daily Mail:

Personal Ambition

D Express:

Personal Ambition

Telegraph:

Inoui Machin

The Star:

Inoui Machin

Daily Record:

Inoui Machin