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14:50 Leicester

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Visit racingtv.com Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 1m 7f 113y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Visit racingtv.com Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: F- BF

Last run: 607 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well-bred 7yo who was disputing second before last-flight fall in four-runner Aintree maiden (2m4f, good) in May 2022 but has not raced again since; not an easy one to weigh up at present, with today's much slower ground another imponderable, but market support will heighten interest.

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3rd

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Lingfield

Dominics Fault

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Fell late on hurdle debut in May 2022 but he defied an absence and a clumsy jump two out when winning at Leicester last month (1m7f, heavy); may well come on plenty for in-form yard but will probably need to.

100/30

1st

2

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

14:50 Leicester

Dominics Fault

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Olly Murphy

Well-bred 7yo who was disputing second before last-flight fall in four-runner Aintree maiden (2m4f, good) in May 2022 but has not raced again since; not an easy one to weigh up at present, with today's much slower ground another imponderable, but market support will heighten interest.

5/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 54

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising fourth on Irish point debut last February (yielding to soft) and built upon his encouraging seasonal/bumper debut (soft) when keeping-on fourth over hurdles at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) last month; almost certainly has more to offer and features prominently in calculations.

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3rd

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Wal Bucks

12st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Managed only fourth of six when upped to 2m4f for last month's handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f, soft) but wasn't beaten far and this race looks less competitive; upped in trip again here and still has potential.

5/2

4th

5

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:46 Sandown

Wal Bucks

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Has run in just one Irish point, a bumper and two novice hurdles; made most and kept on well when beaten a neck in six-runner race at Leicester (1m7f, heavy) latest; that suggested he'd be suited by further and there should be enough stamina in the pedigree, so he's one to note on handicap debut.

2/1

2nd

7

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

14:50 Leicester

Wal Bucks

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Promising fourth on Irish point debut last February (yielding to soft) and built upon his encouraging seasonal/bumper debut (soft) when keeping-on fourth over hurdles at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) last month; almost certainly has more to offer and features prominently in calculations.

3/1

Form: 32-66

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two 1m4f French bumpers in 2022 but showed only minor promise in two 2m3f hurdles for Venetia Williams towards end of last year and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps.

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6th

4

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Jo Lescribaa

11st 1lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, jumped left 3rd, pressed leader before 3 out, weakening when short of room 2 out, no chance when not fluent last

5/1

2

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:25 Leicester

Jo Lescribaa

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Showed promise when placed in two French bumpers and he has been brought along steadily for his current yard, posting an encouraging third in 2m novice here three weeks ago; most interesting on his handicap debut with his stamina drawn out more.

11/4

3rd

4

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

14:50 Leicester

Jo Lescribaa

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Placed in two 1m4f French bumpers in 2022 but showed only minor promise in two 2m3f hurdles for Venetia Williams towards end of last year and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps.

20/1

Form: 0-21 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Newbury bumper (good to soft) on seasonal debut in November and was one of two to sprint well clear of the others when scoring on last month's hurdling debut at Southwell (2m, good to soft); leading contender here if coping with the slower ground.

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4th

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Tommie Gun

11st 7lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Lightly raced 5yo who won a Southwell maiden (2m, good to soft) in December and stuck to his task pretty well when third on handicap debut at Newbury (2m, heavy) six weeks ago; could still have a bigger run in him.

6/1

3rd

3

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

14:25 Newbury

Tommie Gun

11st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Second in bumper here in November; won hurdling debut at Southwell (2m, again good to soft) but downhill on both outings since; needs to resume improvement, in a major way.

6/1

Form: 4/5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Three-time Flat winner on Kempton's Polytrack (1m4f-2m) last year and returned to hurdling with very respectable fifth of 18 at Newbury (2m, soft) three weeks ago; needs to build on that effort here, though, and today's heavy ground is probably not ideal.

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5th

3

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

14:50 Leicester

Donald Llewellyn

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Three-time Flat winner on Kempton's Polytrack (1m4f-2m) last year and returned to hurdling with very respectable fifth of 18 at Newbury (2m, soft) three weeks ago; needs to build on that effort here, though, and today's heavy ground is probably not ideal.

8/1

5th

5

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:50 Newbury

Donald Llewellyn

11st 4lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Back from a long absence for three Flat wins on Kempton AW (1m4f/2m; fair form) in first half of the year; six-month break before below form there six weeks ago, however, and soundly beaten in 2020 on his only start over hurdles; stable runs three.

50/1

9th

13

(7)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Donald Llewellyn

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Back from a long absence to notch three wins here (1m4f-2m) in the first half of the year; the slightly shorter trip is more of a concern than his six-month break.

9/1

Form: 06-U

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten when 100-1 for both bumpers last season and was in rear before unseating rider at last flight on hurdle debut in November.

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7th

7

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Lunar Ocean

10st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Paul Webber

Has shown pretty much zilch so far; goes handicapping off a basement mark but with much to prove.

12/1

12th

6

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

14:42 Huntingdon

Lunar Ocean

11st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Paul Webber

Well beaten in two bumpers and as many hurdles; limited appeal in first-time tongue-tie.

100/1

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Exacta £124.00
Straight Forecast £118.80
Trifecta £433.00

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