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14:20 Huntingdon

Soft

Arkle Finance EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4220.64
  • 1m 7f 171y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Arkle Finance EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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4/9 (Won)

  • Win: £1.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 21P CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Best to forgive his Grade 1 effort on Boxing Day (lost his action, pulled up); made all for 14l success over C&D (good) the time before and that form has worked out well; earlier Ascot effort (soft) also reads positively; leading claims back down in class.

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Verdict Starting price

11

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Tellherthename

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Best to forgive his Grade 1 effort on Boxing Day (lost his action); has solid form otherwise and that defeat is flanked by all-the-way wins at Huntingdon (2m, good/good to soft), both by 14l; seems to handle soft; should rate higher still in the right scenario but chance may partly depend on whether he's able to dominate in the same comfortable manner, which isn't guaranteed in this field.

20/1

1st

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:20 Huntingdon

Tellherthename

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Best to forgive his Grade 1 effort on Boxing Day (lost his action, pulled up); made all for 14l success over C&D (good) the time before and that form has worked out well; earlier Ascot effort (soft) also reads positively; leading claims back down in class.

4/9

Form: 7-71 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Finished seventh in a couple of big-field bumpers, then recorded an easy win at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) on the switch to hurdles; needs further progress to defy a 6lb penalty but that's not out of the question.

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2nd

2

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:15 Ffos Las

Dartmoor Pirate

11st 9lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

led but pestered, joined 3rd, outpaced approaching last, kept on run-in, no match for winner

100/30

4th

6

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Dartmoor Pirate

11st 8lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Rocketed home in a big field at Wincanton in December (1m7f, soft) and by no means disgraced behind good novices the last twice; compiling a solid profile and there's scope for improvement now raised in distance; respected.

12/1

Form: 23-

Last run: 321 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Notable connections; showed clear promise in two bumpers last winter, solid third (behind subsequent scorers) at Chepstow last February; open to progress over hurdles this season and looks interesting on reappearance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 179y

Class 3

16:08 Wincanton

Home Free

10st 13lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Placed behind good horses in his first two hurdles before making the most of a soft opening when odds-on at Lingfield (2m, heavy); should have a future in handicaps off this sort of mark.

3/1

1st

3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:02 Lingfield

Home Free

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

made all, clear before 3 out, shaken up and went further clear after 2 out, readily

10/11

Form: 5-3S

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Good-ground point winner; something to find on his completed rules efforts at Bangor (bumper/hurdle); slipped up at Fakenham when last seen.

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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: 9

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unpromising debut (always behind, well beaten) in similar event at Plumpton last month; best watched.

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8th

5

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

Je Suis Sacre

11st 7lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

towards rear, hampered 1st

150/1

5th

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:20 Huntingdon

Je Suis Sacre

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Unpromising debut (always behind, well beaten) in similar event at Plumpton last month; best watched.

66/1

9th

8

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

12:40 Plumpton

Je Suis Sacre

11st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

always behind

25/1

Form: P5

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest fifth in claiming grade at Ludlow last time; handicaps may be more suitable shortly.

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8

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

Protector Pete

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

took keen hold, towards rear

10/1

6th

5

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:20 Huntingdon

Protector Pete

11st 2lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Tom Gretton

Modest fifth in claiming grade at Ludlow last time; handicaps may be more suitable shortly.

66/1

5th

1

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:50 Ludlow

Protector Pete

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

took keen hold, held up in rear, hampered before 4th, headway after 4 out, weakened from 3 out

50/1

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