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12:40 Market Rasen

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 2f 140y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Watch Unibet Racing “Postcast” Each Thursday Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hdl Qual’) (GBB)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 1-132 D BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won Newbury bumper last February and a Fontwell novice hurdle in October; third in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m, good) later in October is easily his best form, after he lost narrowly when 1-6 at Hexham (2m, heavy) in November but he suffered an overreach during that race; the form pick judged on both of those last two starts.

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3rd

5

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Idy Wood

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Good third in similar event at Cheltenham (2m, good) in October; justified favouritism at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) most recently, taking rules record to 3-5; could go well, back in this grade.

10/1

1st

1

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Idy Wood

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

prominent

11/10

Form: 6-871P

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Big step forward when readily winning a Fakenham maiden (2m4f, soft) by 16l in December; however, he pulled up at Plumpton 12 days ago after jumping and hanging badly to his right, again when claimer ridden; goes right-handed this time and should be placed at least if that sees him back to form.

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3rd

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

14:40 Fakenham

West Warhorse

11st 9lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: B F Brookhouse

Showed significant improvement when leading for much of the way to win readily in a C&D maiden hurdle (soft) last December; hung badly right and was pulled up at Plumpton since; bit to prove after that, especially going left-handed again but he may be able to bounce back.

9/4

0

3

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:45 Plumpton

West Warhorse

11st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: B F Brookhouse

took keen hold, jumped right throughout, led, hung badly right and headed on turn before 6th, soon pulled up

4/1

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: 5

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won Irish points last February and April, before £160,000 sale; novice chase at Warwick (2m4f, soft) in November looked a very tough introduction to racing under rules and he tailed off; this is a huge drop in class and he has his tongue tied for the first time; trainer runs two.

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Form: 274/45

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Peak efforts were in 2021 and he was absent 548 days, including wind surgery, before this season; latest start (C&D) was not as good as his reappearance but he has clear place claims.

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5th

9

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

15:32 Market Rasen

Gms Prince

10st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Returned in October from a long absence and stayed on for a fair fourth of seven on handicap debut at Stratford (2m2f, good); needs to find something extra today, but that's possible.

12/1

Form: 6-

Last run: 307 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

14-1, faded to go down by 30l in bumper at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) last March; absent since.

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2

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Carlisle

Happy County

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

towards rear, struggling and reminders 3 out

66/1

0

5

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:00 Newcastle

Happy County

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

Half-brother to a French 1m4f/1m5f winner; nibbled at in the market on debut in a bumper here (heavy) last March, when beaten a distance; needs a big step up on that.

25/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 414 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

11-1, no show when soundly beaten in a bumper here (2m, good to soft) in December 2022 for Alex Hales; hooded on this debut for new yard.

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14th

6

25th Jan 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:25 Huntingdon

I Am De Chaillac

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

in touch with leaders

100/1

8th

4

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:10 Market Rasen

I Am De Chaillac

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

£38,000 3yo; second foal; dam well held 5f-1m1f in France, half-sister to useful French 6f-1m winner Val Jaro; trainer has saddled a first-time-out bumper winner this season and he's not ruled out on debut.

14/1

Form: 74

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

9l second in a British maiden point (3m, firm) in June 2022 but he's not shown much in his two runs over hurdles (on good and heavy) this term.

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0

7

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:10 Leicester

Local Drama

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

held up in rear, struggling 5 out, pulled up after 4 out

50/1

4th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:30 Catterick

Local Drama

11st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

towards rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 4th, weakened 2 out

25/1

Form: 348

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran in three Irish points and three Irish bumpers, easily best show when third on bumper debut; tongue tied when tailed off on latest start (November); has left Brian Hamilton; needs a big revival on this hurdle debut.

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5th

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Mount Gallion

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Third in one of his Irish bumpers and didn't run badly when keeping on for 20l fifth on last month's stable and hurdle debut at Catterick (2m3f, soft); however, it wasn't a run that suggests he's the one to be on today.

20/1

Form: 32578

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third and second in small-field bumpers in his first two runs but he's struggled since, particularly last time on second hurdles start.

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5th

6

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:55 Leicester

Professor Higgins

11st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Gary Hanmer

Form dipped sharply on final start in bumpers and he has struggled in both attempts over hurdles (2m); combination of first-time tongue-tie and new trip needs to have major effect.

33/1

Abandoned

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W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to point and fairly useful 2m3f/3m hurdle winner Ree Okka; dam unraced half-sister to the bumper and high-class 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Identity Thief and to the bumper and useful 2m/2m7f hurdle winner Oscarteea; with so many of these bringing poor claims he needs a close look, and stable (runs three) had a rules debutant win a novice hurdle (16-1) 13 days ago.

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0

8

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:00 Newcastle

Red Sam

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Fifth foal; half-brother to point/2m3f/3m hurdle winner Ree Okka; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/high-class 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Identity Thief and bumper/useful 2m and 2m7f hurdle winner Oscarteea; trainer among the winners in recent days; needs a check for any market confidence on debut.

16/1

Form: 30-7P9

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third in bumper at Wetherby (soft) last March on debut but not so good since, including two runs at 150-1 over hurdles at Bangor.

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6th

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Streamsforth Lad

11st 5lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Gary Hanmer

prominent

16/1

Form: 406

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fourth of seven in a warm bumper at Perth (2m, good) last August; has run twice over hurdles for new yard, given wind surgery in between and latest start (front-running sixth of 14 at Newcastle) was a step back in the right direction but he needs much better than that; trainer runs two.

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2nd

3

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell

We Got Your Back

11st 8lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Two whiffs of ability, the latest when sixth of 14 in novice at Newcastle (2m1f, soft) after wind surgery; heavy defeat at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) later in January, again making the running, but he was 40-1 and should be much more interesting in this 2m race for handicap debut; hooded three starts back and again today.

6/1

8th

10

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:10 Leicester

We Got Your Back

11st 5lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

took keen hold, led, headed 4 out

33/1

Form: 77

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Closer at Newcastle (2m1f, soft) on second start but was still beaten 20l, about 2l behind We Got Your Back; looks a longer-term prospect.

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8th

9

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Wetherby

Missy Ava

10st 9lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Mark Walford

Improved form when 20l seventh of 14 at Newcastle (2m1f, soft) recently on second start but needs another big step forward today.

200/1

7th

11

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Missy Ava

10st 9lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders

66/1

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Verdict

The form points firmly to IDY WOOD, who may well have had an excuse with his overreach when he was beaten a neck at 1-6 last time out. West Warhorse and Gms Prince (second choice) are the only others who have shown significant form over hurdles. Laura Morgan runs two and Mark Walford three, with the well-related newcomer Red Sam looking the first string on jockey bookings for the latter stable, so he needs a close look.[Richard Austen]