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13:30 Chepstow

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Betting.bet Free Members Club Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Betting.bet Free Members Club Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 0/2

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winner of his second Irish point in May 2021 but not seen again until running with great credit behind an eased-down hotpot at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy; 50-1) in December; a lot depends on whether he can repeat it on second run back but has a fair form chance if he can.

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7

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

House Of Stories

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Irish 3m maiden point winner who returned from a very long absence to finish second on his rules debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy) in December, then won at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last month, when finishing behind the demoted Mad Mike (runs 2:03); open to further improvement now up in trip on handicap debut and he's one to consider.

6/1

1st

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

House Of Stories

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

towards rear, in touch with leaders 4th, went second 3 out, ridden 2 out, went clear with winner approaching last, carried left last, kept on run-in, briefly led inside final 110yds, just failed

4/1

Form: 5-P5

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Minor ability in a bumper but pulled up and well held in two hurdle runs, the latest in blinkers (retained); handicaps more suitable shortly.

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1st

1

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:03 Exeter

Mad Mike

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Left previous form behind when first past the post at 100-1 at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last month, only to be demoted due to interference; needs to confirm that promise today, but leading claims if he can.

4/11

2nd

5

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Mad Mike

11st 6lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

pressed leader, led with one circuit to go, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, bad mistake and swerved left last, briefly headed inside final 110yds, kept on well towards finish, just prevailed

50/1

Form: 106

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promise in his one point; returned from absence with a ready bumper win at Ffos Las (good to soft) in October but weak finisher in Listed race at that level next time, and again on 2m hurdle debut at Exeter; work to do.

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1st

3

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Doyen Quest

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

The Chepstow maiden (2m3f) in which he finished third was an ordinary race and this 6yo hasn't progressed from winning his bumper; perhaps this is his trip for now.

7/2

3rd

2

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Doyen Quest

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, some headway 7th, went third but not fluent 3 out, ridden when hung left and weakened approaching last, no match for first two

9/1

Form: 65-028

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Modest start to hurdle career here in October but he came on a ton for the outing when runner-up over C&D in December (heavy; first-time cheekpieces, retained); said never to have travelled when disappointing at Ludlow 19 days ago and hard to predict how he'll run this time.

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4th

6

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Magical Escape

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

in touch with leaders, jumped left 1st, outpaced 7th, not fluent 3 out, lost touch before 2 out, jumped left last, kept on run-in, no telling impression

6/1

8th

10

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:20 Ludlow

Magical Escape

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Minor promise in both bumpers last season; always in rear on his hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f) in October but he found stacks of improvement when runner-up over same C&D (heavy; cheekpieces added) last month; sets the standard on that promising effort and he's open to more progress at this new trip.

11/4

Form: 1-7 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of smart staying hurdler Mickie; ran green but found plenty when winning bumper debut here in late 2022; not seen again until last month when although down the field in a Listed Ascot bumper he looked to retain ability; looks sure to appreciate at least this far now hurdling.

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5th

7

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Marvellous Mick

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

didn't jump well, took keen hold, prominent, bad mistake 2nd, not fluent 5th, mistake and lost ground 6th, soon recovered, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and weakened quickly before 2 out, bad mistake 2 out

11/4

7th

9

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Marvellous Mick

11st 2lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Backed into 6-5 when winning with something to spare on debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) last December; absent since (reportedly had a bad bout of colic in the spring); Harry Cobden rides yard's other runner and Olive Nicholls can't claim her usual 7lb, but no surprise to see a bold show.

14/1

1st

14

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:22 Chepstow

Marvellous Mick

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Value rose from £50,000 as a yearling to 120,000euros at three; third foal; dam 2m5f-3m hurdle winner, sister to bumper/2m-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Tara Mist; of obvious interest for his leading stable.

11/4

Form: 5

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Cosy winner of third Irish point; ran as though the run was needed on hurdle debut for new yard at Exeter in December (2m, soft) and the extra distance here should suit but another for whom handicaps may be more suitable.

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8th

10

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 2

14:35 Exeter

Totowolfe

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Point winner who was fifth of 16 on hurdle debut here (2m, soft) in December, but a bigger performance is needed today and he was tailed off at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last time.

33/1

6th

9

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Totowolfe

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

led, headed with one circuit to go, lost ground quickly before 3 out, struggling when hampered by faller 3 out, tailed off

14/1

Form: O-3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Looked good when winning sole Irish point in early 2022 but he sweated up and ducked out early on hurdle debut for this yard later that year; entitled to come on plenty for his first run since, when dropping away into a well-held third over C&D last month and better expected.

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0

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Broughshane

11st 6lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, 3 lengths down and going okay when mistake and fell 3 out

5/1

Form: 0P

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed promise in Irish points last spring; nothing doing in two hurdles for new yard and handicaps the way forward after this.

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7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:55 Ludlow

Radharc Na Slaine

11st 7lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: David Rees

Maiden pointer; has achieved nothing over hurdles; fitting of tongue-tie needs to make a huge difference.

100/1

0

8

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Radharc Na Slaine

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: David Rees

held up in last, reminders 5th, lost touch and pulled up before 3 out

100/1

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Payout
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Marvellous Mick

RP RATINGS:

Magical Escape

Daily Mirror:

Doyen Quest

The Guardian:

Broughshane

The Star:

House Of Stories

WEST COUNTRY:

Marvellous Mick

Daily Mail:

Marvellous Mick

D Express:

Marvellous Mick

Daily Record:

Marvellous Mick

TOPSPEED:

Magical Escape

POSTDATA:

Magical Escape

The Times:

Magical Escape

The Sun:

Magical Escape