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16:00 Hereford

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 0f 53y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Benefited from front-running tactics when winning an Irish point and similar tactics worked a treat when never headed on hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, soft); that wasn't a strong race but this isn't either so has a good chance of defying the penalty.

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1st

1

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

The Gypsy Davey

11st 12lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Benefited from front-running tactics when winning an Irish point and similar tactics worked a treat when never headed on hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, soft); that wasn't a strong race but this isn't either so has a good chance of defying the penalty.

11/10

1st

9

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:55 Taunton

The Gypsy Davey

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Half-brother to 2m hurdle winner Cotton Jenny; dam 2m chase winner, sister to 2m chase/2m4f hurdle winner Captain Dash; has run in four Irish points, putting up an improved show when making all in early December; hard to know what that form amounts to but he goes hurdling at a realistic level.

9/2

50/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: U6

Last run: 179 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Winner of 1m Flat claimer in Ireland last spring; not yet of much interest on what he's shown in Britain, in two hurdles and on the AW.

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2nd

14

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Secret Sauce

10st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Anthony Charlton

Winner of 1m Flat claimer in Ireland last spring; not yet of much interest on what he's shown in Britain, in two hurdles and on the AW.

50/1

10th

19

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Secret Sauce

9st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Anthony Charlton

Won a claimer on the Flat in Ireland in May (1m, soft); let down by his jumping in two hurdle runs in the summer; has undergone wind surgery since; others much safer.

12/1

6th

6

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:08 Stratford

Secret Sauce

11st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Won a Gowran Park claimer (1m, soft) on final Irish Flat start in May; unfancied on recent hurdle debut and failed to negotiate the first flight at Newton Abbot; possibly best watched for now.

14/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 43

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won the second of two completions in Irish points; modest bumper form on British debut but he ran well for a long way when switched to hurdles at Kelso (2m, heavy) and this less testing ground may well suit; open to improvement either way.

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3rd

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Isholo Du Vivien

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Irish point winner; beaten 11l and 7l in his two hurdles, on heavy and good to soft; a weakener on both those occasions but may be sharper now.

4/1

3rd

4

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Isholo Du Vivien

11st 5lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Won the second of two completions in Irish points; modest bumper form on British debut but he ran well for a long way when switched to hurdles at Kelso (2m, heavy) and this less testing ground may well suit; open to improvement either way.

9/2

3rd

9

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:02 Kelso

Isholo Du Vivien

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Made all to win his point by 11l in October; only 9-4 for bumper debut at Bangor but dropped away to finish last of the four; should do better.

7/1

Form: 555

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Favourite for bumper debut at Ludlow in October but never in the picture; has run in better hurdle races than this in the meantime, at Sandown and Kempton, and has hinted at ability; considered down in class.

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4th

9

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Too Much Hammer

11st 5lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Favourite for bumper debut at Ludlow in October but never in the picture; has run in better hurdle races than this in the meantime, at Sandown and Kempton, and has hinted at ability; considered down in class.

7/1

5th

9

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:05 Kempton

Too Much Hammer

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Beaten favourite in bumper on debut, then finished long way back in fifth in a maiden hurdle at Sandown; lots of improvement needed.

66/1

5th

9

12th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:40 Sandown

Too Much Hammer

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

pressed leader, led before 3rd, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

25/1

Form: 5P

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Minor form on bumper debut at Stratford last July and pulled up a fair way from home on Exeter hurdle debut last month; not this time.

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5th

5

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Joker Jack

11st 5lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Claire Hitch

Minor form on bumper debut at Stratford last July and pulled up a fair way from home on Exeter hurdle debut last month; not this time.

100/1

0

5

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:25 Exeter

Joker Jack

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Claire Hitch

Nice pedigree and bred to stay well; wouldn't have been helped by a slow gallop when fifth of seven runners in a Stratford bumper (only 15-2); still best watched for now.

20/1

Form: 9

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point bumper winner last April; dropped right out in a Sedgefield bumper 17 days ago on first run since; probably best watched now hurdling.

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5th

6

26th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:20 Plumpton

Just Aidan

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Won soft-ground point bumper on debut last April but has not shown a great deal in a bumper and two hurdle races this year.

50/1

6th

4

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Just Aidan

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Point bumper winner last April; hasn't shown remotely enough under rules to merit a second look here.

33/1

6th

6

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Just Aidan

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Point bumper winner last April; dropped right out in a Sedgefield bumper 17 days ago on first run since; probably best watched now hurdling.

25/1

Form: 44-7

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unable to sustain effort in two course bumpers in early 2023 and on hurdle debut at Chepstow in December; needs to settle better.

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7th

8

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Timeforarum

11st 5lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Brian Eckley

Unable to sustain effort in two course bumpers in early 2023 and on hurdle debut at Chepstow in December; needs to settle better.

25/1

7th

8

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Timeforarum

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Brian Eckley

Half-brother to Listed bumper winner Timeforatune; displayed significant ability when fourth in two good-ground Hereford bumpers in February but others in this line-up look much stronger; had wind op in March.

20/1

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W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Tenth foal; half-sister to point/2m chase winner Doc Carver; dam unraced half-sister to very useful 2m5f-3m5f (including Aintree Fox Hunters') chase winner Trust Fund; probably one to watch on belated debut.

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8th

12

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Creamoverpeaches

10st 12lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Tenth foal; half-sister to point/2m chase winner Doc Carver; dam unraced half-sister to very useful 2m5f-3m5f (including Aintree Fox Hunters') chase winner Trust Fund; probably one to watch on belated debut.

33/1

Form: 6

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Useful staying jumpers in pedigree; no threat behind The Gypsy Davey on recent Taunton debut but her sixth place was quite creditable given it was her first outing; likely to need more of a trip than 2m though.

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5

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 3

15:25 Market Rasen

Jacksbar

11st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Mare by Jack Hobbs who hasn't shown a great deal in two runs over hurdles; others stronger.

25/1

9th

13

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Jacksbar

10st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Useful staying jumpers in pedigree; no threat behind The Gypsy Davey on recent Taunton debut but her sixth place was quite creditable given it was her first outing; likely to need more of a trip than 2m though.

8/1

Form: 00

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Big prices and out the back in a course bumper and a maiden hurdle at Southwell this winter.

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10th

7

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Pearly King

11st 5lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Simon Edwards

Big prices and out the back in a course bumper and a maiden hurdle at Southwell this winter.

200/1

10th

6

17th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:55 Southwell

Pearly King

11st 4lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Simon Edwards

80-1 and never counted in a modest Hereford bumper (good).

100/1

Form: 5

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Pedigree more about the Flat although one sibling was a winning hurdler; from a leading yard and should come on for her bumper debut at Musselburgh last month when not beaten too far; hurdle debut.

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0

11

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Callan Queen

10st 12lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Pedigree more about the Flat although one sibling was a winning hurdler; from a leading yard and should come on for her bumper debut at Musselburgh last month when not beaten too far; hurdle debut.

13/2

5th

8

18th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

15:25 Musselburgh

Callan Queen

10st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Eleventh foal; half-sister to 7f AW 2yo/1m2f turf (RPR 80) and 2m hurdle winner Crushed; dam 7f 2yo winner (60)/placed 2m-2m4f hurdles, half-sister to Australian 1m2f Group 1 winner Beaten Up and 1m4f Group 3 winner Harris Tweed; with powerful yard and needs watching in market on debut.

13/2

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The Gypsy Davey

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Isholo Du Vivien

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Jacksbar

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The Gypsy Davey

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The Gypsy Davey

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