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14:45 Wincanton

Good To Soft

Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Qualifier) (GBB) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4955.86
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Qualifier) (GBB) (Div I)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 257-2P BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in a bumper on good to soft; looked poised to win on hurdling debut at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in November until stumbling badly at last flight and succumbing to a strong finisher; raced too freely and was very disappointing favourite when returning there in December; major player if he's back to his best.

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1st

7

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Steel Ally

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Second in a bumper on good to soft; looked poised to win on hurdling debut at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in November until stumbling badly at last flight and succumbing to a strong finisher; raced too freely and was very disappointing favourite when returning there in December; major player if he's back to his best.

7/4

9/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 7-712 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Contested good bumpers; eased clear to win by 11l on hurdling debut over C&D (soft) and then bumped into a top prospect in Tellherthename at Huntingdon; there's nothing of his calibre to worry about here.

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2nd

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Dartmoor Pirate

11st 8lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Contested good bumpers; eased clear to win by 11l on hurdling debut over C&D (soft) and then bumped into a top prospect in Tellherthename at Huntingdon; there's nothing of his calibre to worry about here.

9/4

2nd

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:20 Huntingdon

Dartmoor Pirate

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

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.

9/2

20/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Looked ordinary in seven defeats for Richard Hannon, from 7f to 1m4f; wouldn't be the obvious answer to this.

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3rd

10

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Manuelito

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Looked ordinary in seven defeats for Richard Hannon, from 7f to 1m4f; wouldn't be the obvious answer to this.

20/1

8th

4

(8)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 5

16:40 Salisbury

Manuelito

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Only fifth of six in 1m2f classified event here last month, taking record to 0-6; looks an ordinary sort and needs improvement on form.

14/1

5th

6

(7)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 5

19:40 Salisbury

Manuelito

9st 2lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Richard Hannon

Safely held on seasonal/handicap debut at start of this month but fared much better when fourth of 17 (just behind Lady Rascal) in Newbury handicap eight days ago, and that piece of form makes him of strong interest.

5/1

Form: P7P

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Two Flat wins for Andrew Balding; has been poor under both codes for current connections.

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4th

8

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Galactic Jack

10st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Anthony Charlton

Two Flat wins for Andrew Balding; has been poor under both codes for current connections.

50/1

0

3

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:20 Kempton

Galactic Jack

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Anthony Charlton

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, detached after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

33/1

10th

4

(2)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Galactic Jack

9st 6lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Anthony Charlton

midfield

20/1

Form:

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £55,000 soon after finishing second in good-ground Irish point last May; it could be that heavy ground wasn't to his liking when tailed off at Exeter (2m2f); odds of 15-2 suggested more was expected of him.

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7th

7

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Paddy In The Caddy

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Finished behind two of these when tailed off in an Exeter maiden hurdle and had to settle for another minor role on good to soft here earlier this month; one for another day.

33/1

6th

5

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Paddy In The Caddy

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Bought for £55,000 soon after finishing second in good-ground Irish point last May; it could be that heavy ground wasn't to his liking when tailed off at Exeter (2m2f); odds of 15-2 suggested more was expected of him.

12/1

10th

11

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Paddy In The Caddy

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Bought for £55,000 soon after finishing second in good-ground Irish point last May; the third from that race finished second twice over hurdles in November and this fellow has possibilities on today's rules debut if he handles the ground.

8/1

Form: 323-4

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Placed in two bumpers and a 2m soft-ground novice at Warwick in late 2022; had 11 months off after that and he moved well for a long way before getting tired at Exeter (2m2f, good) in October; since had wind surgery and now tries a tongue-tie; probably has to improve a bit.

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7th

2

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

American Land

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed in two bumpers and a 2m soft-ground novice at Warwick in late 2022; had 11 months off after that and he moved well for a long way before getting tired at Exeter (2m2f, good) in October; since had wind surgery and now tries a tongue-tie; probably has to improve a bit.

11/2

4th

1

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

American Land

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed in both bumpers last year (one on good ground) and made good start to hurdling career when third of 17 at Warwick (2m, soft) last November; not seen again since but should have more to offer this season.

7/1

3rd

3

16th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Warwick

American Land

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Placed in bumpers at Down Royal (for Stuart Crawford) and Newton Abbot; no match for the winner last time but wasn't disgraced; open to progress now hurdling and again has place possibilities.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Dual 7f winner for David O'Meara for whom he raced eight times (stayed 1m2f on heavy); just the type that his new trainer does well with; tries headgear for the first time on hurdling debut following 22,000gns sale.

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8th

9

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Kentucky Bluegrass

10st 4lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

Dual 7f winner for David O'Meara for whom he raced eight times (stayed 1m2f on heavy); just the type that his new trainer does well with; tries headgear for the first time on hurdling debut following 22,000gns sale.

20/1

4th

5

(12)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Kentucky Bluegrass

9st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Won two novices at about 7f (good to soft/good to firm) in May/June; yet to strike in handicaps but he was a fair fourth of six at Epsom (8.5f, good to firm) last time and the dam's side of this 3yo's pedigree suggests the step up to 1m2f is worth a go; has run okay on soft; not discounted.

7/1

4th

1

(1)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 113y

Class 5

17:45 Epsom

Kentucky Bluegrass

9st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: David O’Meara

raced in third

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 0667

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

The closest he's come was the 16l he finished behind Dartmoor Pirate here on his penultimate run; opposable.

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9th

3

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Hawk Stone

11st 2lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Harriet Dickin

The closest he's come was the 16l he finished behind Dartmoor Pirate here on his penultimate run; opposable.

200/1

7th

5

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:55 Kempton

Hawk Stone

11st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

towards rear but in touch with leaders, weakened before 2 out

40/1

Form: 7

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Had four Flat runs, winning twice over 1m4f in France; beaten 23l into seventh (of 18) on hurdling debut at Newbury (2m, soft; 11-2) but that was after an absence of 523 days so he was entitled to need it; this should reveal more.

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0

6

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Salvatore

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mel Rowley

Won soft-ground hunter chase over C&D in February 2022 and was also successful in that sphere at Musselburgh in March but struggled on last month's seasonal/handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy); will be suited by today's move back up in trip but others have much less to prove.

20/1

6th

1

19th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

13:00 Fontwell

Salvatore

12st 2lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

in touch with leaders, slow jump and lost position 4th, dropped to last when slow jump 6th, lost touch 9th

11/2

1st

2

1st Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

17:00 Musselburgh

Salvatore

12st 6lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: Philip Rowley

Won a hunter chase here (3m2f, soft) in February 2021 and landed another at Bangor (3m, soft) last February; fair second of four in a recent point-to-point (3m, good) and he's a leading contender now back under rules.

11/8

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Payout
Exacta £56.00
Straight Forecast £54.70
Trifecta £822.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Dartmoor Pirate

SPOTLIGHT:

Steel Ally

WEST COUNTRY:

American Land

Telegraph:

Hawk Stone

POSTDATA:

Dartmoor Pirate

The Times:

Dartmoor Pirate

The Guardian:

Dartmoor Pirate

Daily Mail:

Dartmoor Pirate

Daily Mirror:

Dartmoor Pirate

The Sun:

Dartmoor Pirate

TOPSPEED:

Steel Ally

D Express:

Steel Ally

The Star:

Steel Ally

Daily Record:

American Land