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Virgin Bet Daily Extra Places Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7804.5
  • 1m 7f 216y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Daily Extra Places Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Windy

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed notable form on the Flat last year for Aidan O'Brien, winning 1m5f Listed race and making the frame in Irish Derby and a 1m4f Group 3 race won by Vauban; sold for 100,000gns and gelded since last run; entered in Triumph; brings plenty of potential to hurdling and commands respect.

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4

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Kempton

Peking Opera

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Useful on the Flat for Aidan O'Brien, making the frame in the Irish Derby; made a pretty smooth transition to hurdling in seven-runner race at Sandown (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago, not hard pressed to assert on the run-in; likely to improve significantly and yet another with serious claims.

7/1

1st

8

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

Peking Opera

10st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Showed notable form on the Flat last year for Aidan O'Brien, winning 1m5f Listed race and making the frame in Irish Derby and a 1m4f Group 3 race won by Vauban; sold for 100,000gns and gelded since last run; entered in Triumph; brings plenty of potential to hurdling and commands respect.

8/11

3rd

6

(2)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 202y

16:35 Naas

Peking Opera

8st 13lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Won Navan Listed contest (1m5f, soft) on reappearance but well held in Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot; 9l fourth in the Irish Derby reads better at first glance than when you delve into what that actually amounted to in this year's renewal and no better in the Grand Prix de Paris latest; plenty to prove at present.

15/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: P-3141

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism with 8l success in similar event at Fontwell (2m1f, good to soft; second British start) on Boxing Day, adding to his French win; incurs 10lb penalty but is open to further progress.

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2nd

1

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

The Good Doctor

11st 12lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Justified favouritism with 8l success in similar event at Fontwell (2m1f, good to soft; second British start) on Boxing Day, adding to his French win; incurs 10lb penalty but is open to further progress.

3/1

5

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

The Good Doctor

11st 7lb

T: Ben Pauling

1st

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:07 Fontwell

The Good Doctor

11st 9lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Signed off in France with slow-ground handicap win (2m2f) in May; just a respectable fourth on last month's British debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) but even that form makes him a big player here and there's a good chance he can do better.

3/1

Form: 4

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sole Flat win came in ordinary handicap; belied his 200-1 odds by shaping well in the Chatteris Fen at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft; fourth of six) on the switch to hurdles but lacks potential to some extent.

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3rd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

Blue Universe

10st 4lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Attwater

Sole Flat win came in ordinary handicap; belied his 200-1 odds by shaping well in the Chatteris Fen at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft; fourth of six) on the switch to hurdles but lacks potential to some extent.

9/1

4th

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 2

14:50 Huntingdon

Blue Universe

11st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Attwater

held up in last

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 50-P6

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some promise on bumper debut; has failed to build on that effort and is likely to be more interesting in handicaps shortly; drops back in trip for third hurdles attempt.

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7th

5

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Glengolly

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Improving with experience over hurdles and in the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; back up in trip for today's handicap debut; could have a say.

12/1

4th

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

Glengolly

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Showed some promise on bumper debut; has failed to build on that effort and is likely to be more interesting in handicaps shortly; drops back in trip for third hurdles attempt.

100/1

6th

4

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:10 Leicester

Glengolly

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

took keen hold, held up in rear, some headway 4 out

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful on Flat for German-based Waldemar Hickst, winning three times on French soil (1m2f-12.5f); ran well in German Listed event (2m4f) last time out; holds two Grade 1 entries at Cheltenham Festival; interesting recruit and market support should be heeded.

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5th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

No More Bolero

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Useful on Flat for German-based Waldemar Hickst, winning three times on French soil (1m2f-12.5f); ran well in German Listed event (2m4f) last time out; holds two Grade 1 entries at Cheltenham Festival; interesting recruit and market support should be heeded.

9/1

Form: 3/9-46

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

French bumper effort has substance; has something to find on the balance of his British form, sixth in Newbury maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) most recently, but may still do better for top stable.

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6th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

Jaitroplaclasse

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

French bumper effort has substance; has something to find on the balance of his British form, sixth in Newbury maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) most recently, but may still do better for top stable.

10/1

6th

10

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:25 Newbury

Jaitroplaclasse

11st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Form of his French bumper effort has substance; disappointing on British debut but fared better, although only fourth of five, in C&D event (won by exciting stablemate) 24 days ago; this looks an easier assignment; respected.

4/1

4th

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:40 Newbury

Jaitroplaclasse

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Form of his French bumper effort has substance; disappointing on British debut and, while he may do better in due course, this looks a difficult first hurdles assignment.

50/1

Form: 0-6

Last run: 86 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Both starts in Newbury bumpers, better effort when midfield on latest; has some ability on that evidence but will need further progress on return from another break.

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7th

4

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

Grand Sabre

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Both starts in Newbury bumpers, better effort when midfield on latest; has some ability on that evidence but will need further progress on return from another break.

50/1

6th

5

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:35 Newbury

Grand Sabre

11st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nick Gifford

in touch with leaders

100/1

17th

8

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 2

15:50 Newbury

Grand Sabre

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

35,000euros foal, £42,000 3yo; dam 2m hurdle winner, sister to French 2m4f-2m7f cross-country chase winner (stayed 3m7f) Onde De Choc, half-sister to six winners; market helpful.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £36.00
Straight Forecast £40.80
Trifecta £195.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Peking Opera

TOPSPEED:

The Good Doctor

WEST COUNTRY:

Dartmoor Pirate

Telegraph:

The Good Doctor

The Guardian:

The Good Doctor

Daily Mail:

The Good Doctor

The Sun:

The Good Doctor

POSTDATA:

Peking Opera

The Times:

Peking Opera

D Express:

Peking Opera

Daily Mirror:

Peking Opera

The Star:

Peking Opera

Daily Record:

Peking Opera