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Racing TV Club Day Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Racing TV Club Day Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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Evs (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 17-221

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham before going hurdling; no match for good prospect Gidleigh Park on hurdling debut at Newbury (2m4f, soft; looked green) and easily went one better when 2-13 at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) five days ago; one of two who dominate calculations in this field.

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1st

1

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Fire Flyer

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Second in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham before going hurdling; no match for good prospect Gidleigh Park on hurdling debut at Newbury (2m4f, soft; looked green) and easily went one better when 2-13 at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) five days ago; one of two who dominate calculations in this field.

Evs

1st

2

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:15 Wincanton

Fire Flyer

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Ascot winner who chased home the smart Brechin Castle on final bumper start in a Listed race at Cheltenham; bumped into another good one in last week's Cheltenham winner Gidleigh Park on his hurdling debut at Newbury (2m4f, soft) and he should be winning this without too much trouble.

1/3

5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 11-12 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

From a family which has served his connections well; 2-2 in bumpers and scored comfortably at Kempton (2m, good to soft) on hurdles debut; rallied well for second behind the Cheltenham Festival hope Jeriko Du Reponet at Newbury (2m, soft) last time, which gives him a huge shout.

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2nd

3

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Secret Squirrel

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

From a family which has served his connections well; 2-2 in bumpers and scored comfortably at Kempton (2m, good to soft) on hurdles debut; rallied well for second behind the Cheltenham Festival hope Jeriko Du Reponet at Newbury (2m, soft) last time, which gives him a huge shout.

5/4

2nd

3

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:40 Newbury

Secret Squirrel

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

From a family that has served his connections well; 2-2 in bumpers and scored comfortably at Kempton (2m, good to soft) on hurdles debut; should continue to progress.

5/2

12/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 41 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in three Irish points; this term he has run in two maiden hurdles at Exeter, coming a promising fourth on hurdling debut (2m, soft) and improving to win 16-runner race on New Year's Day (2m2f, heavy); two of today's rivals, however, demand big improvement.

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3rd

2

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Moorefields

11st 9lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Made the frame in three Irish points; this term he has run in two maiden hurdles at Exeter, coming a promising fourth on hurdling debut (2m, soft) and improving to win 16-runner race on New Year's Day (2m2f, heavy); two of today's rivals, however, demand big improvement.

12/1

1st

9

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Moorefields

11st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Made the frame in three Irish points in early part of 2023 and, having attracted market support, was very respectable fourth of 15 here (2m, soft) on last month's rules debut; has over 4l to find with Iris Des Issards on that form but still considered each-way.

13/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

14,000euros foal, £10,000 3yo; fourth foal; dam achieved little, half-sister to winners Crossbow Creek (bumper/1m2f-1m4f Flat/smart 2m jumps), Cool Roxy (prolific 2m-3m hurdle/chase) and Mwaleshi (useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase); two wins and a second in his three British points last spring for Christopher Barber; interesting to see market strength on rules debut.

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4th

8

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Move With The Beat

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

14,000euros foal, £10,000 3yo; fourth foal; dam achieved little, half-sister to winners Crossbow Creek (bumper/1m2f-1m4f Flat/smart 2m jumps), Cool Roxy (prolific 2m-3m hurdle/chase) and Mwaleshi (useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase); two wins and a second in his three British points last spring for Christopher Barber; interesting to see market strength on rules debut.

9/1

Form: 1/145- BF

Last run: 353 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

The winner of two good-gound bumpers but beaten 21l at Ludlow (2m, good to soft; late mistake); and Wincanton (1m7f, good; 4-5 but bled from the nose) in his two hurdle races; off 353 days and has left Milton Harris.

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5th

5

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Earth Cry

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

The winner of two good-gound bumpers but beaten 21l at Ludlow (2m, good to soft; late mistake); and Wincanton (1m7f, good; 4-5 but bled from the nose) in his two hurdle races; off 353 days and has left Milton Harris.

14/1

5th

1

18th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:57 Wincanton

Earth Cry

11st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

The winner of two good-gound bumpers and he would have been closer but for a late mistake when 21l behind a useful winner on hurdling debut at Ludlow (good to soft); should have every chance in this company.

11/10

4th

3

21st Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:05 Ludlow

Earth Cry

11st 4lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Both runs on good; narrowly justified favouritism here in April and then workmanlike in defying a penalty on September's return at Market Rasen; promising type for hurdles.

7/2

Form: 7-489

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way in two heavy-ground bumpers and two 2m Taunton novice hurdles on better ground; tongue tied for those last two.

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4th

4

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Getuptheyard

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Nigel Hawke

Like a few in here, he's performed to a modest standard in novice events but consequently goes handicapping at a realistic level; worth checking in the betting.

12/1

6th

6

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Getuptheyard

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Beaten a long way in two heavy-ground bumpers and two 2m Taunton novice hurdles on better ground; tongue tied for those last two.

100/1

Form: 2-663

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in his two bumpers but remote at 20-1 in both his hurdle races.

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7th

4

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Broomhill Road

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Showed some ability in his two bumpers but remote at 20-1 in both his hurdle races.

33/1

3rd

6

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

11:57 Market Rasen

Broomhill Road

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Fair efforts in both bumpers (2m, good) and he could improve for last month's hurdle debut at Exeter (2m2f, good); however, he was well beaten last time and needs a sizeable step forward here.

12/1

6th

10

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Broomhill Road

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Alan King

Out of a half-sister to stable's very useful hurdler Montbazon; gave short-odds favourite a race when clear second of five on bumper debut in March but didn't really build on that performance on second outing; improvement required on this hurdling debut.

20/1

Form: 368

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Came last in two bumpers and a 2m4f Ffos Las maiden hurdle.

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7th

5

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Palawan Du Mazet

11st 7lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Alan Jones

Came last in two bumpers and he's finished well behind in both his hurdles.

200/1

8th

9

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Palawan Du Mazet

11st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Alan Jones

Came last in two bumpers and a 2m4f Ffos Las maiden hurdle.

100/1

8th

5

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Ffos Las

Palawan Du Mazet

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Alan Jones

Finished last in both bumpers last year, the latter on soft ground here in November (wore cheekpieces); has blinkers refitted for today's hurdling debut; worth a glance in the betting but has no form claims.

50/1

Form: 649/P

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Didn't show a great deal in three bumpers in 2021-22 season or on stable/hurdle debut at Exeter (2m, heavy) five weeks ago after 669-day absence.

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7

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Iron Wings

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Didn't show a great deal in three bumpers in 2021-22 season or on stable/hurdle debut at Exeter (2m, heavy) five weeks ago after 669-day absence.

50/1

0

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:35 Exeter

Iron Wings

11st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Didn't show a great deal in three bumpers for Nigel Hawke in 2021-22 season and makes stable/hurdle debut after 669-day absence; considered only if lively in the betting.

33/1

9th

8

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

17:08 Taunton

Iron Wings

10st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Significant positives can be drawn from both his runs but he was beaten about 27l when fourth at Exeter (good to soft) in January and others in this line-up look stronger.

20/1

Form: 6-P

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Remote in a bumper on debut and pulled up in a maiden hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f) on latest start; close second last February in one of his three points in between, but lots to prove in this sphere.

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10

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Whats Cooking

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Syd Hosie

Some ability in British points but has pulled up in two hurdles and was huge odds both times; now hooded.

100/1

10

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Whats Cooking

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Syd Hosie

Remote in a bumper on debut and pulled up in a maiden hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f) on latest start; close second last February in one of his three points in between, but lots to prove in this sphere.

100/1

0

13

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Whats Cooking

11st 8lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Syd Hosie

Well back in a Newton Abbot bumper on sole previous start for yard in 2022; probably minor form when a close second of three finishers in the latest of three points last February; useful pedigree but not an obvious contender this time.

66/1

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Trifecta £47.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Fire Flyer

SPOTLIGHT:

Secret Squirrel

The Guardian:

Moorefields

The Times:

Secret Squirrel

D Express:

Secret Squirrel

Daily Mirror:

Secret Squirrel

Daily Record:

Secret Squirrel

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