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Heavy

High Horse Design “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4193.42
  • 2m 4f 62y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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High Horse Design “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Evs (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won good-ground Irish point last spring and recovered from calamitous jumping error at penultimate flight to take clear second behind useful rival here (2m6f, heavy) on rules debut two months ago; good chance.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Young Jack

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Chris Grant

3m point winner (good) who was second on rules debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy) in December and won there in February (2m4f, heavy); another good run at Newcastle when third most recently over what looked an inadequate 2m1f (heavy), and he could relish this step up in trip on handicap debut.

10/1

3rd

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:27 Newcastle

Young Jack

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

raced in second

6/4

1st

9

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Young Jack

11st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

led narrowly

Evs

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: /73F-3

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Placed over hurdles in Ireland last season and started off for Mark Walford with a respectable third at Wetherby (2m, soft) last month; should be fine over today's longer trip and has another big role to play.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Wetherby

Goldwyn

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Ex-Irish; promise on both runs for this yard, finishing third over C&D (good to soft) before a creditable second to a promising sort over 2m4f at Newcastle (heavy); chance.

6/4

2nd

2

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Goldwyn

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

5/2

3rd

5

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:35 Wetherby

Goldwyn

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders

9/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 13

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won soft-ground maiden point and small-field Catterick bumper (good to soft) last year; lost unbeaten record when well-held third on last month's hurdling debut at Catterick (2m3f, soft) but has pretty good each-way claims here.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Defence Witness

11st 10lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

in touch with leaders

5/1

3rd

3

11th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:55 Catterick

Defence Witness

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Easily won British maiden point (2m4f, soft) on debut last April and made it 2-2 in bumper here (1m7f, good to soft) in November; beat only three rivals last time and the strength of the form is questionable, but this longer trip promises to suit on hurdle debut and he certainly has potential.

9/2

1st

1

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Defence Witness

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

in touch with leaders, pushed along 3f out, hung left but kept on well from over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, won going away

7/2

Form: 8

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in an Irish point in 2022 but, following a long absence, made low-key rules debut when 33-1 for Aintree maiden hurdle in December.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Kingofthegame

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Built on his hurdling debut when fourth of ten in 2m4f Newcastle novice three weeks ago; he may do better still.

66/1

4th

4

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Kingofthegame

11st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

midfield, in touch with leaders with one circuit to go

33/1

Form: 469-55

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Ayr bumper on debut in October 2022 but his subsequent bumper form was underwhelming and he lacked fluency when safely held on first three hurdling starts; improvement required.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

15:55 Kelso

Lucky Soldier

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

towards rear, mistake 4th, not fluent 4 out, still plenty to do when not fluent 2 out, awkward jump last, kept on well and went third towards finish, eyecatcher

16/1

5th

5

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Lucky Soldier

11st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, jumped left and bumped rival 1st, soon midfield

16/1

5th

5

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Lucky Soldier

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: N W Alexander

Runner-up in course bumper on debut in October 2022 but his subsequent bumper form was underwhelming and he lacked fluency when safely held on his first two hurdling starts; improvement required.

25/1

Form: 4660-4

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced for his age but was just a respectable fourth on seasonal/chase debut at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) in November and is not favoured by the weights on this return to hurdling.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Parelliroc

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

raced in second, lost position before 2nd, in touch with leaders when reminder before 3rd, pressed leader before 4th

20/1

4th

8

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

15:20 Sedgefield

Parelliroc

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Sue Smith

towards rear, mistake 8th

25/1

12th

9

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Parelliroc

11st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Very lightly raced 7yo who is one to watch in the betting now up in trip on handicap debut, but his claims aren't compelling judged on the evidence of his three runs in 2m3f novice hurdles.

16/1

Form: /443-7

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in three good-ground bumpers for Michael Appleby in early part of 2022-23 season but, following a long absence, was well beaten over C&D (heavy) on recent stable/hurdle debut; now hooded.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Zuul

11st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Made the frame in three good-ground bumpers for Mick Appleby but well beaten in seventh this year on first two hurdle/stable starts (2m4f, heavy).

50/1

7th

10

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Zuul

11st 10lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, towards rear

33/1

7th

12

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:00 Newcastle

Zuul

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Produced four similar efforts in bumpers when with Mick Appleby, being placed in the most recent of those in August 2022; not seen since and returns, having changed yards, for his hurdles debut; watching brief advised.

25/1

Form: P-54

Last run: 238 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran well to a point on hurdling debut at Bangor (2m, good) last June but absent since a lesser effort 12 days later; probably best watched on first encounter with ground slower than good to soft.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

8

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Regal And Royal

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear

20/1

4th

6

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

17:25 Uttoxeter

Regal And Royal

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Jennie Candlish

Raced a bit too freely but ran well for a long way when fifth on recent hurdle debut at Bangor (2m, good); will need to improve here but has potential.

12/1

5th

8

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Regal And Royal

10st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

65,0000euros 3yo; was pulled up on bumper debut here in April (reportedly suffering from irregular heartbeat); now tries hurdles.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 955/9P

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at huge odds on stable debut in October and was pulled up (lost action) a few days later; can't be recommended.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Grand Mario

11st 10lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

held up in rear

100/1

0

1

26th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Carlisle

Grand Mario

11st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

Soundly beaten in two bumpers and two maiden hurdles; 553-day absence before his run four days ago.

66/1

9th

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

15:50 Sedgefield

Grand Mario

11st 4lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

Poor form in two bumpers and a maiden hurdle when trained by Peter Niven; sold for £1,500 in May 2022; hard to recommend back from 553-day absence.

100/1

Form: 666

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Displayed promise when sixth on first two hurdling starts but was over 20l behind Goldwyn at Wetherby (2m, soft) on latter occasion and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps; upped in trip today.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

5

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Mr Mahler

11st 5lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Second in a good-ground point in 2022; has not shown much in a bumper or in three runs over hurdles; may improve now going handicapping for the first time.

25/1

6

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Mr Mahler

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

took keen hold, midfield, bumped 1st

16/1

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Straight Forecast £40.40
Trifecta £85.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Young Jack

Telegraph:

Goldwyn

The Guardian:

Defence Witness

RP RATINGS:

Young Jack

POSTDATA:

Young Jack

The Times:

Young Jack

Daily Mail:

Young Jack

Daily Mirror:

Young Jack

The Star:

Young Jack

Daily Record:

Young Jack

D Express:

Goldwyn

The Sun:

Goldwyn