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Blackdown Motor Company Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Blackdown Motor Company Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 232-14 BF

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper promise here and he saw off a subsequent dual novice winner in robust fashion on hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in November; found disappointingly little there next time but hard to give up on him given the good earlier impression; yard won the last three runnings.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Jackpot DAthou

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Beat a useful subsequent winner in his 2m maiden (heavy) and beat a consistent previous winner when defying a penalty at Taunton (2m3f, soft); arrives here for handicap debut on the back of a light season for his top connections and has to be of interest.

4/1

1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Jackpot DAthou

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

raced wide, disputed lead, raced in second from 4th

6/4

4th

3

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Jackpot DAthou

11st 7lb

T: Paul Nicholls

Placed in big-field bumpers towards the end of last season and returned from wind surgery to make a successful hurdle debut in 12-runner C&D maiden (heavy) seven weeks ago, in battling fashion with Inion Tiogair 10l back in third; big player judged on that and he was declared for Aintree Grade 1 yesterday (non-runner) so connections presumably think a lot of him.

6/4

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Form: 2F1 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Fell two starts ago but he showed plenty either side of that, getting the better of a sustained duel with the runner-up over 2m3f (soft) at Chepstow last month, where he was value for more than the winning margin; has more to come if first-time cheekpieces don't upset the applecart.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:15 Uttoxeter

Livin On Luco

11st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

raced in third, went second before 4 out, shaken up and prominent when not fluent 2 out, soon lost ground, no extra from last

11/8

2nd

2

18th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:30 Southwell

Livin On Luco

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Fell on second hurdle start but he showed no ill effects when staying on stoutly to win at Chepstow in January and he gave a genuine display in defeat at Taunton (2m3f, soft) 18 days ago, where first-time cheekpieces (retained) seemed neither here nor there; solid claims.

8/11

12/1

  • Place: £1.02

Form: 48-44

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed up well in an Ascot bumper on debut; unlikely winner on what she's shown over hurdles at 2m3f and 2m (hood fitted latest and retained) but a place is still up for grabs.

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2nd

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Mistral Milly

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, towards rear, steady headway and prominent halfway, pressed leader 4 out, lost second when not fluent and outpaced 2 out, rallied and went second again last, kept on

5/1

3rd

8

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Mistral Milly

10st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

raced in last, soon detached

12/1

4th

8

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:40 Lingfield

Mistral Milly

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Has some 21l to find with Aston Martini on their Hereford clash and there are others to worry about; now hooded.

50/1

Form: 89/P

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Beaten nearly 30l in two bumpers and pulled up on recent hurdle debut for this yard at Wincanton after nearly two years off.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:40 Chepstow

Love Of Neymore

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Pulled up when 250-1 for hurdling debut in February but made the frame on both subsequent appearances (2m3f/2m4f) and could easily have further improvement to come in handicaps.

8/1

3rd

6

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Love Of Neymore

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3 out, rallied 2 out, kept on approaching last, stayed on

20/1

4th

6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Love Of Neymore

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

took keen hold, raced wide, in touch with leaders

100/1

Form: 65-05

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Held out plenty of promise for the future when close up in an Ascot bumper on debut in late 2022 but some way off the form contenders on hurdle efforts so far and handicaps may now be more likely.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Tigger

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

raced wide, in rear

20/1

5th

9

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Tigger

11st 3lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Ran well to a point on seasonal/hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) but weakened quickly in the straight and was well beaten in the end; had wind op in November; probably one for further down the line.

25/1

10th

12

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:55 Chepstow

Tigger

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

in touch with leaders, weakened after 3 out

10/1

Form: 5P5

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Very minor promise in a bumper and over hurdles and will be eligible for handicaps soon.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Joker Jack

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Claire Hitch

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3rd, jumped right 5th

50/1

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

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Nice enough pedigree but was 80-1 for her belated bumper debut at Wincanton and she ran accordingly; unlikely on hurdle debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:00 Wincanton

Barley Gin

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

No worthwhile form in a bumper and two hurdles at Taunton; one for handicaps later on.

100/1

9th

8

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Barley Gin

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Well beaten in a bumper and pulled up on hurdles debut last month; best watched.

100/1

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Barley Gin

10st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, in rear, not fluent 1st

20/1

Form: 08P

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not yet shown enough in a bumper and two novice hurdles to be of any interest just yet; yard has a strong contender in Livin On Luco.

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7

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Miss Popalong

10st 9lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

took keen hold, prominent

100/1

0

8

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Warwick

Miss Popalong

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Showed more second time out at Taunton (hurdling debut) but was still beaten knocking on 20l; best watched for now.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £35.00
Straight Forecast £29.70
Trifecta £58.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Livin On Luco

RP RATINGS:

Livin On Luco

TOPSPEED:

Livin On Luco

POSTDATA:

Livin On Luco

WEST COUNTRY:

Livin On Luco

The Times:

Livin On Luco

The Guardian:

Livin On Luco

Daily Mail:

Livin On Luco

D Express:

Livin On Luco

Daily Mirror:

Livin On Luco

The Star:

Livin On Luco

Daily Record:

Livin On Luco