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14:15 Wetherby

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wetherbyracing.co.uk Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 3f 154y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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wetherbyracing.co.uk Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.54
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 22535

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in the autumn on first two hurdle starts (2m4f, good to soft/soft) and, while he hasn't really kicked on, he's run respectably in the face of some tough tasks since; has an easier assignment today and holds leading claims in first-time cheekpieces for yard in flying form.

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2nd

6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Magical King

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Merely fifth in his two previous handicaps and he's just 2lb lower today; however, he got off the mark in first-time cheekpieces (retained) in a novice here (2m3f, soft) last month, when narrowly behind Willsburg when that rival fell at the final flight; and he's not ruled out.

15/2

1st

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Magical King

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Stuart Edmunds

Runner-up in the autumn on first two hurdle starts (2m4f, good to soft/soft) and, while he hasn't really kicked on, he's run respectably in the face of some tough tasks since; has an easier assignment today and holds leading claims in first-time cheekpieces for yard in flying form.

5/4

5th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

13:25 Sandown

Magical King

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Went close on rules/hurdle debut in October and better form on all three starts since, place chance when hampered at the final flight on handicap debut won by Classic Anthem here (2m, heavy; stays 2m4f) on second occasion; should not be far away.

9/1

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9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1-4214

Last run: 103 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who scored on his hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in October before a fair fourth here (2m, heavy) in November; improvement needed to defy a penalty on this first run since but he returns having had a wind op and his pedigree suggests he'll be suited by the step up in trip.

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3rd

3

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Tommy Time

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Philip Kirby

raced in third and in touch with leaders, jumped left 3rd, ridden after 3 out, no telling impression

4/1

2nd

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Tommy Time

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Philip Kirby

Bumper winner who scored on his hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in October before a fair fourth here (2m, heavy) in November; improvement needed to defy a penalty on this first run since but he returns having had a wind op and his pedigree suggests he'll be suited by the step up in trip.

9/2

4th

3

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:29 Wetherby

Tommy Time

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Philip Kirby

disputed lead early, prominent after 1st

9/2

40/1

  • Place: £9.10

Form: 7

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Nibbled at in the betting into 18-1 on debut in bumper here (2m, soft) four weeks ago but well beaten and may be best watched now hurdling.

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6

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:10 Hexham

Para Handy

10st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

Beaten a distance on two visits to Wetherby, in a bumper and novice hurdle (soft both times); another minor role looks on the cards.

25/1

3rd

8

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Para Handy

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Tim Easterby

Nibbled at in the betting into 18-1 on debut in bumper here (2m, soft) four weeks ago but well beaten and may be best watched now hurdling.

40/1

7th

11

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:25 Wetherby

Para Handy

10st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, headway and prominent halfway

25/1

Form: 5

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

17-2, soundly beaten when fifth on debut in bumper here (2m, soft) four weeks ago; however, he wasn't devoid of promise and his stablemate and half-sister Midnight Mary has shown her best form over 2m4f/3m; very much unexposed and not ruled out now up in trip on first hurdle start.

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4th

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Brother Boris

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

17-2, soundly beaten when fifth on debut in bumper here (2m, soft) four weeks ago; however, he wasn't devoid of promise and his stablemate and half-sister Midnight Mary has shown her best form over 2m4f/3m; very much unexposed and not ruled out now up in trip on first hurdle start.

10/1

5th

1

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:25 Wetherby

Brother Boris

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Lucy Wadham

midfield, headway and prominent after 4f

9/1

Form: 443-77

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

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).

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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: 1-6861 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won Warwick bumper on debut last March and improved upon his first two hurdle runs when winning at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy) four weeks ago; carries a penalty today and could do with jumping better, but the first-time cheekpieces could help in that regard and his latest form reads well; key player.

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5th

2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Willsburg

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Oliver Signy

Bumper winner who won at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy) last month on his third hurdle start and was narrowly in front from Magical King (who was receiving 7lb) when falling at the final flight here (2m3f, soft) last time; this 5yo front-runner brings potential to his handicap debut and could go well.

9/2

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Willsburg

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Won Warwick bumper on debut last March and improved upon his first two hurdle runs when winning at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy) four weeks ago; carries a penalty today and could do with jumping better, but the first-time cheekpieces could help in that regard and his latest form reads well; key player.

15/8

1st

8

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Ffos Las

Willsburg

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Won soft-ground Warwick bumper by 9l on debut last March and was very respectable sixth of 15 at Cheltenham (good to soft) in October; began hurdling career with two low-key runs towards end of last year, but was only beaten about 18l when sixth of 18 at Newbury (2m, soft) on latter occasion; still has potential.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

10,000euros yearling; third foal; unraced dam from useful family; market check advised on debut but he may be one for further down the line.

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3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Black Bart

11st 2lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Chris Grant

10,000euros yearling; third foal; unraced dam from useful family; market check advised on debut but he may be one for further down the line.

25/1

Form: P

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

There's potential in his pedigree and it's very early days, but he was pulled up on debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy; 10-1) in January and needs to be an entirely different proposition this afternoon.

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6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Red Sam

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

There's potential in his pedigree and it's very early days, but he was pulled up on debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy; 10-1) in January and needs to be an entirely different proposition this afternoon.

33/1

0

8

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:00 Newcastle

Red Sam

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Fifth foal; half-brother to point/2m3f/3m hurdle winner Ree Okka; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/high-class 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Identity Thief and bumper/useful 2m and 2m7f hurdle winner Oscarteea; trainer among the winners in recent days; needs a check for any market confidence on debut.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £53.00
Straight Forecast £56.30
Trifecta £725.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Magical King

LAMBOURN:

Willsburg

Telegraph:

Tommy Time

The Star:

Willsburg

RP RATINGS:

Magical King

TOPSPEED:

Magical King

POSTDATA:

Magical King

The Times:

Magical King

The Guardian:

Magical King

Daily Mail:

Magical King

D Express:

Magical King

Daily Mirror:

Magical King

The Sun:

Magical King

Daily Record:

Magical King