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Weatherbys nhstallions.Co.UK Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.Co.UK Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 85-243

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Caught the eye over C&D (good to soft) on seasonal debut in November, finishing well to chase home a useful rival, and has made the frame here on both subsequent outings; the form of his 2m4f third in January reads well in this context and he's a leading contender.

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7th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Hombre De Guerra

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

All six career starts have been here and it wasn't his first solid run in maidens when edging home over C&D in early March; he's a dark one now entering handicaps in a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

1st

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Hombre De Guerra

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Caught the eye over C&D (good to soft) on seasonal debut in November, finishing well to chase home a useful rival, and has made the frame here on both subsequent outings; the form of his 2m4f third in January reads well in this context and he's a leading contender.

4/1

3rd

3

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

12:45 Ayr

Hombre De Guerra

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders, ridden and went second before 2 out, soon no chance with winner, weakened and lost second final 110yds

9/4

25/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 57

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in two Irish points last year but finished about 26l behind Hazy Glen in Carlisle bumper on rules debut in October and was also soundly beaten on last month's hurdling debut (2m4f).

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2nd

8

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Tommys Law

11st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Second in two Irish points last year but finished about 26l behind Hazy Glen in Carlisle bumper on rules debut in October and was also soundly beaten on last month's hurdling debut (2m4f).

25/1

7th

17

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Tommys Law

11st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Second in both Irish points last year, losing out only by a neck on latter occasion, but made underwhelming rules debut when well-held fifth in Carlisle bumper (heavy) in October and needs to take a big step forward here; had wind op in December; tongue-tie fitted.

9/1

5th

13

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Tommys Law

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, outpaced over 3f out, weakened 2f out

5/2

11/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1622 BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who has finished second on both hurdling starts, more recently when losing out only by a neck at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) in January; that form has worked out well (third a recent Listed winner); will be a tough nut to crack if he copes with today's drop back in trip.

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3rd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Hazy Glen

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Bumper winner who has finished second on both hurdling starts, more recently when losing out only by a neck at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) in January; that form has worked out well (third a recent Listed winner); will be a tough nut to crack if he copes with today's drop back in trip.

11/8

2nd

6

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:00 Newcastle

Hazy Glen

11st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Ready winner of a Carlisle bumper (heavy) on debut last October; not disgraced in Listed event next time and carried that sort of ability into his hurdling debut, when under 5l second in a Catterick maiden (2m3f, soft) last month; each-way player.

5/1

Form: 4

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a useful hurdler and made fairly encouraging bumper debut when keeping-on fourth of seven at Musselburgh (soft) in January; should have a future over jumps but others here have stronger claims.

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3rd

8

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 4

16:30 Musselburgh

Reforme

11st 6lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, went second 2 out, no extra and lost second towards finish

5/1

4th

6

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Reforme

11st 6lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Out of a useful hurdler and made fairly encouraging bumper debut when keeping-on fourth of seven at Musselburgh (soft) in January; should have a future over jumps but others here have stronger claims.

25/1

4th

6

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

15:40 Musselburgh

Reforme

11st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

in rear, stayed on from over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong

12/1

Form: 22

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Joined Donald McCain after winning Irish point debut in October and ran well in defeat on first two hurdling starts, more recently at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) last month; probably won't be far away.

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5th

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Ridin Solo

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Joined Donald McCain after winning Irish point debut in October and ran well in defeat on first two hurdling starts, more recently at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) last month; probably won't be far away.

11/2

2nd

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:32 Carlisle

Ridin Solo

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent on inner

100/30

2nd

9

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:25 Sedgefield

Ridin Solo

11st 4lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Irish point winner in October and since joined Donald McCain; remains to be seen whether this is enough of a stamina test on rules debut.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner for Harry Eustace in 2022 but made low-key stable/hurdle debut when sixth of eight (albeit not beaten far) at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) a fortnight ago; needs improvement here.

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10th

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Wetherby

Aldbourne

11st 6lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual 1m2f Flat winner for Harry Eustace in 2022 (soft/good to soft); some promise at long odds in two runs over hurdles; improvement needed.

25/1

6th

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Aldbourne

11st 6lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual Flat winner for Harry Eustace in 2022 but made low-key stable/hurdle debut when sixth of eight (albeit not beaten far) at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) a fortnight ago; needs improvement here.

25/1

6th

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Aldbourne

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Lucinda Russell

Two-time Flat winner for Harry Eustace in October 2022 (1m2f, soft/good to soft); sold for 15,000gns last October; patchy campaign last year but ran okay last time out and makes hurdle debut in what looks a modest contest; one of three for the stable and he's not ruled out.

16/1

Form: 210 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Delivered on debut promise when darting clear to win soft-ground course bumper by 5l in December; found Grade 2 bumper far too hot last month but has sight lowered for today's hurdling debut and ought to play a major role.

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3rd

2

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

14:40 Naas

Ayiko

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

raced in second

7/1

5th

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:07 Down Royal

Ayiko

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

prominent

20/1

Form: 7-0P

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Didn't show much in two bumpers last year and was pulled up when 300-1 for last month's hurdle debut at Kelso.

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3

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:12 Carlisle

Flying Sandpiper

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jackie Stephen

Down the field in both bumpers and has struggled at massive odds on his two hurdle starts; he would be a shock winner today.

200/1

8th

3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Flying Sandpiper

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jackie Stephen

Didn't show much in two bumpers last year and was pulled up when 300-1 for last month's hurdle debut at Kelso.

200/1

8

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Flying Sandpiper

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

didn't jump well, towards rear on inner, overjumped 1st, awkward jump 2nd

100/1

Form: 5

Last run: 219 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Beaten about 43l when fifth of seven in good-ground Perth bumper last summer and not seen again since.

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9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Balfour Girl

10st 13lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Beaten about 43l when fifth of seven in good-ground Perth bumper last summer and not seen again since.

66/1

5th

7

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

17:02 Perth

Balfour Girl

10st 6lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

First foal; dam well held in bumper/fell in 2m hurdle, closely related to fair 3m hurdle winner Blairgowrie, half-sister to fair 2m5f/2m7f hurdle winner Victarion; one of two newcomers from stable with 8% strike-rate in bumpers.

10/1

Form: 7666

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed minor promise in bumpers for Nigel Twiston-Davies but was tailed off over C&D when 200-1 for recent stable/hurdle debut.

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10

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Suleiman Artist

10st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Andrew Hamilton

Showed minor promise in bumpers for Nigel Twiston-Davies but was tailed off over C&D when 200-1 for recent stable/hurdle debut.

200/1

6th

6

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Ayr

Suleiman Artist

10st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Andrew Hamilton

Needs major improvement on the form he showed in three bumpers for Nigel Twiston-Davies; joined new stable for £1,500; best watched.

50/1

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Exacta £425.00
Straight Forecast £355.30
Trifecta £1209.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Ridin Solo

SPOTLIGHT:

Hazy Glen

The Sun:

Ayiko

POSTDATA:

Ridin Solo

The Times:

Ridin Solo

The Guardian:

Ridin Solo

D Express:

Ridin Solo

Daily Mirror:

Ridin Solo

RP RATINGS:

Hazy Glen

Telegraph:

Hazy Glen

Daily Mail:

Hazy Glen

The Star:

Hazy Glen

Daily Record:

Hazy Glen