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14:25 Warwick

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Country Shows Agility Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Country Shows Agility Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/7

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5-3134 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Showed ability when trained by Gordon Elliott, winning a Cork maiden hurdle (2m, soft) last November; improved on that next time when third at Punchestown (2m1f, heavy); took a backward step at Clonmel latest but that was no easy task; changed hands since for 62,000euros; big player.

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3rd

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Ffos Las

Tactical Affair

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

raced in third throughout, weakened gradually from 2 out

13/8

2nd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Tactical Affair

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

led, good jump 3rd

4/7

4th

3

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

13:35 Clonmel

Tactical Affair

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Fair fifth of 16 in Goffs Defender Bumper at Fairyhouse last April; third to the useful Butcher Hollow (now twice second in good maiden hurdles) in a Galway bumper in October; stuck to his task well when winning on his hurdling debut at Cork; made a couple of mistakes and faded into third in a Punchestown event won by stablemate of Quai De Bourbon.

11/4

40/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 59

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some promise on his rules debut when 19l fifth in a Cheltenham bumper (good to soft) last October; unable to build on that at Doncaster latest; half-brother to two hurdle winners, so this may be more his forte but he's perhaps best watched this time.

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3

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

The Northernlights

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

Runner-up in a point; has hinted at winning potential under rules but got no closer than 13l in his four runs (two bumpers/two hurdles) and likely to be placed at best here.

8/1

5th

6

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

The Northernlights

11st 3lb

J: James Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

Has ability, having finished fifth of 15 in a Cheltenham bumper and third of 13 in a soft-ground novice at Warwick; has place claims once more but relying on Navajo Indy being off his game if he's to make the breakthrough.

11/2

3rd

10

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

The Northernlights

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, jumped right 1st, mistake 4th

40/1

Form: 054

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on his second bumper start last December; then changed hands and made a positive start over hurdles when under 6l fourth at Southwell (2m, heavy) last month; can probably improve on that.

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7th

7

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Illico De Montave

10st 8lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Fourth over 2m in slow-ground novice hurdles at Southwell and Warwick this year; not obviously well treated for this handicap debut but both his running style and pedigree suggest the step up in trip will suit.

11/1

4th

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Illico De Montave

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

prominent

16/1

4th

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Southwell

Illico De Montave

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Tailed off in a point; second bumper for Tom Weston showed some ability and from a French jumping family, but probably one for later.

25/1

Form: 05/P

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Poor form in bumpers and failed to complete on his hurdling debut.

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8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Lucky Lugger

11st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Matt Sheppard

Seemingly aided by tongue-tie when shaping with significant promise in two recent novice races, the latter over C&D (soft) 12 days ago; probably needs further improvement to overcome opening handicap mark, though.

8/1

3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Lucky Lugger

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Pulled up in three consecutive points last spring and on hurdling debut in February, but shaped with considerable promise before weakening into fifth at Warwick (2m, soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; each-way claims.

16/1

5th

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Lucky Lugger

11st 5lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

in touch with leaders

100/1

Form: 07

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never a threat on debut in a Newbury bumper (good to soft) last November and never seriously involved on his hurdling debut at Southwell (2m, good to soft) last month.

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8th

8

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Pillar Rock

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, outpaced and dropped to rear 6th

25/1

6th

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Pillar Rock

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 76

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not devoid of promise on his debut in a Huntingdon bumper last month; 100-1 when making a low-key debut over hurdles at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last week; much more needed.

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9th

4

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:40 Newbury

Absolutely Fine

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Pretty much tailed off in a bumper and two hurdles, going off at lengthy odds for a horse from this yard; handicaps will surely be more like it.

50/1

7th

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Absolutely Fine

11st 5lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Dan Skelton

towards rear, outpaced 4th

50/1

6th

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

13:30 Doncaster

Absolutely Fine

11st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear

40/1

Form: 80

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Big prices, well beaten in a Fontwell bumper and Ludlow maiden hurdle.

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8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:05 Ludlow

Bella Cavalla

10st 3lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Has a poor chance on bare figures but is a possible improver now handicapping and upped in distance (pedigree augurs well); market support should be noted.

10/1

8

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:35 Wincanton

Bella Cavalla

10st 13lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Beaten a long way in a bumper and two hurdles; one for further down the line.

100/1

8th

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Bella Cavalla

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield

100/1

Form: 7908

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Had been going backwards since his debut until his latest effort offered a little more, despite being beaten 14l at Newbury (2m, heavy); much more needed to be competitive in this field.

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9th

9

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Platenium

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

held up in rear

16/1

8th

13

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:55 Newbury

Platenium

11st 2lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

took keen hold, always behind

100/1

12th

9

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Platenium

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Raced freely and weakened when well held in bumpers at Huntingdon (good) in May and Ludlow (soft; made most) in December; wind surgery in between.

12/1

Form: 80

Last run: 122 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Has finished last in 2m novice hurdles at Plumpton and Newbury.

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12

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Tooting

10st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Uncompetitive in three novices at about 2m; raised markedly in trip for handicap debut but she's 8lb out of the weights.

20/1

10th

14

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Tooting

10st 12lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

towards rear, outpaced and struggling 4th

66/1

13th

13

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:40 Newbury

Tooting

10st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

14-1, well-beaten last of eight on debut in novice hurdle at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) recently and it's best to look elsewhere.

50/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam placed at 2m-2m5f as hurdler, half-sister to winners Tambura (bumper/3m-3m1f hurdle), Theos Well (bumper/2m hurdle/1m4f Flat) and Bindon Mill (3m chase); trainers among the winners in recent days; check the market for clues on debut.

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6th

7

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Horsesomeharry

11st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Pulled up at Warwick on debut; 22l sixth of 15 at Wetherby (again 2m on soft) later in March but he needs much better again.

20/1

6th

6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Wetherby

Horsesomeharry

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

By Pethers Moon out of a mare who was placed in 2m-2m5f hurdles; 25-1 when pulled up at Warwick on debut (2m, soft); should improve.

33/1

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Horsesomeharry

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield

12/1

Form: 223 BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Horse

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in all three of his bumpers, on good or heavy ground; pedigree suggests he should take to this discipline and, if so, it would be no surprise to see him make a competitive hurdle debut.

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4th

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

King Of Tara

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Form dipped sharply at Taunton on Thursday; consistent otherwise and opened his account at Warwick (2m, soft; hurdles debut) the time before; similar type to Jour D'Evasion and may bounce back.

8/1

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:33 Taunton

King Of Tara

11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Delivered on promise shown in bumpers when scoring on last month's hurdling debut at Warwick (2m, soft), where he travelled strongly for a long way then asserted on the run-in; should have more to offer; good chance.

5/1

Form: 75P

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a bumper and a novice hurdle (2m4f, heavy); pulled up in similar conditions latest.

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11

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Westbrook Lad

11st 5lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

prominent, lost position gradually and niggled along 4th

50/1

0

11

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:10 Leicester

Westbrook Lad

11st 5lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

took keen hold, prominent, weakened quickly and pulled up after 4 out

50/1

5th

10

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

12:30 Uttoxeter

Westbrook Lad

11st 4lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Beaten about 37l when seventh of ten in good-ground Worcester bumper in May; hooded for today's hurdling debut; can only be watched.

50/1

Form: 7

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Dam a maiden in bumpers and over hurdles; 33-1 for debut in a Wincanton maiden hurdle (1m7f, soft) last December, when she was never better than midfield; should come on for that.

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9th

5

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Kempton

Cher Tara

11st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Never better than midfield at Wincanton on debut, then unseated rider in the early stages at Warwick last Sunday; may do better at some stage but others have stronger claims as things stand.

66/1

13

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Warwick

Cher Tara

10st 12lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, pecked on landing and unseated 3rd

25/1

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