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14:30 Market Rasen

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Easter Sunday & Centenary Celebration Raceday Junior ‘National Hunt’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 125y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Easter Sunday & Centenary Celebration Raceday Junior ‘National Hunt’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/9 (Won)

  • Win: £1.37
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 24

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Made a promising debut when runner-up at Warwick (2m, soft) in November and he built on that when a creditable fourth behind the impressive Sir Gino in a Grade 2 event at Cheltenham (2m1f, good to soft) in January; travelled smoothly for a long way in that race and he sets a clear standard back in much calmer waters here; hood added.

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

1st

1

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:30 Market Rasen

Excelero

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

jumped left throughout, took keen hold, led, went clear before 4th, shaken up and went further clear run-in, easily

4/9

4th

5

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

12:05 Cheltenham

Excelero

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

raced in last

14/1

2nd

4

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:12 Warwick

Excelero

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

49,000euros yearling; sixth foal; half-brother to a French Listed chase winner and a French hurdle winner; dam placed 2m2f hurdle/chase in France, half-sister to French Grade 1 chase winner Oculi; newcomers from this stable often run well in juvenile hurdles.

6/1

Form: 445

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in all of his three bumper runs, most recently when fifth of 13 on AW at Lingfield in January; has good standard to aim at on this switch to hurdling but he should have a future in this sphere and is not ruled out; cheekpieces added.

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

3rd

3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:30 Market Rasen

Opera King

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

raced in third, not fluent 1st

7/1

5th

10

21st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:05 Lingfield (AW)

Opera King

10st 5lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Promising debut at Doncaster (2m, good) last month and similar performance when again fourth at Newcastle (1m6f, good) last time; can give another good account but limitations are likely to be exposed unless he improves.

10/1

Form: F

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal of a 2m3f/3m hurdle winner (RPR 100); in top hands but was a weak 10-1 shot at Hereford (2m, soft) last month when she fell at the fifth hurdle; this is much tougher than that race and she could be one for further down the line.

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

4th

5

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:30 Market Rasen

Honeybun

10st 7lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

towards rear, brief headway after 3 out

16/1

5

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Honeybun

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

First foal; dam 2m3f/3m hurdle winner (RPR 100), sister to 2m4f hurdle winner Upstager (130); in top hands and makes rules debut in a weak race; interesting, all the more so if strong in the betting.

15/2

Form: 77

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Remote seventh in both hurdle runs this year and he weakened quickly when 40-1 at Taunton (2m, soft) last week; in good hands and still very early days but he remains best watched for now.

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

5th

4

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:30 Market Rasen

Wonderful Delight

11st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

in rear

33/1

7th

7

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:10 Taunton

Wonderful Delight

11st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Fourth foal from a German Flat family; beaten about 31l when seventh of ten on recent debut at Hereford (2m, soft) but showed a modicum of promise and had some excuses; with that outing under his belt, he ought to get closer to the target here.

10/1

7th

6

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Wonderful Delight

11st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

7,000euros yearling, £24,000 2yo; sibling to German winners over 7.5f and 1m2f; dam German 1m scorer; market instructive on debut.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 3

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal of a useful 2m2f-2m4f chase winning half-sister to high-class hurdle/chase winner Dynaste; well backed into 7-2 at Wetherby (2m, soft) last month and he caught the eye with his rallying third behind an odds-on rival; should know more this time and he looks a likely improver on his second start.

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

3rd

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Glimpse Of Glory

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

First foal; dam useful 2m2f-2m4f chase winner, half-sister to high-class hurdle/chase winner Dynaste; represents in-form, southern stable and could play a leading role on debut, especially if strong in the betting.

13/2

Form: 05

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Improved on her debut effort when a 5l fifth in a Newcastle bumper (2m, AW) in January but that was a weak race and this looks a tough assignment on her hurdling debut; tongue-tie added.

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

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:30 Market Rasen

Rotarua

10st 7lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Justin Landy

towards rear, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon pulled up

40/1

5th

8

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

11:55 Newcastle

Rotarua

10st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Justin Landy

Half-sister to two winners and she showed signs of inexperience when finishing down the field at 20-1 on debut here (1m6f, good) a fortnight ago; however, she may be best watched for now.

50/1

0

13

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 66y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Rotarua

10st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Justin Landy

fractious at the post, slowly away, bucked soon after start, raced in last

12/1

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