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Balfours Llp And Lycetts Insurance Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 1m 7f 169y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Balfours Llp And Lycetts Insurance Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £1.58
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 18-U31 CD

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Good-ground bumper winner who won comfortably over C&D (soft) in December on his third hurdle start; has had wind op since and now wears a tongue-tie; strong contender under a 7lb penalty.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Go To War

11st 12lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Good-ground bumper winner who won comfortably over C&D (soft) in December on his third hurdle start; has had wind op since and now wears a tongue-tie; strong contender under a 7lb penalty.

11/10

1st

4

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Go To War

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Uttoxeter bumper winner before finishing eighth in the Grade 2 at Aintree; was about to mount his challenge when jinking and unseating three out on hurdling debut at Exeter but didn't do much wrong at Taunton, other than find two superior (finished clear of the remainder); the winner bolted up again last week; brings the best form credentials.

4/6

3rd

8

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Taunton

Go To War

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won a good-ground Uttoxeter bumper before finishing a respectable eighth in the Grade 2 at Aintree; well backed for hurdling debut at Exeter (2m2f, good) and was mounting a challenge when jinking and unseating three out; much respected.

2/1

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6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5-3121 D

Last run: 86 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won Fontwell bumper (2m1f, good) last October and built upon his hurdle debut second at Hereford (2m, good) when making all at Kempton (2m, good) on Boxing Day; leading claims under 7lb penalty provided he handles conditions (unproven on ground slower than good).

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2nd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Court In The Act

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Won Fontwell bumper (2m1f, good) last October and built upon his hurdle debut second at Hereford (2m, good) when making all at Kempton (2m, good) on Boxing Day; leading claims under 7lb penalty provided he handles conditions (unproven on ground slower than good).

6/4

1st

1

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:05 Kempton

Court In The Act

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Progressed well in bumpers, winning in convincing style at Fontwell (good) in October; pleasing debut over hurdles six weeks later when second of 13 at Hereford (2m, good) behind a useful rival who has since followed up under a penalty; open to improvement and has rock-solid credentials.

7/2

2nd

3

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

12:20 Hereford

Court In The Act

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Related to several winners over jumps; has progressed nicely in bumpers, making all for 11 success at Fontwell (2m1f, good; debut for Harry Derham) most recently; should have more to offer and looks one of the main contenders.

11/4

Form: 55U

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Irish maiden point last February and has shown some ability under rules, but not enough to suggest he'll be winning this.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:40 Chepstow

Express Surprise

11st 3lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Close second in an Irish point last February and has also shown promise over hurdles this year; ran about as well as could have been expected when well-held third in Ludlow novice (2m, soft) last month and ought to be suited by the move up in trip on this handicap debut.

14/1

3rd

4

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Express Surprise

11st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Runner-up in Irish maiden point last February and has shown some ability under rules, but not enough to suggest he'll be winning this.

20/1

1

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Express Surprise

11st 6lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Runner-up in an Irish point a year ago and has shown ability in a bumper and a hurdle for this yard, but plenty more will be needed if he is to win this.

16/1

Form: 94

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won low-grade handicap on the Flat at Ffos Las (1m2f, soft) last July but well beaten at massive odds on both hurdle starts (2m, good/soft).

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Mambo Beat

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won low-grade handicap on the Flat at Ffos Las (1m2f, soft) last July; showed just about enough in his latest novice at Ludlow (behind a good horse) to merit a second look now handicapping.

7/2

4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Mambo Beat

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won low-grade handicap on the Flat at Ffos Las (1m2f, soft) last July but well beaten at massive odds on both hurdle starts (2m, good/soft).

100/1

4th

6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:50 Ludlow

Mambo Beat

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Sole Flat win for Clive Cox came in low-grade handicap at Ffos Las (1m2f, soft); sold on for 2,000gns and made a forgettable start over hurdles at Hereford.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has contested three Irish mares' maiden points this season and finished runner-up on the two occasions she completed; needs to be fairly useful to win this on rules debut but no surprise to see a good run.

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5th

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Take A Hike

10st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Has contested three Irish mares' maiden points this season and finished runner-up on the two occasions she completed; needs to be fairly useful to win this on rules debut but no surprise to see a good run.

16/1

Form: 55

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ex-German 5yo who displayed useful Flat form as recently as last September; things may click in this code at some stage but he's been soundly beaten on his first two hurdle starts and needs to raise his game.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

No More Bolero

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Ex-German 5yo who displayed useful Flat form as recently as last September; things may click in this code at some stage but he's been soundly beaten on his first two hurdle starts and needs to raise his game.

16/1

5th

5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

No More Bolero

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Bridgwater

Very useful on the Flat when trained in Germany; made underwhelming start to hurdling career when fifth at Sandown (2m, good to soft) last month but ought to be capable of better.

5/1

Form: 9P

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Triple-figure odds and tailed off/pulled up on her two starts.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Bettwyn

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Triple-figure odds and tailed off/pulled up on her two starts.

200/1

1

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:50 Ludlow

Bettwyn

11st 5lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

150-1, tailed-off last in bumper at Bangor (2m, good) last May.

100/1

9th

1

20th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Bettwyn

11st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Half-sister to a hurdle/chase winner; cost £800 as a yearling; trainer 0-13 in bumpers in last five years.

66/1

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