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Chetwood Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Chetwood Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.62
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 02

Last run: 103 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; tailed off in Newbury bumper on rules debut in November but showed his true colours when clear second to smart rival over C&D (good to soft) the following month; the one to beat.

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1st

9

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Ryans Rocket

11st 5lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

in touch with leaders

4/6

2nd

10

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Ryans Rocket

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Bought for £110,000 after impressing in an Irish point (3m, yielding to soft); there were not many positives to take from his bumper run at Newbury (good to soft; 13-2) but he should be capable of much better.

10/1

10th

11

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

16:10 Newbury

Ryans Rocket

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Recorded a 4l success in small-field Irish point just over a year ago (second start); subsequently sold for £110,000; half-brother to a bumper/hurdle winner; needs a close look.

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 3

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Fair Flat-racer who kept on steadily for remote third on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft); ought to have learned from that experience but significant improvement is needed here.

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2nd

13

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Manuelito

10st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

prominent, not fluent 5th

16/1

3rd

10

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

14:45 Wincanton

Manuelito

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Looked ordinary in seven defeats for Richard Hannon, from 7f to 1m4f; wouldn't be the obvious answer to this.

20/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 25661 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran well for a long way on last month's hurdling debut and built on that promise when causing 18-1 surprise at Ludlow (2m, soft) a fortnight ago; has penalty to shoulder here but ought to play a major role.

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3rd

1

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Diamond Dice

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent

7/2

1st

3

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:55 Ludlow

Diamond Dice

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ran well in autumn bumpers, including Listed; form dipped the last twice but latest effort (over a stiff 2m1f on hurdles debut) suggests this sharper scenario will suit; shortlisted.

7/1

Form: 5

Last run: 108 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran well to a point on debut at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) in December but was well beaten in the end; drops in trip with tongue-tie fitted here; has plenty of scope for improvement but is not the most obvious answer.

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4th

4

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

El Curamach

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ryan Potter

prominent, pressed leader with one circuit to go

14/1

5th

4

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Chepstow

El Curamach

11st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Ryan Potter

midfield

100/1

Form: 621- D

Last run: 609 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Comfortably justified odds-on favouritism in very ordinary Worcester bumper (good ground) in summer 2022 and ought to have a future over jumps but this hurdling debut comes after a 609-day absence.

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3rd

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Intrepide Sud

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

7/2

5th

6

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Intrepide Sud

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Won on the Flat for Jedd O'Keeffe last spring (1m4f, soft; RPR 79) but seemed badly to lose his way last summer/autumn and was sold for 8,500gns in October; makes stable/hurdle debut here; too risky.

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14

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:33 Taunton

Nobody Told Me

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Deborah Faulkner

Lost his way on the Flat last summer/autumn, and was soundly beaten over C&D on recent stable/hurdle debut.

100/1

6th

14

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Nobody Told Me

10st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Deborah Faulkner

towards rear

33/1

8th

8

(11)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Nobody Told Me

9st 7lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Trainer won this with a 3yo last season; won over 1m4f on soft ground at Doncaster in April and he could appreciate this drop back in trip having struggled over 14.3f plus on his last three starts; however, he nevertheless has plenty to prove based on that recent evidence.

16/1

100/1

Form: P-9

Last run: 124 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second in an Irish point in 2022 but struggled on both hurdling starts last year (2m3f/2m5f); look elsewhere.

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5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Katopop

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

Hasn't shown much in novice hurdles (2m-2m5f) and improvement is needed on this handicap/chase debut; however, he was runner-up in a British maiden point (3m, good to soft) in November 2022 and the switch to fences and step up in trip could be positives; wears tongue-tie under rules for first time.

14/1

7th

7

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Katopop

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

midfield

100/1

Form: 076

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to useful hurdler Monviel; with a good stable but was soundly beaten on his first two hurdling starts (both 2m) and has a lot to find today.

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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

Form: 1-30 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Created pretty good impression when winning good-ground Exeter bumper in February 2023 but did not jump well when remote third over C&D on hurdling debut in November, and was tailed off at Newbury in January (first-time hood); not written off just yet but others have much less to prove.

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9th

3

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Diesel Line

11st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

in touch with leaders, overjumped and nearly lost jockey 4th

12/1

13th

6

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:25 Newbury

Diesel Line

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Very promising debut (won well) in good-ground bumper at Exeter last February; let down by his jumping in Taunton novice hurdle two months ago but may learn from that experience; hood now applied; retains potential.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: P6

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Irish point in October but a well-beaten 80-1 shot on both hurdling starts this year (2m3f/2m) and can only be watched here.

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10th

2

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Cave Article

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

led

66/1

2

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:10 Fakenham

Cave Article

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

80-1, pulled up on his hurdling debut in 2m3f Doncaster novice 23 days ago; he was runner-up in an Irish point so can do better in the longer term.

50/1

Form: 69

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed no significant promise when beaten about 40l in two bumpers; makes hurdling debut today.

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7

4th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Telenn DAnnain

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Has shown little in two bumpers and a novice hurdle for which he went off at 300-1.

100/1

11th

11

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Telenn DAnnain

11st 5lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Christian Williams

held up in rear, short of room and squeezed out 1st

100/1

9th

6

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Kempton

Telenn DAnnain

11st 4lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Tailed-off last of six at Newton Abbot (good; 10-1) last summer; needs to have improved significantly to have any chance here.

66/1

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced half-sister to Champion Bumper/smart hurdle winner Cousin Vinny; clear second on Irish point debut last April (yielding to soft) and was bought for £82,000 soon afterwards but the winner hasn't done much to advertise that form under rules in the meantime; market may guide.

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11

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:33 Taunton

Skin Full

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Pipe

Joined David Pipe after finishing second in slow-ground Irish point just under a year ago; tailed off over C&D when reappearing last month and can only be watched at present.

66/1

12th

10

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Skin Full

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Pipe

held up in rear, bumped 1st

14/1

Form: U

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Horse

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Form & Verdict

Jinked and unseated rider at first flight when 150-1 for debut here a fortnight ago; hood now added.

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5

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Gentlieman Ross

11st 5lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

held up in rear, jumped left and hampered rival 1st, outpaced 2nd, not fluent 3rd, tailed off 5th, pulled up 6th

100/1

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Gentlieman Ross

11st 6lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

First foal; dam unraced; best watched on hurdles debut.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £90.00
Straight Forecast £102.60
Trifecta £252.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Diamond Dice

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