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racingtv.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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racingtv.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

Form: 2231 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Horse

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Form & Verdict

Son of Kayf Tara who built on his bumper promise when making a winning hurdling debut in 2m novice at Warwick last month, overcoming late errors to get up close home; he looks to have a fair bit more to offer so rates a big player.

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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

Abandoned

Form: 53-721

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Cheekpieces fitted when getting off the mark on his second start for his new yard in 2m4f Huntingdon novice 19 days ago; this fair ex-Irish hurdler needs considering with headgear again sported.

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1st

10

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

14:42 Huntingdon

Roccovango

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Now 0-8 but again placed when going close in a 2m handicap here last month on soft ground; that was a Class 4 contest so would be vulnerable in a good many maiden hurdles but he looks a player in this one; should stay; tries cheekpieces.

2/1

2nd

1

8th Feb 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:40 Huntingdon

Roccovango

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

raced wide, held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went second and challenging when ridden and switched right after 2 out, joined winner after last, no extra towards finish

11/1

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Form: 400

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winning pointer but he's finished well held in his two runs over hurdles, having a wind op before coming in only 11th in 2m Ludlow novice 44 days ago; tongue-strap is added here.

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11th

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:55 Ludlow

Deep Strato

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Point winner, disappointing in bumper and novice hurdle under rules; the wind surgery since last run needs to make a difference.

33/1

10th

2

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

11:55 Newcastle

Deep Strato

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent

5/1

Form: 6-PP

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up on both his runs over hurdles at Newcastle and Carlisle this year; he has lots to prove.

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2

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Carlisle

Happy County

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

towards rear, struggling and reminders 3 out

66/1

0

5

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:00 Newcastle

Happy County

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

Half-brother to a French 1m4f/1m5f winner; nibbled at in the market on debut in a bumper here (heavy) last March, when beaten a distance; needs a big step up on that.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Almanzor gelding who showed some fair form in three runs for Johnny Murtagh on the Flat in the spring of 2022; has since changed hands for £4,000 and has his fitness to prove now going hurdling after a long absence.

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6

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

14:00 Kelso

Racquet Club

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Appeared to display significant improvement when sixth of eight in 1m5f Navan maiden on latest of three Irish Flat starts in spring 2022, but was sold for £4,000 the following September and makes stable/hurdle debut after a long absence.

100/1

8th

2

(8)

20th May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Racquet Club

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Form: 1

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Fourth on the Flat in Slovakia before making light of a six-month layoff when making a winning hurdling/yard debut in 2m2f juvenile at Stratford 25 days ago; he may do better so must enter calculations.

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7th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Roger

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

0-3 on the Flat in Slovakia last year but caused 25-1 surprise when winning by 14l on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Stratford (2m2f, heavy); very unexposed in this sphere but tackles much strong opposition today.

10/1

1st

4

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 3

13:50 Stratford

Roger

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

novicey jumping, raced in second, switched left before 4th, led narrowly 5th, went clear before last, easily

33/1

Form: 7U9

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Daughter of Kayf Tara who caught the eye on her third run in this sphere when a considerately-handled ninth of 15 in 2m Kempton novice 20 days ago; she can build on it now.

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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

Form: 2

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

A fair stayer on the Flat for William Haggas; changed hands for 25,000gns before making a promising start over hurdles when second of five in 2m Market Rasen juvenile 45 days ago; he's open to improvement and holds very good claims.

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2nd

4

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:55 Market Rasen

Medieval Gold

11st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Maiden for William Haggas, running as well as he ever has when runner-up over 2m at Nottingham (heavy; fair form) in October; sold for 25,000gns since; has been wearing headgear but not today; worth market check.

8/1

2nd

4

(6)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:42 Nottingham

Medieval Gold

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Out of a 1m6f Listed winner and, having been gelded, looked suited by the step back up to 1m4f when close second on handicap debut at Newbury (good) in August; wore cheekpieces that day and when disappointing at Kempton (1m4f, AW) last time; now tries blinkers and an extra 4f, with the latter making some appeal; showed ability on soft on debut.

11/2

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