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14:55 Perth

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British EBF Gold Castle ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £14237.5
  • 2m 7f 207y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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British EBF Gold Castle ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Windy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 422B-5 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Classy stayer over fences, finishing second in Grade 2 Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham (3m1f, soft) last season; soundly beaten fifth when back over hurdles in Grade 2 at Haydock (3m, heavy) in February on belated reappearance, but may have needed the run and his chase form gives him a big shout.

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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 1

14:55 Perth

Sounds Russian

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ruth Jefferson

Classy stayer over fences, finishing second in Grade 2 Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham (3m1f, soft) last season; soundly beaten fifth when back over hurdles in Grade 2 at Haydock (3m, heavy) in February on belated reappearance, but may have needed the run and his chase form gives him a big shout.

7/2

5th

5

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Sounds Russian

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ruth Jefferson

Runner-up in Grade 2 chase at Cheltenham (3m1f, soft) last January; the absence since March and the return to hurdles are the question marks today, but he showed promise in novice hurdles in 2021 and his trainer's horses often go well when fresh; major player if reproducing best chase form.

5/1

12

17th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Sounds Russian

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ruth Jefferson

Brought steadily through the ranks over fences last season and has carried on the good work this winter, albeit needing an extra push if he's to beat Ahoy Senor and Noble Yeats on 3m1f course form in January (soft) on these less favourable terms.

40/1

11/10

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 9-11P3 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Made it 2-2 over hurdles when landing Grade 2 at Limerick (2m7f, soft to heavy) in December, beating none other than subsequent Albert Bartlett winner Stellar Story; bounced back from Grade 1 flop when third in Grade 2 at Fairyhouse (2m4f, heavy) last month; leading player despite the 5lb penalty.

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

2nd

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 1

14:55 Perth

Loughglynn

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Made it 2-2 over hurdles when landing Grade 2 at Limerick (2m7f, soft to heavy) in December, beating none other than subsequent Albert Bartlett winner Stellar Story; bounced back from Grade 1 flop when third in Grade 2 at Fairyhouse (2m4f, heavy) last month; leading player despite the 5lb penalty.

11/10

3rd

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Loughglynn

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

prominent, soon went second, led after 3 out, headed and lost two places approaching last, kept on

10/1

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 78y

13:20 Leopardstown

Loughglynn

11st 10lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Creditable ninth in the Champion Bumper last season and unbeaten in two starts over hurdles, bolting up in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown (2m5f) on his return before relishing a battle on testing ground to take out a Grade 2 at Limerick (2m7f) on St Stephen's Day, beating Stellar Story by 1l; doesn't have stamina to prove like some of these but probably needs it to become a real test.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1-11PP

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Won his first two hurdle starts in the autumn (2m1f/2m5f, heavy/good); pulled up in Grade 1 Challow (2m4f, soft) next time and same outcome when back down in grade at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last time; something to prove but the break and first-time tongue-tie may help; not written off.

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3rd

2

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 1

14:55 Perth

Farnoge

11st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Won his first two hurdle starts in the autumn (2m1f/2m5f, heavy/good); pulled up in Grade 1 Challow (2m4f, soft) next time and same outcome when back down in grade at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last time; something to prove but the break and first-time tongue-tie may help; not written off.

10/1

1

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:25 Musselburgh

Farnoge

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

held up in rear

2/1

0

3

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Farnoge

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

3-3 under rules, most recently making all and driven out at Ascot (2m5f, good; acts on softer); open to further progress and may put up a bold show, for all that Harry Cobden prefers stablemate Captain Teague.

10/1

Form: 15451F C

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Two-time novice winner (2m4f, soft/good to soft) who was narrowly in front in competitive mares' novice handicap at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) last month only to fall at the final flight; this 3m point runner-up could be suited by today's step up in trip and is 2-2 here; firmly in calculations.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 1

14:55 Perth

El Elefante

10st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Two-time novice winner (2m4f, soft/good to soft) who was narrowly in front in competitive mares' novice handicap at Newbury (2m4f, good to soft) last month only to fall at the final flight; this 3m point runner-up could be suited by today's step up in trip and is 2-2 here; firmly in calculations.

3/1

4

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

El Elefante

11st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual bumper winner; downgraded from Listed/Grade 2 assignments, she justified long odds-on favouritism to double her tally over hurdles at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft), keeping Kay Tara Tara at bay by just over 2l; that was no better than the pick of her previous efforts and the runner-up has an 11lb pull this afternoon; seems short enough in the betting.

11/2

1st

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

El Elefante

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, led after 4 out, faced challenge 2 out, soon shaken up, ridden and kept on run-in

10/11

Form: 512116 D BF

Last run: 268 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won four times last April-July (2m3f-3m, soft/good); she could have more to offer but she was soundly beaten last July when last seen, and has plenty to find on today's terms even if returning at her very best.

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5th

5

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 1

14:55 Perth

Dicey Rielly

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Won four times last April-July (2m3f-3m, soft/good); she could have more to offer but she was soundly beaten last July when last seen, and has plenty to find on today's terms even if returning at her very best.

50/1

Form: 11P

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Two-time 3m point winner who scored towards end of last year on first two rules starts (2m4f/2m6f, heavy/soft); pulled up in Grade 2 at Haydock (3m, heavy) latest and hard to be confident after that, but it was a highly attritional race and he retains potential; cheekpieces go on; not ruled out.

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3

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 1

14:55 Perth

Great Pepper

11st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Two-time 3m point winner who scored towards end of last year on first two rules starts (2m4f/2m6f, heavy/soft); pulled up in Grade 2 at Haydock (3m, heavy) latest and hard to be confident after that, but it was a highly attritional race and he retains potential; cheekpieces go on; not ruled out.

14/1

3

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

16:25 Haydock

Great Pepper

11st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

in touch with leaders, weakened 4 out, soon pulled up

13/2

1st

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

12:10 Kelso

Great Pepper

11st 7lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

raced in second, led after 3 out, shaken up after 2 out, joined last, soon ridden, kept on well and won going away

11/8

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Payout
Exacta £100.00
Straight Forecast £91.40
Trifecta £544.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Loughglynn

TOPSPEED:

Sounds Russian

The Guardian:

El Elefante

WEST COUNTRY:

Farnoge

RP RATINGS:

Loughglynn

POSTDATA:

Loughglynn

The Times:

Loughglynn

Daily Mail:

Loughglynn

D Express:

Loughglynn

Daily Mirror:

Loughglynn

The Sun:

Loughglynn

Daily Record:

Loughglynn

Telegraph:

Sounds Russian

The Star:

Sounds Russian