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14:13 Newton Abbot

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newtonabbotracing.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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newtonabbotracing.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: P2-

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Went close on Irish point debut in March 2023 and left disappointing rules debut a long way behind when 100-1 second at Warwick (2m3f, good) last month; that form already makes him a leading contender and he ought to have more improvement to come.

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2nd

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Warwick

Fortified Fortune

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

in touch with leaders

20/1

3

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Fortified Fortune

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Solid second, splitting subsequent rules winners, in an Irish point last March; subsequently sold for £115,000; interesting, particularly if the market speaks favourably.

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 28412- D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Built upon encouraging hurdle debut when ridden-out winner of Exeter maiden (2m, soft) in March, and probably ran at least as well when second of four over same C&D (heavy) on handicap debut a fortnight later; has a big role to play if coping with the drying ground.

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2nd

3

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:50 Exeter

Pirates Tale

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

raced in third, not fluent 5 out, mistake 4 out, challenging from 3 out, jumped left last, no extra towards finish

9/4

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 85-2

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bettered low-key hurdling debut when keeping on strongly for second at Stratford (2m, good) 11 days ago; that form probably isn't anything out of the ordinary but further progress is possible.

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2nd

7

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:40 Stratford

Impecunious

11st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Mixed form in three starts (point/bumper/hurdle); the latest effort wasn't devoid of promise but he may do better in handicaps later on.

16/1

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W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

72,000euros 3yo; fourth foal; half-brother to useful Irish chaser Handsworth; dam unraced sister to high-class jumper Bog Warrior; one of two newcomers representing Joe Tizzard; market may guide.

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No Results Found

Form: /499-6

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two good-ground bumpers in 2022; always behind in first two hurdle races but caught the eye of the stewards when keeping on steadily for sixth at Stratford (2m, good) 11 days ago; can probably progress again.

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6th

6

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:40 Stratford

Get The Value

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: John O’Shea

Frame possibilities on his bumper efforts; however, always behind in both attempts over hurdles and needs to improve on that form.

40/1

9th

4

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Get The Value

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Showed ability in good-ground bumpers; however, soundly beaten on hurdle debut at Hereford (2m, good; 18-1) in November.

25/1

Form: 4958-

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Displayed promise in two of her three bumpers but was soundly beaten when 150-1 for recent hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f).

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8th

4

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:39 Chepstow

Dropitlikeitshot

11st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Modest effort on latest bumper start, when switched to turf and again failing to match the form of her debut (AW); not solid.

33/1

Form: 234P-

Last run: 153 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Made the frame in three run-of-the-mill bumpers on good/good to soft last summer, but struggled to get competitive (albeit on soft ground) when a big-priced outsider for hurdlng debut in December.

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No Results Found

Form: 96-

Last run: 142 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Placed in low-grade Flat handicaps for Jedd O'Keeffe last season but didn't show a great deal in two juvenile hurdles for this stable towards end of last year.

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6th

3

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:25 Taunton

Future Times

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Gordon Edwards

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out

66/1

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W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal; dam bumper/3m1f hurdle winner, half-sister to bumper/Flat/hurdle winner Alphabetical Order and two other hurdle winners; wears a tongue-tie; stable's other newcomer Sea Warrior appeals more on paper.

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No Results Found

Form: 05-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten at triple-digit odds on first two hurdling starts (both last month); needs addition of cheekpieces to make a massive difference.

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5th

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:55 Exeter

Giddy Up

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

always behind, not fluent and reminder 3rd, soon struggling, lost touch 5th, tailed off

150/1

Form: 87-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Safely held in two bumpers towards end of last season and can only be watched on hurdling debut.

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No Results Found

Form: 52-

Last run: 328 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed significant promise in two conditions hurdles on very soft ground at Auteuil last June, latterly when close second to a subsequent Grade 3 winner; makes British debut after 11-month absence, and on faster ground, but it will be interesting to see how he fares.

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11

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:40 Stratford

LudOr

11st 1lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Tom Symonds

Ex-French 4yo who had two runs at Auteuil last June, better effort when solid second (behind subsequent Grade 3 scorer) latest; leading contender provided that form is transferred to British soil.

7/4

Form: 86P-

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in both bumpers last season and pulled up when 200-1 for recent hurdling debut (2m3f).

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3

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:39 Chepstow

Demelza Carne

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Chris Down

Needs to improve markedly on her two bumper efforts.

100/1

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Straight Forecast £46.80
Trifecta £137.00

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