October 27 / 16.50 Worcester

16.50 Worcester

Soft

Colin Dimmock Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Colin Dimmock Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 43-213

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Had his fourth crack at a maiden hurdle when off the mark at Uttoxeter in July; passed five rivals on the run-in when creditable third of 12 to an impressive winner here (again 2m4f on good) on handicap debut five weeks ago, shaping as if this longer trip would suit; in with a shout.
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5

29th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:05 Southwell

Biowavego

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Placed in valuable series final on handicap debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) in September and looked well suited by the step up in trip when clearcut winner there (2m7f, soft) last month; subsequent 4lb rise doesn't look excessive and he is open to further progress.

11/4

1st

4

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Biowavego

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, pushed along and prominent after 4 out, led narrowly 3 out, ridden and ran on well from last, went clear final 110yds

4/1

3rd

10

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Worcester

Biowavego

10st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield, ridden home turn, well held but stayed on from 2 out, went third run-in

12/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 42232- BF

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Minor honours every time in his one bumper and five runs over hurdles, including in a 2m5f handicap on soft; steps up in trip (worth a go) with a visor replacing the cheekpieces of last two outings; off since March but considered.
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6th

8

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Lounge Lizard

11st 3lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Low-mileage 5yo who looked suited by step up to 2m7f when second over hurdles on last month's seasonal debut (soft ground; wore first-time visor); probably still has untapped potential over hurdles but connections are evidently keen to launch his chasing career; cheekpieces back on.

4/1

2nd

2

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Lounge Lizard

11st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

raced freely, prominent, went second after 3rd, briefly disputed lead before 3 out, rallied run-in, went second again towards finish, no match for winner

9/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 53331-

Last run: 232 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
First run beyond 2m4f and in a tongue-tie when the narrow winner of a five-runner handicap at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) in March; just 3lb higher and should have more to offer as a stayer.
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3rd

4

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:10 Catterick

Spike Jones

11st 3lb

J: Danny Burton

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Game C&D winner in March and ran very well on only subsequent start, when third at Worcester last month; thorough stayer and suited by soft ground; live contender with the prospect of further improvement.

9/4

3rd

7

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Spike Jones

11st 6lb

J: Danny Burton

T: Samuel Drinkwater

towards rear, ridden after 4 out, headway 3 out, went fourth 2 out, ran on well towards far side run-in, went third final strides

7/1

3

20th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Spike Jones

11st 11lb

J: Danny Burton

T: Samuel Drinkwater

His first run beyond 2m4f and in a tongue-tie when the narrow winner of a 3m1f handicap at Catterick in March (good to soft); just 3lb higher for this but lacking a recent run might not be ideal.

11/4

Form: 56-21 CD

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Built upon promising hurdling debut when drawing clear in a five-runner maiden over C&D (again on good) two months ago, despite wandering markedly approaching the final flight; 7lb claimer takes over; goes handicapping and should have more to offer.
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4th

1

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Festive Glory

11st 13lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, headway towards near side and went second 3 out, ridden from 2 out, kept on but lost two places towards finish

7/2

1

27th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:46 Southwell

Festive Glory

11st 7lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Built upon promising hurdling debut when drawing clear to win Worcester maiden (2m7f, good) last month; open to significant further improvement but has a fair bit to find with Red Happy here.

9/4

1st

3

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Worcester

Festive Glory

11st 4lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear, headway when mistake 4 out, joined leader 3 out, ridden before 2 out, led when hung right and hampered rival approaching last, kept on strongly and went clear inside final 110yds, comfortably

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 034-13 BF

Last run: 155 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Goes well for Josh Newman, adding a 3m1f hurdle win at Warwick (good) this May to their two soft-ground point wins in 2020; off for five months (went very close at the same juncture two years ago) but in the mix.
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3rd

5

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

13:45 Taunton

Nickelsonthedime

11st 10lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Kayley Woollacott

led, jumped slightly left 5th, increased tempo after 8th, ridden when headed after 9th, lost second home turn, weakened before 2 out

20/1

5th

3

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Nickelsonthedime

11st 11lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Kayley Woollacott

prominent, pushed along and lost position after 4 out, some headway before 2 out, no impression approaching last

8/1

Form: 76543-

Last run: 209 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Put firmly in his place last term in his two bumpers and three novice hurdles but did show some ability; could still prove capable of better and market support would be interesting on this handicap/seasonal debut.
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11

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Lingfield

Rebel Intentions

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Emma Lavelle

pulled up 3 out

14/1

6th

6

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Rebel Intentions

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

raced far side, held up in rear, headway halfway, pushed along and no impression before 2 out

9/1

Form: 51712P CD BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Back in good form once fitted with a tongue-tie this summer, including two handicap wins over C&D; flopped when favourite on latest outing but her trainer reported that she was jumped into; all her British form is on good ground, never having raced on softer since early in career in Ireland early in 2021; not dismissed.
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7th

9

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Present Storm

11st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

led at steady pace, pushed along and headed before 3 out, soon weakened

10/1

2

26th Sep 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

14:18 Newton Abbot

Present Storm

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent, went second after 4th, joined leader 5th, lost second 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, behind when pulled up before 2 out (trainer said, regarding the poor form shown, that the mare was jumped into and never travelled therefore after was noted; vet said a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than the mare lost her left hind shoe)

2/1

2nd

2

7th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

15:45 Uttoxeter

Present Storm

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent, led before 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden when faced strong challenge approaching last, headed run-in, kept on

11/4

Form: 2522-

Last run: 232 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in three of his four starts under rules, best form at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) on penultimate outing; latest was just a three-runner race at same course in March, when no match for the favourite and fading markedly; this does not look a bad mark for handicap/seasonal debut and his trainer is among the winners.
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7th

5

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 4

15:50 Ascot

One For The Wall

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Chris Gordon

Offered little on his handicap debut at Worcester (2m7f, soft) but he could have needed the run and a case can be made on the strength of his novice form, in particular his second at Fontwell in February.

10/1

8th

5

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

One For The Wall

11st 7lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

midfield, brief headway after 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

5/1

Form: 543-

Last run: 285 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Maiden point winner; some improvement last winter in his bumper and two runs over hurdles, looking a thorough stayer when third of eight in a novice at Kempton (3m, soft) last time; that form reads well and he's one to note on this handicap/seasonal debut.
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6th

4

14th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

13:00 Exeter

Pilot Show

11st 6lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Warren Greatrex

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, mistake 2nd, dropped to rear when blundered 6th, ridden 5 out, weakened from 4 out

12/1

8

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Pilot Show

11st 5lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, pushed along and lost position after 4 out, ridden and dropped to rear before 3 out, pulled up 2 out

8/1

Form: /8042/

Last run: 996 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Second in two Irish bumpers in 2018 and the last two of his four novice hurdles three seasons back began to live up to that promise; had wind surgery in March 2020 and not seen since, changing hands and leaving Olly Murphy; makes handicap debut but probably best watched after such a layoff.
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10

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Kerrkenny Gold

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Barry Brennan

didn't jump with fluency, towards rear, dropped to rear and became detached halfway, pulled up 7th

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £30.50
Straight Forecast £27.63
Tricast £116.86
Trifecta £137.20

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Biowavego

RP Ratings:

One For The Wall

SPOTLIGHT:

Pilot Show

The Times:

Festive Glory

POSTDATA:

Present Storm

The Guardian:

Nickelsonthedime

Daily Mail:

Biowavego

The Sun:

Biowavego

Daily Record:

Biowavego

The Star:

Festive Glory

Telegraph:

One For The Wall

D Express:

One For The Wall

TOPSPEED:

Pilot Show

Daily Mirror:

Pilot Show