November 24 / 14.05 Lingfield

14.05

Soft

Follow @attheraces On Twitter Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
SKY
View Course
Follow @attheraces On Twitter Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bred to be useful and he won an Irish maiden point (3m, soft to heavy) on debut in May 2021; absent since but makes rules debut for in-form yard and he's one to be interested in; one of two for stable; the betting may guide.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Givega

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, disputed lead, good jump and led clearly 5th, headed 5 out, outpaced 4 out, weakened quickly before 3 out

13/2

5

11th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Givega

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Has won all three of his completed races under rules, easily making all in C&D novice (good to soft) three weeks ago; lack of stamina might have been responsible for a poor run over 2m5f (heavy) at Warwick the time before; in deeper here but he may not have reached his ceiling just yet and he's one to consider on today's handicap debut.

15/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2-5

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on debut in French bumper (1m7f, soft) last October and he also showed promise when fifth of 15 behind subsequent Listed winner Tahmuras on recent hurdle/stable debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft); open to improvement and he's one to consider.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

High Game Royal

11st 12lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

in touch with leaders

4/1

3rd

5

1st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:45 Newbury

High Game Royal

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

chased clear leader, lost ground before 6th, went modest second after 4 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened and lost position approaching last

10/1

3rd

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

12:25 Exeter

High Game Royal

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

prominent, mistake 11th, struggling 4 out, went third run-in, not pace to challenge

5/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 45-5

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Displayed some promise in both bumpers (including on heavy) and made late headway for a fair fifth of 15 on hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; improvement needed and he may be better when upped in trip, but he could be sharper for that recent run and is not ruled out.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Halondo

12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

2m4f handicap winner just over a year ago when with Olly Murphy and 11lb lower; runner-up over 2m7f on reappearance before a lesser showing over 3m2f; changed stables and looks one to watch on first run since Boxing Day.

12/1

3rd

1

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Halondo

12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

2m4f handicap winner just over a year ago when with Olly Murphy and 11lb lower; runner-up over 2m7f on reappearance before a lesser showing over 3m2f; changed stables and looks one to watch on first run since Boxing Day.

12/1

4th

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

15:27 Fontwell

Halondo

12st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, went fourth after 9th, ridden and switched right before 2 out, weakened approaching last

13/8

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
55,000euros 3yo; unraced for the Tizzards; third foal; dam bumper/2m hurdle winner (RPR 113), closely related to high-class chaser Monalee; might be best watched on debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

11st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out

16/1

3

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Birdman Bob

11st 11lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Won over hurdles at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) last November and running well there this year (2m/2m4f, soft); the different track and switch to fences are the question marks today, but his pedigree offers hope for chasing and he's a major player if his good form continues; cheekpieces go on.

9/2

2nd

2

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:52 Plumpton

Birdman Bob

11st 12lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

prominent, not fluent 2nd, went second before 4 out, going best 3 out, soon led, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, no extra and headed towards finish

5/4

Form: 4

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won Irish maiden point (3m, yielding to soft) on debut last December and he was fourth of 14 on rules debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) three weeks ago, having failed to settle; has the best hurdle form in the field and this drop in trip could be the right move for the time being.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Hot Rod Lincoln

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

disputed lead

15/2

0

3

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Hot Rod Lincoln

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

Beat a subsequently very useful type in sole Irish point (yielding to soft); won minor 2m5f hurdle (good) for this yard in May but his chase debut at Warwick didn't go to plan and he was pulled up after making a bad blunder four out; too soon to write off and the return to shorter may suit.

13/2

0

6

8th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Warwick

Hot Rod Lincoln

11st 3lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

Application of a tongue-strap saw him come to fruition over hurdles, finishing third in a Sandown handicap in February and winning a modest Fontwell maiden in May; starts chasing life on a good mark and this winner of his only start in Irish points is another to consider.

7/2

16/1

Form: 2

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Outran his 125-1 odds when 16l second to odds-on winner on hurdle debut at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; however, improvement is needed from this moderate Flat performer if he's to win this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Embolden

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Clare Hobson

Yet to make any further progress since his winning handicap debut at Plumpton (2m1f, soft) last April and raced lazily in rear before eventually staying on for third there (2m, good to soft) last month; others preferred.

13/2

3rd

10

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Embolden

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Clare Hobson

Didn't fire at Lingfield last month but made the frame three consecutive times (once over C&D) in September/October and is now 4lb lower than when winning here (2m1f, soft) in April; can't be ruled out.

8/1

7th

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Embolden

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

not fluent 3rd, awkward jump 2 out

6/1

Form: 00-88

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
125-1, tailed off in a novice hurdle at Fontwell on recent stable debut, taking record to 0-10 (points/rules).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Lingfield

Holkham Hall

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

125-1, tailed off in a novice hurdle at Fontwell on recent stable debut, taking record to 0-10 (points/rules).

100/1

8th

3

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

12:30 Fontwell

Holkham Hall

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

raced in last, shaken up after 3 out, pushed along and minor headway before 2 out, behind and no chance approaching last

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-

Last run: 247 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a point-to-point bumper (2m, heavy) in March on second start; tailed off in a rules bumper at Exeter (2m, good to soft) nine days later but that run may have come too soon and he's not ruled out now over hurdles.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Lingfield

Black Of The Glade

11st 0lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Won a point-to-point bumper (2m, heavy) in March on second start; tailed off in a rules bumper at Exeter (2m, good to soft) nine days later but that run may have come too soon and he's not ruled out now over hurdles.

20/1

Form:

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
28-1 and well beaten on rules debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago, but he ran well for a long way and may have needed the run; went close in an Irish maiden point in March and no surprise if he takes a sizeable step forward here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

8

28th Nov 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:10 Southwell

Rolling Clouds

10st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Short-headed on his fifth attempt (yielding to soft) at Irish maiden points; modest form in Britain last term, switched from hurdles to fences for last two outings; needs improvement reappearing in first-time headgear.

9/1

5th

9

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

15:20 Ffos Las

Rolling Clouds

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Short-headed last March on his fifth attempt at Irish maiden points; modest form in Britain this term, just 7-2 on latest start when switched from hurdles to fences for handicap at Catterick (1m7f); needs much better and goes back up in trip.

12/1

Form: 57-07

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Displayed some ability in Irish bumpers but he's been tailed off at big odds in a bumper and a novice hurdle for this yard.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

6

9th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Flemens Tipple

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Andy Irvine

led narrowly or disputed lead, raced in second 13th

13/2

1st

6

9th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Flemens Tipple

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Andy Irvine

led narrowly or disputed lead, raced in second 13th

13/2

6th

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

17:50 Taunton

Flemens Tipple

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Andy Irvine

0-15 and best runs have come over hurdles at Plumpton, where he was never going last time after early interference (tried cheekpieces); neither chase run was wildly encouraging (the latest on penultimate start) and others are safer.

7/1

Form: P

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Some good form on the Flat this year (peak RPR of 81 in 2022) but he was pulled up mid-race on last month's hurdle debut at Fakenham; a watching brief is advised.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(2)

21st Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:25 Brighton

Rhubarb Bikini

10st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Simon Hodgson

led, headed 4f out, ridden and weakened from over 2f out

10/1

10th

5

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Salisbury

Rhubarb Bikini

11st 7lb

J: Mr Jack Fox

T: Simon Hodgson

Mostly consistent since joining this yard and won over Brighton's 1m (good) in April off 4lb lower; should give his running once more.

10/1

4th

4

(5)

11th May 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Rhubarb Bikini

9st 3lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Came good for Simon Hodgson at fourth attempt, leading close home at Brighton (1m, good; visored) last month; raced too freely in first-time blinkers there last week but still ran well; has the visor refitted here and this drop back to 7f is an interesting move; might be the answer.

6/1

Form: 3F- BF

Last run: 297 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful on the Flat and he was a fair third of five on hurdle debut at Kempton (2m, soft) in January; fell at Plumpton 16 days later; returns from a break and could be involved; in-form trainer also saddles Givega.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

6

(14)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Dirham Emirati

9st 2lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Gary Moore

All the better for this headgear combination and only narrowly failed in his hat-trick bid last time when third to Zillion; essentially 1lb lower with Connor Planas taking off 3lb; shortlisted.

6/1

3rd

2

(11)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

Dirham Emirati

9st 11lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Turned things around in new headgear when scoring over C&D (good) last month and he followed up with another narrow win over 1m6f here last time; only 2lb higher than for that success and he remains very well treated on his old form; big player in hat-trick bid.

11/4

1st

2

(3)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Bath

Dirham Emirati

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

slowly into stride

7/2

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £7.70
Straight Forecast £7.06
Trifecta £31.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hot Rod Lincoln

Telegraph:

Givega

RP Ratings:

Hot Rod Lincoln

TOPSPEED:

Hot Rod Lincoln

POSTDATA:

Hot Rod Lincoln

The Times:

Hot Rod Lincoln

The Guardian:

Hot Rod Lincoln

Daily Mail:

Hot Rod Lincoln

D Express:

Hot Rod Lincoln

Daily Mirror:

Hot Rod Lincoln

The Sun:

Hot Rod Lincoln

Daily Record:

Hot Rod Lincoln

The Star:

Givega