November 24 / 13.45 Taunton

13.45

Good

Every Race Live On Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5119.24
  • 2m 7f 198y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Every Race Live On Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 232-11 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Has won novice hurdles at Ludlow (2m5f, good to firm) and here (2m3f, good; made all) in recent weeks; beaten off much lower marks in handicaps last season but she looks an improved performer this term.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

29th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

I Spy A Diva

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

prominent

11/2

1st

3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Warwick

I Spy A Diva

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Began last season with three wins on good/good to firm (2m3f-2m5f) and, following a break, took form to new level when third in Cheltenham Listed race (2m4f, good) last month; might still be improving; respected.

11/2

3rd

4

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

I Spy A Diva

11st 2lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Won two novices (2m5f/2m3f) and a 3m handicap earlier in the season and it wasn't her first below-par run on soft ground when well held in a Kempton handicap over Christmas; has no doubt been held back for a spring campaign and could run well.

16/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: P11-01

Last run: 9 days

W: 12st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Improved since cheekpieces were added, scoring twice for Oliver Greenall in the spring and readily making a winning start for Paul Nicholls at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) last week; while his task at Hereford was made easier by a couple of departures at the third last he was going strongly at the time anyway; 7lb penalty is offset by his rider's claim; the one to beat.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Jet Of Magic

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

It was over fences when well held last time but didn't go into that race in much form having struggled in two hurdles at about this trip; he is a C&D winner back on a good mark but there are doubts right now.

12/1

5th

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Jet Of Magic

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

It was over fences when well held last time but didn't go into that race in much form having struggled in two hurdles at about this trip; he is a C&D winner back on a good mark but there are doubts right now.

12/1

5th

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:45 Wetherby

Jet Of Magic

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Reportedly lost his action when pulled up over hurdles last time but didn't enter that race in much form; also below his best when the last to complete in September on his only chase start; has a bit to prove.

6/1

Form: 34-135

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

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; might have needed the outing after five months off when a well-held fifth at Worcester four weeks ago but he'll need a step up a good deal on that to go close now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Very well suited by this C&D and good ground but returned from break with a disappointing effort (albeit without usual cheekpieces) three weeks ago and, even if back on song, probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

14/1

1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Very well suited by this C&D and good ground but returned from break with a disappointing effort (albeit without usual cheekpieces) three weeks ago and, even if back on song, probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

14/1

6

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Nickelsonthedime

11st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Not at his best last time at Warwick (3m1f) but was having a very solid season up until then, albeit at about 3m+; this drop in distance is a big enough concern to look elsewhere.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3/24-4

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner on soft; yet to hit the target over hurdles but he did make a fairly encouraging return from 11 months off (had wind op) when fourth of 12 at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) 32 days ago; that form has been boosted by the winner and fifth going in since; tongue-tie and cheekpieces worn separately on his last two starts are now combined; yard in form; respected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Bumpy Johnson

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Didn't really take to chasing and when back over hurdles at Wincanton (2m5f) he perhaps found the heavy ground against him; won on good and good to soft over 2m4f last season and he probably stays 3m; nothing wrong with his mark.

12/1

5th

1

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

15:15 Wincanton

Bumpy Johnson

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Pipe

Dual hurdle winner at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft/good) towards end of last season, latterly off today's mark; lacked fluency and was safely held in two chases in the autumn but ought to be seen to better effect now back over hurdles; unraced on heavy ground but handles soft well.

14/1

Form: 291-51

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Bounced back from an odds-on defeat in May when landing a second 2m4f win at Market Rasen (novice) 40 days ago; more will be needed back in a handicap but he might find it.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

3

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Lets Have Another

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Signed off for Olly Murphy on a downer and he's failed to complete either run for current yard; tongue-tie added but he's readily opposed.

100/1

11

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Lets Have Another

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Last of four finishers in 2m Fakenham claimer for Olly Murphy last month and struggled when back in a handicap for recent stable debut (3m1f); drops back in trip here; not the obvious answer.

50/1

5

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

Lets Have Another

11st 8lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Clare Hobson

Won twice over 2m4f in small fields at Market Rasen (good/good to soft) last year; similar form in a claiming hurdle one month ago but needs career best to take this; reverts to the cheekpieces he wore twice before blinkered on last two starts; has since changed hands and left Olly Murphy.

25/1

Form: 43221F BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Consistent; off the mark when dead-heating with a stable companion at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in September and was keeping on in a dispute of second when falling two out back there last month; another who can't be discounted.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

5th Jun 2024

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Maroochi

10st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Keiran Burke

Sole win (27 races) was at this track in September 2022; chance on some 2023 form but she needs better than on last five outings if she's to win and there are stamina doubts judged on three attempts at about 3m.

10/1

8th

14

17th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

20:05 Aintree

Maroochi

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Keiran Burke

1-26; taking in a first 0-120 since her November 2021 handicap debut and does so from 13lb out of the weights; surely too big an ask.

66/1

8th

14

17th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

20:05 Aintree

Maroochi

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Keiran Burke

1-26; taking in a first 0-120 since her November 2021 handicap debut and does so from 13lb out of the weights; surely too big an ask.

66/1

Non-runners

Let's Have Another

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £8.30
Straight Forecast £8.04
Trifecta £37.70

Selections

RP Ratings:

I Spy A Diva

SPOTLIGHT:

Jet Of Magic

The Times:

Let's Have Another

TOPSPEED:

Bumpy Johnson

POSTDATA:

I Spy A Diva

WEST COUNTRY:

I Spy A Diva

Daily Mirror:

I Spy A Diva

The Sun:

I Spy A Diva

The Star:

I Spy A Diva

Daily Record:

I Spy A Diva

Telegraph:

Jet Of Magic

The Guardian:

Jet Of Magic

Daily Mail:

Jet Of Magic

D Express:

Jet Of Magic