November 25 / 13.10 Doncaster

13.10

Good

Eden Farm Hulleys Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 4f 181y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Eden Farm Hulleys Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.67
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3/53-2

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in two of his four bumpers and appeared to display improvement when close second on last month's seasonal/hurdle debut at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft), despite looking unsure at some of the early flights and racing a bit too freely; likely contender here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Hurricane Bay

11st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Dual novice hurdle winner last season (2m5f/3m) and placed in Doncaster Grade 2 (3m, good) in between; probably bumped into a very good one when second in Perth Listed race in April, and his handicap mark ought to be workable on this chasing debut.

8/1

2nd

5

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 1

15:00 Perth

Hurricane Bay

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

led but pestered, joined 8th, led again after 3 out, joined 2 out, soon ridden and headed, no extra run-in

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 0-15

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Left poor bumper debut a long way behind when winning by 15l at Worcester (good) in June; raced too freely but ran well for a long way before weakening out of contention between last two flights on last month's hurdle debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft); can last longer if he settles better here.
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19

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Densworth

10st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Reappeared after long absence (wind surgery) to record career-best when running away with 2m Doncaster handicap last month but reportedly unsuited by tacky ground at Aintree and pulled up; cheekpieces now fitted.

12/1

19

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Densworth

10st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Reappeared after long absence (wind surgery) to record career-best when running away with 2m Doncaster handicap last month but reportedly unsuited by tacky ground at Aintree and pulled up; cheekpieces now fitted.

12/1

7

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Densworth

11st 9lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Early reminder and soon pulled up in this race last year but wide-margin winner of both starts at about 2m either side of that, the latest at Doncaster (heavy) after wind surgery; up 10lb in a better race but has to be respected with conditions no issue.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made inauspicious Irish point debut a year but returned from break with two much better efforts in the spring, the latter a 17l win on good ground; interesting to see how he fares on today's rules debut.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:30 Sedgefield

Fortuitous Find

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

disputed lead, mistake 4th, not fluent 9th, lost position before 11th, soon lost ground, weakened and no chance when pulled up before 3 out

5/1

5th

3

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Newcastle

Fortuitous Find

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Winning pointer who is one to watch in the betting, but he's been soundly beaten on his first two hurdle starts, the latest last month following a year off, and he needs to raise his game.

14/1

Form: 123

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won five-runner Plumpton bumper (good) in May and made very respectable start to hurdling career when second of five at Hereford (2m3f, good to firm) last month; remote when third in better race at Exeter three weeks ago but still enters calculations here.
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7

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:45 Huntingdon

Times Are Blue

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Henrietta C Knight

jumped right on occasions, led

20/1

7

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:45 Huntingdon

Times Are Blue

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Henrietta C Knight

jumped right on occasions, led

20/1

4

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Times Are Blue

11st 10lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Oliver Sherwood

Well held when third of five on handicap debut in May (2m3f) and pulled up when fitted with cheekpieces last month (3m2f); drops back in trip with blinkers tried here; not written off just yet but others have much less to prove.

14/1

Form: 235F-F

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in good-ground Uttoxeter bumper last November and made quite promising hurdle debut in January but signed off with two consecutive falls in the spring and a clear round might be his main priority today; cheekpieces fitted for first time.
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9

28th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

18:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Newtonian

10st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Belatedly opened his account at the 21st attempt with a hard-fought win at Warwick (3m1f, good) this month; more exposed than most but should give a good account back up 3lb.

4/1

9

28th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

18:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Newtonian

10st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Belatedly opened his account at the 21st attempt with a hard-fought win at Warwick (3m1f, good) this month; more exposed than most but should give a good account back up 3lb.

4/1

1st

12

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Newtonian

10st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

towards rear

10/1

Form: -26736

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Outran 100-1 odds when second of six in good-ground Huntingdon bumper in May but his other bumper form in the spring was very uninspiring, and he has been well beaten on both hurdling starts this autumn.
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12

9th Jul 2024

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 5

18:35 Uttoxeter

Solid Fuel

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

Opened account at 22nd attempt, keeping on well to cause 40-1 surprise from out of the weights at Worcester (2m, good) three weeks ago; contender if in the right mood again here.

11/1

1st

10

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

14:05 Worcester

Solid Fuel

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

21-race maiden; ended 2023 in poor form over fences and was well beaten over hurdles last week, after a break; 3lb out of the weights; difficult to enthuse over.

66/1

7th

9

12th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

17:18 Fontwell

Solid Fuel

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

20-race maiden; out of sorts over fences in November when last seen; ran respectably when third over hurdles over C&D last June off 4lb higher but he doesn't have a good record returning from a break; a hood (worn twice in February 2023) returns.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £3.90
Straight Forecast £3.59
Trifecta £8.20

Selections

RP Ratings:

Hurricane Bay

The Star:

Fortuitous Find

SPOTLIGHT:

Densworth

LAMBOURN:

Times Are Blue

Daily Record:

Fortuitous Find

The Sun:

Densworth

POSTDATA:

Hurricane Bay

The Times:

Hurricane Bay

Telegraph:

Hurricane Bay

The Guardian:

Hurricane Bay

Daily Mail:

Hurricane Bay

D Express:

Hurricane Bay

Daily Mirror:

Hurricane Bay