January 25 / 14.15 Catterick

14.15

Soft

Start Your Racing TV Free Trial Now Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 3f 66y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Start Your Racing TV Free Trial Now Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 63-1O1 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Won on hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in November and, having run out four out at Newcastle next time, he made amends with a win under Alice Stevens at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; ran well in a heavy-ground bumper and he has leading form claims under a double penalty.
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1st

5

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Supreme Gift

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Won over fences here (2m3f, good) last November on first course visit and he was back here for the first time since when returning to form with a good second over hurdles (2m7f, good to soft) last month; the visor that went on last time is retained; key player if producing another good run.

5/1

2nd

2

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Supreme Gift

12st 1lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Won three of five hurdle completions; chasing this term and won here (2m3f, good; has won on soft) in November but two poor shows have followed; back hurdling today, with first-time headgear and stamina to prove, having appeared over about 3m only once (chase debut, October) under rules.

20/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-1

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a bumper at Fontwell (2m1f, soft) on his sole run for Anthony Honeyball and made it 2-2 when scoring on last month's hurdle and stable debut at Plumpton (2m, soft); he's bred to be suited by this step up in trip and could have a big say under a penalty.
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1st

2

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Carlisle

Howlingmadmurdock

11st 12lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders in centre of group, not fluent 5th

5/2

8th

3

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:20 Haydock

Howlingmadmurdock

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressed every time in his five-race career, all on soft, including when winning his only handicap (Sandown 2m4f) and when fifth of 15 when 40-1 in Grade 1 novice at Aintree in April; there's a concern that the latter has blown his handicap mark (10lb rise) but he's so lightly raced, he's surely open to further improvement.

25/1

5th

4

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Howlingmadmurdock

11st 8lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Drew a long way clear of the others with a next-time-out winner when scoring on handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f) last month and is now 2-3 over hurdles; this is a big jump up in grade from 0-120 company but he could quite plausibly have a lot more improvement to come over 3m; raced only on soft ground.

20/1

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9/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 23

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in two points (3m, soft) and he's also shown ability on both rules starts (2m/2m1f, soft); vulnerable if bumping into anything useful but the step up in trip may help and he might not be far away.
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8th

4

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Blue Fin

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won a maiden hurdle at Newcastle (2m1f, good to soft) last February and he reappeared with a promising second on his chase debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); he may appreciate this return to hurdles having struggled over fences the last twice, but has something to prove regarding current form.

20/1

2

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Blue Fin

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Flopped when warm favourite at Carlisle (2m, good to soft) in December but was creditable second to smart rival on seasonal/chase debut there (2m4f, soft) in November and still has potential.

6/1

6th

1

17th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

12:25 Carlisle

Blue Fin

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Promising second in similar event here (2m4f, soft; chase debut) six weeks ago; open to progress in this sphere and commands respect off same mark back down in distance (2m1f hurdle winner).

13/8

Form: 6-2152

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Heavy-ground bumper winner who left the form of November's hurdle debut well behind when runner-up at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft); she's back against males here but could be involved.
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4th

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Perculator

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Mark Walford

led at steady pace

9/2

4th

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Perculator

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Mark Walford

led at steady pace

9/2

10

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Perculator

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Drew nicely clear of the others with progressive rival when opening account at Wetherby (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in January and didn't run badly on heavy ground at Carlisle last month (albeit she was very tired in the closing stages); a possible if suited by this quicker ground.

13/2

Form: 3/5

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner who was a promising third on his bumper debut in March 2021, and he was then absent until Hereford (2m, soft) last month where he was a 22l fifth of 14 on hurdle debut; improvement required but he may have needed that latest outing and is not ruled out.
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0

6

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:05 Wincanton

Starevitch

11st 2lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Won a point and placed in a bumper before going absent for 638 days; minor form in three novice hurdles and a handicap chase last season; returns to hurdles with low mileage for an 8yo but others have more compelling credentials.

8/1

4th

2

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:35 Ludlow

Starevitch

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Irish maiden point winner; third in a bumper in March 2021 but, with wind surgery last August, he did not race again until well held in three novice hurdles this winter (latest at Newbury last month); now makes chase debut and goes beyond 2m3f for the first time under rules.

9/2

Form: 97-4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ran in snatches when a soundly beaten fourth of seven over C&D (soft; 28-1) on New Year's Day on his hurdle debut; however, there was a bit of promise in that first outing since last February and he's open to improvement for his in-form yard; no forlorn hope.
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6th

7

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Parelliroc

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

raced in second, lost position before 2nd, in touch with leaders when reminder before 3rd, pressed leader before 4th

20/1

4th

8

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

15:20 Sedgefield

Parelliroc

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Sue Smith

towards rear, mistake 8th

25/1

12th

9

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Parelliroc

11st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Very lightly raced 7yo who is one to watch in the betting now up in trip on handicap debut, but his claims aren't compelling judged on the evidence of his three runs in 2m3f novice hurdles.

16/1

Form: 6568B

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Hinted at ability in a point and in bumpers but he's struggled on his first three hurdle starts and is hard to fancy.
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2nd

7

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Magic Mike

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

took keen hold, led, headed 2nd, joined leader 5th, led again 4 out, rallied when headed run-in, no extra towards finish

9/2

4th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

17:35 Huntingdon

Magic Mike

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

Didn't jump great when winning at Southwell (2m, good to soft) but the hot favourite in second was even worse in that department; it could be dodgy form but they did at least pull clear; raised 5lb.

7/2

Form: 0-5

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Down the field in sole bumper at Bangor (2m, good) last April and soundly beaten fifth on recent hurdle debut at Newcastle (2m1f, soft); could improve but Blue Fin looks the yard's chief hope.
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7th

8

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Lovin Jukebox

10st 11lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Signs of promise over hurdles, notably when runner-up in a novice handicap at Sedgefield in March (2m1f, soft); could go well back from a break.

10/1

4

12th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Lovin Jukebox

11st 5lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

No match for comfortable winner when second on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in March but that still goes down as a decent effort, and he may not have been suited by the heavy ground when below that form over same C&D last month; could have a say here.

6/1

Form: 59

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
He's a half-brother to two winners but has been well beaten over hurdles on his first two starts and is probably best watched.
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7th

9

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:28 Worcester

Hashehadhisoatsyet

10st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Well beaten in three novices and on handicap debut but much better when third at Bangor in May (first time in cheekpieces and on good ground, attracted support); more appeal than most on that basis.

6/1

8

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Hashehadhisoatsyet

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

First run on good ground and in cheekpieces when showing more at Bangor (2m3f, good), finishing a near 5l third in a field of six; didn't go unbacked, either; chance.

5/1

3rd

8

20th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Hashehadhisoatsyet

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent

14/1

Form: 7P4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Didn't show much when trained in Ireland and it was the same story on his stable debut here on New Year's Day; others are preferred.
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1st

9

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:05 Market Rasen

Prospect House

10st 4lb

J: William Maggs

T: Peter Niven

travelled strongly, midfield, headway after 7th, prominent 3 out, led approaching last, kept on well, pushed out

8/1

0

6

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

18:48 Hexham

Prospect House

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Peter Niven

Maiden; twice runner-up over hurdles at Market Rasen this season, most recently in a field of 14; that offers hope if he can transfer that form over fences on chasing debut.

4/1

2nd

14

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

20:00 Market Rasen

Prospect House

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Peter Niven

Not gone on from his second place here from out of the weights in May (about 2m1f, good), and 6lb behind Pateen at Perth latest; may appreciate this intermediate trip having not seen out 2m5f four runs ago.

20/1

Form: 4

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four-time Flat winner (1m2f/1m4f) whose hurdle debut fourth at Newcastle (2m1f, soft) wasn't without promise; improvement required but the step up in trip may be a plus (stayed 2m on the Flat); not ruled out each-way.
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3rd

2

(4)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 27y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Carrigillihy

10st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Comes alive at Pontefract and was gaining his fifth course win from seven goes when gamely scoring over 1m4f in June; not disgraced at Haydock last time; stays 2m and will probably see out this slightly longer distance; seems equally effective on good to firm and good to soft; solid contender.

100/30

5th

6

(7)

21st Jul 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Carrigillihy

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

Took Pontefract record to 5-7 (4-6 over 1m4f) ten days ago, as with the other wins gained on quicker ground than awaits here; penalty which obliges him to race off his highest ever mark is more of a concern.

6/1

Form: 7P

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Failed to threaten in points and he's been tailed off/pulled up at big odds on his first two hurdle starts.
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7

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:10 Hexham

Court Justice

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

6lb out of the handicap today; well beaten in points and his four rules runs, most recently pulled up in first-time cheekpieces (retained) on chase/handicap debut at Ayr (3m, good); however, that latest result doesn't tell anything like the full story as he jumped well in front for a long way before tiring rapidly in the straight; this drop back in trip could be ideal.

9/2

9

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

15:10 Ayr

Court Justice

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Unplaced in five Irish points last year and showed no significant promise in three soft-ground novice/maiden hurdles in January (2m3f-2m4f); makes chase/handicap debut from 6lb out of the weights and with first-time cheekpieces fitted; considered only if lively in the betting.

16/1

12th

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Court Justice

11st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Failed to threaten in points and he's been tailed off/pulled up at big odds on his first two hurdle starts.

100/1

Form: 68

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo who was a good third on the Flat last April but he's finished down the field on his first two hurdle outings.
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3rd

10

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Paramaribo

11st 0lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Won on the Flat on latest rules start (May 2023) and dug deep to win a soft-ground point for new stable last month; still unexposed over hurdles and evidently in good nick; considered each-way.

10/1

10

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Paramaribo

11st 0lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Won on the Flat on latest rules start (May 2023) and dug deep to win a soft-ground point for new stable last month; still unexposed over hurdles and evidently in good nick; considered each-way.

10/1

1st

6

(7)

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

21:00 Ayr

Paramaribo

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Iain Jardine

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway over 4f out, pushed along and in touch with leaders 3f out, challenging 2f out, ridden and led inside final furlong, kept on well, won going away

9/4

100/1

Form: 55-7

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair fifth early last year in her two bumpers but tailed off at 50-1 on last month's hurdle debut and it's probably best to look elsewhere.
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13

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:25 Perth

Syltezar

10st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Ordinary efforts so far, including in handicaps over this trip on last two starts; improvement needed.

20/1

4th

3

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle

Syltezar

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ewan Whillans

Has displayed glimpses of ability (on various ground) but she was pulled up at 28-1 on her handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, good) three weeks ago and has to leave that form miles behind.

14/1

8

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:35 Ayr

Syltezar

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ewan Whillans

Not solid judged on her form in novice hurdles, modest fourth of six at Kelso (2m) most recently; needs to improve for the switch to handicap level.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on final two Flat runs, most recently his yard debut; however, his best Flat form (RPR 82) entitles him to some respect on this hurdle debut for which he wears a first-time tongue-tie; each-way possible.
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9

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Maketh Believeth

11st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Well beaten on final two Flat runs, most recently his yard debut; however, his best Flat form (RPR 82) entitles him to some respect on this hurdle debut for which he wears a first-time tongue-tie; each-way possible.

16/1

6th

4

(4)

16th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 2f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Southwell (AW)

Maketh Believeth

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Amy Murphy

Ex-Harry Dunlop; sole win over 1m4f on Wolverhampton Tapeta in 2021; seems to stay 2m from limited attempts and although never in the game at Haydock in October he could still have a say on debut for new yard.

6/1

5th

5

(7)

14th Oct 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 45y

Class 4

17:08 Haydock

Maketh Believeth

9st 7lb

J: George Rooke

T: Harry Dunlop

in rear, pushed along and minor headway over 3f out, weakened from 2f out

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £4.80
Straight Forecast £4.39
Trifecta £18.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Supreme Gift

The Times:

Howlingmadmurdock

Telegraph:

Howlingmadmurdock

The Guardian:

Howlingmadmurdock

The Star:

Howlingmadmurdock

Daily Record:

Howlingmadmurdock

RP Ratings:

Supreme Gift

TOPSPEED:

Supreme Gift

POSTDATA:

Supreme Gift

Daily Mail:

Supreme Gift

D Express:

Supreme Gift

Daily Mirror:

Supreme Gift

The Sun:

Supreme Gift