January 25 / 13.05 Warwick

13.05

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

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Start Your Racing TV Free Trial Now Juvenile Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 15 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Winning debut over hurdles at Catterick in two months ago; not disgraced at Kempton since but behind Charles St there and now worse off.
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3rd

14

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Artistic Choice

10st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Michael Bell

Fairly useful Flat-racer who is 2-6 over hurdles; pulled up in soft-ground Newbury handicap 33 days ago but has claims if judged on his close second off today's mark there (2m, good) three weeks earlier.

10/1

12

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 183y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Artistic Choice

10st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Michael Bell

Juvenile hurdler who has performed well in 2m handicaps the last twice, winning at Huntingdon then close second here; Flat record suggests he'll stay this longer distance; possibilities off a low weight.

8/1

2nd

8

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:25 Newbury

Artistic Choice

10st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Michael Bell

Won the first and latest of his four races over hurdles, latterly on his handicap hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, good); raised 6lb but may well have more to offer.

7/2

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: 1-3 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Smart performance when winning at Auteuil last April but disappointing British debut when only third of four at Sandown this month (4-11); may well leave that behind but have to be some reservations.
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2nd

1

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Bo Zenith

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Beat a notable rival on sole French start; 2-3 in Britain, the wins gained at Haydock (Victor Ludorum) and Stratford (easily) on good to soft; improving hurdler who'll be suited by this track and warrants respect.

11/2

1st

1

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 3

14:05 Stratford

Bo Zenith

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

His French win worked out really well and he bounced straight back from a quiet British debut to win the Victor Ludorum at Haydock (good to soft); held the Triumph entry until the latest forfeit stage and should be hard to beat.

4/11

1st

2

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

13:30 Haydock

Bo Zenith

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Gary Moore

Won on debut in France last April (1m7f, very soft) and that form has worked out very well; disappointing when 4-11 favourite on last month's British debut at Sandown (2m, soft) and something to prove after that, but remains of interest and his trainer won this last year.

4/1

Form: 41 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Unplaced on the Flat and well held on hurdling debut but made all at Sandown last month (28-1); that form has some merit (two subsequent winners behind) and unwise to assume it was a flash in the pan.
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2

28th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:50 Fontwell

Penna Rossa

11st 12lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Camilla Poulton

Made all in a Sandown juvenile hurdle last December but hasn't progressed; well beaten here latest and needs the step up in trip to provoke a change of fortune.

20/1

9th

8

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:15 Fontwell

Penna Rossa

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Camilla Poulton

Made all at Sandown (2m, soft) in December on his second start over hurdles but things have not gone well in three handicaps since; takes a big drop back in grade but he failed to beat a rival at Ascot last time and needs a major revival; change of headgear.

10/1

13th

14

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Penna Rossa

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Camilla Poulton

Made all at Sandown (2m, soft) in December on his second start over hurdles; hung badly left and ran out early on handicap hurdle debut there next time and he was not at his best when third in handicap at Fontwell on latest, 12l behind Polyphonic; others are more persuasive.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
1-11 on the Flat in Ireland and consistently produced RPRs in the 80s; second over 1m2f when last seen in October and bought for 42,000gns soon after; joined powerful yard for hurdling career and should figure strongly if taking to it, and if staying the trip; tongue-strap fitted.
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3rd

7

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Worcester

Allihies

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has some useful Irish Flat form on his CV and is 2-6 over hurdles since joining Dan Skelton, the latter win gained in C&D handicap ten weeks ago (made all); seemed to enjoy the run of the race that day but could still have a biggger performance in him.

6/1

1st

9

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Worcester

Allihies

10st 13lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Again jumped to the left but still beaten on merit in a C&D novice latest (good); no wriggle room off 7lb higher mark than for his previous three-runner Warwick handicap win, but still unexposed enough to do better.

11/2

2nd

3

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:58 Worcester

Allihies

11st 5lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Finished behind Myristica three starts ago but has run well in two handicaps since, comfortably beating two rivals at Warwick five weeks ago; likely to improve further and looks one for the shortlist.

5/2

Form: 24 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Just beaten on C&D hurdling debut but didn't really build on it at Kempton last month; should make his presence felt but not the most straightforward (runner-up in seven of 11 career starts); blinkers, worn once on the Flat, return in place of cheekpieces.
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4th

5

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:10 Market Rasen

Charles St

11st 8lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Consistent sort; has been second on six of his nine starts over hurdles, getting off the mark for today's rider in re-fitted blinkers on first run at this trip when scoring over C&D last time (good to soft); up 5lb; chance.

15/8

1st

3

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:21 Market Rasen

Charles St

11st 13lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up on six of his eight hurdle starts; below par at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) last time but ran well when runner-up there (2m, good) earlier last month; also effective on soft/good to soft ground and today's step up in trip is worth a go; blinkers (in which he's run well several times) replace the visor adopted the last twice; not written off.

7/1

5th

6

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

17:41 Ludlow

Charles St

11st 7lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up on six of his seven hurdling starts, most recently behind a next-time-out winner over C&D (good; first-time visor) a fortnight ago; has his quirks and may continue to frustrate but should be fine on today's ground and is likely to be right in the thick of things again.

4/1

Form: 64

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Moderate maiden on the Flat and well beaten in both hurdling starts (behind Bo Zenith latest).
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10th

8

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:52 Market Rasen

Edinburgh Rock

10st 7lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

0-7 on the Flat and 0-5 as a jumper; ran okay when first-time visored in a selling handicap two runs ago but then finished tailed off at Worcester; worth a go in blinkers as when tried once before he was under 5l away on the Flat.

8/1

10th

8

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:28 Worcester

Edinburgh Rock

10st 12lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Maiden; well held when third at Cartmel on handicap debut five weeks ago (in a visor, retained); that was a seller but it still represented a step forward; could be involved.

10/1

3rd

9

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:50 Cartmel

Edinburgh Rock

10st 9lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Showed no more than minor promise in three juvenile hurdles during the winter but ran okay on the Flat this month (first-time cheekpieces) and now makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark; tried in a visor this time; no surprise if he features.

9/2

Abandoned

Form: 6

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict
Flat winner (for Joseph O'Brien) in Ireland; yet to find that form in Britain and, although not beaten too far on this month's hurdling debut, will need a deal more to play a part here; cheekpieces fitted.
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12th

14

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Ghasham

10st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Off the mark over hurdles at fifth attempt, asserting on the run-in in first-time tongue-tie at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) last month; 6lb rise demands more here but last year's useful Irish Flat form offers hope he can progress again in this sphere.

6/1

1st

3

29th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:20 Market Rasen

Ghasham

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along and headway before 2 out, ridden last, led final 110yds, won going away

4/1

4th

7

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:45 Ludlow

Ghasham

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Pretty useful on the Flat with Joseph O'Brien; not nearly so good for new yard, including when hurdling on last three outings (best of those was hurdle debut) but this is his handicap debut in this sphere; wore cheekpieces on last two starts; market can guide.

7/1

Form: 4

Last run: 199 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Well held when fourth of seven on sole outing in France, six months ago; attractive pedigree but probably best watched on British debut.
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2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:30 Plumpton

Nordic Tiger

11st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

in touch with leaders, went second 5th, pushed along and outpaced when not fluent 2 out, ridden and no impression run-in, no match for winner

7/4

1st

5

8th Feb 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:40 Huntingdon

Nordic Tiger

11st 9lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

made virtually all, briefly headed 5th, faced challenges but going okay before 2 out, mistake when jumped slightly right last, soon joined, rallied when ridden run-in, kept on well

13/8

1st

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Nordic Tiger

12st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

Went down by under 2l on his switch to handicaps at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) before producing a rather flat finish at Taunton (2m3f); this trip shouldn't be a problem on breeding and remains of interest.

11/4

Form: U6

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Hasn't really got to grips with hurdling after two attempts but at least managed to complete at Wetherby last month; likely to do better with experience but others appeal more.
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10th

3

(5)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Planet Legend

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

A two-time 2m hurdles winner for his current yard but he was tried in blinkers when a below-par ninth back in this sphere over C&D 18 days ago; he needs to bounce back.

5/1

9th

12

(8)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:45 Kempton (AW)

Planet Legend

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Trained by James Ferguson when last seen on the Flat in October 2022 (stays 2m; handles Polytrack); has competed eight times over hurdles since, winning twice but below par on two most recent runs in the autumn; blinkers replace usual cheekpieces; hard to pin down but this training operation has done well on the Flat lately and Rossa Ryan is a positive booking.

10/1

7th

5

25th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:13 Huntingdon

Planet Legend

11st 11lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Won two juvenile hurdles last season (one over C&D) and ran well for a long way when reappearing in Wincanton handicap (1m7f, good) last month; recent 3lb drop helps; each-way claims at least.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Unplaced in five Flat starts for Alan King; no appeal on stable/hurdling debut.
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0

9

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:30 Wincanton

Sous Surveillance

11st 3lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

in touch with leaders, weakened before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

66/1

10th

12

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

11:45 Taunton

Sous Surveillance

11st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Tailed off when 66-1 for handicap hurdle debut at Plumpton in May and struggled in low-grade Flat races afterwards.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
First foal; dam won three times over hurdles, at around 3m; best watched on racecourse debut.
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9th

10

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

14:40 Chepstow

The Flying Fig

11st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

in rear throughout, outpaced 6th, lost touch after 3 out, tailed off

100/1

4

19th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:00 Newbury

The Flying Fig

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

80-1 for recent debut at Fontwell (2m1f, good) and seemed to be finding it hard to keep up before unseating rider at fourth flight.

66/1

11

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:05 Fontwell

The Flying Fig

10st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

prominent, mistake 1st, lost ground and towards rear before 2nd, dropped to last when pecked on landing and unseated rider 4th

50/1

Form: 442

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Ability in France and runner-up at Hereford on this month's British debut; that wasn't much of a race (winner well held by Penna Rossa previously) but no surprise to see her improve and not ruled out.
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4th

7

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:50 Ludlow

Jikala

11st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, hit 3 out

4/1

1st

6

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:15 Hereford

Jikala

10st 7lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Ex-French filly who made promising British debut when clear second over C&D (soft) in January; soundly beaten in Sandown handicap a fortnight ago but has a big role to play here if back on song.

7/2

5th

7

11th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

13:15 Sandown

Jikala

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Ex-French filly who made an encouraging British debut at Hereford (soft) two months ago, finishing a clear second; open to further progress and warrants respect.

4/1

Verdict

After his disappointing British debut, there have to be doubts about BO ZENITH but he is given the chance to put the record straight. Penna Rossa, Jikala and hurdling newcomer Allihies look the main threats, in that order of preference.[Jonathan Neesom]