January 26 / 13.25 Wetherby

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Watch RacingTV With Free Trial Now Juvenile Hurdle (Go North Grey Bomber Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Watch RacingTV With Free Trial Now Juvenile Hurdle (Go North Grey Bomber Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.00
  • Place: £5.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
0-6 and he failed to progress on the Flat for the Charltons, but he showed ability in that code and has joined an up-and-coming stable for his jumps career (bought for 16,000gns in October); not ruled out.
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4th

7

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Shared

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

midfield

12/1

4th

7

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Shared

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

midfield

12/1

21

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Shared

10st 6lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

Three wins over 2m, the most recent at Chepstow (heavy) in October; shapes as if this longer distance is worth exploring but still has something to prove in strongly contested handicaps, having been well held in the Boodles here last year and the Imperial Cup at Sandown last Saturday.

66/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 25

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ordinary maiden on the Flat but looked a better prospect for hurdles when runner-up on stable debut at Catterick (1m7f, good to soft) in November; however, she's since been well beaten at Doncaster; has to bounce back.
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1st

1

(3)

22nd Jul 2024

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

20:30 Beverley

Chicago Gal

10st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Hurdles winner in the spring whose Leicester second off 2lb lower last month has been very well advertised since; this trip looks a bare minimum now but she holds obvious claims otherwise.

9/4

2nd

5

(12)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

18:53 Leicester

Chicago Gal

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

midfield

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 25

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Talented on the Flat at his best and fair efforts on his first two hurdle starts, finishing second of six at Newcastle (2m, heavy) then fifth of eight at Ludlow (2m, soft); however, he needs something extra here.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

24th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Ring Of Beara

11st 12lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, led narrowly after 3 out, headed just before 2 out, soon no extra

9/2

2nd

1

28th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:10 Southwell

Ring Of Beara

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

2/1

4th

8

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:14 Kelso

Ring Of Beara

11st 6lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Fair form over hurdles last season, running okay when fourth on handicap debut at Musselburgh (2m1f, good to soft) in March; subsequent Flat efforts nothing to get excited about but he arrrives fit for this hurdle reappearance and may have more to give in this sphere.

9/1

Form: 15 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful on the Flat (including on testing ground) and he won on his hurdle debut at Catterick (1m7f, good to soft) in November; only fifth under a penalty at Kempton (2m, soft) since when about 6l behind Highland Frolic, so has work to do here, but it's possible he has more to offer.
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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

Form: 3124 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) last month on second hurdle start and has run well in defeat the next twice (2m, soft/good to soft), most recently fourth in a warm race at Huntingdon; strong claims under penalty.
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2nd

11

25th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:13 Huntingdon

Casi Crudo

11st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Took well to hurdling last season and was creditable second in Ludlow handicap (2m, good to soft) on latest outing in May; major player if fully tuned up today.

9/1

2nd

13

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

19:00 Ludlow

Casi Crudo

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Landed 2m Market Rasen juvenile hurdle in December and he got back on track when third of eight in 2m Southwell handicap 27 days ago; he can race off a 3lb lower mark here so is one for the shortlist.

12/1

3rd

4

12th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:05 Southwell

Casi Crudo

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

took keen hold, midfield, headway after 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on

10/1

Form: 7

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Flat winner with a peak RPR of 77 in that code; open to improvement now in cheekpieces on her second hurdle start but she has to jump considerably better than when tailed off at Doncaster (2m, good) last month.
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9th

2

(1)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Valentine

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

0-19 since 2yo debut win, including no significant impact in four outings for new yard this winter.

10/1

6th

5

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Lady Valentine

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

0-18 since 2yo debut win, including no significant impact in three outings for new yard this winter; needs first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) to have a positive effect.

7/1

7th

4

(2)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Valentine

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

prominent on inner

13/2

Form: 23

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Showed promise in defeat on the Flat for the Gosdens and, following wind surgery, he was a good third at Kempton (2m, soft) last month on his second hurdle/stable start; he's a leading player on today's terms.
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8th

7

(6)

16th Jul 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Highland Frolic

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Rimell

Hurdle winner in April 2023; form took a downward turn in the autumn and well held for new yard in May but he fared better when third of 11 at Nottingham (1m6f) in June; worth a go at 2m; considered on AW debut.

8/1

3rd

3

(6)

19th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:50 Nottingham

Highland Frolic

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Mark Rimell

in touch with leaders

20/1

4th

7

(3)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

18:50 Doncaster

Highland Frolic

8st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: Mark Rimell

chased clear leader, headway over 4f out, briefly disputed lead 3f out, weakened 2f out

20/1

Form: 8

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Displayed ability on the Flat in 2021 and it was his first start since when tailed off at 25-1 on recent hurdle/stable debut at Newcastle (2m1f, soft); may have needed the run but he's hard to fancy on the back of that.
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10th

6

(4)

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:35 Beverley

Olivers Army

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Rebecca Menzies

Following a long absence he was well beaten on two hurdle starts this January; however, he didn't run badly when midfield back on the Flat at Pontefract (1m, soft) a fortnight ago and could build on that now up in trip and back on better ground, having shown promise when staying on nicely over 7f/1m on good/good to firm in 2021; interesting for last year's winning yard.

16/1

8th

3

(14)

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Olivers Army

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Rebecca Menzies

towards rear

33/1

8th

6

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Olivers Army

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

33/1

Form: 67

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Talented maiden on the Flat but he's finished down the field on both hurdle starts (2m, good to soft/soft) and has to raise his game.
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1st

7

(3)

11th Jul 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 6

15:10 Doncaster

Swift Tuttle

10st 4lb

J: Miss Poppy Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Inconsistent gelding whose sole win to date came over hurdles; the handicapper's been quick to ease off, though, and he's another 2lb lower than when offering more in first-time cheekpieces last time.

7/1

4th

6

(3)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:15 Catterick

Swift Tuttle

10st 5lb

J: Miss Poppy Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, headway 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final 110yds

16/1

11th

12

(4)

7th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

17:28 Haydock

Swift Tuttle

10st 3lb

J: Miss Poppy Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Posted his fourth win on the Flat in France last time out in October (1m7f, heavy); sold for 35,000euros in November and he brings potential to this hurdle and stable debut; not ruled out.
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7th

10

(5)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

15:55 Chester

Diamand De Vindecy

8st 13lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Robert Bevis

Ex-French; 0-7 hurdling; went close at Ripon (2m, soft) in April and went one better in five-runner race at Haydock (2m, good) nine days ago; back up another 3lb but may have more to offer now with focus on Flat.

13/2

1st

3

(2)

6th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 45y

Class 5

14:05 Haydock

Diamand De Vindecy

9st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Robert Bevis

Soundly beaten over hurdles last month but prior to that he went close off a reduced Flat mark at Ripon (2m, soft); won on good ground when trained in France; possible contender now back on the Flat.

7/1

6th

2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Diamand De Vindecy

11st 12lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Robert Bevis

towards rear

9/2

Form: 351 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Flat maiden who improved upon his first two hurdle runs when winning at Hereford (2m, soft) three weeks ago; the form doesn't look overly strong but he's in good hands to continue to progress; respected under penalty.
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7th

9

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Tying The Knot

11st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Daniel O’Brien

prominent

40/1

7th

9

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Tying The Knot

11st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Daniel O’Brien

prominent

40/1

7th

2

(2)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Tying The Knot

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Daniel O’Brien

Hurdle winner for Alan King in early 2023 but he had mixed form for that yard and has been rather down on his luck for this one so far, on the AW and over hurdles.

25/1

Form: U6

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful Flat performer (RPR 85) for whom it's still very early days over hurdles but his jumping needs to improve as he's been novicey on his first two attempts in this code.
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3rd

6

21st May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

19:40 Huntingdon

Planet Legend

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Dual 2m hurdle winner in early 2023; began this year with two down-the-field AW runs but was evidently well suited by the hike up in trip when close second on return to hurdling at Ludlow (3m, good) last month; still unexposed as a stayer; one to consider.

3/1

3rd

6

21st May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

19:40 Huntingdon

Planet Legend

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Dual 2m hurdle winner in early 2023; began this year with two down-the-field AW runs but was evidently well suited by the hike up in trip when close second on return to hurdling at Ludlow (3m, good) last month; still unexposed as a stayer; one to consider.

3/1

2nd

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Planet Legend

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Successful in a couple of 2m juvenile hurdles last season; down the field in two AW Flat handicaps this year; enough to prove upped markedly in distance.

20/1

Non-runners

Planet Legend

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Payout
Exacta £365.40
Straight Forecast £475.21
Trifecta £3535.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Highland Frolic

D Express:

Tying The Knot

TOPSPEED:

Chicago Gal

The Guardian:

Ring Of Beara

RP Ratings:

Highland Frolic

POSTDATA:

Highland Frolic

The Times:

Highland Frolic

Telegraph:

Highland Frolic

Daily Mail:

Highland Frolic

Daily Mirror:

Highland Frolic

The Sun:

Highland Frolic

The Star:

Highland Frolic

Daily Record:

Tying The Knot