January 26 / 13.25 Wetherby

13.25 Wetherby

Soft

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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1st

9

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Shared

11st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

prominent

10/1

8th

3

(11)

10th Oct 2022

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:50 Windsor

Shared

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

in rear, ridden over 2f out, minor headway inside final furlong, never on terms

20/1

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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2nd

11

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Chicago Gal

10st 7lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, in rear, not fluent 1st

14/1

5th

4

29th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Chicago Gal

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Michael & David Easterby

0-9 on the Flat but was a promising second at Catterick (1m7f, good to soft) on last month's stable/hurdle debut; respected on the back of that.

8/1

2nd

7

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:30 Catterick

Chicago Gal

10st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Nine-race maiden at up 2m on the Flat, with a best RPR of 67 in that sphere; looks up against it on this hurdling debut and is probably best watched.

20/1

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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3rd

8

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Ring Of Beara

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, prominent

8/1

5th

7

6th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

14:30 Ludlow

Ring Of Beara

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, prominent, went second 3 out, lost second when not fluent last, soon ridden and beaten

4/1

2nd

3

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 2

11:55 Newcastle

Ring Of Beara

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

Failed to progress on the Flat and was well beaten in midfield in the November Handicap (1m4f, heavy) on his stable debut three weeks ago; however, he achieved a useful RPR of 88 when mid-division at Goodwood in July on his final run for Richard Hughes and is entitled to respect on hurdle debut.

5/1

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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4th

1

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Artistic Choice

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Michael Bell

prominent

13/2

5th

1

27th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:45 Kempton

Artistic Choice

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Michael Bell

Above-average maiden (RPR 88) on Flat; recorded a 2l win at Catterick (good to soft) on the switch to hurdles; now carries 5lb penalty in a stronger race but is unexposed in this sphere; headgear reapplied.

11/2

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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5th

2

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Casi Crudo

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

disputed lead

9/2

4th

2

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 2

15:00 Huntingdon

Casi Crudo

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Inferior to most of these on the Flat; won well at Market Rasen (good to soft) but couldn't lay a glove on Start In Front at Wetherby (soft) and he looks vulnerable at this level.

14/1

2nd

1

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Casi Crudo

11st 7lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Alex Hales

midfield

6/1

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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6th

12

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Lady Valentine

10st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

disputed lead

20/1

7th

8

29th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Lady Valentine

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Solid efforts in defeat in the autumn on final two Flat starts for Hugo Palmer (1m6f, soft/good to soft; peak RPR 77); sold for 18,000gns in October; others have slightly better Flat form and the visor is absent for her hurdle debut, but it will be no surprise to see a bold show.

10/1

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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7th

5

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Highland Frolic

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Milton Harris

prominent

100/30

3rd

6

27th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:45 Kempton

Highland Frolic

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Milton Harris

0-4 on Flat for the Gosden yard (RPR 81); well-held second at Wetherby on the switch to hurdles, having put in some awkward leaps; had wind surgery since and now goes in tongue-tie; those factors may spark improvement but he needs to brush up his jumping.

20/1

2nd

3

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Wetherby

Highland Frolic

11st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

raced in second, awkward jump 3rd, shaken up home turn, pushed along and hung left before 3 out, soon lost ground, awkward jump 3 out, no chance with winner from 2 out, mistake last

1/2

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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8th

6

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Oliver’s Army

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

33/1

8th

14

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:33 Newcastle

Oliver’s Army

10st 3lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

in touch with leaders

16/1

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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9th

10

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Swift Tuttle

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, held up in rear

50/1

7th

8

6th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

14:30 Ludlow

Swift Tuttle

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair Flat maiden (stays 1m2f, acts on heavy) for Brian Meehan; made hurdling debut at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) six weeks ago, disputing second two out but ending up 17l last of six, with Ring Of Beara in second; tongue tied last time, now hooded as well.

16/1

6th

5

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 2

11:55 Newcastle

Swift Tuttle

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Flat RPR of 79 when a good fourth in 1m2f handicap at Doncaster last month, and sold out of Brian Meehan's yard for 13,000gns four days later; new stable is having an excellent season and he's one to be interested in on his hurdle debut; wears a first-time tongue-tie.

4/1

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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10th

4

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Diamand De Vindecy

11st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robert Bevis

held up in rear, jumped left 1st

16/1

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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3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Tying The Knot

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

prominent

100/30

1st

8

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:30 Hereford

Tying The Knot

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Maiden on the Flat, unplaced all three starts in 2022; better of two hurdling efforts when fifth at Sandown last month; probably needs more to take this but at least that latest effort came on soft ground.

8/1

5th

10

2nd Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:10 Sandown

Tying The Knot

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

0-6 on the Flat, failing to build on his 2yo placed effort, and he was beaten 34l on his hurdling debut at Southwell (3-1); plenty of improvement required for this stablemate of Benjamin Bear.

20/1

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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1st

6

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:40 Huntingdon

Planet Legend

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Dr Richard Newland

Useful Flat performer (RPR 85) but his jumping needs to improve as he's been novicey on his first two attempts in this code.

8/1

7

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Wetherby

Planet Legend

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

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.

16/1

Non-runners

Planet Legend

+o+e Accumulators

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