January 26 / 15.10 Wetherby

15.10 Wetherby

Soft

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  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 17 runners
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Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3-22 BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Third on debut in Chepstow bumper (2m, soft) last February and he's been runner-up on his first two starts over hurdles (2m3f/2m1f, good to soft); holds leading claims here for his top yard.
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1st

6

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Etalon

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders

5/4

2nd

3

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 3

11:45 Aintree

Etalon

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

His bumper third reads well and again he moved with purpose when second on his hurdling debut at Warwick (good to soft); that form has taken some knocks but he ran as though the race was needed.

7/2

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8/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 84

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Improved form when 10l fourth of 14 in a bumper here (2m, soft) last month on his second start; he's bred to come into his own over further but it looked a warm race last time and he could go well on hurdle debut.
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2nd

1

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Big Ambitions

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4 out

8/1

4th

2

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Wetherby

Big Ambitions

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent

12/1

8th

2

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:22 Chepstow

Big Ambitions

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

90,000euros 3yo; seventh foal; brother to smart bumper/2m2f-3m4f hurdle/chase winner Death Duty; dam bumper/2m3f and 3m hurdle winner; one to be interested in, especially should market vibes bode well.

6/1

50/1

  • Place: £13.90

Form: 6-70

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Failed to threaten in either bumper and he was well beaten at 40-1 on his recent hurdle debut at Wincanton; best to look elsewhere.
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3rd

14

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Sea Village

11st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Oliver Signy

took keen hold, midfield

50/1

11th

14

7th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Sea Village

11st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Oliver Signy

held up in rear

50/1

7th

12

14th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:05 Exeter

Sea Village

11st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Oliver Signy

took keen hold, disputing second, ridden over 3f out, kept on until weakened final furlong

20/1

Form: 7/04

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Two-time point winner who represents a top northern stable and for whom things may click under rules at some point; however, he's failed to shine on his first two hurdle starts and plenty of improvement is required.
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4th

11

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Present Fair

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent, led after 4 out

20/1

4th

7

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

12:28 Catterick

Present Fair

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Dual point winner in Ireland; beaten long way in 2m4f maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter on debut for new stable; needs to leave that effort well behind.

33/1

10th

7

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

12:10 Uttoxeter

Present Fair

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Down the field on bumper debut in March 2021 but 2-5 in Irish 3m points since (wins on testing ground); picked up for £50,000 this May and has joined a good yard for his hurdling career; could have a part to play.

8/1

Form: 123/3- C BF

Last run: 355 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Very useful in bumpers (good to soft/heavy), finishing third in the mares' Grade 2 at Aintree in April 2021; it was her first run since when the 8-11 favourite and only third of seven on hurdle debut over C&D last February, and she's back from another absence today; however, a bad mistake two out proved costly and she may have lots more to offer in this code; respected.
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5th

16

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Miss Lamb

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

pulled hard, midfield, pecked on landing 1st

3/1

Form: 3293

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Placed in both bumpers and third at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago on his second hurdle start; he has place possibilities but was beaten 17l last time and is probably vulnerable once more for win purposes.
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6th

2

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Boomslang

11st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

midfield

20/1

3rd

2

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

12:50 Sedgefield

Boomslang

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Made the frame in two soft-ground bumpers towards the end of last year and evidently has some ability but jumped poorly and was well beaten on recently hurdling debut at Catterick (2m3f, soft).

33/1

9th

2

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

12:28 Catterick

Boomslang

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Placed in soft-ground bumpers at this venue and Sedgefield, shaping as if this longer distance will suit; still open to improvement; not without a chance on hurdles debut.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
90,000euros 3yo; third foal; brother to a point winner; dam unraced sister to some talented winners; trainer had a double at the last meeting here; could play a major role on debut, especially if strong in the betting.
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7th

13

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Ranging Bear

11st 2lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders, wandered on approach 1st

4/1

Form: 0/P0

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Down the field in Kempton bumper on sole run for Paul Nicholls and has shown little over hurdles on his two runs for this yard.
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8th

12

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Prince Nino

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

always towards rear

40/1

12th

11

7th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Prince Nino

11st 8lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Pulled up when 80-1 for recent stable/hurdle debut at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft); cheekpieces added today.

100/1

12

30th Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:15 Taunton

Prince Nino

11st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Well beaten in a Kempton bumper (for Paul Nicholls) 22 months ago; wind surgery since; new trainer set out his stall by sending out a winner with his first runner on Monday.

25/1

Form: 83

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Improved effort when a near-18l third of eight in Southwell bumper (2m, soft) in November on his second start; there's every chance he'll continue to progress but a sizeable step forward is needed on hurdle debut.
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9th

10

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Letmetellusomethin

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield, slightly hampered 3rd

14/1

3rd

4

22nd Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:35 Southwell

Letmetellusomethin

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Unraced dam closely related to high-class jumper Santini; ran well to a point at Chepstow (good; 17-2) but weakened to be about 22l off the winner; needs to leave that form behind.

20/1

8th

9

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

17:12 Chepstow

Letmetellusomethin

10st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

towards rear of midfield, headway over 4f out, soon ridden, weakened gradually from 2f out

6/1

Form: 4-86

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
All three starts on good ground; has shown ability, including when sixth of 16 at Huntingdon (2m) last month on his second hurdle start, but plenty of improvement is needed to threaten here.
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10th

9

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Hungry Hill

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield

20/1

6th

6

4th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:15 Huntingdon

Hungry Hill

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Stoutly bred 5yo who all things considered shaped well in a good-ground bumper at Southwell a year ago, after which he underwent wind surgery; weak 25-1 chance for his hurdling debut at Exeter and never figured; staying chaser in the making.

33/1

8th

6

14th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:00 Exeter

Hungry Hill

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Stoutly-bred 5yo who all things considered shaped well in a good-ground bumper at Southwell a year ago, since when he's had wind surgery; staying chaser in the making and probably vulnerable here.

10/1

50/1

Form: 5275

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair second in bumper at Kelso (2m, good to soft) in November but he's been soundly beaten on both hurdle starts and others are preferred.
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11th

7

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Getabeau

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

led, jumped right 1st, headed after 4 out

50/1

5th

7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

Getabeau

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Chris Grant

Has shown ability at an ordinary level in bumpers but failed to match the pick of that form on hurdle debut; might well find one or two too good again.

66/1

7th

5

4th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

11:35 Kelso

Getabeau

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

prominent, mistake 5th, soon lost position, not fluent when towards rear 3 out, soon pushed along and got behind

12/1

Form: 444U67

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Displayed some ability in her first two bumpers but she's struggled over hurdles and would be a surprise winner here.
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12th

15

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Emily Wade

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

always towards rear, jumped right 1st

100/1

7th

9

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:12 Wetherby

Emily Wade

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Displayed some ability in bumpers but unseated early on hurdle debut (tried to refuse) and was tailed off last time; others are preferred.

66/1

6th

4

28th Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:48 Catterick

Emily Wade

11st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Showed promise in bumpers, but tried to refuse and unseated rider at the second flight on hurdles debut; tried in a hood on debut for new yard, but others stronger.

66/1

40/1

Form: 087

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
The form of his stable is a positive and he's a half-brother to three winners; took a step in the right direction when 22l seventh of 17 over C&D (soft) last month but needs another leap of improvement today.
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13th

5

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Eddie Mush

11st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

never better than mid-division, jumped right 3rd

40/1

7th

6

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Wetherby

Eddie Mush

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

midfield, in touch with leaders 3rd

100/1

Form: 3-0

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Fair third on debut in bumper here (2m, soft) last January but then absent until Boxing Day, when tailed off at 22-1 at Newcastle (2m1f, soft); probably best watched on hurdle debut.
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14th

17

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Wellfleet Witch

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Fionn McSharry

took keen hold, held up in rear

25/1

10th

16

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

15:10 Newcastle

Wellfleet Witch

11st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Chris McSharry

Third of ten to a subsequent winner at Wetherby in January; not seen since and the hood worn that day is left off, but minor place claims if that performance can be built on.

16/1

Form: 309-50

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Third on debut in bumper at Ayr in October but failed to go on from that and he was tailed off over C&D on last month's first hurdle start.
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15th

8

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Haut Berry

11st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

always towards rear

200/1

16th

9

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Wetherby

Haut Berry

11st 0lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

took keen hold, in rear

100/1

Form: 06-60

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Down the field all four starts, over hurdles the last twice.
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3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Couldntgivamonkeys

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

held up in rear

100/1

4

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:00 Kelso

Couldntgivamonkeys

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Down the field on all four starts (hurdles the last twice).

10th

2

4th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

11:35 Kelso

Couldntgivamonkeys

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

towards rear, not fluent 2nd

100/1

Form: 05-54U

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Horse

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Form & Verdict
Well beaten in his four bumpers and he was 300-1 when unseating at the first flight over C&D on last month's hurdle debut.
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4

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Dee Day Landing

11st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mark Weatherer

always towards rear, jumped right 2nd, ridden and struggling after 4 out

100/1

5

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Wetherby

Dee Day Landing

11st 0lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Mark Weatherer

midfield, jumped right and unseated rider 1st

150/1

4th

3

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

Dee Day Landing

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Mark Weatherer

prominent, ridden home turn, soon weakened, tailed off

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £11.00
Straight Forecast £18.13
Trifecta £357.50

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