February 20 / 13.30 Lingfield

13.30

Good To Soft

At The Races App Form Study Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 3f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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At The Races App Form Study Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 42-473

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
In the frame in three bumpers including a close second at Fontwell; was up against it after a layoff on hurdling debut at Newbury in December but he travelled strongly for a long way before finishing third here (2m, good to soft) last month; that was a promising effort behind a hotpot and he's bred to appreciate this step up in trip; in the mix.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

14:25 Ayr

Hourvari

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

disputing second, in touch with leaders before 4th

2/1

1st

1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:33 Market Rasen

Hourvari

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Third at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in January, his second start over hurdles, then displayed significant jolt of improvement to win readily by 15l there (2m3f, good to soft) last month; sets a useful standard.

4/6

1st

8

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Hourvari

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

In the frame in three bumpers including a close second at Fontwell; was up against it after a layoff on hurdling debut at Newbury in December but he travelled strongly for a long way before finishing third here (2m, good to soft) last month; that was a promising effort behind a hotpot and he's bred to appreciate this step up in trip; in the mix.

5/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 74

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Promising Irish point form; weakened quickly when favourite for hurdling debut at Wetherby but after wind surgery he did better when fourth of 16 at Doncaster (2m, good to soft; tongue-tie added) last month; that form is not far off the standard here and he's respected back up in trip.
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8th

9

29th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:05 Sandown

Joe Dadancer

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Came good over hurdles at fourth attempt, with easy novice win at Southwell (2m, good to soft) six weeks ago; the value of that form is open to question (main market rival wayward in straight) but he remains unexposed.

12/1

1st

4

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:35 Southwell

Joe Dadancer

11st 5lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

prominent, made challenge going easily 3 out

13/8

2nd

9

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Joe Dadancer

11st 6lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Promising Irish point form; weakened quickly when favourite for hurdling debut at Wetherby but after wind surgery he did better when fourth of 16 at Doncaster (2m, good to soft; tongue-tie added) last month; that form is not far off the standard here and he's respected back up in trip.

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 842

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Left debut form behind when a promising fourth in Wetherby bumper in December and he made a solid start over hurdles when runner-up in another big field at that track (2m, soft) last month; needs to find more progress but he's well related and this step up in trip should suit on pedigree.
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3rd

9

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Big Ambitions

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Signs of promise on both hurdle starts (2m/2m3f, soft/good to soft), most recently 28l third of 16 in warm maiden at Lingfield; this very lightly raced 5yo is bred to get better the further he goes and is open to improvement on this handicap debut; firmly in calculations.

7/2

3rd

2

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Big Ambitions

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Left debut form behind when a promising fourth in Wetherby bumper in December and he made a solid start over hurdles when runner-up in another big field at that track (2m, soft) last month; needs to find more progress but he's well related and this step up in trip should suit on pedigree.

5/1

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

Form: 222 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in three maiden hurdles since November and was a clear second when odds-on at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) last month; is quietly progressive and he sets a fair standard here for in-form yard; leading contender.
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13

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Aintree

Uncle Bert

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Consistent at up to 2m4f, apart from a below-par effort two starts ago; off the mark at Warwick (2m, soft) latest; in good hands but has plenty to find on ratings in this field.

50/1

1st

9

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Warwick

Uncle Bert

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Second in three successive maiden hurdles (2m-2m4f; soft ground) before being let down by his jumping when well beaten at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) latest; strong contender on the earlier efforts.

7/4

4th

15

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Uncle Bert

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Runner-up in three maiden hurdles since November and was a clear second when odds-on at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) last month; is quietly progressive and he sets a fair standard here for in-form yard; leading contender.

9/4

Form: 4-25

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed clear promise in both his bumpers but he was never dangerous when 11l fifth of 11 on his hurdling debut at Doncaster (2m5f, good to soft) last month; that form has been boosted by the third since but he needs more progress on this drop back in trip.
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3rd

1

24th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Warwick

Dj Pete

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

Runner-up in a bumper in October and made quite promising start to hurdling career when fifth in stronger race than this at Doncaster (2m5f, good to soft) in January; big player if judged on that evidence but his Lingfield run in February was a backward step.

4/1

5th

4

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Dj Pete

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Oliver Sherwood

Showed clear promise in both his bumpers but he was never dangerous when 11l fifth of 11 on his hurdling debut at Doncaster (2m5f, good to soft) last month; that form has been boosted by the third since but he needs more progress on this drop back in trip.

8/1

5th

3

10th Jan 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 4

12:45 Doncaster

Dj Pete

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

Has shaped well on both starts in bumpers (debut fourth at Southwell was in a hot race won by Rare Edition) and worth considering on hurdles debut.

10/1

Form: 5 BF

Last run: 124 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
78,000euros brother to smart 2m-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Impervious; didn't live up to market expectations in a Worcester bumper (fifth of 14) in October but he looked inexperienced and it wouldn't be a surprise if he showed a lot more over this longer trip on his hurdling debut.
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3rd

6

20th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

18:05 Uttoxeter

Morning Line

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

raced in second, pushed along when lost second 6th, ridden when outpaced before 3 out, went modest third 2 out, no match for first two

13/2

7

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Warwick

Morning Line

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

With a top stable and is a brother to recent Cheltenham Festival winner Impervious but showed only minor promise on bumper debut last autumn and was soundly beaten when switched to hurdling last month (2m3f); significant improvement required.

6/1

6th

11

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Morning Line

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

78,000euros brother to smart 2m-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Impervious; didn't live up to market expectations in a Worcester bumper (fifth of 14) in October but he looked inexperienced and it wouldn't be a surprise if he showed a lot more over this longer trip on his hurdling debut.

4/1

Form: 0P

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to stacks of winners under both codes but he's shown little at massive prices in his two hurdle runs this winter; probably one for handicaps further down the line.
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0

5

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

18:15 Fontwell

One Man Party

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Mixed messages as to his present optimum trip, though last month's Uttoxeter hurdles fourth was his most convincing effort yet over 2m4f-plus; 4lb out of the weights on this chasing debut (not bred for fences).

5/1

4th

9

19th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

One Man Party

10st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Lightly raced and, following wind surgery, he finished fourth of 11 in a 2m2f handicap at Newton Abbot (good; in first-time cheekpieces that are now discarded); could build on that.

9/2

4th

11

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

19:00 Newton Abbot

One Man Party

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Unplaced in six starts but his Market Rasen fifth, two starts ago, suggested he was capable of winning; hot favourite next time at Fontwell but finished tailed off; wind surgery two days later and cheekpieces tried; dangerous to rule out.

7/1

Form: 605-0

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten at triple-figure odds in all four bumpers (2m/2m1f) and is best watched on his hurdling debut.
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8th

4

10th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

17:45 Fontwell

Engaging Sam

11st 4lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

Well beaten at triple-digit odds in four bumpers and two maiden hurdles (2m3f/2m4f); doesn't appear to have much going for him.

100/1

4

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:23 Plumpton

Engaging Sam

11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

Well held in four bumpers and he was tailed off on his hurdling debut at Lingfield when 250-1.

25/1

Form: 4807

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well held in three bumpers and was tailed off at a massive price on hurdling debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good) last month.
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1st

13

11th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:25 Huntingdon

Elsieanne

10st 7lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

In rear on all three hurdles starts so far, beaten 42l plus, and not obviously bred to fare better upped to a stayer's trip; handicap bow.

20/1

7th

7

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:15 Taunton

Elsieanne

10st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

No impact in her three bumpers and well beaten at massive odds on her first two hurdle starts.

100/1

9th

16

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Elsieanne

10st 13lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Well held in three bumpers and was tailed off at a massive price on hurdling debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good) last month.

100/1

Form: 60

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Horse

OR:

Form & Verdict
Out of a useful bumper/hurdle winner for his owner but he's been beaten 31l or more in two bumpers this winter; this step up in trip should help but he needs a transformation on his hurdling debut.
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10th

6

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

First Offence

11st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Out of a useful bumper/hurdle winner for his owner but he's been beaten 31l or more in two bumpers this winter; this step up in trip should help but he needs a transformation on his hurdling debut.

66/1

10th

4

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:35 Fontwell

First Offence

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Out of a useful bumper/hurdle winner for his owner but made low-key debut when well-held sixth at Plumpton (soft; about 25l behind Duhallow Tommy) last month.

25/1

6th

5

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

First Offence

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

midfield, pushed along early

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4P

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
35,000euros 3yo; dam sister to useful 2m7f-3m6f chase winner Straidnahanna; favourite but ran green when fourth of nine in a Southwell bumper in December and was then pulled up when switched to hurdling at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) last month; remains best watched for now.
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1

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Am I Wrong

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

35,000euros 3yo; dam sister to useful 2m7f-3m6f chase winner Straidnahanna; favourite but ran green when fourth of nine in a Southwell bumper in December and was then pulled up when switched to hurdling at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) last month; remains best watched for now.

25/1

1

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:40 Chepstow

Am I Wrong

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 5th, ridden after 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out

8/1

4th

1

11th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:23 Southwell

Am I Wrong

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

took keen hold, held up in midfield, ridden and ran green when hung left over 2f out, switched right and went fourth 1f out, kept on

11/2

Form: 9P4-P

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Struggled in his sole bumper and has been the same story in three runs over hurdles; has had wind surgery but was pulled up over C&D (heavy) when last seen in December and can only be watched after another break.
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4th

1

23rd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:45 Ludlow

Cloudy Hills

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Yet to beat a rival in five career starts and application of blinkers will need to provoke a radical upturn of fortunes.

100/1

3

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Cloudy Hills

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

Struggled in his sole bumper and has been the same story in three runs over hurdles; has had wind surgery but was pulled up over C&D (heavy) when last seen in December and can only be watched after another break.

100/1

Form: 5-P

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed ability in Irish points in the spring of 2021 but he struggled in two maiden hurdles last year including when pulled up at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) in November; opposable back from another break.
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10

1st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:47 Warwick

Gone To Texas

10st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Julian Smith

Runner-up in Irish maiden point in spring 2021 but cut little ice on his three subsequent hurdling starts (2m3f-2m4f); makes handicap debut from a lowly mark but still needs to improve.

25/1

7

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Gone To Texas

11st 6lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Julian Smith

Showed ability in Irish points in the spring of 2021 but he struggled in two maiden hurdles last year including when pulled up at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) in November; opposable back from another break.

100/1

1

17th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

12:17 Market Rasen

Gone To Texas

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Julian Smith

Showed ability in Irish points in spring 2021 but remote fifth on his 2m3f Warwick hurdle debut in April; off seven months.

25/1

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well-held fourth of nine in a point bumper last spring and was tailed off at a big price on his hurdling debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) last month.
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10

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Larrikin

11st 6lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Well-held fourth of nine in a point bumper last spring and was tailed off at a big price on his hurdling debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) last month.

50/1

11th

5

23rd Jan 2023

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Larrikin

11st 10lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Beaten 18l into fourth (of nine) in a heavy-ground point bumper last March; wouldn't be the obvious answer to this.

25/1

Form: 7-

Last run: 308 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second favourite for bumper at Chepstow (2m, good) last April but soon in rear and beaten 25l; now switches to hurdling after an absence but yard is in good form and interesting to see if his backers return.
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13

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Seismic Wave

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Second favourite for bumper at Chepstow (2m, good) last April but soon in rear and beaten 25l; now switches to hurdling after an absence but yard is in good form and interesting to see if his backers return.

16/1

5

12th Feb 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Seismic Wave

11st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Second favourite for bumper at Chepstow (2m, good) last April but soon in rear and beaten 25l in seventh of eight; interesting to see if his backers return, for major yard which is going well.

10/1

Form: 86

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in a Plumpton bumper in December and the same outcome when switched to hurdling at Fontwell (2m1f, good) last month.
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14

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield

Spicy Nelson

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Tailed off in a Plumpton bumper in December and the same outcome when switched to hurdling at Fontwell (2m1f, good) last month.

66/1

6th

8

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

13:05 Fontwell

Spicy Nelson

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in touch with leaders, hit 3 out, soon pushed along and got behind

50/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £28.10
Straight Forecast £20.55
Trifecta £229.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Uncle Bert

WEST COUNTRY:

Big Ambitions

LAMBOURN:

Morning Line

POSTDATA:

Joe Dadancer

Daily Record:

Hourvari

The Times:

Big Ambitions

Telegraph:

Big Ambitions

The Sun:

Big Ambitions

Daily Mirror:

Morning Line

RP Ratings:

Uncle Bert

TOPSPEED:

Uncle Bert

The Guardian:

Uncle Bert

Daily Mail:

Uncle Bert

D Express:

Uncle Bert

The Star:

Uncle Bert