March 09 / 15.15 Wincanton

15.15

Good

Gore Browne Investment Management Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 3f 179y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Gore Browne Investment Management Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13
  • Place: £1.40

Form: U3

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dual 2m Flat winner last year; didn't get far on stable/hurdle debut in October but outran 50-1 odds when third of 18 here (1m7f, good to soft) last month and ought to be suited by today's longer trip; respected.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

15:35 Sandown

Gyenyame

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Wincanton maiden winner (2m4f, good to soft) who has held his own in all four subsequent handicaps (2m-3m) without looking ahead of his mark; it was a Class 2 last time at Cheltenham and this might not be so demanding; unraced in cheekpieces over hurdles but these aids worked well for him on the Flat.

6/1

4th

6

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Gyenyame

10st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Has had just six runs in this sphere, this season a good second in soft-ground handicaps over about 2m5f at Wincanton and Cheltenham; rallied latest as if he needed more of a stamina test, so he's one to be interested in.

5/1

2nd

5

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Cheltenham

Gyenyame

10st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

First run for ages on soft ground when good second of 12 off 3lb lower at Wincanton (2m5f) three weeks ago; needs to build on that but it's possible after just five runs over hurdles.

6/1

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11/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1

Last run: 165 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for 90,000euros after winning good-ground French bumper in September, his third start; it's tricky to gauge what that form is worth but he's with a top stable for his British jumping career and features prominently in calculations.
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6th

13

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Impact Du Bonheur

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

French bumper winner who has been well beaten over hurdles on all three British starts, last of seven off this mark on handicap debut at Sandown on latest (2m, heavy; 5-1, weakening when hampered at the final flight); cheekpieces join the tongue-tie.

11/2

7th

7

8th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

15:35 Sandown

Impact Du Bonheur

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

French bumper winner who has been well beaten over hurdles on both British starts but they were still fair runs relative to today's modest opening mark, and he shaped over C&D last time as though he would improve for the run; possible improver for leading yard and firmly in calculations.

5/1

4th

5

12th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:40 Sandown

Impact Du Bonheur

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield, headway after 3 out, soon went fourth, weakened after 2 out

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second foal from a well-connected bumper winner; bought for 4,500gns after finishing third in two Irish maiden points this year; tongue tied for today's rules debut; not the percentage call.
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5th

6

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Shot Tower

11st 5lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Joe Ponting

Seemed to excel himself when second of three from a long way out of the handicap at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last month but was grossly flattered by his proximity to idling winner and the form looks somewhat dubious; soundly beaten off correct mark since; others preferred.

8/1

4th

7

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Worcester

Shot Tower

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Joe Ponting

24lb out of the weights when running surprisingly well at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last week, though only three ran and the chances are the bare form flatters him; this should confirm one way or another, but he's 19lb lower this time so has to be taken seriously.

100/30

Form: /132-4

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Eased-down winner of modest bumper in June 2021 and placed on both subsequent hurdling starts that year (2m/2m5f); below that form when well-held fourth at Fontwell (2m1f, good) last month, after a long layoff, but ran well for a long way and has strong claims here if that outing did him good.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

14:45 Market Rasen

San Fermin

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won course bumper in June 2021 and was placed in two subsequent maiden hurdles that year (2m/2m5f); missed 2022 and hasn't really fired on any of three appearances this year, but wasn't beaten far when last of four finishers at Warwick (2m3f, good; first-time tongue-tie) last month; upped in trip today.

9/4

4th

4

24th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Warwick

San Fermin

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Won a bumper and was placed in two maiden hurdles in 2021 (2m/2m5f) but missed 2022 and failed to build upon his encouraging reappearance run when finishing tired at Wincanton in March; had wind op soon afterwards and is now fitted with a tongue-tie; needs to get career back on track.

4/1

Form:

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
In rear throughout when 250-1 for last month's belated debut at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft).
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

4

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:15 Exeter

Getaway Tothe Wood

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Sarah Robinson

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 5th

100/1

3

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Getaway Tothe Wood

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Robinson

8yo who has shown very little at massive prices in his two hurdle runs (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft) this year.

100/1

1

9th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

15:15 Wincanton

Getaway Tothe Wood

11st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Robinson

In rear throughout when 250-1 for last month's belated debut at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft).

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Recorded RPRs in the mid-70s when winning twice on the AW in August 2021 (1m6f/2m) but today's hurdle debut comes after a 561-day absence and his usual cheekpieces are missing; may benefit from this outing.
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12th

14

(5)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:26 Newbury

Polar Cloud

9st 4lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

33/1

4

9th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

15:15 Wincanton

Polar Cloud

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Briain

T: Heather Main

Recorded RPRs in the mid-70s when winning twice on the AW in August 2021 (1m6f/2m) but today's hurdle debut comes after a 561-day absence and his usual cheekpieces are missing; may benefit from this outing.

16/1

Form: PPP

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has struggled on all three hurdling starts (1m7f-2m5f) and makes no appeal; sports first-time blinkers.
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7

9th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

15:15 Wincanton

Dream Bet

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Has struggled on all three hurdling starts (1m7f-2m5f) and makes no appeal; sports first-time blinkers.

100/1

13

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:47 Chepstow

Dream Bet

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Struggling from fairly early stage on both hurdling starts (2m5f/1m7f); can't be recommended here.

200/1

8

18th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:57 Wincanton

Dream Bet

11st 0lb

J: Miss Chloe Emsley

T: Polly Gundry

Showed little in a Newton Abbot hurdle last summer when 125-1.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £4.20
Straight Forecast £4.01
Trifecta £30.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Impact Du Bonheur

RP Ratings:

Gyenyame

SPOTLIGHT:

San Fermin

The Times:

Impact Du Bonheur

Telegraph:

Impact Du Bonheur

Daily Mail:

Impact Du Bonheur

D Express:

Impact Du Bonheur

Daily Mirror:

Impact Du Bonheur

The Star:

Impact Du Bonheur

Daily Record:

Impact Du Bonheur

POSTDATA:

Gyenyame

The Guardian:

Gyenyame