March 17 / 14.20 Fakenham

14.20

Good To Soft

Robert Case Memorial Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4629.1
  • 2m 0f 3y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Robert Case Memorial Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 20-82

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sister to Edwardstone; close up on bumper debut round Southwell's sharp track and she ran better than the bare result on return from break behind a long odds-on shot at Exeter in February (2m, good to soft); of interest for yard that is 7-24 with hurdlers here in last five years.
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1

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Nothingtochance

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Improving mare who won Fakenham maiden (2m, soft) in pretty good style last month, her third start over hurdles; open to further progress in handicaps; shortlisted.

7/4

1st

8

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:20 Fakenham

Nothingtochance

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Sister to Edwardstone; close up on bumper debut round Southwell's sharp track and she ran better than the bare result on return from break behind a long odds-on shot at Exeter in February (2m, good to soft); of interest for yard that is 7-24 with hurdlers here in last five years.

6/4

2nd

10

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Nothingtochance

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

held up in rear, mistake 4th, some headway after 4 out, ridden after 3 out

10/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish raider; fourth foal; dam bumper winner, half-sister to high-class 2m-3m5f hurdle/chase winner Monkerhostin and bumper/smart 2m3f-3m5f hurdler/chase winner Eric's Charm; making belated debut but his pedigree catches the eye; worth market check.
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2nd

2

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Cork

Lucid Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Three wins apiece over hurdles and fences from 2m-2m7f on all types of ground; fine efforts in defeat in graded chase company the last twice and should run his race again; has a bit to find against his sole rival at these weights but could take advantage if that one doesn't run to his mark.

11/8

3rd

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Lucid Dreams

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

took keen hold, raced in third, dropped to rear before 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, not fluent last, went modest third run-in

7/2

2nd

5

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Lucid Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced wide, raced in second, challenging before 2 out, steadied last, kept on but no match for winner

15/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 7-654P C

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner here on debut; hasn't achieved much at about 2m4f since hurdling but her one 2m run, at Wetherby last month (good to soft), was more promising; pulled up since but could be a much bigger threat back over 2m for yard that does well here.
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7th

13

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Mistral Nell

11st 7lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Hasn't landed a blow in two previous runs outside mares-only company, but back in fine heart since joining Fergal O'Brien, obliging at Catterick latest (2m3f, good to soft; RPR 101); 7lb rise demands plenty more.

8/1

1st

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:30 Catterick

Mistral Nell

12st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fakenham bumper winner for Lucy Wadham on debut in January 2022; yet to win over hurdles, but good run on stable debut last time when runner-up in mares' handicap at Fakenham (2m4f, good to soft; winner ran well next time); one with a chance.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 5P263

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Three Flat wins at 1m2f-1m4f; kept on quite well when runner-up over C&D in February and although he's made no progress in handicaps since he does at least act round here and this is not at all strong.
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10th

14

(10)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Enthused

8st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

Three Flat wins in 2021 and 2022 (1m2f-1m4f), and five hurdle wins last year in cheekpieces, which go back on today; fair third at Lingfield (1m, AW) recently when back from a break but didn't threaten the front two and a longer trip would be preferable.

50/1

10th

14

(10)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Enthused

8st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

Three Flat wins in 2021 and 2022 (1m2f-1m4f), and five hurdle wins last year in cheekpieces, which go back on today; fair third at Lingfield (1m, AW) recently when back from a break but didn't threaten the front two and a longer trip would be preferable.

50/1

3rd

2

(6)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

16:05 Lingfield (AW)

Enthused

9st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

Progressive five-time winner over hurdles last year and he had a daunting task in Grade 2 at Cheltenham (pulled up) on his final run in October; his three Flat wins have all come over middle distances but he's on a workable mark back in this sphere and needs watching in market on his AW debut; regular cheekpieces are removed.

8/1

Form: 7

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Triple Flat winner, most recently over 2m on AW last month; just minor promise on hurdle debut at Ludlow since (2m, good) but should be capable of improvement.
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9th

10

(8)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Overstate

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Dual AW winner, latest success over 2m in February 2023; poor form over hurdles subsequently last year and showed very little when returned to the Flat at Kempton 121 days ago.

40/1

10th

2

(10)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Overstate

10st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

First two wins over 1m4f (turf) and 1m2f (Polytrack) but found stamina reserves when upped to 2m over C&D on latest Flat start for previous trainer in February; poor hurdles form since but may have more to come at this trip back with former yard if jumping experience hasn't soured him.

9/2

Form: 6

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Called it a day a long way out in two Irish points but he showed some signs of ability before weakening on return from two years off for new yard at Southwell last week; no surprise to see him last longer today.
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5th

1

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell

Skeeter Park

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Michael Appleby

Pulled up in both Irish points and he's 0-5 over hurdles; promising second in a 2m4f maiden here (good) in June but he's not gone on from that and was disappointing at Uttoxeter last week; bit to prove but he raced freely last time and this drop back to 2m is worth exploring.

9/2

10th

1

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Skeeter Park

12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Michael Appleby

Maiden; improved form in latest two starts, both at Southwell, and fair fourth in similar contest on handicap debut in the latest of them; probably needs a little more for a win but enters the argument.

11/2

4th

1

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Skeeter Park

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Michael Appleby

held up in rear

7/1

Form: 337P5P

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Maiden; placed several times on Flat and over hurdles; is capable of having a say on best 2m form last summer but good or quicker ground would suit better; often wears headgear, blinkers refitted.
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6th

6

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

11st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

took keen hold, never better than midfield, mistake 1st

66/1

8th

6

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:35 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Mark Gillard

0-15 over hurdles and 0-61 overall; very well handicapped on some of last year's form but was safely held over C&D (good) last month and remains a difficult horse to enthuse over; raced mainly on good ground; once placed on the Flat on soft.

25/1

7th

6

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

10st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

held up in last, pushed along after 3 out, ridden 2 out, no telling impression

33/1

Form: 3

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three Flat wins at about 1m2f in France; has been in fair form in middle-distance/staying handicaps on AW this winter but just limited promise in first hurdle attempt at Catterick 17 days ago; handicaps more likely later.
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7th

6

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:50 Cartmel

Bugle Major

10st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Archie Watson

Fair on the Flat but yet to make an impact over hurdles; brushed aside fairly easily after leading on final circuit at Plumpton (2m, good; refitted blinkers) this month; will need to show more tenacity here.

10/1

8th

9

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Bugle Major

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Three French Flat wins and he's 0-30 in Britain, though placed on many occasions; shaped quite well on hurdling debut but twice tailed off since; risky but opening mark of 83 would look lenient if showing his best.

8/1

11th

1

12th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:35 Southwell

Bugle Major

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

led, headed but prominent before 4th, pushed along after 4 out

16/1

Form: 7-P6F5

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Early promise in AW bumper but still feeling his way since return from absence for new yard and he didn't find much in a Doncaster handicap last month; regular hood discarded.
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4

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:20 Fakenham

Monymusk Lad

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Laura Horsfall

Early promise in AW bumper but still feeling his way since return from absence for new yard and he didn't find much in a Doncaster handicap last month; regular hood discarded.

20/1

5th

5

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

13:05 Doncaster

Monymusk Lad

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Laura Horsfall

Pulled up on stable debut in November when back from a long absence and well beaten on handicap debut at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) next time; has since fallen on his chase debut and he's probably best watched.

25/1

4

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

13:45 Fakenham

Monymusk Lad

11st 10lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Laura Horsfall

Ex-Philip Hobbs; modest efforts for present yard and others appeal more on his chase debut; tongue-tie now tried.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £15.40
Straight Forecast £11.50
Trifecta £55.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Nothingtochance

Daily Mail:

Enthused

LAMBOURN:

Bugle Major

RP Ratings:

Mistral Nell

The Times:

Nothingtochance

The Guardian:

Nothingtochance

The Star:

Nothingtochance

Daily Record:

Nothingtochance

POSTDATA:

Mistral Nell

D Express:

Enthused

The Sun:

Enthused

Telegraph:

Bugle Major

Daily Mirror:

Bugle Major