March 26 / 12.50 Carlisle

12.50

Heavy

Happy 60th Birthday Helen Butterworth Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4629.1
  • 2m 3f 61y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Happy 60th Birthday Helen Butterworth Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Had just two rivals to beat on recent rules debut at Ayr (2m4f, good) but this point winner (3m, soft to heavy) did it in fine style and he's a likeable prospect; major player under a penalty.
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Verdict Starting price

3

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Giovinco

11st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Acts on heavy ground; the only C&D winner in this field, ran well in the Brown Advisory at Cheltenham (3m) most recently and represents a trainer who landed this prize two years ago; therefore has respected credentials and cannot be dismissed.

9/1

3

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Giovinco

11st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Acts on heavy ground; the only C&D winner in this field, ran well in the Brown Advisory at Cheltenham (3m) most recently and represents a trainer who landed this prize two years ago; therefore has respected credentials and cannot be dismissed.

9/1

3

13th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Giovinco

11st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Strong traveller who has won two small-field handicaps this season but Stay Away Fay had too much for him in 3m Sandown Grade 2 on soft ground in December; pulled up in Kauto Star at Kempton later that month on his other attempt at Graded level; playing for minor honours unless his form takes a leap forward.

20/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 9680-

Last run: 392 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Down the field in bumpers and a maiden hurdle in winter 2021-22 but he's been a different proposition in Irish points this season, winning three times (3m, yielding/soft); no surprise to see a good run on stable debut.
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2nd

3

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:35 Newcastle

Busty Boy

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

raced in last

2/1

4th

1

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

Busty Boy

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

in touch with leaders, slow jump 1st

8/11

2nd

4

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

13:00 Kelso

Busty Boy

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

3-4 in points and stepped up on hurdle form when scoring over C&D on chase debut under Brian Hughes last time; 5lb higher in this stronger grade but should give a good account.

2/1

Form: 46

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner who was a fair fourth for Gordon Elliott in a maiden hunter chase at Clonmel in January; however, he was well beaten over C&D on his recent hurdle and stable debut and others make greater appeal.
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4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:45 Cartmel

Wearelongterm

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Irish point winner; early days as a hurdler and two satisfactory races in handicaps, most recently when fourth at Kelso; trainer does well here and with the prospect of further improvement, this 6yo is shortlisted.

6/1

4th

1

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Wearelongterm

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

midfield on inner

9/1

5th

10

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Wearelongterm

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

Fourth in a hunter chase on his final run for Gordon Elliott; had two visits to Carlisle for this yard, running better the second time when beaten 12l into third in a five-runner novice (2m3f, heavy); still lightly raced and could improve for going into handicaps.

10/1

Form: 485

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair efforts on two of her three starts, most recently fifth on hurdle debut in a mares' novice at Ayr (2m4f, good); improvement is possible but necessary if she's to make an impact here.
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4th

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Theirshegoes

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent on inner

10/1

5th

8

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Theirshegoes

10st 9lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Sandy Thomson

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 5th, led 7th

10/1

Form: 90-PP7

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown very little across her five runs; cheekpieces go on.
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7th

9

14th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:30 Sedgefield

Alien Encounter

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Leonard Kerr

Well beaten at triple-figure odds in all four hurdles starts.

100/1

5th

5

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

12:50 Carlisle

Alien Encounter

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

Has shown very little across her five runs; cheekpieces go on.

100/1

7th

4

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:20 Ayr

Alien Encounter

11st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Leonard Kerr

Pulled up at huge odds in two maiden hurdles here last month (2m4f/2m3f); makes no appeal.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 75-41 D

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Improved upon his bumper form when upped in trip and winning on hurdle debut at Ayr (2m3f, soft) last November; absent since but he could have more to offer and is respected under a 7lb penalty.
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5

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Largy Shark

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Dual novice winner, on good to soft and soft; his handicap debut at Navan in November was respectable (sixth of 20 over 2m) but he hasn't built on that (over 2m4f); could still have a say off this reduced mark.

11/2

6th

2

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Largy Shark

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Form dipped in Class 2 event at Aintree when last seen in December but still isn't fully exposed over hurdles and looks interesting back down in grade, being 2-2 in Class 4s (including soft-ground Ayr win).

9/2

Non-runners

Largy Shark

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £2.90
Straight Forecast £3.31
Trifecta £5.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Giovinco

TOPSPEED:

Largy Shark

Telegraph:

Busty Boy

Daily Mirror:

Largy Shark

The Sun:

Largy Shark

Daily Record:

Largy Shark

RP Ratings:

Giovinco

POSTDATA:

Giovinco

The Times:

Giovinco

D Express:

Giovinco

The Star:

Giovinco