May 31 / 15.00 Newton Abbot

15.00

Good

William Hill Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 5f 122y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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William Hill Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 2222-2 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who is 0-8 over hurdles but he was runner-up in four consecutive handicaps (2m4f-3m1f) during the winter and filled the same position when going close back in a maiden at Aintree (2m4f, good) 12 days ago; this looks a golden opportunity in this weak event and he should be able to make his breakthrough in this sphere.
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0

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

20:00 Perth

Basford

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jennie Candlish

Triple hurdle winner this season; seemed to take form to whole new level when collecting recent Southwell handicap (3m, good) by 39l and has very obvious claims under 7lb penalty here; effective on good and soft ground.

9/4

1st

1

25th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell

Basford

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jennie Candlish

disputed lead early, headed before 2nd, not fluent but pressed leader 4th, led again going easily 9th

10/11

1st

1

16th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

18:10 Fontwell

Basford

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jennie Candlish

Consistent but made hard work of justifying 1-5 odds to get off the mark at Newton Abbot and then beaten at 4-11 there last week; again has leading claims but comes with risks unless a visor (replacing cheekpieces) helps.

8/13

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 40-

Last run: 156 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well held in two bumpers but he's out of a sister to Tizzard legend Cue Card and looks a possible improver now upped in trip on his hurdling debut; one to keep an eye on.
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9th

5

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Bala Brook

11st 0lb

J: Mr Liam Trott

T: Joe Tizzard

Still lightly raced; shown some promise on good ground and reportedly found good to soft too slow when pulled up in his second handicap at Exeter in November; needs conditions to dry out but not without hope.

14/1

0

5

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

Bala Brook

11st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Similar type to stablemate Dylan's Double, being 0-5 and possibly still open to progress; step back up to 2m5f looks a plus, judged on his Newton Abbot form (on good ground) this spring/summer; one to consider.

10/1

50/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 7UPP-6

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Showed some ability in bumpers but has form figures of 7UPP6 since switched to hurdling in October and she was beaten 60l in a Warwick maiden four weeks ago.
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3rd

6

7th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

13:50 Newton Abbot

Kylenoe Dancer

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

prominent, outpaced after 3 out, went modest third run-in, tailed off

16/1

3rd

9

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Kylenoe Dancer

10st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Paul Henderson

Showed some ability in bumpers but has form figures of 7UPP6 since switched to hurdling in October and she was beaten 60l in a Warwick maiden four weeks ago.

50/1

6th

5

1st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:02 Warwick

Kylenoe Dancer

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Displayed some ability in bumpers last season but has struggled to get competitive over hurdles (four starts); ran over 3m in first-time cheekpieces last time; drops back in trip with blinkers tried here.

66/1

Form: 0/60-

Last run: 198 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off at increasingly big prices in three bumpers last year; has had wind surgery but this looks a tough starting point over hurdles and makes no appeal back from 198 days off.
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14

22nd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

17:00 Newton Abbot

Etoile Brillante

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear of midfield

20/1

9th

2

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:40 Worcester

Etoile Brillante

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

Nothing in three bumpers or two hurdle runs to suggest she'd be winning here.

100/1

5th

7

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

20:05 Newton Abbot

Etoile Brillante

10st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

Well beaten in three bumpers and tailed off on last month's C&D hurdling debut.

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0P-

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
8yo who has shown very little at massive prices in his two hurdle runs (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft) this year.
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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: 944P-

Last run: 152 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
2-2 in points but he was well held in three bumpers for Gordon Elliott last summer and was pulled up at 100-1 on his hurdling/stable debut at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) in December; has something to prove on return and he needs a transformation.
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9th

5

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Newton Abbot

Great Schema

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

Won two points (good to firm/good) towards end of last year but has struggled on all three hurdling starts since switching to current stable; big leap of faith required to support him here.

50/1

7th

4

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

18:10 Stratford

Great Schema

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

2-2 in points but he was well held in three bumpers for Gordon Elliott last summer and has pulled up in both his hurdles; perhaps wind surgery can make a difference but he's not hard to take on.

16/1

4

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Great Schema

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

2-2 in points but he was well held in three bumpers for Gordon Elliott last summer and was pulled up at 100-1 on his hurdling/stable debut at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) in December; has something to prove on return and he needs a transformation.

20/1

Form: /895-6

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Has been beaten 38l or more in his four hurdle runs, including off a basement mark in a Warwick handicap (2m, good) last week; can only be watched back in a maiden at this new trip.
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5

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Russies Dream

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Has been beaten 38l or more in his four hurdle runs, including off a basement mark in a Warwick handicap (2m, good) last week; can only be watched back in a maiden at this new trip.

25/1

6th

7

24th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Warwick

Russies Dream

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Showed no significant promise in three qualifying runs during the winter (2m-2m2f) but makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and has more realistic chance to get competitive this time; 2lb wrong; tongue-tie added.

25/1

Form: 9/PPP-

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Tailed off at a big price in his sole Flat run; same story in first two starts over hurdles and he's been pulled up in his last three runs in this sphere; cheekpieces are now added on his step up to this trip.
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6

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Vendange

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Joe Tickle

Tailed off at a big price in his sole Flat run; same story in first two starts over hurdles and he's been pulled up in his last three runs in this sphere; cheekpieces are now added on his step up to this trip.

100/1

14

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Vendange

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Joe Tickle

Has struggled in all four hurdle runs and he was very laboured on his 2m1f handicap debut at Newton Abbot (pulled up) last June; 13lb out of the weights on his return and makes no appeal.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Record of 1-8 in points; her win (2m4f, soft) came in March but was disappointing in final two runs in that sphere and is probably best watched on this switch to rules; tongue-tie added.
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7

31st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Bella Noche

10st 11lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Record of 1-8 in points; her win (2m4f, soft) came in March but was disappointing in final two runs in that sphere and is probably best watched on this switch to rules; tongue-tie added.

20/1

Non-runners

Russies Dream

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £2.80
Straight Forecast £2.50
Trifecta £20.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Basford

WEST COUNTRY:

Great Schema

The Times:

Bala Brook

The Star:

Great Schema

RP RATINGS:

Basford

TOPSPEED:

Basford

POSTDATA:

Basford

Telegraph:

Basford

The Guardian:

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Daily Mail:

Basford

D Express:

Basford

Daily Mirror:

Basford

The Sun:

Basford

Daily Record:

Basford