June 27 / 20.05 Newton Abbot

20.05

Good

Strategic Solutions Chartered Financial Planners Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 2m 5f 122y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Strategic Solutions Chartered Financial Planners Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 49U4/

Last run: 797 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Good record on the Flat (7-18) but unplaced in latest five starts; still showed enough at Goodwood 11 days ago to indicate the ability is still intact; not an instant success when tried over hurdles three seasons ago but still did enough to win this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Kempton

Songo

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat racer who easily won two run-of-the-mill novice hurdles at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) during the summer; seemed to have limitations exposed in good-quality handicap over that C&D last month and has big penalty to shoulder on return to novice company but can still make his presence felt.

4/1

7th

7

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:17 Newton Abbot

Songo

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat racer; unplaced all four hurdling starts in 2020-21 season but returned to this code with two 11l novice wins over C&D (good) this summer; has a lot more on his plate in this good-quality handicap but still needs to be taken very seriously.

9/4

1st

2

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

14:10 Newton Abbot

Songo

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, made all, clear after 4th, reduced lead before 4 out, not fluent 3 out

5/4

3/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 40-2

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in two bumpers and open to question what he achieved when second over C&D on last month's hurdle debut; on the plus side, he's the only one in this field with recent hurdling form and he's bred to improve.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0/

Last run: 864 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Had looked moderate in points but this year's two efforts have displayed improvement; made all in an intermediate in West Wales two months ago and worth keeping an eye upon now he tackles hurdles on debut for Evan Williams after £10,000 purchase last month.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Frankie Faulkner

11st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

An unlucky loser when very close second of four at Newton Abbot (3m2f, heavy) in September, given his saddle slipped; 5lb lower today but there have been three backward steps since and connections turn to headgear.

9/1

0

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

15:22 Ffos Las

Frankie Faulkner

10st 10lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

midfield

6/1

Form: 7-47

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Moderate dual pointing winner; has run well enough in two bumpers this spring to hold each-way hopes on hurdle/stable debut.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:15 Newton Abbot

Supreme Johnson

11st 4lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

held up in rear, headway after 7th, went fourth after 3 out, soon ridden, weakened gradually from 2 out

50/1

4th

6

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

20:05 Newton Abbot

Supreme Johnson

11st 2lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

held up in rear

12/1

7th

3

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

20:40 Stratford

Supreme Johnson

11st 10lb

J: Mr Myles Osborne

T: M Osborne

Dual point winner who bettered his disappointing rules debut when very respectable fourth of 14 in good-ground Aintree bumper a fortnight ago; won't be far away if in similar form here.

4/1

Form: 0/60-4

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in three bumpers and tailed off on last month's C&D hurdling debut.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

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

Form: 8-P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in a bumper in January (for James Ewart) and looked badly in need of the experience when pulled up on this month's stable/hurdle debut (lost touch by halfway); cheekpieces now fitted.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

5

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Farnon

11st 4lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Laura Hurley

always behind, detached after 3rd, pulled up after 3 out

100/1

10th

2

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Newton Abbot

Farnon

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Laura Hurley

Pulled up at triple-digit odds here on both starts over hurdles; drops from 2m5f with tongue-tie fitted today.

100/1

2

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

20:05 Newton Abbot

Farnon

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Laura Hurley

Well beaten in a bumper in January (for James Ewart) and looked badly in need of the experience when pulled up on this month's stable/hurdle debut (lost touch by halfway); cheekpieces now fitted.

66/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 163 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in an Irish point but tailed off twice over hurdles (for Gordon Elliott) last season; bought for £3,000 in January and has looked quite a handful in British points, winning once but running out on latest start (on right-handed course); might take a hand on debut for Joe Tizzard.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Newton Abbot

Ideal Vert

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Made all for wide-margin maiden point win in April (good ground) but ran out on next appearance in that sphere and dropped out very tamely after racing too freely in 2m5f novice hurdle here on recent stable debut; risky.

14/1

4

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

20:05 Newton Abbot

Ideal Vert

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led

10/1

20th

7

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:40 Punchestown

Ideal Vert

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in a point but beaten a long way out when 17-2 for his Rules debut in a maiden hurdle at Navan in November; tongue-tie needs to make a big difference.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed up for a while in a maiden point last month but well behind when pulled up; best watched now trying hurdles.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:15 Newton Abbot

Musical Mistress

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Laura Hurley

midfield, weakened 7th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out

100/1

8

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

20:05 Newton Abbot

Musical Mistress

10st 9lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Laura Hurley

midfield

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £3.60
Straight Forecast £3.42
Trifecta £8.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Songo

WEST COUNTRY:

Bala Brook

The Sun:

Frankie Faulkner

The Times:

Supreme Johnson

Telegraph:

Bala Brook

Daily Mail:

Bala Brook

Daily Record:

Bala Brook

The Star:

Frankie Faulkner

RP RATINGS:

Songo

POSTDATA:

Songo

The Guardian:

Songo

D Express:

Songo

Daily Mirror:

Songo