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Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Novices’ Selling Hurdle (Arc Summer Novices’ Brush Hurdle Series)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Novices’ Selling Hurdle (Arc Summer Novices’ Brush Hurdle Series)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6480-1 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Didn't show a great deal in Irish points this spring but made winning stable debut when back over hurdles at Worcester (2m, good) 12 days ago; not favoured by the weights under his penalty here but Beau Morgan's useful 7lb claim helps, and at least we know he's in good nick.
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7th

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

No Way Pedro

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

Last summer's hat-trick (2m-2m4f) came on good ground and he was tailed off on his return from a break at Huntingdon when conditions were soft; opposable on this ground.

25/1

7th

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

No Way Pedro

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

Last summer's hat-trick (2m-2m4f) came on good ground and he was tailed off on his return from a break at Huntingdon when conditions were soft; opposable on this ground.

25/1

6th

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

14:07 Huntingdon

No Way Pedro

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

In fine form on good ground in the summer, winning two handicaps and a novice seller at 2m/2m4f; went up 16lb; no easy task on this much softer ground on return from a break.

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £9.90

Form: 9

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made underwhelming bumper debut when ninth of ten (albeit not beaten that far) here in May; needs to take a good step forward on today's hurdling debut.
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9

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Sholokhov Cocktail

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Beat only one home in a bumper but much better when second on last month's hurdle debut at Southwell; that was a seller but she would have gone very close but for a blunder at the final flight and the winner has scored again since; better claims than most; up in trip.

100/30

2nd

7

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Sholokhov Cocktail

10st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and challenging approaching last, mistake last

12/1

9th

3

15th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

18:45 Southwell

Sholokhov Cocktail

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

prominent

8/1

12/1

Form: 74

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
With a good stable but has weakened out of contention in two bumpers this season and will need to see out this hurdling debut much more strongly to have any chance.
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3rd

5

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Taghadoe

10st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 3 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden and went third approaching last, no extra from last

12/1

4th

5

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

17:05 Market Rasen

Taghadoe

10st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Made debut for an Irish stable at Stratford (good) last month, where she travelled well for a long way but weakened in the straight; new trainer has very good bumper strike-rate (22%); likely improver.

4/1

7th

9

21st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

17:05 Stratford

Taghadoe

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Peter John Flood

14,000euros foal, 15,000euros 3yo; sixth foal; half-brother to winners Here Come Johny (2m4f-2m5f hurdle; RPR 132), Emzara (bumper; 111) and Alora Yeats (fair Flat 1m4f/1m6f); dam Flat and bumper winner; has travelled from Ireland to make his debut and he's one to be interested in.

9/1

Form: 3/4-24

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Made the frame on all four hurdling starts for Dan Skelton, most recently when second in Stratford seller (2m, good) in May; major player if in similar form here but disappointed when last of four on last month's stable debut.
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2nd

2

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:48 Southwell

Book Of Secrets

11st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Put in a dominant display at Market Rasen (2m maiden) last month but he was disappointing under a penalty there two weeks later; may have gone off too hard in that race but he has a patchy record and is now 1-9 over hurdles; risks attached.

13/2

4th

1

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

17:30 Market Rasen

Book Of Secrets

11st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

1m2f winner; dominant from a long way out when unchallenged over C&D two weeks ago (good to soft); penalised in a better race here but they wouldn't want to give him too much rope.

7/2

1st

2

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:35 Market Rasen

Book Of Secrets

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Below form on first two starts for current stable but seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when clear second at Southwell (2m, good to soft) last month, where he raced freely and built up a big lead; will be hard to catch in this modest race if in similar form again; effective on good/good to soft; unraced on soft.

10/11

Form: 74

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Half-sister to smart chaser Simply The Betts but well beaten on her first two starts (bumper/2m2f hurdle); needs the first-time tongue-tie to enable considerable improvement.
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5th

6

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Scarlett Clipper

10st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, soon no impression

16/1

4th

4

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

15:15 Stratford

Scarlett Clipper

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Half-sister to smart chaser Simply The Betts but was beaten about 44l on recent debut at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good; hooded) and will clearly need to take a big step forward here.

25/1

7th

9

31st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

13:55 Newton Abbot

Scarlett Clipper

11st 0lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

£15,000 half-sister to winners Simply The Betts (bumper and 2m-2m5f hurdle/high-class chase), Crimson Ark (2m3f/2m4f hurdle) and Crimson Chief (2m3f-3m1f hurdle/chase); dam 1m6f-2m Flat and 2m-2m2f hurdle winner; yard also runs Carrigeen Kampala but interesting to see how this well-bred newcomer figures in the market; hood applied.

9/2

Form: 2123 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Placed twice since winning run-of-the-mill maiden at Huntingdon (2m, good) in May; slightly disappointing when third in C&D novice a week ago but still a leading contender in this grade.
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5th

2

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

14:45 Newton Abbot

Absolute Ruler

10st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Jennie Candlish

took keen hold, disputed lead, lost position 4 out, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

9/2

7th

1

(6)

30th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

14:10 Catterick

Absolute Ruler

10st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, dropped to midfield after 4f, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

12/1

6th

2

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Absolute Ruler

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

took keen hold, led, not fluent when headed 3 out, ridden and disputing lead after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

4/5

Form: PP4-75

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Well beaten off lowly mark in 3m1f Cartmel chase in May and now 0-16 under rules; makes limited appeal on today's return to hurdling; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.
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5th

7

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:43 Stratford

OGradys Boy

10st 2lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Gary Hanmer

midfield, lost position and struggling 13th, weakened 3 out, tailed off

12/1

7th

4

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

OGradys Boy

11st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and weakened after 3 out

40/1

5th

10

27th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

14:45 Cartmel

OGradys Boy

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Maiden; hasn't been beaten that far in latest two starts and career best was probably his second in a C&D hunter chase two years ago; 5lb out of the handicap but not impossible with yard in good form.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £78.60
Straight Forecast £46.93
Trifecta £522.50

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Absolute Ruler

SPOTLIGHT:

No Way Pedro

Telegraph:

Scarlett Clipper

POSTDATA:

Absolute Ruler

The Times:

Absolute Ruler

Daily Mail:

Absolute Ruler

D Express:

Absolute Ruler

Daily Mirror:

Absolute Ruler

The Sun:

Absolute Ruler

Daily Record:

Absolute Ruler

WEST COUNTRY:

No Way Pedro

The Guardian:

No Way Pedro

The Star:

No Way Pedro