July 07 / 15.50 Newton Abbot

15.50

Good

newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6889.18
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 8413-V CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Five hurdle wins include two over C&D; 5lb above highest winning mark so probably needs career best to take this; 20-1 when running in voided race at Stratford last month.
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11th

7

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Market Rasen

Manor Park

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Brian Barr

towards rear, pushed along and some headway on outer 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

12/1

1st

4

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

15:50 Newton Abbot

Manor Park

11st 10lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Brian Barr

Five hurdle wins include two over C&D; 5lb above highest winning mark so probably needs career best to take this; 20-1 when running in voided race at Stratford last month.

14/1

6

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:30 Stratford

Manor Park

11st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Brian Barr

midfield, pulled up before 4th, race voided

12/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: P4P-1F D

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Scrambled home from Coolnaugh Haze at Warwick in May (first start after wind surgery) and would have followed up at Bangor but for falling at the final flight; clearly in good form but 4lb rise might demand another bit of improvement; still considered.
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8th

11

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Glorious Zoff

10st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

He's 8lb higher than when winning at Warwick (2m, good) in May but posted some good efforts in defeat in handicaps subsequently and ran as well as could be expected in a Grade 2 last time; each-way claims.

12/1

3rd

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

15:00 Wincanton

Glorious Zoff

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, headway after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

50/1

0

8

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Glorious Zoff

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Seemingly revitalised by a wind op in early part of this season (unlucky not to complete a double) and has held his form well since but will probably find others in this field better handicapped.

20/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: F9-625 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Narrowly beaten at Ffos Las two starts ago but behind two of today's rivals when fifth over C&D last month; record over hurdles 2-24.
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6th

8

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Just The Man

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Has C&D form; not ruled out from a handicapping viewpoint but losing run has lasted nearly two years and all best efforts on good ground.

16/1

10th

13

(9)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Just The Man

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Placed twice over hurdles in 2023 (absent since July); not seen on Flat since 2022 and it's a very long time since his last success under this code; others preferred.

33/1

5th

2

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

16:00 Newton Abbot

Just The Man

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: John O’Shea

Not as good as he was but handicapped accordingly now; posted sound effort when third over C&D (good) ten days ago and is an obvious contender if in similar form again; best on good ground.

6/1

Form: 6-4223 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Most consistent this spring/summer and again ran well when close third at Worcester latest; Michael Nolan takes over from a claimer and cheekpieces enlisted so this might be his chance of another deserved success.
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6th

1

(1)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Coolnaugh Haze

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: James Owen

3-22 over hurdles, his last win coming in August; ran well on his Flat debut in Ireland as a 3yo, but not sure how he will cope with this different scenario on AW debut; probably best watched.

9/2

6th

8

14th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:15 Huntingdon

Coolnaugh Haze

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: James Owen

held up in rear, not fluent 5th

12/1

8th

15

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Coolnaugh Haze

10st 5lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: James Owen

Rewarded good market support when winning by 7l (eased down) at Worcester (2m, good) in August; both subsequent runs were perfectly respectable but he'll need to improve to pose a threat in a race this competitive.

20/1

Form: 1213-2 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Won off 5lb lower at Hereford in February but probably better effort when second at Uttoxeter on latest start; good ground suits and repeat of that puts this 4yo firmly in the picture.
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7th

7

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

17:10 Exeter

Cabrakan

10st 12lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Milton Harris

Won twice last season, including a Hereford handicap off this mark (2m3f, good); consistent in defeat of late and won't be too far away once again.

8/1

3rd

6

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:30 Sedgefield

Cabrakan

11st 8lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Won a Newcastle juvenile event (2m, good to soft; cheekpieces on for first time) and a Hereford handicap (2m3f, good) off this mark last season; fair form from 2m-2m4f this summer; not out of it.

13/2

4th

3

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

19:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Cabrakan

11st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Clear second when back over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in May but a little beneath that form since and 2m4f shouldn't have been an issue last time; others are a bit more intriguing.

12/1

Form: 5167-7 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Last at Hexham on his return from seven months off; not sure that would have been his track and likely to be better for the outing; on a fair mark but probably not quite as good as he once was; not ruled out, though.
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1st

9

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

17:10 Exeter

Thahab Ifraj

10st 4lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Alexandra Dunn

Nearly pulled off a winning return to the Flat at Bath in July but finished completely tailed off there a month ago after a heavy defeat over hurdles; not crying out to be backed.

20/1

7th

3

(3)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Thahab Ifraj

9st 11lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Alexandra Dunn

Well beaten over hurdles last time but had very nearly pulled off a winning return to the Flat over C&D in July (good); same mark for this and needs considering.

8/1

6th

10

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 3

19:50 Fontwell

Thahab Ifraj

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear, hit 5th

8/1

Form: 114P-4 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Fair effort at Royal Ascot 17 days ago but his hurdling exploits have yet to match those on the Flat; won two novices last autumn but safely held over C&D on return from a break (behind Coolnaugh Haze); needs first-time blinkers to give him a boost, which they may well do.
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6

(9)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Throne Hall

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Latest Flat win nearly three years ago; taken time to get his eye in on the AW this winter but on a useful mark now and he did well to finish as close as he did at Wolverhampton (about 1m) before Christmas; the return to further can suit; of interest despite lack of course experience.

9/2

4th

3

(4)

19th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Throne Hall

9st 9lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

Has won twice on the Flat and over hurdles but showing no signs of getting to grips with AW surfaces in three recent attempts.

33/1

5th

7

(9)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Throne Hall

9st 12lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

prominent on outer, switched right and raced wide before halfway

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 407-5V D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Led for a long way when fifth to Glorious Zoff at Warwick but early faller (race then voided) at Stratford, when well backed; likely to make the running but seems to have lost the zip that characterised early career.
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5th

2

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

For Pleasure

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

raced in second, led narrowly after 2nd, lost position 4th, soon lost ground

7/2

1st

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

11:57 Fontwell

For Pleasure

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Formerly useful; easily took advantage of a reduced mark at Fakenham (2m, soft) last week on debut for new stable; Dylan Johnston's 7lb claim offsets the penalty; should follow up.

4/9

1st

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:10 Fakenham

For Pleasure

12st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

made all, took keen hold, led, going best 3 out, went well clear after 2 out, canter

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £57.10
Straight Forecast £44.62
Tricast £492.60
Trifecta £656.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Throne Hall

TOPSPEED:

Coolnaugh Haze

RP RATINGS:

For Pleasure

POSTDATA:

Cabrakan

Daily Mirror:

Glorious Zoff

WEST COUNTRY:

Coolnaugh Haze

The Guardian:

Coolnaugh Haze

Daily Record:

Cabrakan

Telegraph:

Throne Hall

Daily Mail:

Throne Hall

D Express:

Throne Hall

The Sun:

Glorious Zoff

The Times:

For Pleasure

The Star:

For Pleasure