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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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

14:50 Newton Abbot

Manor Park

11st 4lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

in touch with leaders

25/1

5th

6

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:55 Stratford

Manor Park

11st 8lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

Good-ground specialist who has won six times over hurdles and is back on a workable mark now; below form after tending to jump right at Newton Abbot a fotnight ago, though, and needs to avoid that trait here.

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

1

14th Jul 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:00 Stratford

Just The Man

12st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: John O’Shea

Comes with some risk, having been absent since poor efforts (Flat/hurdles) in January; however, this class-dropper is very well treated on best form; defied higher marks twice (2m) in 2021-22.

10/1

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

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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3rd

2

(3)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Coolnaugh Haze

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: James Owen

in touch with leaders, outpaced but went third inside final furlong, no match for first two

10/1

3rd

2

(3)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Coolnaugh Haze

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: James Owen

in touch with leaders, outpaced but went third inside final furlong, no match for first two

10/1

7th

7

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Coolnaugh Haze

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: James Owen

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

12/1

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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6th

4

(7)

27th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Newmarket (July)

Cabrakan

9st 3lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Harriet Dickin

Unraced beyond 1m4f on Flat but has scored over 2m and 2m4f as a hurdler; his significant Flat form was in 2022 and he was tailed off on recent return to Flat for new yard after eight months off; others have more pressing claims.

25/1

5th

5

(4)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Pontefract

Cabrakan

8st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Harriet Dickin

Soundly beaten in last Flat outing 14 months ago and absent since below-par effort over hurdles last October (final start for Milton Harris); market should prove best guide on return to action; ditto for same connections' Ginistrelli.

14/1

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

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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7th

1

(10)

17th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Ffos Las

Thahab Ifraj

9st 11lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

Veteran who is not easy to predict but he won over hurdles at Exeter (2m2f, good to firm) last October and returned from a break with a second behind an impressive winner at Bath (2m1f, good to soft) last month; on same mark here and has each-way claims again.

15/2

2nd

1

(2)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

13:45 Bath

Thahab Ifraj

9st 9lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

This veteran is not one to rely on and he was pulled up on the back of a wind op in 3m Southwell handicap hurdle 11 days ago; others are much preferred.

10/1

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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7th

5

(6)

20th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Newmarket (July)

Throne Hall

9st 11lb

J: Hana Macdonald

T: Archie Watson

Bolted up at Doncaster (1m4f, soft) in March but remote third at Pontefract (1m4f, heavy) next time and struggled over hurdles before trailing throughout dropped to 1m at Kempton 16 days ago; easy to look elsewhere.

50/1

11th

4

(1)

4th Jul 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Throne Hall

9st 7lb

J: Hana Macdonald

T: Archie Watson

in rear

20/1

10

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Throne Hall

11st 10lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Won easily on the Flat under Brodie Hampson in March but both subsequent hurdle runs were very disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him today.

33/1

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

3

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

For Pleasure

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

slowly away, raced in last

5/1

5th

3

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

For Pleasure

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

slowly away, raced in last

5/1

1st

1

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

For Pleasure

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

raced wide and took keen hold, prominent, led after 4f, soon switched left and against rail

8/1

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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