August 22 / 15.30 Newton Abbot

15.30

Good

Heather And Jenny Joint Birthdays Celebration Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 2f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Heather And Jenny Joint Birthdays Celebration Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.80
  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three-time Flat winner in Germany, including his latest start over 1m2f; posted some useful RPRs and looks an interesting recruit.
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6th

6

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 2

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Wonderful Eagle

8st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

German Flat winner who met with some success over hurdles for current yard before returning to his Flat work with a win in six-runner race here (1m6f, AW) one month ago, always close up and battling on well; 3lb higher today but could still be well treated on German form; has often worn blinkers or cheekpieces and now it's a visor; major player.

9/2

6th

6

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 2

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Wonderful Eagle

8st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

German Flat winner who met with some success over hurdles for current yard before returning to his Flat work with a win in six-runner race here (1m6f, AW) one month ago, always close up and battling on well; 3lb higher today but could still be well treated on German form; has often worn blinkers or cheekpieces and now it's a visor; major player.

9/2

1st

2

(5)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Wonderful Eagle

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

raced in third, went second before halfway

5/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -37463

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Decent third in a 2m Perth handicap on debut for this yard and the headgear she sported for her placed form in Ireland now returns; quite exposed now but needs a second look in this modest a maiden.
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1st

4

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Littel Flour

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Jennie Candlish

Two good runs for this yard, latterly at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) succumbing to a hurdling newcomer who had won three times on the Flat in Germany; might be the answer.

5/4

2nd

9

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Littel Flour

10st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Jennie Candlish

took keen hold, prominent, led 5 out, going best home turn

100/30

3rd

2

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

21:00 Perth

Littel Flour

11st 12lb

J: Miss Molly Landau

T: Jennie Candlish

0-11 over hurdles when trained in Ireland but her third at Tipperary (2m, good to yielding) in May was a good effort and she has possibilities if in similar form on this stable debut.

11/2

Form: 4620-2

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Late mistake perhaps cost him at Stratford (2m, good) and the winner followed up in a handicap, albeit a modest one; shouldn't be far away.
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3rd

4

14th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

12:55 Huntingdon

The Geordie Ginge

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, outpaced 3 out, mistake 2 out, kept on but no impression run-in

5/4

3rd

4

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Worcester

The Geordie Ginge

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, not fluent 4th, left in lead before 5th, headed before 3 out, weakened approaching last

5/4

2nd

6

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

17:00 Stratford

The Geordie Ginge

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

disputed lead, not fluent 3 out, shaken up approaching last, ridden run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

7/2

Form: 235-69

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Twice placed in bumpers last year but it's been a desperately quiet start over hurdles, going off at 40-1 in his latest maiden.
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3rd

1

14th Jul 2024

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:00 Stratford

Borderline

11st 12lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

held up in rear, headway from 3 out, disputing third after 2 out, mistake last, soon no extra

12/1

6

1st Jul 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Borderline

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Yet to be placed in six starts over hurdles; left Martin Keighley before soundly beaten in first-time tongue-tie for new stable here (2m4f, good) last month; wears a hood for the first time and needs to show more.

25/1

6th

9

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:05 Worcester

Borderline

11st 5lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Unplaced all five starts over hurdles (2m-2m2f) for Martin Keighley but showed signs of ability and has now switched to an in-form yard; bred to be suited by this longer trip; interesting runner in first-time tongue-tie.

7/1

Form: 88-46

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Promising fourth at Bangor on hurdle debut (good) and softer ground perhaps didn't suit at Worcester; well bred and should do better.
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7th

5

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Came From Nothing

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Unable to land any sort of blow when upped to 2m7f for last month's handicap debut and now has a point to prove but there was significant promise in his qualifying runs this summer (2m-2m2f); hood now added.

16/1

0

2

19th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Came From Nothing

11st 13lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

8/1

5th

3

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Came From Nothing

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

towards rear, not fluent 1st, mistake 4th

20/1

Form: 5P7-68

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
0-62 overall and 0-16 as a hurdler, despite contesting low-grade handicaps here the last twice.
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6th

6

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

11st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

took keen hold, never better than midfield, mistake 1st

66/1

8th

6

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:35 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Mark Gillard

0-15 over hurdles and 0-61 overall; very well handicapped on some of last year's form but was safely held over C&D (good) last month and remains a difficult horse to enthuse over; raced mainly on good ground; once placed on the Flat on soft.

25/1

7th

6

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Ollys Folly

10st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

held up in last, pushed along after 3 out, ridden 2 out, no telling impression

33/1

Form: 52

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
The hood was removed after a disappointing bumper debut and he ran a lot better on hurdling introduction at Stratford (2m, good) when the clear second behind a useful odds-on favourite; bred to keep progressing.
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2nd

5

21st Jul 2024

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

17:10 Stratford

Climbing

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Close up in a 2m4f good-ground maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter in September and that was only his fourth start; has had wind op ahead of this chase/handicap debut and could be interesting.

8/1

4th

3

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:00 Uttoxeter

Climbing

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

prominent

4/1

Form: 7638

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third of five in a weak course bumper in July and then offered little in a maiden at Worcester.
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4th

5

7th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:45 Market Rasen

Princess Unique

10st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Well beaten in three run-of-the-mill maidens last summer (2m-2m2f) and unseated rider at first flight when reappearing in a handicap in May; has no form claims but remains unexposed at this level.

8/1

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

19:40 Fontwell

Princess Unique

10st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Showed some ability in her final bumper but she struggled in three hurdle runs last summer/autumn; now switches to a handicap but she needs major improvement after 233 days off; hood back on.

15/2

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

19:40 Fontwell

Princess Unique

10st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Showed some ability in her final bumper but she struggled in three hurdle runs last summer/autumn; now switches to a handicap but she needs major improvement after 233 days off; hood back on.

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: 9P/

Last run: 502 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Nowhere in a couple of bumpers during the opening quarter of 2022; tongue-tie added for this belated return and hurdling debut.
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9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Brucie Bonus

10st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Robinson

Arguably his first worthwhile form was at Taunton (2m3f, soft) on latest start when beaten 56l but behind two classy principals; cheekpieces go on for this handicap debut over a markedly longer trip.

20/1

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Brucie Bonus

10st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Robinson

Arguably his first worthwhile form was at Taunton (2m3f, soft) on latest start when beaten 56l but behind two classy principals; cheekpieces go on for this handicap debut over a markedly longer trip.

20/1

6th

4

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Brucie Bonus

11st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Sarah Robinson

Always behind when a 400-1 outsider for first two hurdle races, the latter over C&D in November.

100/1

Form: 8-PP0

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown pretty much nothing so far and very opposable here.
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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: 0-535

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three defeats in bumpers and 150-1 when tailed off in a Stratford novice.
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0

10

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Prelinsia

10st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

took keen hold, prominent, led after 1st, headed and prominent 5 out, weakened 3 out, soon pulled up

50/1

5th

5

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:52 Stratford

Prelinsia

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

Three defeats in bumpers and questionable what she achieved when an 11l third of six in the latest.

50/1

3rd

7

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Prelinsia

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

Has been beaten nearly 40l in both starts, the latest over C&D four weeks ago.

66/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £11.60
Straight Forecast £12.94
Trifecta £41.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Climbing

WEST COUNTRY:

The Geordie Ginge

POSTDATA:

Wonderful Eagle

RP RATINGS:

Littel Flour

LAMBOURN:

Climbing

The Times:

Climbing

Telegraph:

Climbing

The Sun:

Climbing

Daily Record:

Climbing

Daily Mirror:

Wonderful Eagle

The Guardian:

The Geordie Ginge

Daily Mail:

The Geordie Ginge

D Express:

The Geordie Ginge

The Star:

The Geordie Ginge