August 24 / 17.40 Fontwell

17.40

Good

Richmond Motor Group Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 1f 162y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Richmond Motor Group Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £28.40
  • Place: £4.70

Form: 669P-

Last run: 137 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Diminishing returns since fair sixth in a Listed bumper on debut, never looking happy on her hurdles debut; best watched for now.
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0

1

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Courtney Silver

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Anthony Carson

reminder after 3rd

20/1

0

2

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

14:40 Fakenham

Courtney Silver

11st 12lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Anthony Carson

Showed little in early ventures in bumpers and pulled up on hurdle debut but she came clear in quite pleasing style when winning a 2m1f maiden at Fontwell in August and had a stiff task under a penalty next time; should have a future at this level now handicapping.

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four-time 1m2f-1m4f turf/Polytrack class 6 handicap winner this summer for Sheena West, who has plenty of previous at winning hurdles with her former Channon inmates; this one shouldn't fail for stamina.
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6th

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Gearings Point

11st 9lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 1st, outpaced 3 out, weakened before 2 out

4/1

3rd

5

29th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:50 Plumpton

Gearings Point

10st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Sheena West

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3 out, rallied 2 out, kept on approaching last, not fluent last, no impression run-in

10/1

5th

11

(9)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Lingfield (AW)

Gearings Point

8st 11lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

Made light of a 12-month absence to make a successful start for Sheena West over C&D last May and went on to notch a further three wins on turf last summer; second off this mark at Brighton in August and filled the same position on Fontwell hurdle debut later that month; not seen since but evidently capable when fresh; considered.

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 3P

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not ready for staying trips yet judged on last month's Worcester hurdles debut (2m7f; weakened three out), but a drop to tonight's sort of trip makes sense having kept on fine over 2m in a bumper there previously.
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6th

3

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:40 Huntingdon

Carpe Diem

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Performed to a similar level when completing in good-ground bumper and hurdle company; tough mark for chasing/handicap debut but presence of two 2m3f-2m4f winners over fences among siblings is most encouraging.

13/2

5th

2

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:00 Uttoxeter

Carpe Diem

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

in touch with leaders

8/1

Form: 9834

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Another personal best hurdling RPR last time when about 7l fourth in a Perth handicap (2m, good to soft), though a bit surprising he didn't hit the line more strongly given he stays at least 1m5f on the Flat; further to travel returned to maiden company this evening.
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12th

1

(2)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:38 Lingfield (AW)

Love Mystery

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

Has run some fair races on the Flat for Andrew Balding and over hurdles since joining this yard, but is 0-14 under rules; drops in class for this return to the level, but others still look more solid.

7/1

4th

5

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

Love Mystery

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Another personal best hurdling RPR last time when about 7l fourth in a Perth handicap (2m, good to soft), though a bit surprising he didn't hit the line more strongly given he stays at least 1m5f on the Flat; further to travel returned to maiden company this evening.

3/1

4th

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

21:00 Perth

Love Mystery

11st 8lb

J: Mr James King

T: Olly Murphy

Showed some fair form on the Flat for Andrew Balding and seemed to be getting his act together over hurdles when keeping-on third in Stratford maiden (2m, good) last month; open to more improvement in handicaps and top amateur James King is booked today; unraced on ground slower than good.

11/4

Form: 8-79

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Likeliest to come into his own once sent chasing (especially cross-country) if his dam's pedigree is any guide, and hasn't yet offered enough in two bumpers and a hurdle (2m4f) to argue a case to the contrary.
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6th

6

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Ipso Falco

11st 1lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Nothing positive to report so far and he was 25-1 when tailed off on his handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f); last five runs have been on good ground and he was tailed off in a soft-ground bumper.

25/1

8th

5

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

12:20 Huntingdon

Ipso Falco

11st 3lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Unplaced all five starts; handicapped to the level of his Fontwell maiden hurdle fifth in August (2m1f+, good), his standout form effort; will need 2m4f-plus in time, though hasn't advertised claims to that effect so far.

12/1

6th

7

7th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Ipso Falco

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Well beaten on first three starts (two in bumpers) and behind Courtney Silver here in August; stable has stronger hopes with Bentley's Return.

33/1

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Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
0-11 on the Flat, most recently well held off low-40s marks in 1m classified events; switch to hurdling needs to prove transformative.
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5th

10

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

14:20 Fontwell

Miss Malou

10st 8lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Michael Madgwick

took keen hold, prominent, hit 2nd

100/1

6th

9

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

Miss Malou

10st 8lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Michael Madgwick

0-11 on the Flat, most recently well held off low-40s marks in 1m classified events; switch to hurdling needs to prove transformative.

50/1

8th

5

(3)

9th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

17:00 Brighton

Miss Malou

9st 9lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Michael Madgwick

Poor maiden who was a well-beaten 200-1 shot in this grade at Bath a fortnight ago; needs the new blinkers to have a miraculous effect.

50/1

Form: 5

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother Gerolamo Cardano is a 2m-2m4f hurdles winner for the same connections (better at shorter trips), offering hope the form of last month's bumper debut fifth (RPR 78) can be stepped up on.
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10th

7

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:10 Stratford

Jormungandr

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Not disgraced on bumper debut in July but was tailed off after racing too freely on hurdling debut a Fontwell (2m1f) in August.

66/1

7th

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

Jormungandr

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Half-brother Gerolamo Cardano is a 2m-2m4f hurdles winner for the same connections (better at shorter trips), offering hope the form of last month's bumper debut fifth (RPR 78) can be stepped up on.

14/1

5th

7

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Jormungandr

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

prominent, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on

16/1

Form: 05-1

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Southwell mares' bumper win in June (good) was at least the equal of her previous best Irish form; shaped there as if the 2m trip was shorter than ideal, and gets the chance to prove as much switched to hurdles.
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4th

5

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:00 Thurles

Cast A Spell

10st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: T Hogan

Won a Southwell bumper for Gary Moore in June; pulled up when an even-money favourite for a novice hurdle at Fontwell; out of her depth on Irish debut in a Listed bumper at Navan; well held by Fun Fun Fun on running here last time.

50/1

4th

2

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

14:25 Thurles

Cast A Spell

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: T Hogan

Won a Southwell bumper for Gary Moore in June; pulled up when an even-money favourite for a novice hurdle at Fontwell; out of her depth on Irish debut in a Listed bumper at Navan.

50/1

9th

2

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Navan

Cast A Spell

11st 8lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: T Hogan

Won a Southwell bumper for Gary Moore before pulling up when an even money favourite over timber last time; plenty to find.

20/1

Non-runners

Climbing

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £107.70
Straight Forecast £113.08
Trifecta £718.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cast A Spell

The Guardian:

Climbing

POSTDATA:

Gearing's Point

RP RATINGS:

Love Mystery

The Sun:

Climbing

The Times:

Cast A Spell

Telegraph:

Cast A Spell

Daily Mail:

Cast A Spell

Daily Mirror:

Cast A Spell

The Star:

Cast A Spell

Daily Record:

Cast A Spell

D Express:

Gearing's Point