November 03 / 14.25 Wetherby

14.25

Soft

Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £22780
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Abandoned

Form: 321 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Improving with experience; close second to Max Of Stars at Market Rasen two starts ago and won on heavy ground at Chepstow last month; beat little there and this is obviously much tougher but he's clearly progressive and ability to act in testing ground another factor in his favour.
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2nd

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Balboa

10st 7lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

Third in a Listed hurdle before finding the Boodles too hard at Cheltenham; finished a 9l fourth off 2lb higher at Musselburgh two weeks ago and he'll need to better that here.

25/1

2nd

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Balboa

10st 7lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in midfield, mistake 3rd

25/1

4th

2

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Balboa

11st 13lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

Chepstow winner for Milton Harris in October (2m, heavy) and runner-up to impressive Salver in the Grade 2 Finale Hurdle over same C&D in December (heavy); fair third in a Listed event here in February (1m7f, good to soft); pulled up in the Boodles but could bounce back.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Maiden on the Flat; runner-up at Uttoxeter in July on hurdle/stable debut but that form is nowhere near good enough to win this.
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5th

2

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

13:00 Catterick

Climate Precedent

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: James Owen

Fair Flat maiden for Michael Bell; in the frame on all three starts over hurdles, latest when third in a Market Rasen handicap (2m, good to soft); each-way chance.

7/2

3rd

10

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:30 Market Rasen

Climate Precedent

10st 12lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: James Owen

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders

4/1

4th

3

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:12 Warwick

Climate Precedent

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

led

15/8

Form: 31511 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Made it 3-5 as a hurdler when defying a 10lb penalty at Kempton last month; that effort marks him out as better than his official mark and definitely one to consider; handles softish ground.
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9th

5

24th Mar 2024

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Gifted Angel

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Tom Dascombe

Won three minor hurdles last August-October (good or good to soft) but was pulled up in a Taunton handicap when conditions were in his favour and it was just an okay run back on the AW three weeks ago; no obvious significance in the return of cheekpieces and others are far more intriguing.

20/1

3rd

8

(1)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gifted Angel

9st 0lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

midfield

9/1

8

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Gifted Angel

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Tom Dascombe

14-race maiden on Flat (fair form) but clocked up three wins over hurdles last August-October and not discredited in a Grade 2 juvenile race at Cheltenham (soft) in November on latest start; return to a sharper test today should suit and he needs a second look.

5/1

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Progressive on the Flat this year, winning four times, and had little trouble landing a C&D event on last month's hurdle debut; form of that doesn't amount to much but he's capable of a great deal better, especially if more fluent; very soft ground might pose an issue.
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6th

7

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

12:35 Cheltenham

I Still Have Faith

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

Highly productive run of form on the Flat this year from 1m to 1m2f (pretty useful form) and he continued the good work on hurdling debut at Wetherby (2m, good) where his jumping improved as the race progressed; holes in the form can be picked (runner-up was behind Eagle Prince the time before) but he wasn't remotely troubled; some doubts about him on soft ground.

11/1

1st

5

18th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:58 Wetherby

I Still Have Faith

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

The best of these on the Flat and has been in really good form of late, with form figures of 221134112 since July (from 1m to 1m2f); should go very close if taking to hurdling.

7/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Maiden on the Flat but put up his best display yet when close second at Salisbury last month (1m6f, soft, RPR 81); that should tee him up for hurdle debut, representing a yard traditionally strong in these races.
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3rd

4

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Royal Deeside

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Fair Flat-racer who was placed on the last three of his four hurdling starts; no match for wide-margin winner when second over C&D (soft) on handicap debut in February but was nicely clear of the others; shortlisted.

3/1

3rd

4

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Royal Deeside

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Fair Flat-racer who was placed on the last three of his four hurdling starts; no match for wide-margin winner when second over C&D (soft) on handicap debut in February but was nicely clear of the others; shortlisted.

3/1

2nd

11

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Royal Deeside

10st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Flat maiden; beaten in three hurdle races won by useful horses, latterly behind the highly regarded Givemefive; goes on soft and has to rate an interesting handicap debutant.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three French Flat runs earlier this year, the pick when third over 1m7f in June; bought for 45,000euros the following month; would need to see market support on British/hurdle debut to make him of interest.
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8th

7

(4)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Running The Game

9st 8lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Ex-French 4yo who has low mileage; opened his account in 1m3f novice event here in January and built on that when fourth to the reopposing Ocean Heights on his C&D handicap debut three weeks later; could easily have more to offer; on the shortlist.

11/2

4th

4

(1)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Running The Game

9st 13lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Ex-French 4yo who has low mileage; opened his account in 1m3f novice event here three weeks ago on AW debut and first Flat run for current yard; may well build on that comfortable win; respected.

7/2

1st

7

(2)

10th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Running The Game

9st 4lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Disappointing in both hurdles starts for new stable; showed ability in three Flat races in France, notably when placed at Dieppe (1m7f), and that form gives him plausible claims returned to this code.

9/2

Form: 6331

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Plenty of experience in France and romped home by 30l on final start there, at Clairefontaine in July (runner-up has won since); very interesting on that but was tailed off on last month's British debut in a Lingfield AW handicap, which tempers enthusiasm.
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5th

9

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Seraphic

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Simon Pearce

Wide-margin winner of French claiming hurdle last summer but his three British hurdling runs towards the end of last year were all disappointing; ran quite well in low-grade AW handicap last month but still looks risky back in this sphere.

25/1

5th

9

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Seraphic

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Simon Pearce

Wide-margin winner of French claiming hurdle last summer but his three British hurdling runs towards the end of last year were all disappointing; ran quite well in low-grade AW handicap last month but still looks risky back in this sphere.

25/1

4th

2

(5)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Seraphic

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon Pearce

prominent

13/2

Form: 211211 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Has been going great guns over hurdles and landed a fourth win when gamely fending off Balboa at Market Rasen in September (and better off with that rival); strong claims but all wins on good ground.
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7th

4

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Max Of Stars

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ollie Pears

Flat maiden who was beaten off a lowly mark on the AW a month ago; however, she has four wins and four seconds to show for her nine runs over hurdles and chased home an Elliott hotpot in a good-ground Listed race at Doncaster in her latest jumps start; 7lb higher than for her handicap win earlier this season but that's warranted; good ground is ideal.

7/1

7th

4

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Max Of Stars

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ollie Pears

Flat maiden who was beaten off a lowly mark on the AW a month ago; however, she has four wins and four seconds to show for her nine runs over hurdles and chased home an Elliott hotpot in a good-ground Listed race at Doncaster in her latest jumps start; 7lb higher than for her handicap win earlier this season but that's warranted; good ground is ideal.

7/1

2nd

1

(2)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Max Of Stars

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

took keen hold, led, headed and raced in second after 3f, hung left when challenging 2f out, kept on

2/1

Verdict

I Still Have Faith (second choice) didn’t achieve a great deal in his C&D win but he’s undoubtedly capable of much better. The prolific pair of Gifted Angel and Max Of Stars are viable contenders but perhaps hurdling newcomer ROYAL DEESIDE can overcome his inexperience.[Jonathan Neesom]

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Max Of Stars

POSTDATA:

Balboa

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Deeside

RP RATINGS:

Gifted Angel

Telegraph:

Climate Precedent

Daily Mail:

I Still Have Faith

The Times:

Max Of Stars

The Guardian:

Max Of Stars

The Sun:

Max Of Stars

Daily Mirror:

Balboa

The Star:

Balboa

Daily Record:

Balboa

D Express:

Royal Deeside

LAMBOURN:

Gifted Angel