November 10 / 13.45 Exeter

13.45

Soft

Betway Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £8168.46
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • Class 3
  • 15 runners
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Betway Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4- BF

Last run: 215 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £92,000 after winning his Irish point by 20l; had a wind op since reportedly choking on his debut for this yard in a Ffos Las bumper; clearly open to significant improvement for top yard that's won this three times in six years including with Bravemansgame.
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1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Insurrection

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Acts on heavy ground; most of his form, including Sandown Grade 2 effort, has substance; well-held last of three runners in Exeter Listed event two months ago but sets a useful standard back down in class.

4/6

1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Insurrection

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Acts on heavy ground; most of his form, including Sandown Grade 2 effort, has substance; well-held last of three runners in Exeter Listed event two months ago but sets a useful standard back down in class.

4/6

3rd

3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 1

15:05 Exeter

Insurrection

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won over C&D (good to soft) on hurdle debut in November and good second in Sandown Grade 2 (2m4f, heavy) in December; only third at 4-6 in Taunton novice (2m3f, soft) last month but that form has been firmly boosted by the front two and he's entitled to respect.

11/4

Evs

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1- D

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Stable doesn't have many debut bumper winners and yet this 82,000euros 3yo won very easily on soft ground at Warwick in March; there's some substance to that form and he looks a smart prospect.
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2nd

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Diamond Ri

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won by 13l on last season's bumper debut and built upon promising hurdling debut when scoring at Warwick (2m3f, soft) in January; didn't really fire when last of four in subsequent Huntingdon Listed race but remains a good prospect.

6/1

2nd

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Diamond Ri

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won by 13l on last season's bumper debut and built upon promising hurdling debut when scoring at Warwick (2m3f, soft) in January; didn't really fire when last of four in subsequent Huntingdon Listed race but remains a good prospect.

6/1

4th

2

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 1

14:50 Huntingdon

Diamond Ri

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced wide

4/1

OUR TIP

7/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 41-1 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Walk In The Park gelding out of a high-class racemare; won his second bumper by nearly 10l and was strong in the market ahead of a fairly comfortable maiden win at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft); the runner-up ran well in defeat last week at Wetherby; penalised accordingly but potentially useful.
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11th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Asta La Pasta

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Bumper winner who is now 3-5 over hurdles after defying a double penalty in workmanlike fashion at Wetherby (2m, soft; placed on heavy); the form of that race has been let down and he was only third in his previous handicap when 9lb lower; needs his best yet and by some margin.

7/1

1st

1

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Wetherby

Asta La Pasta

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Bumper winner who made it 2-4 over hurdles when easily winning a novice at Market Rasen on Boxing Day (2m, good to soft; also effective on heavy); now carries double penalty but holds leading claims nevertheless.

13/8

11

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Asta La Pasta

10st 4lb

T: Dan Skelton

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Wouldn't be the obvious answer after what he showed in Irish points and he changed hands for £14,000; opposable.
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2nd

7

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Iris Des Issards

11st 8lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Kayley Woollacott

Creditable second of 15 in Exeter maiden (2m, soft) in December but his final qualifying run was disappointing and last month's handicap debut was no better than respectable; needs to do better here.

10/1

5th

2

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

17:07 Hereford

Iris Des Issards

11st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Disappointed in final qualifying run but his second of 15 at Exeter (2m, soft) in December was very encouraging, and he has plenty of scope to build on that performance if back on song for handicap debut.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £40,000 after just missing out in his second Irish point (3m, good); the horses he divided haven't achieved much at all since sent under rules; stable won this three times in four years between 2016 and 2019 but others appeal more.
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2nd

3

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:40 Exeter

Royal Jewel

11st 12lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

took keen hold, jumped well, led, faced challenge run-in, kept on but headed final stride

5/2

2nd

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:35 Exeter

Royal Jewel

11st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Showed only minor promise on rules debut in November but improved to win 15-runner maiden over C&D (soft; made all) last month and will be hard to catch if in similar form again.

4/6

Form: 6823-7

Last run: 182 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Only 1-23 when trained in France and his sole success came over fences last December; a BHA mark of 102 suggests limitations in a race of this nature.
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4th

5

12th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:13 Fontwell

I Love You Sivola

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Helen Nelmes

in touch with leaders, not fluent 9th, bit short of room and stumbled after 10th, soon dropped to rear and outpaced

14/1

11

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

I Love You Sivola

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Helen Nelmes

midfield, lost ground after 5th

14/1

11

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:43 Newton Abbot

I Love You Sivola

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Helen Nelmes

midfield, lost ground after 5th

14/1

Form: 1/2

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
The form of his fast-ground bumper win for Christian Williams hasn't worked out at all; was left for dead by the winner (smart admittedly) when a remote second on his switch to hurdling at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good); that was after a long absence but he has a good bit to prove.
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5th

9

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Midnight Soldier

11st 1lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Made a winning bumper debut for Christian Williams in 2021 but he's failed to go on for his current yard in this sphere and was pulled up on his handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f) in December; tongue-tie is applied with lots more needed.

16/1

0

5

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

13:05 Uttoxeter

Midnight Soldier

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Absent for nearly two years after winning bumper debut in 2021 and has shown only minor promise in three novice hurdles this year (2m-2m4f) but improvement is possible on today's handicap debut; unraced on ground slower than good to soft.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten 20l+ in his completed points and difficult to make much of a case here.
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6th

5

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Storming Nelson

11st 5lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Comfortable winner of a heavy-ground 2m novice at Exeter before struggling on his handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f, soft); was let down by his jumping there but still need convincing that this mark is at all lenient.

7/1

5th

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:46 Sandown

Storming Nelson

11st 12lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Displayed significant promise when third at Taunton (1m7f, soft) on his second run over hurdles and won impressively in a novice at Exeter (2m, heavy) two weeks later; this isn't a great opening mark on the face of it but he looks the sort to gallop on and there's stamina on the dam's side.

6/1

1st

9

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:35 Exeter

Storming Nelson

11st 1lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

A big-priced outsider for both hurdling starts but displayed significant promise when third (albeit no threat to easy winner) at Taunton (1m7f, soft) a fortnight ago and has each-way claims at least here.

5/1

Form: 6

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-sister to three winners but didn't show a lot in a novice at Newton Abbot (2m1f, heavy; 7-1) and Harry Skelton rides the yard's other one.
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6th

11

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Spinnaker Blue

10st 2lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear

9/1

11th

15

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Warwick

Spinnaker Blue

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Tailed off in novices at Newton Abbot at Exeter, latterly going off at 150-1.

66/1

100/1

Form: 8

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off when unseating in a point and was beaten a long way on heavy ground at Newton Abbot (bumper).
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9th

14

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Fox Wallace

10st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

Tailed off at big odds on all three rules starts.

200/1

10th

11

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Fox Wallace

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

Unseated in her sole point and she's finished tailed off in both hurdles runs (2m1f/2m) this autumn; no appeal.

100/1

10th

12

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 3

13:45 Exeter

Fox Wallace

10st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

Tailed off when unseating in a point and was beaten a long way on heavy ground at Newton Abbot (bumper).

100/1

Form: 60-

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in two maiden hurdles last season when sent off at lengthy odds.
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7th

11

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Alfie Sharp

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Heavy defeats on all five starts, the latest on handicap debut at Stratford (3m2f; 80-1) three weeks ago when tongue tied first time; while he may not have stayed the trip that day, others bring more pressing claims.

33/1

7th

11

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Alfie Sharp

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Heavy defeats on all five starts, the latest on handicap debut at Stratford (3m2f; 80-1) three weeks ago when tongue tied first time; while he may not have stayed the trip that day, others bring more pressing claims.

33/1

12th

14

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Alfie Sharp

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Struggled to get competitive in four maiden/novice hurdles (1m7f-2m3f) but combination of new trip and first-time tongue-tie may enable improvement on this handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 7-78

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Didn't last long with Dan Skelton and he was 66-1 when tailed off in a maiden at Wincanton three weeks ago.
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6th

12

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Irlandais

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Lasted just two races with Dan Skelton; beaten 17l into fifth on handicap debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) and looks up against it.

12/1

5th

10

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:45 Wincanton

Irlandais

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Lasted just two races with Dan Skelton and has shown nothing in two runs for this yard; goes handicapping with much to prove.

14/1

12th

7

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 3

13:45 Exeter

Irlandais

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Kayley Woollacott

Didn't last long with Dan Skelton and he was 66-1 when tailed off in a maiden at Wincanton three weeks ago.

100/1

Form: 37

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Won over 2m on the AW last year but mostly plied her trade at a low level on the Flat and doesn't look up to winning a novice hurdle judged on her initial attempts.
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0

11

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 3

13:45 Exeter

Breccia

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

Won over 2m on the AW last year but mostly plied her trade at a low level on the Flat and doesn't look up to winning a novice hurdle judged on her initial attempts.

20/1

0

13

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Breccia

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

Fair Flat racer; encouraging start to hurdling career when placed in run-of-the-mill mares' maiden at Exeter (2m, good to firm) this month but she has considerably more on her plate here.

50/1

3rd

1

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:25 Exeter

Breccia

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

2m winner on the AW and ran a decent race when third last time at Bath; Flat form was an ordinary level but could make a jumper.

12/1

Form: P

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Jumped moderately before pulling up in a fast-ground maiden here a month ago (50-1).
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0

8

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:50 Taunton

Gorcombe Fizz

10st 9lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Big prices and pulled up in both starts over hurdles at Exeter.

100/1

0

13

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 3

13:45 Exeter

Gorcombe Fizz

10st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Jumped moderately before pulling up in a fast-ground maiden here a month ago (50-1).

100/1

0

5

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:25 Exeter

Gorcombe Fizz

11st 1lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

First foal; dam prolific point winner (maiden under rules) out of 2m hurdle winner; probably one for further down the line.

33/1

Form: P

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Always out the back and was finally pulled up in a maiden at Wincanton 12 days ago (16-1).
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0

9

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:50 Taunton

Mollie De Mai

10st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Always behind and pulled up in hurdles starts at Wincanton and Exeter.

100/1

0

14

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 3

13:45 Exeter

Mollie De Mai

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Always out the back and was finally pulled up in a maiden at Wincanton 12 days ago (16-1).

100/1

0

16

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:54 Wincanton

Mollie De Mai

10st 10lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

First foal from a fairly useful French 1m7f hurdle winner; entitled to learn from this debut outing but worth a glance in the betting.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £6.10
Straight Forecast £6.43
Trifecta £15.50

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Diamond Ri

SPOTLIGHT:

Asta La Pasta

WEST COUNTRY:

Diamond Ri

The Times:

Diamond Ri

Telegraph:

Diamond Ri

Daily Mail:

Diamond Ri

D Express:

Diamond Ri

Daily Mirror:

Diamond Ri

The Sun:

Diamond Ri

The Star:

Diamond Ri

Daily Record:

Diamond Ri

POSTDATA:

Asta La Pasta

The Guardian:

Asta La Pasta