January 01 / 12.20 Cheltenham

12.20

Soft

Favourite From The Sun Now Daily Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 2m 4f 56y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Favourite From The Sun Now Daily Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 21-

Last run: 410 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £240,000 after winning an Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) on his debut in March 2022; short-priced favourite for bumpers in autumn 2022 when second at Bangor and winning on soft at Newcastle, for Michael Scudamore; had wind surgery in September 2023; looks sure to stay and may well prove potent on this hurdling debut for new trainer.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Peaky Boy

11st 10lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Won a soft-ground bumper on rules debut in 2022 and returned from absence to make winning stable/hurdle debut over C&D (heavy) on New Year's Day; encounters faster ground today but that form has worked out well (runner-up won last month's EBF Final); leading contender.

6/4

1st

3

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Peaky Boy

11st 10lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Won a soft-ground bumper on rules debut in 2022 and returned from absence to make winning stable/hurdle debut over C&D (heavy) on New Year's Day; encounters faster ground today but that form has worked out well (runner-up won last month's EBF Final); leading contender.

6/4

1st

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

12:20 Cheltenham

Peaky Boy

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Bought for £240,000 after winning an Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) on his debut in March 2022; short-priced favourite for bumpers in autumn 2022 when second at Bangor and winning on soft at Newcastle, for Michael Scudamore; had wind surgery in September 2023; looks sure to stay and may well prove potent on this hurdling debut for new trainer.

6/4

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11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 4

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) last April on third start and changed hands for £60,000; 16-1 for maiden hurdle at Ascot (2m3f, good) in November, prominent long way before fading into about 15l fourth of ten; should improve and needs to.
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9th

19

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Champagne Twist

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Won maiden at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in January on third hurdle start and followed up in the competitive EBF Novices' Final on handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f, soft) last month; the third has won since and a 7lb rise may not stop this unexposed 6yo.

6/1

9th

19

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Champagne Twist

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Won maiden at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in January on third hurdle start and followed up in the competitive EBF Novices' Final on handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f, soft) last month; the third has won since and a 7lb rise may not stop this unexposed 6yo.

6/1

1st

3

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Champagne Twist

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Irish point winner; they were good races in which he came up short in his first two hurdles and he then beat the improving Taras Halls by clear daylight at Doncaster (2m3f, good); today's softer surface will be fine and so too a thorough stamina test when the dam won over 3m; shortlisted.

10/1

Form: 225

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Went close on rules/hurdle debut in October and better form since when runner-up at Aintree (2m4f, soft) and a hampered fifth of seven on handicap debut at Sandown (2m, heavy); this step back up in trip can help and he has among the best form.
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2nd

6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Magical King

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Merely fifth in his two previous handicaps and he's just 2lb lower today; however, he got off the mark in first-time cheekpieces (retained) in a novice here (2m3f, soft) last month, when narrowly behind Willsburg when that rival fell at the final flight; and he's not ruled out.

15/2

1st

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Magical King

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Stuart Edmunds

Runner-up in the autumn on first two hurdle starts (2m4f, good to soft/soft) and, while he hasn't really kicked on, he's run respectably in the face of some tough tasks since; has an easier assignment today and holds leading claims in first-time cheekpieces for yard in flying form.

5/4

5th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

13:25 Sandown

Magical King

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Went close on rules/hurdle debut in October and better form on all three starts since, place chance when hampered at the final flight on handicap debut won by Classic Anthem here (2m, heavy; stays 2m4f) on second occasion; should not be far away.

9/1

Form: 2750-2

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Closed to a neck in 2m maiden here (soft; has run respectably on heavy) six weeks ago on reappearance; that's four seconds from her nine races over hurdles, with both her wins having come in bumpers; well worth this second attempt at 2m4f and big chance on form.
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2nd

12

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 66y

16:05 Punchestown

Innatendue

11st 5lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Two AQPS wins in France; runner-up four times over hurdles but disappointing overall since showing smart form at four; beaten favourite over 2m at Ayr in April; needs to raise her game after 14l third at Wexford.

6/1

3rd

9

29th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

19:00 Wexford

Innatendue

11st 5lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

soon led, headed after 9th, lost second after 2 out, weakened approaching last

100/30

Form: O-44

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Unraced on worse than good to soft; won a maiden point last February; ran out on bumper debut and tendency to hang left again looked a problem when fourth of 12 on hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m) in October latest; had wind surgery soon after; hooded last two starts; best watched for now.
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5th

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

12:20 Cheltenham

Diamond Dealer

11st 7lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

Unraced on worse than good to soft; won a maiden point last February; ran out on bumper debut and tendency to hang left again looked a problem when fourth of 12 on hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m) in October latest; had wind surgery soon after; hooded last two starts; best watched for now.

16/1

4th

12

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:48 Chepstow

Diamond Dealer

10st 13lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

took keen hold, midfield

33/1

Form: 50-

Last run: 282 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
First bumper run last March (on good) was better than his second (on soft); neither gives him serious claims today.
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6th

9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Glengolly

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

In the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) in February but soundly beaten in first two handicaps (2m3f/2m); improvement needed in first-time tongue-tie.

33/1

6th

9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Glengolly

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

In the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) in February but soundly beaten in first two handicaps (2m3f/2m); improvement needed in first-time tongue-tie.

33/1

5th

2

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Glengolly

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

In the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) in February but took backward step when well beaten on handicap debut later that month; drops back from 2m3f here.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £9.30
Straight Forecast £10.12
Trifecta £22.60

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Magical King

SPOTLIGHT:

Peaky Boy

RP RATINGS:

Innatendue

WEST COUNTRY:

Champagne Twist

POSTDATA:

Magical King

The Times:

Magical King

Daily Mirror:

Magical King

The Sun:

Magical King

The Guardian:

Champagne Twist

LAMBOURN:

Peaky Boy

Telegraph:

Peaky Boy

D Express:

Peaky Boy

Daily Mail:

Innatendue

The Star:

Innatendue

Daily Record:

Innatendue