January 07 / 13.52 Chepstow

13.52

Heavy

Allsports Media Proudly Supporting Welsh Racing Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4193.42
  • 2m 7f 131y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Allsports Media Proudly Supporting Welsh Racing Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

Form: 12

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

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2nd

1

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

12:27 Chepstow

Big City Roller

11st 7lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Scopey 5yo who comfortably won British maiden point (2m4f, soft) in January and followed up in a 2m4f novice hurdle at Carlisle (soft); has lots more on his plate here with a penalty but he's a nice prospect.

6/1

Form: 12-1 C

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

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3rd

2

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

14:45 Chepstow

Heros De Romay

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

prominent, not fluent 1st, lost second then not fluent 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon weakened, left in modest third last

3/1

Form: 8/2/12 D BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Mare

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2nd

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:15 Uttoxeter

Dont Rightly Know

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

Lightly raced 9yo who returned from a long absence to win at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft) in November; placed on all four starts since, with latest 17l second coming in a Haydock Grade 2 (3m, heavy); effective over shorter; should give another good account.

100/30

2nd

10

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

16:25 Haydock

Dont Rightly Know

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

Lightly raced 9yo who was a good second of 16 in mares' handicap at Newbury (3m, soft) last month; others here may have greater potential but, with the handy 7lb allowance she receives from the males, that latest performance reads pretty well; might not be far away.

25/1

Form: 43-03

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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2nd

3

6th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Uttoxeter

Hey Brother

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Showed some promise both in bumpers and a maiden hurdle when with Alan King but he'll have to be much better than his final run for that trainer (chase debut) and his stable debut.

16/1

5th

1

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

18:58 Hexham

Hey Brother

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

held up in rear, brief headway on outer 11th, weakened after 2 out

6/1

5th

1

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

18:58 Hexham

Hey Brother

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

held up in rear, brief headway on outer 11th

6/1

Form: 0/2

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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7

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

House Of Stories

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Irish 3m maiden point winner who returned from a very long absence to finish second on his rules debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy) in December, then won at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last month, when finishing behind the demoted Mad Mike (runs 2:03); open to further improvement now up in trip on handicap debut and he's one to consider.

6/1

1st

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

House Of Stories

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

towards rear, in touch with leaders 4th, went second 3 out, ridden 2 out, went clear with winner approaching last, carried left last, kept on run-in, briefly led inside final 110yds, just failed

4/1

Form: 32-66

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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6th

4

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Jo Lescribaa

11st 1lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, jumped left 3rd, pressed leader before 3 out, weakening when short of room 2 out, no chance when not fluent last

5/1

2

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:25 Leicester

Jo Lescribaa

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Showed promise when placed in two French bumpers and he has been brought along steadily for his current yard, posting an encouraging third in 2m novice here three weeks ago; most interesting on his handicap debut with his stamina drawn out more.

11/4

3rd

4

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

14:50 Leicester

Jo Lescribaa

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Placed in two 1m4f French bumpers in 2022 but showed only minor promise in two 2m3f hurdles for Venetia Williams towards end of last year and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps.

20/1

Form: 65-02

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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1st

2

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Magical Escape

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Had somewhat mixed record over hurdles last season but got back on track and was far too good for Idefix De Ciergues when winning Chepstow maiden (2m7f, soft) last month; if all goes to plan again, he's a big player.

3/1

1st

2

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Magical Escape

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Had somewhat mixed record over hurdles last season but got back on track and was far too good for Idefix De Ciergues when winning Chepstow maiden (2m7f, soft) last month; if all goes to plan again, he's a big player.

3/1

1st

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Magical Escape

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Displayed big jolt of improvement when runner-up in first-time cheekpieces here (2m3f, heavy) in December, his second hurdling start; that's the best form on offer here but his two subsequent runs were underwhelming (2m5f/2m3f); tries a new trip today.

9/4

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W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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7

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Mayheblucky

11st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Billy Aprahamian

Makes rules debut after long layoff but he made the frame in three Irish points in 2021 and is an each-way player if retaining that ability.

25/1

Form: 3

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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3rd

1

12th Jun 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

14:43 Fontwell

Paddy De Pole

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

A different horse since the recent return to the good ground of his 3m Irish point win, and has gained two legs of his handicap hat-trick (all 2m4f or thereabouts) under Freddie Gingell; another personal best needed upped 9lb and 3m2f asks a fresh question, but strong case nonetheless.

7/4

1st

2

13th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Paddy De Pole

11st 13lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Not an instant success over hurdles but struck form with wins at Plumpton and Wincanton (both 2m4f, good) last month; would prefer the rain to stay away here but is probably still on the upgrade; likely contender.

11/10

1st

2

13th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Paddy De Pole

11st 13lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Not an instant success over hurdles but struck form with wins at Plumpton and Wincanton (both 2m4f, good) last month; would prefer the rain to stay away here but is probably still on the upgrade; likely contender.

11/10

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7 yo Gelding

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0

7

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Spot Of Bother

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

In the frame in two Irish points in 2022; pulled up on recent hurdle debut (3m, good to soft) at Wincanton in first run since; other days.

20/1

0

10

12th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Spot Of Bother

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3rd, dropped to rear and cajoled along before 6th, reminders 7th, lost touch before 9th

25/1

Form: 6-85

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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9

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Jalisco Star

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Laura Horsfall

Placed in points and improved form when winning at Bangor (2m7f, soft) last Saturday on her second handicap start; she's 7lb higher in this better race but did it very comfortably last time and is entitled to respect.

9/2

1st

4

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Jalisco Star

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Laura Horsfall

Still unexposed after only four hurdling starts but was beaten about 32l when plugging-on third in Huntingdon handicap (3m1f, soft) three weeks ago and needs to take a step forward here.

12/1

3rd

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

Jalisco Star

11st 8lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Laura Horsfall

Unexposed mare who ran well when third (albeit well held in the end) in Catterick maiden (3m1f, heavy; first start after wind op) last month; can make her presence felt again on today's handicap debut.

8/1

Form: /1U0-5

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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1st

2

5th Jun 2024

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Saint Bibiana

11st 10lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Georgina Nicholls

Bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles at sixth attempt, getting up late on in 11-runner handicap at Stratford (3m2f, good) 17 days ago; 6lb higher today but she was upped markedly in trip last time and could have more to offer as a stayer.

2/1

1st

3

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Saint Bibiana

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Georgina Nicholls

midfield, outpaced 3 out, pushed along and headway after 2 out, ridden approaching last, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/1

1st

3

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Saint Bibiana

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Georgina Nicholls

midfield, outpaced 3 out, pushed along and headway after 2 out, ridden approaching last, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/1

Betting Forcast

Big City Roller, Heros De Romay, Dont Rightly Know, Hey Brother, House Of Stories, Jo Lescribaa, Magical Escape, Mayheblucky, Paddy De Pole, Spot Of Bother, Jalisco Star, Saint Bibiana