February 07 / 13.40 Sedgefield

13.40

Soft

Betting.Bet New Betting Sites Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4193.42
  • 2m 0f 178y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Betting.Bet New Betting Sites Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 6037

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten seventh at 80-1 at Catterick (2m3f, soft) a fortnight ago but that was a much better race than this and he was previously an encouraging third on his stable debut here (2m4f, soft); he's one to consider.
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5th

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Final Edgar

11st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mark Walford

Runner-up in both his handicaps, over 2m1f and 2m3f (soft); doesn't have a lot in hand off his mark by the looks (up 1lb) but he should be competitive once more.

8/1

5th

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Final Edgar

11st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mark Walford

Runner-up in both his handicaps, over 2m1f and 2m3f (soft); doesn't have a lot in hand off his mark by the looks (up 1lb) but he should be competitive once more.

8/1

2nd

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Final Edgar

12st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mark Walford

Eased-down winner of soft-ground Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) and found only one too good on his handicap debut back there; the winner ran a solid race to be runner-up at Bangor last weekend; thereabouts.

4/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 92

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
22-race Flat maiden who was well beaten on hurdle debut at Newcastle in December but was a promising second (albeit no match for the winner) at 150-1 at Kelso (2m, soft) last month; major player if that latest performance was no one-off.
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3rd

5

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Trailblazer

11st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Adam Nicol

held up in rear, headway 5th, outpaced 3 out, lost touch home turn, switched right and kept on approaching last, went remote third run-in, no match for first two

11/4

2nd

11

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Trailblazer

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Adam Nicol

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

3/1

2nd

10

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:20 Kelso

Trailblazer

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Adam Nicol

Placed a few times on the Flat last year but at a lowly level and he's 0-22 in that code; well beaten at 150-1 on last month's hurdle debut.

100/1

6/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off on latest Flat start and moderate in that code; however, he's a four-time winner and makes hurdle debut with his trainer enjoying an excellent winter; the first-time hood could help him settle; not ruled out.
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4th

5

(2)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Oscar Doodle

9st 7lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Course regular who often pulls hard and may again, back from a short break minus the hood tried over hurdles in February; there's little room for manoeuvre off this mark anyway.

8/1

4th

5

(2)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Oscar Doodle

9st 7lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Course regular who often pulls hard and may again, back from a short break minus the hood tried over hurdles in February; there's little room for manoeuvre off this mark anyway.

8/1

3rd

7

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Oscar Doodle

11st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Brian Ellison

took keen hold, in rear, headway before 4 out

6/1

Form: /4-33P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Something to prove regarding current form having struggled this winter on his first two chase starts; however, he was a good third in a maiden hurdle over C&D (soft) in October and holds leading claims if rediscovering that form now back in this discipline.
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1

4th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Arlo

11st 4lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

took keen hold, led, weakened quickly and headed before 2 out

10/1

1

4th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Arlo

11st 4lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

No wins in 12; nothing positive to report in two chases during the winter and probably needs to improve on his fourth in a maiden hurdle at Sedgefield, after which he was pulled up in a handicap hurdle with cheekpieces tried; now goes in blinkers.

10/1

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

14:07 Huntingdon

Arlo

12st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

11-race maiden; fair fourth in a maiden at Sedgefield last time (2m1f, soft) on his return to hurdling having had two unsuccessful runs over fences; cheekpieces now tried.

12/1

Form: 28-96

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in debut in Ayr bumper (2m, good) but form has gone the wrong way since and he's been well beaten on his first two hurdle starts.
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8th

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

River Ayr

11st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

Unexposed 6yo who displayed improvement when respectable fifth in Sedgefield maiden (2m1f, soft) last month, his third hurdling start; not obviously well treated for handicap debut but open to further progress.

12/1

5th

9

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

River Ayr

11st 7lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

midfield

50/1

6th

8

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

River Ayr

11st 8lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

Second of five in a very slowly run bumper here last season but was soundly beaten when 100-1 for hurdling debut over C&D (soft) three weeks ago.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Two-time Flat winner (1m6f/2m) but at a lowly level and he was pulled up at 250-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Doncaster (2m, good to soft).
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8th

1

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Gold Ring

11st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Neil Mechie

Won low-grade 2m Flat handicap last spring and bettered inauspicious hurdling debut when running well for a long way in 2m1f maiden here (soft) last month; well beaten since but still not ruled out on handicap hurdle debut.

20/1

10th

3

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Gold Ring

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Neil Mechie

Two staying wins on the Flat at a lowly level; second run over hurdles was better than the first but still has a good bit to find.

100/1

6th

6

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Gold Ring

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Neil Mechie

took keen hold, briefly led, soon pressed leader, led narrowly 3 out (usual 4 out), headed before 2 out

33/1

Form: P8

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Displayed ability in a point-to-point and he's one to watch in the betting in a first-time hood, following wind surgery; however, he has to produce considerably more than he's managed on his first two hurdle starts.
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2

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Endofconversation

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Well beaten on both hurdling starts in the autumn but last month's seventh here (2m1f, soft; first-time hood) was more encouraging; needs further progress on this handicap debut but has potential.

9/1

7th

3

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Endofconversation

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

towards rear

33/1

8th

3

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:45 Sedgefield

Endofconversation

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

took keen hold, outpaced after 3 out, soon lost touch

20/1

Form: 853F-7

Last run: 267 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair third in Catterick bumper (1m7f, good) last February but well beaten when falling two out here on hurdle debut in April, and down the field at Newcastle next time; returns from some time off and is probably best watched.
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11th

11

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Rouse

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Rebecca Menzies

Flat-bred 5yo; showed no significant promise in three 2m1f novice/maiden hurdles, the latest his seasonal debut three weeks ago, but has a lowly mark for today's handicap debut and is open to improvement.

20/1

8th

10

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Rouse

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

in rear, not fluent 3rd

25/1

7th

7

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Rouse

10st 11lb

J: John Kington

T: Rebecca Menzies

Displayed minor promise in bumpers last season but was well beaten (albeit on heavy ground) before penultimate-flight fall on last month's hurdling debut; probably one for further down the line.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful 1m2f Flat winner who was fair fifth on stable debut last month (9.4f, AW); has run well on yielding ground (unproven on softer); makes hurdle debut in weak race and it will be no surprise to see a big performance.
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4

(10)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Paris Lights

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

His win came at this trip and he was a fair fourth here (1m) last time but that took his record to 1-14 and he's been hard to predict; others look more solid.

16/1

4th

1

(10)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Paris Lights

9st 10lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Did his racing for George Boughey over further, losing his way latterly (had issues at the stalls); fair comeback for his new yard, following wind surgery, in January before not taking to hurdles, but this trip looks a bare minimum.

20/1

9th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Paris Lights

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Paul Midgley

midfield, not fluent and lost position 4 out

7/2

Form: P0

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest on the Flat nowadays and he hasn't shown enough on his first two hurdle runs to suggest he's the one to be on today.
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10th

5

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Golden Valour

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

raced wide, in touch with leaders

50/1

10th

1

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Ayr

Golden Valour

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Modest on the Flat nowadays and pulled up at 125-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Musselburgh; hard to fancy, even with visor back on.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-86

Last run: 252 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Very modest on the Flat and well beaten at big odds on all three hurdle starts; returns from absence and would be a surprise winner.
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1

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Acoustic

11st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

towards rear, unseated 1st

50/1

6th

6

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

18:20 Cartmel

Acoustic

10st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Modest Flat performer at up to 1m2f for Richard Fahey; well beaten on both hurdle starts.

50/1

8th

8

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:40 Hexham

Acoustic

10st 9lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

prominent

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £9.00
Straight Forecast £7.71
Trifecta £94.70

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Arlo

SPOTLIGHT:

Trailblazer

TOPSPEED:

Final Edgar

Daily Mail:

Paris Lights

Daily Mirror:

Final Edgar

The Times:

Trailblazer

Telegraph:

Trailblazer

The Guardian:

Trailblazer

D Express:

Paris Lights

POSTDATA:

Arlo

The Sun:

Arlo

The Star:

Arlo

Daily Record:

Arlo