April 19 / 16.25 Exeter

16.25

Good To Soft

Clifton Inn Newtown Exeter “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Clifton Inn Newtown Exeter “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 2-3243 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Placed in four of his six runs, running to a similar level in three hurdle runs this year (wind op prior to latest); leading form claims in this line up and the drop back to a stiff 2m shouldn't be an issue.
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1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Vincenzo

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

made all, not fluent 3 out

4/7

1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Vincenzo

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

made all, not fluent 3 out

4/7

3rd

13

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 3f 58y

Class 3

13:35 Ascot

Vincenzo

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Respectable efforts in all three hurdles, bumping into a smart one at Warwick (2m3f, soft) and it was a strong novice in which he finished an 8l fourth over C&D last month; the winner nearly won the valuable EBF Final at Sandown next time; this could be his best opportunity yet; had wind surgery and now tongue tied.

2/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 0-5943

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Going the right way over hurdles, recording his best RPR thus far when third of ten at Wincanton last month (1m7f, soft); today's stiffer test should suit but he'll need to improve again to win.
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2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Rangatira Jack

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

raced in second

6/1

2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Rangatira Jack

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

raced in second

6/1

3rd

4

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:00 Wincanton

Rangatira Jack

11st 6lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

Arrived here last month with no form claims and yet was beaten under 10l behind respected opposition in a maiden hurdle (1m7f, heavy); that's something to build on.

11/2

7/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 621-5 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner; added a 2m bumper at Worcester to his tally in July 2022; absent for 609 days prior to last month's reappearance at Taunton where he was the stable second string and shaped as though the run was needed; could leave that well behind him.
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3rd

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Intrepide Sud

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

7/2

3rd

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Intrepide Sud

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

7/2

5th

6

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Intrepide Sud

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

7/1

Form: 4U6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
2-3 in points but he's yet to fire over hurdles; drops in trip this afternoon and likely to progress once eligible for handicaps.
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4th

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Move With The Beat

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

2-3 in points but he's yet to fire over hurdles; drops in trip this afternoon and likely to progress once eligible for handicaps.

12/1

4th

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Move With The Beat

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

2-3 in points but he's yet to fire over hurdles; drops in trip this afternoon and likely to progress once eligible for handicaps.

12/1

6th

6

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

Move With The Beat

11st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

2-3 in British points last spring but was a well-held fourth on his rules debut at Taunton last month and he didn't get very far at Hereford (unseated at first) last time; has been 28-1 for both his hurdles runs and remains best watched for now.

33/1

Form: 8

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Finished second in a point bumper in November (2m, good to soft); 28-1 and dropped away quickly in a bumper here on his rules/stable debut in February; makes hurdle debut with something to prove.
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3rd

6

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Impecunious

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Bettered low-key hurdling debut when keeping on strongly for second at Stratford (2m, good) 11 days ago; that form probably isn't anything out of the ordinary but further progress is possible.

5/1

3rd

6

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Impecunious

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Bettered low-key hurdling debut when keeping on strongly for second at Stratford (2m, good) 11 days ago; that form probably isn't anything out of the ordinary but further progress is possible.

5/1

2nd

7

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:40 Stratford

Impecunious

11st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Mixed form in three starts (point/bumper/hurdle); the latest effort wasn't devoid of promise but he may do better in handicaps later on.

16/1

Form: 68

Last run: 80 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in a mares' bumper at Warwick on debut and again at Chepstow on January's hurdle debut; bred to do better at some point but significant improvement is required to feature here.
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7th

1

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Apples Moon

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Well held in both bumpers and same story on hurdling debut when sixth of nine at Exeter (2m, good; 50-1) last month; opposable.

33/1

7th

1

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Apples Moon

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Well held in both bumpers and same story on hurdling debut when sixth of nine at Exeter (2m, good; 50-1) last month; opposable.

33/1

6th

9

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Apples Moon

10st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Well beaten in a mares' bumper at Warwick on debut and again at Chepstow on January's hurdle debut; bred to do better at some point but significant improvement is required to feature here.

25/1

Form: 270

Last run: 87 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Point winner who finished second in a Sedgefield bumper on his rules debut last October; two hurdle efforts leave him with plenty to prove though.
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7th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Vision De Maine

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Point winner who finished second in a Sedgefield bumper on his rules debut last October; two hurdle efforts leave him with plenty to prove though.

20/1

7th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Vision De Maine

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Point winner who finished second in a Sedgefield bumper on his rules debut last October; two hurdle efforts leave him with plenty to prove though.

20/1

Form: 466

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Minor promise in a heavy-ground bumper in January; less good the following month and again finished remote on his hurdle debut last month; hard to recommend.
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9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Brave Ruler

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Polly Gundry

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 1st

33/1

9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:25 Exeter

Brave Ruler

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Polly Gundry

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 1st

33/1

6th

2

18th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

14:13 Fontwell

Brave Ruler

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

Out of an unraced sister to useful jumper Parsnip Pete; shaped quite well when fourth in heavy-ground Chepstow bumper in January but his run in a similar race there last month was disappointing; makes hurdling debut here.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
100-1 when tailed off in a bumper here eight weeks ago (heavy); can't be recommended.
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6th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Break Heart Hill

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Fiona Shaw

Second foal; unraced dam out of French maiden, is granddaughter of useful 5f performer Lady Jester; probably best watched on debut.

66/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £3.40
Straight Forecast £4.20
Trifecta £12.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vincenzo

D Express:

Vision De Maine

WEST COUNTRY:

Intrepide Sud

RP RATINGS:

Vincenzo

TOPSPEED:

Vincenzo

POSTDATA:

Vincenzo

The Times:

Vincenzo

Telegraph:

Vincenzo

The Guardian:

Vincenzo

Daily Mail:

Vincenzo

Daily Mirror:

Vincenzo

The Sun:

Vincenzo

The Star:

Vincenzo

Daily Record:

Vincenzo