April 19 / 16.55 Exeter

16.55

Good To Soft

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

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

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 6

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Out of 2m2f hurdle winner in France; had soft ground to contend with on 2m5f debut here last month and he couldn't hold his position; combination of this lesser test and the experience could see much better today.
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1st

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:55 Exeter

Saint Cyr De Pail

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

raced in second, good jump and led 4th, ran green and wandered around 2 out, mistake last, faced challenge and bumped run-in, kept on

12/1

1st

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:55 Exeter

Saint Cyr De Pail

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

raced in second, good jump and led 4th, ran green and wandered around 2 out, mistake last, faced challenge and bumped run-in, kept on

12/1

6th

5

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Saint Cyr De Pail

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

midfield

8/1

Form: 126 D

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Failed to shine in a soft-ground Fontwell novice in January but seen to much better effect on good ground previously, winning a Worcester bumper last June and running to a useful level on hurdle debut at Hereford (2m) in November; the one to beat if the ground proves suitable.
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2nd

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:55 Exeter

Johnny Blue

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

led at steady pace, headed and pressed winner 4th, not fluent 3 out, challenging when hung right and bumped rival run-in, kept on

8/11

2nd

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:55 Exeter

Johnny Blue

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

led at steady pace, headed and pressed winner 4th, not fluent 3 out, challenging when hung right and bumped rival run-in, kept on

8/11

6

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

Johnny Blue

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Narrowly won good-ground Worcester bumper on debut last June and made pretty good start to hurdling career when clear second to useful rival at Hereford (2m, good) in November; has a significant role to play if suited by the increased emphasis on stamina here.

2/1

10/1

Form: 784

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
In the rear in two bumpers this winter but there was more promise in his hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, soft) last month; can progress again with this stiffer test at the trip expected to suit.
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7th

7

14th Jul 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:00 Stratford

Bathgate

11st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

0-5; seemed to run well in Exeter maiden hurdle (2m) on final start for Tom Weston; down the field in Cartmel handicap (33-1) for new stable and needs to improve markedly on that effort.

16/1

9th

11

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

16:47 Cartmel

Bathgate

11st 0lb

J: Mr Shay Halton

T: Philip Kirby

Showed promise to make the frame in a pair of 2m maiden hurdles this spring for Tom Weston, a running-on third at Exeter on the latter occasion; since changed hands for £14,000 and he's much respected now going handicapping for his new stable.

7/1

3rd

9

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:55 Exeter

Bathgate

10st 10lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Tom Weston

In the rear in two bumpers this winter but there was more promise in his hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, soft) last month; can progress again with this stiffer test at the trip expected to suit.

10/1

Form: 6-6506

Last run: 122 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Signs of some ability in a good-ground bumper last spring and perhaps soft ground has held him back in his most recent novice hurdles; handicaps still likely to be the way to go, though.
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7th

15

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Tiger Blade

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Harriet Brown

Six-race maiden who has been beaten 40l or more in his four hurdle runs at up to 2m5f; now switches to a handicap but he's out of the weights and needs plenty of progress back up in trip.

33/1

7th

15

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Tiger Blade

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Harriet Brown

Six-race maiden who has been beaten 40l or more in his four hurdle runs at up to 2m5f; now switches to a handicap but he's out of the weights and needs plenty of progress back up in trip.

33/1

4th

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:55 Exeter

Tiger Blade

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Harriet Brown

held up in rear, outpaced 4th, weakened 3 out, tailed off

150/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Out of half-sister to high-class Flat stayer Sergeant Cecil and useful chaser Graduation Night but he finished a long way back on his hurdle debut at Taunton last week (250-1); best watched for now.
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4

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Giddy Up

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Well beaten at triple-digit odds on first two hurdling starts (both last month); needs addition of cheekpieces to make a massive difference.

100/1

4

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Giddy Up

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Well beaten at triple-digit odds on first two hurdling starts (both last month); needs addition of cheekpieces to make a massive difference.

100/1

Non-runners

Dunbulcan Bay, Lost In The Mist, Wild Grouse, Reely Delightful

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast £9.55

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Johnny Blue

WEST COUNTRY:

Lost In The Mist

RP RATINGS:

Johnny Blue

POSTDATA:

Johnny Blue

LAMBOURN:

Johnny Blue

The Times:

Johnny Blue

Telegraph:

Johnny Blue

The Guardian:

Johnny Blue

Daily Mail:

Johnny Blue

D Express:

Johnny Blue

Daily Mirror:

Johnny Blue

The Sun:

Johnny Blue

The Star:

Johnny Blue

Daily Record:

Johnny Blue