April 20 / 15.25 Bangor-on-Dee

15.25

Soft

Camden Stout Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Camden Stout Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 6631 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful on the Flat and has improved with experience over hurdles; drew clear on run-in to make winning handicap debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) this month and has plenty of scope for further progress; good chance.
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2nd

2

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

19:15 Huntingdon

Balhambar

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Opening hurdles mark looked attractive considering his peak Flat RPRs, and comfortable successes this month at Ludlow and (last Saturday) Bangor have proved as much; 1lb well in under the penalty, and this quicker surface will hold no terrors for a winner on good in his previous vocation.

Evs

2nd

2

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

19:15 Huntingdon

Balhambar

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Opening hurdles mark looked attractive considering his peak Flat RPRs, and comfortable successes this month at Ludlow and (last Saturday) Bangor have proved as much; 1lb well in under the penalty, and this quicker surface will hold no terrors for a winner on good in his previous vocation.

Evs

1st

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Balhambar

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Fairly useful on the Flat and has improved with experience over hurdles; drew clear on run-in to make winning handicap debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) this month and has plenty of scope for further progress; good chance.

5/2

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4/3381 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful Flat-racer who came good over hurdles with clearcut success at Newbury (2m, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) last month; might be seen to even better effect if the ground dries out here; likely contender.
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2nd

3

15th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Bucephalus

11st 11lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Neil Mulholland

Fairly useful Flat-racer; mixed record in his eight runs over hurdles but he won a Newbury handicap (2m, heavy) in March and was runner-up at Bangor (2m, soft) last time; a 2lb rise for that clear second looks fair and he still has potential in this sphere; shortlisted.

11/2

2nd

3

15th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Bucephalus

11st 11lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Neil Mulholland

Fairly useful Flat-racer; mixed record in his eight runs over hurdles but he won a Newbury handicap (2m, heavy) in March and was runner-up at Bangor (2m, soft) last time; a 2lb rise for that clear second looks fair and he still has potential in this sphere; shortlisted.

11/2

2nd

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Bucephalus

12st 0lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Fairly useful Flat-racer who came good over hurdles with clearcut success at Newbury (2m, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) last month; might be seen to even better effect if the ground dries out here; likely contender.

9/2

Form: 43

Last run: 86 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Safely held when making the frame in two juvenile hurdles in January (about 44l behind Torneo on latter occasion) and not obviously well treated on this handicap debut but his two promising Flat runs in Ireland last year offer hope he might be capable of better in this sphere.
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8th

6

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Silverbridge

10st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders

13/2

6th

6

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Silverbridge

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Stepped up on his qualifying efforts when third of ten at Bangor on his handicap debut 19 days ago (2m, soft); the first two there were both progressive and the form has a solid look to it; can do better over this extra distance.

100/30

6th

6

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Silverbridge

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Stepped up on his qualifying efforts when third of ten at Bangor on his handicap debut 19 days ago (2m, soft); the first two there were both progressive and the form has a solid look to it; can do better over this extra distance.

100/30

Form: 2-1454 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won Sedgefield maiden (2mf, soft) on stable/hurdle debut in November but has not yet kicked on from that success, and his first two handicap runs were no better than respectable; needs help from the first-time cheekpieces here.
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6

20th Jul 2024

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

15:50 Market Rasen

Thank You Blue

11st 9lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

Lightly raced maiden hurdle winner; made some late headway to be beaten 23l on switch to fences at Cartmel (2m1f, good) but he was soon on the back foot after not jumping well; will need to find greater fluency here.

14/1

3rd

1

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 61y

Class 4

16:20 Cartmel

Thank You Blue

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

Won a Sedgefield maiden hurdle on return from a break last November (2m1f, soft); didn't progress when going handicapping (including in cheekpieces); bit to prove on chase debut (usual tongue-tie left off).

8/1

Form: 433647

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Placed off 2lb higher over C&D (good) on last summer's handicap debut but absent since a poor run in November and the ground may not dry out quickly enough for him today; had wind op in December; tongue-tie added.
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3rd

2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Trick Of The Tail

11st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Never looked dangerous when well-held fifth here (2m, soft) last month, after a break, and now 0-10 over hurdles; getting back on good ground ought to be in his favour but others have more pressing claims.

14/1

3rd

2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Trick Of The Tail

11st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Never looked dangerous when well-held fifth here (2m, soft) last month, after a break, and now 0-10 over hurdles; getting back on good ground ought to be in his favour but others have more pressing claims.

14/1

5th

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Trick Of The Tail

11st 1lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Placed off 2lb higher over C&D (good) on last summer's handicap debut but absent since a poor run in November and the ground may not dry out quickly enough for him today; had wind op in December; tongue-tie added.

16/1

Form: 2312 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Made all for wide-margin success in Wetherby juvenile hurdle (2m, soft) in January and ran well in defeat on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m1f, heavy) the following month; has a tendency to race a bit too freely but, otherwise, his claims are pretty solid.
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6th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Torneo

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

Made all for wide-margin success in Wetherby juvenile hurdle (2m, soft) in January and ran well in defeat on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m1f, heavy) the following month; has a tendency to race a bit too freely but, otherwise, his claims are pretty solid.

5/1

6th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Torneo

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

Made all for wide-margin success in Wetherby juvenile hurdle (2m, soft) in January and ran well in defeat on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m1f, heavy) the following month; has a tendency to race a bit too freely but, otherwise, his claims are pretty solid.

5/1

Form: PU26

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner in 2022; ran well for a long way in Hereford maiden hurdle (2m3f, soft) on last month's stable debut but raced awkwardly and lost ground quickly when coming under pressure; sports refitted tongue-tie/cheekpieces for this handicap debut; still unexposed but comes with risk.
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4th

1

1st Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Worcester

The Sad Shepherd

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in rear, headway 4 out, no extra from last

4/1

3rd

3

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

18:48 Bangor-on-Dee

The Sad Shepherd

11st 3lb

J: David Bass

T: Alastair Ralph

Irish point winner; sold out of Stuart Crawford's stable for 16,000gns in July 2023; still unexposed in handicaps and ran a promising race returning to better ground when a close third at Stratford (2m2f, good) last month; only 1lb higher here and he's not ruled out.

7/1

Form: 35146P D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Caused 28-1 surprise at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in December, his fifth start over hurdles, but seems to have lost his way this year and drying ground may not be ideal for him here; tongue-tie fitted.
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3rd

4

26th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Worcester

Present Fair

11st 11lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Has lost his way since winning off today's mark at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in December and is not sure to be suited by the much quicker conditions here; had another wind op (his second) after latest run; others look safer.

33/1

8th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Present Fair

11st 7lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Caused 28-1 surprise at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in December, his fifth start over hurdles, but seems to have lost his way this year and drying ground may not be ideal for him here; tongue-tie fitted.

20/1

8th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Present Fair

11st 7lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Caused 28-1 surprise at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in December, his fifth start over hurdles, but seems to have lost his way this year and drying ground may not be ideal for him here; tongue-tie fitted.

20/1

Form: 6483P

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Kept on steadily for third in Sedgefield maiden (2m1f, soft) in February but was pulled up after some sloppy jumping at Huntingdon last month and has been deserted by Brian Hughes on this handicap debut.
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9th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Badlands Boy

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Kept on steadily for third in Sedgefield maiden (2m1f, soft) in February but was pulled up after some sloppy jumping at Huntingdon last month and has been deserted by Brian Hughes on this handicap debut.

12/1

9th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Badlands Boy

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Kept on steadily for third in Sedgefield maiden (2m1f, soft) in February but was pulled up after some sloppy jumping at Huntingdon last month and has been deserted by Brian Hughes on this handicap debut.

12/1

2

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:10 Huntingdon

Badlands Boy

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

0-4, best efforts when fourth in Ludlow bumper in December and third in Sedgefield maiden hurdle (2m1f, soft; eyecatcher) five weeks ago; again has frame possibilities.

13/2

Form: 1-0756 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Won a junior hurdle last season but chasing didn't go to plan in December (two attempts) and he was well beaten when switched back to hurdling last month; cheekpieces added today; needs to get career back on track.
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5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Our Follet

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Richard Hobson

Won a junior hurdle last season but chasing didn't go to plan in December (two attempts) and he was well beaten when switched back to hurdling last month; cheekpieces added today; needs to get career back on track.

20/1

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Our Follet

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Richard Hobson

Won a junior hurdle last season but chasing didn't go to plan in December (two attempts) and he was well beaten when switched back to hurdling last month; cheekpieces added today; needs to get career back on track.

20/1

6th

11

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Our Follet

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Won a junior hurdle in early 2023 and remains lightly raced but began chasing career with two very disappointing runs in December and it's hard to know what to expect from him on this handicap hurdle debut.

20/1

Non-runners

Camarrate

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £5.30
Straight Forecast £5.25
Tricast £40.53
Trifecta £48.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Balhambar

LAMBOURN:

Torneo

The Times:

Camarrate

WEST COUNTRY:

Our Follet

POSTDATA:

Bucephalus

The Sun:

Torneo

Daily Record:

Camarrate

RP RATINGS:

Balhambar

TOPSPEED:

Balhambar

Telegraph:

Balhambar

The Guardian:

Balhambar

Daily Mail:

Balhambar

D Express:

Balhambar

Daily Mirror:

Balhambar

The Star:

Balhambar