April 21 / 15.02 Wincanton

15.02

Good

Royal Bath And West Show Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 1m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Royal Bath And West Show Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.15
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Inferior to some of these on the Flat but ran well in a Taunton novice last time behind a horse who is talented and no doubt highly progressive; thereabouts.
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1st

7

15th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Manuelito

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

0-7 on the Flat but he made it third-time lucky over hurdles when justifying support in Wincanton maiden (1m7f, good) last month; this is tougher on handicap hurdle debut but he did it in good style last time and should have more to offer in this sphere; effective on soft and he's respected for yard that won this last year.

5/1

1st

7

15th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

Manuelito

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

0-7 on the Flat but he made it third-time lucky over hurdles when justifying support in Wincanton maiden (1m7f, good) last month; this is tougher on handicap hurdle debut but he did it in good style last time and should have more to offer in this sphere; effective on soft and he's respected for yard that won this last year.

5/1

OUR TIP

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4-4

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Winning British pointer; respectable fourth in a bumper and was returning from 11 months off (and wind surgery) when fourth behind good horses in a novice at Newbury (good to soft); that form entitles him to major claims and he should improve.
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2nd

2

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

Im Ravenous

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Winning British pointer; respectable fourth in a bumper and was returning from 11 months off (and wind surgery) when fourth behind good horses in a novice at Newbury (good to soft); that form entitles him to major claims and he should improve.

2/1

2nd

2

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

Im Ravenous

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Winning British pointer; respectable fourth in a bumper and was returning from 11 months off (and wind surgery) when fourth behind good horses in a novice at Newbury (good to soft); that form entitles him to major claims and he should improve.

2/1

4th

5

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:40 Newbury

Im Ravenous

11st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Winning British pointer who finished fourth of 13 in his only bumper at Exeter last April and there's some substance to that form; goes hurdling in a new tongue-tie after wind surgery and surely has a lot more to offer.

5/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3 BF

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for 215,000gns after showing a good level of form at up to 1m4f for Richard Fahey (peak form with juice underfoot but handled good); still held the Triumph entry when a well-held third on hurdle debut at Taunton (soft) for which he was odds-on; some novicey jumping didn't help but he should be all the wiser here.
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3rd

6

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

Golden Move

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Bought for 215,000gns after showing a good level of form at up to 1m4f for Richard Fahey (peak form with juice underfoot but handled good); still held the Triumph entry when a well-held third on hurdle debut at Taunton (soft) for which he was odds-on; some novicey jumping didn't help but he should be all the wiser here.

6/4

3rd

6

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

Golden Move

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Bought for 215,000gns after showing a good level of form at up to 1m4f for Richard Fahey (peak form with juice underfoot but handled good); still held the Triumph entry when a well-held third on hurdle debut at Taunton (soft) for which he was odds-on; some novicey jumping didn't help but he should be all the wiser here.

6/4

15

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:00 Fakenham

Golden Move

10st 12lb

T: Paul Nicholls

Form: 95

Last run: 175 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Low-level Flat maiden who has been beaten 40l and 27l in her two runs over hurdles; one for handicaps.
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1st

2

(4)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

13:45 Bath

Al Sayah

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Neil Mulholland

Comes here firmly on the up over hurdles, emphatically landing 2m3f handicaps recently at Fontwell and Hereford; still low mileage in this sphere so she's a big player off a modest mark.

5/2

Form: 8

Last run: 80 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Capable Flat performer for David O'Meara, winning twice at about 7f but he seemed to stay 1m2f; posed no threat when 66-1 for stable/hurdle debut over C&D (good to soft; first-time hood) 80 days ago.
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7th

6

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Kentucky Bluegrass

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

Dual Flat winner at up to 7.5f; has improved with each start over hurdles and was third in a Hereford maiden (2m, good) latest; initial mark looks likely to demand another significant step up but no surprise if he is thereabouts.

8/1

3rd

9

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

17:20 Hereford

Kentucky Bluegrass

10st 12lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

Dual Flat winner for David O'Meara last spring (7f/7.5f; best RPR 82) but unable to land any sort of blow in two 1m7f Wincanton hurdles for new stable this year.

33/1

3rd

9

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

17:20 Hereford

Kentucky Bluegrass

10st 12lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

Dual Flat winner for David O'Meara last spring (7f/7.5f; best RPR 82) but unable to land any sort of blow in two 1m7f Wincanton hurdles for new stable this year.

33/1

Form: 5

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
The winner of three British points, having failed to win any of his 13 starts in that scene when based in Ireland; heavy ground perhaps not ideal when tailed off at 40-1 in a Ffos Las maiden (2m4f) in early February; still looks up against it here.
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6th

4

11th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

18:05 Southwell

Gouazec

11st 8lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: David Rees

towards rear

20/1

5th

6

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Gouazec

11st 3lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: David Rees

Won three consecutive points in February-April 2023 but was well beaten in two maiden hurdles (2m4f/1m7f) last season and faces another tough assignment here.

100/1

5th

6

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Gouazec

11st 3lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: David Rees

Won three consecutive points in February-April 2023 but was well beaten in two maiden hurdles (2m4f/1m7f) last season and faces another tough assignment here.

100/1

Form: P

Last run: 90 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict
Useful Flat handicapper for Ralph Beckett, winning over 1m2f and effective on slow and fast ground; sold for 52,000gns in October; pulled up on hurdling debut three months ago (soft) but absent since and should be capable of a lot better.
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7th

5

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

Baltic Voyage

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Useful Flat handicapper for Ralph Beckett, winning over 1m2f and effective on slow and fast ground; sold for 52,000gns in October; pulled up on hurdling debut three months ago (soft) but absent since and should be capable of a lot better.

14/1

7th

5

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

Baltic Voyage

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Useful Flat handicapper for Ralph Beckett, winning over 1m2f and effective on slow and fast ground; sold for 52,000gns in October; pulled up on hurdling debut three months ago (soft) but absent since and should be capable of a lot better.

14/1

0

2

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Warwick

Baltic Voyage

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Useful Flat handicapper for Ralph Beckett, his peak RPR of 91 achieved when winning a 1m2f handicap at Ripon last July (soft); sold for 52,000gns in October; has the raw ability to make a useful hurdler but he was prone to over-racing on the Flat and he'll need to settle better now changing code; tongue tied for the first time.

11/2

Form: 10 D

Last run: 91 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Belied 150-1 odds when getting up in final strides in AW bumper in November and it was a strong race in which she struggled back at Lingfield three months ago; should make a hurdler but others preferred in this field.
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8th

4

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

Ask Her Out

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Belied 150-1 odds when getting up in final strides in AW bumper in November and it was a strong race in which she struggled back at Lingfield three months ago; should make a hurdler but others preferred in this field.

50/1

8th

4

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

Ask Her Out

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Belied 150-1 odds when getting up in final strides in AW bumper in November and it was a strong race in which she struggled back at Lingfield three months ago; should make a hurdler but others preferred in this field.

50/1

11th

6

21st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:05 Lingfield (AW)

Ask Her Out

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Belied 150-1 odds when getting up in final strides against males on debut over C&D in November; has since left Richard Rowe; now carries 4lb penalty and others have more substance to their form, but she's open to improvement and the fact she's proven here is a plus; not ruled out on stable debut.

16/1

Form: 5935

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a point; has hinted at winning potential under rules but got no closer than 13l in his four runs (two bumpers/two hurdles) and likely to be placed at best here.
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3

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

The Northernlights

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

Runner-up in a point; has hinted at winning potential under rules but got no closer than 13l in his four runs (two bumpers/two hurdles) and likely to be placed at best here.

8/1

3

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

The Northernlights

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

Runner-up in a point; has hinted at winning potential under rules but got no closer than 13l in his four runs (two bumpers/two hurdles) and likely to be placed at best here.

8/1

5th

6

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

The Northernlights

11st 3lb

J: James Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

Has ability, having finished fifth of 15 in a Cheltenham bumper and third of 13 in a soft-ground novice at Warwick; has place claims once more but relying on Navajo Indy being off his game if he's to make the breakthrough.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £12.50
Straight Forecast £12.33
Trifecta £17.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Golden Move

RP RATINGS:

I'm Ravenous

POSTDATA:

Manuelito

WEST COUNTRY:

Golden Move

The Times:

Golden Move

The Star:

Golden Move

Telegraph:

Manuelito

Daily Record:

Manuelito

D Express:

I'm Ravenous

Daily Mirror:

I'm Ravenous

The Sun:

I'm Ravenous