May 20 / 14.13 Newton Abbot

14.13

Soft

newtonabbotracing.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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newtonabbotracing.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: P2-

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Went close on Irish point debut in March 2023 and left disappointing rules debut a long way behind when 100-1 second at Warwick (2m3f, good) last month; that form already makes him a leading contender and he ought to have more improvement to come.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Fortified Fortune

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Went close on Irish point debut in March 2023 and left disappointing rules debut a long way behind when 100-1 second at Warwick (2m3f, good) last month; that form already makes him a leading contender and he ought to have more improvement to come.

13/8

1st

2

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Fortified Fortune

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Went close on Irish point debut in March 2023 and left disappointing rules debut a long way behind when 100-1 second at Warwick (2m3f, good) last month; that form already makes him a leading contender and he ought to have more improvement to come.

13/8

2nd

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Warwick

Fortified Fortune

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

in touch with leaders

20/1

OUR TIP

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 28412- D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Built upon encouraging hurdle debut when ridden-out winner of Exeter maiden (2m, soft) in March, and probably ran at least as well when second of four over same C&D (heavy) on handicap debut a fortnight later; has a big role to play if coping with the drying ground.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Pirates Tale

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jimmy Frost

Built upon encouraging hurdle debut when ridden-out winner of Exeter maiden (2m, soft) in March, and probably ran at least as well when second of four over same C&D (heavy) on handicap debut a fortnight later; has a big role to play if coping with the drying ground.

7/2

2nd

1

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Pirates Tale

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jimmy Frost

Built upon encouraging hurdle debut when ridden-out winner of Exeter maiden (2m, soft) in March, and probably ran at least as well when second of four over same C&D (heavy) on handicap debut a fortnight later; has a big role to play if coping with the drying ground.

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 85-2

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
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.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
72,000euros 3yo; fourth foal; half-brother to useful Irish chaser Handsworth; dam unraced sister to high-class jumper Bog Warrior; one of two newcomers representing Joe Tizzard; market may guide.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Sea Warrior

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

72,000euros 3yo; fourth foal; half-brother to useful Irish chaser Handsworth; dam unraced sister to high-class jumper Bog Warrior; one of two newcomers representing Joe Tizzard; market may guide.

10/1

4th

7

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Sea Warrior

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

72,000euros 3yo; fourth foal; half-brother to useful Irish chaser Handsworth; dam unraced sister to high-class jumper Bog Warrior; one of two newcomers representing Joe Tizzard; market may guide.

10/1

Form: /499-6

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in two good-ground bumpers in 2022; always behind in first two hurdle races but caught the eye of the stewards when keeping on steadily for sixth at Stratford (2m, good) 11 days ago; can probably progress again.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Get The Value

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Placed in two good-ground bumpers in 2022; always behind in first two hurdle races but caught the eye of the stewards when keeping on steadily for sixth at Stratford (2m, good) 11 days ago; can probably progress again.

16/1

5th

3

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Get The Value

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Placed in two good-ground bumpers in 2022; always behind in first two hurdle races but caught the eye of the stewards when keeping on steadily for sixth at Stratford (2m, good) 11 days ago; can probably progress again.

16/1

Form: 4958-

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Displayed promise in two of her three bumpers but was soundly beaten when 150-1 for recent hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f).
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

14

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Dropitlikeitshot

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Chris Honour

Displayed promise in two of her three bumpers but was soundly beaten when 150-1 for recent hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f).

66/1

6th

14

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Dropitlikeitshot

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Chris Honour

Displayed promise in two of her three bumpers but was soundly beaten when 150-1 for recent hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f).

66/1

Form: 234P-

Last run: 153 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made the frame in three run-of-the-mill bumpers on good/good to soft last summer, but struggled to get competitive (albeit on soft ground) when a big-priced outsider for hurdlng debut in December.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Dontmesswithme

10st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Syd Hosie

Close up in a bumper here on debut but that's weak form and she's shown nothing in three hurdle starts since, tailed off when fitted with a tongue-tie over C&D last month; opposable on handicap debut.

12/1

6th

7

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

14:40 Newton Abbot

Dontmesswithme

10st 9lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Syd Hosie

Close up in a bumper here on debut but that's weak form and she's shown nothing in either hurdle start (1m7f, soft; 2m1f, good); now tongue tied; opposable.

33/1

7th

13

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Dontmesswithme

10st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

Made the frame in three run-of-the-mill bumpers on good/good to soft last summer, but struggled to get competitive (albeit on soft ground) when a big-priced outsider for hurdlng debut in December.

50/1

Form: 96-

Last run: 142 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in low-grade Flat handicaps for Jedd O'Keeffe last season but didn't show a great deal in two juvenile hurdles for this stable towards end of last year.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Future Times

10st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Gordon Edwards

Placed in low-grade Flat handicaps for Jedd O'Keeffe last season but didn't show a great deal in two juvenile hurdles for this stable towards end of last year.

66/1

8th

9

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Future Times

10st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Gordon Edwards

Placed in low-grade Flat handicaps for Jedd O'Keeffe last season but didn't show a great deal in two juvenile hurdles for this stable towards end of last year.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal; dam bumper/3m1f hurdle winner, half-sister to bumper/Flat/hurdle winner Alphabetical Order and two other hurdle winners; wears a tongue-tie; stable's other newcomer Sea Warrior appeals more on paper.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Tractor Jack

10st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

First foal; dam bumper/3m1f hurdle winner, half-sister to bumper/Flat/hurdle winner Alphabetical Order and two other hurdle winners; wears a tongue-tie; stable's other newcomer Sea Warrior appeals more on paper.

20/1

9th

11

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Tractor Jack

10st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

First foal; dam bumper/3m1f hurdle winner, half-sister to bumper/Flat/hurdle winner Alphabetical Order and two other hurdle winners; wears a tongue-tie; stable's other newcomer Sea Warrior appeals more on paper.

20/1

Form: 05-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at triple-digit odds on first two hurdling starts (both last month); needs addition of cheekpieces to make a massive difference.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

Form: 87-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Safely held in two bumpers towards end of last season and can only be watched on hurdling debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

14:40 Newton Abbot

Henry Pick

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sue Gardner

Down the field in two bumpers and 250-1 when pulled up here on hurdling debut.

100/1

5

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Henry Pick

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sue Gardner

Safely held in two bumpers towards end of last season and can only be watched on hurdling debut.

100/1

5

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Henry Pick

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sue Gardner

Safely held in two bumpers towards end of last season and can only be watched on hurdling debut.

100/1

Form: 52-

Last run: 328 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Displayed significant promise in two conditions hurdles on very soft ground at Auteuil last June, latterly when close second to a subsequent Grade 3 winner; makes British debut after 11-month absence, and on faster ground, but it will be interesting to see how he fares.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

LudOr

10st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Tom Symonds

Displayed significant promise in two conditions hurdles on very soft ground at Auteuil last June, latterly when close second to a subsequent Grade 3 winner; makes British debut after 11-month absence, and on faster ground, but it will be interesting to see how he fares.

7/2

10

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

LudOr

10st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Tom Symonds

Displayed significant promise in two conditions hurdles on very soft ground at Auteuil last June, latterly when close second to a subsequent Grade 3 winner; makes British debut after 11-month absence, and on faster ground, but it will be interesting to see how he fares.

7/2

11

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:40 Stratford

LudOr

11st 1lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Tom Symonds

Ex-French 4yo who had two runs at Auteuil last June, better effort when solid second (behind subsequent Grade 3 scorer) latest; leading contender provided that form is transferred to British soil.

7/4

Form: 86P-

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in both bumpers last season and pulled up when 200-1 for recent hurdling debut (2m3f).
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

17:45 Newton Abbot

Demelza Carne

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Shown no worthwhile form in her bumpers or in three starts over hurdles; goes up in trip on handicap debut but hard to make a case.

20/1

7th

2

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:28 Newton Abbot

Demelza Carne

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Nothing positive to take out of her runs in two bumpers and as many hurdle starts.

33/1

12

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:13 Newton Abbot

Demelza Carne

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Well beaten in both bumpers last season and pulled up when 200-1 for recent hurdling debut (2m3f).

100/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £5.30
Straight Forecast £4.68
Trifecta £13.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fortified Fortune

WEST COUNTRY:

Pirates' Tale

The Guardian:

Lud'or

Daily Mail:

Pirates' Tale

D Express:

Pirates' Tale

Daily Record:

Pirates' Tale

The Sun:

Lud'or

RP RATINGS:

Fortified Fortune

POSTDATA:

Fortified Fortune

The Times:

Fortified Fortune

Telegraph:

Fortified Fortune

Daily Mirror:

Fortified Fortune

The Star:

Fortified Fortune