May 20 / 16.13 Newton Abbot

16.13

Soft

Racing Partnership Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5624.26
  • 2m 2f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Racing Partnership Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 43534- BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
0-11 over hurdles and not making any progress but was placed twice at Taunton (2m3f/2m) towards end of last season and continues to edge down the weights; major player if first-time cheekpieces have any positive effect.
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3rd

1

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

17:23 Stratford

Winterwatch

11st 8lb

J: Miss Megan Bevan

T: Harry Fry

Took 12 goes to get off the mark over hurdles but it was very easy under Megan Bevan in a 2m2f handicap at Newton Abbot 12 days ago when in first-time cheekpieces; that was on good ground but he can deal with it softer; strong form claims even with the penalty.

7/4

1st

2

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Winterwatch

11st 11lb

J: Miss Megan Bevan

T: Harry Fry

0-11 over hurdles and not making any progress but was placed twice at Taunton (2m3f/2m) towards end of last season and continues to edge down the weights; major player if first-time cheekpieces have any positive effect.

9/4

1st

2

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Winterwatch

11st 11lb

J: Miss Megan Bevan

T: Harry Fry

0-11 over hurdles and not making any progress but was placed twice at Taunton (2m3f/2m) towards end of last season and continues to edge down the weights; major player if first-time cheekpieces have any positive effect.

9/4

5/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 44-

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Shaped with significant promise before weakening into fourth on last month's rules debut at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft), and was not discredited when filling same position behind two useful rivals at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) a week later; open to improvement in handicaps; interesting.
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3rd

8

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Culligran

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Travelled well for a long way before weakening into third at Southwell (2m4f, good) last month and has now been placed in both handicaps; today's drop back in trip could be the right move; shortlisted.

8/1

3rd

5

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:55 Southwell

Culligran

10st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

No match for clear winner when second on handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) three weeks ago but that still goes down as a good effort and she might have a bigger run in her over today's longer trip.

7/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 38/32-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Made underwhelming stable/hurdle debut when well-held third in a seller in January, but last month's keeping-on second at Chepstow (2m, good) was much better and he's open to further progress in handicaps.
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4th

4

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

13:30 Stratford

Lost In The Mist

11st 8lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Martin Keighley

In the frame all four hurdling starts, the last twice in good-ground handicaps this spring (2m2f/2m6f); drops back in trip with cheekpieces added today; might still have a bigger run in him.

7/2

4th

1

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

21:00 Stratford

Lost In The Mist

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Martin Keighley

This longer trip is worth a go after staying on over 2m2f at Newton Abbot 12 days ago (good) but he looks vulnerable to something better handicapped.

5/1

3rd

3

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Lost In The Mist

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Made underwhelming stable/hurdle debut when well-held third in a seller in January, but last month's keeping-on second at Chepstow (2m, good) was much better and he's open to further progress in handicaps.

5/1

Form: 00/90-

Last run: 247 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
0-7 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and signed off there with some disappointing Flat runs in the autumn; probably best watched on stable debut.
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12th

3

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

20:25 Newton Abbot

Bears Hug

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jimmy Frost

0-7 over hurdles when trained in Ireland but won twice on the Flat there and made quite encouraging stable debut when fourth here (2m2f, good) last month; not out of this if that recent outing has brought him on.

16/1

4th

4

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Bears Hug

11st 9lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Jimmy Frost

0-7 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and signed off there with some disappointing Flat runs in the autumn; probably best watched on stable debut.

16/1

4th

4

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Bears Hug

11st 9lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Jimmy Frost

0-7 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and signed off there with some disappointing Flat runs in the autumn; probably best watched on stable debut.

16/1

Form: 7P083-

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
With a good stable but is 0-6 over hurdles and has tended to spoil his chance with sketchy jumping and by refusing to settle; didn't achieve a great deal when remote third in uncompetitive Chepstow maiden last month; others are much less risky.
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5th

7

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Hour Star

10st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

With a good stable but is 0-6 over hurdles and has tended to spoil his chance with sketchy jumping and by refusing to settle; didn't achieve a great deal when remote third in uncompetitive Chepstow maiden last month; others are much less risky.

10/1

5th

7

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Hour Star

10st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

With a good stable but is 0-6 over hurdles and has tended to spoil his chance with sketchy jumping and by refusing to settle; didn't achieve a great deal when remote third in uncompetitive Chepstow maiden last month; others are much less risky.

10/1

3rd

4

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

19:10 Chepstow

Hour Star

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

With a good stable but has tended to spoil his chance with sketchy jumping and by refusing to settle, the last twice in low-grade handicaps; remains a risky option.

25/1

Form: P/009/

Last run: 515 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Struggled off lowly marks in three handicap hurdles towards end of 2022 and absent since heavy defeat on AW in January 2023; 32lb out of the weights here; could be considered only if lively in the betting.
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5th

11

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

18:40 Stratford

Angus De Bull

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Ryan Potter

Tailed off at Newton Abbot in May, after long absence, and is again a long way out of the handicap here; considered only if lively in betting.

33/1

6th

10

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Angus De Bull

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Ryan Potter

Struggled off lowly marks in three handicap hurdles towards end of 2022 and absent since heavy defeat on AW in January 2023; 32lb out of the weights here; could be considered only if lively in the betting.

33/1

6th

10

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Angus De Bull

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Ryan Potter

Struggled off lowly marks in three handicap hurdles towards end of 2022 and absent since heavy defeat on AW in January 2023; 32lb out of the weights here; could be considered only if lively in the betting.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: /2220/

Last run: 511 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
0-7 over hurdles and absent since a disappointing run in December 2022, but was runner-up on handicap debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) two starts ago and is now 6lb lower; will be dangerous if ready to roll.
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1

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Light Em Up Nigel

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

0-7 over hurdles and absent since a disappointing run in December 2022, but was runner-up on handicap debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) two starts ago and is now 6lb lower; will be dangerous if ready to roll.

7/2

1

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Light Em Up Nigel

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

0-7 over hurdles and absent since a disappointing run in December 2022, but was runner-up on handicap debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) two starts ago and is now 6lb lower; will be dangerous if ready to roll.

7/2

Form: 55P0-7

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in two 2m handicaps this spring and has now been unplaced all nine hurdling starts; very difficult to enthuse over.
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8

1st Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:25 Worcester

Always Force It

10st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Harriet Brown

0-12 and well beaten on both starts over fences; the hood (worn three times) returns with first-time cheekpieces; others are more persuasive.

50/1

6th

6

12th Jun 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

16:13 Fontwell

Always Force It

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Harriet Brown

fractious at the post, held up in rear, brief headway 13th, outpaced and lost ground quickly 3 out, lost touch 2 out, tailed off

50/1

9th

12

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

12:40 Worcester

Always Force It

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Harriet Brown

held up in rear but in touch with leaders

50/1

Form: /9P/P-

Last run: 110 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
10yo maiden who has been very lightly raced in recent years and was pulled up on three of his last four appearances; sports first-time blinkers here; can't be recommended.
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8

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Zulu

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gail Haywood

pressed leader, reminder after 1st, lost position and reminders 2nd, dropped to last before 3rd, hung right and tailed off after 4th, soon pulled up

33/1

8

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Zulu

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gail Haywood

10yo maiden who has been very lightly raced in recent years and was pulled up on three of his last four appearances; sports first-time blinkers here; can't be recommended.

50/1

8

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Zulu

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gail Haywood

10yo maiden who has been very lightly raced in recent years and was pulled up on three of his last four appearances; sports first-time blinkers here; can't be recommended.

50/1

Form: 5774-U

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Three-time AW winner in Ireland; just a respectable fourth of seven on last month's handicap debut at Hereford (2m, soft) and unseated rider at first flight on latest outing; 2lb wrong here; improvement needed.
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9

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Grandmaster Flash

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Three-time AW winner in Ireland; just a respectable fourth of seven on last month's handicap debut at Hereford (2m, soft) and unseated rider at first flight on latest outing; 2lb wrong here; improvement needed.

15/2

9

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Grandmaster Flash

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Three-time AW winner in Ireland; just a respectable fourth of seven on last month's handicap debut at Hereford (2m, soft) and unseated rider at first flight on latest outing; 2lb wrong here; improvement needed.

15/2

7

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

Grandmaster Flash

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Three AW wins at up to 2m in his Irish days; he used to be useful in that sphere and although he's gone the wrong over the last year, there have been only four runs over hurdles; needs much better than his fourth of seven on handicap hurdle debut (2m; 16-1) last time but this is a longer trip.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £25.30
Straight Forecast £23.31
Tricast £90.04
Trifecta £119.60

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Winterwatch

Telegraph:

Lost In The Mist

POSTDATA:

Hour Star

The Star:

Angus De Bull

SPOTLIGHT:

Light Em Up Nigel

WEST COUNTRY:

Winterwatch

The Times:

Winterwatch

The Guardian:

Winterwatch

Daily Mirror:

Winterwatch

Daily Mail:

Lost In The Mist

D Express:

Lost In The Mist

The Sun:

Lost In The Mist

Daily Record:

Lost In The Mist