14:10 Newton Abbot Wed 14 August 2019

  • Visit attheraces.com Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 2f 110y, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£4,809.002nd£1,412.003rd£706.004th£353.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 31.7sOff time:14:10:41
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1
711-10OR: 133
2/7

Smart Flat performer who appears to have taken well to hurdles for this yard going 2-2 so far with wins coming at Southwell and Uttoxeter. Defied a penalty in effortless fashion last time (travelled/jumped well); has to be a major player again.

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2
510-12OR: 79BF
10/1

Long-standing maiden when with Alan Bailey who has made very little impression for this new yard despite being well supported last time. Now back in novice company after running in handicaps; makes little appeal in this scenario.

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3
610-12OR:
125/1

One bumper and two hurdles runs to his name so far but there really hasn't been any sign of ability. Only beat one home last time over 2m at Ludlow; hard to make a solid case for him here, best watched.

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4
610-12OR:
50/1

Modest performer on the Flat when with David Thompson who offered even less when returning over hurdles for his new yard at Southwell last time. Going the wrong way on the Flat, appears to be doing the same over hurdles, limited appeal.

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5
510-12OR:
20/1

Two bumper runs separated by a break of eight weeks showed that he had some minor ability but was too inexperienced to show it properly. Now goes hurdling for the first time; should do better and is in good hands for the future.

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6
410-10OR:
6/1

Useful sort on the Flat when trained in Ireland but well below that level for this yard in the same sphere. Half-brother to a useful hurdler (Improvisation) so it's possible that a spell of hurdling may rekindle his spirits; not a market move.

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7
410-10OR:
25/1

Failed to get his head in front on eights starts under the Godolphin banner (became temperamental) before switching to hurdles for this yard. Went backwards from his hurdling debut last time; one to be slightly wary of.

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8
810-5OR:
40/1

A winner in point-to-points she was hardly prolific in that sphere (1-14) and only ran to a poor level when making her Rules debut over 2m6f here last month. Beaten 30L (100-1 chance) that form is hardly anything to enthuse over.

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9
710-5OR:
14/1

Pulled up in both her point-to-point starts she is a half-sister to the fairly useful chaser Harbour Court. Comes from a well respected and top yard so hard to put a line through; may well be seen to better effect under Rules, market to guide.

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10
1110-5OR: 91
11/1

Absent for over two years when making her recent comeback over 2m6f here last month finishing a sound but distant second to a long odds-on shot. Not disgraced that outing showed that she retains her ability; another place opportunity beckons.

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11
410-3OR:
80/1

Showed next to nothing in two bumpers earlier in the year before returning from a break in June to make her hurdles debut. Similar results produced on that occasion as in her two bumpers; hard to see her getting involved.

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12
410-3OR:
100/1

Well beaten in three bumpers starts the picture remained the same when given her hurdles debut at Ludlow. Showed little/no promise (well held); hard to see her making much impression here.

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Betting

Forecast

Pacify (2/7), Dawn Trouper (6/1), Gamekeeper Bill (10/1), Fleur Du Weld (11/1), Cuddle Up (14/1), Parkin (20/1), Returning Glory (25/1), Bluebell Sally (40/1), London Glory (50/1), Bella Beau (80/1), Youvebrokenmydream (100/1), Lil Lazarus (125/1)

Verdict

The double penalty gained by PACIFY for his two recent successes make life a little more difficult but it will be a surprise if that impost can stop him recording his third hurdles win as he continues to scale the ladder in his new career. The opposition despite the size of the field is weak with few having shown much ability over hurdles and it may well be tat it’s the hurdling recruit Dawn Trouper who chases home the likely market leader. Parkin and Cuddle Up both emanate from yards that give them hope for the future but it’s the experience of Fleur De Weld that is expected to take her into the minor placing.
  1. Pacify
  2. Dawn Trouper
  3. Fleur Du Weld

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