13:40 Catterick

Thursday 14 January 2021

All12:4013:1013:4014:1014:4015:1015:40
  • EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)
  • Class 4  |   2m 3f 66y  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
1
Alaphilippe23
Age: 7|  Weight: 12-0| J: Liam Harrison| T: F O'Brien| OR:  128
11/8
Irish point winner who is unbeaten in a bumper and 2 hurdles since joining this yard. Likely he has more to offer and even a double penalty may not stop him.
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Irish point winner who made a successful start for this yard in 17f Sedgefield maiden hurdle last month. Slightly longer trip now in his favour and ought to go well again.
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3
Arctic Valleyt107
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-4| J: Sam Coltherd| T: G HanmerWS
50/1
Fair 2m bumper winner but no promise in 2 runs over hurdles in August/September. Subsequent wind op needs to have helped.
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4
Barrichello17
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-4| J: B S Hughes| T: D McCain Jnr| OR:  120
13/8
Placed all 3 starts under Rules, including a C&D maiden last month. Ought to be bang there again for a stable enjoying a good spell.
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5
33/1
Placed only once from 4 outings in Irish points and watching brief advised now hurdling.
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6
10/1
Cost £20,000 after finishing runner-up on his second start in Irish points. Barrichello has to be considered stable first string but this one still needs a betting check.
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7
33/1
Brian Boru gelding. Half-brother to smart staying hurdler/chaser Restless Harry. Clearly bred to have a future but likely best watched this time.
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8
33/1
Has hinted at ability in a bumper and novice hurdle in recent weeks but it's likely he's more one for the longer term.
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9
66/1
Pulled up sole start in points and well held in bumper at Limerick for Patrick Kelly. Well-held fifth in 2m course novice hurdle on recent stable debut and surely up against it again.
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10
Cimetta30
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-11| J: Mr J Dawson| T: G Boanas
100/1
Modest form at best in 2 bumpers for Michael Herrington last season and well held in C&D novice hurdle on reappearance for new yard.
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Betting

Forecast

Alaphilippe (11/8), Barrichello (13/8), Pay The Piper (9/2), Obey The Rules (10/1), Restless Brian (33/1), Hallowed Ground (33/1), Skipness (33/1), Arctic Valley (50/1), Tuff Mccool (66/1), Cimetta (100/1)

Verdict

ALAPHILIPPE could be useful and can make light of his double penalty and stretch his unbeaten record under Rules to 4. Barrichello and Sedgefield-winner Pay The Piper are the obvious threats.

Previous Winners

2020
Pileon
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 6
4/9

Prize Money

1st: £4,419.002nd: £1,297.003rd: £649.004th: £324.00

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