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Saturday 15 January 2022

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    Watch Racing Free Online At Coral Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 3  |   3m 121y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:56  |   Winning time: 6m 30.47s
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Horse silk
Gentleman Valley50
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4| J: Luca Morgan(5)| T: B Pauling| CWS
22/1
Promise on first of 2 starts in bumpers and fair form when make winning return/hurdling debut in a 21f novice here in October. Disappointed at Doncaster in November and undergone wind surgery since.
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2
Horse silk
Milan Bridge67
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4| J: H Cobden| T: P F Nicholls
10/3
Disappointed sole start in bumpers but placed in a point and good start over hurdles for new yard when landing a Lingfield novice (19.5f) in November. Better to come now stamina is drawn out further.
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3
Horse silk
Ree Okka42
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4| J: S Bowen| T: H Fry| OR:  128
8/13
Irish point winner who has made a bright start over hurdles, confirming promise of his Aintree second when running out 2 length winner of a Chepstow novice (19.5f) last month. Player with more to come
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4
Horse silk
Another Brown Bear45
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-12| J: James Bowen| T: N J Henderson| OR:  123| BF
16/1
Chaser on looks who showed fair form when runner-up on second of his 3 starts over hurdles in a Ludlow event (21f) in November. Failed to build on that at Haydock (3m, soft) since, though.
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£45,000 4-y-o. Runner-up in point in April and whilst strong in betting was made to look one paced when third in 4-runner Doncaster maiden hurdle (3m) recently. This may prove sharp enough.
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Debut fourth in a 14-runner Chepstow maiden hurdle in October wasn't devoid of promise, but not in anything like the same form at Warwick (21f) last month. Still, too soon to be writing off.
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7
Horse silk
Pilot Show26
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12| J: G Sheehan| T: W Greatrex
12/1
£45,000 buy after winning his sole point in April. Better for bumper debut effort when fourth in a 12-runner Lingfield maiden hurdle (19.5f) in December, taking second final 100 yds. Likely to improve
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8
Horse silk
Rideau Canal37
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-12| J: J J Burke| T: A King
66/1
Showed ability on first of 2 starts in bumpers and similar story on second hurdle outing at Warwick (21f) in December, some late headway to finish midfield. Likely type for handicaps.
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Forecasts

Ree Okka (8/13), Milan Bridge (10/3), Dash Full Of Cash (11/1), Pilot Show (12/1), Another Brown Bear (16/1), Gentleman Valley (22/1), Major Sting (33/1), Rideau Canal (66/1)

Verdict

REE OKKA confirmed the promise of his hurdling debut second behind Gelino Bello at Aintree when running out a good winner of a Chepstow novice (19.5f) last month and, with the prospect of more to come, he can follow up. Milan Bridge is another bright prospect and feared with the step up to 3m a likely plus. Pilot Show completes the shortlist.

  1. REE OKKA
  2. MILAN BRIDGE (IRE)
  3. PILOT SHOW (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £5,991.002nd: £2,760.003rd: £1,379.004th: £691.00

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