12:10 Newbury

Friday 25 November 2022

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    Coral Bet Bundles 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 69y  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:10  |   Winning time: 4m 2.8s
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Horse silk
Bensinih19
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4| J: C Brace| T: R L Llewellyn
250/1
Showed ability when fourth in a bumper at Worcester for Fergal O'Brien but just poor form in a pair of maiden hurdles for this yard since. Outsider.
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2
Horse silk
13/2
Went off at 20/1 but showed plenty of promise when second of 12 in a 17f Newton Abbot novice hurdle on debut 6 weeks ago. Open to improvement.
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3
Horse silk
200/1
Has shown enough to think he has ability but he'll need to leave last month's Hereford hurdle debut form well behind to play a leading role here.
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4
Horse silk
Fuji Rocks26
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-4| J: P J Brennan| T: F O'Brien| BF
20/1
Travelled well when third in 2 bumpers this autumn. Brings plenty of potential to this hurdle debut.
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6
Horse silk
250/1
Made the frame only once from 3 starts in Irish points and well beaten in novice hurdles 8 months apart.
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7
Horse silk
Half Dozen23
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-4| J: H Cobden| T: P F Nicholls
20/1
Has shown promise when sixth in a Stratford bumper and Chesptow maiden hurdle nearly 8 months apart but he'll need to raise his game to play a prominent role here.
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8
Horse silk
Ittack Blue195
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-4| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton
9/4
310,000 gns purchase after winning a point in Ireland in the spring. Could have a big say on Rules debut, particularly if the betting vibes are strong.
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9
Horse silk
8/13
Bought for 350,000 gns after winning his sole start in Irish points last December. Has had wind surgery ahead of this switch to hurdles. Very interesting runner for a top stable with a good record in this race.
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10
Horse silk
Mount South222
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-4| J: R T Dunne| T: Ian Williams| BF
100/1
Fair form when reaching the frame on all 3 bumpers last season. Should have a future over jumps but he starts out in what looks a warm race.
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11
Horse silk
100/1
Sixth in a bumper last November. Second in 2m Ludlow novice hurdle on her return but she was beaten 21 lengths. May do better, particularly if learning to settle, but she'll need to leave that bare form well behind.
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12
Horse silk
Tapley34
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-4| J: M G Nolan| T: Miss S Smith
40/1
Winning start under Rules in a Fontwell bumper last month but comfortably held in a deeper race at Cheltenham 3 weeks later. Probably best watched now hurdling.
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13
Horse silk
28/1
£27,000 half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Desirable Court (2m-2¾m winner and fair 23f chase winner Hills of Connemara. Betting should guide to expectations on debut.
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Non-Runners

5
Horse silk
Givega1
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: G L Moore  J: J E Moore
NR

Forecasts

Jet Powered (8/13), Ittack Blue (9/4), Call The Dawn (13/2), Half Dozen (20/1), Fuji Rocks (20/1), Givega (20/1), West Park Boy (28/1), Tapley (40/1), No No Tango (100/1), Mount South (100/1), Celtic Fortune (200/1), Bensini (250/1), Goguenard (250/1)

Verdict

Nicky Henderson has won this race 5 times since 2014 so the vote goes the way of expensive point recruit JET POWERED, with confidence in his chance increased should the betting vibes be strong. Ittack Blue also cost plenty after winning his sole starts between the flags and is a likely danger. Call The Dawn is also respected on the back of his promising opening effort at Newton Abbot.

Previous Winners

2021
Jonbon
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 5
10/11

Prize Money

1st: £6,535.002nd: £3,011.003rd: £1,505.004th: £754.00

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