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  • Date: 04 May 2021
  • Going: Races 1-2: SOFT, Remainder: HEAVY
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Watch On Racing Tv Maiden Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 10
  • Prize: £5,800
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Useful Flat stayer for Charlie Appleby and positive start to hurdles career when runner-up at Carlisle (17f, soft). Forecast quicker ground here a plus and he's open to improvement.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
22/02/21 Carlisle 2/12 Hurdle 2m 1f Soft 11st 4lbs Charlotte Jones 10.61
21/11/18 Kempton Park 6/6 Flat 1m 7f 218y Slow 0 9st 2lbs James Doyle 5.12
27/07/18 Ascot 2/6 Flat 1m 7f 209y Gd/Frm 0 9st 10lbs William Buick 4.41
13/07/18 Ascot 3/8 Flat 1m 6f 34y Gd/Frm 0 10st 0lbs Brett Doyle 5.05
09/06/18 Newmarket (July) 3/13 Flat 1m 6f Good 0 8st 13lbs Brett Doyle 15
18/05/18 Newmarket (Rowley) 3/7 Flat 1m 6f Good 0 8st 6lbs Brett Doyle 4.22
06/05/18 Newmarket (Rowley) 3/15 Flat 1m 4f Gd/Frm 0 9st 0lbs Brett Doyle 28.71
08/11/17 Kempton Park 8/8 Flat 1m 3f 219y Std B 9st 2lbs William Buick 2.8
21/09/17 Yarmouth 5/8 Flat 1m 6f 17y Gd/Sft B 8st 11lbs James Doyle 3.46
08/09/17 Ascot 2/7 Flat 1m 3f 211y Soft 0 8st 10lbs Ryan Moore 1.98
23/06/17 Ascot Queen's Vase 9/13 Flat 1m 5f 211y Gd/Frm 0 9st 0lbs James Doyle 21
19/05/17 York 1/11 Flat 1m 3f 188y Gd/Sft 0 9st 4lbs William Buick 4.1
24/10/16 Redcar 2/8 Flat 1m 1f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs Andrea Atzeni 1.7
22/09/16 Newmarket (Rowley) 3/11 Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs William Buick 10.85
01/09/16 Haydock Park 4/12 Flat 1m Firm 9st 0lbs William Buick 10.45

Fairly useful on Flat, winner of 5 of his 21 starts in that sphere at up to 1½m. Stamina shouldn't be an issue now tackling hurdles and likely to be thereabouts if his jumping passes the test.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/04/21 Kempton Park 5/5 Flat 1m 3f 219y Std/Slow V 9st 1lbs Oisin Murphy 36
26/03/21 Newcastle 5/6 Flat 1m 4f 98y Slow V 9st 4lbs Jack Garritty 11.5
02/03/21 Newcastle 3/6 Flat 1m 2f 42y Slow V 9st 5lbs Jack Garritty 7.55
25/01/21 Kempton Park 3/9 Flat 1m 2f 219y Slow V 10st 1lbs Tom Marquand 5.18
14/12/20 Kempton Park 1/7 Flat 1m 3f 219y Std/Slow V 9st 7lbs Tom Marquand 1.79
09/12/20 Kempton Park 3/9 Flat 1m 2f 219y Std/Slow V 9st 7lbs James Doyle 3.85
25/11/20 Kempton Park 2/9 Flat 1m 2f 219y Slow V 9st 10lbs Tom Marquand 4.73
04/11/20 Chantilly 3/13 Flat 1m 2f 97y Std V 9st 1lbs Hugo Journiac 4.4
20/10/20 Kempton Park 1/10 Flat 1m 3f 219y Slow V 9st 8lbs Adam Kirby 2.57
07/10/20 Kempton Park 1/12 Flat 1m 2f 219y Slow V 9st 6lbs Adam Kirby 17
23/09/20 Goodwood 12/15 Flat 1m 1f 11y Soft 9st 0lbs Nicola Currie 22.99
11/09/20 Sandown Park 7/14 Flat 1m 1f 209y Good 0 9st 6lbs Nicola Currie 70
22/08/20 Sandown Park 8/12 Flat 1m 1f 209y Good 0 9st 8lbs Gavin Ashton 53.49
29/09/19 Epsom Downs 6/8 Flat 1m 4f 6y Heavy 0 9st 6lbs Cieren Fallon 15
02/09/19 Windsor 1/6 Flat 1m 3f 99y Gd/Frm 0 9st 7lbs Cieren Fallon 2.47
12/08/19 Windsor 1/9 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm 0 9st 7lbs Adam Kirby 18.56
11/06/19 Dieppe 10/15 Flat 1m 208y Soft 9st 2lbs Theo Bachelot 22
23/05/19 Goodwood 8/10 Flat 1m 1f 11y Gd/Frm 8st 11lbs Jason Watson 48
03/05/19 Chepstow 5/16 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm 8st 13lbs Nicola Currie 148.84
03/11/18 Amiens 3/13 Flat 1m 44y Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs Theo Bachelot -
19/09/18 Sandown Park 10/10 Flat 1m Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs Jason Watson 384.25

Bumper winner at second attempt for Gordon Elliott and, having undergone a wind op, he shaped pretty well when fifth in a 12-runner Carlisle maiden (17.2f, soft) on hurdles debut in November.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/11/20 Carlisle 5/12 Hurdle 2m 1f 33y Soft 10st 12lbs Danny McMenamin 19.84
08/02/20 Naas 1/10 Bumper 1m 7f 180y Soft 11st 7lbs Mr J. J. Codd 4.95
05/01/20 Naas 3/11 Bumper 1m 7f 190y Soft 11st 7lbs Mr J. J. Codd 5.5

Well beaten on debut in a bumper (hooded) and got no further than the second flight on recent hurdles debut at Limerick (headgear omitted). Hood refitted.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/04/21 Limerick -/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 50y Soft 11st 4lbs J. J. Slevin 78.44
01/03/21 Punchestown 11/14 Bumper 2m 39y Heavy H 11st 9lbs Mr D. G. Lavery 19.29

Hinted at ability starting out in a Newcastle bumper in March, but sizeable step forward required now switched to hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/03/21 Newcastle 6/10 Bumper 2m 46y Gd/Sft 10st 9lbs Sean Quinlan 16.88

Maiden pointer who hasn't shown enough in 2 starts over hurdles to suggest that he'll play a leading role in this contest.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
16/04/21 Ayr 4/4 Hurdle 2m Good z 11st 0lbs Conor O'Farrell 110
13/03/21 Navan 11/14 Hurdle 2m Heavy 12st 0lbs J. J. Slevin 30

Failed to beat a rival home both starts in bumpers and hasn't fared much better in 2 starts switched to hurdles in recent weeks.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
22/04/21 Perth 7/7 Hurdle 2m 47y Good z 10st 12lbs Derek Fox 1000
26/03/21 Musselburgh 5/7 Hurdle 2m 85y Good z 11st 0lbs Ryan Mania 1000
22/01/21 Musselburgh 10/10 Bumper 1m 7f 124y Soft z 11st 4lbs Ryan Mania 821.42
14/12/20 Ayr 9/9 Bumper 2m Heavy 11st 2lbs Ryan Mania 55

Half-brother to numerous winners, but well held in 2 bumpers and a couple of Kelso novice hurdles this spring.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/04/21 Kelso -/12 Hurdle 2m 2f 25y Gd/Sft z 11st 0lbs Grant Cockburn 467.4
22/03/21 Kelso 7/12 Hurdle 2m 51y Gd/Sft z 11st 0lbs Grant Cockburn 780
21/12/20 Musselburgh 9/10 Bumper 1m 7f 124y Soft z 11st 0lbs Bruce Lynn 144.62
13/11/20 Newcastle 14/16 Bumper 2m 46y Gd/Sft z 11st 0lbs Blair Campbell 34

Didn't shape badly when fifth of 12 on debut in a Kelso bumper in November. However, failed to build on that next time and off 5 months prior to this hurdles bow. Has undergone wind surgery.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/12/20 Sedgefield 7/8 Bumper 2m 178y Heavy 11st 0lbs Conor O'Farrell 14
07/11/20 Kelso 5/12 Bumper 2m 51y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Conor O'Farrell 13.85

Cheap purchase given pedigree and has finished stone last in a couple of bumpers to date. Tongue strap enlisted for this hurdles debut.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/04/21 Kelso 13/13 Bumper 2m 51y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Craig Nichol 791.81
08/02/21 Newcastle 14/14 Bumper 2m 56y Std/Slow 11st 4lbs Lorcan Murtagh 419.66

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

There were positives to glean from ALQAMAR's hurdles debut at Carlisle where he chased home the promising Word Has It, form which both the winner and third have since boosted. That run will have blown away the cobwebs (first appearance for 27 months) and improvement should be forthcoming. The Caretaker also made an encouraging hurdles bow at Carlisle and is next best ahead of Flat winner Culture.

Betting Forecast

11/8 Alqamar, 5/1 Culture (Fr), 10/3 The Caretaker, 50/1 Charlie's Rockstar (Ire), 22/1 Annies Prayer (Ire), 33/1 Largy Trix (Ire), 300/1 Coopers Boy (Ire), 250/1 Centenier (Fr), 25/1 New Delhi Express (Ire), 300/1 Wearewereweare (Ire)
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