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  • Date: 08 April 2021
  • Going: GOOD
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Invest Southwest Novices' Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 8
  • Prize: £5,800
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Fair Flat winner in France and belied market weakness when making successful start over hurdles for yard in C&D event 3 weeks ago, seeing things out well. Open to improvement and hard to oppose.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/03/21 Taunton 1/11 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft z 10st 8lbs Harry Cobden 9.14
28/06/20 Lignieres 1/9 Flat 1m 3f 205y Good 9st 4lbs Axelle Nicco -
14/06/20 Le Touquet 5/13 Flat 1m 5f 93y Firm 9st 0lbs Rosario Mangione -

Fair ex-Irish maiden on the Flat who shaped with promise when placed both starts over hurdles in November. Well held in jumpers' bumper after 11 weeks off last time and tongue tie goes on.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/02/21 Kempton Park 8/10 Bumper 2m Slow 10st 8lbs Paddy Brennan 5.58
28/11/20 Newcastle 3/8 Hurdle 2m 46y Good 10st 12lbs Paddy Brennan 2.34
04/11/20 Musselburgh 2/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 124y Good 10st 12lbs Paddy Brennan 2.93
01/08/20 Galway 3/16 Flat 1m 73y Soft 9st 7lbs Shane Foley 4.98
07/07/20 Roscommon 4/14 Flat 1m 2f 48y Heavy 9st 7lbs Shane Foley 3.95
17/06/20 Gowran Park 2/7 Flat 1m 1f 100y Good 9st 7lbs Shane Foley 5.54

Fairly useful maiden on Flat at 3 yrs (stays 1½m). Sold from Andrew Balding only 1,000 gns since last seen but no surprise if he were up to making an impact in this sphere for new yard.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
01/11/19 Newmarket (Rowley) 3/11 Flat 1m 4f Heavy H 9st 1lbs Silvestre De Sousa 6.91
07/10/19 Windsor 3/10 Flat 1m 3f 99y Soft 8st 7lbs Silvestre De Sousa 7
13/09/19 Chester 4/8 Flat 1m 2f 70y Good 9st 6lbs David Probert 11.02
02/08/19 Goodwood 12/13 Flat 1m 3f 44y Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs Rob Hornby 95.06
22/02/19 Lingfield Park 4/7 Flat 1m 4f Std 9st 2lbs Rob Hornby 1.75
06/01/19 Newcastle 2/9 Flat 1m 2f 42y Slow 9st 2lbs Graham Lee 7.42
30/11/18 Newcastle 5/12 Flat 7f 14y Slow 9st 5lbs Graham Lee 7.4

Well held on hurdles debut over C&D recently and likely to have stamina doubts in this sphere (best up to 7.5f on Flat, and only modest, too).

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/03/21 Taunton 8/14 Hurdle 2m 104y Good + 11st 4lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 111.86
06/02/21 Kempton Park 8/9 Flat 1m Slow + 9st 6lbs Shane Kelly 30.43
24/01/21 Lingfield Park 8/10 Flat 7f 1y Std + 9st 3lbs Tom Marquand 21.99
02/01/21 Wolverhampton 4/11 Flat 1m 142y Std/Slow + 8st 12lbs Oliver Stammers 24.32
09/12/20 Lingfield Park 4/12 Flat 7f 1y Std + 9st 5lbs Kieran Shoemark 7
21/11/20 Lingfield Park 4/14 Flat 7f 1y Std + 9st 9lbs Ray Dawson 80
28/10/20 Kempton Park 10/11 Flat 1m Slow + 9st 8lbs Oisin Murphy 32
19/10/20 Windsor 11/13 Flat 1m 31y Gd/Sft + 9st 6lbs Ray Dawson 23
14/09/20 Lingfield Park 2/10 Flat 7f 135y Gd/Frm + 9st 5lbs George Rooke 17.36
01/08/20 Chepstow 2/11 Flat 7f 16y Gd/Frm + 9st 1lbs George Rooke 11.36
17/07/20 Chepstow 1/9 Flat 7f 16y Gd/Frm + 9st 0lbs George Rooke 40.94
29/06/20 Windsor 4/5 Flat 6f 12y Firm + 9st 4lbs Silvestre De Sousa 12.13
21/02/20 Lingfield Park 9/9 Flat 6f 1y Std b 9st 6lbs Shane Kelly 20
24/01/20 Wolverhampton 11/11 Flat 6f 20y Std + 9st 7lbs Ben Curtis 8.4
31/12/19 Lingfield Park 3/10 Flat 5f 6y Std + 9st 7lbs Ben Curtis 8
26/08/19 Les Landes 1/6 Flat 5f 100y Gd/Frm + 10st 6lbs Brendan Powell -
21/07/19 Les Landes 6/6 Flat 5f 100y Firm + 10st 2lbs Mattie Batchelor -
05/07/19 Les Landes 1/9 Flat 5f 100y Firm + 10st 0lbs Sam Twiston-Davies -
09/06/19 Les Landes 2/6 Flat 5f 100y Good + 10st 10lbs Sam Twiston-Davies -
27/05/19 Les Landes 1/8 Flat 5f 100y Gd/Frm + 10st 4lbs Philip Prince -
12/05/19 Les Landes 1/6 Flat 5f 100y Good + 9st 11lbs Brian Hughes -

Some eye-catching Flat form in Germany after just 2 runs in 2020 but offered little sent hurdling at Ludlow last week.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
31/03/21 Ludlow 5/6 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Good 10st 5lbs Harry Cobden 4.7
12/07/20 Hamburg 2/13 Flat 1m 2f 206y Gd/Sft 8st 7lbs Marco Casamento -
21/05/20 Hanover 6/9 Flat 1m 1f 207y Good 8st 12lbs -

Just modest form in bumper/2 Ludlow hurdles. Probably wants further.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/03/21 Ludlow 13/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Soft 11st 2lbs Tom Bellamy 66.84
02/12/20 Ludlow 5/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Soft 11st 8lbs Tom Bellamy 23
10/11/20 Lingfield Park 5/12 Bumper 2m Std 11st 0lbs Jordan Nailor 5.87

Well held in bumpers/C&D novice hurdle.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/03/21 Taunton 10/14 Hurdle 2m 104y Good 11st 4lbs Bryan Carver 516.27
19/01/21 Exeter 12/13 Bumper 2m 175y Heavy 11st 4lbs Bryan Carver 160
26/12/20 Wincanton 6/13 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Soft 11st 0lbs Millie Wonnacott 130

Fair maiden at up to 1m on the Flat for Richard Hannon.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/01/21 Chelmsford City 4/8 Flat 1m 2f Slow 9st 7lbs Thore Hammer Hansen 39.27
30/12/20 Wolverhampton 6/8 Flat 1m 1f 104y Std/Slow 9st 5lbs Thore Hammer Hansen 20.26
15/04/19 Maisons-Laffitte 5/9 Flat 7f 210y Good 8st 11lbs Mlle Coralie Pacaut 20
26/03/19 Wolverhampton 2/12 Flat 7f 36y Std 10st 0lbs Georgia Dobie 279.06

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

TULIN created a good impression when making a winning start over hurdles here last month and could be hard to beat in a thin novice if improving on that performance. Top Power is of some interest now jumping despite a long absence, while Castel Gandolfo could yet shine in this sphere.

Betting Forecast

8/11 Tulin, 7/2 Castel Gandolfo (Ire), 8/1 Top Power (Fr), 66/1 Man Of The Sea (Ire), 16/1 Monete (Ger), 40/1 Gamalou D'alene (Fr), 250/1 Gaelic Thunder, 40/1 Delta River
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