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

Stables Business Park Novices' Handicap Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m 3f 1y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 9
  • Prize: £7,200
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Maiden hurdler but he's knocking on the door, excellent second of 10 in 2m handicap here 16 days ago. Can make his presence felt again upped in trip despite 3 lb rise.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/03/21 Taunton 2/10 Hurdle 2m 104y Good z 11st 4lbs Harry Cobden 4.24
15/03/21 Taunton 2/7 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft z 11st 3lbs Angus Cheleda 5.3
09/02/21 Kempton Park 11/15 Bumper 2m 2f Slow 11st 4lbs Megan Nicholls 5.47
24/09/20 Perth 5/11 Hurdle 2m 47y Soft 11st 6lbs Harry Cobden 2.94
21/08/20 Salisbury 8/14 Flat 1m 6f 44y Gd/Sft 9st 10lbs Megan Nicholls 9.6
08/07/20 Newbury 2/15 Flat 1m 5f 61y Good 9st 9lbs Megan Nicholls 6.4
15/06/20 Chepstow 3/9 Flat 2m Good 9st 7lbs Megan Nicholls 5.86
07/01/20 Taunton 4/11 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft 10st 7lbs Harry Cobden 12.08
30/12/19 Taunton 7/12 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft z 10st 12lbs Harry Cobden 6.58
17/11/19 Fontwell Park 4/5 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Heavy 10st 12lbs Bryony Frost 8.46
06/03/19 Compiegne 1/10 Flat 1m 3f 205y Heavy 9st 1lbs Maxime Guyon 4.44
07/12/18 Lyon La Soie 3/11 Flat 1m 208y Std 9st 1lbs Zoe Pfeil 6.98
10/11/18 Strasbourg 4/8 Flat 1m 1f 207y Gd/Sft 9st 1lbs 11.75
19/10/18 Baden-Baden 6/7 Flat 7f 100y Good 9st 2lbs Filip Minarik -

Left previous hurdling runs well behind when landing C&D handicap last month. However, took little interest when pulled up at Fakenham last time so others are preferred. Blinkers replace cheekpieces.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/03/21 Fakenham -/9 Hurdle 2m 4f 1y Gd/Sft 0 11st 12lbs Gavin Sheehan 14.31
04/03/21 Taunton 1/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft 0 11st 11lbs Millie Wonnacott 22.84
09/02/21 Kempton Park 7/10 Bumper 2m Slow B 11st 4lbs Bryony Frost 28.21
12/12/20 Hereford 7/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 147y Soft 10st 12lbs Jeremiah McGrath 51.04
20/11/20 Chepstow 5/12 Hurdle 2m 11y Heavy 0 10st 12lbs Bryony Frost 5.82
08/11/20 Ffos Las 5/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Heavy 10st 12lbs Tom Bellamy 21.39
19/10/20 Windsor 1/16 Flat 1m 3f 99y Gd/Sft B 10st 13lbs Mr Alex Chadwick 12.5
10/09/20 Chelmsford City 2/10 Flat 1m 5f 66y Slow B 9st 7lbs Dougie Costello 7.08
09/06/20 Wolverhampton 1/11 Flat 1m 4f 51y Slow B 9st 7lbs Dougie Costello 7.49
17/02/20 Lingfield Park 8/11 Flat 1m 4f Std 9st 6lbs Jack Mitchell 2.92
01/02/20 Kempton Park 3/8 Flat 1m 3f 219y Slow B 9st 3lbs Jack Mitchell 2.6
09/01/20 Chelmsford City 2/11 Flat 1m 6f Slow B 8st 12lbs Jack Mitchell 4.6
14/12/19 Wolverhampton 2/12 Flat 1m 4f 51y Std B 9st 1lbs Jack Mitchell 2.74
28/11/19 Chelmsford City 3/9 Flat 1m 5f 66y Slow 8st 10lbs Jack Mitchell 2.48
14/10/19 Yarmouth 1/13 Flat 1m 3f 104y Heavy 8st 9lbs David Egan 6.67
07/09/19 Wolverhampton 2/9 Flat 1m 4f 51y Std 8st 13lbs Franny Norton 9.12
11/08/19 Windsor 7/15 Flat 1m 3f 99y Gd/Frm 0 8st 13lbs Luke Morris 7.93
04/07/19 Yarmouth 3/12 Flat 1m 2f 23y Good 0 8st 7lbs George Wood 4.3
30/05/19 Yarmouth 5/11 Flat 1m 3f 104y Gd/Frm 0 9st 2lbs David Egan 28
10/04/19 Nottingham 10/12 Flat 1m 75y Good 9st 5lbs Stevie Donohoe 853
10/10/18 Nottingham 9/10 Flat 1m 75y Good 9st 5lbs Jack Mitchell 413.22

Yet to get his head in front, but had wind op before fifth of 16 in 2m Southwell handicap 31 days ago, fading late on first run for 3 months. Blinkers on and well worth considering off a good mark.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/03/21 Southwell 5/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Soft z 11st 3lbs K. Brogan 5.81
29/11/20 Leicester 2/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 113y Soft 11st 0lbs K. Brogan 3.48
22/10/20 Lingfield Park -/6 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Richie McLernon 2.52
30/09/20 Huntingdon 2/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Richie McLernon 5.85
04/08/20 Catterick Bridge 5/13 Flat 1m 4f 13y Gd/Frm 8st 9lbs Kieran Shoemark 5.1
17/07/20 Beverley 4/9 Flat 2m 32y Good 8st 11lbs Ben Robinson 11.5
30/06/20 Leicester 8/12 Flat 1m 3f 179y Firm 0 9st 7lbs Joshua Bryan 5.77
10/06/20 Yarmouth 4/8 Flat 1m 6f 17y Gd/Frm 9st 3lbs Hayley Turner 9.04
17/10/19 Chelmsford City 11/13 Flat 1m Slow 9st 1lbs Hayley Turner 71.54
01/10/19 Kempton Park 7/12 Flat 7f Std/Slow 9st 2lbs Callum Shepherd 78.74
06/09/19 Kempton Park 7/9 Flat 7f Std 9st 5lbs Callum Shepherd 340
20/08/19 Kempton Park 6/8 Flat 1m Std/Slow 9st 5lbs Hayley Turner 16

Fair maiden hurdler. Not disgrced given he raced freely when fifth of 10 in 2m handicap here 16 days ago. No forlorn hope off a reduced mark.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/03/21 Taunton 5/10 Hurdle 2m 104y Good z 11st 3lbs Chester Williams 15.12
03/03/21 Wincanton 7/15 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Soft z 11st 12lbs Chester Williams 31.45
22/11/20 Exeter -/9 Chase 2m 1f 109y Heavy z 11st 0lbs Ciaran Gethings 26
28/10/20 Taunton -/5 Chase 2m 2f 40y Good 11st 8lbs Chester Williams 4.3
18/01/20 Taunton 4/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft 11st 2lbs Lizzie Kelly 12.09
12/12/19 Taunton 5/12 Hurdle 2m 104y Heavy 10st 12lbs Lizzie Kelly 122.08
09/11/19 Wincanton 8/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft z 10st 12lbs Chester Williams 262.66

Without a win but in good form until below-par sixth at Doncaster last month. Others are better treated at these weights.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/03/21 Doncaster 6/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 88y Good 11st 4lbs Lilly Pinchin 10
10/12/20 Taunton 2/11 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft 11st 8lbs Lilly Pinchin 4.14
10/11/20 Huntingdon 2/13 Hurdle 2m 4f 145y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs Lilly Pinchin 9.6
17/10/20 Stratford-On-Avon 5/9 Hurdle 2m 2f 148y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Lilly Pinchin 9.68
15/03/20 Market Rasen 3/9 Hurdle 2m 125y Soft 11st 1lbs Lilly Pinchin 43.91
24/01/20 Doncaster 9/9 Hurdle 2m 128y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs Lilly Pinchin 46.3
07/01/20 Taunton 5/11 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft 11st 5lbs Lilly Pinchin 341.12
22/02/19 Catterick Bridge 7/12 Bumper 1m 7f 156y Gd/Frm 11st 2lbs Kielan Woods 42
26/12/18 Huntingdon 8/10 Bumper 1m 7f 171y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Kielan Woods 8.53

Yet to show anything in points and over hurdles. Goes handicapping now with lots to prove.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/04/17 Chepstow 6/12 Hurdle 2m 11y Good z 10st 13lbs Ian Popham 1000
20/03/17 Taunton 5/8 Hurdle 2m 104y Good z 11st 0lbs Paul O'Brien 1000
09/03/17 Wincanton -/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Heavy z 11st 1lbs Paul O'Brien 1000
01/01/17 Exeter -/12 Hurdle 2m 175y Heavy 11st 5lbs Paul O'Brien 1000

Best run over hurdles when fifth in 2m Wincantion novice in February but he failed to back it up on his handicap debut here 24 days ago. Needs a big step forward.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/03/21 Taunton 6/7 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft H 11st 2lbs David Noonan 16.5
20/02/21 Wincanton 5/14 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Heavy H 11st 2lbs James Davies 95.94
21/01/21 Wincanton 6/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Heavy H 11st 4lbs David Noonan 61.03
30/12/20 Taunton 7/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Heavy H 10st 12lbs David Noonan 397.22
29/10/20 Newton Abbot 6/9 Bumper 2m 167y Heavy H 10st 12lbs David Noonan 65
08/10/20 Exeter 8/9 Bumper 2m 175y Good 11st 0lbs David Noonan 38.35
18/12/19 Ludlow 5/15 Bumper 1m 6f 7y Soft 11st 0lbs James Davies 530
15/12/18 Hereford 3/6 Bumper 2m 53y Heavy 11st 0lbs David Noonan 6.59

Fairly useful maiden hurdler for Oliver Sherwood but below form both runs for new yard after 8 months off, seventh of 10 in 2m handicap here 16 days ago. Has something to prove.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/03/21 Taunton 7/10 Hurdle 2m 104y Good 11st 10lbs Nick Scholfield 47.18
09/03/21 Exeter 7/12 Hurdle 2m 175y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs Nick Scholfield 21
14/07/20 Southwell 3/12 Hurdle 2m 4f 88y Good 10st 12lbs Liam Heard 2.58
23/01/20 Fakenham 2/7 Hurdle 2m 3y Soft 11st 12lbs Liam Heard 21.22
19/10/19 Stratford-On-Avon 4/9 Hurdle 2m 70y Soft 11st 12lbs Liam Heard 12.51
23/03/19 Newbury 4/12 Hurdle 2m 69y Gd/Sft 10st 7lbs Liam Heard 23.67
22/02/19 Exeter 2/9 Hurdle 2m 175y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Liam Heard 95.41
02/01/19 Hereford 6/10 Hurdle 2m 5f 163y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Liam Heard 18.5

Lightly-raced maiden hurdler. Creditable seventh of 13 to Blazing Saddles on handicap bow at Stratford 24 days ago, though carried his head awkardly having pulled hard. Others are more persuasive.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/03/21 Stratford-On-Avon 7/13 Hurdle 2m 70y Soft H 11st 12lbs Ben Jones 15.87
10/12/20 Taunton 7/12 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft H 10st 12lbs Tom O'Brien 51.6
26/11/20 Taunton -/14 Hurdle 2m 104y Good H 10st 12lbs Tom O'Brien 60.83
17/03/20 Taunton 3/8 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft H 11st 0lbs Tom O'Brien 12
18/12/19 Ludlow 9/15 Bumper 1m 6f 7y Soft 11st 0lbs Richard Johnson 19.7
16/11/19 Uttoxeter 4/7 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Heavy 11st 0lbs Micheal Nolan 8

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

A few with chances, but OPINE has hinted at promise on more than one occasion and is fancied to take advantage of a handy-looking mark wih his yard among the winners. Paul Nicholls' in-form top-weight Chez Hans is another bidding to open his hurdling account and he is feared most, although recent winners Grooveur and Blazing Saddles are also well worth considering in an open handicap.

Betting Forecast

11/4 Chez Hans (Ger), 22/1 Cheng Gong, 6/1 Opine (Ire), 14/1 Folly Gate (Fr), 11/1 Passing Shadow, 50/1 Merchant In Milan (Ire), 28/1 Fanfan La Colmine (Fr), 28/1 Makety, 14/1 Presuming Ed (Ire)
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