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

Newton King Estate Agents Maiden Open National Hunt Flat (5) (Class 5)

  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 8
  • Prize: £3,500
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Promise in points and again on bumper debut for Chris Gordon over C&D last month, running on well for second under this rider. Should improve for new yard.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/03/21 Taunton 2/10 Bumper 2m 104y Soft 11st 2lbs Nathan Brennan 21.1

Kapgarde gelding from the family of top stable performer Politologue. Encouraging fourth in decent Ascot bumper on debut in November then not seen to best effect in messy Wincanton race on Boxing Day.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/12/20 Wincanton 3/13 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Soft z 11st 0lbs Megan Nicholls 2.25
21/11/20 Ascot 4/13 Bumper 1m 7f 152y Gd/Sft z 11st 0lbs Harry Cobden 4.3

Farhh gelding. Half-brother to 7f/1m winner City Bridge. Dam, ran once on Flat, half-sister to useful hurdler (stayed 21f) Loch Ard. Makes plenty of appeal on paper.

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Promising start when placed in Kempton and Doncaster bumpers but needs more still to prevail here.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
18/03/21 Doncaster 2/9 Bumper 2m 128y Good 10st 9lbs Brian Hughes 10.79
11/02/21 Kempton Park 3/12 Bumper 2m Slow 10st 8lbs Paddy Brennan 7.2

£24,000 3-y-o, Masterstroke gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Fraternel and 17f French chase winner Espoir du Turf.

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Half-brother to 5 winners, notably high-class hurdler Wicklow Brave. Failed to meet expectations in 3-y-o Aintree bumper on debut in November but given a break since and could progress.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
07/11/20 Aintree 4/5 Bumper 2m 209y Soft 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 2.15

It's Gino brother to 3 winners, including stable star, smart hurdler/very smart chaser Lalor who won bumper on debut. Of obvious interest.

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Stayed on gradually for second in Exeter bumper in December but it amounts to just poor form.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/12/20 Exeter 2/8 Bumper 2m 175y Heavy 10st 7lbs Miss Harriet Tucker 40
28/10/20 Taunton 8/12 Bumper 2m 104y Good 10st 12lbs Page Fuller 131.68

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

Probably a fair bumper and KANDOO KID is taken to get off the mark at the third time of asking. American Gerry has more to offer for his new yard, while Trust The Dreams and Lallygag are interesting newcomers.

Betting Forecast

4/1 American Gerry (Ire), 3/1 Kandoo Kid (Fr), 15/2 Trust The Dreams, 14/1 Toutatis (Usa), 12/1 Here Hare Here (Fr), 13/2 Rock Legend (Ire), 13/2 Lallygag (Ger), 33/1 Hazy Dream
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