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  • Date: 12 February 2024
  • Going: SOFT
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Bbc Make A Difference Awards Maiden Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 3m 1f 71y
  • Age: 5 years old+
  • Runners: 7
  • Prize: £8,000
  • Race status: Weighed In

Imposing sort who got off the mark in Irish points at second attempt in April. Shaped with plenty of encouragement on his second hurdles start when third of 15 at Wetherby (19.7f, heavy) in November but pulled up with irregular heartbeat when last seen. Remains with potential if none the worse.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/12/23 Aintree -/11 Hurdle 2m 209y Heavy 11st 0lbs Henry Brooke 4.46
18/11/23 Wetherby 3/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 154y Heavy 11st 0lbs Sean Quinlan 42
04/11/23 Wetherby -/18 Hurdle 2m 3f 154y Soft 11st 0lbs Harry Cobden 16

Fair form to reach the frame on all 5 starts over hurdles but went the wrong way after an encouraging chase debut at Market Rasen last time, racing lazily from a very early stage. Bit to prove now back over hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/12/23 Market Rasen -/10 Chase 3m 3f 123y Gd/Sft V 10st 12lbs David Noonan 16.5
29/11/23 Kelso 3/7 Hurdle 3m 1f 170y Heavy 0 11st 9lbs Ross Chapman 7.66
11/11/23 Kelso 3/5 Chase 2m 7f 96y Soft 0 11st 10lbs Daryl Jacob 5.68
01/04/23 Uttoxeter 2/6 Hurdle 2m 7f 70y Heavy 11st 8lbs Conor O'Farrell 3.3
16/03/23 Hexham 2/9 Hurdle 2m 4f 28y Heavy 11st 7lbs Sean Quinlan 5
14/02/23 Ayr 4/9 Hurdle 2m 4f 100y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs Conor O'Farrell 3.58
07/01/23 Newcastle 2/7 Hurdle 2m 4f 62y Soft 11st 0lbs Conor O'Farrell 19.74
08/12/22 Newcastle 3/10 Bumper 2m 46y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Conor O'Farrell 5.97

No sign of ability in points or under Rules.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/01/24 Newcastle -/12 Hurdle 2m 4f 62y Heavy 11st 5lbs Sean Quinlan 1000
01/01/24 Catterick Bridge 7/7 Hurdle 2m 3f 66y Heavy 11st 5lbs Jamie Hamilton 584.48
13/12/23 Hexham -/6 Hurdle 2m 4f 28y Heavy 11st 4lbs Sean Quinlan 466.67
08/12/22 Newcastle 9/10 Bumper 2m 46y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Jamie Hamilton 15.96

Modest form when third both starts in small-field bumpers and could hardly have shown any less on hurdles debut at Newcastle (20.3f, heavy) 13 days ago. Up in trip.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/01/24 Newcastle -/12 Hurdle 2m 4f 62y Heavy 11st 5lbs Ross Chapman 150
22/11/23 Hexham 3/4 Bumper 2m 48y Heavy 11st 2lbs Ross Chapman 7.66
28/03/23 Hexham 3/5 Bumper 2m 48y Heavy 11st 6lbs Nathan Moscrop 25.55

Hinted at ability in a first-time tongue strap when fifth of 12 in a maiden hurdle at Wincanton (24.7f, soft) 31 days ago. Has had a breathing operation subsequently and is more one for low-grade handicaps after this.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
12/01/24 Wincanton 5/12 Hurdle 3m 150y Soft z 10st 13lbs Niall Houlihan 687.95
12/12/23 Fontwell Park 5/7 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Heavy 11st 0lbs Sean Bowen 52.69
10/05/23 Fontwell Park 8/10 Bumper 2m 1f 162y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Mr John Reddington 21.86
23/04/23 Plumpton 6/7 Bumper 2m 1f 164y Soft 11st 0lbs Mr John Reddington 30.65

£40,000 buy after winning an Irish point. Third in pair of maiden hurdles around 2½m in the autumn but was beaten a long way on handicap debut at Ascot last month and needs application of cheekpieces to spark him back to form.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/12/23 Ascot -/9 Hurdle 2m 7f 118y Good 11st 8lbs Harry Skelton 9.5
26/11/23 Uttoxeter 3/6 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Heavy 11st 4lbs Harry Skelton 3.44
31/10/23 Chepstow 3/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Soft 11st 4lbs Harry Skelton 9.55

Made an impressive start when landing a 15-runner bumper at Hereford on debut and produced a promising first effort over timber when third of 13 in novice hurdle at Warwick (19f, soft, 17/2) 30 days ago. Step up in trip should suit and he will take the beating.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/01/24 Warwick 3/13 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 11st 7lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 10.77
17/12/23 Southwell 2/3 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Soft 11st 9lbs Mr A J O'Neill 2.84
21/11/23 Hereford 1/15 Bumper 2m 53y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs K. Brogan 9.39

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

Bumper winner TAP N GO LEO has plenty of stamina in his pedigree and produced an encouraging effort on hurdles bow at Warwick last month, so he makes plenty of appeal on his second start in this sphere. Le Jeune Bresil created a good impression on his only completed start so far, and having returned amiss last time, could be worth another chance, so he's put forward as the danger.

Betting Forecast

5/1 Le Jeune Bresil, 4/1 Had To Be Hugo (Ire), 300/1 Samillier, 66/1 Court Case (Ire), 16/1 Jalisco Star (Ire), 6/1 Micro Millions (Ire), 5/4 Tap N Go Leo (Ire)
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Monday 12 February 2024

Catterick Bridge

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