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  • Date: 14 January 2021
  • Going: HEAVY
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Watch Off The Fence On Attheraces.com Novices' Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m 5f 164y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 11
  • Prize: £5,800
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Showed ability on his only start in bumpers and did the same sent hurdling when third in 7-runner novice at Southwell (20.4f) 32 days ago. The second did nothing for the form, but he should improve.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/12/20 Southwell 3/7 Hurdle 2m 4f 88y Heavy 10st 12lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 10.5
06/11/20 Fontwell Park 4/13 Bumper 2m 1f 162y Soft 11st 2lbs Jordan Nailor 16

Fair in bumpers and similar form over hurdles, finding some improvement when third of 19 on Warwick handicap debut (21f) final outing last term. Didn't take to chasing but respected back over hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/11/20 Fontwell Park -/7 Chase 2m 5f 135y Heavy 11st 10lbs Jeremiah McGrath 5.37
08/03/20 Warwick 3/19 Hurdle 2m 5f Heavy 11st 8lbs Jeremiah McGrath 12.53
27/01/20 Plumpton 2/4 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Heavy 11st 2lbs Jeremiah McGrath 7.4
05/01/20 Plumpton 4/10 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Soft 11st 2lbs Kevin Jones 7.8
13/11/19 Exeter 3/11 Hurdle 2m 5f 135y Heavy 10st 12lbs Kevin Jones 16
16/03/19 Uttoxeter 1/5 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Heavy 11st 2lbs Kevin Jones 4.4
17/12/18 Plumpton 2/9 Bumper 2m 1f 164y Soft 11st 2lbs Kevin Jones 28.42

Fair form when third only start in bumpers and similar form over hurdles, shaping like a stayer when third of 13 in a 17.7f novice here in November. Open to further improvement now upped in trip.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/11/20 Fontwell Park 3/13 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Soft 10st 12lbs James Best 14.92
08/02/20 Uttoxeter 3/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Heavy 11st 4lbs Robert Dunne 16
16/12/19 Ffos Las 3/6 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Heavy 11st 6lbs Tom Scudamore 16.5

Third in a point and encouragement when filling the same position in a pair of novice hurdles at up to 20.5f. Entitled to be in the shake up again.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
29/11/20 Leicester 3/12 Hurdle 2m 4f 110y Soft 10st 12lbs James Davies 25
10/11/20 Lingfield Park 3/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Soft 10st 12lbs Niall Houlihan 315.63

Twice-raced maiden. Shaped like a stayer when third of 7 in a maiden hurdle at Plumpton (20.5f, soft, 10/1) 31 days ago, tailed off home turn but rallying straight. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/12/20 Plumpton 3/7 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Soft 11st 0lbs Jack Quinlan 15.5
03/12/20 Market Rasen -/8 Hurdle 2m 4f 139y Heavy 10st 12lbs Aidan Coleman 40

Modest maiden on Flat and let down by jumping both starts over hurdles 3 years apart.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
17/12/20 Exeter -/10 Hurdle 2m 175y Heavy 10st 12lbs Tom O'Brien 1000
06/10/17 Fontwell Park 8/9 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Good 10st 12lbs Tom O'Brien 130
01/07/17 Lingfield Park 5/10 Flat 1m 3f 133y Gd/Sft 8st 9lbs Jack Mitchell 8.39
22/05/17 Leicester 3/8 Flat 1m 3f 179y Soft 8st 8lbs Martin Dwyer 13.5
06/05/17 Goodwood 11/13 Flat 1m 1f 192y Firm 8st 13lbs Graham Lee 23.33
10/04/17 Windsor 8/13 Flat 1m 67y Gd/Frm 9st 1lbs Martin Lane 11.71
21/10/16 Newbury 11/16 Flat 6f 110y Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs George Wood 639.2
16/09/16 Newbury 6/7 Flat 6f 8y Soft 9st 5lbs Martin Dwyer 30
27/08/16 Windsor 14/15 Flat 6f Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs George Wood 310.9

Point winner but only displayed modest form in bumpers and down the field both starts over hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/12/20 Plumpton 10/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Soft 0 11st 7lbs Max Kendrick 263.18
12/08/18 Downpatrick 6/10 Bumper 2m 2f 165y Gd/Sft 0 11st 9lbs Mr R. A. Devine 25.53
13/07/18 Downpatrick 3/6 Bumper 2m 2f 165y Good 0 11st 8lbs Mr R. A. Devine 18.75
17/06/18 Downpatrick 7/11 Hurdle 2m 2f 165y Good 11st 5lbs Mr R. A. Devine 70.22

Well held in bumper/pair of novice hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
03/01/21 Plumpton 7/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Soft 11st 2lbs James Davies 58.32
29/10/20 Stratford-On-Avon 8/11 Hurdle 2m 70y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs William Kennedy 34.62
23/11/19 Ascot 9/13 Bumper 1m 7f 152y Soft z 11st 0lbs Leighton Aspell 16

€70,000 Nathaniel gelding. Dam 11f-13f winner. Modest in bumpers and needed the experience on Taunton hurdle debut last month. Significantly up in trip, and should do better in time.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
10/12/20 Taunton 5/12 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft 10st 12lbs Robbie Power 47.7
14/11/20 Uttoxeter 5/12 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Soft 11st 0lbs Brendan Powell 13.2
18/10/20 Ffos Las 6/10 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Robbie Power 5.29

Little sign of ability in a pair of bumpers, so easily opposed.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
29/11/20 Carlisle 6/7 Bumper 2m 1f Soft 11st 0lbs Fergus Gregory 204.04
27/10/20 Bangor-On-Dee 6/8 Bumper 2m 145y Heavy 11st 0lbs William Featherstone 130

€55,000 3-y-o, Doyen gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler Outonpatrol. Runner-up sole start in Irish points (Mar 2020). Has had a wind op ahead of hurdles debut. Market check required.

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Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

This can go to CONKWELL LEGEND, who shaped as if a step up in trip would suit here last time. Delgany Monarch is entitled to be in the thick of the action again, while Moroder is also respected back hurdling.

Betting Forecast

9/2 Beauport (Ire), 6/1 Moroder (Ire), 9/4 Conkwell Legend, 11/2 Delgany Monarch (Ire), 22/1 Beauvallon Bay (Ire), 300/1 Mr Scaff (Ire), 150/1 Uknowwhatimean (Ire), 150/1 El Tornado (Fr), 16/1 Investment Manager, 200/1 Multistory, 7/1 Bali Body (Ire)
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