14:00 Fontwell Park

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

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  • Distance: 2m 3f 104y
  • Age: 5 years old+
  • Runners: 4
  • Prize: £8,035
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Useful hurdler who showed aptitude for chasing when runner-up in a 3-runner Uttoxeter maiden in December. Very much the type to progress and boasts leading claims with cheekpieces back on.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/12/20 Uttoxeter 2/3 Chase 2m 4f Heavy z 11st 0lbs Tom Scudamore 2.26
21/11/20 Haydock Park 2/14 Hurdle 2m 2f 191y Heavy z 11st 8lbs Fergus Gillard 6.45
13/03/20 Cheltenham Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle 11/23 Hurdle 2m 4f 56y Gd/Sft + 11st 4lbs Jack Tudor 14.51
21/12/19 Ascot 6/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 152y Heavy 11st 4lbs Tom Scudamore 6.8
23/11/19 Haydock Park 5/17 Hurdle 3m 58y Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs Tom Scudamore 12.41
06/04/19 Aintree Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 6/9 Hurdle 2m 4f Good 11st 4lbs Tom Scudamore 14.5
22/02/19 Exeter 1/13 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs Tom Scudamore 3.65
16/12/18 Southwell 1/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 153y Soft 10st 12lbs Tom Scudamore 2.07
17/11/18 Uttoxeter 1/13 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Good 11st 0lbs Nick Scholfield 6.28

Useful hurdler. No match for smart Chantry House on his Ascot chase debut (19f) in November but it was a satisfactory start over fences. Hampered and unseated next time, so remains with potential.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
03/01/21 Plumpton -/7 Chase 2m 3f 164y Soft 10st 12lbs James Davies 2.32
20/11/20 Ascot 2/3 Chase 2m 2f 175y Gd/Sft 11st 1lbs James Davies 9.21
23/10/20 Cheltenham 3/19 Hurdle 2m 5f Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs James Davies 17.58
03/10/20 Fontwell Park 4/7 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Heavy 11st 6lbs James Davies 9
14/03/20 Kempton Park 1/9 Hurdle 2m 5f Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs James Davies 7.43
06/02/20 Huntingdon 3/5 Hurdle 2m 3f 137y Soft 11st 4lbs James Davies 69.4
06/12/19 Sandown Park 7/7 Hurdle 2m 3f 173y Soft 11st 0lbs James Davies 9.88
12/11/19 Lingfield Park 1/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Heavy 10st 12lbs James Davies 140.05

Point winner who didn't cut much ice in a bumper/novice hurdle for Nicky Henderson and now debuts for a much smaller yard switched to fences. Makes no appeal.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
03/09/20 Southwell 5/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs Nico de Boinville 14.25
09/03/20 Stratford-On-Avon 10/10 Bumper 2m 70y Heavy 11st 4lbs Nico de Boinville 4.63

Merely hinted at ability in a bumper on debut then well held on completed start over hurdles. Hard to make any sort of case for now chasing.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/01/19 Hereford 6/9 Hurdle 2m 53y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Mr Ryan Withey 20
26/12/18 Fontwell Park -/6 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Heavy 10st 12lbs Rex Dingle 10
06/12/18 Wincanton 8/14 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Good 10st 12lbs Mr Ryan Withey 130

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

This looks a match between UMBRIGADO and Up The Straight, who are both open to improvement in this discipline. The first-named was the superior hurdler and made a reasonable chasing debut at Uttoxeter 37 days ago, so he's taken to prevail.

Betting Forecast

4/6 Umbrigado (Ire), 6/4 Up The Straight (Ire), 100/1 Staithes (Ire), 66/1 Born At Midnight
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