- Date: 15 January 2022
- Going: Chase course: SOFT, Hurdles course: HEAVY
- Surface: Turf
- Status: Completed
Watch Racing Free Online At Coral Novices' Hurdle (3) (Class 3)
- Distance: 3m 121y
- Age: 5 years old+
- Runners: 8
- Prize: £11,000
- Race status: Weighed In
Showed ability on first of 2 starts in bumpers and similar story on second hurdle outing at Warwick (21f) in December, some late headway to finish midfield. Likely type for handicaps.
|09/12/21||Warwick||8/17||Hurdle||2m 5f||Soft||11st 4lbs||Gavin Sheehan||237.87||►|
|20/03/21||Kempton Park||4/7||Hurdle||2m 5f||Gd/Sft||11st 1lbs||Brendan Powell||73.74||►|
|20/01/21||Newbury||8/9||Bumper||2m 69y||Heavy||11st 5lbs||Tom Cannon||48.89||►|
|18/10/20||Ffos Las||5/10||Bumper||1m 7f 182y||Gd/Sft||10st 12lbs||Daryl Jacob||9.94||►|
Promise on first of 2 starts in bumpers and fair form when make winning return/hurdling debut in a 21f novice here in October. Disappointed at Doncaster in November and undergone wind surgery since.
|26/11/21||Doncaster||-/6||Hurdle||2m 4f 181y||Gd/Sft||11st 5lbs||Luca Morgan||7.51||►|
|17/10/21||Kempton Park||1/5||Hurdle||2m 5f||Gd/Sft||10st 12lbs||Charlie Deutsch||6.8||►|
|28/02/21||Fontwell Park||6/8||Bumper||2m 1f 162y||Gd/Sft||11st 4lbs||David Bass||6.6||►|
|20/11/20||Catterick Bridge||3/14||Bumper||1m 7f 156y||Gd/Sft||11st 0lbs||Kielan Woods||6.2||►|
Disappointed sole start in bumpers but placed in a point and good start over hurdles for new yard when landing a Lingfield novice (19.5f) in November. Better to come now stamina is drawn out further.
Irish point winner who has made a bright start over hurdles, confirming promise of his Aintree second when running out 2 length winner of a Chepstow novice (19.5f) last month. Player with more to come
Chaser on looks who showed fair form when runner-up on second of his 3 starts over hurdles in a Ludlow event (21f) in November. Failed to build on that at Haydock (3m, soft) since, though.
Debut fourth in a 14-runner Chepstow maiden hurdle in October wasn't devoid of promise, but not in anything like the same form at Warwick (21f) last month. Still, too soon to be writing off.
£45,000 buy after winning his sole point in April. Better for bumper debut effort when fourth in a 12-runner Lingfield maiden hurdle (19.5f) in December, taking second final 100 yds. Likely to improve
£45,000 4-y-o. Runner-up in point in April and whilst strong in betting was made to look one paced when third in 4-runner Doncaster maiden hurdle (3m) recently. This may prove sharp enough.
|10/12/21||Doncaster||3/4||Hurdle||3m 84y||Gd/Sft||11st 3lbs||Brian Hughes||3.7||►|
REE OKKA confirmed the promise of his hurdling debut second behind Gelino Bello at Aintree when running out a good winner of a Chepstow novice (19.5f) last month and, with the prospect of more to come, he can follow up. Milan Bridge is another bright prospect and feared with the step up to 3m a likely plus. Pilot Show completes the shortlist.