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  • 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.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
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.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
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.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/11/21 Lingfield Park 1/6 Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Harry Cobden 8.4
15/03/21 Punchestown 6/12 Bumper 2m 4f Heavy 12st 2lbs Mr J. C. Barry 4.8

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

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/12/21 Chepstow 1/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Sean Bowen 2.07
24/10/21 Aintree 2/12 Hurdle 2m 4f Good 11st 2lbs Lorcan Murtagh 9.6

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.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
01/12/21 Haydock Park -/8 Hurdle 3m 58y Soft 11st 4lbs James Bowen 3.55
04/11/21 Ludlow 2/6 Hurdle 2m 5f 55y Good 11st 0lbs James Bowen 16
03/10/21 Uttoxeter 8/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Nico de Boinville 4.82

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.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/12/21 Warwick -/17 Hurdle 2m 5f Soft 11st 4lbs Nico de Boinville 38
26/10/21 Chepstow 4/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs James Bowen 14

£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

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/12/21 Lingfield Park 4/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Heavy 11st 4lbs Gavin Sheehan 18.37
04/12/21 Chepstow 5/14 Bumper 2m 11y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs K. Brogan 12.08

£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.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
10/12/21 Doncaster 3/4 Hurdle 3m 84y Gd/Sft 11st 3lbs Brian Hughes 3.7

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

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.

Betting Forecast

40/1 Rideau Canal (Ire), 14/1 Gentleman Valley (Fr), 10/3 Milan Bridge (Ire), 7/4 Ree Okka, 15/2 Another Brown Bear (Ire), 16/1 Major Sting (Ire), 7/1 Pilot Show (Ire), 11/1 Dash Full Of Cash (Ire)
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