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  • Date: 23 February 2021
  • Going: HEAVY
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Aspen Waite Complete Business Growth Service Maiden Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 14
  • Prize: £5,800
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Much improved when third under positive tactics in a novice at Wincanton last time and boasts excellent claims of opening his account against lesser opposition in a first-time hood.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
21/01/21 Wincanton 3/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Heavy 11st 4lbs Daryl Jacob 15
09/01/21 Wincanton 8/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft 11st 5lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 155.62
04/12/20 Exeter 7/15 Hurdle 2m 175y Heavy 10st 12lbs Harry Kimber 88.56
06/12/19 Exeter 9/16 Bumper 2m 175y Soft 10st 12lbs Tom Scudamore 20.47

Third in a couple of bumpers in France in spring 2019 but, having joined Dan Skelton, returned from a long absence with a sketchy display of jumping in a novice at Newbury on first crack at hurdling.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
16/12/20 Newbury 15/16 Hurdle 2m 69y Soft z 11st 0lbs Harry Skelton 8.28
09/05/19 Le Lion-D'angers 3/6 Bumper 1m 3f 205y Gd/Sft 10st 1lbs Mathieu Androuin 7.2
07/04/19 Fougeres 3/13 Bumper 1m 3f 205y Gd/Frm 9st 11lbs Wilfried Lajon -

Placed in points and (22/1) but not much to write home about in two novice hurdles to date, pulled up at Chepstow last time. Plenty to prove.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/02/21 Chepstow -/10 Hurdle 2m 7f 131y Heavy 10st 12lbs David Prichard 26.92
30/12/20 Taunton 4/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Heavy 10st 12lbs David Prichard 32.09

Fair form in bumpers in 2019, but was never involved on hurdles/stable debut here in January.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
10/12/20 Taunton 11/14 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft 10st 12lbs Mitchell Bastyan 85.69
12/08/19 Ballinrobe 1/7 Bumper 2m 180y Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Mr J. J. Codd 5.88
05/08/19 Cork 3/9 Bumper 2m 3f Soft 12st 0lbs Mr L. J. McGuinness 6.04
12/07/19 Cork 4/18 Bumper 2m Good 12st 0lbs Mr L. J. McGuinness 80.27

Modest maiden on the Flat. Hooded for 1st time when only seventh of 9 in handicap at Lingfield (11.6f) in August. Makes hurdles debut with her fitness to prove.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/08/20 Lingfield Park 7/9 Flat 1m 3f 133y Good H 9st 3lbs Rob Hornby 11
27/07/20 Windsor 7/11 Flat 1m 3f 99y Good 9st 8lbs Liam Keniry 130
13/07/20 Windsor 7/11 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm 9st 7lbs Liam Keniry 156.46
10/06/20 Kempton Park 8/11 Flat 1m 2f 219y Slow 9st 9lbs Liam Keniry 34
09/03/20 Stratford-On-Avon 5/10 Bumper 2m 70y Heavy 10st 3lbs Ben Jones 12.35
18/12/19 Newbury 4/13 Bumper 1m 4f 143y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs David Noonan 41.8

Well held in a bumper at Hereford prior to showing some aptitude when a distant third in a novice at Chepstow on hurdling bow. Needs to step up markedly from that if he's to feature.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/01/21 Chepstow 3/12 Hurdle 2m 11y Heavy H 11st 4lbs Adam Wedge 212.23
02/11/20 Hereford 11/11 Bumper 2m 53y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs Adam Wedge 30

Sent off a big price prior to being pulled up in a novice at Chepstow on hurdling debut, so hard to make any sort of case for.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/02/21 Chepstow -/10 Hurdle 2m 7f 131y Heavy 10st 12lbs David Noonan 209.49

Little impact in a couple of points and a novice hurdle at Wincanton. Set to struggle again.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/02/21 Wincanton 7/18 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Heavy 11st 2lbs David Prichard 1000

No impact in a bumper at Catterick and is bred to need time and distance, so likely to have a considerate start to hurdling.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/12/20 Catterick Bridge 6/11 Bumper 1m 7f 156y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Alain Cawley 56.12

Arcadio gelding. Half-brother to useful hurdler Palmers Hill. Dam unraced half-sister to fair hurdler Lou's Coole Girl (19f winner). Winning pointer, last of 3 finishers last time (Nov 2019).

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Placed in points but first run since leaving Mrs L. Pomfret when pulled up in novice at Newbury (20.5f, 250/1) on hurdles bow 34 days ago. Hard to fancy.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/01/21 Newbury -/15 Hurdle 2m 4f 118y Heavy z 11st 0lbs James Davies 962.31
31/05/19 Stratford-On-Avon 8/13 Bumper 2m 70y Good z 11st 3lbs Mr Jamie Brace 160

Tailed-off last in 2 Flat maidens for Kevin Bishop in 2019. Very hard to make any sort of case for making hurdling debut after long absence.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
28/04/19 Salisbury 12/12 Flat 1m 4f 5y Gd/Frm 0 9st 0lbs Pierre-Louis Jamin 1000
12/04/19 Newbury 10/10 Flat 1m 2f Soft 9st 0lbs David Probert 872.42

Little show in bumpers, so hard to expect much from him now switched to hurdling.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
01/02/21 Lingfield Park 9/12 Bumper 2m Std 11st 3lbs Kai Lenihan 806.41
14/01/21 Fontwell Park 6/10 Bumper 2m 1f 162y Heavy 11st 5lbs Mr Robert Law-Eadie 420

Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser Drovers Lane and bumper winner/fairly useful hurdler Thats My Rabbit. However, his efforts in bumpers last season were not overly inspiring.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/03/20 Wincanton 6/12 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Heavy 11st 4lbs Matt Griffiths 160.04
30/01/20 Wincanton 10/13 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Heavy 11st 3lbs Matt Griffiths 36

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

THE WIDDOW MAKER upped his game when third at Wincanton last time and, in a much weaker race, he faces an excellent opportunity to get off the mark if he's able to reproduce that level of performance. Most of the others have questions to answer, but Lusitanien is open to improvement and Second Chapter has at least won between the flags.

Betting Forecast

8/11 The Widdow Maker, 11/1 Frankeur (Fr), 40/1 Young O'leary (Ire), 20/1 Druim Samhraidh (Ire), 20/1 Tibbie Dunbar, 12/1 Lusitanien (Fr), 50/1 Big Chief (Ire), 66/1 Kingcormac (Ire), 66/1 Blackthorn Winter, 16/1 Second Chapter (Ire), 200/1 Courtly Love, 100/1 Flaming Red, 250/1 Worth Knowing (Ire), 22/1 That Ole Chestnut (Ire)
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