- Date: 23 February 2021
- Going: HEAVY
- Surface: Turf
- Status: Completed
Boscasports The Retail Bookmakers Choice Novices' Hurdle (4) (Class 4)
- Distance: 2m
- Age: 4 years old+
- Runners: 7
- Prize: £5,800
- Race status: Weighed In
Impressive winner in bumper on debut last January and made it second time lucky over hurdles at Uttoxeter in November. Failed to back that up at Wincanton since, but he's not one to write off.
|15/12/20||Wincanton||7/14||Hurdle||2m 3f 166y||Soft||11st 4lbs||Aidan Coleman||6.48|
|22/11/20||Uttoxeter||1/14||Hurdle||2m 3f 207y||Heavy||11st 2lbs||Paddy Brennan||7.71|
|04/10/20||Uttoxeter||4/11||Hurdle||1m 7f 168y||Gd/Sft||11st 0lbs||Fergus Gregory||9.44|
|11/01/20||Warwick||1/18||Bumper||2m||Soft||11st 5lbs||Aidan Coleman||20.75|
Positive start over hurdles when chasing home the useful Nada To Prada (winner again since, in listed company) in 2m Ffos Las maiden (heavy) in November. Claims here with improvement anticipated.
|18/11/20||Ffos Las||2/10||Hurdle||1m 7f 182y||Heavy||10st 12lbs||A. P. Heskin||9|
|17/03/20||Wetherby||4/7||Bumper||2m||Heavy||11st 0lbs||Gavin Sheehan||3.63|
Showed plenty of ability in bumpers in 2018/19 and overcame a 2-year layoff to make a winning hurdling debut at Southwell (15.8f) in December. However, found life tougher under a penalty at Ludlow.
|21/01/21||Ludlow||4/13||Hurdle||1m 7f 169y||Heavy||11st 10lbs||David Bass||2.33|
|13/12/20||Southwell||1/11||Hurdle||1m 7f 182y||Heavy||11st 7lbs||David Bass||4.76|
|08/01/19||Bangor-On-Dee||5/13||Bumper||2m 145y||Gd/Sft||11st 5lbs||David Bass||3.05|
|07/11/18||Chepstow||2/15||Bumper||2m 11y||Soft||10st 12lbs||Mikey Hamill||8.34|
|13/05/18||Southwell||2/11||Bumper||1m 7f 153y||Good||10st 10lbs||David Bass||18.92|
€50,000 3-y-o. Brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Overland Flyer, and half-brother to fairly useful hurdler Roccowithlove. Worth a market check on Rules debut. Tongue strap enlisted.
Showed some ability in a brace of bumpers 7 months apart but much more needed now switching to obstacles.
|19/09/20||Newton Abbot||7/10||Bumper||2m 167y||Good||10st 12lbs||Charlie Price||22.66|
|27/02/20||Musselburgh||2/4||Bumper||1m 7f 124y||Heavy||10st 7lbs||Alan Johns||5.3|
Sent off at 125/1 and pulled up on debut in a Leicester novice last month.
|13/01/21||Leicester||-/9||Hurdle||1m 7f 113y||Heavy||11st 5lbs||Alan Johns||508.33|
€30,000 3-y-o. Fifth on sole start between the flags back in April 2019 and probably best watched on Rules debut.
THE GREY FALCO hasn't done much wrong since switched to hurdles and he bumped into an above-average recruit when second in a Ludlow novice last time. He holds Balleticon on that evidence and is taken to go one better here. Franigane made an encouraging start in this sphere at Ffos Las and is second choice ahead of Here Comes McCoy.