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  • Date: 25 November 2021
  • Going: GOOD
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Read Hollie Doyle's Column On Attheraces.com Novices' Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 17
  • Prize: £7,500
  • Race status: Weighed In

Dam half-sister to useful hurdler (2m winner) Cops And Robbers. Fairly useful on Flat, stays 1¾m. Left Sir Michael Stoute for 60,000 gns and rates an interesting hurdling debutant.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/07/21 Wolverhampton 4/4 Flat 1m 5f 219y Std/Slow 9st 7lbs Richard Kingscote 2.01
19/06/21 Newmarket (July) 4/5 Flat 1m 6f Good 9st 7lbs Pat Dobbs 3.3
27/05/21 Carlisle 1/8 Flat 1m 6f 32y Soft 9st 4lbs Richard Kingscote 4.46
12/05/21 Bath 2/9 Flat 1m 3f 137y Gd/Sft 10st 0lbs Hollie Doyle 28
10/06/20 Kempton Park 9/11 Flat 1m 2f 219y Slow 9st 0lbs Louis Steward 8.12
09/10/19 Nottingham 7/10 Flat 1m 75y Soft 9st 5lbs David Probert 19.78

Kayf Tara gelding who built considerably on his debut effort a year on to win a 9-runner bumper at Uttoxeter (15.8f) 27 days ago. Switches to hurdles now and must be respected.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
29/10/21 Uttoxeter 1/9 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Soft 11st 0lbs Aidan Coleman 2.44
05/11/20 Newbury 7/10 Bumper 2m 69y Good 11st 0lbs Aidan Coleman 6.77

Has shown bits and pieces of promise in bumpers/over hurdles so far but will be of more interest in low-grade handicaps after this.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
17/11/21 Warwick 13/15 Hurdle 2m Good 10st 12lbs Nick Scholfield 180
26/10/21 Chepstow 7/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Nick Scholfield 284.49
29/09/21 Bangor-On-Dee 5/9 Bumper 2m 145y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Nick Scholfield 69.53
19/08/21 Stratford-On-Avon 5/13 Bumper 2m 70y Good 10st 11lbs Nick Scholfield 32

Bumper winner who posted a good second in 4-y-o event at Vichy (17.4f, good to soft) on hurdling debut in August. Has subsequently joined a top yard, so improvement anticipated.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/08/21 Vichy 2/9 Hurdle 2m 1f 88y Gd/Sft z 10st 6lbs James Reveley 4.4
12/07/21 Granville-St-Pair-Sur-Mer 1/14 Bumper 1m 7f 90y Gd/Sft z 10st 1lbs A. Bernard -
22/06/21 Nantes 12/12 Bumper 1m 3f 205y Soft z 9st 11lbs Morgan Delalande 32

Runner-up sole start in point bumpers but achieved nothing when tailed off in an Aintree bumper on Rules bow in May.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/05/21 Aintree 6/6 Bumper 2m 209y Good 11st 6lbs Mr Darren Andrews 13.42

Fair bumper winner who was sold out of Lucy Wadham's yard for £26,000 in August. Has matched that form both starts on the Flat subsequently and should have a future over hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/10/21 Kempton Park 2/10 Flat 1m 2f 219y Slow 9st 7lbs Ray Dawson 13.15
30/09/21 Lingfield Park 5/12 Flat 1m 1y Std 9st 6lbs Dougie Costello 80
29/06/21 Stratford-On-Avon 1/7 Bumper 2m 70y Good 10st 11lbs Corey McGivern 3.1
31/05/21 Huntingdon 3/8 Bumper 1m 7f 171y Good 10st 8lbs Bryony Frost 7.8
04/05/21 Southwell 5/9 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Good 10st 8lbs Bryony Frost 7.35
31/03/21 Southwell 4/9 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Good 10st 9lbs Corey McGivern 10.93

Signed off last season with a Chepstow bumper win but was in need of experience on hurdling debut there 22 days ago. Should do better in time.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
03/11/21 Chepstow 6/11 Hurdle 2m 11y Soft H 11st 4lbs Alan Johns 26.73
05/04/21 Chepstow 1/7 Bumper 2m 11y Good H 10st 13lbs Alan Johns 4.32
19/02/21 Fakenham 2/5 Bumper 2m 3y Heavy H 11st 4lbs Alan Johns 4.87
14/02/21 Exeter -/8 Bumper 2m 175y Heavy H 11st 3lbs Kieren Buckley 7.2
10/12/20 Warwick 8/18 Bumper 2m Soft 11st 0lbs Ben Godfrey 32

Placed on the second of 2 starts in bumpers last season. Is bred to come into his own now jumping but swerved right and unseated his rider on Exeter hurdling bow 23 days ago. Open to improvement.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/11/21 Exeter -/15 Hurdle 2m 161y Soft 10st 12lbs Stan Sheppard 5.2
14/03/21 Warwick 3/14 Bumper 2m Soft 11st 2lbs Jonathan Burke 12.01
07/12/20 Plumpton 6/12 Bumper 2m 1f 164y Soft 11st 2lbs Richard Johnson 4.3

Modest in bumpers and similar form in 2 hurdle runs. Handicaps presumably up after this.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/11/21 Ludlow 6/6 Hurdle 2m 5f 55y Good 11st 0lbs Bridget Andrews 10.5
03/10/21 Uttoxeter 4/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Bridget Andrews 41.52
30/03/21 Warwick 7/9 Bumper 2m Good 11st 2lbs Harry Skelton 3.63
21/02/21 Newbury 6/11 Bumper 2m 69y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Harry Skelton 24.41
31/10/20 Ascot 4/9 Bumper 1m 7f 152y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Bridget Andrews 13.69

Has merely hinted at ability in a bumper/maiden hurdle 33 months apart.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/11/21 Fontwell Park 6/12 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Gd/Sft 10st 11lbs Stan Sheppard 1000
09/05/19 Wincanton 4/7 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Gd/Frm 10st 5lbs James Best 9.6

Fairly useful maiden on the Flat. Modest form only start in bumpers but showed plenty more sent hurdling behind a good prospect at Bangor (16.7f) last month. In the mix if building on that.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/10/21 Bangor-On-Dee 2/13 Hurdle 2m 145y Gd/Sft 10st 11lbs Tom Cannon 12.2
22/05/21 York 11/16 Flat 1m 3f 188y Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs Graham Lee 8.04
08/05/21 Lingfield Park 2/9 Flat 1m 5f Soft 9st 2lbs Martin Harley 9.16
13/03/21 Chelmsford City 3/12 Flat 1m 2f Slow 9st 5lbs Martin Harley 4.2
14/12/20 Kempton Park 2/6 Flat 1m 2f 219y Std/Slow 9st 5lbs Jamie Spencer 3.31
22/11/20 Wolverhampton 2/6 Flat 1m 4f 51y Slow 9st 2lbs Callum Shepherd 9.55
30/09/20 Huntingdon 4/16 Bumper 1m 5f 148y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs David England 3.8

Modest form in bumpers and ran to a similar level when fourth on Exeter hurdles debut (16.7f) 23 days ago. Entitled to do better.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/11/21 Exeter 4/15 Hurdle 2m 161y Soft 10st 12lbs Brendan Powell 8.32
15/02/21 Warwick 4/9 Bumper 2m Heavy 11st 4lbs Harry Cobden 4.27
25/11/20 Hereford 2/10 Bumper 2m 53y Soft 11st 0lbs Robbie Power 9

Pulled up in a Sandown novice hurdle on debut for Gary Moore in 2019/20. Missed the following season. Hood added on return for new stable.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
01/02/20 Sandown Park -/6 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy 11st 0lbs Jamie Moore 95
30/09/18 Morlaix 4/13 Flat 2m 89y Good 10st 6lbs Mathieu Androuin -

Progressive in bumpers (runner-up twice) but comfortably held both hurdle starts. Will be better off in handicaps.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/10/21 Bangor-On-Dee 6/13 Hurdle 2m 145y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Tom Scudamore 68.38
16/11/20 Leicester 7/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 113y Soft 10st 12lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 5.13
13/10/20 Huntingdon 2/12 Bumper 1m 7f 171y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs K. Brogan 5.9
08/09/20 Newton Abbot 2/6 Bumper 2m 167y Good 10st 12lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 5.76
10/11/19 Sandown Park 4/8 Bumper 1m 7f 216y Heavy 10st 12lbs Richie McLernon 16.05

Fairly useful on Flat, stays 1¾m, resuming winning ways in amateurs handicap last time. Worth a second look now going hurdling.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/10/21 Newbury 1/9 Flat 1m 4f Heavy 0 11st 0lbs Mr Simon Walker 3.95
10/07/21 York 10/14 Flat 2m 56y Good 0 8st 12lbs Harry Burns 9.94
22/06/21 Brighton 1/8 Flat 1m 3f 198y Gd/Sft 0 11st 0lbs Mr Simon Walker 2.79
10/06/21 Nottingham 2/7 Flat 1m 6f Good 0 9st 7lbs Ben Curtis 6.89
23/05/21 Nottingham 5/8 Flat 1m 6f Heavy 0 9st 1lbs Ben Curtis 11.3
26/11/20 Southwell 5/13 Flat 1m 3f 23y Std V 9st 9lbs Ben Curtis 3.95
09/11/20 Southwell 3/9 Flat 1m 6f 21y Std 0 9st 6lbs Ben Curtis 8.85
19/10/20 Windsor 4/16 Flat 1m 3f 99y Gd/Sft 0 10st 13lbs Mr Matthew Ennis 2.99
12/10/20 Windsor 1/10 Flat 1m 3f 99y Soft 0 9st 2lbs Ben Curtis 3.64
12/09/20 Lingfield Park 5/8 Flat 1m 3f 133y Gd/Frm 0 9st 0lbs Luke Morris 9.6
03/08/20 Windsor 6/15 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm 9st 1lbs Rob Hornby 321.36
29/06/20 Yarmouth 11/11 Flat 7f 3y Gd/Frm 8st 12lbs Josephine Gordon 92.4
02/11/19 Newmarket (Rowley) 11/14 Flat 7f Heavy 9st 0lbs David Egan 11
14/10/19 Yarmouth 3/8 Flat 6f 3y Heavy 9st 0lbs David Egan 139.37

Fair maiden on Flat, stays 11.5f, respectable second on stable debut 14 months ago. Not seen since but in good hands ahead of hurdle bow.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/09/20 Bath 2/8 Flat 1m 3f 137y Good 8st 8lbs Jason Watson 12.69
23/08/20 Sandown Park 4/7 Flat 1m 1f 209y Good B 8st 3lbs Harry Bentley 7.18
06/08/20 Bath 3/5 Flat 1m 2f 37y Firm 9st 7lbs Andrea Atzeni 2.21
02/07/20 Bath 2/11 Flat 1m 2f 37y Good 9st 5lbs Jack Mitchell 1.69
24/06/20 Windsor 2/12 Flat 1m 2f Good 9st 7lbs Jack Mitchell 3
07/11/19 Chelmsford City 9/13 Flat 6f Slow 9st 0lbs Andrea Atzeni 11.5
15/10/19 Kempton Park 5/11 Flat 6f Std 9st 0lbs Andrea Atzeni 5.37
25/09/19 Newcastle 6/11 Flat 6f Std 9st 0lbs Jack Mitchell 52.09

Is likely to flourish at a later stage and shaped accordingly when well held in a novice hurdle at Exeter on debut 23 days ago.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/11/21 Exeter 9/15 Hurdle 2m 161y Soft 10st 5lbs Rex Dingle 51.62

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

HELTENHAM made a promising start over hurdles when runner-up in a 4-y-o event at Vichy in August, and having subsequently joined Dan Skelton, improvement should be forthcoming. He earns the vote, though fairly useful Flat recruit Crossing The Bar and bumper-winner Duke of Rockingham are considered big threats.

Betting Forecast

8/1 Crossing The Bar (Ire), 13/2 Duke Of Rockingham, 125/1 William Ewart (Ire), 7/2 Heltenham (Fr), 200/1 Time Bandit (Ire), 12/1 Ocean Heights, 25/1 Exmoor Express (Ire), 14/1 Piaff Bubbles (Ire), 33/1 Jersey (Ire), 66/1 Hot In The City, 15/2 Green Planet (Ire), 12/1 Sherborne (Ire), 100/1 Kalakawa Enki (Fr), 50/1 Hey Joe (Ire), 14/1 Lady Isabel (Ire), 22/1 Rock Of Fame, 80/1 Glorious Isolation (Ire)
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