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

Short Run Press Printers And Book Binders 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 7
  • Prize: £9,500
  • Race status: Weighed In

Gradual progress in bumpers last term and struck at second attempt over hurdles when making all in 2m Kempton novice (2m, good to soft). Further progress likely and he's the one to beat.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/11/21 Kempton Park 1/10 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Bridget Andrews 9.61
04/10/21 Stratford-On-Avon 2/9 Hurdle 2m 70y Good 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 3.39
10/03/21 Catterick Bridge 3/9 Bumper 1m 7f 156y Soft 11st 2lbs Harry Skelton 6.03
07/11/20 Wincanton 7/13 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Good 11st 2lbs Bridget Andrews 10.09
26/09/20 Market Rasen 4/11 Bumper 2m 125y Good 11st 0lbs William Marshall 9

Winner of an all-weather bumper last winter and Warwick hurdles debut in May wasn't devoid of promise. However, she failed to build on that when returning to action at Huntingdon last month.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
31/10/21 Huntingdon 6/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 137y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Nico de Boinville 8.49
03/05/21 Warwick 5/16 Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 0lbs James Bowen 9.5
01/12/20 Lingfield Park 1/6 Bumper 2m Std 10st 7lbs Nico de Boinville 1.85
22/10/20 Lingfield Park 6/12 Bumper 2m Std 10st 5lbs Jeremiah McGrath 4.63

Bettered low-key hurdles debut when chasing home exciting stablemate Knappers Hill at Wincanton, with Earth Company hot on his heels in third. More needed in order to go one better here.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/11/21 Wincanton 2/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 50y Good 10st 12lbs Bryony Frost 41.09
17/10/21 Kempton Park 4/5 Hurdle 2m 5f Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Harry Cobden 3.6
11/03/21 Wincanton 6/12 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Soft z 11st 4lbs Harry Cobden 9.2
11/02/21 Kempton Park 10/11 Bumper 2m Slow 11st 4lbs Harry Cobden 6.2
12/11/20 Ludlow 3/10 Bumper 1m 7f 169y Good 11st 9lbs Lorcan Williams 6.69

Made the frame on 2 of his 3 starts in bumpers last season and positive start over hurdles after wind op when third to the potentially smart Knappers Hill at Wincanton (15.2f). Open to improvement.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/11/21 Wincanton 3/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 50y Good 10st 12lbs Sean Houlihan 36
15/03/21 Stratford-On-Avon 11/14 Bumper 2m 70y Soft 11st 4lbs Richard Johnson 7.45
11/02/21 Kempton Park 2/11 Bumper 2m Slow 11st 4lbs Richard Johnson 6.45
07/11/20 Wincanton 4/13 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Good 11st 2lbs Richard Johnson 11.55

Fair form in bumpers, but she hasn't made much of an impact in a couple of mares' novice hurdles and yard saddles a far stronger candidate in Earth Company.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
10/11/21 Exeter 11/14 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Tom O'Brien 101.7
08/10/21 Chepstow 5/6 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs Tom O'Brien 23.2
15/03/21 Taunton 7/12 Bumper 2m 104y Soft 11st 0lbs Tom O'Brien 3.36
04/02/21 Wincanton 2/10 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Heavy 11st 0lbs Richard Johnson 13.67
28/10/20 Taunton 3/12 Bumper 2m 104y Good 10st 12lbs Richard Johnson 5.4

Left bumper exploits well behind when making a winning hurdles debut at Ludlow (2m, good). Perhaps the slow ground was against him at Ffos Las next time, but looks vulnerable here all the same.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
07/11/21 Ffos Las 6/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Soft H 11st 5lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 4.72
21/10/21 Ludlow 1/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Good H 10st 12lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 12.5
07/10/21 Worcester 5/12 Bumper 2m Soft H 10st 12lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 22
30/10/20 Uttoxeter 12/14 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Soft 11st 2lbs Paul O'Brien 4.61

Twice runner-up in small-field bumpers this year, but probably didn't achieve a great deal in the process. Brought down early on starting out over hurdles in the Wincanton novice won by Knappers Hill.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/11/21 Wincanton -/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 50y Good H 10st 12lbs Caoilin Quinn 806.41
10/10/21 Newton Abbot 4/11 Bumper 2m 167y Gd/Sft H 10st 13lbs Caoilin Quinn 100
06/09/21 Newton Abbot 2/4 Bumper 2m 167y Good H 10st 10lbs Bryony Frost 10.88
02/07/21 Newton Abbot 2/3 Bumper 2m 167y Gd/Frm H 10st 10lbs Jamie Moore 12.57
11/06/21 Newton Abbot 8/9 Bumper 2m 167y Good 10st 9lbs Bryony Frost 19.32

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

There was much to like about the way JAY JAY REILLY did the job in a Kempton novice recently and, with further improvement on the cards, he looks capable of defying a penalty in this company. Gala de Corton had race-fitness and hurdles experience on his side when finishing a place ahead of Earth Company at Wincanton, placings which the latter is taken to reverse here with that run under his belt.

Betting Forecast

6/4 Jay Jay Reilly (Ire), 17/2 Brilliant Present (Ire), 4/1 Gala De Corton (Fr), 7/2 Earth Company (Ire), 66/1 My Keepsake, 12/1 Key To The Moon (Ger), 100/1 Gorcombe Moonshine
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