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

Summerfield Developments Novices' Handicap Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m 7f 198y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 6
  • Prize: £9,200
  • Race status: Weighed In

Placed a couple of times in maiden hurdles last season and, while disappointing at Wincanton (after a breathing operation) on handicap/seasonal debut, he's probably worth another chance.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
24/10/21 Wincanton 7/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 50y Good 11st 4lbs Lorcan Williams 4.05
23/04/21 Chepstow 2/6 Hurdle 2m 11y Good z 11st 4lbs Bryony Frost 5.52
29/03/21 Wincanton 3/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Good z 11st 4lbs Lorcan Williams 28.08
03/03/21 Wincanton 12/15 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Soft z 11st 2lbs Bryony Frost 57.47
25/11/20 Hereford 8/10 Bumper 2m 53y Soft 11st 0lbs Harry Cobden 10
10/10/20 Chepstow 4/4 Bumper 2m 11y Gd/Frm 11st 0lbs Harry Cobden 1.87

Yet to show anything in novice/maiden hurdles and, while bred to do better, the handicapper has taken no chances with his opening mark.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
28/10/21 Ffos Las 5/10 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy z 11st 4lbs Charlie Price 341.25
22/04/21 Exeter 4/4 Hurdle 2m 175y Gd/Frm 11st 2lbs Charlie Price 24.15
29/10/20 Stratford-On-Avon 5/11 Hurdle 2m 70y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Charlie Price 120

Fair in bumpers and shaped better than first time up over hurdles when third in a novice at Worcester on reappearance. Has gone backwards from that, however.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/10/21 Worcester 8/9 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy 10st 8lbs Eddie Edge 65.87
03/10/21 Uttoxeter 9/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 23
24/09/21 Worcester 3/8 Hurdle 2m 4f Good 10st 12lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 15.45
22/03/21 Southwell 4/5 Hurdle 2m 4f 88y Gd/Sft 11st 1lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 58.34
15/02/21 Lingfield Park 3/8 Bumper 2m Std 11st 4lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 3.8
01/02/21 Lingfield Park 2/10 Bumper 2m Std 11st 3lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 3.81
19/11/20 Market Rasen 5/10 Bumper 2m 125y Good 11st 0lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 9.52

Improved display when running out an easy winner of a Uttoxeter maiden (23.3f) in July. However, that race fell apart and unable to follow up under a penalty at Worcester latest. Returns to handicaps.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/07/21 Worcester 5/7 Hurdle 2m 7f Good 11st 0lbs Charlie Price 3.08
06/07/21 Uttoxeter 1/9 Hurdle 2m 7f 70y Soft 10st 11lbs Charlie Price 12.87
05/05/21 Fontwell Park 5/6 Hurdle 3m 1f 166y Good 11st 8lbs Tabitha Worsley 37.13
17/04/21 Bangor-On-Dee 2/8 Hurdle 2m 7f 7y Good 10st 8lbs Tabitha Worsley 66.39
24/03/21 Haydock Park 4/5 Hurdle 3m 58y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Tabitha Worsley 573.32
09/03/21 Exeter 8/12 Hurdle 2m 7f 25y Gd/Sft 10st 10lbs James Davies 952.69
03/12/20 Market Rasen 6/9 Bumper 2m 125y Heavy 10st 7lbs Bryony Frost 72.88

Placed in points and built on hurdling promise to make winning chasing debut here in March. Followed it with a poor run and hasn't been seen since April, but still relatively unexposed for new yard.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
10/04/21 Chepstow 5/5 Chase 2m 3f 98y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs David Prichard 3.53
23/03/21 Taunton 1/14 Chase 2m 2f 40y Gd/Frm 11st 10lbs David Prichard 6
23/02/21 Taunton 2/14 Hurdle 2m 104y Heavy 11st 2lbs David Prichard 8.14
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

Dual point winner who delivered easily his most encouraging effort under Rules when fourth in a novice hurdle at Wincanton last time. Could be thrown in off 96 switched to handicaps/upped in trip.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/11/21 Wincanton 4/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 50y Good 10st 12lbs Harry Kimber 90
21/10/21 Newton Abbot -/7 Hurdle 2m 2f 110y Heavy 10st 12lbs Brendan Powell 40.83
02/10/21 Fontwell Park 4/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Soft 10st 12lbs Brendan Powell 13.5
29/05/21 Ffos Las 5/8 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Good 11st 2lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 5.62

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

NELSONS ROCK offered more promise on his qualifying run at Wincanton recently and, given he has won a couple of points, there's every chance an opening mark of 96 underestimates him, so he makes obvious appeal upped markedly in trip with Harry Kimber also taking a useful 7 lb off. Famoso is a danger if he can put a sub-par reappearance behind him, and Just A Whim isn't a forlorn hope.

Betting Forecast

5/2 Famoso (Ire), 16/1 Aeronisi (Ire), 14/1 Fantomas (Fr), 5/1 Just A Whim, 8/1 Young O'leary (Ire), 9/4 Nelsons Rock
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