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Goffs UK Spring Sale P2P Bumper Standard National Hunt Flat Race (Amateur Riders' Race) (3) 4-6yo
Goffs UK Spring Sale P2P Bumper Standard National Hunt Flat Race (Amateur Riders' Race) (3) 4-6yo
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m 209y Runners: 14
NH Flat
Good 2m 209y
An unusual race that's necessarily difficult to weigh up and, in the absence of any market clues, the best advice is to stick with the proven bumper yards. RISKY GOLD won his latest attempt in points and his trainer does pretty well in bumpers, so he is top of the list. Kootenay River is more likely than not to reverse Exeter form with Billygwyn Too, while Rogue Diamond and Strike Hollow would be the most interesting of the others if the market speaks favourably, with both having good, fairly speedy pedigrees.[Keith Melrose]
LAMBOURN Kootenay River
POSTDATA Kootenay River
SPOTLIGHT Risky Gold
THE NORTH Matts Commission
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
1
Billygwyn TooD
Mr Connor Brace/J Tudor
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 311-
107 4/1, 9/2
4/1
SP
Point winner who made a successful rules debut in similar event at Exeter (beat Kootenay River by just under a length) 24 days ago under Connor Brace; meets the runner-up on similar terms and holds claims once more.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/04/18
    EXE 16GS 4-6yCl4 MdNHF,3K
    11-5
    1/8 3/4l, Kootenay River[9/1]11-7
    Mr Connor Brace
    75
    105
7
Equus Pandora
Mr P Bryan/M Bowen
Age: 4
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 1-
5/1, 9/2
5/1
SP
By Shantou; dam half-sister to Pandorama from good jumping family; successful in 2m point under Peter Bryan last month; trainer having first bumper runner but 10-36 under rules and market check advised.
8
Kootenay RiverBF
Mr T O'Brien/A King
Age: 4
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 12-
104 5/1, 11/2
5/1
SP
Easy point winner and second to Billygwyn Too in similar event at Exeter last month; strong in betting that day for top yard with a solid bumper record so no surprise if he does better for the experience.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/04/18
    EXE 16GS 4-6yCl4 MdNHF,3K
    11-7
    2/8 3/4l, Billygwyn Too[11/10F]11-5
    Mr Tommie M O'Brien
    70
    98
4
Risky Gold
Miss A Stirling/F O'Brien
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 4/421-
6/1, 13/2
6/1
SP
First foal; dam point winner, placed bumpers; off the mark in points by 12l last month, having been bought for £38,000; in-form yard have a healthy 16% strike-rate in bumpers and he rates as one of the likeliest winners.
5
Rob The Getaway
Mr H Crow/Mrs S Crow
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: F/PU1-
6/1, 11/2
6/1
SP
Second foal of a maiden point winner, from family of Stayers' Hurdle winner Trapper John; took four runs to even complete in points but won by 60l last month when he finally did; hard to know what to make of that and trainer, while 21% under rules, is having her first bumper runner.
2
Matts Commission
Mr J Teal/J Teal
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 6P11-1
10/1, 9/1
10/1
SP
From family of See More Business; won last three points on ground ranging from soft to good to firm, latest 11 days ago; bred for further and a rare rules runner for trainer; best watched unless market says otherwise.
12
Strike Hollow
Mr B Jones/Miss H Lewis
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 1-
10/1, 11/1
10/1
SP
Dam Fibresand bumper winner, sister to five winners including high-class Whisper; good pedigree and defied odds of 25-1 to make winning point debut in January; trainer 4-28 in bumpers; worth a market check.
11
Rogue Diamond
Mr Z Baker/G McPherson
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 1-
14/1, 16/1
14/1
SP
Half-sister to smart winner (including bumper) Quwetwo; dam 2m hurdle/chase winner, out of half-sister to Badsworth Boy; cost connections £15,000 after winning point by last month; stable's bumper strike-rate is unspectacular and market may prove the best guide.
14
Lily The Pink
Miss L Tickle/J Tickle
Age: 4
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: 1-
18/1, 16/1
14/1
SP
Dam half-sister to at least useful chasers Carrigeen Lechuga and Benatar; promise on pedigree and won point (2m, soft) last month on debut; trainer's first bumper runner but worth a look in the betting.
10
Rapaport
Miss G Andrews/T Bulgin
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 4-1
16/1, 14/1
16/1
SP
£1,500 3yo; modest dam half-sister to See You Sometime; won second of two 2m points last month, but trainer 0-13 under rules and market would need to be persuasive, even with Gina Andrews booked.
6
Court In Matera
Mr E Glassonbury/E Glassonbury
Age: 4
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 2-
14/1, 20/1
25/1
SP
Brother to 2m6f hurdle winner Shepherd's Bight; dam out of 1m2f winner; neck second on point debut last month and has more speed in his pedigree than some others, so worth a market check.
3
Platinum Ben
Mr J Andrews/N W Padfield
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: /4P1P-
25/1, 40/1
50/1
SP
First foal of a maiden point winner; off the mark in points at seventh attempt in March; pulled up last time and others more persuasive.
9
Behomebymidnight
Mr J Ridley/S Evans
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: P/F2P-
50/1, 66/1
80/1
SP
Half-sister to point winner; dam dual 1m2f winner out of Group-placed 7f 2yo winner; some speed in pedigree but well-held second on completed start in points; trainer's first runner under rules and best watched.
13
Gypsy Charm
Mr D Prichard/I Chanin
Age: 4
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: 63-
80/1, 66/1
80/1
SP
Half-sister to two Flat winners; close third in latter point (2m4f, good to soft) last month but more is required in this company.
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