14:00 Huntingdon
Smarkets EBF "National Hunt" Maiden Hurdle (Qualifier) (4) 4-6yo
Smarkets EBF "National Hunt" Maiden Hurdle (Qualifier) (4) 4-6yo
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 1m 7f 171y Runners: 15
Hurdle Turf
Soft 1m 7f 171y
While Turtle Wars, Arian and First Du Charmil, preferred in that order, have shown significant ability over hurdles, LAD OF LUCK made a sufficiently big impression with last season's bumper win to think that he can prove more than a match for them on his hurdling debut. Leapaway was fourth in a warm race at Newbury but Richard Johnson is on another Hobbs-trained runner in Pyrios.[Richard Austen]
RP Ratings Turtle Wars
LAMBOURN Turtle Wars
POSTDATA Turtle Wars
SPOTLIGHT Lad Of Luck
WEST COUNTRY Leapaway
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
7
Lad Of LuckD
Jonjo O'Neill/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 1-
3/1, 11/4
9/4
SP
Half-brother to smart 2m-2m4f hurdle winner Let's Dance; well-backed favourite and impressed when winning a bumper at Chepstow (2m, soft) last February by 11l under Jonjo O'Neill Jr; if he jumps adequately he could prove a class above today's rivals.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 25/02/17
    CHP 16Sft 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    10-3
    1/10 11l, Hidden Impact[5/2F]11-2
    Jonjo O'Neill
    32
    113
12
Turtle Wars
N Fehily/N Henderson
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 3-39
124 5/2
9/4
SP
Third in Irish maiden point on debut last April and at Bangor (2m) in October on hurdling debut; a bit disappointing that he failed to improve when 6-1 at Ascot (2m3f) seven weeks ago, fading into ninth, but this step back down in trip can certainly be justified; player.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/11/17
    ASC 19GS Cl3 MdHd,6K
    11-0
    9/15 12 1/2l, Kildisart[6/1]11-0
    Barry Geraghty
    45
    115
  • 31/10/17
    BAN 16Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    3/12 3 1/2l, Whatmore[5/1]11-4
    Noel Fehily
    62
    114
6
First Du Charmil
C Gethings/S Drinkwater
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 4/34-3
124 7/1, 6/1
5/1
SP
Final start in three-race career for Tom Lacey was a step backwards but he reappeared last month with good third in maiden at Southwell (1m7f, good) for new yard; this ground is probably fine; in the shake-up on that latest evidence.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/12/17
    STH 15Gd Cl4 MdHd,5K
    10-11
    3/14 4 3/4l, Mahlervous[14/1]11-0
    Ciaran Gethings
    34
    112
  • 03/03/17
    NBY 20Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    4/8 39l, Le Breuil[6/1]11-4
    Tom Scudamore
    49
    103
  • 02/02/17
    TOW 15Hy Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-3
    3/8 9 1/2l, Top Ville Ben[7/1]11-9
    Richie McLernon
    91
    109
  • 28/02/16
    STH 15GS 4-5yCl5 NHF,2K
    10-12
    4/12 9 1/2l, Happy Hollow[3/1F]10-12
    Nico de Boinville
    12
    91
8
Leapaway
T O'Brien/P Hobbs
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 54
121 6/1, 11/2
5/1
SP
Two maiden hurdles, improving when 17l fourth of 21 under Tom O'Brien at Newbury (2m, soft); should still be capable of better, which should give each-way claims but Pyrios looks the yard's number one on jockey bookings.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/12/17
    NBY 16Sft Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-0
    4/21 17l, Pacific De Baune[66/1]11-0
    Tom O'Brien
    87
    112
  • 12/11/17
    SAN 15GS Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-0
    5/9 22l, Irish Prophecy[6/1]11-0
    Richard Johnson
    4
    101
15
Maire BanrighBF
H Skelton/D Skelton
Age: 6
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 1-8
93 5/1, 6/1
15/2
SP
Half-sister to useful hurdler/chaser Ballykan; 320,000GBP buy soon after easy win on Irish point debut last March; evens but beaten 30l in mares' novice hurdle at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) last month; now tongue tied and interesting to see if her backers return.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/12/17
    LUD 21Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-10
    8/12 30l, Chilli Filli[EvensF]10-10
    Harry Skelton
    58
    77
10
Pyrios
R Johnson/P Hobbs
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 6-44
114 11/1, 14/1
16/1
SP
50-1 but improved when graduating to hurdles for 18l fourth of 14 over C&D (good to soft) in November, outpaced entering final turn before staying on until last-flight blunder when well held; can do better and looks the Hobbs first string on jockey bookings but others have done good deal more.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 25/11/17
    HUN 15GS Cl4 MdHd,3K
    11-1
    4/14 18l, Clondaw Castle[50/1]11-5
    Sean Houlihan
    69
    105
  • 13/05/17
    WAR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    4/7 12l, Paddy Boss[9/1]11-2
    Richard Johnson
    91
  • 01/04/17
    STR 16Gd 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-11
    6/8 27l, Gunfleet[8/1]11-3
    Richard Johnson
    53
    80
11
Supakalanistic
S Twiston-Davies/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 4-35F7
113 25/1
28/1
SP
Has shown a bit of ability in bumpers and on second hurdles start (fell on first attempt) but a leading role today demands good deal more.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/12/17
    LUD 15Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-9
    7/14 12l, Melangerie[33/1]10-0
    Jamie Bargary
    85
    104
  • 16/11/17
    LUD 21Gd Cl3 Hd,6K
    10-11
    F/6 Cresswell Legend[20/1]11-5
    Jamie Bargary
  • 25/10/17
    WOR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    5/16 12 1/2l, Skidoosh[13/2]10-12
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    88
    100
  • 13/05/17
    WAR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    3/7 5 3/4l, Paddy Boss[9/2]11-2
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    98
  • 24/04/17
    WAR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-11
    4/9 5l, Not That Fuisse[6/1]10-11
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    73
    97
9
Midnight Chill
G Sheehan/J Snowden
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 468-40
110 22/1, 25/1
33/1
SP
Eighth in a valuable Newbury bumper last March; encouraging fourth on hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last May but remote when next seen at Southwell (soft; blundered at the fifth) last month; others preferred.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/12/17
    STH 15Sft Cl5 MdHd,3K
    10-12
    10/12 62l, Super Sid[15/2]10-12
    Gavin Sheehan
    1
    64
  • 06/05/17
    UTT 15Gd Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-2
    4/12 12 1/2l, Majestic Touch[10/1]11-2 t
    Gavin Sheehan
    63
    101
  • 25/03/17
    NBY 16GS 4-5yCl2 NHF,31K
    11-3
    8/20 12 1/2l, Bullionaire[33/1]10-10 t(1)
    Aidan Coleman
    76
    109
  • 15/11/16
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-0
    6/14 23l, Agamemmon[12/1]10-7
    Daryl Jacob
    14
    91
  • 15/05/16
    MAR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    4/5 12 1/2l, Cougar's Gold[9/1]11-2
    Brendan Powell
    5
    93
16
Zoltan Varga
D Crosse/M Channon
Age: 4
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight Form: 6244
16/1, 20/1
50/1
SP
Minor honours at Carlisle, Doncaster and Hereford in his last three bumpers, twice on soft; half-brother to The Blue Bomber (runs here 1.30) and to a fair winning hurdler; worth a second look on hurdling debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/12/17
    HER 16Sft 3yCl5 NHF,3K
    11-0
    4/10 6 3/4l, Apres Le Deluge[11/4]11-0
    Brendan Powell
    27
    94
  • 02/12/17
    DON 13GS 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    4/9 2 1/2l, Ettila De Sivola[3/1]10-12
    Harry Bannister
    97
  • 05/11/17
    CRL 14Sft 3yCl5 NHF,2K
    10-12
    2/11 5l, Cuckoo's Calling[9/2]10-12
    Graham Lee
    66
    97
  • 05/10/17
    HUN 13Gd 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    6/13 10 1/2l, Cuckoo's Calling[3/1]10-5
    Graham Lee
    53
    86
5
Echnaton
L Aspell/Mrs L Wadham
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 0-89
71 100/1, 50/1
66/1
SP
Has accomplished little in two bumpers and a novice hurdle; wore a hood and tongue-tie last time, now it's just a hood.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/11/17
    WAR 16GS Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    9/12 58l, Harefield[66/1]10-12 h,t(1)
    Leighton Aspell
    19
    62
  • 01/11/17
    FAK 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-1
    8/9 33l, Kaloci[16/1]10-8
    Jack Sherwood
    72
  • 14/01/17
    WAR 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-7
    13/14 85l, Point Of Principle[16/1]10-4
    Leighton Aspell
    20
2
Classula
I Popham/Miss C Dyson
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 80-4
100/1
SP
100-1 in all three bumpers, with a whiff of ability on two occasions (fourth of nine here on reappearance) but he's hard to fancy just yet.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 25/11/17
    HUN 13GS 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-4
    4/9 16l, French Crusader[100/1]10-8
    Brendan Powell
    48
    80
  • 10/02/17
    KEM 16GS 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,3K
    11-4
    14/16 51l, Haafapiece[100/1]10-3
    Brendan Powell
    22
    72
  • 21/12/16
    LUD 14GS 4-5yCl4 NHF,4K
    11-2
    8/14 26l, Top Ville Ben[100/1]11-2
    Brendan Powell
    83
3
Cobbler's Son
A Tinkler/H Daly
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 90U
81
100/1
SP
Hinted at ability when ninth of 14 in Uttoxeter bumper on debut in November; however, he didn't jump well on hurdling debut at Ludlow and unseated at the first at Bangor (100-1) last week; yard in form.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 04/01/18
    BAN 16Hy Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-5
    UR/13 Fin And Game[100/1]11-12
    Andrew Tinkler
  • 20/12/17
    LUD 15Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    12/14 48l, Melangerie[66/1]10-0
    Tom Bellamy
    39
    72
  • 18/11/17
    UTT 15GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-11
    9/14 24l, Article Fifty[25/1]10-7
    Jack Sherwood
    48
    88
4
Court Affairs
J McGrath/J S Mullins
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 1-77
96 66/1
100/1
SP
Won Carlisle bumper (good to soft) by 6l on debut last April; however, beaten about 40l in his two novice hurdles and does not look bred for this step back down from 2m4f.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/12/17
    STH 20Sft 4-6yCl4 NvHd,4K
    10-7
    7/13 41l, Gunfleet[33/1]10-12
    Kevin Jones
    68
    86
  • 23/11/17
    WCN 21Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    7/11 39l, Captain Cattistock[12/1]10-12
    Jamie Moore
    6
    87
  • 05/04/17
    CRL 17GS 4-6yCl5 NHF,2K
    11-2
    1/11 6l, Luckime[18/1]11-2
    Jeremiah McGrath
    51
    109
13
Wahwonaisa
T Cannon/D Bridgwater
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: U
66/1
100/1
SP
50-1, well behind and looked wayward when he unseated on flat in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter in November; now has cheekpieces.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/11/17
    UTT 15GS Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    UR/9 Du Soleil[50/1]10-12
    Tom Cannon
1
Arthur's Reuben
D Noonan/J Candlish
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 6-906
73 100/1
125/1
SP
Low-level form in a bumper and three maiden hurdles.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/12/17
    FAK 20Sft Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-0
    6/9 76l, Rio Quinto[150/1]11-0
    David Noonan
    53
  • 18/11/17
    UTT 19GS Cl5 MdHd,2K
    11-0
    13/15 64l, Indian Hercules[100/1]11-0
    Sean Quinlan
    36
    58
  • 01/11/17
    FAK 16Gd Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-0
    9/11 47l, Free Range[50/1]11-0
    Sean Quinlan
    30
    64
  • 26/02/17
    STH 15GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-7
    6/12 27l, My Mate Mark[16/1]10-7
    Sean Quinlan
    78
14
ArianDBF
T Scudamore/J Flint
Age: 6
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 51F-22
123
Non runner
Bumper winner; fell on hurdle debut in February but twice runner-up this term at Ffos Las (2m, soft); to beat all of these probably requires improvement but she's firmly in each-way calculations.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/11/17
    Ffo 15Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-5
    2/9 9l, Angels Antics[5/4F]10-5
    Ian Popham
    85
    107
  • 21/10/17
    Ffo 15Sft Cl4 MdHd,5K
    10-12
    2/9 1/2l, Woolstone One[3/1]10-12
    Jamie Moore
    83
    107
  • 20/02/17
    LIN 19Hy Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-10
    F/5 Hitherjacques Lady[7/1]11-2
    Ian Popham
    107
  • 22/12/16
    BAN 16Sft 3-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-6
    1/15 3l, Oh Michelle[33/1]11-6
    Rhys Flint
    82
    107
  • 08/11/16
    LIN 16St 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-10
    5/11 5l, Peggies Venture[33/1]11-3
    Jamie Moore
    89
  • 04/02/16
    TOW 15Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-0
    6/11 23l, Informationisking[14/1]11-3
    Will Kennedy
    44
    73
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