12:30 Wincanton
Jockey Club "National Hunt" Novices' Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (4) 3yo+
Jockey Club "National Hunt" Novices' Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (4) 3yo+
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 2m 5f 82y Runners: 4
Hurdle Turf
Soft 2m 5f 82y
Potential improver Vivant is very much respected on this debut for Harry Fry, particularly if strong in the betting. However, marginal preference is still for DRINKS INTERVAL, who ran very respectably when bidding to make it three from three over hurdles last time and, back in calmer waters now, may well be able to return to winning ways. [Mel Cullinan]
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TOPSPEED Allez Jacques
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J Bowen/C Tizzard
Age: 5
Weight: 12-2
Spotlight Form: 3-4115
121 15/8, 7/4
11/10
SP
Won first two starts over hurdles, at Newton Abbot (2m1f, heavy) and Ludlow (2m5f, good), before very run in decent little race at Newbury last time; this isn't the most competitive of races and leading claims on this handicap debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/11/17
    NBY 16GS Cl2 NvHd,13K
    11-6
    5/6 29l, Cap Soleil[10/1]10-12 t
    Robbie Power
    122
    88
    114
  • 26/10/17
    LUD 21Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-2
    1/8 1 1/2l, Majestic Moll[5/2]10-10 t
    Harry Cobden
    57
    118
  • 02/10/17
    NAB 16Hy Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-10
    1/8 2 3/4l, Green Or Black[5/2]10-10 t(1)
    Robbie Power
    60
    116
  • 17/05/17
    WOR 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    4/14 16l, A Three Eighty[5/2]10-8
    Paddy Brennan
    47
    97
  • 17/04/17
    CHP 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-0
    3/7 16l, If You Say Run[9/4]11-0
    Paddy Brennan
    48
    100
  • 26/12/16
    WCN 15Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-9
    6/12 10 1/2l, Lalor[12/1]10-9
    Tom O'Brien
    32
    97
2
Allez Jacques
J Banks/Miss E Lavelle
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 404-52
117 9/4
11/4
SP
Five-race maiden who showed best form when close second at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) last time; that was a significant improvement on his two previous runs over hurdles and, with more very possibly to come on handicap debut now, is much respected.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/11/17
    UTT 19GS Cl5 MdHd,2K
    11-0
    2/15 1/4l, Indian Hercules[16/1]11-0
    James Banks
    103
    115
  • 20/10/17
    WCN 21Gd Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-0
    5/6 30l, White Moon[25/1]11-0
    Leighton Aspell
    23
    90
  • 25/03/17
    STR 18GS Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-0
    4/5 10l, Cornish Warrior[15/2]10-11
    Daryl Jacob
    85
    101
  • 26/01/17
    WAR 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-4
    10/13 21l, Cirano De Sivola[12/1]10-11
    Aidan Coleman
    37
    83
  • 28/11/16
    PLU 17GS 4-5yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    4/8 8 1/4l, If The Cap Fits[7/2]11-2
    Daryl Jacob
    97
3
Shadow's Boy
M Bastyan/B Llewellyn
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
Spotlight Form: U-3323
121 13/2, 6/1
5/1
SP
Has made the frame in small-field novices in all four starts since switched to hurdles; bit more needed here and unproven on soft ground.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/11/17
    LUD 21Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-9
    3/6 12l, Dandy Dan[16/1]10-12
    Robert Williams
    112
    50
    115
  • 11/10/17
    LUD 21GF Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-9
    2/5 4l, Tempestatefloresco[20/1]11-4
    Robert Williams
    110
    45
    112
  • 11/09/17
    NAB 18GS Cl4 NvHd,6K
    10-12
    3/6 12 1/2l, Coole Cody[33/1]11-5
    Tom O'Brien
    88
    109
  • 29/08/17
    NAB 18Gd Cl4 MdHd,5K
    10-11
    3/7 11 1/2l, Watcombe Heights[125/1]11-0
    Robert Williams
    28
    99
  • 27/12/14
    CHP 16Hy 4-6yCl5 NHF,2K
    10-9
    7/10 40l, Ghost River[50/1]11-2
    Robert Williams
    26
    85
  • 15/12/14
    Ffo 15Sft 3-5yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    7/9 32l, Nansaroy[16/1]10-11
    Robert Williams
    76
5
Speedalong
N Scholfield/J Scott
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: /0P42-
116 13/2
5/1
SP
Lightly raced maiden who was improved second at Warwick (2m5f, good) last time in April; off since and slower ground to contend with but could be more to come handicapping now and by no means discounted.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/04/17
    WAR 21Gd Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-0
    2/7 1 1/4l, Abbotswood[16/1]11-0 h,t
    Nick Scholfield
    75
    106
  • 30/03/17
    TAU 19Gd Cl5 MdHd,4K
    11-4
    4/9 34l, Touch Kick[250/1]11-4 h,t(1)
    Nick Scholfield
    57
    93
  • 13/12/16
    WCN 19GS Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-8
    PU/16 Strong Pursuit[250/1]11-8
    Nick Scholfield
  • 23/11/16
    HER 19Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    10/12 72l, Acting Lass[100/1]10-12
    Nick Scholfield
    4
    57
  • 17/04/16
    WCN 15GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-3
    8/11 17l, Movewiththetimes[40/1]11-3
    Nick Scholfield
    64
    93
  • 04/04/16
    WCN 15Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-4
    RO/8 Winningtry[16/1]11-4
    Nick Scholfield
4
Vivant
N P Madden/H Fry
Age: 4
Weight: 11-9
Spotlight Form: 0726P-
Non runner
Maiden whose best run in France was when second over hurdles at Nantes (2m1f, very soft; stayed on well) in October 2016; wouldn't be the first horse to improve for the switch to this good yard and of strong interest in a tongue-tie now, especially if there's strength behind her in the betting.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/12/16
    Pau 17Hy 3yHd,12K
    10-6
    PU/4 Djedda Conti[46/1]10-8 cp
    Thomas Beaurain
  • 06/12/16
    Pau 17Sft 3yHd,11K
    10-3
    6/6 21l, Mer Et Terre[15/1]10-10 cp
    Rees Morgan Murphy
  • 17/10/16
    Nan 17VSft 4yHd,6K
    10-3
    2/3 5 1/2l, Douce Du Maffray[27/1]10-8 bl
    Rees Morgan Murphy
  • 21/09/16
    Com 17VSft 3yHd,8K
    10-3
    7/1 [23/1] cp
    Rees Morgan Murphy
  • 05/07/16
    Cla 17VSft 3yHd,11K
    10-6
    12/1 [25/1] cp
    Thomas Beaurain
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