12:00 Huntingdon
Ruth Weir Novices' Hurdle (4) 4yo+
Ruth Weir Novices' Hurdle (4) 4yo+
Going:
Good To Soft
Good To Soft
Distance: 2m 3f 137y Runners: 8
Hurdle Turf
Good To Soft 2m 3f 137y
Nicky Henderson has a 31% strike-rate with his hurdlers here in the past five seasons and is fancied to boost that record with hurdling newcomer NO HIDING PLACE, who showed promise in defeat in his two bumpers and should be suited by this step up in trip. Today's longer trip should also be a plus for Mahlermade and Trust The Man, with Mahlermade feared most ahead of Uttoxeter third Clondaw Native. Silver Kayf is another who can run well.[Ben Hutton]
RP Ratings Clondaw Native
LAMBOURN No Hiding Place
POSTDATA Clondaw Native
SPOTLIGHT No Hiding Place
THE NORTH Dig A Bit Deeper
TOPSPEED Silver Kayf
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
2
Clondaw Native
C Gethings/S Edmunds
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 1-43
136
9/4
SP
Point winner who has run well in defeat on his first two rules starts, fourth in a Chepstow bumper (2m, good) then third in Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) novice hurdle; a player today for yard going great guns.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 03/11/17
    UTT 19Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    3/14 7 1/4l, Who's My Jockey[20/1]10-12
    Brendan Powell
    95
    117
  • 15/10/17
    CHP 16Gd 4-6yCl4 NHF,3K
    11-0
    4/9 6 1/2l, Mont Des Avaloirs[8/1]11-0
    Brendan Powell
    56
    104
4
Mahlermade
T Cannon/A King
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 5-62
129
11/4
SP
Short of the necessary pace in two good-ground bumpers but still shaped with promise, as was also case when keeping on for 5l second on recent hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m, soft); fancied to improve for this longer trip.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/11/17
    CHP 16Sft Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-5
    2/14 5l, The Last Day[9/2]11-5
    Wayne Hutchinson
    74
    110
  • 15/10/17
    CHP 16Gd 4-6yCl4 NHF,3K
    11-0
    6/9 13l, Mont Des Avaloirs[12/1]11-0
    Wayne Hutchinson
    48
    99
  • 01/04/17
    STR 16Gd 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-11
    5/8 8l, Gunfleet[14/1]11-3
    Tom Cannon
    74
    97
6
Silver Kayf
M Hamill/K Bailey
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 203-F4
136
10/3
SP
Ran well in defeat in some warm bumpers and held every chance when falling three out on last month's hurdle debut at Warwick (2m5f, good); creditable fourth at Exeter (2m5f, soft) subsequently and he's respected today.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/11/17
    EXE 21Sft Cl3 NvHd,6K
    10-12
    4/13 5l, Dancing Shadow[13/2]10-12
    David Bass
    102
    115
  • 05/10/17
    WAR 21Gd Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-0
    F/9 The Welsh Paddies[6/4F]11-0
    David Bass
  • 25/03/17
    NBY 16GS 4-5yCl2 NHF,31K
    11-3
    3/20 4 1/2l, Bullionaire[8/1]10-10
    David Bass
    85
    115
  • 16/12/16
    ASC 15GS 4-6yCl1 LisNHF,17K
    11-4
    10/12 20l, Western Ryder[8/1]11-4
    Jamie Moore
    29
    101
  • 19/11/16
    ASC 15GS 4-6yCl4 NHF,5K
    11-0
    2/10 5l, King Of Realms[4/1]11-0
    Jamie Moore
    79
    109
  • 05/03/16
    NBY 16Sft 4-5yCl2 NHF,30K
    10-9
    5/14 8l, Sam's Adventure[16/1]10-13
    Tom Scudamore
    51
    104
5
No Hiding PlaceBF
N Curtis/N Henderson
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 3-2
7/2
SP
Beaten in both bumpers in April/June (2m, good), turned over at 8-13 latest, but the filly who beat him last time has also won her next two; this 4yo has shaped as if this step up in trip will suit on his hurdle debut and he's open to plenty of improvement for his top trainer.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 10/06/17
    STR 16Gd 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,3K
    10-13
    2/6 3l, Spice Girl[8/13F]10-6
    Nico de Boinville
    59
    90
  • 17/04/17
    HUN 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-4
    3/7 7l, Hatcher[7/2]10-9
    Ned Curtis
    32
    94
8
Trust The Man
D Crosse/A West
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 32
127
12/1
SP
Modest maiden on the Flat but this switch to hurdles has unlocked the potential in his pedigree, finishing third at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) then second at Sandown (2m, good to soft); shapes as if he might be even better over this longer trip (stays 2m on the Flat) and he can go well.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/11/17
    SAN 15GS Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-0
    2/9 9l, Irish Prophecy[14/1]11-0 t
    Dave Crosse
    21
    111
  • 23/10/17
    PLU 15GS Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-0
    3/13 8 1/4l, Highway One O One[200/1]11-0 t
    Dave Crosse
    49
    111
  • 11/10/17
    KEM 10St/Slw 3-5yCl5 AuMd,3K
    9-5
    11/11 39l, Wine List[100/1]9-5 h,bl,t(1)
    Rhiain Ingram
    48
    3
  • 18/09/17
    BRI 11Gd Cl6Hc,2K
    9-6
    9/12 34l, Esspeegee[33/1]9-1 h,t,cp(1)
    Royston Ffrench
    50
    7
  • 09/01/17
    LIN 15St Cl5Hc,3K
    7-13
    8/9 11l, Aurora Gray[10/1]9-7
    Aaron Jones
    50
    42
  • 27/12/16
    WOL 13St Cl6Hc,2K
    8-8
    3/12 2l, Captain Swift[9/2]9-10
    Adam Beschizza
    51
    19
    54
1
Burning Heat
B Powell/D Quinn
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: -25PF4
131
28/1
SP
Runner-up over hurdles for James Eustace three times this spring, including here, and enters calculations on that form; however, back from a break he's not been at his best this autumn (Flat/hurdles) for two different yards and he's now 0-18; something to prove (including stamina).
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/11/17
    HUN 15Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    4/8 27l, Theclockisticking[25/1]11-1 cp
    Dave Crosse
    120
    65
    99
  • 05/11/17
    HUN 19Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    F/6 Equus Secretus[33/1]10-12
    Tom Scudamore
    120
  • 10/10/17
    CAT 12GS Cl5Hc,3K
    9-6
    9/9 34l, Riviere Argentee[18/1]8-6 v(1)
    Tom Eaves
    69
    23
  • 12/07/17
    YAR 14Gd Cl5Hc,3K
    9-1
    3/5 3/4l, Avenue Des Champs[11/2]8-10 cp(1)
    Ryan Tate
    69
    9
    71
  • 20/06/17
    STR 16GF Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-11
    PU/9 Sailors Warn[7/1]10-13 bl
    Jack Quinlan
    122
  • 10/06/17
    STR 16Gd Cl2 HdHc,12K
    10-1
    5/7 12 1/2l, Rossetti[9/1]11-3
    Jack Quinlan
    122
    57
    111
3
Dig A Bit Deeper
Mr W Easterby/T Easterby
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 49-
28/1
SP
Showed some ability in both bumpers (1m5f/1m6f, good/good to soft) and, with his dam a talented stayer on the Flat, he could improve for the step up in trip on hurdle debut; market check advised but, having been beaten soundly enough on his two starts, considerable improvement is required.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/11/16
    DON 13Gd 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-5
    9/13 16 1/2l, Irish Prophecy[25/1]10-12
    Mr W Easterby
    63
    78
  • 30/10/16
    CRL 14GS 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-5
    4/11 14l, Dubai Or Not Dubai[12/1]10-12
    Mr W Easterby
    59
    79
7
Soul Man
D Noonan/Mrs L Wadham
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 0
50/1
SP
Sent off at 16-1 she finished tailed off on her recent bumper debut at Southwell (1m7f, good); best watched on this first hurdle start.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/11/17
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    11/12 44l, Strong Glance[16/1]10-12
    Aidan Coleman
    25
    67
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SP
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