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ROA/Racing Post Owners' Jackpot Novices' Hurdle (Novices' Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (4) 4yo+
ROA/Racing Post Owners' Jackpot Novices' Hurdle (Novices' Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (4) 4yo+
Going:
Heavy
Heavy
Distance: 1m 7f 113y Runners: 12
Hurdle Turf
Heavy 1m 7f 113y
Well Smitten and, in particular, dual hurdles winner Banjo Girl command plenty of respect but preference is still for THE NEW PHARAOH, a winner on the Flat here and who ran a promising first race over hurdles at Uttoxeter last month. The drop back from 2m4f is a likely plus for him. [Mel Cullinan]
RP Ratings Banjo Girl
POSTDATA Banjo Girl
LAMBOURN Clash Of D Titans
SPOTLIGHT The New Pharaoh
THE NORTH Christo
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
2
Banjo GirlD
M Tissier/Mrs L Wadham
Age: 6
Weight: 11-10
Spotlight Form: 32-151
130 3/1, 11/4
5/2
SP
Off the mark at the fifth attempt over hurdles at Southwell in November; ran respectably in Listed race next time before career-best form when making all to win at Fakenham (2m, soft) under Maxime Tissier last time; a repeat of that latest form will give her leading claims.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/12/17
    FAK 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-9
    1/7 5l, Dory[2/1]10-10
    Maxime Tissier
    119
    105
    126
  • 02/12/17
    NBY 16GS Cl1 NvLisHd,15K
    11-0
    5/6 21l, Dame Rose[16/1]11-0 h
    David Noonan
    119
    93
    119
  • 21/11/17
    STH 15Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    1/7 1/2l, Passing Call[11/4]10-12 h(1)
    David Noonan
    116
    65
    116
  • 20/03/17
    STH 20Sft Cl4 MdHd,4K
    10-8
    2/11 1 1/2l, Bobo Mac[4/1]11-4
    David Noonan
    107
    89
    117
  • 11/12/16
    STH 15GS Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-0
    3/8 15 1/2l, Ruby Yeats[3/1]11-0 t(1)
    Leighton Aspell
    107
    21
    101
  • 26/11/16
    DON 19Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-10
    3/5 7 1/4l, Snow Leopardess[11/2]10-7
    Trevor Whelan
    93
    111
7
DessinateurD
A Coleman/Miss V Williams
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 1-4
109 5/1, 9/2
7/2
SP
Winning debut in Chepstow bumper in April; more needed on form of hurdles debut fourth at Exeter in November but he is entitled to be better for that initial experience and is a brother to useful hurdles (best RPR 142) and Grade 3 chase winner Une Artiste, so worth considering.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/11/17
    EXE 16Sft Cl3 NvHd,6K
    10-12
    4/15 21l, Dynamite Dollars[4/1]11-4
    B J Cooper
    62
    100
  • 23/03/17
    CHP 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-7
    1/5 1 1/4l, Warthog[8/1]11-0
    Liam Treadwell
    77
    97
4
Canyouringmeback
L Aspell/N Gifford
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 3-12
118 5/1
11/2
SP
Picked up for 52,000GBP in November, having won a heavy-ground Irish point in October; more needed on last month's hurdles debut second at Fontwell but that was a good first effort all the same and ought to be better for that experience.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/12/17
    FON 17Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-9
    2/13 12l, Highway One O One[6/1]11-0
    Conor Ring
    81
    109
6
Clash Of D Titans
R Johnson/W Greatrex
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 2-5
4/1
6/1
SP
Bought for 50,000GBP soon after finishing second on Irish point debut in April; fair fifth on rules debut in bumper at Bangor (led) last month; improvement on that form is needed but hurdling could suit him better and wouldn't rule him out with Richard Johnson up.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/12/17
    BAN 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    5/10 7 3/4l, Moonlighter[3/1]10-9
    Gavin Sheehan
    61
    105
11
The New Pharaoh
Jonjo O'Neill/L Morgan
Age: 7
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 3
118 8/1, 7/1
6/1
SP
Fairly useful middle-distance handicapper on the Flat, when one of his three wins came here (1m4f, soft); sold 22,000gns; ran with some promise when third on hurdles/stable debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f) last month; form is reasonable, he should be better for the experience and well worth considering dropped to 2m in a hood.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/12/17
    UTT 19Sft Cl5 MdHd,2K
    11-2
    3/6 13 1/2l, Chef Des Obeaux[16/1]11-2
    Mr Joe Wright
    50
    109
  • 27/10/17
    NBY 16Sft Cl5 ApHc,3K
    9-9
    2/9 2 1/2l, Incus[9/2]8-13
    Finley Marsh
    74
    16
    79
  • 10/10/17
    CAT 12GS Cl5Hc,3K
    9-12
    3/9 2 3/4l, Riviere Argentee[4/1]8-6
    Paul Mulrennan
    75
    53
    79
  • 12/09/17
    LEI 11GS Cl4Hc,6K
    9-8
    4/10 3 3/4l, Maori Bob[12/1]8-12
    Ted Durcan
    75
    34
    76
  • 10/08/17
    HAY 11GS Cl4Hc,6K
    9-3
    5/6 3 3/4l, Indy[3/1]9-7
    Paul Hanagan
    76
    26
    76
  • 27/07/17
    DON 11Sft Cl4Hc,5K
    9-1
    1/11 1/2l, Prendergast Hill[9/4F]9-4
    David Allan
    74
    42
    81
1
Canyon CityD
T Whelan/N King
Age: 5
Weight: 11-11
Spotlight Form: 313
126 6/1
13/2
SP
Off the mark at the third attempt over hurdles at Huntingdon in October; very respectable 15l third to a useful novice at same track last time in November; this ground will be much slower but he did act on heavy on the Flat in France; one of the likelier candidates if handling midwinter heavy.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/11/17
    HUN 15Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-4
    3/8 15l, Theclockisticking[7/2]11-1
    Trevor Whelan
    86
    118
  • 17/10/17
    HUN 15Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    1/10 1 1/4l, Desiremoi D'Authie[5/2]10-12
    Trevor Whelan
    39
    104
  • 26/09/17
    WAR 16Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    3/12 6 1/2l, Blairs Cove[28/1]11-4
    Trevor Whelan
    41
    110
  • 24/08/17
    CHP 12GS Cl4Hc,5K
    10-0
    9/9 40l, Seafarer[20/1]9-4
    Trevor Whelan
    85
    32
  • 17/10/16
    Dea 12St 3y,9K
    9-2
    3/9 2 3/4l, Trancoso[37/10]9-0
    Mickael Barzalona
    76
  • 23/07/16
    Die 12Gd 3y,9K
    8-13
    2/5 1 1/2l, Magnentius[9/5F]9-4
    Nicolas Barzalona
    87
8
Passam
N Scholfield/Miss C Dyson
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 7-1
16/1
18/1
SP
Improved on last season's bumper debut run when winning small-field bumper at Bangor (heavy) last month; more needed on hurdling debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/12/17
    BAN 16Hy 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-0
    1/4 1/2l, Copper Coin[8/1]11-0 t
    Ian Popham
    61
    106
  • 10/02/17
    KEM 16GS 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,3K
    11-4
    7/16 17 1/2l, Haafapiece[100/1]10-3 t(1)
    Ian Popham
    65
    102
5
Christo
I Popham/O Greenall
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight
33/1, 28/1
33/1
SP
Five wins on the Flat in Germany, at 1m-1m2f; stamina and aptitude for hurdling have to be proven and may be best watched on his debut in this sphere.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/10/17
    Lzg 9Sft Hc,3K
    9-2
    5/5 7l, Norajean[37/10]8-5
    Miss Lilli-Marie Engels
  • 22/10/17
    Bad 10Sft Hc,4K
    9-7
    5/5 13l, Welan[19/2]8-10
    Maxim Pecheur
  • 16/09/17
    Lzg 10Gd Hc,4K
    8-8
    6/4 1 1/2l, Ostana[48/10]8-6
    Maxim Pecheur
  • 13/08/17
    Hop 9Gd ,3K
    8-10
    1/1 [21/10F]
    Rene Piechulek
  • 29/07/17
    Bdh 9GS Hc,10K
    8-6
    3/1 [42/10]
    Maxim Pecheur
9
Sanok
C Gethings/P Cowley
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: P/
50/1
SP
Three wins in the Czech Republic in 2015, at 1m-1m6f; pulled up on stable/hurdles debut in February 2016 and a lot has to be taken on trust on this first run since.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/02/16
    WAR 16Sft 4yCl4 Hd,3K
    10-12
    PU/9 Forgiving Glance[12/1]10-5
    Danny Cook
  • 26/09/15
    Vlc 13Gd ,8K
    8-8
    2/4 Touch Of Genius[68/10]8-8
    Vaclav Janacek
  • 30/08/15
    Vlc 14Gd 3y,6K
    9-2
    1/3 1 1/4l, Amga River[9/2]8-13
    Vaclav Janacek
  • 18/07/15
    Mos 10Gd Hc,1K
    8-10
    1/3 3 1/4l, Khalidor[EvensF]9-0
    Jaromir Safar
  • 16/05/15
    Mos 10Gd 3y,2K
    9-2
    6/2 Amga River[EvensF]8-13
    Martina Havelkova
10
Tango du Roy
T O'Brien/E Williams
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 0
50/1
SP
Well down the field on debut in a bumper at Uttoxeter (14-1) in November; marked improvement needed on this switch to hurdles and strong likelihood that he is best watched.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/11/17
    UTT 15GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-9
    10/14 24l, Article Fifty[14/1]10-7
    Mitchell Bastyan
    48
    88
3
Booborowie
B Powell/Ali Stronge
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 8
79
66/1
SP
Some fair Flat form in 2016, though best of it was at 1m and didn't progress; down the field sole start in 2017; well beaten on hurdles debut last month and likely best watched here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/12/17
    FON 17Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    8/13 51l, Highway One O One[33/1]11-0
    Matt Griffiths
    32
    70
  • 17/10/17
    LEI 10GS Cl5Hc,4K
    8-13
    7/12 6 1/4l, Hajaam[33/1]9-5
    George Wood
    67
    31
    65
  • 05/10/16
    KEM 10St/Slw 3-5yCl5 AuMd,3K
    9-5
    5/7 16 1/2l, Pastoral Music[25/1]9-5
    Martin Lane
    73
    52
  • 08/09/16
    EPS 10Gd 3yCl5Hc,4K
    9-7
    7/9 18l, Shufoog[25/1]8-13
    Martin Lane
    75
    23
    51
  • 12/08/16
    NOT 8GF Cl5 Md,3K
    9-0
    3/7 3 3/4l, Jantina[16/1]9-0
    David Parkes
    56
    68
  • 15/07/16
    HAY 7Sft Cl5 Md,3K
    9-3
    4/7 6 1/4l, Fastnet Tempest[22/1]9-3
    Adam Beschizza
    9
    72
13
Respectability
J Banks/M Mullineaux
Age: 6
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight
200/1
150/1
SP
Very modest Flat maiden who has been off since well beaten when back from a significant absence last January; can only be watched on stable/hurdles debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/01/17
    LIN 12St 4-6yCl6 AuMd,2K
    9-4
    6/6 19l, Ayr Of Elegance[66/1]9-4 h(1)
    David Probert
    37
    29
  • 05/07/16
    WOL 7St Cl6Hc,2K
    8-12
    12/12 24l, Hardy Black[33/1]9-12 cp
    Stevie Donohoe
    46
  • 25/06/16
    DON 6Gd Cl5 Md,4K
    9-4
    9/11 18 1/2l, Florenza[66/1]9-0
    Alistair Rawlinson
    5
    22
  • 09/06/16
    NOT 8GF Cl5 Md,3K
    9-8
    10/10 34l, Staunch[100/1]9-2
    Tom Eaves
    6
  • 30/05/16
    LEI 11GF Cl4 Md,6K
    9-10
    10/10 59l, Lady Of Camelot[66/1]9-13
    Joe Doyle
  • 18/05/15
    WDR 8Gd Cl5 Md,3K
    9-0
    11/12 23l, Tazffin[20/1]9-0
    Pat Cosgrave
    29
12
Well Smitten
G Sheehan/W Greatrex
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 726-U
123
Non runner
Best of his three runs in bumpers when second at Hereford (2m, heavy); in the process of showing improved form on hurdles debut at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in November, though about to be headed, when unseating his rider two out; pulled quite hard there and drop to 2m a plus; considered.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/11/17
    LIN 19Sft 4-6yCl3 NvHd,6K
    10-12
    UR/14 Jabulani[14/1]10-12
    Richard Johnson
    111
  • 01/03/17
    Ffo 15Hy 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-1
    6/8 28l, Jaunty Warrior[9/4F]11-1
    Gavin Sheehan
    41
    81
  • 01/02/17
    HER 16Hy 4-6yCl4 NHF,3K
    11-3
    2/8 4 1/2l, Runasimi River[7/1]10-0
    Gavin Sheehan
    97
    102
  • 14/01/17
    WAR 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    7/14 27l, Point Of Principle[8/1]10-4
    Thomas Greatrex
    28
    90
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