13:10 Leicester
Croxton Park Novices' Hurdle (4) 4yo+
Croxton Park Novices' Hurdle (4) 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m 4f 110y Runners: 12
Hurdle Turf
Good 2m 4f 110y
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
1
Chef D'EquipeD
/P Hobbs
Age: 7
Weight: 11-11
Spotlight Form: 17-251
SP
Ex-French; placed over hurdles on debut for this yard in late 2017 and mostly chasing since then, bagging a 2m4f handicap on heavy ground at Sandown last season; near enough matched that form when second on good ground at Newbury in November and it was a competitive Ascot race in which he fared less well a month ago; strong claims back hurdling in this company.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/12/18
    Ain 20Sft Cl3 ChHc,12K
    11-7
    5/10 23l, Ballyhill[9/2]11-11 h
    Mr David Maxwell
    135
    101
    125
  • 08/11/18
    NBY 20Gd Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-4
    2/13 1 3/4l, Siruh Du Lac[12/1]10-11 h
    Mr David Maxwell
    132
    128
    137
  • 20/01/18
    ASC 19Sft Cl3 ChHc,10K
    11-9
    7/7 37l, Drumcliff[7/2]11-5 h
    Mr David Maxwell
    133
    68
    110
  • 06/01/18
    SAN 20Hy Cl3 ChHc,9K
    11-5
    1/11 1/4l, Masterplan[7/1]11-1 h
    Mr David Maxwell
    127
    101
    137
  • 08/12/17
    SAN 24GS Cl3 ChHc,9K
    11-8
    5/11 5l, Pete The Feat[10/1]11-9 h
    Mr David Maxwell
    129
    61
    133
  • 20/11/17
    PLU 21GS Cl4 HdHc,3K
    12-0
    6/8 10l, Sandhurst Lad[15/8F]10-12 h
    Mr David Maxwell
    122
    68
    115
2
Clondaw AnchorBF
/D Skelton
Age: 6
Weight: 11-11
Spotlight Form: 2-213
SP
Achieved more in last time's penalised Lingfield third of 18 (2m, good to soft; RPR 127) than the Carlisle win which preceded it, and not hard to shortlist again; won't want to race as freely back up in trip this time as last, for all he's already proven over 2m3f.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/11/18
    LIN 16GS Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-4
    3/18 5 1/2l, Champagne Court[7/4F]10-12 h
    Harry Skelton
    127
    102
    127
  • 12/11/18
    CRL 17GS Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    1/8 5l, En Meme Temps[2/7F]10-12 h
    Harry Skelton
    110
    121
  • 12/05/18
    WAR 19Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    2/7 3 1/2l, Minella Warrior[11/8F]10-12 h(1)
    Harry Skelton
    70
    117
3
Imperial Acolyte
/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 5
Weight: 11-11
Spotlight Form: 5-15
SP
Had excuses for his debut bumper flop; put that well and truly behind him and when quickening away after the last to win by 6l over C&D on his hurdles debut last month; strong claims on that evidence.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/11/18
    WET 16GS Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    1/9 6l, The Very Thing[5/1]10-12
    Jamie Bargary
    77
    115
  • 27/04/18
    PER 16Sft 4-6yCl4 NHF,3K
    10-9
    5/13 26l, Jarveys Plate[7/2]11-0
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    84
4
Laughing LuisC
/N Henderson
Age: 5
Weight: 11-11
Spotlight Form: -11471
SP
Couple of good-ground bumper wins in August; disappointing in a pair of 2m novice hurdles at Warwick since, not impressing with his jumping, but he's from a top yard and may yet get his act together.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/11/18
    WAR 16Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    7/13 26l, My Mate Mark[6/1]10-12
    James Bowen
    31
    88
  • 25/09/18
    WAR 16Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    4/8 6 1/2l, He's A Goer[1/5F]10-12
    James Bowen
    62
    103
  • 23/08/18
    STR 16Gd 4-6yCl4 NHF,4K
    11-4
    1/6 11l, Liz's Dream[1/3F]10-12
    James Bowen
    43
    113
  • 15/08/18
    WOR 16Gd 4-6yCl5 NHF,2K
    10-11
    1/7 6l, Templepark[7/4F]10-7
    James Bowen
    70
    107
  • 18/01/18
    LUD 14Sft 4-6yCl4 NHF,4K
    10-2
    4/12 14l, Rebound[7/1]11-4
    Ned Curtis
    91
  • 30/11/17
    TOW 14Gd 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-7
    7/12 8 3/4l, Thistle Do Nicely[100/30]10-5
    Ned Curtis
    18
    91
5
Mon PortBF
/O Murphy
Age: 7
Weight: 11-11
Spotlight Form: /1-122
SP
Odds on when winning on his fourth bumper start and 13-8 when making a winning hurdling debut at Huntingdon by 7l (2m, good); surprisingly turned over at Fakenham when 2-9 but he didn't look at ease on that tight track and the winner did at least run well to be third at Ascot at the weekend; also jumped right on occasions, a trait he doesn't want to repeat round here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/10/18
    FAK 16Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-4
    2/6 16l, Fearsome[2/9F]10-12
    Richard Johnson
    72
    105
  • 22/05/18
    HUN 16Gd Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-2
    1/8 7l, Lion Rouge[13/8]10-12
    Richard Johnson
    93
    119
  • 25/05/17
    WAR 16Gd 4-6yCl4 NHF,3K
    11-2
    1/4 55l, Nuclear[2/5F]10-5
    Harry Cobden
    70
    112
  • 18/04/17
    LUD 16Gd 4-6yCl4 NHF,3K
    11-0
    2/6 1/4l, Dans Le Vent[11/2]11-2
    Tom Scudamore
    98
  • 06/12/16
    UTT 16Sft 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    11-0
    8/10 38l, Neon Wolf[12/1]11-0
    Brendan Powell
    84
  • 03/11/16
    NBY 16Gd 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-12
    4/8 9l, Burbank[9/2]10-12
    Richard Johnson
    20
    101
6
Fortescue
/H Daly
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 038P
SP
Outran 33-1 odds when placed in good-ground Uttoxeter bumper in November but was soundly beaten on latest outing and is probably best watched on today's hurdle debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/12/18
    UTT 16Sft 4-6yCl5 NHF,2K
    10-7
    8/10 32l, Get In The Queue[16/1]10-9
    Hugh Nugent
    55
    85
  • 02/11/18
    UTT 16Gd 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,2K
    10-11
    3/9 3 1/2l, Knight Crusader[33/1]10-13
    Hugh Nugent
    97
  • 20/10/18
    Ffo 16GS 4-6yCl4 MdNHF,4K
    10-7
    14/16 71l, Encore Champs[33/1]11-0
    Hugh Nugent
    41
7
Jen's BoyBF
/N Henderson
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 8-2
SP
Good pedigree and prominent in the betting ahead of his Newbury debut in March; ended up beaten a long way into eighth on that occasion but got tired on soft ground and shaped well; this race less demanding and better ground in his favour; should do much better.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/03/18
    NBY 16Sft 4-5yCl2 NHF,30K
    10-10
    8/11 29l, Caribert[4/1]11-7
    Jeremiah McGrath
    83
8
Mr Palmtree
/R Dickin
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 3-2000
SP
Well beaten in two bumpers but was placed in both Irish points last spring so could do better now switching to hurdles.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/12/18
    WAR 16GS 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-7
    10/14 27l, Keep Rolling[66/1]11-0
    James Nixon
    36
    93
  • 07/11/18
    CHP 16Sft 4-6yCl5 NHF,2K
    10-5
    10/15 41l, Silver Forever[80/1]10-5
    James Nixon
    38
    76
9
Roccowithlove
/W Greatrex
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 8
SP
28,000euros foal, 55,000euros 3yo; half-brother to point and 3m hurdle winner Overland Flyer; dam unplaced bumpers, sister to 2m4f-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Sizing Symphony and closely related to the bumper and useful 2m3f-3m hurdle winner Monbeg Theatre; yard does well in bumpers and he is worth a close look in the betting.
10
Royal Reef
/Miss C Dyson
Age: 7
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: P
SP
Four AW wins in 2016 (for William Knight, at 1m6f-2m; peak RPR 87); not seen since so guesswork involved on hurdling/stable debut with new aids but market check advised.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/09/16
    WOL 14St Cl4Hc,5K
    9-9
    1/8 1l, Marshall Aid[3/1]8-0 v
    Jimmy Quinn
    80
    78
    87
  • 17/09/16
    WOL 17St Cl4Hc,5K
    9-3
    1/6 7l, Against The Odds[11/1]9-1 v(1)
    Jimmy Quinn
    74
    49
    87
  • 24/08/16
    KEM 16St/Slw Cl4Hc,5K
    8-13
    3/4 3 1/4l, Trevisani[3/1]9-7
    Silvestre De Sousa
    74
    44
    79
  • 28/07/16
    Ffo 16GS Cl4Hc,5K
    9-1
    6/7 21l, Champagne Champ[5/1]9-4
    Jimmy Quinn
    74
    46
    58
  • 29/06/16
    KEM 16St Cl3Hc,7K
    8-4
    1/10 1/2l, Percy Veer[8/1]9-4
    Jimmy Quinn
    71
    33
    77
11
Super Mac
/D McCain
Age: 7
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 9
SP
E72,000 3yo; by Yeats out of unraced sister to My Wigwam Or Yours, Hidden Agent (both useful) and Midnight Gift (dam of Death Duty); plenty to like on pedigree and yard 7-60 with bumper runners here; check the betting.
12
The Captains InnBF
/B Pauling
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 2-6
SP
New connections went to £220,000 acquire him after his Irish point second in March; another to consider, particularly if the betting suggests he's fancied.
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