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Bet toteexacta At betfred.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle (0-115) (4) 4yo+
Bet toteexacta At betfred.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle (0-115) (4) 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m 7f 198y Runners: 7
Hurdle Turf
Good 2m 7f 198y
The solid option appears to be SILENT STEPS following her two seconds in 3m handicaps in April. While cases can be made for several of the others, Libby T Valance and Comely are feared most on their handicap debuts.[Richard Austen]
RP Ratings Silent Steps
SPOTLIGHT Silent Steps
LAMBOURN Comely
POSTDATA Pengo's Boy
WEST COUNTRY One Of Us
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
5
Silent Steps
S Bowen/P Nicholls
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 55622-
120
5/2
SP
Irish maiden point win; 0-6 over hurdles for Nicky Henderson but runner-up twice in 3m handicaps in April when last seen; a leading contender for new trainer (same owner) on that evidence.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/04/17
    AYR 24GS Cl3 HdHc,8K
    10-10
    2/15 8l, Beer Goggles[7/1]11-12
    Sean Bowen
    106
    88
    110
  • 04/04/17
    KEM 24Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    11-7
    2/7 4 1/2l, Timeforwest[13/2]11-10
    Noel Fehily
    102
    86
    109
  • 26/02/17
    FON 19GS Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-5
    6/9 33l, Crystal Lad[20/1]10-12
    Nico de Boinville
    35
    93
  • 10/02/17
    KEM 21GS Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-11
    5/10 51l, Get On The Yager[12/1]11-11
    Nico de Boinville
    24
    64
  • 13/01/17
    HUN 20GS Cl4 MdHd,3K
    11-4
    5/16 36l, Mariah's Legend[9/1]11-4
    Noel Fehily
    37
    93
  • 06/12/16
    FON 19Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-10
    4/9 14l, Star Rider[4/1]10-10
    Jeremiah McGrath
    37
    83
2
Pengo's BoyC
N Scholfield/W S Kittow
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
Spotlight Form: 067123
119
4/1
SP
Back from the doldrums on last three starts, held up when winning at Newton Abbot (2m1f) and placed at Exeter (2m2f) and Ascot (2m3f); up another 3lb but has more to prove with this big step up in trip.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 04/11/17
    ASC 19Gd Cl4 NvHdHc,6K
    11-2
    3/15 4 1/4l, Brown Bear[7/1]10-13 h
    Nick Scholfield
    110
    72
    115
  • 12/10/17
    EXE 18Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-0
    2/14 4l, Trans Express[8/1]10-8 h
    Nick Scholfield
    108
    52
    115
  • 11/09/17
    NAB 16GS Cl5 NvHdHc,4K
    11-10
    1/7 5l, Pension Madness[5/2]10-5 h
    Nick Scholfield
    97
    91
    115
  • 16/08/17
    NAB 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-10
    7/13 28l, Tamarillo Grove[6/1]11-5 h
    Nick Scholfield
    103
    68
    86
  • 03/08/17
    STR 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-9
    6/8 25l, Comanche Chieftain[20/1]11-5 h(1)
    Nick Scholfield
    108
    61
    86
  • 14/06/17
    WOR 20Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-10
    12/15 48l, Jigsaw Financial[20/1]10-12
    Nick Scholfield
    108
    39
    66
3
One Of Us
Lizzie Kelly/N Williams
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: /3343-
114
4/1
SP
Pretty consistent in his six races but his two handicaps show that improvement is needed and it looked last time as if 2m7f stretched him.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/04/17
    UTT 23Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-13
    3/8 7 1/4l, Fresh By Nature[3/1]9-13
    Leighton Aspell
    107
    59
    99
  • 10/02/17
    KEM 21GS Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-6
    4/16 19l, Reilly's Minor[9/2F]11-6
    Lizzie Kelly
    109
    80
    104
  • 18/11/16
    ASC 19GS Cl3 MdHd,6K
    10-9
    3/9 28l, Kimberlite Candy[7/1]11-0
    Lizzie Kelly
    61
    104
  • 27/10/16
    STR 16Gd 4-6yCl3 NvHd,6K
    10-7
    3/4 10 1/2l, Artifice Sivola[2/1]10-12
    Lizzie Kelly
    67
    101
  • 13/02/16
    NBY 16Hy 4-6yCl1 LisNHF,11K
    10-7
    4/7 22l, Ballyandy[6/1]11-7
    Richard Johnson
    26
    101
  • 01/01/16
    CHL 13Hy 4yCl1 LisNHF,12K
    10-12
    4/9 3 1/2l, Capeland[8/1]10-12
    Richard Johnson
    67
    101
4
Libby T Valance
A Coleman/Miss R Curtis
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 13-3
113
9/2
SP
Narrow winner of a Worcester bumper in June 2016; only two starts since, when third in 2m3f novice hurdles at Chepstow that November and Bangor early last month; reasonable to hope she can build on that, so it will be interesting to see her market strength on this handicap debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 04/10/17
    BAN 19GS Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-9
    3/9 8 1/4l, Big Penny[17/2]10-12
    Jonathan Moore
    103
  • 02/11/16
    CHP 19Gd Cl4 MdHd,4K
    10-4
    3/7 2 1/4l, Burton Boru[11/4]11-0
    Jonathan Moore
    30
    94
  • 29/06/16
    WOR 16GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-9
    1/10 1/4l, Raveloe[11/4]10-11
    Jonathan Moore
    63
    96
6
ComelyBF
N De Boinville/N Henderson
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 3432-3
117
13/2
SP
Significant ability in one of her bumpers and on first two starts over hurdles but a disappointing favourite when last seen upped to 2m5f at Kempton in May; a bit to prove, including over new trip, but she has a realistic mark for handicap debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/05/17
    KEM 21Gd Cl4 MdHd,3K
    11-1
    3/6 32l, Little Acorn[15/8F]11-1
    Jeremiah McGrath
    21
    85
  • 12/03/17
    MAR 20Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-9
    2/4 15l, Get On The Yager[9/1]12-2
    Jeremiah McGrath
    12
    98
  • 18/12/16
    FAK 16GS Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-10
    3/6 6l, Owners Day[9/4]11-3
    Jeremiah McGrath
    91
    100
  • 27/05/16
    WOR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-10
    4/6 49l, Glanvilles Guest[4/6F]10-10
    Jeremiah McGrath
    33
    55
  • 05/05/16
    UTT 15Gd 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-8
    3/14 2l, G For Ginger[4/1]10-12
    Jeremiah McGrath
    81
    97
1
Gold MountainCD
H Cobden/A Dunn
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 3U1-35
114
9/1
SP
Made a first-fence blunder when well beaten in handicap chase after summer break but he's a player on chase form shown in the spring, including his win in a three-runner race over 2m7f at this track.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/10/17
    WCN 20Gd Cl4 NvChHc,7K
    11-12
    5/10 36l, Wilberdragon[20/1]11-5 t
    Richie McLernon
    120
    70
    102
  • 30/05/17
    NAB 20Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-12
    3/8 4 1/4l, Dream Bolt[7/1]11-13 t
    Richie McLernon
    120
    94
    125
  • 20/04/17
    TAU 23GF Cl4 ChHc,6K
    11-7
    1/3 12l, Golanova[2/1]11-6 t
    Richie McLernon
    110
    56
    125
  • 08/04/17
    CHP 19Gd Cl4 ChHc,4K
    11-12
    UR/8 Double Treasure[7/2J]11-10 t
    Brendan Powell
    110
  • 21/02/17
    TAU 23Gd Cl4 NvChHc,7K
    10-12
    3/8 2 1/4l, Bells Of Ailsworth[20/1]11-4 t
    Adam Wedge
    110
    60
    113
  • 27/01/17
    TAU 16Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-4
    2/10 7l, High Secret[20/1]11-4 t
    Adam Wedge
    90
    102
7
Good News
M Goldstein/Lydia Richards
Age: 5
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight Form: 6-4434
118
12/1
SP
No serious impact, including in two handicaps (2m5f/3m2f); 4lb lower than on handicap debut but may need to come down further.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 10/11/17
    FON 25Gd Cl5 HdHc,2K
    11-12
    4/9 14 1/2l, Roparta Avenue[11/2]10-4
    Marc Goldstein
    98
    77
    90
  • 11/10/17
    TOW 20GF Cl4 NvHdHc,5K
    11-8
    3/9 20l, Plantagenet[10/1]10-5
    Marc Goldstein
    100
    85
    94
  • 06/06/17
    FON 21Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    4/5 26l, Tempestatefloresco[40/1]10-12
    Marc Goldstein
    61
    97
  • 05/05/17
    FON 19GF Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-2
    4/4 35l, Talkischeap[20/1]11-2
    Marc Goldstein
    2
    81
  • 20/02/17
    LIN 16St 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    6/13 7 1/4l, Enniscoffey Oscar[22/1]11-2
    Marc Goldstein
    97
  • 04/11/16
    FON 17GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    4/5 2 1/2l, Markov[20/1]11-2
    Marc Goldstein
    97
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