12:40 Towcester
starspreads.com Novices' Hurdle (4) 4yo+
starspreads.com Novices' Hurdle (4) 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m 4f 217y Runners: 8
Hurdle Turf
Good 2m 4f 217y
Linenhall had his Stratford form receive a boost earlier this week with the second very nearly winning a handicap at Kempton and Aaron Lad showed plenty of spirit to finish second on his final run in Ireland. Both should run well, but THE DEVILS DROP caught the eye for a long way at Chepstow and could quite easily leave that form behind on this second rules start.[Alistair Jones]
RP Ratings Aaron Lad
POSTDATA The Devils Drop
SPOTLIGHT The Devils Drop
LAMBOURN The Ogle Gogle Man
NEWMARKET Potters Hedger
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
6
The Devils Drop
W Hutchinson/A King
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 2-4
133
7/4
SP
Changed hands for 36,000GBP after finishing second in a point; threatened briefly behind horses with potential on hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) and entitled to strip fitter for that.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/11/17
    CHP 19Sft Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-0
    4/16 15l, Chooseyourweapon[12/1]11-0
    Wayne Hutchinson
    85
    117
2
Aaron Lad
R Johnson/Dr R Newland
Age: 6
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 022-
136
2/1
SP
Three runs in Ireland, recording RPR of 120 when a game second behind a decent Potts-owned horse in 2m3f Limerick maiden on soft ground in April; new trainer well capable of readying one after an absence and very much considered.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/04/17
    LIM 19Sft MdHd,8K
    11-12
    2/12 2l, Sizinguptheamazon[20/1]11-12
    Patrick Mangan
    89
    120
  • 18/03/17
    LIM 16Sft MdHd,7K
    11-7
    2/14 5l, Bold Emperor[20/1]11-0
    J J Slevin
    81
    106
  • 02/03/17
    CLO 16Hy MdHd,6K
    11-4
    11/16 82l, Monbeg Chit Chat[66/1]11-4
    Brian O'Connell
    32
1
Linenhall
D Jacob/B Pauling
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 2435-1
133
5/2
SP
Four bumper starts included two placed efforts and made an immediate impact over hurdles when rallying to win a 2m6f maiden at Stratford (good); runner-up boosted that form when going close in a handicap at Kempton earlier this week.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/11/17
    STR 22Gd Cl4 MdHd,3K
    11-0
    1/6 1l, Good Man Pat[100/30]11-0
    Daryl Jacob
    93
    115
  • 18/03/17
    UTT 15Sft 4-6yCl4 NHF,3K
    11-2
    5/6 36l, Portrush Ted[7/4F]11-2
    Noel Fehily
    82
  • 12/02/17
    EXE 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-4
    3/15 3l, Air Navigator[7/1]11-4
    Nico de Boinville
    69
    113
  • 26/12/16
    HUN 15GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-0
    4/12 7 1/4l, Ballymountain Boy[11/4F]11-0
    David Bass
    34
    100
  • 15/11/16
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-0
    2/14 1 1/4l, Agamemmon[8/1]10-7
    Tom Cannon
    41
    110
3
Potters Hedger
L Aspell/Mrs L Wadham
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 8652-4
117
8/1
SP
0-4 in bumpers but improved with each run; as a brother to smart stayer Potters Legend it was no surprise to see him step up to an extended 2m3f for hurdling debut at Lingfield (soft) and yet still seemed to find that on the sharp side; has a future and this better ground may help, but probably one for another day.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/11/17
    LIN 19Sft 4-6yCl3 NvHd,6K
    10-12
    4/14 16 1/2l, Jabulani[12/1]10-12
    Leighton Aspell
    79
    101
  • 17/04/17
    MAR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-2
    2/10 3 3/4l, Myplaceatmidnight[7/2]11-2
    Tom O'Brien
    13
    104
  • 06/03/17
    LIN 16St 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    5/7 4 1/2l, The Big Bite[10/1]10-8
    Leighton Aspell
    101
  • 26/01/17
    WAR 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-4
    6/13 5l, Cirano De Sivola[25/1]10-11
    Leighton Aspell
    57
    98
  • 26/12/16
    HUN 15GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-11
    8/12 30l, Ballymountain Boy[9/2]11-0
    Killian Moore
    6
    80
7
The Ogle Gogle Man
P Brennan/C Mann
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 5F3-13
108
20/1
SP
Off the mark in Irish points at fifth attempt, with eased-down success on good ground in May (both placed horses won their next starts); changed hands for 36,000GBP afterwards; beaten a distance into third on hurdling introduction at Wincanton (2m5f) and needed to do better to expect a winning bid here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/10/17
    WCN 21Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    3/11 37l, Red River[14/1]10-12
    Paddy Brennan
    31
    92
4
Pull Together
C Gethings/S Edmunds
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 3/7
22/1
SP
Close third in soft-ground Irish point in March 2016; rules debut was a while in coming though and was beaten a long way in a soft-ground bumper at Wincanton.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/11/17
    WCN 15Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-13
    7/10 43l, Caribert[33/1]11-2
    Ciaran Gethings
    18
    75
5
Royal Magic
A P Heskin/S Thomas
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 6P6-6
25/1
SP
Didn't show much in three Irish maiden points last season and perhaps flattered by his sixth in a Newbury bumper having raced prominently off a steady pace; others preferred.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/11/17
    NBY 16GS 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-12
    6/16 21l, Tidal Flow[100/1]10-12 t(1)
    Adam Nicol
    56
    93
8
Trepuco Warrior
K K Woods/P Middleton
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: PP-
50/1
SP
Tailed off when pulled up in his two points so impossible to make a case.
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