15:40 Towcester
Weatherbys Hamilton "Junior" Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (6) 3yo
Weatherbys Hamilton "Junior" Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (6) 3yo
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 1m 5f 146y Runners: 12
NH Flat
Good 1m 5f 146y
Those with experience haven't shown a huge amount and it's probably wise to focus on the newcomers. Nicky Henderson's runner Laughing Luis is a likely contender but INVOLVE also represents a stable that does well in bumpers, and is out of a sister to Group 1 Flat winner Midday. He gets the vote. Azumini, Topofthecotswolds, Thistle Do Nicely and Samcro's half-brother Think Positive are others with good credentials on paper.[Chris Wilson]
LAMBOURN Laughing Luis
POSTDATA Thistle Do Nicely
SPOTLIGHT Involve
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
2
Azumini
R Johnson/C Longsdon
Age: 3
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight
9/4
SP
Eighth foal; half-brother to five French winners, one over jumps and one placed in Listed company; dam 1m/1m1f winner, half-sister to a Group 3 winner; interesting newcomer from stable with decent strike-rate in bumpers.
4
Laughing Luis
N Curtis/N Henderson
Age: 3
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight
11/4
SP
Second foal; half-brother to fair Flat stayer Graceful Lady; dam fair 1m winner, half-sister to a useful middle-distance Flat winner; represents top stable with excellent strike-rate in bumpers.
9
Topofthecotswolds
J Bargary/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 3
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight
4/1
SP
16,000euros 3yo; fourth foal; half-brother to 2m3f hurdle winner Anna Holty; dam point/hurdle winner; from a good stable and no surprise if he figures on debut.
3
Involve
R Condon/K Bailey
Age: 3
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight
13/2
SP
Bought for 18,000GBP in May; first foal; dam fairly useful 1m2f Flat winner, sister to middle-distance Group 1 winner Midday; nice pedigree and stable operates with healthy strike-rate in bumpers.
8
Thistle Do Nicely
Mr T O'Brien/T Lacey
Age: 3
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight
8/1
SP
Sixth foal; half-brother to smart chaser Croco Bay; dam unraced half-sister to useful bumper/jumps winner Cottage Oak; stable enjoys plenty of success in bumpers.
1
Avarchie
J E Moore/M Wigham
Age: 3
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 6
104
10/1
SP
Made mildly encouraging debut when sixth of 14 for Giles Bravery at Huntingdon 16 days ago but will almost certainly need to better that performance for new trainer.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/11/17
    HUN 13Gd 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    6/14 11 1/2l, Mabela[6/1]10-5
    Conor O'Farrell
    15
    88
7
Think Positive
L Aspell/P Hedger
Age: 3
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight
18/1, 12/1
10/1
SP
Bought for 30,000euros in June; rare bumper runner for Flat-oriented stable but he is a half-brother to very exciting novice hurdler Samcro; interesting to see how he fares.
11
Righteous River
T Greatrex/W G M Turner
Age: 3
Weight: 10-5
Spotlight Form: 5
104
14/1
SP
66-1 for recent debut at Warwick, when not disgraced in fifth but she takes on males this time and probably needs to improve.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/11/17
    WAR 14GS 3yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-9
    5/11 8 1/4l, Buildmeupbuttercup[66/1]10-12
    Kieron Edgar
    81
5
Mr Brownstone
B Powell/B Powell
Age: 3
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 9
28/1
SP
Out of a useful Flat-racer but was tailed off on last month's debut at Exeter.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/10/17
    EXE 13GS 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    9/10 83l, Volcano[14/1]10-12 t(1)
    Brendan Powell
10
Cooling
I Popham/J Flint
Age: 3
Weight: 10-5
Spotlight Form: 5
91
33/1
SP
Beaten about 14l when fifth of ten on last month's debut at Exeter; finished ahead of Mr Brownstone there but still makes only limited appeal.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/10/17
    EXE 13GS 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    9-12
    5/10 14 1/2l, Volcano[20/1]10-12
    Mitchell Bastyan
    68
6
Test Ride
G Sheehan/J Butler
Age: 3
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 8
40/1
SP
Half-brother to three Flat winners (6f-1m2f); soundly beaten (albeit on soft ground) at Carlisle on debut 25 days ago and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/11/17
    CRL 14Sft 3yCl5 NHF,2K
    10-12
    8/11 67l, Cuckoo's Calling[18/1]10-12
    Conor O'Farrell
    23
12
Tuppence Coloured
T Cannon/Jo Davis
Age: 3
Weight: 10-5
Spotlight
50/1
SP
Tenth foal; half-sister to five winners, two very useful on the Flat; dam placed over 1m1f (RPR 58); sports headgear on debut and stable 0-23 in bumpers during last five seasons.
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