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Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race) (Class 1) Racecard

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 2m 4f 56y
  • Going: Soft
Cheltenham
Runners
7

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Weather
Showers

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Doctor Ken silk
D
Doctor Ken
J: Aidan Coleman
T: Olly Murphy
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 11 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Not impressive when beating Pull Again Green at Ascot but looks open to further progress
241-31
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 127
Days: 43
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Nov 21 Asc Ascot 19.5f Gd 3MdH 11-4 1/6 Pull Again Green (½L) 4/7F - 118
24 Oct 21 Ain Aintree 20f Gd 4MdH 11-2 3/12 Gelino Bello (6¼L) 3/1 - 130
24 Mar 21 Mar Market Rasen 16.5f GS 5MdNHF 11-5 1/9 San Fermin (3½L) 6/5F - 108
20 Jan 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f Hy 5NHF 11-5 4/9 Fine Casting (10L) 15/2 - 108
19 Nov 20 Mar Market Rasen 16.5f Gd 5NHF 11-0 2/10 Luttrell Lad (2¾L) 4/1 - 108
2
Hillcrest silk
D
Hillcrest
J: Richard Patrick
T: Henry Daly
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Progressive sort who is 3-4 overall; looks the type to pick up a good prize; interesting
21-11
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 128
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Dec 21 Wet Wetherby 21.5f GS 4NvH 11-5 1/6 Grand Du Nord (20L) 11/10 - 130
6 Nov 21 Ain Aintree 20f GS 4NvH 10-12 1/7 Our Jet (¾L) 11/4J - 125
23 Mar 21 Wet Wetherby 16f GS 5NHF 11-0 1/9 Armand De Brignac (nk) 5/4F - 113
11 Jan 21 Don Doncaster 16.5f GS 5NHF 11-5 2/12 Wiseguy (nse) 5/1 - 112
3
I Am Maximus silk
C
I Am Maximus
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 8 wins from 27 in the last 14 days (30%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 11 wins from 38 in the last 14 days (29%)
Bumper winner here (strong form); won well at Newbury on latest hurdles start; respected
1-31
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 129
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Dec 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS 4MdH 11-4 1/13 Raymond Tusk (6L) 2/5F - 124
10 Nov 21 Exe Exeter 16.5f GS 4NvH 10-12 3/16 Jpr One (1L) 11/10 - 121
24 Oct 20 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft 2NHF 11-0 1/14 My Drogo (1¾L) 4/1 - 125
4
Jack's A Legend silk
Jack's A Legend
J: Harry Bannister
T: Alan Jones
The only maiden in this field (0-7) and faces a tough assignment
400-63
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: -
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Dec 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS 4MdH 11-4 3/13 I Am Maximus (8¼L) 33/1 - 111
26 Nov 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS 3MdH 11-4 6/8 Jonbon (44L) 40/1 - 92
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 17f GS NHFG2 11-4 16/18 Knappers Hill (77L) 14/1 115 65
17 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f GS NHFG1 11-5 13/14 Sir Gerhard (36L) 80/1 118 101
15 Nov 20 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft NHFL 11-0 4/7 Good Risk At All (1¾L) 18/1 - 113
24 Oct 20 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft 2NHF 11-0 7/14 I Am Maximus (20L) 25/1 - 107
5
Mot A Mot silk
BF
Mot A Mot
J: James Bowen
T: Nicky Henderson
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 11 wins from 38 in the last 14 days (29%)
Disappointing at Exeter last time, having jumped with no fluency; others preferred
410-15
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: -
Days: 29
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Dec 21 Exe Exeter 16.5f GS 4NvH 11-4 5/18 Hermes Boy (14½L) 13/8F - 111
12 Nov 21 Wor Worcester 16f GS 4MdH 11-4 1/10 Anyharminasking (1L) 3/1 - 122
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 17f GS NHFG2 11-4 17/18 Knappers Hill (119L) 40/1 114 27
25 Feb 21 Chp Chepstow 16f Sft 5MdNHF 11-4 1/9 Barrier Peaks (6L) 9/2 - 113
19 Jan 21 Exe Exeter 17f Hy 5NHF 11-4 4/13 Del La Mar Rocket (29L) 7/5F - 85
6
Pull Again Green silk
D
Pull Again Green
J: Paddy Brennan
T: Fergal O'Brien
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Close second to Doctor Ken at Ascot, then won at Newbury; now 3-4 under rules
1-121
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 126
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Dec 21 Nby Newbury 20.5f GS 4NvH 10-12 1/10 Wonderwall (2¼L) 100/30 - 121
19 Nov 21 Asc Ascot 19.5f Gd 3MdH 11-4 2/6 Doctor Ken (½L) 2/1 - 117
29 Oct 21 Utt Uttoxeter 16f GS 5NHF 11-4 1/10 Dream In The Park (2L) 9/2 - 117
20 Mar 21 Wex Wexford 18f Y NHF 11-9 1/12 Gris Gris Top (1¼L) 8/1 - 93
7
Get A Tonic silk
D
Get A Tonic
J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 5 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (26%)
Above-average mare; beat male opponents at Uttoxeter last time; big player at the weights
34-211
Age: 6
Weight: 11-0
OR: 128
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Dec 21 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Sft 4NvH 10-12 1/11 Nothin To Ask (3¼L) 6/5F 130 120
15 Nov 21 Lei Leicester 20.5f GS 4MdHM 11-0 1/10 Eureka Creek (7½L) 9/4F - 124
29 Oct 21 Utt Uttoxeter 16f GS 4MdHM 11-5 2/12 Lady Adare (7L) 11/1 - 110
1 Apr 21 Utt Uttoxeter 16f Gd 5NHFM 11-0 4/6 Corey's Courage (3¼L) 7/2 - 102
26 Feb 21 War Warwick 16f Sft 5NHFM 10-12 3/11 Moonamacaroona (1¾L) 6/5F - 95
Verdict

Armed with her 7lb sex allowance, the promising mare GET A TONIC may be able to complete a hat-trick. Second choice is I Am Maximus.

Verdict silk image
Get A Tonic

Betting Forecast:

11/8 I Am Maximus,

7/2 Hillcrest,

9/2 Get A Tonic,

13/2 Doctor Ken,

7/1 Pull Again Green,

20/1 Mot A Mot,

50/1 Jack's A Legend

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