Get Hugh Taylor's Tips On Novices' Handicap Hurdle (4) Class 4

  • Distance: 3m 1f 166y
  • Age: 4yo
  • Runners: 6
  • Prize: £7,200

Point winner who has yet to strike under Rules. However, his latest third off a 2 lb higher mark at Newbury (3m, good to soft) offered hope that his turn may be near. Cheekpieces/tongue strap added.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
26/03/21 Newbury 3/11 Brendan Powell Hurdle 3m 52y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs
09/01/21 Wincanton 5/12 Daryl Jacob Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Soft 11st 5lbs
19/11/20 Market Rasen 5/8 James Bowen Chase 2m 5f 89y Good 10st 9lbs
08/02/20 Newbury 6/9 Adam Wedge Hurdle 3m 52y Good 10st 12lbs
01/01/20 Exeter 2/14 Adam Wedge Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy 11st 4lbs
06/11/19 Chepstow 6/12 Aidan Coleman Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Soft 11st 0lbs
17/10/19 Wincanton 2/6 Aidan Coleman Hurdle 2m 3f 166y Good 10st 12lbs
24/02/19 Fontwell Park 2/13 Aidan Coleman Bumper 2m 1f 162y Gd/Sft 11st 3lbs
11/11/18 Sandown Park 2/11 Leighton Aspell Bumper 1m 7f 216y Heavy 10st 12lbs

Irish point winner who showed ability in maiden/novice company prior to an improved second upped to 26.4f on recent handicap bow at Stratford (good). Needs considering.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
18/04/21 Stratford-On-Avon 2/10 Caoilin Quinn Hurdle 3m 2f 83y Good z 11st 12lbs
03/03/21 Wincanton 9/15 Gavin Sheehan Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Soft 11st 2lbs
30/11/18 Doncaster 3/10 Gavin Sheehan Hurdle 2m 4f 181y Good 10st 12lbs
07/11/18 Chepstow 4/16 A. P. Heskin Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Soft 11st 0lbs

Has sprouted wings switched to handicaps with tongue strap enlisted the last twice, scoring at Taunton (19f) and latterly over this C&D. Should make a bold bid to complete the hat-trick.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
20/03/21 Fontwell Park 1/10 Rex Dingle Hurdle 3m 1f 166y Gd/Sft z 11st 11lbs
15/03/21 Taunton 1/17 Rex Dingle Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft z 11st 8lbs
30/12/20 Taunton 11/14 Richie McLernon Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Heavy 10st 12lbs
10/12/20 Taunton 6/14 Tom Scudamore Hurdle 2m 104y Soft 10st 12lbs
06/11/20 Fontwell Park 5/13 Rex Dingle Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Soft 10st 12lbs
05/03/20 Wincanton 4/12 Aidan Coleman Bumper 1m 7f 65y Heavy 11st 4lbs

No show in 4 starts to date and impossible to fancy from a long way out of the handicap here.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
04/04/21 Plumpton 13/14 Mitchell Bastyan Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Good 9st 11lbs
28/02/21 Fontwell Park 7/12 James Davies Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Gd/Sft H 10st 10lbs
03/01/21 Plumpton 6/9 Niall Houlihan Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Soft H 10st 9lbs
14/12/20 Plumpton 12/13 Dave Crosse Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Soft H 11st 0lbs

Shaped well when runner-up on only start in bumpers. However, little impact since switched to hurdles, including in first-time cheekpieces on handicap debut at Plumpton. Now tried in a visor.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
22/03/21 Plumpton 3/5 Jamie Moore Hurdle 3m 217y Good 0 9st 13lbs
10/03/21 Fontwell Park 4/6 Richard Johnson Hurdle 2m 5f 164y Soft 11st 2lbs
25/02/21 Chepstow 11/13 Richard Johnson Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Heavy 11st 5lbs
03/01/21 Plumpton 6/7 Richard Johnson Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Soft 11st 2lbs
03/10/20 Fontwell Park 2/9 Richard Johnson Bumper 2m 1f 162y Heavy 11st 0lbs
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No. 5

Decent NH pedigree and appears to be going the right way judged on latest second in 23f Bangor maiden hurdle. However, another step forward will is needed now pitched into a handicap.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
17/04/21 Bangor-On-Dee 2/8 Tabitha Worsley Hurdle 2m 7f 7y Good 10st 8lbs
24/03/21 Haydock Park 4/5 Tabitha Worsley Hurdle 3m 58y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs
09/03/21 Exeter 8/12 James Davies Hurdle 2m 7f 25y Gd/Sft 10st 10lbs
03/12/20 Market Rasen 6/9 Bryony Frost Bumper 2m 125y Heavy 10st 7lbs