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Ballymore Leamington Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (1) Class 1

  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Age: 5yo
  • Runners: 7
  • Prize: £50,000

Fairly useful Flat stayer who built on a promising debut over hurdles at Huntingdon when scoring back there in the mud on Boxing Day. Good chance he has more to offer in this sphere.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
26/12/21 Huntingdon 1/8 Ciaran Gethings Hurdle 2m 3f 137y Heavy 10st 12lbs
05/12/21 Huntingdon 5/11 Ciaran Gethings Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Good 10st 12lbs
22/10/21 Doncaster 6/7 Luke Morris Flat 1m 6f 115y Soft 0 8st 7lbs
29/09/21 Nottingham 12/13 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 6f Good 9st 10lbs
03/09/21 Kempton Park 6/6 Luke Morris Flat 1m 7f 218y Slow 10st 0lbs
10/08/21 Nottingham 1/11 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 6f Gd/Sft 10st 5lbs
30/06/21 Kempton Park 3/7 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 7f 218y Std/Slow 9st 7lbs
29/05/21 Salisbury 9/12 Luke Morris Flat 1m 6f 44y Good 9st 7lbs
27/04/21 Lingfield Park 3/5 Luke Morris Flat 1m 7f 169y Std 9st 0lbs
23/10/20 Newbury 1/8 Luke Morris Flat 1m 5f 61y Heavy 8st 4lbs
14/10/20 Bath 2/10 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 6f Good 8st 12lbs
18/09/20 Kempton Park 5/9 Luke Morris Flat 1m 7f 218y Std/Slow 9st 2lbs
07/09/20 Leicester 4/7 Luke Morris Flat 1m 3f 179y Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
13/08/20 Salisbury 2/2 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 4f 5y Firm 9st 3lbs
12/07/20 Lingfield Park 1/9 Luke Morris Flat 1m 4f Slow 9st 2lbs
10/06/20 Kempton Park 5/11 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 2f 219y Slow 9st 0lbs
Ben & Sir Martyn Arbib silk
No. 5

Smart stayer on the Flat (good record in the mud) who impressed when beating a subsequent winner on hurdles debut at Hereford last month. Potentially lots more to come from him in this game.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
11/12/21 Hereford 1/16 Gavin Sheehan Hurdle 2m 3f 147y Gd/Sft 0 10st 12lbs
18/10/21 Pontefract 1/5 Hollie Doyle Flat 2m 2f 2y Heavy 0 9st 12lbs
03/08/21 Deauville 8/12 James Doyle Flat 1m 6f 201y Gd/Sft 0 9st 0lbs
19/06/21 Ascot Queen Alexandra Stakes 4/15 Hollie Doyle Flat 2m 5f 143y Soft 0 9st 4lbs
28/04/21 Ascot 4/6 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m 7f 209y Gd/Frm 0 9st 0lbs
19/10/20 Pontefract 1/6 Hollie Doyle Flat 2m 2f 2y Heavy 0 9st 0lbs
08/09/20 Goodwood 1/7 Hollie Doyle Flat 2m Good 0 8st 6lbs
25/08/20 Catterick Bridge 1/8 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m 5f 192y Heavy 0 9st 3lbs
23/07/20 Sandown Park 4/6 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m 6f Good 9st 2lbs
11/07/20 Ascot 3/6 Adam McNamara Flat 1m 7f 209y Gd/Frm 9st 7lbs
15/06/20 Goodwood 1/4 Adam McNamara Flat 1m 6f Gd/Frm 9st 8lbs
16/10/19 Bath 4/11 Oisin Murphy Flat 1m 2f 37y Soft 9st 5lbs
25/09/19 Goodwood 3/10 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m 1f 197y Heavy 9st 5lbs
11/09/19 Carlisle 3/14 Paul Mulrennan Flat 7f 173y Soft 9st 5lbs

Has made a mighty start for this yard, making it 3 wins in 4 in 2m Ffos Las handicap in the mud 10 days ago. This is tougher, while he also has stamina to prove, but he clearly can't be dismissed.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
05/01/22 Ffos Las 1/6 Adam Wedge Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Heavy 11st 12lbs
12/11/21 Cheltenham 13/18 Adam Wedge Hurdle 2m 87y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
15/10/21 Fakenham 1/4 Adam Wedge Hurdle 2m 3y Good 11st 5lbs
04/10/21 Stratford-On-Avon 1/9 Adam Wedge Hurdle 2m 70y Good 10st 12lbs
10/03/21 Wexford 2/12 I. J. Power Hurdle 2m Heavy H 12st 0lbs
21/02/21 Navan 5/19 I. J. Power Hurdle 1m 7f 170y Heavy H 11st 13lbs
28/12/20 Leopardstown 6/20 R. A. Doyle Hurdle 2m 4f Soft H 11st 9lbs
14/12/20 Naas 6/19 I. J. Power Hurdle 2m Heavy H 11st 9lbs
22/11/20 Cork -/13 Mr M. J. Sweeney Hurdle 2m Heavy H 11st 9lbs

Has made a fine start over hurdles, winning 21.6f Ascot maiden and then falling 2 out when going well in the Challow at Newbury (set to finish third at worst). Could have plenty more to give.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
29/12/21 Newbury -/7 Charlie Todd Hurdle 2m 4f 118y Soft 11st 7lbs
17/12/21 Ascot 1/7 Charlie Todd Hurdle 2m 5f 141y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs
17/11/21 Warwick 8/15 Charlie Todd Hurdle 2m Good 10st 12lbs
30/03/21 Warwick 2/10 Charlie Todd Bumper 2m Good 11st 2lbs
06/03/21 Doncaster 3/9 Charlie Todd Bumper 2m 128y Good 11st 2lbs
02/02/21 Newcastle 3/14 Charlie Todd Bumper 2m 56y Slow 11st 4lbs

Cost a fair bit and filled the runner-up spot again on hurdles debut at Leicester (20.5f) last month, not lying down behind the promising winner. Had a hard race but he's open to improvement.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
15/12/21 Leicester 2/8 Stan Sheppard Hurdle 2m 4f 110y Soft 10st 12lbs

Won 19.5f Lingfield maiden hurdle in November and built on that when second (albeit held) in Sandown Grade 2 shortly after. Has bags of scope and must be on the shortlist.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
03/12/21 Sandown Park Winter Novices' Hurdle 2/5 Harry Skelton Hurdle 2m 3f 173y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs
16/11/21 Lingfield Park 1/9 Harry Skelton Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs

Looking a good prospect having maintained his unbeaten record over hurdles in quite taking style at Doncaster (19.4f, heavy) last month, coming clear with plenty in hand. Lots to like.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
29/12/21 Doncaster 1/10 Nathan Brennan Hurdle 2m 3f 88y Heavy z 11st 4lbs
28/11/21 Leicester 1/3 James Bowen Hurdle 2m 4f 110y Soft z 10st 11lbs
26/05/21 Warwick 2/7 James Bowen Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs