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  • 25 November 2022
  • Chase course: GOOD, Hurdles course: GOOD to SOFT
  • Completed
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Coral Get Closer To The Action Novices' Hurdle (3) Class 3

  • Distance: 2m 4f 118y
  • Age: 4yo
  • Runners: 10
  • Prize: £12,000

Irish point winner who showed ability in bumpers and on hurdles bow at Bangor 19 months ago. Not seen since, though.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
17/04/21 Bangor-On-Dee 4/8 Gavin Sheehan Hurdle 2m 7f 7y Good 11st 1lbs
15/03/21 Stratford-On-Avon 7/14 Harry Bannister Bumper 2m 70y Soft 11st 4lbs
09/02/21 Kempton Park 7/13 Gavin Sheehan Bumper 2m Slow 11st 4lbs

Warwick bumper winner who built on his promising hurdles bow when 7½ lengths fifth of 8 in Dovecote Novices' Hurdle at Kempton (16f, good to soft) in February. In good hands and sets the standard on form. Had wind operation.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
26/02/22 Kempton Park Dovecote Novices' Hurdle 5/8 Nico de Boinville Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs
11/01/22 Doncaster 3/10 Nico de Boinville Hurdle 2m 128y Soft 11st 2lbs
26/05/21 Warwick 1/7 Nico de Boinville Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs

No real impact in 3 bumpers and not seen since May so easy to look elsewhere on hurdles debut.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
07/05/22 Warwick 7/8 Harry Bannister Bumper 2m Good 11st 2lbs
26/12/21 Wincanton -/18 Caoilin Quinn Bumper 1m 7f 50y Soft 11st 0lbs
16/11/21 Ayr 8/14 Gavin Sheehan Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs

Fairly useful bumper winner who was well backed when making a bright start over hurdles in Worcester maiden in September. Below that level at Warwick since, however, and faces a stiffer task now.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
01/11/22 Warwick 5/12 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 3f Soft z 11st 0lbs
23/09/22 Worcester 2/10 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs
13/03/22 Warwick 2/7 Bradley Roberts Bumper 2m Soft 11st 10lbs
11/01/22 Doncaster 1/13 Brian Hughes Bumper 2m 128y Soft 11st 4lbs

Minor promise in brace of hurdle outings last term but amiss (reported to have irregular heartbeat) on Chepstow return last month and can only be watched here.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
25/10/22 Chepstow -/16 Charlie Todd Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs
27/03/22 Ascot 4/10 Tom Scudamore Hurdle 2m 3f 58y Good 11st 5lbs
28/01/22 Doncaster 5/8 Tom Scudamore Hurdle 2m 3f 88y Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs

Won sole start in bumpers and posted encouraging second of 8 in novice at Aintree (20f, good to soft, 4/1) on debut over timber last month. Should improve and is a likely contender.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
23/10/22 Aintree 2/8 Harry Skelton Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs
23/02/22 Doncaster 1/4 Harry Skelton Bumper 2m 128y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs
Midd Shire Racing silk
No. 7

Didn't offer a great deal in a bumper at Newton Abbot earlier this year and got no further than first flight on debut in this sphere at Exeter recently.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
04/11/22 Exeter -/8 Lorcan Williams Hurdle 2m 5f 137y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs
25/03/22 Newton Abbot 8/11 Rex Dingle Bumper 2m 167y Soft H 11st 4lbs

Cost £180,000 after making a winning point debut but looked in need of experience when fifth of 10 in bumper at Taunton (16.5f, heavy) on NH bow in March. May be one for longer term.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
03/03/22 Taunton 5/10 Brendan Powell Bumper 2m 104y Heavy 11st 3lbs
James & Jean Potter Ltd silk
No. 4

From a successful family and has shown plenty in a couple of bumpers and when third of 12 in novice at Warwick (19f, soft) on hurdles bow 24 days ago. Likely more to come yet.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
01/11/22 Warwick 3/12 Tom Cannon Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 11st 0lbs
06/05/22 Market Rasen 2/7 Tom Cannon Bumper 2m 125y Gd/Frm 11st 2lbs
25/03/22 Hereford 3/8 Tom Cannon Bumper 2m 53y Good 11st 3lbs

£39,000 3-y-o, £305,000 4-y-o, Shantou gelding. Half-brother to dual bumper winner Queens Highway. Highly respected on debut. Wears tongue strap/had wind operation.