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Wed, 18th Apr 2012
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Novices' Hurdle, 2m 4f 110y
8 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 2) Total Prize Fund - £12000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Big Easy (GER) (353F, 32J)
5 b g Ransom O'war (USA) - Basilea Gold (GER) (Monsun (GER))
054117 Mr Terry Warner


R Johnson
P J Hobbs

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f and 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 16l behind Bear's Affair at 9-2 when seventh of 16 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) last month. Has won at Bangor and Doncaster this season.

2 Bold Chief (IRE) (54J)
7 br g Oscar (IRE) - Cottage Girl (IRE) (Actinium (FR))
211-421 The Eyre Family
Tongue strap


D A Jacob
P F Nicholls

A winner at 7-2 in a hurdle race at Warwick over 2m 3f (good) on his latest outing in February, beating Thomas Crapper by 7l.

3 Captain Sunshine (GB) (32J)
6 b g Oscar (IRE) - Gaye Fame (Ardross)
3-2F21 Mrs Julien Turner


D Elsworth
Miss E C Lavelle

Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 4-9fav at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) last month, beating Hindon Road by 2 1/4l.

4 Jimbill (IRE) (36J)
6 br g Flying Legend (USA) - Ah Gowan (IRE) (High Estate)
1-12100 Mr M E Moore & Mr B Ead


Aidan Coleman
Tim Vaughan

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 1f on good ground. Beaten 15l behind Cinders And Ashes at 100-1 when 11th of 19 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race here over 2m (good) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

5 Medinas (FR) (15J)
5 b g Malinas (GER) - Medicis (FR) (Sicyos (USA))
21-2311 Mr & Mrs F D Bell


R Thornton
A King

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 11-8 in a hurdle race at Fontwell over 2m 6f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Kuilsriver by 3l. Has also won at Hereford this season.

6 Polisky (FR) (24J)
5 b g Poliglote - Dusky Royale (FR) (Double Bed (FR))
27-36P1 Mrs Johnny De La Hey
Tongue strap


Harry Derham
P F Nicholls

Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 1-4fav at Wincanton over 2m 6f (good to firm) last month, beating Imperial Vic by 16l.

7 Master Of The Game (IRE) (108J)
6 ch g Bob's Return (IRE) - Lady Monilousha (IRE) (Montelimar (USA))
7F-10 Mr & Mrs R Kelvin Hughes


B J Geraghty
N J Henderson

Well beaten at 11-4fav behind Barbatos when 11th of 14 on his racecourse debut over this course and distance (good to soft) in January.

8 Regal Flow (GB) (31J)
5 b g Erhaab (USA) - Flow (Over The River (FR))
543 Mrs C J Dunn


James Best
Mrs Caroline Keevil

Placed in a hurdle race from three starts. Third of 15 behind Swing Bowler beaten 2 3/4l at 100-1 on his hurdling debut at Newton Abbot over 2m 1f (good) last month.

Race Verdict

Well-held in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, Jimbill is respected now eased in grade while Master Of The Game, although disappointing on his UK debut, commands respect in receipt of weight from all but one of his rivals. Medinas is on an upward curve and Polisky won impressively at Wincanton last time. However, the vote goes to BOLD CHIEF, who will relish this sound surface and shaped as if this trip would suit when scoring at Warwick in February.

Selection: Bold Chief        Danger: Polisky        Alternative: Medinas
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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