Grade Two Newton Novices' Hurdle Guide 2023

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Richard Patrick

Bowenspark

J: Richard Patrick
T: Henry Daly
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-2
OR: N/A
Days: 23

Got off the mark at the first time of asking over hurdles at Stratford 23 days ago, winning by 11 lengths.

Had some impressive form in bumpers last season including when 4th in the grade 2 at Aintree.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
17/02/24HAY24.5Hy11-2PU
28/01/24FON19Sft11-102
25/11/23HAY15.5GS11-2F
02/11/23STR16.5Sft11-01
15/04/23AIN17GS11-64
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Micheal Nolan

Bullets Hill

J: Micheal Nolan
T: Ella Pickard
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-2
OR: N/A
Days: 16

Won 2 of his 4 starts in bumpers last season.

Made his hurdles debut at Chepstow 16 days ago but was beaten 79 lengths.

Already had wind surgery twice and wears a first time tongue strap here.

Hard to fancy right now.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
30/12/23NBY20.5Sft11-7PU
25/11/23HAY15.5GS11-26
09/11/23LUD21.5GS11-24
25/03/23KEL16Sft11-129
06/02/23CRL17GS12-01
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Sam Coltherd

Flash Du Pistolet

J: Sam Coltherd
T: Stuart Coltherd
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-2
OR: N/A
Days: 28

Didn't manage to get his head in front in the point sphere last season.

Ran extremely well on hurdles debut for new connections when just touched off at Kelso.

Form doesn't look strong but he shouldimprove for the outing.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
25/11/23HAY15.5GS11-24
28/10/23KEL16Sft11-42
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Sam Twiston-Davies

Forcing Bull

J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Donald McCain
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 11-2
OR: 120
Days: 218

Won two novice hurdles at the back end of last season before being beaten 68 lengths in a handicap at Kelso.

This his first run since and he comes here with more experience than his rivals.

Doubtful he is good enough to win however.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
25/11/23HAY15.5GS11-2PU
21/04/23AYR16GS11-1014
23/03/23SED17Sft11-121
14/03/23SED17Sft11-51
30/12/22HAY15.5Sft11-28
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Daryl Jacob

I Love My Baie

J: Daryl Jacob
T: S R B Crawford
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-2
OR: 117
Days: 21

Won on hurdles debut at Perth in July (2nd horse been well beaten twice since)

Was off for 121 days after before finishing 2nd at Ayr at the start of this month.

Needs to improve to play a hand in this.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/01/24DON24.5Gd11-08
20/12/23AYR20.5Sft11-91
25/11/23HAY15.5GS11-23
04/11/23AYR16GS11-62
06/07/23PER20Gd11-41
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Paddy Brennan

Kamsinas

J: Paddy Brennan
T: Fergal O'Brien
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 11-2
OR: 128
Days: 29

Won easily on hurdles debut in October and built on that 13 days later when 2nd to Lookaway in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham.

That form gives him an outstanding chance in this company.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
26/12/23AIN16.5Sft11-86
25/11/23HAY15.5GS11-21
27/10/23CHL16.5Gd11-22
12/10/23WOR16GS11-01
10/04/23HUN16Sft11-43
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Henry Brooke

Making Headway

J: Henry Brooke
T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-2
OR: N/A
Days: 37

Won on his final point start for Mary Doyle and got off the mark at the first time for

mew connections when winning over hurdles at Carlisle.

Form doesn't look that strong but yard in flying form at the moment and not one to rule out.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/02/24NBY16.5Hy11-81
26/12/23AIN16.5Sft11-84
25/11/23HAY15.5GS11-22
19/10/23CRL17Hy11-01
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Derek Fox

Primoz

J: Derek Fox
T: Lucinda Russell
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-2
OR: N/A
Days: 21

Made all on hurdles debut at Ayr to score from I Love my Baie by 5 lengths.

Another who is from a yard in flying form and falls into the could be anything category.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
16/02/24KEL16Sft11-74
25/11/23HAY15.5GS11-27
04/11/23AYR16GS11-01
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Ross Chapman

Rich Spirit

J: Ross Chapman
T: Sue Smith
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-2
OR: 117
Days: 27

Been beaten on both starts over hurdle but ran a great race last time behind

Inthewaterside at Aintree.

Drops back to 2m here but be no shock to see him hit the frame at huge ew odds.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
19/12/23CAT19.5GS11-01
25/11/23HAY15.5GS11-25
29/10/23AIN20GS11-43
14/10/23HEX16Sft10-133
12/07/22STH16Gd11-05