14:55 Newbury 8 Nov 2018

Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Winner £9,747 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

3m 52y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Position
1
1/4F112-
iT
Royal blue, pink star, armlets and cap (M Warren J Holmes R Kidner & J Wright)

Dingo Dollar (IRE)  201 

ch g Golden Lariat - Social Society (Moscow Society)

6 11-12
143
6 11-12
143

Maiden/novice winner over hurdles in 2016/17 and jumping really improved fences last term, winning twice before an excellent runner-up effort from this mark. Has no margin for error back hurdling.

Maiden/novice winner over hurdles in 2016/17 and jumping really improved fences last term, winning twice before an excellent runner-up effort from this mark. Has no margin for error back hurdling.

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Dingo Dollar Score: 413

3
2
1P6/091-
iT
Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap (Professor Caroline Tisdall & Bryan Dre)

Moon Racer (IRE)  201 

b g Saffron Walden - Angel's Folly (Wesaam)

9 11-11 t
142
9 11-11 t
142

2015 Champion Bumper winner. Won first 2 starts over hurdles the following year, including Grade 2, and though career held back by problems since, he did land a handicap at Ayr in April. Up in trip.

2015 Champion Bumper winner. Won first 2 starts over hurdles the following year, including Grade 2, and though career held back by problems since, he did land a handicap at Ayr in April. Up in trip.

Moon Racer Score: 377

3
83P686-
iT
Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check cap (David Sewell & Terry Warner)

Label Des Obeaux (FR)  201 

b g Saddler Maker - La Bessiere (Loup Solitaire)

7 11-10
141
7 11-10
141

Triple-chase winner around 3m in 2016/17. Came up short in good company last term but is slightly lower in the weights on reappearance back hurdling.

Triple-chase winner around 3m in 2016/17. Came up short in good company last term but is slightly lower in the weights on reappearance back hurdling.

Label Des Obeaux Score: 288

4
430-420
iT
Royal blue, white star, royal blue sleeves, white stars and stars on cap (Mr Andrew L Cohen)

Wait For Me (FR)  12 

b g Saint Des Saints - Aulne River (River Mist)

8 11-8 h
139
8 11-8 h
139

Hurdles/chase winner who found only one too good in a 7-runner handicap (25f) at Warwick un May despite that trip stretching him. Typically made mistakes when well held in the Cheltenham qualifier.

Hurdles/chase winner who found only one too good in a 7-runner handicap (25f) at Warwick un May despite that trip stretching him. Typically made mistakes when well held in the Cheltenham qualifier.

Wait For Me Score: 384

5
110/493-
iT
Black, orange diamond, sleeves and cap (Down The Quay Club)

Tobefair 299 

b g Central Park - Nan (Buckley)

8 11-7
138
8 11-7
138

Completed remarkable 7-timer in a C&D handicap in February 2017. Found the Pertemps Final a bridge too far the following month but back on his game when last seen at Warwick in January.

Completed remarkable 7-timer in a C&D handicap in February 2017. Found the Pertemps Final a bridge too far the following month but back on his game when last seen at Warwick in January.

Tobefair Score: 371

6
417P82-
iT
Royal blue, red star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (Mr J D Neild)

Splash Of Ginge 238 

b g Oscar - Land Of Honour (Supreme Leader)

10 11-5
136
10 11-5
136

Signed off last season with a cracking second in the Plate at the Cheltenham Festival. Hurdles form not quite so persuasive in recent times and he's entitled to need this.

Signed off last season with a cracking second in the Plate at the Cheltenham Festival. Hurdles form not quite so persuasive in recent times and he's entitled to need this.

Splash Of Ginge Score: 372

7
1231-43
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)

Who's My Jockey (IRE)  31 

b g Yeats - Scandisk (Kenmare)

5 11-5
136
5 11-5
136

Back on track when winning 8-runner novice at Kempton (21f) in April. Allotted a stiff mark on the back of it and though not disgraced both starts since (5 months apart) he looks up against it again.

Back on track when winning 8-runner novice at Kempton (21f) in April. Allotted a stiff mark on the back of it and though not disgraced both starts since (5 months apart) he looks up against it again.

Who's My Jockey Score: 373

8
2P0PP-3
iT
Light blue, maroon star, black sleeves, light blue cap, maroon star (Wolf Allisat & Chris Ames)

Clondaw Cian (IRE)  27 

br g Gold Well - Cocktail Bar (Hubbly Bubbly)

8 11-2 b
133
8 11-2 b
133

Useful handicap hurdler but looked hard work over fences following his second at Ascot a year ago. Pleasing return when third at Newton Abbot last month but is far from certain to build on that.

Useful handicap hurdler but looked hard work over fences following his second at Ascot a year ago. Pleasing return when third at Newton Abbot last month but is far from certain to build on that.

Clondaw Cian Score: 350

9
4F5F41-
iT
Emerald green, black seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap (C & M Baker, K Ibberson, H Pearman)

Bobo Mac (IRE)  196 

gr g Whitmore's Conn - Blazing Love (Fruits Of Love)

7 11-1
132 WS
7 11-1
132 WS

Well served by first-time cheekpieces when signing off last season in the perfect fashion over timber at Warwick in April. Stamina his forte and he's undergone a breathing operation in the interim.

Well served by first-time cheekpieces when signing off last season in the perfect fashion over timber at Warwick in April. Stamina his forte and he's undergone a breathing operation in the interim.

Bobo Mac Score: 439

2
10
193219/
iT
Red, emerald green cross of lorraine and sleeves (Martin Broughton & Friends 3)

Pilansberg 558 

b g Rail Link - Posteritas (Lear Fan)

6 10-13 t b
130 WS
6 10-13 t b
130 WS

Dual winner over hurdles (simple task at Fontwell) though was disappointing in this headgear combination at Sandown in April. Tackling a new trip on return having had a wind operation.

Dual winner over hurdles (simple task at Fontwell) though was disappointing in this headgear combination at Sandown in April. Tackling a new trip on return having had a wind operation.

Pilansberg Score: 377

11
012224-
iT
Dark blue, light blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap (Mrs Diana L Whateley)

Rio Quinto (FR)  195 

b g Loup Breton - Seal Of Cause (Royal Academy)

5 10-13 t1
130 WS
5 10-13 t1
130 WS

Expensive to follow after making a successful hurdles debut at Fakenham in December. Up in trip on reappearance/handicap debut having had a wind operation (also sports first-time tongue tie).

Expensive to follow after making a successful hurdles debut at Fakenham in December. Up in trip on reappearance/handicap debut having had a wind operation (also sports first-time tongue tie).

Rio Quinto Score: 381

12
3/22321-
iT
Red, emerald green hoop, white sleeves and cap (The Fob Racing Partnership)

Ocean Cove (IRE)  202 

ch g Ask - Sand Eel (Sandalay)

6 10-11
128
6 10-11
128

Right at home over 3m when making a successful handicap debut at Ayr in April. Up 6 lb but he's likely to go on again this season, so is one for the shortlist.

Right at home over 3m when making a successful handicap debut at Ayr in April. Up 6 lb but he's likely to go on again this season, so is one for the shortlist.

Ocean Cove Score: 393

4
13
13U61-1
iT
Yellow, dark green epaulets, dark green sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, dark green star (Mr A Taylor)

Jersey Bean (IRE)  19 

b g Court Cave - Jennifers Diary (Supreme Leader)

5 10-10
127
5 10-10
127

Kept the mistakes down when off the mark over hurdles at Fontwell in February and cashed in on a lenient mark on last month's reappearance at Market Rasen. 5 lb rise fair now upped in trip.

Kept the mistakes down when off the mark over hurdles at Fontwell in February and cashed in on a lenient mark on last month's reappearance at Market Rasen. 5 lb rise fair now upped in trip.

Jersey Bean Score: 373

14
869-111
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier & Mr M Tabor)

Ready And Able (IRE)  11 

b g Flemensfirth - Gypsy Mo Chara (Oscar)

5 10-8
125 9
5 10-8
125 9

Form has really taken off in handicaps, value for extra when completing the hat-trick on first crack at 3m at Aintree recently. Same mark here so claims are obvious.

Form has really taken off in handicaps, value for extra when completing the hat-trick on first crack at 3m at Aintree recently. Same mark here so claims are obvious.

Ready And Able Score: 510

1
Verdict

David Pipe took this contest last season with Dell Arca and holds leading claims once again with 2015 Champion Bumper winner Moon Racer, who is just 3lb higher than when successful at Ayr in the spring and a campaign at three miles this term appears an interesting move for a horse with plenty of speed. Wait For Me was back in third in that Cheltenham Festival contest three years ago and he forms one half of a strong Philip Hobbs duo here, with Richard Johnson choosing stablemate Who's My Jockey, who is related to Hurricane Fly and may not have peaked just yet. Pilansberg and Rio Quinto both showed useful form as novices and make their first outings following wind surgery, while Jersey Bean was not stopping at the finish when scoring over 2m4f at Market Rasen and has to be considered on his first attempt at this distance. However, it has been hard not to be impressed with the way READY AND ABLE has racked up a three-timer and after reappearing as good as ever at Aintree when winning cosily last month, he arrives here 9lb well-in having escaped a penalty for that win in a race exclusive for conditional jockeys.

Verdict

A means to an end for some in this qualifier, but READY AND ABLE completed the hat-trick at Aintree on recent return from a break (likely to prove strong form), and given he can race from the same mark, his claims are obvious. Jersey Bean isn't really crying out for 3m but he's a definite threat if seeing it out, with Ocean Cove another to consider.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Good to Soft 12 Dell' Arca 8 11 10 140 701-244 12 days D Pipe (108 miles) T Scudamore 7/1 6:01.20