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Quality Over Quantity Tipster Platform tipstersempire.co.uk Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

1m 7f 169yGood

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No. Horse Odds
1 11/4
2 9/1
3 3/1
4 300/1
5
6 22/1
7 66/1
8 100/1
9 18/1
10 18/1
11 80/1
12 28/1
13 15/8
14 250/1
Verdict

Grey Spirit has an obvious chance having won twice in recent months but he could be vulnerable under a double penalty. With that in mind, preference is for WHITLOCK, who won twice on the Flat over 1m2f and his current rating of 87 on the level suggests that he could make up into a useful performer over hurdles. Mayne is another interesting recruit off the Flat, while African Dance and Ajero are also noted.

Verdict

AJERO is a half-brother to Charbel, a very smart chaser for these connections, and having shaped with promise both starts 7 months apart, he rates a good prospect in his own right. Tongue tied for the first time, he is marginally preferred to Grey Spirit, who has a double penalty to contend with, for all a good-value conditional takes off 7 lb. Whitlock needs a close look in the market.