October 26 / 14.40 Chepstow

14.40 Chepstow Good

Winning Post Bookmakers Bristol & Wales Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £2341.78
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 4m 11s
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Winning Post Bookmakers Bristol & Wales Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £25.20
  • Place: £6.70

Form: P1P8-9 D

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
0-9 over hurdles and was out of form when last seen in the spring; won a soft-ground chase off today's mark in first-time cheekpieces last December but goes without headgear today; others preferred.
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2nd

4

8th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

16:10 Ludlow

Astra Via

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

4th

2

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Sedgefield

Astra Via

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Had Roxyfet behind when second over C&D (soft) last month; back up in distance when scoring at Leicester (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; up 6lb and suspicion that this shorter trip may not be ideal; respected nonetheless.

3/1

1st

3

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Astra Via

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Opened her hurdling account at Chepstow in October and she posted another solid effort back chasing when runner-up in 2m Sedgefield handicap five days ago; considered with this longer trip a likely plus.

4/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 35-433

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Placed on four of her six hurdle starts, most recently off today's mark at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) last month; can cope with today's drop back in trip and probably won't be far away.
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7th

2

2nd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

15:07 Leicester

Esme Shelby

11st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Went very close in a big field at Chepstow (2m, good) in October when dropped back in trip in her second handicap, and again finished second at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last time; ran well in a point on soft to heavy; a first win could well be imminent.

9/2

2nd

4

5th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

13:00 Hexham

Esme Shelby

11st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Placed in five of her seven hurdle starts, including a near miss when favourite in a 2m handicap at Chepstow (good) ten days ago; that was under Peter Kavanagh in a big-field event and she's well treated off the same mark here (due to be 4lb higher in future); strong contender.

11/8

2nd

5

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:40 Chepstow

Esme Shelby

11st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Placed on four of her six hurdle starts, most recently off today's mark at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) last month; can cope with today's drop back in trip and probably won't be far away.

5/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 85-453 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who has shaped with promise on all three hurdle starts, most recently when third at Warwick (2m, good) last month after a break; open to improvement in handicaps and commands respect.
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7th

7

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

14:09 Haydock

Merry Mistress

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: David Dennis

1st

4

30th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:20 Wincanton

Merry Mistress

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: David Dennis

1st

5

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 3

14:30 Doncaster

Merry Mistress

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: David Dennis

Won at Hereford (2m3f, good) in November and went close behind a well-treated winner at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) recently; runs off the same mark today and the drop back in trip should be fine; respected.

11/4

Form: 64P15- D

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Bounced back from disappointing handicap debut when keeping on strongly to score at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) in March; absent since lesser effort a few days later but remains open to further improvement.
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5th

5

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:20 Southwell

Legendary Rhythm

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

Won off 1lb higher over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) last March but has mixed record since and was a well-held fifth of eight when favourite over fences at Leicester (2m4f; second run after wind surgery) last month; has had only three runs in this sphere but she's yet to prove his stamina at this sort of trip and others are more convincing.

13/2

5th

5

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Legendary Rhythm

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

Shaped encouragingly after a wind op on just her second chase start when third in 2m handicap here 12 days ago; this fair 2m winner over hurdles is well worth considering now stepping back up in trip.

3/1

3rd

5

17th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

15:55 Leicester

Legendary Rhythm

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

Won off this mark over hurdles last March; couple of fair efforts in the autumn but was tailed off on her chasing debut six weeks ago; subsequent wind operation needs to have a beneficial effect.

10/1

Form: F77469

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Fair Flat-racer who won on Polytrack last November (1m3f; RPR 78); 0-7 over hurdles but not disgraced in any of her three handicaps and, given the Flat ability, may yet be capable of better in this sphere.
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6th

9

11th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

14:17 Sedgefield

My Poem

10st 0lb

J: Ross Turner

T: Oliver Greenall

Fair AW Flat winner but now 0-8 over hurdles; not disgraced in any of her four handicaps but she's 4lb out of the weights here so first-time cheekpieces will need to help spark improvement.

8/1

5th

15

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:40 Chepstow

My Poem

10st 0lb

J: Ross Turner

T: Oliver Greenall

Fair Flat-racer who won on Polytrack last November (1m3f; RPR 78); 0-7 over hurdles but not disgraced in any of her three handicaps and, given the Flat ability, may yet be capable of better in this sphere.

16/1

9th

9

7th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:05 Exeter

My Poem

10st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall

AW winner for Sir Michael Stoute; not made a flying start over hurdles and was 14l behind Sergeant at Sedgefield most recently on very similar terms.

10/1

Form: 7F949-

Last run: 198 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Raced freely and was always towards rear on handicap debut at Warwick (2m, good) in April; remains unexposed but needs to take a big step forward.
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4th

5

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

14:09 Haydock

Lime Drop

10st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

1st

4

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 3

16:16 Hereford

Lime Drop

10st 9lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Henry Daly

Made inauspcious start to hurdling career last season but has made rapid progress this term, winning four times along the way (1m7f-2m, good-good to soft); lost out only by a short head at Kempton (2m, good to soft; front pair clear) last month and might still be improving.

7/2

2nd

2

11th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Kempton

Lime Drop

11st 5lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Henry Daly

Has won her last four starts (1m7f-2m1f, good/good to soft); did it narrowly at Sedgefield last time and is up 7lb, but the runner-up has since gone one better off 4lb higher; every chance her winning spree will continue.

5/2

Form: 077FP-

Last run: 299 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Fell on last December's handicap hurdle debut and was pulled up later that month; returns from 299-day absence here; can't be recommended.
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1st

4

19th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

12:50 Fakenham

The Feckenham Fox

10st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

Unplaced all seven hurdle runs; never really got involved when seventh at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) this month and effectively only 2lb lower here; needs this switch to chasing to show her in a better light.

25/1

7th

6

2nd Dec 2021

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

14:52 Market Rasen

The Feckenham Fox

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Max Young

Unplaced all six hurdle starts; her seasonal debut at Chepstow (2m, good) in October wasn't devoid of encouragement and she's completely unexposed over this sort of trip but others have much more obvious claims.

33/1

7th

8

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:40 Chepstow

The Feckenham Fox

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Fell on last December's handicap hurdle debut and was pulled up later that month; returns from 299-day absence here; can't be recommended.

50/1

12/1

Form: 215-53 D

Last run: 161 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Won off a lowly mark at Leicester (1m7f, heavy) last December and was placed at Huntingdon (2m, good) on latest hurdle start in May but has fairly high mileage and others in this line-up appeal more.
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5th

8

20th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:35 Worcester

Infiniti

10st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Kevin Frost

1st

15

6th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:35 Market Rasen

Infiniti

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Kevin Frost

Placed on consecutive starts for Barry Leavy towards end of last year but all three runs for Kevin Frost have been disappointing and her stamina for today's trip is not copper-bottomed; 1lb out of the handicap.

33/1

7th

10

8th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

17:42 Sedgefield

Infiniti

10st 6lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Kevin Frost

1-26 over hurdles and below-par on both starts for this yard; others stronger.

20/1

Form: 2-2U15 D

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Won Worcester maiden (2m, good; first-time hood) in July, her second start over hurdles, and wasn't discredited when fifth in race that developed into a stamina test at Stratford (2m2f, good) later that month; drops back in trip for today's handicap debut; one to consider.
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2nd

7

7th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:15 Warwick

Kazontherazz

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Doubled hurdling tally with narrow win at Uttoxeter (2m6f, good to soft) in December, and lost out only by a neck at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) in early January; not yet fully exposed but will need to find something extra to cope with the rise in grade on this first start for four months.

7/1

2nd

2

3rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell

Kazontherazz

11st 12lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Martin Keighley

Just held on to win at Uttoxeter (2m6f, good to soft) last month and is now 2-6 over hurdles; could still have more to offer and, with 7lb claimed today, features prominently in calculations.

5/1

1st

13

17th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 6f 45y

Class 5

14:00 Uttoxeter

Kazontherazz

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Won modest mares' maiden at Worcester (2m, good) this summer and bounced back from disappointing handicap debut when second at Hereford (2m3f, good) last month; can make her presence felt if today's step up in trip suits (pedigree suggests it will).

10/1

Form: 292402 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Free-going front-runner who has finished second on three of her six starts this season; not one to rely upon heavily but her current mark is workable and she'll be dangerous if given too much rope.
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2nd

6

5th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Karannelle

11st 4lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: David Rees

4th

6

4th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:30 Newton Abbot

Karannelle

10st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: David Rees

Front-runner who has run well here in the past (second in this race last year); given a break after a tired fall at Worcester last November and responded positively when chasing home the progressive Kolisi (twice successful since) at Hereford (2m, good; 15-2) four weeks ago; 3lb higher.

9/2

12/1

Form: 80-863

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Beaten 25l+ in her first two handicap hurdles (2m4f/2m5f) but looked suited by the drop back to 2m1f when respectable third (behind Karannelle) latest; 4lb lower, swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers and not ruled out.
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3rd

4

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

14:25 Newton Abbot

Lady Wolf

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gail Haywood

AW winner at 1m2f in 2019; 0-9 over hurdles and has had her limitations exposed in low-grade handicaps; outclassed.

100/1

8th

12

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:59 Newton Abbot

Lady Wolf

10st 0lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Gail Haywood

12

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:15 Wincanton

Lady Wolf

10st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Gail Haywood

1m2f AW Flat win in 2019; third of six in handicap at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good; cheekpieces) in September was easily the most competitive of her eight runs over hurdles; tailed off when blinkered in October latest; 4lb out of the handicap.

Form: 5961-0 D

Last run: 166 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner, more recently at Wincanton (1m7f, good) in April, but 0-9 over hurdles; not seen since below-par run in May; others have more pressing claims.
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6

15th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:22 Stratford

Princess Midnight

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Joe Tizzard

3rd

8

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Princess Midnight

10st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Signed off with respectable fourth over hurdles here (2m, good to soft) last November and reverts to chasing on a workable mark; will be fine over today's trip but her fitness has to be taken on trust.

7/1

8

2nd Dec 2021

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

12:45 Wincanton

Princess Midnight

10st 0lb

J: Miss Thomasina Eyston

T: Colin Tizzard

Won two chases over about the minimum trip (has form over much further) last season, the latter at this track (second won next two); latest hurdles start was a step back in the right direction and although out of the weights she needs considering.

7/1

Form: -404P7

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
0-19 under rules when trained in Ireland and finished last on stable debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) last month; has tongue-tie refitted here but remains difficult to enthuse over.
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6

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:56 Hereford

Monty’s Mission

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nikki Evans

Placed in low-grade handicap hurdles in Ireland last season but well beaten on both starts for current stable this term and now 0-21 under rules; returns from 137-day break here.

33/1

2

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:40 Chepstow

Monty’s Mission

11st 10lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nikki Evans

0-19 under rules when trained in Ireland and finished last on stable debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) last month; has tongue-tie refitted here but remains difficult to enthuse over.

40/1

Form: PP-80

Last run: 149 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Didn't show any significant promise in novice/maiden hurdles, albeit she wasn't beaten that far when tenth of 11 at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) on latest outing in May; significant improvement required.
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5th

10

(4)

13th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Aide Memoire

9st 0lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Neil King

Hurdling in 2021 until making her AW and Flat handicap debuts over 1m6f at Wolverhampton just before Christmas, where her third of nine was a vast improvement on previous results; 40-1 and form dipped at Kempton 18 days ago but perhaps 2m contributed; considered in this very weak race.

11/2

6th

8

(9)

26th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

19:35 Kempton (AW)

Aide Memoire

8st 13lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Neil King

Hurdling in 2021 until making AW/handicap debut over 1m6f at Wolverhampton before Christmas, where she showed more promise in sticking to her guns in the straight to take third; some further progress is possible.

14/1

3rd

8

(2)

20th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Aide Memoire

8st 8lb

J: George Rooke

T: Neil King

Poor maiden under both codes who's struggled badly since missing a chunk of his career; Celtic Classic looks her yard's best chance.

33/1

Form: 1/P8-3 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner in 2019; back from long absence with three very underwhelming runs in maiden/novice hurdles this season (2m1f-2m2f) but makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and will need to be taken very seriously if lively in the betting.
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14

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:40 Chepstow

I’m Notapartygirl

10st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Alan Jones

Bumper winner in 2019; back from long absence with three very underwhelming runs in maiden/novice hurdles this season (2m1f-2m2f) but makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and will need to be taken very seriously if lively in the betting.

9/1

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Exacta £2300.00
Straight Forecast £1445.00
Tricast £9151.20
Trifecta £11696.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Karannelle

POSTDATA:

Esme Shelby

SPOTLIGHT:

Merry Mistress

Telegraph:

Kazontherazz

The Times:

My Poem

WEST COUNTRY:

Lady Wolf

Daily Mail:

Merry Mistress

Daily Mirror:

Esme Shelby

The Sun:

Esme Shelby

The Star:

Esme Shelby

TOPSPEED:

Karannelle

The Guardian:

Karannelle

Daily Express:

Karannelle

Daily Record:

Karannelle