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Good To Soft

Ladbrokes Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £14860
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 3m 59s
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Ladbrokes Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1132-3 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Smart in bumpers, winning twice and placed at the Cheltenham (against the boys) and Aintree festivals; behind two of today's rivals when odds-on for her hurdling debut here 23 days ago but she travelled into the race with purpose and gave the impression that run was needed; definite chance of her finding the improvement she needs to gain revenge on Nina The Terrier.

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12

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Aintree

Elle Est Belle

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

1st

5

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 1

15:10 Huntingdon

Elle Est Belle

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Very useful mare who finished third in last season's Champion Bumper; comfortable winner in Listed grade at Newbury (2m, good to soft; against her own sex) on second attempt over hurdles, then finished fourth to Jonbon in Grade 2 at Ascot (1m7f) where the steady pace wasn't ideal; bred to stay this new trip; leading player at the weights, even with 5lb penalty.

9/4

4th

5

17th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Elle Est Belle

10st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Smart mare who finished third in last season's Champion Bumper then second in Aintree Grade 2; beaten favourite at Newbury on debut over hurdles, then bounced back with a comfortable Listed success there (2m, good to soft) later in November; should have more to offer.

7/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1/26-2 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper and two Flat races for Brian Ellison; confined to Newbury for all three hurdle runs, finishing second in this 12 months ago and splitting Nina The Terrier and Elle Est Belle on her latest visit earlier this month; not weighted to reverse placings with her conqueror and, not the biggest of mares, it's questionable what improvement there is to come.

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1st

6

(7)

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Ahorsewithnoname

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Nicky Henderson

Revelation in a hurdles run (soft) and on Flat (good) in spring 2022, form backed up when she was next seen taking fifth of 21 in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket (2m2f, good) in October; the latter shows she needs better off the same mark today; returned to form in latest hurdles start (April) and is now in foal, so this is scheduled to be her last race.

7/1

1st

2

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Ahorsewithnoname

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Nicky Henderson

50-1 runner-up in a 2m1f Grade 2 at last season's Festival, after which she further raised her profile with two Flat wins and a fifth in the Cesarewitch; reportedly bled on reappearance and she could finish only tenth back in that same Grade 2 last month; remains a maiden over hurdles and Nico De Boinville turns elsewhere.

8/1

10th

5

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Ahorsewithnoname

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Returned from a similar absence when a 50-1 runner-up in this 12 months ago, since when she has further raised her profile with two Flat wins and a good fifth in the Cesarewitch; reported to have bled from the nose when pulled up behind Endless Escape on return to jumping and, if back to anything like her best, she could make the frame again.

22/1

Form: 11 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Untroubled in winning a Worcester bumper and Huntingdon novice hurdle (both on good), though neither were strong affairs and her market rival last time was pulled up; however, there's no knocking a winning start and she's in the right hands to progress; trainer also runs Ahorsewithnoname.

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10

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Theatre Glory

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

pressed leaders

100/1

5th

4

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:35 Doncaster

Theatre Glory

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nicky Henderson

Useful at up to 2m5f and has Graded form; running respectably when final-flight faller in Cheltenham handicap most recently; some of her relatives have 3m form and she shapes accordingly; interesting upped in distance.

11/2

0

1

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Theatre Glory

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Won here in April 2022 and creditable sixth of nine when 50-1 in the Grade 1 Mares' Hurdle here (2m4f, soft) this March; not disgraced on Ascot reappearance, despite being only third of five as favourite, but might not be well enough handicapped to win this.

5/1

Form: 2P4-55

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Beaten in four bumpers and it was her third defeat over hurdles when a well-beaten fourth at Ludlow, where she didn't help her cause by attempting to match strides with eventual runner-up Rainyday Woman; should be outclassed.

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12th

10

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

14:09 Haydock

Jaunty Freyja

10st 5lb

J: Miss Thomasina Eyston

T: Brian Eckley

3rd

2

23rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:50 Ffos Las

Jaunty Freyja

11st 2lb

J: Miss Thomasina Eyston

T: Brian Eckley

Off the mark when landing a Chepstow handicap (2m, heavy) in January and she's been beaten less than 2l over C&D (good to soft) and at Exeter (soft) in both subsequent starts; up another 2lb but her latest second was behind an improver and she's respected on this drop back in grade.

3/1

2nd

6

25th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 3

13:00 Exeter

Jaunty Freyja

10st 11lb

J: Miss Thomasina Eyston

T: Brian Eckley

Off the mark when taking a modest Chepstow handicap last month (heavy) and ran at least as well back in novice company since; going the right way and receiving plenty of weight but now 13lb above her winning mark.

13/2

Form: 121131 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won a hurdle and three chases from 2m1f to 2m5f when trained in France; clearly useful but she's asked a stiff question on her British debut and watching brief is best.

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4th

2

20th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Southwell

Spes Energicall

11st 13lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Sophie Leech

pressed leader, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, outpaced when not fluent 2 out, soon got behind and beaten

10/1

5th

6

27th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

12:10 Newbury

Spes Energicall

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Sophie Leech

Won a hurdle and three chases from 2m1f to 2m5f when trained in France; clearly useful but she's asked a stiff question on her British debut and watching brief is best.

33/1

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Form: 54-111 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who made it 3-3 over hurdles when quickening away from Ahorsewithnoname and Elle Est Belle over C&D (good) three weeks ago; perhaps had an edge in fitness that day but she was conceding 8lb to both of them, so is clearly weighted to confirm those places; could take some beating.

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7

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Nina The Terrier

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Alan King

Has three hurdles wins to her name and she's looked as good as ever this season, far from disgraced when fifth of 13 in the Greatwood at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) in November; this race is probably less competitive and returning to 2m4f may suit; each-way claims.

9/1

5th

7

13th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

14:55 Cheltenham

Nina The Terrier

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Improvement is needed if she's to win this competitive handicap off her current mark, and a longer trip may be preferable; however, the stiff track provides some compensation and she was a good second to Sonigino (who has followed up) at Chepstow (2m, good) last month; each-way claims.

14/1

Form: /110-2 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bumper form needs respecting as she had Nina The Terrier back in fourth when winning a Listed event on soft ground at Huntingdon; following wind surgery, it was disappointing to see her turned over in a Ludlow maiden hurdle (good) but she may jump better than that day and could strip fitter also; not dismissed lightly.

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4

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:06 Worcester

Rainyday Woman

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

raced in second, pecked on landing and lost position 7th, ridden and weakened after 5 out, behind when pulled up before 4 out (vet reported mare had an irregular heartbeat)

11/8

4th

3

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 183y

Class 2

13:35 Newbury

Rainyday Woman

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Well above average in bumpers and she progressed well in novice hurdles at the end of 2021, completing a hat-trick in a mares' Listed event at Taunton (2m, soft; made all) in December; had an excuse (irregular heartbeat) when pulled up last time; stays today's longer trip well, and she's a strong contender on her handicap debut after a break.

5/1

3

21st Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:50 Lingfield

Rainyday Woman

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Listed bumper winner who was surprisingly turned over at odds-on first time out over hurdles but has won her three subsequent starts (2m-2m5f), latterly over the shorter trip at Taunton (Listed) when too good for Game On For Glory; serious contender; unraced on heavy but has won on soft.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £119.00
Straight Forecast £125.90
Trifecta £455.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Nina The Terrier

SPOTLIGHT:

Elle Est Belle

TOPSPEED:

Ahorsewithnoname

WEST COUNTRY:

Rainyday Woman

POSTDATA:

Nina The Terrier

LAMBOURN:

Nina The Terrier

The Guardian:

Nina The Terrier

Daily Mirror:

Nina The Terrier

The Times:

Elle Est Belle

Telegraph:

Elle Est Belle

The Star:

Elle Est Belle

The Sun:

Rainyday Woman

Daily Mail:

Ahorsewithnoname

Daily Express:

Ahorsewithnoname

Daily Record:

Ahorsewithnoname