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CF Roberts Electrical & Mechanical Services Mares’ Handicap Chase (Challenger Mares’ Chase Qual’)

  • Prize money: £8169
  • 2m 4f 127y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 5m 19s
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CF Roberts Electrical & Mechanical Services Mares’ Handicap Chase (Challenger Mares’ Chase Qual’)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 5443-3

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Showed her form only twice last season but made a respectable return to action at Bangor one month ago and best efforts would see her on the premises; seen only twice beyond 2m1f but ran creditably in small-field hurdle race at 2m3f once in February 2020; not ruled out.

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Verdict Starting price

1

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 2

17:01 Haydock

Vienna Court

12st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

6th

7

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Vienna Court

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has taken form to a new high this winter, with C&D handicap win (soft) from off the pace against the boys in January the highlight; lesser effort behind Pink Legend at Huntingdon last time (2m4f, good to soft) but can gain revenge back at her favourite track; still looks a few pounds short of the best of these.

14/1

2nd

2

28th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 1

14:35 Huntingdon

Vienna Court

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has taken her form to a new level in winning back-to-back 2m4f handicaps at Cheltenham (good to soft; soft), the latest a Grade 3 affair against male opposition; favoured by these terms and should be hard to beat.

8/13

13/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 21F-22 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft; consistent record but best form was last time out when runner-up to Fontaine Collonges in novice handicap at Warwick (2m4f) on second chase start; up 3lb (4lb better off with the winner) but in the mix.

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7th

3

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:40 Newbury

Precious Eleanor

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Henry Daly

All three wins at 2m4f-2m5f (good/good to soft); very creditable third in a strong Cheltenham handicap two starts ago (2m4f, soft) but disappointing she didn't do better when conditions should have suited at Warwick since (has run two of her better races there); questioned after that.

4/1

5th

9

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Warwick

Precious Eleanor

11st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

All wins on good/good to soft; her recent thirds were fairly remote but in good 2m4f handicaps at Sandown/Cheltenham on soft ground that wouldn't have been absolutely ideal; needs considering.

11/2

3rd

16

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Precious Eleanor

10st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

All wins on good/good to soft, the most recent in mares' handicap over C&D last April; soft ground wasn't ideal at Sandown (well-held third) three weeks ago; could go well granted suitable conditions.

20/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3143-1 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won handicap hurdle at Ayr (2m5f, heavy) in January for Warren Greatrex; had wind surgery in July and won for new yard in six-runner handicap on chase debut at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) last month, rallying very well to assert; up 6lb for that improved form but she has more to give.

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6th

8

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

16:05 Ayr

Timeless Beauty

10st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Fergal O’Brien

1st

7

16th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:15 Wetherby

Timeless Beauty

11st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Fergal O’Brien

Made a good start for this yard, winning on chasing debut at Lingfield and placed at Cheltenham and Southwell, but was beaten soon after halfway back at Lingfield last month; conditions suit but needs to bounce back.

11/1

3

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:00 Huntingdon

Timeless Beauty

11st 9lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Fergal O’Brien

Stablemate of Hunny Moon; ran poorly in cheekpieces last time and the headgear is now removed; respectable form otherwise over fences since joining this yard, winning at Lingfield then placed at Cheltenham and Southwell; remains of interest.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: /31-41 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Made a promising start to chasing career at Wetherby on reappearance and 2m4f seemed to suit when she emerged on top in a lengthy duel with Precious Eleanor for novice handicap at Warwick (also good to soft; acts on heavy) next time; up 7lb but more to offer.

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9th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Fontaine Collonges

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Ballooning the first fence resulted in her unseating rider when favourite for the London National (3m4f) on seasonal debut, after wind surgery; drew 14l clear from three out against the only other finisher at Wetherby (3m, soft) 18 days ago; 7lb rise could still leave her well treated and she's well worth this third attempt at a marathon trip.

8/1

5

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Fontaine Collonges

11st 8lb

T: Venetia Williams

Form: 38-422 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Heavy defeat here in April; has edged down the weights, runner-up on last two outings (2m7f at Ascot latest) and acts on soft; has form chance but she's a rare winner nowadays.

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4

18th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

19:25 Fontwell

Jubilympics

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

prominent, raced in last and pushed along after 8th, ridden after 13th, hit 14th, weakened 4 out, soon pulled up

7/2

2nd

2

14th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Jubilympics

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

chased leader, steady headway halfway, lost second 9th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, rallied and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

11/2

Form: 2137-3

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Best form was over fences two seasons ago; a fall and an unseat saw her switched back to hurdling last term, including for 2m win, and she had wind surgery after a heavy defeat on final start; made a satisfactory return to chasing five weeks ago but needs to build on that; stamina not proven.

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3rd

10

28th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:10 Leicester

Dame Du Soir

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

No match for Tap Tap Boom at Plumpton but she was game in victory at Cheltenham (2m4f, good), providing her yard with a welcome winner; back up 6lb but had got herself well handicapped; respected.

4/1

1st

10

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Dame Du Soir

10st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Bridgwater

Runner-up over 2m/2m1f at Huntingdon and Plumpton this term, no match for the winner both times; weakened into sixth in this contest 12 months ago and may get outstayed back up in distance.

14/1

Form: U11-46 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Three chase wins over 2m4f/2m5f this January-April; 28-1, hampered seven out when well beaten at Ffos Las on return from summer break; far more exposed than most of these rivals but has a chance on best form last term.

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8

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 2

17:01 Haydock

Molly Carew

10st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Neil Mulholland

1st

4

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 4

16:38 Taunton

Molly Carew

11st 3lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

Won three chases last season, the first over C&D (soft) and the latest in quite valuable series final at Haydock (2m5f, good); slow to find her form this term but gave pretty good account when third over C&D (good to soft) in January and has become very well handicapped.

15/8

3rd

5

22nd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 4

14:08 Taunton

Molly Carew

11st 10lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

Experienced chaser whose first of three wins last season was in this race when beating Whatsdastory; might be running back into form, as she was going well when hitting three out at Cheltenham and then hit the frame at Warwick; 3lb beneath last winning mark.

4/1

Form: 4215-3 D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Did well on soft or heavy ground in a point, bumper and novice hurdles; favourite, gave a bold display up front in mares' handicap hurdle at Wincanton (2m5f, good) on reappearance but was reeled in at the final flight; hood now joins tongue-tie; improvement needed on this switch to chasing but she looks promising.

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4th

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Rose Of Arcadia

11st 5lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Third in Sussex National (3m4f) in January under Freddie Gingell on sole outing at this track; having a pretty solid campaign, winning at Sandown (3m, good to soft) on latest outing, and should be on the premises despite her return to career-high mark.

4/1

1st

10

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Rose Of Arcadia

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Finished a fine third in Listed chase at Newbury (2m7f, soft) and filled the same position in Plumpton's Sussex National (3m4f) 18 days later; found only one too good in the Grand Military Gold Cup over C&D (soft) last time despite being hampered and losing a shoe; solid claims.

5/1

2nd

10

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Rose Of Arcadia

11st 7lb

J: Tpr Lucy Westlake

T: Joe Tizzard

Should hold every chance on these favourable terms and she arrives here in form, having surpassed herself to finish third in a Listed chase for mares at Newbury (2m7f, soft) before filling the same placing in Plumpton's Sussex National (3m4f); lacks course experience and so too her jockey, but her form claims are hard to ignore.

5/1

Form: 22211F

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

2-21 over hurdles; comfortable win at Thurles on chase debut last month; fell five out in handicap there (again 2m2f) three weeks later; stays 2m4f but would have a question to answer on worse than good to soft and overall improvement is probably needed.

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8th

6

6th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Pretty Little Liar

10st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: David Peter Dunne

led, not fluent 5th, headed after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened gradually from last (usual 2 out) (jockey said mare started to hang after completing a mile of this race)

12/1

6th

17

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Galway

Pretty Little Liar

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: David Peter Dunne

midfield, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, never near to challenge

20/1

4th

7

15th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

18:30 Kilbeggan

Pretty Little Liar

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: David Peter Dunne

midfield, some headway before 5th, pushed along and went third 2 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last (jockey said mare struck into herself about 100 yards from the line)

11/2

Form: 46P-16 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Sixth attempt when off the mark as a chaser at Ffos Las (2m5f, good; has won twice on heavy) in October; ran poorly behind two of these at Warwick next time, when getting kicked at the start may have played a part; chance on peak form.

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7

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

14:10 Ffos Las

Oriental Cross

11st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

9

10th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Oriental Cross

11st 1lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Sixth attempt when off the mark as a chaser at Ffos Las (2m5f, good; has won twice on heavy) in October; ran poorly behind two of these at Warwick next time, when getting kicked at the start may have played a part; chance on peak form.

25/1

6th

5

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:30 Warwick

Oriental Cross

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

Unplaced in five chasing attempts last season but made up for that when battling on well to score at Ffos Las (2m5f, jumped soundly) last month; 4lb higher and this looks tougher but should certainly be involved.

5/1

Form: 316333 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Chasing last seven starts, including a win off 4lb lower at Hexham (2m4f, good) in June; running creditably, including on soft and at 2m7f on latest start, which gives her each-way claims.

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8

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Methodtothemadness

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Finished with a flourish to win lower-grade version of this race a year ago and followed up in C&D match race a fortnight later; back down to a similar mark now but posed no threat behind Half Shot here in November, after a break, and has been off for another 65 days since.

11/1

6th

7

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

14:45 Musselburgh

Methodtothemadness

11st 3lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual C&D winner in two small-field events last season; acts on good or slower; absent since may and has had wind surgery; goes well when fresh and should be competitive from this mark.

15/2

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Payout
Exacta £908.00
Straight Forecast £877.00
Tricast £3244.90
Trifecta £5960.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Timeless Beauty

POSTDATA:

Fontaine Collonges

WEST COUNTRY:

Rose Of Arcadia

Daily Mirror:

Precious Eleanor

TOPSPEED:

Vienna Court

RP Ratings:

Dame Du Soir

Telegraph:

Rose Of Arcadia

The Times:

Fontaine Collonges

Daily Mail:

Fontaine Collonges

The Guardian:

Timeless Beauty

Daily Express:

Timeless Beauty

The Star:

Timeless Beauty

Daily Record:

Timeless Beauty