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British EBF Mares’ ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier For The EBF Mares’ NH Novices’ Series)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 4f 118y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 5m 18s
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British EBF Mares’ ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier For The EBF Mares’ NH Novices’ Series)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 162-2 BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made a winning start in bumpers at Ffos Las (heavy) and posted an excellent second in Sandown Listed event (soft) last spring, finishing ahead of Tweed Skirt and Swincombe Fleat; satisfactory hurdling debut when second of 11 at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in November, keeping on well; open to improvement and well up to winning a race or two.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

19

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Speech Bubble

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Noel Williams

16/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 25-

Last run: 349 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Good-ground Irish point winner; better effort in bumpers last season when second (2m2f, soft) at Plumpton; trained for that run by Fergal O'Brien and for her next outing by Tim Vaughan; new stable could hardly be in better form, and she's not discounted on hurdling debut.

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5th

4

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 3

13:57 Uttoxeter

Victorias Peak

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

towards rear, pushed along from 4th, dropped to last 9th, soon behind

7/2

2nd

4

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

12:25 Warwick

Victorias Peak

11st 7lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, pushed along and lost position 4 out, ridden and ran on from 2 out, no match for winner

2/1

20/1

  • Place: £8.20

Form: 2-30

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Placed twice at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last spring; place claims on those efforts but she was soundly beaten on good to soft on her return to action in handicap at Leicester (25-1) in December; needs to bounce back.

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12th

7

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 3

15:03 Cartmel

Largy G

11st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Noel Williams

towards rear of midfield, pushed along before 2 out, weakened after 2 out

6/1

1st

1

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

14:25 Newton Abbot

Largy G

11st 7lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Noel Williams

Having only her fifth run under rules and showing her best form yet in winning a competitive 2m4f handicap for mares at Newbury last month, when perhaps benefiting from the good ground; could very easily make light of her penalty back in novice company.

8/11

1st

11

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

14:45 Newbury

Largy G

10st 4lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Noel Williams

Placed in three of her four starts over hurdles, 17l third to Speech Bubble here latest; however, well beaten on sole handicap attempt (two outings ago) and has something to prove in this warm race; 1lb out of the weights.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 140-31

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner on heavy ground; confirmed promise of hurdling debut when winning 13-runner novice at Exeter (2m2f, soft; 6-4 favourite) five weeks ago, making virtually all; tougher assignment under a penalty but this longer trip should be within her range and she should be thereabouts.

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3rd

1

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Lingfield

Swincombe Fleat

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Won three-runner chase debut at Warwick (2m4f, soft) in November 2022; right out of form in her three starts since, the latest (way out of her depth) for new yard in December having left Anthony Honeyball; questions to answer.

7/1

Form: 75

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

4yo; very green on hurdling debut but she showed more when under 10l fifth of nine at Ffos Las (2m, heavy; 80-1) two weeks ago, racing freely; this race is stronger but she still has untapped potential.

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7th

3

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Instant De Bonheur

11st 10lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

0-9; went close on seasonal/chase debut at Worcester (2m7f, soft) in October but that's easily the best she's fared; reverted to hurdling for latest outing; 4lb below the Worcester mark, with both tongue-tie and cheekpieces enlisted.

16/1

8th

4

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:10 Ffos Las

Instant De Bonheur

11st 9lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Went close off today's mark on seasonal/chase debut at Worcester (2m7f, soft) in October but her last two races didn't go to plan and she now reverts to hurdling; not yet fully exposed in this sphere; no surprise if she features.

9/1

3

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Lingfield

Instant De Bonheur

11st 9lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

4yo filly whose close second at Worcester (2m7f, soft) on seasonal/chase debut in October was her best effort; not nearly so good at Chepstow (3m) three weeks later; there's now a big rethink on the trip but she should be a major player in this weak race.

2/1

Form: 136-41

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Well-related daughter of Martaline; 1-3 in bumpers; beaten favourite on hurdling debut but she made all in three-runner novice at Ascot (2m, good) two months ago, impressing with the way she jumped; should have no problem with this longer distance; big player for yard that won this race in 2020.

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4

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Tweed Skirt

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Due to take up broodmare duties soon; has won on heavy, raced mainly on good/good to soft; scored readily over C&D on most recent chase start, taking record in Kempton handicaps to 2-2, and remains unexposed at 3m; interesting back here.

7/1

3rd

6

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:35 Doncaster

Tweed Skirt

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Nicky Henderson

One of three runners for Nicky Henderson; Christmas success at Kempton (3m) took her chase record to 3-7; has a fighting chance at the weights, provided that form is transferred back to hurdles.

7/1

1st

6

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Tweed Skirt

11st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, challenging 3 out, pushed along and led 2 out, quickened clear approaching last, eased final 110yds, readily

9/2

Form: 4-47

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Signs of ability on all three starts to date, but last month's well-held seventh of 12 at Lingfield was a backward step; likely to be of more interest in handicaps.

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6th

10

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

17:20 Chepstow

Kings Krackertara

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Fitted with a tongue-tie on last two starts when staying-on fourth of 15 here (3m, soft) and winning at Newton Abbot (3m2f, soft) 16 days later; fortunate in the latter, as the clear leader fell two out, but she's back up only 1lb and brings far more positives than most of these.

5/1

1st

3

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:35 Newton Abbot

Kings Krackertara

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Fitted with a tongue-tie, first sign of promise over fences when staying on from the rear for fourth at Chepstow (3m, soft) 16 days ago, with the reopposing Galop Du Bosc just under 2l ahead in second; this longer trip should suit on that evidence; considered.

9/2

4th

12

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Kings Krackertara

10st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Nick Gifford

Six-race maiden who didn't look very enthusiastic when well beaten in two chases during the winter (2m4f/2m6f); tongue-tie added today; significant improvement required.

40/1

Form: 217-34

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Had useful bumper form, finishing third at Cheltenham (good; also handles soft) in November, so it was disappointing she was well held at Plumpton on her hurdling debut 17 days ago; should do much better in due course.

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1

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

15:20 Huntingdon

Code Name Lise

11st 6lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Tailed off on first two hurdle starts and unseated at the first flight in first-time cheekpieces at Lingfield last Tuesday; something to prove in this code but she showed useful form in bumpers and is not written off.

9/2

2

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield

Code Name Lise

11st 6lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Won soft-ground Ascot bumper a year ago and was placed in Listed bumper at Cheltenham (good to soft) in November but began hurdling career with two disappointing efforts last month (2m/2m4f); this race is easier than Newbury last time and she's not written off just yet, but the added cheekpieces need to give her a boost.

8/1

8th

5

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

12:45 Newbury

Code Name Lise

11st 1lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Had useful bumper form, finishing third at Cheltenham (good; also handles soft) in November, so it was disappointing she was well held at Plumpton on her hurdling debut 17 days ago; should do much better in due course.

9/1

Form: 17-352

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

AW bumper winner; just fair form so far over hurdles but she was beaten by a promising sort when second of five at Doncaster (2m3f, good) when last seen in November and remains capable of better; in the mix.

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4

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Worcester

Becky The Boo

11st 1lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

in rear, awkward jump and unseated rider 1st

6/1

3rd

1

9th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:35 Uttoxeter

Becky The Boo

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, headway and disputing second 8th, left in lead 3 out, soon headed and outpaced, weakened run-in, lost second towards finish

7/1

3rd

1

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:45 Ffos Las

Becky The Boo

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Form: 4-64

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed more last time (2m4f, good to soft) than on her hurdling debut, but that still leaves her with plenty to find against the principals here; looks more of a long-term prospect.

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6th

10

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:05 Taunton

Lady Stanhow

10st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Grant Cann

Minor form in a bumper and novice/maiden hurdles; hard to know what she's capable of now handicap/chasing but there are some useful jumpers in her pedigree.

50/1

5

12th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:43 Uttoxeter

Lady Stanhow

11st 4lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Grant Cann

Unexposed mare who displayed minor promise on the second of her three runs in novice/maiden hurdles (2m4f-2m7f); almost certainly needs to improve to make winning chase/handicap debut here but is well worth a glance in the betting.

25/1

10th

8

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

12:45 Newbury

Lady Stanhow

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Grant Cann

Showed more last time (2m4f, good to soft) than on her hurdling debut, but that still leaves her with plenty to find against the principals here; looks more of a long-term prospect.

100/1

Form: 4

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Closely related to the same connections' four-time Grade 1 chase winner Might Bite and half-sister to two-time Grade 1 novice hurdle winner Beat That; beaten 8l when fourth of nine in bumper at Southwell (good; 5-2) in November; bred to do much better over jumps; stablemate of Tweed Skirt.

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8th

19

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 59y

18:10 Galway

Bridal Knot

11st 7lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear, headway on inner into midfield 3f out, short of room and lost ground 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

12/1

6th

4

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 180y

15:25 Killarney

Bridal Knot

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Thomas Mullins

in touch with leaders, ridden before 3 out, soon no impression, not fluent 2 out

10/1

3rd

3

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 150y

20:15 Wexford

Bridal Knot

11st 11lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

raced in second, lost second after 5f, ridden and dropped to rear with one circuit to go, soon pulled up

8/1

Form: F

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sister to the useful bumper/hurdle winner Pure Bliss; made debut in the novice hurdle at Exeter (18-1) won by Swincombe Fleat, but she was detached when falling three out; needs to have come on significantly for the run.

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2

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

15:20 Huntingdon

Folly Hill

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

There's potential in her pedigree but she was detached when falling three out on her debut at Exeter (2m2f, soft; 18-1) in December; needs to have come on significantly for the run.

20/1

6

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

12:45 Newbury

Folly Hill

11st 1lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Ben Pauling

Sister to the useful bumper/hurdle winner Pure Bliss; made debut in the novice hurdle at Exeter (18-1) won by Swincombe Fleat, but she was detached when falling three out; needs to have come on significantly for the run.

4

16th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

12:00 Exeter

Folly Hill

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Ben Pauling

Seventh foal; sister to bumper/2m-2m4f hurdle winner Pure Bliss (RPR 130), half-sister to useful 2m-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Secret Edge; makes debut with trainer among the winners and she's not ruled out.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two of her three attempts in Irish points, but probably up against it on her rules debut after a long absence.

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9th

8

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Mad About Sally

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Oliver Signy

Two chase wins over about 2m6f last winter but she showed something new when easily accounting for her four rivals over about 3m at Chepstow (soft) on reappearance three weeks ago; 9lb higher today and back down in trip but she did it well last time.

11/2

1st

2

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Mad About Sally

11st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Oliver Signy

Two chase wins last winter over shorter; hasn't looked the strongest stayer in three runs over 3m under rules and she'll need to be cherry ripe to take this back from 232 days on the sidelines.

7/1

Form: 38-9

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

From the family of Gold Cup winner Long Run, but she has gone the wrong way since third in a Taunton bumper (soft) last March; no obvious promise on hurdling debut (33-1) in November; something to prove.

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5th

7

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Wind From The West

11st 5lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Placed in soft-ground bumper on debut last March but has not lived up to that in her four starts since; had wind surgery before latest; moves up markedly in trip for this handicap debut.

12/1

5th

8

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:55 Taunton

Wind From The West

11st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Placed in soft-ground course bumper on debut last March but has disappointed on both hurdling starts this season (2m2f/2m4f); needs last month's wind op to have made a big difference.

50/1

13

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

12:45 Newbury

Wind From The West

11st 1lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

From the family of Gold Cup winner Long Run, but she has gone the wrong way since third in a Taunton bumper (soft) last March; no obvious promise on hurdling debut (33-1) in November; something to prove.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £452.00
Straight Forecast £426.00
Trifecta £11816.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Tweed Skirt

SPOTLIGHT:

Speech Bubble

POSTDATA:

Becky The Boo

Telegraph:

Swincombe Fleat

LAMBOURN:

Tweed Skirt

Daily Mail:

Tweed Skirt

Daily Mirror:

Tweed Skirt

The Sun:

Tweed Skirt

The Star:

Tweed Skirt

Daily Record:

Tweed Skirt

RP Ratings:

Speech Bubble

The Times:

Speech Bubble

The Guardian:

Speech Bubble

Daily Express:

Speech Bubble

WEST COUNTRY:

Becky The Boo