January 26 / 13.50 Wincanton

13.50 Wincanton Good To Soft

racingtv.com/freemonth Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Mares’ Hurdle Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £6753.04
  • 2m 5f 82y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 5m 28s
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racingtv.com/freemonth Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Mares’ Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 7P-721 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Made virtually all and drew nicely clear to open her account here (2m4f, good to soft) last month, her third run since rejoining Jack Barber; moves up from Class 5 today and has 10lb rise to contend with but at least we know she's in very good nick.
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5th

6

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

14:20 Wincanton

Electric Annie

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jack R Barber

Won easily by 12l over C&D in December and followed up over 2m5f here (also good to soft) a few weeks later; another 6lb higher today but not yet fully exposed, and is evidently in prime form.

5/2

1st

10

26th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:50 Wincanton

Electric Annie

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jack R Barber

Made virtually all and drew nicely clear to open her account here (2m4f, good to soft) last month, her third run since rejoining Jack Barber; moves up from Class 5 today and has 10lb rise to contend with but at least we know she's in very good nick.

4/1

1st

8

14th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 5

15:00 Wincanton

Electric Annie

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jack R Barber

Maiden; probably her best effort over hurdles when runner-up at Taunton last month; down in grade but that form has taken some knocks.

6/1

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11/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 3F-42F

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Ran well in defeat at Bangor (2m3f, good to soft) in October, her second start for Jonjo O'Neill, and was travelling well before taking heavy fall at Plumpton last month; major player here, providing her confidence has not been affected.
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11th

4

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

14:09 Haydock

Sacre Coeur

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

3

3rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

14:30 Ludlow

Sacre Coeur

11st 10lb

J: Mr Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Running well for new yard this season, including when runner-up on good to soft at Bangor (2m3f) and Wincanton (2m5f; under Jamie Brace); probably acts on soft; respected although new trip asks a question.

5/1

2nd

1

26th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:50 Wincanton

Sacre Coeur

12st 3lb

J: Mr Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ran well in defeat at Bangor (2m3f, good to soft) in October, her second start for Jonjo O'Neill, and was travelling well before taking heavy fall at Plumpton last month; major player here, providing her confidence has not been affected.

11/2

16/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 1240

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Won on debut at Worcester last May and bettered that performance when second at Uttoxeter (also 2m4f, good) later that month but hasn't fired on last two outings, the latter last month after a break; remains unexposed but has something to prove on this handicap debut; tongue-tie added.
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8th

3

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Warwick

Royal Practitioner

11st 9lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Fergal O’Brien

8th

11

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

14:09 Haydock

Royal Practitioner

10st 5lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

2nd

3

29th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:35 Uttoxeter

Royal Practitioner

11st 10lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Form: 3-5927

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Just 1-14 over hurdles but gave very good account when close second in Class 2 event over C&D (good) in November, and last month's defeat from out of the weights in strong race at Cheltenham can be excused.
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8

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

14:09 Haydock

Hotter Than Hell

10st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

5th

10

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:37 Newbury

Hotter Than Hell

10st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Sole win in 2m4f maiden hurdle in 2019; needs peak form to figure in this company and she hasn't been at her best on last two starts (slightly out of the weights in the first of them).

14/1

4th

3

26th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:50 Wincanton

Hotter Than Hell

11st 11lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Alan King

Just 1-14 over hurdles but gave very good account when close second in Class 2 event over C&D (good) in November, and last month's defeat from out of the weights in strong race at Cheltenham can be excused.

13/2

Form: 2-6P61 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in a chase on last month's stable debut but quickly bounced back to form to cause 40-1 surprise over hurdles at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) eight days ago; did that pretty comfortably and must be considered under 7lb penalty here.
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5th

9

26th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:50 Wincanton

Trump Lady

11st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Harriet Brown

Well beaten in a chase on last month's stable debut but quickly bounced back to form to cause 40-1 surprise over hurdles at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) eight days ago; did that pretty comfortably and must be considered under 7lb penalty here.

9/2

1st

13

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Trump Lady

10st 11lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Harriet Brown

Point/hurdle winner; not particularly consistent and has run poorly over hurdles and fences since undergoing wind surgery.

50/1

6th

8

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:37 Uttoxeter

Trump Lady

11st 8lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Harriet Brown

Point/hurdle winner but she's an inconsistent mare who was pulled up at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft; first run after wind surgery) on her stable debut last month; mark continues to fall but has quite a lot to prove on this switch to chasing.

25/1

Form: 53-11

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Came good with game win in Exeter novice (2m2f, good to soft) in November and followed up on last month's handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie); could easily have more to offer and commands respect.
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3rd

3

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:37 Plumpton

Shirocco’s Dream

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

3rd

2

30th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:20 Wincanton

Shirocco’s Dream

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

7th

4

20th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

14:30 Newbury

Shirocco’s Dream

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Form dipped sharply at Wincanton (2m5f) last month when bidding for a hat-trick, following wins at Exeter (2m2f) and Sandown (2m4f); not fully exposed but her latest effort tempers enthusiasm.

10/1

Form: 01-532 CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Not as good as she was but ended 2021 with two fairly good efforts, latterly when second under Jack Wildman at Doncaster (3m, good to soft), and it's worth remembering her career-best performance was over this C&D.
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6th

5

25th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:45 Hereford

Misty Bloom

11st 4lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Emma Lavelle

Handles softer but she prefers good ground or good to firm and is back on a good mark, 2lb beneath what she defied over 3m at Ludlow last April; respected.

7/1

6th

8

20th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

14:30 Newbury

Misty Bloom

11st 4lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Emma Lavelle

Yet to win on soft/heavy; exposed 9yo but is nicely weighted, having scored twice off this mark; best effort this term when second at Doncaster on penultimate outing; not without a chance.

12/1

7th

4

26th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:50 Wincanton

Misty Bloom

11st 10lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Emma Lavelle

Not as good as she was but ended 2021 with two fairly good efforts, latterly when second under Jack Wildman at Doncaster (3m, good to soft), and it's worth remembering her career-best performance was over this C&D.

10/1

Form: 13-4P0 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Chasing didn't go to plan on her first two starts this season and she was well beaten when reverting to hurdling in first-time cheekpieces (retained) this month; on good mark now and has a C&D win on her CV but needs to get career back on track.
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8th

5

26th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:50 Wincanton

Global Harmony

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Chasing didn't go to plan on her first two starts this season and she was well beaten when reverting to hurdling in first-time cheekpieces (retained) this month; on good mark now and has a C&D win on her CV but needs to get career back on track.

16/1

11th

5

4th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

13:45 Hereford

Global Harmony

11st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Chasing hasn't gone to plan this season (two attempts) and she now reverts to hurdling in first-time cheekpieces; won small-field C&D (good) contest off today's mark last March but today's slower ground may not be ideal and some of the others have less to prove.

14/1

5

11th Dec 2021

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

12:12 Hereford

Global Harmony

11st 9lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Consistent over hurdles last season, winning twice (at up to 3m1f); bred for chasing and likely to come on for her first attempt at Warwick where 2m4f would have been on the sharp side.

5/1

Form: 3P-4PP C

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Showed some fairly useful form in novice company last season and is very well handicapped on those exploits but looked out of sorts when pulled up on her last two outings (chase/hurdle) and needs the first-time blinkers to give her a significant boost.
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12th

5

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Born In Borris

11st 8lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Colin Tizzard

Well handicapped on best form last winter but has been out of sorts this season, different forms of headgear making no difference in January and February, including over this trip; reservations continue.

25/1

8th

3

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Born In Borris

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Colin Tizzard

Handles most surfaces but out of sorts since returned to hurdles at up to 2m5f this year; has worn headgear on last two starts but not today.

33/1

8th

7

2nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:40 Exeter

Born In Borris

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Colin Tizzard

Claims on best novice form, including over C&D (acts on good and soft), but failed to shine in two runs back hurdling last month and unconvincing at present; first-time cheekpieces replace first-time blinkers.

25/1

Form: 51F2F2

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles in France in September (2m3f, soft) and seemed to run well when second in 16-runner claimer there last month (2m1f, heavy); not an easy mare to weigh up on today's British debut and her usual tongue-tie is missing but market support will make her of interest.
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5

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Taunton

Ho Que Oui

11st 10lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Alexandra Dunn

Won in France (2m3f, soft) in September but she was beaten a long way out at Wincanton on her British debut (25-1) and needs to have come on a bundle in the two weeks since.

28/1

8

26th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:50 Wincanton

Ho Que Oui

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Alexandra Dunn

Won over hurdles in France in September (2m3f, soft) and seemed to run well when second in 16-runner claimer there last month (2m1f, heavy); not an easy mare to weigh up on today's British debut and her usual tongue-tie is missing but market support will make her of interest.

33/1

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Straight Forecast £206.50
Tricast £2265.60
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Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Shirocco's Dream

Telegraph:

Electric Annie

TOPSPEED:

Hotter Than Hell

RP Ratings:

Misty Bloom

SPOTLIGHT:

Sacre Coeur

Daily Mirror:

Electric Annie

The Star:

Electric Annie

The Times:

Shirocco's Dream

The Guardian:

Shirocco's Dream

Daily Express:

Shirocco's Dream

The Sun:

Shirocco's Dream

Daily Record:

Shirocco's Dream

Daily Mail:

Hotter Than Hell

POSTDATA:

Misty Bloom