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13:20 Ayr

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Virgin Bet Conditional Jockeys’ Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3430.98
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 5m 25s
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Virgin Bet Conditional Jockeys’ Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: -55P6U D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Three hurdle wins at about 2m4f on heavy/soft; good chance on Wetherby run in November but modest since, including over fences on last two starts (unseated latest in first-time cheekpieces, discarded); possibilities.

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10th

1

15th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

16:50 Wetherby

Desaray Girl

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Showed clear signs of a return to form at Catterick (2m3f, good) last time, sticking on for second; remains 5lb below last winning mark; one for the shortlist.

13/2

2nd

2

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:10 Catterick

Desaray Girl

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Landed a hat-trick early last year and she's well handicapped on that form; she's one to watch in the betting but has to perform considerably better than on her final three starts towards the end of last year.

25/1

7th

11

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Desaray Girl

11st 2lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Landed the second hat-trick of her career early in the year, one she completed off a 2lb higher mark; two poor efforts back from a summer break leave her hard to back today though.

33/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 0-P465

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has form on soft and didn't seem to fail through want of stamina when a close fifth over 3m at Wetherby (good to soft) 19 days ago; has to cope with a sharper test here but should be on the premises.

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4

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle

Your Place

10st 11lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

9th

16

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Your Place

10st 8lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

0-17 over hurdles; threatened off higher marks on a few occasions last year but was safely held in fourth after making the running here (2m4f, good to soft) last month and patience in her has worn thin.

12/1

4th

9

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:45 Ayr

Your Place

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Maiden who was running well this time last year, including over C&D, but mixed these days and disappointed here in January after a better effort at Kelso previously; has had wind surgery since, which offers hope.

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: -73394

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Winless at up to 2m3f in France but had fair form at 2m1f over fences; has not played a significant part in two hurdle runs for this yard but soft ground suits and she is already 7lb lower than the first of them.

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0

10

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Gine Sacre

11st 6lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Pauline Robson

Showed promise over fences when trained in France; well beaten in her first two starts for this trainer but stepped up on that when third at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) on her most recent start almost two years ago; drops 7lb but has wellbeing to prove after such a layoff.

25/1

3rd

4

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:20 Ayr

Gine Sacre

11st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Pauline Robson

Winless at up to 2m3f in France but had fair form at 2m1f over fences; has not played a significant part in two hurdle runs for this yard but soft ground suits and she is already 7lb lower than the first of them.

12/1

4th

3

14th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:20 Sedgefield

Gine Sacre

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Pauline Robson

0-9 over hurdles/fences when trained in France and well beaten in 2m1f Carlisle handicap hurdle on yard debut in November; dropped 4lb for that but would need to see market support to consider.

14/1

Form: 6/5-6

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won Irish point in May 2019; seen only three times since and was returning from 17 months off when not without promise behind easy winner at Kelso after Christmas; her intermittent appearances are a worry but she ought to have a say now handicapping off lowly mark.

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4th

4

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 5

18:15 Kelso

Racks Cross

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

held up in behind leaders, headway and disputing second last (usual 3 out), ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

4/1

4th

6

30th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

16:10 Perth

Racks Cross

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

jumped left on occasions, prominent, pressed leader after 4th, not fluent but led 4 out, pushed along and headed home turn, ridden before 2 out, weakened approaching last, lost third run-in

5/2

5th

10

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

14:10 Cartmel

Racks Cross

10st 8lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Made a promising handicap debut when keeping-on fourth at Ayr in February (2m4f, heavy) and following effort was too bad to be true; won her point on good ground and she's of some interest.

10/1

Form: 44-9P4

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Mostly well held in handicaps but has dropped a long way in the weights since last March and she wasn't too far away in a stronger race at Newcastle recently (2m6f, good; acts well on soft); should be a player.

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11th

10

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:35 Musselburgh

Bonny Houxty

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

0-12 over hurdles and 0-17 overall; signed off with two very respectable efforts in the spring (2m7f/3m2f) and is versatile regarding ground but needs to find something extra to get a win on the board.

12/1

4th

8

29th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:57 Kelso

Bonny Houxty

10st 6lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald Whillans

9/1

5th

11

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:15 Hexham

Bonny Houxty

10st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald Whillans

Posted two very respectable efforts in February (2m6f, good/2m4f, heavy) but dropped out rather tamely at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) three weeks ago and is now 0-10 over hurdles; others have more pressing claims.

16/1

Form: 4-6PP5

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner; also successful over fences but went off the idea in two chase starts during December; has since run well back hurdling at Kelso (2m, good to soft; stays 2m4f) and has a modest mark to exploit.

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6th

12

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:20 Ayr

Southeast Rose

10st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Martin Todhunter

Hurdle winner; also successful over fences but went off the idea in two chase starts during December; has since run well back hurdling at Kelso (2m, good to soft; stays 2m4f) and has a modest mark to exploit.

11/2

5th

10

16th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Southeast Rose

10st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Martin Todhunter

Made satisfactory seasonal debut in Hexham chase in November but pulled up on both subsequent runs over fences; on a tempting mark back over hurdles but needs to turn things around.

12/1

11

28th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

12:10 Catterick

Southeast Rose

10st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Martin Todhunter

Made satisfactory seasonal debut at Hexham (1m7f, good to soft) in November and is now 5lb lower than when winning over that C&D (soft) last season, but ought to have been suited by the heavy ground when pulled up there three weeks ago and needs to bounce back today.

16/1

Form: 3P11-P

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on soft before winning final two starts of last campaign, at about 3m on good to soft/good; pulled up some way out on return in December and still a question as to whether she handles soft.

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7th

8

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Whoa Black Betty

10st 12lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Jackie Stephen

Ended last season with successive wins in staying handicap hurdles; pulled up on seasonal reappearance but showed a little more over 2m4f (heavy) here last month; this greater stamina test is in her favour so no great surprise to see her take another step forward.

8/1

7th

3

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:20 Ayr

Whoa Black Betty

11st 10lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Jackie Stephen

Pulled up on soft before winning final two starts of last campaign, at about 3m on good to soft/good; pulled up some way out on return in December and still a question as to whether she handles soft.

14/1

2

9th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

13:10 Newcastle

Whoa Black Betty

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Jackie Stephen

Built upon her previous Musselburgh win when easily justifying favouritism here (2m7f, good) in March; returns from a summer break off a 7lb higher mark, but should possess the speed to cope with the demands of this shorter trip; contender.

5/1

Form: 7809P

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Very modest form in bumpers and novice/maiden hurdles; massive improvement needed on handicap debut from 20lb out of the weights.

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11th

18

2nd Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

Nordic Express

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Ian Duncan

Well beaten off lowly marks in two handicaps in November and is again a long way out of the weights today; wore blinkers last time; visor now tried.

100/1

9th

12

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:20 Kelso

Nordic Express

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

Little sign of ability and hard to fancy from so far out of the weights; blinkers now fitted.

66/1

8th

10

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

15:25 Ayr

Nordic Express

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

Moderate maiden; hard to fancy from 23lb out of the handicap.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 473/03

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced; showed promise on handicap debut two years ago but wasn't seen again until November when needing the run; fared much better when third over 2m5f here (heavy) last month and has less to prove than most.

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1st

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Atlantic Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

10lb higher than for last year's win in this race but went in again over C&D in December when much too good for a subsequent winner; latest Ayr third also respectable and returning here has to be a bonus.

9/2

3rd

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Atlantic Dancer

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Won a novice handicap over C&D in 2022 (soft); has since won three more races over hurdles, the last two mares' handicaps over 2m2f at Kelso; went up 8lb for latest win (December); others look better treated.

8/1

3rd

3

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

16:10 Newcastle

Atlantic Dancer

11st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has won three of her last five and powered clear to beat Ip Up by 10l at Kelso (2m2f, heavy; fine on good to soft and good) last time out; an 8lb rise seems justified.

7/4

Form: PP-846 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Hurdle/chase winner earlier in career; two fair runs since back from layoff for new yard but dropped out quickly after making the running at Kelso in December and now has hood fitted; has a shade to prove.

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5

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:20 Ayr

Sophie Olivia

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Tristan Davidson

Hurdle/chase winner earlier in career; two fair runs since back from layoff for new yard but dropped out quickly after making the running at Kelso in December and now has hood fitted; has a shade to prove.

11/2

6th

11

29th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

14:27 Kelso

Sophie Olivia

10st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Fair winning hurdler/chaser at her best who has shown some promise after a wind op/11-month absence on both starts for her new yard, fading fourth in 2m4f Newcastle handicap 11 days ago; she's slipped a further 2lb in the weights, so is a player with this shorter trip a plus too.

12/1

4th

7

18th Dec 2021

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Sophie Olivia

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Pulled up both starts over fences in a truncated 2020-21 campaign for Martin Todhunter, but she showed up brightly for a long way on last month's seasonal/stable debut at Hexham (2m) and she ought to be suited by today's step back up in trip; well treated on her best form and no surprise if she gets involved.

7/1

Form: /33P-P

Last run: 72 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Mostly big prices and well held or pulled up in maiden/novice hurdles but has shown a hint of ability and is bred to do better; worth a market check now handicapping at a realistic level.

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9

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Etoile DEcosse

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

6

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:20 Ayr

Etoile DEcosse

10st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: N W Alexander

Mostly big prices and well held or pulled up in maiden/novice hurdles but has shown a hint of ability and is bred to do better; worth a market check now handicapping at a realistic level.

16/1

6

5th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:10 Kelso

Etoile DEcosse

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

There was a hint of ability on hurdles debut but two backward steps since; had wind surgery in October.

100/1

Form: -P4PPP

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in four of her last five starts and all to prove with first-time blinkers replacing tongue-tie/cheekpieces.

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10

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:20 Ayr

Deauville Society

10st 9lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Victor Thompson

Pulled up in four of her last five starts and all to prove with first-time blinkers replacing tongue-tie/cheekpieces.

66/1

7

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Deauville Society

10st 9lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Victor Thompson

Sole win came in Flat claimer in Ireland; unconvincing form for current stable and she's now 0-23 over hurdles; others preferred.

50/1

7

30th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:30 Sedgefield

Deauville Society

10st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Sole win came in Flat claimer when trained in Ireland; unconvincing form for current yard and she's now 0-22 over hurdles; others preferred.

33/1

Form: /6-0PP

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Won 3m1f handicap in January 2020 but has shown nothing of note since later that month; well beaten in one start in blinkers, first-time cheekpieces here.

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9th

10

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Thats My Dubai

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Kevin Hunter

midfield, lost position and pushed along 6th, dropped to last from 2 out, tailed off

40/1

14th

16

13th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:50 Uttoxeter

Thats My Dubai

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Kevin Hunter

raced wide, midfield, lost position home turn, weakened quickly from 2 out, tailed off

50/1

8th

14

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

Thats My Dubai

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Kevin Hunter

held up in rear, midfield 6th, disputing third after 2 out, soon ridden, weakened last

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £460.00
Straight Forecast £430.90
Tricast £5546.50
Trifecta £7596.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Your Place

POSTDATA:

Atlantic Dancer

SPOTLIGHT:

Southeast Rose

Daily Express:

Whoa Black Betty

The Guardian:

Bonny Houxty

The Times:

Your Place

Daily Mail:

Your Place

Daily Mirror:

Your Place

Telegraph:

Atlantic Dancer

The Sun:

Atlantic Dancer

Daily Record:

Atlantic Dancer

The Star:

Southeast Rose