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16:50 Ayr

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Virgin Bet Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 4m 7s
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Virgin Bet Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 3

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Failed to complete in two Irish points but unlucky (fell at the last when in front) on the second occasion; made late headway behind a front-running winner when third on rules debut at Ludlow (2m, good to soft; 7-2) in December; her trainer Archie Watson is 2-8 (25%) in bumpers this season.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:45 Ffos Las

Nifty Getaway

11st 7lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Archie Watson

led, faced challenge when overjumped 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, headed approaching last, not fluent last, ridden and weakened run-in

5/1

2nd

1

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:43 Market Rasen

Nifty Getaway

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Archie Watson

chased clear leader, pushed along and headway before 2 out, ridden before last, every chance run-in, no extra final 110yds

5/1

1st

6

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:20 Newton Abbot

Nifty Getaway

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Archie Watson

pressed leader, led 2nd, ridden after 2 out, headed last, led again run-in, kept on well

2/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 231 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed at Ffos Las on her first two starts before gamely fending off her rivals from the front at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy; 100-30) on New Years Eve; carries a 4lb penalty for that success but clearly handles these conditions; the sole runner on today's card for Gloucestershire trainer Kim Bailey.

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6th

15

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

12:03 Uttoxeter

Time For Hollie

10st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Beaten favourite in maiden hurdle at Lingfield (2m3f) on reappearance but may improve with the outing under her belt and now upped in trip; won the bumper on this card 12 months ago; interesting back here.

10/1

3rd

6

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Time For Hollie

11st 2lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Ran well in all four bumpers (2m, soft/heavy), winning on the third occasion at Uttoxeter last December; has been found a modest race for her hurdle debut and is bred to be suited by this longer trip; strong claims.

11/8

20/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 5

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

£17,000 3yo, by Midnight Legend and out of a bumper winner for this yard; couldn't ever get competitive on Carlisle debut (fifth of 12, beaten 21l; 12-1) but feasibly could make progress with that experience banked; stablemate of Tika Too.

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4

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Its A Midnight

11st 6lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent

12/1

8th

7

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

13:00 Kelso

Its A Midnight

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Handicap newcomer who has been well beaten the last twice; however, she's had wind surgery since (also wears a first-time tongue-tie) and that may help her tap back into the promise shown in the first half of last year (including on heavy ground); could have a part to play.

7/1

5th

3

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:00 Newcastle

Its A Midnight

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Placed in an Ayr bumper (heavy) in February, on her second start; followed that up with a promising hurdles debut (2m, good to soft) in May; looked in need of the run when well beaten in a Hexham novices' contest last month; open to improvement now stepping up in trip.

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third foal from a Punchestown bumper winner (My Cool Lady) and a half-sister to the 2m hurdle scorer Butte Montana; interesting to assess how she compares in the market with stablemate El Poppochapo; trainer Stuart Crawford is a handy 5-15 (33%) in British bumpers this season.

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4th

7

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Wexford

One Cool Lady

10st 13lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway and prominent before 4 out, pushed along and outpaced before 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, not reach leaders

5/1

5th

10

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:32 Limerick

One Cool Lady

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Best of two bumper starts for Stuart Crawford when runner-up at Down Royal in March; fair fourth in a mares' bumper at Thurles last month on stable debut; should improve form her hurdling debut at Clonmel; stable in fine form.

3/1

4th

13

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

12:50 Clonmel

One Cool Lady

10st 13lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders

4/1

Form: 5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

28,000euros foal; sister to the bumper winner Autonomous Cloud (peak RPR 111); easy to back but wasn't entirely disgraced when finishing fifth of ten on Tapeta at Newcastle (2m; 22-1) four weeks ago; makes the switch to turf for her second career start.

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13

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:25 Perth

Syltezar

10st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Ordinary efforts so far, including in handicaps over this trip on last two starts; improvement needed.

20/1

4th

3

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle

Syltezar

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ewan Whillans

Has displayed glimpses of ability (on various ground) but she was pulled up at 28-1 on her handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, good) three weeks ago and has to leave that form miles behind.

14/1

8

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:35 Ayr

Syltezar

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ewan Whillans

Not solid judged on her form in novice hurdles, modest fourth of six at Kelso (2m) most recently; needs to improve for the switch to handicap level.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

£22,000 2yo; third foal from the bumper/2m5f hurdle winner Fabrika, and that mare herself is a sister to the very talented Chilli Filli; market helpful with yard also running Its A Midnight.

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6th

10

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Ayr

Tika Too

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

£22,000 2yo; third foal from the bumper/2m5f hurdle winner Fabrika, and that mare herself is a sister to the very talented Chilli Filli; market helpful with yard also running Its A Midnight.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third living foal from the winning pointer French Fashion; half-sister to stablemate and 2m4f/2m7f hurdle winner King Of Fashion; receives plenty of weight from her rivals (WFA allowance coupled with 5lb claim of Thomas Willmott); hooded.

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5th

7

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Celestial Fashion

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Ian Duncan

Dug deep to win her first race last time at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) and the horse she beat went into that race in good form; 6lb higher here with her out of the weights but hard to dismiss.

5/2

5

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:35 Newcastle

Celestial Fashion

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Ian Duncan

Now 0-15 but she's consistent enough and hasn't been far away the last twice in 2m1f soft-ground handicaps at Sedgefield; should be able to nick one of these sooner or later.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sixth foal from a French Flat (1m3f) and hurdles (2m1f-2m3f) winner; her trainer Nick Alexander is 3-20 (15%) in bumpers at this track over the past five seasons; market can offer an informative guide.

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0

7

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:25 Musselburgh

Melchoir

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Nine-race maiden who has not progressed and was pulled up at Kelso (2m5f, soft) last month on her first run after wind surgery; others are more convincing.

16/1

0

9

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Melchoir

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Yet to win but not fully exposed and has shown ability; last seen when brought down in May and has since had a wind op, but she needs to improve if she's to land this.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

800euros yearling; second foal from an unraced sister to the smart staying chaser Perfect Candidate; stablemate of fellow debutante One Cool Lady; notable that the champion jockey elect Brian Hughes takes the mount.

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4

11th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

El Poppochapo

10st 13lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: S R B Crawford

Off the mark over hurdles at the fourth attempt when winning a 2m4f novice here (heavy) in January; faded before stamina became an issue in the race won by On We Go over 3m here last time; questions to answer after that display.

9/1

3

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:20 Ayr

El Poppochapo

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Displayed improvement to win over C&D (heavy; first-time cheekpieces) in January, her third start over hurdles, but takes on stronger opposition today and has since been well beaten in a 3m handicap here.

10/1

7th

2

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:25 Ayr

El Poppochapo

11st 12lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Stayed on strongly in first-time cheekpieces when off the mark over hurdles here (2m4f mares' novice, heavy) last month; up in trip for the switch to handicap company in the hands of a capable 7lb claimer; one for the shortlist.

7/2

10/1

Form: 3

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

2,500euros yearling; first foal from an unraced sister to the bumper/2m hurdle winner Gunnery Sergeant; finished two places (and a couple of lengths) in front of Its A Midnight when a distant third on Carlisle debut (2m1f, soft; 22-1) in December.

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7th

8

28th Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:48 Catterick

Shes A Steal

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Good third in a Carlisle bumper on debut in December 2021 (trained by Tim Reed) but has fared less well since, including on two runs over hurdles since joining this yard; plenty to prove.

66/1

10th

12

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

12:42 Newcastle

Shes A Steal

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

took keen hold, held up in rear

33/1

7th

7

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:25 Sedgefield

Shes A Steal

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Mixed results in bumpers last season for Tim Reed, peak effort when third at Carlisle on debut; bred to do well over jumps; heed the market signals on return to action and first run for Rose Dobbin.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal from the 2m hurdle winner Ellistrin Belle (RPR 91) who is a half-sister to the smart 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Shades Of Midnight; her trainer Donald Whillans saddled Jimmy's Jet to score in a bumper here (debut) in October.

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7

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

13:43 Newcastle

Ellistrin Star

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Down the field in two bumpers and two novice hurdles.

50/1

7th

4

6th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:45 Carlisle

Ellistrin Star

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Soundly beaten in two bumpers and a 2m6f novice hurdle, all in Scotland; poor chance on form.

100/1

6th

7

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:13 Kelso

Ellistrin Star

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Well down the field in two bumpers last season (good/heavy); can only be watched on today's hurdling debut.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

800gns foal; fourth foal from a Listed-placed 1m2f AW winner (RPR 96); half-sister to a winning Czech juvenile (7f); stamina looks questionable; trainer Katie Scott is 1-38 (3%) in bumpers.

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7th

7

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

16:15 Perth

Just Dottie

10st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: R Mike Smith

held up in rear, some headway 3 out, weakened 2 out

8/1

8th

5

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

21:00 Perth

Just Dottie

11st 8lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: R Mike Smith

Off the mark over hurdles at sixth attempt, coming from off the pace for clearcut C&D win in May, and both subsequent runs were perfectly respectable; seems quite versatile ground-wise and is likely to make her presence felt again.

3/1

3rd

3

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:10 Market Rasen

Just Dottie

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

Off the mark over hurdles at sixth attempt, coming from off the pace for clearcut win at Perth (2m, good) last month; respectable fifth in competitive race there 12 days ago and remains one to be interested in.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £292.00
Straight Forecast £219.90
Trifecta £2526.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Time For Hollie

Daily Express:

El Poppochapo

Daily Mail:

Nifty Getaway

The Times:

One Cool Lady

Daily Record:

El Poppochapo

The Star:

Nifty Getaway

RP Ratings:

Time For Hollie

POSTDATA:

Time For Hollie

Telegraph:

Time For Hollie

The Guardian:

Time For Hollie

Daily Mirror:

Time For Hollie

The Sun:

Time For Hollie