February 27 / 13.40 Hereford

13.40 Hereford

Good To Soft

Cazoo Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5827.22
  • 2m 0f 53y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 4m 0s
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Cazoo Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: F2-204

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Four Flat wins at up to 1m6f; useful hurdle form when close behind an improver over C&D (good) before the stiff finish found her out at Cheltenham; unsuited by 2m3f on soft at Wetherby in December; conditions here also a worry but has had wind surgery since and the competition isn't too daunting.
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1st

13

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:40 Hereford

Sashenka

11st 6lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Michael Scudamore

Four Flat wins at up to 1m6f; useful hurdle form when close behind an improver over C&D (good) before the stiff finish found her out at Cheltenham; unsuited by 2m3f on soft at Wetherby in December; conditions here also a worry but has had wind surgery since and the competition isn't too daunting.

2/1

4th

6

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

12:27 Wetherby

Sashenka

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Michael Scudamore

0-6 over hurdles but clear with highly progressive winner when going close in Hereford handicap (2m, good) last month; fair effort in competitive Cheltenham handicap since (2m, good) and she stays well on the Flat, so this step up in trip could suit; versatile ground-wise and has leading form claims.

7/4

7

18th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 1

12:55 Haydock

Sashenka

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Michael Scudamore

0-6 over hurdles but clear with a highly progressive winner when going close in a Hereford handicap (2m, good) last month; fair effort in competitive Cheltenham handicap since (2m, good) and she stays well on the Flat, so this step up in trip could suit; versatile ground-wise; respected.

7/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 3-1246 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Has form over 2m5f (non-stayer over 3m last month) but she ran creditably over 2m on her hurdle debut in an ordinary event at Worcester in October (soft); needs extra to win but perhaps fitting a hood will help.
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3rd

5

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:00 Hereford

Malaita

10st 12lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Failed to stay 3m on soft ground at Ludlow but was second to the right horse over 2m here (good to soft) when fitted in a hood; stays this far okay and she's getting lots of weight off Grange Road.

Evs

2nd

8

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:40 Hereford

Malaita

11st 6lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Has form over 2m5f (non-stayer over 3m last month) but she ran creditably over 2m on her hurdle debut in an ordinary event at Worcester in October (soft); needs extra to win but perhaps fitting a hood will help.

7/2

4

22nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:35 Market Rasen

Malaita

11st 2lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Mel Rowley

Made all to win a Ludlow bumper last May (2m, good to soft); clear promise in her first two hurdle starts but she took a backward step switched to handicap company 33 days ago; 3m on soft might have been too much of a test for her on that occasion and she retains potential back in trip; hood added for the first time.

14/1

  • Place: £10.70

Form: 7

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam bred four winners, two of them useful; easy to back for her recent British debut in a Ffos Las bumper but had shown up well in an Irish point in November and is likely to come good at some stage.
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5th

8

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:40 Exeter

Sadie Hill

11st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Runner-up in an Irish point and has run respectably in two starts over hurdles, the latest when beaten 13l at Kempton last month (led); possible place prospects if showing a little more improvement.

10/1

5th

5

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Kempton

Sadie Hill

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Point runner-up (3m, good to yielding) who was a reasonable third on last month's hurdle debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft); was no match for the first two and improvement is necessary today, but that's possible.

11/1

3rd

12

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:40 Hereford

Sadie Hill

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Dam bred four winners, two of them useful; easy to back for her recent British debut in a Ffos Las bumper but had shown up well in an Irish point in November and is likely to come good at some stage.

14/1

Form: 1 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Very encouraging to see her win her bumper debut here (good; 8-1) considering trainer doesn't run many in those races; from a famous jumping family and she looks sure to make her mark over hurdles.
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10th

3

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:40 Exeter

Hellfire Princess

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Kerry Lee

Bumper winner on her debut at Hereford in January; jumping lacked slickness when sent hurdling at the same track but still ran with some credit; will probably need further in time but should be involved.

7/1

4th

5

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:40 Hereford

Hellfire Princess

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Kerry Lee

Very encouraging to see her win her bumper debut here (good; 8-1) considering trainer doesn't run many in those races; from a famous jumping family and she looks sure to make her mark over hurdles.

5/2

1st

3

31st Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Hellfire Princess

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Kerry Lee

£27,000 3yo; third foal; half-sister to useful jumpers Kings Ryde and Legends Ryde, while the dam was also useful; should have a future but the stable is 1-20 in bumpers recent seasons.

11/2

Form: 217585 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Minor bumper winner on good to firm in the autumn; struck into on hurdle debut at Wincanton (soft) but fared better when close up at Ffos Las this month (2m, good to soft); needs more and handicaps on good ground may be more her level.
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5th

4

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:40 Hereford

Fire Lake

11st 6lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Minor bumper winner on good to firm in the autumn; struck into on hurdle debut at Wincanton (soft) but fared better when close up at Ffos Las this month (2m, good to soft); needs more and handicaps on good ground may be more her level.

8/1

5th

5

1st Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:20 Ffos Las

Fire Lake

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Won fast-ground Taunton bumper in October and subsequently held her own in two good-ground Listed bumpers; only midfield on hurdling debut in December but stumbled badly after a mid-race jumping error that day; can do much better here.

13/2

8th

5

26th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:18 Wincanton

Fire Lake

10st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Has raced only on good/firmer; not disgraced in Listed bumpers at Cheltenham (finished seventh) and Huntingdon (fifth) the last twice, following her Taunton success; enters calculations switched to hurdling.

7/1

Form: 6-06

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown minor promise in a bumper and when sixth on hurdle debut at Bangor last month (soft) but needs plenty more to have a say here.
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4th

2

28th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:45 Ludlow

Bonnie Bresil

10st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

Showed only minor promise on first two hurdling starts and has a lot to find with the principals here; will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps and moved up in trip.

25/1

6th

1

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:40 Hereford

Bonnie Bresil

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

Has shown minor promise in a bumper and when sixth on hurdle debut at Bangor last month (soft) but needs plenty more to have a say here.

14/1

6th

2

13th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Bonnie Bresil

11st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

Displayed minor promise when midfield in good-ground Southwell bumper last April but finished well down the field on soft ground at Ffos Las in November; significant improvement needed on this hurdling debut.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7964

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed a bit more in the second of two hurdle starts, when fourth under Eddie Edge at Uttoxeter 15 days ago (2m, soft) but seems more likely to flourish in handicaps than at this level.
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11th

3

8th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

14:40 Ludlow

Call Blue

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Started off okay over hurdles, but seems to be going backwards and she offered nothing on her handicap debut a month ago (3m1f, good); that was a big step up in trip from 2m and unsure as to what her best distance will be.

14/1

6th

4

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Call Blue

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Began hurdling career with two reasonably encouraging runs over 2m in Febrruary and was found to have bled from the nose when taking a backward step last time; hiked up in trip for today's handicap debut and open to significant improvement.

3

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Call Blue

11st 10lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Second hurdle start was better than the other two; bled from the nose on latest; all starts have been over 2m, so this 3m1f for handicap debut involves a healthy dose of guesswork but her best run did point firmly to going beyond 2m.

7/1

50/1

Form: 57

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Early promise when not beaten too far on bumper debut at Ffos Las but was beaten a long way out in a 2m5f maiden hurdle here last month (bred to stay that far); needs a giant step forward here.
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4th

4

22nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:20 Fakenham

On Time

10st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Didn't hang about over hurdles (one handicap) but no more than a glimmer of promise and she tried 2m, 2m5f and 3m, so her best trip remains a mystery; makes chase debut with new headgear tried.

13/2

5th

7

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

On Time

10st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

7th

7

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:30 Chepstow

On Time

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Bit of promise on sole bumper start; beaten a long way in two maiden hurdles at Hereford since; others preferred.

40/1

Form: 0F088

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Not yet shown much in five hurdle starts at about this trip and handicaps look the next step.
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13th

1

(7)

19th May 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Ironside

9st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Carroll Gray

17-race maiden who struggled at massive prices over hurdles during the winter and was the same story when returned to the Flat at Chepstow (2m, good to firm) last month; no appeal.

33/1

7th

3

(4)

28th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:20 Chepstow

Lady Ironside

9st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Carroll Gray

Form: 5-7

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest efforts so far in points, a bumper and on hurdle debut (hood fitted for the latter, retained); is one to watch for now.
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2

24th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

15:41 Bangor-on-Dee

Optical Girl

11st 6lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Sophie Leech

Signs more encouraging when a front-running fourth at Chepstow (2m maiden) but never backed it up at Exeter; not the obvious answer now sent into handicaps.

14/1

8th

5

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:40 Exeter

Optical Girl

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Sophie Leech

Yet to be placed but best effort to date when fourth at Chepstow three weeks ago, having set the pace; deal more needed to win this.

25/1

4th

8

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:30 Chepstow

Optical Girl

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Sophie Leech

0-3 in points and 0-3 under rules, with largely unconvincing form; opposed.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Minor Flat form for Mick Appleby, including off modest marks in handicaps in the autumn of 2020; off since but she may just have needed time as two siblings were winning jumpers; likely to need the run now hurdling.
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12

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

18:55 Newton Abbot

Encashment

10st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Has yet to win a race (0-14) but she's not been far away in any of her handicaps and perhaps this new headgear combination can give her a lift (cheekpieces worked on the Flat when combined with a hood).

14/1

3rd

7

2nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:37 Uttoxeter

Encashment

10st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

led, ridden when faced challenge after 3 out, hit 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on but no extra run-in, lost second inside final 110yds

5/2

3rd

12

6th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:15 Market Rasen

Encashment

10st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Ben Pauling

Struggled on first three hurdle starts but fared considerably better when third of 14 off her lowly opening handicap mark at Southwell (2m, good; five flights omitted) last month; enters calculations.

6/1

100/1

Form: 73

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Big prices and has finished remote in a Warwick bumper and a Leicester novice hurdle; early days yet.
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13

20th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:15 Ludlow

Minnie Mia

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

8th

6

7th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

13:45 Wetherby

Minnie Mia

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

Well beaten at big odds on her first three starts; hard to fancy.

100/1

12th

9

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:40 Hereford

Minnie Mia

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

Big prices and has finished remote in a Warwick bumper and a Leicester novice hurdle; early days yet.

100/1

Form: 63

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Has shown ability in two bumpers but has some stout stayers close up in her pedigree and longer trips are likely to suit over hurdles.
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3

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:55 Plumpton

Isle Of Rona

10st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Clear promise in her two bumper runs but she ran poorly switched to hurdles at Hereford (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; new trip should suit but something to prove for now.

8/1

13th

6

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:40 Hereford

Isle Of Rona

11st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

Has shown ability in two bumpers but has some stout stayers close up in her pedigree and longer trips are likely to suit over hurdles.

20/1

3rd

3

17th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:55 Fakenham

Isle Of Rona

11st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

£25,000 3yo; makes some appeal on pedigree and her 12l sixth of 16, always mid-division, on debut under Caoilin Quinn at Ffos Las (2m, soft; 18-1) two months ago is one of the best pieces of form in this line-up.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £74.00
Straight Forecast £64.20
Trifecta £1564.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hellfire Princess

Daily Mail:

Malaita

RP Ratings:

Sashenka

POSTDATA:

Fire Lake

WEST COUNTRY:

Encashment

Telegraph:

Hellfire Princess

The Star:

Hellfire Princess

Daily Record:

Hellfire Princess

The Sun:

Fire Lake

Daily Express:

Malaita

Daily Mirror:

Malaita

TOPSPEED:

Sashenka

The Times:

Sashenka