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West Berkshire Mencap Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2178.4
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 4m 6s
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West Berkshire Mencap Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten 12l in an Irish point (3m, yielding to soft) but was sent off favourite and the winner has since won a bumper; makes rules debut with her yard going well and is one to consider.

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6th

4

18th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Presenting A Queen

11st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, towards rear but in touch with leaders

6/1

3rd

1

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:05 Huntingdon

Presenting A Queen

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Bumper/hurdle winner; has form figures of 322 since switched to chasing, most recently clear second at Hereford (3m1f, good; off 5lb lower) where she tired/hung late on having looked the likely winner turning for home; solid chance back down in trip.

5/1

2nd

4

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 2

13:00 Hereford

Presenting A Queen

11st 6lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Last of three finishers on seasonal/chase debut at Wincanton but was conceding a lot of weight to Heva Rose when chasing that easy winner home at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft); won't mind this longer trip and, for one who can race lazily, first-time cheekpieces are interesting.

12/1

9/4

  • Place: £2.00

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sister to bumper winner Tell It To Me and closely related to bumper winner Sure Touch; dam also a successful jumper and half-sister to Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Long Run; there's lots to like on paper and her stable is seeking a hat-trick in this race.

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3

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Touchy Feely

11st 13lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced since winning two novice hurdles in late 2022 (2m3f/2m5f) and absent since pulled up on seasonal/chase debut in November (struck into); not an easy mare to weigh up at present but could still have significant potential; goes beyond 2m6f for first time here.

6/1

0

4

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:15 Kempton

Touchy Feely

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Launched hurdling career with two wins (2m3f/2m5f) towards the end of last year; last of five in Grade 2 in February and safely held on handicap debut in May, but still looks an interesting prospect for chasing.

13/2

4th

1

9th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

15:35 Ffos Las

Touchy Feely

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Promising start to hurdles career with wins at Doncaster (2m3f, good) and Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft); last of five in Sandown Grade 2 when bidding for hat-trick (had wind surgery since) but may well have more to offer back down in class; remains of interest.

13/8

6/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 3

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £85,000 after winning a maiden Irish point on yielding to soft; highly tried at Listed level on her rules debut at Cheltenham (good) and ran a race full of promise in finishing third, having been held up in last place; should be a factor.

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4th

4

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Notnowlinda

11st 3lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Third attempt over fences was disappointing, so she reverted to hurdles at Hereford (2m) last month and it did the trick as she rallied to get up on the run-in under 7lb claimer Heidi Palin; just 1lb higher and has some form over 2m4f, but this is a competitive race.

10/1

1st

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:35 Hereford

Notnowlinda

11st 8lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Began chasing career with two good runs in the autumn (2m4f/2m2f); off disappointing effort in November (jumped poorly) and now reverts to hurdling but her current mark is workable and drying ground will aid her cause.

100/30

Form: 332

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten between 6l and 17l in her top-three finishes at Ludlow, Warwick and Carlisle (soft latterly); this is probably no easier but there are races in her and she brings each-way potential once more.

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1st

8

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

All The Glory

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Burdened with a double penalty when behind Smiling Getaway and Lilting Verse last time at Ludlow on soft ground that probably wasn't ideal; had previously finished a clear second behind the well-touted Shanagh Bob at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) and, armed with plenty of experience, she could go well at a price.

33/1

5th

1

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

All The Glory

11st 12lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Looks exposed after ten hurdling starts but won twice at around 2m in early part of this season and gave very good account when clear second to recent Grade 2 winner Shanagh Bob at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) last month; likely to make her presence felt here.

6/1

Form: 25 BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Encouraging second of 16 on soft ground at Ffos Las and was perhaps found out by the heavy conditions when a disappointing 11-8 favourite at Uttoxeter; major claims on that debut effort.

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2nd

2

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:45 Taunton

Fancy Your Chances

12st 0lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Made the frame on first two hurdling starts (2m3f/2m6f; both on good ground in October) but safely held in first two handicaps, latterly when seventh of nine over C&D (good) this month; needs a boost from the first-time blinkers today.

9/1

7th

3

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

15:25 Taunton

Fancy Your Chances

11st 11lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

midfield, barged by rival after 4 out, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

5/1

4th

6

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

13:00 Exeter

Fancy Your Chances

11st 2lb

J: Jack Martin

T: Philip Hobbs

in touch with leaders on inner

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Value rose from 25,000euros as a yearling to 100,000euros as a 3yo; half-sister to winning jumpers Fahawro, Attawo and Sawago; top yard only 2-31 in bumpers this season but she's of interest nonetheless.

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0

7

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Jasmiwa

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has won two soft-ground handicaps at about 3m but found heavy too taxing when a disappointing favourite at Ffos Las last time; wasn't at her very best first time back either but there are further races in her off this mark.

8/1

14

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 121y

Class 2

15:40 Kempton

Jasmiwa

10st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

£10,000 yearling; 8th foal; closely related to bumper/2m4f hurdle winner Sam Noir; dam 1m2f/1m3f winner and won between 2m and 2m7f over hurdles; respected newcomer from a yard that has success in these races.

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3rd

12

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

For Gina

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

raced in second and pressed leader, disputed lead 8th, led 3 out, saddle slipped and jockey unbalanced before 2 out, headed last, lost second towards finish

10/1

2nd

4

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

For Gina

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

Triple staying hurdle winner; produced a career-best when winning decisively at Fakenham (2m7f, soft) on her penultimate start; ran no sort of race in a Doncaster Listed event (3m, soft) latest; should be thereabouts if bouncing back.

5/1

5

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

15:10 Doncaster

For Gina

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Has a progressive record in Class 5 handicaps, most recently winning at Fakenham (2m7f, soft); however, faces a much tougher assignment upped sharply in grade.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal of a winning pointer/hurdler who is closely related to useful jumper Solstice Star; trainer-owned filly and probably up against it.

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0

9

22nd Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Just Sophie

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Noel Williams

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost ground after 2nd, soon towards rear, struggling from 10th, pulled up before 4 out

9/1

4th

4

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Just Sophie

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Noel Williams

Won a Huntingdon novice (2m3f, good) in March on her third start; she's been a well-beaten third in both handicaps (2m6f/2m7f, soft/heavy) but may tap back into her earlier promise when returning to better ground.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran well for a 150-1 chance as she was only beaten about 12l at Huntingdon (soft) but others still boast stronger credentials.

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9th

3

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 5

17:05 Newbury

Menejewels

10st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Louise Allan

Ran well for a 150-1 chance as she was only beaten about 12l at Huntingdon (soft) but others still boast stronger credentials.

25/1

6th

5

10th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:45 Huntingdon

Menejewels

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Louise Allan

Closely related to point/2m and 2m5f chase winner Sir Sholokhov, half-sister to point winner On The Short List; dam placed in bumper/2m3f hurdle; yard not associated with bumper winners.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

£3,000 yearling; 8th foal; closely related to 7f/9.4f AW winner Affileo (RPR 87) and half-sister to 7f 2yo winner Complexity (78); dam German 7.5f 2yo winner; best watched unless there's some confidence behind her.

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13th

13

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

16:52 Bangor-on-Dee

Bel Fondo

10st 5lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Ian Williams

10th

7

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 5

17:05 Newbury

Bel Fondo

10st 2lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Ian Williams

£3,000 yearling; 8th foal; closely related to 7f/9.4f AW winner Affileo (RPR 87) and half-sister to 7f 2yo winner Complexity (78); dam German 7.5f 2yo winner; best watched unless there's some confidence behind her.

25/1

9

25th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Warwick

Bel Fondo

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ian Williams

Closely related to 7f/9.4f AW winner Affileo and half-sister to 7f 2yo winner Complexity; dam German 7.5f 2yo winner; commands respect for a yard that does well (14-90 last five seasons) in bumpers, although stamina could be an issue.

10/1

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