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Happy Birthday Lynda Todd Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4738.02
  • 1m 7f 156y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 3m 50s
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Happy Birthday Lynda Todd Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 124223 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Two-time bumper winner (good/soft) who has been consistent and finished in the frame on her four hurdle runs; has her limitations, but her form is up there with the best in this field and every chance she'll be in the mix.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Betty Baloo

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

Consistent and progressive mare with two chase wins here this spring; only third (off 9lb lower) when last seen over hurdles six months ago but has improved since; fair chance if able to transfer her chasing form.

5/2

1st

8

12th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Betty Baloo

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

Progressive mare; has won two of her last three races on good/good to soft, the latest over C&D; up 7lb and up in grade, but not out of it.

9/2

1st

6

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

17:04 Market Rasen

Betty Baloo

11st 4lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Runner-up late last year in her only two runs at this track; won a four-runner mares' handicap at Catterick (3m1f, good) in February on her third chase start and creditable second at Catterick (also 3m1f on good) last time; that puts her firmly in the mix.

2/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 20-435 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Pulled hard and looked unsteerable when in midfield at Uttoxeter last month; comes with risks attached, but this bumper winner enters calculations on her fair third at Bangor (2m, soft) two starts ago under Paddy Brennan, who is back on board today; tongue-tie worn the last twice is left off.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Billams Legacy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Looked promising when winning Wetherby bumper in 2020 but hurdle career didn't progress as it might have and now back from another absence; however, her best form gives her a good chance now handicapping (mark dropped 6lb since first assessed) and market helpful; no aids today.

4/1

2nd

3

28th Dec 2022

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

Billams Legacy

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Looked a useful prospect when landing Wetherby bumper in November 2020; 0-5 and rather frustrating over hurdles (races freely) but her best run came over C&D, she's had wind surgery since her last outing and she should go well with a tongue-strap and hood worn in tandem for the first time.

6/4

2nd

2

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Billams Legacy

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, midfield, headway 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden when headed and not fluent last, no match for winner

6/1

Form: 15 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair on the Flat and this 4yo looked good when winning easily on hurdle/stable debut at Wetherby (2m, soft) in January; failed to settle and faded when only fifth at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) subsequently, but that was still a reasonable run and today's speedier track is in her favour; respected.

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5th

7

(2)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Bonne Vitesse

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Dual Flat and hurdle winner; ideally wants further than 1m4f these days and she's finished down the field in both handicap hurdles this year.

9/1

6th

9

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

16:35 Newcastle

Bonne Vitesse

11st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Dual Flat and dual hurdle winner; seemed to find 3m1f too taxing when well-held sixth at Catterick (soft) last month and now drops back in trip; others appeal more all the same, though.

14/1

6th

4

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:05 Catterick

Bonne Vitesse

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, hit 4th, not fluent 6th

7/1

Form: 133

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner who made winning bumper debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in December; solid thirds in that sphere the next twice and she's been handed a winnable assignment on today's first hurdle outing.

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1

3rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:55 Sedgefield

Sweet Auburn

11st 7lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Point winner; made successful rules debut in bumper on this course (soft) last December; improved on form of hurdling debut when winning five-runner maiden at Bangor (2m, good) in August despite making the odd mistake; may progress further over today's longer trip and should be thereabouts.

5/2

1st

2

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Sweet Auburn

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent, not fluent 5 out, not fluent 3 out, soon led then pushed along, clear when ridden after 2 out, went further clear run-in, comfortably

7/4

4th

6

9th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:50 Catterick

Sweet Auburn

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Point winner who made winning bumper debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in December; solid thirds in that sphere the next twice and she's been handed a winnable assignment on today's first hurdle outing.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 9

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

There's potential in her pedigree, but she was soundly beaten at 33-1 on last month's debut in a bumper at Huntingdon (2m, soft); now goes hurdling and might be best watched until showing some promise.

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12

8th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:10 Southwell

Au Jus

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Michael & David Easterby

Has shown little in bumpers, over hurdles and on the Flat and she's very hard to fancy.

100/1

11th

11

10th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:15 Doncaster

Au Jus

10st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Has not yet found her level in bumpers, over hurdles or on the Flat (including on handicap debut in July); is one to watch back from break.

100/1

2

28th Dec 2022

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

Au Jus

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Lightly raced 6yo who has looked poor at best in varied company; hard to fancy after nearly six months off.

50/1

Form: 2/

Last run: 2125 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran well when second in her sole bumper at Bangor (2m, good; 22-1); however, that was back in May 2016 and this 10yo is making her hurdle debut after a huge absence; probably best to look elsewhere.

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9

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Beautiful Mix

10st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mechie

Second in a bumper in 2016; has failed to complete in two of her three starts (novice/maiden company) since returning from a mammoth absence; it's difficult to assess exactly how much ability she retains; hooded for handicap debut.

40/1

9

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Beautiful Mix

10st 13lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Neil Mechie

Runner-up in bumper on debut in May 2016 but then absent until this month; early unseat on her comeback and finished tailed off at Hexham a fortnight ago; a dramatic turnaround is required from this 10yo.

100/1

Form: 07

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hurdle debut; down the field at big odds in her two bumpers.

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5

9th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:50 Catterick

Heaventree

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Hurdle debut; down the field at big odds in her two bumpers.

50/1

7th

9

3rd Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Heaventree

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

£2,500 3yo who was 50-1 when tailed off at Carlisle.

100/1

11th

5

12th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Carlisle

Heaventree

11st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ewan Whillans

£2,500 3yo; half-sister to 1m4f winner Narina; dam 1m AW winner, half-sister to 1m-2m2f winner Dominating out of 1m3f German Listed winner/German Oaks second; market instructive.

40/1

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Exacta £98.00
Straight Forecast £122.10
Trifecta £241.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Betty Baloo

SPOTLIGHT:

Sweet Auburn

RP Ratings:

Bonne Vitesse

Daily Mail:

Sweet Auburn

Daily Express:

Sweet Auburn

Daily Record:

Sweet Auburn

POSTDATA:

Betty Baloo

The Guardian:

Betty Baloo

The Sun:

Betty Baloo

The Star:

Betty Baloo

The Times:

Bonne Vitesse

Telegraph:

Bonne Vitesse

Daily Mirror:

Bonne Vitesse