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Happy 37th Birthday Nicola Fox Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £2940.84
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 24s
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Happy 37th Birthday Nicola Fox Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 75641 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who made a winning handicap debut at Doncaster (2m, good) in January; has to transfer that improvement back to slow ground but she's shown signs of promise on soft going, and holds strong claims up 7lb.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Taragrace

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

midfield, headway 4 out, outpaced 3 out, weakened before 2 out

3/1

2nd

2

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

14:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Taragrace

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Narrowly beaten over 2m3f+ here in April but absent since; both wins at around 2m and her ability to stay this trip isn't completely guaranteed but enters the reckoning with Charlie Maggs taking off 8lb.

4/1

2nd

11

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Taragrace

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Ran poorly in November, after a break, but is usually pretty consistent and has dropped another 2lb since her respectable fourth at Catterick (2m3f, good) in February; considered each-way.

12/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 0744/9

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) last month after a two-year absence and she needs to prove how much ability she retains; however, she showed promise on soft ground in winter 2019-20 and this very lightly raced 9yo has made the long journey from Shropshire to race here today; interesting.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:33 Uttoxeter

Maisiebella

11st 1lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: John Groucott

Threatened in a Carlisle handicap (2m1f, good to soft) in March but has struggled since then, though the terms weren't favourable back in a novice last time; has enough to prove on balance.

20/1

5th

9

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

14:03 Bangor-on-Dee

Maisiebella

10st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: John Groucott

led

12/1

Form: 4UP067 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on form as recent as last March for Nicky Richards, but her career went the wrong way subsequently and there's been no revival on her three starts for this stable.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

27th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:01 Carlisle

Kitty Hall

10st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Barbara Butterworth

Bumper winner here for Nicky Richards; best run for current stable when finishing third in a similar race over C&D 17 days ago; that gives her something to build on and she's not a forlorn hope despite racing from out of the handicap.

4/1

3rd

9

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Carlisle

Kitty Hall

10st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Barbara Butterworth

Well handicapped on form as recent as last March for Nicky Richards, but her career went the wrong way subsequently and there's been no revival on her three starts for this stable.

25/1

7th

11

26th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

16:10 Catterick

Kitty Hall

10st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Barbara Butterworth

0-11 over hurdles and neither of her runs for Barbara Butterworth has promised much; needs first-time tongue-strap to have transformative effect.

50/1

Form: 750724

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Good front-running second at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in January and again ran well when fourth there (2m4f, soft) last month, when shaping as though this shorter trip may be a better fit; could be thereabouts.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

13

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Thats Your Lottie

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

Outran 40-1 odds when second in this race 12 months ago (soft ground) and was pretty consistent off lowly marks towards end of last year (2m2f-3m) but is 0-18 over hurdles and others have more compelling claims.

10/1

14

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

12:12 Newcastle

Thats Your Lottie

10st 3lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

Placed just once from 18 attempts over hurdles, at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in January; would be an each-way player from this mark if able to run to the level of her two Kelso efforts in September and October but needs to better her last two starts.

10/1

9th

12

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:35 Musselburgh

Thats Your Lottie

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

Fourth three consecutive times in September/October, the last twice in big-field handicaps over 2m5f and 2m3f; can give another good account here but is now 0-17 over hurdles and needs today's step up in trip to unlock improvement.

10/1

Form: 57-640

Last run: 73 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who takes a big drop back in trip in her second handicap, having been tailed off at 66-1 at Wetherby (3m, soft) last time out in December; however, her claims aren't compelling on her earlier form.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Howzat Hiris

10st 3lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Won at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last March and second to It's Maisy at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in December; well treated on those efforts but soundly beaten on her three runs since and needs to turn things around.

8/1

8th

16

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Howzat Hiris

10st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Off the mark over hurdles at 15th attempt when making all at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last March; posted best effort since when second at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in December but has merely underlined her inconsistency when well held twice since.

16/1

6th

12

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Howzat Hiris

10st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Off the mark over hurdles at 15th attempt when making all at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last March and posted best effort since when second at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in December; well beaten last month, though, and not the percentage call today.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 73/03P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Showed spark and pace when third of six at Ayr (2m5f, heavy) in January on her second start back from a long absence; pulled up at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) since and needs to bounce back but, in view of that penultimate run, she's not ruled out now back down in trip off a reduced mark.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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: 54242

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Headstrong sort whose two best hurdle runs have come at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft/good to soft) and she isn't sure to be suited by this much stiffer track; however, she's arrives on the back of a short-head second at the Edinburgh venue and is entitled to respect.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(7)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

18:20 Doncaster

Oot Ma Way

8st 4lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

held up in last

33/1

4th

8

(3)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

13:50 Hamilton

Oot Ma Way

8st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Jim Goldie

prominent

16/1

8th

7

(7)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ayr

Oot Ma Way

8st 4lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

midfield, weakened over 2f out

14/1

Form: 7P-743

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

0-8 over hurdles but returned to form with a very close third against males in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) at Doncaster (2m, good) last time out in January; obvious claims if reproducing that form today; won a heavy-ground bumper but hasn't shone on slow ground since.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:00 Market Rasen

Shes A Rocca

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Finished well to lead close home in first-time cheekpieces at Southwell (2m4f, good) last October; has fitness to prove after 220-day layoff.

9/2

Form: 6/5-64

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Good-ground point winner (2019) who was a reasonable fourth on last month's handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) on her second start after a long absence; further improvement is possible and she could have a part to play.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

25/1

Form: 4403

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Modest on the Flat for Sir Mark Prescott and well beaten on her four hurdle starts for this yard, including in a handicap; 6lb out of the weights today and hard to fancy.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

5

(12)

13th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:13 Southwell (AW)

Sisu

9st 1lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

Longstanding maiden who's had a few layoffs, including one of seven months before a poor first effort for her new (third) yard last week; isn't obviously fancied.

40/1

8th

4

(6)

8th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Sisu

10st 13lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Heather Main

Moderate form when with Sir Mark Prescott and also in four hurdles and one AW Flat start for Susan Corbett; has changed hands again since last seen in April; trainer's runners in good form but this filly needs improvement to figure on her stable debut.

20/1

10th

2

(6)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:05 Newcastle (AW)

Sisu

9st 7lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Susan Corbett

Didn't progress in six Flat runs for Sir Mark Prescott; very modest form over hurdles for new yard; getting back on the Flat may help but others appear much safer.

20/1

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Exacta £122.00
Straight Forecast £126.80
Tricast £1075.10
Trifecta £817.00

Selections

Daily Mirror:

Oot Ma Way

The Times:

Racks Cross

The Star:

Taragrace

SPOTLIGHT:

Maisiebella

Daily Record:

Oot Ma Way

The Sun:

Racks Cross