March 12 / 15.00 Sandown

15.00 Sandown

Soft

British Stallion Studs EBF Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £14807
  • 1m 7f 216y
  • Class 1
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 4m 12s
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British Stallion Studs EBF Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Closely related to bumper and useful 2m-2m3f hurdle winner Hooper; at odds of 7-2, she won easily on soft ground at Warwick and the second was again runner-up at Wincanton on Thursday; she's in the right hands to progress and 4yos have held their own in this race.
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1st

12

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Luccia

10st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Closely related to bumper and useful 2m-2m3f hurdle winner Hooper; at odds of 7-2, she won easily on soft ground at Warwick and the second was again runner-up at Wincanton on Thursday; she's in the right hands to progress and 4yos have held their own in this race.

3/1

1st

7

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:05 Warwick

Luccia

10st 0lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Nicky Henderson

Second foal; closely related to bumper and useful 2m-2m3f hurdle winner Hooper; dam Group-placed 1m5f Flat winner, also placed in 2m hurdle races, half-sister to French Flat winners; claimer Ben Ffrench Davis has a 3-14 strike-rate for this top yard, which has a fine strike-rate in bumpers.

13/8

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 10 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bred to be smart and duly looked the part in winning as she liked first time out at Thurles (good to yielding), only to then be sunk without trace when 8-1 for a Grade 2 bumper at Leopardstown's Dublin Racing Festival; that was decidedly underwhelming and this is no easy race in which to bounce back.
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8th

5

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 70y

19:45 Punchestown

Eabha Grace

11st 11lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: W P Mullins

One of four runners for yard; Thurles bumper winner in December was then below form behind Lily Du Berlais in a Grade 2; better again in Listed events at Sandown and behind Dorans Weir at Fairyhouse but lots of work to do here.

6th

3

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:15 Fairyhouse

Eabha Grace

11st 8lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: W P Mullins

2nd

4

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Eabha Grace

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: W P Mullins

Bred to be smart and duly looked the part in winning as she liked first time out at Thurles (good to yielding), only to then be sunk without trace when 8-1 for a Grade 2 bumper at Leopardstown's Dublin Racing Festival; that was decidedly underwhelming and this is no easy race in which to bounce back.

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 12

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Favourite when all out at Plumpton (good to soft) but she was 20-1 at Cheltenham (good) and had no answer to Mullenbeg, who left them all for dead; that was still an improved effort.
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3rd

5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Fairy Gem

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Fry

Favourite when all out at Plumpton (good to soft) but she was 20-1 at Cheltenham (good) and had no answer to Mullenbeg, who left them all for dead; that was still an improved effort.

14/1

2nd

3

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:15 Cheltenham

Fairy Gem

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Bred to be useful, and she made a winning debut in nine-runner race at Plumpton (good to soft; 15-8 favourite) seven weeks ago, responding well to pressure to get up late on; that basic form looks ordinary but she's open to plenty of progress; tongue-strap added today.

14/1

1st

2

13th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:30 Plumpton

Fairy Gem

10st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Fry

Fifth foal; sister to smart jumper Angels Breath and bumper/useful hurdle winner Outofthisworld; dam unraced half-sister to smart 2m jumper Toubab; stable has very good strike-rate in bumpers (20%); looks the part on paper.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in two Irish points before changing hands for 42,000gns; it was never in doubt when winning on soft ground at Ludlow and then a good-ground Listed affair at Cheltenham, having travelled the best on both occasions before forging clear; beat a few of these last time and she looks decidedly useful.
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2nd

1

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

17:00 Cheltenham

Mullenbeg

11st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

4th

3

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Mullenbeg

11st 4lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Placed in two Irish points before changing hands for 42,000gns; it was never in doubt when winning on soft ground at Ludlow and then a good-ground Listed affair at Cheltenham, having travelled the best on both occasions before forging clear; beat a few of these last time and she looks decidedly useful.

11/8

1st

6

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:15 Cheltenham

Mullenbeg

11st 2lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Placed in two Irish points before changing hands for 42,000gns; impressive winner of 13-runner race at Ludlow (soft; hooded; 15-2) on rules debut 19 days ago, smooth headway and forging clear; stable operating at 24% (6-25) in bumpers this season; more persuasive than many.

8/1

Form: 00-31 D

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Nothing much to take out of her first two runs and perhaps good ground helped when third at Wincanton and then first at Huntingdon, having made nearly all latterly; that wasn't a strong Listed race but she's improving by the looks.
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2nd

4

20th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Worcester

Malina Jamila

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Made hard work of landing short odds on this month's Huntingdon hurdling debut; likely to leave that behind in time, given that she showed smart bumper form when fourth at Aintree the time before; possibilities.

2/1

1st

6

5th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:50 Huntingdon

Malina Jamila

10st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

5

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

14:25 Newton Abbot

Malina Jamila

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Won only one of her six bumpers and that came in a fairly weak Listed event at Huntingdon; however, her latest front-running fourth of 20 in a Grade 2 at Aintree was highly encouraging (again good ground) and that form brings her right into the equation now sent hurdling.

2/1

Form: 121-4 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Hung right for a long way when beaten 12l by Mullenbeg at Cheltenham in January, which was her first sighting since beating 15 rivals in a soft-ground renewal of this 12 months ago; returning to this venue has to be a good thing and she can leave that Cheltenham form behind.
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6th

1

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Flirtatious Girl

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Hung right for a long way when beaten 12l by Mullenbeg at Cheltenham in January, which was her first sighting since beating 15 rivals in a soft-ground renewal of this 12 months ago; returning to this venue has to be a good thing and she can leave that Cheltenham form behind.

12/1

4th

1

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:15 Cheltenham

Flirtatious Girl

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Had an excellent first season in bumpers, making a winning debut on good ground and rounding off with a Listed win in a big field at Sandown on soft; has an absence and a 4lb penalty to overcome but she's still one of the stronger contenders.

5/1

Form: 18 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won easily at Fakenham (good to soft) but bumpers there are rarely strong and she appeared to have her limitations well and truly exposed at Huntingdon (soft); up against it.
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7th

9

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Mistral Nell

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Won easily at Fakenham (good to soft) but bumpers there are rarely strong and she appeared to have her limitations well and truly exposed at Huntingdon (soft); up against it.

50/1

8th

1

10th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:45 Huntingdon

Mistral Nell

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Created a favourable impression at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) on debut and looked value for a bit more than the 5l margin of success over Bounce Back; major contender even with a 7lb penalty.

7/2

5

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:15 Cheltenham

Mistral Nell

11st 2lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Lucy Wadham

Clearcut winner of nine-runner race at Fakenham (good to soft; 11-4) 12 days ago, quickening on over 2f out; faces much sterner opposition here but she's a promising type and not dismissed lightly.

Form: 1P D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Strong in the market when making a successful debut at Ffos Las (soft) then, for whatever reason, she never gave her running at Cheltenham in the race won by Mullenbeg; again had her backers that day at 7-2 and she can do better here.
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8th

6

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Hidden Beauty

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Strong in the market when making a successful debut at Ffos Las (soft) then, for whatever reason, she never gave her running at Cheltenham in the race won by Mullenbeg; again had her backers that day at 7-2 and she can do better here.

6/1

4

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:15 Cheltenham

Hidden Beauty

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Justified strong support in 16-runner race at Ffos Las (soft; 2-1 favourite) in November, making a striking impression in coming from last to first; from a yard that does very well in Cheltenham bumpers (5-25 in the last five seasons; healthy level-stake profit), she's high on the list.

5/2

1st

9

17th Nov 2021

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:45 Ffos Las

Hidden Beauty

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

£11,500 yearling, 28,000euros 3yo; half-sister to hurdle winners Faith Du Val (2m2f) and Danton Du Val (French 2m1f), out of French cross-country chase winner; yard has good record in bumpers; one to consider.

9/2

Form: 31 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Comfortably accounted for a respected mare of Kim Bailey's (about 6l third to Hidden Beauty in November) on heavy ground at Ayr last month and that's something to build on; whether she needs that sort of ground to be at her best remains to be seen.
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9th

10

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Nifty Getaway

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Comfortably accounted for a respected mare of Kim Bailey's (about 6l third to Hidden Beauty in November) on heavy ground at Ayr last month and that's something to build on; whether she needs that sort of ground to be at her best remains to be seen.

25/1

1st

6

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Ayr

Nifty Getaway

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

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.

5/1

3rd

8

22nd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:15 Ludlow

Nifty Getaway

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Archie Watson

Failed to complete in two Irish points but she looked unlucky (fell at the last when in front) on the second occasion; new yard is 2-4 in bumpers this season; interesting contender on debut under rules.

6/1

Form: 31/

Last run: 791 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Both runs over 1m4f on soft ground, finishing third at Newbury and then coming home 5l to the good at Wetherby; has a two-year absence to overcome in a strong bumper; it's asking a lot.
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5

(2)

22nd Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:20 Kempton (AW)

Maridadi

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Hughie Morrison

Bumper winner at Wetherby in January 2020 but seen little action since; has kept her powder dry in middle-distance events here and at Newbury of late but of much more interest now up in trip on handicap debut.

5/1

8th

1

(12)

8th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Maridadi

9st 13lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Hughie Morrison

dwelt start, always towards rear, pushed along before halfway, ridden and outpaced 3f out

25/1

7th

1

(7)

31st May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Newbury

Maridadi

10st 2lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Hughie Morrison

in rear on outer, pushed along under 4f out, struggling 2f out, soon well held

25/1

Form: 1

Last run: 144 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £60,000 after she was ridden out to beat seven rivals on good ground at Exeter (1m5f) in October when with Ralph Beckett; the third won next time and then finished second in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham, so the form is worth something.
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11th

11

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Eel Pie Island

10st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Paul Webber

Bought for £60,000 after she was ridden out to beat seven rivals on good ground at Exeter (1m5f) in October when with Ralph Beckett; the third won next time and then finished second in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham, so the form is worth something.

25/1

1st

6

19th Oct 2021

Good

1m 5f 38y

Class 5

14:50 Exeter

Eel Pie Island

10st 5lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Ralph Beckett

Second foal; sister to dual Listed hurdle winner Talking About You; dam unraced; very rare bumper runner from much-respected Flat stable.

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Recently snapped up for £40,000 soon after winning a 3m Irish mares' maiden point on soft ground; the placed horses have done nothing for that form and this is one tough starter under rules.
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8

12th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Meetuatnine

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Recently snapped up for £40,000 soon after winning a 3m Irish mares' maiden point on soft ground; the placed horses have done nothing for that form and this is one tough starter under rules.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £317.00
Straight Forecast £284.60
Trifecta £2672.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Mullenbeg

SPOTLIGHT:

Flirtatious Girl

The Star:

Eabha Grace

WEST COUNTRY:

Hidden Beauty

LAMBOURN:

Malina Jamila

Telegraph:

Mullenbeg

The Guardian:

Mullenbeg

Daily Express:

Mullenbeg

Daily Mirror:

Mullenbeg

The Sun:

Mullenbeg

Daily Record:

Mullenbeg

RP Ratings:

Flirtatious Girl

TOPSPEED:

Flirtatious Girl

The Times:

Flirtatious Girl

Daily Mail:

Flirtatious Girl