March 24 / 15.40 Huntingdon

15.40 Huntingdon

Good

Racing TV Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3485.44
  • 3m 1f 10y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 6m 12s
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Racing TV Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.30
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -02564

Last run: 3 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Sole win (33 races) was in 2017; shadow of her former self but has a place squeak judged on her best effort this term (near 3m, good to soft); managed fair fourth of 13 at Southwell on Monday.
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6th

5

3rd Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:00 Huntingdon

Ratoute Yutty

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Caroline Fryer

towards rear but in touch with leaders, weakened 3 out

25/1

1st

8

5th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:15 Huntingdon

Ratoute Yutty

10st 9lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Caroline Fryer

7th

12

22nd Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Ratoute Yutty

10st 5lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Caroline Fryer

Just two wins from 34 races and the first was in 2017 but she had a clearcut success under Lewis Stones at Huntingdon (3m1f, good) on latest outing; back up 5lb but that was her best show in two seasons with this yard and her older form was great deal better.

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 471953 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Won over 3m on good at Hereford in November in a first-time visor (kept since) and she returned to form when close third at Fakenham (2m7f, soft) on latest start; needs extra and she has a mixed record of late.
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3rd

4

15th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

15:52 Stratford

Lily Glitters

10st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

Ended last season in good form, most notably when winning four-runner race at Ludlow (3m, good) last month; won't fail through lack of stamina here and recent 3lb rise doesn't look excessive; respected.

13/8

1st

4

20th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:05 Ludlow

Lily Glitters

10st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

Gained her only success at Hereford in November (first time in a visor) and best effort since when runner-up to a gambled-on winner at Huntingdon last month (clear of the rest); made the running there and similar tactics could see her go close again.

5/2

2nd

5

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Lily Glitters

11st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Won over 3m on good at Hereford in November in a first-time visor (kept since) and she returned to form when close third at Fakenham (2m7f, soft) on latest start; needs extra and she has a mixed record of late.

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: P6P85

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Won a mares' maiden point in Ireland; closest finish from five starts over hurdles came when 11l fifth of eight in handicap at Plumpton (2m5f, good to soft; 50-1) last time, making most; needs improvement but there was some promise in that performance.
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3rd

8

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Set In The West

10st 13lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

Won a mares' maiden point in Ireland; closest finish from five starts over hurdles came when 11l fifth of eight in handicap at Plumpton (2m5f, good to soft; 50-1) last time, making most; needs improvement but there was some promise in that performance.

16/1

5th

5

28th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Set In The West

10st 13lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

Won a mares' maiden point in Ireland; sights were lowered for her handicap debut last time (2m1f, good to soft) but at 40-1 she ended up tailed off.

16/1

8th

6

7th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

15:00 Fontwell

Set In The West

11st 3lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

Won Irish mares' maiden point (3m, good to yielding) last May; sixth of 11 at Lingfield (2m, heavy) on second hurdles start but she was pulled up in the other two; early days and this is her handicap debut.

20/1

Form: -08552

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Easily best result over hurdles when second of 14 on handicap debut here (2m4f, good to soft) eight days ago and the way she emerged late in the day as the chief challenger gives some hope for this longer trip.
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4th

9

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Backinforglory

10st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Andy Irvine

Easily best result over hurdles when second of 14 on handicap debut here (2m4f, good to soft) eight days ago and the way she emerged late in the day as the chief challenger gives some hope for this longer trip.

9/2

2nd

9

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Backinforglory

10st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Andy Irvine

Placed in Wexford bumper a year ago (2m4f, yielding; winner now a useful hurdler); well-beaten outsider in three slow-ground novice hurdles (2m-2m4f) for new stable this winter but makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and the drying conditions here may enable improvement.

20/1

5th

6

21st Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:50 Lingfield

Backinforglory

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Andy Irvine

Only 2l behind Love Envoi when they clashed in an Irish bumper but two heavy defeats over hurdles leave her with a lot to prove.

100/1

Form: 38-9P5

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Placed in soft-ground bumper on debut last March but has not lived up to that in her four starts since; had wind surgery before latest; moves up markedly in trip for this handicap debut.
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5th

7

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Wind From The West

11st 5lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Placed in soft-ground bumper on debut last March but has not lived up to that in her four starts since; had wind surgery before latest; moves up markedly in trip for this handicap debut.

12/1

5th

8

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:55 Taunton

Wind From The West

11st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Placed in soft-ground course bumper on debut last March but has disappointed on both hurdling starts this season (2m2f/2m4f); needs last month's wind op to have made a big difference.

50/1

13

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

12:45 Newbury

Wind From The West

11st 1lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

From the family of Gold Cup winner Long Run, but she has gone the wrong way since third in a Taunton bumper (soft) last March; no obvious promise on hurdling debut (33-1) in November; something to prove.

33/1

Form: 233

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Fair Flat winner (9.4f-2m); placed on heavy in first two starts over hurdles and similar form when last of three on good ground at Newcastle (sole hurdles start in cheekpieces) 13 days ago; takes a big step up in trip for this handicap hurdle debut and some improvement in her jumping would help.
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6th

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Nikolayeva

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jamie Snowden

Fair Flat winner (9.4f-2m); placed on heavy in first two starts over hurdles and similar form when last of three on good ground at Newcastle (sole hurdles start in cheekpieces) 13 days ago; takes a big step up in trip for this handicap hurdle debut and some improvement in her jumping would help.

6/1

3rd

2

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

17:20 Newcastle

Nikolayeva

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Ended her time with Mick Appleby by landing a fourth Flat win in October; has translated that ability to hurdles with placed efforts in mares' novice/maiden in recent months; much respected making a quick switch to handicaps.

7/2

3rd

9

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield

Nikolayeva

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Fair on the Flat for Michael Appleby (four wins) and was second on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Ffos Las (2m, heavy); the value of that form is open to question (short-odds favourite below form) but she could quite plausibly be seen to better effect if the ground is less testing here.

8/1

Form: 909994

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Left Gordon Elliott last autumn; remains a maiden but her always-prominent fourth of 14 over 2m4f here eight days ago, with Backinforglory in second, was easily her best show in Britain; tailed off over 3m time before.
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7th

10

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Darcys Hill

10st 9lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

Left Gordon Elliott last autumn; remains a maiden but her always-prominent fourth of 14 over 2m4f here eight days ago, with Backinforglory in second, was easily her best show in Britain; tailed off over 3m time before.

10/1

4th

10

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Darcys Hill

10st 4lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

Left Gordon Elliott after a disappointing run last October and has struggled on all three starts for current stable (2m4f-3m); needs the first-time tongue-tie to make a big difference.

50/1

9th

10

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Darcys Hill

11st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy

Minor promise but form tailed off for the Gordon Elliott yard and she has been well held in two handicaps for new connections; still quite early days but up against it for now over new trip.

50/1

Form: P-22P4

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who's been placed in five of ten hurdle races; stays 3m1f and drying ground could be a help on recent evidence; tried cheekpieces (below form on soft) last time; down the weights and considered each-way.
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7th

7

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Warwick

Jungle Prose

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

8th

6

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Jungle Prose

11st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Nick Gifford

Bumper winner who's been placed in five of ten hurdle races; stays 3m1f and drying ground could be a help on recent evidence; tried cheekpieces (below form on soft) last time; down the weights and considered each-way.

10/1

4th

10

14th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

14:20 Plumpton

Jungle Prose

10st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Nick Gifford

Bumper winner (2m, good) who was a solid second in C&D handicaps before getting stuck in the mud (heavy) at Uttoxeter; handles softish conditions fine and cheekpieces may help.

12/1

Form: -482P4

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Promise over hurdles at about 2m4f; seemed to race too freely when pulled up on her chasing/handicap debut over 3m2f and she was a below-form fourth of eight over 2m4f in another handicap chase on latest outing; back up in trip for this return to hurdling and a 10lb claimer is recruited; probably retains potential overall but others are preferred today.
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5th

2

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:00 Southwell

Brandisova

11st 6lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Lucy Wadham

2

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Brandisova

11st 10lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Lucy Wadham

Promise over hurdles at about 2m4f; seemed to race too freely when pulled up on her chasing/handicap debut over 3m2f and she was a below-form fourth of eight over 2m4f in another handicap chase on latest outing; back up in trip for this return to hurdling and a 10lb claimer is recruited; probably retains potential overall but others are preferred today.

OUR TIP

Form: 79647

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

Form: 26P521 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Switched to blinkers for last three starts and her fortunes have improved again, most recently for staying-on second of 17 at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) and 6l win over C&D (soft); faces a 5lb higher mark and less testing ground but she's on a bit of a roll.
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2nd

5

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:16 Perth

World Trip

11st 2lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Olly Murphy

Won a division of this race last year (good to soft) and doubled her hurdling tally at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) last month; probably still on a workable mark but her Wetherby fourth three weeks ago was a rather laboured effort, and drying ground may not be ideal for her.

7/1

4th

2

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:35 Wetherby

World Trip

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Blinkered for last three starts and her fortunes have improved again, most recently when a clearcut winner at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) 25 days ago; 5lb higher but she's on a bit of a roll again and is strongly respected.

3/1

4

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

World Trip

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Switched to blinkers for last three starts and her fortunes have improved again, most recently for staying-on second of 17 at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) and 6l win over C&D (soft); faces a 5lb higher mark and less testing ground but she's on a bit of a roll.

5/2

Form: 4P0-P9

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Fourth on handicap debut in October 2020 but did little on final three runs for Philip Hobbs and same story on recent debut for new stable; cheekpieces (tried once last term, as were blinkers and a hood) return.
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11

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Katies Escape

10st 3lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Laura Horsfall

Fourth on handicap debut in October 2020 but did little on final three runs for Philip Hobbs and same story on recent debut for new stable; cheekpieces (tried once last term, as were blinkers and a hood) return.

9th

5

7th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

13:45 Wetherby

Katies Escape

11st 6lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Laura Horsfall

Fair fourth on handicap debut in October 2020 but struggled on final three runs for Philip Hobbs and changed hands for £4,000 last May; probably best watched making stable debut after an absence.

100/1

Form: 7/P7-P

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Won two low-grade Flat races (1m2f) in 2019 but has struggled badly on all four starts over hurdles; absent 462 days (had wind op in January 2021) before pulled up on last month's handicap hurdle debut; 7lb wrong today.
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13

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:40 Huntingdon

Crystal Tiara

10st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Won two low-grade Flat races (1m2f) in 2019 but has struggled badly on all four starts over hurdles; absent 462 days (had wind op in January 2021) before pulled up on last month's handicap hurdle debut; 7lb wrong today.

50/1

17

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Lingfield

Crystal Tiara

10st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Won two low-grade Flat races (1m2f) for Mick Channon in 2019 but struggled on all three hurdling starts for current stable (2m-2m1f), the latest in November 2020; had wind op in January 2021; hiked up in trip for today's handicap hurdle debut.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £236.00
Straight Forecast £207.00
Tricast £2323.90
Trifecta £2164.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Backinforglory

POSTDATA:

World Trip

LAMBOURN:

Nikolayeva

WEST COUNTRY:

Call Blue

RP Ratings:

Darcys Hill

TOPSPEED:

Backinforglory

The Times:

Backinforglory

The Guardian:

Backinforglory

Daily Mail:

Backinforglory

The Sun:

Backinforglory

Telegraph:

World Trip

Daily Express:

World Trip

Daily Mirror:

World Trip

Daily Record:

World Trip

The Star:

Nikolayeva