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15:15 Kelso

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Herring Queen Series Final Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £26015
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 3m 54s
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Herring Queen Series Final Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1131 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Progressive form, posting a useful effort when taking her career record to 3-4 in 2m3f Warwick mares' novice (soft) in January; previous wins came over 2m on good; highly likely she has more to come for top yard.

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10

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Theatre Glory

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

pressed leaders

100/1

5th

4

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:35 Doncaster

Theatre Glory

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nicky Henderson

Useful at up to 2m5f and has Graded form; running respectably when final-flight faller in Cheltenham handicap most recently; some of her relatives have 3m form and she shapes accordingly; interesting upped in distance.

11/2

0

1

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Theatre Glory

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Won here in April 2022 and creditable sixth of nine when 50-1 in the Grade 1 Mares' Hurdle here (2m4f, soft) this March; not disgraced on Ascot reappearance, despite being only third of five as favourite, but might not be well enough handicapped to win this.

5/1

15/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 441 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won Irish point by 10l last spring and came good at the third time of asking over hurdles when getting up towards the finish on Musselburgh handicap debut (1m7f, good to soft) 24 days ago; open to further improvement.

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1st

1

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:05 Kelso

Rae Des Champs

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders

9/4

4

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

19:30 Perth

Rae Des Champs

11st 1lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

4th

4

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Rae Des Champs

11st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rose Dobbin

Yet to make any significant further progress since her winning handicap debut in March 2022 but ran well in defeat at Kelso (2m2f, good) last month, after a break, and is still quite lightly raced; tries a new trip here; good chance.

7/2

9/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 242231 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Two-time bumper winner (good/soft) who gained reward for some consistent efforts over hurdles in a 1m7f Catterick novice (good to soft) 17 days ago; opening mark demands a bit more but she could find it.

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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

Form: 756411 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who made it 2-2 in handicaps when shading a tight finish at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) 16 days ago, although she was aided by a last-flight faller; more will be needed if she's to complete the hat-trick from 2lb out of the weights but her stable couldn't be in much better form.

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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

Form: F12561 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Free-going sort; not up to Listed/Graded juveniles at the end of 2021 but different proposition with her sights lowered after a break when pushed out to comfortably win a Wincanton mares' novice (1m7f, good) 16 days ago; her sometimes less-than-fluent jumping is a slight worry now moving into a competitive handicap but her mark looks workable.

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2nd

4

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Sedgefield

Aliomaana

11st 3lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

raced in third, chased clear leader after 5th, no impression when mistake 2 out, kept on

9/2

3rd

4

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 3

15:40 Stratford

Aliomaana

10st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

led, pressed winner when headed after 1st, not fluent 5th, awkward jump 6th, lost second approaching last, kept on run-in

6/1

4th

3

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

16:30 Newton Abbot

Aliomaana

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Well beaten at Stratford latest (favourite) but made a bad mistake early in that race and ground also softer than ideal; generally consistent and will go close if able to show her best.

9/2

Form: 10-621 CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who built on her C&D second in January when going one better over C&D (good) 16 days later; that was by no means a strong novice but she does have the potential for better now moving into a handicap.

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6

(6)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bella Bluesky

9st 4lb

J: Archie Young

T: Ewan Whillans

Won two classified events on Tapeta last month and she has run even better in defeat in handicaps the last twice, albeit not having an excuse when second over C&D last week; still low mileage on the Flat and likely to be involved.

11/4

2nd

3

(4)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bella Bluesky

9st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

Latest handicap effort at least on a par with her two classified wins last month; is straightforward and in form, so has a decent chance of defying a further 3lb rise in the weights.

6/4

2nd

1

(9)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bella Bluesky

9st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Arrives on a quick hat-trick after wins in 1m4f classified events at Southwell and here this month; this mare may be an 8yo but she's unexposed on the Flat and again the one to beat.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 146 D

Last run: 87 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on Flat; hasn't kicked on from her Market Rasen hurdle debut success in two subsequent outings, including a handicap, but it's still early days in this sphere; off for just over 12 weeks.

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2nd

1

(6)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Haseefah

10st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Won two 1m4f handicaps on turf for this yard last May; the handicapper has been in command this season but this represents a drop in class and she can't be ruled out.

8/1

5th

4

(4)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Goodwood

Haseefah

9st 6lb

J: George Bass

T: Alan King

Has gained all Flat wins at up to 1m4f, including here; failed to convince with stamina over 1m6f at Newmarket (good) last month; still has something to prove at this trip.

12/1

7th

3

(8)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newmarket (July)

Haseefah

9st 4lb

J: George Bass

T: Alan King

Handicapper caught up after her two 1m4f wins in May 2022 but she continues to run with credit; not proven beyond 1m4f but it now looks worth a go and there are probably no ground worries for her; one of many with place claims.

14/1

Form: 312228 D

Last run: 1 day

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Came good in Ayr novice (2m, good to soft) in November and runner-up in handicaps on her next three starts; this drop back in trip may be a help after her run over 2m4f at Musselburgh yesterday, but better could still have been expected (9l eighth of 12).

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1st

3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Cancan

11st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Yet to add to her C&D maiden win in 2021 but was placed on consecutive 1m7f starts at Musselburgh last month and is 1lb lower today; probably won't be far away.

3/1

3rd

2

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

16:50 Musselburgh

Cancan

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Just one win from her 16 starts but she's run some good races in defeat here, most recently third to Bashful over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago; could be thereabouts.

6/1

3rd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:35 Musselburgh

Cancan

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Returned in October from a long layoff and has been beaten 7l and about 11l in handicaps over C&D the last twice; needs to find a bit on those efforts and others are less exposed.

12/1

Form: -1033P D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner; translated that ability to hurdles when third in two novices around the turn of the year but she needs to shrug off a poor run on last month's handicap debut.

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4

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

13:55 Uttoxeter

Martha Willow

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders before 2nd

12/1

4

21st Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:15 Ludlow

Martha Willow

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

One of her two bumper wins for Jedd O'Keefe came here and she showed promise in novice hurdles for that yard before losing her way; made a quiet start for new connections in a Plumpton maiden but she'll probably turn things around at some point.

9/1

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Exacta £169.00
Straight Forecast £175.40
Tricast £823.40
Trifecta £549.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Theatre Glory

TOPSPEED:

Rae Des Champs

SPOTLIGHT:

Aliomaana

POSTDATA:

Cancan

Telegraph:

Bella Bluesky

LAMBOURN:

Theatre Glory

Daily Mail:

Theatre Glory

Daily Mirror:

Theatre Glory

The Guardian:

Rae Des Champs

The Sun:

Rae Des Champs

The Star:

Cancan

The Times:

Aliomaana

Daily Express:

Aliomaana

Daily Record:

Bella Bluesky