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12:55 Lingfield

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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 17 runners
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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.20
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 5-S

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Promising fifth of 16 in a Cheltenham bumper (2m1f, good) in April; 11-1, in front travelling well when she slipped up after the fifth flight in maiden hurdle won by Magical Maggie at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in October; others have much better form but she is one to note.

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7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:25 Ludlow

Jane Du Berlais

10st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Ryan Potter

Has won over hurdles; failed to complete in last four races but was in touch when falling four out at Wetherby (2m3f, soft; chase debut) most recently; could go well granted a clear round.

9/1

0

6

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 4

15:35 Wetherby

Jane Du Berlais

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Ryan Potter

took keen hold, held up in rear

9/1

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5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 111-2 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

3-3 in bumpers in 2021, culminating in Listed event at Cheltenham; good second in that same race last month; all starts have been on good ground, coming from the back; huge shout judged on those bumpers and her dam was a fair hurdler.

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4th

2

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Bonttay

11st 12lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Listed bumper winner in 2021 and won two of four hurdle races last season, including on her only start in cheekpieces, which return today; reappeared with another 2m handicap win (Hereford) and, bred to be suited by at least 2m4f, she was a hot favourite when upped to that trip at Cheltenham in December, only to unseat two out when challenging; can make amends, with plenty more to offer over this sort of trip.

6/4

6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-5

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

28-1 when winning a bumper at Gowran Park (2m1f, heavy; tongue tied) in February, finding plenty under pressure; failed to match that when second favourite at Aintree (2m1f, good to soft) six weeks ago on British debut but these are early days and she's from a jumping family.

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5th

1

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Bombay Sapphire

12st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, disputed lead 5 out

7/1

0

1

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

14:07 Hereford

Bombay Sapphire

12st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Nicky Henderson

Low-mileage 7yo who ran considerably better than eventual 41l defeat might suggest on seasonal debut at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy) last month, weakening out of contention only on extended run-in; with today's much reduced emphasis on stamina probably in her favour, she's one to consider.

12/1

5th

3

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Bombay Sapphire

11st 12lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Nicky Henderson

Heavy-ground Irish bumper winner but has been a disappointment in Britain and was pulled up on her handicap debut in April (2m5f, good to soft); still early days, however, and perhaps she needs the mud (most British runs on good to soft); also had wind surgery.

8/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Fair at best in an extensive Flat career, including 1m2f wins at Brighton in October on her first two runs for Gary Moore; below form on latest outing; Flat bred and needs to raise her game to take this on hurdles debut.

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11th

9

(14)

29th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

19:09 Windsor

Parikarma

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Seen only once (below par here) on Flat since 2022 and holds modest claims on this year's hurdles form, which includes a fortunate success in claiming grade; others preferred.

20/1

5th

3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

15:42 Fontwell

Parikarma

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Runner-up in Market Rasen handicap in December and won a claimer at Leicester in January; however, she's been soundly beaten back in handicaps the last twice and needs to get back on track.

14/1

4th

2

26th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

17:05 Plumpton

Parikarma

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Had luck on her side in winning a Leicester claimer (1m7f, heavy) and was under the pump pretty much throughout before finishing last in a Kempton handicap 17 days ago.

8/1

33/1

Form: 39

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Raced three times in Ireland, winning a 3m point on debut and third in a Tipperary bumper (2m2f) on third start; £36,000 sale in May; 12-1, jumping to her right was a feature when ninth of 11 in novice hurdle at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) six weeks ago, so best watched this time.

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3rd

4

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Kym Eyre

11st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Off the mark under rules in a 3m3f chase at Stratford in April (good to soft); returned from a three-month absence to win a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot in October and followed up over fences at Ffos Las two weeks later; not at her best over hurdles in hat-trick bid last month but no real surprise were she to bounce back.

5/1

4th

6

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Kym Eyre

10st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in third, slow jump 2nd, lost third after 4 out, weakened after 2 out

7/2

1st

3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Kym Eyre

11st 4lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Game winner of gruelling handicap chase at Stratford (3m3f, good to soft) in April and again looked suited by emphasis on stamina when keeping on well to reel in the long-time leader over hurdles at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) last month; probably needs a career best here.

11/2

Form: 3

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

28-1, put in some novicey jumps and took bit of a hold under restraint in novice hurdle at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) six weeks ago but she ran on well late on to finish third of 11 and make it a very promising debut, catching the eye of the stewards who banned her for 40 days; hooded this time; should leave that debut form way behind her, so she's a big player.

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3rd

1

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Manimole

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led, jumped right 1st, jumped right 2nd

7/2

5th

1

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:40 Lingfield

Manimole

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Twice beaten by Ooh Betty last spring but has come on leaps and bounds since then, producing career-best RPRs in winning 2m mares' hurdles at Newbury late last year (latest a Listed race); has more on her plate here but she's a no-nonsense mare who will be up there throughout.

14/1

1st

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

11:55 Newbury

Manimole

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Splendidly tough mare who was notching her third win of a busy campaign when trouncing ten rivals in a novice over C&D (good to soft; made most of the running) three weeks ago; that was her best effort by some way and there seemed to be no fluke about it; probably again the one to beat.

7/4

Form: 22-79

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two French bumpers; beaten 39l at Haydock and 36l at Warwick in her two bumpers for new stable, with wind surgery in between; also tongue tied last time; dam French chase winner but this 4yo appears best watched for the time being.

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3rd

1

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Ilary de LEcu

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Two good efforts from the front on last two starts in 2m maiden hurdles, at Stratford and Warwick (both on good to soft); has a big weight to carry on handicap debut and lack of a run since May is not ideal.

11/2

4th

8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:25 Warwick

Ilary de LEcu

10st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

led, took keen hold and increased tempo after 3rd, ridden when headed before 2 out, kept on until no extra run-in

14/1

Form: 20-

Last run: 235 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Sister to the Arkle winner Edwardstone; favourite when second of 11 in bumper at Southwell in March, but she was soundly beaten when 9-1 at Cheltenham (again on good) in April; still plenty of time to build on the promise of that pedigree and debut performance.

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1

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Nothingtochance

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Improving mare who won Fakenham maiden (2m, soft) in pretty good style last month, her third start over hurdles; open to further progress in handicaps; shortlisted.

7/4

1st

8

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:20 Fakenham

Nothingtochance

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Sister to Edwardstone; close up on bumper debut round Southwell's sharp track and she ran better than the bare result on return from break behind a long odds-on shot at Exeter in February (2m, good to soft); of interest for yard that is 7-24 with hurdlers here in last five years.

6/4

2nd

10

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Nothingtochance

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

held up in rear, mistake 4th, some headway after 4 out, ridden after 3 out

10/1

Form: 10-11 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Three bumpers in the spring, sole defeat in a Grade 2 (good to soft, her only run away from good ground); smooth winner of a maiden at Uttoxeter (2m) under Jay Tidball in October on hurdling debut and she's promising, for sure, but today's opposition should cause far more problems.

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5th

8

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Magical Maggie

11st 3lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Alastair Ralph

midfield

10/1

100/1

Form: 6

Last run: 66 days

W: 10st 3lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Behind in two 1m Flat maidens in Ireland and same again when hooded on hurdling debut at Fontwell (2m1f, good).

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2nd

4

10th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

15:20 Leicester

Inspiratrice

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nicky Martin

Has taken pretty well to chasing this season and was beaten under 1l when keeping on stoutly for second behind much higher-rated rival in Exeter novice (2m1f, soft; unraced on heavy) three weeks ago; mark can't be raised for that run and she'll be hard to beat if in similar form here.

13/8

2nd

5

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 3

13:55 Exeter

Inspiratrice

10st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Not overly appealing on her hurdling exploits and was behind two of today's rivals in a chase here last month.

10/1

Form:

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Sole Flat win was debut (May 2021) and she showed modest form this year; 125-1, remote in maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f) six weeks ago.

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11th

6

5th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:55 Lingfield

Far Too Beautiful

11st 4lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Michael Attwater

Sole Flat win was debut (May 2021) and she showed modest form this year; 125-1, remote in maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f) six weeks ago.

100/1

13th

16

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:55 Chepstow

Far Too Beautiful

10st 9lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Attwater

towards rear, jumped right and hit 5th, struggling 7th, weakened after 3 out

100/1

5th

5

(9)

4th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:53 Brighton

Far Too Beautiful

9st 13lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Michael Attwater

midfield, pushed along and switched to near side over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, no impression final 110yds

10/1

Form: P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Showed ability in Irish points but fell on last two occasions; 11-1, pulled up on British/hurdles debut at Hereford (2m3f) three weeks ago.

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11th

6

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Well Vicky

11st 5lb

J: David Bass

T: Alastair Ralph

Won her first three handicaps (2m/2m3f) early in 2023 but she was pulled-up in her last two runs this winter; now only 2lb lower than for last success but she needs to turn things around after another break.

20/1

Form: 8

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Dam dual point winner, half-sister to two fairly useful jumps winners; 28-1, faded into eighth of 16 in bumper at Warwick (2m, good to soft) five weeks ago; should build on that but others have accomplished far more.

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No Results Found

Form: 67

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Modest form in bumpers at Chepstow (good to soft; 9-1 from 25-1) and Uttoxeter (2m, soft; 28-1) this autumn; from a jumps family.

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1st

6

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:10 Southwell

Innisfree Lass

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Left very disappointing reappearance run behind when scoring by 16l over C&D (heavy) in first-time cheekpieces in February, and may have bettered that performance when close second over C&D (soft) last month; not yet fully exposed and commands respect in current mood.

3/1

2nd

2

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell

Innisfree Lass

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

led narrowly or disputed lead, led clearly before 9th, faced challenges after 3 out, led clearly after 2 out, no extra and headed towards finish

7/4

1st

4

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Innisfree Lass

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

6yo who's not progressed; about 10l fourth in her first two handicaps (2m4f/2m3f) but pulled up behind It's Maisy when trying 3m1f at Catterick (5-1) on return; has stamina in her pedigree and cheekpieces are given a go.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Fair stayer on Flat, with all wins on Polytrack but highest rating at 2m4f on good to soft; 322 days off before her two runs this autumn (below form) and she's probably best watched on this hurdling debut in a warm race.

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7th

8

(7)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 4

17:10 Ascot

Anisoptera

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Brett Johnson

always behind

16/1

Form: 3/P9

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Third in a point and a bumper; long absence before her two runs over hurdles last month and she did not show much.

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8

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

13:40 Fakenham

Honest Oscar

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Andy Irvine

Placed in good Irish point in December 2019 and also in Plumpton bumper on rules debut a year later but, following another long absence, showed no significant promise in three maiden/novice hurdles in late 2022 (2m-2m3f); makes handicap debut from a lowly mark but considered only if lively in the betting.

33/1

16th

7

5th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:55 Lingfield

Honest Oscar

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Andy Irvine

Third in a point and a bumper; long absence before her two runs over hurdles last month and she did not show much.

100/1

9th

3

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Honest Oscar

11st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Andy Irvine

Displayed some ability in a point/bumper but she returned from a long absence at Sandown (hurdle debut) recently and was pulled up at 100-1.

100/1

Form: P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery before her debut, when 50-1 and failing to show much in a maiden hurdle at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) three weeks ago.

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3

5th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:55 Lingfield

Big Suze

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Had wind surgery before her debut, when 50-1 and failing to show much in a maiden hurdle at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) three weeks ago.

66/1

3

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:45 Hereford

Big Suze

11st 2lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Kim Bailey

First foal of a 1m4f-1m7f Flat and 2m hurdle winner; has had wind surgery; sole newcomer in the field; stablemate of Flirtatious Girl; market helpful.

33/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Bonttay

SPOTLIGHT:

Manimole

The Times:

Magical Maggie

LAMBOURN:

Bombay Sapphire

The Guardian:

Manimole

WEST COUNTRY:

Bonttay

Daily Mail:

Bonttay

D Express:

Bonttay

Daily Mirror:

Bonttay

The Sun:

Bonttay

The Star:

Bonttay

Daily Record:

Bonttay

Telegraph:

Magical Maggie