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Cf Roberts Electrical & Mechanical Services Mares’ Handicap Chase (Challenger Mares’ Chase Qual’)

  • Prize money: £10892
  • 2m 4f 127y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Cf Roberts Electrical & Mechanical Services Mares’ Handicap Chase (Challenger Mares’ Chase Qual’)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.10
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 53P-22

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Runner-up over 2m/2m1f at Huntingdon and Plumpton this term, no match for the winner both times; weakened into sixth in this contest 12 months ago and may get outstayed back up in distance.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

10

28th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:10 Leicester

Dame Du Soir

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

No match for Tap Tap Boom at Plumpton but she was game in victory at Cheltenham (2m4f, good), providing her yard with a welcome winner; back up 6lb but had got herself well handicapped; respected.

4/1

1st

10

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Dame Du Soir

10st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Bridgwater

Runner-up over 2m/2m1f at Huntingdon and Plumpton this term, no match for the winner both times; weakened into sixth in this contest 12 months ago and may get outstayed back up in distance.

14/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 6-4512

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Improved form with cheekpieces applied the last twice, winning at Southwell then second at Chepstow, both over 2m; worth another go at 2m4f; open to further progress over fences and in the retained headgear.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:10 Uttoxeter

Marta Des Mottes

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Enjoyed a revival when fitted with cheekpieces towards end of last year, winning by wide margin at Southwell (2m, good) before creditable seconds at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) and Cheltenham (2m4f, good); major player if returning from two-month break in similar form.

5/2

2nd

8

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Marta Des Mottes

10st 11lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Improved form with cheekpieces applied the last twice, winning at Southwell then second at Chepstow, both over 2m; worth another go at 2m4f; open to further progress over fences and in the retained headgear.

7/2

2nd

7

18th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:55 Chepstow

Marta Des Mottes

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

disputed lead, prominent 2nd

11/4

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 411-33 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Tough task at the weights in a couple of non-handicaps this term, well-held third both times; form has been boosted since and this is more realistic; 3-5 in handicap chases and looks interesting.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Legends Ryde

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Bordering on a career best when third in a mares' handicap here in December (2m4f, good) and won at up to 3m2f last season; however, she is prone to mistakes and it's hardly ideal being 9lb out of the handicap on her first taste of cross-country action.

66/1

4

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Legends Ryde

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Can make mistakes but she stayed on for a good third in a mares' handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month and won at up to 3m2f last season; there's every chance she'll stay this far and she won on soft/heavy ground earlier in her career; could go well for in-form yard.

4/1

3rd

2

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Legends Ryde

12st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Jamie Snowden

Tough task at the weights in a couple of non-handicaps this term, well-held third both times; form has been boosted since and this is more realistic; 3-5 in handicap chases and looks interesting.

8/1

Form: 1244-2

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Two wins over hurdles last term; second of three in novice handicap chase at Uttoxeter (2m6f, good) on reappearance; this is a stronger event but she's open to progress over fences; not ruled out.

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Verdict Starting price

2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Gazette Bourgeoise

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ben Case

Hurdles winner round here who's down to a career-low mark; lacks consistency now but having the headgear back on for this return to fences, after unseating last time, should help.

5/1

5

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

15:20 Huntingdon

Gazette Bourgeoise

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

in touch with leaders

8/1

4th

3

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:25 Ludlow

Gazette Bourgeoise

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

0-8 over fences but went close at Ffos Las (2m5f, heavy) on reappearance; lesser effort at Newbury since came in a deeper race and different headgear; could well rebound in this field with cheekpieces reapplied.

5/1

Form: 2-2113 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Successful (on good ground) over hurdles and fences this autumn; however, proved rather disappointing (last of three; behind Gazette Bourgeoise) when bidding for the hat-trick and now goes into a deeper race.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

16:25 Cheltenham

Fortunes Melody

10st 6lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Usually consistent but didn't cover herself in much glory when a remote fourth at Ludlow (2m4f, good to soft) latest; sole win over fences (1-14) came on her last attempt at this sort of trip, so that may help.

9/2

4th

1

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Fortunes Melody

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Only 1-13 over fences but she's consistent and ran creditably behind La Renommee over C&D most recently; has form on all types of going; sole handicap win (over hurdles) came off this mark; solid chance.

11/4

2nd

1

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

13:50 Ludlow

Fortunes Melody

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Came good over fences in quite valuable event at Worcester (2m4f, good) in the autumn; hasn't really kicked on from that success and was no match for clear winner when second at Uttoxeter (2m5f, good to soft) in January but will appreciate this ease in grade and is on a good mark.

15/8

Form: 454-1R D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Reappearance win came in a weak contest at Hereford (2m5f) and this is a harder task; subsequently refused at the last fence at Kempton (comfortably held in second at the time); others preferred.

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2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Whatsdastory

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Not firing on all cylinders this season but has become well handicapped, and seemed to be travelling pretty well in second place before slipping and unseating rider on home turn at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) recently.

9/2

5

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Whatsdastory

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Seems versatile regarding trip/ground and has become well handicapped but was unable to lay a glove on Juniper when second at Taunton (2m5f, soft) last month and needs to up her game here.

13/2

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13/2

Form: 5543-5 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Needed the outing and/or was unsuited by the heavy ground in Listed event at Bangor on chase/seasonal debut; defied a 4lb higher mark in Grade 3 juvenile handicap hurdle here two seasons back; one to consider.

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7th

3

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Her Indoors

11st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Needed the outing and/or was unsuited by the heavy ground in Listed event at Bangor on chase/seasonal debut; defied a 4lb higher mark in Grade 3 juvenile handicap hurdle here two seasons back; one to consider.

13/2

7

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 1

13:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Her Indoors

11st 2lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

2m1f Listed and Grade 3 winner in 4yo mares' company in the first half of 2021, but progress flatlined thereafter; a less obvious candidate for a chasing career than many here based on pedigree, but top yard knows exactly what it runs in this race (record of 2211 since its inception).

14/1

3rd

6

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Her Indoors

10st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Form: 931-7P CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Record of 2-5 at this course, the wins gained in this race two years ago (soft) and 3m2f event in April (good); higher in the weights now and has a question mark over current form to boot.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

20

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Madera Mist

10st 5lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Dual course winner, more recently against own sex a year ago (3m2f, good); now only 2lb above that mark but has been out of form this season (four runs) and has more to prove than some of these.

20/1

4th

2

20th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Lingfield

Madera Mist

11st 10lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ended last term with a clearcut win in a Cheltenham handicap (3m2f, good) in April but she's been out of sorts this season and was tailed off over 2m4f at Cheltenham last time; has had another wind operation but she needs a major revival after a short break.

14/1

8th

7

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Madera Mist

10st 11lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Record of 2-5 at this course, the wins gained in this race two years ago (soft) and 3m2f event in April (good); higher in the weights now and has a question mark over current form to boot.

14/1

Form: 6524-1 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Made all for 30l win at Warwick (2m4f, good to soft) on seasonal debut; 7lb rise looks more than manageable, especially when remembering that she won off this mark last season; respected.

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6th

4

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

16:25 Cheltenham

Hawthorn Cottage

10st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Amy Murphy

Two wins this season, by a distance at Warwick in November (2m4f, good to soft) and last time when making all for a much narrower verdict at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft); long time since she raced over this short a distance but she's a front-runner who jumps well.

9/2

1st

3

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 4

15:15 Market Rasen

Hawthorn Cottage

11st 4lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Amy Murphy

Easy winner at Warwick in November (2m4f, good to soft) and fair third at Doncaster last time (2m3f, good); a possible.

7/2

3rd

3

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

16:20 Doncaster

Hawthorn Cottage

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Amy Murphy

10yo who can be inconsistent but she easily made all at Warwick (2m4f, good to soft) last November and bounced back from her Cheltenham flop with a fair fourth here (3m, good) in January; could benefit from this drop back in distance and she's one to consider.

9/4

Form: 2115-2 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Scored twice over hurdles last winter for previous stable; distant second in handicap chase at Kempton (2m4f) on reappearance but may improve with that outing under her belt; not without a chance.

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5

10th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

19:15 Fontwell

Electric Annie

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Robert Walford

Dual hurdle winner (2m4f/2m5f) in 2021-22 season but well below best for new stable last term; well beaten in first-time cheekpieces (retained) in Exeter chase last month; might be happier back over hurdles but still looks risky.

16/1

3

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Electric Annie

11st 9lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Robert Walford

Dual hurdle winner but she's not made an impact in four runs over fences and was tailed off at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) two weeks ago; mark continues to fall but she has something to prove in this sphere.

9/1

5th

2

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Electric Annie

11st 10lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Robert Walford

held up in rear, not fluent and dropped to rear 10th, ridden and no impression before 11th

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £472.00
Straight Forecast £408.20
Tricast £2375.50
Trifecta £2342.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Marta Des Mottes

WEST COUNTRY:

Electric Annie

SPOTLIGHT:

Her Indoors

LAMBOURN:

Legends Ryde

RP Ratings:

Dame Du Soir

POSTDATA:

Hawthorn Cottage

The Times:

Marta Des Mottes

The Guardian:

Marta Des Mottes

Daily Mail:

Marta Des Mottes

Daily Mirror:

Marta Des Mottes

D Express:

Electric Annie

The Star:

Electric Annie

Telegraph:

Her Indoors

Daily Record:

Legends Ryde