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Tanners Cava EBF Mares’ ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle (EBF Mares’ NH Novices’ Hurdle Qual’) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £4928.62
  • 2m 5f 55y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Tanners Cava EBF Mares’ ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle (EBF Mares’ NH Novices’ Hurdle Qual’) (GBB)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 23-21

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to Gold Cup winner Long Run; ran well in all three bumpers (peak RPR 106) and it was fairly comfortable when repelling La Gomera by 2l on her switch to hurdling at Doncaster (2m3f, good); has the pedigree and the connections to keep improving.

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4

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

17:10 Huntingdon

Touchy Feely

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Won back-to-back mares novices hurdles at up to 2m5f last season; below that level since but there was encouragement in her chase debut effort until falling two out at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) last month; still a bit to prove dropped back in trip.

6/1

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9/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2-1

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Dead-heated in a point and then second in a bumper; got the job done without too much fuss on her hurdling debut at Hexham (2m, soft; 11-8f) but it wasn't the strongest of races and it's earned her a penalty; looks vulnerable.

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7

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Royale Dance

11st 1lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Noel Williams

Won with authority under Dylan Johnston at Leicester (2m4f, soft; five ran) in January on second start for this yard but has made two backward steps since; that latest came when tried at 3m, which sees the cheekpieces go on today and she's got a bit to prove.

25/1

3

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Royale Dance

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Noel Williams

Always going well and won with authority on second start for this yard at Leicester (2m4f, soft); didn't appear to be on her game when well held off this 6lb higher mark at Market Rasen and she's better than that; having first run beyond 2m5f under rules but she's a 3m point winner.

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 6-6

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

A couple of sixths in bumpers with the form nothing to shout about (RPRs 87/90); going up in trip for her hurdling debut should help but others have more pressing claims.

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11th

16

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Great Snow

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Player judged on plenty of efforts over 2m5f-3m on varied ground up to last May for Neil Mulholland but her three runs this term have not gone well; tongue tied on last two and now also tries cheekpieces.

18/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £45,000 after winning a 3m Irish point (yielding) in fair style; mixed messages as to what that form is worth and a watching brief seems best.

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3rd

5

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

My Girl Katie

11st 3lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Debut Irish point winner (October 2022) who showed some ability over hurdles that season but rather less last term; 20lb below her peak mark but the heavy defeat on latest start makes her hard to support.

14/1

7th

15

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

My Girl Katie

11st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Grace Harris

Debut Irish point winner who has shown ability over hurdles without winning; took a step back in the right direction latest but others push stronger claims.

40/1

Form: 420-43

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has been learning on the job and made late gains in 2m hurdles at Huntingdon (good) and Uttoxeter (soft; hooded for both); from the family of the stable's star stayer Mighty Man so this longer trip looks sure to benefit her.

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5th

1

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

19:30 Hereford

Minniemum

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Not yet off the mark but was about to put that right at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in January, having the race in the bag only to unseat at the last; said to have made a respiratory noise when pulled up the following month; considered on the earlier run.

5/1

1

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:55 Southwell

Minniemum

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

11-race maiden but placed in three of her four completed handicaps and about 4l clear when unseating at the final flight at Catterick (3m1f, soft) on latest outing; has also paid for that blunder with a 5lb rise, but she looks a leading contender.

7/4

Form: 670

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Not offered a great deal so far, with her best run when seventh of nine in a novice hurdle at Uttoxeter; up against it.

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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: 5906

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well behind Shelikesthelights in one of her three bumpers and there was no sign of improvement when comfortably held on her hurdling debut.

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5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Lady Berlais

11st 6lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Made all at Fakenham (2m, soft) in December when 5lb lower; nothing since and the trip is a worry.

12/1

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Lady Berlais

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, led, headed 5 out, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

5/1

Form: 7UP

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

No encouragement so far, latterly at odds of 200-1 when pulled up at Hereford.

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7th

15

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Elfride

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard Phillips

held up in rear

33/1

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Elfride

10st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Richard Phillips

Sole success came in lower grade last May and her subsequent form, which includes a few non-completions, leaves plenty to be desired; nearly a stone out of the weights; opposed.

40/1

Form: 39-3

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Placed in one of her bumpers with an ordinary RPR of 91 (on good to soft); raced keenly and finished last of the three runners on her hurdling debut at Leicester (2m4f, good to firm); up against it here.

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1st

7

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Annie Wicks

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Still a maiden and beaten double-digit lengths in all her races since finishing third on bumper debut; didn't fence great on chase debut but jumping right didn't help around Ffos Las and she could leave that run behind; Cobden rides.

8/1

3rd

5

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:30 Ffos Las

Annie Wicks

10st 10lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Safely held when seventh of 13 on last month's handicap hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, soft), but remains very lightly raced for her age and today's switch to fences may show her in a better light.

10/1

Form: 66

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

80-1 and didn't jump that well when tailed off at Doncaster in the race won by Touchy Feely; very opposable.

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5th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Happy Index

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Paul Webber

Won a Ludlow handicap (2m5f, good) off 1lb lower last May but she's not gone on from that and was a well-held fifth at Huntington 18 days ago; record now stands at 1-11 and she has something to prove back in trip; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

8/1

5th

9

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Happy Index

10st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Paul Webber

led, not fluent 1st, headed and prominent 2nd

11/2

4th

9

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Happy Index

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Paul Webber

Won a 2m5f Ludlow handicap last May (good); below-par last two starts after a break; 2lb out of the weights; plenty to prove.

25/1

Form: 2

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Bought for 40,000gns after making a winning debut in a 3m British point in May; dictated a steady pace and kept finding when going down by 2l to Touchy Feely on her hurdling introduction at Doncaster; needs respecting with a 6lb pull on the winner.

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3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Fakenham

La Gomera

11st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

chased clear leader

4/1

9th

2

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:58 Hereford

La Gomera

12st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Chased home an unexposed Henderson favourite in a C&D maiden for mares in November; brings potential into handicaps but her two best runs have been on good ground, as was her point win.

10/1

Form: P

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £16,000 soon after winning a soft-ground Irish point last December; 16-1 for her hurdling debut at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft) and she was pulled up after stopping quickly; best watched for now.

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6th

6

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

15:45 Doncaster

No Word

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Charlie Longsdon

Has plenty to prove having been pulled up on both rules starts; however, it's possible the subsequent wind op will have been a big help and she won her sole Irish point; not a completely forlorn hope.

33/1

13

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

13:50 Ludlow

No Word

11st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Bought for £16,000 soon after winning a soft-ground Irish point last December; 16-1 for her hurdling debut at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft) and she was pulled up after stopping quickly; best watched for now.

25/1

Form: 690

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

No great promise in any of her bumper runs and looks a worthy outsider here.

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7

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:30 Chepstow

Sabaarelli

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tony Carroll

Soundly beaten in bumpers and refused at the first on hurdle debut.

200/1

12

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:15 Hereford

Sabaarelli

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Tony Carroll

Hurdles debutante who has poor form claims having been soundly beaten in three bumpers.

100/1

Form: 125

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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14

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Shelikesthelights

10st 11lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won twice from the front after the tongue-tie went on last spring, latterly on handicap debut; has not looked on a great mark in her three handicaps since, the latest in January and she had wind surgery (her second this term) soon afterwards; not proven over this far but it will be interesting to see if her backers return.

9/1

3rd

5

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:10 Market Rasen

Shelikesthelights

11st 4lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won twice from the front after the tongue-tie went on last spring (2m; good/good to soft); faced a stiff rise in class when beaten at Ayr in April and unlikely that she did herself justice when reappearing (after wind op) on soft ground at Wincanton in October; conditions are again a concern this afternoon.

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 9l into third in a 2m5f British point in March 2021 and the two ahead of her have since paid their way under rules; second start has been a while in coming and the trainer sees the need for some immediate headgear.

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4th

1

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Worcester

The Eminent Goose

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Placed in a point but he raced too freely under an inexperienced claimer on his chasing debut when sixth of eight in 2m3f Stratford handicap 25 days ago; he showed some fair form without winning over hurdles and can do better with Charlie Deutsch now up.

5/1

6th

2

21st May 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

The Eminent Goose

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

Unexposed 7yo who was third on her point debut in 2021 (form worked out quite well) and also displayed clear promise when making the frame in two novice hurdles in March (2m3f/2m4f); switched to fences for today's handicap debut; likely contender.

3/1

2nd

8

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Ffos Las

The Eminent Goose

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

fractious at the post, raced in last, headway before 7th, went second before 3 out, shaken up before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last, no match for winner

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £104.00
Straight Forecast £97.70
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Touchy Feely

RP Ratings:

La Gomera

The Guardian:

Royale Dance

WEST COUNTRY:

Shelikesthelights

The Times:

La Gomera

D Express:

La Gomera

The Star:

La Gomera

POSTDATA:

Touchy Feely

LAMBOURN:

Touchy Feely

Telegraph:

Touchy Feely

Daily Mail:

Touchy Feely

Daily Mirror:

Touchy Feely

The Sun:

Touchy Feely

Daily Record:

Royale Dance