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William Hill Epic Value Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3539.9
  • 2m 3f 154y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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William Hill Epic Value Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4/180-

Last run: 263 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Down the field in Listed and Grade 2 races on her final two bumper starts; however, she won one in fine style at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) last December and could have a part to play if tapping back into that promise now back down in grade for her hurdle debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:25 Leicester

Nells Bells

11st 6lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

A two-time hurdles winner last season but she returned from nine months off with a well-held fifth of seven in 2m2f Kelso handicap 33 days ago; she needs to take a big step forward.

8/1

5th

3

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

14:28 Kelso

Nells Bells

11st 3lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

held up in rear, niggled along briefly before 4 out

5/1

1st

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:00 Newcastle

Nells Bells

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

held up in last, hit 2nd, niggled along after 3rd, pushed along briefly before 7th

9/2

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 6-215

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on stable debut in bumper at Hexham (2m, good to soft) in October then went one better at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy); it's still very early days over hurdles but she was well beaten in a Hexham novice (2m, soft) on her first attempt and has to leave that form well behind.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Perculator

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

towards rear

12/1

4th

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Perculator

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Mark Walford

led at steady pace

9/2

10

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Perculator

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Drew nicely clear of the others with progressive rival when opening account at Wetherby (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in January and didn't run badly on heavy ground at Carlisle last month (albeit she was very tired in the closing stages); a possible if suited by this quicker ground.

13/2

25/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 5

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

French Flat winner (1m7f, very soft) who was a fairly encouraging fifth of nine on last month's hurdle debut at Catterick (2m3f, soft), but she was beaten 20l and may be of greater interest when tackling further.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(2)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

15:50 Catterick

Visite Officielle

8st 12lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-French mare who was again beaten a fair way at Pontefract last time when having Vintage Valley behind over 2m5.6f; is on a competitive mark now though.

12/1

4th

6

(6)

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 139y

Class 6

16:10 Pontefract

Visite Officielle

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Fair fourth over 2m2f here (good to soft) last October and now 4lb lower; however, she was well beaten by the first two when third at Redcar (2m, soft) a fortnight ago when fit from hurdling; others appeal more.

12/1

3rd

2

(2)

10th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

15:26 Redcar

Visite Officielle

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

1-23 in France and 0-7 in Britain; hurdling hasn't worked out (refused to race on penultimate appearance, tailed off latest) and her one piece of solid handicap form last season is not enough to persuade.

11/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-1

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a 3m point and a bumper (2m, good) before winning on last month's hurdle debut at Southwell (2m, soft); carries a penalty but she's a leading candidate for her top trainer who has a 33% strike-rate here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

14th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

15:50 Plumpton

Queens Rock

11st 9lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Nicky Henderson

Made it 2-3 over hurdles with an easy Doncaster win on her handicap debut in February, after wind surgery; up 11lb in a tougher race but surely open to further improvement and obvious shortlist material.

6/4

2

1st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Kempton

Queens Rock

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

It was only an ordinary Class 4 handicap that she won at Doncaster (2m3f) but she fairly breezed home and that was also her first run back from wind surgery; up 11lb but very much respected.

15/8

7

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Queens Rock

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

It was only an ordinary Class 4 handicap that she won at Doncaster (2m3f) but she fairly breezed home and that was also her first run back from wind surgery; it bodes well that Nico De Boinville prefers her to Ahorsewithnoname and Spring Note; respected.

3/1

Form: 13

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Game win on rules debut in bumper at Exeter (2m, good) last month before an 11l third of eight in novice hurdle at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft); it looked a warm race last time and she's a key player here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

18th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

19:05 Fontwell

Micronormous

11st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, disputed lead, not fluent 3rd, shaken up when not fluent 2 out, ridden when slightly hampered run-in, lost second inside final 110yds

11/2

2

9th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Micronormous

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Made a successful stable debut in an Exeter bumper last November and a fair effort when third of eight on hurdles debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) the following month, but disappointing the last twice (underwent wind surgery before latest outing); cheekpieces given a go on this handicap debut, but she does have enough to prove.

10/1

6th

5

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Ffos Las

Micronormous

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

prominent, pushed along before 3 out

5/2

Form: 5

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Related to winners and was sent off at just 11-2 for last month's debut in a bumper here (2m, heavy); however, she finished a 24l fifth of nine and plenty of improvement is needed now switched to hurdles.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

10

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Bowland Belle

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rebecca Menzies

Four career starts and beaten over 40l in two completions over hurdles; not obviously appealing on handicap debut; now tongue tied.

15/2

12

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Bowland Belle

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Four career starts and beaten over 40l in two completions over hurdles; not obviously appealing on handicap debut but shapes as if she has some ability and a tongue-strap might enable her to show more.

16/1

4th

6

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

13:43 Newcastle

Bowland Belle

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rebecca Menzies

Well beaten on all three starts and will have more realistic claims in handicaps, for which she'll be qualified after this run.

33/1

Form: 386-

Last run: 324 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Encouraging third on debut in bumper here (2m, good) last November but she was well beaten the next twice, most recently here (2m, good) in February on her first hurdles start; others are preferred.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Darsis Darling

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Has shown some promise in bumpers and over hurdles but she was pulled up at a big price on her handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) in November; dropped 4lb but she has something to prove after another absence.

50/1

Form: P

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won an Irish mares' maiden point (3m, good) on debut in April and sold for 60,000euros later that month; pulled up at 18-1 on last month's rules debut in Hereford maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) but she reportedly lost her action and she's not written off.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

5

11th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:25 Huntingdon

First Venture

11st 11lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Tom Symonds

12l seventh at Stratford latest (16.5f) was a first glimmer of form since her good-ground Irish point win of a year ago; no chance has been taken with her mark, but first try at 3m under Rules offers some hope.

16/1

7th

3

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:15 Stratford

First Venture

11st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Holds poor claims on her slow-ground hurdles form but may improve back on forecast faster surface; Irish point win came on good.

25/1

3rd

5

18th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:17 Kempton

First Venture

11st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

prominent, shaken up and weakened after 3 out

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £383.00
Straight Forecast £577.70
Trifecta £2931.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Queens Rock

WEST COUNTRY:

Micronormous

RP Ratings:

Queens Rock

POSTDATA:

Queens Rock

LAMBOURN:

Queens Rock

The Times:

Queens Rock

Telegraph:

Queens Rock

The Guardian:

Queens Rock

Daily Mail:

Queens Rock

D Express:

Queens Rock

Daily Mirror:

Queens Rock

The Sun:

Queens Rock

Daily Record:

Queens Rock