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12:10 Newbury

Good To Soft

Play Coral ‘Racing-Super-Series’ For Free Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6153.98
  • 2m 0f 69y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Play Coral ‘Racing-Super-Series’ For Free Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 231-23 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Tough and reliable mare who ran right up to her best when third of ten at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) four weeks ago; she's likely to give her running as usual but one or two of these are probably better treated.

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3rd

3

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

15:15 Cheltenham

Midnight Ginger

10st 9lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

Always ridden these days by claimer James Martin; opened chasing account at second attempt, finishing with a flourish at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in January; two backward steps since, on heavy ground again over 2m3f and 3m; needs a return to her best but she did run creditably on good ground last spring.

6/1

4th

1

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Midnight Ginger

12st 0lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

Four-time hurdle winner; opened chasing account at second attempt, finishing with a flourish from unlikely position to lead close home at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in January; no impact when third of five at same track (2m3f) last month but she made some late gains and looks worth another try at this staying trip; not ruled out.

7/2

3rd

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:33 Chepstow

Midnight Ginger

12st 0lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

held up in rear, outpaced after 5 out, not fluent 4 out, went modest third approaching last, no match for first two

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 1214-8 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Had an excellent 2021-22, scoring for a fifth time at Hereford (2m, soft) in March; might have needed the run when down the field at Bangor on her reappearance in October, but she's been off for another two months since and will need a career best if she's to return to winning ways.

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5th

6

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

15:15 Cheltenham

Lime Drop

10st 6lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Five wins as hurdler (latest two years ago) whereas she has come second over 2m/2m4f on varied ground in four of her five runs over fences, latest under Alice Stevens; met with a heavy defeat over hurdles at this meeting one year ago and today's task is made difficult by position 6lb out of the handicap.

8/1

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Lime Drop

11st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Five-time hurdle winner who has made the frame in all four chases this season, most recently when second of four at Ludlow (2m4f, soft) ten days ago; has shown a tendency to jump left so today's switch to an anti-clockwise track ought to suit; major player.

5/2

2nd

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:24 Ludlow

Lime Drop

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Never threatened the winners when runner-up in two chases here last year (2m4f/2m) but got closer when third at Huntingdon (2m) after a break and this looks winnable; stable going well and one of her five hurdle wins came on soft ground.

6/4

8/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: -P4362 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Just one win from 13 runs in Britain but she's in decent form, 21l second of ten in the mud at Lingfield (2m) ten days ago; usual claiming rider is replaced by Tom Scudamore today; unlikely to be far away.

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Form: 52-525

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Runner-up twice in novice hurdles, including over this trip at Ffos Las (good to soft) in October; the extended 2m2f might have stretched her stamina at Exeter last time and she retains potential now tackling handicaps.

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5th

6

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:15 Stratford

Lady Gwen

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

took keen hold, prominent, lost position 4 out, rallied on outer 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

7/1

2nd

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:10 Fakenham

Lady Gwen

12st 0lb

J: Kai Lenihan

T: Kim Bailey

Three wins this season, the latest gained at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) last month; posted sound effort when third off today's mark there recently and further progress remains possible; respected.

4/1

Form: 4-3341 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Gained reward for her consistency when scoring at Taunton (2m, good) ten days ago, forging clear before the last flight; may well make the frame again but this is a stronger race and she's gone up 7lb.

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5th

1

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

19:20 Stratford

Amelias Dance

12st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Runner-up five times last season but not at best when well-held fourth at Taunton (2m, soft) in March; pulled up after a bad early mistake at Kempton last month.

5/1

4

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Amelias Dance

11st 12lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

midfield, bad mistake and almost fell 3rd, soon pulled up quickly

14/1

4th

4

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Amelias Dance

11st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened from 2 out

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 414-22 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Steadily progressive filly who posted another personal best when making most and beaten only by the smart First Street over C&D (good ground; won on very soft in France) five weeks ago; that looks a strong piece of form and there may well be further improvement in her; leading contender.

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0

1

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:35 Hereford

Grivetana

12st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Has lost her way since finishing second in hot Newbury handicap (2m, good) a year ago but her reappearance run there (2m, good to soft) this month was much better than eventual 32l defeat might suggest (race developed into a slog), and she's sure to appreciate today's significant ease in grade.

7/2

Form: P/P0-7 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Useful in the autumn of 2020 for Neil King, winning three mares' races, but winless on the Flat this year and well held on her return to hurdling at Cheltenham (100-1) three weeks ago; on the back burner for now.

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2nd

1

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Perfect Myth

11st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stuart Kittow

held up in last, jumped left 4th, jumped left 5th, pushed along after 3 out, went second last, soon ridden, kept on but always held

9/2

7th

1

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Taunton

Perfect Myth

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Stuart Kittow

Won three times in autumn 2020 and is well handicapped on that form, but she's not the same force nowadays and has finished soundly beaten in seventh the last twice; needs to raise her game.

50/1

7th

1

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:10 Newbury

Perfect Myth

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Stuart Kittow

Useful in the autumn of 2020 for Neil King, winning three mares' races, but winless on the Flat this year and well held on her return to hurdling at Cheltenham (100-1) three weeks ago; on the back burner for now.

20/1

Form: 495-6P D

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Failed to progress after a successful hurdle/stable debut at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) last autumn and has made no real impact in two runs over longer trips this season; others preferred.

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5th

12

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Lady Pacifico

10st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Kept on for third on stable/chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) in November but two lesser efforts have followed (3m1f/2m5f) and her stamina is not assured here.

33/1

6th

6

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Lady Pacifico

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Stable/chase debut after a break when close third at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) and worth considering each-way, for all that she has since disappointed over hurdles (perhaps found 3m1f too far).

16/1

7th

9

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

12:45 Catterick

Lady Pacifico

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Sole hurdle win was in juvenile event at Leicester in November 2021 and she has a mixed record since; returned from a break with a fair third on her stable debut at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) in November but this is a deeper race and she's untested at this trip; others are more persuasive.

12/1

Form: 31P8-4

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo; won a soft-ground novice this time last year and made a pleasing reappearance when fourth of 11 at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) last month; not for the first time she jumped repeatedly left that day, so going this way round may suit her better; still unexposed; key player.

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0

9

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Petticoat Lucy

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Won at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in May and Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) in October on her first two attempts over rules fences; needs to bounce back from a poor show at Kempton, where she jumped to her left; won a 2021 hurdle race on soft.

14/1

7th

5

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

Petticoat Lucy

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Won quite cosily at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) last month, after a break, and is now 2-2 over fences; latest 6lb rise could have been worse and she commands respect in current form.

5/2

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