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12:40 Sandown

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Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Mares’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £14237.5
  • 2m 3f 173y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Mares’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

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4/9 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1112-1 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Sole defeat (eight starts) when runner-up in a Grade 1 novice at Fairyhouse last April; earlier Grade 2 wins at this course (2m4f) and Cheltenham Festival (2m1f) and she reappeared with further improvement to win a 2m handicap here on soft five weeks ago; goes very well in the mud; huge shout.

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

5th

7

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Love Envoi

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

towards rear

12/1

2nd

5

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

15:00 Cheltenham

Love Envoi

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Raced mainly on soft/heavy (withdrawn due to good ground once); smart mare whose record is 8-12 and who performed very well (first/second) at the last two Cheltenham Festivals; may be back on song with Sandown reappearance under her belt; has the best chance at the weights.

3/1

2nd

5

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

13:15 Sandown

Love Envoi

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Picked up a stress fracture at Punchestown (soundly beaten) when last seen but has made a full recovery; has a solid/progressive record (at 2m-2m5f) otherwise and career record is 8-11; ran well behind Honeysuckle in a strong Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival (soft) two starts ago; 3-3 at Sandown, including a win on this card last year; remains of major interest.

13/2

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 117-22 CD BF

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Won this prize on heavy ground last season and creditable second in her two starts this term, albeit racing freely and making mistakes in a three-runner race last time (sole attempt at 3m); very reliable and should be bang there once again.

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

3rd

1

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

18:50 Worcester

Martello Sky

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

Ex-Lucy Wadham; useful hurdler; runner-up to a subsequent winner in a two-runner 3m novice handicap on chase/stable debut at Uttoxeter (good, lost a shoe); possibly better at this shorter trip; chance

11/4

2nd

1

28th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:20 Uttoxeter

Martello Sky

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

raced in second and pressed leader, led from 9th, clear after 14th, jumped slightly right from 15th, shaken up after 3 out, ridden when headed last, no extra run-in

8/11

19th

10

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Martello Sky

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Lucy Wadham

Faced very tough task when second of five to subsequent Cheltenham Festival runner-up Love Envoi at Sandown (2m4f, soft) in January and 2m on good ground proved too sharp at Doncaster last time; the last time she ran in a handicap she won at Cheltenham (2m4f, good to soft) in December 2021 and she's 3lb lower today; this should be run to suit and she could be a player.

14/1

Form: 3F/P-6 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Easily made all at 125-1 in a novice hurdle at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) at Christmas 2020 but has no comparable form in light career; bled from the nose and had an irregular heartbeat after sole run last season and tailed off in Wetherby handicap 12 days ago on sole run since; best watched.

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

7th

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 4

17:10 Cartmel

Ballycallan Fame

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Nick Kent

Lightly raced and generally disappointing since shock hurdle win on stable debut in 2020 but has dropped a long way down the weights and will appreciate today's ease in grade; may yet turn things around.

12/1

3rd

3

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Warwick

Ballycallan Fame

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Wide-margin 150-1 win in novice hurdle at Wetherby in December 2020 but she failed to go on from that and following an absence she has failed to threaten on her three starts this winter, the latest back over fences.

16/1

6th

1

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:10 Uttoxeter

Ballycallan Fame

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Lightly raced and has a very mixed record since wide-margin hurdle win in December 2020 but had excuses when pulled up on chasing debut in 2021 and gave good account of herself when third (albeit well held in the end) in Listed hurdle at Sandown (2m4f, soft) last month; not out of this.

14/1

Form: 243112 D BF

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Four starts for new connections and the last two (soft-ground handicaps over about 2m4f) are easily her best form; however, this event demands a great deal more.

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

2nd

7

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

12:30 Sandown

Branson Missouri

11st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Shaun Lycett

pressed leaders, stumbled 1st, prominent 2nd, dropped to last and struggling 6th, mistake 3 out, headway 2 out, went second approaching last, stayed on but no match for winner

9/1

Form: 1/11P-

Last run: 275 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

3-3 over hurdles in France in spring 2021, winning at Vichy (heavy) on last two occasions; thrown in at the deep end on British debut when pulled up at 18-1 in Grade 1 juvenile event at Aintree (good to soft) last April; goes beyond an extended 2m1f for the first time and she's unexposed.

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

5th

3

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Fautinette

11st 13lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

in rear

8/1

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