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Portman Cup Saturday 21st January Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Portman Cup Saturday 21st January Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.20
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 83-714

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come over 2m4f at Fakenham but she was only a well-held fourth there in November; no match for the winner when second in this race 12 months ago off 1lb higher; probably needs her best yet.

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6th

4

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Sawpit Sienna

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Four wins divided between this track (2m4f) and Taunton (2m); however she was running flat when falling two starts ago and was beaten a long way at Wincanton since; a revival can only be guessed at.

8/1

3rd

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:35 Wincanton

Sawpit Sienna

11st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Well beaten when falling at Sedgefield three weeks ago but was a game winner at Taunton (2m, soft) the time before; runner-up off 2lb higher in this contest last year; well exposed 9yo, however.

15/2

6

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Sawpit Sienna

10st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

held up in rear

9/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 4232 BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Consistent filly but a maiden under both codes and is now fairly exposed; is running well but may prefer drier ground.

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No Results Found

9/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 07-034

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

First worthwhile form came on her handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) when beaten about 8l; perhaps below that level at Ffos Las since but she wasn't disgraced; has a race of this nature in her.

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4th

11

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

My Granny Lily

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

held up in rear, outpaced 4 out, headway after 2 out, stayed on run-in

8/1

5th

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:15 Chepstow

My Granny Lily

10st 5lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Nigel Hawke

Perhaps coped best with the heavy ground when off the mark over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m) and then, off this 5lb higher mark, she finished a well-held third at Exeter, behind Queen Of Steel whom she had behind at Ffos Las; should give her running but perhaps vulnerable.

6/1

3rd

6

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:10 Exeter

My Granny Lily

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

held up in rear, headway 5th, went third before 3 out, kept on but not pace to challenge

3/1

Form: -2415U

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Jumped to the right throughout and yet still won by over 6l at Southwell (3m, good) in June; ducked out and unseated early at Exeter last time; best form on good/good to soft.

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4th

3

9th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Kentford Mallard

11st 12lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

October's Hereford win was over 3m1f (good to firm) and she ran creditably when second over 2m4f at Wincanton 18 days ago following her winter break; exposed 11yo but she should be seriously involved.

6/1

2nd

9

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:22 Wincanton

Kentford Mallard

11st 0lb

J: Lt Isabel Harrison

T: Seamus Mullins

October's Hereford win was over 3m1f and she probably needs that sort of test these days; below par on final appearance in November and others appeal more.

20/1

Form: P672-2 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Thoroughly exposed but she has finished runner-up in her last two runs over hurdles (mixes with the Flat) and it was an improver who had her measure at Leicester in December (1m7f, good to soft); not far away.

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6th

8

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:20 Stratford

Born To Please

10st 12lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Mark Usher

Another decent run when keeping on for third here last week but she's very frustrating and without a win since a Flat success in 2020 (1-24 over hurdles).

5/1

3rd

8

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Born To Please

11st 1lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Mark Usher

held up in rear, still plenty to do 2 out, headway approaching last, ran on and went third run-in

5/1

4th

6

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

18:00 Uttoxeter

Born To Please

11st 1lb

J: James Davies

T: Mark Usher

Soundly beaten on the Flat this month but finished well to go close at Stratford (2m, good to soft) on latest hurdle start in April and is probably worth another crack at 2m4f; could have a say.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: /19-34 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Ludlow bumper winner (made all) who ran well there behind a talented mare on her hurdling debut and again at Wincanton in November; she should be fine on this softer ground given her pedigree; interesting.

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6th

1

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

15:35 Taunton

Tintern Abbey

12st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

took keen hold, disputed lead

7/2

4th

10

17th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:05 Wincanton

Tintern Abbey

11st 2lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Ludlow bumper winner last December (made all) and solid effort on hurdling debut there two weeks ago, when third; place prospects again.

5/1

3rd

9

3rd Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Tintern Abbey

11st 4lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Bumper winner here last December (made all) but faded out of contention in a better race the following month; absent since but likely to make her mark over hurdles at some stage, possibly over further.

7/1

Form: 075-0P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Fared reasonably well in a claiming hurdle at Clonmel (2m2f, soft; fifth of 11; 150-1) in March and has run just twice since; 11-1 for a 2m5f soft-ground handicap at Hereford on stable debut 19 days ago and was pulled up quickly after a mid-race mistake; relatively unexposed.

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5th

5

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Fortune Cookie

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Lightly raced; took a big step forward for her new yard when keeping-on fourth of eight in steadily run 2m4f Leicester handicap and, although beaten further, she posted the same RPR when favourite at Huntingdon; all her form is on soft or heavy ground but she should be dangerous down into a seller.

6/1

4th

5

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Fortune Cookie

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Lightly raced ex-Irish maiden who took a big step forward for her new yard when keeping-on fourth of eight in steadily run 2m4f Leicester handicap six weeks ago; she appeals as the sort to do better still granted a stiffer test of stamina so merits serious consideration eased 1lb.

11/4

4th

5

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Leicester

Fortune Cookie

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Ex-Irish; hasn't made much of an impression, albeit with some mitigating circumstances (slightly hampered last time), in two starts for Henry Oliver; others are more obvious but she shouldn't be written off just yet; easing mark.

33/1

Form: 0400-0

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden who was weak in the betting when tailed off on her stable debut in a 2m1f good-ground handicap at Fontwell one month ago; now tongue tied; risky.

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No Results Found

Form: 14/564 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Back from yet another lengthy break at Leicester (2m4f, good to soft) in November and didn't run well; getting well handicapped but wellbeing is an issue for now.

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5th

7

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Hello Bob

10st 3lb

J: Danny Burton

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Winless since 2020 and her recent form is far from encouraging too, coming in only 11th in 2m4f Ffos Las handicap ten days ago; tongue strap goes back on but others are still much preferred.

10/1

11th

14

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Hello Bob

10st 8lb

J: Danny Burton

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Won off much higher mark in summer 2020 but hasn't fired this season; dropped out very tamely when tried in cheekpieces last month; no headgear today; revival needed.

25/1

9

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Lingfield

Hello Bob

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Samuel Drinkwater

took keen hold, disputed lead, ridden and weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

14/1

Form: 0889-0

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Maiden on the Flat and over hurdles; has been unconvincing for a while now and the tongue-tie needs to help in a major way.

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2nd

3

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:35 Uttoxeter

Lady Ironside

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Carroll Gray

raced in second

25/1

6th

7

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Lady Ironside

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Carroll Gray

led, pushed along and headed after 4 out

100/1

Form: 167-61 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Both career wins have come in her last five starts, winning 2m handicaps on soft and good ground; was good value for the latest at Southwell in November and has only gone up 4lb.

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10th

15

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Eventful

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Back to her last winning mark (November 2020); however, well held in three runs last year and she's been a long-time absent.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £605.00
Straight Forecast £420.70
Tricast £1521.30
Trifecta £2634.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tintern Abbey

POSTDATA:

Sawpit Sienna

RP Ratings:

Born To Please

The Times:

Never No Trouble

Telegraph:

Eventful

WEST COUNTRY:

My Granny Lily

The Guardian:

Never No Trouble

Daily Mail:

Tintern Abbey

The Sun:

Tintern Abbey

Daily Mirror:

Eventful

D Express:

Sawpit Sienna

The Star:

Sawpit Sienna

LAMBOURN:

Born To Please

Daily Record:

Born To Please