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Watch On Racing TV ‘Hands & Heels’ Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (CJS’ & Amateur Riders’) (Part Of The REI)

  • Prize money: £3168.6
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Watch On Racing TV ‘Hands & Heels’ Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (CJS’ & Amateur Riders’) (Part Of The REI)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 25/50- D

Last run: 448 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

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6

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Warwick

Winter Getaway

11st 2lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Claire Hitch

Last success came at this course but that was back in 2019; form dipped sharply in two runs last term and has failed to revive for new stable this season.

16/1

7th

2

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Winter Getaway

11st 11lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Claire Hitch

towards rear of midfield, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened

66/1

8th

1

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:17 Uttoxeter

Winter Getaway

12st 1lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Claire Hitch

Won two non-handicaps for Philip Hobbs but well below her best in just two sightings last season and has since changed yards; limited appeal.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2415U4 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

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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: 227-92

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

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5th

4

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Carlisle

Esme Shelby

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

0-12 over hurdles and has become rather disappointing but ran very game race from the front when second under Charlie Maggs at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) last week and will take some passing if in same mood here.

7/4

2nd

5

18th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Esme Shelby

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Maiden after 11 starts but the return to further didn't work out at Bangor last month and better claims on earlier form at this shorter trip, including when second of four at Leicester in December (good to soft), the winner having won both 2m starts since; solid chance.

7/1

Form: 1145-3 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 88

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8th

8

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Gaia Vallis

10st 9lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: David Bridgwater

prominent

12/1

4th

7

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Gaia Vallis

11st 4lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: David Bridgwater

hampered start

12/1

Form: 4/5649 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 88

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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: 672-25

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 84

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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

Form: 4554-6

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

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8th

10

31st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Fiamette

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Jo Davis

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and dropped to rear 8th

33/1

Form: 822/45 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 82

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10th

7

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:25 Ayr

Follow That

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Returned from long absence with good fourth at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) in November but her next run was a shade disappointing and she was pulled up when tried in cheekpieces (now removed) this month; now has a point to prove.

9/1

11

6th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:20 Fontwell

Follow That

10st 10lb

J: Mr Oliver Boyden

T: Olly Murphy

prominent on outer

9/1

Form: 43/0P-

Last run: 389 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 82

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5th

2

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:08 Wincanton

Committee Of One

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

Her trainer talked of retirement after last week's narrow win at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy; ran on well) but she reappears under a penalty and should go well again.

7/4

1st

5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

14:15 Ffos Las

Committee Of One

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

Bettered underwhelming chase debut when close second at Leicester (2m6f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in January and has claims if judged on that performance but was struggling before stamina might have been an issue over 3m1f at Plumpton this month and can't be relied upon.

7/1

5th

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:22 Plumpton

Committee Of One

10st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

Much the better of two chase runs when close second at Leicester (2m6f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in January; the value of that form is open to question (market principals all disappointed) but she might have more to offer if the headgear continues to aid.

3/1

Form: 646222

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 81

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8th

5

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Shesupincourt

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ryan Potter

Won twice on slow ground towards end last year (both times over 2m7f) but has become inconsistent this season and was pulled up on two of her last three outings; current mark probably demands a career best; cheekpieces (left off last twice) refitted; not the percentage call.

8/1

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Shesupincourt

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ryan Potter

Won over an extended 2m7f at Chepstow (heavy) in November and Bangor (soft; by 8l) in December; pulled up on penultimate start but bounced back with a creditable second over C&D (good to soft) ten days later, no chance against a resurgent mare; probably on the premises.

3/1

2nd

7

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:55 Southwell

Shesupincourt

11st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Ryan Potter

Won over an extended 2m7f at Chepstow (heavy) in November and Bangor (soft; by 8l) in December; up another 8lb when pulled up off today's mark at Leicester ten days ago and needs to bounce back from that poor show.

7/1

Form: 58-5PP

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 76

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9

18th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Oseleta

10st 2lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

Big prices and pulled up in both handicaps, over 1m7f at Leicester and 2m3f at Hereford; wind surgery since which may improve matters but has masses to prove as things stand from 3lb out of the weights

33/1

8

5th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

14:33 Hereford

Oseleta

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

25-1 and never really got competitive on handicap debut at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) in December; moves back up in trip with hood fitted here; major improvement needed.

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 009

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 74

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11

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 5

13:05 Ffos Las

Bashful Kate

10st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Triple-figure prices in maiden/novice hurdles and has trailed home in all of them; represents a leading yard, though, and is now tongue tied for her handicap debut; any market move would be encouraging.

8/1

9th

11

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Bashful Kate

10st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Big odds and well beaten in maiden/novice hurdles in recent weeks.

250/1

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Verdict

Esme Shelby can go well again and Shesupincourt is likely to come up with another stout effort but FOLLOW THAT is taken to put a low-key Ffos Las run behind her. Her three previous handicap runs suggested she should have no trouble in finding a race and might indeed have done so on her return at Chepstow had she not made a pig’s ear of the last. Bashful Kate needs watching in the market on her handicap debut.[Emily Weber]