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Sky Bet Yorkshire Rose Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £28475
  • 2m 0f 128y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Sky Bet Yorkshire Rose Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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2/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.23
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 21-322 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 153

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in the Champion Hurdle last March then went one better in the Grade 1 Aintree Hurdle; no match for superstar stablemate Constitution Hill when second in two Grade 1s at the end of last year but she stands out as the one to beat in this much easier race.

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

4th

4

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

15:50 Punchestown

Epatante

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Nicky Henderson

in rear but in touch with leaders, some headway on inner 2 out, pushed along when bit short of room home turn, soon outpaced and lost position when ridden, went fourth before last, no extra run-in

11/2

4th

6

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Epatante

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Nicky Henderson

Didn't have to be at her best for Grade 2 mares' win at Doncaster in January and disappointing in the mares' hurdle at last month's Cheltenham Festival; however, she won this race last year (good to soft) and there's every chance she'll be best of the rest behind stablemate Constitution Hill, which was the case in the Fighting Fifth and the Christmas Hurdle this season.

12/1

8th

3

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Epatante

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Nicky Henderson

Six-time Grade 1 winner over hurdles, including the 2020 Champion Hurdle; no match for superstar stablemate Constitution Hill in the Fighting Fifth or Christmas Hurdle at the end of 2022 but underlined what a class act she is among her own sex when hacking up in a 2m Grade 2 at Doncaster in January; has won a Grade 1 over this trip; major player.

6/1

33/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 122- D BF

Last run: 290 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won on hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in October 2021 then turned over at odds-on the next twice; has bundles to find in terms of hurdle form and absent since running on the Flat last June, but she's very useful in that code so may still have more to offer over jumps; not ruled out each-way.

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

3rd

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Salsada

10st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Well treated on her fifth in the 2023 Scottish Champion Hurdle (2m, good); has possibly needed her two outings this season at Kelso (well beaten in the Morebattle) and Newcastle (beaten 12l by Brentford Hope); more required here but she's fresher than most and drying ground would help her cause.

14/1

3rd

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Salsada

10st 13lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Brian Ellison

raced in second, pressed leader home turn, not fluent 3 out, lost second when mistake 2 out, weakened quickly before last

14/1

14th

10

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Salsada

11st 1lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Brian Ellison

Absent since fair fifth in Scottish Champion Hurdle last April and needs a bigger run today; however, this useful Flat performer can go well fresh and last January she returned from some time off with creditable second in mares' Grade 2 at Doncaster (2m, good); looks well handicapped on that form and she's an interesting contender; effective on soft/good to soft on the Flat.

11/1

Form: 17-222 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

She has plenty to find with Epatante and would probably prefer a longer trip, but she ran well over 2m when a Listed runner-up at Wetherby last October and there's a strong chance she'll fill the same position here.

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: 3-2431 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Appeared to be suited by the return to hurdles when comfortably winning a mares' handicap at Chepstow (2m, soft) three weeks ago; has also won on good ground; it's hard to envisage her bothering Epatante but she has each-way possibilities; wears a first-time tongue-tie.

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

1

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Sedgefield

Galice Macalo

12st 2lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Returned to form with an easy win under Peter Summers when back over fences at Leicester (2m, soft) last month; that was a first chase victory at the 11th attempt and she beat only two rivals, but it's hard to knock that performance otherwise and a 4lb rise isn't harsh.

5/2

1st

1

10th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

15:20 Leicester

Galice Macalo

12st 0lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Soundly beaten over hurdles last month and evidently not as good as she was but began this season with two very respectable chase runs (one in a Listed race) and is sure to appreciate today's ease in grade; versatile regarding ground; must be considered.

7/2

4th

1

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

14:35 Ludlow

Galice Macalo

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Returned to hurdles for a dominant 10l success at Chepstow in January (soft) off only a 3lb lower mark but lost her way a little afterwards; following wind surgery she seems back in good order judged on recent chase efforts (0-10 compared with 4-16 hurdling) and has plenty in her favour back in this discipline; should give it a good go from the front.

7/2

Form: 1-1114 D

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Completed a novice/handicap four-timer at Cartmel (2m1f, good) last May and solid fourth there in June on final run for Alan King; however, she's up against it in today's company back from an absence on her stable debut.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Finest View

11st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won four in a row for Alan King early in 2022 but she was 0-7 for another yard last year; bit to prove after 231 days off but she's rejoined Alan King and is well treated on her old form; needs checking in market.

16/1

7th

1

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Finest View

12st 0lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

Won four in a row for Alan King last spring but 0-6 for current yard; ran well until falling two starts ago but well beaten latest.

25/1

8th

3

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:00 Stratford

Finest View

11st 7lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent 2nd

8/1

Form: 01U54P D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won seven races in a row in 2021 and she was back on the scoresheet in a handicap at Newton Abbot last June; however, she hasn't been at her best since and this 10yo would be a shock winner here.

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

6th

5

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

14:05 Doncaster

Peltwell

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Won seven races in a row in 2021 and she was back on the scoresheet in a handicap at Newton Abbot last June; however, she hasn't been at her best since and this 10yo would be a shock winner here.

100/1

7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

12:18 Wincanton

Peltwell

10st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Neil Mulholland

Eight-time winning hurdler but below her best since returning from a break; soft ground would not look ideal for her chase debut.

20/1

1

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:25 Plumpton

Peltwell

12st 0lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Enhanced her very healthy strike-rate when winning a four-runner mares' handicap at Newton Abbot in June but she hasn't been at her best on her two runs this autumn and has to raise her game; best form on good/good to soft.

16/1

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Exacta £61.00
Straight Forecast £86.90
Trifecta £161.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Epatante

The Guardian:

Martello Sky

WEST COUNTRY:

Galice Macalo

RP Ratings:

Epatante

TOPSPEED:

Epatante

POSTDATA:

Epatante

LAMBOURN:

Epatante

The Times:

Epatante

Telegraph:

Epatante

Daily Mail:

Epatante

D Express:

Epatante

Daily Mirror:

Epatante

The Sun:

Epatante

The Star:

Epatante

Daily Record:

Epatante