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14:10 Exeter

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Virgin Bet Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.37
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 111-22 D BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Three-time bumper winner on good ground, including Listed event at Cheltenham last season; raced a bit too freely and found one just too good when odds-on for hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in December but certainly didn't run badly there, and remains a good prospect.

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4th

2

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Bonttay

11st 12lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Listed bumper winner in 2021 and won two of four hurdle races last season, including on her only start in cheekpieces, which return today; reappeared with another 2m handicap win (Hereford) and, bred to be suited by at least 2m4f, she was a hot favourite when upped to that trip at Cheltenham in December, only to unseat two out when challenging; can make amends, with plenty more to offer over this sort of trip.

6/4

10/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 20-8

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Southwell bumper (good) last March but her second bumper run was disappointing and she was over 26l behind Bonttay when only eighth on seasonal/hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in December.

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1

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Nothingtochance

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Improving mare who won Fakenham maiden (2m, soft) in pretty good style last month, her third start over hurdles; open to further progress in handicaps; shortlisted.

7/4

1st

8

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:20 Fakenham

Nothingtochance

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Sister to Edwardstone; close up on bumper debut round Southwell's sharp track and she ran better than the bare result on return from break behind a long odds-on shot at Exeter in February (2m, good to soft); of interest for yard that is 7-24 with hurdlers here in last five years.

6/4

2nd

10

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Nothingtochance

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

held up in rear, mistake 4th, some headway after 4 out, ridden after 3 out

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 4-963

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on hurdling debut in December but belied triple-digit odds when very respectable third over C&D (heavy; first-time hood) last month and has each-way claims again today.

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5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Casts Tasha

11st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Switched to fences the last twice, winning at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) then pulled up at Exeter; consistent sort over hurdles but has stamina to prove at this distance and remains on career-high mark to boot.

8/1

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Casts Tasha

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Idled then jumped very awkwardly at the final fence but did enough to justify favouritism at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy; chase debut) five weeks ago when 6lb lower; has hurdles form at this venue; consistent mare who holds solid claims.

5/4

1st

1

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:30 Ffos Las

Casts Tasha

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Opened hurdles account at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) at end of last season and has performed well on all three appearances this term, most recently when second at Exeter (2m5f, heavy) last month; nudged up to another career-high mark for this chasing debut but still commands respect.

Evs

Form: 203

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well behind Bonttay when making seasonal debut in Listed Cheltenham bumper in November but made promising start to hurdling career when third at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) last month and, given her tendency to race too freely there, today's drop back in trip could be a good move.

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1st

2

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

Symphorine

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Responded well to first-time visor when winning Exeter seller (2m2f, good) last month but was safely held when back in a handicap a fortnight later and her overall profile remains unconvincing.

12/1

6th

7

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Symphorine

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Justified favouritism in a seller at Exeter (2m2f, good; visor added) two weeks ago but she didn't have to run up to her best in that race and this is much tougher back in a competitive handicap; has some work to do.

8/1

1st

6

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Symphorine

10st 10lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Has yet to find any consistency and hasn't offered much in her two handicaps (soft an excuse last time), but she ran okay behind decent mares on her first two runs over hurdles; disappointing if she fails to play a part at this level; visor is a first.

2/1

Form: 2144 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won Uttoxeter bumper last summer (good to soft) and put disappointing hurdle debut behind her when fourth at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) last month; can build on that performance here and features prominently in calculations.

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2nd

1

15th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

15:35 Hereford

Masked Matgil

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Handicap debutante who has shaped quite well in recent novice/maiden events; no guarantee on breeding that she will stay this trip but this bumper winner is a likely candidate if she does.

11/8

5th

9

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Masked Matgil

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

midfield, bumped 3rd

7/1

Form: 889-00

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Struggled off lowly mark in Taunton handicap last month and has now been unplaced all eight hurdling starts.

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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: 7

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far but never able to land a significant blow when seventh of nine in AW bumper six weeks ago; stable has much more obvious chance with Symphorine.

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6th

7

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

18:40 Uttoxeter

Princess Poppy

10st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Lightly raced but well held in two handicaps, the latest a 2m1f seller; unraced beyond that trip and there's stamina in the pedigree, so could show more this time.

16/1

4th

4

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:50 Cartmel

Princess Poppy

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Unexposed after only four hurdle runs but was tailed off when 22-1 for recent handicap debut; needs combination of better ground and first-time cheekpieces to enable significant improvement here.

12/1

10th

5

12th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Princess Poppy

11st 5lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Unexposed mare who posted her most encouraging of three qualifying runs when sixth at Stratford (2m, good to soft) last month; should have further improvement to come; one to consider.

13/2

Form: 7-67

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on either of her hurdling starts in November (2m/2m2f) but needs a good jolt of improvement to pose a significant threat here.

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5th

9

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Ginderella

10st 13lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

In form having finished runner-up in three of her last five appearances, latterly behind a penalised winner at Taunton (3m, soft); looks to hold a solid chance.

9/2

2nd

4

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:45 Taunton

Ginderella

11st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

pressed leader

6/1

Form: 0160-8 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won AW bumper at Newcastle last winter and held her own in Cheltenham Listed race a few weeks later but made low-key start to hurdling career when well-beaten 66-1 shot (albeit in better race than this) at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in December and needs to have taken signifcant benefit from that outing.

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5th

6

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Walk In The Storm

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

held up in rear, headway after 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, ridden before 2 out

10/1

6th

3

16th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

21:00 Fontwell

Walk In The Storm

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

pressed leaders, prominent from 3rd, ridden after 3 out, weakening when jumped badly left 2 out

11/2

6th

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:58 Bangor-on-Dee

Walk In The Storm

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Bumper winner last year; made slow start to her hurdling career but kept on well for creditable second of 16 on recent handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) and is open to further improvement over today's longer trip; major player.

5/2

Form: P6

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

In process of running quite encouraging race before penultimate-flight blunder cooked her goose over C&D (heavy) three weeks ago but significant further improvement will be required today.

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6th

8

18th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

19:05 Fontwell

Can You See Her

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Polly Gundry

in rear, headway before 4th, not fluent when in touch with leaders 8th

20/1

9th

13

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

19:00 Taunton

Can You See Her

10st 6lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Polly Gundry

Remote third in a point bumper and has subsequently achieved little in four maiden hurdles (2m-2m4f) this year; still early days and steps up to 3m but she needs a transformation on handicap debut; hood added.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a fair Flat-racer; second of seven in heavy-ground point bumper in November, after which she changed hands for £24,000; not an easy mare to weigh up but market support will make her of interest.

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3rd

5

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:08 Wincanton

CEst Bleu

10st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up in point bumper but precious little to show for three runs over hurdles (on soft and good to soft), the latest after wind surgery; goes chasing with an awful lot to prove but this is her handicap debut.

8/1

3

(6)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

CEst Bleu

9st 11lb

J: Joe Bradnam

T: Joe Tizzard

Finished second in point bumper; holds poor claims on her hurdles form; dam's side suggests this code will suit her better.

66/1

Form: 4P

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

From very good jumping family but well beaten when last of four finishers on debut here (2m7f, good to soft) in November and pulled up (reportedly had breathing issue) at Warwick (2m5f, soft) in December; drops to 2m with tongue-tie added here.

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1st

5

27th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

20:25 Ffos Las

Lady Robinn

10st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

took keen hold, midfield, led after 4th, jumped badly right 2 out (usual 4 out), quickened just after home turn, 4 lengths ahead 3f out, kept on final furlong, always doing enough

4/1

12th

8

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Lady Robinn

11st 6lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

midfield, ridden and became detached after 3rd, tailed off

50/1

10

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

12:25 Warwick

Lady Robinn

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

midfield on outer, weakened 7th, pulled up before 4 out

50/1

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